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•   Jim Markan  6/8
•   Elaine Ward (Pereira)  5/15
•   Rita Velasquez (Ross)  5/11
•   John Maher (. . )  4/24
•   Joe Suglia  4/24
•   Tom N. Kemendy  4/23
•   Tom Fredericks  4/9
•   Debbie Willie (Mann)  4/6
•   Jeanie Tibbitts (Collins)  3/29
•   Kathy Locey (Strobel)  3/19
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Percentage of Joined Classmates: 64.1%

A:   157   Joined
B:   88   Not Joined
(totals do not include deceased)



Who lives where - click links below to find out.

3 live in Arizona
13 live in California
1 lives in Colorado
1 lives in Delaware
13 live in Florida
1 lives in Georgia
1 lives in Hawaii
2 live in Illinois
6 live in Indiana
1 lives in Kansas
1 lives in Kentucky
2 live in Maine
2 live in Maryland
1 lives in Massachusetts
146 live in Michigan
2 live in Minnesota
2 live in Nevada
1 lives in New Jersey
1 lives in New York
5 live in North Carolina
4 live in Ohio
1 lives in Oregon
3 live in Pennsylvania
1 lives in South Carolina
1 lives in Tennessee
7 live in Texas
1 lives in Utah
3 live in Virginia
3 live in Washington
1 lives in West Virginia
4 live in Wisconsin
1 lives in Alberta
1 lives in Ontario
1 lives in Brazil
1 lives in United Kingdom
3 location unknown
3 are deceased

Hackett & O'Brien High Schools
Class of 1970


Welcome Classmates

This web site was created and continues to be updated for Hackett and O'Brien Class of 1970

We will continue to do our best to bring you information on upcoming events, not only as a class but for our individual classmates as well.

If you have updates, for yourself or for any member of our class please send them to and they will get posted usually the same day.

We hope you enjoy the information our site and that you will share it with other classmates who you know may not have registered with us yet.


Good News!!!!!!!

After getting numerous responses to the poll, it was decided to indeed have the Hackett-Obrien Class of 1970 51st Reunion as planned on August 21st of this year.

Within the next week or so, you will be getting a Save-The-Date postcard in the mail to serve as a reminder for the reunion. Not that any of us are getting older and maybe more forgetful.

In mid to late May, you will receive a letter containing more Reunion information and registration for the event.

The 51st Reunion will be highlighted with the music from Jeff Brown and his internationally acclaimed and award winning band. They will feature music from the 60's and early 70's.

Diane Kuchenbach Dalm will once again host the event Auction that we hope will feature donated artistic treasures from members of the Class of 1970 and other great opportunities.

Please go to our Class of 1970 website: and update your profile information. If you do not remember your user name or password, send an email to Paul and Linda Matyas at and we will reset it.

Stay tuned, and we hope to see all of you at the reunion.

The Gang of 10 Reunion Committee

The Gang of 10 Reunion Committee wishes to announce that the 50 + 1 reunion invitations were sent out last weekend and should be arriving at your homes any day now.

If you do not receive one, please contact Linda Adair Matyas and Paul Matyas at 269-365-8084 (cell phone so you can text also) or email at

We are anticipating the reunion this August 21st will be the best ever.

Gang of 10


Here is a copy of the reunion registration you all should havw received in the mail this week.


The Class of 1970 50+1 Reunion will be a one-day event at Niko’s Landing in Comstock, on the beautiful Kalamazoo River.

To reserve your spot at the 50+1 reunion, please complete the registration form on the back and return it to Carol Holton.

Please go to the Class of 1970 website at to get updated reunion and classmate information. If you cannot sign on or need help with the website, please contact Paul and Linda Adair Matyas at

Name: (Maiden)____________________



Spouse /significant other name:


PLEASE ENCLOSE $55 per person: $_____

I would like to donate an additional $______ to help with prizes and costs.

I would like to donate an additional $_______ to the Tom McKenna/Hackett Scholarship Fund.

Please detach this form and mail payment by July 30th, 2021 to:

Carol Holton

5649 Briarhill Ct, Portage, MI 49024

Please make checks payable to Carol Holton











Informal non reunion committee sponsored get togethers may be held for individual elementary school classes on Friday evening. Continue to check the website for updated information.


THE CLass of 1970 50+1 Reunion Events


A fantastic buffet will be served at 6:30 pm.  A cash bar will be available, however water, soda, beer and coffee will be free of charge to our guests.

Music will be provided by Vinyl Tap.

The popular Class of 1970 auction will be open until 10:00 pm. If you would like to make a donation for the auction and/or you can help with the auction, please contact coordinator Diane Kuchenbuch Dalm at by July 30th.

Mass: St Mary’s Catholic Church 939 Charlotte St, Kalamazoo. Mass time is Saturday at 4:00 p.m.

Auction receipts go to Hackett Catholic Prep High School in honor of Tom McKenna who spearheaded all of our past class reunions.





Saturday August 21, 2021 at 5:00 pm       5822 King Highway, Kalamazoo

contact us

Carol Holton | 269-352-5656 |



THE CLASS of 1970 50+1 REUNION

Sharing the day with your lifelong friends

Additional Request!

We would appreciate it if you could update your profile and keep us up to date on how you are doing - are you retired, still working for corporate America....moved,, get the picture.

Our Class website has been a great way to connect many of us, over the last few years. We do our best to keep the website up to date and as relative as possible and we enjoy doing it.

So, when you have a few minutes please update your profile, and so inclined, please add a story or two; I am sure we all have one or many.

Let us know how we can improve the web site and trust that we will hear you and do our best to make it happen.

Our Fifty Year Reunion is coming in 2020 - seems far away but it isn't, like it or not....So, we would love to make sure we have all your current information, at least the best way to contact you, which is usually your email. It would also be most helpful to get your input on what would make Reunion 50 a grand affair that would definitely make it worth your while to join us - we can't guarantee we can meet every request but will do our level best to make it happen.

Though over 60% of our Class has registered on our website there are many who have not - maybe that is simply because they choose not to but maybe it is simply they either are not aware or haven't been asked. If you know someone not yet registered reach out to them and encourage them to register - it is not difficult and we don't share their information in any way - it is all about the Class of 70 - that's it.

We have connected many, over the last ten years, and would enjoy connecting virtually everyone. So, please update, share, and encourage; it will be appreciated.

We hope you all have an outstanding 2019 and we hope you will keep in touch and enjoy the website.

Better Late Than Never....

Reunion Photos Right Now and Videos Coming Soon!

Well, thanks to Deb Vorick and Terri Wischerath helping share some of the great times we enjoyed, both Friday evening at St. Ambrose Parish Hall and Saturday evening at Lake Doster Country Club. There are more photos to be launched soon as well as videos (your going to love the videos) - so watch for an update soon. Till then each of you, especially those in the photos, have the opportunity to fill in the blanks on each image, so have at it and keep it midly clean!