Walter Andrew Jozwicki, Jr.
December 8, 1937 – April 1, 2023
Walter Andrew Jozwicki, Jr., “Jay”, age 85 of Midlothian, Virginia, passed away on April 1, 2023.
Walter was born in New York to Walter Andrew Jozwicki Sr. and Rose Mesa Jozwicki. Walter first met Ginger in grade school during the second grade. They both received their first communion together in 1946 at St. Ritas Church. Walter joined the Navy at 18 years of age in 1955 and was honorably discharged in 1958. Walter and Ginger tied the knot on April 11, 1959. Walter moved to the Richmond area in 1969 to raise his family.
Walter was an avid businessman and explored many business endeavors throughout his life. Walter worked for “The Home Shops” during the 1970s. He had a major role in building the business from a two-store business to a multiple-store hardware and houseware retail business. Later in life, he became an independent home builder, primarily in the rural counties outside the Richmond area. He assisted many first-time home buyers in all aspects of buying their first home. He was a well-liked and respected leader in all of his business and personal endeavors.
Walter, having a passion for sports, believed that all children should have an opportunity to participate in recreational sports. Having children that also loved to play sports, led him to create a recreational youth sports league in his community. The Midlothian Athletic Association was created in the early 1970s which is still in existence today. Walter took on the role of organizer and head coach for the baseball and football teams. During our family get-togethers, Walter always enjoyed a friendly game of bocce ball and corn hole.
In addition to participating in sports you could also find him relaxed on the couch engrossed in PGA golf, the US Open, or Wimbledon. Walter appreciated the outdoors and shared this love with his family through adventurous camping, boating trips, and fishing at Lake Gaston. Later in life, Walter and Ginger took many opportunities to travel within the US and throughout Europe. They could be found many weekends relaxing and listening to music at local wineries. In his leisure time, Walter enjoyed the peacefulness of painting colorful scenic landscapes.
Living by faith, Walter was an honorary lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic men’s group, who live their faith daily at home and in their community. He was a man of high moral character who never imposed his beliefs or opinions upon the backs of his fellow man. Walter joined the Cursillo movement, a spiritual retreat, in the late 1980s.
Walter was a patient and perspective man who was always willing to listen and share his wisdom.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Walter is survived by his wife, Virginia Helen Jozwicki, “Ginger”; and his three children, Mark Jozwicki, Christine Wilson, and Jill Brown. He had five lovely grandchildren, Eden Benedict, Mason Wilson, Sierra Wilson, Ashley Jozwicki, and Jason Jozwicki; and four precious great-grandchildren, Sylas Benedict, Layla Benedict, Jonah Benedict, and Dakota Tharpe.
In Lieu of Flowers the family request donations to St Judes Hospital and Food For the Poor.
A funeral will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at St. Edwards Church, 2700 Dolfield Dr, North Chesterfield, VA 23235.
“The world changes from year to year, our lives from day to day, but the love and memory of you, shall never pass away.” – Author Unknown
Ginger We are so very sorry to hear of Walt
Passing. We know how close you were
& so happy he had good times with the family there in Va. He was a good Knight & in God’s wonderous
Kingdom of heaven now.