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Barbara Mileski ’71 passed away. (Sister of Rosemary ’69 and Rita ’77)

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 20, 2020

Barbara A. Mileski Obituary

Barbara A. Mileski, age 67 of Maumee, passed away unexpectedly on February 16, 2020. She was born to Edward and Rosalie (Spilka) Mileski on January 14, 1953. Barb was a 1971 graduate of McAuley High School. She started her career in 1976 working as a secretary for the Lucas County Sheriff Department until the time of her retirement.

She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her siblings, Rosemary (Jim) Nelson, David (Lynne) Mileski and Rita (Kevin) Monroe; nephews, Rev. Christopher Mileski and Joseph Mileski; niece, Katie (Mychael) Wagoner; and great-nephew, Levi Wagoner.

Barb was a loving, caring, and devoted sister, aunt, and friend. She was especially devoted to her niece, nephews, and great-nephew. Barb enjoyed spending time with her family, whether it was a small gathering or a day spent making pierogi.

Barb was generous and kind, always thinking of others before herself. A devout Catholic, she spent most of her time helping others, putting her faith into action. Barb touched the lives of many. Words cannot describe how much she will be missed.

Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Sunday, February 23rd from 2:00-8:00 p.m. where a Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, February 24th at Immaculate Conception Church, 434 Western Avenue, Toledo, OH 43609 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Immaculate Conception Church Legacy Fund. Please view and sign our online “guest registry” at:

www.coylefuneralhome.com

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Husband of Marie Kardos Hardy ’73 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 9, 2020

Clyde E. Hardy Jr. ObituaryClyde E. Hardy, Jr. age 64, of Liberty Center, OH passed away January 19, 2020 at Ebeid Hospice Residence. He was born June 14, 1955 in Toledo to Clyde, Sr. and Hazel (Carmony) Hardy. Clyde was employed with Reichert Stamping, Toledo Stamping, Acklin Stamping and most recently with I.A.C. as a millwright and electrician. He enjoyed the Browns, University of Michigan football, riding his lawnmower “Jezebell,” but most importantly Clyde loved his family. Clyde had an infectious personality and helped all who needed him at any time.

Clyde is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Marie E. Hardy; children, Ann Marie (Matt) Mitchell and Ken Hardy; grandchildren, Thomas Hardy, Miranda Hardy, Faye Mitchell, Skylar Mitchell, Kenneth Taylor and Xavier Hardy; great-granddaughters, Marie J. Hardy, Penelope Hardy and Aubree Volgeli-Hardy; siblings, Beverly (Michael) Glynn, Anita Hardy, Virgil John Hardy, Peggy (John) Hadley and Linda (Dennis) Hasenbalg. In addition to his parents, Clyde was preceded in death by his sister, Brenda Hardy and niece, Michelle Glynn.

The family will receive guests, Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Newcomer SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo (419-381-1900). Memorial Services will begin Saturday at 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

To leave a special message for Clyde’s family, please visit:

www.NewcomerToledo.com

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Father of Michelle Welly ’76 and Lizann ’78 passed away…

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 9, 2020

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Susan Schweickert Dunn ’74 passed away: (Sister of Mary Therese ’68, Karen ’70, Julie ’77)

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 30, 2020

Susan (Schweickert) Dunn Obituary

Susan (Schweickert) Dunn

Susan Elaine (Schweickert) Dunn born the fourth of six children to Walter Henry and Therese Rose Schweickert June 25, 1956, died unexpectedly in her home on January 27, 2020. She married Thomas Dunn of Genoa, owner of Buckeye Sanitation February 11, 1995 and made their home in Genoa for the last 25 years. Strong faith, devoted wife, loving sister and true friend are a few words used to describe Susan.

She grew up in South Toledo and would often share many fun great memories of growing up in the old neighborhood. Susan attended St. Patricks of Heatherdowns elementary school and would spend her childhood summers living at the family’s cottages on Devil’s Lake in Manitou Beach MI. She graduated from McAuley High School then went on to earn her early childhood education degree retiring from St. Charles Hospital in 2001. She was blessed with a gift of love for children and she cared for them with great joy. She especially loved watching her nieces, nephews and their children grow while staying involved in many aspects of each one of their lives. Susan fought the long tough battle of breast cancer in 2003 with God, family and friends by her side and survived. She loved to travel, especially cruises to the Caribbean with her husband and most recently in 2019 a trip to Rome then Fatima, Portugal. She was an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes in Genoa serving as a Lector. Her favorite time of year was Christmas and would elegantly decorate her home to express the true meaning of the season. The Dunn home was home to the Schweickert Family Christmas every Christmas Eve celebrating our 25th year in 2019. Susan always reserved time for Christmas Carols and “Keep Christ in Christmas” sharing thoughts and scripture on the nativity and birth of our Lord. She began a Prayer Box Ministry, creating cards with scripture verses and pictures beautifully decorated to create a sense of joy while contemplating prayer and would place them in the most beautifully crafted treasure chest. She shared them with anyone experiencing life challenges. Her other hobbies include reading, listening to her classic rock music, her crystal and Jan Pugh collections and her many works of art on the life of Christ. Our world is definitely a little less colorful without our dear sweet Sue.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 25 years Thomas Dunn, sisters Mary Therese Tann, Karen (Mark) Cromly, Julie (Kenneth) Clocksin, brothers Walter (Barbara) Schweickert, Vincent (Laura) Schweickert, 21 nieces, nephews and their spouses, 33 great nieces and nephews with several more on the way, mother in law Doris Dunn, brother in law Pat (Jenni) Dunn, sisters in law Kay ( Mark) Lennox, Roberta Kehlmeier and Tammy Williams. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother in law Robert Guy Tann, father in law Robert L Dunn and brother in law Jerry L Dunn.

Visitation will be held at Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 West Street, Genoa from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2020. A Scripture Service will begin at 7 p.m in the funeral home. Funeral Mass will begin at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 1, 2020, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 204 S. Main St., Genoa. A graveside service will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, 5725 Hill Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43615. Memorial contributions for Susan may be directed to Our Lady of Lourdes – Renovation Fund, 204 S. Main St., Genoa. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

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Father of Julie McKaig Danko ’76 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 26, 2020

Richard “Dick” George McKaig, age 86, of Perrysburg, Ohio passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020. He was born on March 30, 1933 to Bernard G. and Madelyn E. (Rohr) McKaig in Maumee, Ohio.

Dick was a graduate of Maumee High School and the University of Toledo. He was a veteran of the Unites States Marine Corp. Dick was a Government Contract Administrator for Owens Illinois and BMY (Harsco Corp.) in Marysville, OH. He enjoyed family gatherings, especially holidays. Cruising was one of his favorite types of vacation, along with motor home travel he and Maureen enjoyed for many years.

Dick is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Maureen Fallon McKaig; son, Mark (Patricia) McKaig of Arlington, TX.; daughters, Julie Danko of Perrysburg, Marcia Estep of Perrysburg; son, John (Dianna) McKaig of Springfield, MO; grandson, Patrick Danko of New Albany, OH. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Ida McKaig and Judy McKaig, and son-in-law, Robert K. Donnelly.

The family would like to thank the staff at St. Clare Commons and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their kind and compassionate care.

A Gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 12 P.M. to 2 P.M. at Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St., Maumee, Ohio, with services beginning at 2 P.M. at the funeral home. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Wood County American Cancer Society.

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Mother of Karen Kennelly ’83 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 20, 2020

Patricia A. Kennelly
1945 – 2020
Patricia A. Kennelly Patricia A. Kennelly, age 74 years, of Perrysburg, Ohio, passed away January 14, 2020, with her family by her side. She was born in Toledo, Ohio, on September 16, 1945, to Robert and Valeria Welker. Her parents preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Thomas W. Kennelly; daughters, Karen (Mike) Mugler, Kristi Kennelly; grandchildren, Danielle, Robert (Kennedy Budd), and Matthew Kurek, Kaitlin (Jon) Cairnes, Meagan and Lauren Mueller, and great-granddaughter, Josephine Cairnes. Keeping with Patricia’s wishes, no services will be held. Burial will take place at Toledo Memorial Park at a later date. The family thanks the staff of both Lakes of Monclova (Legacy Bldg) and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their care of Patricia. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.Published in The Blade on Jan. 16, 2020.

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Kathleen Conley Kathie Conley Liboon ’70 passed away (Sister to Pamela Conley ’75 deceased and to Cheryl Conley ’73)

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 19, 2020

Kathleen (Conley) Liboon Obituary
Kathleen (Conley) Liboon, of Jonestown TX, passed away January 2, 2020 after a brief illness. She was born to Wayne and Jeanne Conley in Toledo, OH, on September 24, 1952. In 1983, Kathie married the love of her life, Leonard Liboon.

After graduating from McAuley High School in 1970, Kathie obtained her RN from St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing, and bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Mary Manse College. She spent her career in healthcare, serving the profession in significant roles in California and Texas, including Director of Nurse Case Management with OccuHealth Consultants and later, Director of Occupational Health for AECOM.

Kathie had a brilliant smile, matched by an engaging personality and infectious sense of humor. Equally significant, she was compassionate and determined in her desire to help family and friends. Kathie was generous with her handicraft: an accomplished quilter and embroiderer, her needlework graces the homes of friends and family. Kathie and Leonard took great joy square dancing, forging cherished friendships with others who shared their enthusiasm for the dance.

Kathie was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Pamela. She is survived by brothers, Michael (Kathleen) Conley, Lawrence (Joanie) Conley, Daniel (Kathleen) Conley; sisters, Cheryl Conley and Amy Conley; ten nieces and nephews; twelve grand-nieces and -nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent via Venmo to uncommon squares, or in c/o Peter Nadolski, 213 McKittrick Ridge Rd, Georgetown, TX 78633. This group, which Kathie co-founded, promotes lively square dances, drawing from throughout Texas for fun, camaraderie, and goodwill.

Published in The Blade from Jan. 19 to Jan. 20, 2020

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Brother of Sharyn Purcell Fondren ’65 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on December 25, 2019

 

Philip E Purcell Sr

Left suddenly and unexpectedly on November 21, 2019. He was born January 20, 1953 in New Orleans, LA to Ruth and Wally Purcell.

He spent the first part of his life in Toledo, Ohio graduating from Bowsher High School in 1971. He excelled in football and was a Golden Gloves Boxer. He met Sally Miller Purcell in 1970: his high school sweetheart and love of his life. They celebrated 42 years of marriage this past June. Father to Philip Jr (Amanda) and devoted Paw Paw to Ashlynn and Jacob “to whom he taught a lot things”. His sister Sharyn Purcell Fondren, a brother John, many nieces and nephews, sister and brother in laws, and friends survives him. His parents Ruth and Wally Purcell, and his sisters Patsy Purcell and Nina Eryse precede him in death.

He was a dedicated Dad, known to many as Coach or Big Phil mentoring and coaching soccer, baseball, basketball and football from Philip’s YMCA years to Ft Myers High School. His love of the water, diving, fishing and boating were contagious.

He owned a telecommunications company. His contributions to the NASA space program are just one of his many accomplishments. A storyteller with incredible life experiences, filled with adventure and humor always left people laughing. A kind heart helping anyone he saw in need.

God and his family were his priorities.

You now rest in God’s loving embrace whole again… and you will be missed beyond measure.

Services are private for immediate family.

The Salvation Army is his chosen charity.

 

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Mary Jo Barker Borel ’75 (sister of Susan Barker ’65) passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on November 21, 2019

Mary Jo Borel Obituary
Mary Jo Borel Mary Jo Borel, 62 years old, lost her thirteen month battle with brain cancer on November 10, 2019. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother, a sassy sister, adoring aunt and friend to everyone she met.She passed peacefully in her home in Overland Park, Kansas surrounded by family. Mary Jo was born on June 29, 1957, in Toledo, Ohio to Harold and Rita Barker. She remained in Toledo until 1979 when she moved to Olathe, Kansas to live with her sister. She graduated from McAuley High School in 1975 and went on to get her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Toledo in 1979.Mary Jo had a very successful career at Liberty Mutual and Jules Borel and Company. She will be missed for her world’s brightest smile, kindest soul, loudest laugh, and most contagious personality. Her caring heart touched everyone who was blessed enough to have known her. She was married to Robert Borel on November 25, 1989 and gave birth to twin girls on March 20, 1991.She is survived by her loving husband of thirty years,Robert Borel, and her children Bridget and Caitlin Borel of Overland Park, Kansas, her sister Susan Higgins (John) , Brother-in-laws John Borel (Sharon), Gray Borel (Cindy), Randy Borel (Sally).She thoroughly enjoyed her 18 nieces and nephews, Christy, Beth and Patrick Barker, Jeff and Michael Higgins, Tim Mike, and Denise (deceased) Gallagher, Shelby, Brooke, Jordan, Jami, Jamie, John , Jenna, Jillian, Cassie, Angie, Kristin Borel and 24 great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Gary Barker. Her Memorial Service will be held at Heartland Community Church located at 12175 South Strang-line Rd. , Olathe, Kansas 66062, on Friday, November 22, 2019. Visitation will begin at 5:30 with a Scripture Service starting at 6:30. Memorials may take the form of contributions to: Glioblastoma Foundation

Published in Kansas City Star on Nov. 17, 2019

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Class of 1967 turns “70”!

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 16, 2019

Class of “67” turns 70!!

Some members of the Class of “67” recently  gathered for their monthly lunch @ The Reynolds Road Garden Cafe for good conversations,friendships & food! We gather on the second Tuesday of the month at 12 noon.We welcome any classmates just contact Mary Boellner.  Seated from (L) to right are:

Gen (Gennie Worona) Gongwer, Winnie Dunham (unintentionally hidden),Sharon (Cassidy) Thompson, Mo (Maureen Collins) Cervenec,Mary Boellner,Sandy Czubachowski,Chris (Dugan) Salah,Jeanne Graden,Myra (Ruetz) Abel and Amy (Good) Boyer.

Happy Birthday Fellow Calssmates!

Gen Gongwer

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