2016 Winter Voice

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Vo i c e

First Publication: October 1981

For Alumni, Friends, and Families of Saint Joseph Central Catholic High School

Class of ‘28


Winter Winter 2016 2016


This issue of The Voice celebrates individuals and groups who have demonstrated excellence above and beyond the normal or the status quo. The new members of our 2016 Heritage Award Class, Athletic Hall of Fame and our own student Parker Inks know what it takes to make a difference. They live a life where words, actions and faith are aligned and dedication, hard work and hope still have meaning. They each have a story to tell and it is a story that teaches us all to appreciate God’s love in our hearts and the many blessings we have in our lives. So often we waste time over things that we have no control over – like the past. So often we focus on the negative of life – instead of the positive that stands right before us. So often we wait until the “perfect” time to build the future - when we know the best time is always “right at this moment”, not tomorrow or some other day. For the past five years we have shared our story with an eye toward the future and we are humbled by the positive response of time, talent and donations you have given to us. Thank you! I now ask and challenge each of you to also “tell the story” of the Bishop Hoffman Catholic School system to others. Each time someone asks you where you went to school or where your children or grandchildren went or go to school tell the story. Tell the story of a faith-based school system where children grow into young adults that care about more than themselves and contribute to the world. Tell the story when you hear a neighbor, co-worker, fellow parishioner or unhappy parent complain about the culture and climate of their child’s school and have them check us out. As we walk our daily journey of faith we know that God is always there with us and all we need to do is look for His love and guidance along the way. As we continue to build the future of BHCS we ask that you walk with us through your prayers and support and help us to “tell the story”. We celebrate those who have been recognized with a special honor but we also honor each and every one of you for your contribution in building the future of our Catholic schools. God bless you and your family, Tim Cullen BHCS Superintendent/SJCC Principal

Graduating Seniors become Eagle Scouts Daniel Hammer is the son of Betty Hammer of Helena and the late Ken Hammer, and is a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Millersville. Hammer’s Eagle project was to produce a video for Altar Server training for his parish. He was guided by St. Mary’s pastor, Rev. Chris Bazar, who is also Scout Chaplain for the Diocese of Toledo. Hammer assisted with the Altar Server training in September 2015. Travis Cook is the son of Norman and Tess Cook of Fremont, and is a member of Sacred Heart Parish. For Cook’s Eagle project, he built Dan Hammer Travis Cook and mounted 20 bird houses around the newly built reservoir in Fremont. Tom Kashmer ‘65 guided Cook throughout the project. Cook’s future plans are to study mechanical engineering. Hammer and Cook joined the boy scouts at age 12. They have each earned 24 merit badges and were inducted into the Order of the Arrow.


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Vo i c e

For Alumni, Friends, and Families of Saint Joseph Central Catholic High School

CALENDAR WINNERS 2015 Monthly Calendar Winners

Class Reunions 1946 70th Reunion, June 7, 2016, Time Out 1pm. 1948 68th Reunion, June 1, 2016, Anjulina’s Catering & Banquet Hall.


Jerry Wise


Annette Stroud

1951 65th Reunion, September 21, 2016, Hoch’s 818 Club.


Denise Barbour

1952 64th Reunion, August 7, 2016, brunch, Fremont Country Club.


Amy Long


Terri Giebel

1953 63rd Reunion, July 10, 2016, brunch, Fremont Country Club,

2016 Monthly Calendar Winners January

Leo Bundschuh


Sarah Zimmerman

2016 Calendar Drive

following 10:30 St. Joseph Parish Mass. 1954 62nd Reunion, September 11, 2016, Fremont Country Club following 10:30 St. Joseph Parish Mass. 1956 60th Reunion, July 10, 2016, brunch, Fremont Country Club. 1957 Meets the third Wednesday of each month, Big D’s Pizza. 1958 58th Reunion, July 24, 2016, Fremont Country Club, noon. 1961 55th Reunion, August 12-14, 2016. Meets the second Tuesday of each month, Fremont Eagles, noon. 1963 53rd Reunion, Annual Luncheon, August 14, 2016, noon, Fremont Country Club. Please contact maryeluc@woh.rr.com. 1966 50th Reunion, August 5-7, 2016. 1996 20th Reunion, June 11, 2016, Catawba Island Brewery.

St. Joseph Central Catholic High School A Bishop Hoffman Catholic School 702 Croghan St. Fremont, OH 43420 419-332-9947 Fax 419-332-4945 www.bishop-hoffman.net Advancement Office 419-332-5124 The Voice is published for the alumni and friends of SJCC. Direct all comments to: The Voice, 702 Croghan St., Fremont, OH 43420 Director of Advancement Angie Halbeisen (O’Neal ‘93) Copy Editors: Mary Ellen Leite (Hughes ‘53) Sarah Meade (Pietrykowski ‘02) Mary Luc (Mayle ‘63) SJCC Faculty: Amy Ronski (Spieldenner ‘80) Liz Pietrykowski Cori Foos (Bruchs ‘97)

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Do you have an upcoming reunion? Submit your info to SJCC and we can publish in the Voice as well as on our website! Email the details to: ahalbeisen@bishop-hoffman.net We can also provide addresses and labels for the reunion committees.


Heritage Award The SJCC Alumni and Friends Association are proud to announce the 2016 Heritage Award Recipients. Since 1998, this award has been presented to forty-two individuals and two couples. Lorrie Miller and Troy Haslinger ’93 are joining this prestigious community. They each exemplify the qualifications necessary for induction. They have touched the lives of those around them through their dedication and involvement in the communities in which they live. They have gone above and beyond a level of giving with their time and talents and have enriched many different types of people and organizations. The induction ceremony will be held April 2 at 5:15pm in the SJCC cafeteria. Tickets are available in the SJCC Main Office. Lorrie (Estep) Miller is a 1980 graduate of Fremont Ross High School. She married Ray Miller ’78 in 1982. They are the proud parents of Cory ’05 (married to Amber and has one son and another due in June) and Kyle ’07 (married to Alison Chudzinski ’07 and has a Lorrie Miller daughter and a son). Lorrie was extremely active at St. Joseph Elementary School. She was a homeroom mother for 14 years. She served as chair of the following committees: Market Day, 2nd Grade Thanksgiving Dinner, First Communion Bread, and the Market Day Cookie Dough and Pie Fundraiser. She also worked on the Gift Certificate program as a runner and coordinator of the cards. She is a member of St. Joseph Parish and was a festival committee member. She organized the “Feed the Team” programs for both the football team and for baseball team doubleheaders. She was the Silent Auction Chair for the SJCC Athletic Booster Club’s 2010 “Vegas Night.” She has also been the


chair for the Naderer Sports Complex Reverse Raffle which funds the Naderer Athletic Field. She continues to volunteer as a kitchen and roaster helper for the Golabki Dinner. Lorrie has been an integral member of the BHCS Dinner Auction since 1998. She was the co-chair in 2004, and the chair in 2005, 2013, 2014 and is the chair for the 2016 Auction. She has served on the following committees: Guest, Decorating and Trip Chair. Heartbeat has benefited from Lorrie’s service as a volunteer and counselor. She formerly served as chair of the Annual Cider Sale and the Geranium Sale. She is an active member of Parker’s Purpose as a committee member and is in charge of the silent auction setup. She is a member of the SJCC Class of 2007 Empty Nester Club. She was also the Ballville River Runners 4-H Advisor. Troy Haslinger graduated from St. Joseph Central Catholic High School in 1993. He married Dawn in 2015 and has two children: Max and Sam and three step-children: Jordan, Audrey and Noah. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Bowling Green State University. He is currently an Account Executive for Foundation Medicine which focuses on comprehensive genomics for patients with cancer. He is the Founder and Board Chair for the “Life is Good No Matter What” Foundation. Troy founded the “Life is Good No Matter What Foundation” in May 2012. His sister, Holly (Haslinger) Sneider ’90, used the motto as she was battling terminal colon cancer in 2011. The group raises money and organizes “escapes” for adults around the state with stage four cancer and encourages people to “celebrate life today like there’s no tomorrow.” Since being formed, Life is Good has granted 40 “escapes” for terminal patients, similar to the “Make A Wish” program for children. The “Holly Run” was established in 2014 and raised over $100,000 in 2014 and 2015 for adults with advanced cancer. He volunteers for Akron’s Haven of Rest, which provides donation of food for homeless people in the Akron

Community. He coached y o u t h sports for nineyears. He coached soccer for Cuyahoga Falls Community Soccer Troy Haslinger and the Akron Metro Futball Conference as well as football and basketball for St. Sebastian’s. Troy donates much of his time speaking for various universities. He is a visiting speaker at the University of Akron in which he educates college students. Focuses of speeches include life beyond the books and entrepreneurship. He serves on the Stewart Leadership Advisory Board at the University of Akron EXL whose purpose is bringing community businesses together with university students. He is a speaker at Bowling Green State University. He teaches students about life outside of college and the importance of breaking the mold and also about Stewart Leadership. He also was a Keynote Speaker at the University Hospitals colon cancer education and prevention program.

Heritage/Hall of Fame Weekend Heritage Award Dinner April 2 5:15pm SJCC Cafeteria Hall of Fame Dinner April 3 4:00pm SJCC Cafeteria

Tickets are $20 for each dinner and can be purchased in the SJCC office.

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Hall of Fame Sunday, April 3, 2016 St. Joseph Central Catholic will induct three new members into the Athletic Hall of Fame. Being recognized for their outstanding contributions to the school’s athletic programs and their communities are Kevin Wammes, Kevin Furlong and the senior members of the undefeated 1960 football team. Kevin Wammes Class of 2005 During his high school career, Mr. Wammes earned nine varsity letters, three in football, two in basketball and four in baseball. M r . Wammes started as quarterback his senior year and was named Honorable Mention All-MAL. As a memKevin Wammes ber of the SJCC basketball team, he helped the Streaks earn a 15-9 record his senior year. The Streaks won both the Sectionals and the Districts earning them a trip to the Columbus Coliseum and a berth in the Regional tournament. He earned Honorable Mention All-MAL. Mr. Wammes really shined on the baseball diamond. During his four years the Streaks posted a 63-33 record. They were champions in the MAL his freshman and senior years, while finishing second his sophomore year and in a three-way tie for first his junior year. The Streaks also were Sectional champs his last three years. In 2004, not only did the Streaks win the Sectionals, but also the Districts and Regionals which put them in the State semi-finals. The Streaks played well but fell to Newark Catholic 2-0. As a freshman, Mr. Wammes was named Honorable Mention All-MAL, while as a sophomore he was 1st Team All-MAL, 1st Team District IV and Second Team All-Ohio. In his junior year He was 1st Team All-MAL and District IV, as well as the News Messenger Player of the Year. Senior year he was 1st Team All-MAL, 1st Team All District IV as well as District IV

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Player of the Year, 1st Team All State and the State of Ohio Division IV Player of the Year. Mr. Wammes holds SJCC’s career wins record with 27 as he posted a 27-6 record while playing for the Streaks. He recorded 335 strikeouts and a 1.35 ERA in 212 innings. Mr. Wammes received a full athletic scholarship to play baseball at Eastern Michigan University where he lettered all four years. In 2006 he earned the EMU Newcomer of the Year award. He earned his degree in Business Administration in 2010. He worked for The Fastenal Company from 2010 until November of 2015. He is a regional manager for Ennekes Electrical Products. Kevin Furlong Class of 1991 While competing for the Crimson Streaks, Mr. Furlong earned six letters, two each in football, basketball and baseball. On the football field Mr. Furlong helped the Streaks win back to back MAL Championships, 5-0 when he was a junior and 7-0 in his senior year. The Streaks overall record during his two years was 20-3. They made the playoffs both years losing to SMCC in the first round in 1989 and losing to SMCC again in the second round in 1990. He was named Honorable Mention All-MAL his senior year. Playing guard on the Streaks basketball team, Mr. Furlong’s t e a m s had a combined record of 33-12. In his senior Kevin Furlong year the Streaks lost to Mansfield St. Peter 52-49 in the District Finals. He was named to the 2nd All-MAL team that year. As a pitcher, Mr. Furlong helped the Streaks compile a 27-17 record over his two year playing career. In his senior year, he posted a record of 9-2 with three saves, 117 strikeouts and an ERA of 1.44. He was named 2nd Team All-MAL. That year the Streaks lost to Lucas 2-1 in the

Regional Semi Finals. Mr. Furlong went on to letter four years as a pitcher for John Carroll University. In 1995 he lead the team in wins and tied the school record for appearances. He was 2nd Team All-Ohio Athletic Conference and the team’s MVP that year also. He was 1st Team Academic All-OAC both his junior and senior years. Mr. Furlong graduated from John Carroll in 1995 and from medical school in 1999. He became a Chief Resident of Internal Medicine in 2002, was Department of Medicine Chairperson from 2004 - 2010 and is now Chief-of-Staff in Internal Medicine at Metro Health Hospital. Mr. Furlong and his wife Tracy have four children, Connor, Quinn, Brooke and Claire. Seniors of the 1960 Football Team With the inclusion of the 1960 football team, it will mark the second time an entire team has been inducted into the SJCC Athletic Hall of Fame. Receiving the induction honors will be thirteen players and two managers from the class of 1961. Members of that team include Fred Beier, John Bing, Al Binsack, Bob Clary, Bill Myers, Phil Miller, Ron Miller, Tom Myslinski, Dave Nofz, Bob Raubenolt, Bill Waggoner, Tim Weltin and Ray Young. The two managers were Charlie Gonya and Ron Rodenhauser. Their team was the first St. Joseph High School football team to record an undefeated season (10-0). During the 1960 season the Streaks scored 372 points to their opponent’s 46. Five of their ten victories were shutouts. The Streaks were ranked 13th in the State of Ohio, a ranking that included all Ohio high schools in one poll no matter what size they were. Their coach, Bob Smith, was named Ohio’s Class “A” Coach of the Year. Binsack was named 1st Team All-Ohio at defensive end. Beier and Weltin were both 2nd Team All-Ohio on offense, while Myers and Young were Honorable Mention All-Ohio. All-SBC defensive honors went to Binsack, Beier, Nofz, Weltin and Young, while offensive honors went to Binsack, Beier, Ron Miller, Myers and Young. Three of these Streaks went on to play college football: Ray Young played at Miami of Ohio, Fred Beier at the University of Detroit and Dave Nofz competed for Defiance College.



SCHOLARSHIPS Rob & Kathy Boukissen In Memory of Edith Boukissen Rita Hershey Pat Koebel Ed Mayle Kathy Wasserman Mr. & Mrs. Rob Boukissen James & Barbara Haubert In Memory of Ralph Mills Mr. & Mrs. Michael Gabel Ron & Jeanne Kerr In Memory of Kathy Wasserman Mrs. Jeanne Kerr Tom & Ellen Leite In Memory of Rose Halbisen Judy Hetrick Pat Karlovetz-Weider Andrew Klisz Susan Lalain Ed Mayle Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Leite In Memory of Susan Lalain Mrs. Toby Auxter Mr. & Mrs. Gaylord Bowden Mr. & Mrs. Edward Daniel Mr. & Mrs. Fritz Eder Mr. Ken Gabel & Ms. Denise Barbour Mr. & Mrs. Gary Godfred Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Michael Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Zorn Don & Jean Wasserman In Memory of Ed Mayle Thomas Wagner Mrs. Jean Wasserman CEDF In Memory of Edith Boukissen Mr. & Mrs. Earl Hatfield In Memory of Ralph Mills

Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Snyder

SJCC Alumni Association In Memory of Judy Hetrick Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Cronin In Memory of Joanne Hoffert Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Cronin Mr. & Mrs. John Lauer In Memory of Dan Hughes Mrs. Joanne H. Colgate Mr. & Mrs. Ken Colgate Mr. & Mrs. Chad Collins Mr. & Mrs. Rick Curtis Mr. & Mrs. James Denman Mr. Robert Haslinger Judi Hughes Mr. Lawrence Kramer Mr. James Lauer Mr. & Mrs. John Lauer Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Leite Mr. & Mrs. James Reardon Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Rectenwald Mr. John Reineck Mr. Dick Ross Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Smith Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Snyder Mr. & Mrs. John Swint Mrs. Jean Wasserman Mr. & Mrs. John Whittaker Mr. & Mrs. James Yeager In Memory of Andrew Klisz Mr. & Mrs. John Lauer In Memory of Betty Mead Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Cronin Mr. & Mrs. John Lauer In Memory of Ralph Mills Mr. & Mrs. Dan Coleman Mr. & Mrs. John Lauer In Memory of Pat Karlovetz-Weider Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Cronin

In Our Prayers Kenneth Binder David Chamberlain Ruth Chambers Evelyn Eakin David Engeman Jerry Freeh Dominic Granata Jim Haas Maggie Hershey


Robert Hershey Patti Inks Alison Lauer Viola Mehling Marilyn Norman Janet Overmyer Virginia Poselar Mike Zyski

Unrestricted In Memory of Marge Bigaila Mr. & Mrs. James Yeager In Memory of Edith Boukissen Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Militello In Memory of Thomas Esker Mr. James Daubel Mr. & Mrs. Donald Bertsch Mr. & Mrs. Lee Bowden Mr. Roger Dick & Mrs. Donna Durst Mrs. Norma Ochs Mr. & Mrs. Allan O’Neal Mr. & Mrs. John Rizzardi Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Ruggiero Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Steinle Mr. & Mrs. David Stotz Mr. & Mrs. James Yeager Mr. & Mrs. Gary Zimmerman Various Donors In Memory of Sally Harlan Mrs. Kathleen Freeh In Memory of Judy Hetrick Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Militello Mr. & Mrs. Richard Ohms Mr. & Mrs. Richard Smith Various Donors In Memory of Joanne Hoffert Ms. Patricia Carte Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Darr Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Dohanos Mr. & Mrs. James Elder Mrs. Alice Frederick Ms. Karen Gabel Mrs. Elaine C. Garvin Mrs. Shirley Gfoeller Mr. & Mrs. Gary Godfred Mrs. June Hart Mrs. Donna Jean Hesselbart Mr. Thomas Knisely Dr. Thomas Kunkle Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Manahan Mr. & Mrs. John Mayle

Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Michael Mr. & Mrs. Donald Miesle Mr. & Mrs. Michael Miesle Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Miller Mr. & Mrs. Peter Naderer Mrs. Jean Overmyer Mr. & Mrs. Bob Parker Mr. & Mrs. Jon Peters Mr. & Mrs. Dean Pfefferle Mrs. Pat Picciuto Mr. & Mrs. James Quaintance Mr. & Mrs. Fred Recktenwald Mr. Dick Ross Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Schmersal Mrs. Judith Sevitts Mr. & Mrs. John Spieldenner Mr. Joseph Spieldenner Ms. Janet Sweeney Lt. Col. Kathleen Swint Mr. & Mrs. Craig Wendt Mr. & Mrs. Roy Wilhelm In Memory of Patricia Huston Class of 1954 In Memory of Andrew Klisz Mr. Thomas Dalton Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Darr In Memory of Richard Maier II Mr. Jerry Missey In Memory of Betty Mead Dr. & Mrs. Kim Knight Mr. & Mrs. Neal Wensinger Mr. & Mrs. James Yeager In Memory of Ed Mayle Mr. Ken Gabel & Ms. Denise Barbour In Memory of Ralph Mills Mr. & Mrs. Mark Albright Mr. & Mrs. Richard Barbour Mr. & Mrs. William Barbour Mr. & Mrs. Tom Beaschler Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Beaston

Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Berryman BHCS Dinner Auction Commitee Ms. Kelly Bisnette Mr. & Mrs. William Bork Mrs. Peg Celek Dr. & Mrs. John Clarke Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Colston Mr. & Mrs. Rod Cutcher Mr. & Mrs. Larry Gish Mr. & Mrs. Steven Goetz Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Gonya Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Harman Mr. & Mrs. Michael Jay Knight-Baldwin Charitable Fund, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Kuhn Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Militello Mr. & Mrs. Richard Moore Mr. & Mrs. Allan O’Neal Mr. Greg Schmidt Mr. & Mrs. Steven Sloma Mr. & Mrs. Allen Swaisgood Mrs. Jane Tight Ms. Martha Vaffis Mr. & Mrs. Craig Wendt Mr. & Mrs. Michael Wing Various Donors In Memory of Thomas Wagner Ms. Karen Gabel Various Donors In Memory of Kathy Wasserman Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Militello In Memory of Jerri Weller Mr. & Mrs. Lee Bowden In Memory of Gertrude Wilhelm Ms. Kathy Walsh In Memory of David Winters Mr. & Mrs. Vince Militello Fr. C. Denis O’Shaughnessy Mr. & Mrs. Edward Schade

In Thanks Winter Sports Pictures: Ken Dumminger ‘64. Heritage Award and Hall of Fame Pictures: Ken Dumminger ‘64 Soup Stop Cash donation: Sacred Heart Parish Soup Stop Food donations: Kim Cope, Kathryn Rahal, Lilly Walters SJCC Reach Out Corporate Donations Church & Dwight Eshleman’s Fruit Farm Nickles Bakery Fremont Company Wal-Mart Roots Poultry

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Gonya-Hull Game Feed Gonya-Hull game feed held in January raised over $30,000. The funds will be divided between the SJCC and Ross High Schools’ trophy funds. The committee would like to thank the co-founders, Charlie Gonya and Dr. Charles Hull, and all the volunteers who assisted with this great evening! Thank you to the many donors listed below. ABC Detail Advantage Ford/Lincoln American Auto Sales Anjulina’s Catering and Banquet Hall Ash Automotive Baker-Bonnigson Realty & Auctioneers Ballville E-Z Shop Baumann Auto Group Bay Trophy Beck Suppliers Bohn Ag. Service Joann Brugger Art Bucci Matt Bucci Carbo Forge Crown Battery Mfg. C & W Auto Parts Albert Darr Charlie “The Kielbasa Man” Darr Gary Deshetler Drawbridge Marina Tim & Kim Ellenberger Foster Auto Body G “N” G Embroidery Luther Gibbs, Jr. Gibbs Equipment Charlie Gonya Curt Gonya Marcus Gonya Mike Gonya Paul Gonya John Gonya Gonya Farms

Gordon Lumber Co. Grund Drug Co. Roger Hafford Tyler Halbeisen/Shearer Equipment Happy Days Boating Harris Seed Hartlen Insurance Harvey Oaks Jewelers Hasselbach Meats Dr. Charles Hull Jason Hull Dr. Keith Hull Matt Hull Stu Hull Jake’s Auto Service J.S. Fabrication Chris Kiser David & Linda Kupka Luc Ice Luckey Farmers, Inc. Monty Montgomery Todd Myers Nu-Tire Dr. Tom & TJ Olszewski Al & Karen O’Neal Mike Oprie PT Services & Rehabilitation Root’s Poultry Schmittuz Gardens Pete Spieldenner Steve Spieldenner Sportsman Stop Sprouse Insurance Agency

Steinle Family Dealerships St. Joseph Parish Streacker Tractor Sales Sweeney Marsh Kit Sultz Sunrise Co-op Tackle Box II Time Out Town & Country RV TPC Food Service Valley Electric Veh & Son Furniture Wagner Seed, LLC Patrick Waggoner John Wasserman Weickert Agencies, Inc. Ken Weickert Welty Financial Whitey’s Diner Willies Sales & Service Woleslagel Moving Company WR Hunt Club Jake Wukie Dr. John Wukie Dave Young Doug Young Young’s All Purpose Breading Mike Zelms Zinc Calls/Avian-X Team Zimmerman Construction

In Memoriam


Mary Elizabeth (Horn) Mead ‘34 Ruth (Freeh) Gerber ‘36 Ruth (Rimelspach) Harrison ‘39 Bernard Schneider ‘44 Robert Cronin ‘47 Rosemary (Ross) Foos ‘50 Tom Wagner ‘50 Edward Mayle ‘52 Patricia (Hughes) Huston ‘54 Lois (Bor) Cameron ‘58 Joanne (Schell) Hoffert ‘58 Tom Esker ‘59 Susan (Hughes) Lalain ‘58 Mary Weber ‘59 Patricia (Tischler) Karlovetz-Weider ‘62 Michael Larkins ‘63 Linda Schneider ‘67 Mary (Golden) Horton ‘68 Michael Haynes ‘69 Reggie (Brudzinski) Lambert ‘69 Paul Keiser ‘78

Tuition Assistance Ms. Sue Borkovich Pickett- StoutDumminger Scholarship Dr. & Mrs. Mark Pickett Dr. Anthony J. Darr Scholarship Dr. Dave Darr Bernadine and Earl Loeffler Endowed Scholarship Ronald & Phyllis Lacure Trophy Fund Mr. & Mrs. Charlie Gonya Tuition Assistance Mr. & Dr. Dave Brenner Mr. & Mrs. Richard Shank Mr. & Mrs. James WrightCard Group Walters’ Boiler Works, Inc. Unrestricted Kroger Plus Card Walters’ Boiler Works Class of 2003 Scholarship Fund Ms. Sarah Picciuto Class Gift Tuition Assistance Class of 1970

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Ryan Wiechman ‘96 and John Gonya ‘59

Albert Darr ‘55 and Jim Beier ‘60

Mark your calendars for next year! January 11, 2017


Financials The Bishop Hoffman Catholic School system is in year one of a three- year audit review. The BHCS Board, along with the other consolidated school systems in the Diocese of Toledo, agreed to enter into this process. The audit is a requirement of the Diocese and the consolidated schools were invited to meet and discuss the best way to proceed. The school systems met and asked the Diocese to identify one firm that would be best suited to work with all of us for consistency in process, awareness of how Catholic schools are funded and for consistency in the reporting tool. This was accomplished. As part of the first year review, a team visited BHCS to do some preliminary review work with a summary of findings and action steps. This team shared their summary with our Finance Committee, Board Chair, Business Manager and Superintendent. It was recommended to provide a basic summary of last year’s financial information at this time. Our bottom line is accurate and we are moving forward with completion of the 2016-2017 budget but work needs to be done as far as the classification of items within the budget itself. Our immediate goal is to complete all necessary items in year one of the audit with the assistance of the auditing firm, support staff from the Diocese and support from our own BHCS Finance Committee. Our three-year goal is to be positioned and prepared to successfully have a clear and complete audit review. We welcome this process, as it will provide us with complete clarity and confidence in our practices, procedures and accuracy with our financial status.

For the 12 Months Ended June 30, 2015 PROFIT & LOSS OPERATING INCOME Student Receipts



Parish Subsidy



Student Services (Athletics, Cafeteria and other)



Gifts, Donations & Grants



Other Total Income

182,667 $2,978,897

6.1% 100.0%




Student Services (Athletics, Cafeteria and other)






Building & Vehicle Total Expenses Operating Deficit * Non Operating Income Net of Non Operating Expense Net Loss


283,648 $3,064,789

9.3% 100.0%



(13,461) ($99,354)


To the left are the June 30, 2015 Balance Statement and Profit and Loss Statement for Bishop Hoffman Catholic School. This report remains as a draft version due to minor adjustments that the Diocese records with accounts and the statements as a part of the auditor consultation and review. As a consolidated school system, the BHCS Board and BHCS Finance Committee work with school administration to create and submit a balanced budget to the Diocese of Toledo for each fiscal year. Throughout the year, the Board and Finance Committee review monthly financial statements provided by the BHCS Business Manager. Please note the following as you read through the financials: BHCS has greatly benefited from the extraordinary gifts from the St. Joseph School Endowment and the CEDF. These gifts, in addition to the parish subsidies allow modest tuition increases year after year. Bishop Hoffman Catholic School could not exist without the support of our parents, faculty, students, parishioners, alumni, and donors who all sacrifice financially to provide a faith-based education for all of our students. We appreciate your current and future support.


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In the News

1960’s Carol (Smith)’61 and Donald Belle celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary November 27, 2015. They reside in Charlotte, North Carolina. Jeannine (Schwinger)’63 and Terry Miesle ’60 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary August 21, 2015, at a reception with family and friends. 1980’s Brian Hoffman ’88 and his partners recently opened their 3rd Jersey Mike’s Subs in Bexley, Ohio. Their locations are in Bexley, Upper Arlington and Columbus. 2000’s Rebecca and David Kistler ’00 welcomed daughter Grace Katherine Kistler November 16, 2015. Heather Murphy and David Klotz ’00 were married October 10, 2015. They reside in Findlay, Ohio. Becky (Babione)’05 Cotterman was inducted into the Shawnee State athletic department 2016 Hall of Fame. Babione put together one of the more illustrious careers at Shawnee State, establishing herself as the greatest shot blocker in women’s basketball history. She not only ranks first in program history in blocks with 251, but also finished as the 2008-09 Player of the Year in the American Mideast Conference, was a First Team All-AMC in each of those seasons. Babione was a member of three teams which qualified for the NAIA National Tournament, and in 2008-09, was a senior on the squad which completed the only undefeated regular season in program history, finishing the year with a record of 31-1 and 15-0 in the AMC. Babione was also a four-time AMC Player of the Week, stands at sixth in program history in career blocks and 29th on the all-time scoring list, as one of just 29 players in the 1,000 point club. Rachel (Wurzel)’09 and Rishin Patel were married November 7, 2015. They reside in Wadsworth, Ohio. Jennifer (Ogron)’05 and Majid Daudi were married November 27, 2015. They reside in San Antonio, Texas. Carly (Jenkins)’09 and Andy Ronski ’06 were married December 12, 2015. They reside in Fremont, Ohio. Jamie (Bork)’06 and Justin Terman welcomed son Liam (William) Douglas Terman November 19, 2015. Katie (Darr)’07 and Nathan Richter were married November 29, 2015. Alexandra (Filliater)’07 and Greg Morris were married November 21, 2015. Alexandra graduated in November 2015 from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management. They reside in Amherst, Ohio. Alison (Chudzinski)’07 and Kyle Miller ’07 welcomed son Neil Douglas Miller November 19, 2015. Your special moments are important to us! Please send your pictures and captions to share with our SJCC family. We would love to help you celebrate your anniversaries, weddings, births, reunions and accomplishments. Please send to: thevoice@bishop-hoffman.net.

The 2015-2016 Annual Fund list of donors will be printed in full in the Spring issue of The Voice Winter 2016


Ohio’s Top Two Youth Volunteers Selected in 21st Annual National Awards Program Parker Inks, 17, of Fremont and Meagan Warren, 12, of Bexley today were named Ohio’s top two youth volunteers of 2016 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. Parker was nominated by St. Joseph Central Catholic High School in Fremont. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, now in its 21st year, is conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Parker, a junior at St. Joseph Central Catholic High School, helped start a foundation eight years ago that has raised $150,000 through an annual dinner and auction to help families burdened by the high cost of caring for children with disabilities. Parker, who was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy when he was a baby and uses a power wheelchair to get around, was hospitalized in 2008 with severe pneumonia. It was a terrible time for his family-not only was Parker sick, but his mother was undergoing chemotherapy and his father was not working. One day, Parker had a visit from his school’s football coach. “He and my dad told me that I have a purpose,” said Parker. “I Parker Inks thought these were just words of encouragement but the older I get the more I understand that I truly do have a purpose.” After that visit, the coach organized several fundraisers to ease the family’s financial situation. Overwhelmed by the community’s generosity, Parker and his family wanted to “pay it forward” and founded a nonprofit organization, “Parker’s Purpose,” to help pay bills and purchase medical equipment for families of children with disabilities. As one of five members of the foundation’s executive committee, Parker attends monthly meetings to review grant requests. To raise money, Parker came up with the idea of having an annual dinner and auction. Every year, Parker helps spread the word and is the spokesperson for the event. He weighs in on the choice of venue, the entertainment, and which celebrities will be asked to attend. The money the event has raised has helped more than 200 families over the years, Parker said, and he plans to keep going. “One day, I hope I can look in the mirror and say that I have made an impact on others’ lives!” As State Honorees, Parker and Meagan will each receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion and an all-expense-paid trip in early May to Washington, D.C., where they will join the top two honorees from each of the other states and the District of Columbia for four days of national recognition events. While in Washington, D.C., they will tour the capital’s landmarks, meet top youth volunteers from other parts of the world, attend a gala awards ceremony at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and visit their congressional representatives on Capitol Hill. During the trip, 10 students will be named America’s top youth volunteers of 2016. These National Honorees will receive additional $5,000 awards, gold medallions, crystal trophies and $5,000 grants from The Prudential Foundation for nonprofit charitable organizations of their choice.

Naderer Family Honors President Hayes Reprinted from The Toledo Blade, David Patch A barn painting depicting President Rutherford B. Hayes was formally dedicated as the first of what a statewide historical agency envisions as a series of rural murals promoting Ohio’s history. The concept for the Ohio History Barns was inspired in part by the popularity of the Ohio Bicentennial Barns commissioned early last decade by the state’s bicentennial commission, according to an Ohio Turnpike spokesman, and the President Hayes barn in Sandusky County was painted by the same painter. The mural faces north, toward the turnpike, just east of the Fangboner Road overpass in Sandusky Township. “I’ve always been a history person,” said Peter Naderer, who owns the barn and nearby farmhouse where his daughter lives. “I might have been a history teacher if my father hadn’t gotten me into farming first. I thought it was a good idea and a nice deal for Fremont.” Scott Hagan, who between 2000 and 2003 had painted the bicentennial barns in each of Ohio’s 88 counties, painted the Hayes barn. “That [Hayes] barn is going to be seen by so many and for so many years,” Mr. Hagan said in a telephone interview. While Mr. Naderer is obliged to maintain the mural for five years, Mr. Hagan said he shouldn’t have any work to do because the barn was in good condition to start with and the mural faces north, where it shouldn’t catch enough sunlight to fade it much.


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Coach Kahle welcomed home! Reprinted from The News-Messenger, Roy Wilhelm Most reunions are carefully planned gatherings celebrating years spent together. Class reunions bring together people who shared the halls and classrooms of their schools day after day, sometimes from kindergarten through graduation. Family reunions bring together generations of people who have experienced each other’s joys and tribulations, watched generations grow older, and built memories together. Retired workers meet to discuss the good and bad times of “progress” at the office or in the factory and to recall the habits and quirks of their bosses and co-workers. Often the reunions are moving experiences because of the duration of the memory-building experiences. Afterward, the participants talk about doing it again, decide who will plan the next reunion and say things Front row: Kevin Fisher, Jim Yeager, Mike Chudzinski, Greg Kryder, such as: “It was nice to see so-and-so again” or “I was happy Bill Halm to catch up on her life.”But, I recently learned of a reunion Back row: Coach Al Barraco, Tim Shetzer, Henry Valle, Coach John that was anything but formal and hardly based on a great ac- Kahle, Rich Hotz, Greg Miesle, Ollie Mosser. cumulation of time. Yet it was extremely moving for those Present but missing from picture: Coach Biz Paeth, Jerry Yeager, Roger Rhoad involved. The comments differed from those that follow most reunions:“This was a one-shot deal; we can’t replicate it.” “One of the most impactful evenings of my life. I don‘t think I‘ll ever have another one like it.” Remember, this was a reunion celebrating a relatively short span — three years — that took place more than four decades ago.It was a reunion of a basketball coach now living about 2,000 miles away, his assistants, and many of the players who took the court for St. Joseph High School in the early 1970’s. The names of the players aren’t important for this column. They know who they are and so do their fans. The team record doesn’t matter here either. It’s only important to know that they enjoyed considerable success, beyond most people’s expectations because of the attitudes that were relived in that reunion. It all started when Bill Halm, a 1972 graduate, was in San Diego on a business trip and reached out to John Kahle, who had coached the Crimson Streaks basketball team for three years at the time. When Kahle told Halm he was heading to Willard for his wife’s family gathering and asked if he could get together with some of the players, the ball was in Halm’s court, so to speak. He aced it, thanks to the enthusiasm of the other players contacted. The players and coaches came from near and far. Eighteen of them; some arriving at about 5 p.m. and some staying until well past midnight, leaving regretting only that they were leaving.“We left at 12:15 because we had to drive back, but we could have stayed longer,” Kahle said. What is particularly interesting is how the coach’s and players’ memories line up almost perfectly even though they were interviewed at separate times. Why were they successful? Kahle: “The kids accepted their roles.” (He even tells the story of a player who, after 40-plus years, asked him why he didn’t start when he was better than one of the starters. Told that the team needed the other player’s role more, the questioner was OK with that.) Halm: “We were all role players.” What about discipline? Halm: “Kahle was strict but fair. We all came from discipline families, so we were OK with that.” Kahle: “They were disciplined kids; they worked hard. The biggest issue we had was the kids didn’t wear their blazers to class.” From a brief Christmas Day practice before a big game to Kahle turning off the lights on a player he forgot was running laps as some of that “discipline,” the memories flowed. Kahle, who was responsible for the “impactful” quote above, said of the players in attendance at the reunion: “Each had his own little twist, his own little story.” Halm, who called it a “one-shot deal,” recalled how the stories moved around the “reunion room” in his home and he expressed amazement at the follow-up from those who attended. It was a small group and unusual reunion, but one that raised fond memories of days when the gym at St. Joe rocked with fans and Kahle and his players earned each others’ respect. “He helped change my life,” one grateful player messaged after the event. I don’t suppose that was because they practiced on Christmas, was it?

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