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Husband of Marie Young Irons ’63, Father of Michelle ’83 and Rebecca Irons ’84 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 29, 2019

Charles George Irons, Sr. slipped away from us to join his daughter, Michelle in Heaven on January 23, 2019. He was born on December 20, 1944 in Toledo, Ohio to Roy and Virginia (Wymer) Irons. Charles was a proud graduate of Libbey High School.

Charles spent his pre-retirement years with the railroad. From the Nickel Plate through New York Central, Penn Central, Conrail and Norfolk Southern, first as a Fireman and finishing as an Engineer, primarily in the Yard, retiring in 1998.

He leaves behind, his wife of nearly 55 years, Marie, his children Rebecca Hussing (Sean LaPlante,) April Flynn, Christine (David) Chambers, Charles “Chip” (Amy) Irons, and Virginia (Charles) Hindbaugh; Grandchildren, Jessica (Michael ) Gregory, Samantha Atkin, Brandon (Jeanette )Beaverson, Zachary (Whitney) Flynn, Kaitlin and Hannah Flynn, Brittany Chambers, Courtney (Stephen) Youngs, Anthony (Amanda) Chambers, Jacob Chambers, Chase and Emma Irons, Celia (Joseph) Malagon, Chali (Carlos) Munoz, Acea (Jasmine ) Hindbaugh, and Charles, Elijah and Levi Hindbaugh. His Great-Grandchildren are Maraya, Camren, Mia, Samson, Isaac, Abner, Carlos, Jr., and Benjamin. Also surviving are his siblings, Judy Turner, James Irons, Lee (Barbara) Irons, Philip (Patti) Irons, David (Wanda) Irons and Vicki Hall, along with numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. Charles was predeceased by his parents, his first born daughter, Michelle and brothers, John and William Irons.

Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd. on Tuesday, January 29 from 12:00 -4:00. The funeral service and sharing of memories will begin at 4.

In lieu of flowers, you are asked to consider a donation to Double ARC, 885 Commerce Blvd., Perrysburg, OH 43551,, or The Victory Center of Toledo. Please view Charles’ memorial video tribute and leave a condolence message for the family at

Funeral Home

Coyle Funeral Home
1770 S Reynolds Rd Toledo, OH 43614
(419) 865-1295

Published in The Blade on Jan. 27, 2019

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Father of Maureen Gavin-Kohlman ’75, Thaleen Gavin Mikulak ’77 and Colleen Gavin Schade ’80 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on November 28, 2018

Harvey J. “Mike” Gavin, Jr., 86, of Maumee passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 . He was born Feb.27,1932 in Toledo to Harvey J. and Wilma (Liebich) Gavin. After graduating from Macomber, he began his career as a carpenter with the City of Toledo and served in the Naval Reserve. He then founded his general contracting firm, Gavin and Associates. Two noteworthy projects were St. Joseph Community Center in Maumee and The Parkcrest Medical Center in Toledo. He was also a partner in Knight Realty Property Mgt. He was a lifelong golfer and in retirement , loved his position as GM at Heatherdowns Country Club. Mike enjoyed his cottage on Sand Lake, and loved to travel, especially to Florida. He also enjoyed antiquing and cooking, collecting a vast array of cookbooks. His greatest joy was spending time with his large family and was always proud of their accomplishments.

He is survived by his children Michael, Patrick (Letti), Maureen Kohlman, Timothy, Kathleen Mikulak, Colleen (Ralph) Schade and Daniel (Beth); grandchildren Michael (Lisa) Sean, Kelli, Colleen, Ryane (Michael), Chelsea (Dalton), John, Jacob, Kristen, Kelsey, Kevin, Karah, Jessica, Meghan (Flynn), Erin, Gavin, Brenden, Madison, Elise, Christopher, Joey (Shelby), Ellie and Annie (Jordan); great-grandchildren Zoe, Elliott, Asher, Jack, Flynn, Macy and Bryce; and sister Helene Cramer. He was preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law Gregg, former wife Helen and his niece, Sarah.

Visitation will take place on Fri, Nov.30, at Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St. Maumee from 5-8 pm where funeral services will begin Saturday, December 1, at 10 am followed by the funeral mass at 10:30 am in St. Joseph Church, Maumee. Interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery, Maumee. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans ( or the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be shared with the family at

Funeral Home

Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home
501 Conant St Maumee, OH 43537
(419) 893-7686

Published in Toledo Blade on Nov. 29, 2018

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Mother of Julie Leister Ketterman ’82 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on September 30, 2018

Loretta Jane Tucker Obituary

Loretta Jane Tucker “The Best Mom” passed away Sunday September 23, 2018 at Heartland of Waterville. The daughter of Russell and Martha Gephart, she was born January 16, 1938 in Toledo, OH. She was a graduate of Scott High School where she was a majorette. She received her Bachelor’s from The Ohio State University as a Dental Hygienist. She worked for several area dentist offices throughout the years. Loretta liked to bake, sew and spoil her grandchildren. She spent her winters in Naples, FL at the Bayside Villas where she had many very close friends. Loretta will be remember most as a dedicated mother and grandmother, who worked tirelessly to provide for her family.

She is survived by her children, Linda (Dave) Ball, Shawn Leister, Julie (Paul) Ketterman, Tim Leister; grandchildren, Kelly (Brian) Downey, Ryan Ball, RJ Leister, Luke and Lauren Ketterman, Russell Leister; sisters, Marda (Jim) Dewey, Iona (Bob) Valentine; many nieces and nephews; and special friend, John Lavery. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leonard Tucker; and granddaughter, Kelsey Ketterman.

Friends may visit the family on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 2-7 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey Rd). Interment will be private. Memorials may be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association. Condolences may be shared with the family at

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Published in Toledo Blade from Sept. 25 to Sept. 26, 2018

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Brother of Eileen Capshaw Wilen ’62 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on September 11, 2018

Gordon Capshaw Obituary

Gordon Capshaw, 75, died by senseless gun violence on Wednesday, September 6, 2018. Gordon was truly a free spirit. He was kind, generous and non-judgmental. He had a joke for everyone and every subject. He loved babies, puppies and the Toledo Zoo which was where he had his first job.

He served in the army in the Vietnam War.

He was born January 22, 1943 to Dolores and Gordon Capshaw who have preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Hoolahan; his two sons, Peter and Colin; his sisters, Mary (Murray Todd), Walling (Richard Mariea), Eileen (Arthur Wilen), Alice (John Estes); his brother, John; his stepsons, Brian and Patrick; and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind many friends who are as crazy as he was.

Please send contributions to The Toledo Zoo or the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, 840 First St. NE, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20002.

A memorial service is being planned.

Please view and sign the online guest registry at:

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Published in Toledo Blade from Sept. 11 to Sept. 12, 2018

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Husband of Anita Eisel Kobylak ’62 (father of Tricia ’87 and Trudy ’84) passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on September 11, 2018

Ronald “Pappy” J. Kobylak, age 75 of Monclova, OH passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at his home after a long illness. He was born on December 25, 1942 in Toledo to Louis and Angela (Kornasiewicz) Kobylak. Ron was a graduate of Rossford High School and proudly served his country in the US Navy during the Vietnam War on the USS Lester. He married Anita (Eisel) on May 1, 1965 and went to work for Libbey Owens Ford Glass Company in the Mold Shop. Ron was a life member of the Maumee Elk’s and a member of St. Joan of Arc Church. He was a very talented man who loved woodworking and caring for the lawn. He enjoyed reading Mother Earth News and spending time with his family. Ron’s proudest achievement was designing and building his own home with the help of his wife and children. He paid great attention to the details and customization. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be greatly missed.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 53 years, Anita; children, Scott (Diana) Kobylak, Trudy (J. Mark) Turner and Aaron Middleton; brother, Theodore (Corrine) Kobylak; grandchildren, Tyler Whearty, Landon and Mallory Kobylak; and his lifelong friend, Jim Manke.

Pappy was preceded in death by his parents; and his daughter, Tricia Kobylak.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Church where the family will greet visitors in the church narthex beginning at 9:30 a.m. A funeral luncheon will follow at the Maumee Elk’s Club. Interment will be private. The Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford is assisting the family with arrangements.

Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford offers a variety of funeral services, from traditional funerals to competitively priced cremations, serving Rossford, OH and the surrounding communities. We also offer funeral pre-planning and carry a wide selection of caskets, vaults, urns and burial containers.

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Daughter of Joannie Mowka Krall ’71 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on September 11, 2018

Lisa Marie Krall Obituary

Lisa Marie Krall

Lisa Marie Krall passed away on Friday, August 18, 2017 at the age of 36. She was surrounded by her loving family at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania, Ohio.

Lisa was a devoted mother to her two sons, Jordan and Kaden and daughter Aubry. Lisa was known by family and friends to be one who always put others ahead of herself. She was kind and caring, but also one to announce her true feelings when needed. All with love of course.

Surviving Lisa are her parents, Joanie and David Krall; sons, Jordan and Kaden; daughter, Aubry; brother, Todd (Kelly) Krall; nephew, Ryan; niece, Lyla who meant the world to Lisa; loving companion, Jay Smith, and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family and friends may visit on Monday, from 2-8:30 p.m. at the W.K. Sujkowski and Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. Prayer services will be held on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 10:15a.m. in the mortuary followed by the Funeral Mass at Little Flower Church at 11 a.m. Burial services will be private.

The family of Lisa would like to thank Dana Nowak, Beth and Erin Butcher, home hospice nurse Wanda, nurse Karen from Ebeid Hospice, and Dr. Christine Ellis for all their love and support. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations which will go towards Lisa’s children.

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Published in Toledo Blade on Aug. 20, 2018

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Mother of Barbara Spitulski Brady ’62 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 18, 2018

Louise Dorothy Spitulski

Obituary for Louise Dorothy Spitulski

Louise D. Spitulski completed her journey on this earth July 6th, 2018. She was born to Melvin and Hugo Schmakel on November 20th, 1921.
Louise graduated from Libbey High School where she met her future husband Raymond Spitulski. They married and had 2 children. Louise engaged in many activities; she loved making greeting cards, sewing and doing needlepoint. She was hard working, feisty and always ready to do anything if asked or needed. She also traveled to many places around the world and was always up to a good game of cards. Louise was active in the community. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church for over 60 years and belonged to the American Legion Post 18. She worked at Haddads Bungalow and then at Huntington Bank for many years and was also a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years Raymond, parents Melvina and Hugo Schmakel; brother Henry (Frances), Edward (Helen), Warren (Ellie), Glen (Patricia), and friend Jim Mohn.
Louise is survived by her daughter Barbara Brady; son Robert; grandchildren Marianne (Mike) Peacock, Michael (Marsha) Brady, Thomas (Andrea) Brady, Christine Smith (fiancé Andy Troiani), John (Susan) Spitulski, Robert (Carla) Spitulski, Jim (Deanna) Spitulski, Matthew (Angie) Beil, Justin (Shelley) Beil; 31 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson.
She will be greatly missed by all of those who loved her.
Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Wednesday, July 11 from 4-8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, July 12 beginning at 9:15 a.m., in the mortuary, followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 10:00 a.m. Entombment to follow in Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials in her honor may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Hill Avenue.

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Father of Leslie Gonzalez ’86 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on June 30, 2018

(News story) Victor J. Gonzalez, Jr., who protected six U.S. presidents as a Secret Service agent and led the agency in a $2 million counterfeit money sting, died June 16. He was 81.

Mr. Gonzalez was on a road trip to pick up a dog when his heart failed at a hotel in Joplin City, Mo., his son, Mitchell Gonzalez, said.

Born to Victor Gonzalez, Sr., and Juana Gonzalez Cruz on June 21, 1936, Mr. Gonzalez grew up in Humacao, Puerto Rico, before his family moved to New York City, Mitchell Gonzalez said.

He graduated from Stuyvesant High School, a high-achieving public school in New York, and Bloomfield College. After serving in the Army, he later earned a law degree from Inter-American University in San Juan.

While working for the Internal Revenue Service, Mr. Gonzalez was recruited to the Secret Service as the first Puerto Rican native to serve as a regular agent. In his first year, he accompanied President John F. Kennedy on a trip to Costa Rica, marking the first trip by a sitting president to Latin America.

With fluency in Spanish, Mr. Gonzalez rose in the ranks to lead the agency’s San Juan office. After his son expressed interest in attending Ohio State University, Mr. Gonzalez moved to Toledo to make his son’s dream possible. He later transferred to the University of Toledo.

Often a host to diplomats and U.S. politicians, Mr. Gonzalez traveled across the world with sitting presidents, including a tour of seven European countries with President Richard Nixon and a fact-finding trip in Latin America with former Vice President Nelson Rockefeller.

But much of the work of local Secret Service offices involves forged government documents, counterfeit money, and background checks on federal employees.

In 1982, he led the department in a bust that recovered $2 million in falsified bills, leading to the arrest of several people operating a counterfeit ring. A photo that appeared in The Blade showed Mr. Gonzalez holding stacks of $20s beside suitcases brimming with bills.

“He liked being in charge,” his son said. “Some things he couldn’t talk about. Some things he could.”

After leaving the agency, he served as a county prosecutor and went into private practice.

But outside of his work protecting diplomats and cracking down on criminals, Mr. Gonzalez could often be found dancing throughout the house with his late wife to Spanish salsa music, a tribute to their shared Puerto Rican heritage.

Mr. Gonzalez is survived by his second wife, Kathy Hynes Gonzalez; daughter, Leslie J. Knight; son, Mitchell Gonzalez, and three grandchildren.

His service will take place at 11 a.m. Aug. 4 at the Cornerstone Chapel in Leesburg, Va.

This is a news story by Hailey Fuchs. Contact her at, 419-724-6050, or on Twitter @Hailey_Fuchs.

Published in Toledo Blade on June 29, 2018

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Mother of Mary Pat ’69, Bridget ’71, Colleen ’74 and Sheila ’84 (daughter-in-law Stacey Koepfer ’81) Leonard passed away.

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on June 20, 2018

Claramae Leonard

The former Claramae Linenkugel passed away June 19, 2018 at Lakes of Monclova. The daughter of Henry and Irene (Fleck) Linenkugel, she was born October 21, 1927 in Toledo. Claramae graduated from Immaculate Conception Grade School and Central Catholic High School. While at Central she perfected her famous basketball moves and met many of her lifelong friends. She shared years of companionship with “The Girls”. They enjoyed bunco, bridge, bowling, lunches and a bit of traveling. During this time she also met Joseph W. Leonard, Sr. who became the love of her life. They were married October 1, 1949 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Toledo. Claramae left Mary Manse College to become a stay-at-home mom a few years later. Claramae and Joe had five children.

Joe and Claramae were founding members of St. Patricks of Heatherdowns parish. Claramae enjoyed volunteering at St. Pat’s. She was a Girl Scout Leader, eucharistic minister, funeral lunch volunteer and White Elephant Booth attendant. Claramae went back to the University of Toledo in 1984 and received her Bachelor’s degree in Education on June 15, 1991 at the age of 63. She was a substitute teacher at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School for over 15 years. Claramae loved nothing more than being with her entire family on holidays. Renditions of the 12 Days of Christmas were legendary. She would also sing Happy Birthday to every member of the family on their special day in her special way. She was the sweetest person ever.

Claramae is survived by her husband, Joe; brother, Paul Linenkugel; sisters-in-law, Jan Linenkugel and Jean Linenkugel; children, Mary Pat (John) Nahacky, Bridget (Jim) Marlow, Colleen (Jeff) Kander, Joe (Stacey) Leonard, Jr., and Sheila (Matthew) Wright; grandchildren, Sam (Katie) Marlow, Charlie (Jess) Marlow, Betsy (Tim) Root, Nick Marlow, Brent Kander, Ryan (Ashley) Kander, Erin (Max) Malone, Sean Kander, Melissa (Anthony) Frogameni, Kaitlin (Shravan) Leonard-Murali, Joe Leonard, III, Connor Wright and Kyle Wright; great-grandchildren, Sophie and Savanna Kander, James and Will Root, Emmett and Alyssa Marlow, Matthew and Michael Kander, Ella Frogameni, Janie Claramae Marlow, and Baby Malone on the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Hank; sister, Mern Wester; and brother-in-law, Joe Wester.

She was also preceded in death by her Leonard-in-laws; Naomi and Jack Beverlin, Dorthy and Bill Sanderson, Mary Jane and Norman Oaks, Peg and Forrest Bunner, Jim Leonard, Mabel and Curt Borer, Eleanor and Bob Ruch, Pat Leonard, and Mike Leonard.

Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Friday, June 22nd from 2-8 p.m. where a Scripture Service will be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 23rd beginning at 10:30 a.m., in the mortuary, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church at 11 a.m. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the Staff at the Lakes of Monclova for truly caring about our mother.

Donations can be made in Claramae’s name to St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Parish. Please view and sign our online “guest registry” at

View the online memorial for Claramae Leonard

Funeral Home

Coyle Funeral Home
1770 S Reynolds Rd Toledo, OH 43614
(419) 865-1295

Published in Toledo Blade from June 20 to June 21, 2018

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Father of Cynthia ’73, Monica ’75 & Angela ’77 Langevin passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on June 5, 2018

Thomas Raymond Langevin Obituary

Thomas Raymond Langevin, 87, of Lakeland, FL formerly of Maumee, OH went peacefully home to the Lord on Friday, June 1, 2018, at Good Shepherd Hospice House in Lakeland, FL. Born on June 24, 1930, Tom was the second child of William and Hilda (Hohl) Langevin of Rossford, OH.

Upon graduating from Rossford High School, Tom enlisted in the US Navy where he proudly served his country during the Korean War on the USS Meeker County, a tank landing ship (LST-980), as an Engineman Second Class between 1948 and 1952. After receiving an Honorable Discharge from the Navy, he worked at Libbey-Owens-Ford in Rossford, OH for 37 years. Retiring in 1989, Tom later enjoyed researching the history of the USS Meeker County and organizing reunions for the sailors, thereby connecting people and reuniting old friends who served on that ship throughout her history.

Tom was active in sports throughout his youth and carried that interest throughout his life. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, golfing, and coaching Little League in Maumee, OH. He was faithful to his beloved Detroit Tigers in both good times and in bad – eventually moving in 1998 to Lakeland, FL which is home to the Tigers’ spring training camp. When he wasn’t busy keeping his yard and garden plants in order, watching sports on television was a favorite pastime.

Tom married the love of his life, Margaret M. Armbruster of Perrysburg, OH on July 10, 1953 at St. Rose Church. She survives. Tom also leaves behind his six loving children: Cynthia Lafferty (Gary) of Lakeland, FL; Thomas Langevin (Sandie) of Perrysburg, OH; Monica Langevin (Tony McRae) of Rockingham, NC; Angela Langevin of Lambertville, MI; John Langevin (Peggy) of Peachtree City, GA; and the Rev. Paul Langevin OFM Conv. of Milwaukee, WI. He will be missed dearly by his five grandchildren, Zachary Asbury (Shannon), Jason Langevin (Elizabeth), Jennifer Justen (Michael), Taylor Langevin, and Julia Langevin as well as his five great-grandchildren, Nicholas Justen, Emmeline Langevin, Grant Justen, Genevieve Langevin, and Peyton Asbury. Tom is also survived by his brothers and sister: Vincent Langevin (Agnes) of Rossford, OH; Michael Langevin (Judy) of McCormick, SC; Tina Lingenfelder (Richard) of Roseville, CA. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews as well. He was preceded in death by his infant son; both his parents; his brother, William Langevin (Violet) (Gail of Corinth, MS); and many Armbruster family in-laws.

Tom was a man of faith who was dedicated to his wife and family, and to serving the needs of others as a Knight of Columbus, a past president of the St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. Joseph Church, Maumee, OH, and a Eucharistic Minister at St. Anthony Church, Lakeland, FL. His passing is softened in knowing God has welcomed him to His side forever.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to all those at Good Shepherd Hospice House of Lakeland, FL for their compassionate and dignified care given to Tom and the Langevin family.

Friends will be received Friday, June 8, 2018 from 3-8 p.m. at Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St., Maumee, OH with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Prayers will be recited in the funeral home, Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 9:15 a.m. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Maumee, OH with burial immediately following at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Lakeland, FL where Tom was a parishioner the past 20 years. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Tom’s memory be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 3450 Lakeland Hills Boulevard, Lakeland, FL 33805 or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be made online to the family at:

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Published in Toledo Blade on June 5, 2018

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