Lucy Szafarowicz


Lucy C.

Lucy C. Szafarowicz, age 92, of Toledo, passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2013, at Kingston Care Center of Sylvania surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 5, 1920 in Toledo, OH to John and Helen (Barowski) Knapik. Lucy was employed as a furrier and seamstress for the Lasalle's Department Store in downtown Toledo for 15 years. She also worked for Doehler Jarvis. Lucy and her husband were instrumental in organizing the Dozynki dinners held at the VFW Buddy Frankowski Post and later at the Franciscan Center. Proud of her Polish heritage, Lucy was a member of the Bedford Polish Culture Club and Toledo Sister Cities International. She was a parishioner of Christ the King Catholic Church.

Lucy is survived by her son, Joseph (Sharon) Szafarowicz; sister-in-law, Maryann Knapik; grandchildren, Melissa (Grant) Williams, Joe (Amy) Szafarowicz and Michael (Joan) Szafarowicz, and great-grandchildren, Kate, Joe, Grant and Andrew. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Szafarowicz; sister, Stella Klaperek; brother, Ted Knapik Sr., and nephew, Ted Knapik Jr.

Services will be private with arrangements by Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 419-476-9176. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations may be given to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Online condolences can be shared at


Published in Toledo Blade on Feb. 12, 2013