“Ted” (Thaddeus Leon) Buczkiewicz, 92 of Fairlawn, Ohio passed away September 22, 2019, in the loving arms of family.
Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio on May 24, 1927, Ted graduated from West Tech before he joined the Army in 1946—when US focus was to establish peace and order—as WWII came to an end. Post Army, his passionately dedicated, brave and adventurous spirit led to a spontaneous plan to sail with friends 1,500 miles—from Cleveland to the Bahamas. Shipwrecked (yet safe) off the coast of NY on November 13, 1950, his undaunted spirit took on a little more structure, as he completed his Engineering studies Fenn College (now Cleveland State).
He married his soulmate, Elsie Nary November 30, 1957, at St. Coleman in Cleveland. His career spanned the evolution of Goodyear Aircraft, Goodyear Aerospace, Loral then Lockheed Martin—from which he retired after 35 yrs.
Throughout his life, Ted focused on learning. In his retirement, he enjoyed the challenge of Sudoku and learning Polish. Always, he explored deepening both his understanding of life and his Faith.
Ted and Elsie, Soulmates, are now reunited. Survived by their daughters, Mary Beth “MareMare” (Dick) Ellison, Margaret Ann “Meg” (Jeff) Wright, Jan Ellen “Nanny” (John) Costantino, Jacqueline Marie “Jackie” (Al) Walker and Basia “Boo”, their grandchildren Emily (Ryan), Stephen, Caitlin, Michael, Trevor, Halley, Rachel, Lyndsey, Matthew, Drew, great-grandchildren Lyla and Milo, extended family Sheri and Dave Doubek, along with many nieces, nephews and countless friends. Thank you for enriching our lives, challenging his card playing acumen and celebrating his love of God, Family, Friends and Country.
For the wisdom, strength and bottomless well of love, we will hold you in our hearts. Thank you for showing us how to Love.
Calling hours 4:30-7:30pm Thursday at Ciriello and Carr Funeral Home, 39 S. Miller Rd in Fairlawn.
Mass of Christian Burial 11am Friday, Sept. 27th at St. Hilary Catholic Church.
Private interment at Western Reserve National Cemetery.
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