• Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe
    Toledo, OH
Brought to you by
Paul Zielinski

Paul Zielinski

This Guest Book will remain online permanently.
Add a message to the Guest Book
If you need help finding the right words, view our suggested entries for ideas.

Back to Personal Message

Add a photo to your message (optional)
Preview Entry
February 10, 2016

Please don't submit copyrighted work; original poems, songs or prayers welcomed.

Legacy.com reviews all Guest Book entries to ensure appropriate content. Our staff does not correct grammar or spelling. Privacy Policy | Terms of Use
Select up to 10 photos to add to the photo gallery.

Select a candle
*Please select a candle
Preview Entry
February 10, 2016

Please don't submit copyrighted work; original poems, songs or prayers welcomed.

Legacy.com reviews all Guest Book entries to ensure appropriate content. Our staff does not correct grammar or spelling. Privacy Policy | Terms of Use
Keep updated on this Guest Book

Sign up below to receive email updates.

January 06, 2014
Although I did not have Mr. Zielinski during my time at Whitmer, I know that he loved his students and they loved him. I am praying for his family, friends, co-workers, and students. May he rest in peace.
January 06, 2014
He always had an interesting story or opinion to share while we coached his oldest daughter at softball. Always there for practices and games. A good father that will be missed.
January 06, 2014
I remember Paul
-as a high school student working on
his first "real" research paper when he
learned that one idea leads to another
to another to another . . .

-as a father seeking answers as to where his daughters should go to high school…

-as a loving, concerned, and very supportive husband during Marianne's medical treatments…

-as a dedicated, realistic teacher determined to do his best for his students in and out of the classroom…

-as a scientist hypothesizing,testing, re-calculating…

-and, as a good man and colleague to know, to respect, to appreciate.

“To-day, the road all runners come,
Shoulder-high we bring you home,
And set you at your threshold down,
Townsman of a stiller town.” a.e. housman

R. Rice
Start High School English Department
Whitmer High School English Department
January 06, 2014
My heart is broken. I so loved this teacher. He made me believe I could be anything in this world. I am a nurse because of him. Class of 89.
January 06, 2014
RIP, Paul. You were a great friend back in the day.

Dave Godfrey SHS-75
January 06, 2014
Paul has been a great colleague, even though we have taught science in different buildings. Although he taught high school level science, he never “looked down upon” teachers who taught science at the junior high or elementary level. He is always willing to share labs, supplies, and ideas with any teacher if it would benefit students. He has even contacted me this school year to see if we could use some of the equipment he has come across in preparation for his retirement.

We have former students come back to see us at the junior high during their years at Whitmer. We enjoy hearing about their successes in high school. Mr. Zielinski is one teacher that Whitmer students love to talk about. I've only ever heard very positive things about Paul from students. He appeals to a wide variety of students. Just Paul being himself is entertaining enough for most students to keep their interest level high throughout any class. Paul could make that special connection with some students who never had prior interest in science. There are some people who have that something special as a teacher….Paul most definitely had “It”.

Paul is never at a point of being short on words. He has a story to go along with almost any topic being discussed. You'd better have a little extra time if you needed to ask him a question, because you are going to get a very detailed response, along with one or two related stories. I loved this aspect about Paul. He was the only person in the world that I allowed to call me “Jimbo”, because it just seemed right when Paul said it!

I didn't see Paul often, but I miss him already. I won't hear “Jimbo” when I travel to the Whitmer Science wing. I don't know who I will contact with certain questions in the future.
But there is one thing I know…students who have had Paul as a teacher got something special. Paul was one of those people who make Whitmer a special place for students and staff.

Paul, you will always inspire me.
January 06, 2014
i had Mr.Zielinski in high school. He was a very nice man, with a great sense of humor. His class was a lot of fun. He will be missed.
January 06, 2014
You will be sorely missed. Crazy hair, it was a pleasure to work along with you. You gave me insight and knowledge at the beginning of my career. I will fondly remember the chats we had about guns and Adams Conservation Club at work. Peace to you always Paul.
January 06, 2014
This is really sad. I was too young to appreciate him and his class the way I should have, and only realized in the years after the fact how lucky I was to have had him.

He was a good guy, who was genuinely excited by science and teaching, and did his best to help students gain that same excitement. I've thought about him often as an adult, as my own studies and work in the sciences have reminded me of him, and had hoped to perhaps see him again and let him know how much I'd come to appreciate him. This really breaks my heart.

My condolences to his family. You were really lucky to have him for this long, and I'm sorry he's gone.
January 06, 2014
Dear Maryann & Family,
On behalf of my mother, Mary O'Neil Szalkowski, I wish to extend our deepest sympahy to all of you. Paul was a good man and an excellent neighbor. My mother, sister and I will be forever grateful for all of his kindness throughout his years on Mayfair Blvd.

View Photo Gallery

Preview Now

©2016 Legacy.com. All rights reserved. Guest Book entries are free and are posted after being reviewed for appropriate content. If you find an entry containing inappropriate material, please contact us.