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John J. Broadway, 84, of south Toledo passed away on Friday, February 8, 2013, in Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek. John was born on July 9, 1928, in Hillsdale, Michigan to John and Fiance Broadway.
When John moved to Toledo he met the love of his life, Dolores Raftery and they married on September 4, 1954. They had 59 wonderful years together traveling and spending time with family and friends. John enjoyed playing bingo and cooking, but his greatest joy was time spent with his children and grandchildren. John worked at Jeep for many years retiring in 1992.
He is survived by his wife, Dolores; children, Ruth (Terry) Finley, John (Stephanie) Broadway, Emma (Ron) Vargyas; grandchildren, JJ (Amanda), BJ, Vincent, Ruth Ann, Ronnie, Jackie; great-grandchildren, Myles, Colin, Liam, Rowan; sister, Pearl Broadway, and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Ave., on Monday, February 11, 2013, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Odyssey Hospice. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Wolf Creek for their loving care and support.
Published in Toledo Blade on Feb. 10, 2013