Raymond S. Czerniakowski

Born: Tue., Aug. 28, 1923
Died: Sun., Jan. 24, 2016


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 28, 2016
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home

Recitation of the Rosary

6:00 PM Thu., Jan. 28, 2016
Location: W.K. Sujkowski

Prayer Service

7:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Thu., Jan. 28, 2016
Location: W.K. Sujkowski

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Fri., Jan. 29, 2016
Location: St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church

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Raymond Stanley Czerniakowski, age 92, of Sylvania, passed away on January 24, 2016 at the Rosary Care Center.  He was born on August 28, 1923 to Stanley and Sophie (Landowski) Czerniakowski in Toledo.  Ray attended St. Stanislaus grade school and Macomber High School.  Ray served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 as a Motor Machinist Mate and served 2 years during WWII aboard the Destroyer Escort USS Swasey, which was engaged in North Atlantic convoy escort duties as well as being part of submarine hunter-killer groups.  Ray joined the City of Toledo Fire Department as a firefighter in 1950, retiring in 1981.  He was also employed as a part-time machinist for Alton Products thru the 1960’s and into the early 1970’s.  Ray was a very active member of St. Charles Borromeo Parish for over 60 years  where he coached CYO sports, formed the first parish lay council, was a lector, past President of the parish Holy Name Society and formed and organized the weekly parish Bingo night to help raise money for the parish.  Ray was a member of the Catholic War Veterans Logsdon-Walla Post 639 since 1959, where he served as past Post Commander for 8 terms and was elected to serve 2 terms as Commander for the State of Ohio. He was also active with the Union of Poles in America Fraternal Organization, serving many years as the Vice President of the Toledo Council and as a member on the National Board of Directors of the Union of Poles parent organization in Cleveland, OH.  
Ray was preceded in death by his loving wife, Dorothy (Kubacki), his parents, son Kenneth, brothers Albin ‘Beaney’ and Joseph, and sister Evelyn Walsh.   He will be dearly missed by his sons, Martin (Jane) and James (Rita); daughters, Barbara Sembach and Jeanne Drake; sister Joan (Richard) Sochacki; 6 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and special friend, Barbara Hagen.  
Family and friends may visit on Thursday from 2-8p.m., at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy., with the praying of the rosary led by C.W.V. Logsdon-Walla Post 639 at 6:00p.m. and the Last Alarm services at 7:00p.m.  Funeral Services will begin with prayers at the mortuary on Friday, January 29, 2016 at 10:00a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at St. Charles Borromeo Church at 10:30am.  Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.   Memorial contributions may be directed to the Father John D. Kofflin Perpetual Memorial Fund or the Monsignor Jerome E. Schmit Youth Endowment Fund.  

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Dr. John Hasley
   Posted Tue January 26, 2016
On behalf of Serra International and the Serra Club of Toledo, our condolences to Ray's family. He was a wonderful gentleman. All fellow Serrans who knew him appreciated his activities to further the cause of Priestly and Religious vocations.
Ray will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.
Jack Hasley
Pres., Serra Club of Toledo

Christine Richmond Catholic War Veterans Ohio
   Posted Wed January 27, 2016
On behalf of the Logsdon Walla Auxiliary and Dept. Of Ohio Auxiliary, our deepest sympathy to Commander Ray's family and close friends. Ray was a faithful supporter in his presence at our events and programs as well as our fund raisers. He lived the motto for God, Country, and Home. He will be missed for his charming personality, wit, great wisdom, and everlasting faith. May he Rest in Peace.

Christine Richmond
Auxiliary President

Ginny Madden
   Posted Wed January 27, 2016
My deepest sympathies to Jeanne and entire family.
May God hold you close in this time of sorrow.

Pat and Allan Kierstead and Family
   Posted Wed January 27, 2016
To Jeannie and Family, Your New Jersey family wishes you our love and Sympathy and Prayers during this time of deep loss. Pat and Allan

Rose Anne (Koschinski) Wheatley
   Posted Fri January 29, 2016
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. God bless you all as your beloved father meets Our Heavenly Father.

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