class notes

1970s

70 Career News, Medical Advice

Bill Miller retires next summer as headmaster of Seven Hills School in Walnut Creek CA. Tony Scolaro of PfingstenPartners is cousin-in-law of Springfield’s Bishop Thomas Paprocki. Greg Sullivan provided agricultural economics consultations in Mali and east Africa in early 2013. Then he, Roberta, and children vacationed among thousands of Costa Rican ants. Son Alex married in Alaska in 2013. Steamboat was too far for Greg to join our 2014 Colorado ski trip. Pat and I lunched with Vicky Spieler and Carol and Joe Doyle in February. After decades as president of Mitchell’s Formal Wear, Joe moved to Georgia’s Office of Consumer Affairs to administer the Fair Business Practices Act. He evaluates statewide programs but frequently visits his mountain home in north Georgia. Francis X. Taylor, VP and GE’s chief security officer, oversees global security and crisis management processes. After a master’s in government from ND, he served the federal government for 35 years. He managed investigations, security and counterterrorism and was Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security and director of the Office of Foreign Missions. He oversaw State Department programs protecting employees in overseas buildings from attack and ensured the integrity of classified national security information in those facilities. Ambassador-at-Large and State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism from 2001-02, he implemented counterterrorism overseas policy and coordinated government responses to international terrorism. He was a key advisor to President Bush and Secretary of State Powell after the September 11 attacks. Named Air Force brigadier general in 1996, he retired as director of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Awards included the Alumni Association’s Father William Corby Distinguished Military Service Award. He and Constance have three children. Nick Scarpelli, civil litigation specialist, 40-year veteran of Seattle’s Carney Bradley Spellman 42-member firm and graduate of Gonzaga Law, was inducted in March as fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Jim Ruzicka retired after 32 years teaching philosophy at U of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, where he lives with his wife Evelyn Santaliz, whom he met on a CILA project there in 1968. Congressman Mike Kelly recovered from the shutdown and is no longer re-using congressional gym towels. After 38 years as a licensed clinical social worker, Dominick Lacovara retired from clinical practice on June 1. His career included forensic mental health, US Public Health Service Commission Corps, corrections, university teaching, 15 years with a large multispecialty medical clinic, including hospital medical social work, and 14 years of private practice. He provides corporate crisis intervention services and substance abuse assessments for employees regulated by the US Department of Transportation. He’ll attend our 45th Reunion; be prepared. The Michigan game was the venue for the annual minireunion. Although that rivalry has ended, we’ll continue the tradition in 2015. President Paul Partyka attended the annual ND Alumni Association Leadership Conference in April; myNotredame looks favorable for class communications. Just published is Angel On Ice, Kia McCoy’s journal of her final years, from champion 60-year-old of the 2012 International Adult Figure Skating to her 2013 death from sarcoma. Brain cancer claimed Dan McCabe July 14. He is survived by Jodee and children Tom and Megan; he’d retired from Procter & Gamble. Pat and I remain active in the grandparents’ derby, welcoming Leo of Las Vegas, our eighth, on June 15. Jane and John Monnich sold their SC house, sold her mother’s Omaha condo, cruised three weeks, and celebrated mom’s 95th birthday. As your class Medicare expert, I recommend flu and pneumonia shots. Not only are they free, they may do you some good. — Don Graham; 1901 South Glenwood, Springfield IL 62704; 217-652-1560; infect@springfieldclinic.com

70MBA Class Secretary — John Carroll;

3922 Brintons Mill, Marietta GA 30062; bus 678-218-5204; res 770-973-4588; john.raymond.carroll.1970@alumni.nd.edu

70JD Remembering Madeline

It is with sadness that I report to you that the granddaughter of Nancy and Joe Kane, Madeline Paige Ellingsworth, 16, passed away on April 28. Madeline suffered from a rare genetic disorder known as Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T). I trust you will keep Madeline, her parents and Nancy and Joe in your prayers at this time. In Madeline’s honor, perhaps you could take some time to bring happiness to a child or grandchild today. From all accounts, Madeline was a lovely young lady who would always cause others to smile and laugh even during her roughest times battling the disease. Judy and Joe Leahy send best wishes from Oregon. Earlier this year, they traveled to Southeast Asia to spend time with their son, Andrew, a State Department employee at the US Embassy in Yangon, Myanmar. In addition, they had the opportunity to visit Hong Kong, Vietnam and Bangkok. Its sounds like a fantastic journey. Speaking of Joe Leahy, you will recall that he and several other classmates had served on active duty. Joe was an Army lieutenant before attending law school. He always offered encouragement and sound advice to those of us who would go on active duty after graduation. As Veteran’s Day approaches, hats off to Joe and all our classmates who served in the military in the 1960s and 1970s. Thank you for your service.
I hope all are well and that you enjoy the autumn season. If you get a chance, drop me a note with news for the next column. — John K. Plumb; jkplumb@windstream.net

71 Another Author

Over the years, some of fellas have picked up the pen and written books. The latest is Mike Lenehan, the longtime executive editor of the Chicago Reader. Last year he came out with Loyola Chicago 1963-The Team that Changed the Color of College Basketball. It is a story about the integration and evolution of college basketball, set against the backdrop of the civil rights movement, with a forward by Frank Deford. The annual Hinga-Kelly Memorial Elk Burger and Golf Outing was held at the end of May. Attendees included Tom Eaton, Bob Neidert, Jim Wright, Gary Kos, Mike Kondrla, Dickie Johnson, Tom Sinnott, Ed Grenda, Bill Barz, Chuck Nightingale, Mike Morrison and Charley Blum. Condolences to Jim Zeller on the loss of his mother. Retirees Georgine and Brian Zevnik made a road trip from Savannah to Nashville for the ladies’ NCAA Championship basketball game. Kathy and Dave Schmidt joined the ranks of grandparents in July. Dave continues to practice law in Chicago, with a specialty in the railroad industry. Fortunately the kids and newborn are just around the lake in Grand Rapids. Herb Melton of Louisville is hosting a large contingent from home in late November for the Louisville game. If you find yourself with excess tickets, he may be more than willing to take them off your hands. Herb continues a long career with the Tom James Company, men’s clothiers, and has no plans to slow down for a while. One additional benefit to continuing on, his oldest son is now working with him. Paul Dusseau, Columbus, is also fortunate to have two of his sons working with him in their family medical practice. Anybody else have a family venture in place with kids following in your footsteps? Also in Columbus is another retiree, Mike Thomas. Mike has slowly unwound his involvement with a private equity firm, allowing him and Judy to travel more. After four decades as a private counselor representing a host of clients nationally and at home in Philly in the real estate industry, Herman Fala has moved inside as general counsel for Liberty Property Trust, a publicly traded REIT. More importantly he and Helen are also new grandparents of twins. It probably is just as easy to open, if not fund, two new college savings plans at the same time. Karlie Hempel, the special needs daughter of Kathy and Scott Hempel of Owensboro KY, was a guest on the Katie Couric show. Also appearing were Kathy and a family friend who comprise Team Karlie, a support group established as a model for others to assist those with physical disabilities who wish to participate in marathons and other racing events. As this column goes to campus, Don Dempsey and Tom Mangan are in the process of compiling an agenda for their annual baseball soiree. This one appears to be focused on Columbus and minor league games with the Clippers, including Dime a Dog night. Side trips may include Cincinnati for the Reds or Cleveland for the Indians. However, the best part may be on-field white linen dining at the Clippers game for a Paul Revere and the Raiders concert. The list of possible attendees has a Farley Hall focus including John “Doc” Collins, Len Swoyer, Tom Trantina and Chuck Petrosky. Rounding out the guest list are Dave Gomez, Dennis Capella, Pete Moulder and Anthony DiGiovanni. Wonder who has more gray hair, our guys or the Raiders? All are welcome to join us again this fall under the ’71 flag in the Stadium Lot, due south of Gate C. — John Snider; 2010 N. Fremont, Chicago IL 60614; res 773-871-5358, fax 773-871-1189; jlsnd71@sbcglobal.net

71MBA He Loved Notre Dame

I just learned of the death of Terry Blair from his wife, Judy. Terry’s death was unexpected and was caused by previously diagnosed chronic lymphocytic leukemia which ultimately required treatment this summer. This treatment did not go well, and Terry passed on June 26. Terry and Judy attended our last Reunion in October 2011. Terry lived a life of many accomplishments which included being a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, an owner of race horses, the president of Buckeye Pool Company, a devoted father and husband and finally a wonderful person who loved Notre Dame. Please remember Terry and his family in your prayers. On a lighter note, I saw Gary Groom and Patricia and Rod Spears recently when I returned to Elkhart to visit family. Gary continues to spend the majority of his time in Florida and indicated he is in the process of selling his lakefront home in Elkhart. Rod and Patricia love their home on the river in Mishawaka and continue to attend activities at ND. Rod indicated he will soon be a docent for the Snite Museum of Art on campus. Also I received a note from MaryJo Helmeke who tells me that Todd had another trip scheduled to Iraq however it was cancelled given all the uncertainties in that country. MaryJo indicated that she and Todd saw Maria Lordes Accacio Unemori on a recent trip to Hawaii and reports that Maria and Hilton are doing well. Helena and I continue to be blessed and will be celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary in 2015 with a cruise that will include all our kids and grandkids. I wan’t sure there was a ship large enough to handle our group but we managed to find one. Stay in touch. — Tony Strati; 8238 Raintree Drive NE, Albuquerque NM 87122; cell 505-205-3563; tstrati42@gmail.com

71JD Class Secretary — E. Bryan Dunigan;

221 N. LaSalle St., Suite 1454, Chicago IL 60601; 312-857-2114; bdunigan@duniganlaw.com

72 Class Secretary — Frank Fahey;

312-504-3409; fjfahey@gmail.com

72MBA Class Secretary — Alex McLellan;

9662 W. 86th St., Apt. B, Overland Park KS 66212-4537; res 913-652-9909; irish72mba@excite.com

72JD Class Secretary — Christopher R. Schraff;

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP, 41 S. High St. Suites 2800-3200, Columbus OH 43215; 614-227-2097; fax 614-227-2100; toll free 800-533-2794; cschraff@porterwright.com

73 Calhoun is a Star

You never know what you will be doing later in life. A prime example is Charlie Calhoun, who was a featured performer in a tap dance recital in his home town of Indianapolis where he is a practicing physician. I was able to view the video of his Fred Astaire-like moves, and Charlie is certainly ready for the Broadway stage. Hopefully this video will be available on YouTube soon. An interesting story came from Bill Reckling III. As I mentioned in a previous article, his son Jonathan married Elizabeth Simpson, daughter of Chris Simpson, last year and they recently welcomed their first child, Anora Elizabeth Reckling. Bill is a retired attorney in Raleigh NC and flies frequently to El Salvador to provide assistance. Chris is a physician in Athens OH and is on the faculty at Ohio U. I enjoyed playing golf with Jim Shanahan, Mike McCurdy, Bob Ward and Jim Roolf in July and early August. Jim Shanahan was a witness to one of my drives going over 400 yards. I heard from Larry Semerad, who still resides on the Florida beach playing music, painting houses and performing massage therapy. His wife Sandy just produced her third book. Recently I read an article on copyrights and technology in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin from Bill McGrath. He does copyright and trademark litigation for a major firm in Chicago and also is a professor at John Marshall Law School. Ron Irvine is featured in a new book, Black Domers: Seventy Years at Notre Dame. Jack Keeney was recently elected to the American Bar Association House of Delegates representing the District of Columbia. The next time you are in Las Vegas, visit The Mob Museum. John Mowbray was one of the people behind the exhibit. I am always in need of news. — Michael W. Hansen; 735 Essington Road, Joliet IL60435; fax 815-744-4515; mikehansen@mikehansenlaw.com

73MBA Abbreviated Fall Input

Dick Swadley shares with us that he and his wife completed a long-anticipated 16-day fly/drive tour through several New England states in celebration of their 43rd anniversary. They visited the Berkshires in Massachusetts and made it to the home and workshop of Daniel Chester French, the sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial, along with an interesting side-trip to the Norman Rockwell Museum. Continuing north, they hit Vermont, and “helped” a local farmer with his maple sugaring. Maine provided lots of scenic coves and inlets, and a ride on a genuine lobster boat and the opportunity to eat more than they caught. Bar Harbor and Booth Bay Harbor proved to be just as scenic as they hoped it would be. They concluded their journey by viewing the July 4 fireworks and symphony concert along the banks of the Charles River in Boston. It was a trip of a lifetime and one they hope to replicate sometime down the road. In September, I will be completing a certificate in supply chain management from UCLA and hope to look for a retirement university teaching position in management, leadership, supply chain, lean or employee involvement in the LA basin. My wife Susan was named program coordinator for the graduate administrative credential program at Cal State U San Bernardino, which teaches teachers how to become principals. This quarter, I have had a first-time severe computer communication failure with all of your email addresses for this column. Some got my quarterly communiqué and others did not. Please realize that all of you can contact me at any time to share your stories for this magazine with our classmates. I’ll quickly work to get this fixed for the next input. You are also always welcome to contact us when in Southern California. I look forward to hearing from you. Help fill up our allotted space. Let us create a backlog of articles to print. If you have not corresponded in some time, please take the time to share your experiences with your classmates. Most importantly, forward to me your new email addresses and those of your classmates. — Thomas Jindra; 7179 Alviso Ave., Riverside CA 92509; res and fax 951-685-2091; tajindra@charter.net

73JD Class Secretary—Anthony J. Palumbo;

602-943-9367; ajpphxaz@aol.com

74 A Blast with the Past

One would never have believed our class was celebrating 40 years since our graduation as exhibited at our Reunion. OK, maybe our vision is a little softer, maybe the hair color on most heads was a tad grayer, yet the energy, the camaraderie, the exchanges, laughter and fun remained the same as if we were all still on campus. A thunderous round of applause goes to Marie Therese “Ree” Thelen, who arranged for the class tent, libations, food, DJ and other provisions, and did so effortlessly. Boy, did we ever have fun. The best was having our own tent, not that we don’t like to share, yet we go to Reunion to reconnect, and having our own tent outside our dorm door was priceless. And connect we did. For those who didn’t have the opportunity to attend, you were missed. So, let’s begin. Chris Kurtzman divides his year spending half of his time in Naples and the other half in Maryland. Chris has this down to a science since his retirement was more than six years ago. Tom Drake, an attorney, hails from Findley OH. While he still enjoys attending football games, golf is his passion. His former roommate John Suthers enjoyed the Reunion as well. I bumped into John at the cocktail party at the newly renovated Morris Inn. It was a privilege to talk with John, who is attorney general of Colorado. John and his wife Janet have been married for 38 years and have two adult daughters. John is the author of five books; his newest is titled, No Higher Calling, No Greater Responsibility: A Prosecutor Makes His Case. Dale Planicka is in tax and accounting practice in Hilton Head, and loves to travel. He enjoys the good life since his two kids have graduated from college. Ted Tetrick came in from Sioux Falls SD to rekindle friendships with classmates. Ted is involved with US Bank in commercial loans. He and his wife enjoy traveling as much as possible. Now here’s something I never knew: Joan Dautremont Gluck is quite the cyclist, and we’re not talking renting bikes for an occasional spin around the block, we’re talking the back roads of Austria, France, Spain, Italy and Colorado to name of few trips. Joan and family have been cycling for 35 years together. Visiting from Boca Raton, Bill Fenton and Mike Budd are birthday buddies, celebrating or denying their ages together. Since they were mentioned in the last issue, they suggested looking back on those journals for details. Molly Dee Taylor came in from Pasadena CA looking no different from the college years. She is retired and enjoying the life of golf, traveling and volunteering whenever she can. Paul Fitzpatrick has been a pilot for Southwest Airlines for 30 years. Married to his high school sweetheart, Paul is another Domer who enjoys golf and other sports when he’s not piloting planes for one of my favorite airlines. John Tennant reconnected at Reunion with good friends from Ohio. He is retired from the Air Force. Jim Clare helped bring the sunshine from Florida and has been with Oracle for 32 years. Jack Keller relayed that he has been reappointed as the chairman of the National Cemetery and Memorials Commission and for the last 12 years has been on the advisory council for graduate studies at ND. Jack lives in Naples FL so we know what sport he enjoys in his spare time. Tom Creevey didn’t have to travel far; he lives in South Bend. Tom is the vice president of human resources for the Franciscan Alliance. Geoff Lyden enjoyed the Reunion as well. He and his wife of 35 years, Mary, and their three sons are pleased to run the family business that has been operating for 95 years. Tom Jenkins cheerfully attributes the success of his brother, Rev. John Jenkins, CSC, ’76, ’78 M.A., our University’s 17th president, to Tom’s adventuresome spirit in leaving Nebraska and going to Notre Dame. Tom is a cyclist and enjoys his four daughters’ successes. “Ree” Thelen, when not arranging for fun tent events, has worked as the VP of the central region for Trifecta for the last 25 years. She lives in Western Springs IL, and we are all trying to convince her to get into the entertainment business. Fellow class notes secretary Carol Martino ’04 sent in news of her father, our classmate Jerry McCarthy, a federal magistrate judge in Buffalo NY, who was recognized with two honorable distinctions. First, Jerry was the recipient of the 2014 “Outstanding Jurist Award” from the Bar Association of Erie Country. Second, he was honored at the annual luncheon of the St. Thomas Moore Guild, an association of Catholic lawyers from the Diocese of Buffalo. Jerry and his wife Nancy have three daughters, all graduates of Notre Dame. News was sent from “Chief” Chris Devcich, who has been a financial advisor with Edward Jones for 15 years and has been married for 36 years. Chief has three grown children and has enjoyed the “journey” of life. Greg Aiello states he “ran away and joined the NFL circus in 1979, first with the Dallas Cowboys in PR and now in the 36th season working in the NFL commissioner’s office in NYC.” Greg is the senior VP of communication for the league. And believe it or not, this was his first class Reunion since graduation. His roommate at Notre Dame, Tom Drake, an attorney in Ohio as noted earlier in this column, took Greg to two cemeteries during the reunion. One was Knute Rockne’s grave off campus and the other was the grave of Father Sorin and some of the clergy who were teachers and administrators when we were at school. And while this may seem, as Greg states, “ghoulish but a meaningful element” to all things Notre Dame, Greg enjoyed it. Greg was excited to receive the Notre Dame Alumni Club of New York’s Michael J. Shea Person of the year award early in 2014. Reflecting on the 40th Reunion, Greg said, “One day you are watching this bigger-than-life personality wearing overalls dominating the scene in your freshman year of college. The next thing you know that guy, ‘Hawk’ Stevens is the MC at your college reunion dinner.” Here is a news flash, Greg, Chris always is our MC. Oh and classmate Frank Murnane, always the gentleman, is quite the dancer as we noticed at Reunion. We also discovered Gary Potempa is an incredible guitarist, having studied classical guitar, as did Ed “Duke” Scales, our pianist. Such talent was exhibited at our Class Mass. All of us are proud of Richard Nussbaum, who was awarded the Rev. Edward Frederick Sorin Award at Reunion. Nussbaum has been a member of the University’s Board of Trustees since 2006. The Sorin award is one of the highest honors given out by the Notre Dame Alumni Association. Congratulations, Dick. One commentary: thank you all for your applause at the Class Dinner. I am most thankful to be your class correspondent for these many, many years. Please continue to send information, travel news, anniversary news or any news you have to share. It’s not only about the accolades, it’s about keeping in touch with one another, plus I don’t have to make up this information. — Dede Lohle Simon; domerdede@aol.com

74MBA Class Secretary—William Arland III;

505-954-3921; bill@sybercafe.org

74JD Class Secretary — Christopher Kule; ckule@emergercounsel.com

75 Class Secretary — Norm Bower;

3946 Fernwood Ave., Davenport IA 52807; res 563-355-7738; bus 563-336-5004; normbower@mchsi.com

75MBA Class Secretary — Jim Ouimet; 215-862-3080; jimouimet@comcast.net

75JD Planning Ahead

Cathy and I will be attending the North Carolina game. We travel from Kansas City to Chicago via Amtrak on Thursday so we can spend time on our beautiful campus all day Friday. The bookstore is less crowded, and I enjoy seeing our professors who are still teaching. And, yes, several are still at it. If you are attending, please let me know so we can get together at the Law School. Andy Napolitano appeared on television on the 4th of July and gave some comments on the topic of why he is proud to be an American. He discussed his immigrant grandparents and the opportunities they found here, each generation advancing. It was a very good segment. I am working in a members consultative group on the Restatement of Torts – Damages for Economic Harm. This is demanding and intellectually exciting. — Dennis Owens; Suite 1600, 1000 Walnut, Kansas City MO 64106; 816-221-0080; owensappeal@aol.com

76 Weddings, Birthday Celebrations

Pat Novitski spent Memorial Day weekend with fellow Morrissey Hall roommates Dave Howe, Joe Conigliaro and Tom Aber. They attended the wedding of Tom’s daughter, a former Michigan State soccer player, at a vineyard near his home in Akron OH. Tom and his wife Cindy have been married for 31 years and have three other children. Their eldest daughter is a medical resident in Terre Haute IN, a son is an Akron police office and their youngest son just graduated from Ohio State and was married last summer. Joe traveled from Utica NY, where he is an optometrist. Dave is the CFO of Premier Banks in the Twin Cities area, and with his wife Cindy, has three children and several grandchildren. Pat lives in South Bend, working in commercial lending at First Source Bank. He spent eight years in Minneapolis, where he was in banking and worked with Dave Howe. Pat recently had a beer with Chicago area attorneys Mike White and Mike Huguelet. Mike White’s daughter and grandchildren live in South Bend. Pat also connected with Al Emilian, who is an emergency room doctor in Fort Wayne. Dan Adler had a busy but bittersweet year. The Joliet attorney celebrated the weddings of two of his children. His son Jake, who graduated from the U of Iowa, married Megan Mole. His daughter Rachel, an Augustana College alum, married Robert Chee. Both live in the Chicago area. Sadly Dan lost his mother, Joanne Adler, on July 4. She left behind her husband of 61 years, Joe Adler ’52, and six children. Concelebrating her Mass was her brother, Father Ward Biddle, CP. Father Biddle con-celebrated our Baccalaureate Mass in 1976. Tom Dougherty was elected to the board of the law firm Lommen Abdo PA in Minneapolis. Jeanine Sterling dreaded the “big 60” for months until her sons and former husband treated her to a “destination birthday.” She and her family spent five days in Bermuda. The precious family time made this her best birthday ever. In May Jeanine was honored with the Award of the Year by the Notre Dame Club of Detroit in honor of her volunteer work to create outreach programs to connect with local alumnae and current students and their parents. A group of Farley women reunited at the Basilica to celebrate the wedding of David Brenner ’05, the son of Denise (Crowley) and Dave Brenner ’73, to Dr. Keri Oxley ’05. In attendance were his Domer siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins, including Donna (Crowley) and Jack Campbell, Nancy (Brenner) and Joe Sinnott, Rene ’79SMC and DJ Crowley ’78, Dr. Marie Brenner Somogyi ’08, Cindy Brenner ’09, Carrie Campbell ’05, Julie Campbell ’08, Dennis Crowley ’11 and Anne Crowley ’13. Also joining in the fun were Maryanne (Ries) Rogers, Shelley (Muller) and Craig Simon ’74, Mary Anne (Kennedy) Reilly with husband Ross Roeder, Mike and Mary Kay (Rochford) Demetrio, Betsy (Kall) Brosnan and Mimi (Philbin) and Dave Carlson. The couple will reside in Chicago, where Dave works for Google and Keri is a resident in psychiatry. Mimi and Dave’s son, John Carlson ’14, graduated from Notre Dame this year and works for NPV Advisors in Chicago. In May, Shelley and Craig’s son Peter married Tara Arthur in her hometown of Las Vegas. Pete splits his time as a golf pro between La Quinta CA and Big Sky MT. Continue to send updates on your 60th celebrations as well as any other news. Also be sure to check our Facebook page for information on class activities. — Mary Anne Kennedy Reilly; 7423 18th St. NE, Saint Petersburg FL 33702, 727-480-1251; mareilly@rfs-pa.com

76MBA Way to go Chairman

Larry Overlan reports on becoming a granddaddy. The baby looks like him, and Larry calls him Baby Chair. His name is Benjamin Branham. Larry’s daughter, Elisabeth Branham ’02, is Benjamin’s mother. Congrats to Larry and his whole family. It is always good to bring another Domer into the world. Come everyone, we need news. Blessings to you and your loved ones. — Mike Norris; 1021 Bloomview Circle, Rochester MI 48306; 248-330-5366; mikenorris@alumni.nd.edu

76JD Class Secretary —

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

77 Solidarity Days

They were not asked to “Park the Car in Harvard Yard” but were invited to the Harvard U seminar for new college presidents. Congratulations to our three college presidents: Thomas Kruczek of Notre Dame College OH, Joe Sopcich of Johnson County Community College KS and Dennis Hanno of Wheaton College MA. Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly spoke interactively by a live webchat with a Notre Dame Alumni Association audience in June and took email questions. Joya De Foor kicked off the first of our four “ND77 Solidarity Days” which aim to connect us with classmates and to remember our deceased classmates on our graduation anniversary, May 22. Alisa Fisher lit a Grotto candle to remember all of our classmates who have passed, far too soon, including her roommate, Anne Foley. Like his late father, John O’Connor ’38, in 1959, Gerry O’Connor received the Award of the Year last spring from the ND Club of Indianapolis, with many family and friends in attendance. Bill Ellsworth writes that his wife, Debbie Kenny Ellsworth, received a master’s of science degree in nursing as a clinical nurse leader from Elmhurst College. Deb works as a nurse navigator in oncology, helping women with cancer. Bill and Deb are the proud parents of four children and two grandchildren. Joe Donahue bravely ran the Boston Marathon again, cheered on by his wife Patty, son Will, and Boston suburb classmate John Tartaglione, his wife Sandy and daughter Maria. Sheila O’Brien suggested the second ND77 Day of Solidarity, a Day of Thanksgiving to connect with classmates and give service to others on the ‘doubly lucky’ Day of 7/7. Many classmates wrote to describe the joys of catching up with classmates or giving days of service. Tom Rearer continues to help his grandson through his medical issues, through advocacy of his Facebook page, Support Gavin Rearer-Horak. It was a beautiful wedding and ND minireunion for the family and friends of Ken and Lynn Mertensotto Girouard on July 19, when their only son Pat Girouard ’07 married Rosemary Walsh ’07SMC at Saint Mary’s College, with a reception at The Brink. Classmates in attendance included Bill Fallon, whose son Brian Fallon ’07 was a best man; John Clemency ’07 from Minnesota knew their son from childhood. Many family members on both sides are ND grads. Pat and Rosemary Girouard live in NYC, and Ken and Lynn live in Naples FL. Joan Bontempo was one of the influential ceramic artists whose invitational work was exhibited at the Washington County Historical Museum in Hagerstown MD from June through September. Class President Rob Tully and longtime friends Mike Santillo, John Goodmann and Jay Pittas enjoyed their annual Cubs and Pubs Day at Wrigley Field this summer. Our deepest sympathies go out to Barbara Boylan and Deb Joggerst Brown on the loss of their mothers, Catherine (Lydon) Boylan and Jessie Joggerst. May their beloved mothers rest in peace, and their families’ hearts be comforted with loving memories and support. Please remember to send in your news. — Virginia (Ginger) McGowan Bishop; 2594 Woodland Dr., Northbrook IL, 60062; res 847-291-7510; Classof1977@alumni.nd.edu

77MBA Class Secretary — Alan J. Fisher; afisher@hoeyfarina.com

77JD Career Changes

After graduation, John Fridlington moved to Los Angeles, joined the California Bar and served as counsel for the California Association of Realtors. After 23 years, he moved to Boston and became CEO of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors. John then moved on to Orlando in 2005 to become CEO of the 130,000-member Florida Association of Realtors. John is very happy with his position and with the Florida lifestyle. He doesn’t seem to miss Indiana weather and the mounds of snow that buried ND last winter. After 34 years and one day, Chad Busk retired from the Meijer legal department and launched his micro law firm, BUSKLAW. Chad was anxious to begin work in his own firm as an IT transactional lawyer, and, as Chad puts it, to keep his wine cellar stocked with something besides Mogen David. Roland Chamblee also transitioned to private practice as a criminal defense lawyer after 23 years of service as a St. Joseph County Superior Court Judge. — Janey Bennett; 4100 Edison Lakes Parkway, Mishawaka IN 46545; res 574-383-5745; bus 574-243-4100; jbennett@maylorber.com

78 Class Secretary — Jim Coyne; 12 DeForest Road Gladstone Manor, Lansdowne PA 19050; 267-847-8808; jcoyne@cohs.com

78MBA Class Secretary — Mamie Anthoine Ney;

350 Alewive Road, Kennebunk ME 04043 – MBA-6013; res 207-229-0989; bus 207-333-6640 × 2020; irishwasherwoman@alumni.nd.edu

78JD Super Lawyer

Congratulations to James Mall, who was selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for 2014. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business rating service, evaluates outstanding lawyers across the nation annually using statewide surveys, independent research evaluations and peer reviews in more than 70 practice areas. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state of Pennsylvania are selected and featured by Super Lawyers. Jim is a partner and chair of the Meyer, Unkovic & Scott Construction Practice Group in Pittsburgh and focuses his practice on construction and commercial litigation, land use and zoning. He has handled numerous construction cases involving power plants, ballparks, hospitals, airports, schools and commercial buildings. He also serves as counsel to the Hampton Township Zoning Hearing Board. Please take a minute to drop me a note about what is happening in your neck of the woods. — Dan LaVille; US Bankruptcy Court, One Division Avenue North, Room 200, Grand Rapids MI 49503; bus 616-732-2751; dlaville@comcast.net

79 Class Secretary — Barbara A. Langhenry;

3901 Whitman Ave., Cleveland OH 44113; res 216-651-8962, bus 216-664-2893; breclw@aol.com

79MBA Class Secretary — Patty Kennedy Kerr;

7750 Leonard St. NE, Ada MI 49301; 616-682-1223; kerrtaxcpa@gmail.com

79JD Class Secretary — Daniel F. McNeil;

1001 NW Lovejoy, Unit 205, Portland OR 97209; 503-539-9188; mcneil.daniel12@gmail.com