John J. Kalisz Jr.

Born: Sat., Jun. 7, 1941
Died: Thu., Mar. 26, 2015


3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Mar. 30, 2015
Location: W.K. Sujkowski

Vigil Service

6:30 PM Mon., Mar. 30, 2015
Location: W.K. Sujkowski

American Legion Service

7:00 PM Mon., Mar. 30, 2015
Location: W.K. Sujkowski


10:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Tue., Mar. 31, 2015
Location: Little Flower Catholic Church

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Tue., Mar. 31, 2015
Location: Little Flower Catholic Church

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John J. Kalisz, Jr., age 73, passed away on March 26, 2015.  He was born on June 7, 1941, the son of John J. and Agnes Kalisz and step-mother, Ina May.  John proudly served his county in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.   He was an Ohio State Trooper, retiring after 20 years and 1 day of dedicated work.  John was a member of the V.F.W. Frankowski Post 5530, Delta American Legion, and the Patrolman Association.  John was an avid fan of the Detroit Tigers, Lions and Notre Dame.  He enjoyed traveling especially to his U.S.S. Belknapp Ships Reunions and Las Vegas, playing the slot machines.  
John was preceded in death by his daughter Michele.  He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 50 years, Kathleen (Helminski) Kalisz; daughter Jeanene (James) Drozdowicz; grandchildren, Michele and Nicholas John; sisters, Connie Bettencourt and Margaret (Melvin) Siedelecki; sister and brothers-in-law, Raymond (Jean) and Kenneth Helminski; and his pride and joy, White Paw and Cocoa.  
Family and friends may visit Monday from 3-8 p.m. at the W. K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. with Scripture services at 6:30 p.m. and AEEEW American Legion Post 373 Delta services at 7 p.m.  The Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Little Flower Catholic Church where visiting will begin at 10:30a.m.   Interment with military honors will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be directed to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, St. Jude Hospital or the Ohio Highway Patrol Fund.  

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Monte McGowen. Retired u-1432
   Posted Sat March 28, 2015
I worked many years with John at Swanton and respected him very much. He will be greatly missed. Thank you for your service to your Country and State.

Dixie O'Rourke
   Posted Sat March 28, 2015
Thanks for the memories - All with a smile. Sadly missed/happily remembered

Michael Hunter
   Posted Sun March 29, 2015
I got to work with John for a year at Swanton and I always enjoyed those shifts we worked together until I left. I'm sorry he has passed on so soon.

Sandy Wilson
   Posted Mon March 30, 2015 sorry to hear of John's passing. Rejoice in the many years of happiness you shared.

Steve Friday
   Posted Wed April 01, 2015
Remembering great times in my early OSP career up in Norwalk. Many good times and great memories. Seems like only yesterday. John knew how to live life.

Brian Landis
   Posted Mon June 29, 2015
John was one of the senior troops at Swanton when I arrived in 1984. He was always upbeat and caring. I wish the best to the Kalisz family as I know he will be missed. May God grant you peace and carry you through this difficult time.

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