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Brother of Kitty Coyle ’67 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 27, 2020

William C. "Bill" Coyle Obituary

William C. “Bill” Coyle, 86 years, of Holland, OH passed away Tuesday February 11, 2020 at Toledo Hospice of NW Ohio. Bill was born February 17, 1933 and was the oldest of 8 children born to William and Lillian (Held) Coyle.

He graduated from Central Catholic High School and obtained a degree in music from Bowling Green State University. He served two years in the U.S. Army, playing in the U.S. Army Band.

(When asked by the US Army if he played an instrument, he replied: “Which one do you need?”)

Bill graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, and following in the footsteps of his father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Bill became a funeral director in the family owned business, James Coyle and Son Funeral Home. He worked alongside his father, his Uncle Jim Coyle and brother, Joe Coyle, eventually rising to the position of owner and president, retiring in January, 1999. He was a member of the Toledo Lions Club for over thirty years.

Bill’s passion in life was music. He was a renowned bassist, playing at local and regional venues, including Rusty’s Jazz Club. Bill played violin for the Bowling Green Symphony Orchestra for decades. He enjoyed attending the yearly International Jazz Festival in England. His love of Jazz, specifically Stan Kenton was legendary. Bill is mentioned repeatedly in Art Tatum’s biography as the Stan Kenton “aficionado. ”

Surviving are his beloved wife, Leta; children, Christopher (Catherine) Coyle, Kevin Coyle, Jennifer (Seth) Coyle-Goldstein and Laura (Mike) Heenan; and eleven grandchildren. Bill’s siblings are James (Maureen), Mike (Bridget), John B. (Irene), Joe (Bonnie), Ned (Therese) Coyle and Kitty Doherty. His stepchildren, Melinda (Spencer) Housch, Brad Dority, Jill Little and Chris Klueter also survive, along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Ann Egli.

Bill’s family would like to thank the US Renal Dialysis, Wolf Creek Rehab and the Toledo Hospice of NW Ohio for the extraordinary comfort and the care he received.

Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd. on Saturday, February 15, beginning at 11:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 3:00 p.m. Interment will be private. Memorial donations may take the form of contributions to the Toledo Jazz Orchestra, www.toledojazz.org or the North Carolina Yorkie Rescue Organization, www.ncyorkierescue.net where Bill adopted his much-loved Yorkshire Terrier, “Bentley”. Please view Bill’s memorial video tribute and leave a condolence message at CoyleFuneralHome.com.

“The flame flutters, the sparks dim, but the spirit rises to the heavens and bursts into eternal memories that lives in our hearts forever”

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Brother of Barbara Ragan ’67 and Elizabeth ’68 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 27, 2020

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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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Grandson of Persis Orlowski Hill ’70 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 25, 2020

Noah M. Hill, age 20, of Toledo, passed away on February 2, 2020.  He was born on May 5, 1999 in Toledo to Nikolas and Christine (Cousino) Hill.
Noah worked as a painter for subcontractors in the Toledo area. He was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and the New York Yankees and he also enjoyed camping.
Noah was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Jeffrey Cousino and Harry Hill.  He will be dearly missed by his parents Christine and Nikolas; brothers, Nikolas Jr. and Nathan; grandmothers, Penny Cousino and Persis Hill; and numerous extended family and friends.
Family and friends may visit on Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy.
A luncheon will immediately follow at Springfield Township Hall, 7617 Angola Rd., Holland, OH 43528.

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Mother of Cindy ’70, Sandy ’71, Melissa ’72 and Micki ’74 passed away…

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 25, 2020

Obituary for Nancy L. Longmore

Nancy L. Longmore, nee Lippert, was called from this life on Friday, February 21, 2020, at the age of 87. Nancy is survived by her children, Cynthia (Thad) Beeley, Sandra (Edward) Nowakowski, Melissa (Patrick) Gwynne, Michele (William) Curtin, Lynne (David Dillard) Sherman and John (Belinda) Longmore and her brother, John (Sally) Lippert. She was a grandmother to Jamie, Jodie, Lucas, Mark, Steven and Christy; Aaron, Megan, Danielle and Emily; Jonathan and Thomas; Angela, Corinna and Michael; Chad and Nathan; Chelsea, Morgan and Drew; and great-grandmother to Cameron, Mitchell, Claribel, Madeline, Eleanor, Etta, Leo, Vera, Mary, Bethany, Sarah, Anthony, Isabel, Joseph, Elizabeth, Liam, Isla, Lily, Eva, Maira, Will, Scarlett, Violet, Wyatt, Miles, Penny, Patrick, Chloe, Jacob, Trevor, Cassidy, Keira, Maxton, Jonah, Kylie, Kaylin, Kamryn, Colton, Noah, Grace, Brielle, Bo, Duke and Noa. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John J. Longmore; parents, Chester and Helen (Guhl) Lippert and siblings, James and Patricia.
Nancy was a busy Mom and very active in her parish of 68 years, Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Toledo. She was an officer in the Altar and Rosary Society and a member of Our Lady’s Prayer Group for over 25 years, as well as PAL retreats. At the Diocesan level, she was active in the Cursillo Movement and the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, singing for many years in the Servants in Song, a ministry of the MCCR.
This past summer, Nancy was the honored guest at a family reunion of all her and John’s posterity. Out of 92 possible attendees, 78 were able to be there. It was a beautiful day! “All because 2 people fell in love!”
Until Dad passed, Mom divided her time between Toledo, Lake Region Village in Haines City, Florida and her beloved St. Joseph Island in Ontario, Canada; lately she was a resident of Genesis Village in Toledo. She was an excellent cook, loved to sing, loved fishing and especially loved building and tending campfires, finding in her beloved fires a metaphor for Christian fellowship; when the logs are together, the fire burns bright, but if they roll apart, the fire goes out.
Mom, beloved mother and grandmother, you have finished the race. May your eternal rest be full of joy!
Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Friday, February 28th from 2:00-8:00 p.m. where a Scripture Service will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 29th beginning at 9:15 a.m., in the mortuary, followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church at 10:00 a.m., Rev. Patrick Rohen, Captain, U.S. Army (Retired) presiding. Interment will be private.
The family requests that any tributes be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 800 S. Detroit Ave., Toledo, OH 43609. Please view and sign our online “guest registry” at CoyleFuneralHome.com

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Husband of Marie Kardos Hardy ’73 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 9, 2020

Clyde E. Hardy Jr. ObituaryClyde E. Hardy, Jr. age 64, of Liberty Center, OH passed away January 19, 2020 at Ebeid Hospice Residence. He was born June 14, 1955 in Toledo to Clyde, Sr. and Hazel (Carmony) Hardy. Clyde was employed with Reichert Stamping, Toledo Stamping, Acklin Stamping and most recently with I.A.C. as a millwright and electrician. He enjoyed the Browns, University of Michigan football, riding his lawnmower “Jezebell,” but most importantly Clyde loved his family. Clyde had an infectious personality and helped all who needed him at any time.

Clyde is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Marie E. Hardy; children, Ann Marie (Matt) Mitchell and Ken Hardy; grandchildren, Thomas Hardy, Miranda Hardy, Faye Mitchell, Skylar Mitchell, Kenneth Taylor and Xavier Hardy; great-granddaughters, Marie J. Hardy, Penelope Hardy and Aubree Volgeli-Hardy; siblings, Beverly (Michael) Glynn, Anita Hardy, Virgil John Hardy, Peggy (John) Hadley and Linda (Dennis) Hasenbalg. In addition to his parents, Clyde was preceded in death by his sister, Brenda Hardy and niece, Michelle Glynn.

The family will receive guests, Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Newcomer SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo (419-381-1900). Memorial Services will begin Saturday at 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

To leave a special message for Clyde’s family, please visit:

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Father of Michelle Welly ’76 and Lizann ’78 passed away…

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 9, 2020

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Father of Julie McKaig Danko ’76 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 26, 2020

Richard “Dick” George McKaig, age 86, of Perrysburg, Ohio passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020. He was born on March 30, 1933 to Bernard G. and Madelyn E. (Rohr) McKaig in Maumee, Ohio.

Dick was a graduate of Maumee High School and the University of Toledo. He was a veteran of the Unites States Marine Corp. Dick was a Government Contract Administrator for Owens Illinois and BMY (Harsco Corp.) in Marysville, OH. He enjoyed family gatherings, especially holidays. Cruising was one of his favorite types of vacation, along with motor home travel he and Maureen enjoyed for many years.

Dick is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Maureen Fallon McKaig; son, Mark (Patricia) McKaig of Arlington, TX.; daughters, Julie Danko of Perrysburg, Marcia Estep of Perrysburg; son, John (Dianna) McKaig of Springfield, MO; grandson, Patrick Danko of New Albany, OH. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Ida McKaig and Judy McKaig, and son-in-law, Robert K. Donnelly.

The family would like to thank the staff at St. Clare Commons and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their kind and compassionate care.

A Gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 12 P.M. to 2 P.M. at Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St., Maumee, Ohio, with services beginning at 2 P.M. at the funeral home. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Wood County American Cancer Society.

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Mother of Karen Kennelly ’83 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 20, 2020

Patricia A. Kennelly
1945 – 2020
Patricia A. Kennelly Patricia A. Kennelly, age 74 years, of Perrysburg, Ohio, passed away January 14, 2020, with her family by her side. She was born in Toledo, Ohio, on September 16, 1945, to Robert and Valeria Welker. Her parents preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Thomas W. Kennelly; daughters, Karen (Mike) Mugler, Kristi Kennelly; grandchildren, Danielle, Robert (Kennedy Budd), and Matthew Kurek, Kaitlin (Jon) Cairnes, Meagan and Lauren Mueller, and great-granddaughter, Josephine Cairnes. Keeping with Patricia’s wishes, no services will be held. Burial will take place at Toledo Memorial Park at a later date. The family thanks the staff of both Lakes of Monclova (Legacy Bldg) and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their care of Patricia. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.Published in The Blade on Jan. 16, 2020.

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Brother of Sharyn Purcell Fondren ’65 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on December 25, 2019

 

Philip E Purcell Sr

Left suddenly and unexpectedly on November 21, 2019. He was born January 20, 1953 in New Orleans, LA to Ruth and Wally Purcell.

He spent the first part of his life in Toledo, Ohio graduating from Bowsher High School in 1971. He excelled in football and was a Golden Gloves Boxer. He met Sally Miller Purcell in 1970: his high school sweetheart and love of his life. They celebrated 42 years of marriage this past June. Father to Philip Jr (Amanda) and devoted Paw Paw to Ashlynn and Jacob “to whom he taught a lot things”. His sister Sharyn Purcell Fondren, a brother John, many nieces and nephews, sister and brother in laws, and friends survives him. His parents Ruth and Wally Purcell, and his sisters Patsy Purcell and Nina Eryse precede him in death.

He was a dedicated Dad, known to many as Coach or Big Phil mentoring and coaching soccer, baseball, basketball and football from Philip’s YMCA years to Ft Myers High School. His love of the water, diving, fishing and boating were contagious.

He owned a telecommunications company. His contributions to the NASA space program are just one of his many accomplishments. A storyteller with incredible life experiences, filled with adventure and humor always left people laughing. A kind heart helping anyone he saw in need.

God and his family were his priorities.

You now rest in God’s loving embrace whole again… and you will be missed beyond measure.

Services are private for immediate family.

The Salvation Army is his chosen charity.

 

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Brother of Anita ’68, Carol Webb ’67 & Kathleen ’74 Webb passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 13, 2019

David E. Webb Obituary

David E. Webb, age 77, of Maumee, Ohio passed away peacefully on September 24, 2019. He was born on April 27, 1942 in Toledo, Ohio to Eugene and Geraldine Webb who preceded him in death.

Dave is survived by his loving partner, Florence Seger; daughter, Julie; son, Peter (Sharon); as well as his grandchildren, Sophie and Harrison. Dave, the eldest of six children, is also survived by brothers, Thomas Webb (Linda), Allan Webb (Marty) and sisters, Carol Wenberg (Jim), Anita Lamb (Dick) and Kathy Botts. He had many special nieces and nephews. Besides his family, his beloved English Bulldogs, Izzy and Norm, as well as the men and women of Third Street Cigar Smoking Lounge, in Waterville, Ohio, will miss him.

Dave graduated from St. Francis de Sales in 1960. He attended John Carroll University and the University of Toledo. In the fall of 1963, at the age of 21, he entered USAF pilot training through the Ohio Air National Guard. David graduated the following fall and checked out in the F-84F at the Toledo ANG 180TFS.

In January of 1966, Dave began flying for American Airlines and was based in Buffalo, NY. At that time, he transferred to Niagara Falls ANG 136TFS, flying F-100Cs. In January of 1968, his unit was called to active duty for the Pueblo Crisis and subsequently sent to Tuy Hoa, Vietnam, where he flew over 250 combat missions.

David spent thirty-seven years as an airline pilot for American Airlines. He instructed at the American Airlines Flight Academy as a Check Airman for a number of years and was an FAA designee for the 757/767/777 aircraft. As manager of International Flight Department, in the late nineties, he was responsible for the flying procedures in South America, the North Atlantic and the Pacific. One of the highlights of his career was flying as Captain on Pope John Paul II’s flight from Denver to Rome in 1993.

After retiring in the spring of 2002, he built the barge, “Shenandoah”, in London and traveled the canals through the wine country of France until the fall of 2011. Upon returning to the US, Dave, along with friends, opened Third Street Cigar Smoking Lounge in Waterville, Ohio.

A celebration of Dave’s life will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 1-4 p.m. at The Stables, 11781 Obee Road, Whitehouse, Ohio 43571.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests checks be made to Flag City Honor Flight, P.O. Box 885, Findlay, Ohio 45839, in honor of David Webb. This organization, which honors military service, provides opportunities for veterans to visit memorials in Washington, DC.

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