Joliet Council 382

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GRAND KNIGHT'S PAST & PRESENT by Bob Schmitt


100 YEARS!!! There are not very many organizations that can claim to have been in existence for that long under the same charter. We take pride in this accomplishment, and give thanks to all those who have given so much to insure the success of this organization. At the top of the list I would like to recognize the 73 men who have served as Grand Knights of the Joliet Council. They are:

Enisha Meers - 1898-99

J.T. Donahoe - 1899-00
John Gallagher 1900-01
T.V. Brennan - 1901-14
James A. Bray - 1914-16
J.F. Quinn - 1916-17
F.J. Wise - 1917-18
William Redmond - 1918-19
Wade Brady - 1919-21
J.J. Lennon - 1921-22
Louis Lagger - 1922-23
William P. Lowrey Sr. 1923-26
William Austin - 1926-28
Patrick D. Fahey - 1928-30
William P. Lowery Sr. 1930-32
L.J. McNamara - 1932-33
Patrick D. Fahey - 1933-34
William Lowery Jr. 1934-36
T.J. Dillon - 1936-37
W.A. Berry - 1937-39
Joseph M. Mahoney - 1939-40
Francis P. Parker - 1940-42
Francis P. Kelly - 1942-43
Donald F. Delaney - 1943-44
A.B. Kelly - 1944-45
Arthur Smith - 1945-46
Joseph A. Ley - 1946-47
Hugh E. Shields - 1947-48
Bernard F. Muentnich - 1948-49
Christy J. Paganini - 1949-50
Robert Hennessy - 1950-51
William J. Addleman - 1951-52
Joseph M. Tomac - 1952-53
Bruce D. Fahrner - 1953-54
William J. Addleman - 1954-55
Leslie J. Farrington - 1955-56
John M. O'Connell - 1956-57
Joseph Kaiser - 1957-58
Arthur S. Johnson - 1958-59
James G. Meade - 1959-61
Robert M. Bertino Sr. 1961-62
Joseph E. Kaiser - 1962-63
Ralph R. Anderson - 1963-64
Thomas J. Sayers - 1964-66
Jasper J. Carboni - 1966-67
James McNichols - 1967-68
Albert E. Gregory - 1968-70
Donald Kimmell - 1970-71
James J. O'Connell - 1971-72
James Allen - 1972-73
John Bene - 1973-74
Lloyd Stukel - 1974-75
Daryl Maurer - 1975-76
John R. Cimino - 1976-77
Leon (Bud) Hicks - 1977-78
Dan Ursitti - 1978-79
Frank X. Hufeld - 1979-80
George Kurapka - 1980-81
Raymond Fox - 1981-82
 Ronald Snodgrass - 1982-83
George Mentgen - 1983-84
John Egizio - 1984-85
George Dehm - 1985-86
Edward Zasowski - 1986-88
William Kummer - 1988-90
Edward Szardowski - 1990-90
James J. O'Connell - 1990-91
Albert Naal Jr. 1991-93
Robert M. Bertino Sr.- 1993-94
Robert R. Schmitt - 1994-2001
Robert Kobe - 2001-05
Gabriel Orenic - 2005 - 07
Jeff Greenberg - 2008 – 11
Louie Mau- 2011 - 13
Richard Foecking - 2013 - Present

We would also like to recognize all the priests from the greater Joliet Area who have served as our chaplain's over these many years, the men of our organization who have served as President of the Joliet Columbian Club (Building Association), and the Ladies of Columbus, who have supported our organization for the past fifty years.