Funeral Date June 24, 2020
Visitation, Tuesday, June 23 from 5 – 7 P.M. and Wednesday,
June 24 from 9:30 – 10:30 A.M. at our Bainbridge Twp location
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ZIGMUNT JOHN “ZIGGIE” WALKIEWICZ JR., born on June 4, 1933 and died on June 21, 2020, at the age of 87. Ziggie was born in Natrona, Pennsylvania, where he met and married his wife of sixty-four years, Helen (Borowski). Ziggie spent his formative years in that area of Pennsylvania, graduating from the University of Pittsburgh after serving in the U.S. Army (Intelligence) stationed in Alaska during the Korean Conflict.
Surviving family members include his wife Helen, daughters Cheryl Speck, Lynn Walkiewicz, and Pamela Hiser, and their spouses, Jon Speck and Todd Hiser. Other descendants include grandchildren Julia (Speck) Scott, Jon Speck, Ryan and Megan Hiser; and great-grandchildren Lilly and Cora Scott. Siblings include Mary Ann (Walkiewicz) Stollar, Joseph Walkiewicz, and Barbara (Walkiewicz) Walsh (deceased), and in-laws, Dorothy (Borowski) Fink and Geraldine (Borowski) Reiff.
Ziggie began his professional career at PPG Industries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, working in engineering and sales, eventually rising to the position of Plant Manager Fiberglass Division in Shelbyville, Indiana. Branching out on his own, he founded and held various positions at companies in Ohio until culminating his career as President-Owner of Clamco Corp. while living in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, before retiring.
A lifetime member of the American Legion, Fraternal Order of Police, and Natrona Fire Department #1, he also served and supported other civic organizations such as the United Fund, Knights of Columbus, and the Elks Lodge. Ziggie was also a Lector/Commentator at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, for decades.
Ziggie enjoyed his family and friends and will leave many lively memories for them. He loved to fish, golf, and travel, and above all, loved to tell stories about his adventures over a glass of good scotch.
Friends received at the ST. JOHN FUNERAL HOME, 16381 CHILLICOTHE RD. (RT. 306), CHAGRIN FALLS, 44023 (2.5 MILES NORTH OF RT. 422) TUESDAY, JUNE 23 FROM 5 – 7 P.M. and WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24 FROM 9:30 – 10:30 A.M. where social distancing will be observed and masks are encouraged. Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, June 24 at St. Joan of Arc Church, 496 E. Washington Street, Chagrin Falls, at 11:00 A. M. Cremation to follow and Ziggie will be interred at Our Lady of Hope Cemetery in Tarentum, Pennsylvania at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 496 East Washington St, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023, the University of Pittsburgh or a charity of your choice.
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