The Story of CHARLIE'S ANGELS

 

Once the purchase of the building was finalized, FRIENDS OF ANGELS president Chuck (Charlie) Wood enlisted the help of Jim Cramer '59 and Earl Wirtz '58—two highly skilled alumni who spearhead the renovation. They recruited other talented volunteers, and the group became affectionately known as "Charlie's Angels." And they truly were. Each one devoted hundreds of hours of time and talent to the Alumni House renovation, eventually expanding their services to the school, where they completed over 100 projects between 2008-2014 saving St. Catherine's an estimated $75,000. Check out a partial list of their school projects below. A simple thank you was all they required to continue their service. This is truly an amazing group of guys.

Charlie's Angels at Work

Left to right:  Joe Woitach '59, Earl Wirtz '58, Ed Howard (honorary 2009), Jim Cramer '59,

Tom Mielcarek '63, Dan Bentz '58, Ralph Mazzie '70, Dave Benjamin '61 (not pictured—golfing or fishing that day)

The Growing Family of Angels

As work progressed on the building renovation, more Angels joined the group to contribute time and talent. Those not pictured here include:

  

Dave O'Brien '58, Upholstery Man

 

Dave Keenan '66, Helper

 

John Burgess, Helper

 

Dan Peterson '65, Helper

 

Jack Kelley, Utility Man

 

Dan Lesperance '65, Helper

 

Tom Krug '60, Electric Man

 

Jim Lueloff, Helper

 

Todd Pettit '61, Money Man

 

Jeff Pulda '71, Mr. Warmth

 

Bob Letsch '61, The Man

 

Tom Reisenauer '54, Alumni Man

 

Larry Benjamin '61, Softball Man

 

George Gordon, Champion Man

 

Tom Goebel '61, Electrical Support

 

Keith Ruelle '61, Music Man

 

Jim Poulsen '60, Connections Man

 

Don Klemt, Numbers Man

 

Roger DeMark '61, Ladies Man

 

Mike Iggulden '58, Warrior Club Man

 

Dick Milkie '53, Golf Ball Man

 

 

Jim Cramer '59

Boss Man

Earl Wirtz '58

Wire Man

Dan Bentz '58

Painter Man

Ralph Mazzie '81

Handy Man

The Angels on Graduation Day 2009, when Angel Ed Howard received his honorary diploma from St. Catherine's. Those Angels clean up well, don't they?

Ed Howard (Honorary 2009)

Plumber Man

Joe Woitach '59

Muscle Man

Dave Benjamin '61

Ladder Man

Bob Garrity '62

Helper

Tom Mielcarek '63

Anchor Man

Jim Welsh '56

Chili Man

Morley Torgerson '67

Helper

Terry Kovara '64

Helper

Tim Shea '73

Electrician

Tom Kaiser

Helper

Colin Pankow '80

Helper

Fr. Cletus Uhen

Chaplain & Confessor

Jim Morelli

Cement Man

Brendan O'Brien '99

 

Mike Seitz '73

SCHS Projects Completed by CHARLIE'S ANGELS

 

•  removed old cabinets and flooring from the AD's office

•  installed gym camera for the AD office

•  painted gym doors 

•  re-keyed gym, coaches office, athletic storage room and

   weight room to a universal key

•  installed 14 white screens in classrooms

•  moved Athletic and Alumni Hall of Fame plaques to first- and

   second-floor halls (over 350 plaques)

•  repaired and repainted cafeteria walls 

•  cleaned, re-caulked and painted basement windows

•  removed 8 iron radiators

•  assembled 30 computer stations

•  constructed and painted orchestra pit wall in auditorium

•  secured 9 science desks to floor

•  assembled batting cage in Aquin Field, east of garage

•  painted first-floor hallway

•  cleaned the gym bleachers

•  installed safety rails for the gym bleachers

•  checked batteries and replaced stand-by lights in entire school

•  cleaned trophy cases

•  installed 16 60-inch TVs in classrooms and removed 14

   white screens 

•  assembled 20 computer classroom work stations 

•  relocated 40 athletic plaques—regional and sectional

•  cleaned the floor, painted walls, rewired and created a parent

   reception area at the Angel Cheer/Pom Studio (over 2000 sq.

   ft.) in the Warren Packaging storage building on 4-Mile Road

          

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