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Monday Mar 27, 2023

Updated: Mar 28, 2023

BIG THANKS to Frank D'Acquisto and Dick Graceffa who sponsored lunch today.

Delicious Italian Beef Sandwiches on “million dollar buns” (per Dick) and all the fixings were brought by Dick Graceffa and Frank D’Acquisto for today’s lunch. Fantastic and thoroughly enjoyed by all! Molte Grazie (many thanks) Dick and Frank! They also provided a decorated cake for dessert.

* Dick Graceffa will be the emcee for the Black & White Ball - Saturday April 22nd - SCHS

Dick Graceffa '69, Frank D'Acquisto '77

Joe Ingrasci ’64, Alumni House “sommelier”, presents Dick and Frank with a bottle of LoDuca Mamertino red wine imported from Italy. It was displayed for sharing! Salute!

Dick Graceffa, Joe Ingrasci '64, Frank D'Acquisto

Joining Us: Frank D'Acquisto, Dick Graceffe, John Busey, Pat (Ingrasci) Nielsen, Joe Ingrasci, Fr Ron Crewe, Bob Broihier, Rick Jones, Jack Kelley, Tom Konieczko,

Joe Macareno, Terry Toll, Dan DeMatthew, Amy DeMatthew, Gary Schonert, Dan Bentz,

Joe Woitach, Dick Heidenreich, Alia Onaczynski, Jeff Tarkowski, Kory Borek, Dave O'Brien, Roger DeMark, Dr Parisa Meymand, Dan Kovara, John Ketarkus, George Oteman,

Dan Peterson, George Gordon,Tom Goebel, Chris Sosnay, Mark Mano, Fran Peterson,

Beth (Peterson) Carter, Jeff Pulda.

Bob Broihier '68, John Ketarkus '56

Fr Ron Crewe '54

Father Ron Crewe enjoyed his own personal mini bottle of wine (remember, red wine is good for your health!) given to him by John Ketarkus once again. Not to worry, Bob Broihier, Father’s driver will get him home safely!

REMINDER: EVERY FRIDAY through 3/31 | 5:00 - 7:00 | John Paul II Academy Gym

$12 Adult, $11 Seniors, $5 Childs plate or Infusino's cheese Pizza

Baked or Beer Battered Cod, French Fries, Coleslaw, Bread & Butter, Milk or Coffee and homemade dessert. Water, Soda & Beer available for purchase. 50/50 raffle.

Come join us for the fellowship also.

Bill Dombrowski '75

* NCAA Men's Basketball..........FINAL FOUR (Dan Bentz's Pool)

Saturday April 1st at 6:09pm ET - CBS

San Diego State - Mike Ptanchinski vs Florida Atlantic - Dave Benjamin/John Busey

Saturday April 1st at 8:49pm ET - CBS

Miami - Gary Schonert vs UConn - George Oteman

• Special Guests:

Beth (Peterson) Carter '79, Fran Peterson '58

* Dick Peterson’s wife and daughter stopped by to give us an update on Dick’s hip replacement surgery. The operation went well however Dick’s other health issues were affected and they have to be addressed before he can go to physical therapy. They will continue to keep us informed. A group prayer for Dick’s recovery was led by Jeff Pulda.

• Cribbage: Table #1 Mark Mano, Dave O’Brien, Bob Letsch, and Frank D' Acquisto played a few games - but the outcome was not reported - Ya Think, Frank was on the losing team ???

Mark was all smiles holding a 29 hand - Ha Ha Ha !!!

• Photos and Copy provided by Pat (Ingrasci) Nielsen '68 H

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• Angels Connecting/ in the News...........

Dr Robert "Bob" Jaklich, Bubba Meyer, Chris Gorman pictured in the St Mary's Gym in San Antonio, TX. Bubba is the son of Buddy Meyer former Head Basketball Coach at St Mary's. Buddy was Bob Letsch's roommate/teammate at St Mary's. Buddy setup Bob on a blind date with Bob's to be future wife Karen. Buddy became Head Basketball Coach at St Mary's and the following Angels played for Coach Buddy: Dave Bulik, Mark Pawzun, Leon Walls, Bob Jaklich & Johnny Whitnall. Buddy's son Bubba is the new St Mary's Head Basketball Coach.

Dr Bob Jaklich, Bubba Meyer, Chris Gorman

Chris was visiting Jaklich and played his college basketball at UW-LaCrosse

Shaymus is the son of former SCHS Soccer Coach Tony Guinness. Charlie's Angels (Jim Cramer, Tom Milcarek, Dave Benjamin) built a train table for Shaymus to enjoy.

• Racine News...........

• Prayers for the families of departed Angels and Friends......

Prayers for Amy DeMatthew's mom who passed recently - details to follow.

• Prayers for Alumni & Friends dealing with Health issues:

  • Dave Bulik '71 dealing with A-Fib condition.

  • Mark Pawzun '75 dealing with teeth alignment problems - fitted for braces.

  • Janet Grant '60 - dealing with Medical issues.

  • Barb (Bohn) Jarapko '60 dealing with health issues.

  • Jim May has an ankle issue and is using a cane. The May family is gathering in Fort Myers to see Ben May '00 umpire in the Grapefruit League.

  • Rick Cramer '60 had a stroke and dealing with serious health issues.

  • Al Mollerskov rehabbing from Knee Replacement Surgery - getting ready for retirement golf and periodic trips to Potawatomi.

  • Don Heck '63 diagnosed with NOH (neurogenic orthostatic hypotension). After 3 or 4 minutes of standing, he gets very weak and light header. This disease is not curable but you can learn to adjust your life and work around the issues.

  • Don Heck in addition to his above health issues - visiting family in Florida - now has Covid and is in the hospital with pneumonia.

  • Tommy Pulda '72 rehabbing Heart Surgery after valve replacement surgery.

  • Mary Woitach '59 dealing with chronic knee issues & fell recently at home. - Rumor -Not true about Joe pushing her aside to get to the refrigerator.

  • Marie Welsh fell on the ice recently and is using a cane - nothing broken.

  • Dave O'Brien '58 recovering from eye surgery.

  • Joe Ingrasci '64 dealing with tremors, the result of his service in Vietnam.

  • Larry Benjamin '61 rehabbing from Knee Replacement Surgery in Scottsdale AZ.

  • Cathy Poulsen recently slipped on the ice - nothing broken, says everything is OK.

  • Both Bobby & Bob sick with the Flu.

  • Jim Ruetz rehabbing from Knee Replacement Surgery.

  • Dick Peterson had hip replacement surgery due to a recent fall on the ice. All went well, he will now go to rehab.

• Special Prayers for Chris & Sue Gorman's grandson Eli rehabbing from Brain Surgery - making progress

• Others Needing Prayers:

Ron Bentz, Bob Letsch, Jack Kelley, Bob Garrity, Gary Schonert, Kathy (Hackl) Wirtz,

Jim Poulsen, Dick Peterson, Mickey Postorino, Dave O"Brien, Helen (Willems) Miller,

Mike O'Brien, Mickey Postorino, Dick Albregts' wife, Rudy Weibel's wife, Tom Krug’s wife,

Del Alton's wife, Bill Halberstadt's wife, Dan Peterson's wife, Pat (Peters) Obernberger

Important Dates:

• Easter - Sunday April 9th

* Black & White Ball - Saturday April 22nd - SCHS

• Brenda White's Last Day - Friday June 30th - Happy Retirement !!!

Eleven-Player All-Star Game - Saturday July 15th, 12:00 Noon

Coach Dan Miller was chosen to be the head coach for the WFCA All-Star Game.

Schonerts' Annual Picnic - Monday August 14th

Angel Athletics

Mar 20th - Mar 25th

Track Saturday the Angels track and field team headed to UW-Parkside to participate in the Racine Case Classic Invitational. Overall on the day the boys team finished 9th out of 13th and the girls finished 10th out of 12th. High performance of the day came from Abel Mulder as he finished 1st in the shotput with a throw of 46 feet 11 inches. High finisher for the girls was Caylene Von-Schilling Worth who finished 2nd in the shotput with a throw of 32 feet 4.25 inches. Also earning points for the team was Jayvion Hunter in the 400 meter dash (2nd place, 54.08 seconds) and 55 meter dash (6th place, 6.83 seconds) and Christian Cervantes in the 200 meter dash (8th place, 24.98 seconds).

Upcoming Angel Athletic Events Monday March 27th

  • Boys Golf Practice Starts

  • Boys Tennis Practice Starts

Tuesday March 28th

  • No games/matches/meets scheduled

Wednesday March 29th

  • Softball vs. Bradley Tech @ Roosevelt Park @ 5:00pm

Thursday March 30th

  • No games/matches/meets scheduled

Friday March 31st

  • Track and Field @ UW-Parkside @ 4:00pm

Saturday April 1st

  • Girls soccer vs. Catholic Memorial @ Pritchard Park @ 1:00pm

Be Safe - Be Healthy - Be Positive



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