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Archive for January, 2022

Star Hirsch ’79 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 25, 2022

I received the following information from Deborah Drummer ’79 in regards to the passing of Star Hirsch:

I apologize for not giving an update for a while. Many people have asked, so here it is. I was able to claim Starling and essentially become next of kin and have her cremated. If you know Star, and how much she LOVES to read, you would know I could hear her YELLING at me to “pick that one dammit”! Her favorite book is the red one, Oliver Twist. My husband and I have paid for the cremation, but if you would like to donate toward that and/or her celebration of life, which will be in mid May (we are hoping for once we narrow down a location), please send via:Venmo: @TiffanyBerry19 phone number ending 4989 if it asksCashApp: $tiffylynn0917Or message me, as I would be happy to meet up with you.I knew Star touched many lives, and those of you who have reached out or already donated, thank you. Truly and from the bottom of my heart, thank you. My big sister was one feisty woman, and I’m so glad to have been a little sister ❤️ I love her like my own, and I really cannot wait to see you all at her CoL ❤️ thank you again, and please, reach out to me with any questions.

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Denise Gable ’65 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 25, 2022

Denise Laurette Murphy

Denise Laurette Murphy (Gable), age 74, was born on January 21, 1947, in Toledo, Ohio. Denise attended primary school at St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church, graduated from McAuley High School and continued her education at the University of Toledo, graduating with a Master’s Degree in Education with a Specialized Certification in Reading. With a passion for teaching, Denise taught for the Toledo Public School system for over 35 years. She was a member of the Junior League of Toledo and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Lambda Chapter. Denise enjoyed playing bingo, watching sports, traveling, and going on walks, especially with her beloved dog, Chloe.

Those who will forever cherish Denise’s memory are her loving daughters, Melissa (Christopher) Smith, Jr., Monique Triplett, and Erica Mosley; grandchildren, Devin, Lauren, William III, and Jayson Triplett; great-grandson, Christopher Triplett; sisters, Elise Traynum, Esq., S. Dianne (Paris) Russell-Carter, Dr. Marsha Gable; brother, Rodney Gable; nieces and nephews, Emile Gable, Delia Gable, Tiffany Traynum and Robert Gable.

In addition to her parents, Vincent and Shirley M. Gable; Denise was preceded in death by two nieces, Jaime DeMarlise Russell and Chelsea Denise Gable.

Family and friends may gather at the Gesu Catholic Parish, 2049 Parkside Blvd., Toledo, Ohio 43607, on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 from 10:00—11:00 a.m., where her memorial mass will take place at 11:00 a.m. A private burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery.

A special memory or online condolence may be expressed to the family by visiting

Published by The Blade on Jan. 23, 2022.

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Nicole Newbury ’89 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 18, 2022

Nicole Marie Newbury left us too soon on July 15, 2020. She was only 49 years young.

Nicky is missed very dearly by her father, Jerome Newbury; her mother, Cynthia Guilliams; sons, Caid and Preston Shaffer; and by numerous relatives and friends. Preceded in the afterlife by her beloved husband, Randall in 2019.

How could I say enough about her to anyone? She is and was a beautiful, kind person. My sweet daughter leaves behind a trail of tears. Baby Nicky, I can only pray you found peace with our loved ones on the other side, kiss them and Oscar for me, I love you forever and more, Dad.

Published by The Blade from Sep. 23 to Sep. 29, 2020.

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Brother of Karen & Laura Mattimore ’84 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 16, 2022

Gregory A. Mattimore, a retired Toledo police detective who, on duty or off, readily sized up people, places, and situations, died Thursday in ProMedica Toledo Hospital after a crash in Sylvania Township. He was 58.He was eastbound in the 8500 block of West Sylvania Avenue about 7 p.m. Thursday when his vehicle went off the south side of the road, township police said. The vehicle re-entered the road and crossed the center line, colliding with a westbound vehicle. The other driver, whose injuries were not specified, also was taken to the hospital.Mr. Mattimore, of Temperance, retired from the Toledo Police Department in December, 2020. He was a 1995 graduate of the police academy, as was his brother John, who remains on the police force.After service as a patrol officer, he worked in the vice-narcotics unit and then as a detective, where solving murders was among his daily challenges.”He liked the detective side of it,” said his father, Jack Mattimore, who was a longtime Whitmer High School teacher and coach. “He liked best trying to figure out what happened.”He added that both of his police officer sons “were level-headed. They were both smart.”Mr. Mattimore’s sister Laura recalled hearing from their mother that Greg was reading news magazines at age 3 and debating fine points of spelling.”He was really, really smart, which you obviously need to have as a detective,” his sister said. “He had the wit to match anyone. At any event with him, you wanted to be with him to be entertained.”Laughter just followed him, whatever part of the room he was in.”Through that wit, “he captured what everyone was thinking in a few words,” she said, adding that she was impressed by “his ability to size up a situation quickly and capture the essence of it.”Professionally, “that served him well, as he was practical and tough-nosed and hard as nails,” his sister said. “He was a very caring and empathetic person, but he was able to distance himself. He could do that in a way he needed to in that profession.”He didn’t take part in organized youth sports while growing up, his father said, but developed an interest in weight lifting.”He always worked out. His idea is if somebody is going to come after me, I have to be strong,” his father said.He was born Oct. 24, 1963, to John and Ursula Mattimore, and grew up in South Toledo. He was a 1981 of St. John’s Jesuit High School. He took on odd jobs for a time and worked for a security company.”I kept telling him, ‘If you’re going to be a cop, you might as well be a cop. You ought to take the [police] test,'” his father said. Afterward, both Greg and John successfully passed the test to enter the police academy.Mr. Mattimore followed Ohio State sports, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Toronto Maple Leafs. He didn’t play golf regularly until retirement and last summer sank a hole in one.Surviving are his parents, Ursula and John Mattimore; brothers John Mattimore and Gary Mattimore, and sisters Karen Mattimore and Laura Mattimore.Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Coyle Funeral Home, where a brief service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The family requests that face masks be worn at visitation.The family suggests tributes to the Toledo Police Foundation or a charity of the donor’s choice.Published by The Blade on Jan. 12, 2022.

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Kandas Krasny ’63 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 10, 2022

I found an obituary for Kandas Krasny Howell, ’63 in it indicates that she passed away June 21, 2018 at the age of 73 in Lake Havasu city.

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Jacquelyn Haupricht ’64 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 10, 2022

I found a death record on for Jacquelyn. Death date 7 Nov 1992. Hope, Midland, Michigan.

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Delana Barry ’72 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 10, 2022

As per a note from her husband: 4/9/2020 Delana passed away at our home in Fair Harbor on Fire Island. She died comfortably and peacefully in her sleep at age 65. Delana struggled with her health for many years (diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease in 2005, spinal stenosis in 2010, respiratory failure in 2016.

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Janice Miklovic ’64 Passed away 12/22/1999

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 10, 2022

I found a death notice for Janice after finding her mother’s obituary and using

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Janice Ohlman ’79 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 10, 2022

Ohlman, Janice F., age 57 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away July 21, 2019. Cremation Society of Toledo, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Published by The Blade on Jul. 28, 2019.

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Cathy Wygant ’67 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 10, 2022

Cathy Melzak

Cathy G. Melzak, age 72, resident of Toledo, Ohio, passed away and went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at The Toledo Hospital. She was born on October 16, 1949, in Toledo, Ohio, to Melvin and Nina (Jacobs) Wygant.

Cathy was very passionate about family ancestry; she spent over 20 years researching her family’s genealogy. She enjoyed taking candid photos/videos, which her family will forever cherish. Cathy was known as being very selfless and caring; she would help anyone that would need it. She enjoyed shopping, but would never buy for herself, always for others. She was very heartfelt in everything she did. Known to many as “mom”, she was so caring, loving, and didn’t have a bad bone in her body. Cathy enjoyed making people laugh and smile; she was full of jokes and enjoyed being silly to her own humor. Known as the “family rock”, she will truly be missed by all who knew her.

Those left to forever cherish her memory are her three loving children, Angela “Angel” Melzak, Daniel (Yahumara) Melzak, and Laura (Paul) Fulkerson; mother, Nina Wygant; siblings, Carla Wygant, Susan (Bill) Kratt, Doug Wygant, and Eric Wygant; and numerous loved ones and friends.

Cathy was preceded in death by her father, Melvin Wygant and husband, Brian Melzak.

A celebration of life will be held at Lion of Judah, 5732 Douglas Road, Toledo, Ohio 43623, on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., with Pastor Joe Rabbit officiating.

Cathy’s family would love for you to bring a photo, story, or anything you would like to add to a memory box.

A special memory or online condolence may be expressed to the family by visiting

Published by The Blade on Nov. 7, 2021.

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