10 new members inducted into CBHS Hall of Fame

10 new members inducted into CBHS Hall of Fame

The Christian Brothers High School Hall of Fame has elected 10 new members, who were inducted in ceremonies on the CBHS campus January 26. Candidates are chosen by the Hall of Fame membership on the basis of their personal accomplishments, civic and public contributions, and support of or involvement with activities of interest to the school. CBHS graduates must have graduated a minimum of 20 years prior to selection. The CBHS Hall of Fame was established in 1968. Since then, 516 men, living and deceased, have been inducted into the group (418 of whom are CBHS grads) by their peers.


The 2014 inductees are: 

-       Donald A. Nobert, Sr. (CBHS ’46) is retired after a commercial food brokerage career in Memphis.

-       Adolf W. Karchmer, M.D. (CBHS ’56) is a nationally acclaimed researcher and professor of Medicine at Harvard University and chief of Infectious Diseases at Harvard’s affiliate hospital, New England Deaconess.

-       William M. McKee (CBHS ’65) is retired band director for Memphis City Schools, Bellevue Junior High and Central High School.  Bill has spent his retirement as a volunteer adjunct teacher of saxophone at CBHS and directs the CBHS Jazz Band.

-       Michael Robert Pera (CBHS ’66) had a 40-year career with Marsh and McLennan in the property and casualty insurance business.

-       Michael J. Donahue (CBHS ’69) is a Memphis nightlife and area music writer for the Commercial Appeal newspaper.

-       Robert G. Schaedle, III (CBHS ’73) is co-founder and current president of Chartwell Hospitality, which operates more than 30 hotels around the country.

-       J. Whitley Wills, DDS (CBHS ’81) is a general dentist in private practice and teaches at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry.

-       Joseph P. Fracchia (CBHS ’92) is a certified public accountant and a partner at VACO Midsouth.

-       Jonathan E. Lyons (CBHS ’93) is Managing  Director, Investments, for Raymond James (formerly Morgan Keegan).

-       Lucas A. Trautman, M.D. (CBHS ’93) is a private psychiatrist in Memphis specializing in adolescent psychiatry and substance abuse disorders.


(CAPTION) Ten Christian Brothers High School graduates were inducted into the CBHS  Hall of Fame during ceremonies Jan. 26 on the CBHS campus. The inductees are: (from left) Adolf W. Karchmer, M.D. ’56, Donald A. Nobert, Sr. ’46, Michael Robert Pera ’66, Joseph P. Fracchia ’92, William M. McKee ’65, Robert G. Schaedle, III ’73, J. Whitley Wills, DDS ’81, Lucas A. Trautman, M.D. ’93, Jonathan E. Lyons ’93, and Michael J. Donahue ’69.