Michael C. Grumich

Profile Updated: November 20, 2017
Class Year: 1963
Residing In: New Orleans - the Big Easy, LA USA
Wife/Significant Other: Kathe Grumich (check out her art at kogrumich.com)
Occupation: Was Senior Staff Analyst - benchmarking, regulatory & reliability reporting, presentations to upper mgmt
Children: none
Parish Grade School:

Holy Trinity K to 2, Nativity of Our Lord 3 to 8

Employer:

Retired Sep-2015 after 34+ years with Entergy Corp - 4-state major electric utility

Grand Children:

none

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BA in math/physics from St. Mary's U. in 1968.
MA in math from LA State U. in 1972.
Analyst with Entergy since 1981.
Lived in New Orleans since 1973 - love the City and the people, the culture, the music, the food, the irreverance, the joie de vie.

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Jun 09, 2019 at 10:53 AM

Larry - because of your note about Jim Abell's passing, I was able to share with my first cousin and your classmate, Jack Schneidermeier - remember him. Jack is doing ok in spite of having a serious stroke about 6 years ago. Avid Cards fan - wife and son Dan even get him to Busch Stadius (if that is what it is still called). They even visited New Orleans and we were able to host them for a fine dinner in the French Quarter and an afternoon at the major WWII Museum here. Happy birthday on the 16th - w
wife Kathe and I fly to London on Wed the 12th for 16 days, seeing a niece, new great-niece, York, Stonehenge, Edinburgh, and more. Never have visited an English-speaking country. Take care, my friend and Brother - just talked to Mike Bober last week about his ministry up in Oshkosh WI. We just finished my 4th season singing baritone for Symphony Chorus of New Orleans - some of this music I learned at 18 in Marynook Novitiate.

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Apr 09, 2019 at 12:02 PM

Hi Dan - glad to see you online. Saw you at our 50th reunion at the country club, I believe.

See you are from PH - were you in the class with my first dear cousin Jerry (Jerome) Grumich - his family with older brother Rich lived on College, just off Florrisant? It is a small world. Also Bernie Edler was friends with Jerry and probably from PH. Yours, Michael Grumich

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Posted on: Nov 20, 2017 at 11:23 AM

Here is a March-2017 photo of Ted Ostrowski (1963), wife Barb with me and my wife Kathe on Canal Street, New Orleans, after sharing a lunch - Ted & Barb swung through N.O. on way to family vacation on Alabama Gulf Coast. The 2nd photo is when I visited Ted's home in Elsah IL in April 2017

Jul 02, 2017 at 4:33 AM
Mar 16, 2017 at 8:33 PM

This information on Tom Androlewicz was gathered for an Society of Mary Reunion we held in June-2014 in Winona, MN:

Tom Androlewicz graduated in 1962 from McBride High School,St Louis, Missouri.  He completed the Marianist novitiate in Galesville, Wisconsin, with the Vow Group of ‘63. He graduated from St. Marys University in San Antonio, Texas, with a major in math and minor in physics. In 1968, his first assignment teaching was at Chaminade Prep, St. Louis, Missouri, where he replaced long-time physics prof Dave O’Hearn. After that, Tom’s specialty was teaching mathematics for the remainder of his 28-years as a member of the Society of Mary.  Tom left the Marianists in 1991, He spent a couple of years with GTE and the next fifteen in the insurance business.  Tom and Alice married in 2008 and continue to reside in San Antonio.

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I just received this information on Tom's passing through his older sister, Mary Dulle.

My brother is Tom Androlwecz, and he died on the 22nd of February, 2017.  His wife Alice chose not to do an obit. in the newspaper so I thought you might not know or heard from people in San Antonio.  He entered the hospital on the Feb. 10th, so it was a short and peaceful passing.  Please remember him in your prayers.  Il you are still in touch with the group, will you let them know.  Thank you, 

Sincerely, Mary Ali (Androlewicz) Dulle

 

Jul 08, 2016 at 8:56 PM

Hi Dan, long time since you led us through the philosophical of St Thomas Aquinas in our junior 1962 religion class. That was so insightful on how to address life questions. You can see my profile on the smcommonbond.org Website. Do you remember that we walked long distances a few times as I walked to Walnut Park as you walked to your parents house in Florissant - is that correct. This was on a Saturday after I had play practice. So long ago, yet vividly in my mind. Happy recent birthday, Dan.

Jul 08, 2016 at 8:42 PM

Posted on: Jul 08, 2016 at 8:42 PM

Bernie, hope this finds you well in your sixties year of profession in 1956. You meant so much to so many of us, a great example of a life meaningfully lived - and more yet to come.

Jul 02, 2016 at 4:34 AM
Michael C. Grumich has left an In Memory comment for Alan R. Byrd.
May 25, 2016 at 12:33 PM

Alan Byrd (June 25, 1944-Dec 10, 1975)
—reported by Michael Grumich
Alan Byrd was known as “Al” to his friends. I first met him at McBride where he was one year ahead of me in the graduating class of 1962. Al traveled in August, 1962 with McBride classmates Tom Androlewicz & Larry McBride to Marynook in Galesville WI.
We became friends mostly in the Scholasticate years at St. Mary's University. I sat next to Al in chapel, trading witticism and suppressing laughter at time when most inappropriate. He had a wonderful wit and zest for life. He was majoring in French.
At some point Al started to correspond with a pen pal, a young girl in France in order to improve his language skills and learn the customs.
When I returned to St. Louis from the Marianists and civilian life in 1969 I stayed in touch with Al and we regularly exchanged haircuts for each other. One of these barbering trips took me out to the New Haven MO retreat facility. Later I heard that there had been a bad accident where Tom Androlewicz & Al were walking along a rural highway when a vehicle struck them, injuring Tom some, but throwing Al’s body some distance
away. His injuries were serious, but I do not know the particulars.
Al left the Brothers in summer of 1970, secured a job teaching French at St. Louis University High School. That summer he made arrangements to travel for the first time to France and to meet his longtime pen pal. The experience was wonderful and his interaction with the girl and her family were fine, until the local priest came to call on Al in order to make arrangements or perhaps to understand his intentions.  The trip came to a close and so did the relationship.
During the 1970-71 school year Al and I once a month traded off preparing a meal and having fun time together.  He was living at that time off Lindell Ave near St. Louis University and had somehow bought this awesome sports car with those headlights that pop-up. As I say, he was fully enjoying his new life and freedom. One of our last meals together was at his “new” place, which was over into Illinois—I had to drive through East St. Louis to a remote, somewhat industrial area. I asked him how he found this place, but he just laughed and said he like the seclusion.  
When I left St. Louis in August, 1971 for grad school, I lost touch with Al. Then years later I heard that he had been brutally murdered in December, 1975 in University City. We have a Post-Dispatch newspaper article from Dec. 11, 1975, which says that Al was then working as a social worker for the Our Lady of Grace Child Center. He had lived only 2 months in a rented house at 1089 N. Hanley Road and was found there by his sister, Susan L. Promsey of Maplewood.  Al was a grad student at Washington U. at the time. He died of a massive skull fracture apparently inflicted by a piece of firewood. His nude body was on the sofa partially covered by a blanket. There was no forced entry and no signs of a struggle. To my knowledge no suspects were ever found in the case.
Al was sorely missed by his sister, his parents Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Byrd of Ballwin, and his friends.

Apr 28, 2016 at 12:02 PM

Tracy - as you get ready for the Communion Breakfast check out photos on my profile page and also Jim Treadwell's. Take Care, Michael

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Tracy - as you get ready to do your Jim Treadwell presentation, look at the reunion picture under my profile and our joint picture under Jim's profile page. You might want to copy and to have at the event. Any thoughts on getting Jim to say a few words via phone hookup??? Take care, Michael

Michael C. Grumich has left an In Memory comment for Dr. Irvin M. Arkin.
Aug 03, 2015 at 12:33 PM

I was fortunate to overlap with Dr Arkin all four years '59 to '63 and to have him for Latin III & Greek.  He was so fascinating of a man and intellect.  Two additional notes:  1) he taught in 1957 at Blessed Sacrament HS down Kingshighway from McBride.  My brother Joseph was one of the Laborie HS freshmen there, since their school was at capacity and had Dr. Arkin for Latin; 2) Dr. Arkin was our parish organist at Nativity Parish in Walnut Park - this was the parish that brought me, Wally Klein, Gerald Kerr, Bob Zacher to McBride in 1959.  I joined the boys choir in 6th grade, which was led and instructed by Dr. Irvin.    Michael Grumich

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Posted on: Nov 07, 2014 at 9:22 AM

Hi Michael - from another one of the many Michael's we had in 1963 class (Duffy, Bober, etc.). Hope you are well - just got the notice that you went into the McBride site. Michael Grumich

Sep 22, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Hi Mark - just saw that you too got into the site due to john's email.
Take care, my friend, Michael

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