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Barbara Mileski ’71 passed away. (Sister of Rosemary ’69 and Rita ’77)

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 20, 2020

Barbara A. Mileski Obituary

Barbara A. Mileski, age 67 of Maumee, passed away unexpectedly on February 16, 2020. She was born to Edward and Rosalie (Spilka) Mileski on January 14, 1953. Barb was a 1971 graduate of McAuley High School. She started her career in 1976 working as a secretary for the Lucas County Sheriff Department until the time of her retirement.

She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her siblings, Rosemary (Jim) Nelson, David (Lynne) Mileski and Rita (Kevin) Monroe; nephews, Rev. Christopher Mileski and Joseph Mileski; niece, Katie (Mychael) Wagoner; and great-nephew, Levi Wagoner.

Barb was a loving, caring, and devoted sister, aunt, and friend. She was especially devoted to her niece, nephews, and great-nephew. Barb enjoyed spending time with her family, whether it was a small gathering or a day spent making pierogi.

Barb was generous and kind, always thinking of others before herself. A devout Catholic, she spent most of her time helping others, putting her faith into action. Barb touched the lives of many. Words cannot describe how much she will be missed.

Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Sunday, February 23rd from 2:00-8:00 p.m. where a Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, February 24th at Immaculate Conception Church, 434 Western Avenue, Toledo, OH 43609 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Immaculate Conception Church Legacy Fund. Please view and sign our online “guest registry” at:

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Susan Schweickert Dunn ’74 passed away: (Sister of Mary Therese ’68, Karen ’70, Julie ’77)

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 30, 2020

Susan (Schweickert) Dunn Obituary

Susan (Schweickert) Dunn

Susan Elaine (Schweickert) Dunn born the fourth of six children to Walter Henry and Therese Rose Schweickert June 25, 1956, died unexpectedly in her home on January 27, 2020. She married Thomas Dunn of Genoa, owner of Buckeye Sanitation February 11, 1995 and made their home in Genoa for the last 25 years. Strong faith, devoted wife, loving sister and true friend are a few words used to describe Susan.

She grew up in South Toledo and would often share many fun great memories of growing up in the old neighborhood. Susan attended St. Patricks of Heatherdowns elementary school and would spend her childhood summers living at the family’s cottages on Devil’s Lake in Manitou Beach MI. She graduated from McAuley High School then went on to earn her early childhood education degree retiring from St. Charles Hospital in 2001. She was blessed with a gift of love for children and she cared for them with great joy. She especially loved watching her nieces, nephews and their children grow while staying involved in many aspects of each one of their lives. Susan fought the long tough battle of breast cancer in 2003 with God, family and friends by her side and survived. She loved to travel, especially cruises to the Caribbean with her husband and most recently in 2019 a trip to Rome then Fatima, Portugal. She was an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes in Genoa serving as a Lector. Her favorite time of year was Christmas and would elegantly decorate her home to express the true meaning of the season. The Dunn home was home to the Schweickert Family Christmas every Christmas Eve celebrating our 25th year in 2019. Susan always reserved time for Christmas Carols and “Keep Christ in Christmas” sharing thoughts and scripture on the nativity and birth of our Lord. She began a Prayer Box Ministry, creating cards with scripture verses and pictures beautifully decorated to create a sense of joy while contemplating prayer and would place them in the most beautifully crafted treasure chest. She shared them with anyone experiencing life challenges. Her other hobbies include reading, listening to her classic rock music, her crystal and Jan Pugh collections and her many works of art on the life of Christ. Our world is definitely a little less colorful without our dear sweet Sue.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 25 years Thomas Dunn, sisters Mary Therese Tann, Karen (Mark) Cromly, Julie (Kenneth) Clocksin, brothers Walter (Barbara) Schweickert, Vincent (Laura) Schweickert, 21 nieces, nephews and their spouses, 33 great nieces and nephews with several more on the way, mother in law Doris Dunn, brother in law Pat (Jenni) Dunn, sisters in law Kay ( Mark) Lennox, Roberta Kehlmeier and Tammy Williams. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother in law Robert Guy Tann, father in law Robert L Dunn and brother in law Jerry L Dunn.

Visitation will be held at Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 West Street, Genoa from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2020. A Scripture Service will begin at 7 p.m in the funeral home. Funeral Mass will begin at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 1, 2020, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 204 S. Main St., Genoa. A graveside service will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, 5725 Hill Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43615. Memorial contributions for Susan may be directed to Our Lady of Lourdes – Renovation Fund, 204 S. Main St., Genoa. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

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Kathleen Conley Kathie Conley Liboon ’70 passed away (Sister to Pamela Conley ’75 deceased and to Cheryl Conley ’73)

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 19, 2020

Kathleen (Conley) Liboon Obituary
Kathleen (Conley) Liboon, of Jonestown TX, passed away January 2, 2020 after a brief illness. She was born to Wayne and Jeanne Conley in Toledo, OH, on September 24, 1952. In 1983, Kathie married the love of her life, Leonard Liboon.

After graduating from McAuley High School in 1970, Kathie obtained her RN from St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing, and bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Mary Manse College. She spent her career in healthcare, serving the profession in significant roles in California and Texas, including Director of Nurse Case Management with OccuHealth Consultants and later, Director of Occupational Health for AECOM.

Kathie had a brilliant smile, matched by an engaging personality and infectious sense of humor. Equally significant, she was compassionate and determined in her desire to help family and friends. Kathie was generous with her handicraft: an accomplished quilter and embroiderer, her needlework graces the homes of friends and family. Kathie and Leonard took great joy square dancing, forging cherished friendships with others who shared their enthusiasm for the dance.

Kathie was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Pamela. She is survived by brothers, Michael (Kathleen) Conley, Lawrence (Joanie) Conley, Daniel (Kathleen) Conley; sisters, Cheryl Conley and Amy Conley; ten nieces and nephews; twelve grand-nieces and -nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent via Venmo to uncommon squares, or in c/o Peter Nadolski, 213 McKittrick Ridge Rd, Georgetown, TX 78633. This group, which Kathie co-founded, promotes lively square dances, drawing from throughout Texas for fun, camaraderie, and goodwill.

Published in The Blade from Jan. 19 to Jan. 20, 2020

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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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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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Melissa Mockensturm Gardner ’80 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 12, 2019

Melissa Mockensturm Gardner

Melissa Gardner, (Mel) beloved wife, mother, daughter and sister left this world on May 4, 2019, nine months after pancreatic cancer aggressively changed her life trajectory. Born Melissa Mockensturm on July 30, 1962 in Toledo, Ohio, Mel attended several Catholic grade schools until moving with her family to Denver Colorado in 1979 where she attended Columbine and Evergreen high schools and ultimately graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in molecular and cellular biology. She subsequently worked for several prominent research laboratories at Coors Biotech, Arizona State University and the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ where she met the love of her life, David Gardner. Dave and Mel married in February of 1996 and subsequently welcomed two amazing daughters in Olivia and Emily. After two years as a full-time mom, Mel embarked on a new career path; obtaining a master’s degree in counseling from Argosy University in Phoenix and began her practice as a Clinical Counselor. A natural counselor, she soon built a robust clinical practice and a national reputation as an expert in EMDR counseling therapy. In 2012 Mel and Dave decided to move back to their midwestern roots when Dave accepted a faculty position at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis. Despite having to complete additional academic course work for Indiana certification and develop brand new relationships in this new environment, Mel was soon fully established in another thriving clinical practice. Mel also had the joy of developing some of the greatest friendships of her life after moving to Indiana. Never were Mel’s counseling skills more evident than when she counselled us all through her final journey, helping us cope with immense grief, while living out her final days with incredible strength, grace, humor and just enough counseling to keep us all on course.

Mel is survived by her husband, David; and daughters Olivia and Emily; parents, Carl Mockensturm (Geri) and Carol Haas (Fran); sisters, Marylin Genz (Will), Margretta Risi (John), Michele Topor (Joe), and brothers, Mark Mockensturm (Rob Salem) and Mike Mockensturm;, several nieces and nephews; and a wonderful group of devoted friends and colleagues across the country.

A memorial service will be held on May 15, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. at ARN Mortuary in Zionsville, Indiana followed by a gathering to celebrate her life at 4:30 p.m. A service will also be held in Toledo, Ohio on May 23rd at 4:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 104 W. Broadway St., Maumee OH 43537. Dinner to follow at Brandywine Country Club, 6904 Salisbury Road, Maumee OH 43537

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: https://www.pancan.org or to EMDRIA, the EMDR International Association: https://www.emdria.org.

Funeral Home

Aaron-Ruben-Nelson Funeral Home Inc
11411 N. Michigan Rd. Zionsville, IN 46077
317-873-4776


Published in The Blade from May 12 to May 13, 2019

 

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Celestine Liberkowski Carmichael ’66 passed away 2/16/2013

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on April 5, 2019

Just found out about another alum’s passing: Celestine Liberkowski Carmichael ’66

Carmichael, Celestine Ann “Sally”, 64 of Clearwater, Fl died Saturday February 16, 2013 at BayCare Alliant Hospital.

She was born in Toledo, OH and came to Clearwater in 2005 from Aurora, IL.

She was the Housekeeping Supervisor for Harbourwood Rehab facility in Clearwater Fl for 6 yrs before retiring in 2012 and was of the Catholic Faith.

Survivors include her husband of 42 years, William R. Carmichael; her daughter, Monica L. Breeding; son-in-law; Scott A. Breeding, brother, Matthew Liberkowski; sister, Bernadette Keller; and her grandson, William H. Breeding. She was preceded in death by her mother, Genieve Suski; father, Daniel; Liberkowski; brothers, James Liberkowski and Andrew Liberkowski.

Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home 
2853 Sunset Point Road 
Clearwater, FL. 33759 
(727) 796-1992 
www.sylvanabbey.com

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Rita Dreier Cherry ’64 passed away 9/21/2009

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on April 5, 2019

CHERRY Rita Mae Rita Mae Cherry, age 63, of Toledo, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, September 21, 2009, after a prolonged fight with a chronic illness. She spent a lifetime spreading joy and happiness to her friends and loved ones. She will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to be in her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert and grandson, Angel Garcia. She is survived by her children, Michael (Becky) Herrick, Stephanie (Pete) Garcia, Jennifer (Tim) Trumbull and Robert (Anna) Cherry Jr.; sister, Joann Burkard; brother, Foster (Carol) Dreier; grandchildren Sa-mantha, Allison, Katelyn, Catalina, Megan, Mikel, Zachary, Miranda, Brandon, Kelsey, Eli, Emily, Pedro “PJ”, Amanda, Aaron and Bobby; as well as great-grandson, Armondo. Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday beginning at 1 p.m. in the mortuary followed by interment in Highland Memory Gardens, Waterville. Please view and sign the guest registry at: www.CoyleFuneralHome.com

Published in The Blade from Sept. 22 to Sept. 23, 2009

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