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Archive for May, 2023

Father of Patricia Ervin passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 31, 2023

William Ervin, age 87, of Toledo, Ohio passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2023. He was born December 11, 1935 to Ralph Ervin and Annette Vsetecka.

William is survived by his wife Shirley Ervin; and their six children, William Ervin, Michael Ervin, Susan Zuehlke, Joy-Ann Sanchez, Patricia Ervin, and Robert Ervin. He was also a loving grandfather to eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The Ervins will be receiving friends and family for a visitation at Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Ave., Toledo on Tuesday, May 30th from 5-8 p.m. Funeral Services will begin with prayers on Wednesday, May 31st at 1 p.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s of Heatherdowns at 1:30 p.m. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

Published by The Blade on May 28, 2023.

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50th Reunion Info

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 19, 2023

Message from Sue Haupricht Garling ’73

HELLO Class of “73”.  We are trying to determine interest in a class reunion.  If you haven’t responded to Pat on Facebook McAuley High School, please do.  Or text me (Susan Haupricht Garling) at 419 367-7995.  We are thinking of September or October.  
If you could also include your preference of afternoon 2-5 or evening 5-8ish that would be helpful!  Looking forward to our 50th.    

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Deborah Blake ’66 – (attended McAuley her Freshman thru Junior years) passed away.

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 3, 2023

1948 – 2023

Deborah Treuhaft Blake, age 75, passed away peacefully at her home in Toledo, Ohio with her husband of 25 years, Ron Berente, by her side, on Saturday, April 22, 2023. She was born on March 19, 1948 in Toledo to the late James and Marian Blake.

Deborah attended McAuley and Bowsher High schools (Toledo), class of 1966. Deborah was a paralegal and an entrepreneur. She and her late husband, Phil Treuhaft, raised their daughter in Port Clinton (Catawba Island), Ohio where she had founded an upscale women’s boutique called “Deborah’s”. She was passionate about downtown revitalization and led many initiatives in town including the addition of trees lining the downtown streets. As a president and long-time member of the Port Clinton Women’s Club she raised funds and put a beautiful brick retaining wall along the lake on Perry Street. Deborah was the President of the Magruder Hospital Auxiliary and co-chaired many wonderful charity balls. She believed the best way to meet new people was to throw a party. She was a fierce entertainer and will always be remembered for her epic St. Patrick’s Day parties on Catawba Island. She was an avid snow and water skier and taught almost every kid in the neighborhood how to water ski. She was known for her exquisite taste in interior design and inspired many projects with her creative eye. She was also active in the Port Clinton DECA chapter where she employed students and mentored them in business practices.

After selling her successful business, Deborah moved back to Toledo and worked as a paralegal helping clients with Workers’ Compensation claims. Deborah enjoyed spending time with her siblings and cousins and dear friends especially while dining on Greek food. Deborah retired and moved to Florida with her husband, Ron Berente, and enjoyed living on the water and year-round sunshine. Deborah took advantage of her sunny location to take her grandchildren on many exciting adventures including Disneyland, Lego Land, Pirate Ships, to see Alligators in the Everglades and to see the dolphins jump the boat wake. Last summer, Deborah moved back to Ohio to be closer to her family and her grandchildren. She was a devoted mother to her only daughter, Gretchen (Treuhaft) Schmidt. Deborah loved fiercely and was a life-long friend to many through her generosity and open door.

She will be greatly missed by her husband, Ron Berente of Toledo; daughter, Gretchen (George) of Mason; grandchildren, Blake, Collin, Kyle, Ryan, Patrick Fleming; and step-children, Amy (Greg) Wagoner, Sherry (Craig) Crockett, Paul (Sandi) Berente; along with her sisters, Pam (Sam) Maccabee, Molly (Rocky) Geiser; brother, Michael Blake, loving nieces and nephews, cousins; and step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Christine Boyle.

A celebration of life will be held at St. Patrick Church, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, OH on May 31, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to follow. To leave memories or condolences, visit

Published by The Blade on Apr. 27, 2023.

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Margaret Guzzo ’81 (sister to Catherine Guzzo ’79) passed away.

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 3, 2023

Margaret Rose “Maggie” Guzzo, age 59 of Maumee, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2023 at home. She was born September 15, 1963 to Anthony and Carol (Noe) Guzzo in Upper Sandusky, Ohio.

Maggie was very passionate about music. After graduating from McAuley High School in 1981, she received her Bachelor of Arts in music from Kent State University. She played several instruments including the piano, guitar, and handbells. Maggie also sang as the cantor for St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Catholic Church. In addition to her love for music, Maggie was also an avid cook, baker, and cake decorator. Later in life, she also studied accounting at Owens Community College.

Left to cherish Maggie’s memory are her mother Carol Guzzo; children Julia and Anthony Martoncik; stepdaughters Jasmine and Mia Lyons; granddaughter Elizabeth Rose Martoncik; sister Cathy (Gary) Bartel; nephew Tyler Bartel; and nieces Madeline and Olivia Bartel. She joins in heaven her father Anthony Guzzo; grandparents Arnold and Margaret Noe and Joseph and Rose Guzzo; as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Friends will be received Thursday, May 4, 2023 from 3-7 P.M. at Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home (501 Conant St. Maumee, OH 43537). A rosary service will be held at 7 P.M. Her Funeral Mass will take place Friday, May 5, 2023 at 10 A.M. at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church (4201 Heatherdowns Blvd. Toledo, OH 43614). Internment will follow at Springfield Township Cemetery. Donations in Maggie’s memory can be made to the church, or to the American Cancer Society.

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