A Golden Christmas Gift

Blue Tree

2019 has been a trying year for this Duquesne Hunky, but I have persevered and I am hoping to be able to able to post on a more consistant basis. As much as  many of you have written that you miss my posts, I assure you that I have missed writing them all the more.

Several months ago, I heard from from a Duquesne High School graduate, Marilyn Stys Colditz, who offered to allow me to borrow her collection of Duquesne High School’s “The Echo” monthly school newpapers. Until now, they have sat patiently waiting for their re-introduction to the good people of Duquesne. So what better time that Christmas to post a 50th Anniversary publication of The Echo – December 1969! Enjoy the read and all of the memories, more priceless than ever! Thank you Marilyn, know that you have put a great big smile of many peoples faces this Christmas!




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8 Responses to A Golden Christmas Gift

  1. Blanche Prokop Francetic says:

    What a wonderful find! Enjoyed reading about Holy Name, the St. Jo’seph nuns, the high school! Graduated from Duquesne , 1952! A long time ago, that seems like yesterday! Many good memories! Thanks for the stroll down Memory Lane,

  2. Shirley Dilla says:

    Thank you, Jim, and Merry Christmas 🎁. My Mother, Mrs. Uhren, was mentioned wanting a 1970 Buick. Fun to see that.
    Shirley Lemak Dilla – class of 1961.

    Sent from my iPad

  3. Leonard Licina says:

    Thank you so much for the fond memories!

    Leonard Licina DHS class of 1976 Mililani, Hawaii


  4. Jerome Dittman Class of "45 says:

    The Echo seems to have grown in size since I worked on it way way back in 1945. George Balta and I were co Sports Editors in 1945. Anyone know of any other members of the Class of ’45 still around, let me know.

  5. BILL HATHAWAY says:

    Hi Bill Hathaway here I loved reading the Echo I now live in VILLA RICA GA.

  6. Fred Fraikor says:

    Keep up the good work, Duquesne Hunky!
    Fred Fraikor ’55

  7. Indiana Jack says:

    Thanks for the post Jim.  It’s a little before my time but the Echo looked better presented than my 1954 senior year.Jack Schalk

    • Jerome Dittman says:

      Jack: Any relation to a Dolores Schalk? She lived on Kennedy Ave. a few houses below Wilmont St. I went to St. Joseph’s with Dolores for 8 years 1934 – 1941. We graduated from DHS in 1945.

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