Dr. Joseph Victor Dubielak, D.D.S.
Joseph Dubielak, born Nov. 27, 1929, passed away Dec. 3, 2017, just six days after his 88th birthday, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio’s Perrysburg Center.
Joe is remembered as a kind, generous, humble and hard-working man by his family and friends. He was a gentle man and a gentleman.
Marilyn “Mame” (Porczak), his wife of 61 years, whom he loved dearly, survives him. He was a wonderful father and role model to his children, Mark (Yvonne), John, Cindy and Julie, and a fun and supportive “Poppo” to his grandchildren, Emmet and Henry Yeager, and Katie and Ben Dubielak.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Casimir and Irene (Szkudlarek) Dubielak, and brother, Frank Dubielak.
Joe graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1948 and the University of Toledo in 1952. He met “Mamie” on a blind date while in basic training and served in the dental unit at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean War. They were married Aug. 4, 1956, while Joe was attending the Ohio State University College of Dentistry, graduating in 1959. Joe opened his dental practice at Reynolds Corners in Toledo, eventually moving to downtown Toledo, where his office remained until his retirement in 1993. Even before retirement, Joe and Marilyn embarked on what became a challenging and satisfying adventure of restoring a historic home in Seneca County, where they resided until 2012. Joe loved that house and the acreage it included, planting many trees during his years there. The family shares many fond memories of time on the “farm,” where they would gather to enjoy each other’s company with the young grandchildren.
The family will be receiving guests at Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Road, 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, with a Scripture service at 7. A funeral Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church. A luncheon will follow at the St. Pat’s Holy Family Center. Private interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be given to St. Ursula Academy, 4025 Indian Road, Toledo, OH 43606; Open Door Ministry, 2823 Cherry St., Toledo, OH 43608; or CYO Athletics, 1933 Spielbusch Ave., Toledo, OH 43604. Please view Joe’s memorial video and leave a condolence message at CoyleFuneralHome.com.