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Archive for February, 2011

Mother of Pat Gradel Herzig ’66 & Sister Judith Gradel ’63 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 17, 2011

AnnaBell E. (Mather) GRADEL

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GRADEL AnnaBell E. (Nee Mather) AnnaBell E. (nee Mather) Gradel, Wife of the late Frank J. Gradel. Dear mother of Sr. Judy Gradel, R.S.M., Patricia Herzig and James (Marcia) Gradel. Sister of Bart Mather and the late Gordon, Harry and James Gradel. Also survived by four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Passed away in Cincinnati, OH, on Sunday February 13, 2011. Age 88 years. Memorial mass to be held at the convenience of the family. If desired, memorials may be directed to thedocument.write(“”);
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Published in Toledo Blade on February 17, 2011
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Spouse of Kathy Kowalski Doty ’78 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 17, 2011

Richard L. DOTY

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DOTY Richard L. Richard L. Doty, age 53, of Holland, died suddenly at home from an apparent heart attack on Tuesday, February 15, 2011. Rick attended Harvard Elementary School and was a 1976 graduate of Bowsher High School. He was an assembly associate at Jeep Chrysler Fiat for 33 years. Rick volunteered at Sylvania Veterinarian Clinic as a cat cuddler and enjoyed sharing good wine with friends, traveling, golfing and “cottage life”. Rick is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Kathy; special cat, Alley; brother, David (Charlene) Doty; sisters, Sandy (Tom) Mulford, and Amy Eyman; mother-in-law, Virginia Kowalski; brother-in-law, Larry (Sandy) Kowalski; sisters-in-law, Linda (Dave) Schoviak and Karen (Thom) Kudelka; uncle, Ed (Tracy) Poling; and a plethora of extraordinary nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin and Orva Jeanne Doty; father-in-law, Mitchell Kowalski and favorite cat, Jasmine. Friends may visit the family at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey) on Friday from 2-8 p.m. Funeral services and burial will be private. The family suggests memorial contributions in Rick’s memory be to Memories Live On Animal Foundation, 4801 Holland Sylvania Rd., Sylvania, Ohio 43560 or The United Way of Greater Toledo, 424 Jackson St. Toledo, Ohio 43604, or a charity of the donor’s choice. If love could have saved you you never would have died.

Published in Toledo Blade from February 17 to February 18, 2011

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Mother of Mary Beth Kantner Hughes ’74 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 16, 2011

Elizabeth Ann “Betty” KANTNER

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KANTNER Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Kantner, age 97, of Sylvania, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2011, at Sunset Village. She was born on September 4th, the eighth of eleven children, in the aftermath of the 1913 devastating flood, in Tiffin, Ohio. Betty attended St. Anne’s grade school, now St. Martin de Porres, and graduated from Central High School in 1932, with aspirations of becoming a nurse. Marriage and family intervened. However, when her youngest child, Mary Beth was in 8th grade, Betty returned to school and fulfilled her dream of becoming a nurse. She then worked at St. Luke’s Hospital until retirement. A fond photo memory is that of Betty and Mary Beth studying at the kitchen table. A member of St. Charles Parish for over 60 years, she served on numerous parish posts, including president of the Altar and Rosary Society. She has also been a parishioner at St. John in Point Place and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sylvania. There she took great pride in being the “senior” member of a Christ Renews His Parish community. Though a busy young mother, Betty was an avid card player and met at regular intervals with her sisters and neighborhood friends for Bridge Club. She enjoyed teaching her grandchildren how to play cards during their visits or while babysitting them. Betty also loved to read; it was a difficult loss for her to accept when she no longer could read books-even when highly magnified. Despite her macular degeneration, she played a mean game of Scrabble and Upwards into her nineties. She took pleasure in a family tradition of meals and margaritas as Ventura’s, and was open to new experiences whether culinary delights or visiting her son, Howard in Alaska, and later, Hawaii. Betty greatly enjoyed visits from her children and grandchildren as well as traveling to see them. Her niece, Janet Thoele, was a favorite travelling companion. One of her final trips was at age 94 when she flew with a friend (a bit younger) to Annapolis, Maryland, where she visited one of her daughter’s and family. Her request to have “When the Saints Go Marching In” sung at her funeral mass, was certainly indicative of her optimism and zest for life; her joy in people-relationships. Our family matriarch will be dearly missed. She is survived by her children and their spouses: Howard (Erna), Patricia (John), Jim (Judith), Bob (Beth) and Mary Beth (Todd); grandchildren: Teresa (Steve) Christopher, Anne Marie (Brent), Thomas, Matthew, Jim (Jeanie), Kole (Van), Seth (Stacey), Darcy, Carmen, Sara (Mike), Melissa (Courtland), Allyson, Chelsea, Sarah Sutton, and Katie Carter; great-grandchildren: Jessica, Suzanne, Kim, Joseph, Andrew, Nathan, Rachel, Daniel, Avery, Arion, Michael, Kasey, Corey, Libby, Tyler, Kai, Claire, China, Jordan, Autum, Annakate, Colin, Madeline Grace, Claire, Kaiden, and Cate; great-great-grandchildren: Abbigail, Alyssa, Samantha Renee, Trevor, and Karmyn. Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Earl Kantner; son: Edward; grandson: Daniel; and siblings: Francois, Camillus, Louis, Rozelle, Alma Mary, Angela, Charlotte, Jim, Kate, and Charles. Visitation will be at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St., Sylvania, on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, from 5-8 PM. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sylvania, on Thursday at 10 AM. Interment will be private at Calvary Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the attentive and kind staff of the Findlay Neighborhood, at Sunset Village. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be given to the Central City Ministry of the Diocese of Toledo.

Published in Toledo Blade from February 15 to February 16, 2011

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Mother of Colleen Quinn Strayer ’74 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 16, 2011

Beatrice L. QUINN

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QUINN Beatrice L. Beatrice L. Quinn, age 92, of Toledo, devoted mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at the Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek on Friday morning January 14, 2011. She had been a resident there since April 2010. She was born in Toledo, Ohio to Philip and Louise Thibert and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, class of 1937. She married Clifford Quinn on April 19, 1941. They were founding members of St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church. During WWII she worked for the former Ohio Bell Telephone Co. and the Champion Spark Plug Co. Briefly in the early 1970s she volunteered at the former McAuley High School and in more recent years she volunteered in the development office at Central Catholic High School. She and several of her classmates still got together for monthly luncheons. Beatrice was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford, and infant daughter; brother, Remy Thibert, and sister, Agnes Jackson. She is survived by her children, Thomas (Janet) Quinn, Waterville, Michael (Patty) Quinn, Bloomfield Hills, MI, J. Patrick (Marie) Quinn of Toledo and Colleen (John) Strayer of Grand Rapids, Ohio. The grandchildren are Ivan (Kim), Claire, Jessica, and Alison Quinn; Elizabeth (John) Pavlik, Stephen, and Patrick Quinn; Jacob (Geraldine) Quinn, and Shelby and Remy Strayer. She is also survived by her sisters, Evelyn Menard and Mary Alice Brown. Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Sunday January 16, 2011 from 2-8 p.m. where a Vigil Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin in the mortuary on Monday, January 17th at 9:30 a.m. followed by the funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may take the form of a contribution to the Little Sisters of the Poor. Please view and sign the on-line guest registry at: CoyleFuneralHome.com

Published in Toledo Blade from January 15 to January 16, 2011

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1973 Lori Musch Wolfe – passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 13, 2011

Lori K. WOLFE

WOLFE Lori K. Lori K. Wolfe, age 56, of Toledo, Ohio passed away February 9, 2011 in St. Luke’s Hospital. Surviving is her husband, Mark Wolfe; sons, Alex and Michael Wolfe; sister, Vicki (John) Hagerman; niece, Kelly Hagerman. The family will receive friends at the Bersticker-Scott Funeral Home, 3453 Heatherdowns Blvd. at Byrne Rd., Wednesday, February 16, 2011 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon. Interment will be in Forest Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to Whitehouse Country Manor. Please view and sign Lori’s condolence book at: Berstickerscottfuneralhome.com

 
Published in Toledo Blade on February 13, 2011

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To All McAuley Alum, Re: Mrs. Bette Johnson (McAuley Librarian)

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 10, 2011

Mrs. Johnson is currently at Kingston Residence and Shelia Otto will read any cards sent to her.

Kingston Residence

333 East Boundary

Perrysburg, OH 43551

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Trip to the Holyland – Message from Cynthia Stengle Olsen ’70

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 8, 2011

Our son lives in Jerusalem, and has a tour company shalomisraeltours.com.    I’m leading an amazing tour to the Holyland April 5th through the 14th. We will explore Jerusalem, Nazerath, Jaffa, float on the Dead Sea, see Masada, and many more very special places. The trip is all inclusive, at a really great price. Any chance you would post our tour to the allumni?   All our trip details are at shalomisraeltours.com/holyland , and we would give Mcauley grads a $100.00 discount.   Thanks so much Mary Jo!

Cynthia Stengle Olsen

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1970 – Brigid Nally passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 2, 2011

Brigid NALLY

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Brigid M. “SILVER GIRL” 1952-2011 One of eleven children born to Francis and Catherine Nally, Brigid grew up in Maumee, Ohio but loved her adopted hometown of Cincinnati. She received degrees from Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati. She was a special needs teacher in Butler County, Ohio and then worked part-time in her later years at CCHMC. She was a tireless advocate for the rights of individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness and their families. She also promoted the cause of multiple sclerosis research. She had a deep abiding devotion to her Catholic faith and her Irish heritage as well as her large loving family and many dear friends and co-workers.Brigid was our “Silver Girl” with sterling qualities of beauty, serenity and generosity of spirit. “Sail on Silver Girl, Sail on by, Your time has come to shine.”A private family service is planned at this time. Donations can be made in her name to the Multiple Sclerosis Society SW 4440 Lake Forest Drive Cincinnati, Ohio 45242.

Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on February 2, 2011

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