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Archive for November, 2014

Rebecca Brell Heater ’78 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on November 18, 2014


Rebecca Brell

Becky, 54, passed away quietly on November 10, 2014, in her home in Columbus, OH after many years of medical challenges. Becky was born and raised in Maumee, OH, the middle of three girls, and attended McAuley High School and the Ohio State University where she earned her BSN. She was a proud RN, working in the burn unit and the oncology unit at Toledo and OSU hospitals and later at Careworks. She had a true compassion for her patients, their families and her profession. She was also a proud and loyal Buckeye.

Becky is survived by her husband, Thomas Heater; six stepchildren and four step grandchildren; her father, Thomas Brell; sisters, Bridget Brell Holt and Gretchen Brell Schroeder (Rich); in-laws, Harry and Barbara Heater; nieces, Rachael Holt Gray (Peter), Jillian and Natasha Zientek; nephew, Benjamin Holt and great-nephews, Henry and George Gray.

Becky doted on her nieces and nephew when they were young, she loved giving them dollars on their birthdays, one dollar for every year, and relished in their later accomplishments (Buckeyes all) and chosen professions.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Joanne Siedel Brell and her beloved basset hound, Bailey.

She will be sadly missed by family and friends. The family is having a celebration of her life on Saturday, November 15, with a Mass at St. Joseph’s Church in Maumee at 11 a.m. with a luncheon following at Degage Jazz Cafe, 301 River Rd, Maumee, OH. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to the Joanne Seidel Brell Fund at the Toledo Community Foundation, 300 Madison Ave., Suite 1300, Toledo, OH 43604. Online condolences can be made at:
Published in Toledo Blade on Nov. 13, 2014

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Sue Rehard Shaw ’72 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on November 4, 2014

Sue Ann Rehard-Reynolds-Shaw, age 60, passed away October 27, 2014, at her residence. She was born in Toledo, Ohio March 19, 1954, to the late John A Rehard and Rita (Szymanowsky), who survive. Sue enjoyed cooking, watching television and spending time with her family. She married Dennis L. Shaw July 17, 1997, who also survives.

Sue is survived by her children, Tegan (Pat) Glaze of Caledonia, Kelley (Jeff) Miller of Marion, Oscar L. (Harley) of Caledonia; stepdaughter, Becky (Brad) Cook; grandchildren, Varrick, Noah, Skyler, Alexa, Dylan, Caylohr, Annabella, Jozie; step grandchildren, Nathan, Gage, Khloe, Cook, Sigorney; step great-grandson, Drew, brothers Randy (Barb) Rehard of Toledo, Tom (Roxi) Rehard of Bradnor, Jerry (Randi) Rehard of Perrysburg, John (Melody) Rehard of Perrysburg, Terry (Chris) Rehard of Perrysburg, Rob (Robbie) Rehard of Toledo, Matt (Patty) Rehard of Perrysburg; sisters, Monica (Tom) Lebowsky of Toledo and Elizabeth Rehard of Scottsdale, AZ and several niece and nephews.

Memorial Service for Sue will be held on Saturday, November 1, at 1 p.m. at the Timson Allen & Melroy Funeral Home, Caledonia, Ohio. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at:

Funeral Home
Timson Allen & Melroy Funeral Home
407 S Main St Caledonia, OH 43314
(419) 845-2511
Published in Toledo Blade on Oct. 30, 2014

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