Obituaries: 09-27-18

Charlotte Wagener

Charlotte (Rogers) Wagener, age 91, of Maumee, passed away on Friday, September 14, in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Born in Delaware, Ohio, on August 9, 1927 to Samuel and Emma (Comston) Rogers, Sr., she attended Willis High School in Delaware and Bowling Green State University, where she met her husband, Nick. Mrs. Wagener was a member and an officer in Fallen Timbers, Suburban and Maumee Garden Clubs. She was a member of and a volunteer for the Maumee Valley Historical Society, volunteered and served on many committees at St. Joseph Catholic School and McAuley High School, and was a longtime member of the Maumee Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission. Employ-ed as the payroll director at St. Luke’s Hospital for 20 years, she loved to travel, and after her retirement visited China, Africa, the Galapagos Islands and the Netherlands, went on an Amazon River cruise and had many other adventures. She loved to cook and garden, all for the enjoyment of her family and friends.

Mrs. Wagener is survived by her daughter, Susan (Don White) Wagener, of Grove City, Ohio; sons, Nicholas Wagener, of Maumee, and Cliff (Kathy Hamilton) Wagener, of Lafayette, Calif.; grandsons, Connor and Keifer Wagener; sister, Faye Aston; brothers-in law, Tom (Jacque) Wagener and James Wagener; sisters-in-law, Molly Wagener Pfaff and Marge Wagener; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman “Nick” Wagener; parents; and brothers, Samuel Rogers, Jr., Charles Rogers and Matthew Rogers.

Visitation and services took place on September 22 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee, followed by interment in St. Joseph Cemetery in Maumee. Memorial contributions may be made to the Toledo Zoo.

Martin Servais

Martin Joseph “Marty” Servais, age 54, of Toledo, passed away on Tuesday, September 18.

Born in Toledo on November 26, 1963 to Donald and Alice (Lawrence) Servais, he graduated from Maumee High School and earned an associate degree in computer science from Owens Community College. He served in the U.S. Army from 1982-86 and then joined the Reserves. Mr. Servais was employed as an IT specialist at The Toledo Clinic for 17 years. He enjoyed computers and playing the guitar and piano. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.  

Surviving are his parents, Donald and Alice Servais; brothers, Donald (Diana), Steven and James (Ruth Anne); sister, Linda (Thomas) Byers; and many nieces and nephews.  

Private interment took place in St. Joseph Cemetery in Maumee. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 740 Commerce Dr., Suite B, Perrysburg, OH 43551.

Charlie Carr

Charles “Charlie” R. Carr, Jr. (64), a loving and proud husband, father and grandfather, and a passionate community volunteer and endearing friend to anyone with whom he met, passed away Thursday, September 20, while surrounded by family and friends.

Charlie was the firstborn of three children to Charles (Sr.) and Helyn (Rigney) Carr on July 16, 1954 in Toledo. Always close with family, his father inspired Charlie at a young age to join him as an athletic trainer for Maumee City Schools sports and, later, at the Maumee Volunteer Fire Department as a firefighter and emergency medical technician. These were defining roles for Charlie, who learned from his parents to always put his family and his community first.

After graduating from Maumee High School in 1972, Charlie started working part time for a local retail and agribusiness company called The Andersons, which blossomed into a large conglomerate during his 43 years of service. He proudly represented The Andersons and its founding family on various boards, including the Ohio Seed Improvement Association, of which he was a past president.

When not spending time with his family and friends, volunteering or working, you could find Charlie on a golf course; fishing at one of his cherished rivers, lakes or streams; and cheering for The Ohio State Buckeyes.

A lifelong resident of the area, Charlie never wavered in contributing his time and leadership to St. Joseph Maumee Catholic Parish and School, the City of Maumee, Maumee City Schools, Save Maumee Little League, Maumee Holiday Lights Parade, Maumee Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Columbus, Queen of Apostle School in Toledo, American Cancer Society, and many others. The culmination of his unselfish community efforts led to Charlie receiving the 2009 Maumee Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award.

Left to carry on Charlie’s unselfish acts are his wife Mary, son  Andy (Lindsey), daughter Angela (Dave Sturtz), mother Helyn, brother Rich (Laura), sister Jody (Don Albright), his beloved grandchildren Ava and Aubrey, and nephews and nieces Dan, A.J., Jody, Sarah and Alena.

The funeral was held on Monday, September 24, at St. Joseph Catholic Church followed by interment at St. Joseph Parish Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Panther Pride Foundation Fund, care of the Toledo Community Foundation. The fund supports academics, athletics, arts and other activities, which provide enrichment and education for the betterment of Maumee High School students. Checks can be made payable to the Panther Pride Foundation Fund (in memory of Charlie Carr) and mailed to Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. at 300 Madison Avenue, Suite 1300, Toledo, Ohio 43604; by credit card (call (419) 241-5049, ext. 105); or online at Alternatively, please consider donating to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg, Ohio 43551. 

Anthony Guzzo

Anthony Thomas Guzzo, age 89, of Maumee, passed away on Sunday, September 23.

Born in Canonsburg, Pa., on January 7, 1929 to Joseph and Rose (Consolmagno) Guzzo, he served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He graduated from Canonsburg High School, did his undergraduate studies at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and went on to earn a master’s degree in business education at Bowling Green State University. Mr. Guzzo taught at Springfield High School for many years. After retiring from teaching, he owned and operated his own accounting and tax preparation business. 

His memberships included the Maumee Kiwanis and American Legion and Junior Achievement, for which he was an advisor. He was a longtime member of St. Joseph Church, where he served as an usher, and most recently, a member of St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church. Mr. Guzzo supported many groups, including the Ohio Historical Society, the Toledo Zoo, the Toledo Museum of Art, WGTE, The Metroparks and the Maumee Valley Historical Society. He loved spending time with his family and also enjoyed gardening, painting, traveling and being an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Mr. Guzzo is survived by his wife, Carol; daughters, Cathy (Gary) Bartel and Margaret Guzzo; grandchildren, Tyler, Madeline and Olivia Bartel and Julia and Anthony Martoncik; great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Martoncik; sister, Rose Thomas; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Katherine Betsill and Carmeline Claysmith; and brothers, Ralph, Joseph and Angelo Guzzo. 

Friends and family will be received from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 27 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee, where prayers will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, September 28, followed by the funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church. Interment will follow in Springfield Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church.

Dianne Dibling

Dianne, a.k.a. Tom Dibling’s wife, passed away at home under the loving care of her twin sister, Debbie Jackson.  

Born in 1953 to John and Ellie Woggon, she was a surprise package – the doctor hadn’t expected twins. “DW” spent her childhood in Westmoreland, teen years in Perrysburg and adult life back and forth to Houston, where Debbie lives. Aging parents brought her back to the Toledo area in 1982. Tom and DW married in 1990 after 20 years of friendship. The joy of her life came in 1993, when Andrew was born. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, DW worked for 22 years as a registered dietitian at Wood-haven Health Care and was an avid world traveler to 87 countries. She fought rare genetic tumors for the past 12-plus years and was a one-in-a-million case. 

The party to celebrate DW’s life will take place on Saturday, September 29, from 6:00 until 10:00 p.m. at the Dibling home, 318 East Dudley in Maumee. Memorial tributes may be made to St. Mary’s on the Lake, 450 Manitou Rd., Manitou Beach, MI  49253.

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