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Mrs. Barbara DeMars – Passed away – (Geometry teacher)

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 28, 2018

Barbara Lynne Julius DeMars died peacefully on December 25, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on September 14, 1942 in Toledo, Ohio, to Carl and Dorothy (Greenwald) Julius.

Barbara married John Joseph DeMars on August 29, 1964, and together they enjoyed 53 years of marriage. Barbara graduated from Libbey High School in 1960 and the University of Toledo in 1966, where she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.She taught Math at McAuley High School from 1963-1970, and Libbey from 1975-2001. Barbara also worked part time at Toledo Trust Bank during her summer college years. Barbara took many classes at Kent State University, working to earn her Master’s degree. She was a longtime, active member of her church, Bethel Lutheran.Barbara and John enjoyed summering with their family at the Lazy River Campground in Pioneer, Ohio. She volunteered at UTMC, and enjoyed traveling with her church group to Russia, China and Australia. Barbara enjoyed visiting with her sister, Bonnie, in San Francisco, while attending her teacher’s conventions.She is survived by her husband, John; daughter, Shannon Keefer; son, Rob (Kelly) DeMars; grandchildren, Lilly and Cole Keefer, Justin and Max DeMars, and Taylor Rhoades; her sister, Bonnie Julius (Richard) Kachure.Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd. on Thursday, December 28 from 5-8 p.m. The Funeral ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. at Coyle on Friday, December 29th, with burial at Toledo Memorial Park. Donations may be given to Bethel Lutheran Church. Please leave a condolence message for the family at

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Mother of Kathy ’74, Marisa ’78 and Julie Viviano ’80 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on December 21, 2017

Eleanor K. Viviano Obituary

Eleanor K. Viviano, 84 of Toledo, passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017 at University of Toledo Medical Center after a brief illness. Eleanor was born in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan on February 24, 1933 to John and Kathyrn (Hyde) Keyser. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University she married Sam Viviano on July 2, 1955 in Detroit, Michigan. In 1964, the family left Detroit and moved to Waterville, OH where she raised her young family and was an active member of Waterville Playshop. During that time, Ellie also enjoyed working in the family flower business, Bartz Viviano Flowers and Gifts.

Ellie loved the arts and expressed herself through painting, writing, and acting. She was also an accomplished gourmet chef and will be remembered for the wonderful dishes she prepared for family gatherings and for sharing her cooking skills with her daughters and daughters-in-law. Ellie was a nature lover at heart and throughout her life she showed a deep appreciation for God’s creation. She spent the last 20 years living in her own home in South Toledo where her love for gardening became her passion. She transformed her yard into a rich tapestry of beautiful flowers and plants that culminated in winning the award for the Best Perennial Garden in Toledo in 2011. She was also a longtime member of the Garden Club and enjoyed her weekly painting group. She was an avid golfer and played in ladies golf leagues for many years. In all her endeavors Ellie will be remembered for always striving to be her best. Her passion for excellence will always be an inspiration to her family.

Her grandchildren were her joy, each one was welcomed with delight into her arms and heart. All the kids in her life whether hers or not, called her Grandma Ellie. Ellie left a rich legacy to her 6 children, 20 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Kathryn; father, John, and brothers, Randall and Jack. She is survived by her sister, Molly and children, Kathy Hauck (Jim), Frank (Sandy), Sam (Judy), Marisa Johnson (Steve), Julie Sofo (Mike), and Matthew (Donna).

Following Eleanor’s wishes there will be no visitation. There will be a Mass in her honor on December 26th at 11 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church, 2240 Castlewood Dr., Toledo, OH 43613. We also invite family and friends to join us for a Celebration of Ellie’s life on December 26th from 1 to 4 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn, 6165 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg, OH 43551. Arrangements by Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home.

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Mother of Marcia ’69, Jan ’70 and Connie ’77 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on December 20, 2017

Alice A. Brandel Obituary


Alice A. (Arthur) Brandel was born on March 24, 1926 to Ralph and Genevieve Arthur in Toledo, Ohio. Alice graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1943. She was employed at Autolite where she met her husband, William F. Brandel whom she married June 17, 1950. Bill and Alice enjoyed gathering with many friends in Fort Myers every winter. They traveled to all 50 states and over a dozen countries. She was active in the OLPH Altar Society, and very involved in her children’s school activities.

She is survived by her loving children, Marcia (Mike) Linenkugel, Jan Konrad, Connie (Vince) Curtis, Bill (Sue) Brandel; and sisters-in-law, Pat Arthur and Pat Brandel. Alice was also deeply loved by her grandchildren, Lisa King, Ryan Konrad, Christi Ansberg, Eric Walter, Kelly Biggs, Nathan Konrad, Andrew Velker, David Brandel, Sharilyn Brandel, Mike Curtis, Greg Curtis, Rob Linenkugel, Mike Linenkugel, and Julie Emerson; and her 27 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; her brothers, Ralph, Ray and Richard; and her grandson, Charles Curtis.

A celebration of Alice’s life will be held at a Memorial Service on Tuesday, November 21 at 10:00 a.m. at Ohio Living Swan Creek. Special thanks to the staff at Swan Creek for their warmth and kindness. Memorial contributions can be made to Ohio Living Swan Creek Retirement Village or Toledo Children’s Hospital Foundation. Condolences for Alice’s family may be expressed online at:

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Mother of Mary ’70, Regina ’72, Maureen ’76, Marie ’81 McCartney (and daughter-in-law Joie Zatko ’70) passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on December 19, 2017

Irene Janet McCartney Obituary

Irene Janet (Kotynski) McCartney of Geneseo, IL passed away peacefully on December 9th, 2017 with family members by her side. Services will be held on Thursday, December 21 at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Geneseo. The visitation will be from 9:30 (rosary at 9:30 a.m.) to 10:30 a.m. in the church followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. There will be a luncheon in the church hall following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Irene’s name to the Geneseo Food Pantry, 217 North Russell Street, Geneseo, IL 61254. Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.

Irene was born to the late Anastazy S. and Janet (Jaskulska) Kotynski in 1926 at St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital, Chicago, IL. She was baptized at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hammond, IN. Her godmother was Cecilia (Chessia) Glazer. Irene attended St. Joseph Grade School and graduated from Hammond High School. Irene worked at a Naval Office in South Chicago and at Hammond City Hall as secretary to the City Engineer.

Irene married the love of her life, Michael John McCartney, Jr. in 1950. Witnesses at her marriage were her brother Edward S. Kotynski and Michael’s sister, Gertrude A. McCartney. Their first three children were born in Hammond, IN – Michael III, Mary and Regina.

Michael took a job with Detroit Testing Lab and Irene had the next three children while living in Detroit – Chris, Maureen and John. Their youngest child, Marie, was born in Toledo when Michael took a position with Owens-Illinois.

Michael and Irene raised their family in South Toledo, attending Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church where both were very active in the church and community. They spent time making and maintaining numerous friendships that lasted a lifetime. Irene was particularly fond of her birthday club and her Weight Watchers group (they met after meetings for lunch and joked about how they “watched” as their “weight” went up!) After Michael retired from O-I, Irene and Michael moved to Chickasha, OK and lived there until Michael passed away in 2008 after 58 years of marriage. Irene moved to Geneseo in 2009 and to the Good Samaritan Nursing Village in Geneseo in 2017.

After Irene and Michael retired, they had calling cards printed with the phrase, “We have lived fully; We have loved well.” Michael and Irene certainly did!

She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael, Jr.; her parents, Anastazy S. and Janet (Jaskulska) Kotynski and her brothers, Edward, Henry and George.

She is survived by seven children, Michael III (Joie Zatko), Schererville, IN, Mary, Owatonna, MN, Regina (Al) Sutherland, Chickasha, OK, Chris, McCook, NE, Maureen (Robert) Hall, Pfafftown, NC, John (Sally Lonsdale) of St. Petersburg, FL and Marie (Kevin) Lillis, Geneseo. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

The burial will take place on January 6, 2018, in Chickasha, OK at the Fairlawn Cemetery (Grady County, OK) next to her husband of 58 years, Michael, Jr.

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Published in Toledo Blade on Dec. 19, 2017

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Mother of Karen ’76, Sharon ’79 and Laura and Linda ’84 Kotula passed away.

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on December 12, 2017


Having lived a life of humble service and lifelong commitment to others, Betty Jane Kotula, Perrysburg Ohio, age 88 left this earthly life on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Otterbein Portage Valley. She was born and named Elizabeth Jane on June 1, 1929 to Ernest and Carrie (Dlugiewicz) Jakubowski in Toledo, Ohio. She married Gerald P. Kotula on October 19, 1957 at St. Adalbert’s Church, Toledo. Betty was a graduate of Woodward High School and subsequently worked at the Rossford Ordnance Depot until the birth of her girls. She remained a selfless servant to her church, family, friends, and neighbors during her entire life. During the 80’s, she was employed by the Frank School cafeteria in Perrysburg. Upon retirement she and Gerald enjoyed time at their winter home in Panama City Beach, Florida.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; Brothers Edward, Arthur, John, Walter and Daniel.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Gerald; sisters Rose Bogdanski, Sister Sandra Jakubowski; brothers Paul and Melvin; daughters Karen (Scott) Schwind, Sharon (Bill) Brinker, Laura (Paul) Brady and Linda Melvin; ten very special grandchildren, Lesley Bevil, Eric and Adam Schwind, Rob Groves, Aaron and Jared Brinker, John Paul and Allison Brady, Kate and Jake Melvin; and 5 great grandchildren.
Many thanks to her caregivers Kathy Ringler and Janet Aldrich, Otterbein staff and Hospice staff. A gathering of family and friends will take place at St. Rose Church, Perrysburg on Saturday December 9, 2017 beginning at 9:30 AM. A funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM in the church followed by a luncheon. A private burial at St. Rose Cemetery will be held at a later date. Gifts in memorium should be directed to St. Rose Parish, Hospice of Northwest Ohio or Otterbein Portage Valley Senior Lifestyles. 

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Cutcher, Sharon Stonerock ’63 ((Update that missed the Newsletter)

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on August 8, 2017

Just enjoying our life in retirement.  We are traveling and enjoying our family and our hobbies.

Question #1:  McAuley Impact… ? :  Absolutely!  High Level of education, great teachers and classmates.  Learned so much more than academics – about relationships, love, respect, civic duty, giving back and teamwork.

Question #2:  How did you come to choose McAuley…?:  I was supposed to go to St. Ursula, where my sister graduated.  Our family moved closer to OLPH and McAuley.  I loved it from the start and had a wonderful 4 years there!


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Mother of Donna Petty ’68, Barbara Petty ’69, Alice Petty ’75, Lori Petty ’78 passed away.

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 20, 2017

Phyllis J. Petty Obituary

Phyllis J. Petty, age 88, went home to be with the Lord on January 22, 2017. She was born on June 26, 1928, in
Dayton, Ohio.  Phyl was dedicated to her Catholic faith throughout her life, which also greatly influenced her family. She was a leader in the early Catholic Charismatic Movement. She volunteered for numerous nursing homes, playing the dulcimer, being a Eucharistic minister and praying with the residents. Phyl was instrumental in the establishment and growth of Heartbeat of Toledo. She loved traveling around Ohio with her husband, Jim, visiting State Parks, Amish Country and walking trails. Phyl was kind and generous and opened her heart and home to all. She devoted her life to being a nurturing wife, mother and grandmother.
Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 67 years, Jim, past-president of People’s Savings and Charter One Bank; children, Donna (John) Danekind, Barbara (Ron) Cochrane, James (Maria) Petty, Alice (Steve) Bruhn and Lori (Michael) Miller; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive guests from 3-7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2017, at Newcomer Funeral Home, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo (419-381-1900). The Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at St. Joan of Arc Parish, 5856 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Burial will take place at Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: Heartbeat of Toledo, 4041 W. Sylvania, OH 43623.
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Husband of Cathy Olszanski ’67 – passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on December 12, 2016

Daniel J. Richardson, former Toledo resident, passed away from complications of dementia at home in Columbus, OH on December 7, 2016. Dan was born in Detroit on May 27, 1949. He spent his early years in Farmington, MI and moved to Toledo at age 12. Dan graduated from Central Catholic High School. He married Cathy Olszanski September 17, 1971 in Washington, D.C., where he served in the Army at Walter Reed Hospital. After his discharge, they returned to Toledo where they lived until moving to Columbus in 2014. Dan retired from MCO where he worked for 30 years as a respiratory therapist. He attended UT and earned an Associate Degree from Northwestern University Medical School. Dan was an avid bowler who rolled two 300 games. He enjoyed music, golf, making people laugh, and bragging about his children. He remained a lifelong Michigander at heart, loyally supporting all Detroit and U of M sports teams.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Anne and Frank, and brother, Paul. He is survived by his wife; children, Lindsay (Randy) Parks, Erin (Brent) Welch, and Michael (Shawn Weyrich), and grandchildren, Macy, Natalie, Hailey, and Annie Welch and Asher and Zachary Parks.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at St. Brendan Church, 4475 Dublin Rd., where family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass Tuesday. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Arrangements by Schoedinger Northwest Chapel. Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice . To share memories or condolences, please visit
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Schoedinger Funeral Home Northwest Chapel
1740 Zollinger Road Columbus, OH 43221
(614) 457-5481

Published in Toledo Blade on Dec. 10, 2016

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Father of Jennifer Foos Pyle ’91 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on November 21, 2016

John Michael
J. Michael Foos, 77, completed his earthly journey on Sunday, November 13, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He is now “singing in the heavenly choir” above. Mike was born on December 1, 1938, in Fremont, OH to Alvin A. and Margaret I. (Gross) Foos. He was affectionately known as “Feet” by his siblings growing up.
Mike graduated from Fremont St. Joseph Catholic High School, attended Baldwin-Wallace University and graduated from Tiffin University with a business degree. In May of 2004, he was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at St. Joseph High School.
Mike worked for 38 years for Owens Corning Fiberglas as a payroll tax supervisor. Mike was a longtime football official for Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan, and the last surviving member of his original football crew. He was also a Maumee Little League Manager, Coach, and volunteer umpire, as well as a coach for the Maumee girls’ softball league.
Mike was a charter member of St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Knights of Columbus Council #14155.
Mike was a longstanding active member of St. Patrick of Heatherdowns as a Eucharistic minister, member of the church funeral choir and the weekly cleaning crew. He enjoyed volunteering at AARP as a tax preparer and with St. Vincent DePaul, delivering to the needy. He enjoyed the game of golf and working at the Jamie Farr Golf Classic each year. Mike loved playing cards with his grandchildren, Go Fish and Uno!
Surviving are his wife, Suzanne of 49 years, 11 months and 13 days; children, Michael Foos (Heather Wade), Stephanie Foos, Jennifer (Eric) Pyle, Jonathan (Amelia) Foos; grandchildren, Brayden, Ashton, Brody, Peyton, Taryn, Dylan, Ella and Nate; sisters, Sister Elizabeth “Betty” Foos, RSM of Fremont, OH, Jean Marie “Teansie” (Wayne) Tuckerman of Traverse City, MI. Mike was preceded in death by his parents and his 2 brothers, Robert “Knobby” and Thomas “Red” Foos.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church, with an hour of visitation beginning at 9:00. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery. Coyle Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be given to Josina Lott Residential Services or St. Paul’s Community Center.
The family would like to thank the Kingston Perrysburg Rehab 2nd floor staff, the dining room staff, especially the team member that made Mike the homemade Thousand Island salad dressing, his favorite. The family would also like to thank the entire ICU staff of St. Luke’s Hospital, especially the nurses Ashley, Malissa, Kevin, Justin, Zach, and Sue’s sister friend Diane Wollam. A special sincere gratitude to his doctors who advised, told the truth and gave hugs: Dr. Farooq Afridi, Dr. Bassam Sarrouj, Dr. Eric Pizza, Dr. Gregor Emmert, Dr. Rajesh Gupta, Dr. Camille Karaffa, Dr. Brian Savage and Dr. Rex Mowat. Sue would also like to acknowledge the mysterious woman who gave her a hug Thursday afternoon, and to Arrowhead Dialysis for their kindness and willingness to assist in any way they could.
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Coyle Funeral Home
1770 S Reynolds Rd Toledo, OH 43614
(419) 865-1295

Published in Toledo Blade on Nov. 21, 2016

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Husband of Susan Hungling Anderson ’70 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on November 21, 2016

William J. “Bill” Anderson

William “Bill” J.
William “Bill” J. Anderson, age 74 of Swanton, Ohio died Saturday, November 12, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 7, 1942, to John H. and Marie E. (Okul) Anderson and on September 11, 1982, he married Susan Hungling. He was a 1960 graduate of Rogers High School. Bill served our country in the United States Army 101st Airborne Division from 1961-1964 during the Vietnam War. He drove semi-trucks since 1966, later retiring from Chrysler Jeep in 2009. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption, a 32nd Degree Mason with the former Robinson Locke Lodge #0659, a Union Steward with Local #12 for 14 years at Chrysler Jeep and a member of the Centurion Motorcycle Club since 1977. Bill loved traveling especially to Yellowstone Park and parts of Nebraska. He loved dogs and enjoyed spending time with children, but most of all, Bill enjoyed lots of good times with good company. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Bill is survived by his loving wife, Susan M. (Hungling) Anderson; son, William “Bryce” (Mary) Anderson; grandchildren, William Anderson, Evelyn Frankie Anderson and Eli William Anderson; sister, Marie Brown as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Marie; brother, John “Jackie” W. Anderson and sister, Helen Anderson.
Bill’s family will host a Celebration of his life from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, November 27, 2016, at American Legion Post # 479, 200 Hallett Road, Swanton, Ohio 43558 where Memorial Services will begin at 4 p.m., with Centurion Club Chaplain Ron Johns, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bill’s memory to Hospice of Northwest Ohio . Special memories or condolences may be expressed to Bill’s family by visiting our website at
Arrangements by Neville Funeral Home, Southwest Chapel, Holland, Ohio (419-865-8879).
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Neville Funeral Homes
7438 Airport Highway Holland, OH 43528
(419) 865-8879

Published in Toledo Blade on Nov. 20, 2016

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