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Class of 1967 turns “70”!

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 16, 2019

Class of “67” turns 70!!

Some members of the Class of “67” recently  gathered for their monthly lunch @ The Reynolds Road Garden Cafe for good conversations,friendships & food! We gather on the second Tuesday of the month at 12 noon.We welcome any classmates just contact Mary Boellner.  Seated from (L) to right are:

Gen (Gennie Worona) Gongwer, Winnie Dunham (unintentionally hidden),Sharon (Cassidy) Thompson, Mo (Maureen Collins) Cervenec,Mary Boellner,Sandy Czubachowski,Chris (Dugan) Salah,Jeanne Graden,Myra (Ruetz) Abel and Amy (Good) Boyer.

Happy Birthday Fellow Calssmates!

Gen Gongwer

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Brother of Anita ’68, Carol Webb ’67 & Kathleen ’74 Webb passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 13, 2019

David E. Webb Obituary

David E. Webb, age 77, of Maumee, Ohio passed away peacefully on September 24, 2019. He was born on April 27, 1942 in Toledo, Ohio to Eugene and Geraldine Webb who preceded him in death.

Dave is survived by his loving partner, Florence Seger; daughter, Julie; son, Peter (Sharon); as well as his grandchildren, Sophie and Harrison. Dave, the eldest of six children, is also survived by brothers, Thomas Webb (Linda), Allan Webb (Marty) and sisters, Carol Wenberg (Jim), Anita Lamb (Dick) and Kathy Botts. He had many special nieces and nephews. Besides his family, his beloved English Bulldogs, Izzy and Norm, as well as the men and women of Third Street Cigar Smoking Lounge, in Waterville, Ohio, will miss him.

Dave graduated from St. Francis de Sales in 1960. He attended John Carroll University and the University of Toledo. In the fall of 1963, at the age of 21, he entered USAF pilot training through the Ohio Air National Guard. David graduated the following fall and checked out in the F-84F at the Toledo ANG 180TFS.

In January of 1966, Dave began flying for American Airlines and was based in Buffalo, NY. At that time, he transferred to Niagara Falls ANG 136TFS, flying F-100Cs. In January of 1968, his unit was called to active duty for the Pueblo Crisis and subsequently sent to Tuy Hoa, Vietnam, where he flew over 250 combat missions.

David spent thirty-seven years as an airline pilot for American Airlines. He instructed at the American Airlines Flight Academy as a Check Airman for a number of years and was an FAA designee for the 757/767/777 aircraft. As manager of International Flight Department, in the late nineties, he was responsible for the flying procedures in South America, the North Atlantic and the Pacific. One of the highlights of his career was flying as Captain on Pope John Paul II’s flight from Denver to Rome in 1993.

After retiring in the spring of 2002, he built the barge, “Shenandoah”, in London and traveled the canals through the wine country of France until the fall of 2011. Upon returning to the US, Dave, along with friends, opened Third Street Cigar Smoking Lounge in Waterville, Ohio.

A celebration of Dave’s life will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 1-4 p.m. at The Stables, 11781 Obee Road, Whitehouse, Ohio 43571.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests checks be made to Flag City Honor Flight, P.O. Box 885, Findlay, Ohio 45839, in honor of David Webb. This organization, which honors military service, provides opportunities for veterans to visit memorials in Washington, DC.

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Husband of Lonell Krajicek ’82 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 12, 2019

Thomas Robert Palenske, 58, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019 in his home. Thomas fought a courageous battle against lung cancer.

Tom worked for over 20 years in the gas industry, currently working for Airgas, Inc. as a gas blender. He was an avid bowhunter, fisherman and outdoorsman. Tom loved his family dearly and was a proud son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. He also cherished the time he spent with family and friends, including many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Tom was preceded in death by his father, Robert Palenske, and mother-law-in, Kay Miller. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Lonnell (Krajicek) Palenske; sons Joshua (Victoria) Palenske, Daniel (Chelsey) Palenske, David Palenske and daughter Melissa Palenske; granddaughter Clarice Palenske; mother Anna Palenske and brother William Palenske.

A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, October 4th from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Avenue, with a memorial service to begin at 7:30 p.m. Please consider memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or Heartland Hospice.

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Judith Burkhart Wissinger ’80 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on September 25, 2019

Judith “Judy” A. Wissinger 57 of Toledo, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday September 22, 2019. A graduate of McAuley High School, she received an Associate Degree from the University of Toledo. Judy worked as an administrative assistant for a number of businesses in Toledo.

Judy was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus Council #14155 and a lifetime parishioner of St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church where she was a 40 year member of the church choir. She also enjoyed crocheting blankets especially for newborn infants.

She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Rita Burkhart. She is survived by her loving husband Greg; brother Lee (Kitty) Burkhart; goddaughters Laura Ungrodt and Courtney Perry; and godson Zach Furry as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Thursday September 26, 2019 from 4:00 p.m.-8-:00 p.m. where the Knights of Columbus will have a Scripture Service at 7:00p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Friday September 27th. beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the mortuary followed by the Funeral Mass in St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church at 10:00a.m. Interment will be private. Memorials may take the form of contributions to the church choir. Please view and sign the guest registry at coylefuneralhome.com.

Published in The Blade on Sept. 25, 2019

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Mother of Leilani Bautista ’84 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on September 21, 2019

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Sara Jane Moynihan ’82 passed away (sister of Vivian Moynihan ’73)

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on September 21, 2019

Sara Jane Moynihan
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1964 – 2019

Sara Jane Moynihan Sara Jane Moynihan died peacefully and surrounded by love on September 7, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born on October 19, 1964, in Chicago IL. Sara was the youngest of five children of Joseph Francis and Vivian (Michels) Moynihan. After moving to Toledo as a little girl, Sara embraced her new home city and state. She graduated from The Ohio State University and became a dedicated and excitable Buckeye football fan. She earned her MBA from the University of Toledo and used her business skills to run the ProMedica Courier Services. She worked efficiently and tirelessly for her community of couriers. Those of you who were blessed to know Sara remember her generous heart. She cheered at fundraisers, walked to raise awareness, recruited volunteers with enthusiasm. The organization that moved Sara the most was Boys and Girls Clubs of Toledo. At the time of her death, she served as the third female President of the Board of Trustees in the 125-year history of the Clubs. If you knew Sara, you knew her kindness, her superb sense of humor, and her affirmative spirit. Memorialize her by giving of yourself unconditionally, making someone laugh joyfully, and celebrating all those you love. As a more tangible memorial, please consider a donation to Boys and Girls Clubs of Toledo (2250 N Detroit Ave, Toledo OH 43606 or http://www.bgctoledo.org/). Sara is survived by her siblings, Vivian (the late Dennis Young), Humphrey (Connie), Brendan (Cathleen), and John (Cathy); nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; friends and colleagues. There will be a celebration of Sara’s life on October 12, 2019, from 1 – 5pm at the ProMedica Flower Hospital Conference Center, 5200 Harroun Rd, Sylvania, OH 43560.Published in The Blade from Sep. 20 to Sep. 21, 2019.

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Deborah Lehr VanLandingham ’69 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on September 3, 2019

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Deborah Ann VanLandingham, of Kensington, Maryland, on Saturday, April 27, 2019.  Beloved wife of J. Philip VanLandingham; mother of Eric VanLandingham and Kristen VanLandingham; sister of Glen Lehr (Carol) and Bill Lehr (Carol).

Debbie devoted her entire life to the church, nursing, and her precious family.  She was especially proud of her forty-one years of marriage.

She graduated from the University of Cincinnati as a Registered Nurse in 1973 and then joined the Navy Nurse Corps. She served first at the Bethesda Naval Hospital where she met her future husband. After their marriage the Navy sent her to earn her Master of Science in Nursing at Catholic University. Following her graduation in 1984 she served at Naval Hospitals in Guantanamo Bay Cuba; Charleston, SC; the Territory of Guam; Quantico, VA; the USNS Comfort Hospital Ship in the Persian Gulf and Orlando, FL where she retired from the Navy in 1995.

During her retirement speech from the Navy, she spoke these words:

“Today I can look back and say it was truly an honor for me to be a part of the Navy these 20 years. There is a flood of all different emotions. One chapter of my life is coming to a close, but God, in his goodness has given me other greater blessings, my husband Phil, a wonderful marriage, my beautiful children Eric and Kristen, and my family to enjoy. My greatest challenge now is to them, to be all I can be for them. I think each phase of our lives requires commitment, sacrifice, honor, and a willingness to achieve your very best. As I have always trusted God to direct my path, I look to him to direct my future. None of us can see around the bend in life, what lies ahead, but I hope always to be faithful to fulfilling whatever challenge He allows me to face, and I thank Him for the past 20 years, I thank Him most of all for the gift of family, friends, and life itself, and I thank Him for the future and all that lies ahead.”

True to her words, after retiring from the Navy she devoted herself to raising her children – Eric and Kristen and supporting her husband. As the children reached adulthood she reentered Nursing as a Civil Servant Diabetes Educator at the Army’s Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, DC. After retiring from the Civil Service in 2013 she loved having the time to dedicate herself to the church and her family – her two true loves.

She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. We are happy she is finally at peace with her Lord.

Visitation will begin at 10:30am on Friday, May 3, 2019 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 9705 Summit Ave, Kensington, Maryland 20895, where the Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11am.  Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Colorectal Cancer Alliance, https://www.ccalliance.org/donate, or to The Myositis Association, https://www.myositis.org/donate/.

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Susanne McGuire Wineland ’67 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on August 30, 2019

Susanne "Aunt Sue" (McGuire) Wineland Obituary

Susanne (McGuire) Wineland “Aunt Sue”

Susanne “Aunt Sue” (McGuire) Wineland, 70, passed away surrounded by her family on Monday, August 26, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg.

Sue was a graduate of McAuley High School. She worked as a secretary at Toledo Public Schools retiring in 2016.

Sue is preceded in death by her parents, Dr. James and Helen McGuire; and brothers, James Jr. and Daniel McGuire.

Surviving is her sister-in-law, Ruth McGuire; nieces, Molly Stroh (Jay Abele), Julie and Jackie McGuire; nephews, Daniel and Patrick (Diana) McGuire; and many great nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 2255 Central Grove, Toledo, on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or the American Diabetes Association.

www.toledocremation.com

Published in The Blade from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, 2019

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Father of Kathryn Nusbaum & Moran ’69, Jean Nusbaum Goulet ’75 (Father-in-Law of Callie Connolly Nusbaum ’70) passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on August 11, 2019

Rollin “Rollie” G. Nusbaum, age 94, of Maumee, Ohio, died July 28th, 2019. He was born February 10th, 1925 in Toledo, OH, to Michael and Adeline Nusbaum. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1943 where he met the love of his life and wife Jeanette Schweibold. They were married on Oct. 8, 1949 at St. Charles Catholic Church in Toledo. As a parishioner at St. Joseph’s in Maumee for decades, he was a member of the Holy Name Society and Liturgy Committee. He also served many years as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister. He was also active in Catholic War Veterans. Rollin was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 38 years. He was a letter carrier at Station C in the Secor Gardens area and at the Heatherdowns Station in the OLPH and River Rd. area. He retired in 1985 as a Route Examiner at the Main Post Office. During WW II, he served in the South Pacific with the U.S. Navy Seebees 18th Special Battalion for nearly 3 years, and in recent years was very proud to wear his WW II veteran hat.

Rollie and Jeanette had 4 loving children: Dr. Kathryn (Edward) Moran of Plainfield, IN, Mark (Callie) Nusbaum of Perrysburg, OH, Jean (Mark) Goulet of Fremont, IN, and Amy (James) Froelich of Monclova, OH. Over the years, he and Jeanette and their family enjoyed summers at Lakewood Mobile Home court on Barton Lake near Fremont, IN, making improvements on their mobile home, swimming, fishing, and just enjoying life. He also enjoyed serving as Lector for Saturday evening Mass at Manapogo Park near the lake.

Rollie was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jeanette; sisters, Carol (James) Stader and Lois (Rich) Frelin; brother, Charles (Gloria) Nusbaum and brothers and sisters-in-law.

Rollie is survived by and will be greatly missed by his four children, and 11 grandchildren: Michele, Amanda, Keith, Colin, Benjamin, Daniel, Joel, Gordon, Emma, Lucas, and Daniel, and 10 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Janet (Ernest) Hack of Toledo; brother, James Nusbaum and partner, David Brandt, of Millersburg, OH, and many nieces and nephews and their families.

Mr. Nusbaum has elected to donate his body to The University of Toledo Medical College to advance research and learning. A Memorial Mass will take place at St. Joseph’s Church in Maumee, at Broadway and Conant Streets on Saturday, August 24th at 10:00 a.m. A luncheon will follow in the parish hall.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to St. Paul’s Outreach, c/o Emma Froelich, 5814 Blackshire Path, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076, or the OFM Conventional Franciscan Friars, 103 St. Francis Blvd, Mount St. Francis, IN 47146-9000, or St. Joseph’s Parish in Maumee, with memo marked as memorial gift in Rollin’s name.

Published in The Blade from Aug. 3 to Aug. 5, 201

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Stepfather of Debbie Schreiber-Houck ’70 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on June 27, 2019

Richard F. "Dick" Wagner Obituary
Richard “Dick” F. Wagner, age 79, of Toledo, passed away after a short illness on June 24, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born to Richard and Ruth (Starkloff) Wagner on May 17, 1940. He married Vera Hoffman Schreiber on August 29, 1969 and would have celebrated 50 years of marriage this August. Richard graduated from Libbey High School in 1958. He worked for the railroad and Springer Clothing. Dick then went on to work for Hostess Wonder Bread and retired in 2000 as a supervisor. He was known as the “Twinkie Man”. Dick was an active member of St. Charles Borromeo Church where he also ushered and counted offerings. He was also a Sons of the American Legion member at Przybylski Post 642.

Richard was an avid sports fan. He played softball with several teams at the Lucas County Rec Center. He was a pitcher and earned the nickname “Daddy Wags”. Dick loved golfing. He was very proud of his double eagle at Spuyten Duyval on hole 4 that was 490 yards, only using a driver and 3 iron.

Dick was a dedicated Toledo Rockets fan. Dick and Vera were football, men’s and women’s basket season ticket holders for 47 years. They were active in the ‘Igniters Club’ for the women’s teams, traveling extensively which included a trip to Hawaii.

Dick truly loved to travel to many destinations with Vera for leisure, sporting events and casinos.

Richard was a loving husband, father, stepfather and grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife, Vera; son, Derreck (Lynn) Wagner; daughters, Debbie Schreiber-Houck (Tom Walsh) and Cher (Frank) Nahajzer; grandchildren, Kellyn (Craig) Besse, Keely Wagner, Nichole Houck, Jonathan Houck and Matthew (Kayla Oberlin) Houck; brothers, Dennis (Sue) Wagner, Dean (Janice) Wagner, David (Beth) Wagner and Scott (Doreen) Suzor; sister’s-in-law, Mickey, Judy and Marlene Hoffman; furry four-legged great granddaughter, Zoey; many nieces and nephews and very close friends. He was preceded in death by his father and stepmother, Richard and Dorothy Wagner; mother and stepfather, Ruth and Bob Suzor; son, Dale; brother’s-in-law, Paul, Ed and Raymond Hoffman.

Family and friends may visit on Friday from 2-8 p.m., with CWVA Logsdon-Walla Post 642 services at 6:00 p.m. followed immediately by A.L. Przybylski Post 642 services at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 with prayers in the mortuary at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at St. Charles Borromeo Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at UTMC ICU and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their loving care.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Charles Borromeo Church, Hospice of Northwest Ohio or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Please send condolences at www.sujkowskiairport.com.

Published in The Blade on June 27, 2019

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