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Archive for January, 2014

Judy Spanger ’64 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 16, 2014




Judy “Jude” Spangler departed this life to begin a new journey into the loving arms of her beloved family in the union of God on Friday January 10, 2014.

Judy was born December 11, 1944, to Clyde and Georgeatta (Freeman) Spangler in Toledo, Ohio.

Judy was a 1964 graduate of McAuley High School. Judy was awarded a scholarship to the University of Toledo, graduating with dual degrees of a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education. During her academic pursuits, she was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Delta Kappa Pi, and Alpha Kappa Delta honorary societies. Additionally, she received academic recognition for outstanding grades by being on the Dean’s List and graduating Cum Laude.

In 1969, she pioneered for legislation that would provide ramps at curbs, and into public buildings. She was a member and supporter of the Traumatic Spinal Injury Support Group at UTMC. She was appointed to the advisory panel of the city council’s Community Planning and Development Committee, relinquishing her position once an ordinance was passed in October of 1973. During this time, an organization called Barrier Free Toledo was formed and pursued the agenda established by the city, thereby allowing her to focus on completing her studies at the University of Toledo. While an undergraduate, she also organized, what at that time was called the Physically Handicapped Students Associations of Toledo University, founded in 1969. She worked in St. Vincent’s Hospital dietary department, Greater Marketing Research of Toledo as a telephone receptionist, taught at McAuley High School, leaving to work at the Social Security Administration where she retired.

Surviving is her friend and companion, Michael Thompson of Toledo, with whom she shared a unique relationship; as well as Sharyl Hall, Joe Carnovale, Louise Ciantar – Maone, Daniel Ciantar, Assunta (Paul Beck) Greco, Maura Salerni, Sandra and Luca Greco, and Kristian Walsh. Judy was preceded in death by her beloved cousin, Leslie Szczecinski, who felt that they were like sisters; her loving parents; her nurturing and devoted grandparents, Stella and William Freeman, Sally and Clyde Spangler Sr., and her loving aunt, Lillian (Freeman) Beck, who became a second mother after the loss of her only maternal son.

Visitation will begin Monday, January 13, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, where the funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. Entombment will be at Toledo Memorial Park cemetery. Please view and sign the online guest registry at

Published in Toledo Blade on Jan. 12, 2014


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Father of Beth ’71, Molly ’79 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 16, 2014


James B.

James B. Chamberlin, age 88, passed away December 27, 2013. He was born in Toledo on September 3, 1925, to the late J. Dale Chamberlin and Ella (Huebner) Chamberlin.

Jim spent many of his young summers working at Ott’s Boat House in south Toledo, beginning a lifelong love of the Maumee River. After serving in the Coast Guard as a radio operator during World War II, Jim

returned to Toledo to marry Margaret Korhumel and start a family. He began a long career in sales and management at Payne Marine, Brenner Marine and the Viking Ski Shop. In 1976, he opened The Mountain Man Ski Shop in the Parkway Plaza and he ran this business until his retirement. Some may recall the ski reports he gave over the radio for many years. Having combined his love of sales with two of his favorite hobbies, Jim often said, “I sell fun,” when asked what he did for a living.

After he retired, Jim spent his time volunteering at the Claver House, woodworking, reading, relaxing at his cottage on Lake Somerset, and helping out his children and grandchildren. He especially enjoyed all of the time he spent fishing with family and friends on the Georgian Bay in Ontario, an area he introduced to his sons in the 1970s. For the last few years, his passion has been helping boaters at Walbridge Park’s launching ramp, which he helped develop, while President of the Toledo Marine Dealers Association.

Jim is survived by his wife, Marg; his children, Chris (Janet), Beth (Mark) Huffman, Tom, Mike (Wendy) and Molly Henry; as well

as nine grandchildren, Neil, Melissa (Cody) Tyler, Mallory Huffman, Kevin, Owen, Pete Huffman, Katie (Mike) Logan, Emily and Abby Henry, as well as two great-grandchildren, Parker Logan and Noah Tyler.

We will remember Gramps for many reasons, but especially for all the fun times we had with him.

We plan to honor Jim’s life at the Walbridge Park Shelter House on Saturday, January 11, 2014, from 12 until 4 p.m., and invite family and friends to join us. Memories will be shared at 1 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider

either the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Please view and sign our online guest registry at

Published in Toledo Blade on Jan. 5, 2014

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Mother of Susan Hoag Calderon ’81 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 16, 2014


Patsy Ruth (Martin)

Patsy Ruth (Martin) Hoag passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2013, at The University of Toledo Medical Center at the age of 82. She was born in Toledo, Ohio on July 30, 1931, to Maude and Jess Martin. She was a life-long resident Toledo. She graduated from Whitney Vocational School/Libbey High School in 1949. She attended Toledo University, now known as the University of Toledo. Patsy worked for many employers over the years such as Dolly and Joe’s Restaurant, Tiedtke’s Department Store, Charles Hoag and Company CPA Firm, Arnold Industries as a Quality Control Supervisor/Inspector and her family farm. She also volunteered for many organizations through the years such as The Satellites at the Medical College of Ohio now known as the University of Toledo Medical Center, Lucas County Home for the Aged. She volunteered with Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts when her children were involved in those organizations. She supported her grandsons in their endeavors with Boy Scouts. Patsy enjoyed many hobbies such as ceramics, china painting, coin collecting, antiques, sewing, baking and cooking. She also enjoyed traveling with her husband, children and grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling abroad especially traveling to England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Turkey, Spain and Portugal. She enjoyed many vacations traveling with her husband and children to National and State Parks throughout the United States in which they camped along the way. Patsy enjoyed spending time with her family and truly loved being a grandmother to her grandsons and the family pets Holland Huckleberry Hucky and Hucky Too. She also enjoyed riding her golf cart around the neighborhood to visit with the neighbors.

Patsy was married to Charles Hoag for 51 years and he preceded her in death in December 23, 2001. Patsy is survived by her children, Charles S. (Terri) Hoag, Paul M. Hoag and Susan D. (Edward) Calderon; grandchildren, Thomas, Casey and Michael Calderon; brother, Richard Martin of San Diego, CA, and many nieces, nephews, family and friends. The family would like to thank Mom’s caregivers the nursing staff at The Lakes of Monclova for the compassionate and tender loving care they gave to our mother over the last several months. Mom was loved very deeply by her children and grandchildren and will be missed more than words can convey, but she is at rest and free from pain and suffering.

Family and friends will be gathering on Saturday, January 4, 2014, at 12:00 p.m., where a memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave., Toledo, Ohio. Interment will be private. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Patsy’s name to the Boy Scouts of America local council Erie Shores Council P.O. Box 8728, Toledo, OH 43623 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital .

Published in Toledo Blade from Jan. 1 to Jan. 2, 201

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