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Brother of Barbara Ragan ’67 and Elizabeth Ragan ’68 passed away: (sorry to be so late in posting this)

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on June 29, 2021

James M. Ragan, age 68 of Toledo, passed away on February 24, 2020. He was born to Robert and Edith (Mahoney) Ragan on October 22, 1951. He was in the first graduating class of St. John Jesuit High School in 1969 and was also a graduate of Xavier University where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Jim spent his career working as a business owner, in sales and marketing. He loved sailing and teaching the craft to others. He participated in races locally, on the great lakes as well as many Mackinaw races. Jim also enjoyed being active in local politics, especially those pertaining to local development and conservation of our regional waterways.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Kitty; son, Robert; daughter, Kelly Ragan-Rhea; grandson, Joe Rhea of Stuart, FL; sisters, Barbara Bennett, Marshfield, MA and Beth Ragan, Schaumburg, IL; as well as a niece, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Saturday, February 29th from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may take the form of contributions to St. John Jesuit High School or to the Great Lakes Water Initiative. Please leave a condolence message and view Jim’s memorial video tribute at CoyleFuneralHome.com.

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To plant trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.Published by The Blade on Feb. 27, 2020.

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Mother of Judy Homan ’76 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 24, 2021

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JoAnn M. Homan

04/02/1930 – 05/19/2021

JoAnn M. Homan passed away peacefully May 19, 2021 surrounded by the love of family. JoAnn was born April 2, 1930 to Paul Albert and Clara Grzesk Lautermilch.

JoAnn was a graduate of Calvert High School in Tiffin, and Mary Manse college in Toledo, where she earned a degree in elementary education. August 23, 1952, JoAnn married the love of her life, Charles “Bud” Homan. Bud and Jo were married for 64 years before his passing in 2017.

She taught first grade for over 30 years, primarily at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns in Toledo, Ohio and St. Joseph Catholic School in Trenton, Michigan. She was a devoted wife and mother who applied her “teacher skills” to her children throughout their lives!

JoAnn was a great cook. She knew how to tackle most any cut of meat, and enjoyed cooking for family and friends. She was particularly known for her coffee cake, and blueberry pie!

After retirement JoAnn and Charles returned to Waterville in the Toledo, Ohio area to be closer to their grandchildren. In retirement, JoAnn and Charles traveled to Europe, South America, Mexico and the southwest USA. They found great people and good stories everywhere they went!

Where JoAnn was, there was laughter and mischief! She loved a party, and enjoyed playing bridge and golf. She treasured friends made throughout her life. She will be remembered for her quick wit, welcoming spirit, generosity, and deep faith.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles Homan; sister, Judy Lautermilch; brother, RADM Paul Lautermilch; sister-in-law, Dorothy (Mescher) Lautermilch; and brother, Rev David Lautermilch. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Mary Kay DenUyl; her son, Chad; daughter, Judy (John) Leech; grandchildren, Katie (David) Theby, Joseph Leech, Shannon Homan; great-granddaughter, JoAnna Theby; and numerous nieces and nephews.

We would like to thank the staff at Genacross Wolf Creek for the care and comradery over the last four years. The family suggests memorial donations to the building fund at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 104 W. Broadway, Maumee, Ohio 43537 or Toledo, Northwestern Ohio Food Bank. A Mass celebrating the Life of JoAnn Homan will be offered on Tuesday May 25 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation immediately before from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maumee, Ohio. Arrangements by Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.Published in The Blade on May 23, 2021.

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Sister of Kathleen Mowery ’75 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 17, 2021

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Patricia Anne Garner, age 70, of Crossville, TN passed away on May 10, 2021. She was born June 3, 1950 in Toledo, OH, the daughter of Robert Mowery and Donna Whiteman Mowery. She was a graduate of Bowsher High School in Toledo and worked many years as an Administrative Assistant. She was of the Catholic faith. She enjoyed baking, attending luncheons with her Bunco group and spending time with her granddog, Zoe.

She is survived by her son, Shawn Garner; and his wife, Kim Garner of Crossville, TN; sister, Kathy Kulwicki; and her husband, Jim Kulwicki of Belleville, MI; and sister-in-law, Jerrie Mowery of Toledo, OH.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Mike Mowery.

Mom moved to Crossville with us in 2020 so that we could enjoy more time together. Although that time was not as long as we would have liked we tried to make every day special for her. Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers. We will miss her.

There will be no services. We ask that you take a moment to remember Pat in your own way. This is the way she would have wanted it. She always put her family and friends first and herself last.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local hospice or to Cumberland House Hospice, Crossville, TN.




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Published in The Blade on May 16, 2021.

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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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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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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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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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Mother of Patricia Bagrowski ’67 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 8, 2021

Gertrude T. Bagrowski

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Gertrude Bagrowski, 95, of Swanton passed away February 2, 2021. She was born on November 20, 1925 to Joseph and Anna (Szkatulski) Popiela in Toledo. Gertrude began her working career at 16 at a glove factory and eventually went on to work for Estes printing, the Turnpike Hotel, and airport transportation. She was an active member of St. Richard Church in Swanton where she was an Eucharistic Minister, was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, made rosaries and kitchen scrub pads to donate, cleaned, and performed light office work. Gertrude enjoyed attending festivals and fairs, traveling to visit her family, loved the wildlife and nature, fishing, flowers, loved her coffee, pumpkin pie, playing cards, reading, music, baking, camping, and visiting the Toledo Zoo where she was a member for over 50 years.

Gertrude was preceded in death by her loving husband, Delfin and 11 siblings. Surviving are her children, Michael (Patricia), Patricia (James) Sheehy, Daniel (Cindy), Joseph, David and Ann (Timothy) Giebel; grandchildren, Chris, Katy, Brian, Jason, Justin, Brittany and Travis; great grandchildren; great great grandchildren; brother, Edward Popiela; and extended family and friends.

Visitation with social distancing will be held on Sunday from 3-7:00 p.m. at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the mortuary where friends may visit after 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be directed to St. Richard Church, Swanton, OH or the Toledo Zoo.

Please send condolences to www.sujkowskiairport.com.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.Published in The Blade from Feb. 7 to Feb. 9, 2021.

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