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Deborah Lehr VanLandingham ’69 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on September 3, 2019

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Deborah Ann VanLandingham, of Kensington, Maryland, on Saturday, April 27, 2019.  Beloved wife of J. Philip VanLandingham; mother of Eric VanLandingham and Kristen VanLandingham; sister of Glen Lehr (Carol) and Bill Lehr (Carol).

Debbie devoted her entire life to the church, nursing, and her precious family.  She was especially proud of her forty-one years of marriage.

She graduated from the University of Cincinnati as a Registered Nurse in 1973 and then joined the Navy Nurse Corps. She served first at the Bethesda Naval Hospital where she met her future husband. After their marriage the Navy sent her to earn her Master of Science in Nursing at Catholic University. Following her graduation in 1984 she served at Naval Hospitals in Guantanamo Bay Cuba; Charleston, SC; the Territory of Guam; Quantico, VA; the USNS Comfort Hospital Ship in the Persian Gulf and Orlando, FL where she retired from the Navy in 1995.

During her retirement speech from the Navy, she spoke these words:

“Today I can look back and say it was truly an honor for me to be a part of the Navy these 20 years. There is a flood of all different emotions. One chapter of my life is coming to a close, but God, in his goodness has given me other greater blessings, my husband Phil, a wonderful marriage, my beautiful children Eric and Kristen, and my family to enjoy. My greatest challenge now is to them, to be all I can be for them. I think each phase of our lives requires commitment, sacrifice, honor, and a willingness to achieve your very best. As I have always trusted God to direct my path, I look to him to direct my future. None of us can see around the bend in life, what lies ahead, but I hope always to be faithful to fulfilling whatever challenge He allows me to face, and I thank Him for the past 20 years, I thank Him most of all for the gift of family, friends, and life itself, and I thank Him for the future and all that lies ahead.”

True to her words, after retiring from the Navy she devoted herself to raising her children – Eric and Kristen and supporting her husband. As the children reached adulthood she reentered Nursing as a Civil Servant Diabetes Educator at the Army’s Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, DC. After retiring from the Civil Service in 2013 she loved having the time to dedicate herself to the church and her family – her two true loves.

She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. We are happy she is finally at peace with her Lord.

Visitation will begin at 10:30am on Friday, May 3, 2019 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 9705 Summit Ave, Kensington, Maryland 20895, where the Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11am.  Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Colorectal Cancer Alliance, https://www.ccalliance.org/donate, or to The Myositis Association, https://www.myositis.org/donate/.

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Susanne McGuire Wineland ’67 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on August 30, 2019

Susanne "Aunt Sue" (McGuire) Wineland Obituary

Susanne (McGuire) Wineland “Aunt Sue”

Susanne “Aunt Sue” (McGuire) Wineland, 70, passed away surrounded by her family on Monday, August 26, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg.

Sue was a graduate of McAuley High School. She worked as a secretary at Toledo Public Schools retiring in 2016.

Sue is preceded in death by her parents, Dr. James and Helen McGuire; and brothers, James Jr. and Daniel McGuire.

Surviving is her sister-in-law, Ruth McGuire; nieces, Molly Stroh (Jay Abele), Julie and Jackie McGuire; nephews, Daniel and Patrick (Diana) McGuire; and many great nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 2255 Central Grove, Toledo, on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or the American Diabetes Association.

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Published in The Blade from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, 2019

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Father of Kathryn Nusbaum & Moran ’69, Jean Nusbaum Goulet ’75 (Father-in-Law of Callie Connolly Nusbaum ’70) passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on August 11, 2019

Rollin “Rollie” G. Nusbaum, age 94, of Maumee, Ohio, died July 28th, 2019. He was born February 10th, 1925 in Toledo, OH, to Michael and Adeline Nusbaum. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1943 where he met the love of his life and wife Jeanette Schweibold. They were married on Oct. 8, 1949 at St. Charles Catholic Church in Toledo. As a parishioner at St. Joseph’s in Maumee for decades, he was a member of the Holy Name Society and Liturgy Committee. He also served many years as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister. He was also active in Catholic War Veterans. Rollin was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 38 years. He was a letter carrier at Station C in the Secor Gardens area and at the Heatherdowns Station in the OLPH and River Rd. area. He retired in 1985 as a Route Examiner at the Main Post Office. During WW II, he served in the South Pacific with the U.S. Navy Seebees 18th Special Battalion for nearly 3 years, and in recent years was very proud to wear his WW II veteran hat.

Rollie and Jeanette had 4 loving children: Dr. Kathryn (Edward) Moran of Plainfield, IN, Mark (Callie) Nusbaum of Perrysburg, OH, Jean (Mark) Goulet of Fremont, IN, and Amy (James) Froelich of Monclova, OH. Over the years, he and Jeanette and their family enjoyed summers at Lakewood Mobile Home court on Barton Lake near Fremont, IN, making improvements on their mobile home, swimming, fishing, and just enjoying life. He also enjoyed serving as Lector for Saturday evening Mass at Manapogo Park near the lake.

Rollie was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jeanette; sisters, Carol (James) Stader and Lois (Rich) Frelin; brother, Charles (Gloria) Nusbaum and brothers and sisters-in-law.

Rollie is survived by and will be greatly missed by his four children, and 11 grandchildren: Michele, Amanda, Keith, Colin, Benjamin, Daniel, Joel, Gordon, Emma, Lucas, and Daniel, and 10 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Janet (Ernest) Hack of Toledo; brother, James Nusbaum and partner, David Brandt, of Millersburg, OH, and many nieces and nephews and their families.

Mr. Nusbaum has elected to donate his body to The University of Toledo Medical College to advance research and learning. A Memorial Mass will take place at St. Joseph’s Church in Maumee, at Broadway and Conant Streets on Saturday, August 24th at 10:00 a.m. A luncheon will follow in the parish hall.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to St. Paul’s Outreach, c/o Emma Froelich, 5814 Blackshire Path, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076, or the OFM Conventional Franciscan Friars, 103 St. Francis Blvd, Mount St. Francis, IN 47146-9000, or St. Joseph’s Parish in Maumee, with memo marked as memorial gift in Rollin’s name.

Published in The Blade from Aug. 3 to Aug. 5, 201

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Stepfather of Debbie Schreiber-Houck ’70 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on June 27, 2019

Richard F. "Dick" Wagner Obituary
Richard “Dick” F. Wagner, age 79, of Toledo, passed away after a short illness on June 24, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born to Richard and Ruth (Starkloff) Wagner on May 17, 1940. He married Vera Hoffman Schreiber on August 29, 1969 and would have celebrated 50 years of marriage this August. Richard graduated from Libbey High School in 1958. He worked for the railroad and Springer Clothing. Dick then went on to work for Hostess Wonder Bread and retired in 2000 as a supervisor. He was known as the “Twinkie Man”. Dick was an active member of St. Charles Borromeo Church where he also ushered and counted offerings. He was also a Sons of the American Legion member at Przybylski Post 642.

Richard was an avid sports fan. He played softball with several teams at the Lucas County Rec Center. He was a pitcher and earned the nickname “Daddy Wags”. Dick loved golfing. He was very proud of his double eagle at Spuyten Duyval on hole 4 that was 490 yards, only using a driver and 3 iron.

Dick was a dedicated Toledo Rockets fan. Dick and Vera were football, men’s and women’s basket season ticket holders for 47 years. They were active in the ‘Igniters Club’ for the women’s teams, traveling extensively which included a trip to Hawaii.

Dick truly loved to travel to many destinations with Vera for leisure, sporting events and casinos.

Richard was a loving husband, father, stepfather and grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife, Vera; son, Derreck (Lynn) Wagner; daughters, Debbie Schreiber-Houck (Tom Walsh) and Cher (Frank) Nahajzer; grandchildren, Kellyn (Craig) Besse, Keely Wagner, Nichole Houck, Jonathan Houck and Matthew (Kayla Oberlin) Houck; brothers, Dennis (Sue) Wagner, Dean (Janice) Wagner, David (Beth) Wagner and Scott (Doreen) Suzor; sister’s-in-law, Mickey, Judy and Marlene Hoffman; furry four-legged great granddaughter, Zoey; many nieces and nephews and very close friends. He was preceded in death by his father and stepmother, Richard and Dorothy Wagner; mother and stepfather, Ruth and Bob Suzor; son, Dale; brother’s-in-law, Paul, Ed and Raymond Hoffman.

Family and friends may visit on Friday from 2-8 p.m., with CWVA Logsdon-Walla Post 642 services at 6:00 p.m. followed immediately by A.L. Przybylski Post 642 services at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 with prayers in the mortuary at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at St. Charles Borromeo Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at UTMC ICU and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their loving care.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Charles Borromeo Church, Hospice of Northwest Ohio or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Please send condolences at www.sujkowskiairport.com.

Published in The Blade on June 27, 2019

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Mother of Sandy Schwind ’66 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 30, 2019

Donna Marie Schwind, age 92, of Perrysburg, Ohio passed away on Monday, May 27, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg, Ohio. She was born on October 3, 1926 in Perrysburg to John and Edna (Schneider) Spoerl. On September 27, 1947, she married Eugene Schwind in St. Rose Catholic Church. Donna was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and it’s rosary and altar society. In her earlier days, she enjoyed bowling. She was lifetime Detroit Tigers fan and card player.

Donna is survived by her children, daughter, Sandra Stricker; sons, Stephen (Janet), Mark (Denise), Scott (Karen), Matthew (Brenda) and Patrick (Elizabeth); 21 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren; 1 great great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene; parents and great grandchildren, Carson and Pierson Stricker; brother John Spoerl and sister, Maxine Gilley.

The Family would like to thank the staff’s at Waterford at Levis Commons and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for all their care and compassion for Donna.

Visitation will be held from 2-8 pm on Friday, May 31, 2019 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant Street, Maumee, Ohio with a scripture service to be held at 7:00pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, June 1, 2019 at St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg, Ohio with prayers beginning in the funeral home at 9:45 am. Interment will be in St. Rose Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio or St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 East Front Street, Perrysburg, Ohio. Online condolences may be given at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com
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Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home
501 Conant St Maumee, OH 43537
(419) 893-7686


Published in The Blade from May 29 to May 30, 2019

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Melissa Mockensturm Gardner ’80 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 12, 2019

Melissa Mockensturm Gardner

Melissa Gardner, (Mel) beloved wife, mother, daughter and sister left this world on May 4, 2019, nine months after pancreatic cancer aggressively changed her life trajectory. Born Melissa Mockensturm on July 30, 1962 in Toledo, Ohio, Mel attended several Catholic grade schools until moving with her family to Denver Colorado in 1979 where she attended Columbine and Evergreen high schools and ultimately graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in molecular and cellular biology. She subsequently worked for several prominent research laboratories at Coors Biotech, Arizona State University and the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ where she met the love of her life, David Gardner. Dave and Mel married in February of 1996 and subsequently welcomed two amazing daughters in Olivia and Emily. After two years as a full-time mom, Mel embarked on a new career path; obtaining a master’s degree in counseling from Argosy University in Phoenix and began her practice as a Clinical Counselor. A natural counselor, she soon built a robust clinical practice and a national reputation as an expert in EMDR counseling therapy. In 2012 Mel and Dave decided to move back to their midwestern roots when Dave accepted a faculty position at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis. Despite having to complete additional academic course work for Indiana certification and develop brand new relationships in this new environment, Mel was soon fully established in another thriving clinical practice. Mel also had the joy of developing some of the greatest friendships of her life after moving to Indiana. Never were Mel’s counseling skills more evident than when she counselled us all through her final journey, helping us cope with immense grief, while living out her final days with incredible strength, grace, humor and just enough counseling to keep us all on course.

Mel is survived by her husband, David; and daughters Olivia and Emily; parents, Carl Mockensturm (Geri) and Carol Haas (Fran); sisters, Marylin Genz (Will), Margretta Risi (John), Michele Topor (Joe), and brothers, Mark Mockensturm (Rob Salem) and Mike Mockensturm;, several nieces and nephews; and a wonderful group of devoted friends and colleagues across the country.

A memorial service will be held on May 15, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. at ARN Mortuary in Zionsville, Indiana followed by a gathering to celebrate her life at 4:30 p.m. A service will also be held in Toledo, Ohio on May 23rd at 4:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 104 W. Broadway St., Maumee OH 43537. Dinner to follow at Brandywine Country Club, 6904 Salisbury Road, Maumee OH 43537

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: https://www.pancan.org or to EMDRIA, the EMDR International Association: https://www.emdria.org.

Funeral Home

Aaron-Ruben-Nelson Funeral Home Inc
11411 N. Michigan Rd. Zionsville, IN 46077
317-873-4776


Published in The Blade from May 12 to May 13, 2019

 

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Husband of Julia Szabo Ball ’70 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 11, 2019

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Brother of Susan DeLisle Martinez ’75 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 11, 2019

Deacon  Steven Joseph DeLisle Obituary

Deacon Steven Joseph DeLisle

“O God, come to my assistance; O Lord, make haste to help me”.

Steven Joseph DeLisle died on May 8, 2019. He was born in Maumee, Ohio, son to wonderful parents, brother to three caring sisters, father to six adoring children, and husband to a humble, loving wife. He worked as an engineer, was a skilled craftsman, an intense board game player, and loved to build and work with his hands. Steven felt most fulfilled in his work as a Permanent Deacon in the Catholic Church – he worked passionately with the parishioners at Maumee St. Joseph’s, the residents of Sunshine Community, and all others who sought peace and wisdom from his counsel. Steven lived piously and encountered all he met with a humble kindness. He spoke thoughtfully, truthfully, and directly, and had the most perfect sense of humor. According to his family, Steven was the funniest man they’d ever met with an unparalleled affinity for movie quotes. Steven took great joy in his family and was the happiest when his wife and all of his children were together. He was especially looking forward to the birth of his first grandchild. Heaven has gained a saint – St. Steven, pray for us.

Steven’s love lives on in his wife Beth DeLisle; children Stepan (Katie), Hattie Pumphrey (Christopher), Clare, Ellyn (Micah Benza), Abram, and Mary Helen; his mother Maxine Schulte and sisters Susan Martinez, Debra Fahnestock (Dan), and Peggy Rauscher (Mike)

Reception of the Body will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, May 13, 2019 at Saint Joseph Church, 104 W. Broadway, Maumee, Ohio; with Visitation continuing until a Vigil at 7:30 pm. Additional visitation will be held in the church at 10:00 am on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 with The Funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 am with Reverend Keith A. Stripe, Principal Celebrant and Deacon Joseph N. Malenfant, Homilist. Interment will follow in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Maumee, Ohio. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Sunshine Community or St. Joseph Building Fund. The Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online Condolences may be made at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com
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Published in The Blade from May 11 to May 13, 2019

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Father of Mary ’70, Diane ’72 and Marsha ’73 Heydinger passed away.

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 7, 2019

Norman Heydinger

Norman F. Heydinger died May 4, 2019 at The University of Toledo Medical Center.
He was born to Edward and Gertrude Heydinger on January 7, 1921 in Toledo. He
graduated from Waite High School and Miami University and in 1954 earned his MBA
from The University of Toledo. While at Miami, he earned a Private Pilot’s License in
the Civilian Pilot Training Program and was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.

In 1942 he entered the Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut and was
commissioned with the rank of Ensign. After special training at The Ohio State University,
he served for a year-and-a-half in the South Pacific on a Navy AKA assault ship participating
in seven invasions, and on a Coast Guard Patrol Frigate. He was honorably discharged in
1946 with the rank of Lieutenant.

After the war, he was employed in marketing research at Libbey Owens Ford, Toledo;
Seiberling Rubber Company, Akron; LOF Glass Fibers, Toledo; PPG Fiber Glass, Pittsburgh;
and Rogers National Research, Toledo.

In 1964 he envisioned, researched, promoted, built and served as President and General
Manager of Laurel Hill Swim and Tennis Club, Toledo, for 20 years with the support and
dedication of his wife, Dorothy. He sold the Club in 1985 and retired. In 1985, Laurel Hill
was awarded National Tennis Club of the Year by the United States Tennis Association.

In his business career he served as a founder and Northwest Ohio President of the American Marketing Association and National President of the Swim Facility Operators Association of
America. He was a long-time member of Rockwell Springs Trout Club, Castalia, and Our Lady
of Perpetual Help Church, Toledo.

He was predeceased by his parents, his sister, Rose (Clair) Gladieux, and his brother, Edward (Jane). He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Dorothy. Survivors also include children Mary (David) Sims, Millbury; Diane (Eric) Landers, Columbus; Marsha (Mark) Strominger, Cincinnati; and Peter (Virginia Keil), Holland.

Also surviving are grandchildren Monica (Kyle) Leppelmeier, David Sims (Jennifer),
Christopher Landers, Andrew Landers, Kristen (Colin) Harper, Julie Strominger, Derek Strominger, Sarah (John) Novak and Alison (Dan) Goble; and great grandchildren Addyson, Connor, and Annalee Leppelmeier.

Friends may visit at Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., from 2:00 – 7:00 PM on Wednesday, May 8. The funeral will begin in the mortuary at 9:30, with the Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10:00 AM on Thursday, May 9 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Interment and military honors will be at Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Please leave a condolence message at CoyleFuneralHome.com.

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Husband of Betsy (Elizabeth) Kranz Villareal ’77 passed away (Sister of Carol ’70)

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on April 30, 2019

Jesus (Jesse) Villarreal Jr. was born on March 9th, 1949, in Robstown, Texas, to Jesus and Umbelina Villarreal Sr. Jesse passed away at home April 26th, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.
Jesse is predeceased by his parents and younger brother Jimmy, Mother in law Mary (Betty) Kranz, Father in law Thomas Kranz and Brothers in law Tom Jr. and Ted Kranz.
He is survived by his loving Wife Betsy, Son Jesse (Misty) Villarreal, Daughters Christine Villarreal and Sandra (Ed) House, Granddaughters Olivia and Jessica Villarreal, Maciela House and Grandson Edward House and his faithful fishing companion and guard dog Chico. Jesse is also survived by his sister Maria Schick and brother Joe Villarreal and the mother of his children, Rosalind Villarreal, along with in-laws Jan Villarreal, Betty Kranz, Cathy (Rich) Dzienny, Bonnie Yamano, Carol (Jim) Potter, Tim Kranz, Terry (Anne) Kranz and many nieces and nephews.
Jesse retired from The Toledo Blade after 17 years as a Circulation Manager and joined the Toledo Police Department in September 1983. He proudly served the City of Toledo for 26 years and retired as a Detective in April, 2009.
In his retirement Jesse enjoyed spending time at the family cottage, boating, fishing and occasional golf outings. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He will be deeply missed by those that knew and loved him.
Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., Toledo on Tuesday, April 30th from 2-8 p.m. where a Scripture Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will begin on Wednesday, May 1st at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers please consider making an appointment to donate blood/ platelets at your local American Red Cross or monetarily to the American Cancer Society for Pancreatic Cancer research.
Please view Jesse’s memorial video tribute and leave a condolence message for the family atwww.coylefuneralhome.com.

 

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