Remembering “ Dr Joe Maumkel ” on his 7th death anniversary

The journey through memory lane in St Stanislaus’ High School would be incomplete if there is no mention of Joe Maumkel.  Kaippary Alphonso Maumkel came to work in the School at the young age at 17. The Spanish speaking Jesuit fathers found his name a tongue twister and named him Joe. Sir Joe was a simple man doing simple tasks of importance with a smile for the school for more than 60 years. His presence and his assistance was everywhere those days. Those were the special moments of elation when he brought those notes like “Tomorrow is a Holiday “
 
He will be always be remembered for bringing the world to us through Visual Instructions (VI), those documentaries and Thursday movies in the school hall. One can never forget that documentary film shown on USA that made us dream of that country when besides learning the physical and political features in Geography there never was any hope of ever visiting that country. The film on human body’s blood circulation and immune system, with the red blood corpuscles ferrying oxygen to different organs and parts of the body and the army of white blood corpuscles fighting the antibodies invading with diseases and infection. And those Thursday movies like “Moby Dick” of wanton whale killing.
  
He was fondly called Dr. Joe as he was in charge of the school Infirmary and attended our wounds, injuries and occasionally administering in his patent style of darting an injection.  The legacy of the SSESA Staff Healthcare belongs to Dr. Joe. The “Joe We Care” fundraiser has evolved into the present day Teachers Healthcare program. He left for his heavenly abode on 16th July 2007 a true “Stanislite
 
....................R.I.P......Sir
 
Pramod Mankar.
Class of 1967 
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My dear Pramod, He took care

My dear Pramod,

He took care of me in the Infirmary twice -- both times when I was hit on the shin while playing football and hockey. I still have the injury marks on both my shins. At that time, shin-guards were not common. Now they are compulsory!!!

Peace and love- Joe.

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