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Archive for October, 2011

Class of 1986 Reunion

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 31, 2011

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Mother of Christine Reilly Borstein ’70, Margie Reilly Barba ’72 & Kelly Reilly Cherry ’84 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 19, 2011

Marilyn REILLY

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REILLY Marilyn Marilyn Reilly of Toledo, Ohio
passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Monday, October
17, 2011. She was born June 12, 1928 to Ada and Charles Petrie. She was a
graduate of Libbey High School and a member of St Joan of Arc parish, where she
was a charter member of Christ Child. Marilyn loved playing bridge with her many
friends. Some of her best times were spent at her cottage on Hemlock Lake with
family. The most important things to Marilyn were her faith, family and friends.
She will be missed deeply by all that knew her. Her love of life and her light
will continue to shine through her children, Christie Borstein (Jimmy), Margie
Barba (David), Kevin Reilly (Debi), Jack Reilly (Rose Mary), Kelly Cherry
(Mike), her twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is also
survived by her sister, Arlene Florian (Jack), her many nieces, nephews, in-laws
and friends who all loved her deeply. Besides her parents, she was preceded in
death by her husband of 42 years, Duke Reilly; brother, Don Petrie,
granddaughter, Marissa Reilly and brother-in-law, Jack Rerucha. The family will
greet friends in the Narthex at St. Joan of Arc Church on Heatherdowns Boulevard
at 10:00 AM., Saturday, October 22nd. A mass to celebrate Marilyn’s life will
begin at 11:00 AM. The Coyle Funeral Home is assisting the family with
arrangements. Donations in her honor may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor,
Hospice of Northwest Ohio and St Joan of Arc Church. Please view and sign our
online “guest registry” at:

Published in Toledo Blade from
October 19 to October 20, 2011

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Father of Melissa Wendler Steinecker ’77 & Laura Wendler Schneider ’75 passed away passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 19, 2011

Peter Wiant WENDLER

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WENDLER Peter Wiant Peter Wiant Wendler died from
cardiac arrest October 17, 2011, at St. Luke’s Hospital. Peter was born. April
27, 1932, to Anne (Wiant) and Willis J. Wendler, Fremont, Ohio. He attended
Fremont Schools until 1947, graduating from Gibsonburg High School in 1950. Pete
majored in Business Administration at the Ohio State University, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi
fraternity and met his future wife Marilyn (Marty) Van Voorhis. He left OSU
after his sophomore year to enter the Naval Aviation Officers Flight Training
Program in Pensacola, Florida. After marrying in 1954, the couple relocated to
Jacksonville, Florida, while Pete flew hurricane reconnaissance missions. A
member of the original squadron of famed “Hurricane Hunters,” Pete was the
youngest officer to achieve the rank of Plane Commander in his Airborne Early
Warning VW4 Squadron. In 1957 Pete completed degrees in business administration,
marketing, and advertising at OSU. Later, he joined his father in business at
the National School of Meat Cutting in Toledo. The only educational enterprise
of its type at the time, the school retained an international student-body, with
close relationships with numerous culinary institutions and grocery concerns.
Initially the co-owner, registrar, and director of the Home Study Course, Pete’s
involvement eventually lead to co-ownership of the school’s Toledo location and
Kurtz Market, a Toledo downtown landmark. Pete served as chairman of the local
Beta Theta Pi Toledo area alumni club and was an active member of the Toledo
JayCees. After a short-lived early retirement in the mid 1980’s, his passion for
boating inadvertently lead to a new career in the marine business with Lakeside
and North Harbor Marinas, ultimately accepting a position with Bodette Marine
Supply of Toledo. A Maumee resident since 1959, Pete served on Maumee City
Council, the Maumee Plan Commission, and the Maumee Administrative board for 22
years, 18 of which as chair. He was chairman of the Citizens Committee for
Schools, President of Union School PTA, and a founder of the Old Maumee
Association. Memberships include: the American Legion Post 333, Quality of Life
Committee, Maumee Valley Historical Society, Ohio History Society; Maumee Valley
Heritage Corridor, The Toledo Country Club (past) and St. Paul’s Episcopal
Church. A member of the Navy Hurricane Hunters Association, he continued to
follow the paths of every hurricane with great interest. Above all, he was the
quintessential family man whose greatest enjoyment was spending time with his
grandchildren and walking his golden retrievers. Pete is survived by his wife,
Marty: daughters, Laura Schneider (Kevin) and the Reverend Melissa Steinecker
(Robert); son, Andrew (Leigh); and his seven grandchildren and one great
grandchild. His brother, Dr. Willis J. Wendler, preceded him in death. A
Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, at St.
Paul’s Episcopal Church Maumee, OH, the Reverend J. Paul Board. There will be a
reception held at the church immediately following the memorial service. The
family will greet friends on Friday, October 21, from 3:00 – 6:00 at St. Paul’s
Episcopal Church. Arrangements are being handled by the Marsh Funeral, Luckey,
OH. Considerations for memorial contributions are: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
or Maumee Valley Historical Society. Those wishing to express a word of
encouragement, share a memory or photo may do so at

Published in Toledo Blade on
October 19, 2011

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Mother of Theresa Oswald Ahrens ’80 and Julie Oswald ’82 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 19, 2011


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OSWALD Joan Joan Oswald, 70 years old, died Monday,
October 17th, 2011, surrounded by loved ones. Joan was born March 13, 1941, in
Whitehouse, Ohio, to Thelma Gingrich Wittenmyer Cyigon and Elza Wittenmyer. She
married the love of her life, Chuck Oswald, on August 19th, 1961. They had
almost 43 wonderful years together. Joan was a master bridge player, Toledo
platform tennis pioneer, and scrabble queen. Joan was an avid tennis player and
fan, attending tennis tournaments all over the world with her husband and
friends. Joan is reunited with her late husband, Chuck; her father, Elza; her
sister, Bonnie; her brother, Bill and her granddaughter, Precious. Joan is
survived by her mother, Thelma; sister, Barb (Dick) Hahn; her six children,
Theresa (Don) Ahrens, Julie (John) Abbey, Chuck Oswald (Deb Scott), Bonnie
Oswald (Lauraine Carpenter), Jennifer Oswald, John (Nadia) Oswald; seven
grandchildren, (Sarah, Kaitlan, Bailey, Jessica, Tyler, Jack and Sophia) and
many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers or donations, please consider
performing a random act of kindness. There will be a visitation at Coyle Funeral
Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., Thursday, October 20, 2011, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. The
funeral service will be held in the mortuary Friday, October 21, at 1:00 p.m.,
beginning with a short visitation from 12-1:00. Interment will be private at
Resurrection Cemetery. In honor of Joan’s favorite season, please dress in
spring colors. Please view and sign our online guest registry at

Published in Toledo Blade from
October 19 to October 21, 2011

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Husband of Mary Ryan Bulone ’77 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 18, 2011

Thomas Vincent BULONE

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BULONE Thomas Vincent Thomas Vincent Bulone, 55
years, of Toledo, OH, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on
Saturday, October 15, 2011. Tom was born on July 14, 1956, in Toledo to Margaret
and Anthony Bugaj. He graduated from Waite High School in 1974. Tom was a Boy
Scout leader for 20 years at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Tom loved his
current job as a Juvenile Detention Officer for Lucas County and hated to miss a
day of work. He previously worked at Rowe Metal then Williams & Company
(Superior Group) for 10 years. He loved: being with his family and friends,
sneaking candy to his grandson, watching his DVDs, animals, Native American Pow
Wows, and traveling. Tom always had a big smile on his face, a warm heart, and a
hug to give. He was an inspiration to all he met. Tom was a true warrior in his
battle against cancer. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and
friend he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Tom is survived
by his wife, Mary (Ryan); son, Vincenzo (Amanda); daughter, Vanessa; grandson,
Vincenzo; mother, Margaret Bugaj; sister, Lucia (Doug) Murphy; brother, Tony
(Karen) and Vincent (Brenda); niece, Alycia; nephews, Anthony and Vincent. He
was preceded in death by his father and grandparents, Anna and Vincenzo Bulone
and Anthony Hedwig Bugaj. Family and friends may visit Freck Funeral Chapel,
1155 S. Wynn Rd. in Oregon (419) 693-9304, on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 from
2-8 p.m. where the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be
held in the funeral home on Thursday, 9 a.m. and continue on with the funeral
Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St.
Ignatius Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of
America. Online condolences may be shared at:

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

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Mother of Sandy Jennings Paszko ’66, Pat Jennings Spohn ’69, Karen Jennings Johnson ’72 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 12, 2011

Gertrude L. (Hoffman) JENNINGS

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JENNINGS Gertrude L. (Hoffman) Gertrude L. “Gert”
Jennings, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 9, 2011.
She was born on October 28, 1925, to John and Anna (Richweise) Hoffman in West
Point, Ohio. Gert was known for her creativity and sense of humor; she was a
loving mother and grandmother who was devoted to her family and friends. Gert
enjoyed gardening, reading and attending garage sales and was a volunteer at her
church. She was preceded in death by her husband, George and nine siblings. She
is survived by her children, Sandy Paszko, Pat (Jeff) Spohn, Mark (Judi), Karen
Johnson, Greg, Tom (Sue) and Joe; sister, Dorothy (Bob) Krall; brother, Joe
(Bonnie) Hoffman; grandchildren, Jason (Julie) and Jamie (Brittani) Paszko, Jeff
Jr. (Trish) and Jeremy Spohn, Fred (Pau) and Matt Jennings, Damion Heintschel
and Joni Johnson, Thomas II and Chelsea Jennings and Akela Jennings;
great-grandchildren, Derek, Drew, Trevor, Karlie, Kiersten, Tyler, Meaghan,
Oscar and Alijah. Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds
Rd., on Sunday, October 16th, from 2-8p.m. where a Scripture Service will be
held at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday beginning at 9:15 a.m. in
the mortuary followed by the Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
at 10 a.m. Interment will be private. The family would like to thank Gloria
Love, the staff at Hospice of Northwest Ohio and Home Instead for Senior Care
for their loving care and support. Memorials may take the form of contributions
to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Please
view and sign the guest registry at

Published in Toledo Blade on
October 14, 2011


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Brother of Jo El Logiudice ’68, Maria Logiudice Gladfelter ’70 & Vicki Logiudice Valley ’70 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 9, 2011


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LOGIUDICE Paul Angelo Paul Angelo LoGiudice, age
52, of Toledo, Ohio and Atlanta, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, September 20th,
2011. Beloved son of Joseph S. Logiudice; loving brother of JoEl (husband-Simon
Levy) LoGiudice, Maria Elena Gladfelter, Vicki (husband-John) Valley, Bill
(wife-Paula) LoGiudice, Joseph (wife-Lisa) LoGiudice, Vito (wife-Holly)
LoGiudice, Francis (wife-Honie) LoGiudice; cherished uncle of 4 nephews and 11
nieces; and compassionate friend of everyone whose lives he touched. His mother,
Marie Claire Surgi LoGiudice, preceded Paul in death. He was born and raised in
Toledo, Ohio, attended St. Jude Catholic Grade School and Central Catholic High
School. Paul Angelo LoGiudice was a gifted artist, prolific inventor,
inspirational member of the Calphalon team at Newell Rubbermaid, dedicated
volunteer of the arts, involved member of Old West End Historical Preservation,
passionate gardener, and devoted supporter of Gay Pride initiatives in Toledo
and Atlanta. Paul had almost 30 years of experience in the kitchen housewares
industry. He started his career in retail, working as a manager for a gourmet
specialty shop, then expanded upon his love for the culinary movement by
becoming a housewares sales representative. In 1987, Paul began working for the
Commercial Aluminum Cookware Company, known today as Calphalon. Paul proceeded
to spend the rest of his career building, expanding and cultivating the
Calphalon brand. His gift for design eventually earned him the responsibility of
Director of Product Design in 1995. Paul’s influence over product design led to
many inventions and 27 patents. In 1999 he was recognized for his successes and
received the prestigious Newell Rubbermaid Award, Paul was a pioneer and
chairman of the Newell Rubbermaid employee resource group OPEN (Out and Proud
for Equality at Newell Rubbermaid). As a result, one of the foundations that has
been established in his name is with Youth Pride, Inc., an organization which
provides critical services to create a safe haven for LGBTQQ youth in Atlanta,
Georgia. Another one of his many passions was gardening, and plans are to create
a memorial in his honor at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The family will hold
two events in Toledo in celebration of Paul’s many accomplishments and
contributions. On Saturday, October 22 from noon to 3 p.m., friends and family
will have visitation in the GlasSalon at the Toledo Museum of Art, Glass
Pavilion, 2445 Monroe St. Toledo, Ohio and from 6 p.m. to midnight a Halloween
celebration will take place to honor Paul, to share in his memory and celebrate
a life filled with unique passion, unconditional friendships and eccentric
vision. For invitation information go to: Other events will take place including
a special gathering hosted by his colleagues at Newell Rubbermaid at Paul’s
Morningside Cabin in Atlanta, Georgia on October 1st and interment at St. Louis
Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana, in the family mausoleum on November 11th.
Donations can be made in Paul’s memory to the Agnes Reynolds Jackson Arboretum
in Toledo, the Toledo Museum of Art – Green initiatives – Green for You
Campaign, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, and Youth Pride of Atlanta,

Published in Toledo Blade from
October 2 to October 3, 2011

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