- About Us
Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.
Valentine (Bill) Sujkowski and his wife, Rita (Bielawski) Sujkowski are co - owners of Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe. A licensed Funeral Director, Valentine has been in the Funeral Service Business since 1946. He is the grandson of William J. Sujkowski, and the son of William K. and Rose (Okoinski) Sujkowski. He is a graduate of St. Stanislaus Catholic Grade School and Libby High School and attended the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Mortuary Science. A WWII US Army Veteran and recipient of a Purple Heart, Val served as a Surgical Technician and became a prisoner of war in 1944. Prior to entering the war and after, he worked at the former family funeral home on Nebraska Avenue in Toledo along with his parents and brother, Eugene Sujkowski, and was co-owner of the business on Airport Highway. He also worked at St. Vincent Hospital in the tissue lab, preparing slides for the pathologists and assisting in autopsies. He has always been a compassionate, amiable professional, helping families in their time of grief.
Rita Sujkowski is a graduate of St. Stanislaus Grade School and Whitney Vocational High School. She has been assisting her husband Valentine and son, Hilary in the operations of the family funeral business since 1986. A very dedicated and unassuming co-owner, Rita works diligently to ensure the family funeral home is always kept in pristine condition and that the families are well taken care of before and during visitation. Valentine and Rita are members of St. Hyacinth Catholic Church, and parents of Valerie, Hilary, and Audrey.
Hilary Sujkowski and his wife, Amy (Seeman) Sujkowski are co-owners of Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe. Hilary is the son of Valentine and Rita Sujkowski. He attended St. Hyacinth Catholic Grade School and is a 1973 graduate of Central Catholic High School in Toledo. Hilary began working in the funeral profession in high school. A graduate of the University of Toledo and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, he became a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in 1980, and in 1986 began the newest facility on East Alexis Road.
Hilary's wife, Amy Sujkowski, attended Maumee Valley Country Day School and is a 1974 graduate of Central Catholic High School in Toledo. She studied piano and composition at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and the University of Toledo. Currently director of music ministries at Regina Coeli Catholic Church, she has served as pianist for the choir of St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Point Place, and director of music at St. Joseph Church in Maumee and St. Catherine of Siena in Toledo. She is a former member of the Toledo Diocesan Liturgical Commission and The Masterworks Chorale, and a recent inductee to the Central Catholic High School Music Hall of Fame. Amy is also a licensed beautician and an employee of the funeral home.
Hilary and Amy are strong supporters of the arts in the Toledo Community. Former longtime members of the Toledo Ballet Association, their sponsorships include the Toledo Ballet, Ballet Theatre of Toledo, and the Masterworks Chorale. They are parishioners of Regina Coeli Catholic Church, and proud parents of Alyson,Andrea, and Avery.
Barbara Kovacs has selected Funeral Directing and Embalming as a second career with Sujkowski Northpointe. She is a 2005 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Barbara and her husband Dan are active members of St. Steven Catholic Church in East Toledo. Barbara obtained certification as Celebrant ® through Doug Manning. Her selfless service and compassion as well as her light heartedness make her a valuable and competent addition to the staff. Previously an Electrician for many years, Barbara is a member in good standing with the IBEW Local 8 Toledo, Ohio.
Annie first became acquainted with Sujkowski Northpointe while making funeral arrangements for her husband. She retired from Mercy St. Vincent Hospital and the City of Toledo in 2007. Annie assists in the office a few hours a week. She has a kind demeanor and willingness to lend a helping hand, making her a welcome member of the staff.
Donald J. Malinowski is the business manager and son-in-law of co-owner Valentine F. Sujkowski and brother-in-law Hilary J. Sujkowski. Donald attended St. Adalbert Grade School, Woodward High School, and the University of Toledo. He worked for Toledo Edison/Centerior Energy electric utility company over 37 years, primarily in information systems. Three years after retiring from Centerior Energy Company in 1993, Donald entered the funeral business and obtained his pre-need license in 1998. His focus has been on internal business activities. Donald is a parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sylvania, Ohio.