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Below are Hall Of Fame Members who Have recently passed on:

Jim Wilusz

 Jim Wilusz, 86 years young and a life-long Toledo resident, lost his battle with bladder cancer on May 15, 2015 and is dancing his way to heaven.

     Jim was a 1947 graduate of Woodward High School.  He then received his education degree from Purdue University and his Masters degree from the University of Toledo.  He then returned to his alma mater as a teacher, ultimately becoming a coach of a variety of sports, Athletic Director and Boys Dean.  After 40 years, he retired and started to embrace even more his other passions of golf and dancing.  Jim was inducted to the Woodward High School Hall of Fame in 1990, and has been a loyal Woodward High School volunteer serving on the Hall of Fame Committee and many reunion groups. Jim was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He most recently married Elma (Reddish), his loving wife of twenty years.  He was previously married to Virgie (Jakubowski) for 36 years, who has been in heaven for the last 23 years.

   Jim had a true gift of improving the lives of others; his family, students, players and all who waited to dance with the saddle-shoed man at The Elks. In addition to loving to dance, he was an avid golfer who remembered every hole he played and lived to play the game.  He also enjoyed the flowers that he loved to plant in their yard during the summer months and the lights he enjoyed putting up outside during the Holidays.

   In addition to his wife Elma he is survived by his daughter, Dana (Larry) Hooper, step-son George (LouAnn) Managhan and step-daughter Alyce (Jeff) Juby.  Additionally, Jim has two grand-children Ashley (Adam) Hill and Bryan (Haley) Johnson.  He was also blessed to have three great grand- children: Sean Kolling, Easton Hill and Emme Johnson.  Their beloved dog, Benji, will also miss him greatly. 

          Donations can be made to the Woodward High School Hall of Fame Committee or The Toledo Area Humane Society.

 Here is the link http://woodwardhalloffame.com/donations/donation-form/

 David R. Taylor, III

 John “Jack” Kesling

 Ray Saba

 Richard “Dick” Buchholz

 Joe Badyna

 Bryant Robinson

 Frank Goldie -

Woodward Alum Frank C. Goldie, died Aug. 3 2016 ,in Advanced Specialty Hospital in South Toledo after a fall. He was 95. Mr. Goldie started out as a post office distribution clerk working his way to general superintendent of mails. In 1967, Toledo Postmaster Francis Szollosi  named Mr. Goldie installations director to oversee new automated and transport systems. Eventually Mr. Goldie became postmaster of Toledo. He oversaw 99 post offices in northwest Ohio and, at the start, a $20 million annual budget. He was appointed postmaster of Chicago in 1977, and by his retirement a decade later, also was general manager of the Chicago division. Mari Beth Kirkland, postmaster of Middlefield, Ohio, described Mr. Goldie as a  “  role model, a leader, a legend,”

He was born Nov. 28, 1920, to Virginia and James Goldie and grew up in the black community of North Toledo called “Out Stickney.” He was a 1938 graduate of Woodward High School and in 1983 was among the first inducted into its hall of fame. He studied engineering at the University of Toledo

Mr. Goldie of Ottawa Hills was treasurer of All Saints Episcopal Church. He was a fixture at the Woodward Hall of Fame dinner.

 Mr. Goldie, was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, and a Tuskegee Airman. Mr. Goldie  served with the 477th Bombardment Group formed at Tuskegee, Alabama. Although the 477th Bombardment Group trained with North American B-25 Mitchell bombers, they never served in combat.

William Brower associate editor of the Toledo Blade praised Mr. Goldie in 1987 saying, “Mr. Goldie “proved his mettle in Toledo,” … “widened the window of opportunity for women and other minorities. His advancement was part of a trend that opened the doors to blacks in the top echelon in the service,”

Should you wish to remember Frank Goldiehis family suggests tributes to the church; a scholarship fund in his name through the National Association of Postmasters of the United States; the Frank and Cleo Goldie Scholarship Fund; or the United Negro College Fund.

 

RickLovett     

Marie Williamson 

Marie E. Williamson, 86, of Maumee, Ohio passed away peacefully on Monday, November 7, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Marie was born on April 3, 1930, in Weirton, West Virginia to John and Milija (Roknich) Frankovitch.
She graduated from the University of Toledo with a Masters of Education and Specialist Degree in 1968-1970. Marie worked from 1959 until her retirement for the Toledo Board of Education at Woodward High School as an English teacher from 1959-1968, as Dean from 1969-1972, as a Counselor from 1973-1978 and as Assistant Principal of Instruction from 1979-1993. She loved to tutor children in reading, working in her garden, watching Shakespeare plays in Stratford, Ontario, reading and cooking. She was a member of the Autistic Society of Northwest Ohio and served on the Altar Rosary Society at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maumee and a member of Phi Delta Kappa Sorority. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/toledoblade/obituary.aspx?n=marie-e-williamson&pid=182628314&fhid=3403#sthash.lDZXffgH.UCclFI3U.dpuf

                                                                                                                                                            

 

WILLIAMSON
Marie E.
Marie E. Williamson, 86, of Maumee, Ohio passed away peacefully on Monday, November 7, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Marie was born on April 3, 1930, in Weirton, West Virginia to John and Milija (Roknich) Frankovitch.
She graduated from the University of Toledo with a Masters of Education and Specialist Degree in 1968-1970. Marie worked from 1959 until her retirement for the Toledo Board of Education at Woodward High School as an English teacher from 1959-1968, as Dean from 1969-1972, as a Counselor from 1973-1978 and as Assistant Principal of Instruction from 1979-1993. She loved to tutor children in reading, working in her garden, watching Shakespeare plays in Stratford, Ontario, reading and cooking. She was a member of the Autistic Society of Northwest Ohio and served on the Altar Rosary Society at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maumee and a member of Phi Delta Kappa Sorority.
Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert K. Williamson; granddaughter, Lauren Williamson; brother and sisters, John, Danielle, Margaret, Bill and Shirley McCardel, and Gloria Frankovitch. Left behind to cherish her memories are her children, Robert (Paula) Williamson, Deborah K. Moore, Rebecca (Tim) Wielgopolski; siblings, Edward Frankovitch, Amelia (Leonard) Churski, Ann (Robert) Noonan, and brother-in-law, Tom Walker; grandchildren, Matthew (Emily) Williamson, J.T. (Brianna) and Brandon Moore, Christopher and Jessica Wielgopolski; great-grandchildren, Deshawn Kosper and Juan Duarte, and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Marie requested not to have services. Marie wished for memorials to be made to the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio (Bittersweet, Inc), Woodward High School Memorial fund, or Hospice of Northwest Ohio . There will be a private burial at Fort Meigs Cemetery in Perrysburg, Ohio. Arrangements by the Bersticker-Scott Funeral Home, 3453 Heatherdowns Blvd at Byrd Rd, Toledo, Ohio. Please view and sign Marie's condolence page at
berstickerscottfuneralhome.com
As published in The Blade
 
Published in Toledo Blade on Nov. 20, 2016 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/toledoblade/obituary.aspx?n=marie-e-williamson&pid=182628314&fhid=3403#sthash.lDZXffgH.UCclFI3U.dpuf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

WILLIAMSON
Marie E.
Marie E. Williamson, 86, of Maumee, Ohio passed away peacefully on Monday, November 7, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Marie was born on April 3, 1930, in Weirton, West Virginia to John and Milija (Roknich) Frankovitch.
She graduated from the University of Toledo with a Masters of Education and Specialist Degree in 1968-1970. Marie worked from 1959 until her retirement for the Toledo Board of Education at Woodward High School as an English teacher from 1959-1968, as Dean from 1969-1972, as a Counselor from 1973-1978 and as Assistant Principal of Instruction from 1979-1993. She loved to tutor children in reading, working in her garden, watching Shakespeare plays in Stratford, Ontario, reading and cooking. She was a member of the Autistic Society of Northwest Ohio and served on the Altar Rosary Society at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maumee and a member of Phi Delta Kappa Sorority.
Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert K. Williamson; granddaughter, Lauren Williamson; brother and sisters, John, Danielle, Margaret, Bill and Shirley McCardel, and Gloria Frankovitch. Left behind to cherish her memories are her children, Robert (Paula) Williamson, Deborah K. Moore, Rebecca (Tim) Wielgopolski; siblings, Edward Frankovitch, Amelia (Leonard) Churski, Ann (Robert) Noonan, and brother-in-law, Tom Walker; grandchildren, Matthew (Emily) Williamson, J.T. (Brianna) and Brandon Moore, Christopher and Jessica Wielgopolski; great-grandchildren, Deshawn Kosper and Juan Duarte, and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Marie requested not to have services. Marie wished for memorials to be made to the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio (Bittersweet, Inc), Woodward High School Memorial fund, or Hospice of Northwest Ohio . There will be a private burial at Fort Meigs Cemetery in Perrysburg, Ohio. Arrangements by the Bersticker-Scott Funeral Home, 3453 Heatherdowns Blvd at Byrd Rd, Toledo, Ohio. Please view and sign Marie's condolence page at
berstickerscottfuneralhome.com
As published in The Blade
 
Published in Toledo Blade on Nov. 20, 2016 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/toledoblade/obituary.aspx?n=marie-e-williamson&pid=182628314&fhid=3403#sthash.lDZXffgH.UCclFI3U.dpuf