Official Obituary of

Theodore J. "TJ" Chmielewski

April 11, 1949 ~ March 3, 2024 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Theodore Chmielewski Obituary

Theodore J. “TJ” Chmielewski, 74, of Tiffin, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2024 at Volunteers of America Autumnwood Care Center in Tiffin.

TJ was born on April 11, 1949 in Toledo, to the late Theodore and Josephine Ann (McCarthy) Chmielewski.

Survivors include a brother, Dr. Terrance Chmielewski of Las Vegas, NV, a sister, Mary Jo Samples of Detroit, MI, three nieces, Kelly Delvaux of Toledo, Kathleen Rouse of Toledo, Sarah Chmielewski-Sotgiu of New Jersey, and three nephews, Kerry “Bear” Rouse of Toledo, Matthew Chmielewski of Minnesota and Paul Chmielewski of Minnesota.

TJ grew up in the Boy Scouts and received the Eagle Scout Award. In school TJ received some awards for his essays and writings. TJ graduated from Central Catholic School in Toledo in 1967. He received a Bachelor Degree in Education from the University of Toledo. He attended the Divine Word Seminary and seriously thought about becoming a priest. Religion has always been a very important part in TJ’s life.

TJ was a teacher and taught school in Toledo and St. Patrick’s School in Bryan, Ohio and taught at Calvert High School in Tiffin. In his leisure time he collected stamps, Indian culture figures, and enjoyed watching history videos. He enjoyed traveling and his favorite spot to visit was Independence Falls in Bryan, Ohio. TJ volunteered at the Blessed Sacrament School for handicapped children. He also helped for many years with mass and Catholic Communion services at Good Shepherd Home.

Funeral services for TJ will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2024, 1:00 pm at Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory in Tiffin with Rev. Thomas Abraham officiating. Visitation will be held Saturday, March 23, 2024, 12:00pm - 1:00 pm at the Funeral Home. There will be no burial held at this time.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

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March 23, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Engle-Shook Funeral Home
135 North Washington Street
Tiffin, OH 44883

Funeral Service
March 23, 2024

1:00 PM
Engle-Shook Funeral Home
135 North Washington Street
Tiffin, OH 44883


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