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Father of Bridget Halleron Seeman ’86 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on August 1, 2014


John J. “Jake” 12/18/33 – 7/26/14

John J. Halleron “Jake,” 80, of Toledo, Ohio and Bayonet Point, FL, passed away peacefully from natural causes on July 26, 2014. John was born on December 18, 1933, to James and Margaret (Foy) Halleron, both deceased.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Beverly Halleron; brother, James Halleron; his stepson, Leslie “Butch” Mahr.

Jake graduated from Immaculate Conception (Darby) elementary, Central Catholic H.S. and, then Macomber H.S. He served in the United States Army from 1957-59. He was a member of the Elks in Hudson, FL and a member of the Toledo Sailing Club.

Jake worked for CSX Railroad as a railroad engineer for 43 years. He originally served as a General Chairman of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, which later merged with three other Brotherhoods to become the United Transportation Union (UTU). He continued to serve as a General Chairman and eventually became a union organizer until his retirement. Jake retired from CSX Railroad and the UTU on January 1, 1996.

He is survived by his son, Michael (Meagan) Halleron and daughter, Bridget (Larry) Seeman, children of Ursula (Nawrocki) Halleron. His 6 grandchildren, John “Jack” Halleron, Mollie Halleron, Ellery Halleron, Joshua (Kori) Seeman, Nathan Seeman and Maegan Seeman; as well as a great-grandchild, Isabella Seeman; stepchildren, Michael (Debra) Mahr, Deborah (Robert) Merritt and Lisa (Nick) Bland; step daughter-in-law Terry Mahr and 6 step grandchildren Michael (Jessica) Mahr, Jason (Josie) Mahr, Matthew and Kimberly Merritt, Elizabeth and Thomas Bland and step great-grandchildren, Sophia Mahr, Bennett Mahr, Selene Mahr and Cash Mahr. He loved his many nieces and nephews greatly.

Jake is also survived by his sister, Margaret (Peg) Heck, and loving friend, Donna Ryan.

Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home; 1770 S Reynolds Rd. on Friday August 1, 2014, from 2:00-8:00 p.m. where a Vigil Service will be at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin in the mortuary on Saturday, August 2, at 9:15 a.m. followed by the funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Maumee Ohio.

Contributions may take the form of a donation to Immaculate Conception Church or to the Cystic Fibroses Foundation. Please view and sign the online guest registry at

Published in Toledo Blade on July 31, 2014

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