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Archive for November, 2011

Father of Nancy Brennan Kahler ’68 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on November 27, 2011

Robert Joseph BRENNAN

BRENNAN Robert Joseph Robert Joseph Brennan, age 94, of South Toledo, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2011, surrounded by his loving family, in the Elizabeth Scott Community. Bob was born in Port Huron Michigan on December 5, 1916 to Joseph and Eleanor (Fisher) Brennan. The family moved to Cleveland Ohio in 1928 where he attended Cathedral Latin High School. The family then moved to Rossford Ohio in 1934 where he finished high school and attended the University of Toledo. Bob served in the United States Army Air Corp during WWII and was honorably discharged in 1943. He worked in sales for the former Koerber & Buckeye Brewery Company and later became Director of Sales for the former Commodore Perry Hotel until his retirement. Bob was a charter member of St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church and was a past president of their Holy Name Society; he was also an usher and coached the school’s baseball teams for seven years. Bob was a past member of the Maumee Elks, the Old Newsboys, the Kiwanis of Downtown Toledo and the American Legion. Bob was a devoted Notre Dame football and Cleveland Indians fan. Bob was preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law, Brent Kahler; he is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Jean; children, James E. (Amy) Brennan, Nancy E. Kahler, William J. (Mary) Brennan; grandchildren, Joseph (Julie) and Colin Brennan, Ryan (Rebecca) Kahler, Robert and Andrea Brennan; great-grandchildren J.J., Joshua, Jonathan, and Ava Brennan; and his sister, Sister M. Hyacinth. Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S Reynolds Rd. on Monday November 21, 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 Tuesday November 22, 2011 starting 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 Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials make take the form of a contribution to the Cornelia DeLange Syndrome Foundation, 302 West Main St. #100 Avon, Connecticut 06001. Please view and sign the online guest registry at The family would like to thank the staffs of Elizabeth Scott and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their wonderful care and compassion.
Published in Toledo Blade from November 19 to November 20, 2011

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Brother of the Nally sisters passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on November 21, 2011

Brother of:

Mary Nally Mowad ’62

Ann Nally ’65

Theresa Nally ’66

Catherine Nally Druffel ’67

Julia Nally Greiner ’76


Passed away:



Marty NALLY   |   Visit Guest Book


NALLY Marty Martin Joseph Nally of Cincinnati (Norwood), OH. passed away on October 6, 2011, age 58. Preceded in death by parents, Francis and Catherine Nally Maumee, OH; and sister, Brigid Nally. Dear brother of Patrick (Louisa), Mary (Samir) Moawad, Michael, Anne, Theresa, Catherine (Richard) Druffel, Daniel (Marcy), Nora and Julia (Thomas) Greiner; loving uncle to several nieces and nephews. Retired from USPS after 30 years of service. Known for his gentle, unassuming manner and absolute integrity, Marty was “pure gold”, kind and compassionate and a kindred spirit to the great outdoors, hiking, fishing, biking and to his music, Bob Dylan, the Stones, the Byrds. He is deeply missed by those who call him brother, uncle, cousin, friend, colleague, neighbor. Interment has been held at Calvary Cemetery, Toledo, OH. Condolences can be sent to the family at Memorial donations may be made to the Movember Foundation (Men’s Health) via Ryan Nally’s team page: or a check payable to “Movember Foundation” (reference “Ryan Nally” and registration number 1447712) at Movember Foundation, PO Box 2726, Venice, CA 90294-2726.


Published in Toledo Blade on November 20, 2011

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Brother of Karen Brigode ’74 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on November 20, 2011

Craig Thomas BRIGODE

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BRIGODE Craig Thomas Craig Brigode, age 53, of San Francisco left us after a long and courageous battle with cancer on November 7th, 2011. Craig was born on March 12th, 1958 in Toledo, Ohio to T. Dale and Mary Frances (McManus) Brigode. Craig attended St. Rose Grade School and Perrysburg Junior High School. He graduated from St. John’s Jesuit High School in suburban Toledo in 1976, and later attended Bowling Green State University. He was a Boy Scout, and was in the marching band in middle and high schools. From the age of 14 he was working part time after school at Mills Hardware on Perrysburg’s main street. Moving to San Francisco, CA in 1979, he found work as a custom floor sander, renovating Victorian Houses. By the end of the 80’s Craig was utilizing his retail experience, working in several hardware and specialty paint stores in San Francisco. In 1979 Craig met his future wife, Nancy (Stafford). They have lived in the same house in the Inner Sunset for the last 31 years, which Craig extensively renovated himself. Craig most enjoyed camping and hiking, preferring not just Golden Gate Park but also the Peninsula and the Sierra, where he was a cross country skier. Other hobbies included model rocketry, following sports, and rock music (loud). He and Nancy had traveled all over the United States, and had visited Spain, Australia, and New Zealand as well. Craig was very proud of his over 9 years of sobriety, and was a faithful participant and leader in his local AA Chapter. He also cherished his shareholder’s certificate in the Green Bay Packers, who were, in his opinion, the real “America’s Team”. Craig’s remarkable courage and stoicism during his illness, as well as his ever present sense of humor, has been a source of inspiration and support for his friends and relatives. Craig was preceded in death by his parents and infant sister Darcy. In addition to his wife Nancy, Craig is survived by his sister, Karen of Perrysburg, Ohio; brothers David of Sonoma, CA; Keith (Denise) of Perrysburg; Bruce (Barbara) of Perrysburg; and nephews Nicholas (Amanda) of Maumee, Ohio, William of Columbus, Ohio, Andrew of Sonoma, Charles of Perrysburg, and Dylan of Sonoma; Mother and Father-in-law Marnell and Bill Stafford of Erie, PA; and beloved Cat SlartiBartFast. Craig belonged to the Church of Monday Night Football. A private ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, November 20th for friends and relatives. Donations are requested in Craig’s memory to the Brigode Family Science Scholarship Fund at St. John’s Jesuit High School.

Published in Toledo Blade on November 13, 2011

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Mother of Mary Jo Andrus Gall ’77 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on November 14, 2011

Mary Ellen ANDRUS

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ANDRUS Mary Ellen Mary Ellen Andrus died peacefully
on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, with her family at her side at the Hospice
Center of Northwestern Ohio in Perrysburg. She was a wife, mother and friend to
all who came to know her. Born on December 27, 1934, Mary Ellen was the daughter
of Mr. Harry and Helen (Bell) Johnson, both of whom preceded her in death. She
was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard, Sr. (1998) and son, Thomas
(2001). Mary Ellen was a secretary at the Shore Line Franklin Rail Road. In
October of 1953, she met the love of her life, Dick Andrus, at a Toledo Catholic
Club dance – and as they say, the rest was history. They were joined in marriage
on May 15, 1954 and became the proud parents of 6 children, Fr. Richard R.
Andrus, Jr. SVD (Chicago), Thomas Andrus (deceased) (Linda), Diane Lilly, Mary
Jo Gall (David), John Andrus (Cheryl), and Cheryl Foster (John). She was also a
grandmother to Brad and Christopher Lilly, Matthew and Katlyn Gall and Lizzie
Andrus. Dick and Mary Ellen also adopted another son, Kevin Rood (Diana). Also
surviving is her brother-in-law, James Andrus. When anyone ever asked which one
she was proudest of, her answer was always the same: “I am proud of all of our
children. There is something about each of them that makes them each very
special and lovable. That’s what I love about them” Mary Ellen spent her entire
adult life as a devoted wife (45 years), loving mother and grandmother, roles
that she invested her whole heart and life into and cherished dearly. After her
youngest entered grade school, Mary Ellen worked 8 years at St. Joseph’s in
Maumee as a lunchroom and playground supervisor. She also enrolled at Bowling
Green State University where she studies creative writing, drawing on all of the
many years of memories and experiences she had accumulated as a wife, mother,
and grandmother. Besides the love she had for her husband, children and
grandchildren, Mary Ellen also cherished her treasured friendships including her
Ursula graduating class, long time family friends and neighbors. Mary Ellen saw
the completion of nearly 76 years of life, not long by human standards. But she
really didn’t live by human standards but by God’s and by her living and her
dying was a powerful reminder that it’s not how long you live but how well!
“Well done good and faithful servant, well done! (Matthew 25:23) Viewing for
Mary Ellen Andrus will take place on Sunday, November 6, 2011, beginning from
2-8 PM at Maison-Dardenne Funeral Home, Maumee, with a scripture wake service at
7 PM. Funeral services will begin Monday at 9:30 AM in the funeral home followed
by the celebration of the funeral mass at 10 AM in St. Joseph Catholic Church,
Maumee, followed by burial at Calvary Cemetery. Donations to Hospice of
Northwest Ohio or to Epilepsy Center of Northwest Ohio.

Published in Toledo Blade from
November 4 to November 6, 2011

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Mother of Carol Kranz Potter ’70 & Betsy (Elizabeth) Kranz Villarreal ’77 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on November 13, 2011

Mary E. “Betty” KRANZ

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KRANZ Mary E. “Betty” Betty Kranz, 87, of Maumee,
Ohio, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 8th, 2011, surrounded by her loving
family and her dog, Riley. She was born in Toledo, OH, on December 19th, 1923,
to Clifford and Hazel King (Bivens). She started her career at WSPD Radio as a
switchboard operator until she married Thomas J. Kranz Sr. and started her
family. Betty was a long time member at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic
Church. In her spare time she enjoyed tennis, golf, travel and tanning. Betty is
survived by her loving children: Tom Jr., Tim (Linda) and Terry (Anne) – sons,
daughters – Cathy (Rich), Fulton- Dzienny, Bonnie Yamano, Carol- (Jim) Potter,
Betsy (Jesse) Villarreal, Cindy Kranz and twenty three grandchildren and 25
great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Clifford King Jr. and
many nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded in death by her parents Clifford and
Hazel King and her youngest son Ted Kranz. Friends will be received on Friday
from 2-8pm in the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., where a rosary will
be recited at 7pm. Funeral services will be held on Saturday beginning at 10 am
in the mortuary followed by the funeral mass in St. Joseph Church, Maumee, at
10:30 am. The family would like to thank Hospice of Northwest Ohio, especially
Leeann R.N. and Dr. Donald Hickey M.D. for their compassion and support. Those
planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest
Ohio or The Spina Bifida Association. Online condolences can be made at

Published in Toledo Blade from
November 10 to November 11, 2011

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Mother of Karen Baumann Shiniver ’74 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on November 13, 2011

Marcella A. BAUMANN

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BAUMANN Marcella A. Mrs. Marcella “Marcie” Baumann,
82 years of Toledo and formerly Manitou Beach, MI, passed away Wednesday
November 9, 2011 at the Hospice Center, Toledo. Marcie was born in Toledo to
Marcel and Gertrude Rybacki. She generously volunteered her time at the Manitou
Beach Library and at the Medical College of Ohio. She had a passion for
decorating and was a member of the Altar & Rosary Society of Little Flower
Church. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. She is the
widow of Victor Baumann who died in December 2003. She is survived by her
children, Karen (Philip) Shinaver, Toledo, Richard (Evelyn “Pete”) Baumann,
Santa Rosa Beach FL., James J. Baumann, and David Baumann, both of Toledo. There
are 5 grandchildren surviving along with brother-in-law, Clayton Baumann; and
sister-in-law; Jackie Baumann. Friends may call at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770
S. Reynolds Road Monday 2-8 p.m. where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. The
funeral will begin in the mortuary Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral
Mass in Little Flower Church at 10 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorials may take the form of a contribution to the Little Flower Church “Seeds
of Faith” campaign or Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Please view and sign the
on-line guest registry at

Published in Toledo Blade on
November 13, 2011

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Mother of Pam Wozniak ’76 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on November 3, 2011

Armenda Marie WOZNIAK

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WOZNIAK Armenda Marie “Min” Armenda “Min” Marie
Wozniak, at the ripe age of 93, entered eternal rest in Georgia on Monday,
October 24th, 2011. Her former residence was Swanton, Ohio for 89 years. Min was
born on September 14, 1918 to the late Stephen Charles Degenfelder and Margaret
May Lewis. She married Leonard Edward Wozniak on June 14, 1942 who predeceased
her. Armenda Wozniak was a member of St. Richard Catholic Parish, Young at Heart
Dance Group, and the Swanton and Georgia Senior Centers. Min is survived by one
adopted daughter, Pamela Sue Wozniak of Georgia; one adopted son, Richard David
Wozniak of Ohio; cousins, Velma Hallett and Doris Durr; nieces, Robin Wozniak,
Janet Wozniak, and Sharon Burke; former neighbors and close friends, Ruth and
Jim Leary, Mike and Kelly Gelske, Patricia (Guthrie) and Bill Dick, and Dan and
Gloria McQuade. Family and friends may visit Sunday, October 30th from 1 p.m. to
3 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St, Swanton, Ohio, where funeral
services will begin at 3:00 p.m. with Deacon Joe Repka officiating. Interment
will follow at East Swanton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes
memorial contributions be made to the American Lung and 
for Heart Association . Online
expressions of sympathy may be made at:


Published in Toledo Blade on
October 28, 2011

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