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                     President
                                 Mount Carmel
                                 High School
                                 Magazine



        Fr. Carl J. Markelz, O. Carm (H)
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                                                                                                    D ear
                                                                                                     Mount Carmel High School Community,

                    Principal
                  John Stimler
                                                                                                                      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
               dlenti@mchs.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
               tburke@mchs.org                      5 Fr. Tony Mazurkiewicz ‘92 is next president
                                                                                                                      together that Mount Carmel has continued to thrive.
               Alumni Director
                 Jim Civik ‘64                     Student Achievement                               During my time at Mount Carmel there has been much change, excitement, and celebration.
               jcivik@mchs.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.
                pjoyce@mchs.org

                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
              pmcgarry@mchs.org                                                                      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
               PHotogrAPHers
                                                    28 Tony Lawless Award                            May Our Lady of Mount Carmel continue to bless and protect you.
                  Tessa Burke                       29 1000 Coaching victories                       In Carmel,
                    Jim Civik
                Michael Lipkin
                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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                    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.



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                                                                    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,
                                                                                                                                    and alumni.
 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
                                          Chicago serving
                                                                 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
                                          administrator for
                                                                has a strong sense of Mount
                                          Edison Schools
                                                                Carmel’s proud 111 year his-                                                             Mount Carmel students were recently honored by the presence of Cardinal Francis George,
                                          before returning
                                                                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.
                                          in 2000.
                                                                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
                                             templation,   he
                                                                portunity to see the day-to-day operations of the school,”                               musicians, and Eucharistic ministers.
                                             committed     to
       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
28, 2009.
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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                                                                                                                                                                                             17 Seniors Named 2010-2011 Illinois State Scholars
                                                                             Advent Action
                                                                                                       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
                                                                                                                                                    area families.
                                                                                                                                                 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
bullying.
                                           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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Spring 2011                                                                                                                                                                                    StudentAlumni News
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Achievement
Spring 2011

                                                                                                                                                                                     Spotlight                             on
                                                                                                Class of ‘92 Scholarship Continues
                                                                                                Mike McCool ‘92, provides an update on the Class of 1992 Scholarship
                                                                                                                                                                                        www.MCHS.org
              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
                                             Warde School in Chicago was the top fundraiser                                                                                               •	 Post photos, blogs, and classifieds
tients, who typically lose their hair dur-   in the NATION for St. Balrick’s! The incoming MC
                                                                                                James Norris
ing cancer treatments.                       freshman raised over $103,000.00 for the cause!    Bill Phelan                                                                                       •	 Submit class notes
                                                                                                Dan Ramos (Gaby’s Brother)                                                                          •	 Search for jobs
                                                                                                Keith Reynolds                                                                            •	 Communicate via message boards

2000 lbs of generosity
                                                                                                Jeff Schneller                                                                              •	 Connect to your facebook page
                                                                                                Steve Urbon                                                                                        •	 And much more!
                                                                                                Don Veronesi
                                                                                                Brian Wagner
                                                                                                Josh Wallace                                                                           Visit the Caravan Alumni Community
                                                                                                Kevin Zanin                     Class of ‘92 Scholarship recipients Dakota
                                                                                                                                 Mirabal (left) and Aki Armstrong (right).                         •	 Go to www.mchs.org
                                                                                                Over the past four years, we’ve raised over $12,000 and have helped seven MC                      •	 Select First Time Login
                                                                                                students along their journey. Together, we are making a difference.                           (top navigation bar, third button from the
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    emailing jcivik@mchs.org)

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                                                                                                                                                                                             Caravan Alumni Community!

                                                                                                                                                                                        If you have trouble logging into the system,
                                                                                                                                                                                      please contact Mr. Jim Civik, Alumni Director at
                                                                                                                                                                                                       jcivik@mchs.org
 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
Spring 2011
                                                                                                                                                                          wiTh
Class of                                                                                                                                                                  The
                                                                                        Enrollment Update
                             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
                                                                                                                                                     www.mChs.Org/summerCamp
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 bnolan@mchs.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)
    Email Address: _______________________________________________________________________________
    Relationship to you (circle one):        Son        Grandson         Brother         Nephew           Cousin        Other
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                                                                                                                             The Kid from
                                                                                                                                                 Woodlawn
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 jcivik@mchs.org. 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
                                                                                     HONORARY ALUMNI
      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
                                                                                                      Champions.
                                                                                                                                                           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
                                                                                                                              O.Carm. ‘92


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Spring 2011                                                                                                                                                                                               Student Achievement
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Advancement News
                          Alumni News
Spotlight           on

                                                            Giving                       to
                                                                                                                     2010 - 2011 Society of St. Cyril Recogntition Dinner

                                                                                                                         The Society of Saint Cyril was

              Spotlight                 on
                                                                                                                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,

               Bonner
                                                                                                              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 pjoyce@mchs.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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Giving to
                                                              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.
                                                                                                                                                                             Carmel!
 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
                                                               pjoyce@mchs.org 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:
                                         Tournament.
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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                                                                                                                                             1000
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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                                                   Mount Carmel Class of 1998
                                                                                                                                                                       ClassNotes
                                                                                                                                                  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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      away.
                                                                                                                                                  Oak Forest, IL 60452                      School.
                                                                                                                                                  glojo9142@sbcglobal.net                                                             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 tburke@mchs.org

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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
m.cosgrove@sbcglobal.net                                                                                                           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
                                            mgpowers59@wowway.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.
                                                                                                                                                                              MOR111@msn.com
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      mgpowers59@wowway.com                       4th in CPS this winter.
                                                                                                                                        this season. You get to see many old

                                                                                            Class Notes                                 alumni. The games and the enthusiasm
                                                                                                                                        were great.
                                                                                                                                                                                   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
franhoulihan@gmail.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             jimmar57@core.com                                                                      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
                                                                                                                                        Bob Fattore
                                                                                                                                                                                   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.                              fattorer@aol.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
                                                                                                                                        bkeeley@onebox.com
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

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                                                                                                                                 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.                                              mth7987@aol.com
                                                                                                                                                                            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                                               johnmcq@aol.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
matt@taylorfax.com                         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      maberto7@sbcglobal.net
                                           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
                                                                                     the Fall.”
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
Jackson.
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    mjepoc@aol.com                              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
                                                                                                                                    Anniversary.”
                                                                                                                                    And from Paul Reynolds…
                                                                                                                                                                              profession.
                                                                                                                                                                              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
                                            johnmcq@aol.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.          jcivik@mchs.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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         years.
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.”                   tmangan@schoenmslaw.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
                                                                                        Ecuador, etc).

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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
Gordon Stiefel
Needcontactinfo@wowway.com
                                            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/
                                                                                         dgrigas@mysuburbanlife.com                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
jack2545@aol.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
                                                                                                                                                                                know.
                                            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.                              rmyjak@sbcglobal.net                                                                                                                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”,      mikev@willyworldcycles.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                                                       lksmrvll@yahoo.com
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        alpetrojr@aol.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


                                                                                        Class Notes
                                                                                                                                  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.                                okeefedon@hotmail.com                     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.
                                                                                                                                                                              Cook County.”
                                                                                                                                                                              “I stop by to see Wags from time to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           contact me or have them contact me
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           directly.”
                                                                                     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       mikmoon22@yahoo.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
                                                                                                                                                                              connection???
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Hope all is well with you and keep the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           emails coming.”
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 (jobrien0125@yahoo.com) 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
michaelhonan@att.net                       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         jarrett@omalleygc.com
                                                                                          Class Notes
                                                                                         Ben Nowak is in St. Louis, and mar-
                                                                                                                                                           In Memoriam
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.         mike_mccool18@hotmail.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
                                             peterkramer76@yahoo.com
                                                                                         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
jlerose@moneyshopmidwest.com                 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 peterkramer76@yahoo.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
jfurj03@yahoo.com                            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         mah9030@sbcglobal.net                                                          John Sullivan ‘91
Eric Washington                              keeping it safe for the traveling Car-
ewashington@swchristian.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
Jarrett Joyce
                                             Fr. Tim gave us a dispensation.             at 773.359.0490.


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