|Charles J. "Chuck" Duricek|
|Written by provided to Sentinel-Tribune|
|Monday, 02 December 2013 10:54|
Charles J. "Chuck" Duricek, 59, of Rossford, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes early Thanksgiving morning, November 28, 2013. His family planned to celebrate his 60th birthday the following day.
He was born November 29, 1953 to Charles and Mary (Dandar) Duricek.
His memory is cherished by his beloved wife of 37 years (August 14, 1976), Pamela (Domalski) Duricek; sons, Nicholas and Nathan (Meaghan); grandson, Ethan; an expected granddaughter; brother, Michael (Robin), sisters, Mary Jo Moreton and Theresa Duricek; mother-in-law, Patricia Domalski; and many loyal friends.
He is preceded in death by both his parents and his father-in-law, Gerald Domalski.
A 1971 graduate of Cardinal Stritch High School, Chuck lived an active life of service to his family and to his community. He made time to bring his wife a cup of coffee and a newspaper on her days off, and he spent countless hours helping his sons renovate their homes. He coached youth soccer teams, served as club president for the Rossford Travel Soccer Club, planned and was chairman for the Toledo Antique and Classic Boat Show, and served chicken paprikas dinners at All Saints Catholic Church for 10 years.
He was very proud to have served two terms on Rossford City Council and, after earning the highest number of votes in November's election, was eagerly anticipating serving a third term.
Mechanically minded and a very talented craftsman, Chuck loved to restore antique boats, cars, and houses. He spent 40 years managing the business his father founded in 1952, and took immense pride in the job that he loved.
Always ready for a friendly debate over a cup of coffee or Saturday morning breakfast with his friends at the Bulldog Diner, Chuck's welcoming and generous nature was very well known. He was a man of strong character who boldly stood by his principles. His legacy of generosity continues through his gift of organ donation. He will be remembered by many, but forgotten by none.
Family and friends may visit at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Rd., on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at All Saints Catholic Church in Rossford at 10 a.m. where the family will greet visitors beginning at 9 a.m. Interment will follow at Ft. Meigs Cemetery in Perrysburg.
The family suggests that memorial contributions in Chuck's memory be made to Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio.
To leave online expressions of sympathy for the family please visit www.sujkowskirossford.com.
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