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06/02/22 02:28 PM #3999    

Pam Galbraith (Hudson)

Pat, so glad you have had all that care and concern at the hospital. We all hope that once you are home and settled that EVERYTHING will be better!!!

Keeping you in our prayers.

06/03/22 04:57 PM #4000    


Steve Harpold

Best wishes Pat!

06/04/22 01:27 PM #4001    


Richard Burr

After open heart surgery 2/3/2020, quad bypass, then 5/15/20 a stent added, due to shortness of breath upon activity, on a collapsing graft, been doing fine since. Past 4 months, shortness of breath came back on activity and/or walking about 20 yards. Recovery is quick, but happens frequently. Did all the tests ordered by my cardiologist, blood, EKG, Echo, lung/ breathing tests- all results were normal. Medication adjustments were negative. So, this Tuesday, going in for a heart cath to check out internal blood flow. The first stent was on the smallest graft and if that stent is not working 100%, they cannot put a stent into a stent. 2 options- open me up again, or try medication to clear it. Needless to say which option I would choose. Will let you all know the outcome. 

06/04/22 04:06 PM #4002    


Patrick Gilbert

Wow Richard!  I thought my stay was bad.. Sending prayers and good vibes for your full recovery. Stay strong Bro

06/07/22 03:15 PM #4003    


Walter "Chip" Carstensen


I received an email on Sunday from our Classmate Rod Patterson alerting me to the Toledo Blade obituary for James Maher, a math teacher and Start High School's first varsity basketball coach.  Mr. Maher passed away last October in Florida, however his family delayed publishing his obituary until the weekend before his funeral service. That service is going to be held this coming Saturday, June 11th, starting at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Main Street in Sylvania.  You may convey your condolences to Mr. Maher's family via the Guest Book that may be accessed on his online obituary. Here's a link: James E. Maher.  Also, if you have a memory or story about Mr. Maher from our high school days, feel free to add a comment on his "In Memory" page.


06/08/22 09:09 AM #4004    

Rick Boyd

Memory of Coach Mahar: if you shoot the perfect free throw the ball will not hit the rim and come right back to you at the free throw line. 

06/08/22 09:17 AM #4005    


Patrick Gilbert

A great big thank you to Joan Radabau Myers! Who sent me roses to brighten my spirits and surroundings...

 I understand there was some underhanded goings on to get my address and that Manuel Chambers was the culprit. It's so nice to get something like this out of the blue and it just made my day. Thanks you two for caring!

My blood count is holding so far but insurence is slow to approve the next treatment. Fingers crossed approval comes soon.

06/15/22 01:53 AM #4006    


Dale Benington

Well, Ed has done it once again. He has found yet another new eatery for us to both indulge our appetites in, while also enjoying the company and companionship of our classmates. So this coming Tuesday (06/21), at 3:45, we are all heading for the Barr’s Public House, which is located at 3355 Briarfield Avenue, in Maumee.

Hope to see you there.


06/15/22 11:55 AM #4007    


Richard Burr

Thank you all for the kind thoughts and good prayers regarding my heart cath test last week. The good news is that nothing negative was found. All was in good working order and no stent needed. However, the other news, since there is no reason for my shortness of breath,  I am going to be scheduled for an EECP (Enhanced External Counterpulsation) treatment in the near future.  This treatment is 1 hour a day, 7days a week for 7 weeks. Supposedly good results. We will see. Have to wait 3 weeks after the heart cath for this to start. So, again, thank you to all.  

06/15/22 07:33 PM #4008    


Jeff Willets

Hang in there, I'm sure they'll figure it all out in due time.

06/15/22 11:07 PM #4009    


Patrick Gilbert

Happy to report that my hemoglobin numbers have gone up from 10.2 to 11.4 after the two infusions I had in the hospital. Let's hope this trend continues!

06/16/22 08:53 AM #4010    

Marge Updegraff (Mendeljian)

Good news Pat! Continued prayers.

06/16/22 09:11 AM #4011    


Jeff Willets

Great news, continued success

06/17/22 09:14 PM #4012    


Gary McMahon

Edward Adam Petryk Jr.


Edward Adam Petryk Jr. obituary, Chapel Hill, NC






Sujkowski Funeral Home - Northpointe
114-128 East Alexis Rd.
Toledo, OH




Funeral Mass
Jun, 18 2022
Christ the King Catholic Church
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Edward Adam Petryk Jr.

On Saturday, June 11, 2022, Edward Adam Petryk, Jr. started his journey to be with his Lord and Savior. He enjoyed the day with his two oldest grandsons before he passed. He went to Caden's graduation from high school and sat with Jacob during the ceremony. He also cherished his youngest grandson, Dean, who would brighten his life by his baseball games with his dad. He was born on June 23, 1950, to Edward and Helen (Banko) Petryk in Toledo, OH.

Ed attended Regina Coeli Catholic School and graduated from Roy C. Start High School in 1968. He served in the United States Army from 1970-1972.

Ed married Patricia Ann Nietrzeba on August 4, 1972. They had a loving marriage that lasted almost 50 years. They were blessed with 2 loving children and a special son that came into his life after his retirement and three handsome grandsons. Ed was very proud of all the accomplishments that his children and grandchildren achieved.

Ed worked at the Chrysler Toledo Machining Plant and a variety of jobs in the auto industry. He was hired to work at Johnson Controls Battery Division in 1992 and worked there until 2015. He was always willing to help others and he worked the Funeral Luncheon Program at Regina Coeli Church.

After he retired, he enjoyed attending classic car shows together with his wife. Ed had a 1947 Chrysler Royal and his wife drove a 1983 Dodge Shelby Charger. They called themselves the Cruising Grandparents. He also enjoyed helping his wife with her crafting group. The ladies of the group really treasured him because he would serve them coffee.

Ed is survived by his loving wife, Patricia; daughter, Michelle Ann (Christopher) Martin and son, Edward Adam (Meghan Benz) Petryk III; "special son", Michael Larrow and three loving grandsons, Caden Alexander Martin, Jacob Louis Martin, and Dean Benz Petryk. He is also survived by his sister, Barbara (Dennis) Holt and nieces and nephews, Jacqueline Hansen, Kimberly Holt, Gregory Holt, Anthony Holt, Richard Nietrzeba, Kevin (Chris) Nietrzeba, Lora (John) Rombach, and many great nieces and great nephews. Also surviving Ed are his special sister, Cathy Brown and special brother, Dennis Hegedus. Preceding him in death were his parents; sister, Carol Petryk; brother-in–law, Richard Nietrzeba; sister-in-law, Christine Nietrzeba; nephew, Steven Nietrzeba and his aunts and uncles.

Viewing will be held at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd. from 2 - 8 p.m. on Friday, June 17 with a Scripture Service at 7 p.m. Funeral services will begin Saturday at 9:45 a.m. in the funeral home and continue with the Funeral Mass at Christ the King Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. Interment with Military Honors led by the VFW 606 Burial Corps will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

06/18/22 05:10 PM #4013    


Walter "Chip" Carstensen

Stay strong Pat and others who are in Ill-health. We are all pulling and praying for your recovery.   I added Ed Petryk to the In Memory page.  He was absent from our class list so I added him.   Happy Father's Day to all!!! 

06/19/22 10:31 AM #4014    


John Lipski

Thanks for the kind birthday greetings. These days the best part of birthdays is to still have them! Here's wishing many more healthy and happy birthdays for all our classmates.

06/20/22 10:45 PM #4015    

Rick Boyd

Happy birthday John   Were you in a band? 

06/21/22 11:14 AM #4016    


Kent Gardam

I guess I'm not smart enough to repost a picture here, but if you look on page 181 of our Senior Year yearbook there is a pic of John playing with his band at a sock hop.

06/21/22 01:04 PM #4017    


John Lipski

I was in a couple of garage bands. We played a few dances at Start, a lot of frat parties and other unsupervised events, and had a running gig at a bar in B.G. All underage and never got busted; couldn't do that today.

06/23/22 09:05 PM #4018    


Patrick Gilbert

Sad to Report that our classmate and my golf buddy Bob (Kay) Kluczynski passed away on June 10th, 2022 in Palm Springs, CA. After a 7 month battle with lung cancer. He is survived by his wife of 23 years Shelly and his Daughter Claire. Bob was a great guy his fsmily owned the Par 3 golf course on Tremainsville Road back in the day. Bob served in the US Army at Fort Knox, Ky. Rest in peace old buddy. Catch you on the other side.

06/24/22 06:38 AM #4019    

Marcia Kelso (Wilkinson)

Oh boy, this is very sad news.  Bob and I were very close friends in high school, and even managed to see each other a couple of times after that.  He was a good friend.  His family and friends will be in my prayers.  Rest in peace, good buddy, and know that you will be missed.

06/24/22 07:58 AM #4020    


Nancy Wolff (Szymanski)

I remember Bob "Kooch" & George Ickes were the comic relief in our COP classes - gave Miss Mittendorf fits.  RIP dear Bob!

06/26/22 06:19 AM #4021    

Manuel Chambers

Bob and I were very close throughout high school. I lost touch with him when he moved to California. Rest In Peace my friend. 

06/26/22 11:26 AM #4022    


Janis Fought (Brown)

Contributions have been made to the Toledo Public Schools Foundation restricted to Start High School in memory of Bob and Ed.

06/27/22 10:32 AM #4023    


Patrick Gilbert

For those classmates that lost track of Bob after his move to SoCal. He changed his name to Kay and became a mortgage broker. My wife and I were eating dinner at Marie Callendar and this guy come up to us and says aren't  you Pat Gilbert from Start High in Toledo? And all I could say was "Koochie.. Koochie... Koo!!!!". Bob had that kind of a face. His wife Shelly, Bob. La-Li and I had desert and exchanged numbers and we began playing golf at his home course Simi Valley Golf course several times per month. Had some great times.

Every year we would use our veterans benefit " Birdies for the Brave " and go out to Riveria CC and catch the Mercedes Benz open final day. We even sneaked into the club house a few times.

And every Vetetans day Bob would pick me up and we would go have a free breakfast at the local Denny's and after work  dinner at several places! Lol.. Bob had it down... To avoid the line we would sit at the bar. Start off with a steak dinner at Applebees. Then do the same at Olive Garden but this time take a few bites and take the rest to go. Then it was off to BJ burgers and get next days lunch to go. We had so much fun.

Bob & Shelly finally retired and bought a condo in Palm Springs where he took a job as a golf course Marshall so he could play golf for free until his stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis 6 years later. He went fast, 7 months and kept it to himself. I'm going to miss my golf buddy especially on Vetetans day ;)..  Catch you on the other side buddy.. Fore!


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