By Patrick T. Reardon and Bob Goldsborough
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
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
http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=David-Austgen&lc=4219&pid=169391235&mid=5834966 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.
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.
He retired to Williamsburg in 2001.
Michael is survived by his wife of 34 years, Janice Wogan Feld...as 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 www.bucktroutfuneralhome.com 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'.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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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An IEEE web link with information on Jim's life and career can be found at: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/James_L._Massey
An IEEE interview with Jim can be found at: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Oral-History:James_L._Massey
An information theory blog can be found at: http://blogs.princeton.edu/blogit/2013/06/16/james-l-massey-1934-2013/
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 fairtax.org.
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.
Leo E. 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.”
"CITIZEN LEO LINBECK JR."
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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 www.higginsfuneralhome.com.
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
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 dailypress.com/guestbooks. - Excerpted from the Daily Press
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. www.angelflightse.org
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.
HENRY B. OLBRICHT DIED 10/25/12 IN SOLANA BEACH, CA
(NO OBITUARY WAS PUBLISHED FOLLOWING HANK'S DEATH;
A MASS WAS CELEBRATED ON CAMPUS BY THE HOLY CROSS PRIESTS FROM HANK'S ND56 CLASSMATES)
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
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 (www.mtstjosephhome.com)
Info: www.donnellanfuneral.com 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.
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, www.nature.org, Catholic Social Services of Anchorage, Alaska, www.cssalaska.org 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.
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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.
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@ www.psp.org. For online directions and guestbook please log onto www.nortonfuneralhome.com. 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.
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).
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 www.hummelcares.com 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.
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.
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 www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
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.
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, www.cancer.org and Vista Care Hospice of New Mexico, 601 Dr. Martin Luther King NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Please visit our online guest book for Roy at:www.RememberTheirStory.com 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
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.
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(www.wgaesf.org). 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.
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.
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
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.
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: watersfuneralhomes.com.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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 www.palmerfuneralhomes.com. 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.
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.
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 htrnews.com, 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.
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: NCM32@frontiernet.net.
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.
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 www.neal-tarpley.com.
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.
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
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."
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 www.swartzfuneralhomeinc.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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. www.1airdfamilyfunera1services.com 847-741-8800.
A Mass will be celebrated on Campus by the Holy Cross priestsfor Ed from his ND56 Classmates.
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 www.ahlgrim.com. 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.
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.
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.
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.
MEMORIAL FOR PHIL KRAMER ON THURSDAY, OCT. 29.
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). http://www.mortonarb.org/ 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.
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 www.sunsetfuneralhome.com. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.McGannHay.com. 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.
"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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
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
Jack Dumas, 74, of Sarasota, died Dec. 5, 2008.
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.
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).
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.
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
Dumas, Jack, Nov. 20, 1934 - 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.
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 www.stjude.org.
Sarasota Herald Tribune Dec. 14, 2008
ASSISTANT CHIEF ENGINEER/CITY OF CHICAGO
He earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering.
He retired in 1997 after 35 years of service.
Jack Dumas, 74, of Sarasota, died Dec. 5, 2008.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
Attorney Mike Kiley passes away at home
By Mishele Wright and Brett Wallace
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
MIKE KILEY'S FUNERAL NOTES:
(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.
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.
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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|
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 www.cancer.duke.edu/btc. 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
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
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.
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 (http://geocities.com/11bravovet/majoralwan.html). 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. http://www.geocities.com/11bravovet/majoralwan.html