Obituaries: 01-17-19

Raymond Lowry, Jr.

Raymond Frome Lowry, Jr., age 98, of Maumee, passed away on Saturday, January 6.

He was born on September 5, 1920, on the passenger steamship, Empress of Asia, located in the Sea of Japan where his parents were bound for Tianjin, China, to begin their five-year relocation as Methodist missionaries. In 1943, he married Barbara Jean Potter of Detroit. Mr. Lowry served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a navigator during World War II. He received an engineering degree from The University of Toledo, worked for Dana Corporation for 39 years as a metallurgist and retired to live in Canada Creek Ranch, Mich. 

Mr. Lowry was described by his family as a gregarious person who loved his 33 years at the ranch. He was an avid bow hunter, golfer, tennis player and fanatic Michigan football fan. Probably his fondest stories originated from canoe trips with friends and relatives in Ely, Minn. During his career at Dana, he developed driveshaft-related patents and was longtime member of SAE. He was busy with his life after retirement, active in the Lions Club, the Shriners and a regent at the United Methodist Church in Onaway, Mich. He was also a member of the Canada Creek Ranch board of directors and served as its president.

Surviving are his loving wife of 75 years, Barbara; children, Raymond III (Chieko), Philip (Randi) and Elizabeth (Bill) Schmidt; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and sister, Betty Schaiberger. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Ruth (Howey) Lowry, Sr.; and brother, James Lowry.

A private funeral service took place at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee. The family suggests donations to Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg.

Alice Bonfiglio

Alice Pauline Bonfiglio, age 87, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, surrounded by her loving husband and family.

Born in Tiffin on August 19, 1931 to Robert and Marion (McIntyre) Dow, she attended New Washington High School and Mercy Hospital Nursing School in Toledo, from which she graduated with an RN degree and worked as a nurse. She married Franklin Bonfiglio on May 9, 1953 in Tiffin and they lived in numerous Ohio locations, including Maumee, Warren, Sandusky, Tiffin and Toledo. She devoted many years of her life to raising seven children. Once they were grown, she returned to her nursing career at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital in Warren, Ohio. She retired from nursing when she and Frank moved to Tiffin.

Mrs. Bonfiglio was a loved and revered wife as well as a cherished mother who worked tirelessly to care for her husband and family. She was active in the Catholic Church, singing in the choir, participating in Bible studies and serving in a ministry that provided beautiful, hand-made “Prayer Blankets” to those in need. She was an accomplished seamstress, making many dresses, nightgowns and robes for her children and even a boy’s suit for her youngest son. She loved gardening and bird watching. She and Frank traveled the U.S. and Canada extensively during their retirement. Her particular love was of Alaska and the Canadian Rockies.

She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Franklin Bonfiglio; sons, Mike (Dawn), of Sylvania, Paul (Robin), of Sylvania, and Mark Bonfiglio, of Palm Beach Gardens Fla.; daughters, Debra Stevens, of Keene, N.H., Linda (Robert) Gress, of Evergreen, Colo., Amy (David) Garner, of Stow, Ohio, and Karen (Alden) Craddock, of Wildwood, Mo.; 16 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren (and one due in February); sister-in-law, Jeanine Dow; brother, David (Jane) Dow; and sisters, Jane (James) Ewald and Laura (Kenneth) Klepacz. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Gerald Dow and Robert Dow, Jr.; sisters, Mary Kreim and Eileen Munson; daughter-in-law, Karen Bonfiglio; and grandchild, Jacqueline Bonfiglio.

A funeral Mass was celebrated on January 11 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, followed by burial in St. Joseph Cemetery in Maumee. The family suggests memorials to the church.

Carol Caseman

Carol J. Caseman, age 82, of Maumee, passed away on Wednesday, January 9.

Born in Toledo on May 9, 1936 to Gilbert and Laurel (Wiswasser) Fishbaugh, she was an RN at The Toledo Hospital for 28 years, retiring in 1995. She was a member of Maumee United Methodist Church and The Toledo Hospital Alumni Association. Mrs. Caseman enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, socializing and playing “Cards Against Humanity” (much to the horror and delight of her family).

Surviving are her children, Glenn Caseman, Amy (Dennis) Glover, Gary (Heather Morrow) Caseman and Abby (Patrick Broz) Caseman; grandchildren, Allison (Wesley) Grudzien, Katilin, Melissa and Rebekah Glover, Jena and Tyler Caseman, Stephanie and Matthew Scurlock and Abbigail and Nate Broz; sister, Vergie Johnston; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Caseman.

Funeral services took place on January 15 at Maumee United Methodist Church, followed by interment in Highland Memory Gardens in Waterville. Memorial contributions may be made to Maumee United Methodist Church or the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Rodney McDevitt

Rodney J. McDevitt, age 60, of Maumee, passed away on Wednesday, January 9.

A manager at Eastern Foods until he became disabled in 2000, he loved walking his beloved dog, Pickles, and coaching Maumee Little League for 14 years. He was an avid Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes fan.

He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Jeanine; sons, Jamieson (Bailey Balmer) and Derek (Tiffany) McDevitt; mother, Barb Sherman; grandchildren, Ashton, Jase, Otto, Kinley and Kayla; sister, Deb (Richard) Thatcher; as well as a nephew and several nieces.

Visitation was on January 12 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee, with military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

Lucille Duvall

Lucille “CC” Lynn Duvall, age 75, of Waterville, passed away on Thursday, January 10, at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. 

Born in Toledo on August 24, 1943 to William Marcel and Margaret Jane (Hook) Baginski, she was a nurse for more than 48 years. She worked at the Waterville Family Physicians until her retirement in 2012.

Mrs. Duvall is survived by her children, Christopher Duvall, of Waterville, Margaret Duvall, of Seattle, and Ryan Duvall; three grandchildren; brother, Michael (Carol) Baginski; and sister, Patricia Leal, both of Toledo. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends and family were received on January 14 at the Peinert Dunn Funeral Home in Waterville, where funeral services were conducted on January 15, followed by burial in Wakeman Cemetery in Waterville. Donations in CC’s memory are encouraged to the Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

Suzanne Launder

Suzanne C. Launder, age 78, of Whitehouse, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 12, surrounded by her loving family.  

Born in Toledo on April 22, 1940 to Ernest and Zelma (Brickner) Stolzer, she married Darrel “Darry” Launder on June 6, 1959. Mrs. Launder did accounting for AR Launder & Son, which her husband co-owned. She then spent 35 years with the Anthony Wayne Local Schools. She loved bowling, auctions, roller-skating and spending time with her family, including many visits to Missouri. 

Mrs. Launder is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Darrel Launder; children, Rocky, Randy (Karen) and Rindy (Jeff) Crosby; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren (and three on the way); sister, Judy (Jim) Sundermeier; brother, John (Vicki) Stolzer; close cousin, Mary Jo Davey (they grew up next door to each other); and many more cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.  

Friends and family will be received from 3:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 17 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee, where prayers will begin at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, January 18, followed by the funeral Mass at St. Rose Catholic Church in Perrysburg at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Rose Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551.

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