Dominic J. Bursa

Dominic J. Bursa, 88, of Tiffin, passed away Monday morning, April 21, 2014, at Regency Hospital, Toledo.

He was born June 16, 1925, in Tiffin, to Ambrose and Justina (Druska) Bursa. He married Rita Burkart Nov. 28, 1946, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Rita, of Tiffin; two sons, Steve (Nancy) Bursa of Perrysburg and David (Ginny) Bursa of Tiffin; three daughters, Carol (Bob) Parker of Bucyrus, Ann (Scott) Gregory of Huntsville, Ala., and Jill (Rich) Oblizajek of Sylvania; two sisters, Mary Miller and Helen Bursa, both of Tiffin; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a brother, Joseph Bursa; and three sisters, Antonia Bursa, Agnes Ely and infant sister, Appalonia Bursa; and infant granddaughter, Madeline Oblizajek.

Dominic graduated from Tiffin Calvert High School in 1943 and was in the U.S. Army from Oct. 21, 1943-Jan. 17, 1946, during World War II and the Battle of the Bulge. During the war, he parachuted into Holland with the 82nd Airborne. When they came home on The Queen Mary, the 82nd Airborne paraded 10 miles down Fifth Avenue in New York City in thanksgiving for being the most decorated outfit of the U.S. Army. Upon passing St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the outfit was blessed by Cardinal Spelman.

In 1985, he retired as a rotor assembler at General Electric after 39 years and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, where he enjoyed volunteering for bingo for more than 12 years. Dominic also was a member of the American Legion Post No. 169 and enjoyed golfing and bowling, belonging to many area leagues. He also enjoyed wintering in Florida for years, was a big Boston Red Sox and Notre Dame fan, he loved animals and feeding birds and squirrels.

His Mass of Christian burial will begin at noon Saturday, April 26, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin. A rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to Mass. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Tiffin.

Friends may visit with the family from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Catholic Schools, St. Joseph Catholic Church or Image Clear Ultrasound Mobile, 2569 Romig Road, Suite 303, Akron, OH 44320.

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