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McAuley High School, Toledo, Ohio

Father of Pamela Kaseman ’69 and Debra Kaseman ’80 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on November 25, 2020

Paul  H.  Kaseman

Paul H. Kaseman, age 96 of Toledo, OH passed away on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 in his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Maumee on June 29, 1924 to Henry and Hilary (Bellner) Kaseman.

Paul attended Maumee High School. He married the former Betty Jane Lumbrezer on June 7, 1947. They celebrated 73 years together. He built his own home in 1951 with the help of relatives. He will be remembered for his sense of humor (he loved a good joke).

Paul was an electrician by trade and just celebrated 70 years in the IBEW Local 8 and spent 37 years with Romanoff Electric Company where he specialized in motor control. He and Betty loved camping and were members of Good Sam’s and Holiday Rambler Clubs. He continued camping until age 90!

Paul and Betty had 6 children; Greg (deceased), Pam (Brian), Mike (Donna), Jeff (Kim), Kathy (Mike), and Deb (Doug). Blessed with 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and son Greg.

Family and friends will be received at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St., Maumee, on Saturday from 10:00 am (The Rosary will be recited at 10:00 am) until the time of prayers at 12:30 pm. The Funeral Mass will follow at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Catholic Church at 1:00 PM.

Special thanks to Lisa, Theresa, Sandy and all his care givers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Parish or the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Live streaming of the funeral Mass can be found at Online condolences may be shared at walkerfuneralhomes.comTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Paul H. Kaseman please visit our Tribute Store.

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Posted by mcauleyhighschool on November 25, 2020

Ann Stephens McCallister ’67 passed away:

Ann McCallister

Obituary for Ann McCallister

Ann Laura McCallister nee Stephens passed away in her home on Wednesday October 28th in Toledo Ohio at the age of 71.
Ann is survived by her children, Ian McCallister and Caitlin “Caiti” McCallister; siblings, Jeffery Stephens, Barry Stephens, John Stephens, and Casey Stephens, along with their respective families including many nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews. Ann is preceded in death by her parents, Robert Stephens and Rose Ann Stephens of Toledo, Ohio.
Ann was born on May 12th, 1949 in Toledo Ohio to Robert and Rose Ann Stephens. She graduated from Bowling Green State University with a master’s degree in speech therapy. Ann worked for many years in Toledo Ohio, Port Clinton Ohio, and Florida. Her goal was to help as many children as she could while enjoying a quaint lifestyle in small seaside towns. Ann married Lee McCallister, a mechanical engineer, in June of 1981 and over the coming years welcomed two children into their lives. Ann’s children Ian and Caiti remember their mother as a kind, unique woman, with many talents and joys, but mostly her love of family. After moving to Shreveport Louisiana, Ann pursued a career in American Sign Language and was a successful interpreter until 1999 when she decided to return to her first passion of working with young children. Ann help a countless number of children and touched the lives of many learning-disabled families in her 45 years of teaching.
Ann was an accomplished artist with a flair for drawing, design, and jewelry making, she also enjoyed the theatre, film, and music. Ann had a love of antiques, specifically glass oil lamps, which she collected over the years and was an avid animal enthusiast and lover.
A visitation and remembrance will be held on Thursday, November 5th from 4pm – 7pm at Coyle Funeral Home in Toledo, Ohio. All are welcome to attend. Face masks and social distancing will be required by the Funeral Home.

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Bridgett Albrecht Emm ’72 passed away (sister to Michelle ’69, Robin ’70 and Judy ’76)

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on November 16, 2020

Obituary photo of Bridgett Emm, Toledo-OH

Bridgett Ann Emm (neé Albrecht), age 66, of Swanton, OH, died on Saturday, November 7th, at her residence. She was born on February 2, 1954, in Toledo, OH, to Richard and Barbara (Bennett) Albrecht. Her mother and father are deceased.

Bridgett was a 1972 graduate of McAuley High School in Toledo, OH. She had a fulfilling career as an ultrasound and radiological technologist for more than 40 years and worked for Maumee OB GYN for the last 30 years. In addition to her career, she and her husband shared a deep connection to the outdoors. Together they passionately operated their charter fishing business, Salm-Eye-Emm Sport Fishing, in Cheboygan, MI, on Northern Lake Huron. They also enjoyed hunting the forests of Ohio and caring for their beloved dogs, Bojak and BB.

Bridgett is survived by her husband of 29 years, Michael J. Emm, whom she married on August 2, 1991 in Waterville, OH; sons, Blake M. (Sarah) Warner of Bethesda, MD, and Andrew M. (Kimberly) of Daphne, AL; stepdaughters, Nichole and Karin; five grandchildren, Hazel M. Warner (6), Blakely M. Warner (5), Rhys A. Warner (3), Alyse M. Warner (2), and Kamila E. F. Warner (1); brother, John (Esther) Albrecht of Detroit, MI; and sisters, Michelle (Dave) Alger of Benton Harbor, MI, Robin (John) Picard of Saginaw, MI, and Judy (Gary) Mohr of Waterville, OH.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made out to the Wounded Warriors Foundation ( or to the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Foodbank (

A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2020 from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at Newcomer Funeral Home – Southwest Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, OH 43614 (419 473 0300).

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Services & Gatherings

Memorial Gathering:Saturday, November 21, 2020 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Newcomer – SW Toledo Chapel
4752 Heatherdowns Boulevard
Toledo, OH  43614
419-381-1900Directions & MapNewcomer – Southwest Chapel (419-381-1900) is assisting the family

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Mother of Cindy ’71, Debi ’72 and Patricia Beach ’76 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 27, 2020


Elizabeth M. Beach, “Liz” died peacefully on October 14, 2020 at Kingston of Perrysburg. A native East Toledoan, she was the daughter of Hungarian immigrants, born December 29, 1929 to John and Emerencia Dudas. In her many travels throughout life she visited Budapest, Hungary where she still had close relatives, and could speak the Hungarian language.

Liz enjoyed cooking and baking Hungarian specialties from her heritage. She was also proud of her courageous survival of cancer. Liz volunteered as a Physical Fitness instructor at St. Patrick’s of Heatherdowns School for a number of years. She was a longtime member of Heatherdowns County Club, where she loved playing golf with the ladies 9 hole league. Liz was an avid reader, especially mysteries, and was never without a book.

As a member of St. Joan of Arc, she worked with the Sunshine ladies group. People best knew her as never being too busy to be friendly.

Liz is survived by her daughters, Cynthia A. Beach (Art Tenner), Deborah L Berkel, and Patricia J. (Patrick) Crowley; grandchildren, Kelly (Joshua) Breniser, Matthew, Jayme (Sean), and Kevin Berkel, John and Jason Crowley; great grandchildren, Destiny, Preston, and Bennett Breniser, Isaac and Arya Binkley. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Len Beach; brothers, Louis and Robert Dudas; sister, Ethel Stango; and granddaughter, Lauren Berkel.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Church, with a visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Entombment will be at Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Hospice of NW Ohio or St. Joan of Arc Church. Please leave a condolence message for the family at

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.Published in The Blade from Oct. 18 to Oct. 23, 2020.

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Pam Dolve ’65 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 18, 2020

Pamela J. Szczepanski

Pamela J. Szczepanski, 73, of Toledo, passed away on October 13, 2020. She was born to Robert and Beatrice (Czubachowski) Dolve in Toledo. She worked in customer services with various businesses in the Toledo area. She was a member of the AARP, ASPCA and the Humane Society. Pam was a very loving grandmother and cherished her 5 grandsons.

Pam was preceded in death by her loving husband, Gary; son, Todd; and her father. She will be dearly missed by her children, Tracy (Elijah Clay) Myers and Troy (Holly) Szczepanski; her mother, Beatrice Balusik; grandchildren, Michael, Matthew, Isaiah, Jeremiah and Alex; “Auntie” Irene Czubachowski; and extended family and friends.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, October 19, 2020, at St. Hyacinth Church at 11:00 a.m., where friends may visit after 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery along with the blessing and burial of her late husband, Gary.

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Published in The Blade from Oct. 18 to Oct. 20, 2020.

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Sister Noel Frey passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 14, 2020

Sr. Mary Noel Frey, RSM

Sister Mary Noel Frey passed away early Sunday, October 11, 2020, at St. Bernardine Home in Fremont, Ohio, at the age of 83. Born Imelda Sylvia Frey on November 28, 1936, she was one of thirteen children born to Mary Ann Hunkele and Jerome George Frey, Sr. of Kirby, Ohio.

A few months after graduating from Union Building High School in Upper Sandusky, she entered the Sisters of Mercy of Cincinnati in 1954. At her religious Reception in 1955 she received the name Sister Mary Noel and she pronounced her lifelong vows on August 16, 1960.

Sr. Mary Noel was a Sister of Mercy for 66 years. Her early ministry included teaching elementary and secondary education at St. Vincent de Paul, St. Catherine, and McAuley High School, all of Toledo, as well as at St. Mary’s Mansfield. She earned a BS in History and Latin from Our Lady of Cincinnati College and a Master’s degree in Religious Studies from the University of Dayton. She also received certification and advanced training in pastoral care and was a professional hospital Chaplain for over 25 years, providing care at a variety of hospitals in northern Ohio, including St. Charles Hospital of Oregon, Lorain Community Hospital, and St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

In 1992 she received the “Woman of Achievement Merit Award of Recognition,” as well as the 1993 “Elizabeth Coleman Award,” for her outstanding ministry to the Lorain community. Then, in 2011, she was further recognized as a “Legend of St. Rita’s” for her pastoral work in this at St. Rita’s hospital.

Sr. Mary Noel loved music throughout her whole life. A gifted pianist and organist, she taught herself the guitar when it became popular for use in the Catholic Church. Her arrangement of the “Our Father” is still used in parishes and in the Mercy Community. In addition, Sr. Mary Noel served as Director of Music at St. Paul in Chains of Huron, Ohio, and as Chair of the Music Committee of the Toledo Diocesan Liturgical Commission.

Sr. Mary Noel retired in 2012 to St. Bernardine Home in Fremont, Ohio, where she continued to enjoy an active life and remained eager to share her gifts as a liturgist, organist, and sacristan. Sr. Mary Noel also loved nature, especially flowers. She was known to take daily walks through the Our Lady of the Pines grounds. She would look for new blossoms and then use them to create beautiful bouquets of flowers to decorate St. Bernardine chapel for each liturgical season.

Sr. Mary Noel was preceded in death by her parents, Jerome and Mary Ann Frey, and by her siblings, Agatha E. (Frey) Thomas, Edwin Frey, Wilfred Frey, Gerold Frey, Norman Frey, Miriam C. (Frey) Vent, Jerome S. Frey, and Herman J. Frey.

Sr. Mary Noel is survived by her siblings, Cyril R. Frey, Frederick D. Frey, Rosalie D. (Frey) Pahl, and Norbert R. Frey along with their families, many friends, and her beloved Sisters of Mercy community.

Contributions may be made in her memory to St. Bernardine Home in Fremont, OH. Private services will be held at St. Bernardine Home later this week.

Hanneman-Chudzinski-Keller Funeral Home, Fremont, Ohio has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Published in The Blade from Oct. 14 to Oct. 16, 2020.

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Janice Hatfield Spindler ’62 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on September 21, 2020

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Janice K. Spindler

Janice K. Spindler passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 16th, 2020. Jan was born and raised in Toledo, OH and graduated from McCaulley High School. She married her childhood Sweetheart, Norman Spindler, November 7th, 1964 and had 52 wonderful years together. Jan raised 3 sons and loved being a mom. She also loved music and loved to sing. She was a proud member of the Sweet Adelines singing group for many years. She was also very active With the church in many aspects over the years.

Janice is survived by her 3 sons, William (Tammy), Mark (Heather) and Jayson (Karen); along with 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and special friend, Jerry Keck.

The family wishes to invite family and friends for a celebration memorial on Tuesday, September 22nd, at 3pm at Crossroads Church in Ottawa Lake, MI, with a reception celebration following after at Mark and Heathers home in Ottawa Lake, MI.

Address to the church is 6960 Sylvania-Petersburg Rd., Ottawa Lake, MI 49267. Address to Mark and Heathers home is 8445 Sterns Rd., Ottawa Lake, MI 49267.


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Published in The Blade from Sep. 20 to Sep. 22, 2020.

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Husband of Sara VanGunten Toerne ’72 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on August 13, 2020

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Kevin T. Toerne

On Monday, August 10, 2020, Kevin T. Toerne, devoted and loving husband, father and Papa, passed away in the comfort of his home at the age of 66. He entered Heaven’s gates with an


Kevin was born on December 22, 1953, to Richard and Aileen Toerne in Toledo, OH. He was number six of eleven. As a father, he liked to use this middle-child status (and the fact that his birthday was so close to Christmas) as a way to procure extra gifts from his children! He was a proud graduate of St. John’s Jesuit, class of 1972. His friends knew him as the funniest and the most quick-witted class clown with a mean curve ball! In Kevin’s own words, they also described him as dashingly handsome.

While simultaneously, owning and operating a General Contracting & Painting business and raising four young children, he earned his BA of Education from the University of Toledo, graduating magna cum laude. This definition, given to him by his wife, is how he measured success:

“He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much; who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men, and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has never lacked appreciation of Earth’s beauty or failed to express it; who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had; whose life was an inspiration; whose memory a benediction.”

He married his childhood sweetheart and lifelong love, Sara (Van Gunten), in 1974, who is survived. And if you’ve ever seen them, you’ll know they raised four beautiful children together. Survived are his son, Kevin (Elizabeth Lynch) Toerne; his daughters, Anna (Kyle) Williams, Elizabeth (Anthony) Sorensen, Rebekah Toerne and her partner, Chris Hogan. He was a selfless, patient, giving and fun-loving father.

He was adored by any little person who came in contact with him. He was the go-to baby whisperer, imaginative and creative playmate. He built and played in endless forts, igloos, Barbie and superhero castles. He will be deeply missed and forever loved by his adoring grandchildren, Emma, Sam, Lilly, Ben, Van, Seton, Kate and Quinn. He had recently retired from FedEx and was looking forward to the boundless doughnut dates ahead of him!

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Aileen Toerne and brother, David of Maumee, OH. He will be lovingly missed by his siblings, Lynne, Rick, Suzen, Steve, Beth, Lisa, Judy, Tim, Tom; countless in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, no funeral services will be held.

We would like to share the phrase that brought the most joy to our family, “Daddy’s home!” Now, he truly is.

Celebrate the life he led! As he often reminded us, with his favorite verse, Psalm 118:24 “Today is the day the Lord has made, we will Rejoice and be glad in it.”

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Published in The Blade from Aug. 16 to Aug. 18, 2020.

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2020 “Gathering” Cancelled

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 9, 2020

Sorry to report that our All School yearly “Gathering” has been cancelled this year due to the epidemic.  

Stay Safe!

McAuley Planning Committee

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Sue Grindle Rumpf ’74 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 7, 2020

(This was originally posted on our McAuley FB Page by Michelle Badhorn-Hall)

Sue Grindle Rumph’s class of 1974-daughter wrote:

Today, May 15, just one day shy of her 64th birthday our mom went home to be with the Lord. Her husband and all three kids got to be with her to say goodbye. We are absolutely devastated! But our hope remains in the Lord, that we will see her again someday! And we are so thankful for all the precious years we had with her. The best wife, friend, sister, mom, and Mimi

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