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Last Updated: January 6, 2017

 

Achievements

 

  • Abby Dedinsky ’16 entered into the Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary on Dec. 3, 2016. She is now known as Sister Maria Gracia.


  • Aeleesa Medina ’16 was named an All-American Conference player in her freshman year playing on the Women’s Soccer team at Marian University.

  • Ty Sabin ’13 was selected to the Division III Pre-Season All-American First Team of the 2016-17 season at Ripon College. The two-time All-American and Midwest Conference Player of the Year entered the season needing 111 points to break the school record for career points (1,871).

  • Kevin Lewicki ‘03 accepted the position of Financial Controller of Canada for mining company, Joy Global in February 2016.

  • Jack Farrell ’96 wrote and starred in the short film, “Comp’d,” which was then screened at the Chicago Comedy Film Festival on Nov. 10, 2016. (Jack is second from the left)


  • The Class of 1991 celebrated its 25-Year Class Reunion on Oct. 15, 2016 at Champp’s Americana in Brookfield. More than 30 members from the class got together for a fun night! SEE PHOTOS

  • Bridget Fogarty Kurt ‘89 produced and directed the first documentary on the American Catholic short story writer, Flannery O’Connor. “Uncommon Grace: The Life of Flannery O’Connor” will be broadcast on PBS stations in February 2017. The film has also been included in several film festivals and won “Best Documentary” at a Georgia Film Festival. WATCH TRAILER

  • Amy Dorava Gallenberg ‘88 is the Clinical Program Manager for the Head Health Initiative for the GE/National Football League partnership. She manages clinical research studies on mild traumatic brain injury/concussion using MRI.

  • Nick Kroll ‘88 visited CMH on Jan. 9, 2017 to speak to business and engineering students about his journey to CEO of Aries Industries based in Waukesha. Students enjoyed hearing about what it takes to be successful in the business world.

  • Hannah Dugan ‘77 celebrated her investiture to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court - Branch 31 on Oct. 21, 2016. Congratulations, Judge Dugan!

  • Martin Tabat ‘72 wrote the science fiction book, “Welcome to the Galaxy: or, How I Learned to Appreciate the Importance of a Good Flocking,” and it is now available as a soft cover and e-book.

Anniversaries

  • Danielle Sommer Weston ‘08 celebrated her first wedding anniversary with husband, Chris Sommer on Sept. 12, 2016. Danielle received a second chance at life thanks to the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart and a heart transplant. She and her mother now volunteer for Donate Life to encourage organ donation.

Births

  • Neil Pesch ‘01 and Krystal Baez Pesch ’05 welcomed their second daughter, Scarlett Grace, on Dec. 14, 2016. Congratulations to dad, mom and big sister Cecilia!


  • Jeff Krause ‘03 and his wife Carissa welcomed baby girl, Addison on Nov. 23, 2016.

Deaths
Please notify CMH of the death of any alumni by emailing alumni@catholicmemorial.net. We apologize for any errors or omissions that occur in this section.

October 2016-January 2017

  • Marilyn Adamitis, mother of Andrea Weickardt ’91

  • Judith Anderson, mother of Jeff ’82, Susan Nelson ’83, Jill Hugdahl ’85 and Becky Crow ’95; grandmother of Haley Crow ’20

  • Mary Andres, mother of Therese Novotny ’78, Renee Dergin ’80, Stephen ’83 and Diane Fehring ’85; mother-in-law of Mark Dergin ’77

  • Jeffrey Barta ’78, brother of Mary Jo Dunn ’83

  • Jerome Beiter ’61, brother of Barbara Beiter-Zagorski ’54 and the late John ’58

  • John Brefka, father of CMH staff member, Melissa Brefka

  • Carmel Cannon, grandmother of Amanda ’04 and Aly ’07 Beveridge

  • Helen Coates, mother of Karen ’89

  • Donna DeWalt, mother of Mary Jo Layden ’76, Susan ’78, the late Jack ’80, James ’84, Lynn Hall ’86 and Julie Kallie ’91; mother-in-law of Bob Hall

  • JoAnn Glorioso, grandmother of Amanda ’99 and CMH faculty member, Alex ’04.

  • Frank Greb, father of Jill Fridl ’83; father-in-law of Brian Fridl ’83; grandfather of Alex ’11, Zach ’14 and Eric ’17 Fridl

  • Henry Hunt, father of Patrick ’77, Mark ’79, Jenny Hubley ’82 and Amy Vitale ’83; father-in-law of Bob Vitale ’83; grandfather of Cole ’12, Matthew ’13, Luke ’19 and Ty ’20 Hubley, and Nick ’12 and Anna ’13 Vitale

  • Jerald Janowski, grandfather of Kristin Smith ’07, Michael ’09, Matthew ’10, Elizabeth ’17 and Anne ’19 Janowski

  • Catherine Jerge, mother of Trish Shult ’85, John ’88 and Mary Rosencrans ’90

  • Veronica Kaminski, grandmother of Jaret ’16, Trystan ’18, McKenna ’19 and Carson ’20 Christianson

  • Ron Kelnhofer, father of David ’05 and Michael ’09

  • Patricia Kerstein, mother of Jason ’88 and Jennifer Behling ’91; grandmother of Lillian Kasun ’14

  • Loie Koehler, wife of Jack Koehler ’62

  • James R Krause, grandfather of Madeline ’16, Kevin ’18 and Christopher ’19 Miller

  • Rosemary Lepkowski, mother of Assistant Basketball Coach Mark Lepkowski; grandmother of Andrew ’07

  • Leone E Lavin, mother of Lisa Popke ’86, Kelly Braker ’87 and the late Michele Mitchell ’91; mother-in-law of Michael Popke ’86

  • Andrew MacGillis ’90, brother of Margaret MacGillis ’85, Christine Stauffer ’87 and Carol Mottram ’87

  • Jean McInerny, mother of Paul, former CMH board member; grandmother of Kathleen ’95, Elizabeth Russell ’97, Thomas ’03, Colleen ’09 and Kevin ’11; grandmother-in-law of Lauren Taugher McInerny ’06

  • Thomas Merkt ’67, brother of Letty Ann Hoye ’65, Tim ’69, Pat ’71, Jeff ’75 and Ron ’77; brother-in-law of the late Denise Fliss Merkt ’71; uncle of Megan Merkt ’05

  • Irene Olejnik, grandmother of Garrick ‘89, Jennifer Sturm ‘91, Jeremy ‘95 and Jaimie Schultz ‘97; great-grandmother of Garrick ‘16, Jacob ‘18, Hailey ‘19 and Alexandria ‘20 Sturm

  • Sandy Pavlic, mother of Patti Pavlic Bohne ’91; grandmother of Ashley ’03, Madelyn ’06 and Hannah ’09 Pavlic

  • Jennifer Ray, sister-in-law of Margaret Holmes ’79, Ann Ketterhagen ’82 and Russell Robertson ’84

  • Kristen Rowe ’88, sister of Laura Karrer ’90; fiancée of Jeff Horth ’86

  • Mary Pat Sage, wife of Dennis; mother of John ‘83, Robert ’85, Susanne Wypasek ’93, Daniel ’98, and Thomas ’04

  • Jenna Schmitt ’02, sister of Tara Kielblock ’00

  • Joyce Ulrich, mother of Jeffrey ’84 and Brian ’88; grandmother of William ’17 and Vivien ’20

  • Timothy J Westphal Ssgt U.S.A.F. ‘99, brother of Katherine DeGuvera ‘95; brother-in-law of Jody Stemo Banner ‘98