News About Our Classmates

Updated November 14, 2017


ND56 CLASS OFFICERS

PRESIDENT: MARK BURNS
VICE-PRESIDENTS: GERALD KENNY, PAUL NOLAND, SIDNEY WILKIN
SECRETARY: JOHN MANION
TREASURER: EDWARD COSGROVE
ND56 WEB PAGE: WWW.ND56.ORG


FORMER SCHOLASTIC SPORTS EDITOR, DAVE DAVIN, DIED 11/8/17

From Bellingham, Washington
It is with the heavest of hearts that I write this email to you. Our Dad, Dave Davin, passed away Wed Nov 8th after a long bout with Congestive heart failure.

He was at home for all but 24 hrs. of his illness when his wonderful hospice care provider “girlfriend,” Tracey Taylor suggested he go to the Whatcom Hospice House here in Bellingham, WA and have them help him with some discomfort and swelling.

He knew it would be his last trip in or out of any health care facility but knowing what he knew in his heart he consented to a ride over.

The Hospice House was absolutely fantastic. Full of caring, knowledgeable, helpful, loving staff that helped Dave cross over. During his short stay he was surrounded by much of his family. We stayed with him and talked, laughed, cried, reminisced, and shared stories of love and joy and crazy antics that we have all shared with Dave. In his final breaths, he had Kay to his right and daughters Anne and me, two of his granddaughters, Kara and Alyssa holding his hands, son in law Rick nearby -giving him permission to let go and go catch up with Dennis. His crossing was quiet and simple. After a long nap, a short moment alert, for a head count of his girls around him, a big breath, a little squeeze and then gentle release.

He was larger than life as you all know. He lived life out loud and knew he couldn’t take anything with him when he left so he slid into home base all used up and spent from a full, wild, fun-filled, love-filled, bucket-list-completed, successful life.

Heaven has a new angel and we have his memories, his traits and qualities in our blood. We have the unshakable knowledge that we had the best of the best. He was our Hero, our leader, provider, father, friend, husband, glue, captain, chauffer, bartender, tear catcher, dream encourager, referee, comic relief, instructor, guidance counselor, coach, binder, lifesaver, and cheerleader, gusto maker, our “Buddy”, Our “DOD” “Buster” “Joey” “Mr. D’s “Mr. Sweetie” “ Big D” “Davey” “ Damnit David” “Sluggo”, and the love of our lives.
RIP ~ Until we meet again, https://whatcomhospice.org/donate/
Kara H Davin .khdavin@msn.com Cell: 503 789-6495


"Recorded Recreational Reading for the Blind"

JOHN SCHUMACHER
It’s been awhile since I’ve been in touch. My time has been filled with increased activity at Recorded Recreational Reading for the Blind, Inc.

I joined them as a volunteer in 2001 and, at that time, they were recording books for the National Library Service on cassette as they had been doing for almost 40 years. In 2005, the word came that all recording would be converted to digital and that process was completed by 2010.

We have always produced our own talking news each week for a subscription list of sight challenged patrons. That was changed to digital cartridges and the new coverage area was increased. We became “The West Valley Talking News” and we expanded that into a news magazine with feature articles in addition to the regular news coverage. All of this is offered free for our patrons.

A year ago, it dawned upon us that we were actually creating radio programs for the Talking News. So, why not consider creating an online station to feature music interspersed with the articles each week from “The West Valley Talking News?” The answer to that question drew a positive response from our Board of Directors with emphasis that this would be for everyone to listen to and enjoy and find out about all kinds of volunteer programs that exist including, of course, our own Recorded Recreational Reading for the Blind, Inc.

We became: “KRUV” “Are You Volunteering,” Radio Sun because, as we say: “Phoenix, Arizona and its many surrounding cities and towns is the home to many retirees from all over the United States. Because of this single fact, it is also the center of voluntarism; offering activities in service to the needs of retirees and others.

We explain that, at the heart of voluntarism are the volunteers themselves. They are individuals of various ages and from all backgrounds who selflessly give of their time, talents and energy to satisfy the needs of those who can no longer do everything for themselves.

So, KRUV... “Are You Volunteering?” ... focuses its attention on the volunteers of the valley. They have many loving stories to tell and we seek them out for our listeners to enjoy via interview programs. And, of course, we do include the many volunteers of the Talking Book Program nationally and here at RRRB, Inc., the owners and operators of KRUVradiosun.

FYI: I am Treasurer and Program Director and Senior Technician. They also decided that I should receive a stipend to supplement my volunteer hours here...now over 13,000 hours. (Got a certificate from Governor Doug Ducey for that!)

In short, I am finally engaged in a role I first envisioned at WSND when I was majoring in speech/communications under Professor Leonard Sommer! In short, I am enjoying our corporate mission(s ). You can find KRUV on the home page of our website: www.readingfortheblind.org or with this URL: http://player.streamlicensing.com/5471. NOTE: We are still recording books, magazines and journals and, as a 501(c)(3) corporation, we’re having a fund drive. (Hoping to look for support in all the RIGHT places!)

We also feature many of John Probst’s piano and choir selections in our music playlist, featuring holiday and Christmas music.
John Schumacher


ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND
TOPS $MILLION IN YOUR GIFTS
$1.5 MILLION IN TOTAL MARKET VALUE

The Class of 1956 Endowed Scholarship Fund finally rocketed past the $THE ONE MILLION DOLLAR mark ($1,004,414) on June 19, 2017. The wizardry of the ND Investment group shot the Invested Market Value to $1,565,812. $70,000 was made available for distribution to the three Endowed Scholarship award winners this past spring. for detailed information about the ND56 Endowed Scholarship Fund and student recipients: present and starting with 2001-2.
The University continues to maintain a steadfast commitment to need-blind admissions. ND continues to meet the full demonstrated need of all admitted undergraduates. Scholarship awards from the '56 Fund are unrestricted and recipients are selected by the University's Office of Student Financial Services. Please continue to keep the Fund in mind in your annual giving to Notre Dame. Specify “ND'56 Scholarship Fund" on the memo line of your check, the reply card to the ND Office, and a post-it note on the check as well. Gifts designated to the ’56 Fund count toward your annual giving record and eligibility for the alumni football ticket lottery. The Class of 1956 Endowed Scholarship Fund is a perpetual gift to the University, helping students with scholarships in years after we are long gone from this earth. Larry repeats: we want to keep growing the Fund to “the last man”.
Larry Kennedy, Chairman


JIM MASON EXISTS!

I've been enjoying your weekly bulletin and praying for your good health.

Mary and I sold our condo across from the Eastman School of Music. 4 flights of stairs was beginning to take a toll on our knees. We moved into an independent living apartment at St. Ann's community at Cherry Ridge in Webster, NY, the town northeast of Rochester where we had raised our family while I worked at Xerox.

We moved here in May, 2016. Mary immediately got involved in the community while I hibernated and developed plans for final rites. In March, my cardiologist told me I needed to replace my aortic valve. The surgery took place on May 8 and was followed up with the installation of a pacemaker on May 10. I was released from the hospital on May 13 so that I had a week to get ready for my 83 B'day on May 21.

I have scrapped the plans I had been working on for a year and now am working on a clean sheet and have come out of hibernation and enjoying many of the activities at Cherry Ridge. Yesterday we had 2 busloads of residents tour Letchworth State Park, "the grand canyon of the East" with a lunch at the Glen Iris Inn at the falls in the park. We had expected the Fall colors would be on display.

The 1st week of October we flew to St. Augustine, FL with our daughter, Mare, and her husband, Tony, when they went down to inspect their condo on the beach and make a few updates at the end of the summer rental season. The first 2 days there, we were entertained by a tropical storm which rolled 12 to 15 ft. waves onto the beach which was about 75 yards from the condo. We got into downtown St. Augustine several times during the week to tour and eat in addition to the morning walks on the beach each day.

Last Wednesday, the ND Senior Alumni had their first meeting in this Region at a suite at Frontier Field. Our son Dan, ND '89, who is GM of Rochester Community Baseball which operates the Rochester Red Wings, the AAA farm club of the Minnesota Twins, gave a presentation on the role of a minor league GM. 35 Alumni and friends showed up for the event which included a "baseball food" luncheon. I think I was the most senior of the attendees.

Daughter Kate has been getting us to her son's volleyball games. He's a senior and hoping to be at Seton Hall next year. Kate must have picked up some of my genes as she is in the Facilities Engineering Department at Rochester Institute of Technology this month. While trashing a lot of "stuff" when we downsized, I still have my hardhat on the bookshelf in our den.

I'm anxiously awaiting the release of the Cactus League schedule, particularly the Cubs schedule at their new facility in Mesa - so I can plan a visit with my daughter, Peg, in Scottsdale, AZ. It's been at least 6 years since I've been out there for spring training.

As you can see, I'm coming out of hibernation.
Wishing you good health and thanks for your weekly newsletter.
Jim Mason


Documentary: A Conversation with John Burgee

From: Karl Martersteck -- karlm@roadrunner.com

Last evening, Terry and I had the pleasure of attending the premier screening of a documentary entitled "A CONVERSATION WITH JOHN BURGEE--The Architecture of Johnson/Burgee" at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, CA. The documentary explores the life and work of American architect John Burgee. Host and executive producer Prof. Duncan Stroik from the ND Architecture Dept. sits down with John to discuss his partnership with Philip Johnson, the inspiration for their designs, and the impact of their projects on American architecture in the second half of the 20th century.

John Burgee, known to us as a distinguished member of our ND'56 class, is regarded as one of the most important architects of the 20th century. John is known for his high-rises throughout the world, performing arts centers, university buildings and numerous prizes and awards.

For many years, John has served on the ND Board of Trustees and was responsible for the creation of an architectural committee to oversee the design of new buildings on the ND campus. Domers know his personally-designed buildings on campus affectionately as Stonehenge and the ND Avenue Gates.

John has been a long-time resident of Santa Barbara and a very active supporter of the Music Academy of the West. In fact, the beautiful 350-seat hall where the screening was held was designed by John himself. The hall is used for orchestra and opera performances as well as student recitals. Needless to say, the acoustics were phenomenal. Here is a picture of John and me in the facility. Note that, even though ties were not required, I couldn't resist wearing my ND'56 tie!


ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS AND ND56 HONOREES NAMED FOR 2017-18

Larry Kennedy, Chairman of the ND56 Endowed Scholarship Fund, announced the Honorees for the three 2017-18 Scholarship Awards. The Notre Dame Student Financial Aid Dept. selected the students -- matching their personal background and interests — and based on individual student’s financial needs. The ND Development office informed Kennedy that our fund has generated over $63,000 total for the 2017-18 group. Donations from the ND56 Classmates have totaled $1,004,414 since June 2001. The fund, invested by the nationally regarded U of ND Investment Group now shows a sum of $1,565,812. Your Class Officers and past Honorees formed the committee who voted for the three new Honorees.

 

ND56 HONOREES		     Endowed Scholarship Student "matchups" 
Honoree Richard C. Clark     Patrick A. Yerkes  '18 River Forest, IL 
Honoree Joun F. Murray       Benjamin J. Coble  '18 Horseheads, NY 
Honoree Donald T. Schaefer   Patrick K. Sproule '18 Wexford, PA


ND 1956 HONOREE RICHARD C. CLARK
My brother John was 10 years older and a graduate of Notre Dame. He guided me toward my choice of ND's General Program. G.P. suited me because of my interest in literature and philosophy. As freshman, I joined the Young Christian Students program where I met Father Louis Putz, CSC. His emphasis on the role of the laity in the church made a lasting impression on me.

Enrolled in the Notre Dame Law School in September 1956, I was elected to the Law Review and named an editor along with classmate Pat McCartan who has remained a good friend to this day. Two of my roommates were Tom McNeill and John Kennedy, a Commerce grad from our 56 class.
I passed the bar exams in Illinois and Washington DC. Notre Dame's Law School Dean O’Meara offered me a position on the Law School faculty. I accepted as a visiting assistant professor, teaching classes in Corporate Law and Federal Legislation.
In 1961, I joined the Chicago law firm of Clausen Miller PC -- representing corporations, trade associations, and closely held family businesses. Elected partner in 1968, a senior partnership was reached 10 years later. In 1991, I was elected managing partner of the firm of 120 lawyers with Chicago, New York, Newark, and Detroit offices. I remained there until my 2000 retirement.

In 1962, I married Judy Pape. She is a graduate of Trinity H.S. and Rosary/Dominican College in River Forest, Illinois. I needed to date and marry her, not only because she was pretty, but because she was a math major and I had no math skills in my genes for future generations.

We settled in Park Ridge, Illinois, where we raised four children. Rick, Christopher and Katie graduated from Notre Dame. David graduated from Harvard. David and Kate played varsity tennis at their respective colleges; Kate is a member of Notre Dame's Monogram Club. In 1994, she was elected Notre Dame's Alumni Athlete of the Year because of her work with the Latino community, and received a trophy on the Irish field during the halftime of the Stanford-Notre Dame game. Katie lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her family; and remains a lawyer with the Chicago firm of Mayer Brown. All of our sons’ families moved to Park Ridge; we are fortunate to have nine of 13 grandchildren living nearby.

In Park Ridge, I have led our church's Parish Council and have been on the boards of The Park Ridge Youth Campus and Avenues to Independence, both child welfare agencies. I was also elected to the Board of our local high school. For relaxation, I enjoy reading, playing the piano, golfing at the Park Ridge Country Club and in Sarasota Florida and boating at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. I'm extremely blessed, have no complaints, and remain loyal to Notre Dame.


ND56 ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
RECIPIENT, PATRICK A. YERKES

I'm Patrick Yerkes, a 5th year senior at Notre Dame in the dual-degree Reilly program, studying Mechanical Engineering and Theology. I'm from River Forest, IL, ten miles to Chicago's Loop, and currently reside in St. Edwards Hall.

As a freshman, I was a practice squad member of the ND cross country and track teams. During that summer, I travelled to Spain --to hike 500 miles on El Camino. In my 2nd year, I joined the Reilly Program and Bengal Bouts, and started my first internship for GE, working on wind turbines. During my Junior year, I made a service trip to Cuba, continued to box (losing in the 2nd round of a 4 round tournament), and continued my work for GE. My first senior year, I moved off campus with 16 other dorm mates, studied hard, took extra Spanish classes, and enjoyed a year I will never forget.

In my 5th year, I’ve moved back on campus as an RA in my old dorm, St. Edwards Hall. Additionally, NDSEEED selected me to lead as their business manager. I am in charge of the fundraising ($67K) and do logistics.

After graduation, I’m a little unsure about what kind of work in engineering I want, but I will find one when I know more. However, first I will go to Bolivia for 8 weeks with my team to build a footbridge, and be immersed and partnered with another community.

Finally, I want to thank the class of 56’ for this incredible donation. School isn’t cheap, and this 5th year is putting a significant added burden on my loans. However, I believe it has been worth everything, and support like the ND56 award makes it possible.

Thank you.
Patrick Yerkes, ‘18

ND56 HONOREE JOHN F. MURRAY
In the fall of 1952, I—along with newly-appointed President Father Ted Hesburgh—started our new adventure. At that time, ND had a program in which you could earn an undergraduate and law degree in six years, shaving a year off the usual term. I opted for that, majoring in accounting and aspiring to be a tax litigation attorney. ND was such a maturing opportunity, meeting and living with guys from all over the country — friendships that have lasted a lifetime. My peers from other schools don’t seem to have had that experience which I feel we Domers consider an integral part of the education process.

After school, I took a position with the US Department of Justice in Washington DC litigating civil tax cases in federal courts throughout the country. Over fifty years ago, I met and married the love of my life, Nell, who tells everyone she graduated from UND also. True indeed, but it’s the University of North Dakota. She’s as big a fan of ND as I; we’ve rarely missed the five year or annual “mini” reunions of the great Class of 1956.

We’ve been blessed with four children and nine grandchildren. Following retirement from Justice, I entered the private practice of law, owned and operated several franchised pizza shops, and devoted fifteen years to mediating cases in our county court before hanging up my spikes at age eighty. I’m still president of our homeowners association — just as challenging as paid work without financial rewards.

At ND, I became involved with the Young Christian Students (YCS), a movement of the lay apostolate directed by Rev. Louis Putz, C.S.C., one of the many saints who have graced my life. The words of the Epistle of James “faith without works is lifeless” resonated. Nell and I have been active members of our church since 1971, everything from mowing the grounds to lecturing to Parish Council leadership. I have been a long-time board member and supporter of Good Shepherd Housing & Family Services, an organization that provides housing to the working needy. I have enjoyed acting as auctioneer for its annual Gala —raising 100s of thousands dollars to acquire housing, and to put clients on the road to financial stability. Our Lady’s university planted lots of seeds in me and some flourished.


ND56 ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
RECIPIENT, BENJAMIN J. COBLE

My name is Benjamin Coble and I am a senior chemical engineer originally from a small town called Horseheads in upstate New York. I attended Horseheads High School, and then made the fantastic decision to attend the University of Notre Dame. I come from a family of ND grads so I knew that this place would feel like home.

For the previous 3 years I have been a member of the marching band at Notre Dame and have enjoyed that experience immensely. I chose not to do marching band this year to free up some time for my career search and other activities. For example, I am now part of Chemecar, a club that participates in competitions where a chemical reaction is used to power a miniature car. I also am very involved with my dorm community in O’Neill hall and love the guys that make up my dorm section.

My main interest lies in chemical engineering and I have not regretted picking this major. It is very challenging, but understanding the material is a very fulfilling experience. More specifically, I am very interested in the industrial operations in chemical engineering and even spent a summer abroad where I and a team got to operate a small scale plant. The faculty at the University are top notch and I have taken a lot from my interactions with this amazing group of people.

Thank you to the class of ’56 for your generous award and I look forward to meeting all of you and thanking you personally for your generous support to the students of Notre Dame.

Sincerely,
Benjamin Coble ‘18

ND 1956 HONOREE DONALD T. SCHAEFER
Born February 13, 1934 in Pittsburg, PA, Donald Thomas Schaefer (Don) was the youngest of six children. Having been born just a day before Valentine’s Day, my mother always made me a heart-shaped cake. My wife, Julia, carried on the tradition. I attended Central Catholic High School in Pittsburg before enrolling at the University of Notre Dame, earning my Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce. I played fullback for the Fighting Irish from 1953 to 1955, and was named All-American in 1955. In the 1956 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles selected me in the third round, as the 28th overall pick. A starter for the Eagles that season, the grand sum of $9,000 was my salary. After one season with the Eagles, I went on to serve 30 months in the United States Air Force. Following that, I played one season in the Canadian Football League for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Most of my business career was spent working in Chicago, IL and Wyckoff, NJ for Canteen Corporation. I retired from Canteen in 1994.

My wife and I were blessed with three children, all of whom grew up in Wyckoff, where I still reside. My children rounded off our family with 10 grandchildren, five boys and five girls.

In 2017, I was inducted into the Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. My family and friends attended the ceremony with me, which was a great honor.


ND556 ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
RECIPIENT, PATRICK K. SPROULE

My name is Patrick Sproule, a senior at Notre Dame graduating next May. I am double majoring in finance and political science. I want to thank everyone from the Class of 1956 for their tremendous generosity in making my time at Notre Dame possible! I truly could not have done it without you.

I was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and grew up just a few miles north of the city in Wexford. I attended Central Catholic High School in downtown Pittsburgh. For me, Notre Dame was always a dream. My dad had gradated from Notre Dame in 1990, and I had been indoctrinated with its mystique since an early age. Upon admission, I moved into Dillon Hall, where I spent the next two and a half years and developed some of the best friendships I will ever have. I was then fortunate enough to spend the spring of my junior year studying abroad in London where I was able to immerse myself in a different culture. I am off campus this year.

During my time at Notre Dame I have been involved in a number of activities. These range from interhall sports like basketball, soccer, and football, to academic clubs like the ND Investment Club, to social clubs like Hesburgh’s Heroes, an organization dedicated to raising money for hospitals in poor areas of Latin America. All of these things, in addition to the friends I have made, have made the decision to come to Notre Dame the best of my life. Thank you again for your incredible generosity, you have truly made my dream of attending ND possible!
Sincerely,
Patrick Sproule ’18


ND '56 Endowed Scholarship Class Honorees
and corresponding ND Student Scholarship Students.
YEARClass HonoreeND Student Scholarship
2001-2002John F. ManionCaitlin Allen '02
2002-2003Thomas A. ColemanWilliam Reilly '03
2003-2004Michael J. KileyNathaniel "Nate" Hudak '07
2004-2005Fr. Thomas E. Chambers, C. S. C. Jacob "Jake" Greiner '05
2005-2006Prof. Steve Rogers Pamela Dorsey '06
2006-2007John J. FannonTiffany Roberts '07 and Daniel Ott '08
2007-2008Richard J. Yeager, Sr.Daniel Ott '08, Tanya Ngo '08 and Stephen Govea '08
2008-2009James P. FinneganJuliana Thimons '09, James McFarlane '09, and James Zenker '09
2009-2010Daniel M. Boland, PhD
Mark P. Burns
Gordon J. DiRenzo, PhD
Zachary "Zach" Stackhouse '12
Amanda Cosfol '11
Joel Bricker '12
2010-2011David Collins
Wayne Edmonds
Larry Kennedy
Seamus Laird '11
Jonathan Liedl '11
Amanda Cosfol '11
2011-2012Dr. Angelo Capozzi
Donald Carlin
James Revord
Daniel Johansen '12
Allison Skow '12
Matthew Nagy '12
2012-2013John "Jack" Kegaly
Leo Linbeck
Robert Welsh
Daniel K. Anderson, '13
Brittany D. Weems, '13
Elise A. O'Malley, '13
2013-2014 James "Jim" Mense
Paul Noland
William "Bill" K. Warren, Jr.
Bradley Stuhlreyer, '14
Daniel L. McCarthy, '14
Pat Nguyen, '14
2014-2015 Peter “Pete” Cannon
Edward Cosgrove
Donald Costello
Andrew P. McGloin ‘15
Conor T. Tallet ’15
Justin L. Chen ‘15
2015-2016 Henry S. Dixon
Eugene P. O’Connor
Bernard H. Van Etten
John “Jack” Rooney '16
Peter O’Connor '16
Mariah Villasenor '16
2016-2017 Robert J. McKenty
Thomas W. Powers
Frank P. Tighe
Whitney Choo ‘17
Michael Bicknell ’17
Michael Buche ‘17
2017-2018 Richard C. Clark
John F. Murray
Donald T. Schaefer
Patrick A. Yerkes '18
Benjamin J. Coble '18
Patrick KJ. Sproule '18

NOTRE DAME CLASS RINGS

Many of us purchased our ND Class Ring some 55 years ago; and many of us purchased the ND Class Ring Miniature for our significant other at that time. Perhaps, the ring has cracked or the (probably blue spinel) stone has been lost. IF that is the case with you, we have learned that Balfour (the ring manufacturer) will provide service for any ND Class Rings... Normal wear on the gold band and engraving is not included under any guarantee.
Package the ring securely (padded bag or box); send by insured (for $1000) and traceable mail (Priority USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc, with your $14.95 check (payable to Balfour Co.) to cover return shipment; a cover letter identifying yourself as Notre Dame alumnus, Class of '56; purchased ring from Notre Dame Bookstore; description of the problem/need; your return address and phone number. Keep your insurance/shipping receipt, and you'll receive a shiney ring back in less than a month.
Send to: BALFOUR COMPANY; 7211 CIRCLE S ROAD; AUSTIN, TX 78745; ATTN: CUSTOMER SERVICE/REPAIR UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME. For regular mail message, address to P.O. Box 149107; AUSTIN, TX 78714-9107. Please DO NOT skip any of the above steps, and you will be delighted with the service.
As of October 1, 2017: there is a charge of $50 for re-sizing (for all rings older than 1972), $50 for re-furbishing and $50 for replacement of the stone, plus taxes -- plus the $14.95 noted above ...still a pretty good deal! There may be other needs, and Balfour will let you know any charges before proceeding. Do not prepay anything except the return mail charge of $14.95.
If you have questions, call the University of Notre Dame desk at Balfour: 800-996-8636. I spoke with Terry.
John Manion


ND56 CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

Classmates and their spouses have either learned that they "may have some form of Cancer", or must deal with appropriate procedures for Cancer. The ND56 CSG is comprised of folks of a tight demographic make-up. Classmates can make use of the very private and confidential counsel available in the ND56 Cancer Support Group.

SIMPLY CONTACT ONE OF THESE PEOPLE.
John F. Murray -- Lakeridge, VA
( Prostate Cancer survivor; retired attorney)
703/494-2482; jonnel662@verizon.net
Don Gothard - Washington, MI 48094-2683
Prostate Cancer Survivor since 2001
586-786-0035; donlgothard@aol.com
John Manion -- 78402 Silver Sage Dr.
Palm Desert, CA    92211-1348
Diagnosed Prostate Cancer
johndomer56@verizon.com 760-772-6056
R. Lawrence "Larry" Dunworth; Palm Beach, FL
Retired Ophthalmologist 304-529-7801
ND Science Advisory Council 1996-present
email: rldunworth56@frontier.com
 

Cancer Survivors tell of the necessity of getting an annual PSA or mammogram, and immediately using the knowledge and experiences of participation in the ND56 Cancer Support Group. You won't be TOLD that any procedure is better than another, but you can find out what the options are, and what the after-effects for each may be. Cancer research continues, and new procedures are found. But Cancer continues to kill! If you or your spouse is challenged with any form of Cancer, you need not be alone; not for a moment.

Please write John Manion to become a part of the ND56 CSG; state type of Cancer, date and treatment received, your name, address, phone and e-mail address. We send you a copy of the ND56 CSG Update, including your information.

NO information is available to those outside the ND56 CSG.
johndomer56@verizon.net


ND GRADS LISTED BY COMMENCEMENT

From the official commencement files at the University, below are listings of ND graduates for the years 55-58 (you’ll find the majority of ND56 grads in the 1956 Classes) and our kids can be found in the 1975–1987 lists. They are listed by Commencement class, college, degree and alpha. The asterisks denote honors students.

1955-06-05 University of Notre Dame Commencement Program
1955-08-02 University of Notre Dame Commencement Program
1956-06-03 University of Notre Dame Commencement Program
1956-07-31 University of Notre Dame Commencement Program
1957-06-02 University of Notre Dame Commencement Program
1957-08-06 University of Notre Dame Commencement Program
1958-06-01 University of Notre Dame Commencement Program

1975-05-18 University of Notre Dame Commencement Program
1975-08-08 University of Notre Dame Commencement Program
1976-05-16 University of Notre Dame Commencement Program
1976-08-06 University of Notre Dame Commencement Program
1977-05-22 University of Notre Dame Commencement Program
1977-08-05 University of Notre Dame Commencement Program
1978-05-21 University of Notre Dame Commencement Program
1978-08-04 University of Notre Dame Commencement Program
1979-05-19 University of Notre Dame Commencement Program
1979-08-03 University of Notre Dame Commencement Program
1980-05-18 University of Notre Dame Commencement Program
1980-08-08 University of Notre Dame Commencement Program
1981-05-16 University of Notre Dame Commencement Program
1981-08-07 University of Notre Dame Commencement Program
1982-05-16 University of Notre Dame Commencement Program
1982-08-06 University of Notre Dame Commencement Program
1983-05-15 University of Notre Dame Commencement Program
1983-08-05 University of Notre Dame Commencement Program
1984-05-20 University of Notre Dame Commencement Program
1984-08-03 University of Notre Dame Commencement Program
1985-05-19 University of Notre Dame Commencement Program
1985-08-02 University of Notre Dame Commencement Program
1986-05-18 University of Notre Dame Commencement Program
1986-08-01 University of Notre Dame Commencement Program
1987-05-17 University of Notre Dame Commencement Program
1987-07-31 University of Notre Dame Commencement Program



THANK YOU ND 56 CLASSMATES!



REUNION 2006 REPORT

For stories and 100s of photos from Reunion 2006,
please click on the picture to the left.

It will continue to be a work-in-progress as your comments about Reunion 2006 are invited.

It was a glorious weekend of June 1-4, 2006.


WNDU News Editor Bob Simkins scores another scoop

Bob Simkins has donated a copy of the '52-'53 Student Manual which was received at his home in Manitowoc, Wis with a note (printed below) from the University folded inside.

Bob has graciously furnished his copy of the 1952 Student Manual. We have scanned it and if you click on the picture of its cover you can read the manual from cover to cover. Thanks to Bob, now you can prove to your Grandkids that you did indeed have "Morning Check" and evening curfews.

Thanks Bob, and as you used to say at WNDU, "that's the three oh mark for tonight"
Dick Yeager

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME

Notre Dame, Indiana

OFFICE OF PREFECT OF DISCIPLINE

To: Parents of Notre Dame Students

In order that you might have a better understanding of the workings of the University, we are sending the copy of the Student Manual to all parents and guardians of the freshman students at the university. The University Administration believes that the parents can be of untold help to us in encouraging their sons to understand and abide by this Manual. We realize parents of Notre Dame students are our closest aids in achieving the ends and purposes of the University, and in order that we may capitalize on this source of support we believe a full understanding of the University regulations on the part of parents is the best manner to achieve this end.

With best personal regards to you and your family, and with the promise of remembrance in our prayers and Masses, we remain

Sincerely yours,

THE COMMITTEE ON DISCIPLINE
The University of Notre Dame


Freshman Directory

Bob Simkins was gracious enough to give us a copy of the Student Directory for 1952-1953 that he had saved over the years.

That of course was the Freshman year for the class of 1956. We thought it would be fun to extract the information for all those people who had a class year of "1" by their name.

Then we sorted it four different ways.

If you are curious about someone from a particular city you can use the list sorted by
"State, City and Last Name".

If you just want to look up a name use the "Last Name, First Name" list.

There is a list titled "Dorm, Room and Name" which can tell you just who lived on the same dorm floor (or off campus) as you did.

And finally we included a list of "College, Last Name".

Click on the picture of the Directory to enjoy its content.