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Archive for March, 2012

Father of Mary Jo Pruhs (’86) passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 24, 2012

Anthony J. PRUHS Jr.

PRUHS Anthony J. Jr. Anthony “Tony” Pruhs, of Toledo, OH passed away February 4, 2012 at the age of 82. He was the beloved son of Netti (Lipinski) and Anthony Pruhs Sr. Tony worked as a carpenter and foreman for the Lathrop Co. for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Gertrude Kimple and Esther Rudricki, and his son, Richard A. Pruhs. He leaves behind his wife, Mary Ann; son, Jerry Pruhs of Port St. Lucie, FL; daughters, Debra (John) Zeno and Mary Jo Pruhs of Toledo; grandchildren, Toni (John) Bookenberger of Monclova, Andrew Pruhs, and Julie Hollar of Port St. Lucie, FL; 4 step grand-daughters, and 2 great-grandchildren, Garrett and Paige Bookenberger. He will be missed by his loving friend Kay Henkle, her children and his cat, Patches. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Little Flower Church, 5522 Dorr St.
Published in Toledo Blade on March 21, 2012

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Father of Alexandra Calderon Daley ’83 & Paulina Calderon Semel ’83 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 23, 2012


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CALDERON Eduardo, M.D Eduardo Fiegehen Calderon, M.D., age 79, of Toledo, died Saturday, March 17, 2012 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee surrounded by his loving family. Born May 14, 1932 in Santiago, Chile to the late Pedro Nolasco Calderon and Teresa Fiegehen. He married Yolanda Urrejola on November 27, 1957 in Santiago, Chile. Dr. Calderon graduated from the Universidad Catolica de Chile and did his neurology training at the Universidad de Chile and Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. After furthering his neurology education in the United States, Dr. Calderon returned to Chile to private practice for 2 years before accepting a position on the faculty of the Medical College of Ohio/University of Toledo Medical Center. He also founded thereafter Toledo Neurological Associates, where he worked in private practice for 30 years at St. Luke’s Hospital, Mercy Hospital, St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo Hospital and Parkview Hospital. After his retirement, Dr. Calderon also took the time to earn a bachelor’s degree in history from The University of Toledo. He traveled the world extensively with his wife, including Europe, Asia, Polynesia, and South America. While residing in Chile during the winter months, he enjoyed spending time with his extended family. Family was very important to him, and he had researched his family genealogy back to the late 1700s. His friends and family will always remember his wit and intellect. He was an avid reader and loved his coffee. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 54 years, Yolanda Urrejola Calderon; beloved children, Rosa Munoz, Eduardo Tomas (Yolanda) Calderon, John Paul (Ann) Calderon, Alexandra (Todd) Dailey, Paulina (Neal) Semel and Francisco Calderon; grandchildren, Eric Dailey, Victoria Calderon, Sebastian Calderon, Nicole Dailey, Benjamin Calderon, Isabel Calderon, Carter Calderon and Connor Calderon, Eli Semel, Charlie Calderon and Ezra Semel; all of his nephews and nieces with special mention, Ernesto (Sara) Figueroa and their children Nicolas, Jason and Ian Figueroa. Also left behind are his brothers and sisters, Pedro, Maria Teresa, Maria Elena, Eugenia, Alicia, Isabel, Ines and Eliana Calderon. Family and friends are invited to visit on Friday from 2-8 p.m. at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey Rd.). Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Corpus Christi University Parish, 2955 Dorr Street. Private entombment will take place in Chile. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that memorial contributions in the name of Eduardo F. Calderon be made to Children’s International Fund, Doctors Without Borders or a local organization that aids the poor. Online condolences can be expressed at

Published in Toledo Blade from March 20 to March 22, 2012

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Son of Peg Gray Hayden-Music passed away ’70

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 23, 2012

James Patrick HAYDEN

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HAYDEN James Patrick A beautiful boy with sparkly blue Irish eyes was born to Peg and Jim Hayden on August 26, 1983. From a very early age he had an adventurous and carefree spirit. His bohemian traits took him on many journeys across the United States and abroad. He especially enjoyed his time working with young adults building trails at Crater Lake in Oregon. He was an avid outdoorsman and found solace in his second home, the woods. For several years his focus was on traveling and cooking until he met the love of his life, Abby Barshel. James and Abby married on August 13, 2005. His greatest accomplishment, his son Malechy, was born in December 2010. Nothing gave James more joy and purpose than being a father. James loved spending time with his family and he cherished his role as uncle to twenty-three nieces and nephews. Those who knew him will miss his most beloved qualities; his bear hugs, his compassion and kindness, his ability to love unconditionally and to forgive whole heartedly. Preceding James in death were his father, Jim Hayden; grandfather, Leo Gray; grandmother, Clara Hayden and his niece, Bailey Hayden. And until we meet again … Mother Peg Hayden-Music and her husband, Jim Music; grandmother, Patricia Gray and step son, Eddie Sheets; sisters, Debbie (Wayne) Broich, Jenny (Chris) Maxon and Jill Hayden; brothers, Justin (Jenny), Joel (Erin), and Jude (Kristy) Hayden; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family Heather and Jenny. A private memorial service celebrating James’ life will be held Sunday, March 18 at 3 p.m. at the home of his aunt and uncle, Brian and Mary Gray. Contact the Cremation Society of Toledo 419-861-3770 for additional information. To view or leave condolences go to, An account has been established at Directions Credit Union for his son. “Lucy, I’m home.”

Published in Toledo Blade from March 16 to March 18, 2012

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Annette L. Heinlin ’70 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 23, 2012

Annette L. HEINLIN

HEINLIN Annette L. Annette L. Heinlin, age 60, of Toledo, died March 16, 2012. Miss Heinlin was born on February 3, 1952, in Toledo, Ohio to Paul J. and Isabelle (Abraham) Heinlin. Annette was a 1970 graduate of McCauley High School and attended the University of Toledo. Annette enjoyed working in different fields, as she had been employed as a bank teller, a dental hygienist, a dental technician, and a secretary. Annette is survived by her devoted siblings, Paulette Fitzpatrick, John (Constance) Heinlin, and Linette Heinlin; loving nephews, Sean Fitzpatrick, Brian (Lisa) Heinlin, and Paul Heinlin, and great-nephews, Tyler and Noah Heinlin. Annette was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Robert Heinlin. A devoted daughter, sister, and aunt, Annette will be well-remembered by her family for her kindness, compassion, and wonderful sense of humor. Annette was a very outgoing, artistic, and intelligent person who loved art, cooking, baking, antiques, and traveling. She will be sadly missed by her family, friends, and her many relatives. Friends may call at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St. Maumee, Ohio, on Wednesday March 21, 2012, from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Services will begin Thursday in the funeral home at 12:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Maumee, at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to St. Joseph’s Church or the

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Father-in-law of Dr. Vicki (Taylor) Bertka ’75

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 19, 2012

Robert S. BERTKA

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BERTKA Robert S. Robert Sebastian Bertka, age 83, of Perrysburg, OH (formerly of Maumee) passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. Bob was born on May 18, 1928 in Denver, CO to Sebastian Earl and Martha Pauline (Zellner) Bertka. Bob was a retail salesman and manager for most of his professional career retiring in 1990. He was an Army Veteran and served in the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Bob enjoyed camping, boating, fishing, hunting, gun collecting, hiking and photography. He was the family and neighborhood handyman. He is survived by his wife, Theresa; son, Drs. Kenneth and Vicki Bertka; daughter, Drs. Constance Bertka and Yingwei Fei; grandchildren, Brian (Debora), Kevin, Jennifer, McKenzie, and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St., Maumee on Friday, March 9, 2012 from 3-8 p.m. with military honors and rosary at 7 p.m. Services will begin in the funeral home on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. followed by the Mass of Resurrection at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Maumee, OH. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or St. Joseph Catholic Church Building Fund. Online condolences may be made at

Published in Toledo Blade from March 8 to March 9, 2012

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Sister Alma

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 14, 2012

Sister Mary Alma Schlagheck died early this morning.  She was a Sister of Mercy for 80 years and was part of the Home Ec department at McAuley for 29 of the 30 years McAuley was open.

Sister also taught religion, had homerooms over the years and took great pride in setting up the Flea Market for Treasure Hunt.

Visitation is Friday March 16th 3-7 at St. Bernardine Home in Fremont.

The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00AM. followed by burial and dinner.

St.Bernardine Home

1220 Tiffin St.

Fremont Ohio 43420


Sister Mary Alma Schlagheck(1916-2012)

(News article) FREMONT — A Sister of Mercy for nearly 80 years who taught across northwest Ohio and was director of home economics for nearly 30 years at the former McAuley High School in Toledo, Sister Mary Alma Schlagheck died Wednesday in St. Bernardine Home, Fremont, where she lived in recent years. She was 95.
She was largely bed-bound the last three years after she suffered compression fractures in her back, said Sister Kathleen Noonan of the St. Bernardine Home.
She was in failing health, yet her 80th anniversary as a Sister of Mercy was commemorated — seven months early — on Feb. 29.
“We took her whole bed in chapel,” Sister Kathleen said. “She lit up like a Christmas tree. She was so thrilled.”
When visitors and other residents asked that she keep them in her prayers, she replied, ” ‘Oh, yes, dear,’ ” Sister Kathleen said. “She was willing to spend a lot of time praying. That was big on her list.
“She saw her ministry in bed was her ministry in prayer she was offering to the community.”
Sister Alma retired in 1988 at the closing of the school to which she was assigned the longest, the all-girls’ McAuley on the Anthony Wayne Trail. She was assigned to McAuley as the school opened in 1958. For the first year or two, she was furthering her own education in home economics at St. Louis University, from which she received a master’s degree, Sister Kathleen said.
“A lot of people came back to see her. She was well remembered,” Sister Kathleen said. “She really was in love with children and anything to help them advance.”
Earlier, she taught elementary grades at St. Peter School, Upper Sandusky; St. Catherine, St. Vincent de Paul, and St. Clement schools in Toledo; St. Mary School, Kirby, Ohio, and St. Mary School, Mansfield, Ohio.
At some of the schools, she taught music; at some she taught and served as principal. At St. Mary in Kirby, she even played organ for the parish at Mass.
She was born Elizabeth Alma Schlagheck on Dec. 31, 1916, in Toledo to Francis and Catherine Schlagheck. The family lived near St. Vincent de Paul, where she caught her first glimpse of a Sister of Mercy. Years later, she said she thought then, ” ‘That’s what I’m going to be,’ ” Sister Kathleen said.
She went to high school at Notre Dame Academy and Our Lady of the Pines in Fremont.
She entered the Sisters of Mercy on Sept. 24, 1932. She made her final profession of vows Aug. 16, 1938.
Her commitment was obvious decades later.
“I saw a woman who was deeply in love with Jesus, and it was so obvious,” Sister Kathleen said. “She knew that’s what she wanted to do.
“I think she listened to the Lord from a child on up. She was very in touch. She was very responsible.”
She received a bachelor’s degree from the former Mary Manse College in Toledo.
Her sister is a Sister of Mercy, and in retirement, Sister Alma and Sister Rosemary, 92, lived at Our Lady of the Pines, by then a retreat center, and St. Bernardine.
Surviving is her sister, Sister Rosemary Schlagheck, a member of the Mercy community since 1938.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the St. Bernardine Home, Fremont, where visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Friday and from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Contact Blade staff writer Mark Zaborney at: or 419-724-6182.
Published in Toledo Blade on March 16, 2012

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