McAuley Alumnae Blog

McAuley High School, Toledo, Ohio

Archive for December, 2013

Susan Slicker Frosh-Degg ’69 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on December 31, 2013


Susan L. Slicker

Susan L. (Slicker) Frosch-Degg passed away peacefully on December 25, 2013, at age 62, surrounded by her loving family. Susan was born on February 5, 1951, in Toledo, Ohio to Willard and Agnes (Brooks) Slicker. She

graduated from McAuley High School (Toledo, Ohio) in 1969. She was a devoted wife and mother, mentor and role model to many including family and friends. Susan

enjoyed traveling, cooking, reading, gardening and wildlife. She also loved her pets.

Susan had a successful

career early on serving as an assistant across several industries; most recently as a Legal Secretary for Spengler Nathanson law firm for 22 years. For most of her life, she was a resident of Toledo, Ohio and was a member of St. Patrick’s of Heatherdowns Church.

Susan was preceded in death by her parents, and her first husband, Bruce Frosch; she is survived by her loving husband of 21 years, Earl Degg; loving son, Ryan Frosch; loving sister to Sharon Slicker and William (Sue) Slicker. Susan is also survived by many loving nephews and nieces. She was a compassionate and generous friend to many.

Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., Toledo, Ohio on Friday, December 27, from 2-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the mortuary at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 28. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

A special thank you for the care received from Dr. Skeel and the UTMC medical team.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or of the donor’s choice

Please view and sign the

on-line guest registry at

Published in Toledo Blade on Dec. 27, 2013


Posted in Deceased Alumnae & Staff, General | Leave a Comment »

Father of Kristina Bollin Kelso ’85

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on December 23, 2013


Fred A.

Fred A. Bollin, age 74, passed away Sunday,

December 15, 2013, at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania. A native of Toledo, Fred was born November 19, 1939, to the late Fritz and Martha (McMurray) Bollin. He met the true love of his life, Mary Lou (Welter) Bollin at an Orphan’s party at the University of Toledo in 1959 and it was love at first sight for each them. Fred and Mary Lou were married on June 16, 1962, in Toledo.

Fred Bollin had a zest for life. He didn’t want to die. When he was diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastasized Melanoma in early June, he was determined to beat it. Per Dr. Ken Krupps’s instructions, his buddies, Dick Daily, Alan Brass, Jim Sherman and Lee Wessleman all took turns driving Fred and Mary Lou to the Cancer Center at the University of Michigan for a cutting edge treatment protocol.

Fred was not bitter, and never said ‘why me?’ He was more worried about the younger patients at the center and how they were doing and was in awe of Dr. Christopher Lau, the melanoma specialist. Dr. Lau asked Fred to speak at a doctor and patient educational symposium called AIM at Melanoma, where the Promise of new Treatments in Metastatic Melanoma was the topic of discussion. Fred did such a great job he was called “Mr. Hollywood” by the doctors attending the event.

Fred graduated from Waite High School, where he has since received the Distinguished Alumni Award, and went on to earn his Bachelor of Education in 1962 and Master’s degree in 1969 from the University of Toledo. He worked as a Corporate Systems Manager with Owens Corning Fiberglass Corporation for several years, before becoming a partner with Ernst and Young LLP, where he had more than 200 professionals working for him in both Ohio and Michigan. Following his retirement in 1998, he was contacted by so many clients that he started a

private consulting firm, F.A. Bollin and Associates Inc., where he continued to work until he become ill.

Fred was very active in the community. He served on

the Board of Trustees of ProMedica from 1998-2013; was Past President and Chairman of the B.O.D. TARTA from 1990-93; a board member of the United Way; founding team member of the Eastern Community YMCA; member of Toledo Botanical Gardens; treasurer of Stone Oak Village Association and a member of Toledo Museum of Art. He was also a member of The Toledo Zoo, where he headed a five-person leadership team that revitalized the zoo, for which he was later honored. Fred was a founding member of the Oregon Jaycees and was very involved with Stone Oak Country Club including

serving as Chairman on the Board of Governors, Social Committee and Vice President. Fred was a supporting member of Epworth United Methodist Church, Waite High School, University of Toledo, United Way, and the Adopt America Network. Fred was also a member of the Wildwood Orthopedic and Spine Hospital Board of Directors.

Fred was a First Lieutenant in the United States Army, serving overseas and receiving top security clearance in the Signal Corps 12th

Calvary Infantry Division, Korea. He was a member of the American Legion.

Fred enjoyed traveling to Florida and Colorado to visit his children and grandchildren. He was an avid boater and fisherman, especially in Lake Erie and the Florida Gulf Coast with family and friends, and loved to golf with his wife and friends at Stone Oak. Fred and Mary Lou also enjoyed trips to

Ireland, Scotland, Alaska and Florida with their friends. He loved birding, building

Bluebird houses and feeders, watching hummingbirds, playing cards and games and was an avid supporter and follower of UT sports and the Ohio State Buckeyes. While at UT, Fred was a member

of the Theta Chi Fraternity, ROTC and Scabbard and Blade. Fred kept close ties with his Theta Chi brothers and his ROTC buddies. They meet weekly on Monday nights at Loma Linda’s.

Fred is lovingly survived by his wife, Mary Lou; son, Fred M. Bollin (Stephany) of Denver, CO; daughter, Kristina Kelso (Paul) of Boca Raton, FL; grandchildren, McKenna Bollin, Jake and Tatum Kelso; brother, Ed Bollin (Bonnie), and sisters-in-law, Karen and JoAnn Welter. Fred was a wonderful husband and an amazing father and grandfather. He was also a cherished friend and

mentor of many.

Memorial services to celebrate Fred’s extraordinary life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 21, 2013, at Epworth United Methodist Church with military honors accorded by the U.S. Army. Friends are invited to begin visiting the family at 10:00 a.m. A luncheon and gathering at Stone Oak Country Club will immediately follow all services in the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: Toledo Waite High School Scholarship Fund (301 Morrison Dr., Toledo, OH 43605), The Toledo Zoo Aquarium Fund (P.O. Box 140130, Toledo, OH 43614-0130) or Epworth United Methodist Church (4855 W. Central Ave, Toledo, OH 43615).

Arrangements are under the direction of the Walker Funeral Home, (419) 841-2422.

Online condolences can be expressed at – See more at:

Posted in General, Sympathies | Leave a Comment »

Mother of Karen Quinn Sarnosky ’81, Carol Quinn Bates & Cheryl Quinn Schramm ’86

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on December 14, 2013


Lois (Wuest)

Lois E. Quinn died peacefully on November 28, 2013. She was married to Daniel Quinn for 55 years. She taught school at St. Thomas Aquinas, Our Lady of Perpetual Help and St. Charles. She also taught C.C.D. and P.S.R. at S.T.A., St. Charles and O.L.P.H for 27 years. Lois was a Girl Scout leader at S.T.A. and O.L.P.H. She was also a member of the Twins Club since 1967 and an associate of the Ursulines. Her ministry of making prayer blankets for those in need lead to over 500 people being touched by her love.

She leaves her husband, Danny; children, Karen (Peter), Kevin, Carol (Jeff), Cheryl (Jim), Ken (Pamm), and special grandchildren, Tyler, Kaitlyn, Brendan, Anna, Connor, Lauren, D.J., Tia and Jordan; sister, Mary; brothers, Howard (Joan), Bill (Helen), Jerry (Mary), Jim (Kathy), Bob, Tom (Fran) and sister-in-law, Marilyn, and many loved nieces, nephews and friends. Lois and Dan had many foster children, including, Linda Provo and her children. Her family was the love of her life and being in charge of family reunions was her specialty.

Family and friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Sunday, December 1, from 2:00-8:00 p.m. where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, December 2, beginning at 9:30 a.m., in the mortuary, followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment Calvary Cemetery.

Donations may be made to O.L.P.H. Please view and sign our online “guest registry” at

Published in Toledo Blade on Nov. 30, 2013

Posted in General, Sympathies | Leave a Comment »

Renee Jones ’81 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on December 13, 2013


Renee A. “MeMe”

Renee A. Jones, age 49, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 8, 2013, in Aurora, CO. Renee was born on July 23, 1964 in Toledo to Rudolph and Patricia Jones. She graduated from McAuley H.S. in 1982 and attended the University of Toledo.

She was preceded in death by her father and is survived by mother, Patricia Jones; son, Brice Bussey; brothers, Larry Talbert, Rudy Jones and Ronnie Jones; sister, Rhonda Jones; and grandmother, Annie P. Watson.

Wake services 11 a.m. Saturday, December 14th at Friendship Baptist Church, Bishop Duane Tisdale, 5301 Nebraska Ave. with funeral following at 12 Noon.

The family would like to thank Dr. Thomas Purcell and the oncology staff at University of Colorado Hospital Anshutz Cancer Center.

Published in Toledo Blade on Dec. 13, 2013

Posted in Deceased Alumnae & Staff, General | Leave a Comment »

Mother of Mary Ann Reuss Silka ’71 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on December 13, 2013


Ann (Durban)

Ann Reuss, age 90, formally of Airline Ave., passed away quietly at the Hospice of Northwest of Ohio on Friday December 6, 2013. Ann was born Anna Eve Durban in Palmyra Ohio in 1923. Ann graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1942.

She was married in 1947 to Henry Reuss, a retired Toledo Police Officer and Lucas County Sheriff’s Deputy. Ann and Henry enjoyed 50 years in their home on Airline Ave., where she kept an immaculately clean home and a yard full of flowers.

She has been a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Parish for over 60 years.

Ann is famous for her home cooking and baking many meals and pies for St. Charles events. Her cookies were so good her nieces and nephews would even eat them still frozen.

Ann was known for her love of nice clothes, which included her many fancy hats which earned her the name “the hat lady.”

Ann has been a resident of Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek for the past 9 years where her gardening instinct had her taking over 3 large raised flower beds with pickles, tomatoes, and green peppers.

Ann is proceeded in death by her husband, Henry; brothers, Jack, Gus, Mike, Joe and Pete, as well as sisters, Pauline, Mary, and Rose Marie. Ann is survived by her children, Bob (Pam) Reuss, Tom (Mary Therese) Reuss, and Mary Ann (Ed) Silka, as well as by seven grandchildren and two great- grandchildren.

In accordance to Ann’s wishes her body was donated to the University of Toledo Medical Center.

There will be no showing or visitation. There will be a Memorial Mass at St. Charles Borromeo Church on Saturday, January 11, 2014.

Ann wished that any memorial contributions be sent to St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Lutheran Home’s Society, Hospice of Northwest Ohio, or the charity of your choice .

Published in Toledo Blade on Dec. 8, 2013

Posted in General, Sympathies | Leave a Comment »