60 Happy Birthday

From Don Clark: “My family decided my 75th birthday on April 24 deserved a formal bash here in Lewes DE. Among the attendees were George Ryan, Keith Anzilotti, and my daughter Susan ’02 and her husband, Joe Schwartz ’02. Joe’s father, Joe ’61, also attended with his wife. Susan and Joe’s first child, Joseph Patrick, will be christened in the Log Chapel on Sunday following the Temple game. I hope to see some of you there. Daughter Colleen ’06 and son Kevin ’06 also attended the party.” Bob Keeley reports he was “a marching band glockenspiel player who tried to play right notes up against Bob Wisne and Bernie Fliege. I now teach band at Chicago’s Mt. Carmel High School, and after a 21-year hiatus without a band, I am open to former ND band members sitting in on a rehearsal. Call me 773-255-7523 or” And more info from Bob from a couple years ago: Dick Kelly is very sick. Each Sunday, Sally and Phil Allen grace their church, St. Barnabas Parish. They sit two-thirds of the way back on the right side with as many of the kids and grandkids as they can roust up on Sundays. Bill O’Neill, a transfer from a pre-engineering local college, a two-three program, two years at the college and then three at the university, is still holding down his teaching position as a full professor at the U of Illinois at Chicago. Before he died, our Carmel classmate and ND classmate Brian Shannon donated to St. Xavier U in Chicago, and the school built a beautiful athletic and convocation center. The Brian Shannon Center is a bright tribute to a fine ND guy. It is always fun to see former band members at the games, such as Paul Marto, Jake Marhoefer, Dave Roller, John Maher, Rivers Patout, and Bruce Cosacchi. Jim Radde says he was heading for his car in a parking lot and had his first fall of the year on black ice. He says that the ND Glee Club sang at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School recently and “I’ve been elevated to chaplain of the Notre Dame Club of Minnesota. This was done without recourse to a conclave. It was too cold out. I attended the annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum at Augsburg College. I just heard Muhammed Yunus, the microfinance expert and Nobel Laureate.” If you have email, you have received the obituaries of our deceased classmates. The actual obituaries will soon be on our class website, We have recently added an updated listing of Notre Dame Magazine articles, our most recent class newsletters, and the recently updated class deceased list. We will soon add pictures of classmates taken by other classmates in various venues. The recent listing of deceased classmates includes: Roger Fuydal, Aug. 30, 2012; Tony Achkio, Oct. 10; John Yankoviak, Oct. 27; Tony Walsh, Jan. 14; Jim Carney, Feb. 23; Don McGann, Feb. 28; Tom Medland, March 7; Kevin Whalen, April 1; Phil Allen, April 3. Let’s keep all these classmates and their families in our prayers. At the recent Leadership Conference at ND (formerly the Alumni Senate Meetings) the greatest class ever, the Class of ’60, was named Class of the Year. Congratulations to all. — Joseph F. Jansen; 9190 Southmont Cove No.103, Ft. Myers FL 33908; 239-461-0980; cell 317-514-4478;

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60JD Class Secretary — John DiNardo; 512-264-2027;

61 Good News

Jack Ryan extended me his best wishes as a senior district judge. He and wife Chris were looking forward in late May to their first grandchild. He says he won’t ever catch up with Tim Monahan, but he is starting. He also reports that all in the Kansas City ’61 Group are in good health and doing well. We hope they stay that way. About half are retired. Denis Retoske, a practicing lawyer, must be sharpening up his investigation skills. He has information on Tom Musial and Donald L. Mars. Tom is president and CEO of English World Organization and president and CEO at International Language Institute. He has been an associate professor (tenure) and associate professor of English (tenure) at St. Mary’s U and director, executive MBA program there. Don and Denis were roommates in Zahm Hall in ’58 (Where was Father Freyberger?). He was a contract NROTC and commissioned in the MCR, one of 86 in our class. He also gave a reminder that the 50th anniversary of the death of Noret Flood was May 7. He was killed in a plane crash while training at Beeville Naval Air Station, about 60 miles from my home. Noret stayed up to help a fellow pilot in trouble in bad Texas weather and the weather got him. He reported that Lt. Col. Harvey A. Freehan, executive officer NROTC at ND in our day, died in 1990, in spite of rumors that he was still alive today. Denis is the judge advocate of the Third Marine Division Association. He confirms there are 80 or so classmates from ’61 commissioned in the Marine Corps. John Hoey is still the “global guy” in the class. He’s been in about eight countries according to one paragraph in his email. He recently attended Tim Monahan and wife Joan’s 50th wedding anniversary celebration in New Orleans. Congratulations to Tim and Joan (Tim was Rudy before Rudy was Rudy). John Keegan sent me a thoughtful and prayerful note inquiring about Abbie (see more below). He is still practicing law part time and as chairman and CEO of the Charles Edison Fund & Edison Innovation Foundation in Newark NJ. Jack Ryan, you may want to talk to John, he has five children and 15 grandchildren. Of course, I acknowledge they had an early start on you. Dick Lochner (not a native Texan, but now one of those with a bumper sticker saying, “I wasn’t born in Texas but I got here as soon as I could”) sent me some emails concerning Harry Bryson Field after I reported about his death. They were good friends, and Dick was not spelling out his own grief but that of Bryson’s children. He was deeply loved by them. Dick and he were part of the 86 Marine Corps commissions in the class. Chuck, Tim and John wrote me about a dinner with Ann Curtin around the middle of April. Anne Curtin is Mike Curtin’s widow. She brought with her his obituary and prayer card. They report that she is doing about as well as you could expect under the circumstances. In attendance with Ann were the Flemings, the Hocks, the Lennons and the Monahans. John Hoey was instrumental in putting it together but unable to attend as he was in Europe. I regret to report the deaths of Michael D. Bird, Renate V. Cervelli, Richard J. Neely, Sister Kathleen Caroll, CSJ, and F. Gerard McGrath. Many of you have written to me about Jerry McGrath’s death. Let’s all pray for them and their families, and let’s all pray for each other. I saved the best for last. Abbie is doing well. I believe her heart surgery was a success and has healed properly. It’s all these little setbacks in her PT. First, she pulled a tendon in her right leg. Then the shingles kept her out of the physical therapy room. More recently, she has had minor problems that interfered with her regularly attending the Healthplex (We got some free medical advice and encouragement from Tim Sullivan on this). But be assured that she has a great attitude and will stick with it, including waiting at the front door with the latch string out for you to drop by on your way through South Texas. Y’all come, ya hear! — Joseph P. (“Pat”) Kelly; 2103 N. Wheeler St., Victoria TX 77901; 361-573-9982;

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61JD Class Secretary — John N. Moreland;

62 Inspiring Journey

Charlie Monahan, who runs marathons around the world, says, “If any of the Class of ’62 wants to start, I would suggest that Jerusalem is not the place, too hilly. Otherwise, the whole experience was magnificent. It gave me a new insight of the God of my understanding that these people actually lived and died. On the 62nd day of the year, a Mass was offered for the class at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where Christ was buried after the crucifixion. All the individual intentions I received were given to the Franciscan priest in charge of the sacristy. He promised that each and every one would be prayed over by members of his order assigned to that most holy place.” Andy Burd embarked on a new (though very short) career as the warm-up act for a couple of bluegrass bands playing in the hinterlands of NW Indiana. Andy noted, “I was surprised that it went so well. It was a packed house, I led off, was not nervous (and had not had any booze to ease my mind but rubberize my fingers). The audience remained quiet, except when I interacted with a few of them. The folks stayed in their seats or stood at the bar, laughed when I hoped they would, swayed in rhythm when I hoped they would, sang along when I asked them to. I enjoyed the 30 minutes and they did too. One lady told me, ‘You were fabulous.’ The guy who asked me to open slipped me $100 even though I thought I was doing the gig only for the thrill. The band came on right after me and rocked for almost two hours. The audience loved them and kept on drinking and got into dancing. The band asked me to do the lead vocal for their final song. It was a fun night. Think about it: this was in Chesterton IN, so this event was probably the equivalent of Woodstock for the locals, and the final stop on my farewell tour.” With the passing of Annette Funicello, Don Yates sent this story about how he and J. Bay Jacobs met her in October of our sophomore year: “The Dick Clark Caravan of Stars was playing at Mishawaka High School, when I went backstage to see Annette with J. Bay as my photographer. (My Notre Dame Magazine pass, fake of course, got me back there.) J. Bay asked her to the Sophomore Cotillion, but she refused. I asked her to go with me to get a hamburger across the street, but she was tight on time.” Mike Hartnett, having retired from the hotel business, was hired by the Reno Aces, the Arizona Diamondbacks Triple-A team. He says, “I’ll be working in the team’s guest relations department, where all 72 home games are played at the Aces new ballpark, which opened for the 2008 season.” Jim Squyres, along with the late Mayor of New York Ed Koch, is featured in Personality Power, a book published in March. Dan Osmilanowski, who was at the Reunion, passed away in his sleep on Jan. 7. David Hudson died on Feb. 16, and Timothy Taylor died the following day. The University did not have the causes of their deaths. Bryson Field passed away on March 1 of pulmonary fibrosis. He had been in ill health for some time. John Myers died March 30, of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. — Raymond Raedy; 5310 Rileys Ridge Road, Hillsborough NC 27278; 919-967-8816;

62JD Road Trip Continued

John Costello’s Rent-A Wreck registered with Bill Schriger. He and Stan Nelson were in the back seat. He said that the Good Samaritan truck driver’s fire extinguisher proved not to be a harbinger of good cheer on that frigid night on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The fire was out along with John’s insurance claim for comprehensive coverage. Bill bailed out the luggage and books, wondering whether that was something a reasonable person should do with the fire blazing away with a tank full of gas. John made a reasonable decision: title to the car for a tow off the Turnpike. We made it home thanks to Greyhound. Tom Joyce ’63 said that after New York, Shearman & Sterling sent him to London and Hong Kong. In ’96, he moved to Freshfields. Patty died in ’93 and he married a Minnesotan in ’95 and in ’03 returned to Minnesota, working part time for Dorsey for several years, now doing part-time teaching and nonprofit board work, spending most of the summers in London. I saw that Walt Sweeney died. You recall him, the big tight end from Syracuse who on Nov. 18, 1961, with a few seconds remaining and Joe Perkowski set up to kick a 56-yard field goal, roughed the kicker and the holder Sefcik. The referee called a penalty and moved the ball up 15 yards. Problem was that time had expired. The penalty stood, the referee saying that a game could not end on a penalty. With no time remaining Perkowski kicked the game-winning 41-yard field goal, 17-15. The game created a sensation and a storm of criticism throughout the country with some saying that Syracuse had actually won, and ND should forfeit. It went on for months. Little did I know that Sweeney was to make my day. The following week, I came to New York to apply for a job on Wall Street. I walked into the offices of Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett at 120 Broadway at 1 p.m. The receptionist, Mrs. Roy, said that all the senior associates were out to lunch but she would check to see if there were any partners around. She took my resume and disappeared. Shortly she returned and said go in and see Ira Hawkins. I entered his room and he pushed my resume to the side and asked about the game. He had listened to it on the radio but wanted a firsthand account. I said it was a dark, cold day, and the game was not that interesting until the very end. I described the foul. He asked if ND would forfeit. I said I very much doubted that. He asked if I wanted to work at Simpson. I said yes. He sent me down to see Mr. Whitney North Seymour, the president of the ABA, and a friend of Dean O’Meara. It was a short interview, less than a minute. He told me to go back and see Ira. I accepted the offer but asked to consider it for a couple of weeks. He laughed and said sure. When I returned to school, I spoke to the dean. He said that Simpson Thacher was a fine firm, Mr. Hawkins represented Howard Hughes, the aircraft genius, and I should call Mr. Hawkins right away and accept, which of course I did. Sweeney was an All-Pro guard for the San Diego Chargers in the ’60s and ’70s. RIP Walt. — Paul K. Rooney;

63 In Our Prayers

Retired Air Force Lt. Col. George H. Ward could not make reunion; his wife, Carol, has had several strokes. Please keep her in your prayers. A number of classmates liked the All-Classes Saturday Night Dinner at past reunions, but it is no longer a part of the program. Now classes dine separately on Friday and Saturday nights. Judy and Tom Jolie have lived more than 40 years in Oak Park IL. They moved there after living in Bolivia and northeast Brazil with Catholic Relief Services. Tom writes, “As an original member of CILA (Peru, 1962), I think we are the only couple ever to have hosted CILA volunteers in later years. We have three kids; son Charlie graduated from ND, and daughter Sarah has replaced me as president of our family business, Hensley in Chicago, and is doing a far better job than I did. Judy spent 20 years in an inner-city Catholic school on the west side of Chicago.” — Regis W. Campfield; 7534 Oakbluff, Dallas TX 75254; res 972-239-1141; fax 972-458-6928;

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63JD Class Secretary — Bernard P. “Bud” Malone; Mortgages USA; 4455 LBJ Freeway, No. 1200, Dallas TX 75244; 972-720-0500 ext. 467; 214-393-5536 fax;;

64 From Far Away

It is not every day when we receive a message from the remote Apostle Islands of western Lake Superior. But that is the current mailing address of Terry O’Connor. He retired from BayGroup International in 2007, and he and Demaris left their long-time homes in San Francisco and Sonoma County and moved to the upper, upper Midwest. Would you believe that they have a small farm and operate an old-fashioned bookstore? This past Christmas for Terry’s 70th birthday celebration, he and Demaris took their six grandsons and their parents on a cultural/wildlife journey to Tanzania. Terry reports that he stays in touch with Don Koprowski and Bill Fallon, other ’64 transplants from Wisconsin to California. John Poelker indicates that he finally retired from the banking biz two years back and is now doing a bit of consulting while sitting on a couple of boards. This is apparently just enough to keep him off the streets. He and Janet just celebrated their 46th anniversary. They reside in Atlanta, and report that their three children and six grandchildren are all in the same general area. John runs into Jim Webster and Mike McCarthy in Atlanta, and still occasionally checks in with Greg LaVigne on one of his fairly frequent visits to the old homestead in St. Louis. Separately, John Lyons reports that he retired as finance director for the city of Middletown OH, in 2007. John was just ordained as a permanent deacon for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, assigned to Holy Family Parish in Middletown. He and Linda welcome contact from our classmates. I understand from Jack Farrell that classmate Joe Clark passed away in January. Between Jack and Joe’s nephew, Kevin Kenny ’80, I learned that Joe finished his career in the home energy efficiency business. He and wife Sharon retired and sold their Walnut Creek CA home and established a new home base in Coarsegold CA. They purchased a fifth wheel travel trailer and spent much of their time visiting family and friends and exploring the country. Joe reportedly loved his time as a ND student, especially his service as a volunteer fireman in the firehouse on the corner of the North Quad. Joe is survived by Sharon, his five children, and six grandkids. Finally, Jim Mason reports that his wife of more than 47 years, Patricia, passed away in March. Jim lives in Berks County PA, where he was involved in the natural gas business. Thoughts and prayers to all. This was a slow issue for news. You guys need to pick up the pace or I am going to have to start fabricating class notes. — Paul R. Charron; 44 Contentment Island Road, Darien CT 06820; 203-655-3930;

64JD Journey Continues

Sharon and I returned to The Bend (snow and 50 degrees cooler) after several months with our kids and grandkids in the Palm Springs area, visiting friends in New Orleans, exploring Cajun Country, then doing the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC. I’m doing a CLE seminar on literature and the law July 12 at the Hilton Garden Inn at Saint Mary’s. As 2013 Reunion season nears, let’s all mark down our pending 50th in 2014; more details will be available soon. I have been able to contact more of our class since my last report. Gerald Vairo has had a marvelous career in “Copper Country,” Michigan’s beautiful UP, with his own firm across a broad trial practice and geography. A deeply rooted Domer, Gerry’s four children are ND grads, and father Dominic captained the 1934 Irish football team. Similar to Lou Pfeiler’s efforts in leading construction of a war memorial in Dubuque IA, Gerry led an effort costing several hundred thousand dollars to refurbish George Gipp’s gravesite in Laurium MI. Jimmy Carroll is retired with wife Julie in Bow NH, following a diverse career of some 15 years of varied law practice and a successful insurance business. Like several other classmates, he enjoys an annual winter thaw in Florida. Hurley Smith is happily ensconced in Washington VA, some two hours from DC, after a successful career at Ford and Ford Credit as corporate secretary. He is active in various conservative groups and Christendom College, a small Catholic college in Front Royal VA. Frank Miele reports that he happily is ensconced in NYC following a varied career practicing law, owning an art gallery, and remaining an avid runner. Dave Petre and I are playing phone tag; he is in Wilton CT, and spends time in Florida. I look forward to talking with Dave and all of you soon — Richard Balfe Wagner; 1204 Erskine Manor Hill, South Bend IN 46614; 574-299-9888; 760-567-1270;

65 Burn and Trauma Surgeon

After medical school, Bob Demling completed a surgical residency at U of California, San Francisco, and was recruited to Harvard Medical School, where he became a professor of surgery. His research focused on burn pathophysiology and acute respiratory failure. In March, he stepped down from his long-held position as director of the Burn-Trauma Center of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Bob has not fully retired, as he continues with a busy consulting practice. He has two daughters and manages to visit the campus for a game once a year. Mary (O’Grady) ’66SMC and Dick Leonhardt have moved from Concord MA to Bethlehem PA, to be near one of their daughters. During the spring Blue and Gold game, Ara Parseghian was honored both for his achievements and his 90th birthday. Representing our class were John Huarte, Jim Carroll, Jim Brocke, Ken Maglicic, and Bob Telfer. These men, along with their teammates in l964, put ND and Ara back at the top of the football world. Such an accomplishment is truly one of the pivotal moments in ND’s football history. A video virtual tour of the new Morris Inn, complete with superb background music is available at Becky and Steve Hook celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary in May. Steve earned an MA from the U of Iowa and is a freelance writer. His internet short articles are very witty, entertaining, and full of political humor. His email is The Hooks live in Reynoldsburg OH. Rev. James Watzke, CSC, ’59, ’65MA celebrated his 50th anniversary of ordination in Rome at Gregorian U. He earned a PhD at Harvard in social relations and taught at a university in Santiago, Chile, before establishing a clinical and consulting practice in psychology in Chicago and the suburbs. In February, Rick Carey died after a long battle with carcinoid cancer. Rick had always been devoted to ND and the needs of our class. He was the one who organized our Thursday evening reunion dinners, and on one occasion even paid for unexpected excess charges. Rick and wife Louise have two children. In recent years, they split their time between homes in Lake Forest IL and the Villages in Florida. He will be greatly missed. Last fall, David Essling and Francis Warnement died. In December, John G. Haskett passed away. Two of his three children are ND alums: *John R. ’91 and William ’92. Ramon Abarca PhD died last September. — James P. Harnisch MD; 6759 West Mercer Way, Mercer Island WA 98040;

66 Send News

One of our gang said he sees too many of the same names in my column. He may be right to a degree, but you all know that for the past 45 years, I print what I get or can scrounge up by reaching out to “sources.” That’s a call to action for all who have been sitting idle and not communicating. I spent a good day on campus in late April attending the Spring Game, enjoying Monogram Club festivities and joining in a 90th birthday dinner of former players, coaches, and friends honoring Ara. I relived great memories and shared the occasion with Rich Sauget of St. Louie, Don Bouffard from Ohio, and Dick Martiny from Maryland. Ara was in fine fettle and still quite “with it,” although he is having difficulty with his bad hips. I ran into Dr. Joe Marino, practicing internist from the Rochester NY area, having a cold one at Legends. Joe is well and not looking forward to big changes in health care. I had been in touch with team captain Phil Sheridan in New Jersey, who was unable to make the Ara event but was helpful in pulling it together. We reminisced fondly about our departed wingmen, Mike Wadsworth, Bill Wolski, and Pete Duranko. Super Jack Gerken continues to tweak and improve the class website. Make sure you check it out and use it ( to keep in touch on a real-time basis. I see where attorney Mike Caolo, down big D way, has been recognized as AV-Preeminent, the highest possible rating for legal and ethical standards, by Martindale-Hubbell. Tom Begley sent word from St. Pete, where he broke bread with Mike McKim and Jane, who were on their way back to Minneapolis after visiting Dick Angelotti in Sarasota. Tom had spoken by phone with Jude Linehan and was also in touch with Dr. John Wylie. You undoubtedly remember Dangerous Dan McGinn, former Irish punter and pitcher from out Omaha way. Dan is notable for many things, including appearing in a team-high 74 games for the Montreal Expos in their inaugural season and also hitting the first Expo home run in franchise history, off Hall of Famer Tom Seaver, no less. Dan was also the winning pitcher in the Expos’ home opener in Jary Park. Last we heard, Dan was pitching coach for the U of New England baseball players. I heard from Gary Fishburn, of Rocky River OH, who keeps busy researching family and friends on He suggests the site to find lost folks. Gary found one of ours, Carl Parlatore, who resides in Washingtonville NY. Don Snyder and Sheila just returned from a cruise down the Danube. Barry Barth and Barbara were slated to meet Jim Ireton and Mary at the Biltmore in Ashville NC, for Mary’s birthday celebration. I regret to share news that Glen T. Rey succumbed to cancer last winter. He joined us for our 45th and fought a valiant battle before passing on. A group of Glen’s great mates — John Flatley, Joe Pete Wilbert, Mark Gonring, Dick Van Etten, Mike Caolo, John Jackoboice, Mike Smith, Hank Schlachter, Andy Dincolo, and Mike Hannigan — will plant a tree on the campus to honor Glen’s memory and devotion to ND. Other recent passings reported by the alumni office include Michael Annis, Robert Courtney, and Tom Mulvihill. Mike Rush reports his 50th at Bishop O’Connell in Arlington VA included Dick Martiny, Jim Hawkins, Bob Rivello, and Jim Ballard. Unable to make it were John Kilian, Dan Morper, and Pat Lannon. Send news pronto and be well. — Tom Sullivan; 2028 Elmwood Ave., Wilmette IL 60091; cell 773-454-4343;

66JD Transition into Retirement

I’ve finally retired from the practice and intend to spend most of my time at our home in Michigan, with frequent stays in California, where my children and grandchildren reside. I’ve been transitioning into this next stage of my life for the past couple of years, so these first few weeks have been angst-free as I explore the world of retirement. My wife, Colleen, has a business in Union Pier, renting and managing summer cottages, and it grows more complicated as she expands it. I’m told that I can pitch in whenever the mood strikes. Hmmm. We’ll see how that works out. In any event, I’d be happy to hear from any of you who have already made the move into full retirement and welcome any suggestions that you’d care to share with me and others who are preparing to do the same. — Philip C. Ruddy; 15911 Lakeshore Road, Union Pier MI 49129; 269-469-1933;

67 Honoring Ara

Several members of the class attended Coach Ara Parseghian’s 90th birthday dinner party in Club Naimoli of the Purcell Pavilion Saturday evening after the Blue-Gold Game. Jim Lynch was one the team captains during Ara’s tenure and presented the coach with a check for $300,000 for his foundation fighting Niemann-Pick disease. The funds were raised from football alumni who played under Ara. John Homey, Ron Jeziorski, Tom Rhoads, and Jack Sullivan were among the other attendees. George Goeddeke led the audience in singing the alma mater to conclude the event. John Homey and Tim Wingerski visited Angelo Scharelli in Jupiter FL, for some golf early this year. Mike Theil is still operating the international travel club of Hideaways International and recently had a lengthy article published in Forbes online titled, “In pursuit of Famous Party Scenes, A world traveler comes of Age.” Mike and Bill Giles attended the Kentucky Derby together. Joe O’Neill was on campus in May for the O’Neill Family Hall annual picture, and the last under hall rector Ed Mack, who is retiring after 11 years. Bob Schuable retired after 40 years and is enjoying grandchildren and repairing boats. Please write and share some stories. — *Bert Bondi; 49 Glenalla Place, Castle Rock CO 80108;

67JD Formerly Honorable

Jane and John Hargrove are living the good life in San Diego, but John’s heart is in South Bend. The formerly “Honorable” and now permanently disrobed jurist spends his time volunteering in Bar activities, church activities and, of course, the local ND Club. He also finds time to do some mediation and arbitration work and is looking forward to his 50th Reunion next year. Jane keeps busy and has joined a competitive rowing club. Of their four children, two are in the film industry and two are in teaching; all live in California. Ken Lazarus writes that he will be having dinner with *Tom Curtin ’68JD, Rep. Pete King ’68JD, and Coley O’Brien ’71JD in Washington DC. Coley is counsel to Pete’s Congressional Homeland Security Committee. Susan and Gerry Sandweg still reside in St. Louis, although it seems they spend more time travelling around the world. Earlier this year, they spent two months touring New Zealand and Australia. France is always on their itinerary, whether it is touring the wine country or the sites of WWI and WWII battles. Gerry is senior counsel with his firm and still manages to get into the office, on occasion. Bobby Barkley is rightfully proud of his daughter, Ashley, who finished the Boston marathon before the tragic bombing. She finished in the top 21 percent of all runners and in the top 7 percent of female runners. Perhaps even more noteworthy, Dick Muench’s granddaughter also completed the rigorous Catalina CA marathon. Why is that news? Because Dick Muench completed it with her. It was his sixth consecutive and successful marathon. Mo Nicholson writes that his son, Matthew, will graduate from Georgetown Law in May and join a Wall Street firm. Mo foolishly thinks he can then close the Bank of Dad. Sean Keenan brought us up to date on his activities. Last September, he took his annual trip to the Delaware shore and played some golf. On the way home, he stopped in DC and had dinner with Ken and Marylyn Lazarus. He watched the great OK game (best game of the season) in the Inn at Saint Mary’s but reports that the beautiful trees on the South Quad are gone. In January, he was in Pittsburgh for the women’s basketball game and, as everyone who has seen them agrees, was very impressed with the team. A February trip to campus to watch the ladies play basketball was derailed by a snowstorm. He continues his pro bono work out of his Canton office. All in all, life is good. Germaine and Jim Mollison returned from Europe, where they celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. They travelled to London and then through the chunnel to Paris, where they danced at the Moulin Rouge (I trust not as part of the stage show). Meanwhile, Jack Harty, stuck in Boise on a cold night in January, claims his football team failed to show for the National Championship game. Jack will switch his allegiance to the ND fencing team. Roz and Steve Lamantia are proud to report the birth of their fifth grandchild, William Lamantia, last March. Other than that, Steve says there is no news except they are waiting for spring in Buffalo. *Ted Sinars is waiting for the Cubs to win a World Series. I’m not sure who will have the longer wait. — Jim Heinhold; 1200 Carmel Lane, New Bern NC 28562; res 252-638-5913;

68 Reunion

If you want after-the-reunion news, go to our class blog,, for a report, plus photos of the 45th Reunion. Dennis Toolan’s wedding to Mary Louise Deane Nash on April 13 was a sort of Blue-Gold 45th Reunion scrimmage, minus helmets and safety pads, for a happy group of Chicago and Michigan City classmates, 17 of the fellows by president Tom Weyer’s count. With the snows of Indiana swirling outside Sacred Heart Basilica and a campus rugby match in progress on a field near some new (post-1970) dorms, Dennis and Mary Lou exchanged vows witnessed by Mary and Tom Weyer, Jean and Roger Guerin, Bryan Dunigan, Sheila and Tom Gibbs, Joe Kernan, Mary Ann and Tom McKenna of Carmel IN, Mary Pat and Tom McKenna of Chicago, Pat and Gene Cavanaugh, Kathy and Tom Moore, Carmi and Chris Murphy, Leslie and Dave Kabat, Linda and Ron Zaba, and Joyce and Matt Walsh. On the left side of the basilica, like a rollicking set of visiting fans, were rows and rows of festive Mary Lou relatives. Through the balance of the day’s parties, from newborns to guys our age, they would hula-hoop, dance, celebrate and, in sum, set a high bar. The family even had its own troubadour, Mary Lou’s brother Pat, who came from Florida with his band and his family lore set to music. Bob Ptak, Roger Guerin, and Dennis Toolan countered with a musical number Bob remembered from student days at Lake Michigan. Outside the party hall, Joe Kernan told some Sorin Hall fables that included the celebrated Brien Murphy and a hapless door. It was that kind of wedding. And it will be that kind of reunion, as you will know from the class blog. Still, you won’t find some notables in those reunion notes and photos. Jim Smithberger will come from Florida in the fall for a game. Rocky Bleier was scheduled elsewhere. Bill Kelly and Mary, now living in Scottsdale, expected to be in the midst of gutting and remodeling their retirement home, this on the heels of a Mediterranean cruise, which was a 30th wedding anniversary celebration that only missed one or two ports and a mountain top Alpine chapel. Margaret and Bob Brady, who spent a month in Hawaii during the winter, will be back at their Connecticut chores. Jim O’Rourke, a strong reunion recruiter, received no’s from Tom Scully and Tom Warner. “Tom Scully and his bride will be in Spain and France on holidays. The Warners will be in their Tuscan farmhouse during the olive harvest.” Tom Fitzharris, who booked travel to South Bend months in advance, had to cancel with mixed feelings when he was accepted into an Italian program the same weekend; he will be in Rome for a drawing course. Jim O’Rourke also reported the loss of Bill Foley, who died Jan. 12, in Grosse Isle MI. Bill had been a public accountant before he joined the family business, Michigan Foundation Company in Trenton MI. John Broderick, who brought his easy laughter and good spirits to many events, succumbed to cancer on Feb. 15, in Ludington MI. John’s mother had been a stunt double for Lucille Ball and other actresses. Albert W. Stuchlik died on Feb. 22, in Bonner Springs KS, where he was active with his family and the VFW. He was a former member of the city council. Dick Frey ’66 sent the news to our class. John Tracy, recently celebrated for his achievements as one of the Chicago area’s most accomplished high school basketball players, died in Michigan City IN, in late March. Mike Duddy died following surgery in Philadelphia on April 9. Mike and wife Sandra had a family of three Notre Dame graduates and 10 grandchildren. We also send comfort to* Dennis Reeder*, whose mother, Evelyn Wellnitz Reeder, died in Columbus OH on April 21. The blog has additional notes about each of these departed classmates and friends. Thanks for sending news. — Tom Figel; 1054 W. North Shore, Apt. 3-E, Chicago IL 60626; bus 312-223-9536;

69 All Things Irish

Beginning on a sad note, Patricia Schuler just informed me that classmate Eugene K. Schuler passed into eternal life on April 17, the feast day of St. Kateri Tekawitha, his favorite saint. Gene loved all things Irish, especially Notre Dame. Our sincere condolences to Patricia and her family. Also, classmate John Hickey Jr. indicated that his father, John P. Hickey Sr. — who lived 90-plus years, knew Knute Rockne and his family, served in World War II, and had a distinguished career — passed away on Feb. 24. Our sincere condolences to John and his family. On a happier note, a classmate who was heretofore missing in action, H. Dean Benner, has surfaced with a story of the incident of the “Kalamazoo Seven,” to-wit: Nov. 11, 1966, with he and the TSA having some issues with his boarding airplanes in and around the United States. Dean would like to reestablish contact with his fellow cellmates, so anyone who has completed his double secret probation can contact me for Dean’s email address and contact information. Looking ahead, we are within a year of our 45th Reunion, so hopefully you folks will begin making plans to attend (It’s hard to believe it will be 45 years). The upcoming football season should bring numerous opportunities to meet and greet and cheer the Irish, especially with Southern Cal being in South Bend this year. Classmate John Shern and wife Muggsie were at the Miami game in January and attended dinner with us at Smith & Wollensky restaurant. I hope you all have a wonderful summer. I hope to see you in the fall. — Tom Ryan; 248-334-9938;

69MBA Looking Forward

It has been a long winter here in Northern Michigan, but as I write this column, spring is in the air. Ken Samara is almost finished with his cancer treatments. After surgery, radiation, and only two more chemo treatments to go, he is starting to look forward to the Oklahoma game and our minireunion. I am sure he would welcome a call or email. I got an email from Tom Condon, who is still working in New York for Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. Investments. Will McGuire and wife Marianne enjoyed their trip to Belgium and France in February, visiting daughter Beth and husband Daniel. Son Will Jr. has returned home after five tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He will be stationed in California as the new operations chief for the 1st Marine Division. Obviously, Will and Marianne are extremely proud. Sue and Tom Sanna sent me a New Year’s card with a great looking family photo that included daughter Stacey and husband Matt, along with their two daughters, Ryan and Harper. Tom and Sue’s daughter, Francie, was married in California last December to Neal Reardon. I hope to see you all at the Oklahoma game. Details will be provided later. If you have any news to share for the summer edition, please let me know. Also, if your email or address has changed, please let me know. — Dennis B. McCarthy; PO Box 246, Bear Lake MI 49614; bus 231-964-3111 ext. 115;

69JD Number 45

It is hard to believe, but next year will be our 45th Reunion. It is time to start making plans. Unless I hear a roar to the contrary, I will plan the reunion for a home football weekend. My roommate, Tim McLaughlin, sent me an email letting me know that our library assistant, Granville Cleveland, died recently in South Bend. The last time I saw Granville was in the bar at the Marriott Hotel in South Bend for our 25th Reunion. With his typical sense of humor, Granville said, “I thought I got rid of you 25 years ago,” when we took over the bar. I am trying for a minireunion at the Arizona State football game in Dallas. So far, Jim Brady, Jim Cooney, Nick Trogan, Vince Stamp, and Dan Hebert and their spouses will join Sue and me for the weekend. I am missing email addresses for Jim Dukat, Hugh Mundy, Matt Dwyer, and Peter Loughlin. Please send me their email contacts if you have them. Bob Greene has been named Lawyer of the Year for health care law by The Best Lawyers in America. I had the opportunity to have a nice dinner with Jim Barba, while he was in Honolulu. Jim is a frequent visitor to Hawaii, and I look forward to getting together with him while he is in the Islands. Please let me know if you will be in Hawaii. — Jim Starshak; 889 Kaohe Place, Honolulu HI 96825; res 808- 395-0443; bus 808-523-2515;