Corpus Christi School second Hall of Fame Class of 2018 inductees are:
Martina Burke, Suzie Dailer, Dr. Michael Medovic, Father Thomas E. Schiffer, and Patricia Stab
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.
Dr. 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-knowndentistry practitionerin 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. His 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.
Corpus Christi School second Hall of Fame Class of 2017 inductees are:
Ed Boudreau, Tom and Peggy Dailer, Chuck Howley, Jack Schuetz, and Monsignor Edmund J. Yahn
Ed Boudreau resides in Warwood with his wife Jean. Ed has been very involved with Corpus Christi School for more than 40 years. He has served as president of the CCS Boosters, chairman of the Parish Council, served on the Finance Committee, chairman of Parish Festival for four years and coached football, boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ baseball, and girls’ softball in Warwood. All of their six children have attended and graduated from CCS as well.
Tom and Peggy Dailer reside in Warwood. Tom graduated from Corpus Christi School in 1955. Peggy attended grade school at St. Michael’s Parish School and graduated from there in 1956. She became a member of Corpus Christi Parish when they moved to Warwood in 1965. They are both very active in the parish and school and known throughout the community. Mayor Glenn F. Elliott, Jr. singled them out this year at his State of the City address as neighborhood champions, and recognize them for their dedication and volunteerism. All of their four children have attended and graduated from CCS as well.
Super Bowl MVP Chuck Howley was born and raised in Wheeling. Howley attended Corpus Christi School and graduated in 1950. He currently resides in Dallas with his wife Nancy. He was a professional football player for the Chicago Bears (1958-1959) and the Dallas Cowboys (1960-1973) winning a most valuable player award of Super Bowl V. Howleys is a charter member of the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame and also made the Wheeling’s Sports Hall of Fame and West Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. He still visits Wheeling and attends mass at Corpus Christi Parish when he is in town.
Jack Schuetz graduated from Corpus Christi School in 1950 and resides in Wheeling with his wife Sandy. All of their six children have attended and graduated from CCS as well. He was inducted into the West Liberty University Athletic Hall of Fame for baseball and football in 1995, and has received the Warwood Lions Club Citizen of the Year in 2004.
Monsignor Edmund J. Yahn attended St. Vincent de Paul School and graduated in 1917. He was ordained on May 30, 1928 by Archbishop-Bishop Swint and appointed assistant at St. Joseph’s Cathedral and became Pastor of the Cathedral in 1942. He served as the fifth pastor in the Corpus Christi Parish from 1955-1972. His legacy is fondly remembered by parishioners and students of Corpus Christi School.
The Corpus Christi School Inaugural Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Inductees were:
The Most Reverend Bernard W. Schmitt, Mr. Robert Fitzsimmons, The Congregation of Saint Joseph, Mrs. Nelly Pangilinan, and Mr. Joseph Palmer.
Schmitt graduated from Corpus Christi School in 1942 and on March 30, 1989 was chosen to succeed Bishop Francis Schulte as the seventh bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. He served as Bishop until 2004.
Fitzsimmons is a lifelong resident of Warwood and graduate of Corpus Christi. He began his law firm in Warwood where he still practices. Named one of the Top 75 Personal Injury Lawyers in the United States, he is a member of the Judicial Ethics Commission.
The Congregation of St. Joseph began its association with Corpus Christi when Sisters Patricia Sturm and Mary Placide Lawless became the first teachers of the 65 students enrolled when the school opened in September 1917, one year after the parish and school were established. The Sisters of St. Joseph continued to serve as teachers at Corpus Christi until 1995.
Pangilinan moved to Wheeling in 1970 and became a member of Corpus Christi Parish. She assisted her husband on medical missions to the Philippines. She and her husband were also members of the Serra Club, an organization that promotes vocations to the priesthood and religious life.holarship for the school in his name to help students with financial need attend Corpus Christi.
Palmer graduated from Corpus Christi School in 1974 and opened his Warwood practice in 1985. He gave generously to both the parish and the school, and his family recently started a scholarship for the school in his name to help students with financial need attend Corpus Christi.
We had an amazing weekend celebrating the past, present, and future of our amazing school and parish community!