Richard “Dick” T Mielcarek

Born: Sun., Aug. 11, 1940
Died: Tue., May 19, 2020

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2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., May 21, 2020
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Fri., May 22, 2020
Location: St. Hyacinth Catholic Church

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Richard “Dick” T. Mielcarek, age 79, of Maumee, passed away on May 19, 2020 at Hospice after a courageous 5-year battle with cancer.  He was born on August 11, 1940 to Felix and Helen (Zientek) Mielcarek in Toledo. Dick proudly served his country in the United States Army. He worked in shipping and receiving for Sinclair Manufacturing and retired from Honey Baked Hams. Dick coached many years of both baseball and C.Y.O. basketball for St. Hyacinth.  One of his proudest moments,while coaching, was his 1975 Pee Wee team advancing to the Little League World Series in Georgia, which was truly a family affair.  
Richard was preceded in death by his parents.  He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 57 years, Diane (Budzyn); sons, Jeff, Mike (Michaela), and Rick (Cindy); grandchildren, Josh (Erica), Mitch (Rachel), Nick (Jessica), Blake, Travis (Maria), Madeline and Veronica (Luke) Bockbrader; 10 great grandchildren; sister, Ginnie Mohler; daughter-in-law, Sally; nieces & nephews, as well as many close friends, which he considered extended family.  He also enjoyed sharing his weekly Monday & Friday visits to Shawn's with family, friends, the great staff, as well as many other patrons who became friends.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Mark Bruss, Dr. Shaili Desai and Dr. Saleem Zafar for the wonderful care and compassion they provided during this journey.  
Visitation with social distancing will be held on Thursday, May 21st from 2-8:00 p.m. at the W.K Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy.  Due to the current circumstances regarding gatherings, special protocols will be observed during visitation which includes limited people inside at a time, face coverings and brief visits.  Family members will greet guests at the door.  Brief visitation will also occur at St. Hyacinth Church on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.  The Funeral Mass and Burial will be private.  Due to the current circumstances we are limiting in person gatherings at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church, but we will be live streaming Richard's funeral service on Friday, May 22 at 10:00am.  For those wishing to join us to celebrate Richard’s life via Live Stream please visit  A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers please consider tributes to St. Hyacinth Parish, Msgr. Jerome E. Schmit Youth Foundation, Central Catholic H.S. Baseball, St. Francis de Sales H.S. Endowment Fund, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Zielinski family
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
With Deepest Sympathy. Your Dad and the family are in our Thoughts and Prayers!

Robert Rydman, Jr.
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
My love and prayers to my Aunt Diane, my cousins Jeff, Mike and Rick and their families.

Pam Seem
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
We're so sorry to hear about Dick and are reflecting back on some many wonderful memories of him and your entire family. We're holding you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Pam & Tom Seem

Marie Irons
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
Jeff, I am sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. The loss of him in your family will be deeply felt for years to come. With faith and prayer you know that you will see him again and that he is at peace.

Keeping you in my prayers. God bless, Marie

Lucy & Carl Michalski
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
My dear friend Diane and family. So sorry for your loss. Dick was a strong man for what he went through the last five years and a good friend to both of us. Lots of good memories.
God needed another angel to watch over you, Diane, and your family. Prayers and Hugs.

Christine Lewinski
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
Mielcark family...I am deeply sorry for the loss of such a great man. May he rest in peace. I pray you find peace in God's love and healing.
Christine Lewinski

Rick D Mason
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
Prayers from the Mason family. Though I only knew Dick a few years he quickly became one of my favorite people. Seeing that smile and laugh at Shawns. He will be deeply missed!

Chris & Roger Bugaj
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you
We have good memories of you guys and enjoy your post keeping up with your families. God Bless

Larry Wilczynski
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
I am sorry for your lose, he molded and shaped so many of us over the years.

Jeff and Wendy McGlaun
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
To Diane and your beautiful family, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of Dick. What an amazing family you raised together. Truly a legacy of love. May memories comfort you and God's mercy bring you peace.

With love and sympathy, Wendy (Keller) McGlaun

Meaghan Miller
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
Diane I just wanted to say that you and Dick always made me feel part of the Toledo clan when I would visit. So sorry for your loss. I will miss Dick’s smirk:) I also miss your margaritas with Aunt Patsy! Sending hugs from afar.
Meaghan - Sharon Cullen’s daughter

Doris Yunker
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
I am sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with you all, in your time of sorrow. May it bring you comfort to know he is now pain free, and at peace. God Bless you and your family.

Ralph Wiczynski
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
So sorry for your loss my deepest sympathy for the family!!🙏

Marty Comes
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
Dear Mrs. Mielcarek and the rest of the Mielcarek family,

My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.
I am so thankful to have known him in my life, and I will always have very good memories of him.
The only words I can come up with to help ease you through this time is...

...And The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to him.
"My Dear Precious Richard, you have suffered so long and hard.
Now it's time for you to come to me and begin your life in Heaven".

And then the Golden Diamond-White Light of his Guardian Angel surrounded him and took Richard to Heaven.

Mr. Mielcarek, you will always live in my heart forever.
I love you.
Marty Comes

Brian Lieberman
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
Mielcarek Family:
I am so sorry for your loss! I'll always remember your parents, along with Mr. and Mrs. Gill, watching our softball games and laughing non-stop together!! There is no doubt in my mind that he was your biggest cheerleader, both in sports AND in life. Cherish the countless memories that you all have, and know that my heart is with each of you at this extremely difficult time. TAKE CARE!!
Brian Lieberman

Carmen & Kim Amenta
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
Jeff, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Carmen & Kim Amenta

Jackie Szmania
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
Dear Mrs. Mielcarek and family - I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Mielcarek. What a beautiful life he lived, making a difference for so many. May all those beautiful memories bring you comfort during this most difficult time. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time.

Joe Ludwig
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
My sincere condolences to the entire family. I have so many good memories our of annual scrimmage battles with Dick and his boys as a coach with OLPH. We'd always load up the car and bring the boys over to the St. Hyacinth area for a great game of baseball. Dick loved the game as you all know and I did too. He'd always end up beating us in those close scrimmages. I think it had something to do with the umpire who was usually one of Dick's friends, lol. One year we got them to travel to OLPH and we returned the favor, taking 'em down in another great scrimmage. Over the years always would run into Dick and just loved to spend a few minutes talking about those days. He was a staunch supporter of his boys when they were Knights and I'd see him at some of the events. His trademark cigar is a memory that sticks with me. Prayers and love to the entire family.

Todd and Kathy Dominiak
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
What a great man. He raised 3 fantastic sons and still had time to be the best coach I ever had. I have endless memories of him throwing pitch after pitch at Scott park in batting practice. He inspired us to achieve with tough old school coaching, but you could feel that he loved and cared about every player as an individual. His combination of a firm hand with a loving touch is something you don't see in many coaches. Many of my greatest childhood memories involve this great family. Our hearts go out to all of you. God bless him.

Tom Matuszynski Family
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
So sorry to hear about coach. Many great memories. You’re all in our thoughts.

Sr. Pat Meyer, OSF
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
Dear Diane, Mike, Jeff and Rick and your loving families, My heart and love are with you as you walk this part of our life! But Dick knows now that there is so much more awaiting! He is smiling and "cheering" you all along! We are all on his team and will be with him in that winning run at the final celebration! In thoughts, love and prayer, Sr. Trish

Kip A Vasher
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
Very sorry for your loss...
May God sustain you with His grace at this time.

Kip & Becky

Myra Condon
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
With deepest sympathy

Blair Dominiak
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
Diane, Jeff, Mike, and Rick,
Please know that I had tremendous admiration and respect for your husband/father. What a great person! Not only did he raise “the best people”, but for most of his adult life, he was an outstanding leader in our St. Hyacinth community. He was someone that I always looked up to and someone that I used as an example. My sincere condolences.

Marcia Przybylski
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
Diane,so sad hearing of your loss.I really hoped he beat this cancer.Prayers for you and your family.

Gregg Ross
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
My condolences to the Mielcarek Family.
I'll always appreciate how much Mr. Mielcarek did for us by coaching, and teaching us how to compete and win.
Rest in Peace Coach.

Ellen Victoria Tim przybylski
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
Hope you all are holding up well. Deepest sympathy.

Madeline- hope all is well, love you! VP

John & Andrea Loch
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time . John (Acklin Stamping) & Andrea

Danette Lehman (Zoltanski)
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. I have memories of Dick dressing up as Santa Claus at Aunt Virgie and Uncle Floyd's house. My memory is that he had a very big and joyful personality. I recognized that as a young girl. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

   Posted Fri May 22, 2020

Gary Birkemeyer
   Posted Fri May 22, 2020
Jeff and Family,

Sorry for your loss. You all have my deepest sympathy!

Mark and Eileen Schreiner
   Posted Fri May 22, 2020
Mike, Jeff and family,
So sorry to see this news. We were lucky to happen upon a Shawn’s meeting before the virus. It was a pleasure to see the joy in the group. May your family memories help you through this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace.

Ron and Felicia Przybylski
   Posted Fri May 22, 2020
So Sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Ron and Felicia

Jim and Jeanette Grzeszczak
   Posted Fri May 22, 2020
Dear Diane, Jeff, Mike, Rick and family,

Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Your husband and father was a man/coach I’ll never forget. Memories of Saturday morning trips to Westminster gym in the back of the Mustang listening to the sounds of Motown, to coaching baseball at the “pines” he was not only seen as a coach, but a father figure to us all. You could not have asked the Lord for a better husband and father. Even today when there’s the smell of a cigar in the air, I’m looking over my should to see him nearby.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family during this difficult time.

Bob (Laurie) Moore
   Posted Fri May 22, 2020
Dear Jeff and family,

So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. His obituary was wonderful.

Our prayers our with you at this time.


Bob and (Laurie)

Jim Szafarowicz
   Posted Mon May 25, 2020
Our deepest condolences to the family of Richard Mielcarek. I had the pleasure of being coached by Mr. Mielcarek for one year, with his young, light blonde assistant coaches in tow. Coach met my father, 22 years his senior, while playing darts at St. Hyacinth. My dad never drove, so Coach insisted on driving him to places whenever he could. Theirs became a lasting friendship until my father's passing at age 57. Thank you Coach, for all of your kindness. Please say HI to my dad for me when you see him in your rightful resting place.

Pam Grey
   Posted Tue May 26, 2020
With deepest condolence to your family. My grandmother was Cecelia Mielcarek Duszynski and my Mother was Delphine Duszynski Grey. Prayers to the family.

Marcia Buckenmyer
   Posted Thu May 28, 2020
My deepest sympathy for the recent loss of your husband and father. You now have the wonderful memories he brought that will remain with you forever.

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