class notes

1980s

80 Social Media

Please send news. You may also want to get on Facebook and join our class group at ND 80. George Lawrence has joined Bose McKinney & Evans, where he will be of counsel. Wendy Fencl is on her way to earning a PhD in human capital management from Bellevue U in Omaha. The program uses multiple learning delivery channels, including videoconferencing, online coursework, and twice yearly residencies. She expects to be done with classroom in the summer of 2014, and then have up to five years to complete her research and dissertation. Ted Brauch has moved to Greensburg IN and is director, enterprise risk management for MainSource Bank. Jose Valdivia reminds us that Mary Jo Basara Higgins’ granddaughter has another ND ’80 grandparent. Steve Keppel is a proud grandfather. Sabre President and CEO Phil Jaurigue was honored with a Congressional award by Maryland Congressman Roscoe Bartlett at the 11th Annual Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow Procurement (SMART PROC) Conference in Frederick MD. Congressman Bartlett recognized Phil for his continued support of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education and workforce development. Phil also joined the foundation board for the Free Library of Philadelphia. Phil will help advance the mission of the Free Library as it continues to evolve in an increasingly digital world, while maintaining its physical facilities that have been a part of its rich history. Steve Grise sent the sad news that Paul Rademacher passed away in North Carolina, where he lived. His funeral was in Niles IL and a number of classmates attended the funeral. Steve asked for prayers for Paul’s family, especially his younger brother. — Mary Ellen Woods; mew.1980@alumni.nd.edu; www.notredame80@groups.facebook.com

80JD Sad Report

Words of sympathy are not enough to express our sadness at the sudden death of Brian Baker, our classmate and friend. Brian died in an accident in his home during the holidays. He and Linda were expecting their first grandchild soon and Brian was moving onto other professional ventures. In a testament to Brian and his family, the line at Brian’s wake was two-and-a-half hours long and out the door. God rest you, Brian, and God rest our other classmates who have gone before us. If you would like to send a note to Linda, you can find the address on myNotreDame or shoot me an email and I’ll get it for you. We’ll resume our regular news in the next issue. Love to all. — Sheila O’Brien; sobrien368@aol.com

81 Class Secretary

Lee Ann McLaughlin; 849 Douglas Ave., Elgin IL 60120; 847-636-1964; LeeAnnMcLaughlin@alumni.ND.edu

81MBA Tailgating

A number of our classmates made their way to South Florida for the BSC game, including Gary Eggleston and his wife, who decided to watch the game somewhere other than their favorite Irish bar in Little Harbour, Anguilla, British West Indies, where Gary runs the Cuisinart Resort. Tim and Susan (Barbacane) Leopold traveled from Kingwood TX after earlier traveling to Norman OK for that game. Fellow Texan Rick Duszynski and his wife came from Woodlands. Dave Marchiori saw the game with his son, brother, and niece, who is a junior at ND. Dave is still with Walsh Construction and lives in the Chicago suburbs. Lori and Ron Veith are in Charlotte, where Ron is a partner in a business development consulting company. Ron is very fortunate that Lori prefers he be away on weekends, so he and daughter Sarah (ND sophomore) together attended the BCS and Oklahoma games. Jay Milendar lives in Foxboro MA, and planned to attend with son Parker ’11. Jay lives just minutes from Foxboro Stadium and is a massive Patriots fan. Daughter Schuyler is in her second year at Harvard and Parker was accepted at William & Mary for law school. Jay is director of national accounts for North American Industries, doing material handling for large production facilities. Wife Janice is a stay-at-home mom. Stacy and “Dr. Joe” Sopcich would never have missed the game but had a long-planned trip from Overland Park KS to Puerto Varas in Southern Chile in the works. The Sopcich family hosted an exchange student from that area few years ago. Eli graduated from St. Louis U and Kate is a freshman at KU. I heard from Steve and Carol (Gephart) Dworkin over the holidays. Steve and Carol celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2012 with an Alaskan cruise. Daughter Kelsey is a senior at the U of Dayton, getting a BS in nutrition/dietetics and has been in an internship Miami Valley Hospital, where she will work after graduation. Becca is in the middle of her nursing clinicals at University Hospital and is a nursing student at the U of Cincinnati. Phil is a senior in high school and has been accepted at Cincinnati, where he intends to pursue a degree in criminal justice. Aaron is an elementary school basketball and tennis player. I heard from another long-lost classmate, Jim Kermott, who’s in Moscow ID. Jan and Mike Langnecker are still in the Pittsburgh area and were out for the Pitt game. Mike is with Bank of New York Mellon. Cindy and Bill Lloyd are in Glen Mills PA and missed our BYU tailgate gathering to be in Knoxville for the for UT-Alabama game. Son Steve is in first year MBA Program at UT. Bill is the VP global procurement North America for Campbell Soup Company near Philadelphia and still has only managed to get back to the Bend once in the last decade-plus. Paul and Joyce (Lovado) Soucy are still in Farmington CT, where for the past six years Joyce has done work for a boutique CPA firm doing tax compliance. She specializes in estates, trusts, gift returns and tax exempts. Paul is the global CFO for Carling Technologies, daughter Maura graduated from Brown in 2010 with a double major in biology and economics, spent a year in Antigua, Guatemala, doing volunteer work at a malnutrition center, and had a stint running a rural medical clinic. She’s at Boston U for a master’s in public health for global health. Beth is on her last semester at Brown in the dual degree program where she will receive a BA in environmental studies from Brown and a degree in industrial design from Rhode Island School of Design. The Soucys spend most of the summer at their beach house in Rhode Island. Carol (Franke) and Park Owens are in North Barrington IL, where Park has been growing his startup Juvo Products, providing a full line of products targeting seniors. Daughter Sarah graduated last year from MSU and is a musician living in LA and performing with her band that was formed during her time in East Lansing. Son Chris is a sophomore at Bradley U. Barb and I are still in Barrington IL but will be moving to Somers CT in the spring. Abby and her cats will of course come along, but Ted will remain in the Midwest. He’s a youth counselor but will be heading to law school in the fall, hopefully at ND where he was early-decision wait-listed. Colin is performing and touring with his band (www.benripani.com) and recently did percussionist duties for some concerts with one of the finalists on the TV show, “The Voice.” My book, Tread Softly: Bullying and the Death of Phoebe Prince, was released on eBook in the fall. I have been doing press and TV interviews for the past few weeks. — E.J. Fleming; 4836 Tarrington Drive, Barrington IL, 60010, 847.934.7423, flemingiv@aol.com

81JD Championship Game

The following members of our class attended the National Championship game: Donna and Jim Blaze (and daughter Laurie, who works for DiscoverCard and got him 50-yard-line seats), Loren Liechty (who was palling around with Texas governor Rick Cobb, with whom he practiced law in the early 1980s), Bob Allen, Nancy and Mark Gargula, Ellen McLaughlin and Bob Cimala, Tim Kapshandy, Brian McDonough, Mike Shiparski, and Vince Barbera. Jack Sawyer announced the birth of his first grandchild, John Chandler Sawyer, who was born on Dec. 12, 2012. Ellen McLaughlin and Bob Cimala have a new email address: 2domerz gmail.com. *Jack Nugent* reports that he is happily retired from the Navy, where he was a captain. *John Fitzpatrick* says that he still loves trying cases and plans to cut back from 2,700 hours and six verdicts per year to maybe 1,800 to 2,000 hours and two or three verdicts when he hits 65, four years from now. *Bob Allen*’s son, Robert Ryan Allen, was baptized July 25, 2012, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Key Biscayne. The baptism was performed by the *Rev. Dexter Sutton Brewer ’82 JD*, who is the pastor of Christ the King Catholic Church in Nashville. — *Michael Palumbo*; 2359 E. Brown Street, Phoenix AZ 85028; res 602-482-0905; bus 602-262-5931; mpalumbojsslaw.com

82 Honors and Retirements

Jeff “Herb” Ogden has joined The Pedowitz Group to manage General Electric around the world. Jeff lives on Long Island NY with his wife, Kathy. This year, they will celebrate 25 years of marriage. Jeff is also the creator and host of Marketing Made Simple TV. John M. Green DDS, JD, founder of Green Law Offices, LLC was honored with a 2012 Trial Lawyer Excellence Award for outstanding defense verdict in a dental malpractice case by the Jury Verdict Reporter, a division of the Law Bulletin Publishing Co. The prestigious award was presented at the Law Bulletin’s annual award ceremony last fall. As one of the few practicing defense attorneys in the US who is also a practicing dentist, John is a noted expert in dental malpractice defense litigation. He also is a contributing writer for the Chicago Dental Society Review Magazine and is a sought-after speaker on dental malpractice defense. According to the Law Bulletin, hundreds of cases that go to trial are reviewed each year by the Jury Verdict Reporter, with only nine cases recognized for outstanding achievement. John and wife Mary and their four children live in the Chicago area. Their eldest son, John Michael, is a freshman at our alma mater. Navy Capt. Francis X. Tisak recently retired after a 30-year career that included multiple deployments to the Middle East, Iraq, and Afghanistan. His last assignment prior to retirement was chief of staff for acquisition at the Defense Logistics Agency Headquarters in Fort Belvoir VA. Navy Capt. E. Scott Howard retired after 30 years of active duty in July 2012. Scott transitioned to the federal government as a civilian and works as a special assistant to the Secretary of the Navy in the Pentagon. Scott has been married to Brenda for 30 years. The couple lives in the Washington DC area and has a daughter, Adrienne, 27, a former Boston Celtics dancer, Radio City Rockette, and now a Broadway artist. Francis and Scott, on behalf of the Class of 1982, I would like to thank you for your commitment and service to our country. On a sad note, Ronald A. Lacey Jr. passed away on Dec. 11, 2011. He is survived by his wife Colleen. Our sympathies are with his family. — Dave and Tess Lewis; 30 Battle Ridge Road, Morris Plains NJ 07950; cell 973-219-4050; bloomie711@gmail.com or dave@lewislegal.com

82MBA Class Secretary

Renee S. Cooper; 630-850-9707; reneemsr@aol.com

82JD Big Turnout for Big Game

Our class was well represented at the BCS National Championship game. Cele (Glacy) and Bruce Baty, Jean Gorman, Liz (Medina) and Greg Imhoff, Greg Moore, Tim Nickels, Denise (Fontana) and Rich Ricci, John Smith, and Mark Tallmadge made the trek to enjoy the South Florida sunshine. Tim Nickels hosted a very large tailgate party before the game. For Greg Moore and me, it was our 33rd bowl game together, going back to our second year in law school. Tim Abeska, Tim Nickels, and John Smith taught a trial ad class at the Law School in November, and taught at the intensive trial ad program in January. Tim Nickels and John represented co-defendants in a medical malpractice trial in Chicago in October, and won defense verdicts for their clients. Tim had some more good news in December when his daughter Grace was admitted to ND’s Class of 2017, thus making Domers of all four of Tim’s children. I received a note from Bob Clemens telling me that he has retired from the practice of law. Carol and Bob will spend most of their time at their new home in Hilton Head SC; however, Bob says that he will periodically return to South Bend to teach some trial ad classes at the Law School. A book has been written about the life of Dean Emeritus Rev. Dave Link. The book, Camerado, I Give You My Hand, by Maura Poston Zagrans, will be published by Random House and is scheduled to be released in late August. Condolences to Kathy Brickley, whose father passed away in December. — Frank Julian; 7 W. Seventh St., Cincinnati OH 45202; 513-579-7337; frank.julian@macys.com

83 Sad and Happy News

Please keep Brian McHugh, Joe Korpics, and their families in your prayers. Brian passed away in November in a car accident and Joe passed away in December after a battle with pancreatic cancer. On a much happier note, Hannah Storm was able to host the Rose Parade just a few short weeks after being injured in a gas grill accident at her home. It is great to see that she has progressed so far with her recovery and we all wish her well with the remainder of her recovery. Greg Hartmann is corporate counsel with Prudential Financial in New Jersey. He has been living on the East Coast since 1985 when he came to New York to attend Columbia Law School. Greg lives in Hoboken with wife Karim and twin daughters, Anna and Rachel. Eileen (O’Reilly) and Tom Gerspach have hosted several home football tailgates this year and one in Ireland. It helps them keep in touch with children Ryan and Megan, now at ND. Ellen (Hatch) Kueny is an attorney in Philadelphia. Beth (Sullivan) Walsh is a pediatrician in Arlington Heights, outside of Chicago and the mom of five. Mary (O’Connor) Howard is a doctor in Seattle with her husband and three children. Carrie (Luepke) Hermeling is a partner of Husch Blackwell and got to experience freshman orientation again as she sent her daughter, Kate, off to Notre Dame this fall. Lori Rosenthal is the proud mom of two fabulous girls and works at Cummings Motors in Columbus IN. June (Giroux) Rzepcaynski lives in Concord MA, with her husband and two children. Marybeth (Bolt) Hackbarth proudly watched (on TV) her daughter Catherine sing in the Notre Dame folk choir at the Navy game. Bridget (Nickodemus) McKewan is an engineer and lives in Eden Prairie MD with her husband and two children. Patty (Nulty) and Bert Blaha live in Scottsdale AZ with their three children and celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary this year. Sue (Tremblay) Anderson, mom of beautiful daughter Mica, is a partner in a consulting firm and lives in Seattle. Patty (Kennedy) Brady is director of project management at a Washington DC real estate developer and mom to two Maryland state high school volleyball champions. Laura (Hirschfeld) Hollis has joined the faculty of the University as an associate teaching professor. Laura received her undergraduate and law degrees from Notre Dame and has held professorial positions at the universities of Illinois and Detroit and Michigan State Law School. Laura serves on the board of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. She and husband Jess are the parents of two children, Alistair and Celeste. Brian Murray has reported that Matt Stolwyk’s bachelor party was held in St. Louis. Attendees included Brian, Dan Holmes, Mark Leutkehans, Andy Klamon, and Mike Sullivan. TJ Conley wasn’t able to make it from Minnesota. Matt’s wedding was held in December in Manila. Stephen Fox reports that he, Tom Melsheimer, John Eichenlaub, and Rolly Power got together for dinner in Miami before the Alabama game. Roland Tang is now the director, New England client services, at Shawmut Design and Construction. He oversees Shawmut’s project proposal process, represents the firm at industry events and focuses on enhancing client relationships. He has worked for more than 25 years in the design and construction industry. — Louis (Chip) Denkovic; 520 W. 43 St., Apt. 32G, New York NY 10036; res 212-564-4264; cell 917-399-8784; bus 212-762-6674; ldenkovic@gmail.com

83MBA Class Secretary

John Hilbrich; 630-677-2725; hilbrich@hotmail.com

83JD Law Class Reunion

Plan now for our 30th Reunion this spring. We’d love to have as many of you back on campus for the reunion, May 30 to June 2, as we possibly can. Mark Goodman was quoted extensively in a South Bend Tribune article titled, “Keeping their chins up,” about the Notre Dame football season. He and Susan Cisle Goodman have a senior and a sophomore daughter at ND. He also summed up quite nicely why you should all come back for our class reunion. He said, “…it’s the same reason we go to South Bend, in order to be friends and family.” I hope to see you at reunion. — Ann E. Merchlewitz; Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, 700 Terrace Heights No. 30, Winona MN 55987; res 507-454-4774; bus 507-457-1587; amerchle@smumn.edu

84 Here’s to a Good Year

Michael Taylor is a strategic brand consultant at SkillSource Business Builders. Father Dave Guffy is the director of film, television, and video for Family Theater Productions, an organization connected with Holy Cross Family Ministries. Robert Slota Jr. is an attorney at Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin in Pennsylvania, and was selected by Suburban Life Magazine as an “Awesome Attorney” for 2012 in the area of medical malpractice law in the magazine’s December issue. Hundreds of readers and attorney peers cast their votes for the Philadelphia area’s top attorneys through the magazine’s web site. If you haven’t joined the Class of ’84 page on Facebook yet, do it today. You will see great pictures and postings by classmates. I love Jamie Kimmel’s post of our Junior Parents’ Weekend program. — Martha Avery; mayoravery@aol.com

84MBA Class Secretary

Tom Phillips; bus 407-629-4420; fax 407-629-4480; cell 407-580-8757; taprealtor@earthlink.net

84JD Gathering in Florida

South Florida was the scene for a splendid minireunion, even as the ND football team struggled against Alabama in the BCS Championship Game. Michelle and Ed Ristaino hosted a gathering the day before the game at their home in Ft. Lauderdale. Ed is with Akerman, Senterfitt, chairing the firm’s sports law practice, including representation of the Miami Dolphins. Attending the gathering and the game were Karen (Kiley) ’82, ’85JD and Steve Toohill, with daughter Katherine ’12, Connor, a junior at ND, and Casey, a sophomore at Cathedral Catholic in San Diego; Chip Cavanaugh and fiancée Kate Alpert; Pat Galvin; Peter Burrell; Brian Moynihan with son Christopher, a junior at Brown U; Greg Cozad; Steve Walroth; and Ed’s brother and law partner, David Ristaino ’88JD. On game day, Ed and I saw Greg St. Arnold, who attended the game with friends from Michigan. Peter Burrell reports that he has accepted a full time teaching position in business law at the U of Cincinnati. Jim Molly will continue his public service, moving from the Montana Attorney General’s Office to the Governor’s Office, now that Montana Attorney General Bullock has been elected governor. Jim will serve as a senior policy advisor. Condolences to Mark Carney on the passing of his dear mother, Anne Eileen Carney, in Elmhurst IL. — Matthew J. Dunn; 19834 Timbered Estates Lane, Carlinville IL 62626; 773-294-6851; mdunn@atg.state.il.us

85 Greetings

I received Christmas greetings from Julie (Thurin) and Joe Harmon. Joe is in his 18th year at OB/GYN Associates in South Bend. He has limited the scope of his practice to office-based obstetrics and gynecology. With a more predictable schedule, he has increased his role in coordinating the clinical rotation of medical students at Indiana U School of Medicine, where he is assistant professor of molecular and medical genetics. Julie works in the scrip office at St. Joseph Grade School. She is an active member of two book clubs and enjoys her morning walks on the Notre Dame campus. — Kathleen Doyle Yaninek; P.O. Box 6192, Harrisburg PA 17112; yanzlaw@comcast.net

85MBA Class Secretary

John Newbanks; 704-281-5279; john.richard.newbanks1985@alumni.nd.edu

85JD Strong Ties

Our class was well-represented in Miami at the BCS National Championship Game. Present at the game were Tom Lupo, Molly Murphy, Mike Bruton, Walt Brown, Paul Coletti, Mike Woerner, Tom Ajamie, John Gibbons (whose fanaticism was recently profiled in the Chicago Tribune), Joseph Shannon, Dave and Barb Scheper, and Karen (Kiley) and Steve Toohill ’84JD. While at the game, the Toohills met former ND greats Brady Quinn, 1987 Heisman winner Tim Brown, and Raghib “Rocket” Ismail. Although I couldn’t make the game, I was able to attend the next best thing: a webinar about Europe’s new Unitary Patent, where the featured (and best) speaker of the program was our own Paul Coletti, assistant patent counsel for Johnson & Johnson. Our class continues to have strong ties to ND through our kids: Joseph Shannon’s daughter Kate is a senior and son Joey is a junior; the Schepers’ son Dan is a grad student; Paul Colletti’s daughter Laura is a senior and son Paul is a freshman; Karen Toohill’s son Connor is a junior; and Tom Lupo’s daughter Claire is a sophomore. Tom practices commercial, environmental, and toxic tort litigation with Hinshaw & Culbertson, and traveled to London and Rome last fall with daughter Claire. Tom also got together in Chicago with Mark Engel, CEO of Tiger Medical Products, who was visiting from Shanghai; Steve Gouletas ’86JD, CEO and president of National Rental Services; and Bob DiSilvestro, who has his own law practice in Chicago, DiSilvestro and Associates. Boston was the setting for my reunion with Deb Hennigan Knapp, Molly Murphy, and Karen Kiley Toohill. In addition to some retail therapy, we enjoyed Sunday brunch with Deb’s son, Christopher Knapp (’12 Boston College) and Karen’s son, Connor Toohill (’14 Notre Dame), who entertained the Largey boys. Assistant US Attorney Madeleine Murphy was unable to join the Boston get-together because she was in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, an island country in the Caribbean, to take the testimony of a significant witness in a $105 million Ponzi scheme case. In case you think life slows down when your kids grow up, consider this news from Todd Kingma and wife Betsy. After deciding to downsize, Todd and Betsy recently completed a 45-day sprint during which they sold one house, bought and moved into another one, moved Betsy into a new classroom, held their daughter’s wedding, and helped their son and other daughter move back to school. I regret to close with very sad news. Our classmate Wendy Carlson Waugaman died last June after a two-year battle with cancer. Wendy was a partner at Whitfield & Eddy in Des Moines before becoming the first woman president and CEO of an Iowa-based insurance company. Wendy served on the boards of many charitable organizations in Des Moines and with her husband established the Lou and Wendy Waugaman Fund, which supports youth, cultural, and arts organizations. Wendy was an accomplished musician and competitive triathlete. As Wendy’s obituary noted, “The strength and beauty with which she has impacted our community and so many lives will continue to reach far, wide, and deep.” Please remember Wendy, her husband Lou Waugaman, and their family in your prayers. — Kelly Kiernan Largey; largey@fr.com

86 All Together in Miami

Many from the ’86 crew headed to Miami for an incredible BCS weekend. Grace Hall was represented well as there was a crew of ’86ers, a big crew from ’87 and ’89, along with few from ’84 and ’88 that stayed at the Silver Sands in Key Biscayne and had a clam bake on Sunday night for about 70 Domers and their families. They took a motor coach to the game and had a catered/bartender tailgater at SunLife with about 150 attendees. They had one celebrity among the group in Craig Counsell ’92, who just retired from MLB and works for the Brewers front office and was there as a guest of Pat Marget ’89. The Grace Hall crew that attended the festivities were Dave Crouch, Tom White, John Murphy, Mike Bennett, John Cooney, Pam (Zimlich) ’86SMC and Tim Kimmel, Kara and Kevin Carroll with sons Brendan and Kevin, and Sherry and Joe Dougherty with children Michael and Grace. Also in attendance were Shannon and Norm Prestage ’87 with daughters Claire, Erin, and Kaitlyn, Joe Malvezzi, Frank Robello and son Paco, Mark Weingartner and son Mikey, Mike Normant, Tom Ryder, Alan Riney, Dave Stang and Kevin Flynn of Morrissey Hall. Others that made the trip included John and Kirsten Kaltenmark, Mary Pat (Callanan) Touhy, Ellie (Brett) Ryan, John McCabe with sons Jack, Will, and Matt, me and my sons Sean and Connor, Kirk and Lori Bush, John Rubino, Karen Leeker, John Gleason, Brian Lamb, Mark Gramelspacher, Nell Boland Fredella, John and Kelly Waller, Greg and Lisa Dingens, Dave Stumph, John “JP” Perlowski, Jerry McCrohan, Rich and Ann ’85SMC Van Thournout, Lou and Kathleen Martine, Rob Craig, Tom McCarthy, Dan and Colleen McMahon, Dan and Mary Carol Murphy, Bob Lyons, Todd Lezon, Laura and Ron Plantz, Karen (Phelps) Moyer, Brian Kaufman, Mark Herkert, Moreen and Tony Rademaker, Janet Seidl, John “Jack” Gibbs, Mike Conley, Peter Moore, Don Gayhardt, Steve Fuhrer, and Brigid and Tim Scannell. Monique and Charlie Mustell co-hosted a Dillon tailgater with Bucky Lopez. John Meara came with his parents and two of his children, Emily and Nicholas. John “JJ” Hearn was there, as well as Stan “Stash” Marczyk and Terry Kirchmier. Others stopping in included John Kunz with son Kevin, Marty Connor and son Kevin, Dave Tracy, Tom Berens, Joe Cripe, Jerry Lally and son Connor, Mike and Ellen Mazza, Andre Hutchinson and his ND sophomore daughter Kelsey, Patty (Fagan) Kehoe, Sheila (Devlin) Leverone, Brian Kaufman, and Brian and Mary Donley. Among the ’85ers who crossed paths on the party circuit with many of us included Mark McNally, Tim Grozier, Casey Newell, Dave Taiclet, Charlie Moore, Kathy (Zeimer) Boyes, Bob Michels, Tom Comer, Ed Roohan, Bill Grojean, Tom Fink, Mike Hayes, Ted Brombach, Crane Kenney, Stoney Mitchel, Connie O’Brien, and Mike Keane. Mary Claire (Baumann) Winkler has three daughters and the oldest two are a sophomore and freshman at ND. Gail (SMC) and Mark Bradshaw reside in Chicago and have two boys. John Tallarida is in insurance and married to Louise. They have two girls. Tom Considine has been at Lilly for 23 years and lives in Chicago with wife Helen and six children ages 8 to 20. Son Jack will be a frosh at ND in the fall. Kevin Quinn was appointed by HSBC as senior vice president and head of corporate banking for upstate New York. He oversees an operation that has 3,000 employees. Remember that our 28th annual minireunion tailgate will be the Michigan State game on Sept. 21. — John Spatz; 201-264-2459; john.spatz@rbccm.com

86MBA Recent Career Moves

Kathleen Reidy has joined the Prudential Rubloff real estate team, specializing in residential real estate in Chicago’s North Shore. She recently adopted an adorable puppy she named Piper. Michael Taylor is a strategic brand consultant at SkillSource Business Builders. SkillSource is a business consultancy with offices in Mason and Blue Ash OH. Mike was previously with P&G in Cincinnati. Merrill Lynch has named Roger Loesch chief operating officer and financial business manager in Charlotte NC. Andy King not only excels at financial planning with King Financial Group in Fitchburg WI, he recently completed a total kitchen renovation. I received holiday greetings from Dave Greiner, Wally Stapleton, Carolyn (Anderson) Wells, Sue Giovanini, and Tom Hicks. All included family photos and I enjoyed seeing how their kids are growing up. I particularly enjoyed Sue’s card, which had a family picture from the 1960s and another one taken when the family gathered in 2012 to celebrate the birthday of their dad, Joseph Giovanini ’54. — Maureen Decker; 21855 Town Gate, Macomb MI 48044; res 586-468-7713; bus 586-741-4305; maureen.decker@mclaren.org

86JD Careers and Families

Thanks to the new and wonderful mynotredame.nd.edu/law86, I heard from some of you this quarter. Bill Brown celebrates five years for Brown and Winters, his environmental firm specializing in representing public entities in Cardiff by the Sea CA. Jeff McDermitt marks his 26th year with Krieg DeVault, LLP in Indy; he chairs the litigation dept. He and wife Britt continue to live in Carmel with their four children, who range from college sophomore at St. Louis U to a seventh-grader. He has found personal fulfillment in a number of non-profits, including the Michael Feinstein Initiative, where he is the chairperson. It is a national organization dedicated to the preservation of the Great American Songbook. Jim Cline enjoyed watching daughter Sarah Cline ’10, ’12Med receive a second Notre Dame degree. This was a master’s she earned after teaching in New Orleans in the ACE program. Check out Jim’s practice at clinelawfirm.com. For the first time since graduation all those years ago, we hear from Helen Ryan Savaino directly. She and husband Dom, who is a partner at Clausen Miller in Chicago, are raising Hope, 19, Faith, 17, and Donald, 14. Helen enjoys campus football visits a couple of times a year and stops in at the Law School, so look for her. She is the president of management liability at the Hanover Insurance Group (NYSE:THG) after starting their executive liability business unit in 2009. Kim Reid reminds me it is almost 30 years since we walked across the threshold. John Glowacki is in NJ working for a subsidiary of ACE, an international insurance company, handling environmental and asbestos coverage claims. His wife is working for TD Bank in their technology offices. His daughter is considering law school and so the family is hoping to make a family trip out to ND for the opening game since he is Temple ’05MBA and their daughter can see the Law School. Tom and Tami Lange met Paul Peralta and Dave Link in Miami for a tailgater. Ernie Mayor ’82, ’86JD and wife Jozanne will enjoy a 25th wedding anniversary in March. He is assistant general counsel-labor and employment at Verizon in Tampa, where he has been for 21 years. They have four kids: Kierstin, 16; Austin, 18, a freshman at the U of Florida; Erin, 21, a junior at Clemson U; and Justin, 23, who is a 2L at Notre Dame Law School. My eldest of five, who was born 3L, Lindsey Wieck, is in her third year of doctoral studies at ND in history and expecting the second of our three grandchildren in June. The third will arrive in July for son Sam and his wife. I will be at ND on May 1 for the Father Ted Run, a 5K and 10K on campus to benefit the TRiO Program (bit.ly/frtedrun13). Maybe some of you would like to join me there? — Don Passenger; 61st District Court, 180 Ottawa NW, Ste. 8500, Grand Rapids MI 49503; 616-632-5678; dpasseng@iserv.net

87 We Have News

Meg (Brennan) Hamilton and her husband, Jeff, moved back to North America last summer and live in Toronto, Canada. Jeff runs Nestle Purina Canada. After living in Switzerland for four years and Australia for three years prior to that, Meg says they are very grateful to be closer to family and friends and enjoying getting to know new people in Toronto. Their boys, Mark, 13, and Jake, 12, like their new school and are busy with basketball and soccer. Mark went to Nicaragua for his first service trip in January, where he helped build sidewalks for a school that often floods. Meg has been a Pilates instructor for 10 years and opened a studio in Toronto in February. Mike and Terry (Koch) McGraw hosted a cocktail party on their boat, named The Fighting Irish, in Miami the Saturday before the BCS Championship Game. Classmates who enjoyed the evening were Steve and Kristen Buerlein, John Carney, Bruce Nakfoor, Jim Bradley, Leah (Weis) and Brian McDonald, Mike and Eileen Budnyk, Jackie (Schwartz) and Paul Brady, John Radcliffe, Dan Sorenson, Lisa (Thoomis) and Mike Kovalik, Karen (Phelps) and Jamie Moyer, Michael and Kristen Galvin, Terese (Mulvihill) Walton, and Mike and Eileen Budnyk. Mike and Terry’s three daughters, Katherine ’11, Jane ’13, and Mary Joan were at the party with their friends. Steve “Scoop” and Kathy (Martin) O’Neil took their three kids, Patrick, Annie, and Cece, to Alaska last summer, traveled throughout the state and spent three days with Jenny (Fisher) and Dan Coyle in Homer. Scoop is a general surgeon practicing in Indianapolis. Kathy is on her eighth mission trip to Honduras volunteering with Sister Maria Rosa, who runs an orphanage and schools for children. She is writing a book on the life of the nun who is considered the Mother Theresa of Honduras. Anne (Jennings) and John Weber moved to Park Slope, Brooklyn, from Farmington CT. Anne and John have two children, Sam, 15, and Katherine, 11. John was recently promoted to executive vice president for CT Corp. in New York City. Anne continues as a managing director for legal recruitment for Kelly Law Registry. Marty Loesch said that after four years in a variety of senior posts, ending as chief of staff to the governor of Washington, he is ready to take a break to reintroduce himself to his wife Cyndi and daughter Ruby, 8. Matthew Brann, nominated by President Obama and unanimously approved by the Senate, was appointed a federal district judge in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. The Middle District encompasses federal district courts in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Harrisburg, and Williamsport. It is with a heavy heart that I have to report that Jack Rogers passed away on Dec. 6 after a long and valiant battle with lung cancer. He was an attorney with Hunton and Williams in Manhattan for the last 17 years. He was survived by wife Meg and children Michael, Maggie, and Jack. Five weeks before his death, 14 fellow Manorites traveled from all over the country to Long Island to support him in his goal to run in the NYC marathon. Unfortunately, he did not get that opportunity due to Superstorm Sandy, but the men of Morrissey were able to spend the weekend celebrating life and memories of Notre Dame. They also relished ND’s triple overtime victory over Pitt. The group included Ed Junkins, Steve Randall, John Rischard, Jim Radke, Steve Gallo, Steve Skolozynski, Scott Veselik, John Kobyashi, Steve “Scoop” O’Neil, Dan Kahrs, Scott Brenton, Joe Stahl, Jeff Niekelski and Greg Bernhardt. Contributions in Jack’s memory can be made to Regis High School, 55 E. 84th St., New York NY 10028. Katie (Carlson) Bergstrom’s husband, Paul, passed away on Dec. 14, leaving behind four children, Adam, 30, Max, 27, Henry, 12, and Nora, 10. Lyonites Anne (Culligan) Toal, Lisa (Dickinson) Michaux, Beth (Nolan) Miller, and Mary Carol (Creadon) Murphy attended Paul’s funeral in St. Paul MN. Memorial contributions to The Wounded Warrior Project, in memory of Paul’s deceased nephew Peter Bergstrom, a decorated soldier, would be greatly appreciated at woundedwarriorproject.org. — Katherine Bull; 14 E. 41st St., Savannah GA 31401; kmbull47@gmail.com

87MBA Class Secretary

Perry N. Dellelce; Wildeboer Dellelce LLP, Suite 800, Wildeboer Dellelce Place, 365 Bay St., Toronto, Ontario M5H 2V1; 416-361-5899; fax 416-361-1790; perry@wildlaw.ca

87JD More Reunion Updates

Mike Richardson attended the reunion last summer with his lovely wife of nearly 30 years, Ruth. Mike is a partner at the Chicago law firm of Franczek Radelet, where he practices labor from the management side. He also practices employee benefits and is the head of the employee benefits group. His firm represented the Chicago Board of Education in the teacher strike last summer. Mike and Ruth live in Tinley Park. Ruth recently retired after a 30-year nursing career but still works occasionally as a school nurse and volunteers at their local parish. Daughter Erin ’09, who was born during our third year of law school, graduated from ND and earned a master’s degree in social work from Washington U in St. Louis. She lives in Washington DC, and works on developing preventative health initiatives for Ashoka. Coincidentally, Erin is friends with Mike Gotsch Jr. ’09. Mike and Ruth’s son, Edwin, is a senior at Purdue majoring in aviation, and he teaches flight and also gets to fly the Purdue jet. — Jay Brinker; jay@jaybrinker.com

88 Reserved Your Spot Yet?

By now, we’re all finalizing our travel plans for the 25th Reunion, right? Air-conditioned Ryan Hall is our class headquarters for the extended weekend of Thursday, May 30, to Sunday, June 2. Check the Reunion page of the Class of ’88 web site for specifics: 1988.undclass.org. A Friday night Class Dinner in the stadium press box and our very own hospitality tent outside of Ryan are just a few of the highlights in store. As far as reunion attire goes, I wouldn’t mind having a Thom Browne creation to wear. First Lady Michelle Obama wore a coat and dress created by Thom to the inauguration. Having submitted his design months earlier, he didn’t actually know that his ensemble had been chosen until that very day. Based in New York, Thom began by designing menswear and is known for his highly tailored suits. In ’10, he branched into women’s wear and clearly has a knack for it. Along with overseeing his own label, Thom designs for Brooks Brothers and Montcler. I didn’t even have to leave my county to have a quick reunion with Steve Lunney after Christmas. It turns out that Steve’s twin sons, Timmy and Jonny, 10, and my son, Kiernan, were playing in the same hockey tournament. Steve lives close to Keystone ski resort in Dillon CO, where, as the project manager of construction company Mountain Building Solutions, he has weathered the real estate storm. He has been coaching hockey for six years, and wife Rachel is dedicated to their hockey program. Sean Pieri is back in Colorado Springs, having been named as vice president for advancement by Colorado College. As vice president of development at the US Air Force Academy 2002-06 and at the College of William & Mary from 2006-12, Sean has become quite adept at fundraising. In fact, during his tenure at William & Mary, the university experienced its top-three fundraising years ever. To let off steam, he is thrilled to be back hitting the slopes. Wife Karen and children Reilly and Kyle are wrapping things up in Williamsburg. Congratulations and best wishes to Molly Shannon on her adoption of newborn Elle in May 2012. Molly joyously reports that Elle is a happy, healthy, sweet baby. After years of travel and stints in Chicago and London with Wellington Management, she settled in Boston as a partner at Wellington in 2009. Congrats as well to Tony Simon of St. Louis for again being recognized for his patent litigation work by Best Lawyers, a guide to legal excellence in the US. Tony is an attorney with the Simon Law Firm. On a sad note, George Cannon passed away suddenly in September. A loving and much-loved husband to Michelle (Bolduc) ’91 and father to Griffin, 15, Makenna, 7, and Grantham, 6, George leaves a legacy as a devoted and passionate science teacher at South Burlington High School in Vermont. A gifted educator who approached teaching as a vocation, he was hugely influential on the students and staff. In fact, he was widely known for the attention he devoted to his students as individuals. To read more about George, please go to the “Rest in Peace” section of our web site. — Laurine Megna-Davis; P.O. Box 18138, Avon CO 81620; 970-748-9933; magnet@vail.net

88MBA Class Secretary

Margaret M. Lyons; 203-869-7267; meglyons@optionline.net

88JD Class Secretary

Lisa Marie Visingardi; 3389 12th St., Riverside CA 92501; bus 951-248-0315; res 789-6272; lisa.visingardi@jud.ca.gov

89 Fast Forward

Claire Lois Harbeck returned to campus for the Glee Club reunion/BYU game in October. She caught up with fellow ’89 grads Brant Beckett, Aaron Grice, Andy Lambertson, Chuck Neidhoefer, Jay Paciorek, Mike Schrimpf, Fred and Arleen Kuiland Scott, and a host of other lifelong friends. She attempted to return for the Chorale reunion/Pitt game, but Hurricane Sandy got in the way. She was in Jersey keeping water out of her garage. Megan Frigon remains in Denver CO, where she works as an HR executive at a tech start up and is training for a summer triathlon. A very talented Greg O’Conner wrote and performed with Bryan Master the song “Keep on Burning,” which can be seen on YouTube. Mary Y. Jakimier and husband Eric welcomed their second child, Nicholas Alexander Jakimier, on Sept. 28 in Dallas. He was welcomed by the entire family, including big sister Katarina Mary, who was 11 in July and is an avid ND football, fencing, and women’s soccer fan. Mary is a retired attorney currently having a fabulous time homeschooling her daughter. She spent more than a decade with Rudnick & Wolfe in Washington DC, Vinson & Elkins in Dallas, and in-house with J.C. Penney. Michael P. Heffernan MD was in the news as he has joined Eli Lilly’s autoimmune team as distinguished medical fellow. I was back on campus for a game this year for the first time in a while. My guys Evan, 11, and Nate, 8, had their first real ND tailgating experience courtesy of Mike and Kim Kipp and their family. As always, being back on campus helps “refill my tank” until the next visit. — Noël (Murtha) Di Nome; 326 Melbourne Ave., Mamaroneck NY 10543; home 914-806 3760; Noel.D.DiNome@live.com; Noel.D.DiNome@alumni.nd.edu

89MBA Class Secretary

Maggie (McJoynt) DeVoe; 612-845-9662; maggie.devoe@oracle.com

89JD Class Secretary

Jenny O’Leary Smith; jennyoleary@comcast.net