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More than 21 of the University of Dayton’s Greatest Athletes are interred on the grounds of Calvary Cemetery. We will be sharing more about their lives and accomplishments here as we continue to gather data about them.

Mitchell Ward completes Tree Commission Academy

Calvary Cemetery is pleased to announce that Mitchell Ward, Calvary’s staff Horticulturalist and ISA-Certified Arborist, recently completed the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Tree Commission Academy.  The Tree Commission Academy is a unique, first of its kind program in the United States, and was awarded the 2010 Education Innovation Award from the Arbor Day Foundation.  […]

Celebrating the Lifetime of UD Hall of Famer Don “Monk” Meineke

Don Meineke Laid to Rest in Calvary Cemetery on Friday, September 13   Meineke will be Missed by Fellow Teammates By Doug Harris | Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 09:12 PM The University of Dayton lost one of its basketball legends Tuesday when Don “Monk” Meineke passed away at 83. And “legend” is an appropriate term. […]

Celebrating the Lifetime of UD Hall of Famer William “Bill” Blake

William “Bill” Blake earned his spot in the Hall of Fame in 1964 after excelling in football, basketball and baseball from 1922-1926 while he was at UD. Bill was voted team captain for the basketball team for three seasons (1923-25) and was the captain of the baseball team for two seasons (1924-25). Although Bill remained […]

Celebrating the Lifetime of UD Hall of Famer Jerry Westendorf

Part of a large athletically gifted family, Dayton native Jerry Westendorf received seven varsity letters in his four years at the University of Dayton playing football, basketball and baseball. He was an end for the football team, guard-forward for the basketball team and an outfielder for the baseball team. His senior year he became the […]