Thad A. Cleghorn, age 52, of Maumee, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 4.
Born in Toledo on October 3, 1965 to Edwin and Sharon (Pfleghaar) Cleghorn, he was employed at Klumm Excavating and Demolition. His biggest joy in life was his kids. In their youth, he coached them in sports and was involved in quarter midget racing. He also enjoyed riding his Harley, hunting and fishing. Mr. Cleghorn will always be remembered for his goofy personality – there was never a dull moment when he was around.
Surviving are his children, Dalton, Drake, Devon, Danielle and Delaney Cleghorn; father, Ed Cleghorn; sisters, Kimberly (Mark) Karchner and Ellen (Don) Clark; brother, Todd (Lisa) Cleghorn; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; and his canine companion, Dink. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sharon Cleghorn; and beloved son, Drew Cleghorn.
A memorial Mass was celebrated on January 10 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maumee, followed by interment in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Toledo Humane Society, Sunshine Communities or the St. Joseph Church Building Fund.
Harold Edward O’Neill, age 95, of Whitehouse, passed away on Sunday, January 7.
Born in Lyons, Ohio on February 18, 1922 to Martin and Edna (Bick) O’Neill, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was employed for 30 years as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service. A longtime member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Perrysburg, Mr. O’Neill was an avid sports fan, especially loving baseball. He enjoyed the Cleveland Indians and watching the Little League World Series. A loving husband, father and grandfather, he will be dearly missed.
Surviving are his loving wife of 69 years, Laverne O’Neill; sons, Michael (Lee) and David O’Neill; daughter, Peggy (Paul Zeisler) O’Neill; granddaughter, Krista O’Neill; and siblings, Sally Szewczak, Kenneth (Janet) O’Neill, Pat Zonsius and James O’Neill.
Family and friends were received on January 10 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee, where prayers will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 11, followed by the funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Rose Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Rose School Endowment Fund.
Marvin Bernerd Wade, age 88, of Toledo, passed away on Monday, December 18, surrounded by his family.
Born in Waterville on September 12, 1929 to Bernerd and Gladys (Aumend) Wade, he was employed as a plumber for 40 years and was a member of Local 50 Plumbers and Pipefitters. He taught apprenticeship school for Local 50 for many years. His memberships also included Park Congregational United Church of Christ, where he served as a moderator and taught Sunday school, Parknickers, Ali-oops, the Lions Club and Lotus Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed carving decoys and spending time with his family.
Mr. Wade is survived by loving wife of 67 years, Phyllis Wade; daughter, Marcia (Paul) Heintschel; son, Kevin (Sara) Wade; grandchildren, Katie (Brian) Ezell, Julie Gorman and Alison (Jason) Harle; great-grandchildren, Trevor, Myles, Griffin, William and James; sister, Mary Alice (Roger) Helberg; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Esther, Eileen, Phyllis and Melvin.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 13 at Park Church, 1456 Harvard Blvd. in Toledo. Private interment took place in Ft. Meigs Cemetery in Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Park Church.
Donald Lehman, age 83, formerly of Maumee, passed away on Monday, January 1.
The oldest of four children of Ed and Mae Lehman, he was born on May 19, 1934 at his grandparents’ farmhouse in Delta. A 1952 graduate of Delta High School, he retired from Plaskon and was a member of Garden Park Christian Church in Monclova. He loved Farmall tractors, county fairs, good food and Dietz ice cream.
Mr. Lehman married Sheila Wilkinson on April 14, 1979; she preceded him in death on November 6, 2017. He is survived by his brother, Bob (Lenore) Lehman; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Margaret; brother, Larry; and nephew, Scott Lehman.
Funeral services took place on January 6 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee, followed by entombment in Highland Memory Gardens in Waterville.