Obituaries: 05-30-19

John Farley

John A. Farley, age 79, of Maumee, passed away on Sunday, May 19.

Born in Detroit on December 6, 1939 to Robert and Myrtle (Tearney) Farley, he graduated from St. Francis deSales High School in 1958 and then from The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., in 1962. Mr. Farley retired from Dimech Services in Toledo as a plumber. He was a member of Local 50 and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maumee. He enjoyed reading, walking, traveling, biking, woodworking, puzzles and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and activities.

Mr. Farley is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Pat; children, Michael (Carol), Michelle (Reggie Crenshaw), Patrick (Kathi) and Keri (Eric) McCallister; sisters, Patricia (Tom) Brady and Pamela Grabarkiewicz; brother, Tom (Gretchen) Farley; and grandchildren, Eliza Farley, Mackensi Crenshaw, Alex Farley and Isaac, Penny and Josie Farley. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Mark.

The funeral Mass was celebrated on May 25 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, followed by interment in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or the St. Joseph Catholic Church Building Fund.

Ann Smith

Ann E. Smith, age 79, of North Ridgeville and formerly of Maumee, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 24. 

Born in Napoleon on October 16, 1939 to Raymond and Elizabeth (Kelchner) Rickly, she graduated from Liberty Center High School and attended Bowling Green State University, where she met Jerry Smith, whom she married on August 19, 1961. Ann worked for many years as the librarian for Maumee City Schools.  She was a member of Bay Village Presbyterian Church since 1987, was active in the choir, and volunteered at Bethany Presbyterian Church food ministry preparing meals. She enjoyed playing bridge and was active in many bridge clubs over the years. She was a wonderful cook and loved hosting family dinners. She also enjoyed sewing, gardening, golfing, playing dominos with her grandchildren and traveling with friends.

Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband of 57 years, Jerry Smith, of North Ridgeville; daughter, Lori (Daniel) Skees, of Curtice; son, Douglas (Laura) Smith, of Delaware, Ohio; grandchildren, Aaron Skees, Bethany Skees, Jordan Smith, Elijah Smith and Caleb Smith; and sister, Mary Jane (James) Rupp. Her brother, John Rickly, preceded her in death.

Family and friends will be received from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 30 at First Presbyterian Church in Maumee. A memorial service will take place at a later date at Bay Village Presbyterian Church. A private burial will be held for family. 

Daniel Schick

Daniel L. Schick, age 73, the rock of his family, of Rossford, passed away on Saturday, May 25, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.  

Born in Dayton on January 29, 1946 to John and Virginia Schick, he moved with his family early in his life to Toledo when his father joined the Toledo Jeeps Professional Basketball Team. He attended St. Agnes Catholic School and later graduated in 1964 from Central Catholic High School. At Central, Dan excelled in both basketball and baseball, earning All-City honors in both sports. He was recently inducted into the Central Catholic Sports Hall of Fame for the second time. He continued his love for sports by playing for 17 years on a travel softball team that traveled across the country, as well as playing basketball multiple days a week. He was also an avid golfer who mentored his children and grandchildren. He loved playing in golf scrambles with his family and friends.

Mr. Schick was also a member of the Rossford American Legion, where he enjoyed playing cards, playing golf and hanging out with his buddies. He worked at L.O.F. for 33 years, and following retirement, he worked as a Rossford Marina Guard for 18 years. He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Rossford. The family would like to especially thank Father Recker, who rushed to the hospital to perform last rites.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Wanda (Zuchowski); children, Daniel (Dawn), Susan and Brian (Sandy); grandchildren, Jackson, Olivia, Reed, Benjamin, Garette and Sebastian; and brothers, John and Tom. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, David; and nephews, Tommy, Baby Dave and Phillip. 

A gathering for family and friends will take place from noon until 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 31 at All Saints Catholic Church in Rossford, followed by the funeral Mass at 1:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to Life Connection of Ohio or All Saints Catholic Church. 

James Coyle

James “Jim” John Coyle, age 84, of Maumee, passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday, May 26.

Born in Toledo on February 23, 1935 to James and Mary Ellen (Franks) Coyle, he started Coyle Plumbing and Heating in 1981, a business that would be passed on to his son, Jim. Above all, he was a true family man, a hard worker and a mentor to all. Jim and his wife Nancy enjoyed wintering in Ft. Myers, Fla., for more than 30 years. He was a 31-year member of the Maumee Elks, an avid University of Michigan football fan and a 64-year member of Local 50 Plumber/Pipefitters. Jim was always his kids’ biggest fan and supporter in all their sporting events and activities. 

Mr. Coyle is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Nancy, better known as “Toots”; children, Mike (Lami) Coyle, Sandy (Chris) Rucki, Jim (Rosa) Coyle and Cathy (Paul) Huguelet; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and loyal companion, Buttons.  He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Ricky; and sister Mary Wells.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 31 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maumee, with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Lakes of Monclova or Hospice of Northwest Ohio. 

Donna Schwind

Donna Marie Schwind, age 92, of Perrysburg, passed away on Monday, May 27.

Born in Perrysburg on October 3, 1926 to John and Edna (Schneider) Spoerl, she married Eugene Schwind on September 27, 1947 in St. Rose Catholic Church. Mrs. Schwind was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and its Rosary and Altar Society. In her earlier days, she enjoyed bowling and she was a lifetime Detroit Tigers fan and card player. 

She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Stricker; sons, Stephen (Janet), Mark (Denise), Scott (Karen), Matthew (Brenda) and Patrick (Elizabeth); 21 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene; parents; great-grandchildren, Carson and Pierson Stricker; brother, John Spoerl; and sister, Maxine Gilley.  

Family and friends will be received from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee, with a scripture service at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 1 at St. Rose Catholic Church, with prayers beginning in the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. Interment will be in St. Rose Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg, OH; or St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 E. Front St., Perrysburg, OH 43551.  

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