Mount Carmel High School Magazine
Spring 2011 Administrative Updates
Fr. Carl J. Markelz, O. Carm (H)
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Mount Carmel High School Community,
This January I announced that I would be leaving
Mount Carmel High School after 15 years of serving
office of institutionAl AdvAncement
this community. Now, I take this opportunity to say
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
David Lenti (H)
good-bye to all of you as I move on, taking with me the
firstname.lastname@example.org fondest memories of Mount Carmel. I cannot begin
Feature: Leading with Zeal to express my gratitude to each of you for your support
Director of Marketing and Communications
Tessa Burke 2 Fr. Carl Markelz leaves lasting legacy throughout my time here. It is through our work
email@example.com 5 Fr. Tony Mazurkiewicz ‘92 is next president
together that Mount Carmel has continued to thrive.
Jim Civik ‘64 Student Achievement During my time at Mount Carmel there has been much change, excitement, and celebration.
firstname.lastname@example.org 8 Advent Action I have witnessed academic excellence, superior teaching and mentoring, athletic and extra-
curricular accomplishments, classroom innovations, extensive community service, and prayer
Assistant Director for Institutional Advancement 10 Caravan Alley Players write/perform
with unwavering faith. Together these successes have enhanced Mount Carmel’s quality of
Patrick Joyce ‘01 12 Student body celebrates Spirit Week student life and driven our institution forward with great momentum.
Alumni Chaplain Alumni News I could not be more pleased that Fr. Tony Mazurkiewicz, O. Carm. ‘92 has been selected as
Fr. Peter McGarry, O.Carm. (H) 16 Men of Fame the next President of Mount Carmel. Fr. Tony will work hand-in-hand with Principal John
email@example.com Stimler, the Board of Directors, and a solid team of administrators to ensure that Mount
17 The Kid from Woodlawn
Carmel continues to flourish for many years to come. Under their guidance Mount Carmel
20 Champions Reunite
mount cArmel HigH scHool will maintain our strong Carmelite traditions that began 111 years ago with those first eight
Carmelite priest and brothers who established our school.
6410 South Dante Avenue Advancement News
Chicago, IL 60637 22 Spotlight: Lance Bonner Foundation Again, I thank you, Mount Carmel’s alumni and friends, for the instrumental role you play in
24 Annual Fund Update our successes. Your support, involvement, faith, and loyalty to Mount Carmel is what makes
Carmel Life Editorial Office
773.324.1020, ext. 204 25 Campaign for a New Century of Excellence our alumni community so strong. I encourage each and every one of you to remain actively
involved in Mount Carmel. I look forward to seeing Mount Carmel progress even further as
Alumni Office Fr. Tony works with you during the coming years to advance Mount Carmel’s mission to live
773.324.1020, ext. 290 Caravan Athletics with Zeal for God, for life, and for learning.
26 Fall and winter sports wrap-up
28 Tony Lawless Award May Our Lady of Mount Carmel continue to bless and protect you.
Tessa Burke 29 1000 Coaching victories In Carmel,
Julie Chappetto Special Features
HR Imaging 30 Class of ‘98 Baby Album Fr. Carl J. Markelz, O.Carm.
Oriflamme Yearbook Archives President
31 Class Notes
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ZE A L
Fr. Carl Markelz, O. Carm. leaves MC after 15 years of dedicated service
When Fr. Carl Markelz, O. Carm. leaves his office for the lon, O.Carm. and Fr. Bob Carroll, O.Carm. established the
last time this June, he will take with him pride in having endowment fund to further secure Mount Carmel’s future.
spent 15 years leading one of the most prestigious Catholic Recognizing the importance of this initiative, Fr. Carl contin-
High Schools in the state. ued the good work of his predecessors and worked with the
Educational Foundation to further strengthen the Endow-
From doubling the endowment fund, to building the Con- ment Fund.
vocation Center, to increasing academic program offerings,
to continued athletic success, to the recent development of a Through campaigns such as the McCarthy Challenge and
new mission statement, Fr. Carl has seen much change and fundraisers such as the Annual Big Event, the fund contin-
success during his time in office that began in 1996. ued to multiply. In fact, under his leadership, the Endowment
Fund experienced its biggest period of growth in history,
Through the years Fr. Carl established himself as a fair more than doubling during his time here. Despite the hard
and kind leader who fearlessly sought to continue pushing times of the economy and stock market, the fund currently
Mount Carmel to the forefront of academic excellence. He stands at over $6,500,000.00.
will be remembered by many as an organizer, guiding light,
and friend. While his accomplishments are too numerous to Major Fundraising Campaigns
detail, we are proud to revisit a few of the highlights of his
term that will be his lasting legacy at Mount Carmel. Never losing sight of the importance of development ini-
tiatives, Fr. Carl led three major fundraising campaigns: the
Centennial Celebration Haggerty Field Campaign, the McCarthy Challenge, and the
current campaign, the Campaign for a New Century of Ex-
Fr. Carl knew the opportunity to celebrate 100 years of cellence. With $24,000,000 already raised, the Campaign is
Mount Carmel in the year 2000 was a once-in-a-lifetime nearing its halfway point to its total goal of $50,000,000.00.
occasion. He gathered a committee of over 60 alumni and
friends to help organize the year-long celebration. It began Over $5,000,000 in donations for Phase II alone has allowed
with Carmelfest, a casual outdoor family friendly celebra- for the resurfacing of Carey Field, the addition of two science
tion held on campus in September of 1999. It was followed labs and the addition of the CBN studio and computer lab.
by the dedication of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Me- Most recently, Phase II of the Campaign continued last sum-
morial Prayer Garden in November. The following summer mer with improvements made to the Carey Aquatic Center
a Centennial Dinner Dance was held at Navy Pier on July and Murray Pool. Additional dollars raised during this phase
15. A Centennial Mass at Holy Name Cathedral took place of the campaign will support the endowment fund, student
the next day on July 16, the feast of Our Lady of Mount scholarships, and the renovation of classrooms in the main
Carmel. school building.
Endowment Fund Growth
Prior to Fr. Carl’s arrival, visionaries such as Fr. David Dil-
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new course structures and plans that would lead to better
learning outcomes for our male students.
Stabilizing Enrollment in a Turbulent Era
As the years have progressed, and specifically during the
difficult economic times of recent, we have watched many
Catholic schools around Chicago, and around the country,
close their doors. Yet during this difficult time, Mount
Carmel’s enrollment remains solid with 790 students. This
could not have been done without Fr. Carl’s firm support
of enrollment initiatives, strengthening of the Educational
THEN: 1996 Foundation, and leadership in expanding the geographic
area from which Mount Carmel draws students.
Campus and Facility Improvements Fr. Tony Mazurkiewicz, O. Carm. ‘92 is next President of Mount Carmel
Focusing on the Carmelite Mission
When any alumnus or friend of Mount Carmel who preced- Collaborated by Sal Lema, Director of Communications for
ed Fr. Carl’s era returns to campus for the first time, they are Even with this long list of accomplishments, what Fr. Carl Carmelite Media, and Tessa Burke
in awe when they observe the dramatic improvements that will be most remembered for is his sincere dedication to con-
have been made over the past 15 years. There were more tinue the hard work of the Carmelites who came before him
The Mount Carmel High the fall of 1988 and made the trip from his suburban home
campus and facility additions and improvements to Mount at Mount Carmel. The decisions he made and the projects
School Board of Members an- to 64th and Dante daily for the next four years.
Carmel during Fr. Carl’s time than during the previous 96 he initiated were all done with sound focus on meeting the
nounced that Fr. Tony Ma-
years of Mount Carmel’s existence. mission of Mount Carmel and the Carmelites. At Mount Carmel he was an accomplished student and
zurkiewicz, O. Carm. has been
athlete; he graduated Salutatorian, served as Captain for
Today Mount Carmel remains committed to Catholic appointed the school’s next
Haggerty Field and Field House, the McCarthy Wing, Car- the 1991 varsity football and 1992 varsity baseball teams,
values, academic excellence, athletic achievement, diversity, president. He will assume his
ey Field, the Prayer Garden, Centennial Hall, Champion and started for the 1990 and 1991 Caravan football state
and a supportive family atmosphere because of his guidance duties June 15, succeeding Fr.
Way, these places on campus were all built during Fr. Carl’s championship teams.
of our mission. Carl Markelz, O. Carm. who is
time as President. Perhaps the most significant building was stepping down after 15 years as After graduating from Mount Carmel, he went on to Yale
that of the Convocation Center, including the Cacciatore president. University where he played football for the Bulldogs and
Thank you, Fr. Carl, from all the Carmelites, alumni, staff,
Athletic Center. This building not only added much needed was again named a team captain. He graduated from the
parents, students, and friends who make up the Mount Fr. Tony currently serves as a faculty member in the The-
recreational space for workouts, practices, and home con- Ivy League University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in
Carmel community, for your tireless efforts over the course ology department, and as an enrollment and admissions
tests, but it also gave the student body a new space to gather history.
of the past 15 years. Your legacy of leadership, compassion, representative in the Office of Mission Effectiveness.
for liturgical celebrations and assemblies, added technology
innovation, responsibility and care will inspire us all to He then began his career in education in 1996 teaching at
and science classrooms, a state-of-the-art, media center, of- Fr. Tony, a 1992 graduate of Mount Carmel, was recom-
continue your good work at Mount Carmel, and to live every Mount Carmel. He went on to Massachusetts where he
fice space, an alumni meeting room, and commons space for mended to the Board of Members by a presidential search
day with Zeal for God, for Life, and for Learning.
students to gather and eat every day. committee including Carmelites, trustees, faculty, parents,
Strengthening Academic Programs
“I know I speak on behalf of the Board of Members when
Mount Carmel has always provided an outstanding college I express the fullest confidence in Fr. Tony and the direc-
preparatory curriculum. Fr. Carl enhanced the already strong tion he will provide Mount Carmel,” said Fr. Carl. “His
academic program by adding more Advanced Placement strong academic background and experience in Carmelite
classes, using the new facilities for expanded program schools and parishes make him the perfect candidate to
offerings in technology, science, and physical education, continue advancing the institution forward. He will guide
and offering new electives such as the Caravan Broadcast our mission to live with Zeal for God, life, and learning
Network, a video broadcasting club and class. with sound focus. This is a wonderful day for the entire
Mount Carmel community.”
Also with Fr. Carl’s guidance, administrators began to place
Fr. Tony, who grew up in Glenwood, Illinois, is the son of Fr. Tony Mazurkiewicz with parents Larry and Laura
greater emphasis on the strength of Mount Carmel as an
Lawrence and Laura Lee Mazurkiewicz. With their sup-
all-male educational environment. He supported efforts
port and encouragement, he enrolled at Mount Carmel in
to train faculty in best practices for educating young men
by sending select faculty members to the Gurian Institute.
Under his leadership faculty and administrators explored NOW: 2011
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taught for three
years for Edi-
Mount Carmel at the begin-
ning of this school year.
Cardinal Francis George
son Schools. He
then returned to
Fr. Tony says he was drawn
to return to Mount Carmel
for the balance of prayer, com-
Celebrates Mass at MC
one year as an
munity, and ministry. He
has a strong sense of Mount
Carmel’s proud 111 year his- Mount Carmel students were recently honored by the presence of Cardinal Francis George,
tory of Carmelite leadership Archbishop of Chicago. Cardinal George led mass for the entire student body at the school
to Mount Carmel
in educating young men in a Fr. Tony played football for the Yale this winter.
Catholic environment built on Bulldogs and graduated from the Ivy Other members of the Mount Carmel community joined the Eucharistic celebration, including
After years of faith and values. League University in 1996. Carmelites, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni. A number of Mount Carmel students had the
prayer and con-
“As a teacher, I’ve had the op- honor of participating in the Mass with His Eminence, serving as altar servers, liturgical
portunity to see the day-to-day operations of the school,” musicians, and Eucharistic ministers.
Fr. Tony’s Ordination on May 30, 2009 said Fr. Tony. “I’m inspired by the interactions I’ve ob-
joining the Car- Following the mass, Cardinal George addressed students in Mr. Kevin Hansen’s theology class.
served between our students, parents, alumni, faculty and
melite Order and Mr. Hansen, Mount Carmel’s service program coordinator, and his students eagerly told the
staff. The passion, cooperative spirit, and commitment to
made his First Profession of Vows to the Order on June Cardinal about their current course work, service projects, and their upcoming participation
the community that are clearly present in each of them are
16, 2003. in the March for Life in Washington, D.C. Cardinal George then met with students during their
so unique to the Mount Carmel identity.”
lunch hour in the student commons before leaving the campus.
He spent time living in Carmelite priories in Houston,
Fr. Tony noted the position of strength Mount Carmel
Texas and Middletown, New York; teaching at Crespi Cardinal Francis George, a Chicagoland native, is the sixth Cardinal to lead the Chicago
is in and attributed much of the school’s ongoing success
Carmelite High School in Encino, California; and work- Archdiocese’s 2.3 million Catholics.
ing in Saint Agnes parish in Phoenix, Arizona, as he con-
tinued the journey to becoming a Carmelite.
Fr. Tony earned a Master of Divinity degree in 2009 from
Washington Theological Union in Washington, DC and
was the valedictorian of his class. While in Washington
he made his Solemn (final) Profession of Vows on March
Fr. Tony was ordained on May 30, 2009 at St. Thomas the
Apostle Church in Hyde Park. Being open to the “Te-
nacity of God’s love” is how he described his journey to
becoming a Carmelite priest. All who had the privilenge
of celebrating Fr. Tony’s ordination that beautiful spring
day agree that he has held firmly to God’s Zeal for him.
Fr. Tony greets students after blessing rings at the Junior Ring Ceremony.
Durng the ordination homily, Bishop Michael LaFay, O.
Carm. stressed that Tony already has everything he needs to the leadership of current President Fr. Markelz. “His TOP LEFT: A group of Mount Carmel students had the honor of meeting
- a loving family, a dedicated Carmelite brotherhood and vision chartered the course of the school for the past 15 Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago, when he led Mass at
family, the experiences of life, and a faith in God - for his the school. TOP RIGHT: Senior Kevin Carey, of Beverly (St. John Fisher),
years,” said Fr. Tony. “It is my honor to join this wonderful acted as an altar server during the Mass led by Cardinal George. FAR LEFT:
ministry and his life. The Holy Spirit will then guide community in leading Mount Carmel to a new century of Student Council President Jack McKenna, of Hinsdale (St. Isaac Jogues),
him, he noted, as the Spirit guides all Christians, to put it excellence.” greets the Archbishop after Mass. LEFT: Cardinal George was invited to
all together for effective ministry, the sharing of powerful Mount Carmel by President Fr. Carl Markelz, O. Carm.
Overall, Fr. Tony is most excited about giving back to
love, and receiving abundance of life.
a community which he says has given him so much. “I
His first assignment was Associate Pastor at Saint Raphael am humbled by this opportunity to serve the church,
Parish in Los Angeles, California. He served the com- the Carmelites, and the Mount Carmel community,” he
munity of Saint Raphael for one year before returning to said. “It is a wonderful ministry.”
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Spring 2011 Student Achievement
17 Seniors Named 2010-2011 Illinois State Scholars
Mount Carmel completed another successful Advent Action pro-
gram this year with students exceeding goals for food, toy, and
monetary donations during the holiday season.
Phase I of the program included a mission collection, for which Nick Beckman Kevin Carey Xavier Dombrowski Pat Fahey Dan Haggerty Kris Kocinski
students were asked to donate $2 each. The students met this goal St. Kieran
St.Kieran St. John Fisher St. Cajetan St. Barnabas Old St. Patrick
and surpassed it, giving with generous spirit.
Glenwood Beverly Beverly Beverly Skokie South Holland
Phase II asked students to bring in three canned food items.
These goals for the food drive were also exceeded with
students donating a total
of over 3,100 canned food
items to the Maplewood/
Morgan Park food pantry.
In Phase III, students do-
ABOVE: The staff of St. Bernard’s Children’s Hospital. thanks Mount Carmel students nated more than 800 new
for their generous donation of new toys. RIGHT: Mel Escamilla, of Chicago’s East- children’s toys to local
side, delivers donated toys to the Hospital. BELOW: Sean Prentergast, of Beverly; Kevin Kosiewicz Jack McKenna Brian Moran Victor Rivera
Fernando Castaneda, of Whiting, IN; Michael Brownfield of Country Club Hills; An- charities with the hope of Vince Morgan Martin O’Connor
thony Morsovillo, of Chicago’s Eastside; and Payton Brezinski, of Schererville, IN, making Christmas a little Most Holy Redeemer St. Isaac Jogues St. Barnabas St. Walter St.Barnabas Our Lady of Grace
collect canned food items donated by the student body. merrier for some Chicago Evergreen Park Hinsdale Beverly Calumet Park Beverly Belmont Central
Students loaded many of
the toys on to buses and
delivered them directly
to St. Bernard’s Chil-
dren’s Hospital. The
remaining toys were donated to
the Kevin Dowling Toy Drive.
The Advent Action program is an annual tradition organized by
Mount Carmel’s office of campus ministry and student council. Brendan Rooney Steve Scannell Ricardo Scheiber-Camoretti Kevin Skrzypiec Chris Sujka
The program reinforces service to others, which is a major ele- Most Holy Redeemer St. Elizabeth Seton St. Thomas the Apostle St. Elizabeth Seton St. Damien
ment of the school’s mission statement. Evergreen Park Tinley Park Hyde Park Orland Hills Oak Forest
Mount Carmel juniors gathered to celebrate their lead-
Junior Ring Ceremony ership role as upperclassmen at the school’s annual Ju-
nior Ring Ceremony. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart ‘80 Seniors Recognized for Outstanding Academics, Service
served as the guest speaker.
The Mount Carmel Junior Ring Ceremony is one of the Senior, Marquis Wells Senior Michael Brown- Seniors Jim Easterhouse
school’s many time-honored traditions. The ceremony won an essay contest field was awarded and Vince Morgan (pic-
honors the class as they begin the final trimester of sponsored by First Lady the Cook County tured above) received
their junior year and prepare to take over a senior lead- Michelle Obama writ- Sheriff’s Youth Service four-year, full tuition
ership role for the next school year. ten on the subject of Medal of Honor in a college scholarships
Parents, family and friends joined the students at the obesity. Wells traveled ceramony held at Mc- from the Posse Founda-
celebration which took place in Mount Carmel’s Alumni to Washington , D.C. Cormick place. He was tion. Easterhouse
Gymnasium. The ceremony began with a speech from where he met with presented this honor will attend Depauw
ABOVE: Juniors gather at the school’s annual Junior Ring Ceremony: (from left to right) Alex Austin, Marquis Wells President Obama and Michael Brownfield by Cook County Sheriff Jim Easterhouse
of Chicago’s Northside; Alex Asta, of Elmwood Park; Salvador Arceo, of Beverly; Kevin Andres, of Sheriff Dart who encouraged the students to continue University and Morgan
Homewood; and Kevin Anderson, of Evergreen Park. RIGHT: Cook Country Sheriff Tom Dart ‘80 serving their school and neighborhood communities Mark Sheridan the first Lady on the St. Joseph and MC Alumnus Tom Central Jr. High will attend Ponoma
addresses students and friends in the Alumni Gym at the Class of 2012 Ring Ceremony. and to parlay that work into future success. Glenwood White House Lawn. Country Club Hills Dart ‘80. Evergreen Park College next year.
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Caravan Alley Players Tackle Tough Teen Issues
“Sound,” written by Mount Carmel students and Padre Benjamin Aguilar, O. Carm.,
garnered attention from friends, family, alumni, community members and media
outlets this winter for confronting the issue of teen bullying
The Mount Carmel High School the tables start to turn on the bullies, The cast and crew of Sound gather on the stage of the Beverly Arts Center following their February 26 performance.
Caravan Alley Players brought topics problems quickly escalate for the en-
of big importance to their small stage tire group and the audience is given a
when they presented “Sound”, an in- deeper view into the suffering of each when asked about the importance of this happen in real life? Some kids, for mas later on in life. Once a threat
house play, written by Mount Carmel of the characters. the show. whatever reason, do not stop other kids or an abuse becomes a digital tat-
students and Padre Benjamin Aguilar, from bullying--maybe it’s because they, too, no laser treatment in the world
“Sound” is written by Mount Carmel The show’s honest subject matter,
O.Carm., about the harmful effects of too, feel helpless.” can erase it.”
students and the show’s director, Pa- paired with a talented cast of young
dre Benjamin Aguilar, O. Carm. To actors, packed audiences into Mount The audience is exposed to a full-range Sound is the third in a series of
After a popular run of the show on develop such an honest script that Carmel’s student center for six perfor- of issues that teens must cope with; in-house original shows at Mount
campus that garnered the attention tackles such difficult issues, the writing mances taking place over the course of body image, sexuality, racism, and clas- Carmel inspired by the five senses,
of media outlets such as the Chicago team worked in supportive atmosphere two weekends in January. Since then, sism are among the key topics explored following Touch in 2009, and Sight
Sun-Times, the production moved to where no topics were off limits. the show continued to receive media by the script. We see the characters in 2010. In addition to the an-
the Beverly Arts Center (BAC) for two attention and Mount Carmel contin- suffer through verbal, physical, and psy- nual winter play, the Caravan Alley
The cruelty the characters endure
special encore performances February ued to receive requests from audience chological abuse. With the play set in Players also perform a fall play and
throughout the show reflects the mis- Fr. Tony Mazurkiewicz, O. Carm. ‘92
26 and 27. Following the February 26 members for encore performances. the current day, cyber-bullying plays a spring musical each year.
treatment that teens and their peers of- congratulates castmember Connor
show, alumni, family and friends gath- prominent role in the plot.
ten experience throughout our nation. Golden, of Beverly (St. Barnabas) , at Padre Benjamin notes that one reason Writer/performers of Sound in-
ered for a reception in the BAC to cel-
the alumni and friends reception at the audiences are responding so much to “We have to face the fact that bullying clude Casasanto, Morgan, Mason,
ebrate the great success of the show. “It is important for people to learn that
Beverly Arts Center. the show is that they are forced to sit is real and traumatic,” said Padre Benja- Ricardo Scheiber-Camoretti, and
bullying is an unfortunate reality for
The story of “Sound” centers on the back and watch as bullying takes place. min. “Yes, it’s always been around, but Darius Johnson. Jake McCabe and
too many kids,” said Padre Benjamin
new kid in town. “Andrew”, played by “They audience feels helpless because today, because of the ubiquitous nature cast members Rivera and Kris Ko-
sophomore Joey Casasanto, quickly be- they can’t stop the bullying from tak- of cyber-technology, our kids may have cinski also contributed.
comes a target for ridicule and humili- ing place,” he says. “How often does to relive many of their childhood trau-
ation by the popular crowd at his high
school and receives abuse from four “Sound’s” Director, Padre Benjamin
bullies on a daily basis. Aguilar, O.Carm., gathers with the Casa-
Pushed to the limit by the bullies, An- santo family at the Alumni and friends
drew hatches a plan for revenge. He reception. Participation in Mount Car-
rallies together three other bullying vic- mel’s theater program is a time-honored
tims, “Victor,” played by Connor Gold- Mount Carmel tradition for the Casasan-
en, “Laurie,” played by Katie Geary, of tos. Castmember Joey’s ‘13 brother Dan
Mother McAuley High School, and ‘00 starred in the 2000 musical Damn
“Richard,” played by Ned Wilson. To- Yankees in the lead role of “Joe Hardy.”
gether, they form an alliance and work His father, Paul, acted onstage along
to plot against the school’s four lead- side Joey in the 2010 Winter Play “Sight.”
ing bullies: “Grant,” played by Vince Cousin Nora (not pictured) served in
Morgan, “Wes,” played by Victor Ri- the lead female role in the first Winter
vera, “Mike,” played by Tyler Lennon, “Grant,” played by Vince Morgan (left), of Calumet Park (St. Walter), teases the new Play, “Touch.”
and “Ashley,” played by Allie Mason of kid in town, “Andy,” played by Joey Casasanto (right) of Mt. Greenwood (St. Cath-
Walter Payton High School. erine), as “Mike,” played by Tyler Lennon, of Bridgeport (Nativity of Our Lord), looks
on in Mount Carmel’s original play about teen bullying, Sound. The popular show
As their plan begins to unfold and enjoyed runs at Mount Carmel and the Beverly Arts Center.
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Class of ‘92 Scholarship Continues
Mike McCool ‘92, provides an update on the Class of 1992 Scholarship
Student Body Celebrates Spirit Week On Dec. 17, Josh Barron, Tony DiFilippo, Jeff Schneller, Lance Kenzinger and Are you wired in
Mount Carmel students recently cel- Mike McGrew presented this year’s Class of 1992 Scholarship to Mount Carm- to the cArAvAn?
ebrated Spirit Week, a spring tradi- el seniors Aki Armstrong and Dakota Mirabal. Aki plans on attending Howard
tion which is organized by the Stu- University in the fall. Dakota, a starting catcher on MC’s baseball team, hopes to
dent Council. Students participate earn a baseball scholarship. Both Aki and Dakota were selected for the scholar- Caravan Online Alumni Community
in a number of events throughout the ship because of their hard work, dedication and drive both inside and outside the
week designed to promote community, classroom. We expect both to go on and do great things in life. Thanks to all who While everyone has access to the new
including dodgeball, basketball and the contributed to this year’s scholarship, including: www.mchs.org website, only you and your fellow
famed “Just Because Games.” Josh Barron Mount Carmel alumni and friends have access to
The highlight of Spirit Week is the St. Tony DiFilippo the new Caravan Alumni Community.
Baldrick’s Day celebration. On St. Dave Finn
Baldrick’s Day, dozens of Carmel men Louie Gade As a valued supporter of Mount Carmel, you can
shave their heads after raising money ABOVE: A group of Mount Carmel students show Pat Keeley establish your own alumni profile in this free,
for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a non- off their newly-shaven heads, a symbol of the Lance Kenzinger interactive, and password protected community
profit organization dedicated to raising fundraising they completed for pediatric cancer. Jim Kramer
LEFT: Sophomore Sean Murphy, of Mokena (St. which allows you to:
money for childhood cancer research. Fr. Tony Mazurkiewicz, O. Carm.
Mary), prepares to have his head shaved by Mrs. Dennis McClelland
Fundraisers for St. Baldrick’s Founda- Cahue at the St. Baldrick’s celebration. RIGHT: Mike McCool • Search for classmates
tion go bald in an act of standing in 8th grader Michael Melchiorre, of Francis Xavier
solidarity with childhood cancer pa- Mike McGrew • Advertise your business
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tients, who typically lose their hair dur- in the NATION for St. Balrick’s! The incoming MC
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The Caravan football program set a goal of collecting 1000 pounds of clothing for
local charities this Spring. It’s just like this group to overachieve. The young Men
of Carmel doubled their goal, donating a truckload of 2000 pounds of clothing to
children and families in need.
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2015 Train Caravan
Class of The
Mr. Bill Nolan ‘87, Director of Enrollment and Admissions, provides an update on the Class of 2015 regisTer Online:
You never know. It does not matter how many students shad- and the guys that score at the 99% get free tuition. This year 81
owed during the fall or how many families attended one our
Open Houses, the number that shows up on test day remains a
students earned academic scholarships, the highest number in
several years. Ten students scored at the 99%. This group also Camp hOTline: 773.324.1020, exT. 298
mystery until the last test taker straggles in at 8:15. Throughout came from throughout the area – from as far away as St. John,
the fall we welcomed 390 shadows and Open House attendance to as close as 64th and Dorchester.
was the highest in a few years. We were confident, but until you
The future looks extremely bright. But the work for the Class of
see the whites of their eyes you don’t know who is going to show
2015 is far from over. We accepted 270 students and the next
up. That’s what was going through my mind as I made the drive
task is to register the students and see them start school in Au-
to 64th and Dante at 5:30 a.m. on the snowy, blustery morning
gust. We will continue to communicate with them and invite
of January 8th.
them down to school for a series of events: basketball games,
The eager testers started to arrive slowly at 7 o’clock, and by 7:30 school play, Fight Night and a baseball game. With all the selec-
the number was growing rapidly. By 8:15 the last of our 302 tive enrollment schools and charter schools as options for many
prospective students was securely in his seat. This was going to be of our families, the Exam is just part of the whole enrollment
a good year. The students traveled from far and wide, from Lin- process. We will continue to work with all our families until
coln Park to Lansing, from Beverly to Burr Ridge, from Mount they start school on August 15.
Greenwood to Munster and from Riverside to Lake Shore Drive.
As always we could not have been successful this year and will
There were kids that came from familiar Carmel families like
not be in the future without the help of the Alumni. Over 40%
O’Keefe, McQuillan, Denehy, McCabe, Kilroy and Pappas.
of the Class of 2015 has a MC Family connection. This is why
There were kids from families just beginning a Carmel tradition
we have remained strong and vibrant. We continue to need your
like Verta, Sratton, Szot and White. The Class of 2015 is going to
help in the days and years to come. If you know of a young man
be a class to remember.
that would be a great addition to the Caravan let me know –
The class of 2015 not only will be an outstanding class because of whether it’s your son, grandson or a neighbor, please forward
the size and where the students come from but also because of the his contact information to us and we will add him to our list of
Academic ability they posses. All the young men who score at or prospective students. You can contact me, Bill Nolan, Director
above the 85% on the Entrance Exam earn an academic schol- of Admissions, at 773.324.1020, ext. 265 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
arship. 85-89% - $2000, 90-94% - $2500, 95-98% - $3000,
Please fill out the form below and return it to the Enrollment Office at Mount Carmel High School, 6410 S. Dante, Chicago, IL 60637.
Your Name _________________________________________________ Phone ___________________________
Address ___________________________________________________ Class of __________________________
Email Address: _______________________________________________________________________________
Legacy Name _______________________________________________ Phone ___________________________
Grammar School_____________________________________________ Grade__________ Age____________
Address __________________________________________ City, State, Zip Code _________________________
Email Address: _______________________________________________________________________________
All Camps take place from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted
Relationship to you (circle one): Son Grandson Brother Nephew Cousin Other
Lacrosse: (June 6-9; 6-9 p.m.) Basketball: (June 27-30) Golf II*: (July 11-14)
Legacy Name _______________________________________________ Phone ___________________________
Baseball: (June 13-16) Wrestling: (June 27-30) Soccer: (July 11-14)
Grammar School_____________________________________________ Grade__________ Age____________
Golf I*: (June 13-16) Volleyball: (July 11-14) Water Polo: (TBA)
Address __________________________________________ City, State, Zip Code _________________________
Football: (June 20-23)
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Spring 2011 Alumni News
The Kid from
Honoring Men of Fame
The inaugural Men of Fame reception was held on the evening of Friday, February 25. Hall of Famers gathered at 7 PM in
the Kiszka Suite of the Convocation Center for food and fellowship as below in the gym the Caravan took on the Wolfpack
of St. Ignatius.
We point with the greatest pride to this group of men, and to the great things they have done for Mount Carmel. This event
is our way of expressing the gratitude of the entire Mount Carmel family for the many contributions all Mount Carmel Men
of Fame made over the years.
by Michael Lipkin
Tom Crane ‘52 was like many Men of Carmel in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. Growing up only a few blocks from
Mount Carmel, he was from a working class family that, during that time, felt worlds away from the
University of Chicago campus which lies just a few blocks north of ours.
This feature on Crane’s life in Woodlawn was originally published in the November 30, 2010, issue of the Chicago Maroon, a
publication of the University of Chicago; exerpts are reprinted here with the permission of the author, Michael Lipkin.
Michael Lipkin is a fourth-year at the University of Chicago studying Law, Letters and Society.
He is the former news editor for the Chicago Maroon. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, he is going to Little Rock, AR
after graduation to write for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Tom Crane was three when he caught lobar pneumonia: ask her, ‘Light the lamp. Light the lamp,’” Tom said. When
Inducting New Men of Fame MAN OF THE YEAR
practically a death sentence in 1936, the year he fell ill. Tom the fever finally broke, Tom was nursed on pineapple juice.
On May 6, 2011, we welcomed a new group of men to the Hall of remembers his sister dragging him through the December On Christmas morning, he was so excited at the prospect
Fame at the annual Alumni Banquet. This year’s banquet, which took Tom Dart ’80 slush in their Woodlawn backyard. Their mother yelled at of seeing the tree that he ventured out of bed on his own.
place at Chicago Gaelic Park, also honored Tom Dart ‘80 and Fr. Carl Fr. Carl Markelz, O.Carm. (H) her for getting Tom soaked. His legs weak, Tom stumbled and crawled down the hall,
Markelz, O. Carm. (H) as Co-Men of the Year, the Humanitarian of the
Soon, Tom got chills, spiked a fever of 106, and was put up in leaning against the wall for support. His sister and cousin
Year, Fr. Mike O’Keefe, O. Carm. ‘65, and named a group of men and downstairs laughed at the toddler desperately grasping to-
his parent’s four-poster bed. He fell into a coma for a week,
women honorary alumni. The classes of 1961, 1971, 1981, 1986, HUMANITARIAN AWARD and Dr. Frank Wall, from the University of Chicago Hos- wards the Christmas tree, falling over and over, but when his
and 2001 celebrated reunions. mother asked, they carried Tom to the tree. “It was a delight,
Fr. Mike O’Keefe, O. Carm. ’65 pitals, tried to open his sinuses to let him breathe. It was
The next opportunity for alumni and friends to gather is at the annual the first of two times before Tom reached age seven that the just to see things,” he said.
Frank Kiszka Memorial Golf Outing. We hope to see you there Au-
University Hospitals saved his life. Dr. Wall pulled out Tom’s
gust 1 at Green Garden Country Club! HALL OF FAME eyelashes and stuck a hypodermic needle through Tom’s eye
This is the story Tom told me over a year ago when he called
For more information on upcoming alumni events, contact Jim Civik, Tom Brejcha ’61 socket, beneath his eye—the doctors had to hold Tom down
the campus newspaper, the Chicago Maroon. Maybe his
Alumni Director at 773.359.0547 or email@example.com. You can view as he struggled and kicked through his nightmares. Tom’s
a calendar of upcoming Mount Carmel alumni events at www.mchs. Chris Calloway ’86 memory was sparked by something we had written about his
mother was usually ushered out of the rooms during the pro-
org/alumnievents. Richard M. Daley (H) cedures, but she provided her own remedy.
old neighborhood, or about some new research grant at the
Medical Center, his former employer. In surprising detail, he
Maury Deering ’69 Vapo-Cresolene lamps, a kind of quack cure from the Great told me about growing up on 61st and Drexel in the 1930s,
Alo C iMni
Neil Kuenn ’64 Depression, were a popular all-purpose fix. A kerosene lamp and his pneumonia. He went on about other visits to the
Mike Minogue ’83 would heat a platter of liquid; the instructions directed us- hospital, his time in the Army, and his eventual job at the
ers to burn cresolene,a coal tar derivative, to kill spasmodic University’s nuclear cyclotron during its heyday.
ASS At i o n Paul Rowan ’74 croup, scarlet fever, or diphtheria. It could even be used for Tom came from a blue-collar background and lived in a two-
presents animals, the box said, for “the distemper and pneumonia in story greystone just south of the Midway—still there at 959
horses and does; gapes and roup in fowls.” Alumni News
East 61st Street. Growing up around the University, he saw
Frank Kiszka Memorial Fr. Tim Andres, O. Carm., Mrs. Crane didn’t trust cresolene and instead burned liquid frat houses fly banners with hammers and sickles on May
golf outing eucalyptus in the lamps. That’s one of the few things Tom Day and read yellow stencils on mailboxes:
Ray Chin clearly remembers from his recovery. “In the height of my “Ban the A-Bomb, Support
Monday, August 1, 2011 Anne Cotter pneumonia, I’d come out of the coma, or a fitful sleep, and I’d
Green Garden Country Club Judy Grant
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past where his father’s gas station once
stood, and pulled up on the house he
Whenever Tom tells his own story, he lived in when he was three. While my
to try and make her comfortable. A boy starts with the 1893 Columbian Expo- girlfriend and Madeline talk about the
about Tom’s age had the bed next to sition. He likes to start at the begin- colleges her grandkids attend, Tom
the Communist Party.” And now, de- the window, which let in the soft spring ning, he said, and the World’s Fair and stands in the yard and points to the
cades since he’d left, Tom wanted to see breeze carrying the smell of newly cut the University of Chicago are tied to- room where his father used to sit on the
Woodlawn again. gether in his mind. “The University was floor and read the Sunday funnies.Tom
grass from the Midway. The boy was
like a giant medieval castle, in that the
Tom Crane ‘52 walks around to the back, and points to
despondent and would only stare out
the window singing: “Bring back, bring populace was drawn in around it,” he a window. When his father stormed out
Three years after his pneumonia, Tom back, bring back my Bonnie to me.” said. But the seemingly stuffy subjects of an argument, his mother threw hot
was back in the hospital. He had gone and the lack of a football team kept tea out the window, trying to scald him.
with his father on a fishing trip to Tom was awoken that first night by Tom and his family from respecting
flashlights and ghostly figures moving He points to another window—this is
Kankakee, IL, to get away from the city the University. “People from Wood-
about the room. The figures spoke in low the one he looked out of while he was
and his father’s backbreaking work as a lawn used to look at the University as
whispers and gently lifted him onto a The advice from his father and the prepared the materials and watched in sick with pneumonia, and his voice
roofer. When his father wasn’t looking, being a little out of the mainstream,” he
litter with wheels. He was whisked to a football-player-turned-student pushed the operating room. “For any isotopes weakens. His eyes water, and I begin to
Tom climbed a tree and fell, breaking said. “Being in a working-class family,
room with equipment that glowed with Tom into technical training. Drafted that were put into patients, we had to get uncomfortable. Tom pulls me aside
his arm in a compound fracture above you couldn’t understand the intellectual
a bluish-white light; he was brought into the Army towards the end of the be there,” he said. and gives me a speech that didn’t help.
the elbow. The local county hospital set concepts. It was above you.”
back to this room night after night. Korean War, Tom chose to build and “Sometimes, you feel like you’re for-
the arm in a metal cast so tight it cut But the methods used at the Medical
This, Tom would realize years later Tom’s perception changed when he was repair electrical devices: infrared sniper gotten in life. You’ve not only honored
off Tom’s circulation. The trip back to Center weren’t initially successful, and
when he worked at the Medical Center, delivering pizzas as a teenager in Hyde scopes, mine detectors, and search- me, you’ve honored my family,” he said.
Chicago was torturous, each bump on Tom had to attend dozens of postmor-
was the operating room Dr. Hatcher Park. Without a football team on [the lights. When he came back to Wood- “Basically, I’m a commoner. And you’ve
the road sending Tom into another fit tems. After being saved twice by the
used to work on his arm. Tom’s family University’s] campus, Tom was taken lawn, his technical expertise made him taken this occasion to really take an
of pain. hospital himself, he now saw patients
couldn’t afford surgery, so Hatcher stole aback to see a hulking grad student an- think work at the University was the interest in myself. What I’m saying is,
Tom’s family couldn’t get him an ap- who weren’t as lucky. “I saw a lot of
hours after his shift to work pro bono. swer the door on one delivery. When he natural next step. you’ve taken this story of a commoner,
pointment at the Medical Center until death and dying,” he said. “It made me
found out the student played football and you have done a great honor to me.”
the next morning, so his father cradled His first job was a bit of shock: assist- appreciate things more.”
in college, Tom asked how a football
ing professors at the Fermi Institute’s The four of us pile back into the van
him in a rocking chair at home, singing Tom had a stroke several years ago, but player managed to get into such a rig-
underground cyclotron. The cyclo- and drive over to the Medical Center to
lullabies to soothe Tom’s moans. his childhood memories are still re- orous graduate program. “He gave me
tron, one of the most complex pieces Tom suggested we visit his old house find Tom’s old office, which, in a strange
Once admitted, Tom passed through markably sharp. His stories are full of such a lecture on being scholarly,” Tom
of equipment on campus, was used to together, but his wife, Madeline, was coincidence, was the room he stayed in
the Billings Hospital’s marble rotunda vivid but seemingly trivial details. He said. He began dreaming of getting out
study radioactive particles. “And here initially against the plan. Even though after breaking his arm in 1939.
on his way to see Dr. Howard Hatcher, can rattle off the first and last names of Woodlawn and going to college. “I
I was, with only seven college credits,” his memory of the distant past is clear,
of people he met 50 years ago or im- don’t know if he knows to this day what Madeline is tired from the day’s walk-
the University’s first orthopedic resi- Tom said. “I went to night school under Tom’s stroke makes him easily confused
portant addresses: Ira Null, U of C an impact he had on my life.” ing, so only Tom and I get out of the
dent. Hatcher took one look at the met- the G.I. Bill. Only seven college credits about the present. He can forget what
Human Resources; DeForest Training car. Like little boys, we hold our hands
al cast, loosened the wing nuts holding Around the same time, Tom’s father, so far, and I was working around nucle- train he’s supposed to catch or where
School, 4242 North Ashland Avenue; up to the windows and peer into the
it together, and flung it into a trashcan. a pinochle and three-cushion billiard ar physicists.” he’s going. Tom was insistent though.
Tom Skelling, high-school friend; 808 main hall, looking at the rotunda Tom
“That cast is an instrument of torture champ, opened a gas station near their
East 63rd Street, his father’s childhood Tom took Geiger readings throughout His wife relented, as long as she could was carried through almost 75 years
and that county hospital will never see house. His father’s connections to or-
home. the complex and assisted researchers in come along—so my girlfriend and I ago. The memories don’t come flooding
it again,” Hatcher said. He then pricked ganized crime ensured that runners of
dozens of experiments. The self-styled picked both of them up from the train back, Tom says, because he’s blocked
each of Tom’s fingers looking for any Perhaps that’s because Tom surrounds the “policy rackets” visited the station
“kid from Woodlawn” was soon a part station. This was Tom and Madeline’s out most of the bad ones, and he’s al-
sign of feeling. With each finger that himself with his past. He and his wife to pay their respects and keep it afloat.
of the University community. Grad stu- first train ride together, and they talk ready told me most of the good ones.
failed to twitch, the odds of saving still sleep on the same four-poster bed One alleged hit man, “a typical Hum- dents shared their latest findings with about the novelty as they get into my We take a few steps back and look at
Tom’s arm from amputation shrank. he slept in during his pneumonia. He phrey Bogart type,” would often tell him, and during their downtime, tu- minivan. They’re clearly a devoted cou- the building’s façade until we see the
Finally, Tom’s pinky jerked. owns two Vapo-Cresolene lamps and Tom to appreciate what a great father tored Tom in the college math classes ple—they remember the Woodlawn window of his old office. Tom is un-
Tom was sent to the children’s ward, eucalyptus extract—a dollar each on he had. “He had left all that. My father he was taking. “They were such a giv- bowling alley where they first met and commonly silent.
still screaming in pain. From his bed in eBay. He knows, and has written drafts counseled me against gambling. ‘Tom, ing bunch of people,” he said. argue about insignificant details. “They
the middle of the room, Tom could see of, the life story of Dr. Wall, details you can only lose. Stay away from it.’” had the most delicious pizzas there,”
that the other children in the room were culled from working with his protégés The lab’s work soon turned to radio-
Tom returns to his father often, com- Tom said. “I never had them,” Madeline
in worse shape than he was. One girl, at the Medical Center and research active material’s medical applications,
paring him to his supervisers at the replied. “They did.” “I had the burgers.”
maybe four or five years old, had broken done on his own time. Tom wrote let- and Tom was transferred to the Medi-
University, or Dr. Hatcher, whom Tom
ters to Wall’s son, a doctor himself, and cal Center. As cancer patients elected We drive through Tom’s old haunts,
her pelvis and had a cast from her waist practically deifies. “They were exactly
to her ankles; she cried constantly as tracked both the careers of father and to receive radioactive implants, Tom
like my father. Their word was law.”
the nurse turned her every which way son.
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Spring 2011 Alumni News
Spotlight on the
Men in the Arena
ClASS oF 1938
On Saturday, December 11, 2010, the MC Foundation, an where Are they now?
Champions Reunite organization of alums and friends of Mount Carmel com-
mitted to serving financial needs of students, presented
A look by the numbers
The Reunion of Champions, held on Sep- the annual “Salute to the Champions” at Hawthorne Race
tember 11, gave the members and coaches Course. For more than a decade, Compiled by:
of five championship football teams, their this organization has raised tens
spouses, children and grandchildren, an un- of thousands of dollars that have Steve dePyssler ‘38
precedented chance to renew friendships been used to support the educa- Col. USAF Retired
and relive some treasured moments. tional aims of hundreds of young
Col. DePyssler began this
men here at Mount Carmel.
Players from the 1950 and 1960 Chicago project at his 50th reunion
City Championship teams, and the 1980, Each year at this event, the MC
1990 and 2000 Illinois State Championship Foundation presents the Man In
teams will be recognized at the Caravan’s the Arena Award to a group of
varsity match-up vs. the Fenwick Friars. Don Barry ‘63 individuals who by their char- 230 Size of the graduating class
Special guests include former coaches Terry (Above) Players from the 1950 and 1960 City acter and dedication have had a
significant and lasting impact on
175 Served in military during WWII (75%)
Brennan, Tom Carey and Bill Barz, as well as Championship teams and the 1980, 1990 and
current head coach Frank Lenti. 2000 Illinois State Championship teams enjoy Mount Carmel High School. 147 Went to college; some before the war,
an evening of dinner and comaraderie. (Below) some after (64%)
The awards were presented by Fr.
At Gately Stadium the honorees enjoyed
burgers and hotdogs prepared and served by
Team members of the 2010 State Runner-up
Caravan join alumni for dinner.
Carl Markelz, O. Carm., presi- 18 Known to be living in the year 2010 (8%)
dent of the school. Howie Fagan
the Mount Carmel Fathers Club, and then
watched the Caravan prevail over the Friars
‘51, Executive Director of the 8 Are retired from service
MC Foundation, served as master
of Fenwick. At halftime they were intro-
of ceremonies. 5+ Average number of children per gradu-
duced on the field, and came back to school ate; several have more than 11
for more festivities after the game. (Above) Coach Bill
Barz returns to
Frank Lenti Jr. ‘03 MAn in tHe ArenA 2 Graduates from Military Academies
Members of the Mothers Club and Alumni 2011 Award Recipients (West Point and Annapolis)
Mount Carmel to
Association handled food service and bar-
tending, and the crowd enjoyed a wonder-
address Caravan Mike Blake ‘76 1 4-Star General: General Hennessey
football players from
ful video tribute to the five teams. The DVD
is available for purchase ($10) through the
past and present
Cornell Smith ‘73
Brad Cozzie ‘00
1 3-Star General: Lt General Casey
at the Reunion of
Alumni Office, or at the Alumni Home Page
John Fordon ‘83 1 Served more years in the military than
on mchs.org. John Hunter ‘74 any other known graduate: Col. dePys-
Jason Erwinski ‘98 sler with 38 years on active duty
Kevin Kilroy ‘93
Welcome Home, Joel Simeon Rice ‘92
Frank Lenti Jr. ‘03
Fr. Tony Mazurkiewicz, O. Carm. ‘92
Jim McDonough ‘91
The Fall 2010 issue of Carmel Life featured an article
by Alumni Contributer Joel Jarosky ‘03. Joel shared
John Mulherin ‘69
observations and reflections about his remarkable two- Dan O’Brien ‘03
year experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in the vil- Simeon Rice ‘92
lage of Bereket in the Central Asian country of Turk- Donal Barry ‘63
menistan. Matt Piotrowicz ‘00
We are happy to report that Joel has returned safely
Tom Powers ‘83
home from Turkmenistan. Joel (left) was the guest of Pat Ryan ‘65
honor on Sunday, December 12, at a reception at the Jimmy Smith ‘99
Glenwood Oaks Restaurant, organized by his cousin Dave Supple ‘80
John LeRose ‘84 (right). Fr. Tony Bill Walsh ‘89
Mazurkiewicz, Bob Fattore ‘55
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Spring 2011 Student Achievement
2010 - 2011 Society of St. Cyril Recogntition Dinner
The Society of Saint Cyril was
established by the Carmelites in order to
recognize those who support the mission
of Mount Carmel High School at an
exemplary level. If you are interested
lAnCe in becoming a member of the Society,
membership begins with sustaining mem-
bers whose gifts total $1,000 or more in a
FoundAtion calendar year or $10,000 in a lifetime.
Members are invited to be the guest of
classmates, family and
President Fr. Carl J. Markelz, O.Carm.
friends join together to raise at our exclusive Annual Society of Saint
money for Mount carmel in Cyril Dinner. The 2010 dinner was held
memory of Bonner ‘87 in October at the Willis (Sears) Tower.
Guests reaching new levels of member-
ship , including John and Jann Reardon
Lance Todd Bonner, ‘87 was an all-star student-athlete whose zest for life and dedication (right) were honored and recognized by
to his academic and athletic pursuits impressed all who came across the young man. Fr. Carl Markelz, O.Carm, President
Sadly, this wonderful life was cut short when Bonner tragically passed away in a traffic and David Lenti, Vice President for
accident at the young age of 23. Institutional Advancement.
At Mount Carmel, Bonner was a star running back. He scored the winning touchdown in
the Prep Bowl against Lane Tech in 1985.
His athletic talent coupled with his academic success attracted the attention of Ivy League
universities. Following his Mount Carmel graduation, Bonner went on to study and play The Society of Saint Cyril congratulates all members who moved from one level to the next this past year.
football at Yale University. At Yale he was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. For more information about the Society of Saint Cyril please contact Patrick Joyce at 773.359.0426 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bonner graduated from Yale in 1991 with a degree in history and political science and
worked for a law firm and as a foreign exchange trader for Citibank of New York. He was Associates to Partners Carl Eigelsbach ’52 Jann and John Reardon ’72
also very involved with Big Brothers Big SIsters, an organization dedicated to providing Madeline and Michael Hughes ‘58 Wilma and George Jacobsmeyer ’37 Teresa and Charles Roberts ’60
responsible adult mentors for all children in need of a caring adult friend in their life.
Marie and Anthony Rossi, Parent Sharon and Harry Kenny ’51 Robert Scurio ’53
Following Bonner’s death freinds and family rallied together to preserve the memory of Bob Kuenster, Parent Mike Wagner ’83
this cheished Man of Mount Carmel. Under the leadership of Bonner’s parents, LT and Patrons to Sponsors Edward O’Rourke ’45
the late Barbara, and classmates John Furjanic and Andre Burke, the Lance Bonner Me-
morial Foundation was established in 1993.
Fr. Leopold Glueckert, O. Carm. Dale and John Schuble ’57 New Sustaining Members
Margaret and Dr. Donald Hollan- Jeanne and Robert Sheehan ’63 Bansley and Kiener, LLP.
The mission of the Lance Bonner Memorial Foundation was formed to perpetuate the
sworth, Parent Lani and Thomas Tyrrell ’63 Alfred J. Burke ’42
life and good works of Lance Bonner. And this they did. Over the course of the past
18 years the organization raised over $120,000.00 in memory of Lance by hosting golf I Mag Jen Charities Inc. James Carlson ’62
outings, banquets, and receptions. Mount Carmel Mother’s Club Sustaining Members to Friends William Carrigg’43
Much of the money raised was given to Mount Carmel in Lance’s memory while the re-
Gail and John McCarthy ’54 Yousif Chafari Mr. and Mrs. Tom Connors, Parent
maining amount was given to other non-proft organizations close to the Bonner family’s Debbie and Peter Nau, Parent The Czarobski Family Foundation Anthony Dramisino
heart. Darlene and Richard Prendergast ’54 Patricia and Tom Dart ’80 Frank Pinn Sr. ’53
When asked why the foundation selected Mount Carmel as one of its primary benefac- Norbert Sieracki (Hon) Margaret Dubois, Friend John Ruel ’61
tors, foundation representative and close friend of Bonner’s Andre Burke ‘87 gave no Thomas Galbreath ’42 Mr. and Mrs. David Vajda, Parent
hesitation in his reply. Friends to Patrons Louis Munin ’51 John Van Zeyl ’53
“Mount Carmel played an integral role in Lance’s formative years and was very special to John Brosius ’55 Janice and Tom Murray ’62
him,” said Burke. After he left Mount Carmel he and his family continued to have relation- Liam Jude Caferty Scholarship Janet and John Plezbert ’74
ships with Mount Carmel and many members of the Mount Carmel community. We knew Nancy and Griff Ehrenstrom ’80
Mount Carmel would be a great place to honor his memory.”
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Spring 2011 Advancement News
Annual Fund Update Campaign for a New Century of Excellence
“You came to Carmel as a BoY. if The Campaign for a New Century of Excellence is a $50 million, three-phase capital campaign that supports the overall
goals of placing Mount Carmel in a position where it can continue to serve as Chicago’s premier Catholic college prepara-
you care to struggle and work at
tory school for young men.
it, you will leave a MAn.
When you support Phase II of the Campaign, you are directly impacting the lives of individual Men of Carmel in the fol-
These words have echoed throughout the
lowing areas: student scholarships, the Endowment Fund, and the renovation of the main school building.
halls of MC for generations. They stand at
the core of what it means to be a Man of
Mount Carmel. Becoming a Carmel man is Student Scholarships Endowment Fund Classroom Renovations
not easy. It takes years of hard work, dedica-
tion, and sacrifice. The Mount Carmel High School One of the greatest successes in For over 111 years, young men have
experience is unlike any other. We the history of Mount Carmel High traveled to the corner of 64th Street
Many parents work multiple jobs in order to provide an exceptional college School’s advancement initiatives is and Dante Avenue for one of the
give their sons the best chance to be great, preparatory education in a Catholic that of the Endowment Fund. city’s top college preparatory expe-
caring people. For generations teachers like values-based environment. Our riences. Since 1924 student have
Mike O’Connor, Br. John, Sean Daly, and talented faculty are specially trained Each year, a portion of the endo- been entering the doors of the main
Tom Nicklas have dedicated their careers,
time, and energy to all the students whose
lives they helped mold. Classmates sacrifice
Celebrating past . . . to educate in an all-male environe-
ment. Our students thrive in the
ment fund is contributed to the
school for educational, charitable,
building that are still used for the
majority of our academic classes
active, challenging, and competitive and religious activities. The re- today.
their time tutoring each other and share in classrooms they create. maining amount is retained in
their experience on the field or in extracur- the account and reinvested. Cur- Financial support is needed to up-
ricular activities like drama and video produc- When you donate to Phase II of rently, there is a balance of over date this building and accommodate
tion. Generation after generation of alumni the campaign you help continue the $6,500.000.00 in the fund. the continually increasing technolo-
continue to give their valued resources so traditions that the Carmelites began gy needs of our students and faculty.
future generations may benefit the same way in 1900 by helping students who With your support the capital will Help us make the building of your
they did from their Mount Carmel Educa- otherwise couldn’t afford it learn in continue to grow further securing past the ideal learning environment
tion. our unique environment. the present and future of Mount for the students of our future.
It is because of all this, We are MC; we are
For more information on the Campaign for a New Century of Excellence, contact David Lenti,
Men of Mount Carmel.
The 2010-11 Annual Fund supports all the
. . . and supporting future . . . Vice President for Institutional Advancement at 773.324.1020, ext. 260.
teachers today who mold the lives of future
generations of Carmel men. It also supports Planned Giving
those parents who are working two or three Planned gifts allow you to give back to Mount Carmel and allow future members of the Caravan access to the outstanding
jobs and are struggling to complete their and unique educational experience that only Mount Carmel can provide young men. Planned gifts directly impact Mount
tuition payments. This is your last chance to Carmel students in the form of financial aid as well as campus and building improvements. If you are unfamiliar with
affect the Mount Carmel class of 2011. We planned giving, consider these three benefits:
need your help in making a difference in their
lives one last time before June 30th. Please 1. The process is easy and consists of adding just a few sentences in your will or trust.
consider making a contribution at whatever 2. You may select from a variety of gift options including leaving a specific item or amount of money or leaving a
level you are comfortable. percentage of your estate to Mount Carmel.
A $310 donation is .001% of our 310,000
goal. As of April 30th, we have reached
. . . Men of Carmel 3. Your estate is entitled to an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift’s full value.
In addition to directing your money and assets where you’d like them to go, the benefits of having a will include making
$225,000. Thank you to those who have sure your children are entrusted to the guardian of your choice and that your chosen representative is the one represent-
helped us reach this point and to all those For more information on the Annual Fund, please ing your estate, rather than someone selected by a court. Creating a will is very simple and we are happy to help guide you
who will help us exceed our goal. Let’s come contact Patrick Joyce ‘01, through the steps needed to complete the process. Contact Patrick Joyce, Assistant Director of Institutional
together and show our gratitude to our past Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement, at Advancement, for more information at 773.324.1020, ext. 226.
and present educators as well as show the
younger generation how strong our Mount
email@example.com or 773.324.1020, ext. 226.
Carmel Family truly is!
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Spring 2011 Caravan Athletics
Flaherty is among the elite in Illinois • Named Player of the Year by the under the watchful eye of Coach
high school history. Northwest Indiana Times Steve Gorches, clinched the Catholic
• Named All Area by the Southtown League South title, as well as winning
Senior Tracy Abrams finished his
Caravan Fall & Winter Sports Wrap-Up high school career as the 5th lead-
ing scorer in Mount Carmel history.
Star and the Chicago Sun-Times
• Named a Top 10 player of the year
the Catholic League tournament.
They finished fourth in the Sectional,
by the Chicago Tribune and Senior Ted Holsapple advanced to
By dan Lacount, Athletic director Tracy Abrams and Coach Flaherty
• Participant in the All-American All the individual state championship for
were each honored by the league as
Star Game in Houston, TX the second straight season, averaging
Tony Lawless Award winners.
Since the beginning of Mount Car- Lenti and quarterback Chris Sujka In addition to the team and indi- • Named All-Tournament by Chicago 206 for six games.
mel’s rich tradition, student-athletes were awarded the Tony Lawless vidual accomplishments listed below, Heights and Pekin
Tracy Abrams earned the following Coach Gorches has a strong group of
from all generations have experienced Award for most outstanding coach Coach Erwinski was honored as the awards/recognitions this season in ad- underclassmen that will return next
a strong athletic experience at Mount and player. Tony Lawless Award winner dition to the Lawless Award. We wish Bowling year and fight to defend their Catholic
Carmel. Known for our outstanding by his fellow coaches. This is his sec- him well as he moves on to play for the League crown.
The Caravan continues a recent tradi- The Mount Carmel bowing team
athletics, Mount Carmel continues to ond Lawless since being named head University of Illiois next year:
tion and opens the 2011-12 season at
set the standard among high schools coach five years ago in the 2006-2007 • Named 1st Team All State by the
Soldier Field against Simeon on the
in Chicago. The success of our teams season. Associated Press, IBCA, and Chi-
weekend of August 26th. The time
during the 2010-11 school year re- • Team Chicago Catholic League cago Sun-Times
and date are TBD. All other games
flects the commitment of our students Champions
are tenatively scheduled for the dates
and coaches. As Carmel Life goes to • 2 Chicago Catholic League indi-
listed on the next page.
print, our varsity programs have won vidual champions: Ricky Robertson
4 Chicago Catholic League titles and and David Denne (2 for 2)
have 6 Lawless Award winners this Golf • Team Regional Champions
school year alone. Under the guidiance of 24-year vet- • All 14 wrestlers advanced to sectionals
eran coach Tom Nicklas, the Cara- • 5 qualified for state: Mike Mizaur,
Football van won their 8th Golf Regional and Brendan Hall, Tyler Argue, Kevin
qualified his 16th player for the State Skryzpiec, and Ricky Robertson
Beginning in the fall, the Caravan • 8 wrestlers had 20 wins or more:
football team surprised the pundents Jack Diana (21), Mike Mizaur (23),
finishing in a three-way tie for the Senior Bobby Sloan not only holds Brendan Hall (20), Tyler Argue
Chicago Catholic League (CCL) all the school records for golf, but fin- (39), Kevin Skryzpiec (25), Ricky
Blue Championship and advanced to ished his Senior year in style as the Robertson (36), Jim Mickens (30),
the Class 8A State Championship. Tony Lawless Award winner and David Denne (24).
Thanks to strong senior leadership, for Golf.
the Caravan improved every week
Basketball 2011 tentAtive vArSitY
rolling through the playoffs. Coach wrestling
Frank Lenti passed an amazing The Caravan wrestling team, The Caravan basketball program fin- FootBAll SCHedule
milestone getting his 300th vic- winner of the Chicago Catho- ished the season a top the CCL South date opponent location
tory with the playoff victory lic League team championship, Division, and won its 3rd regional title
over Homewood Flossmoor. in 4 years. For the second consecutive TBD Simeon Soldier Field
enjoyed another tremen-
Although the state champion- dously successful season year, they lost in the Sectional to the 9/2/2011 Morgan Park Gately Stadium
ship game did not go their way, under the direction of eventual State Champion. This was a
special year for Coach Mike Flaherty
9/9/2011 De La Salle Gately Stadium
the football team had a tremen- Head Varsity Coach Jason
dously successful season. Fol- Erwinski ’98. who, with a Regional Championship 9/16/2011 St. Joseph St. Joseph
lowing the season Coach Frank victory over St. Rita, won his 700th ca-
9/23/2011 Brother Rice Gately Stadium
reer victory. With the victory, Coach
10/1/2010 Loyola Loyola
10/7/2011 St. Laurence St. Laurence
10/14/2011 St. Rita St. Rita
10/21/2011 Providence Gately Stadium
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Spring 2011 Caravan Athletics
Two Caravan Sports,
Tony Lawless Award One Thousand Coaching Victories
notice anything interesting about the stories on the previous page? how about the number of Lawless By dan Lacount, Athletic director
Awards the caravan racked up so far this year?
The Tony Lawless Award is presented to outstanding coaches and players in the Chicago Catholic League. Two Mount Carmel coaches reached
Each year, one coach and one player is selected for each sport. Already this year, Six members of the Cara- monumental coaching milestones dur-
van community have been named Lawless Award winners: three coaches and three athletes. ing their respective seasons this year.
Mount Carmel’s 2011-12 fall and winter sport Tony Lawless Award winners are Coach Frank Lenti (Football), Head Football Coach Frank Lenti inched
Coach Jason Erwinski (Wrestling), Coach Mike Flaherty (Basketball), Chris Sujka ‘11 (Football), Bobby Sloan closer to the all-time record for Illinois
‘11 (Golf ), and Tracy Abrams ‘11 (Basketball). High School coaches with his career
300 victory over Bolingbrook in the
state playoff game at Gately Stadium.
Coach Frank trails Coach Gary Korho-
nen (Richards), who amassed 315 ca-
Coach Frank Lenti reer victories. Coach Mike Flaherty
Head Basketball Coach Mike Flaherty
got his career 700th victory over St. Rita
as the Caravan defeated the Mustangs
in the state regional championship.
Welcome Back Coach Flaherty, who ranks in the top
Coach Jason Erwinski Chris Sujka Bobby Sloan Tracy Abrams 15 all-time wins for coaches in Illinois
St. Damien, Oak Forest St. Ann, Lansing John Fiske School, Chicago High School history, began his coach-
ing career at Mendel and spent many
Spring Sports Shorts successful years at Thornwood before
coming to MC.
Varsity Baseball Mount Carmel is blessed to have these
two legendary coaches leading two of
As of printing, their record stands at 25-5.
our most prominent programs. Their
professionalism, leadership and wis-
Lacrosse dom set the standard very high for all
our coaches. Their ability to continue
As of printing the JV are 11-1 and Freshmen
to mentor coaches, teach the game
are 6-3. Next season we will have a varsity and
a JV team. Lacrosse now plays on campus at
they love, and inspire generations of
Carey Field so stop by for a game! young men is remarkable.
On behalf of the Carmelites, and the en-
Rugby tire Mount Carmel community we say
congratulations to Coach Frank Lenti
The team is having a tremendously success- and Coach Mike Flaherty who have
ful season with wins over Brother Rice, St.
combined for over 1000 victories.
Ignatius, Culver Military, Lincoln Way just to
name a few.
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Spring 2011 Class Notes
Mount Carmel Class of 1998
Class of 1938 can be reached using the info above.
I received an Email in November 2010
MIR (Casey) WISNIEWSKI passed
away. CASEY was part of our class
See page 21 for a special spotlight who graduated in January. The wake
from RAY MILLER who lives in
on the class of 1938 compiled by was in my general area and MARIO
Monterey, CA. RAY was interested
Col. dePyssler. in making contact with any Carmel
ORTIGARA and I met in the Park-
ing Lot having arrived at the same
Alumni who might live in his general
Send your notes to: time. I learned in the fall of 2010
area in CA. I was able to provide him
Steve dePyssler, Col. USAF Re- that our Classmate JOHN RITTER
with the info on CHARLES HEG-
tired, Director Retiree Activities passed away. JOHN had retired from
WEIN, TIM O’CONNOR AND
the Riverdale, IL Police Department
Office FRANCIS O’TOOLE. No one from
and regrettably I did not receive any
Abigail Lynn Cushing Luke Thomas Erwinski ‘29 Olivia Grace Petrungaro Barksdale, AFB, LA 71110 the Class of ‘44 or ‘46 but, I was able
additional information. Then in No-
December 6, 2010 February 8, 2010 February 22, 2010 RAO@Barksdale.AF.Mil to slip in one each from the Class
vember 2010 PACKEY BUTLER lost
Daughter of Adam ‘98 and Jaime Son of Jason ‘98 and Carrie Daughter of James ‘98 and Kate of ‘56 and ‘57. You may remember
his wife Anna Mae on November 23,
several column’s ago I reported that
2010. PACKEY had been very loyal
Class of 1945 RAY retired from the US Army Air
Corps as a Major and went on to fly
to his wife for many years following
a stroke. I learned in January 2011
Send your notes to: for the Monterey County Sheriff ’s
that Mary Jane Helmick, wife of our
Joe Piette Department. His wife ( Joan Reitz)
deceased Classmate ROLAND passed
5630 W 158th Street. #301 was in the Class of 46 at Loretto High
Oak Forest, IL 60452 School.
firstname.lastname@example.org Please pray for the Repose of the Souls
In October of 2010 I received an
of those above as well as our deceased
Email from the Editor of Carmel Life.
What better way to kick off the Spring Teachers and Classmates. “OUR
It seems that he had learned that two
Column than.. The Alumni Banquet LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL,
mass graves had been uncovered on
will be Friday May 6, 2011 at The PRAY FOR US”
Iwo Jima and that two Mount Car-
Gaelic Park, 6119 West 147th St., Oak mel Alumni may have been among In Closing, be careful out there. See
Forest, IL. If you are unfamiliar with the deceased. One of them was RAY you at the Alumni Banquet. Our
my neighborhood, the Irish are almost OTTEN a member of our Class who Alumni Association depends on all of
Sophia Grace Zilz May 10, 2010 Liam Murphy Burke ‘28 everywhere you go. In addition to an was with us for our first three years us to keep it going. The Committee
Authentic Irish Pub you will see a very and enlisted in the Marine Corps in is a large one and is NOT financed by
with brothers Parker Henry and Addison Daniel August 27, 2010 large Banquet Hall and plenty of park- 1944. On October 23, 2010 CASI-
Children of Kevin ‘98 and Stacey Son of Dan ‘98 and Tessa ing. This being our 66th Anniversary
how about planning to be there. If you
do you have a birth announcement you’d like to share? need assistance or have a question, I
Email a photo with date of birth, height, weight, baby name and parent name(s) to Tessa Burke at email@example.com
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on current events and your opinion’s achievements will be a strong test for I hope all of you are in good health.
are right on. Have a happy 80th and those who follow in your footstep.
Class Notes enjoy a cup of hot tea on me (yeah).
Also, have a nice lunch with Fr. Jim
Gillen when your in Venice, Fl.
Good luck, good health, God Bless
and may our Lady of Mount. Carmel
Pray for us.
I want to thank all of our classmates
who sent me money for the Class Ad
in the Big Event Ad Book.
the School. Our yearly dues is what Winfield to Denny’s on 95th on the and Gene Powers. 16 ‘49ers donated It is with deep regret that I advise
pays the postage and keeps the As- south side, and fewer classmates were $650.00 Thank you! You are the best! Received phone calls (the old fash- The Powers are doing good. Kathleen
you of the death Paul Niquette on
sociation going. The dues is falling far able to come. If anyone is interested ioned way) from Vince Mesch. Before and Annie are still having doctor’s
A few comments that were made December 18, 2010 in Tucson, Ariz.
short of the expenses. PLEASE: to in starting again let me know. At the Christmas wishing our family a Happy appointments. Annie has a 4 year old
on the return donation form; Bob where he had spent his retirement
those who have not paid for 2011, DO May breakfast we were surprised by and Healthy New Year, Beezee Wilson going on 12 and five months ago
Hultquist, Oconomowoc, WI; Gene, years. He was married for 53 years to
IT NOW. Thank You. Pat Kirk and his wife. Pat is recovering called had a nice conversation about adopted a baby girl, Avery - the most
thanks for all you do, keep up the good Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Ballinger. He
from cancer treatment and looks good. current and past events. He was look- adorable beautiful baby on this planet.
work and say hello to our fellow ‘49ers; is also survived by his four children
Also on the sick list - Larry Gliemi ing for Ted Cachey ‘51 phone number The whole clan is ecstatic and the
Steve BZ Wilson, Niantic, CT; noted and nine grandchildren. His brother
Class of 1948 is undergoing dialysis. Bob Dunne is as he met a teammate of his when at parents, Mike and Annie are off the
that his grandson Patrick Wilson Callis was a 1952 graduate of M.C.
recovering from cancer treatment and the University of Michigan. Hope planet. Sgt. Ryan Markmann USMC
6’3 - 235lbs turned down Penn State, He graduated from Illinois Institute
Send your notes to: he and his wife were at our March he got in touch with him. Fr. Niles (‘07), grandson is to be deployed some-
of Technology in 1954 with a degree
Boston College, Syracuse, Yale, and Gillen, O. Carm. of Venice, Fl., called time in February, 2011 to Afghanistan.
Marty Cosgrove breakfast. Our condolences go out to in Metallurgy and spent his working
Princeton and others to go to Univer- to inquire about the Powers Family. Keep the three in your prayers. That
0N717 Concord Lane Charlie Pratscher whose wife died on
sity of Connecticut, defensive end #52. career at U.S. Steel and Interlake Steel
Winfield, IL 60190 March 1. He sent his prayers for two of girls was good news one-good news two the
He will have to go a long way to com- from where he retired in 1993 as Chief
firstname.lastname@example.org and hopes I recover sooner than later. “The wedding”! Lake Geneva, Wis-
pare with the right side of the ‘49 line Metallurgist. Paul and his wife were
Ray Best and Don Ray communicate consin absolutely fabulous. Eugene
of Gillen, Wilson, Edwards, Mesch. enthusiastic duplicate bridge players.
Class of 1949
often during the year and we try to (‘87) and Rebecca exchanged vows at
Breda Gallagher reported the death of Some “D”. Jim Gillen, Venice Florida He had a passion for keeping in touch
solve all the problems that we endure, St. Mary Catholic Church, December
her husband Jack ( John P.) on August regards to the family especially our with family and friends with cards and
Send your notes to: like going to football, basketball games 18, 2010. A great weekend, although
letters filled with much detail. I was
10, 2010. He had been diagnosed with two girls a get well message for me.
Gene Powers and all functions that Mount. Carmel not too many enjoyed the ride back to
ALS four years ago and was in and out Charlie Bay, North Richland Hills, one of those friends and maybe some
11156 S Christiana has going. Conrad Sanders, wrote: Chicago on Sunday. Me, I had a few
of the hospital for the last 1 1/2 years. TX., Hey Gene, long time since we of you were also who received those
Chicago, IL 60655 Mush, if I remember correctly, you had bumps in the road, on November 23,
All our Gallaghers are now gone - Jack last communicated - probably our 50th cards and letters with information
email@example.com by pass surgery a few years ago. It has 2010 I had open heart double bypass,
J. in 2003 and Bill. Breda contributed Reunion. I keep up with the newslet- about what was going on in his life in
been 10 years since my own 3x bypass replacement of the aortic valve, all is
to our ad in the Big Event in memory ters, seems the ‘49 class hasn’t had any Tucson. In the last few years he used
surgery, and I am able to do 40 min- ok. January 17, 2011 heart still out
of Jack. Big thanks to Jim Civik ‘64, our bad new, that’s good. Charlie hope email. I wish I could write letters like
utes on a treadmill without difficulty, of sink; pacemaker inserted, thank
Alumni Director for the e-mail last you continue to get better and stronger he did.
Thanks to Dick Brennan, Ron Brown, three times a week at local gym. Frank God for the men and women in the
Claude Broze, Dave Creagan, Jack December indicating that the Spring after your surgery, especially after your O’Connor’s wife, nee Barbara Hogan, medical profession, especially for my I wish some of you would send me
Gallagher, Matt Gross, James Jack- issue is due no later than Friday, Feb- 40 radiation treatments. Hope your died December 6, 2010. Frank now team, my daughter Ann RN., Re- some information for this column
son, Pat Kirk, Bill Lemm, Gene ruary 11, 2011. Jim, your e-mail came plans work out for a visit Chicago this lives in Orchard Park, NY. In 1949, becca, daughter-in-law RN., Mike my about what interesting things you are
McMahon, Hank McTigue, Johnny through electronically loud and clear. Spring. Keep in touch and maybe we the Hogan’s lived across the street anesthesiologist son in law and Mark doing in your lives now. I sometimes
Mohar, Joe Mularski. James Murphy, It is amazing how this electronic world can arrange something while you are from Mount. Carmel, seven daughters, cardiovascular PE son in law. think I am writing an obituary col-
Joe O’Neill, Charles Pratscher, Ed changed almost everything that moves in town. I will give regards to all I see I believe, I used to dance with Barbara umn. Also, if you have an email ad-
or standstill - watch our grandchil- from Mount. Carmel. Bob O’Keefe, Hey don’t forget to check the Mount
Swanson, Bill Sweeney, Bernie Ross- at the Island and the Mount Carmel dress that the Alumni Assn. does not
dren manipulate the laptops, various Chicago, IL; Gene, stay in good Carmel website, lots of information
bach, Bill Taafe, and Terry Yeager who dances. have, please send it to me and I will be
types of phones, etc. Just amazing, health, Bill Zegers moved back to and any news about the ‘49ers, keep in
contributed a total of $838 to our Ad glad to forward it to Jim Civik.
but very good. Where would we be Floosmoor, see him regularly. Thanks Received an e-mail from Fr. Carl touch.
in the Big Event. I am going on that river trip down the
without texting? for the info on Bill, keep in touch, Markelz, O. Carm. on January 20,
Bernie Rossbach and Fred Tetreault please! Jim Sullivan, Herndon, VA; 2011 announcing his resignation as Rhine and Mosel rivers on April 23
represented our class at last year’s Thanks to the following ‘49ers who President of the Mount Carmel H.S. that I tried to go on last year that got
Alumni Banquet held at the Haw-
thorne Race Course . I was in Toledo
graciously and generously contrib-
uted to our full page ad in the Big
thank you for your generous contribu-
tion. Good luck in your rehab with effective June 15, 2011. I was very for-
tunate and delighted to be associated
Class of 1950 cancelled by the eruption of the vol-
cano in Iceland. I fly to Amsterdam,
those illness. I did send you some info Send your notes to:
attending the Confirmation of my Event XXX, dedicated to the deceased on our’49 class and Mount. Carmel. I with Fr. Carl for most of his tenure. Bill Morrison get on the river boat and we stop in
grandson. Hopefully we can have bet- members of our 1949 graduating class! hope you received them and enjoyed We ‘49ers wish you the best as you’re France and Germany and wind up in
19615 Cambridge Drive
ter attendance at this year’s reunion in Ray Best, Art Barnas, Joe Lowery, the data about Mount. Carmel. Black shown to be conscious and considerate Basel Switzerland where we fly back
Steve Pack Mayer, Don Ryan, Bob Mokena, IL 60448 to Chicago.
May to be held at Gaelic Park . Jack McCarthy, Lady Lake, Fl. Jack in all your endeavors at Mount Carmel
Hultquist, Adrian Ignowski, Ray and all that you have accomplished.
Our monthly breakfasts, now over thanks for the note and letter saying
Oliva, Steve Wilson, Fr. Jim Gillen, Merry Christmas and Happy Healthy Please be assured that your skilled
seven years old, have been discontin-
Charlie Bay, Bob O’Keefe, Tom Her- New Year. I enjoyed your prospective
ued. It was a long drive for me from
genbother, Jim Hanley, Jim Sullivan
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I attended six Caravan football games firstname.lastname@example.org 4th in CPS this winter.
this season. You get to see many old
Class Notes alumni. The games and the enthusiasm
Gathering information for this Car-
mel Life is like listening for ‘clams’ at
Mike Koehler disappeared into the
north woods with camera. Also, no
word: Rooney, Gus Zernial, Zencka,
I now wear Red Grange’s number, the Symphony. I wrote to 42 class- Zegers, Zbierski, Zavala, Young,
Class of 1952 It doesn’t appear that Fr. Rolowicz will
ever return form Korea. He is happy
worked as an elementary school teach-
er in a Catholic school in San Diego since I turned 77 the first of the year. mates and low-lifes. Zilch! Okay, 3! Chico Carrasquel, Zajac, Prof O’Neill,
Send your notes to: there and keeping active with the County, and, later, in public schools Our Lady of Mount Carmel has been Our only reader, Feldmeier, bemoaned Ray Kroc, Roy Smalley, Magwa Walsh,
Fran Houlihan church. Cal Niquette lives in India- in Sonoma County. I was transferred good to me and my family. I pray that Borders’ passing. Brennan called, Urban, Justin Bieber, Ucherek, Stan
62 Spring Creek Road napolis and when ever I go see my to the headquarters of the DLSE in all you guys are well and healthy. spoke 4 words into Bell’s switchboard, Kenton, Trotter, Tracy, Br.Jude Such,
grandson John, I try to hook up with San Francisco in 1985 and we lived hung up, no call back. After Matt OSB, Mazurek , Krutzler, Ciresi,
Barrington, IL 60010 Ken Flaherty
Cal. for twenty years in Petaluma, Sonoma Taylor fell demonstrating hip hop, his Clark, Lady Gaga, Drake, Roddy
email@example.com Time flies, years accumulate and re-
County, California. Both Loretta and I emails ceased. Like Bob Fattore, his MacDonald, Bridgman and Shana-
I am still involved in appraising real wards are granted. My wife Alice and I column arrived on time, but do they han. Planning a cruise? Check Chuck
Here is the latest from our classmates. retired in 1998, and in 2005, after the
estate just to keep busy. As if driving celebrated our 50th anniversary on July share leads? Does the devil hunt with Larson’s Facebook.
last of the children went out on their
Dick Duffner: the bus for the grandchildren doesn’t 23, 2010 in our home in Las Vegas. a spoon? Fattore fishes the Little Cal;
own, we sold our home in Petaluma Tom Grojean is happily retired in LA.
keep me busy enough. Granddaughter About 100 people attended our ban- his beleaguered, hard-slaving bride
Another year has come and gone and and moved to Geneva, Illinois, on the Tom McLaughlin’s emails are 1956’s
Rachel graduates from Oak Forest quet, which was planned by our three Jackie shoveled 23 inches of snow.
so have a few of our classmates. Fox River. We have a stock answer steadiest. He, Kaz and Sout’ Chicago
High School this year (daughter Jean’s children, Mike, Michele and Mary. We Jerry O’Connor, Donal Mahoney, John
for those who ask why we would leave guys’ provide informative Chicago his-
Another milestone has come. My youngest. John is her oldest) had some special guests from Chicago O’Hara, Elthelreda Bill Donnelly, our
Sonoma County and move back to the tory. Phil Gleeson graduated from and
youngest grandson, Jordan Mikolajew- As I am writing this, I received an – my friend of 76 years Neil Glynn ‘52 professional writers: Hiding!
Midwest: It was for the weather. played basketball for Detroit U, joined
ski (fourth generation) has just taken email from Jim Civik about Bob and his lovely and comedic wife Joyce.
Don Boyle: Remembered I, Felicitas Bill Don- the Marines, then home to Cincy.
the entrance exam at Mount Carmel. Harter. Another one of our classmates Neil was our best man, and we appre-
ciated them coming all that way. nelly’s daughter Laura, 23 year county Illinois’ annual Bird Count assesses
We have to wait till Feb 15 to see gone to the great beyond. Bless his I had my right knee fixed in July juvenile probation officer, learned her our state ecology; John McKee will
where he falls in the pecking order. He soul. and then went to London to see my trade watching juvies gathered in the soon be forwarding his Ottawa’s
is a stalwart baseball player. Has been daughter (Colleen). This was a second
Tom Cadell: living room-- dad, Cronin and Bren- report.
playing travel league baseball for the
Romeoville Rattlers Baseball Club for I have not provided information in the
time we visited England and their
food is still not very good. The car Class of 1953 nan. Laura wouldn’t disclose her fun-
niest of these ‘Three Stooges.’ Brag- My Granddaughter Rose Wosepka is
the past 5 years. past, so here goes. drivers are nuts but the schools are Send your notes to: seeded #1, US’ 9-year-olds snowboard-
ging, Cronin indicated his handicap is
He has been involved with Carmel I was married on November 9, 1957, interesting. Oxford University was the Jim Kane 4; Donnelly’s is 24. Oops, Donnelly: ing, approaching 2011 finals.
baseball all that time, going to clinics, at St. Anne’s Church, Lansing, Illinois, first University and started in 1000 505 Post Road “Reverse those.” Bill, Jim, and Jack Jim Heffernan died this winter playing
being the bat boy for the varsity team to Loretta June Young. We have three and is still working very well. St. Charles, IL 60174 have had hips replaced. handball, stunning everyone. Since he
etc. He also has just finished four years children, Tim, Peggy and Pat, and four On January 10, 2011 I had my other firstname.lastname@example.org was in shape and a classy fellow, his
Bob LaMontagne reported still no
as the ballboy for the varsity football grandchildren. After our marriage, knee fixed and I hope I don’t have to wake and funeral were well attended.
Phoenix sightings of 1956’s John
team. Needless to say I get to see a lot Loretta and I lived for almost eight fix them again. Our daily people for Speaking condolences to his kids and
O’Donnell. Bill Miller’s gym work-
of Carmel games both baseball and
football. His brother Kyle is a fresh-
years in Dolton, Illinois, before mov-
ing in 1965 to the city of Poway, near
Church have had their knees fixed
and also their hips are being fixed. My
Class of 1955 outs have replaced his daily runs.
Ray Kozinski retired CPD in ’99
wife was difficult as they were devas-
tated. Paying respects: Terry Ahern,
man at Plainfield North High School. San Diego, California. After attend-
Send your notes to:
wife, Carolyn, has her knees fixed last but Donna swears he looks great in Dan Small, Ed Lyons, Bill Miller,
He’ll run track indoors and outdoors ing law school, I was admitted to the year. After that when we took a walk
shorts. Daughter Kim’s a softball Bill McCain, Dennis Kasper, Frank
and will try out for basketball with the California Bar in 1974 and worked for she would gradually end up a block 10600 S. Bell just-retired- from-the-Cubs Maloney,
pitching coach at St. Xavier. 1955’s
hopes of making the sophomore team. thirty years with the Division of Labor ahead of me. But now, I hope I can Chicago, IL 60643 Dennis Panozzo, Bob Glynn, and Jay
John Cavanaugh’s daughter Kelly’s a
We are expecting our second great Standards Enforcement, an agency of keep up with her. email@example.com teacher-softball coach at HFHS. Jim McMahon.
grandchild sometime late February or the State of California. I served as a Gould’s spice Nancy throws the best
So I hope you are in good shape. Life Also, Ray Leuser’s son reported Ray
early March. Grandson John ‘2000 and hearing officer and, later, as a trial and parties assisted by her daughter and
isn’t worth it if you are not in good shape.
Class of 1956
appellate attorney. My last thirteen died last fall. Ray had been a caring
wife Kelly live down in Indianapolis, granddaughter while his eminence is hardworking CPD cop since I can
IN along with the first great grand- years with DLSE was as chief counsel. Barney Keating: doorway greeter.
In that position I had the opportunity Send your notes to: remember.
child Peyton Alexandra. You caught me in time before my wife
to argue most of the Division’s cases Bob Keeley Jay McMahon finished three-years as
We again hosted the gathering of the Kay and I left for Florida to spend 10532 S. Bell wrestling coach at Kelly HS this year;
before the California Supreme Court,
“Fab Five minus One (Rolowicz) here time with Mickey and friends. I had head coach Jamie Pales reports Jay an
the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Chicago, IL 60643
in Palos Heights. A grand time was a good time at the reunion. Plan now effective contributor. Jay’s sophs took
and, on one occasion, the U.S. Su-
for 2012, when our class will celebrate
had by all. The tales get taller every preme Court. Chicago, IL 60655
year. 60th anniversary. Everyone should
Loretta, between raising children, make it.
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large animal doctor in western New items and keep me updated on your Tim Finnegan
York State. She is expecting her first lives. 492 N. Clinton Street
child and is also starting her own dairy Chicago, IL 60610
Peter Woods now has a new grand-
farm. His son Peter is a police officer. firstname.lastname@example.org
daughter, his daughter Brigit’s, and a
Daughter Crissy just graduated from
See you: 55th anniversary reunion, ing on a vessel assist program for Received this e-mail from Rich Hob- new grandson, his son Patrick’s. Peter
Miami of Ohio where she was the
May 6-- Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th son. and Virginia celebrated their 40th
Class of 1963
pleasure craft in Mexico and Central captain of the water polo team. Tash is
Oak Forest, 5:00 p.m. America. Similar to roadside auto wedding anniversary in January.
“Butch Lewis is definitely on the at Notre Dame and she is studying the
assistance. I am recovering from my mend after his prostate surgery three immigration patterns of the Irish to My daughter Megan and my son-in- Send your notes to:
second back surgery in five years. It weeks ago and I’ll get a chance to see the mid-West. She went to Ireland this law Michael had a son in November, John McHugh
goes along with two knee replacements
Class of 1957 and two shoulder surgeries.”
him and wife Jhenna on Feb 26 in
Walnut Creek along with Bill Hartney.
summer to study and then they went
to Beaver Island, Michigan to find
Rory Thomas. God willing he will be
part of the Class of 2028.
28870 Forest Lake Lane
Green Oaks, IL 60048
Send your notes to: Ralph Genovese was in town on Janu- Still say some prayers for Tony Mills artifacts of the Irish that settled the email@example.com
I saw Bernie Casella in December and
Matt Taylor ary 24 from Rancho Santa Fe, CA and who showed amazing courage in these island. She is also on the water polo he is still doing very well. Keep him in
9551 S. Damen Avenue had lunch with Matt Kulusic, Char- last few years. His wife Bunny is sim- team at Notre Dame. your prayers though. After two years of nights, weekends
Chicago, IL 60610 ley Drumm, Bob Glynn and Terry ply the greatest. I will leave for Africa
Jack and his wife spend their travel and the rest of his spare time, Wally
firstname.lastname@example.org Ahearn. A good time was had by all next month to visit a child I sponsor I am writing these early since I am Farrell completed restoring a 1962
time going to college water polo events having knee surgery the end of January
and more importantly, nobody got hurt with Child Fund who lives near Victo- Volkswagen Beetle at his home in
around the country. They are held and want to make sure that I get them
A group of us gathered on December or caused embarrassment. ria Falls in Kenya. Oakland, California.
almost every weekend from January to in on time. I hope you all had a great
29 for lunch at Carriage Green Golf South Shore Bob Walsh recently Received this e-mail from Bill Hayes. May. Handling all the body and mechanical
Course. In attendance was Ed Kostek, Christmas season and that you all have
returned from a three week trip which While my little grandkids were up a healthy and happy New Year. work, himself, Wally hired an uphol-
Jim O’Donnell, Jerry Cunningham, Tom Boland and his wife were back
included visiting with Fr. David to their elbows in snow, Kathy and I sterer for the mohair headliner and
John O’Donnell, Fr. Dave Dillon, Len in the area for the summer from their
Murphy (signer of everyone’s diploma were on the beach at Mustang (the seats. A professional paint shop ap-
Bajenski, Bob Schmidt, Jim Dunlavy, winter home in Mexico. They have
but mine) at the Carmelite retirement poor man’s Padre) Island, Texas, flying plied the final coat of the Beryl Green
Bob Glynn, Frank Bugos, Charley
Drumm, Neil Fitzmaurice, Gene
village in Florida. Father David told kites and eating shrimp thiiiiis big.
been going down to the same place for
the past 25 years but have been spend- Class of 1960 original color. Wally says that Beetles
him he just missed Jack Grace, who is I’m planning a trip this summer with Send your notes to: are very easy to restore: “only nine
Orchowski, Pat Sullivan, Tom Cook, ing the entire winter there for the last
a regular visitor with Fr. David. Bob my brother John (Carmel Niagara and Rich Bertoni bolts per fender, and it’s light enough
Marty Stadler, Ken Jackson, Tom 10 years. Both of Tom’s daughters
also stopped in Vero Beach and spent Calumet ‘59) to Ketchikan AK to visit 1719 W 33rd Street to lift yourself. With an 1100cc 4-cyl-
Mc Farland, Bill Nebel, Bob Lucas, work and live in Chicago.
some time with George Tadrowski. the Coast Guard Cutter I served on inder engine, single switches for the
Joe O’Gallagher, Matt Kulusic, Joe Mike Edwards has recovered from
Chicago, IL 60608
Bob travelled to Quincy, Illinois on in 1958. The cheapskate CG is still lights and wipers, and a crank for the
O’Connor and myself. Bob Krajewski, cancer very nicely. He spent 6 out of email@example.com
December 18 for the wake and funeral running the 65-year old ship - in the forced air -- no fan -- heater, they can’t
Dennis Meehan and Bill Hayes had of his St. Philip Neri and Mount. Car- Bering Sea. Talk about catching the every 15 days down the street from be much simpler.”
to cancel for various reasons. Tom Mc
Class of 1961
mel classmate, John Mc Court. most dangerous assignment! Update in Mount Carmel at Mitchell Hospital,
Farland received his coveted Chicago University of Chicago Medical Center, Wally got lots of advice from, “How to
Cubs Budweiser Bottle Opener (“Cubs Received this e-mail from Ed Jaeky. for about ten weeks. He got released Send your notes to: Keep Your VW Alive” or, as he puts it,
Win, Cubs Win”). Some of us at- Rest in peace William Broderick,
“I was awarded the Cook County last November and is back at work
tended Mass previous to the luncheon William Egan, John Mc Court, Gerald
Sheriff ’s Medal of Honor Award for and doing well. He celebrated his 55
at the Shrine of St. Theresa, The Little Sheahan and Robert Barnas.
Volunteerism, and received an award anniversary from St. Barnabas at the
Flower and it was said by Fr. Dave from the Township of Lyons for ten end of June.
Dillon and assisted by Deacon Ken years of service on the Township’s Any of you that has not sent in your
Tony Matz e-mailed this information.
Mental Health Commission, serving
as the Commission’s president. (I am
Class of 1959 alumni association dues (a mere
$30.00) please do so. These dues go a
certain; members of the class would Send your notes to:
“About the only positive things that Mike O’Connor long way to help the association help
agree that I could have personally used Mount Carmel. $30.00 is less than
have happened to me in the last few mental health commission services for 454 Faversham Court
years are: it cost to take the grandchildren to
many years). Some day, I might even Bolingbrook, IL 60440 McDonald’s play land and buy happy
After a 14 year test audition, I mar- expose the fact that Jerry Salamie and firstname.lastname@example.org meals. Please get those dues in.
ried Gerri at half time of the Arizona I wrote a school “newsletter” and dis-
Oregon State football game. It was a tributed to class members. If ole Eagle Jack Ahern was telling me that this I thank all of you that have sent me
spontaneous reaction to a somewhat Eye...found out who did it...we prob- past spring that his grandson, his son information or let me interview you
boring game. ably would not have graduated with Joe’s boy, graduated from high school. so that we would have an article for
the class.....Other news, had a total Cortney, Jack’s 38 year daughter, is a this issue. Please continue to send me
I started a fishing charter business in
knee replacement recently...ouch...”
San Carlos, Mexico. I am now work-
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“This spring my wife (Pat - Mother They have two sons, Peter and Glenn, he has had surgery to his back in 2009
McAuley alumna) and I are going on who have both gone into the medical and is on disability. His wife has
Class Notes 15 Day Cruise to celebrate our 40 Year
And from Paul Reynolds…
We were able to go to a baseball game
at PNC Stadium which is a great
worked as a public health inspector.
They have had a total of eight children.
He previously worked for 30 years at
“VW Repairs for Dummies.” Original Cusack, “Brendon always had a smile Canfield’s. Ray, like some of our class,
venue to see a game. Peter showed me
parts for Beetles are still manufac- on his face,” while Bob Davis remem- “After having been laid off in July served in Vietnam. He talks to Char-
We can be rightfully proud of our and my friend a very good time.
tured, and the extensive VW owner bers him as “a good guy who enjoyed 2009, I finally got a new job at the lie Cornfield on occasion.
class, and together have so many fine
community and technical forums life.” end of October 2010. I’m a VP at a I heard from Terry Funderburk. He
things to remember about our time John Desmond wrote me and advised
proved to be very supportive. company named Garnet Capital Advi- will be coming to the banquet in
Brendon was preceded at Mount. Car- hear. Now I am fortunate to be able to that he has lived in Park Ridge for the
sors in Harrison (Westchester County) May. Terry had a busy Fall working
Wally says that “no road salt” means mel by brothers Tim (‘50) and Gene get glimpses into the lore of so many last 25 years. He and his wife have a
NY. Garnet does loan portfolio valu- at three volleyball camps after taking
lots of rust-free vintage cars readily (‘54). His is survived by son, Timothy, other classes. Each day I open multiple son and daughter who are now self-
ation and sales for the FDIC and for the team to the AAU Championships
available in the Bay Area. Previously, and grandson, William. old yearbooks to get some piece of in- sufficient. He has turned his wife
commercial banks, S & L’s, and credit in Orlando in June. He did a lot of
Wally restored a ‘61 Volvo 544, and formation or to scan a picture. Closing “into a golf addict.” He takes her golf-
Men, if you enjoy reading this col- unions. We also do valuation and officiating and was honored to officiate
both a ‘74 and a ‘79 VW camper. The them and putting them back on the ing every weekend weather permit-
umn, and you want to see it continue, advisory work for bank mergers and the Missouri State Championships in
campers were eventually shipped to shelf is like saying “see you later” to a ting. His daughter and her husband
please let me hear what you’re doing: acquisitions. My particular specializa- early November.
The Netherlands where his eldest son groups of new/old friends. presented both him and his wife with
email@example.com. Thanks. tion is commercial real estate (includ-
lives. I hope you join Terry, me and others their first grandchild, Jack, last August.
My office in the Convocation Center ing multifamily) loan portfolio valua-
for the banquet in May.
Wally and his wife, Peg, limit driving faces our “Wall of Fame”, which holds tion and pricing. I had a great conversation with
their classic locally for shopping and pictures of former Men of the Year Tom Dybsky came into the City in Charlie Cornfield recently. He lives
“On another upbeat note, my son
fun. “After all, it’s almost 50 years old as well as the members of the Hall September, and I had the opportunity in Glendale, Arizona for the last
(Paul III, nicknamed Trey) returned
and I don’t want to push my luck.”
Wally has placed the car for sale.
Class of 1964 of Fame. I hope you all get to see it
someday, because I know you would
from his second deployment to Iraq
just before Christmas, safe and sound
to meet with him. Tom comes to
Chicago with some frequency, and he
18 years working as a police aid at
Arizona State University. Charlie has
Send your notes to: find it as inspiring as I do. would like to see some of you, if pos- two boys by a prior marriage and six
Great news from Larry Kappel. He’s and in one piece. A nice Christmas
Jim Civik sible. Perhaps you can call me, and I grandchildren. He also has a six-year
now 90% recovered from Stage 3 But I digress. present!!
10929 S. Artesian will try to schedule a time when Tom old daughter. It was a pleasure to talk
esophageal cancer. He and his wife,
Dennis Kranc was one of several men “Hope to see you and all the other would be available before he has to go to Charlie who comes to Chicago
Jane, arrived home from Cancun just Chicago, IL 60655
who mentioned a 50th reunion of their guys at the Alumni Dinner this year.” back to Minnesota. It was great to see from time to time. He told me that
in time for the February blizzard. firstname.lastname@example.org grammar school class. Tom. Jerry Mitchell lives in Bridgeview and
Meanwhile, Ralph Rangel tells me he
“St. Mary Magdalene Class of 1960 Ed McCambridge is doing great as worked for AT&T for a number of
retired as a Chicago Public Schools By the time you read this, I will have
architect at the end of 2010. His
fourth child, Vincent, (‘07) is working
been Alumni Director for about one
year. It’s been an interesting transition
had a double celebration. Not only was
it 50th anniversary of our grammar Class of 1967 the principal at his law firm, having
offices in seven cities. Manager of I hope to see you all at the Reunion.
on his BS in Civil Engineering at IIT from the classroom to the Advance- school graduation, but it was the 100th Send your notes to: all toxic tort litigation for his firm, Once again, don’t hesitate to contact
(Ralph’s alma mater.) ment Office, and from talking to 16 anniversary of the parish. Mount Tom Mangan he unfortunately has had both of his me.
and 17 year olds all day to talking Carmel was well represented at both 10245 S. Seeley knees replaced. That won’t stop him
I was very sorry to learn that Brendon If anyone would be interested in trying
mostly to adults. And even after 15+ events, with alumni singing the MC Chicago, IL 60643 from coming to the banquet in May.
Moriarity died January 7th. Brendon to get a group together for our 45th
years on the Alumni Board, within a fight song after dinner.” email@example.com Ed and his wife have one son who is
received a football scholarship from Reunion next year, give me a call.
month of taking this new job I had married and another one getting his
the University of Indiana, where he Phil Wilson reports the following: Perhaps we could have some type of
gained a much richer understanding I have been able to be in contact PhD. in Computer Engineering at the
played two years, before transferring to “I have worked for the U.S. Army for meeting in the Summer.
of how vital our alumni are to the mis- with some more of you since my last University of Arizona. He still “enjoys
Tulsa. He finished his career playing the past 32 years as an Audit Manager.
sion of Mount Carmel. column. the life of a trial lawyer.” Keep those cards and letters coming
semi-pro ball in Florida. Later, he In December 2010, I was informed in. Give me a call at 312-726-5151
worked as a millwright at Nabisco, but It is extraordinary to encounter men In the Summer, I spent time with Ed King contacted me and advises
that I am the oldest Auditor for the (ext 232) at any time.
the medical problems he faced for the who graduated 50 years ago and more, Peter Moulder, who lives in Pittsburgh he has been living in Oklahoma and
Army by age (64) and seniority. I plan
past twenty years forced him to retire. and hear them speak of the positive with his wife of 30 years, Donna, who working for the Air Force as an oc-
on working a few more years. I’m a
impact that this school has had on is a practicing physician with a large cupational medicine specialist.
According to his sister, Barbara, he rarity - I like what I do, I like my boss
was an avid sports fan who could “fix
just about anything.” Upon his death,
their lives. I am continually hearing
alumni praise particular priests and
and coworkers, and get paid pretty
well. The work is interesting and it
practice. Peter is a consultant for
business development and account
I had the pleasure to have a long con-
versation with Ray Sellers.
Class of 1968
lay teachers, or passing along special manager for Manager Science Associ-
Send your notes to:
I heard from many of his classmates. has taken me to a lot of places (36
memories about classmates, dances, ates. Both Donna and he have lived Ray lives in Cal City. Unfortunately,
Mike Smith recalls him as “a fine states and 15 foreign countries such as
basketball games and their old neigh- Germany, Italy, Saudia Arabia, Kuwait, in Pittsburgh for the last 30 years.
guy - a classmate that left a long and
borhoods. Panama, Honduras, Chile, Columbia,
positive standing memory.” Said Jim
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can be found on page 75. Paul can be yearbook. Gib informed that his bio is along with some other classmates.
found running in Jackson Park with not there. What a year!!! Baseball season is around the corner
Class Notes Bob Arendziak. Capturing Paul run-
ning is a miracle in itself, most likely
one of the few times in the 4 years and
I heard from Bob Reilly and he
wanted everyone to know that he is
retiring after 30 years of employment
maybe we can have an outing?
Doug Panfil emailed me and told
me that he has made a connection
Jim McCormick who has taken the
Humanitarian approach to life. Jim Class of 1973 we have a picture of it! Just kidding
Paul! Matt, thanks for your work on
with the Orland Park Police Depart-
ment. Bob is retiring as a Lieutenant
with Dan Goodfriend in a business
network. Dan has been married for
took a staff job with the Peace Corps. Send your notes to: this.
in early June. Bob also wrote “ I have 30 years and has 2 daughters. Dan
in Lesotho, South Africa. He is there Don Grigas Matt Naglich and I had a few email to say that many of the things learned is working in Manhattan. Doug also
Class of 1971 with some other organizations trying
to get a handle on the growing HIV/
firstname.lastname@example.org exchanges in November and here are
a few highlights that Matt wanted to
at MC supported me in having a
wonderful career. I don’t plan on just
found out that Dan had lived in the
Dallas/Forth Worth area for 3 years
Send your notes to: AIDS epidemic. His wife, Deborah, Currently I am a senior writer for
pass along: sitting around the house though, so if and neither one knew the other was
Jack Kilmartin and their girls will be joining him Suburban Life News in the western
anyone knows of any good retirement there.
2545 W 107th Street when the school year ends and they suburbs, and am in contact with John - I guess I’ll sound “old” now and say
jobs, let me know.” If anyone can help
Chicago, IL 60655 will be there until June 2012. Jim says McHugh on a regular basis via e-mail, that it hardly seems possible that 35 Doug also wanted everyone to know
Bob with his next career please let him
email@example.com it’s a great feeling to “circle” back to so I am able to stay in touch with years have come and gone since we left that he and his wife will be marrying
the Peace Corps after almost 30 years. Caravan happenings. Mount Carmel. I’m sure you heard off their third son this Fall. His son is
God Bless you and your family. that a lot at the banquet. In almost From Patrick Grady, who checked in marrying a northern girl that he met
It is that time again so here’s hoping I live in Bolingbrook and follow
Big congratulations to the Class of every way, I still feel the way I did back with me: at Purdue but they will be going south
that all is well. A quick reminder that Mount Carmel news as often as I can.
‘61 on their 50th Anniversary. There then - Happy to have my health, and to Texas to live.
this is our 40th Anniversary. Thanks Mike O”Connor ‘59, who lives a few Most recently I have been involved
were a few members of that class that family. Optimistic about the future.
to all who turned out to celebrate on blocks away from our family, is an old with the running of my own media I wanted to make everyone aware of
had an influence on our class. I’d like Still inspired to try new things. Still
Friday, May 6, 2011, at Gaelic Park. acquaintance. sales business. Although we are a the Annual Father’s Club Fight Night
to thank Chuck Kelly, Ron Madrick, have a lot of energy. But the mirror
located at 147th and Ridgeland Ave. rather small company, with a staff of which is Saturday, April 30th. If you
Len Davia, Tom “Tucker” Lyons and Please contact me with any informa- doesn’t always agree with the way I’m
I got an email from John Larmon retired or out of work media sales ex- have not gone, it is a great night out
the late Tim Moran for donating tion that you think would be of inter- sure most of us feel!
who stated his son Bill, a senior at ecutive willing to work on commission and a lot of fun. Let me know if you
their time and services while we were ests to MC alumni in general and the
Carmel, played on Carmel’s inaugural - Speaking of JUG (and I’m not sure only, we have been successful in work- are attending and maybe we can get
seniors. We all know they didn’t do it Class of 1973 in particular.
lacrosse team last year and is plan- how I escaped being served with it), ing with Fortune 500 companies such together.
ning on continuing his playing this for the money. remember the “task” people had to as McDonald’s, Burger King, Coke,
I’d like to thank all the Alums who Thanks to everyone that has contribut-
year. John comments on this being his perform? I believe it was to calculate American Express and more.
last year of paying high school tuition
and he is looking for one of those
paid their Alumni dues this year. I
would also like to thank all my fellow
Class of 1975 26 to the 26th power. Also Matt sent
me the answer as well.
We work with fleet owners who oper-
ed to this article. Please keep in touch;
everyone would love to hear from you.
class note authors for mentioning the Send your notes to: ate tours in markets all over the USA
many Lacrosse scholarships that are
importance of the Alumni dues in the Bob Myjak -After Mount Carmel, I went to Mar- to place ads via vinyl print, on the sides
out there. John is still making custom quette, and became lifelong friends of vehicles plying the streets of cities
8801 Timber Court
furniture so feel free to give him a call
for that oversized chair. John’s wife,
last Carmel Life issue. I hope all is
going well and hope to see you at the Tinley Park, IL 60487 with a Carmel Mundelein grad and
a Joliet Catholic Grad. I’ll ask them
all over the country. We also work
with major parking garage compa-
Class of 1976
Sue, is teaching 7th and 8th graders Alumni Banquet. firstname.lastname@example.org Send your notes to:
On a final note, I heard from Don what they did in JUG. They probably nies and management companies to
at Mount Greenwood School. A big made paper airplanes or something. place ads for messages such as “Don’t Mike Vlamis
congratulations to Len McEnery’s Doubek who stated that he had noth- Happy 2011 to you and your families,
ing to tell me except he is “still married Drink and Drive”, “Click It or Ticket”, email@example.com
son Colin, who signed on with Indi- I hope the year is going well with each - I hope all is great and, again, I miss
to the prettiest gramma in Chicago”. of you. I have been in contact with a “Don’t Text and Drive”.
ana University to play baseball. Colin Chicago, especially pizza!
NOTE: Don didn’t mention the few of our classmates over the last few On a personal note, I am a very proud
plays for Providence High School and
is a left handed first baseman. suburbs. months either at MC football games,
MC events,email or Facebook (I am
In the Fall, I met up with Gib Fagan,
we talked via Facebook and met at
father of three children, one in college Class of 1978
Heard from Tom “Tank” O’Brien at UC Boulder, one in high school at Send your notes to:
using it a little bit and by no means the game. We spent the whole game
New Trier in Winnetka, and one in Luke Somerville
Class of 1972
who has retired from coaching the St. catching up on everything as well as
Ignatius rugby team after 10 years. an expert). Hopefully I will get bet- eighth grade. I have been divorced for
talking about the days at MC. It was a 10015 S. Hoyne
Tank vowed that from now on he Send your notes to: ter with time. Jim Reilly is one of the over the 13 years and live on the North
good time. Thanks Gib for contacting Chicago, IL 60643
would be rooting for the caravan in few contacts that I have made through shore for the last 25 years.
Al Petrocelli me. Gib is back in the Chicago area firstname.lastname@example.org
the future rugby games vs. St. Ignatius. Facebook.
8350 Irthcote after spending a lot of time living in Bob Arendziak enjoys seeing everyone
St. Ignatius currently holds the travel- Munster, IN As I mentioned in my email, the mys- California. Good to have him back. In on Facebook. He also attends a few
ing trophy for rugby vs. the Caravan email@example.com tery and the search for Paul Rupcich talking to him, he made me aware of football and basketball games each
with the the next match on April in the 1975 yearbook has been solved. another item missing from the 1975 year. Hopefully I will see him there
10, 2011 at Bernie O’Brien field at Matt Naglich made it his mission to
Eckersall Stadium. Tank heard from find Paul and he did. Paul Rupcich
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“Another banner year for the MC Bobby is a junior and Matthew a on the Chick Evans Scholarship. Not
freshmen football team! We went 8-1 freshman at MC. Both are playing sure the newsletter is the appropriate
this year and won our last 3 games basketball and volleyball at the same forum to get this info out, but wanted
against Rice, Laurence and Providence time. Megan is a sophomore at Mar- to share this info with you as you are
by a combined score of 148-6! Hav- ian Catholic and is having a good year the conduit to all things Carmel. I am
Not much to report again, other than Don O’Keefe swim meets from like 7:00 a.m. until ing a blast coaching with MC alums playing on the varsity girl’s basketball currently mentoring 3 Chick Evans re-
Pat Grant sightings;) PLEASE send 9307 S Richmond 6:00 p.m. every weekend. Double time Pat Grant 78, Nate Turner 87, Mike team. Mary Cate is in 7th grade at St cipients and just started another young
me something and I’ll add it to my Evergreen Park, IL 60805 in a hot pool is not fat guy friendly. Lynch, Dan O Brien, Matt Evans. John Fisher. Where does the time go? man in that direction yesterday.”
mutterings. firstname.lastname@example.org Maybe my wife will agree to split time. These awesome kids really make us Denis Guest and I have been assigned
Some of my friends told me I should “Anything I can do to help anyone you
While dining in one of Western Ave. coaches look good!” to work together on a committee to set
get Charley into wrestling. Swimming know who has an interest in getting
mainstays on Friday December 10th up Administrative Law Hearings in
and wrestling? Shoot me now. As far Also you all know that John owns their kids caddying, please feel free to
at Foxes Pizza on 101st and Western I
spotted Marco (Mark Loncar), Mark
Class of 1982 as business goes, mortgage rates are Rogers Roofing which you can find
info at www.rogersroofing.com.
“I stop by to see Wags from time to
contact me or have them contact me
still super low. If you have any need
Bornholdt, JB Brncich and Pat Grant. Send your notes to: time as he is recovering from a knee
to refinance to pay off bills, pay tuition Garrett Magon ’83 writes: Rodney Mucenski ’83 update:
Also Moon’s bro Dan Mahoney. Mike Mahoney replacement. Mike, Lisa and the kids
or do some home improvements, now
Another Pat Grant sighting with his Woodbury Financial “Hey Chuck, hope you are well!!! I am are doing great. I see Rich Lewis “I’m doing well in Arizona with my
is the time to do it. Programs change
lovely wife Marianne at the Beverly 1111 W 22nd Street still living in Orlando with My wife less now than when he lived in Cali- wife Beth and son Zach (12). Zach’s
every day, and it is getting harder and
Arts Center Auction on February Bonnie. Working for Cathay Pacific Jr Pee Wee football team, the Chan-
Oak Brook, IL 60523 harder to get loans done. It is a great fornia. I still run into Paul O’Grady
12th, along with fellow alum Steve Airways flying Boeing 747’s. Talk to frequently; however, he is extremely dler Wolves, won the Arizona State
mjmahoney@woodburyfinancial. time to purchase as well. There are
Golden with his lovely wife Penny. Mike Whalen on occasion, he is back busy running a law firm and serving Championship and finished 3rd at the
net great deals out there, and banks are
As anyone else I’ve spoken to in the email@example.com willing to negotiate prices on foreclo- in Chicago now. I will send you his as the Orland Township Supervisor. Under Armour National Champion-
last year well knows, after 33 years of sures down to $.70 on the dollar. I am email; he dropped off the list after his I last saw Mark Holder right before ships in Florida this past December.
service with the City of Chicago, I also, the proud new owner of an event last job Change.” Christmas and he, Natalie and the kids He’s a real chip off the old block
(Guard and D-tackle); good thing that
Class of 1983
retired on June 30th, 2010. With chil- planning business. ChiTown Event Joe O’Brien ’83 writes: are doing well. And, last but not least,
dren 9 and 11 years old, I’ve yet to see Planners is a business we started about if Terry McGuire owes you money, you size thing skips a generation! I am
any free time as of this writing. Keep Send your notes to: a year ago to help people enjoy their “My life these days is that of a gypsy. can usually find him at MC Basketball the Vice President for Océ Display
in touch, feel free to call! Chuck Toland events and not have to put all the work I work during the week in Alsip for a games. Graphics and currently have an open
5570 Ann Marie Lane into it. We do all the work while you global food company in IT (computer sales position in the Pacific North
geek), and my home (with beauti- “A side note is that I see Matt less
Oak Forest, IL 60452 enjoy the day. Check out our website West (San Fran/Seattle/Portland) if
ful wife who I married in St. Lucia now that Lew has moved back from
at www.ChiTownEventPlanners.com any of your readers have an interest.
Class of 1979 whatsupchuck@moneyshopmid-
west.com We even use Rich Mosior ’82 for on- 07/11/07) is in Grand Rapids, MI.
I live in an apartment in Oak For-
California. I wonder if there is any
Hope all is well with you and keep the
Send your notes to: sight cooking and catering.
est during the week, and head home Joe Haffner ’83 says:
Christopher P. Randel Here is some news from/about some Principal Pete Sullivan ’83 chimes in:
I hope all is well with you, and I hope most Friday evenings with a return
CMR 432 Box 53 of our classmates. If you want contact trip Monday morning. I am also a
“I just finished a two year stint as Pres-
“This year, I moved to Lisle Senior
2011 brings you health, wealth and
APO AE 09081-0053 info, let me know. Also, please keep ident of the Evans Scholars Alumni
luck. Things are relatively good in the SCUBA and CPR instructor working High School where I am Principal
Christopher.Randel@yahoo.com the updates coming. I will get them in Association. My new project is
Toland camp. I lost some weight…I at Scuba Emporium in Orland Park. after thirteen years at Lockport. Have
and pass them on. helping young kids get into caddying
found it again. My kids are doing Drop by some time or send me an four kids ranging in age from seven-
programs, especially those kids who
great. I signed my son Charley up for Some of you know that Rich (Lew) email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you teen to seven and live in Lockport
Class of 1980 tackle football with the Oak Forest
Raiders this year. He will only be
Lewis ’83 moved back to the area to
stay and help his mother out. She has
want to learn how to get wet and have
a great time. It is awesome whether
are relatively good students (top 25%
of class) and in need of financial assis-
with my wife of 18 years, Chris.”
Send your notes to: tance. For our fellow grads who may I need to hear a “skew Stu” or some
6-years old, but he weighs 67 lbs. and been OK, but needs a lot of help with you’re single, married, or have children.
Michael Honan have kids who fall into this category, other Gorchesisms from Pete soon.
this might be his only chance to play her every day tasks. I dread getting I have two sons (24 and 25) and two
17234 Cambridge Place great clubs like Beverly, Midlothian, Well that was a great amount of infor-
with kids his own weight. I can’t be- old…or much older. Rich went out to step-sons (12 and 13). Life is busy.
Tinley Park, IL 60487 Olympia Fields, etc. are great places mation from our brothers. I am glad
lieve he might be too big to play with LA for a visit, and he could really use I love to travel and still play a lot of
for kids to learn life lessons as well as you guys sent me the updates. I just
email@example.com his age group. I don’t know where he some help in the employment area. If sports including softball, golf, hockey,
earn non-taxable income, and maybe a wish we heard from Roger Lawrence
gets it. My daughter Samantha is do- there is anything you can do to help bowling, racquetball, and tennis.”
Chick Evans scholarship to boot. You a little more often. C’mon, sing the
ing great in swimming. She has some
Class of 1981
him out (he fixed his resume spelling Matt Walsh ’83 writes: may not remember, but in my family, song…Roger Lawrence, Roger Law-
regional times and some state times college correctly) please contact him
“My wife Michele is slowly recover- the three Carmel boys went to North-
Send your notes to: which will extend her season until the or me.
ing from her bout with breast cancer. western, Marquette (me) and Illinois
middle of March. I can’t wait until
John Rogers ’83 writes:
Charley starts swimming this summer.
Then we will be able to go to these
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Spring 2011 In Memoriam
rence, we love you, we love you, and firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Nowak is in St. Louis, and mar-
your silly mustache, and your spiked ried with children, I think he’s in Timothy Harrington ‘39 William Dolan Jr. ‘49 Robert Hearne ‘52
bracelets, yes we do. Sure that might forestry. Sean McAuliffe is a 399 guy
be a little mean, but heck, we were
jerks in high school…were? Yes I am
Class of 1992 and lives in Evergreen Park, and Peter
Kratzer is also in Evergreen Park, not
Richard Browne ‘42
Hugh McCartan ‘43
Richard Nowak ‘49
Paul Niquette ‘50
Gerald Ryan ‘53
George Hackett ‘53
See page 13 for an update on the
still a jerk. sure if they are still on the same block John Ritter ‘45 James Gudas ‘51 Patrick O’Shea ‘55
class of ‘92 scholarship and scholar-
or carpool. Jim Donovan is work-
If you want to start sending me infor- ship contributors. Chester Barnas ‘46 Ludwig Panozzo ‘51 James Heffernan ‘56
ing with the elevator operators and
mation for our next issue, please do.
is churning out future MC grads as Victor Bernardi ‘47 John White ‘51 Eugene Moriarty ‘56
It’s better than getting it all in one day Send your notes to: well. Chris Russo has two little guys
right before the deadline. I will hold Mike McCool Melvin Francis ‘47 James Gudas ‘51 William Egan ‘57
and works for a painting company.
on to it for the next issue, and believe
2321 W 113th Place Steve Proper has one little guy and John Gallagher ‘48 Thomas Sieracki ‘52 Gerald Sheahan ‘57
me; I hear all the time that everyone
Chicago, IL 60643 is a principal. Scott McQullan has a John McCourt ‘57
enjoys the updates. We had a good Raymond Jendra ‘49 Robert Harter ‘52
class, and we need to stay in touch. email@example.com couple little (ones) and is in construc-
tion (spotted on the concourse at
Remember, if I don’t hear from you in
a while, I will probably make some-
thing up about you. Class of 1994
Comiskey). Matt King is married and
still on the southside with one tike.
Congrats to Joe Joyce who recently
Blessed are those who have died in the Lord;
Send your notes to:
Peter Kramer 94
got hitched. McGowan added some
updates. Brendan Conway is a TV re- Let them rest from their labors,
Class of 1984 porter in Milwaukee, Steve Munoz is
Send your notes to: Tommy Leyden has two kids, lives is
a musician back from an extended tour
of Japan and is now in the Bay Area.
for their good deeds go with them.
John LeRose Frankfort, and is in sales. Dan Harvey John Egan works for Oracle, and he
133 Harvest Drive is a banker and lives in the western ran into Julio Rosso on a bus. He’s a
Dyer, Indiana 46311 burbs, and he’s got twins. Harvey said Gerald Stadler ‘58
graphic designer and has a bunch of
firstname.lastname@example.org Luke Waitkus is also out west with kids. Dennis Sannito ‘59
three tikes. Jimmy D’Andrea has a
little guy (Class of 2028) and while a If anyone has any other news (espe- Patricia Keenan ‘61
cially non-Bevrats) and/or corrections
Class of 1987
electrician, also has a business install- Benjamin Berry ‘61
ing home security video equipment. regarding the class of ’94 please email
me at email@example.com. Brendon Moriarity ‘63
Send your notes to: Myles Moriarty has three kids and
John Furjanic ‘87 works in insulation/construction. He Dennis Perz ‘65
firstname.lastname@example.org also sold his wave runner. Robert Donovan ‘65
Kevin Norris is living the dream and Class of 1997 Thomas Golden Sr. ‘85
Class of 1988 when he’s not “killing it” he works
in Oak Park. Tommy Gorman, Mat
Send your notes to:
Matt Hooker Sherman Sharp ‘90
Send your notes to: Lopez, Tim Jones and Tim Gaskin are email@example.com John Sullivan ‘91
Eric Washington keeping it safe for the traveling Car-
firstname.lastname@example.org mel students with CPD. John Mc- Robbie Krutilla 2003
Gowan, Matt Zakaras went out with
a couple of us for an annual Fr. Tim
If you would like to be-
William “Cody” Gibson ‘13 Coach Tony Morsovillo
Class of 1991 Dinner at Tufano’s. Former teach-
ers Mr. Doherty and Mr. Rodde also
come a class notes author,
Send your notes to:
attended. Lots of laughs were had and please contact Jim Civik Grant Them Eternal Rest
Fr. Tim gave us a dispensation. at 773.359.0490.
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Alo C iMni
ASS At i o n
Frank Kiszka Memorial
golf outing Monday, August 1, 2011
Green Garden Country Club