James B. Drozdowicz

Born: Wed., Aug. 28, 1963
Died: Fri., Mar. 12, 2021


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Mar. 16, 2021
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home

Prayer Service

7:00 PM to 7:15 PM, Tue., Mar. 16, 2021
Location: - Not available -

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Mar. 17, 2021
Location: Little Flower Catholic Church

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James B. Drozdowicz, 57, of Holland, passed away on March 12, 2021 after a long battle with cancer.
   Jim was born on August 28, 1963 to Alfred “Hank” and Virginia Drozdowicz in Toledo. Jim proudly served his country in the United States Army and was a dedicated plumber and pipefitter for 30 years.  He was a former member of the V.F.W. Frankowski Post, P.N.A., and PRUCA.
   Jim was an avid fan of the Cincinnati Reds, Minnesota Vikings, the Toledo Mudhens and especially loved Ohio State University and the Toledo Rockets. His favorite place was the ocean, jumping the waves. Jim loved whole-heartedly and always looked out for everyone first before himself. He was the original guy to take his shirt off his back for someone.  
   Jim cherished the time he spent with his family, especially with his wife, his two outstanding children, and his faithful canine companion, Milo.
   James was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law, John Kalisz; and nephew, Andrew Drozdowicz. Surviving is his loving wife of 28 years, Jeanene Kalisz; children, Michele and Nicholas; siblings, Michael (Diane), Dennis, Don (Mary Jo), Sandy (Guy) Ingram, and Larry (Kay); mother-in-law, Kathy Kalisz; nieces and nephews; and many great nieces, nephews and dear friends.
  Visitation with social distancing will be held at W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. (please wear you Ohio State colors for visitation in honor of Jim) on Tuesday from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M, with a Scripture Service at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be on Wednesday March 17, 2021, with a prayer in the funeral home at 10:30 A.M. and Mass at Little Flower Church at 11:00 A.M. Interment to follow at Resurrection cemetery with Military Honors.
   Please consider memorial tributes to the Toledo Area Humane Society.

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Ken Groch
   Posted Sun March 14, 2021
The world has lost a great man! I was blessed to catch up with him years after graduation and each time we hugged it was like the old days! I am proud to be known as his "twin" and will miss that ever lasting smile! Rest in peace my friend and thank you for always being that great person to everyone you met!

Tonya Roseberry Scurlock
   Posted Sun March 14, 2021
I’m so very sorry for you and your families loss at this time. Prayers through our Lord Jesus Christ that he will bring you comfort and healing during your time of need. The shortest verse in the Bible. Jesus Wept.

Peggy Price
   Posted Sun March 14, 2021
Jim was a wonderful neighbor, did so very much for me-I loved our little chats-He would say" Peggy, You are an inspiration-with all your health problems, You fight it, and so will I. "I'll never forget you-R I P my friend.

Susan Wyland
   Posted Sun March 14, 2021
I am very sorry for your loss, although I didn’t know Him, his wife spoke highly of him. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. Sending love and prayers in your time of need.

Sandy Wilson
   Posted Sun March 14, 2021
So sorry for the loss of your husband Jeanine. Sending condolences to you and your children! Praying you all find comfort in all your wonderful memories of your lives together.

Deborah Kent
   Posted Sun March 14, 2021
Jeanene and the Entire Drozdowicz clan...My deepest condolences to all in this time of great loss of Jim. My prayer is that our God will continue to comfort, uphold & strengthen each of you in His grace & may His peace be upon each of you. The Droz fam is so near & dear to me & Hugs to all of you. With love, Deborah Kent

   Posted Mon March 15, 2021

Tradition and Splendor Basket was sent by The Harringtons.

Dear Jeanene, We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept this humble gift. With love, Alex & Teresa Harrington

Russell Schultz
   Posted Mon March 15, 2021
Papa Droz was an amazing person and was like a father to me. I have not experienced such heartache like this before, but I know he is in a better place now. I am so sorry Mama Droz, Nick, and Michelle; I can not imagine what this must feel like for you all. The memories I have with all of you and Papa Droz will live on forever, and I will continue to cherish everything he has ever done for me.

Michelle Gauthier
   Posted Mon March 15, 2021

Medium Dish Garden was sent by Kathy Gable and Michelle Gauthier .

Drew Griffith
   Posted Tue March 16, 2021
Condolences on the passing of Jim D. An earnest, genuine guy, happiest when talking about his family and the Buckeyes... Glad to have known him. Drew

Fred cieslewski
   Posted Tue March 16, 2021
Jim was one of the nicest player I ever coached. He liked baseball and I sure enjoyed being his baseball coach at Woodward. I will always think of him as a good guy.

John R Rodriguez Jr.
   Posted Tue March 16, 2021
Jimmy, your battle was fought with unfathomable courage, your will to live was immeasurable. I'll never forget you and may you live on in your new life as you did here on Mother Earth. Fly high and never look back. Until we meet again my Brother.

Janette E Cornell
   Posted Wed March 17, 2021
Jim you were an amazing man, full of life, hope, and love, you made so many children's life different because of your caring nature and outlook on life. I want to send my condolences to the family of a great man I heard so much about. God bless you all, my prayers are with you.

Daniel and Stephanie Jagodzinski
   Posted Wed March 17, 2021
I am sorry to hear of the loss of Jame. I met him at Michigan speedway when I was just a small time. For years we had great times at the races with James, my dad and all of his friends. James was always so nice to everyone, even though I was a little kid he would often joke around and stand up at the fence with me and watch the races. We had lost touch over the years, especially after my fathers passing. In the last couple years we connected on Facebook and I leaned on him heavily for advice and kind words of support while we both fought our cancers. It breaks my heart that the world lost such a kind and caring man so young. For his family i am sorry for your loss and I hope that you can take splice in the fact that he is no Longer in pain. I will continue our fight from here; until we meet again.

Bill Rowan
   Posted Sat July 17, 2021
Our hearts go out to the entire Droz family. Jim fought the good fight for too long while making it look easy always with a smile on his face. I’m glad we had FaceBook but he was taken too quick. I have fond memories of our younger days. Rest in peace my friend.

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