Where Are They Now?

Whatever happened to the players on the 1969 football team? Many of them are still alive and scattered throughout the country. The players are listed in the order they are shown in the team photo, starting with the front row on the left.

1969 C-SC Football Team group photo

82. Mick Sullivan
Hometown: Marseilles, Ill.
Now lives in: Cottage Grove, Wis.

34. Dennis Mackey
Hometown: Mentor, Ohio
Now lives in: Mentor, Ohio

12. Jeff Macko
Hometown: Vincennes, Ind.
Now lives in: Madison, N.J.
Director of licensed clinical social workers counseling program, Morristown (N.J.) High School

25. Russ Pawlak (deceased in 2009)
Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y.
Lived in Buffalo, N.Y.
Avid preservationist in Buffalo; was field service supervisor at the New York state insurance fund for 28 years

41. Wayne Buehrer
Hometown: Chicago Heights, Ill.
Now lives in: Concord, Calif.
Retired, supply chain management, Google

32. Dennis Steele
Hometown: Morris, Ill.
Now lives in: Norphlet, Ark.
Retired teacher, football coach and basketball coach, Morris Community High School; dean of students, Smackover School District

64. Steve Fannin
Hometown: Morris, Ill.
Now living in: Morris, Ill.
Retired superintendent, Morris Community High School

47. Jim McAnally
Hometown: Calumet City, Ill.
Now lives in: Gulfport, Fla.
Retired project manager, Westinghouse Electric Company, Columbia, S.C.

35. Bruce Rowe
Hometown: Marseilles, Ill.
Now lives in: Buchanan, Tenn.
Retired LTS Supervisor, Illinois Department of Corrections

81. Larry Powell (deceased in 2019)
Hometown: Hannibal, Mo.
Lived in Denver, N.C.
Route supervisor at Brinks Inc.

42. Bob Hutton
Hometown: Moberly, Mo.
Now lives in: Columbia, Mo.
Retired executive director of administrative services at Columbia College

66. Dan Arrington
Hometown: Highland, Ind.
Now lives in: Highland, Ind.
Retired journeyman/boilermaker, Local 374

11. George Vokac
Hometown: Cicero, Ill.
Now lives in: Henderson, Nev.
Retired, former physical education teacher, football coach and athletic director at Morgan Park High School in Chicago

20. Bob Vashinko (deceased in 2017)
Hometown: Cicero, Ill.
Lived in Cicero, Ill.
Teacher and coach at Morton East High School for 36 years

61. Rod Maffett (deceased in 2010)
Hometown: Mentor, Ohio
Lived in Prescott, Ariz.
Regional vice president, paint specification engineer, DuPont

24. Bob Kirk
Hometown: Carmel, N.Y.
Now living in: Jupiter, Fla.
Professional tree trimmer

53. Darrell Bodie
Hometown: Gary, Ind.
Now living in: Gary, Ind.
Business education teacher at Bailey Middle School

73. Bill Buckner
Hometown: Quincy, Ill.
Now living in: Canton, Mo.
Retired package car driver, UPS

77. Jimmie Edwards
Hometown: Gary, Ind.
Now living in: Hopkins, Minn.
Retired teacher and coach; also taught adaptive education at Tri-City Mental Health Center in Minneapolis

26. Mike Meyers
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Now living in: Sharpsburg, Ga.
Retired customer service agent, Delta Airlines

63. Stephen Chamberlain
Hometown: Morris, Ill.
Now living in: Morris, Ill.
Owner, Steve’s Hair Studio

80. Keith Alexander
Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y.
Now living in: Country Club Hills, Ill.
Retired analyst, U.S. Air Force; retired carrier, U.S. Postal Service

15. Bob DeMichele
Hometown: Hartsdale, N.Y.
Now living in: Brewster, N.Y.
Retired teacher and football coach, Woodlands High School

84. Greg Burkes
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.

43. Stan Hiller (deceased in 1989)
Hometown: Gary, Ind.
Lived in Los Angeles, Calif.

22. Gene Harmon
Hometown: Avon, Ill.
Now living in: Safford, Ariz.
Nurse, Arizona Department of Corrections, Safford State Prison

68. Bob Nykyforchyn (deceased in 2016)
Hometown: Ellicott City, Md.
Lived in Ellicott City, Md.
Professional DJ in Baltimore area

22. Larry Austin
No information available – was not listed on team roster

44. Millard Bondurant
Hometown: Cairo, Ill.
Now living in: Lenexa, Kan.
Retired, warehouse supervisor and corporate logistics, Huhtamaki

69. Gary Kaneshiro
Hometown: Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.
Now living in: Canton, Ga.
Retired owner/president, Pacific Automotive Marketing in Honolulu

23. Larry Doty
Hometown: Grain Valley, Mo.
Now lives in: Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Retired officer, Raytown Police Department

21. Santo Pillari
Hometown: Fort Lee, N.J.
Now lives in: Toms River, N.J.
Retired, administration/accounting, AFIA international insurance company

76. Ken Biggs
Hometown: Gary, Ind.
Now lives in: Wauconda, Ill.
Retired teacher/coach, district chairman of driver’s education department, Schaumburg High School

62. Jenkins Davis
Hometown: Markham, Ill.
Now lives in: Barrington, Ill.
Director of sales and market development, Komatsu Construction

52. Tom Myers
Hometown: Salamanca, N.Y.
Now lives in: Oneida, N.Y.
Retired physical education teacher, Little Falls High School

88. Ron Skarr (deceased in 1997)
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Lived in Western Springs, Ill.

45. Steve Smith
Hometown: Lombard, Ill.
Now lives in: Bedford, Texas
Retired crew chief/baggage handler, American Airlines

65. Jack Danskin (deceased in 2007)
Hometown: Gary, Ind.
Lived in Portage, Ind.
Regional manager for Welsh, Inc., in Merrillville, Ind.

13. Terry Crase
Hometown: Gary, Ind.
Now living in: Sun City West, Ariz.
Retired millwright

51. Tom Henzi
Hometown: Sikeston, Mo.
Now living in: Sikeston, Mo.
Retired salesman; owner, Brite House Roof and Housewash

72. Tom Cifaldi (deceased in 2011)
Hometown: Gary, Ind.
Lived in Benton, Ariz.
Human resource manager for U.S. Steel Gary Works, Glidden Paint and ICI Acrylics

Gary Sharpe, assistant coach
Now living in: Chesterfield, Mo.
Served in Missouri House of Representatives; retired executive director, Missouri Association of School Administrators

Jack McBride, head coach (deceased in 2011)
Lived in Monmouth, Ill.
Chairman, education/psychology departments, Culver-Stockton College; vice president, Iowa Wesleyan College

75. Dave Cummins (deceased in 1991)
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Lived in Columbus, Ohio

71. Duane Weller
Hometown: Irving, Ill.
Now living in: Hillsboro, Ill.
Retired foreman production assistant, Hillsboro Glass Co.

50. Anthony Cicchino (deceased in 2008)
Hometown: Park Ridge, ill.
Lived in Fairhope, Ala.
Insurance agent for 25 years

74. Tod Steele
Hometown: Highland Park, Ill.
Now living in: Dummerston, Vt.
Retired restaurant owner and toy store owner

16. Joe Hogan
Hometown: Arlington Heights, Ill.
Now living in: Bend, Ore.
President and chief executive officer of The Hogan Group, a land brokerage firm

86. Ted Streeter (deceased in 2018)
Hometown: Port Clinton, Ohio
Lived in Centreville, Mich.
Owned and operated Streeter Insurance Agency in Bellevue, Ohio

67. Mike Benham (deceased in 2006)
Hometown: Joliet, Ill.
Lived in Leawood, Kan.
Worked in roofing industry for 35 years

83. Jack Grandi
Hometown: Highland Park, Ill.
Now living in: Highwood, Ill.
Retired battalion chief, Highland Park Fire Department

85. Charles Compton
Hometown: Cairo, Ill.
Now living in: Renton, Wash.
Retired engineer from Boeing

70. Skip Hartzell
Hometown: Lower Burrell, Pa.
Now living in: Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Retired advertising business owner; Now does paintings and sculptures of dogs

33. Don Henrikson
Hometown: Woodhull, Ill.
Now lives in: Dahinda, Ill.
Semi-retired carpenter

78. Jeff Stockwell
Hometown: Millbury, Mass.
Now living in: Millbury, Mass.
No further information available

79. Mick Milby
Hometown: Carthage, Ill.
Now living in: Ankeny, Iowa
Retired physical education teacher, Ottumwa High School

Bob Estes, student assistant coach
Hometown: Hannibal, Mo.
Now living in: Swansea, Ill.
Former teacher and coach, Culver-Stockton College; math teacher, Millstadt Junior High School

Rod Weber, student manager
Hometown: Quincy, Ill.
Now living in: Sterling, Ill.
Retired teacher/cross country and track coach


36. Dan Schmelter
Hometown: Hobart, Ind.
Now living in: Plymouth, Ind.
Financial advisor, Edward Jones Investments