Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

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Alumni Obituaries

Joseph Gajdostik

Francis Gajdostik, 78, of Oregon, Ohio passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017 in his
residence after a brief illness with his loving family by his side. Joe was
born in Toledo, Ohio on June 4, 1939 to Joseph and Frances (Capoun) Gajdostik.
He was a 1957 graduate from Central Catholic High School and received his
Bachelor Degree from St. Meinrad Seminary, St. Meinrad, IN. Joe taught history
at Central Catholic from 1961-1965. From 1965-1975 Joe sold pharmaceuticals for
Marion Labs. In 1975 he became
an Allstate Insurance Agent until his retirement in 2000. Through the years Joe
also worked for A&P, Harry’s Clothing, Huss Painting, Packo Catering and
most recently Beth Allen Florist. Joe will always be remembered for his sense
of humor and his dedication to family, especially his grandchildren.

Joe actively served on many boards and belonged to numerous organizations.
These included: St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Cardinal Stritch High School
Board and chairman of the Athletic Advisory Board, Oregon Recreation Board, Cub
Scout Master Starr Elementary, Oregonian Club, Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce
board of directors and Past President, East Toledo Center for Community Mental
Health, Oregon Equalization Board, Oregon Building and Planning Commission,
National Guard Academy Board, Vail Meadows Board, Meals on Wheels, St. Martin
de Pores Soup Kitchen, Sacred Heart Festival Committee and Little Sisters of
the Poor.

Surviving are his loving wife of 52 years, Judy; children, Jeffrey (Lynn),
Joseph (Jodi), Jay (Beth), Jodi (Chris) Yager, Janell (Jason) Toth;
grandchildren, Kelsey (Matt), Karli, Alexa, Regan, Grant, Harrison, Brianna,
Addison, Broc, Carson, Delaney, Eli; great granddaughter, Jenna; special step
grandchildren, McKenzie, Madison, Kayla, Nicole, and Nathan; brother, Ed
(Marylou). Joe was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Phyllis