class notes

1950s

50 Thinning Out

Peter Varda wrote last July with questions about the starting center on our football team in 1946, ’47 and ’48. So I sent him some copies of the photos in the 1947 yearbook. Pete ended his letter saying, “I am enjoying my retirement on a small farm with several great bass lakes around my cabin.” Nice! If anyone wishes to visit Pete, he’s near Brazil IN. One of my best buddies and old bridge playing partners back in the 1940s, Elliott Burrell, passed away Aug. 1. Elliott spent most of his career as a professor at Loyola U of Chicago. We’ll miss him. And one of our best halfbacks of the 1940s, Ernest R. Zalejski, also died on Aug. 5. Ernie scored 17 touchdowns of 50 yards or more while playing for Washington High School here in South Bend in the early 1940s. He scored three times vs. Navy in the 1949 victory, 40-0. Louis Rukavina Jr. left us Sept. 8. Lou, originally from Wisconsin, moved to South Bend after retirement to be closer to his alma mater. And Leo Joseph Murphy, a native of Lewiston NY but a local resident for many years, died Sept. 19. A really devoted Notre Dame man, he had 10 children, and, according to his son, John Andrew, “They all bled Yankee blue and Notre Dame gold.” Peace and prayers for all of you. — Zane Trinkley; 2418 Miami St., South Bend IN 46614; 574-289-8373

51 Irish Invasion

Jane and I traveled to Ireland for the opener with Navy. I was told some 35,000 Americans invaded Dublin for the contest. Almost all were ND fans. I understand Andy McKenna was there, although we did not connect. I must mention the new Aviva Stadium, recently built, almost in downtown Dublin, a magnificent, beautiful place. Notre Dame has a CSC priest, Father Patrick Peyton ’32, in line for Sainthood. He could, someday, become Notre Dame’s most famous and well-known CSC if he is granted this honor. We visited his hometown, Attymass, and spent almost an entire day seeing the wonderful museum in his honor. Last issue, I profiled Bill Cooney of Augusta GA. Even before the magazine was printed and mailed, Bill passed away. I was very disappointed. He was so happy when we put together the story. For all of you who knew him, I’m certain you will agree he was a unique individual. Our president, Larry Gallagher, has completed heavy back surgery. He had a backbone fusion. Larry has been in awful pain for some time. He had the surgery done in Tucson at the same hospital where his daughter practices. All of us wish him well during the rehab period. Former teammate Dick Giedlin passed away on Oct. 2 of a sudden heart attack in Virginia Beach VA. He and Mary Ann had been married 57 years and raised five sons. Two of the boys were graduates of the Naval Academy, along with Martin ’76. Dick had spent 30 years as athletic director at Alfred College, Alfred NY. Following graduation, he signed with the Detroit Tigers and played minor league ball in their system. Our profile person this issue is Bob Wallace, our class vice president. Bob and Anne have been married 60 years. Almost all of his working life was spent in the world of advertising. Following graduation, he joined a small firm in Rochester NY. Soon after, he joined D’Arcy Advertising in Cleveland, where he spent 34 years, then moved to Detroit with D’Arcy, where he worked several different accounts including Cadillac, and the major of majors, Budweiser. He and Anne, upon retirement, moved to South Carolina, where they could play golf all year. Bob’s mother started him playing golf when he was 6 years old. She was an avid golfer. Bob has struggled with Parkinson’s for several years. He still plays a round of golf each week. Bob and Doug Ferrick entered Notre Dame as sophomores transferring from Canisius College, at the same time. I received word from James Gajewski MD ’78, son of classmate Leonard Gajewski JD of Knoxville TN, that his father is battling vascular dementia. James is requesting your prayers for his father. Leonard spent the past 21 years on the federal administrative law bench in Knoxville. John Flanagan, Clearwater FL, retired from Honeywell Corp., called and said he enjoyed the piece on Cooney, and was saddened on hearing of Bill’s passing. John and Helen have been married 60 years. Dick Burke, Skokie IL, retired United Air Lines captain, flew many athletic teams to big games around the country, including Notre Dame’s football teams. His favorite passenger through the years was Moose Krause, our AD at the time. He was everybody’s favorite. Guys, don’t forget our Mass Fund. — Jim Gillis; 3267 Rossmoor Pkwy., No. 4, Walnut Creek CA 94595; 925-932-6454; JimJaneGillis@aol.com

52 Memories

With the death of Denny Delaney of Twin Lake MI on Oct. 24, we lost a long serving vice president. Without the Delaneys, our reunions would not have had hospitality rooms. Joined by Jackie, they did a remarkable job through the years. To her, the four children, and 10 grandchildren, we extend our deepest sympathy. Rev. Msgr. John Squiller noted that he has celebrated more than 500 Masses for our classmates, but added, because of physical ailments, he will not be able to perform this spiritual work in the future. Our deep gratitude is extended to John. Jack Neumayr was one of the co-founders of St. Thomas More Aquinas College in Santa Paula CA. He has been awarded the medallion of the college for his fidelity and dedication to God and his church as well as in advancing the teachings of the church. Jack holds a doctorate from Laval U in Quebec. Dana Fitzpatrick from Ellicottville NY has an unusual family story: his brother, Fr. Bede ’41, has been a Franciscan Friar in Japan for more than 50 years. He did this after serving as a Navy officer in WWII. Harry Buch from Wheeling advised that he is still practicing law full time and had a good reason to miss reunion as he was in the Cleveland Clinic for some heart work. He still makes his jaunt to home games. Joe Bellon, a retired attorney in the entertainment business in New York, resides in Port Washington on Long Island. He has two granddaughters at ND: one is an engineering major and the other is a freshman member of the marching band. Joe also has a son and daughter who are Domers. Joe Straub catches up with Dick Tighe, who remains in high school coaching as a tough, crusty warrior and continues to be a winner, setting records for Iowa. Dr. James Gajewski MD ’78 advised us that his father, Leonard Gajweski ’52JD, after a full and varied career in the profession, retired in Knoxville after 20 years on the federal administrative law bench. I had been thinking about the impact of the Air Force on our class. I know of those with full careers such as Jack Wenning of Hunt TX and Don Mahrt of Arlington TX. Then there was Bill Donnelan of Colorado Springs, who early in his career was flying high altitude recon missions, had an oxygen deficiency on one flight, and was granted a medical retirement. Retired Air Force Gen. Mal Wakin, who has been at the Air Force Academy since its inception, continues as professor emeritus and leads a senior seminar called “Character and Leadership.” He and Lynn continue to reside in the shadow of the Rockies. Alton Adams also was an Air Force pilot. Seeing him at reunion, it was obvious that he never lost his roots in the Virgin Islands. Following the service, he was the director of the Virgin Islands Port Authority, president of the chamber of commerce, and president of the St. Peter and Paul School Board, among other notable volunteer efforts. In passing, he noted to me that because of the proximity at the time, his children attended Georgetown. From a base in Torrance CA, Jack Wagner and Adele rang in their 50th by invoking the bucket list. Over they went to Las Vegas, where they spent their honeymoon, and then to every one of the scenic spots in the surrounding area. It was a magnificent sojourn in the desert. Of course, they did drop in on a half dozen Air Force bases along the way, but what else would a loyal Air Force man do. — Edward F. Foley; 200 Ocean Trail Way, No. 500, Jupiter FL 33477; 56l-741-1675; Kfoley3402@aol.com

53 Chicago Lunch and 60th Reunion

The annual Chicago luncheon was highlighted by the presentation of a handsome engraved book filled with appreciative expressions from scores of our classmates, directed to Tom Reedy. Tom has been the prime mover and sponsor of the annual luncheon for 27 years. Dave O’Leary conceived the idea, authored the mailing, gathered the responses, and assembled the book. Jerry Hammes obtained the book and arranged for the engraving. Dave, in his inimitable fashion, directed the remarks to and about Tom, adding an element of mirth to the occasion. Jim Gibbons procured a fine letter of appreciation addressed to Tom from Father Hesburgh, which was nicely framed and also presented to Tom. A traditional aspect of the lunch was the reading of the names of the deceased members since the last luncheon. Deacon Mike McNulty led the prayers, which were enclosed in his very tasteful handout, which, of course, also included a listing of our beloved deceased. This reading was followed by former Glee Club members leading the group in Notre Dame Our Mother. What may have been lacking in record-setting numbers was more than compensated by the warmth and good spirits of this commemorative celebration luncheon. The program included a brief outline of the events already planned for our 60th Reunion, which includes Mass at the Basilica and our Mass of Necrology and brunch to follow at Moreau Seminary. More events are being planned in conjunction with the Alumni Association and special class programs. Mark the dates: May 30 through June 2. Make your hotel reservations now if you don’t plan on staying on campus. Also, forms soliciting information for the class column, broadcasts, and an indication of probable reunion attendance were distributed. At this writing, only Don Ross and Gerry Boehling have responded. Please respond. During the luncheon, I introduced my daughter Maureen Tatosian, who attended as a guest. Her presence was my form of heartfelt thanks to so many who prayed for Maureen as she underwent surgery, chemo, and radiation for breast cancer. Your response to her needs was an inexpressible experience for me. Maureen ran/walked in the Milwaukee Marathon two days following the lunch. She finished. Thank you again and again. There are others in our class who are currently in need of our prayers, who wish that their needs remain without publicity, though very real. Please remember your classmates, spouses, and children, living and dead, in your daily prayers. Maureen can attest that prayer works. This winter, it is hoped we have class luncheons on both coasts and more than one each. Stay tuned to the infrequent email broadcasts announcing these festive occasions. In previous years, the gatherings provided opportunities to see old friends and make new ones. Our ranks have been thinned. Notifications of the deaths of three of our members since the last column include Jack “Bear” Sulik of Corpus Christi, Parker Thomas Feldpausch of Battle Creek, and Fred Dahl of Tucson. May their souls rest in peace. — Jerry Mulvihill; 60413 Sumption Trail, South Bend IN 46614; res 574-287-3460; Domerhill@aol.com

53JD Class Secretary — Robert Berry; 402-333-3522; yokeemup@aol.com

54 Successors

Your class officers want to add successors to our organization chart. If all goes as planned, the class organization chart is already posted on our website. What we need now is for you to step up and join a group of classmates willing to serve in the future. Go to our internet website at http://1954.undclass.org or to any class officer. Our class has three events every year. The first is our annual Class Mass, held wherever you attend Mass on the 54th day of the year. This is perhaps our most important event. Gene Henry is chairman and will be looking for a successor. Following that is our reunion on campus in early June. Our last event is a game day minireunion held during the Senior Alumni Game weekend. Class block seating is included therein. George Koch was chairman this year. In his thorough report, he concluded that class tables in the Joyce Center were an aid to reunion and should be continued. Among classmates who signed in were Bob Hermes, Pete Higgins, Tom Short, Tony LaPasso, Herm Krieghauser, Andy Corrao, Dick Pilger, and Jack Mooney. Dick Ehr called via cell phone. He was driving home from the Oklahoma game wanting to share that wonderful feeling of being in the stadium for a big victory. Back to business, I need to thank webmaster Hugh Haggerty for all he has done. Years ago, he offered to provide some space on the internet for a class website. I did not even have a computer at that time but accepted his offer. Lucky for us, Hugh agreed to be our webmaster. Hugh remains our webmaster but has passed control of our email system to Max Plante. We are being served by Notre Dame and some problems exist. Verifying the accuracy of 420 email addresses has reduced that number to around 210. If you have not received class email recently, your email address might not be correct. If in doubt, check with Max at max.plante@att.net. Ralph Bonanata spent 35 years with an international public accounting firm. He retired in 1989. Peggy and Ralph have four daughters and five grandchildren. They split time between Michigan and Florida and enjoy golf, but like most of us notice that the courses are getting longer even from the front tees. Joe Cosgrove and family, including 15 grandkids, celebrated his 80th birthday with a week at Lake Geneva WI. Catherine and Ted Schafer have been married for 54 years and have four children and 11 grandchildren. In addition to a career in family medicine, Doctor Ted served 33 years in the Navy Reserve. Dick Anton spent two years in the Army after graduation from ND and then earned a law degree from the U of Pittsburgh Law School. Since then, he has been practicing law as a sole practitioner. He has also been a member of the Notre Dame Law School Advisory Council for more than 20 years. The Anton Family Law Library Technology Endowment helps to assure that future legal scholars will benefit from having access to the best equipment and online resources. Prior to this, Bonnie and Dick established an endowed collection in business ethics. — Milt Beaudine; 14 Bowsprit Lane, Salem SC 29676; 864-944-1326; mmbeau@att.net

54JD Class Secretary — Carl Eiberger; 14330 Fairview Lane, Golden CO 80401; carleibergr@ comcast.net@ comcast.net

55 Warm the Children

Mack Stewart’s “Warm the Children” program has grown to provide almost 15,000 children nationally with new winter clothes and footwear. Leo Callaghan’s Project Haiti continues to gain momentum. Hurricane Sandy beat up Bill Richardson’s beach house while John Slavick, Bob Phillips, and Don Cavett had problems too. Pat Kearns made a pilgrimage to Fatima and Lourdes. Frank Tonini made trips to the Greek Islands and Jordan. Pat and George Marr celebrated their 55th with a visit to Prague and a river cruise. Irishman Walt Flaherty toured the Emerald Island for the first time when he attended the Navy game. Jack McMahon sent a picture from the Guinness Storehouse tower. Fishing in Idaho and Yellowstone was terrific this year, according to Paul Cardinal. Jac Fitz-enz published his 13th book in November. Emmet Root will be in Scottsdale this winter and hopes to see ND in the Fiesta Bowl. Larry Brehl moved into a senior facility after Dot’s death. Mike Kelly, Emmet Cassidy, Tim Devereux, John Hester, Jack Flynn, Tom Armstrong, Jack Pinter, Ron Auer, Jerry Prassas, Ron Davis, Gerry Hillsman, Steve Rebora, and I attended the Chicago ’55 luncheon. Tom Magill, Bill Kreps, John Dwyer, and Marty Gleason represented ’55 at the Alumni Senate. Magill also organized a joint watch party in Palm Beach before the Navy game that attracted 140. I really enjoyed seeing Con McCarty, John Lochtefeld, and Hal AmRhein during a recent New England trip. We had great fun here when Bill Tice, Dick Beeman, and Frank Maier’s widow, Ginny, stopped by. Skip Reiner was a special guest at the 130th anniversary of the U.S-Korean relationship. Emmet Root played golf seven times in eight days with his son and grandson in Ireland before the Navy game. Dick Callahan is settling in near Toronto after the long drive east from Vancouver. Another transplant is Walt Langford, who has moved back to California from Florida. Larry Brehl, after the loss of his wife, has moved into a senior facility, while Jim Hesburgh is living in Holy Cross Village across from ND. Dick Huether has mentored nearly 2,300 business students at ND in the past 23 years. Bob Moore got a kick out of watching the men’s soccer team win after the Purdue minireunion. Chuck Doherty reports that his former debate partner, Kamal Hossain, is a politician, statesman, and lawyer in Bangladesh. He is credited with being one of the principal authors of the country’s constitution. Forst Brown writes that his daughter is doing well after treatment for breast cancer. Larry Harrison has worked in the soup kitchen in Idaho Falls for 17 years and also has been sacristan for two churches for nine years. Lee Crean and Frank Schmidt both weathered the August Louisiana storm. Larry Buckley drove to Branson MO to attend a reunion of his first ship, the USS Holder. Mark Healy still is working five days a week, but spends a lot of time traveling to see his 16 grandkids. Peter Abt also continues to work a full week in his Canadian energy business. Rod Cyrier just retired, but keeps busy with Right to Life and St. Vincent de Paul. Dick Connelly is still shooting in the 70’s, for 14 holes. Cy Lindemann recently was cited by the Wisconsin State Council of the Knights of Columbus for 60 years of faithful service. After his knee replacement, Jim Bergquist set sail on an Alaskan cruise. Let’s continue to pray for all those ’55ers and their families who were devastated by Sandy. Memorial Masses have been offered for Fred Nader, Bob Pozzi, Hal Thielen, Jim Yonke, Dick Van Auken, Tom Pozzi, Gerry Sheahan, Frank Burge, Jim Norton, Arnold Stokes, and Bob Meyer, all who have died recently. — Paul Fullmer; 87 Heatherdowns Lane, Galena IL 61036; 815-777-2008; psfullmer@gmail.com

55JD Class Secretary — John Coyne; john.coyne@abm.com

56 Endowed Scholarships Awarded

Larry Kennedy, chairman of the ND ’56 Endowed Scholarship Fund, announced the honorees for the three 2012-13 scholarship awards presented at the September minireunion. The Notre Dame Student Financial Aid Dept. selected the students based on student need. The development folks have informed Kennedy that our fund has generated $53,100 for 2012. Your class officers and past honorees voted on this year’s classmates to be honored. The scholarship “matchups” are: honoree John “Jack” Kegaly and student Daniel K. Anderson ’13; honoree Leo Linbeck and student Brittany D. Weems ’13; honoree Robert Welsh and student Elise A. O’Malley ’13. Biographies of honorees and students are detailed on the class website, www.nd56.org. Invested market value of the ’56 scholarship fund as of June 30 was $1,055,244. Book value of total gifts since inception June 1, 2000, to Sept. 17, 2012, is $831,892. Please mark your gift to ND for ND ’56 Scholarship Fund. Treasurer Ed Cosgrove (825 Delaware Ave. Buffalo NY 14202) thanks you for your contributions to the Class Fund, and enjoys hearing about you and yours. Recent funding came from Tom Powers, Leo O’Donnell, Dick Clark, Bob Welsh, and Joe Spiegel. Dottie and Ed Cosgrove enjoyed the Stanford weekend with six other kin, and Gretchen and Gene O’Connor. They saw Mary Pat and Joe Kalbas Friday night at Macri’s and visited with Bill Brennan from Midland MI at the Inn at Saint Mary’s; and were impressed with the homily of Bishop Jenky, CSC, at Sacred Heart Basilica on Sunday. John Schumacher flew to South Carolina to see grandkids in October and traveled Amtrak back to Arizona with a stop with friends in southern Indiana. He continues invaluable work with Reading for the Blind, and invites viewing at readingfortheblind.org. Pete Fieweger (petefieweg@yahoo.com) wrote that he retired from the practice of law at the end of 2011 after 50 years in the Quad Cities. He and Shirley enjoy four children and 13 delightful grandchildren (Four are in college, and two are Marquette grads). With a home in Ireland, John Kelly noted a statue of Christopher Columbus at the Galway City riverfront in front of Jury’s Hotel. He reported details of its background, detailing the apocryphal Columbus story that the first European to come ashore in the New World was an Irish dog, Mike. Drop me a note, and I’ll share the entire tale. Dick VanMele emailed, “… in my 15th year being retired in Sebastian FL; …walking in my home without aid of cane, walker, or wheelchair; Debbie is in good health.” Bob McKenty, our longtime class poet laureate, urged his muse to share with us, contributing a verse for every Sunday e-newsletter. He adds, “Mercifully, the baseball season is over, early for the Cubs and Mets; for Red Sox fans, it’s the end of the world.” His verse, I’m Purple, was an election time work of genius. John Linehan has a big black dog that really impresses one of our truly good guys, John Kennedy of Warminster PA. They helped us find Bill Squires at 8 Temple St., Melrose MA 02176. Bill remains active as a running guru (and is in nine Halls of Fame) at Dartmouth, Holy Cross, and Boston U. Since the last issue, reports of deaths include Richard L. Van Auken on Sept. 9 in Fairlawn OH; he is survived by wife Susan, six children, and six grandchildren. Teacher and coach James V. Connelly died Aug. 29 in Villa Park IL; he is survived by his wife, Sue, and 15 children. Christopher J. Crowley of Tampa
FL died in Torrington CT Oct. 20; he is survived by five children and five grandchildren. Obituaries are on the obituary link of www.nd56.org. A Mass was celebrated for each man by Holy Cross priests on campus from ND ’56. Enjoy each other and plan to be part of the minireunion game this fall. Details will be shared by Mark Burns, chair of the event. — John Manion; 78402 Silver Sage Drive, Palm Desert CA 92211-1348; 760-772-6056
56JD Class Secretary — Lauren Sharkey ’08; cell 703-927-2089; lksharkey@gmail.com

57 Loss of Two Icons

In the last quarter, our class lost two iconic members, among others. Class vice-president, member of the Alumni Board of Directors, and my college roommate Thomas O’Brien Doyle passed away suddenly from a heart attack in August. His wife, Pat, and four children survived him. His son, Peter ’84, wrote that Rev. Paul Doyle, CSC, ’65 (current rector of Dillon Hall) celebrated the funeral liturgy. An estimated 450-500 were in attendance, including Richard “Dixie” Lewis, Joe Neuhoff, John McMeel, and Tom Haley. In October, our class treasurer, Thomas Brennan, passed away after his yearlong battle with cancer. Tom was survived by his wife, Becky, and three children. Classmate Rev. John Smyth celebrated the funeral Mass for Tom. Grace and Jim Milota attended, along with Mary Beth O’Brien (Frank’s widow), George D’Amore, Paul Tritschler, Mary Lou Beggan (husband John is in a nursing home), Pat Conway, Jim Eggers, Paul Byron, Paul Heer, Bob Eckland, Bill Watson, John Woulfe, Bob Salvino, George Groble, Jack Reinhold, Bill Newbold, and Don Leone. Also passing away in August was Frank T. McCue Jr. after a long illness. He was a retired attorney who practiced law for over 40 years and is survived by his wife, Joan, and five children. Retired Navy Cmdr. Joe Blazina passed away on Oct. 28. His wife, Caroline, survives Joe. He will be buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. Also dying in October was Raymond “Joe” Fisher. Joe retired from Ford Motor Co. after 38 years of service and became a hospice volunteer. His wife, Mary Lou ,and three children survive him. Our condolences to Gene Muhlherr on the death of his wife, Josie. Gene and Josie were married at the Basilica at Notre Dame. She died just two months shy of their 55th wedding anniversary. Also, our condolences to Sharon and Pat Logan, whose son-in-law Chris Hussey ’84 died suddenly while jogging. Remember in your prayers Thomas McMurtry, who had a stroke in January 2012 but who still has, according to his son, Chris, that Fighting Irish spirit. Peter M. Raffetto is recovering from bypass surgery and is doing very well, according to the doctors at Duke U Hospital. Gerry Thees fell and ruptured quad tendons in both legs, requiring major surgery, 14 months of therapy, and now must use a cane on uneven surfaces and is quite limited but “still having fun.” Harry McKee wrote, “It was a real pleasure to attend Sunday morning Mass at our 55th celebrated by my Alumni Hall roommate Rev. John Henrick. We had a great time together the night before he left for the seminary but the details will remain confidential.” Charlie Stevenson missed the 55th due to rotator cuff surgery. John Bolger was recently named chairman of the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission. He attended the Navy game in Dublin with his two daughters, who are ND grads, and his four grandchildren. Thomas J. Daley wrote he could not come to the minireunion “but include me in the class column.” Donald Dean Adrian wrote that he and his wife, Joan, are in good health and completed 51 years of marriage. Donald completed 26 years of being a professor of civil and environmental engineering at LSU. — John A. Slevin; 456 Fulton St., Suite 425, Peoria IL 61602; 309-676-8986; fax 309-676-4130; jaslevin@sbcglobal.net

57JD Class Secretary — Thomas S. Calder; 513-271-0560; thomas.calder@dinslaw.com

58 Reunion Momentum

We begin with the following update from our reunion chairman, Pat Doherty: “Momentum continues to build for an outstanding turnout for our 55th anniversary reunion. Currently, 180 classmates indicate they will attend; and another 154 are in the maybe column. Our network of 50 callers is striving to contact all classmates, urging them to be with us May 30-June 2, 2013. Reunion will feature special 1958 events, including Class dinners, Class Memorial Mass, hospitality room or tent, and a hub residence hall to serve as gathering center. Eddie Thomas, our great jazz pianist, is coordinating music for the Memorial Mass and other entertainment venues. Glee Clubbers and other singers wishing to participate may contact Eddie at rebeccacorp@bellsouth.net. The Alumni Association will reserve a block of rooms at a nearby inn for us. Travel on campus will be by constantly available shuttles. Joe Bride, Dave Immonen, and Butch Hayes will be developing a booklet of funny or newsy stories from any who wish to offer them, either from ND days or later. Important note: this is not a fund-raising reunion; it is a for-fun reunion.” Here is another message from Pat Doherty: “By popular demand, the sixth annual spring luncheon has been slated for Tuesday, March 5 at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon Golf Resort in North Naples FL. Thirty-four classmates attended last March, finding it great fun. If you live or winter in Florida, or are within driving distance, make a point of attending. This event is strictly for guys and only for 1958ers. Bill Rees will track attendance. There are two ways to respond: phone Bill at 239-417-2178 or email Bill Geary at bgeary2013@gmail.com. The Naples luncheon committee includes both Bills, John Higgins, Pat Doherty, Jerry Dahle, and Jim Indiveri.” A.G. Mason died of a heart attack on Dec. 29, 2011, at his home in Scottsdale, survived by his wife, Margena, and three sons. Stanley A. Lorens Jr. PhD died on Jan. 16, 2012, survived by his wife, Jai Alice Lorens, in Mount Pleasant SC. Philip F. Vogel died Jan. 31, 2012, survived by his wife, Ada, and five children. Phil lived in Mequon WI. Richard S. Thomas of La Jolla CA died Feb. 22, 2012. Survivors include his wife and three children. Edward J. Bennington died April 6, 2008, survived by his wife, Marian, in Hubbard OH. Thomas H. Daugherty died May 21, survived by his wife, Virginia, in South Bend. Maurice J. Healy died May 21, 2011, in Wilmington MA, survived by his wife, Mary, and two children. Bernard E. Nierle died May 11, in Columbia MD, survived by a son, Douglas. Edward M. O’Toole died July 6 in Chicago, survived by his wife, Barbara, and two children. Philip J. Prosser died July 12 in Louisville, survived by a daughter, Margaret. James W. Artz died Aug. 18. Richard T. Flaute died Aug. 25, in Dayton, survived by his wife, Elaine, and three children. James R. Marston died July 30, in Williams Bay WI, survived by his wife, Betty, and five children. James A. Murray MD died July 21in Tulsa, survived by his wife, Susan. William N. Sheehan died July 30, 2012, in Madison CT, survived by a son and a daughter. May the Lord bless them with eternal joy and peace and comfort their loved ones. — Arthur L. Roule Jr.; 3725 W. Waverly Road, La Porte IN 46350; alroule@yahoo.com

58JD Class Secretary — John F. Murray; 2036 Cheltenham Ct., Woodbridge VA 22192; 703-494-2482; jonnel66@comcast.net

59 Memories

History was repeated when the Fighting Irish went down to Norman OK on Oct. 27 and beat a heavily-favored Sooner team 30-13. Leading up to the game, many in the class shared memories via emails and phone calls about a similar game on Nov. 16, 1957. Most recalled where they were during and after the game: hall lounges, Joers, Sweeneys, Corbys, Hotel Hoffman Bar, student center, Saint Mary’s, with future wives, and at the “circle” to meet the team. It also reminded us that three of the key players on the winning touchdown are no longer with us: Nick Pietrosante, Bob Williams (who also made a game-sealing interception) and Dick Lynch ’58. I am also sad to report another key player in the game, Jim Colosimo, died on Oct. 1 in Harrison Township MI. May all those fine players on that team who have passed away rest in peace. Our thanks to Jack Dolan of Wallingford CT for reminding us these fullbacks were MVPs in All-Star games: Nick Pietrosante (East/West Shrine Game), Ron Toth (Blue-Gray Game), and Norman Odyniec (Senior Bowl). Speaking of Dr. Odyniec, he is still in DC and doing work for the American College of Surgeons on cancer. Over the years, we have reported on many in the class who have written books, articles, columns, etc. Patrick Dunne has been an outstanding contributor to Notre Dame Magazine. His recent memoir on classmate John Bellairs, a prolific creator of children’s books and a member of our “College Bowl” team, was in the Autumn 2012 issue. This was his fourth essay in the magazine, following “The Brothers Dunne” in Winter 2011; “Into the Deep” in Spring 2011 (selected as “notable” in the 2012 Best American Essays recently published) and “What Fools These Mortals Be” in Autumn 2011. After a career teaching literature and writing, Patrick entered law school at age 53 and practiced immigration law in Houston until retiring in 1999. Dr. Jack Fox and his wife, Janet, were recently saluted at a groundbreaking for their vision eight years ago to inaugurate an annual fundraising project to develop and build the first in-patient hospice center in Loudon County VA. Denny Nead and “Uncle Paul” Niklas recently attended Mass at St. Xavier Church in downtown Cincinnati. Following Mass, they told the Jesuit pastor, “Father, you need new pews,” and, “We’ll get them for you.” The two Saint “X” grads contacted every graduate they knew until they got enough funds. Tofie Owen retired from industry two years ago in northern Virginia and is a volunteer on the National Guard Youth Foundation board, which helps high school dropouts get an education. They have graduated over 110,000 students in 30 states. Al Haverkamp just retired after 44 years of OB-GYN practice in Denver. He was also a professor at the U of Colorado and started and headed the Department of Perinatology Medicine and Genetics at Kaiser Permanente in Colorado. I am sorry to report the deaths of Barclay Ewart on Feb. 1, 2012, in Kingston, Jamaica, Bill Steinbrunner on Oct. 11 in Anderson IN, and John Buchalo on Nov. 16, 2001, in Elmhurst IL. — Jim Keegan; 1401 Clinton St., Wilmington DE 19806; 302-429-0545; keeganjm@dca.net

59JD Class Secretary — William J. Harte; wharte@williamharteld.com