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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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Husband of Lonell Krajicek ’82 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 12, 2019

Thomas Robert Palenske, 58, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019 in his home. Thomas fought a courageous battle against lung cancer.

Tom worked for over 20 years in the gas industry, currently working for Airgas, Inc. as a gas blender. He was an avid bowhunter, fisherman and outdoorsman. Tom loved his family dearly and was a proud son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. He also cherished the time he spent with family and friends, including many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Tom was preceded in death by his father, Robert Palenske, and mother-law-in, Kay Miller. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Lonnell (Krajicek) Palenske; sons Joshua (Victoria) Palenske, Daniel (Chelsey) Palenske, David Palenske and daughter Melissa Palenske; granddaughter Clarice Palenske; mother Anna Palenske and brother William Palenske.

A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, October 4th from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Avenue, with a memorial service to begin at 7:30 p.m. Please consider memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or Heartland Hospice.

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Mother of Leilani Bautista ’84 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on September 21, 2019

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Father of Kathryn Nusbaum & Moran ’69, Jean Nusbaum Goulet ’75 (Father-in-Law of Callie Connolly Nusbaum ’70) passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on August 11, 2019

Rollin “Rollie” G. Nusbaum, age 94, of Maumee, Ohio, died July 28th, 2019. He was born February 10th, 1925 in Toledo, OH, to Michael and Adeline Nusbaum. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1943 where he met the love of his life and wife Jeanette Schweibold. They were married on Oct. 8, 1949 at St. Charles Catholic Church in Toledo. As a parishioner at St. Joseph’s in Maumee for decades, he was a member of the Holy Name Society and Liturgy Committee. He also served many years as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister. He was also active in Catholic War Veterans. Rollin was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 38 years. He was a letter carrier at Station C in the Secor Gardens area and at the Heatherdowns Station in the OLPH and River Rd. area. He retired in 1985 as a Route Examiner at the Main Post Office. During WW II, he served in the South Pacific with the U.S. Navy Seebees 18th Special Battalion for nearly 3 years, and in recent years was very proud to wear his WW II veteran hat.

Rollie and Jeanette had 4 loving children: Dr. Kathryn (Edward) Moran of Plainfield, IN, Mark (Callie) Nusbaum of Perrysburg, OH, Jean (Mark) Goulet of Fremont, IN, and Amy (James) Froelich of Monclova, OH. Over the years, he and Jeanette and their family enjoyed summers at Lakewood Mobile Home court on Barton Lake near Fremont, IN, making improvements on their mobile home, swimming, fishing, and just enjoying life. He also enjoyed serving as Lector for Saturday evening Mass at Manapogo Park near the lake.

Rollie was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jeanette; sisters, Carol (James) Stader and Lois (Rich) Frelin; brother, Charles (Gloria) Nusbaum and brothers and sisters-in-law.

Rollie is survived by and will be greatly missed by his four children, and 11 grandchildren: Michele, Amanda, Keith, Colin, Benjamin, Daniel, Joel, Gordon, Emma, Lucas, and Daniel, and 10 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Janet (Ernest) Hack of Toledo; brother, James Nusbaum and partner, David Brandt, of Millersburg, OH, and many nieces and nephews and their families.

Mr. Nusbaum has elected to donate his body to The University of Toledo Medical College to advance research and learning. A Memorial Mass will take place at St. Joseph’s Church in Maumee, at Broadway and Conant Streets on Saturday, August 24th at 10:00 a.m. A luncheon will follow in the parish hall.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to St. Paul’s Outreach, c/o Emma Froelich, 5814 Blackshire Path, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076, or the OFM Conventional Franciscan Friars, 103 St. Francis Blvd, Mount St. Francis, IN 47146-9000, or St. Joseph’s Parish in Maumee, with memo marked as memorial gift in Rollin’s name.

Published in The Blade from Aug. 3 to Aug. 5, 201

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Stepfather of Debbie Schreiber-Houck ’70 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on June 27, 2019

Richard F. "Dick" Wagner Obituary
Richard “Dick” F. Wagner, age 79, of Toledo, passed away after a short illness on June 24, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born to Richard and Ruth (Starkloff) Wagner on May 17, 1940. He married Vera Hoffman Schreiber on August 29, 1969 and would have celebrated 50 years of marriage this August. Richard graduated from Libbey High School in 1958. He worked for the railroad and Springer Clothing. Dick then went on to work for Hostess Wonder Bread and retired in 2000 as a supervisor. He was known as the “Twinkie Man”. Dick was an active member of St. Charles Borromeo Church where he also ushered and counted offerings. He was also a Sons of the American Legion member at Przybylski Post 642.

Richard was an avid sports fan. He played softball with several teams at the Lucas County Rec Center. He was a pitcher and earned the nickname “Daddy Wags”. Dick loved golfing. He was very proud of his double eagle at Spuyten Duyval on hole 4 that was 490 yards, only using a driver and 3 iron.

Dick was a dedicated Toledo Rockets fan. Dick and Vera were football, men’s and women’s basket season ticket holders for 47 years. They were active in the ‘Igniters Club’ for the women’s teams, traveling extensively which included a trip to Hawaii.

Dick truly loved to travel to many destinations with Vera for leisure, sporting events and casinos.

Richard was a loving husband, father, stepfather and grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife, Vera; son, Derreck (Lynn) Wagner; daughters, Debbie Schreiber-Houck (Tom Walsh) and Cher (Frank) Nahajzer; grandchildren, Kellyn (Craig) Besse, Keely Wagner, Nichole Houck, Jonathan Houck and Matthew (Kayla Oberlin) Houck; brothers, Dennis (Sue) Wagner, Dean (Janice) Wagner, David (Beth) Wagner and Scott (Doreen) Suzor; sister’s-in-law, Mickey, Judy and Marlene Hoffman; furry four-legged great granddaughter, Zoey; many nieces and nephews and very close friends. He was preceded in death by his father and stepmother, Richard and Dorothy Wagner; mother and stepfather, Ruth and Bob Suzor; son, Dale; brother’s-in-law, Paul, Ed and Raymond Hoffman.

Family and friends may visit on Friday from 2-8 p.m., with CWVA Logsdon-Walla Post 642 services at 6:00 p.m. followed immediately by A.L. Przybylski Post 642 services at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 with prayers in the mortuary at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at St. Charles Borromeo Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at UTMC ICU and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their loving care.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Charles Borromeo Church, Hospice of Northwest Ohio or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Please send condolences at www.sujkowskiairport.com.

Published in The Blade on June 27, 2019

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Mother of Sandy Schwind ’66 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 30, 2019

Donna Marie Schwind, age 92, of Perrysburg, Ohio passed away on Monday, May 27, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg, Ohio. She was born on October 3, 1926 in Perrysburg to John and Edna (Schneider) Spoerl. On September 27, 1947, she married Eugene Schwind in St. Rose Catholic Church. Donna was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and it’s rosary and altar society. In her earlier days, she enjoyed bowling. She was lifetime Detroit Tigers fan and card player.

Donna is survived by her children, daughter, Sandra Stricker; sons, Stephen (Janet), Mark (Denise), Scott (Karen), Matthew (Brenda) and Patrick (Elizabeth); 21 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren; 1 great great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene; parents and great grandchildren, Carson and Pierson Stricker; brother John Spoerl and sister, Maxine Gilley.

The Family would like to thank the staff’s at Waterford at Levis Commons and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for all their care and compassion for Donna.

Visitation will be held from 2-8 pm on Friday, May 31, 2019 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant Street, Maumee, Ohio with a scripture service to be held at 7:00pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, June 1, 2019 at St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg, Ohio with prayers beginning in the funeral home at 9:45 am. Interment will be in St. Rose Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio or St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 East Front Street, Perrysburg, Ohio. Online condolences may be given at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com
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Published in The Blade from May 29 to May 30, 2019

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Husband of Julia Szabo Ball ’70 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 11, 2019

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Brother of Susan DeLisle Martinez ’75 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 11, 2019

Deacon  Steven Joseph DeLisle Obituary

Deacon Steven Joseph DeLisle

“O God, come to my assistance; O Lord, make haste to help me”.

Steven Joseph DeLisle died on May 8, 2019. He was born in Maumee, Ohio, son to wonderful parents, brother to three caring sisters, father to six adoring children, and husband to a humble, loving wife. He worked as an engineer, was a skilled craftsman, an intense board game player, and loved to build and work with his hands. Steven felt most fulfilled in his work as a Permanent Deacon in the Catholic Church – he worked passionately with the parishioners at Maumee St. Joseph’s, the residents of Sunshine Community, and all others who sought peace and wisdom from his counsel. Steven lived piously and encountered all he met with a humble kindness. He spoke thoughtfully, truthfully, and directly, and had the most perfect sense of humor. According to his family, Steven was the funniest man they’d ever met with an unparalleled affinity for movie quotes. Steven took great joy in his family and was the happiest when his wife and all of his children were together. He was especially looking forward to the birth of his first grandchild. Heaven has gained a saint – St. Steven, pray for us.

Steven’s love lives on in his wife Beth DeLisle; children Stepan (Katie), Hattie Pumphrey (Christopher), Clare, Ellyn (Micah Benza), Abram, and Mary Helen; his mother Maxine Schulte and sisters Susan Martinez, Debra Fahnestock (Dan), and Peggy Rauscher (Mike)

Reception of the Body will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, May 13, 2019 at Saint Joseph Church, 104 W. Broadway, Maumee, Ohio; with Visitation continuing until a Vigil at 7:30 pm. Additional visitation will be held in the church at 10:00 am on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 with The Funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 am with Reverend Keith A. Stripe, Principal Celebrant and Deacon Joseph N. Malenfant, Homilist. Interment will follow in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Maumee, Ohio. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Sunshine Community or St. Joseph Building Fund. The Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online Condolences may be made at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com
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Published in The Blade from May 11 to May 13, 2019

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