St. Joseph School Alumni Newsletter
Issue: # 19March/2012
In This Issue
A Message from George Hofbauer
From the Editor
School News/Events
Diaper Drive
National Pi Day Pie Raffle
St. Patrick's Day Parade and Ceili
Feast Day of St. Joseph Mass
St. Joe's 7th Grader Wins Regional Spelling Bee
Archbishop of Mombasa Visits St. Joseph
Passion Play
Alumni Christmas Appeal
Eat Fish and Help Support the St. Joseph's Baby Corner
The Alumni Connection
St. Joseph School Alumni Basketball Tournament
Class Reunions
Class Notes
In Memoriam: A. J. Mullally
A Word About Reconnections
Quick Links

St. Joseph statue

A Message from George Hofbauer

 

Registrations for the 2012-2013 academic year look good. We will be full once again. I have always found it to be extremely rewarding to receive notes and messages from the new families enrolling in the school, expressing their joy and excitement. Many of the parents are actually alumni who are looking at the rich and rewarding experiences they had when they went to St. Joseph, and wanting that same thing for their children. It truly is the "Circle of Life" and it has been going on at this school for well over 100 years.

 

George blessing a child
Photo courtesy of Jamie Read, '78

There are staff changes, evolutions in technology, next textbooks, and even new structures. Students become parents, and parents become grandparents. But the heart and soul of the institution remains the same. Hopefully people can feel that when they return for a walk through our hallways and a look into our classrooms. We are a community. We are a family. Yes, we prepare our students for tomorrow's world, but we live within the reality of today. We support one another while reaching out to others in our city, our state, our country, and our world. We preach, learn, and live "Servant Leadership."

 

St. Joseph School is a wonderful place to send a child and give them a head start on tomorrow, but it is also a fantastic place to work, and because of that, it is a mission that many continue to support from generation to generation, to generation...And thank God for that!

 

George

From the Editor

 

There's a saying: "March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb." Given the weather we've seen this month in Seattle (and this week is certainly no exception), it's looking as though Mother Nature may have missed that memo this year. Sun or no sun, spring has come to St. Joseph School:  the leprechauns have visited, leaving their little green footprints in the hallway and on the traps built by our first graders; the sixth grade marching band and kindergarten classes made yet another appearance at the downtown Seattle St. Patrick's Day Parade; the 15th Annual Ceili is in the books; and, in a few days our 8th grade students, the class of 2012, will present the Passion play on Palm Sunday.

Ona Johnson, '96 in 1994 St. Pat's Parade
St. Joseph School kindergarten teacher and alumna Ona Johnson, '96 with classmates at the St. Patrick's Day Parade in 1994

Seeing the images in "School Events/News" --snapshots of the month of March--alumni (certainly those who graduated since George Hofbauer took over as principal) may be reminded of their own St. Joseph "spring." These traditions, and others, are part of the reason so many alums are among our current parent population--almost 50, actually--and why we have 11 staff members who are also graduates of St. Joseph School. Like spring--the season of rebirth--the generations of families whose children have been educated here are, as George says, part of the "Circle of Life."

Michael Mullally family
Jennifer and Michael Mullally, '90 with Juliet, '20 and George, '18. Photo courtesy of the Mullally family

The Mullallys are one of those families. Michael Mullally, who graduated in 1990, is now experiencing St. Joe's all over again as a parent to George, '18  and Juliet, '20. On St. Patrick's Day, Michael's grandfather, A. J. Mullally, a St. Joseph parent himself, passed away after a brief illness. To read more about A. J. please see the "In Memoriam" section of the newsletter.

 

Also in this issue, read about the most recent visit by our Mombasa friends, a seventh grader bound for D. C., and, in "The Alumni Connection" information about the Sixth Annual Alumni Basketball Tournament.

 

Till next month, to you and yours, Happy Easter!

 

 

Anne

School News/Events

Mr. Fennessy and students with diapers
Student Life Vice Principal Patrick Fennessy and students who assisted with the tallying of the thousands of diapers donated by St. Joseph School families. Photo courtesy of Maureen Cartano
 

Diaper Drive to Benefit the St. Joseph Baby Corner

 
Over a period of several weeks beginning in February and ending March 9th, students from St. Joseph School collected an amazing 28,903 diapers for the St. Joseph Baby Corner. Using an average cost of $0.27 per disposable diaper, that's almost $7,804 worth! With a little bit of friendly competition between the A, B, and C classrooms to motivate the students to bring in as many packages of all sizes of diapers (the "Bs" won), the real winners in this contest were the many families who rely on the St. Joseph Baby Corner to provide not only diapers, but new and gently used clothing, nursery equipment, toys, and formula.
Loading the trucks for the diaper delivery
On March 13th a number of 8th grade advisory groups loaded up the diapers into vehicles, delivered them to the St. Joseph Baby Corner, and assisted with the unloading into their storeroom. Photo courtesy of Anne Haskins
Though the diaper drive has ended, it's never too late to get involved in supporting this worthy organization. To learn about the St. Joseph Baby Corner and how to make a donation, please click on the link.

Pie Raffle 

 

St. Joseph School Celebrates National "Pi" Day

 
In case it's been a while since you sat in a math class..."pi" is the mathematical symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. The irrational number that continues into infinity (3.1415926535....calculated by computer out to over one trillion digits beyond the decimal point) has inspired math enthusiasts, like our very own Ms. Kathy Marion, to celebrate March 14th (3.14) as National Pi Day.
 
As some of you may know, Ms. Marion has been a long-time fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This November she began her 14th event with Team in Training, and is attempting to raise a staggering $21,000. Having reached 49% of her fundraising goal, Ms. Marion's students had a wonderful idea--to celebrate Pi Day with a "pie" raffle while at the same time helping raise funds for LLS. At the end of the school day, tickets were drawn and the winners collected their tasty prizes donated by the families of Kathy's students. All told, tickets sales and a few generous cash donations brought in over $1,000.
Pie Raffle
For one dollar, students could purchase a ticket that they placed in the bag for the pie of their choice. Photo courtesy of Kathy Marion
Kathy Marion cycling
Each year, Kathy Marion situates her bicycle on a stationery device and pedals all day outside of St. Joseph Church to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Kathy participates in half-marathons, marathons, and even triathlons as part of Team in Training. Photo courtesy of St. Joseph School archives
If you would like to read more about what has inspired Kathy's dedication to raising funds for the LLS or make a donation, click here to be connected to Kathy's fundraising page. You may also send a check made out to LLS (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society) c/o Kathy Marion, St. Joseph School, 700 18th Ave E, Seattle, WA  98112

 

 

St. Patrick's Day Parade and Ceili

 

St. Patrick's Day Parade
St. Joseph students, parents, and teachers braved a stormy March 17th to march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Seattle. Photo courtesy of Jamie Read, '78

In a day that began with snow flurries, kindergarteners and members of the St. Joseph School 6th Grade Marching Band, their teachers and families once again marched in the 39th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade up 4th Avenue from Jefferson to Westlake Center. Carrying their green St. Patrick's Day crosses, the kindergarten classes led the procession, followed by the 6th Grade Marching Band wearing their new green fleece embroidered scarves and white caps. Marching to the tune of "When the Saints Go Marching In," under the direction of John Bahlman, and led by student drum majorettes, the band braved the cold and represented the school well.

St. Patrick's Day Parade
John Bahlman (left) directs the 70 plus members of the St. Joseph School 6th Grade Marching Band in the St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Photo courtesy of Jamie Read, '78

 

St. Patrick's Day Parade
Batons in hand, the two student drum majorettes led the marching band as it stopped and started along the parade route. Photo courtesy of Jamie Read, '78
Baile Glas Irish Dancers
Young members of the Baile Glas Irish Dancers. Photo courtesy of John Whitney, SJ

Later that day, approximately 350 members of the St. Joseph community gathered in Wyckoff Gym to celebrate the holiday with a traditional Irish meal of corned beef, cabbage, carrots, and potatoes followed by Irish music performed by "The Shams" and dancing by the Baile Glas Irish Dancers. A crowd favorite year-after-year, St. Joe's alumna and daughter of 3rd grade teacher Donna Larsen, Montana Larsen, '00 (seen below with her parents) also took the stage to perform traditional Irish songs.

Larsen family
Donna, Chris, and Montana Larsen, '00 have been involved in the planning of the Ceili, now in its 15th year. Photo courtesy of John Whitney, SJ
George Hofbauer
George Hofbauer was presented this festive hat and named an "honorary leprechaun," according to Donna Larsen, "for always searching for that pot of gold." Photo courtesy of John Whitney, S. J.
Ceili 2012
Victoria Sweeney (left) with her mom, Rita, and sister Stephanie. Photo courtesy of John Whitney, SJ

Along with Donna and Chris Larsen, the Sweeneys (Dr. Terry, Victoria, and their children ), Maggie and Barrett Corrigan, Tom and Charlene Hutchinson, Deacon Steve Wodzanowski, and Peter Johnson make up the Ceili planning committee, who, with the help of many volunteers have been putting on the event for 15 years.

 

If you'd like to see the rest of the 200 plus photos Fr. John took at the Ceili, click here to be connected to his Photo Gallery on the St. Joseph Parish website. Thanks, as always to Fr. John for his photographic talents and generosity!

Fr. John and child at Ceili
Fr. John takes a moment to step out from behind his camera and converse with one of the younger Ceili attendees. Photo courtesy of John Whitney, SJ

Mass to Celebrate the Feast Day of St. Joseph

Fr. John Whitney
The Mass was celebrated by Fr. John Whitney, SJ. Photo courtesy of Jamie Read, '78

On March 19th the school community gathered in St. Joseph Church to celebrate the Feast Day of St. Joseph. Planned by the 5th grade classrooms, the homily was given by the father of one of their classmates--an alum of St. Joe's and 7th/8th grade religion teacher--Bill Sauvage, '82. In honor of the Feast of St. Joseph, the father of the Jesus, Bill spoke, in part, about the relationship he has with his own father, Dr. Lester Sauvage.

 

Bill Sauvage, '82
7th and 8th grade religion teacher, Bill Sauvage, '82 delivers the homily at the all-school Mass to celebrate the Feast Day of St. Joseph. Photo courtesy of Jamie Read, '78
 

 

Camille Murphy Wins the King-Snohomish Regional Spelling Bee

 

On Sunday, March 25th, St. Joseph School 7th grade student Camille Murphy, daughter of Laurie and Michael Murphy, won the King-Snohomish Regional Spelling Bee at Seattle's Town Hall, outlasting 57 other students through eleven rounds and almost three hours of spelling competition to earn the right to compete at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D. C. Camille and the other regional winners from the state of Washington will arrive in the nation's capitol on May 27th, though the competition itself does not begin until May 29th. There will be a number of organized activities for the 277 competitors and their parent chaperones, including some sightseeing, before and after the Spelling Bee. 

 

Camille Murphy
Camille Murphy, '13

 

According the Laurie, there are three preliminary rounds, beginning on May 29th. The first round is a computer test, followed by the second and third preliminarty round on May 30th with the competitors spelling onstage. The spellers who make it successfully through the preliminary rounds then participate in the semifinals during the day on May 31st. The 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee concludes later tha evening with the Finals telecast live on ESPN. Though it would be wonderful to win (the state of Washington has only had one winner in the history of the national competition), Camille's first goal is to make it to the semifinals.

 

 

In the days following her victory, Camille has been interviewed by the media, completed her profile for the national press guide, and begun making travel plans. With soccer six days per week (she actually went right from the regional bee to a game) and school work, Camille is studying words whenever she can. As was the case prior to the regional competition, she is getting a little help from her friends and classmates who are taking turns quizzing her-in the carpool, at lunch and recess, and in her 7A homeroom.

 

On behalf of the St. Joseph community, we would like to wish Camille the best as she prepares for the competition. No matter the outcome, to us she is already a winner and we couldn't be prouder of her accomplishment!

 

 

To read the article that appeared on March 25, 2012 in The Seattle Times, please click on the link.

Archbishop of Mombasa, Kenya Visits St. Joseph

Archbishop Lele
Archbishop Boniface Lele, Archbishop of Mombasa, speaking to the upper school students at an assembly held March 28th. Photo courtesy of Jamie Read, '78

On Wednesday, March 28th the St. Joseph community welcomed visitors from the Archdiocese of Mombasa, Kenya. In the Seattle area for just over one week, Archbishop Boniface Lele, accompanied by Sr. Juliet, the director of Seattle relationships for the Archdiocese of Mombasa, will also be visiting Eastside Catholic, Holy Names Academy, St. Francis of Assisi, and Kennedy Catholic High School. Like St. Joseph School, each of these schools has a relationship with a different parish and/or school in the Archdiocese of Mombasa.

Archbishop Lele greeting students
The morning of his arrival on campus, students lined the hallways to welcome Archbishop Lele and Sr. Juliet (not pictured).
Photo courtesy of Jamie Read, '78

 During their day spent at St. Joseph, Archbishop Lele and Sr. Juliet visited classrooms, lunched with the St. Joseph Seattle/Mombasa Sister Parish Committee, watched the Passion Play rehearsal, and were the guests of honor at an assembly in the auditorium. According to Patrick Fennessy, Student Life Vice Principal, who himself travelled to Mombasa last summer, the Archbishop and Sr. Juliet were impressed with the formation of students that goes on here at St. Joseph School.

Middle School Choir performs at assembly for Archbishop Lele
The Middle School Choir performed a number of songs from their repertoire, including "O Sifuni Mungu," a Swahili song. Photo courtesy of Jamie Read, '78
Middle School Choir performs at assembly for Archbishop Lele
Sr. Juliet, Archbishop Lele, and Patrick Fennessy, and the upper school students look on as the Middle School Choir performs. Photo courtesy of Jamie Read, '78

The assembly also included a video created by students in 5C about what makes St. Joe's special. Before a blessing by Archbishop Lele and more songs performed by the choir, Sr. Juliet, who was making her first visit to the U. S., told our students about the four high school students from Mombasa we're supporting. At the conclusion, Sr. Juliet and Archbishop Lele were presented with gifts to remember their day at St. Joseph, including a SJ baseball cap, shirt, and scarf embroidered with the school's logo (particularly timely given the cold Northwest climate they are unaccustomed to).  Following the assembly, the two toured the church and met with Fr. John and then enjoyed tea at the home of 1st grade teacher Beth Peterson, who has been part of a Mombasa delegation herself.

 

 

Passion Play

 

You are cordially invited to attend the Passion Play performed by the St. Joseph School Class of 2012 this Palm Sunday, April 1st at the 5:30pm Mass in St. Joseph Church and again on Good Friday, April 6th at 10:00am.

 

We hope you will be able to join us.

Max Andrews, '01 Passion Play
Current school staff member Max Andrews, '01 as the High Priest in the 2001 Passion Play. Photo courtesy of St. Joseph School Archives

Development

 

Annual Alumni Christmas Appeal

Santa George
"Santa" George. Photo courtesy of St. Joseph School Archives

Thanks to the generosity of so many of our alumni families, as of March 29th over $79,784 has been received in contributions to the St. Joseph School Alumni Christmas Appeal.

 

Unless otherwise stipulated, all donations the school received from the Christmas Appeal were placed in the George Hofbauer Endowment Fund for financial aid. We are proud to report that thanks to the support of so many individuals, the fund has grown to over $589,340!! 

 

If you would like to make a donation and did not receive a letter in the mail or prefer to pay with a credit card, please click here to be taken to the secure online payment site.


Ivar's Pier 54 Fish Bar Partners with St. Joseph Parish

 

"Keep Clam" During Lent and Help Support St. Joseph's Baby Corner

 

Every time you dine at Ivar's Pier 54 Walk-up Fish Bar (on the Seattle waterfront) between now and Easter Sunday, Ivar's will donate 10% of your purchase to St. Joseph Parish. In a joint effort between the school and the parish, Fr. Whitney, SJ has decided to direct the funds towards the Baby Corner (see article above about the diaper drive taking place at the school to benefit St. Joseph's Baby Corner).

Baby Corner banner
Begun in 1988, the St. Joseph's Baby Corner is one of the charitable organizations supported by the school. Photo courtesy of St. Joseph School Archives

 

Here is how the program works:

 

1.  When you dine at the Ivar's Pier 54 Fish Bar anytime during Lent, mention to your server that you are supporting your church.

2.  Ivar's employees will stamp your guest receipt and encourage you to SAVE your receipt.

3.  You turn in your stamped receipt to the St. Joseph Parish Center or School's Main Office.

 

At the end of Lent, Ivar's will collect and total all submitted stamped receipts and donate 10% of all sales in a check to St. Joseph Parish.

 

Thank you in advance for your support, and to Ivar's Pier 54 for their generosity.

 

The Alumni Connection

 

a team from the older division
The Class of 1978 entry for the 5th Annual Alumni Basketball Tournament in 2011. Photographed left to right:  John Fleck, '78; a friend of Joe Sauvage; Joe Sauvage, '78; Tom Perry, '78; Tony Chiodo (St. Joe's parent); another friend of Joe Sauvage. Photo courtesy of Jamie Read, '78

St. Joseph School Alumni Alumni Basketball Tournament

 

The 6th Annual St. Joseph Alumni Basketball Tournament will take place this year on Friday, May 18th and Saturday, May 19th in Wyckoff Gym.

 

If you would like to enter a team, please contact Bill Sauvage, '82. For more information about the tournament, please visit the St. Joseph School website Alumni/Events page

Class Reunions

 

Class of 1964

 

Class of 1964 reunion in 2006
Sheila (Sifferman) Marie, Christie Sheehan, and Coleen Carney gathered with members of the class of 1964 at FX McRory's in July 2006. Photo courtesy of Sheila Sifferman Marie, '64

 

Calling all members of St. Joseph School's first co-ed class...Before you know it, it will be 50 years since you graduated from St. Joe's. 

 

Sheila Sifferman Marie has stepped forward to be part of the reunion planning committee and recently visited the school to discuss the planning and how the school can assist with locating classmates, advertising, and the event itself. If you would like to be involved, please contact Sheila by phone (206)251-7035 or email at smarie49@comcast.net. Information about the reunion (tentatively set for July 2014) will be posted on both the school's website and in Reconnections.

 

You may also connect with your classmates and get involved in the reunion planning on their new Facebook page: St Joseph Grade School, Seattle Class '64).

Class of 1964 reunion in 2006
Caron Zech, Tom Cannon, and Collene Sinclair. Photo courtesy of Sheila Sifferman Marie, '64

 

In the meantime, help us fill in the blanks...Maureen (Carey) Schwenk was kind enough to take a stab at identifying members of the graduating class of 1964--she cautions that her memory isn't what it used to be, so if you spot a mistake, feel free to let us know. If you are able to assist with a name or two (or more), please contact Sheila or Anne Haskins.

 

 Class of 1966

 

Class of 1966 classmates (l to r) Tom Boehmer, Charlie Heffernan, Jim Peterson, Brian Sweeney, and Rich Cannon at House of Hong, September 2007

A group of classmates from the St. Joseph School Class of 1966 has been gathering several times each year for dim sum lunch together at the House of Hong Restaurant in Seattle and are looking to expand the guest list...So, here's a "shout out" to all members of the Class of 1966 to come together and do some dim sum!

 

To find out when the next gathering will be, please contact Ross Case '66 at rossc@white-star.net or Jim Peterson '66 at jpeterson@tamaracinc.com

 

Prep class of 1970 40th reunion in 2010
Members of the Seattle Preparatory School Class of 1970 at their 40th reunion on October 15, 2010

 

St. Joe's class of 1966 at Prep 40th reunion Oct 2010
St. Joseph School Class of 1966 members at their 40th high school reunion. Front Row (l to r): Rich Cannon, Ross Case, Jim Wood; 2nd Row (l to r): Tim Stapleton, Brian Sweeney, Steve Hogan; 3rd Row (l to r): Mike Burke, Jerome Zech, Bob Santi; Back Row (l to r): Kevin Cox, Tom Boehmer, Bob Sifferman, Lee Shephard

45th Reunion

 

On October 7th, 62 members of the Class of 1966 along with 25 spouses gathered for their 45th reunion in the school's auditorium for an evening of sharing stories, memories, and lots of laughter. To see more photos from the reunion, click here to be connected to the photo gallery of Catherine Anstett.

 

Class of 1966 45th reunion group
The Class of 1966 45th Reunion. Classmates posed as they had for their First Communion Photo. Photo courtesy of Catherine Anstett

 

 

Class of 1973

 

graduating class of 1973
The St. Joseph School Class of 1973 graduation photo. Courtesy of the St. Joseph School Archives

A member of the Class of 1973 who has been out of the state for many years and "out of the loop" is looking for information about the upcoming 40th reunion. If you have any information about any plans for a reunion, please contact Anne Haskins to be put in touch with your classmate.  Thank you!

 

Class of 1978 

 

 

Class of 1978 graduation photo. Photo courtesy of St. Joseph School archives

While they have organized more formal reunion events over the years, in between the larger gatherings members of the Class of 1978 (shown above in their graduation photo) have tried to stay in touch by holding annual informal picnics at a local park or classmate's home.

 

If you would like to reconnect with classmates, contact Tina (Blanding) Laughlin '78 at (206) 361-8403.

 

Class of 1980

 

The Class of 1980 in 1976-77 with 5A teacher, Sr. Janyce Bouta. Photo courtesy of St. Joseph School archives

The Class of 1980 held their 30th reunion on Saturday, October 16th at the Garage. To see photos and reconnect with classmates, you may visit the Class of 1980 page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Joseph-Seattle-Class-of-1980/109959725695101?created#!/pages/St-Joseph-Seattle-Class-of-1980/109959725695101?v=wall. Ed Roos organized the reunion and is the class contact person. You may get it touch with Ed by email at rooster6601@yahoo.com or on his cell phone at (206)786-7667

 

Class of 1985

Class of 1985 25th Reunion. Photo courtesy of Lori Buono Anderson '85

If you'd like to see more photos and/or get back in touch with your classmates from the Class of 1985, please visit their page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Joseph-Class-of-85/210251752533#!/group.php?gid=120895883605&ref=search . You can also contact Lori (Buono) Anderson '85at lori352@hotmail.com or Tom Newman '85 at tommynewman@comcast.net.

 

See the full write-up about their 25th reunion held this summer in the September issue of Reconnections 

 

Class of 1987

 

 

Class of 1987 reunion

Members of the St. Joseph School Class of 1987 (left to right): Jay Lacktrup, Dave McCullough, Pat Roos, Zach Cronin, Alan Artist, Tos Fackenthall, Kevin Palmore, and Casey Losh

 

The mini Reunion of the St. Joseph School Class of 1987 took place in mid-June at the Canterbury on 15th.

 

 

Class of 1990

 

Class of 1990 graduation photo. Photo courtesy of St. Joseph School archives

Stefani Bechard Enriquez '90 has set up a site on Facebook for the Class of 1990 http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=106927879336721&ref=ts

  

If you are the contact for your class and would like to post information about your class reunion in Reconnections or on the school's website, please contact Anne Haskins at ahaskins@stjosephsea.org. 

Class Notes


1990s

 

Malen (Maher) Musgrave, '96 currently resides in Seattle with her husband, Zach Musgrave.  After graduating from high school in 2000 (Malen attended both Interlake High School and South Kitsap High School), Malen went on to earn a degree in Journalism and Environmental Studies at the University of Oregon. Malen works for Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)

 

We'd love to hear what you've been up to since leaving St. Joe's!! Click here to be connected to the Alumni page of the school's website where you can complete the online Contact Information Update form or send an email to Anne Haskins

 

In Memoriam

AJ Mullally
A. J. Mullally, May 10, 1922 - March 17, 2012. Courtesy of the Mullally family and The Seattle Times

Aloysius James "A. J." Mullally passed away on St. Patrick's Day surrounded by his large family at the age of 89. The former St. Joseph parishioner and father of two St. Joseph School alumni (John, '73 and Mark Mullally, '77) was a devout Catholic and generous supporter of Catholic education and all of the capital campaigns at his children's and grandchildren's schools. It was A. J. who funded the renovation of the St. Joseph School Staff Lounge, named in honor of his late son, Mark.

 

Married to Geraldine ("Jerry") Burns in 1944, together they raised twelve children, at least three of whom also sent their children to St. Joseph School:  Vince Mullally ( Marian, '88; Michael, '90; Theresa, '91; and John Paul Mullally, '96), Maureen Mullally Sharma (John, '99; Sarah, '04; James Sharma, '06), and John Mullally, '73 (Tatjana,'04; Megan, '09; and Kate Mullally, '11). Among A. J.'s fourteen great-grandchildren are two current St. Joseph School students, George, '18 and Juliet Mullally, '20 (in the second grade and kindergarten respectively), the children of Michael, '90 and Jennifer Mullally (see photo in the "From the Editor" section of this newsletter).

 

After Jerry passed away, A. J. married Joanna ("Jody") Sheppard in 1990. All of Jody's four children attended St. Joseph School, and three of them in turn sent their own children to St. Joe's:  Camille Sheppard Dohrn, '75 (Charlotte, '05; Robbie, '07; and Gillian Dohrn, '11), Celia Sheppard Evans, '78 (Eloise,'09; Isabelle, '10; and Daniel Jackson Evans, '12), Robert Sheppard '80, and Crispen Sheppard, '83.

 

Click on the link to be connected to A. J. Mullally's obituary which appeared in The Seattle Times.

 

Thank you to Michael Mullally and George Hofbauer for their assistance. I apologize for any errors or omissions.

A Word About "Reconnections"

 

Reconnections is a semi-monthly newsletter from St. Joseph School that was launched in March 2010 as a means to improve communication with our student alumni, their parents and grandparents, parents whose students attended St. Joseph School but withdrew prior to graduation, as well as former staff. Hopefully this newsletter, combined with efforts to enhance the school's website, will not only make it easier for the school to communicate with our "alumni" about upcoming events (including class reunions) and happenings around the campus, but also to support our alumni by highlighting their achievements and business endeavors help them keep in touch with one another.

As part of our continued efforts to be environmentally responsible, we have moved to fewer "paper" mailings each year. Like this newsletter, our weekly Flash! newsletter to current families is also sent electronically. As with any new undertaking, there is bound to be a few challenges, and we thank you for your patience as we work through them.  

For many of our "alumni," it has been a long time since we have communicated with them via email, and our contact information may no longer be current or it is incomplete-especially for our young alumni. If we have made an error, please accept our sincere apology and know that we will work to correct it with your assistance. You may respond via email or click on "Update Your Contact Information" to help us bring our records up-to-date.

You can also help us spread the word by forwarding the newsletter to your family members for whom we do not have an email address. They, in turn, can add their name to the mailing list.

If, for any reason, you would rather not continue to receive Reconnections or any other electronic mailings, simply use the "unsubscribe" feature and your address will be removed from the mailing list for St. Joseph School electronic mailings. If you'd like to us to spread the word about your class reunion, please send us the information and we will include it in the next issue.

Thank you,
Anne Haskins, Editor

You may offer comment, suggestions for stories and make inquiries to Anne Haskins by responding to this email.


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