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McAuley High School, Toledo, Ohio

Shelli Nuckols ’84 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 20, 2018

NUCKOLS Shelli Y. Shelli Y. Nuckols, 40, went to be with the Lord Monday, December 19, 2006. She was a 1984 graduate of McAuley High School in Toledo, Ohio. Funeral 12:00 noon Tuesday, December 26, 2006, at the Triedstone Baptist Church, 858 E. 3rd Ave., Columbus. Bishop Jerome Ross Sr. eulogizing. Family will receive friends at 11:00 a.m. until time of service. Burial at Eastlawn Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Porter Qualls & Gary Funeral Home, 2500 Cleveland Ave., Columbus. Marlan J. Gary, Funeral Director. 614-267-8310.

Published in Toledo Blade on Dec. 24, 2006

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Beth Brennan ’76 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 15, 2018

Beth A. Brennan Obituary

Beth A. Brennan

Beth A. Brennan, 60, of St. Pete Beach, FL, died September 24, 2018 surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband, David Striebich; parents, Dr. Joe and Annette Brennan; sisters, Debra and Wendy; niece, Amy; nephews, Robert and Scott; and her loving pets, Hooli, Jethro, Tink and Casper.

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Published in Toledo Blade on Sept. 30, 2018

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Mother of Julie Leister Ketterman ’82 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on September 30, 2018

Loretta Jane Tucker Obituary

Loretta Jane Tucker “The Best Mom” passed away Sunday September 23, 2018 at Heartland of Waterville. The daughter of Russell and Martha Gephart, she was born January 16, 1938 in Toledo, OH. She was a graduate of Scott High School where she was a majorette. She received her Bachelor’s from The Ohio State University as a Dental Hygienist. She worked for several area dentist offices throughout the years. Loretta liked to bake, sew and spoil her grandchildren. She spent her winters in Naples, FL at the Bayside Villas where she had many very close friends. Loretta will be remember most as a dedicated mother and grandmother, who worked tirelessly to provide for her family.

She is survived by her children, Linda (Dave) Ball, Shawn Leister, Julie (Paul) Ketterman, Tim Leister; grandchildren, Kelly (Brian) Downey, Ryan Ball, RJ Leister, Luke and Lauren Ketterman, Russell Leister; sisters, Marda (Jim) Dewey, Iona (Bob) Valentine; many nieces and nephews; and special friend, John Lavery. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leonard Tucker; and granddaughter, Kelsey Ketterman.

Friends may visit the family on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 2-7 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey Rd). Interment will be private. Memorials may be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association. Condolences may be shared with the family at walkerfuneralhomes.com

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Published in Toledo Blade from Sept. 25 to Sept. 26, 2018

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Brother of Eileen Capshaw Wilen ’62 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on September 11, 2018

Gordon Capshaw Obituary

Gordon Capshaw, 75, died by senseless gun violence on Wednesday, September 6, 2018. Gordon was truly a free spirit. He was kind, generous and non-judgmental. He had a joke for everyone and every subject. He loved babies, puppies and the Toledo Zoo which was where he had his first job.

He served in the army in the Vietnam War.

He was born January 22, 1943 to Dolores and Gordon Capshaw who have preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Hoolahan; his two sons, Peter and Colin; his sisters, Mary (Murray Todd), Walling (Richard Mariea), Eileen (Arthur Wilen), Alice (John Estes); his brother, John; his stepsons, Brian and Patrick; and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind many friends who are as crazy as he was.

Please send contributions to The Toledo Zoo or the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, 840 First St. NE, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20002.

A memorial service is being planned.

Please view and sign the online guest registry at:

www.coylefuneralhome.com

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Published in Toledo Blade from Sept. 11 to Sept. 12, 2018

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Husband of Anita Eisel Kobylak ’62 (father of Tricia ’87 and Trudy ’84) passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on September 11, 2018

Ronald “Pappy” J. Kobylak, age 75 of Monclova, OH passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at his home after a long illness. He was born on December 25, 1942 in Toledo to Louis and Angela (Kornasiewicz) Kobylak. Ron was a graduate of Rossford High School and proudly served his country in the US Navy during the Vietnam War on the USS Lester. He married Anita (Eisel) on May 1, 1965 and went to work for Libbey Owens Ford Glass Company in the Mold Shop. Ron was a life member of the Maumee Elk’s and a member of St. Joan of Arc Church. He was a very talented man who loved woodworking and caring for the lawn. He enjoyed reading Mother Earth News and spending time with his family. Ron’s proudest achievement was designing and building his own home with the help of his wife and children. He paid great attention to the details and customization. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be greatly missed.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 53 years, Anita; children, Scott (Diana) Kobylak, Trudy (J. Mark) Turner and Aaron Middleton; brother, Theodore (Corrine) Kobylak; grandchildren, Tyler Whearty, Landon and Mallory Kobylak; and his lifelong friend, Jim Manke.

Pappy was preceded in death by his parents; and his daughter, Tricia Kobylak.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Church where the family will greet visitors in the church narthex beginning at 9:30 a.m. A funeral luncheon will follow at the Maumee Elk’s Club. Interment will be private. The Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Daughter of Joannie Mowka Krall ’71 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on September 11, 2018

Lisa Marie Krall Obituary

Lisa Marie Krall

Lisa Marie Krall passed away on Friday, August 18, 2017 at the age of 36. She was surrounded by her loving family at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania, Ohio.

Lisa was a devoted mother to her two sons, Jordan and Kaden and daughter Aubry. Lisa was known by family and friends to be one who always put others ahead of herself. She was kind and caring, but also one to announce her true feelings when needed. All with love of course.

Surviving Lisa are her parents, Joanie and David Krall; sons, Jordan and Kaden; daughter, Aubry; brother, Todd (Kelly) Krall; nephew, Ryan; niece, Lyla who meant the world to Lisa; loving companion, Jay Smith, and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family and friends may visit on Monday, from 2-8:30 p.m. at the W.K. Sujkowski and Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. Prayer services will be held on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 10:15a.m. in the mortuary followed by the Funeral Mass at Little Flower Church at 11 a.m. Burial services will be private.

The family of Lisa would like to thank Dana Nowak, Beth and Erin Butcher, home hospice nurse Wanda, nurse Karen from Ebeid Hospice, and Dr. Christine Ellis for all their love and support. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations which will go towards Lisa’s children.

www.sujkowskiairport.com

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Published in Toledo Blade on Aug. 20, 2018

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Heidi Sitzenstock ’83 (sister to Synda ’86 and Stephanie ’88) passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on August 9, 2018

Heidi Sitzenstock

Heidi Sitzenstock, 53, passed away on her daddy’s birthday, August 6th after a courageous battle with cancer. Heidi was in hospice care in Monticello, KY surrounded by her daughter, Paulianne, her old puppy, Pud, her sister, Synda (Gary) Heikkinen and lots of love and peace.

Heidi was a graduate of McAuley High School and earned a Masters degree in education from University of Toledo.

Heidi worked in many schools in the Toledo public school system and the last seven years was an 8th grade science teacher and the advisor to the National Junior Honor Society at Beverly School.

Left behind is her beloved daughter, Paulianne “Peanut”, who was the center of her universe.

Please join us at noon, Saturday, August 25th at Beverly School for a lunch and celebration of Heidi’s life. Bring pictures, stories, laughter and tears.

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Published in Toledo Blade on Aug. 10, 2018

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Husband of Carol Malak ’67 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on August 5, 2018

John Andrew Gralak Obituary
John Andrew Gralak, age 69, passed away on July 31, 2018. He was born on April 8, 1949 to the late Lois (Marok) and Daniel Gralak in Toledo, OH.

John worked at Unyses as the Quality Assurance Manager. He also worked at Schindler as a Computer Tech. John loved traveling all over the country, gardening and photography. He also enjoyed outdoor grilling on his TraegerGrill. John adored his six step-grandchildren and loving and hugging all of them.

John is survived by his beloved wife, Carol; sister, Sandee (Ronald) Michalak; step-daughter, Wendy Wisniewski; step-son, Jeffry Ellis; step-grandchildren, Logan Ellis-Sobczak, Isabelle McLaughlin, Simon Wisniewski, Ava Wisniewski, Peter Wisniewski and Caleb Ellis; nephew, Matt Michalak.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at St. Joseph Parish, 628 Locust Street, Toledo. Fr. Matthew Rader officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests Memorial Donations be made to University of Michigan Football or St. Jude Children’s Research Center.

To leave condolences for John’s Family, please visit:

www.NewcomerToledo.com

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Published in Toledo Blade on Aug. 5, 2018

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Amy Thorpe Wiley ’86 article in “The Promise” a Susan G Komen NW Ohio Newsletter

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 22, 2018

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Mother of Barbara Spitulski Brady ’62 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 18, 2018

Louise Dorothy Spitulski

Obituary for Louise Dorothy Spitulski

Louise D. Spitulski completed her journey on this earth July 6th, 2018. She was born to Melvin and Hugo Schmakel on November 20th, 1921.
Louise graduated from Libbey High School where she met her future husband Raymond Spitulski. They married and had 2 children. Louise engaged in many activities; she loved making greeting cards, sewing and doing needlepoint. She was hard working, feisty and always ready to do anything if asked or needed. She also traveled to many places around the world and was always up to a good game of cards. Louise was active in the community. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church for over 60 years and belonged to the American Legion Post 18. She worked at Haddads Bungalow and then at Huntington Bank for many years and was also a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years Raymond, parents Melvina and Hugo Schmakel; brother Henry (Frances), Edward (Helen), Warren (Ellie), Glen (Patricia), and friend Jim Mohn.
Louise is survived by her daughter Barbara Brady; son Robert; grandchildren Marianne (Mike) Peacock, Michael (Marsha) Brady, Thomas (Andrea) Brady, Christine Smith (fiancé Andy Troiani), John (Susan) Spitulski, Robert (Carla) Spitulski, Jim (Deanna) Spitulski, Matthew (Angie) Beil, Justin (Shelley) Beil; 31 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson.
She will be greatly missed by all of those who loved her.
Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Wednesday, July 11 from 4-8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, July 12 beginning at 9:15 a.m., in the mortuary, followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 10:00 a.m. Entombment to follow in Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials in her honor may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Hill Avenue.

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