John Standring ’66

Interviewed and Written by Patrick Mc Gavin 8/09 JOHN STANDRING ’66 Memory is precious and peculiar, especially childhood recollections. They flood the consciousness, drifting, floating, permanently held together as if roped together. “Memory believes before knowing remembers,” William Faulkner famously wrote. Some six decades ago, when he was just three years old, Jay Standring recalls […]

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Richard Doyle ’65

Interviewed and Written by Patrick Mc Gavin 8/09 RICHARD DOYLE ’65 Of late a particularly fascinating brand of psychological inquiry has examined the characteristics and personality traits of the first-born. Psychologists have pored over data, behavioral exploration, empirical studies, all designed to understand the motives, tendencies and manner of how a first born of a […]

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Robert Sigel ’53

Interviewed and Written by Patrick Mc Gavin 7/09 ROBERT SIGEL ’53 Every day of our lives, we make choices, shaped by feeling, intuition and habit. Some times it all flows and reaches a pure, inexorable logic and other times, it’s counterintuitive, going against the grain. Robert F. Sigel likes to say of himself: I’m a […]

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James M. Farrell ’61

Interviewed and Written by Patrick Mc Gavin 7/09 JAMES M. FARRELL ’61 All families have their own lore, a story, a tale, of interconnections or relationships entwined. James (Jim) M. Farrell likes to tell of the first ever date involving his mother and father. Both of his parents were first-generation Americans. His paternal grandparents arrived […]

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Gerald Schmitt ’58

Interviewed and Written by Patrick Mc Gavin 7/09 GERALD SCHMITT ’58 Sports are the great meritocracy of American life. They require no credentials, qualifications, preapproval or particular social standing. They just are. Regardless of the game, the sport, the competition, sport is the means by which a great many people defined themselves. It was especially […]

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Donald Hogan ’45

Interviewed and Written by Patrick Mc Gavin 5/09, Edited by Larry Lynch ’75 DONALD HOGAN ’45 The great American playwright Eugene O’Neill famously said about the Irish, they have no present or future. Their lives exist in a continuous, overlapping “past,” that remains suspended over their lives. Time is perhaps elusive, but memories, events, lives, […]

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Thomas O’Malley ’57

Interviewed and Written by Patrick Mc Gavin 5/09, Edited by Larry Lynch ’75  THOMAS O’MALLEY ’57 The 19th century Irish illustrator Henry Doyle (1827-92) created designs that sharply evoked the national mood and daily activity of Ireland. The wanderer is central to that myth. The sense of escape and adventure is a natural, inevitable part […]

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Charise Angone (Daughter, Conrad Angone ’57) Best Visual Effects BAFTA and OSCAR 2008

Charise Angone, Visual Effects Coordinator for the film “The Golden Compass” which won for Best Visual Effects ar the British Academy Awards (BAFTA) and the Motion Pictures Academy Awards (OSCAR) 2008. When asked what she thought of THE OSCAR, she said it was “heavy”. (she didn’t make it clear if she was referring to its […]

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Bill Koloseike ’45

Bill Koloseike ‘45 2008 issue of Chicago province Jesuit Publication “Partners”  Bill is not only a generous financial donor to Jesuit causes, but to quote him “I don’t just want to write checks, I want to do something – I want to be a part of it.” Bill is helping build a school in Kibera, Nairobi, is […]

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Donald Broderick ’43

Donald Broderick ‘43 -rip 2008- Donald Broderick came from St. Leo Parish attended St. Leo Grammar School and came to leo High School in the Fall of 1939 as a member of the Class of 1943. On March 22, 1941 in the Daily News relays at the International Amphitheatre Leo High School relay team of […]

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