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Mary Lee Sczesny ’73 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 23, 2022

Mary Lee Sczesny Obituary

from Perrysburg, Ohio, United States

Mary Lee Sczesny, 67, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away peacefully on July 8th.

Mary Lee is survived by her son Stephen and daughter Colleen, and her three grandchildren; her siblings Dan, Mark, Tim, Steve, Patrick, Jeff, and Jane (Ricchiuto). She is preceded in death by her parents Daniel and Dorothy, sister Linda, and brother Thomas.

Mary Lee always placed the needs of others before herself and felt her best when she was helping other people. She was a passionate artist, and loved nature and animals of every kind. When she wasn’t filling her home with warmth and kindness, she could be found in her living room painting a picture with a dog or cat of hers close by on the couch.

There will be a Graveside Service at 11:00am July 23rd at Saint Rose Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations made in her name made to the Lucas County Humane Society.

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Juliana Renaux ’64 passed away in 2020

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 22, 2022

Juliana (Julie) Marie Quinn Rhodes, of Maumee, Ohio, age 74, died on Sunday morning October 11th. She was born on June 18, 1946 to John and Mary (Kinstle) Renaux. She was married to Richard (Dick) Quinn who died of cancer in 1998 after their marriage of thirty years. She is survived by her second husband, Barrie L. Rhodes, whom she married in December of 2002 and who gave excellent care to her every need and loved her dearly.

She will be missed by her three children and their spouses, Carrie (Scot) Gorsuch, Tracy (Doug) Woodward, and Jason (Nicole) Quinn and ten grandchildren, Michael, Jacob, and Laura Sandlin; Reeve, Gabi and Rania Woodward; Kaiden, Bryson, Ethan, and Ava Quinn; as well as brother, Bob (Joyce) Renaux of Buena Vista, CO, and sisters, Kaye Conner of Perrysburg, and Marti (Bob) Cooley of Athens, AL; stepchildren, Katrina (David) Crook, Byron Rhodes, Brandon (Becky) Rhodes, and Justin (Pat) Rhodes; and many step grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Jack Renaux.

Julie was a graduate of McCauley High School (1964) and Bowling Green State University (1968) and worked as a teacher for twenty-two years at Toledo Christian School, retiring in 2008. Her love for the school and students caused her to continually return to substitute teach and volunteer even after retirement. She taught Bible, Speech, Typing, Reading, created a Leadership class, and started the Drama Program. She was in charge of Speech Meets, Student Council, and the National Honors Society. She is the author of The History of Toledo Christian School: Walking by Faith.

She was admired for her joy, love for God, and incredible care for her family. She had a passion for others and her deep faith was an inspiration to many. Her faithful attendance at Boulevard Christian Church exemplified her desire to worship Jesus.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee, Ohio. Visitation will be 9:00-11:00 Saturday morning, October 17 at Boulevard Christian Church, 7041 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, Ohio. A service celebrating Julie’s life will begin at 11:00 a.m. with son-in-law, Scot Gorsuch officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Maumee. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Julie Quinn Rhodes Endowed Scholarship at Toledo Christian School, 2303 Brookford Drive 43614. Online condolences may be made at

Published by The Blade from Oct. 14 to Oct. 16, 2020.

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Father of Karen ’76, Kelly ’80 and Kristine Wagener ’83 passed away.

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 18, 2022

Thomas R. Wagener, 88, passed away peacefully on July 14, 2022, surrounded by his family. Born April 14, 1934, he was a life-long resident of Maumee.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 66 and a half years, Jacqueline (Taylor). Continuing his legacy of love, service and humor are his seven children, Kathy (Fred) Krout, Karen (John Columber) Graven, Tom Jr. (Jolyn), Terry (Kim), Kelly (Rick) Pickard, Kris ( Sean) Murphy and Kay (Jeff) Bock; his 16 grandchildren, Jessica, Zach, Scott, Kirk, Bryce, Jenna, Tony, Nick, Kate, Mallori, Lexi, Spencer, Layne, Noah, Gabe and Paige; 18 great-grandchildren, Konnor, Libby, Will, Zane, Stella, Evelyn, Fred, Frank, Leo, Andy, Emma, June, Lucy, Finn, Harrison, Pennrose, Marcella and Makenzie. Tom is also survived by the last of nine children of Fred and Marcella, James “Guggs” Wagener; three generations of nieces and nephews; in-laws; and countless friends.

Tom was proud to have served as an MP during the Korean War. In September of 2014, he had the privilege of participating in the Honor flight. Tom also served for 40 years as a volunteer with the Maumee Fire Department, retiring in 1996 as 1st Assistant Chief. He worked at the Andersons of Maumee for 43 years beginning with the “Big Pour” in 1953.

Some of Tom’s favorite things to do were renovating houses, playing “Blazing Sevens” slot machines, taking countless pictures of random things, treating his large family to Sunday breakfast and sitting in his garage twirling his cane while solving the world’s problems with whomever stopped by for a chat. What brought him the greatest joy, however, was cheering on his grandchildren as they played or coached their many sporting activities.

For those who feel comfortable and healthy, family and friends will be received at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St., Maumee on Thursday, July 21, 2022, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. with the Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. Prayers will begin in the funeral Home on Friday, July 22, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. followed by the funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Maumee, or the Maumee High School Panther Pride Foundation where, as a 1953 MHS graduate, he was inducted into the 1997 hall of fame for his athletic abilities on the field, court, and track where he was unbeatable running the hurdles. A special thank you to the staff at Hospice of Northwest Ohio for the exceptional care Tom received in his last days.

“Got ya last”

Published by The Blade on Jul. 17, 2022.

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Brother of Denise ’69 (deceased) and Dawn Szczepanski ’85 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 8, 2022

On June 24, 2022, our beloved BIG brother, Frank Szczepanski, passed away at the age of 79. Frank has been living in The Villages of Florida for the past 20 years with his wife, Vi (Waltraud), who has been by his side for 55 years and lovingly cared for him to the very end.

Frank attended St. Ann’s elementary, St. Francis de Sales High School (where he pitched several no-hitters) and the University of Toledo. He served in the US Air Force and was active duty for the Vietnam War in Germany (1964 – 1968). He retired from Pinkerton as a Security Industry manager to a life of golf as often as possible. Frank was genuine and authentic in every way, easy to talk to and one of the goofiest Elvis wanna-be dance kings of all times. Frank listened empathetically, shared views straight-up and was always there to lend a hand. He was the epitome of a husband, BIG brother and friend, and people loved him dearly.

Frank is survived by his loving wife Vi; sisters, Angela Czlapinski, Dora Lewis and Dawn Nowicki (Mark); brothers, Dennis (Ann) and Bruce (Barb). Frank was pre-deceased by father, Daniel; mother, Lucille; sister, Denise Shrader; and brother-in-law, Tom Czlapinski.

We love you Frank and will never forget the many life-lessons, the cheer and the outstanding example you blessed us with each day we shared. Services will be held at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Ave., Bushnell, FL 33513 on Friday, July 22, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

Published by The Blade on Jul. 7, 2022.

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Tam Salsberry ’74 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 7, 2022!/Obituary

Obituary for Tam Salsberry

Tam Salsberry, 65, of Toledo, Ohio passed away on July 2, 2022. She is survived by her spouse Tamra Keil, as well as her brother Todd (Cam) Salsberry of Hudson, Ohio and her adoring nieces Clare, Madeline, Audrey and Eve. She also leaves behind many grandnephews and a grandniece, all of which she showered with adoration and PEZ candies, keeping alive a tradition started by her mother almost 40 years ago. She is preceded in death by her loving mother and father, Barbara and Thomas Salsberry.
Tam was a graduate of the University of Toledo and UT Law School. She and her mother opened Barbara Brown dress shop and worked side by side for many years, enjoying owning and operating the business in downtown Waterville until its closing. Not one to toot her own horn, Tam was extremely creative and enjoyed hobbies such as woodworking, knitting and cross stitch where she could let her artistic talents shine. She and Tamra, her partner of 22 years most enjoyed spending time in their home together in the Burnley Wood neighborhood, where Tam loved to walk her beloved dogs Bob and Kirby.
Her friends will remember her for her wit and willingness to find humor in anything. Her cherished nieces will remember her giant smile, joyous laughter and her youthful sense of fun. Tamra will remember her unwavering loyalty, support and companionship, her fantastic sense of humor and her daily joy for life.
A gathering of family and friends will take place July 30, 2022 at Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Road from 1-3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Toledo Humane Society in her honor. <>. Please view Tam’s Memorial Video tribute and leave a condolence message at

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Brother of Linda ’71, Pam ’72 and Maryann Glaser ’74 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 5, 2022

Michael Allen Glaser was born May 18, 1958 to parents James Joseph Glaser and Johanne Callahan Glaser in Cincinnati Ohio. On May 26, 2022, Mike passed away unexpectedly in Englewood NJ with his sister Maryann by his side, along with his extended New Jersey family. He is survived by his 4 siblings Linda Glaser Bueno, Alex; Pamela Jeska Linker, David; Maryann Glaser Terry, Charles and Robert and Esther Glaser. He had a niece Jennifer Adamson (Christopher Lineback), Cincinnati, Ohio and a nephew Steven (Yachito) Jeska, Brookline, Mass. and a daughter Brittnany Glaser in NY.

In 1966 the Glaser family moved to Toledo Ohio where Mike attended St. Patrick’s of Heatherdowns Elementary School and graduated from St. John’s High School in 1976. He then went on to Bowling Green State University and received an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration.

Mike had a natural charm that served him well in the business world. He started off with Masco Corp a division of Merrillat Industries, then with Armstrong World Industries, which lead him to become not only the national sales manager for CNC Cabinetry but lead that company through its top growth for the past 8 years. He was an intelligent, genuinely helping man that just kept on giving. Michael loved life and adventures , he loved to be surrounded by his family and friends and loved meeting new people .His smile would light up a room. Please contact a family member concerning a Celebration of Mikes Life in Toledo late July.

Published by The Blade on Jul. 3, 2022.

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Husband of Pat Tate ’76 (and brother-in-law of Nancy Bagrowski ’77) passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 2, 2022

James “Jim” Patrick Bremer, 64, of Toledo, Ohio passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, June 24, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born in Toledo, Ohio to his late parents, Edward and Jeanne (Chambers) Bremer.

Jim attended St. John’s Jesuit High School followed by the University of Toledo where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He was a proud business owner of Bremer Vending. In 1983, he married his dear wife, Pat. He was the Vice President of the Ohio Coin Machine Association (OCMA). He was a faithful Catholic and made everything fun.

Jim adored his family and was extremely proud of his marriage. His family will remember him as funny, generous, and hardworking. He will positively impact his family indefinitely.

Jim is survived by his dear wife, Patricia Bremer; daughters, Sarah (Michael) Jerge, Andrea Bremer; brother, John (Nancy) Bremer; cousin, Jeanne Reitz; brother in laws, Michael (Mary) Tate, Robert (Lori) Tate; and many other nieces, nephews, and friends.

A visitation will take place on Thursday, June 30, 2022 from 4-8 p.m. at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W Sylvania Ave., Toledo, OH, with another visitation on Friday, July 1, 2022 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, 4100 Harvest Lane, Toledo. A funeral mass will follow at 10:30 a.m. Condolences can be sent at, or a donation may be made out to St. John’s Jesuit High School or the Henry Ford Hermelin Brain Tumor Center in Jim’s honor.

Published by The Blade on Jun. 30, 2022.

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