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2004 Athletic Wall of Fame Induction
Maryvale High School
Cheektowaga, New York
By Ross West, class of 1963

"Watch the turns. Defend yourself at all times. Take your mark..."
— Carl Roesch, Canisius College track & cross-country coach (1948-74) and Hall of Famer (1982)

Wally Reitmeier (left) & Ross West 1962   Ross West (left) & Wally Reitmeier 2004
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Wally & Ross, 1962   Ross & Wally, 2004

Having my Wall of Fame award presented by Wally Reitmeier gave it special meaning, not just for me, but for everyone at the induction. I added Wally's 1983 interview to remind us of the sacrifices our classmates have made. In my Induction Comments I tried to capture what this great event was like for me. And read a local newspaper's coverage.

Diane & Wally Reitmeier 2004
Diane & Wally Reitmeier 2004

2004 Inductees:
Coaches:
Gary Braun (football & wrestling) and Joe Casuccio (football, basketball, softball, founder of Flyers' gymnastics)
Athletes:
Jason Kolb, 1993 (football); Douglas R. LeRoy, 1970 (wrestling); Tammy Schmidt, 1996 (bowling), and Ross West, 1963 (miler & harrier)
Team:
1964 Varsity Football Team
Boosters:
The late Alice and Michael Valentic
Wall of Fame scholarship winners:
Laura Walters and Erica Robinson

Reserve March 12, 2005 for next year's banquet:
Call Bev Capozzi, Athletic Department secretary, (716) 631-7479,  (coded email address blocks spam spiders)

I'm proud to be included with these Wall of Famers:

Athletes
Class year (year inducted)
1956 Thomas Dill (Unknown)
1957 Roger W. Cromwell (2003)
1959 John (Jack) Valentic (1998)
1960 Gary Hanley (1996), Newton Bateman (1999)
1961 Dennis Valentic (2001)
1962 Robert Deutsch (1999)
1963 Andrew E. Anderson (1998), Canisius 1967 (1983), ABA
1964 Thomas Bednark (1998), Gerald Chiari (1997), Salvadore Marranca (2002)
1965-66 Varsity Basketball Team (2003)
1966 Neil Bateman (2000), Kenneth Pearce (1999)
1967 Glenn Bateman, and the State Wrestling Champions (Unknown)
1968 Steve Prunella (Unknown)
1969 George J. Pfeiffer (Unknown)
1970 James Guizzotti and the Varsity Baseball Team (2002)
1971 Leonard Mokan (Unknown)
1972 John Monczynski (Unknown)
1973 Joane Markiewicz, Thomas Occhiuto, Peter Roetzer (Unknown)
1975 Pasquale Occhiuto, Timothy Ring, Brian Smaszcz (Unknown)
1976 Ray Jablonski (Unknown)
1977 Linda Rogers Niedermeier (Unknown)
1980 Ron J. Wolowiec (2003)
1981 Kimberly Ring (2003) and the State Women's Bowling Champions (Unknown)
1984 Karen Macris (Unknown)
1985 Section VI Football Champions (Unknown)
1989 Ann Marie Gorski, David Pyc (Unknown)
1990 David Smith, Deanne Wasielewski, Bill Schmidt (2003)
1993 Cory Schemm (2000)

Coaches
Richard Bieber (1999), Phillip Coyle (2003), George R. Gardner (1997), Donald L. Hall (1998), Patrick J. Kane (1997), Floyd (Fritz) Price (1999), Ray Oswald (Unknown), Matthew N. Szydlowski (1997), Marian E. Wesolowski (1998)

Boosters
John & Marie Zbock (Unknown), Floria & Dorothy Medel (Unknown), Carl Deutsch (Unknown), 1989 Football Boosters (Unknown)

Maryvale links:
- Maryvale alumni contacts, and enter your contact information
- Offical Maryvale site

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