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Brother of Karen & Laura Mattimore ’84 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 16, 2022

Gregory A. Mattimore, a retired Toledo police detective who, on duty or off, readily sized up people, places, and situations, died Thursday in ProMedica Toledo Hospital after a crash in Sylvania Township. He was 58.He was eastbound in the 8500 block of West Sylvania Avenue about 7 p.m. Thursday when his vehicle went off the south side of the road, township police said. The vehicle re-entered the road and crossed the center line, colliding with a westbound vehicle. The other driver, whose injuries were not specified, also was taken to the hospital.Mr. Mattimore, of Temperance, retired from the Toledo Police Department in December, 2020. He was a 1995 graduate of the police academy, as was his brother John, who remains on the police force.After service as a patrol officer, he worked in the vice-narcotics unit and then as a detective, where solving murders was among his daily challenges.”He liked the detective side of it,” said his father, Jack Mattimore, who was a longtime Whitmer High School teacher and coach. “He liked best trying to figure out what happened.”He added that both of his police officer sons “were level-headed. They were both smart.”Mr. Mattimore’s sister Laura recalled hearing from their mother that Greg was reading news magazines at age 3 and debating fine points of spelling.”He was really, really smart, which you obviously need to have as a detective,” his sister said. “He had the wit to match anyone. At any event with him, you wanted to be with him to be entertained.”Laughter just followed him, whatever part of the room he was in.”Through that wit, “he captured what everyone was thinking in a few words,” she said, adding that she was impressed by “his ability to size up a situation quickly and capture the essence of it.”Professionally, “that served him well, as he was practical and tough-nosed and hard as nails,” his sister said. “He was a very caring and empathetic person, but he was able to distance himself. He could do that in a way he needed to in that profession.”He didn’t take part in organized youth sports while growing up, his father said, but developed an interest in weight lifting.”He always worked out. His idea is if somebody is going to come after me, I have to be strong,” his father said.He was born Oct. 24, 1963, to John and Ursula Mattimore, and grew up in South Toledo. He was a 1981 of St. John’s Jesuit High School. He took on odd jobs for a time and worked for a security company.”I kept telling him, ‘If you’re going to be a cop, you might as well be a cop. You ought to take the [police] test,'” his father said. Afterward, both Greg and John successfully passed the test to enter the police academy.Mr. Mattimore followed Ohio State sports, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Toronto Maple Leafs. He didn’t play golf regularly until retirement and last summer sank a hole in one.Surviving are his parents, Ursula and John Mattimore; brothers John Mattimore and Gary Mattimore, and sisters Karen Mattimore and Laura Mattimore.Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Coyle Funeral Home, where a brief service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The family requests that face masks be worn at visitation.The family suggests tributes to the Toledo Police Foundation or a charity of the donor’s choice.Published by The Blade on Jan. 12, 2022.

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Husband of Mary Joan Kruszewski ’66 passed away.

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 10, 2022

Marvin E. Hinson, 77, passed away on January 2, 2022. He was born on June 12, 1944 in Nashville, TN to Edward and Ruby Hinson. Marvin graduated from Waite High School, and proudly served in the U. S. Army. He was the Assistant Sales Manager at Arlan’s Department Store, and a Department Manager at ACE Hardware for 35 years.
Marvin loved camping with his family. He was a devoted member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Mary Joan Hinson, sons Marvin Patrick and Kevin Michael Hinson (Nikki) , granddaughter Devyn Renee Hinson, and great grandson Kazen Mansberger. He was preceded in death by his step father and mother Charles and Ruby Berlin.
A Memorial Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Church on Tuesday, January 11, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Please consider memorial donations to his church or the Franciscan Care Center.

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Mother of Gwendolyn (Wendy) ’78, Diane ’83, Carolyn ’84 and Christina Hoffman ’87) passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 9, 2022

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Obituary for Judith A. Hoffman

Judith A. Hoffman, age 81 of Toledo, passed away on December 10, 2021, while surrounded by her family. She was born to Robert and Dorothy (McVicker) Noonan on July 27, 1940. She was a 1958 graduate of Central Catholic High School where she enjoyed playing in the Marching Band. She married the love of her life, Edwin Hoffman, on August 1, 1959 and together they raised 5 children. Judy instilled strong faith in her children and taught them how to love unconditionally. She was an eternal optimist, with a great smile and sense of humor with an infectious laugh until the end. She had many hobbies which included sewing, crocheting, bowling and bingo which she enjoyed her entire life. She was a devoted lifetime member of St. Charles Borremeo Church where she also sang in the choir. Judy was able to check off of her bucket list an amazing trip to Ireland with her 5 kids.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Edwin; her parents and great-grandchildren, Xzavior and River. Judy is survived by her children, Wendy (Randy) Wright, Joe (Deb) Hoffman, Diane (Greg) Ball, Carolyn Hoffman, Chris (Drew) Weist; grandchildren, Andrew, Mallory, Ashley, Allyson, Wayne, Regan, Cassidy, Mackenzie, Jordan, Cameron, Peyton, Cole, Brittni and Justin; great-grandchildren, Michaela, Bridget, Emmalyn, Sydney, Auburn, Blakely, Aiden, Aleda, Elsa, Elliana and Anna; sister, Pat (Bob) Behan; brothers, Robert (Ann), Tom (Cheryl) and Mike (Linda) Noonan.

Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Wednesday, December 15th from 2:00-8:00 p.m. where a Scripture Service will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 16th beginning at 9:15 a.m., in the mortuary, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Charles Borromeo Church at 10:00 a.m. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Oakleaf Village and Ohio Living Hospice for their compassionate care.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Ohio Living Hospice or to Diabetes Youth Services. Please view and sign our online “guest registry” at CoyleFuneralHome.com

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Mother of Victoria ’74, Patti ’76, Mary ’78, Donna ’79 & Kathy Beczynski ’88 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 4, 2022

Wanda Teresa Beczynski, age 86, of Toledo, died December 21, 2021.

She is survived by husband, Donald; children, Vicky Conover, Patti Fischer, Mary Lasko, Donna Weiser, Ed Beczynski, Jenny Beczynski, Julie Bialecki, Kathy Houck.

Visitation is 4-7 p.m., Monday in the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at Little Flower Catholic Church, 5522 Dorr Street, Toledo. Interment Lake Twp. Cemetery.

Contributions in her name are suggested to ProMedica Hospice.

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Mother of Michelle ’81, Jill ’82, Pam ’83, Debbie ’85 and Kelly Sniadowski ’88 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 1, 2022

Carol A. Sniadowski

Carol E. Sniadowski, 82, died peacefully and surrounded by family at St. Anne’s Hospital on November 25, 2021. She chose Thanksgiving Day, her favorite holiday, to reunite with her mom and dad in Heaven. She was born on May 29, 1939 in Toledo to Richard and Sybil (Gira) Bossert. Carol graduated from Clay High School with the class of 1957. She met her husband, Al, on a blind date and they were married on February 10, 1962. Because she was an only child, her dream in life was to have a large family. They successfully carried out her dream by having six daughters.

Carol loved fishing and camping and traveling through many of the United States with her family. Together she and Al built their dream cottage on Lake Leelanau in Traverse City, MI. She stained and polyurethaned each and every piece of wood that was used inside and out, including siding, trim and cabinetry. Carol was an avid seamstress and always took great pride in the fact that she sewed the bridesmaids dresses for all of her daughters’ weddings. Her sewing benefited hundreds of children over the past few years at Rebekah’s Haven, a local homeless shelter. She and Al would provide full size pillows, each dressed in one of her handmade pillowcases for the children that came to the shelter. She enjoyed crocheting and made a blanket for each and every grandchild and great- grandchild when they were born. Carol loved bowling in her younger years, but when she no longer could, she traded in the ball for an iPad and took to Facebook and was able to watch her entire family grow. The thing she was best at and loved to do the most was cooking. The meals she made will be the most missed. Carol was the Grandma that was always up late playing games and eating popcorn with the grandkids. She truly was one of a kind. Carol relied heavily on her faith in God and attended Sunday Mass religiously whether she was in or out of town.

Carol was preceded in death by her mom and dad. She is survived by her loving husband just shy of 60 years, Al, and their six daughters, Shelly (Bob) Taylor, Jill Streur, Pam (Paul) Mapes, Debbie (Rich) Roediger, Kelly (Rob) DeMars, Wendy (Matt) Keel; grandchildren, Julie (Mike), Brad (Bethany), Scott (Heather), Lexi (Chelsea), Timmy (Whitney), Christopher (Bethany), Brittney, Keyonna, Ryan (Tiffany), Josh (Alishia), Kyle (Sarina), Joey, Eric, Galen, Nicole, Aaron, Jeremy, Taylor (Evan), Justin, Max, Andrew, Lizzy and Gabby; great-grandchildren, Riley, Hudson, Benjamin, Ava, Colton, Lyla, Henry, Kade, Cooper, Zoee, Holden, Abby, Jenna, Carter, Owen, Alivia, Josiah, Jaxon, Carson, Kinsley, Aria, Colton, Oliver and three more arriving in 2022.

Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd. on Friday, January 7th from 2:00-8:00 p.m. with a Rosary service at 7:00. The funeral will begin at Coyle on Saturday, January 8th at 10:30 a.m. followed by Mass at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church at 11:00. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. The family suggests donations to Rebekah’s Haven or a charity of your choice. Please view Carol’s memorial video tribute and leave a condolence message for the family at CoyleFuneralHome.com.

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Published by The Blade from Jan. 2 to Jan. 6, 2022.

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Father of Janis ’66 and Susan Kay ’72 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on December 19, 2021

Ray B. Kay

Obituary for Ray B. Kay

After 98 years of lighting up every room he walked into on December 17, 2021, Ray B. Kay went to be with his bride of 67 years, Marie, who he spent the past 8 years eagerly waiting to see. He has left all of us with joyful memories we will cherish forever.

Ray was a proud, outgoing and energetic gentleman, who never met a stranger. Every person to him was just a friend he hadn’t met yet. He loved his wife and family with every single ounce of his being, and was loved beyond measure in return.

Born in Chicago, Illinois on June 25th, 1923, Ray attended St. Ignatius High School and Illinois Institute of Technology. He was always active in sports, particularly track in high school. Later Ray took up bowling and what soon became his favorite, the game of golf, which he played through age 95.

During WWll, Ray served with the 5th Army in England for 3 ½ years. Following his military service he worked with International Harvester in Chicago and Toledo until 1949 and then quickly found a passion for car sales. Through the 1950’s he worked with Bob Reese Ford and was the General Sales Manager at Leiphart Lincoln Mercury. He then began his 50 year career with the Schmidt organization. Ray joined the Schmidt family in 1960 as a General Sales Manager and later part owner of University Pontiac in Bowling Green, Ohio. In 1975 he joined the management team of Ed Schmidt Pontiac in Perrysburg and served as General Manager for over 2 decades. During his many years with Ed Schmidt, Ray contributed substantially to the success of the dealership, served as a leader and example for new salesmen and built lasting relationships throughout the community.

Undoubtedly, Ray’s biggest blessing in life was meeting and marrying the love of his life, Marie. Together they built a life that garnered constant admiration from their family and for which we are forever grateful. Traveling was a favorite pastime and together they visited many beautiful places, Aruba, Hawaii, England, and perhaps one of his most memorable trips was playing a round of golf at the Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland with his son-in-law , Joe.

Left to cherish his memory are his biggest fans, daughters Janis Kay, and Susan (Joe) Vetter; grandchildren, Aly Sterling, Andrea Szenderski, Margot (Brian) Borger, Clay (Johanna) Vetter, Liz (James) Gorzynski; great- grandchildren, Madeline, Amelia and Gabrielle Sterling, Isabelle and Jillian Szenderski, Charlotte, Norah and Fritz Borger, and Rayland Sorrell Vetter.

We would like to thank the wonderful staff at Kingston Perrysburg’s Memory Care for the loving care they provided Ray. As much as they claimed he brought them joy, he adored the love and affection they provided for him as well.
Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd. on Wednesday, December 22 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow, at 1:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment will be at Resurrection cemetery, with military honors.

Continuing his golfing legacy, memorial contributions may be made to First Tee-Lake Erie. Please raise a toast (preferably a margarita) to the one and only, Ray Kay, a life extremely well lived. Please leave a condolence message and view Ray’s memorial video tribute at CoyleFuneralHome.com.

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Daughter of Christine Stengle ’68 (niece of Cynthia Stengle ’70) passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on December 18, 2021

Amy Lynn Stephenson, age 52, passed away December 7th, 2021, in her Toledo home with her beloved dog Justice by her side.

Those left to cherish her memory include her mother, Christine Leighton; father, Tom Stephenson; stepfather, David Leighton Sr.; stepmother, Sue Stephenson; her siblings, Sean (Elle) Stephenson, Jamie Leighton, and David Leighton Jr.; along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Amy graduated from Maumee High School and received her Associate’s Degree from the University of Toledo. Her love for animals was apparent by her dedication to the many pets she owned throughout her lifetime. No one who met Amy forgot her wit, passion, sass, and sense of humor. She was an avid reader, passionate about her trips to Hocking Hills with friends, travels to Amsterdam, her love for music, local festivals, and the comfort of home.

Services will be private and held for the family. A celebration of life will be planned at a later date. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, any remembrances be given in Amy’s name to the Toledo Humane Society. Arrangements by Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee and condolences may be shared with the family at walkerfuneralhomes.com

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Husband of Karen Baumann Shinaver ’74 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on December 8, 2021

Philip B. Shinaver, Jr., age 65, passed away Wednesday October 6, 2021, at Flower Hospital. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, on December 30, 1955, to Philip B. and Nancy (Bee) Shinaver, Sr. Philip was an iron worker with Local 55 and eventually started his own business, Drew Cartage, which he continued to operate today. He was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church.

Surviving is his wife, Karen A. (Baumann) Shinaver and their sons, Daniel (Kristen) and Kevin (Emily) Shinaver; his mother, Nancy Shinaver; siblings, David (Julie) Shinaver, Pam Shinaver and Keith (Angi) Shinaver. Also surviving are grandchildren, Kelly, Warren, Lindy and Everly.

He was preceded in death by his father and twin grandsons, Jameson and Jackson.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. Sunday, October 10, 2021, in the Thos. I. Wisniewski Funeral Home, 2426 N. Reynolds Rd., Toledo, OH 43615. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 11, 2021, at Little Flower Catholic Church, where the family will receive friends beginning at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorial donations are suggested to Little Flower Catholic Church.

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Mother of Kathy ’73, Mary 76 and Paula Baldoni ’81 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on November 4, 2021

Martha Watt Baldoni

Martha Watt Baldoni lived a life of service to others. She passed away peacefully on October 25, 2021.

A resident of Perrysburg, Ohio, for more than 60 years, Martha defined herself as a “writer, politician, wife, mother, grandmother—all with a sense of humor.” She was involved in community service, first with the League of Women Voters. She also ran for elected office, serving two terms as a councilwoman and one term as the first woman mayor of Perrysburg from 1986 to 1990. Her retirement was, as she liked to say, “involuntary because it was at the voters’ request.” She later returned to city council and was elected president of the council. In between, she became president of the Perrysburg Arts Council from 1990 through 1993.

Martha was as active in ecumenical affairs with area churches, including St. Rose de Lima of Perrysburg. Martha was committed to the causes of racial and social justice, actively volunteering, and organizing events to raise awareness for issues that would make things better for those seeking equality and economic parity.

She was a co-founder of St. Rose Peace and Justice Committee. One of the chief aims of the group is to raise funds for food for the needy. Over time the committee has handed out over 86,000 bags of groceries.

In the wake of 9/11, Martha helped found an inter-faith group of area Christians and Muslims to bridge the gap of misunderstanding and promote greater unity among people of faith and the community at large.

Martha was also active in community literacy programs, offering assistance to adults and children who wanted to develop better reading skills.

In March 2019, Martha was honored by the League of Women Voters for her lifetime of community service.

Born on May 28, 1929, in Trenton, Michigan, to Martha (McKee) Watt and John Watt, Martha lived her early years in Gibraltar. She attended Trenton High School, where she graduated in 1947. She attended Bowling Green State University for two years and transferred to Michigan State University, graduating in 1951. She married Louis Paul Baldoni on August 25, 1951. The following month, Paul began medical school at the University of Michigan and graduated in 1955. After Paul finished his residency, the couple moved to Perrysburg in June 1959, where he practiced family medicine until he retired in 2000. Paul died on April 2, 2007. Martha remained active in her community for many years after Paul’s death.

Her four children remember Martha: John (wife Gail Campanella), Kathy (husband Stuart Kerr), Mary, and Paula (husband William Jordan); eight grandchildren: Emi Baldoni, Paul Baldoni, Nick Shiple, Ann Stokes, Mattie Baldoni-Jordan, Will Baldoni-Jordan, and Henry Baldoni-Jordan; and two step-grandchildren, Emily Kerr Reubush and Devin Kerr. In addition, Martha was great-grandmother to six: Cricket Reubush, Quill Reubush, Vincent Ball, Verona Ball, Tripp Stokes, and Giovanni Stokes.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 26, 2021, at St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 E. Front St., Perrysburg. A luncheon and gathering will follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to one of the following organizations: Doctors without Borders, St. Rose Peace & Justice/Compassion, or Hospice of Northwest Ohio. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Martha Watt Baldoni please visit our Tribute Store.

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Father of Cathy ’72, Karen ’73 and Barbara Durham ’77 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 20, 2021

Daniel Durham
Obituary for Daniel Durham
Daniel Durham left us on October 5, 2021 surrounded by his loving children.

Dan was born 92 years ago to Lawrence and Bernice Durham (Hill) in Toledo, Ohio. The youngest boy of seven children, he told his siblings when he first met Alice Gleespen, that they would love her so much, because he did. Dan and Alice were married in 1951. They had a lovely life with good friends, travel and the joy of family. They were married for 65 years, beginning their life as he served in the Army, and retiring together after he served as a Toledo firefighter for 26 years.

Our dad’s presence was like the songs he sang to us – infusing our background with a little humor, love, tenderness and entertainment. Nearly every day, he’d break out in a song – amusing us as children and connecting us as adults. At special events, we’d sing his favorites, on a visit or the phone; we’d listen to a few songs or sing along together. After mom left us, he sang so many love songs — we knew he was always thinking of her.

An environmentalist before it was popular; he taught us to use resources wisely and was steadfastly opposed to waste. He found joy in everything from his gardening and cooking to taking rides along the riverbank or shooting bank shots and clearing a pool table.

We learned from his wise words and observant and helpful nature. We admired his resilience in living independently for all these many years, and in these last few months; we witnessed the sweet gratitude he gave to his rehab team. They all loved his charm and beautiful blue eyes.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Lawrence Jr. and Donald and sisters Dorothy Woods, Cora Morey, Eva Mae Clancy and his wife Alice Durham.

He is survived by his children – Cathy (Bruce) Wilson, Karen (John) Heinrichs, Barbara (Tony) Hirsch, and Daniel (Joan) Durham, his 9 grand-children and 4 great-grandchildren, sister Bernice Deering and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass will be on October 16 at St. Patrick’s of Heatherdowns Church, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd. at 11:00 a.m. with an hour of visitation prior at 10:00 a.m. We respectfully request that masks be worn. The Mass will also be live streamed via St. Patrick’s of Heatherdowns YouTube channel. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

Messages of condolence may be made at CoyleFuneralHome.com .
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