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Archive for October, 2021

Father of Cathy ’72, Karen ’73 and Barbara Durham ’77 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 20, 2021

Daniel Durham
Obituary for Daniel Durham
Daniel Durham left us on October 5, 2021 surrounded by his loving children.

Dan was born 92 years ago to Lawrence and Bernice Durham (Hill) in Toledo, Ohio. The youngest boy of seven children, he told his siblings when he first met Alice Gleespen, that they would love her so much, because he did. Dan and Alice were married in 1951. They had a lovely life with good friends, travel and the joy of family. They were married for 65 years, beginning their life as he served in the Army, and retiring together after he served as a Toledo firefighter for 26 years.

Our dad’s presence was like the songs he sang to us – infusing our background with a little humor, love, tenderness and entertainment. Nearly every day, he’d break out in a song – amusing us as children and connecting us as adults. At special events, we’d sing his favorites, on a visit or the phone; we’d listen to a few songs or sing along together. After mom left us, he sang so many love songs — we knew he was always thinking of her.

An environmentalist before it was popular; he taught us to use resources wisely and was steadfastly opposed to waste. He found joy in everything from his gardening and cooking to taking rides along the riverbank or shooting bank shots and clearing a pool table.

We learned from his wise words and observant and helpful nature. We admired his resilience in living independently for all these many years, and in these last few months; we witnessed the sweet gratitude he gave to his rehab team. They all loved his charm and beautiful blue eyes.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Lawrence Jr. and Donald and sisters Dorothy Woods, Cora Morey, Eva Mae Clancy and his wife Alice Durham.

He is survived by his children – Cathy (Bruce) Wilson, Karen (John) Heinrichs, Barbara (Tony) Hirsch, and Daniel (Joan) Durham, his 9 grand-children and 4 great-grandchildren, sister Bernice Deering and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass will be on October 16 at St. Patrick’s of Heatherdowns Church, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd. at 11:00 a.m. with an hour of visitation prior at 10:00 a.m. We respectfully request that masks be worn. The Mass will also be live streamed via St. Patrick’s of Heatherdowns YouTube channel. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

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Mary Caye McCann ’70 passed away. (Sister of Susan ’69, Lynn ’72 and Janet ’73)

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 8, 2021

Mary Caye McCann

November 27, 1952 ~ October 3, 2021 (age 68) & ServicesTribute Wall


Mary Caye McCann, 68, of Toledo, OH, passed away Sunday, October 3, 2021, at her home from the M.S. she battled for many years with family by her side.

She was born November 27, 1952, in Chicago, Illinois to James and Susanne (Hanton) McCann.

A 1970 McAuley High School graduate. Mary Caye worked at Ohio Citizens for over 10 years and then at age 32 she went to The University of Toledo to complete her degree and attain her CPA. Mary Caye loved spending time with her nieces and nephews and proudly displayed her license plate (Fav Ant). She was an accomplished artist and enjoyed reading books, in later years through audio books.  Mary Caye’s MS caused her early retirement in 2001 from Creative Solutions as VP-Project Manager.

Mary Caye is survived by her family, siblings, Susan McCann; Lynn (Dan) McCarty; Janet (Steve) Kyle; Jim (Julie) McCann; Brian (Margaret) McCann; Barbara Hertzsch; fifteen nieces and nephews and fifteen great nieces and nephews, Peter (Erica) Hertzsch, Eli; Sean Hertzsch, Lincoln; Andrea Kyle, Tatum, Riley, Makayla & Tenley Brown; Andy (Stacey) Hudak, Sloane, Preston; Tim (Christine) McCarty, Graham, Tess; Katie (Eric Donnelly) & Kyle; Sarah (Justin) Herman, Jack, Theo; Kathleen (Rodrigo Calvo-Leni) McCarty; Kevin (Jackie) McCann, Kayleigh; Nathan (Jackie) Kyle, Chloe & Tyler; James (Elizabeth) McCann; Meg McCann; Mary Caye McCann; Connor McCann.

She was preceded in death by her parents and nephew Ian Kyle.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to aides Jill and Erika for all their loving care of Mary Caye through the years.

Friends may join the family for a Celebration of Mary Caye’s Life at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St., Sylvania, OH, Friday, October 8, 2021 from 4 to 8pm with a Memorial Mass Saturday, October 9, at 10 am from St. Joseph Catholic Church, 5373 S. Main St., Sylvania, OH.

Those wishing to give a memorial are asked to consider the M. S. Society or Hospice of North West Ohio.

Online condolences may be offered to Mary Caye’s family at

To send flowers to Mary’s family, please visit our floral store.


October 8, 2021
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Reeb Home (Sylvania, Ohio)
5712 N. Main Street
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October 9, 2021
10:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church (Sylvania)
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