We hope our graduates will feel strong enough about the education they received here that they would be willing to join the association for a nominal membership fee of $10 per year. In an era when Catholic schools are facing continuous challenges that have prompted many to have to close their doors, we want Marian to be there for the next generation for years to come, and so it’s important we do whatever we can do to help that cause.

If each of us can do just a little, together we can do great things for our Alma Mater.

Use this form to become a member of the Marian Catholic Alumni Association. Mail it with your $10.00 annual membership fee to the school, 166 Marian Avenue, Tamaqua, PA 18252.   (Form will be added soon)

Marian Catholic Alumni Association form



We are  looking for graduates to help the association by volunteering to be a class representative, where you will be asked to do non-labor-intensive things like reaching out to your class members, asking them to join the association, as well as updating addresses of class members.

For more information on the association and how you can help, contact Bill O’Gurek, Class of ’73 and association chairman, at



Class of 1974 plans get-together

Members of the Marian Catholic High School Class of 1974, which held its 45-year reunion last Fall, want to continue their reminiscing of the friendships they made in the halls of MHS.

A “planning group” of the class has begun preliminary preparations to hold an annual dinner, starting in 2020. This is a great opportunity for classmates to keep in touch!

The committee members are thinking of having the dinner at the Normal Square Inn, near Lehighton, PA, on Saturday, May 23, 2020, although the day and location are not final yet, and will depend on your responses. Committee members stress if they receive a lot of interest, they may have to look for a larger place.
Class members who might consider participating in the get-together are asked to contact Kathy (Mangan) Crampsie to let her know the following: if you would attend on May 23; the number of attendees (you + anyone else); and if you prefer the dinner be held on a weekend or a weekday. She can be reached at

Class members are asked to share this information with their classmates.

Class of 1970, this is a big year for you!

All members of the class of 1970 are invited back to Marian Catholic High School to attend our graduation on June 2nd, 2020. Following the graduation will be a reception for you and your classmates. For more information, email Kristine Evina at:

Class of 1970 High School Reunion Information:

Date: August 15th, 2020

Location: Top of the 80’s, Hazelton

Cost: $40 pp includes buffet, tax and tip. Cash bar.

Hotel Info: Traveling from out of town? Rooms are blocked at the nearby Hampton Inn. Rate is $109 per night. Hurry! The hotel will hold this block until July 14th, 2020.

For additional information, please contact Nancy Kyle (Krensavage) at:

Please spread the word!! We are updating our records, please send us your contact informatioon. A “save the date” and other event information will be mailed in a March.




The Marian Alumni Association offers its sincerest condolences to the families of the following:


William A. “Bill” Sakusky, 70, of Bern Township, passed away on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, in his home. A 1967 graduate of Marian, where he played football, basketball and baseball, Bill was a member of the alumni association and was inducted into the Marian Hall of Fame in 2014.


Michael J. Cannon Sr., 82, of Lansford, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in his home. A 1955 graduate of Marian, Mike was a member of the alumni association and the Marian Hall of Fame committee. Many will remember his excellent coverage Marian sports for the Times News.


Mrs. Elizabeth E. Byatt, 91, formerly of Tamaqua, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, at St. Luke’s Miners Memorial Hospital,  Coaldale. She was the widow of Robert W. Byatt and the mother of Marian graduates and alumni association members Bob Byatt, 1978, and Mary Ann Byatt, 1981, as well as Susan Perry.


Mrs. Catherine Weber, 87, Mahanoy City, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. She was the widow of James Weber. She and her husband were former longtime dedicated Men of Marian members. She was well known as the “Bleenie Lady,” making the batter for the Men of Marian’s summer picnic for years. She formerly worked in the Marian, where she eventually became the head cook. The Webers were the parents of five Marian graduates, James, Patty, Helen Ann, Michael and John, and his wife, Deb.


Patrick John, 66, of Mahanoy City, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. He was the husband of Karen (Galvin) John. Pat coached track at Marian. He was the father of Leanne Mantz and Travis.