Corpus Christi School honored five alumni and friends of CCS Saturday, June 9, in the Parish Center. The festive event was held to recognize Corpus Christi School’s most notable alumni and friends and acknowledge their commitment to their communities, professions, and the school.
The five distinguished individuals inducted into the Hall of Fame Class of 2018 include: alumni Suzie Dailer, Dr. Michael Medvoic, Father Thomas E. Schiffer and Patricia Stab, and deceased CCS teacher Martina Burke.
Martina Burke taught seventh grade at Corpus Christi School for 26 years. She also was in charge of the CCS Choir and was organist at Corpus Christi Church. She is fondly remembered for her musical talents and playing the organ at Masses, weddings and funerals. She devoted her life to Catholic education, family, church and diocese.
Suzie Dailer graduated from Corpus Christi School in 1987 and resides in Warwood. She is the fourth child of Tom and Peggy Dailer to have graduated from CCS. She also was Corpus Christi School’s physical education teacher for two years and assisted with CCS girls’ basketball program. Now a nurse at an assistant living center caring for the elderly, Dailer is still active in the parish and continues to serve as a member of the Ladies Guild.
Michael Medovic graduated from Corpus Christi School in 1964 and resides in Wheeling. Medovic has served on the CCS School Board and currently serves on the Finance Council. He is a well-know dentistry practitioner in Wheeling and active in the parish and is a supporter of Corpus Christi School.
Father Thomas E. Schiffer attended Corpus Christi School and graduated in 1950. A Warwood native, he was ordained on May 25, 1963, at St. Joseph Cathedral in Wheeling and became a Diocesan associate pastor. He is fondly remembered for his leadership, kindness and compassion to those he served.
Patricia Stab graduated from Corpus Christi School and resides in Wheeling. She has been very involved with Corpus Christi School and church over the years. She prepared the church for Masses and was a communion minister to the homebound and sick. A mother of four children who graduated from CCS and a retired nurse from Wheeling Hospital, she currently is a member of the Ladies Guild.
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The evening included dinner catered by Generations Restaurant and Pub followed by a formal presentation ceremony with film clips and inductees biographical information read by CCS Alumnus Jerod Buck and remarks from Corpus Christi pastor Monsignor Eugene Ostrowski, Principal Dick Taylor and Advancement Director Miranda Zambito.
“Thank you to everyone who donated, attended, and helped plan the third Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner. We truly appreciate the support and what all of these inductees have done for Corpus Christi School, Parish and the community, over the years,” said Zambito.
Proceeds from the event will support the 2018 Crusader Campaign that directly benefits the school. Dollars this year have funded scholarship opportunities, Arts and STEAM (Science, Engineering, Art, and Math) programming, safety upgrades and general operating needs of the small private school.
Donations can still be made to the Hall of Fame by mailing a check (Hall of Fame on the memo line) to Corpus Christi School, 1512 Warwood Ave., Wheeling.
Corpus Christi School will be marking its 102nd year in mid-June. Led by Principal Dick Taylor, it enrolls students, age preschool through eighth grade and recently added full-day preschool and pre-K classes to its curriculum. For more information please visit corpuschristiwheeling.com or call 304-277-1220.