Sure, we make a lot of this crap up, but that's only because we don't have any real news to report (see, we really are journalists!). (We know many stories are a little dated because, well, there is no Bayley anymore, but they make us laugh so we're keeping them).
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. Services will be held this Saturday, May 3rd starting with a 12:00 noon MASS at Espiritu Santo Catholic Church (2405 Philippe Parkway, Safety Harbor, FL) followed by a memorial service at Curlew Hills Memorial Gardens (1750 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor, FL). If you have any questions, please contact Vivian at 727-288-5515.
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.
Class of '79 MeetUp site
Robert Havas ('79) has created a MeetUp.com page for members of the class of 1979 as a way of keeping in touch and arranging informal get-togethers. Visit http://www.meetup.com/Bayley-Ellard-High-School-Class-of-79/ to register today.
Msgr. John Corr
We are sad to say that Msgr. John Corr passed away on April 28, 2013. Monsignor Corr was a teacher at the Bayley Ellard from 1952 to 1962 and was inducted into their hall of fame in 1988. He will be missed by all his former students.
Multi-Year Reunion a Success!
Our friend Carl Fruehling ('78) reports that the 'Multi-Year' Reunion, held on April 20th at the Governor Morris, was a great success and well worth the wait. Thanks to Ginny Eick Smith ('79), Nancy Hiserodt Madison ('77), and Betsy Storey Bono ('77) for all their hard work! Some photos have been posted to the Bayley Ellard Reunion Facebook page.