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2022 Hall of Honor

The Garces Memorial Alumni Board is pleased to announce the 2022 inductees. They are:

  • Dr. Tom Berry
  • Mrs. Joan (Haller) Finch ‘87
  • Mr. Ed Hearn
  • Mrs. Jenny (Maitia) Poncetta ‘70

The Garces Alumni Award recipient is the Kari & Steve Anderson Family.

The inductees and the Anderson family will be honored for all they have done, and continue to do, for Garces Memorial High School and its mission.

The Alumni Board will hold its annual Hall of Honor awards banquet on Thursday, September 8th at Luigi’s Restaurant. Tickets are $100 per person. Tables seat eight (8). Sponsorships are also available.

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The Garces Memorial Hall of Honor was established in 2008 to pay homage to alumni and members of the Garces community for their accomplishments both professionally and personally; and for their support of Catholic education and the mission of Garces Memorial High School. The Hall of Honor is a Garces Memorial Alumni Board event.  Each year the Alumni Board accepts nominations from the Garces Community for potential inductees. Alumni Board members review each nominee, then vote for the inductees they deem to be most deserving.  The official induction happens at the annual Hall of Honor Awards Banquet held in MLH each fall.

2021 Hall of Honor

The Garces Memorial Alumni Board inducted five outstanding individuals into the Garces Memorial Hall of Honor on September 9, 2021. The awards banquet was held at Luigi’s Restaurant. The 2021 inductees were:

  • Vince Fanucchi ‘67
  • Donna James
  • Mark Brown
  • Kevin Pascoe ‘71
  • Gordon Westhoff

The Garces Alumni Award was The Jan & Tim Sullivan Family.

Thank you to our sponsors who help to make the Awards Banquet possible:

Inductee Sponsor Level
Melissa Fortune ‘72 & Bruce Beretta
Shelley & Mike Georgino ‘75
Robert Grimm Family Foundation
Hail Mary Club
Marianne Laxague ‘58
LeBeauThelen LLP
Luigi’s Restaurant & Delicatessen
Jenny ‘89 & Robert Waguespack MD

Award Sponsor Level
A+ Shredding
Kathy‘69 & John Gargan ‘69
Mission Bank
Sill Properties
Mary Trichell
Thomas H. Werdel Jr. ‘53

Program Sponsor Level
Tom Anchordoquy ‘65
Arnold Cattani ‘64
Clerou Tire Company
Judy & Tom Franconi ‘52
Fran & Gregg Gunner ‘66
John-Paul Lake ‘97
Kenneth M. Peters CLU ‘50
Debra & Jim Sakowski ‘70
Wool Grower’s Restaurant

2020 Hall of Honor

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Garces Memorial Alumni Board had to cancel the 2020 Hall of Honor. All 2020 nominations were carried forward and considered for induction for the 2021 Hall of Honor.

2019 Hall of Honor

The Garces Alumni Board inducted the following individuals into the Garces Memorial Hall of Honor:

  • Mr. Gene Bonas ‘57
  • The late Gregory Boylan ‘70
  • Mr. Tom Franconi ‘52
  • Mr. Bernie LeBeau
  • Mr. Ken Peters ‘50

The 2019 Garces Alumni Award was presented to the Mary & David Fanucchi Family.

Thank you to our sponsors who help to make the Awards Banquet possible:

Inductee Sponsor Level
LeBeauThelen LLP
Melissa Fortune & Bruce Beretta
Mike & Shelley Georgino
Hail Mary Club

Award Sponsor Level
Mission Bank
Mrs. Mary Trichell
Mr. Tom Werdel ‘53
Ms. Marianne Laxague ‘58
Barbara & Al Sandrini ‘57

Program Sponsor Level
Mazzei-Franconi Co., LLC
Wool Grower’s Restaurant
Kathy (Harrison) Gargan ‘69 & John Gargan ‘69

2018 Hall of Honor

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On Thursday, September 6th, the Garces Alumni Board held its annual Hall of Honor Awards Banquet and inducted:

  • Mr. John Fanucchi ’68
  • Mr. Joe Munoz ’54
  • Mr. John Roberts ’72
  • Mr. Leroy Sacchini

The 2018 Garces Alumni Award was presented to two legacy families:  The Larry & Shirley Gargan and Joe & Barbara Harrison Families.

If you would like to nominate someone for the 2019 Hall of Honor, please complete the nomination form and turn it in by March 15, 2019.  The 2019 Hall of Honor Awards Ceremony will once again be part of Holy Bowl Week at Garces and will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2019.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Inductee Sponsor
SC Anderson, Inc.
Steven & Kari Anderson
Melissa Fortune & Bruce Beretta
Mike & shelley Georgino
Hail Mary Club
Luigi’s Restaurant
Barbara Grimm-Marshall & Darcy Marshall

Award Sponsors
Mission Bank
W.A. Thompson Inc.

Program Sponsors
Mazzei-Franconi, LLC
Four Star Fruit Inc.

2017 Hall of Honor

On Saturday, April 29th, 2017, Garces Memorial honored four very distinguished and deserving alumni by inducting them into the Garces Hall of Honor.  They were:

  • The late Mrs. Yolanda (Papasergia) Griffiths '51
  • Mr. Frank Maitia Jr. '60
  • Mr. Arnold Cattani '64
  • Mr. Tom Anchordoquy '65

The legacy family honored with the Garces Alumni Award was The Mac and Stella McMurtrey Family.

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Thank you to our sponsors:

Inductee Sponsor
Famoso Nut Company

Award Sponsors
Mission Bank
B & B Surplus
Mr. Michael Georgino '75
ASU & Associates

Program Sponsors
Wool Grower's Restaurant
Mazzei-Franconi Co.
Mr. Al Sandrini '57
Dr. David Hare '94/Bakersfield Eye Institute

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