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•   Ed Cuschieri  9/18
•   Robert Ihlenfeldt  9/18
•   Diane Wawrzyniec (Vidovic)  9/15
•   Robert Murray  9/14
•   Mike Dennisuk  9/13
•   Mac Deuparo  9/12
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•   Dennis Glasgow  9/8
•   Nemesio Villarruel  9/7
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1 lives in Alabama
2 live in Arizona
5 live in California
4 live in Colorado
7 live in Florida
1 lives in Georgia
1 lives in Iowa
1 lives in Massachusetts
99 live in Michigan
1 lives in Minnesota
1 lives in Missouri
1 lives in North Carolina
1 lives in Pennsylvania
2 live in Texas
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UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Mari Duffy (Barlow)  9/22
•   Lorraine Simpson (Hattie)  9/28
•   Christine Kowal (Brookins)  10/8
•   Michael Pulis  10/11
•   John Polanski  10/12

JOINED CLASSMATES


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 59.3%


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WHERE ARE THEY NOW


Holy Redeemer High School
Class Of 1969

OUR 50TH CLASS REUNION

WAS A BLAST!

Click the "50th Reunion Pics"

at the top left to

see some initial photos...more to come!

 

Mike Black and his wife Syndi will be joining us at the Reunion.  That makes 62!

Monday, September 2nd is the deadline for our 50th High School Reunion registration. Don't miss out on a great time with your classmates. Carpe diem!  Click below to register...

http://www.holyredeemer69.com/ep_event.cfm?EventID=10063

 

DON'T STOP!

59 people have registered for our 50th Class Reunion scheduled for Saturday September 14th.

LINDA JASSO KUJIK and ARTURO MANRIQUEZ 

Registered are:

Karen Assenmacher 

Mike Black and spouse

Yvonne Charrette Marshall and spouse

Mari Duffy Barlow and son Bill Barlow Jr

Dan Campbell 

Ken Charboneau

Ed Cuschieri

Mike Dennisuk

Mac Deuparo

Colleen Donnelly Lachapelle and Joe Lachapelle

Tony Duarte

Vicky Fenech Kremmec

Reggie Garliauskas Goebel

Fred Greenhaw and guest 

Patrice Gavin Katroscik and Ed Katroscik

Father Dennis Glasgow and Father Jack Quinlan

Karen Hammon Gebhardt and spouse

Therese Henri Thorn and spouse

Bob Ihlenfeldt and spouse

Linda Jasso Kujik and spouse

Linda Jednyak Sandoval

Algis Kaunelis

Ray Kilmanas and spouse

John Kirvale

Arturo Manriquez 

Ed McCarthy

Margie McDonald Leskosky

Carol McGuire and son

John Meixner

Bob Murray

Al Norkunas

John Nowacki

Rick Nowakowski and spouse

John Pavlak

Carol Peruzzi Berger and guest

Paul Pisani

John Polanski and spouse

Claudia Polski Portelli

Ken Seguin and spouse

Ed Somensatto

Ilene Soroka MacDonald and spouse

Christina Virginack Sanow

Nemesio Villarruel

Diane Wieczorek Bartos

Hoping to see everybody at the reunion!

The direct registration link http://www.holyredeemer69.com/ep_event.cfm?EventID=10063

 

 

See list of attendees below....

We now have 53 for our 50th Class Reunion! In the last few days we've received registrations from Vicky Fenech Kremnec, Fred Greenhaw,  Carol Peruzzi Berger and Paul Pisani.  How about YOU?

Once you've registered for the September 14th Reunion, plan on going to a Tiger Ball Game on Friday September 13th. The Tigers will be playing the Orioles.  Game starts at 7:10. 

DEADLINE for Tiger tickets is August 16th!!!

Tickets are reserved for classmates attending the Reunion. Thanks to Mike Dennisuk for arranging this.

https://groupmatics.events/event/Holyredeemer6

WE'RE UP TO 53 REGISTERED! 

ARE YOU WITH US?

53 folks have registered for our 50th Class Reunion scheduled for September 14th. It will probably be our last Reunion.

Yes, we have asked, we have cajoled, we have reminded, we have teased....

The Committee, comprised of Mike Dennisuk, Rick Nowakowski, Therese Henri Thorn, Dan Campbell, Ken Seguin, Fr. Dennis Glasgow, Big Al Norkunas and Ilene Soroka MacDonald have worked to plan a reunion that would be classy, memorable and fun for classmates. Not knowing how many classmates would attend made it difficult to select a venue, plan catering, etc. Committee members have willingly made deposits out of their own pockets to secure plans. They have also paid up front for postcards, mailings, etc.

Simply put: IF YOU ARE ON THE FENCE, CLIMB DOWN AND REGISTER! The Reunion is only 40 days away. You might think, "I see the classmates I want to see all the time". There are classmates coming from out of town who would love to see YOU.

Frankly, this is probably our last REUNION. It won't be the same without YOU!

The link to register is: http://www.holyredeemer69.com/ep_event.cfm?EventID=10063

Here are the registered guests so far:

Karen Assenmacher 

Yvonne Charrette Marshall and spouse

Mari Duffy Barlow and son Bill Barlow Jr

Ken Charboneau

Ed Cuschieri

Mike Dennisuk

Mac Deuparo

Colleen Donnelly Lachapelle and Joe Lachapelle

Tony Duarte

Vicky Fenech Kremnec

Patrice Gavin Katroscik and Ed Katroscik

Regina Garliauskas Goebel

Father Dennis Glasgow and Father Jack Quinlan

Fred Greenhaw and guest

Karen Hammon Gebhardt and spouse

Therese Henri Thorn and spouse

Bob Ihlenfeldt and spouse

Linda Jednyak Sandoval

Algis Kaunelis

Ray Kilmanas and spouse

Ed McCarthy

Margie McDonald Leskosky

Carol McGuire and son

John Meixner and spouse

Bob Murray 

Al Norkunas

Rick Nowakowski and spouse

John Pavlak

Carol Peruzzi Berger and brother

Paul Pisani 

John Polanski and spouse

Claudia Polski Portelli

Ken Seguin and spouse

Ed Somensatto

Ilene Soroka MacDonald and spouse

Diane Wieczorek Bartos

 

 

Hoping to see everybody at the reunion!

 

 

NASA's budget in 1969 was $4,000,000,000. A ticket to our 50th class reunion is only $75. Register today. Click the "50th Class Reunion " at the top left of this page and tell a friend!

 

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR OUR 5OTH CLASS REUNION!

THE REUNION IS PLANNED FOR SATURDAY, SEPT. 14TH

PLEASE click the link "50th Class Reunion!" at the top left of this screen to register.  Don't delay!

_______________________________________

The Class of '69 has generously donated funds to support the tuition of a Detroit Cristo Rey student.  Aron Lecea will be graduating this year, FIFTY YEARS since we graduated from Redeemer.  Therese Henri Thorn joined John Pavlak and Rick Nowakowski to enjoy lunch with Aron.  Below is Therese's recap of the event:

Rick Nowakowski, John Pavlak and Therese Thorn met for lunch on April 11th with Mike Khoury, Detroit Cristo Rey President/CEO and Aron Lecea, our student that the Class of “69 has sponsored for his 4 years of high school. Aron can’t believe how quickly his high school years have flown by and he is ever grateful for the support and opportunity our Class has given him.  Aron plans to attend Henry Ford Community College for the next 2 years and then transfer to University of Michigan Dearborn to study engineering.  Over the past 4 years, Aron has participated in Detroit Cristo Rey’s Corporate Work/Study program with Adient, an automotive seating systems and component supplier and plans to remain in contact with them going forward. 

Aron is currently participating in the “Detroit Mercy” (Detroit Cristo Rey and University of Detroit Mercy) Dual Enrollment program.  This program is allowing Aron the opportunity to enroll in college courses during his Senior year. He praises the value of this program because he is treated as a college student and is understanding that, going forward, his success is dependent upon his personal commitment.

When asked what he believes DCR does very well, Aron cited the Dual Enrollment program as most effective in preparing students for their future college and career experiences.  When asked where DCR could improve, Aron noted that he would have liked more than one year of Physical Education.  Not being able to participate in sports because of family responsibilities and other commitments, Aron found that PE helped him deal with stress which made is Junior year more enjoyable. 

Aron is a great young man, mature, poised and looking forward to his next steps. We are proud that he has persevered at Detroit Cristo Rey and feel very confident that he will be successful in life.  

We plan to continue this program and hope that you will answer the call to help a worthy Detroit Cristo Rey student.  

 

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

SEPTEMBER 14, 2019

HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR OUR 50TH CLASS REUNION BASED ON THE SURVEY RESULTS.  MORE INFORMATION WILL FOLLOW.

The Committee is looking for classmates to help select (and of course taste test) caterers for the event.  Would you like to help?  Please email Rick Nowakowski at ricknow@earthlink.net


Anyone remember this song being played at a district champ basketball game by the opponents before the game started? The game was at Divine Child...our mighty Lions were not sleeping...click below...

https://www.facebook.com/719663992/posts/10156786399163993/


                          

CLASS OF '69 ONCE AGAIN

SHOWS ITS HEART AND SOUL

TO DETROIT CRISTO REY

It's not a surprise that the amazing Class of '69 stepped up to the plate and provided donations to allow "Aron" to complete his senior year at Detroit Cristo Rey for the 2018-2019 school year.  When we were in high school we beat everyone in spirit and despite almost 50 years, we've still got it.  

Thanks to 22 of you, we have collected $4,069!  Given our goal was $2,500, that is incredible.  To those who donated, thank you.  For those of you who wanted to give but let it slip by, we still need you.  There are several classmates who have donated in the past that have yet to contribute.  It's not too late!

It's sooo easy to donate. Just go to https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/detcristorey. Please mark in the box "I want my donation to be dedicated" "CLASS OF '69".

Many thanks to Ken Seguin, who challenged classmates by pledging to match the highest donation up to $1,000.  Rick Nowakowski (who regularly volunteers his time at Cristo Rey and regularly donates) accepted Ken's challenge and beat all others.  Thanks to both of these classmates.  It's rewarding to see the generosity of our classmates.  Not everyone has the ability to make large donations but no matter how small, every single dollar counts.  It costs far more to educate a student at Detroit Cristo Rey than the $2,500 we contribute.  The additional monies we have collected will continue to serve the Cristo Rey community in future years.

Here are the classmates who have generously donated this year:

1.  Andrew Darmanin
2.  Mike Dennisuk
3.  Mac Deuparo
4.  Mary Jo Doran Demars
5.  Mari Duffy Barlow
6.  Dennis Glasgow
7.  Therese Henri Thorn
8.  Ed Katroscik
9.  Patrice Gavin Katroscik
10.  Barbara Lukasiewicz
11. Ed McCarthy
12. Carol McGuire
13. Patrick McNamara
14. Karen Piotrowski McNamara
15. John Mifsud
16. Rick Nowakowski
17. John Pavlak
18. Michael Pulis
19. Ken Seguin
20. Ilene Soroka MacDonald
21. Phyllis St Amand Rini
22. Catherine Hudak (class supporter)
23. Karen Hammon Gebhardt

Classmates join Aron

for lunch at Detroit Cristo Rey

John Pavlak, Therese Henri Thorn, Aron and Rick Nowakowski enjoyed lunch together at Redeemer on May 4th.  Aron updated them on his school goals and progress.  John, Therese and John enjoyed reminiscing at the Big RE.  


HOLY REDEEMER CLASS OF '69

WE DID IT!!!

 

The Class of '69 came through again. We collected $2,826, $326 over our goal.
Thanks to our generous donors who prove that our class still rocks!  We can proudly say that we are able to pay for Aron's tuition for the third year at Detroit Cristo Rey.  Congratulations.
Therese Henri Thorn
Mary-Jo Doran DeMars
John Mifsud
Mariella Duffy Barlow
Barb Lukasiewicz
Ed McCarthy
Karen Piotrowski and Pat McNamara
Ken Seguin
John Pavlak
Ilene Soroka MacDonald
Carol McGuire
Michelle Karl
Catherine Hudak (Barb Lukasiewicz's sister who was inspired with Cristo Rey story)
Karen Hammon Gebhardt
Karen Assenmacher
Eduardo Somensatto
Tony Duarte
Ed and Patrice (Gavin) Katroscik
Kathy Snyder

Nancy (Cini) and Frank Podczervinski

Rick Nowakowski

Algis Kaunelis

William Kish

Phyllis St. Amand Rini

You can still donate... https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/detcristorey. Please mark your donation for the Class of 69. If you can't mark it or forgot, just email ilenemacdonald@yahoo.com and we will get it earmarked for our fund.

 

WE CAN DO THIS!

For the last two years, Class of '69 members generously donated over $2,500 (each year) to pay for a Cristo Rey student's tuition.  We asked again last month for classmates to open their wallets and their hearts for a Cristo Rey students.  Our focus has been on "Aron", who is successfully completing his sophomore year at Cristo Rey.

Therese Henri Thorn, John Pavlak, Rick Nowakowski, and Ilene Soroka MacDonald had the privilege of meeting Aron and sharing a lunch with him at Cristo Rey.  We also had an opportunity to tour the Big RE and reminisce.  It looks very familiar when you walk down the hallways.  What was not familiar was the cafeteria which has been completely renovated.  The library now looks more like a computer lab.  Walls are not lined with books but it was still filled with students seeking knowledge, just in a different way. 

Aron with Ilene, Rick, Therese and John looking at our 1969 Class Yearbook

We need you!  It costs far more than $2,500 to educate one student for one year at Cristo Rey (opened in 2008 in our Holy Redeemer High School building under the direction of the Basilian Fathers and Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters).  The students work one day a week at a job placement.  According to the school, "Our students get up before dawn every day to arrive to school on time and keep pace with a rigorous academic schedule. This year they will earn $2,100,000 toward the cost of their education by working in more than 80 businesses throughout metro Detroit."  Additionally, many other philanthropic efforts are in place to make it financially possible for students to attend.   Classmate Rick Nowakowski volunteers one day a week at the school in addition to supporting many fundraising events.  John Polanski has also been very involved in supporting the school financially.

Our cafeteria renovated!

Did you know that Detroit Cristo Rey has 100% College Acceptance for its graduating seniors this year?  Incredible! This is the fifth year in a row and 90% of those students are still enrolled in college the following year.  This is far above the national average.

 

We Did It!!!

Congratulations to the Class of '69 for once again coming through for a cause.  Because of the generosity of the classmates listed below, we have been able to provide tuition coverage for sophomore student, Aron. Our goal was $2,500 but we exceeded our expections with $2,850!

If you meant to donate but life got in the way, we still need contributions and they will be added to our account for next year.  

Thanks to classmates Therese Henri Thorn, Rick Nowakowski, John Pavlak, Ken Seguin and Ilene MacDonald for spearheading this effort.  Thanks to Mike Khoury, Director at Detroit Cristo Rey for his help and diligence.  

Mariella (Duffy) Barlow

Mary-Jo (Doran) Demars

Tony Duarte

Michelle Karl

Barb Lukasiewicz

Karen (Hammon) Gebhardt

Algis Kaunelis

Colleen (Donnelly) and Joe Lachapelle

Ilene (Soroka) MacDonald

Ed McCarthy

Carol McGuire

Karen (Piotrowski) and Pat McNamara

John Mifsud

Rick Nowakowski

John Pavlak

Paul Pisani

Nancy (Cini) and Frank Podczervinski

Phyllis (St. Amand) Rini

Ken Seguin

Ed Somensatto

Therese (Henri) Thorn

Judy (Martinez) Thrash

Here is the link to make a contribution online or information for sending a contribution via US Mail (make sure you indicate it is for the Class of '69):

https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/detcristorey

Sad News About Coach McCartney

"We would like to share the news that our father, Coach Bill McCartney has been diagnosed with late-onset Dementia/Alzheimer's. We (his family) have been noticing memory issues for the past few years and he was recently diagnosed. He is receiving treatment and we are hoping this slows the progression of the disease. He is still the same Coach Mac - biking, golfing, supporting the Buff's and being an active member of his church."
"We are making this public to ask for your understanding and patience as we know he frequently runs into fans, friends and former players. This is a frustrating and confusing disease, and if he appears disconnected or unknowing, please don't take it personally."
"Please keep Coach Mac in your thoughts and prayers as we navigate through this difficult time."
"The McCartney Family"

HOLY REDEEMER CLASS OF '69 SCHOLARSHIP FUND

FOR DETROIT CRISTO REY

LET'S GET FIRED UP!

Last year, many Class of '69 members generously donated over $2,500 to pay for a Cristo Rey student's tuition.  We are asking YOU once again to open your hearts and open your wallets to help a deserving student experience a Catholic education at Detroit Cristo Rey. 

We need you!  It costs far more than $2,500 to educate one student for one year at Cristo Rey (opened in 2008 in our Holy Redeemer High School building under the direction of the Basilian Fathers and Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters).  The students work one day a week at a job placement.  Dollars earned go towards their education.  Additionally, many other philanthropic efforts are in place to make it financially possible for students to attend.  We were able to pay for the tuition of "Aron" this year.  Aron is successfully completing his freshman year at Cristo Rey. 

Did you know that Detroit Cristo Rey has 100% College Acceptance for its graduating seniors this year?  Incredible!

How do you donate?  Click the link below and please mark on your donation that it is from the "Class of 1969".  We will keep track of our donations and post them on our website.  Let's surpass last year's donations of $2,644.  We can do this!

 https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/detcristorey  

 


 

Holy Redeemer Memorabilia Goldmine!

Kathy Suchyta (class of '66 and sister of Greg Suchyta) has made a website of Holy Redeemer memorabilia. Many items have been taken from school newspapers, yearbooks, etc. These were items she salvaged when the school closed. Thank you, Kathy! 

tmwoz.com/holyredeemerhighschool/Homepage.html

 

Stay tuned!

Despite the meager turnout, we had a great time reminiscing about the Big RE!

Left to right:  Algirdas Norkunas, Ilene Soroka MacDonald, John Pavlak, Dan Campbell, Dennis Glasgow and Dennis' friend, Fr. Jack Quinlan