Perrysburg Messenger Journal

‘Thank you, teachers’

‘Thank you, teachers’

St. Rose School held a teachers appreciation parade May 5. It was an opportunity for teachers and students to connect “in person” during the global health crisis. Governor Mike DeWine closed school buildings March 16, and they will remain closed for the rest of the school year.

JOSEPH SOWA

JOSEPH SOWA

Joseph Sowa, age 83, passed away peacefully at home on May 3, 2020. He was born in Glassport, Pennsylvania, on June 8, 1936, to Stanley and Mary Sower. He married Mary Agnes Vossel on May 28, 1960. He proudly served in the National Guard and received an honorable discharge on October 4, 1963. He and Mary moved to Perrysburg in 1963 and he worked at Steel City Lumber until 1965, when he began working as a conductor for the Pennsylvania Railroad, later known as Conrail. He retired from there in 1998. He loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed working out at St. Luke’s Heart Rehab and the Rossford Recreation Center, going to the casino, traveling and having coffee with his friends. He also enjoyed his lunches with the St. Luke’s rehab group and the retired railroaders.

MARGARET EILEEN CARSTENSEN

MARGARET EILEEN CARSTENSEN

Margaret Eileen Carstensen went home to be with the Lord on April 28, 2020. Margaret spent many years as a laborer. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much and enjoyed taking pictures at many activities and gatherings. She also enjoyed knitting and doing word search puzzles.

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