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Vo i c e

First Publication: October 1981

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

A Bridge to the Future

A view of Tindall Bridge crossing the Sandusky River Artwork by SJCC student Lindsay Darr ‘13

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Dear Alumni, Friends, and Families of Catholic Education, On behalf of each PreK-12th grade student who walks through our doors each day, I say “thank you” for your support and encouragement this year. We have started off well and have many exciting things going on in our school hallways and in our church pews. The relationship between the “new” school system and the parishes must continue to grow to support the work that we have been called to do. We must continue to offer quality educational opportunities and demonstrate our Catholic identity in all we do. We also must ensure that every child who enters our school system has the opportunity to complete their education and graduate from our Catholic high school; SJCC. To support anything less would be contradictory to the mission of the parishes and the schools. Please understand that we have not taken away the identity of the individual schools. They are still the Sacred Heart Campus, the St. Joseph Campus and the SJCC Campus. The school-wide system is BHCS. Each school relies on the other in order to provide a comprehensive and seamless educational program. We are making progress.

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

Part of our progress this year has been the hiring of a school-wide business manager. Mr. Bob Dulaney started working for BHCS last year as a financial consultant to review the many books, accounts, and overall issues of the consolidated system. He has developed a financial information structure that is more efficient than the original “merged” system that involved the sharing of Business Manager duties across our three Parishes. Mr. Dulaney meets with the BHCS Finance Committee and the combined Finance Councils of all three parishes. These are all steps in the right direction. We have submitted a balanced budget to the Toledo Diocese and are working to pay down loans that were taken. The financial information included in this edition of the Voice has been shared with the BHCS Finance Committee, the BHCS Governing Board, and the parish community. Now we share it with all of you.

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In thIs Issue

Again, we “respect” the support you have given to the past stand-alone school structure. We “celebrate” your current and renewed support for our children and staff today. We pray for blessings for you and your family as we “build” the future of the BHCS system for years to come. Thank you to those who have already given to the Annual Fund. I invite the Class of ‘81 to lead the way and hope that every graduated class can surpass their past generosity. Together, with God’s grace, we will fill our pews, our desks, and our children’s hearts with the love and spirit of the greatest gift of all; Jesus Christ.

Streak of Genius

Thank you, Tim Cullen BHCS Superintendent SJCC Campus Principal

Rick Lindenberger’s Script By Emily Anderson (Class of 2014)

Heritage Award Winners Page 5


On November 16th, the tradition of Script Ohio was performed right here in Fremont! Little clapping hands were the symbols and marching feet were the drums. The band members were kindergartners through third graders from our own Sacred Heart campus. The performance was under the direction of Mr. Rick Lindenberger, the physical education teacher at Sacred Heart. I had the chance to speak with “Mr. L,” (as his students call him), at this memorable event.


Fall Sports Page 6

In Box Page 8

Photo Courtesy of Dumminger Photo

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Congratulations to the $1,000 year end calendar winners! Doris Amidon, Mark & Julie Miesle, Barbara Osborne, Angie Ritzman, John & Carol Wasserman 2012 Calendar are available Contact the school office to purchase yours

Q: How did Script Ohio start at Ohio State and when did you start it at BHCS? A: The Michigan marching band first performed Script Ohio in 1932. The Ohio State band director at that time thought it was a neat performance. In 1936, OSU performed it for the very first time. Script Ohio’s 75th Anniversary is this year. Continued on page 4

Greg Drown ‘78 Page 4

We are always looking for unique ways to donate to the school which does not require a donation of cash! We have many opportunities available which allow you to give back in your everyday purchases. Do you have a Kroger Plus Card? Whenever you use your Kroger Plus Card we will receive a donation equaling a percentage of the total amount you spend. Simply register your Kroger Plus Card by following these steps… 1. Go to 2. Click on Sign in/ Register 3. Click on Sign Up Today in “New Customer”, enter the required information. 4. After receiving an e-mail from Kroger, click on the link in the body of the e-mail. 5. Click on My Account, enter e-mail address and password to proceed. 6. Edit Kroger Community Rewards and input your Kroger Plus Card number. 7. Enter either # 84970 (SJCC) or # 80837 (BHCS PTO), follow prompts to confirm. The Target Red Card is another great opportunity to give back! Target donates up to 1% of your purchase to BHCS. Please use the ID Code: 14134 Online purchases are very popular right now. Visit to enroll…with each purchase, a portion of your sale is donated to the school. We also have an account at Gordon Food Service. Simply enroll at the customer service desk! As usual, we are always accepting donations of your time, talent, and treasures. We appreciate each and every gift!

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Bishop Hoffman Catholic School St. Joseph Central Catholic High School Campus 702 Croghan St. Fremont, OH 43420 419-332-9947 Fax 419-332-4945 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. Angie Ritzman (O’Neal ‘93) Director of Advancement Sue Berryman - Assoc. Director of Advancement Copy Editors: Mary Ellen Leite (Hughes ‘53) Sarah Pietrykowski ‘02 Mary Luc (Mayle ‘63) SJCC Faculty: Amy Ronski (Spieldenner ‘80) Liz Pietrykowski Cori Foos (Bruchs ‘97) Student Photographer - Emily Ronski ‘12

2011 Monthly Calendar Winners January

Kay Tischler


Lynn Nagy


Cindy George Bealer


Kathy Karr


Sheri Myers


Frank Ronski


Jim & Marsha Weaver


Jim & Mary Gracek


Karen Darr


Liz Pietrykowski


Kathy Chudzinski


Pam & Eric Boyer


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Greg Drown: Right on Target Attitude over Obstacles By Gabriella Cullen (Class of 2012)

Greg Drown, a 1978 SJCC graduate, has zeroed in on the best mindset for overcoming obstacles in life. Drown reflects on his challenge, “As my multiple sclerosis became evident and progressed, I have had to use goal setting to get me through difficulties to handle this disease. Having a positive attitude and a positive outlook in life is just as important as setting goals,” he says. I had the opportunity to meet and interview Drown, who has faced an obstacle throughout his life, but he has yet to let that stop him from reaching his goals. He is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic disease of the central nervous system. Drown states, “my nervous system wiring is that of a frayed wire and the frayed wiring interrupts the brain signals.” This has caused him to be in a wheelchair When I met him I did not see the wheelchair but rather saw someone full of life. Drown has not let this disease get between him and his goals. At age eleven before MS impacted his life, his father got him involved in competitive shooting. Some of his accomplishments include: being a part of three Big Ten Championship teams, winning two individual Big Ten Championship titles, and winning numerous State and Regional Championships. His most prestigious award, he says, was winning the National Championship two years ago. Drown advises that to overcome obstacles, a person must be passionate about something in his/her life. A person must be enthusiastic everyday despite the “ups and downs” life brings. Drown feels that with passion, goal setting, and a good self-esteem a person will be successful. He reflects, “beside my passion for competitive shooting, nothing would mean more to me than someone that can relate to my story and turn his/her life around. I am a believer and will continue thinking positively to defeat this disease. I encourage others to do it with the same determination as myself.” Drown is inspired by the quote, “True strength is keeping everything together when everyone expects you to fall apart.” Drown’s life, his advice, and philosophy Dillon, Greg, and Tyler Drown are inspirational. Script Ohio Continued from page 2 I started my teaching career in the Toledo Catholic Schools in 2002. According to the teacher requirement, I needed a dance and rhythmic activity. I decided to do marching in block Ohio formation. In 2006, at St. Ann’s, forty-five students were involved, kindergartners, first, and second graders, so last year was the first at Sacred Heart campus and I included the third graders. There were 167 students marching, and I decided to do it outdoors at Don Paul Stadium. A third grade student receives the honor of dotting the I. This lucky student, Mara Brown, was chosen by a lottery. Q: How many hours does it take to have the students learn Script Ohio? A: Last year there were a lot of new students due to the consolidation. We started practicing at the end of September, and it took about twenty hours. This year it was about ten hours. The actual performance only lasts four minutes. Both years, I included practices during gym class. Kindergarten students march among the older students to help them learn the routine. Q: You received a letter from the OSU president about your Script Ohio performance. What did the letter state? A: One of the teachers at Sacred Heart sent a letter to the president of Ohio State explaining how the Sacred Heart campus was planning to perform Script Ohio. The Ohio State president congratulated our effort and he hoped it went well. Q: How long have you been a teacher? A: This is my tenth year teaching in Catholic Schools. My first year, I taught at St. Agnes School in Toledo. I still teach in Toledo and continue to teach in the BHCS system. I taught at St. Ann’s until the consolidation. Now I am the physical education teacher at Sacred Heart campus. Next year in November, the fans will be able to again experience another outstanding performance from BHCS “little band members” with the help of Mr. L!


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Alumni & Friends Heritage Award The SJCC Alumni and Friends Alumni Association are proud to announce the 2012 Heritage Award Recipients. Since 1998, this award has been presented to thirty-four individuals and two couples. Richard Faist ’60, Dr. Robert Swint ’63, and Bill Barbour ’74 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 May 5 at 5:15pm in the SJCC cafeteria. Tickets will be available March 1. Richard Faist graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1960. He married Kathleen (Widman) ’62 in 1966 and they reside in Sylvania, OH. They have 5 children and 12 grandchildren. Richard Faist Faist earned his Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Accounting from the University of Detroit in 1964. He began his career with KPMG Peat Marwich in 1964, was elected partner in 1974, and named the managing partner of the Toledo office in 1982. He retired in July 2010 after serving as Managing partner of the Toledo office of Clifton Gunderson LLP. He has dedicated much of his time to very worthy causes. He currently serves on numerous Boards of Trustees: Notre Dame Educational Foundation, St. John’s Jesuit High School, COMPASS, AAA Northwest Ohio, and the Central City Ministries of Toledo. He is the Chair of the Finance Committee at both St. John’s Jesuit and COMPASS. He also sits on the Finance Committee of the Toledo Catholic Diocese, the United Way of Greater Toledo, and St. Joseph Church in Sylvania. He has previously served on the Boards of Trustees for The United Way of Greater Toledo, Servant Leadership Center, St. Vincent Medical Center Foundation, and Lourdes College. Mr. Faist has been recognized as the Clifton Gunderson Founders’

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Award in 1997, the United Way Spirit of Caring, in 2007, and the Toledo Jefferson Awards in 2010. He is a member of St. Joseph Church in Sylvania, Legatus Genesis Chapter, the Rotary Club of Toledo, Inverness Club, and The Toledo Club. Robert Swint is a 1963 graduate of St. Joseph High School. He has been married to RuthAnn for 40 years and they live in Fort Wayne, IN. They have three sons and three grandchildren. Robert Swint Swint is president and founder of Lutheran Medical Group, formerly known as The Heart Center Medical Group. After receiving a bachelor’s degree from the University of Detroit, Dr. Swint earned a medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, where he was elected president of his medical class. He completed an internal medicine internship at Northwestern University, Evanston Hospital, and a residency at the Mayo Clinic. His strong Christian influence of healing the sick and helping the indigent also guided him to establish a free clinic in 1969 in Maywood, IL. This is still in existence today and adheres to the original intention of serving low income families in western Chicago. Since 1978 he has volunteered at Matthew 25, a free clinic providing cardiology and hypertension services to Fort Wayne residents. Dr. Swint served as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy from 1972 to 1974, then completed a cardiology fellowship at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. Dr. Swint, who is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology and is a member of the college’s Council of Geriatric Cardiology and the American Heart Association’s Council of Clinical Cardiology. He is a clinical associate professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Fort Wayne Center for Medical Education. Dr. Swint is past president of the Fort Wayne Medical Society an is a co-founder of the Northeast Indiana Wellness Council. He serves as the medical director of LMG’s research division, the Northern Indiana Research Alliance (NIRA), and was the recipient

of the 2008 Physician Healthcare Hero Award presented by The Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly. He was also inducted in the Ohio Boys State Hall of Fame in 2005. Bill Barbour graduated from St. Joseph in 1974. He resides in Fremont with his wife, Sue (Moyer) ’74. They are the parents of Sara, Jacob, ‘03, and Eric ‘08. He graduated from Northwestern UniBill Barbour versity with a degree in elementary education and is a 5th grade teacher at Stamm Elementary. Bill is a proud and active member of Sacred Heart Church. He has been a lector and communion distributor, as well as a member of the Sacred Heart Mens Association and 200 Club. He is a past president of the Sacred Heart Parish Council and has donated many hours painting the rectory & SHARE Center and assisting with the outside maintenance (landscaping, lawn mowing, tree cutting). He has also co-chaired the pancake breakfast and volunteered his time with the spaghetti dinner and annual summer festival. He is a former member of the team who visited Countryside Home for Sunday Mass. Bill served on the first Catholic Schools Auction Committee as a representative of Sacred Heart Parish and has served as the Master of Ceremonies. He is the “Voice of the Streaks” at the home football games. He is a member of the paint crew at SJCC and a member of the SJCC Athletic Boosters Club. He also was a member of the Society of St. Bernards. He has coached flag football for Sacred Heart School and both baseball and softball for the Fremont Recreation Department. He is Volunteer Wish Granter for The MakeA-Wish Foundation. Bill and his wife created the Sara Barbour Scholarship Fund which provides a scholarship for incoming 8th grade students (two students from our current 8th grade class who will be attending SJCC) and also honors a graduating senior. He has also donated his time working the Sara Barbour Memorial Golf Tournament which is run by his children Jacob and Eric. He has also participated as a member of the Sacred Heart Relay for Life Team.


Respect the Past, Celebrate the Present, Build the Future




As we reflect on our 2011-2012 school motto: Respect the Past, Celebrate the Present, Build the Future, an important part of our past is the “Voice”. In order to properly honor the traditions we hold so dear, we will be researching other historical icons of our school in future editions of the Voice. The Voice has had many forms throughout our history-a newspaper, a yearbook, and now the Alumni Magazine. In October, 1929, the Voice made its debut! The slogan on the initial issue was “Make Your Voice Heard”. It is quite fitting the goal of the Voice “The permanent, official organ of the school, a true chronicler of its achievements” is still our driving force today. The Voice office consisted of four Editors: Editor-in-Chief (Rita Gfell), Managing (Don Daubel-future editor of the Fremont News-Messenger and the Port Clinton News-Herald), Advertising (Caroline Miller), and Sports (Ambrose Gabel-even though there were only two sports at the time). Prices were: $1.00 per year or $.10 per issue. The May issue of each Voice was dedicated as the “commencement issue”. Senior Portraits, as well as each graduate’s accomplishments while at St. Joseph High School, were printed. Articles of importance for the first few issues included a girls tennis article (they also played volleyball and basketball), the death of a family pony for the Fey family, and a traffic light installation at the Croghan and Wood streets intersection. Looking through the advertisements also brought quite a shock..only one remains in business today: H.C. Grund Drug Co. Common themes among the advertisers were clothiers, grocers, home appliances stores, and automobile repair & gas stations. If you have any old issues of the Voice or the Streak, we would be interested in making copies for our archives. Please contact the Development Office (419) 332-5124.




The golf team had high expectations for the season. They accomplished their goals of winning the MAL title and sending the entire team to the State Tournament! Connor Dudley, a junior and three time state qualifier, led the team throughout the season and placed 13th individually at State. Seniors Aaron Staib, Joe Steinle, and Tom Spader will be greatly missed after this amazing year.

Cross Country





The boys’ and girls’ cross country teams began the year with a new head coach, Sonny Workman. Both teams were packed with seniors who worked hard to improve their times throughout the season. Sarah Franks, a sophomore, led the girls team and was a strong finisher in most meets. Seniors Parker Keating, Zach Zavela, Scott Snodgrass, Alex Partyka, and Ben Ysasi, along with Erica Adams, Jackie Wasson, Katie Stierwalt, and Paige Kleinschmit will leave many shoes to fill in the fall.


Starting off the season with new coach, Lindsay Hill, the volleyball players had to adapt and step up. Many injuries faced the team, and freshmen, including Be Reardon and Josie Weickert, were forced to play varsity. The girls came together, and seniors Christine Wise, Abby Swint, Taylor Flick, and Gabriella Cullen helped the team to a 10-22 record. A strong group of juniors will be returning next year, and a good season promises to follow.

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The football team knew they had a tough road ahead after losing most of the senior starters from last year and finished the season with a record of 4-6. The team played well throughout the season but still had several disappointing losses. While seniors Cory Bowes, Justin Distel, Tivo Ysasi, Zach Molyet, and Brandon Steinberger finished their careers, key players Luke Stierwalt, Zack Yeckley, Jordan Sessler, Alex Veleba, Corey Durbin, and Mitchell Gonya are returning next season with a lot of potential and high hopes.


Losing eight seniors to graduation led to a difficult start for the ladies tennis team. They persevered and with a positive attitude accepted the challenge. The team gained many new members, but Varsity experience was still lacking. Emily Ronski, the lone senior on the team, was the only player with varsity experience. The team finished with a record of 2-11, but has great potential for next season.


With new coach, Sue Amidon, the cheerleaders were off to a great start to a successful season. Stephanie Alonzo and Nikki McLaughlin were the seniors on the squad, and their leadership was a good example to the underclassmen. The girls worked hard throughout the summer to prepare themselves for an exceptional season of cheering on the football team. Many girls will be returning next season with talent, new ideas, and the promise of another great year.

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IN Box

In the News

Reunion News


The Class of 1945 held their 66th reunion October 5. Fourteen classmates, two spouses, two guests, and Sr. Mary Pauline Swint attended.


Millie &Tony Meyer ‘57 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.


Katie and Christopher Burkett ‘99 welcomed daughter, Sophee Wynona Burkett, September 2. Jennifer & Paul Daubel ‘93 welcomed son, Preston James Daubel, April 17. Kristi (Fisher ‘99) and Tim Roberts welcomed daughter, Isla Elise Roberts, November 7.


Kelly &Matthew Burkett ‘01 were married September 10. Rachel Wurzel ‘09 graduated from Youngstown State University magna cum laude and is a first year med student at Northeast Ohio Medical University.

In Memoriam

Pat (Haubert) Gabel ‘56 Wilbert Smith ‘39 Holly (Haslinger) Sneider ‘90 Richard Steinbauer ‘46 MaryKay (Streeter) VanAllen ‘58

In Thanks

In Our Prayers

Esther Barbour Jack Yeager Jerry Freeh All military Maggie Hershey serving our country Birdie Laurer Bill McKinney Dan Chudzinski

Class of 1952 Sunday August 5, Brunch at Fremont Country Club Class of 1953 Sunday July 8, Brunch at Fremont Country Club Class of 1955 Wednesday September 12, noon social, 1:00 Lunch, Fremont Country Club Class of 1957 Meets at 1:00 on the third Tuesday of each month at the 818, Contact Gary Chudzinski Class of 1958 Annual lunch July 25, noon, American Legion, Contact Patty Carte or Mike Hetrick Class of 1961 Meets at noon on the second Tuesday of each month at the Fremont Moose. Class of 1966 Meets the first Monday of each month, email for more information. Class of 1967 August, more details to come. Class of 1992 July 21 at the Depot

To Mark Boukissen ‘74 and Whitey’s Diner for soup stop meal donations. To Chris Fox-CL Fox Contractors for donating stone, equipment, and labor for the new gas line at SJCC. To Mike Wasserman-Wasserman Construction for donating material and labor for the new gas line at SJCC. To Brandi Baez, Kim Cope, Judy Good, and Lilly Walters for soup stop food donations.

Me mor ial s Rob & Kathy Boukissen Family Scholarship In Memory of Coach Bob Smith Mr. & Mrs. Rob Boukissen Tom & Ellen Leite Scholarship In Memory of Coach Bob Smith In Memory of Holly Sneider Mr. & Mrs. Tom Leite Trophy Fund In Memory of Coach Bob Smith Mr. & Mrs. Charlie Gonya Undesignated In Memory of Dick Chamberlain Mr. & Mrs. Marty Eberly Mr. Gerald Porczak Mr. & Mrs. Richard Shank Mrs. Pat Spieldenner Mr. & Mrs. Bill Yeager


In Memory of Pat Gabel Mr. & Mrs. Richard Miller Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Saller Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Yeckley In Memory of Edna Haslinger Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Snyder In Memory of Bev McClory Mr. & Mrs. Brian Burns In Memory of Al Mehling Mr. & Mrs. John Lauer In Memory of Bob Schumm Mrs. Jeanne Darr In Memory of Coach Bob Smith Mr. & Mrs. Tom Beier Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Borer Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Bundschuh Mr. & Mrs. Jim Denman

2011-2012 Annual Fund

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Mr. Ken Gabel Mr. & Mrs. Bill Halm Mr. & Mrs. Roger Miller Mr. James Miller Mr. & Mrs. Pete Naderer Mr. & Mrs. Pete Naderer, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Saller Southeast Industrial Equip. Mr. & Mrs. MikeWagner Mr. & Mrs. Tom Walter Mr. & Mrs. Roy Wilhelm Mr. & Mrs. Dave Winters Mrs. Elizabeth Wohlgamuth Mr. & Mrs. David Young

Mrs. Norma Ochs Dr. & Mrs. Mark Pickett Mr. & Mrs. Burk Tischler

In Memory of Wilbert Smith Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Beier Mr. & Mrs. James Beier Mr. & Mrs. Dick Celek Mr. & Mrs. Larry Cronin Mrs. Marie Fisher Dr. & Mrs. Kim Knight Mr. & Mrs. John Lauer Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Lenhart Mr. & Mrs. John Mayle

Weickert Family Faculty & Staff Endowment In Memory of Dick Chamberlain Mrs. Judy Weickert

In Memory of Holly Sneider Dr. & Mrs. James Stierwalt Mrs. Elizabeth Wohlgamuth In Memory of Julia Wasserman Dr. & Mrs. James Stierwalt

Windows In Memory of Al Mehling Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Camp

CEDF Mrs. Mary Barrington Brush Wellman, Matching Mr. Eugene Nieset Mr. & Mrs. Gerard Shondell Mrs. Virginia Valle Kairos Ms. Liz Pietrykowski SJCC Swim Program Mr. & Mrs. Rob Boukissen Mr. & Mrs. Jim Ronski Ms. Liz Pietrykowski Soup Stop Mr. & Mrs. Gay Bowden Sisters of Mercy/ St.Bernardine Home Tuition Assistance Dr. & Mrs. Mark Pickett Mr. & Mrs. Ed Streacker Undesignated iGive Target Voice SJCC Alumni & Friends

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The 18th Annual Fund Drive kicked off November 10. Thru Dec. 6 over 10% of our goal of $140,000 was reached! We will be acknowledging the generosity of our Annual Fund donors in each issue of the Voice rather than at the end of the drive. Please consider donating to this worthy cause.

++++St. Joseph Society $5,000 and above +++Crimson Charter $1,000 - $4,999 ++Gray Guild $500- $999 +Streak Supporter $100- $499 §Legacy Donor (Annual Fund 17 and 18 Donor)

Classs of 1934 Mrs. Marguerite Morley (Molyet)§ Class of 1937 Mrs. Mercedes Keating (Wesolek)§ Class of 1939 Mrs. Marie Fisher (Beier)§ Class of 1940 Mrs. Eileen Gabel (Kusmer)§ Mr. & Mrs. Albert Wagner § Class of 1942 Mrs. Viola Mehling (Fisher) Mrs. Ann Vaughan (Hornstock) Class of 1943 Mr. & Mrs. Louis Lee (Imelda Swint) Ms. Fran Miesle+§ Mr. & Mrs. Gerard Shondell (Roselyn Darr) Class of 1944 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Rich Mr. & Mrs. Albert Wagner (Rita Rodenhauser)§ Sr. Rita Mary Wasserman§ Class of 1945 Mr. & Mrs. Glen Decker§ (Claribel Wasserman) Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Halm+§ Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Hoffman (Loretta O’Neill)§ Class of 1946 Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Freeh (Rosalyn Mosser)+§ Mr. & Mrs. Donald Snyder (Noreen Setzler)§ Class of 1947 Mrs. Kathryn Ash (Kramer)§ Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Freeh+§ Mr. Earl Ross Mrs. Joyce Smith§ Class of 1948 Mr. Jack House+ Mr. & Mrs. Donald Miesle§ Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Saller (Lucretia Celek) Mrs. Peggy Sloma (Stadler) Class of 1949 Mr. & Mrs. Edward Guyer (Marylou Gabel)§ Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Halm (Mary Ann Recktenwald)+§ Mrs. Leona Laurer (Bertsch)§ Class of 1950 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Gottron+ Msgr. Richard Moyer+++§ Class of 1951 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Dubielak (Marilyn Porczak)§ Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Frampton (Phyllis Diedrich)+ Mrs. Janice Heffernan (Hipp)+ Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Steinle+§

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Class of 1952 Mr. & Mrs. Gaylord Bowden (Rose Mehling)§ Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Gottron (Ann Widman)+ Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Leite+§ Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Russell Mrs. Jean Wasserman (Mayle)§

Class of 1962 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Gonya (Margaret Dickman)§

Class of 1972 Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Lee (Connie Saner)+§

Class of 1991 Mr. & Mrs. Brad Young (Jamie Beier)+

Class of 1963 Ms. Sue Borkovich+§ Mr. & Mrs. John Whittaker (Elizabeth Haas)

Class of 1994 Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Dorobek (Amy Wagner)§ Mr. John Schneider

Class of 1953 Mr. & Mrs. Gaylord Bowden§ Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Klisz (Angela Toeppe)§ Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Leite (Mary Ellen Hughes)+§ Mr. & Mrs. Robert Schmidt (Shirley Gabel)§ Mrs. Jean Schwartz (Kirwen)§ Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Steinle (Joan Larkins)+§

Class of 1964 Mr. & Mrs. Franklin Bender (Carol Wagner)§ Mr. & Mrs. David Kupka (Linda Binsack) Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Mayle+

Class of 1973 Mr. & Mrs. William Bork§ Mr. & Mrs. Larry Fisher (Elaine Stover)+§ Mr. & Mrs. Roger Rhoad

Class of 1954 Mr. John Daniel§ Class of 1955 Mrs. Colleen Abramowski (Reardon)§ Mrs. Marian Kindred (Haas)§ Mrs. Irene Pellegrino (Hutchinson) Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Russell (Sandra Carte) Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Whitney (Kathryn Bowersox) Class of 1956 Ms. Marlene Bartson§ Mr. & Mrs. Norman Foos+ Mr. & Mrs. Tony Ruggiero (Ruthann Collier)+§ Mrs. Pat Spieldenner (Widman)+ Mr. & Mrs. Burk Tischler (Karol Thomsen)§ Class of 1957 Mr. & Mrs. Gary Chudzinski+§ Class of 1958 Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hoffert§ Mr. & Mrs. Michael Miesle Mrs. Jean Overmyer (Drusback)§ Class of 1959 Dr. & Mrs. John Andrews§ Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Babione§ Mr. & Mrs. Franklin Bender§ Mr. & Mrs. Paul Gonya+ Mr. & Mrs. Paul Szakovits+§ Mr. & Mrs. Donald Widman Class of 1960 Mr. & Mrs. Lee Bowden+§ Mr. & Mrs. Richard Michael (Suzanne Babione) Class of 1961 Mr. & Mrs. Lee Bowden (Sharon Tight)+§ Mr. & Mrs. Harold Ehrman+§ Ms. Karen Gabel+§ Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Gonya§ Mr. & Mrs. Norbert Halbisen (Mary Benlein)§ Mr. Jude Haslinger§ Mr. & Mrs. Carl Koebel+§

Class of 1965 Mr. James Haas§ Mr. Dale Haslinger+§ Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Rectenwald+§ Mr. Carl Schell§ Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Tischler§ Dr. & Mrs. Robert Valenzuela+ Mr. & Mrs. David Young (MaryAnn Foos)+§ Class of 1966 Mr. & Mrs. Rich Eshleman (Elizabeth Dumminger)§ Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Overmyer§ Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Rectenwald (Linda Wagner)+§ Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Tischler (Kathleen Shimer)§ Ms. Judy Wagner§ Mr. Michael Wehring§ Class of 1967 Mr. & Mrs. William Babione Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Fey+ Mr. Dana McCue+ Mr. Thomas Picciuto Ms. Martha Willis+§ Class of 1968 Mr. & Mrs. Rick Barbour+§ Mr. & Mrs. Charles Bork++§ Ms. Marsha Cook§ Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Lehmann+ Mr. & Mrs. William Turley (Sandra Hoffman)§ Class of 1969 Mr. & Mrs. Rick Barbour (Kathy Miller)+§ Mr. & Mrs. Mark Golden Class of 1970 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Beier+§ Ms. Sally Breyer (Frederick) Mr. & Mrs. John Faist§ Mr. & Mrs. Paul Hoelzle (Charlotte Kusmer)§ Mrs. Christine Kramer++ Class of 1971 Mr. & Mrs. John Fatica (Mary Zyski)§ Ms. Linda Gegorski§ Mr. & Mrs. William Herb Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Lehmann (Cathy Norton)+ Mr. Gregory Schneider

Class of 1974 Mr. & Mrs. Larry Fisher+§ Mr. Carl Overmyer§ Mr. & Mrs. Mike Wasserman+ Class of 1975 Mr. & Mrs. John Fey§ Mr. & Mrs. Steven Overholt (Marla Stout) Class of 1976 Mr. & Mrs. Tim Price Class of 1977 Mr. & Mrs. Mike Gottron+ Mr. & Mrs. Tim Price (Lori Saller) Class of 1978 Mr. & Mrs. Ramiro Sanchez (Susan Wagner)+§ Mr. & Mrs. Gene Snyder§ Class of 1980 Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Carroll (Michele Raths) Mr. Chris Cook§ Class of 1981 Mr. & Mrs. Norman Cook§ Mr. & Mrs. Ken Mosser+ Mr. & Mrs. Richard Poorman+ Class of 1982 Mr. Tim Foos+§ Mr. & Mrs. Terry Gonya (Laura Bisnette)§ Mr. Dave Rhineberger§ Class of 1984 Mr. & Mrs. Gene Snyder (Kelly Ross)§ Lt. Col. & Mrs. Edward Waldo (Karen Shaw) Mr. & Mrs. George Weissinger (Karen Cook)§ Class of 1985 Mr. & Mrs. David Batey Jr.+§ Mr. & Mrs. John Reiter§ Class of 1986 Mr. & Mrs. Todd Jett (Sandy Wagner) Class of 1988 Mr. & Mrs. Brad Young+ Class of 1989 Mr. & Mrs. Charles Bender Class of 1990 Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Paterak (Susan Dohanos) Mr. & Mrs. Ray Rellinger+ Mr. & Mrs. Eric Smola+

Class of 1995 Ms. Nicole O’Neal+ Class of 1996 Mr. & Mrs. Mark Ryan (Julia Bordner) Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Wiechman Class of 1997 Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Good§ Class of 1998 Ms. Kelli Schulz+ Class of 1999 Mr. & Mrs. Eric Setzler§ Class of 2000 Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Cahill (Tracy Snyder) Ms. Leah Strayer Class of 2001 Mr. & Mrs. Zach Sanchez+§ Class of 2003 Mr. Justin Fey§ Class of 2006 Ms. Brooke Roth Friends of BHCS Mr. & Mrs. David Batey Sr.+§ Mrs. Eileen Bauer§ Mr. & Mrs. Robert Beck§ Mr. & Mrs. Dan Beeker Mrs. Donna Boggs Mr. & Mrs. Chris Fox+ Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Good Mr. Francis Halbisen+ Mr. & Mrs. Kwong Hang+ Mr. & Mrs. Tim Harmon+§ Ms. Jan Hazen§ Mr. & Mrs. Jody Heberling§ Mr. & Mrs. George Hintze§ Mr. Thomas Hopp Mr. & Mrs. Monte Huss Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Jenkins§ Mr. & Mrs. Victor Kline§ Mrs. Anne Marquis+§ Dr. & Mrs. Mark Mathews+ Mrs. Irene Naderer§ Mr. & Mrs. Robert O’Brien§ Mr. Tom Ochs§ Ms. Marsha Overmyer+ Mrs. Pat Picciuto+++§ Ms. Liz Pietrykowski Mr. Gerald Porczak+§ Mrs. Sara Rich§ Mrs. Nancy Sattler+§ Reverend Dennis Schroeder Mr. Kenneth Weickert++ Mr. & Mrs. Norb Wethington+§ Mrs. Jane Wright+


Bishop Hoffman Catholic School Financial Results

The first year for the new consolidated Bishop Hoffman Catholic School ended with a Net Gain of $496,308 thanks to many donations through out the year. Two donations late in the year totaling $374,274 contributed greatly to the gain and some expenses in July and August were paid by the parishes. The Net Gain also allowed the school to carry forward approximately $320,000 in cash to start the 2011-2012 school year. The entire Net Gain of $496,308 was not carried forward because approximately $176,000 of the prepaid tuition for the 2010-2011 school year was used to pay expenses for the prior school year. During the planning process for the 2012-2013 school year the Governing Board will approve expenditures as recommended by the BHCS Administration and as allocated per the BHCS strategic planning process. There are some operating issues still to be determined such as how facilities are maintained between the parishes and school. The investments balance consists of $81,962 for Faculty/Staff and $686,198 for Capital Campaign Scholarships. The Loans & Notes Payable consist of Faculty/Staff Endowment Loans totaling $510,000 plus a Diocese Loan for $351,162.

Twelve Months Ending June 30, 2011

OPERATING INCOME Student Receipts Parish Subsidy Student Services (Athletics, Cafeteria and other) Gifts, Donations & Grants Other Total Income

922,728 601,066 493,032 295,999 $3,816,836

39.4% 24.2% 15.7% 12.9% 7.8% 100.0%

OPERATING EXPENSES Instructional Student Services (Athletics, Cafeteria and other) Administrative Building & Vehicle Total Expenses

$1,738,482 667,277 498,598 401,457 $3,305,814

45.5% 17.5% 13.1% 10.5% 86.6%








Operating Income in Excess of Operating Expenses Non Expenses in Excess of non Operating Income Net Gain

ASSETS: Cash Investments Endowment Receivable Accounts Receivable Prepaid Expenses Other Assets Total Assets

$1,681,575 768,160 510,000 5,954 5,411 1,296,358 $4,267,458

LIABILITIES: Prepaid Tuition & Registration Loans & Notes Payable Payroll Liabilities Other Liabilities Total Liabilities

$942,216 861,162 32,509 11,625 $1,847,512

EQUITY: Retained Earnings Net Gain Total Liabilities & Equity

$1,923,638 496,308 $4,267,458

Five Months YTD Ending November 30, 2011

Income Statement Ending November 30, 2011 School Receipts Student Receipts Parish Subsidy Student Services Gross Receipts (A) Mandated Services Reimbursement ( B ) Gifts, Donations & Grants Non-Student Fundraising Other Total School Receipts

Actual Plan $1,422,072.64 $1,417,331.75 336,420.44 337,858.31 193,425.00 233,597.33 45,845.00 64,900.88 20,554.00 22,218.35 540.00 (4,096.81) 9,206.00 14,552.39 2,091,103.09 2,023,322.19

Act vs. Plan $4,740.89 1,437.87 40,172.33 19,055.88 1,664.35 (4,636.81) 5,346.39 67,780.90

Operating Costs Instructional ( C ) Student Services Expense ( D ) Administrative ( E ) Building & Vehicle ( F ) Total Operating Costs

688,778.81 237,830.07 213,304.99 178,190.02 1,318,103.89

679,559.00 192,534.99 199,340.00 195,770.00 1,267,203.99

9,219.81 45,295.08 13,964.99 (17,579.98) 50,899.90

Operating Gain




Non-operating Receipts Gifts, Donations & Grants - Restricted ( G ) Other Total Non-operating Receipts Non-operating Expenses Capital Expenditures: Interest Expense Other Total non-operating Expenses Net Gain

38,453.35 1,338.73 39,792.08

23,259.44 23,259.44

449.90 13,945.36 5,484.79 19,880.05

2,020.00 13,992.20 16,012.20



15,193.91 1,338.73 16,532.64 (1,570.10) (46.84) 5,484.79 3,867.85 $29,545.79

( A )Receipts are above Planned in Athletics $3,246, Preschool $17,912, School Publications $7,036 ,and other $11,978. ( B )Payment from last year was received. ( C )Expenses for Priests, Sisters, and religion materials were Planned too low. ( D )Expenses are above Planned in Athletics $8,290, Cafeteria $14,178, Preschool $7,396, School Publications $11,238, and other $4,193. ( E )Invoices from last year for the Business Manager were not paid until July. ( F )Expenses to relocate the gas line and vehicle maintenance were less than estimated. ( G )PTO has $36,000 receipts over expenses.


Balance Sheet at November 30, 2011 Assets: Cash Accounts Receivable Prepaid Expenses Investments Endowment Receivable Other Assets Total Assets

$1,429,499.28 109,443.72 1,511.00 768,242.15 510,000.00 1,296,357.55 $4,115,053.70

Liabilities: Payroll Liabilities Courtesy Exchange Prepaid Tuition & Registration Loans & Notes Payable Other Liabilities Total Liabilities

$26,722.16 800.00 1,887.00 853,308.26 11,625.00 $894,342.42

Equity: Retained Earnings Net Gain

2,427,800.05 792,911.23

Total Liabilities & Equity

Legendary Coach Remembered Information courtesy of Vince Guerrieri, Fremont News-Messenger

Bob Smith is the winningest football coach in St. Joseph Central Catholic High School history. Smith went 183-68-10 as the Crimson Streaks’ head coach from 19461973. During that time, the Streaks won 12 Sandusky Bay Conference titles and assembled four undefeated seasons, including 27 straight wins from 1962 to 1964. While he was at St. Joseph, he was named the Ohio High School Athletic Association coach of the year in 1960, and athletic director of the year in 1974. But to remember Smith, who died at the age of 92, strictly by his coaching achievements is to do him a disservice, said many of the men who played for him and coached with him. “He’s a great example of what men should want to grow up and be like as a parent, husband, coach, mentor, and grandfather,” said Toledo Central Catholic coach Greg Dempsey. “He was a great mentor for me personally.” After leaving St. Joseph, Smith went to Toledo Central Catholic in 1976, where he served as an athletic director and football coach. Smith graduated from Norwalk St. Paul High School, and is in the respective halls of fame of Toledo Central Catholic, Norwalk St. Paul and was a charter member of the SJCC Hall of Fame in 1986. He is also a member of the Ohio High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame. Smith had his greatest success on the football field, but he also coached basketball and baseball for the Crimson Streaks. Jim Yeager, now a basketball official and commissioner of the Northern Ohio League, played two years for Smith in basketball and

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After the first five months into the school year we are running above Plan in our Operating Gain with state funds received for Mandated Services and Preschool receipts both above Plan. The Net Gain has been impacted by the net gain for the cookie dough fundraiser. After a review of the remaining seven months we feel strong that our school year will end in the black. There were some large donations late last year allowing us cash carried forward. The Governing Board will approve expenditures as recommended by the BHCS Administration and as allocated per the BHCS strategic planning process which will include how excess cash should be utilized.

three in football. “He was instrumental in helping me develop as an athlete as well as socially and spiritually,” said Yeager, a 1970 graduate and a 1994 inductee into the SJCC Hall of Fame. All of Smith’s players talked about his devotion to the rosary, having the team pray it on the bus to and from road games. He would also take the team to Saturday morning Mass, in addition to the regular weekly Mass on Sunday and the daily Masses they would attend during the school year. “He was a very devout man,” said Rick Barbour, a 1968 St. Joseph graduate who played for Smith and later became one of his assistant coaches in Fremont. Smith returned to SJCC in 2009, wearing his trademark hat and booster jacket, when the football seniors of 1965 were inducted as a group. Among the inductees was Mike Beier, who said that as a coach, Smith stressed fundamentals, and constant repetition of them in practice. “We would drill and drill and drill,” he said. “We would just run our plays until we wanted to throw up, but we never made a mistake running those plays.” Gary Geller, a 1968 St. Joseph graduate now serving as athletic director at his alma mater, said that Smith concentrated on the little extras, be it conditioning, preparation, prayers or discipline. “He had a love for kids, and that’s why he stuck around,” Geller said. “Kids keep you young. They have young ideas and they keep you alive, on your toes and thinking.”

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