Our friend Jim Wiluz has passed away. Mr. Wiluz was so much to so many of us at Woodward High.
He was a student scholar,athlete,teacher coach, mentor ,booster...
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/
Donations as of 2016: We have awarded we have awarded over $328,500 in scholarships to deserving Woodward graduates!
The Woodward High School Hall of Fame Association is organized for two main purposes.
The first is honoring and awarding past Woodward High School graduates for outstanding accomplishments in life, or, to honor and award past graduates and/or individuals who have provided exemplary service to Calvin M. Woodward High School.
The second is promoting achievement at Woodward High School and awarding scholarships to worthy Woodward seniors.
Most Hall of Fame organizations only do the first, but we are very proud of the fact that we are able to do both because of the generosity of our Woodward family. Our supporters have true dedication and commitment to Woodward High School.
This year is the 35th Anniversary of the Woodward High School Hall of Fame. The induction dinner is set for Inverness in April 8th 2017 .
Woodward annually sponsors an All Alumni Summer Dance under the stars. Proceeds are used toward the Woodward Track Fund. This year, the event will be held August 13th, 2016. It is a wonderful chance to see many old friends and classmates.
For more information go to Woodward Polar Bears All Alumni on Facebook and at www.whspolarbearalumni.com.
Woodward High School Hall of Fame Honors Veterans
The Calvin M. Woodward High School Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce that a special recognition took place during the 28th annual Woodward Hall of Fame Induction Banquet on April 17, 2010. Woodward High School graduates and former students who lost their lives or remain missing in action while serving our country from 1920 to the present were honored. The names of veterans currently identified for recognition are listed in this link. If there are any errors or omissions, please contact Barney Tompkins at 419.482.9979. Our own Stan Czerminski cleaned and restored the original plaque from the old building and Woodward Hall of Fame commissioned a new one with the additional names on it. Both are displayed in the new building.
35th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION -
WOODWARD HALL OF FAME
Inductees will be honored in a ceremony in April 8th 2017 at Inverness.
A limited number of tickets will be sold, so make your reservations early! There will be NO ticket sales
at the door. To reserve an entire table for up to 10 people, provide information for all guests. For WHS
Graduates, please give class year. Specify entree choice of chicken, pork, or vegetarian for each person. If you are representing a Hall of Fame member, please note on the form.