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Denise Anastasio Sarto

Profile Updated: September 25, 2021
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Mt. Pleasant, WI USA
Spouse/Partner
Patrick Sarto - passed away on April 30 2020
Occupation
Retired Dean of Biological and Health Sciences, College of Lake County
Children
Stepson Perry, born 1961, 3 children
Son Angelo, born 1977, 1 child
Daughter Nicola, born 1979, More…2 children
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50 years is a lot to catch up on! After graduating from Case, I attended UW-Parkside and earned a degree in English. Then I went to Seattle University and got a degree in Health Information. I returned to Racine and worked at St. Mary's for 10 years. I married Pat Sarto and helped him raise his son Perry.
After working at St. Mary's, I went to work at College of Lake County in Illinois (commuting from Racine) as a faculty member in the Health Information program. After 19 years as a faculty member, I was appointed the Dean of Biological and Health Sciences, where I served for 8 more years until retirement.
Along the way we had two children of our own. Now in my retirement I enjoy spending time with the 6 grandchildren (3 grown and 3 young) and even 1 great-grandchild! I learned bridge after retiring and though I'll never be very good I enjoy it. I also spend some time swimming and gardening and reading.
I enjoyed my work but I was ready to retire when I turned 60. Now I stay busier than I ever thought I would be! I always lived in Racine/Mt. Pleasant and love it here.

School Story

My memories are pretty fuzzy of high school. I do remember the Theater 32 class with Mr. Mittag and the play The Generation Gap!

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Sharing a photo that Terry Scott George provided - it's also on the Classmates Photo Gallery, Classmates personal photos. It's a picture of 9th graders at Case (the first year it opened) on their trip to Washington, DC with teacher Mr. Finley. Not sure who the students are though!

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Hope you’re having a great birthday, Bob. We missed you at the reunion - hope you’re feeling better!

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I hope you all enjoyed our reunion weekend as much as I did! Here are a couple of pics from the selfie photo station. Kevin Wentzel, my reunion co-chair, and I celebrate the beginning of the Saturday night event. And two old friends and bridesmaids - Terri Lorenzini and Jeanine Raffini Fassl. Let’s see some more photos from that night everyone!

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