James J. Staczek, lifelong resident of Rossford, Ohio passed away on his 77th birthday. He was born on February 7, 1937, in Rossford to John and Phyllis (Pruchniak) Staczek. Jim was a graduate of Rossford High School and The University of Toledo where he received an Associate Degree. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy Reserve for 8 years His employment began at Autolite Spark Plug in Fostoria and Owens Illinois. He went on to become the vice president of J. N. Fauver Company Inc. and the vice president of Hunger Hydraulics. Jim left Hunger to form his own company, Industrial Design and Supply Inc. He was currently the founder and president of Applied Ergonomics, LLC where his patented Ergolift won a silver medal for design at the international competition in Chicago. Jim was a certified hydraulic and fluid power specialist, President of the Detroit Chapter of International Fluid Power Society (the first chapter in the US), served on the IFPS Board of Directors, was appointed to the Manufacturing and Technology Advisory Board for Owens Community College, served as advisor for the Northwest Ohio Robotics competition sponsored by the BGSU College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering, in October 2013, was a member and past president of the Fluid Power Society and was an instructor for the Fluid Power Industry. In his spare time he enjoyed boating and being around the water. He also played the accordion and enjoyed Polka music. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.
Surviving is his loving wife, Helen (Crossen) Staczek, of 53 years; children, Jerry Staczek, Patricia (Jim) Kaczmarek and Michael (Traci) Staczek; brother, Donald (Marcia) Staczek, and sister, Carol Jean (Matt) Faykosh. Also surviving are nieces and nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents and grandchildren, Lauren and Jacob Saunders.
Family and friends may visit at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Rd. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, from 2 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday, February 13, 2014, at All Saints Catholic Church beginning at 9 a.m. in the church narthex. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in the church. Interment will follow at Ft. Meigs Cemetery in Perrysburg. The family suggests contributions in Jim's memory be made to All Saints Catholic Church. To leave online expressions of sympathy for the family please visit
Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford - Rossford
830 Lime City Rd. Rossford, OH 43460
Published in Toledo Blade from Feb. 10 to Feb. 11, 2014