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Archive for March, 2018

Father of Kay ’66, Jean ’67, Susan ’70 and Cynthia Floyd ’83 passed away.

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 27, 2018

Edward Dresser Floyd Obituary

Edward Dresser Floyd, age 92 of Whitehouse, OH passed away on March 23, 2018.

He was born to Edward Leroy and Vivian Rae (Dresser) Floyd on March 7, 1926. He was a graduate of Waite High School and then went on to serve his country proudly in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII. Ed was only home from the military a couple of weeks when he met the most beautiful woman at the Trianon Ballroom. That was when history was made and he married Lois Dorothy Murphy on July 12, 1947, and together they raised 10 children. He spent his career working for Libbey Owens Ford as a Shift Electrician Supervisor for over 34 years, where he invented numerous patents for the glass manufacturing industry which are still in use today. Ed was a devout Catholic and was very committed to his faith. He was a lifetime member of the Catholic church and a longtime member of St. Joseph Church in Maumee. He was able to fix or build almost anything. He obtained his pilot’s license and loved to fly with his military buddies, friends and family.

Ed was preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years, Lois; his parents, brother, Jim; and grandson, Nicolas Iorio. He is survived by his children, Kay (Charles) Gifford, Jeane Swemba, Dr. Edward J. (Susan) Floyd, Susan (Timothy) Iorio, Michael Floyd, Laura (David) Rahanian, Amy (Rob Brown) Goins, Lisa Armstrong, Patrick (Clare) Floyd and Cindy (Charles) Skeens; sister, Mary Corese Floyd, S.N.D., 20 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and his faithful dog, Dottie.

Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Sunday, March 25 from 2-8 p.m., where a Scripture Service will be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 26 beginning at 9:30 a.m., in the mortuary, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Joseph Church, Maumee at 10 a.m. Interment Whitehouse Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Gretchen, Mary, Jayme and Tom for their commitment and loyalty to Ed.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or the Sisters of Notre Dame. Please view sign our online “guest registry” at CoyleFuneralHome.com

www.coylefuneralhome.com

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Published in Toledo Blade on Mar. 24, 2018

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Ginny Puhl ’67 Passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 22, 2018

irginia Ann “Ginny” Puhl(1949 – 2017)

Virginia Ann “Ginny” Puhl

Virginia Ann “Ginny” Puhl age 67 of Maumee, Ohio went to be with the Lord on July 3, 2017 after a long standing illness and more recently, cancer. She was born in Perrysburg, OH on July 30, 1949 to Louis J. and Viola J. (Borck) Puhl. Ginny graduated from McAuley High School in 1966.

Surviving are her sisters, Carolyn “Carrie” Reimer and Patricia (Nelson) Pfleghaar; sister-in-law, Sharon Puhl and many nieces and nephews. Ginny was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Thomas and David Puhl and sister, Laura Puhl.

The funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 104 W. Broadway St., Maumee on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee. Online condolences may be shared at walkerfuneralhomes.com

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Published in Toledo Blade on July 6, 2017

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Joan English ’67 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 22, 2018

Joan E. English(1949 – 2018)

Joan E. English

Joan E. English, 68, of Ft Lauderdale, FL and formerly of Toledo, OH, passed away on January 1, 2018 after a short illness.

She was born April 28, 1949 to Thomas and Gladys (Mohr) English. She graduated from McAuley High School in 1967.

She is survived by sisters, Jean (Bob) McKee, Chris Harrigan, Kathy Schultz of Toledo, OH and Dorothy (John) Luetzow of Seminole, FL and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Tom English and nephew, Tommy Braker.

She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

A memorial will be held at a later date.

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Published in Toledo Blade on Jan. 7, 2018

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Regina Schneider Arps ’62 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 19, 2018

Regina S. Arps Obituary

Port Charlotte, FL

Regina Schneider Arps, 73, of Port Charlotte, FL, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017, at her Port Charlotte residence.

Regina was born February 20, 1944, in Toledo, Ohio, to the late Lee A. and Catherine T. Schneider. Regina met and married William V. “Bill” Arps, and together, left their native Toledo for Greenville, South Carolina where they raised two daughters. Regina, a former Legal Secretary, retired with her husband Bill to Port Charlotte in 2007, where they had been wintering since 2005. She enjoyed many activities, but none more than weekly Friday night fish dinner with friends, exercising at Curves’, weekly Bingo night, Tuesday Bridge Club at the Port Charlotte Cultural Center, and regular visits to the Punta Gorda Elk’s Lodge and Port Charlotte Loyal Order of Moose.

In addition to her parents, Regina was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Henry, in 2017. She is survived by her beloved husband of 52 years, William V. “Bill” Arps, and daughter Kelli Carlton of Greenville, SC; son-in-law, husband of Karen, John Henry of Greenville, SC; four grandchildren, Zak, Taylor, Samantha, and Sawyer; and one sister.

The Arps family invites friends to attend a Celebration of Life gathering for Regina, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 10th, 2017, at the Green Valley Country Club located at 225 Green Valley Road, Greenville, SC 29617.

In lieu of flowers, to honor Regina, memorial giving is suggested to the American Cancer Society, 2970 University Parkway Suite 104, Sarasota, FL 34243, or online at www.cancer.org .

Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Homes & Crematory, Port Charlotte Chapel.

Published in The Greenville News on June 7, 2017

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Mother of Mary Beth Dibling ’68 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 18, 2018

Mary Catherine (Gavigan) Dibling Obituary

Mary Catherine (Gavigan) Dibling

Maumee’s “Uptown Girl” as coined by the late Dennis McCarthy, died February 27, 2018 at the age of 90. Mary spent 40 years in uptown Maumee, working in the family business, Dibling Floor Covering. She retired at age 80. Mary was a longtime treasurer of MUBA and involved in the many community projects sponsored by the business group. Other past involvements include the Maumee Senior Center, St. Joseph’s Church, Maumee River Yacht Club, and served as president of St. John’s High School Mothers Club. Mary was a proud 1945 graduate of Central Catholic High School and attended Mary Manse College. She taught third grade at St. Joseph before leaving to help run the family business

Mary and Edward James “Jim” were married in 1949 at the Rosary Catherdral. He passed in 2001. She is survived by Mary Beth (David) Rumer, Tom (Dianne) Woggon and Michael (Karen); grandchildren, Katie Wiercinski, Bridget and Brian Rumer, Andrew, Matt, Nicole and Ashley Dibling and 3 great-grandchildren.

The family would to thank Hospice of Northwest Ohio, and the best friend anyone could have, Denisha Jacobs.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 on Friday, March 23, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Maumee, Ohio. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Joseph Catholic Church or Ursuline Convent in Toledo. Online condolences may be given at

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Published in Toledo Blade from Mar. 6 to Mar. 18, 2018

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Mother of Susan ’69, Mary Caye ’70, Lynn ’72 & Janet McCann ’73 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 17, 2018

Susanne McCann Clees Obituary

Susanne McCann Clees, 88 of Toledo, died at home on Friday, March 9, 2018 after a brief battle with cancer. She was born November 5, 1929 in Chicago, IL to Thomas and Marie Hanton.

Susanne worked for years as a Market Research Consultant then as an accomplished Salesperson for the Lion Store of Toledo. Her children nicknamed her “the fashion police”. Susanne was a lifelong volunteer in her church, her children’s various schools and at MCO. Her family, books and sewing were her passions. The christening gown she handmade for her first child has been worn by three generations. Our friends always felt like they were home because Susanne was so warm and approachable.Susanne is survived by her husband of 16 years, Donald Clees, “she filled my heart with love”; children, Susan McCann, Mary Caye McCann, Lynn (Dan) McCarty, Janet (Steve) Kyle, Jim (Julie) McCann, Brian (Margaret) McCann; daughter by choice, Barbara Hertzsch; stepsons, Don (Nina) Clees and Tom (Janet) Clees; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, as well as sister, Patricia Dawkins and sister-in-law, Marianne Hanton. Susanne was predeceased by husband, James J. McCann and brother, Thomas Hanton.There are not enough words of gratitude to thank the amazing and caring people at Promedica Toledo Hospital and Hospice of Northwest Ohio. You gave our Susanne the gift of dignity. A warm thank you to Susanne’s friend, Trisha, for the beautiful visual, “she is now dancing in the cosmos”.Visitation will take place at Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds on Friday, March 16 from 2-8 p.m. with sharing at 7 p.m. Funeral Services will be Saturday, March 17 at St. Patrick’s of Heatherdowns Church at 10 a.m. where the family will receive friends beginning at 9 a.m.Donations may be made to either Hospice of Northwest Ohio or St. Patrick’s of Heatherdowns Church. Please view and sign the guest registry at

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Published in Toledo Blade from Mar. 14 to Mar. 15, 2018

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Kathryn Humphrey Current ’62 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 16, 2018

 

Kathryn E. Current, 74, of Fort Wayne, died March 14, 2018 at Parkview Memorial Hospital. Kathryn was born February 22, 1944 in Tuscola, IL to the late Henry and Frances Humphrey. She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and was the co-founder of Current Mechanical Inc. She was a member of Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Kathryn is survived by her husband of 52 years, Robert; sons, Timothy J (Dusti) Current of New Haven, IN, Ted R (Kathy) Current and Thomas M (Heidi) Current both of Fort Wayne, IN; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild; brother, Mike (Garnet) Humphrey; sisters, Elaine (Clem) Suski and Delia (Gary) Parker; sister-in-law Marlene Humphrey. Kathryn was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Humphrey. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Monday, March 19, 2018 at Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 4916 Trier Rd with calling one hour prior. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2pm – 4pm and 6pm – 8pm at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne, with a rosary at 3:30 pm. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame or Masses. To sign the online guest book, go to http://www.divinemercyfuneralhome.com.

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Tricia Kobylak ’87 Passed away – Daughter of Anita Eisel Kobylak ’62, Sister of Trudy Kobylak Turner ’84

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 13, 2018

Tricia Lynn Kobylak

Tricia Lynn Kobylak, age 48, departed this life on Monday, March 5, 2018 with her loving sister, Trudy Kobylak, by her side in Wilmington, NC. She was born to Ronald and Anita (Eisel) Kobylak on September 17, 1969 and began her life in Maumee, OH. The family embarked on their adventure together that began in a pop-up camper in Monclova, OH, that eventually became their beautiful home on Salisburg Road. Trish attended grade school at St. Joseph’s of Maumee and St. Joan of Arc Schools. From there, she attended McAuley High School. She graduated from Christian Brothers College in Memphis, TN where she became a Certified Public Accountant. Eventually, she relocated to New Jersey and worked as a controller for Sixth Avenue Electronics and later a Mazda Car Dealership. Most recently, she was working toward a teaching degree. While in New Jersey, she developed many solid friends who became a part of her extended family, especially Ellen Booker, Nadine Geoffrey and Jimmy Geoffrey and their families. She became the proud godmother of John Geoffrey, age 12; Becca Geoffrey, age 12; and Max Booker, age 11. Because Tricia so loved being near the ocean, she was planning a move to Wilmington, NC in April 2015. This was delayed by a diagnosis of an aggressive form of cancer. She started treatments in New Jersey, and with the help of her New Jersey family, she was able to make the move to Wilmington, where her sister and others were able to continue to help her in her hard fought battle against cancer. Tricia lived life to the fullest. Her many interests included photography, music, cooking, The Cleveland Browns, Michigan Wolverines, and reading a good book on the beach. She was always looking for ways to make people happy. Her family will always cherish the way Tricia had a unique way of bringing joy to others. She went as far as becoming an ordained minister so that she could surprise her younger brother and older sister at each of their wedding ceremonies. She performed the ceremony! Trish is survived by her parents, Ronald and Anita Kobylak; her sister, Trudy Kobylak (Mark Turner, husband); brother, Scott Kobylak (Diana); and Scott and Diana’s children, Tyler, Landon and Mallory.

A Mass to celebrate Trish’s life will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 1 p.m. followed by a gathering of friends and family at the Elks in Maumee.

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Published in Toledo Blade from Mar. 11 to Mar. 12, 2018

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Kristina Bollin Kelso ’85 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 3, 2018

Kristina Bollin Kelso Obituary

Kristina Bollin Kelso

Over 11 years ago, Kristina Bollin Kelso was blessed with one of the greatest gifts one can receive. An anonymous family suffering through an unimaginable tragedy, donated their child’s lungs so Kristina could have a second chance at life. From that point forward, she did not waste a single moment.

Alongside her husband Paul, Kristina became a tireless proponent of organ donation while raising her son and daughter, Jake and Tatum. She was a Mentor at the Lung Transplant Foundation and a Support Group Administrator at Duke University Hospital in North Carolina. All who knew her will never forget her indomitable spirit and her adopted rallying cry of “Just Breathe…”

Heartbreakingly, Kristina lost her second life on February 21, 2018. The family will forever be grateful for the time they were able to spend with her, thanks to the incredible healthcare she received throughout the years up to her final moments. She loved music, nature and animals. Kristina was an Artist, but above all, she would want to be remembered for what she was put on earth to do, be a mother. She touched everyone she met in a special way, but the life changing impact she had on her children, will always be her most meaningful legacy. Kristina was determined to have her babies and raise them, despite the odds. That intense determination is what allowed her to realize her dream and her family will be eternally grateful for the sacrifices she made.

Kristina was preceded in death by her father, Fred A. Bollin and her mother-in-law, Geri Kelso. Kristina is survived by her husband, Paul Kelso; daughter, Tatum Kelso and son, Jake Kelso; her mother, Mary Lou Bollin, father-in-law Robert Kelso and his son Brent Kelso; as well as her brother Fred Bollin, his wife Stephany Bollin, and their daughter, McKenna Bollin.

There will be a celebration of her life in Boca Raton, FL on or around March 17th, with details to follow on social media. There will also be a service in Toledo, on a date to be determined.

Kristina attended The Ohio State University and was a Graduate of Lourdes University.

Donations can be made to the Lung Transplant Foundation https://lungtransplantfoundation.org/donate/ in Kristina’s name or you can consider donating to help with Kristina’s final hospital expenses at this gofundme page here https://www.gofundme.com/in-memory-of-kristina-kelso All donations collected from this campaign in excess of the final hospital expenses will be given to the Lung Transplant Foundation.

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Published in Toledo Blade on Feb. 25, 2018

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Lori Bancer Verreault ’87 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 2, 2018

Lori (Bancer) Verreault Obituary
Lori (BANCER) VERREAULT

With broken hearts we announce the sudden passing of Lori, on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at the age of 48. Loving wife of Denis for 14 years; devoted mother of the late Jacob Bancer (2016), Jeremy Bancer and D.J. Verreault; dear daughter of Jack and Susan Bancer and the late Lorraine. Missed by her siblings, in-laws, nieces and nephews. Lori was a graduate of the Mercy School of Nursing and was universally beloved by her co-workers at BryLin Hospital in Buffalo, NY. Lori will be remembered for her caring and compassionate nature and her passion for nursing.

Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at Morse & Son Funeral Home, 5917 Main Street, Niagara Falls, ON Thursday from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Funeral Mass will follow at St. Michaels Catholic Church, 310 Central Avenue, Fort Erie, ON at 1 p.m. Rite of Committal will follow at St. Paul’s Anglican Church Cemetery. In memory of Lori, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at:

www.morseandson.com

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Published in Toledo Blade from Nov. 25 to Nov. 28, 2017

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