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Mother of Mary Pat ’73, Kathleen ’76, Laura ’79 Radocy passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 31, 2018

Dorothy Mae (Hart) Radocy Obituary

Dorothy Mae (Hart) Radocy, age 94, of Toledo, passed away on May 21, 2018 at Ohio Living Swan Creek.

She was a founding member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, where she attended grade school. She was a graduate of Libbey High School and the University of Toledo, where she received her Master’s Degree in Education. Dorothy spent her career teaching for Toledo Public Schools. She loved world travel with her daughter’s family, with her favorite being her four trips to Venice, Italy. She volunteered for Helping Hands of St. Louis and Read for Literacy. Dorothy enjoyed bowling and was an avid bridge player at the Maumee Senior Center and with friends. Dorothy was always interested in cultural experiences and events. She never missed a baseball game and was a loyal Toledo Mud Hens and Detroit Tigers fan. She also thoroughly enjoyed attending all of her grandchildren’s activities in Michigan, California and Toledo.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her loving husband, Emery “Jim”; daughter, Laura McDonald; siblings, Paul and Jerry Hart and Barbara Stevens. She is survived by her children, John (Susan) Radocy, Mary Pat (John Kagel) Radocy, Kathy Rotterdam; grandchildren, Matt (Amanda), Chris (Meghan), Anne, Joe (Sara), Laura (Garrett Hill), Molly, Pat, Maleah; great-grandchildren, Emery and Norah, Pierce and Jack, Quinn and Gregory and Luke and Noah; and sister-in-law, June Hart.

Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Saturday, May 26th from 11 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 1 p.m. Interment will be private.

The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the Staff at Ohio Living Swan Creek for their appreciation of her zest for life.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or to the Helping Hands of St. Louis. Please view and sign our online “guest registry” at

View the online memorial for Dorothy Mae (Hart) Radocy

Published in Toledo Blade on May 24, 2018

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