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Father of Jo El Logiudice ’68, Maria & Vicki Logiudice both of class of ’70 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 23, 2012

Joseph Salvatore Logiudice (1923-2012)

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(News Article) Joseph Salvatore Logiudice, a 35-year veteran of the glass industry who worked in research and development for Owens-Illinois Inc. and Glasstech, died May 12 in Alive Hospice, Nashville. He was 89.

Mr. Logiudice died of complications from liver failure, said his daughter, JoEl Logiudice, adding that he had been hospitalized about 10 days before going to hospice, where he was a patient one day.

He joined glass O-I’s research and development division on Westwood Avenue in 1951 after receiving a master’s degree in glass technology from the University of Toledo.

Ms. Logiudice said he worked on product engineering, including conducting experiments on materials ranging from metals and ceramic oxides and refining fire polishing mold seams on glass ceramics.

“He did a lot of work on surface treatment, like decals for the glass,” she said. “He worked on a product that today we know as CorningWare.”

After 27 years, he retired from Owens-Illinois and went to work at Glasstech in Perrysburg Township. He stayed with that company for eight years.

A native of Chicago, he graduated from Lane Technical High School.

Ms. Logiudice said he worked at General Electric in Chicago before joining the U.S. Army and being sent overseas to the Philippines.

After his discharge from the Army, he enrolled at Louisiana State Universityin Baton Rouge, where he received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry.

While a student, he met the former Marie Claire Surgi at the Catholic Newman Center on campus. They were married Aug. 22, 1949, in New Orleans.

Their daughter said her parents moved several years ago from Sylvania to Nashville to be closer to Ms. Logiudice and a son. Mrs. Logiudice died Aug. 26, 2010.

A devout Catholic, Mr. Logiudice was active at St. Jude Church, where he was an usher and active in the parish’s annual summer festival.

While his sons were growing up, he was active in the Boy Scouts and was a troop leader. Ms. Logiudice said he also enjoyed gardening.

“We had an apple orchard in our front yard. He enjoyed devising methods for cleaning the apples so we could press them into making apple cider,” she said.

Mr. Logiudice and his wife also had a winter home in Bradenton, Fla.

“They were very active in that community. They loved to dance. They were forever going and planning dances. He was quite a jitterbugger,” his daughter said.

Surviving are his daughters, JoEl Logiudice, Maria Elena Gladfelter, and Vicki Valley; sons, Bill Logiudice, Joseph Logiudice, Vito Logiudice, and Francis Logiudice; brother, John Logiudice; 15 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial Mass is to be said June 2 at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 5373 S. Main St., Sylvania.

The family suggests tributes to Special Olympics or Operation Smile.

Published in Toledo Blade on May 22, 2012

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Sister of Ruth Geldine ’71 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 21, 2012

Rebecca L. CLUCKEY

CLUCKEY Rebecca L. Rebecca L. “Becky” Cluckey, 61, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Becky was born on March 2, 1951, in Port Clinton, Ohio, to William and Jean (Rollo) Geldine. On January 15, 1971, she married Blake W. Cluckey. Becky was formerly employed with Libbey-Owens Ford in Rossford. For the past 22 years, she was employed as a waitress and manager at Bob Evans in Northwood. Becky enjoyed baking cookies and making crafts with her family. Becky’s true passion was spending time with her grandchildren, often taking them to the movies. Becky is survived by her children, Wendy Cluckey and Brenda (Rob) Slawski; grandchildren, Megan, Hope, Faith, Blake, Onna, Crystina, and Jenna; siblings, Donna Schumann, Jim (Helen) Geldine, Kay Brauer, Alyce (Bob) Davis, Ruth Ann Geldine, and Mary Anne (Larry) Cover, along with many nieces, nephews, and loving friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandson, Blane Cluckey, along with twin infant granddaughters. Friends may call at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road, on Monday, May 21, 2012, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, May 22, 2012, from 2:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2012, in the funeral home. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park.
Published in Toledo Blade on May 20, 2012

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Class of 1972 40th Reunion

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 20, 2012

Our 40th reunion is being planned in conjunction with our McAuley All School Celebration June 15, 2012 (Next Year)

Stranahan Great Hall

More info to follow

Contact Bonnie Czarnecki or Mary Jo (Zimmer) Dey to make sure we have your updated email/address info.

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Class of 1987 Reunion

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 20, 2012

CLASS of 87 – 25th reunion….

June 23th 2012 @ 6pm.

Family Activities Center

6202 Trust Drive, Holland, Ohio

Please RSVP ASAP to Cheryl Jones Higgins @ 419-343-9538.

Need food count by June 2nd

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Father of Carol ’72, Cathy ’73, & Mary Ann Bettinger ’77 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 18, 2012


BETTINGER James P. James P. Bettinger, 85, joined the Lord on May 13, 2012. Jim was born on December 6, 1926, in Assumption, Ohio. Jim was an ordinary man who lived an extraordinary life through his selflessness and generosity. His family and friends were blessed with his quick wit, sense of humor, unconditional love, and endless acts of kindness. Jim served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was an active member of St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Catholic Church and sang in the church choir before moving to Michigan in 1987. He retired from Ford Motor Company in Dearborn in 1992. His hobbies included camping, woodworking, gardening, wildlife, and attending Wauseon’s Threshers Convention. A member of the Notre Dame Traveling Squad, Jim and the squad attended every home football game. Fittingly, a candle will be lit at the Notre Dame grotto this Saturday by his niece, Deb Smith Reale. Jim was preceded in death in 1980 by his loving wife of 31 years, Nancy; his parents, Victor and Meredith; brother, Paul. and sister, Betty Jean. He is survived by his daughters, Carol (Jim) Peden, Cathy Keys, Mary Ann (Larry) Mortemore, and Victoria (Bobby) Gist. He is also survived by wife, Joan Bettinger; stepchildren, Dan Brown, Kim (John) Bodner, Cheryl (Brad) Basarich, and Stacey Brown; 21 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation is Saturday, May 19, 2012, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Ford Chapel, 23620 N. Huron River Dr., Rockwood, MI 48173. Military Honor Guard and Service will begin at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio 3100 West Central Ave. Suite 250, Toledo, OH 43606.
Published in Toledo Blade on May 17, 2012

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Christina Drew ’65

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 14, 2012

Received MA in Human Resources Development, 12-2010; Scuba Certification 6-2011;Retired from Kent County 10-2010; Traveled to Indonesia: Singapore, Bali, Lombok, Gili Air 10-2011; Traveled to China: Shekou, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China and Hong Kong 4-2012; Traveled to Bahamas Feb and June 2011

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Theresa Jo Leonard ’75 (sister of Patricia Leonard Roper ’83) passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 13, 2012

Theresa Jo LEONARD

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LEONARD Theresa Jo Theresa Jo Leonard, age 55, of Graytown, Ohio passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in the Toledo Hospital. She was born February 23, 1957, in Toledo to John and Arlene (Heft) Leonard. Theresa was a graduate from McAuley High School and received her Associates Degree in Law Enforcement from the University of Toledo. She then went on to work for Chrysler in various positions, retiring in 2008. Theresa loved animals, gardening and was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan. The most important part of Theresa’s life was her family especially her niece and nephews and great niece and nephew. Left to cherish Theresa’s memory are her sisters, Susan (Bob) Leech and Patricia (William) Roper; niece, Jessica Roper; nephews, Adam (Nikki) Leech, Andrew (Cailin) Leech, Jonathan and Benjamin Roper; great-niece, Marissa Leech and great-nephew, Anthony Leech; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many loving friends. Theresa was preceded in death by her parents. The family will receive guests Saturday, May 19, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, 104 West Broadway Street, Maumee, Ohio. Burial in Calvary Cemetery at a later date. The family requests memorial contributions to the Toledo Animal Shelter or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Newcomer Funeral Home (419-381-1900). Special thank you to Dr. Garth Phibbs and nurse Sandy for their compassionate care of Theresa. To leave a special message for Theresa’s family please visit

Published in Toledo Blade from May 13 to May 17, 2012

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Sister of Sherri English ’80 and the late Teri English Glanzman ’76 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 2, 2012



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BARNHISER Debra Debra Barnhiser, 58, of Grand Rapids, OH passed away on April 30, 2012, at her residence. Debra was born in Toledo, OH on April 28, 1954. Debra is survived by her daughter, Amanda R. Moosman of Lexington, KY; brother, George (Shelly) English; sisters, Wendy (Doug) Meier and Sherri (John Berry) English; brother-in-law, Joe Glanzman, and numerous nieces and nephews. Debra was preceded in death by her extremely loving husband, Dale A. Barnhiser; her loving mother, Nancy H. (Dieball) English, and her beloved sister, Teri (Ty Ty) Glanzman. Friends and family will be received on Thursday, May 3, 2012, from 2:00-8:00 p.m. in the Wright-Habegger Funeral Home, 24084 West 2nd St., Grand Rapids, OH 43522. Services will be held Friday, May 4, at 11:00 a.m. also at Wright-Habegger Funeral Home with Father Tscherne officiating. Burial will follow at Beaver Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Toledo Zoo or the Wood County Humane Society. Online condolences can be made

Published in Toledo Blade on May 1, 2012

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Marie Young Irons ’63

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 2, 2012

Loving retirement.  Youngest daughter and her family reside in Honolulu c/o US Army.  Leaving for my 3rd visit in May for a grandson’s H.S. graduation!  Moving back to old southend in June!

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Ruth Ann Borowiak Bowser ’65

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 2, 2012

I’m still working – I have been in the Treasurer Office/ Bkg Dept. at Washington Local Schools for 32 years.  I have two granddaughters – Madyson -13 & Marissa – 10 yrs old.  They live in Columbus, Ohio.

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