Class Reunions

Class Reunions

Are you planning an upcoming reunion? Are you curious about any upcoming reunions? Contact the school or email carol.solle@venangocatholic.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

The Class of 1968 will be holding their 50th Reunion!


Wanango Country Club, 314 Chestnut St., Reno, PA 16343

Friday Evening, July 27, 2018, 6:00 – 11:30 pm

Tickets are $50 each or $100 couple.  The price includes hors d’oeuvres, buffet dinner, and 50th Anniversary class photo.

for more information contact:  Barb Feroz 814.758.1635 baferoz@comcast.net or Ray Feroz 814.676.3434 rayferoz@comcast.net

The 50th class reunion committee members are:  George Cavanaugh, Mary Zacherl Davis, Jack Flannigan, Barb and Ray Feroz, Linda Stanish LaChance, Joe Reinsel and Chris Wilbert.  If anyone else wants to join the committee let us know.  We meet every couple of weeks.  Everyone is welcome!

VCHS Class of 1968 50th Reunion form



The Class of 1978 will be holding their 40th Reunion!

Alumni from other classes are welcome to attend our Steak Fry* at VCHS on Saturday, October 6.

(*Must have a reservation for the Steak Fry)

Please come to renew old friendships, talk about the “good old days,”

remember the days of your youth, make some new friends and have a great time.


Friday, October 5, 2018

Rockmere Boat Club

1367 Rockmere Road, Oil City, PA  16301

6:00 p.m. till Midnight

Light Buffet – BYOB – Water provided

$10.00 per person $20.00 per couple

 Saturday, October 6, 2018

Golf outing- contact Dave Miller 814 – 657-0568

4 PM – Mass at St. Joseph Church – Pearl Avenue, Oil City

5 PM to 9 PM– Gather at VCHS for a Multiple Classes Gathering & Steak Fry

Come to see our school and invite other classmates to come, all are welcome including extended family.

Cost $20.00 per person – BYOB – Water Provided

*Must have a reservation for the Steak Fry

Questions:                Theresa Kleck Nestor tnestor60@gmail.com

                                      Chris Donze Weidle cweidle@clarion.edu

                                      Connie Zacherl Schwabenbauer schwab4c@hotmail.com

Your check made payable to Connie Schwabenbauer and return no later than Saturday, September 15 to Connie at 13 Rich Street, Oil City, PA 16301.  An email confirmation will be sent to you.

 Also complete the Memory Book Update below (even if you don’t plan to attend).

 We hope you can join us the weekend of October 5th!  Your reunion committee has planned your 40th reunion around Applefest weekend in Franklin.  Lots to see and do for you and your family on October 5, 6, and 7th in downtown Franklin.  http://www.franklinapplefest.com/

Please help us find these people: Doug D’Alusio, Kevin Koerner, Danielle Malo, Lynn Murray Cole, Martin O’Sullivan, Dan O’Toole, Dan Bianchi, Barb Loll Watson, Karen O’Brien Shaffer, Richard Lewis, Chris Daman

Lodging information (If you need to make a reservation, please do so ASAP.  Hotels and B&B’s in the area fill up quickly for Applefest weekend): 

 Holiday Inn Express  814-677-2640   or    Days Inn   814-677-1221




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.

St. Joe’s last graduating class to celebrate 50-year reunion

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 […]

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St. Joe Class of ’62 graduates share memories

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 […]

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VC Class of 2003 Holds 10-Year Reunion

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 […]

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St. Joseph Class of 1952 holds 60-year reunion

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 […]

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VCHS Class of 1971 Holds 40 Year Reunion

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 […]

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Class of ’76 Holds 35 Year Reunion

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 […]

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St. Joseph Class of 1961 holds 50-year reunion

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 […]

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St. Joseph High School Class of 1960 Reunion

Check out the Facebook page for the St. Joseph High School Class of 1960 Reunion – lots of photos, memories, and fun!

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Class of ’90 Reunion

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 […]

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Class of ’65 Reunion

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 […]

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Class of ’00 Multi-Year Reunion

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!

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