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Father of Mary Honsberger Gaynor ’69 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 28, 2014


John “Jack” Allen

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our father, John “Jack” Allen Honsberger, 84, who passed away Tuesday morning, May 20, 2014, at the University of Toledo Medical Center. Jack was born in Toledo, Ohio to Orta and Virginia Honsberger on June 4, 1929.

He worked for Libbey Owens Ford for over 30 years and for the Medical College of Ohio in 1999. He left in 2010 to spend more time with his devoted wife of 64 years. Jack was a man who could fix and make anything; he loved woodworking, fishing on his boat, working in his garden and hunting. Most of all, he loved being with his children and grandchildren and attending all of their events.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Grace Stewart. Jack is survived by his loving wife, Rita; daughter, Mary Brenda Gaynor; son, John (Diane) Honsberger Jr.; grandchildren, Mathias (Michelle) Gaynor, Elise Gaynor, Julie and Sarah Honsberger, Matthew Whitely; great- grandchildren, Olivia, Lilly, Sophie, Mathias IV, and Samuel.

The Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 24, at St. Clare Commons Chapel, 12469 Five Point Rd, Perrysburg, OH 43551 where the family will greet guests at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be private at Calvary Cemetery.

God gave Jack as a gift to this world for a while and now we sadly give him back. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather.

Arrangements are being handled by the Coyle Funeral Home. Please view and sign the online guest registry at

Published in Toledo Blade on May 22, 2014

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