Notre Dame Class of 1956

Updated August 18, 2018

FEB. 26, 2015

KOREA VET, BARRY "Skip" CARLIN Died in Arizona June 21, 2016

ALthough there was no obituary,
We learned from Mrs. Maureen "Mo" Cavin of the death of her father, Barry "Skip" Carlin on June 21, 2016.
Death was in Chandler, AZ where he had resided for several years.

B.S. Commerce
Chicago, Illinois
Knights of Coillumbus
Varsity Fencing

Robert R Eichelman, age 84, of Estero, FL, was born in Chicago IL, resided in the Northwest suburbs for many years, moving to Florida full time in 2004. He passed away in Hospice on August 9. Bob graduated from St. George HS, Evanston, IL and continued on to receive a BS in Commerce from the University of Notre Dame in 1956, followed by an MBA from Loyola University-Chicago. Bob was married to Ginny (Beninghoff) in 1956 and celebrated more than 61 years of marriage. He was employed by AT&T, formerly Teletype Corporation for 38 years followed by 3 years as a consultant. Bob is survived by his wife, Ginny; daughter Julie Kauffman (Eric); Scott (Catherine); Craig (Mindy); Paul (Laurie) and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Agnes Eichelman, his sister, Jeanne Fougerousse, nephews John Fougerousse and Tim Newquist. Bob enjoyed spending time with family, attending all home ND football games, game watches once having moved to Florida, traveling and bocce ball. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the University of Notre Dame Monogram Club/Fencing.

A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Ike from his ND 56 Classmates. The residence is : Family of Bob Eichelman; c/o Mrs Ginny Eichelman ; 22217 Via Palazzo Place; Estero, Fl 33928.


Patrick R. Jones, Sr., age 83, of Dixon, died Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at Heritage Square in Dixon. He was born October 30, 1934, in Dixon, the son of J. Willard and Elizabeth (Hennessy) Jones.

Pat was a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer for over 50 years in Illinois and was the 3rd generation owner and operator of Jones Funeral Home in Dixon and Amboy. He attended the University of Notre Dame as a Commerce Major, and received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona in 1957. He was also a graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science.

Patrick was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dixon where he had been a lector, and most recently a greeter. He was a member of the Dixon Knights of Columbus Council 690, Past President of Dixon Rotary Club and was a Paul Harris Fellow, Past President of the Dixon Gyro Club, Past President of Dixon Chamber of Commerce, a member of Chamber Ambassadors, and received the Chamber's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998. He had been a member and Past President of Dixon Park District Board of Directors, a member of the Dixon Elks Club, the Dixon Jaycees, the Dixon Petunia Festival Board and was parade chairman. Pat was a member of the KSB Hospital Board of Directors, where he served a 2 year term as Chairman. He was also a member for 48 years of the Board of Directors at Heritage Square. He was also a life long member of the National Funeral Directors and Illinois Funeral Directors Associations and past member of the Northern Illinois Funeral Directors Association. He also was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

Pat enjoyed vacationing at Little Silver Lake in Wild Rose, WI.
Pat married Linda Schaefer in Dixon on March 19, 1999.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother John Jones.
Survivors include his wife; 4 children Patrick R.(Lois) Jones Jr., of Amboy, John W. Jones of Chicago, Michael J. Jones of Washington D.C., and Sarah E. (James) Gorzny of Oregon; 2 step-daughters Jon Lynn (Rich Reedy) Schaefer of Evanston, and Michael Ann Schaefer of Hayward, WI; 6 grandchildren Jordan (Beth) Gorzny, Olivia Gorzny, Cade Gorzny, Brian (Rose) Miller, Christopher Jones, and Carly Jo Grant; 4 great-grandchildren Jaxson and Lilah Gorzny, Derek Miller and Wyatt Hankemeier; 4 sisters Cecelia (Robert)

Jordan of Flossmoor, Nancy (Antone) Eppolito of Fayetteville, NY, Mary (Stanley) Harrison of Milwaukee, WI, and Eleanor (Thomas) Pendergast of Liverpool, NY; 1 brother Dr. David (Connie) Jones of Vista, CA; sister-in-law Dorothy Jones of Springfield, VA; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday July 23, 2018, beginning with a 10:00 AM prayer service at the Jones Funeral Home in Dixon followed by a 10:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dixon, with the Rev. Keith Romke, Pastor, and Rev. James Keenan, concelebrating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon. Visitation will be held on Sunday, from 2:00 until 7:00 PM in the funeral home with the Rosary recited at 7. Memorials have been established to St. Mary School and Heritage Square in Dixon.

A Mass will be celebrated by the Holy Cross priests on the Notre Dame Campus for Pat from his ND56 Classmates.

The family residence: The family of Patrick R. Jones; ? Mrs. Linda Jones, 1668 Overlook Dr.; Dixon, IL 61021.


B.S. in Arch. Engr.
Chicago, Ill
Italian Club
Kampus Keglers
Reno J. Masini, 84, of Glenview, formerly of Morton Grove, beloved husband of Verona for almost 20 years, father of Laura (Matthew) Berrafato and Alipio (Rita). Dear grandfather of Amy Berrafato, Kelly (Donny) Moore, Sara (Kirk) Cagle, and Mark, Paul, and Monica Masini. Fond brother of Don (Kay) of Plymouth, Michigan. Uncle of six nieces and nephews, cherished great grandfather of Liam Patrick Moore. Devoted stepfather of Denise Mattingly and Deborah (Fred) Beuttler.

Reno is pre-deceased by his first wife Rae Masini, nee Cairo who passed away in 1988. Verona has two daughters, Denise Mattingly and Deborah (Fred) Beuttler and five grandchildren, Frederick (Jenna) Beuttler, Nathan (Kelsey) Beuttler, Hans Beuttler, Colleen Mattingly de Larios (Jacobo), and Erin Mattingly and two great-grandsons Dean Mattingly and Benton Beuttler.

Reno was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree Skokie Council #3243. He graduated from Fenwick High School in Oak Park (1952) and the University of Notre Dame (1956) with a degree in Architecture.

Visitation Friday July 20th from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Simkins Funeral Home, 6251 W. Dempster Street, Morton Grove, IL 60053. Funeral from Simkins Funeral Home Saturday, July 21st at 9:15 a.m. to St. Catherine Laboure Church 3535 Thornwood Avenue, Glenview, IL 60025. Mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Alzheimer's Association 8430 W. Bryn Mawr Suite 800 Chicago, IL 60631 www.alzorg or The University of Notre Dame Scholarship Fund 1100 Grace Hall Notre Dame, IN 46556 appreciated. (847) 965-2500.

A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame campus by the Holy Cross priests for Reno from his ND56 Classmates.

The family residence: The Family of Reno J. Masini; c/o Mrs. Verona Masini; 1234 Depot St. - Unit 105; Glenview. IL 60025.

. Robert "Bob" Salvino Died in Scottsdale, AZ 7/10/18

B.S. Commerce
Chicago, Illinois
Varsity Football
Varsity Wrestling
Bob Salvino, 83 years old, devoted husband of 58 years to Carrie, went to the Lord on July 10, 2018 in Scottsdale, AZ. Wonderful father of three, Chris, Cindy (Joe Ojczyk), Rob (Cindy Wilcox). Loving grandfather of Anna, Mia, Carl, Alec, Nicholas, and Kylie. His love and good humor were boundless. Bob was born at the University of Chicago hospital to first generation Italian immigrant parents and grew up in the Chatham neighborhood on the south side of Chicago with his four brothers--Frank, Mark, Raymond and Al. He attended Dixon Elementary and Hirsch High School ('53). In the fall of 1953, Bob began his studies at the University of Notre Dame where he was also a proud Fighting Irishman for the football and wrestling teams. After college, he served in the U.S. Army, spending one year in Massachusetts before being honorably discharged and returning to Chicago. Soon after, he began a long-standing career as a State Farm agent, serving many home and car owners in downtown and on the south side.

He and Carrie moved their family to the historic town of Frankfort in 1971. Bob was the cornerstone of his community and was always willing to lend a hand for a worthy cause. He helped to raise funds to build St. Anthony Catholic Church. He worked with his neighbors to establish the Prestwick Country Club where he served as its second president, held numerous fund raisers for charities, and had more than his share of mulligans. He served as trustee for the village of Frankfort. Bob and Carrie enjoyed traveling both home and abroad. After retirement, he and Carrie spent winters in Naples, Florida and Phoenix, Arizona. Bob loved to golf, to cheer on his beloved Notre Dame Irish sports teams, to make homemade pasta with his kids and grandchildren, and to strike up a conversation with anyone he met. He will be deeply missed. A memorial mass will be held on Tuesday, July 24th at 12:00pm at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Frankfort, IL. Visitation will begin at 11:00am in the vestibule of the church. His ashes will be laid to rest at Cedar Grove Cemetery on the campus of Notre Dame. In lieu of flowers, donations on behalf of Bob can be made to Standing Tall Charitable Foundation

A Mass will be celebrated for Bob on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross priests from his ND56 Classmates. The residence:
The Family of Bob Salvino; c/o Mrs. Carrie Salvino; 570 Aberdeen Rd; Frankfort, IL 60423.


B.S. Commerce
Midlands, Michigan
Marching Band
It is with great sadness that the family of George R. Richards announces his passing on Tuesday June 26, 2018, at the age of 84 years. George will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Jackie and his children, Robin McClay and husband Tyler, Charles Richards and wife Cheryl, and Bart Richards and wife Shelley. George will also be fondly remembered by his six grandchildren, Kimberly, Christopher and wife Anna, Mathison, Corinn, Joshua and Kendall.

"Skip" is remembered as being a loving husband, father and grandfather, a great business attorney, a mentor to his attorney colleagues, a successful investor, a fisherman, a lover of pasty pie, a longtime resident of Miami, Beech Mountain, NC, DeLand and finally a resident in John Knox Village in Orange City. George was born in Midland, MI.

He attended the University of Notre Dame (Commerce '56) where he was a member of the Marching Band. Later George attended law school at the University of Michigan (59). He served in the Navy JAG Corp and then worked at the SEC. He was a securities attorney in Miami for 30 years, most notably as a partner at the law firm of Myers, Kaplan, Kenin, Levinson & Richards, which was among the most prominent in South Florida for many years. A Funeral Service in memory of George will be held on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 10:00 am., at St. Peter Catholic Church in DeLand, FL. 359 W. New York Avenue. A lunch reception will immediately follow the Mass. Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of George to the American Heart Association.

A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross priests for SKIP from his ND56 Classmates. The family address: c/o
Mrs. Jackie Richards; 326 Bellingrath Terrace; Deland, FL 32724-7320

John M. Reynolds of Huntsville, AL Died May 28, 2018

B.S. Commerce
Greenville, South Carolina
Finance Club
John Matthew Reynolds, 84, of Huntsville, died peacefully at home on Monday, May 28, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Greenville, South Carolina to John Matthew and Mary Regina Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds graduated from the University of Notre Dame (Finance ) in 1956 and then served in the U.S. Army stationed in France. After his military service concluded, Mr. Reynolds began his banking career at First National Bank in Memphis, Tennessee. It was at First National Bank that he met his wife Hilda Joyce Beach and they married in 1962.

He retired at age 70 from a successful career in commercial lending. He was a lifelong Catholic and a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. He was predeceased by his parents and sisters Mary Regina Reynolds Tyrrell (Bradenton, Florida) and Catherine Reynolds Manion (Evansville, Indiana). Mr. Reynolds is survived by Hilda Beach Reynolds, his loving wife of 55 years, his three children, Paul (Sarah) Reynolds of Denver, Colorado; Karen (Gil) Nelson of Tallahassee, Florida and Laura (Jonathan) Dennis of Huntsville, his seven grandchildren: Jack, Evan, Ryan, Christopher, Tabitha, Patrick and Regina and his sister, Anne Reynolds Pyron of Destin, Florida.
Mr. Reynolds is best described as a genuine family man who lived his life for his family, always his first priority. He will be missed forever by Hilda, his children and grandchildren who loved him so very much.

The funeral mass will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 5:00pm at Holy Spirit Catholic Church and his final resting place will be at the Columbarium at Good Shepherd Catholic Church. The family address is
The Family of John M. Reynolds; c/o Mrs. Hilda Reynolds, 817 Forrest Heights Dr.S.E.; Huntsville, AL 35802
A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross priests for John from his Notre Dame Classmates.

Edwin Winfield "Big Ed" Spengeman
RESORT Developer died in Palm Beach.

B.B.A. Commerce
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Junior Class; Vice.Pres.
Edwin "Big Ed" Winfield Spengeman, 84, formerly of Hilton Head Island, died May 3, 2018 in Palm Beach, FL. Born in Jersey City, NJ, Ed was the son of the late Edmund Spengeman and Barbara Drake. Ed received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame in 1956. Ed enjoyed an illustrious sales career, beginning at Mobil Oil Corporation as a sales manager, and followed by a lengthy career in real estate, most of it spent on Hilton Head. He moved to Hilton Head in the early 1970's and worked closely with Charles Fraser and others who helped develop Sea Pines and Wexford Plantations into the beautiful places that they are today. Ed and his family were members of Holy Family Catholic Church where he was an active member of the Knights of Columbus. Following the death of his first wife Dorothy, Ed remarried and moved to Boca Raton, FL where he continued his real estate career. Following the death of his second wife, Deanne, Ed moved to Scottsdale, AZ where he worked at Desert Mountain as the real estate sales manager. Ultimately, his travels took him to California, where he continued selling real estate. There, he met and married Carolyn Bryce. After some time in CA, they settled in Palm Beach, FL. To those who knew him, Ed contributed to several causes, including donating money to help build the youth center on Hilton Head. During the summers, you would find Ed and his daughters volunteering at Camp Leo. He enjoyed serving others. Above all else, however, Ed loved the University of Notre Dame, where he established a scholarship in his first wife's name following her death. Ed was an avid member of the Notre Dame Club. Everyone who knew Ed knew that his passion was anything associated with Notre Dame. Ed was predeceased by his parents Edmund Spengeman and Barbara Drake, first wife, Dorothy, his second wife, Deanne, and his son in law James Popp, MD. Ed is survived by his wife Carolyn Bryce of Florida; his three daughters Barbara, Cathy, and Judy; Cathy's husband John, Judy's husband Shawn; and his grandchildren Nicole, Brent, Reed, Kyle, Grant and Noah.

A memorial service will be held on June 16, 2018 at 12:00 noon at Holy Family Church on Hilton Head.

A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Ed — from his ND56 Classmates.

B.S. Elec. Engr.
Tullahoma, Tennessee

VICTOR SHAHAN, age 84, of Tullahoma, Tenn., departed this life Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Life Care Center of Tullahoma following an extended illness. Mr. Shahan was born in Winchester, Tenn., on Nov. 7, 1933, to the late Earl Munford Shahan and Annie Davis Shahan. He attended Tullahoma schools and went on to graduate from the University of Notre Dame and the Carnegie Institute of Technology. Then he served in the United States Air Force. During his lifetime he worked and retired from IBM in Fishkill, New York. He was an active 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus in Wappingers Falls, New York and at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Tullahoma. Mr. Shahan enjoyed being a Boy Scout Leader for many years, as well as, gardening and boating. He was devoted to his grandchildren and large extended family.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Shahan was preceded in death by his brothers; Earl, Louis and James Shahan, sisters; Martha Anderson and Miriam Shahan. He is survived by his wife, Carol Shahan of Tullahoma, sons; Dr. Patrick Shahan and wife Rena of Monument, Colorado, Victor Thomas Shahan, Jr. of Tullahoma, daughters; Marjorie Ann Bowen of Old Orchard Beach, Maine and Teresa Ellen Milliken and husband Andrew of Wappingers Falls, New York. 7 Grandchildren; Dr. Brian Shahan, Dr. Andrew Shahan, Katherine Shahan, Matthew Bowen, McKenzie Bowen, Lindsay Milliken, Alexander Milliken, sister, Sarah Ann Marshall and husband Bill of Huntsville, Alabama, several nieces and nephews.

Services for Mr. Shahan will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, June 4, 2018 at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Tullahoma with visitation to be held from 10:00 A.M. until service time at 11:00, with Father Steven Klasic officiating. Interment will follow in the Winchester Memorial Park with Military honors bestowed.
In Lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to Hospice Compassus at 110 E. Lauderdale Street, Tullahoma, TN 37388.

A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Vic from his ND56.

Classmates. The residence: c/o Mrs. Carol Shahan, 905 Westside Drive; Tullahoma, TN 37686

B.S. Mech. Engr.
Warren, Pennsylvania
Freshman Football
Sam Gerardi Died April 6, 2018 after battle with Leukemia

Following a battle with leukemia, Sam Gerardi passed away Friday afternoon at his home in Redondo Beach, CA.

Sam Gerardi was born on May 21st, 1934 in Warren, Pennsylvania to Minnie Gerardi and Sam Gerardi. Sam attended Notre Dame University, graduating in 1956 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and was part of the 1953 National Championship team.

After graduating, Sam married Geri Aquisto and was father to 5 children: Cathy, Danny, Cynthia, Sam Jr, and Alan.

His professional career began in 1956 as an aeronautical engineer. Sam was a pioneer in the development of rocket engines for the purpose of space exploration. In 1962, he was assigned to NASA's Apollo program.

He was proud to be a volunteer coach under Ara Parseghian, and was also a board member and eventually the president of the Los Angeles ND club.

The photo shows Sam with ND56 Classmate Gene O’Connor, retired Legal Officer for the NFL.

He was instrumental in the implementation of the scholarship fund. Sam continued his charitable acts with student athletes across the country, and was loved and respected by family and peers alike.

Services on April 24 at 10 AM at St. James Church, 415VincentSt. RedondoBeach, CA. A reception will follow.

The funeral Mass for Sam will be at the Basilica of Notre Dame at 9:30 on May 16. Internment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery on Campus; Father Jerry Knoll, CSC Chaplain for the ND Class of 1956 will officiate. A reception will be at Morris Inn.

For those travelling to South Bend for the May 16 services, the Waterford Estates has a block of rooms in the Gerardi name for $64/ night. Waterford phone number is (574) 272-5220.

A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Sam from his Notre Dame Classmates.

The family residence: Family of Sam Gerardi; 505 So. Broadway - Unit B; Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

William B. "Bill" McManus Passed Away 3/7/18 in Naperville

B.S. Chem. Engr.
West Field, New Jersey
Technical Review
William Bernard "Bill" McManus, 83, a resident of Naperville, IL since 1972, passed away peacefully at home on March 7, 2018, surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by parents, Josephine and Bernard McManus and brother, Robert McManus. Survived by his wife of 58 years, Margaret Elaine (nee Schaeffer) McManus of Naperville and six children: Mary Ellen Howard (Brad) of Gilbert, AZ; Nancy McManus of Scottsdale, AZ; William M. McManus (Lisa) of Frisco, TX; , Maureen Reinert (Thomas) of Austin, TX; Monica Stegman (David) of Naperville, IL; and, Joseph McManus of Naperville, IL. He also leaves behind seven adoring grandchildren: Tyler Reinert, Austin and Ashlyn Howard, Maggie and Jacob Stegman, Ella and Molly McManus.

Bill was born August 11, 1934 in Jersey City, NJ and was a 1952 graduate of Holy Trinity High School in Westfield, NJ. He was a 1956 graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a degree in chemical engineering.

Bill served in the U.S. Army from May 21, 1957 to May 20, 1959 in the Army Chemical Corps, the branch of the Army tasked with defending against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons. He joined United States Gypsum (USG) in 1959 and worked in various positions for 37 years before retiring in 1996 as Executive Vice President and COO of USG Interiors. Having served as President of the Naperville Noon Lions Club, Bill was instrumental in the development of the Naperville Turkey Trot. He served as a communion minister at St. Margaret Mary Parish.

A life- long Golden Domer and proud member of the Notre Dame Club, Bill loved his Fighting Irish. He treasured his faith, family, service to others, and friends. Visitation Sunday, March 11, 2018, 2:00-7:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, March 12, 10:00 AM at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 1450 Green Trails Dr., Naperville. Interment: Private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Naperville Noon Lions Foundation, P.O. Box 282, Naperville, IL 60566, (630) 364-3922,

A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Bill from his ND56 Classmates.

The residence: Mrs. Margaret Elaine McManus, 1303 Hunter Circle; Naperville, IL 60540-8382.

James Gerard Ochs Died 3/21/18 in Speedway, IN

B.S. Arch.
Evansville, Indiana
Beaux Arts Ball: Co-Chairman
Kampus Keglers
James Gerard Ochs, Speedway,IN - 85, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2018. He was born in Milwaukee, WI. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1956. As an architect, he was involved in several major local projects, most notably the Power & Light Building. He served several years on USAC at the IMS. He was a member of St. Christopher's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was a cofounder of the Speedway Booster Club, member & former President of Speedway Lions Club, and a member of the Speedway Chamber of Commerce. He proudly served the Speedway Community as Police Commissioner for 24 years. Preceded in death by wife, Carol Ochs and son, Greg Ochs; he is survived by his children, Tracey Stanton, Jennifer Tooker, Mark Ochs, Matthew Ochs, and Margaret Zore; 16 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4-8pm on Monday, April 2nd at Flanner Buchanan-Speedway. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, April 3rd at St. Christopher Catholic Church. Interment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Evansville, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. .

A Mass will be celebrated by the Holy Cross Priests on the Notre Dame Campus for Jim from his ND56 Classmates. The residence is 5504West 29th Pl.; Speedway, IN 46224. Please visit Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Mar. 25, 2018


B.S. Commerce
Chicago, Illinois
Fencing Team
Knights of Columbus
Monogram Club
Donald G.(TADROWSKI) Todd, 75, of Lake Geneva and Delavan, WI, formerly Chicago; died Tuesday Sept. 21, 2010.

Father of Paul (Karen) Todd, Dawn (Bob) Boyd and the late David Todd; grandfather of Melissa and Jessica Todd; brother of the late Fredrick Tadrowski. DON was one of the top fencers in ND’s NCAA competition.

Gathering of friends Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010 from 12 until 4 p.m. at Haase-Derrick-Lockwood Funeral Home and Crematory , 800 Park Dr. Lake Geneva, WI.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to: American Diabetes Association.

Information: 262-248-2031.


Norm DiDonato faced his most daunting challenge as a structural engineer right after he graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a civil engineering degree in 1956.
Assigned by the Army to the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project, which managed nuclear weapons, he worked with a group of engineers in the Pentagon.
“They designed bridge structures to withstand atomic bomb blasts,” his son, John, said. “He said he felt pretty lucky that he didn’t have to go out when they tested the bombs.”
Mr. DiDonato, who went on to head the local engineering and architecture firm DiDonato Associates for many years, died Monday in his Getzville home after a brief struggle with cancer. He was 84.
Born in Greenville, Pa., Norman Michael DiDonato was the son of Italian immigrants. After the Army, he worked in Youngstown, Ohio, with the Edward J. DeBartolo Corp., a leading developer of suburban plazas and shopping malls.
Two friends from Greenville, Al Stangel and Bob Mariacher, invited him to Buffalo in 1964 to work in their commercial development company.
The following year, he joined with Al Weber and James Renaldo to form Weber, DiDonato & Renaldo, an engineering and architecture firm.
“The firm did a lot of highway and bridge work,” his son said, “and it did architectural work, too, because it always came in the door.”
As a structural engineer, Mr. DiDonato “would make the building stand up,” his son noted. “He wasn’t the architect that would make it look pretty.”
On their signature projects, Erie Basin Marina and the Buffalo Convention Center, Renaldo did the architectural design, while Mr. DiDonato designed the infrastructure.
After the company became DiDonato Associates in 1989, projects included Try-It Distributing headquarters in Lancaster, improvements at Buffalo Niagara International Airport and the design for returning auto traffic to Main Street in downtown Buffalo.
The company won awards from the American Institute of Architects and the American Public Works Association. It was named among the Buffalo Business First Best Places to Work in 2006 and The Buffalo News Top Places to Work in 2015.
“It boils down to being a family business,” said his son, who now is president of the company. “It’s more laid back, relaxed. My father would talk to everybody.”
Semi-retired in recent years, he continued to visit the office regularly and attend industry events, especially golf outings.
He was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers and Lancaster Country Club.
He was honored in 2014 when Mayor Byron W. Brown proclaimed Norman DiDonato Day.
He was especially proud of the landscaped yard and garden he created. He spent winters in Naples, Fla.
Survivors also include his wife of 60 years, the former Janet M. Eisler; two daughters, Toni and Jody Bustamante; a brother, Robert; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:45 a.m. Saturday in St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1700 North French Road, Getzville.
A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Norm from his ND56 Classmates. Condolences may be sent to the family: c/o Mrs. Janet DiDonato; ONE Blue Ridge Court; Getzville, NY 14068.


B.S. Commerce
Chicago, Illinois
Varsity Baseball
William John Teschke, 83 , passed away peacefully on Monday February 5 2018 at his home in Mesa Arizona. He is preceded in death by his wife Ruthanne Teschke and his parents John Edward And Francis Anne Teschke.

Bill was born in Chicago Illinois on February 19 1934. Bill graduated from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend Indiana in 1956 with a degree in Finance. He then chose to serve his country by becoming a commissioned officer in the United States Navy from October 1956 thru March 1960 Achieving the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. After active duty he still continued in the reserves until October 1962 when he was honorably discharged. He was stationed in Newport Rhode Island. Bill was a Cubs baseball fan for all his years and never missed a Saturday Notre Dame football game to cheer on the Fighting Irish! Golfing was his favorite sport to play and he did so for many years into his retirement! He enjoyed watching sports and movies. He loved the family gatherings and spoiling his children and especially his grandchildren!

Bill is survived by his Children Stephen Teschke, Catherine “Cate” (Ted) Johnson and Suzanne “Suzy” Teschke as well as grandchildren Amanda Johnson, Sarah (Trevor) McLaughlin, Malia Teschke, Mikala Teschke and Ryan Teschke. He will be missed by all.

There will be a church service at 10 am at Queen of Peace Catholic Church , 141 N Macdonald drive , Mesa, Az and gravesite military service at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, 1562 E. Baseline road, Mesa, Az.

A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Bill from his ND56 Classmates.

In Lieu of flowers the family asks for a donation to the American Cancer Society in Bill’s Name.

DR. BILL BELLIS, DIED JAN. 23, 2018 IN Munich Germany

Bachelor of Arts
Pensacola, Florida
Deans List
University Theatre
We had a Notre Dame Man in our midst here in Munich, and he left us for his eternal reward on Tuesday evening, January 23rd. His name was Bill Bellis, Class of 1956, and he lived a life inspired by Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters, and specifically the syllabus of Frank O'Malley.

To that end, I think that you would enjoy the story of Sunday's impromptu celebration of Bill's life. I've included a picture of an event I've come to call his "last class", and the description of the event is included below.

Best Regards,
Matt Foley
B.A. '96, B.S.E.E. '96

Celebrating a life well-read

Today I had the pleasure of experiencing something of a Notre Dame Moment.

We've been members, albeit with a less-than-perfect attendance record, of an English-speaking Catholic community here in Munich since we arrived 8 years ago. It's called St. John Berchmans, and it is a bit of an academic community, largely because it is hosted by the Jesuits who run the Hochschule for Philosophie next to Munich's Englischer Garten. The congregation is a mix. On the one hand, there is a core group of English-speakers who, like us, came to Munich and stayed; on the other hand we have a larger group made up of an ever-changing cast of transient expats who happen to be Catholic and English-speaking. The split is probably 40/60 stable/transient.

One of the long-standing members of the community was Dr. Bill Bellis, an irascible academic from Notre Dame who had taught English, French and God-knows-what-else in an extended career spanning American university overseas extension programs, military assignments (he taught on ships, for example), as well as assignments in some of the local German, French, and Spanish high schools and colleges. He spent his professional life overseas, although from his perspective he really didn’t travel all that much, and by the time I got to know him he was largely parked in Munich, debating all of us about everything from moral theology to the ascendancy of Donald Trump at the post-Mass coffee hours.

Bill was tough to get to know in a comprehensive way. He was a deeply faithful man, but everyone who knew him only knew a slice of his personality. With me, he spoke a lot about history, as well as his time at Notre Dame, and the characters he remembered from his time there in the 50s and later. With others, he talked politics, race, religion, history, and really anything and everything under the sun. But the one thing he shared with everyone was this: a love of reading.

Books, books, and more books. Bill had a bibliography of relevant material on every conceivable subject, sometimes in multiple languages. It appeared to us as though his life’s work was the dissemination of knowledge through personal book lending, and he saw us as his target audience … he brought 3-4 books to Mass every week, and he simply loved the discussions they engendered about the mostly highbrow, wildly varied topics that he enjoyed. All of us in the congregation have books that Bill dropped on us from time to time. We will always treasure them, because Bill took great care to select specific books for specific people on specific topics at specific times. There was a method to that madness, and while it wasn’t always apparent when he came up to you and said “you need to read this”, looking back it is reasonably clear: Bill was our professor of life, and as any good professor would do, he created a challenging reading list that we needed to conquer in order to be sufficiently informed.

Where did he get such a notion that life could be scripted in such a way? As it turns out, probably at Notre Dame. Bill died in late January, and he was buried in Munich about 10 days ago. We’ve been celebrating his life at the intervening services, and today we finally had the event we had all been waiting for: the book sale.

Bill lived alone in a small apartment, but I doubt he viewed it that way, because in reality he lived amongst over 3000 books. Yes, 3000 and counting. They were his constant companions, and he cared deeply about the knowledge that they contained. He saw it as his mission to get that knowledge into the right students at the right time. Today the entire collection was made available to us in a sprawling, yet dense collection that filled an entire classroom, and as I was perusing the titles, it hit me: Bill spent much of his life filling out and extending Frank O’Malley’s famous syllabus, and, indeed, given his bookish, bachlelor habits, maybe O’Malley’s way of life itself. Today I bought 20 books, including titles from Graham Greene, G. K. Chesterton, Cardinal Newman, and T. S. Eliot; along with other widely varied works, like the autobiography of Frederick Douglass, and some works by Kipling, Shaw, Saul Bellow, and Hunter S. Thompson. Overall the congregation and friends probably bought 1000 books. I doubt many of us had ever bought as many books at one estate sale before … I know I had not.

It is profoundly fitting that our final memory of Bill’s expansive, inquisitive genius was in a classroom, and that the classroom was filled - literally - with the books that contained the knowledge he loved. In a very real sense, we were the students at his final class.

And while he’s in heaven now, I am certain that he’s looking down at me, snickering at Father Hesburgh when this more modern Domer doesn’t address him with a benediction in Latin.

But, nonetheless, Rest In Peace Bill. We didn’t know what we had until you were gone.

THOMAS E. ABRAMS of Largo FL died 11/5/17 In Clearwater

B.S. Commerce
Harrison, New York
THOMAS E. ABRAMS 82, of Largo, FL, passed away Nov. 5, 2017 at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater.
Born Dec. 8, 1934, the eldest child of parents, Melvin and Dorothy Abrams, in New York City. He is survived by his ex-wife, Violet; and children, Dennis, Maureen, and Matthew; and several grandchildren. Preceded in death by his son, Brian; his parents, and sister Jane, who died on the same day in November, fifty-seven years earlier. Also survived by siblings, Richard, Betty, James, and John. Tom graduated from Iona Prep in New Rochelle, NY and attended the University of Notre Dame and Syracuse University. He proudly served four years as an officer in the US Navy and spent his professional career as an accountant. For most of his married life Tom resided in Fayetteville, NY, before moving to Largo twenty years ago. In Largo he volunteered his accounting skills on behalf of his condominium resident's association. He was a parishioner at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Clearwater. Tom loved playing golf and tennis with friends, and visiting the beaches of the Sunshine State. He was an ardent supporter of Notre Dame football and enjoyed joking he once roomed with celebrated football star Paul Horning while attending Notre Dame. Tom's lighthearted humor will be greatly missed. His ashes will be placed in the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

A memorial service to celebrate Tom's life will be held at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Clearwater, Dec. 7, 2017 at 11 am.

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Tom from his ND56 Classmates.
Condolences may be sent to his son Dennis Abrams: 2342 Rookery Way; Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455

JOHN A. "JACK” SCHENKEL Died 11/9/17 in Ft. Wayne

B.S. Commerce
Fort Wayne, Indiana
JOHN A. "JACK" SCHENKEL, 83, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late William F. and Georgia R. Schenkel. He went to Central Catholic High School, and graduated from the University of Notre Dame. He started Shawnee Construction in 1968. Jack was past president of the Fort Wayne Notre Dame Club and was also its Man of the Year. He was one of the founders and principal of the CCD program at St. Charles Borromeo Parish and served on numerous non-profit boards of directors such as West Central Neighborhood, Boys and Girls Club and others. He was also a member of the Downtown Rotary Club, Knights of Columbus, and Sertoma. Jack is survived by his wife of 62 years, Margaret; sons, John (Tammie) Schenkel, Jr., Dan (Susie) Schenkel of Colorado, Matt (Susan) Schenkel, David (Lisa) Schenkel; daughters, Judy (Jim) Bridges of Big Long Lake, Susan Schenkel Logan, Elizabeth (Kirk) Parker of Colorado; and brother, Don (Caroline) Schenkel; sister, Sally Eckrich; and 41 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Jack was also preceded in death by his siblings, Art Schenkel, Jim Schenkel; and grandchildren, Theresa Marie Logan and Charlie Schenkel. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, 1515 Barthold, with calling one hour prior. Visitation also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday Nov. 13, 2017 at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial contributions may be made to Most Precious Blood Catholic Church or the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne. To sign the online guestbook, visit
A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross Priest for Jack from his ND56 Classmates.
Residence: The Family of John A. Schenkel; c/o Mrs. Margaret Schenkel; 7701 Opportunity Dr; Ft. Wayne, IN 46825-3365.

Ronald J. Bytner Died in SOUTH BEND, INDIANA 12/11/17

SOUTH BEND - Ronald J. Bytner, 87, loving husband, selfless father and nurturing grandfather, passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Signature Healthcare of South Bend. He was born on March 27, 1930 in South Bend, to John and Gloria (Bolke) Bytner, both whom preceded him in death.

On April 23, 1960 in the Bronx, NY, Ron married the former Marie Andreetti, who survives. Ron is also survived by his dear daughter, Jean M. Zappia of Granger, IN; his dear son, Daniel A. Bytner of South Bend; three beloved grandchildren, Mario Zappia, Jr., John Zappia, and Anna Zappia; his dear brother and wife, David and Ava Bytner; along with dear nieces and nephew, Brianna, Jim, and Ann Marie. In addition to his parents, Ron is preceded in death by his dear brother, Jack Bytner.

Ron served honorably in the U.S. Army in the early 1950s. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1956. He spent much of his career as a writer and editor in New York City and Chicago. In 1973, the American Business Press (A.B.P.) honored Ron with its Jesse H. Neal Editorial Achievement Award, the A.B.P.'s highest award for a breaking news story.

In accordance with Ron's wishes, no services will be held. Palmer Funeral Home—Hickey Chapel and Southlawn Cremation Services are assisting the family with arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Ron may be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital,
262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or organizations of the donor's choice which support children at need: local child abuse prevention agencies, local right-to-life organizations, and local food banks for impoverished families.

A MASS will be celebrated at Notre Dame by the Holy Cross priests for Ron from his ND56 Classmates.
Residence: c/o Mrs. Marie Bytner, 18252 Courtland Dr.; South Bend, IN 46637-6015.

WALTER T. WOLF Died 12/14/17 Cherry Hill, NJ

Of Cherry Hill, formerly of Haddonfield, NJ - On Dec. 14, 2017, age 83, of Cherry Hill, former long-time Haddonfield resident, beloved husband of Adrienne (nee Chapleau); Loving father of Christopher of Palmyra, NJ, Paul of London, Eng., Martin (Gail) of Albuquerque, NM, Peter (Prudence) of Jersey City, NJ, Louis (Kari) of New Orleans, LA, Michael (Julie) of Seattle, WA, Matthew (Rita) of Phila., PA, Mary Claire (Juan) of Haddonfield, NJ and Geoffrey (Kristen) of Seattle, WA; Cherished grandfather of Christine, Kevin, Sophie, Emma, Chloe, Nicolas, Eric & Simone and dear brother of Mary Jean & William.

Mr. Wolf attended St. Rose of Lima in Haddon Hts., St. Joe's Prep in Phila. and graduated from Univ. of Notre Dame with dual degrees in Law & Engineering. After time spent in the Army as a lieutenant, he practiced law for over 50 years. Mr. Wolf was a national champion sailor, a member of The Haddon Field Club and Tavistock Country Club.

Mr. Wolf's family and Friends are invited to his Memorial Mass on Thursday, Dec. 28th, 11 AM, at Christ the King Church, 200 Windsor Ave., Haddonfield, NJ. His family will receive friends following the Mass. Interment, private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Wolf's honor to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Dr., Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053. A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame campus by the Holy Cross priests for Walt from his ND56 Classmates.

Residence: c/o Mrs. Adrienne Wolf; 264 Uxbridge Road; Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

GEORGE H. MILLER JR. Died in Little Falls, NJ Oct. 15, 2017

George H. Miller Jr. A man of great faith, proud Irishman, founding president of Montclair Lacrosse &&Club George H. Miller Jr., 84, of Montclair, N.J., passed on Oct. 15, 2017. His wake will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Hugh M. Moriarty Funeral Home, 76 Park St., Montclair. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Cassian's Church, 187 Bellevue Ave., Montclair. Interment will be at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, 712 Grove St., Upper Montclair, N.J. 07043. Born in Newark, N.J., on Aug. 21, 1933, George was the son of George H. Miller Sr. and Anne Twyman. George was the brother of Joan Leister and David K. Miller. "Big George," as he was known to his many friends, was a graduate of Delbarton Prep School and was one of the "Fighting Irish," having attended Notre Dame University. He was a man that was very involved in his faith, being a Eucharistic minister and commentator at Immaculate Conception Church; he was currently attending St. Cassian's Church. Among his many contributions to the community, George served as Grand Knight of the Order of the Knights of Columbus at Immaculate, where he had served the group for over 40 years. George was also a contributing member of the Mercier Club, the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, and several other civic groups. He had been recognized as Irishman of the Year, Knight of the Year, recipient of the Gill Gibbs memorial award and many other honors. In business, George ran the George Miller Insurance Company in Montclair for many years, and still worked with Merwin & Paolazzi Insurance Inc. George was well known for his clever wit and gregarious nature and was usually found behind the podium as the MC for numerous charitable events and business functions. George was the father of 14 children: Marilyn, Lizbeth, George H. III (deceased), Gregory, David, Mary Gay, Colleen, Kerry, Michael, Suzanne, Charles (CJ), Erika, Patricia and Kaitlin. He also leaves behind 28 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was the greatest fan of all his children and their many sporting and cultural activities and was especially proud of being founding president of the Montclair Lacrosse Club. George, above all, loved his family and was a man of great faith, who may best be remembered for his endless humor and not being a man of few words. In lieu of flowers, the family recommends making a contribution to Montclair KOC, Council 1277, 41 Watchung Plaza, Montclair, N.J. 07042. A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross priests for George from his ND56 Classmates. The family address c/o the family of George H. Miller, 181 Long Hill Rd. — Apt.9-9; Little Falls, NJ 07424-2020.

Rev. Thomas Chambers, former Our Lady of Holy Cross president, died

The Rev. Thomas Chambers, C.S.C., who led a turnaround of Our Lady of Holy Cross College as its president for 16 years and continued his local ministry through the Willwoods Community and WLAE-TV, died Tuesday. He was 83.

Chambers died at a nursing facility run by the Congregation of Holy Cross at the University of Notre Dame, where he had relocated last fall, according to Ron Yager, general manager of WLAE and chief operating officer of Willwoods Community.

Chambers had served as president of Willwoods, which co-owns WLAE with Louisiana Public Broadcasting, since 2003.

“He was a wonderful man, truly one of the kindest men I ever met,” Yager said Wednesday. “He was a man for others who loved others and loved being a priest and loved serving the Lord in many different ways through his ministry.”

Chambers joined the nonprofit’s leadership team after 16 years as president of Our Lady of Holy Cross College, the Algiers institution which in 2016 was renamed the University of Holy Cross.

According to a 2003 Times-Picayune article marking his retirement, when Chambers came to Holy Cross in 1987, the school of just 615 students was more than $1 million in debt. When he retired, the institution had a $9 million endowment and enrollment near 1,400.

One of his first priorities when he joined the college was to secure lower interest rates on the school’s existing debt and lead a strong fundraising effort. With the metro New Orleans economy in a slump at the time, Chambers looked to out of state donors and was able to successful balance the college’s budget without increasing tuition. He was also able to provide full salaries and benefits for the Marianite nuns who had worked for small stipends at the college, which was first established by their religious order in 1916 in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward. It has been located in Algiers since 1947.

"Father Chambers is doing for Holy Cross what Lee Iaccoca did for Chrysler," said Irwin Gitz in a 1989 article. Gitz was at the time a member of the college's board of regents.

As president, Chambers also set out to attract more students, establish endowed scholarship funds and raise money for capital improvements, including an expanded library. His leadership also served to enhance the school’s educational offerings, including its well-regarded nursing program.

As a licensed marriage and family therapist and professional counselor, Chambers was well- liked by students and faculty. Friends said his calming presence also had an impact on the community, with his door often open and students and instructors encouraged to stop in to talk.

Chambers served on the boards of many nonprofit and educational institutions here and across the country and also lent his support to community groups such as Jefferson Dollars for Scholars, United Way and the West Bank Area Council of the New Orleans Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to his appointment in New Orleans, he was Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Ursuline College of Cleveland, Ohio for 11 years. Born in Cleveland, he earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Notre Dame and earned advanced degrees from Holy Cross College in Washington, D.C. and Harvard University. He had also served as vice president for student affairs at the University of Notre Dame.

After stepping down at Our Lady of Holy Cross, he became president of WLAE-TV and LAE Productions in 2007. The station was founded by Archbishop Philip Hannan and observers said Chambers shared Hannan’s passion for the television station’s mission as a public broadcaster with a religious and inspirational mission.

“Anything we ever needed, we were bound to get it,” Yager said. “Particularly after Hurricane Katrina, when the needs were greater, he worked to help get our station up and running, taking care of the financial and insurance needs that came with that.”

In addition to WLAE, Willwoods, which was founded in 1978, also oversees counseling programs for married couples and offers senior housing and affordable housing programs.

A funeral Mass will be said at 11 a.m. Jan. 12 at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 1025 Napoleon Ave. Funeral services are also planned in South Bend, Indiana. A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Fr. Tom from his ND56 classmates.

Please address condolences to Fr. Tom’s sister: The family of Father Tom Chambers, CSC; c/o Ms. Helene Chambers (Sister in Law) 26300 Village Lane, Apt. 410; Beachwood, OH 44122-8520; 216-342-4370;

Rev. Thomas E. Chambers, C.S.C. DIED in Holy Cross House at Notre Dame 1-2-18

NOTRE DAME - Rev. Thomas E. Chambers, C.S.C., 83, died at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, IN on January 2, 2018.

He was born on August 1, 1934 in Cleveland, Ohio to James Clyde and Mary Malone Chambers. He attended Gesu Elementary School, and graduated from Cleveland Heights High School in 1952. He was received into the Congregation of Holy Cross on August 15, 1954, and entered Sacred Heart Novitiate in Jordan, MN. Fr. Chambers took his First Vows on August 16, 1955, and then transferred back to Notre Dame for his college education in philosophy at Moreau Seminary. He finished his undergraduate degree in 1957, and took his Final Vows on August 16, 1958. He earned his MA in Theology at Holy Cross College in Washington, D.C, and was ordained a Holy Cross Priest on June 7, 1961. Fr. Chambers continued his studies after his Ordination at Notre Dame and earned a master's degree in education in 1962, and then a doctorate in the same discipline in 1976.

In 1962, he taught for a year at Notre Dame High School for Boys in Niles, IL. He returned to the University of Notre Dame in 1963 to pursue his doctorate, and at the same time he served as an Associate Vocations Director, and then later as Director of Student Residence. In the final year of his doctoral studies, he served as Chaplain at St. Joseph High School in South Bend, IN. From 1975 to 1986 he was Vice President of Academic Affairs at Ursuline College in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1987, he moved to New Orleans, LA to serve as President of Our Lady of Holy Cross College for the next 16 years. In 2003, Fr. Chambers became President of the Willwoods Community, a non-profit organization that provides affordable housing for the elderly, and in 2007, while still serving at Willwoods, he became President of WLAE/TV and LAE Productions. He was assigned to Holy Cross House in the fall of 2017.

Preceding him in death are his parents, James Clyde and Mary Chambers; his brothers, Dr. James and John; and his sister-in-law, Virginia. He is survived by his brother, Joseph (Clyde); his sister-in-law, Helene, 15 nieces and nephews, and 34 great-nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., with a Wake Service at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Moreau Seminary, Notre Dame, IN. The Funeral Mass will be at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of the University of Notre Dame on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in the community cemetery at Notre Dame. Arrangements will be handled by Kaniewski Funeral Home in South Bend, IN.

Memorial contributions in support of the mission and ministries of the Congregation of Holy Cross may be made to: United States Province of Priests and Brothers, Office of Development, P.O. Box 765, Notre Dame, IN 46556-0765

Bachelor of Arts
Deadwood South Dakota

Croghan — Leland A. died suddenly on May 21, 2017.

Lee was predeceased by his partner, Phil DiMaggio.

He was Professor Emeritus at Brooklyn College, an actor, Shakespearian scholar and painter.

Lee hailed from Deadwood, SD and graduated with us in 1956, later taking an MA in fine arts from Yale Drama School.

He was a retired professor of speech and drama a Brooklyn College, making homes in New York City and Newport, VT.

I saw him last in 2015. He appeared frail but was still great company.

The executor of his estate is Rick Hostnik at

Donations my be made in Lee’s name to NEKCA Food Shelf; P.O. Box 346; 70 Main St; Newport, VT 05855.

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus for Lee by the Holy Cross priests from his ND56 Classmates.

VALENTINE SPIEGEL (Age 92) DIED 12/21/17; Brother of JOE SPIEGEL

On Thursday, December 21, 2017, of Bethesda, MD. Val is survived by his daughters, Ursula Gillis (Tom), Isolde Spiegel (Charlie Whitmore), and Anna Halpin (Peter); nine grandchildren; a brother, Joseph Spiegel, and a sister, Mary Hall. He is preceded in death by his wife, Norma Danis Spiegel. A nuclear physicist, Val retired from the National Bureau of Standards (NIST) in 1980. Lector at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, active member of Mohican Swimming Pool for many years. PhD in Physics, Notre Dame University 1956, BA Physics, CUA 1950. US Army 42nd Rainbow Division. Wounded in action in 1945, recipient of two Purple Hearts. Val enjoyed red wine, classical music and the outdoors: camping, hiking, canoeing, rock climbing, and skiing. He treasured time with family and friends, and enjoyed traveling with Norma after retirement. Family and friends will be received at PUMPHREY'S BETHESDA-CHEVY CHASE FUNERAL HOME, 7557 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814, on Thursday, December 28 from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 6900 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20817 on Friday, December 29 at 10 a.m. Interment following at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Val from his ND56 Classmates. Joe Spiegel’s address for condolence messages is: 299 Maloney Rd; Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.


Bachelor of Science
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dr. Connell James Trimber, MD 83, of Alexandria, VA died on December 18, 2017 at Woodbine Nursing Home. “Connie” is predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Mary Anne Trimber and survived by his 9 children: Connell J. Trimber, Jr., Paul F. Trimber, Maureen T. Trimber, Margaret M. Loftus (Don), Cecelia M. Gilliam (Mike), Richard F. Trimber (Jane), Sean E. Trimber (Heather), Dorothy M. Bryant (Chris) and Mary Anne Ridling (Jon); 26 grandchildren; and brother, Eugene “Skip” Trimber (Mary). Dr. Trimber was a member of the Belle Haven Country Club, Knight of Holy Sepulchre, Past Member of the Virginia Board of Medicine, Past President of Alexandria Host Lions Club, President of the Board of Regents for Ascension Academy and a Board Member of Virginia to Prevent Blindness. First in his family to attend college, Connie graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1956, Jefferson Medical College in 1960, served as a LT in the US Navy and received a Masters in Surgery from Georgetown University in 1968. He was on staff at Inova Alexandria, Fairfax and Mt. Vernon Hospital and in Private Practice in Alexandria from 1968 – 2009.

Dr. Trimber’s dedication to his faith, family and medical practice caused him to rise every morning at 5:30, and after 6:30 mass, arrive his first patient appointment at 7am – except for Thursdays – that day was reserved for his favorite part of work: performing eye surgeries.

Dr. Trimber cared for all patients no matter their ability to pay and throughout the years Connie brought home an enviable collection of gifts and treats from patients in his care that would knit a quilt or bake a cake as payment.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday December 27, 2017 at Cunningham Turch Funeral Home, 811 Cameron St., Alexandria, VA 22314. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30am on Thursday December 28, 2017 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 309 S. Royal St., Alexandria, VA 22314.

“Every day is Christmas and I’m happy to be here.”

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Connie from his ND56 Classmates.


FRANK Joseph PHELAN, a native of Albany NY, passed away peacefully November 1, 2017, in Tampa, FL. He will be remembered for his deep faith in God, his strength in body and spirit, his charisma, and his ability to connect with people and others to one another. Lt. Col. Phelan was born in Albany, NY, the fifth child of seven, to Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Phelan September 10, 1934. He married Gayle Marie Jones November 18, 1961. They were the proud parents of eight daughters. He was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather. He dedicated his time and talents to his family and his community. During his 28 year tenure with the US Army, he was stationed in exotic venues near and far including; Sydney, Australia, and Fort Leavenworth, KS. He was a true patriot and veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and was awarded amongst others, the Bronze Star and Purple Hearts. Lt. Col. Phelan is survived by his wife of 55 years; his eight daughters and their husbands; his 14 grandchildren; two sisters; and one brother. Funeral services will be held at 10 am, November 6, at St. Paul Catholic Church, Tampa, FL. He will be buried at Bay Pines National Cemetery, St. Petersburg, FL. Arrangements by Blount & Curry Funeral Home Carrollwood. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute or the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation benefiting families transitioning from war and traumatic events.
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for the repose of Frank’s soul — from his ND56 Classmates.
The family residence is 13626 Greenfield Dr. #506; Tampa, FL 33618

Bachelor of Science
Wahington, D.C.
Air Cadet Club
Ralph Fickling died May 25, 2017;

Living in Rio de Janeiro on the beach of Ipanema.

I am his niece, Tina Smith, and I am just going through his emails.

He was living in Rio de Janeiro on the beach of Ipanema.

He loved Rio. There will be no obit. My phone is 240-535-0605

I am in Texas visiting my daughter for the Thanksgiving holidays. I am attaching what is known as a death certificate in Brazil for non-citizens.

If you can not open it for some reason, I will be happy to re-scan it when I get back to Maryland in Dec. On the certificate, I am listed as Kristina Glaude Smith.

Hope you were able to enjoy time with your family this holiday season.
Thank you for reaching out to me.


After 83 years of living big and loud, David J. Davin passed away peacefully on November 8, 2017 surrounded by his best girls. Dave was born on July 15, 1934, in Rochester, NY to Harold and Anna Davin and from that moment on was a force of nature beyond compare. While a New York man at heart (with a heart the size of New York), Dave transferred his allegiance to the Hoosier State, where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Notre Dame in 1956. After graduation, he married the love of his life, Mary Katherine "Kay" Griffin, whom he affectionately referred to as 'The Dragon Lady.' Shortly following their December 27, 1956 nuptials Dave went on to serve as a Lieutenant Junior Grade in the United States Navy and then in the United States Naval Reserve until 1970. He lived and worked in various locations over the years, Rochester, Horseheads & Palmyra NY, Portland, OR, Sahuarita, AZ and most recently Bellingham, WA; but of all the places he went, one thing remained true, home was wherever his family was. Dave loved Dungeness crab "Dungies" swimming in butter, boating in the San Juans, RVing around the country, Peanut M&Ms, the Red Sox, tall blondes, glazed donuts, the Green Bay Packers and vodka, not necessarily in that order. He hated Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Donald Trump, Fox News and hypocrites, not necessarily in that order. He was a master salesman who perfected the art of selling ice to Eskimos. When it came to the sales business, he was the best and loved doing it. Dave loved to tell stories and he was generous with his heart, his time and whatever money he had left. He loved to bartend at any and all parties and once you told him your drink, he never forgot it. Dave was a hero and friend to his five children: Kevin, Dennis, Anne, John and Kara. Nothing made him happier, except when Notre Dame was winning, than spending time with his family. When Dave left for his next party in the sky, he left behind his wife Kay Davin; sons Kevin Davin his partner Bambi Sorenson, and John Davin and his wife Joy; daughters Anne Koglin and her husband Rick and Kara Davin and her husband Jeff; as well as nine grandchildren (all of whom thought they were his favorite) and five great-grandchildren. Dave was preceded in death by his son Dennis, his loving parents and any of his friends that went on to become Republicans. A celebration of his life will be held in the Summer of 2018, at a location overlooking the Pacific Ocean with lots of laughs and ample amounts of booze. Stay tuned for more details. He asks that you keep telling the stories that he can no longer tell and to remember that this isn't goodbye, this is see you next time. "To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die." - Thomas Campbell In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Whatcom Hospice. Please share your thoughts and memories online at, A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Dave from his ND56 Classmates. The residence is: c/o Mrs. Kay Davin, 2230 Cornerstone Lane - Unit 218; Bellingham WA 98226-6003


Bachelor of Arts
New Haven, Connecticut
Freshman Baseball
French Club
Albert M. Parillo, 83, of Millington, New Jersey, formerly of Short Hills, New Jersey, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on November 21, 2017. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Rose of Lima Church, 50 Short Hills Ave, Short Hills, on Wednesday, November 29, at 11:15 AM. Interment will be at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Short Hills. Visitation will be held at the Jacob A. Holle Funeral Home, 2122 Millburn Ave, Maplewood, on Tuesday the 28th from 4-7 PM. For more information or to send condolences, please visit

Born in Fair Haven, Connecticut, and growing up in New Haven, Albert lived in Short Hills for 32 years before moving to Millington in 2006. He was a 1956 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, with a B.A. in English Literature. He then served in the U.S. Navy from 1957 until 1959. Albert began his professional career as a journalist and later worked in the advertising industry. For 37 years starting in 1971, he was the owner and CEO of Par Communications LTD in Manhattan; the firm created ads for clients including Longines watches and Linens 'n Things.

After closing his business, Albert taught a communications course at the girls' high school Marylawn of the Oranges in South Orange, New Jersey, and went on to serve on the school's board of trustees. His proudest accomplishment at Marylawn was creating the Speakers Program, under which he invited more than 60 successful women in a range of fields to offer inspiration and encouragement to the students. For 19 years, Albert volunteered for the hunger-relief organization Share Our Strength, and in 2004 he was honored for raising more funds than any other member on the board of SOS's Northern New Jersey chapter.

Albert was an avid lover of literature and the arts. In his retirement he wrote two novels, Giuliana's Way (2014) and Potter Hill (2017), and took up painting, creating 250 acrylic works starting in the early 2000s. With his beloved wife, Carol, he owned a second home in Manchester, Vermont. Albert and Carol traveled widely and loved taking in art, architecture, and culinary delights from around the country and around the world.

Albert, who cherished nothing more than his family and his many dear friends, is survived by his wife, Carol Feleppa Parillo; his children, Pamela Carey, Sue Parillo, Karen Parillo, and Albert Michael Parillo Jr.; his granddaughter, Zoe Cardiff; his sister Grace Gerard; and his brother, Robert Parillo. A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Al from his ND56 Classmates. Residence: ? Mrs. Carol Parillo; 2 Copper Lane; Millington, NJ 07946-1368.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905, or the Notre Dame Class of '56 Scholarship Fund, University of Notre Dame Dept. of Development, 1100 Grace Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556, would be appreciated.

Bachelor of Arch
Flushing, N.Y.
Engr. Auto Show Chairman

John M. Dyon USMC veteran, led NYC interior planning and design firm, of Hillsborough, 83 John M. Dyon, 83, of Hillsborough, N.J., passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at his daughter's home. Visitation was held yesterday and will be held today, Wednesday, July 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gallaway and Crane Funeral Home, 101 S. Finley Ave., Basking Ridge, N.J. 07920. The Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at 10 a.m. at St. James Church, 184 S. Finley Ave., Basking Ridge 07920. Burial will be private for the family. John was born in Manhattan to Charles and Margaret on Feb. 2, 1934. After earning his bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Notre Dame in 1956, John immediately took his commission in the U.S. Marine Corps, and shortly became a second lieutenant. John married Elizabeth Ann (Bergin) on March 16, 1958, and after he served his country they settled in Bayside, N.Y. John spent his professional career with Keiser Associates Inc., a New York City- based interior planning, design, and project- management firm. He joined the firm when it was founded, and he later became the owner and president in 1986. John worked over 52 years, and up until he passed away. John was a very proud patriot and former Marine; he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He also loved the Jersey shore. John was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and The Edward Frederick Sorin Society at the University of Notre Dame. John is survived by his four children, John G. Dyon and wife Mei of Berkeley Heights, N.J.; Kathleen Hein and husband Bill of Branchburg, N.J.; Annmarie Gatzemeyer and husband John of Hillsborough, N.J., and Christine de Poortere and husband James of Basking Ridge, N.J. He is also survived by his six grandchildren, Morgan, Lyndsey, John, Grace, Margaret, and Briana, and his brother, Charles R. Dyon Jr. John was predeceased by his loving wife, Elizabeth, in 2003, and his sister, Patricia Dorsey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John's memory to the American Lung Association. For further information, or to light an online condolence candle please visit
A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross priests for John from his ND56 Classmates.


Dr. Robert Emmett Gulde, a cardiologist who pioneered freestanding cardiac catheterization facilities, died peacefully late Tuesday, June 6, 2017. He was 83.A vigil will be held Friday, June 9, at 6:00 p.m. at Griggs-Schooler-Gordon Funeral Home, 5400 S. Bell. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 10, at St. Mary's Cathedral, 1200 S. Washington with Father Scott Raef officiating. Burial will follow at Llano Cemetery.Robert was born May 10, 1934 in Amarillo, Texas at St. Anthony's Hospital to John Fidelis Gulde and Philippina Marie Lutz Gulde. He graduated from Price College in 1952, and went on to receive his B.S. from Notre Dame University and his M.D. from St. Louis University School of Medicine in June of 1960. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at St. Joseph's Hospital in Denver, Colorado, before serving as Chief Resident in Cardiopulmonary Disease during his residency at Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas. From 1964 to 1966 he was a Special Fellow in Cardiovascular Disease at the highly esteemed Cleveland Clinic. Furthermore, he was board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. From 1966 to 1968 he served as Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy Reserve at Bethesda, Maryland, with a teaching appointment in the Department of Cardiology at the Naval Medical School. He was also Director of the CPR Program and Advisor to Capitol Physicians on CPR at the National Naval Medical Center, where he worked with Dr. Ken Sell and Charles Augustus Lindbergh on measuring the electrical and physiologic function of in vitro perfused mammalian hearts, and was Naval Representative for the President's Council on Physical Fitness. He also oversaw the creation of the Catheterization Lab at Bethesda Naval Hospital. In 1968, after the death of his firstborn son, John Robert, he moved back to Amarillo.He was a practicing cardiologist in Amarillo from 1968 until he retired in 2003. In 1974, after becoming frustrated with the 'Standard of Care" at St. Anthony's Hospital, where he had practiced since 1968 and served as Chief of Cardiopulmonary Laboratory Committee from 1972 to 1974, he opened the Heart Institute for C.A.R.E. (Cardiovascular Advancements Research Education) as the first freestanding cardiac catheterization laboratory west of the Mississippi, the third in the nation, but the only one with a viewing room for the patient's family where they could watch the heart caths. He performed over 10,000 heart caths in his facility alone, and always provided his patients with an intensive, detailed report, including pictures of their heart, carotid arteries, and arteries to the legs. He believed in educating patients and their families to become "Captains of Their Health Care Team". He brought many other advancements to the Texas Panhandle, including high-level stress testing, stress echo testing, 2-D color-flow echocardiography, carotid pulse tracing, Hotter Monitoring, and automated 3-channel regional computer satellite ECG service where he transmitted ECGs digitally from all over the Panhandle. He had a passion for medicine, and was always thankful for the exceptional network of doctors who referred patients to him, helped him with others, and who believed in his cause.Besides being a staff cardiologist at the local hospitals, including the VA Hospital and Palo Duro Hospital in Canyon, he was also an Associate Clinical Professor at Texas Tech Medical School from 1972 to 1990, where he was honored to be recognized as Outstanding Faculty Member in 1974. He was a member of American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, Potter/Randall County Medical Society, American Heart Association, American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, Texas Society of Internal Medicine, Amarillo Society for Internal Medicine, and served on the Credentials Committee for the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions from 1990 to 2002. He was on the Board of Directors 1970 to 1974 for the American Heart Association Texas Affiliate. He was on the Board of Directors 1969 to 1976 for the Amarillo Potter County Heart Association, Vice-President in 1974 and President in 1975. He was Area Coordinator of CPR and Adviser to Executive Council as CPR Coordinator for Region I Program of AHA Texas Affiliate Corporate Member 1974 to 1976. He was on the International Medical Advisory Board for CroMed Bionics of New York from 1973 to 1974. He had numerous Publications published and presented, including movies and videos of CVP monitoring and Hyperventilation Syndrome. He was also a member of the International Platform Association and the Amarillo.Executive Association.In the last few years that he was able, Bob worked extensively on his book, S.O.C.G.A — Standard of Care Gone Awry.Bob married his first love, Doris Jeanne Smith (1935-1978), in 1960 and had seven children — Jeanne (1961-1978), Lauri, Marjorie, John Robert (1965-1967), Robert John, Michele and Michael. In 1980, he married his long-time nurse Janis Fowler and had a son, Jonathan. His third wife, Rebecca (Becky) Harris, he married in 1986 and had child number nine, Christian.He was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris, daughter Jeanne and son John Robert, as well as his parents, John and Philippina Gulde, brothers Joe Gulde and Jim Gulde, Jim's wife Dorothy Gulde, brother-in-law Leonard Nussbaum, grandsons Larry and Bobby Cox, and Uncle Carl Lutz and Aunt Eunice Lutz of Amarillo.He is survived by his wife, Becky; sister Elizabeth Nussbaum; sister Margaret Rettenmaier and husband Don, sister-in-law Joan Gulde, brother Larry Gulde and wife Libby of Chapel Hill, NC, daughter Lauri Allen and husband Russ of Manhattan Beach, CA, and their children, Madison, Jeanne, Adeline and Tessa; daughter Marjorie LaRochelle and husband Joe of Houston, TX, and their children Alexander, Erica, Gabrielle, Sophia and Olivia; son Robert Gulde and wife Cindy of Highlands Ranch, CO, and their children Noah and Emma; daughter Michele Cox and husband Cody of Amarillo, and their children Branch, Miles, Grady, Elizabeth and Karis; son Michael Gulde of Mission Viejo, CA; son Jonathan Gulde and wife Brandi of League City, TX, and their children Lesley, Taylor and Abigail; son Christian Gulde and wife Whitney; along with Becky's parents, Doris and Robert Harris, Becky's sister Cheryl Woodard and husband Mitch, and Becky's brother Dale Harris and wife Charmaine; and many, many wonderful nieces and nephews, cousins, and their families.The family wishes to thank the multitude of friends, family, employees and caregivers over the years that have believed in and supported and loved Bob. He definitely made an impact on all of our lives.The family suggests any memorials be to Boys Ranch, Downtown Women's Center, Salvation Army, or any favorite charity.
A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame campus for Bob by the Holy Cross priests from his ND56 Classmates.
The residence is 5 Windtree Park; Amarillo, TX 79121-1688.


Bachelor of Arts
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Oklahoma Club; Pres.
January 25, 1934 ­ June 5, 2017 OKLAHOMA CITY James Dennis Ryan, known as Dennis, was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1934 to Jack and Doris. He attended Cascia Hall in Tulsa and received a degree in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. While serving in the military, he met and married Loretta Cecilia "TW" daughter of Colonel Salvador Taranto. Dennis received a law degree from OU and practiced Law in OKC. Dennis was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church and served as part of the original building committee for the Church. Dennis was a natural athlete. Besides winning a State High Dive Championship in 1949, Dennis was good enough at Golf to supplement his income in college. According to Dennis, his greatest athletic accomplishment wasn't shooting his age at 68, the three holein­ones he had accumulated or winning numerous amateur tournaments; but rather, it was when his Army CO gave him time­off to play a round the day after the 1958 US Open that Tommy Bolt won with a +3. Dennis played his best round ever, shooting even par that day with a group of Southern Hills regulars. His most notorious feat was when he skipped school to play with the Southern Hills Pro; Dennis shot even par after bogeying the first three holes. The score was so impressive that the Tulsa World ran an article, which the Head Master at Cascia Hall read to Dennis just before he suspended him for cutting class. He was preceded in death by daughter, Kerry Kathleen, parents, Francis James and Doris Ryan, and sister, Mary Jacquelyn Junk. He is survived by sister, Margaret (Sweet Pea) and husband Denny Darnell of Tulsa; wife, Loretta; children, Mike and wife Alexandra of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Kelley and husband Duane Rusten of Dallas, Tim and Dan of OKC; grandchildren, Chelsea, Chris, Sarah, Jack, Drew and Alec. An evening prayer service will be Friday, June 9th, at 7 p.m. at Smith & Kernke North May Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, June 10th, at 9 a.m. Burial will follow at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery.­print.aspx?n=james­ryan&pid=185742110
A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Denny from his ND56 Classmates.
The residence is c/o Mrs. Loretta Ryan;3701 W. 70th St; Oklahoma City, OK 73116-1711


Schlager, Barry Lee 1/11/1934 - 5/31/2017 Swartz Creek SCHLAGER SR., BARRY LEE age 83, died fighting a courageous fight against cancer on Wednesday May 31, 2017 at Genesys Regional Medical Center. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, June 5, 2017 at St. Matthews Catholic Church, 706 Beach St., Flint, Ml. Fr. James Mangan officiating. Interment at New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be form 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. Sunday with a Scripture Service at 7:00 P.M. at the Brown Funeral Home, 1480 E. Hill Rd., Grand Blanc, MI. Barry was born in Elgin, Illinois on January 11, 1934. He attended Central High School in Flint and graduated in 1952. Following high school, Barry graduated in 1956 from the University of Notre. Dame with a BS in Commerce. He sold programs at all the football games while there and was an avid Notre Dame fan. During the summers, he would come home and work at Chevrolet. After graduation, he was hired at Buick and worked as a Statistician in Administration until he retired in 1988. He married Rita Haley on April 4, 1959 and they had 4 children Rita preceded him in death in 1986. Barry married Dianne Miller on May 18, 1991. He enjoyed having his grandchildren around him, a good Notre Dame football game and an occasional cigar in his lounge chair outside in the yard. He was preceded in death by his wife Rita, his parents Doc and Ruth Schlager and his stepson William Miller. He is survived by his children Laura (Jim) Flickema, Barry L. Jr, Mary Beth (Dan) Hardaker, Angela Schlager, and Quinn (Jeff Ponder) Schafer. Grandchildren Ashley Jankowiak, Andy (Nichole) Flickema, Matthew Flickema, Tierney and Abigail Schlager, Jacob Hardaker, Kayla Kelly (Vince), and Connor and Kara Myers. Great grandchildren Chloe, Aiden, Haley, Jayce and Vivian. He also leaves Mary Haley, Jerry and Elaine Haley, Betty and Bob Dubey, Dale and Carol McMichael and many nieces and nephews. Barry was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and will be missed. The family would like to thank Dr. Dale Hansen, nurses and techs at Genesys and Home Town for all the care and support during his four bouts with cancer Condolences may be left on-line at
A Mass will be offered at Notre Dame by the Holy Cross priests for Barry from his ND56 Classmates.
THE RESIDENCE ADDRESS IS: 6130 Coventry Dr.; Swartz Creek, MI 48473

B.S.C. Commerce
Queens Village, New York

Mrs. Gloria Laible called this week with the sad news that her husband, OTTO LAIBLE died after a long battle with a number of anomalies.

With their three sons, the Laible men founded and operated a small chain of AAmco Transmission Shops.

He loved his working and being with the sons… so much that Gloria figured his dedicated efforts cut his life short. She noted that vacations were seldom, but they fully enjoyed a cruise to Alaska three years ago.

The native of Queens Village, NY earned his BSC in Commerce.

A MASS will be celebrated by the Holy Cross Priests on the Notre Dame Campus from Otto’s

ND56 Classmates. The residence is: c/o Mrs. Gloria Laible .. 11706 Sagittarius; Willis, TX 77318-5189.

B.S. Civil Engr.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

John Earl Leach, better known as Jack, was born June 8, 1934 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He attended St. Stephens in his early years, attended St. Joseph Seminary as a freshman and sophomore and then graduated from Grand Rapids Catholic Central in 1952. He then attended the University of Notre Dame and graduated with a Bachelors of Engineering in 1956 from the School of Civil Engineering. He pursued and received his Professional Engineering license after college. Jack also served 2 years in the Army after college. He was stationed at Ft. Belvoir. Jack was very proud of all the construction projects he was part of. He often told stories about these projects and the challenges they had. He specialized in heavy, marine, foundations and underground construction. Jack owned his own construction company for many years. It was very important to him that his employees stayed busy because their families were depending on him. Jack was a huge Notre Dame Football fan. He could tell stories for hours about listening to them on the radio as a kid and again about the many games he attended later on in life. He coached little league football and watched his grandsons play in their high school years. He also enjoyed watching one grandson play college football. Other interests of Jack’s were Politics and History. Jack ran for US Congress in 1976. He would also often talk about / educate us about many historical events. His Irish Heritage was very important to him. In 1981, Jack completed a book he worked on for several years. He spent many hours traveling, investigating and talking with people in Michigan and also in Ireland. The book is titled “The Genealogy and History of the Families of Jack Leach and Janet Quillan.” It is very in-depth and very well organized. Jack also brought a group of children over to Grand Rapids in 1982 for a short time from Northern Ireland to help them be ‘kids’, allowing them to escape the violent conflict that was happening in their towns.
Jack just celebrated his 60th wedding anniversary to his beloved wife and best friend Janet this past September 7th. Jack passed away September 26, 2017.
He leaves behind his wife Janet Marie (Quillan) of 60 years, 4 children (Michael, Maureen, Martin and Marianne). 2 daughter- in-laws Jana (Wiegerink) and Sandy (White), 1 son-in-law (Tom VanHarn), 8 grandchildren (Jessica (Corey Bordo), Casey, Zachary, Kevin, Kelly, Timothy (Erica Hoven), Michael, Kaylin) and 1 great grandchild (Remy). Additionally, Jack leaves his brother Lary (Shele), sister Maggie (O’Dwyer) and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death are Jack’s brother Richard (Dick) 1995, his wife Rosemary 2005 and parents Edwin Earl Leach 1975 and Margaret Leach (Doyle) 1993. A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Jack from his ND56 Classmates. The family residence is: c/o Mrs. Janet Leach; 2005 No. Cross Creek Dr.;Grand Rapids, MI 49508.

B.S. Commerce
Buffalo, New York
Buffalo Club; Sec.
Marketing Club

Roger G. LEOUS Died 8/24/17 in Tonawanda, NY

LEOUS - Roger G. Of Tonawanda, entered into rest August 24, 2017.

Beloved husband of the late Theresa "Tess" (nee Walsh) Leous; devoted father of James (Gloria) Leous, Sean Leous, Catherine (Art) Pogorzala and Michael (Kristin) Leous; cherished grandfather of Jack, Kate, Patrick, Grace, Shannon, Quinn, Isabella and Keegan; loving son of the late Alfred and Grace Leous; dear brother of Olive Jean "Sis" (Dick) Willett, Alfred "Op" (Peg) Leous, Richard (Mary) Leous; also survived by relatives and friends.

Relatives and friends may visit the LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (Northtowns Chapel), 885 Niagara Falls Blvd., near Eggert/Sheridan Dr., on Friday from 3-7 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Amelia's Church, 2999 Eggert Rd., Tonawanda, on Saturday at 9 o'clock (please assemble at church).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to St. Vincent DePaul Society ( Mr. Leous was an Army Veteran.
Online condolences may be made at Residence is The family of Roger G. Leous;120 Meyer Rd…Apt 430; Buffalo, NY 14226.

A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Roger from his ND56 Classmates.

Dr. Gerald John “Jerry” Lapeyre Sr. In Bozeman MT 7/25/17

Bachelor of Science
Lander, Wyoming
Third Order of St. Francis
Knights of Columbus

Dr. Gerald John “Jerry” Lapeyre Sr. passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017. He was a proud son of Riverton, Wyoming, born Jan. 3, 1934, to Emil P. (Milu) and Mollie Lapeyre. A longtime resident of Bozeman, he was Professor Emeritus of Physics at Montana State University.

Jerry spent his early years in rural Wyoming on the family sheep ranch. Always curious and an avid learner, one of his first classrooms was a converted chicken coop. When Jerry was in the 3rd grade, his parents moved the family to Riverton, while continuing to farm in the area, and he graduated from Riverton High School in 1952. He studied physics at the University of Notre Dame and was a proud “Domer” (Go Irish) all of his life. He continued his studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia and it was there that he met the love of his life, Nancy Gebhart, and they married in May 1960. After earning his physics PhD in 1962, he joined the Physics faculty at Montana State.

He was an internationally recognized researcher in his field of surface science and mentored many graduate and post-doctoral students. He also established and directed several research centers at MSU. His success allowed him to travel the world attending conferences and lecturing. He enjoyed this travel and was very interested in other places, cultures, and people.

Jerry did much of his early work at the Synchrotron Radiation Center at the University of Wisconsin. During a heavy downpour in 1972, he saved the particle accelerator from flooding by jumping on a tractor, scraping out a ditch, and diverting the flow of water. His efforts led the research center to create the bi-annual G. J. Lapeyre Award to be given to “one who met and overcame the greatest obstacle in the pursuit of their research.” Fittingly, the award itself consisted of a beer can and chunk of concrete, which Jerry found appropriate. In 1996, he was awarded the Gaede-Langmuir Award by the American Vacuum Society for his work in the development of photoemission spectroscopy with synchrotron radiation.

Jerry and Nancy raised 5 children in the home they created together on S. Willson. A devoted father, he gave his children a love of the outdoors, frequently taking them fishing, skiing, and hiking. He also passed on his natural curiosity about the world and the value of education. He was creative and inventive; never forgetting the resourcefulness he learned on the farm. Jerry was a devout Catholic, a member of the Knights of Columbus, and an active member of Resurrection Catholic Parish. He will be remembered for his kindness and unique sense of humor.

Jerry will be greatly missed by many in the Physics community around the world. But he will be most especially loved and missed by his wife of 57 years, Nancy Lapeyre, their five children: Mary Keeffe (Mark) of Helena, Emily Wickham (Tracy), of Portland, Oregon, John Lapeyre (Cody), of Barcelona Spain, Joe Lapeyre (Vicki Hartmann), of Portland, Oregon, Julie Jacobson (Mark), of Denver, Colorado, his sister Olivia Lapeyre of Lander WY, and his grandchildren: Jennifer, Nate, and Matt Wickham and Julian Lapeyre. Along with these, he is survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Molly and Milu Lapeyre and brother, Robert Lapeyre.

The family gives a multitude of thanks to the staff of the Gallatin Rest Home for the wonderful care and friendship they gave to Jerry and his entire family this past year. Jerry’s family also thank the Bozeman Lodge for their care and friendship.

A Rosary will be held 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, at Dahl Funeral & Cremation Service led by the Knights of Columbus, followed by a Vigil Service beginning at 4:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26, at Resurrection University Parish. In celebration of Jerry’s life, the family requests that attendees to his Funeral Mass wear joyful colors, especially shades of red, his favorite color.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Church Lunch for College Students program at Resurrection University Parish, 1725 S. 11th Ave., Bozeman, MT 59715. Condolences and memories may be shared with Jerry’s family at 1547 Hunters Way —Apt. 111; Bozeman, MT 59718-6171

B.S. Commerce
Augusta, Georgia
FORMER FBI AGENT, John F. “Jack” Cooney Died of heart problems in Atlanta 4/20/17

by Ed Cosgrove, ND56

John F. Cooney, Jr. died April 20, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. An irregular heart beat was one of his major health challenges recently. John was born on February 12, 1934 in Augusta, GA and received a BSC commerce degree in June, 1956. He had an older brother who graduated from Notre Dame in the early 50’s.

I got acquainted at Georgetown Law School; I was in the morning and he was a late afternoon and evening student and we both graduated in 1959. He and I were in New Agents Class No. 1 in 1960 at the FBI Academy in Quantico Marine Reservation, Virginia from July 2, 1960 through October 30, 1960 where we became close friends. He spent five years as an Agent in the Cleveland and Youngstown, Ohio offices of the FBI and then did private investigative work in Atlanta. Jack and Joyce have two sons, Jack and Kevin. Joyce has days when she isn’t too well.

The family residence address is 1612 Brawley Way, NE, Atlanta, GA 30319-1719.

A Mass well be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Jack from his ND56 Classmates.

The family address is ? Mrs. Joyce Cooney, 1612 Brawley Way, N.E.; Atlanta, GA 30319-1719.


John was the son of Edgar and Josephine Raub. He grew up in Cuyahoga Falls and graduated from St, Vincent High School where he co-captained the football team. He graduated from The University of Notre Dame in 1956 and entered priesthood training for the Diocese of Youngstown. Upon ordination, he was assigned to St. Patrick's in Kent. Later he joined the faculty at Canton Central Catholic High School and eventually became Principal.
Following ten years of priestly service, he joined the Trappist monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky, remaining there for 28 years and serving at different times as Guestmaster and Prior.
After leaving the Trappists, he was released from his religious vows, met and married his wife, Ann; who survives him. They lived in her hometown of Clarksville, Tenn. John authored "Who Told You That You Were Naked" while a monk and "Francis, Repair My Church" published when he was 80 years old.
Other survivors are his stepson, David Hunter of Nashville; his sister, Roseanne (Bill) Lammers of Akron and their children, Bill, Jr. of Akron, Catharine (Tom) Kessler of Arizona and John (Jennifer) Lammers and their daughters, Sophia and Sara of Memphis. His body was donated to the U. of Tenn. Medical School. A Memorial Mass will be said at 7 p.m. July 18 at Immaculate Conception Church in Clarksville. Another will be celebrated by his Youngstown priest friends at 6 p.m. August 8 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, Cortland Ohio.

A MASS is being celebrated on the Campus at Notre Dame by the Holy Cross Priests for John from his ND56 Classmates.

In that John’s wife Ann’s health continues to fail, please send condolences to “The Family of John E. Raub” c/o Mrs. Roseanne Lammers (John’s sister) 871 Cranberry Lane; Akron, OH 44313.

Published in Akron Beacon Journal on July 16, 2017
also published in Clarksville, TN

JOHN RAUB, aka/Fr. Jacob Died July 12, 2017 Clarksville, TN

The photo was taken in June ND56 Golden Anniversary Reunion #7955 John & Ann Raub and Chuck Lennon, Alumni VP.

B.S. Commerce
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Knights of Columbes
Marketing Club
Propeller Club
In frequent contact with John, Dan Griffin shared the sad news with us that our friend, who had been caring for his wife Ann, 24/7 for many months, passed away Tuesday early morning. Ann has been suffering from severe dementia and was battling for her life. Unknown for sure, John was weakening with Parkinson's. Arrangements are are being dealt with by David Hunter, Ann’s son who lives in Nashville and close friends of John and Ann in Clarksville. The services will be this next Tues. July 18 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (709 Franklin St. in Clarksville) starting at 7:p.m. At this time, plans are being made to attend by Jean and Dan Griffin, and others.

A seminarian friend of John, Father Carl Tisch is said to be working on services in Youngstown in August. I’ll try to share details as they materialize.. Catherine Hogan, a longtime friend of Ann in the local schools, and of John since he moved to Clarksville, sent this note to help ND56 friends understand the situation: Catherine Hogan

We have been blessed to know and love John and Ann since he moved to Clarksville. Actually, my sister and I worked with Ann for years, as we were teachers in our school system. We met with David and our pastor on Wed night, 7/13, to plan John's Memorial Mass. His body is at UT Memphis Medical Center according to his wishes for research. John and my husband also worked together in our parish homeless ministry for years until Ann's Alzheimer's needed him with her.<> We visited with Ann at her nursing home after spending several hours with John in hospice at the hospital on July 11. We even prayed the rosary with and for him, and our Fr. Steve had anointed him Sunday night in the ER. I have been able to speak with priests at Gethsemani, at ND and with Fr. Carl. It is wonderful to know how loved he is. Even though I know he is happy with the Trinity in eternity, my heart is heavy over losing him here on earth. We all told him we will take good care of Ann until he comes to take her HOME. She is peaceful and very joyful when we visit her, and that gives David much comfort in all of this.
I will send you a copy of our Mass booklet soon, too.
God bless you and all the Domers of '56! GO IRISH!

Robert (Bob) Minck (b. 1934), passed away on June 17, 2017 surrounded by his wife Grace and loving family.

B.S. Elec. Engr.
Defiance, Ohio
A.I.E.E.-I.R.E. Chairman
Technical Review
Engr. Advisory Bd.
Bob was born in Defiance, OH and lived in the family home on Jefferson Avenue with his mother (Juliana; maiden name: Keber) and two brothers (John, Father Charles (PIME Missionary)). When Bob was a young boy, his father John passed away and his mother raised the boys on her own. Bob had many fond memories of growing up in Ohio as well as spending summers in Nebraska helping out on the farm of their Aunt Mary and Uncle Fred and their cousins.

After completing high school, he graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering before moving on to the University of Wisconsin where he earned his M.S. and Ph.D. Throughout his career, he worked at Ford, Ford Aerospace, Loral and Lockheed Martin working on projects ranging from the development of batteries for electric cars to lasers.

He met the love of his life, Grace (Mastri) on a bus trip while still an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame. In Bob’s own words: “Roomed with the most unlikely friend- Roger Oswald of Cleveland, Ohio. He was in accounting and had a million friends. Was a very good influence to balance my serious side. And I met Grace as a result of his typical friendly, outgoing behavior. We were on a bus heading to South Bend for the evening following a home game, and these two girls were without dates next to us. So he picks up a conversation—and Grace and I got married (somewhat later, of course.)”

Bob was involved in many activities before and through his retirement. He had a great love of working outdoors on his yard and garden as well as “puttering” around the house. He was also very active in the community where he volunteered his time working with South County Outreach, Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent DePaul Society, and his church.

Kind, compassionate and a gentle spirit - these words come to mind when describing Bob.

Incredibly smart, witty, inquisitive and full of life - these do too. To those of us who knew and loved Bob, Dad, “Papa Bob”, he will always be considered the exemplary husband, a committed and present father, an extraordinary grandfather, and gentleman of the highest order. Want to learn how Fukushima will affect the fish you’re eating? Carve a pumpkin with power tools? Make the perfect lemonade? Hang your own crown molding? Papa Bob could help.

Bob is survived by Grace, his wife of 58 years and children Dan, Kathy, David and Michael and their families (13 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren). We are forever grateful for the memories we have and the impact you have had on all of our lives. We miss you every day but are happy that you have joined the angels in heaven to spend your eternity in the love and light of God.

A celebration of Bob’s life is planned for July 14, 2017 at St. Timothy’s parish hall at 7:00 pm. A funeral mass will be held on July 15, 2017 at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church at 12:00 noon.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made “In Memory of Robert Minck” to: Food for the Poor (6401 Lyons Rd, PO Box 979004, Coconut Creek FL 33097-9004) or Mission Hospital Foundation (Emergency Services, 27700 Medical Center Rd, Mission Viejo, CA 92691).
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Bob from his ND56 Classmates.
The residence is: c/o Mrs. Grace Minck; 24161 Becard Dr; Laguna Niguel, 92677-1315.

B.S. Commerce
Aurora, Illionois
Glee Club
Student Manager
Sailing Team
In Memory of Richard Paul Bartsch

Died in Holualoa, HI March 15, 2017 Richard Paul Bartsch November 11, 1934 – March 15, 2017. Richard Paul Bartsch, 82, of Holualoa, Hawaii, was born in Aurora, Illinois on November 11, 1934, and passed away on March 15, 2017 in Keauhou, Hawaii.

Richard served our Country in the Army and worked as an Attorney of Law. He is survived by his wife Rosemary; sons Christian Bartsch of Haleiwa, Oahu; Jonathan (Sheri) Bartsch of Kapaau, Hawaii; daughters Lisa (William) Vazquez of Holualoa, Hawaii; Robin (Donald) Fisher of Kailua Kona, Hawaii; Monica (Todd) Quam of Sacramento, California; hanai son Michael Spinelli of Kailua Kona; fourteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of his Life will be held at 2:00 pm, April 1st at Living Stones Church, Ali'i Drive Site, 76-6224 Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona.
July 4,2017, I visited by phone with Dick’s widow, Rosemary (aka Rosy). Dick was in great pain for many months from a broken ankle that he neglected persistently - including rehab. Underlying that, the cause of death was diabetes and heart problems.

He mentioned several times to Rosemary that he felt it was time to go home… not to Aurora. IL. She felt that Dick and the Lord are looking after her, and the people of Kona are amazingly generous with time and help. The phone: 808-322-9796 in Holualoa, HI

John A. Dowd Died March 19, 2017 in MA

Bachelor of Arts
Jessups, Maryland
Sociology; Treas.
Knights of Columbus
John (Jack) Albert Dowd, 82 years old, of Springfield, MA and Old Lyme, CT, passed away on March 19, 2017, peacefully surrounded by his family.

John was born in Springfield, MA on April 21, 1934 to Bartholomew and Gertrude (Walsh) Dowd. He graduated from Holy Name School, Cathedral High School in 1952, and attended The University of Notre Dame.

He married Alice L. Harpin on October 5, 1957.

John worked as a Tool Designer for several local companies including Hamilton Standard where he met his wife. In 1977, he founded Jadco Inc. in Springfield and worked there with his wife and sons until his retirement in 1999. He not only enjoyed being around people, but also delighted in helping them whenever possible. He cherished his many trips to Ireland with the O’Brien’s and his extensive “Walks and Talks” at Point “O” Woods Beach. John made friends everywhere he went and was famous for his catch-phrase, “No Sweat.” His laugh was contagious and he truly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife Alice, sons, Michael and his wife Kerry of East Longmeadow, John and his wife Leda Cooks of Belchertown, and James and his wife Pamela of Springfield; his grandchildren, Nicole and her husband Eric Kretschmar, Marceline, Christopher, Marissa, Patrick, Timothy, and Connor; his great grandchildren, Nathaniel, Aidan, Joseph, Ella, and Mia; his sisters Mary Booth, Trudi and her husband Richard Rodin; his brother-in-law Frederick and his wife Chris Harpin; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He also leaves his best friend Tom Lucia.

In addition to his parents, John was pre-deceased by his in-laws, Frederick and Janet Harpin, and brother-in-law’s, David Booth and Gilbert Harpin.

Visiting hours for John will be held Friday, March 24, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Sampson’s Chapel of the Acres Funeral Home, 21 Tinkham Road, Springfield. His celebration of life will begin on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10:15 AM at the funeral home followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in Holy Cross Church, 221 Plumtree Road, Springfield at 11:30AM. Rites of Committal and Interment will follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 421 Tinkham Road, Springfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Renovation Fund at Holy Cross Church, 221 Plumtree Road, Springfield, MA, 01118. The family would like to thank Doctor Armindar Singh and his staff for their years of compassionate care and support.

Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Jack from his ND56 Classmates.

The residence is “the Family of John A. Dowd…. c/o Mrs. Alice Dowd; 40 Terrace Lane, Springfield, MA 01118-1333

Dr. Richard (Dick) Henry Rupp Died 3/27/17 in Boone

Bachelor of Arts
Indianapolis, Indiana
Third Order of Saint Francis
Marching Band
Dr. Richard (Dick) Henry Rupp passed away peacefully with his family by his side on March 27, 2017, after a brief illness. He was a loving husband, a patient father, and a doting grandfather to ten beautiful grandchildren.

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Dick attended St. Meinrad Seminary while considering the priesthood. After some reflection, he altered course and decided a life of teaching was his lifes calling. He received his undergraduate and masters degrees from the University of Notre Dame and a Doctorate in English from Indiana University.

After completing his formal education in Indiana, Dick moved to Washington, DC, where he met the love of his life, Mary Frances Grove at church. In June of 1963, they married in the backyard of Marys home in Frederick, Maryland.

Dick enjoyed a career teaching English and literature to countless students at outstanding educational institutions across the country: Georgetown University, the University of Miami, Brooklyn College, and Appalachian State University. He came to ASU as the Dean of the Graduate School in 1975 but missed the classroom, so he returned to his calling as an English professor from 1979 until his retirement in 2001. He also authored several novels during his professional career.

In addition to his career, Dick raised five children (who all benefited scholastically from his prowess as a grammarian). He served St. Elizabeths Church in various capacities for over 40 years. He was a member of Kiwanis for 60 years, sang tenor in the Mountainaire Barbershop Quartet, served on the WAMY Board of Directors, and was active in community theatre. He enjoyed the finer things in life: traveling, swinging in his hammock, and smoking a good cigar.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary G. Rupp, his brother Jack Rupp (Mary Anne), and five adult children: Elizabeth M. Rupp, Christopher R. Rupp (Lisa) Nicholas G. Rupp (Karen), Matthew J. Rupp (Sarah), and Daniel W. Rupp (Taryn). In addition, he was a father figure to Thomas Klostermeyer, an honorary family member of the large Rupp Clan. One of the joys of his life was spending time with his dear grandchildren: Katie, Reid, Courtney, Madison, Jenna, Ollie, Meredith, Willa, Scarlett, and Nathaniel (aka Natty Bumppo.

A celebration of the life of Richard (Dick) Henry Rupp will occur this Sunday, April 2, at 3:00 pm at St. Elizabeths Catholic Church in Boone, NC. The family wiil receive friends Saturday from 4 until 6 P.M. at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Hospitality House, PO Box 309, Boone, NC, 28607, or to the Boone Kiwanis Club, 1325 Ravens Ridge Circle, Boone, NC 28607.
A Mass was celebrated by the Holy Cross priests on the Notre Dame Campus for Dick from his ND56 Classmates.
The family address is The family of Dick Rupp; Mrs. Mary Rupp; 325 Poplar Summit; Boone, NC 28607.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Rupp family.

Bone Cancer Takes Thomas M. Shanahan,
Retired Federal Judge In Omaha 12/27/11

Bachelor of Arts
Omaha, Nebraska
SHANAHAN, Thomas M., May 5, 1934 - Dec 27, 2011. Retired Federal District Judge Thomas M. Shanahan, 77, succumbed to aggressive bone cancer at his home on December 27th with his family at his side. Judge Shanahan, the eldest of four sons of Thomas and Agnes (Stenner) Shanahan, was born in Omaha in 1934. An alumnus of Creighton Prep, Tom was graduated from Notre Dame University, magna cum laude, in 1956. He and Jane Estelle Lodge were married August 4, 1956. He earned his LL.B. from Georgetown Law School in 1959 and entered private practice in Ogallala, NE, where he worked for the next 23 years. His four children were raised there. On March 24, 1983, Tom was Governor Bob Kerry's first judicial appointment to the Nebraska Supreme Court. He was retained in office as a Nebraska Supreme Court Justice by public vote in 1986 and 1992. In August of 1993 President Clinton nominated him to the Federal District Court in Omaha. After confirmation by the U.S. Senate, he was commissioned on November 22, 1993. He assumed Senior status on May 5, 2004 and retired on February 1, 2007. He was a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association?s House of Delegates and its Executive Council, served as President of the Western Nebraska Bar Association, and was the recipient of the Omaha Bar Association?s 2008 Law Day award in recognition of his exemplary ethics and outstanding contributions to the administration of justice. His education, voracious reading habits, keen insights into human nature all paved the way for his distinguished legal career which was characterized as an erudite, yet commonsense approach to the law. He was a master of evidence and procedure. His written opinions, both as a member of the Nebraska Supreme Court and as a federal district judge, were well-crafted, colorful, and reflected his brilliant analytical skills. When Tom achieved Senior Status, Judge Kopf wrote: "Tom Shanahan has served Nebraska with great distinction on both the State and Federal Courts. His insight and intelligence on the full time bench will be sorely missed." Tom approached his time on the bench as a steward of court, claiming he was appointed, not anointed. Another judge commented he was "a thoughtful and compassionate jurist and colleague. He was even tempered, patient, and respectful. His judicial creed was taken from Micah 6:8. He was determined to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with his God." He derived much satisfaction when he was privileged to swear in new citizens to the U.S. Tom was extremely proud of his Irish heritage and especially his relationship with Notre Dame. Although he received many accolades and honors, he treasured the Alumnus of the Year awarded by the Omaha ND Chapter in 2010. It is ironic that although Tom was a private person by nature, he enjoyed a wide spectrum of friends and acquaintances who shared special occasions at Castle Barrett. His love of family, humility, loyalty, dry wit, deferential attitude, and intelligence impressed and endeared him to many. In recent years, Tom enjoyed his passion for fishing by honing his skills. He and his fishing buddy, Jane, won awards for their fly fishing expertise in Wyoming and Montana. Another of his hobbies was exercising and training his frisky friends, Fritz and Frieda, guard dogs extraordinaire! His parents and youngest brother, Michael P. Shanahan, predeceased Tom. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 55 years, Jane Lodge Shanahan; children: Catherine (Kirk) Trofholz of Lake Forest, IL, Thomas M., Jr., of Kansas City, Mary Elizabeth and Timothy F., both of Omaha; 7 grandchildren: Aaron, Matthew, Aundrea and Mary Catherine Trofholz, Nicholas, Caroline and Elizabeth "Ellie" Shanahan; brothers, Brian G. of Kansas City, James L. of Madison, WI; many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Friday, 5pm to 7pm at Christ the King Catholic Church, 654 S. 86 St., with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm at the church. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Saturday, half after 10am, Christ the King Catholic Church. Graveside Service and Interment Saturday, 1:00 p.m., Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Special Olympics.
The family residence is 8125 Walnut; Omaha, NE 68124.
A Mass is being celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Tom from his ND56 Classmates

Dr. John B. Goedecke Died June 18, 2017 in Harrisburg, PA

Dr. John B. Goedecke 82 of Harrisburg, died Sunday, June 18, 2017 peacefully at his home.

Bachelor of Science
Mountcleair, New Jersey
Glee Club
Dr. Goedecke was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey and was the son of the late Oscar A. and Mary (Barnes) Goedecke, Jr. He was a retired physician, working with the Sherman Associates in private practice and later with Physician's for Women's Health, and was on staff at Harrisburg Hospital and Holy Spirit Hospital, he retired in 2002. He was a former member of the American Medical Association and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He was a 1956 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a 1960 graduate of Hahneman College of Medicine. He was a member of the Keystone Capital Chorus, Bumblers and a former member of the Notre Dame Glee Club. He was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, where he was a former extraordinary minister and a member of the choir. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Alaska with the Medical Corps, attaining the rank of Captain.

Dr. Goedecke is survived by his wife of 59 years, Judith (Wolf) Goedecke; his daughters, Katie Schmidt of Columbia, MD and Molly Smith of Harrisburg; his sons, Peter Raymond Goedecke of Carlisle and John Barnes Goedecke, Jr. of Newtown; eight grandchildren; his sister, Joyce G. Borucke of S. Hampton, NY; several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 11 A.M. at the Holy Name of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, 6150 Allentown Blvd, Harrisburg. The Very Rev. Edward J. Quinlan was the celebrant. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery.

A Visitation was held on Thursday from 6 to 8 P.M. at the Hoover Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 6011 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1019 Wormley Rd., Wormleysburg, Pa. 17043.
A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross priests for John from his ND56 Classmates. The family residence is: c/o Mrs. Judy Goedecke, 5996 Three Rivers Dr.; Harrisburg, PA 17112-3558

JOHN PATRICK OGREN, CAPTAIN US NAVY (Ret) Died at home in NC June 3, 2017

John P. Ogren, Captain, US Navy (retired), a long-time resident and "town crier" of Foxfire Village, passed away at home on June 3, 2017. Pat, as he was known, was born on July 29, 1934 in Hutchinson, Kansas to Beatrice and Frank Ogren. He is survived by his brother, Jerry Ogren, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and his loving wife of 18 years, Joan Bradley Ogren. Pat is also survived by Joan's family, Lance and Teresa Kelley of Round Hill, Virginia, Mark and Stasha Cohen of Darien, Connecticut and Douglas Cohen of Reston, Virginia, and eight adoring grandchildren Captain Steven Spooner, USMC, Mrs. Alexandra Spooner, Katherine, Danielle and Jonathan Gatling, and Joseph, Jacob, and Zachary Cohen.Pat Ogren's life reads as a Norman Rockwell painting of the mid-20th century. He attended a rural elementary school in a Kansas farming community. In 1940, the Ogren family moved to Houston, Texas to find better work opportunities. Pat attended Catholic schools in Houston, and went on to attend Notre Dame obtaining a degree in Foreign Languages. He spent his junior year abroad to study music in Vienna, one of his many passions. Graduating in 1956, he spent a year traveling in Germany, Austria and other areas as an IES Scholar, the beginning of Pat's traveling adventures.

In 1958, Pat joined the US Navy, commissioned ensign at OCS. Due to his fluency in both French and German was selected by the cryptology experts with the National Security Agency (NSA).Pat graduated from the Army Language School in Monterey in the Russian language. He served throughout the world during his military career including duty at, Newport, Rhode Island; NSA Fort Meade, Maryland; Monterey, California; Kami Seya, Japan; NAVSECGRU Washington, D.C; USS SNOOK (SSN-594); Edzell, Scotland; DIRNAVSECGRULANT; OPNAV Washington, D.C.; Munich, Germany; BUPERS Washington, D.C.; Northwest, Virginia; and Stuttgart, Germany.

Captain Ogren's military career was long and accomplished. Early in his career, while in Munich, Pat was the appointed as the Liaison for the NSA to interact with the German Naval Command. While in Edzell, Scotland, Pat enjoyed success with his colleagues, coaching the base basketball team, notching several important wins against the local Scottish teams. During the early 80's, Pat held the post of Commanding Officer of the Naval Security Group Activity, Northwest and was concurrently Net Control Officer of the Atlantic High Frequency Direction Finding Net (HFDF). A natural leader, Pat was greatly respected within the military for his competency by his superiors, his peers, and his subordinates within the Naval Security Group, many of whom he remained in contact with over the years.

In 1958-59, while stationed with NSA at Fort Meade (Washington DC), Pat also captained a group of young ambitious NSA agents, carpooling to NSA every morning for two years. Everyone else in the car knew that Pat (the driver) saved the front passenger seat for young Joan Bradley. After this post ended, Pat Ogren was stationed on submarines and bases around the world for the next 25 years. It was during this period he developed his obsession for all things Scottish including golf, antiques, including a collection of decanters and pewter tankards.
Pat retired from the US Navy in July 1987 and settled in Northern Virginia. In January 1989, Joan and Pat had dinner together - a gap of 30 years from the carpool days. Pat and Joan were married in the Old Post Chapel at Ft Myer on July 10, 1999. For the past 15+ years they have resided in Foxfire Village.

Pat will be remembered as a stalwart fan of Notre Dame sports, a Golfer with a long drive, a loyal husband to Joan Ogren, and a loving grandfather to the family. He will be sorely missed by his many ex-military comrades, and within the Foxfire Village community. The family address is 4 Quail Court, Foxfire Village, NC27281-9764. A celebration of life Mass will be offered for Pat by the Holy Cross priests on the Notre Dame Campus from his ND56 Classmates.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Boles Funeral Home at 35 Parker Lane in Pinehurst . Service begins at Noon followed by a reception.

B.B. Commerce
Chicago, Illinois
Finance Club
Knights of Columbus
'He knew the law': Anthony Rocco remembered as dedicated, professional

Taryn Galbreath, Pioneer Press

For many years, Anthony Rocco worked in the legal community, including as an assistant state's attorney and assistant public defender in Cook County.

Rocco died in April at age 82. For most his professional career, he and his children lived in Oak Park. Michael Rocco is Anthony Rocco's only son, along with two daughters, Christine and Cathleen.

"My dad was not one necessarily to walk around with a smile on his face, but he always had an easy smile for anybody that he met," Michael Rocco said."He loved to tell stories," said Anthony Rocco's sister, Marlene Carey.

Marlene Carey is eight years younger than her brother. Carey said that Anthony Rocco helped a great deal with their mother as she declined. "Not many men would have helped the way that he did.""We were both brought up to care about other people," she said.

Kane County Judge Joseph Grady said he first met Anthony Rocco in the early 1970s, when Grady was a police officer and Rocco was prosecuting for the Metropolitan Enforcement Group.

"He turned out to have an interesting background," Grady said. "He knew the law.” "He had a very high regard for law," said Christine Rocco, the youngest of Anthony Rocco's three children.

She said she recalled a case that involved a child who was starved and beaten. She said she told her father, "if you take that case, I'm not going to speak to you again."

She said he explained to her that it doesn't matter what the crime is, "the law is the law; everyone is entitled to a fair defense, and if they can't pay for it, they come to the public defenders, and that's what we do."

"He had been on the prosecution side for so long prior to that. … I guess I was just kind of blown away that he would have compassion enough to say that to me."Michael Rocco recalled one time his father took him fishing off the coast of Florida.

"The two of us we were on a charter boat. As soon as we got out far enough where you couldn't see land, he got horrendously sea sick," Michael Rocco said.

He explained that his father wound up lying down inside the cabin of the boat, and every time Michael Rocco would catch a fish, he would exclaim, "Dad! Dad! Look at what I caught. ... He would take a look at the fish, and then he'd promptly have to go throw up.” Michael Rocco said his father would do his best to make it a fun outing.

"His heart was always in the right place, even if circumstances didn't quite cooperate with him. And that is what I'll miss the most," he said. "That is something that I try to live myself: To try to do things with people and do things for people in the spirit of goodness and the spirit of giving and not in the spirit of what it will get for you in the end."

A Mass was celebrated by the Holy Cross priests on the Notre Dame Campus for Tony from his ND56 Classmates.

The family address is c/o Mrs. Marlene Carey, 1723 No. Rutherford; Chicago, IL 60707.

Galbreath is a freelance reporter for Pioneer Press.


Anthony M. Rocco, 82, Chicago resident who lived in Oak Park from 1966 through 1983, died on April 17, 2017.

Born on Jan, 13, 1935, he is survived by his sister, Marlene Carey; his children, Cathleen Rocco, Christine Rocco and Michael Rocco; his grandchildren: Emily, Hanna, and Christopher Rocco; Erik Brunemeier, and Elise and Olivia Sedlack, and his companion, Marilyn Rizzuto.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Josephine and Michael Rocco, and his brother-in-law, Dennis Carey.

A memorial visitation was held on Friday, April 28, followed by Mass at Oak Park’s St. Giles Church, 1045 No. Columbian, followed by private internment.

A Mass was celebrated by the Holy Cross priests on the Notre Dame Campus for Tony from his ND56 Classmates.

The family address is c/o Mrs. Marlene Carey, 1723 No. Rutherford; Chicago, IL 60707.


Bachelor of Arts
North Attleboro, Massachusetts
Student Senate
French Club
Dean's List
Gordon J. DiRenzo, Ph.D., of Little Baltimore Farms, Hockessin, Delaware, passed away on April 30, 2017 in the comfort of his home. Born in North Attleborough, Massachusetts, he was 82 years of age.

Dr. DiRenzo was an emeritus professor of sociology and social psychology from the University of Delaware where he served as a member of the faculty for thirty-five years. He also conducted a private practice as a licensed clinical psychologist for many years.,

Dr. DiRenzo was a cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame from which he also received a master’s degree and doctorate, and he had done graduate work at Harvard University as well as post-doctoral studies at Columbia University and the University of Colorado.

He joined the faculty of the University of Delaware in 1970 as Unidel Professor of Sociology, after serving as a member of the faculty of a number of colleges and universities, including Indiana University, Fairfield University, the University of Portland (Oregon), Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, and the University of Notre Dame.

Professor DiRenzo studied, lectured and traveled extensively in foreign countries. He served at the University of Rome in 1960-61 as a Visiting Research Sociologist under a grant from the Ministry of Education, and again in 1968-69 as a Senior Fulbright-Hays Professor of Sociology. During the 1980-81 academic year, Dr. DiRenzo served as Senior Fulbright-Hays Professor of Sociology at the University of Bologna in Italy.

Dr. DiRenzo specialized in the fields of social psychology, personality, social psychiatry, medical social psychology, psychology of politics, personality psychology, American social character, and Italian society and culture.

Professor DiRenzo was the author or co-author of numerous publications in the behavioral sciences, including twelve books, four of which are in the Italian language. Among his major works are Human Social Behavior; We, the People: American Character and Social change; Personality and Politics; Concepts, Theory, and Explanation in the Behavioral Sciences, and Personality, Power and Politics. He was the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including an Excellence-in-Teaching Award from the University of Delaware in 1992.

Dr. DiRenzo was an affiliate member of the medical staff of St. Francis Hospital, with an appointment in the departments of Psychiatry and Family Practice, since 1980. He previously held similar appointments at the Medical Center of Delaware, Northeastern Hospital in Philadelphia, and the Rockford Center. He inaugurated and served as director of the behavioral science programs in the Departments of Family Practice at Christian Care, St. Francis Hospital, and Northeastern Hospital. He also was a consultant to a variety of medical agencies, corporations, publishers, and news media.

Dr. DiRenzo for many years served as a member, executive secretary and vice president of the Board of Examiners of Psychologist for the State of Delaware with appointments and re-appointments by three governors. He was honored with induction as a Fellow of the Association of State and Provincial Boards of Psychology in 2006. He was appointed Honorary Commander of the 436th Medical Support Squadron at Dover Air Force Base in 2005. He also served as president of the Class of 1956 of the University of Notre Dame since 2001.

Dr. DiRenzo was a Fellow of the American Sociological Association, as well as a member of several other professional associations, including the American Psychological Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Political Science Association, the Association for the Behavioral Sciences in Medical Education, and the American Association of University Professors.

Dr. DiRenzo is listed in several biographical references, including Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America, American Men and Women of Sciences, International Who’s Who in Education, Who’s Who in American Education, and Contemporary Authors. Dr. DiRenzo was an avid photographer and world traveler, having visited over 80 countries. He also was a private pilot and enjoyed wine-making.

Dr. DiRenzo is survived by his former wife, Mary Ryan DiRenzo; his three children and their spouses, Maria Giulia Lambert (Richard) of Wilmington, Chiara Veronica Clemens (Tony) of Avondale, PA and Marco Santo DiRenzo (Jessica) of Carmel Valley, CA; and his grandchildren, Natalia and Cade Reisenauer; Reese, Ryan, Rory and Ridley Lambert; Luna and his soon-to-be born grandson, Dominic DiRenzo. He was predeceased by his grandson, Ryland James Lambert.

Papa, as he was affectionately called by his children and grandchildren, will be remembered as the loving and steadfast patriarch of his family.

Family and friends may visit on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 901 N. DuPont St., Wilmington, DE 19805. Interment will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery-Ashland in Hockessin. A luncheon will be held at Deerfield, 507 Thompson Station Rd., Newark, Delaware at 12:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the DiRenzo Family Charitable Fund with checks made payable to the SEI Giving Fund, c/o SEI Private Trust, 1 Freedom Valley Drive, P.O. Box 1098, Oaks, PA 19456. THE FAMILY ADDRESS IS 28 DEER RUN; NEWARK, DE. A Mass will be celebrated by the Holy Cross Priests on Campus for Gordon from his ND56 Classmates.

B.S. Chem. Engr.
Kansas City, Missouri

David F. Schweiger passed away peacefully on April 3rd, 2017 surrounded by family. David was born on April 6, 1937 in Kansas City, MO, the son of Milton and Marguerite (nee Nolan) Schweiger. He attended St. Peter’s grade school in KCMO, Rockhurst High School, and then received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Notre Dame before joining the US Air Force.

After returning from active duty, David attended KU where he received a MS in nuclear physics. He is preceded in death by his wife, Donna Anderson; his parents; his brothers, Richard and Robert Schweiger; a sister, Helen Griffin; and a nephew, Mark Griffin.

He is survived by 13 nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be held at Calvary Cemetery on Thursday, April 13th at 3:00 pm.

To send condolences please contact Karen Schweiger Komoroski at kkomoro@aol. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the St. Peter’s Parish Endowment Fund.

A Mass has been celebrated by the Holy Cross priests on the Notre Dame Campus for David from his ND56 Classmates.

Dick Welch Died in Pinehurst, NC on Nov. 11, 2016

Richard Matthew Welch, 83, of Pinehurst, passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 at his home surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife Sheila (Rusti) McNeil Welch.

A Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Southern Pines, with Msgr. Jeffrey Ingham officiating. The family will receive friends at the Welch home immediately following the service.

He was born Aug. 15, 1933 in Claremont, N.H. to Idella and Francis Welch. He spent his childhood years in Massachusetts, graduating from Monsignor Coyle High School in Taunton, Mass. He then attended the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, graduating in 1956 with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.

He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1956-1958, attaining the rank of Captain.

In 1958, he married Maureen T. Musset and settled in Bucks County, Pa. where they raised three sons and resided until Maureen’s death in 1997. In 1998, he married Rusti and they lived in Bucks County until their permanent move to Pinehurst in 2001.

A devoted and loving father to his sons, he was active in the Boy Scouts of America, helping each of his sons attain the rank of Eagle Scout as members of Troop 5, Churchville, Pa. He was an avid supporter of Council Rock School District (Newtown, Pa.) sports, encouraging his sons as they played football and he served as the president of the high school’s booster club. He also spent countless hours supporting Maureen in her role as a teacher at Churchville Elementary School (Churchville, Pa). He proudly helped his son Michael graduate from Notre Dame, and his boundless respect for the U.S. Armed Forces was furthered as his son Richard Jr. graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and son Robert graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

In addition to his parents and Maureen, he was proceeded in death by his brothers Francis, David and Matthew.

He is also survived by his brother Kevin, sister Patricia, and sister-in-law Lois; sons Richard M., Jr. (Susan), of Newtown, Pa., Michael F. (Christine), of Florham Park, N.J. and Robert J. (Amy) of Buckingham, Pa.; stepdaughters Jennifer P. Figge (Michael), of Boston, Mass., Colleen P. Glackin, of Wilmington and Sheila P. Pellizzari (Paolo), of Pinehurst and Florence, Italy.

In addition, he will be missed by his 13 grandchildren: Lindsay Marie Frisch (Daniel), Richard Matthew Welch III, Kelly Elizabeth Welch, Melissa Lynne Welch, Madeline Patricia Gonzalez (CPT Stephen, USA ), Margaret Anne Welch, 1st Lt. Robert J. Welch, Jr., USA (Katherine), Elizabeth Kerney Figge, Michael J. Figge, Jr., Edward Francis Glackin, Peter Barra Glackin, Josephine Sheila Glackin, and John Louis Pellizzari, many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews, and cousins. His McNeil siblings-in-law were also an important extension of his family life. He loved and was loved by all of them, their children and grandchildren.

From 1970 until his retirement in 2010, he was an entrepreneur and investor in diverse fields including solid waste management, real estate development, liquid waste treatment, biotechnology and healthcare.

He was a generous philanthropist to a host of worthy causes, with a firm commitment to Catholic education. He endowed scholarships at the University of Notre Dame, St. Mary's College (Notre Dame, Indiana) and Fordham University. In addition, he was a significant benefactor of the Congregation of the Religious of Jesus and Mary, (Highland Mills, N.Y.), the Holy Annunciation Monastery ( Sugarloaf, Pa.), the Stuart School of the Sacred Heart (Princeton, N.J.), Saint John Paul II School (Southern Pines) and the Chapin Street Clinic (South Bend, Ind.).

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Dick’s honor may be made to St. John Paul II Catholic School, 2922 Camp Easter Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387. A MASS will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Dick from his ND56 Classmates.

B.S. Commerce
Woodbury, New Jersey
Knights of Columbus

Robert T Tonti passed away of natural causes Wednesday January 4th 2017, he was 81. Robert was a resident of Covington, Louisiana. Robert was born in Woodbury, New Jersey on April 20th 1935. Robert was preceded in death by his parents William Tonti and Margaret Teasdale, as well as his brother William Tonti. He leaves behind the love of his life Margaret Ann Wangler. He is survived by his brother Edmond C Tonti, his nieces as well as his four children Robert J Tonti, Michael T Tonti (Barbara), Colleen Tonti Trabold (Frank) and John W Tonti. Robert was the proud grandfather of Stephen Tonti, Bryan Tonti, Jennifer Tonti, Ashley Tonti, Christina Tonti, Graham Tonti, Colin Trabold, Corinne Trabold and Matthew Trabold.

Robert graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1956. He and his brother Ed formed a custom home building company with the help of their father William. The company, Tonti Properties, later built multifamily units primarily in Jefferson Parish. Visitation will be held at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA. 70124 from 10am­12pm. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Catholic Funeral Mass on Saturday January 14th from 12pm to 1pm. A private Interment will be at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at In lieu of plants or flowers, donations should be made to Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans P.O. Box 19307 New Orleans Louisiana 70179 or The Good Shepherd School 353 Baronne Street New Orleans, Louisiana 70112.
The Tonti residence address is ? Margaret Ann Tonti, 86 Riverdale Dr.; Covington, LA 70433-4525.

A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Bob from his ND56 Classmates.

ERV PURUCKER passed away peacefully in Indianapolis Feb. 6, 2017.

Ervin Frederick Purucker was born on February 12, 1925 in South Bend, Indiana to Bertha (Armbruster) Purucker and Ervin Frederick Purucker where he enjoyed living until retiring to Lake Placid, Florida with his wife Doris. Before Erv's birth, his mother and 2 1?2 year old sister suffered the incredible loss of their husband and father's death. Never remarrying, Erv's mother raised these two small children in a different time and era, an era which shaped who Erv was the rest of his life. Erv was known as a gentleman by family and business associates alike because he was always quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger.

After honorably serving our country in the Army, Erv attended the University of Notre Dame on the GI Bill where he graduated with a degree in Architecture. Prior to his graduation from Notre Dame, he worked as draftsman at Bendix Automotive Company and Cole and Associates where he would supplement his income playing cribbage over the lunch hour and after work. Shortly after graduation he went to work with an architecture firm started by Joseph L. Mathews in South Bend. He soon became a partner in the firm named Mathews, Purucker & Associates which would later become Mathews­ Purucker­Anella Inc., and ultimately MPA Architects.

Erv married Doris Taylor and they raised four children together. Vacationing every year as a family on spring break at the beach and camping and giving the family of six incredible opportunities was the way he led by example. A home where family and church were important, getting one's work done was an expectation and respect was honored were all characteristics taught not only by the example of Erv and Doris but qualities instilled in everyday life in their home.

Throughout his life, Erv was able to leave a visible mark on the community like few others have had the honor of doing. A few of the projects in the South Bend area Erv and his partners Joe Mathews and Steve Anella were intimately involved with include: Leighton Gallery at Copshaholm, Teamsters Headquarters Building; Temple Beth­El; Restoration of the St Joe County Court House; multiple Indiana State Police Posts; The Inn at St Mary's; numerous Schools in the South Bend, Mishawaka, Culver, Argus, New Prairie School Districts; WNDU Studios; several Teachers Credit Union Branches as well as the Downtown Corporate Headquarters; North Shore Woods Complex; The Leighton Center for Senior Health at Memorial Hospital; the original Crowe Chizek office building; and the Community Building at Howard Park.

Erv worshiped at Zion United Church of Christ, South Bend where he was baptized, confirmed, married and his life will be honored at a service later this spring. He was an active member of the church serving in numerous lay leadership capacities throughout his life including Chair of the Board of Deacons, Chair of the Finance Committee and Chair of a Pastor Search Committee. He sang in the choir, enjoyed the camaraderie of Fellowship Hall and the annual church picnic.

Erv was also active in the South Bend community serving for years on the St Joe County Board of Zoning Appeals, many as Chair. Erv became a 32nd Degree Mason in April of 1959 and was an active member of the Valley of South Bend Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite until he left South Bend. Erv was a leader in The Indiana Chapter of The American Institute of Architects serving as its President and Chair of the Scholarship Foundation. He was an active volunteer at the Center for History in South Bend. He enjoyed playing the trombone throughout High School as a member of the South Bend Central Marching Band, continued playing in the Central Alumni Band years later and had just started showing off his skills again to the residents of his assisted living home over the last couple of years. One of the things Erv truly enjoyed the most later in life was his partnership with Doris in Purucker's Antiques. This business gave him the opportunity to use the lifelong lessons learned growing up with his older sister and Mother through the Great Depression of 1929 which didn't end until 1939 when Erv was 14 years old. These lessons included the lessons of thrift, buying low and selling high, hard work, fixing something broken, and proving one man's junk can truly be another's treasure.

Erv moved to Indianapolis to be near family shortly after he was preceded in death by his wife Doris in 2009. Prior to living in Indianapolis, Erv and Doris were residents of Lake Placid, Florida.

Erv was blessed to complete his journey through the dementia spectrum without becoming filled with fear, hate or violence. He was a gentleman, caring for others' needs and giving of himself like he had done all his life, to the very end of his life. He was blessed to spend the last years of his life surrounded by kind, loving and faithful caregivers in the Pavilion at Marquette Manor and the Memory Unit at The Forum at the Crossing. Erv was very blessed to be under the watchful eye of a very special, loving care giver from Senior Home Companion who made his life richer, fuller and easier these last three years. The blessing of visiting nurses and consultants from Alliance Care Advisors helped Erv make his transition from Florida to Indianapolis, make sure he was in the best of care while in Indianapolis and gave his family the comfort of knowing his care was the best possible at every moment.

Erv was preceded in death by his wife, Doris (Taylor) Purucker; son, Kim Purucker; and sister, Louise Barts. He is survived by his son, Charles Purucker, Niceville, Florida; his daughter, Faye (Kevin) Krouse, Shenzhen, China, and his son, Jim (Kim) Purucker, Indianapolis, Indiana. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Sean Purucker, Ryan Purucker, Matthew Philippsen, Nina (Chris) Jarvis, Nathaniel (Victoria) Philippsen, Katie Purucker, Scott Purucker and one great grandchild, Madison Philippsen.

A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 4th at Zion United Church of Christ, 211 S. St. Peter St., South Bend, Indiana. Visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the church.

Memorial contributions in Erv's memory may be made to: Zion United Church of Christ, South Bend, Indiana; the St. Richard's Episcopal School Foundation, Indianapolis, Indiana; or the charity of the donor's choice . Friends may leave online condolences at The family residence is: Highland Manor Court S Drive; Indianapolis, IN46228-1414.
A Mass will be celebrated by the HolyCross Priests on Campus for Erv from his ND56 Classmates.


Bachelor of Arts
Newport, Rhode Island
Technical Review
Air Cadet Club
Wash.-Md.-Va. Club Pres.
Funeral will be held on October 8th at Arlington National Cemetary.
Please arrive at the administration building by 8:15am. Service is at 9am.

Colonel Joseph Frederick Denniston, USAF, Retired, 81, of Las Vegas, Nevada passed away in his sleep on Thursday April 23, 2015.
Joe was born at Camp Murphy in the Philippines on April 7, 1934. Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia F. Denniston.

He is survived by a loving family: son Joseph F. Jr. (Annette); son Douglas P. (Shaleen); daughter Erin E. Burridge (Bruce); daughter Mary E. (Mollie) Franke (Michael); son Kevin G. (Tricia); grandchildren: Stephanie, Rebecca (Becky), Bruce (Boomer), Eric, Joseph (Joey), Makayla, Jenna, Christian, Katherine, Patrick, Emmalee, greatgrandchildren: Cecilia, Therrick, Max.

Joe was a devout Catholic who attended the University of Notre Dame and graduated Cum Laude in 1956 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Joe received his MBA at Michigan State in 1966. Joe loved everything Notre Dame, and often spoke of his time there, the many memories and friends he made during his years in school. It was during his time at Notre Dame that Joe met his loving wife Patricia (Patty). Joe and Patty were married on August 8, 1959. They stayed happily married for 52 years before the time of Patty’s passing June 22, 2011. Joe served 29 years in the US Air Force. His service included 2 tours of duty in the Vietnam War and time with Tactical Air Command, Strategic Air Command, Military Air Command and Air Force Headquarters at the Pentagon.

Joe loved dogs, boating, golfing, political history, reading history and spy novels, and watching any Notre Dame sports he could find on television. Joe will be deeply missed, but all who loved him are comforted knowing that he has been reunited with his bride in the Glory of Our Lord.

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the holy Cross priests for Joe from his ND56 Classmates..

It would mean the world to our family to share a story or memory you have of Joe.


B.S. Chem. Engr.
Washington, Pennsylvania
Technical Review
James William (Bill) Brehl died peacefully at the Gathering Hospice, Stillwater, March 6, 2017. Born on February 16, 1935, in Washington, PA, the 8th child of Ben and Marietta Brehl, Bill is survived by his wife Dawn, Stillwater, and six children: Theresa of San Diego, CA; Michael (Susan) of Mount Rainier, MD; Christine (John) Erickson of Deephaven, MN; Kathleen (Elwood) Jackson of Leesburg, VA; Mary Alice of Mendota Heights, MN; and Jennifer (William) Winter of St. Paul, MN; along with 16 grandchildren. Also surviving are brother Lawrence (late Dorothy) and sister Kitty (Richard) Yancosek of Pittsburgh, PA. Bill attended Notre Dame, class of 1956, and University of Michigan Law, class of 1959; served as an Army JAG Officer, Fort Belvoir, VA, 1960-63; practiced law with Maun, Hazel, Green, Hayes, Simon & Aretz, 1963-retirement. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 1 at 11 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 515 Albert St S, St. Paul, MN 55116. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, at O’Halloran & Murphy Funeral Home, 575 Snelling Ave S, St. Paul, MN 55116. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred; send to Visitation Monastery of Mpls, 1527 Fremont Ave N, Mpls, MN 55411. A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Bill from his ND56 Classmates. The family residence is c/o Mrs. Dawn Brehl, 5590 Norwich Pkwy; apt 422; Stillwater, MN 55082-4577

Gerald William Harr Died in Indianapolis on 3/11/17

B.S. Mech. Engr.
McCook, Nebraska
Air Cadet Club
Gerald William Harr died Saturday, March 11, 2017. Jerry was born on July 4, 1933 in McCook, Nebraska. He attended Creighton and then graduated Notre Dame in 1956. He was commissioned as an officer in the Air Force and started pilot training. After his discharge, he returned to Nebraska to study business at University of Nebraska before returning to Indiana in 1960 after he married his wife Sonja.

Jerry worked at Delco Remy in Anderson, Indiana for 38 years on heavy duty cranking systems. As part of GM, he developed systems on cars, buses, trains and large equipment. He was a proud member of the EnJOYneers, a social club that organized retirement parties, among other things. One, in particular, had a circus theme, so Jerry took on the task of getting 10 lbs. of elephant dung for a gift.

His great loves were Notre Dame football, his wife and family, and the church, in that order. He also enjoyed jazz, a perfectly cooked steak, a well-told joke, bridge and a Manhattan to end the day.

Jerry led by example to help others. He has volunteered at his church regularly since childhood. He devoted extensive hours at St. Mary's School in Anderson, Indiana running the school's bus association, doing everything from raising funds to managing bus operations. It was also important to him to check in on neighbors and friends that were elderly or infirm. As he grew older and his body weaker he appreciated the friends that watched over him and Sonja.

He is survived by his wife Sonja Harr, his children Michael Harr (Rufie), Andrew Harr (Carmel), Tracy Barnes (Todd), Francine Burge (Peter), and Susan Johnson (Jason); and his grandchildren Emma and Katja Barnes, Esperanza and Ariana Harr, Margaret and Denis Harr and Jake Johnson.

As Jerry was most German and practical, his family requests in lieu of flowers that his spirit of kindness keep moving forward. Take time soon to help someone with a shoveled sidewalk, raked leaves or a simple phone call. Gifts can also be made to Jerry's favorite charity Holy Family Shelter (

A Rite of Christian Burial is planned for 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Saint Pius X, 7200 Sarto Drive, Indianapolis, with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. until the time of mass. Arrangements by Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services - Lawrence.

A Mass of Celebration for Jerry will be offered by the Holy Cross priests on Campus for Jerry from his ND56 Classmates.

Their residence address is c/o Mrs, Sonja Harr; 9875 Cherryleaf Pkwy; Apt. 311; Indianapolis, IN 46268-3941

"Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon." - Isaiah 58:10 NLT

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Mar. 16, 2017

Honorable John Gilcrest O’Rourke
Died At Home in Hanford 3/9/17

Bachelor of Science
Hanford, California
California Club: Treas.
Geology Club
Confraternity of Christian Doctrine
John O’Rourke born January 11, 1935 Sacred Heart Hospital, Hanford, CA. passed from this earthly life Thursday, March 9, 2017 in his Hanford home.

John attended and graduated Pioneer Elementary and Lemoore High Schools, John’s parents, C. Richard and Agnes, then sent him to be educated at the University of Notre Dame. While a ND student he met the love of his life, our mother, Joan. After graduation (1956), the two married January 3, 1959 and started their family of five children: Margaret (Peggy) (‘79), John, Catherine (Katie), Ellen, and Thomas (two of whom have already gone to the Lord).

Upon graduation from the University of Notre Dame, John was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy. While in the U.S. Navy, he served as Fuel Quality Control officer on Guam, sailed on a destroyer in the Pacific during Eniwetok atomic testing, and conducted patrol operations in the Strait of Formosa (Taiwan). Retired, after twenty-seven years of service, as Captain U.S.N.Res.

John’s legal career began at U.C. Hastings College of Law, San Francisco. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1965 and began his law practice as an attorney with Clawson and Jennings in Hanford/Lemoore. He was appointed (1966) and later elected District Attorney County of Kings, serving in that capacity until 1979. Then served in private practice until 1985 when he was sworn in as Judge of the Municipal Court for the County of Kings. He later served the county and state as Superior Court Judge until his “retirement” in 2003. After which he participated and served in the California Retired Judge Program and last sat on the bench in December of 2016.

The Hon. John O’Rourke will be well remembered for his devotion to God, family, country, and community with his affability, friendliness, generosity of materials and time. He was always very happy to stand and serve pancakes, snow cones, fireworks, set up tables, collect chairs, stir pots, or wash pots, for numerous service organizations: Extraordinary Minister and lector for St. Brigid’s Parish, Knights of Columbus (Grand Knight 2011), Rotarian, school parent volunteer for McCarthy School, Hanford High, American Cancer Society, Kings County Art League and Symphony, Kings Players, YMCA Board, Elks, Scouting, 4-H, Lemoore H.S. Hall of Fame, and IDES.

Recently John and Joan became life professed members of the lay Dominican Order. He was proud to be a member of the Dominican community.

Judge O’Rourke is survived by his wife Joan (Tyne), his spouse of 58 years; brother Richard; children John and his wife Darlene; Katie and her husband Greg Delano; Thomas and his wife Nancy; six grandchildren: Nicholas, Joseph, John, Dominic, Rose, and Sean; and many wonderful nieces and nephews.

May John rest in peace.

Recitation of the rosary will be Thursday, March 16, 6:00 PM at St. Brigid’s Catholic Parish (Douty and Florinda), Hanford, CA. Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St. Brigid’s Friday, March 17, 10:00 AM.

Donations may be made to the Peggy O’Rourke Memorial Fund. A Mass will be celebrated by the Holy Cross priests on the Campus from his ND56 Classmates. The address for the family is: C/0 Mrs. Joan O’Rourke; P.O. Box 266; Hanford, CA93232-0266

B.S. Commerce
Round Lake Park, Illinois
Accounting Club
Kenneth B. Andre, Jr., 81, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015 at 12:57 p.m. in his home. A Memorial Mass was held at Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 1010 Moore Road, Long Beach, Indiana with Keith McClellan officiating. Visitation for the family and friends will be Thursday from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at Notre Dame Catholic Church. Arrangements are being handled by the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, Indiana. He was born Aug. 28, 1933, in Chicago, Illinois, to the late Kenneth B. and Margaret E. (Wood) Andre Sr. Surviving are daughter, Joan (Kyle) Andre­ Flanigan of Long Beach, Indiana; son John Andre; four grandchildren, Ashley Andre, Stephanie Andre, Colin Flanigan and Matthew Flanigan; brother, William Andre of Bradenton, Florida; He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth B Andre, III and brother, Douglas Andre. Mr. Andre was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and retired as CEO for Guaranteed Life Insurance Co., Calumet City, Illinois. He graduated from Notre Dame University and was a member of the Notre Dame Alumni Association and loved his Notre Dame Football. Contributions may be made to Notre Dame Catholic Church School, 1010 Moore Road, Long Beach, Indiana 46360. To sign a guest book and leave condolences online visit our website at A Mass will be celebrated on the Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Ken from his ND56 Classmates.

B.S. Commerce
Toledo, Ohio
Varsity Golf; Captain
Monogram Club
Varsity Bowling Team
Monogram Golfer, Bowler, Student BOB FILIPIAK
DIED 5/11/1969 IN TOLEDO

BOB FILIPIAK, son of Classmate, Robert Filipiak, Sr. wrote (no other documentation is available);

My father, Robert Filipiak, Sr. died, on May 22, 1969 from complications from rheumatic fever.

He is buried in Calvary Cemetery in Toledo, Ohio.

Robert C. Filipiak 1 Cascade Plaza, 7th Floor
Executive Director Akron, OH 44308
Cascade Capital Corp 330-379-3160
The family address is 822 Whisperwood Pkwy; Holland, OH 43528-7963.

A celebration of Mass will be offered for Bob by the Holy Cross Priests from his ND56 Classmates.

James "Jim" Richard Sasso of Carson City NV Died 1/18/17

B.S. Civil Engr.
Brooklyn, New York
A.S.C.E., Treas.
Jim died peacefully with his daughters by his side on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 He was 82. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he lived there until he left home to attend the University of Notre Dame. After graduating in 1956 with a degree in Civil Engineering, he enlisted in the Navy Civil Engineers Corps. After serving two years on active duty, he spent six years in the Naval Reserve and was eventually discharged as a Lieutenant. Employed by General Electric for over 28 years, his career brought him to Syracuse, NY, Daytona Beach, FL, and eventually San Jose, CA, where he remained with his wife and daughters until retirement; he and his wife moved to Carson City, NV where he was an active member of the community --involved in promoting the rebuilding of the Virginia and Truckee railroad; a member of the NNDA; and one of his personally most rewarding efforts, a member of the Nahas Foundation scholarship selection group. An avid golfer, he was also a regular volunteer at the annual American Century Championship Celebrity Golf Tournament in South Lake Tahoe.

Preceded in death by his parents, Vincent and Virginia Sasso, and his wife of nearly 50 years: Marjorie Mangels Sasso. He is survived by his sister, Leslie Sasso; his daughters, Lynn Sasso, Jean Roznos, Ann Sasso, and Amy Collins; nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, February 3, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 1281 N. Roop Street, Carson City, NV.

In lieu of flowers, Jim has requested that a gift be made to the University of Notre Dame; Development Dept; Notre Dame, IN 46556, or to the charity of your choice.

Please address correspondence to his daughter: The Family of James Sasso, c/o Lynn Sasso, 16728 Glenshire Dr.; Truckee, CA 96161.

A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Jim from his ND56 Classmates.

B.S. Commerce
South Bend, Indiana
Accounting Club
Air Cadet Club
Raleigh – James Edward Baldinger, 82, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017

Jim was born on November 7, 1934 in South Bend, IN and recently relocated to Raleigh, NC from Marietta, OH. He was the son of Helen M. Baldinger and Lawrence H. Baldinger. He was preceded in death by his brother, Lawrence (Larry) and sister, Margaret (Nonny). He is survived by his wife, Alayne Catherine Kollar; five children, Sue, Jan, Jim, Mike and Dave; and his brother Charles (Chuck). He was also a proud grandfather.

Jim graduated from the College of Commerce, University of Notre Dame in 1956, and served as a Captain in the United States Air Force as a pilot. Jim’s career in flying continued at Pan American and United Airlines. In retirement, Jim dedicated over 20 years to the Humane Society in Marietta, OH.

A funeral mass will be held on Friday, January 20, at 10 AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Raleigh, NC preceded by a visitation starting at 9:15 a.m. Burial will be in Raleigh, NC at Raleigh Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley.

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Jim, from his ND56 Classmates.

The family address is c/o Mrs. Alayne Baldinger; 3405 Forest Rd; Raleigh, NC 27604-3804..

B.S. Engr. Law
Jersey City, New Jersey
Hall Pres.
N.J. Club; Vice Pres.
James B Clark, jr. Died in Summit, NJ 8/11/16

James B. Clark, Jr., 81, of Summit, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at home, surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Jersey City, Jim moved to Summit in 1965. He was an attorney with Yauch, Peterpaul, Clark and Vitolo in Springfield for 56 years. Over the years, Jim has been a member of the board of Transistor Devices , the Summit Board of Education, and President of the Summit Common Council . He was a loyal alumnus of Notre Dame, who loved spending summers at Shelter Island, sharing time with his beloved grandchildren and presiding over secret family meetings. Predeceased by his first wife, whom he married on September 17, 1960, Patricia (nee: Kelly) Clark, and his son John Kelly Clark; Jim is survived by his wife Bonny, whom he married on October 19, 2012; children James B. Clark III and his wife Patricia, Karen Haberl and her husband Klaus, Kate Olive and her husband Chris, and daughter in law Cindy Clark; grandchildren James B. Clark, IV, Christine Patricia Clark, Jack Haberl, Kelly Haberl, Matthew Clark, Caitlyn Olive and Rebecca Olive. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 10am at Christ the King Church, 16 Blue Mill Rd., New Vernon. Cremation will be private. There will be a visitation on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9pm at the Bradley Brough & Dangler Funeral Home, 299 Morris Ave., Summit. For more info, or to send condolences to the family visit In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Jim may be made to the Alzheimers Association.

The family residence is c/o Mrs. Bonny Clark; 57 Portland Rd.; Summit, NJ 07901.

A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the HolyCross priests for Jim from his ND56Classmates.


Bachelor of Arts
Jamestown, New York
Marching Band
DURHAM: James Thomas Hewitt, 82, died Monday, January 9, 2017, at Duke Hospital following a short illness. He was born September 3, 1934 in Scranton, PA to Samuel and Elizabeth (Craig) Hewitt. Jim graduated from Notre Dame, after which he received an MBA degree from Northwestern University and a J.D. degree from John Marshall Law School. He served in the U.S. Army and later joined the Army Reserve.

Jim acted as General Counsel and Director of Human Resources for several large companies over the course of his career. His final career position brought him to Durham where he eventually retired. Jim utilized his business and leadership expertise to benefit several local charities.

Jim was an active parishioner of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, where he contributed unique vision and wisdom in the church’s mission and direction. His priorities were his faith, his family and service to his community, all pursued with good humor and a positive outlook.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Carol Ann Hewitt; his beloved step-mother, Reba Hewitt; three daughters, Janice Hewitt, and her fiancé, John Kretchmer, Linda Frawley, and her husband, Mike, and Kim Bishop, and her husband, Peter; son Jim Hewitt, and his wife, Shari; grandchildren, Jason, Justin, and Adam Bishop, Kyle, Elizabeth, Pierce, Alexandra, and Shea Frawley, Tyler and Kelsey Zimmermann, and Chris, Racheal, and Jake Hewitt; great-grandchildren, Violet Zimmermann, Hudson and Kimber Bishop, Carson Homberger, and Henry Kolkind.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 10:00 AM Monday, January 16, 2017, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. The family will receive friends at church following the funeral. Interment will be at St. Matthew Catholic Cemetery.

Gifts in Jim’s memory may be made to: Support for this organization would be deeply meaningful to Jim and his family. Arrangements for the Hewitt family are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus for Jim by the Holy Cross priests from the Classmates of ND56.

The family address is c/o Mrs. Carol Ann Hewitt; 401 Cedar Ridge Way; Durham, NC 27705-3318.


Bachelor of Science
Danville, Illinois
Varsity Football
MADISON - Beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Dr. Richard J. Hendricks, age 82, passed away at home surrounded by family on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. Richard was born in Danville, Ill., on March 2, 1934, to the late Elizabeth (Klinchock) and Chester Hendricks. He married Veronica Boyd on June 22, 1957; she and Richard enjoyed 59 ½ years of marriage and together raised six children.Richard graduated from Schlarman High School in Danville, Ill., in 1952. After high school, he received a scholarship to play brfootball at the University of Notre Dame, where he studied pre-medicine and was a member of the undefeated 1953 national co-championship football team. Following Notre Dame, Richard entered Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago in 1956 and graduated in 1960. Richard completed an internship at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Ill., in 1961 and his residency in Internal Medicine at Hines V.A. Hospital in Maywood, Ill., in 1964. He wasprofessional and volunteer involvement include participation in the American Medical Association, Wisconsin State Medical Society, Dane County Medical Society, American College of Physicians, Madison Academy of Internal Medicine (Program Chair 1970-1973, President 1974-1975), Wisconsin Peer Review Organization Medical Director (1980-1993), Medical Director at Colonial Manor Nursing Home, Belmont (1982-1985), Volunteer Clinical Faculty UW (1966-2010), Commission on Aging and Extended Care State Medical Society (1980-1985), Coordinator, Internal Medicine Teaching Program, St. Mary's Hospital (1970-1985), Physician, Boy Scout Troop No. 102 (1966-1970), Team Physician Edgewood High School (1972-1976), Founding Member, Madison Patient Safety Collaborative (1998-2008), Volunteer Physician, Benevolent Specialists Project Clinic (2000-2014), Medical Advisor, Comfort Keepers-Madison (2006-2016), Volunteer Meal program, Catholic Multicultural Center (2007-2016), Bioethics Committee Member, St. Mary's Hospital, Madison (1970-2016).Richard was a member of St. Maria Goretti Parish. His faith was a guiding force in his life. He was honored to receive a Leadership Award from Catholic Charities at their Faith in Action Celebration in 2011. Richard will be remembered as a kind, compassionate man who touched so many lives. He enjoyed sports, traveling, and fishing trips with family. He voted in every election since the age of 21. "God - Country - Notre Dame."Richard is survived by his wife, Veronica (Boyd) Hendricks; six children, Mark (Lisa) Hendricks, Mary (Chris) Kleppe, Marcia Hendricks (Wendy Braun), Matt Hendricks, Mike (Jennifer) Hendricks, and Megan (Jonathan) Beglinger; and seven grandchildren, Allison Kleppe, William Hendricks, Sam Kleppe, Madeline Beglinger, Sydney Beglinger, Emma Hendricks, and Joseph Hendricks. Richard is further survived by two brothers, John F. Hendricks and Timothy R. Hendricks; a brother-in-law, Richard J. Boyd; other relatives and many friends.Family and friends may visit at CRESS CENTER, 6021 University. 9a.m. to 11 a.m. at ST. MARIA GORETTI PARISH, 5313 Flad Ave., Madison. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. Richard will be laid to rest at Resurrection CemeteryIn lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to St. Maria Goretti Parish and St. Mary's Foundation

The family address is:FAMILY OF RICHARD J. HENDRICKS; 1033 FRIAR LANE; MADISON, WI 53711. A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Dick from his ND56 Classmates.

Bachelor of Arts
Racine, Wisconsin

Born May 4, 1934. On October 16, 2016, we lost the best husband/father. Bob loved God, his family, his alma mater Notre Dame, anything Irish, and chocolate. Bob's quick wit, one-liners, and big smile will be missed dearly.
No matter how much he deteriorated or pain he had, he'd never complain and would always say he was "better now that you're here" to his beloved family. That's exactly how we feel too,

Bob/Dad. Life was better with you here! He is survived by his loving wife, Linda; his three children, Michael, Patrick (Kathy) and Kayte (John); his 13 grandchildren, his pride and joy.

We are comforted to know that he is at peace, and has been reunited with his parents and many loved ones with the Lord.

A Celebration of his life will be held at 11 am, on November 11, St. Jude of the Lake, Mahtomedi, MN.

A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Bob from his ND56 Classmates.

The family residence is c/o Mrs. Lyn Costello 4853 Europa Trail, NO; Hugo, MN 55038.

B.S. Civil Engr.
Park Forest, Illionois
Dome Staff
Engr. Advisory Bd.; Sec.
ROBERT KEITH MILLER, P.E. Died 7/4/16 IN Glen Allen, VA
Robert Keith Miller, P.E., 82, of Glen Allen, died surrounded by family on July 4, 2016, at Henrico Doctors' Hospital of complications from COPD.
His beloved wife of 52 years, Margaret, predeceased him in 2010. Bob was born on June 27, 1934, in Ossining, N.Y., and grew up there and in Brighton, N.Y. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1956 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and later earned an M.S. in Management.
Bob was a licensed Professional Engineer.
He was devoted to his family, his church, our country and Notre Dame. He was commissioned into the Civil Engineer Corps of the United States Navy in 1957 and retired 26 years later with the rank of Captain. Among other places, Bob served with the SEABEES in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Antarctica and Vietnam, where he commanded Mobile Construction Battalion FIFTY-THREE in combat. Among his personal decorations is the Bronze Star with combat distinguishing device. Later in life, he worked as an engineer at Sprint Telecommunications, where he assisted as an engineer in the construction of the fiber optic cable network throughout the United States. Throughout he was a good son, a devoted husband, an active and engaged father, a doting grandfather, a volunteer servant of the church from childhood to old age, and a leader in the community in and out of uniform. He loved Notre Dame football and Tom Clancy novels, and for decades rented vacation homes on the Outer Banks so his children and grandchildren could laugh and play with one another as he and Margaret smiled at them. He was generous, friendly, responsible and upright, and led his family to God each day of his life. His laugh was big, and his friends were and are many. He is survived by a brother, James W. Miller of Madison, Wis. (wife, Linda); five children, CAPT. Kevin P. Miller USN (Ret.) of Pensacola, Fla. (wife, Terry), Kathryn A. Dove of Valencia, Calif. (husband, John), Marnie P. Battistini of Santa Clarita, Calif. (husband, Pat), Dr. Michael R. Miller, ‘ 88 of Thurmont, Md. (wife, Sara), Joanna E. Wylie of Glen Allen, Va. (husband, Alex); and 17 grandchildren. They are: Lieutenant David USN, Lieutenant Joseph USN (wife, Alexandra); and Jack Miller; Jackie, John (wife, Kelly) and Matt Dove, Margaret and Burke Battistini; Isabel, Dan, Sean, Nick, Erin and Carrie Miller; and Payton, Ella and Rocksen Wylie. Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation on July 8, 2016, from 4 to 7 p.m., with a prayer service 7 p.m., at Saint Michael's Catholic Church, 4491 Springfield Rd., Glen Allen, Va. 23060, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m. Interment 2 p.m., Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
A Mass is being celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Bob from his ND56 Classmates.
The family address is: c/o Dr. Michael R. Miller, 227 Apples Church Rd; Thurmont, MD 21788
Bachelor of Science
Summit, Illionois
Varisty Fencing Team
Dr. Francis A. Dwan Died in Chicago-area Sept. 2016

Francis Alan Dwan, M.D., born Feb, 2, 1935, of Woodridge, IL.

Graduated from Fenwick High School, Cum Laude of Notre Dame University, finished at Loyola Medical School as an Orthopedic Surgeon.

Veteran of medicine of the US Air Force. Beloved friend to former wife Mary Casey Dwan; loving father of Colette, Robert, Guy, Martin (Laurie) and Colleen; dearest grandfather of Kristin, Alexandria, Cara, and Chloe; fond brother of Rocelyn Gelina and Susan Dwan; loving uncle of many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10am on Thursday, Sept. 15 at St. Cletus Church, 600 W. 55th St., LaGrange, IL.

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Frank from his ND56 Classmates.

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Sept. 13, 2016

Bachelor of Arts
Detroit, Michigan
VINCENT LEWIS SHEERAN Died in Clarkston, MI 9/6/16

Vincent Sheeran passed away on Sept. 6, 2016 at the age of 81.

Beloved husband of Judith Sheeran for28 years, loving father of Dawn (Brian) Marschner. Proud grandfather of Gregg and Travis. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Vincent proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps as a second lieutenant in 3-57 Battalion.

He graduated with the Fighting Irish at the University. He also enjoyed golfing and and fishing.

Burial was Friday, Sept.9, 2016 at Great Lakes National Cemetery.

A Mass will be celebrated by the Holy Cross priests on Campus for Vince from is ND56 Classmates.

The family residence is
The family of Vincent Sheeran,
c/o Judith Sheeran;
7191 Bluewater Dr.;
Clarkston, MI 4834-4252.


B.S. Commerce
Republic of Panama
Finance Club
La Raza Club; Sec.
CARLOS A. CHAMBONNET in Panama, Republic of Panama on 7/20/2016 Age 81, of Panama, Republic of Panama, died on July 20, 2016.

Beloved husband for 54 years of Rosario Chambonnet; survived by sisters Graciela and Marcela, brothers Eduardo and Gabriel. Sister-in-law Marcela Gonzalez-Delgado.

Cremated on July 21, 2016 and memorial services held at the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Panama, on July 22, 2016.

Chambonnet was a 1956 graduate of University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in Marketing and International Commerce.

An active member of the La Raza Club and the Propeller Club while at Notre Dame, Carlos had a very active public and private lives. As an auditor, he participated in audits of over 100 corporations in Panama and Central America. He founded his own insurance brokerage firm in 1974, becoming one of the most important in the region. A much sought after member of the board of highly important corporations, he was Panama’s representative before the European Office of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, attending over 15 international meetings.
Among many others, Carlos was a member and/or director and/or President of the Panamanian Institute of Hispanic Culture, the Union Club of Panama, the Panamanian –as well as the American-- Philatelic and Numismatic Society, the Americas Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Boy Scouts, the Lions International Stamp Club, Toastmasters Club of Panama, Golf Club of Panama, Geneva Tennis Club, etc.

A highly prolific writer, he was a columnist in the Op-Ed Section of the influential daily La Prensa of Panama.

A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Carlos, from his ND56 Classmates.

Residential address: Vía Cincuentenario No.4-B, San Francisco de la Caleta, Panama, Republic of Panama
Mailing address: P. O. Box 0832, 01218, (WTC), Panama, Republic of Panama
Email address:
Many thanks are due Juan Pacheco, ND56, for creating the translation of Carlos’ obituary.

B.S. Commerce
Aledo, Illinois
Marketing Club
Knights of Columbus

James Mark Olin Died 8/24/16 in Bloomfield Hills, MI
James Mark Olin died peacefully on August 24, 2016 with his wife, Nan, by his side.
Jim was born on the family farm in Alexis, Illinois on February 13, 1934 to E. Clinton Olin and Edna Titterington. He attended a one room school house for eight grades. He had three older brothers, now deceased, John (Martha), Dick (Barb) and Edd (Barbara), and two sisters, Anne Verbeke (the late Edmund) and Mary Gillen (George).
Jim and Nan were married in Rock Island, Illinois on December 29, 1956.
Jim was a devoted husband to Nan, and a loving and caring father to his daughters, Susanne Olin, Amy Mathes (Joe), Maggie Cummings and Katy Katzmann (Phillip). He was a proud "Pa" to his ten grandchildren, Conor and Austin, Jay, Charlie and Parker, Jimmy, Tommy and Troy, and Caroline and Sean.
After graduating from the University of Notre Dame in 1956 with a degree in Business Administration, he enlisted in the Navy and served as an officer in the supply corps and earned the rank of Lieutenant by the time of his discharge in 1960. He then began a 48 year career as an Investment Advisor and Broker.
Jim was very committed to his Catholic faith and served in his parish of St. Hugo of the Hills, in Bloomfield Hills as chair of the Stewardship Commission and was honored to head the fund raising committee for the building of the new church complex over 30 years ago. At ND, Jim was Grand Knight for the KCs.
Jim and Nan are members of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and cherished their pilgrimage to the Holy Land with the Order.
~Lovingly Submitted by the Family~
Memorial Visitation will be on Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 5-8 p.m. with Scripture Service at 7 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Rd. (Between Maple and Big Beaver), 248-362-2500.
The Funeral Mass will be on Friday, September 2, 2016 at 11 a.m. at St. Hugo of the Hills Church, 2215 Opdyke Rd., Blm Hills. Visitation at church begins at 10:30 a.m.
The family address is c/o Mrs. Nancy Olin, 2377 Hickory Glen Dr; Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304-2201.
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus for Jim by the Holy Cross Priests, from his ND56 Classmates.
Memorial tributes may be made to: Mercy Hospice, Lourdes Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center or St. Hugo of the Hills/Music Program.
B.S. Meta. Engr.
Winnebago, Nebeaska
Sioux Land Club; Pres.
Knights of Columbus
THOMAS K.McCLUHAN Died 8/23/16 in Ohio Township, PA

Age 82, of Ohio Township, formerly North Tonawanda, NY, died on August 23, 2016.

Beloved husband for 59 years of Suzanne (Frehse) McCluhan; loving father of Timothy (Nancy) McCluhan, Patricia (Mike) Evans, Kathleen Yusko, and Michael McCluhan; brother of the late John and Cornelius McCluhan.

Also survived by 11 grandchildren. Memorial services will be held privately. A U.S. Air Force veteran achieving rank of Captain,

Thomas was a graduate of Notre Dame with a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering and was the Director of Development for Elkem Metals.

He enjoyed dogs and animals, golf, was a devoted member of St. Mary Church in Aleppo, and loved being with his family and grandchildren. Family suggests donations to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.


Franklin Park/Wexford. Offer condolences at:

The family residence is c/o Mrs. Suzanne McCluhan; 101 Buckskin Ct; Sewickley, PA 15143- 9508.

A Mass will celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Tom, from his ND56 Classmates..

B.S. Mech. Engr.
Mason City, Iowa
Technical Review
JOHN E “Jack" GALLAGHER Died in Des Moines, IA August 21, 2016

John Edward Gallagher was born in Mason City, Iowa on October 22, 1934, the son of John and Mary Gallagher.

He graduated from Holy Family School and received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1956. John served in the U.S. Navy form October of 1956 until September 1960, attaining the rank of Lieutenant J.G. He made his career in the temperature control and mechanical contract industries. John’s main interests were family, Notre Dame sports, boating, fishing and reading.

John passed away on August 21, 2016 at the age of 81. He is survived by his four children, Anne (Patrick) Baumhover, John A. (Vicki), Edward (Lori) and Joseph (Lynne Ann) Gallagher; his grandchildren, Adam, John, Kaylinn, Cathleen and Dani Jo; as well as one sister, Mary Helen Kennedy and family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 25th at Sacred Heart Parish with a visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the West Des Moines Public Library.

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Jack from his ND56 Classmates.
The family address is c/o Anne Gallagher Baumhover; 300 W 41st St; West Des Moines, 50265-3873

Colonel John F. Weeks, 81, of Sandusky, passed away Friday morning, July 29, 2016,
Bachelor of Arts
Willard, Ohio
Glee Club
Sociology Club
Knights of Columbus
at the Firelands Regional Medical Center, Main Campus, Sandusky.

He was born November 18, 1934 in Willard, Ohio to Clyde and Mary (Teeple) Weeks. John was a 1952 graduate of Willard High School. In his young years, he became an Eagle Scout. He was a 1956 graduate of Notre Dame University. John was a United States Marine who received a Purple Heart during his service in Viet Nam. He and Bettiann spent many years overseas while serving in the Marine Corps where they developed a passion for travel. John received many commendations and awards during his career with the Marine Corps. He retired as a full Colonel in 1981.

He served as Director of the Ohio Veterans Home where he oversaw considerable improvements to the facility, as well as significant expansion. He was a member of the John was inducted into the Ohio Veterans Home Hall of Fame. Always community minded, John was involved in many civic organizations and clubs. His memberships included the Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, Eagles, VFW, AMVETS, The American Legion, Disabled American Veterans. and the Sandusky Yacht Club. John was a passionate Rotarian who served as a Past President of the Sandusky Ohio Rotary club and as District Governor of District 6600. He participated in many overseas Rotary goodwill trips. Through Rotary International John and his wife, Bettiann (O’Reilly), sponsored two exchange students, Caio Perez and Angela Bottin, with whom they became lifelong friends. Recently John received special recognition for his continued support and generosity for The Rotary International Foundation.

A devout Roman Catholic John was ordained as a Deacon at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral in Toledo, Ohio demonstrating his commitment to his faith. He was a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church where he served as Deacon.

John was preceded in death by his wife, Bettiann (O’Reilly) Weeks, his parents, Clyde and Mary (Teeple) Weeks, his brother Robert James Weeks. He is survived by his sister Rita Watkins, three nieces and a nephew.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 3 - 7 PM at the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church Gathering Space, 510 Columbus Ave, Sandusky. Prayers will be recited Friday morning, Aug. 5 at 9:40 AM in the Gathering Space followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in the Church. Fr. Jeff McBeth officiating with co-celebrant, Fr. Joe Steinbauer. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Sandusky.

Military Honors will be conducted by the "Marines Forever" Honorguard. Memorial contributions can be made to St Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church, 510 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870; Zion Lutheran Church, 503 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870; The Rotary International Foundation, 14280 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60693; or to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to David F. Koch Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Your memories and words of comfort may be expressed to the Colonel's Family at

A MASS will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for John from his Notre Dame Classmates. The address for the family of John Weeks: Mrs. Rita Watkins, 3066 Willowbrookway; Beaver Creek,OH 45431

Michael Joseph Hogan, age 82, passed away on July 14, 2016 at McAllen Medical in McAllen, Texas.

Following his retirement from General Electric’s Mining Division in Gillette, Wyoming, he and his wife Mary retired in Mission, Texas. Michael was an alumnus of Rockhurst High School, a Jesuit college-prep school in Kansas City, Missouri (Class of 1952), the University of Notre Dame’s School of Mendoza School of Business (ND56), and the University of Missouri at Kansas City’s School of Law.

Following graduation from Notre Dame, he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army; after serving on active duty, he continued to serve in the Army’s Special Forces as a Reservist and retired in 1984 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was admitted to the Bar and qualified to practice law in three states: Colorado, Kansas and Missouri. In 1971, Michael married Mary (ne. Solum) of Barnesville, Minnesota and a Barry College (Miami, Florida) alum (Class of 1960) in Denver, Colorado.

He is survived by his wife Mary, daughter Emily Hogan and her husband, Nick Houzouris , Baltimore, Maryland, and son Michael J. Hogan, Jr., Stuttgart, Germany, grandchildren Nina and August Houzouris, and sister Martha O’Donnell, and brothers Earl ND57) and Jim, all of the Kansas City area. A funeral Mass was said at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Mission, Texas on July 18th. A Memorial Mass will be said at St. Ann’s Parish Chapel, Prairie Village, Kansas on September 3rd at 9 a.m. followed by internment of his cremated remains at Calvary Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri.

A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus for Mike by the Holy Cross priests … a blessing from his ND56 Classmates. The residence:c/o Mrs. Mary Hogan, Unit E-4, 500 North Bryan Rd;Mission, TX 78572.

Bachelor of Science
Rupert, Idaho
Rocky Mountain Club
Andrew William McRoberts, II, M.D., 82, died peacefully at home on July 25, 2016 after 27 years of congestive heart failure. He will be remembered for his intellect, wit, humor, and friendship.

On December 23, 1933, “the world was enlightened.” Andy was raised in Rupert, Idaho, by his parents, Josephine and Andrew William McRoberts, Sr. along with his Irish twin sister, Bobbi Jo (Anderson) of Boise.

In September 1951, Andy boarded a train from Rupert to South Bend, Indiana where he became a part of the Fighting Irish. As a lifelong Notre Dame alumni and fan, he made sure all of the family was outfitted in Notre Dame paraphernalia and could sing the ND fight song. His love of all things Notre Dame constrained him too as he missed many a great football game because he was too nervous to watch! One of his last Notre Dame gifts was sending his only grandson to the 2015 USC – Notre Dame game in South Bend.

Andy wanted to be a surgeon from the time he was in grade school. He attended Saint Louis University School of Medicine graduating in 1960. While there, the fisherman met the catch of his life, Jacqueline Marie, a student nurse at the university. To ensure their future children would never enjoy New Year’s, Andy married Jacqueline on New Year’s Eve 1960. They shared 55 ½ years, “some of them good” (family humor).

Andy was fortunate to attend Saint Louis University for his general and thoracic surgical residency where he was trained by Dr. C. Rollins Hanlon, an icon in the world of surgery. He completed his training in 1966, passed his general and thoracic boards, and planned to move to Idaho and start his surgery practice but received an invitation with no RSVP--his draft notice.

He became a captain in the US Army and served a tour of duty in C Chi, Vietnam as Chief of Surgery at the 12th Evacuation Hospital of the 25th Infantry Division from 1967-1968. This was the defining event in his life. While there, he became a decorated hero. He received the Bronze Star (first Oak Leaf Cluster) for saving the life of a soldier by performing emergency surgery in the field under fire behind enemy lines on October 8, 1968 during TET.

He returned to Pocatello and began a successful general and thoracic surgical practice with Jackie serving as his first nurse. They raised three children: Drew (Cindy) McRoberts of Pocatello, Kathleen (Steve Hatten) McRoberts of Boise, and Greg (Darla) McRoberts of Boise.

Andy was fully committed to his profession, community and family. He had strong moral compass and was stubborn in his resolve. Professionally, he served the medical community well. He served as president of the Idaho Medical Association, was the Idaho representative to the American Medical Association, was on the IMA Board of Trustees for 10 years and on the Blue Cross Board of Directors for 10 years. Andy was a member of the Pocatello Rotary Club but rarely made it to the meetings while in practice because he was operating or while in retirement because he was fishing. He was dedicated to the Catholic church and served on many committees. He had a passion for athletics and was the team physician for Idaho State University and Highland High School. He started the free high school athletics physicals for athletes; a program that continues to this day and has been adopted by many Idaho school districts. He was a huge Bengal Booster from the beginning and had season tickets in the Holt Arena (aka Minidome) from opening day, 1970 until five years ago. He and Jackie both received the President’s Medallion for service to Idaho State University in 2004.

Andy had an affection for classical symphonic music and was a collector of music from the movies. He was a supporter of the Idaho State Civic Symphony, and never missed the Sun Valley Symphony concert series.

In 1987, he made his trip of a lifetime and trekked to the base camp of Mount Everest. He read about mountains and mountaineering constantly, and climbed many Idaho peaks in his younger days.

Andy retired from his surgical practice in 1998 after handing the reins over to his son, Drew who now works overtime to keep up Andy’s reputation. In retirement, he and Jackie moved to Sun Valley where they would be half way between their children and grandchildren in Boise and Pocatello. They then began many wonderful years.

Summers were spent fishing in the morning and a tee time at 3:05pm, because the rates changed at 3:00pm. In the winter, Andy drove Jackie to the ski hill every day, then returned home to read, write, tie flies, and watch football. He studied theology and history and wrote several treatises on religion, history and economics. Andy had a gift for reading, and donated thousands of books to high schools and libraries in Pocatello and Ketchum. He valued education and routinely started every conversation with any grandchild with questions regarding their grades.

Seventeen years ago, the family was hoping Andy would live to see his only grandchild at the time graduate from kindergarten. He not only lived long enough to see Sydney (19) graduate but also saw the graduations of Charley (17), Quinn (15), Sawyer (13), Halle (12), Mylie (11), Harrison (10), and Heidi (7). His grandchildren were a source of great joy, many stories and quotes for “Pops.”

Andy was an intellectual redneck who believed he could drive his suburban up any mountain in Idaho in pursuit of game. To date, he ruined 5 suburbans and countless tires. He absolutely lived for fishing and hunting and all the relationships that came with it. These were some of the most lasting relationships with friends in his life. Everyone who knew Andy considered him a friend because of his sincerity, compassion and empathy.

He tied thousands of flies. He caught thousands of fish. He read thousands of books. He made thousands of friends. He operated on thousands of patients. He touched thousands of lives. He was a great husband, father and grandfather and he will be remembered with love forever.

A Memorial Mass will be August 6th, 11am at St. Anthony Chapel in Pocatello with reception at Juniper Hills Country Club from 12pm - 2pm.
Another Memorial Mass will be held on August 9th, 11am at Our Lady of the Snows in Ketchum with reception immediately following. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Idaho State University Andrew & Jacqueline McRoberts Nursing Scholarship Endowment Fund at Idaho State University, 921 S. 8th Ave., Pocatello, ID 83201. Donations may also be sent to Hospice & Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, PO Box 4320, Ketchum, ID 83340. Arrangements are under the care of Wood River Chapel of Hailey, Idaho. Friends may visit to share a message, photo or story and to light a candle.
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Andy from his ND56 Classmates.
The residence is c/o Mrs. Jackie McRoberts, P.O. 1616, Sun Valley ID 83353.

STONEY CREEK ­ Robert J. Guthrie, Sr., 81, of Stoney Creek, North Carolina went to be with his Lord on July 26, 2016.

Bachelor of Arts
Newark, New Jersey
Garden State Club
Academy of Policial Science
International Relations Club
He grew up in New Jersey and was a proud alumnus of Notre Dame University and New York University. He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Sara (Brennan) Guthrie, also by brothers, Thomas Guthrie and Joseph Guthrie and sisters, Nancy Guthrie and Joan Riordan.He is survived by his loving wife, Monica of 59 years.

They had seven children; son, Robert Guthrie, Jr. (Beverly) of Missouri; son, Brian Guthrie (Elizabeth) of Minnesota; daughter, Andrea Vickory (Lance) of Montana; daughter, Maura Guthrie of Texas; daughter, Catherine Wilder (Vallis) of Texas and daughter, Lesley Vanderbeck (Donald) of New Jersey.

He is preceded in death by his son, Sean Guthrie. He leaves 12 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Their home was always filled with activity, laughter and love.
Sometimes you could even see Bob in a kilt marching in the Emerald Pipe Band of Newark, New Jersey.

Robert, "Bob" , enjoyed a successful career at AT&T and retired from Lucent in 1985 after 35 years of service. He held many positions at AT&T involving the management of all aspects of manufacturing operations, production control, materials management, customer service and storeroom operations at two major manufacturing facilities.

Bob is a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He was active in his church and community. He was a member of the Board of Directors for Alamance County Chamber of Commerce representing AT&T and served on the Finance Committee.

He was also on the Board of Directors for the Child Care Resource and Referral of Alamance.

He was the chairman of the Development Committee for the Blessed Sacrament School Board. As chairman he helped develop the first Annual Fund Program to support the needs for this nationally recognized school.

He was a member of the Alamance County Job Opportunities and Family Support Task Force.In this capacity he was instrumental in helping win a statewide competition resulting in the awarding of a grant for $1Million.

Among his other community service activities were the Alamance County Substance Abuse and Residential Services Committee; the Alamance County Solid Waste Committee; and the Alamance Community College Industrial Management Advisory Committee. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, July 29, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC with Rev. Briant Cullinane, O.F.M., Conv. Presiding.

The visitation will be at the church from 12­12:45 p.m. prior to the Mass. The burial will be private.

Memorials gifts in Bob's memory can be made to: Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture, Right to Life Fund, 424 Geddes Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556 or a charity of your choice .

You may sign the online register book at A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Bob from his ND56 Classmates.
The family residence is c/o Mrs. Monica Guthrie, 6407 Glendevan Drive, Stoney Creek, NC, 27377.


James W. Price passed away on January, 2015. Jim was a 1956 graduate of University of Notre Dame, and a member of the University’s Blue Circle. Dear Father of Eric (Pam) Price, Tommy (Diane) Davis (deceased) and Michael Payne. Loving grandpa of Brittnie Price, Thomas Davis Jr and James Marcus Davis (deceased). Brother of Rose White and Barbara Haley (deceased). Son of the late James and Mary Price. Dear uncle to many. Memorial Service Saturday, February 14 at Unitarian Church, Shaker Heights. Funeral Mass held on March 7 at Gesu Church in University Hts. Donations can be made to West Ohio UMC (memo: Healing Weekend) mailed to S. Thomas, 1623 Ridgewood Ave; Lakewood, OH 44107. Published in the Plain Dealer on Feb. 8, 2015 A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Jim from his ND56 Classmates.

B.B.A. Commerce
Chicago, Illinois
Marketing Club
Knights of Columbus
RICHARD P. "DICK" QUILLIN, 82, passed away on Friday, May 6, 2016.

Born in Chicago, Ill., in 1934, Dick graduated from Notre Dame University in 1956. He lived in Fort Wayne for most of his adult life, working in sales first at IBM for over 30 years followed by 25+ years at Harding Dahm.

He was a member and volunteer of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church for over 50 years. "Dick was a loving husband, father, and friend. He was known for his sense of humor and lived life to the fullest." He was an avid golfer, enjoyed traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Mary; and sons, Mike (Lucy) Quillin of Nashville, Tenn., John (Lynn) Quillin of Boston, Mass. and Steven (Sheila) Quillin of Indianapolis; six grandchildren, Tim, Christine, Shane, Jessica, Jack and Jake. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Vera (Prendergast) Quillin; and his sister, Francis Ann Ryan.

Mass of Christian Burial is 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 1502 E. Wallen Road, with calling one hour prior. Visitation also from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2016, at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 Dupont Road, with a Rosary service at 4:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dick's memory to Society of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church or Heartland Hospice. To sign the online guest book, please go to

A Mass will be celebrated by the Holy Cross Priests on the Campus for Dick from his ND66 Classmates, The residence is Mrs. Mary Quillin, 1026 Mill Lake Rd.; Ft. Wayne, IN 46845.

Dr. Richard A. Ewald died in Ottawa, IL June 27, 2016

Dr. Richard A. Ewald, 81, of Ottawa passed away Monday, June 27, 2016 at OSF St. Elizabeth Hospital in Ottawa.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Friday, July 1, 2016 at St. Mary's Church in Naplate with Abbot Philip Davey, St. Bede Abbey officiating. Visitation will be 4:00 - 7:00 pm Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Ottawa Funeral Home. He will be entombed at Shrine of Rest Mausoleum at Oakwood Memorial Park with military services.

Dr. Ewald was born October 1, 1934 in LaSalle, Illinois to Edward and Josephine (Bartoli) Ewald. He married Joretta Cheli August 4, 1956 at St. Mary's Church in Naplate.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Lynne Gerding of Naperville and Lisa (Brian) Kelley of Ann Arbor, Michigan; and a son Roger Ewald of St. Petersburg, Florida. Dr. Ewald has five grandchildren, Elizabeth (Rhys) Gerding Jones, Allison Gerding, Lauren, Neal, and Claire Kelley; his twin brother, Dr. Roger A. (Edy) Ewald; and his brother-in-law, Jim (Bernie) Cheli.

He was preceded in death his parents; and by his son, Gregory in 1985.

He attended St. Bede Academy, University of Notre Dame, and St. Louis University Dental School. After dental school he was drafted into the military and was discharged as an Air Force Captain in June 1962 from Mather Air Force Base, Rancho Cordova, California. Following his discharge he received postgraduate education in Pediatric Dentistry from College of the Pacific (San Francisco), and University of Illinois (Chicago).

Dr. Ewald practiced pediatric dentistry in Sunnyvale, California for six years. In 1969 he left to do research on “Root Resorption of Re-implanted Teeth” at the University of Illinois (Chicago). He was given an assistant professorship, and taught pediatric dentistry at the University of Illinois Dental School. He also published a manual on “Application of Rubber Dam”.

In 1971 he opened a practice for children in downtown Ottawa. After 6 weeks he needed help, and his friend, Dr. Jay Kolb, joined him. Then in 1975 he and two others built a building on the Fox River near the hospital. In the late 70's, Dr. William Wrobel came in to the practice and became Dr. Ewald's partner. Later Dr. Gary Nickerson joined the practice as an associate. In 2010 Dr. Ewald semi-retired, and in December 2012 he fully retired. Dr. Bobbi Laun has come into the practice on a full time basis.

Between California, Chicago and Ottawa he was on the active staff of seven different hospitals. Dr. Ewald was always very involved in hospital dentistry.

He belonged to numerous professional organizations, and also the Ottawa Boat Club, Deer Park Country Club, Green Head Duck Club, Twin Lakes Fishing Club, The Bedan Club and The Notre Dame Club of Starved Rock (which he co-founded). His favorite hobbies were hunting, fishing and wine collecting.

The assignment which he most enjoyed was Chairman of the State of Illinois Specialty Exam in Pediatric Dentistry.

Over the years Dr. Ewald gave 37 lectures/clinics throughout the United States. He also made a movie of hospital dentistry for handicapped children.

His seven nephews are his pallbearers: Mike and Kirk Cheli, Ed, Kurt, Rich, Steve and Vince Ewald.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Bede Academy. The residence is c/o Mrs. Joretta Ewald; 105 Leland Lane, Ottawa, IL 61350-1622

A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Rich from his ND 56 Classmates.

Bachelor of Arts
Florence, Albana
Press Club
Christopher Edward Eckl Died 6/8/16 in Florida

Christopher Edward Eckl (Age 82) of Reston, VA passed away while vacationing in Florida on June 8, 2016. Beloved husband of Elizabeth Doyle Eckl. Father of Stephen W. Eckl, Christopher M. Eckl, John M. Eckl, Mark E. Eckl, and Kristen Eckl Rodriguez. Also survived by a cousin Thomas Friday, as well as, his brother William Wray Eckl, 11 grandchildren, numerous other relatives and friends.

Visitation, Wednesday, June 15 from 5 to 8 p.m., at Adams-Green Funeral Home, 721 Elden Street, Herndon, VA. Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday, June 16, 11 a.m., at St. Thomas a''Becket Catholic Church, 1421 Wiehle Ave., Reston, VA. Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Living Wages, National External Diploma Program, c/o Sister Betsy Hartson, RSCJ, P.O. Box 6967, Washington, D.C., 20032 or Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104. Information and condolences:

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Chris, from his ND56 Classmates. The family address is Mrs. Liz ECKL, 11001 RING Rd; Reston, VA 20190.
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JFM: Nell & I attended the funeral Mass for Chris Eckl today in Reston VA. My roomie Jerry Pottebaum drove in from Cincinnati. Also at the funeral was our classmate Bill Jackman, attended by his sons. Bill suffers from Alzheimers and didn’t recognize me. Chris’s death was sudden and remains somewhat a mystery. He was attending a family reunion in FL at the same time as our 60th under the Dome. He was swimming, got out of the water, and dropped over dead. May he RIP.

B.S. Chem.Engr.
Glascow Montana

Beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, friend and "Papa" (grandfather), Walter James "Walt" Mings, of Idaho Falls, died of natural causes on June 11, 2016, in Boise, Idaho. His family surrounded and held him as he died. A lifelong lover of all things intellectual, including puzzles and palindromes, Walt left a palindrome behind when he departed this world at 12:21 p.m., 6-11- 16. Walt was 81 years old. Walt was born in 1934 in Billings, Mont., the first of four children to Lydia and Walter Darcy Mings. Walt attended elementary and high school in Glasgow, Mont. He then received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in chemical engineering from Carroll College in Helena, Mont., and the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. Walt was a lifelong Fighting Irish fan, having seen eight of their 11 National Football Championships. It was Walt's great hope to see his team win one more national championship. Walt's many fans have no doubt that he'll have the best view of all of us, from on high, when the Fighting Irish prevail again next January.

Walt earned his professional engineering certificate early in his career, and mid-career, he earned a Master of Business Administration from Idaho State University. He spent his career primarily in oil and nuclear engineering and management. He worked for Standard Oil, Westinghouse, EG&G and the U.S. Department of Energy in various locations, including Chicago, Ill., Casper, Wyo., and the Idaho National Laboratory in southeastern Idaho.

Walt married the love of his life, Patricia Ruth Sheehy, on Sept. 6, 1958, in Lansing, Ill. Early in their marriage, Walt served with the U.S. National Guard. Shortly after the birth of their first child, the young couple headed West, designed and built their own home and raised all three children. Dad, with Mom, provided all three kids with everything any kid could ask for: love, security, religious faith, excellent education, extravagant summer vacations — including Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Grand Canyon, Spokane World's Fair, Lake Louise, Alaska — to name a few! And who could forget the 1976 Bicentennial Cross-Country Family Greyhound Bus Trip?! Each year, we also visited relatives in Montana and Chicago. And sometimes, Dad would go out of his way to take us to experiences, such as Notre Dame football games in South Bend (or away — once at the Air Force Academy); a Sade concert in Seattle, Wash.; the NCAA Basketball Championships, also in Seattle; the Napa Wine Train; Paul Simon in San Francisco; a Johnny Cash concert at the Idaho State Fair; and once even a road trip to Pocatello to eat at Idaho's first McDonald's fast food restaurant. (McDonald's was the subject of Dad's MBA thesis, while at the same time a Big Mac was his 8-year-old son's dearest desire.)

Dad's most beloved hobbies were playing cards (poker, cribbage and bridge – once winning regional World Bridge pairs championship), playing chess, fishing, traveling, playing the piano, listening to music, Notre Dame football, telling stories and playing practical jokes. Dad was renowned for his sense of humor and endless one-liners. As an example, he used to say that he was only ever wrong once — and that was a time when he thought he was wrong, but it turned out he was right! Dad's favorite foods were oyster stew, cherry pie and Dairy Queen Blizzards.

Shortly before his death, Dad had the dubious distinction of going viral on the internet, thanks to his great affection for those Blizzards, and you can see that clip here:

Dad is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patricia Ruth Sheehy Mings; his children, Susan (Phileo McAlexander), Sandra (James Lamar) and Steve (Michelle); grandchildren, Justin, Morgan and Carley Mings, and Sophie, Brian and Sabrina Lamar; sisters, Ruth Ann Shacher (Ken known as "Skip") and Mary Lynn (George); and niece and nephew, Marty and Rachel Rahn.

He was predeceased by his father, Walter Darcy Mings; mother, Lydia Stricker Mings; brother, Robert ("Dutch") Mings; and niece, Darcy Lynn Schacher.

Services have been held in Boise.

The family would like to thank the staff at Willow Park Assisted Living in Boise for their incredible care and compassion for Walt, Pat and all the family.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Walt Mings' name to Carroll College of Helena, the University of Notre Dame or a charity of your choice . And/or, enjoy a DQ Blizzard! And Dad – we'll see you when we get there, "upstairs," with Touchdown Jesus! (

Condolences to the family can be made at Published in Post Register from June 21 to June 22, 2016 A Mass was celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Walt from his ND56 Classmates.
Mrs. Patricia Mings can receive mail at Willow Park Senior Living; 2600 No. Milwaukee St; Boise, ID 83704

B.S. Chem.Engr.
South Bend, Indiana
Villagers Club

Dwain Frank Spencer Redding, CA Dwain Frank Spencer passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. He was born on October 6, 1934 in South Bend, Indiana, to Frank and Florence Spencer.

He attended the University of Notre Dame graduating with a degree in chemical engineering. He earned his masters degree from Purdue University . He took numerous classes at University of Virginia and UCLA.

He was employed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA helping to design the Mars hard lander. He also worked for the CIA and the National Science Foundation. He concluded his career as Vice President at the Electric Power Research Institute in Palo alto, CA.

In his retirement he founded a consulting company working closely with Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Jane. His children Deborah Collins (Redding), Darrin (Tara) (Brentwood), Daniel (Redding) and 10 grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. We miss him. He was an avid fisherman and fished throughout the United States as well as in Japan and New Zealand. His happy place was Lewiston Lake and the Trinity River.

A memorial service will be held, Saturday, December 12 at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers donations to the Good News Rescue Mission or Wounded Warriors would be appreciated. Please at

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Dwain from his ND56 Classmates. The family residence is: 13474 Tierra Heights Rd.; Redding, CA 96003.


Joe Wilton Nuss of Bodega Bay, California | 1934 - 2016
JOE W. NUSS passed away peacefully at his home in Bodega Bay, CA, April 4, 2016 at the age of 81. Joe is survived by his brother Jean and his wife Donna of Wayne, NE and was preceded in death by his sister, Joan Carl. Joe is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A native of Wayne, NE, Joe graduated from Notre Dame University in 1956. After graduation, he served in the US Navy Reserve for two years and was stationed at Skaggs Island. He then joined his family in the operation of the family owned Ben Franklin variety store, until he retired in 1993. After his retirement, he moved to Bodega Bay in 1994. He loved to entertain at his home, and he was very active in the St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church in Bodega where he enjoyed singing at the weekend mass.

Friends and family are invited to attend the Rosary on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 1:00 pm and the Funeral Mass at 1:30 pm at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 17242 Bodega Hwy., Bodega, CA. Burial will take place at Greenwood Cemetery, Wayne, NE. Joe requested that memorials be made to St. Teresa’s Restoration Fund, PO Box 404, Bodega Bay, CA 94923.

A Mass will be celebrated on the Campus for Joe by the Holy Cross Priests from his ND56 Classmates.

B.B. Mech. Engr.
Notre Dame, Indiana
JOHN R. ANDREWS Died 7/21/2015 in Rochester, NY

Irondequoit, NY: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at age 85. John is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Patricia; children, Deborah (Roger) Sperling, Dennis (Kelly), Charles, Mary Kay (James) Billitier; 9 grandchildren, a great granddaughter; his sister. Carol Kelly. John was a Navy Veteran of Korea, an alumnus of University of Notre Dame and a retiree of Eastman Kodak Co. with over 37 years of service.

Friends are invited to meet the family TUESDAY August 4th, 11:00 AM at HOLY CROSS CHURCH for his funeral mass. Interment Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Sunset House, 3746 St. Paul Blvd., Rochester, NY 14617. A Mass will be celebrated on Campus for John by the Holy Cross priests from his ND56 Classmates.

The family address if 125 Port View Circle; Rochester, NY 14617

Joseph G. Bill Jr. Died 4/12/16 in Indianapolis

Bachelor of Arts.
Garden City, New York
Senior Class Vice Pres.
Blue Circle
Varisty Football
Joseph G. Bill passed away on April 12, 2016 in Indianapolis, following a lengthy, and courageously contested, illness. He was 81. A big man to start, Joe was always larger than life to those who knew and loved him. He was born November 19, 1934 in Garden City, NY to the late Joseph G. and Lillian A. (Moran) Bill, Sr.

He attended Notre Dame University on a football scholarship, gaining a degree in Political Science in 1956. His love for the "Fighting Irish" would be life-long.

Joe worked for Continental Insurance Co., and then for Steel Parts Corporation as Vice President of Sales for 32 years, retiring in 1994. Joe was a dedicated husband and loving family man who in retirement spent every possible moment with his children and grandchildren. He was equally devoted to his church family at Christ the King Catholic Church, serving on committees, singing in the choir and volunteering for countless opportunities to help others. He was an advocate of children and fostered the development of hundreds of youth in the Indianapolis area through sport. He served as chaplain of Bishop Chatard Football, and coached CYO football and basketball for over 60 years receiving numerous awards for his commitment on the field and court. His love of football introduced him to hundreds of lifelong relationships that carried him through the years. His devotion to faith, family and sport inspired others to emulate his attitudes and spirit.

Joe was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 50 years, Grace R. Bill; brother, Robert E. Bill and granddaughter, Jessie L. Stair. He is survived by his children, Joseph J. Bill, Molly B. (Bob) Rondeau, Jude E. (Colleen) Bill, Brian J. (Carla) Bill and Glenn J. (Colleen) Bill; brother and best friend Michael M. (Sharon) Bill; sister-in-law, Joyce Bill; grandchildren, Angelina E. & Grace C. Bill, Jordan J. (Christine) Stair, Lorrin D. Rondeau, Martha C., Maggie A. & Jude A. Bill, Brook N. & Sean T. Munger, Brittany M. (Colten) Mitchell, Anthony G., Alex G., and Chris G. Bill; great-grandchildren, Joseph G., Dominic C. & Zachary R. Stair and a host of grateful friends and players.

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus for Joe by the Holy Cross Priests from his ND56 Classmates. The family address is: 5263 Windridge Dr; Indianapolis, IN 46226

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19th at Christ the King Catholic Church. Entombment follows at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery. There will be a celebration of Life for Coach Bill at The Knights of Columbus from 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to: Christ the King Catholic Church or to Catholic Youth Organization.
Published in the The Indianapolis Star

B.B. Commerce
Oklahoma City, Oklahaoma

December 20, 1933 - August 8, 2015 OKLAHOMA CITY Charles Ward Lane was born to parents RD and Alice Lane on December 20, 1933. He passed away marinated in love at his home with his family by his side in Oklahoma City on August 8, 2015, after a long battle with a rare and debilitating disease called Diffuse Lewy Body along with Alzeimer's and Dementia. He met the love of his life, Joanne Dake, while attending Southeast High School where he was a senior class president and she was secretary. Charles was a proud graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he was on the golf team. He and Joanne married after his sophomore year on December 30, 1954, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. After Notre Dame, he enlisted in the USMC and was commissioned 1st Lieutenant stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA, where he was also captain on the golf team. He was employed as Human Relations Manager with an Oklahoma oil company and during that time earned his MBA at OCU. Charles was transferred to Stavanger, Norway, which allowed him and his family to travel extensively and create wonderful memories. Charles was a member of St. Andrews Catholic Church. He will be remembered for his amazing wit and intelligence, easy-going nature, strong work ethic, and devotion to his wife and family. He had a passion for golf and loved yard work, even earning a Master Gardener certification. He adored his grandchildren and spending time with them. Charles was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Mike. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joanne, of the home, 2 daughters, Vicki Lane Moran, of Oklahoma City, and Diane Lane Hawkins, of Norman. Grandchildren are Lane Hawkins, Todd, and Julie Moran. He left behind a beloved sister, Beverle Ann Calhoun, of Groves, Texas, and cousins, Neal & Joni Lane, of Houston, Texas, and many other relatives. Much love and appreciation is given to his neurologist, Dr. Linda Hershey and her nurse Stacey, the caregivers: Excell Hospice, Marci Avery, Ja'dawn Blind, Judy Cole, Kathi Farley, and Robin Gregory. A Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, August 31, 2015, at St. Andrews Catholic Church. Services are under the direction of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home, Moore, OK.
A Mass will be celebrated for Charles by the Holy Cross Priests on Campus from his ND56 Classmates. The family residence is ? Mrs. Joanne Lane; 11208 Shartel; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73170.

B.S. Chem.Engr.
Patterson, N.J.
Treasurer of A.I.C.E.
Deans's List
Editor of Condensor

Stephen E. Jurman passed away peacefully on Monday April 18, 2016 at St. Mary's Medical Ctr., Langhorne, PA

He was born in Manhattan, NY to the late Rose E. (Doktor) and Stephen Jurman and graduated from Pope Pius XII HS in Passaic, NJ. After receiving his Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN, Stephen served his country as a first lieutenant in the US Army stationed in Germany and as a commissioned officer in the Army Reserves through 1962. He worked for Hercules for 37 years as an engineer and retired in 1999. He was a member of St. Mary Magdalen Church and attended the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Delaware. He was an avid watercolor and pastel artist, as well as photographer, throughout his life and enjoyed classical music, opera, theater (Broadway) and the ballet.

Stephen is survived by his wife of 56 years, Eileen K. Jurman, 2 daughters, Kathleen Jurman of High Bridge, NJ and Lorrie Chalupa and her husband (Rudy) of Newtown, PA; 3 grandchildren, Matt, Catie and John and a brother, Robert Jurman of MI. He is also preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Rose and John Mangeney.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, April 27, from 6-8 pm at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Homes, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE. An additional viewing will be held on Thursday, April 28, at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 7 Sharpley Rd., Wilmington from 10-10:45, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11am. Burial will be St. Joseph on the Brandywine Cemetery, Greenville.

A MASS will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Stephen from his ND56 Classmates. The family residence is: The family of Stephen Jurman; c/o Mrs. Eileen Jurman, 400 Foulkstone Rd; Wilmington, DE 19803-2928

B.S. Elec. Engr.
West Newton, Pennsylvania
WSND; Chief Engineer
A.I.E.E. I.R.E.
Gymnastic Club
died Feb. 6, 2015

CHARLES T. CASALE, II of Medford, OR died Feb. 6, 2015 after a long illness.

The EE Engineer was an executive with Control Data for many years.

He was so proud of his accomplishments making WSND radio available in the halls of the early 1950’s; broadcasting away basketball games was especially a significant service for the student body.

His wife, Virginia survives him.

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Charles from his ND56 Classmates.

The family residence is Mrs. Virginia Casale ; 3033 E. Garnett St. ; Medford, OR 95504-7552 .

GENE MARTELL DIED IN SUN LAKES ARIZONA APRIL 19 Pat (Mrs. Gene) Martell sent us the note below with the sad news of Gene’s passing. He had been home bound most of the past year, and was losing all cognition and speaking ability. Pat found that Gene enjoyed her reading from the ND56 E-Newsletters. He was a real Notre Dame man throughout his life, and the story below reflects that.

"Sorry to tell you Gene passed away April 19 at 9:10. The family and I are comforted knowing he is at peace. I will continue to follow your ND missives -
Pat (Martell)

With that short note, an iconic Fighting Irish lineman recruited by Frank Leahy, and part of a close-knit group of ND56 Class teammates including Ray Lemek, Jim Mense, George Nicula, Patsy Bisceglia, and Gene Kapish joined their legendary status. Alzheimers won Gene’s most important battle at the end, but the outpouring of love and admiration from Classmates and fans across the country became evident. He enjoyed a career at State University of Buffalo lasting thirty years — followed by life in southern Arizona. And the story below tells how hard work and devotion by the Martells added to their life’s accomplishments. For over a year, Pat has diligently been Gene’s caregiver, and with their sons Paul and John, and daughter Therese helped provide help and encouragement while the disease gained. His funeral at St. Steven’s Catholic Church in Sun Lakes, AZ took place at 10:am on April 26, 2016.

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Gene from his ND56 Classmates. The family residence is The Gene Martell Family; ? Mrs. Patricia Martell; 26665 South Howard Dr; Sun Lakes, AZ 85248-7224. The article below is from the East Valley Foundation web site, and we feel really captures the essence of this wonderful Notre Dame couple.
The article below is from the East Valley Foundation web site, and we feel really captures the essence of this wonderful Notre Dame couple.

Individually, Gene and Pat Martell are unique and delightful people—hardworking, dedicated, and fun. Together, they make the ideal team.

Gene was born in Midland, Penn., the eighth child in the family, with five sisters and two brothers. His father owned a clothing store and was the water commissioner. Pat was born in Ohio. Her father was a superintendent in a steel mill in Midland. She was an only child and her mother, having been one of 16 children, probably enjoyed the peace and quiet. She attended Catholic school and it was there, in the first grade, she met Gene.

In high school, Pat was a cheerleader while Gene played three sports. Gene went on to receive a football scholarship to Notre Dame. Pat spent two years at Grove City College in Pennsylvania after which she worked for a time at the Mellon Bank and Rockwell Manufacturing Company in Pittsburgh.

In 1956, Gene received his bachelor’s degree in finance and English. He was offered a professional football contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but elected instead to attend graduate school at the University of Toledo where he was a graduate assistant and football coach. He graduated with a master’s degree in guidance counseling and administration.

It was during the graduate school years that Gene and Pat were married. After receiving his degree, Gene coached football at Toledo University followed by a stint as a guidance counselor and principal at a junior high school in Marion, Ohio. Two years were spent as director of education for the Ottawa Job Corps at Port Clinton, Ohio, followed by a move to Buffalo, N.Y., as career counselor at SUNY at Buffalo, eventually becoming the director.

Gene and Pat have three children, a daughter and two sons, and seven grandchildren. It was while their son was in the Air Force based at Williams Field, that they first visited Arizona. In 1996, when Gene retired, the decision was easily made to move from the cold, icy winds of Buffalo to the balmy breezes of Sun Lakes.

Both Gene and Pat have long volunteer histories. Pat worked at the University of Buffalo off and on during their 30 years there and also volunteered with the American Red Cross. She has been an active member of the Chandler Regional Hospital Auxiliary for seven years and served as co-president in 2004 with Gene. Pat is also past president of the Sun Lakes Friends of the Library.

While living in Ohio, Gene volunteered with the Lions Club and later with the United Way in Buffalo, NY. He has been a hospital volunteer at Chandler Regional Medical Center for seven years, serving on the executive board as treasurer prior to becoming co-president. He is the current president-elect of the Arizona Association of Hospital Volunteers.

Gene and Pat have been married for more than 46 years. When asked why they wished to leave a legacy for the Chandler Regional Hospital, Gene stated matter-of-factly that it seemed like a good idea to promote a high level of healthcare in the Southeast Valley, and this was a good way to do it. That’s always how Gene and Pat do things—with commitment and dedication.


Bachelor of Arts
Savanah, Georgia
Dean's List
Freshman Golf
1955 Military Ball Chairman
Francis X. (“Frank”) Beytagh, dean of the Moritz College of Law from 1985-1993, died on February 21 at the age of 80. Dean Beytagh was an outstanding leader, a nationally recognized scholar in his field of Constitutional law, and a dedicated teacher, a role he continued at the College until he took emeritus status in 1997. He continued teaching, on an occasional basis, as an emeritus faculty member until 2006. As dean, Beytagh oversaw the development of the College’s program in alternative dispute resolution, its partnership with Oxford University, and a major building expansion.

“Frank was devoted to the College of Law and tirelessly supported our mission of teaching and research. He was a quiet advisor to each of the deans who followed in his footsteps, always available with wise counsel and support. He has left an indelible legacy at Moritz,” said Alan C. Michaels, dean of the Moritz College of Law.

During Beytagh’s deanship, the College hired 14 faculty members, including eight women and three persons of color. Dean Beytagh was a proponent of judicial externships and clerkships, greatly expanding the College’s programs, and brought U.S. Supreme Court Justices William J. Brennan, Harry Blackmun, Lewis F. Powell, Sandra Day O’Connor, Anthony Kennedy, and Antonin Scalia to Drinko Hall during his deanship.

“Mr. Chief Justice Warren has been called [by Jack Harrison Pollack] ‘the judge who changed America.’ I would posit a similar contention, that Frank Beytagh is the man who changed the College of Law at The Ohio State University,” wrote E. Gordon Gee, then president of The Ohio State University, in a 1993 tribute to Beytagh. Among the most significant accomplishments during his tenure was a $19 million addition to Drinko Hall, which nearly doubled the size of the law building. The addition was funded through a combination of state appropriations and private fundraising from the College’s $15 million Centennial Campaign (1986-91).

“In the hundreds of discussions we have had during the past eight years, I have found no subject on which he refused to fairly consider a view that differed from his,” wrote Professor Larry Herman in a 1993 tribute. “He processes complex information more quickly and thoughtfully than any other person I have known. He has a rare knack for seeing both the forest and the trees. His values are solid. He is a leader. He has never shirked the responsibilities of leadership.”

Over his career, Beytagh also served as dean of the University of Toledo College of Law and as president of Florida Coastal School of Law. He taught Constitutional law at the University of Virginia, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Michigan, the University of Houston, and Southern Methodist University.

Beytagh graduated from the University of Notre Dame College of Commerce in 1956. He was a commissioned officer in the United States Navy for four years, and he served an additional 20 years in the Naval Reserves, retiring with the rank of Captain. He graduated first in his class from the University of Michigan Law School, serving as editor-in-chief of the Michigan Law Review.

Beytagh went on to clerk for United States Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren before serving as an assistant solicitor general under Thurgood Marshall. His name appears on dozens of briefs filed before the Supreme Court of the United States, including Allen v. State Board of Elections, 393 U.S. 544, establishing the broad applicability of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to state election laws. In 1968, he argued before the Court representing the United States in Avery v. Midland County, 390 U.S. 474, which applied the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution to the appointment of state legislatures.

Always active with the bar, Beytagh chaired the Columbus Bar Association Committee on Professionalism and served on the Ohio Civil Legal Needs Advisory Committee. He was a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Beytagh is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Diane (Griffin) Beytagh. He is survived by his three children and six grandchildren. As soon as available, we’ll have a home address for your condolences; A Mass will be celebrated on Campus for Frank by the Holy Cross Priests from his ND56 Classmates.

B.S. Commerce
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
JOSEPH M. BURNS, JR. DIED 4/8/16 in Bridgeport, NY
Joseph M. Burns, Jr., 81, of Syracuse and more recently Bridgeport passed away peacefully on April 8, 2016.
Born in Syracuse, he graduated from Cathedral High School in 1952 and the University of Notre Dame in 1956 where he participated in the ROTC program and following served in the Army. Joe was a Civil Engineer and owner of Joseph M. Burns Consulting Engineers. He previously was partner of Snyder & Burns Engineers. After retirement he worked for King & King Architects. He was a 58­year member of the Onondaga Golf & Country Club and an avid golfer. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph Michael and Elizabeth Anderson Burns; and son, Joseph Michael Burns III. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Johanne; children, Allison (JMB III) Burns, Katie (Erik) Cleland, Betsy (Michael) Vavonese, Meg (Mark) Kastner, James M. Burns and Annie (Bob) Baggett; six grandsons; seven granddaughters; 3 1/2 great­grandchildren; and siblings, David (Mary) Burns, Thomas (Mary) Burns and Mary Bet (CJ) Horan. The funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 14 at Immaculate Conception Church, 400 Salt Springs St., Fayetteville. Burial will be in Fayetteville Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at Eaton­Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel, 7191 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville. Contributions may be made to the PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220 or Immaculate Conception Church, 400 Salt Springs St., Fayetteville, NY 13066. For a , please visit EATON­TUBBS Fayetteville 637­3214 Date of Death: April 8, 2016

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Joe from his ND56 Classmates.

The family address is:
The Family of Joseph M. Burns, c/o Johanne Burns; 135 Hitchcock Point Road, Bridgeport, NY 13030-9681.

B.S. Commerce
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Michael "Mike” Walsh Died in IA 4/5/16

Michael "Mike" Burke Walsh died April 5, 2016 at The Villages at Legacy Pointe in Waukee, Iowa after a long battle with normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH).

Mike was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on May 21, 1932, to John Aloysius and Mary Teresa (Burke) Walsh, his lineage being 100% Irish. The third of six children, he attended Immaculate Conception Grade School and High School in Cedar Rapids, where he was a star basketball player.

Mike married his high school sweetheart, Kathleen "Kay" Martha Engler on July 14, 1953. Soon after, he was drafted into the US Army, and served his country during the Korean War at Ft. Riley, Kansas and then Fort Sheridan, Illinois. After his discharge from the service, Mike returned to the University of Notre Dame where he graduated in 1956 with a bachelor's degree in Commerce.

Mike was Vice President and Resident Manager with B.C. Ziegler and Co., an investment brokerage company. He opened offices in Dubuque, Iowa and then in West Des Moines, Iowa, where he served his clients with competency and a deep sense of integrity for 34 years. Mike retired in 1996, and he and Kay moved to Surprise, Arizona, where he played golf just about every day until health issues interfered.

Mike is survived by his wife, Kay and their six children of whom he was profoundly proud: Michael Francis "Mick" and wife Kristine Kohles Stover (Logan and Kohl) of Tulsa, OK; Rebecca Marie "Becky" and husband Luis Amaro(twins Emily and Lucy) of The Woodlands, TX; Brian John "BJ" and wife C. Courtney Ross (Jamison and Nicholas) of Aurora, CO; Edward Joseph and wife Cheri Noble (Chanelle, Joseph, and Ann Marie) of Urbandale, IA; Mary Kathleen "Molly B" and husband Doug Cutler (Doug, Jacob, Caden) of West Bend, WI. Timothy William, MD and wife Anne Trabert (Cecilia, Maria, John) of Clive, IA. There are also six great-grandchildren to remember Grandpa, aka "Charlie", "Pops", "Paco", and "Papa Mike".

Also surviving are siblings Mary Walsh Rahe of Ft. Walton Beach, FL, Margaret J. Walsh of San Francisco, CA and Denis E. Walsh, MD (Judy), of Ann Arbor, MI. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Patricia Marie McHugh Walsh and his brother Rev. John Joseph Walsh, a diocesan priest of Dubuque, IA.

Mike enjoyed playing golf, car trips to visit family and friends, music, and cheering on the Irish, Hawkeyes, Panthers, and Cyclones.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in West Des Moines, IA on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 10 am. Reception and lunch to follow.

The family expresses their gratitude for the excellent loving care provided by the team from Care Initiatives Hospice and Long Term Care of Legacy Point.
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Mike from his ND56 Classmates.
The family residence is Mrs Kay Walsh; 16560 SE Holiday Crest Circle #207; Waukee, IA 50263

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 7075 Ashworth Rd., West Des Moines, IA 50266 or Care Initiatives Hospice, 7055 Vista Drive, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Published in Des Moines Register on Apr. 8, 2016

B.S. Elec. Engr
Nashville, Tennessee
A.I.E.E. I.R.E.
Technical Review
Daniel V. McLauglin Died in CA 8/27/13
U.S. Marine Corps, Retired
Obituary Database Record
Name Daniel V. McLaughlin
Age 79
Obituary / Death Notice
McLaughlin, Daniel V. 10/31/1934
~ 08/27/2013
Residence San Diego,CA
Date of Birth 10/31/1934
Date of Death 08/27/2013; Burial at National Cemetery; Point Loma, CA 9/13/13
Dan had a married daughter, Jami McLaughlin Guysinger who lived in Orange City, FL

Henry J. Morris, 81, of Peoria, AZ passed away on January 4, 2016. Henry was born in Toledo, Ohio to Henry and Clementine Morris. He married Suzanne Holtzman; they were married 62 years and had four children. Henry graduated with a BS in Business from the University of Notre Dame and received his Masters in Hospital Administration from the University of Michigan. Henry is survived by his wife Suzanne, son Henry (J) Morris (Barbara), daughter Sharon Morris Zaidins (Paul), son Greg Morris (Anne). Also surviving Henry are grandsons Bobby Morris, Paul Zaidins, and Parker Morris as well as granddaughter Sarah Vere (Chris). Henry is preceded in death by his parents, sister Alfreda Youngblood and son Michael Morris. A mass will be held at 10:30am at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church, Sun City on March 19, 2016. Donations may be made in Henry's name to Hospice of the Valley(1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014/ or Society of St. Vincent de Paul Phoenix. A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Henry from his ND56 Classmates. The Morris residence is Sue Morris, 19527 No. 98th Ave; Peoria, AZ 85382. Published in The Arizona Republic on Mar. 6, 2016
Bachelor of Arts
Chicago, Illinois
Academy of Political Science
Robert Anthony Carrane

February 6, 1935 - March 18, 2016

Robert Anthony Carrane, age 81, of Kenilworth, IL. Most beloved husband of Barbara A. "Bunny" Carrane nee Annetti. Devoted father of Bob, Jr. (Katherine), Jimmy (Lauren), Mike (Patsy), Molly (Bryan) Pieper, and Katie (Chris) Lee. Proud grandfather of Hope & Maddie Carrane; Colin, Elizabeth, and Brendan Carrane; Maggie, Jimmy, and Rory Pieper; Jack, Owen, and Lily Lee. Cherished son of the late Tony and Helen Carrane.

Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, March 18, 2016 after a long struggle with pulmonary fibrosis. "Feeling like a million" to the end.

Visitation Saturday, April 16, 2016, 12:00 Noon until time of Funeral Mass, 1:00 p.m. at S.S. Faith, Hope, & Charity Church, 191 Linden Street, Winnetka, IL 60093. Interment is Private.

A MASS will be celebrated on Campus by the Cross priests for Bob from his ND56 Classmates.

The home address is: Mrs.Barbara “Bunny” Carrane: 535 Wayland Lane - Apt. B, Kenilworth, Il 60043


B.S. Elec. Engr.
Chicago, Illinois
Amer. Inst. of Radio Engrs.
September 22, 1934 - February 27, 2016
Resided in Glenview, IL Guestbook Photos Videos Services
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Clarence W. Turek, age 81. US Navy Veteran. Beloved husband of Arlene nee Florek. Loving father of Joseph (Mary Beth) Turek and Audrey Jans. Dear brother of Jerome (Sue) Turek and step brother of Carol Vix and the late Sonia (late Ken) Swanson. Loving uncle, relative and friend of many. Former owner of West-Tronics, Inc. and Cadde Graphics, Inc.

Visitation Tuesday, March 1, 2016 from 3:00-9:00 p.m. at Colonial-Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 8025 W. Golf Road in Niles. Funeral Wednesday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m. from the funeral home to St. Isaac Jogues Church. Mass 11:00 a.m. Interment Private. Info 847-581-0536 or

A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Cliff from his ND56 Classmates.The family address is Mrs. Arlene Turek; 130 Crescent Dr; Glenview, IL 60025- See more at:

David J. Wentling jrDied 6/18/15 in Reading

B.S. Commerce
Reading, Pennsylvania
Air Cadet Club
David J. Wentling, Jr., 80, of Reiffton, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015 in the Southeastern Veteran’s Center. He was the husband of Kathleen H. (Hubbard) Wentling. Born in Reading on September 7, 1934 he was the son of David J., Sr. and Margaret (Flanagan) Wentling. David was a 1952 graduate of Central Catholic High School and a 1956 graduate in Commerce at University of Notre Dame and also an Air Force Veteran. Mr. Wentling was vice president of 7-Up Bottling Company of Reading, Lancaster and Pottsville and Bethlehem. When he went out on his own, he orchestrated the startup of several business ventures in Reading. After his retirement, he was lastly affiliated with Blue Falls Grove in Leesport. David owned and managed several real estate ventures in Reading and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He enjoyed golf and spent many winters in Florida and summers in Delaware boating, crabbing and on the links. David was full of life and was always very witty and quick to tell a joke. He was active within the Reading Lions Club and was instrumental in the development of Crestwood Swimming Pool, Exeter Little League and Keystone Blood Bank. Surviving in addition to his wife, are a son Thomas J. husband of Marynell Wentling of Bartlett, IL, a son Timothy E. husband of Melissa of Sinking Spring, PA, and a daughter Maryellen wife of Thomas Fay of Charlotte, NC; Son-In-Law Michael Danowski husband of the late Kathleen M. (Wentling), Theresa Wentling wife of the late David J. Wentling, III, eight Grandchildren: Elizabeth Haas, TJ, Charlie and NellAnn Wentling, Ryan and Patrick Fay and David, IV and Nicholas Wentling. David is also survived by two brothers: Donald and Joseph both of Reading, one sister Dolores Wentling of Greensburg, PA; 12 nieces and nephews; Sisters-In-Law: Mary Jean Hallum, Sarah Hatten and Margaret Flynn; Brother-In-Law: Edward Hubbard and 16 nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by one brother, Walter. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Catharine of Siena Chapel 2427 Perkiomen Ave. Mt. Penn on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Visitation with family and friends will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Interment in Gethsemane Cemetery, Laureldale. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Berks Catholic High School 955 E. Wyomissing Blvd. Reading, PA 19611 or St. Catharine of Siena School 2330 Perkiomen Ave. Reading, PA 19606.

The family residence is 3813 Grant St; Reading, PA 19606-3107. A Mass is being celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests. for Dave from his ND56 Classmates.
Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Penn in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit

James F. Erlacher Died in Elkhart 12/16/14

James F. Erlacher, 80, of Elkhart, died at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Center for Hospice Elkhart Hospice House.

James was born March 23, 1934 in Parkston, South Dakota to Anton M. and Elizabeth T. (Strohmayer) Erlacher. He married Linda C. Reynolds on October 16, 1972 in Elkhart. She survives along with children, Randy (Julie) Reynolds, Lisa (David) Bishop, Thomas (Karol) Erlacher, Kathleen (Roland) Houin ; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, William (Karen) Erlacher; sisters, Betty (Walt) Thomsen and Bonnie Wiebke. He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Erlacher.

James graduated from Notre Dame with a Masters in Economics. While studying there, he was Assistant Manager of the ND Bookstore. He taught at Bethel College, IUSB, Goshen College and had a teaching fellowship while at Notre Dame. For 35 years, James taught Social Studies and Economics at Elkhart Community Schools, retiring in 1998. He was selected as a teacher for a week long presidential classroom for young Americans in Washington, D.C. He was a member and past president of the Elkhart Teachers Association, a member of the National Education Association and Indiana State Teachers Association. James has numerous awards in Economics and Education. He also taught Junior Achievement and is in the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame.

Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home. A Mass will be celebrated on the Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Jim from his ND56 Classmates

Private family burial will be at St. Joseph Valley Cemetery, Granger, Indiana on Monday, December 22, 2014. The family residence is Linda C. Reynolds, 26998 Killian Lane; Elkhart, IN 46514-6026.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Faith Mission, Habitat for Humanity, the Elkhart County Humane Society or The National Parkinson’s Foundation.

Brought to you by: Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home Inc.

Hugh G. (Jerry) Wade Died Dec. 12, 2015

Bachelor of Arts
Juneau, Alaska
Speakers Club: Vice.Pres.
Pre Law Club
Hugh G. "Jerry" Wade, a lifelong Alaska resident, died after a long struggle with a neurological condition on Dec. 12, 2015. Jerry was a brilliant, inquisitive, generous, kind and industrious soul who will be deeply missed by his wife, children, grandchildren and countless other friends, family and clients who loved his infectious good humor, his sound judgment, his intricate storytelling abilities and his upbeat and outgoing nature. Jerry was born in Juneau, Alaska, on May 12, 1934. The community of Juneau provided the ideal stomping grounds for a childhood filled with the freedom to fish, hunt and explore the surrounding forest with his buddies. From these early experiences, he was inspired to successfully earn the rank of Eagle Scout. It was in Juneau that Jerry developed a lifelong passion for being on the water. From his father, Hugh J. Wade (who became Alaska's first Lt. Governor), Jerry gained key insights into politics, history and law. Alongside his father, Jerry was keenly involved in the movement for Alaskan statehood. He graduated from Catholic University Law School and took the Washington, D.C., bar exam in 1959, subsequently returning to Alaska, where he was recognized as a territorial lawyer - he passed the Alaska bar in 1960. Jerry actively practiced law in Anchorage, Alaska, for more than 50 years. He began his practice in an era when Alaska lawyers did not typically specialize, but took every kind of case, or were assigned them by the Bar Association. Jerry's early clients sometimes paid him with fish, bear skin rugs, gold nuggets or, in one case, an oil painting of the client's crying ex-wife. He later specialized in contract and commercial litigation, representing some of the state's best construction contractors and subcontractors. During those wild frontier boom times, Jerry was awoken more than once in the middle of the night to bail out one of his more colorful clients from jail - one time to find a drunk driving arrestee already released, sitting back on his favorite bar stool, and urging Jerry to join him for a drink. Jerry was President of the Anchorage Bar Association in 1974-1975, and he served on the Board of Bar Governors in 1982. He was known as a "lawyer's lawyer." His great enjoyment, five days a week, was lunching with a circle of colleagues, exploring the complexities of their cases as well as his own. Over the years, Jerry had many successful associations with dozens of lawyers, including being a partner in the firms of Atkinson, Wade, Conway & Young; Wade & DuBrock; Wade, Ditus & Hammond; Wade & DeYoung; and Wade, Kelly & Sullivan. He enjoyed long-lasting friendships with all of his colleagues. Many lawyers have considered Jerry a mentor. He had powerful gifts for analyzing difficult situations, empathizing with people, memorizing astonishing amounts of details and breaking down problems to their most solvable levels. He was a kind and gifted educator. His patience and compassion for people who struggled was exemplary. For many, Jerry was the guy who stood up for them and helped when nobody else could or would. Some of Jerry's happiest days were spent with his beloved wife, Sylvia, at their cabin on MacDonald Spit. Jerry loved nothing better than to go clamming on the beach, salmon fishing on his boat (with the occasional halibut thrown in, as a favor to Sylvia), blueberry picking in the fall, duck hunting with his friends, picking out the perfect piece of plywood at Home Depot, puzzling over domestic construction projects (preferably, ones that gave him an excuse to buy the latest gadget!), gardening, flying his plane, playing duplicate bridge (he was a Life Master), enjoying a fierce game of gin rummy or hearts with his family, watching his beloved Notre Dame football or basketball games (he was a proud 1956 ND graduate) or simply having a martini with friends while recounting stories. When his children Hugh, Megan and Greta were young, Jerry relished coaching and rooting for them at their hockey, gymnastics, volleyball, basketball and downhill skiing events. He cooked a mean sourdough pancake and smoked and canned his own salmon. He could recite Robert Service poems from memory and read tide tables, property plats and dense tech manuals - and then explain them to others. Jerry is survived by his wife, Sylvia of Medford, Ore.; son, Hugh J. Wade and granddaughter, Kyla Mae of Anchorage; daughter, Megan Wade with her husband, David Schroeder and their son, Charlie of Chicago, Ill.; daughter, Greta Wade with her husband, Laurent Dick and their son, Florian of Juneau, Alaska; stepdaughter, Deirdre Kelly with her husband, David Beers and their children, Nora and Quinn of Vancouver, British Columbia; stepdaughter, Marion Kelly and her husband, Ed Rais of Anchorage; stepsons, Edward of El Cajon, Calif., and Matthew Kelly of Anchorage; and sister, Sue McKeown and nieces and nephews and their children of Juneau. Jerry will be greatly missed by all of us who knew and loved him. The family is grateful for the loving care provided by Christina, Teresita and the Chan family during the last months of Jerry's life. A celebration of life will be held in Anchorage this summer, with a date and location to be decided. A Mass will be celebrated for Jerry by the Holy Cross Priests on Campus from his ND56 Classmates

Sylvia’s residence is 1641 Veranda Park Dr., Apt. 339; Medford, OR 97504

Published in Alaska Dispatch News on Jan. 6, 2016


Charles W. "Bill" King, longtime Edwardsville attorney, died August 5, 2015 at 12:18 am.
He is survived by his spouse, Jean Marie (Kendrick) King, his three children, Catherine D. Arnold of Calverton Park, MO; Daniel W. King (Suzy Beagen) of Ozark, IL; and Patrick J. King (Beth Koehler) of Makanda, IL; and his nine grandchildren: Catherine's children, Christopher, John-Patrick and Cate Arnold; Daniel's children, Katrina, Charlie, Brian, and Colleen King; and Patrick's children, Iris and Rowan King. Mr. King is also survived by a sister, M. Suzanne Bires (Jerry) of Carbondale, IL; sisters-in-law Mary Ann, Jane and Cheri Kendrick and brothers-in-law John and Dan Kendrick, and David Pope, former son-in-law Rick Arnold, as well as many dear nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant grandson, Mathew Thomas Arnold, and sister-in-law, Joan (Kendrick) Pope, Mrs. King's twin sister.
Mr. King was born September 27, 1934 in Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, IL to Dorothy (Steckler) King and Charles Grover King, spending the first years of his life on his maternal grandparents' farm, then moving with his parents during the World War II years to Nashville, TN. He graduated from Father Ryan High School in Nashville and was then admitted to the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN. He spoke of his days in Nashville, holding many jobs including working as a laborer-assistant "dynamite man," blasting rock for sewer construction, and selling souvenirs at the Grand Ole Opry, then held in the Ryman Auditorium, seeing all the great performers of that era and once performing as Tom Sawyer in a playhouse production with the late Mrs. Sarah Cannon, widely known as "Minnie Pearl," who Mr. King remembered as "a lovely person".
At Notre Dame, Mr. King was the Wing Commander of the 300 Unit Air Force ROTC and received an award from the American Legion. He worked his way through Notre Dame, primarily as a promotional writer and member of the production crew at the CBS-TV affiliate in South Bend, WSBT-TV.
After graduation from Notre Dame in 1956, Mr. King entered flight school in the U.S. Air Force, graduating from single engine jet pilot training at Webb AFB, TX in 1957. He was then assigned to Germany, where he flew multiple non-combat missions to all the NATO countries and travelled widely in Europe.e, Mr. King worked in St. Louis and then enrolled in St. Louis University Law School, graduating in 1963. (He joked that he received the "International Law Award" at SLU, which he said uniquely prepared him for practicing for over 50 years in Madison County, IL, whose ethnic, cultural, and political diversity he loved.) He first became a partner in the law firm of Burroughs, Simpson & King in Edwardsville, which later became the firm of Hepler Broom. Mr. King went into private practice in 1970. During his career he tried over 100 jury cases, representing a diversity of clients, including individuals, physicians, insurance companies, and major corporations. Always generous with his time, he often did pro-bono work for friends, family, and people that fully intended to pay him later.
Mr. King was an Assistant Illinois Attorney General and was the Edwardsville City Attorney under four successive mayors. His additional community leadership included contributions as Chairman of the Edwardsville Zoning Board; President and Board Member of the Edwardsville YMCA; host of the "Legal Line" local radio program for ten years; and several church and civic groups.
Though his accomplishments were many, Mr. King was most proud of his family. He and Mrs. King married on January 8, 1966 at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Normandy, MO. While raising their children, they travelled to all of the lower 48 contiguous states and most Canadian provinces, oftentimes with a canoe (built by Mr. King from a kit) strapped precariously to the roof of their car. Always eager to befriend the people with whom he crossed paths, Charles W. King will be missed by many. He had a gift for making the people in his life feel important and valued, especially those who lacked the resources, for whatever reasons, to always feel that way.
Visitation: Family may call from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m.; friends from 9:30 to 10:55; and enemies from 10:55 to 11:00 Monday, August 10, 2015, at St. Boniface Church, 110 N. Buchanan St., Edwardsville, IL.
Funeral: A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 10 at St. Boniface Church, Edwardsville, IL., with Very Rev. Jeffrey H. Goeckner, V.F. as celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Mr. King are suggested to the Camp Ondessonk Scholarship Fund, 3760 Ondessonk Road, Ozark, IL 62972.
The residence address: Mrs. Jean King; 404 W. 4th St.; Edwardsville, IL 62025-1458.
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Bill from his ND56 Classmates.

James Rossiter Sweeney Died in Maui 10/15/15

James Rossiter Sweeney December 1, 1934 - October 15, 2015 CARLSBAD It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of James Rossiter Sweeney, 80, on Thursday, October 15, 2015.He leaves his loving wife of 27 years, Ursula Monaco-Sweeney; his four children, Melissa Sweeny Penix, Erin Sweeney, Jamie Monaco and James Monaco; and his grandchildren, Zachary Penix and Zane Penix; his sisters, Suzanne Sweeney Bordenaro, her husband Ronald Bordenaro, Maureen Sweeney and Elizabeth Sweeney Sanders.James was born in Chicago, Illinois, December 1, 1934, to John and Rossita Sweeney. After growing up in the Chicago area and receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his MBA from Tulane University, James spent the next 29 years as a United States Marine, serving two tours of duty in Vietnam and retiring as a Colonel. He then began work as a financial consultant with Merrill Lynch continuing for the next 33 years and retired in March 2015. James was an active member of St. Patrick's Church where he served as a member of the Board of Directors of St. Patrick's Elementary School, President of the St. Patrick's Men's Club and recently a Director of the church's capital campaign as well as a lector. He was also a member of the Rotary Club of Carlsbad for 33 years during which time he served as President and Co-Director of the Carlsbad Oktoberfest. James was also active in local politics and community activities.A funeral Mass, with full military honors, will be celebrated, October 30, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at St Patrick's Catholic Church in Carlsbad. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Saint Patrick's Catholic Church of Carlsbad Capital Campaign Fund or Rotary Club of Carlsbad Scholarship Fund.
A Mass is being celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Crtoss priests for Jim from his ND56 Classmates.
The Family address is: Mrs. Ursula Sweeney; 3220 Donna Dr; Carlsbad, CA CA 92008-1124.
Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Oct. 25, 2015

Arthur J. Perry DIED IN SOUTH BEND MAY 22, 2015

B.S. Commerce
South Bend, Indiana
Villagers Club
Dean's List
International Relations Club
Arthur J. Perry March 10, 1934 - May 22, 2015 SOUTH BEND - Arthur J. Perry, 81, left this world peacefully and finally pain-free on May 22, 2015. Anyone who knew Art knew that he was a man of many incredible talents, not the least of which was his ability to defy the odds and survive even the most dire of diagnoses for the last 12 years. Art Perry was an intelligent, charming, well-read, and well-respected man in the community. During his 50+ years of service as an attorney, he also held several positions with local organizations, including the St. Joseph County Public Library, the Knights of Columbus, Chet Waggoner Little League, the ICCL, and more. He was dedicated to making sure that life was better for those around him. This was never more true than during his 30+ years as a softball and baseball coach for both Chet Waggoner and Corpus Christi School. Much to the chagrin of many of his players' parents, he was the type of coach who believed in giving every kid a chance to play and learn the game, not just the ones who could help the team win. In fact, of all of the things he missed during his retirement, he missed coaching the most. It was during his retirement that he poured all of his energy into coaching his two favorite teams, The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Chicago White Sox. Of course, he did this from the comfort of his home, but with no less enthusiasm than one would expect from the coach on the field. There's no telling how many more games and championships his teams would have won had they actually heard and listened to his advice. His entire life, he was a coach, a mentor, a provider, and the voice of reason (oftentimes a devil's advocate) for his family. Surviving him is his loving and devoted wife of more than 55 years, Theresa M. Perry; his daughters, Sheryl L. Perry, Michelle P. Gregor (John), Kimberly S. Perry, and Trisha A. Perry; his sons, Christopher A. Perry (Patricia) and Daryn J. Perry; and his grandchildren, Nicholas DeBoer, Ryan DeBoer, Jamie Gregor, Jonell Gregor, Brady Ruffing, C.J. Ruffing, and Bridget Perry. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Norman Perry and David Perry, and one son, Brian F. Perry. He was a graduate of South Bend Catholic and received his undergraduate BSC in Commerce and law degrees from the University of Notre Dame. In addition to his love of sports, especially baseball, Art had a passionate affinity for Old Time Radio programs, country music, the Sunday comics, the Stock Market, classic television, American history, and almost every kind of food known to man. It can easily be said that Art Perry was a "foodie" before being a "foodie" was even a thing. To know him was to love him, as his often ornery and cantankerous nature was a truly acquired taste. He was proud to be the dictionary definition of a curmudgeon. His life experiences and his vast knowledge made him a learned and respected counselor, even if you didn't want to hear what he had to say, as he was always known to speak his mind and never sugarcoat anything. He spent his final years teaching valuable lessons to those around him about the comfort qualities of different pillows, the enhancing flavor of store-bought ice, the joys of a well-made Reuben casserole, the entertainment value of the DVR, and the importance of supporting your local public library. His presence will be sorely missed, but his legacy will not be forgotten. The family would like to thank the caring staff of the SJRMC Visiting Nurses and Fresenius Nephrology, Inc., as well as the dedicated service of Prompt Ambulance. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 26th from 4-8 P.M. at Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, South Bend, IN. Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, May 27th at Corpus Christi Church in South Bend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Corpus Christi Parish.

The family Residence: The family of Arthur Perry; 2318 Council Oaks; South Bend, IN 46629.
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus for Art by the Holy Cross Priests from his ND56 Classmates.

William E. Weiman DIED IN DAVENPORT, IA 3/29/15

B.S. Commerce
Davenport, Iowa
Varsity Basketball
DAVENPORT — William E. Weiman, 80, died Sunday, March 29, 2015, at his home in Davenport. Per his wishes, the rite of cremation will be performed. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Bill was born Sept. 30, 1934, in Davenport to Herman and Marie (Welling) Weiman. He married Barbara Ludtke on July 14, 1956. He graduated from St. Ambrose Academy in 1952, and from the University of Notre Dame in 1956. He was a starting member of the Fighting Irish men’s basketball team from 1953-1956.

He was a U.S. Marine from 1956 to 1960, stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara; children, Lori, Gaithersburg, Md., Paul (Linda), Davenport, Lynn (Bob) Rumler, Davenport, Peter, Atlanta, Ga., Matthew (Laura), Savannah, Ga.; grandchildren, Bill Huber, Lizzie Huber, Nicki Huber, Eric Weiman and Troy Weiman; great-grandchildren, Nina, Evan and Wolf; sister, Marie Laake; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Weiman and Marilyn Roussell; brother-in-law, Joe Schloemer; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Tony, Joe and John; sister, Bernadine; and sister-in-law, Jane.

Bill cared deeply for his friends and family, and he wanted them all to know he loved them very much.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to American Cancer Society, the Handicapped Development Center or to a charity of your choosing.

THE FAMILY residence: Mrs. Barbara Weiman, 1323 Columbia Ct; Davenport, IA 52804.
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus for Bill by the Holy Cross priests from his ND56 Classmates.


B.B.A. Commerce
Rock Springs, Wyoming
Fisher Hall President
Manpower Management Club
Rocky Miubtain Club; Sec.
Thomas "Tom" John Kershisnik, 85, of Rock Springs, Wyoming passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2015 in Highlands Ranch, Colorado with loving family at his bedside. A lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Mr. Kershisnik had been in ill health for the past five months. He was born of August 14, 1930 in Rock Springs, Wyoming, the son of the late John J. and Angela Kershisnik. Mr. Kershisnik attended schools in Rock Springs and graduated from the Rock Springs High School in 1948. He attended and graduated from the University Of Notre Dame with a BBA degree in Commerce. He married the former Mary Jo Henderson at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Notre Dame, Indiana on June 4, 1956. Mr. Kershisnik was a United States Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict and served from June of 1948 until June of 1952. He was partner/owner of Excelsior Motors and also broker/owner of ERA The Homefinders in Rock Springs. A member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Community, Mr. Kershisnik was also a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Columbus, B.P.O.Elks Lodge and the American Legion Archie Hay Post #24. Survivors include his wife Mary Jo Kershisnik of Rock Springs, Wyoming; four sons Tim Kershisnik and wife Terri of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Dan Kershisnik of Rock Springs, Wyoming, Pat Kershisnik and wife Frances of Boise, Idaho, and Michael Kershisnik and wife Erin of Olympia, Washington; four daughters Joan Kershisnik Bayes and devoted partner Joel Cribb of Mesquite, Texas, Angela Kershisnik Rutledge and husband Rick of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Elizabeth "Bess" Kershisnik and husband Tim Draper of DeKalb, Illinois and Julia Kershisnik Sweedler and husband Steve of Shorewood, Illinois; one brother Donald Kershisnik and wife Renee of Northridge, California; twenty-three grandchildren Thomas, Kevin, Kathleen, Emma, Elizabeth, Mary, Madeleine, Sarah, Will, Jack, Grace, Rebecca, Ben, Eli, Francesca, Caroline, Angela (Elle), Halle, Angela, Tristan, Lincoln, Emrys and Kyra; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, John Kershisnik; two sisters, Angela Pipkin and Cecelia Thomas and one grandson, Henry (Hal) Kershisnik. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. Monday, October 19, 2015 at Saints Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, 633 Bridger Avenue, Rock Springs, Wyoming. A vigil service with rosary will be conducted at 6:00 P.M. Sunday at the church. Interment will be in the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the vigil service on Sunday and on Monday one hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers; Young At Heart Community Center, Hospice or the charity of your choice. Condolences can be sent to the family: Mrs. Mary Jo Kershisnik. 210 Aspen Way, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901.
A Mass is being celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Tom from his ND56 Classmates.


B.B.A. Commerce
Chicago, Illinois
Irish Club
Chicago Club; Vice Pres.
Manpower Management Club
John W. Broderick age 80. Longtime Flossmoor resident formerly of Chicago's South Shore neighborhood. University of Notre Dame graduate, class of 1956 with a BBA in Commerce. U.S. Marine Corps Veteran. Proprietor of Broderick Teaming Company.

Husband for 58 years of Barbara nee Mannix. Father of Patrick, John, Daniel (Carolyn), Michael (Tracy) Broderick, Mary (John) Tresslar, Margaret (Furio) Martini, Eileen Nolan, Brendan (Doris) and Sean (Kristie) Broderick.

Grandfather of Sarah, Patrick, Kathleen, David, Timothy, Flavia, Ryan, Kelly, Brendan, Erin, Dale, Connor, Alyssa, Aiden and Caleb.
Brother of the late William (Kathleen) Broderick.

Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Thursday October 8th from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Funeral Friday 9:15 AM to Infant Jesus of Prague Church, Flossmoor. Mass 10:00 AM. Entombment Calvary Cemetery, Evanston.

In lieu of flowers memorials in John's name to Good Shepherd Manor, P.O. Box 260, Momence, IL 60954, would be appreciated by his family. For further service information call 708-481-9230 or

The Family residence is Mrs. Barbara Broderick, 1117 Leavitt Ave. - Apt 114; Flossmoor, IL 60422-1521.

A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus for John by the Holy Cross priests from his ND56 Classmates.


Edward Nicholas Denn, 85, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on September 14, 2015. Preceded in death by his parents, Nick and Mary, and brothers, Tom and Billy. He is survived by his daughters, Laurie (Matt) Denn-Hanrahan, Sheila (Craig) Rossebo; sons, Jim (Liz) Denn and John (Katy) Denn; thirteen grandchildren, Catee, Madison, Nick, Sarah, Megan, Liam, Allie, Dana, Carly, Amy, Claire, Abbey and Tommy; and special friend Katherine Cohen and her family; three sisters, Sr. Maureen Denn CSJ, Sheila (late Lynn) Beaton and Mary Denn; brother Rev. James Denn CSC; many nieces and nephews, especially Mary Beaton Ek and Sharon Denn Larkins. Ed was a longtime friend of Bill W.

Ed was born in Buffalo, NY on June 1,1930. He served in the United States Army and enrolled at the University of Notre Dame on the GI Bill. Ed graduated from Notre Dame in 1956 and earned a law degree from Notre Dame in 1958. In law school, Ed was Editor of the Law Review. He practiced law in the Twin Cities for several decades until his retirement.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 10:00am at the Lakewood Memorial Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Ave S, Mpls, MN 55408. Visitation from 9:30-10:00am. Memorials may be made in his name to the Dorothy Day Center at: Catholic Charities, SDS 12-2961, PO Box 86, Mpls, MN 55486-2961.

A Mass will be celebrated by the Holy Cross Priests on Campus for Eddie from his ND56 Classmates.
The family residence is C/o Sheila Denn Rossebo; 1181 Edgcumbe Rd.; Apt. 1615; St. Paul Mn 55105.

Richard J. Vorwerk Died Aug. 26, 2015 in Oakbrook Terr, IL
Bachelor of Arts
Akron, Ohop
Dean's List
Richard (Dick) Vorwerk died peacefully on August 26, 2015 at the age of 81. He is survived by his wife Evonne Anderson, daughters Hannah Vorwerk Cassidy (George) and Melinda Vorwerk Humphrey (Pete), grandchildren Peter, Jacob, Luke, Hannah, George, and Henry, sisters Agnes Smith (William) and Frances Peterson, and many beloved nieces and nephews. Dick spent his childhood in Akron, Ohio and attended Campion Jesuit High School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. After obtaining his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, he joined the Jesuits and continued formation for seven years, earning a Masters of Philosophy from Loyola University of Chicago and teaching at the University of Detroit High School. He left the Jesuits in 1963 and continued his academic pursuits, earning a Masters of Library Science and Doctorate of Library Science with an emphasis in Business Management from the University of Indiana. Dick joined Governors State University (GSU) in University Park, IL as the founding Director of the Library in 1970, and served in many capacities during his 35-year tenure, including Dean of Special Programs and Continuing Education, Dean of Off-Campus Activities, and Professor of Business Management and Ethics. He served as Treasurer of Park Forest South (now University Park) during its formative years. He married Evonne and moved to the western suburbs of Chicago in 1994. Dick was blessed with many lasting friendships from every stage of life, including his Poker Club comprised of GSU friends and colleagues, which began meeting on a monthly basis over 40 years ago and continues to this day. Dick had an off-beat sense of humor and love of puns, a sharp, analytical mind, and an eye for talent and ability in others. His family considers his strongest qualities to have been his easy and full appreciation of them as their own people, no matter the ups and downs, and his unconditional, generous love.
Memorial Visitation Sunday 3:00 PM to 7:00PM at Adams-Winterfield & Sullivan Funeral Home, 4343 Main Street, (1 blk. So. of Ogden Ave.) Downers Grove. Funeral Monday at Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church, 1 S 314 Summit Avenue, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181. Memorial Mass 10:00AM. Interment Private. Donations in Dick’s memory can be made to the Richard J. Vorwerk Society, Friends of the Library at Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, Room D34200, University Park, IL 60484, Phone: (708) 534-7892, Web:
A MASS is being celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Dick from the ND56 family.
The family residence is 1595 So. Spring Road; Oakbrook Terrace, IL 61081
B.S. Commerce
Canton Club
Knights of Columbus
Finance Club
Robert A. "Bob" Richard September 13, 1934 - August 7, 2015

Resided in Alexandria, VABeloved husband of Eileen Richard and former spouse of Joan Bird; father of Kathryn Zarobila, Christopher Richard (Barbara), Matthew Richard, Caroline King (Eric), Christine Meier and Steven Meier (Sharon); Bob is also survived by nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends may call at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8710 Mt. Vernon Memorial Hwy. Alexandria, VA 22309 on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Emergency Fund.

A Mass will be celebrated by the Holy Cross priests for Bob from his ND56 Classmates. The family address is 1003 Priscilla Lane; Alexandria, VA 22308

FRED “BUD” NICHOLSON Died 4/20/2015 in Palos Hts, IL
Fred X. “Bud” Nicholson, Proud Army Veteran of the Korean War, graduate of the University of Notre Dame & the ultimate “Fighting Irish” football fan. Above all, Bud cherished his family & friends.
Beloved husband of Joan (nee Muellman) Nicholson.
Loving father of Christine (David) Rambke, the late William Patrick Nicholson & Judy (Luis) Fernandez.
Proud grandfather of Nick (Kara) Rambke, Patrick Rambke & Casey (Sean) Hill and Luis, Joan & William Fernandez.Cherished great grandfather of Jacob, Michael & Ruby.
Dear brother of the late Thomas (late Norinne) Nicholson. A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Fred from his ND56 Classmates.
The family address is: Mrs. Joan Nicholson; 2505 Medinah Ct.; Palos Heights 60463
Visitation Thursday, April 23rd from 4 until 8 p.m.
Chapel prayers Friday, April 24th, 9:30 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Saint Alexander Church, Mass 10:00 a.m.
Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 would be appreciated.

1935 ~ 2014

June 11, 2015 at 11:00am (Eastern Standard Time)
Section 66, Grave 696

Michael Harold McDonald was born in Watertown, New York on June 17, 1935 to Harold Joseph McDonald and Grace Allison Byrnes McDonald. The family moved to Fulton, New York where Michael attended grade school and high school. In 1952 he attended the University of Notre Dame in Indiana and graduated Cum Laude in 1956. He then joined the United States Navy in 1957 and became an officer, serving his country with the greatest dedication and pride until his retirement in November of 1981.

During his 25 years of service, Michael was awarded or authorized the following Decorations, edals, Badges, Citations, and Campaign Ribbons:
Bronze Star Medal W/Combat V
Navy Commendation Medal
Combat Action Ribbon
Navy Unit Commendation W/2 Bronze Stars
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Antarctic Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnamese Service Medal W/5 Bronze Stars
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon
Vietnamese Armed Forces Honor Medal
Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit
Citation [Civil Actions Medal, First Class
Color with Palm]
Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces
Meritorious Unit Citation [Gallantry Cross
Medal Color with Palm]
Surface Warfare Officer Insignia
B.Ph. Commerce
Fulton, New York
Michael is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Grace McDonald, his younger brother Gordon McDonald, and infant son Owen Christopher McDonald. Michael is survived by his wife of 41 years Alice, and children, Rodrigo, Martin, Heather [Ron] Oskey, Rose McDonald Goodwin, Andrew [Nicole], and Albert [Kim], his ten grandchildren, four nephews, one niece, and his sister Phyllis [Pete] Peterson Ret Col USAF. Michael will be greatly missed by his old school friends, the many friends in his parish of Our Lady of Victory in Crestview, the Knights of Columbus, and Sharing & Caring of restview, Florida.

Michael will be interred with his son, Owen Christopher McDonald (February 13, 1976 to February 15, 1976) at Arlington National Cemetery.

My wife and I attended his Christian Memorial and Committal Service with "Full Military Honors" on 11 June. His caisson was drawn by 6 matched horses with an officer on a seperate horse, an escort of 21 sailors with officers, a military band of 20 with flag carriers, a seven man rifle salute group firing 3 shots with officer, the trumpeter for taps, the chaplain etc. All military in Navy dress whites. You get the idea. From his listed awards on the last page - he deserved it and more.
I'm one of his "old school friends" who will miss him. He is buried in Section 66, Grave 696. He is the last of the three men from Fulton, N.Y. that entered Notre Dame in 1952. The others were Anthony Castorina and Peter Conley, all predeceased.
A Mass is being celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Mike from his ND56 Classmates.

B.S. Commerce
Kankakee, Illinois
Knights of Columbus
Marketing Club
Kenneth F. Bergeron passed away Friday, June 19, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. Ken was born on September 25, 1934 in Kankakee, Illinois; his parents Edwin and Alice Bergeron also from Kankakee. Ken graduated from Culver Military Academy in 1952. In 1956, he graduated from Notre Dame with a Bachelor's Degree. Philosophy in Commerce. Ken was an astute businessman. He had owned and operated over seventeen auto dealerships nationwide. He moved to Kansas City area in 1975. He also owned K.A.L. Leasing Company dealing in cars, trucks, and equipment in the U.S. Mexico, great Britain, Australia and Canada. He had also served on the National Auto Advisory Committee. Ken retired in 1986. However, he continued to stay active in the community serving as Director of Mark Twain Bank; Avila University Advisory Board; Director of Ronald McDonald House 4-Kids; and a member of the Blue Hills Country Club. He was a devoted Catholic and was a member of the Church of the Ascension parish for many years. Ken was preceded in death by his parents, sister Joyce Dahling who passed away in 2000 and his son Kenneth who passed away in 2011. He is survived by his children: son Craig Bergeron and wife Wendy, son Kyle Bergeron, daughter Beth and her husband Chip Hancock, seven grandchildren: Breanna Bergeron Scroggins, Samantha Bergeron, Alex Bergeron, Kaylin Bergeron, Shawn Hancock, Elizabeth Hancock, and Logan Bergeron. Ken was an avid sports fan of Notre Dame. He was a man of great generosity and will be deeply missed. A Visitation will be from 5-7:00pm at the Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia St., Lenexa, KS 66215 with a Rosary prayed at 6:30pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00am Wednesday, June 24, at the Church of the Ascension, 9510 W. 127th St. Overland Park, KS 66213; Burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa, KS. (Condolences may be expressed at: Arrangements: Porter Funeral Homes & Crematory, (913) 438-6444) Porter Funeral Homes and Crematory. A MASS WILL BE CELEBRATED ON CAMPUS by the Holy Cross priests for Ken from his ND56 Classmates.
B.S. Commerce
Avella, Oennsylvania
WITHUM, LAWRENCE A. "LARRY", Jr. Age 81, of Finleyville, PA., died Thursday, May 14, 2015, at his home. He was born March 12, 1934, in Avella, a son of Lawrence A. and Clara Rohr Withum. Mr. Withum was retired as an accountant and vice president with Coen Oil Company in Washington. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Finleyville. Mr. Withum was an avid Notre Dame fan, Class of 1956, and enjoyed playing golf. Surviving are his wife, Gloria Morris Withum; a son, David Withum of Monongahela; four daughters, Gloria Masters of Finleyville, Debbie Masters of Venetia, Laura Dixon and her husband, Jim of Eighty-Four, and Diane Masters of Monongahela; two brothers, Phillip Withum of Ocean Isle Beach, NC and Jeff Withum of Mt. Lebanon; two sisters, Clarice Dohanich of Austin, TX and Rosemary Wolf of Avella; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Deceased is a brother, Jay Withum. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at KEGEL FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3560 Washington Avenue, in Finleyville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, May 18, 2015, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Finleyville, with Reverend Robert J. Boyle as celebrant. Interment will follow in Finleyville Cemetery.
A Mass will be celebrated for Larry by the Holy Cross priests on Campus from his ND56 Classmates.
The family address is c/o Mrs Gloria Withum; 5023 Union St; Finleyville, PA 15332.
DR. LAWRENCE F. BARNET (“The Doctors’ Doctor") DIED in NJ 4/14/15
Bachelor of Science
Port Huron, Michigan
PATERSON A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. John the Baptist Cathedral's Bishop Rodimer Community Center here April 18 for Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Francis Barnet of Franklin Lakes, who died April 14. He was 79.

Dr. Barnet was well known in the Diocese of Paterson for providing medical care to residents with disabilities who live in the group homes operated by the Department for Persons with Disabilities (DPD), an agency of Catholic Charities.

Born in Port Huron, Mich. Dr. Barnet was graduated from the University of Notre Dame, Ind., in 1956 in only three years. He received his medical degree from Loyola University's Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago in 1960.

Dr. Barnet enjoyed a long and distinguished career in medicine, during which he became affectionately known as ³The Doctors' Doctor.² He began his career in 1961, spending about a year at L'Hospital St. Antoine in Jeremie, Haiti, where he served as a staff physician with the Dr. Tom Dooley Foundation. Dooley was also a Notre Dame alumnus. He next honored his military service requirements at the U.S. Public Health Services Hospital in Staten Island, N.Y., serving as a staff physician in the emergency room and clinic He also served as assistant chief of medicine at St. Michael Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

He then joined Medical Internists, a group practice in Paterson, which also began his long affiliation with St. Joseph Regional Medical Center there. He opened his own practice in 1977, which he maintained in Haledon for 37 years with his wife and partner, Liz. Over the years, Dr. Barnet cared for thousands of patients who sought his diagnostic capabilities, his caring touch, and his dedicated time and thorough consideration. Some of Dr. Barnet's favorite patients were the residents of the DPD¹s group homes. Dr. Barnet worked with the DPD for more than 35 years and was the primary care for group home residents. Dr. Barnet also made house and hospital visits when needed. ³Many of the individuals who we care for have complex medical issues,² said Scott Milliken, DPD executive director. ³Dr. Barnet was always patient and kind and treated everyone with dignity and respect. He saved the lives of many of our people.

Dr. Barnet received numerous awards, recognition, and accolades for his years of dedication, service, and compassion healing those as Christ called him to do. In 2002, Barnet received the Diocese¹s inaugural Dean McNulty Award for outstanding efforts in ³imitating Jesus, healer of the sick, counselor of the infirm and lover of the poor.

He was honored numerous times by the DPD, most notably in 2006 when the group home for residents in Pompton Lakes was named Barnet House for his work, compassion, and commitment to the residents at DPD¹s nine group homes. Barnet is survived by his wife of 30 years, Elizabeth (Liz) (nee Fuchs), and their three children, Elizabeth Barnet of Manhattan and Katherine Barnet and Lawrence Barnet Jr., both at home in Franklin Lakes; three children from his first marriage, Anna Barnet of Paris, France, and Kristin Barnet and David Barnet, both of Queens; two siblings and two grandchildren.

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Larry from his ND56 Classmates.
The Barnet residence is 37 Pompton Rd, Haledon, NJ.

Bachelor of Science
Worcester, Mass.
French Club
Dr. Henry Laing Kirkendall Jr. of Vero Beach formerly Worcester, Mass and Harwichport, Mass died April 14, 2015.

He was predeceased by his parents Dr. Henry L. Kirkendall and Bertha L. Kirkendall and sister Mary L. Feeney. Beloved husband of 57 years of Mrs. Maureen E. Kirkendall. Devoted father of Elizabeth Kirkendall Hotz; Martha Kirkendall Murray and her husband William Bruce Murray; Henry L. Kirkendall, III; Col. David A. Kirkendall USAF and his wife Kimberly. Loving grandfather of Cathleen and Emily; Madeline, Katherine, William and Anna; Laura, Henry IV, Caroline and Julia; D. Andrew, Jr. and Landon. Loving brother of Georgene Harrison and Margaret Kirkendall. Loving brother-in-law of Mary Herlihy: Catherine Beyer and husband James; Patricia Doyle; Jane Dee and husband Francis.

Calling hours will be at Strunk Funeral Home, Vero Beach from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM April 17, 2015 with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 500 Iris Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32963.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that you remember Henry with memorial contributions to the VNA of Vero Beach, 111 36th Lane, Vero Beach, Fla. 32960, The Wound Healing Center at Indian River Medical Center, 1000 36th Street, Vero Beach, Fla. 32960 and The Notre Dame Club of Greater Vero Beach Scholarship Fund, made through contributions to the annual fund, University of Notre Dame, Department of Development, 1100 Grace Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556. A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Hank from his ND56 Classmates.
The Family residence is 4303 Summer Breeze Terrace; Vero Beach, FL 32967.

Bachelor of Arts
Notre Dame, Indiana
Rev. James T. Burtchaell, CSC Died April 9 at ND.
Rev. James T. Burtchaell III, C.S.C. March 31, 1934 - April 10, 2015 NOTRE DAME - Rev. James T. Burtchaell, C.S.C., 81, died Friday (April 10, 2015) at Holy Cross House. He was born to James T. Burtchaell, Jr. and Marion M. (Murphy) Burtchaell on March 31, 1934, in Portland, OR. He attended All Saints and Columbia Prep School. He was received into the Congregation on August 15, 1952. He professed vows on August 16, 1953 and graduated with a bachelor degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1956. He also held a degree in theology from the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy; an L.S.S. in Sacred Scripture from the Biblical Commission in Rome, Italy; and a Ph.D. in Divinity from Cambridge University in Cambridge, England. Fr. Burtchaell professed Final Vows on August 16, 1956 and was Ordained as a priest May 21, 1960. He returned to the university as a theology professor in 1966. Burtchaell served as the University of Notre Dame's first provost for seven years beginning 1970. He was also chair of the Theology Department from 1968 to 1970. Fr. Burtchaell was on leave from the University for the 1991-92 academic year, when he was a visiting professor at Princeton University. His resignation was effective at the conclusion of that academic year. He continued to remain a member of the Congregation of Holy Cross but no longer served in public ministry. He resided at Casa Santa Cruz in Phoenix, AZ except for a period of time when he returned to Portland, OR to care for his mother in her last days. Since 2009, he resided at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, IN. Fr. Burtchaell is survived by his brother, Robert K. Burtchaell of Portland, Oregon and sister, Martha Burtchaell Bernadelli of Seaside, Oregon. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Marion (Murphy) Burtchaell, and by a sister, Margaret Burtchaell of South Bend, Indiana. A wake service will be held at Moreau Seminary Chapel at 7:30 P.M. on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 and the Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 3:30 P.M. Burial will follow at the Holy Cross Community Cemetery. Memorial contributions in support of the mission and ministries of the Congregation of Holy Cross may be made to: United States Province of Priests and Brothers, Office of Development, P.O. Box 765, Notre Dame, IN 46556-0765 or online at
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus for Jim by the Holy Cross Priests from Jim’s ND56 Classmates.
Richard Berres Died 3/30/15 in Kenosha, WI
Richard James Berres, 82, of Kenosha, died Monday, March 30, 2015, at Hospice Alliance, Pleasant Prairie. He was born on Dec. 5, 1932, in Racine, Wis., he was the son of the late William and Corinne (Nee: Shute) Berres.
Richard attended Holy Name Grade School and St. Catherine's High School in Racine. He graduated from the University Notre Dame where he received a B.A. in Sociology and Electrical Engineering. He earned his Master's Degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. >> He proudly served in the United States Army from 1956-1958. Richard was assigned as a cryptographer to the Pentagon and SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers-Europe), Paris, France.
On Oct. 11, 1958, he was married to Judith Weins at Holy Name Catholic Church, Racine. He and Judy lived in Milwaukee and Waukesha before moving to Kenosha in 1966. He served as Director of Kenosha Catholic Social Services for nearly three decades.
He is survived by his wife, Judith; one daughter, Susan Jean Berres (Rob Craighurst) of Charlottesville, Va,; one son, John Robert Berres (Leslie Bardes) of Oconomowoc; three grandchildren, Lily Zhou-Mei Ji of Charlottesville, Va., Louise Bardes and George Bardes, both of Oconomowoc; one step-granddaughter, Laura Craighurst (John Perrigo) of Montana; sister, Nancy (James) Lathrop; sisters-in-law, Barb Berres, Jeanne Maushammer; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Berres and his godfather, Raymond Berres.
A Memorial Mass was celebrated Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 7307 40th Ave., with Rev. Roman Stikel officiating. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m. Private interment will be held at Mound Cemetery, Racine. Memorials to Kenosha Achievement Center or Hospice Alliance have been suggested. Please send condolences to
B.S. Commerce
Parma, Ohio
Accounting Club
Commerce Forum

KORTAN JOSEPH E. KORTAN, 83, passed away Dec. 6, 2014.
Beloved husband of Diane P. (nee Dill); loving father of Ted, Mary, Paul (Jamie), Timothy(deceased), Tina (Tony) Cancian and Damian (Darcie); cherished grandfather of Emily, Olivia, Elizabeth, Grace, Sophia, Gideon, Katie, Eve and Timothy; dear brother of Marilyn Todia and Raymond. When he wasn't driving Ferraris and Lamborghinis here in Northeast Ohio, Joseph was putting around the world on a 125cc motorcycle for months at a time. Mr. Kortan, owner of the exotic car rental firm "Motor Cars Masculine" and his wife Diane took more than 20 international cycle trips in the past 15 years. Along the way, they were attacked by hundreds of bees in India, took underground shelter from 120 degree heat and blinding sandstorms in Tunisia and survived an overnight kidnapping and robbery in Bolivia.

Mass of Christian Burial St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 5891 Ridge Rd., Parma on Friday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. Interment Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman. The family will receive friends in the TOMON & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 7327 PEARL RD. (S. OF BAGLEY), MIDDLEBURG HTS. ON THURSDAY FROM 2-4 AND 6-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the Kortan family urges donations to the Catholic Relief Services at
An Accounting Major in Commerce, Joe, graduated from U. of Notre Dame Class of 1956.

His residence is c/o Paul Kortan 2229 Brittany Rd. Brunswick, OH 44212.

A MASS will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Joe from his ND56 Classmates.

The Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, the strong-minded former president of the University of Notre Dame who stood up to both the White House and the Vatican as he transformed Catholic higher education in America and raised a powerful moral voice in national affairs, died late Thursday, Feb. 27, 2015 in South Bend, Ind. He was 97.The university confirmed his death in a statement on its website, saying he had died just before midnight at Holy Cross House, which is next to the University.

As an adviser to presidents, special envoy to popes, theologian, author, educator and activist, Father Hesburgh was for decades considered the most influential priest in America. In 1986, when he retired after a record 35 years as president of Notre Dame, a survey of 485 university presidents named him the most effective college president in the country.

The university confirmed his death in a statement on its website, saying he had died just before midnight at Holy Cross House, which is next to the university.

As an adviser to presidents, special envoy to popes, theologian, author, educator and activist, Father Hesburgh was for decades considered the most influential priest in America. In 1986, when he retired after a record 35 years as president of Notre Dame, a survey of 485 university presidents named him the most effective college president in the country.

“In his historic service to the nation, the church and the world, he was a steadfast champion for human rights, the cause of peace and care for the poor,” the Rev. John I. Jenkins, Notre Dame’s president, said in a statement.

Father Hesburgh held more than a dozen White House appointments under six presidents. For years, he was chairman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights and of the Select Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy.

Yet he was never awed by the power of the Oval Office. He tangled with the Nixon administration over busing, civil rights and other issues, skirmishes that led to his resignation as chairman of the Civil Rights Commission. He also fought a White House plan to use federal troops to put down campus demonstrations and persuaded the president to drop the idea.

He was just as willing to stand up to the Roman Catholic hierarchy. Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II called on him for help in a variety of ecumenical matters, yet he resisted the church’s attempts to assert greater control over Catholic universities in the United States.

After the Second Vatican Council, in the mid-1960s, endorsed a larger role for lay Catholics in the Mass and other aspects of the faith, Father Hesburgh handed over control of the university from the Congregation of the Holy Cross, which had founded it in 1842, to a largely secular board.

Having a major Catholic university governed by laymen was not popular with the Vatican or with conservative Catholics. Some members of the Holy Cross order feared that Father Hesburgh had surrendered too much control. But he argued that by bringing in secular leaders with a wide range of skills, the university gained greater governing expertise and more financial flexibility.

Since then, nearly every major Catholic college has followed his lead and formed a lay board.

Father Hesburgh further inflamed his conservative critics by leading a group of Catholic educators to assert a degree of doctrinal independence from Rome. Meeting at the Holy Cross retreat in Land O’Lakes, Wis., in 1967, the group issued a landmark policy statement declaring that the pursuit of truth, not religious indoctrination, was the ultimate goal of Catholic higher learning in the United States. That position had implications for what could be taught at the universities and who could be hired to teach, issues that remain contentious.

Father Hesburgh received 150 honorary degrees from other colleges and universities. He was the only Catholic priest ever elected to Harvard’s Board of Overseers, and served as the governing board’s president from 1994 to 1996.

Father Hesburgh understood the special role football played in Notre Dame’s reputation. But he was not a huge football fan, and he resented the influence that collegiate sports had on higher education. At his inauguration as president in 1952, he was appalled when local newspapers sent sportswriters to cover the event, and he refused to cooperate with photographers who asked him to pose with a football.

“I’m not the football coach,” he barked at the surprised journalists. “I’m the president.”

Yet he was not averse to calling attention to Notre Dame’s football legends. When President Ronald Reagan gave the commencement address at the university in 1981 and received an honorary degree, Father Hesburgh referred in his remarks to Mr. Reagan’s role as the Fighting Irish halfback George Gipp in the film “Knute Rockne — All American.” The dying words of Mr. Reagan’s character, “Win one for the Gipper,” had by then become Reagan iconography.

“We welcome the president of the United States back to health,” Father Hesburgh told cheering students on the day of the visit, Mr. Reagan’s first major appearance after the assassination attempt against him. “We welcome the president of the United States back into the body of his people, the Americans, and lastly, here at Notre Dame, here in a very special way, we welcome the Gipper at long last back to get his degree.” Mr. Reagan graduated from Eureka College in 1932.

Theodore Martin Hesburgh was born in Syracuse on May 25, 1917, one of five children of Theodore Bernard Hesburgh and the former Anne Murphy. His father was an executive at the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company.

Reared in a religious home, Father Hesburgh had wanted to be a priest from age 6. When he was in the eighth grade, four Holy Cross missionaries came to preach at his parish church and captivated him with their talk of Notre Dame.

After graduating from high school, he entered the Holy Cross seminary on the Notre Dame campus and was later sent to Rome to study for advanced degrees in philosophy and theology. But with the outbreak of World War II, he was forced to return to the United States. He was ordained at Notre Dame in 1943, when he was 26.

After taking his vows, Father Hesburgh asked to be assigned to an aircraft carrier as a chaplain. Instead, his superiors ordered him to remain on campus to teach naval officers.

who were being sent there for wartime training. He also served as chaplain to returning veterans.

Father Hesburgh initially resisted going into administration at Notre Dame, preferring to stay in the classroom. But he was made vice president and assistant to the president, the Rev. John J. Cavanaugh. In 1952, at age 35, he took over as president.

At the time, Notre Dame was a small university regarded as strong in football and weak in just about everything else but theology. Father Hesburgh set out to build up the faculty, upgrade the academic standards and increase the size of the school, which admitted women for the first time in 1972. He became an effective fund-raiser, inheriting a $9 million endowment and increasing it to $350 million. Today, Notre Dame has one of the largest endowments in the nation, exceeding $9 billion.

Father Hesburgh served on 16 presidential commissions, in both Democratic and Republican administrations. His first appointment was in 1954, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower named him to the National Science Board. Mr. Eisenhower made him a charter member of the Commission on Civil Rights in 1957. He became its chairman in 1969.

Under his leadership the commission criticized President Richard M. Nixon for not directing his administration to enforce civil rights laws. During Mr. Nixon’s re-election campaign, in 1972, Father Hesburgh blasted the president’s opposition to school busing, calling it “the most phony issue in the country.” Mr. Nixon demanded his resignation a few weeks after the election.

Although he fiercely opposed the war in Vietnam, Father Hesburgh was praised by Vietnam-era hawks in 1969, when he took a tough stance on antiwar protests on campus. He threatened to expel student demonstrators who blocked access to university buildings.

President Nixon sent Father Hesburgh a telegram congratulating him for the assertive way in which he had defused tensions and asked him to help Vice President Spiro T. Agnew draw up legislation to handle campus turmoil across the nation. Father Hesburgh balked, saying he saw no legitimate role for the federal government to play on campus, and the idea was eventually dropped.

He became especially close to President Jimmy Carter, who shared many of his ideals.

about personal humility and service. In recognition of Father Hesburgh’s passion for flying, Mr. Carter made it possible for him to ride in the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic reconnaissance jet. Along with a trained Air Force pilot, Father Hesburgh, then 62, momentarily exceeded the speed record of Mach 3.35, more than 2,193 miles per hour. The speed was not maintained long enough to be considered an official record, but it allowed Father Hesburgh to realize his dream of experiencing supersonic flight.

He retired from Notre Dame in 1987. Soon after stepping down, he and the Rev. Edmund P. “Ned” Joyce, who was Notre Dame’s executive vice president under Father Hesburgh, took a year to travel across the country in a recreational vehicle. He wrote of their trip in the book “Travels With Ted and Ned.”

Returning to Notre Dame in retirement, Father Hesburgh took an office behind the book stacks on the 13th floor of the Hesburgh library, the building called “Touchdown Jesus” because of a mosaic of Christ with outstretched arms that rises over the stadium. There he devoted himself to developing plans for the creation of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, which was founded with the support of the philanthropist Joan B. Kroc, wife of the McDonald’s Corporation founder, Ray Kroc, and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, which are both housed at Notre Dame.

With William C. Friday, the former president of the University of North Carolina, Father Hesburgh led a special commission on big-time intercollegiate sports in 1991. Critical of excesses at some universities, the panel’s report recommended that presidents take greater control of athletic programs. “We would love to put the sleaziness of college athletics to rest with this report,” Father Hesburgh said.

In 1994 he oversaw a fund to help President Bill Clinton pay for his legal defense related to the Whitewater land deal investigation.

Mr. Clinton was later authorized by Congress to award Father Hesburgh the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation’s highest civilian award. President Lyndon B. Johnson had awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964.

He is survived by his younger brother, James (’55) and his family. As his eyesight deteriorated with advancing macular degeneration, Father Hesburgh had to limit his travel and curtail his activities. But he attended every home game in Notre Dame’s undefeated regular season in 2012. And he continued to receive honors. An especially meaningful one to him came in 2013, when the Navy made him an honorary chaplain, fulfilling in part his dream from 70 years earlier of serving as chaplain aboard an aircraft carrier. “I hope I will continue to serve our Navy as well as our country in every way possible,” Father Hesburgh, just weeks short of turning 96, said during the ceremony at Notre Dame. “Anchors aweigh!” courtesy NY TIMES, 2/28/15

B.S. Arch.
Detroit Lakes, Minnesoto
Air Cadet Club
James F. (Jim) SCHROEDER Died Sept. 7 in Tampa, FL
SCHROEDER, James F. (Jim), 82, a long-time resident of Brandon, FL, passed away on Sunday, September 7, 2014, after a long illness and while under hospice care. Jim was preceded in death by his father Francis, mother Ida, former wife Jeanne, daughter Maria, son Kevin and step-son Warren. Survived by his wife Carmon (Brandon, FL), (5) children, Mary (Alan) Barnes (AK), Jeanne (Randy) Robshaw, James (Jimmie) Schroeder, Cathy Worley, Scott Schroeder, step-son Keith (Karian) Fogle all from FL. (4) siblings, Mary Lou O'Donnell (CO), Janie (Joe) Lawrence (PA), William (Joann) Schroeder (MN), Thomas (Betty) Schroeder (MN). Many nieces and nephews along with 13 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. After graduating from Notre Dame, in architecture, Jim became a Captain and Jet Pilot in the United States Air Force then furthering his education at University of Florida. On Saturday, September 13, 2014 visitation will be from 1-3pm. Funeral Service will begin at 3pm at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4207 E. Lake Avenue., Tampa, FL 33610. Jim will be laid to rest at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park.
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Jim from his ND56 Classmates. The family residence is c/o Mrs. Carmon Schroeder; 1909 Derbywood Dr.; Brandon, FL 33510-2616.
Bachelor of Arts
Hamilton, Ontario
Varsity Football
JOSEPH EDWARD (MARKOWSKI) MARKSON December 11, 1932 - November 17, 2014 We celebrate the loving and faithful life of Joe Markson, who passed away after a valiant battle with cancer at St. Michael's Hospital, on Monday, November 17, 2014, in his 82nd year. Brother to Edward and the late Jenny; dear husband of Margaret for 54 years; loving and kind father of Joseph (Alicia), James (Carol), Maureen Lamb (Patrick), Anne and Catherine McGovern (Damian) ; and joyful, proud and greatly loved grandpa to his eight grandchildren, Matthew, Christian, James, Andrew, Amelia, Jack, Julia and Leah. Joe was the devoted son of Polish immigrants, Boleslaw and Amelia Markowski. He was born in Calgary and raised in Hamilton. Joe attended and played football for Cathedral High School. The Cathedral Gaels were the Ontario Red Feather Champions and Joe won the most valuable player award in 1951. Joe became the first Canadian to receive a full football scholarship to play for Notre Dame. Wearing No. 43, Joe played on the 1953 Notre Dame undefeated football team coached by Frank Leahy. Joe graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1962. Joe and Margaret raised their growing family in Mississauga where he practiced law for most of his career in the firm of Weir & Markson. Joe lit up dark rooms and our hearts with his irresistible smile and a voice that carried through walls. He was happiest when he was with his family. We love and thank him for countless treasured memories and priceless gifts, among them: Walt Disney World, jazz singers, old movies, the cottage years, education and the eternal gifts of faith, family, unconditional love and teaching us how to pray. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy. 10, N. of QEW), on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary Star of the Sea, 11 Peter St. S., Mississauga, on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 11 a.m. Joe was a devout Catholic and he had an affection for the homeless.
A Mass is being celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Joe from his ND56 Classmates. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Toronto Central Council, 416-364-5577, Online condolences may be made through
B.S. Commerce
Peoria, Illinois
Marketing Club
Richard Denis Berry DIED IN GLENDORA, CA 1/21/15
Richard Denis Berry, 80, passed away at home on January 21, 2015, in Glendora, California. Denis was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 30, 1934, to the late Richard Joseph and Audrey Kathryn ( Fulton ) Berry. He graduated from Corpus Christi High School, in Galesburg, Illinois, in 1952, and received a BS in Commerce from the University of Notre Dame in 1956. Denis married Carol Lea (Timberlake) Berry on January 19, 1957, and celebrated their 58th anniversary this year. Denis was honored to serve two years in the United States Army from 1957 to 1959, at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. After his service, Denis began his career in sales and marketing in Peoria, Illinois. Denis and family moved to Glendora, California, in 1969, where he worked at Rain Bird Sprinklers Manufacturing Corporation until his retirement in 1989. In retirement, Denis volunteered as an ombudsman for long-term care patients and an AARP tax preparer for senior citizens. In his spare time, Denis enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, traveling, playing cards with Carol, and grilling the best Fourth of July ribs in Los Angeles County. Denis also occasionally paced in the front yard during the final minutes of Notre Dame football games.

Along with his parents, Denis was preceded in death by his sister Mary Berry (Sister Sharon of the Order of Saint Benedict). He is survived by his loving wife Carol; two sisters, Barbara (Thomas) Saggau and Sheila (Bernard) Seibert; four children, Denise (Norm) Lopez of San Bernardino, California, Sean (Mary Anne) Berry of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Patrick (Hannah) Berry of Chaska, Minnesota, and Amy (Gregg) Kloke of Chanhassen, Minnesota; fourteen grandchildren, Trisha (Mark) Ortiz; Lauren, Christine, and Norman (Pam) Lopez; Patrick, Timothy, Joseph, and Finbar Berry; Sydney, Samuel, and Jessie Berry; David, Ryan, and Benjamin Kloke; and three great-grandchildren, Paisley and Jonah Ortiz; and Araceli Lopez.

A Funeral Mass with Father Peadar Cronin of Damien High School officiating will be held at noon on Saturday, January 31, at Saint Dorothy's Catholic Church in Glendora, California. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers that Mass intentions be made in memory of Denis, or for memorial contributions to be made to the American Heart Association. A Mass will be celebrated on Campus for Denis by the Holy Cross priests from his ND56 Classmates. The family residence is: Mrs. Carol Berry, 1272 Indian Springs, Glendora, CA 91741-2336.

Anthony J. RUSSO Died in Buffalo Dec. 24, 2014
Anthony J.Russo - died December 24, 2014, brother of Louis J. (late Norma), Rita M. (late James) Dixon, Francis P. (Marianne), Sr. Patricia O. Russo, O.S.F. and Judith A. (Albert) Gurgol; survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. Friends may call Friday 3-8 PM at the (Buffalo Chapel) THOMAS H. McCARTHY FUNERAL HOME, 1975 Seneca St., 825-4454, where funeral was held Saturday morning from St. Teresa's Church at 10.. Memorials may be made to St. Teresa's Church or the Sisters of St. Francis, Stella Niagara, NY. Mr. Russo was a proud alumnus and supporter of the University of Notre Dame, a Benefactor of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, and Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Ed Cosgrove, ND56, adds that Tony was 86 years old…never married; left 87 nephews, nieces, grand nieces and nephews, etc. … Tony lost half his artillery squad mates when friendly aircraft strafed accidentally. Tony’s nieces and nephews sang our Alma Mater as the procession left St. Teresa’s. Tony never missed daily mass after his graduation in May, 1956.
Thomas Gordon Bennett Died Nov. 26, 2014

Thomas Gordon BENNETT died November 26, 2014, beloved husband of Mary Ruth (Burns) Bennett; adored father of Thomas Gordon, Jr. (Donna)Bennett, Ann B. (Craig) Laviolette, Allison R. Bennett, Henry K. (Megan)Bennett and the late Joseph Burns Bennett;

he is also remembered by his one and only treasured granddaughter,Katherine Bennett Bernard; brother of Richard (Patti), Robert (late Audrey)and James (Joanne) Bennett; also survived many nieces and nephews.

The family will be present on Wednesday from 4-8 PM at the JOHN E. ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME (Amherst Chapel), 280 Grover Cleveland Hwy. at Bailey.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 9:30 AM at Christ the King Church, 30 Lamarck Dr., Snyder, NY. (Please assemble at church).

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Home of illiamsville. Share condolences

The family residence is 71 Parkledge Dr; Buffalo, NY 14226-3955.
The Holy Cross priests will celebrate a Mass for Tom on the Notre Dame Campus from his ND56 Classmates.

B.S. Chem. Engr.
Kansas City, Missouri
Daniel Murray Wasleski Died 11/24/14
Daniel M. Wasleski, 79, of Blue Springs, Missouri, passed away on Monday, November 24, 2014. Dan was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on November 25, 1934. Dan graduated with his B.S in Chemistry from Notre Dame University in 1956. He worked at Bayer as a chemist for 40 years. As an amateur photographer, Dan enjoyed taking pictures of waterfalls, landscapes and his family. Dan was always eager to see what was out there, traveling throughout the country and then the world. Dan also enjoyed riding his bike along the local trails with friends. Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Gertrude Wasleski, and brother, Victor Wasleski, Jr. Dan is survived by his sister, Louise Frederic; son, Robert Wasleski; granddaughter, Morgan Wasleski; son, Charles Wasleski; daughter-in-law Dana Wasleski and grandchildren, Christina and David Wasleski.
Visitation will be held 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Sunday, December 7, at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64131.
The residence is 207NW Chateau Dr -Apt. 10 Colt Place; Blue Springs, MO 64014-1676
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Dan from his ND56 Classmates.
Thomas Edward Murphy, M.D. Died in Skokie, IL
Thomas Edward Murphy, M.D., age 80 of Glenview and formerly of Wilmette, died November 21, 2014 surrounded by family. Cardiac Surgeon for 37 years, Chief Cardiac Thoracic Surgeon at St. Francis Hospital, Evanston, Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, and Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge. Beloved husband of Jane nee Zacher; loving father of Timothy, M.D. (Lisa Lau, M.D.) Murphy, Annie (Frank) Timons, Kathleen (Thomas) McNeela, and Erin Murphy, F.N.P.; proud grandfather of Jack and Gavin Murphy, Patrick, Grace, Katherine, and John Timons, Margaret and William McNeela; dear brother of Rosemary Keough, Michael Murphy, M.D., Edward, Dennis (Barbara) Murphy, the late David, M.D.(Luana) Murphy, and the late Marcia Walsh. He was a pre-med graduate from University of Notre Dame.

Visitation Friday, November 28, 2014, 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Donnellan Family Funeral Home, 10045 Skokie Boulevard at Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL 60077.

Funeral Mass Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1775 Grove Street, Glenview.

Interment All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines.

In lieu of flowers, take a child fishing or Mobile C.A.R.E. Foundation, 321 North Loomis Street, Suite 202, Chicago, Illinois 60607.

Info: or (847) 675-1990
The residence address : Mrs. Jane Murphy, 2888 Independence Ave. Glenview, IL 60025-7731.
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests from Tom’s Classmates.

David J. Teston Died 6-17-14 in Ashtabula, OH
David J. Teston, age 79, of Ashtabula, Ohio, passed away Tuesday evening, June 17, 2014, at Saybrook Landing in Ashtabula.
Born July 25, 1934, in Plainfield, N.J., he was the son of Robert E. and Lillian (Dooley) Teston.

A 1957 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Mr. Teston worked for 43 years for ESAB where he retired as vice president of the Ashtabula, Ohio and Niagara Falls, New York Plants.

He was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish and was involved in many church aspects including hospital and nursing home ministries and lay leader. He was a humble, low-key man and an avid Notre Dame Football fan.

He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, reading, and playing cards.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice P. (DeAngelis) Teston; two daughters, Susan (Bob) Howland of Freedom, Pa., and Elizabeth (Loren) Auers of Fayetteville, Ga.; five sons, David (Tina) of Clark, N.J., Rev. Michael (Lois) Teston of Hinckley, Ohio, Peter (Robin) Teston of Ashtabula, Ohio, Dennis Teston of New York City, N.Y., and Robert Teston of Canal Fulton, Ohio; a brother, Robert (Marie) Teston of New Jersey; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Theresa in infancy.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 p.m., Noon, Saturday, June 21st, at St. Francis Cabrini Church, 734 Mill St., Conneaut, Ohio, with the Rev. Fr. Philip Miller as celebrant. Burial will be in East Lake Cemetery, North Kingsville, Ohio.A
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for David from his ND56 Classmates

The family address: Mrs. Bernice Teston, 5930 Lake Road W. - Unit 1501; Ashtabula, OH 44004

B.B.A. Commerce
Baldwinsville, New York
Third Order of St. Francis
Glee Club
Central New York Club; Pres.

Michael F. Carr, who was Founder and President of the former investment management firm of Carr & Associates, Inc., died Feb. 21, 2014 --after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Mr. Carr was 78. Immediately prior to founding Carr & Associates in 1989, Mr. Carr was a Senior Vice President of Shearson Lehman Brothers (now part of Morgan Stanley) where he was Chairman, Portfolio Manager and co-founder of Shearson Convertible Securities Management. He also served as Shearson’s fixed income strategist and was one of the pioneers of Bondstat, a bond analysis service. His professional activities included serving as a member of the CFA Institute’s Council of Examiners and, for over 20 years, as a New York Stock Exchange-accredited Supervisory Analyst.

A 1956 graduate with a BBA in Commerce from University of Notre Dame, Mr. Carr received his MBA from New York University. He was a member of the ND Glee Club.

Before Parkinson’s Disease made it impossible, Mr. Carr was a week-end ski instructor in Vermont, and later, Pennsylvania. He spent his summer weekends in Southampton, New York. For the last several years, he has been hospitalized near his brother, Victor’s home in Florida. He leaves behind two brothers, Victor Carr of Gulfport, FL, and Jerome Carr, of Wellesley, MA, and a sister Sheila Malley of Las Vegas, NV, along with several nieces and nephews and many friends.

Michael was interred at the Bay Pines National Cemetery in Florida --after serving over 30 years on active duty and as a Lt. Commander in the Naval Reserve.

The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Mike from his ND56 Classmates.

B.S. Commerce
Akron, Ohio
Akron Club; Pres.
Marketing Club
Ad Man Club; Pres.

Mr. Joseph John Weibel, 80, of Vero Beach, Florida passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014 at the VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach.

Joe has been suffering from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's disease for many years.

A Requiem mass was celebrated at Holy Cross Church in Vero Beach.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimers/Parkinsons Association, 2300 5th Avenue Suite 150, Vero Beach, FL 32960 or the VNA Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960.

Family residence is 380 Sabal Palms Lane; Vero Beach, FL 32963-3313.

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus for Joe by the Holy Cross Priests from his ND56 Classmates.


Alfred J Cozzi, July 21, 1934 - August 24, 2014, North Bergen, New Jersey

John Cozzi sent this email to ND56,

Subj: Alfred J. Cozzi ’56 From: John Cozzi ’63.
My brother, Al passed away on August 24 after a long illness from prostate cancer. Al was a retired lawyer — 1959 graduate of Fordham Law School. Until he retired, he was a successful practicing attorney in Hudson County, NJ and its surrounding jurisdictions. Al was not married and is survived by his siblings: Juliet, John ’63, and Vincent.
Please advise the classmates of his passing.

John V. Cozzi. ‘63

Richard “Dick” Louis Barnett Died in BAKERSFIELD, CA 4/29/14,

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 900 H Street, Bakersfield, CA on Friday May 9, 2014 at 10:00 am for Richard (Dick) Louis Barnett. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery, 703 Potomac Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93305. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 8th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm at Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara, 1100 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301.

Dick was born in Bakersfield, California to Marie (Clerou) and George H. Barnett on May 5, 1933. He was raised in Bakersfield and enjoyed all of the elements back in the day. Dick entered Garces Memorial High School in Bakersfield and was a member of the first freshmen class to graduate. He then attended Junior College at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. In 1956 he completed his education obtaining his Bachelors of Science Degree in Commerce from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana.

In 1961 Dick married his sweetheart and true love, Louise Marie Banducci. In his words, "I found the nicest girl in the world and then I married her".

He would say often that his greatest accomplishment is that Louise said, "Yes" to his proposal. Their love story together lasted 52 years and both felt blessed to live an idealistic life; Dick and Louise raised their three adored children in a close knit neighborhood of wonderful friends and created hundreds of precious memories to last a lifetime.

Dick was a prominent and well-respected California real estate broker for over 45 years, including the brokerage of major farm and ranch transactions in the San Joaquin, Tehachapi and Antelope valleys of California. He was also a principal in several major housing, shopping center, industrial and hotel developments in California and Texas. Dick was known as a great conversationalist with a quick and humorous wit who made instant friends wherever he went. His favorite topics included his passion for his family, country, church, community and Notre Dame football. Always an advocate for others success, Dick relished in the support and accomplishments of others and was selfless in giving of his time and financial resources to those in need. An avid reader, Dick enjoyed history, biographies, spiritual writings and most recently his daily devotional, Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. As Dick said, "This is a terrific tool along the pathway to peace. Read it for two weeks and just watch your life transform".

Through his treatment for Cancer, Dick never lost his champion mindset and approached each day with his signature winning attitude and zest for life. He lived every day to the fullest, until it was his time to "ring the bell".,p> Dick was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. Those who had the honor of knowing and loving him will miss him greatly.

Dick was called home to continue his love affair with his wife, Louise who preceded him in death on April 6, 2014.

He is survived by his brother George Barnett, Jr.; son Richard Barnett, Jr. and wife Patricia and their children, Ross and Amber; daughter, Catherine Brno and husband Christopher and their children, Steven and John; son Joe and wife Francie and their children, Megan, Dinah and Michael along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A special thank you to all who provided exceptional care for Dick, especially Dr. Lee Rosen and Aileen MacAndrew, RN, NP-c, - UCLA Santa Monica Hematology-Oncology, Dr. Bill Farr, Optimal Healthcare and Hospice, nurses Sandy Bradly and Marion Howard; caregivers Lance Griffin and Sylvia Alita.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dick's memory to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 900 H Street, Bakersfield, CA 93304 and Garces Memorial High School, 2800 Loma Linda Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93305.

"Truly, I say to you, this day you shall be with me in Paradise." Luke 23:43
A Mass is being celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Dick from his ND56 Classmates.

B.S. Commerce
Flushing, New York
Varsity Track
Met. Club; Sec.
Raymond Donald “Don” Bèchamps Died in NJ on May 31, 2014

Raymond Donald “Don" Béchamps, 79, of Freehold NJ passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at his home.

Born in New York City, he lived in Jackson before moving to Freehold 20 years ago.

Mr. Bechamps worked for the New Jersey Department of Agriculture before his retirement.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Freehold Council No. 1672.

He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame College of Commerce.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Susan, Allentown, and Ronald and Patricia, Robbinsville; three daughters and a son-in-law, Kathleen and Clifford Kreutzer, Williamsburg, Virginia, Diane Bechamps, Providence Forge, Virginia, and Michelle Bechamps, Denver, Colorado; and one brother, Gerald Bechamps, Winchester, Virginia.

All services will be held privately. Higgins Memorial Home, 20 Center St., Freehold, is in charge of arrangements.

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Don from his ND56 Classmates.

The family address: c/o Gerald J. Bechamps, 528 Courtfield Ave; Winchester, VA 22601.


(September 6, 1934 - July 26, 2014)

Rev. Joseph D. STOCKING S.J. was born September 6, 1934 in Seattle; died July 26, 2014 in Renton. Survived by his brother, Michael Stocking (Ann); nephew, Joseph Stocking (Marlana); niece, Elizabeth McCormack (Gary); his fellow Jesuit Brothers; and the many people he served during his priesthood. He was in the University of Notre Dame Class of 1956.

Recitation of the Rosary will be Friday, August 1st at 7 PM at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey 508 N 36th St, Seattle 98103.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, August 2nd at 9:30 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church 732 18th Ave E, Seattle 98112.

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Fr. Joe from his ND56 Classmates. Guestbook at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey.


Dr. Rene Dirk Koun, Jr., passed away on March 29, 2014. Born in Rumson, New Jersey, he was the second son of Ann Frances and Rene D. Koun's four boys. The Koun family lived in many different places but growing up as a youth at The United States Military Academy, West Point, New York was his favorite.
Dr. Koun was a proud alumnus of The University of Notre Dame. He also graduated from Seton Hall College of Medicine & Dentistry and completed his training in Oral Surgery at Metropolitan Hospital in New York and New York University. He practiced in Newport News for over forty years. He belonged to numerous Oral and Maxillofacial Societies. He was a member of the James River Country Club, The University Club in New York, and the Warwick Rotary Club.
He is survived by his wife, Diane White Koun, whom he met and married in New York. He is also survived by two daughters in Richmond, Christina K. McCoy, her husband Tim and their two sons Cole and Jack; and by Melinda K. Smith, her husband Jody and their three daughters Addison, Ellie, and Perry. Two brothers, Cornelius J. Koun and Michael J. Koun also survive him. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, John N. Koun.
Burial will be private. A memorial service will be held on April 2, at 11:30am, at The William and Mary Catholic Campus Ministry (formerly known as St. Bede Church) at 10 Harrison Avenue, Williamsburg 23185. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Virginia Living Museum, the Alzheimer’s Association, or a charity of your choice.
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Dr. Kown from his ND56 Classmates.
The family address is 308 E. Tazewells Way; Williamsburg, VA 23185-3722


Peter Lawrence "Coach" Pete Billick, age 80 of Miller Beach, Indiana passed away on Saturday, January 25th, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, MaryAnn (Gasper); his children, Lawrence Peter (Denise) Billick of Crown Point, IN, Deborah (Gregory) Ashcraft of Lake Station, IN, Carolyn (David) Hamm of Lowell, IN, Sandra (Jamie) Caylor of Hobart, IN; grandchildren, Eric and Nicole Billick, Brittany and LCPL Scott Ashcraft, Michael and Kyle Hamm; sisters, Phyllis Sabotta and Brenda Huerter; brother, Vern Billick; uncle, Steve Billick; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Pete was a graduate of Mt. Carmel High School and the University of Notre Dame, class of 1956, served in the U.S. Army before going on to pursue his Master's Degree at Purdue University. Known to many as "Coach", teacher, mentor and friend at Andrean High School for 30 years, where he taught Industrial Arts and was a Track and Football Coach for 19 years. Selected as a coach for the 1976 Indiana North/South Allstar Football game. He enjoyed attending Notre Dame and Andrean Football games, White Sox baseball, pinochle, camping and building projects. Above all, he loved his wife, MaryAnn, children and grandchildren, had a kind heart and was a great husband and father. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. directly at St. Francis Xavier Church, 2447 Putnam, Lake Station, Rev. Frank Torres officiating. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Portage. Friends are invited to meet with Pete's family on Thursday from 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m., at Burns Funeral Home, 701 E. 7th St., Hobart, and on Friday from 9:30 until 10:00 a.m. at church. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the St. Jude Research Hospital, Humane Society of Northwest Indiana or the Andrean Athletic Department. The family address is 740 N. Henry; Gary, IN 46403-1117.
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Pete from his ND56 Classmates.


ZIRCONIA, NC—Francis D. Owens, "Fritz", age 79, died Sunday, December 22, 2013 in Flat Rock, NC. He was born on July 15, 1934 and was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Fritz started playing the piano at age 3. This began his lifelong passion for the musical arts. He graduated from Notre Dame in 1952, majoring in music. After graduation, he played commercially for 35 years, 25 of them in New Orleans, most notably as featured solo pianist at the Al Hirt Club. However, his true calling was teaching. Over forty years, he taught hundreds of students to play The Owens Way with his father's "Magic Method". His patience, his genuine passion for music and his natural teaching ability were treasured by all. He will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Virginia Lynne Gardiner Owens of Zirconia, NC and their children: Anne Thacker and her husband Max Thacker of South Bend, Indiana, Melanie Schilling of New Orleans, La, Helen Achord and her husband Wyatt Achord of Livingston, La, Nonnie T. Chrystal and her husband Mark Baker of Indian Harbor Beach, FL, and Melody Eustis and her husband Tommy Eustis, Jr. of Arden, NC, and grandchildren: Christopher Schilling of New Orleans, Brittney and Michael Edmonson,Jr. of Baton Rouge,La, and Miles and Beckett Eustis of Arden, NC.
In keeping with the wishes of Fritz Owens, there will be no funeral services. His last selfless act in this world was to donate his body to science for the benefit of mankind.
The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to the staff at The Elizabeth House and Four Seasons Hospice for their loving care of the entire family during this trying time.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Fritz Owens to Four Seasons, 571 South Allen Rd, Flat Rock, NC 28731. The family address is 347 Royalwood Parkway; Zirconia, NC 28790. A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Fritz from his ND56 Classmates.

Bachelor of Science
Batavia, New York
American Chemical Society
PAUL L. GERACE, Ph.D.Died July 3, 2014

PAUL L. GERACE, Ph.D. – Age 79, of Batavia, passed away suddenly Thursday evening July 3, 2014 at Strong Memorial Hospital. He was born August 20, 1934 in Batavia, a son of the late Louis and Frances (Kelly) Gerace also preceded in death by his sister, Patricia (late James) Cunningham and his uncle, Rev. T. Bernard Kelly, longtime pastor of St. Joseph's Church.,p> Dr. Gerace was a 1952 graduate of Batavia High School and earned both his B.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. He held positions at Solvay Chemical in Syracuse, Xerox in Rochester, and Amoco in Chicago, earning 5 patents over the course of his career. He was a loved husband, father, and grandfather, who gave enthusiastically of his time volunteering for church, school, and numerous service organizations over his life.

Surviving is his beloved wife with whom he would have shared their 49th wedding anniversary on July 24, 2014, Jeanette (Mancuso) Gerace of Batavia; daughter, Maria (John) Hoffman of Tampa, FL and their children, Justin, James & Jacqueline Hoffman; son, Christopher (Jennifer) Gerace of Victor, NY and their children, Stephen & Anna Gerace; sister, Eileen Gerace of Canandaigua, NY; brother, Thomas (Jane) Gerace of Farmington, NY along with several nieces and nephews. The family address is 236 East Ave.; Batavia, NY 14020. A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests honoring Paul from his ND56 Classmates. Services Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC Visitation Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, NY 14020 [Add to My Calendar] Tuesday, July 8, 2014 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mass of Christian Burial Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph’s Site) 303 East Main Street Batavia, NY 14020 [Add to My Calendar] Wednesday, July 9, 2014 10:00 AM Cemetery St. Joseph’s Cemetery Ellicott Street Batavia, NY Wednesday, July 9, 2014 11:30 AM


Bachelor of Aets
West Collingwood, New Jersey
Christopher C. Reitze III, 80, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2014.

Christopher was a resident of Florham Park for 30 years, previously Pittsburg, PA.

He was a US Army veteran, a loyal alumnus of Notre Dame University and an avid Jazz fan and contributor to Jazz 88 WBGO Radio Station.

Beloved husband of 55 years to Shirley Reitze. Devoted father of Christopher C. IV, Kurt F.X. and Hans F. Reitze. Loving grandfather of Christopher J. & Nicholas J. Reitze.

Visitation at the Leonardis Memorial Home 210 Ridgedale Ave. Florham Park on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9pm.

Funeral on Saturday assembling at 9am followed by a mass at Holy Family Church in Florham Park at 10am.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The family address is 7 Riverside Dr; Florham Park, NJ 07932-2402.

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Chris from his ND56 Family.

B.S. Commerce
So. Portland, Maine
Accounting Club
Bengal Bouts
Knights of Columbus
Anthony E. Silva, Sr.,DIED IN SO. PORTLAND, ME JUNE 14, 2014

SOUTH PORTLAND - Anthony E. Silva, Sr., 79, passed away peacefully at his home on June 14th in the loving presence of his wife and family. He was born in Portland, the only child of Anthony W. Silva and Maud Feeney Silva on Nov. 25, 1934. Tony attended Holy Cross School, Cheverus High School and on to his beloved University of Notre Dame graduating with the College of Commerce Class of 1956. He attended Holy Cross Parish his entire life.

On a wintery day in Jan. of 1958 Tony married Patricia Sullivan.

He served in the US Navy aboard the USS Lester from 1957 to 1961. While serving in the Navy Tony and Pat lived in Ga., RI., and Conn. before settling back in Maine to raise their family.

His professional life as a CPA brought him to the firms of Jordan & Jordan and Arthur Young leading him to a long career with the financial administration for the Maine State Diocese at the Chancery. He retired in 1999.

Tony was an avid sailor who owned the Leprechaun with its bright yellow spinnaker. Tony and Pat loved their years and time spent at their cottage 'El Capistrano' on Peaks Island. They rekindled friendships with cousins while Tony explored passions for cooking, growing herbs and vegetables, and carpentry.

He is predeceased by his parents and two daughters Jane Elizabeth and Judy Coyne. He is survived by his wife of 56 years; daughters Mary Jo Silva of Sidney, Carol Holmes of Barnegat, N.J., Connie and husband Mickey Gray of So. Portland, son Tony Silva, Jr. and husband Derek McNiff of Boston, Mass., and son in law Eddie Coyne of So. Portland. He was the proud 'Pa' to Courtney & Brian Holmes and Emily & Matthew Gray. Tony would want to thank the generosity and kindness of special neighbors and friends as well as VNA and Hospice caretakers.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 from 4- 7 p.m. at the Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway. Prayers will be recited at the chapel on Wednesday, June 18th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Cross Church, 124 Cottage Road, South Portland. Burial will follow in Old Calvary Cemetery, Broadway, South Portland. Online condolences may be expressed at Those who wish may make donations in Anthony’s memory to: South Portland Food Cupboard ; PO Box 2892; South Portland, ME 04116
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on June 15, 2014
The family residence is Mrs. Patricia Silva; 224 Walnut St.; So.Portland, ME 04106- 4735.
A Mass is being celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Tony from his ND56 family.


B.S. Commerce
Los Angeles, California
JOHN SCHILTZ One of John's lifelong dreams was to live in Montana. If only for four months, he was able to live that dream. On May 28, 2014, John returned to God in Great Falls, Montana. He left behind his wife of 56 years, Mary Jo, his seven children: Margaret Schiltz of Santa Maria, California; Martin Schiltz and wife Judy of Bonsall, California; Andrew Schiltz and wife Jennifer and sons Colin and Ian of Potomac, Maryland; Patricia Schiltz and son Nicholas and boyfriend Ed Greiberis of Helena, Montana; Katie Byrd and husband Tim and daughters Michaela, Lauren, Jillian, and Alexandra of Murrieta, California; Joe Schiltz and wife Diana and children Tylynn, Austen, Marquette, Leah, and Samuel of Helena, Montana; and Genevieve Lighthiser and husband Michael and son Jacob of Tacoma, Washington. He is also survived by his sister Mary Fling of Mendocino, California. He is preceded in death by his parents Albert and Genevieve Schiltz and sister Nancy Schiltz John was born in Los Angeles, California on October 24, 1934, the third child of Albert and Genevieve. After graduating Notre Dame High School in Van Nuys, CA, he attended the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. He stayed a devoted fan of Notre Dame Football his entire life and made many trips back to South Bend, Indiana for reunions. Upon returning to Los Angeles after college, he met his wife on a date arranged by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart at her alma mater, Marymount College. John's love for his wife was one of the defining aspects of his life. He was a devoted husband and father. John spent his career working with his father and later his son, Martin, in a family-owned business his father founded in Los Angeles. The business sold and serviced industrial air compressors in California. His children and nephews spent much time helping with the business. John loved long road trips, trains, golden retrievers, and cruises to Alaska. He was a lifelong train enthusiast. He first traveled to Montana with his parents as a child and loved watching the steam engines come into the station in Whitefish, Montana, along the way. This is how he came to love Montana. Some of his children's greatest memories are being on the open highway with him visiting National Parks, camping and backpacking. After his sixth child attended and graduated from Carroll College, John and Mary Jo developed a special attachment to Helena. Vigil followed the viewing at 6:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the Cathedral of St. Helena with burial to follow the Mass at Resurrection Cemetery. A reception will be held in the Social Hall of Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home after the burial. Please visit to offer the family a condolence or to share a memory of John. The family address is 2801 Colonial Dr., # 107, Helena, Mt., 59601
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for John from his ND56 Classmates.


B.S. Commerce
Louisville, Kentucky
Knights of Columbus
Accounting Club
Kentucky Club; Treas
BERNARD G.KOSSE, 79, of Louisville passed away Monday, June 9, 2014.

He was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, where he served on the Parish Council.

Mr. Kosse attended St. Xavier High School and graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Notre Dame, Class of 1956. ,p>He achieved the highest score in the state on the Kentucky CPA Exam and was a member of the Tax Executives Institute.

He later started the CPA firm of Kosse and Lindle, from which he retired. He was a Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Lynn C. Viscusi Kosse.

He is survived by his son, Jeff Kosse (Nancy); his daughters, Cindy Allison (Rob) and Daphne Crooks (Kevin); grandchildren, Kaitlin Sullivan (Patrick), Caroline, Patrick and Sarah Kosse, George, Natalie and Louise Allison, Hanna, Jack and Liam Crooks; and great-grandson, William Sullivan. He is also survived by his brother, Louis and his sisters, Mary Magalen Kalkhof, Eugenia Kosse and Huberta Ogburn.

The family would like to thank the staff at Westport Place Health Campus for their exceptional care and compassion.

His funeral Mass will be Wednesday, 10 a.m. at his church, 7813 Shelbyville Road, with burial to follow in St. Michael Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, 3-8 p.m. at Ratterman Funeral Home 3711 Lexington Road " In St. Matthews."

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may go to St. Xavier High School or The National Parkinson Foundation. Family address c/o son, Mr. Jeff Kosse; 1410 Somerhill Way; Louisville, KY 40243.

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Bernie from his ND56 Classmates.

John R. 'Jack' McCartan / Key figure in cultivating growth at Robert Morris University

B.S.C. Commerce
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Oct. 7, 1934 - April 12, 2014

Throughout his career, John R. "Jack" McCartan was the president of two schools, the vice president of another, and held key roles at five other institutions. Mr. McCartan had a vision of accessible, career-focused post-secondary education, and he spent his life implementing that vision at schools across the eastern half of the country.

Mr. McCartan died Saturday, April 12, 2014, from lymphoma. He was 79.

The son of an accounting firm owner, Mr. McCartan was born in Mt. Lebanon. His father bought the Robert Morris School in 1948, when the school was Downtown and focused on accounting. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1956, and his father brought him on as vice president of the Robert Morris School, now known as Robert Morris University.

Jonathan Potts, public relations director for Robert Morris, said that at a time when other business schools were marketing themselves to working adults, Mr. McCartan hired several IBM typewriter salesmen to promote Robert Morris to high school students, leading to rapid increases in enrollment.

"Jack recognized that the real demand for the education we were providing was going to be among recent high school graduates," Mr. Potts said.

As vice president of Robert Morris, Mr. McCartan pushed to move the school to expand its programs and locations. Under his leadership, Robert Morris purchased the Rust Engineering Building at Sixth and Forbes avenues, Downtown, as well as the Oliver Kaufmann estate in Moon, which would become Robert Morris' main campus.

"A lot of the things that have happened in the past 20 years [at Robert Morris] really can be traced back to Jack McCartan," Mr. Potts said.

The McCartan family ended its association with Robert Morris in 1965, and Mr. McCartan went on to serve as a director or board chairman at numerous schools. He even spent nine years as president of the other Robert Morris University -- the one in Chicago.

In 1990, Mr. McCartan became the president of Pittsburgh Technical Institute.

"When he acquired PTI, it was a very small, basically one-program type of program," said Eileen Steffan, the institute's vice president. "In a relatively short period of time he grew the school, added programs, we became regionally accredited, and we received approval to grant academic degrees, so that within 10 years we became a regionally accredited, academic degree-granting college."

Ms. Steffan said Mr. McCartan promoted an open-door policy at PTI, so much so that administrative offices at the campus literally do not have any doors.

She said that his approach allowed students -- regardless of their backgrounds -- to feel good about their accomplishments.

"The culture he created gives students an opportunity to experience success," Ms. Steffan said.

"Physically, he was a big bear of a guy," said Jay Carson, senior vice president for institutional advancement at Robert Morris. "He looked like he was a football player. And though he had a no-nonsense, business demeanor, it wasn't missed on me for a second that he really had a soft space in his heart for a lot of people who didn't have that much."

Mr. McCartan is survived by his wife, Margaret Stefan McCartan, and his sister, Patricia Snyder.Services were held Wednesday 5/14/14. . McCabe Brothers Funeral Home in Shadyside handled arrangements. The family address is Mrs. Margaret McCartan; 5903 Fifth Ave. - APT. 109; Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2847
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Bachelor of Arts
Spirit Lake, Iowa
Deans List
Marching Band
Souix-Land Club, Sec.

Jackson (Jack) Sigler, aged 80, died May 13 in Tampa. A resident of Tallahassee since 1999, Jack worked as an independent scholar, publishing nationally and internationally on French history of the Revolution and First Empire, and conducted interviews of military veterans for the FSU Oral History Program and the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. Born in Chicago, Jack grew up in Spirit Lake, IA, received his B.A. (1956) from University of Notre Dame, his M.A. from the American University in Washington, D.C., and his Ph.D. in French history from the Florida State U. in 2006.

Jack served as an officer in the U.S. Army, and then worked several years in Iran and Egypt before joining the Foreign Service. As a specialist in Middle Eastern and political-military affairs, his postings before retirement in 1991 included Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, the UAE, and Special Advisor to the Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida. At the time of his death, Jack was active in the Alliance Française de Tallahassee, the Spanish militia at Mission San Luis, the Massena Society, FSU’s Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution, the International Napoleonic Society, the Society for Military History, the Napoleonic Historical Society, and the Middle East Institute.

Jack is remembered by his family and friends for his keen intellect and his joie-de-vivre. His survivors include his wife Ruth Godfrey of Tallahassee; children Michael Sigler of Arlington, VA; Tom Sigler of Vienna, VA; Steve Sigler of Honolulu, HI; Terrie Williams of Tampa, FL; and Claire Sigler of Springfield, VA; brothers William Sigler of Richmond, VA and Robert Sigler of Omaha, NB; sister Mary Anne Sigler Brandenberg of Spirit Lake, IA; sister-in-law Eleanor Baumgarten of Tallahassee; and nine grandchildren: Casey, Allison, Marcus, Cynthia, Christopher, Ian, Bailey, Madison and Mark. Jack was predeceased by his son Christopher.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Friday, May 23, at 10:30 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church, 624 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308, with a reception to follow. Future inurnment is planned in Washington, D.C. Contributions may be made to the Massena Society (2101 Great Oak Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32303) or the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy ( in lieu of flowers.

The family residence is Mrs. Ruth Godfrey, 836 Santa Rosa Rd.; Tallahassee, FL 32301. A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Jack from his ND56 Classmates.

Bachelor of Arts
Portland, Oregon
Cadet Club
Economics Club

With a twinkle in his eye, just hours after sharing jokes and many rounds of “I love you“ and with his family surrounding him, James Carr Moran, Sr, closed his eyes and was sped to heaven by the angels on March 1, 2014. He died at 4:45 p.m. in Providence Portland Hospital after complications from heart surgery.
James Carr Moran, Sr, of Seaside, Oregon, was born in Portland, OR to Louis H. and Effie Carr Moran on July 31, 1934. Our dad lived a life full of love, humor and generosity.
He grew up in NE Portland and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1952 and the University of Notre Dame in 1956. It was while he was at Notre Dame, he met and then married Marianne Trapp in 1956. He then was commissioned as an officer in the US Army. They welcomed their first daughter, Kathleen, while living in Chicago. After serving his tour of duty, he brought his family home to Portland in 1958, and entered the family business, Moran Oil Company. They had seven more children together and raised them in The Madeline Parish, sending their children to Madeline and then St. Mary’s Academy and Central Catholic High School. They sent them all to college. In 1981, Marianne died. In1983, Dad was lucky enough to meet and marry Suzanne Nimmo Gaittens. She courageously and with a bit of humor herself, took on this large family and brought her own two kids into the fold. Dad loved his new children and considered them his very own. His capacity for love and his compassionate heart were an example to all who knew him. He taught us all the importance of commitment to family, to hard work and to community. He handed down his very strong Catholic faith to his whole family. He was actively involved in the Catholic community and had an extremely generous heart.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Suzanne, whom he cherished. His daughters Kathleen Bradach, Molly Moran-Yandle, MD, Eileen Rilatt, Mary Pat Poteet, Laura Luthi, Sheila Connelly and sons James Carr Moran, Jr., Joseph Trapp Moran, John Moran and James Gaittens, and his twenty-six grandchildren and five great grandchildren are all so very grateful to have had such an amazing father. We will carry him with us always. “You’re 100% mine, and don’t forget it.”
The funeral Mass will be Saturday at Madeline Catholic Church on March 8, 2014. Rosary will be said at 10:30 am with 11:00 am Celebration of Life to follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Moran Family Memorial Scholarship Fund at Central Catholic High School, 2401 S.E. Stark St., Portland, OR, 97214. The family address is Mrs. Sue Moran; P.O. Box 6; Seaside, OR 97138-0006.
A Mass will be celebrated by the Holy Cross priests on Campus for Jim from his ND56 Classmates.

B.S. Engr.
St. Joseph, Missouri

Fr. Donald Cleary, 84, Olathe, Kan., died Feb. 23, 2014.

Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Harrisonville, Mo. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at St. Louis Cemetery, Good Intent in Atchison, Kan. Visitation will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 3, with the Rosary at 7:30 p.m. at Dickey Funeral Home in Harrisonville. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to Catholic Charities Hospice. Fr. Cleary was born May 20, 1929, in St. Joseph, Mo. He was a great great-grandson of Joseph Robidoux, founder of the city of St. Joseph. He attended Christian Brothers High School in St. Joseph and served in the Navy during the Korean War. He received a degree in Electrical Engineering from Notre Dame and a BA from Conception Seminary.

He served several parishes during his career and retired in 1997. Father Don was preceded in death by his father, John R. Cleary, his mother, Mary Sylvanie Perry Cleary, older sister, Mary Frances Roberts and older brother, Jack Cleary. Survivors include older brother, Robert J.; twin sister, Dorothy Gallagher; youngest sister, Genevieve and many nieces and nephews. Fr. Cleary was very loved by his entire family and will be missed. The family would like to thank the staff at Villa St. Francis where he resided. Arr.: Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, (816) 884-6244. The family address is ? Dorothy Gallagher; 13015 McGee; Kansas City, MO 64145.

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus for Fr. Don by the Holy Cross priests from his ND56 Classmates. Published in Kansas City Star on Mar. 2, 2014

James C. Dowdle, age 79, of Wilmette, IL and Redington Beach, FL. Beloved husband of Sally nee Sayers; loving father of Colleen (Bill) Burke, Jeanne (Patrick) Dwyer, Sarah (John) Tyrrell, Jim (Joanie) Dowdle and the late Pati (Mike) Lehman; fond grandfather of Elizabeth and Sarah Burke, Spencer, Conor, Patrick, Brenden and Pati Dwyer, Kelly, Katie and Jimmy Tyrrell, Wendy Mikey, Madeline and Emily Lehman, Erin, Charlie, Colin and Ryan Dowdle; dear brother of the late Raymond R. (Dee) Dowdle, Mary (the late Jack) Lucas, John A. (Julia) and J. Jerome (the late Betty) Dowdle; many nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday, February 21, 2014, 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Saturday, February 22, 2014, 9:15 a.m. from Donnellan Family Funeral Home, 10045 Skokie Blvd. at Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL 60077 to SS. Faith, Hope and Charity Church, 191 Linden Avenue, Winnetka, IL 60093, Mass 10:00 a.m. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery, Northbrook. In lieu of flowers, memorials to, Mundelein Seminary or The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, would be appreciated. Info: or 847-675-1990.
The family address is Mrs. Sally Dowdle; 1040 Romona Rd; Wilmette, IL 60091-1272.
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Jim from his ND56 Classmates.

By Patrick T. Reardon and Bob Goldsborough
Chicago Tribune

James C. Dowdle, a born salesman known for his flashy ties and sharp intuition about the television industry, played a key role in the transformation of Tribune Co. into a major media conglomerate.

In 1981 when Mr. Dowdle joined the company, Tribune was focused, as it had been for more than a century, on its newspaper holdings, particularly its flagship Chicago Tribune.

By the time the charismatic Mr. Dowdle retired nearly 19 years later as the company's second-ranking executive, Tribune owned 18 television stations, reached more than 75 percent of U.S. households, held a minority share in the WB network and was also aggressively involved in virtually every aspect of the information industry, including cable television, the Internet and new media.

“Jim was truly a great leader who made tremendous acquisitions, entered into content partnerships and joint ventures, and brought in great talent,” said retired Tribune Co. CEO John Madigan. “He led the way in making us a major player in the broadcasting business.”

Mr. Dowdle, 79, died of congestive heart failure on Monday, Feb. 17, at his Wilmette home, said his son, Jim Jr.

The son of a building contractor, Mr. Dowdle was raised with his sister and three brothers in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood and graduated from Loyola Academy. At the University of Notre Dame, he played varsity basketball and graduated in 1956 with an accounting degree.

In 1956, Mr. Dowdle married a South Shore neighbor, Sally Sayers. The same year, Mr. Dowdle got his first job, as a classified advertising salesman for the Chicago Tribune, and entered the Marines.

After leaving the Marines in 1959, Mr. Dowdle launched a nearly four-decade career in broadcasting with a job selling commercial time on TV for clients of Edward Petry & Co. in Chicago.

He went on to sales positions for TV stations in Oklahoma City and Minneapolis-St. Paul before Hubbard Broadcasting Co. sent him to WTOG-TV in Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla., where he was vice president and general manager for eight years.

Hired away by Tribune Co. in 1981, Mr. Dowdle was given the task of consolidating and developing the company's three television and six radio stations as Tribune Company Broadcasting.

Already in motion were the great changes such as cable television that, over the next 20 years, would radically alter the industry. Mr. Dowdle's comments at the time were prescient.

“These are confusing times but very interesting times,'' he said in a 1981 interview. “I think it's so challenging, and there are so many opportunities out there, that if you don't put your head in the sand and if you accept some of the changes that are definitely going to happen, the opportunities are unlimited.''

That warning against having a head-in-the-sand attitude was one he would issue again and again to colleagues and the industry in general over the next two decades.

Retired Tribune Co. CEO Dennis FitzSimons, whom Mr. Dowdle hired in 1982, remembered Mr. Dowdle as a “visionary” who saw consolidation coming in the industry. Another way Mr. Dowdle placed his stamp on Tribune Co. was through the company’s June 1981 purchase of the Chicago Cubs.

“Jim was an integral part of advocating the purchase of the Cubs, because he knew the value of having 150 games a year on TV and radio but also beyond that in enhancing WGN-TV’s national stature and expanding its cable coverage,” FitzSimons said.

In 1982, Mr. Dowdle hired Harry Caray away from the Chicago White Sox to give an entirely different look and feel to WGN-TV's broadcasts of Cubs games.

Twelve years later, Mr. Dowdle was given responsibility for overseeing the Cubs and, in little more than a month, enticed Andy MacPhail, the widely respected Minnesota Twins general manager, to jump to the Cubs as president and CEO.

Chicago Blackhawks President John McDonough, who was formerly with the Cubs and worked with Mr. Dowdle, remembered him as being “just a Chicago guy” with a booming voice who “had the touch of a common man.”

“He had a lot of responsibilities, but he was very relatable, and you pulled for him because you felt ‘Hey, it’s one of our own that’s really achieved a lot.’ And he was there for a really dominating era of Tribune broadcasting,” McDonough said. “He was very, very friendly, but boy, you knew he was the boss, and you could hear that booming voice.”

In July, 1991, Mr. Dowdle was named executive vice president of Tribune Co. He retired from the company in December 1999.

In 1992, Mr. Dowdle was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame. In 1994, the Broadcasting Advertisers Club of Chicago named him Person of the Year.

In retirement, Mr. Dowdle spent considerable time with his 18 grandchildren, including attending many sporting events, his son said. One grandson, Conor Dwyer, was part of a gold medal-winning swim relay team in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

“You name the sport and he and Mom were attending it,” his son said. “From kindergarten sports to Conor winning the gold medal, he was there.”

In addition to his wife and son, Mr. Dowdle also is survived by three daughters, Colleen Burke, Jeanne Dwyer, and Sarah Tyrrell; and 18 grandchildren. Another daughter, Pati Lehman, died in 1993 when she was struck by a car while bicycling.

A visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21 at Donnellan Family Funeral Services, 10045 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie. A funeral mass will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Saints Faith Hope & Charity Church, 191 Linden Street, Winnetka.
The family address is Mrs. Sally Dowdle; 1040 Romona Rd; Wilmette, IL 60091-1272.
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Jim from his ND56 Classmates.
Tribune reporter Paul Sullivan contributed
Patrick T. Reardon is a former Tribune reporter and Bob Goldsborough is a freelance writer
Copyright © 2014 Chicago Tribune Company, LLC

B. S. Commerce
Chicago, Illinois
Accounting Club
Varsity Basketball
ED COSGROVE Memories of a friend:
In 1952, Gene O’Connor and I met Jim Dowdle at St. Ed’s Hall. He came from Loyola Academy and the near south side of Chicago. He lived in an apartment with his mom near the Southshore Country Club.

He was a good basketball player. He introduced Gene and I to many of our great classmates from Chi town. He was the tackle next to me on our Interhall football teams of St. Ed’s and the undefeated and unscored upon Badin Hall team of Father Pelton’s in our junior year.

He would go into the shower and leave his soap on the tray. Gene or I would sneak in and steal it as we were poor guys from Buffalo. He caught me and I threw a bucket of dirty water at him. He chased me up to the fourth floor where I locked the room and went down the fire escape of St. Ed’s in zero weather and tore a piece of my leg off after it stuck to the steel. I then hid in the annex until he cooled down.

Jim took Gene and I to Chicago occasionally for the weekend where we stayed with his mother or at John Broderick’s house and met beautiful Sally. I danced with Miss Rheingold USA at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in our senior year when Dowdle and the rest had too many beers to talk their way in. After that, Dowdle accused me of being the Reverend Dimsdale of Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter. Whenever I saw him over the years or chatted a few minutes, I always reminded him of Miss Rheingold and his prowess as an Interhall football player.

My Dottie is in Chicago visiting my daughter and hopefully she can attend Jim’s Mass. I’m preparing to try a lawsuit and will be there in spirit.
Jim was a good guy.
God Bless him.
Ed Cosgrove

B. S. Mech. Engr.
Saginaw, Michigan
Freshman Football

Philip G. Kessel November 12, 1933 - September 8, 2013 Philip Gerald Kessel, age 79, died on September 8, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on November 12, 1933 to Philip Joseph and Leona Angeline Kessel in Saginaw, Michigan. Philip was united in marriage to Mary J. Gerhardt Kessel on September 8, 1956 at SS Peter & Paul Parish in Saginaw, Michigan. Philip graduated high school from SS Peter & Paul in June of 1951. He went on to attend the University of Notre Dame, receiving a bachelors degree in 1956, and a masters degree in 1957. Philip received his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1964.

He was a teaching fellow at the University of Notre Dame a teaching assistant at the University of Michigan and at the University of Wisconsin, an engineering professor, supervised graduate students and was a department chairman. Philip was a resident engineer with Dow Chemical and granted patent #3,233,306 in 1966 and at the University of Michigan, was a Research Instructor and Instructor of Science & Technology. Philip developed several courses including Space Applications of Robotics & Satellite Dynamics. On June 30, 1994, Philip retired as Professor Emeritus with the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Dept of Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics. His Licensed Professional Engineer Societies include, Sigma XI, ASEE, ASCE, ASME, AIM and President of the American Assoc. of Engineering Mechanics, serving as Chairman in 1988. Philip also had 46 publications in engineering journals. Philip loved his winters in Florida, puttering in his yard, setting puzzles, and watching his grandchildren grow. Philip is survived by his wife, Mary his children, Philip Kessel (Kathy), Susan Perkins (Dwight), Karen Christiansen (James), Robert Kessel (Kari), and Kathleen Bly (Daniel) his grandchildren, Philip, Blake & Amanda Kessel, Alysa (Matthew Bunke), Tyler & Hilary Christiansen, Kaelyn, Bryce & Kinsey Kessel, Hannah & Jacob Bly, and Michael, Daniel, Jessica & Steven Birkle and 13 great-grand children. A Private Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, September 13, 2013. Burial will be held at Resurrection Cemetery in Madison

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Philip from his ND56 Classmates.

B. S. Aero. Engr.
Calumet City, Illinois
Aero. Club
Deans List
Eng. Advisory Board
DAVID M. AUSTGEN, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2014, in Missouri City, TX. Born in Hammond, IN, on March 13, 1934, Dave was a standout student and athlete at Bishop Knoll High School. He received a BS in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1956, an institution and community that he cherished for the rest of his life. Following graduation, Dave served in the Air Force as a 1st Lieutenant. He met and married 1st Lieutenant and nurse Muriel Carol Watson while stationed at Castle Air Force Base in Merced, CA. After leaving the Air Force in 1959, Dave joined TRW in Los Angeles. In 1965, he moved the family to Houston, where he joined the TRW team working with NASA on the Apollo space program; he was very proud of the contributions he made to landing men on the moon. Dave and Muriel were founding members of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Nassau Bay and were very active in Parish life. In 1972, Dave joined MW Kellogg as a Project Manager working in the rapidly expanding petrochemicals industry. He came to be highly respected by his employees, his peers, and his clients for his leadership and integrity. He retired in 2000 to enjoy more of one of his great passions - golf.

Dave was very devoted to his family. He deeply mourned the death of his wife, Muriel, in 2002. He was a kind and loving father and gave unselfishly of his time and his experience. He leaves behind four children, their spouses, and 10 grandchildren: David and Teresa Austgen, Gabriela, Adriana, Daniel, and Cristina of Sugar Land, TX; Kathleen and Paul Quimby, Paul David, and Lily of Manassas, VA; Thomas and Cindy Austgen, Connor, Casey, and Kylie of Ponte Vedra, FL; and Michael Austgen and Isaiah of Clear Lake, TX.
The family address is David Austgen, jr; 4011 Oakgrove Ct.; Sugarland, TX 77479.
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus for Dave by the Holy Cross priests from his ND56 Classmates.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Dave’s memory be made to the National Parkinson Foundation.
Guest Book Dad's memorial book will be available at until February 28th.
Would you ask those members of the class of 56 who knew dad to post a memory about him on the site? We treasure these memories from dad’s friends.
All the best,
Dave Austgen Jr.

B. S. Mech. Engr.
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
William E. Barron, 79, of Bethlehem, passed away December 9, 2013. He was husband to Regina Winsko-Barron for 34 years. Born in Jerome, he was the son of the late John and Kathleen Barron. William retired from Bethlehem Steel as a mechanical engineer after over 30 years of service. He was a member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church.
Survivors: Wife, Regina Winsko-Barron; children, Gary and wife, Cheryl Barron, Ann and husband, Robert Wenell, Joan Chojnacki, Michael Barron; nine grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sons, William and Steven Barron; and brother, Jack. Services: A viewing will be held Saturday, 10:15 to 11 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 a.m., all in Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church, 1861 Catasauqua Rd., Bethlehem, 18017. Burial will be private.
Arrangements care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Williams memory to Meals on Wheels or to Animals in Distress.
The family address is 808 Blair St.; Bethlehem, PA 18017.
A Mass is being celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Bill from his Classmates.
Former Michigan State Senator Edward J. Robinson, of St. Clair, Michigan, formerly Dearborn, Michigan passed away on January 16, 2014. Son of the late Dominic Edward and Mary Ann Robinson (nee Douherty). He married Rose Marie “Teddi” Robinson (nee Kirchner) on May 28th, 1960 at St. Anne Catholic Church in Cleveland Hts, OH.

Champion of the underdog, He was thinking of others up to his final days. He wrote in his book, “While The Eagle Sleeps” that his opinions and philosophies on life were a product of his life experiences, which included growing up in a large Irish Catholic family and meeting Henry Ford in his youth, later working at Ford Motor Company. He graduated from Sacred Heart High in Dearborn where excelling in academics and sports and was class president his junior and senior years. He attended the University of Notre Dame, where he was active in acting, sports and debate, receiving awards for Oratory and Best Collegiate Male Actor. Receiving a Bachelor’s degree in economics, he ran as the youngest candidate for Mayor of Dearborn at the age of 21. He then entered the Marines where he served as a Lieutenant for 3 years and 5 years in the Reserves. He later attended the Detroit College of Law while campaigning and was elected to the State Senate as representative for Dearborn. While a State Senator, he served on the Appropriations committee and became lifelong friends with former Detroit Mayor Colman A. Young, He was proud of his achievements in legislating mandatory newborn testing for Phenylketonuria (PKU) into law paving the way for newborn testing requirements saving the lives of countless individuals. He was a tireless political activist and campaigner for the Democratic party but when he felt the other party had the right stuff, he was there to support them . He was a lifelong advocate for philanthropic endeavors, active at Most Holy Trinity Church in Detroit, serving as Executive Director of Community Affiars for the Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit and was Director of the Metropolitan Detroit Citizens Development Authority. His business, political and philanthropic career was impressive to say the least, but his greatest pride and achievement in life were lifelong friends and a family that he loved and was proud of in all their achievements small and large.

He is survived by his wife Teddi, daughter Rachel (Walt) Pustulka and grandson Jason, son Ryan (Kathy) Robinson and grandchildren Kaitlin, Ryan, Clare, Molly and Jack, and son John (Lynn) Robinson and grandchildren Ben and Betsy. He is also survived by sisters Janice Wietecha and Margaret Wehring, many in-laws, nieces and nephews and countless friends. He is preceeded in death by his sisters Alma Muir, Arline Winowiecki, Bernadine Robinson and brother Goldwyn Robinson.

The wake will be on Sunday, January 19, 2014 from 1:00 to 6:00 PM at L.C. Friederichs & Son Funeral Home in St. Clair. In state Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Clair from 10 AM till mass at 11 AM. Memorials may be made in Ed’s name to Most Holy Trinity , 1050 Porter, Detroit, MI 48226.
The family address is: Mrs. Rose Marie Robinson; 4207 River Road; East China, Mi 48054-2912
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Ed from his ND56 Classmates.

U.S. VeteranJohn T. Westhoven Age 79, late of Romeoville, passed peacefully at home Tuesday, December 3, 2013. Born in Chicago, lifelong Chicago area resident. United States Army Veteran. Member of Saint Dennis Church, Lockport. Graduate of Notre Dame University, where he received a Bachelor Degree in Commerce in 1956. John continued to be an avid Notre Dame fan. Most of all he was a loving devoted family man. He always had a love for the simple things; faith, family and friends. Preceded in death by his loving wife Mary F. Westhoven (2006), his parents Casper and Ernestine (Hagerty) and a sister Mary Katherine McMahon. Survived by his loving daughters Marianne (Richard) Lessner, Margie (Martin) Beck and Kathleen (Scott) Likins. Grandchildren Erin, Jennifer, Kelly and Karl Beck, Richard and Connor Lessner, Daniel, Owen and Benjamin Likins. Two sisters Ann Foley and Jean (John) Madigan. John was a loving brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend to many. In lieu of flowers memorials to Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, c/o Convent Ancillia Domini P.O. box 1 Donaldson IN 46513 or Joliet Area Community Hospice 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet IL 60431 would be appreciated. Funeral Services will be held Monday, December 9, 2013 at 9:30 am from the O’NEIL FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL 1105 E. 9th St. (159th St) Lockport to St. Dennis Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am. Interment St. Mary Cemetery, Evergreen Park. Visitation Sunday, December 8, 2013 3:00pm to 7:00 pm.
A Mass is being celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for John from his ND56 Classmates.
The family address is Mrs. Margie Beck is 1112 Thackery Lane; Naperville, IL 60564
Margie is John's daughter
Bachelor of Arts
Oelwein, Iowa
Academy of Political Science
Michael Joseph Feld, 79, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23 2013. Michael was born to Dr. John W. And Esther (Crehan) Feld in Oelwein, IA. He graduated with a BA degree in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame in 1956.

He retired to Williamsburg in 2001.

Michael is survived by his wife of 34 years, Janice Wogan well as his extended family in Iowa.

Following Thursday (Dec. 5) morning's Mass of Christian Burial at All Soul's chapel, he will be laid to rest in Cedar Grove Cemetery at his beloved Notre Dame.
Please visit to post online condolences.

Published in Virginia Gazette...Nov.27-Dec 26, 2013.
A Mass is being celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Mike from his ND56 Classmates. The family address is Mrs. Janice Feld, 134 Matthew Scrivener; Williamsburg, VA 23185.

Notre Dame was always important to Mike (and became so to me). Love for Our Lady's school turned into his avocation --- Mike was proud to serve for many years on the Board of the Notre Dame Club of Washington followed by election to the National Alumni Board. He had hoped to attend the National Board reunion on campus this month. And, of course, he enjoyed chairing the Class's 35th reunion as well as organizing many of the '56 mini-reunions and the golf trips to Ireland. Mike was both surprised and pleased to see mention of his work on the issuance of the Knute Rockne stamp in the recently published "Undefeated". All are good memories.

As you know, he 'went home' to his beloved Notre Dame and is interred at Our Lady of Sorrows. He rests in the second mausoleum on the left facing the courtyard. When on campus, I hope you will stop by and 'say an Ave'.

Bachelor of Arts
Chicago, Illinois
Thomas J. Wageman passed away on October 6, 2013 in Sherman, TX. He was born on April 3, 1934 in Chicago, IL. Tom graduated from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business. He served in the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Eustis, VA. Tom is survived by his wife Letty; his children, Kristen Wageman, Elizabeth Weaver (Wes), Paul Wageman (Anna), Pete Wageman and Megan McIntyre (Britton) and 10 grandchildren. Tom began his career in banking at the First National Bank of Chicago in 1963. He was elected President & CEO of LaSalle National Bank, Chicago, IL in 1974. Tom and Letty moved to Texas in 1983 when he became President & CEO of The First National Bank of Midland. Moving to Dallas in 1986, Tom served as President & CEO and then Chairman of Sunbelt Savings. Tom continued to work in the financial industry as a director until his death. Please join the family in a celebration of his life on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 3:30 pm at Christ Church Plano (Chapel), 4550 Legacy Drive, Plano, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to "Reading Is Fundamental" in memory of Thomas J. Wageman at or P.O. Box 33728, Washington, DC 20033.

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Tom from his ND56 Classmates.
The family address is Letty Wageman; 3001 Canyon Creek Drive; Sherman, TX 75092

Thomas Wageman, banking leader of S&L crisis, dies at 79

In 1983, Thomas J. Wageman came to Texas from his native Chicago to shore up the state’s deteriorating banking system.

He was recruited to turn around the First National Bank of Midland and was brought in three years later to salvage Sunbelt Savings in Dallas.

Wageman, who devoted his career to repairing troubled financial institutions, died Oct. 6 at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center in Sherman of complications after a fall. He was 79.

A celebration of his life will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Christ Church in Plano.

Wageman started learning about turning banks around in 1974 as an executive vice president at La Salle National Bank in Chicago. He found the skill in demand and challenging, said his son Paul Wageman of Plano.

“He was a very focused person; he had a great amount of energy,” his son said. “I think he found these to be challenging.”

Wageman’s career was shaped by the economic times, his son said.

It was difficult work. Several of the financial institutions could not be saved and jobs were lost.

“My dad had to deal with a lot,” Paul Wageman said. “He was a demanding person. He had high standards, but he also was sympathetic to the individual circumstances that the employees, customers and vendors were going through. That is something that he thought a lot about.”

Wageman was born in Chicago and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1956.

He served in the Army before starting his banking career as a trainee at First National Bank in Chicago, where he became vice president of commercial lending. He earned a master’s of business administration from the University of Chicago in 1962.

Wageman was with La Salle National Bank in Chicago when he participated in his first turnaround. He became the bank’s president, CEO and a director. He was recruited to come to Texas as president and chief executive of First National Bank of Midland. The bank, however, failed 10 days after he arrived. It was acquired by RepublicBank Corp. of Dallas. He was CEO of the Midland bank and led several of Republic’s smaller West Texas banks for the new Dallas owners.

In 1986, Wageman was recruited to be president and CEO of Sunbelt Savings in Dallas. He was asked to stay at Sunbelt after federal regulators merged it with seven other broke Texas banks to create Sunbelt Savings FSB in 1988. It was the largest savings and loan bailout at the time.

In 1991, Wageman moved to San Diego to try to save HomeFed Bank, then California’s largest thrift.

After a couple of years in California, Wageman returned to Dallas to create another company to deal with the Sunbelt assets.

Wageman remained in banking, working with various troubled assets the rest of his life.

He moved to a Fannin County ranch about 20 years ago and had recently purchased a home in Sherman.

In Dallas, Wageman served on the board of the North Texas Commission and the executive board of the Circle Ten Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

In addition to his son, Wageman is survived by his wife, Letty Wageman of Sherman; three daughters, Kristen Wageman of Los Angeles, Elizabeth Weaver of Bells, and Megan McIntyre of Dallas; another son, Pete Wageman of Fannin County; and 10 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Reading Is Fundamental, P.O. Box 33728, Washington, D.C. 20033.

Bachelor of Fine Arts
New York, New York
Art Guild
Lifelong Staten Islander John Pitarresi, 79, of Oakwood, a retired high school teacher and guidance counselor, died Friday in Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze.
Born and raised in New Dorp, he later settled in Oakwood.
Mr. Pitarresi graduated from New Dorp High School in 1952. He earned his bachelor's degree in fine arts from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., in 1956, and received his master's degree in guidance from the former Richmond College in 1985.
He served in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps from 1956 to 1958, stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and Fort Benning, Ga., and attained the rank of captain. He then served in the 29th Division, Army Reserve, in Manhattan, until 1963.
Mr. Pitarresi had a 35-year teaching career at New Dorp High School, retiring in 1990. He then taught English and language arts and was a guidance counselor at St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School in Huguenot for five years, until retiring in 1995.
He was an avid gardener and grew tomatoes, peppers and flowers. With an artistic flair, he also loved painting landscapes and sculpting, and liked watching movies and organizing family photographs into books.
"He was the perfect father and he was very supportive." his children said.
Mr. Pitarresi enjoyed visits to Atlantic City and their vacation home in Pennsylvania with his wife, the former Joan Mussara. He also was fond of time spent with his brother, Peter, and watching his grandchildren participate in various activities.
Mr. Pitarresi was a parishioner of St. Charles R.C. Church in Oakwood, where he was a lector.
Surviving, along with Joan, his wife of 57 years, and his brother, are his sons, John and Christopher; his daughters, Mary Jo Garman, Rosanne Allen, Theresa DiSessa, and nine grandchildren.
The funeral will be Monday from the Hanley Funeral Home, New Dorp, with a mass at 10:15 a.m. in St. Charles Church. Burial will follow in Ocean View Cemetery, Oakwood.
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for John from his ND56 Classmates.
The family address is: 68 Peter Ave; Staten Island, NY 10306.
Hubert "Bert" Willard, age 78, of Ames, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, Iowa.
He was a member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 8, 2013, with Rosary at 7:00 p.m., at Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee. A funeral mass celebration will be held at 10:30 am. Friday. August 9, 2013, at Holy Ghost Church, 111 Hinton Avenue, followed by burial and graveside service at Calvary Cemetery. Hubert was born August 31, 1934, to James Edward and Helen Claire (Ashe) Willard in Knoxville, Tennessee,. He was a 1952 graduate of Knoxville Catholic High School and a civil engineering alumnus of the class of 1956 at the University of Notre Dame. He served in the United States Army Reserves.
On February 12, 1972, he married Georda Schlitt in Lincoln, Nebraska. Hubert was employed as division administrator at the Federal Highway Administration in Ames for nineteen years. He was an avid genealogist who, for over forty years. collected and shared an extensive family history. Hubert is survived by his wife, Georda; son, Matthew and wife, Maria (Shaker Heights, OH); daughter. Christine Noria and husband, Francisco (South Bend, IN);. daughter, Mary Mannes and husband, Chris (Maple Grove, MN); son, Gregory and wife, Angelina (Angel) (Des Moines. IA), brother, George and wife, Mary Catherine; sisters, Helen Jean Wedekind, Mary Josephine (Jody) Woody, Dorothy Rornines, Patricia (Patsy) Connelly; sister-in-law, Carole Willard; and loving grandchildren. Diego, Clara, Perpetua, Felicity, Bianca, Oscar, and Leonard. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, James (Jess) and Robert (Bobby) Willard; sister, Anne Madeline S.L. (Ann Rita), brother-in-laws, Roy Wedekind, Richard (Dick) Connelly, and Samuel (Sam) Woody. in lieu of flowers. memorial contributions may be made to Hubert's Family.
Condolences may be offered at or
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Bert from his ND56 family. The family address is: 1610 Pierce Circle; Ames, IA 50010-4420.
Georgetown — Clifton L. Morse, 82, of Georgetown, died Sunday at the Oxford Manor Nursing Home in Haverhill.
Clifton was born in Salem, Mass., on October 6,1930, to the late Charles C. and Margaret R. (Kelly) Morse.
He was a graduate of St. John's Preparatory School, and received his degree from Notre Dame University. Clifton was employed as a technical writer for the Wolverine Corporation in Merrimack until his retirement.
He is a member of the Georgetown Knights Of Columbus.
Clifton served in the U.S. Air Force for two years during the Korean war and was one of a distinguished group of fighter pilots.
He began the hobby of building model airplanes as a youth and continued for many years. He was a member of a remote control flying club in Rowley for: several years, and took much pride in building and Flying his remote controlled model planes.
Clifton is survived by his wife, Rosemary (Delpero) Morse of Georgetown; his three daughters, Linda M. Pimenta of Manchester, N.H., Patty Tortolini and husband. Peter, of Londonderry N.H., and Rachel Zanni of Phlugerville, Texas; and his two sons, Gregory Morse and his wife, Diane, of Groveland, and Morse and his wife, Aurora, of North Reading. Also among his survivors are several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Thomas Morse of Beverly.
ARRANGEMENTS: A Funeral Mass will be offered on Saturday at 10 a.m., at St. Mary's Church in Georgetown. Burial will follow in Cedar Cemetery in Peabody. Family and friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Merton E. Robert Jr. Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown.
For directions, or to offer condolences, please visit
A Mass will be celebrated in Clifton's honor on Campus by the Holy Cross priests from his ND56 Classmates.
The Family address is 71 Pond St; Georgetown, ma 01833-1638
B.S. Commerce
Hamilton Square, Bew Jersey
Accounting Club
New Jersey Club; Vice-Pres.
Walter S. McNamara, age 78. of Ship Bottom died on August 26. 2013. Walter was born in Trenton. NJ and maintained a residence on Long Beach Island since 1971. Mr McNamara was a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and held several managerial positions In various cities for United States Steel before joining Warnaco Inc. where he also held several managerial positions before becoming Executive Vice President. Upon his fathers death, he assumed management of Surf Realty. Surf City. Mr McNamara was predeceased by his parents. Walter S. McNamara Sr. and Helen Mongan McNamara and sister. Kathleen McNamara_ Surviving are his wife. Carol Higham McNamara. one daughter and son-in-law Kathleen and Charles Brown of Sea Girt. three sons and daughters-In-law Daniel and Elizabeth McNamara of Arlington Heights. NJ. Kevin and Meredith McNamara of Spring Lake. NJ. John and Maureen McNamara of Bradley Beach. NJ. two step-sons Jeffery and Douglas White of Columbus. OH and nine grandchildren Meaghan. Kieran. Cohn. Sara. Charles. Sean. Bridget Cole and Molly. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered on Thursday. August 291h, 2013 at 11:00 am at St. Thomas of Vlllanova Church. 13th Street and Long Beach Blvd. Surf City, NJ 08008- In lieu of flowers. contributions may be made to the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association. 1100 Grace Hall. Notre Dame. Indiana 46556 in Walters memory. Arrangements are under the direction of Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Home, Ship Bottom.
Published in The Trentonian on August 27. 2013
A Mass is being celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Walt from his ND56 Classmates. The family address is 280 W. 12th St; ShipBottom, NJ 08008-4522.
B.S. arch.
Mexico City, Mexico
La Raza Club
Architects Club
The family of Manuel Villazón Vázquez participates with deep sadness that he passed away peacefully of natural causes on September 18, 2013.

Designer, architect, artist, professor, son, husband, father, grandfather and dear friend leaves a unique legacy of teaching, creativity, wisdom and love. A true renaissance man that enjoyed life intensely. Rest in peace.

The family address is Homero 1507-2301 -- Colonia Polanco Mexico D.F. 11540 Mexico 52553952511 .

A Mass is being celebrated for Manuel by the Holy Cross priestss at the Notre Dame Campus from the ND56 family.

B.S. Chem. Engr.
New Albany, Ind.
Winter Haven – Donald J. Moser Sr., 79, was surrounded by his family when he went to be with God on September 8, 2013 as a result of CHF. He was born May 31, 1934 in New Albany, IN; graduated New Albany H.S. in 1952. And earned his Chemical Engineering Degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1956. Don was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Winter Haven, FL and St. Mary’s Church in New Albany, IN. He was also a long time member of the Knights of Columbus. Before retiring to Florida, he was Vice President at The George Moser Leather Company in New Albany, IN. Awaiting his arrival are Karl and Margaret Moser (parents), Joyce Motley (wife), Jo Hampton (wife) and David (son). He is survived by his wife Patricia Moser and his 8 children Donald Moser Jr. (Kim), Margaret Vance, Lisa Moser (Kimmie), Karl Moser Sr. (Teresa), Julie Fifer (Jef), Jamie Gilbert, Brad Moser (Natalie) and Ariana D’Amura (Mike), 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Don’s passions included his Alma Mater, University of Notre Dame, his friends and family, golfing, hunting, fishing and daily prayers for all those in need. He was a true follower of Christ in all aspects of life. Always ready with a smile, Don never met anyone he didn’t like as he loved all God’s children and lived his life at the foot of the cross. The family requests all donations be made to the charity of your choice. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church of New Albany, IN on September 28th @ 11am. There will be a “Celebration of Life” immediately following the Mass at the River City Winery. The memorial service at Four Lakes will be held at a later date.
Sincerely, Brad Moser. Mobile (502)794-0028
The family address is 1752 Glen Abby; Winterhaven, FL 33881. A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the the Holy Cross Priests for Mo from his ND56 Classmates.

Wary and I traveled to New Albany, Indiana on Friday, Sept. 27 to be with my old Roomie Don Moser for the celebration of his life. On Saturday morning, Father Harry Tully and Father William Ernst from Mo’s old parish, Saint Mary of the Annunciation concelebrated a Mass for a packed church filled with many of Mo’s relatives, friends and neighbors. Many of Mo’s children and grandchildren participated in the Mass with the readings and intercessions. Wary and I were privileged to present the gifts. At the conclusion of the Mass Don’s sons, Don Jr. and Karl eulogized Mo with wonderful remembrances of their wise and humorous old dad. The celebration continued that afternoon at a great wine bar in beautiful down town New Albany. No kidding, new Albany really is a thriving little town just across the river from Louisville, Kentucky.
We headed home on Sunday morning so we were unable to attend the burial that day at Saint Mary’s Cemetery. All in all it was a wonderful send off for a great Christian Catholic Notre Dame man.
Frank Tighe

B.S. Commerce
River Forest, Illinois
Freshman Dance Committee
Marketing Club
Junior Prom Committee
Nicholas F. (Mavigliano) Maviano, age 78, forty-three year resident of Riverside, passed away peacefully into the arms of his heavenly family on Friday September 13. Beloved husband and best friend to Suzanne (nee Di Domenico). Loving father of Nicholas (Robert Malenchini) Maviano and Steve Maviano. Fond brother of Jeanne Conley and dear brother-in-law to Diane (the late Robert) Magnuson. Owner of Farm City Supermarket in Berwyn for 33 years. Proud graduate of Fenwick HS Class of 1952 and the University of Notre Dame Class of 1956 (Marketing). Visitation Monday September 16, 2003 from 9am until time of Funeral Mass at 11am at St. Mary Church 126 Herrick Road, Riverside, IL. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Movement Disorders Program at Rush University Medical Center 1725 W. Harrison Street, Suite #755, Chicago, IL. 60612. Arrangements entrusted to Riverside Funeral Directors, The Original Kuratko Family Directors, Info at 708-609-5585
Published in Chicago Tribune on September 15, 2013
The family residence is 171 No. Delaplaine Rd.; Riverside, IL 60546-2060.
A Mass is being celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Nick from his ND56 Classmates.
B.S. Mech. Engr.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Freshman Basketball
William Matthews Died In NY 9-4-13
William "Bill" Matthews of Irondequoit NY: died Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at the age of 79. Predeceased his parents, William S. & Mary M. (Arendt). He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Shirley (Nicoletta) Matthews; daughters, Joan (Jim) Hecht of Cincinnati, OH, Julie (Keith) Pinto of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Chris & Anna Hecht, Nick & Elizabeth Pinto; sister, Judy (Joseph) Detterman of Oklahoma City, brother, Paul (Jane) Matthews of Moore, OK; sisters-in-law, Connie Klemow, Jean Landschoot & JoAnne Carr; many nieces and nephews.

Bill was a University of Notre Dame 1956 graduate and a Project Engineer at Eastman Kodak Co. for 30 years. He enjoyed his family, friends, traveling, playing golf, basketball and doing home projects. He was an active member of Christ the King Church for 50 years.

His family sincerely appreciates the dedicated care provided by Dr. Jeffrey Liberman, the staff at Lipson Cancer Center and Visiting Nurse Service.

His family will receive friends SUNDAY 3:00 - 5:00pm at the funeral home (570 Kings Hwy South). Friends are invited to meet the family MONDAY 11:00am at St. Kateri at Christ the King Church for his memorial mass. Interment Irondequoit Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Leo Center for Caring, St. Ann's Foundation, 1500 Portland Ave., Rochester, NY 14621 or Visiting Nurse Foundation Inc., 2180 Empire Blvd., Webster, NY 14580-2029
The family residence is 80 Sewilo Hills Drive; Rochester, NY 14622-1768.
A Mass is being celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Bill from his ND56 Classmates.

Bachelor of Science
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Varsity Football
Varsity Track
Monogram Club
Nick Raich, Sr., 79, passed away peacefully at 10:30 AM on Monday. August 12, 2013. His family includes his loving wife Sharon; their children Nick (Kim), Mike (Jill), Tony (1960-2010) (Mary), Joe (Teresa), Julie (Rob), Jane (Ted), and John (1966-1983); grandchildren, Beau, Virginia, Brooke, Katie, Brianna, Christina, Jonathan, Nicholas, Tommy, Tucker, Helene, Johnny, Gunnar, Steele, Peter, Teddy, and Ava; and great-grandchildren, Elijah, Tristan, and Arianna. "Everything we are today is because of him. We will miss him dearly but take comfort in knowing that he is with his sons Tony and John in Heaven." Nick was an incredible person and an All American athlete, having played football for the University of Notre Dame from 1953 until 1956. He went on to become a successful businessman, big game hunter, speedboat racer, and pilot. Nick knew how to live life, but if you asked him about his greatest accomplishment, he would tell you it was his family. Nick served on the Board of Social and Pastoral Ministry at the University of Notre Dame; was a Eucharistic Minister at St. Edward's Catholic Church; an inductee in the Marquette High School Athletic Hall of Fame; and an inductee in the Palm Beach County Wrestling Hall of Fame. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Friday. August 16, 2013 at St. Edward's Catholic Church in Palm Beach, with the interment to follow at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery in Royal Palm Beach.
The family residence is 1912 Antiqua Rd.; W. Palm Beach, FL 33403. A Mass is being celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Nick -- from his ND56 Classmates.
B.S. Mech. Engr.
Mount Vernon, New York
Michael Manganello, 79, of Toms River, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Arbors Care Center in Toms River. He was born in Mount Vernon, NY and lived there until moving to Toms River. Michael graduated from the University of Notre Dame. He worked for Navy Lakehurst as a Mechanical Engineer for 35 years until his retirement in 1996 Michael is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, June (Hall) Manganello. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2 until the service at 11 a.m. at Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main St., Toms River. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Toms River. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in his name to the American Diabetes Association , 1160 US Highway 22, Suite 103, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. You can sign the on line guest book by clicking HERE

A Mass is being celebrated on Campus for Mike by the Holy Cross priests from his ND56 Classmates. The residence is: Mrs. June Manganello; 17 Wrangle Brook Rd.; Toms Riverm, NJ 08755-6374

Bachelor of Science
Benson, North Carolina
Breen Speach Contest
Benson, NC: Mr. Joseph Everton Blackman, age 79, of 7625 NC Hwy 50 South died Thursday, August 1, 2013, at his residence after a brief illness. A Memorial Service will be 11:00AM Monday, August 5, 2013, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton Grove. Father Rafael Leon will officiate.

Mr. Blackman was born January 12, 1934, in Cumberland County to the late Noah and Luretha Godwin Blackman. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Amy Blackman. He graduated from Meadow School in 1952. While there, he earned his Eagle Scout Award and was selected to attend the National 4H Congress in Chicago. Mr. Blackman attended the University of Notre Dame and received a BS in Science in 1956. After college, he married Eleanore Yatsko of Ohio and settled in Durham, NC. He enjoyed a successful printing career with Liggett & Myers and International Paper until his retirement in 1996.

In 2002, Joe returned to his hometown of Meadow where he was active in Habitat for Humanity, Knights of Columbus, and was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. He enjoyed golfing, gardening, and the annual family reunion to Ocean Isle Beach.

Surviving are wife of 55 years, Eleanore Y. Blackman; daughters, Allyson Hoyng and husband, Jim, of High Point, Andrea Perino and husband, Angelo, of Lake Forest, IL, and Annette Harlow and husband, Ron, of Marietta, GA; sister, Mary Elizabeth Moore of Durham; 13 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home Sunday, August 4, 2013, from 2:00PM to 4:00PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Johnston County Habitat for Humanity, P. O. Box 2057, Smithfield, NC 27577 or www.habitatjohnston

The family address is: Mrs. Eleanore Blackman; 1625 NC Hwy.South; Benson, NC 27504-8612
A mass is being celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross Priests from Joe's ND56 Classmates.

Bachelor of Science
Canton, Minnesoto
Deans List
Ramon (Ray) Ligouri Snyder, M.D., age 79, of Lincoln, Calif., passed away unexpectedly Feb. 13, 2013. Ray was born in Cresco, Iowa, to Lucille and Clement Snyder, Sr., of Canton,Minn. He grew up in Canton and graduated from Canton High School in 1952. Ray went on to earn a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. He married Ada Lee Vannatter, formerly of Canton, (later divorced) before completing his medical degree at Tulane University in New Orleans. He then completed a medical internship in Minneapolis before heading to Alaska, where he served as a physician in the U.S. Air Force for three years. Ready for a milder climate, Ray decided to settle in California and practice family medicine in Pinole. For more than 30 years, "Dr. Ray" was known and loved by his patients for his warmth and a caring bedside manner. He was instrumental in getting Doctors Hospital built in Pinole, where he served on the board of directors for many years. He was also a longtime member of the local Rotary Club. He married Linda Schwenk and often told his children that he and Linda would love to retire to Napa. And that's exactly what he did. Ray was an enthusiast for travel (especially Hawaii), automobiles (Cadillacs), football (49ers) and good wine (any). Cheers, to a life well lived!
Ray is survived by his wife, Linda of Lincoln, Calif.; his five children, R. Scott, M.D. (Debbie)of Bakersfield, Calif., Christine (Jeff) Bizzack of Rancho Sante Fe, Calif., Mari of Loomis, Calif., Steven, M.D. (Holly, M.D.) of Corona Del Mar, Calif., and William (Bill), M.D. (Michelle) of San Diego; one step-daughter, Lashaun (Eric) Byer; seven grandchildren, Max, Sam, Carly, Nate, Ashley, Evelyn, and Keilani; two step-grandchildren, Zachary and Vance. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Wilma Stahl and Nancy Cohn. A memorial event in honor of Ray will be held soon; details yet to be determined.
To be notified of the event details please send your contact information to:; or Mari Snyder, PO Box 291, Meadow Vista, CA 95722. Donations can be made in Ray's honor to Tulane Medical School Donations, 1430 Tulane Ave., New Orleans, LA 70112. (Please note Ramon Snyder in memo field.) "Let no one weep for me or celebrate my funeral with mourning; For I still live on as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men."
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Ramon from his ND 56 Classmates.
B.S. Chem. Engr.
St. Paul, Minnesoto
Emmett Vincent KENEFICK Jr. Died in St. Paul 7/5/13

April 15, 1930 - July 5, 2013 Of St. Paul Emmett V. Kenefick, Jr. finished his gentle life and valiant struggle with Alzheimer's disease on July 5th, 2013. He will be remembered for his sweet smile, wry humor and love of serving others. Emmett was born April 15, 1930, son of Marion and Dr. Emmett Sr.. Oldest sibling to Nancy (Joe O'Neill), Jack (Julie) and Tom (Linda). He graduated from Nativity grade school in 1944, St. Thomas Academy in 1948 and earned the Eagle Scout award. He received his BA from St. Thomas College and graduated Cum Laude with a BS from Notre Dame in 1956. He proudly served his nation in the Minnesota Army Guard as a Sergeant during the Korean Conflict in 1952. He married Ann O'Connor in 1955 and spent 32 years together. In 1957, Emmett graduated from Iowa State with a MS in Chemical Engineering. Emmett loved his family over his career. Survived by Peter (Ruth), Patsy (Randy Stinchfield), Susan, Dan (Kim) and Amy. He loved his many nieces and nephews and especially his grandchildren Phillip (Vanessa), Michael (Kelly), Katie, Megan, Shannon, Courtney, Connor, and Sam and great grandchild Lucas. A special thanks to his friends and the loving staff at Keystone of Highland Park. Memorials preferred to Common Hope. Visitation Wednesday, July 10, 4-8 PM at O'Halloran & Murphy Funeral Home (575 S. Snelling Ave, St. Paul 651/698-0796) and for one hour prior to mass at church. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, July 11 at 10 AM at Lumen Christi Catholic Church (2055 Bohland Ave, St. Paul). Private Family Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus for Emmett by the Holy Cross priests from the ND56 Classmates.

B.S. Commerce
Chicago Heights, Illinois

JULIUS A. PEROZZI of Glenview, IL , formerly of Flossmoor, passed away October 7, 2012. Beloved husband for 51 years of Nancy Perozzi, loving father of July (Tom) McDonough, Elizabeth Ripes and Susan (Rob) Kelly; cherished grandfather of Joseph, Ryan and Michael McDonough; Brian, Sam, Lucy and William Ripes and Mary Kelly... Memorials may be made to Lymphoma Society, 651 W. Washington, Suite 400, Chicago, Il 60661.

The Family address is Mrs. Nancy Perozzi, 2000 Chestnut Ave; Apt 108; Glenview, IL 60025.

A Mass is being celebrated for Julius by the Holy Cross priests on Campus from Juliius' ND56 Classmates.

B.S. Elec. Engr.
Ottawa, Illinois
Dean's List
NROTC Drill Team
James Lee Massey (1934-2013) James Lee Massey, Ph.D., internationally-acclaimed pioneer in digital communications (information theory, coding theory, and cryptology), died after a struggle with colon cancer on June 16, 2013, in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he had lived with his wife Lis Kofod Massey since his 1998 retirement from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). Funeral services for Jim were held June 22 in the Sondra Chapel in Copenhagen. His ashes were interred in the Garnisons Kirkegård cemetery near the American Embassy in Copenhagen.

Jim was born in Wauseon, Ohio, February 11, 1934, firstborn twin son of the late Ethel Pry Massey (later Ethel P. Sperry) & Charles Arnold Massey. When Jim’s father was killed in an automobile accident in December 1940, his mother moved the family (the twin sons and an older sister Ethel Joan) to Mendota, Illinois, where they lived for seven years. Jim then moved to Ottawa, Illinois, in 1948 when his mother married the late Russell C. Sperry, longtime proprietor of the Ottawa Battery Supply. Jim was a 1952 graduate of St. Bede Academy in Peru, Illinois. He attended Notre Dame 1952-56 on an NROTC scholarship, graduating maxima cum laude in Electrical Engineering as the 1956 class valedictorian (his twin-brother Jerry was also a 1956 Notre Dame maxima cum laude graduate, ranking second in the class). After three years active service as a lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps 1956-59, Jim attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on a National Science Foundation Scholarship, earning the M.S. (1960) and Ph.D. (1962) degrees in Electrical Engineering. Codex Corporation (later part of Motorola) was founded to make the hardware needed to implement the threshold-decoding ideas developed in his doctoral dissertation. During the fifteen-year span 1962-77 Jim served Notre Dame as a professor in the School of Engineering, where he was appointed the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering, thereby acquiring the distinction of filling Notre Dame’s first endowed chair. Jim was awarded honorary doctoral degrees by Lund University (Sweden 1990) and by the Technical University of Munich (Germany 2006). After leaving Notre Dame in 1977, Jim taught briefly at MIT and UCLA before accepting in 1980 a professorship in Digital Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich), Europe’s leading university, where he worked until his 1998 retirement as Professor Emeritus. From 1998 until his death, Jim held an adjunct research appointment at the University of Lund. He continued to be a productive researcher, scholar, and sought-after lecturer to the end of his life.

Jim received virtually every honor and award available to communications scientists and digital engineers. He was a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He was a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) since 1971, and a Fellow of the International Association for Cryptologic Research since 2009. Jim was the 1992 recipient of the Alexander Graham Bell Medal, awarded annually by the IEEE for “exceptional contributions to the advancement of communications sciences and engineering.” He received the Baker Prize in 1987, awarded for "the most outstanding paper reporting original work" in IEEE publications. In 1988 Jim received the Claude E. Shannon Award, the most prestigious prize in Information Theory, from the Information Theory Society for “consistent and profound contributions to the field of Information Theory”. The Marconi Foundation awarded the Marconi Prize, which includes a $100,000 honorarium and an original work of sculpture, to Jim in 1999. The Information Theory Society presented him its Distinguished Service Award in 2004.

Jim worked principally in coding theory, especially error-correcting codes, and later in cryptology. Much of his work was sponsored by NASA and the National Science Foundation, as well as by corporations and governmental entities. Jim particularly liked to tackle challenging problems brought to him by research institutes and companies whose own scientists and engineers had been unable to solve them; he would say that there must be something interesting about such problems that makes them resist solution. Revered and honored as a teacher, Jim became mentor to an entire generation of digital engineers and scientists.

Jim is survived by his wife of 36 years, Lis Kofod Massey of Copenhagen, a Danish lawyer; his twin-brother Gerald J. Massey, Distinguished Service Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh; his sister Joan Massey Kramer of Sylvania, Ohio; four sons (Thomas Aquinas Massey, Robert Bellarmine Massey, Peter Canisius Massey, and John Damascene Massey), two stepsons (Flemming Kofod Bonde and Jesper Kofod Bonde), six grandchildren (Rachel, Brianna, Scott, Robert, Elizabeth, and Brittney); seven step-grandchildren (Regitse, Christine, Mille, Matilde, Mikkel, Katinka, and Sebastian; and one step-great-granddaughter (Caya).

JAMES LEE MASSEY DIES AT 79 (This release is from IEEE, Jim's professional association; his brother, Jerry prepared the above obituary from their family)
James Lee Massey died on June 16, 2013 at his home in Copenhagen, Denmark. Jim was an extraordinary scholar, a gifted teacher, a generous mentor, a true gentleman, and a dear friend.

Jim Massey was born in Wauseon, Ohio, on February 11, 1934. He received a BSEE degree (maxima cum laude and class valedictorian) from the University of Notre Dame in 1956, the MSEE and Ph.D. degrees from MIT in 1960 and 1962, respectively, the Dr. Tech. degree, honoris causa, from Lund University, Sweden, in 1990, and an honorary doctoral degree from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, in 2006. He joined the faculty of the University of Notre Dame in 1962 where he remained until 1977. He was the first endowed professor of the University of Notre Dame. He was with UCLA from 1977-1980 and joined the ETH Zurich, Switzerland, in 1980. He retired from ETH in 1998 and moved to Copenhagen where he continued his career of scholarship and mentoring.

Jim received numerous awards, including the Shannon Award in 1988, the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal in 1992, the Marconi Prize in 1999, and the Information Theory Society Distinguished Service Award in 2004. He was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences, the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. His scientific work focussed on coding theory and cryptography. His work on coding theory included developing links between convolutional codes and linear systems, and the development of the Berlekamp-Massey algorithm for decoding BCH codes. His work on cryptography included the invention of the block ciphers IDEA and SAFER+ which have found wide-spread use and have inspired other block cipher designs.

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Bachelor of Arts
Houston, Texas
Varsity Baseball
Texas Club; Sec.
Leo Edward Linbeck, Jr. died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, June 8, 2013. He was born on August 12, 1934, and with the exception of a few short periods, lived his entire life in Houston, Texas.

He was a loving husband, devoted father, successful businessman, expansive polymath, and dedicated servant of his community, state, and nation. Most of all, he was a man of strong and abiding faith, a steadfast follower of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and His Roman Catholic Church.

He was a lifelong parishioner at St. Anne Catholic Church. He attended St. Anne Catholic School, St. Thomas High School (Class of 1952), and the University of Notre Dame (Class of 1956). He also briefly attended law school at the University of Texas at Austin, before joining the family construction business.

He was a builder. He built buildings, organizations, and communities. For more than 50 years, he worked at Linbeck Group, the construction management firm started by his father. Beginning as a carpenter and ending as Senior Chairman, he provided leadership, energy, and vision, guiding the company through many business cycles. He was co-founder of Texans for Lawsuit Reform and Americans for Fair Taxation, and served on numerous boards, including the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (Chairman), Duke Energy Corporation, MD Anderson Foundation, The Bionomics Institute, Daniel Industries, Inc., GeoQuest International Holdings, Inc., International Systems & Controls, John Hancock Advisers, Inc., MorningStar Foods Inc., and The Southland Corporation. He also led the Bonfire Commission at Texas A&M University and served on the Advisory Council for the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame.

He had many avocations including golf, hunting, fishing, and public policy. He was an extraordinary conversationalist; he had an uncanny knack for always finding something interesting to discuss with whomever he met. He was compassionate, energetic, contemplative, and evangelized for Jesus Christ by living a life of virtue.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Connie; and his parents: Patti Ruth and Leo Linbeck, Sr.

He is survived by his wife, Bette; his sisters: Poppy Doyle and Suzanne Reynolds; his brothers-in-law: Stokes A. Baird, Larry Craddock, Peter Doyle, and Fisher Reynolds; his sisters-in-law: Mary Scott Baird and Mary Craddock; his six children: Tammy Casey, Leo Linbeck III, Betsy Garibaldi, Andrew Linbeck, Patrick Linbeck, and Mary Clark Granberry; his three step-children: Terry Smith, Townes Pressler, and Molly Lamme; his sons-in-law: Bob Casey, John Garibaldi, Chris Granberry, Duncan Lamme, and Tommy Smith; his daughters-in-law: Bayard Linbeck, Ellen Linbeck, Shanna Linbeck, and Kathleen Pressler; his 27 grandchildren: Anna Claire, Berhane, Carolina, Caroline, Christopher, Claire, Danielle, Duncan, Edward, Emily, Forrest, Francisco, Genevieve (Vivi), Henry, Julie, Katherine, Lindy, Leo IV, Maddox, Matthew, Miranda, Robert (Bobby), Ruth (Ruthie), Savanna, Thomas, Timothy, and Townes; and many more cousins, nephews, and nieces.

A rosary will be held at five o’clock in the evening on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2140 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX, 77098, with a reception following at the Parish Hall. A funeral mass will be held at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1111 St Joseph Parkway, Houston, TX 77002, on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at two o’clock in the afternoon, with a reception to follow at a location to be announced. Friends are welcome to both of these ceremonies. A private interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his memory to Americans for Fair Taxation, P.O. Box 27487, Houston, TX 77227 or at

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Leo from his ND56 Classmates. The family residence is: Mrs. Leo (Bette) Linbeck; 2121 Kirby Lane - #36; Houston, TX; 77019-6065.

FairTax® giant devoted the past 20 years to championing fair and transparent federal taxation

Leo E. Linbeck, Jr.
HOUSTON, TX – June 8, 2013 – Americans For Fair Taxation® (AFFT) announced today the passing of its Chairman and Co-founder Leo Edward Linbeck, Jr.

“The American people have lost a giant who championed simple and fair taxation for everyone,” said Cynthia T. Canevaro, AFFT national campaign manager. “Leo Linbeck, Jr., has devoted 20+ years passionately advocating for fair and transparent federal taxation for all citizens regardless of income or social standing. He was committed to replacing the income tax, a system that favors special interests while punishing taxpayers at every level, with a national consumption tax that taxes citizens not on what they earn, but on what they spend on new goods and services.” The Plan includes the repeal of the 16thAmendment and the elimination of the IRS.

Linbeck was a nationally known Houston businessman and philanthropist. He was a longtime Chairman of Linbeck Construction Corp., a firm founded by his father in 1938 and ranked in 2012 by ENR as the sixth largest building contractor in the U.S. specializing in general building construction for the private sector. At the time of his death, he also served as Chairman of Aquinas Corporation, a holding company for the Linbeck Group.

In 1995, Linbeck joined forces with Robert C. McNair, founder, chairman and CEO of the Houston Texans NFL team, and Jack Trotter (now deceased), to found Americans For Fair Taxation®. The grassroots organization works relentlessly to build national support for the FairTax®, a national consumption tax plan that treats every person equally and allows American businesses to thrive while generating the same tax revenue as the current four-million-plus word income tax code.

“Leo Linbeck recognized 20 years ago the destructive nature of the income tax and how unfair, overly complex, and impossible it is to administer.” said Canevaro. “He poured his time, resources, energy and unwavering passion into advancing the FairTax; a system that allows Americans to keep their whole paycheck while only paying taxes on what they spend, not what they earn.” She added, “We have truly lost an American hero and Patriot, one whose vision will live on among FairTax supporters nationwide. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Bette, the entire Linbeck family and the legion of friends who now mourn his passing.”

Please click on the link below to read an editorial from the Houston Chroncle about Leo

B.S. Chem, Eng.
Belmont, Massachusetts
Army Cadet Club
Henry M. O'Bryan Jr., 77, retired research engineer at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, died suddenly on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at his family cottage in Summit Hill, PA. He died shortly after a day spent working outdoors chipping wood, and playing ball with his grand-daughter, two of his favorite activities.

Born August 20, 1934 in Cambridge, Massachusetts to Eleanor Shea and Henry M. O'Bryan, he was raised in Cambridge, MA and re-sided in Palmerton, PA; Bristol, England; Washington, DC; and Belmont, MA. He graduated from the St. Sebastian's School in Newton MA in 1952.

Henry graduated from Notre Dame in 1956 with a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering and then served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to l958. After the Army, he matriculated at the University of Michigan, earning a Masters Degree in 1960 and a PhD in 1963, both in Materials Engineering. There he also met his wife, the former Joan Kathleen Murray, of Chicago, Illinois. The couple married in 1961 and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last August, in the joyous company of family and friends.

Henry was employed by Bell Laboratories/Lucent Technologies in Murray Hill for 36 years as a materials scientist where he was involved with electronic ceramics and thin film sputtering. He was responsible for 12 patents, dealing with temperature stable low loss micro-wave ceramics, discoveries that proved important for microwave communications, particularly pertaining to cell phone technology. He was past Chairman of the Electronics Division of the American Ceramic Society. He retired from Bell Laboratories in 1999.

A resident of Plainfield since the early 1960s, Henry was a member of the St. Bernard and St. Stanislaus Parish Council, the Plain-field Area YMCA Board, and was President of the United Way of Plainfield. He was a committed coach of Little League baseball, active with YMCA swimming, as well as a Union County Master Gardener. He also was a dedicated volunteer for the Greater Plainfield Habitat for Humanity and the Missionaries of Charity Convent in downtown Plainfield.

Surviving are his wife, Joan Murray O'Bryan; his five children, Joseph (Gabriele) of Herndon, VA, Dr. Jean Knight (Simon) of Philadelphia, PA; Dr. Martin (Rachel) of Denver, CO, John (Michele) of Glencoe, IL, and Thomas (Gretchen) of Cranford, NJ; and nine grand-children: Joan, Patrick, Miles, Owen, Cleo, Hugh, Sofie, Tess and Maeve; and two sisters, Eleanor Smith of Culpeper, VA and Sarah Snow of Short Hills, NJ.

Donations may be made in his memory to the Greater Plainfield Habitat for Humanity, 2 Randolph Rd., Plainfield, NJ 07060. Condolences may be sent by visiting

The family address is Mrs.Joan O'Bryan; 988 Blvd of the Arts; Apt. 616; Sarasota, FL 34236-4840.
A Mass is being celebrated by the Holy Cross priests on Campus for Hank from his ND56 Classmates

TERRY MILOSTAN, Duluth and Mentor Oh Resident, DIED IN TAMPA FL Jan. 2, 2013
Terry B. Milostan, 78, of Concord Township, Mentor, OH for the past 47 years, and formerly of Minneapolis, Minn., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in Tampa, Fla., following a long, courageous battle with heart and lung disease.
He was born July 2, 1934, in Duluth, Minn.
Terry was a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and received a master's degree from the University of Minnesota.
He was a business owner. Prior to retiring, he worked for a number of Cleveland area businesses, among them were White Motor Corporation, Babcock and Wilcox, TRW and SP Manufacturing.
Terry loved all sports and was an avid golfer. He enjoyed playing with his family and his 'golf buddy," Steve Vitale.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nancy (nee Morrison); children, Elizabeth (William) Watts of Dublin, Michael (Deborah) of Willowick and Mary (Rami) Spencer of Lithia, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Robin Milostan of Lancaster, Pa.; grandchildren, Katie and Billy Watts, Matthew D. and Kayla Milostan, Matthew G. and David Milostan, and Madison and Sophia Spencer; sister, Carolyn Erickson of Roseville, Minn.; niece and nephew, Brittany and Ryan Adams. Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Bernadine Milostan; and son, Mark.
He was an organ donor and was able to donate his eyes.
Mass of Christian Burial and a celebration of life service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 7575 Bellflower Road, Mentor. Father Tom Johns will be the celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), 6100 Rockside Woods Blvd., Suite 445, Independence, OH 44131, or to the St. Gabriel or St. John Vianney food banks.
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Terry from his ND56 Classmates
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B.S. Chem, Eng.
Brooklyn, New York
Warren C. Kelliher Died in Hampton, VA 11/29/10
HAMPTON, VA - Warren C. Kelliher, 76, passed away Monday, Nov. 29, 2010. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he had been a Hampton resident for 45 years.

Warren was an engineer for NASA where he was one of the coordinators for the Viking Project. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Warren was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary McDermott Kelliher. He is survived by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard and Doris Light of Fairview, Texas; nieces, Lisa Edge of Redlands, Calif., and Jennifer Light of Fairview, Texas; and many friends and colleagues at NASA.

A funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church by the Rev. Msgr. Robert Perkins.
The family wishes expressions of sympathy to take the form of contributions to the Cat Corner, 85 Fulton St. in Hampton 23663.

Arrangements are by Berceuse Funeral and Cremation Traditions in Hampton, 757-825-8070. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at - Excerpted from the Daily Press

B.S. Aero. Eng.
Alexandria, Louisiana
Freshman Football
I.A.S. Club
Gymnastic Club
Richard E. Prather, class of 56, passed away March 26, 2013 at the age of 78.
Richard was born in Louisiana and graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1957-1962 then became a pilot for American Airlines from 1964-1994.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents Lester E. Prather and Alta L. Prather. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Norene Prather, brother Thomas Prather, and children, Greg, Kim (Mike), Tim(Brittany), and Paul(Kelly), grandchildren, Ethan, Matt, Davis, Baret, Alyssa, Mary Beth, Cooper and Rylie.

He will be remembered by his devotion to his family, his Catholic faith and his love of flying. A memorial prayer service will held at Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, 90 Weathersfield Ave. Altamonte Springs, Fl. March 30, 2013. Visitation 10:30, Service 11:00.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Angel Flight South East.
The family address is Mrs. Norene Prather at 19134 Park Place Blvd; Eustis, FL 32736. A Mass is being celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests from Dick's ND56 Classmates.

B.S. Commerce
Ancram, New York
Propeller Club
Marketing Club




Thomas W. Mullarkey Died in Spring, TX 3/3/13

Thomas William Mullarkey, Jr., 82, of Spring, passed away at home surrounded by his family on March 3, 2013. Tom is survived by his wife Madeleine (Mallette), his children Thomas W., III, John (Lisa), Maureen (Steve) Miller, Marie (Tom) O'Connor, Edward Henriques, Marybeth (George) Milionis, sister Jean Sapp, his grandchildren and a large extended family. He is predeceased by his brother Martin, and his first wife Mary Therese (Condon). Tom met life with a boisterous song. He grew up on the south side of Chicago. After serving as a sergeant in the Korean War, he earned an electrical engineering degree from the University of Notre Dame ('56). In 1955, he married Terry. After her passing, he found love again with Madsie and they created a truly modern family. Ever the engineer, Tom was always building and tinkering. He built giant electrified PEACE and JOY signs for his parish in Oak Lawn, IL, and a backyard fort with extra material from the power plants he designed. Tom and Madsie came to Houston in 1977, where he quickly became an honorary Texan. Tom had a deep love for family, friends, faith and the Fighting Irish. His spirit, energy and belief love can conquer all will be deeply missed. The family will greet friends 10-11a.m., Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in Spring, TX with a funeral Mass to begin at 11a.m. Interment will follow at Klein Memorial Park, SH249. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Tom's name to the St. Ignatius building fund. Go Irish! The family address is: Mrs. Madeleine Mullarkey, 1110 Wealden Forest Dr; Spring, TX 77279-5648 A Mass is being celebrated by the Holy Cross Priests on Campus for Tom from his ND56 Classmates... Published in Houston Chronicle on March 5, 2013

B.S. Commerce
Munster, Indiana
Accounting Club
George P. Blake Died Feb. 2, 2013
(January 22, 1934 - February 2, 2013)

U.S. Veteran George P. Blake age 79 of Northbrook, IL died Saturday, Feb, 2, 2013. Beloved husband of Mary G. nee Mulflur; loving father of James P. (Kris) Blake, Mary Ellen (Dane) Nasenbenny and Michael E. (Meg) Blake; dear grandfather of Jana, Tara and Michael Blake, Katie and Grace Nasenbenny, Nora, Aileen, Morgan and Devin Blake; fond brother of Thomas (Patricia) Blake, Mary Catherine (James) Stock, Michael (Christine) and the late William (Patricia) Blake; many nieces and nephews.

Graduated, University of Notre Dame (Accounting), 1956; University of Chicago Law School, 1961; Retired Partner of Vedder Price.

Visitation, Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Donnellan Family Funeral Home, 10045 Skokie Blvd., at Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL 60077

Funeral, Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 9:00 a.m. from Donnellan Family Funeral Home, 10045 Skokie Blvd., at Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL 60077 to Saint Norbert Church, 1809 Walters Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062, Mass 10:00 a.m.

Graveside Interment, Sacred Heart Cemetery, Lee & Dundee Road, Northbrook, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to, Mount Saint Joseph, 24955 North Highway 12, Lake Zurich, IL 60047, would be appreciated (

Info: or 847-675-1990 The Family address: Mrs. Mary Blake; 2541 Partridge Lane; Norhbrook, IL 60062-4430. A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests from George's ND56 Classmates.

Bachelor of Science
Jasper, Indiana
Knights of Columbus
Dr. Martin Donald Bomalaski DIED 12/22/12

On December 22, 2012, Dr. Martin Donald Bomalaski, 78, died from cancer at home in Indialantic, Florida with loving family nearby. He was born on May 17, 1934 in Jasper, Indiana to Martin Felix Bomalaski and Louise Schlagel Bomalaski.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Marilyn Jones and Joan Pitkin. A sister, Linda Wessel of Jasper, Indiana, survives. He is also survived by his wife of 54 years, Julia Bomalaski; and their children, Marilyn Arnold of San Antonio, TX; Dr. David Bomalaski and his wife, Dr. Susan Bomalaski of Anchorage, Alaska; Martha Tornay and her husband, Christopher Tornay of New York City; Dr. John Bomalaski and his wife, Laura Bomalaski of Indialantic, Florida; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Dr. Bomalaski was a graduate of Notre Dame University and Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Following his residency he served as a captain in the Army for two years and was stationed at 93D Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, Vietnam 1967-1968.

Upon honorable discharge, he began a 20 year career as a radiologist at Jasper Memorial Hospital. He then completed another residency, this time in psychiatry, at the University of Louisville and worked for several years at Central State Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. After retiring, he resided in Indiana and Florida.

Among his interests was a love of nature. He mourned the cutting of a tree and enjoyed hearing coyotes at night on the farm near Jasper where he and his wife lived in the summer. He had a great sense of humor and collected thousands of medical cartoons. Most of all, he was a deeply caring man for his family and friends.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 10:30 AM on Monday, December 31, 2012, at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Indialantic. Following mass, family and friends will continue to celebrate Don's life at Gleason Park in Indian Harbour Beach, FL. A service will be held in Jasper, IN at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to The Nature Conservancy,, Catholic Social Services of Anchorage, Alaska, or a charity of your choice.
The family address is P.O.Box 747; Jasper, IN 47547.
A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross Priests from Don's ND56 Classmates.
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on December 27, 2012

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B. S. Commerce Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Air Cadet Club
Marketing Club

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Robert P. Braun 78, passed away peacefully on January 15, 2013 at home with his wife, Joyce, by his side. He is also survived by his daughter, Kimberlee; his sister, Toots in Palo Alto, California; and his brother, Rusty in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Bob graduated from the Business College at University of Notre Dame in 1956, and was a big fan of the Fighting Irish. Soon after graduation, he began his career at Uniroyal. Eventually he and his family had the opportunity to transfer from Mishawaka, Indiana to sunny Redlands, California in 1979. He retired from Uniroyal as Plant Manager, and then was hired by Carson-Brooks as Plant Manager, working there for many years.

Bob had a keen mind for numbers and liked a good game of poker. He enjoyed ushering at Sacred Heart Church for many years on Saturday evenings. His greatest pleasure, however, was spending time with Joyce.

Memorial mass will be at Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 115 W. Olive in Redlands at 10:00a.m. on Jan. 22.

The family residence is 90 Lakeside; Redlands, CA 92373-4942. A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Bob from his ND56 Classmates.

B.S. Civil Engr.
Linden, NewJersey

Nicholas P. Triano, Jr., 79, of Framingham, Massachusetts died Wednesday, November 14, 2012, peacefully surrounded by his family. Born February 11, 1933 in Elizabeth, NJ, he grew up in Linden, attended Saint Mary of the Assumption High School in Elizabeth, and graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1956 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. Nick then served in the U.S. Army in Germany as a Radio Operator. After his time in the service, Nick was professionally employed as a civil engineer, first at Ebasco Services, Inc. of New York City, where he met his loving and dedicated wife of 52 years, Ida (Puggioni); and later, for many years as Vice President at Chas. T. Main/Parsons of Boston, where he took great pride and skill in overseeing significant hydroelectric projects in the United States and Africa, including as Project Manager of the Shiroro hydroelectric development in Nigeria. He was an avid and dedicated fan of the Fighting Irish Football team, his children, grandchildren and loved working outdoors, building sheds and stone walls, and working in his shop. He is survived by his wife, Ida; their four children Nicholas and his wife Jane of North Andover; Anthony, of Keene, NH; Ida, of Framingham; and Paula (Edwards) and her husband Rick, of Natick; his grandchildren Lydia and Nicholas Triano of North Andover, and Colin, Paige and Alexander Edwards of Natick; his five brothers, John, Edward, Eugene, Thomas and Richard and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Saturday, November 17, at 9 AM from the Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech St. (Corner of Union Ave.) Framingham, followed by his funeral Mass at 10 AM in St. George Church, 75 School St., Framingham. Burial will follow in the family lot in St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick. Visiting hours at the funeral home are Friday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Nick's name to CUREPSP@ For online directions and guestbook please log onto The family address is 51 Claudette Circle; Framingham, Mary Ann 01701-3848. A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Nick from his ND56 Classmates.


Thomas Aloysius “Tom” Cahill, age 80, artist, architect, and urban planner, died on Monday, July 2, 2012, at UW Hospital.

B.S. Arch.
Gadsden, Alabama
Thomas was born Nov. 29, 1931, in Ashland, Ky., to Jones Martin Cahill and Florence Elizabeth (nee Smith) Cahill. He earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Notre Dame, and a master’s degree in urban planning from Harvard University.

He worked as an architect in Norfolk, Neb., designing churches and private homes, and was one of the founding members of the Norfolk Community Concert series, and the Norfolk Community Theater, which still exists today. Mr. Cahill ran The Planners Studio, a consulting company in Boston, with his wife Mary; taught construction management at Wentworth Institute of Technology; and worked for BayBank in Waltham, Mass., until his retirement in 1997. After his wife Mary’s death in 2009, he moved to Madison.

Tom was a resident at Capitol Lakes Health Center. He served on several campus committees, and friends and staff there enjoyed his gentility and optimism. He was a voracious reader, with interests in art, architecture, design, engineering and philosophy.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Monsignor Lawrence Cahill, Jones Cahill and William Cahill; and his wife, Mary Helen (Gerhold) Cahill.

He is survived by his sister, Mary Dickerson of Cincinnati, Ohio, and by his six children, Cathleen (Thomas) Towle, of Brooklyn, N.Y., Timothy Cahill, of Westport, Conn., Barbara Cahill of Somerville, Mass., Michael (Andrea Schmick) Cahill, of Madison, Christopher (Jennifer Grow) Cahill, of Winnetka, Ill., and Briana (Kevin Meara) Cahill, of Pennington, N.J. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren.

Gunderson Funeral Home is providing cremation services. Interment will take place at a later date at Resurrection Cemetery in Madison.

The family expresses their deepest thanks to all the caregivers at Capitol Lakes Health Center for their compassion and friendship. Memorial donations may be made to the Capitol Lakes Foundation Benevolent Care Fund (333 W. Main St., Madison, WI, 53703, 608-283-2003).


B.S. Commerce
Torrington, Connecticut
TORRINGTON- Chris J.“Jimmy” Crowley, 78, loving husband, father and grandfather, longtime resident of Florida passed away unexpectedly on October 20, 2012 while visiting his daughter, Terry, in Plymouth, CT. He now joins his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, MaryAnn (Pavlikovic) Crowley, of 54 years, in the house of the Lord. Chris had resided in Naples Florida for his retirement.

Chris was born in Torrington on October 9, 1934, son of the late Chris J and Anna (Brett) Crowley. He attended St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield, CT and was a graduate of Notre Dame University, class of 1956, with a degree in business. He was a lifelong supporter of his beloved alma mater Notre Dame and the “Fighting Irish”. He successfully owned Crowley’s Appliance Store until his retirement in 1986.

His survivors include five children: Christopher Crowley III and his wife Sandy of Torrington; Terry McNeiece and her husband John of Plymouth; James Crowley of Torrington; Karen Crowley of Vermont; and Ann Spelane and her husband Marc of NC; his sister, Ann Brett Capshaw of Newington; ten grandchildren, Casey, Christopher IV, Craig, Brett, Nicole, Jaimie, Aimee, Kayle, Tyler, and Ali; four great grandchildren, Chris, Alyssa, Adalyn, and Jackson; nieces and nephews, Joann, Michael, Brett, Laura, and Brian. He was predeceased by his nephew Bradford.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated for family and friends on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 160 Main Street, Torrington. A gathering to celebrate his life will follow at his daughter Terry’s house, 318 South St., Plymouth. The Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home, 258 Prospect St, Torrington has care of arrangements. A Mass will be celebrated on the Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Chris from his ND56 Classmates.


Richard A. Van Auken, 78, of Fairlawn, passed away on September 9, 2012.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Loretta M. and Lewis C. Van Auken; and his sister, Joan Van Auken Kennedy.

Dick is survived by his loving wife, Susan Duffy Van Auken; his children, Bradley A. (Ann Currie) Van Auken, Jill V. (William) Akins, Mark A. Van Auken, Duffy (Lori) Stanton, David T. (Tricia) Stanton, and Brian M. Stanton; grandchildren, Ashley E. and Alexander J. Akins, Jessica N. and Lindsay S. Stanton, Ryan P. and Sarah M. Stanton; brothers, Lewis C. (Lois) Van Auken II, and Robert W. (Mary Ann) Van Auken.

A Memorial Mass will take place at 1 p.m., Friday, September 14, 2012, at St. Hilary Catholic Church, 2750 W. Market St., Fairlawn, OH 44333.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the University of Notre Dame, Attn: Donor Services, 1251 N. Eddy St., South Bend, IN 46617-1478; St. Ignatius High School, 1911 W. 30th. St., Cleveland, OH 44113; Ashland University, Attn: Development Office, 401 College Ave., Ashland, OH 44805; and Beaumont School, 3301 N. Park Blvd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118.

Please visit to share a memory or to send a condolence.

Condolences may be sent to Susan Van Auken; 3588 Sparrow Pond Circle; Fairlawn, OH 44333.
A Mass is being celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Dick from his ND56 Classmates.

B.S. Chem. Engr.
New York City, New York
Bengal Bouts
Irish Club
James Connelly, Devoted Teacher, Father of 16 and Hall of Fame Coach, Dies at 78 James Vincent Connelly entered eternal life August 29, 2012 following complications from a stroke. He passed to eternal life surrounded by family at home in Villa Park, where he was a resident for 37 years. Born in New York City on June 13, 1934, Jim Connelly attended Regis High School and graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Civil Engineering and the designation of Outstanding Bengal Bouts Boxer in 1956. After his devotion to God and his family, Mr. Connelly’s greatest vocation was teaching.

His engineering career was short and he began teaching at De La Salle Institute in 1963. In 1967, he joined the faculty at St. Ignatius College Prep where he taught Mathematics, History and Political Science for the next 41 years and coached track and cross country for 23 years. He taught and coached nearly 10,000 scholars and athletes, including 59 state championship qualifiers. Jim was inducted into the Chicago Catholic League Hall of Fame and the Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Among his awards were the Joseph B. Whitehead Educator of Distinction Award, the Dei Gloriam Award from St. Ignatius, the Family Exemplar Award from the University of Notre Dame and several Educator of the Year Awards from St. Ignatius.

He also served as the school board president at Our Lady Help of Christians School on the west side of Chicago and at St. Alexander School in Villa Park. In letters, emails and spoken testimony, scores of his students identified Jim Connelly as the best teacher they had ever had, and cited him as an inspiration in their lives. A devout Catholic, Jim and his wife Susan raised eight biological children, adopted seven more and were foster parents to several dozen other children. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sue (nee Shapley) of Gary, Indiana and by 16 children, along with numerous others who stayed in the Connelly home and called him “Dad.” His children include Patrick, Susan Linville, Peter (Monica), Frank, Timothy (Kari), Kevin (Sarita), Thomas (Katie), Mary O’Malley (Timothy), Nora O’Hara (Michael), Terence (Reshelle), Jason, Christine Fallenstein (Thomas), Timothy Montgomery, Robert, James and Melissa. He is also survived by sister Irene Sullivan (Robert), brothers John (Susan) and Edward (Peggy) and 22 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter Tynia.

A funeral mass of Christian burial will be held on September 1 at 10:00am at St. Alexander Catholic Church in Villa Park, Illinois. A wake will be held at St. Alexander's, 300 S. Cornell, Villa Park, IL, on Friday from 2:00pm to 9:00pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to St. Alexander School Tuition Assistance Fund, 136 S. Cornell, Villa Park, IL, to Easter Seals, 830 S. Addison Avenue, Villa Park, IL or to the Pro-Life Action League, 6160 N. Cicero Avenue, Chicago, IL 60646.

The family residence is 241 So. Summit Ave; Villa Park, IL 60181-2924. A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Jim from his ND56 Classmates.

Bachelor of Science
Streator, Illinois
Physical Education Club
Gymnastics Club
Dr. Alfred Healy, 77, died peacefully in Grand Marais, MN on Thursday morning, April 19, 2012. Dr. Healy, along with his wife Janet, had recently moved to Grand Marais to call the North Shore home.
Alfred (Al) Healy was born October 27, 1934 in Streator, Illinois. He received a BA in physical education from the University of Notre Dame in 1956. In 1957, he earned an MA from the University of Iowa, emphasizing the education of children with developmental disabilities. His continued passion for working with disabled children ultimately earned him his Doctor of Medicine in 1963, followed by residency in pediatrics and fellowship in mental retardation and chronic illness at the University of Iowa in 1967.
Dr. Healy served as a professor at the University of Iowa in both the College of Education and College of Medicine. He served as a staff physician, medical director and director of the University Hospital School, eventually leading to his appointment as the director of the Division of Developmental Disabilities at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
His diverse professional services included chairing the Committee on Children with Disabilities for the American Academy of Pediatrics and serving as President of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. Dr. Healy frequently worked on behalf of the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation and served in the creation of facilities and programs in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Great Britain, France, Saudi Arabia, Turkmenistan and Russia. As an advocate for individuals with disabilities, he frequently testified before committees of both houses of Congress and facilitated several federal projects to train pediatricians and health care professionals. Professional honors and awards include presentation of the Ross Award for Lifetime Achievement in Pediatric Education by the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Alfred Healy Clinic was dedicated in his name at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Upon Dr. Healy’s retirement in 1998, Senator Tom Harkin read a tribute to his accomplishments into the Congressional Record of the United States.
In 1961 he met Janet Rae Taylor of Clinton, Iowa and they were married three years later. They raised three sons and a daughter in Iowa City: Mike, Andy, Tom and Amy. Together they pursued several projects including gardening, farming, numerous paper routes, 4-H projects, automotive restoration, athletics, academics, masonry, photography, woodworking, animal husbandry, home improvement and annual family pilgrimages to northern Minnesota.
Most recently, Al served on the board of directors of North House Folk School in Grand Marais. He loved woodworking, writing, and bookbinding and was passionate about genealogy and Irish history. More than anything else, he loved his family.
Al’s grandchildren are Taylor Healy of Minneapolis, Aidan and Liam Healy of Minneapolis and Linnea and Robin Henrikson of Grand Marais. His sons, daughter and their spouses are Mike and Judy Healy of Minneapolis, Andy Healy of Minneapolis, Tom and Meagen Healy of Whitefish, Montana and Amy and Peter Henrikson of Grand Marais. His siblings are Andy Healy, Mark Healy and Mary Miller, all of Florida. Together with Jan, they look forward to sharing a memorial mass and celebration of Al’s life with friends, extended family and community on May 12 at 1:00 p.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Grand Marais. (Reception and Irish whiskey to follow.)
Memorial contributions may be sent to the UI Foundation, in memory of Alfred Healy MD. Please send gifts to: Alfred Healy MD Memorial, in care of The University of Iowa Foundation, 1 W. Park Road, Iowa City, Iowa 52242.
Gifts made in memory of Al will establish a scholarship fund to assist students in the field of developmental disabilities.
The family address is 455 S. Shore Drive; Grand Marais, MN 55604-2254.
A Mass is being celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Al from his ND56 Classmates.
Bachelor of Science
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Economics Club
Cadet Club

Maj. Gen. Roger J. Price, US Army Retired, 76 passed away on Monday, July 4, 2011. He was born in Paris, Arkansas on November 18, 1934 to Herbert and Elizabeth Erker Price. General Price held positions as platoon leader, company, troop, battalion, and brigade commander in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Armored Divisions in Europe and the United States. He served as the Chief of Staff, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood and later commanded the 1st Infantry Division (Forward) in West Germany. His staff assignments in Washington D.C. included Assistant Congressional Liaison Officer, Budget Analyst and Executive Officer to the Assistant Director of the Army Budget, Chief of the Congressional Budget Liaison Office, Office of the Director of the Army Budget. He was promoted to Brigadier General in December 1979 and served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Resource Management, Headquarters, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army and later Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, where in addition to his duties, he was the lead Army organizer of the 40th Anniversary of D-Day in Normandy. Price was promoted to Major General in July 1985 and became the 39th commander of the 2nd Armored Division June 24, 1986 where he led the division on the largest deployment to Europe since World War II as part of REFORGER 87 and oversaw several rotations to the National Training Center. He became Director of Army Budget in July 1988. He was the Deputy Commanding General, Headquarters, First Army and Fort George G. Meade before retiring in September 1990. His awards include the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Bronze Star Medal. the Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, and the General Staff Identification Badge. Price graduated from Notre Dame with a BA in Economics. He received an MBA from Syracuse University and attended the United States Naval War College. Upon retirement, General Price was active in the Knights of Columbus, serving two terms as Grand Knight. He is survived by his loving wife, Carole Price; daughter, Lisa Price; son, Roger Price, Jr. and wife Melodie and grandson, Nicholas Price. The graveside service with military honors will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Wounded Warriors at
The family address is 3306 Single Peak; San Antonio, TX 78261-1816. A Mass is being celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Roger from his ND56 Classmates.

B.S.C. Commerce
Memphis, Tennessee
Accounting Club

Roy Edward Gillia, Age 76, a resident of Albuquerque, died Monday, January 30, 2012. He is survived by wife, Gay F. Gillia of Albuquerque, NM; four daughters, Ruth Gillia, Mary Saula and husband, Phil, Beth Brown and husband, Jeff, and Kathryn Gillia. Three sons, Charles Gillia, Cary Gillia and Richard Gillia. Roy is also survived by nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Lee Gillia. Mr. Gillia was preceded in death by his father, Lee Roy Gillia; mother, Louise Gillia; and one son, John Gillia. Roy graduated from Notre Dame in South Bend, IN in 1956. He ran for US Congress in El Paso, TX and had an opportunity to speak with President Ronald Reagan. While living in El Paso he was in charge of fund raising for the United Way and was also President of the El Paso Chamber of Commerce. While Roy worked with KMPG as partner, Roy was involved in many civic groups, including Junior Achievement where he met his wife, Gay Gillia. Roy was an avid sports fan, enjoyed playing golf and watching football. Roy had a real zest for living, was vibrant and enjoyed life to the fullest. Services will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2012, 10:00 a.m. at French Mortuary Lomas Reception Hall, with a reception to follow. Interment will take place at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be Richard Gillia, Phil Saula, John Boynton and Scott Taylor and one Honorary Pallbearer, Pat Moore. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, and Vista Care Hospice of New Mexico, 601 Dr. Martin Luther King NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Please visit our online guest book for Roy FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
A Mass is being celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Roy from his ND56 Classmates

Wilkinson, John D., Jr. "Jack" Born June 27, 1929 in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, to Dr. John and Gertrude Wilkinson. Born to Eternal Life June 14, 2012. Survived by his sons John D. III of Dallas, Terrence (Catherine), and Robert; stepsons Stephen K. (Beth) Hermes of Clarkston, Michigan and Robert J. (Patricia) Hermes of Plymouth, Michigan; grandchildren Jennifer (Marc) Rainey and Diana Wilkinson of Austin, Texas, Seffie, Cate, Thomas, and Tiernan Wilkinson, Melissa (Michael) Magee, Nicole (Matthew) Jones, Stephen Hermes, and Robert Hermes, Jr.; great-grandchildren Caitlin Rainey, Matthew Jones, and Sawyer Jones. Beloved brother of Gert Wilkinson of Oconomowoc, Dorothy Yentz of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, Mary (Joseph) Schwartz of Wauwatosa, and Lawrence (Diane) Wilkinson of Eagle; brother-in-law of Jean Foti Wilkinson and Nancy Wilkinson Burke. Further survived by dozens of nieces and nephews and many friends. Preceded in death by his wife Janet Wilkinson, brothers Ned Wilkinson, Michael Wilkinson, and Daniel Wilkinson. Jack grew up in Oconomowoc. He was a graduate of Notre Dame University and Marquette University and a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving in the Korean War. A long-time resident of Wauwatosa, he moved to Detroit in 1984 and lived in Grosse Pointe Woods. He was a member of Saint Paul on the Lake Parish in Grosse Pointe Farms. Visitation will be Monday, June 18, 2012, at 3:30PM, at LUMEN CHRISTI CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2700 W. Mequon Rd., Mequon. (Corner of N. Range Line Rd.) A Funeral Mass will follow the visitation at 5:30PM. Memorial gifts to Catholic Charities and the American Cancer Society are appreciated. May the departed and their dreams ever dwell in the kind and faithful shelter of the Trinity.

The family address is c/o Terrence Wilkinson; 13800 No. Riverland Rd.; Mequon, WI 53097. A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Jack from his ND56 Classmates.

B.S. Chem. Engr.
Peoria, Illinois
Varsity Baseball
Gerald L. “Jerry” Spaeth, age 78, Veteran, USMC 1st Lt.; passed away June 3, 2012; beloved husband of Christine J. for 56 wonderful years; loving father of Christopher, Vincent (Joann) ,Daniel, Frances (John) Novak and the late Robert “Tony” ; dear grandfather of 14; son of the late Ruby L. (nee Brady) and Leo E. Spaeth. Born and raised in Peoria, IL, former resident of Elmhurst, IL, Hinsdale, IL and Downers Grove, IL. Proud graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Past President and Member of the Glen Oak Country Club, Glen Ellyn.

Family and friends are asked to gather at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 134 Arthur St. Elmhurst on Thursday, June 7, 2012 for visitation from 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Graveside service to follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, IL Memorials may be made to the Evans Scholars Foundation( For info please contact Pedersen Ryberg Mortuary 630-834-1133: A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Jerry from his ND56 Classmates.
The family address is: Mrs. Christine Spaeth; 5507 Aspen Ave; Downers Grove, IL 60515.


Bachelor of Arts
Wilmington, Delaware
Delaware Valley Club; Vice Pres.
Dean's List
William D. Bailey, Jr. Age 76, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 21, 2012 at the Heartland Hospice House surrounded by his family.

Born in Newburgh, NY, Bill was the son of the late Rose (Moran) and William D. Bailey, Sr. He was a 1952 graduate of Salesianum School, a 1956 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, and a 1959 graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School. While at Notre Dame, Bill joined the Marching Band and traveled the country. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #1477 which he joined while at Notre Dame.

Admitted to the Delaware Bar in 1960, Bill practiced law for 52 years, a majority of them as a partner for the Bayard Firm and its predecessor firms. He retired from there to spend his last years serving as of counsel at Biggs and Battaglia. In his lengthy legal career, Bill had the pleasure of wearing many different legal hats. He served as House Parliamentarian early in his career. Later on, he represented the State of Delaware Public Service Commission as rate counsel. He was best known for his work in eminent domain.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, James P. Bailey.

He will be dearly missed by his wife of 49 years, Dolores; his daughters, Mary Page Bailey of Wilmington and Hope Dammeyer and her husband, Erik of Newark; his son, Col. William D. Bailey, III and his wife, Tana of Springfield, VA; and four grandchildren, Lily, William, Katherine and Grace.

Friends and family are invited to visitation on Friday, May 25th between 6 and 8 PM at Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday morning at 10 AM at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church, 10 Old Church Road, Greenville. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Salesianum School, 1801 S. Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19802.

The family address is 929 Barley Dr; Wilmington, DE 19807. A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Bill from his ND56 Classmates. It is noted that his father, William D. Bailey, Sr. is ND'24; his son, Col. William D. Bailey, III is ND'88.


Richard Alan Miller
Born in Chicago, Illinois on Nov. 11, 1934
Departed on May 2, 2012 and resided in Rosemount, MN.
Richard Alan Miller, 77, of Rosemount, MN passed away at home Wednesday surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 11, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois to Walter Herman and Noretta (nee Callahan) Miller. Richard is survived by his wife of 54 years, Barbara, children Matthew (Laurie) Miller, Bridget (Daniel) Handke, Julie, Peter (Marnie) and Patty Miller, and Andie (Kevin) Reed, grandchildren Brittany, Zachary (Jena), Jacob, Riley, Jenny, Carolyn, Jack, and Duncan, great-grandson Maxwell, and brother John (Rose) Miller. He was preceded in death by a sister, Norette. Richard lived out his love for others by loving his wife and family dearly, volunteering, singing in the choir at the Church of Saint Joseph, and driving school busses for ISD 196. He will be forever loved, missed, and treasured. A Gathering of Friends and Family is scheduled for 1-3 PM Sunday, May 6 at the Henry W. Anderson Mortuary, 14850 Garrett Avenue, Apple Valley,(952) 432-2331, and 1 hour prior to 11 AM Mass Monday, May 7 at the Church of Saint Joseph, 13900 Biscayne Avenue, Rosemount. Memorials are requested to Food For The Poor and the Church of Saint Joseph Building Fund. Inurnment will follow in the Church of Saint Joseph Cemetery.
The family address is 15133 Crestone Circle; Rosemount, MN 55068
A Mass is being celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Dick from his ND56 Classmates.

Bachelor of Arts
Detroit, Michigan
Knights of Columbus
Bengel Bouts
Paul J. Klebba, age 81, April 21, 2012. Beloved husband of Linda for 28 years. Loving father of Paul (Sue), Sara ‘Sally’ (Steve) Gilo, Peter (Gaye) and the late Mary Ann. Dear grandfather of Erin, Andrew, Alec, Niki, Nolan, Mack, P.J., Keya and Reese. He will be dearly missed by his beloved dog Max.Memorials suggested to Paralyzed Veterans
He was a graduate of Assumption High School in Windsor and the University of Notre Dame in 1956.
Visitation Tuesday, 3-9pm. Funeral Service Wednesday 11:30am at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd., (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill), Garden City
. The family address is c/o Mrs. Linda Klebba, 32231 Pierce; Garden City, MI 48135.
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Paul from his ND56 Classmates
B. S. Commerce
Peoria, Illinois
(April 28, 1934 - April 8, 2012)
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PEORIA- With the support of the OSF Hospice staff, and the loving care of his family, James M. Tedford, Jr. (Jim) passed away peacefully in his home on Easter morning, April 8, 2012.
James Madison Tedford, Jr was born on April 28, 1934 in Memphis, TN the son of James M. and Josephine (Guinee) Tedford, Sr. He married Cecelia Ann Beckfeld on May 17, 1958 in Peoria. She survives.
Other family surviving include two sons, James (Terri) Tedford III of Folsom, CA and John (Shannon) Tedford of Peoria; two sisters, JoAnn Newburg of Phoenix, AZ and Mary Jane Slavens of Peoria; seven grandchildren, Megan, Matthew, Sarah, Anna, Michael, Noah, and Will. He was preceded by his son Joseph and his parents.
Jim was a very beloved husband, brother, father, and grandfather. Jim was a graduate of Spalding Institute (1952) and the University of Notre Dame (1956) with a degree in Finance. He served in the US Navy from 1956 to 1959.
He held various management positions at Caterpillar Inc, where he worked for 30 years retiring in 1990.
Jim was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Peoria Hgts, the Mt. Hawley Country Club, and was an active participant in Alcoholics Anonymous for the last 20 years.
A Funeral Mass will be at 10 AM, Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the Resurrection Mausoleum Chapel. Franciscan Fathers will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Arrangements through Wright & Salmon Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army or OSF Hospice.
The Family would like to give special thanks to OSF Hospice, Dr. Henry Gross, and Dr. Paul Cheng for their compassion and support.
The family address is to Cecilia Tedford, 7211 Charles Way; Peoria, IL 61614--2105.
A Mass will be celebrated by the Holy Cross priests on Campus for Jim from his ND56 Classmates.
Bachelor of Arts
Portlan, Oregon
Glee Club
Published in Home News Tribune on January 24, 2010
James D. Nichols, Esq., 76, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at the VA Hospital in Lyons, NJ. Born in Portland, OR, he lived in Piscataway for 30 years and North Brunswick for 5 years. He graduated from Notre Dame in 1956 and NY Law School in 1970 and was a Captain in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years. He performed at Circle Playhouse in Piscataway for several years. Mr. Nichols had law offices in Piscataway, New and North Brunswick since the mid-70s.
Surviving are his daughter, Mary Eckert; son, Robert Nichols; step-sons, Michael Gibson, Christopher Gibson, Laurence Gibson; step-daughter, Veronica Bona; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one step-great grandchild; niece, Theora Nichols; one great-niece, and second wife, Carol George. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Peter the Apostle Church, 94 Somerset St., New Brunswick, on Jan. 30, 2010, at 3 p.m.
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Hoiy Cross priests for Jim from his ND56 Classmates.
Bachelor of Arts
Danbury, Connecticut
Senior Football Manager
French Club
Irish Club
Robert Lawrence McGoldrick died at his home in Bloomfield, on March 12 after a courageous fight with cancer that inspired his friends and family. He was 77. He dedicated his life to serving God, his family, and his friends and strived to live each day to the fullest through his incredible work ethic and his genuine concern for brightening the lives of those around him. He will be remembered as a man who gave selflessly to his friends and family and built a legacy of client service through his career. He was born in Danbury, on March 20, 1934. He was the devoted son of the late John Howard and Esther McGoldrick. He attended St. Peter's Elementary School and Danbury High School and was recognized around Danbury for his motorcycle-driven Upsy Daisy ice cream business. He graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame in May, 1956. One of his proudest accomplishments at Notre Dame was working as Head Football Manager. The University had a tremendous impact on Bob, and it would remain a fundamental part of his life. He spent countless hours giving back to Notre Dame, serving on the Alumni and Admissions Boards and as President of the Monogram Board. He passed on his love of Notre Dame to each of his six children who followed in his footsteps and graduated from the university. He created lasting memories with his family in the time they spent there whether watching football, attending mass at Sacred Heart, visiting the Grotto or sharing meals together at Bruno's. He was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy in 1956 serving on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Ticonderoga CVA 14. He would later spend 13 years in the Naval Reserve, retiring as a Lieutenant Commander. "Goldy" was an institution at CIGNA. He spent 35 years working at CIGNA (and its predecessor the Connecticut General Life Insurance Company). He officially retired in 1994 and spent the next decade consulting for the company. He started in 1959 working in the Hartford Group Office and later moved to the company's Bloomfield, headquarters where he stayed for the remainder of his career. His career was spent fostering close relationships with clients and mentoring and enriching the careers of countless employees. He was instrumental in founding CIGNA's National Accounts operation and in convincing the company to invest in the health care business. Both remain foundations of the company's success. Bob was a dedicated member of St. Timothy Church in West Hartford where he was an active parishioner for nearly 50 years. He served on the board of St. Francis Hospital and was a past Chairperson of the Northwest Catholic High School Annual Fund. Bob, in his early years, coached in both the West Hartford Youth Football and Baseball leagues. He and his wife, Jody, cherished spending summers at their Cape Cod home on Ayer Lane in Harwichport, MA and wintering at the Trafalgar in Highland Beach, FL. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Joanne Donohoe McGoldrick; as well as his six children: Michael McGoldrick and his wife Marilyn of West Hartford, Mark McGoldrick and his wife Carolyn of New Canaan, Maureen McGoldrick Hann and her husband John of Norcross, GA; Patrick McGoldrick, Kelly McGoldrick Curran and her husband Tom of Pittsford, NY; and Christopher McGoldrick and his wife Kjeldy of West Hartford. He also leaves 16 grandchildren: Brendan, Brian, Matt and Kyle McGoldrick; Erin and Holly McGoldrick; John, Robert and Lauren Hann; Thomas, Kate, Michael and Kevin Curran; and Owen, Peter, and Torin McGoldrick. He is survived by his sister Jean Mahoney of Southbury.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 15 from 4-8 p.m. at The Church of St. Timothy, 1116 N. Main St., West Hartford, CT 06117. Funeral services will also be held at The Church of St. Timothy on March 16 at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church of St. Timothy or to a scholarship established in his name at the University of Notre Dame (donations to the "University of Notre Dame" and sent to: Robert McGoldrick Memorial Scholarship c/o Brian Green; University of Notre Dame; Office of Development; 1251 N. Eddy Street Commons, Suite 300; South Bend IN 46615). Ahern Funeral Home in Hartford has charge of arrangements (
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Bob from his ND56 Classmates
The Family address: Mrs. Jody McGoldrick, 18 Colonial Dr. No; Bloomfield, CT 06002.
B. S. Mech. Engr.
South Bend, Indiana
Edward F. Barrett of Monroe, CT passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 surrounded by his wife and family. He was 77 years old. Ed was born in Buffalo, NY and attended high school in South Bend, Indiana. He graduated from theUniversity of Notre Dame, where his father was a law professor, in 1956 with a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He served two years of active duty in the army, retiring from the army reserves with the rank of captain. Ed then worked at Dupont and Remington Arms. When he retired in 1985 he was Vice President and General Manager of Du Pont's Fabrics and Finishes Department, which included responsibility for Remington Arms in Bridgeport. Ed believed in volunteerism and giving back to his community. Since moving to Monroe in 1963, he served as a Town Council member, Chairman of the Republican Town Committee, President of the Bridgeport YMCA, Chairman of the Blue Ribbon Schools Panel in Monroe, and as a Justice of the Peace. In addition, he was an active member of the Jaycees and St. Jude's Parish. Mr. Barrett is survived by his wife, Katherine (nee Finnegan), his six children: Kathryn, Lisa, Jennifer, Amy, Edward and Sheila, 16 grandchildren and his great grandson. He is survived by his brother, David, and his sister, Mary. He is predeceased by his first wife, Constance (nee Custer), his brother, Peter, his father, Edward, and his mother, Kathryn. Visitation will be on Monday, February 27, from 4 to 8 PM at the Spadaccino's Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe. A funeral will be held at 10a.m. on Tuesday, February 28, at St. Jude's Church in Monroe. The burial will be private at the convenience of the family In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to The Alzheimer's Association , P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. Online Condolences may be left at
The family address: Mrs. Kathy Barrett; 92 Hammertown Rd; Monroe, CT 06468.
A Mass will be celebrated on the ND Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Ed from his ND56 Classmates.
Published in Connecticut Post from February 25 to February 26, 2012
B. S. Commerce
Salimar, California
French Club
Irish Club
Published in North County Times on January 28, 2012
Michael Charles Murphy Charisti crux est mea lux VISTA --
Michael Charles Murphy, born October 26, 1933, died peacefully Sunday, January 22, 2012. He is an alumnus of U. of Notre Dame in the College of Commerce. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Mary; seven children, Michele, Mary, Diane, Kathleen, Michael, Patrick, Theresa, and their spouses; 14 grandchildren; his sisters, Maureen and Colleen; a brother, Nicholas; and many relatives and friends. The Holy Rosary and Mass will be on Saturday, January 28th, at 4 p.m., at St. Joseph Chapel, Santa Teresita, 819 Buena Vista St., Duarte, CA. 91010 ~ dinner reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to Santa Teresita are appreciated.
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A Mass is being celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Mike from his ND56 Classmates.

The family address is 935 Heather Dr.; Vista, CA 92084-5562

Bachelor of Arts
Akron, Ohio

William M. Malloy, age 78, passed away Feb. 3, 2012. Survived by wife, Evelyn A. (Petrangelo); daughters: Jayne Custred (Daniel), Marie Cora-Alguero (Andre), Amy Jaswal (Sanjiv), Doris Hossack (Steven), Molly Belden (Sam) and son: John (Jessica); 14 grandchildren; son of Dr. Vincent C. Malloy and Doris Morrison Malloy (deceased); brother of Neal (deceased); sister-in-law Donna Derringer Malloy; niece Kathy and nephew Patrick; sister-in-law: Christine M. Petrangelo. Gathering at Our Lady Chapel at Gilmour Academy (34001 Cedar Rd., Gates Mills, 44040) 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 7, 2012 followed by memorial mass at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Jennings Center for Older Adults, 10204 Granger Rd., Garfield Heights 44125 or Gilmour Academy, 34001 Cedar Rd., Gates Mills 44040.
The family address is 17596 Eastbrook Trail, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023
A Mass from his ND56 Classmates will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Bill

Remembered in the Plain Dealer as a famous Clevelander who passed away during 2012

Bill Malloy, singer, musician, 78: Malloy, who sang tenor and played strings and arranged songs, was a key member of the New Wine Singers. The group played at top venues, including the Chicago Opera House and New York's Basin Street East. According to his Plain Dealer obituary, Malloy helped run the Rising Moon, a Chicago folk club that was destroyed by an apparent arson. He created what he called "Gilmour Academy Dixieland" music. A former associate professor at Ursuline College, he wrote commercial jingles for the Cuyahoga County Fair and the Steamship William G. Mather. His death on Feb. 3 followed a struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

Cleveland Heights-- Bill Malloy drew crowds with folk music, humor and what he called "Gilmour Academy Dixieland, which is similar to screams heard at an Irish wake."

Malloy died Feb. 3 at the Jennings Center for Older Adults from complications of Alzheimer's disease. He was 78.

"Bill was a multi-faceted and rare talent," said Arnie Lanza, a Gilmour schoolmate and later a bandmate.

A tenor, strings player and arranger, Malloy played with the New Wine Singers at top venues, including the Chicago Opera House and New York's Basin Street East. He also helped to run the Rising Moon, an early Chicago folk club razed by apparent arson.

He later marketed Ohio agencies, taught at Ursuline College and wrote songs for commercials about the Goodtime II and the Cuyahoga County Fair.

In the early 1960s, Billboard called the New Wine Singers "exquisite." The Plain Dealer's Peter Bellamy wrote, "This offbeat group has been blasting the roof off.... This is the most successful show this entertainment-resistant city has ever know."

In 1980, Malloy told The Plain Dealer, "From a musician's point of view, life is a party all the time, with continuous music, drinking and sins... Why do you think we play this music, anyway?"

Malloy was raised in Fairlawn by a physician who drummed in an amateur jazz band. The son gradually learned drums, banjo and guitar. He strummed the banjo with an old-time technique known as frailing.

Overcoming dyslexia, reading with the help of a ruler, he graduated from Gilmour Academy and Notre Dame University. He later earned a master's degree at Cleveland State University and was finishing a doctorate at Kent State University when Alzheimer's interfered.

"He was the most intellectual man I've ever met," said Bob Connelly, a Gilmour schoolmate and a bandmate.

In 1955, Malloy formed the Barrelhouse Five with Lanza, Connelly, Brad Hale and Gilmour grad Paul Fanning. The jazz group played in the Algiers and other University Circle clubs. Malloy lived awhile in Venice, Calif., a bohemian oceanfront community, but returned to Cleveland for gigs in the summertime.

In 1960, Malloy, Connelly and Lanza formed a folk and Dixieland band that grew into the New Wine Singers. They helped open Farragher's Back Room, also known as the Rising Moon. Soon the nook had far more patrons than seats.

Several other musicians joined the band over the years, including popular folk singers Gusti Hervey and Tedd Browne, the latter of whom was slain in 1968 by a racially motivated gunman. New Wine members Spanky McFarlane and Malcolm Hale, Brad's brother, later found fame with Spanky and Our Gang.

Early in 1962, the New Wine Singers became the house band and managers of a new Rising Moon in Chicago. Stars such as Bill Cosby and the Clancy Brothers would drop into the popular spot for drinks and end up grabbing the mike.

Late that year, three strangers offered to buy the club. The musicians turned them down. The next morning, the club burned down. The musicians hurried home to Cleveland.

They played together for a couple more years, with occasional reunions later. They recorded two albums and performed at New York's Village Gate and Gaslight. They mostly played music by other songwriters, but Malloy contributed an original song, "The Hellfire Stare of Bishop Sheen."

He also played for American troops in Vietnam. Then he returned to Chicago as vice president of the Merlin Co., which made banjos.

Settling in Cleveland Heights, commuting to Columbus, he was communication director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health from 1972 to 1974. Then he worked for three years in Cleveland as marketing director of the Ohio Lottery. He also taught summer school at Notre Dame College.

In 1983, Malloy joined Ursuline's English department as associate professor. His courses included an introduction to western culture: books, music, art and more.

B.S. Aero. Engr.
Hartford City, Indiana
Air Force Drum &
Bugle Corps
Knights of Columbus
James (Jim) Abram Herbaugh, 77, died Friday, October 21, 2011 in Westminster Village, Muncie.

He was born on August 16, 1934 in Hartford City to James & MaryEllen Herbaugh. Jim attended Holy Family Grade School in Hartford City and graduated from Hartford City High School in 1952. After high school Jim proudly attended the University of Notre Dame and graduated in 1956 with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering.

Jim was in the Air Force from 1957-1959. He worked for Pratt Whitney in Florida for a few years and was part of the Snark Missile Project. Jim started working for TRW in the mid 1960’s and worked there until he retired in 1998. While working for TRW Jim worked in Houston, TX as part of the Apollo project, and he was credited with developing the Guidance System Limb of Apollo Lunar Module that landed on the moon.

Jim moved his family to Southern California in the early 70’s and settled in Torrance. He was instrumental in establishing the Southwood Baseball Little League and was always supportive of his children playing sports, specifically AYSO Soccer, in the South Bay. Jim had a large circle of friends and he enjoyed the wine tasting group and the annual trips to Yosemite. Jim was a member of both St. Lawrence Martyr & St. James Parish’s in Redondo Beach, and he was a long time member of the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his children; James Herbaugh (Paula) and William (Billy) Herbaugh, both of Southern California; Lynne Catrow (Dan) of Sparks, NV; grandchildren, Ben, Ashley, Ian & Connor; sisters Ann (Herbaugh) Dawson of Duluth, MN and Carol (Herbaugh) O’Rourke (Robert) of Hartford City, IN and many nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Wilna Browning Herbaugh, and his parents.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 26 in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 209 S. Spring St., Hartford City with Father Dave Newton, Celebrant. Burial will follow in Hartford City Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 25 at Waters Funeral Home, 501 W. Washington St. and from 9 – 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday. A Christian Wake Service will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorials may be made in the form of masses to the church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at:

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Jim from his ND56 Classmates.
The family address is c/o Mrs. Lynne Catrow, 5425 Spanish Moss Dr; Sparks, NV 89436

Bachelor of Arts
Wenatchee, Washington
Sailing Team
Camera Club
David Child Goodfellow, 76, passed suddenly on Friday, February 18 in NC. He was the youngest of three children born to George Herbert and Helen Child Goodfellow of Wenatchee, WA. A memorial service will be held at a future date. A Notre Dame 1956 graduate, David was a freelance technical writer with two computer books and many magazine articles to his credit. His expertise covered a range of technical and engineering fields from robotics to paper mills, computers, and miniature steam engines. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, sailing and reading any book ever written.
David leaves behind a daughter and son in law, Gretchen and Carey Mueller of NC; sister, Elizabeth G. Engle of Edmonds, WA; and six amazing nephews: Richard, Thomas, George, and John Goodfellow, and Brian and Stephen Engle. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Janet Kay Warneke Goodfellow, and brother, George Herbert Goodfellow, Jr. Montlawn Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements"
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests honoring Dave from his ND 56 Classmates.
The Family address is c/o Gretchen Goodfellow Mueller; 1421 East Broad St; Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526.
Mitchell, James L., of Cambridge, Dec 16th. Husband of Ann W. Mitchell (Washer). Father of Jennifer, James, Peter, Jonathan and the late Kristine Mitchell. Also survived by 5 grandchildren and many other loving relatives and friends. James is a retired architect and an avid painter and actor. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Dr. Frank Cicciarelli wrote: A few days ago I received a letter from Jim Mitchell's wife Ann with the sad news that our classmate Jim died December 16, 2011 at home in Cambridge, MA. He suffered from multiple chronic health problems. His condition progressively deteriorated in recent months. I was able to find only a very brief obituary at the website of Rogers Funeral Home in Cambridge. shown above
Jim and I were good friends through sophomore and junior year. He was a brilliant, colorful, high energy and multitalented student. Near the end of junior year (spring 1955) Jim was expelled from N.D. under allegations Jim says were not true. I lost contact with him during the subsequent 33 years, often wondering how he was doing. In 1998, an architecture classmate (I believe it was Reno Masini) led an effort to survey the architecture class for their bios and contact information. That is how I was able to reconnect with Jim in 1998. For the 13 years hence, My wife, Terry, and I have enjoyed many exchanges of cards, letters, photos, e-mails and long phone calls with Jim.

Through non-traditional channels Jim developed a successful architecture career while experiencing many challenges related to his health and personal life. May he rest in peace, pain free.
Frank Cicciarelli
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Jim by his ND56 Classmates.
The family address is: Mrs. Ann Mitchell, 6 Bellis Circle, Cambridge MA 02140-320

B.S. Mech. Engr.
Kansas City, Missouri
Kampus Keglers

Seiber, William D., (A.K.A "Dad," "Uncle Beer," "Uncle Billy," "Billy Goat," and "Grandpa"), 78, was born July 5, 1933, married December 29, 1967 and passed away at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville on December 15, 2011.

He was a civil engineer, military pilot, football fan, Catholic, gourmand, dog lover and beloved family man. Bill loved unconditionally, laughed whole-heartedly, and was a role model to all who knew him.

Bill is survived by his three siblings, John, James (Nick) and Judy Healy; his loving and devoted wife, Barbara Jean; their two sons, William and Timothy; and two grandchildren: Will and Shelley's seven-month-old daughter, Charley Lynne and Tim and Jennifer's five-month-old son, Louen Michael. A short count of his nieces, nephews, first and second cousins, godchildren and in-laws quickly approaches triple digits. The number of pure-love hugs he dispensed along with knuckle sandwiches and countless unforgettable nicknames defies calculation. In those years when children were supposed to be seen and not heard, he believed they should be turned upside down, tussled with, squashed in bear hugs, and given ice cream. His delight in the young was boundless.

Bill was born in 1933, and lived in New Albany, IN, Hannibal, MO, and Louisville. He graduated from Lillis High School in Kansas City in 1950 and went on to earn a degree in mechanical engineering from Notre Dame in 1956. His devotion to the Notre Dame football team endured to the end of his life.

He joined the Air Force in 1956 and trained at Cherry Point, NC as a pilot. In 1967, he joined 123rd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing of the Kentucky Air National Guard, flying out of Louisville's Bowman Field, rising to lieutenant colonel. He was promoted to base civil engineer and made responsible for building a military aircraft arresting barrier on a civilian airport, a first in the United States.

In 1985, Bill was the commander of the 123rd Civil Engineering Squadron when it won the Air National Guard's Outstanding Civil Engineering Unit award. The honor recognized the extraordinary efforts the unit made to fully train 45 heavy-equipment operators, sending them to Ohio, Pennsylvania, Fort Knox and Georgia. As a result, the unit was able to dispatch teams to provide crucial aid for far-flung projects, including both Wyoming and Germany.

"In July 1985," according to a report in The Phantom, the squadron's newspaper, "54 members of the unit were deployed to Rhein-Main AB, Germany, where a terrorist car bomb was detonated 200 feet from their living quarters. No members of the Kentucky unit were injured, and the unit volunteered to assist in damage assessment, bomb damage repair, explosive ordinance reconnaissance, and debris cleanup." Bill retired from the military in 1987. He worked as an engineering consultant with Rohm and Haas, the German-founded company with a long history in manufacturing, most notably Plexiglas.

He met Barbara Jean on a blind date and they married at Saint Raphaels in Louisville in 1967, and bought a white Southern Colonial home in Anchorage, KY. William Christopher was born in 1969, Timothy in 1971. Both graduated Trinity High School. Will attended The University of Oklahoma and studied meteorology and is now an international cargo pilot. Timothy earned a degree in metal work from the Cleveland Institute of Art and a master's degree in sculpture from Hunter College in New York. He is a world class artist and Jeweler in New York City, where he resides with his Wife and Son.

In 2001, Bill and Barbara Jean moved from Anchorage to a new home in Prospect, KY and bought a second house in the Florida Panhandle. Bill enjoyed spending time there, doling out treats to the neighborhood dogs and watching beautiful sunsets with Barbara. For many years, he took long walks on the beach with his old friend Captain, a chocolate lab.

A visitation is planned 6-8 p.m. January 5, 2012 at the Epiphany House, 914 Old Harrods Creek Road, Anchorage KY. Memorial services are planned 10 a.m. on January 6, 2012 at Epiphany Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to Bill's alma mater, Notre Dame at Department of Development, 1100 Grace Hall, Notre Dame, IN, 46556. The family address is 8611 Broecker Blvd; Louisville, KY 40241-6103 Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests honoring Bill from his ND56 Classmates.

B.S. Mech. Engr.
Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Connecticut Club;
Irish Club
Thomas S. West, age 77 of Simsbury, beloved husband of Elizabeth (Anderson) West, died Saturday, (November 12, 2011) at his home in Simsbury. He was born May 1, 1934 in Chicago, IL, son of the late Archbald F. and Catherine (Quaid) West and lived in Simsbury for the past 46 years. Tom attended the University of Notre Dame and graduated in 1956 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and continued his study through graduate programs. Tom began his career at Hamilton Standard - Division of United Technologies as a Project Engineer. He progressed holding positions as Program Manager, Electronics Operations Manager, Manager of Quality Engineering and Director of Global Manufacturing Engineering Resources upon retiring in March of 1993. He was a dedicated member of St. Catherine of Siena Church in West Simsbury, committed to his family, a man who loved and cared deeply for his friends and neighbors. He enjoyed serving the Town of Simsbury as Chairman of the Simsbury Farms Complex Committee for the past thirteen years. In 2008, Tom was honored as a Simsbury Hometown hero. Tom enjoyed golf, swimming, gardening, home improvements, cruising, dining out and town politics and was an avid lover of the University of Notre Dame and Notre Dame football. He was recognized as past President of the Simsbury Farms Men's Golf Club and Geritol League responsible for starting two new leagues at the course, a senior 9 and a senior 18 at Simsbury Farms. Tom enjoyed managing Little League/Babe Ruth baseball when his sons were teenagers. Besides his loving wife of 54 years, he is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and George Babeu of Cumberland, ME, his son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Terri West of Wake Forest, NC; his grandchildren, Christopher Babeu of Boston, MA, Ryan Babeu and his wife Kelly and Jennifer Babeu of Portland, ME, Jonathan and Bryan West of Simsbury, Cassidy and Brittney West of Wake Forest, NC; and his daughter-in-law, Joyce P. West of Simsbury, He was predeceased by his son, Thomas Francis West, his sister Mary Elizabeth West Murphy and his brother William Joseph West.
Friends may call at the Vincent Funeral Home, 880 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, on Friday, November 18th from 3-7 p.m. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, November 19th, 10 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 265 Stratton Brook Road, West Simsbury. Burial will follow in Simsbury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pantry Partner's of St. Catherine's to help citizens in need of food, P.O. Box 184, West Simsbury, CT 06092. Please visit Tom's "Book of Memory's at for online condolences.
The family residence: Mrs. Betty West; 10 Meadow Crossing Dr.' Simsbury, CT 06070=1007.
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus for Tom by the Holy Cross priests from his ND56 Classmates
B.S. Mech. Engr.
Milldale, Connecticut
Connecticut Club;
Exec. Committee
Army Cadet Club
John C. Patz...Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Friend Age 77, of North Oaks Died suddenly at home with Nancy, his wife of 51 years at his side on November 5, 2011. Preceded in death by his son, Tony. Also survived by children, Kurt (Susan), Susanna (Joseph) Manfredi, Jennifer (Tim) Kruse; grandchildren, Caroline & Elena Patz, Amanda, Maggie, Marianna & Noelle Manfredi, Gabbie & Tony Kruse; siblings, Richard, Judy Gaffney and Kristine Heinrich. Distinguished military graduate of the University of Notre Dame 1956. Earned Airborne Wings and Ranger Patch in the US Army. Jack was a 35-year Dale Carnegie instructor. Inductee into the Southington (CT) HS Baseball Hall of Fame. Owned and operated J.C. Patz Co. A gathering for family and friends will be held from 4-7PM Wednesday, November 9 at HOLCOMB-HENRY-BOOM-PURCELL, 515 Hwy 96 W at Mackubin, Shoreview. Mass of Christian Burial 10AM (gathering begins at 9AM) Thursday, November 10 at ST. MARY OF THE LAKE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 4741 Bald Eagle Avenue, White Bear Lake. Interment Fort Snelling. Memorials preferred to Tony Patz Memorial Scholarship Fund at St. John's University or North Oaks Golf Club.
A Mass will be celebrated in Jack's memory by the Holy Cross priests on Campus from his ND56 Classmates.
The family residence is: Mrs. Nancy Patz; 2 Shadow Lane; St. Paul, MN 55127-2612
Published in Pioneer Press from November 7 to November 8, 2011
B.S. Aero. Engr.
Albuqquerque, New Mexico

Albino C. Bustamante "AL" Age 77, a resident of Albuquerque, died very suddenly while watching his beloved Notre Dame football on Saturday, October 29, 2011. He survived by his wife, Theresa Ortega Bustamante of Albuquerque, NM; daughters, Pamela Garcia and husband, Markus; Laurie Garcia; Whitney Bustamante and Andrea Bustamante and a son, Mark Bustamante; granddaughters, Tawnya Garcia, Amber Garcia; grandsons, Tony Garcia, Daniel Garcia, Andrew Bustamante and Aiden Jiron; great-grandson, Jocyah Garcia; great-grandaughter, Sophia Garcia; sisters, Dolores Roybal, Jane Crespin and husband, Ben; Tomasita Davis and husband, Milton. Al was preceded in death by his daughter, Victoria Bustamante; father, Albino Bustamante; mother, omasita Bustamante; sisters, Susie Templeton and Rosaline Lopez; brothers, Santiago Bustamante, Luciano Bustamante and Joseph Bustamante. Al graduated and grew up in Pecos, NM, attended St. Michaels in Santa Fe then graduated from St. Mary's High School in Albuquerque. He was a 1956 graduate at the University of Notre Dame where he received degree aeronautical engineering. He also earned a degree in mechanical engineering from New Mexico State. Al worked for Douglas Aircraft in California, White Sands Missile Range before starting his 38 year career at Sandia National Labs where he retired from in 1996 but has continued to consult. In 1996, he was awarded the National Hispanic Engineer Award for all of his work and achievements. He was an active member of the Sorin Society at the University of Notre Dame. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. His Notre Dame experience and his faith in Our Blessed Mother was the core of his character and integrity. Friends may visit French Lomas Chapel Wednesday, November 2, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, November 3, 2011 at Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic Church, 2621 Vermont St. NE. Entombment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the University of Notre Dame or to a Thanksgiving Drive of your choice. "You are loved." FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500.

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Al from his ND56 Classmates. The family address is Mrs. Theresa Bustamante; 3224 Rhode Island NE; Albuquerque, NM 87110-2429.

B.S. Arch
W. Orange, New Jersey
Architects Club
Bangal Bouts
Paul W. Reilly, formerly of Locust, N.J., passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, in Stamford, Conn. Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank, N.J. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 6, at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, 30 Ward Ave., Rumson, N.J.

Mr. Reilly was a liturgical architect who was closely associated with the Catholic Church. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, he joined the practice of his father, Paul C. Reilly. Together, they worked on many projects in the New York and New Jersey area, including the completion and renovation of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, N.J., and the Church of Our Savior in New York City. Mr. Reilly also designed various churches/religious buildings, including the Shrine of the World Apostolate of Fatima (1976); St. Francis Dechantal Church, Bronx, N.Y.; Holy Family Church, Staten Island, and the rectory at Holy Cross Church, where Mr. Reilly's Funeral Mass will be held. Mr. Reilly's work included several projects at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden, N.J., in addition to several houses on Kiawah Island, S.C., and he was working on the Chapel at Ave Maria University, outside Naples, Fla.

Mr. Reilly was an avid reader and was active in several civic organization, including the Salvation Army and the Middletown Historical Society. He was also an active alumnus of the University of Notre Dame, as well as an avid fan of the Irish football program and the N.Y. Mets. Mr. Reilly was predeceased by his wife of almost 50 years, Trudy Reilly, in 2007. He is survived by a daughter, Ellen Reilly of Norwalk, Conn.; a son, Paul Reilly and wife, Diane, of Chicago, Ill., and a daughter, Regina Cochrane and husband, Jim, of Little Silver, N.J. Mr. Reilly, also known as "Poppy"" by his grandchildren, Paul, Nathaniel, Caroline, Seamus, Charlotte and Tucker, will be truly missed by his family and friends.

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus for Paul by the Holy Cross priests from his ND56 Classmates.

The family address: 1155 No. Dearborn, APt. 1401; Chicago, IL 60610-6692

B.S. Aero. Engr.
Brooklyn, New York
Glider Club
Francis Michael Hunter, age 75, of Shelton, beloved husband of Therese Mahony Hunter, died on Saturday July 9, 2011 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Born in Brooklyn, New York on November 20, 1935, he was the son of the late Walter and Veronica Stewart Hunter. Mr. Hunter was a graduate of Brooklyn Prep High School and earned his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

He was employed with Sikorsky Aircraft for 43 years before his retirement with leadership roles in Engineering, Product Support and Product Safety. Frank was a parishioner at St. Lawrence Church in Shelton, a member and volunteer of the Sikorsky Archives and a member of the White Hills R.C. Club. He also enjoyed woodworking. He was predeceased by a daughter, Sharon Elizabeth.

In addition to his wife, survivors include his devoted children, Jeanne Bodyk and her husband Frederick of Shelton, Daniel Hunter ('84) and his wife Sharon of Shelton, Christine Hunter of Manhattan, Margaret Levine and her husband Steven of Naugatuck, Major Kevin Hunter and his wife Jennifer of Quantico, VA, nine grandchildren: Emily Bodyk, Mary, John and James Hunter, Hannah Levine, Victoria, Samantha, Sean and Alexander Hunter, and his brothers and sisters, Joan DeOliveira of New Mexico, Donald Hunter of Connecticut, Anne Tubridy of California, Marie Kenniff of New York and Richard Hunter of California.

Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 9 a.m. in the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull, and at 10 a.m. in St. Lawrence Church, Shelton for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut Hospice at Home Program, 765 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT. 06604.

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Frank from his ND56 Classmates. Condolences may be sent c/o Daniel Hunter (ND84), 84 Old Dairy Lane; Shelton, CT 06484.

Bachelor of Arts
Logan, West Virginia
John Patrick Curry of Portage, MI died peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving wife Pat, of 54 years, and family September 23, 2011. John was born May 3, 1934 in West Virginia to Bruce and Mary Curry who preceded him in death. John graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1956. He was self employed working in the financial industry for over 50 years. He was a NCO Veteran of the US Army. He loved family and ND Football. John married Patricia Blessington on October 26th, 1956.

He is survived by Pat and their five children: Joe (Sarah) Curry, Mary Patricia Curry, Kathleen (Rob) Homan, Carmen (Jeff) Triezenberg, and John G. Curry. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, four siblings and their families.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on September 30th at 11 AM. Family and friends will be received one hour prior at the St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 1150 West Centre St., Portage, MI. The interment will be at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, MI at 2:30 PM. In honor of John, memorials can be directed to VNA Hospice. In leaving this life John would remind all to "Live like a champion." A Mass will be celebrated by the Holy Cross priests in John's honor from his ND56 Classmates. The Family address is 7226 Rockford St.; Portage, MI 49024-4122.
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette on September 25, 2011

B.B.A. Commerce
Port Huron, Michigan
Glee Club
Captain Robert W. Kesteloot, of Potomac Falls, VA, on Friday, September 23, 2011, at Capital Caring Hospice in Arlington, VA., following a valiant fight with cancer.

Beloved husband of 30 years to Julie Kesteloot, and loving father to Walter, Amy, Bobby and Matthew and grandfather to Ashley, Haley, Morgan, Jim, John and D'amy.

Born March 4, 1934, in Pt. Huron, Michigan, to parents Walter and Josephine Kesteloot. Captain Kesteloot graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1956 with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce. He attended OCS and was commissioned an Ensign in December 1956. He graduated with Distinction from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF) in 1977. He served as Commanding Officer of the USS CATAWBA, Executive Officer of the USS MANSFIELD, Commanding Officer of the USS LOCKWOOD, and Commanding Officer of the U.S. Naval Base, Subic Bay, Philippines.

Captain Kesteloot's Decorations/Medals include Legion of Merit; Bronze Starwith Combat "V"; Navy Commendation Medal with Combat "V" and Gold Stars in lieu of second and third awards; Vietnam Service Medal w/10 Campaign Stars; Joint Service Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of Second Award; Navy Unit Citation w/Gold Star in lieu of second award.

Following retirement in 1986, Captain Kesteloot and family resided in Reston, VA, where he successfully owned and operated his own consulting business. Retiring again in 2005, he and Julie moved to Potomac Falls, VA.

A funeral and Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 1, at 11 a.m. at Vale United Method Church, 11528 Vale Road, Oakton, VA. Funeral services with full military honors at Ft. Myer Old Post Chapel and interment at Arlington National Cemetery will be held at a later date. Published in The Washington Post on September 27, 2011

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priest for Bob from his Classmates. The family address is Mrs. Julie Kesteloot; 20804 Noble Terrace; Potomac Falls, VA 20165

Bachelor of Arts
Phillipsburg, New Jersey
On Sunday, August 14, 2011, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved father of Elizabeth (Ken) Laureys, Thomas (Kathy) Falcinelli, II, David (Jennifer) Falcinelli, Angela (Tony) Faggio and Michelle Falcinelli; brother of Anna Marie Ziemian. Also survived by seven grandchildren and Mary Lou Falcinelli. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Camillus Church, 1600 St. Camillus Drive, Silver Spring, MD, on Thursday, August 18, at 10 a.m. Private interment at a later date in New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to University of Notre Dame, in memory of Thomas R. Falcinelli, 1100 Grace Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556, Attn: Carol Hennion. Condolences may be sent to Tom's daughter, Angela Faggio; 25698 Brookwood Road; Greensboro, MD 21639. A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Tom from his Classmates.
Bachelor of Science
Keokuk, Iowa
Manpower Management Club

James A. Gammon was born in Keokuk, Iowa, in January of 1934. His childhood was full of troublemaking shananigans, boys-only club houses, football, basketball, underage driving and the like. 17 car accidents into high school, his parents sent him away to Campion Boarding School in the wilds of Wisconsin, hoping to straighten him out. He just had more freedom to do as he pleased, and his parents relented, allowing him to finish his senior year at Keokuk High School.

While attending the University of Notre Dame, he went to a party with some hometown friends and met Joanne Mott. Later that evening, he declared he'd met the woman he would marry. And, after convincing her to end her current engagement to another man, did just that on August 31, 1957. Moving to Washington, DC, to attend Georgetown Law School, Jim and Joanne set up an apartment where, 10 months later, they welcomed Dan, the first of five children. Tom, Matt, Kelly and Tim quickly followed, and eventually, they moved to Chevy Chase, Maryland. Over their 23 years at 3521 Glenmoor Drive, Jim and Jo hosted many a picnic, dinner party, prayer meeting and impromptu musical extravaganza. Jim bought a guitar from a nun in 1968, and taught himself to play. Eventually, every member of the family learned to play as well, excepting Joanne who was happy to simply lend her high, clear soprano when music broke out.

They continued their tradition of hosting with their house at Deep Creek Lake, and their condo in the Cayman Islands. All were welcomed into their homes with love and laughter and music. Jim took a special interest in many people, and liked nothing better than a game of basketball in the driveway, a work-out in the basement, or a run through the neighborhood to get to know someone. As a consequence, his friends and admirers were diverse and wide-spread. He enjoyed the lady he met on the airplane, the man he met in line at the bank, the many, many kids who came through his house, as much as his friends from church, the neighborhood, and work. All were met with laughter and wit and love. But his anchor and his passion were his family. His commitment to his wife was always first and foremost. "Anything for Jo,' was his credo. But, really, it was "anything for everyone in the family.'

If one of his children started a business, he was an investor. If someone wanted to take a trip, explore more education, or needed help in any way, he would send a ticket or write a check. His support was simple and practical, never showy and self-congratulatory. He went to basketball, football and soccer games, for children and grandchildren. He went to music recitals and school plays, always giving an astute and supportive review, no matter the event. In fact, to his children, in-laws and grandchildren, simply told one and all that they were the best, that they had "the tickets;' and, that he was a little embarrassed for the other kids who had to compete/perform against them.

He made clear to the whole family his certainty that all of them would accomplish great things. He will be missed because his presence was so large, but also, because his support was so constant. He wasn't a naturally demonstrative person, but, learned to give and ask for hugs. His pat on the back and "great effort, great fight!' was worth paragraphs of effusive praise from someone else. None of his family ever wondered where they stood with Jim. Because Jim was with you, in whatever you were doing, always. We say good bye to a Rock, a Legend. (Honestly..those were his own words about himself.)

With his wife Joanne at his side for 54 years, Jim built a legacy of love, laughter and great times. We will never again have his presence, but we can vow to keep it alive, carry forward his legacy of love and support in our own families, and know that he will continue to cheer us on from above.

The family address is : 5600 Wisconsin Ave, Apt. 308; Chevy Chase, MD 20815-4405.
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Jim from his ND56 Classmates.
Published in The Washington Post on August 5, 2011

B.B. Mech. Engr.
Huntington, Nerw Jersey
Irish Club

JAMES J. McDONAGH, retired Director of Product & Business Operations for Grumman Aerospace. Former Mayor and Trustee for the Village; charter member of the Nissequogue Fire Department... on July 17. Cherished husband of Marguerite for 53 years. Loving father of James, Thomas, Maureen (Richard) Wiedersum, John (Karen). He is also survived by one niece and two nephews. Friends may call at St.James Funeral Home, South Chapel, 829 Middle Country Rd; St. James. Wednesday; Funeral Mass at 11:a.m. in Saints Phillip and James Church. A Notre Dame mechanical engineering grad, he loved watching ND football, men and women basketball and kept up on the news of the world.

Family address: Marguerite McDonagh, 4 Woodhill Path, Nissequogue, New York 11780.

A Mass from his ND56 Classmates will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Jim.

Bachelor of Arts
Barrington, Illinois
Scholastic; Photo Editor
Blue Circle
Peter J. Sturtevant, 76, of Williamsburg, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Nov. 30, 2010. Mr. Sturtevant was born on Nov. 27, 1934, in Elgin, Ill., to Richard Dee Sturtevant and Catherine Norton Sturtevant.

After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame in 1956, he attended New York University School of Law on a Root Tilden Scholarship and obtained his Bachelor of Laws, and was elected a member of the Order of the Coif in 1959. He began his legal career in New York City before moving to Belgium in 1968. He was a partner at Baker & McKenzie in Brussels for over 25 years. He also obtained a 'licence en droit' from the UniversitE Libre de Bruxelles in 1978, and taught a class on comparative international law at ULB for many years.

He retired in 1998 to Williamsburg, Va., where he enjoyed smoking quietly in his study, reading history books, watching football, and playing tennis. He also volunteered for AARP, helping the elderly with their tax returns. Mr. Sturtevant is survived by his wife of 47 years, Nancy; daughters, Leslie and Jennifer and her husband, Jean-Philippe; granddaughter, Elisabeth; brother, Phillip and his wife, Nancy; and niece and nephew, Anne and Paul.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg. A funeral Mass will be offered at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6, at St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Rd., Williamsburg, VA. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society , 11835 Canon Blvd., Ste. A102, Newport News, VA 23606.
The family address is 709 Fairfax Way; Williamsburg,VA 22402-2216. A Mass is being celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Pete from his ND56 Classmates.

Bachelor of Arts
Amarillo, Texas
Glee Club

John Charles Banasik of Amarillo and Fort Worth, a devoted husband, father and grandfather, passed away at home Friday morning, Dec. 3, 2010, during his 75th year. Service: A memorial celebration of John's life will be held in the coming weeks at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Amarillo, with the Rev. Father Joe Tash, celebrant. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, consideration of contributions to the Ronald McDonald House or to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, in his memory, is suggested

. Born January of 1935, in Amarillo, John was the son of Margaret and Al Banasik. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1956 and returned to Amarillo to begin his lifelong career in advertising. John married his beloved wife, Theresa "Terri" Forbes, in 1959, and remained married to her for 51 years. John was in the broadcasting business from 1957 until 1969, having been with KGNC-AM-FM-TV. He will be remembered for his mellifluous voice and in originating and hosting "Melodies for Moonlight" for over 11 years, a popular late night program of music. In 1969, Mr. Banasik joined the late L. Ray Vahue in owning and operating Panhandle Outdoor Advertising, and later acquiring American Outdoor Advertising. Following the death of Mr. Vahue, Mr. Banasik became president of both companies, both of which were subsequently sold to Donrey Outdoor Advertising in 1979. Mr. Banasik remained with Donrey as general manager in Amarillo until transferring to Tulsa as general manager in 1994. He retired from Donrey-Tulsa in March of 2000. Mr. Banasik was always active in many civic and professional organizations during his career. He served terms as a board member of the Amarillo Symphony, the Amarillo Little Theater and the Salvation Army.

He served as president of Northeast Rotary, the Amarillo Ad Club and the Better Business Bureau. He was president of the Outdoor Advertising Association of Texas and the regional governor for the Outdoor Advertising Association of America. Later, he became chairman of the Convention and Visitors Bureau of the Chamber of Commerce, and then was elected chairman of the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Mr. Banasik served as the founding president of the Ronald McDonald House in Amarillo. At the time of its opening, it was the only Ronald McDonald House in the country to open completely debt free. After serving and volunteering in Tulsa as well,

Mr. Banasik and his wife, Terri, moved to Fort Worth and a quieter lifestyle to be near family members. He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Banasik, in 1982; his sister, Margaret Ann Colvin, in 1985; his father, Al, in 1993; and his sister, Mary Ellen Hohensee, in 2009. The family wishes to express their appreciation to Community Hospice of Texas for the care and kindness John received during his illness. "Well done, good and faithful servant - enter into the joys of heaven." GÇ" Matthew 25:23 Survivors: In addition to his wife, Terri, "the wind beneath his wings," John will be deeply missed by their son, John Robert Banasik of Abilene; daughter, Christy Banasik Craig and her husband, Richard, of Fort Worth; and grandchildren, Hayden and Michelle Craig. He also leaves behind nieces, nephews and cousins and their families.

The family address is 7905 Calla Court; Ft. Worth, TX 76123. A Mass is being celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for John from his ND56 Classmates.

B.S. Commerce
Columbus, Ohio
Marketing Club;
Freshman Basketball
Jerome Edward Timko, 76, of Upper Arlington, OH passed away January 25, 2011 at First Community Village. He was born July 12, 1934 in Terre Haute, IN.

He graduated from Our Lady Victory Academy, St. Charles Prep School and the University of Notre Dame. He served in the U.S. Army. He was owner of Timko Insurance Agency. He was a longtime member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church. He is preceded in death by his wife Dee Timko of 47 years, parents Joseph and Anna Timko and brothers Joseph and James Timko. He will be sadly missed by his daughters, Debby Timko of Columbus; Kathy (Brian) Funge of Upper Arlington; and his grandchildren, Riley Stapleton, Anna and Allison Funge. He leaves behind two sisters, Joanne (late Joseph) Temborious of Chicago, IL, Deloris (Gaylord) Smith of Upper Arlington, OH; brother-in-law, Tom (Donna) Parris, David (Beth) Parris along with a host of nieces and nephews. He was a devoted husband, father and Notre Dame fan.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at First Community Village for their respect, comfort and care they showed to our parents. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday January 29th at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 1559 Roxbury Road. Msgr. Romano Ciotola and Deacon Rob Joseph Officiating. Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. 11 a.m. prior to mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to HomeReach Hospice, 3595 Olentangy River Road Columbus, Ohio 43214 or Our Lady of Victory Church 1559 Roxbury Rd. Columbus, OH 43212. Arrangements by EGAN-RYAN NORTHWEST CHAPEL.
The family address is 1655 Roxbury Rd.; Columbus, OH 43212-1957.
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Jerry from his ND56 Classmates.

Bachelor of Arts
Wilimington, Delaware
Delaware Valley Club;
Knights of Columbus
John E. Redefer Beloved husband and father April 25, 1934 - January 25, 2011 John Edgar Redefer "Jack" 76, long time resident of Dewey Beach and Rehoboth, passed away January 25, 2011 at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, DE.

Jack was born April 25, 1934, and for 76 years loved walking the coast line of Dewey Beach and fishing in the Rehoboth Bay. He is survived by his beloved wife Dolores R. Redefer, whom he married on September 12, 1959. Jack, Dolores and family recently celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. "What you got here" is Jack is also survived by five children: John E. Redefer III (TJ), Beth R. Caruso, Christopher R. Redefer, Julianne R. Mills, P. Justin Redefer; 10 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his parents Ethel and Jack Redefer, his sister Janet Judge and his sister Margo Vaughn. In addition, to being the patriarch of a large family, Jack was a life-long member of the Catholic Church.

Graduating from the University Notre Dame in 1956, served as the Captain of the Rehoboth Life Guard in the 1950's, worked for Sears for 30 years, and was a member of the Board of Directors for Rehoboth by the Sea Reality since 1961. Operated Rehoboth Bay Realty, Co. since 1986 and served in many leadership roles in real estate on a local and national level for many years.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, January 29, 11 am at St. Edmond's Church, 409 Kings Charles Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE. Interment will follow at Epworth Methodist Cemetery, Henlopen Ave, Rehoboth Beach. Friends may call Friday, January 28, 6-8 pm, at PARSELL FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORIUM, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Hwy, Lewes, DE. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Rehoboth Beach Elementary School PTO, 500 Stockley Street, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.

The family address is: 20 Coventry Road, RBYCC; Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Jack from his ND56 Classmates.


Bachelor of Arts
Columbus, Ohio
Speech Club; Pres.
Debate: Pres.
Rev. James Vincent Watson, O.P., died on Saturday, October 16, 2010, at Mohun Health Care Center of the Dominican Sisters of Peace in Columbus, Ohio. Father Watson had been a resident at Mohun since August, as his health declined. The Dominican Friars of the Province of St Joseph are grateful to the Sisters and staff at Mohun for the care given to their brother.

He was 76 years old and 47 years a priest. Born in Columbus, Ohio on May 5, 1934, James Vincent Watson was the son of Dr. and Mrs James Orion Watson, an osteopathic doctor and surgeon affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Columbus. He was educated at St Catharine's School in Bexley, OH, as well as St Agatha's School in Upper Arlington, OH, and he attended high school at Upper Arlington from 1948-1952, when he enrolled at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, graduating in 1956.

He has one sister, Mrs. Jane Watson Cunningham and nieces and nephews who survive him. Upon graduating from Notre Dame, Father Watson entered the Novitiate of the Dominican Friars of the Province of St Joseph, at the time located at St Joseph Priory in Somerset, Ohio. He made his First Profession of Vows in 1957 and began his studies for the priesthood at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC. On June 13, 1963, he was ordained a priest at St Dominic's Church, Washington, DC by the Most Rev. Vincent Waters, D.D., Bishop of Raleigh, N.C. Fr. Watson's first two assignments were teaching assignments at Ohio Dominican College (now University) in Columbus from 1964-1967 and then at LaSalle College in Philadelphia, PA from 1967-1970.

His remaining assignments were in parish and retreat ministry, with a particular emphasis on ministry to the Hispanic community, having become proficient in Spanish while studying in Cuernavaca, Mexico. He served in Youngstown, OH; Providence, RI; Dover, MA; Columbus, OH; Louisville, KY; and Cincinnati, OH. Reception of the Body will be at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at Mohun Health Care Center, 2340 Airport Drive, Columbus, adjacent to the campus of Ohio Dominican University, with public visiting hours from 4-5:30 p.m. Office of the Dead, open to the public, will be prayed by the Dominican community at 7 p.m. in the Chapel at Mohun.

The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrated by Very Rev. Brian Mulcahy, O.P., Prior Provincial of the Dominican Province of St Joseph, will be at 9 a.m. on Thursday, October 21, 2010 in the Chapel at Mohun Health Care Center. Interment will follow at St Joseph's Cemetery, Somerset, OH. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Patrick's Church, 280 N. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH, or the University of Notre Dame Development Office. Funeral arrangements are being handled by EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 403 E. Broad St; Columbus. A Mass will be celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Jim from his ND56 Classmates.

(note: during his priesthood, Jim changed his middle initial from "O." to his middle name, Vincent. He was listed James O. Watson at ND)


B.S. in Architecture
Chicago, Ill.
Hall Council
Deans List
Architects Club
Philip Joseph Bradtke,76 , longtime resident of Glenview , January 1, 2011. Beloved husband of Catherine nee Dumm; loving father of Michael, Christine, and Jennifer Bradtke; cherished step father of Kristin (Robert) Shelley, Lisa (Matthew) Frederick, Susan (Alejandro) Yanun; proud grandfather of 7; dear brother of Rev. Thomas Bradtke and Martin Bradtke; former husband of Diane. Mr. Bradtke graduated from the University of Notre Dame Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Architecture in 1956. He won numerous awards in his 53 year career as an architect. He was an avid tennis player and sports fan. Visitation Tuesday 5 to 8pm at N.H. Scott & Hanekamp Funeral Home, 1240 Waukegan Rd., Glenview (just south of Lake Ave. on west side). Funeral Mass Wednesday 11:15am at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church , 1775 Grove St. (at Church St. ), Glenview . Interment All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave. , Suite 200 , Manhattan Beach , CA 90266 or Funeral information 847-998-1020.
A Mass is being celebrated on the ND Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Phil from his ND56 Classmates.
The family address is: 1441 Canterbury Lane; Glenview, IL 60025.


B.S. Commerce
Logansport, Indiana
Air Cadet Club
Marketing Club
Propeller Club
View/Sign Condolence Book

John David "Dave" Houk, 76, passed away at 9:00 pm, Monday, December 13, 2010 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka, IN.

He was born April 11, 1934 in Logansport, IN to Edward P. and Florence (Minneman) Houk. Dave received his elementary education at Daniel Webster and St. Vincent Schools in Logansport. Following the death of his mother, Dave attended and graduated from Campion Jesuit High School in Prairie Duchien, Wisconsin. Dave then attended the University of Notre Dame, where he was active in the Air Cadet, Marketing and Propeller Clubs. He graduated in 1956 with a B.S. degree in Commerce. He was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Air Force and served 3 years as a navigator in heavy aircraft. Dave then continued his education at Indiana State University and received his Masters degree in elementary education. He taught two years in Putnam County Schools in Indiana before moving to Santa Rosa, California. There he taught for 34 years at Piner Elementary School and received many teaching honors. Dave retired in 1994 and moved to Bodega Bay into a coastal home that he and a fellow teacher built. The home was located on a golf course with wonderful views of the bay and Pacific Ocean. While living there, Dave was an active member of St. Teresa Avila Catholic Church in nearby Bodega. He was also a member of the Notre Dame Club of San Francisco.

Following an illness, Dave moved to South Bend, Indiana and resided at the Sanctuary of St. Paul on South Ironwood Drive. He joined and enjoyed many activities there, in particular, the bell choir.

Dave was a great sports fan of the Logansport Berries, Chicago Cubs and The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. During the baseball season, he seldom missed a Cubs game on TV or radio.

He leaves behind two brothers, Dr. Richard J. Houk of Evanston, IL and James E. (Agnes) Houk of South Bend; nieces and nephews Peggy and John Gibney and Jennifer Houk of South Bend, Phillip and Lynda Houk of Ft. Wayne, IN, Tom Houk of San Diego, CA, Larry and Mary Gingrich of Valparaiso, IN, Paul and Kim Gingrich of Plattsburgh, NY, and Dan and Peggy Gingrich of Logansport, IN. A sister, Betty Jean, preceded him in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Dave will be celebrated at 10:00 am, Friday, December 17, 2010 at the Sanctuary of St. Paul, 3602 S. Ironwood, South Bend. Friends may visit with the family from 8:30 - 10:00 am on Friday prior to the mass at St. Paul's. Celebrant of the mass will be Father Stan Herber of Crawfordsville, longtime friend of the deceased. Burial that day will take place in Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Logansport following a 2:00 pm viewing and service in the cemetery chapel, at which Father Stan Herber will preside.

The family wishes it known that all forms of love and respect, including masses, prayers and floral gifts for the deceased will be deeply appreciated.

Palmer Funeral Home - Hickey Chapel, South Bend is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left for the Houk family at A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Dave from his ND56 Classmates. The family address for Dave is to his brother: Mr. Jim Houk; 17937 Sable Ridge Dr; South Bend, IN 46636.


Robert P. Fletcher, 78, of Utica, died on Friday, December 4, 2009, at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare.

Bachelor of Arts
Utica, New York
Press Club
Robert was born on September 20, 1931, in Utica, the son of James J. and Jane C. Back Fletcher. He was a graduate of Utica Free Academy and received a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Univeristy of Notre Dame in 1956. A US Army veteran, Robert served from 1956-1958 in Stuttgart, Germany. He was an English teacher in the Utica School District, retiring in 1991. Robert was a Past President of the Mohawk Valley Notre Dame University Alumni Association. Being of the Catholic faith, he enjoyed attending Mass at the former St. Francis de Sales Church for many years.

Robert had many interests, including current events, history, politics and sports. He was an avid Notre Dame Fighting Irish football fan and Boston Red Sox baseball fan. He also enjoyed boxing and thoroughbred horse racing. Robert loved the Adirondacks and cherished time spent at his camp in Old Forge.

Surviving are his children, Anne J. Fletcher, Fairfax, VA, and Joseph G. Fletcher, Utica; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Donald Gossin, Whitesboro; brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and GiGi Fletcher, Voorheesville, NY, and Thomas and Cheryl Fletcher, Clinton; sister-in-law, Patricia Fletcher, Sauquoit; granddaughter, Emily Markle; and several nieces and nephews. Robert also leaves his lifetime friends, Charles Dwyer, Russell Humphrey, loving and devoted neighbors, Nick, Terri, Gina, Joey and Mary LaBella, all of Utica, and North Country friend and caretaker, Douglas Groh, of Okara Lakes, NY. His four beagle companions whom he loved and treated like family will sadly miss him. Robert was predeceased by his infant daughter and infant son, Mary Justin Fletcher and Robert Patrick Fletcher, and brothers, James and Edward Fletcher.

Relatives and friends are invited an may call Sunday from 5-8 pm at Nunn & McGrath Funeral Directors, 470 French Rd., Utica. (We thank them for this obituary) Funeral services will be Monday at 8:30 am from the funeral home and 9:30 am from Historic Old St. John's Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Whitesboro.

Remembrances in Robert's name may be made to Stevens-Swan Humane Society, 5664 Horatio St., Utica, NY 13502 or St. Bartholomew's Food Pantry, c/o Deacon Ron Ste. Marie, PO Box 236, Old Forge, NY 13420. The Fletcher family extends their gratitude to Dr. Porus J. Dhabhar and Dr. Sultana Razia for the compassionate care they provided to Robert during his illness.

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Bob from his ND 56 Classmates; the family address is: c/o Joe Fletcher; 1610 Harrison Ave; Utica, NY 13501.


B.S. in Arc Engr..
Wichita, Kan.
Varsity Fencing
A.I.A. Student Chapter
Monogram Club
Edward Charles Koester died on October 6, 2010 with his wife of 22 years, Betty, and his four children by his first marriage, Charles, Silvia, Stephanie and John at his side. He was born in Wichita, Kansas, the second of five boys on February 25, 1934. He received his degree in Architecture from Notre Dame in 1957. After Notre Dame, he married his first wife Gabriella. He spent three years in the Navy as an officer and was stationed in Morocco for 2 1/2 years. After serving in the Navy, he moved to San Francisco and joined the architectural firm of Kelly, Dodd & Koester. One of their major accomplishments was the Mt. Parnassus Medical Center. He worked for several other firms, on projects including San Francisco Opera Plaza, The Pasadena Convention Center, Ventura County Courthouse, the San Francisco Marriot Hotel, San Diego Omni Hotel, and the restoration of the Coronado Hotel in San Diego. Edward was a man of many talents and passions. He loved music and had wanted to get back to playing his classical guitar and piano in his retirement. He and his wife were avid skiers at Tahoe resorts, lovers of classical music and opera, and regular patrons of the Opera and Symphony. In addition, Edward left behind three wonderful grandchildren, Ethan, Travis, and Isabella, three brothers, Bob, Tom and Paul. A memorial celebration will be held at 2 PM Nov. 12 at 953 De Haro St., SF. In lieu of flowers, send donations to Doctors Without Borders, Oxfam or SF Food Bank.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on November 7, 2010
The family address is 329 Mississippi St; San Francisco, CA 94107-2925.
A Mass will be celebrated honoring Ed's life on the ND Campus by the Holy Cross priests from his ND56 Classmates.


Richard Leonard Kaufman, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, passed away on Oct. 21, 2010, at the age of 77 in St. Petersburg, Fla. He was born in Manitowoc on Oct. 5, 1933, son of Leonard J. Kaufman and Eleanor (Steinbach) Kaufman. He attended the University of Notre Dame and Marquette University. He retired from the U.S.C.G. on June 30, 1978. He held management positions in the hotel industry. His passions were flying and sailing, with his family always being number one. He was a member of the QB and St. Petersburg Yacht Clubs.

He is survived by his wife, Millie Kaufman, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; children: Steven Odell and his wife, Carrie, and their children, Austin and Chandler, of Tampa; Andrea Baum and her husband, Steven, and their children, Taylor and Alexis, of St. Petersburg; his sons: Michael Kaufman and his wife Barbara, of Raleigh, N.C.; Gregory Kaufman and his wife Becky, and their son, Christopher, of Raleigh, N.C.; Kevin Kaufman of Youngsville, N.C.; Jeffrey Kaufman and his wife Donna, and their children Molly and Samuel, of Manassas, Va.; and daughter: Melissa Jones and her husband, Dennis, and their children, Kayla and Matthew of Baltimore, Md. Richard is also survived by his brother: Robert Kaufman and his wife Amy of Manitowoc; sisters: Janet Breuer and her husband Ned of Manitowoc; Kathryn Henkes (husband Jerome, deceased) of Racine; and nieces and nephews.

Richard began flying as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army with fixed wing training at Ft. Rucker, Alabama, followed by helicopter training. Later he was called into service for the Berlin Airlift. After that tour of duty he next transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard flying Sikorsky helicopters and other craft in search and rescue operations and drug interdiction while patrolling the coasts. This brought him to serve at Kodiak Island, Alaska; Cape Cod, Puerto Rico and the coasts of Florida.

Richard began a lifetime of sailing, starting out cruising on the family sailboat in Manitowoc and the bay of Green Bay. He was an active enthusiast; sailing in club racing, sail training, regattas and Southern Ocean Racing Circuit events. He kept his boat at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, bringing years of enjoyment to those with whom he sailed.

Richard was deeply loved by family and friends.

A Catholic memorial service with a Coast Guard honor guard was held in St. Petersburg on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010.

The family address is 1680 Watermark Circle, NW; St. Petersburg, FL 33702. A Mass will be celebrated by the Holy Cross priests on Campus in Dick's memory from his ND56 Classmates.
Published in, November 11, 2010.


Edward Joseph David, 76, passed away Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at his home.

He held a degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University. He practiced law for more than 30 years and retired in 2007.

Mr. David was a former law partner with Downing, David, Downing & Pechmann. He was an Air Force veteran (JAG) and was a past president and secretary on the board of directors for Maisons-Sur-Mer Condominium Association in Myrtle Beach, S.C. He was also a fourth degree member of Knights of Columbus and a past president of the Exchange Club.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Jill B. David of the home; a sister, Rose Marie David Hasty and husband Fred of Fayetteville; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, in Lafayette Memorial Park with the Rev. Samuel Najjar and the Rev. Jay Barr officiating. Services entrusted to Rogers and Breece Funeral Home of Fayetteville

The family address is 457 Kingsford Rd; Fayetteville, NC 28314. A Mass is being celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests from Ed's ND56 Classmates.


April 26, 1934 - July 29, 2010
After a brief illness, Tom passed away peacefully with his family by his side. Born in 1934 in Gary, Indiana, he graduated from Notre Dame University and remained a life-long football fan. He lived in Tucson, Arizona, for 40 years and in Benicia, California, during the last three years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Sylvia; sister, Nancy Gibson of Texas; his son, David (Sandy) of Benicia; daughter, Kitty (Don) of Las Vegas; daughter-in-law, Judy of Chicago; grandchildren, Brianna, Kyle, T.J., Christina, Samantha, Brandon and Pilar; great-granddaughter, Juliana; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his sons, Thomas, Peter and Paul.

Tom touched many lives and will be missed tremendously. As his wishes were for no service, there will be a private family gathering to commemorate his life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Dominic's Church Garden of Hope in Benicia, California. Arrangements by Skyview Memorial Lawn, Vallejo, CA.

Published in TimesHeraldOnline on August 4, 2010
The family address is 948 West K Street; Benecia, CA 94510; a Mass is being celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Tom from his ND56 Classmates.


B.S. Elec. Engr.
Jamesville, Wisconsin
Technical Review:
Circulation Manager
A.I.E.E. - I.R.E.
Knights of Columbus
Francis H. “Frank” Boos, Jr., 75, of Byrnes Road, passed away, Friday, August 6, 2010 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA following a short illness.

Born September 26, 1934 in Cleveland, OH, he was the son of the late Francis and Ethel (Connell) Boos.

Raised the son of an Army Colonel, Frank lived at numerous locations throughout the U.S. He also resided in Iran and Panama during his father’s long military career.

He received his engineering degree from Notre Dame University and went on to earn his law degree from Fordham Law School. His life’s profession was as a Patent Attorney with General Electric in Louisville, KY and Kodak in Rochester.

Following his retirement, he and his beloved wife, Betty settled in North Creek and became very active in community affairs.

Frank was a communicant, Lector and Eucharistic Minister with St. James RC Church; past board member and housing coordinator with North Country Ministries; board member of the Adirondack Tri-County Health and Rehabilitation Facility; Tannery Pond Community Center board member; member and past president of the North Creek Rotary Club; and On-site manager of the White Water Manor.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Betty (West) Boos of North Creek; his children, Kathleen Quinn and her husband, Jim Blanton of Louisville, KY, Brian Boos of North Creek, Margaret Erickson and her husband, Thomas of Longmont, CO, Andrew Boos and his wife, Kelli of Louisville, KY, Emily Durham and her husband, Joel Jr. of Rochester, Vu Nguyen and his wife, Kim of Louisville, KY; his grandchildren, Megan and Mollie Quinn, Jared and Amber Boos, Andrew and Jeanne Durham and Fiona Nguyen; his brothers, Michael Boos and his wife, Joan of Augusta, GA, William Boos and his wife, Florence of British Columbia, Canada and Iowa; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Frank’s family from 10 am – 12 pm Friday at St. James RC Church, Main St., North Creek.

A Mass to celebrate his life will be conducted 12 pm Friday following the visitation at the church with Fr. Joseph Anselment, presiding and Brother James Posluszny of North Country Ministries, Homilist.

ND56 Classmate FRANK BOOS (who died August 6, 2010 following lung surgery) lead North Country Ministry's Housing Outreach Program in his town of North Creek, NY. Frank was involved first on the Board and then on staff; he also volunteered with others to repair and renovate a motel which offers affordable housing for seasonal and local low income workers. The motel was built in the early 60's and was in very poor condition. Major structural repairs were done over the last five years, and as funds became available, we worked with local volunteers to turn these old motel rooms into renovated efficiency apartments. Nine of twelve have been completed thanks to Frank and other volunteers at an average cost of $3,000 per unit. It would be an appropriate tribute to Frank if we used donations given in his memory to renovate a room and place a plaque in it in his memory. Donations can be sent to North Country Ministry: Brother James Posluszny, CSC, Executive Director; P.O. Box 111; North Creek, NY 12853. We can accept major credit card donations; provide name on the card, number, expiration date, amount of gift; we will process it with Pro-Pay. Make check/donation payable to NCM - Frank Boos Memorial Fund. You may email Brother Jim at:

The family address is: Mrs. Frank H. Boos; 330 Byrnes Rd.; No Creek, NY 12853.
A Mass is being celebrated by the Holy Cross priests on Campus for Frank from his ND56 Classmates.


Bachelor of Arts
Warren, Ohio
Varsity Football
George D. Nicula, 75, Clarksville, died Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at his home. A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Deacon Dominick Azzara officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. with a prayer vigil to follow Friday at the funeral home and from 1 p.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the church. Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was born May 2, 1934 in Warren, Ohio, son of the late George Nicula, Sr. and Alexandrina "Rose" Adams Nicula. He was also preceded in death by a son, Mark Andrew Nicula and a brother Thomas G. Nicula. He graduated from Notre Dame where he played football for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He was a salesman for the Cougar Packaging Company. George was an active parishoner at Immaculate Conception Church for thirty seven years. Survivors include son Vincent Gammieri (Shelly); three daughters, Gina Gammieri Leavell (Billy), Christina Nicula Cunningham (Steven); and Teresa Nicula; and five grandchildren. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2000 Charlotte Avenue, Clarksville, TN 37040. Online condolences may be made at

Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for George from his ND56 Classmates. The family address is: c/o Mrs. Christina Nicula Cunningham; 147 Keith Dr; Clarksville, TN 37043.


B.S. Commerce
Kewanee, Illinois
Junior Class; Treas.
Soph. Cotillion Committee
Clement John O'Neill III, age 76, passed away on July 17, 2010 at his home in San Diego, CA. He was born in Kewanee, IL and graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1956. Mr. O'Neill served as a Lt. in the U.S. Navy as an airborne air controller. Serving in this capacity in 1959 aboard USS Ranger in the Sea of Japan, Mr. O'Neill's aircraft was forced to land at sea due to an engine failure while in the landing pattern. In June 1960, he and Margaret C. Knochenhauer were married at Sacred Heart Church in Coronado, CA. Upon receiving an honorable discharge from the Navy, Mr. O'Neill attended Law School at the University of San Diego, graduating in 1963. As an attorney, Mr. O'Neill maintained a law practice in San Diego for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clement II and Helen O'Neill, brother, Larry, and by the untimely death of his beloved wife Marge. He is survived by his wife Marilyn O'Neill, children Dan O'Neill, Kathleen and Scott Brunner, Sheila and Rich Redman, Tim and Stacey O'Neill, step-son Marc and Erica Peters, grandchildren Eric and Craig Brunner, Ian, Gavin and Fiona Margaret O'Neill, Charlotte and David Peters and by his brother and wife, Howard and Kay O'Neill of Kewanee, IL, as well as many nieces, nephews, friends and clients. Mr. O'Neill was President of the Notre Dame Club of San Diego and a member of the Notre Dame National Alumni Board. He was a founding member and President of the St. Thomas More Society; a longtime member of the Mission Beach Yacht Club, La Jolla Country Club and St. Therese Catholic Parish. As a resident of the San Diego community for over 50 years, Mr. O'Neill generously shared his considerable talents as trusted counselor and confidant to his many clients and friends. Those who came within the sphere of his acquaintance would be quick to attest to his engaging personality, quick wit, contagious enthusiasm, wise counsel, abiding loyalty and endearing friendship. Mr. O'Neill made no secret of his passion for family, friends, golf, and his alma mater, Notre Dame. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Therese Catholic Church on Saturday, July 24th, at 2 p.m. Burial will take place the following day at El Camino Memorial Sorrento Valley. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations to the American Cancer Society in memory of Clement J. O'Neill III. Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on July 21, 2010,

Send cards to the family at 6065 Ridgemoor Dr; San Diego, CA 92120.
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests from Clem's ND56 Classmates.l


B.Ph. Commerce
Chicago, Illinois
Third Order of St. Francis
French Club
Ad Men Club
William E Lafond, age 75, of Oswego, IL passed away peacefully in his home on July 6, 2010 surrounded by his family, following a long battle with complications due to diabetes and cancer. He was born October 7, 1934 in Chicago, IL the son of the late Joseph and Dorothy nee Haas Lafond.

Bill graduated from St Phillip High School in Chicago, IL, and the University of Notre Dame with a B.Ph. in Commerce in 1956. Immediately following graduation, Bill married his high school sweetheart, Pat Connelly, who he met in Atlantic City, NJ while on a class trip to Washington, DC. They recently celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on June 30th.

Bill spent 30 years with Ford Motor Company at the Chicago Assembly Plant where he was an industrial engineer, retiring in 1990.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife Patricia nee Connelly Lafond, five children Patty (Al) DeGarmo of Oswego, IL, Michael (Cathy) Lafond of Batavia, IL, Jeanne (Jim) Burner of North Aurora, IL, Bill (Missy) Lafond of Batavia, IL, Terry (Mike) Pawlicki of Libertyville, IL, eleven grandchildren Wesley and Matthew DeGarmo, Danielle, Rachel and Kevin Lafond, Shannon (Stuart) Ruwe, Sean Harper, Lauren and Patrick Lafond, Tim and Colleen Pawlicki, a brother Joseph (Dorothy) Lafond of Buena Park, CA and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three sisters Marguerite (Ray) Gran, Rosemary (Earl) Castner, Frances (Walt) Bizon and infant sister Barbara Lafond.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Rush-Copley Medical Center, The Tillers Nursing Home, Vitas Hospice and most especially to Dr Harry Rubinstein for their care. And words cannot begin to express our thanks to Bill's other "family" at the Bickford House of Oswego for their compassion and love.

Visitation will take place on Sunday, July 11, 2010 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM at the DUNN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME with CREMATORY at 1801 South Douglas Road in Oswego, IL. Funeral will be Monday, July 12, 2010 at 9:30 AM from the Funeral Home to St Anne Catholic Church at 551 Boulder Hill Pass in Oswego, IL for a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will take place at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Aurora, IL.

Memorials may be directed to either the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association in Bill's memory. Please direct mail c/o Mrs. Patty DeGarmo, 602 Pearces Ford Rd; Oswego, IL 60543.
A Mass is being celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Bill from his ND56 Classmates.
(Sec. note: Bill had battled diabetes for many years, and more recently added cancer of the liver to his challenges. His wife, Patricia, also became afflicted with diabetes, and both she and Bill were taking dialysis treatments. This email was received from JIM REVORD on July 23, 2010: "Pat Lafond passed away about Wednesday July 21st. All of her 5 children were at her bedside when she died. The funeral is this Saturday. I have the privilege of being the Deacon at the Mass and am also doing the Cemetary Committal after the Mass. Both Bill and Pat died within two weeks of each other. They both did their Purgatory here on earth."


B.S. Elec. Engr.
Clearfield, Pennsylania
A.I.E.E. - I.R.E.
Central Pennsylvania Club; Sec.
Air Cadet Club
JOHN T. MALLOY - Of Grand Blanc, age 76, died Thursday, May 20, 2010 at Genesys Hospice Care Center in Goodrich.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 11824 South Saginaw Street, Grand Blanc, Father Kenneth Coughlin officiating.

Burial in Great Lakes National Cemetery.

Those desiring, may make contributions to the University of Notre Dame -- Lois A. and John T. Malloy Scholarship Fund, Department of Development, 1100 Grace Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556

Visitation 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road. A Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mr. Malloy will be at the church from 10:30 a.m. Wednesday until the time of the Mass.

He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and was employed by Consumers Energy for 44 years.

Surviving are wife, Lois; eight children, Kevin and wife Stefi, Tim and wife Caroline, Suzanne and husband Doug Ventura, Michael and wife Joan, Ellen and husband Tony Vento, Mary and husband Chris Junge, Maureen and husband Bob Rutkowski, David and wife DeAnna; 24 grandchildren; two sisters, Patsy Hainsey and Mary Ann Noble and brother, Jim (Donna) Malloy.

Your condolences may be shared with the family at A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests honoring John from his ND56 Classmates. The family residence is 5230 Kimberly Dr; Grand Blanc, MI 48439-5158.


Bachelor of Science
Williamsport, Pennsylania
Marching Band
Gels Dance Band
Carl A. Meyer, Jr., MD, 75, of Hemlock Drive, Lock Haven died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009 at his residence. He was born in Williamsport on July 5, 1934, the son of Carl A. and Margaret Meyer, Sr. Dr. Meyer was married on Aug. 1, 1959 in Larksville to the former Thomasine Skovronsky who survives. Dr. Meyer retired in 2005 after 38 years from the Lock Haven Hospital as an anesthesiologist. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Dr. Meyer graduated from the Notre Dame, Jefferson Medical College and the University of California at San Francisco where he completed his residency. He served in the Air Force from 1962 to 1964. Surviving are his loving wife; two sons Carl A. Meyer, III of Atlantic City, N.J., and Thomas Meyer of Las Vegas, Nev.; three daughters, Carla Baron Meyer of Hollywood, Calif., Dr. Kathryn (Mark) Meyer Oliphant of Easton, Md. and Amy Meyer of Phoenix, Ariz. He is survived by two grandsons, John Henry Oliphant and Maxwell Andrew Oliphant; and also three brothers, Dr. John Meyer of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, Bernard Meyer of Williamsport and Joseph Meyer of Leola, Pa.; and his two beloved Pug dogs. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lewis. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25, 2009 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 310 W. Water Street, Lock Haven with the Rev. Richard B. Tomkosky officiating. Friends and relatives will be received at the Helt Funeral Chapel, 232 Hogan Blvd., Mill Hall on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009 from 6 to 8 p.m. Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Lock Haven.

The family address is Mrs. Thomasine Meyer; 21 Hemlock Dr; Lock Haven, PA 17745.
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests in Carl's memory from his Classmates.


B.S. Commerce
Marienette, Wisconsin
Propeller Club
Jerry Joseph Nault, age 79, passed away peacefully at Aurora Medical Center on February 4, 2010 surrounded by his family and friends. Born in Marinette, Wisconsin on September 20, 1930 he was the son of the late Regina (Mailloux) and Fred V. Nault.

Jerry was a graduate of Marinette Catholic Central High School and received a bachelor's degree in International Sales and Marketing from Notre Dame University . Jerry was also a proud U.S. Navy Veteran and was stationed in Memphis, Tennessee. On June 19, 1954 Jerry married the former Joyce M. Johnson at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Marinette. Joyce preceded Jerry in death on August 7, 2006. Together the couple had four children, Anne E. Nault of Oshkosh, Thomas J. Nault of Kirkland, Washington, David J. (Michelle) Nault of St. Petersburg, Florida and Christine M. Nault of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

In 1958 Jerry, Joyce and family moved to Bogota, Columbia and Trinidad and Tobago while working for Caterpillar before moving to Oshkosh in 1965. Jerry worked for Oshkosh Truck as a Foreign Sales Manager until 1984 and then enjoyed selling commercial real estate for Bomier Properties. His family and friends remember him best for his quick wit, infectious smile and love of cooking, adventure and caring for his family and home. His strength helped us all appreciate the small things and look at life from an optimistic perspective despite all of his physical challenges. He will be greatly missed.

In addition to his children, Jerry is survived by a sister, Beverly (Don) Fisher of Grand Rapids, Michigan and many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews in Doyle and Fisher families. The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to countless friends and family for their support and love, including, Dr. Alzoubi, Dr. Lee and the wonderful staff at Aurora Medical Center as well as Chris, Terry, Kass, Rich, Neely, Jeanne, Deb, Karen, Don and Tom - just a few of the many wonderful family and friends who offered love and support. It is because of everyone's contributions that allowed us to provide comfort and enjoy precious time with Jerry.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Jerry on Monday, February 8, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church, (St. Vincent Site) located at 1225 Oregon Street in Oshkosh. The Reverend Fr. William Van DeKreeke will be the celebrant. A time of visitation and support will be held for the Nault family at the church on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass. Burial will be next to his beloved wife Joyce in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of floral expressions, memorials in Jerry's name may be made to St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church or to the Aurora Visiting Nurses Association. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Fiss & Bills-Poklasny Funeral Homes, Oshkosh WI.

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests honoring Jerry from his ND56 Classmates. The Family address is 820 West New York Ave, Oshkosh. WI 54901-3640.


John Henry Vandeven, 77, of Dallas passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Thursday, December 31, 2009 surrounded by his family. He was a devoted husband, father and friend and will be missed by all who knew him. He was born on July 3, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame and served in the U.S. Navy. John is survived by his wife of 50 years, Norma Vandeven and three children: John Vandeven, David Vandeven and Laura Miller. He also leaves behind sister Arlene Vandeven, daughters-in-law Kyle Vandeven and Shelly Vandeven, and son-in-law Gary Miller as well as grandchildren Ryan Vandeven, Reid Vandeven and Reese Vandeven. He is preceded in death by his father Henry W. Vandeven, mother Annabelle M. Vandeven and brother William J. Vandeven. John was an accomplished office furniture and equipment salesman his entire professional career. John was a long time member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dallas and served as a church usher. He also volunteered at the Brady Center. The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, January 4, 2010 at St. Patrick Catholic Church at 9643 Ferndale Rd., Dallas, TX. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brady Center, 4009 Elm St., Dallas, TX, 75226."
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests in memory of John from his ND56 Classmates.
The family address is: Mrs. Norma Vandeven; 9509 Brentgate Dr.; Dallas, TX 75238.

Bachelor of Arts
Peoria, Illinois
Lyons Hall Treas. Knights of Columbus

Joseph H. "Joe" Franzgrote, 75, passed peacefully at his Cherry Hills Village home on Wednesday, March 3, 2010. Joe was born April 10, l934 in Peoria, Illinois to Joseph H. Franzgrote, Sr. and Romaine (Oberer) Franzgrote. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Joe came to Denver in l967 and became the General Sales Manager of K*USA TV. In l983 Joe went to Minneapolis as the President and General Manager of Gannett's KARE-TV. In l989 Joe returned to Denver as the President and General Manager of K*USA-TV where he helped create the 9 Health Fair, 9 Who Cares and the 9 Cares, Colorado Shares. Joe was involved with numerous philanthropic and charitable organizations in both Minneapolis and Denver, serving as the president of many. He retired in l999 after 44 years in the broadcast industry. Joe was afflicted with the rare neurological disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), which eventually stops all movement including walking, talking, blink rate, eye movements and all motor coordination. PSP has no known cause or cure. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be directed to The Colorado Neurological Institute Movement Disorders Center, 701 East Hampden Avenue, Suite 510, Englewood, CO 80113. Joe is survived by wife of 49 years, Helenn (Reitsch) Franzgrote; son, John Franzgrote and granddaughter, Brenna Franzgrote of Highlands Ranch; one brother, Ernest J. Franzgrote of Shoreham, Vt.; nephew Christoph Franzgrote and niece Merula Franzgrote. Funeral services will be held March 10, 2010 at 1:00 pm at Christ the King Church, Denver, Colorado" The family address: Mrs. Helenn Franzgrote, 1 Glenmoor Circle; Cherry Hills Village, CO 80110-7121.
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Joe from his ND56 Classmates.


Gerald Forrette, 75, of Edina, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, at his home. Surviving are his wife, Clarice Forrette, Edina; eight children, Elise (Allen), Nicholas (Heidi), Jacquelyn (Paul), Paul (Liana), Alexander (Tricia), Andrea, Gavin (Abigail) and Lucien (Lisa); one sister, Rosemary Berreau; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at St. Adrian Catholic Church, Adrian. The service will be 1 p.m. Monday at St. Adrian Catholic Church, Adrian, with the Rev. Gerald Kosse officiating. Dingmann Funeral Home, Adrian, is in charge of the arrangements.

Family address: Mrs. Clarice Forrette, 6142 Artic Way; Edina, MN 55436-1806.
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests from Gerald's ND56 Classmates.

B.S. Commerce
Chicago, Illinois
Accounting Club

Charles J. “Chuck” Milligan was born on October 7, 1934 in Chicago to Francis J. Sr. and Julia (nee Ryan) Milligan. He passed away on March 6, 2010 in Arlington Heights.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Betty, nee DeGrado; his children, Charles J. Jr. (Jeanne Bates) Milligan, Mary Ann (Ron) Fall, Brian (Tricia) Milligan, Laura (Mike) Renfus and Jim (Wendy) Milligan; his grandchildren, Veronica, Matthew, Annie, Eric, Brandon, Kallie, David, Jake, Tori, Paige, Mark, Elleigh and Emma; his brother, Jack (Joyce) Milligan; and his sister, Jean (John) Sweeney.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Francis Jr. (Cathy) Milligan.

Visitation Monday, March 8, 2010 from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd., (4 blocks south of Palatine Rd.) Arlington Heights. Prayers 8:45 AM Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at the funeral home to Our Lady of the Wayside Church, 450 S. Mitchell Ave. for Mass at 9:30 AM. Interment St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery.A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Chuck from his ND56 Classmates.The family address is Mrs. Betty Milligan; 442 So. Kennicott; Arlington Heights, IL 60005-2247.

Bachelor of Arts
St. Louis, Missouri
Sports Publicity Department
Freshman Baseball

"Robert Ruhl Feb. 25, 1934 - Dec. 9, 2009
Robert Karl Ruhl, 75, passed away on Dec. 9 in Huntsville after a long illness. He was born Feb. 25, 1934, in Mansfield, Ohio, to Oscar K. Ruhl and Josephine Ruhl. Later, as a resident of St. Louis, Mo., he attended St. Louis University High School and later graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1956. Like his father, journalism was his passion. After serving several years in the U.S. Army, he became a regular contributor to various newspapers including the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Later, he served as managing editor and then as executive editor for Airman magazine from 1973 to 1983. His career eventually brought him to Huntsville where he served as the deputy director of public affairs at the National Aeronautics and Aerospace Administration's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville until his retirement in 1994. His wife, Janice Jo Ruhl; both parents; and a brother, Donald D. Ruhl of St. Louis; preceded him in death. Survivors include two daughters, Sarah Ruhl Roughton of North Carolina, and Karla Jane Ruhl of Maryland. At the family's request all funeral services were private. Valhalla Funeral Home is assisting the family.
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Bob from his ND56 Classmates.

Bachelor of Arts
Elgin, Illinois
Scholastic; Copy Editor
Press Club
EDWARD PAUL JOYCE Died Jan. 26, 2010

Edward Paul Joyce, 75, died Tuesday, January 26, 2010, at Centegra Memorial Medical Center, Woodstock, IL from congestive heart failure.

Edward was born in Elgin, IL on January 27, 1934. He was the son of longtime Elgin Courier News Reporter Edward (Sparky) Joyce and Ann B. Fox. He is a former resident of Elgin and Crystal Lake. A native of Elgin for over 65 years, Joyce was a graduate of St. Edward High School, Elgin Community College, and received his degree in journalism cum laude in 1956 from the University of Notre Dame. After college, he loyally served his country in the Army from 1956 to 1958.

Edward Joyce worked as Director of Public Relations for Peoples Energy Corporation of Chicago and its subsidiaries from 1961 until his retirement in 1997. He was responsible for all of the companies' internal and external communications, media relations, and philanthropic programs. Prior professional experience included employment as an industrial editor for Skill Power- Tool manufacturer, a writer for Jewel food-store chain, a college sports publicist and a freelance news correspondent. Joyce served on the Public Relations committees for the American Gas Association and the Midwest Gas Association. He was a member of the Public Relation Society of America and he was a past President of the Chicago Public Relations Clinic. He also volunteered his time serving as Chairman of the Elgin Housing Authority in the early 1970's.

Married August 6, 1960, he was the beloved husband of Nancy McKeever for 38 years. He is the father of Elizabeth Joyce Huffman of Crystal Lake; Jori (Evan) Farrell of Boca Raton, FL; Julie (David) Keck of Dubuque, IA; and a son, Edward (Gina) Joyce III of Elgin, IL. He was a devoted grandfather to Scott Huffman, Gia and Edward Joyce V, and Bryan and Ashlynn Keck.

Edward Joyce was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his sister Mary Kay Kwain; and a grandson at infancy. Private funeral services have been held and were followed by burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Elgin. Memorials in his name may be directed to the St. Edward High School Educational Foundation, 335 Locust Street, Elgin, IL 60123. 847-741-8800.

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priestsfor Ed from his ND56 Classmates.

Bachelor of Science
Chicago, Illinois
Kampus Keglers

Dr. Robert I. Lechowski, 74, of Elmhurst died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Barbara A., nee Scanlon; fond father of Gregory, Cynthia (James) Bannon, Brian, Timothy, and Suzanne Jazwin; grandfather of five; brother of the late Bernadine Lechowski. Founder of Elmhurst Medical Associates. Visitation at Ahlgrim Funeral Home, 567 S. Spring Rd., Elmhurst, from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. Prayers Saturday, Dec. 5, 12:30 p.m. to Visitation Church, Mass at 1 p.m. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Masses will be appreciated. Info. 630-834-3515 or A Mass is being celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Bob from his ND56 Classmates. The family address is c/o Greg Lechowski, 23440 N 21st Place, Phoenix, AZ 85024.

Bachelor of Arts
North Platte, Nebraska
Education Club
Knights of Columbus

Leonard f. Korgie, 85, of Peoria died on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009 at Proctor Community Hospital. He was born June 30, 1924 in Columbus, NE to Frank and Mary Burke Korgie. He married Jean Dimichelis on Nov. 28, 1953 in Cherry, IL. She died Oct. 1, 2008 in Peoria. One son, David, also preceded him in death. Surviving are two daughters, Kimberly Korgie of Fayettville, NC and Susan (Stephen) Henne of St. Charles, IL; one sister, Pauline Caffrey of Fort Collins, CO; and three grandchildren, Cassandra Hockman, David Henne and Natalie Henne. Three people who meant a great deal to Len and his family, Mrs. Lisa Flaugher, Lisa Flaugher and Matthew Flaugher, also survive. Leonard was a teacher at Richwoods High School in Peoria for 33 years, where he was voted Teacher of the Year for 1981 and 1983. He also served on various committees during his years there. Len was a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame and received his Master's Degree from the University of Illinois. He remained an avid ND fan all his life. Len served in the U.S. Army from 1948-50 -- reaching Sgt. 1st Class. He served 13 months in combat and was awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Purple Heart, five Bronze Stars, and one Silver Star for meritorious bravery in combat. He was also awarded the Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree, AMVETS and the American Legion. A funeral Mass will be on Friday at 11:a.m. at his church, with the Rev. Dustin Schultz officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 6p.m at Wright and Salmon Mortuary, with a rosary at 5:45 p.m. Further visitation will be half an hour prior to the Mass on Friday at the church. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum. Military rites will be accorded. Memorials may be made to Canine Companions for Independents, P.O. Box 446; Santa Rosa, CA 95402-0446. A Mass is being celebrated on the ND Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Len from his ND56 Classmates. Condolences can be sent to Lisa Flaugher; 5200 No. Woodview; Peoria, IL 61614-4557.

Bachelor of Arts
Morristown, New Jersey

Brendan Joseph Broderick, 74, died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, following a long illness. There will be no visitation and funeral services will be private for his immediate family. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in his memory at St. Mary's Abbey, Delbarton School in the Abbey Church on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. followed by a luncheon reception for friends and relatives. Those who wish to send condolences may do so to the Doyle Funeral Home, 106 Maple Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960.

Born and educated in Morristown, Mr. Broderick graduated from Delbarton School in 1952, where he served as his class president in his senior year. He graduated from Notre Dame University in 1956 and then attended Georgetown University Law School, followed by a stint in the U.S. Army Reserve. Realizing that his true interest was a career on Madison Avenue, he moved to New York City where he embarked on a career in advertising, starting in the mailroom of McManus, John and Adams. From there he focused on the account services end of the business for the next 30 years, achieving senior positions at agencies including Ted Bates, McCann Erickson, Young & Rubicam and Doyle Dane Bernbach.

In 1967 Brendan and his family moved to Westfield, N.J,m where they would remain for the next two decades. Brendan later settled in the Forest Hills section of Newark, where he would remain for the rest of his life. A voracious reader and prolific writer, Brendan entered the Great Books Program in the College of Arts and Letters. He kept extensive journals throughout his life, and contributed copy to various advertising campaigns throughout his long career. Brendan also maintained a lifelong fascination with politics and history, majoring in Political Science at Notre Dame and studying all facets of history throughout his life. He was a frequent traveler and made his first trip to Europe with a fellow classmate as a teenager, following his graduation from Delbarton. He loved Italy, France and Spain, summers in Avon-By-The-Sea, N.J., New York Theatre, cooking for others, good music, great conversations about history, art, government, religion, and above all, he loved being with his family.

He was predeceased by his parents, the late Honorable Edward F. Broderick Sr. and Marietta C. Broderick of Morristown, and his brothers, Gerald T. Broderick and Kevin K. Broderick. He is survived by his brother, Edward F. Broderick Jr. of New Vernon and by his son, Brendan H. Broderick, his daughter-in-law, Julie, and his 2-1/2 year old twin grandchildren, Ava and Jude of Glen Ridge, who were the joys of his life, and especially in the last stages of his illness. He will be especially missed by his nephews and nieces, Edward F. Broderick III of Stafford Township, N.J., Mark Broderick of Pleasant Prairie, Wisc., Karen Tourville of Chester Township, N.J., and Cynthia Beck of Morris Township, N.J. He is also survived by his nephew, Gerald Broderick, and his niece, Caroline Broderick of Weston, Mass. For those who choose to do so, contributions in Brendan's memory may be sent to the Delbarton School Student Scholarship Fund, c/o The Development Office, 230 Mendham Road, Morristown, N.J. 07960.
Published in Star-Ledger on December 14, 2009

The family address is c/o Brendan H. Broderick; 72 Oxford St.; GlenRIdge, NJ 07028

A MASS for Brendan will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests from his ND56 Classmates.

B.S. Commerce
Indianapolis, Indiana
Indianapolis Club; Treas.
Accounting Club; Vice Pres.
Marketing Club; Vice Pres.

Kramer, Philip A. 75, Korean Navy Veteran, formerly of Indianapolis and Lombard, beloved father of Paul of Mukilteo, WA, Katie M. (David A.) Sivak of Wheaton, James F. of Chicago, and Maggie M. (Rob C.) Mann of Elmhurst, cherished grandfather of nine, Jaclyn, Brian, Sam, Ted, Erin, Will, Danny, May and Milo, dearest brother of Mary Ann (Tom) Campbell, uncle and great-uncle of many. Visitation is Oct. 28, 2009, Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. until time of memorial service 8:00 p.m. at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Donations to Habitat for Humanity appreciated. Info toll free 888-629-0094.

JIM, son of our deceased friend, Phil Kramer, asks that you receive this information.
We have finalized the plans for the memorial for Dad, Phil Kramer, on Thursday the 29th of Oct.. We will have a memorial at the Auditorium room of the Thornhill mansion within the Morton Arboretum at 12:30 p.m...
Morton Arboretum. Located 25 miles west of Chicago, The Morton Arboretum—4100 Illinois Route 53 in Lisle, IL—is just west of Interstate 355 and north of I-88 on Illinois Route 53 (sometimes known as Lincoln Avenue or Lincoln Highway). phone: 630.968.0074. They tell us that they will have signs leading people to the spot.
We will also have a tree dedication to follow.
All of his Notre Dame friends are encouraged to attend. People coming to the memorial at the Morton Arboretum on Thursday just need to tell the front gate they are coming to the memorial for Philip Kramer. Otherwise there is an entrance fee. And a luncheon will follow at the View Restaurant at the River Bend Golf Course, 5900 S. Rte 53, Lisle, il 60532. Phone number 630.968.1920.

At 9:15 AM Friday, some of his ashes will be buried at:
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
20953 W. Hoff Road
Elwood, IL 60421
Phone: (815) 423-9958

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Phil from his ND56 Classmates.

B.S. Mech. Eng.
Danville, Illinois

Born: Sunday, August 19th, 1934 , Died Monday, September 28th, 2009

Thomas A. Bott, 75, of Danville, IL passed away on Monday evening, September 28, 2009 at the Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Mr. Bott was born on August 19, 1934, in Danville, the son of Mr. Frank F. Bott and Mrs. Margaret (Warner) Bott.

On June 9, 1956, Tom married his high school sweetheart Catherine Saladino at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Danville. She survives along with their six children, Tim (Joy) Bott (ND'80) of Sun Fish Lake MN, Jeff (Laurie) Bott of Wilmington, DE, Chris (Susie) Bott of Wadsworth, OH, Cathie (Glen) Hussmann of Charlotte, N.C., Jackie (Henry) Massman of Kansas City, MO, and Peggie Bott, of Terre Haute, IN. Also surviving Tom are his 20 grandchildren, Michael, Frances, Rosalie, and Natalie Bott, Kevin, and Connor Bott, Colleen, Charlie, Andy, Jack, David, Jimmy, and Danny Bott, Paul, Jeffrey, and Katie Hussmann, and Thomas, Michael, Matthew, and Gregory Massman. His brother, Dr. Frank (Jackie) Bott of Big Bear Lake, CA, two brother-in-laws, Sam (Debbie) Saladino, Bob Tevebaugh, Frisco, TX, and his sister-in-law, Mary (Tootsie) Hamburg of Danville, IL, also survive Tom. His parents, mother-in-father, Samuel and Berta Saladino, sister-in-law Rita Tevebaugh, and his brother-in-law, Kerry Hamburg precede Tom in death

Tom’s three loves were his faith, his family, and Norte Dame Football. He was a devoted husband of 53 years, loving father of six, and engaged grandfather. His twenty grandchildren took great delight in his elaborate storytelling and brilliant sense of humor.

Tom’s memberships, accomplishment’s and awards include, lifetime member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Danville, Eucharistic Minister and Lecture at St. Paul’s and Provena USMC Hospital, St. Paul’s Catholic Church Trustee since 1974, chairman of St. Paul’s Finance Committee, and the renovation of the Motsett Center in Danville, as well being the recipient of the highest Catholic award “Pere Marquette” in 2004. Tom was a 1952 Schlarman High School graduate, and later president of the Schlarman Foundation Board. He earned advanced degrees from the University of Notre Dame, a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1956, and a MS in Mechanical Engineering in 1960. He was Sales manager for Bohn Aluminum from 1959-1974, President of Material and Fuel from 1974-1994, and Atomic Energy Commission, Ames, IA. He was President of the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce, Danville Economic Development Corp., and Vermilion County Health Care Board. Tom also participated in the Danville Rotary Club, Danville Boat Club, and the Danville Elks Club.

A Catholic Mass and Celebration for Thomas Bott will begin at 11:00am on Thursday, October 1, 2009 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Danville located at 1303 N. Walnut in Danville with Father Greg Nelson officiating, with burial to follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4:30pm-8pm on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at the former, Lakeside-Barrack Funeral Chapel located at 3550, N. Vermilion St. in Danville with a public prayer service to begin at 4:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial condolences may be made to the St. Paul’s Endowment Fund and the Schlarman High School Foundation. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at A Mass will be celebrated on Campus for Tom by the Holy Cross priests from his Classmates of ND56. The family residence is: 20 Maywood Dr.; Danville, IL 61832-2921.

Bachelor of Musical Education
Farrell, Pennsylvania
Freshman Basketball
Dean's List
Band; Assistant Director
JAMES S. PHILLIPS MAY 12, 1934 - AUG. 20, 2009

James S. Phillips, 75, passed away on August 20th in his home in Sun City, AZ, with his family by his side. Jim was born on May 12, 1934, in Farrell, PA, to Mary (Gasparec) and Joseph Phillips. He had a brother, Joseph, who preceded him in death in 2001. Jim married Carole Houk in Sharon, PA, on May 25, 1957. They had three children: two daughters, Stephanie (James) Cullinane of New Canaan, CT, and Mary Jo (John) Hinson of Brier, WA, and a son, James (Mary) Phillips of Indianapolis, IN. Jim served as associate director of bands at the University of Notre Dame for 34 years, beginning in 1965, but his tenure spans approximately 43 years, entering Notre Dame as a freshman in 1952. After earning his Bachelor of Music degree in 1956, he served for two years as director of bands at Catholic Central High School in Clarksville, W.Va. He returned to Notre Dame in 1959 for his master's degree. Upon graduation he was director of music at Muskegon Catholic Central School for four years. Once again he returned to the University in 1965 as Associate Director of Bands and did doctoral studies at Northwestern University. He retired from Notre Dame as Professor Emeritus in 1999. Jim contributed to numerous professional publications and was a member of the National Catholic Bandmasters Assoc., American Federation of Musicians, College Band Directors National Assoc., Indiana Music Educators Assoc., Music Educators National Conference and The American Assoc. of University Professors. Jim is survived by his wife, Carole, and his three children. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Joseph and Katherine Hinson, Caroline, Megan and Sean Cullinane, Sarah and Elizabeth Phillips. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 26, in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, with interment following at Cedar Grove Cemetery, both on the Notre Dame campus, with Fr. Edward Shea presiding. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 25, in the HICKEY Funeral Home, 17131 Cleveland Road, South Bend, IN 46635. Memorials may be made to James S. Phillips Fund for Young Musicians, c/o the Hickey Funeral Home.

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Jim from his ND56 Classmates. Published in South Bend Tribune on August 23, 2009

The family residence is 9602 W. Hidden Valley Circle No; Sun City, AZ 85351-1319.

Bachelor of Arts
Valley Stream, New York
Freshman Football
Varsity Football
Sociology Club

Willam H. Schellong – 75 years old , June 7, 1934 – July 15, 2009

Funeral services for Bill Schellong, who died on July 15, 2009 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, will be held Tuesday, July 21, at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Snows church in Woodstock, VT. Bill was born on June 7, 1934 and was raised in Long Island, NY where he attended Valley Stream High School. He graduated from University of Notre Dame in 1956 and married Sharon Doyle of Mishawaka, Indiana in September of that year. They moved to North Pomfret, VT in 1966 where they purchased the Pyle farm on Old East Barn ard Road. Bill and Sharon raised five wonderful children. Bill was President of International Personnel Consultants, Inc., an Executive Search and Recruiting firm which he successfully ran for nearly 40 years. Bill loved skiing, hiking, traveling, dogs and Notre Dame football. He was active at Our Lady of the Snows Church in Woodstock, VT. Bill was predeceased by his parents, William Schellong, Sr. and Francis Schellong, of East Hampton, NY. Bill had no siblings. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons: William Albert Schellong, Jr., Carl Frances Schellong, and Steven Gregory Schellong; two daughters: Tracey Elizabeth Tromp, and Tammy Irene Schellong; as well as eight grandchildren: Jennifer, Allison, Stacey, Cody, Connor, Zachary, Nerissa, and Sylvi.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, and/or Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, a rare condition which Bill had suffered from. Funeral arrangements are being made under the direction of Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock, VT. This obit with provided by Greg Camp of Cabot Funeral Home.

The family address is RR 2; BOX 219-A; South Royalton, VT 05068.
Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Bill from his ND56 Classmates.


John F. Garvey, age 74, of Canton, passed away Monday, Aug. 11, 2008 in Mercy Medical Center following a brief illness. Born in Cleveland he was the son of the late Frank A. & Mary (Smith) Garvey. He was of Catholic faith; a proud Irish 1956 graduate of Notre Dame, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a 20 year Army Reservist. He retired from Interlake Steel as a district sales rep, was a member of the American Legion Post #44, the North Canton Eagles and was an avid golfer. He is survived by his wife of 50 years: Connie B. Garvey; sons: Kevin M. Garvey, of Canton, Patrick J. (Davene) Garvey, of Silver Lake, OH; daughters: Brenna J. (Timothy) Schweizer, of Canton, Kathleen A. Garvey, of Canton, sister: Mary A. (Dave) Andrews, of Schererville, IN; grandchildren: Brandy, Andrew, Derrick, Tyler and Patrick. Funeral services will be Friday at 3:00 pm in the Wackerly Funeral Home with Fr. John E. Zuzick as celebrant. Friends may call Friday from 1-3 pm in the funeral home. Cremation will take place following the service."

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for John from his ND56 Classmates. The family address is 302 -32nd St, NW; Canton, OH 44709-3137.

B.S. Elec. Engr.
Tacoma, Wash.
Technical Review: Coordinating Ed.

Henry (Hank) Eugene Burke, Jr., born May 8, 1929, Tacoma, passed away on July 4, 2009. He is survived by his four children, Tim, of Point of Rocks, Maryland, Mike (Roderick) of Oxnard, California, Cathy of Amherst, NH, and Margaret of Tokyo, Japan, his six grandchildren and his brother Bill as well as many nieces and nephews. Hank was a career electrical engineer who worked on the electrical systems of the lunar excursion module used in the Apollo moon landing and the Grumman EA6B Radar Jamming aircraft. A native of Tacoma, Hank worked as a telegrapher for the Northern Pacific Railway as a means of putting himself through Bellarmine High School. In 1946 he joined the U.S. Marine Corps to save for college and saw extensive combat in the Korean War. Following his discharge from the Marine Corps he attended Notre Dame University and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1956. After raising his family on Long Island, NY, he returned to Tacoma in retirement. The Burke family wishes to express its gratitude to Jim Fredrickson of Tacoma, boyhood friend and caring helper since Hank's return to Tacoma. The family also wishes to thank the devoted staff of Wynwood/Brookdale Assisted Living facility who took such excellent care of Hank following a major stroke in 2003 until his hospitalization three weeks ago and subsequent transfer to hospice care. Wake to be held on Wednesday evening at Gaffney's on Yakima Ave., Tacoma. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Charles Borromeo on Thursday followed by interrment at Tahoma National Cemetery. Semper Fi!

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests from Hank's ND56 Classmates. The family address is in care of his daughter, Margaret Burke; 1808 Old Meadow Meadow Road - Apt. 604; McLean, VA 22102.

B.S. Elec. Engr.
Wilimington, Delaware
A.I.E.E. - I.R.E.
Delaware Valley Club; Sec.

Mark Edwin Faulhaber, age 74 of Wilmington, Delaware died on Friday, May 22, 2009..

Born in Cleveland, Ohio on April 1, 1935, he was the son of the late Carl G. and Mildred (Fashinger) Faulhaber. In 1936, he moved with his family to Wilmington, Delaware when his father’s employer was bought by the duPont Company. Mark graduated from Christ Our King School and Archmere Academy, and received his B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1956. Following graduation, he began a 30 year career in research and development at the Engineering Research Laboratory of the duPont Company. During that time, he was awarded 16 U. S. patents for circuits and instruments for product inspection, colorimetry, remote sensing, optical interferometry and medical imaging. In 1985, he retired from the duPont Company, only to resume working immediately as a contractor for other duPont departments, continuing to use his technical expertise to solve problems. He was widely known as an analog design expert. From 1997 to 2007, he worked as a consultant for FARO in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania..

An inventor, gourmet cook, pianist, avid golfer and loyal Notre Dame sports fan, Mr. Faulhaber also had a vast knowledge of classical music. His love of music combined with his technical gifts when he designed and built a prototype music synthesizer, “Synthia”, for which he received another patent. Together with several duPont colleagues, he formed a business to market “Synthia”, which evolved into a polished and versatile instrument. “Synthia” garnered attention and admiration at music manufacturers’ conventions from coast to coast and was once played by the late Isaac Hayes.

Mark Faulhaber is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara Caffrey Faulhaber; his five children, Mary Camac and her husband, Curt of Salem, VA, Karl Faulhaber of Dallas, TX, Amy Haddow of Seward, AK, Suzanne Warren and her husband, David of Amherst, MA, and Michael Faulhaber and his wife, Silke of LaGrange, IL; his daughter-in-law, Karin Faulhaber of Dover, DE; his nine grandchildren, Kristin and Mark Andrew Faulhaber, Lauren and Emily Camac, Tyler and Matthew Haddow, Audrey Faulhaber and Julia and Garrett Warren; his sister, Dorothy Patterson; his mother-in-law, Virginia Caffrey; and his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John and Helen Caffrey and Terry and John Arney.

He was predeceased by his son-in-law, Robert Haddow; and his grandson, Joseph Faulhaber.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Cathedral of St. Peter, 6th & West Streets, Wilmington on Saturday, May 30 at 10:30AM. Burial will be held privately.

In his memory, donations may be made to the Cathedral of St. Peter, 500 West Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 or the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, P.O. Box 8187, Wilmington, DE 19803. DOHERTY FUNERAL HOMES

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Mark from his ND56 Classmates. The family address is: 2419 Brookshire Dr; Wilmington, DE 19803-2707.


James D'Arcy Chisholm, 77, of South Bend, Indiana, died on May 3, 2009. D'Arcy was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, then moved to Erie, Pennsylvania, as an infant. Following graduation from Cathedral Preparatory School in Erie, he attended the University of Notre Dame. He left Notre Dame in his sophomore year to join the Marine Corps and volunteered to serve in Korea where he was awarded two Purple Hearts. After his discharge he returned to Notre Dame to complete his bachelor of arts degree in economics, graduating in 1956. He moved to Southern California that same year to begin a career in the business world that included being president of the Chamber of Commerce in Lancaster, California, West Coast Manager of Industrial Development for the Del Webb Corporation, Vice President of Southern California Operations with Milton Meyer & Co. Realtors, President of Capital Real Estate Management Co. and Trustee of Angeles Mortgage Investment Trust. While with the Del Webb Corp. he was nominated for consideration as Assistant Post Master General to the U.S. Post Office in Washington, D.C., becoming one of three finalists. He also served on special assignment to Governor Pat Brown of California and as a transition team member for then Governor Ronald Reagan of California. In 1980 D'Arcy left the presidency of CREMCO to volunteer his services at the University of Notre Dame. He joined the staff of the Institute for Pastoral and Social Ministry, now the Institute for Church Life. During his tenure as Assistant Director of IPSM he teamed with then Dean of the Notre Dame Law School, Dr. David Link, to found the Center for the Homeless in South Bend. Seeing the needs of the homeless and the limits of shelter facilities, they championed a campaign to rectify the problem. The Center opened its doors on December 18, 1988. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; brother, Pat (Gloria) Chisholm; children, Pamela Gould, Robert (Pamela) Chisholm, Julie (Marine) Cano, Eleanor McCreary, Michael Spydell, Lori (Michael) Wagner and Craig Spydell; 14 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 2-5 PM on Sunday, May 10, with a recitation of the Rosary at 4:30 PM in McGann Hay Funeral Homes, University Chapel at 2313 E. Edison Road near Ironwood. The Rite of Christian Burial Mass will be celebrated in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame, on Monday, May 11, at 9:30 AM, with Rev. Edward Malloy, CSC, officiating and Rev. Robert Pelton, CSC, as homilist. Burial will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery on campus. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in D'Arcy's memory to the Center for the Homeless, 813 S. Michigan St., South Bend, IN 46601. To send condolences to the family or for directions, log on to Published in South Bend Tribune from 5/6 to 5/9/2009
A Mass will be celebrated by the Holy Cross Priests on Campus for D'Arcy from his ND56 Classmates.
The family address is Mrs. Joyce Chisholm; 53299 Bracken Fern Drive; So. Bend, IN 46637.

B.S. Chem. Engr.
Beckley, West Virginia
Marching Band
Air Force Cadet Club

"Robert Lee Scalise, 74, of South Charleston, passed away peacefully on Nov. 20, 2008, surrounded by his family. He was born May 28, 1934, in Beckley, W.Va. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Flora Scalise; and his sister, Mary Louise Stacy. Robert attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, W.Va. He graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Chemical Engineering. While at Notre Dame, he was a member of the Fighting Irish Band and a cadet in the Air Force ROTC program. Upon graduation he served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force stationed in New Mexico. In 1958 Robert came to the Kanawha Valley and began a 40-year career as a Chemical and Environmental Engineer. Robert was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Parish where he served as a Eucharistic Minister, past President of St. Anthony School Board, and member of Parish Council. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus and Christopher Columbus Lodge Sons of Italy. Robert was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Katherine, and their four children and spouses, Karen and Dan Lanham, Annette (SMC87) and Jeff Cable, Susanne (SMC89) and Joel Weese, all of Charleston, and Robert and Malena Scalise of South Charleston. He is also survived by his mother and father-in-law, whom he loved dearly, John and Josephine Kogoy of South Charleston. Robert's pride and joy were his eight grandchildren, Danielle, Natalie, and Maria Lanham, Drew and Will Cable, Katherine, Rachel, and Hannah Weese. The Mass of Celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2008, at St. Anthony Catholic Parish, Charleston, with Father Dennis Klemash as celebrant. Burial will be at Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston. Family and friends will visit from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Snodgrass Funeral Home with a prayer service to conclude the visitation at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to The St. Anthony Catholic Parish Restoration Fund, 1000 Sixth St., Charleston, WV 25302. Services are entrusted to Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston." The family address is 931 Harmony Lane; So. Charleston, WV 25303-2716. A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Bob from his ND56 Classmates.


Ralph R. "DOC" Blume, 78, died Friday, June 20, 2008, surrounded by his loving family. Born on March 27, 1930, he was the son of Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Blume. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1948, and Summa Cum Laude from Notre Dame School of Law in 1957. Doc married the love of his life, Susanne (Martin) Blume on June 15, 1957. He was a practicing attorney in Fort Wayne for over 50 years. He was a member of the Indiana Bar Association and St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and Choir. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. "He was the kindest, most gentle person you could ever hope to meet. His dynamic personality combined love, humor and wisdom, and in a quiet way he was a great man. He will be missed more than words can express." Survivors include his sister, Judy Byrnes of Warwick, R.I.; six children, Liz Blume of Cincinnati, Ohio, Dan Blume of Inman, S.C., John Blume of Wilmington, N.C., Mike (Molly) Blume, Steve Blume and Sarah (Carl) Dressler, all of Fort Wayne; and eight grandchildren, Jonathan, Brian, Sophia, William, Rachel, Paige, Isaac and James. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Sr. Geraldine "Betty" Blume; and his loving wife of 46 years, Susanne Blume. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, with calling one hour prior. Fr. John N. Suelzer officiating. Calling also from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road. Burial in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorials to St. Charles Catholic Church Choir. Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on 6/22/2008. A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Ralph from his ND56 Classmates.

B.S. Elec. Engr.
Merrill, Wisconsin
Blue Circle
A.I.E.E. - I.R.E.
Marching Band

Dr. George M. Krembs of Pleasant Ridge Drive, West Hurley and Clearwater, Florida died Thursday, March 26, 2009 at the Largo Medical Center, Florida. He was 74.

He was born in Merrill, Wisconsin on September 2, 1934, a son of the late Emil and Arthura Ebert Krembs.

Dr. Krembs was a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and received a B.S.E.E. in 1956. In 1959, he received a doctorate in electrical engineering from Stanford University in Stanford, California.

Dr. Krembs began his career as an engineer at Philco in Bluebell, Pennsylvania and then, in 1964, joined I.B.M. where his work spanned many areas, including Display Systems, Power Parallel and Vector Computing. After retirement in 1998, Dr. Krembs established Krembs Associates to provide computer and business consulting.

A resident of Hyde Park from 1964 - 1971, he then lived in Westchester from 1971 - 1977. He moved to West Hurley in 1977.

A parishioner of St. John's R.C. Church, West Hurley, he was a member of the parish folk group, past director of the St. John's C.Y.O. and former member of the Parish Council. Dr. Krembs was a Committeeman with the Town of Hurley Republican Club and active in the American Heart Assoc. - Mid-Hudson Chapter. He established the Krembs Innovation Award for a senior engineering student at West Point and, with his wife, founded the Krembs Innovation Scholarship at Ulster County Community College.

He previously served as Trustee of the Onteora School Board, past treasurer of the Board of Trustees at the West Hurley Library and former committeeman of the Rip Van Winkle Boy Scout Council. He was a member and past board member of the local district I.E.E.E., a professional engineering organization.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 51 years, Shirley Rostal Krembs; four daughters Lynn Marie Krembs of Round Rock, TX, Jean Krembs Rose of West Hurley, Susan Jo Krembs of Manhattan and Mary Catherine Krembs with her husband Scott Epter of Rhinebeck; one son David Andrew Krembs with his wife Angelique of New York City; three sisters Mary MacGillis, Patricia Morien and Katherine Rozanski, all of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; eleven grandchildren, one great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Max Krembs.

Reposing at the Simpson - Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave. on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral procession will form on Wednesday from the funeral home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John's Church, Holly Hills, West Hurley at 10:00 a.m. Interment at St. Mary's Cemetary, Kingston will follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Krembs Innovation Scholarship, c/o Ulster Community College Foundation, Cottekill Road, Stone Ridge, NY 12484.
The family address if 123 Pleasant Rd.Dr.; W. Hurley, NY 12491-5409 . A Mass is being celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for George from his ND56 Classmates...

B.Ph. Commerce
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Bengal Bouts
Propeller Club
Marketing Outlook

Joseph L. Viani, 78, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2009 after a long illness. Born December 7, 1930 in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late Pauline and Dante Viani and was also preceded in death by two brothers, Lt. Col. Harry of Lawton, OK and Arthur of Camp Hill and one sister, Pauline Haverl of Camp Hill.

He is survived by one sister, Yolanda (Lanny) and her husband Donald LeVan of Paxtang. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews whom he dearly loved.

Joseph graduated from Harrisburg Catholic High School in 1948 and in 1956 he graduated "Cum Laude" with a Bachelor of Philosophy in Commerce Degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Joseph loved sports and won a boxing trophy at Notre Dame. He was an avid tennis player and when he was younger enjoyed skiing. He was a Real Estate Broker and also worked for and retired from the PA Department of Highways.

Neill Funeral Home, 3501 Derry Street. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Monday, at St. Catherine Laboure Church, 4000 Derry Street, Harrisburg. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bishop McDevitt High School, 2200 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17103.

Published in the Patriot-News from 1/21/2009 - 1/22/2009
The family residence is 511 Park Terrace; Harrisburg, PA 17111-1727. A Mass is being celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Joe from his ND56 Classmates.

B.S. Commerce
Oranjestad, Aruba
(Neth. Antilles)
Club of Raza

Bruno Roberto "Tico" Arends Died in New York

Bruno R. "Tico" Arends was visiting his daughter, Susan Albinder, in Milton,NY in early January, when he became ill, and was taken to the Westchester (NY) Medical Center in Valhalla, NY. He was treated for leukemia at that facility, and died there on Jan. 19, 2009. An English translation (from his native Aruba language) of the message above reads: "Special thank you to all for your presence and special words of sympathy which have brought support to us during the difficult time in out life. Memories from his wife and his children, and their family." Bruno was cremated in New York; his wife, Hannay, took the ashes to Aruba, for burial there. (sec. note: the Obituary below was sent us by Tico's daughter, Susan.)

Bruno Arends passed away January 19,2009 at Westchester Medical Center, NY

After graduating from Seton Hall Prep in New Jersey, he was one of the first persons to go to Notre Dame from his native Aruba, where he was born May 4, 1934.

He graduated from ND in 1956 with a BS in Commerce, and remained a loyal alumnus throughout his life.

He returned to Aruba and worked at Lago Oil and Transport Company (EXXON) for seven years. He began Aruba Hardware Store ( Brenchie'S) San Nicolaas in 1966. He was a founder, member and president of the San Nicolas Business Association. He was a former president and vice president of Empire Insurance Company, the first locally owned insurance company. He was very involved in many different social organizations on the Island such as Fada ( A Local Anti Drug Organization). A proud father of 4 children, Roberto L Arends and Astrid Arends (both in Aruba), Mireya R Arends (Florida), Susan V Albinder Arends (in Milton NY, and 16 grandchildren.

He was cremated in New York in January 2009.

The funeral took place January 25, 2009. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in his memory to the Edmund Harms Foundation (established by the Arends family to help families fighting cancer... in honor of a cousin who died at the age of 34). To contribute, send to Edmund Harms Foundation; Caya PUnta Bravo 5; Oranjestad, Aruba Dutch Caribbean.

A Mass is being celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus by the Holy Cross priests for "Tico" from his ND 56 Classmates.
The family address is Mrs. Bruno Arends; Coba Lodo 24; P.O. Box 31; Aruba, Netherland Antilles. I believe U.S. Postage is $1.00.

B.S. Elec. Engr.
Manila, Philippines

William Seng Ang, also called Bill, Kek-Seng, Ah-hsing, Willy, and Uncle Fisheye, was born in Fukien, China on June 7, 1932 and passed away on September 11, 2008. He is survived by his wife Josie, his daughters Debbie and Jenny, his sons-in-law Costa and Wayne, and his grandchildren Cory, Nicolas, Kathleen and Steven. At the age of 2, he moved with his family from China to the Philippines. He studied to be an accountant, but a few months prior to completion, he left for the U.S. to study electrical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, earning his degree in 1956. He subsequently obtained Masters degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics. He and Josie met in 1958 in New York City while he was working at IBM. After moving to California he worked at various companies including IBM, Rexxon, and Intel. At age 58, he underwent a quadruple bypass operation, and eventually took early retirement.

Some of his favorite activities included watching sports, following the stock market, having a glass of (inexpensive) red wine, listening to music, gambling, and playing with his grandchildren. He had an artistic bent, enjoying charcoal drawing. One of his most time-consuming activities following his retirement involved setting up a home computer network. And if he wasn’t traveling, he was organizing the photos of his latest trip or planning his next trip.

Bill was a devoted family man, helping out family members whenever he could. He also supported various charities including Second Harvest Food Bank, the Humane Society, Doctors Without Borders, and Public Radio. Following retirement, he was a regular volunteer at the Food Bank.

While some will agree that he was not always the easiest person to get along with, it is fair to say that he was pragmatic, honest, well-informed and conscientious. Despite hardships in his life, his needs were simple, he was content with what he had and passed away with no regrets. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Bill from his ND56 Classmates. The family address is to his widow, Josie Ang; 3573 Amber Dr.; San Jose, CA 95117-2907.

B.S. Commerce
Worcester, Massachusetts
Varsity Football
Monogram Club
View/Sign Quest Book
Pasquale "Pat" Bisceglia, Jr., 78, noted Shrewsbury resident and University of Notre Dame, All-American Football player, passed away Saturday, February 7th, 2009 in the home of his son John, surrounded by family and friends.

Pat's love of his life for 53 years Virginia (Notarangelo) Bisceglia passed away in July of 2007. He is survived by his three sons, his cherished son Dr. John "JP" Bisceglia DMD and his wife Tracey of Shrewsbury, Patrick Bisceglia of Shrewsbury and James Bisceglia of Russia; two brothers, Albert Bisceglia of Hyannis and Sam Bonanno of Worcester; two sisters, Yolanda Dagnello of Shrewsbury and Gloria Doerr of Grafton; four cherished grandchildren, Brianna, Bridgett, J.P. and Laura; many nieces, nephews and friends. Five brothers, Matthew, Anthony, Michael, James and Louis Bisceglia and four sisters, Marion Campaneli, Antoinette Morgo, Dorothy Downer, and Mary Pasquale all predeceased him. He was born in Worcester, son of Pasquale Bisceglia, Sr. and Angelina (Abruzzese) Bisceglia. He graduated from Commerce High school, where he was a standout in Football, Hockey and Baseball. He was considered the best athlete to come from Worcester. Pat then entered the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean War. Upon discharge in 1952, he entered college and earned his bachelor's degree in business from the University of Notre Dame in 1956 where he was an All American and Senior Captain of the Notre Dame "Fighting Irish" football team, playing is several premier football games such as the North-South Shrine Game and several New Year's Day Bowl games including the Orange Bowl. He then played professional football for over two years for the Canadian Football League Montreal Alouettes during 1956 and 1957 retiring due to shoulder injuries. Pat came home to begin his 35 year career for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management, Division Forests and Parks. Pat oversaw the Quinsigamond State Parks, Regatta Point and Lake Park. He then worked as director of the Young Adult Conservation Corps in Gardner, and then Division of Forests and Parks Bureau of Fire Control, retiring in 1992 as Chief of Fire Control. He also served as an assistant football coach for the WPI Football team for 17 years.

Over the years of his employment, Pat attended several colleges and training programs including The U.S. Department of Agriculture Management Training School and the Michigan State University School of graduate studies.

Pat was a member of St. Mary's Church. The disabled American Veterans Post #4 in Worcester, member and past president of the Columbus Civic Association, a life member of the Eastside Improvement Club, The former ITAM club, the Massachusetts Fire Chief's Association, the Blackstone Valley Forestry Association, and the Green Hill Golf Club. He was an involved member of the Shrewsbury Community. Pat served on the Parks, Recreation and Cemetery Boards for the Town and was instrumental in supporting the Shrewsbury Pop Warner Football program, all youth sports programs in Shrewsbury and installing lights in the parks for sports to be played at night. He would routinely attend every Pop Warner Practice and game for his grandson John and was known as "Grampa Pat" by all the players. He was devoted to his wife, his sons and daughter-in-law, but especially his grandchildren, whom he cherished. He enjoyed fishing, golf, spending time with family and watching football. You could find Pat on Saturdays in front of the television, watching the Fighting Irish football games.

The funeral will be held Tuesday, February 10th from the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St. with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 640 Main St. Burial will follow next to his wife in Mt View Cemetery. Friends and relatives are invited to visit with the family, Monday, February 9th from 4 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shrewsbury Pop Warner Football Program, PO Box 442, Shrewsbury 01545. A Mass is being celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Patsy from his ND56 Classmates.

Bachelor of Arts
Oak Park, Illinois
Speech Club: Treas.

View/Sign Quest Book
James Franklin Quetsch, 75, of Geneva, died January 14, 2009, after an illness. He was born on November 13, 1933 in Oak Park, IL. At the time of death, he was at home, surrounded by his loving family.

Jim graduated from Oak Park River Forest High School in 1952, and received a bachelor's degree in economics from Notre Dame University in South Bend, IN, in 1956. He marred his high-school sweetheart, Patricia Perrin on September 3, 1956, at St. Giles Catholic Church in Oak Park. In 1959, Jim graduated from Chicago Kent Law School. He practiced law in Chicago and the couple lived in Oak Park until 1963, when they moved to West Chicago. That year, he began working for the law firm of Gates Clancy in Geneva. In 1965, he joined the firm of Corrigan & MacKay in Wheaton. A successful trial lawyer, he became a partner several years later in the expanded firm of Corrigan & MacKay, Quetsch and O'Reilly.

Jim was a father of six children, born between 1957 and 1966. He and Pat moved their family to Geneva in 1972. He was appointed a Kane County Court Associate Judge in 1975 and elected as a full judge in the 16th Circuit Court in 1976. He held the position until 1992, when he became an Illinois Appellate Court Justice in the Second District. He was appointed to the seat by his predecessor, Justice John Nickels, who was elected to the Illinois Supreme Court.

Following his retirement in 1994, Jim traveled extensively with his wife. Among their destinations were South America, Israel, and several European countries including his favorite, Ireland. Jim was a member of the St. Charles Sportsmen's Club in Elburn for more than 20 years, spending many pleasurable hours there, shooting trap and skeet.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Gertrude (Shea) and Leonard J. Quetsch; and his brothers, Leonard, William and John.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia; his brother, Richard of Cedar Rapids, IA; his sister, Gertrude of St. Louis, MO; his children, Karen Quetsch, Martha Quetsch and Elizabeth Entile, all of Geneva; and Thomas (Patricia Seastrom Banbury) Quetsch and Paula (Vincent) Giuliano, both of Batavia; and James (Jo Martin) Quetsch of Idaho Falls, ID; 10 grandchildren, Natalie Entile, Phillip and Julie Andersen, Caroline Cagney, Paul, Marie and Francesca Giuliano, Kyle and Casey Banbury, and Megan (Banbury) Mara; and one great-grandchild, Vincent Mara; and his beloved Vizsla, Maggie.

The public is invited to a visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 23, and to a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 24, both at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St., Geneva. In lieu of sending flowers, please do a kindness for someone today. A Mass is being celebrated on the ND Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Jim from his ND56 Classmates. The family address: 1527 Kaneville Rd.; Geneva, IL 60134-1934 Obituary courtesy of Elgin Courier News, Jan. 17, 2009

B.S. Engr.
Hazleton, Pennsylvania

Hugh L. Campbell III, 73, of Drums, and previously of Hazle Village, died Nov. 7, 2008 at St. Luke pavilion, Hazleton.

Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late Hugh L. Campbell, Jr. and Margaret (Smith) Campbell.

A member of Good Shepherd R.C. Church, Drums, where he served as a lector and Eucharistic Minister, Mr. Campbell attended St. Gabriel’s grade school, Hazleton, and graduated from the Mining and Mechanical Institute in Freeland. He went on to graduate from the University of Notre Dame earning a degree in Electrical Engineering. He was previously the vice president and manager of the Hazleton Brick plant and, most recently, was the manager of coal gasification systems at Dravo-Wellman, Inc., Pittsburgh.

He was previously president of the New York-Pennsylvania Shippers Association and director of the Northeastern Bank, the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Development Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Railroad Task Force, and Catholic Social Services. He was also past president of CAN-DO and the Greater Hazleton Oratorio Society.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, was his wife, the former Mary Joan Kline, in 2004.

Surviving are children Maureen Campbell, Stroudsburg, Kathleen Campbell, Pittsburgh, Colleen Richards, and her husband, Dale, Drums, Hugh Terrence Campbell, and his wife Rosanne, Tresckow, and Sean Timothy Campbell, and his wife, Brenda, Walnutport. Also surviving are a sister, Rosemary Campbell, Lebanon, and brothers John Campbell, South Bend, Indiana and Terry Campbell, Ithaca, N.Y.

Eight grandchildren and nieces and nephews also survive.

The funeral will be held from the Boyle Funeral Home, 100 S. Wyoming St., Hazleton at 9 a.m. on Friday with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Good Shepherd Church, Drums. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery, Drums. A Mass is being celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Hugh from his ND56 Classmates.
Condolences may be sent to the family c/o Sean Timothy Campbell; 626 Almond Rd.; Walnutport, PA 18088

B.S. Commerce
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Varsity Football
Barsity Baseball
Dumas, Jack, Nov. 20, 1934 - Dec. 5, 2008

Jack Dumas, 74, of Sarasota, died Dec. 5, 2008.
Jack graduated from Catholic Central High School, Grand Rapids, Mich., in 1952, and from Notre Dame University in 1956. Jack was an exceptional athlete who received both football and baseball scholarships from Notre Dame. He retired to Sarasota in 2004 from White Plains, NY. He participated in many sports, including baseball, tennis, skiing, and loved playing the one that frustrated him the most - golf.

Jack was survived by his four sons, James, John, Jeff and Joe along with 15 grandchildren. Survivors also include his loving companion, Kathleen Petersen, and his Sarasota family; Mary Jane Moore, Scott, Robin, Mary Gwynyth and Riley Petersen. Also, Jeff, Julie, Chris and Audrey Petersen of Wilmette, Ill. Jack touched many lives with his humor, wit, zest for life, loyalty, and compassion. He will be missed, and remembered always.

Services will be private.
A Mass is being offered on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Jack from his ND56 Classmates.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 332 Lauderdale, Memphis, TN 38105 or
Sarasota Herald Tribune Dec. 14, 2008

B.S. Mech. Engr.
Chicago, Illinois

Jeremiah P. “Jerry” Hogan Jr, 73, of Palos Heights, IL, formerly of the south side of Chicago, passed away on Monday afternoon Sept. 29, 2008 at his home. He had battled a skin cancer, merkle cell carcinoma during the past year. He was born October 11, 1934 in Chicago, IL and attended St. Rita H.S. (Class of 1952) and the University of Notre Dame (Class of 1956).
He earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Jerry served in the U.S. Army Chemical Corps for 4 years. He was Assistant Chief Engineer of Water Purification for the City of Chicago overseeing the operation of the Jardine Water Filtration Plant (across from Navy Pier) and the South Water Plant.
He retired in 1997 after 35 years of service.

Jerry was a long time member of the Palos Lions Club and a recent Recipient of the prestigious Melvin Jones Fellow. He was also a member of The Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent de Paul Society and St. Alexander Parish in Palos Heights.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Patricia (nee Neary); son, Christopher (Beth) Hogan, daughter Lisa Hogan, and three grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday 3-9:pm at the Brady-Gill Funeral Home 16600 S. Oak Park Avenune in Tinley Park. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, 10:am at St. Alexander Church, 7026 W. 126th St. in Palos Heights. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth, IL The family address is 13040 Seneca Rd; Palos Heights, IL 60463.

A Mass is being celebrated by the Holy Cross priests on Campus for Jerry from his ND56 Classmates.

Bachelor of Arts
Glen Ridge, New Jersey
Irish Air Society; Vice Pres.
Air Cadet Bowling Team; Captain

Lt. Col. Russell William Gray Jr., USAF Ret., died July 21, 2008, here in Las Vegas, his home since 2000. He was born in Newark, N.J., in 1934, and moved to Greenville, S.C., when his father, Col. R.W. Gray Sr. was stationed at Donaldson AFB. Russell graduated from Greenville High School in 1952, and from the University of Notre Dame in 1956, the same year he married Louisa Matthews of Greenville. He entered the U.S. Air Force that same year and served his country as a master missileer in Korea, as well as, U.S. bases in Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, California, North Dakota, Nebraska and Montana. Lt. Col. Gray retired in 1983 at Malstrom AFB in Great Falls, Mont., where he lived for 20 years. He had a second career as an agent in the USPA and IRA, now known as First Command. After retiring the second time, he served on the Military Retirees Council in the state of Montana for 10 years. After moving to Las Vegas, he served on the West Sahara Community Association for five years and was a communicant of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary, Catholic Church. Russell was an avid outdoorsman enjoying both fishing and hunting, especially big game hunting. In addition, he enjoyed extensive travel and was an accomplished duplicate bridge player, earning master points while in Montana. Other than his wife, Louisa, Lt. Col. Gray is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Amelia Ann and Paul Drury of Orlando, Fla., and Louisa Taleen and Lt. Col. Mikel Stroud of Tampa, Fla.; his granddaughters, Patricia Lynn Denniston and husband, Kevin, of Las Vegas, and Breanna Marie Stroud and Alexia Taleen Stroud, both of Tampa; and a great-grandson, Patrick Shawn Denniston of Las Vegas. Also surviving are a sister, Navy Capt. Ann Gray and companion, Ruth Roder, of Orlando; and a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Christy Gray of Jacksonville, Fla.; and two nieces and a nephew and their families. In addition to his parents, Lt. Col. Gray was predeceased by a son, Russell William Gray III in 1963; and a brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Joan Gray of Alexandria, Va. A Funeral Mass will be observed at 10 a.m. Friday, July 25, at St. Joseph, Husband of Mary, Catholic Church, 7260 W. Sahara Ave. A celebration reception will follow at Captains Cove, 2902 Lake East Drive. The family has suggested that flowers be omitted and contributions made to the American Lung Association. Arrangements by Neptune Society of Nevada.

The Gray family address is 8772 Captain's Place; Las Vegas, NV 89117. A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Russell from his ND56 Classmates.

B.S. Commerce
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Harold W. "Happy" Meyer, Jr. Born to Eternal Life 3/17/02.

Survived by his wife Lyz Meyer, Porto Ercole, Italy and son Mark H. Meyer, Key Biscayne, Fl; sister Jane Smith, New Orleans, LA; brothers J.Thomas Meyer, McAllen, TX; and Richard E. Meyer, Jersey City, NJ

. "Hap" had battled cancer for several years in Italy.

Services were held Thurs., March 21 at their Home Parish Saint Monica's Church, 413 East 79th St, New York , NY 10021.

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests from "Hap's" ND56 Classmates.

B.S. Engr.
Fulton, NewYork

"Just call me Tony" died peacefully at his home on June 7, 2008 surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born in Fulton, NY on October 15, 1934. He was a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Georgetown Law School and practiced patent law in Arlington, VA until shortly before his death.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Margaret Kavanagh Castorina; and their four children, Michael J. Castorina, Teresa A. Castorina, Alicia M. Castorina and John A. Castorina and his spouse, Bridgid Dreher Castorina; other relatives and a host of friends.

He loved life, his family and friends and during his lifetime, Tony never met a stranger. A Celebration of his Life will be held at St. James Catholic Church, N. Spring St., Falls Church, VA on Tuesday, June 17 at 2 p.m.

The family address: Marge Castorina; 310 Shadow Walk, Falls Church, VA 22046-2641
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus for Tony from his Classmaters by the Holy Cross priests

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Capital Hospice, 6565 Arlington Blvd., Suite 500, Falls Church, VA 22042; St. James Catholic School, 830 W. Broad St., Falls Church, VA 22046 or a charity of your choice.

Bachelor of Arts
Marion, Indiana
Academy of Political Science
Varsity Track
Hall Council

Attorney Mike Kiley passes away at home By Mishele Wright and Brett Wallace Published: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 1:11 AM EDT

Mike Kiley, 73, a former Marion city judge who was a practicing attorney in the area for nearly 50 years, died Tuesday.

Joe Certain, Kiley's partner in law for 35 years, confirmed that Kiley died suddenly while having lunch at home Tuesday.

"He was a real local icon," Certain said. "Nobody in this town didn't know Mike. He was a very good, close friend of mine."

Kiley served two terms as city judge, from 1963 until 1970. He was also a former public defender. He was a former attorney for the Marion School Board and worked as counsel for the city of Marion on its development-bond issues. He was also a former commissioner for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Commission.

State Rep. Tim Harris said many people know Kiley's accomplishments at the local level, but few know what he did for the area at the state level. He said he was grateful that the state officials had the opportunity to honor Kiley a couple years ago for his work on the DNR commission.

Although Kiley was a Democrat and Harris is a Republican, the two were still great friends and enjoyed wonderful conversations with one another, Harris said.

"It's sad, obviously," he said. "Mike's been a good friend for a long time. I enjoyed being able to talk to him and get advice from him. I will really miss that a lot."

The Marion native earned his law degree from Georgetown University and returned to his hometown to practice law. He was actively involved with many community boards and activities upon his return in the late 1950s. Kiley was named a Sagamore of the Wabash by former Gov. Robert Orr in 1989.

Certain said he and Kiley had just received word Monday that a former partner at Kiley Harker and Certain who had moved out-of-state, George Osborn, had recently died as well.

"This community, all of us , lived through an era of an individual who made terrific contributions to the community, in Marion, in Grant County and statewide," Certain said. "We're a lot worse off for him not being here."

Mayor Wayne Seybold said Kiley was a close friend of his family and also a tremendous asset to the city government.

"He helped the city whenever he could," Seybold said. "He's going to be sorely missed in his professional capacity as well as personally."

Marion city councilman Steve Wright was saddened by the news of Kiley's death Tuesday afternoon.

"Marion's lost a true friend to the community," he said. "I think Mike was a huge supporter for Marion and the efforts we're trying to do here."

Wright said he and Harris were together Tuesday when they learned that Kiley had died.

"Both our jaws dropped," he said.

Wright said Kiley came into the city council chambers often, representing many clients, and he was good at his job. He said he also remembers Kiley as a flamboyant person who loved Notre Dame, and he attended many football games and tailgated with him.

"I think Mike was very dedicated to the city," Wright said. "He was a huge Notre Dame fan, and he got the rest of us thinking Notre Dame was the team."

"He was just a great guy," Wright said. "He's somebody the community will definitely miss."

Kiley is survived by his wife, Carol, and three children, Anne, Dan and Matt.

Services are pending at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel.

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priests for Mike from his ND56 Classmates. The Kiley residence address is: Mrs. Carol Kiley, 1371 Pine Bluff Dr.; Marion, IN 46952

(this was written by Jamie Kimmel Eifert , who served on the National ND Alumni Assoc. Board with Mike; she later served as President of the NDAA)

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to go to Mike's funeral yesterday and I signed the guest book "Representing the NDAA Former Alumni Board, especially 1998-2001". I traveled the 3 hours from Cincinnati with one of Mike's '56 classmates, Jim Mense. Jim had some great stories to share about Notre Dame in the 50's in general, and a few of his exploits with Mike, specifically.

The funeral was beautiful. The church was packed full, as you would expect. It looked like most of Marion and Lake Wawasee were in attendance. The homily was a perfect blend of scripture and comfort along with anecdotes about Mike, both funny and serious. Mike's impact on his parish and local community were very evident and the pastor clearly loved Mike as much as we all do. The priest included the story that many of us had heard Mike tell about his childhood when Fr. McCarthy told Mike's dad that "It's either going to be him (Mike) or me (Fr. McCarthy), and it's not going to be me!" None of Mike's famous stories about ND's Prefect of Discipline made it into the homily, though... :)

The first reading included this appropriate scripture from Daniel 12:

"At that time there shall arise Michael, the great prince, guardian of your people; It shall be a time unsurpassed in distress since nations began until that time. At that time your people shall escape, everyone who is found written in the book.

Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake; some shall live forever, others shall be an everlasting horror and disgrace.

But the wise shall shine brightly like the splendor of the firmament, And those who lead the many to justice shall be like the stars forever. "

The pastor mentioned that when Carol was choosing the readings, the first one she picked was the Gospel reading, which included the admonition:

"Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour of night when the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and not let his house be broken into.

So too, you also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come."

The pastor reassured that Mike had certainly lived his life in a state of readiness, and was a good and faithful servant whose life was centered around service to others.

After the Eucharist, Mike's son, Dan, offered some personal remarks that were an ideal tribute to Mike's life and sense of humor. Although the program did not list what the recessional music was going to be, Jim and I were gratified that it was "Notre Dame, Our Mother," followed by a refined church organ rendition (!!) of the Notre Dame Victory March. Outside the church doors, a bagpipe continued the Victory March as guests exited the service.

With a three-hour drive ahead of us to get back home, we opted not to go to the graveside service and so didn't have a chance to talk with Carol. Mike and Carol were just about 4 weeks shy of their 50th anniversary, so obviously it is going to be quite an adjustment for her to be alone after so many years with Mike. But it was apparent at the funeral that she will be surrounded by the love and prayers of many, many friends and a wonderful family. That, along with the comfort of her faith, will certainly help her get through.


Paul C. Colligan, M.D. 73 died suddenly on Thursday, May 15, 2008. He was born in Fort Wayne Indiana on August 10, 1934, one of ten children of Joseph and Marie (Hoffman) Colligan. Dr. Colligan graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1956. He went on to receive his medical degree from Loyola (Chicago) College of Medicine in 1960. He completed a residency in pathology at the Mayo Clinic after serving two years in the United States Air Force.

A longtime resident of Saginaw, MI, Dr. Colligan retired from Saginaw-Covenant Hospital in Saginaw following 30 years of medical practice. Both he and his wife Rosie have been spending winters in Naples, FL for the past 15 years and recently moved there permanently.

Dr. Colligan’s greatest love was his family. He was a devoted, warm, and generous husband, father, grandfather and brother. He was also a very competent and conscientious physician who was highly respected by his medical colleagues.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Rosie (Cloribel) Colligan, his children Paul C. Colligan, Jr. and Pamela ColliganLoch and her husband Daniel Loch, two grandchildren, Austin and Nolan Colligan, eight siblings, Joanne Robertson, Dr. Joseph Colligan, Charles Colligan, Margaret Oard, Jerome Colligan, Mary Ortbals, Dr. Frank Colligan and Stanley Colligan. He was preceded in death by his youngest brother, Dr. Michael Colligan.

A Celebration of Dr. Colligan’s Life will be held today, Monday, May 19th at 1:00 p.m. at the Stonebridge County Club, 2100 Winding Oaks Way in Naples. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.

A Funeral Mass will be held on July 5th at St. Charles Catholic Church in Coldwater, Michigan at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Dr. Paul C. Colligan may be made to The Notre Dame University, Director of Donor Services, 1100 Grace Hall, Notre Dame, Indiana, 46556. Fuller Funeral Home; Pine Ridge Road ; Naples, FL; 592-1611

The Colligan home address: Mrs. Rosie Colligan, 2240 Ashton Oaks Lane, Apt. 103; Naples, FL 34109-1496.

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Paul from his ND56 Classmates.

B.Ph. Commerce
Chicago, Illinois
Freshman Class; Vice-Pres.
Drum Major
Marketing Outlook

Jerome "Jerry" C. Gatto 1934 ~ 2008 Jerry Gatto was born in Chicago, Illinois on 22 May, 1934 to Anthony S. Gatto and Mary H. Lococo. He married Elizabeth Lavezzari on September 1, 1961 in Chicago, Ill. He passed away on 8 May, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Jerry was a devout Roman Catholic and a 1956 graduate of the University of Notre Dame. His love and appreciation of music, gave him the opportunity to earn a scholarship and become the Drum Major for the University Band. Jerry held this position for an unprecedented four years. He was instrumental in composing several of the Fighting Irish "Flight Songs" that are still played to this day. He was listed in "Who's Who" of the American Universities from 1952 through 1956. In 1974, Jerry moved to Salt Lake City and soon after, became a member of the Italian American League as well as a member of the Geological and Mining Societies of Utah. Jerry enjoyed taking long drives to Delta, Utah where he loved watching the beautiful sunsets of the Western desert. Eventually, this inspired him to open and operate a stone quarry in this region. Most of all, Jerry was known for his quick wit, sense of humor and hundreds of jokes that he had memorized and available on every given subject. His love to entertain, his deep voice and infectious laugh, will be missed by many and can be replaced by no one. Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth Gatto, son and daughter-in-law, Adam and Maryam Gatto, his daughter and son-in-law, Andrea and Mark Brewer, his beautiful granddaughters, Alexandra and Gianna Brewer. Jerry also had the love and support of his God Children, Richard Dayne Nourse, Deryck Belnap-Nourse, Tiffany Forsey and Brittani Lunnen. There are also many friends, too many to name, who will remember and miss Jerry. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. A viewing will be held Wednesday 1-1:45 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary.

Published in the Salt Lake Tribune on 5/11/2008.
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  A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross Priests for Jerry from hia Classmates.  Jerry's widow's address is 1254 Butterfly Dr.; San Jose, CA 95120

Mech. Engr. Industrial Option
Ronoke, Virginia
Timothy Joseph Driscoll 1934-2008

Timothy Joseph Driscoll, 73, died on Saturday, March 29, 2008, in Chapel Hill, N.C. after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was born in Roanoke, Va., on March 30, 1934, to the late Wilmer Clyde Driscoll and Edith Smisko Driscoll. He shared almost 48 years of marriage with his beloved wife, Norma Lee Driscoll, of Salem, Va., who preceded him in death in August 2005. Mr. Driscoll was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and mentor; gracious and giving friend; a generous man of unwavering honesty, strength, intellect and devoted faith; kind, caring and patient, he led his life as an example to us all. He embraced nature with his love of hiking and the game of golf. A steadfast spirit who defined the very meaning of father and friend. Graduating from Roanoke Catholic High School in 1952, he went on to earn a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1956. His career began with a short stint at General Electric Company, before working for Graybar Electric Company for more than 40 years until his retirement in 1998. At various times he called Winston-Salem, N.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, Asheville, N.C. and Richmond, Va. home before returning to Roanoke, Va. in 1996. He is survived by his daughter, Anne D. Nesbitt and son-in-law, Christopher W. Nesbitt, of Chapel Hill, N.C.; son, Matthew M. Driscoll and daughter-in-law, Jean W. Driscoll, of McMinnville, Ore.; daughter, Amy M. Driscoll, of Washington, D.C.; daughter, Patricia M. Driscoll, of Baltimore, Md.; and granddaughters, Kaitlin, Corinne, Marisa and Julia Nesbitt. A Mass of the Resurrection will be offered at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 4, 2008, at Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church, Roanoke with Msgr. Joseph Lehman officiating. Interment will follow at St. Andrews Cemetery, Roanoke. The family will receive friends at Oakey's South Chapel on Thursday, April 3, 2008, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Flowers are appreciated, though donations can be made to the Brain Cancer Research Center at Duke University. For information on how to donate, please visit this web site Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131. Published in the Roanoke Times from 4/1/2008 - 4/2/2008.

A Mass will be celebrated on Campus for Tim from his Classmaters by the Holy Cross priests. The family address is c/o Anne Nesbitt; 124 Fawn Ridge Rd; Chapel Hill, NC 27516

B.B.A. Commerce
Shrevport, Louisiana
Manpower Management Club
Varsity Baseball

John Sanford Smith passed away Monday, March 3, 2008, at the age of 73. Born in Shreveport, LA, he was a 1952 graduate of St. John's High School in Shreveport and a 1956 graduate of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, where he lettered in baseball. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy. John was an Elder and member of the First Presbyterian Church. He retired from Scott Paper Company after a 33-year career in Sales and Personnel Management. John was a devoted husband and father who truly cherished his family and many lifelong friendships. He contributed his time and talents in many ways throughout his lifetime including youth baseball, Habitat for Humanity, Christwood Retirement Community and St. Tammany Parish Public Schools.

His parents, John E. "Cap" and Eureka Wall Smith, preceded him in death. He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Sue Vinson Smith of Shreveport, LA; son, Charles Smith of Columbus, GA; daughters, Melinda Smith of Covington, LA and Amy Ryder and husband, Scott of Austin, TX; brother, Charles Edward Smith and wife, Jessie of Shreveport, LA; and numerous extended family members.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the American Heart Association, the First Presbyterian Church of Shreveport, or charity of your choice.

The family wishes to express its gratitude to Odyssey Healthcare Hospice Services for their loving and compassionate care.

Memorial services celebrating John's life will be announced at a later date.
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus for Johnny by the Holy Cross priest from his ND56 Classmates.
The family residence is 167 Ramses Lane; Shreveport, LA 71105.


Services for Robert A. Huber, 38, president and general manager of the Huber Sup reme Metal Treating Co., 16167 W. Rogers Dr., New BerIin, were held Saturday.
He died Wednesday, apparently after suffering a stroke.
Huber graduated from Marquette University High School in 1951 and the University of Notre Dame in 1956.
He was a former chairman of the Midwest Chapter of the M e t a I Treating Institute, and a former director of the Milwaukee Chapter of the American Society of Metals. He was a drector of the New Berlin State Bank.
Huber, of Oconomowoc, also served as a director of the New Berlin Chamber of Commerce and the West Allis Chamber of Commerce. He was a former president of the West Allis Rotary Club.
He was a member of the Lac La Belle Country Club in Oconomowoc and the Tuckaway Country Club in Franklin.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth; sons, Mark, John, William and Thomas; his mother, Mrs­. Mary Edith Huber, all of Oconomowoc.
Memorial gifts to the Ocono­mowoc Scholarship Fund or the Oconomowoc Chapter of the American Field Service were suggested.


Ralph P. Kepner of 133 Yarkerdale Drive, Greece, a senior technical publications writer at General Railway Signal Co., died unexpectedly Tuesday (Jan. 28. 1969).
Mr. Kepner, 36, suffered a heart attack and died while being driven to a physician's office by his wife, Joan.
He was born in Geneva but moved here as a youth and air tended Aquinas Institute. After being graduated from Notre Dame University, he spent two years in the Army.
In the Army Reserves, Mr. Kepner commanded a troop at the Culver Road Armory for a time.
Ile was chairman of the Rochester Society of Technical Writers and Publishers, and member of the Rochester Advertisers and the GRS Management Association.


Killed in action over VietNam, Marine pilot Harold J. Alwan, ND56 Classmate, was awarded a certificate posthumously for making the ultimate sacrifice for his Country; Classmate Denny Powers presented the honor from the Notre Dame Club of Peoria at its Universal Notre Dame Celebration, April 30. Alwan was a native of Peoria prior to his U.S. Marine service in 1956. His story is posted under Class News on our ND56 web page or at ( Lt. Col. Alwan's sister, Mrs. Dianna (Tom) Joseph, received the award and appreciates the consideration of Notre Dame men for this honor. Alwan was posthumously promoted to Lt. Colonel. On June 24, 1974, his MIA status was changed to Determined Death by Flight crash origination Chu Lai Vietnam AFB over water -- signed by Major J.P. Slater, USMC. No remains were recovered by the Government, and no crash site was ever established. A career U.S. Marine, Alwan brings pride to Peoria... having made the greatest sacrifice for his Country. Hal was born in Peoria, IL on August 4, 1934. Pat and Denny Powers were close friends of the Alwans in their early days of Marine service. Along with Jerry Spaeth, Denny was a 1952 Classmate of Hal at Spalding Institute in Peoria. Dave Friske has fond memories of his Marine days with Alwan, remembering him as “a really great guy.” Spaeth enjoyed many good times with Alwan in the service. Alwan was married to Jackie, and they had four children: Natalie, Michael, Coroline and Suzanne; extensive efforts to contact them failed.

Jerry Spaeth adds: "He joined the Marine Officer's Candidate program (called Platoon Leader's Class) in our junior year and got his commission after graduation. Following Officer's Basic School at Quantico - mostly same time I was there (he drove to Peoria with my wife and me for Christmas,1956), he went to flight school. A retired Lt Col friend of mine from our same class tells me that promotions continue for MIA's until they are found or declared dead - in Harry's case, he was a major when his plane went down, but the determination of his death posted as 2/27/67 wasn't made for about 20 more years. Harry was close with Marty Kyle, Don Thomson and me - all engineer students - we played bridge, ate Volcano pizza and went to the movies together frequently. All were in my wedding party (except Marty, whose uncle died the day before and he had to go back to Akron) which also included Jim Tedford. The present (2012) DOT head, Ray Lahood is a Serbian relative of Harry's from Peoria."

The following is an independent web site dedicated to the men and women who served their Country in Viet Nam. The segment about our Harold Alwan, includes all the research we were able to generate.

Home of Record: Peoria, IL
Date of birth: 08/04/1934
Notre Dame Class of 1956
Service Branch: United States Marine Corps
Grade at loss: Major (promoted while in MIA status)
Unit: VMA-121, MAG-12, 1ST MAW, III MAF
Awarded: Purple Heart, Air Medal
Start Tour: 12/03/1966
Incident Date: 02/27/1967
Casualty Date: 02/27/1967
Change Status: 06/24/1974 (declared dead)
Age at Loss: 39 (based on date declared dead)
Location: Quang Tin Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body not recovered
Repatriated: Not Applicable
Identified: Not Applicable
Casualty Type: Hostile, died while missing
Casualty Reason: Fixed Wing - Pilot
Casualty Detail: Air loss or crash over land
Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (Memorial Marker), Arlington, VA
ON THE WALL: Panel 15E Line 103

Harold Alwan graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1956. There, he was involved in ROTC and graduated as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps with an engineering degree. He decided to make his career as a Marine pilot, and served on bases in Quantico, Virginia and Cherry Point, North Carolina before he was assigned to Vietnam as a Major.

On February 27, 1967, Alwan was on a one-man, one-aircraft mission when his plane disappeared over South Vietnam. Alwan had just completed an aircraft test and had checked in for a helicopter escort mission. Alwan's family was given three locations of loss, two over land and one over sea, where Alwan's plane went down. The Pentagon was not sure, having no witnesses, what happened and where. The Defense Department now lists the official location of loss as over the South China Sea, just southeast of the city of Quang Ngai in Quang Ngai Province, South Vietnam. [Taken from the POW Network -]

DD 1300 dated 2Jul74 - Department of the Navy, Headquarters United States Marine Corps

On the basis of the foregoing, the absence of information from all sources that he survived, and the elapse of time without indication of survival, it was determined that LtCol Alwan is dead. This finding of death by me as designee of the Secretary of the Navy under Title 37, U. S. Code, Section 555 on 24Jun74. Accordingly, continuation of Marine Corps pay and allowances under Chapter 10 – Title 37, U. S. Code terminates on the date. Signed: J.P. Slater, Major, USMC, Acting Head Personal Affairs Branch [Taken from the Coffelt Database –]

Marine Hero Vic McFadden died Nov. 30, 2003
Wife, Bonnie died in March 4, 2015;
Burial for both in ND’s Cedar Grove Cemetery

(below is the Obituary as it appeared in the South Bend Tribune at the time) Victor L. McFadden, 75, of SouthBend, IN died Sunday, Nov. 30,2003 at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center of South Bend. He was born April 5, 1928 in Grand Haven to Col. Vincent G. and Irene (Hollis) McFadden.

Mr. McFadden was a combat veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and lost his left hand in the Korean War while performing an act of heroism that saved the lives of Fellow Marines. Due to the loss of his drawing hand, he gave up his plans for a career as an artist and moved to South Bend in 1952 to enroll at the University of Notre Dame.

Survivors include his wife of over 50 years, Bonnie; five children: Patrick of SouthBend; Maureen (James) Dorgan; Dennis (Barbara) of Granger, IN and Terence (Laurie)of South Bend; twelve grandchildren: Erin and Brendan McFadden, Kathleen and Mary Clare McFadden; Ryan, Conor and Patrick Patrick Dorgan.


Crash Kills Penn Hills Navy Pilot

A Navy pilot from Penn Hills - whose wife is expecting their first child - was killed one week before he was to complete advanced jet training at Pensacola, Fl.
Lt. Robert Scott Lewis 23, was killed yesterday when his single seat F9F Pantherjet crashed while coming in for a landing.
Lt. Lewis was a 19956 honor graduate in aeronautical engineering at Notre Dame University.
He was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Hathan H. Lewis of 2513 Greensburg Pike. He had received his wings last October after training at Memphis, Tenn.
A former Eagle Scout of the East Boroughs Council he was recipient of the Douglas Aircraft and Convair awards for outstanding engineering students. He was a graduate of Central Catholic High School.
Besides his parent, he is survived by his wife, Mary Ann, an expectant mother, and a sister, Patricia Ann.
His father is a supervisor at Westinghouse Electric Corp.
Article from "Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph 31 Jan 1958, page 6

LTJG Robert Scott Lewis - US Navy

Home of Record: Pittsburgh, PA
Date of birth: 03/28/1934
Notre Dame Class of 1956

Service Branch: United States Navy
Rank at loss: Lieutenant (junior grade)

Start Tour: N/A
Incident Date: 01/08/1958
Casualty Date: 01/08/1958
Age at Loss: 23
Remains: Body Recovered
Casualty Type: : Non-hostile, died of other causes
Casualty Reason:
Buried: New Saint Joseph’s Cemetery, North Versailles, PA

1stLt Carl Albert Rohloff - US Marine Corps :
Home of Record: Grand Rapids, MI :
Date of birth: 07/10/1934 :
Notre Dame Class of 1956 (Commerce):
Service Branch: United States Marine Corps:
Rank at loss: First Lieutenant


Start Tour: N/A :
Incident Date: :
Casualty Date: 05/03/1961:
Age at Loss: 26:
Remains: Body Recovered :
Casualty Type: Non-hostile, died of other causes :
Casualty Reason: :
Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA