|Aloysius "Al" Belcik|
|Written by provided to Sentinel-Tribune|
|Tuesday, 14 May 2013 10:24|
Aloysius "Al" Belcik, age 84, of Walbridge, passed away peacefully May 12, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on July 16, 1928, in Walbridge to Charles and Katherine (Galecka) Belcik. On May 16, 1953, he married the love of his life, Leona "Lee" Harmon.
Al was employed as a Clerk/Account for CSX Railroad before retiring in 1988 after 44 years.
He was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church. To Al, family always came first. Al coached baseball for the Walbridge Colts, he loved traveling and spending his winters in Florida with his wife. He was an avid sports fan, he enjoyed bowling and going to sporting events with his son. Al made his own wine and was very proud and happy to offer anyone a glass no matter what time of day it was.
He is survived by his children, James Belcik, Deborah Wiedmann, and Jacqueline (Jim) White; grandchildren, Grant M. (Alexendria) Lewis, Ashley M. Lewis, Brad A. Lewis, and Michael A. Lewis; great-grandson, Hunter Lewis; and brother, Frank (Terrie) Belcik.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Leona Belcik; son, Steven; son-in-law, Robert Wiedmann; and seven brothers.
Friends will be received on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, from 4 to 9 p.m. in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 701 N. Main St., Walbridge (419-666-3121), where visitation will continue on Thursday, May 16 from 2 to 9 p.m. An encouraging scriptural talk given by Wayne Reed on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 10:15 a.m. followed by A Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Jerome Catholic Church, with Fr. Al Ceranowski, officiating. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, American Cancer Society, or donor's choice.
The family would like to offer a heartfelt thanks to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
Thoughts and prayers to the family of Al may be made at www.witzlershank.com.
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