Updates & Stories from Recent Reunions
The Class of 1967 held their 50th reunion June 10 2017
Classmates from 1967 enjoyed a full weekend of activities dinner, dancing and Mass at VC. Also held was a surprise graduation ceremony for 3 “alumni” that moved away their senior year. All three was able to attend as their fellow classmates watch with delight in them receiving a VC diploma.
Below is a video of the various photos taken throughout the weekend. Thanks to the class of ’67 for sharing!
Class of 1971 held its 45th Class Reunion on Saturday, October 22, 2016
The Venango Christian Class of ’71 held its 45th class reunion on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Dawndi’s Restaurant for dinner, drinks, and camaraderie. A total of 26 classmates and several spouses enjoyed a lively evening of socializing and reminiscing. Don Slater provided some live music entertainment, and Dave Hall emceed the program in his usual Johnny Carson comedic style. A particularly moving moment was the memorial prayer for our 11 deceased classmates. We held hands and remembered each out loud with a communal litany asking God’s blessing upon them. Class House Mother “MA” Andres organized the event, and she certainly did not disappoint. Before the end, everyone was anticipating and making plans for the next reunion as such a good time was had by all. MA extended an open invitation for a girls’ sleepover at her house next time around, which she may live to regret, but will most likely be taken up on as no one wanted the night to end. As always, it was a great day to be a Viking!
Class of 1975 – July 24-25, 2015
The Class of 1975 held its 40th reunion celebration:
On Friday, July 24, 6:00 school tours were given followed by a mixer at the Oil City Knights of Columbus which included light snacks and a cash bar.
Saturday, July 25, 2:00 a reunion was held at Joyce Morgan’s home in Oil City. The menu included roast pork with fixings. Fr. Paul celebrated with a Mass held at 4:30.
Class of 1965 Reunion News – September 25-27, 2015
The Class of 1965 held its 50th reunion celebration:
Members of the Venango Christian High School Class of 1965 celebrated their 50-year reunion over the weekend. The class gathered Friday at Famoore’s Restaurant in Oil City, remembering the time spent there when they were in high school drinking cherry Cokes and playing the juke box.
A dinner on Saturday was held at the Quality Inn at Franklin and a picnic was held Sunday at Panni Fry’s cottage. There were 41 classmates in attendance for the weekend events.
Photo courtesy of The Derrick
They include (from left) Row 1 – Carol Moran Thorton, Linda Karg Foster, Mary Ann Skiba Wolfgong, Marti Geirlach Lutz, Jeanne Zacherl, Sue Morgan Castleman, Pam Guyton Fogg.
Row 2 – Suzanna Duda Dolecki, Bill Hill, Linda Campagna Hill, John Zuilkowski, Patti Morkin Byers, Ron Carter, Cathy Mayersky Sullivan.
Row 3 – Bob Faunce, Panni Bauer Fry, Mike Horos, Tom Faller, Tim Strus, Tom Heath
Row 4 – Rose Andres Ulrich, Barbara Kaweski Kagle, Sharon Owens Davis, Carol Hall Long, Teresa “TC” Brown Marshall, Paula Wydro Phenicie, Karen Fitzgerald Wander
Row 5 – Patricia Keating Shook, Joan Stover McGreevy, Nancy Andrews McCracken, Marilyn Camp Henderson, Mary Jane Seibert Tanner, Karen Schreckengost Leahy, Barb Karg Roemer
Row 6 – Dave Henderson, Dan Goodman, Bob Mizwa, Mike Yeager, Louie Karg, Joe Smith, and Richard Faller.
By MARK OLIVER | City editor On June 7, 1962, 54 seniors left their mark as members of the last graduating class at the old St. Joseph High School in Oil City. This weekend, many of those classmates will come together to celebrate their 50-year reunion and reminisce about their beloved school and all the […]
This photo from The Spires shows members of the Class of 1962 at their junior prom the year before. The theme was “Stairway to the Stars”, and pictured here are Jack Stover, Peggy Clay, Sam Singer, Marilyn Summers, Andrea Fitzgerald and Dan Stubler. Here is a sampling of memories gleaned from interviews and email exchanges […]
The VC Class of 2003 had their 10th year reunion at Dawndi’s Restaurant in Franklin, PA on November 30, 2013. The classmates shared a night of laughs and great memories from their VC days. A memory table displayed yearbooks from 2000-2003, class trip and graduation pictures and items from the VC uniforms. A jeopardy game […]
The St. Joseph High School Class of 1952 held its 60-year reunion Saturday at Primo Barone’s restaurant in Franklin. The class members attended Mass at St. Joseph Church on Sunday morning. St. Joseph alumni, along with friends and family, were invited to join the class for the Mass and a brunch that followed at King’s […]
The VCHS class of 1971 held their 40 year reunion on Saturday, August 20th, at the Knights of Columbus in Oil City. The reunion included 28 classmates, 11 guests, and three faculty including Rod Hartle, John Rosenhamer, and Fr. John Santor. Fr. John Malthaner, headmaster at Venango Catholic High School, was invited to give an […]
The class of ’76 had their 35 year reunion on August 6th, 2011, in the Latonia Ballroom in Oil City, PA. A wonderful time was had by all! We provided an updated contact list to the school after the reunion, but if some reason you were not included, feel free to call the school at […]
The St. Joseph High School Class of 1961 held its 50-year reunion last weekend. Events were held Aug. 12 at the Arlington and Aug. 13 at Cross Creek Resort. Mass, said by the two priests from the class, was held Aug. 14 at St. Joseph Church. A brunch also was held. Classmates who attended include […]
Check out the Facebook page for the St. Joseph High School Class of 1960 Reunion – lots of photos, memories, and fun!
Dear Fr. John, Thank you! The members that came to our class of 1990 reunion had a great time together, and it was voted that we will have a 25 year reunion as opposed to waiting another 10 years! Thank you for your kindness and support! The kids at VCHS are very lucky to have […]
In December 2007, the sudden loss of our ’65 friend and classmate Maggie (Coyne) Camp, initiated a chain of events that resulted in this photo. A group of classmates organized a “Maggie Memorial” to help friends find closure to Maggie’s death. Thirteen classmates gathered at Venango Catholic High School for a memorial Mass. Classmates who […]
We had a multi-year class reunion (’99, ’00, ’01) held on July 31st, 2010. Fr. John had Mass for us at 4:30 in the VC chapel, which was followed by a steak fry at the school. It was great to see everyone!