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Mother of Mary Anne & Julie Carroll ’72 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 29, 2014


Lillian M. Miller

Lillian M. Miller Carroll, died Monday, March 24, 2014, at Columbus, Ohio. Born November 28, 1917, to Herman N. and Elizabeth (Schetter) Miller in Toledo, Ohio. Earned a bachelor’s degree from DeSales College, Toledo, OH; BS in Library Science from Western Reserve (now Case Western) University, Cleveland, OH. Served as librarian in Toledo Public Library, then as head librarian in the Sylvania (OH) Library. Detoured to own and operate Miller Flowers with her brother, Norman, who predeceased her. Married M.W. (Bill) Carroll in 1953.

Researched local history, publishing articles on Ohio historical topics in the Northwest Quarterly and Ohio Cues. After Bill’s death in 1968, organized the library at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Elementary School in Toledo, where she served as librarian until her retirement in 1984. Moved to Canal Winchester, OH in 1987, where she was a member of the Canal Winchester Historical Society and Pope John XXIII Catholic Church. Researched and

co-authored a self-published book “Canal Winchester: the Second Hundred Years” with Frances Steube. Entered

Villas at St. Therese Assisted Living in 2005, where she volunteered to organize and operate its library. She also tended plants and flowers. Several of her short stories won ribbons in the annual contest sponsored by AOPHA. Following a 2012 stroke, she was lovingly cared for by Sisters and staff of Mother Angeline McCrory Manor.

She is survived by twin daughters, Mary Anne Terry, Kalamazoo, MI, Julie A. Carroll Darling (Stanton G., II), Worthington, OH; two sons, W. Kipp (Danette), Anacortes, WA, Patrick E. (Susan), Chesapeake, VA; twin grandsons, Frank V. Cirivello III, Columbus, OH and Vincent F. (Leah) Cirivello Jr., Gahanna, OH; sister-in-law, Nancy Miller, Maumee, OH; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also predeceased by sister, Kathryn M. Keller.

Friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St., Sylvania, Ohio, Thursday, March 27, 2014, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be conducted at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, Ohio 43614, Friday, March 28, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery, 2224 Dorr Street, Toledo, Ohio.

A Memorial Mass to be held at Mother Angeline McCrory Manor later.

Flowers are welcome as

are contributions in Lillian’s name to The Carmelite

Sisters of the Aged and Infirm, c/o Mother Angeli

ne McCrory Manor, 5199 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43213 or Mother Angeline McCrory Manor or The Catholic Foundation, 257 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

Published in Toledo Blade from Mar. 26 to Mar. 27, 2014

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Mary Pat McHugh Mazzaferro ’69 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 24, 2014

Mary Patricia Cecilia McHugh Mazzaferro

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Ms. Mazzaferro  was born Jan. 10, 1951, in Toledo, Ohio to Maryanna (Pfeiffer) and Thomas P. McHugh. She was the fifth generation of her family to attend Immaculate Conception Grade School in Toledo and graduated in 1969 from McAuley High School, also in Toledo. On Nov. 20, 1970, she and Gene Mazzaferro eloped in Erie, Michigan, reconfirming their vows July 16, 1971, at Holy Rosary Cathedral in Toledo.

Ms. Mazzaferro was employed by Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport, working in numerous departments over 16 years.

Family members said Ms. Mazzaferro’s greatest joys were spending time with her loving husband, children, and grandchildren, Zander and Aria, as well as with other family and friends. She also loved traveling, reading, trying out new recipes and watching movies.

In addition to her husband, Ms. Mazzaferro is survived by her son, Gene; her daughter, Mandy; her two grandchildren; her sisters, Georgianne Hobson and Kay McHugh and numbers cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws, family and friends.

The family will receive visitors Thursday, March 20, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport. A funeral service will take place Friday, March 21, at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes R.C. Church in Greenport. Burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to East End Disabled Benevlolent Fund, Inc. 185 Mechanic St. E, Southold, NY 11971.

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Jan Kazmierczak ’72 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 24, 2014

Janet Kazmierczak


Janet Sue

Janet Sue Kazmierczak, age 59, of Bradenton, Florida, passed away at her home on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. She was born in Toledo, Ohio on April 22, 1954, to Leo and Patricia (Labadie) Kazmierczak.

Janet was a 1972 graduate of McAuley High School in Toledo. She worked for the Toledo Police Department for several years before moving to Fort Lauderdale, where she joined the Pompano Beach Police Department as an officer. Janet later joined the Broward County Sheriff’s Department and worked in security for the Fort Lauderdale Airport. Her security experience led her to move to the U.S. Virgin Islands, where she became a security officer for the Ritz-Carleton in St. Thomas. Upon her retirement in 2012, she moved to Bradenton, Florida.

Janet is survived by her father, Leo T. Kazmierczak; sisters, Julie Newby and Karen Krzyminski; brothers, Rick, Dave and Bob; aunt, Sr. Mary Maurus Labadie, SND; nieces, Sarah Sutter, Jenny Greif, Erin Heckler and Jodi Krzyminski, and nephews, Nathan, Kyle and Michael Kazmierczak.

Friends and family will be received at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant Street, Maumee, Ohio on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held immediately following the visitation at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Toledo Humane Society, 1920 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee, OH 43537. Online condolences and messages may be shared with the family at

Published in Toledo Blade on Mar. 23, 2014

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Father of Joan Rodgers Baas ’81 & Catherine Rodgers Kaczala ’84 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 14, 2014

Daniel Rodgers


Daniel K. “Big Daddy”

Daniel K. Rodgers, age 84, of Maumee, Ohio passed away on Friday, March 7, 2014, at Kingston Rehabilitation surrounded by his family. He was born on March 24, 1929, in Toledo, Ohio to James and Catherine (O’Neil) Rodgers.

Dan started Dan Rodgers Sporting Goods in 1970, and loved his job, but his greatest joy was his family. He enjoyed working out and playing golf, handball and tennis. Vacations were special times for the whole family. Dan liked to fish and spend an afternoon captaining his pontoon boat on the Maumee River. He had a passion for life, never lost his sense of humor and saw each day as a new adventure.

He is survived by his wife, Susan (McAuley); daughter, Ann Hauden; daughter, Joanie Baas; daughter, Cate (Terry) Kaczala; son, Danny Rodgers; daughter, Sarah (Jason Thomas) Ward; son, Micheal (Katie) Rodgers; grandchildren, Jerry, Jimmy, Kelly, Meghan, Maddy, Adam, Deanna, Callie, Sarah, Laney, Aiden, Brady, Alivia, Michael, Daniel and baby Rodgers, and great-grandson, Layden. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Chester and James Rodgers and granddaughter, Reilly Rodgers-Ward.

Friends and family will be received at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant Street, Maumee, Ohio on Monday, March 10, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at the Historic Church of St. Patrick, 130 Avondale Avenue, Toledo, Ohio.

The family would like to thank the staff at St. Vincent Heart and Vascular and Kingston of Perrysburg for all the compassionate love and care for Dan and the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Historic St. Patrick’s Preservation Society. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Published in Toledo Blade on Mar. 9, 2014

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Mother of Marcia Zbierajewski Martin ’73 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 14, 2014

Rose Zbierajewski


Rose M.

Rose M. Zbierajewski, age 79, passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Rose was born in Toledo on August 28, 1934, the daughter of Raymond and Harriett (Szczepanski) Thiel. She worked in administration at the Toledo Zoo for 20 years and in her younger years had worked for Willys Overland. Rose was an avid reader and loved to travel. She cherished spending time with her grandchildren, traveling with them and babysitting for many family members and friends.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents; brother and sister-in-law, Norbert and Nancy Thiel and brother, Thomas Thiel. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Donald “”Paul”” Zbierajewski; children, Marcia (Chuck) Martin, Donald (Judy) and David (Julie) Zbierajewski and Amy Campbell; grandchildren, Samantha (Tom) Eischeid, Jaime Zbierajewski, Chuck Martin, Matt Zbierajewski, Kristin Zbierajewski, Courtney Campbell, Paul Martin, Rachel Zbierajewski; great-granddaughter, Leah Eischeid; sister-in-law, Gert Thiel; numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may visit Friday, March 7, 2014, from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at the W. K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. where Vigil services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will begin with prayers in the Mortuary Saturday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. The family prefers tributes be made to St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Parish or a charity of the donor’s choice .

Messages of condolence may be made at


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Mother of Ruth Bauer LaPoint ’72, Jean Bauer DeMania ’76 & Ann Bauer Feck ’79 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 9, 2014


Josephine Agnes

Josephine A. Bauer, 84 years, of Toledo, Ohio passed away peacefully on March 2, 2014, in St Luke’s Hospital. Josephine was born in Toledo, Ohio on August 18, 1929, to Alonzo and Mary Goulet. She graduated from St. Ursula Academy and attended the former Mary Manse College and on May 24, 1952, she married James T. Bauer. This May, they would have celebrated 62 years of marriage.

Josephine worked for the Art Iron Company as a cost accountant retiring in 1991. She was a member of St. Patrick’s of Heatherdowns Church, where she was the past president of the Altar and Rosary Society and was the director of their Social and Recreational Faith Community. Josephine was also a member of the Art Iron Retirees Group. She loved to arrange flowers, camping, sewing, cooking and a good margarita; but most of all she loved her grandchildren.

Josephine was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Loretta Bouya. She is survived by her husband, James; her children, Daniel (Christine) Bauer, Ruth (Rickie) LaPoint, Thomas (Loretta) Bauer, Jean (Alan) DeMania, Lawrence (Nancy) Bauer and Anne (Joseph) Feck; 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S Reynolds Rd., on Friday, March 7, 2014, from 2:00-8:00 p.m., where a Vigil will be held at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin in the mortuary on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. followed by the funeral Mass at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the caring staff at Manor of Perrysburg and Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Memorials may take the form of a contribution to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure . Please view and sign the online guest registry at

Published in Toledo Blade on Mar. 6, 2014

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