Edward “Ed” W. Siminiak (91) passed away in his home on October 24, 2021 in Laguna Woods, California. A Great Grandfather, Grandfather, Father, Father-in-Law, Uncle, Confidante, Friend to Many, and Life Partner, Edward is a native Ohioan, the youngest of 5 siblings, born to Metro & Mary Siminiak on November 25, 1929 in Toledo, Ohio.
Upon graduation from Woodward High School in Toledo, Ed was selected to serve his country in combat with the United States Army during the Korean conflict. Upon his transition to the civilian community, and having worked at various business staples in the Toledo area, to include Libbey Owens Ford, Ed went on to join the Toledo Police Department in 1959. Ed retired from the Toledo Police Department after 25 years of service in 1984.
Ed met the love of his life and married Doris (Burden) Siminiak in 1955. Ed and Doris had had 2 wonderful sons – Edward, who was born in 1956 and Bruce, who was born in 1963. Ed was a very religious man and a very devout Catholic with an exceptionally strong faith in God, which enabled him to deal with the challenges encountered with the multiple loss of loved ones that he faced during his lifetime. Ed’s wife Doris died in 1978. Ed’s son Edward died in 2000. Ed had remarried in 1988 to Kathleen (Szabo) Siminiak who passed away in 2002. He was a regular parishioner at St Catherine of Siena Church in Toledo, Ohio and upon his move to California, Ed was a parishioner at Corpus Christi Church in Aliso Viejo, California.
Ed loved spending time with Family, talking, reminiscing, and laughing,.and having an occasional cold adult beverage. Edward was also an avid bowler, participating in several bowling leagues in both Ohio and California, achieving a perfect 300 game on multiple occasions.
Ed has 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren whom he loved and cherished. He is remembered as a loving and caring man.
Ed is survived by his son Bruce Siminiak; daughters in law Barb (Wagner) Siminiak, Chris (Storrjohann) Siminiak; grandchildren Heather (Jim) Noonan, Tiffani Siminiak, Justin (Angela) Siminiak, Christian Siminiak, Brandi Siminiak; great grandchildren Patience, Merci, Gracin, Harmony Noonan, Avery and Landon Siminiak.
Edward’s partner, close friend, confidante and bowling partner for the last 10 years, Charlene Gummere, provided great happiness to Ed.
Vigil and Visitation will be held at O’Connor Mortuary located at 25301 Alicia Pkwy, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 on November 15, 2021 from 7pm-9pm. A prayer service will take place November 16, 2021 from 10am-11am also at O’Connor Mortuary. Live streaming of both of the services is available.
Visitation will also be held at Urbanski Funeral Home located at 5055 Secor Rd, Toledo, OH 43623 on November 18, 2021 from 2pm-8pm. Funeral services will begin November 19, 2021 at 10 am at St Catherine of Siena Church located at 4555 N Haven Ave, Toledo, OH 43612. Internment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Vigil Service & Visitation
- Date & Time: November 18, 2021 (2:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
- Venue: Urbanski Funeral Home
- Location: 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, OH 43623 - (Get Directions)
- Date & Time: November 19, 2021 (10:00 AM)
- Venue: St. Catherine Of Siena Church
- Location: 4555 N Haven Ave Toledo, OH 43612 - (Get Directions)