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St. Francis Alumni Mass – 2021

For the third year in a row, I was unable to attend the St. Francis Alumni Memorial Mass. After more than a dozen years of annual attendance, most times with my friend John Macmillan, a schedule change made attending impossible. … Continue reading

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St. Francis Alumni Mass – 2018

‘This looks like the first Memorial Mass in three years without a classmates name on the list.’ It has become an annual ritual to attend this Alumni event with my Toronto friend, John Macmillan. Thursday several of us linked through … Continue reading

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Remembering Ron Dabelle

Ron Dabelle could not bring himself back to WNY to attend the 50th reunion of the class of 1964. Some may remember him at our 25th reunion (https://sfhs1964.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/sharing-memories.jpg). He welcomed the praise received for a portfolio of artwork he shared. … Continue reading

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St. Francis Alumni Mass – 2017

John chooses the red-white strawberry pancakes and passes on the red, white, and blue All-American stack. Every third year we are at Rooster’s Cafe on Ridge Road in Lackawanna, NY. I imagine steel workers packing the place early in the … Continue reading

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Remembering Richard Wesolowski – SFHS 1964

Dick was Senior Class President at St. Francis (see https://sfhs1964.wordpress.com/june-21-1964-graduation/). Personally, I remember him as a smart and interesting conversationalist who had my respect and admiration and that of his classmates. We last met in 1989 at our 25th reunion … Continue reading

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Alumni Mass invitation

Around 2000 I decided to attend each year’s Alumni Memorial Mass until appearing on the list. That plan was easier when we lived in Toronto, less than two hours away. Now living in Ottawa, it is a bigger journey. Weather … Continue reading

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St. Francis Alumni Mass – 2016

          Outside the chapel we gather before Mass. This lobby is a place of reunion, reflection and renewal. Old classmates and friends meeting again. One can’t help but reflect on times past and the life events … Continue reading

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St. Francis Alumni Mass – 2015

Peter Kuhn’s name on the list of remembrances is the second surprise. The class of 1964 shared four years with Peter. He came daily by bus from the Springville area as a ‘day-hop’. My memory of him is a gentle … Continue reading

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Class of 1964 celebrates our 50th Reunion at St. Francis High, Athol Springs NY

After 50 years, one-third of the class of 1964 found their way back to St. Francis. Twenty two of 66 graduates and Coach Bob Torgalski attended one of the many celebrations held between Thursday and Saturday. We tried hard to … Continue reading

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Responses to upcoming 50th reunion for SFHS class of 1964

 (Father) Vincent BUSCH: “Yes I am still in the Philippines and  still working with the Subanen people.  Good to hear from you. THE big typhoon has left the Philippines.  It was like a tornado the size of Kansas. Back in … Continue reading

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