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Marian Catholic 2023 Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni Awards


Hall of Fame Inductees for 2023 — First Row: Sister Lisa Valentini, MSC ’74, Margaret Bonner Dolan ’55, Denise Bonner Wall ’54, Terri Svetz Shickora ‘77. Second Row: Patrick Reilly, Board of Directors Chairman, Jim Sauka ’66,

Lee Schilling ’57, Rev. Msgr. John J. Martin ’64, Bill O’Gurek ’73 and Michael Brennen ’06, Head of School.

Also inducted into the Marian Catholic High School Hall of Fame but unable to attend the event were

Sr. Anne Crampsie, RSM ’69 and Jerome and Joan Palko, GP ’08, ’08.



Our Marian Catholic High School “Hall of Fame”

and “Distinguished Alumnus Award” Celebration

Welcomed over 130 Guests on May 20, 2023


Over 130 family and friends gathered at Marian Catholic High School on Saturday evening, May 20, 2023, for the first ever “Distinguished Alumnus Award” and “Hall of Fame” Celebration in the John P. Malarkey ‘51 Gymnasium.


The inaugural recipients of the “Distinguished Alumnus Award” were John P. Malarkey, Class of 1951 from Saint Jerome’s High School from Tamaqua and William “Bill” Bonenberger, Class of 1976 from Marian Catholic High School from North Wales. Senator David Argall was in attendance and presented Jack Malarkey and Bill Bonenberger citations from the Pennsylvania State Senate and extended congratulations to all of the Hall of Fame Inductees.


Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipients: Patrick Reilly, Board of Directors Chairman, Jack Malarkey ’51, Bill Bonenberger ’76, Michael Brennen ’06, Head of School.


Marian welcomed eleven individuals and one Catholic Marian family into the Class of 2023 Hall of Fame including:

  1. Denise Bonner Wall ’54 of Reno, NV

  2. Margaret Bonner Dolan ’55 of New Orleans, LA

  3. Lee Schilling ’57 of Tamaqua

  4. Rev. Msgr. John J. Martin ’64 of Allentown

  5. Jim Sauka ’66, P ’93, ’94, ’96, ’00 of Nesquehoning

  6. Sr. Anne Crampsie, RSM ’69 of Ambler

  7. Sr. Lisa Marie Valentini, MSC ’74 of Reading

  8. Bill O’Gurek ’73, P ’01, ’03 of Summit Hill

  9. Terri Svetz Shickora ’77, P ’03, ’04, ’08 of Hometown

  10. Jerome and Joan Palko, GP ’08, ’08 of Weatherly

  11. The Andrew and Nora Baddick Family of Tamaqua (all posthumously) Francis J. “Frank” and Rose Uher Baddick; Joseph “Josey” and Rose Pelton Baddick (Parents of Guy ’60 and Joseph ’70); Josephine Baddick ’28 and Joseph Krynock; Helen Baddick ’30 and Harold “Pete” Campbell (Parents of Richard ’59); Genevieve Baddick ’32 and Paul Scarloss (Parents of Paul ’69); Mary Katherine Baddick ’34 and Joseph Zaleha, Sr. (Parents of Joe); Catherine “Kay” Baddick ’38 and Metro Kokalec; Edward ’40 and Mary Murphy ’38 Baddick; (Parents of Mary ’71, Msgr. Tom ’73, Kathleen ’75, Noranne ’77, Susan ’81); Eleanor Baddick ’43 and Joseph Paslawsky (Parents of JoAnn ’69 and Jean ’75); Regina “Jean” ’Baddick 44 and Anthony “Mickey” Witcofsky (Parents of Joe ’76, Ann ’80, Mary ’84.


Hall of Fame Inductees for 2023 – The Baddick Family of Tamaqua: Patrick Reilly, Board of Directors Chairman,

Joe Baddick ’70, Victor Baddick, JoAnn Paslawsky ’69, Jean Paslawsky ’75, Michael Brennen ’06, Head of School.


The Hall of Fame was established to honor and recognize alumni from Marian Catholic High School, Saint Ann’s High School, Saint Jerome’s High School, Saint Mary’s High School and Mauch Chunk Catholic High School along with faculty, staff and special friends, who are distinctively dedicated to serving their community in a way that upholds the tradition and teachings of Marian Catholic High School and its mission. The Hall of Fame honors those individuals who have had significant lifetime achievement and service to Marian, the Catholic church and their communities. Fr. Robert Finlan, Pastor of Saint John XXIII Parish in Tamaqua and Saint Richard of Chichester Parish in Barnesville offered the Invocation.




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