Leo Alumni Meetings 2011 / 2012

Leo Alumni Meetings 2011 December 14 Leo Alumni Meetings 2012 January 18 February 15 March 21 April 11 April 18 April 25 Father Perez Knights of Columbus 3422 W. 111th Street Chicago, IL MEETINGS AT 7:30 PM

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Joe Murphy ’61

 As taken from the book “Echoes in the Gangway” by Joe Murphy ’61 Chapter 29  High school days   “You’re no mental giant, Murph!” – Brother Coogan, 1958   After a summer fraught with worries about starting high school I wound up arriving two days late. Thanks to our extended visit to Jack’s house both Jim […]

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Leo Runners Overcome Adversity at Home, Excel in Track 2011

By Mike Helfgot Special to the Tribune April 16, 2011 In a city full of broken homes, Denzel Howard’s burned to the ground. Sitting in honors chemistry class at Leo 14 months ago last week, Howard received a text message from a cousin urging him to get home immediately. The track-and-field standout saw smoke and […]

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Illinois HR1593 97th General Assembly Resolution Honors Richard Doyle’s ’65 Life of Service!

Illinois HR1593 97th General Assembly Resolution Honors Richard Doyle’s ’65 Life of Service! Illinois State Rep John O’Sullivan’s Resolution (HR1593 97th General Assembly) passed by the Illinois General Assembly and signed by Governor Pat Quinn honors south side Vietnam Era Veteran, Windy City Veteran Director, Local 150 Illinois Operating Engineers member, Father Perez Council Grand […]

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Curtis Cooper ’75

Interviewed and Written by Patrick Mc Gavin 1/11 CURTIS COOPER ’75 Every era has its wonders and aura of innate possibilities. Coming of age on the South side of Chicago in the late nineteen-sixties and early seventies is tinged with the contradictory and the eventful. It was a time of discord and rancor but also […]

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Jack Schaller ~ Schaller’s Pump

Interviewed and Written by Patrick Mc Gavin 8/10 JACK SCHALLER ~ SCHALLER’S PUMP A LEO STORY OF MEN GIVING BACK It could be a scene from a play, or a movie. It’s a beautiful late summer afternoon. A weekday. A group of older, clearly distinguished gentlemen, friendly and at ease with each other congregates in […]

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Peter Doyle

Interviewed and Written by Patrick Mc Gavin 8/10 PETER DOYLE Life at Leo The hundreds of young men he taught and counseled at Leo called him Brother William. He arrived, a young adult himself, at Leo in the fall of 1967, the world gripped in social convulsions and rapidly shifting social mores. Peter Doyle has […]

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Edwon Simmons ’93

Interviewed and Written by Patrick Mc Gavin 8/10 EDWON SIMMONS ’93 What’s in a name, Shakespeare famously asked in Romeo and Juliet. Juliet observes, “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Names are sometimes a curse, but they sometimes get right at the heart of the matter. Edwon […]

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William McFarlane ’83

Interviewed and Written by Patrick Mc Gavin 8/10 WILLIAM MC FARLANE ’83 Losing your father at any time is difficult. It is beyond the pale to imagine the emotional experiences of William (Bill) McFarlane when his father Ronald, a retired Chicago police lieutenant, died from complications of a heart attack in June 1982, after Bill […]

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Moment of truth at Leo Dan McGrath ’68

Moment of truth at Leo, Trust newspaper veteran McGrath to do his best to revitalize alma mater The last time I truly trusted Dan McGrath was when I turned to him during Game 3 of the 2003 NL Championship Game and asked what the chemical name was for truth serum. ”Phenobarbital,” he said without so […]

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