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1961 Joseph 2022

Joseph Torowski

August 22, 1961 — February 24, 2022

Joseph Torowski, resident of Medina, Ohio for the last 24 years passed away at Medina Hospital on Thursday February 24, 2022; he was 60 years young.

He was born in Cleveland, Ohio at Saint Alexis Hospital on August 22, 1961 the son of Carl and Maryann (Paliwoda) Torowski

Joe is survived by his wife of 34 years, Cathey Taylor-Torowski; his children: Celeste Torowski and Matthew Torowski; his father Carl Torowski; his siblings:  Rose Hromi, Andrew Torowski, Paul Torowski, Karen Torowski-Kvasnicka, and David Torowski as well as numerous nieces and nephews

Joe was preceded in death by his mother Maryann Torowski, who passed away December 22, 2021.

Joe worked for Medina Vision and Laser Centre as their licensed Optician.

He was loved by patients. Joe was known for dressing up as Santa from Thanksgiving thru Christmas, always wanting to bring as much joy into this world as he could.  He had people come to him at the office for pictures and always out in public; both adults and children would come up to him while shopping and running errands to get a photo with “Santa”. He believed in all the great things that Christmas represents. He was looking forward to working as Santa after his planned retirement in four years.  He also loved woodworking and had almost finished his collection of woodworking tools to master that art after his retirement too. He loved fishing with his wife and children and was always very playfully competitive about it.  Although he only got to play Santa for one month out of the year; every day was Christmas for Joe. He always felt so very blessed with the gift of his family, friends and coworkers and the happiness and love they brought to his life.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 8894 OH-14, Streetsboro, OH., 44241 on Saturday March 5, 2022, at 10:30 a.m.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, March 5, 2022

10:30am - 7:00pm (Eastern time)

St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church (Streetsboro)


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