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Robert H. Stachowiak, age 76, of Toledo, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio's Toledo facility surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 29, 1936, in Toledo, OH to Steve and Hattie (Kaczmarek) Stachowiak. Robert was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy. He worked for Seaway Foodtown for over 30 years as manager for several stores in the Toledo area and in Temperance, MI. Robert was a skilled handyman, who could repair just about anything. He enjoyed putting puzzles and models together, and he loved traveling, especially cruises and casino trips with his beloved wife, Valerie. He was a 50 year parishioner of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church.
Robert is survived by his daughters, Sharon (Robert) Elkins of Lambertville, MI, Kathy (Stephen) Imre and Karen (Eric) Calendine of Toledo; grandchildren, Jennifer Ann Elkins, Ericka and Cody Calendine, Mark (Brittany) and Robert Stachowiak; great-granddaughters, Clover and Eva; brother, David (Sandy) Stachowiak; sister, Phyllis Banachowski, and sisters-in-law, Phyllis and Marilyn Stachowiak. He was preceded in death by his parents, Steve and Hattie; wife, Valerie (Lykowski) Stachowiak; son, Robert "Rob" Stachowiak; sisters, Christine Stachowiak and Dolores Lewandowski, and brothers, Donald and Gordon Stachowiak.
Family and friends may visit on Sunday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Road, with a Scripture Service at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin on Monday at 9:15 a.m. in the funeral home and continue with the Funeral Mass in St. Catherine of Siena Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
The family would like to especially thank Robert's brother, David, and his wife, Sandy, and other family members for always being there in their time of need; and a special thank you to the nurses at Hospice who took such good care of Bob. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 800 S. Detroit Ave., Toledo, OH 43609. Please view and share condolences and memories at
Published in Toledo Blade from Aug. 3 to Aug. 4, 2013