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St Marys 1971 announcements


Please mark your calendar. Watch for email updates in the event changes are necessary!
Dragons living away from STL; please let us know date(s) you plan to be in town. 
Every effort will be made to hold a gathering while you are here.
Unless specifically requested, RSVPs are not needed.  
All events are open; friends and family are always encouraged to join us!


SM Alumni Meeting
7:30PM Thursday October 17, 2019

At St Mary's Cafeteria, free refreshments


SM Alumni Christmas Party
7:00PM Thursday December 5, 2019

At St Mary's Cafeteria, free refreshments
Take this as your reminder to renew your
$25 annual membership


Thursday December 19, 2019
Class of '71 Christmas Gathering

The Mack
4615 Macklind Avenue


 Please  join the Alumni Association by 
clicking the link below.  It's only $25 and all us  would love to 
be able to say Class of '71 has the most members of any graduating clas

Click the dragon to go to the Alumni Association's website to join up for only $25
St Mary's has a goal of a minimum of 500 annual members.
We are currently at 343
Let's do our part to help make it happen.
Mike Donahue sent a request
asking if any classmates have video of our graduation.
Pretty sure if the old 8mm movies have been converted to DVD
they can be uploaded to YouTube then posted on our class website.
My dad took slide photos
After almost 50-years it would be fun to watch a video! 
Please click here to let us know if you have something we can post
-Past Events-
October 13, 2009
Taste of SM another rousing success
Members of '71 present were
Kevin Humphrey, Larry Held, Dan Armbruster, Ed DeGreeff
and Suprise Dragon Mike Vetz
To see photos of the event
July 25, 2009 Grizzlies Game
We missed east siders; Bill Fillman and Carl Collignon
but added another east side / Surprise Dragon; Rick Schlichtig
Ed Greaving, Frank Flesch, Dan Armbruster, Rick LaGrotta, Rich Rutledge, Bob Simokaitis,
John Pipitone, Phil Miceli, Steve Buchheit, and Surprise Dragon Rick Schlichtig
To see more photos click here
7:00PM Thursday July 11, 2019
We had two suprise dragons
Left to right: Greg Fairchild '72, Surprise Dragon Earl Carroll, Rich Rutledge, Rick LaGrotta
Bob Simokaitis, and Surprise Dragon John Carroll
Surprise Dragons; John and Earl Carroll
7:00PM Thursday June 20, 2019
at DocHaus we had a great turn our. 
Unfortunately the group photo doesn't include birthday dragon; Daniel Armbruster
Pictured above are Steve Buchheit, Mike Dauphin, Larry Held, Rich Rutledge, John Pipitone, Mick Rea
Bob Simokaitis, Rick LaGrotta Frank Flesch, Phil Miceli
and surprise Dragon; Dan Rellegert
At the June 9 Alumni Mass from '71
were Daniel Armbruster, Mike Panneri and
Alumni board member Larry Held
May 16th at The Mack
 We had 15-Dragons including suprise dragon; 
Steve Mistretta and his daughter Catherine

From the left; Bob Simokaitis, Mark Durham, Kevin Humphrey, Jack Favre, Larry Held, Mike Dauphin, Phil Miceli, Joe Rekart, John Pipitione, 
Katherine Mistretta, Steve Mistretta, Dan Petersen, Rich Rutledge, Rick LaGrotta, Marty Erickson, Daniel Armbruster
At the start of last night's SM Alumni meeting 
In addition to food, drink and an update on happenings at SM
Alumni and guests were treated to a brilliant sunset over the new field
Present were the 2018-19 SM State runner up Basket ball coaching staff + two star senior-players
Board members Larry Held and Kevin Humphrey
Rich Rutledge, Ed Degreeff, Frank Flesch and Rick LaGrotta
2019 Somewhere Over the Rainbow Annual (Black Tie) Gala
Mick Rea's non-profit provides housing and care
for developmentally disabled adults. 
Attended by Mick Rea, Leo Haas, Kevin Thorpe and Rick LaGrotta
Ordinarily Scott Puettmann attends.  This year we missed him! 
03-14-2019  at DB Cooper's with a few of the boys
celebrating Kevin Humprey's birthday

Above are  Rich Rutledge, Rick LaGrotta, Greg Fairchild '72,  Sam Ribaudo,
Daniel Armbruster, Mick Rea, Phil Miceli, Bob Simokaitis,  Kevin Humphrey, Larry Held,
present but not pictured; Mike Dauphin, John Pipitone and Pat Wheatley

Somokaitis, Wheatley, Humphrey, Armbruster, LaGrotta
Click here to see more photos
February 21 Alumni Meeting
At the alumni meeting were Board members; Kevin Humphrey and Larry Held, along with
Surprise Dragon David Tornatore, Frank Flesch and Dan Armbruster.  Not pictured, Ed DeGreeff and Rick LaGrotta
Class of 71 well represented
DeGreeff Family also well represented
Thursday January 3, 2019  Beckerle's Hiltop Tavern
Pipitone, Dauphin, R Simokaitis, Rutledge, Armbruster, Fairchild '72 and Miceli
Denny Werner's 2018 Doc Haus Christmas Party

John Pipitone, Marty Erickson, Rick LaGrotta, Tom Fitzsimmons,
Bob Simokaitis, Ed Weindell, Frank Flesch, Kevin Humphrey, Mike Dauphin
not pictured Larry Held, Jack Favre, Dan Armbruster and Phil Milceli
Click the photo to see more pictures from the party.
Mike Dauphin's son Michael was
appointed City of St Louis Assessor
Congratulations to the Dauphin family
for such a fine accomplishment
2018 SM HOF Banquet
At the 2018 SM HOF Banquet, John Roeslein and his family
were joined by '71 classmates; Frank Flesch, Dan Armbruster, 
Mike and Len Panneri, Tom and Terry Fitzsimmons and Rick LaGrotta
Click here to see more photos from the evening
2018 Taste of St Mary's was a great success
From '71 we had Kevin Humphrey,Larry Held,
Rich Rutledge, Frank Flesch, Pat Wheatley, Mike Vetz, Ed DeGreeff and Rick LaGrotta
The school and its president are working wonders to maintain and grow St Mary's academic and athletic traditions
while slowly updating buildings, grounds and technology needed to be competitive in today's education market.
Choosing an educational path, young men and their families have some pretty good choices.
St Mary's is still in the running offering a great education at a reasonable price. 
The school's aim moving forward is to have and even stronger positive influence on the south side;
educating and guiding its young men while helping to stabilize the neighborhood
setting a high example and by welcoming all to make use of its state of the art athletic facilities.
The term Renaissance was chosen because of the program's objective;
a rebirth of St Mary's and of the South Side
St Mary's Alumni is one of the school's biggest strengths.  
18% of St. Mary's Alumni contribute annually to the school.  
Compared to 5-6% for alumni from other Catholic schools, we are far and away the best!
"St. Mary's" is a great answer to the St Louis question; "Where did you go to high school?"
You don't need a meeting or a special invitation to do what you know is right.  
Please donate as you can to help the rebirth and to keep the tradition alive. 
St Mary's High School
4701 South Grand
St Louis, MO 63111
Our class website is always looking to add classmates. 
Currently we have 114 active and 154 inactive!
Visit the classmate profile page to see which guys have not joined the site
and if there is someone there you know well,  ask him to create a profile.
Guest members  (classmate friends and family members) are welcome too!
Creating a "Classmate profile"...it's easy and it's free! 
Go to Classmate Profiles click on your name,
confirm your contact information and enter a password. 
 For more details about this website click:  Getting Started
Class of '71 Website Stats

Home Page Visitors:


(cumulative total visitors we've had since creating our class web site)
Percentage Of Active Classmates: 42.5%


A: 115 Active
B: 155 Inactive

Please encourage fellow classmates to create a profile on the website.
Go to "Classmate Profiles" click your name, insert  email address then click send.


See photos of past class reunions courtesy of Mike Krull

This class website was created: 2/4/2011