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In Loving Memory

In Loving Memory

Almighty God, through the death of your Son on the cross, you have overcome death for us. Through his burial and resurrection from the dead, you have made the grave a holy place and restored us to eternal life. We pray for those in our St. Thomas More family who have died and live now with Christ in the joy of heaven. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Daniel H. Andrae (DB '59), June 8, 2023, at the age of 81. Brother of David Andrae (DB '63). 
 
Ralph J. Antczak (DB ’55), April 2, 2023, at the age of 86.

Michael A. Barczak (DB '66), August 30, 2023, at the age of 74. Brother of Jerome Barczak (DB '50) and Edward Barczak, Jr. (DB '58). 

Charles R. Bartels (DB '62), December 23, 2023, at the age of 79. Brother of the late J. Michael Bartels (DB '57) and Robert Bartels (DB '65). Member of the STM Alumni Hall of Fame.

J. Michael Bartels (DB ’57), May 11, 2021.  Brother of the late Charles Bartels (DB ’62) and Robert Bartels (DB ’65).  Member of STM Athletic Hall of Fame.

Ursula K. Binash, January 18, 2022, at the age of 95.  Mother of James Binash (PN ’70) and Brian Binash (TM ’73).

Geoffrey R. Blazek (DB ’71), November 20, 2021, at the age of 68.

Helmut “Howie” Brenner, January 22, 2022, at the age of 60. 
Husband of STM Bookkeeper Loriann Brenner (SMA ’82).

Daniel H. Borkowski (DB '57), December 4, 2021, at the age of 82. Father of the late James Borkowski (TM '88).

James M. Borkowski (TM '88), October 29, 2023, at the age of 52. Son of the late Daniel Borkowski (DB '57). 

Patrick H. Bukowski (TM ’73), July 5, 2021, at the age of 66.

James G. Budnik (DB '61), October 4, 2023, at the age of 80. Brother of the late Alvin Budnik and Thomas Budnik (DB '54).

Thomas J. Casper, Jr. (TM ’85), June 27, 2022, at the age of 54.

Thomas G. Champa (DB ’71), January 22, 2022, at the age of 68.  Brother of Dr. James Champa (DB ’69).

Anthony G. Christopher (TM '88), December 19, 2023, at the age of 54.

Donald H. Depratt (DB ’72), January 8, 2021, at the age of 66.  Father of Alana Depratt (TM ’97).

Timothy J. Devine (PN ’72), July 5, 2021, at the age of 66.  Brother of Dan Devine (TM ’77).  Brother-in-law of Greg Payleitner (DB ’68).

Lawrence Dombrowski (DB ’53), May 20, 2022, at the age of 87.

Timothy J. Dyksinski (DB ’67), September 10, 2021, at the age of 72.  Former fine arts teacher at Thomas More.

Phillip J. Dziedzic, Jr. (TM ’99), September 18, 2021, at the age of 40.  Brother of Candace (Dziedzic) Henry (TM ’02).  Brother-in-law of Tony Henry (TM ’02).  Cousin of Samantha Voss (STM ’10) and Maxwell Voss (STM ’13).

Jeffery Edgar, July 28, 2021, at the age of 66.  Father of Christopher Edgar (TM ’97).

Paul E. Elliott (DB '69), September 25, 2022, at the age of 71.

Ronald J. Fieber (DB ’54), December 26, 2022, at the age of 86.  Brother of Paul Fieber (DB ’58), Leonard Fieber (DB ’62), and the late Ken Fieber (DB ’52).  Taught and coached at Don Bosco and Thomas More from 1960-1998. Member of Athletic Hall of Fame and Alumni Hall of Fame.

William Fogarty (DB ’61), April 5, 2022, at the age of 79.

Donald "Don/Donnie" Fortier (DB '64), April 27, 2021, at the age of 74. Brother of Joseph R. Fortier, II (TM '76).

Barbara A. Fruhbauer, November 17, 2022, at the age of 80. Mother of Peggie Fruhbauer (TM ’93) and the late Jennifer Fruhbauer, who taught math at St. Thomas More.

Gregory C. Gauthier (DB ’58), January 25, 2021, at the age of 81.  Brother of James Gauthier (DB ’54).

Mary Jo Gin, November 4, 2021, at the age of 68.  Mother of Gina Gin (TM ’90), Jennifer Gin (TM ’95), and Jessica Gin (TM ’97).

Jerry J. Gradisnik (DB '65), November 5, 2021, at the age of 74. 

Gregory G. Gust (TM '93), March 14, 2023, at the age of 47. 

Randal D. Harteau, December 26, 2023, at the age of 74. Father of Suzanne (Harteau) Madden (TM '94), Steven Harteau (TM '98), Dr. Christian Harteau (TM '98), and Elyce (Harteau) Fischer (TM '04). 

Carl W. Heinz (DB '64), December 4, 2022, at the age of 76. Father of Brian A. Garstecki (TM '94).

James J. Hellmich
 (DB ’60), November 7, 2021, at the age of 79.

Michael J. Heritsch, August 29, 2021, at the age of 68.  Father of Amy Heritsch (TM ‘(98), Megan Heritsch (TM ’00), and Kelly (Heritsch) Kaminski (TM ’04).

Gregg Hermann, May 11, 2022, at the age of 72.  Former English teacher at Thomas More.

David J. Horzewski (TM '81), May 5, 2023, at the age of 59. Father of Lauren Horzewski-Paniagua (STM '14) and Erin Horzewski (STM '22). Brother of the late Donald Horzewski (TM '73) and Daniel Horzewski (TM '78). 

Maribeth L. (Major) Hunter (TM ’01), September 10, 2022, at the age of 39.  Sister of Suzie (Major) Barber (TM ’04).

Timothy M. Joyce (PN ’70), April 3, 2022, at the age of 69.

Michael J. Kaczmarek (DB ’58), August 23, 2021, at the age of 80.

Neal E. Kaluzny (DB ’67), January 8, 2023, at the age of 73.

Robert G. Kaminski (PN ’70), May 29, 2021, at the age of 69.

Roger P. Kaminski (DB '69), July 7, 2021, at the age of 70. Brother of Darryl Kaminski (DB '66). 

James P. Karolewicz, August 20, 2023, at the age of 68. Brother of STM math teacher Michael Karolewicz.

Bro. Norbert J. Karpfinger (DB ’50), June 23, 2021.  Brother of the late Barney Karpfinger (SF ’46), the late Anthony Karpfinger (DB ’55), John Karpfinger (DB ’58), and the late Paul Karpfinger (DB ’59).  Member of the STM Alumni Hall of Fame.

Stanley J. Kay (DB ’72), January 22, 2023, at the age of 69.

Timothy P. Keane (TM ’78), October 3, 2021, at the age of 61.  Brother of Sean Keane (TM ’77) and Michael Keane (TM ’83).

Richard J. Kleczkowski (PN '69), November 23, 2023, at the age of 72. Father of Nicholas Kleczkowski (TM '96) and David Kleczkowski (TM '03).

Rockne E. Koch (DB ’56), December 8, 2021, at the age of 83.

Matthew G. Kotz, June 25, 2021, at the age of 60.  Father of Hannah Kotz (STM ’17).

Kurt L. Kozub (TM '79), May 31, 2022, at the age of 61. Brother of Keith Kozub (TM '77). Uncle of Katie (Kozub) Olszewski (TM '05).

Timothy J. Kubik (TM ’82), September 21, 2022.  Son of the late Robert Kubik (DB ’54).  Brother of Anthony Kubik (TM ’79).  JV girls’ golf coach at St. Thomas More.

Robert E. Lange (DB '69), March 9, 2023, at the age of 71.

Kenneth Larsen (DB ’67), February 6, 2023.

Roman J. Lisowski, Jr. (DB ’60), June 20, 2021, at the age of 78.  Brother of James Lisowski (PN ’72).

Robert A. Logan (DB '54), November 6, 2023. 

Maribeth Lombardi, May 31, 2021, at the age of 68.  Mother of Jared Scholz (TM ’96), Kevin Scholz (TM ’99), and Sarah Scholz (TM ’00).  Maribeth taught theology at St. Thomas More from 1991 through 2011.

Michael W. Lueck (DB ’66), June 9, 2022, at the age of 74.

Gerald J. Lupini (DB ’58), September 21, 2022, at the age of 82.

William J. Lutz (TM '81), January 20, 2024, at the age of 61. Brother of Robert Lutz (TM '76), John Lutz (TM '83), and the late Michael Lutz (TM '88). Uncle of Jamie Smolen (STM '15) and Elizabeth Smolen (STM '19).

Fr. Melvin H. Macoskie (SF ’47), September 29, 2021, at the age of 92.

John J. Maliszewski (DB ’57), October 14, 2021, at the age of 81.  Husband of the late Elizabeth Maliszewski (SMA ’57).  Mother of Jack Maliszewski (TM ’79), Jaime Maliszewski (TM ’82), and Jodi (Malisewski) Mallum (TM ’96).  Mother-in-law of Scott Koralewski (TM ’75) and Greg Mallum (TM ’94).  Grandmother of Kristin (Koralewski) Perkins (TM ’00), Kollin Koralewski (TM ’03), Henry Maliszewski (TM ’05), Karli Koralewski-Flores (TM ’07), John Maliszewski (STM ’09), Gilbert Maliszewski (STM ’10), and Jak Maliszewski (STM ’11).  Member of the STM Alumni Hall of Fame.

Louis P. Mane, September 14, 2022, at the age of 94. Father of STM maintenance staff member Tony Mane, Sr.  Grandfather of Tony Mane, Jr. (TM ’06), Alyssa Mane (STM ’14), Andrea (Sanfelippo) Davis (TM ’07), Joe Sanfelippo (STM ’10), and Gina Sanfelippo (STM ’14).  Father-in-law of Joe Sanfelippo (TM ’82).

Thomas J. Marciniak (DB ’67), March 9, 2023, at the age of 73.

Tomislav Markovic, January 15, 2024. Former head coach of the boys' soccer program. Led the team to the 2006 WIAA State title.

Robert "Bob" Maroszek, February 4, 2024, at the age of 73. Former assistant basketball coach at Thomas More.

Elizabeth (Larson) Marusic
(TM ’92), January 10, 2022, at the age of 47.  Sister of Rebecca Larson Freuck (SMA ’89), David Larson (TM ’97), and Christopher Larson (TM ’99).

Tyler Mascari (STM '13), October 24, 2023, at the age of 29.

Bro. Jerome L. Matz (DB ’58), July 12, 2022, at the age of 81.

Gerald L. Modjeska (DB ’57), August 28, 2021, at the age of 82. Brother of Ralph Modjeska (DB ’60) and the late Donald Modjeska (DB ’51).

Richard D. Mortell, February 18, 2023, at the age of 94.  Father-in-law of STM English teacher Teresa Mortell. Grandfather of Colleen Mortell (STM ’20) and Grace Mortell (STM ’21).

Daniel Niemczynski (DB ’58), June 27, 2022, at the age of 81.

David A. Novak (DB ’58), June 11, 2022, at the age of 81.

Jon R. Nowalis (DB ’61), October 31, 2022, at the age of 79.  Brother of the late Tom Nowalis (DB ’64), the late Dan Nowalis (DB ’65) and the late Ken (Nowalis) Nolan (DB ’65).

James E. O’Loughlin, January 27, 2021, at the age of 89.  Father of Michael O’Loughlin (TM ’81), Rev. Patrick O’Loughlin (TM ’84), and Thomas O’Loughlin (TM ’85).

Frank R. Orazem, September 8, 2021, at the age of 72.  Former business and substitute teacher at Thomas More.

Paul E. Piotrowski (TM ' 82), January 15, 2024, at the age of 59. Son of former coach and staff member Ed J. Piotrowski (DB '52), and brother of Daniel J. Piotrowski (TM ' 83). 

Thomas P. Podewils
(TM '75), August 11, 2023, at the age of 66. Brother of Bill Podewils (DB '68), Joe Podewils (DB '70), and Jim Podewils (TM '73).

John J. Podkomorski (DB '61), March 19, 2023. 

James H. Poplawski (TM ’76), November 19, 2022, at the age of 64.

Christina Prince-Diaz, August 28, 2021, at the age of 60.  Mother of Courtney (Prince) Chaput (TM ’04).

Gerald T. Protasiewicz (DB ’55), April 14, 2021, at the age of 84.

Richard J. Rademacher (DB ’54), January 4, 2021, at the age of 84.

Kristen M. RamirezMarch 23, 2022.  Mother of Samuel (STM ’17) and Josefina Ramirez (STM ’20).  Daughter of the late Charles Lelinski (DB ’61).

Fr. Joseph G. Rasky (DB ’50), June 8, 2021, at the age of 89.

Jeffrey S. Renock (TM '92), October 12, 2023, at the age of 49. Brother of Jennifer (Renock) Hurst (TM '96). 

Mayor Alan L. Richards (DB ’61), April 26, 2022, at the age of 79.

Gervase Rose (DB '54), October 10, 2023, at the age of 87. Member of the STM Alumni Hall of Fame. Chancellor Award recipient. Brother of the late Greg Rose (DB '56). 

Steven A. Roy, November 1, 2022.  Former English teacher (1978-1984) and president (2001-2006) at Thomas More.

Paul J. Rozek (TM ’74), February 20, 2023, at the age of 66.

Robert G. Ruesch (DB ’62), October 5, 2022, at the age of 78.  Brother of the late Tom Ruesch (DB ’65).

Mark C. Scerpella (TM '81), November 16, 2023, at the age of 59. Brother of the late Jim Scerpella (PN '72), Dan Scerpella (TM '74), Patrick Scerpella (TM '78), and Matthew Scerpella (TM '84). Uncle of Michael Scerpella (TM '03), Danny Scerpella (TM '04), Caitlin Scerpella (TM '05), Jamey Scerpella (TM '06), CJ Scerpella (TM '07), Marina Scerpella (STM '17), Isabel Scerpella (STM '20).

Robert “Robb” J. Schleck (PN ’72), November 16, 2022, at the age of 68.  Father of John Schleck (TM ’97), David Schleck (TM ’99), and Jennifer (Schleck) Peric (TM ’02). Two-time chairperson of STM Board of Directors.

Mark Scholz (DB ’70), August 10, 2021.  Father of Jared Scholz (TM ’96), Kevin Scholz (TM ’99), and Sarah Scholz (TM ’00).   Mark was inducted into the STM Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017.

Gilbert A. Schouten (DB ’58), January 10, 2021, at the age of 80.

Douglas Shuit, October 12, 2022, at the age of 73.  Father of Jacqueline Shuit (TM ’98).

Bruce “Bud” Sielen (DB ’58), August 19, 2022, at the age of 82.

Steven Michael Skender, Jr. (DB '64), May 15, 2021, at the age of 75.

Thomas L. Spiegel
 (DB ’56), January 3, 2021, at the age of 83.  Father of Mark Spiegel (TM ’86).  Brother of James Spiegel (DB ’58).  Former Development Director at Thomas More High School.

Jerry M. Spychala (TM ’86), January 23, 2022, at the age of 53.  Brother of John Spychala (TM ’83) and Joseph Spychala (TM ’84).

Gerard Timmerman
 (TM ’81), August 13, 2021, at the age of 58.

David J. Tojek (SF ’55), January 14, 2022, at the age of 84.

Joseph M. Trawitzki (TM ’93), February 10, 2022, at the age of 46.  Brother of the late Jeremy Trawitzki (TM ’95), Julie Trawitzki (TM ’02), and Janet (Trawitzki) O’Neill (TM ’04).

Rev. Stephen J. Umhoefer (SF ’58), December 2, 2021, at the age of 81.

Duane Verba, May 24, 2023, at the age of 75. Father of Jared Verba (TM '07) and Delaney Verba (STM '13).

Robert J. Verzal, Jr. (TM ’80), January 1, 2023.  Brother of Tom Verzal (TM ’81).

Dorothy Wachowiak, October 10, 2022, at the age of 86.  Dorothy worked in the main office at Don Bosco and Thomas More from 1967 to 1998.  Grandmother of Don (TM ’95), Jeff (TM ’97), and Mike LaValle (TM ’99).

James G. Wachowiak
, November 17, 2022, at the age of 93. Husband of the late Dorothy Wachowiak. Grandfather of Don (TM ’95), Jeff (TM ’97), and Mike LaValle (TM ’99).

Craig A. Weber 
(TM ’84), August 12, 2021, at the age of 55.  Brother of Kurt A. Weber (TM ’81). Uncle of Jordan Backes (STM ’10) and Ryan Backes (STM ’18).

David Alan Wied
(DB '64), December 12, 2021, at the age of 75.

Thomas R. Wisniewski
 (DB ’67), February 6, 2023, at the age of 73.  Brother of Gerald Wisniewski (TM ’73).

Richard W. Wojtecki (TM '77), November 17, 2021, at the age of 62. Uncle of Matt Wojtecki (TM '92) and Mandy Lichucki (TM '98).

Patrick A. Wolf (DB '60), September 16, 2023, at the age of 81.

Jeffrey Wuerl
 (TM ’73), November 11, 2021, at the age of 67.

Kenneth J. Zawistowski 
(DB ’58), March 29, 2022, at the age of 81.  Father of the late Michael Zawistowski (TM ’80).

Michael A. Zawistowski
 (TM ’80), January 18, 2021, at the age of 59.  Son of the late Kenneth J. Zawistowski (DB ’58).

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