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McAuley High School, Toledo, Ohio

Husband of Laura Swantack ’72 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on June 4, 2023

Robert “Bob” Herroon, 62, passed away on June 1, 2023 after a lengthy illness. Bob was born on March 6, 1961 to Betty (Hampton) and George “Bob” Herroon. He grew up in Perrysburg and Stony Ridge, OH and graduated from Eastwood High School. He enjoyed playing drums in his earlier days and gave his heart to Jesus at age 25. Bob worked at National Galvanizing for over 30 years.
Bob was a devoted husband, dad, and grandpa. Some of his favorite activities included camping with the love of his life, Laura, fishing with son Robert, late night talks with daughter Anna, drawing and playing games with his granddaughters, and fixing just about anything someone needed help with. Bob gave from the heart. He was there to help family, friends, and acquaintances in any way he could, including car and various machine repairs and carpentry. He spent countless hours “being there” for others.
Bob was preceded in death by his father Bob (Jackie). He is survived by Laura, his loving wife of 33 years; children Anna (Kendall) Jones and Robert; granddaughters Mirabel and Camille Jones who are sending kisses up to heaven; mother Betty (Virgil); siblings Laurie (Paul) Baker, Kelly (Rich) Rice, Ted (Dawn), Shane (Johnine); many extended family members, and a host of friends.
Family and friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd. on Thursday, June 8, 2023 from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 7:00 p.m. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery Friday, June 9 at 11am. Contributions to Bob’s family are welcomed. Please leave a condolence message for the family at
See you in heaven, dearest husband, dad, grandpa, and friend!

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Father of Patricia Ervin passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 31, 2023

William Ervin, age 87, of Toledo, Ohio passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2023. He was born December 11, 1935 to Ralph Ervin and Annette Vsetecka.

William is survived by his wife Shirley Ervin; and their six children, William Ervin, Michael Ervin, Susan Zuehlke, Joy-Ann Sanchez, Patricia Ervin, and Robert Ervin. He was also a loving grandfather to eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The Ervins will be receiving friends and family for a visitation at Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Ave., Toledo on Tuesday, May 30th from 5-8 p.m. Funeral Services will begin with prayers on Wednesday, May 31st at 1 p.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s of Heatherdowns at 1:30 p.m. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

Published by The Blade on May 28, 2023.

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50th Reunion Info

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 19, 2023

Message from Sue Haupricht Garling ’73

HELLO Class of “73”.  We are trying to determine interest in a class reunion.  If you haven’t responded to Pat on Facebook McAuley High School, please do.  Or text me (Susan Haupricht Garling) at 419 367-7995.  We are thinking of September or October.  
If you could also include your preference of afternoon 2-5 or evening 5-8ish that would be helpful!  Looking forward to our 50th.    

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Deborah Blake ’66 – (attended McAuley her Freshman thru Junior years) passed away.

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 3, 2023

1948 – 2023

Deborah Treuhaft Blake, age 75, passed away peacefully at her home in Toledo, Ohio with her husband of 25 years, Ron Berente, by her side, on Saturday, April 22, 2023. She was born on March 19, 1948 in Toledo to the late James and Marian Blake.

Deborah attended McAuley and Bowsher High schools (Toledo), class of 1966. Deborah was a paralegal and an entrepreneur. She and her late husband, Phil Treuhaft, raised their daughter in Port Clinton (Catawba Island), Ohio where she had founded an upscale women’s boutique called “Deborah’s”. She was passionate about downtown revitalization and led many initiatives in town including the addition of trees lining the downtown streets. As a president and long-time member of the Port Clinton Women’s Club she raised funds and put a beautiful brick retaining wall along the lake on Perry Street. Deborah was the President of the Magruder Hospital Auxiliary and co-chaired many wonderful charity balls. She believed the best way to meet new people was to throw a party. She was a fierce entertainer and will always be remembered for her epic St. Patrick’s Day parties on Catawba Island. She was an avid snow and water skier and taught almost every kid in the neighborhood how to water ski. She was known for her exquisite taste in interior design and inspired many projects with her creative eye. She was also active in the Port Clinton DECA chapter where she employed students and mentored them in business practices.

After selling her successful business, Deborah moved back to Toledo and worked as a paralegal helping clients with Workers’ Compensation claims. Deborah enjoyed spending time with her siblings and cousins and dear friends especially while dining on Greek food. Deborah retired and moved to Florida with her husband, Ron Berente, and enjoyed living on the water and year-round sunshine. Deborah took advantage of her sunny location to take her grandchildren on many exciting adventures including Disneyland, Lego Land, Pirate Ships, to see Alligators in the Everglades and to see the dolphins jump the boat wake. Last summer, Deborah moved back to Ohio to be closer to her family and her grandchildren. She was a devoted mother to her only daughter, Gretchen (Treuhaft) Schmidt. Deborah loved fiercely and was a life-long friend to many through her generosity and open door.

She will be greatly missed by her husband, Ron Berente of Toledo; daughter, Gretchen (George) of Mason; grandchildren, Blake, Collin, Kyle, Ryan, Patrick Fleming; and step-children, Amy (Greg) Wagoner, Sherry (Craig) Crockett, Paul (Sandi) Berente; along with her sisters, Pam (Sam) Maccabee, Molly (Rocky) Geiser; brother, Michael Blake, loving nieces and nephews, cousins; and step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Christine Boyle.

A celebration of life will be held at St. Patrick Church, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, OH on May 31, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to follow. To leave memories or condolences, visit

Published by The Blade on Apr. 27, 2023.

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Margaret Guzzo ’81 (sister to Catherine Guzzo ’79) passed away.

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 3, 2023

Margaret Rose “Maggie” Guzzo, age 59 of Maumee, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2023 at home. She was born September 15, 1963 to Anthony and Carol (Noe) Guzzo in Upper Sandusky, Ohio.

Maggie was very passionate about music. After graduating from McAuley High School in 1981, she received her Bachelor of Arts in music from Kent State University. She played several instruments including the piano, guitar, and handbells. Maggie also sang as the cantor for St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Catholic Church. In addition to her love for music, Maggie was also an avid cook, baker, and cake decorator. Later in life, she also studied accounting at Owens Community College.

Left to cherish Maggie’s memory are her mother Carol Guzzo; children Julia and Anthony Martoncik; stepdaughters Jasmine and Mia Lyons; granddaughter Elizabeth Rose Martoncik; sister Cathy (Gary) Bartel; nephew Tyler Bartel; and nieces Madeline and Olivia Bartel. She joins in heaven her father Anthony Guzzo; grandparents Arnold and Margaret Noe and Joseph and Rose Guzzo; as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Friends will be received Thursday, May 4, 2023 from 3-7 P.M. at Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home (501 Conant St. Maumee, OH 43537). A rosary service will be held at 7 P.M. Her Funeral Mass will take place Friday, May 5, 2023 at 10 A.M. at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church (4201 Heatherdowns Blvd. Toledo, OH 43614). Internment will follow at Springfield Township Cemetery. Donations in Maggie’s memory can be made to the church, or to the American Cancer Society.

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Cynthia Darr ’73 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on April 25, 2023

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Mother of Brenda ’85 and Donna Atkinson ’87 passed away.

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on April 20, 2023

Virginia Ruth Atkinson, 81, died peacefully on April 17, 2023 surrounded by her family. She was born in Toledo on June 19, 1941 to Paul and Mildred (Weber) Fanaff. Virginia graduated from Libbey High School and from nursing training at St. Vincent. She married her husband Tom, and they enjoyed 54 years of marriage together.
Virginia volunteered much of her time while raising her four children. She was affectionately known as the “lunch lady” at OLPH Catholic grade school. She enjoyed being a Girl Scout leader, a high school track official, and traveling with her sisters. Virginia and her husband Tom were avid University of Toledo Men’s and Women’s Basketball fans; they even traveled to Hawaii with the team.
She will be greatly missed by her children Brenda Mata, Tom Atkinson, Donna Burmeister and Ann (Kris) Allegretto; grandchildren Alex (Chelsea), Ciara, Cate, Andy (Molly), Connor, Meghan, Mandy, Megan and Julia; and 2 great grandchildren, Sophia and Matt. Her siblings Anne Sattler, Alan (Margie) Fanaff, Barb (Nick) Davenport, Margaret (Bill) Pedee, and Terry (Tony) Kremnetz and many dear friends also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Tom, son in law Abe Mata and nephew Ralph Griesinger.
Friends may visit at Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S Reynolds Rd. on Monday, April 24 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. with a Scripture service at 7. The funeral will begin at Coyle on Tuesday, April 25 at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations may be given to Kind Hearts Hospice or OLPH Church. Please view Virginia’s video tribute and leave a condolence message at

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Son of Sue Miller Reger ’72 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on April 9, 2023!/Obituary

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Mary Alice Hackenberg ’63 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 29, 2023

ary “Mickie” Alice (Hackenberg) Lewinski

Mary “Mickie” Lewinski, 78, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on December 7, 2022. Born March 4, 1944 in Toledo, OH to Clark and Marie Hackenberg. Mary attended McAuley High School all 4 years and was proud to be in the first full graduation class in 1963.

Mary went on to attend the Toledo Academy of Beauty where she earned her Cosmetology license. Mary enjoyed almost 50 years as a hairdresser, gained her lifelong nickname “Mickie” and even owned her own beauty salon, Hair Artistry, for almost 20 years. She truly enjoyed sharing her craft and mentoring young hairdressers in her salon. Her biggest influence has probably been on her granddaughter, Taylor, as she followed in her Nani’s footsteps and also become a hairstylist. Mary truly found her calling in this industry and made some of the best friends along the way.

Mary met the love of her life, Michael Lewinski, and they married on June 10, 1967. They shared a beautiful life together until Mike’s passing in 2017, one month shy of their 50th wedding anniversary. Together they had 2 daughters which then brought them 5 grandchildren to love and adore.

Mary was an amazing mom, but her grandchildren really lit up her world. Nothing gave her more joy than to play with them, cook for them or watch them at one of their many activities or games. Mary and Mike were often found in the stands cheering on their favorite players, even traveling to multiple games in a day. They rarely missed an opportunity to catch any of their grandchildren in action.

One of Mary’s favorite things to do was travel. Her and Mike loved the beach and often found their vacations near water. She also loved her yard and spent many hours creating and tending to her beautiful gardens; even creating a beautiful Ohio shaped garden. Always the green thumb, her love of plants extended indoors, as she had grown and taken care of numerous plants in her home over the years. The best time spent though, in Mary’s eyes, was right in the back yard in their beloved pool. Endless days swimming and playing with all of her kids and grandkids in the pool gave her great joy. Mary’s greatest legacy will be her family… some of the best memories they have happened at their house.

Mary is survived by her daughters, Kellie Pawlicki of Waterville, OH and Tracy (Bruce) Mucci of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren, Kahlie, Kourtnie and Kyle Pawlicki and Brandon (Kylie) Mucci and Taylor Mucci. She is also survived by her loving sister, Rita. Mary also leaves behind many friends that she thought of as family. And last but not least, she leaves behind her beloved dog, Rusty, by her side until her last breath. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Michael; her brothers, Robert and Bernie.

Friends and family may visit at Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Avenue, Toledo, OH on Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. until the start of the memorial service at 3:00 p.m. Memorials in Mary’s memory may be to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

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Daughter of Barbara Petty Cochrane ’69 passed away….

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 24, 2023

Rhonda Lynn Barker, 48, who was born on July 10, 1974 in Winter Garden, Florida went home to be with Jesus on March 16, 2023 in Leesburg, Florida.

Rhonda’s Mom (Barbara Petty Cochrane) and Dad (Ronald Martin Cochrane, Sr.) always lovingly called her their little “sugar booger.”  She attended school at Lovell Elementary in Apopka, Ocoee Elementary, Whitfield Academy, and graduated from Calvary Baptist Christian School.  During her time at school, she developed a love of sports and was on the volleyball, basketball, and softball teams for five years at Calvary.  She worked as a Chef/Cook for 20 years.  She planted beautiful flower gardens everywhere she lived, and she loved doing arts and crafts.

She was predeceased by her husband, Mark Alan Woods, Sr..  Rhonda is survived by her Mom and Dad, her brothers, Ronnie Cochrane (Christy), and Joshua Cochrane (Hope), her ex-husband, Jay Barker, her four children, Mark Alan Woods, Jr. (Katie), Brandon Barker (Megan), Brittany Barker (Nick), Michael Barker, and ten grandchildren

Her family is so thankful that God drew her to Jesus and saved her through her faith in Him.  She smiled so much and had such wonderful peace the last couple of months of her life.  Even though she knew her life here was coming to an end, she had a supernatural peace from God as she left us and moved on to Heaven.

A Celebration of Life will take place on April 1, 2023 at 11:00 am at Lake Eustis Christian Church located at 315 E. Orange Ave., Eustis, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Rhonda’s name to Lake Eustis Christian Church.



April 1, 2023

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