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Father of Patti ’78, Lori ’82 & Teri ’87 Driscoll passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on August 2, 2014


John J. “Jack”

John J. “Jack” Driscoll, age 82, of Maumee, passed away peacefully on July 27, 2014, while surrounded by his family.

He was born to John and Margaret Driscoll on December 22, 1931. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during the Korean and Vietnam wars. Jack made the military his career serving, until the time of his retirement, where he achieved the rank of Major before his honorable discharge. He married the love of his life, Alice Gerstner, on September 22, 1956, and together they raised 4 children. Jack spent his career working as a Computer Analyst, until he retired in 1995, from The Toledo Hospital. He was a member of the Maumee Elks, Beyond Grief and the American Legion Post #646. Jack was very active in the Legion for the last ten years, until the time of his death, where held such honors as Bar Chairman, First Vice and was a 4 time Past Commander. He also was in charge of Americanism and ROTC at Springfield High School in conjunction with the Post.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 42 years, Alice; his parents; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jane and Cliff Titus, Bud Gerstner, Paul Pfenning, John Gerstner, Norm Gerstner, Bobby Gerstner and Ray Hansard. He is survived by his son, Mike (Diane) Driscoll; daughters, Patti (Paul) Riedinger, Lori (Dave) Breese and Teri (Jim) Windom; grandchildren, Amanda (Alex) Lindemann, Sean Driscoll, Dana and Cole Breese, Allie, Chad and Trent Windom; great-grandson, Noah Lindemann and another great-grandchild on the way; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Pfenning, Joan Hansard, Helen Gerstner, Kitty Gerstner and Mary Gerstner; as well as many wonderful nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit at the Waterville Community Church, 8217 Dutch Rd. and Monclova Rd., Waterville, OH 43566, on Thursday, July 31, from 3:00-8:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, August 1, at the church, at 10:30 a.m., where the family will begin receiving friends from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Highland Memory Gardens.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg for their compassionate care.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or to the Waterville Community Church. Please view and sign our online “guest registry” at

Coyle Funeral

Published in Toledo Blade on July 29, 2014

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