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Service for Shannen Wesley, adored son of Kim Edgeworth Wesley, class of ’80, is this Thursday.

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on April 11, 2019

In Loving Memory of

Obituary photo of Shannen Wesley, Toledo-Ohio

Shannen Scott Wesley

1994 – 2019

Shannen Scott Wesley, age 25, of Toledo, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the Toledo Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was born April 8, 1994 to Bradley and Kimberly (Edgeworth) Wesley in Toledo. Shannen was a 2012 graduate of St. Francis de Sales High School. He then went on to attend the University of Detroit Mercy to continue his studies and play lacrosse on a double scholarship for academics and athletics. Shannen mentored the youth in lacrosse and football through different camps. He was also involved in different organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club of Ohio. Shannen was an avid sports fan; always participating in a variety of sporting events. He loved music of all kinds, even playing the guitar. 

Shannen had a sense of humor and his smile could light up any room. His laugh was infectious, and is something everyone will miss. He was a kind, loving, generous, genuine person who never met a stranger. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, especially his nephews. Shannen was a fierce protector of his family and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Shannen is survived by his mom, Kim Wesley; dad, Brad (Julie Susor) Wesley; siblings, Aubree and Jacob; nephews, Dawson, Adrian and Noah; grandmothers, Kendra Wesley and Carol Edgeworth; uncles, Ramero (Ronnette) Wesley and James (Lori) Edgeworth, Jr.; aunt, Kris (Matt) Hunter; cousins, Ramero Jr. and Reese Wesley, Alex (Ben) Schoen, Conner Edgeworth, and Timothy and Cameron Hunter; special uncle, Daimian (Donna) Hatch and his daughter, Dannielle (Dominec) Gonzalez; canine companion, Jax; and many other loving extended family members and dear friends, too many to name. 

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Truly Johnson and James Edgeworth, Sr.; great-grandparents, Joseph and Francis “Ninny” Lubinski; and great-grandparents, Charles and Dorothy Wesley.

The family will receive guests on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 3 – 7:00 p.m. at Newcomer – Southwest Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, (419-381-1900) with Memorial Services beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home. 

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider any mental health organization or for suicide prevention awareness. 

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Visitation:Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Newcomer – SW Toledo Chapel
4752 Heatherdowns Boulevard
Toledo, OH  43614
419-381-1900Directions & MapService:Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7:00pm
Newcomer – SW Toledo Chapel
4752 Heatherdowns Boulevard
Toledo, OH  43614
419-381-1900Directions & Map

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Celestine Liberkowski Carmichael ’66 passed away 2/16/2013

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on April 5, 2019

Just found out about another alum’s passing: Celestine Liberkowski Carmichael ’66

Carmichael, Celestine Ann “Sally”, 64 of Clearwater, Fl died Saturday February 16, 2013 at BayCare Alliant Hospital.

She was born in Toledo, OH and came to Clearwater in 2005 from Aurora, IL.

She was the Housekeeping Supervisor for Harbourwood Rehab facility in Clearwater Fl for 6 yrs before retiring in 2012 and was of the Catholic Faith.

Survivors include her husband of 42 years, William R. Carmichael; her daughter, Monica L. Breeding; son-in-law; Scott A. Breeding, brother, Matthew Liberkowski; sister, Bernadette Keller; and her grandson, William H. Breeding. She was preceded in death by her mother, Genieve Suski; father, Daniel; Liberkowski; brothers, James Liberkowski and Andrew Liberkowski.

Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home 
2853 Sunset Point Road 
Clearwater, FL. 33759 
(727) 796-1992 
www.sylvanabbey.com

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Rita Dreier Cherry ’64 passed away 9/21/2009

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on April 5, 2019

CHERRY Rita Mae Rita Mae Cherry, age 63, of Toledo, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, September 21, 2009, after a prolonged fight with a chronic illness. She spent a lifetime spreading joy and happiness to her friends and loved ones. She will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to be in her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert and grandson, Angel Garcia. She is survived by her children, Michael (Becky) Herrick, Stephanie (Pete) Garcia, Jennifer (Tim) Trumbull and Robert (Anna) Cherry Jr.; sister, Joann Burkard; brother, Foster (Carol) Dreier; grandchildren Sa-mantha, Allison, Katelyn, Catalina, Megan, Mikel, Zachary, Miranda, Brandon, Kelsey, Eli, Emily, Pedro “PJ”, Amanda, Aaron and Bobby; as well as great-grandson, Armondo. Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday beginning at 1 p.m. in the mortuary followed by interment in Highland Memory Gardens, Waterville. Please view and sign the guest registry at: www.CoyleFuneralHome.com

Published in The Blade from Sept. 22 to Sept. 23, 2009

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Beverly Mossing Welsh ’74 passed away 12/12/2005

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on April 3, 2019

Beverly Ann Welsh 6/12/56 ~ 12/12/05 Beverly returned peacefully to the arms of Jesus, while at home, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born in Perrysburg, Ohio and moved to Salt Lake after High School. Bev loved the Lord with all of her heart and spread His love everywhere she went and in whatever she did. She brought laughter and joy to all her family and friends and is even now, in heaven, dancing on the streets of gold! Bev’s favorite times were with her children: Melissa, Drew and Riley and her grandchildren, Olivia and Paul Jess. She was always hosting parties, at which there was lots of good food, music, game playing and laughter. She also loved camping, water skiing, golfing and travel. Bev tended to her own garden but more especially she made sure to tend to ‘the garden of the Lord’. She was involved in many of His ministries, both through her church, as well as through her Al-Anon Family Groups. Beverly is survived by her children, grandchildren, mother, Phyllis Farrell and Bonus Dad, Mike Farrell, brother, Mark Mossing, sisters, Pamela Tillman and Dee Dee Bay (Kevin), nieces and nephews, and her many loving friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Ronald Mossing, and her nephews: Taylor and Todd Mossing. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, December 17, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the Valley Assembly of God, 4700 South and Bangerter. The family will receive friends at a viewing Friday evening from 5 until 8 p.m. at Valley View Funeral Home, 4335 West 4100 South, and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the Church. Interment: Elysian Burial Gardens, 1075 E. 4580 S, Salt Lake City. Beverly’s main concern, at the time of her passing, was the continued success of her children!… and so in her honor and in lieu of flowers, we gratefully invite you to contribute to their “Education Fund” set up at Zions Bank. Acct. #137324497, routing #324377613.Published in Deseret News on Dec. 15, 2005

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Christine Konczal Galvin ’64 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 25, 2019

 


Mary Christine Konczal Galvin

Mary Christine Konczal Galvin, 72, who passed away March 23, 2019, was a believer. She believed in love, gratitude, family, friendship, God, science, magic, creativity, redemption, the power of people coming together to change their world for better and that “words matter.”

Chris had a very broad definition of family and treated almost every person (and animal) she met as if they were part of hers. She met people where they were and rejected mean-spirited gossip. Her Thanksgivings were known for her 150 year-old stuffing recipe and boisterous debates, storytelling, and board games—especially Scrabble.

She was an active parishioner of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Port Clinton.

She forged meaningful friendships in her hometown, online, and across the country. She valued lifelong bonds as dearly as fresh friendships. Al-Anon and AA had a profound impact on her life. When told tragedy did not seem to make her bitter, Chris once said, “Bitter was my companion somewhere in the 70s, but I traded it in for Serenity in 1975 and never looked back.”

Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio in the Old West End and Waterville, she graduated from McAuley High School. Her work life spanned from being a Girl Scout counselor at Camp Libbey to finding her vocation 25 years ago as the executive director of United Way of Greater Toledo’s Ottawa County office where she recently retired.

She loved Port Clinton and Lake Erie. If the sun was shining in the summer, you could find her at the beach or pool. If the lake was frozen, you could meet her on the ice. She loved bees, goats, gardening, and feeding the birds. She saw miracles in everyday life and was quick to point them out to others.

She dedicated her life to serving her community by saying “yes” and getting others to say “yes.” She was proud to be a catalyst for such initiatives as TNT Mentoring, the Conestoga Project, Bistro 163, and Strength For The Journey among others.

If you knew Chris, you have a story of when she helped you learn and grow and find the possibility to change the things you can.

Chris is survived by her children Beth (Brian) Gillman, Dan Galvin (Mary Ann Alton), Molly Galvin (Skooter Skotte), Trish Galvin (Steve Kaelin), Ray (Jacquie) Galvin, Linda (Ted) Cooke, Bob Galvin, Mary Ruth Galvin, Judy Galvin (Paul De Shane), Craig Woolfork, and Riley Galvin; her grandchildren, who mostly knew her as “Nena” Caitlyn, Christopher (Ashley), Amanda, Jimmy, Jennifer (Tyler), Evelyn, Lissa, Emmett, Sullivan, Isabella, and Larkin; great-grandchildren Jacob and Tavis; and nieces Sandy and Robin.

She was preceded in death by her soulmate Marty Galvin, her mother and stepfather Patricia and Bob Crossman, her father Francis Konczal, her sister Trish Crossman, her brother Pete Konczal, and her grandson Grant Galvin.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Strength For The Journey or another organization close to your heart. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

Visitation hours are Thursday, March 28 from 2pm-8pm at Gerner Wolf Funeral Home 216 Washington Street, Port Clinton, OH. Prayers will be recited in the funeral home at 10am, followed by the Funeral Mass will be conducted at 10:30am, Friday, March 29, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 414 Madison Street, Port Clinton, OH.

Memorial Contributions can be made to: Strength for the Journey, 984 E. Lockwood Rd., Port Clinton, OH 43452

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Husband of Susan Bottles Kolinski ’65 (sister of Sally Bottles Kwapich ’72) passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 18, 2019

Kenneth W. Kolinski(1942 – 2019)

Kenneth W. Kolinski

On Friday, March 15, 2019, Kenneth W. Kolinski, age 76, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Born on September 1, 1942, Ken was a humble man who loved and treasured his family deeply and valued his many lifelong friendships.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Catherine and his grandson, Tyler Salyers. Ken is survived by his wife, Sue; sons, Robert (Liz), Matthew (Tiffany); daughter, Erin; grandchildren, Madelyn & William Kolinski and Sophia Connell. He is also survived by his brother, Phil (Jo); sister, Chris (Tony), and many loving aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 11 A.M. Tuesday, March 19th, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, conducted by Ken’s godson Fr. Patrick Rohen. The family will be receiving guests for 30 minutes prior to the mass.


Published in The Blade from Mar. 17 to Mar. 18, 2019

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Former Teacher – Frank Lenz passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 17, 2019

Frank J. Lenz

Frank J. Lenz, 72, of Oregon, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born December 25, 1946 in Toledo to Frank Xavier and Hilda (Decker) Lenz and a brother, Fr. Michael Lenz O.F.M. He received his education at Toledo St. Mary’s, (1960) Central Catholic High School (1964) and graduated from the University of Toledo’s College of Education (1970). He taught Russian, Chinese and Japanese History at Toledo McAuley High School. At McAuley, he led trips to the former Soviet Union, coached City League Girls Varsity Basketball (1976-1982), later in the 1990’s CYO Boys Basketball. From 1980 to 1998, he managed Lee William’s Oregon’s House of Meat leaving there to return to teach at Penta Career Center (1998 – 2012). At Penta, he participated in a teacher exchange from Russia, hosted Austrian exchange students and visited schools in China and Europe. He was involved with the Lucas County Democratic Party, being Vice President of the South End Democratic Club and precinct chairman. He was a former member of the Bavarian Sports Club and the Walbridge Park Association helping to plan the Harvard Terrace Centennial celebration. There were many persons and families that enchanced his life: the Sadowski Zeisloft, Connin, Pollex, Warwick, Toepfer, Shaver, Bebell, Wise, Barry, Brandon, Decker, Kralovic, and many more.

His wife, Christine McGrellis; sons, Ryan (Rebecca) Lenz, Jordan, Trevor; and brother, Fr. Michael Lenz OFM, are left to continue his legacy.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon on Monday, March 18, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue at Immaculate Conception 434 Western Ave in Toledo on Tuesday, March 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a mass to begin at 1 p.m. Burial will be private at St. Ignatius Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, formerly of Oregon.

www.freckchapel.com

Funeral Home

Freck Funeral Chapel
1155 South Wynn Road Oregon, OH 43616
(419) 693-9304

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Kimberly McGee Pfitzer ’84 passed away. (sister of Tamra McGee ’83)

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 7, 2019

Kimberly McGee Pfitzer 52, passed away March 2, 2019 at Ebeid Hospice. A native of Toledo, she was a current resident of Temperance, MI. Kim was a dedicated employee of the King Agency. She was passionate about supporting charitable organizations including Cherry Street Ministries. She had a charismatic personality and a passion for living and was loved and cherished by so many in the area.

She is survived by her loving daughter Janaye Dixon; parents Roger McGee and Barbara Williams McGe; siblings Brian McGee, Tamara Owens, Roger McGee Rogina Carter; 5 nieces and nephews and other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be Saturday 3:00 p.m. followed by Memorial Services at 4:00 p.m. Dale Riggs Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial donations can be made to the memory of Kimberly McGee Pfitzer to Cherry Street Ministries.

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Dale-Riggs Funeral Home 
572 Nebraska Ave Toledo, OH 43604-8542
(419) 248-4254


Published in The Blade on Mar. 7, 2019

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Husband of Mary Braker Martin ’71 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 1, 2019

OTTAWA — Timothy A. Martin, 69, of Ottawa died 12:20 a.m., Friday, February 15, 2019 at The Meadows of Ottawa. He was born September 13, 1949 in McComb to the late Harold “Hap” and Esther (Jones) Martin. On September 22, 1972, he married Mary Braker and she survives in Ottawa.

Other survivors include two children: Jeff (Amy) Martin of Galena and Kristen (Robb) Pickens of Ottawa; four grandchildren: Kayley Martin, Zack Martin, Kelsea Pickens and Ethan Pickens; and a brother, Harold “Joe” Martin of Leipsic.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, David Martin.

Tim was a manager for the former IGA in Leipsic, and a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa. He was a graduate of Leipsic High School and had attended The Ohio State University. Tim enjoyed watching the cooking channel, writing down many recipes; although we never got him to make us anything. He also spent many hours on the computer searching for anything interesting and compiling his findings in one of his many binders. Tim’s greatest love was his wife, children and grandchildren. He always wanted to be a part of their lives in whatever way he could. He will be greatly missed.

A Funeral Mass will begin 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 18, 2019 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa with Fr. Matt Jozefiak officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m., Sunday at LOVE FUNERAL HOME, Ottawa.

Memorial donations may be made to Putnam County Council on Aging or Putnam County Home Heath and Hospice.

Condolences may be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com

Funeral Home
Love Funeral Home
405 E 3Rd St
Ottawa, OH 45875
(419) 523-6586
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Published in The Lima News from Feb. 15 to Feb. 16, 2019

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Brother of Deanna Bartholomy Malohn ’67 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 25, 2019

Mark “Bart” Bartholomy

Mark “Bart” Bartholomy passed away in his home on February 15, 2019. He was born in Lapeer, Michigan on November 13, 1954 to James and Verena (Kirsch) Bartholomy.

He graduated from Bowsher High School, and worked for Airborne, DHL and Town Air Freight before his retirement. Mark had a talent for music; both singing and playing his saxophones. He attended many concerts and would argue with conviction that there was no good music written after 1980. He loved to cook and barbeque for his many friends and family.

He is survived by his mother and 7 siblings, Deanna Malohn, Joe (Monica), Gregory (Phyllis), Ann Kear, Eileen (John) Juvinall, Rita (Donald) Shepler and Peter; sisters-in-laws Daun (Dan) Dietrich), Gail (Floyd) Trawick and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Karla of 38 years on February 18, 2017; his father, James; and nephew Jeremiah Valiant.

Coyle Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Please leave a condolence message at CoyleFuneralHome.com.

A celebration of Mark’s life will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 5, 2019 at the Walbridge Park Shelter House.

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Coyle Funeral Home
1770 S Reynolds Rd Toledo, OH 43614
(419) 865-1295


Published in The Blade from Feb. 24 to Feb. 25, 2019

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