The 8th Annual Yearbook Pickup attracted 92 members of the Class of 2018 on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. It was another enthusiastic reunion evening with classmates converging back to Brother Rice from colleges throughout the country. This year pens were provided and classmates were encouraged to write messages in each other’s books, as Brother Rice photographer par excellence Brother Tom Collins captured the smiles and camaraderie over pizza and pop. Sponsored and hosted by the Brother Rice Alumni Association and Yearbook Staff, the event attracts many dedicated teachers and administrators eager to welcome back our newest alumni.
Derek Wasilevich was a graduate of St. John Fisher (class of ’92) and Brother Rice High School (class of ’96). He worked at First National Bank of Evergreen Park and Beverly Bank in recent years, allowing him to stay involved in the community.
On November 13, 2017, Derek died suddenly and unexpectedly from complications due to GI-related cancer. He was just 39 years old.
Join the Wasilevich family and friends gathering to celebrate Derek’s 40th Birthday on May 19th at Open Outcry Brewing Co (10934 S. Western Ave.). All money raised will go to a memorial scholarship in his name.
When Dave Jemilo walked into the Green Mill in the 1980s, he was struck by what he saw.
“On some of the light fixtures, the plaster was falling apart,” he says of the then-battered lounge at Lawrence Avenue and Broadway in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood.
“It was dirty, filthy. The bathrooms were just a mess. Everything was torn apart.
“So I come in here and I think: Holy crap, is this place beautiful!”