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Father of Leslie Gonzalez ’86 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on June 30, 2018

(News story) Victor J. Gonzalez, Jr., who protected six U.S. presidents as a Secret Service agent and led the agency in a $2 million counterfeit money sting, died June 16. He was 81.

Mr. Gonzalez was on a road trip to pick up a dog when his heart failed at a hotel in Joplin City, Mo., his son, Mitchell Gonzalez, said.

Born to Victor Gonzalez, Sr., and Juana Gonzalez Cruz on June 21, 1936, Mr. Gonzalez grew up in Humacao, Puerto Rico, before his family moved to New York City, Mitchell Gonzalez said.

He graduated from Stuyvesant High School, a high-achieving public school in New York, and Bloomfield College. After serving in the Army, he later earned a law degree from Inter-American University in San Juan.

While working for the Internal Revenue Service, Mr. Gonzalez was recruited to the Secret Service as the first Puerto Rican native to serve as a regular agent. In his first year, he accompanied President John F. Kennedy on a trip to Costa Rica, marking the first trip by a sitting president to Latin America.

With fluency in Spanish, Mr. Gonzalez rose in the ranks to lead the agency’s San Juan office. After his son expressed interest in attending Ohio State University, Mr. Gonzalez moved to Toledo to make his son’s dream possible. He later transferred to the University of Toledo.

Often a host to diplomats and U.S. politicians, Mr. Gonzalez traveled across the world with sitting presidents, including a tour of seven European countries with President Richard Nixon and a fact-finding trip in Latin America with former Vice President Nelson Rockefeller.

But much of the work of local Secret Service offices involves forged government documents, counterfeit money, and background checks on federal employees.

In 1982, he led the department in a bust that recovered $2 million in falsified bills, leading to the arrest of several people operating a counterfeit ring. A photo that appeared in The Blade showed Mr. Gonzalez holding stacks of $20s beside suitcases brimming with bills.

“He liked being in charge,” his son said. “Some things he couldn’t talk about. Some things he could.”

After leaving the agency, he served as a county prosecutor and went into private practice.

But outside of his work protecting diplomats and cracking down on criminals, Mr. Gonzalez could often be found dancing throughout the house with his late wife to Spanish salsa music, a tribute to their shared Puerto Rican heritage.

Mr. Gonzalez is survived by his second wife, Kathy Hynes Gonzalez; daughter, Leslie J. Knight; son, Mitchell Gonzalez, and three grandchildren.

His service will take place at 11 a.m. Aug. 4 at the Cornerstone Chapel in Leesburg, Va.

This is a news story by Hailey Fuchs. Contact her at, 419-724-6050, or on Twitter @Hailey_Fuchs.

Published in Toledo Blade on June 29, 2018

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Mother of Mary Pat ’69, Bridget ’71, Colleen ’74 and Sheila ’84 (daughter-in-law Stacey Koepfer ’81) Leonard passed away.

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on June 20, 2018

Claramae Leonard

The former Claramae Linenkugel passed away June 19, 2018 at Lakes of Monclova. The daughter of Henry and Irene (Fleck) Linenkugel, she was born October 21, 1927 in Toledo. Claramae graduated from Immaculate Conception Grade School and Central Catholic High School. While at Central she perfected her famous basketball moves and met many of her lifelong friends. She shared years of companionship with “The Girls”. They enjoyed bunco, bridge, bowling, lunches and a bit of traveling. During this time she also met Joseph W. Leonard, Sr. who became the love of her life. They were married October 1, 1949 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Toledo. Claramae left Mary Manse College to become a stay-at-home mom a few years later. Claramae and Joe had five children.

Joe and Claramae were founding members of St. Patricks of Heatherdowns parish. Claramae enjoyed volunteering at St. Pat’s. She was a Girl Scout Leader, eucharistic minister, funeral lunch volunteer and White Elephant Booth attendant. Claramae went back to the University of Toledo in 1984 and received her Bachelor’s degree in Education on June 15, 1991 at the age of 63. She was a substitute teacher at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School for over 15 years. Claramae loved nothing more than being with her entire family on holidays. Renditions of the 12 Days of Christmas were legendary. She would also sing Happy Birthday to every member of the family on their special day in her special way. She was the sweetest person ever.

Claramae is survived by her husband, Joe; brother, Paul Linenkugel; sisters-in-law, Jan Linenkugel and Jean Linenkugel; children, Mary Pat (John) Nahacky, Bridget (Jim) Marlow, Colleen (Jeff) Kander, Joe (Stacey) Leonard, Jr., and Sheila (Matthew) Wright; grandchildren, Sam (Katie) Marlow, Charlie (Jess) Marlow, Betsy (Tim) Root, Nick Marlow, Brent Kander, Ryan (Ashley) Kander, Erin (Max) Malone, Sean Kander, Melissa (Anthony) Frogameni, Kaitlin (Shravan) Leonard-Murali, Joe Leonard, III, Connor Wright and Kyle Wright; great-grandchildren, Sophie and Savanna Kander, James and Will Root, Emmett and Alyssa Marlow, Matthew and Michael Kander, Ella Frogameni, Janie Claramae Marlow, and Baby Malone on the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Hank; sister, Mern Wester; and brother-in-law, Joe Wester.

She was also preceded in death by her Leonard-in-laws; Naomi and Jack Beverlin, Dorthy and Bill Sanderson, Mary Jane and Norman Oaks, Peg and Forrest Bunner, Jim Leonard, Mabel and Curt Borer, Eleanor and Bob Ruch, Pat Leonard, and Mike Leonard.

Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Friday, June 22nd from 2-8 p.m. where a Scripture Service will be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 23rd beginning at 10:30 a.m., in the mortuary, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church at 11 a.m. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the Staff at the Lakes of Monclova for truly caring about our mother.

Donations can be made in Claramae’s name to St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Parish. Please view and sign our online “guest registry” at

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Funeral Home

Coyle Funeral Home
1770 S Reynolds Rd Toledo, OH 43614
(419) 865-1295

Published in Toledo Blade from June 20 to June 21, 2018

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Father of Cynthia ’73, Monica ’75 & Angela ’77 Langevin passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on June 5, 2018

Thomas Raymond Langevin Obituary

Thomas Raymond Langevin, 87, of Lakeland, FL formerly of Maumee, OH went peacefully home to the Lord on Friday, June 1, 2018, at Good Shepherd Hospice House in Lakeland, FL. Born on June 24, 1930, Tom was the second child of William and Hilda (Hohl) Langevin of Rossford, OH.

Upon graduating from Rossford High School, Tom enlisted in the US Navy where he proudly served his country during the Korean War on the USS Meeker County, a tank landing ship (LST-980), as an Engineman Second Class between 1948 and 1952. After receiving an Honorable Discharge from the Navy, he worked at Libbey-Owens-Ford in Rossford, OH for 37 years. Retiring in 1989, Tom later enjoyed researching the history of the USS Meeker County and organizing reunions for the sailors, thereby connecting people and reuniting old friends who served on that ship throughout her history.

Tom was active in sports throughout his youth and carried that interest throughout his life. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, golfing, and coaching Little League in Maumee, OH. He was faithful to his beloved Detroit Tigers in both good times and in bad – eventually moving in 1998 to Lakeland, FL which is home to the Tigers’ spring training camp. When he wasn’t busy keeping his yard and garden plants in order, watching sports on television was a favorite pastime.

Tom married the love of his life, Margaret M. Armbruster of Perrysburg, OH on July 10, 1953 at St. Rose Church. She survives. Tom also leaves behind his six loving children: Cynthia Lafferty (Gary) of Lakeland, FL; Thomas Langevin (Sandie) of Perrysburg, OH; Monica Langevin (Tony McRae) of Rockingham, NC; Angela Langevin of Lambertville, MI; John Langevin (Peggy) of Peachtree City, GA; and the Rev. Paul Langevin OFM Conv. of Milwaukee, WI. He will be missed dearly by his five grandchildren, Zachary Asbury (Shannon), Jason Langevin (Elizabeth), Jennifer Justen (Michael), Taylor Langevin, and Julia Langevin as well as his five great-grandchildren, Nicholas Justen, Emmeline Langevin, Grant Justen, Genevieve Langevin, and Peyton Asbury. Tom is also survived by his brothers and sister: Vincent Langevin (Agnes) of Rossford, OH; Michael Langevin (Judy) of McCormick, SC; Tina Lingenfelder (Richard) of Roseville, CA. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews as well. He was preceded in death by his infant son; both his parents; his brother, William Langevin (Violet) (Gail of Corinth, MS); and many Armbruster family in-laws.

Tom was a man of faith who was dedicated to his wife and family, and to serving the needs of others as a Knight of Columbus, a past president of the St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. Joseph Church, Maumee, OH, and a Eucharistic Minister at St. Anthony Church, Lakeland, FL. His passing is softened in knowing God has welcomed him to His side forever.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to all those at Good Shepherd Hospice House of Lakeland, FL for their compassionate and dignified care given to Tom and the Langevin family.

Friends will be received Friday, June 8, 2018 from 3-8 p.m. at Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St., Maumee, OH with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Prayers will be recited in the funeral home, Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 9:15 a.m. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Maumee, OH with burial immediately following at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Lakeland, FL where Tom was a parishioner the past 20 years. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Tom’s memory be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 3450 Lakeland Hills Boulevard, Lakeland, FL 33805 or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be made online to the family at:

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Published in Toledo Blade on June 5, 2018

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Mother of Donna ’65, Charlene ’69, Margaret ’74, Regina ’78, Michelle 84 Reger (and daughter-in-law Susan Miller ’72) passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on June 5, 2018

Adele Marie Reger

Born Adele Marie Slack on June 14, 1927, the widow of Charles J. Reger, passed away on June 2, 2018 in Hospice of Northwest Ohio where her family kept vigil by her side.

Adele and Charles married upon his return from WWII. Adele was the mother of seven children and helped her husband, who after the War succeeded his father as the proprietor of Reger’s Church Supplies, formerly located on Erie Street in Toledo. Adele could be found working behind the counter of the family store that catered to the Catholic churches of northwest Ohio. She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed making her children’s wedding dresses, baptismal clothes, and running a very active household. Adele loved her family dearly, and they all, to this day, gather regularly for family milestones and holidays with the Reger Family Christmas Eve being the most noteworthy on the calendar. She was a long-time member of St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Parish, where each of her children and many of her grandchildren attended school.

Adele is survived by her seven children: Donna Engwert-Loyd, Charles (Kathy Jo) Reger, Charlene (John) Gintzel, Mark (Susan) Reger, Margaret (Timothy) Story, Regina (James) Layman, and Michele (Ryan) Saunders. Adele is also survived by her 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and her loyal feline friend and companion, Charlie. The legacy of Adele and Charles Reger will live on forever in the hearts of their loving family, who miss them both dearly.

The family will receive guests at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Wednesday, June 6th from 4-8 p.m. where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 7th beginning at 9:30 a.m., in the mortuary, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church at 10 a.m. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Hospice of Northwest Ohio & Kingston of Perrysburg for their compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Please view and sign our online “guest registry” at:

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Published in Toledo Blade from June 4 to June 5, 2018

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Father of Christine Conyers ’83 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on June 5, 2018

David P. Conyers Obituary

David P. Conyers, born September 15th, 1937, in Shawano, WI, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the Ebeid Hospice Center surrounded by his loving family after fighting a valiant battle with Multiple Myeloma and heart disease. David was the son of the late David K. and Frances E. (Ertel) Conyers.

Dave graduated from Central Catholic High School, then the University of Toledo in 1960 with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering where he met Kathy Talaska, his love of 58 years.

Dave had a lengthy career at Owens-Illinois Inc., starting part-time in 1955, going full time in 1957. Dave was assigned to pilot plant operations were he developed his skills to become a well recognized quality assurance expert. His career would take him from Toledo to Fairmont and Huntington, West Virginia, then Hayward, California, and eventually back home to Toledo. After a career of over 30 years with O-I, Dave then did international consulting for several more years for O-I, eventually retiring in 1991.

Dave was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish of Sylvania where he ushered. He also volunteered at the St. Louis Soup Kitchen, the Franciscan Care Center and Mobile Meals. He was a member of Brandywine Country Club and enjoyed playing golf. He also supervised the Men’s Golf League at Bedford Hills for several years. When not on the course he was on his boat. Dave and Kathy were members of Bay View and Maumee River Yacht Clubs. He named one of his boats Time Further Out, an album by his favorite jazz artist, Dave Brubeck.

Dave is survived by his wife of 58 years, Kathryn; son, Gregory (Cindy); daughters, Elizabeth Buckingham, Christine (Mike) Glenn; and grandchildren, Bradley and Bryan; sisters, Mary Kay Duggan and Jane Fitzpatrick. He was preceded in death by his parents, David K. (Frances) Conyers; and son, Douglas Conyers.

Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Tuesday, June 5th from 4-8 p.m. where a Scripture Service will be held at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 6th at St. Joseph Church, Sylvania at 10 a.m. Interment will be private.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to the St. Louis Soup Kitchen or to St. Joseph School, Tuition Assistance Program. Please view and sign our online “guest registry” at:

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Published in Toledo Blade from June 4 to June 5, 2018

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Father of Sharon ’72 & Carolyn ’73 Beham passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on June 4, 2018

Rudolph M. Beham Obituary

News story) Rudolph M. Beham, 88, who made a career at the Libbey-Owens-Ford plant in Rossford after Marine Corps service in the Korean War that included the brutal Battle of Chosin Reservoir, died Thursday at his South Toledo home.

He had kidney failure and had undergone dialysis for five years, his son Joe said, yet remained at the home he built about 65 years ago in the former Adams Township.

Mr. Beham was born June 12, 1929, to Theresa and Josef Beham, the youngest of four. His parents came to the United States from Germany, where his siblings were born.

He grew up in West Toledo and was a graduate of DeVilbiss High School. In June, 1948, he enlisted in the Marines. Months after the Korean War began, in September, 1950, he landed at Inchon with the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines. The fierce battle at Chosin followed in November, with U.N. troops vastly outnumbered by Chinese forces. Temperatures dipped to 30 below, and colder.

“It deeply affected him, because he got night tremors at times his whole life,” his son said.

Mr. Beham suffered frostbite and witnessed casualties – from enemy and friendly fire.

“As a 21-year-old, what they saw and went through was pretty intense,” his son said. “He was able to compartmentalize it, and maybe it caused him to love people that much more. He had a smile that was incredible. Anyone who met him will say he was a gentle sweet human being.”

Mr. Beham was discharged in March, 1952, as a sergeant. In 2014 he went on an Honor Flight with his sons Joe and Rick and Joe’s father-in-law Joe Schweickert. They visited the Korean War, World War II, and Vietnam War memorials and Arlington National Cemetery.

He became a journeyman at Toledo Pipe Threading, where he met his wife, Betty, who worked in the office. For 36 years at L-O-F, he worked on the molds used to create glass for car doors, retiring in 1991.

“It was a great factory job, steady, and he worked dutifully every day,” his son Joe said. “He did what he had to do to support seven kids.”

Surviving are his wife, the former Elizabeth Heintschel, whom he married Sept. 12, 1953; daughters Sharon Leveton, Carolyn Beham, and Barbara Thomas; sons Robert, Ronald, Dr. Richard, and Joseph Beham; brother, Walter Beham; 14 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Walker Funeral Home, Sylvania Township. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Little Flower Church, where he was a member.

The family suggests tributes to Little Flower Parish, Wounded Warrior Project, or Heartbeat of Toledo.

This is a news story by Mark Zaborney. Contact him at or 419-724-6182.

Published in Toledo Blade on June 3, 2018

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Mother of Janet Nagy ’73 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on June 4, 2018

Virginia E. (Zolciak) Nagy Obituary

Virginia E. (Zolciak) Nagy, 87, of Perrysburg, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Season’s Retirement Community in Cincinnati, OH, surrounded by her loving family. Virginia was born August 4, 1930 in Toledo, OH to Joseph and Paulina (Lyskawa) Zolciak. Virginia married the love of her life, Frank Nagy on September 25, 1954; they were married for 57 years. Frank preceded her in death on May 30, 2013. Her son, Dr. Paul D. Nagy and infant children, Louis Frank and Mary Frances, also preceded Virginia in death.

Virginia earned her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Bachelor of Education in Home Economics from the University of Toledo. Her senior year Virginia’s picture was on the cover of the National Home Economics Journal where her article on “Home Economics Career in the Making” was featured. After graduation, she taught at Waite High School for five years and then worked as a clinical dietitian at St. Charles Hospital. After raising her family, she continued her career at Riverside Hospital in the Women, Infants, and Children Program, educating young expectant mothers on the importance of nutrition.

She was an active member of St. Rose Church, volunteering on numerous committees and at one time was the Girl Scout Leader for St. Rose. She was a member of the National Dietetics Association and the Ohio Dietetics Association, of which she was a former President.

Outside of work, you could find Virginia listening to the opera, watching the Detroit Tigers, cross-country skiing, walking in the park and was always up for a challenging game of Bridge. In addition to all her interests, activities, and travels, most important to her was her love for family, friends and the pleasure of knowing no one left her home hungry. On Christmas, she also enjoyed the Polish custom of hiding a Christmas pickle ornament for her family on the tree.

Virginia is survived by her children, Janet M. Nagy; and Dr. Thomas F. (Diane) Nagy; daughter-in-law, Ellen (Paul, dec’d) Nagy; grandchildren, Caroline Page (fiancé Rob Richardson), William “Tripper” Page, Elizabeth Page; Hannah (Ryan) Smith and Simon Nagy; step-grandchildren, Amie (Brad) Haller and Carrie (Rob) Beckman; and seven great-step-grandchildren.

Friends will be received Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 4-8 p.m. at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, OH (419-874-3133) where a scripture service will be held at 7 p.m. Prayers will be recited in the funeral home on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. with a Funeral Mass to follow at St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 E. Front Street, Perrysburg, OH 43551 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made in Virginia’s name to St. Rose Catholic Church Building Fund or Hospice of Cincinnati. Condolences may be made online to the family at

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Published in Toledo Blade from June 3 to June 5, 2018

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