Julius Dziewatkoski, 88, passed away May 3, 2019 at the Country Club Rehabilitation Campus in Bellaire OH. He was born February 16, 1931 in Tiltonsville, OH, a son to the late Nicholas and Julia (Zaleski) Dziewiantka. Julius built his homestead in the countryside of Dillonvale, OH where he lived with his late wife MaryAnn (Faldowski) Dziewatkoski for over 50 years.
In addition to his loving wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Raymond Smith and Alfonso (Al) Krasnicki; and his sisters Mary Emery, Victoria (Vicki) Vass, Helen Snodgrass, Julia Pobolish, and Cecelia (Sally) Mullaney.
Julius is survived by MaryAnn’s and his children: Katherine Ann (Rafael) Chirinos of Houston TX, Anna Marie (Mark) Salvaterra of Moundsville WV, Patricia Sue (Brian) Bisbocci of Scott Depot WV, Julius “Jay” (Audrey) Dziewatkoski of Wintersville OH, Nicholas Allen (Sharon) Dziewatkoski of Circleville OH, Michael Paul Dziewatkoski of Pittsburgh PA, and Theresa Ann (Mark) Buzek of Springboro OH; their grandchildren: Erica (Seth) Lacy, Julia (Victor) Pickett, Elizabeth Salvaterra, Diane Dziewatkoski, Renee Dziewatkoski, Maria Dziewatkoski, Rachel Dziewatkoski, Jared Dziewatkoski, Matthew Buzek, and Mary Rose Buzek; their great grandchildren: Kaiden Lacy and Kaleb Lacy; and many nephews and nieces.
Julius worked for over 20 years at Ohio Ferro Alloys in Brilliant OH until the late 1970s when the facility was idled. From there, he worked as a steelworker at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel in Yorkville OH where he remained until his retirement in 1996. Julius’s service in the United States Air Force during the Korean War was one of his proud accomplishments. As a Korean War veteran at the age of 87, he was honored with a return to the sky and fly again over the Ohio Valley in May 2018, organized by the Bellaire Country Club Rehabilitation Campus and Pier Aviation. He was a member of the American Legion Post 529 in Dillonvale OH. Julius was a member of St. Adalbert Catholic Church in Dillonvale OH, where he was active in the church choir, parish council, Jubilee 2000 celebration, and church festival organization.
Julius was passionate about many hobbies during his lifetime, most notably hunting, fishing, and gardening. He built many elaborate vegetable, flower, aquatic and statuary gardens for him and his loved ones to enjoy. He bagged a trophy deer in 1978 which earned him a membership and record in the Buckeye Big Buck Club.
Friends will be received at the Wilson Funeral Home 154 Second St. Dillonvale on Wednesday May 8, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm with wake service to be recited at 7:30 pm. Mass of Christian will be celebrated at St. Adalbert's Catholic Church in Dillonvale on Thursday at 10 am with Msgr. John Kolesar as celebrant, interment in Holly Memorial Gardens Pleasant Grove. Full military graveside services will be held by the McCook Post #529 Dillonvale.
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