Dr. Allan Paul ’69, brother of Dr. Richard Paul ’62 and Dr. Leo Paul ’77, died on Sunday, January 12. Here is how Al is remembered at the University of Illinois.
Another legendary Southsider who predicted a Trump victory, as did Tom “Tuna” Carey, was taken from us last November.
Mike Condon, Br. Rice High School Class of ’68 and a St. John Fisher lad, was also a huge sports fan—Sox, Bulls, Hawks, Cheetahs, Notre Dame—we even went to a few Cubs games when the tickets were free.
Mike had spinal fusion surgery, and his recovery was slow; so instead of going to a Sox game, we went to watch a Cubs day game at a friend’s house in July. He was already sick of Genius Joe Maddon and stated that he thought the “Orange One” would win, explaining that so many white guys were unhappy and they thought a businessman would lead them back to the promised land of the ’50s.
Source: Beverly Review | Marty Gleason
Please see the survey below.
Dear Fellow Crusader Class of ’67 alumni,
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the graduation of the class of 1967 from Brother Rice High School. We are writing to invite you to join your fellow alumni to renew old friendships, to celebrate the past and to visit your alma mater as it moves to the future.
What is Being Planned
A series of events are now being organized. All of the details are not final but we want to communicate with you now so that you have time to plan your participation.
- The primary events will take place on Friday, November 10th and Saturday, November 11th of 2017
- Friday is the date of the All-Alumni Reunion held at BRHS. This event would include an exclusive reception for our class and tour of BRHS in addition to the all-class dinner with open bar. But we, as 50-year honorees, would get a special introduction, of course. Wives are very welcome. (Over ½ the committee members wives will attend)
- On Saturday additional activities will be held to maximize the opportunity to renew friendships. Currently, the committee is planning a social event for this day for alumni and wives. This additional event might give our out-of-town alums, and maybe spouses, an additional incentive to make the trip.
- Contact Jim Casey at email@example.com for November 10 or 11th group rate reservation at Oak Lawn Hilton.
- Class of 1967 participation in the BRHS Events in the next year
- Brother Rice Crusader Alumni Association Golf Outing on Friday, June 16th at Gleneagles Country Club.
- Brother Rice Foundation Golf Outing on Monday, August 28 at Beverly Country Club.
- A Class gift to the Brother Rice Foundation. As a way of thanking the school for the pivotal role that it has played in our lives and to help ensure that BRHS students in the future have this same path forward we encourage all alumni to contribute to this fund which plans for the long-term needs of the school.
Please complete the form below to submit your input.
We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you during the course of the year.
Jack O’Donnell, Ken Piwowar, Mike Thomas, Tom Bianciotto, Rich Wronski, Jim McCord
The Class of ’67 Reunion Committee
BRHS Alumni Association Director
When the Brother Rice Crusaders and Leo Lions meet on the basketball court, win-loss records are thrown out the window.
The fierce rivalry between the all-boys Catholic schools on the Far Southwest Side may predate Vatican II, but it continues to inspire competitive, hard fought games to this day, even as the schools’ student bodies have diverged in size and racial composition.
“That was the game you wanted to win,” said Dan McGrath, a 1968 Leo graduate who now serves as the school’s president.
From one high school president to another, plans were formulated months ago to tweak a basketball schedule. Ironically, the change will complement a celebratory week and month in a most fitting and Christian way.
Kevin Burns, Br. Rice High School president, dialed up his Leo counterpart, Dan McGrath, to suggest the Lions host their own scheduled home game at the more spacious and accessible Crusader gym on Friday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m.
Celebrating its 24th Alumni Night, Br. Rice will don its away uniforms in one of many symbolic gestures capped off by an over-21 reception immediately following the game in the Br. Rice Carmody Center, where complimentary pizza and beverages will be served, thanks to support from both school’s alumni groups.
Source: Beverly Review