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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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Mother of Loraine Wielinski ’72 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 3, 2021

Obituary for Dorothy Ann Wielinski

Dorothy Ann Wielinski

Dorothy Ann Wielinski, age 90 of Holland, passed away on January 31, 2021. She was born to Simon and Martha (Jozwiak) Mroczkowski on January 5, 1931. She was a graduate of Swanton High School where she formed lifelong friendships. Until recently, Dorothy met her friends for lunch at Loma Linda’s. It was amazing because they all still looked the same (in their hearts). Shirley, Joan, Nettie, Bill and Eleanor were in Dorothy’s life even longer than her children.

She married the love of her life, Larry Wielinski on September 26, 1953 and together they raised 6 children. Dorothy and Larry loved spending time at their time share in Key West, FL for many years. Dorothy enjoyed sewing, needle point, bird watching, reading, crossword puzzles and especially her piano. She also had fun going to the casino now and then.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her loving husband, Larry Wielinski; parents, Simon and Martha (Jozwiak) Mroczkowski and brothers, Richard, Jim and Tom. She is survived by her children, Loraine (Tom) Dowley, of Hamilton, MA, Larry (Janice) Wielinski of Hobe Sound, FL, Matt (Diana) Wielinski of Dunedin, FL, Julie (Jeff) Nye of Toledo, OH, Diane (Tim) Stark of Whitehouse, OH and Patricia (Mike) Placzkiewicz of Maumee, OH; grandchildren, Tom “T.J.” and Kelly (Burak Yilmaz) Dowley, Stephanie Wielinski, Sara and Hanna Wielinski, Joshua Nye, Samantha (Anthony) Mason, Alex and Aaron Stark and Monica Placzkiewicz; great-grandson, Cooper Anthony Mason.

Due to the pandemic, visitation and funeral services will be private.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church, St. John Jesuit High School or to University of Detroit Mercy. Please view and sign our online “guest registry” at CoyleFuneralHome.com

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Father of Sue Dreps ’65 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 31, 2021

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Aloysius E. Dreps, DDS age 101, died in Florida on December 24, 2020. Al was born in Toledo, Ohio on November 6, 1919 to Aloysius and Magdalen Dreps. He graduated from Libby High School in 1936. Al met and married his first wife Louise A. Eble, with whom he spent 62 happy years, until her death in 2003. He was a B-17 pilot in the Army Airforce during WWII, serving until 1953. While in the service he received his dentistry degree from Ohio State in 1951. He practiced dentistry in Toledo until he retired and moved to Florida. He was an avid boater and took many boating trips throughout the United States and Canada. He was active in golf and tennis throughout his life. He was a lifetime bridge player and was featured several times in the Toledo Blade column “”The Bridge Table””. His hobbies included making stained glass art and miniature bird houses that he enjoyed giving away to others. He remarried in 2005 to his wife Marija, they spent 15 happy years together. Al is survived by his wife Marija, daughter Susan Duket (husband Michael), sons Robert, Douglas (wife Robin), brother Joseph, 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Al was proceeded in death by his wife Louise, daughters Diane, Carol, son Donald, brothers Bartlin, and James. Al’s kindness and sense of humor will be fondly remembered by his family and friends and we will cherish the many good times we shared together.
To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.Published in The Blade from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 2021.

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Mother of Mary Beth Alexander ’77 passed away in October of 2020

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 28, 2021

Ann T. Alexander

Ann T. Alexander, 86, of Toledo, passed away Friday, October30, 2020 at the Kingston Residence of Sylvania. She was born to Frank and Marguerite McManus on January 12, 1934. Her sister Patricia Nesbit survives her while she is predeceased by her siblings, Marguerite Landis, Mary Frances Brigode, Dolores Meyer and Francis McManus. Ann was an alumna of Notre Dame Academy and Mary Manse College and she used her education to instruct second graders to prepare them for Holy Communion.

She was a loving wife to J. Hugh Alexander, who preceded her in death and a loving mother to David (Jan) Alexander, Mary Beth (Paul) Young and John Alexander. Her grandchildren include Keri Young, who has predeceased her and Shaun Young, Erin Coutcher, Alexander Young and Patrick Young. She will be greatly missed.

A Funeral Mass for Ann will be celebrated on Wednesday November 4, 2020 in St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church at 10:30 a.m. where the family will receive visitors beginning at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Maumee. Memorials may take the form of contributions to Notre Dame Academy. Please view and sign the guest registry at coylefuneralhome.com.

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To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.Published in The Blade from Nov. 1 to Nov. 3, 2020.

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