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Diane Stanfa Rice ’73 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 5, 2020

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Diane, age 64, of Toledo passed away April 26, 2020 of ovarian cancer. Diane was born to Joseph and Lois Stanfa on July 14, 1955. She was a 1973 graduate of McAuley High School. She worked at the former National Family Opinion for 35 years.

Diane loved being with her grandkids. She also loved spring and fall vacations at the beach and summer vacation at the lake. She enjoyed walking, eating out, reading, happy hour and the casino.

She is survived by her husband Gail; sons, Matthew and Nicholas; grandchildren, Heaven, Maizen, Mekhi and Mila; parents, Joe and Lois Stanfa; sister, Cathy (Dave) brother, Mark (Diane); in-laws, Herb and Shirley Rice, Brent and Shelly Rice, Kent and Lisa Rice; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother Chris Stanfa and brother-in-law, Roger Rice.

Diane is out of pain and on to the Afterlife. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home (419) 269-1111.

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Mother of Kathleen Recht ’79 and Cynthia Recht ’85 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on April 1, 2020

Patricia "Pat" Recht Obituary

Patricia “Pat” Recht (February 19, 1936-March 24, 2020) was lovingly carried back to Jesus and reunited with her husband Robert “Bob” Recht in Heaven on this day after a long battle with Parkinson’s.

She is survived by her two daughters, Kathleen Speer (Thomas) of Katy TX and Cynthia Carmichael (Andrew) of Longmont, CO; along with four grandchildren, Benjamin Speer (Jennifer), Ian Carmichael, Charlotte Carmichael and William Speer; along with four great grandchildren. We are grateful for all of those who assisted in her care these last few years. She has never stopped missing our father and we are blessed to know she is at peace now with the love of her life.

In lieu of flowers or a memorial a donation can be made to the orphanage her grandfather founded-Nazareth Children’s Home in North Carolina at NAZCFC.org

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Published in The Blade from Mar. 29 to Mar. 31, 2020

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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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Barbara Mileski ’71 passed away. (Sister of Rosemary ’69 and Rita ’77)

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 20, 2020

Barbara A. Mileski Obituary

Barbara A. Mileski, age 67 of Maumee, passed away unexpectedly on February 16, 2020. She was born to Edward and Rosalie (Spilka) Mileski on January 14, 1953. Barb was a 1971 graduate of McAuley High School. She started her career in 1976 working as a secretary for the Lucas County Sheriff Department until the time of her retirement.

She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her siblings, Rosemary (Jim) Nelson, David (Lynne) Mileski and Rita (Kevin) Monroe; nephews, Rev. Christopher Mileski and Joseph Mileski; niece, Katie (Mychael) Wagoner; and great-nephew, Levi Wagoner.

Barb was a loving, caring, and devoted sister, aunt, and friend. She was especially devoted to her niece, nephews, and great-nephew. Barb enjoyed spending time with her family, whether it was a small gathering or a day spent making pierogi.

Barb was generous and kind, always thinking of others before herself. A devout Catholic, she spent most of her time helping others, putting her faith into action. Barb touched the lives of many. Words cannot describe how much she will be missed.

Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Sunday, February 23rd from 2:00-8:00 p.m. where a Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, February 24th at Immaculate Conception Church, 434 Western Avenue, Toledo, OH 43609 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Immaculate Conception Church Legacy Fund. Please view and sign our online “guest registry” at:

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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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Susan Schweickert Dunn ’74 passed away: (Sister of Mary Therese ’68, Karen ’70, Julie ’77)

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 30, 2020

Susan (Schweickert) Dunn Obituary

Susan (Schweickert) Dunn

Susan Elaine (Schweickert) Dunn born the fourth of six children to Walter Henry and Therese Rose Schweickert June 25, 1956, died unexpectedly in her home on January 27, 2020. She married Thomas Dunn of Genoa, owner of Buckeye Sanitation February 11, 1995 and made their home in Genoa for the last 25 years. Strong faith, devoted wife, loving sister and true friend are a few words used to describe Susan.

She grew up in South Toledo and would often share many fun great memories of growing up in the old neighborhood. Susan attended St. Patricks of Heatherdowns elementary school and would spend her childhood summers living at the family’s cottages on Devil’s Lake in Manitou Beach MI. She graduated from McAuley High School then went on to earn her early childhood education degree retiring from St. Charles Hospital in 2001. She was blessed with a gift of love for children and she cared for them with great joy. She especially loved watching her nieces, nephews and their children grow while staying involved in many aspects of each one of their lives. Susan fought the long tough battle of breast cancer in 2003 with God, family and friends by her side and survived. She loved to travel, especially cruises to the Caribbean with her husband and most recently in 2019 a trip to Rome then Fatima, Portugal. She was an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes in Genoa serving as a Lector. Her favorite time of year was Christmas and would elegantly decorate her home to express the true meaning of the season. The Dunn home was home to the Schweickert Family Christmas every Christmas Eve celebrating our 25th year in 2019. Susan always reserved time for Christmas Carols and “Keep Christ in Christmas” sharing thoughts and scripture on the nativity and birth of our Lord. She began a Prayer Box Ministry, creating cards with scripture verses and pictures beautifully decorated to create a sense of joy while contemplating prayer and would place them in the most beautifully crafted treasure chest. She shared them with anyone experiencing life challenges. Her other hobbies include reading, listening to her classic rock music, her crystal and Jan Pugh collections and her many works of art on the life of Christ. Our world is definitely a little less colorful without our dear sweet Sue.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 25 years Thomas Dunn, sisters Mary Therese Tann, Karen (Mark) Cromly, Julie (Kenneth) Clocksin, brothers Walter (Barbara) Schweickert, Vincent (Laura) Schweickert, 21 nieces, nephews and their spouses, 33 great nieces and nephews with several more on the way, mother in law Doris Dunn, brother in law Pat (Jenni) Dunn, sisters in law Kay ( Mark) Lennox, Roberta Kehlmeier and Tammy Williams. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother in law Robert Guy Tann, father in law Robert L Dunn and brother in law Jerry L Dunn.

Visitation will be held at Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 West Street, Genoa from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2020. A Scripture Service will begin at 7 p.m in the funeral home. Funeral Mass will begin at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 1, 2020, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 204 S. Main St., Genoa. A graveside service will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, 5725 Hill Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43615. Memorial contributions for Susan may be directed to Our Lady of Lourdes – Renovation Fund, 204 S. Main St., Genoa. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

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