Joseph L. Czerniakowski

Born: Fri., Mar. 2, 1928
Died: Wed., Mar. 20, 2013


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Apr. 01, 2013
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home

Recitation of the Rosary

6:00 PM Mon., Apr. 01, 2013
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Apr. 02, 2013
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home

Prayer Service

7:00 PM Tue., Apr. 02, 2013
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Wed., Apr. 03, 2013
Location: Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church

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Joseph L. Czerniakowski, 85, of Toledo, passed away on March 20, 2013 in Naples, FL where he spent the winter.  He was born on March 2, 1928 to Stanley and Sophie (Landowski) Czerniakowski in Toledo, OH.  
    Joseph graduated from Georgetown University College of Law in 1953 and has practiced as an attorney ever since. He entered the U.S. Army in 1954 and was assigned in the Judge Advocate Division in Heidelberg, Germany. After his discharge from the service he was employed by the Bureau of Workers Compensation.  
    In January of 1959 Joe was appointed Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio.  In November of 1999 he was elected to one term on the Toledo City Council.  He was also Judge Advocate for the Catholic War Veterans Logsdon-Walla Post 639 and for the C.W.V. State of Ohio.
    Joe was the National Director for the Union of Poles in America for over 20 years and chairman of the Children’s Christmas Party for 30 years. He was chairman of the 14th Ward Oldtimers, a member of the C.W.V. Logsdon-Walla Post 639, A.L. Przybylski Post 642, Knights of Columbus Council #3904, Loyal Order of the Moose, Maumee Elks and Maumee Eagles Aerie #2562.  Joe was also active with the Democratic Party and in his spare time enjoyed bowling and golf.
    Joe was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Florence and second wife, Alma; and brother, Albin “Beany”.  He will be dearly missed by his brother, Raymond Czerniakowski; sisters, Evelyn Walsh and Joan (Richard) Sochacki; nieces and nephews; and family friends Larry (Diane) Halloran and Sandra Foster.
    Family and friends may visit at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy., on Monday from 4-8pm with a recitation of the rosary by C.W.V. Post 639 at 6:00pm and Tuesday from 2-8pm with Scripture Services at 7:00pm.  Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 10:00am followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joan of Arc Church at 10:30am.  Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.  
    Memorial tributes may be directed to the Albin “Beany” and Joseph Czerniakowski Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of Toledo, St. Joan of Arc Church, Melvin E. Lawicki Memorial Scholarship Fund (c/o Central Catholic High School), Fr. John D. Kofflin Perpetual Memorial Fund or the Msgr. Jerome E. Schmit Youth Endowment Fund.

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Steven and Marcy Schaeffer
   Posted Mon April 01, 2013
To Joe's dear Family, We've only known him for 2 years and he spread his humor, thoughtfulness and generosity to everyone around him. He was funny, smart and a darling who always wanted to share in fun. Then to read all he had done in his life I see his stellar and amazing life! You are so fortunate to have had such an amazing person to share your lives with.
Surfsedge neighbors,

Mary Ann Poogie Cooper
   Posted Mon April 01, 2013
It was an honor knowing Joe for over 20 years. He always had a smile on his face. Joe was a brilliant and honorable man. Joe will be missed by me, my family and all who had the pleasure of meeting him. Love you Joe. Poogie

Donald J. Mikolajczak II
   Posted Mon April 01, 2013
I came to know Joe through my parents, donald and florence mikolajczak. Both my parents have died, so they will be among the many friends waiting to see joe. CWV, golfing and his law practice were how joe and I became friends. I will remember him as good and kind friend , and a really good dancer. happy trails joe'

Jube Southern/Geraldine (Dena) Hamblen, SE 1007
   Posted Mon April 01, 2013
As the lovely music plays, I can almost see Joe's smiling face. Just a few weeks ago, he said we needed to go to the dog track again. How fortunate we are to have had Joe as a dear friend for nearly forty years! I just can't imagine Surfsedge without him. Our thoughts and prayers include his family.

Jo-Ann Zakielarz
   Posted Wed April 03, 2013
My Mother, Helen and brother Johnny and I are happy to have known Joe for 10 years now. He always had a kind word for everyone and a twinkle in his eye that is a rare gift. We will miss Joe! Love, Jo-Ann Zakielarz

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