Thad F. Jusczak Jan. 29, 1920 - May 21, 2014 STURGIS - Thad F. Jusczak, 94, residing in Sturgis, MI and formerly of South Bend, passed away Wednesday evening, May 21, 2014 at home. He was born January 29, 1920 in South Bend to the late Chester and Hattie (Klosinski) Jusczak. He lived most of his life in the South Bend area before moving to Sturgis to be closer to family. On June 14, 1947 in South Bend, Thad married the former Gladys Fujawa, who preceded him in death on October 30, 1993 after 46 years of marriage. He was also preceded by sisters, Stephanie Grygiel and Florence Winkel. Thad is survived by his daughter, Deborah (Emil) Weber of Rochester, IN; son, Thad (Susan) Jusczak, Jr. of Sturgis, MI; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Thad served his country honorably in the United States Air Force during World War II as an armament chief at Andrews Air Base in Washington, DC. He began working as a realtor/broker in 1951, starting with Calpaert Realty. He then became the sole owner of Allied Realty and managed development of areas known as Wedgewood Park, Greenbrier, Greenleaf and Chamberline Shores additions. Thad was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Parish. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am Friday, May 30, 2014 in Christ the King Catholic Church, 52473 Indiana 933, South Bend. Graveside services and burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, South Bend. Friends may visit with the family from 4:00 - 8:00 pm Thursday, May 29, 2014 in the Palmer Funeral Home - Hickey Chapel, 17131 Cleveland Road, South Bend. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in memory of Thad may be made to the Center for Hospice Care, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545. Online condolences may be left for the Jusczak family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on May 27, 2014