Past Obituaries - In Loving Memory

Janice Sue Tye
May/3/1946 - May/29/2018
Her smile brightened a room, her laughter filled the air, but on May 29, surrounded by family telling stories that had everyone laughing out loud, Janice Sue Tye passed away.

Successful in life, Jan worked for Champion, Owens Corning and ICM and upon retirement managed Green Meadows Apartments. Family meant everything to Sue, as she was called by the ones closest to her. She never missed a family reunion. It was “her thing” to get every grandkid to ride in the front seat of the latest roller coaster and no one could beat her at video games, especially Yoshi. She loved crafts and you never knew what masterpiece she would create next. Her talent came out in the beautiful ceramic villages, amazing quilts and the incredible Halloween and theatre costumes she made for her grandchildren.
She was a master cook in the kitchen, renowned for making enough to feed her family for a week. (You knew to bring a container for the leftovers!)
Janice will be sorely missed and is survived by her children, Greg (Andi) Tye, Kim (Mike) Connors and Tracy Tye; grandchildren, (Christopher, Taylor, Zachary, Noah, Spencer and Lillie; brother, Jim (Lonna) Lowe; and sisters, Bonnie (Lee) Schertz and Phyllis Whitten. Preceding her in death were her parents, Wayland and Lillie (Wilson) Lowe; and grandson, Jacob Connors. All whom loved her will never forget her wit, charm, and smile.
Janice’s Life Celebration will be Monday June 4, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Urbanski Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, Ohio 419-475-5055. Funeral services will begin Tuesday, June 5, at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, Ohio. Contributions may be made to the family for a graveside memorial marker.



Irene M. Whitman
December/19/1922 - May/29/2018
Irene Marie Whitman, 95 years old of Toledo Ohio passed away peacefully on Tuesday May 29th at 10:36 am at Foundation Park. She graduated from Woodward High School. She married the love of her life William Russell Whitman. Irene was a devout Catholic. She is now with the angels and God where she always wanted to be. Irene was preceded in death by her mother, father, brothers, sisters and great granddaughter Sarah Conn. Irene is survived by her daughter Jenny (Dan) Noggle. Her son Jeff (Linda) Whitman. Her granddaughters Michelle (Ryan) Thurman, Shawna (Scott) Quisenberry, and Melissa Conn. Her grandson Peter (Ellen) Whitman. Her great grand children Mason Thurman, Madison Thurman, Angyl Quisenberry, Kala Quisenberry, Abigail Conn, Malachi Conn, Josiah Conn, Eli Conn, Brittany Whitman, and Logan Whitman. Visitation will be Friday June 1st from 10 to 11 am; at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church 6149 Hill Ave Toledo, Ohio with the funeral mass beginning at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place in her final resting place at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by the Urbanski Funeral Home 2907 Lagrange St Toledo,Ohio.


Geraldine "Jerry" McCreery
January/17/1927 - June/2/2018
Our mother Geraldine “Jerry” McCreery age 91 of Bowling Green joined our father in heaven, Saturday June 2, 2018. She passed away at Northwest Ohio Hospice of Perrysburg. Geraldine was born in Rossford, Ohio on January 17, 1927 to Walter and Helen (Gorka) Jasinski. Geraldine worked for a short time at The” Willys Overland” plant before having her children. Her life’s work was raising her family and being there for them whenever they needed something. She enjoyed cooking her family dinners on Sunday’s after church, sewing, baking and her chocolate. Geraldine loved music and dancing, shopping without buying and always had an open door at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Clayton McCreery Sr, siblings Eugene Jasinski, Evelyn Hubbarth and Walter “Buzzy” Jasinski and great-granddaughter Olivia Cline. She is survived and will be missed by her children Clayton (Marsha) McCreery Jr, David (Denise) McCreery, John (Marian) McCreery, Mary Beth (Michael Stegman) McCreery, Joseph (Cindy Kranz) McCreery, Daniel (Diane) McCreery and Anne Marie (Brian) Cline, sister Linda Pirwitz, 18 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. The family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, Ohio on Friday June 8, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where scripture services will begin at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will begin again on Saturday June 9, 2018 at St. Adalbert Catholic Church in Toledo from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. when the funeral mass will begin. Burial will follow at Toledo Memorial Park.



Kenneth "Tennessee" Blake
July/14/1950 - May/5/2018
Kenneth “Tennessee” Blake age 67 of Colorado and formerly of Toledo passed away May 5, 2018 in Lafayette, CO. Kenneth was born in Toledo on July 14, 1950 to Lloyd and Clara Jane (Holden) Blake. Kenneth was an Ironworker and roofer in the area for years. He was a really good pool player and enjoyed fishing but especially being around people. Kenneth was a big fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Donald Blake, sister Darlene Dempsey and grandson Jacob Worster. Kenneth is survived by his former wife (the love of his life) Bridget, children Crystal (Will), Betty (Billy), JR (Donna), and stepdaughter Rebel (Jim). siblings Ron (Bonnie), Lloyd, Debbie (Wes), Bobbie (Keith) and Doris (Joe). Many grand and great grandchildren also survive him. Memorial services will be at the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 2907 Lagrange St Toledo, Ohio on Saturday June 9, 2018 where the family will be receiving friends from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. with remembrances beginning at 1:00 p.m.



Lovena Mae Strunk
December/8/1941 - May/24/2018
Lovena Mae Strunk, age 76, of Manchester, Ohio passed away May 24, 2018 in Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio. Lovena was born December 8, 1941 in Manchester, Ohio to Minor and Mary (Taylor) Shelton. She married Joseph Strunk and she worked as a nurse’s aide for many years in the Toledo area until 1998.

Surviving are her children: Billy Ray (Frances) Strunk, Lovena (Alvin Saylor) and William Duff; stepchildren: Mary (Butch) Newton, Rosie (Ricky) Greathouse and Billy Joe (Sherry) Strunk; siblings: Robert Shelton, Gene Shelton, Carl Shelton and Myrtle Strange. Also surviving are many grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as step grandchildren and step great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents, daughters Shelby Jean Bloomberg and Linda Mathis, her husband Joseph Strunk and 4 siblings.



Keith Steven Cousino
November/5/1945 - May/22/2018
Keith Steven Cousino, age 72, of Toledo, entered into the loving, welcoming arms of King Jesus peacefully after a long, courageous battle with cancer on May 22, 2018 while listening to Elvis Gospel hymns, holding hands with his wife and with his family by his side. He was born November 5, 1945 to Ransom and Nora Cousino in Toledo.

After graduation from Central Catholic High School, Keith began his four-plus decade career as a boiler operator at E.I. DuPont. In his younger years, he enjoyed boating, skiing, golfing and baseball. Lately, Keith has enjoyed boating, camping, hockey games, yard work and playing Euchre. The apple of Keith’s eye were his young grandchildren, Blake, age 7, Lauren 3 ½, Annabelle 17 months and Will 16 months. His heart danced and sang joyfully just at the mention of their names, not to mention celebrating in their company, much laughter and fun times, playing with them and going to Blake’s hockey and soccer games.

Jesus was Lord of Keith’s life. Keith had a deep passion to follow Jesus. His heart’s desire was for his family and friends to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior and to have a relationship with Jesus. Romans 10:9 says “That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Keith is survived by his wife, Linda who fought tirelessly by his side; sons, Troy (Lindsay) Cousino, Brent (Katie) Cousino, Kyle (Dana) Cousino, Joe (Brenda) Cousino, Jeff (Gina) Cousino, Scott (Michelle) Cousino, Rob (Jen) Cousino; grandchildren, Joey, Andrew, Courtney, Jake, Sarah, Nicki, Scott, Brad, Kelsie, Abigail, Emily, Will, Blake, Lauren, Annabelle, special Goddaughter/Niece, Angel, many nieces, nephews and great grandchildren. Also mourning his passing are siblings, Phyllis, Darrel, Barbara, Forrest, Leland and Ladonna. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Wendell, Virginia, Katherine, Jesse, Calvin, Carol, and Beverly.



Mary "Joanne" Sorge
August/15/1926 - May/16/2018
Mary J. Sorge, age 91, of Toledo, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her loving family on May 16, 2018 in Ebeid Hospice Residence, Sylvania. She was born August 15, 1926 to Frank and Emily (Davis) Brown in Millcreek, Ohio. “Joanne” worked as a beautician for 23 years in the Point Place area.
She went to be with the Lord and the rest of her family, husband, Robert; son, Richard; grandson, Rob; both parents; brothers, James and William; and sisters, Elizabeth, Sharon, and Judy. Joanne will be sadly missed by all those who loved her deeply, her sons; Michael (Waneta), and Thomas (Suzanne); grandchildren, Amy (Steve), Sarah (Scott) and Hidie; and great grandchildren, McGuire, Mollie, Ethan, Mia, Tommy, and Nolan.
Visitation will take place on Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, (419) 475-5055. The funeral service will begin at 10:00 a.m. Monday in the funeral home followed by interment in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.
Joanne’s family would like to thank her pastor, Lilanthi Ward, and friends at Aldersgate United Methodist Church where she was a member. To Brenda, her fellow beautician and friend, thank you for making her beautiful every week.
Thanks for the memories and the love you gave us. You will always be in our hearts and never forgotten.
Memorial Contributions may be directed to ProMedica Ebeid Hospice Residence or to Aldersgate United Methodist Church.



Franklin McKinley Pasco, Jr.
April/24/1959 - May/10/2018
Franklin McKinley Pasco, Jr., age 59 of Toledo, died Friday May 11, 2018 in Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. He was born April 24, 1959 to Franklin and Louise (Hall) Pasco, Jr. in Toledo.


Services were private. Cremation has taken place.



Eva Juanita Kozlowski
November/30/1926 - May/9/2018
Eva Juanita Kozlowski, age 91 of Toledo, passed away Wednesday May 9, 2018 at Northwest Ohio Hospice Toledo. Eva had worked alongside her husband Ted at the Housman laundrymat that they owned for 48 years. She overcame many health obstacles over the years and was a caregiver to Ted for eight years. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband Ted, her parents, four brothers and three sisters. Left to cherish her memories are caring and wonderful nieces and nephews. God bless you all, Auntie Eva.


Eleanor Ann Miller
April/27/1923 - May/2/2018
leanor Ann Miller, age 95 of Toledo, died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in Merit House Nursing Home in Toledo. She was born April 27, 1923 to Walter and Sadie (Szczublewski) Molinski in Toledo. Eleanor was a lifetime member of St. Hedwig Catholic Church and was a volunteer for their church Polish Festival. On November 16, 1940, she married Michael Miller in St. Hedwig Catholic Church, a union lasting until his passing in 1998. She worked for S.S. Kresge Store for over 20 years, was a lifetime member of the St. Francis Guild and also was a Detroit Tigers fan.

Eleanor is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Michael; sisters, Therese Molinski, Henrietta “Hank” Widanka; and brother, Walter Molinski. Mourning her passing are her daughter, Patricia (James) Bieniek; sons, Robert (Marilyn) Miller, and Richard (Sharon) Miller; sister-in-law, Marie Molinski; nephew, Gary; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.



Daniel J. Klosowski
December/10/1946 - April/26/2018
Daniel J. Klosowski, age 71, of Toledo, died Thursday, April 26, 2018 in Concord Care Center in Toledo. He was born December 11, 1946 to Joseph and Alice (Kleparek) Klosowski in Toledo. Dan previously lived in the Polish Village in north Toledo and worked for Chrysler.
Dan was preceded in death by both parents, brother, Thomas, and step-mother, Lucy Klosowski. He is survived by cousin, Frank S. Klosowski.



Sally Anne (Coci/Thomas) Franklin
February/6/1960 - April/27/2018
Sally Anne Franklin, age 58, passed away peacefully on April 27 at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania, Ohio after complications following cancer surgery. She was born on February 6, 1960 to Joseph Coci and Kathleen (Klingbeil) MacGregor.

Her passions in life were supporting her son, Dane and his many accomplishments, evident when she was cheering as he coached Whitmer football and Notre Dame Academy basketball. She enjoyed spending nights out dancing with her ‘dancing buddies’. Additionally, she spent time daily in her prayer chair and embraced photography especially in nature.

Sally’s daily mantra after she left her prayer chair was to ask God to show her somebody that she could make a difference in his or her life. Her final wishes to those she leaves behind, ‘Always take time to be a friend to someone in need and never miss a chance to dance.’ She will always remain your prayer warrior, just in a different location.

Sally is survived by her son, Dane Franklin, former husband Brian Franklin, mother Kathleen MacGregor (Tim), siblings Kim Marie Duran, Toni Thomas, Joni Coci, Phil Thomas (Alice Hamons), Dane Thomas (Amy Petersen), many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless friends. She joins her father Joseph, her grandparents, Sam and Lucille Coci, and Alivin and Eileen Klingbeil.

She will be deeply missed by everyone whose life she touched.



David Alan Martinez
March/10/1953 - April/24/2018
David Alan Martinez age 65 of Toledo passed away Tuesday April 24, 2018 in his residence. David was born in Toledo, Ohio on March 10, 1953 to Prospecto and Irma (Homer) Martinez. David was an accomplished guitarist; He had music in his heart, soul and mind all the time. David also was a "jack of all trades" and could complete task's many couldn't. His parents preceded him in death. David is survived by his forever fiancé Janet Mruk, children Shannon LaBelle(Scott Shaw), Jonathan Martinez (Val Swicegood), Anthony (Kristy) Martinez, Amy Martinez, Michael Bash (Jeanette Capler) sister Linda Mruk, brother Michael (Kim) Martinez, and many loving grand children, great grand kids, nieces, nephews, cousins, and life long friends.


Chester P. Zapadka
July/24/1939 - April/16/2018
hester P. Zapadka, age 78, of Sylvania, passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 at home. He was born to Wladyslaw and Antonina (Banul) Zapadka on July 24, 1939 in Krakow, Poland. Chet and his family emigrated to the United States aboard the S.S. Ernie Pyle in 1947. A graduate of the Woodward High School, he went on to earn a Bachelor of Education and Master of Arts and Education from the University of Toledo in 1962 and 1967 respectively.

Chet subsequently taught Science, Industrial Arts and History, among other subjects at Bedford High School, ultimately becoming vice principal. Following his retirement from teaching in the early 90's, his knowledge of and passion for wine led him to opening The Vineyard and The Vineyard II wine shops along with his friend, Sue St. John. Additionally he worked as Wine Manager at the former Churchill’s grocery store on Central Avenue. In Chester’s time away from work, he enjoyed buying and fixing up properties, which led him to pursuing a real estate license. For leisure, Chet enjoyed traveling to Europe, Las Vegas, the Napa Valley region, Florida and New York. Those who knew him would describe him as humorous, sometimes sarcastic, always loyal, and above all else, a devoted husband.

Chester is preceded in death by his parents, three siblings, and wife, Judith. He is survived by his children: David Zapadka, Anne Marie Zapadka Murray, Michael Wilmoth, Laura (Tim) Mason, and Julia Zapadka; sister, Charlotte Andrews, and six grandchildren.



Mildred Callaghan Granata
April/12/1931 - June/9/2018
Mildred Callaghan Granata

Mildred T. Granata went home to the Lord on Saturday June 9th, the feast of the sacred heart of Mary, with her son and daughters at her side. Millie was a strong woman of faith with an abiding faith and love of her family and friends.

Millie was born in Toledo on April 12, 1931 to John and Gretta (O’Hara) Callaghan. She gradated from Central Catholic High School and attended the University of Toledo. She was married to the love of her life Joseph Granata for 58 years before his death. Family and faith was at the center of Millie and Joe’s life. Together they had four children, shared wonderful times with family and friends, and also together bore the grief of losing their son Kevin in the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech.

Millie’s enjoyment of meeting new people was behind her chosen work as realtor and later part time credit counselor. Whether at work or at home with family and friends, Millie believed in finding reasons to celebrate life with shared stories and laugher, whether over a game of bridge, a dinner or a party. Her sense of humor was always present and together with her faith carried her through the difficulties of life.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Joseph, son Kevin Patrick Granata, brothers John Callaghan and James Callaghan, sisters Eileen Callaghan, MaryJo Brenneman and Joan Walrod.

Remaining to cherish her memory are: her son Paul (Karen) Granata, daughters Eileen Granata and Anne (Steve) Macy, daughter-in-law Linda Granata, grandchildren, Joe and James Granata, William (Deanna) Laney, Sean and Mara Macy, and Alex, Eric and Ellen Granata. Millie is also survived by her sister-in-law Kitty Callaghan and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Millie wished to convey to her family friends how much she loved them.

Visitation will be on Thursday, June 14 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at Christ the King Catholic Church., with the Mass of the Resurrection to be held immediately following visitation at 10:30 am. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Toledo. Memorial donations may be directed to the Kevin P. Granata memorial fund at St. Francis De Sales High School or to the Ursuline Convent. Assisting the family with arrangements, The Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Road Toledo, Ohio.




Chester J. Dyko
August/4/1928 - June/11/2018
Chester J. Dyko, age 89 of Toledo, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018 in Hospice of Northwest Ohio – Toledo. He was born on August 4, 1928 to Walter and Agnes (Borkowski) Dyko in Toledo. After graduating from Woodward High School, Chester served his country in the U.S. Army. Following his military service, he began his career as a letter carrier for the U.S. Post Office. In 1951, he married Vera Clark, a union lasting until her death in 2006, raising five children. Chester was a devout Catholic, serving as an usher at Holy Rosary Cathedral for over 40 years. He was generous with his time and talent, coaching CYO baseball, acting as a Cub Scout leader and donating gallons of blood to the Red Cross. Chester’s teams were the Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Steelers. Those who knew him best describe him as having the ideal blend of strength and kindness with a sense of humor, patience and practicality as well.

Mourning Chester’s passing are his children, Rose Dyko, Margaret Pflager, Francis (James) Randolph, Christopher Dyko and Christine Dyko. Also mourning are his grandchildren, Lisa, Christopher Jr., Mary Beth and Aryanna. Preceding him in death are his wife of 54 years, Vera; parents; and siblings Angela, Ted, Sylvester, Mary and John along with “son-in-law,” Michael Foley.

Visitation will take place on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 2907 Lagrange Street, 419 244-4611. Additional visitation will take place from 9:00 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Friday, June 15, 2018 in Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral. The Funeral Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.




Walter J. Pakulski
November/25/1930 - June/11/2018
Walter J. Pakulski, age 87, a longtime resident of Toledo's Polish Village, passed away peacefully Monday, June 11, 2018. Walter was born on November 25, 1930 to Felix and Mary (Michalak) Pakulski.

Walt lived by the wise philosophy of "church, family and community." Walt married the love of his life, Maryann Glowczewski, in 1959 and they enjoyed 56 years of marriage before her death in 2016. His most notable trait was being a very positive person. Walt was always looking for good things no matter what the situation. His signature greeting was, "What's the good word?"

In his career as an educator and an insurance man for the community, he serviced others. He believed in and taught the value of education, especially how it could open up new possibilities for a person and their community. He consistently asked new acquaintances where they went to school and encouraged lifelong learning. His children fondly remember their summer vacations staying on college campuses so he could complete continuing education courses while providing a low-cost family vacation, all while exposing the kids to a university campus.

Walt's own educational history included attending Webster School (where Eleanor Roosevelt handed him his nursery school diploma), Parkland, then Woodward High School, graduating in 1949. He earned his Bachelor's of Education degree in 1953 from the University of Toledo. After graduation, Walter joined the U.S. Army during the Korean War; he was a member of the 9th Infantry Division. His first professional teaching position was at Airport Community Schools in Carleton, MI. Simultaneously, Walt earned his Masters degree in Administration and Guidance Counseling with a Driver Education minor. Walt eventually became the Director of Guidance and Counseling and Director of Driver Education at Mason Consolidated Schools in Erie, MI, where he served for 33 more years. Many of Walt's past students (and all his children) remember memorizing and discussing Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address," as he thought it set a moral compass for the country in a very concise way. He greatly respected members of the United States Armed Forces and deeply appreciated their sacrifices to protect our great country.

Walter demonstrated his skill as a driving instructor as he taught his seven children and multiple people in the community. Walt was knowledgeable, well read, and humorous. He enjoyed acquiring news from any venue. He would cut out and give you written information (lovingly referred to as "homework") that he deemed relevant to you. Walt was a lifelong member of St. Adalbert Catholic Church where he was active in the Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus, and was a member of the school board. Walt also ran his own insurance agency out of his home. Walt was very involved in his children's and grandchildren's lives. He was a leader in the Cub Scouts and in coaching sports teams.

He is survived by his children David (Dorothy) Pakulski, Steven Pakulski, Ann Marie (Fred) Burdick, Drs. Laura (Kelly) McGuire, Carol (Charlie) Scally, Robert (Jennifer) Pakulski and Sarah (Mark) Bratt, as well as 16 grand-children Lauren, Ryan, Alex and Krista Burdick, Michael , Jessica Isaacs, Julie, Kyle, Connor, Logan, Liam and Aubrey McGuire, Jacob, Brooke and Zachary Scally, and Claire Pakulski. Walter was preceded in death by his parents and wife Maryann, and brothers Joseph, John, Stanley and Edward.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Saints Adalbert and Hedwig Catholic Church. Please consider spreading a good word or doing a random act of kindness in Walt's memory. The family thanks the special caregivers at Kingston Residence of Sylvania for their compassionate care.





JoAnne Marie (Hamilton) Connor
April/14/1929 - June/13/2018
JoAnne Marie (Hamilton) Connor



JoAnne passed away peacefully in her sleep Wednesday morning June 13, 2018 at the Heartland at ProMedica Flower Hospital Campus. JoAnne was born in Toledo, April 14, 1929 to Richard and Lillian (Deubler) Watson. She is preceded in death by first husband, Harold K. Hamilton, and her second, loving husband, Robert E. Connor and her only sister, Joyce Rager; grandparents Edward (Lois) Watson, George (Molly) Deubler; parents, Lillian (William) Klockowski and Richard (Gladys) Watson, in-laws, Harry and Rachel Hamilton, daughter, Suzanne Marie Hamilton, son, William (Pookie) Hamilton, stepson, Robin Scott Connor, stepbrothers, Robert (Ruth) Klockowski and John (Barb) Klockowski, and nephew, Rob Ray Klockowski. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Steve and Pat Hamilton; granddaughters Katheryn Louise (Steven) Munger and Rebecca “Becca” Suzanne Hamilton (husband soon-to-be Shawn Small); great granddaughter, Claire Munger, brother-in-law Dick Rager of Fairfield, OH; nephews, Richard (Donna) Rager and David (Rosa) Klockowski; loving in-laws, Pat Hamilton, Kenneth Bucher, and Norman (Sharon) Hamilton, and 7 godchildren.

JoAnne attended Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Grade School and the Harriet Whitney Vocational High School, graduating in 1947. She belonged to the Alpha Phi Mu Alumni organization and started working while in high school at the Rupp and Bowman Co. She worked for the Dean and Barry Paint Co. with great family friend William Dombrowski for 23 years and later at Wooley’s Diner in West Toledo for eight years prior to retiring to Florida with Bob Connor from 1991 to 1999. She was a lifetime Auxiliary Member of VFW Post #2898.

JoAnne’s family would like to recognize the friendship and help given to her by longtime family friend, Joanne Mierzwiak and would also like to express their appreciation for the excellent, attentive care given to her these last few months by the entire staff of Heartland at Promedica.

Visitation for friends and family will be held this Friday June 15, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo, OH (419) 475-5055. The Reverend Bradford Scott of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will be officiating at the memorial service Saturday at 9:00 a.m. at Urbanski Funeral Home, with Interment following in Calvary Cemetery.

JoAnne has asked that any remembrances be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Laskey Road, Toledo, or the Filling Memorial Home of Mercy, N160 State Route 108, Napoleon, OH 43545, in memory of her Billy (Pookie) Hamilton.



Gerri Lynn Musser
September/21/1954 - June/10/2018
Gerri Lynn Musser, age 63 of Oregon, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018 in Hospice of Northwest Ohio – Perrysburg. She was born September 21, 1954 o John and Pauline (Culpepper) Seggie in Cleveland, Ohio. Always an industrious woman, Gerri’s first job was in the KFC owned by her parents. In the years since, she worked as a bookkeeper for Musser Restoration and Remodeling, Kaczmaier’s Market, Toddler Tech and Sea Level Scuba – many of these concurrently. She enjoyed boating as a member of Harbor View Yacht Club, traveling on the Sea Level Scuba dive trips and sunning by the pool. She delighted in the time she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. All who knew Gerri will miss her cheerful demeanor, positive attitude, kind words and near-limitless consideration for others.
Gerri is survived by her husband of nearly 47 years, Dale; sons, James (Heather) Musser, and Brian (Christy Austin) Musser; siblings, Laura (Bart) Lea, Jill (Gordan) Negaard, and John (Susan) Seggie; and grandchildren, Nikki, Alec, David (Danielle), Susan (Justin), Nick, Ana (Joey), and Shawn. Also mourning her passing are great-grandchildren, Nala, Parker, David, Donovan, Dana, Maci, Xavier, Faith, Penelope, Lily, Penny and Wade; close friend, Chris Harrigan and special “daughter-in-law”, Theresa Osborn.
The Life Celebration for Gerri will take place from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2018 in the Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo, 419-475-5055. Funeral Services will begin in the funeral home on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.
Memorial tributes in lieu of flowers may be directed to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.



Maria Isabel Dominguez
August/19/1979 - June/11/2018
Maria Isabel Dominguez, age 38, of Toledo, died Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in the Cleveland Clinic - Cleveland, Ohio. She was born on August 18, 1979 to Jose and Dolores (Perez) Dominguez in Toledo. Maria enjoyed music, cooking for her family and going out dancing. She was outgoing, kind-hearted and loved being around her family.

Maria is survived by her mother, Dolores Perez; son, Julian Dominguez; siblings, Andrea (Rafael), and Jose along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father; grandparents, Elizabeth Guzman and Gilbert Perez; son, Paul Martinez, Jr.; and brother, Luis Dominguez.

Visitation will take place on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 10 a.m. until noon with funeral services beginning at noon. Interment will follow in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery.



Delphine Dowgiert
April/3/1925 - July/7/2018
Delphine Dowgiert age 93 of Sylvania, Ohio, formerly of Hamtramck, Michigan and West Toledo, passed away July 7, 2018 in Heartland at ProMedica in Sylvania. Delphine was born April 3, 1925 in Hamtramck, Michigan to Marian and Teofila (Soltys) Kensicki. She married Edward Dowgiert October 15, 1949 in St. Florian Catholic Church. Del was a secretary for Flex-o-Tube and Dodge Main in Detroit until retiring in 1950. Delphine was a parishioner of St. Clement Catholic Church for over 40 years and she worked for the Lucas County Board of Elections for many years at the Westwood Elementary Polling Station.



Surviving are her loving children, daughters, Sharon Brown and Barbara Kolling and son Timothy Dowgiert. Delphine was a loving “Babci” to her six grandchildren: Sydney Brown, Shawna Dowgiert, Samantha (Jamie) Brown, Sheila Dowgiert, Haley Brown and Griffin Brown along with two great grandchildren Mackenzie and Jadyn. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Edward and two brothers, Eugene and Robert Kensicki.



Visitation will be Tuesday July 10, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Rd (419) 475-5055. Funeral services will begin Wednesday, July, 11, at 9:15 a.m. in the funeral home with the Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. in the St. Clement Catholic Church, Toledo, Ohio. Interment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, Ohio.



Shirley Johanna (Veith) Carpenter
January/19/1935 - July/8/2018
Shirley Johanna (Veith) Carpenter, age 83, of Toledo, Ohio passed away on Sunday, July 8th, 2018 peacefully at her home while surrounded by family. She was born January 19, 1935 to Otis and Helen (Schonder) Benge.

She was a loving wife, caring mother, generous and compassionate grandmother, and a thoughtful friend. Her personality was one of a kind, something that no one could match. She had the best sarcasm and could make the whole room laugh.

Shirley worked as a waitress in East Toledo, as a line worker at APEX, and then retired as a Chief Switch Board Operator for The Medical College of Ohio after 23 years. She was known by her colleagues as a very dedicated woman. Shirley set a great example for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Her motto was, “If you want something you must work for it; nothing in life is given to you.”

Shirley was an avid bowler at Lido Lanes, and a die-hard Elvis Presley fan. She enjoyed watching NASCAR and the Pittsburgh Steelers and reading mystery novels. She loved reminiscing about old stories, keeping in contact with her large family through hour-long phone calls, long car rides and taking the scenic route.

Shirley made a large impact with everyone she met. If you shared a hug, a joke, a sarcastic remark, or just a conversation with her, you knew how truly remarkable, inspiring, and selfless of a person she was.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Otis and Helen Benge; husband, Benny A. Carpenter Sr.; daughter, Kelley Speelman; son, Benny A. Carpenter Jr.; son-in-law, James Bricker; brother, Otis Benge; sisters, Becky Fitzpatrick and Noreen Rank; and her special friend Joyce Manning. She is survived by her children, Carl (Donna) Veith Jr., Tina (John) Harman, Tonya Anderson/Bricker, Michael (Sherri) Veith Sr., and Chris (Robin) Carpenter; son-in-law, Walt Speelman; daughter-in-law, Theresa Carpenter; siblings, LouAnn Lowery, Timothy (Sue) Benge, Beverly (Ron) Dahmer, and Karen St. Clair; 22 grandchildren, and 42 great grandchildren.

Shirley’s life celebration will be Friday July 13 from noon until the Funeral begins at 6:00 p.m. in Urbanski Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, Ohio 419-475-5055



Ted Polek
November/10/1922 - July/8/2018
Ted Polek, age 95, passed away peacefully on July 8, 2018 while living at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky, Ohio. Ted was born to John and Anna (Barnak) Polek on November 10, 1922 in Toledo, Ohio.
Ted served his country with the U. S. Army Air Corps as a staff sergeant for three years in World War II, participating in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater.
He was a member of the Buddy Frankowski VFW Post 5530 for over 20 years and officiated as a Burial Corp member for many of his fellow veterans. Helping to cook for the retirees for ten of those years was one of his favorite things. Ted was also a member of the Catholic War Vets Jude Thaddeus Post 1675. Ted enjoyed playing cards at the Zablocki Senior Center on Lagrange Street every week.
Ted was employed at the Jeep Plant for 34 years, until retiring in 1976.
As a long time and faithful parishioner of St. Hedwig Church, Ted was always willing to contribute to any cause for his church.
Ted is survived by his nephew, Tom (Ann) Warchol; great-niece, Katie Warchol; nephew, Ron Polek; step-daughter, Gloria Jean Regulski; step-grandchildren, Gary (Linnea) Regulski, Gail (Joseph) Simpson; and great step-grandchildren, Alexandra and Sydney. Preceding Ted in death were his wife, Martha (Wieczorek); sister, Annette Warchol; brother-in-law, Val Warchol; brother, Walter Polek, and step son-in-law, Gerald Regulski.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Adalbert Catholic Church, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Family and friends may visit at the Urbanski Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home 2907 Lagrange St. Toledo, Ohio (419) 244-4611 on Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. when the Rosary will be prayed by the Catholic War Vets. Closing prayers will begin in the funeral home on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 9:15 a.m., followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. in St. Adalbert Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery.



Sister Mary Joan Furlong, SND
May/25/1934 - July/22/2018
Sister Mary Joan Furlong, 84, formerly known as Sister Mary Joan Frances, died on July 22, 2018, at the Ursuline Center, Toledo. Sister Joan entered the Sisters of Notre Dame in February, 1952, following her older sisters Sister Mary Leo and Sister Mary Beatrice Ann, who entered the community earlier.

Born Eleanor Frances on May 25, 1934, in Bellevue, Ohio, she was the fifth child of the six children of Leo Patrick and Catherine Beatrice (O’Donnell) Furlong. Sister became an Aspirant with the Sisters of Notre Dame while a student at Notre Dame Academy. She received two degrees in education from Mary Manse College and principal certification from Ball State University and the University of Dayton.

Sister began her highly effective teaching career as a first-grade teacher in diocesan elementary schools: Fremont, St. Joseph; Fostoria, St. Wendelin; Monroeville, St. Joseph; Napoleon, St. Augustine; Toledo, Christ the King and St. Michael. For 28 years she was principal at St. Joseph, Maumee; St. Mary, Muncie, IN; Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Carmel, IN; St. John Elementary School, Delphos, OH; and St. Anthony, Temperance, MI. Sister Joan also spent one year in the Catholic Youth and School Services office of the Toledo Diocese. Retiring from education, Sister used her gift of accuracy as finance assistant for the Sisters of Notre Dame from 2003-2010 and other community service for six years before becoming a resident of the Ursuline Center in September 2016.

Preceding her in death are her sisters Sister Mary Leo and Ann Marie Friend and her brother James. Surviving are her sister Sister Mary Beatrice Ann and brother Lawrence Patrick, who is an associate of the Sisters of Notre Dame.

Visitation will be at the Sisters of Notre Dame Center at 5900 Davis Road, Whitehouse, OH on Wednesday, July 25 from 2:30-5 p.m. The vigil service with sharing of memories will be at 5:00 p.m., and the funeral Mass at 7:00 p.m. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery on Thursday morning, July 26, at 9:30 a.m.

Any tributes may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame at 3912 Sunforest Court, Toledo, OH 43623.



Robert E. Rahman Jr.
August/10/1944 - July/26/2018
Robert E. Rahman Jr., age 73, passed away on Thursday, July 26th, 2018 in Hospice of NWO surrounded by family and friends. Robert was born on August 10th, 1944 in Toledo, Ohio to Robert and Jean (Carsten) Rahman. He graduated from St Francis de Sales High School in 1962. Bob attended U.T. for a year before joining the US Marine Reserves, serving from 1963-1969. On May 22nd, 1965 he married his friend for life, Mary Burge. Together, they had a son and a daughter.
Bob started his working career at Kroger in 1960 and held various positions. In 1966, Bob started his 5 year apprenticeship for Local 50 Plumbers and Pipefitters. He worked for Graham Plumbing, Bradwell, Campbell, Inc. and Dimech Services before retiring in 2005 with 40 years of service. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing, traveling, and attending his grandsons’ sporting events. He also enjoyed playing games and spending time with his family, friends and granddogs. Bob spent 32 years of great times at Dewey Lake in Brooklyn MI. He enjoyed spending countless hours pulling his children, grandsons and neighbors skiing, tubing, and knee boarding behind his boat. Bob felt fortunate and honored to have had the opportunity to be a driver for Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio. He was also a proud member of the Bradwell Breakfast Club.
Bob was diagnosed on September 12, 2012 with stage 4 prostate cancer. He endured various treatments during his battle with the disease. During that battle, he was fortunate enough to take the trip of a lifetime with his whole family to Alaska.
Surviving are his loving wife of 53 years, Mary; daughter, Tamra Rahman; son, Robert (Kerri) Rahman and 4 grandsons; Andrew, Brandon, Seth and Trent. Also surviving are his mother Jean Rahman, his 4 brothers: Donald (Elaine), Kenneth, Thomas (Doris), and Jeffrey (Holly) Rahman and his sister Patricia (Tim) Armstrong. Bob was preceded in death by his father Robert and his sister Sharon McPherson.
Robert’s Life Celebration will take place Monday July 30, 2018 at Urbanski funeral home, a Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Rd Toledo, Ohio from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The visitation will continue at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday morning until the Funeral Service begins at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be held in Toledo Memorial Park, after cremation takes place. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Robert’s name to Hospice of NWO



Dr. Michael J. "Sonny" Ahern III
January/20/1939 - July/18/2018
Dr. Michael J. “Sonny” Ahern III, age 79, died July 18, 2018 in the V.A. Medical Center in Bay Pines, Florida. Michael was born January 22, 1939 to Michael J. and Catherine (Cameron) Ahern II. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 until 1962. Michael graduated from Salem State College in 1965 and the University of Tennessee in 1974. He began his career at the University of Toledo, where he taught Finance in the College of Business Administration and later retired as Professor Emeritus in 1993.
Michael lived in Ottawa Hills, Ohio but had a beach home in Wellfleet, Massachusetts where he enjoyed entertaining his friends during the summer. He particularly loved fireworks on the 4th of July. Michael enjoyed playing cards and Scrabble but hated to lose, so he chose not to lose often. He not only was intelligent, but he also had a vast knowledge of a plethora of topics. Michael will be remembered as an intellectual with common sense who enjoyed collecting educational degrees.
Surviving are his son, Dennis Ahern; stepson, Russell Ahern; sister, Muriel (“Blackie”) Black; sister-in-law, Carole Hill; nieces, Bonnie Hart and Susan Norton; and nephew, James Black. Also surviving is his cousin Dan (Sharron) Cameron who was by his side through his final days. Preceding him in death were his parents and brother, Ronny Hill.

Dr. Ahern’s Life Celebration will be held Tuesday August 14 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the Urbanski Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Rd., Toledo, Ohio where the funeral service will begin at 6:00 p.m. with Pastor Nate Elarton presiding.



Sandy Bodie
March/12/1939 - August/12/2018
Sandy Bodie, age 79 of Luna Pier, MI passed away peacefully in her sleep at Aspen Grove Memory Care Facility in Lambertville, MI on Sunday, August 12, 2018. The family would like to thank the staff for their outstanding love and support. Sandy was born in Santa Rosa, TX on March 12, 1939, to Martin and Lucy Hinojosa.

Sandy’s beautiful smile and giggly laughs were contagious. She would enliven any room she walked into with her cheery high pitched voice saying, “hello!” Sandy was always there if anyone needed her help, or just to lend an ear and listen. When her three children were in grade school, she enjoyed participating in the parent/teacher organization at St. John’s Elementary School in Point Place, OH. Boating and sailing with family and friends were one of her many pleasures she loved doing. Sandy and her husband, Harry, were very active members at Jolly Rogers Sailing Club, and together they spent countless summer days cruising on the waters of Lake Erie. Sandy’s other pleasures included traveling, bowling, playing golf, tennis, and shuffleboard, and if a card game were to break out among family and friends, she would pull up a chair with her beautiful smile ready to play–and win–especially in rummy against Harry!

Sandy had a wonderful career that she absolutely loved, which was talking, selling, and writing... and boy was she good at it! She retired from Value City Furniture with an outstanding reputation in the company as the top sales rep. If you would ask her during her later years of life, “how did you get that bump on the back of your hand,” she would jokingly respond, “it’s from writing so many sales slips.” Her sense of humor will definitely be something family and friends will remember forever.

Sandy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. She leaves to cherish her memory husband, Harry Bodie; children, Mike (Kim) Bodie, Jeff Bodie, and Janet Block; grandchildren, Mike Jr., Matt, Tim, Ken, Ryan, Brent, Lucy and Jack; brothers, Roy Hinojosa and Henry (Alice) Hinojosa; sisters, Emma Rios, Esmeralda McGill, Elvia Hinojosa and Irma Hinojosa.


Sandra’s Life Celebration will be Wednesday, August 22, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Urbanski Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, Ohio where a Scripture Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friends may gather Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church 2214 Manhattan St. Erie, Michigan, where the Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery Toledo, Ohio will be handled privately at a later date.




Marion Dennis Rutkowski
August/14/1930 - August/21/2018
Marion Dennis Rutkowski passed away peacefully on August 21, 2018 where he joined his beloved wife Mae in Heaven, on their 64th wedding anniversary.

Marion was born August 14, 1930 and he attended Macomber High School. Marion worked at Toledo Plate and Window Glass Company until his retirement, after which he then worked as a courier for Mid-Am Bank. Marion was born and raised in the “LaGrinka” neighborhood and was very proud of his polish roots and traditions. He also played the drums with the “Polkats” for numerous years at local weddings and other polish events. He was a very kind man and the tall strength of our family; he had so much pride in his children and their families. Marion was a proud U.S. Army Korean War Veteran.

Marion was preceded in heaven by his wife Mae, Parents Alexander and Martha, Sister Rosemary, brother David, daughter Pam Malkowski, and grandson Jeff Malkowski. He is survived by daughters, Sue (John) Marchbanks, Robin Rutkowski (Frank High), Son-in-law Dave Malkowski, grandchildren Melanie Marchbanks, Shannon, Harrison, Dustin Marchbanks, Ryan Malkowski, Lindsay Malkowski, Mallory Smigielski and Jacob Smigielski, great grandchildren, Domonick, Brianna, Alexis, Caleena, Calvin, Landon, Ryland, Audri, Malayah and Nolan who will forever cherish and pay forward his undying love, Generosity and kindness.

The family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd Toledo,Ohio on Saturday August 25, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be at a later date in Calvary Cemetery.



Christopher W. Robbins Sr
November/17/1967 - August/23/2018
Christopher W Robbins Sr.

November 17, 1967- August 23, 2018

Christopher (Chris) Robbins Sr. age 50, of Toledo ,Ohio, passed away on August 23, 2018 in Toledo ,Ohio.

Chris was born on November 17,1967 to Jackie and Joyce (Dozier) Robbins.
Chris was a loving family man and great friend to many. He had a long career as a truck driver; working for several companies and finally for himself. He was proud to own his own truck which allowed him the freedom to be home whenever he wished. He had many hobbies which included summer camping trips with his family, hanging out with friends and many rides on his second love: His 2006 Harley Davidson Road King. He had an infectious laugh, a big smile and an even bigger heart. He will be missed dearly by all that knew him.
Chris was preceded in death by his mother and is survived by: His father, his two brothers, Byron and Jack(Angie) Robbins, his wife Elizabeth and four children: Marybeth Yeager, Kendra (Ben) Crosby, Samantha (Charles Cox) Robbins, and Christopher Wayne Robbins Jr, as well as three grandchildren (Melody, Nora and Zac), countless nieces and nephews, great nieces, great nephews, other family and friends and special friends: his two best buds Dan (Robin) Jenkins and Brian Forbes, and second "wife" Karen Jacobiak. Rest in Peace Big Guy and ride through the skies proudly. We all love you.
Memorial Services will be held at Urbanski Funeral Home at 5055 Secor Road Toledo, Ohio 43623 on Monday, August 27, 2018 from 2pm-4pm. Family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the American Kidney Fund. Visit kidneyfund.org and click on donate now. Give in Honor. Thank you.




Olivia Moya
December/21/1944 - August/26/2018
Olivia Moya age 73 of Toledo passed away Sunday August 26,2018 at Toledo Hospital. She was born on December 21, 1944 in Sandusky, Ohio to Antonio and Antonia (Lara) Castillo Sr. Olivia enjoyed spending her time at the Zablocki senior center, doing word search puzzles, going to yard sales, dancing, shaking her fist and wheaty wheaty. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Delfino Moya Sr, and sons Delfino Moya Jr and Jose Antonio Moya Sr. She is survived her children Cynthia (Kevin) Brubaker, Linda Moya-Arciva and Rudy (Sandra) Moya Sr, brothers Rudy Castillo and Roger (aggie) Castillo, sisters Tammy Fonseca and Gina Salinas. Olivia is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 2907 Lagrange St Toledo, Ohio on Friday August 31, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. where funeral services will begin at 4:00 p.m. Burial will be held at a later date.




Viola M. Palmer
April/14/1928 - August/29/2018
Vi M. Smith Palmer age 90 of Oregon, Ohio, formerly of Point Place, passed away peacefully at home and went to be with her heavenly angels August 29, 2018. Vi was born April 14, 1928 in Toledo, Ohio to Melvin and Mildred (Goss) Never. She was the first born of 11 children and the only girl. Vi had 6 children and loved her family dearly. She started working at a young age as a waitress and later worked for All American Coach. Vi was a high class woman with a budget. She will be remembered for her cooking, baking and the Sunday dinners she loved to make. Vi enjoyed making special birthday cakes for her children grandchildren and great grandchildren. Vi was formerly a member of the Placers Car Club, as well as the ladies auxiliary of the Point Place VFW and American Legion posts.

Surviving are her loving children, Dennis Smith, Kimber (Dan) Karamol, Brian (Sara) Smith and Tonya (Tom Vanscoyoc) Leu; brothers, Jerry Never, Sr. and Danny Never. Also surviving are many grandchildren and great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. Preceding her in death were her parents, her husbands Harry N. Smith Sr. and John “Jack” Palmer, 8 brothers and her sons, Harry N. Smith Jr. and Wesley D. Smith.

Vi’s Life Celebration will be Tuesday September 4, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Rd (419) 475-5055. Funeral services will begin Wednesday September 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, Ohio.

The family would like to give special thanks to the Great Lakes Caring Hospice Care Team and Attorney Jennifer Antonini for their love and care. Contributions may be made to Great Lakes Caring Hospice.



Lucille J. Cordray
-MONTH/-DAY-/2018 - August/30/2018
Lucille J. Cordray of Lambertville, MI passed away August 30, 2018 at home after a brief illness. Lucille was born in Lakewood, Ohio to William and Bertha (Morah) Devers. Lucille graduated from Temperance High School in 1943 and went to Beauty School. She owned a Beauty Shop on Sylvania Ave. by Toledo’s 5 Points area until she married Carlton Cordray November 30, 1951 in Collingwood United Methodist Church. Lucille was a member of Collingwood United Methodist Church for over 60 years until they closed and then attended Aldersgate United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and especially baking, which she learned from her mother. Lucille continued working at various West Toledo Salons until she retired in 2014. Later in life she enjoyed the bus trips, Caribbean Cruises and trips to Ft. Meyers FL with her brother and sister in law Vin and Joan Devers.



Surviving are her loving children, Joyce (Jerry) Steffes, Boyd Cordray, Duane (Paula) Cordray, Phillip (Pam) Cordray, Brian (Beverly) Cordray and Roger (Amy) Cordray; 13 grandchildren, Amanda (Mike) Lester, Brad and Breeanna Steffes, Amy (Rick) Read, Sanya, Felicia and Nick Cordray, Jake, Dillon and Alexa Cordray, Brittany (Jerry) Chmielewski, Carlton (Sarah) Cordray and Ashley (J.J.) Stark. Also surviving are many great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband Carlton and her son Alan.



Visitation will be Tuesday September 4, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Rd Toledo, Ohio (419) 475-5055. Funeral services will begin Wednesday September 5, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park, Toledo, Ohio. The family wants to thank the staff of Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their in home-care and their loving compassion. Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.



Richard H. Fuss
July/26/1938 - September/9/2018
Richard H. Fuss - Beloved father, husband, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend went home to be with the Lord Sunday, September 9, 2018. He was born in Toledo, Ohio on July 26, 1938 to Frank and Josephine (Nalodka) Fuss. Rich graduated from Macomber High School in 1956 and began his career at Ohio Bell.



Richard married his loving wife Margaret McCoy on September 5, 1959. He devoted his life to Margie and their children, whom always came first. Richard worked for Ohio Bell from which he retired in 1991 after 35 years of service. After retirement Richard and Margie adopted their two granddaughters and raised them as their own after the death of their daughter Laura. Richard loved sports especially baseball, golf and bowling. He was an avid fisherman and loved to spend his time outdoors and on the water. During his retirement, Rich enjoyed meeting his friends for coffee. Richard was a member of Saint Clement Catholic Church in Toledo, Ohio.



To treasure his memory, Richard leaves behind his children, Kenneth (Chandra) Fuss, Larry Fuss, Jennifer Fuss, Cara (Dave) Bojarski, Nichole (Tony) Longeway, and Christina Breitner-Fuss. Richard also leaves behind his sister, Barbara (Bruce) Dickey and his grandchildren, Jeremy (Janine) Phillips, Hannah and Seth Bojarski, Rebecca Fuss, Loren (Chris) Vaughn and Angelina Fuss. Also surviving are his great grandchildren, Elijah Dougherty, Raeleigh Vaughn and Brantley and Addison Longeway. Preceding him in death were his parents, wife of 45 years, Margie and his daughter, Laura Fuss Breitner.



Rich’s Life Celebration will begin Thursday September 13, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, OH, 419-475-5055. Funeral services will begin Friday September 14, at 9:00 a.m. with the Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m., in St Clement Catholic Church, 3030 Tremainsville Rd, Toledo, Ohio. Interment will be private at a later date in Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider contributions to Laura's House, 220 Michigan Avenue, Coldwater, Michigan 49036 or St. Clement Catholic Church. “No farewell words were spoken, No time to say goodbye - you were gone before we knew it and only God knows why”.



Frances Lee Syvert
March/3/1953 - September/9/2018
Frances Lee Syvert, age 65 of Toledo, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the Franciscan Care Center. She was born March 3, 1953 to Raymond A. and Victoria M. (Yakubowski) Syvert in Toledo, Ohio. Frances was a special person who loved her life, her family and her friends.
Frances was preceded in death by both parents in 1990; brother-in-law, John Schuchert in 2018; niece Megan Schuchert in 1997; and nephew, Matt Ruch in 1999. She is survived by her siblings, Raymond Syvert, Mary Patricia Syvert, Catherine Schuchert, Veronica (Dave) Ruch, Victoria (Jim) Wells, Michael Syvert and Liza Syvert. She is also survived by; nieces Kristen (Gary) Sprayberry, Lisa Ruch and Michelle Ruch; nephews, Tim (Pauline) Wells, Steve (Shannon Abbott) Ruch; great nieces, Ainsley and Harper Sprayberry and great nephew, Odin Ruch.
Visitation for Frances will be held from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 14, 2018 at the Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo, (419) 475-5055. Additional visitation will take place on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until the Funeral Mass begins at 10:00 a.m. in St. Adalbert Catholic Church, 3233 Lagrange Street, Toledo. Interment will follow in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.
The family would like to thank all the caregivers who looked after Frances since 1991 including those Larc Lane Center in Toledo and the Advent Center in Sylvania, Ohio. The family would also like to thank Hospice of Northwest Ohio, the Franciscan Care Center and the Luther Home of Mercy. Special thanks to caregivers Mahalia Owens, Janice Jones and Carla Walker. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial tributes be directed to either St. Adalbert Catholic Church or Gesu Catholic Church in Toledo.



Ruth M. Knorr
January/6/1945 - September/16/2018
Ruth M. Knorr, age 73 of Toledo, died Sunday, September 16, 2018 in Hospice of Northwest Ohio’s Toledo campus. She was born January 6, 1945 to Thaddeus and Theresa (Makulinski) Jankowski in Toledo. A 1962 graduate of Whitmer High School, she married Dale E. Knorr on June 19, 1971 in Christ the King Catholic Church. Ruth worked for NCR, Owens Illinois and retired as a secretary from Dana Corporation in 2015.
Ruth is survived by her husband, Dale; sister, Nancy (Bob) Strack; and brother, Jeff (Kathy) Jankowski. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation for Ruth will take place Friday, September 21, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until her Funeral Mass begins at 10:00 a.m. in Christ the King Catholic Church, 4100 Harvest Lane, Toledo, Ohio. Interment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park in Sylvania, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Josina Lott Foundation, 120 South Holland Sylvania Road, Toledo, Ohio 43615.



Wilford R. Bennett
September/9/1944 - September/17/2018
Wilford R. Bennett, age 74, of Swanton, formerly of West Virginia, died Monday, September 17, 2018 in his home. He was born September, 9, 1944 in Mt. Clare, West Virginia. Over the course of his life, “Will” had worked as a coal miner, mechanic and a truck driver. He was a fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Pittsburgh Steelers as well as a collector of die-cast semi trucks. Those who knew him best would describe Will as “grumpy,” always complaining about having to drive the grandkids somewhere – while at the same time loving every minute of it.
Wilford was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, daughter, Tammy, wife, Jeanette Bronson, and son-in-law, Carl Brown. He is survived by his family; Mary Jo (John) Hall, Patty Lou Wise, Pamela (Jason) Marquis, Robin (Bobby) Thomas and Debbie Brown; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ray and Betty Robbins. Also surviving are special granddaughter, Kay Mohas, 18 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
The family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo, (419) 475-5055 on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. until funeral services begin at 6:00 p.m.



Salome Torres
October/31/1926 - September/25/2018
Salome Torres age 91 of Toledo passed away Tuesday September 25, 2018. He was born October 31, 1926 to Cesario Torres and Ellisa Villches in Kingsville,TX. Salome had many jobs during his lifetime, his most recent was for the Toledo Overseas Terminal. Salome enjoyed fishing, watching baseball and spending time at the former Toledo Raceway Park. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Edwarda “LaLa" Torres, daughters, Yolanda “Gloria” Shanteau and Jessica, son, Oscar I, 1 brother and 2 sisters.
He is survived by his children, Ema (Ramon Reyes Jr) Casares, Lavin Torres, Oscar II (Julie) Torres, Mario (Terry Stevens) Torres, Fernando (Alice) Torres, Marcus (Vicki) Torres, other significant children, Lisa (Edward) Mitchell, Johnny Blue, Cindie (Dave) Torres, and Rachel Doyle. He is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren. “Now you can rest grandpa, you'll always be loved and missed”
The family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home 2907 Lagrange St on Thursday October 4, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. where memorial services will begin at 2:00p.m. Graveside services will be Friday 11:00 a.m. in Calvary Cemetery.




Samuel E. Addis
June/11/1953 - October/2/2018
Samuel E. Addis, age 65 of Toledo, died Tuesday, October 2, 2018 in Heartland at ProMedica, Sylvania, Ohio. He was born June 11, 1953 to Samuel H and Flora M. (Smith) Addis in Toledo. “Ed” was a 20+ year veteran of the U.S. Navy as a Boiler Technician Chief Petty Officer. After his service in the Navy, Sam worked as an Investigator for the Lucas County Veterans Service Commission, and also utilized his love of racing when he worked as a pits official on the ARCA Travel Race Circuit. Sam enjoyed camping, fishing and golf and will be remembered as a good man who could make people laugh.
Sam was preceded in death by both parents; son, Tony Addis; sister, Evelyn Ginter-Goodwin, granddaughters, Amanda and Madison; and brother-in-law, Dale Never. Left to mourn his passing are his wife, Charna; children, Douglas (JoJo) Addis, Paula Lemois, Tammy (Chris) Krueger, and Angel Addis; siblings, Marilyn Never, Cheryl (Jan) Addis, Douglas (Julie) Addis, and Annie (Ben) Greco; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and mother-in-law, Betty Heiny.

A memorial gathering for Sam will take place on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. until military services take place at 4:00 p.m. in Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo 419-475-5055. Burial of cremated remains will take place later date in Great Lakes National Cemetery.



Javonte Brunson
November/17/2000 - September/25/2018
Javonte Brunson age 17 of Toledo, Ohio passed away September 25, 2018 in The Toledo Hospital. Javonte was born November 17, 2000 in Lake County, Indiana to Jawanda Brunson and Kelvin Elmore, Sr. Javonte was a spunky kid with a good sense of humor. He enjoyed listening to music and loved to play basketball and video games with his brothers. Javonte was a senior at Whitmer High School



Surviving are his loving mother, Jawanda Brunson (Corey Modrowski); grandmother, Cheststine Brunson; brothers, James Gill, Leontaye (Brianna Cannon) Dennie and Kelveon Brunson; and niece A’Mirah Dennie. Preceding him in death were his father, Kelvin E. Elmore; brother, Kelvin E. Elmore, Jr.; aunt, Latasha Bynum; uncle, Charlie Richards; grandfather, James Bynum; great-grandmother, Nina Brunson and great-grandfather, Chester Brunson.



Javonte’s Life Celebration will be Wednesday October 10, 2018 from noon until 6:00 p.m. in the Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Rd Toledo, Ohio (419) 475-5055. Funeral services will begin Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in the funeral home with Bishop Scot Deibert officiating. The family requests contributions be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.



Randy Allen Fredritz
May/22/1958 - October/4/2018
Randy Allen Fredritz, age 60 of Toledo Passed away Thursday October 4, 2018. Randy was born in Toledo, Ohio on May 22, 1958 to Fred and Gloria (Page) Fredritz. He was a Polisher for Calphalon and also enjoyed junking. Randy was a very generous person with his time and talents. He was someone you could always count on to get things done. He liked to draw, work on bicycles for his family and the neighborhood kids, rock and roll music, fishing and his niece Davonna. Randy also enjoyed the holidays very much. He helped in starting the AA group at Salem Lutheran Church and was also involved with the group at Riverside Park.
He was preceded in death by his father, and brother Kerry.
Randy is survived by his mother Gloria Baggett, children Josh and Julia, brothers, Rickey Brouillard and Mark Fredritz, sisters Melanie (Albert) Swade, and Lannee Baggett and 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 Monday October 15, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Additional visitation will be Tuesday October 16, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in Salem Lutheran Church 1127 N. Huron St Toledo, Ohio where funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by burial in Forest Cemetery.




Robin E. Oldham
March/20/1962 - October/8/2018
Robin E. Oldham, age 56 of Toledo, passed away suddenly on Monday, October 8, 2018 at home. She was born March 20, 1962 in Toledo. Robin worked as a presser for Twin Oaks Cleaners and then, One Hour Dry Cleaners. Although she thoroughly enjoyed going to casinos, playing BINGO and traveling to the ocean, her passion was being a grandmother to her five grandchildren, who she raised as her own. Those who knew her best will remember her as a hard-working, good-hearted woman with many friends.
Robin is survived by her husband, Jay Oldham; father, Thomas Meyers; daughter, Billie Jo Donovan; siblings, Beanie Barnes, Ranee Attaway, and Tammy (Jessie) Carpenter; grandchildren Joshua Meyers, Grace Meyers, Dylan Meyers, Courtney Meyers, and Hailie Donovan. Also surviving are her beloved dog, “Bubba” along with many nieces and nephews. Robin was preceded in death by her mother, Marie Meyers and brother, Chuck Hazlett.
Friends and family will gather at the Chapel of Peace Mausoleum at Toledo Memorial Park in Sylvania, Ohio on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. for a brief viewing prior to burial.



NANCY O'NEILL (HASENAUER)
05/20/1931 - 10/12/2018
M. NANCY O’NEILL (HASENAUER)
M. Nancy O’Neill (Hasenauer), 87, of Sylvania, passed away Friday, October 12, 2018 at the Franciscan Life Center after a brief illness. She was born to Elmer and Mary Hasenauer on May 20, 1931 in Detroit, moving to Toledo in 1934. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of over 50 years, Robert, her brother Elmer Jr “Al” (Pat), and sisters Mary Jo Mullen (Bill) and Carol Herman (Dick). She is survived by children Todd O’Neill, Julie (Scott) Schifko, Gregg (Junive) O’Neill and Lisa O’Neill. She was a wonderful grandmother to many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Nancy graduated from Notre Dame Academy in 1949 and attended the University of Toledo. She volunteered at the church office at Christ the King Parish, Mobile Meals of Toledo and the Toledo Hospital. She was blessed with many lifelong friendships, often entertaining and playing bridge. She was an avid Notre Dame fan and always proud to share family updates and shopping wins. The family will be receiving friends at Christ The King Catholic Church on Wednesday October 17, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. where the funeral Mass will begin at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please volunteer your time or donate to a charity that has special meaning to you. Arrangements by the Urbanski Funeral Home 5055 Secor Road Toledo, Ohio.




Joshua F. Edge
June/2/1994 - October/9/2018
Joshua F. Edge, age 24 of Toledo, passed away suddenly October 9, 2018 while at Great Lakes Naval Academy in Great Lakes, Illinois. Joshua was born in Toledo, Ohio June 2, 1994 to James A. and Laura (Sweeney) Edge. He was a 2012 graduate of Whitmer High School where he played golf and tennis for the Panthers. Josh was funny and smart and enjoyed making everyone laugh. He was insightful and really enjoyed getting to know people even strangers at a deep level. Joshua loved animals, especially the family pets. His favorite times were camping with family and friends. He loved all sports, but he especially enjoyed baseball and rooting for the Ohio State Buckeyes. After working for over 4 years at Great Lakes Electrical Contractors, he volunteered to serve in the United States Navy in 2017.
Surviving are his loving parents Jim and Laura Edge; sister Jennifer Edge and brother James (Kandice) Edge; aunts and uncles, Jill (Steve) Cooke, Becky Edge, Colleen (John) Cammalleri, Kathleen (Donald) Hoody, Mary Jo (George) Magill, Carol Sweeney, Marilyn Brown, Meg (Ernie) Corpus, Jim (Debbie) Sweeney, Patty Loo and Karen (Dan) Ruemmele. Also surviving are nephews Jimbo Edge and Eryc Kaliniak and many cousins. Preceding Josh in death were his grandparents William and Lois Edge and James and Mary Sweeney; Uncle William Edge and Aunt Susan Edge.
Josh’s Life Celebration will be Thursday October 18, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Rd (419) 475-5055. Funeral services will begin Friday October 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Kelley Ketcham officiating. Military Honors and Interment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, Ohio. Contributions may be made to Donate for Life



Geraldine Mitchell
January/27/1955 - October/11/2018
Geraldine Mitchell age 63 of Toledo passed away Thursday October 11, 2018. Geraldine was born on January 27, 1955 in Dothan, AL to Earlee and Catherine (Dawkins) Mitchell. Geraldine was a bus operator and trainer at Tarta Bus for over 20 years.
Geraldine was a selfless woman who was ALWAYS thinking for others and doing all that she could to help them. She was a true earth angel. In 2013 she proved this to the public when she saved the life of a suicidal woman while on route driving her bus. Geraldine was recognized by the city of Toledo and was awarded the Meritorious Public Service Award in a public ceremony. Geraldine loved to cook. Cooking was her passion. It soothed her and she found great pleasure in cooking large amounts of food just to feed others and see them smile. She also loved spending time with her family and friends, gardening and to shop. Her work ethic was strong but her love for others was indescribable. If you didn't approach Geraldine with a smile she made sure that you didn't walk away until you had one. She will be missed dearly by everyone who was lucky enough to have crossed her path. Especially by her loving family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Louise Davis, brothers Jerry Mitchell and Sam Culver and grandchild Lemonya Clark. Geraldine is survived and will be missed by her children Catherine Mitchell, Cherine Mitchell, Christopher (Tina) Mitchell, Germane (Kristy) Mitchell, Charminica Hughes and Sylvia Valdez Lathon, brother Johnny (Pamela) Mitchell, 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 2907 Lagrange St Toledo, Ohio on Thursday October 18, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Funeral Services will begin at 12:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Forest Cemetery.






Frank S. Janowiecki
July/4/1924 - October/14/2018
Frank S. Janowiecki age 94 of Toledo passed away Sunday October 14, 2018 at Northwest Ohio Hospice Toledo. Frank was born in Toledo, Ohio on July 4, 1924 to Frank and Helen (Kania) Janowiecki. Frank lived in the Polish Village his entire life. He left Central Catholic High School to join the Coast Guard during WWII, where he was a gunner first mate in the North Atlantic and South Pacific. After his service he was employed as a service manager for Victor Business Machine and later became the owner of Victory Business Machines. He was a life long member of St. Vincent De’Paul Catholic Church were he was an usher and a Eucharistic Minister, Frank was also a member of the Buddy Frankowski V.F.W post # 5530. Frank was a creative and skilled woodworker, making items that make memories to last forever. He enjoyed fishing, boating, playing cards, hockey games U of M football and Applebee’s restaurant. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, wife Dolores and brother David. He is survived by his brother Norman, daughter Denise Standley, son Paul (Jackie) Janowiecki, grandchildren, Christopher (Valerie) Standley, Sara (Matt) Ambos, Rachel (Jake) Fuller, Jessica (Rachael Stebli) Standley, Eric Janowiecki and Laura (Tony) Sutton, great grandchildren, Brenden, Isaac, Olivia, Zachary, Tessa, Ian, Isla, Maya, Mario and Santiago. The family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Road Toledo, Ohio on Wednesday October 17, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where scripture services will be at 7:00 p.m. VFW Post 5530 services will begin at 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation will be on Thursday October 18, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. in St. Adalbert Catholic Church where the funeral mass will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery


Garrett Theodore Fitzpatrick
May/2/1943 - October/24/2018
Garrett Theodore Fitzpatrick (Pastor) , age 75, of Northwood Ohio went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 24, 2018 at 5:10 pm. surrounded by his loved ones and friends. Garrett was born to Ted and Nadine (Ellison) Fitzpatrick on May 2, 1943. After high school Garrett later joined the Army, stationed in Germany where he met the love of his life Margit (Endres) Fitzpatrick. After his service to his country they returned to the U.S where Garrett worked in the automotive industry for Ford and Chrysler. During his time at Chrysler Garrett gave his heart to the Lord and dedicated his life to the great commission and serving others. Know as "Pastor" to everyone Garrett had a heart of giving and shared Christ to all he came in contact with. Retiring from Chrysler Garrett continued to Pastor Harvest Tabernacle Christian Life Center until he went to be with his Savior.
Garrett was preceded in death by his parents, sister Faye Hall and brother Linzy Fitzpatrick. He is survived and will be missed by his wife of 55 years Margit, children, Garrett (Angela) Fitzpatrick, Steven (Keli) Fitzpatrick and Kathy (Rusty) Gregg, brother, Roger (Sue) Fitzpatrick, sister Louise Laverick, and grandchildren Michael Fitzpatrick, Brandon Fitzpatrick, Linzy Fitzpatrick, Wesley Fitzpatrick, Rachel Gulch, Abbie Gulch, Kasey (Dustin) Garrett and Kaylee Gregg. The family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Road Toledo, Ohio (419-475-5055) on Monday October 29, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday October 30, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home followed by Burial in Restlawn Cemetery.



Joana "Jenny" Momgaudas
September/9/1926 - October/27/2018
Joana (Jenny) Momgaudas, age 92, passed away at Heartland at ProMedica with her family by her side October 27, 2018. Born September 9, 1926 in Vilnius, Lithuania, she lived a long and adventurous life. In Lithuania, she had an arranged marriage where her first daughter, Zita, was created. Her husband was forced to go fight in World War II and she never saw or heard from him again. In an attempt to escape Lithuania, Jenny and her family traveled by foot to Germany where they spent five years in refugee camps. After being granted a sponsor, they arrived in the U.S. in 1951 to begin a new journey in life. That same year, Jenny met and married her husband, Walter Momgaudas. They then went on to create their own family where Jenny gave birth to seven more children. Jenny became a U.S. citizen in 1962, an accomplishment of which she was very proud. She owned and operated Jenny’s Corner Bar on the corner of Franklin and Oakland Streets from 1970 until 1982. That started her cooking career at various establishments until she retired at the age of 82.

In addition to her parents and husbands, Jenny was preceded in death by her eldest child, Zita Zitkuti, and her youngest child, Rita Momgaudas. Jenny is survived by her children, Walter (Earlene) Momgaudas, Nejola (Gene) Booth, Regina (Fred) Momgaudas, Irene (Forest) Bible, Richard (Evelyn) Momgaudas, and Donna O’Neil. Also surviving are a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation for Jenny will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018 in Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo (419) 475-5055. The family will be receiving family and friends Friday from 11:00 a.m. until noon in Gesu Catholic Church 2049 Parkside Blvd. Toledo, Ohio where the Funeral Mass will begin at noon. Interment will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery.



Dustin Calendine
May/20/1988 - October/23/2018
Dustin Calendine, age 30, of Phoenix, AZ, formerly of Lambertville, MI passed away suddenly October 23, 2018 in Phoenix. Dustin was born in Toledo, OH on May 20, 1988 to George and Patty Calendine. He loved hockey and he played on All Star and Travel Teams out of Sylvania’s Tam-O-Shanter until he played for Bedford High School. He attended Monroe County Community College and moved to Phoenix seven years ago to work in various sales positions, most recently for Appreneur Systems in Tempe, AZ. Dustin enjoyed the Arizona life style which included hiking some of the most beautiful canyons and mountains and loved the life he had created with his large group of friends who ultimately became like family. He loved to cook and watch his favorite team, the Philadelphia Eagles. Dustin loved his precious dog Lilly. His sarcasm and one liners will be truly missed by those who were blessed to know him.

Surviving are his loving parents George and Patty, his brother Evan, aunts and uncles: Doug (Nancy) Calendine, Linda Lintner, Eric (Karen) Calendine, Mike (Raelyn) Calendine, Donna (John Koss) Ruedisueli, Don Karns and Pat (Mickie) Karns. Also surviving are many cousins, lifelong friends and his beloved dog Lilly. He was preceded in death by his grandparents George and Frieda Calendine and Donald and Veronica Karns.

Dustin’s Life Celebration will be Friday, November 2, from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where the Memorial service will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo, OH 419-475-5055.



Dr. Daniel J. Hanson, M.D.
October/6/1928 - November/2/2018
Dr. Daniel J. Hanson was born in 1928 in Faribault, MN. His parents were Dr. Joseph and Lucille Hanson. Daniel enlisted in the US Navy V-5 program for flight training while a senior at Faribault High School. After discharge, he attended the University of Minnesota where he earned his undergraduate and Doctor of Medicine degrees. Dan was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha, national honor societies. He served his internship at Mercy Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. He was called back to service as a physician during the Korean War and was discharged in 1956. Dan then served a residency in Pathology at Mercy Hospital and at Charity Hospital in New Orleans.
Dr. Hanson joined the medical staff at Mercy Hospital in 1961 and became the Chairman of Pathology and Director of the Residency Program in 1965. He also served on the medical staffs of St. Charles, St. Vincent and St. Luke’s Hospitals. Dr. Hanson was Clinical Professor of Pathology Emeritus at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Adjunct Professor at UT College of Pharmacy. He was also President and Medical Director of Pathology Laboratories where he practiced until retirement in 2005.
Dr. Hanson was a member of several professional societies including the Academy of Medicine of Toledo, the Ohio Society of Pathologists – in which he served as President, the College of American Pathologists – in which he served as a member of the Board of Governors and the board of its Foundation, the American Pathology Foundation, serving on the Board of Directors and as President, and the American Society for Clinical Pathology.
He authored numerous papers published in medical journals and made presentations at scientific meetings nationally and abroad.
Dr. Hanson and his wife, Mary Jo, enjoyed extensive travel in the U.S. and internationally especially with friends and relatives. They spent the winter months of several years in Jacksonville, Florida. They enjoyed (for the most part) playing golf and were members of the Inverness Club in Toledo and the Queen’s Harbour Club in Jacksonville, FL.
Dr. Hanson loved to watch sporting events and was an avid supporter of the U.T. Rockets. He was a member of the Downtown Coaches Association and received the “12th Man” Award from the University in 2004. His other favorite teams were the Green Bay Packers and the Boston Red Sox. Dan truly enjoyed a good joke and told a few himself. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Joseph, Jr., and Thomas Hanson. Survivors are his wife, Mary Jo; sons, Daniel (Yoshie) Hanson, Jr. and Dr. Eric (Nicole) Hanson; grandchildren, Gregory, Matthew, Jacob, Erica and Katie. Also surviving is his former daughter-in-law Jean Hanson.
Dr. Hanson’s Life Celebration will be Monday November 5, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo, Ohio 419-475-5055. Funeral Services will begin Tuesday November 6, 2018 with the family receiving friends from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church where the Memorial Mass will begin at 10:00 a.m. Dr. Hanson donated his body to the UT College of Medicine for research purposes. Contributions are suggested to Central Cities Ministries.



Linda Lou Thomas
September/24/1948 - November/11/2018
Linda Lou Thomas age 70 of Millbury and Formerly of Toledo, Ohio passed away Sunday November 11, 2018. Linda was born on September 24, 1948 in Toledo, Ohio to Harden and Mary (Relford) Brown. Linda had been employed with various cleaning companies over the years. She enjoyed camping and being with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Rob Thomas and brother Carl. Linda is survived by her children Robert (Robin) Thomas and Pam (Dan) Heipel, sisters Betty Jo ( Don) Schaller, and Rose Bridges, brothers Kenny (Janice) Brown, Jim (Paula) Brown and Louie (Marlene) Brown, Grandchildren Michael Lesinski, Kenny (Jamie) Lesinski, Brittney Roth, Jessica and Mathew Thomas, Krystal (Charlie) Carter and Ashley (Austin) Oberle. Also surviving are 7 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd Toledo, Ohio on Wednesday November 14, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home, burial to follow at Toledo Memorial Park.




James H. Kurth III
May/14/1974 - November/10/2018
James H. Kurth III, passed away suddenly November 10, 2018 at his home. James was born May 14, 1974 in Toledo, OH to James and Sally (Moreno) Kurth.
Jim graduated from in 1992 from Central Catholic High School. After graduation, he served his country in the U.S. Navy, working in the Seabees. Jim started playing hockey at age 5. He loved his time at the rinks and playing defenseman for the Central Catholic Fighting Irish. He was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes Football, the Detroit Lions Football and especially the Red Wings Hockey.
Surviving are Jim’s loving parents and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Also surviving are many good friends including John Campbell and Dan McGaffey. Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Jim and Betty Kurth and Henry and Sally Moreno and his uncle Hank Moreno.
Jim’s Life Celebration will be Friday November16, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, OH 419-475-5055. Funeral services will begin Saturday November 17, with visitation at 10:00 a.m. in the St. Clement Catholic Church where the Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, Ohio.



Steven Luke
-MONTH/-DAY-/2018 - November/10/2018
Steven Luke, 29, of Largo, Florida, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 11, 2018. Steven was born to Elsa Luke, of Largo, Florida and Tom Luke of Prescott, Arizona on February 28, 1989.

Steven graduated from Largo High School in 2007 and received a degree from PTEC. Steven enjoyed a promising career at Calverley Heating and Cooling where he excelled in his work and strived to constantly better himself. His adventurous and positive attitude toward life was uplifting and contagious to everyone around him.

He will be greatly missed, but also celebrated with all the great memories that were made between him and those fortunate enough to call him friend, son, dad and brother. We love you Steve.

Steven is survived by his 2 children, Chloe and Jeremy and his parents Elsa and Tom Luke.

Services will be held Monday, November 19th at Urbanski Funeral Home, 5505 Secor Road, Toledo, Ohio. A viewing will begin at 3:00 p.m. with a funeral service to follow at 6:00 p.m.



Zane Maxwell
November/1/1950 - November/10/2018
Zane Maxwell, age 68 of Toledo, passed away November 10, 2018 in St. Vincent Mercy Hospital. Zane was born November 1, 1950 in Steubenville, Ohio to Kenneth and Margaret (Wiezulis) Maxwell. He married Sharon Kazmierczak January 31st 1970 in Toledo. Zane retired from Doehler-Jarvis in 1999, after 27 years working in Research and Development. Zane enjoyed staying busy, whether it was sketching cartoon characters for his grandchildren, helping with home projects or going to movie nights with his sons. He loved deer hunting in southern Ohio with family and fishing at any inland lake he could find. An avid Ohio State Buckeye Football fan, you would often find him dressed in Scarlet and Gray. What Zane loved the most was spending time with family and watching his grandchildren’s sporting events.

Surviving are his loving wife of 48 years, Sharon, children, Zane C. (Kelly) Maxwell, Darrell T. (Jennifer) Maxwell and Heather A. (David) Slagle and his sister Tina (Donnie) Lonsway. Also surviving are his 6 grandchildren Tyler Slagle, Kaitlyn Maxwell, Zane W. Maxwell, Sarah Slagle, Brian Maxwell, and Benjamin Maxwell and his great grandchildren, Tyler Slagle Jr. and Hunter Slagle. Preceding him in death were his parents and his sister Grace Ann.

Zane’s Life Celebration will be November 14th from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and November 15th from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Rd (419) 475-5055 . Funeral services will begin November 16, 2018 with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in Saint John XXIII Catholic Church 24250 N. Dixie Highway, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551, where the Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Church. Zane’s family would like to thank the staff of St. Vincent Mercy Hospital’s ICU for their care and compassion.



Barbara Lynn Schmich
November/28/1955 - November/15/2018
Barbara Lynn Schmich, age 62 of Toledo, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018 in St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee, Ohio. She was born On November 28, 1955 to Julius P and Helen (Kozman) Vargo in Toledo. Barbara graduated from Whitmer High School in 1973 and married Frank Schmich on October 30, 1976 – a marriage lasting 42 years. In addition to raising two children, she also worked for over 25 years as a teacher of pre-school children in the Head Start program, even serving the second generation of her earlier students. With the birth of her granddaughter, Zoey, Barbara retired from teaching to become a full-time grandmother and babysitter. She was proud of her Hungarian heritage and enjoyed gardening, crafts, bowling, road trips, playing the penny slots at the casinos, pool parties, family events and, of course, Friday nights at Venturas! Those who knew and loved her will remember her as a caring woman, great friend (she still had the same group of friends from high school), and wonderful mom who went to all activities.

Left behind to cherish Barbara’s memory are her husband, Frank; children, Allison (Brad) Schrecongost and Paul (Julie Robinson) Schmich; brothers, Charles Vargo and David (Peggy) Vargo; granddaughter, Zoey Schrecongost; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will take place in the Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, (419) 475-5055, on Monday, November 26, 2018 from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will take place on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home.



Ronald J. Anaszewicz
September/4/1937 - November/18/2018
Ronald J Anaszewicz, age 81 of Toledo, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2018 at home with his family. Ron was born September 4, 1937 to Michael and Gertrude (Grandowicz) Anaszewicz in Toledo. Ron was the fourth born of six children born and raised in the Polish neighborhood near Lagrange Street. The Anaszewicz family and friends always enjoyed their special time together on Christmas Eve always hosted by Gertie.
On April 4, 1959, Ron married Pat Barhite, beginning a beautiful, loving and happy marriage for over 59 years. Together Ron and Pat raised six children and were blessed with many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ron enjoyed special relationships with many, including his in-laws, numerous friends, but his loving bond with his children and grandchildren will always remember him to be the best Father, Papa and Grandpa whose humor, laughter and huge smile will go on forever!
For over 30 years he worked at Spicer Transmission in various capacities. Ron was a member of St. Agnes and later, St. Catherine of Siena Parish. Those who knew him well will remember his quiet, yet intense spirituality.
Left behind to mourn Ron's passing are his wife, Pat; children: Chris (Douglas) Martin, Ronald J. (Colleen) Anaszewicz, Daniel Anaszewicz, David Anaszewicz, Tammy (Steve) Vandenbroek, and Joseph (Jennifer) Anaszewicz. Also mourning his passing are his sisters, Joyce (Dan) Biegaj, and Nancy (Bill) Brann, 19 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Preceding Ron in death were his parents; siblings Robert, Richard and Elsie; and best friend, Kenny Deiley.
Ron's Life Celebration will take place at the Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, (419) 475-5055 on Friday, November 23, 2018 from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m. with a scripture service at 4:00 p.m. On Saturday November 24, 2018 additional visitation will take place at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 4555 North Haven Ave, Toledo from 9:00 a.m. until the Funeral Mass begins at 10:00 a.m.



Colt DelVerne
February/7/2008 - November/26/2018
Colt DelVerne, age 10, of Sylvania passed away November 26, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. Colt was born February 7, 2008 in Toledo to Jeffrey and Shannon DelVerne. A tough boy, Colt’s cancer battle began in 2012 but he never complained despite the challenges. He will be remembered as tenacious and silly, with a zest for life. Colt loved unconditionally and had a smile that lit up a room. He would often say that God made him special and loved him very much!

Surviving are his loving family, parents Jeff and Shannon; brother, Drew, sister, Mia, and twin sister, Emma; grandparents, Mike and MaryJane DelVerne and Chris and Kathy Barr. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will take place from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Friday November 30 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sylvania, Ohio. The Funeral Mass will begin Friday at 11:00 a.m. with Monsignor Billian officiating. Interment will be private in Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania. Arrangements by Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, OH 419-475-5055. Contributions are preferred to the Chad Tough Foundation, P.O. Box 907, Saline, MI 48176.

Contributions may also be made online at Chadtough.org.



Clara Potrzebowski Zdrada Zalecki
November/29/1921 - December/7/2018
Clara Potrzebowski Zdrada Zalecki passed away on December 7, 2018 with her family at her bedside. She was born November 29, 1921 to Martin and Constance Potrzebowski in Toledo. Clara was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Chet and Leonard, as well as her sisters, Theresa, Cecilia, and Eleanora; and brothers, Frank and John. She will be missed by her daughters, Barbara (Fred) Preston and Kathy (Mike) Essi. Her three grandsons, Jeff (Tabby) Preston, Brian Preston, and Tom (Amy) Essi will also miss their “Grandma Z.” The five great grandchildren, April Preston, Ashley (Jake) Sullivan, Anna Preston, Alex Essi, and Sarah Essi will also miss her.
A very special thanks to the caregivers at Darlington Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and to SouthernCare Hospice Services. Both organizations provided kindness and compassion that was truly appreciated by everyone.

Per the family’s wishes, services will be private.




Raymond John Hordak, Jr.
June/14/1953 - December/18/2018
Raymond John Hordak, Jr., of Toledo, passed away peacefully at the golden age of 65 on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. He was born to Raymond and Margaret Hordak, Sr. on June 14, 1953 in Toledo and was well known to his friends as “Tall Ray” and to his family as “Uncle Ray.”

Ray loved playing the Wii at Alpine House with his friends, especially Don. Bingo was also a favorite pastime for many years. He loved listening to music and doing arts and crafts. Ray will be greatly missed and forever remembered for his sweet demeanor.

Ray is survived by his sister, Judith (Michael) Hogan; nieces, Victoria (Bryan) Hanely, Sheri Porthouse and nephew, Shawn (Kim) Porthouse. Uncle Ray will be fondly remembered by eleven nieces and nephews as well as six great-great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by both parents and niece, Heather.

The family wishes to thank his devoted caseworker and the staffs at Alpine House and Genesis of Perrysburg for their care and support. These people shared comfort and friendship when he needed them most.

Visitation will take place on Friday, December 28, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until noon in Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo, Ohio (419) 475-5055. Funeral services begin at noon with interment following in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 2444 Dorr Street.



Jeanne Marie Wilt
January/29/1928 - December/19/2018
Jeanne Marie (neé Behr) Wilt, age 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, in her home at American House in Holland, MI. She was born January 29, 1928 in Pittsburgh, PA to Mary Anna Schrafl and Joseph William Behr. She was a graduate of Elizabeth Seton High School and Duquesne University.

She met John James "Jack" Wilt while working for Trans World Airlines as a reservation agent and they were married on June 27, 1959 in Pittsburgh, PA. They also lived in Cleveland, OH and Dearborn, MI before moving to Toledo, OH in 1965. Later, when her children were in high school, she worked as a saleswoman at Jacobson's Department Store in Toledo, winning accolades for her great customer service and her sales records in Teen and Pre-Teen Clothing. She was active for many years in her parish, Little Flower Catholic Church, particularly on the Altar Rosary Society and as one of the volunteers who assist with funeral luncheons at the church. In 2015, she moved to Holland, MI.

Jeanne is survived by her four children, Jeanne Marie (Paul) Yhouse of Holland, MI; John James Wilt, Jr. of Manassas Park, VA; Patrick Joseph Wilt (Molly Whittaker) of Leesburg, VA; and Mark Christopher Wilt of Washington, D.C.; her sister-in-law, Mary Kathleen "Kathie" Behr of Pittsburgh, PA; and her brother-in-law, Robert Francis Wilt of North Ridgeville, OH. Jeanne was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, after 39 years of marriage, her parents, all of her siblings -- Mary Elizabeth "Toots" Behr, Reverend Joseph Andrew "Bud" Behr, George Edward Behr, Robert William Behr, and Francis Charles Behr, her dear friend, Lois Holtz, and her beloved dogs: Max, a cocker spaniel, Sam, a schnauzer, and Angie, the loveable stray that became part of the family.

Jeanne loved crossword and jigsaw puzzles, classic literature, playing Yahtzee, watching Father Brown mysteries, cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers, watching Phil Mickelson play golf, and sipping morning coffee and happy hour chardonnay. She gave all of her children a great love of reading, making sure each received a good book as a Christmas gift each year.

Friends may visit the family at Urbanski Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, Ohio, 419-475-5055 on Friday, December 28, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Saturday December 29, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in Little Flower Catholic Church 5522 Dorr St. Toledo, Ohio. The Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Little Flower Church or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.



Mario Bais
September/16/1977 - December/23/2018
Mario Bais age 41 of Toledo, Ohio passed away unexpectedly December 23, 2018 at home. Mario was born September 16, 1977 to Margarito and Marie Bais. Mario attended Woodward High School and Findlay College and was part owner and project manager of Rapid Roof and Restoration.
Surviving are his children, Anthony Bais, Mario Bais, Jr., and Emma Bais, his parents Margarito Bais, Jr. and Marie (Steve) Glass, sister Regina (Ezekiel) Smith, brothers, Tayler, Tyler and Tanner Glass
Mario’s Life Celebration will be Wednesday January 2, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, OH 419-475-5055. Visitation will continue Thursday January 3, 2019 from 10 to 11:00 a.m. in St. Adalbert Catholic Church where the Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park, Perrysburg, Ohio.



Dan Biegaj
June/25/1936 - January/1/2019
Dionysius “Dan” S. Biegaj, age 82 of Toledo, died Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at his home in south Toledo. He was born June 25, 1936 to Stanley and Marijanna (Gomorski) Biegaj in Toledo. After graduating from Central Catholic High School, Dan studied Music Education at the University of Toledo and subsequently was drafted into the U.S. Army where he was a trumpet player for the U.S. Army Band. Following his honorable discharge, Dan began a 32 year career as a driver for United Parcel Service, retiring in 1996.
Mourning Dan’s passing are his wife, Joyce Biegaj; children, Ed Biegaj, Kathy (Andrew) Thompson, and Michael Biegaj, Kevin (Marla) Wietrzykowski, Jeffrey Wietrzykowski, Steven (Judy) Wietrzykowski, Donald (Julie) Wietrzykowski, and Sheri Swantek. Also surviving are many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation for Dan will be Saturday January 5, 2019 in St. Clement Catholic Church from 10:30 a.m. until the Funeral Mass begins at 11:00 a.m. Inurnment will be private in Calvary Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio. Arrangements were handled by the Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo (419) 475-5055.



William E. McClanahan
May/18/1968 - December/24/2018
William E. McClanahan, "Chavo" age 50, of Toledo Ohio unexpectedly passed away on December 24th 2018. He was called home to be with his precious son Vincent and his loving parents Thelma (Nan) and Bill Norton. He was a father, companion and friend. He loved his Harley and B.O.V. family. He was an amazing artist and showed it through his tattoos. William was a man of his word, and adored by all.
He is survived by his birth mother and step father Mary and Lowell Leach, his 3 sons Aaron Futrell, William Leach and Donavin McClanahan, 5 Daughters, Brooke Norton, Maegan Leach, Breanne and Angel McClanahan. 3 Siblings, Thelma Davis, Malinda Leach and Lowell Leach Jr. 10 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, and of course his dog “King”. The family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 2907 Lagrange St Toledo, Ohio on Saturday January 12, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30a.m. where the funeral services will begin at 11:30 a.m.





Lorraine Margaret Farrell Hansen
May/27/1926 - January/7/2019
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 11:00 a.m. in First Congregational Church in Traverse City with internment to take place in the church’s Garden of Remembrance.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that memorials go to the First Congregational Church, Munson Medical Services, the Traverse City Library or Traverse Health Clinic.



Fe Palileo Gomez Cooper
February/7/1934 - January/6/2019
Fe Palileo Gomez Cooper age 84 of Sylvania, Ohio passed away January 6, 2019 at the Landings at Oregon. Fe was born February 7, 1934 in Manila, Philippines to Aurelio and Oliva (Gomez) Palileo. Fe was the youngest of eight children and the only girl. She graduated from Philippine Women’s University with a degree in Dietetics and served her internship at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati Ohio. In Cincinnati she met her future husband Dr. A. Richard Cooper. They married March 1, 1962 in Guam. They lived for three years in the Philippines where he taught at the University of the Philippines. They then moved to Toledo, Ohio where he opened a Dental Practice. Fe was a fantastic cook and baker and she loved making wedding cakes for friends and family. She was a parishioner of Christ the King Church where she was a Eucheristic Minister for the Homebound Ministry and active in the Funeral Luncheon Committee and the Altar Rosary Society.

Surviving are her son, Anthony Cooper of Oregon, OH; her daughter Geraldine Murray of Columbus, OH; brother Eugenio Palileo of the Philippines; nieces, Kay (Tito) DeLeon, Chit (Rey) Naval, Olivia (David) Merset, Cristy (Fred) Tuazon, Maria Clarissa Palileo and Hazel Palileo; nephew, Rene (Kit) Palileo, Glen Palileo and Dr. Edwin Palileo. Also surviving are many other nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Fe’s Visitation will be Saturday January 12, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, OH 419-475-5055. The Funeral Mass will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment will be private in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio.



Rose C. Kujda, “Boope”
April/29/1943 - January/5/2019
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
March/6/1958 - January/9/2019
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
June/3/1926 - January/13/2019
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
August/13/1947 - January/19/2019
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
May/26/1956 - January/23/2019

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
February/13/1952 - January/24/2019
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
July/11/1923 - January/26/2019
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
April/14/1935 - January/29/2019
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
February/9/1942 - February/3/2019

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.
February/14/1938 - February/7/2019
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
February/2/1961 - February/21/2019
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
July/2/1935 - February/23/2019
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
April/25/1936 - March/5/2019
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
November/10/1953 - March/13/2019
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
August/23/1951 - March/14/2019
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
January/2/1934 - March/17/2019
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.
February/10/1930 - March/20/2019
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
December/19/1952 - March/21/2019
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
September/6/1929 - March/23/2019
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
February/25/1929 - March/25/2019
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
October/30/1917 - April/2/2019

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
December/12/1951 - April/5/2019
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
March/27/1941 - April/6/2019
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
December/19/1955 - April/9/2019
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
May/27/1926 - January/7/2019
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
March/4/1933 - April/24/2019
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
February/23/1942 - April/28/2019
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.
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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
February/6/1929 - April/23/2019

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.



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