Our winter cover story on love found at Seattle University had special meaning for a number of readers, who shared their own stories online. Here are some of those comments:
Jeremy Corwin, '93, and Laurie (Roshak) Corwin, '93, met their freshman year on the first day in Winnie Guy's calculus class and married six days after graduation. Nine children later, Laurie says Jeremy "is still my best friend. It was the best thing that ever happened to me at SU!"
Butch, '69, and Marilyn Hrnicek, '68, met at a sock-hop in the gymnasium in November 1965, and married June 1968.
Michael Lowenstein, '64, and Lonnie Veeder, '65, married May 15, 1965. The couple met in the Chieftain in 1961 and, according to Lonnie, was inseparable thereafter. Mike worked as an underwriter in insurance for 10 years, went back to SU to get a degree in psychology and then became a social worker/supervisor for DSHS. Lonnie became a teacher for the Northshore School District. The couple raised two daughters. Unfortunately, Mike, died in 1997, while waiting for a lung transplant. Lonnie's marital advice: "Cherish the moments and fill the moments with love. Time passes quickly and your life as a couple will end before you are ready." Lonnie would love to hear from anyone who knew her and Mike during their days at SU.
Andrea Albenesius, '92, and Rookie Gleich, '93, met at SU while playing basketball for the Chieftains. Says Andrea, "We became best friends after graduation, and that friendship blossomed into true love so we decided to become teammates for life." They married at the Chapel of St. Ignatius in August 2001, with many of their SU friends and teammates cheering them on. "God has blessed us with two beautiful boys, Treyson and Ryan. And, if they are fortunate to get their mom's basketball talent, they may one day play for the Redhawks," Andrea says.
Juliana, '00, and Brian Stachurski, '00, were married at the Chapel of St. Ignatius June 17, 2000, by Father Stephen Sundborg and with Juliana's parents and grandparents [Jeannie and Dayton Balinbin, '78, and George and Rita Krsak, '47] in attendance to receive a special blessing honoring the three generations of SU marriages.
Derek Dunn, '67, and Kathie Fennell Dunn (attended through 1965) met and married while at Seattle University and have been married 45 years. The couple, now retired, lives in Portland, Ore.
Daniel Bootz, '03, and Jeanne Ryan, '03, '06 MIT, met during orientation and dated all four years of college. They were married in the Chapel of St. Ignatius the weekend after graduation, on June 21, 2003, and now live in Madison, Wis., with their daughter, Esme. Another baby is due in July. "I am so grateful that SU brought my husband and me together," says Jeanne.
Elizabeth (Cox), '98, and Daniel Murray, '98, met at SU in 1994, and married in 1998. They have two children, Ryan and Julia, and live in the Washington, D.C., metro area.