Magdalene "Madge" Joanne (Rzeszewski) HomishApril 4, 1924 ~ October 19, 2017 (age 93)
Madge Homish, 93, passed away peacefully in her sleep, on October 19th, concluding a wonderful life. The family she left behind will miss her, but after 9 years apart, she has joined the love of her life, Mike Homish Jr.
Madge and Mike met in Dickson City, PA, the area where they were born and raised, and moved to Toledo, Ohio to work and raise their family. Together with Mike she raised their 4 sons (Larry, Len, Tom and Jerry). She supported her sons through their many accomplishments and challenges. Together they welcomed two daughters-in-law to the family and 4 grandchildren. She loved them all and passed on her cherished traditions.
Madge had many great memories and laughter: shuffle board and quarters at Coral Cay in Fort Lauderdale; a shared passion with Mike for bowling at Ottawa Lanes and golf at Sylvania Country Club where she was both on Women’s team and an individual champion; her son’s sporting events in her memorable pink jacket; Mother of Twins Club; sewing; gardening; and her love of baking and cooking for those whom with she surrounded herself. She loved her family’s holiday traditions - the Russian/Polish dinner for Christmas Eve, Christmas cookies, and Easter morning egg cracking war. She also was an avid viewer of her favorite sports teams.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Mike Homish, her sisters Jeanette Lebida and Eleanor Hazeldon, her sister in law, Ray Rzeszewski and her parents Thaddeus and Magdalena Rzeszewski. She is survived by her immediate family, Larry, Len and Cathi, Tom and Patty, and Jerry, as well as grandchildren Matt and Carli Homish, and Nolan and Flynn Dooley-Homish. Also surviving are her sister Victoria Misiura, her brothers Ted and Ron Rzewszewski, his wife Mary Lou, and a wonderful extended family – by blood and by adoption - who will all miss their “Babcie”. A special thanks to the care of the Visiting Angels who helped Madge over the last 9 years.
Please join us in celebrating Madge’s life on Thursday at Christ the King Church in Toledo, visitation at 9a, mass at 10a. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Flower Hospital Foundation. Reeb Funeral Home in Sylvania is handling all arrangements.