chapelQuigley Class of '61 Reunion

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  • Just a quick word of thanks for all of the time & effort you put into the website that greatly contributed to the fantastic week-end that we all enjoyed so much. Many, many happy memories and a chance, not only to reconnect with so many old friends, but also to get in touch with and feel a lot of gratitude for the incredibly positive influence that the Q experience has had on my life. God bless.
                                                                                                    Don Sebek

  • Pete & Jay,
    Outstanding get-togethers last weekend .... Well executed and enjoyable.

  • It was a great party. It was exceptionally great when you consider the following,in descending order;) 6. I can remember everything. 5. The place was crawling with priests. 4 No live entertainment,not even a DJ. 3. No narcotics used, not even hard liquor. 2 The ratio of men to women was over 70 to 1. 1. It was over at 9:00. Again, thanks to the donor and thanks to the committee who gave a tremendous amount of their time. Mike Gerharz

  • Pete: It often amazes me that old friends can renew and take up friendships after 50 years just like it was yesterday. Thank you for all the work it took to put together the Saturday night gathering and the Sunday Mass and dinner at Quigley. I think it was outstanding to capture all the names and whereabouts of the alumni. And I especially thank you for allowing me to "crash" the party. For me, the gathering for a couple of hours around John Lillig's dining table with you and Len and John was a very special "lagniappe" that I did not expect - but was the highlight of the weekend. So I just want to thank you for all the work in gathering us together. Now I am excited about some sort of Mundelein reunion in the future. Peace, Ed Barbier

  • Yes, Mike, the Spirit still lives in us. Al Scimpf

  • Saturday and Sunday were truly memorable days. Thanks for your great leadership.  THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR A JOB WELL DONE!! Tony Ziak

  • Hi Pete: Just a quick word of thanks for all of the time & effort you put into the fantastic week-end that we all enjoyed so much. Many, many happy memories and a chance, not only to reconnect with so many old friends, but also to get in touch with and feel a lot of gratitude for the incredibly positive influence that the Q experience has had on my life. God bless. Don Sebek

  • It was a great party and I want to add my thanks to the organizers, attendees, and the anonymous donor ( It was not me for those of you were guessing me.) At first It thought how much we had changed but as we talked and visited I thought how much we resembled our younger selves.   Tom Hanrahan

  • Let me first respond as someone who has been a lawyer far too long: Although the matter is not entirely free from doubt, on balance I agree with Mike, particularly in giving thanks to the anonymous donor (did anyone notice the person who didn’t applaud?) and to the members of the committee. It was a great experience, which we must try to replicate in something less than 51 years. My only regret was in not being at the Saturday “mission party” and in not having worked the room more thoroughly. Much has happened in our lives, and I have much catching up to do.   Frank Cihlar

  • Pete, et alia-Congrats!   Jack Smith

  • To the Organizing Committee and Webmaster,

    You enabled the Class of ’61 to have a weekend that will live in our memories for the rest of our lives!  Everything was done to perfection.  I can’t thank you enough.

    All of you worked very long and hard to make this possible.  I especially thank Pete Mazza, Jack Lillig, and Jay Champelli for their exceptional leadership and unrelenting efforts to make this a reality.  Dave Van Thull has done an absolutely remarkable job with the website.

    Please send my heartfelt thanks to our anonymous classmate who so generously underwrote the entire costs of the event.  Everyone in the class is forever in his debt.

    I hope we can do this again before too many years go by.  God bless all of you!

    TC McGinlay

  • My sincere thanks to all who made our reunion the great memory that it will always be. 

  • I can't stop telling people about our gathering.  So good to see so many there and even come

    from long distances.  Lets keep in touch with each other.

    Gerry Riva

    Old men just dream and remember, your website has helped this old man do just that.  Thank you so very much.  It has been a lifetime since I have thought of the guys and seeing and reading is quite overwhelming.  Thanks again!

    John Isenegger ‘61

  • I wanted to express my thanks to you for all the work and effort you put into getting the 50 + 1 gathering organized.  It was a great time and a good turnout.  Everyone seemed relaxed and happy to be there.

    It was interesting to catch up with guys I haven’t seen for years.

    Thanks again for all you did.  It was worth it !

    Sincerely,

    Gus Belauskas

  • Joe Voss and Marty Moran and I drove together to the reunion, and it
    was wonderful!

    One of our classmates said it all, when he said that this was like we
    never left, or like it was yesterday. I agree, totally; we may look a
    little different and yet we didn't, if you know what I mean. Some of us
    were ordained, and many of us were not. I was in the seminary for
    seven years; my last year I was in Baltimore, St. Mary's Seminary, for
    Joliet. After that year, I knew the priesthood wasn't for me, and yet
    I also knew that I would never forget or regret those seven years. And
    so, when I was reunited with all of you again; it was like "coming
    home."

    In my parish church of St. Damian, I teach RCIA and I coordinate the
    music and readings for funerals, and I love that work. It is a part of
    me, a part of my life that I treasure. Thanks again to Pete and Jay
    and everybody on the committee. And yes! let's come together again,
    soon.

    Larry Ormond Q' 61

  • Great job on the reunion and all the related activities.  Enjoyed the pictures very much.  Great memories.

    Thanks and Best Regards,

     Jon P

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