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Joseph A. Ganzel

October 30, 1927 ~ April 6, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Joseph A. Ganzel Obituary

Joseph A. Ganzel, 95, of Maumee, Ohio beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 6, 2023, at St. Luke's Hospital after a brief illness.

He was born on October 30, 1927, in Toledo, Ohio, to Stanley and Jane Gasiorowski. He married Marjorie Gregor in 1955, raised three children (Paul, Peter and Maria), and celebrated 55 years of marriage together. Marge passed away in May of 2010. Then in 2013, Joe married his second wife Melanie and they were married for 10 years.

Joe graduated from Central Catholic High school in 1945 where he excelled at Golf and Basketball. He was drafted shortly after high school, and proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Joe was a plumber by trade and began his career working for Bill Rumph Plumbing. After becoming a Master Plumber, Joe started his own company, Joe Ganzel Plumbing that became a household name especially in Old Orchard.

Joe was a fun loving caring person who was deeply involved in the Catholic Church over the years serving in many different roles. Joe graduated in June of 1990 from the Ministry Formation Program in the Diocese of Toledo. He was also a volunteer with many different organizations such as Heartbeat of Toledo, Claver House Soup Kitchen (he was nicknamed the "Egg Master"), and the Charismatic Movement. He was also one of the last surviving member of the "Sun Shiners" Club from High School. He was an avid golfer as well and traveled all over with his league to many courses in Ohio and Michigan, golfing 18 holes up until last year. He was once asked to represent in the U.S. Senior Olympics because he always shot in the low 80s!! Joe loved to travel, not only in the U.S. but in Europe as well. He enjoyed seeing new places.

He will be greatly missed by his wife, Melanie; sons, Paul (Susan) Ganzel and Peter (Mary) Ganzel; daughter, Maria (Walter) Bailey; his grandchildren, Luke (Robin), Jacob, Zachary, Ali, Nick, Jessie, and Catie; great-grandchildren, Nick, Logan, Elayna, and Noah. In-laws; Chris (John) Alexander, Rosalie Raizk and many nieces and nephews.

Joseph was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marjorie; and sisters, Srs. Agneta, Clarice and Rae Ann; brothers, Edward and John.

The family will receive family and friends at the Thos. I. Wisniewski Funeral Home, 2426 N. Reynolds Rd. Toledo, OH 43615 from 3:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday April 13. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, April 14, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maumee where friends will be received after 10:00 a.m.. Burial with military honors will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Toledo.

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April 13, 2023

3:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Thomas I. Wisniewski Funeral Home
2426 N. Reynolds Rd
Toledo, OH 43615

Receiving of friends
April 14, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St Joseph Catholic Church
100 West Broadway St.
Maumee, OH 43537

Funeral Mass
April 14, 2023

11:00 AM
St Joseph Catholic Church
100 West Broadway St.
Maumee, OH 43537


Toledo Area Humane Society
827 Illinois Ave., Maumee OH 43537
Tel: 1-419-891-0705


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