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Husband of Beth Paone Carrozza ’65 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 28, 2014

Frank M. Carrozza Jr.

CARROZZA, MR. FRANK MICHAEL, JR. North Muskegon Mr. Frank M. Carrozza, Jr., age 69, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014. He was born in Ellenville, NY on July 22, 1944 to Frank and Cecilia (DeFilippo) Carrozza and married Beth Paone on December 28, 1971. Mr. Carrozza was an attorney and partner at Potuznik, Carrozza, Wilson, Fisher & Pannucci PC for years. He was a member of First Congregational Church UCC, White Lake Golf Course, Muskegon Country Club, State Bar of Michigan and Muskegon County Bar Association. Frank was an avid golfer who enjoyed cooking, but foremost was always his family. SURVIVORS Wife of 42 years, Beth; son, Marc Carrozza of Muskegon; Alexis Kim (Paul Kulicamp) Carrozza of NY; sister, Frances (Bill) Farzley of FL; brother, Anthony Carrozza of NY; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. MEMORIAL SERVICE Saturday, July 26, 2014, 3 PM and visitation one hour prior to the service at First Congregational Church UCC with Dan Bonner officiating. MEMORIAL: Little Red House. Please visit to leave a memory or sign the online guest book. Clock Funeral Home Muskegon
Published in Muskegon Chronicle from July 23 to July 26, 2014

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Father of the McNerney girls passed away: Carol ’70, Mary Pat ’72, Buffy ’74, Amy ’83

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 28, 2014


Thomas Lester

Thomas Lester McNerney, 85, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. He was born on April 13, 1929, in Toledo, OH. He graduated from Central Catholic High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, IN. Tom, an avid golfer, was a long-time member of Heatherdowns Country Club where he was 5 time club champion. He was a pillar of the Heatherdowns Country Club golfing community. Tom was also a member at Stone Oak Country Club and Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club, Palm Harbor, FL. He served as President of the Toledo District Golf Association for one term and volunteered his time to rate golf courses in several states along the east coast for the USGA. He was a Notre Dame Football season ticket holder for 40 years and was not shy about telling people why Notre Dame is the best football team and teaching institution in the nation (Go Irish!). Tom was extremely generous and had a great sense of humor! Often described as a character, he had a special way of turning everyday moments into infectious laughter! Tom successfully ran O’Connell Machine & Tool Company, a family business, for 32 years.

Tom was a long-time parishioner of St. Patricks of Heatherdowns, and most recently, a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Luke’s, Palm Harbor, FL.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Ruth McNerney; his loving wife, Phyllis Jean, and youngest son, Kevin. He is survived by his children, Tom (Nancy), Carol, Mary Pat Bartoszek, Cathleen Henning (Jody), Jim (Marianne), Kelley Johnson (Bruce), Amy Jasinski (John) and Kevin’s wife Kris (Carl). Tom is a grandfather to 24 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Jean (Jim) Chennges, Janet (Al) Harper, Joan (Rex) O’Connor, and Don (Marie) McNerney.

We would like to thank the folks at Rosie’s for keeping our Dad well fed and creating the “McNerney Panini”. We would also like to thank Anna Sexton, Shelly Morrin, and the staff at St. Clare’s Common Memory Care Unit, St. Luke’s Hospital and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for the special care they provided.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 31, 2014, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 South Reynolds Rd., Toledo, OH 43614. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 1, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes, 6149 Hill Avenue, Toledo, OH 43615. Memorials may be given to the

, Our Lady of Lourdes, or the


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Published in Toledo Blade from July 27 to July 30, 2014

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Father of Barbara Jo Hinds Cook ’78 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 18, 2014


Robert “Joe” Laker

Born in Toledo to Robert and Alice Hinds on February 6, 1924 and passed away November 19, 2013. He attended Scott High School where he was an Ohio high school champion swimmer. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. during WWII, he graduated from the University of Toledo with a business degree, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. He was co-owner and president of Luma Electric and Building Supply Company with his 3 brothers. In 1986, he was inducted into the Scott High School hall of Fame for Distinguished Community Service. He was a member, vestryman and chairman of a major renovation at Trinity Episcopal Church. He was a charter member at Laurel Hills Tennis Club and Shadow Valley Tennis Club in Toledo and a member at Serendipity Tennis Club in Sarasota.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Nancy Donnelly Hinds; daughter, Susan Thetford (Dan); son, Thomas Hinds (Kathy); daughter, Barbara Cook; 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and brothers, Ron and John Hinds. He was predeceased by his son, Robert Hinds III and brother, James Hinds.

In lieu of flowers, tributes may be made to American Parkinson Disease Association and/or Trinity Episcopal Church, Toledo.

There will be a memorial service Friday, July 18, at 2 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, Toledo, downtown at St. Clair and Adams, where reception will follow services.

Published in Toledo Blade on July 16, 2014

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