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Mary Mikula Zvanovec ’85 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on September 9, 2013

Mary Zvanovec

Mary Louise (Mikula)

Mary Louise (Mikula) Zvanovec, 46, passed away peacefully on September 4, 2013 after a fierce battle with cancer. She was born in Columbus, OH on March 23, 1967 to Frank and Margie Mikula. Mary Lou attended OLPH grade school and graduated from McAuley High School in 1985. She earned her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Art and Social Sciences from the University of Toledo.
Mary Lou worked for Maritz Research for 17 years, promoted several times to Director of Research Services. Her co-workers say of her
“Mary Lou demonstrated an
outstanding commitment to quality, a strong work ethic, and a determination to get things done. She played a valuable role in the success of the organization and will be missed.”
Mary Lou was reunited with her childhood friend, Jon Zvanovec, whom she married June 24, 1995. Together they have three beautiful daughters, Ava Louise, Alexa Marie and Julia Anne. She will be dearly missed by her parents; her siblings, Mark (Lisa)
Mikula, Mike Mikula, and Monica (Steve) Koszycki. She leaves behind many dear in-laws, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, and special friends.
She will be remembered for her strong, take charge presence, her zest for life, her
adventurous, fun spirit and sense of humor. Mary Lou’s bright light continues to shine through her three Lovely Ladies.
Friends and family can visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd. on Sunday, September 8 from 2-8 p.m. with a scripture service at 7. Funeral services will begin in the mortuary on Monday, September 9 at 9:30 a.m., followed by a mass at 10:30 at St. Rose Catholic Church in Perrysburg. Burial will be at Resurrection. The family would like to thank Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their compassionate care. Memorial donations can be made to the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 204, Norwood, NJ, 07648 or online at Please leave a special memory of Mary Lou or sympathy message at

Published in Toledo Blade from September 7 to September 8, 2013

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