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Archive for November, 2012

Joyce Westenkirchner Cook ’74, Sister to Laura Westenkirchner ’71 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on November 30, 2012

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Joyce Cook

Joyce Ann

Joyce Ann Cook, 56, passed away on November 27, 2012. She was born on July 26, 1956 to the late Delphine and Frank Westenkirchner in Toledo, Ohio.
Joyce was a dedicated and loving mother, grandmother, sister and daughter. Her granddaughter, Michaella, was her pride and joy. She adored her “big, loud family”, especially cook-outs and holiday get-togethers. Joyce enjoyed working with stained glass and gardening. Joyce was an animal lover; she raised and trained Fjord horses and numerous pets were her constant companions.
In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her loving husband, Mike. Left to cherish her memory are her granddaughter, Michaella; daughter, Heather (Jeff) Sullivan; siblings, David (Robby), Laura (Gene), Paul (Rhina), Frank (Wanda); along with many nieces, nephews and other loving family members and friends.
Services will be held privately by the family.
The family requests memorial donations be made to the ASPCA, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 424 E. 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128.
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Published in Toledo Blade on November 29, 2012

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Mother of Marcia ’68, Anne ’73 & Jeanne ’77 Meiring, passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on November 5, 2012

Patricia Meiring

Patricia A.

Patricia A. Meiring, 86, of Gainesville Florida, formerly of Toledo, Ohio, passed away November 1, 2012, after a brief illness. “Pat” daughter of William H. McDermott and Elizabeth (Mattimore) McDermott was born in Toledo, June 9, 1926.
She attended Immaculate Conception grade school, St. Ursula Academy (class of 1944) and Mary Manse College. She completed her BA. at the University of Toledo in 1997 and received her M.L.S. degree there with a concentration in Theatre Arts in 2002.
While a resident of Perrysburg, she was a member of St. Rose Parish and later a member of St Aloysius Parish of Bowling Green, Ohio.
Pat was a longtime member of the St. Ursula Alumnae Association and the Toledo Bar Auxiliary.
Pat volunteered at Hospice of Northwest Ohio and, an avid theatre enthusiast, she volunteered at the Valentine Theatre and the Toledo Repertoire Theatre.
In the support of her youngest daughter she was an advocate for the intellectually disabled of Wood County for over 40 years.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her brothers William and Bernard; sisters Rosemary; husband, James J. Meiring; daughter, Mary, and two infant sons. She is survived by her sons, James Jr. Highlands, NC, and Thomas, Germantown TN; daughters, Marcia, Monroe, CT, Anne, Gainesville, FL, and Jean, Sharon, CT and eight grandchildren.
A celebration of her life is planned for St Patrick’s Day weekend March 16-17, 2013.
The Coyle Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Please view and sign the online guest registry at
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that any memorial donations be sent to the

American Diabetes Association.

Published in Toledo Blade on November 5, 2012

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Father of Margaret (Peggy) Kirk ’71 & Marianne Kirk Merren ’78 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on November 5, 2012

He was also featured in the obits: Nice write up.


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