News from San Antonio Church – June 12, 2022

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Weekly Bulletin June 12, 2022

by Terrie Evans

We have seen many generous volunteers and benefactors take charge of the many needs since our church building was built in 1940.   Generations of our family members have left their imprint on every surface of our building, hall, and grounds.  Throughout the month of June, we will honor those members as we anticipate the next celebration on July 3rd.  Quite a few years ago, a man who had grown up in the neighborhood, James George (Doc) Bauer (1922-2017) realigned our side door entry with a ramp for easier access for funerals and for those parishioners not able to handle steps.  James George (Doc) Bauer who passed away in 2007 attended St Bonaventure and San Antonio Churches married Marjorie (Buescher) and welcomed Sharon, Mia, Rick Frank, and Janice.  They were once neighbors of Mary and Willard Stoll.  The Bauer’s were early settlers when Doc’s Great Grandfather, John C. Bauer was the local Milkman, living at West Lick Run Pike.  His Grandfather, Valentine Bauer (1858-1938) lived on the north side of Queen City Avenue, west of Lick Run and Doc’s father, Charles John (1883-1962) and mother, Mathilda (Volz) Bauer (1882-1968) also raised their family in the area.  The original Bauer Family homestead was located at 2165 Queen City Avenue near the now historic St. Peter’s Church, established in 1844.  

In the history of San Antonio Church, there were years that the future of our and other churches were unknown.  Our parishioners came forward to enlist a plan and help from family and friends.  It was during that time that Joe and MaryAnn Cupito brough their good friends Edward (1923-2010) and Jane Marie (O’Toole) Cranley (1928-2020) to Sunday Mass.  The Cranley’s were married in 1950 after Ed served in WWII and graduated from Boston College.  Lt. Edward Cranley was in the U. S. Navy Air Corps at the time of their wedding and was soon deployed to Japan due to the Korean War.  They later relocated to Cincinnati and then to Crestview Hills, Kentucky with children Kevin, Nancy, Kathleen, Lynne, and Terry.  Their Catholic Faith was important to the Cranely’s, and they saw how hard we were willing to fight to retain our church.  Ed and Jane sponsored many of the events held during those years and continued to attend and support San Antonio Church until their passing.  Throughout the 60 years of their married life, Ed and Jane supported Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati and the Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home and other worthy causes.      

            We will never forget the talents of Giles “Guy” Anthony Langenbrunner (1930-2018) who became a regular at Sunday Mass with wife Del Langenbrunner.  Guy was born in Kentucky, moved to Cincinnati at age 9, graduated from Elder High School in 1948 served in the 101st Airborne in the US Army during the Korean War.  Guy was a stone mason who founded the G & G Langenbrunner Masonry Company with brother George and was the catalyst behind our Brick Memorial Garden Fundraiser for our 85th Anniversary in 2007.  He would enlist his friends to support our fundraiser and Guy started the process by showcasing the area, with a stone bench in honor of Fr. Jim Willig (1951-2001) and a donation from Edgar Willig (1921-2017) for landscaping.  While working to get all the bricks stamped and placed, Guy was also constructing our new lighted Marque.  We were able to raise funds for much needed repairs and have a beautiful blessing and celebration in October 2007.  Many of our parishioners at San Antonio Church have fond memories of attending the Rosary Rallye held every May at the Pit at Elder, an event the Langenbrunners promoted.  The Langenbrunner family consists of children: Sandy, Lori, Greg, and Doug.   

William “Bill’ Milazzo (1933-2019) was raised in South Fairmount and attended St. Bonaventure School with brothers Frank (1930-2016) and Charles. Bill served hie country in the US Navy during the Korean War while brother, Frank served in the Air Force during Vietnam and Korea.  Their parents were Frank (Lefty) (1908-1970) and Ella (Holtzacker) Milazzo (1910-2010) who resided at 1538 Harrison Avenue. Frank (Lefty) Milazzo was 2 years old when he emigrated from Italy in 1910 with parents, Caesar (1880-1965) and Michela (Damico) Milazzo (1888-1979).  William “Bill” married Alma (Monie) April 16, 1955, at St. Ignatius Church and would welcome Tony, Charles, Maria, Angelo and the late Joey and Bill.   Monie and Bill started attending San Antonio Church after our 85th Anniversary and have supported our fundraisers and events.  They celebrated 64 years of married life at the time Bill’s passing in 2019.   Monie has continued to assist at Mass on Sundays and at the Rosary and Communion Service on Tuesdays.  

Mike and Linda (Stoll) Kelsey came to San Antonio Church at the time we were getting ready for our 85th Anniversary.  Linda came to our Tuesday Rosary and Communion Service with her mother Mary (Krems) Stoll (192-2013) and their friend from St. Bonaventure, Sr. Joseph Marion Shappelle (1926-2010) a Sister of Charity   from Sr. Blandina’s Order.  Her parents were Mary (Krems) (1922-2013) and Willard Stoll (1918-2005) who were married on October 25, 1941, at St. Augustine Church.  Willard Stoll was the French Bauer neighborhood Milkman for 32 years.  The Stolls celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in 1991.  Linda (Stoll) Kelsey grew up across from St. Bonaventure School with sisters, Ginny, Leilani, Theresa, Mary Ann and brothers, Ken, Mike, Chris, Jim, and Steve also attending St. Bonnies, Linda Stoll would meet and marry Roger Bacon Grad, Mike Kelsey on August 29, 1969, and welcome Mary, Walt, Katie, Pat, and Sally.   And 22 Grandchildren.   Since joining San Antonio Church, they have volunteered with Mike assisting at Sunday Mass and on Tuesday’s with Linda handling the Rosary and Communion Service.   Our San Antonio Church Community wants you and all your families to know we could not be celebrating our 100th Anniversary without you!

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