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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
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

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Margene Komenda ’66 passed away in 2018

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 27, 2021

Margene Bowles Obituary

Here is Margene Bowles’s obituary. Please accept Echovita’s sincere condolences.

With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Margene Bowles (Toledo, Ohio), who passed away on September 23, 2018 at the age of 70. Family and friends are welcome to leave their condolences on this memorial page and share them with the family.

She was predeceased by : her parents, Edward and Marceil Komenda; her brother-in-law Jimmy Bowles; and also, Lester and Marjorie Bowles.

She is survived by : her husband Kenny Bowles; her children, John Lawniczak (Misty Lawniczak), Julie Leggett (Eric Leggett) and Joe Lawniczak; her grandchildren, Jacob, Chase, Hunter, Bailey, Victoria and Riley; her sister Elsene Slowinski; her close friends, Mary Perkins and Sharon Amsler; and also, Freda, Wally Wallbaum, Lila, Jay Meadows, Randy, Michelle Bowles, Eddie, Donna Bowles, Sherri, Robert Cook, Terri Jones and Cathy Bowles.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to an organization of your choosing.

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Anne Marie Staniszewski ’62 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 19, 2021

Anne Marie Staniszewski Treglia


1944 – 2021

Remembering Anne Marie (Staniszewski) Treglia is to remember a life dedicated to helping others. Born in Toledo, OH during the climax of WWII in 1944, Anne completed her life journey January 11, 2021. The daughter of second generation Polish immigrants, her Catholic upbringing highlights a life of service to community, family, and friends. Her lifelong commitment to helping, healing and supporting others began at age 13 and endured for more than 63 years. She retired as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) in June 2020, but continued to volunteer as an NP at That Neighborhood Free Health Clinic and Under One Roof food pantry.

One of Anne’s greatest joys was being Nana to her four grandchildren, Abby, Joey, Alex and Tate, and proud mother of Beth (Joe) and Phil (Laura).

Those who wish to contribute on behalf of Anne’s life are encouraged to donate to Veterans Matter, The Toledo Zoo or The Toledo Museum of Art. Due to COVID-19, a virtual celebration of life will be held on Friday, January 22 at 7 p.m. ET. Please contact the family for further information.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.Published in The Blade from Jan. 17 to Jan. 19, 2021

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Theresa Nally ’66 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on December 22, 2020

Theresa M. Nally

Theresa Nally (1948-2020) passed peacefully on Tuesday, December 15 at age 72. Preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Catherine Nally (Maumee,O), sister Brigid Nally and brothers Martin and Daniel, all of Cincinnati. Dear sister of Patrick (Louisa), Mary (Samir) Moawad, Michael, Anne, Catherine (Richard) Druffel, Nora, Julia (Thomas) Greiner and sister-in-law, Marcella (Marcy) Nally; loving aunt to several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Theresa grew up in Maumee, O attending St. Joseph’s elementary, McAuley High School in Toledo and the University of Toledo’s Community College earning an associate degree as a medical assistant. She worked in this field along with other jobs in retail. She moved to Cincinnati in 1972. Though retiring early due to disability, she spent many volunteer hours at Good Samaritan Hospital and the Red Cross.

It is well known that Theresa had a big heart. She never met a stranger, making friends wherever she went and willing to offer a helping hand. Kathleen Sigafoos, Tom Keller and Lil Walton were dear friends. Her greatest joy was being a doting aunt and great-aunt. Festive and fun, she enjoyed parties, holidays and dancing. For the past eight years, Theresa lived in an assisted living apartment at Hyde Park Health Center where she was loved by residents and staff alike. Theresa’s legacy that “it is courageous to have a soft heart” is a fitting tribute to her resilience, strength and kindness. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery (Toledo) at the family’s convenience assisted by Coyle Funeral Home (Toledo). Donations can be made to Hyde Park Health Center’s “assisted living residents community activities fund” HPHC Business Office (Cara Bussell), 4001 Rosslyn Dr., Cinti, Ohio 45209 or to a charity of donor’s choice.To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Theresa M. Nally please visit our Sympathy Store.

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Mary Alice Crossen Honisko ’69 passed away.

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on December 9, 2020

Mary Honisko

Obituary for Mary Honisko

Mary Alice Honisko, age 69, died peacefully on December 7, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was born on June 5, 1951 in Toledo to Thomas and Alice (Thompson) Crossen. Mary graduated from McAuley High School and the University of Toledo. She taught Physical Education for the Catholic Diocese. Mary married her husband Richard J. Honisko on June 18, 1976. She raised her 3 children and enjoyed being a homemaker. Mary was a lifelong member and volunteer at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. She became the loving child care provider for her 3 granddaughters, whom she adored. Mary also appreciated history and watching John Wayne movies, as well as going out to dinner with her special friends.
Mary is survived by her children Andrea (James) Born, Marcia and Eric Honisko; granddaughters Adeline “Addie”, Elise and Tess; her brothers Thomas (Smorn), James, Richard (Jeanne), and Donald (Sandra) Crossen, and her sister in law Sandra (Bob) Young. She is also survived by her mother in law Betty Honisko and several nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Richard.
Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd. on Thursday, December 10 from 2:00- 8:00 p.m., with a Scripture Service at 7:00. The funeral will begin at Coyle at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, December 11, followed by Mass at OLPH Church at 10:00 a.m. Masks and social distancing will be required at the funeral home and church. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery. Donations may be given to OLPH Church. Please view Mary’s video tribute and leave a condolence message for the family at

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Mary Lynn Roth ’66 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on December 3, 2020

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Mary Lynn Roth, 72, passed away on November 29, 2020 in Toledo, Ohio after a long illness. Mary Lynn was born in Toledo, Ohio to George and Erma Roth on November 21, 1948. She grew up in the south end, known as Darby, because of the strong Irish ethnicity. She graduated from McAuley High School in 1966. Mary Lynn had a magnanimous heart and she enjoyed spending time with her siblings and their families. She particularly enjoyed celebrating the major holidays when all of the family were invited and welcomed at her sister, Sharon’s, home. Mary Lynn lived 29 years in the Immaculate Conception Parish and then joined Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in 1988 where she volunteered and enjoyed working bingo. She retired from Hinkle Manufacturing.
Mary Lynn was preceded in death by her parents, George and Erma, her brothers Jim (Rachel) and Joe (Sarah) and her sisters Mary Pat and Patricia Mary. She is survived by her siblings Tom, Jack (Vicki), Rita, Bob (Jackie), Sharon Veitch (Roger), George (Tina) and Therese Brown (Gerry); five nieces and seven nephews and 13 grand nieces and nephews.
Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Friday, December 4, 2020 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be Saturday, December 5 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 6149 Hill Avenue, Holland, Ohio. Burial will be private at Calvary Cemetery, Toledo. A Celebration of Life ceremony will also be held at a later date.
Memorial donations in Mary Lynn’s memory may be given to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Mary Lynn Roth please visit our Sympathy Store.

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Ruth Ann Meyer Brooks ’69 passed away (sister to Suellen Meyer ’71 also deceased)

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on December 2, 2020

Obituary photo of Ruth Brooks, Toledo-OH
Ruth A. Brooks, age 68, of Toledo, OH passed away October 7, 2019 at Genacross Lutheran Village. She was born June 8, 1951 in Toledo to Louis and Loretta (Marshall) Meyer. Ruth was a devout Catholic. She enjoyed crocheting, but most importantly spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.

Ruth is survived by her children, Andrew (Sherri) Brooks, Tammie (John) Yeager, Jessicasue Brooks, Ben (Ashley) Brooks and Adam (Emily) Brooks; brother, William (Linda) Meyer; 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her sister, Sue Koontz.

According to the wishes of Ruth’s family private services will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross in Ruth’s memory.

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Laura Stephens ’67 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on November 25, 2020

Ann Stephens McCallister ’67 passed away:

Ann McCallister

Obituary for Ann McCallister

Ann Laura McCallister nee Stephens passed away in her home on Wednesday October 28th in Toledo Ohio at the age of 71.
Ann is survived by her children, Ian McCallister and Caitlin “Caiti” McCallister; siblings, Jeffery Stephens, Barry Stephens, John Stephens, and Casey Stephens, along with their respective families including many nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews. Ann is preceded in death by her parents, Robert Stephens and Rose Ann Stephens of Toledo, Ohio.
Ann was born on May 12th, 1949 in Toledo Ohio to Robert and Rose Ann Stephens. She graduated from Bowling Green State University with a master’s degree in speech therapy. Ann worked for many years in Toledo Ohio, Port Clinton Ohio, and Florida. Her goal was to help as many children as she could while enjoying a quaint lifestyle in small seaside towns. Ann married Lee McCallister, a mechanical engineer, in June of 1981 and over the coming years welcomed two children into their lives. Ann’s children Ian and Caiti remember their mother as a kind, unique woman, with many talents and joys, but mostly her love of family. After moving to Shreveport Louisiana, Ann pursued a career in American Sign Language and was a successful interpreter until 1999 when she decided to return to her first passion of working with young children. Ann help a countless number of children and touched the lives of many learning-disabled families in her 45 years of teaching.
Ann was an accomplished artist with a flair for drawing, design, and jewelry making, she also enjoyed the theatre, film, and music. Ann had a love of antiques, specifically glass oil lamps, which she collected over the years and was an avid animal enthusiast and lover.
A visitation and remembrance will be held on Thursday, November 5th from 4pm – 7pm at Coyle Funeral Home in Toledo, Ohio. All are welcome to attend. Face masks and social distancing will be required by the Funeral Home.

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Janice Hatfield Spindler ’62 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on September 21, 2020

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Janice K. Spindler

Janice K. Spindler passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 16th, 2020. Jan was born and raised in Toledo, OH and graduated from McCaulley High School. She married her childhood Sweetheart, Norman Spindler, November 7th, 1964 and had 52 wonderful years together. Jan raised 3 sons and loved being a mom. She also loved music and loved to sing. She was a proud member of the Sweet Adelines singing group for many years. She was also very active With the church in many aspects over the years.

Janice is survived by her 3 sons, William (Tammy), Mark (Heather) and Jayson (Karen); along with 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and special friend, Jerry Keck.

The family wishes to invite family and friends for a celebration memorial on Tuesday, September 22nd, at 3pm at Crossroads Church in Ottawa Lake, MI, with a reception celebration following after at Mark and Heathers home in Ottawa Lake, MI.

Address to the church is 6960 Sylvania-Petersburg Rd., Ottawa Lake, MI 49267. Address to Mark and Heathers home is 8445 Sterns Rd., Ottawa Lake, MI 49267.


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Published in The Blade from Sep. 20 to Sep. 22, 2020.

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Sue Grindle Rumpf ’74 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 7, 2020

(This was originally posted on our McAuley FB Page by Michelle Badhorn-Hall)

Sue Grindle Rumph’s class of 1974-daughter wrote:

Today, May 15, just one day shy of her 64th birthday our mom went home to be with the Lord. Her husband and all three kids got to be with her to say goodbye. We are absolutely devastated! But our hope remains in the Lord, that we will see her again someday! And we are so thankful for all the precious years we had with her. The best wife, friend, sister, mom, and Mimi

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