2011 Voice Spring

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Vo i c e

First Publication: October 1981

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

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A Message From The Superintendent Thank God spring is around the corner as we look forward to the events that will culminate another successful school year at SJCC. We must revisit the past to appreciate all that has happened this year. Congratulations to our fall sports teams football, volleyball, golf, soccer, cross-country and tennis for their hard work and dedication that seems to be a hallmark of SJCC students. Special kudos go out to our 2010 football team who enjoyed an exciting and very successful year under Coach Knisely and his staff’s direction. Our students epitomize the term student-athlete both on and off the field. Our winter sports provided exciting moments for all those who supported the hard work of coaches and students. Our win/lose record can’t portray the true value of our boys and girls basketball teams. Our swimming provided the school with new records in the boys 200 free relay, boys 50 free, girls 50 free, and girls 100 back. After battling injuries, the wrestling team celebrated a placer at the state meet. We are very proud of their accomplishments. Special recognition goes to the recipients of the 2011 Athletic Hall of Fame. Many of you know them personally and were part of their story. As you continue through this issue of the Voice, please take a moment and review the comments and stories of alums that truly depict the long and storied history and tradition of SJCC. Again, thank you for your support and dedication to SJCC. We are now in the planning stage for registration and academic offerings for next year. As we anticipate the graduation of our class of 2011, we look forward to serve returning and new Streaks for next year. Sincerely, Dr. Richard A. Facciolo Superintendent

SJCC “Reaching Out” Since 1985 By: Ailish Masterson ‘11 Daughter of the late Susan (Masnado ‘83) and Martin Masterson During the Christmas season, family and friends gather together to exchange gifts and spend time with one another. The Pastoral Team of 1985 wanted this tradition to expand to benefit the whole community of Fremont. With the help of former coach Tom Narducci, the idea of Reach Out began and became a reality. Mr. Narducci was the varsity football coach and also a teacher at SJCC through the 1980’s and 1990’s. He joined with the senior class in raising money and collecting food items to be donated to families in need around the community. Then, the day before Christmas break, the senior class packed food into bags and delivered them to 33 families. The seniors were not the only class involved however. The juniors visited with shutins, sophomores sang carols at nursing homes, and the freshmen took care packages to the county jail to make Reach Out a whole school effort. In just one year, the number of families being helped grew from 33 to 76, and by 1987, an astonishing 123 families were given food for Christmas. As the years went by, the community of Fremont continued to receive help from the charitable SJCC student body. This year’s Reach Out was at no different from the othin d or co ducci, Mr. Tom Nar ch Out project ers, with the whole student Rea ing the first 1985. in C JC S for


Junior Mercedes Vasqu ez helps sort the many food items brought in by the studen ts of SJCC. In 2010 Re ach Out has grown to help over 100 fam ilies in the surrounding com munity.

body coming together for the greater good of the community. The feeling of fulfillment was shared by both the students and the faculty as they joined together in the gym for Mass. Everyone joined hands and formed a circle around the care packages and prayed the Lord’s Prayer in what was perhaps the most powerful moment of the day. Everyone then went their separate ways to bring a little more Christmas joy to those who needed it. Reach Out has expanded outside the walls of SJCC with the support from private donations from local businesses such as Hertzfeld Egg Farm, H.J.Heinz Co., Church and Dwight Co., Streacker Tractor Sales and Knight Law Firm. Because of Mr. Narducci’s desire to help the less fortunate of the Fremont community in 1985, Reach Out has remained a strong SJCC tradition for twenty-six years.

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o i c e V

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

Dear Alumni & Friends,

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We appreciate all the support you have given to the SJCC Alumni & Friends this past year. We have had many successful alumni outings, including the Heritage Award, Easter Egg Hunt, Golf Scramble, and the Homecoming Party. The Heritage Awards is one of our proudest accomplishments. At this time, it has been decided to wait until April 2012 before awarding our next recipients. If you would like to nominate a classmate or family member who exemplifies the SJCC Christian spirit in their church or community, please contact aritzman@streaks.net or call 419-332-5124. Thank you for your continued support and Go Streaks!! John Lauer, SJCC Alumni & Friends President

Pages 6-7... SJCC Sports

Pages 8-12... Honoring Alumni in the Military

Page 13... The IN Box

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Please join us May 10, 7:00 p.m. in the Margo Reilly Athletic & Performing Arts Center in the SJCC gymnasium for the Spring Concert and Art Show

Bishop Hoffman Catholic School St. Joseph Central Catholic High School 702 Croghan St. Fremont, OH 43420 419-332-9947 Fax 419-332-4945 www.streaks.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 Superintendent - Dr. Richard Facciolo Asst. Principal - Deb Streacker (Dye ‘81) Director of Advancement - Angie Ritzman (O’Neal ‘93) Assoc. Director of Advancement - Sue Berryman Copy Editors: Mary Ellen Leite (Hughes ‘53) Sarah Pietrykowski ‘02 SJCC Faculty: Amy Ronski (Spieldenner ‘80) Liz Pietrykowski Cori (Bruchs ‘97) Foos Student Photographer - Emily Ronski ‘12

2011 Calendar Winners January

Kay Tischler


Lynn Nagy

Daily winners can be found on the SJCC website, streaks.net.


Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Holly (Wagner) Knisel Knisely With her induction into the SJCC Athletic Hall of Fame, Holly ( Wa g n e r ) Knisely now Holly Knisely ‘98 takes her place with a select group of athletes as she becomes the 14th female athlete to be so honored. During her athletic career at SJCC, Holly lettered four times in volleyball. As a junior she was named 3rd team AllDistrict Six and 2nd team All-MAL. Then as a senior she made 1st team All-MAL, 3rd team All-District Six. She was also named the team’s co-MVP as well as CYO Player of the Year from SJCC. Over her last thee years of varsity volleyball, she achieved 100% serving accuracy - serving 609 straight serves. In basketball Holly earned three varsity letters playing both point guard and shooting guard. In her junior year she earned Special Mention All Northwest Ohio, Honorable Mention District Six, Honorable Mention All-MAL and was the team’s MVP. In her senior year she help lead her team to a 16-5 overall record and 7-3 in the MAL. She was named Honorable Mention All-Northwest Ohio, Second Team All-MAL, News-Messenger Player of the Week, the team’s Co-MVP and earned the OHSAA Scholar Athlete Award. Her senior year three point field goal percentage was 48.7%, making 56 out of 115 shots, which ranks 8th in the state record book. After graduating from SJCC, she attended Bowling Green State University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Health Science in 2002, graduating Magna cum Laude. She then attended the Medical College of Ohio where she earned a Masters degree in physical therapy in 2003, receiving the Dean’s Award for being the first in her class. She is employed as a physical therapist for the Herbert-Perna Center here in Fremont. Holly and husband Michael ‘98 have two children, Vivian and Spencer. Todd Drusabck As he is inducted into the SJCC Athletic Hall of Fame, Todd Drusback joins a select few who shined both as athletes and as coaches. He earned


ten varsity letters, three in football, three in basketball and four in track while playing for SJCC. In football Todd played on an undefeated freshman squad (7-0), then as a varsity player he helped the Streaks post a 27-5 record over the next three years. In his sophomore and junior years the Streaks were 9-1, MAL champs and ranked 10th in the AP poll. In his final year of football, he suffered a knee injury in the second week of the season. The Streaks finished 9-1, MAL champs and ranked 3rd in the AP poll. They also made the playoffs again. Todd started in the tournament his freshman year in basketball. In his junior year he averaged 12.1 points per game, five assists and four and a half rebounds and won the team’s Spirit and Dedication award. He saw limited action his senior year due to his knee injury. In track he lettered all four years. In his junior year he finished third in the 100m, fourth in the 200m and the 4x100 relay team finished second in the MAL. His relay team also finished first in the districts, third in the regionals and earned the right to participate at the state meet. In his senior year he came back from his injury to finish third in the 100m at the MAL meet and his 4x100 relay team finished first at the MAL as well as the district and regional meets and fourth at the state meet. As a team the Streaks finished MAL runners-up both his junior and senior years. They were district champs during his junior year and finished third in the district his senior year. Todd attended Michigan State University where he played football from 19901993. He had two knee surgeries and a torn hamstring which hampered his career. He did however play on the MSU Big Ten Championship team in 1990. A f t e r earning his Bachelor of Science degree from MSU, Todd attended Heidelberg College to obtain his teaching certificate. He was an assistant football coach Todd Drusback


at Heidelberg in 1997, at SJCC in 1998 and then became the defensive coordinator at Vanlue high school in 1999. In 2000 he became the head football coach at Genoa. From 2002 to 2005 Todd was the head football coach and head track coach at Edgerton High School. In 2006 he move to Fremont and lead the Streaks on the football field. During his time at SJCC the Streaks were 23-17. In 2009 the Streaks finished 9-2, first in the MAL and captured a playoff berth. He was named MAL and District Coach of the Year in 2009. Currently, he is the head football coach at Rossford High School. Todd and his wife Amy (Vassar ‘95) have three children, Paige, Ellie, and Jackson. Steve Wasserman With his induction into the SJCC Athletic Hall of Fame, Steve Wasserman joins the ranks of those who have found success both on the playing field and in the business world. Steve earned three letters in football from 1969-72 and was a member of the offensive line. He started as a sophomore and never missed a game. The Streaks record during those three years was 1712-1 and in his senior season the Streaks won the SBC title S t e v e was named Honorable Mention All-SBC as a sophomore Steve Wasserman ‘72 and 1st team All-SBC as a junior. He was named 1st Team Defense All-SBC and Honorable Mention All-District his senior year. After graduating, Steve went to work in the banking business and has worked his way to the top of his profession. He is the past senior vice president of Bank One in Fremont, past president of the National Bank of Hastings, Hastings Michigan, past president of the Clyde Savings Bank, past executive vice-president of the Old Fort Banking Co. and is presently the president of the Firelands Federal Credit Union in Bellevue. Mr. Wasserman has three grown children Richard ‘05, Jacob ‘06, and Megan.

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Found at 250 Feet! Maryanne Pickett ‘02

Daughter of Linda (Stout ‘71) and Mark Pickett ‘68 By: Lindsay Weickert ‘11 Daughter of Amy Weickert and Mike Weickert ‘83 Fear is something that holds many of us back, but for Maryanne Pickett fear meant nothing while training to be on the Hotshot Crew and Fire Use Module. Pickett rappels from helicopters to fight fires. Pickett describes her adventurous career. Q: What training did you have to reach your career goals? A: AmeriCorps and the National Park Service provided my initial coursework, field training and certification. Over three years with the United States Forest Service (USFS) on an Interagency Hotshot Crew, I was provided additional coursework, specialized skill training and leadership experience. In preparation for rappelling, I spent six months doing physical training to meet the USFS minimum criteria for employment and rappelling. I had to pass the USFS pack test carrying a 45 pound pack over three miles in less than 45 minutes. I also had to finish a 1.5 mile run in 11 minutes or less, 45 sit-ups in one minute, 25 push-ups in one minute, and seven pull-ups. In order to begin Rookie training, I had to complete a 110-pound pack test (complete three miles within 90 minutes). Then, I began four weeks of Rookie training with USFS’ Central Oregon Helitack/Rappel Crew that involved aviation specialized courses and field training. Every USFS Rappeller in Oregon and Washington is required to attend the week long Pacific Northwest Rappel Academy. As a Rookie, I began in the classroom and progressed through groundwork, low tower (15’), and high tower (40’) drills. The week ended with proficiency rappels (250’) in typical, timbered terrain. Q: How many females are in your line of work? A: Females are definitely a minority in the crews I have worked on. A Hotshot crew consisting of 20 people usually includes three females. A rappel Crew of 20 people usually includes seven females. Q: If you are not afraid of heights or fire, what are you afraid of? A: Crocodiles! Q: Why did you choose a fire-fighting career? A: While volunteering with AmeriCorps at Bandelier National Monument, I was offered a position with the Fire Use Module. I accepted the offer because I was drawn to the physical and mental challenge inherent in the job. I also was eager to discern my life purpose, learn a new skill set and further develop my leadership abilities. Q: What is your most memorable moment? A: The highlight of my fire-fighting career was my first live, fire rappel in the Three Sisters Wilderness area in Oregon. I was in charge of the fire and the five other rappellers assigned to the incident. With the limited resources at hand, it took three days to put the fire out. Our eight-mile hike out meandered through pristine, cascade lakes; its beauty was only slightly dimmed by the 115 pounds of gear every person carried. Q: What was your scariest moment? A: My scariest moment was when I stepped out onto the helicopter skid during my first 250-foot rappel. I had not looked outside or down until the moment I stepped out of the helicopter. As I pivoted into place, I became blatantly aware of how fantastic and precarious my job was. Fear was quickly dispelled as I repeated the procedural mantra ingrained from my training. I reminded myself to lean back and trust my equipment. I looked down, gave the rope a quick flick, and watched to make sure the rope was clear of knots. Straightening, I was conscious of the strong rotor wash whipping my sleeves around my arms. At the signal to descend, I focused on the rope in front of me. My peripheral view of the rotors changed to the skid and finally to the belly of the helicopter. As I went inverted, I saw my feet slip off the skid. Gravity brought me upright, and I slid down the rope.


Q: Where have you traveled doing your job? A: I traveled to Alaska, Idaho, Washington, Montana, California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and Utah while assigned to fires.

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Cross Country Training throughout the summer paid off for the Cross Country boys’and girls’ teams. The boys’ team had a strong season. The experienced runners ran well while the new runners improved as the season progressed building an all-around good team. The girls’ team had a fantastic season, landing them at the Regional meet as a team. Freshman, Sarah Franks, was a great addition to the team and helped the experienced runners push themselves the entire season.

Soccer The Soccer team learned many valuable lessons this season. The schedule began with successful pre-season tournament play. The team however met challenges throughout the Fall, and ended the season 1-13-2. Despite the challenges, the teammates gained valuable experience and look forward to a strong season next year.


Meh Senior - Matt


First year Coach, Scott Knisely ’00, celebrated a tremendous season with 19 returning seniors from a team that made it to the playoffs last year. The team started the season strong with a commanding 62-6 victory over Cardinal Stritch. They continued to dominate their opponents throughout the season before facing Mohawk in week 9, losing 14-25. The team bounced back and qualified for the State playoff. Although the boys lost to McComb, finishing the season 9-2 was quite an accomplishment.

Golf SJCC’s strong tradition of a golf team held up this year once again. Sophomore, Connor Dudley, returned to the State Tournament and placed 6th. The entire team played extremely well throughout the season, winning the MAL Tournament title. Nest year’s season looks extremely promising as our young team loses only 1 senior, Alex Chudzinski.

Volleyball Endless work during the summer prepared the volleyball team for their fall season. Strong leadership by lone senior Alison Streacker helped the team start their season very strong, playing well against good teams. Highlighting the season was defeating Hopewell-Loudon, one of the best teams in the state, in just three games! The girls had a strong finish to the season, before losing in the Sectional tournament to end their season. Senior - David Wasson

Junior - Parker Keating

Sophomore - Jensen LeJeune

Sophomore - Connor Dudley

Senior - Emma Hoffman



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By: David Wasson ‘11 & Zak Bowman ‘11

Despite losing two players to graduation, the girls tennis team welcomed several new players and the experienced players grew in their aptitude of the game. After practicing throughout the summer, the season started with the girls feeling confident in their ability to play the game and beat players from other teams. As they slowly ironed out their lineup they kept performing well and holding their own. The girls finished the season 8-7 and were happy with their effort throughout the year and proud of their accomplishments.

Boys Basketball As Coach Jonathan Will entered his second year as head coach, the Streaks have continued to improve. With a highlight victory over Gibsonburg and some tough, close losses, the boys finished the season 10-11. The strong senior leadership of Brant Reardon, Simon Nagy, Jeremy Durbin, Alex Chudzinski, and Nate Long will be sorely Junior - Stephanie Alonzo missed, but strong underclassmen leave much promise for next year.

Girls Basketball Our young Lady Streaks will be returning next year with a team stacked with experience, losing lone senior Jena Hoffman. Having lead the league in three-point shots, they finished the season 7-15. This record does not reflect the intensity on the court, losing several games by only a couple of points. Highlights of the season include and upset wins over leaguefoe Lakota and a seasoned Danbury team.

Swimming With a record number of swimmers, the Streaks made a splash this season! The strong performances of senior Rob Reineck and junior Emily Ronski set the bar high, and many swimmers answered the call. With seven district qualifiers and several broken records, Streaks have had one of their most successful years yet.

Bowling The Streaks were strong competitors with a senior-loaded team. Senior Nick Wickline was the boys “high-roller” and sophomore Katie Harmon led the girls. There may not have been many marks in the win column, but they had a lot of fun throughout the season.

Wrestling Senior,Austin Hilty, capped his wrestling career by placing 7th at the State Tournament, after finishing 3rd at the district meet and 1st at sectionals. Three wrestlers placed in the top 3 at the MAL meet. The team had many setbacks due to injuries, but gained invaluable experience to prepare them for next year.

Senior - Simon Nagy


Senior - Robert Reineck

Senior - Austin Hilty

Junior - Tori Sm


Senior - Aaron Zetzer


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Honoring the SJCC alumni that have proudly served our country 1930’s

Thomas Rusch ‘38: Army, WWII, served in the European theater (north Africa and Italy). Tom was wounded twice, he received several decorations including the purple heart and Silver Star. Bob Chudzinski


Bob Chudzinski ‘44: Army Air Corps, 1944-1946 Bob received the Distinguished Flying Cross for dislodging a bomb that was hung up in the bomb bay while on a mission in the South Pacific. Jerry Freeh ‘47: Army, 1947-1949 Joe Gonya ‘41: Army Air Corps, 1942-1945 Glenn Halm ‘45: Army, 1945-1947 Dave Haynes ‘48: Navy, 1950-1954 Dave served in Korea, Japan, Guam, and Kwajelean. John House ‘48: Air Force, four years Donald Krofta ‘44: Army, 18 months Richard Leite ‘41: Navy, WW II Robert Leite ‘44: Army, WWII and Korea James Spieldenner ‘49: Army, two years Don Snyder ‘46: Army, 1950-1952, Korea Bill Yeager ‘44: Navy Air Corps, 1945-1946 Gary Chudzin sk



Gene Courtney

‘57: Army/Army National Guard, 1959-1963, Gary Chudzinski ‘57 Air Force/Air National Guard, 1963-1994 Gene Courtney ‘52: Coast Guard, 1955-1959 Tom Drusback ‘56: Air Force, 1956-1960 John Gonya ‘59: Army, 1963-1969 Joe Gottron ‘50: Navy, 1951-1954 Juan Hinojosa ‘54: Marine Corps, 1954-1974 Tom Hoffert ‘57: Army 1963-1983 Gary Hotz ‘58: Army Reserve, six years John Leite ‘52: Marine Corps, 1957-1960, Reserve 1960-1988 Tom Leite ‘52: Army, 1955-1957, Korea Ronald Mallia ‘53: Army, 1954-1956 ‘52: Navy, 1952-1956, Navy Reserve, 1958-1960 Tom McDermott ‘52 Tom Merrill ‘52: Army, 1957-1959 Larry Meyer ‘58: Navy, 1958-1962 Michael Miesle ‘58: Navy, 1958-1961 James Morley ‘55: Navy, 1955-1959

Joe Gottron

Juan Hinojosa


Don Reardon

Dave Haynes

John Goyna

Tom Leite

Tom Hoffert

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Wally Ronski

Burk Tischler

Tom Rich

1950’s cont.

Joseph Camp

Richard Morley ‘57: Navy, 1957-1961 Msgr. Richard Moyer ‘50: Navy, 1951-1955 Donald Reardon ‘52: Army, 1953-1955 Tom Rich ‘58: Coast Guard, 1958-1963 Wally Ronski ‘57: Army, 1956-1963 John “Pete” Spieldenner ‘53: Army, 1958-1960 Paul Spriggs ‘54: Military Police Battalion, 1955-1957, Germany Burk Tischler ‘56: Navy, 1956-1959 Terry Wurzel ‘56: Army, 1959-1963


David Boyle

Russ Gabel

Paul Hunt

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David Boyle ‘66: Air Force Active Duty, 1972-1993 Scott Bowlus ‘61: Army, 1964-1966 Joseph Camp ‘69: Navy, 20 years Ken Dumminger ‘64: Army, 25 years Jack Freeh ‘69: Navy, 1971-1974, NATO Russ Gabel ‘64: Army, 1968-1969 Ruth Ann (Streeter ‘60) Garand: Navy, 1961-1964, Hospital Corps Ponce Gonzalez ‘64: Navy, 1965-1969 Thomas Haff ‘67: Air Force, 1967-1971, Security Police K-9 Dick Holland ‘64: Air Force, 1967-1971 Bob Hufford ‘60: Marine Corps, six years Paul Hunt ‘60: Navy, four years Paul Keating ‘67: Navy, 1969-1993 Carl Koebel ‘61: Army 1963-1967, Army National Guard, 1976-1987 James Lauer ‘62: Navy, 1962-1966 John Lauer ‘65: Army, 1969-1971, Vietnam Chet Luc ‘62: Died in Vietnam when his military aircraft crashed in the ocean near DaNang. Joe Luc ‘63: Navy, 1966-1968 Richard Meyer ‘64: Army, 1967-1970 Mark Pickett ‘68: Navy, 1972-1977, Submarine Service

Paul Keating

Chet Luc

Ponce Gonzalez

John Lauer


Ray Rendon

Chad Molyet

Carl Schell Joe Sonderman

1960’s cont. Celeste (Smith’68) Queen: Army, 1973-1979, Nurse Corps Raymond Rendon ‘61: Army, six years, Vietnam James Rusch ‘68: Army, 1970-1977 Charlie Schneider ‘66: Army Reserve, 1971-1977 Thomas Smith ‘68: Air Force, 1968-1972 Carl Schell ‘65: Army, 1967-1987, Vietnam 1970-1971, awarded Bronze Star Joe Sonderman ‘66: Marines, 1966-1969, Navy Corpsman, one year Vietnam Richard Schwartz ‘66: Army, 1970-1975, 82nd Airborne Division and XVIII Airborne Corps Sam Weller ‘60: Navy, 1960-1964, Air Force, 1964-1985 Sam received the Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, and Bronze Star while serving in Vietnam. Tim Weltin ‘61: Army Corps of Engineers, two years, Vietnam, Army Reserve, eight years 1970’s

Scott Tiell

Kathleen (Fisher ‘70) Kissane: Army Nurse, five years Scott Laurer ‘78: Air Force, 1980-1986, Air National Guard, 1986-2001 Henry Szabo ‘70: Army, 1972-1975 Michael Vernarsky ‘73: Army, 1983-1987 Albert Zamora ‘72: Air National Guard, 1974-1999


Brian Lenhart

Kathleen Kissane


Tina (Halbeisen ‘84) Bohannan: Air Force, 1985-1989, Strategic Air Command Tim Brown ‘87: Ohio Army National Guard, 1986-2007 Brian Gonya ‘85: Marine Corps, 1989-1995 Eric Logsdon ‘89: Navy, 14 years Chad Molyet ‘88: Marine Corps, 22 years Craig Nieset ‘89: Air Force, 1989-1993 Scott Tiell ‘80: Air Force, 1983-2004 T.J. Wurzel ‘81: Air Force National Guard, 1981-1988 Doug Young ‘87: Air Force Academy Graduate, 1991-present, deployed to Qatar

Eric Logsdon

Anthony Lenh art

Doug Young

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Jeff Eshleman

Duane Barry

John Devore Jr.


Duane Barry ‘90: Navy Reserve, 1990-1997, 2005-present, deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan John Devore Jr. ‘93: Air Force, deployed to Iraq on 1/1/2011 Jeff Eshleman ‘92: Air Force, 1996-Present, deployed to Afghanistan on 2/2/2011 Beth (Koebel ‘97) Grabo: Army National Guard, 1996-2002 Rick Holland ‘90: Air Force, 1992-1996, Air Force Reserve, 1996-1998, Air National Guard 1998-present Tony Lenhart ‘99: Air Force, Enduring Freedom 2002, Iraqi Freedom 2005 Ted Mayle ‘91: Navy, 1991-2003 Mark Molyet ‘90: National Guard, 20 years Chris Pickett ‘94: Army, 1998-2003, Corps of Engineers, 2007-present, Medical Corps

Adam Huss


Mark Molyet

Aaron Autullo ‘01: Air National Guard, 2002-2008, Iraq 2005 Alessandra Braun ‘07: West Point Graduate ‘11, to be commissioned Army 2nd Lieutenant Tim Ervin ‘09: Air Force 2010-present Tim graduated basic training 12/30/2010 and continues to train at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas. Alexander Estrada ‘06: Army Reserve, 2008-present, deployed to Afghanistan Justin Fraley ‘02: Army 2002-2010, Operation Iraqi Freedom 2008-2009 Adam Huss, ‘01: Marine Reserve, ten years, deployed to Afghanistan Biran Lenhart ‘00: Air Force, Enduring Freedon 2002, Iraqi Freedon 2005 Aaron Peter ‘03: Army Reserve, 2007-present, Afghanistan 2009-2010

Ted Mayle

Allesandra Braun Aaron Autullo

Aaron Peter

Tim Ervin

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” President John F. Kennedy Spring 2011


Memor ial s CEDF Norman Gabel* Mrs. Mary Barrington Dr. & Mrs. Tom Reineck Don Reardon* Mrs. Anne Marquis Football Norman Gabel* Mr. & Mrs. Tom Babione Mr. & Mrs. Bill Barbour Mr. & Mrs. Robert Beck Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Berryman Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Borer Mr. & Mrs. Bill Bork Ms. Sue Borkovich Mrs. Edith Boukissen Mr. & Mrs. Gay Bowden Ms. Joan Bowden Mr. & Mrs. Tom Breidenbach Mrs. JoAnn Busold Mr. & Mrs. Tom Carmack Mrs. Peggy Celek Ms. Nan Celek Mr. & Mrs. Dan Coleman Mr. & Mrs. Tim Colston Mr. & Mrs. Rod Cutcher Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Darr Mr. & Mrs. Brad Davis Mr. & Mrs. Chris Denman Mr. & Mrs. James Denman Mr. & Mrs. Matt Denman Mr. & Mrs. Mike Denman Mr. Roger Dick & Mrs. Donna Durst Mr. & Mrs. Tom Drusback Mr. Tom Dudley Mr. & Mrs. Martin Eberly Mr. & Mrs. James Eberly Mr. & Mrs. Tom Esker Mr. & Mrs. Bud Frampton Mr. & Mrs. Pat Furlong Mr. David Gabel Ms. Karen Gabel Mr. & Mrs. Russ Gabel Mr. & Mrs. Steve Gabel Mrs. Eileen Gabel Mr. & Mrs. Robert Gabel Mr. & Mrs. Gary Godfred Mr. & Mrs. Steve Goetz Mr. & Mrs. Joe Gottron Mr. & Mrs. Joe Granata Mr. & Mrs. Ed Guyer Mr. & Mrs. Joe Halbeisen Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Halm Mr. & Mrs. John Harman Mr. & Mrs. Tom Harman Mrs. June Hart Mr. & Mrs. Dave Haynes Mr. & Mrs. Jody Heberling Mr. Lowell Henry Mrs. Rita Hershey Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hershey Lt. Col. & Mrs. Tom Hoffert Mrs. Norma Hoffman Mr. & Mrs. Bill House Mr. & Mrs. Paul Hrupcho Judi & Dan Hughes Mr. & Mrs. Rick Jenkins Mr. & Mrs. Jim Kettner Mr. Keith Kleckner Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Klisz Mr. & Mrs. Dan Knisely Mr. Tom Knisely Mr. & Mrs. Brian Knopp Ms. Kathleen Koch Mrs. Rita Koch Mr. Lawrence Kramer Mrs. Audrey Kupka Mr. & Mrs. Rick Kusmer Mr. & Mrs. Doyle Kusmer Mrs. Leona Laurer Mr. Edward Leite Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Lenhart Mr. & Mrs. Tom Light Mr. & Mrs. Gary Logsdon Mrs. Lynda Luc Mr. & Mrs. Tom Manahan Mrs. Anne Marquis Mr. & Mrs. John Mayle Mr. James Mayle


Mr. A.J. Messina Mr. & Mrs. Ken Michel Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Militello Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Miller Mr. & Mrs. Ray Miller Mr. & Mrs. Ron Miller Mr. & Mrs. Bob Moyer Mr. & Mrs. Tom Nicholson Mrs. Madeline Ochs Mr. & Mrs. Al O’Neal Mrs. Janet Overmyer Mr. Jeff Overmyer Mrs. Jean Overmyer Mr. & Mrs. Dave Peiffer Mrs. Pat Picciuto Mr. Gerald Porczak Mr. & Mrs. L.B. Rauch Mr. & Mrs. Fred Recktenwald Mrs. Rody Reineck Ms. Angie Ritzman Mr. & Mrs. Wallace Ronski Mr. & Mrs. Mark Rospert Mr. Dick Ross Mr. & Mrs. Tony Ruggiero Mr. & Mrs. Tom Russell Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Saller Mr. & Mrs. John Schell Mr. & Mrs. Richard Setzler Ms. Barb Smola Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Snyder Mr. & Mrs. Steve Sondergaard Mr. & Mrs. John Spieldenner Mrs. Pat Spieldenner Mr. & Mrs. Pete Spieldenner Mr. & Mrs. Steve Spieldenner Dr. & Mrs. Howard Stierwalt Dr. & Mrs. James Stierwalt Mr. & Mrs. Al Swaisgood Mr. & Mrs. John Swint Mr. & Mrs. Burk Tischler Tucker Lane Condo Assoc. Mr. & Mrs. Juan Vela Mr. & Mrs. John Wasserman Mr. & Mrs. Mike Wasserman Mr. & Mrs. Roy Wilhelm Mr. & Mrs. Rod Williams Mr. Tom Willis Mr. & Mrs. Dave Winters Mr. & Mrs. Roger Wise Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Yeager Mr. John Yeager Mr. & Mrs. Bill Yeager Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Yeckley Mr. & Mrs. Dave Young Mr. & Mrs. Gary Zimmerman George Hotz* Mr. & Mrs. Howard Grogg Mr. Tom Knisely Mr. & Mrs. Dan Knisely Faculty & Staff “Light of Christ” Endowment Norman Gabel* Mr. & Mrs. Tom Busold Naderer Sports Complex Herb Miesle* John Naderer* Mr. & Mrs. Bill Bork Ida Toth* Mr. & Mrs. Ed Guyer SCHOLARSHIPS Rob & Kathy Boukissen Fannette Dickman* Norman Gabel* Mr. & Mrs. Rob Boukissen Jim & Barbara Haubert Norman Gabel* Mr. & Mrs. Greg Darr Mrs. Barbara Haubert Mr. & Mrs. Tim Haubert Ron & Jeanne Kerr Ron Kerr* Mr. & Mrs. Michael Henkel

Tom & Ellen Leite Norman Gabel* Mr. & Mrs. Tom Leite Bernadine & Earl Loeffler Reverend Earl Loeffler* Mr. & Mrs. Ron Crocker Mr. James Gottron Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Welter Thomas Swint Norman Gabel* Mr. & Mrs. Tom Swint Don & Jean Wasserman Norman Gabel* Mrs. Jean Wasserman Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Wasserman Weickert Family Faculty and Staff Endowment Fund Norman Gabel* Ms. Judy Weickert Mr. Ken Weickert Joan (Ziebold) Gillis* Lindsey, Bennett & Josie Weickert Francis Staib* Ms. Judy Weickert Mr. Ken Weickert Tuition Assistance Richard Bruchs* Mr. & Mrs. Gaylord Bowden Mr. & Mrs. James Burroughs Mr. & Mrs. Marshall Crawford Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Herb Mr. & Mrs. William House Mr. Jack House Mrs. Anne Marquis Ms. Martha Walter Nick Darr* Mr. & Mrs. Ron House Joel Marquis* Sandusky County Home Economists Audrey (Heschel) McCue* Mr. & Mrs. Dean Auxter Hanson, Inc. Mr. Carlton Harris Mr. Dan McCue Mrs. Margaret Mosser Mr. & Mrs. Robert Reinke Mr. & Mrs. John Seilhamer Herb Miesle* Mr. & Mrs. Jack Balsizer Mr. & Mrs. Charles Bork Ms. Joan Bowden Mr. & Mrs. Brad Conner Mrs. JoAnn Cook Fremont Elks Lodge #169 Mrs. Karen Fought Mr. & Mrs. Gary Godfred Thomas Hadley Family Mr. & Mrs. John Hoffert Lt. Col. & Mrs. Tom Hoffert Mr. & Mrs. John Lauer Mr. & Mrs. John Mekus Mr. & Mrs. Philip Meyer Mr. & Mrs. Denny Miesle Ms. Fran Miesle Mr. & Mrs. Greg Miesle Mr. & Mrs. Mike Miesle Mrs. Margaret Mosser Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Rectenwald Mr. & Mrs. Larry Schultz Mrs. Mary Soper Mr. & Mrs. Scott Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Burk Tischler Mr. Kenneth Weickert Mrs. Betty Weltin Mr. & Mrs. Bill Yeager John Naderer* Mr. & Mrs. Larry Gutschalk Mr. Stanley Miller Mrs. Mildred Naderer

Mr. & Mrs. Pete Naderer Mr. & Mrs. Pete Naderer Jr. Mrs. Sally Wilhelm Mr. & Mrs. Bill Yeager Undesignated Richard Bruchs* Mr. & Mrs. Richard Setzler Mr. & Mrs. Michael Walter Mrs. Nathalie Walter Mr. & Mrs. Jim Yeager Norman Gabel* Reverend Dave Bruning Mr. & Mrs. Tony Chudzinski Mr. & Mrs. Robert Corthell Croghan Colonial Bank Mr. & Mrs. James Gabel Mr. & Mrs. Mike Hartenstein Mr. & Mrs. Ron House Mr. & Mrs. Jim Yeager Joan (Ziebold) Gillis* Mrs. Esther Barbour Mr. & Mrs. Bill Barbour Mrs. Eileen Bauer Ms. Marilyn Bodner Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Byers Mr. & Mrs. James Denman Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Esker Mr. & Mrs. John Faist Mr. & Mrs. Victor Frederick Mrs. Alice Frederick Ms. Karen Gabel Mr. James Gillis Mr. Richard Meyer Mr. & Mrs. Rich Michael Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Miller Ms. Sandra Mosser Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Snyder Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Wagner Mr. & Mrs. George Ward Mr. & Mrs. Terrence Wurzel Richard Halbeisen* Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Burns Mrs. Mary Margaret Droll George Hotz* Mr. & Mrs. Ron Autullo Mr. & Mrs. Charles Engler Mr. & Mrs. Robert Haslinger Mr. & Mrs. John Hotz Mr. & Mrs. John Lauer Mr. & Mrs. Frank Mangiola Mr. James Miller Mrs. Martha Palmer Mr. & Mrs. David Reinbolt Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Tischler Mr. & Mrs. John Wasserman

Mr. & Mrs. James Hertzer Mr. Mark Hoffman Ms. Debbie Koebel & Mr. Bill Keating Mr. & Mrs. John Lauer Mr. & Mrs. David Luc Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Luc Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Mackey Mrs. Anne Marquis Mr. & Mrs. Scott McCord Mr. Dick Ritzman Kathy Wagner* Harriet’s Joe Girls of ‘84 Mr. Jim Lauer Mr. & Mrs. Robert Moyer Ms. Vicki Walker Mary Wonderly* Mr. & Mrs. William Baker Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Freeh Mrs. Virginia Miller Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Wasserman

Gif t s Boys Basketball Mr. & Mrs. Frank Nagy Capital Improvements Anonymous CEDF Mrs. Mary Barrington Mr. & Mrs. Michael Haaser Mr. Larry Kramer Mr. & Mrs. John Naderer Mr. Albert Nichols Mr. Thomas Ochs Mrs. Sara Rich Mr. & Mrs. Gerard Shondell Mrs. Louise Stout Mrs. Virginia Valle Mr. George Widman Football Mr. & Mrs. Mike Gabel Natatorium Ms. Liz Pietrykowski Mr. & Mrs. Jim Ronski Mr. & Mrs. John Schell Mr. & Mrs. Ken Swint Mr. & Mrs. Tom Swint

Reverend Earl Loeffler* Mr. & Mrs. James Person

Scholarship Louis & Ethel Burkett Mr. & Mrs. Martin Brown Mr. Bill Burkett Dr. & Mrs. Kim Knight Mr. & Mrs. Charles Lenhart Mr. & Mrs. Tony Lenhart Dr. & Mrs. Scott Mead Mrs. Laurie Merrill

Don Reardon* Mr. & Mrs. Rich Geyman

Soccer Seneca Railroad & Mining

Herb Redding* Class of 1944 Mr. & Mrs. John Lauer Mrs. Margaret Mosser Dr. & Mrs. Howard Stierwalt

Soup Stop Mr. & Mrs. Dave Batey St. Bernadine Home

Rita (Halbisen) King* Class of 1944

Larry Rulman* Mr. & Mrs. Ron Autullo Mr. & Mrs. Brent Godfred Mr. & Mrs. Don Reese Mr. Rick Rulman Francis Staib* Mr. & Mrs. Steven Billow Mr. & Mrs. Jon Brough Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Calmes Mr. & Mrs. Larry Cronin Mr. David Dorobek Mr. & Mrs. John Fey Fremont Elks Lodge #169 Mr. & Mrs. William Halm Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Herb Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hertzer

Technology Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Streacker Tuition Assistance Dr. & Mrs. Mark Pickett Walters’ Boiler Works Undesignated Anonymous Ms. Gay Bossetti SJCC Booster Club Guadalupe Society Mr. & Mrs. Joe Gonya Kroger Plus Card Voice Newsletter SJCC Alumni & Friends Weickert Insurance Agency

Spring 2011

The IN Box

Keep SJCC updated with what is “in the news” with you. E-mail your news to sberryman@streaks.net or send it to SJCC, 702 Croghan St., Fremont, OH, 43420, ATTN: Voice

In the News

1940’s Betty Jo and Donald Bookmyer ‘49, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, October 22, 2010. Kathleen (Chudzinski ‘49) and Stan Root Jr., celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, October 14, 2010 .

1950’s Lou and Richard Chamberlain ‘54, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, January 28, 2011. Joanne (Schell ‘58) and Tom Hoffert ‘57, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, November 26, 2010. 1960’s Greg Gerber ‘64, received the Citizen of the Year award from the Chamber of Commerce of Sandusky County. 1980’s Kathleen Dailey ‘82 and Clay Weiser were married June, 2010. Cori (Bruchs ‘97) and Tony Foos ‘87, welcomed daughter, Isabelle Brook Foos, October 20, 2010. Peggy (Courtney ‘88) Rodriguez, received the Clark Ambassador Award from the Chamber of Commerce of Sandusky County. 1990’s Jaime Bauer ‘99 and Robert Ritzman were married October 23, 2010. Cori (Bruchs ‘97) and Tony Foos ‘87, welcomed daughter, Isabelle Brook Foos, October 20, 2010. Stacy (Woodruff ‘90) and Skip George, welcomed daughter, Ella Katherine George, November 16, 2010. Holly (Wagner) and Mike Knisely ‘98, welcomed son, Spencer Michael Knisely, January 1, 2011. Brittney and Pete LeJeune ‘97, welcomed daughter, Kendall Rose LeJeune, October 16, 2010. Ann Magnuson ‘92 and Darrell Weaver II were married October 16, 2010. Tim Mead ‘98, defended his thesis as partial fulfillment of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, February 3, 2011. Beth (Dickman ‘94) and Mike Paeth ‘93, welcomed son, Brennen Paul Paeth, February 2, 2011. Jenny (Gabel ‘98) and Sean Rogers, welcomed daughter, Afton Cynthia Rogers, October 13, 2010. Brianne (Liwaj ‘97) and Tim Rakes, welcomed son, Collin Andrew Rakes, November 16, 2010. Stephanie (Peter ‘98) and John Seeley, welcomed daughter, Mya Elizabeth Seeley, March 10, 2010. Holly Snyder ‘98 and Jason Zera were married June 19, 2010. Rachel (Root ‘00) and Nathan Waleryszak ‘98, welcomed daughter, Makena Rae Waleryszak, October 15, 2010. Sara and Josh Wehring ‘95, welcomed son, Isaac Joseph Wehring, November 7, 2010. Amy (Reino ‘96) and Kevin Williamson, welcomed daughter, Abbigail Suzanne Williamson, October 25, 2010. Heather McPartlin and Ryan Wonderly ‘99 were married April 16, 2010. 2000’s Mindi Cronin ‘02 and Mike Wiechman ‘03, were married January 22, 2011. Brittney and Justin Fraley ‘02, welcomed daughter, Cailyn Marie Fraley, December 29, 2010. Stephanie and Aaron Gonya ‘00, welcomed daughter, Aleah Marie Gonya, November 17, 2010. Joni (Wilhelm ‘00) and Ismael Gutierrez, welcomed daughter, Nadia Leigh Gutierrez, June 5, 2010. Jenny Knisely ‘05 and Joe Weaver were married August 7, 2010. DeeAnn and Mike Lento ‘04, welcomed son, Edward Michael Lento, December 19, 2010. Luke Lewis ‘07, traveled to Zimbia to study health issues as part of the Hiram College Study Abroad Program. Luke is a four year letter winner for the Hiram Football Team and received All-North Coast Athletic Conference Honorable Mention. Andrew Morrison ‘05, received his Master’s Degree in Sports & Recreation Management and is employed with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jackie Seikel ‘05 and A.J. Coleman ‘05, were married October 2, 2010. Rachel (Root ‘00) and Nathan Waleryszak ‘98, welcomed daughter, Makena Rae Waleryszak, October 15, 2010 for printing Grandparent Day photos. To Ray & Liz Wasson for purchasing Dan Chudzinski ‘44 Joyce Burns ‘68 soccer bags for the soccer team. Holly (Haslinger ‘90) Sneider Linda (Fisher) Etzel ‘37 To Mark, Kathleen, Alex, and Robert Dorothy (Blechinger ‘53) Quaintance Joan (Ziebold) Gillis ‘64 Reineck for sanding and painting picnic William “Glen” Wood Ervin “Bud” Halbisen ‘50 tables and benches at the Naderer Jack Yeager ‘56 George Hotz ‘65 Sports Complex. Rita (Halbisen) King ‘44 To Flossie Swint and Wally & Carol Donald Krofta ‘44 Ronski for decorating the SJCC ChristTo Mark Boukissen, Kim Cope, Judy Herbert Miesle ‘35 Good, and Arlene Lenhart for donations mas trees. Patricia (Kwiatkowski) Molyet ‘71 To Spader Freight Services for sponto Soup Stop. John Naderer ‘38 soring t-shirts for the 5th, 6th and 7th To John, Amy, Katrina, and Chris CarDonald Reardon ‘52 penter for hosting and catering the soccer grade visitation day at SJCC. Herb Redding ‘44 To the SJCC Band for playing prior to banquet. Larry Rulman ‘73 To Croghan Colonial Bank for their dona- the start of the NWOSCA golf tournaMargaret (Kramer) Riehl ‘56 ment. tion to the BHCS Advent project. Mary Ann (Miles ‘52) Williamson To Ken Dumminger, Dumminger Photo

In Memoriam

In Our Prayers

In Thanks

Spring 2011


F Y I Flash Mark Your Calendars for Homecoming Weekend 2011 Alumni & Friends Party, Friday Oct. 7 in the SJCC Cafeteria 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Football Game, Saturday Oct. 8 SJCC vs. Mohawk 7:00 p.m.

Class Reunions The Alumni & Friends Golf Outing will be Saturday August 6. Schedule your reunion that weekend and join us for golf. 1948 June 1, 8:00 Mass, Noon at Fremont VFW 1949 July 20, 12:30, Moose Lodge 1951 Sept. 10, 1:00, Fremont Country Club, Contact Phyllis Frampton at 419-332-7149 1952 Aug. 7, Fremont Country Club, more details to follow 1958 July 27, Noon, Fremont Country Club, Contact Joan Bowden 419-332-1600 or joangb@sbcglobal.net 1961 Meets second Tuesday each month, Noon at Fremont Moose, reunion August 12-14, contact Diane Fisher Walter. 1966 Meets first Monday each month, nombl@yahoo.com. 1971 July 23, Lenny Schneider’s home, contact Carmelita Yeisley carmelita5406 @att.net, 334-7627 1981 July 30, The Depot, contact PJ Foos at 419-332-6977 1986 July 3, MonAmi, details to follow, contact Randy Wammes at randywammes@yahoo.com or randy@fremontcuttingdies.com 2001 July 30, Plaza Lanes

E-mail Please Live out of town and want to hear about things happening with your classmates? Send your e-mail to aritzman@streaks.net and we will add you to our e-mail list. Quarterly e-mails are sent about upcoming events as well as special e-mails about your classmates.

Ways to Give Bequests Designated Gifts Gift Annuities IRA and Retirement Plans Life Insurance Policies

Matching Gifts Planned Gifts Pledges Unrestricted Gifts

For information or to make a gift, please contact Angie Ritzman, Director of Advancement or Sue Berryman, Assoc. Director of Advancement at the Bishop Hoffman Catholic School Office of Advancement at 419-332-5124, aritzman@streaks.net, sberryman@streaks.net.


Hull-Gonya Game Feed

The annual Hull-Gonya game feed held in January raised over $26,800. The funds will be divided between the SJCC and Ross High Schools’ trophy funds. Thank you to the cofounders, Dr. Charles Hull and Charlie Gonya, those that came to support the evening, and to the many donors listed below. A.W. Automotive ABC Detail Jim Ackerman American Auto Sales Anderson Farm Center Ash Automotive Baker-Bonnigson Realty & Auctioneers Ballville E-Z Shop Baumann Auto Bay Trophy Don Beck Beck Supplier Mark Binsack Al Bodecker Jeff Bowling Brugger Construction Art Bucci John Burmeister Carbo Forge Crown Battery Mfg. Crystal Arbors Albert Darr Gary Deshetler Jerry Dickman Drawbridge Marina Tim Ellenberger Carl Filliater Foster Auto Body Fremont Flask Fremont Speedway GnG Embroidery

De Genzman Luther Gibbs Gibbs Equipment Curt Gonya Mike Gonya Paul Gonya Jake Gonya Gordon Lumber Co. Dave Green Floyd Green Grund Drug Co. Tyler Halbeisen Happy Days Boating Harris Seed Harvey Oaks Jeweler Hasselbach Meats Dr. Charles Hull Jason Hull Dr. Keith Hull J.D. Equipment, Inc. Clay Keim Chris Kiser David Kupka Lagoon Saloon Lamalie Farms Dennis Lenhart Luc Ice Ludwig Propane Monty Montgomery Mt. Olive Pickle Co. Todd Myers Nu-Tire Mike Oprie

Dr. Walter Oxley Physicians Choice Hospital Pioneer Seed Rathfelder Farms Real Geese Decoys Root’s Poultry Michael Schmidt Schmittuz Gardens Schneider Carpet Cleaners Sheets Supply Pete Spieldenner Streacker Tractor Sales Sunrise Coop Super Muffler Tackle Box II Time Out Valley Electric Veh & Son Furniture W. R. Hunt Cub Patrick Waggoner Dan Warner Whitey’s Diner Willies Sales & Service Willis & Sons Woleslagel Moving Young’s All Purpose Breading Mike Zelms Zimmerman Const.

Thank You from The Darr Family Words cannot tell you how thankful we are for all the wonderful support that we received from the unexpected loss of our son, Nicholas Darr ‘04 , August 17. The support of SJCC, Clyde St. Mary’s and our friends with prayers, phone calls, food, cards, kind words, and memorials were greatly appreciated. When you see that duck or goose fly by, that turkey or deer in the field or a motorcycle go by, think of Nicholas and just say “Hi”.

Chance Meeting on the High Seas

The long arms of SJCC reached to The Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, when John Ehrman ‘66 and his wife, Joy and Phil “Bud” Kline ‘64 and his wife Emma sat down for breakfast aboard the Carnival Ecstasy cruise ship. As conversation moved to “where do you live?” and/or “where are you from?” they discovered they were not only both from Fremont, Ohio, but that they both attended St Joe, graduating just two years apart. The Klines where cruising with their friends from Houston. The Ehrmans have lived in the Houston area for 21 years and were celebrating their 40th Wedding Anniversary.

Kroger Card Helps SJCC Sign-up your Kroger Plus Card online at www.kroger.com/communityrewards. SJCC will receive a donation from Kroger based on the total sales generated each quarter. You must have an e-mail address to participate.

Spring 2011

Streak of Genius-Eric Smola

By: Aaron Staib ‘12 Son of Dianne (Luc ‘76) and Ralph Staib ‘75

Eric Smola graduated from SJCC in 1990. From there he went on to study at The University of Toledo. He is now principal of St. Francis de Sales High School in Toledo, Ohio; he teaches history there as well. He has been interested in history ever since he had Mr. Bill Smith in history as a student at SJCC. He was engaged and interested by the way history was brought to life in the classroom. The valuable lessons helped gear Mr. Smola’s life toward education. Mr. Smola gives Catholic Education top priority. He said of his years at SJCC, “I didn’t really realize how beneficial it was until college. Most of my friends hadn’t attended Catholic schools, and right away I could tell there was a difference in self-expectation.” He also noted the important development of character that is unsurpassed by other educational systems. One lesson that he learned is still being implemented today through his work at St. Francis. That virtue is understanding. Smola states, “I remember a lot of the fun and messing around that went on in high school. I also remember making mistakes during those times. As principal of St. Francis, I always try to stay cool while dealing with my students, keeping those times in mind.” Today, Smola continues a life of service started at SJCC through his work at St. Francis. While there, he

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worked to expand their service program from including only upperclassmen to every grade level, so as to include all 600 students who attend St. Francis. He is also on the board of directors responsible for setting up a preparatory public charter school in Toledo. Mr. Smola lives his vocational call through his family life. He has a wife, Michele and two daughters: Kate (5), and Ella (3). He was selected as our “Streak of Genius,” for his many accomplishments and his continued dedication to service.

Ton of Tabs!

By: Lindsay Darr ‘12 Daughter of Leslie (Amor ‘78) and Randy Darr ‘77

If you would like to sponsor a Voice issue contact Angie Ritzman at aritzman@streaks.net Spring 2011

A ton is a heavy weight to lift. I can’t lift a ton, but with persistence and commitment, I can sure deliver it. Saving and donating aluminum can tabs has been my Make a Difference Day project for the last ten years. At age six, I saw my grandma Marie (Widman ‘44) Amor, saving tabs for Ronald McDonald House in Toledo. She explained the importance of giving back and supporting our community. Grandma chose Ronald McDonald House because they provide free food and lodging to families with a child in a nearby hospital. My mom told me about Make a Difference Day. Volunteers provide a service or aid to someone in need. I decided to save tabs for my Make a Difference Day project. Family and friends began donating tabs to me. First, I filled a shoebox, then a fruit box, and finally a large box. I saved all year and on Make a Difference Day 2000 we delivered 85 pounds of tabs to Ronald McDonald House in Toledo. In ten years, I have networked family, friends, businesses, and organizations to deliver 2,271 pounds (over a ton) of tabs. If you haven’t already, won’t you please join my network? My project is ongoing. I want to break my 2007 record of 431 pounds. I look forward to the challenge. Thanks to everyone who has assisted me with my efforts. Like Ronald McDonald says, “If we all lift a finger, we can pull this off!”



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