Austin Catholic Prep School

Class of 1961

This page was last updated on: June 12, 2022
Class Reunion Cancelled!​

The Reunion of the 1960 and 1961 graduating classes of Austin Catholic Prep, planned for September 18, 2022 at The RoosterTail, has been cancelled. We were not able to get the 110 minimum signup. Thanks to Steve VanHorn for all his efforts.

                                        - Jim P

Austin 1961 Alumni Monthly 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)




at 12:30 pm





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Bill Coyro dies in Grosse Pointe 3/5/2022

Tom Cusack dies in PA 2/28/2022

John Knack dies in TN on 2/8/22

Tony Lafata dies in Rochester Hills 10/13/2021

Bill VanDeWeghe dies in Clinton Township 8/14/2021

John Dueweke dies in Detroit area 1/8/2021

Ken Kuechle dies in Clarkson  5/22/2020

Charley Doyle dies in Detroit area 4/2/2018

Joe Wallace dies in Detroit area 12/17/2017

Mike Szmidiel dies in Roseville 9/4/2017

David Kelley dies in Sarasota 7/1/2017

Bob Hynous dies in Grosse Pointe Farms 2/10/2014

Dick Lang dies in South Carolina 7/16/2013

Fr David Brecht, OSA (Austin 1956 grad, principle of Austin Academy) dies 9/6/2014

Dick Salkowski dies in West Bloomfield 11/16/2012

Jerry Zade dies in Eastpointe 11/13/2012

Milt Meiniger dies 6/30/2011

Gerry Miller dies  6/7/2010

Pat Cunningham dies 6/10/2008
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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. 
NEWS

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

St Clare has Austin Tribute in foyer.

Friar News (via Austin Catholic Prep Dec 2017)

Alumni gather for prayer & Memorial Mass 
Where did 1958 state basketball trophy go?
Austin showcase relocated
List of deceased alumni and staff
CELEBRATION OF TOM CUSACK'S LIFE 

Village Grill in Grosse Pointe from 1 pm - 4 pm on June 23rd. RSVP Camie Cusack Defelice at 215-370-4926 by call or text by June 16th. 

Click here are some photos of Tom's life.