Nick McKenney, age 31, the loving son of Beth (Joe) Boyd and Robert (Marcia) McKenney, Jr., passed away suddenly on Wednesday, August 2.
He was the dear grandson of Lola High and the late Rodney High, Mary Ann McKenney and Robert McKenney; nephew of Jeffrey and Donald High, Merry Knight and Erin McKenney; and cousin of Kelli High and Cameron McKenney. He is also survived by many other caring relatives and friends.
Nick had just celebrated 11 months of sobriety and had undergone a miraculous transformation over the past year that was inspiring to those around him. He loved being of service and helping others. He was an encouragement and motivator to those who were struggling. Nick liked to ski, loved his dog Cohby and loved his work climbing cell towers – he planned to start his own cell tower maintenance company some day. He was learning Hungarian to share with his Nagymama. He had recently fallen in love and was eagerly looking forward to his future with Heather Lyn Hafer. Addiction is an insidious evil, however, one that does not discriminate. Nick will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him, but his final victory is in heaven with the angels now.
A celebration of life will be conducted from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 19 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee.
Margaret M. (Neidhart) Myers, age 93, of Toledo and formerly of Maumee, passed away on Tuesday, August 8.
Born in Toledo on November 1, 1923 to Carl and Mary (Curtin) Neidhart, she was a 1941 graduate of Central Catholic High School, attended Davis Business College and was employed by Ohio Bell Telephone Company for 33 years, retiring in 1983. She married George Myers on May 28, 1960; he preceded her in death on April 11, 2006. Mrs. Myers was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, Logsdon-Walla Post 639, Catholic War Veterans Auxiliary, and for many years was a parishioner of the Historic Church of St. Patrick.
She is survived by her special friend, Randy Schnee; nieces, Kathy Boehme and Peggy Neidhart; nephew, Robert James; and her dear and loyal friends, Dick and Esther Shanahan and Marge Allen. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert and James Neidhart.
Burial will be private in the National Veterans Cemetery in Annville, Pa. Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Melvin E. Lawicki Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Central Catholic High School, 2250 Cherry St., Toledo, OH 43608; the Historic Church of St. Patrick, 130 Avondale Ave., Toledo, OH 43602; or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Thomas C. Robinson, age 29, of Perrysburg and formerly of Spokane, Wash., passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 9.
He was employed at The Andersons in the railcar division and previously worked at Garco and Haakon Industries in Spokane. He enjoyed fishing and the outdoors, but most of all, he loved to spend time with his family. He was a loyal friend and did all he could to help others.
Surviving are his wife, Stephanie (Hess) Robinson; son, Raife; daughter, Cheyenne; parents, Gary and Carli Robinson; siblings, Chad (Jenny) Robinson, Anna (Matt) Helton, Nate (Sara) Robinson, Jason (Kendra) Robinson, Morgan Robinson, Paige Robinson, Jesse Robinson, and Kendra (Kelly) Dockins; mother- and father-in-law, Patti (Dave) Watson and Jeff Hess; brother-in-law, Sage Hess; and sisters-in-law, Katie and Sarah Watson. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
A celebration of life service will take place from noon until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 3 at Maumee American Legion Post 320. Memorial contributions may be made to the family for a scholarship fund for Raife and Cheyenne.
John R. Youngen, age 51, of Maumee, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, surrounded by family and friends after a courageous struggle with cancer.
Born in Toledo on May 13, 1966, he married the love of his life and best friend, Annie (Kovar). After graduating from Ottawa Hills High School, Mr. Youngen attended Indiana University and The University of Toledo. After college, he moved to the beautiful town of Harbor Springs, Mich., on the shores of Lake Michigan, where he worked as a manager for Bluff Gardens. He was never far from the lake, where he enjoyed boating and was an avid water skier. In 1996, he moved back to the Toledo area and began employment as an office manager with Westmeyer Dental. John’s selflessness was a lifelong attribute that no one will ever forget. The needs of others always came first, whether with friends, relatives or co-workers. He loved his annual visits to Maine, spending time on the lake with his nieces and nephews, and always enjoyed the lively outings with his cousins and their children. Near and dear to John were his close friendships with Dennis Isabell and Andy Westmeyer.
Surviving are his father, Dr. Robert Youngen; sister, Kathy Youngen; brothers, Jeff, Chris (Denise) and Doug (Lynn) Youngen; stepdaughters, Melaina and Kyra Behnfeldt; stepsons, Reed and Brice Behnfeldt; and five nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving mother, Jean (Weed) Youngen.
A private burial was followed by a memorial service on August 12 in celebration of John’s life at St. Michael’s in the Hills Episcopal Church. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551.