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Father of Kathy Redding Tester ’72, Mary Redding Bannion ’75, Juliea Redding Rippke ’81, Joyce Redding Dodge ’84 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 17, 2010

Jerrold A. “Jerry” REDDING

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REDDING Jerrold “Jerry” A. Jerry Redding passed away peacefully on October 14, 2010, surrounded by his family after a battle with cancer. He was born January 31, 1930 to Maurice T. and Helen M. (Snyder) Redding. He graduated from Central Catholic High School. Jerry was a journeyman Tool and Die maker and studied methods, process engineering, estimating, tool design and mathematics at University of Toledo. He was a former V.P. General Manager of the Pilliod Company in Swanton, Ohio, and foreman and estimator for L & J Tool of Toledo. After retirement he worked as an estimator for E & C Manufacturing. Jerry served in the US Navy as a torpedo man on the submarine USS Cutlass. He enjoyed singing, especially with the Toledo Symphony choral for 25 years. Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Mary Jane (Park); brother, Tom (Nancy) Redding; sister, Maureen (Dr. Tom) Williams, and sister-in-law, Viola Redding. His children are Kathy (Scott) Tester, Mary (John) Bennion, Tom Redding, Julia (Keith) Rippke, Joyce (Anthony) Dodge, and Jerry (Jacque) Redding. He is also survived by his grandchildren Aaron, Rachael, Rebecca and Leah Tester, Jennifer and Eric Bennion, Jeremiah (Nikki), Jacob and Justin Rippke, Laurelyn, Elizabeth and A.J. Dodge, Zachary Duvall, Gavin and Nolan Redding, and great-grandson, Blake Olvera. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, William. Friends and family may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd, Toledo, Ohio on Sunday, October 17, 2010 from 2-5 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. There will be a scripture service at 7 p.m. Funeral services will begin in the mortuary on Monday October 18 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a mass of Christian burial at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church at 10 a.m. Internment will be private. Memorial donations can take the form of donation to the OLPH building fund. Please view and sign condolences at www.CoyleFuneralHome.com

Published in Toledo Blade from October 16 to October 17, 2010
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Mother of Jenny Darr Cangiamilla & 1973 Cindy Darr Tippin Passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 17, 2010

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DARR Joan M. Joan M. Darr, age 78, of Swanton, Ohio, entered into eternal life, Thursday morning, October 14, 2010 at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. She was born June 29, 1932 in Toledo, Ohio to John and Clarisse Hanlon. She was a graduate. of Central Catholic High School and recipient of the Bishop’s Cross. She married her high school sweetheart, Nate Darr on September 5, 1953. Joan was a devoted homemaker, and mother. She loved gardening and her monthly club, the members included her best friends from grade school, Ninta, Mary, JoAnn, Janie, Carolyn, Dorothy, Marylou, Bernie, and Irma. She also loved her special neighbors, Karen and Mark Secory. She enjoyed her furry and feathery friends. She was a member of St. Richard Church and their Holy Rosary and Altar Society. Joanie is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Nate; her children, Jenni (Tony) Cangiamilla, Cyndy (Cary) Tippin, and Tom (Katie) Darr; sister, Penny (Bud) Weaver; sister-in-law, Anna Rose Darr; 9 gandchildren: Katie, Missy, and Laura Cangiamilla, Matt (Lindsy), Mandy (Cal) Zamer, Eric and Tara Tippin, Katherine and Carolyn Darr; and 2 great-grandchildren, Joey Cangiamilla and Ramzy Zamer. Joan was preceded in death by her parents; father and mother-in-law, Harold and Frances Darr; and her sister-in-law, Donna Turner. A Memorial Mass of Resurrection will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at St Richard Catholic Church, 333 Brookside Dr. in Swanton. Fr. Daniel J. Zak will be officiating with Co-Celebrant, Fr. Tony Gallagher. Interment will follow in St. Richard’s Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at: www.weigelfuneralhomes.com

Published in Toledo Blade from October 17 to October 18, 2010

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1981 – Father of Susan Hermiller passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 15, 2010

Joseph James “Joe” HERMILLER

HERMILLER Joseph “Joe” James Joe Hermiller, 84, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2010. Born December 9, 1925 in Toledo, Ohio, he was the son of Oscar Hermiller and Anna McNamee Hermiller. On August 20, 1956 he married Mary Louise Maier in Toledo, Ohio. Joe graduated from Central Catholic High School in Toledo, and went on to earn both Bachelor and Master of Arts Degrees in History from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. Joe was a teacher for 50 years, including 47 years with the Toledo Public Schools, with more than 30 years at E.L. Bowsher High School. He also taught part time at Mary Manse College in Toledo for more than 20 years. During summers he worked in the Circulation Department at The Toledo Blade. Joe primarily taught American History. Joe’s love of history and interest in American history was lifelong. He was well-known, both in out of the classroom, for his history story-telling. On family vacations he took his family to historical landmarks, inspiring their interest in history as well. Throughout the years Joe was the faculty mentor for many student teachers. For many years he taught an Advanced Placement American History course, preparing high school students with college level coursework. While at Bowsher High School Joe was the advisor for the quiz bowl team. He also founded and, for over 20 years, ran a Northwest Ohio quiz bowl league of teams from 15 high schools. In 1999 the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence, a nonprofit organization which runs the National Scholastics Championship (a national high school quiz bowl competition) awarded their second annual Benjamin Cooper Academic Ambassador Award to Joe for his long-standing commitment to academic competition in Northwest Ohio. Joe was an avid sports fan, especially following both high school football and the Toledo Mudhens. He was a booster for the football teams of Bowsher (where he taught), Central Catholic (his alma mater), and St. John’s (his sons’ alma mater) High Schools in Toledo. Joe was a member of St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Catholic parish since its inception in 1957. Joe also belonged to their Knights of Columbus. Joe is survived by his wife, Mary Lou of Toledo, Ohio and his three children, James and Dixie Hermiller of Brownsburg, Indiana, Thomas Hermiller of Rolling Meadows, Illinois and Susan Hermiller and Mark Brittenham, of Lincoln, Nebraska. Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral home, 1770 Reynolds Rd. on Sunday October 10, 2010 from 2-8 p.m. where a vigil service will be held at 7:00. Funeral services will begin in the mortuary on Monday, October 11 at 9:30 a.m. followed by the mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Please view and sign the on-line guest registry at CoyleFuneralHome.com

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1971 – Mother of Margaret (Peggy) Stemen Vrooman passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 15, 2010

Helen V. (Knurek) STEMEN

STEMEN Helen V. (Knurek) Helen V. Stemen, 91, of Perrysburg, passed away at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg on Tuesday, October 5, 2010. She was born in Rossford, Ohio, on April 5, 1919, to Teofil and Sophie (Mucha) Knurek and attended Rossford High School. Helen was married on November 13, 1937, to Herbert L. Stemen, who preceded her in death on August 16, 1986. For over 20 years, Helen worked as a waitress for the Toledo Country Club. She was a member of St. Rose Church were she served as Corresponding Secretary for the St. Rose Altar Sodality. Helen enjoyed playing the piano, knitting, sewing, playing bingo and playing the organ for Heartland Nursing Home. Helen is survived by her children, Ronald M. Stemen of Pensacola, FL, Kathleen J. Badik of Toledo and Margaret L. “Peggy” Vrooman of Perrysburg; nineteen grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grand children; and two great-great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Marilyn J. Champnoise; son, Robert A. Stemen, and brothers, John and Joseph E. Knurek. Friends will be received from 2-9 P.M. on Sunday in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary St, Perrysburg (419-874-3133) where Scripture Services will be held at 7:00 P.M. Sunday evening. Prayers will be recited in the funeral home at 9:30 A.M. on Monday, October 11, 2010, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:15 A.M. at St. Rose Church, 215 E. Front Street in Perrysburg. Burial will follow in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Condolences may be made directly to the family by visiting www.witzlershank.com .

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1970 Joyce Torzewski Moses’s Mother Passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 13, 2010

I was just notified that Joyce Torzewski’s Mother passed away on October 7th 2010.

Florence C. TORZEWSKI

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TORZEWSKI Florence C. Florence C. Torzewski, age 91, of Toledo, passed away on October 7, 2010, in the loving arms of her daughter and son-in-law. She was born on October 2, 1919, to Martin and Agnes Jaworski. She spent her career working at Champion Spark Plug Company. Together with her husband she served as President and Steve as Commander of American Legion Wrobleski Post # 18 back when it had the largest membership in Toledo. Florence was a founding member of St. Jude Catholic Church and a member of the Altar Rosary Society. She dedicated her life with a great devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary trusting all to her care. Florence with her personality and “hi to all” won her many friends, many preceded her in death, she especially loved to care and visit the sick whom she loved to cook, bake for and visit. Florence was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Stephen, with whom she spent 32 years of marriage before his untimely death on May 10, 1978. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Edward; sisters, Julia Keller, Helen Davis and Lillian Crippen. She is survived by her most beloved daughter, Joyce and loving son-in-law, Roy Moses. Also survived by her granddaughter, Robynn (Tim) Douthit; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Devon and Haley; and sister, Dorothy (Fred) Miller. A special godchild and niece, Susan Crippen; nieces, Jackie and Barb as well as, other nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Kabour, Dr. Welch and Dr. Bates for their years of loving compassionate care. A special thanks to all her friends and neighbors who have loved Florence over the years. You can see it in their eyes, In tender hugs and long good-byes, A love that only moms and daughters know. Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Sunday from 2-8 p.m. where a Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday beginning at 9 a.m., in the mortuary, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Joseph’s Church, Sylvania at 10 a.m. Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery. Please view and sign our “online guest registry” at CoyleFuneralHome.com

Published in Toledo Blade from October 9 to October 10, 2010

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1972 Rita Zeller Fournier, 1976 Julie Zeller Coletta’s Mother passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 12, 2010

ZELLER Antoinette (Toni) DiTerlizzi “Honey” Antoinette I. “Toni” Zeller, age 88 years, of south Toledo, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 9, 2010, in the University of Toledo Medical Center. Toni was born in Toledo, Ohio, on November 25, 1921, to Mauro and Lucy DiTerlizzi. She was a kind and committed mother, grandmother, and wife. A gentle soul, who attended St. Charles Grade School and graduated from Edward D. Libby High School. She met and fell in love with Bob Zeller and they were married on October 27, 1945. She was dedicated to her family and loved spending time with her grandchildren. Toni was an excellent cook and baker. She volunteered with many organizations in the area, but was deeply devoted to her church, Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Toni was a Sacristan and Past President of the Altar and Rosary Society of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. She served as Head of the Bereavement Committee, was a Rosary leader, Eucharistic Minister, and served on the Art/ Environment Committee at OLPH. Toni was a member of Theta Alpha Tau Sorority, IBM Quarter Century Club, Sunshine Children’s Home Auxiliary, St John’s Jesuit Alumni Mothers Club, Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary (Montfaucon Chapter #27, Toledo, OH), and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary (VFW Donald Koontz Post 11115, Maumee OH). She also served as Eucharistic Minister at The Toledo Hospital, was a Metroparks volunteer, and volunteered at the Manor House. Toni worked as a Secretary at American Brake Shoe and Foundry, was a lunchroom/playground supervisor at Beverly School, worked many years in catering private functions as well as at the Synagogues of Congregation B’nai Israel and Congregation Shomer Emunim. She also worked for her brother at Pasquale Shoe Repair until the age of 83. Toni was preceded in death by her parents, Mauro and Lucy (Saccucci) DiTerlizzi, and her sister, Virginia Rotondo. She is survived by her loving husband, Robert, children, Robert (Mary Beth) Zeller, Gregory (Denise) Zeller, Rita (Bruce) Fournier, Julie (Don) Coletta; grandchildren, Yahuda Israel, David Zeller, Michael R. (Ashley) Zeller, Michael J. Zeller, Patty Ann Zeller, Cheryl Zeller, Geoffrey (Polly) Zeller, Jillian Fournier, Jennifer Coletta; brother, Pasquale (Romelda) DiTerlizzi; sister, Lena (John) Grigore, and many nieces and nephews. Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S Reynolds Rd., on Wednesday, October 13th, from 2-8 p.m. where the Rosary will be recited at 7:00. Funeral services will begin in the mortuary on Thursday, October 14th, at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery, Waterville, Ohio. Memorials may take the form of a contribution to either Our Lady of Consolation Shrine Carey, Ohio, or to the Alzheimer’s Association , Northwest Ohio Chapter. Toni’s family would like to express their deep appreciation for the Staff at ParkCliffe Community. With their love and attention, this journey of the past 11 months was made much easier. “With God, all things are possible.” Please view and sign the on-line guest registry at CoyleFuneralHome.com

Published in Toledo Blade from October 12 to October 13, 2010

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Husband of ’69 Mary Alice Crossen Honisko passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 2, 2010

Richard J. “Rick” HONISKO

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HONISKO Richard J. “Rick” Richard J. “Rick” Honisko, age 59, of Toledo, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 26, 2010, in his home. Rick was born in Toledo on October 29, 1950, to James and Betty (Hahn) Honisko. He was employed with Paragon Service and Supply, Inc. in Lima, OH. Rick was a sports enthusiast and an avid Detroit Tigers and OSU fan. He enjoyed golfing, bowling and coaching his kids in grade school. Rick was a member at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Toledo. He will be remembered for being easy going, his wonderful sense of humor and his love for his granddaughters. Rick is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Mary Alice (Crossen) Honisko; daughters, Andrea (James) Born, Marcia Honisko; son, Eric Honisko; granddaughters, Adeline “Addie” and Elise who they called “Papa”; mother, Betty Honisko; sister, Sandra (Bob) Young; aunt, Verlyn Duncan; uncle, Leon Heinl; brothers in-law, Thomas (Smorn) Crossen, James Crossen, Richard (Jeanne) Crossen, Donald (Sandra) Crossen and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Rick was preceded in death by his father, James Honisko and father and mother in-law, Thomas and Alice Crossen. Friends and family may visit at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St., Maumee, on Thursday, September 30, 2010, from 2-8 pm where funeral services will begin on Friday at 9:15 am followed by Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to OLPH, St. Francis de Sales High School or the charity of the donor’s choice. www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

Published in Toledo Blade on September 29, 2010

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Mother of ’74 Sue Grindle Rumph passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 2, 2010

Mary Ann GRINDLE

GRINDLE Mary Ann Mary Ann Grindle, 90, of Maumee, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born on August 28, 1920 in Toledo, Ohio to Robert “Earl” and Rose (Steger) Smurr. While in college, she worked at Meyer-Johnsen Women’s Clothing Store. She then worked as a payroll clerk for Libbey Owens Ford Plexiglass during WWII as her “war effort,” and also as an elementary teacher for six years at the former St. Ann’s Parish on Horace Street. Following raising her own four children, she went on to raise two grandchildren, sang in the Our Lady of Perpetual Help choir for 40 years and was also involved in many other events there as well, and volunteered her time in the St. Joseph Auxiliary with the Little Sister’s of the Poor for many years. She loved to work with wood and crafted many items for her grandchildren. While her husband John was still living, they annually traveled to Treasure Island, FL and made many lifelong friends there. But most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family more than anything. Mary Ann is survived by her daughters, Carole (Ron) Steger of Kalamazoo, MI and Sue (Kim) Rumpf of Perrysburg; nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, John Grindle; daughter, Lynn Grindle; son, Rob Grindle; grandson, David Hoffman and sister, Catherine McWilliams. Family and friends may gather to celebrate Mary Ann’s life Wednesday, September 29, 2010 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 2255 Central Grove, Toledo, OH 43614. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Mary Ann’s request would be that you contribute to Ohio Right to Life, Central Catholic High School, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Little Sisters of the Poor or Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. Arrangements by Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, (419) 893-7686. www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

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Mother of ’67 Carol Webb Wenberg, ’68 Anita Webb Lamb & ’74 Kathleen Webb Botts passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 2, 2010

Geraldine Agnes WEBB

WEBB Geraldine Agnes Geraldine Agnes Webb, age 91, of Maumee, died on Tuesday, September 28, 2010, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. The daughter of Charles and Marie Kowalski, she was born on October 3, 1918, in Toledo, Ohio. Gerry graduated from Notre Dame Academy and attended Mary Manse College. She married the love of her life, Eugene H. Webb, on June 15, 1940. Geraldine was a devoted, loving mother and a true partner to her husband, while actively raising her six children. She was a devote Catholic and a charter member of St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Parish. Gerry loved life, but mostly she enjoyed being surrounded by her family. She was extremely proud of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and their many accomplishments. She will be remembered as a spiritual, kind, caring and funny woman who will be missed by all who knew her. The widow of Eugene H. Webb, who passed away July 14, 1996, Geraldine is survived by her loving children, David Webb of St. Jean de Losne, France, Thomas (Linda) Webb of Washington, MI, Allan (Martha) Webb of Hemet, CA, Carol (James) Wenberg of Whitehouse, Oh, Anita (Dick) Lamb of Charlotte, NC, and Kathleen Botts of Maumee, OH; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; sister, Kathleen Sattler of Perrysburg, OH; brother, Eugene (Carol) Kowalski of Denver, CO and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Geraldine was preceded in death by her twin brother, Gerald Kowalski and brother, Louis Swartz. The family would like to thank Pat and Regina who helped care for their mother during these last months. Family and friends may visit on Sunday, October 3, 2010, from 3-8 pm at the Maison – Dardenne – Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant Street, Maumee, where funeral services will begin Monday, October 4, 2010, at 9:30 am followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:00 am in St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551.Condolences may be sent to the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com


Published in Toledo Blade on October 2, 2010

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