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St Marys 1971 announcements


Congratulations to St Mary's South Side Catholic High School!
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Upcoming class activities

Please mark your calendar. Watch for email updates.  
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. 
Classmate friends and family are always encouraged to join us!
6:30pm Thursday June 13, 2024
Gateway Grizzlies vs Washington Wild Things
(Country Night)

Gateway Grizzlies' Park, Sauget, IL
Purchase a general admission ticket
then meet at the right field picnic tables

We're carpooling from Rick LaGrotta's house
4229 Valley Crest Hills Dr.
Meet-up 5:15. At 5:45pm we'll head to Sauget.
6:00pm Saturday June 15, 2024
Daniel Armbruster's annual 
backyard beer garden birthday party
8123 Parkwood Drive
Bring your cooler and a snack to share
Above is a photo from the 2023 party at Daniel's house
9:00am Sunday June 23, 2024
Alumni Mass Breakfast
Mass in St Joseph's Chapel
followed by breakfast in the cafeteria
(Spouses invited)

After a few years off, this popular event 
brings a good number of Dragons back to SM
Popular retired teacher/coach and SM HOF member,
Frank Sohm will be our guest speaker 

St Joseph's Chapel is such a beautiful place,
the alumni association is inviting classmates
to bring spouses to this event.


Next event; 2:00-5:00pm Saturday July 20, 2024
Bourgeois' Band Blended Beginnings

2024 Summer Schedule at Triple 3 Vinyards

Blended Beginnings always puts on a great show and 
Gary's daughter's winery-event center is a beautiful setting

7:30pm Thursday August 15, 2024

SM Alumni Association meeting
St Mary's Cafeteria

Sunday September 29, 2024
Bill Schicker Memorial SM Golf Tournament
 Please  join the SM Alumni Association by 
clicking the link below.  It's only $25 
Please help Class of '71 become the largest number of Alumni members
of all 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.



June 4, 2024 Dan Petersen at the

St Louis Honor Flight

Dan's Honor Flight reception was attended by Dragons, Larry Thaier,
Dave Tornatore, Mickey Rea, Rich Rutledge and Rick LaGrotta


3-15-2024 at Das Bevo

Tornatore, Erickson, and birthday boy, Kevin Humphrey

Immaculate Heart reunion Marty Erickson, Michelle Kohler and Daniel Armbruster
Also present Steve Buchheit and Rick LaGrotta
It was fun celebrating Kevin Humphrey's birthday at the Bevo Beer Choir!
For the complete history of Bevo Mill: Click Here


2-15-2024 at DB Cooper's

2-1-2024 at Biggie's 

Bob Simokaitis, Rick LaGrotta Rich Rutledge, Steve Buchheit, Mick Rea, Jerry Frick, Dan Armbruster,
Mark Shipley, Larry Thaier, Linda Pipitone, Lynn Buchheit, John Pipitone. 
Barb Rea wasat the party but is not in the photo.


St Mary's Hall of Fame Banquet

Congratulation to Ron Stockmann and all other 2024 SM HOF Inductees

12-14-2023 SM 71 Christmas at the Mack

To see more photos of the party click here


12-07-2023 SM Alumni Christmas Party

12 from '71 were present. Miceli, Thaier, LaGrotta, Flesch, R Simokaitis, Rea, Held, Panneri, Armbruster, Rutledge, Favre, and Pipitone

To see more photos of the 2023 Alumni Christmas party click here


Mickey Rea sent a photo from a recent 11-20-2023 "Simo sighting"

Thursday, October 19, 2023
At the SM Alumni Association Meeting
We were saddened to learn at age 102, 
Brother Francis "Doc" Heyer passed away
Ed Greaving sent the St Louis Review obituary on this incredible man
October 18, 2023 lunch at St Raymond's
Larry Thaier, Bill Krenn, Rick LaGrotta Sue Rutledge, Elain Greaving, Rich Rutledge, Ed Greaving, Mike Panneri, and Mickey Rea
October 8, 2023 Taste of SM
Above are SM Alumni Association board members; Kevin Humphrey and Larry Held.
Also at the event were '71 dragons; Ed DeGreeff, Dale Eiserle, Rich Rutledge, Mickey Rea and Rick LaGrotta
To see more photos of the 2023 Taste of SM click here
October 4 at LaGrotta's house
Doug Dickmann with his sons Dave and Mike
September 7, 2023 at Crusoe's
As always Crusoe's a great place and the food was outstanding!

Surprise dragon: Ed Greaving pictured above with 4 others at detention!
Click Here to see more photos
August 29, 2023 at 
Bob Simokaitis' Terre Du Lac family lake home

August 3, 2023
St Cecelia's classmates; Emeric Rhonshausen, Larry Held and Sam Ribaudo

Thursday June 15th at Daniel's 70-year birthday party
15-dragons were there to celebrate!
Marty Erickson, Frank Flesch, Steve Armbruster '73, Phil Miceli, Carl Collignon, Mick Rea, Mike Stenger '78, 
Bob Simokaitis, Daniel Armbruster, Mike Panneri, Sam Ribaudo, Kevin Humphrey, Rick LaGrotta
seated are John Pipitone and Dave Tornatore
John Pipitone in his cool Jeep!

St Cecelia's boys; Sam Ribaudo and Frank Flesch
MQU boys; Dave Tornatore, Rick LaGrotta and Carl Collignon
April 13 at Doc Haus
Surprise Dragon Daryl Schaetty pictured above with Phil Miceli

Feb 2, 2023 at DB Cooper's Safe House
Jerry Frick and surprise dragon; John Mernah
2022 SM Alumni Christmas Party
John Pipitone, Ed Degreeff
Above is a recent enactment of their graduation photo; 
Mick Rea, Leo Haas, Kevin Thorpe and Scott Puettmann

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
St Mary's High School
4701 South Grand
St Louis, MO 63111
Our class website is always looking to add classmates. 
Currently we have 117 active and 153 inactive!
Visit the classmate profile page to see which guys have
not joined the site then 
ask our classmate 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: 42.9%


A: 117 Active
B: 153  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