Thomas Grzeszczak

Born: Mon., Jun. 21, 1943
Died: Mon., Oct. 20, 2014


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 23, 2014
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Fri., Oct. 24, 2014
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home

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Thomas Grzeszczak, age 71, passed away on Monday October 20, 2014. Thomas was born on June 21, 1943 in Toledo, the son of George and Delphine (Kowalski) Grzeszczak. Tom had been a welder at Chrysler Jeep for 29 years, retiring in 2000. Prior to that he made candy and was the manager of the candy department at the former Tiedtkes Department Store from 1962 until it closed in 1973. Tom was an avid Notre Dame Football fan for many years and also followed the Dallas Cowboys. He liked to bowl but most of all enjoyed sitting on his porch in almost any weather, hot or cold! Tom’s greatest love however was his family and he cherished the time spent with them.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents, grandson William Dunphy and grandmother Sadie Kowalski and uncle Joe Kowalski. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Barbara (Gyuras); daughters Denise Dunphy and Darlene (Joe) Stetler; son Thomas Grzeszczak Jr; grandchildren Michael Anthony Stevens, Brittany Marie and Brianna Nicole Dunphy; aunt Beatrice Ignasiak and cousins Mary Ellen & John Wozny and by numerous other cousins.  
Family and friends may visit Thursday from 2-8p.m. at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy., where funeral services will be held on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Entombment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family who will set up an Education Fund for Tom’s grandchildren.
       Special thanks from the family go out to Tom’s neighbors, the Scarallis, Butlers and Bartletts for always being there for them and Tom. Also heartfelt thanks to the staff, and especially Dr. Xia, from Flower Hospital and the Cancer Unit for the excellent and compassionate care Tom and his family received. It was greatly appreciated.

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Larry Tomczak
   Posted Tue October 21, 2014
Barb, Tom Jr., Denise, Darlene sending my condolences and prayers to you and you family's. Please let me know what I can do to help you thru this process.

Larry Tomczak 10 / 21 / 2014

Sean Gyuras
   Posted Wed October 22, 2014
Barb, Denise, Darlene and Thomas,

I am so sorry for the loss of Tom. We all loved him and he will be greatly missed. Please, let us know if you need anything. You are all in our prayers.

Debbie & John Allen
   Posted Wed October 22, 2014
Bobbi, I am so very sorry to hear about your terrible loss. I always saw Tom as the quiet, dark, distinguished husband of my Godmother. I pray that Our Lord wraps you in his arms and gives you comfort. I Love you!

Katie Hamman Meyer
   Posted Thu October 23, 2014
Denise, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your dad is in God's hands now, no longer suffering and you and your family have a new angel to watch over you. My prayers are with you and your family. Katie

Amy Forde
   Posted Thu October 23, 2014
Denise, so sorry for your loss. Will be thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

Diane Shonebarger
   Posted Fri October 24, 2014
Darlene, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much your Dad meant to you. Hold all your memories of him close and remember that a part of him will always live within you. You are in my prayers. I love you. Diane

Danita ButtsJackson-ReVels
   Posted Mon October 27, 2014
Denise - I'm sorry for all that you, your father, and your family have had to endure these past few months. You are such a kind person. I can only imagine how great your father (and mother) must be. Your father is safe and protected in God's hands. Your loss will never go away, but the pain will lessen over time and one day you will be able to laugh and smile at the many fond memories that you share with your Dad. Hang in there. God bless you and your family. Danita

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