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Father of Maureen Gavin-Kohlman ’75, Thaleen Gavin Mikulak ’77 and Colleen Gavin Schade ’80 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on November 28, 2018

Harvey J. “Mike” Gavin, Jr., 86, of Maumee passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 . He was born Feb.27,1932 in Toledo to Harvey J. and Wilma (Liebich) Gavin. After graduating from Macomber, he began his career as a carpenter with the City of Toledo and served in the Naval Reserve. He then founded his general contracting firm, Gavin and Associates. Two noteworthy projects were St. Joseph Community Center in Maumee and The Parkcrest Medical Center in Toledo. He was also a partner in Knight Realty Property Mgt. He was a lifelong golfer and in retirement , loved his position as GM at Heatherdowns Country Club. Mike enjoyed his cottage on Sand Lake, and loved to travel, especially to Florida. He also enjoyed antiquing and cooking, collecting a vast array of cookbooks. His greatest joy was spending time with his large family and was always proud of their accomplishments.

He is survived by his children Michael, Patrick (Letti), Maureen Kohlman, Timothy, Kathleen Mikulak, Colleen (Ralph) Schade and Daniel (Beth); grandchildren Michael (Lisa) Sean, Kelli, Colleen, Ryane (Michael), Chelsea (Dalton), John, Jacob, Kristen, Kelsey, Kevin, Karah, Jessica, Meghan (Flynn), Erin, Gavin, Brenden, Madison, Elise, Christopher, Joey (Shelby), Ellie and Annie (Jordan); great-grandchildren Zoe, Elliott, Asher, Jack, Flynn, Macy and Bryce; and sister Helene Cramer. He was preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law Gregg, former wife Helen and his niece, Sarah.

Visitation will take place on Fri, Nov.30, at Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St. Maumee from 5-8 pm where funeral services will begin Saturday, December 1, at 10 am followed by the funeral mass at 10:30 am in St. Joseph Church, Maumee. Interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery, Maumee. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans ( or the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be shared with the family at

Funeral Home

Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home
501 Conant St Maumee, OH 43537
(419) 893-7686

Published in Toledo Blade on Nov. 29, 2018

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Theresa Cortez ’76 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on November 27, 2018


Theresa M. Cortez, age 60, of Toledo, Ohio passed away on November 13, 2018. A funeral mass will be held on December 15, 2018 at 4 PM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 434 Eastern Ave, Toledo, OH.

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Janet Nagy Page ’73 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on November 2, 2018

Janet Nagy Page, 62, of Silver Spring, MD died Sunday morning, October 28, 2018, in her home. She was born on December 28, 1955, the daughter of Frank and Virginia (Zolchiak) Nagy of Perrysburg, Ohio. Janet earned her bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University; where she was a Chi Omega and spent two semesters abroad at Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka Japan. Janet was a devoted and loving mother to her three children. She was a fantastic station wagon captain. Janet was passionately involved in her children’s activities, including Modelling Moppets and the Girl Scouts of America. She was a member of Church of the Resurrection where she lectured for years. Janet was an avid bridge player and active in both the Montgomery County Stroke Association and Red Hat Society. Her family and friends will miss her enthusiasm, generosity and tenacity for life.
She is survived by children, Caroline (Braxton) Richardson of Adelphi, William and Elizabeth of Jacksonville, FL; brother, Dr. Thomas (Diane) Nagy of Cincinnati, OH. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Dr. Paul Nagy.
Visitation will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, November 2 at Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home, 11800 New Hampshire Ave Silver Spring, MD 20904. The funeral service is at 11 a.m. with viewing at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 3 at Church of the Resurrection, 3315 Greencastle Road, Burtonsville, MD 20866. Memorials may be made to the Church of the Resurrection or Montgomery County Stroke Association.

Funeral Home

Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home
11800 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE Silver Spring, MD 20904
(301) 622-2290

Published in The Washington Post on Nov. 1, 2018

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Shelli Nuckols ’84 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 20, 2018

NUCKOLS Shelli Y. Shelli Y. Nuckols, 40, went to be with the Lord Monday, December 19, 2006. She was a 1984 graduate of McAuley High School in Toledo, Ohio. Funeral 12:00 noon Tuesday, December 26, 2006, at the Triedstone Baptist Church, 858 E. 3rd Ave., Columbus. Bishop Jerome Ross Sr. eulogizing. Family will receive friends at 11:00 a.m. until time of service. Burial at Eastlawn Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Porter Qualls & Gary Funeral Home, 2500 Cleveland Ave., Columbus. Marlan J. Gary, Funeral Director. 614-267-8310.

Published in Toledo Blade on Dec. 24, 2006

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Beth Brennan ’76 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 15, 2018

Beth A. Brennan Obituary

Beth A. Brennan

Beth A. Brennan, 60, of St. Pete Beach, FL, died September 24, 2018 surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband, David Striebich; parents, Dr. Joe and Annette Brennan; sisters, Debra and Wendy; niece, Amy; nephews, Robert and Scott; and her loving pets, Hooli, Jethro, Tink and Casper.

View the online memorial for Beth A. Brennan

Published in Toledo Blade on Sept. 30, 2018

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Mother of Julie Leister Ketterman ’82 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on September 30, 2018

Loretta Jane Tucker Obituary

Loretta Jane Tucker “The Best Mom” passed away Sunday September 23, 2018 at Heartland of Waterville. The daughter of Russell and Martha Gephart, she was born January 16, 1938 in Toledo, OH. She was a graduate of Scott High School where she was a majorette. She received her Bachelor’s from The Ohio State University as a Dental Hygienist. She worked for several area dentist offices throughout the years. Loretta liked to bake, sew and spoil her grandchildren. She spent her winters in Naples, FL at the Bayside Villas where she had many very close friends. Loretta will be remember most as a dedicated mother and grandmother, who worked tirelessly to provide for her family.

She is survived by her children, Linda (Dave) Ball, Shawn Leister, Julie (Paul) Ketterman, Tim Leister; grandchildren, Kelly (Brian) Downey, Ryan Ball, RJ Leister, Luke and Lauren Ketterman, Russell Leister; sisters, Marda (Jim) Dewey, Iona (Bob) Valentine; many nieces and nephews; and special friend, John Lavery. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leonard Tucker; and granddaughter, Kelsey Ketterman.

Friends may visit the family on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 2-7 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey Rd). Interment will be private. Memorials may be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association. Condolences may be shared with the family at

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Published in Toledo Blade from Sept. 25 to Sept. 26, 2018

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Brother of Eileen Capshaw Wilen ’62 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on September 11, 2018

Gordon Capshaw Obituary

Gordon Capshaw, 75, died by senseless gun violence on Wednesday, September 6, 2018. Gordon was truly a free spirit. He was kind, generous and non-judgmental. He had a joke for everyone and every subject. He loved babies, puppies and the Toledo Zoo which was where he had his first job.

He served in the army in the Vietnam War.

He was born January 22, 1943 to Dolores and Gordon Capshaw who have preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Hoolahan; his two sons, Peter and Colin; his sisters, Mary (Murray Todd), Walling (Richard Mariea), Eileen (Arthur Wilen), Alice (John Estes); his brother, John; his stepsons, Brian and Patrick; and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind many friends who are as crazy as he was.

Please send contributions to The Toledo Zoo or the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, 840 First St. NE, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20002.

A memorial service is being planned.

Please view and sign the online guest registry at:

View the online memorial for Gordon Capshaw

Published in Toledo Blade from Sept. 11 to Sept. 12, 2018

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Husband of Anita Eisel Kobylak ’62 (father of Tricia ’87 and Trudy ’84) passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on September 11, 2018

Ronald “Pappy” J. Kobylak, age 75 of Monclova, OH passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at his home after a long illness. He was born on December 25, 1942 in Toledo to Louis and Angela (Kornasiewicz) Kobylak. Ron was a graduate of Rossford High School and proudly served his country in the US Navy during the Vietnam War on the USS Lester. He married Anita (Eisel) on May 1, 1965 and went to work for Libbey Owens Ford Glass Company in the Mold Shop. Ron was a life member of the Maumee Elk’s and a member of St. Joan of Arc Church. He was a very talented man who loved woodworking and caring for the lawn. He enjoyed reading Mother Earth News and spending time with his family. Ron’s proudest achievement was designing and building his own home with the help of his wife and children. He paid great attention to the details and customization. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be greatly missed.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 53 years, Anita; children, Scott (Diana) Kobylak, Trudy (J. Mark) Turner and Aaron Middleton; brother, Theodore (Corrine) Kobylak; grandchildren, Tyler Whearty, Landon and Mallory Kobylak; and his lifelong friend, Jim Manke.

Pappy was preceded in death by his parents; and his daughter, Tricia Kobylak.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Church where the family will greet visitors in the church narthex beginning at 9:30 a.m. A funeral luncheon will follow at the Maumee Elk’s Club. Interment will be private. The Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford is assisting the family with arrangements.

Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford offers a variety of funeral services, from traditional funerals to competitively priced cremations, serving Rossford, OH and the surrounding communities. We also offer funeral pre-planning and carry a wide selection of caskets, vaults, urns and burial containers.

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Daughter of Joannie Mowka Krall ’71 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on September 11, 2018

Lisa Marie Krall Obituary

Lisa Marie Krall

Lisa Marie Krall passed away on Friday, August 18, 2017 at the age of 36. She was surrounded by her loving family at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania, Ohio.

Lisa was a devoted mother to her two sons, Jordan and Kaden and daughter Aubry. Lisa was known by family and friends to be one who always put others ahead of herself. She was kind and caring, but also one to announce her true feelings when needed. All with love of course.

Surviving Lisa are her parents, Joanie and David Krall; sons, Jordan and Kaden; daughter, Aubry; brother, Todd (Kelly) Krall; nephew, Ryan; niece, Lyla who meant the world to Lisa; loving companion, Jay Smith, and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family and friends may visit on Monday, from 2-8:30 p.m. at the W.K. Sujkowski and Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. Prayer services will be held on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 10:15a.m. in the mortuary followed by the Funeral Mass at Little Flower Church at 11 a.m. Burial services will be private.

The family of Lisa would like to thank Dana Nowak, Beth and Erin Butcher, home hospice nurse Wanda, nurse Karen from Ebeid Hospice, and Dr. Christine Ellis for all their love and support. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations which will go towards Lisa’s children.

View the online memorial for Lisa Marie Krall

Published in Toledo Blade on Aug. 20, 2018

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Amy Thorpe Wiley ’86 article in “The Promise” a Susan G Komen NW Ohio Newsletter

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 22, 2018

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