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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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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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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 
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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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