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Archive for July, 2011

Father of Terri Poland Christofferson ’68 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 20, 2011

Richard D. POLAND

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POLAND Richard D. Richard D. Poland, of Toledo, passed away Monday, July 18, 2011, in his home. Just 2 days short of his 93rd birthday. He was a graduate of Libbey High School, where he played baseball and football. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, who served in the Philippines during WWII. He retired after 35 years from Libbey Owens Ford. He was a charter member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. He enjoyed playing golf and attending his grandchildren and great grandchildren’s sporting events. He was preceded in death by his wife Bernadine and his brothers, John and Raphael, and sister, Gertrude. He is survived by children, Patricia (James) Dey, Rick (Linda) Poland and Terri (Tom) Christofferson; grand children, Amy (Troy) Gray, Lori (Jerry) Lamb, John Dey, Sherri (Tom) Henson, Cari (Lewis) Ramirez, Tommy (Tina) Christofferson, Ricky and Andy Poland; great grandchildren, Amanda Gray, Kiley Stevenson, Braden Ramirez, Christian and Aidan Lamb, Casey and Samantha Christofferson, and Lorelei and Riley Henson. Friends may visit on Thursday 2-8pm at Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., where a scripture service will be held at 7pm. Funeral Services Friday beginning at 9:15am at the Funeral Home followed by a funeral mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church at 10 A.M. Entombment at Resurrection Cemetery. Donations should be directed to Central Catholic High School Athletic Department or Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Please view and sign the on-line guest registry at

Published in Toledo Blade on July 20, 2011

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Anne Streicher Huttinger Driscoll – Teacher at McAuley passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 13, 2011

Anne (Streicher) DRISCOLL

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DRISCOLL Anne (Streicher) Anne Louise Driscoll died suddenly in her home Sunday, July 10, 2011. She joins her beloved husband of nearly 40 years, Perry F. Driscoll. She was born November 11, 1946, in Toledo, Ohio, to Gertrude and James Streicher, and was a proud graduate of Saint Ursula Academy and the University of Toledo. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega, where she served as president. A dedicated educator, she taught at McCauley High School, Blessed Sacrament and Penta County Career Center. Anne had a special appreciation of the arts, was an avid gardener and truly enjoyed spending time with her loving family and friends. She is survived by her loving children, James (Megan), Jennifer (Patrick Leary), Joanne Fox (Brian) and Jill; her grandchildren, Jacob, Jamison and Jocelyn Driscoll and Zoe and Zaya Fox; her sister, Kathleen Nejman (James), and in-law siblings, Patricia Scharf, Philip Driscoll, and Priscilla Waidelich (John), and many wonderful nieces, nephews and friends, whom she deeply loved. The family will receive friends from 2 – 9, Thursday, July 14, at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Ave., where a scripture service will be held at 7 PM. Mass of the Resurrection will be held Friday, at 10 AM, at Corpus Christi University Church, 2955 Dorr St., where the family will receive visitors after 9 AM. Entombment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to St. Ursula Academy or St. Johns Jesuit High School. Condolences may be sent to the family at 

Published in Toledo Blade from July 13 to July 14, 2011

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Husband of Jennifer Denniston Drouillard ’89 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 12, 2011

Christopher Neil “Chris” DROUILLARD

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DROUILLARD Christopher “Chris” Neil Christopher N. Drouillard, 41, of Toledo, OH, passed away July 6, 2011, in the Ebeid Hospice Residence in Sylvania. Chris was born in Toledo, Ohio to Joseph and Gloria (Jacquay) Drouillard on November 28, 1969. On September 7, 2010 Chris was diagnosed with an “unlucky” tumor that spread cancer throughout his body. Though the cancer took his life, he spent the last 10 months of it proving that he won the battle through his love and dedication. He spent his time founding Champions in Action for the students of St. Patrick of Heatherdowns, speaking to classes at Central Catholic, winning awards such as the St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Adult Leadership Award and the 2011 CYO Basketball Mary Kurucz Veteran Coach Award, and spending time with his loving family. Chris attended St. Joseph’s grade school and graduated from St. John’s Jesuit High School in 1988, where he was the sports editor of the school newspaper and also played baseball and basketball. Chris has been a member of St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church for the past 21 years involved in multiple programs including Feed Your Neighbor, Eucharist Ministry, and the pre-Cana Marriage program. For 16 years Chris coached many children including his own in CYO softball, baseball, basketball, and football, as well as travel softball teams including the Ohio Hurricanes, Ohio Peppers and the SGS Magic. Chris was an avid Detroit Tigers and Notre Dame Football fan. For many years Chris was a Sales Representative for various companies in the food industry including Weaver Poultry, SOFO Foods, Escalon and the Grande Cheese Company. Surviving is his wife of 21 years, Jennifer; daughter, Chelsea; sons, Anthony and Joshua; parents, Joseph and Gloria; brothers, Joe (Camille), Bernard (Ann), Greg (Jeanne), Paul (Carol); sisters, Mary (Leo) Posadny, Marty (Dave) Murray, Maria (Rick) Hilton, Shelly Drouillard; father and mother-in-law Jim and Pat Denniston; sister-in-law, Kim (Jeff) Rogers. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, and friends. The family will receive friends at the Bersticker-Scott Funeral Home, 3453 Heatherdowns Blvd. at Byrne Rd. on Saturday, July 9 from 2-9 p.m., and Sunday, July 10 from 2-9 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns on Monday, July 11 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to the Christopher Drouillard Cancer Fund sent to 2240 Tanglewood Toledo, OH 43614. Please view and sign Chris’ condolence book at: berstickerscott funeralhome.comThe family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Flower Hospital Hickman Center for their special concern and loving care. 

Published in Toledo Blade from July 8 to July 10, 2011

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Error in the Newsletter 2011

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 10, 2011

McAuleans: I need to make a correction to what was indicated in the last newsletter.

The beautiful article that Kathryn Coy wrote about the McAuley Facebook page has an error in it – it was my fault not hers and I apologize to her and you all  for that.

She assumed that I started the page and I didn’t catch it and correct it when I reviewed the article. The page was actually started by Carol Lynn Samsel Fox ’80 and she kindly included me as an Administrator.

My apolgies to Carol Lynn also she deserves the credit for starting up this incredible page. Thanks for your understanding in this mixup.


 Mary Jo (Zimmer) Dey ’72

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Mother of Judy Baird Perry ’74 and Colleen Baird Pocock ’82

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 4, 2011

Geraldine E. “Geri” BAIRD

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BAIRD Geraldine E. “Geri” Geraldine E. Baird “Geri”, 80, formerly of Waterville, OH, passed away surrounded by family June 15, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg, OH. She was born December 20, 1930 in Cleveland, OH to Martin and Anna (Louden) Towey. She was a member of St. Joseph of Maumee and was active with St. Johns and McCauley High Schools. Geri was the owner and operator of Village Square Pizza Den in Waterville, OH for ten years. She was a wonderful homemaker and cook. She married Robert J. Baird September 1, 1951 in Cleveland, OH. He survives along with children, Gary (Barbara) Baird of Waterville, OH, Judith Ann Perry of Washington State, Thomas (Laura) Baird of Toledo, OH, Brian (Kimberly) Baird of Omaha, NE, and Colleen (Matt) Pocock of Swanton, OH; 15 grandchildren and 3 great – grandchildren, and sister, Rita Kramer of Zionsville, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Martin, Mary, Thomas, Kay, James, Patricia and Margaret. Friends and family may call from 2-5 and 6-8 on Sunday, June 19, 2011 at Peinert Funeral Home, 7220 Dutch Rd. Waterville, OH. A Scripture Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Joseph’s Church, Maumee, OH at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 20, 2011. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Maumee, OH. In lieu of flowers the family suggests giving memorial contributions to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. To leave an online condolence please visit 

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

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Mother of Alumnae passed away: Mary Schweickert Tann ’68, Karen Schweickert Cromley ’70, Susan Schweickert Dunn ’74, Julie Schweickert Clocksin ’77

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 3, 2011


SCHWEICKERT Therese Rose (Martin) Therese Rose (Martin) Schweickert, age 82, of Toledo, died peacefully July 1, 2011 at home surrounded by her family. She was born July 10, 1928 in Toledo, OH to Fred J. and Aura A. Martin. She was a faith filled and loving mother of six. She worked for 12 years at the former Medical College of Ohio in the Internal Medicine Clinic. She has been a devoted member of St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Parish for 52 years where she was active in CFM and the Cursillo Movement. Therese was also a volunteer at the former Colonial Nursing Home. Therese is survived by her children, Mary Therese Tann, Karen (Mark) Cromly, Walter (Barbara) Schweickert, Susan (Thomas) Dunn, Julie (Kenneth) Clocksin and Vincent (Laura) Schweickert; grandchildren, Evan, Michael and Steven Tann, Laura (Mike) Brewster, Matt (Dee) Cromly, Father Nathan Cromly, CSJ, Aaron (Erin) Cromly, Peter (Angela) Cromly, Adam Schweickert, Jeff (Stephanie) Schweickert, Kate (Dan) Reyes, Anna (Brett) Boggs, Andrew Schweickert and Ellyn Schweickert; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters, Rita (Don) Babione, Cecilia Austin and Loretta (Richard) Landry; brother, Fred (Mary Margaret) Martin; in-laws, Vera (Ed) Cann, Betty (Larry) Fischer, Joe (Sharon) Schweickert, Mary Martin, Janet Connolly, Karen Martin, Delores Martin and Ron Karle. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 45 years, Walter Henry; son-in-law, Robert Guy Tann; sisters, Catherine Clark, Veronica Hackett and Aura Karle; as well as, brothers, Ben, Don, Ray and Jim. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 5th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church where the family will receive friends beginning at 9:30 a.m. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Coyle Funeral Home (419) 865-1295. Memorials may take the form of contributions to St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Parish, Hospice of Northwest Ohio or the Community of St. John. The family extends special thanks to Dr. Akpunonu and Hospice Nurses, Jennifer and Jessica for their loving care. Please view and sign our “online guest registry” at:

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