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Maureen Shelton asks for prayers for her Uncle Bill Houlihan. He is now in hospice. He celebrated his 100th birthday last December. He is a long time Hibernian .
James "Jim" Arthur Poland, 93, of Toledo, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at Manor of Perrysburg. Jim was born March 27, 1926 to Arthur Thomas and Versa Marie Poland in Wentworth, Missouri. Jim worked tirelessly over the years to promote Irish culture. He was a past president of the Toledo Irish American Club. He was in charge of set up and take down for the former Irish American Club Summer Irish festivals. He built the “Shamrock signs” advertising the festivals. He set them up around town and removed them after the festivals. Jim Poland, a good, hard working man. He was Toledo Irishman of the year in 2011, taking part in the “First Pitch” ceremony during Irish Heritage night at the Mud Hens that year. Jim Poland, it was an honor to know you and a privilege to call you friend. Rest in Peace. Friends will be received on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Epiphany of the Lord, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 509 Oswald Street, Toledo, OH 43605 beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the time of Memorial Mass at 10:00 a.m. Inurnment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551.
Washington County, OH AOH Brother Bernie Lyons’ wife Debbie had a stroke on June 15th and is in critical/stable condition in acute rehabilitation. Bernie and Debbie’s granddaughter Olivia is in Cleveland Clinic following brain surgery. Bernie is also in rehabilitation following a fall in March and a broken wrist/forearm. Please keep the Lyons family in your prayers.
I’m off to see the wizard. I broke bones in my back about 13 years ago. Every few years, I went to a new Dr and they would say, sorry, there is nothing we can do for you. We can fuse the spine, but that will only move the pain up one level, and You would lose flexibility. it was not a good outcome. I tried everything under the sun from narcotics to exercises to acupuncture, chiropractic and non-traditional medicine. Massage relieved pain, but was short term. nothing ever really helped. Then, in March, I went to see Dr. Belding. For the 1st time in 13 years, I felt a glimmer. He came in like a ball of fire, full of energy and smiles and for the first time, he offered hope. he told me why this surgery would be different. He answered my questions in ways no doctor ever had. What about my surgery was different? Why some folks didn’t have good results, and I would. First time in 13 years I felt a glimmer of Hope.
If you are the praying type, and have a moment or two, say hey to the man upstairs and ask for a little blessing on the Doc and the results. Surgery is at 10:30 am. Thursday. Thy will be done.
Please pray for Marsha, Dr. Tom Maloney's daughter, and a cousin of John Mohr. She is battling Cancer.
Jerry and I would help take up the collection at the 9 AM Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church. After Mass, on the way out, I would always say: "See you next week". Jerry would always respond; "I hope so." I didn't realize he was that sick. Please say a prayer for this good man, his family and friends.
Gerald "Jerry" Mechel
October 5, 1944 - May 29, 2019
Gerald E. Mechel, 74, of Toledo, OH passed away at the VA Medical Center in Ann Arbor, MI. He was born on October 5, 1944 in Toledo to Rudolph and Mary (Huss) Mechel and he married Linda S. Grohowski.
Gerald proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and served as Grand Knight over 3 different years. Gerald was also a member of the Beer Can Collectors of America where he was past president.
Gerald is survived by his loving wife, Linda S. Mechel; children, Christy (Brian) Patterson and Melissa (Todd) Farley; grandchildren, Noah Elliana, Grace, Cooper, Luke, Billy, Collen and Brenne; siblings, Jack (Linda) Mechel, Anne Morrison, Joe (Barbara) Mechel, Rose (Lloyd) Rubin and Mary Mechel; best friend, Jeff (Cindy) Buchler and friends that are considered family, Chris and Doug Kummer. He is preceded in death by his parents.
Friends will be received on Monday, July 1, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Knights of Columbus service at 7:00 p.m. in Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home, 1163 W. Sylvania Ave, Toledo, OH 43612 (419-269-1111). A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 2240 Castlewood Dr, Toledo, OH 43613. Burial will be private.
Larry Haddad is the trainer for my position at Newcomer Funeral Services. In a period of six months he has become a very good friend. My friend Larry has some serious health issues. Please pray for his return to good health and strength and peace for his family and friends.
Please pray for Mary Sheehy from LAOH. She had back surgery today
Please pray for my friend, Jerry, who has been in the hospital for over three months. He has been battling congestive heart failure, stage 4 kidney disease, and diabetic ulcers on his leg. At this point, it is not so much about healing, as keeping him comfortable and free of pain. Please pray for peace in his finals days and for his family as well.