Joseph J. Swantack

Born: Sat., Jan. 28, 1928
Died: Sat., Jan. 16, 2016


3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 28, 2016
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home

Memorial Service

7:00 PM Thu., Jan. 28, 2016

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Joseph J. “Buddy” Swantack died peacefully in his sleep on January 16, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 28, 1928, in Toledo, Ohio. Buddy graduated from Central Catholic High School and the University of Toledo.
    Buddy proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII  from 1946-1947, as a Staff Sergeant. Upon returning home from overseas, he married Ethel “Ronnie” Vigyo. He was very proud of having sent their four children, Laura, Lynette, J.J. and Lizabeth, to private Catholic primary and secondary schools.
He worked as an insurance agent for Penn Mutual Life Insurance for nearly 50 years. After retiring from Penn Mutual, he worked in the Toledo Public School system as a substitute teacher, retiring in 2008.
   There are many fond memories including the family trips to Florida and Michigan, hunting for rabbit and pheasant with J.J. and Uncle Bob, fishing at the State Hospital and Three Meadows Pond, being on his hands and knees digging out the weeds in the lawn, the hiking trip to the Grand Tetons with Lynette, hanging out with friends at Raceway Park, and the daily trips to McDonald’s with Mom. He was an avid reader, he enjoyed tinkering in the Stock Market, he took an interest in others, and he really liked to talk and talk and talk.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph “Bud” and Mary Swantack. Buddy is survived by his wife, Ethel “Ronnie”; daughters, Laura Herroon (Bob), Lynette, Lizabeth (Mike Wilson); son, Joseph Jr. (Christine); grandchildren, Anna Jones (Kendal), Sarah, Joseph III (Alexis), Robert, Juney, Sammy, Beans, Robert Herroon, and Tara Wilson; great-grandchildren, Sophia and Ava Swantack and Mirabel Jones.
    Friends may visit at the Sujkowski Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. on Thursday, January 28, from 3:00-7:00 p.m., with a Memorial Service beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Donations may be given to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

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Kevin Brodine
   Posted Sun January 24, 2016
Lynette, I was saddened this morning when I read of the passing of your father. I truly enjoyed visiting him when he would sub at Byrnedale. He was a wonderful man. You and your family have me deepest sympathy.

Ninette Sobecki Hodgins
   Posted Sun January 24, 2016
Hi Laura. I was saddened to hear about your dear father's passing. I remember him so well; Bill (my hubbie) accurately described him as gregarious. I recall your dad talking very enthusiastically about your family's Siberian Husky and its two eye colors. Our prayers will go out for your family. Please express my sympathy to your dear mom.
Love, Ninette

Jim & Liz Spengler
   Posted Wed January 27, 2016
Our condolences in the loss of Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. Remembering Ronnie in prayer.

   Posted Sat January 30, 2016
May the peace of God that passes all worldly understanding comfort you and yours.

In Christ's Love,

Don and Ellen Spiegel

Campus Crusade for Christ "71 thru 75"

Susan Kovach
   Posted Tue February 02, 2016
Hi Laura,
Sincere condolences to you and your family. I have fond memories of your dad the times I visited your home. Susan

Evelyn Zaciewski (Swantack, Golebiewski) & Michael Galen
   Posted Tue February 16, 2016
There's little we can say at this time when sorrow has touched your heart, we want you to know our warmest thoughts are with you now.

May He raise "Buddy" up on eagles wings

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