70 Board Meetings Galore

Jim Rohr added Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) and GE to BlackRock, Inc., ATI Corporation, EQT Corporation, Carnegie Mellon, and ND to his calendar of monthly board meetings. President of the Federal Reserve System Advisory Council, he also advises the Heinz Endowment. He steps down in April as chairman of PNC. Tim Flood died July 10 in Chadds Ford PA. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary Nell; three brothers, including John ’82 in Colleyville TX; three daughters; and five grandchildren. He served 20 years as pharmaceutical sales manager at ICI Americas in Wilmington DE. Dr. Jim Urban died June 1. Joe McGahan PhD died in Leesburg VA on July 21. Mark Dellamano attended PeaceNet Retreat Aug. 23-24 at ND. Dozens of classmates attended the minireunion, beginning with a library parking lot tailgate. Congressman Mike “George” Kelly left his budget crisis speech in his pocket because Spartan and Irish fans agreed on a balanced line. Bill Picchione wrote poetry and prepared a photo montage about Jones Beach. John Gallagher’s nephew, Kevin Danser, a Stanford redshirt senior lineman, was a finalist for the Outland Trophy. Mary and Kevin Myles celebrated their 41st anniversary Aug. 20. He enjoyed the 2012 BC game in Boston. He plans to relocate his position in wealth management. Son Kevin Jr. married on Sept. 7, with Dad and four of the bride’s college classmates singing on the altar. Jeri and John Murtagh visited colleges in Canada, Ohio and ND with daughter Jeanmarie, her husband, Bill, and three grandchildren. Rosco Basso celebrates his 41st anniversary in April. I visited Munster, Germany, and Assisi, Italy, with several participants from other hospitals in the system. We met Franciscan Sisters at their motherhouse and followed the footsteps of Francis. In October, my pastor visited Tamale and Wa, Ghana, where Greg Sullivan served in the Peace Corps. Father Hesburgh, ordained June 24, 1943, is the senior Holy Cross US Province priest. Tom Nasca MD, honors graduate of Jefferson Medical College, trained in internal medicine at Pittsburgh Mercy Hospital through chief residency and became a nephrologist at Brown U Rhode Island Hospital. He chaired the residency program at Mercy and became vice chairman of Jefferson’s Department of Medicine in 1992, acting dean in 2000, and dean 2001-07, when he was named CEO of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). He became the founding president of ACGME International in 2009. Modern Healthcare named him one of the 50 most powerful physician executives in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Jean and he have four sons and one grandson. He delivered May’s commencement address for Temple School of Medicine. Kate and Dave Stumm moved to New Buffalo MI in 2010. In 2013, he retired and transferred Stumm Insurance to his sons in Chicago. Among their children are Jenny Knapp ’91, Dave Jr. ’93, and Kristin Ahasic-Stumm ’95 and 18 grandchildren. Former roommate Dean Olmstead and attorney Ed Hogan enjoy annual football games with Dave. Jed Ervin advised our distaff side: “Ladies, if a man says he will fix it, he will. There is no need to remind him every six months about it.” — Don Graham; 1901 S. Glenwood Ave., Springfield IL 62704; 217-522-5120; 800-444-7541;

70MBA Class Secretary — John Carroll; 3922 Brintons ML, Marietta GA 30062; bus 678-218-5204; res 770-973-4588;

70JD Low and Behold

In August, Marie and I met some old friends at a favorite restaurant in Olean NY. We were seated at a table next to several other folks engaged in lively discussions. I glanced at one of the individuals seated next to us and thought I might recognize him — it was Jamie Cawley. He and his wife, Mary Kevin, were in the area visiting family. We laughed and talked for most of the evening. Jamie continues to serve on Pennsylvania’s Public Utility Commission. He and Mary Kevin have raised four outstanding children and Jamie notes that he and Dick Jordan get together every so often to play golf in the Pennsylvania countryside. Jamie sends his best to all and looks forward to seeing everyone at our 50th Reunion, a few years down the road. John Meany informed me that he will be in South Bend for most of the home games and will have his tailgate party in his usual spot in the parking lot. Marie and I planned to visit his tailgate before the Navy game. Nancy and Joe Kane gathered at John’s tailgate party along with Marie and Ken Iverson and Dick Blumberg for the Oklahoma game. The Iversons and Dick Blumberg also spent a week last summer with Nancy and Joe on Lake Michigan. Joe notes that Marie and Ken were off to Spain in November. Joe and Nancy just returned from Prague in celebration of their 45th anniversary. Joe ran into Allison and Tom Rink at a Notre Dame party to watch the MSU game. Tom is working full time and he and Allison are doing well. You may have noticed in a recent edition of Notre Dame Lawyer that Prof. Robert Blakey has retired from the law school. Fond memories of first year real property classes under the guidance of Prof. Blakey immediately came to mind. Another article in the ND Lawyer referenced the fact that the Hispanic Law Student Association bestows an award each year on a prominent Hispanic member of the legal profession. The award has been named after our classmate, the late Graciela Oliverez. Grace was the first female law student at Notre Dame Law and the first Hispanic law student. On behalf of all of you, I extend our thanks and congratulations to the Hispanic Law Student Association for honoring Grace. I chatted with Judy and Joe Leahy in September. Grandchildren are the pride of the Leahy household these days. Joe remains an avid Notre Dame football fan; however, residing in Oregon, he finds that most of his autumn weekends center around the Ducks. Joe has gone “of counsel” to his firm and visits the office two days or so each week. He and Judy made a trip to Notre Dame last May and were amazed at all the changes. Sterling Spainhour assumed a consulting position with Bank of America in the Charlotte area. He and Bev are well and enjoying time with their two grandchildren. We talked for some time and Sterling asked if I had heard from Tom DiGrazia. I noted that Tom had called me a couple of years back and I had misplaced his number. Tom, if you are reading this column, please let us hear from you. Sterling has not been back to Notre Dame since our graduation, but, like Jamie, he hopes to see everyone at the 50th Reunion. Mike Kelleher will be retiring from his position as town justice for the Town of Lancaster NY. Mike has held that position for 37 years and is considered to be one of the most respected local justices in western New York State. Please note my new email address. — John K. Plumb; 19 Crowley St., Randolph NY;

71 Road Trips

Joan and Tom Roberts of Colleyville TX hosted fellow engineers Barb and Ted Targonski *of Crown Point IN and Linda and *Pat O’Brien of Dayton OH for the Shamrock Classic in Dallas. Tom retired from IBM this year, while Ted tried to retire from GE a few years back but keeps getting calls to come back for special projects. Pat retired from Wright Patterson AF base 10 years ago, but continues to do some consulting at the U of Dayton Research Institute. At the same time, Lucia and Gerry Welch of Dallas were hosting fellow patent attorney Jim Zeller, Chicago. For the Air Force game in Colorado Springs, Candy and Ron Chernak hosted a rugby reunion with Dinky and Bill Barz of Chicago, Bill Berry of Richmond VA, Jim Hagenbarth of Dillon MT, Tracy and Charlie Blum of Cincinnati, Mary Ellen and Mike Morrison of Helena MT, and Mary (Leahy) ’71SMC and Jim Farnan. Another recently retired engineer is Paris native William De Talance. After graduation, he returned home to France and worked in a number of engineering capacities throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Home for him and Susan is now outside of Paris. We offer condolences to Mike Kelly and Dan Dell’Orto on the loss of their fathers. Also, we offer our condolences to Sue Kresovich. George Kresovich passed away in August of complications from a cerebral hemorrhage. A native of Chicago, George was a long-time resident of Seattle, where he practiced law as a real estate attorney for 30 years after serving with the Marine Corps. If you look up “raconteur” in the dictionary, you may very well find yourself looking at a picture of George and his impish grin. Larry Scanlon, Dave Schmidt, Mike Morrison and Chuck Snakard represented us at the funeral. Kathy and Rick Wohlhuter, Jacksonville, made their annual trip to campus for the Temple game, as did Tim Tremblay. After a career in the Navy, Tim settled in Winston-Salem and now works in the home furnishings industry. Also residing in Winston-Salem are Sarah and Tom Desch, who made it for the Oklahoma game. Tim O’Connor is retired from the publishing industry and with a son working at ND finds good reason to settle in around campus in the fall and take in multiple games. John Kennedy, a practicing ophthalmologist in Schenectady, has a daughter working on campus and he sandwiched a visit between two games. Joining John at the Oklahoma game was former roommate Don Crumb, a dentist from Syracuse. Florida was represented at the Oklahoma game by Miami attorney Charlie Flynn, Jacksonville attorney Mike Obringer and his Jacksonville physician, Gerry Giurato. Pete Van Dyke took a break from renovating the Clark Museum at Williams College to bring Anne to the MSU game and visit with Mary and Jim Malloy. Soccer aficionados reconnecting at the Temple game were John Harahan, Tom Shriver and Mike Macken. Indy was represented at MSU by Tom McCalley, Jim Witchger and Joe Loughery. — John Snider; 2010 N. Fremont, Chicago IL 60614; res 773-871-5358; fax 773-871-1189;

71MBA Mountain High Victory

I just returned from Colorado Springs and met Robbie and Jim Fackelman, who also attended the game. Robbie is partially retired from teaching math at the high school level. Jim continues to work for the State of Wisconsin. Jim and Robbie also had their daughter, Siobhan, and her husband, Dan, visit them from their home in Colorado. Siobhan and Dan ran in a 100-mile race in Colorado and raised money to support a cure for Down Syndome. Siobhan and Dan’s baby, James, has Down Syndrome. Siobhan ran the 100 miles in about 28 hours and raised more than $36,000 for the cure. I spoke to Les Larsen, who is in Washington DC and working with Anna Marie in their consulting operations. Les misses Denver but is excited about the opportunity to be in the middle of all the action in Washington. Gray and Terry Walts are awaiting the birth of their seventh grandchild. That makes only four to go before they catch up with Helena and me. Patricia and Rod Spear enjoy their home in Mishawaka and constantly ask me to remind everyone that their home is open to classmates who visit campus. Rod and Patricia have season tickets to ND football and attend most games. They visited son Rod when they attended the ASU football game in Texas. Todd Helmeke was on his way to Hawaii and said he and Mary Jo were going to look up Maria Lordes Accacio Unemori. Todd continues his work with international assignments. Please note my change of address. We moved about three minutes away from our last home in Albuquerque. — Tony Strati; 8238 Raintree Drive NE, Albuquerque NM 87122; cell 505-205-3563;

71JD Class Secretary — E. Bryan Dunigan; 221 N. LaSalle St., Suite 1454, Chicago IL 6060; 312-857-2114;

72 Honor of a Lifetime

Many thanks to Mike Wiedemer for the following note: “I had the honor of a lifetime on June 25. I was inducted as an Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) Fellow. Award was presented at Arnold Air Force Base on the anniversary of Gen. Hap Arnold’s birthday. The award was for lifetime achievement in advancing aerospace science at AEDC. Present was Dr. Frank Bontempo, my roommate from Stanford Hall. I received a great letter from Bill Weber. Bill is a community planner in the Minneapolis area. Murph and Rick Dow have moved back to the Twin Cities after a 10-year interlude in Chicago.” — Frank Fahey; 312-504-3409;

72MBA Things are Good in France

Things are good for our friend Olivier Couturier, who retired in France last year. For the first time since he started working, he was able to take a long vacation with a month and a half traveling around France and Sicily. I had a great time with my other two former roommates, Bill Effler and John Doyle, at the Temple game. Next year, maybe we can do a minireunion at one of the games. — Alex McLellan; 9662 W. 86th St., Apt. B, Overland Park KS 66212; res 913-652-9909;

72JD Fall Colors

Several of our class met up at the Michigan State game on Sept 21. Mike Holland, Mike McGloin, Tom Dovidio and I met before the game, and we were able to attend an open house sponsored by the editorial staff of the Notre Dame Law Review. The Thomas More reception at the Law School afforded us the opportunity to catch up with members of our class. For anyone who wants to join us in an informal reunion next year, we plan to meet at the Purdue game Sept. 13. Rusty Boltz reports that Debby and Denny Yoder suffered a devastating loss of their Colorado home to forest fires during the summer. Luckily, there were no injuries in the Yoder family, and while Denny and Debby lost some keepsakes and other items in their home, Denny said, “We have active grandchildren who create new memories for us every day. We also have our digital phones and iPads to recreate photo albums.” Good luck to Denny and his family on rebuilding from their loss. By the time you read this, Jerry Mackey will have undergone hip replacement surgery, which cut into his golf season this year. But with any luck, he will return to the links next year with a lower handicap. Jerry, son Brennan and Mike McGloin met up in Colorado for the Air Force game in October. Mike’s former law firm in Denver (McGloin, Davenport, Severson & Snow PC) has merged and is now a part of Burleson LLP, a Houston-based law firm specializing in energy law. Mike Holland reports that he, Dick Russell and Steve Stegich attended the wedding of Kevin Norton, son of Marie and Bob Norton, in Baltimore. Bob’s son is a decorated former Army captain who joined after Sept. 11, and served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Susan and I visited Laurie and Joe Canepa during our trip to Santa Fe in October. We were able to root the Irish on to victory over Arizona State in Joe’s favorite sports bar, and then enjoyed a great picnic lunch at 11,000 feet the next day in the mountains north of Santa Fe on a beautiful fall Sunday. — Chris Schraff; 1881 Marble Cliff Crossing Ct., Columbus OH 43204; 614-227-2097;

73 Star for Schulfer

Theater producer Roche Schulfer received a star outside the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, where he is the executive director. I saw John Vitale at Lou Ferrello’s condo for the Michigan State game. John operates his own business and resides in Glenview IL. I also caught up with Tom (Dog) Sarb, who practices bankruptcy law in Grand Rapids MI. I enjoyed playing in the Oliva golf outing the day after the Southern Cal game. The event, hosted by Jim Shanahan, was won again by Bob Ziegelbauer. Other players included Mike McCurdy, Marty Clements, Bob Ward and, coming in for his biennial trek from southern California, John Duffy. It was good to see you, John. Missing in action this year was Class President Jim Hunt, who I understand was under the weather. My third Irish football game this year was at Air Force, hosted by Terry Madden with a wonderful two days of weather. I enjoyed catching up with Jimmy Dawson and his lovely daughter Sydney (Class of 2022 and a future member of the ND women’s hockey team). Jim is an insurance magnate in Pueblo CO and still plays men’s hockey at least twice a week. I must unfortunately report the recent deaths of Rev. John Kurtzke Jr. and Gerard Surkamp. I received notice of Jerry’s death from Bill Kemp. Following up on our class reunion, I was able to talk to, among others, Jim Diette, Peter Fee, Mike Marut, Ray Popeck, Bill Reitz, Mike Simon and Katy Kolar (Silva). I enjoyed having dinner with Gary Rufo. It was also great to see Gary Hunt after all of these years. He is doing very well practicing law in Pittsburgh PA. I wish I could have spoken with Ray Mohrman and John Mowbray. Other attendees included Charles Capasso, Steve Donovan, David Johnson, John Maus and Steven Schaefer. Still enjoying tailgating after all these years and not missing one single home game is Jim Corgel, recently retired from IBM, where he had a stellar career. — Michael W. Hansen; 735 Essington Road, Joliet IL 60435; fax 815-744-4515;

73MBA 40th Year-End Close Out

Dan Reelitz reports in from a beautiful country inn near Ronda, Spain. He writes, “Jan and I and three friends are in the final week of five weeks in France and Spain. Ronda is in the heart of the ‘White Cities’ in Andalusia and has been one of the highlights. The Alhambra in Granada is a must for every bucket list and the cathedral there is second only to St. Peter’s. We had a great day trip into Seville to see the Alcazar and gardens. We finished the day with some fantastic tapas and wine. We started our trip in late September with a weeklong barge trip in Alsace-Lorraine, traveling very small canals from Sarreguimines to Toul via Nancy. From France we traveled by train to Basque Spain for a week, Madrid for a few days, Toledo, Belmonte for windmills and Don Quixote, and then on to Granada. We will do Cordoba on the way back to Madrid and the USA.” Gus Browne planned a trip to the western Caribbean in December for a family cruise: “All 11 of us, including kids, grand kids, and more fun with Europe in May. Turning 70 in January. All is good.” He is continuing to work on a ambulance and at a local hospital ER. I would like to wish a happy 40th anniversary to all our classmates. — Thomas Jindra; 7179 Alviso Ave., Riverside CA 92509, res and fax 951-685-209;

73JD Class Secretary — Anthony J. Palumbo; 602-943-9367;

74 Counting Down to Reunion

Our class officers and other alums are conjuring up all kinds of interesting venues for our 40th Reunion in 2014. We kindly request, no matter the amount, that you consider donating to make this reunion one of best and most lasting of reunion memories. And yes, we will have a dance floor, so we won’t need to take over the music and dance floor from a younger class as we did at our last reunion. This fall, Richard Keenan released his inaugural wines from his Overland winery in Santa Rosa CA ( Dick is starting with a small production of less than 500 cases and will sell them direct and in a few markets. One of his first will be Chicago. In 2014, Dick will have a monthly program of events at his Kick Ranch vineyard in Sonoma County and all ND alums are welcome ( Dick wrapped up his harvest at Kick Ranch and last year was featured on the Travel Channel in a few episodes of Andrew Zimmern’s program Bizarre Foods America. Mike Graham, Vince Burke, Mark Pencak, Kurt Bottjer, Paul Unger, Ray Funk, Mike McQuestion, Jim Fisher and Steve Podgorski, along with friends and spouses gathered in New Orleans last spring for JazzFest. They had a fantastic time and report that “Hot Chili is (still) Groovy.” Charlie Flood is the managing director, Chicago area, for the Newport Board Group. I had the pleasure of working with Charlie when he served on the board of directors for the Notre Dame Club of Chicago. Jimmy “Whales” Whalen passes along news that the movie Underdogs was filmed in North Canton OH and features two ND alums. One of the scenes was shot in a courtroom and features Massillon Municipal Court Judge Edward J. Elum. The movie ‎ was released in August. I am sure there was a prescreening with the former Lincolnway West(ers) who lived there, including John “Trimble” Trampe, Eddie Elum, Carter Tacket, Jack “Beat” Licata and Jim “Whales” Whalen. I saw Tim Daro, Dr. Frank Byrne, Tom Mirabito Jr., and *Bobbie*and John Riconoscuito among others at the Oklahoma game. Carol “Kiki” Longo Kaupp and husband Phil traveled throughout Spain during the holidays visiting youngest daughter Erin, who is working abroad for a year. — Dede Lohle Simon;

74MBA Class Secretary — William Arland III; 505-954-3921;

74JD Aspirational Legacies

Thanks to Jim Dahl’s suggestion and kind forwarding, I have spent the day reading a copy of the new book on the life our tax prof, Dave Link, Father Dave as he is now addressed. The book by Maura Posten Zagrans is titled Camerado, I Give You My Hand. The author beautifully captures the aspirational legacies of NDLS in the decades leading up to our years, when Father Dave and Tom Shaffer were students and friends, as well as the setting for our own experience. Dave was one of several vivid characters who challenged us in that era. Did he always wear a three-piece suit to class? Jim relates, “There was a level of professionalism about Dave’s classes…. Without being stiff or formal, he conveyed seriousness and an expectation that our performance and our focus were the highest.” Oh yes, all that and “Hot Dog, Inc.” and the unforgettable “boxcar figures.” Other names ring out: Tex Dutile, Charlie Rice, Joe Bauer, Capt. McClain, faculty spouses and families. I can hardly read them all and not bring to mind the rest of the cast, of us as a class, or of the dean who followed Dave, our own Patty O’Hara. Father Dave’s work, as portrayed in this book, speaks for all of us. I will be sending copies out as Christmas presents. — Christopher Kule;

75 Remembering Greg

The annual Greg Hunckler Memorial Golf Tournament was held in Iowa City in late July, hosted by Tim Negro. Once again, Joe Melehan left town with the coveted Hunckler Trophy. The five-day, 72-hole outing included frequent toasts to our departed classmate, Greg. Harry Van Bavel recorded the lowest score among the Canadian players. We hope to see Frank Barrett, Randy Kaufman and Mary Lela Porter at next year’s event hosted by Harry in London, Ontario, Canada. Tim O’Brien says his father, Eldon O’Brien, published a private eye book,_ In the Shoes of an Investigator_, which covers 60 years of investigations in California. Eldon lived in Badin Hall many years ago, next door to Theodore Hesburgh. Jim Lewis retired after 33 years as a caseworker with the Norristown Schools near Philadelphia. He has joined a Delaware County child and family agency as a caseworker. He wants to reconnect with former roommate Sergio Ciccone, who works for Wells Fargo. Jim saw Kevin Dolan in January. Kevin coaches high school basketball and practices law in Elizabethtown PA. Tom “Fuzzy” Zahren reports on a backpacking adventure in West Virginia with fellow “last men of Walsh Hall” buddies Leight Murray, Paul Skirtich and Tom Wilbur. The trek included watching ND whip Purdue on TV. There were no broken bones, but a lot of laughs. Tom shared family time in Ireland in August, observing his 60th birthday with a 30-mile walk around the Dingle Peninsula. In June, John “The Colonel” Barry of Greeley CO and Mark Keown of Mt. Arlington NJ celebrated their 60th birthdays by hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park. Mike was at the Temple game and ran into Rich Reynolds, who works in Development at ND. He also went to the USC game with his wife and son Tim Keown ’10. He hoped to enjoy the BYU game with three-year-old grandsons who watch Rudy twice a week, and to attend the “Frozen Fenway” ice hockey match between ND and Boston College on Jan. 4 accompanied by his BC-grad wife, Susan Hennessy Keown. Paul Guidone ’76 of Pensacola FL and Pup De Russo ’76 of Fairport NY joined Dave Kelly of Cranberry Township PA at the USC game. Paul retired from a 35-year career running polymer chemical plants in Florida. My 60th birthday celebration was spent with Jack Malone and his son, John, in the Short North section of Columbus OH. My East Coast travels included a masters swim meet in York PA, a tour of Baltimore with the parents of Scott Soracoe ’06 and then three days with my brother, Tom Bower ’70, who lives in DC. I shared a fun Oklahoma weekend with classmate Jed Curtis and his brother, Ed Curtis ’77. We were all hosted at a big tailgate party courtesy of Tim Chen ’82 of Davenport IA. Jed is in commercial real estate in Seattle. We all had 60th birthdays this past year. — Norm Bower; 3946 Fernwood Ave., Davenport IA 52807; res 563-355-7738; bus 563-336-5004;

75MBA Class Secretary — Jim Ouimet; 215-862-3080;

75JD Worth Reading

I am sorry to report the death of another classmate, Mark Westrate of Cassopolis MI. Mark was a National Merit Scholar, Eagle Scout, and president of the Cassopolis High School Student Council. He graduated from the U of Michigan and remained a loyal fan of the Wolverines. He studied law for one year at the U of Texas and joined our class in 1973. He began practice in Dowagiac, serving for decades as the city attorney. He developed expertise in complex condemnation matters and tax cases, representing the cities of Detroit and Midland. He was well-read and a very friendly fellow. He is survived by his wife, a son, a daughter and six grandchildren. We have been lucky enough to get a copy of the biography of David T. Link, titled Camerado, I Give You My Hand, by Maura Zagans. As you know, Dean Link is now Father Dave Link and involved in prison ministry. This is a first-rate book with a fascinating subject. When you read the life of someone you know, the old saying may come to mind: folks in a small town read the newspaper to see if they got the story right. If the author had only referred to The Hoynes Reporter, Volume 1, she would have learned that David Link was a Brennan Scholar while a student and an editor of the Notre Dame Lawyer. We commented in the Reporter that, “Tax is hard to teach. Everyone but the accounting majors is scared stiff. Dean Link puts you at ease. He somehow makes the I.R. C. seem decipherable, even logical.” Although you may think you know Father Dave’s story, you are sure to learn new things in this book. It includes Father Dave’s “Prison Peace Plan,” which is definitely worth reading. I only hope that the next edition includes the crucial fact that the Law Class of 1975 voted Professor Link as our best teacher. The book is published by Image (Random House) and is available from Amazon for $15. — Dennis Owens; 7th Floor Harzfeld Building; 1111 Main St., Kansas City MO 64106

76 Réunion en France

In October, 21 classmates traveled to France to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their sophomore year as students in Angers. The reunion idea was launched almost two years ago by Tom Chenal, chief counsel for the Public Advocacy and Civil Rights Division of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. The reunion trip began with a weekend in Paris followed by a few days in Amboise and a flurry of reunion events in Angers. The Université Catholique de l’Ouest welcomed the returning students with a lavish reception highlighted by the surprise appearance of current Notre Dame students singing the Notre Dame Fight Song and Alma Mater. The “anciens etudiants” attending included Betsy (Bernard) and Brian McCorry, Mimi Philbin Carlson, Dave McAllister, Tom Roehl, Mark Seryak, Chris Laragy, Nancy Kemp DuCharme, Linda Tempel, Sheila Burns Colabrese, Sandy VanGilder and Dave Rust, Jim Ferry and Melita Mulligan-Ferry, Rich D’Amour, Tom McTamney, Kit McCarthy, Mary St.Ville, Mary Quinlan and Donna Drinan. Dona Bainbridge, widow of Harry Bainbridge, and son Harry Jr. were also part of the reunion group. Members of the 1973 championship football team and the cheerleaders reconvened on campus the weekend of the Michigan State game. Classmates in attendance included Bob Zanot, Lynda and Pat Sarb,Fran MacDonald, Nick Fedorenko, Randy Payne, Tom Lopienski, Tom Maschmeier, John “Bubba” Galanas, Tom Parise, Frank Rutkowski, Jim Stock, Joe Pszeracki, Kevin Daugherty, Steve Niehaus, Ken Andler, Pat Pohlen, Frank Alloco, Pat McLaughlin, Ed Bauer, Robin Weber, Shelley Muller and Craig Simon ’74. Pat and wife Lynda met with Dr. Kasturi Haldar, director of ND’s Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases. The purpose was to connect ND researchers with the lead medical researcher working on NKH, a rare disease afflicting the Sarbs’ grandson. Rocco Martino was named to the board of trustees of the new health system created by the merger of Edward Hospital & Health Services and Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare. Rocco is the co-founder and partner at LaSalle Capital Group Inc. in Chicago. Rocco and wife Roxanne hosted the class tailgate during the Temple weekend. Classmates attending included Chuck Sanders, Mark Gibson, Debi Dell, David Palmer, Mike Cullen, Rick Santry, Tom Paulius, John Fitzgerald, Thomas Clemens, Tom Hauner, Kevin Bouffard, Jessie Verna, Mark Nishan, Tom Klein, Ron Skrabac, Wendy Duffey, Cathy Matthews, Steve Klug, Lionel Phillips, Tom Spencer and Bob Quakenbush. The USC game provided an opportunity for former members of the Ombudsman Service (a great resource for us in the days before ND had a website) to get together. Matt Cockrell, Tom Gibbons and Frank Faron were all on campus. Also on campus were former Stanford Hall first floor residents Dave Mennel, Mark Buynak, Paul Grogan, John Fancher, Ed DePaola, John Callahan, Dave Corrigan, Rick Moccia and Don Kufrin. Next year’s reunion will be Stanford weekend. Nancy (Brenner) and Joe Sinnott’s son Nick won an Emmy for the pilot of Banshee. — Mary Anne Kennedy Reilly; 7423 18th St. NE, Saint Petersburg FL 33702; 727-480-1251;

76 MBA No News, No Notes

Blessings to you and your loved ones. Please consider sending something to keep our class notes alive. — Mike Norris; 1021 Bloomview Circle, Rochester MI 48307; 248-656-2705;

76JD Class Secretary — Virgil L. Roth; 625 Fair Oaks Ave., Suite 255, South Pasadena CA 91030; 626-441-1178; fax 626- 441-1166

77 A Time of Remembrance and Joy

This fall many in our class gathered to celebrate milestone events. These included the 40th anniversary of coeducation, thanks to the efforts of President Emeritus Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, CSC, ’39, uncle of Maureen O’Neill, and many others, including Edmund Stephan ’33, first lay chairman of the University’s Board of Trustees and father of Victoria Stephan Westbrook, and Thomas Carney ’37, second chairman of the Board of Trustees and father of Janet Carney O’Brien. The Notre Dame 1973 National Championship football team, including Marvin Russell, author of Linebacker in the Boardroom, reunited for their 40th Reunion in September. The team honored Coach Ara Parseghian by raising money for the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation, founded by Cindy and Mike Parseghian ( Dan Towle and Larry Merington established the Thom Segerson Foundation within the Notre Dame Eck Institute of Global Health to honor our classmate Thom, a global health executive ( The TSF will fund a graduate scholarship, lecture series and global health internship. Class treasurer Bob Blanck, Rich Sofranko, Candy Frankovelgia, Carolyn Short Torsella, Bonita Bradshaw and Judy King were among classmates who attended the Michigan State game. ND Alumni Association Board Member Hugh Sonk helped out at the NDAA tailgate for the end-of-era Michigan game. Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly and Sen. Dan Coats carried the flag in the flag raising ceremony at the OU game. Mary Letourneau Mora, Marilyn Tomasko Sammarco, Stephanie Urillo, Janet Spillman Noble, Jack Moran, Hugh Sonk, Jack Kasel, Ken Grebliunas, Michael Bowler, Mary Louise Houghton Polo and her son, Alexander Polo ’15, attended the OU game. Michael Grady organized an enthusiastic alumni band for the Stanford Game. Eileen O’Grady Daday and Stephen Daday’s daughter, Maureen ’17SMC, is a member of the ND marching band. TreeHouse Foods Inc. announced that Harry Walsh, a company founder, is now executive vice president of acquisitions integration. Uni-World Capital announced that Brian G. Walsh will be the new CEO of Pittsburgh Brewing Company. Timothy Casey was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014. John Salveson, a clergy sex abuse survivor and advocate, established FACSA, The Foundation to Abolish Child Sex Abuse ( He also heads the Salveson Stetson Group, an executive search firm. The Olden Domers, original ND women’s crew team athletes, competed in regattas in Boston and Philadelphia this fall. Included are Jody Gormley, Beth Corbin, Carol Latronica, and Mary Spalding. Jack Bergen announced his marriage to David Fontaine, his partner of 19 years; his daughter, Kerri Bergen Byrne ’07, walked him down the aisle, and Kerri’s wife, Rachel Byrne ’06, ’08, officiated at the ceremony. Phyllis Provost McNeil visited son Doug, who is in China on a Fulbright Scholarship. She traveled to many beautiful parts of the countryside with her son as her personal translator and guide. Along with 70 other accomplished African-American alumni, Bonita Bradshaw will be commemorated in a 70th anniversary book on the first African-American Domer, Frazier Thompson ’47, due out next year. Our deepest condolences go out to the families of Joseph Mather MD and Peter X. McCarthy, who have passed away. Joe leaves behind wife Vicki and children Caroline, Joseph ’07, Thomas and William. Peter leaves behind wife Cindy and children Zachary, Amanda and Brian Woodard. Violet Bishop, the mother of Daniel Bishop Sr., and my mother-in-law, passed away in October. Our prayers and thoughts are with them. — Virginia (Ginger) McGowan Bishop; 2594 Woodland Drive, Northbrook IL 60062; 847-291-7510;

77MBA Class Secretary — Alan J. Fisher;

77JD Midwest League President

Dick Nussbaum was named Midwest League president for Minor League Baseball. Dick, who led the ’73 Irish baseball team in batting average as a junior and was Monogram Club president from 2011-13, is a natural for the position. Dick passed on his considerable talent to son Matt ’00, ’04JD, who served as captain of the Irish team in 2000. Dick serves on the ND Board of Trustees and as an attorney for the South Bend Center for the Homeless. He also served as chairman of the St. Joseph County Drug Free Counsel, president of the ND Club of St. Joseph County, and board member for the Women’s Care Center and Catholic Charities. Susan Buller, who works for Pacific Gas & Electric Co., recently returned to the area for a conference about solar energy issues. She took the train from Chicago for a minireunion with Bill Chenoweth, Linda Olivieri, Chris Dembowski and me. Bill and Linda are still enjoying their freedom to travel and to spend time with the grandchildren. Many of us remember Bill’s daily runs. While he has completed the Boston Marathon, he doesn’t have the endurance of daughter Katie Lopez ’05, an Irish rower, who recently completed an ironman triathlon in very good time about eight months after her second child with husband Bill Lopez ’05. Chris headed directly from the gathering to Port Huron MI for a hockey tournament. Chris still plays in a league that includes former NHL players but now he participates in an over-60 league. At the age of 71, after an extremely successful law career, a 45-year marriage to his late wife Barbara, and five children, former dean David Link became a priest. He is co-founder of the South Bend Center for the Homeless and now serves as a prison chaplain. A book about his inspiring life has been written by Maura Poston Zagrans. Camerado, I Give You My Hand is available through Please note the change in my home number. — Janey Bennett; 4100 Edison Lakes Parkway, Mishawaka IN 46545; res 574-383-5745; bus 574-243-4100;

78 Class Secretary — Jim “Souls” Coyne; 12 DeForest Road, Gladstone Manor, Lansdowne PA 19050; 267-847-8808;

78MBA Class Secretary — Mamie Anthoine Ney; 350 Alewive Road, Kennebunk ME 04043-6013; res 207-229-0989; bus 207-333-6640 ext. 2020;

78JD Camerado

Camerado, I Give You My Hand by Maura Poston Zagrans is a wonderful new book about the life of Father (Dean) David T. Link. I found it to be a very inspirational biography about a good man who happened to cross our paths on his journey to Our Lord. I highly recommend this book and it is available through for $15. — Dan LaVille; US Bankruptcy Court, One Division Ave. North, Room 200, Grand Rapids MI 49503; bus 616-732-2751;

79 Class Secretary — Barbara A. Langhenry; 3901 Whitman Ave., Cleveland OH 44113; res 216-651-8962; bus 216-664-2893;

79MBA Class Secretary — Patty Kennedy Kerr; 7750 Leonard St. NE, Ada MI 49301; 616-682-1223;

79JD Return to Ed’s House

Debbie Griffith was reappointed for another four-year term as a trial judge in the Phoenix court system. She wanted to make sure that we got the word out about our 35th Reunion, May 28 to 31. There will be other mailings and phone calls in the months to come. Ed Foley has volunteered his home and yard again to resume the outstanding barbeque we had there in 2009. — Daniel F. McNeil; 1001 NW Lovejoy, Unit 205, Portland OR 97209; 503-539-9188;