As printed in the Toledo Blade:

Helen Zawodny, age 83, passed away on January 30, 2006, at the Franciscan Care Center. She was born June 10, 1922, to Vincent and Josephine (Osinski) Pisarski. Helen was one of 15 siblings, 7 brothers and 7 sisters, all of which preceded her in death except for her youngest sister, Leona Fiser. Helen was a homemaker, and in her earlier life, she was a devoted crossword puzzle maven and a St. Hyacinth's Mom & Pop league bowler. She prided herself on her silky coffeecakes and cherry nut cakes. In her later years, Helen became reclusive, seeking solace in her reading, devouring literally hundreds of books. Helen was preceded in death by her loving husband, Daniel T. Zawodny. She will be dearly missed by sons, David (Dorothy), Thomas (Charlotte) of Xenia, OH and Joseph (Dana Forrest) Zawodny of Poquoson, VA; grandchildren, Jeremy Zawodny, April (Brian) Neff, Jason Zawodny, Loren Zawodny, Sarah Zawodny, Maria Zawodny and Eva Zawodny; great-grandchildren, Gabriella and Daniel Zawodny.
Family and friends may visit at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy., on Thursday from 2-8 p.m. with a recitation of the Rosary at 4 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, February 3, 2006 at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Hyacinth Church at 10 a.m. Entombment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations may be made to the Franciscan Care Center (4111 N. Holland-Sylvania Rd.) or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
The family extends a very special thanks to the tireless caretakers at the Franciscan Care Center (Sylvania, OH) where Helen spent her final months.

Grandma was interred earlier today.

Posted by jzawodn at February 03, 2006 08:46 PM

Reader Comments
# greg said:

I am sorry to hear of your loss. At 83, it sounds as if she lived a full life.

7 brothers and 7 sisters? Where did she grow up?

on February 3, 2006 09:07 PM
# ct said:

Jeremy, my sympathies to you and your family. I wish you peace in this time of grief.

on February 3, 2006 09:37 PM
# Joe Hunkins said:

Jeremy my condolences to you and your family on the passing of your grandmother.


on February 3, 2006 10:33 PM
# Frank Mash said:

My sincerest sympathies for your loss and condolences to you and your family.
May her soul be blessed.


on February 4, 2006 12:11 AM
# Jim Hedger said:


so very sorry to read about your loss. on behalf of my co-workers, please accept our condolences and deepest sympathies.

on February 4, 2006 01:49 AM
# Egor Egorov said:

Sorry, Jeremy.

on February 4, 2006 02:03 AM
# Steve Foster said:

Grandma sounds like a wonderful person, plenty of wonderful memories. My condolences.


on February 4, 2006 04:46 AM
# Goetz said:


my condolences to you and your family.


on February 4, 2006 05:35 AM
# nigel said:

Gotta book a flight to see my mum & dad. Thank Jeremy, I know its not a comfort but if it makes a few of us take the time to go visit family then this cloud has a silver lining.

on February 4, 2006 06:22 AM
# kasia said:

Sorry to hear about your grandma.

on February 4, 2006 07:22 AM
# Jeffery said:


on February 4, 2006 12:48 PM
# Ben Metcalfe said:

My condolences to you and the wider Zawodny family

on February 4, 2006 03:56 PM
# Aaron N. Tubbs said:

Very sorry for your loss.

on February 4, 2006 04:19 PM
# Hasan Diwan said:

My most sincere condolences for the entire Zawodny family on the loss of Mrs Zawodny.

on February 4, 2006 07:33 PM
# Aaron said:

Aw man. I'm so sorry, man. It sounds like she lived a great life and has much (family) to be proud of. Her cares in this world are over. God bless you and the entire Zawodny family.

on February 4, 2006 08:02 PM
# Prashant said:

Hi Jeremy,

Our condolences to you and your family for the great loss you have suffered today. I hope you find the strength to ride over these though times.

on February 4, 2006 08:04 PM
# big mama said:

I'm sure she was a great woman and very proud of you. I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. Big Mama (aka Katie)

on February 4, 2006 10:03 PM
# Adam K said:


Nothing we say or do can fill the whole that has just formed in your life. As has been shown above, we are all sorry to hear of your loss, those that you know well, and those who have never responded, but have only read. Life goes on, albiet a little more slowly in these sad times.

on February 5, 2006 02:05 AM
# Lana said:

My deepest sympathies for your loss, Jeremy.
Peace be with all of you during this difficult time.

on February 5, 2006 08:34 AM
# Dave McClure said:

my grandfather passed away last week. he lived a long full life (87), and was the patron of his generation. we went back east and spent time with family, and remembered the wonderful things about him.


on February 5, 2006 10:21 AM
# Joe Zawodny said:

Thanks to all for the heartfelt comments. Mom certainly took great pride in the accomplishments of her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. Make sure you let your eldersknow just how much you appreciate what they have done to make you you.

on February 5, 2006 03:05 PM
# Brian Humphrey said:


My condolences to you and your extended family on the loss of your Grandmother. No matter where life takes you, I'm certain you'll always find the time to remember - and therefore smile - about a lady who clearly touched many lives.


on February 5, 2006 05:17 PM
# JohnC said:

My condolences to you Jeremy.

I remember when my grandparents passed away. I hope that you are surrounded by the same type of people who surrounded me and helped me through it.

Please know that we all send our wishes and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

on February 5, 2006 09:27 PM
# Rick Walter said:

Jeremy, My sympathies to you and your family at your Grandmothers passing.

on February 6, 2006 07:18 AM
# Ofer Nave said:

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on February 6, 2006 09:11 AM
# Charlie said:

Very sorry for your loss... My grandmother turns 88 on 2/14 and I'm very conscious about enjoying every moment I have with her.

on February 7, 2006 11:38 AM
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