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Archive for January, 2012

Father of Barbara Brandel Spiro, Father-in-law to Margaret Harantha Brandel ’81, Uncle of Marcia ’69, Jan ’70 & Connie ’71 Brandel

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 22, 2012

Richard C. BRANDEL

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BRANDEL Richard C. Richard Charles Brandel passed away Friday, January 20, 2012, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was a lifelong resident of Toledo, born May 19, 1922, to Marie (Bittman) and Alphonse Brandel. Richard was a 1940 graduate of Central Catholic High School and a lifelong member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish. Rick served in the United States Army during WWII with the 102nd Division(Ozarks). On returning from military service, he began work at Superior Typesetting, where he met his future wife of 55 years, Esther Hoffman. He then worked at the Toledo Blade until his retirement in 1984. South Toledo residents have fond memories of Rick as the Pumpkin Man of Mapleway Drive every Halloween for over 40 years. Rick devoted many years after retirement volunteering at the Claver House. He was a resident of Swan Creek Retirement Village the past 5 years. Rick was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Esther, and his sister, Catherine Taylor. He is survived by his children, Kathleen (Steven) Hiss, Barbara (Mark) Spiro, Carol (Terry) Hepner, Thomas, and John (Margaret) Brandel; brothers, William (Alice) and A. Joseph (Patricia); as well as many loving grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Sunday, January 22, 2012, (today) from 2-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday beginning at 11:15 a.m. in the mortuary followed by the funeral mass in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church at 12:00 p.m. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may take the form of contributions to the

Alzheimer’s Association or to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Please view and sign the guest registry at CoyleFuneralHome.com

Published in Toledo Blade on January 22, 2012
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Anita Gouttierre O’Leary ’62 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 7, 2012

O’LEARY Anita L. Anita L. O’Leary, 67 years of Toledo passed away Thursday, January 5, 2012 at the Advanced Specialty Hospital. She was born in Maumee to the late Ademer Gouttierre and Adeline (Yeager) Gouttierre. She attended St. Joseph Catholic elementary school in Maumee and was a 1962 graduate of McAuley High School and the former Warners School of Cosmetology in 1963. She married Thomas O’Leary on August 21, 1965 and they had one daughter, Michelle Lynn, born in 1968. Her father owned Gouttierre Pastry shop in Maumee and she along with her three brothers were expected to work early every Saturday morning which didn’t always thrill them. She enjoyed golf, tennis, bowling and hosted many golf outings with her sister-in-law, Anne O’Leary. She was also an avid reader, often reading 3 or 4 books per week. Anita had a wonderfully close relationship with her family, especially her daughter, Michelle and loved spending time with her. When the grandchildren, Matt and Ali came along, they were the love of her life. Anita was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at age sixteen and endured 26 surgeries in her 51 year battle with the disease. She had an amazing ability to cope with her illness and she helped many young girls who were facing the prospect of having a colostomy. Even when she wasn’t feeling well she would greet people with a smile and keep a positive attitude about life. Anita is survived by her husband, Thomas O’Leary; daughter, Michelle (Trevor) Chillson; grandchildren, Matthew and Alison; brothers, Thomas (Marylu) Gouttierre, Michael (Marcia) Gouttierre and James (Sue) Gouttierre; brother and sister-in-law, Timothy and Anne O’Leary; mother-in-law, Dolores C. O’Leary; seven nephews, Adam, Nestor, Edward and Matthew Gouttierre, and Todd, Andrew and Thomas O’Leary; niece, Heather (Steven) West. Also surviving is her aunt and godmother, Sister Marie Michelle (Rosemary) Gouttierre, OSU and Mary Rita Gouttierre. Anita has donated her body for medical research to The UT Medical Center. The family will be receiving friends Monday, January 9th beginning at 10:30 a.m. at St. Rose Church, Perrysburg where a Memorial Mass will begin at 11:30 a.m. A luncheon will follow at the Holiday Inn, French Quarter Perrysburg. Memorials may take the form of contribution to the Crohn’s Disease and Colitis Foundation of America, 386 Park Ave.7th Floor, New York City, NY 10016. Please view and sign our online guest registry at CoyleFuneralHome.comPlease direct any floral tributes to the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 So. Reynolds Road, Toledo, OH 43614 for distribution to the family.

Published in Toledo Blade from January 7 to January 8, 2012

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Husband of Mary Bruning Forshey ’79 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 4, 2012

Patrick D. FORSHEY

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FORSHEY Patrick D. Patrick D. Forshey, age 52 of Toledo, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2011, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born in Toledo to John and Beverly Forshey, attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help Grade School and was a 1977 graduate of Bowsher High School. He married Mary Bruning on October 12, 1984. At one time Pat worked for Medicare Equipment Supply Co. and later worked as a Deputy Dog Warden for Lucas County. He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughter, Colleen; parents, John and Beverly Forshey; brothers, John A. “Biff” III, Jeffrey (Angie), and Jimmy (Jenny) Forshey; sister, Marianne (Jim) Pohlman and grandson Ronald Jones. Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Friday from 2-8 p.m. where a Scripture Service will be held at 7 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Interment will be private. The family would like to thank the staff at Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their wonderful and loving care. Memorials may take the form of contributions to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Please view and sign the guest registry at CoyleFuneralHome.com

Published in Toledo Blade on December 29, 2011

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Mother of Joyce Ulmer Brainard ’72 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 4, 2012

Georgette A. ULMER

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ULMER Georgette A. Georgette A. Ulmer, of Holland, passed away Monday, January 2, 2012, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg with her daughter by her side. Georgette will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Theodore Ulmer. Georgette is survived by her loving children, Richard (Babs) Ulmer and Joyce Brainard; grandson, Joseph T. Brainard; son-in-law, Tom Brainard; step-grandchildren, Jeff and Marley Claridge, Chris (Eric) Claridge Clemens, and her son, Grayson, and special “daughter,” Penny Klawitter. A Memorial Service to honor Georgette will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at Wolf Creek Community, 2015 Perrysburg-Holland Rd., Holland. The Newcomer Funeral Home (419-381-1900) assisted the family with professional services. Those wishing to make monetary donations are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio. To leave a special message for Georgette’s family, please visit www.NewcomerToledo.com

Published in Toledo Blade on January 4, 2012

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