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Archive for January, 2013

Husband of Sharon Cassidy Thompson ’67 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 27, 2013



Charley Thompson, age 77, of Toledo, passed away on January 21, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital while surrounded by his family, from complications of end stage COPD and emphysema.

He was born to Magnus and Hannah Thompson on August 6, 1935, in Kintyre, ND. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Air Force for 8 years active duty. Finishing out with 13 years of service with the Air Force National Guard, Civil Engineering Unit. Charley spent his career working as a Superintendent Carpenter retiring from Rudolph-Libbe. During his retirement, he loved landscaping and gardening. He also spent a lot of time bowling in various Ma and Pa leagues with his wife. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Charley was preceded in death by his parents; twin sister, Shirley Merkel; brothers, Harry, George and Tom, and son, Timothy. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Sharon; children, Scott (Julie) Thompson, Stacey (Phil) Henderson, Tonia (John) Dimos and Roxanne Marie Thompson; grandchildren, Isabella and Preston Dimos, Adam (Rachel) Thompson, Amanda Thompson, Andy Grote, Cody and Katie Henderson; great-granddaughter, Kinley Henderson; brothers, Norman, of Salt Lake City, Utah, Harold, Ryer, and sister, Hazel Sinness all of North Dakota.

Family and friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Friday from 2-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, in the mortuary, at 10 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Timothy Mattison, M.D. and the staff at St. Luke’s Hospital for their compassionate care.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Please view and sign our online “guest registry” at

Published in Toledo Blade from January 23 to January 24, 2013

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Mother of Deborah Mitchell Ketzer (’69) and Lenore Mitchell Bender (’76) passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 20, 2013


Dorothy P.

Dorothy P. Mitchell, 95, of Toledo, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2013. She was born on January 21, 1917, to John and Anastasia (Losik) Gurzynski in Toledo. She was a homemaker and in earlier years she worked at Champion Spark Plug. Dorothy was a member St. Hyacinth Church where she dedicated her life with great devotion to the Catholic faith and was a member of their Altar and Rosary Society and St. Francis Guild. She was also an avid Detroit Tigers fan.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her loving husband, Thaddeus; her parents; siblings, Clem and Ray Gurzynski and Helen Kwapich. She will be dearly missed by her daughters, Lenore (Matthew) Bender and Deborah (Thomas) Ketzer; grandchildren, Adam Jackson, Ryan (Tara) Owens, Justin Owens and Hillary Hansen; great grandchildren, Christopher, Kacie, Nicholas, and Camille, and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may visit at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy., on Tuesday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. with a recitation of the rosary at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Hyacinth Church at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be directed to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

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Father of Mary Jeanne Slawinski Stine ’77 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 19, 2013

Richard Slawinski

Richard S. “Dick”

Richard S. Slawinski, age 88, a longtime resident and businessman of Swanton, Ohio, passed away Thursday morning, January 17, 2013, at Swanton Health Care Center. He was born to Richard and Jane (Blachowski) Slawinski on September 26, 1924, in Toledo, Ohio, and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1942. On February 15, 1947, he married his beloved wife, Norma Jeanne Walsh.
Dick was the proprietor of K-C Bowling Lanes in Swanton for 36 years. A member of St. Richard Catholic Parish in Swanton, he was President and Secretary of the Parish Council when it was organized. He was also a member of the Sacred Heart Council of the Knights of Columbus and of the Toledo General Assembly Fourth Degree, having been a member since 1945.
Dick was a 37-year member of the Swanton Volunteer Fire Department. A charter member of the Swanton Rotary Club for 50 years, he attained the position of President and Secretary, having served the Presidency for 2 years and was a Paul Harris Fellow. Richard spent 4 years on the Swanton Village Council in the 70’s when the new Municipal Building was built.
Surviving is his loving and devoted wife of 65 years, Norma Jeanne; sons, Richard P. (Virginia) Slawinski of Richfield Center, Thomas (Eloise) Slawinski of Assumption, OH, Donald (Bonnie) Slawinski of Thornton, CO, Steven (Sue) Slawinski of Swanton, OH, William (Patricia) Slawinski of Toledo, OH, Kenneth (Mindi) Slawinski of Delta, OH and Joseph (Wendy) Slawinski of Swanton, OH; daughter, Mary Jeanne (Hal) Stine of Delta, OH; 25 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will begin Saturday evening, January 19, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton, and will continue Sunday, January 20, 2013, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home, where a Vigil Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Resurrection will be held Monday, January 21, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Richard Catholic Church, 333 Brookside Dr., where Richard’s body will lie in state from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Father Douglas Garand will preside and Deacon Jerry Ziekiewicz will assist. Interment will follow at St. Richard’s Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Richard Church, Swanton Rotary Club, the Knights of Columbus, or a

charity of the donor’s choice.
A special thank you to the nurses and staff at Swanton Health Care and Retirement Center and Odyssey Hospice for the wonderful care given to Richard and our family.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made at

Published in Toledo Blade on January 18, 2013

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