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McAuley High School, Toledo, Ohio

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

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 9, 2022


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

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Judith Baird ’74 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 4, 2022

I have been advised that Judy passed away on September 6th, 2021. As per her sister and boyfriend there was no obituary for her posted.

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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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Maureen Best ’72 passed away ( sister of Marianne ’68, Christine ’69, Karen ’70, Karen ’75)

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 4, 2022

Maureen K. Crone (Maureen K. Best) passed away in her sleep at the age of 67, on December 29, 2021. Maureen was born the 4th of 6 daughters on July 4, 1954 to William and Dorothy (Yager) Best, and they predeceased her. She graduated from the former McAuley High School in 1972. On June 26, 1976 Maureen married her husband, Michael Crone and they raised their family together.

Maureen was known for her keen sense of humor, thoughtfulness, and generosity. She was a people person, liked her TV programs, and spending time with her relatives and friends. Maureen worked in retail early on, was a tax professional for many years, and had recently retired after 20 years working at a local Bingo Hall.

Maureen is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Michael; son, Brandon; and daughter, Rebecca; also survived by sisters, Marianne Thomas, Christine Keller, Karen Grant, Barbara Warfield and Teri Ward, and their collective 14 children and grandchildren; and many cousins in the Best and Yager families, whom she loved dearly.

The family will celebrate Maureen’s life at a family gathering later in 2022.

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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

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

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Anne Crossgrove ’64 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 1, 2022

Anne F. (Crossgrove) Delgado

Delgado, Anne F. (Crossgrove) passed away in Tampa, FL on December 24, 2021. Anne (75) was born in Toledo, OH to Ralph and Mary Margaret Crossgrove. She was a graduate of McAuley High School class of 1964 and remained an active member of the alumni for many years. Anne began her career as an x-ray technologist and radiation therapist at Mercy Hospital in 1965 where she remained for 35 years, and later worked at Woodville Family Practice until her retirement in 2001. In 1970, a handsome young Texan came to work at Mercy and he and Anne were married less than 6 months later and enjoyed nearly 51 years together.

Anne was a member of the Rossford Eagles, All Saints Catholic Church, and enjoyed bowling in her women’s league for many years. In 2002, Anne and her husband moved to Joliet, IL and then in 2009, they moved to Tampa, FL. She loved making people laugh, singing, playing cards, gardening, travelling the country with her husband, spending time with her 4 sisters, and telling her children and grandchildren how much she loved them. The world is a better place for having 75 years of Anne’s loving spirit.

Anne is preceded in death by her beloved son, Steve Nicholas Delgado; sister, Mary Ellen Werner; and parents, Ralph and Mary Margaret Crossgrove. She is survived by her loving husband, Steve C. Delgado; children, Niccole Delgado, Eric (Holly) Delgado, Amanda (Macknay Allen) Delgado; grandchildren, Zachary Delgado and Macknay Allen; and sisters, Jeanette (Ronald) Bell, Catherine (Dina) Crossgrove, Cinthia (John) Rizzo; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Services to be announced. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you consider donating to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or a charity of your choice.

Published by The Blade on Jan. 2, 2022.

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Mary Jo Refermat ’72 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on December 23, 2021

I just found out that Mary Jo Refermat ’72 passed away.  Her sister advised me that Mary Jo requested no funeral and no obit.

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Barbara Hausknecht ’77 (sister to Eileen ’76 & Kathleen ’79) passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on December 23, 2021

Barbara Marie Rasik

Barbara Marie Rasik (maiden name: Hausknecht) of Swanton, Ohio, passed away December 17, 2021 at age 62.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Michael Steven Rasik; daughter, Cassandra Brandt; son, Daniel Rasik (wife, Genevieve Rasik); son, Christopher Rasik and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruth and Charles Hausknecht and son-in-law, John “Gus” Brandt.

Barb was a graduate of McAuley High School and was a very loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and friend. Her favorite hobbies were baking, gardening, and most of all, spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Weigel Funeral Home, Tuesday, December 21st from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Swanton on Wednesday, December 22nd at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Dalton Rosa-Ruggieri officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Toledo Ovarian Cancer Connection

Published by The Blade on Dec. 19, 2021.

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Barbara Hayes ’68 (sister to Mary Hayes ’73) passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on December 23, 2021

Barbara Jean (Hayes) Shinaver

With heavy hearts, Barb’s family announced her passing on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at home with loving husband, Frank; daughter, Amy; sister Mary; and step-son, Josh by her side.Born to parents, Edward F. Hayes, Sr. and Appolone (Nancy) (Reczek) Hayes on February 5, 1950 in Toledo, OH.

Never a quitter, she refused to surrender, fighting with every ounce of energy she had. After a 1 ½ year battle with pancreatic cancer, she is finally at peace.

She will be greeted in Heaven by her mother and father; brother, Edward (Rod) Hayes, Jr.; 6 brother-in-laws; 2 sister-in-laws; mother and father in-law, Russ and Randy Shinaver. Also waiting for her, wagging their tails, are her two fur babies, Finnigan and Zephyn.

Barb grew up in Maumee, Ohio and attended St. Joseph Catholic Church and School and graduating from McCaully High School.

Barb’s dedication and effort to anything she did was 110%, and her laughter was so contagious it was impossible for anyone around not to smile. Her favorite phrase was “I love you to the moon and back” and the way she loved her family and friends echoed that phrase 1000 fold.

She retired after 40 years as an enrolled agent and manager from the accounting firm Gilmore, Jaison & Mahler. Every client of her became her dear friends.

On Saturdays and Sundays you could find her with a cold Miller Lite watching THE Ohio State Buckeyes and Pittsburgh Steelers. Summers were spent by the pool with family and friends.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband, Frank Shinaver; daughter, Amy Miller; step-son, Joshua (Sarah) Shinaver; extra son, Barry Bigalow; grandchildren, Jordon, Shayla, Mia, Greyson and Cole; sister, Mary Martinez; brother, Col. Jack (Sharon) Hayes USAF (ret); brother, David Hayes; brother and sister-in-laws, Tom and Joe Shinaver, Danaye Hayes, Ruth Harpel, Carolyn (Richard) Nusbaum, Patricia Bevier and Cheryl Shinaver, Becky Shinaver; and aunt, Joan O’Connell. She had 28 nieces and nephews who also loved her very much.

There will be no showing, because Barb decided to donate her body to the UTMC in the hope that she could potentially prevent this affliction from affecting other families. A celebration of life will be held at a later date per her wishes.

The family would like to acknowledge the following people/groups for everything they did for Barb during her struggle:

Dr. Rebecca Marshall and Staff, Dr. Richard Phinney and Staff, Hospice of Northwest Ohio, and Blessings in Disguise.

In lieu of flowers the family requests you make a donation to Blessings in Disguise at, Hospice of N.W. Ohio or The American Cancer Foundation.

When you look at the night sky keep an eye out for star number Pegasus RA 23h32m23s D 32 Degrees 3’5 it’s a star called Barb Shinaver.

Published by The Blade on Dec. 19, 2021.

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Mary McKimm ’69 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on December 23, 2021

Mary A. Baumberger

Mary A Baumberger born July 6th, 1951 passed away December 21st at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg, Ohio surrounded by her daughters and grandchildren. Mary was born and raised in Toledo Ohio, and was a 1969 graduate of McAuley High School. After high school, she went on to work for Ohio Bell for eight years. During that time she married, and then decided to be a stay at home mom. Once her girls were grown up, Mary worked in triage and registration at St, Lukes hospital for over 20 years until she retired.
Mary loved the ocean and the beach, and spending time in Myrtle Beach with her best friend of 40 years.

Mary is survived by her two daughters Christina (Eric) Frankforther and Nicole (Jeffery) Gluza and grandchildren Zachary, Chase, Dillon, Kaden, Ashlyn, Conner and Jacob along with her furry companion Poppy.

Mary was preceded in death by her mother Margaret Tiernan, Aunt and Uncle Mary Alice and
William Compton, Uncle Joseph Tiernan and brother Gerald McKimm.

Services and visitation will be private for immediate family only per Mary’s wishes. If you would like to make a donation in Mary’s name, please do so to the American Cancer Society or St. Judes Childrens Hospital.

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