Past Obituaries - In Loving Memory
Rose C. Kujda, “Boope”
Rose C. Kujda, “Boope”, age 97 passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born January 21, 1921, in Toledo, Ohio. She was born to Theodore and Salome (Kwiatkowski) Bieniek. She married Louis Kujda on April 29, 1943, in Chicago. Rose worked as a laborer at The DeVilbiss Company where she retired. Rose always enjoyed playing Bingo and going to the casino. However, what she truly cherished was spending time with her family. Whether it be playing cards with her brothers and sisters, or chatting with everyone at family functions, like the family Christmas eve party. Rose was especially proud of her Polish Heritage and would listen to Polish music on Sundays and go to the Lagrange Street Polish Festival. Rose was a long time parishioner of St. Hedwig and St. Adalbert parish.
Left to honor Rose and remember her love, are Rose’s two children, Frederick (Linda) Kujda of Texas and Kathleen Relford of Florida; three grandchildren, Renee Relford, Jason (Amanda) Kujda and Jennifer Kujda; nine beautiful great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren along with her sister, Mary Jane Kubicki; brothers, Jerome Bieniek, James (Patricia) Bieniek, and family friend, Bob Gorajewski. Rose was preceded in death by her parents, husband Louis Kujda, brothers Daniel and Richard Bieniek, sisters Virginia Zientek, Florence Krasniewski and Louise Bieniek and grandson Jamie Relford.
Services will be held at a later date. The Kujda family would like to extend our gratitude to all the staff at Hospice of Perrysburg, specifically Danielle, Christy, Thelma, Mary and Diana for home care. Arrangements were entrusted to the Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo, Ohio (419)-475-5055.
Kristine Ann (Benson) Liebrecht
Kristine Ann (Benson) Liebrecht of Adrian, MI, received her crown from Jesus on January 9, 2019, while surrounded by her family in Laguna Hills, CA.
Kris was born March 6, 1958, in Cadillac, MI, to Robert and Amelia (Carlson) Benson. Kris graduated from Cadillac High School and attended Michigan Tech University to study health sciences. While at MTU, Kris met the love of her life, Steve Liebrecht, on a blind date. They were married in 1981 and made a home in Pemberville, OH for 16 years. In 2001, they acquired a unique berm house on 15 acres in Adrian, MI. She loved cultivating flowers and deeply enjoyed the many birds that visited her yard daily.
It was Kris's greatest desire to raise her family to love and serve the Lord Jesus. She set the example through many years of Bible study and support for missions. She dedicated herself to her family and homeschooled all eight children. Steve and Kris took a real-life approach to education and made sure every family outing was filled with learning and serving. They drove from Michigan to Texas to learn more about their family history at Texas A&M University. While on a trip to Nova Scotia, they shared the gospel with a salty sailor, sang for him and brought tears to his eyes.
Music was very important to Kris, though she often said she sang like a crow and not like a songbird. So, she made sure every one of her children learned to harmonize together and play an instrument. The family often took road trips, but they found a church to visit every Sunday morning, where Kris would eagerly volunteer her children to perform. Her children may have protested and groaned, but they never failed to encourage others through songs about their Savior. It has been a privilege and comfort for her children to gather around her bed and sing for her.
Kris is survived by her husband, Steve, and their eight children: Rebekka (Wayne) Crawford of Boon, MI, Matthew (Leanne) Liebrecht of Lowell, IN, Rachel (Levi) Johnson of Rogers City, MI, Amanda (Jon) Boyce of Raleigh, NC, Timothy (Hannah) Liebrecht of Morgantown, WV, Elizabeth Liebrecht of Adrian, MI, Hannah Liebrecht of Raleigh, NC, and Joshua Liebrecht of Rogers City, MI, along with seven grandchildren: Weston, Alivia, Reagan, Riley, Ted, Amelia, and Heidi.
Kris is also survived by her father, Robert Benson of Cadillac, MI and four siblings: William (Jill) Benson of Cadillac, MI, Jon (Jacqueline) Benson of Alpena, MI, Karen (Steven) Sterzick of Alto, MI, Debra (Mathias) Buckson of Ypsilanti, MI. She was preceded in death by her mother, Amelia, and eldest brother, Kenneth. In addition, Kris is survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends that she loved dearly.
This past year has been one of great challenges and even greater blessings. We are in awe of God's provision for grace and strength in the midst of a very difficult journey. The healing has come in the most unexpected ways, and for that, we are most grateful.
Visitation will be 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Urbanski Funeral Chapel, 8300 Lewis Ave, Temperance, MI. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 AM on January 18, 2019 at Lewis Avenue Baptist Church, 6320 Lewis Ave, Temperance, MI. A Memorial Service in Cadillac will be at noon on Saturday, January 19, 2019, First Baptist Church, 125 Stimson St. The Burial Service (weather permitting) will follow immediately at Clam Lake Cemetery, S 43 Rd, Cadillac. After the services, a luncheon will be held at First Baptist Church. The Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Road Toledo, Ohio is assisting the family with arrangements.
Dorothy A. (Kutchenriter) Boros
Dorothy A. (Kutchenriter) Boros RNC age 92 of Toledo passed away Sunday January 13, 2019 in Heartland of Waterville. Dorothy was born in Toledo, OH to Joseph and Anna (Connors) Kutchenriter. She graduated from Waite High School in 1944. Dorothy went on to receive her nursing degree in 1947. She worked at St. Vincent’s Hospital for 25 years. She did so much to help others. Dorothy was also a member of St. Clements parish for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Gene, daughter Diane, and her siblings Leatrice Links, Thomas Kutchenriter, Joann Hojnacki and Joseph Kutchenriter. She is survived by her son Robert (Mary) Boros, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was lovingly cared for by her nieces Mary Links and Cathie Hojnacki Breed. A very special thank you to all who took care of her at Heartland of Sylvania and Waterville and at Hospice. Contributions may be sent to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. The family will be receiving friends in St. Clement Catholic Church on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. The funeral mass will begin at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park. The Urbanski Funeral Home 5055 Secor Road Toledo, Ohio is assisting the family with arrangements.
Evelyn "Skeeter" Bundy-Momgaudas
Evelyn “Skeeter" Bundy Momgaudas
It is with great sadness that the family of “Skeeter" 'announces her passing on Saturday January 19, 2019. “Skeeter" will be forever remembered. She touched so many lives in so many ways. “Skeeter" was raised in Bedford Michigan she was the youngest of eight children. Skeeter was given her nickname at an early age because the mosquito’s seemed to love her. Her kind heart & ability to make you feel better no matter the situation was amazing she truly was a woman with a heart of gold. She is preceded in death by her loving parents Everette & Edna Bundy, sisters: Donna Huber (Robert), Jeannie Blevins (Ray), Lavonne Dombrowski (Ronny), brother Frank Bundy (Kathy), son-in-law Mark Bunde (Lisa), She is survived by her husband and best friend for 31 years Richard, children James (Kathy) Putman III and Lisa (Tim) Putman –Bunde, siblings Jo (Gordon) Weatherford, Laura (Jim) Golatka, Ernest (Opal) Bundy, eight grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
“Skeeter” has left behind many people who loved her very much. Nieces, nephews, in-laws and extended family members whom will all miss her immensely.
The family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 2907 Lagrange St Toledo, Ohio on Thursday January 24 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home followed by burial at Toledo Memorial Park.
Gregory Donald Smith
Gregory Donald Smith age 62 of Toledo passed away Wednesday January 23, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio Perrysburg. Greg was born in Toledo on May 26, 1956 to Donald and Suzanne (Butler) Smith. Preceding Greg in death are his parents and his sister Jill Harrison. He is survived by his children Greg (Brenda) Smith, Gary (Amber) Smith and Kelly (Ryan) Blank, siblings Joe Smith, Cathy Tabb and John Smith, 6 grandchildren and close friends Ralph and Jim. The family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home 5055 Secor Rd Toledo, Ohio on Saturday January 26, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. where funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m.
Linda Marie (Przybysz) Deeb
Linda Marie (Przybysz) Deeb, age 66 of Toledo, passed away in her home Thursday, January 24, 2019 surrounded by her loving family, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born February 13, 1952, she was the daughter of Frank and Patricia (Pluciniczak) Przybysz. She was raised on Bronson Street, across from her family church, St. Hedwig Catholic Church and was a proud graduate of Woodward High School, class of 1970. On November 9, 1972, she married her high school sweetheart, the love of her life and devoted companion, Ray Deeb. They raised three wonderful children, Angalene, Amanda and Joseph.
Linda graduated from Lourdes College with an associate degree in early childhood development. Her career as an early childhood development specialist spanned 30 years, first with Lourdes-St. Vincent, and then with the YMCA at St. Charles Early Childhood Development Center in Oregon, Ohio. She understood that a love of all children, sometime those less fortunate, was necessary in creating a self-assured and confident young individual.
Other than their employment, Linda and Ray’s time involved family. They enjoyed time with family on their boat, with an occasional venture to Put-In-Bay for several days. She truly enjoyed traveling with the kids to visit Ray’s family in New England. Linda loved cooking, both Polish and Lebanese dishes that she wonderfully prepared for Sunday family dinners. This endeavor, which she choreographed with children and grandchildren, generally began early Sunday mornings. Her pride was teaching these skills and knowing that she was passing down family heritage.
Throughout Linda’s life, she and Ray were devoted to their children and grandchildren. Their home was always open to family, and they thrived on the energy of youth around them. They instilled strong values of caring, love and responsibility. They were proponents of the importance of strong family ties and customs, a testament to Linda and Ray’s family commitment.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her loving husband, Ray; daughter, Angalene Marie Deeb (Jason Eccleson), grandchildren Dante and Abigail; daughter, Amanda Marie (Eric) Logan, grandchildren, Jacob and Emma; and son Joseph Francis Deeb (Melisa Dubendorfer). She is also survived by brothers Dale (Marcia) and Frank (Denise) Przybysz and several nieces and nephews.
Linda’s Life Celebration will begin Sunday January 27, 2019 with visitation from 2 until 8 p.m. at Urbanski Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road near Laskey (419) 475-5055. The Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. by Deacon Robert Pluciniczak. Funeral services begin Monday with visitation in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 5153 N. Summit St. Toledo, Ohio from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.. The funeral mass will begin in church at 11:00 a.m., with Fr. David Cirata officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery, in the Polish Village. The family requests donations be made to the YMCA of Greater Toledo, Early Childhood Development Centers.
Peggy M. Amborski
Peggy (Majka) Amborski passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Spring Meadows Senior Community in Holland, OH. Peggy was born to Martin and Sofia Majka on July 11, 1923 in Toledo, OH, graduating from Woodward High School in 1941. In 1947, she married John Amborski, who had lived across the street.
Peggy was employed 42 years with the original Willys Overland, Kaiser Jeep, and finally Chrysler Corporation. She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Adalbert, and member of the Altar Rosary Society, and TAPS. For over 62 years she played cards with a group of women who graduated from Woodward, and whose friendships remained lifelong.
Peggy is survived by her sons, Dale (Christine) of Libertyville, IL, and Richard of Santa Ana, CA; grandchildren, Lisa (Thomas) Przytulski of Rockford IL, and Dale, Jr (Lindsay) Amborski of Chicago IL; great grandchildren, Lydia and Anthony Przytulski, Ellen and Jane Amborski, as well as, many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers, and sisters-in-law, Edwin (June) Gluza, Henry (Sally) Majka; sisters and brothers-in-law, Albina (Alvin) Krzyzaniak, Phyllis (Eugene) Hargraves, and Helen (Richard) Wodarski.
Peggy’s Life Celebration will be Sunday, February 3, from 2:00 pm until 7:00 pm in the Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo, OH 419-475-5055, with a Rosary at 5:00 pm. Funeral service will begin Monday February 4, 2019 at 9:00 am in the funeral home, followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:00 am at St. Adalbert Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery Toledo, OH. The family is especially thankful for the loving care provided by the nurses and staff at Spring Meadows Senior Comm
Dolores “De” J. Stockner
Nothing meant more to De than God and family, so it was only fitting that she waited to hear the news that her sixth great-grandchild had arrived safely into the family she adored before completing her journey here on earth on January 29th and embracing the loving arms of her Lord.
De was born on April 14, 1935 to Sophie (Bromer) and Phil Kowalski. She attended St. Agnes grade school and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1953. On November 5, 1955, she married the love of her life, Michael Stockner. They soon welcomed daughters Lynn and Kim and De was always very involved in their lives at St. Catherine’s. She began her career at JCPenney at Miracle Mile in 1968 before moving to the Franklin Park store. She retired in 1994 after 25 years of service.
Throughout De’s life she loved being active, especially playing cards and being involved at the Toledo Women’s Club, traveling with Mike, family weekends at Deep Lake, dining out with their “Eaters” group and cheering on her grandchildren at all of their activities. Always putting family first, “Nanny” played a huge role in their lives, never missing an opportunity to tell them she loved them and to “be careful”.
De moved to the Sunset House in May of 2014. During her years there, Mike exemplified the true meaning of love, dedication and commitment. Our family would like to give special thanks to the staff who have been her caregivers, support team and friends for truly loving her and for making every day of her life a happy one. For the last few months the Ashanti Hospice team also lovingly ensured that her final journey was peaceful and we are grateful for their support.
De was preceded in death by her parents, Sophie and Phil Kowalski, whom she was looking forward to seeing again. She is survived by her loving husband, Michael; daughters, Lynn (Chris) Jasin, Kim (Kevin) Smith; her grandchildren Erin (Joe) Bajas, Bri (Ben) Gelhaus, Brittany (Tony) Cerasi, Austin Jasin and Corey Smith; her great-grandchildren Madelyn and Lincoln Bajas, Brody and Zoey Cerasi, and Jacob and Shay Gelhaus. Her love and legacy will forever live on through them.
De’s Life Celebration will take place from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday, February 4, 2019 in Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo, (419) 475-5055, with the Rosary being prayed at 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation will take place in Christ the King Catholic Church on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 from 9:00a.m. until the funeral mass begins at 10:00 a.m.
For those who would like to make a donation, please consider Christ the King Building Fund or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
David D. Sheets
David D. Sheets, 76, passed away February 3rd at Toledo Hospital. A lifelong Toledoan, he attended Macomber High School and worked at Toledo Jeep for 45 years, retiring in 2008.
In his younger years, he enjoyed spending time with his siblings and friends in the Old South End. With an explorative nature, Dave often took his wife and daughters on fun Sunday drives with a few adventurous stops along the way.
A talented woodworker, Dave enjoyed making original furniture pieces for his family and friends. One of his favorite hobbies was refurbishing classic cars including several Buicks and a Studebaker. His most prized accomplishment was The Sheetsmobile, a car he built from scratch including a solid oak frame, and registered with the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
Dave is survived by his loving wife Edwina Carol (Rucki) Sheets, daughters Beverly McNear and Helene Sheets; sisters Shirley Mitchem, Nancy (Paul) Brothers, Susan Mills, and Linda (Gib) Baker; brothers Larry (Maryellen) Sheets, Rick Sheets and Kenneth Sheets; beloved grandchildren Justin, Sean and Chloe McNear; and several cherished nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Margie Rabara, brother Jack Sheets, brother-in-law Clarence Mitchem and sister-in-law Chris Sheets.
Visitation will be in the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Road Toledo, Ohio, on Friday February 8, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 pm. with prayer services beginning at 7:00 p.m. A funeral mass is scheduled on February 9, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in Historic St. Patrick Catholic Church, 130 Avondale, with interment at Ottawa Hills Cemetery immediately following.
Sister Mary Madelena Pohlman, S.N.D.
Born on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1938, Sister Mary Madelena Pohlman was known for the character of her heart and gentle disposition expressed in her love of nature, care of the poor, and dedication to the community. Sister died on February 7 at 80 years of age in her 61st year of religious profession.
The oldest of seven children born to Raymond and Alice (Lammers) Pohlman, Mary Lou was raised in Delphos, Ohio, where she attended St. John the Evangelist elementary school before becoming an aspirant at Notre Dame Academy, Toledo, and entering the Sisters of Notre Dame in February 1956. After her entrance she received the name Sister Mary Madelena. Sister received her education in biology and theology at Notre Dame College of Ohio, University of Dayton, and Xavier University. Sister was an excellent teacher, teaching 36 years on both the elementary and secondary level: St. Joseph, Fremont; and St. Mary, Christ the King, Holy Rosary, Notre Dame Academy in Toledo.
Sister served in Pastoral Ministry at the parishes in East Toledo: Holy Rosary, Sacred Heart, St. Stephen and Epiphany from 1995-2016.Throughout her life Sister kept abreast of social justice issues and gave her heart for social justice causes and ministered to those in need.
Sister is survived by her brothers David (Lucy) Pohlman, Delphos, Ohio; and Robert (Denise) Pohlman, North Carolina; sisters Elizabeth Spanton of California, Joan Roby of Florida, Sharon (Michael) Hohne of Kentucky; and Terrie (James) Huster, Maumee, Ohio and many nieces and nephews and the Sisters of Notre Dame in the Toledo Province. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be at the Sisters of Notre Dame Center at 5900 Davis Road, Whitehouse, Ohio on Wednesday, February 13 from 2:30-5:00. The vigil service with sharing of memories will be at 5:00 p.m., and the Funeral Mass at 7:00 p.m on Wednesday, February 13.
Any tributes may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame at 3912 Sunforest Court, Toledo, OH 43623.
JAMES F. MATTHEWS
JAMES F. MATTHEWS
Jim Matthews, who quietly and courageously fought the beast called cancer for nearly five years, died February 21, 2019 at his West Toledo home. He had just turned 58.
Jim loved to play golf, loved cheering on the Buckeyes, but more than anything, he deeply loved his family. He married his cherished Mary-Beth McLaughlin in 1996, and together they raised their two beautiful daughters, Caitlin Suzanne and Colleen Marie.
While Jim will not be physically present to see Caitlin graduate from John Carroll University this spring or Colleen collect her degree from The Ohio State University next year, boy did he enjoy visiting them both! Whether it was a Homecoming tailgate or Parents Weekend, Jim was so proud to be there for his girls. They are so grateful that their dad was able to meet so many of their friends and their families.
Born Feb. 2, 1961 in Toledo to the late James and Suzanne Matthews, Jim graduated from Start High School in 1979 and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo. He took such joy in taking care of his family and home, especially his lawn. For many years, he worked in landscape sales and his own yard was as finely manicured as a putting green. He would paint Script Ohio on the front lawn when the Buckeyes took on That Team Up North and chose a guest each year to dot the i. Jim and Mary-Beth hosted many a fine OSU-Michigan party.
Jim was friendly to all (“Jim Matthews, Toledo, Ohio, damn glad to meet you!”), loyal to his friends, and uninhibited around most everyone. If he thought it, he said it. You couldn’t hold him back. A funnier man you would be hard-pressed to find.
He leaves behind Mary-Beth, Caitlin, and Colleen. He also is survived by his sister, Carolyn (Mike) Challender; brothers, Joe (Jeanette) Matthews and Steve Matthews (Deb McGee); nieces, Suzanne Reineke (Weston Reinbolt) and Jacquelyn Reineke; nephews, J.P. and Jack Matthews, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. His sister, Catherine Reineke, preceded him in death last year.
Friends may visit with the family from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 24. 2019, at Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo (419) 475-5055. The family will be receiving friends on Monday, February 25, 2019 from 11:30 until noon in Christ the King Catholic Church, 4100 Harvest Lane where the funeral mass will begin at noon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Good Grief of Northwest Ohio, 7015 Spring Meadows Drive West, Holland, OH 43528, an organization that provides support to grieving children and their families. You may also make donations through the Good Grief website, https://goodgriefnwo.org.
Dorothy Cisek, 83, of Toledo went gently into the night on February 23, 2019 at Hospice of NW Ohio. She lost her battle with bile duct cancer, but went out the way she wanted, on her own terms. She was born on July 2, 1935. She attended St. Hedwig’s for grade school and that is where she was baptized, received her sacraments and was married. She was a 1953 graduate of Woodward High School. She went on to work in the kitchen at St. Vincent’s, a short turn with Ma Bell as an operator, back when they had switchboards. Then she found her home at M&M Drugs downtown, the only late night pharmacy back then. She encountered all types of people down there and knew EVERY second and third shift officer in town. Good thing, because she had a lead foot going home after work. She finished up at Kenwood Pharmacy on Alexis which was eventually bought out by Rite Aid. She was friendly with and knew all her customers.
Dorothy met her husband, John, at a bar, and they were engaged after six days. They married on September 25, 1954 and was married for 64 years. Dorothy was always a working mother and had three children, a daughter, “who had a very beautiful mother” and two sons. She loved her yard and flowers and even mowed her own lawn until she was in her 60’s. She learned how to crochet and made all of her kids, grandkids, and dogs, afghans. One giant multi-colored granny square. They still survive. She loved her Dobermans and she even walked Ushee, her last Dobe, when she was using a walker. They were a regular sight in the neighborhood. She embraced Christmas and having all her family over to celebrate. She enjoyed decorating the house for the holidays. She was in her glory with her grandkids and great grandkids, and was very proud of all of them.
Dorothy leaves behind her beloved husband John, Sr. Her children Linda (Dale) Barker, John Cisek Jr. and Mark (Jennifer) Cisek. Grandchildren: Chrissy (James) Sadowski, Edmond (Jamie Van Natta) Burgess, John (Danelle) Cisek III, Devon (Jessica) Barker, Tiffany (John) Zimmerman, Patrick and Stephanie Cisek. Great grandchildren: Kyiersten, Brynn and Major Sadowski and Savannah and Brayden Zimmerman. She will also be missed by her granddogs Lola and Murfee, who visited her regularly.
She was preceded in death by her parents Helen and Walter Tomanski, her brothers Leonard and Robert and her twin brother, Don and their spouses; her special daughter-in-law Sue Cisek and her granddaughter Sarah (Barker) Semrad. And all her well-loved Dobermans, especially Ushee!
She will also be missed by her special god children, many friends and neighbors; current and former, along with many meter readers and mail carriers whom she was especially kind to. She was a long-time parishioner of and regularly attended mass at St. Clement Church until her health prevented it. Also, the next time you set your oven for 350o please think of mom, as that was the only oven cooking temperature she knew how to cook at.
Visitation will be at Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Road Toledo, Ohio on Thursday, February 28 from 2:00 to 8:00 pm, with the Rosary to be said at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will begin Friday, March 1 at 11:15 am in the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass at noon at St. Clements Catholic Church. Dorothy requested she be cremated and will be going home to Dad shortly after.
Glen Martin Meadows
Glenn Martin Meadows age 82 of Toledo, Ohio passed away March 5, 2019 in Hospice of Northwest Ohio Toledo, Ohio. Glenn was born April 25, 1936 in Celina, Tennessee to Luke and Nellie (Walker) Meadows. Glenn surved his country in the U.S. Army. Surviving are his loving children: Darlene Nichols, Lisa (Matthew) Schmeltz, Glenn M. Meadows, Jr., Jason Meadows, Joyce Sizemore, Lyle Sizemore, Lester Sizemore and Cathy Sizemore. Also surviving are his sister Ruth (Jerry) Brown his brother Luke (Sue) Meadows and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Preceding Glenn in death were his parents his daughter Leona Meadows, his wife Faye and his sister Dimple Pennington. The family will be gathering Friday March 8, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, OH 419-475-5055. The funeral service will begin in the funeral home at 3:00 p.m. Glenn's cremated remains will be buried with his family in the Meadows Cemetery in Moss, Tennessee.
Johnny A. "Pooba" Marchbanks
Johnny Alton “Pooba” Marchbanks passed away peacefully on March 13, 2019 surrounded by his family and friends. John was born in Toledo on November 10, 1953 to Waco and Ann Marchbanks, who welcomed him with open arms to heaven. John worked as an accredited mechanic for Bi-State Ford and Toledo Edison, then as a crew leader at Saylors in Ottawa Lake, MI.
John was an avid bowler at Jug’s, but his true passion was fishing, especially for bass. He was a member of All Star Anglers, Salmoides, Anglers Choice, Bass Northern and BFL among others, where he won numerous tournaments and trophies. John was so talented, not just as a mechanic; he could literally fix anything and was only a phone call away to family and friends.
John is survived by his wife Sue (Rutkowski), daughters Melanie (Yuhuda Turnbow) Marchbanks, Shannon (Andrew) Harrison and son Dustin Marchbanks. “Papa” also leaves his grandchildren Calvin, Caleena, Malayah and Nolan to treasure their memories and special moments with him. Also surviving are brothers Rex, Timmy, Kenny (Cheryl), Bobby (Dawn) Marchbanks. John’s family would like to express our sincere gratitude to the staff at Goerlich Center and Promedica Hospice for their care and concern for John. The family will be receiving friends on Sunday March 17, 2019 in The Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd Toledo, Ohio from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 4:00 p.m
Kathleen M Perez
Kathleen M Perez, age 67 of Toledo, went home to see her beloved husband, Hector on Thursday, March 14, 2019. She was born August 23, 1951 to William and Katie (Wagner)O’Connor in Toledo, Ohio and raised by her mother and stepfather Elmer Williams. Kathleen is best described as being big-hearted, caring, nurturing and authentic. Her love of people was demonstrated by babysitting kids, working as a home healthcare provider, spending time with her children and grandchildren and by her long-term friendships. She enjoyed playing cards (Rummy), listening to music (Brian McKnight, Michael Jackson, The Beach Boys and even Johnny Mathis at Christmastime), and watching movies (Overboard) to name just a few. Always a talker, some would argue that she was the original “Chatty Kathy,” often starting conversations with complete strangers. Those who were lucky enough to taste her cooking will certainly miss it, especially her homemade applesauce.
Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband, Hector and her parents. She is survived by her children, Emily Perez, Andrew Perez, Stefanie Morgan, and Michael Perez; and grandchildren Jenna, Kalista, Madelyn, Caleb, Landen, Abigail and Nico. Also surviving are her beloved siblings Pat, William, Maureen and Dennis, who were as close and loving as siblings can be, along with many lifetime friends.
Friends may call at the Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 2907 Lagrange Street, Toledo (419) 244-4611 on Monday, March 18, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Funeral services will begin at noon with interment following in Wood County Memory Gardens, 15426 Liberty Hi Road, Bowling Green, Ohio.
Dorothy Nurkiewicz age 85 of Toledo, passed away March 17, 2019 in St. Clare Commons, Perrysburg, Ohio. Dorothy was born January 2, 1934 to Lawrence and Dorothy (Klemczak) Nurkiewicz. A lifelong member of St. Hedwig Catholic Church she loved to volunteer for the church booths during the annual Polish Festival. Dorothy attended Woodward High School and worked for the St. Regis Paper Company and later for Lottie Groch Catering, where she worked for many years.
Dorothy is survived by her loving sister Virginia Dragon and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents, her sister Helen Kowalski, brothers, Joseph Nurkiewicz and John Nurkiewicz; and sister, Mary VanKlingeren.
Visitation will begin Friday March 22, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo, Ohio (419)-475-5055 where the scripture service will begin at 7:00 p.m.. Funeral services will begin Saturday March 23, at 9:00 a.m. in St. Adalbert Catholic Church where the Funeral Mass will begin at 10:00 a.m., with Fr. Thomas Extejt presiding. Interment will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio. Contributions may be made to Saints Adalbert and Hedwig Parish.
Paul J. Nieft, Sr.
Paul J Nieft Sr, age 89, of the Polish Village in Toledo, passed away Friday March 22nd 2019, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Paul was born February 11, 1930, in Toledo, to parents Lester and Norma (Leon) Nieft. He attended Sherman School, and then went on to Woodward High School where he played Basketball. In 1949 he met Evelyn Lewandowski at the Trianon Ballroom and they married April 22, 1950, in St. Stanislaus Church. Paul worked at the Electric Autolite for 7 years after which he then went on to work at the Toledo Area Sanitary District for 33 years retiring as a division supervisor in 1987. He was an avid outdoorsman who believed “If you’ve never seen a sunrise or a sunset, you haven’t lived”. Paul was affiliated for many years with the VFW 5530, the American Legion 576, Eagles 2322, of Rossford, The Commodore Club, and the Clark Gable Foundation in Cadiz Ohio. His great uncle, Ollie Pecord (Brother of Mary Nieft) refereed the Jack Dempsey & Jeff Willard fight where Dempsey defeated Willard at Bay View Park. Paul was always proud of that! He enjoyed time with his family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He always left you with his favorite saying “I’ll see you at sundown…” Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn; parents, Norma & Lester; grandparents, Mary (Pecord) & August Nieft, Rose (Miller) & Bert Leon, and in-laws Sophia & John Lewandowski. Surviving family members are his son, Paul J. Nieft, Jr.; daughter, Roxanne (Frank) Lepkowski Jr. and sister and brother in law, Patricia (Lewandowski) and Richard Watson. Also mourning his death are his grandchildren: Paul (Kadi) Nieft III, Frank (Katie) Lepkowski III, John Nieft, Natalie Lepkowski and Michael (Tricia) Lepkowski, and his 5 great grandchildren. Special friends surviving are Shaun Szenderski, Bob Parker, Chuck Ignatowski and Deacon Gerald Ignatowski.
The visitation will be Thursday March 28, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. until noon at The Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, Ohio (419) 475-5055 . The Funeral service will begin Thursday, at noon, in the funeral home with Deacon Gerald Ingatowski officiating. Interment will follow in Roth Memorial Cemetery in Monclova, OH.
A special thanks to Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their tender loving care. Paul and family would also like to thank Dr. Phillip Lepkowski, Dr. Ghiath Yazji, Dr. Kesari Sarikonda, Drs. Nick and Kim Nadaud and their staff for years of compassionate care as well as Heather at St. Anne Coumadin Clinic.
Linda Bortel age 66 of North Toledo passed away March 21 at home surrounded by her family. Linda was born December 19, 1952 in Toledo to Ervin and Stella (Bird) Sharp. After attending Libbey High School, Linda became a State Certified Nursing Assistant. She worked at the Goerlich Center and Odyssey Hospice before working at Sacred Heart Home in Oregon where she continued working until 2012 when she had to take medical leave. Linda will be remembered as a sweet caring person who usually had a smile on her face.
Preceding her in death were her parents; sister, Dianna Lynch and brother, Ronnie Sharp. Surviving are her sons, Chris and Brett Bortel; brother, Jonnie Sharp; brother in law Joe Lynch; caregivers Denise Moore, Linda Robinson and Helpers Stella Sharp, Nina Lynch and Amanda Sattler.
Linda’s Life celebration will begin with visitation Friday March 29, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in The Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 2907 Lagrange St. Toledo, Ohio, (419)-244-4611. Funeral Services will begin Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Martin Billmeier from St. Lucas Lutheran Church officiating. The family thanks Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their care and compassion.
Norman J. Janowiecki
Norman J. Janowiecki, age 89 of Toledo, died Saturday, March 23, 2019 in Hospice of Northwest Ohio – Toledo. He was born September 6, 1929 to Frank and Helen (Kania) Janowiecki, Sr. in Toledo. An honorably discharged Korean War Army Veteran, Norm worked for Buckeye Brewery and then Textileleather until his retirement. He was married to Irene Long on October 9, 1965 until her death in 2009. Norm was a member of the Conn-Weisenberger American Legion Post 587 and a big fan of the Cleveland Indians, Toledo Walleye and Toledo Mud Hens.
Norman was preceded in death by his parents, wife Irene and brothers, Frank Jr., and David Janowiecki. He is survived by his niece, Denise Standley; nephews, Paul (Jackie) Janowiecki and Scott Janowiecki along with many great nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Norm will take place from 10:00 a.m. until10:30 a.m. on Thursday in St. Pius X Catholic Church with the Funeral Mass beginning at 10:30 a.m.. Interment will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, (419) 475-5055. Norman’s family prefers memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
Wanda Joan Kahler
Wanda Joan Kahler, 90, passed away on Monday, March 25th, at the Franciscan Care Center, with her loving family by her side. Joan was born on February 25th, 1929 in Robbinsville, North Carolina to Naomi (Mahaffey) and Robert Rogers.
Joan was a proud graduate of Western Carolina University, where she was awarded many honors, including Best College Citizen. She later received her Master’s Degree from the University of Toledo.
She taught at Navarre Elementary until her retirement in 1990.
Blessed with a beautiful voice, Joan loved music and sang in her church choirs. She was a past member of the Toledo Seaway Chapter of the Sweet Adelines, and the River Raisin Chorus. At the Franciscan Center, she could be heard singing hymns many mornings from her room, many times with her roommate, Eleanor.
Joan was also a member of the Yondota Chapter of the Eastern Star.
Surviving Joan are her daughters, Kathy (Jeff) Hamm, and Karen (Jeff) Bernard, grandchildren, Eric and Nick Hamm, Lyndsey Carlisle, and Zoe Bernard, great grandchildren, Natalee, Melodee, Brandon Jr, and Graicee Carlisle, 2 nephews, and 1 niece.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents, sister Jeri Bair, former husband Bill Kahler, and beloved cat, Syd.
Private services were held on Thursday at the Chapel of Chimes, Toledo Memorial Park, her final resting place.
Our family wishes to thank Sister Jordan and the caregivers at the Franciscan Care Center, and JoAnne and Josh from Great Lakes Caring Hospice for your loving and compassionate care of our dear mom. She loved you all, and so do we.
Memorial contributions in Joan’s name may be made to the Paws and whiskers Cat Shelter 32 Hillwyck Dr, Toledo. Arrangements by the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd Toledo, Ohio
Sophie (Zofia) Poskarbiewicz
Sophie (Zofia) Poskarbiewicz age 101 of Sylvania Twp, Ohio passed away April 2, 2019 at Lutheran Services Wolf Creek. She was born in Toledo, Ohio on October 30, 1917 to Antoni and Adele (Keilb) Rucki. Sophie attended Woodward High School and aspired to become a teacher, but had to quit at age 16 when her youngest brother was born to help care for him, she also rescued him from their home when it caught fire. She retired from Toledo Trust. Sophie enjoyed sewing, crocheting, playing Bingo, bowling and loved to bake and cook. She was a very independent woman and had stayed quite active until her late 90's. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Ted, grandchildren Christopher Hensley, Daniel and Jeffery Poskarbiewicz, brothers, Stanley and Bill Rucki and sisters Isabel Ortyl and Bertha Rucki. Sophie is survived and will be missed by her children, Danny (Debbie) Poskarbiewicz, Sandra Poskarbiewicz Hensley and Gary (Libby) Poskarbiewicz, brother Eugene Galus, 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home 5055 Secor Rd Toledo, Ohio on Friday April 5, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Friday. Interment services will be private. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Lymphoma/Leukemia Society, Mercy College of Toledo, Hospice of Northwest Ohio or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Ronald Edward Moore
Ronald Edward Moore, 67 years old, born 12-6-1951, passed away 4-5-2019 with his family by his side. He was the ultimate jokester and would do anything for his family. Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather. He loved to be in the wind on his motorcycle, loved to fish, play pool, and pull pranks on people. Most of all he loved his family. Preceded in death by parents Warren and June Moore, and by siblings Donald Moore, Kathi Miller, Sue Ealy, Warren Moore Jr., and Gary Moore. He is survived by Wife Mary Moore, together 41 wonderful years, and would have been married 40 years on September 6th, 2019. Also survived by children Casandra Vargas (Mario), Don Moore (Kristen), grandchildren Lorenzo Vargas, Andrea Vargas, Mario Vargas, Jr., and Donald Moore, Jr. (D.J.), seven great grandchildren and one on the way. You'll always be in our hearts forever.
Joel E. Clark
Joel E. Clark age 78 of Toledo passed away Saturday April 6, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio Toledo. Joel was born in Fayetteville, TN on March 27, 1941 to James and Ocee (Spurlock) Clark. Joel was a private contractor (concrete work) most of his life. He loved spending time outdoors, fishing and enjoyed his time with his family. Joel loved junking and scrapping. He never passed up a good deal. He collected knives and tools. Joel was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 37 years Doris (Blake), children Tammy Sue (Blake) Cluckey, Joel Clark Jr, Jason Clark and Mark (Kerry) Blake, 8 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and brother Danny Clark.
John Daniel Nowicki
John Daniel Nowicki, age 63, died unexpectedly from natural causes on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. John was born December 19, 1955, in Toledo, to parents Daniel and Raphael (Bandurski) Nowicki. He was a graduate of St. Anthony’s School, Central Catholic High School, and The Ohio State University, where he skied and played Lacrosse.
John grew up breeding German Shorthair Pointers, he was known as the dog whisperer. An avid alpine skier and fisherman, he loved getting his children on skis as soon as they were walking and enjoying many long days on the fishing boat with his brothers-in-law. John was an active member of the IBEW Local 8 Electricians for many years and truly loved working with his hands. John enjoyed a wide circle of friends who would all agree he was a friend you were always glad to see and glad to know. Embracing his heritage, he was an excellent bowler and danced a mean polka.
John was a loving husband and proud father of four children. He will be remembered by his wife, Paula (Lepkowski); children, Becky, Kevin, John Patrick, and Steven, and brothers, Dale (Beth), Dennis (Jan) along with in-laws, Frank (Roxanne), Dan (Beth), Phil (Sandy), Valerie, and numerous nieces and nephews. Also mourning his death are sister and brothers from another mother, Jackie, Rick (Mary Lynn), and Randy (Jane) Pozniak.
In the spirit of John Nowicki “Hello, hello, hello”.
Visitation will take place Friday, April 12, 2019 from 2:00 until 8:30 p.m. with a Scripture service at 7:30 p.m. in The Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, Ohio (419) 475-5055. Additional visitation will take place from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019 in St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Catholic Church, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd. Toledo, Ohio. The Funeral Mass will begin at 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation in John’s name to the American Cancer Society.
Lorraine Margaret Farrell Hansen
Lorraine Margaret Farrell Hansen passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on January 7, 2019. Lorraine was born in Chicago, IL, on May 27, 1926 and grew up in Ashland, WI. She was the daughter of Sidney Michael Farrell and Mary Madeline (Bonney). Lorraine married Robert H. Hansen in Grand Haven, MI on July 2nd 1949. The couple celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary with family members in July 1991 with a special trip to Mackinac Island.
Lorraine joined the Cadet Nurse Corp during World War II in May 1944. After a three-year training program, she graduated with a Registered Nurse degree from St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing, Fort Wayne, IN in May 1947. Had the War not ended she would have served in the military.
She practiced her profession for 47 years in the areas of Obstetrics, Surgery, Emergency Room, Medical nursing, Neonatal and Pediatrics at Grand Haven and Traverse City Munson hospitals. Lorraine also served as Director of Nurses for twenty years at Reed City Hospital. She retired from nursing in November 1995, and was an active volunteer at Munson Medical Center in the Hospital Gift Shop until 2013, and was a volunteer with the Grand Traverse Regional Health Care Coalition. She also volunteered in many activities at the First Congregational Church of Traverse City, where she was a member. Lorraine was an avid reader, loved knitting special items for others, and enjoyed a fair amount of traveling in the U.S. and abroad. She cherished any and all family gatherings and many special friendships. Lorraine was a true believer in taking care of one’s physical and mental health with appropriate exercise on a regular basis, along with a special emphasis on taking care of one’s spiritual life.
Lorraine is survived by four children, Lori Lynn Hansen (Don) Riegle of Glen Arbor, MI, John Farrell (Lanise) Hansen of Lexington, OH, Kurt Robert Hansen of Grandville, MI, and Jodi Ann Hansen (Karen) of Toledo, OH; four grandchildren, Ashley and Allison Riegle, and Tyler and Tiffany Hansen; two step grandchildren, Matt Rodriguez and Emily Love; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, her parents, a brother Donald Michael Farrell and sister Dorothy Ann Branzell.
A Memorial Service for Lorraine will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in First Congregational Church in Traverse City with interment to take place in the church’s Garden of Remembrance.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials go to the First Congregational Church, Munson Medical Services, the Traverse City Library or Traverse Health Clinic.
Mark D. Barnhill
Mark D. Barnhill, 86, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Pemberville, Ohio. Mark is survived by his loving wife Barbara, sister Carolyn Gorsuch, daughter Chandra (Ken) Fuss, daughter Andrea, son Bruce (Linda), daughter Belinda (Steve) Bengry, grandchildren Loren Vaughn, Hunter, Logan, and Madeline Barnhill, Rebecca Fuss, Parker and Tyler Bengry, and great grandchildren Nolan, Aiden, and Raeleigh.
Mark, born in Lakewood, Ohio on March 4, 1933, and a graduate of Bowling Green State University, made his home in Texas, Washington, Alaska, Utah, California, Thailand, Dayton, Ohio, Turkey, Missouri, New Concord, Ohio, and then lived his last 35 years at Put-in-Bay, Ohio, wintering in Wilmington, NC.
Mark was a devoted man of action and service. He voluntarily and eagerly served the country he loved for 20 years as an officer in the US Air Force, and another 9 years working for the FAA. He followed in the footsteps of his father, Clarence, and became an aviator at a very young age, beginning his Air Force career as a navigator on the C-124. He loved all things aviation and he was unable to keep from looking up at any plane flying overhead to determine what it was and where it was likely heading.
Mark retired from the USAF in November 1975 as a Lt. Col, and from the FAA in 1985, but rather than embracing traditional retirement, he continued working the rest of his life tirelessly and diligently on the family farm, Bed and Breakfast, and vineyard at Put-in-Bay. In 1976, knowing nothing about the fine art of growing grapes and vineyard operations, he decided to bring the 6 acre vineyard, left wild for the previous twenty plus years, back to producing a crop. With years of hard work, cheap labor from family and friends, and a great deal of guidance from other local growers and especially Louis Heinemann, the vineyard was restored to its former glory days as an E & K Winery vineyard, owned and operated by wife Barbi’s grandparents and parents. During this time Mark and Barbi also turned the family home into the first B&B on the island, pouring themselves into hosting guests for 35 years.
Mark loved barbershop music, singing in quartets all his life, and helped to promote, maintain, and participate in all the various barbershop events at Put-in-Bay. He took his singing talents on the road as well, travelling with quartets internationally and taking a quartet around Wilmington, NC, on Valentine’s Day to sing and lift the spirits of the ladies in area Nursing homes.
Mark was an athlete, finding great joy in playing, coaching, and watching sports. Unfortunately, as a lifelong Cleveland sports fan, he did not find quite as much joy as a spectator. He especially loved to play softball and volleyball. Mark competed in the Senior Games from the age of 50, winning dozens of medals at the local, state, and national level over the years, and taking great pride that his 80 year old volleyball team received the Gold medal at the 2013 National Senior Games as the only 80+ team entered, and then competed in those same games and won the Silver medal against all the youngsters in the 76+ division.
Mark will be greatly missed by his loving family, his BGSU Phi Tau friends, the Put-in-Bay American Legion and softball/volleyball teams, the Barbershop community, and so many others he befriended and served over the years. The raccoon population at East Point will not be missing him.
Douglas Scott Laumann
Douglas Laumann, age 77, of Maumee, Ohio, devoted husband, father and grandfather, died on Sunday, April 28, 2019, after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's Disease.
He was born on February 23, 1942 to Edward and Marjorie (Ostrander) Laumann in Toledo, Ohio. Doug attended Longfellow and McKinley Elementary schools and graduated from DeVilbiss High School in 1960. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the University of Toledo in 1967 where he was a member and officer of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. While at UT, Doug met his Alpha Chi Sweetheart, Carol Szychowski, whom he married in 1968. They recently celebrated their Golden Jubilee.
After graduation, Doug joined Ford Motor Company at the Rouge plant in Dearborn, Michigan as a Production Supervisor. He then transferred to the Ford plant in Monroe, Michigan where he became a Material Handling Supervisor and also scheduled metal stamping and coil spring manufacturing, as well as sub-assembly operations. In 1976, he began his 24 year career with Jeep Corporation where he continued as a Material Handling Supervisor, retiring in 2001. In retirement, Doug worked part time as a chauffeur for the former Toledo Livery Service. He loved telling the story of how he had the opportunity to transport Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North from the Stranahan Theater to Detroit Metro Airport. Colonel North said he didn't want to sit in the back seat; he wanted to sit up in front with Doug so they could talk to each other. Beside regular payment, Colonel North gave Doug one of his books, a tote bag, a few other patriotic items and a big tip!
Doug served as a volunteer on the Washington Township Fire Department for 13 years. During that time he became certified as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician-Ambulance and achieved the rank of Captain. He also completed courses in Arson Investigation and Fire Safety Inspection. Visitors to the Jasik Street home had to make sure their cars were not parked in the driveway in case he had a fire run.
Doug had an avid interest in politics and was a proud member of the Lucas County Republican Party and the Fallen Timbers Republican Club. He served as a poll worker for many years and then was duly elected as a member of the Republican County Central Committee for Monclova 8 Precinct, serving six consecutive terms. In 2012, he was elected as a Republican Presidential District Delegate representing the 5th Congressional District to the Republican National Convention held in Tampa, Florida. It was one of the highlights of his political life.
He attended Pilgrim Congregational Church as a youth, and eventually converted to Catholicism in later years. He was a former member of St. John the Baptist Parish in Point Place and currently a member of St. Joan of Arc Parish.
Surviving Doug are his wife of 50 years, Carol, daughter, Cheryl (Kevin) Koeniger of Whitehouse, OH, sons, Robert (Nathalie) Laumann of Charlotte, NC, Jeffrey (Nicole) Laumann of Perrysburg, OH; grandchildren, Brittany (Nicholas) Short, and Kaitlyn, Kayla, Julien, Kacey and Chloe Laumann; great grandchildren, Emersyn and Stella Short. Also surviving are his brother, Richard (Andrea) Laumann of Ottawa Hills, OH, sister, Laura Laumann, of North Fort Myers, FL as well as many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. His beloved cat, Ruby, also survives. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Michael Laumann and brother-in-law, Stephen Szychowski.
Doug's family would like to express their gratitude to all of the staff, caregivers and volunteers from Heartland Hospice who took care of Doug during the past year. Their love and support was invaluable.
Doug's Life Celebration will begin Thursday May 2, 2019 with a visitation from 2:00 p.m until 8:00 pm in Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd, Toledo, Ohio 419-475-5055. The Scripture Service will be Thursday at 7:00 p.m. There will be a one hour visitation on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 11a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Church 5856 Heatherdowns Blvd. Toledo, Ohio 43614. Funeral services will begin Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the church with Rev. Adam Hertzfeld officiating. A luncheon will follow in the church community room. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery in the Lumen Christi mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parkinson's Foundation of Northwest Ohio at pfnwo.org, the Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund at HeartlandHospiceFund.org or a charity of the donor's choice.
Audrey (Busdieker) Zielinski
Audrey Zielinski, age 90 of Lambertville, MI, passed away on April 23, 2019 at the Ebeid Hospice Residence in Sylvania with her children by her side. She was born on February 6, 1929 to Herman and Florence Busdieker in Toledo, Ohio. Audrey graduated from Webster Grade School and Woodward High School, class of 1947. After graduation, she held various jobs including a position at Rossford Ordinance.
Audrey married Frank Zielinski on October 14, 1950 at St. Hedwig, and celebrated 61 years of marriage before his passing in 2012. Audrey was involved with her children’s school activities and served as a Room Mother and PTA Member of St. Hedwig Grade School. She was an avid Bunco player and enjoyed gardening, especially planting her favorite red geraniums and cherry tomatoes. Audrey always looked forward to her yearly family vacation to Oscoda, Michigan when the children were young. In their golden years, Audrey and Frank traveled extensively with several good friends and truly enjoyed their family cottage at Lake Diane.
Audrey is survived by her caring children, Darlene and Scott and loving sister, Marilyn Jagodzinski. She was preceded in death by her dear parents, cherished husband and beloved brothers, Loren and Kenneth, along with many family pets. Those wishing to make contributions are asked to consider the Ebeid Hospice Residence or Paws & Whiskers Cat Shelter.
Jerome A. Bieniek
Jerome A. Bieniek age 84 of West Toledo passed away May 8, 2019 at home. Jerome was born February 11, 1935 in Toledo, Ohio to Theodore and Slaome (Kwiatkowski) Bieniek. He graduated from St. Hedwig School and Woodward High School in 1953 where he played basketball and was an all city linebacker. Jerome served his country in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Alaska. He attended the University of Toledo and began working at Jeep where he retired after 30 years. Jerome loved fishing, golfing, bowling and playing cards with his family. He enjoyed fishing at Brevort Lake in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where he also enjoyed spending time in the casino. An avid golfer who once scored a hole in one, he enjoyed golf trips to Myrtle Beach and played in the Buckskin Golf League for over 30 years. He was a member of PRCUA and St. Hedwig Catholic Church until it closed.
Surviving are his loving siblings, MaryJane Kubicki and James (Patricia) Bieniek and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents, his sisters Virginia Zientek, Louise Bieniek, Rose Kujda and Florence Krasniewski; brothers, Daniel and Richard Bieniek; special companion of many years Audrey Watkins.
Visitation will begin Wednesday May 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in St Adalbert Catholic Church where the Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m.. Interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. The Urbanski Funeral Home A Life Celebration Home, 2907 Lagrange St. Toledo, Ohio assisted the family with arrangements
Joyce A. Dale
Joyce A. Dale, age 69 of Toledo, passed away Monday, May 13, 2019 in Ebied Hospice Residence in Sylvania. She was born July 19, 1949 to John A and Jane P. (Seawater) Dale, Sr. in Toledo. Joyce worked for the Toledo Area Council and subsequently, the Erie Shores Council of the Boy Scouts of America, retiring as office manager, touching the lives of many over the course of her 47 year career. Away from work, she enjoyed reading, visiting Clark Lake and spending time with each of her five nephews during the “Spoil Me Weeks” that they will long remember.
Joyce will be greatly missed by her brothers, John (Linda) Dale, Jr., and Jim (Jill) Dale; and nephews, Andy, Jeff, Matt, Chad, and Kent. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will take place Friday, May 17, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until funeral services begin at 11:00 a.m. with Chaplain Chris Brundage officiating in Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo (419) 475-5055. Interment will follow in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be directed to ProMedica Ebeid Hospice Residence or to the Erie Shores Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Mary Lou Bevan
Mary Lou Bevan age 86, of Toledo, Ohio passed away peacefully May 18, 2019, surrounded by her family.
Mary Lou Bevan was born Marylyn Louise Wilson on June 21, 1932 in London, Ontario Canada. The youngest daughter of Selwyn & Irene (Kading) Wilson, she met the love of her life, Don Bevan, in 1946 at a Teen-Town dance, and the two were married in London in 1954.
Mary Lou & Don moved their young family to Toledo, Ohio in 1967, where they remained for the duration of their lives. She loved to travel, dance, golf, bake, sew, and spend time with friends at their summer home in Bayfield, Canada. She retired from Merchants Accounting in 1994 and enjoyed many outings with the Red Hats.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and siblings, and is survived by her children Brenda Balazs (Rick), Michelle Jacobsen (Bill), Michael (Toni Barbara-Davis), and Jennifer (Ron). Grandchildren, Rachel, Rick, Erica, Mike Jr., Stephanie, Paul, Curt, Shane, Marla, Frank, Tiffany, Grace & Sam, and 10 great grandchildren. The family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd Toledo, Ohio Friday, May 24, 2019 from 1-5pm. Memorial service's will begin at 5:00 p.m.
Daniel W Partin
Daniel W Partin, age 64 of Toledo, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019 in Hospice of Northwest Ohio - Toledo. He was born May 24, 1954 to William and Mary (Tucker) Partin in Toledo.
Dan is survived by his wife Kimberly; sons, Greg (Roxana) Partin and Shawn (Cassondra Monroe) Partin; and granddaughters, Sophia and Antoinette. Also surviving are his sisters, Deborah Keogh, Diana Bauer, Denice Wilhoyte, and Dorothy K. Ramsey. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Donald and David Partin.
Sister Mary Antoni Nadolny, S.N.D.
On May 20 Sister Mary Antoni Nadolny gave back to God her life of 83 years in her 62nd year of religious profession. Born Carol Lois, she was the older of two children born to Robert and Clara (Gozdowski) Nadolny. Born in Toledo, Carol was raised a block from St. Anthony Catholic Church in a highly Polish population, giving her limited use of the Polish language.
Carol attended Notre Dame Academy where she first met the Sisters of Notre Dame. Graduating in 1954, she entered the Sisters of Notre Dame that same year. In 1955 she was invested with the habit of the Sisters of Notre Dame and received the name Sister Mary Antoni.
Receiving a degree from Mary Manse College in Education and History, Sister spent 13 years teaching on the elementary level in Sandusky, Toledo, Maumee, Bellevue, and Fostoria, and 11 years teaching in Religion and Social Studies in high schools of St. Paul, Norwalk; St. Joseph, Fremont; and Notre Dame Academy, Toledo. Her greatest delight was to teach at her alma mater.
Having earned a Master in Educational Administration at Bowling Green State University in 1974, Sister ministered as a principal or assistant principal at St. Wendelin Elementary School, Fostoria and St. Mary High School, Sandusky. Sister was also a college instructor at Notre Dame College of Ohio Extension.
After 37 years in education, Sister became the Materials Management Coordinator at Aurora (House) Project in 1993, a position she cherished until 2007. Sister found great pleasure in working with the women, even fulfilling the role of “resident godmother.” Active ministry continued another seven years as a clerical aide in Toledo Hospital and St. Anne Hospital. Her final years were spent at the Sisters of Notre Dame Center in Whitehouse and the Ursuline Center in Toledo.
Preceding her in death were her parents and her sister Brenda Nadolny.
Any tributes may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame at 3912 Sunforest Court, Toledo, OH 43623
SISTER MARY ROBERT CLARE GROTH, S.N.D.
On May 23 Sister Mary Robert Clare gave back to God her life of 82 years in her 62nd year of religious profession. Born Roberta Jane, she was the youngest of five children born to Frederick Groth and Clara Rose (Osterrieder) Groth. Her childhood was spent in Toledo where she attended St. Ann School. Roberta attended Notre Dame Academy graduating in 1955, the same year that she was invested with the habit of the Sisters of Notre Dame and received the name Sister Mary Robert Clare.
Receiving an undergraduate degree in education at Mary Manse College and a Masters Degree in Education from St. Francis College, Fort Wayne, Sister began her 52 years of teaching in the elementary school. Sister taught the primary grades at St. John Elementary School, Delphos, OH 14 years, working an additional four years as an aide. Sister also taught second grade at St. Michael, Wheaton, Illinois 13 years and Holy Rosary, Jacksonville, Florida two years. In addition, Sister taught at Immaculate Conception, Marygrove; St. Wendelin, Fostoria; St. Augustine, Napoleon; St. Paul, Norwalk; St. Joseph, Fremont; St. Michael, Defiance; and St. James, Holy Rosary, St. Mary, and Gesu in Toledo. Wherever she ministered the students and parishioners loved her. Everyone became her friend, and no one could turn her down when she sold raffle tickets for good causes, especially the annual FamilyFest of the Sisters of Notre Dame, even after Sister had left that town years before. Sister involved herself in many aspects of the schools and parishes, even assisting with weekly bingo and cheering on former students throughout their high school athletic careers.
After leaving the schools, she was often visited by former co-teachers and parishioners wanting to express their gratitude and friendship. Sister could always be seen at the front door of the SND Center to welcome people for Mass. No matter where she lived, Sister generously and humbly put her whole self into ministry and community living visiting nursing homes, attending to the lonely, and helping colleagues.
Preceding her in death were her parents and her brothers Carl and Robert. Surviving are her sisters Sister Mary Rose Bernard, SND, and Mary Ann (Cletus) Ekert.
Any tributes may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame at 3912 Sunforest Court, Toledo, OH 43623.
Walter "Tim" Kline
Walter T Kline "Tim" age 57, was born in Toledo, OH, passed away May 14, 2019 in Tampa, FL.
Tim is survived by his wife, Colleen; sister, Mary Cole; Daughter, Mikki; sons, Bryan (Kaycee) and Derek; grandchildren, Nieces, nephews and a multitude of friends.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Tampa. Urbanski Life Celebration Home of Toledo is assisting the family
Barbara (Barbi) Yenney Barnhill
Barbara (Barbi) Yenney Barnhill, 82, passed away on 5/5/19 in Pemberville, Ohio. Preceded in death by her husband Mark, Barbi is survived by her sister Nancy Archer, daughters Chandra (Ken) Fuss, Andrea, Belinda (Steve) Bengry, son Bruce (Linda), grandchildren Loren (Chris) Vaughn, Hunter (Crystal), Logan (Athena), Maddie, Rebecca Fuss, Parker and Tyler Bengry, and 3 great grandchildren.
Barbi was born in Sandusky, Ohio on September 28, 1936, graduated from Sandusky High School, and attended college at Michigan State, BGSU, and received an Associate’s Degree in Restaurant Management from a Community College in Kansas City, MO in 1975.
Although born and raised in Sandusky, Barbi spent the summers of her youth at Put-inBay, Ohio at the home owned by the family business, The E & K Wine Company. During one such summer she met her future husband, Mark, who was working as a cab driver at the resort island. They were married on December 27, 1955, and with Mark being a newly commissioned officer in the US Air Force, they moved to Texas, the first of many moves at the direction of
the USAF. From there they moved to Washington, Alaska, Utah, California, Ohio, Turkey, Missouri, and then back to Ohio in 1976. Barbi and Mark made their final move in 1986 to permanently reside at the family farm at Put-in-Bay, Ohio, converting the family home into the first B&B on the island.
Barbi, a devoted wife for 64 years and loving mother to her 4 children, was the quintessential military wife, or as she referred to herself, a “camp follower”. With every move she looked forward with excitement to making a new home for her family and meeting new friends. This was never more evident than the two years spent in Izmir, Turkey. There, Barbi wholeheartedly embraced the Turkish people and their culture, dispelling myths of the “ugly American” with her respectful enthusiasm and kindness. She was often invited into their Turkish homes for hot tea and warm conversations, overcoming the cultural and
Despite her zeal for adventure Barbi always seemed to be home to provide her loving care and comfort to her family. She was a cheerleader, teacher, chef, chauffer, B&B hostess, seamstress, vineyard worker, sailor, “momma-razzi” photographer, and the friendliest front porch conversationalist you could ever meet. Her warm, infectious smile and cheerful, kind heart made everyone feel welcomed, and her culinary talents, served up with love at her home and B&B, enticed everyone to keep coming back to visit with her.
Barbi cared deeply for her family, her Put-in-Bay home and community, and the 100’s of friends she made as she lived and travelled around the world. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and all those she loved, including the ladies of the Put-in-Bay chapter of OWLS (Old Women’s Literary Society), St. Paul Episcopal Church members, the BGSU Phi Tau wives, and the countless friends and B&B guests that were touched by her kindness and delighted in her famous Buttermilk Coffee Cake and Corn Pancakes.
Carol J. Uhlman
Carol J. Uhlman, age 81 passed from us on June 28, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. Born May 18, 1938 in Toledo to Arthur and Caroline (Broom) Gatter, Carol graduated from DeVilbiss High School in 1956. After working her first job as a waitress at her mother’s restaurant, Gatters Restaurant, she subsequently worked as a secretary at Champion Spark Plug and finally at The New England Insurance Company. Carol married Norbert Uhlman on July 7, 1990 and together, they resided in Monclova, Ohio. Carol was a member of Glenwood Lutheran Church.
Carol is survived by her children, Randy (Paula) Lane, Rusty Lane, Melissa (Peter) Tolson, Norman (Leslie) Uhlman and Charles (Jan) Uhlman; sisters, Doreen Lutz and Nancy (John) Hilkens. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Norbert; both parents; and siblings Leroy Gatter, Arthur Gatter, Charles Gatter, Gordon Gatter , and Evelyn Sutton.
Carol’s Life Celebration will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor, (419) 475-5055. Funeral Services will begin in the funeral home on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with interment following in Toledo Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
Sister Marcia Marie Destatte, SND
After a long illness Sister Marcia Marie Destatte (78) entered into eternal life on the afternoon of June 27 in the 58th year of her religious profession, having spent the last months of her life at the Ursuline Center on Indian Road. Born on July 29, 1940, Marcia Ann was the second child and oldest girl of sixteen children born to John Robert Destatte and Gladys Mary (Eckel) Destatte. She attended St. Joseph School, Maumee and became an Aspirant attending Notre Dame Academy.
Sister Marcia Marie began religious life in August 1959, receiving the name Sister Mary Thadius. She received her undergraduate degree at Mary Manse College in Education and History, a Master of Arts in English from Bowling Green State University, a Master of Arts in Religious Studies from St. Charles Borromeo Major Seminary, and a Licentiate in Canon Law at St. Paul University in Ontario Canada.
Sister spent six years teaching elementary school in Toledo, Fremont, Sandusky, and Delphos before teaching secondary students at St. John, Delphos; St. Mary, Sandusky; St. Joseph, Fremont; and Notre Dame Academy, Toledo. Sister was passionate about sharing her knowledge of theology and became the Director of Religious Education for 14 years at St Joseph, Fremont; St. Joseph, Maumee; St. John, Delphos; and St. Wendelin, Fostoria. After studying Canon Law, Sister worked 14 years for the Diocese of Toledo as the Director of the Marriage Tribunal Office. Since 2007 Sister has used her pastoral skills with many sisters at Rosary Care Center, Ursuline Center, and the Provincial Center of the Sisters of Notre Dame.
Sister was preceded in death by her parents and five siblings: Mary Destatte, Richard, Thomas, Joseph, and Timothy. She is survived by her brothers Robert, Eugene, David, Theodore, Romain, and John and her sisters Terry Gfell, Linda Andrews, Judy Coulianos, and Sandra Hanna, along with many nieces and nephews.
Visitation is on Tuesday, July 2 from 2:00-5:00 followed by the Sharing of Memories at 5:00 and the funeral liturgy at 7:00 p.m. at the Sisters of Notre Dame Center, 5900 Davis Road, Whitehouse, OH. The burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo, OH. Any tributes may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame at 3912 Sunforest Court, Toledo, OH 43623.
Nancy Lee Harbaugh
Nancy Lee Harbaugh age 87 of Posey Lake in Hudson, MI passed away June 29, 2019 in Waterville Rehabilitation Center. Nancy was born in Tiffin, Ohio on March 20, 1932 to Robert and Hilda (Walk) Barnes. After the death of her father, she moved to Toledo with her mother and grandparents, Victor and Clara Walk. She attended Stickney Elementary School and graduated from Woodward High School in 1950. She was very active at Woodward and served as editor of the school newspaper, the Tattler. Nancy attended Davis Business College and married Robert Kowalski in 1951. She was a homemaker and raised 6 children. After the death of Robert in 1975, Nancy was employed at First National Bank. After leaving the bank she volunteered at Riverside Hospital and became the Gift Shop Manager until 1988.
In 1979 she married Bernard “Jack” Harbaugh and together they traveled extensively to Europe, Nova Scotia and many of the states including Alaska and Hawaii. Nothing could compare with their love of their home at Posey Lake. The peace and beauty of this small lake was home.
A devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she loved her flower garden, enjoyed knitting and stenciling items for gifts for family and friends. The love of her husband, children and grandchildren were her greatest joys.
Nancy was a member of Hudson First United Methodist Church in Hudson for many years where she was a member of the Memorial Committee.
Surviving are her loving husband Jack; children, Robert (Jane Greenwald) Kowalski, Karen (John) Riester, Mark (Karen Rowe) Kowalski and Rick (Rachel) Kowalski; step children, Karen (Dale) Knepper, Janice Harbaugh, Roger Harbaugh and Julia (Randy) Rhoades; daughters-in-law, Connie and Laurie Kowalski. Also surviving are 19 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were sons Donald and David
Nancy’s visitation will be Monday July 1, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, OH 419-475-5055 and continue Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until Funeral Services begin at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Mark Johnston officiating. Interment will be held privately at a later date in Toledo Memorial Park.
Thomas R. Baranoski
Thomas R. Baranoski, age 87 of Toledo, passed away July 7, 2019 at home, after a lengthy illness. Tom was born October 4, 1931 in Toledo, Ohio to Stanley and Mary Florence (Downing) Baranoski. He married Margaret Wenzel January 12, 1952 in St. Adalbert Catholic Church.
Tom grew up on the “East Side” of Toledo where he graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas School. After graduating from Macomber High School in 1949 he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he spent 12 months in South Korea at Kimpo Air Base, K-14, assigned to the 4th Fighter Wing. After his service Tom became a member of the Korean War Veteran’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter 131, where he volunteered his time speaking to middle school students about his experiences in the Korean War, decorated graves of veterans at local cemeteries, and served as honor guard for special occasions.
Tom worked as a glass polisher and packer at Libbey-Owens-Ford until he retired. He then worked as a courier for Shumaker Loop and Kendrick where he had a second career.
A soft spoken, hardworking man with a wry sense of humor, Tom enjoyed family dinners where the conversation was often lively. He was skilled at home repairs, enjoyed working in his vegetable garden, was an avid fisherman, and dabbled in photography. He was a Boy Scout leader at St. Adalbert School and later a longtime volunteer at Gesu Church. Tom and Marge traveled extensively around the country primarily by car and train, and participated in numerous Elder Hostel programs.
His training in auto mechanics in high school sparked his real passion: restoring antique and vintage Jaguar and Mercedes automobiles. For many years Tom was a member and officer of the Black Swamp Car Club.
Surviving are his loving wife of 67 years, Margaret; children, Mark (Emily Eby) Baranoski, Mary Ellen (Calvin) Babich and Susan (James) Phillips; brothers, Raymond and John Baranoski; grandchildren Jennifer Phillips, Anthony (Melinda) Phillips and Mia (Timothy) Knicely. Also surviving are 8 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Tom’s parents and his sister Judith Zehr preceded him in death.
Visitation will be held Monday July 22, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, Ohio. Visitation will continue Tuesday July 23 at 10:00 a.m. in Gesu Catholic Church where the Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
Tom’s family would like to thank the many caregivers who helped make his final days more comfortable. Please consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Alzheimer’s Association, or Gesu Catholic Church for memorial tributes.
James J. Johansen
James J. Johansen age 80 of Toledo passed away July 11, 2019 at the Toledo Hospital. James was born August 21, 1938 in Benton Harbor, Michigan to Nels and Bobie (Nusbaum) Johansen. He married Margaret Dziewiatka October 24, 1969 in St. Clement Catholic Church.
James graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Western Michigan University and with a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Michigan. He worked as an Industrial Engineer for Champion Spark Plug for over 30 years until he retired.
Surviving are his loving wife Margaret; sisters in law, Barbara Duricek, Therese Kaufman, Alice Walasinski and JoAnn Dziewiatka. Special thanks to Nieces Gina (Jay) Veres and Elaine (Peter) Simon for their help through James’s illness. Also surviving are nieces and nephews, Beth (Mark) Harden, Kevin (Mandy) Walasinski, Andrew Kaufman, Michael (Julie) Walasinski and Mary (Marty) Donbrosky along with many great nieces and nephews. Preceding Jim in death were his parents and his sister Judith Johansen.
Visitation will be held Monday July 15, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until the Funeral Service starts at 1:00 p.m. in Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, Ohio with Fr. Patrick Rohen, Captain, U.S. Army (Retired). Interment will follow in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.
Beverly Jean Gosbeth
Beverly Jean Gosbeth age 78 passed away July 11, 2019 in Genesis of Perrysburg. Beverly was born February 5, 1941 in Toledo, to George and Carol (McCarthy) Miller. She graduated from Libbey High School in 1959 and married Edward Gosbeth in 1966. She was a secretary for many years and worked for Textile Leather, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Medical College of Ohio, and Proudfoot Associates. She also worked for Maumee City Schools as a custodian.
Surviving are her loving sons, Richard (Audrah) Gosbeth and Daniel (Jacinta) Gosbeth; sisters, Nancy Englehardt, Judy Pitchford and Georgia “Sue” (Rollie) Stevens; brother George “Tom” Miller and grandchildren, Mitchell, Anna, Adelaide and Henry Gosbeth.
Visitation for Beverly will be held Thursday July 18, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, Ohio. Visitation will continue on Friday at 9:00 a.m. in The Historic Church of St. Patrick 130 Avondale Ave, Toledo, Ohio where the Funeral Mass will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the Church with Msgr. Chris Vasko officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff at Genesis of Perrysburg and Hospice of Northwest Ohio. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
Betty Jane Smith
Betty Jane Smith, age 86, of Toledo, passed away Saturday July 13, 2019 in Mercy Health - St. Anne Hospital in Toledo. She was born on January 14, 1933 in Stonega, VA to Milton and Mable (Napier) Branson. Betty graduated from Appalachia High School. She married Martin D. Smith on February 15, 1952, they were married 60 years. Betty was an Avon representative for 32 years, leaving the business in December 2017. She enjoyed bowling, attending church, meeting new people, sharing her love for the Lord, helping those in need, thinking of others before herself, and spending quality time with family and friends. Betty was greatly loved and will be dearly missed by all of those who were touched by her life.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Verdis; sister, Mae; and husband, Martin D. Smith. She is survived by her son, Martin David (Valerie Sue) Smith; grandchildren, Jessica and David Smith; brother, Joe (Jean) Branson, sister-in-law, Betty Moore, brother-in-law, John Durham, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation for Betty will take place from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Sunday July 21, 2019 in the Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, Ohio. Funeral services will take place in the funeral home on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jeff Monhollen officiating. Interment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park.
Walter Garrett Hall
Walter Garrett Hall age 34 passed away suddenly July 14, 2019 in Toledo. Garrett was born January 16, 1985 in Carrollton, GA to Walter and Vicky (Cooper) Hall. He worked at Envirocare Lawn and Landscape and will be remembered as a Loving family man. An avid Georgia Bulldog fan he was Bulldog born and Bulldog bred, who always bleeds Red and Black.
Surviving are his beloved daughter Kyleigh Hall; his parents Walter and Vicky Hall; siblings, Crystal (Jason) Brooks, Tiffany (Joe) Reed and Wesley (Kaley) Hall. Also surviving are his girlfriend and companion Barb Hatfield and many nieces and nephews.
His visitation will be held Friday July 19, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral starts at 3:30 p.m. in the Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, Ohio with Pastor Chris Boggs officiating.
John K. Helminski
John K. Helminski age 59 of North Toledo passed away suddenly in his home John was born in Toledo on March 26, 1960 to Ronald and Marilyn (Washburn) Helminski. He was a plumber by trade. He always had the ability to make you laugh with his odd sense of humor. He loved spending time with family especially his nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Sandra Phillips; and nephews, Patrick Critch and Thomas Przybysz.
He is survived by his brother Lynn (Betty) Helminski, and sisters Pam (Lenny Szychowski) Critch, Marcia (Dale) Przybysz, Sharon (Rick) Goetz and Karen (Alan) Aldrich and his beloved Shih Tzu, Lacey. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
The family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 2907 Lagrange St Toledo, Ohio on Saturday July 27 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Sandra Lee (Oberle) Case
Sandra Lee (Oberle) Case, age 69, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 in St. Anne's Mercy Hospital. Sandra was born in Toledo, Ohio on November 16, 1949, to Jacob and Ruth (Wolfe) Oberle. She graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor's Degree in Education. Sandra was an amazing and wonderful woman, whose giving and generous spirit touched everyone around her. She worked at Jacobson's for 15 years, and was the epitome of the customer service that always set Jacobson's apart. After Jacobson’s closing in 2002, Sandy started working at Dillard's, where she has been ever since, working in the men's Polo department. Sandy loved her family more than anything. She was devoted to supporting all of her children in Westwood football and cheerleading, coaching the Rams cheerleaders for several years. She supported her children in the Whitmer sports programs also, clapping so hard her hands would be red for hours after each game. As her children grew older, Sandra's passion became her grandchildren; they were the love of her life and she was at her happiest when she spent time with them. Sandra loved playing Scrabble, and was competitive in everything she did. She loved to take pictures, preserving the memories she created and shared with her family. Sandra was an avid Cleveland Indians fan and also cheered on Ohio State. She became a bit of a world traveler, visiting Italy, Spain, and Turkey, where she recently walked her youngest daughter down the wedding aisle. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Jim Oberle. Sandra is survived and will be missed by her children, Colleen (Jason) Perry, Richard Case, Maureen (Russell) Hemmelgarn and Kendra (Bora) Yazicioglu. She is also survived by her grandchildren Chloe, Zach, Grant, Caroline, Rosalie, James and Mia. The family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd Toledo, Ohio (419-475-5055) on Thursday August 15, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Friday August 16, 2019 in the funeral home beginning at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Toledo Memorial Park
Kert P Rattamasribounreuang
Kert P Rattamasribounreuang, age 31 of Toledo, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at his home. He was born December 30, 1987 to Kert and Carol (Engler) Rattamasribounreuang in Toledo. Kert was a 2006 Waite High School graduate and furthered his education at Ross College studying to be a Pharmacy Technician. Kert was a loving son, brother, uncle, friend and most importantly, a father. He enjoyed his family, traveling, the outdoors, new adventures, watching movies and was a “gaming nerd” according to those who knew him best. Kert’s love of technology led him to a career with Buckeye Cable Systems as an IT Technician.
According to his family, Kert was a person who would always bring a smile to your face and always light up a room with his presence. His charm and charismatic attitude would always bring a laugh to those around him. His talent for listening and his insight were often helpful to those he encountered.
Kert is survived by his parents; son, Asher Maverick Black; siblings, Rebecca, Judy, Helen, Nam, and Aaron Rattamasribounreuang, Thitho, Thitha and Johnny Douanglee; nieces, Maylynn, Brooke, Aya, and Laia; and best friends Trae Markley, Ray Markley, Michael Tober, Joe Elchert, and Samuel Cromer. He was preceded in death by his grandparents James and Mary Engler.
Visitation for Kert will take place on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo (419) 475-5055. Funeral services will take place at Noon on Saturday, August 17, 2019 in the funeral home followed by interment at Toledo Memorial Park.
BERNHARDT A. “BERNIE” ZEIHER
Bernie Zeiher, age 89, passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 at Ohio Living Swan Creek, Toledo, Ohio. Bernie had many redeeming qualities including his strong Catholic faith, love of Family, work, community service, and golf. He was a longtime parishioner of Christ the King Catholic Church. He joined the Knights of Columbus during college and remained a third-degree member until his death.
Bernie was born in Sandusky, Ohio on Sept 27, 1929, to Bernhardt G. and Mary (Wagner) Zeiher. He graduated from Sandusky St. Mary’s HS in 1947. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Social Science from Georgetown University in 1951 and then a Master in Hospital Administration from Northwestern University in 1954. After serving as an Assistant Administrator at Riverside Hospital in Toledo and St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, WV, he became the President and CEO of the area’s only Osteopathic hospital, Parkview, in Toledo, Ohio. From 1964 until his retirement in 1991, Bernie guided Parkview to a high level of care to residents in Northwest Ohio and SE Michigan. He would oversee two expansion programs in 1969 and 1981. After his retirement, he remained active in community healthcare including serving as Chair of the Swan Creek Board, and member of the OPRC (Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Community – now Ohio Living) Board from 1992 to 2002, and an at large member of the Operations Committee from 2003-2006.
Bernie’s major accomplishments include his service as President of the Hospital Council of NW Ohio in 1972 and Chairman of the American Osteopathic Hospital Association in 1976. He became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the College of Osteopathic Healthcare Executives in 1978. Bernie also served as the Chairman of the Board of the American College of Osteopathic Hospital Administrators in 1978, which he described as the epitome of his career. He was a representative to the Council on Federal Health Program and the Committee on Postdoctoral Training of the American Osteopathic Association and served as an Accreditation Inspector. He became a Life Member of the American Hospital Association in 1983 and received the Award of Merit from the American Osteopathic Hospital Association (their highest honor) in recognition of his leadership in 1983. He received the College of Osteopathic Healthcare Executives Distinguished Service Award in 1989. Locally, he served as President of the Hospital Council of NW Ohio, had two terms as President of the Ohio Osteopathic Hospital Association, and NW District chairman and member of the Board of the Ohio Hospital Association.
Despite his many accomplishments Bernie held Family most dear and he was always there to give his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren his love and support. From baptisms to weddings to graduations, to ball games, Bernie was there. He had a passion for golf. He was a longtime member of Sylvania Country Club from 1964 to 2008 where he also served as a Vice President and Board member. His two Holes-In-One in 1981 and 1997 were highlights of his golfing legacy. He traveled to Scotland with his Dad to play the famous course at St. Andrews in 1985. He continued to play golf into his 80’s and was an avid bridge player. After retirement he became a “snowbird” wintering in Gulf Shores, AL.
He met his first wife, Nancy Farrell, working at Cedar Point during college. They married in 1951 and had 4 children. Nancy passed away in 1987. Bernie remarried in 1989 to Joan Thorpe, a high school classmate. She preceded him in death in 2012. He was also preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Mary Martha in 1931, and Eleanore Palmison in 2007, and brothers-in-law William Farrell in 1998 and Charles Palmison in 1977.
Surviving are his 4 children: Mary (Paul) Nungester, Ann (Byron) Appling, Bernice (Daniel) Gust, and Bernie (Paula) Zeiher. Also, surviving are his 11 grandchildren: Paul (Nicole) Nungester, Sandy (Paul) Adam, Katie (Jay) Zawisza, Julie (Mike) Ritter, Karen (Brian) French, Bruce (Gloria) Appling, Kelly (Ed) Deisher, Tracy Gust, Danny Gust, Alex (Megan) Zeiher, and Jacob Zeiher. Surviving are 15 great-grandchildren: Travis, Ashley, Bella, Ainsley, Anna, Alex, Karis, Brynn, Devri, Faith, Grace, John, Eric, Abby, and Keira.
The family wishes to express its extreme gratitude to Ohio Living Swan Creek for the kind care and compassionate support they gave Bernie over these past several years. A thanks also to Hospice for their devotion during Bernie’s final trying days. In lieu of flowers, tributes may be directed to Ohio Living Swan Creek or Christ the King Catholic Church.
Anita "Anne" D. Johnston
Our Yellow Rose of Texas, Anita "Anne" Dorothy Atkins-Johnston, was born August 4, 1922 in San Benito, Texas, to Arthur Atkins and Emelia Rodriguez. Our bright Yellow Rose faded into sleep on September 1, 2019. Anne was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Shirl F. Johnston; father, Arthur Atkins; mother, Emelia Rodriguez Atkins; sister, Kay Powell. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Moores; son, William Johnston; sister, Ada Davis; grandchildren, Jade Moores and Summer Moores-Foti; several great-grandchildren; and numerous treasured family and friends, many of whom were raised as Anne's own.
Anne was a dedicated witness of Jehovah, serving many years teaching others about Bible truths. She worked as a waitress, was a foster parent, was a talented seamstress; enjoyed painting ceramics, gardening, and working in her yard. Anne met the love of her life, Shirl, and the two were married on September 25, 1946. So the story goes, this Michigan farm boy that came to Texas captured the heart of his Yellow Rose with his handsome good looks, charming smile, and the twinkle in his eyes, but not on a horse, but rather a taxi cab. Anne and her son were customers in his cab for months. One evening, Anne and Shirl talked all night on a park bench, and by morning, they knew they would marry; and after 67 years of a delightful marriage, these two best friends, still had long talks!
A memorial gathering will take place Saturday, September 21, 2019 in Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo, Ohio 43623, 419-475-5055, from 10:00 a.m. until the service begins at noon.
Special thanks go to the staff Katie, Jeanine, Japhia (a.k.a. Adele), and Patti at Hospice of Northwest Ohio and all for their help and support. Donations may be made in Anne's name to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
Holly Marie Beins
Holly Marie Beins, 36, passed away peacefully on September 11th 2019 with family at her side. She is preceded in death by her son Wyatt Thomas Hetherington, her father Robert Clegg, and grandfathers Richard Metroff and William Beins. Left to cherish her memory are her children Johnny and Kevin Hetherington.
Holly was born November 10th 1982 in Toledo, OH. She was raised in Lambertville, MI where she attended and graduated from Bedford High School in 2001.
Holly loved spending time with her boys being goofy and playing. They meant the world to her and she loved them fiercely.
Holly was known best for her big heart, her knack for being crafty, and love for being outside gardening. She never met a DIY (do it yourself) project she didn’t want to tackle and especially loved working with pallet wood.
She will always be remembered as a loving mother, for her infectious laugh and outstanding organization and cleaning skills. She found comfort in music, giving and helping others. Her quick wit and quiet strength will be missed by all that knew and loved her.
Barbara (Zak) Madrzykowski
Barbara (Zak) Madrzykowski
On September 13, 2019, Barbara passed away peacefully at Hospice and was reunited with Jerry, her loving husband of 43 years. Barb was a 1957 graduate of Central Catholic High School where she made unforgettable friendships that lasted a lifetime. Barbara retired in 2008 after 19 years at Macy’s. Barb was a devoted parishioner of St. Hedwig’s Church until its closing. She volunteered for many years at the St. Hedwig Festival alongside a dedicated group of Polish women making pierogis. Barb was also a parishioner of Regina Coeli Catholic Church for the past 20 years and served her parish through the funeral luncheon program.
The happiest times of Barb’s life were spent with her husband, children and grandchildren. These included family trips to Cedar Point, Niagra Falls, Virginia Beach, Smokey Mountains and Florida. Barbara is survived by her children Jeffrey (Tina) Madrzykowski, Jodi (Joe) Gajdostik, and Jay (Lesley) Madrzykowski, her grandchildren Kelsey (Matt), Adam, Karli, Alexa, Rowan, Gabby and great granddaughter Jenna. She was blessed to still share her life with her twin brother Ron (Roni), and sisters Christine and Terry. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents John and Laura Zak, her sisters Ursula, Florence, Delphine and brothers Edward and Richard Zak. Family and friends will be gathering, Saturday, September 21, from 9-11am at Regina Coeli Catholic Church followed by a Memorial Mass at 11am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or The Ronald McDonald House of NWO. Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, OH assisted the family with arrangements.
Dale Harrison Cherko Jr
Dale Harrison Cherko Jr. age 46 of Holland, Ohio passed away Friday September 13, 2019. Dale was born on November 15, 1972 in Toledo, Ohio to Dale Cherko Sr. and Catherine (Arellano) Medellin. Dale enjoyed playing the guitar. He had been involved with Kung Fu early in his life. He was a huge fan of The Ohio State University. Dale loved spending time with his children and throwing the football to anybody. He loved his Mom's enchiladas. Dale also had a great bond with his stepson Gavin.
Dale was preceded in death by his father Dale Sr. and stepchild Gavin Taylor. He is survived by his mother and step-father Catherine (David) Medellin, children Angelo and Sebastian Cherko, wife Sheena Cherko, step-children Gabraielle and Gaje Taylor, brothers, Brian Robert (Diana) Cherko, David (Peggy) Medellin, and sister's Alexandria Medellin and Ashley (Ben Pierce) Jones. Many nieces and nephews also survive him.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday September 19, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Urbanski Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd Toledo, Ohio (419-475-5055) where funeral services will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Valerie Nieszala, formerly of Toledo’s Polish Village, passed away at the age of 98 on September 14, 2019 at Rosary Care Center, Sylvania, Ohio. Valerie was born November 5, 1920 in Toledo to Joseph and Mary (Jurska) Durka. She graduated from Woodward High School in 1939 and married Edward Nieszala in St. Adalbert Catholic Church on November 27, 1958. In addition to being a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, she worked for many years as a secretary with Family Services of Toledo until her retirement in the 1990s.
She was proceeded in death by her husband, Edward, parents, and brothers, Joseph Durka, Edmund Durka, and John Durka. Surviving are her loving children, Betty (Matt Zaleski) Osenbaugh, Greg (Juli) Nieszala, Maureen (Phil) Ciesinski and Kevin Nieszala. Also surviving are five grandchildren: Cassie Mulligan, Megan, Grant, Max and Jack Nieszala; three step-grandchildren: Jennifer Drotar, Lenny Zaleski, Kayla Ansted. Two Step-great grandchildren: Lia and Toby Drotar.
Friends may visit Monday, September 23, from 10 a.m. in St. Adalbert Catholic Church 3233 Lagrange St. Toledo, Ohio where the Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery. The family requests donations to the Polish Cultural Center, P.O. Box 291, Waterville, OH 43566 or on-line at polishculturalcenter.org/donate --- Please reference Valerie Nieszala on your donation. The family also suggests donations to Rosary Care Center.
Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, OH (419) 475-5055 assisted the family with arrangements. The family would like to give special thanks to the entire staff of Rosary Care Center for their wonderful loving care.
William A. Crapsey Sr.
William a Crapsey Sr. 75 of Toledo passed away Friday September 20, 2019 in Wauseon, Ohio. William was born in Toledo on April 27, 1944 to Joseph and Mildred (Kelly) Crapsey. He was a retired truck driver that enjoyed his days camping, fishing, watching his Steelers play, but most of all enjoyed time spent with family and close friends. Billy was a proud Marine, the baby of 13 children and spoiled rotten. He was preceded in death by his wife, Christina (Wagner) Crapsey; parents; daughter, Lisa Crapsey; grandsons, William the III and Christopher Childress; granddaughter, Brandi Herbert and 11 siblings. He is survived by his children, William Jr, Christopher and James (Andrea Slaten) Crapsey; last surviving sibling, sister, Eleanor (Alton Jones) Frey; special brother-in-law, Mike Wagner, special sister-in-law, Peggy Fry; 16 grandkids and 15 great grandchildren. The family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd Toledo, Ohio (419-475-5055) on Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by burial in Historic Woodlawn Cemetery.
Mark J. Knorr
Mark J. Knorr, age 56, of Toledo, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at Josina Lott Residential and Community Services. He was born March 11, 1963, to Dale H. and Lillian E. (Rinkowski) Knorr in Toledo. Mark attended Lark Lane School and worked as a line worker for Lott Industries for many years. He was a member of Regina Coeli Catholic Church. Mark enjoyed bowling, participated in the Special Olympics, and loved to travel with his family.
Surviving are his siblings, Judy Wolfgang, Dale Knorr, Nancy Vargas, Dave (Patricia) Knorr, Larry Knorr, Linda Knorr, Anne (Rob) Bytnar, and Michael (Janet) Knorr and many nieces and nephews. Mark was preceded in death by both parents, brother-in-law Jim Wolfgang, sister-in-law Ruth Knorr and many aunts and uncles.
Donations are preferred to the Josina Lott Residential Fund or to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
Beth Essex, 72, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, September 29, at Ebeid Hospice. She was born September 2, 1947 to Thomas and Marion (Neff) Essex. She is survived by children, Jesse Levi Rowe of Sidney, Australia, and Christine Rakay of Lindsey, Ohio; siblings, Linda (Jim) Thibert, Cheryl (Tom) Ward, and Michelle (John) Newton; and two grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings Patrick Essex, Thomas Essex, and Jane Womack.
Beth was known throughout the community and befriended many with whom she came in contact. She paved her own ecumenical trail building friendships with staff and members of churches of many faiths in the Toledo area. She was known for getting around town most recently in her white van serving as her home, and previously on her bicycle.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame, St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral, or the Toledo Area Humane Society. Arrangements by the Urbanski Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo, Ohio 419-475-5055.
Michealine Sherwood age 92, of Toledo, died Monday September 30, 2019 at the Gardens of St. Francis (formerly Little Sisters of the Poor). Michealine was born in Toledo on October 15, 1926 to Alexander and Apolonia (Rojek) Grzecki. She was a graduate of St. Hedwig Elementary and Woodward High Schools. On November 4, 1950 she married Stanley Sherwood. Michealine was employed at Kaiser Jeep as an executive secretary for 32 years until she retired in 1977.
Surviving are her husband of 68 years, Stanley, nieces and nephews: Susan Grzecki, Ronald (Cheryl) Grzecki, Theresa Grzecki, Thomas (Shirley) Grzecki, Mary Ann (Jack) Kaiser, Kathryn (Mark) Rennels, John (Lisa)Grzecki, Christine (Michael Pacholski and Patricia (William) Rupert. Michealine also had many great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Edwin Grzecki, sister Wanda Galuzny, brother Filon Grzecki, infant sister Rita Grzecki, nephew Michael Grzecki and niece Rita Sharp.
Private services for the family were held at Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 2907 Lagrange St. Toledo, Oh. Interment followed in Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio.
Roman Bialecki Jr
Roman Bialecki Jr age 61 of Ottawa Lake, MI passed away Sunday September 29, 2019 in the Cleveland Clinic. Roman was born on November 26, 1957 to Roman and Thelma (Barnhart) Bialecki. Roman was in the automotive glass industry for 30 years. He was a car enthusiast, enjoyed bowling, cruises to the Caribbean, and riding his Harley. He also loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Roman is survived by his wife Pamela, daughter, Amber (Corey) Corder, two grandchildren, siblings Rosanne Bialecki, Laurie (Scott) Sulewski and Michael Bialecki, and half siblings Cathy (Chris) Robinson, Fred (Joyce) Woodward and Mary (Bill) Gorshoff. The family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd Toledo, Ohio on Friday October 11, 2019 from 5:00p.m. until 8:00p.m. The family will also be receiving guests on Saturday October 12, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00a.m. at the Whiteford Wesleyan Church 10285 Sylvania-Petersburg Rd Ottawa Lake, MI where his life celebration will begin at 11:00 a.m.
Dorothy Szczepaniak age 88 of Point Place passed away peacefully October 5, 2019 at home. Dorothy was born September 3, 1931 in Toledo to Walter and Eva (Zglinski) Tucholski. The oldest of 3 children Dorothy graduated from Woodward High School and married Steve Szczepaniak on April 16, 1955 in St. Hedwig Catholic Church. She worked at St. Vincent Hospital as a nurse’s assistant for over 10 years and then at Purex Soap as a packager until the plant was sold. An outgoing person, Dorothy continued working as a demo lady for Pace Club, Sam’s Club and finally Meijer where she worked for over 20 years until retiring in 2014 at age 83. She made friends with every customer she met. In her younger years she enjoyed bingo, bowling and playing cards. Dorothy was very proud of her Polish heritage and every Sunday back in the 60’s & 70’s Helen & Chet Polka Party could be heard all over the house. She danced like a rock star at her grandson’s wedding! Dorothy loved dogsitting for Gidget, Tiki and Heidi. What she most enjoyed was spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren! Her neighbors will remember the pride she took keeping her lawn very meticulous!!
Surviving are her loving children Susan (Larry) Matuszak and Stephen (Lori) Szczepaniak. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Jonathan (Nicci) Matuszak and Brian Matuszak along with her two great grandchildren Dominic and Carmela Matuszak. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Steve, her sister Marcie Wisniewski and her brother Walter Tucholski.
Dorothy’s Life Celebration will be Thursday October 17 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. when the Memorial Service begins at 7:00 p.m. in Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, Ohio 419-475-5055, with Deacon Brendan Gillen presiding. Interment will be private in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio. We would like to express our appreciation and thank the Washington Township Police for watching over her and keeping her company when she was out working on her lawn.
Dolores "Lola" D. Garay Rodriguez
Dolores “Lola” D. Garay Rodriguez, local Hispanic and civil rights activist, passed away peacefully in her beloved North End home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 22, 1940 in San Antonio, Texas to Ramona and Cirilio Garay. At 18, she married Santos Rodriguez, Jr. and they moved to Lima, Ohio. They later settled in Toledo where they raised their family.
During her 50+ years of civil and political activism, she impacted thousands of lives in the community. Her passion was to empower her Latino community. She was a recipient of one of the first Caesar Chavez awards, as well as many other community awards. She was a lifelong member of Latins United and sat on numerous Democratic boards and committees. She was the loudest cheerleader for many local politicians.
She had an incredible relationship with God. She was a devout Catholic, whose faith lives on through her family.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Santos Jr., sister Rita, brothers Oscar, Tiodolo, Gustavo and Cirilio, sons Richie and Robert, granddaughters Marissa and Jayme, sisters-in-law Paula and Donna, and brothers-in-law Jared and Rojo.
Surviving is her adoring family. Brothers Francisco (Josie), Martin (Virginia), Richard (Mary), Lupe (Maryann), sister Charlotte, brother-in-law Pete and sister-in-law Lori (Vincent). Her children RoseMary (Jack), Santos (Beth), Ramona (Kyle), Rebecca (Marcus), Little Ricky (Heather), Paulie (Melody), daughters-in-law Catherine and Annie. Grandchildren Cecelia (Vincent), Jessica, Ricardo (Jennifer), Kyle (Crystal), Erika (Chris), Ruben, Jimmy, Santos, Ramon (Nicole), Brock, Pierce (Mary), Austin, Bria, Geena (Giovanni), Mariah, Sena, Saul, Joey, Reyna, Donna, Patrick, Chenzo and Marcus. As well as 21 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews in Ohio and Texas and countless “acquired” children. The family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 2907 Lagrange St. Toledo, Ohio 419 244-4611 on Thursday October 10, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Additional visitation will be held at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church 729 S. St. Clair St Toledo, Ohio 43609 on Friday October 11, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. where the funeral mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery Toledo, Ohio.
Frances Rosalie Nowak
Frances Rosalie Nowak, age 75 of Toledo, died Thursday, October 10, 2019 at the Franciscan Care Center. She was born February 24, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Frank Anthony and Florence Lillian (Czubachowski) Nowak. When she was five years old, her parents, along with her siblings returned to Toledo where Frances became a third-generation member of St. Hedwig parish and a 1962 Central Catholic High School graduate. Aside from working part-time at Tiedkie’s and four years at Jeep, Frances worked for 47 years for the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library in various positions from page to supervisor of circulation services. She worked at all library branches, with the majority of her career spent at the Main or the Reynolds Corner Library. Her fresh eye, dedication, and strong work ethic led her to write letters to politicians regarding budget matters for the library. While in the Humanities Department Frances wrote articles for the library newspaper, Between Lines. She was presented with a Resolution of Appreciation from the Toledo Lucas County Public Library for her dedicated service.
Frances was a member of the St. Stanislaus LCBA where she was secretary and president. She was a member of PACT, the Polish American Community of Toledo, a member of St. Hyacinth Seniors and she sang in the Church Choir.
Frances will be remembered as a happy, positive, and accomplished person. Her pastimes included reading, BINGO, playing cards, listening (and dancing) to polka and rock music, gardening, collecting teddy bears, fishing, and watching James and Will play T-Ball. Frances enjoyed watching TV westerns especially Hopalong Cassidy. She loved music especially the Beatles and Elvis Presley who she saw perform in concert. She was an avid traveler, no matter if with friends on cruises or taking the back roads by car. Many detailed picture albums attest to her love of travel.
Frances enjoyed life and believed in helping others, whether by donating goodies, food, helping a neighbor shovel a driveway, or driving errands for friends.
Frances was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Loretta (John) Brandeberry. She is survived by her sister, Florence Catherine Nowak, and brother, Thomas James Nowak; nieces and nephew, Lisa Marie and Matthew Mawhorter and Bridgette Annie Brandeberry, along with many generous and wonderful relatives and friends.
Visitation for Frances will take place from 10:00 a.m. until noon on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 in St. Hyacinth Catholic Church with the Funeral Mass beginning at noon. Burial in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park will take place privately at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 419 475-5055.
Memorial donations in Frances’ name are directed to St. Hyacinth Catholic Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Irving H. “Bud” Fellman
Irving H. “Bud” Fellman, born January 21, 1927 to Irving H. and Mary Anne (Kober) Fellman, went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 18, 2019, with family at his side. He loved his family. He was an army surgical tech during WWII. He was a chemist 38 years at Gen Corp. He enjoyed golfing, reading, gardening, traveling and creating scaled replicas of historic ships. He studied his Bible and knew Jesus Christ died for his sins so he could spend eternity with Him in heaven. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Eph. 2:8-9. Surviving are his children Jeanne (Jerry) Murawski, Diane (Rick) Gerken, Jeff (Sharon), Brian, Paula, Claudia, Rebecca, Peter (Martha), and Rachael; 19 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren, and brothers Roger and Richard. Preceding him in death were his wife of 64 years, Marcella; and siblings Eileen Reddington and Mary Anne Tillman.
Memorial donations may be given to: The Pregnancy Center, Heartbeat.
Larry Eugene Stevens
Larry Eugene Stevens, age 85, of Holland, Ohio, died Friday, October 18, 2019, peacefully in his home with his loving daughter and nurse by his side. Larry was born July 7, 1934, to Steve and Edith Stevens in Ashland, Ohio. On May 16, 1952, he married Donna (Yaske) Stevens and began a marriage spanning over 62 years until her death in 2014. Together they raised three children and lived in Ashland, Ohio, Anaheim, California, and Toledo, Ohio.
The ultimate Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians fan, he was a very loving and kind soul willing to help anyone in need. A fantastic crane operator, bowler, skeet shooter, fisherman, and golfer, Larry also loved to metal detect, tend to his vegetable garden, play the lottery and scratch-off tickets, play poker, drink beer and smoke cigars. Larry relished being around all types of kids. He never let a small child escape sight without waving, grinning, and ensuring their smile matched his. It wasn't uncommon for him to reach into his pockets to find an extra dollar bill or piece of rogue candy.
He was the last surviving sibling of 12 brothers and sisters. Left behind to mourn Larry's passing is his devoted Son, Michael (Joy) Stevens, Daughters, Diana (David) Hurley, and Sheri (Kevin) Warner. Also mourning his passing are his six grandchildren, Rhonda, Jenni, Nick, Justin, Neil, and Tyler. Four great-grandchildren, Isabelle, Elisabeth, Eli, and Nora. Brother in law Renny Crenshaw and several nieces and nephews.
An exceptional thanks to Heartland Hospice Care of Perrysburg for their outstanding care for the last five months of his life. We can't thank enough Angie Pauken, his nurse, and Angie Davis, his aid for the kind, loving, and excellent care they gave him. Instead of flowers, please consider a donation to Heartland Hospice Care of Perrysburg on his behalf.
Vera Flick age 94 of Temperance, MI passed away at her home Wednesday October 23, 2019. She was born in Ypsilanti, MI on February 9, 1925 to Percy and Grace (Huston) Randall. Vera loved traveling and Fl in the winter. But her favorite destination was always “Home”.
In 1953 Vera and husband Robert established Flick’s Package Liquor on Summerfield Rd (many remembered as little red store).
In 1979 they built the existing location on Sterns Rd, which is still family owned. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Robert; brother, Richard Randall and sister’s, Ruth Kesterson and Shirley Bennett.
She is survived by her daughter's, Linda Fitzgibbon and Diane Flick; granddaughter, Melissa; great granddaughter, Christina and great great grandson, Bryce.
Burial will follow at Bedford Memorial Cemetery. The family has requested any donations to Promedica Hospice or the donor’s choice.
Dorothy Liwo age 74 of Toledo passed away Saturday October 26, 2019 in Kingston of Sylvania. Dorothy was born in Toledo, Ohio on August 17, 1945 to Casimer and Alice (Toczynski) Maroszek. Dorothy was a retired human resource agent. Dorothy had a motto of "everybody else first",which made her an amazing Caregiver. She loved her family and spending time with them. She was a excellent cook of Polish food. She enjoyed the Michigan Wolverines and watching UFC. Dorothy was also an adopted grandma for the Johnson Children. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband James, brother ,Robert Maroszek and sister Shirley Fortuna. She is survived by her children Donald Zdybek (Laura), Jamie (Michelle) Liwo and Cheryl (Dennis) Felix, and grandchildren Brittany Felix US Navy, Morgan Felix and Michael Liwo, and her loving dog Ben. The family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd Toledo, Ohio on Thursday October 31, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. where funeral services will begin at 7:00 p.m. Interment will be private.
Francis "Frank" Czekaj
Francis “Frank" A. Czekaj age 67 of Toledo Passed away Thursday October 31, 2019 in his residence. Frank was born in Krakow Poland. He was a city of Toledo retiree. Frank enjoyed fishing, bowling, working on computers and doing his yard work. He liked to watch the Green Bay Packers, and spend time with his in-laws at their place on Lake Erie. Most of all Frank enjoyed the time he spent with his family. Frank was preceded in death by his mother Helen. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years Dorothy, children Michael (Rebecca) Czekaj, Timothy ( Heidi) Czekaj and Julieanne Dilorenzo, and grandchildren Jade Czekaj, Sierra Czekaj, Madison Pakulski, Dylan Czekaj, Chase Czekaj, Timothy Czekaj, Jordan Dilorenzo, Kolbe Roesner, Braydin Roesner, Troy Ulis and Jazmin Ulis. The family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd Toledo, Ohio on Sunday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The funeral mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday November 5, 2019 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Interment will be private.
Catherine "Kitty" Barnett
Catherine “Kitty” Barnett, age 68 passed away on October 28th at Lakes of Sylvania.
The daughter of Harold and Mary Ann [Shea] Arquette, Kitty was born in Toledo, Ohio on April 6, 1951.
She grew up in the Old West End, graduated from Rosary Cathedral Grade School, Central Catholic High School and the University of Toledo. She was employed in the medical field for 27 years, 15 years with orthopedic surgeon, Gerald Sutherland, as office manager and assistant, followed by 12 years working as a medical transcriptionist for West Toledo Therapy, Drs. Sood and Vyas, Dr. T.H. Brown, Jr., and physicians at Independent Medical Evaluators in Perrysburg.
She enjoyed playing golf, tennis, softball and met her husband in a bowling league. She and Kenny Barnett were married in 1982. They took many trips to northern Michigan and south to Ft. Myers Beach Florida.
Kitty cared for Kenny for many years after he had a debilitating stroke in 1998, until she was diagnosed with cancer in 2011.
She was a past member of Bavarian Sports Club and the GAF Society, working many years at the annual German-American Festival.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Mary Ann Arquette, her husband of 30 years, Kenny Barnett, and brother Jim Arquette.
She is survived by brothers, Bob [Mary] Arquette, John [Debbie] Arquette, sisters-in-law, Midge Arquette and Eveline Adams, and many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and uncle, Denny [Joan] Shea.
Family and friends may gather to celebrate Kitty’s life at Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5505 Secor Road Toledo, Ohio on Saturday, November 16th from 1:00 – 5:00, with a prayer service and eulogy beginning 4:00. Burial services will be private at Toledo Memorial Park.
If you would like to make a contribution in memory of Kitty, please consider Rosary Cathedral School, 2535 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, Ohio 43510.
John T. Rinkowski
John T. Rinkowski, age 69, of Lambertville, MI passed away November 12, 2019 at Flower Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Toledo, November 5, 1950 to Henry and Lucille (Kramer) Rinkowski. A 1968 graduate of Central Catholic High School, John married Elaine Ambroziewicz October 20, 1973 in St. Hedwig Catholic Church.
John worked over 30 years for Toledo Mirror and Glass until retiring in 2007. An avid Notre Dame Football fan, he loved vacationing with his family. He enjoyed bowling, and watching NASCAR racing but he especially loved the time the family spent at Jellystone Campground in Fremont, IN.
Surviving are his loving wife of 46 years, Elaine; children, Rachel (Troy) Bernhard and Matthew (Jean) Rinkowski; sister, Janice Johnson and five grandchildren, Samantha and Joseph Bernhard and Jacob, Jackson and Sophia Rinkowski. Also surviving are his beloved nieces and nephews.
John’s Life Celebration will be Friday November 15, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. in Urbanski Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, Ohio 419-475-5055. Family and friends may gather Saturday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 8330 Lewis Ave. Temperance MI, where the Funeral Mass will begin at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio.
Karen Sue Franklin
Karen Sue Franklin, age 56, of Swanton, passed away November 9, 2019 at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 9, 1963 in Toledo, Ohio to George and Anna Lee (Doughtery) Spolarich. Karen graduated from Forest High School in Ocala, FL. She married Paul Franklin August 16, 1985 and together they raised their four children. Karen was known for her cheesecake recipe, baking Hungarian cookies and had a green thumb that was unrivaled. She was a doting “Maw Maw” who loved organizing craft projects with her grandchildren and she worked as a STNA at Arbors at Sylvania until her illness.
Surviving are her husband, Paul; daughters, Courtney (Warren) Langford, Shannon (Matt) Boggs, Frances (Nate) Johnson; son, Brandon (Jaimee) Franklin; siblings, Frances Byrnes, Marty Spolarich, Dennis (Julie) Spolarich, James (April) Spolarich and Patricia (David) Richmond. Also surviving are her beloved eleven grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents and her siblings, Michael and Peggy.
Karen Sue Franklin, age 56, of Swanton, passed away November 9, 2019 at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 9, 1963 in Toledo, Ohio to George and Anna Lee (Doughtery) Spolarich. Karen graduated from Forest High School in Ocala, FL. She married Paul Franklin August 16, 1985 and together they raised their four children. Karen was known for her cheesecake recipe, baking Hungarian cookies and had a green thumb that was unrivaled. She was a doting “Maw Maw” who loved organizing craft projects with her grandchildren and she worked as a STNA at Arbors at Sylvania until her illness.
Surviving are her husband, Paul; daughters, Courtney (Warren) Langford, Shannon (Matt) Boggs, Frances (Nate) Johnson; son, Brandon (Jaimee) Franklin; siblings, Frances Byrnes, Marty Spolarich, Dennis (Julie) Spolarich, James (April) Spolarich and Patricia (David) Richmond. Also surviving are her beloved eleven grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents and her siblings, Michael and Peggy.
Karen’s Life Celebration will be held Friday November 15, 2019 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. in the Lewis Avenue Baptist Church 6320 Lewis Avenue, Temperance, MI, where the funeral service will begin at 4 p.m., with Pastor Steve Hobbins officiating. Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd. assisted the family.
Chester T. Przybysz
Chester T. Przybysz, age 81, of the Polish Village, passed away November 18, 2019 surrounded by his loving family at The Waterford at Levis Commons Perrysburg, OH. Chet was born August 31, 1938 in Toledo, to Chester M. and Irene (Benach) Przybysz. A 1956 graduate of Woodward High School, he worked over 41 years as a service man for Columbia Gas of Ohio, until retiring in 1998. He was a member of the Catholic War Veteran’s Post 1675, The Polish Falcons Post 92, the Polish National Alliance Lodge 520, The Knights of Columbus St. Lawrence Council, The Commodore Club and the Ohio Theatre. Chet was a great father and grandfather and loved his family. He was very committed to his neighborhood and every organization he belonged to. Chet was one of those people who left a lasting impression with those who met him.
Surviving are his children, Stephen (Dawn) Przybysz, Corinne (Mark) Albright and Cheryl Horn; 4 grandchildren, Stephen Jr., Marcus, Nicole and Aaron; 7 great grandchildren, Savannah, Isabella, Leeah, Nadine, Matthew Camila and Ian; and nephew, Martin (Connie) Przybysz. Preceding him in death were his parents; son, Chester T. Przybysz Jr.; daughter Catherine Przybysz Young; brothers, George, and James.
Visitation will begin Thursday November 21, 2019 from 2 until 8 p.m. at the Urbanski Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, OH 419-475-5055. The Visitation will continue Friday November 22, 2019 from 10 a.m. until 11a.m. in St Adalbert Catholic Church where the Funeral Mass will begin at 11 a.m. with Fr. Thomas Extejt presiding. The interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery.
Elizabeth Rae "Bella" Good
Elizabeth "Bella" Rae Good
Elizabeth was born on October 28, 2019 at St Vincent's Hospital. She was born premature at 24 1/2 weeks. Bella was since than kept in the NICU at the hospital until the day she left this earth. Each day our sweet Bella encouraged, inspired, and stole the hearts of EVERYONE who saw and met her. Bella made herself known and loved not only to her family but throughout the country as well. Bella was only able to be with us for 23 very short days. However the imprint and impact she left on people here will last a lifetime.
Bella is survived by her loving parents Richard & Sarah Good. Sisters: Beth (Jason) Danko and Kari (Cole) Sabo. Nephew: Jaxon Danko. Grandparents: Anita Leach, Michael Good and Kim Albright-Good. Great Grandparents: Dawn Leach & Linda Albright. Aunts and Uncles: Lindsey (Gary) Simpkins, Corey Hutchinson, Scott (Leslie) Good, Jose Hernandez, and Alex (Olivia) Hernandez. As well as NUMEROUS cousins, great aunts,great uncles and extended family.
Bella is preceded in death by her grandparents: Donald " Donn" Ray Leach Jr, and Elizabeth Alvarado-Good. Great Grandparents: Doris Moore, Joseph Moore, Edgar Jarrin, Donald Leach Sr., Agapito Alvarado, Juanita Alvarado, Norman Good and Alice Good.
Bella's parents and family would also like to extend a huge THANK YOU to the dr's, and nursing staff at the NICU at St. Vincent's Hospital. Without their help, daily care and devotion our sweet Bella would not have come as far or made it as long as she did. We wish we could mention you all by name however there are far too many of you,
*Any donations wished to be made can be made using http://www.paypal.com . Account is under Lindsey Simpkins. Please make sure to mention that this is a donation for Elizabeth "Bella" Good.
Stella A. Ciesla
An end to an era, Stella A. Ciesla passed away on November 27, 2019 at the age of 96. She was born in Toledo, Ohio on August 5, 1923. She was a strong, loving, hard-working, and independent woman who lived life to the fullest! Stella was the youngest surviving daughter of Veronica (Lupka) and Frank Wyskiel. She was preceded in death by her husband Jerome “Jerry” “Birdie” Ciesla; and her sisters and their husbands, Mary and Chester Glonek, Sally and Jack Lucas, Genevieve Nowicki, and Bernadine and Ted Krempa. They are all together now dancing a polka!
Stella was a faithful member of St. Adalbert parish and the Holy Rosary Society. She worked at Willy’s Overland and then at Lucas County Jobs and Family Services for 17 years.
Stella and Birdie built their home in 1953 and raised their family in a close knit neighborhood. She was known for her baked goods: polish coffee cake, chocolate chip cookies, apple pies, pineapple cuts, and homemade pierogis. Stella has passed on many of these traditions to her daughters and granddaughters. After 65 years, Stella moved from her family home last summer to the Woodlands Sunset Community where she enjoyed making new friends, doing puzzles, playing bingo, socializing and also modeling in a fashion show! We’d like to thank all of the staff for looking after their “sweet lady”.
Stella loved to spend time at the beach. One of her favorite travel memories was when she traveled to Rome with her friend Father Marek Ciesla to attend mass and to meet Pope John Paul II.
She leaves a legacy of four daughters, Roseann Ciesla, Margee (Jeff) Poole, Gloria (Mark) Buganski, and Kim Ciesla; four grandchildren, Elizabeth (Scott) Johnson, Tracy (Craig) Costello, Kevin (Meagan) Poole, and Ryan Buganski. At latest count, she has nine great grandchildren: Grayson, Flynn, Sloane, Aubrey, Olivia, Noah, Nolan, Easton, and Xander.
Visitation will be Sunday, December 1st from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Urbanski Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo Ohio (419) 475-5055. On Monday December 2nd, visitation will continue in St. Adalbert Catholic Church, 3233 Lagrange St, Toledo, Ohio from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral mass begins at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making contributions to Saints Adalbert Parish or SewHope, Inc. ( www.sewhope.org) in Stella’s honor.
Nancy Ann Moore
Nancy Ann Moore age 86, formerly of Toledo, passed away November 28, 2019 at Vibrant Life Senior Living Temperance, Michigan. Nancy was born November 9, 1933 in Toledo, Ohio to George and Katherine (Beaufait) Curson. She married Clarence Moore in 1955 and worked at the Law Firm of Furman, Gertner, Britz and Barkin, Tameron Country Club and Tameron Apartments as an office manager, until retiring in 2012. Nancy raised her children to think about others, treat people with compassion and always give if you can.
Surviving are her husband of 64 years, Clarence; children, Bradley (Jackie) Moore and Patrick (Renee) Moore; siblings, Alice (Dennis) Schorling, Mary Beck, David (Sharon) Curson and Frank (Beverly) Curson. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Nancy’s Life celebration will be Tuesday December 3, from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, 419-475-5055. Funeral services will begin Wednesday, with closing prayers at 9:15 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. in St. Clement Catholic Church. Interment will be in Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, Ohio.
Ronald P. Grzecki
Ronald P. Grzecki, age 69, of Toledo, passed away Friday, November 29, 2019 in Hospice of Northwest Ohio’s Toledo campus. He was born January 13, 1950 to Edwin and Alice (Nowinski) Grzecki in Toledo. A 1968 graduate of Macomber High School, Ron subsequently honorably served his country in the Navy.
As an employee of Hamilton Manufacturing, his vocation was repairing coin operated equipment but away from work, he enjoyed art, woodcarving, motorcycles, classic cars and camping. Ron’s hand-carved sculptures will continue to be treasured keepsakes for those fortunate enough to have received them. His loved ones describe him as funny, kind and compassionate and will truly miss his powerful grin.
Ron’s passing will be mourned by his loving wife, Sheryl; stepsons, John (Jauiece) Stahl, and Michael (Wendi) Stahl; grandchildren, Jake, Bridget, Noah, Madisyn, Alex and Nick; and great grandchildren, Jack and Violet. Also mourning his passing are his sisters, Sue and Theresa Grzecki; niece, Crystal (Andy) Heft; great niece, Winnie Rae Stanley, and great nephew Linden Heft. Ron was preceded in death by both parents, brother, Michael Grzecki and sister, Rita Sharp.
Ron’s Life Celebration will take place on Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until his memorial service begins at 11:00 a.m. in Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo, Ohio (419) 475-5055. Burial of his cremated remains will take place in the summer in Fort Custer National Cemetery.
Marilyn T. Miller
Marilyn T. Miller age 75, of west Toledo, passed away December 4, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, in Toledo. Marilyn was born in Toledo, June 5, 1944, to Joseph and Irene (Kliszewska) Michalak. A 1962 graduate of Central Catholic High School, she attended Davis Business Collage. Marilyn married Robert Miller October 23, 1965, in St. Hedwig Church and worked for Schill Corporation many years, until 2001. Marilyn had a friendly outgoing nature and would often turn strangers into friends. A devout Catholic who loved her family and her church, she will be remembered for her steadfastness and inner strength.
Surviving are her loving husband of 54 years, Robert; children, Christopher Miller, Kevin (Denise) Miller and Amy Jo Miller; grandchildren, Kimberly (Mohamed) Abdo, Kregg Miller and Katelyn Miller.
Marilyn’s Life Celebration will begin Sunday December 8, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in Urbanski Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, Ohio 419-475-5055. The family will also receive friends Monday December 9th, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. in St. Clement Catholic Church, where the Memorial Mass will begin at 10:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. The family would like to thank the care givers and staff of Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their wonderful care and compassion
Norman S. Wiczynski
Norman S. Wiczynski, age 80, of Toledo, passed away December 6, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family. Norman was born December 31, 1938 in Toledo, Ohio to Wallace and Virginia (Lipper) Wiczynski. Norman played football, basketball and baseball for Woodward High School and was even scouted by the Detroit Tigers as early as 8th grade. Unfortunately an injury ended his chance to continue on with baseball after high school. Norman married Rosalie Urbanski October 17, 1959 in St. Hedwig Church. They were members of St. Hyacinth Church where he was an usher and a member of the Holy Name Society. When his children began grade school they became members of Gesu Catholic Church where they have attended the past 38 years. Norman worked for Ace Hardware in their warehouse until retiring in 2003 and happily becoming a babysitting grandpa.
Surviving are his loving wife of 60 years, Rosalie; children, Denise (Chris) Wiczynski-Huddleston, Michelle Wiczynski and Randy (Nicole) Wiczynski; sister, Barbara Gawrych; brothers, Jerry (Joyce) Wiczynski, Don (Carol) Wiczynski, Teddy “Ralph” (Debbie) Wiczynski and Raymond Wiczynski. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Amber (Alex) Pauken, Dustin, Samantha and Carlee Wiczynski, one great grandchild; Zoey Pauken and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents and his brother Edward.
Norman’s Life Celebration will begin Wednesday December 11, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in Urbanski Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, Ohio 419-475-5055. The family will also receive friends Thursday December 12th, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in Gesu Catholic Church, where the Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Norman’s family would like to thank the great people of ProMedica Hospice especially Wanda, Kayla and Jo for their loving care.
Sue Ann Scheib
Sue Ann Scheib, the woman who welcomed everyone into her heart was called home on Thanksgiving Day surrounded by her family during the Scheib annual gathering in St. Augustine, Florida. The oldest daughter of Dwight and Helen Shields, she was born Dec. 1, 1934 Indianapolis, Indiana and was known for her infectious laugh, quick wit and perpetual smile. After attending numerous schools due to her father’s frequent moves as a pharmaceutical sales rep with Eli Lilly, the family came to settle in Toledo where Sue received her elementary through high school education. She graduated from DeVilbiss High School in 1953 where she was involved in many activities, including being chosen as queen for DeVilbiss Relays. Sue then attended the University of Toledo, College of Education, and pledged with Pi Beta Phi Fraternity. She left UT after two years to become a Michigan State Spartan. She graduated in June of 1957 and married Jim Scheib, son of Dr. and Mrs. B.V. Scheib on June 7, 1958. Sue helped support her husband as a first grade teacher at the Custer Consolidated School System in Monroe, MI while he finished his senior year at the University of Toledo.
In May of 1959, she became an Army officer’s wife with her husband at Fort Benning, GA. When Jim left active duty, the couple moved to Wooster then to Columbus, OH before settling in Toledo. They have shared their love of giving, supporting numerous organizations leaving a legacy of love since their move here in 1964.
Sue was involved in many activities, especially those that involved children and young adults. She touched countless lives as a tutor, Girl Scout leader, elementary school mobile art history program provider and most enthusiastically served as a compassionate pseudo grandmother for anyone needing a compassionate maternal figure.
Sue enjoyed being part of a book club, singing with the Toledo Choral Society, and serving Epworth United Methodist Church for over fifty years, where she taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, and was a member of the Board of Trustees. She continued to enjoy her Pi Beta Phi sorority sisters and especially looked forward to their annual Angel Luncheon. She was an excellent bridge player who also loved game nights with friends and family in town and with life-long friends at her homes in Canada and St. Augustine Florida. She also enjoyed traveling with her husband and seeing the world. Sue was known for her sense of humor and her incredible ability to make everyone she came in contact with feel welcomed and cherished. She will be fondly remembered for her love of the family’s Canadian retreat on Maple Lake, appreciation of nature, laughing out loud, rock-solid faith, commitment to honoring, respecting and loving her spouse of 61 years, kindness to animals and all living things, margarita happy hours and leaving those she met better off then how she found them. Above all, Sue’s missions in life were to give, spread and be filled with joy, and to leave a perpetual legacy of love.
Sue is survived by her loving husband Jim Scheib, son, Jim Schieb Jr. (Rheta) and their five children Austin Scheib (Tiffany), Colby Scheib, Kevin McFee, Katherine Bowers (Patrick) and Corbin Scheib, her daughter Mary Helen Darah and her three children Lauren, Helena and Maria Darah, brother-in-law Tom Scheib of Covington LA, sister Mary Gay Shields, two great-grandchildren, and family, friends she considered family and countless young people who she nurtured and loved as her own.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to consider honoring her legacy of love and kindness with a gift to the Metroparks of Greater Toledo, the University of Toledo Foundation or Epworth United Methodist Church.
A visitation will be held on December 28, at Epworth United Methodist Church from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. followed by a Life Celebration service beginning at 11 a.m. in Epworth United Methodist Church 4855 Central Ave. Toledo, Ohio. Urbanski Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, OH is assisting the family.
Patricia Ann Michalak-Muszynski
Patricia Ann Michalak-Muszynski, 83, of Toledo, after a brief illness was welcomed to Heaven by parents Clement and Rose ( Klos ) Michalak and brother George Michalak, on Friday Dec. 20, 2019. She attended St. Hedwig grade school and Central Catholic HS. Patti was a loving and caring daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt and grandmother. She loved being a homemaker and a caregiver to anyone who was in need. Patti enjoyed bowling, aerobics, swimming and festivals, especially the Polish and German fests. Dancing was Patti’s main passion, especially polka dancing. She was a member of St. Agnes parish where she was a Den mother and volunteered for various events. Patti was past president of International Music Association (IMA) and a lifetime member of Toledo Area Polka Society (TAPS). She did childcare in her home for over 35 yrs. as well as being an Avon Lady. She enjoyed spending as much time as she could with family, especially around the Holidays. Christmas was her favorite, as a family tradition we shared the Oplatek, the Christmas wafer. Music could always be heard in the house early on from a transistor radio in the mornings when she was getting her sons ready for school. Patti was a good cook and her best all time favorite with the family was her Thanksgiving turkey and dressing. Her Beagle dogs were her best companions. She is survived by her children Gregory ( Kim ), Michael ( Julio ) and Daniel ( Beverly ) Muszynski, Grandsons Daniel II and Jacob Muszynski. Russell ( Lyndsay ) Brasher, Rachel Brasher and Renee' ( Jacob ) Market and 7 Great grandchildren. The family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral, a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, OH on Friday December 27, 2019 from 2:00 pm. until 8:00 pm. where funeral services will begin at 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Planned Pet-hood of Toledo.
Brenda D. Boyd
Brenda D. Boyd, age 66, of Oregon, Ohio, formerly of North Toledo passed away December 27, 2019 at Arbors at Oregon. Brenda was born April 25, 1953 in Toledo, to Frederick and Ruth (Elzenheimer) Sine. After attending Woodward High School she worked at Jeep.
Surviving are her son, Rick Nelson; grandchildren, Zachary and Rickey Nelson; siblings, Fred Sine Jr., Larry Houghtlen, and Roberta Gharib. Preceding her in death were both parents, and siblings; Ronald Sine, Sandra McKinney, Susan Ramos; and brother, Ralph Sine.
Brenda’s Life Celebration will begin Tuesday December 31, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until funeral services begin at 12:30 p.m. in Urbanski Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home 2907 Lagrange St. Toledo, Ohio 419-244-4611.
Joseph (Joe) Paradysz
Joseph (Joe) Paradysz age 78 of Toledo passed away peacefully in his home on December 27, 2019 surrounded by his good friends and health care providers that made sure he had the best of care.
Joe was born in Holyoke, MA on December 15, 1941 to John and Lillian (Bushy) Paradysz. His father John was a machinist and his mother was a homemaker. Joe moved to Toledo as a teenager.
Joe was a self taught man of many talents, there wasn’t a machine made he couldn’t operate. Because of his hard work and compassion he made a lot of dreams come true. Joe started his first business Paradise Pools and Supplies in 1974, in a small store front on Secor Road, before moving it to 5457 Secor Rd. With referrals from his existing customer, who became his friends, Joe became a household name for Gunite swimming pools. In 1977 to better serve his customers, Joe added Unlimited Concrete which gave him his own concrete batch plant behind Paradise Pools. Because of its growth he moved the company to N. Detroit and Stateline Rd. He opened another company Toledo Trucking in 1989 and now had a one stop shop for the building needs of his customers.
.Joe always wanted to develop and own his own golf course, in 1994 that dream came true with the opening of Sandwedge Golf Course in Ottawa Lake, MI. He became an avid golfer making the golf course a place where you had fun and wanted to be. Joe loved animals of all kinds, but his favorite was his dogs and cats. Collecting classic cars was a passion of Joe’s, his first being a 1958 Corvette. He enjoyed traveling to the Big “E”. This was held in Springfield, MA and was the place where all the New England States came together to show off what there states were known for. Joe also visited with his mother Lillian and Aunt Mae who resided there. Joe enjoyed traveling in the United States and also took a cruise with friends to Aruba that he really enjoyed. His smile was infectious, big and bright. It warmed his heart and brought him joy when other people smiled too.
Joe was preceded in death by his infant son, father John T. Paradysz, brother John T. Paradysz, and his mother Lillian.
He is survived by his brother Gary Paradysz of Florida, son Joseph Michael (Linda) Paradysz, grandchildren Lydia and Josh Paradysz and great-grandchildren.
The family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd Toledo, Ohio on Thursday January 2, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. followed by his entombment next to his mother at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.
Brenda J. Strouse
Brenda Strouse, age 70, of Toledo, formerly of Sylvania, Ohio, passed away January 2, 2020 at the University of Toledo Medical Center. Brenda was born December 6, 1949 in Toledo to Junior David and Martha Jeanne (Jacobs) Strouse.
Surviving are her brother Dennis (Gwyn) Strouse, her sister, Carol (Morris Hunt) Simpson and her daughter Peggy Sue. Also surviving are her roommates from Zeigler Group Home and many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents, her sister, Bonnie Strouse; brother, Johnny Strouse and brother in law, Paul Simpson.
Brenda’s visitation will be Wednesday January 8, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until noon at Urbanski Funeral Home - A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo, (419) 475-5055. Funeral services will begin Wednesday at noon in the funeral home. Interment will be private in Toledo Memorial Park. The family would like to thank the staff of Zeigler Group Homes for their many years of wonderful care.
Guy William Braden
Guy William Braden age 49 of Toledo passed away Monday January 6, 2020. Guy was born in Oregon, Ohio on July 20, 1970 to Roy and Betty (Hale) Braden. He was preceded in death by his brothers Mike Anthony Braden and Roy David Braden. Guy is survived by his parents Roy and Betty Braden, daughter Rose Marie Cannings and brother Mark Braden. The family will be receiving friends on Monday January 13, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. in the Urbanski Funeral Home 2907 Lagrange St Toledo, Ohio. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery
Matthew "Matt" McCrindle
Matthew "Matt" McCrindle passed away January 13, 2020.
Matt loved Racing, fishing and beer. He was the happiest when he had a fishing pole in one hand and a beer in the other. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Eileen A. Kelley, and father, David W. McCrindle. Surviving are his loving daughter, Amanda N. McCrindle; grandchildren, Nathaniel, Natasha, and Thomas; sister, Nancy Marcum; nephew, Doug (Laura) Marcum ;great niece, Layla; nephew, Shane Marcum; great niece Jaymee Diehl; life companion, and family, Lori Heverly, Peg Heverly, Bill Heverly, Ken Heverly, Anthony Heverly, and Josh Heverly.
Services were private.
Matthew M McCrindle
McCrindle, Matthew M., age 56 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away January 13, 2020. Urbanski Funeral Home, Toledo, OH.
Kenneth Lee Mazur
Kenneth Lee Mazur, age 73, of Toledo passed away Saturday January 25, 2020 in his residence. Kenneth was born in Toledo on August 5, 1946 to Casimir and Lucille (Duszynski). Kenneth graduated from Springfield High School and received his Associate's degree in Computer Science at Toledo University. After serving for 4 years in the Air Force, he had worked for many years at Toledo Hospital as a Patient Transporter and retired as a Laboratory Assistant. Kenneth enjoyed gardening and canning tomatoes and pickles. He also enjoyed bowling for many years, where he met his wife Sharon. He was a fan of old TV shows, game shows and Judge Judy. Kenneth also was a fan of the Toledo Mud Hens, Toledo Walleye and Tony Packo's. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents and wife Sharon. He is survived by his sons Christopher (Fiance Kelly Costa) and Jonathan (Lesley) Mazur, siblings Cheryl (Tom) Draheim, Denise Nicholson, Eugene (Gerri) Mazur, Bob Mazur, Phillip Mazur and Amy Mazur.
Floyd “Shipyard Smitty” Smith
Floyd “Shipyard Smitty” Smith age 79 of Swanton formerly of Toledo passed away January 28, 2020 in Swanton. Floyd was born September 20, 1940 Colerain Twp, PA to Condy and Zena (Miller) Smith. Floyd served his country in the U.S. Navy serving on the Destroyer USS Yellowstone. He married Marguerite Ann Staup April 28, 1962 in Emanuel Methodist Church in Toledo. Floyd worked for over 35 years as a boilermaker for Local 85 until retiring in 2005.
Surviving are his loving children Connie (John) Hasapes and Vern (Melinda Dager) Smith; grandsons, Aaron (Carrie) Smith, Cory Smith, Dominic Smith and Samuel Hasapes; granddaughters, Tabitha (Mark) Sintobin, Brandy (Mike) Cole and Madelyn Hasapes. Also surviving are 13 great grandchildren and brother Donald (Mary) Smith. Preceding him in death were his parents and his wife Marguerite.
Visitation will begin Saturday February 1, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. until Funeral services begin at 7:00 p.m. in Urbanski Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo. Interment will be Monday at 10:00 a.m. in Lenawee Hills Memorial Park, Adrian, MI.
Wayne Alan Cole III
Wayne Alan Cole III unexpectedly passed away in his sleep on January 25, 2020 at the age of 3. He was born September 2, 2016 to Wayne Cole Jr. and Katherine Caudill in Sylvania, Ohio. Wayne Alan loved dinosaurs, Power Rangers, playing with his siblings, and anything that included playing with a ball. He loved to laugh and make others smile and captivated everyone who encountered him.
Wayne Alan is survived by his parents, Katherine and Sean, Wayne and Haley; siblings, Tegan, Caden, Helena, Austin; step-brother, Forest; grandparents, Lanny and Amy, Wayne Sr. (Desiree), Kyle (Jody), Tracy (Richie), Shannon (Jason), Don, and Rebecca. Also surviving are aunts and uncles, Brionna, Logan, Kayla, Shelby, Ryley, Jordan D., Korra, Anee, Alaxx, Nick (Emily), Michael (Kim), Crystal (Nate), Charity (Dorian), Amber, Jordan C., Mikayla, Tanya (Dusty), Raymond and Joe. Also mourning his passing are many great grandparents, numerous cousins, extended family and many others who loved him.
Wayne’s Life Celebration will take place at Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo, Ohio 419-475-5055 on Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. where his funeral service will begin at 3:00 p.m. in the funeral home.
Molly May Pool
Our precious baby girl, Molly May Pool, became an Angel peacefully in her sleep on February 7, 2020. Molly’s smile brought happiness and joy to everyone she touched. Molly was born November 25, 2019 in Toledo, Ohio to Justin Pool and Katlyn Randall.
Surviving , in addition to her loving parents; siblings Zachary Pool and Ryleigh Chambers, grandparents, Brenda and Ted Kaufman, Christine and Tom Pool and Matthew Randall; aunts, Carly Kaufman, Donna Wall and Cindy DeMars; uncles Jason (Alaina) Pool, Joey Kaufman and Matthew Randall Jr. Also surviving are 9 great grandparents and many great aunts great uncles and cousins.
She will forever live in our hearts.
Geraldine Marie Davis
Andrew B. Wheeler
Andrew B. Wheeler, age 18 of Toledo, passed away February 22, 2020 in The Toledo Hospital. Andrew was born May 2, 2001 in Toledo to James and Renee (Smith) Wheeler. He attended Whitmer High School and Trilby Elementary School. Andrew was a loving compassionate kid who will be remembered for his sense of humor. He loved fishing with his best friend Zach, camping, boxing, playing video games and picking on his sister. Andrew had been employed at Chili's Restaurant and Jets Pizza where he was a "Prime Pizza Maker".
Surviving are his loving parents: James Wheeler, Jr. and Renee (Justin Snow) Wheeler; his brother James Wheeler III, sister Addison Wheeler; grandparents: Jim and Joyce Wheeler and Kim Ott. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins and friends.
Sister Mary Vernon
On Monday, January 27, 2020, Sister Mary Vernon Bick, age 93, entered into her eternal home. Born in August 1926 in Toledo to John Bick and Nellie (Hassen) Bick, Sister was the second of six children. She attended Gesu School and Notre Dame Academy before entering the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1944.
A teacher for 48 years and a principal for two years in elementary schools of the Toledo Diocese, Sister Vernon embodied the highest qualities of outstanding teaching. Sister taught students in primary grades at St. Wendelin, Fostoria; St. John, Delphos; St. Mary and St. Paul, Norwalk; St. Joseph, Monroeville; St. Mary Sandusky; Immaculate Conception, Bellevue; and in Toledo, Christ the King and Ladyfield.
The motto "For God Alone and the Child" characterizes Sister Mary Vernon's life. Treasuring the uniqueness of each child, she helped form children's strengths and encourage their creativity, abilities she shared by mentoring other teachers. Teaching at Lial Catholic School in Whitehouse, Ohio, Sister brought the love of nature into her classroom during her 26 years in active ministry as a teacher and aide there. Sister spent her retirement at the Sisters of Notre Dame Center in Whitehouse, Ohio.
Sister is survived by her brother, Gerald "Joe" and her sisters, Virginia Gottschalk and Anna Goetz and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, John Francis and John Raymond, both of whom died in infancy. Her gentle manner and interest in each person will make her greatly missed by her family and religious community.
Visitation is on Friday, January 31, at 3:00 p.m. followed by Sharing of Memories at 5:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass is on Saturday, February 1, at 10:00 a.m. Services are at the Sisters of Notre Dame Center, 5900 Davis Road, Whitehouse, Ohio. The burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery after the Mass. Tributes may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame at 3912 Sunforest Court, Toledo. Arrangements are entrusted to the Urbanski Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo.
SISTER PAMELA MARIE BUGANSKI, SND
SISTER PAMELA MARIE BUGANSKI, SND
Dependent upon God, Sister Pamela risked ministries that emerged from her heart, choosing difficult tasks for those experiencing poverty and oppression and giving herself totally in practical charity while working on systemic change. In the process, Sister raised the consciousness of many toward social justice. On June 9, God called her to Himself while she was on mission in Texas.
Born on October 29, 1956, in St. Louis, Missouri and baptized Pamela Marie, Sister Pamela was the oldest of 12 children of Dr. Raymond and Ruth (Holmes) Buganski. She attended St. Pius elementary school and Notre Dame Academy, both in Toledo. She entered the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1975 and professed vows in 1978. After attending Notre Dame Extension College, she received a Master in Education at the University of Dayton and a Master in Administration for Non-Profit Organizations at the University of Notre Dame.
Sister spent 12 years teaching junior high at St. Mary, Norwalk; St. Mary, Leipsic; and Ladyfield and St. James, Toledo. She spent ten years teaching computer science and math at St. Mary High School, Sandusky, and Notre Dame Academy, Toledo. She was known for her excellence, intense preparation, and friendliness toward her students and colleagues.
Sister was the treasurer for the Sisters of Notre Dame from 2003 to 2013 when she was best known for her expertise and passion for socially responsible investments. In 2012 she became the American Project Manager of SewHope in Guatemala. Sister also participated in many volunteer ministries including Cherry Street Mission, SND International Investment Committee, Interprovince Collaborative Taskforce, and Peace and Justice Committee while also giving presentations on socially responsible investments in many schools and parishes. Sister’s missionary spirit led her to three immersion experiences, one in Papua New Guinea and two in Guatemala.
After studying Spanish, Sister began social justice and immigration work in Falfurrias, Texas. Then began four years of volunteer ministry at ARISE and Annunciation House, as well assisting in Dallas after Hurricane Harvey. While in Texas Sister led many groups on immersion experiences at the border. Sister was recently accredited by CLINIC as an advocate for those seeking citizenship. Just this month Sister was hired as a contact tracer for COVID19. She also had an outstanding gift of networking with people who had the same passion for the marginalized.
Sister Pamela is survived by her parents Dr. Raymond and Ruth (Holmes) Buganski; four sisters Cynthia (Lee) Parke, Lynn (Steve) Roberts, Laura (Sean) O’Toole, and Joan (Steve) Sadowski; and five brothers Mark (Gloria), Joseph (Stephanie), Robert (Anne), David (Melissa), and Michael, along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters—infant Beth (1965) and Ann (John) Bishop (2020). She will be greatly missed by her family, religious community, and many friends.
Sister Pamela Marie's funeral service may be viewed at the following website:
Chanita Bais-Banda age 71 of Toledo, Ohio passed away Thursday June 11, 2020 in St. Vincent Hospital. Chanita was born in Sandusky, Ohio on September 20, 1948 to Margarito and Petra (Diaz) Bais. She had formerly worked as a state food inspector and was a very successful Tupperware salesperson. Chanita loved to shop and sometimes she bought more than one of each item, or her family calls it being a "clean hoarder". She enjoyed her breakfast out with Art every day. Chanita was all about her money, she enjoyed shopping at garage sales , gambling at the casinos and was always looking for a great game of Bingo.
As the strong foundation for her family she always enjoyed holidays with them, and they loved her Mexican rice and Tamales. Chanita was preceded in death by her parents, son, Anthony "Tony" Torres and son in law Jose Moya Sr. She is survived and will be missed by her husband Arturo, children Theresa Moya, Rachel Torres, Rudy Torres Jr, Florentino (Elsa) Torres, Helenia (Andrew) Sanchez, Marques (Christy) Torres and Monica Torres, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, and brothers Margarito Bais Jr and Alfredo Bais. The family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 2907 Lagrange St Toledo, Ohio on Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. She will be cremated, and her burial will be at a later date.
Laurence Edward Kish
Laurence Edward Kish,88, of Waterville, Ohio passed away June 11, 2020 at home, surrounded by his loving family. Larry was born May 17, 1932 to Emery and Anna (Scully) Kish. He was a 1950 Central Catholic High School graduate and a 1963 Graduate of the University of Toledo College of Business. Larry married Mary Alice (Crawford) August 22, 1953 at St. Hedwig Catholic Church. They lived and raised their family for 50 years in Toledo’s Birckhead Place. Larry proudly served his country as a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a founding member of the Korean War Veterans of Northwest Ohio where he served as Chaplain. Larry was a member of the Community Chest, United Appeal Budget Committee for over 25 years, a member of American Legion Post 545, VFW Post 5530 and a Junior Achievement advisor. He was a supervisor at Chrysler Corporation Perrysburg Machining Plant, until retiring in 1989. He will be remembered as a great husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Surviving are his loving wife of 67 years, Mary Alice; children, Linda (Robert) Schrinel, Sharon (Armando) Corpus, Glenn Kish, Janet (Drew) Ragan, Paulette (Scott) Hoffman, Robert (Laura) Kish, Jennifer (David) Lutz, Victoria (Wayne) Phillips; brothers, Albert Kish, John Kish. Also surviving are 28 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Greeting him in Heaven are his parents Emery and Anna, brothers Donald and Richard; sister, Norma Kish and grandson Joseph Ragan.
Family will receive friends Tuesday June 16th, 2020 from 2-8pm at Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, Ohio. Deacon Robert Pluciniak will lead us in the Rosary at 7 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Maumee, Ohio Wednesday June 17th, 2020 at 10:30am with Fr. Eric Schild officiating. Visitation will also take place at 9:30am at the church. Interment will follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio, with Military Graveside Rites.
Sally L. Scherer
Sally Lou Mullen Scherer, age 90, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020 at the Franciscan Care Center in Toledo, Ohio. Sally was born on August 27, 1929 in Youngstown, Ohio to Leo and Orrie (Sharkey) Mullen. Sally went to Rosary Cathedral grade school; she was a 1948 graduate of Notre Dame Academy and attended Stautzenberger College. On May 24, 1952 she married Oray Scherer. Sally worked at the Owens Corning Credit Union, General Mills, and operated her own Antique business. Sally was a devoted wife to Oray, her husband, caring for him following a severe stroke. They loved traveling together in their camper to antique shows. Sally played the piano, the guitar and loved to sing. Sally was industrious and lived by the motto that there was nothing that couldn’t be accomplished if you put your mind to it. She was also generous and caring. She loved animals, especially her Grand Doggy Sassy. Sally was proud of her Irish heritage and in her younger years, would celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with the best of them. She lived her faith, was devoted to her God and in the end, was ready to reunite with her loved ones.
Sally is survived by her son Chris and daughter in law Julie Scherer; Her brother, Bill Mullen; grandchildren, Mary Beth Scherer and Laura (Ryan) Smolinski; Her great grandchildren, Ava, Sadie Claire, and Chloe Smolinski and many special friends, nieces and nephews especially Shelly and her sons. A special thank you to Sister Jordan Schaefer (Franciscan Care Center). Preceding her in death were her love Oray L. Scherer; sisters, Patricia Mullen and Mary Mullen Miller and brother, John Mullen.
Philip Kenneth Hill
Philip Kenneth Hill, 81, of Sylvania, Ohio passed away Friday, June 12, 2020 at his home. He was born in Toledo, Ohio on May 17, 1939 to Kenneth and Jean (Masters) Hill. He graduated from Whitmer High School in 1958. He studied accounting and business law at Fullerton Junior College in Fullerton, California and the University of Toledo, leading to a thirty five year career at Jeep/Chrysler.
Throughout his life, Philip was passionate about his many hobbies including bowling, golfing, playing cards and gambling. On May 25, 1991, he hit a hole-in-one on the twelfth hole at Spuyten Duyval Golf Course. He was a regular patron for many years at the beloved local establishment, Hamway’s, often surrounded by his many close friends.
Philip is preceded in death by his parents and siblings Gary and Richard. He is survived by his wife of 42 years Irene (Hager/Neeb), daughters Jana Davis Hill and Nicole Jean (Matt) Rooney Hill, step-sons Andrew and Alexander (Kim) Neeb. six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his best four-legged canine friend, Rusty.
Donald A. “Driver Don” Carlson
Donald A. “Driver Don” Carlson, 70, of Toledo, OH, passed away peacefully at his home on June 10, 2020 with his family by his side, after courageously fighting to regain his health after suffering a stroke. He was born in Tracy, MN to Austin and Catherine (Brecht) Carlson and was the youngest of six children.
Don was a graduate of Tracy High School, served and was Honorably Discharged from the United States Air Force and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Central Michigan University. He established his career in the freight industry as both a dispatcher and a driver. He loved his regular customers and kept on time if not with a wink and a smile then by always having a pocketful of Dove Chocolates to buy his place in line. He retired as a driver from ABF Freight in Toledo after 25 years.
On his 50th birthday, he married his partner for life Ann Marie (Annie) Jones and they combined their families. On their wedding day, he jokingly told her he could only promise her 20 good years and being a man of his word, that is exactly what he did. As an anniversary gift he surprised her by taking her on a trip to Mexico where they spent an incredible 8 days shortly before he fell ill.
Don had many interests to occupy his time during retirement which included watching Minnesota Vikings Football, following the myths and legends of Bigfoot and the Aliens, and celebrating his Scandinavian heritage. As a young man he was fortunate to travel to Norway with his father.
He loved music of all kinds and you were always guaranteed to find a JW Carlson album in the mix. He was also a self-taught harmonica and spoons player.
He was a master of all things barbecue and had a sauce no one could duplicate. Don was the neighborhood handy man. He had a never-ending love of gardening and his flowers and would beam with pride when passers-by would stop to compliment his yard. He so enjoyed when they took an interest in learning what all the different plants were and their history.
His truest love, however, was being ‘Merfer’ to his grandchildren. He was as unique as his name and loved to show off pictures or brag about them to anyone he could. He would grumble and huff when they were loud but would drop anything at a moment’s notice to be with them.
He was preceded in death by his son Joshua McMullen, his parents, his twin brother Duane, brothers Howard and David, Aunt Lucille Brecht and niece Lorna Kunkel Hall. He is survived by his loving wife Annie, children Maggie Burks, Jesse Carlson (Leah Robinson) and Kristen (Keith) Lennex, grandchildren Isaak, Charley, Ruthie, and Lucy, brother Claire A. (Mary) Carlson, sister Ann (Orlo) Bjerk, his constant canine companion Elsa, as well as many in-laws, nieces, and nephews.
Don’s Life Celebration will begin Saturday, June 27th starting at 11 a.m. with Funeral Services at 1 p.m. with Fr. James Auth officiating at Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo, Ohio. Remembrances may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. The family would like to give a special thanks to the nurses and aides at Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
James F. ‘Jim’ Porcello Jr.
On June 16, 2020, James F. ‘Jim’ Porcello Jr., loving husband and father of two children, passed away unexpectedly at his home. Born in October of 1951 to James and Elizabeth Porcello, he attended Brush High School in Cleveland, OH and graduated from Purdue University in 1974 with a degree in Engineering. He received a Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School in 1977. After a year working at the Office of the Ohio Attorney General, Jim worked as an attorney specializing in patent and trademark law, eventually becoming a partner at the law firm of Emch, Schaffer, Schaub & Porcello Co. in Toledo, OH. As a litigator, he tried numerous cases in federal court and was counselor to Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries. He served as the President of the Toledo Hearing and Speech Center and was active with the Toledo Humane Society. Jim loved music and played saxophone in rock bands and the Purdue University marching band. He was also a devoted, lifelong Cleveland Browns fan no matter the outcome, a perfect demonstration of his overall spirit of generosity and loyalty.
Jim is survived by his wife of 48 years Lorri Porcello of Lambertville, MI, daughter Eve Porcello (Alex Banks) of Tahoe City, CA, son Thomas Porcello (Evelyn Porcello) and granddaughter Kiera of Lake Park, FL, mother Elizabeth Porcello of Madison, OH, father-in-law Don Patton of Mentor, OH, and mother-in-law Ruby Patton of Mentor, OH. He is preceded in death by his father James Porcello and sister Carol Porcello.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations can be made to the American Heart Association.
Hugh V. Heaps
Hugh Vaughn Heaps, age 71, passed away on June 14, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Hugh was born in Jellico, TN to Frank and Alene Heaps. He graduated from Woodward High School in 1967 and served his country in the United States Army. Hugh married Sue Wiezbenski April 24, 1971 in St Hedwig Church. He worked at Champion Spark Plug and Exel Logistics until retiring in 2014.
Hugh enjoyed fishing with his nephew Andy and drinking beer with friends in his man cave. He will always be remembered as a wonderful husband, Dad, and Pa and will hold a special place in our hearts. We will meet again in heaven.
Surviving are his dedicated and loving wife Sue; children, Joey (Stephanie) and Jennifer (Neil) Price; grandchildren, Delaney, Finley, and Grady; brother Jerry (Mary Ann); niece Suzie (Gary) Sommer. Hugh is also survived by his wife’s loving family, mother in law, Christine Wiezbenski, brothers in law, sisters in law, and many nieces and nephews and dear friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, Frank and Alene, sisters, Glena Bruce and Stella Wodarski, and brother Frank Heaps Jr.
The family would like to especially thank Dr. Vogel and Dr. Kasunic for their caring friendship throughout the years. Hugh’s family would like to also thank the Promedica Flower Rehab and Promedica Ebeid Hospice staff for their outstanding care and concern for Hugh, as well as our entire family. The family requests that any contributions be made to Promedica Ebeid Hospice Center.
Teresa A. Krzan
Teresa A. Krzan
Teresa A. Krzan of Toledo passed away on June 14, 2020 at St. Annes Hospital surrounded by her mother and sister. Teresa was born on August 2nd, 1967 in Toledo, Ohio to Stanley and Anna Krzan. She attended and graduated from Jay Shuer School, then immediately went on to work at Lott Industries Workshop for over 20 years. More recently, Teresa took part in Anne Grady Adult Day Services where she was affectionately referred to as “Flower Girl" due to her fondness for floral printed clothing. Teresa enjoyed collecting and wearing all sorts of jewelry. The more the merrier! She relished in writing little love letters to family and friends. She liked a good game of UNO, drawing, coloring, dancing, listening to music, and sitting down at the kitchen table for family meals. Teresa doted on her baby doll "Dolly" and was so proud to show her off. Her favorite holidays were Halloween, Valentine’s Day and Christmas. Teresa’s favorite song was Perfect by Ed Sheeran. Along with numerous awards throughout her years, Teresa graciously accepted a Special Recognition award from the Lucas County Board of DD for all her volunteerism in the local community. Teresa is survived by her loving family, mother, Anna, brother, Casimir and sister Marianne, special aunt and uncle Josephine and Christopher Majcherowicz, aunts and uncles, many cousins here in the U.S. and abroad. She was preceded in death by her father Stanley and brother, Richard. Special thank you goes to Judy, George, and staff at Anne Grady ADS for providing Teresa with a safe environment where she was able to participate in the activities that were most meaningful to her. We especially would like to thank our extended family and friends for all your thoughts and prayers for Teresa and her recovery. Teresa had a warm heart and an infectious smile. Teresa was brave, strong willed, kind, loving and innocent; always willing to share with family and friends. Teresa loved her family more than anything. I love you my sister; my best friend. We Love you, Teresa; Buttercup! The family will be receiving friends at St. Adalbert Catholic Church on Tuesday June 23, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 when the funeral mass will begin. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements for Teresa’s Funeral have been entrusted with the Urbanski Funeral Home 5055 Secor Rd Toledo, Ohio.
Rachel Marie Ciralsky
Love the people God gave you because He will need them back one day.
Memories are all that remain of our beautiful Rachel Marie Ciralsky, age 34, of Toledo. Rachel was born July 26, 1985 to Douglas and Kathleen (Pollauf) Ciralsky.
Rachel graduated from Whitmer High School and Lincoln College. She worked at Family Medical Center Temperance and Andrea's Sports Bar.
Rachel had an uncanny ability to reach out to others in a deep and positive way. Those who had the privilege of being blessed with her in their life knew that Rachel truly lived life to its fullest. She had a zest for life enjoying bonfires, country music, soaking up the sun, exploring, and surrounding herself with those she loved. Rachel had such a big heart and a love for life, she cared and felt passionately about all things. Rachel had a beautiful soul, which will live on in the memories of those who knew and loved her very much.
Leaving her legacy behind is her precious daughter Kyleigh Jane Ciralsky. Along with her parents, Rachel is also survived by her sister, Brianna Lee, brother-in-law, Matthew, niece Lauren, nephews Alex and Myles, her grandmother Carole Ciralsky and countless aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and her two fur-babies, Pumpkin and Cocoa.
Rachel was greeted in heaven by her grandparents Samuel Ciralsky, Dolores & James C. Pollauf Sr., and cousins Kyle Ciralsky and Jamie Jagodzinski.
A celebration of life will take place on Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 in the Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo, Ohio 43623, From 2:00 p.m. until services begin at 7:00 p.m. Her daughter Kyleigh requests that you wear a touch of purple in memory of her mom.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation for Kyleigh in Rachel’s memory at any Directions Credit Union.
In Rachel's honor, when given a choice in life, always choose kindness and love.
Paul H. Rios
Paul H. Rios, age 72 of Toledo passed away Thursday June 18, 2020 in St. Lukes Hospital. Paul was born on April 2, 1948 in San Antonio, TX to Jose and Elenor (Hernandez) Rios. Paul was a truck driver for many years. He was fun loving, a jokester but a caring person. Paul loved to fish, hunt, camp, crabbing, barbqaqua, play euchre, watch scary movies with the grand kids and just enjoyed family gatherings. Paul was a fan of the Michigan Wolverines. He was preceded in death by his parents and sons Christopher Gibson and Robert James Rios. He is survived by his wife of 27 years Gloria, children Robert Timothy Rios, Paula (James) Murray, Paul Rios and Koren (Robert III) Barnes, siblings Jose (Socorro) Rios Jr, Antonio H. (Roxanne) Rios, Angelita Zapata, Manuel Rios and Janie Valencia. He is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren and other family members.
The family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd Toledo, Ohio on Friday June 26, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. where the funeral services will begin at 5:00 p.m.
Jean V. Dorbeck
Jean V. Dorbeck, age 95, of Toledo, passed away June 17, 2020 in Ebeid Hospice Center Sylvania, Ohio. She was born January 30, 1925 in Toledo to Joseph and Helen (Gregorek) Gulch. Jean graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1944 where she was active in the Glee Club and she attended Davis Business College. She married Daniel Dorbeck and together they raised their daughter Deborah. Jean worked for Jeep in the employment office for 30 years until retiring in 1982. She was past President of the Ladies of St. Lawrence Knights of Columbus and a member of the LCBA. A devout Catholic, she was a generous, loving lady with a good sense of humor. She loved polka dancing, baking, traveling, OSU Football and Cleveland Indians Baseball.
Surviving are her loving daughter Deborah A. Dorbeck and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband Daniel, twin brother Paul and brothers, Joe, John and David.
Marlene Damm age 86 of Toledo passed away Sunday June 21, 2020 in her residence. Marlene was born in Toledo on December 24, 1933 to Harlan L. and Jennie (Cook) Adams. Marlene was a great mother and kid at heart. She enjoyed playing cards, board games, dancing, golf, listening to her old records and her trips to the casinos. She was preceded in death; by her parents, husband William Damm Jr, and sisters Hilda Reihing and Ruth DuVall. Marlene is survived; by her children Cheryl Redner, Jeffery A. Damm and Tracy (Bobbi Jo Perry) Damm, grandchildren Michael Redner, Timothy (Ashley) Redner, Marisa (Dustin) Damm-Mchahan, Seth and Cody, great grandchildren Jazmin, Declan, Audrey, Camryn, and Lexie, and a brother Harlan (Pat) Adams Jr. The family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd Toledo,Ohio on Tuesday June 30, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m. followed by burial at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.
Robert Eugene Scott Jr
Robert Eugene Scott Jr, age 73 of Toledo, Ohio, beloved husband of Sherry Scott passed away on 25 June 2020 surrounded by his family. He passed from complications of Parkinson’s disease.
Robert was a repairman, having learned his vocational skills at the old Macomber/Whitney trade school. After High School, he joined the United States Marine Corps, obtaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. He served his country proudly in the Vietnam War as an airplane mechanic, earning multiple medals for his bravery and valor, including a Purple Heart.
Robert loved to create with his hands, often doing woodworking, or cross stitching. He also enjoyed playing video games, especially Spyro the Dragon, many of the Mario titles, and RPGs such as the Castlevania Series and Might and Magic Series. He was also was a patient and kind man, acting as an umpire and coach for Girls Softball in California.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Constance Scott (nee Jurski) and Robert Eugene Scott Sr. He is survived by his Brother, Charles Scott.
Robert loved his family greatly and he is survived by his wife Sherry Scott (nee Gemkow), his son Peter (Breecie) Scott, stepdaughter Tann (Elizabeth) Martens, stepson Raymond (Becky) Martens, and stepdaughter Stacy (Matt) Thomas. He also enjoyed playing grandfather to 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
The family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd Toledo, Ohio on Wednesday July 1st 2020 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. where funeral services will begin at 7:00 p.m. As Robert has friends and family throughout the world, the service will be live streamed online. https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/78523724
Timothy John Schmidt
Timothy John Schmidt, age 50, of Lambertville, MI passed away suddenly, June 23, 2020 at home. Tim was born December 2, 1969 in Toledo to John and Janelle (Szymanski) Schmidt. A 1988 graduate of Whitmer High School, he married his high school sweetheart Carla Chandler on January 14, 1995 in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Traverse City, Michigan. Most of all he will be remembered as a family man. Tim was the best husband and father and he put everyone’s needs before his own. He was the co-owner of Lowe’s Building Services and Window Cleaning with his sister Catherine Samberg. He was a classic car enthusiast who loved working on cars when he wasn’t spending time with his beloved family. Tim loved hockey. He played high school hockey, coached his son's team and was an avid Red Wings fan.
Surviving are his loving wife of 25 years Carla, daughter Madeline (Graham) Goupille; sons Stefan, William and Maxwell Schmidt; sister Catherine (Jeff) Samberg; in-laws, Robert and Naomi Chandler; brothers-in-law, Michael (Robin) Chandler and William (Steve) Chandler; sisters-in-law, Marianne (Steven) Moore and Susan (Jerry) Stevenson. Also surviving are grandmothers; Gretchen Schmidt and Phyllis Schmidt, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Tim’s services were private. Arrangements were entrusted to Urbanski Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, Ohio.
Ka’lynn Catherine Deason
Ka’lynn Catherine Deason, age 28, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 unexpectedly at her home in Toledo, Ohio.
Ka’lynn was born in Oregon, Ohio on April 28, 1992 to Bobbie Jo and Erich Karl Deason and although a 2010 graduate of Anthony Wayne High School, she maintained very close ties to her West Toledo home and Whitmer community.
Ka’lynn is survived by her three beautiful children, Jazlynn Renee Reynolds (8), Andraya Nicole Griffin (6) and Andrew William Griffin (6); her parents, Bobbie Jo Deason (Jeff Harrow), Erich (Gina) Deason; her loving sister and “person”, Taylor (Devon); sister, Demetria (9) and adoring brother Scott (14); grandparents, Judith (Randy) Bruce, Diana (Tom) Walker, Becky (John) Skiadas and George Poling; uncles, aunts, cousins, and a countless number of close friends whom become not just extended, but true family. She is preceded in death by her uncle Walter Scott Deason and great-grandmother Dollie Maggard.
After some college at the University of Toledo, Ka’lynn found her true calling and passion, caring for others. Most recently she worked at Wiley Homes, Inc. as an Adult Support Specialist, where she assisted the residents with activities of daily living and the development of independence skills. Her compassion for others was truly second-to-none.
We mourn the loss of our beloved Kay, known for her infectious laugh, deep appreciation of satire, and great sense of humor. She touched many lives in such a short time with us. Kay was a loving mother to her beautiful children, a pioneering sister to her siblings and an example of loyalty and steadfast support to her friends and family. She enjoyed reading about horticulture and was known for her expansive knowledge of herb gardening. She was like a firework across the sky, a bright flash of beautiful colors with a thunderous boom, and then gone too soon.
*In lieu of flowers. The family prefers contributions be made for her children to the Kalynn Deason Memorial Fund. https://www.paypal.me/KalynnDeasonMemorial
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SISTER MARY RUTH, S.N.D. Ruth Marie Boes
“The more we allow God alone to possess our hearts, the more we desire to be poor, free from attachment to earthly goods and ready to share them generously with others.” These words from the Constitutions of the Sisters of Notre Dame describe Sister Mary Ruth. On July 3, 2020, God called Sister home after a very recent diagnosis of non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
Born on November 11, 1956, in Tiffin, Ohio and baptized Ruth Marie, Sister was the oldest of nine children of the late Bernard and Agnes Ruth (Naderer) Boes. She attended St. Mary Elementary School Kirby and Notre Dame Academy Toledo. She entered the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1975 and professed vows in January,1979. She received a Bachelor Degree in Education at Bowling Green State University, a Master Degree in Education specializing in school counseling from the University of Dayton.
Sister taught elementary school at Immaculate Conception, Bellevue; St. James, Holy Rosary, Gesu, and Ladyfield (Toledo); St. Paul, Norwalk; St. Anthony, Temperance, Michigan; St. Joseph, Maumee; and St. Wendelin, Fostoria. She spent eight years as a receptionist at Maria Early Learning Center before becoming a nanny.
Sister Ruth threw her whole heart and soul into whatever she did, living the beatitude “Blessed are the poor in spirit” whether prayer, yard work, or the best outcomes for her clients. In 2005 Sister Ruth became a Supportive Employment Specialist at Sunshine Children’s Home in Maumee, where she loved the clients and staff. Eventually she became a Senior Support Professional and then a caregiver for clients.
Sister Ruth gave generously of her time and talents, including playing guitar in parishes, participating in an immersion experience in India, and serving on various committees as needed by Sunshine INC ministry. Most recently she busied herself in her spare time making hundreds of face coverings for the Sisters, elderly parents of the Sisters, and many others in need.
Sister Ruth is survived by three sisters: Joan Boes Briceno, Sharon Boes Bushong, and Mary Boes Rall; and four brothers: Bernard, Donald, Michael, and Gerald. She was preceded in death by her mother in 2019, her father in 2020, and her sister Jane Boes Cox in 2012. She will be greatly missed by her family, religious community, and many friends.
A private service will be held for the Sisters and her family at Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo. Tributes may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame at 3912 Sunforest Court, Toledo, or Sunshine INC of Northwest Ohio.
Norbert “Knobby” Balcerzak
Norbert “Knobby” Balcerzak, age 92 of North Toledo, died March 17, 2020 in Ebeid Hospice Residence, Sylvania. He was born July 18, 1927 to John and Pearl (Czyzewski) Balcerzak in Toledo. Knobby enlisted in the U.S. Navy just days before his eighteenth birthday and honorably served his country as a Fireman First Class in the final days of WWII aboard the USS Bon Homme Richard (CV 31). Following the war, he completed his high school education and began working at the Toledo Zoo. He then worked for the City of Toledo Water Department until he retired. On May 26, 1951, he married Mary Therese Nitkiewicz in St. Hedwig Catholic Church, a marriage lasting over 52 years, until her passing in 2004. Together they raised their four children. Knobby enjoyed fishing, hunting, his tomato garden, and just hanging out at the marina. As the years progressed, he became “Dzia” (grandpa) to his children’s children and enjoyed sharing the family traditions and holidays with them.
Norbert was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Busia Mary, brother, Leonard Balcerzak and son-in-law Bob Case. Surviving are his children: David A. (Ann) Balcerzak, Rose Case, Jean Balcerzak, and Steve Balcerzak as well as his grandchildren, Joshua Kolodzaike, Alex Case, Jessica Balcerzak, Elizabeth Case and Jonathan Balcerzak.
Josephine M. Adams
Josephine M. Adams, age 98, passed away July 19, 2020 at home. One of 12 children, Josephine was born April 18, 1922 in Corning, Ohio to Casper and Margaret (Duffy) Nash. She married Arthur T. Adams July 3, 1948 in Columbus, Ohio and together they moved to Toledo. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she prioritized family and church. Josephine and Arthur were founding members of Christ the King Church where she volunteered until a few years ago. Josephine was not only a great cook, but she also will be remembered by many for her baking. Her specialty was pie. Apple, peach, or blueberry pie, whichever she made it was exceptional. She loved traveling with her husband Arthur, whether it was out of the country for his work or to her granddaughter’s horse shows, she enjoyed it all.
Surviving are her loving daughter Mary (James) Lillie; grandsons James Lillie III and Christopher Lillie; granddaughters Melissa Adams and Sarah (John) Jackson. Also surviving are 2 great-grandchildren Alexander (Maria)Fick and Addyson Adams. Preceding her in death were her parents, 11 brothers and sisters and her son Richard.
Contributions are preferred to Christ the King Catholic Church Capital Campaign.
Ronald Lee Pioterek
Ronald Lee Pioterek age 70 of Toledo passed away Tuesday March 24th 2020. He was born in Toledo on April 12, 1949 to Albert and Anna (LeVeck) Pioterek. Ronald was a U.S. Marine Veteran. He had worked for Hobart Food Equipment and retired from Jeep. Ronald loved to 'tinker" in his barn. He started many projects to be finished by his son. He was in middle of renovations of his home. Ronald was very active veteran; he was a lifetime member of the American Legion Pond Post #99, Amvets Post #222, and the V.F.W. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Linda. He is survived and will be missed by his children Ronald Pioterek, Kelli Hall, Kristi Pioterek and Noah Krauzer, 10 grandchildren and 2 great grand children.
His family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 2907 Lagrange St Toledo, Ohio on Saturday August 1, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. where funeral services will begin at 2:30 p.m. Burial was at Restlawn Cemetery
Maximino Macias Jr.
Maximino Macias Jr. age 59 of North Toledo, passed away July 29, 2020 in St. Vincent Medical Center. Maximino was born October 29, 1960 in Bowling Green, Ohio to Maximino and Maria (Flores) Macias. He had worked as an electrician and a mechanic in the Toledo area.
Surviving are his children, Christina (Joseph) Costilla, Alysia Macias and Enrique Carmona; sisters, Dora (Juan) Aldana, Rosita (Aniceto) Olivarez, Maria Perez, Rebeca DeJesus and Josie (Roberto) Avila and his brother Pablo Rodriguez. Also surviving are his four grandchildren.
Sister Mary Helaine Ehrman S.N.D.
“We have come to know and have believed the love that God has in our behalf.” This refrain from one of Sister Mary Helaine’s compositions characterizes Sister’s life. Her confidence in God’s love expressed itself in art and music and enabled her to serve in outreach despite many physical difficulties.
On August 6, 2020, God called Sister to her heavenly home from her residence in Rosary Care Center, Sylvania, Ohio.
Born on May 17, 1944, in Fremont, Ohio, and baptized Phyllis, Sister was the youngest of three children of the late George Ehrman and Helen (Parker) Ehrman. She attended Saint Joseph School in Fremont and Notre Dame Academy Toledo. She entered the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1962 and professed vows in 1964. She received degrees in music from Mary Manse (Toledo) and Bowling Green State University.
Sister taught at Notre Dame Academy Toledo and St. Wendelin High School Fostoria before becoming a liturgical minister at St. Rose Parish Perrysburg and then a pastoral associate at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Toledo. Music ministry and other forms of service followed at the Sisters of Notre Dame Provincial Center. In 2010 health problems necessitated retirement from active ministry; however, Sister spent these last years in many forms of service and outreach. Her love of art and music were gifts generously shared. Sister edited and created large print editions of over 300 musical compositions copyrighted by the Sisters of Notre Dame. Sister specialized in crocheting hats for the children in the Central City Catholic schools and collecting stuffed animals for the Mareda Center. Despite her physical limitations, her cheerful and outgoing personality contributed in many other ways, such as inviting others to concerts and starting a 55+ club.
She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Helen Ehrman; sister in law Nancy Ehrman; and nephew, Gregory Ehrman. She is survived by her brother, George (Gloriann) Ehrman of Arizona; sister, Marianne (Thomas) Bennison of Fremont Ohio; 6 nieces and nephews, 13 great nieces and nephews, and 17 great great nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her family, religious community, and friends.
Kenneth Christian “KC” Turvey
Kenneth Christian “KC” Turvey, 24, of Toledo, OH, died unexpectedly on Sunday, August 2, 2020. KC was born on October 23, 1995 in Cleveland, OH. He was living in Toledo at the time of his death and working alongside his best friend since kindergarten, Noah Savory, at LE Savory Tree Service. KC was taken too soon. In his 24 years KC lived ten lifetimes. Traveling the country for work, he got to experience the beauty of our part of the world and had finally come back home to lay down his roots and start a family. One of the lucky ones, KC could stand alongside mother nature and appreciate her splendor. He was happiest camping, hiking, and kayaking. The pure love that shined from his soul will be greatly missed. While KC’s life was tragically cut short, the family takes comfort in knowing that Aunt Thelma was waiting for her KC boy on the other side and has him back in her arms. Forever in our hearts, let the river take you home KC.
KC is survived by his mother and stepfather, Elisabeth Schweitzer and Todd Hicks; maternal grandmother, Teri Turvey; maternal grandfather, Thomas Turvey; stepbrother, Caleb Schweitzer; sisters, Caitlyn, Grace, Hope and Lily Schweitzer; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is preceded in death by maternal great-grandparents, Ken and Jane Turvey and Virginia and Verdis Branson; great uncle, Bruce Branson and great aunt, Thelma Turvey.
Daniel Paul Quisenberry
Danny Paul Quisenberry age 29 of Toledo passed away Friday August 7, 2020. Danny was born in Toledo on March 7, 1991 to Brian Quisenberry and Delia (Zavala) Quisenberry. Danny was a certified forklift operator and novice stock market trader. He enjoyed watching the N.Y Giants, the Houston Rockets and the San Antonio Spurs. Danny was a very knowledgeable person. He enjoyed playing video games (especially Super Smash Brothers), and Dragonball Z card games, he loved cheesecake, and Black Friday shopping.. He had loads of personality and enjoyed having a good time with family and friends. Danny was a loyal, genuine, charismatic, caring, and funny person that was always enjoyable to be around. Danny was a "outside the box" thinker and was an avid believer in many conspiracy theories. Danny was very insightful and believed in a higher power and sought refuge with his heart to heart talks with God. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Elias Zavala and uncle Miguel Zavala. He is survived by his parents, his son, Lucas Bryan Quisenberry, grandmother Gloria Zavala and grandparents Phillip and Shirley Walker, siblings Brian Quisenberry Jr, Cameron Lee Quisenberry, Elaina Jean Quisenberry and Christian Aaron Quisenberry, the mother of his child Holly Small and many other loving relatives. The family will be receiving friends at the "Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home" at 5055 Secor Rd., Toledo, Ohio on Friday, August 14, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. for funeral service. During the visitation and service all must adhere to wearing a mask and using social distancing requirements.
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Harriet J. Matuszak
Harriet J. Matuszak, age 83, passed away July 25, 2020 in Columbus Colony Elderly Care Center in Westerville Ohio. Harriet was born April 6, 1937 in Huntington, West Virginia to Kenneth and Susan (Straley) McKnown. After high school she moved to the Dayton area where she lived for many years on Olive Tree Drive in Trotwood, Ohio, until her husband Thomas Matuszak passed away in August of 2015. Harriet was a remarkable woman, who was also deaf. Anyone who knew her, knew her as a strong, fiery and courageous woman. She was a prolific lip reader and graduated from the Huntington public high school. She danced the ballet by feeling the vibration of the music on the stage. She didn’t learn sign language until she met Harold Davis who was also deaf. She worked for many years at Reynolds and Reynolds as a key puncher and later at the Kroger grocery store office on Salem Avenue in Trotwood, Ohio until retiring. Harriet loved dogs and ran a dog grooming business out of her Trotwood home.
Surviving are her children Harold (Leann) Davis, Johnny (Terri) Davis, Carolina Davis and Lizabeth (Eric) Mott; stepchildren, Traci Matuszak and Thomas (Heather) Matuszak. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
Kellyn Christa (Nadolny) Wingate
Kellyn Christa (Nadolny) Wingate, age 31, of Maumee, left this earth and rested her soul in heaven on August 26th, 2020. She was born on November 10th, 1988 in Toledo to John and Sue (Vollmar) Nadolny. Kellyn spent her 31 years living unapologetically, with exuberant passion, and full of love. As a student of Washington Local for 12 years, she played softball and studied in their medical technician program prior to her 2007 graduation. Kellyn was in patient administration with the Toledo Clinic, fulfilling her goal to be in a medical field helping others. In high school she met the love of her life, Shawn, and they spent the next 14 years taking life by the reins. She most enjoyed camping and traveling, especially to Walt Disney World, taking cruises, and exploring new areas, such as their Boston trip. Kellyn and Shawn were avid Toledo Walleye fans, having been season ticket holders for many years. She loved the Cincinnati Reds and everything Notre Dame. She was most proud of being an aunt to her 13 nieces and 3 nephews. She adored her brothers and was a proud sister in the Wingate family when she and Shawn married on the 4th of July 2015.
Left to cherish her memory is her adoring husband, Shawn, who came to be the definition of a caregiver, a benchmark in that role. She is survived by her parents John and Sue (Vollmar) Nadolny and her brothers John (Tabatha) and Ryan (Sarah). She is survived by her in-laws, Paul and Sheryl Wingate and their children Jessica (Steve) Kester, Nick (Donna), James (Hannah), Jasmine, Kamari, CeCe, Donald, Raymond, Diamond, Kenny, Mckenzie, Arianna and Journey, grandmother Rita Nadolny and best friend Kaitlin (Scott) Hartzell. Preceding her in death were grandparents John and Sally Vollmar and Clement Nadolny.
Steven R. Jacobs
Steven R. Jacobs, age 64 of West Toledo, passed away September 4, 2020 in Ebeid Hospice, Sylvania, Ohio. Steven was born a twin December 9, 1955 in Toledo, Ohio to Gerard and Josephine (Davie) Jacobs. A 1974 Whitmer High School graduate, Steve ran track. After graduation he attended Stautzenberger College graduating in 1986 with a degree in electronics. An avid Lake Erie boater and car enthusiast, Steve loved sport shooting and riding his motorcycle. He also enjoyed working out to stay fit skiing, scuba diving and vacationing in Mexico. Steve will be remembered as a great guy with a tough outer shell and a heart of gold, who enjoyed helping those in need. He worked at Syncreon and Roadway Trucking for many years until his cancer diagnosis.
Surviving are his twin brother Peter Jacobs, sister Karen (Randy) Miller, nieces Elizabeth Iagulli and Cassandra Jacobs, nephews Christopher and Nicholas Jacobs. Also surviving are many aunts and uncles. Preceding him in death were his parents and his brother Christopher Jacobs.
Mark Allen McPherson
Mark Allen McPherson, 59 years, of Toledo, OH passed away on September 2, 2020 in his home. The son of Ernest and Bennie (Croley) McPherson he was born on November 30, 1960 in Toledo, OH. Mark enjoyed listening to music, working on his truck and doing things around his new home. He loved cookouts and fires with family and friends.
Mark is survived by his children, Danielle McPherson McCoy and Mark McPherson; grandchildren, Hayleigh McCoy, Gracelyn McCoy, Kasia McPherson and Kirstie McPherson; mother, Bennie McPherson; siblings, Connie (Tom) Zigray, Dennis McPherson, Blenda (Brad) Holler and Wendy (Bob) Watts. He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest Lloyd McPherson and niece, Andrea Zigray.
Richard J. Rohaley
Richard J. Rohaley, age 35, of Sylvania, Ohio passed away September 13, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 25, 1985 to Stephen and Debra (Lusky) Rohaley in Euclid, Ohio. Rich graduated from Lake Elementary, Shore Junior High and Mentor High School before attending the University of Toledo and earning a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree in 2008 and also a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2011. On August 16, 2008, Rich married Deidre Collette in Christ the King Catholic Church in Toledo. Rich had been a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Mentor, Ohio before moving to the Toledo area and joining Christ the King Catholic Church. Throughout life, he drew his strength from his faith. Early in high school, he wrestled and played football. At the University of Toledo, Rich was a member of the Student Wellness Awareness Team and the Alpha Zeta Omega Pharmacy Fraternity. As a Boy Scout, he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, scouting’s highest achievement. Rich purchased Aring’s Compound Corner in 2013 and applied the tremendous personal skills gained from his work in community pharmacy at Walgreen’s to the operation of a compounding pharmacy. Away from work, his passions were family time, video games, fishing, making people laugh and smile, and his Cleveland Browns. An easy-going person, Rich seemingly could not be embarrassed. He would always light up the room and become the center of the party. Rich had the rare talent of making a friend anywhere and would get people involved, not wanting to leave anyone out of the fun. Those who knew Rich best would describe him as being positive, courageous, patient and passionate.
Rich is survived by his wife, Deidre, daughter, Novalie, parents Steve and Debbie Rohaley, sister, Sarah (Dan Szymczak) Rohaley and brother, Stephen (Kristen) Rohaley.
Rich’s Life Celebration will begin Friday September 18, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo. and continue on Saturday September 19 from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m for anyone who wants to visit but has special needs or concerns about public gatherings. The family will greet guests Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home . The Funeral Mass will begin at 12:00 p.m. in Christ the King Catholic Church, 4100 Harvest Lane, Toledo, Ohio, 43623. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Denise E. Standley
Denise E. Standley age 70 of Toledo passed away Wednesday September 16, 2020 in her residence. She was born in Toledo on October 12, 1949 to Francis and Dolores (Bebnista) Janowiecki. Denise retired after 22 years as a Toledo Public School teacher. She had been in teaching for over 30 years. She enjoyed crocheting, cross-stitching, her rose and flower garden, and her Polish cooking. Denise loved her collection of Santa Claus items. The holidays were her favorite times for showing them off and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed her summers up at Clark Lake in Michigan and her many trips to the Outer Banks. She was preceded in death by her parents. Denise is survived by her children, Chris (Valerie) Standley, Sara (Matthew) Ambos, Rachel (Jason) Fuller and Jessica (Rachael Stebli) Standley, brother Paul (Jackie) Janowiecki, grandchildren Jessica, Darren, Jose, George, Brenden, Isaac, Olivia, Zachary and Tessa, and great grandchildren Amaya, Mario, Santiago, Georgie, Darren Jr and Emilano. The family will be receiving friends on Saturday September 19, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at St. Adalbert Catholic Church on Lagrange St. The funeral mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. Funeral services provided by the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 2907 Lagrange St Toledo, Ohio. The family has asked that in Denise’s honor please consider donations to the National Kidney Foundation or the Toledo Public Schools Foundation.
Kimber Lynn Smith-Karamol
Kimber Lynn Smith-Karamol, loving wife, mother, mema and sister, age 62 of Oregon, Ohio passed away September 19, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 14, 1958 to Harry Norman and Ciola Mildred (Never) Smith, Sr. in Toledo. Kimber was adored by many who are left to cherish her memory.
Surviving are her husband, Dan Karamol; daughters Jennifer (Andy) Shammo, Stacy Weatherford, Ashley (Josh) Kehle and Danielle (Lance) Scott; grandchildren Payton Young, Morgan Parquet, Jack Reed III, Kiya Kehle, Keagan Kehle, Sydney Shammo, Dylan Shammo, Camden Scott and Draven Scott; siblings Dennis Smith, Brian (Sarah) Smith and sister Tonya Leu. Also surviving is her faithful dog Sis. Preceding Kimber in death were her parents; son Jacob D. Karamol and brother Harry N. Smith Jr.
Thank you to all the friends and neighbors who have helped us through this difficult time.
Patricia Ann Clark
Patricia Ann Clark “No-ka-wa” age 81, of Toledo, passed away September 19, 2020 in Sylvania’s Ebeid Hospice. Patricia was born July 8, 1939 in Toledo to Preston and Hazel (Flagg) Askam. One of five children, Pat worked as a nurse’s aide at Toledo Hospital for 32 years until her retirement. She was Christian woman with a strong faith, who loved crafts, traveling and reading, but will be remembered as an avid Snoopy collector. She was a member of Point Place United Church of Christ and of The Miami Indian Tribe of Indiana.
Surviving are her loving daughters, Wanda (Norman) Smith of MI, Vickie Naylor and Cheryl Cole (Jimmy). Also surviving are her 9 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents; sisters, Vera Ruiz, Norma Rittner, Janet Smolenski and her brother Preston Wilson.
Kristen Munson, age 66 of Toledo, passed away September 20, 2020 in Ebeid Hospice of Sylvania, Ohio. Kristen was born April 6, 1954 in Toledo to Irving and Anne (Holmes) Munson. Kristen resided for many years at Ziegler Group Home in Toledo where she is remembered fondly.
Preceding Kristen in death were her parents and her brother in law Carmen Sammut. Surviving are her loving sister Karen Munson of Mentor, Ohio and her nephew Alex (Kristen) Sammut of Chardon, Ohio. Her great niece and nephew Madeline and Evan Sammut also survive.
David D. Aring
David D. Aring age 66 of Toledo, Ohio passed away September 13, 2020. David was born April 9, 1954 in Toledo, Ohio to Robert J. and Delores (Dodge) Aring. David was a 1972 graduate of Start High School and was a West Toledo business owner for many years operating Glass City Handyman until his retirement.
Surviving are his son Christopher Kozak, his brother Daniel Aring and many cousins. Preceding him in death were his parents and his brother Thomas Aring.
Olga Maciukiewicz age 93 of Toledo passed away Saturday
September 26, 2020 at Parkcliff Memory Care. Olga was born in Kurman, Russia and immigrated to the United States from Germany in May of 1949. She initially lived in the Bronx and Brooklyn in New York and had worked as a seamstress and a cook at
Schraffts in New York. Olga brought her family to Toledo in 1977 and she
retired as a food service employee from Toledo Public Schools in 1993. She was
very active in the Polish community of Toledo. Olga was involved with the St.
Adalbert Altar and Rosary Society at St. Adalbert Catholic Church where she was a
member for years. She always felt a connection to pray to Our Lady of
Czestochowa. In 1999 she went with a group to Rome and met Pope John Paul. Pani
Olga, which she was known as by many, loved to walk. In the Polish neighborhood you
would see her walking and she would always be dressed to the hilt and have her high
heels on, no matter if it was to do her banking, going to McDonald's or going to church. Throughout the years Olga was a member of Dist 6 P.A.V.A Ladies Auxiliary, the Polish National Alliance and The Echoes of Poland Dance Ensemble. She spent many years helping The Echoes make pierogi for their dinners. Olga was also a fabulous cook and baker. Olga is survived by her children Bruno (Cookie), Stan (Patty), Ted (Ginny) and Kris (Rob), and a “Babcia" to 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. The family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 2907 Lagrange St Toledo, Ohio on Friday October 2, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Additional visitation will be Saturday from
9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. in St. Adalbert Catholic Church Lagrange St where
the rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. with the funeral Mass beginning at
10:00 a.m. followed by burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Any contributions can be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association or Parkcliff Memory Care Community in Olga’s name.
Arthur Lee Daniel
Arthur Lee Daniel age 85 of Toledo, Ohio passed away September 27, 2020 in Concord Care Center in Sandusky, Ohio. Arthur was born February 19, 1935 at Dubberly, Louisiana to Willie and Anne Daniel. He graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High School in California. Arthur Served in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army. He Taught Math at Toledo’s Scott High School and later worked as a Plant Technician for General Mills until his retirement.
Surviving are his children Suzanne Daniel, Suzette Daniel, Sterling Daniel, Jamie Daniel, Arthur Daniel, Pam Daniel Lisa Daniel and Tracey Haynes. Preceding him in death were his parents and his daughter Damita Jo Daniel.
Diane Marie Guerra
Diane Marie Guerra age 66 of Toledo passed away Sunday September 28, 2020. Diane was born in Toledo on July 6, 1954 to Ralph and Maryan (Kellerbauer) Duvall Sr. She was a homemaker. Diane enjoyed playing bingo and also painting abstract art. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Robert Duvall and sister Maryan Duvall. Diane is survived by her siblings, Ralph Duvall Jr, John (Patty) Duvall, Bill (Beth Ann) Duvall, Richard Duvall, Joseph (Cindy) Duvall, David Duvall and Judith (Daniel) Thomas. She is also survived by many other loving family members. Her family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 2907 Lagrange St Toledo, Ohio on Monday October 5, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. where services will begin at 12:00 p.m. followed by burial in Forest Cemetery.
David R. Kasten
David Raymond Kasten, age 79 of Toledo, Ohio passed away September 29, 2020 in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. David was born August 26, 1941 in Toledo to Walter and Nan (Powell) Kasten. A 1959 graduate of Libbey High School, he will be remembered as a sarcastic private man who was an active Ham Radio operator K-8MWY and CB radio operator. David collected Charles Schultz “Peanuts” memorabilia, toy trains and loved fly fishing. He especially loved flying into remote lakes in Canada for fishing. He retired from Graphics Group Printing as Vice President where he started working in 1984.
Surviving are his sister Gloria Kasten and his great friends Kimberly Hammill and Dick Lesko. Preceding David in death were his parents.
James Shepard "Shep"
James Shepard, age 59 of Toledo, Ohio passed away September 30, 2020 at the University of Toledo Medical Center. James was born March 17, 1961 to James R. and Dorothy (Brown) Shepard and graduated from Woodward High School. He previously worked as a maintenance man at St. Ursula Academy. He will be remembered as a fun loving happy go lucky guy with a great sense of humor.
Preceding Jim in death were his parents, his sister Brenda Wainscott and his brother Billy Shepard. Surviving is his good friend Larry Gorniak.
Jason M. Davis
Jason M. Davis, age 40, of Jersey City, NJ passed away at Hospice, after a long battle with cancer. Jason was born to Ted and Maureen (O’Shea) Davis. A 1999 Graduate of Whitmer High School he earned the rank of Eagle Scout and later graduated from the University of Toledo. For the past 18 years he worked as a senior software engineer in New York, New York. Jason married his loving wife Nina and together they were raising their beloved sons Savva and Lucas. Also surviving are his parents Ted and Maureen Davis and his sisters Alicia (Dana) Steele and Nicole Davis.
Jason will be remembered for his sense of humor, creativity and honesty. He was a kind and considerate friend who especially loved his family. Jason craved adventure and loved traveling the world. He was a doting dad who enjoyed nothing more than spending quality time with his family. Jason always seemed to know how to cheer you up!
Theodore K. Kobylak
Theodore K. Kobylak, age 80 of Perrysburg, Ohio passed away October 4, 2020 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. Theodore was born in Toledo November 21, 1939 to Louis and Angela (Kornasiewicz) Kobylak. A 1957 Graduate of Rossford High School, he went to Chicago to learn how to repair television sets. Ted married Corinne Nawrocki October 12, 1963 in St. Hedwig Catholic Church. He worked for Chrysler Corporation’s Perrysburg plant as a machine operator and a quality control specialist for over 30 years until retiring. Ted was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Rossford where he was an usher, a church finance committee member a choir member and a volunteer for the festival and the Mother’s Day breakfast. He was also a member of UAW Local 1435 and a Wood County poll worker for many years.
Surviving are his loving wife Corinne; children, Kenneth (Denise) Kobylak and Cheryl (Leland) Flox and five grandchildren, Jacob Kobylak U.S. Army, Gabriel Kobylak U.S. Navy, Isaiah Kobylak, Jackson Flox and Mira Flox. Preceding him in death were his parents, his brother Ronald Kobylak and his niece Trisha Kobylak.
James Allen Edge
James Allen Edge, age 60 of Toledo, Ohio passed away October 4, 2020 at home, surrounded by his loving family. James was born November 4, 1959, in Toledo to William and Lois (Elliott) Edge. A 1977 graduate of Whitmer High School. Jim married Laura Sweeney November 9, 1991. He worked as a dietary purchasing agent for The Toledo Hospital for over 40 years and will be remembered as an adventurous and social man with a sharp sense of humor. Jim enjoyed golf, boating, camping, motorcycling and fishing but he truly loved spending time with his family and friends. The bigger the party the better. He was an avid sports fan of the Buckeyes, the Browns, the Tigers and the Red Wings. Jim was a member of Sylvania’s Moose Lodge, the Commodore Club and HOG.
Surviving are his loving wife Laura; children, Jennifer Edge and James (Kandice) Edge and his sister Jill (Steve) Cooke. Also surviving are his grandchildren Eryc Kaliniak and James Edge. Preceding him in death were his parents, son Joshua, sister Susan and his brother William.
John Robert Cromly
John Robert Cromly passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 7 at the Cleveland Clinic from complications with Leukemia. His battle with Leukemia was short but hard fought. John was born on May 3, 1950 to Charles and Florence (Gilsdorf) Cromly. He graduated from Maumee High School in 1968. He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1970-1975. Aside from his family his time in the Navy was one of the things he was most proud of.
John worked for over 30 years as the Director of Purchasing at Prescription Supply Inc. During his time there he served on the Optisource Board of Directors and as a trustee for the 401k plan.
On July 23, 1977 he married the love of his life Noreen (Weber) Cromly. On that day he was proud to take on the role of step-dad to her two children. Over the next few years they welcomed into the world their son and daughter. From day one the role of dad was something he was excited to jump right into. For nearly 20 years he coached, was a Boy Scout leader and the biggest supporter of his children’s sports and activities. Family was the most important thing to him and along with Noreen he provided a loving, happy and fun childhood for their children.
He never met a stranger and was a very faithful friend to many. He loved to tell stories and entertain his friends. Time spent with John meant a lot of laughter and smiles. He was the best grandpa and poppy to his grandchildren. His grandchildren were the center of his world and he loved spending time with them. His great nieces and nephews fondly refer to him as the “Candy Uncle”. He was generous with his time, love and had a servant’s heart. He donated countless pints of blood to the American Red Cross, he always jokingly said he wanted in his obit that in honor of him he wanted everyone to drink a pint and give a pint, so here it is daddy just in case you were serious.
John is survived by his loving wife of 43 years Noreen (Weber), his children Jennifer (Justin) Hart, John (Kylee) Cromly, Tammy (Steve) Uzl and Michael (Cheryl) Brown, his grandchildren John Alexander, Deacon, Tony (Christyna), Corey (Shelby), Aaron, Skyler, Bo (Kelsey), Ethan and Lane, great grandson Anthony, his siblings Michael (Linda) Cromly, Mark (Karen) Cromly and Elizabeth Cromly and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Florence Cromly.
Visitation will be at Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Road , Toledo, Ohio, 43623 on Monday, October 12 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Visitation will also be from 10:00 am – 11:00 am followed by a Mass of Resurrection at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church 2240 Castlewood Toledo, Ohio 43613 with Fr. Michael Geiger presiding on Tuesday, October 13 at 11:00 am. Burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Foundation for Life, Most Blessed Sacrament School or the Wounded Warrior Project.
Charlotte Petricca “Sherry”
Charlotte Petricca “Sherry” slipped away from this life surrounded by her family October 19, 2020. She fought valiantly, but succumbed to the sickness that ravaged her body. The family would like to thank the staff at Toledo Hospital Intensive care unit for their incredible care and support as they fought alongside her.
Charlotte, age 73, was born December 16, 1946 in Toledo, Ohio to Ervin and Marie Modrzynski. She was a loving wife, caring mother, and a generous and compassionate friend. She loved deeply and all who knew her were touched by her quiet nature. Charlotte loved to travel with her family and together, they shared many adventures. The memories of these journeys, along with the simple everyday moments and affectionate gestures bring comfort in this time of loss.
Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Patricia Yoder. She is survived by her husband Eugene “David” and her children Jeffery and Nicole.
Richard Allen Cramer
Richard Allen Cramer age 69 of Toledo passed away Saturday October 24, 2020 in his residence. Richard was born in Toledo, Ohio to Orville and Regina (Bettinger) Cramer on December 2, 1950. Richard was a diesel truck mechanic most of his life. He enjoyed woodworking, painting and watching Nascar. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle and he loved their dog Lola. Richard was a quiet and simple man who loved his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by everyone who had a chance to know him.He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Susan Harris. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 33 years Pamela (Johcsak), children Richard (Stacy) Cramer, Thomas (Carey) Cramer, Tony (Kelly) Bohland, Nicole (Josh) Rowland and Tracey Bohland, 10 grandchildren - Devin, Nolan, Dylan, Clare, Owen, Emily, Elliot, Natalie, Madison and Ava, brother David (Vickey) Cramer and sister Christine Wiltshire and brother-in-law Mark Harris and nieces and nephews.
Harold R. Firsdon
Harold R. Firsdon, age 72 of Fremont, Ohio and formerly of Toledo passed away October 25, 2020 at Ebeid Hospice of Sylvania, Ohio. Harold was born November 1, 1947 in Toledo to Harold O. and Irene (Yunker) Firsdon. The oldest of six children, Harold attended Whitmer High School and worked for over 37 years at General Motor’s Powertrain until his retirement. A loving father and grandfather, he was a family man who truly enjoyed the time he spent with his family. Harold was a diehard Notre Dame Football fan who loved golf, fishing, woodworking and watching the Detroit Tigers and Lions.
Surviving are his wife, Kyong; children Michael (Laura) Firsdon, Robert (Tina) Firsdon and Marci (Clint) Cochran; siblings Linda (Bill) Ward, Ronald Firsdon and Terry (Francine) Firsdon. Also surviving are his five beloved grandchildren, Brandon Firsdon, Abigail Firsdon, Nathan Firsdon, Hunter Firsdon and Carson Cochran. Preceding him in death were his parents; sister, Debbie Girtz, brother, Mike Firsdon and his nephew Johnny Girtz.
Daria (Tomanski) Mikulak
Daria Mikulak, 68, of Maumee, OH, much-loved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, passed away, Friday, October 30, 2020, following a short illness while under the care of Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
Born January 15, 1952, in Toledo, Ohio, Daria attended St. Hedwig and St. Adalbert elementary schools, and was a proud Polar Bear of the Woodward High School class of 1970 and was currently serving on the 50th Class Reunion Planning Committee. She was also a member of the last class of the Riverside School of Nursing, graduating in 1974. Following her graduation, Daria began her nursing career at Riverside Hospital. Her career there spanned nearly three decades and lead her to the position of Surgical Manager until she left the institution in 2001. After a short break she returned to the Mercy System at St. Charles Hospital as the Manager of Surgery, and shortly after became the Director of Surgical Services until finally hanging up her scrubs and starting in a new direction in her nursing career. In 2009 Daria then made the move to Risk Management at St. Anne Hospital where she retired from in 2014 and continued to volunteer in Risk Management at St. Vincent Medical Center until now.
When not spending time with her family, Daria loved to travel, attend concerts, visit wineries, and play the slots at casinos both local and afar. She was a woman of many creative talents including flower arranging, ceramics and cooking that she shared with others. More than one Toledo-area family has a photo of a dramatic multi-tiered cake in their wedding album, designed and crafted by Daria Mikulak.
Daria is survived by her husband of 48 years, Michael Joseph; daughter, Jennifer Mikulak; grandson, John Robert “JR” Henderson; sister, Denise (Tomanski) Meyer; sisters-in-law, Kathy (Michael) Sbrocchi, Peggy (Dave) Thomas, and Dawn (Michael) Black; and many beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Esther Tomanski; parents-in-law, Mike Mikulak and Joan Largent; brothers, Leonard Lyle Tomanski and Christopher Charles Tomanski; sister-in-law, Mary Tomanski; and brother-in-law, James Meyer Sr. The dear friends, co-workers and extended family who loved her and will miss her are too numerous to mention. They were always in her heart. Daria’s family would like to thank the caregivers at Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their service and kindness.
Mary Wicichowski, age 96, was born May 29, l924 to Joseph and Mary Wicichowski in Toledo, Ohio. Mary passed away at Toledo Hospital on October 31, 2020. After graduating from Woodward High School, she began her work life at General Mills where she worked until retiring in 1987. Mary was a life-long member of St. Adalbert Catholic Church. She was a member of a card club of friends for 45 years. She also belonged to the St. Vincent DePaul 55 plus Club.
Surviving are her sister-in-law, Betty Wicichowski; nephews, her caretaker Gerard Glisczynski, Dr. Michael Glinka, Dr. Jerome Glinka, Patrick Wicichowski and Matthew Wicichowski; nieces, Charlotte Scheidler and Kathy Lipper. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Mary Wicichowski; brothers, Joseph, Frank, Chester and Edward Wicichowski and sisters, Wanda Glinka and Virginia Glisczynski.
Sharon Jean Craig
Sharon Jean Craig age 79 of Toledo ended her earthly time at 10:44 a.m. November 6, 2020 and received her heavenly wings in eternity forever. Sharon was born in Toledo on September 19, 1941 to Gerben and Pearl (VanDerWall) Winters. Sharon, Mom, Mimi and Gramie is now leading the choirs in heaven. She loved her lord and never wavered in her belief, and it spread to all the people by word or through song, to strangers or ones she knew. She wore many hats in her life. A pastor’s wife, a choir director, a bookkeeper, while being one of the most humble people you ever meet. Singing was her passion as she participated in the “Messiah” musical and even sang with Billy Graham. Her favorite song was “Keep your eye on the sparrow” Her family couldn’t ask for a better role model. An amazing mom spending time with her grandkids, teaching them how to sled and build a proper snowman. She had a passion with the Lord and always wanted to spread the word through the children. We love you and miss you. She is survived by her Husband Rev. Jerry Craig, children Cindy (Larry) Clement and Dave (Kim) Craig, grandchildren Kelsey, Mariah and Zander, brother John Winters and sister in-law Brenda. She was preceded in death by her parents. The family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd Toledo, Ohio on Monday November 9, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Additional visitation will be Tuesday November 10, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Hopewell Wesleyan Christian Church 1550 W. Alexis Rd Toledo, Ohio where funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place at Toledo Memorial Park.
Richard Bruce Lawrence
Richard Bruce Lawrence age 83 of Toledo passed away Tuesday October 27, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital. Richard was born in Toledo on June 25, 1937 to Delburt and Jeanette (Posadny) Lawrence. He had formerly worked for Penn Central Railroad and worked as a tool and die maker. He was a free spirit who enjoyed bowling and boating. His parents preceded him in death. Richard is survived by his children Todd (Deanna) Lawrence and Lori Lawrence, sister Ann Clarkson, grandchildren, Robert, Rachel, Zachary and Gabriel Lawrence and he is also survived by 4 great grandchild. Services will be private. Urbanski Funeral Home 5055 Secor Rd Toledo, Ohio.
Claudette Hicks was born March 12, 1952 in Bells, Tennessee to Lawrence and Margie (Merriweather) Wyatt.
Surviving is her loving daughter Millicent Hicks and her mother Margie Robinson.
Leopoldo M. Archibeque
Leopoldo M. Archibeque, born on June 11, 1919 in Sapello, New Mexico, was surrounded by family when he passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020. Leo was an outstanding husband, father, and grandfather, and those individuals who came in contact with him were blessed by his spirit of gratitude and peace, his continual jokes, and his loving embrace. In a very large and loud family, Leo was the calm and comfort; he was tough as nails, but more gentle than a lamb.
Leo lived a full life, both as a family man and a hard worker, and after eight long years, he is finally reunited with his love, Arselia Archibeque, with whom he shared 73 years of marriage. According to Leo, Arselia was his “boss,” and he enjoyed getting under her skin with his jokes and banter. Each and every time, however, Arselia would eventually smile and laugh and he always reminded her how much he loved her. Leo was the glue for his family, always putting others’ needs before his own, working as a very young child up until just four years ago so he could provide for those he loved. During his lifetime, he served for the United States Navy and is a Veteran of WWII, he worked delivering lumber from the sawmill, was a pin-setter for Ernie Brothers in Pueblo, Colorado for many years, and worked with his daughter Angie for Disabled American Veterans. At the age of 82, he began working at K-mart, and up until recent years he worked part-time for Maveric Properties.
Leo’s example as not only a husband and hard worker, but also a father, cannot be matched. His children describe their dad as always making them feel like they were his favorite, and he had a century worth of wisdom that he so eagerly shared. He taught them the nature of hard work and that they were in charge, of their own destiny; it was up to them to be the person who brought goodness and contribution to those around them. His children and all those he encountered were gifted by his unconditional love, support, and encouragement. They viewed their father as a man worthy of respect and one with the utmost integrity.
Leo’s grandchildren will remember the way he always made them feel accepted; if you loved someone, he loved them too and they became his family. When he made the mark of the cross over you during his yearly blessing, all felt that everything was going to be okay; it was okay because grandpa said it would be. Memories of 52 Pick-Up and Railroad Crossings, fresh made tortillas, knuckle-sandwiches, watching WWF, and New Year’s Day will never be forgotten by the hundreds of grandchildren that had the privilege of knowing their grandfather.
Leo is preceded in death by his parents Agapito and Susana Archibeque; his children Angie Romero, Eulalia Cesareo, and infants Pauline and baby Andrew Archibeque; his sisters Rita, Benita, Magarita, and Pauline, and his brothers, both named Jeranimo. He is survived by his children Connie (Trinidad) Garcia, John Archibeque, Viola Archibeque (Gilberto), Mary Ann (Sam) Gutierrez, Benny (Diane) Archibeque, Frances Garcia, Jerry (Sherry) Archibeque, Archie (Kim) Archibeque, and Geraldine (Jorge) Pozo, as well as four generations of grandchildren.
Charles "CT" Lauharn
Charles “CT” Lauharn, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather of Toledo Ohio, passed away November 18, 2020 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio at the age of 79. Charles was born January 23, 1941 in Toledo to Frank and Ruth (Burdette) Lauharn. He worked as a roofer and was the owner of CT and sons roofing for the last 20 years of his 50-year career. He enjoyed life and loved his family and friends. He was always there to help those in need.
Surviving are his loving children Sheryl (Mike Davis) Lauharn, Charles Lauharn II, Timothy Lauharn and Nanette Green. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents and his wives Sharon K. and Letha.
Melvin "Mel" Alexander Rakowski
Melvin (Mel) Alexander Rakowski passed away on November 14, 2020 after a short illness. He was 92.
Mel was born September 22, 1928 in Toledo, Ohio to parents Alex and Helen (Zawodny) Rakowski. He grew up in Toledo and graduated from Woodward High School in 1946. As a youth, he worked in his father’s auto body repair garage. He married Dorothy V. (Huntley) Rakowski in 1950. They remained married for 56 years until Dorothy’s death in 2006.
Outside of his time in the army, Mel spent his entire life in the Toledo and Bedford Township, Michigan areas.
In 1952 Mel was drafted into the army during the Korean War. He received radio training in the Signal Corp at Camp Gordon in Georgia. He was then sent to Korea where he worked with a team setting up field radio communications sometimes on the front lines. He received two bronze stars for valor. He also worked on communications to support the Peace Talks at Panmunjom and the prisoner exchanges with North Korea. Anyone who knew Mel, knew he had a very entrepreneurial spirit. He used that talent in Korea to get extra food and medicine for some villages he was near to and was always proud of that. He also began his lifelong study of Judo in Korea. He always had good things to say about the Korean people and nothing at all good to say about war or the governments that waged them
After returning from Korea, Mel went to work at Jeep (Willy’s Overland at the time), holding several jobs in the office and in research. Most notably, he was a programmer for IBM Mainframe computers in the late 1950’s into the early 1960’s and a photographer in the research department in the early 1970’s. While at Jeep, Mel founded two businesses, Rak-Now Inc., a manufacturing business that made vinyl cue stick cases and throw pillows and a t-shirt screen printing business. He loved figuring out how to build and manufacture various products.
Mel was always too independent to enjoy working for anyone but himself so in 197