Barbara J. Podgorski

Born: Fri., Jan. 20, 1939
Died: Wed., Sep. 5, 2018


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Sep. 10, 2018
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home

Recitation of the Rosary

7:00 PM Mon., Sep. 10, 2018
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home


9:30 AM to 10:00 AM, Tue., Sep. 11, 2018
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home

Prayer Service

10:00 AM to 10:10 AM, Tue., Sep. 11, 2018
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

10:30 AM Tue., Sep. 11, 2018
Location: St. Hyacinth Catholic Church

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Barbara J. Podgorski, age 79, of Toledo, passed away on September 5, 2018.   She was born on January 20, 1939 to Walter and Catherine (Augustyniak) Szmania in Toledo.  Barb worked in the payroll department for Textile Leather.  She was an avid Cleveland Indians and Pittsburg Steelers fan. Barb enjoyed polka dancing, gardening, gambling, and cooking ...she especially was known for her meatballs and cheesecake.  
  Barb was preceded in death by her loving husband, Edward; brother, Clemence Szmania,  son-in-law, Rick Woods and brothers-in-law, Ronald and Robert Podgorski.   She will be dearly missed by her children, Anita Woods, Rebecca (Joe White) Podgorski, Lisa (Roscoe) Jones, Edward Jr. (Nancy) Podgorski of Wyoming, and Kevin Podgorski (Luis Garcia) of New York; sisters, Rosalie Sneider and Beatrice (David) Wolfe; sister-in-law, Roberta Szmania; brother-in-law Daniel (Bonnie) Podgorski; step-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Bradley Woods; her many beloved ‘grand’ dogs; and many nieces and nephews.
  Family and friends may visit on Monday from 2-8:00 p.m., with a recitation of the rosary at 7:00 p.m. at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy.   Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 with prayer services in the mortuary at 10:00 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at St. Hyacinth Church at 10:30 a.m.   Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

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Wilkins Family
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
We are so sorry got the passing of your mother, my aunt, thoughts and prayers are with your entire family, she was the sweetest aunt you could ask for, love you all so much. Hugs.

Leydy Mendez
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018


Dearest Kevin & Family, Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. Sending you our thoughts & prayers. May she rest in eternal peace. Sincerley, Your Teamamerica & Volatour Families

Mary Ellen & Paul E. Zielinski
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
We were saddened to learn of the passing of your sister Barbara. A fun lady who was so friendly and kind with a heart of gold...she will be missed. We were blessed to chat with her on a Toledo visit for Aunt Stephanie's funeral. Happy that we had this opportunity one more time. Your family is in our prayers at this time. Hugs to you Bea and Rosalie.

Keri Lynn Woods
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
My thoughts and prayers to you and your family in the loss of your mother, Please God wrap your arms around the Podgorski family and ease the pain they are feeling, with all my love...

Joshua Smalley
   Posted Mon September 10, 2018


Sending our deepest condolences on the loss of Barb. We love you Neats!! Love, Meredith and Joshua Smalley

Doug & Mary Beth Parker
   Posted Mon October 08, 2018
Anita ,

we just saw your mom passed away we are so sorry for your loss
you are in our thoughts and prayers

Doug & MaryBeth


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