Austin Catholic Prep School

Class of 1961

This page was last updated on: October 18, 2021
Austin 1961 Alumni Lunch

Austin 1961 alumni are invited to lunch the 2nd Wednesday of the month at Gilberts Lodge (22335 Harper Ave, St. Clair Shores). If interested, contact Jim Ellis (313-550-9720), Jack Patterson (313-421-7064), or Steve Van Horn (586-291-0137)

Gilberts at 12:30 pm

A Walk Down Memory Lane 

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Friar News (via Austin Catholic Prep Dec 2017)

Tony Lafata dies in Rochester Hills on October 13, 2021

Bill VanDeWeghe dies in Clinton Township on August 14, 2021

John Dueweke dies in Detroit area (January 8, 2021)

Ken Kuechle dies in Clarkson (May 22, 2020)

Charley Doyle dies in Detroit area (April 2, 2018)

Joe Wallace dies in Detroit area (Dec 17, 2017)

Mike Szmidiel dies in Roseville (Sept 4, 2017)

David Kelley dies in Sarasota (July 1, 2017)

Bob Hynous dies in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan (Feb 10, 2014)

Dick Lang dies in South Carolina (July 16, 2013)

Fr David Brecht, OSA (Austin 1956 grad, principle of Austin Academy) dies (Sept 6, 2014)

Dick Salkowski dies in West Bloomfield (November 16, 2012)

Jerry Zade dies in Eastpointe (November 13, 2012)

Milt Meiniger dies after battling brain tumor (June 30, 2011)

Gerry Miller dies  (June 7, 2010)

U-D, last Catholic HS in Detroit, featured in Time magazine

St Clare has Austin Tribute in foyer.

Pat Cunningham dies June 10, 2008.
For passwords to "Bio's and email All", updates or other info, contact Jim Patton

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50th Class Reunion a Success

The 50th Reunion of Austin Catholic Prep Class of 1961 was Saturday, September 17, 2011. Half of the living graduates were there to celebrate the night. 

Here are pictures of some of the attendees. 
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