A Special Request from an Alum

Recently an alum reached out to Joliet Catholic Academy regarding her father, Clarence Meyer. In her correspondence, she stated, “Joliet Catholic High School was his life.”

Meyer appreciated being a member of this Catholic community and valued the traditions of the Franciscans and Carmelites. His children Linda ’65, Larry ’61, Raymond ’62, Chuck ‘64 and Cynthia ‘68 all graduated from our Catholic high school and his son Edwin ‘67 from Joliet Township East.

God called Clarence Meyer home on October 25, 2000.

Mass was celebrated by Fr. Bob Colarisi, O. Carm., and Meyer’s daughter Linda wanted to shared the following with Joliet Catholic Academy.

Meyer lived a good and full life for over 87 years. He always knew the way – he wasn’t one who preached with eloquent words – he spoke mostly eloquently about faith in Jesus by the way he lived his life. He was a humble, honest, compassionate, hard-working and faithful father and provider.

Meyer graduated from De La Salle High School in 1931 and was faithful to the Hill. He sold tickets at Hilltopper football games for 72 years, missing only a handful of games – he also sold tickets to the Hilltopper basketball games for over 50 years.

As Joliet Catholic Academy breaks ground to bring a Heritage Quad to the school illustrating JCA’s tradition and history for students, alumni, and friends to share; Meyer smiles down from heaven knowing the school he loved continues to live their mission of inspiring growth in knowledge and faith.

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