THOMAS R. JANIK, SR., age 81 years of Hudson, passed away Friday, October 11, 2019, at the Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon, Ohio. He was born on April 29, 1938, in Detroit, the son of Stanley T. and Anna T. (Turczin) Janik.
He graduated from Hudson High School in 1956. Tom married Maureen M. Murray on June 4, 1966, in London, England. She preceded him in death on February 8, 2018. Together they traveled the world as Tom served his country in the Air Force. He retired after 27 plus years and then worked as a corrections officer for 25 years before retiring. Tom was an active community member and dedicated family man. He was a former Hudson Mayor Pro Tem and Hudson City Council Member. He was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Fourth Degree Member of the Hudson Knights of Columbus Council 3221, a member of American Legion Hannan-Colvin Post # 180 of Hudson. Tom volunteered as a coach for several youth activities and delivered meals on wheels. He was generous, kind hearted man who will be dearly missed by all, especially his children and grandchildren.
Tom is survived by his two children, Thomas (Alissa) Janik, Jr. of Osseo and Anna Janik of Fayette, six grandchildren, Alexandria (Derek), Kaitlin, Arianna, Joseph, Vanessa and Brandon, six great grandchildren, Thomas, Adelyn, Sadie, Frankie, Audrey and Aurelius, sister-in-law, Esther Janik of Hudson and numerous nieces, nephews and numerous other extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and brother, Frank Janik.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hudson with Father Todd Koenigsknecht officiating. Military Honors will follow at the church by American Legion Hannan Colvin Post #180 of Hudson. Cremation will follow. Interment at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Battle Creek is being planned in April, 2020. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 6-8 P.M. at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson with a prayer service at 7:30 P.M..
Memorials in Tom’s name are suggested to Sacred Heart Catholic School or the Knights of Columbus Council #3221.