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Archive for December, 2016

Husband of Cathy Olszanski ’67 – passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on December 12, 2016

Daniel J. Richardson, former Toledo resident, passed away from complications of dementia at home in Columbus, OH on December 7, 2016. Dan was born in Detroit on May 27, 1949. He spent his early years in Farmington, MI and moved to Toledo at age 12. Dan graduated from Central Catholic High School. He married Cathy Olszanski September 17, 1971 in Washington, D.C., where he served in the Army at Walter Reed Hospital. After his discharge, they returned to Toledo where they lived until moving to Columbus in 2014. Dan retired from MCO where he worked for 30 years as a respiratory therapist. He attended UT and earned an Associate Degree from Northwestern University Medical School. Dan was an avid bowler who rolled two 300 games. He enjoyed music, golf, making people laugh, and bragging about his children. He remained a lifelong Michigander at heart, loyally supporting all Detroit and U of M sports teams.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Anne and Frank, and brother, Paul. He is survived by his wife; children, Lindsay (Randy) Parks, Erin (Brent) Welch, and Michael (Shawn Weyrich), and grandchildren, Macy, Natalie, Hailey, and Annie Welch and Asher and Zachary Parks.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at St. Brendan Church, 4475 Dublin Rd., where family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass Tuesday. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Arrangements by Schoedinger Northwest Chapel. Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice . To share memories or condolences, please visit
As published in The Blade

Funeral Home

Schoedinger Funeral Home Northwest Chapel
1740 Zollinger Road Columbus, OH 43221
(614) 457-5481

Published in Toledo Blade on Dec. 10, 2016

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Son of Dorothy English ’66 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on December 6, 2016

Thomas W. Braker, 48, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016, at Ebeid Hospice after a short battle with esophageal cancer.
Tom was born on August 4, 1968, to Dorothy (English) and Fred Braker at Griffiss AFB in Rome NY.
After graduation from Bowsher High School, Tom began working at Stanley Steamer Carpet Cleaning for 13 years and for the last 15 years he was employed by Jack Doheny Company in Michigan.
In June of 1997 he married his best friend, Julie Rutledge and together they have a son, Colby. Tom enjoyed immensely watching and participating with Colby in his Dirt Bike Racing. He was an avid fan of Notre Dame Football and the Cleveland Indians. Anyone who ever met Tom had made a true friend forever.
He is survived by his wife, Julie; son, Colby; mother, Dorothy (John) Luetzow;
father, Fred (Becky) Braker; sister, Catherine Braker and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Special thanks to all of his close friends who supported Tom on this
Visitation will be from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2016, at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Avenue with a memorial service to follow at 8:00 p.m.
Memorials may be made to ProMedica Hospice. Condolences may be shared with the family at
As published in The Bladelogo

Funeral Home

Walker Funeral Home & Crematory
5155 West Sylvania Avenue Toledo, OH 43623
(419) 841-2422

Published in Toledo Blade on Dec. 6, 2016

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