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WESOLOWSKI James L. James L. Wesolowski, 63, of Ottawa Hills, Ohio passed away peacefully at Hospice of Northwest Ohio on October 11, 2016. Jim was born on November 30, 1952, in Toledo, Ohio to Marion and Leonard Wesolowski. He was a Graduate of Rogers High School class of 1970 and the University of Toledo's Engineering School. He began working at the young age of 15 as a caddie at Inverness Country Club. Jim worked different jobs until he finally was hired at Sun Oil as a refinery operator for 28 years. Toledo Refinery (PBF Holding) took over Sun Oil and Jim continued there until present, where he had an accident and was unable to recover. He was a Procedure Writer, Trainer, and Chief Operator at Toledo Refinery. Jim became very respected at his positions and was looked at as the guy who had all the answers. Jim had a real interest in traveling abroad, enjoying various cultures of different countries around the world, with his wife for the last 6 years. Jim also had a passion for finance and investing and had a keen eye for fixing anything from a car to a household appliance. He enjoyed working in the yard and tinkering with tools in his workshop. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Leonard Wesolowski and is survived by his loving wife, Patricia of 40 years; daughter, Nicole (Brian) Riga; sons, Reed (Samantha) Wesolowski of Chicago, IL and Ross Wesolowski; along with his dear grandchildren, Tess and Andew Riga who loved their papa very much. Jim is also survived by his brother, Jeff (Cheryl) Wesolowski, and sisters, Cathy (Stan) Pirucki and Nancy Gladieux. He also had many nieces, nephews, cousins and aunt, Lorraine Shook. Throughout the years Jim kept a close relationship with his brother-in-law, Robert (Becky) Brymer of Tallahassee, FL. Jim will also miss and be missed by his cats at home which greeted him when arrived home and provided much companionship over the years. Respecting Jim's wishes, a private graveside service was held for the immediate family and Jim's siblings at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family would like to thank family, friends and also coworkers from Toledo Refinery who visited Jim at The Toledo Hospital, Advanced Specialty Care, and Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Jim was a parishioner at Christ the King Catholic Church, Toledo Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio and the Toledo Humane Society. Funeral arrangements handled by Reeb Funeral Home. Any condolences can be sent to As published in The Blade
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