JACK HOWARD SCHOLARSHIP UPDATE FALL 2008

JACK HOWARD SCHOLARSHIP UPDATE FALL 2008 Rich Furlong recently went to Leo High School and presented President Bob Foster with a check for one full years scholarship.  this memorial fund was established to honor our great friend and president Jack Howard.  bob has named this years recipient and he is Justin Camper.  Justin holds a […]

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Benjamin DeBerry ’64

Interviewed and Written by Patrick Mc Gavin 8/08, Edited by Larry Lynch ’75 BENJAMIN DEBERRY ’64 The French existentialist Albert Camus famously said in order to exist, man must rebel. The act of rebellion takes many forms, styles and iterations: against church, state, or man’s inhumanity. The through point is always the same: life is ultimately governed […]

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Maurice Leahy ’45

Interviewed and Written by Patrick Mc Gavin 8/08, Edited by Larry Lynch ’75 FATHER MAURICE LEAHY ’45 The great transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson famously observed that things are in the saddle and ride mankind. The nature of most people’s experiences is to read it, see it, learn about it, and then find out on their own […]

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Jim Furlong Guest Speaker at Gaelic Park 2008

Jim Furlong ‘65 Leo Man Guest Speaker at Gaelic Park Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, 2008 ON MEMORIAL DAY, Monday, May 26, 2008, Jim Furlong ‘65 was asked to speak at the memorial Day Ceremonies at Gaelic Park.  Jim was an appropriate choice as he is a Vietnam War Hero.  He received the Distinguished Service […]

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Edward J. Ryan ’57

Interviewed and Written by Patrick Mc Gavin 5/08, Edited by Larry Lynch ’75 EDWARD J. RYAN ’57 Talent + Athletic Valor = An Exceptional Life for this Leo Man Shakespeare’s famous declaration, in As You Like It, that “All the world’s a stage,” the men and women merely players, imagines a world, an existence, where […]

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Leo’s Own John Caponera performs at Zanies

Leo actor / comedian Back in Town performing at The World Music Co. and Zanies AT & T has been running commercials on ABC & NBC.  The very funny guy that has been doing the sensational Harry Carey impersonation is Leo’s own John Caponera.  John was nice enough to donate some of his funniest CDs […]

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Roger Olsen ’39

Interviewed and Written by Patrick Mc Gavin 4/08  ROGER OLSEN ’39  As a young man Roger Olsen witnessed the most significant historical acts of the 20th century. He lived through the Depression and served with distinction in the Pacific theater during the Second World War. Reflecting on his life and varied past, Mr. Olsen did not […]

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NOTRE DAME’S TOM ZBIKOWSKI LENDS HELPING HAND TO LEO ATHLETICS

NOTRE DAME’S TOM ZBIKOWSKI LENDS HELPING HAND TO LEO ATHLETICS Chicago Tribune, Sports Section4, Page 10 / Thursday, March 6, 2008 As the Leo High School Boxing Club Members took the ring at the 115 Bourbon Street Bar in Merrionette Park, Illinois on Wednesday, former Notre Dame standout Tom Zbikowski worked the corner for the […]

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Judge Bill Phelan ’50 Retires 2008

JUDGE BILL PHELAN ‘50 RETIRES FROM THE BENCH ON JANUARY 18, 2008 Bill is in the Leo Hall of Fame and is a regulare attendee at the Leo Banquets.  He retired at the age of 75. Submitted by Gene Earner ’50

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John Daley ’38

Interviewed and written by Angelo Banadano, Edited by Patrick Mc Gavin JOHN DALEY ’38 A foundation of literature, art and culture, man’s essential nature, his being, is predicated on the quest. That “search,” as it were, takes on many forms, private and public, inner and outer that moves through space and time. It is both […]

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