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Archive for May, 2016

Father of Becki Simms Hampton-White passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 29, 2016

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Brother of Pat Lynch ’68 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 8, 2016

John Russell 
John Russell Lynch died suddenly of a heart attack on April 14, 2016. He now joins his parents Elizabeth and Thomas Van Aarle Lynch and his great-aunt Minnie Van Aarle Kelly. Left to mourn his sudden and unexpected passing but also to remember him so fondly are his two brothers, Thomas Van Aarle (Caroline) Lynch and James (Jennie Hammett) Lynch and his three sisters, Sharon (William) Michalak, Susan (Marvin) Feingold, and Patricia Lynch. Uncle John will also be dearly missed by his nieces and nephews, Thomas V. Lynch III and Chris (Susan) Lynch, Marty Michalak, Julie (Chris) Bremer, Mark Michalak, John Michalak, Molly Feingold, John P.L. Mills, Ian S. L. Mills, and Simone Hammett-Lynch along with 10 great-nieces and nephews.
John was a 1971 graduate of St. Francis De Sales High School and subsequently earned a degree in Physics from the University of Toledo. He spent most of his career conducting studies in infrared tank identification as a civilian scientist for the U.S. Army at its Aberdeen, MD Proving Grounds.
John was an accomplished musician on both the piano and guitar. His “stage name” throughout many living room theatrical and talent show productions was Johnny Midnight. He always played the finale sing along piano rendition of New York, New York at these productions.
He had a kind, soft-spoken manner and preferred to listen much of the time. When he did interject a comment it would typically be both astute and funny. When he retired he returned to his hometown to be near his family. He loved going to the movies, making improvements to his home and was so proud of his yard. He could always be counted on to help his family in any way.
John was mechanically gifted and owned several vintage cars which he kept running long past their useful lifespans. He had a keen curiosity as well as an encyclopedic knowledge of a wide array of subjects.
Above all he was a truly kind, caring and wonderful human being who loved his family almost as much as they loved him.
There will be no visitation and funeral services will be private. Please leave a condolence message for the family at
He was the finest brother…
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Husband of Catalina Leon Manion passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 8, 2016

Michael Loftus 
Mike Manion passed away at The Toledo Hospital, May 4, 2016, surrounded by family. He was the youngest of four, born to John and Creda (O’Neill) Manion. He was a proud graduate of Central Catholic High School and attended the University of Toledo. He was devoted to his family. Michael enjoyed writing and reading poetry. He had a unique sense of humor which carried those around him through good and bad times. 
He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary (Manion) Shroyer and brother, Rev. Dominic Manion. “Oompa” leaves behind his wife of 40 years, Catalina E. (Leon) Manion; daughter, Sara E. (Manion) Sweet; grandsons, Broderick, Jamison and Sawyer Sweet; sister, Joan (Manion) Ray-Riley; sister-in-law, Virginia Webster; nieces and nephews. 
A memorial mass in Mike’s honor will be said Saturday, May 21st, 10:00 a.m. at O.L.P.H. Church, 2255 Central Grove, Toledo.
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Husband of Susan Haupricht Garling ’73 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 8, 2016

Stephen J.
Stephen J. Garling, age 60, of Waterville, Ohio passed away at home from cardiac arrest on May 4, 2016. He was born March 14, 1956, in Toledo to John and Patricia (Small) Garling. Steve was employed with the Ford Motor Company for more than 32 years retiring in 2007. He was an avid fisherman and a devoted Michigan Football fan. Steve’s greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren at Silver Lake. 
Steve is survived by his wife, Susan Garling; daughters, Stephanie (Sean McGill) Garling and Shannon (Erik) Garling-Engevik; grandchildren, Alexi, Quinn, Espen and Amaya; parents, John and Patricia Garling; brother, Tim Garling and sister, Laura Garling. Steve was preceded in death by his son, Joshua Garling.
The family will receive guests, Sunday, May 15, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Newcomer Funeral Home, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo (419-381-1900). 
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Judy Nirschl Horton ’64, sister of Karen Nirschl ’72 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 1, 2016

Judy Nirschl 
Judy Nirschl Horton, age 69 of Brookhaven, Georgia, passed away April 29, 2016, after losing her battle with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). Judy was born on November 21, 1946, in Toledo, Ohio, daughter of Al and Jane Nirschl. She is survived by her loving husband, John; sons, Jay and Adam, and grandson, Ian.
After graduating from the University of Toledo, Judy moved to Athens, Georgia, to pursue her Master of Journalism from the University of Georgia. Following graduation, Judy was hired as a speech writer for Alvin Vogtle, then Chairman of the Board of The Southern Company. This was the beginning of Judy’s remarkable career in marketing and communications. She worked in the banking industry at Trust Company and Georgia Federal Savings Bank before becoming Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Blue Cross and Shield. During this time, Judy was an active member of the Atlanta Advertising Club, serving one time as its president. Judy’s later career included consulting at Coca-Cola, Hewett, AON, and other corporations prior to turning her focus on education and establishing a Huntington Learning Center in Sandy Springs.
In private life Judy was an incredible chef, interior designer, aquarobics instructor, gardener, seamstress and homemaker. She did it all with remarkable ease, style and grace. An active parishioner, Judy also served in several ministries at the Cathedral of Christ the King.
Survivors include Judy’s husband, John Horton; son, Adam; son, Jay; daughter-in-law, Ashley; grandson, Ian; granddaughter, Dadrianna; three brothers, Joseph Nirschl and wife Sandi of Philadelphia, Rick Nirschl, Larry Nirschl and wife Mary, all of Toledo, Ohio; and sister, Karen Nirschl of Cincinnati, Ohio. Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Al and Jane Nirschl, and brother, Ron Nirschl.
A wake or calling hours will be at Kenny Hall, Cathedral of Christ the King, 2699 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, on Tuesday, May 3 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at the Cathedral of Christ the King on Wednesday, May 4 at 10:00 a.m. Mass will be immediately followed by a reception at the church, and then burial at the Monastery’s Honey Creek Woodlands, Highway 212, Conyers, Georgia at 3:00 p.m. 
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Judy’s name to the non-profit organizations below that walked alongside us during her illness.
The Visiting Nurse Health System at:
The Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) Foundation at
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Published in Toledo Blade on May 1, 2016


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