James Wesley Wozniak, 90, Sandusky, passed away early Sunday morning, Aug. 18, 2013, in Stein Hospice Care Center.
He was born Dec. 26, 1922, in Lorain, Ohio, to Wesley and Tillie Wozniak.
James was in various construction fields for most of his life. He worked locally for Raymond J. Schaefer Construction, and spent a number of years (1977-1994) working in a family business with his son, Tim. James retired from his secular career in 2000.
A career from which he never retired was his life’s dedication in serving Jehovah God with the local congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. James moved to Sandusky with his young family in 1959 to serve with the congregation and help direct the local activities in their promotion of Bible education within the territory. His talents touched the lives of many people, and he leaves behind dear friends and family that will miss him, but have many memories of a man devoted to God and his faith.
James is survived by his devoted son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Deborah Wozniak, who cared for him in his home along with many hospice aids and nurses, especially Stephanie Meinzer, who also took care of James’ late wife, Janice; seven grandchildren, Angela (Jason) Watts, Stephen (Shayna) Wozniak, Jesse (Rebecca) Wozniak, Sarah Miller, Nicole Miller, Jacob Miller, and Joshua Miller; four great-grandchildren, Gabrielle and Hayden Watts, and Adra and Jude Wozniak; brother- and sister-in-law, Richard and Carol Wendt; and dear nieces, nephews, and their children.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his dear wife to whom he was married 58 years, Janice, in 2007; daughter and “apple of his eye”, Cynthia (Wozniak) Miller, in 2002; and his four siblings and their spouses, John (Leona) Wozniak, Mike (Esther) Wozniak, Helen (Elmer) Endrai, and Eugene (Shirley) Wozniak.
James has been entombed with Janice in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron. The family will receive friends at a memorial service at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 608 King St., Sandusky.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in James’ name to the local Kingdom Hall Building Project, P.O. Box 1261, Sandusky, OH 44871-1261, or to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, is handling arrangements. Condolences and gifts of sympathy may be made to the family at toftfh.com.