Eugene J. Jr.
Eugene J. Sujkowski Jr., age 74, passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family after a long battle with cancer. He was born on August 3, 1939, in Toledo to Eugene and Alice (Sobieralski) Sujkowski. Gene attended St. Stanislaus grade school and was a 1957 graduate of Central Catholic High School. He received his BA Degree from St. Vincent College and completed his Mortuary Science Degree from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1962. That same year, Gene married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Marcia (Matuszewski) on June 23. After passing the State Board Exam he went on to work at the family business which was established in 1888, located on Nebraska Ave. He was the 4th generation and became co-owner with his brother, Bill, after the passing of their father in 1978. In 1980, the business moved to its new location on Airport Hwy. In 1976, Gene along with his wife, Marcia, purchased the Rossford Funeral Home which is now Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, where they made their home and raised their three sons. He semi-retired in 2005 from the Toledo location and proudly worked alongside his sons at the Rossford location until the very end.
Gene was a member and past president of the Northwest Ohio Funeral Directors Association, a member and past president of the Ohio Embalmers Association and a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association. Gene was a devout catholic, where he was a parishioner of All Saints Catholic Church and a Fourth Degree member of the Holy Cross Counsel #5139 Knights of Columbus. Gene enjoyed traveling and participating in all of his grandchildren's sporting events. He also enjoyed getting together for lunch with old classmates. Gene was an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians and was a Harley Davidson enthusiast and enjoyed riding with his sons. Gene cherished spending time with his family, friends and the community of Rossford.
Surviving is his loving wife of 51 years, Marcia; sons, Brian (Wendy), Mark (Brenda) and Kevin (Dawn) Sujkowski; grandchildren, Dane, Ashley, Jordan and Joey Sujkowski; step-grandchildren, Stephanie Welling and Holly Bates; brother, Bill (Pat) Sujkowski; brother-in-law, Ron (Diane) Matuszewski and nieces and nephews, Jill Wenz, Jenni (Ryan) Meyer, Jeff (Amy) Matuszewski and Kris (Jen) Matuszewski. Also surviving are cousins and great-nieces and nephews.
Friends may visit the family at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Rd. on Saturday, April 5, 2014, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 6, 2014, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at All Saints Catholic Church 628 Lime City Rd in Rossford at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 7, 2014, where the family will greet visitors beginning at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Fort Meigs Union Cemetery in Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church or to Central Catholic High School. To send online expressions of sympathy, please visit
Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford - Rossford
830 Lime City Rd. Rossford, OH 43460
Published in Toledo Blade on Apr. 3, 2014