Chris Morrison ('81) Out Late
Our BayleyAlumni spies say they ran into Chris Morrison ('81) celebrating his son Matt's college graduation late Saturday/early Sunday at a local watering hole in Dayton, Ohio. And Chris had a good reason to celebrate - Matt is now a proud graduate of the University of Dayton just like his dad. Go Flyers!
Pour Some for the Homies
We have no idea what that means, but we heard it's hip with the kids these days - and no one has their finger on the pulse of today's youth like the BayleyAlumni.com staff. Anyway, Alyson Ramsey Johnson ('94) and others will be at the final Bayley graduation on Wednesday, June 1, to offer a toast after the ceremony to the alma mater on the football field. If you are so inclined bring a forty and say good bye.
Bayley No More
Since it's not much fun to kick a dead horse we don't have any snide remarks or jokes to make about the closing of our alma mater - we all need to work through the supposed stages of grief that nut job Kubler-Ross pulled out of her ass. Once that's out of the way we'll bring back the sarcasm. Anyway, Bayley will be no more.
Jets name Dennis Mikula of Bayley-Ellard Coach of the Week
The New York Jets announced that Denis Mikula of Bayley-Ellard Catholic High School has been named coach of the week and is the recipient of the New York Jets High School Coach of the Week Award. For his efforts he will receive $1,000 to benefit his football program and will be presented with a plaque from the New York Jets. The selection of Coach Mikula was made after the Bishops beat the Jets 24-3 at the Meadowlands on Sunday. (Ed. note: This was a real award but the Star-Ledger story is no longer available online.)
Carl Mayer ('62)
Matt Mayer wrote to inform of us the passing of his father, Carl H. Mayer ('62), a proud Bayley and University of Dayton graduate. Carl's obituary: Carl Hugo Mayer Sr., son of Margaret and Charles Mayer, died Thursday, September 8, 2016 after a long battle with liver disease. Carl lived his life with a passion for his faith and a strong connection to the University of Dayton ('66). Born in Newark, New Jersey on September 3, 1944, Carl spent a majority of his adult life in Ohio following a tour in Vietnam as a Captain in the U.S. Army. During his time in Vietnam, Carl worked closely with the Army of the Republic of Vietnam to train their military forces for fighting the North Vietnamese Army. Carl received a Bronze Star, an Army Commendation Medal, and an Armed Forces Honor Medal for his service in Vietnam. For his Bronze Star, Carl “distinguished himself by meritorious service in connection with military operations against a hostile force during the period October 1968 to September 1969.” Friends may call from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m Sunday, September 11, 2016 at Rutherford Funeral Home, 450 West Olentangy Street, Powell, Ohio. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am Monday at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 6899 Smoky Row Road, Columbus. Interment will follow the mass at Resurrection Cemetery at 9571 North High Street. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Carl's name can be made to the Bernard F. And Irene C. Kroger Memorial Scholarship at the University of Dayton at 300 College Park, Dayton, Ohio 45469-7053.
Richard John Dowling ('68)
We have been informed by his wife, Susan Akers, that Richard J. Dowling ('68) passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2016 after a long battle with prostate cancer. Susan and Richard went to a few reunions in recent years and he was always glad to catch up with folks he'd gone to school with at Bayley-Ellard. There will be a memorial service for him on Saturday 8/20/16 at 2pm at the Bradley-Braviak Funeral Home in Whippany. All who knew him are welcome to come. His obituary will appear in the Star Ledger on Sunday August 14 and on the website of the B-B Funeral Home.
Greg Mericle ('71)
Michael Cramer ('71) writes: It saddens me to inform the class that Greg Mericle passed away on April 24, 2014 of an apparent heart attack. Good friend.
Peter Haynes ('79) and Chuck Gildea ('78)
Two more of our Bayley Ellard brothers have been taken from us. Peter Haynes passed away on May 9, 2013, in New York City. More information can be found about Peter online here. And we were just notified that Chuck Gildea passed away on January 11, 2013, leaving two sons without their father. More information about Chuck can be found here. Please say a prayer for both Peter and Chuck and the families they left behind.