Class of 1965 – 50th Reunion

We were the thirty-sixth annual graduating class of Leo High School on Tuesday, June 1, 1965.  On the morning of graduation, we attended Mass in the chapel of Leo along with our parents and we were the guests of the Parent Clubs for breakfast.

At 7:30 P.M., in Calumet High School’s auditorium, Leo’s former Chaplin, Rev. William Murphy, gave the convocation address of the evening.  Pastor Msgr. P.J. Molloy, Principal Br. P.L. O’Hare and Valedictorian Mykolas Drunga also addressed the graduates and guests.  258 diplomas and 90 scholarship/awards were bestowed to a class that started with 321 freshmen.  That evening marked our departure from the halls of Leo High School.

Hopefully June 2, 1965 didn’t end the many great acquaintances we made at Leo.  If so, the annual banquet on Friday April 24, 2015, will give us our last chance to renew old friendships and exchange old remembrances.  Maybe that old acquaintance will add another “time-out” in our last quarter in the game of life?

Our 50th Jubilee anniversary is drawing near.  To be a successful, we need you to attend.  Your participation will guarantee a wonderful 50th reunion!

50th CELEBRATION EVENTS

FRIDAY APRIL 24TH – Annual banquet at the Lexington House for alumni only.  The Class of ’65 will have a special cocktail reception at 5:00 p.m., Class photo at 6:30.  At 7:30 our class will be feted as the Jubilee Class of 2015 at the all class annual reunion banquet. Cost: $100 –  covers cocktail reception, banquet dinner, open bar, class portrait, class directory, reunion memento, souvenir, class memorials, Ads, Ad Book and mailings.  (Class photo will be distributed by the end of the evening)

OPTIONAL EVENTS ARE:

THURSDAY APRIL 23RD – Golf outing at Silver Lakes Country Club, 14700 S. 82nd Ave., Orland Park IL at 8:45 am.  Shot gun start at 9:30 am.   (708) 349-6940, www.silverlakecc.com. Cost $40 –  includes golf, cart, goodie bag, lunch ticket for hot dog, chips and beverage. Spouses / Significant others are welcomed to golf.

We are soliciting golf hole sponsorships. Cost: $100/hole.  If you cannot golf, please consider a hole sponsorship expressing your good wishes.  Also soliciting “golf goodie bag” donations, e.g. tees, balls, towels etc…Contact Dave Enright or Rich Doyle for all golf questions.  Any excess reunion proceeds will go to Leo H.S. as a Class donation.

After golf, A 3 HOUR RECEPTION at the Country Club will be held.  Cost: $25pp –  includes pop, beer, wine and snacks.  Spouses / Significant others are welcomed.

Non golfers are also invited to the reception that should start at 2:30 pm.  NON-GOLFERS, PLEASE try to come to the reception to start renewing old friendships and perhaps forging new ones.

SATURDAY APRIL 25TH – An escorted bus trip back to Leo High School for a tour followed by a social gathering at Bourbon Street Restaurant, 3559 W. 115th St. Merrionette Park IL 60803. Spouses/significant others are welcomed. Buses leave Bourbon Street parking lot at 10:30 a.m. for a nostalgic trip back to 79th and Sangamon.  Buses return about 1:00 pm for a three hour receptionCost: $25pp – includes bus trip, tour and appetizer buffet (cash bar) back at Bourbon Street Restaurant. 

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

We’re still locating classmates. An in-progress directory will be emailed out after Feb 18TH so addresses and emails can be verified.  If you do not want your ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER OR EMAIL INCLUDED IN A CLASS DIRECTORY please notify Bob Werner.  The directory will only be given to fellow classmates.  Also, classmates that that are in need of lodging or transportation to the reunion, we may be able to accommodate you: Contact Larry Hopman or Bob Werner.

OUT-OF-TOWNERS

Closest hotel to Lexington House is: Hilton Oak Lawn, 708-425-7800

Closest to Midway Airport: Hampton Inn 708-496-1900, Hilton Garden Inn 708-496-2700,

Courtyard by Marriott 708-563-0200 & Marriott 708-496-1900.

Further South:  Doubletree Inn Alsip 708-272-4200

If you are wishing to host or desiring to stay with a classmate contact Larry Hopman: 847-272-3105

 

We hope you can attend all events.  Please send in your check for the events that you can attend, to:

c/o Tom Boyle, State Bank of Countryside, 6734 Joliet Road, Countryside IL. 60525. 

Make check payable to:  LEO H.S. 65 reunion, along with the form below, (April 2nd deadline).

DO NOT send checks to the school or alumni association.  Your prompt response is requested.  If you cannot commit at this time; but, you’re planning to attend an event, please contact a committee member as soon as possible, so we can plan for the number of participants.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Boyle, Thomas                      thomas.boyle@banksbc.com             (708) 485-9020

Brown, Gerald                      gerry.brown47@gmail.com

Casey, Michael                     casey9519@sbcglobal.net

Connors, Thomas                 tomcon6345@yahoo.com

Curran, Gerald                      gbcurran@aol.com

Doyle, Richard                      richardacg8790@att.net                    (773)-418-0778

Enright, David                       denright@ameritech.net                   (708)-923-0017

Franke, Francis                     vfranke@comcast.net

Furlong, James                      jimfurl179@aol.com

Gannon, John                        jackgan@aol.com

Hopman, Lawrence             lehopman@att.net                              (847)-272-3105

Johnston ,Robert                  rjohnston@ameritech.net

King, Edward                         ejkinglaw@sbcglobal.net

Marren, Thomas                   twmarren1@ameritech.net               (773)-239-8141

O’Brien, Thomas                   tpobleo65@comcast.net

Rose, Ronald                         rosesrpa@comcast.net

Werner, Robert                   46james@hotmail.com                       (708) 636-9183

Zielinski, Gerry                     glz4@comcast.com

 

 

IF YOU REMEMBERED WE GRADUATED ON A TUESDAY JUNE 1ST, TRY THESE:

  1. WHERE WAS THE JUNIOR-SENIOR DANCE HELD?
  2. WHAT BAND PLAYED?
  3. WHERE WAS THE SENIOR YEAR HOMECOMING DANCE HELD ?
  4. WHAT BAND PLAYED?
  5. WHO WERE THE HOMECOMING KING & QUEEN AND COURT?
  6. WHERE AND WHEN WAS THE SENIOR PROM?
  7. WHAT OTHER DANCES DID THE DANCE COMMITTEE SPONSOR IN SENIOR YEAR?
  8. WHAT NEW SPORT WAS ADDED TO THE LEO ATHLETIC PROGRAM IN SENIOR YEAR?
  9. WHAT WAS THE ONLY LEO TEAM THAT TOOK A 1ST PLACE IN A TOURNAMENT SENIOR YEAR?
  10. WHAT TV SHOW DID THREE OF OUR ERUDITE STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN?
  11. WHAT ACTIVITY DID LEO “THESPIANS” PARTICIPATE IN?
  12. WHO WAS OUR LEO THE LION MASCOT (in the Lion outfit)?
  13. WHAT CLAMOROUS PERFORMANCE, UTILIZING PISTOL SHOTS FOR CANNON SHOTS, DID THE BAND PERFORM AT THE SPRING CONCERT IN CALUMET’S H.S. AUDITORIUM?
  14. WHAT MELODY OF SONGS DID THE MIXED GLEE CLUB PERFORM AT THE SPRING CONCERT?
  15. WHO WAS THE SENIOR PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR THE GLEE CLUB?

 

-answers below

 

 

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                                                (If you haven’t received emails)

Email:

 

YOUR NAME_________________________________________________

ALUMNI JACKET SIZE              [   ]L            [   ]XL            [   ]XXL          [   ]XXXL

 

Spouse/other (Name for optional events)

_________________________________________

[     ] Alumni Banquet Ticket, Fri. April 24th: $100/alum           $__________

[     ] Golf Outing, Thurs. April 23th: $40/ golfer      $__________

[     ] After Golf reception, Thurs. April 23rd: $25/ person     $__________

[     ] Leo School tour & reception, Sat. April 25th:$25/person         $__________

[     ] Golf hole sponsorship, $100/hole (PRINT SPONSOR MESSAGE

OR ATTACH BUSINESS CARD ON BACKSIDE OF THIS FORM)     $__________

 TOTAL                                                                                                                         $__________

 

Requested golf pairings or foursome:

 1)___________________________________ 

2)___________________________________

3) ___________________________________ 

4) ___________________________________

[   ] Single, please set me up in an all class of 1965 foursome.

-MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO LEO H.S. 65 REUNION.              

 SEND TO:  C/O TOM BOYLE, STATE BANK OF COUNTRYSIDE, 6734 JOLIET ROAD, COUNTRYSIDE IL. 60525

 

-GOLF-HOLE SPONSORS:

ATTACH ON BACK SIDE OF THIS FORM YOUR GOOD WISHES FOR YOUR SPONSORSHIP SIGN.

 

 

 

ANSWERS:

 

  1. JACK KILTY’S RESTAURANT, FEB. 12TH, 4545 W. 95TH, OAK LAWN, (NOW A BURGER KING)
  2. BEN DINWIDDIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA
  3. LEO’S AUDITORIUM
  4. THE TORQUAYS
  5. RAY SIEGEL & CATHY WALSH, court: RICH O’BRIEN, BETTY BROSNAN AND PAT MCGANN, MARY SCHIMPF
  6. VALLEY VIEW FARM, FRANKFORT IL; MAY 7TH.
  7. HALLOWEEN DANCE AND RECORD HOPS AFTER MOST HOME BASKETBALL GAMES
  8. WATER POLO
  9. THE SWIM TEAM
  10. WTTW CHANNEL’S “IT’S ACADEMIC”: DAN CARROLL, ANDREW DILLON & ROGER KENNY
  11. THE DRAMA CLUB
  12. GREG PUSZKIEWICZ
  13. TCHAIKOVSKY’S 1812 OVERTURE
  14. COLE PORTER’S
  15. MYKOLAS DRUNGA

 

The following classmates are missing.  Please contact a committee member if you know the whereabouts of these classmates:

 

James, George            little flowerQuinn, Patrick                        leoWalsh, Patrick                        bernadetteBock, Bernard                        scared heartBowler            , Maurice        thomas mooreCleary, Michael          visitation ?Cozzolino, Nicholas   leoHanlon            , Thomas         philip neriJones, Sumner            dorothyJoslyn, Dennis            christinaKalvaitis, Robert        camillus

Kubiak, Dennis           our lady of peace

Kundrot, Andrew      leo

Landos, Neal              christina

Linklater, Michael      bride

Luchsinger, Frank      cajetan

Lux, Robert                 christina

Lyons, Frank               brenden

 

  Mackey, James           lady of peaceMcKinney, Eric           dorothyMooore , Grerory      ColumbanusMoriarity, John          philip neriMueller, Thomas        thomas mooreO’Donnell, Thomas    ritaOhde, Edward                        our lady of the ridgeRiebel, William           leoRohrer, John              denisSchnieder, Paul          john the baptistVeith, Thomas                        nicholas of tolentine

Wall, John                  scared heart

Ward, Michael           adrian

Watts, William           margaret of scottland

Weiher, John              basil

Zeisel, Bernard           john the baptist

Duncan, Thomas        philip neri

 

Optional Golf Hole Sponsor’s Best Wishes or Message for green signs:

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For reunion questions Contact:

Tom Boyle,  Thomas.Boyle@banksbc.com   (708) 485-9020 or

Bob Werner,  46james@hotmail.com  (708) 636-9183

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