The Class of 65 Christmas Luncheon





Photograph provided by John Hand the son of St George Graduate Class of 1963.

John Hand 2nd from the left in the middle row. (He is kneeling next to the young man wearing a tie).



Thomas A. Schermerhorn

Born: Fri., Feb. 1, 1935
Died: Sat., Dec. 3, 2016


3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Dec. 08, 2016
LocationSchneider Leucht Merwin Cooney 

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Fri., Dec. 09, 2016
LocationSt. Mary Catholic Church

Funeral Mass

12:30 PM Fri., Dec. 09, 2016
LocationSt. Mary Catholic Church





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The Honorable Thomas A. Schermerhorn, 81, of Woodstock, passed away at his home on Saturday, December 3, 2016.

Born in Chicago to Harry M. Schermerhorn and Margaret (Farrow) Schermerhorn, Tom was the sixth of eight children raised in Wilmette, IL. He attended St. Francis Xavier Elementary School, St. George High School (1956) and Loyola University for both his undergraduate degree and Law school.

In 1958, Tom married his college sweetheart, Patricia Byers. Together they raised three children in Glenview and later in Bull Valley, Illinois. Tom practiced law until he was appointed as an Associate Judge and later elected as a Circuit Court Judge in the 22nd Judicial District in Illinois. Tom served as a respected judge for 20 years. Tom was a talented athlete, swimmer, golfer and little league coach. 

Past president and a longtime member of the Woodstock Country Club, Tom was also a supporter of Marian Central Catholic High School.  Survived by his wife Patricia Byers; his three children, Leslie Schermerhorn (Bjorn), Maggie McElvain (Drew) and Tom “Horn” Schermerhorn (Renee), along with his grandchildren, Hank Stahlecker, Claire Beutel, Ned, Caroline, Charlie McElvain, Caitie, David, and Andrew Schermerhorn.  Tom is also survived by three sisters, Nancy Van Der Bosch, Sister Mary Frances Schermerhorn OSB, Margaret Schermerhorn and one brother Richard (Pat) Schermerhorn. 

Tom is predeceased by his three older brothers, Tip, Jack and Bob.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 3:00 to 8:00 pm at the Schneider Leucht Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, IL.  The visitation will continue on Friday, December 9, 2016 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 Lincoln Avenue in Woodstock from 11:30 am until the 12:30 pm Funeral Mass.  Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Benedictine Sisters of Chicago, 7430 N. Ridge Blvd., Chicago, IL 60645, or Marian Central Catholic High School, 1001 McHenry Avenue, Woodstock, IL 60098.


Update from the November Directors Meeting

St. Pat's Tuition Assistance Program

St. Pat's Tuition Assistance Program has been something that the board of directors have supported for many years. This year we were able to provide continuing financial assistance to (5) St Pat's students with connections to St George HS.

The Cub/Sox Spring training game was a total success 30 alumni family & friends attended, beautiful weather and a Chicago Team Won (Sox)


Jim Angsten 66

Jim Angsten, St. George alumni, former teacher and coach at Montini Catholic and St. Rita High School passed away this afternoon (1/12/2016). Jim has been battling ALS for the last  four  years. 

Wake:     Thursday, January 14th, 3:00 - 8:00 PM at St. Rita Shrine Chapel, 7740 S. Western, Chicago, IL  60620

Funeral:  Friday, January 15th, 9:00 AM St. Rita Shrine Chapel

Jim was a 1966 grad of St. George.  He and I started teaching together at Montini Catholic in Lombard in 1970.   Jim was very popular as the Freshman football coach at Montini.   In the late 1970s Jim had the chance to go to St. Rita and coach with Pat Cronin.  Jim remained at St. Rita for the rest of his career and served for many years as Athletic Director.

Jim married Pamela Meltz and they have 3 children.   Pam and I are from the same parish in Chicago, Transfiguration.  Her older sister, Barbara, and I are classmates.

In March of 2014 St. Rita hosted a fund-raiser for Jim.   Jim was there happily greeting the many who attended.   I would not be surprised if they had over 1,000 there, a demonstration of their great love and appreciation for this fine man.

I've attached photos.  The group shot shows the Montini contingent that attended that night.  Please remember that it had been 40 years since Jim taught and coached these "kids" at Montini.  But the years could not diminish their appreciation and respect.  Their attendance 40 years later remains quite a testimonial.


Br. Tom


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