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Archive for July, 2009

The McAuley Yearly “Gathering”

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 21, 2009

Annual McAuley Alumnae Gathering



(Hopefully this will help those who travel a distance)


Saturday – August 29, 2009

11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Walbridge Park Shelter House – rain or shine


A-H bring a casserole: I-R bring a salad; S-Z bring a dessert

Beverages and paper products will be provided.


50/50 drawing and raffle prizes


 McAuley Alumnae Office

1220 Tiffin St., Fremont, Ohio 43420

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Reinhart, Angela – Mother to Molly ’73, Marty ’68 & Christie ’67

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 7, 2009

Angela May Reinhart

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REINHART Angela May Angela May Reinhart passed away peacefully June 13, 2009, in her daughter’s Cape Coral, Florida home. Angela was born June 15, 1912, in Toledo, Ohio. A 1933 graduate of St. Vincent Hospital’s School of Nursing, she was a career nurse at St. Vincent’s, supervising the hospital’s nursery for many years until retiring in 1973. Angela grew up in the south Toledo parish of Immaculate Conception (Darby) and it was there that she and her late husband, Robert, raised their nine children before moving to Fort Myers, Florida. Angela is survived by four sons, the Rev. Robert of Toledo; Melville (Rita) of Cape Coral; William (Beverly) of Harwich, MA, and Jan (Brenda) of Toledo, and five daughters, Gretchen (Tim) Gomoll of Elkton, MD, Therese (James) Blewett of Naples, FL, Christine (Ken) DeCant of Cape Coral, Martha (Craig) Gerhart of Woodbridge, VA, and Molly Elliott of Syracuse, NY; 20 grandchildren; 31 great-grand-children; two great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A funeral mass will be Friday, July 10 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Family will receive guests at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Donations may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908; or online at:

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Class of 1985 – Beth Ann (Lee) Smith

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 6, 2009

Posted in Toledo Blade 7-5-09

Beth Ann Smith (Lee)

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SMITH Beth Ann (Lee) Beth Smith, age 42, died June 21, 2009, as a result of an auto accident near Angola, IN. She was born Beth Ann Lee in Bowling Green, Ohio November 22, 1966. She lived in Haskins, Ohio and attended Haskins Elementary and Grand Rapids Jr. High School. She and her family moved to Toledo in 1981 and she graduated from McAuley High School, Toledo, Ohio in 1985. Beth earned a Mechanical Engineering Bachelors Degree from the Ohio State University in 1990. She stayed in Columbus and worked at Medex Inc. She married Chris Smith November 16, 1991. She moved to Peru, IN, with her husband in 1996, where she continued to live until her death. Beth was active in the community, volunteering countless hours for her children’s schools, YMCA, and other community organizations. She was also a contributor to the Northern Indiana Community Foundation. She is survived by her husband, Chris Smith; daughter, Abigail 16 and son, Cameron 12. She is also survived by her mother and stepfather, Nancy (Patton) and Steve Felix of Metamora, Ohio; sister, Libby (Chad) Adams of Pleasant Prairie, WI and brother, Mark Lee of Toledo; along with many nieces, nephews and loving, long time friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Andrew Lee. Her funeral will be held at Eikenberry – Eddy Funeral Home in Peru, IN at a later date, when her children are able to attend. A memorial Service will be held on July 18, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Patrick’s of Heatherdowns, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd. Toledo, Ohio with a luncheon to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been set up to honor Beth and provide support for Abigail and Cameron’s rehabilitation and educational needs. All contributions should be sent to the Beth Smith Memorial Fund c/o Edgewood Management 350 Park Ave., 18th floor, New York, NY 10022. Contributions will also be accepted at the Memorial Service and luncheon.

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Husband of Barb Puhl Gorsuch Class of 1972

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 4, 2009

Our sympathies go out to Barb Puhl Gorsuch ’72 on the loss of her husband Jim Frueh, Sue had been with Jim for 31 years!  Obit below from the Toledo Blade 5/30/09 – Not sure if you can still post a note on the Blade or Funeral Home site but you can try.

James Frueh “Jim” 

FRUEH James “Jim” James “Jim” Frueh, age 62, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, May 28, 2009. He was born March 7, 1947, to Arthur and Virginia (Staples) Frueh in Lima, Ohio. Jim worked in the family ran bakery for many years in Lima. In Toledo he was employed with Centre Supermarket and for the last 10 years, Cub Foods, where he retired from in 1999 due to health reasons. Jim will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, William Frueh. Jim is survived by his loving significant other of 31 years, Barb Gorsuch; daughters, Jamie Burton, Kari Frueh and Stacie Gorsuch; sons, Marcus Frueh and J.R. (Ann) Gorsuch; step mother, Jean Frueh; 13 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; sisters, Pat Hahn and Carolyn (Alphonse) Averesch; his canine companions, Josie and Micky; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. The family will receive guests on Monday from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300) with Memorial Services beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home. The family would like to give a special thank you to all of the staff and caregivers at Hospice of Northwest Ohio and Ann and Stacie Gorsuch for all of their loving care and support given to Jim and his family through this difficult time! Those wishing to make monetary donations are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio or the family. To leave a special message for the family please visit:

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Class of 1969 – 40th Reunion

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 1, 2009

Saturday, June 27, 2009, Easy Street Café, downtown Toledo.


A wonderful time was had by all and we were especially appreciative of Kathy Farkas’s traveling all the way from Prescott Valley Arizona, Jackie Elder traveling from Craryville (Hudson Valley), New York, Mary Pat Nahacky traveling from Franklin, Tennessee, and Michelle Alger from Benton Harbor, Michigan, to be with us.  Karen Mundwiler came a little late due to another commitment, and missed the photo.  With 28 in attendance that was nearly one-third of our graduating class.


Floor:   L to R

Jackie Strowger Elder, Colette Erford Leyland, Christine Best Keller, Deb Mitchell Ketzer, Paula Reid Richmond.


Second Row:  L to R

Susan McCann, Karen Knight Simon, Tina Hoffman Bowen, Pam Devolder Swanson, Pat Braker Tillman, Deb Walker Remer, Luann Sheets Stoops, Barbara Laird (Teacher)


Third Row:  L to R

Jane Nowacki Patrzalik, Linda Schuller, Paula Miller Straub, Mary Pat Leonard Nahacky, Mary Anne Moore Cullum, Pat Carroll Sweet, Sue Knurek Carew, Michelle Albrecht Alger, Mary Pat Suter Scroggs.


Fourth Row:    L to R

Kathy Ehrman Farkas, Ann Queenen, Pat Jennings Spohn, Deb Muller Bunke, Beth Schlageter Johnson, Sharon Kaczala Fickel.

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