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Tamera Wagener Hall ’78 (sister of Kimberly Wagener ’76) passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on April 29, 2021

Tamara Hall
Tamara “Tammy” Hall age 60 of Toledo passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at UTMC. Tammy was born on June 11, 1960 to James and Mary C. Wagener. She was a 20 year member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and longtime volunteer at St. Joseph School in Maumee.

She is survived by her father, James “Guggs” Wagener; daughter Kim (Lupe) Barboza; grandchildren Diego and Selena Barboza; siblings Kim (Norm) Wagener and Jeff (Becky) Wagener; sisters in service Lori Toth, Evelyn Appley and Debbie Robaszkiewicz; and close friends Fran Tarsha and Sister Mary Celine Bundschuh, S.N.D. She was preceded in death by her mother Mary C. Wagener, brother James E. Wagener and husband Randy Crider.

Her daughter would like to thank those that loved and cared for her over her lifetime. “Unconditional love is an illogical notion, but such a great and powerful one.” ― A.J. Jacobs

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio or the Mental Health Services and Recovery Board of Northwest Ohio. Arrangements by Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee.
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Husband of Mary McGranahan ’80 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on April 17, 2021

Brian Jay Gray, 61, passed away in his home, surrounded by his loving family on April 8, 2021.

There was never a person in need that Brian didn’t help. He and Mary’s words always were, “Our front door is forever open, and there is always room for one more at our table.” He treated every stranger as a friend and loved his family with all of his heart. He kissed his sons as much as his daughters and told his children he loved them at least once a day. He adored all of his grandchildren and celebrated every new birth.  Brian worked hard for 38 years at Jeep to provide for his family. He loved his team at Jeep and they often referred to him as their work dad. He mentored many and was admired for his work ethic. He truly cared about his role as Team Leader.

Every Sunday their home was full of family, friends and the aroma of delicious home cooked food because Sundays were for God and family, but Saturday was for Notre Dame football. Brian loved to cook and was especially proud of his soups on New Year’s Day.

Brian’s humor was exceptional and his Irish wit was above all others. He dearly loved to laugh and a good joke or limerick never went unnoticed. Tradition seeped through his veins as he often said, “Tradition is who you are and not what you do.” Praying the rosary every morning was his daily routine, just like his father before him and his father before that. Standing alongside his beloved wife Mary, raising their children to love one another was the most important thing on Earth to him. Brian believed when you love your family, everyone you meet becomes family.

Brian will be passionately missed by the love of his life and bride of 36 years, Mary (McGranahan) Gray, and his legacy will live on through his children Adam (Caryn) Gray, Emily (Matthew) Whitely, Oliver (Lizzie) Gray, Adeline (Jacob) Ransom, Isabelle (Zachary) Thomas, and Elliott Gray; grandchildren, Raegan, Reese, Liam, Mick, Sophie, Lily, Killian, Cormick, Ivy, Vivienne, and Adelita. Brian will be greatly missed by his sisters, Peg Hayden and Bridget Gray; several nieces and nephews, and many loving friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Leo and Patricia; brother, Dennis; and sister, Pat. He is also survived by his aunt, Cheryl Kornfeld; uncle, Barry Wilhite; sister-in-law, Kathy Gray; and sister, Debra Mills.

Visitation will be held Monday, April 12th from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton, where a Vigil Service will be held at 7:30 p.m.  Visitation will continue Tuesday, April 13th from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 2649 US Hwy. 20, Swanton, OH 43558., where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 12:00 (Noon).

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity School – Tuition Assistance Fund.

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Services

VISITATIONMonday
April 12, 2021
2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton
204 Chestnut Street
Swanton, OH 43558DirectionsText DetailsEmail Details


MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIALTuesday
April 13, 2021
12:00 PM
Holy Trinity Catholic Church~Assumption
2649 US 20
Swanton, OH 43558DirectionsText DetailsEmail Details


Donations

Holy Trinity School
2649 US 20, Swanton OH 43558
Tel: 1-419-644-4014

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Dawn Heffner ’87 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on April 17, 2021

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Dawn Nikee’ Heffner, aka Nikki, 51, of Toledo, OH, passed on Easter Sunday at the ProMedica Toledo Hospital. She was a McAuley High School, University of Toledo and Arbor Springs University graduate. Nikki was also a licensed cosmetologist. She was preceded in death by father, James Paul Heffner; and leaves to cherish her memory, mother, Faytha Heffner; and sister, Tonya Heffner. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 10 a.m. with funeral services at 11 a.m. at the Jerusalem Baptist Church, 445 Dorr Street, Toledo, OH 43604. Funeral Service will be streamed via the C. Brown Funeral Home Facebook page.

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Mother of Kimberly Zielinski ’76 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on April 17, 2021

Obituary of Evelyn Jean ZIELINSKI

Evelyn (Krupinski) Zielinski, 85, passed away April 7, 2021, at her home in Phoenix AZ, after a brave battle with Stage 4 Renal (kidney) cancer. She was born May 31, 1935 to Michael Krupinski and Ruth (Hayes) Krupinski. She grew up in Toledo OH, attending Shoreland Elementary and Whitmer high schools.

Evelyn is survived by her children, Kimberly Weaver (Gene), Kathryn Wyse, Step-son David Zielinski; grandchildren, David “DJ”, Heather, Holly Burch (Randy), Christopher, Ryan Stack, Kristen Hughes (Forrest), Lindsay Mocek (Justin), Trevor (Samantha), Jeremy Yglesias, Nickolas Wyse and Danielle Wyse. She is proceeded in death by her husband Ollie Zielinski, son Ollie “Joe” Zielinski, and grandson Eric Godwin. For many years, Evelyn and her husband Ollie owned a neighborhood corner grocery store “Ollie’s Market” in the old south end of Toledo. After they retired they became snowbirds, spending summers in MI at Bird Lake, and the rest of the year in Ruskin, FL. They enjoyed many years in the sunshine state, touring the area with their camping club, boating, fishing, and spending time with their many friends there. Evelyn liked to stay busy, she worked part time at Dooley Groves putting together gift baskets that they sold in their gift shop, and also at Ruskin Family Drive-In theatre, where she sold tickets and snacks in their snack bar.

When Evelyn’s beloved husband of 56 years (Ollie) passed away in 2013, Evelyn relocate to Phoenix AZ to live near her daughter Kim. She embraced her new life and began volunteering in her new community, working in the office, joining block watch, and delivering the weekly Community newsletters on her golf cart to everyone’s mailboxes. Evelyn enjoyed many activities in her Community including the Women’s Club, aqua aerobics, shuffle board, line dancing, bunco, bingo, and game nights. She loved her many friends, and every chance to play cards and dominos with them. She also enjoyed garage sales, craft fairs, many movies at the nearby theater, and trips to her daughter and son-in-law’s cabin in the mountains of Northern AZ. Evelyn’s wish is to be cremated. Her ashes will be spread in her favorite place in MI, in the same place as her husband and son. There will be a private family service in MI at later time.

The family would like to say thank you to Hospice of the Valley for the care they provided.

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Father of Jennifer ’72 and Cynthia Darr ’73 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on April 17, 2021

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Ignatius Edward “Nate” Darr, age 89, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away Saturday morning, April 10, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was born February 29, 1932, in Toledo, Ohio, to Harold Edward and Frances E. (Cutcher) Darr. He was a 1950 graduate of Central Catholic High School and attended the University of Toledo for one year. Nate served in the United States Navy from February 15, 1953 to February 14, 1955. He married his high school sweetheart, Joan M. Hanlon on September 5, 1953, she preceded him death on October 14, 2010.

Nate worked for Stanford Thal Construction Company and was a member of the Carpenters Union. A devout Catholic, he faithfully attended St. Richard Catholic Church. He was also a member of Swanton American Legion Post #479 and the NRA. Nate was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Nate is survived by his daughters, Jennifer (Tony) Cangiamilla, Cyndy (Cary) Tippin; son, Tom (Katie) Darr; sister-in-law, Penny (Bud) Weaver; 9 grandchildren, Katie Cangiamilla, Missy (Andrew) Emerine, and Laura (Daniel) Wirick, Matt (Lindsy), Tippin, Mandy (Chad Mchugh) Tippin, Eric (Natalie) Tippin and Tara (Jacob) Khalid and Katherine and Carolyn Darr; 10 great-grandchildren, Joey Cangiamilla, Izabella Emerine; Ramzy Tippin, Jack and Micheal McHugh, Siena, Rosalyn and Brody Tippin, Aria and Remi Khalid; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his beloved wife, Joanie; Nate was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Frances; sisters, Donna Turner and Anna Rose Darr; and father and mother-in-law, John and Clarisse Hanlon.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 17th, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Richard Catholic Church, 333 Brookside Drive in Swanton, with Fr. Eric Culler presiding. Interment, with Military Rites, will follow in St. Richard’s Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements entrusted to Weigel Funeral Home (419.826.2631).

Online expressions of sympathy may be made at

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Elizabeth Snyir Golden ’63 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on April 9, 2021

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Elizabeth Golden

11/23/1945 – 03/17/2021

Elizabeth Snyir Golden was born to Andrew and Lois Snyir (née Aumend) on Nobember 23, 1945. Called “Liz” by dear friends, and Beth Ann by her loving family, she attended Catholic Schools in Toledo’s Hungarian Birmingham neighborhood, going on to graduate from MacCaulley High School in 1962 and the University of Toledo in 1966. Liz worked nearly her entire career as a social worker at the Lucas County Department of Jobs and Human Services, retiring as a division director in 2001. She also had a career in real estate, working as an agent for Loss Realty for over a decade.

It was while working as an agency social worker that she met her first husband, Morris Golden, in 1970. The two were married in 1971 and had two children, Rebecca and Andrea. Liz was a devoted mother, spending many hours at gymnastics and dance practices, and spending weekends at recitals and gymnastics meets. She loved reading, and passed this affection on to her children, reading to them every night at bedtime, and later sharing mystery novels with her girls.

Liz loved travel, and treasured memories of cruises to Mexico and the Panama Canal taken with her beloved friend, the late Patty Murphy. Fourteen years ago, she met Mike Cochrane, her second husband and companion for many special trips – more cruises, and visits to casinos in Mississippi and Las Vegas. Liz loved spending time at casinos, and she developed a particular fondness for Ethel M chocolates, which are made in Las Vegas.

Liz was devoted to her husband and children, who spoke to her by phone every day, and spent as much time in person with her as possible, even during the pandemic. She loved cooking and baking, and was a very talented home chef whose chicken paprikash and roast beef were legendary. Every Christmas, she made Hungarian nut pastries, rolls and apricot lattice pastry, and her daughters plan to continue this tradition using her hand-written recipes.

She leaves behind many to cherish her memory, including husband Mike; her younger brothers, Andrew (Tish) Snyir and Michael (Barb) Snyir; her niece, Amy Snyir, and her dear friend of more than fifty years, Frances Wexler. Her daughters, Rebecca and Andrea Golden; and son-in-law, Andrew Castillo, will keep her memory forever in their hearts.

Elizabeth Snyir Golden left this world March 17, 2021 while recovering from pneumonia. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Lois Snyir; her beloved aunt, Jean E. Aumend; and her first husband, Morris Golden. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a food pantry or other charity that helps people in need of food or shelter. Liz dedicated her life to helping vulnerable people navigate a rough system, so helping those in need is a lovely way to honor her life.

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Husband of Janice Wagener ’77 passsed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 8, 2021

August 14, 1959 – March 5, 2021

An obituary is not available at this time for Richard Carl Monto. We welcome you to provide your thoughts and memories on our Tribute Wall.
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MAR11VisitationThursday, March 11, 20213:00PM – 8:00PMMaison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home
501 Conant St.
Maumee, OH 43537

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Mrs. Margaret Fitzpatrick, English teacher from 1966 to 1981.

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 24, 2021

Margaret Fitzpatrick

Margaret Fitzpatrick


April 18, 1928 – February 19, 2021

Margaret “Margie” Sellers Fitzpatrick, age 92, passed away peacefully on February 19, 2021.

She was born April 18, 1928 in Brookline, MA to John and Mary (MacDonald)
Sellers. Margie graduated from Regis College in Weston, MA in 1949 with a B.A. in
English and went on to complete graduate work at Boston University, Wayne State, and
the University of Toledo. She married Edward F. Fitzpatrick in 1953.
Margie was an English teacher for many years, loving every minute of it. Her career began
with Millis High School in Millis, MA in 1949-1952, then on to McKinley School in
Birmingham, MI until 1957. She moved to Toledo in 1960 and taught at McAuley High
School from 1966-1981 and then St John’s Jesuit High School from 1981-1991. She was
awarded the 1979 “Outstanding English Teacher of Northwest Ohio” while teaching at
McAuley.
She was a 50-year member of the AAUW – the American Association of University Women
and Read for Literacy, serving on the board of both organizations. She also belonged to
the Alliance Francais of Toledo and St. Joan of Arc Parish.
Margie had many favorite pastimes, including reading, playing bridge, quilting, watching
Jeopardy, and relishing the company of her many close friends. She was an avid traveler,
having traveled all over Europe and the United States. She also spent time in Africa where
her daughter Amy lived. Margie devoted many hours to volunteering and was a dedicated
ESL tutor to many beloved students.
She is survived by her children Peter (Becky) Fitzpatrick of Pemberville, OH, Amy
(Michael) O’Neill of Farmington, NM, and Tim Fitzpatrick of Telluride, CO, grandchildren
Sean, Bridget, Kyra, Bryan, Molly, Casey, and Kyle. Her sister Catherine (David) Wells of
Danvers, MA, brother Thomas (Sheila) Sellers of Auburn, CA, and many cousins, nieces,
and nephews also survive. Margie was preceded in death by her parents, sister Virginia,
brother Frank, and daughter in law Melissa Fitzpatrick. She leaves behind many, many
dear friends in Toledo and beloved students from her years of teaching.
Margie enjoyed her last few months in the home of her son Peter, where there was always
a warm fire, a dog to pet, and loving family nearby. Her family would like to thank Ohio
Living Hospice nurse Jennifer and caregivers Ann and Rhonda for their excellent care.
You all provided Margie with much love and dignity in her final days.
There will be no services or visitation at this time. A Memorial Mass and celebration of life
will take place at some point this summer when it is safe for all her family and friends to
attend. Donations in Margie’s memory can be sent to Read for Literacy or the Helping
Hands of St. Louis through the Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo. Coyle Funeral Home
is assisting the family with arrangements. Please leave a condolence message at
CoyleFuneralHome.com

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Mother of Susan ’73, Cathy ’75 and Nancy 80′ Haupricht passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 18, 2021

Donna Marlene Haupricht

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07/24/1935 – 02/14/2021

Donna Marlene Haupricht, 85, went to heaven surrounded by family on February 14, 2021. Marlene was born July 24, 1935, in Toledo, Ohio, to Marvin and Irene (Metzger) Mickens. She graduated from Libbey High School in 1953, where she made a group of lifelong friends that she often referred to as “the Libbey girls.” Marlene married Arlen Thomas Haupricht in 1954 and celebrated 63 years of marriage before his death in 2017. She briefly attended the University of Toledo where she proudly became an Alpha Chi Omega.

Marlene will be most remembered for the joy she took in life and multiplied among her family and friends. Marlene delighted in long summer days. She shared this love often, inviting family to visit the cottage on Vineyard Lake or to come pontooning along the Maumee River. From her years working as a travel agent, Marlene learned how to explore the world. She gifted her sense of adventure to her grandchildren by taking them each on an international trip of their choosing to celebrate high school graduation. In fact, if there was ever a reason to gather and celebrate, Marlene wanted to be there (especially if a handful of Ballreich’s chips or a glass of Paramount Blackberry Brandy was involved). She enjoyed hosting holiday parties with the whole family and made sure that her nieces and grandchildren knew how to bake her favorite cookie – the white velvet.

In addition to her commitment to family, Marlene had a gift of meeting new friends wherever she went; no one was a stranger for long. She spent over 20 years frequenting Vic Tanny and proudly earned the title of Life Master at the Toledo Bridge Club. A devoted Catholic, she loyally attended Mass at St. Joan of Arc. She was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan, enjoying game days alongside her rabbit, Lucky. Still, Marlene’s pride in her children and grandchildren was a theme in the stories she shared, which only increased when she became a GG.

Marlene will be dearly missed by her sister, Carol (Chuck) Shanteau; five children, Tim (Pat) Haupricht, Susan Garling, Cathy (Denny) McLean, Tom (Diane) Haupricht and Nancy (Paul) Keeton; many nieces and nephews, but especially Amy (Michael) Siffer and Melissa (Dan) Dubiel; seven grandchildren, Stephanie (Sean) McGill, Shannon Garling, Katie (Jon) Aring, Emilee (Dan) Haupricht, Cortney (Andy) Schoene, Nathan (Kyllian) Keeton, and Amanda Keeton; and nine great-grandchildren. She leaves wonderful memories with Cheryl, Kent, and Janet. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Haupricht; brother, Marvin James Jr.; and son-in-law, Stephen Garling. (Watch out – she’s coming your way, Dad!)

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 3-7 p.m. in the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St., Maumee, where the Rosary will be recited at 6:45 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Friday, February 19, 2021, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 5856 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Burial will follow at Toledo Memorial Park. Facial coverings and social distancing will be required at all events. Mass can be viewed via live stream by visiting Marlene’s Tribute Wall on her page at walkerfuneralhomes.com, where condolences and fond memories are also encouraged to be shared.

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Father of Janet & Jean ’71 & Vicki ’70 Florian passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 13, 2021

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Obituary for John “Jack” Florian

John “Jack” E. Florian (1928-2021)
John “Jack” Florian of Toledo, Ohio passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on February 9, 2021. His long time wish was to be at home with his wife during his final days and that gift was granted, which was a great comfort to our family.
Jack was born January 4th, 1928 to Carl and Edith Florian in Toledo, Ohio.
He attended Central Catholic High School where he played Varsity basketball and then furthered his education at the University of Toledo where he played on the Freshman basketball team. Jack went on to play many years in the CYO and TCCY Leagues for OLPH and St. Anne’s Parish, winning many titles.
Jack endlessly told the story about the moment he saw Arlene (Petrie). He knew in an instant that he was going to marry her. From that day forward, until the day he left this Earth he did everything in his power to love her, care for her, and protect her. His endearing love for her was witnessed by their eight children, 15 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren. Jack and Arlene were married for 70 years.
For over sixty years, Jack proudly carried on the family name at The Florian Insurance Agency. The agency was started by his grandfather, Edward A. Florian, in 1907 and during his time there he helped transition the agency into its fourth and fifth generation. Most of his career was spent working alongside his sons, Tom and Gary. Jack had a way of turning customers into friends and longed for each and every one of them to be taken care of the old-fashioned way.
Jack enjoyed golf, tennis, playing cards, magic, and in his later years he was especially skillful at corn hole. He loved playing, coaching, and watching sports all the same. Basketball was his favorite!
He coached his kids at OLPH for many years, later became the school Sports Director, and was awarded the CYO Adult Contributor Award in 1978.
After sending five boys through the St. Johns basketball program, he became a lifelong fan. For fifty years he rarely missed a game! He was later honored for this by the school.
Jack was a member of St. Joan of Arc Parish where he regularly attended mass with his wife on Sunday mornings. Together, they volunteered their time at St. Vincent de Paul Society where he became the President and Treasurer for sixteen years. Jack also was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a Former member of Heatherdowns Country Club and Laurel Hill Tennis Club.
Jack took great pleasure in playing in ping-pong matches with his friends and family. In his eighties, he even won gold medals in three Senior Olympic table tennis tournaments.
Jack had a way of lighting up a room with his blue eyes and bright smile. He encouraged his kids and grandkids to do big things and was always proud to hear of their endeavors. We will dearly miss his love of life, his enjoyment in the little things (taking his dogs out for ice cream and hot dogs), and his care for his family. That is when he was truly happy!
Jack is survived by his wife, Arlene Florian; his children, Gary (Janet) Florian, Vicki (Allan Schnerson), Jeanne (Larry) Loehrke, Janet (Randy) Koschalk, John (Beth Stock) Florian, James (Linda) Florian, Thomas (Karen) Florian, Jeff (Shazmah Hakim) Florian; grandchildren, Mark Florian, Gregory (Sara) Florian, Nicole (Jeff) Hopkins, Kurt Koschalk, Kyle (Ines) Koschalk, Sean Florian, Chris Florian, Stephanie (Jason) Connell, Erica (Jacob) McVicker, Sarah (Michael) Iceman, Emily (Jared) Parseghian, Allison (Zachary) MacQueen, Ayla Florian, Ali Florian, Asim Florian; and twenty-one great grandchildren.
We want to be sure to extend our sincere gratitude to the many aides that helped allow him to remain at home during his final months, weeks, and days.
Visitation and services at Coyle Funeral Home will be private for the family. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Toledo (St. Joan of Arc). Checks can be made payable to St. Vincent de Paul and mailed to 5856 Heatherdowns Blvd, Toledo, OH 43614. Please leave a condolence message for the family at CoyleFuneralHome.com.

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