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Joseph L. Czerniakowski Toledo, OH Naples, FL

Joseph L. Czerniakowski, 85, of Toledo, passed away on March 20, 2013 in Naples, FL where he spent the winter. He was born on March 2, 1928 to Stanley and Sophie (Landowski) Czerniakowski in Toledo, OH. Joseph graduated from Georgetown University College of Law in 1953 and has practiced as an attorney ever since. He entered the U.S. Army in 1954 and was assigned in the Judge Advocate Division in Heidelberg, Germany. After his discharge from the service he was employed by the Bureau of Workers Compensation.

In January of 1959, Joe was appointed Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio. In November of 1999 he was elected to one term on the Toledo City Council. He was also Judge Advocate for the Catholic War Veterans Logsdon-Walla Post 639 and for the C.W.V. State of Ohio. Joe was the National Director for the Union of Poles in America for over 20 years and chairman of the Children's Christmas Party for 30 years. He was chairman of the 14th Ward Oldtimers, a member of the C.W.V. Logsdon-Walla Post 639, A.L. Przybylski Post 642, Knights of Columbus Council #3904, Loyal Order of the Moose, Maumee Elks and Maumee Eagles Aerie #2562. Joe was also active with the Democratic Party and in his spare time enjoyed bowling and golf.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Florence, and second wife, Alma; and brother, Albin "Beany."

He will be dearly missed by his brother, Raymond Czerniakowski; sisters, Evelyn Walsh and Joan (Richard) Sochacki; nieces and nephews, and family friends, Larry (Diane) Halloran and Sandra Foster.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at St. Joan of Arc Church at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorial tributes may be directed to the Ave Maria University, 5050 Ave Maria Blvd., Ave Maria, FL 34142.

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Published in Naples Daily News on Mar. 30, 2013
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