class notes

1960s

60 Priceless Moments

We have heard from 50 or so classmates who are planning to come to the 55th reunion in June 2015. I hope we have several hundred as we don’t have a lot of opportunities ahead to get together with the greatest class ever. We had a great crowd at out 50th in 2010. We hope for more responses for our minireunion dinner on Sept. 5 at Morris Park Country Club at 6:30 p.m. A fair number of us are into the daunting decision of “where to winter.” Our suggestion would be to winter in a few places to see what you like. Your decision will simplify very quickly as you proceed with that process. Tom Adamson says, “My experience in the Boston Marathon was not a good day for me running. I got too warm and finally decided I can’t take in enough fuel to keep me going without a colon. It goes right through me. I had two priceless moments however. The first was running with Dick Hoyt pushing his son in a wheelchair for the last three miles to the finish. He’s done this for about 35 years in a row at Boston and this was his last time. The crowd went nuts. The other was making the smart move to wear a Notre Dame t-shirt. There were lots of Irish fans the whole 26 miles, but the incredible highlight was running by Boston College at about 22 miles out. They were about 9 or 10 deep for a half mile and I got a high five from the entire front row. You’d think they were Notre Dame fans.” Tom Shishman says in the fall of 2013, “As I quote Father Ted daily, Venite Spiritus Sanctus. And He helps me get through the days, and nights. The Albuquerque contingent of ’60 met at Bob Frassanito‘s house in September with wives, for a microreunion game watch. … Denny Mangan (Diana), Tom Hirons (Janet), Mike Henderson (Pat), and I attended, and the gracious Elaine and Bob hosted us with a tasty Italian dinner.” Dick “Reb” Nowery says, “Thanks for your time and concern for all of us. I am doing fine and since retirement finding out how much it costs to live and hopefully breathe a little longer while here on this wonderful and challenging world of ours.” Wejay Bundara says, “I just returned from visiting my son in Three Rivers. I drove down to ND, got lost, walked on the campus and took pictures. The campus was beautiful but I didn’t recognize most of the buildings. At my age, I am not very optimistic about ever getting up that way again. On football, if I get to see another ND game it will probably be on ESPN.” George Michael Richvalsky said in December, “All is well in the Richvalsky household. I’m healthy and especially happy, even more so since my grandson arrived. Mother and baby are well, father is ecstatic. Courtney is to become a stay at home mom in the New Year. God Bless.” Paul Hundt said, “There’s so much sadness and bereavement in our class these days, here’s a happier note. At our 40th reunion in 2000, Terry Conway and I discovered that we had been hiking the hut system in the White Mountains of New Hampshire for many years, he with a group of Maryland friends who dub themselves The Eastern Shore Mountain Goats, and I as a solitary hiker. At his invitation, I joined them in 2001 and have hiked with Terry and his goats each summer since. The rich comradeship on the trail has been a pleasure over the years but the high point this year was to see Terry lead a third generation of four Conway grandchildren on a six-day traverse of the White’s Presidential Range, summiting Mount Washington in the process.” — Joseph F. Jansen; 9190 Southmont Cove No. 103, Ft. Myers FL 33908; 239-461-0980; cell 317-514-4478; jfjansen@aol.com

60JD Class Secretary — John DiNardo;

512-264-2027; johnadinardo.58@gmail.com

61 A Grand Event

The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Naples FL had great representation from the Fighting Irish of our class. Several of you have written about who was there including Prince Chuck Lennon and Arnie Leporati. The official list of participants from Chuck follows, to the tune of Dear Old Donegal: Ken Anderson, Dominica and Frank Annese (chairman of the dinner), Margaret and Dave Balane, Betty and Hank Bobbie, Carol and George Bott, Millie and Mike Brennan, Margaret and Ted Dawkins, Ed Delahanty and wife, Nikki and George Easley, Larry Erickson, Chidi and Phil Farley, Jill and Pat Feeney, Sheila and Jerry Fitzpatrick, Honora and Paul Flemming, Mary Lou and Ned Grant, Bill Hennighan, Susy and Mike Hoch (ND’s parade chairman), Steve Kiley ’60, Arnie Leporati, Kathy Lynn and John May, Alice and Jerry McKay, Pat and Pat McKeever, Barbara and Tom Melby, Joan and Tim Monahan, Ginny and George Niemeyer, Sharon and Wally O’Brien, Kathleen and Tom O’Donnell, Father Denis O’Shaugnessy (Mass celebrant), Tom Pawlick, Bree and Mickey Ryan, Marty Ronan, Carol and Al Salvino, Katie and Robert Weber, Barbara and Spike Werner, George Williams, Joan and Chuck Lennon, the Nebel twins and Gene Mulvaney. A grand time was had by all, Begorrah. In the category of can you top that, Pat Smyth writes that on the same day, he and seven others, including his son Pat Jr. ’93 ran the 8k Shamrock Shuffle in Chicago. Father Richard Zang, CSC, writes that he is facing his 75th birthday and 45 years as a Holy Cross priest, including 12 years as a ND rector. Happy birthday Father, and congratulations on your 45th anniversary. You will recall I asked Jay Whitney, our debater, to tell us about his debate our senior year on health care. He has promptly done so. He says the difference between the debate subject from the ACA was that compulsory health care required private insurance not funded by the government. Many of the arguments were similar: “Who’s going to pay if the insured can’t afford to pay? What good would it do to require the purchase of health insurance if a person could buy a policy for little or nothing with few benefits?” He says the ND debaters had a very good year. He lives in Berkley CA, is married to Julia Hedges ’63SMC and they have three sons, a doctor, a lawyer and a wine maker. They have seven grandchildren, including one grandson at ND. John Tufty writes, after our expose’ of his record-setting accomplishments in basketball, that he recently took a train to Chicago to attend a formal luncheon where his old roomy Jim Sullivan (Cook County circuit court judge) was given an award as Celt of the Year by the Celtic Legal Society of Chicago, in recognition of his years of service, especially his work on complex cases and assistance in setting up an elder court to address the needs presented by elders. John Wilson says he’s been an emeritus professor of biochemistry at Michigan State for 10 years. He misses the excitement of his research lab, but retirement has been good. He and wife Sandy live in East Lansing and winter in Tucson. This winter they enjoyed visits from Arlene and Bill Benzinger, as well as his ND roommate Ed Agnew and his wife Ann, all of whom live in Scottsdale. I regret that I received reports that Thomas Norman Glow has died (reported by Mike Edelmuth), and Carl G. Adler Jr. has died (reported by Joe Bellina ]r.). Please pray for their souls and for their families’ welfare. I have run out of room in these notes. If your note is not here, look for it next time. Abbie has the latch string out. Come see us. — *Joseph P. (”Pat") Kelly*; 2103 N. Wheeler St. Victoria TX 77901; jpkellytx@sbcglobal.net

61JD Class Secretary — John N. Moreland; jnmnd1958@aol.com

62 More Activities

We will hold a class minireunion the weekend of the North Carolina game, Oct.10-11. There will be a dinner on Friday evening at Yesterday’s, the restaurant that catered the dinner at Lou Schirano’s for our 50th. It will be followed by a game-day tailgate and then the game. Other activities will be added as we get closer to that weekend. If you plan to come, please let me know by Oct. 1. Ted Kretschmer was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreas cancer 3½ years ago but has been in remission for more than two years. He says, “I am grateful to so many family and friends, including my ND classmates, who have prayed for my return to health. Prayer, very aggressive chemo treatment from my UCLA doctor, and a gracious God have provided the opportunity for my wife, Lynn, and me to enjoy many special times with our three children and 14 grandchildren.” Last fall Ted and Lynn took a Holy Land pilgrimage but he is still receiving chemo treatment biweekly. Ted added, “I hope and pray my disease continues in remission. We thank God for each day that He grants us…” Hal Stearns and Dave Hemmy, plus their wives, met up in Australia where Dave was doing an external review of one the medical departments at the U of Adelaide. Also visiting Australia and New Zealand this past March were Annie and Pat Monahan. While in New Zealand, they met up with Joan and Carl Houck for lunch at their winter home on the South Island. Nine days later, Carl died suddenly of an apparent heart attack while fishing (which he loved) in the river close to their property. A funeral Mass and internment took place in Colorado; attending were Dick Sauer, John Shanahan and John Studebaker. Dick noted the ceremonies were well done and gave voice to Carl’s love of his faith, family, friends and fishing. Edmund (Terry) Burke retired from teaching at UC Santa Cruz in June 2010, though he continued to teach until last fall. Terry is currently research professor of history at UCSC, where he directs the Center for World History. He says, “I continue to be active in my field, though I find my granddaughter is taking more and more of my time.” Glenn Hendry’s daughter-in-law qualified for this year’s Boston Marathon but didn’t run because she gave birth that day to Glenn’s 15th grandchild. However, Charlie Monahan, a veteran world marathoner, did run. It was “my 40th and last marathon,” he said. Charlie never said where he finished. The 12th annual class golf outing was held in April in Estero FL, just north of Naples. It was preceded the night before with a dinner hosted by Mary and George Williams. Those playing, in addition to George, were Don Imbus, Bill Ford, Ted Nylese, Tom Weber, Bill Murphy and Bob Henry. Other foursomes included Dick Dyniewicz, Jim Olson, Ted Middendorf, Jack Madigan, Mike Hanley, Armand Reo, Deno Marino, Mike Loparco, Bill Moston and Jim Krauser. Tom McGarvey and John Goverau were at the course but didn’t play. Afterward, Pat and Angelo Daberio (who also played) hosted a cocktail party at their condo. If you are not receiving the weekly/bi-weekly class emails that go out on Sunday morning with current information about members of the class and event updates (such as the minireunion), please forward your updated email address. — Raymond Raedy; 5310 Rileys Ridge Road, Hillsborough NC 27278; 919-967-8816; ND62Secy@medicinemanremedies.com

62JD Class Secretary — Paul K. Rooney;

1209 Oakmont Drive, No. 2, Walnut Creek CA 94595; pkr101@aol.com

63 Winter and Summer

Mike Maguire, retired, boasting four kids and 12 grandchildren, winters in the Villages FL and summers in Elk River and Remer MN. Harry Steele of Indianapolis says, “Two years in the Army, five in public accounting, 34 as CFO of a regional specialty highway contractor and 10 years in retirement; lost my hair, gained a belly; married 48 years; five children, seven grandchildren. Ireland in 2005 with ND Alumni Travel; a pilgrimage to Rome, Assisi and Venice in 2010; going back to Italy with ND Alumni Travel this spring; we visit Civil and Revolutionary War battlefields and do genealogy in our spare time. I usually get up to most of the football games. I lived in Dillon first floor next door to Phil Rye and John McLaughlin.”

Tom Longeway of Barrington IL, supporting the team, saw his first lacrosse game, ND’s defeat of Northwestern. “Having been a fencer I was accustomed to playing before a ‘crowd’ composed of my roommates (sometimes) and an occasional girlfriend, so I cheered with all of my GO Irish spirit. Nobody had painted faces. The ‘crowd’ of roughly 150 (mostly parents and siblings) seemed equally split between the teams. They seemed delighted that a non-parent showed up for the game.” David Paliganoff, South Bend, winters in Fort Myers FL and attends ND southwest Florida alumni events. “I saw three women’s ND basketball games in South Bend in November and December; go Muffet’s Muffins.” Bill Sparks of Columbus OH, student body treasurer in 1962, missed the 50th because of a family wedding but says Mike Whitney reported it was “a great time.” Bill and Marlene married 51 years ago. “Marlene went to Holy Cross Nursing in South Bend and we met at a mixer in 1960; renewed our vows at the Grotto on June 13, a special place for us, not only while we were at ND, but in the years since. We have five kids, four boys and a girl and six grand kids. I’ve been retired for seven years and loving it. I am president of the Diocesan Council for The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. That keeps me more than busy when I’m not playing golf or visiting the kids. I enjoy life in the 70’s; I’ve got my health and am very blessed.” Barry Bohn MD is still practicing (ophthalmology) in Lafayette LA. He reports that Richard Engelhardt died in December, in Williamsville NY. “Engy” was “a good friend, retired investment mortgage negotiator, biologist, marine, drinking buddy, Sasquatch chaser and one who was ‘riding against the wind.’” So too it was that Joseph Martin “Marty” Green, a prominent Texas lawyer with a Harvard law degree (and a MA in English from U of Virginia), died in Beaumont TX in March after a long illness. His obit described Marty in familiar terms: “as accomplished as any man should ever hope to be, but he would undoubtedly deny such praises to his final day. He was a true renaissance man. A gentleman, a scholar, an aficionado of good food and drink, a lover of Texas history, a lifelong pilgrim to Bolivar Peninsula, an inquisitive and adept theologian, a hunter, a respected lawyer, a devoted father, a loving husband, son, brother, and uncle, a published author, a cook of both renowned abilities and horrible messes, a beautiful tenor with a love for singing alongside his friends and family, a cowboy with a uncanny ability to eat cornbread and enchiladas, a football player who looked the part of center all the days of his life, a theology teacher, a Knight of the Grand Cross of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher, board of the Symphony of Southeast Texas, a fisherman with a knack for having his boat break down anywhere and everywhere or the trailer fall apart, or flat tires at the exact inopportune moment, etc.” Wife Peggy Woodlin’63SMC survives as do their four children and 17 grandchildren. As a next door neighbor in Dillon Hall, the obit (edited) describes Marty as I would have expected him to be: “His family was his treasure. He wanted to share with them everything he loved, from great books to music, gumbo, humor, and Notre Dame Football. An avid hunter and fisherman, Marty shared his passion for the outdoors with his family and friends, spending many great summers at the family beach house catching speckled trout and playing songs around the campfire.” Also, “Marty had a great love for his faith and he lived it with every fiber of his being.” — Regis W. Campfield; 7534 Oakbluff, Dallas TX 75254; res 972-239-1141; fax 972-458-6928; rwcampfield@alumni.nd.edu

63JD Class Secretary — Bernard P. “Bud” Malone;

Mortgages USA, 4455 LBJ Freeway, No. 1200, Dallas TX 75244; 972-720-0500 ext. 465; fax 214-393-5536; budmalone@mortgagesusa.com

64 Lots of News

But wait until the next issue when I have all the notes from our 50th reunion. I expect to report that a good time was had by all. For now, Tony Rodriguez writes that he was in the Army for 18 months after graduation, then on to Washington as an assistant to Puerto Rico’s representative in Congress. He has been in PR ever since, establishing a very successful law firm and equally successful marriage of 46 years. They have three children, all living within five minutes of their home. Tony spends less time at the office than was the case before, so he and his wife are doing lots of traveling: Utah, Maryland, Israel, Jordan and Burgundy in the last year. Another Army vet, Paul Trost, served in Vietnam and subsequently earned a PhD in geochemistry from Colorado School of Mines. He worked in the mining and oil fields as a geochemist, often forming his own companies and then selling them. Paul was married to Judy for 43 years prior to her death. His son is a career Navy officer and his daughter is a paramedic. He has three grandchildren and lives in the foothills of Colorado. I expect to see my high school buddy Ted Hardman at the reunion. He will be there with his eldest son, Kevin ’94. Mary and TJ Tomjack attended the dedication of the Stinson Rugby Pitch last fall and enjoyed the fun of being with ND’s first rugby team after many years. The Tomjacks live in central Oregon where TJ is “sort of” retired. They have three daughters and six grandchildren. Bill Bosworth reports that he has managed to write a novel and get it published, no small feat. The book, The Decision, is being published by Tate Publishing. A brief synopsis is available on the Tate website. We will miss Jim Walsh at the reunion. After working for 35 years in the healthcare industry in Hawaii, he expected to be attending as retired alum. However, a higher calling intervened. Jim just started a new job as the director of pastoral planning for the Diocese of Honolulu, encompassing all of Hawaii. He is excited about the opportunity to help the diocese with its five-year plan and the parishes across the state in developing individual pastoral plans to address their unique needs. We expect to see Jon James at the reunion. He will travel all the way from Ongole, five hours north of Chennai in India. Jon founded the Premananda Orphanage Centre which has grown dramatically over the years. There are three separate centers now, serving the needs of more than 145 orphan children, all of them Dalits, the lowest caste in India. Another 50 are in higher education in junior or senior colleges nearby. Jon heads up an extensive global fundraising network, as you might imagine. He also reports that four ND students, sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns, have worked at Premananda in recent years. — Paul R. Charron; 44 Contentment Island Road, Darien CT 06820; 203-655-3930; paul.richard.charron@gmail.com

64JD Golden Jubilee

Since this is submitted at April’s end and will not be published until July, intervened by our golden jubilee reunion in May, I have no news to report. Blessings to all on our 50th. — Richard Balfe Wagner; 1204 Erskine Manor Hill, South Bend IN 46614; 574-299-9888; 760-567-1270; rs-wag@sbcglobal.net

65 Geologist in Georgia

Tom Hanley, professor emeritus of geology, Columbus State U in Georgia, has been retired since 2006. Tom and his wife Judy have a daughter, Laura, who earned her MBA at ND just prior to our 40th reunion, and four grandsons. Tom has published several interesting books, including Rock Trials in Central Park. He and Judy help out at FDR’s Little White House in Warm Springs and have taken cruises with ND groups. Tom reports that Mike McLane died in March at his home in Las Cruses NM. Mike was a fellow geologist who also earned his PhD at IU based on field work in Montana. He worked as an exploration geologist in the Rocky Mountains and Indonesia where he lived for more than a decade. He was well known for his research in petroleum exploration. Pat Zilvitis retired from The Gillette Company as their chief information officer, but remains on the board of a public engineering software company, Ansys, Inc. in Pittsburgh. Pat and his wife, Judy, have four children and 12 grandchildren. Son Mike ’95 and daughter Susie ’92 are ND grads. Susie was captain of the first varsity soccer team. Pat and Judy live on Lake Sunapee NY and spend fall and spring near Myrtle Beach SC. Steve Hook, Columbus OH, reports that John Pastore is a partner in the Clifton Park NY firm of Pentkowski, Pastore and Freestone specializing in criminal law. John graduated from Dickinson School of Law and spent most of his career as a public defender in New York. He lives in Niskayuna NY, which according to John is an Iroquois word for “land of high taxes.” He has a physician daughter, Kate ’94, and two grandchildren. Matt Lambert, a surgeon, left patient care 20 years ago to work for Kaufman Hall, a strategic and financial advisory service. His client base includes academic medical centers, health systems, hospitals and physician groups. He is serving a three-year term on the board of The Catholic Health Assoc. and his travels exceed 100,000 miles annually. Matt and his wife, Donna, celebrated their 36th anniversary and have two children. Jim Dwyer who lives in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, reports that there is only one Catholic church in the country. It was built at a cost of $4 million five years ago when there were fewer than 100 Catholics. Now he estimates that there are two-to-four times as many. Begin planning for our 50th reunion next June. Festivities will start on a Thursday evening. Look for details in future columns. — James P. Harnisch MD; 6759 West Mercer Way, Mercer Island WA 98040; jphnd65@ hotmail.com

65JD Class Secretary — John Donald O’Shea; pelaguis@aconline.com

66 Notwithstanding

As I prepared to head out to the ND Club of Chicago’s 56th annual Rockne Dinner, I seriously hoped that our collective brain cells are not disproportionately atrophying. This is another column in which the news is spare. I hope it’s just a sign that you’re all too busy to send info.

Thanks to old reliable Cap Gagnon, I received a newspaper photo of Heisman finalist and great ND back Nick Eddy, who now finds fulfillment as a special education teacher in Modesto CA. Former Stanford Hall bud and Nitelighter Tony Andrea shared news that he is working with the Pat Tillman Foundation here in Chicago and promises to call the next time he is in town. Frank Tetlow made it to campus for the Blue-Gold game with his grandson, who may attend ND’s football camp this summer. I heard from Jack Gerken, who was in St. Pete in March working the IndyCar race and had dinner with Shirley and Tom Begley. Jack says Tom is busy talking up our 50th and that he and Shirley look great. Jack’s Carol will serve as VP of Nursing for a new hospital opening in San Diego in June and then they are talking about retiring. They plan to hit either the Michigan or Stanford game on campus and definitely ASU there. I heard from ND trustee Bob Conway that a great group of mates made it to US Ambassador to Italy John Phillips’ country home in Tuscany for a grand renewal of friendship. Among those on hand were Ta and Peter Budetti of Kansas City; Barbara and Tim Gunn of NYC; Marge and Jim Schulte of Scottsdale; Maureen and Jay McGowan; Kathy and John Frey of Santa Fe; Mamo and Max Graham of Hawaii; Elizabeth and Paul Walker of Los Angeles; Larry Allen and Vicki Dungan of DC; Diane and Pablo Moore of Los Angeles; Johnna and Pat Cashill of Reno, along with Jon and his wife Linda and Bob’s bride Ricki of London. It sounds like a fab time was had by all, including lots of gastronomical fare and vino. That reminds me that we have had two ambassadors in our class: John P and the late Mike Wadsworth, who served as Canada’s ambassador to Ireland. We should mention our two ND trustees: Bob C and Doug Ford. I hate to end on a sad note, but Tom Bornhorst passed on suddenly on April 3 in Ft. Laramie OH. Tom had been an all-state basketball player at Piqua High, where he also achieved all-American recognition in football. We remember Tom from his stint on the Irish round ball team. He is survived by his wife Margaret and four sons. That’s it for this issue. It is two short years until our 50th reunion, which promises to be a grand renewal of fellowship. Plan now to be there and in the interim, send a little news. — Tom Sullivan; 2028 Elmwood Ave., Wilmette IL 60091; cell 312-415-3353; tsullivan@ric.org

66JD Sad News

I’m sorry to report that we have had two deaths among our classmates during the past few months. John Gottlick passed away from an aortic aneurysm at his home in Fennville MI on Dec. 31. John had been engaged in the general practice of law in Chicago for 30 years before retiring to his home in the Saugatuck MI area, where he became very active as a volunteer in community activities. He traveled extensively throughout the world and, according to the local press, was “ever a political man, enjoying lively debates with his many friends on national and world issues.” Richard “Dick” Steinbronn died on April 9. Dick had an illustrious career after graduating from law school. He served in the Army for two years before entering private law practice in Indiana for 28 years. Dick then moved to North Carolina where he practiced real estate law until just before his death. Dick is survived by his wife Patricia, two daughters, a son and four grandchildren. As some of you may recall, my father, Clarence J. Ruddy ’27 was the secretary of his law class and, as the years went by, he would often comment on how less joyous the news of his classmates became as they all grew older. I’m becoming aware of this myself and, as always, I welcome good news from any of you such as the report I’ve just now received from Bob Siebert, who continues to enjoy his retirement from the IRS and describing his summer plans to travel to Italy. Bob has noted the lack of news from our classmates and reminds us that our 50th reunion will be in just two years. He is concerned that if Steve Seal is spending less time in South Bend it may be difficult for him to utilize his excellent organizational skills in making hotel and restaurant plans for the returning alumni. I have just heard from Steve, however, who assures me that he and Bonnie return to South Bend from Venice FL each summer so he’ll still be handling the arrangements for the reunion. However, the recent closure of the Summit Club will necessitate finding another venue for our class dinner. Start packing. — Phillip C. Ruddy; 269-469-1933; rudds241@aol.com

67 Irish Angels

Bob Dowdell reports from Laguna Beach CA that he is active in Irish Angels, an entrepreneurial and financial support group for students, faculty and alumni who are involved in start-up organizations. The group is headquartered in Chicago and is not directly sponsored or overseen by the University. Bob and his wife Grace recently downsized their living accommodations to a condo in the Laguna area. Leo Collins was recently elected vice-president of the ND Senior Alumni Board. Leo has retired from his wealth management business in Minneapolis but will remain a few months as a consultant. Leo also reports that Tom Heiden was involved on the periphery of the Northwestern U football players’ unionization event. Karl Gustke, who resides in St. Petersburg FL, is interested in Joe Devlin’s get together in New York for the Syracuse game if enough classmates respond to Joe that they will also be attending. Mike Thiel is still the CEO of Hideaways International Travel Club headquartered in Portsmouth NH, but he has personally coupled his travel business with his passion for fishing by taking excursions to British Columbia to helicopter-fish for salmon, and to Turks & Caicos for bone fishing. Jack Sullivan, who resides between eastern Tennessee and some parts of West Virginia, was recently on campus for a Monogram Club event and reports that Al Kramer, the head manager on the ’66 football team, and his wife Maria reside in Grafton WI. Al was in Navy ROTC, and when he finished his obligations to the Navy while at Marquette U, he opened his own business as a stock broker, and Maria opened a practice as a psychologist. Both have sold their businesses, and they now enjoy time with grandchildren in Grafton. Pat Shaw is in Bethesda MD with his wife Georgia. Pat retired recently from being the general counsel at American Association of University Professors in Washington DC, where Pat mostly represented free speech issues for the academic members of the organization. Dan Madigan reports attending the extravaganza wedding of Katie and Jim (JB) Quinn’s youngest daughter, Kerrin, in Carefree AZ in April. Kerrin married Tyson Siegler who is the nephew of classmate Chris Siegler. In attendance at the wedding (all with their original long-suffering spouses) were Chuck Malley, Mike O’Connell, Paul Kelly and Ed O’Neill. Dan reports it was a lovely party and a good minireunion. Several of the gang stayed out as late as 10:30. I fully retired in June from RubinBrown, the CPA firm that acquired my old CPA firm three years ago. Please write to keep us all informed. — Bert Bondi; bertrbondi@gmail.com

67JD Paying Back and Paying Forward

Carol and Jack Couch dedicate a large portion of their free time working at a therapeutic horse riding program for special children and adults. Carol horseback rides with the children, while Jack is learning to drive a horse-drawn coach that can accommodate wheelchairs. They look to expand the program to include disabled vets. Believe it or not, another of our classmates, John Nelson, also drives a stage coach, as a volunteer for a museum in Colorado. We must be the only Law School class with two stage coach drivers. Of course, with the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, John can give new meaning to the lyrics of “Rocky Mountain High.” Giddyup! John was recently appointed a director of the Victim Assistance Fund that sponsors programs to help crime victims. In his spare time, John also volunteers at a hospice facility nearby. Sean Keenan volunteers his time in juvenile court helping youngsters charged with truancy. He also finds time to take on greedy landlords in eviction proceedings and alleged damages to substandard property. Sean also celebrated the birth of his third grandson. John Fine found his calling long ago by investigating and reporting on (in more than two dozen published books) threats to our seas and sea life. Working on and under the water in Florida, John is documenting the proliferation of green algae, caused by pollution that is killing the coral reef. A fringe benefit has allowed him to witness and record the return of a loggerhead sea turtle to the same reef for the 23rd year. How does he know it is the same turtle? Easy, John had interviewed him for one of his books years ago. Susan and Gerry Sandweg vacationed in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. An eye opening adventure was climbing through the Cu Chi tunnels outside Saigon and understanding how those tunnels facilitated the killing of so many US soldiers. Ken Lazarus proudly published a picture in March of his new grandson, Quincy, a product of son Joe and Emily Lazarus. Tom Sullivan had both knees replaced, simultaneously, a few months ago. Tom doesn’t mention what he replaced them with but, needless to say, he had to put pickleball tournaments on the back burner for several months. Pam and Tom sailed on a river cruise from Budapest to Germany in late May. When not touring Europe’s rivers, the couple splits their time between Florida and Michigan. Bob Barkley is living on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, which is where Hurricane Katrina deposited him in 2005. Bayou Bobby has cut back considerably on his office time, filling his day with house chores and, like the rest of us, wondering how he ever found the time to go to the office in the first place. Bob’s wife Diana, also an attorney, is far too young to retire and relies heavily on her aging, overweight, and white-haired houseboy (his words, not mine) to grocery shop and pick up the dry cleaning. He does find the time to fish locally as well as take road fishing trips with his buddies. Bobby has five children, including Matthew ’99 and wife Becky ’99SMC. His daughter Ashley was recently married but Bob did not walk her down the aisle. She was married on a bridge, of course, and so Bobby walked her across the bridge on her wedding day. One gets the feeling that his life revolves around water, bridges and fish. — Jim Heinhold; 1200 Carmel Lane, New Bern NC 28562; res 252-638-5913; im4irish@aol.com

The Great 68

Prescient Class President Tom Weyer advised as 2014 dawned that this would be the year when the Class of ’68 would be 68 years old. The transition, already being led by Tom Condon, Dennis Reeder, John Walsh, me and others, has left plenty of spring in the slowly maturing group. At the same time, Jim Hutchinson reminds us that he, Rich Rogers and Neil Rogers lie outside the normal age range; the three will not reach age 68 this year, despite some personal identification carried at social functions during our University years. Jim’s mocking note is no surprise to those who long have put up with these near-Millennials’ behavior: helicopter parents demanding that their precious ones be given favored places at football games, tantrums about column attention inferior to that of a Bryan Dunigan or a Mike Helmer. Besides, anyone who could handle the past winter can handle a new birthday. For Pat Collins, the Washington DC area Channel 4 television news reporter, the unusual amounts of snowfall burnished his fame when Pat took to measuring the snow with a stick and wry humor. John McCoy sent a link to a March 6 Tony Kornheiser radio show. At 17 minutes of the show’s second hour, the hosts burst into a lengthy paean to Pat. He is called “iconic,” “at the mountaintop (of reporting)” and “one of the last great characters of the news business.” Dennis Gallagher saw causality in Pat’s reports: send him to the Bahamas or another place where there would be no snow to measure, Dennis said. Dennis Toolan, who promised Mary Lou the sun, moon and stars when they married in April 2013, gave her a South Bend snowfall that day and a Chicago one for their first anniversary. Jean Guerin and Carmi Murphy had the sense to be in Naples FL during some of the winter; they played golf with husbands Roger Guerin and Chris Murphy. On Florida’s east coast, Jerry Murray set up a sure thing: a Singer Island beach party. Jerry wrote: “(After attending three losses in 2013), I set up a guaranteed win party for the Blue Gold game. I hosted Bob Kubiak and Sharon and a number of other ND fans. Cookout and pool party was a blast in 82 degree weather plus ND and the Yankees won.” In an annual ritual, a group of classmates and many children attended the Chicago White Sox’s season opener, which was a victory. Tom Weyer counted 40 regulars, including former Pangborn Hall social animals Mick Hyland, Bryan Dunigan, Dave Kabat, and Rick McPartlin, who ran the tailgate brats operation. Nancy and Dennis Emmanuel, Ottumwa IA, revealed themselves as closet White Sox fans, Tom said. Mick Hyland said the late Sandy Carrigan will be the St. George High School, Evanston IL, “Man of the Year” when his classmates gather in May for their 50th anniversary.

Paul Ramsey, whose global sightseeing includes the sight of misery he won’t ignore, has become one of the leaders of a new organization giving direct help to Indians needing healthcare or other services. Continuing to consult globally on the kinds of education issues he addressed as an executive of ETS, Paul dedicates much time to The India Group, www.theIndiaGroup.net.

While in New York during March, I stayed a night with Paul and almost saw Gini Waters Enright ’68SMC, who is neighbor to a Brooklyn home we were visiting. Did a phone call to Gini have her bound out her back door, vault the fence, and arrive for a warm hug? Nope. Reflecting on this, I realized I never mentioned Pat (Jake Keenan) or Jim Davis; Gini figured they were not present. I had not mentioned Tom Condon, Pat Collins and Tom McKenna; they could have been present. Gini did say she had the flu, which sounded true. Larry “Monk” Forness had the Internet spiking with emailed prayers and encouragement as he readied for heart surgery on April 24. The 2014 ND hockey season taxed the heart of the Granger IN classmate. The Maryland legislature lobbying season ended, Jay Schwartz traveled during early May in Istanbul, Jerusalem and Barcelona. See our class blog, www.ndclass1968.com, for photos of Jay in his fine travel garb: ND cap, cameras slung around his neck, alpine walking stick in hand, wife-beater shirt, creased shorts, socks to the knees. The May 25 wedding of Pat DeMare’s daughter Sarah will reunite Pat with the Eagle Lake crew of Bob Santaloci, Dave Graves, Pat Furey, Rich Rogers and Neil Rogers. The Kentucky Derby brings memories of John Fowler, the gracious Louisville classmate who died last year. May John and the rest of our departed friends remain in our thoughts and prayers. Send news. — Tom Figel; 1054 West North Shore, Apt 3-E, Chicago IL 60626; bus 312-223-9536; tfigel@lake-effect.com

68JD Many Contributions

Our thanks to Tom Curtin for his many years of service as class secretary. He is indeed a special person and has made many contributions to the Notre Dame community. This will be a short column since Tom has been the only member of our class to provide any information. Tom continues to remain active in the New Jersey Bar, and Chief Justice Stuart Rabner appointed Justice Hernandez and Tom as co-chairs to develop a program that will achieve speedier justice without sacrificing due process and fairness to litigants. After a lengthy review of the current litigation system, the Committee made 14 separate recommendations as to how to expedite litigation matters, including instituting a pilot program that will limit interrogatories and establish an initial case management conference order as well as other recommendations. In reviewing Tom’s information, I noted that the committee included John Coyle. As you are aware, JC is a retired judge and serves as a mediator/arbitrator in a variety of cases. From a personal standpoint, Suzanne and I recently completed a 16-day tour of China which involved stops in Beijing, Shanghai and a six-day cruise on the Yangzi River. It was a delightful trip, but the recovery period is difficult. I continue to represent employers on labor matters on a full-time basis. Charlie Weiss and I routinely see each other. I might note that there has been no change in Charlie’s appearance for a number of years. We need to determine his secret. Please provide me with an update for future articles. — Dennis G. Collins; Greensfelder Hemker & Gale, PC, 10 S. Broadway, Suite 2000, St. Louis MO 63102; 314-516-2648; fax 314-241-3643; dgc@greensfelder.com

69 Commitment to Notre Dame

Hopefully by the time everyone reads this, we will have had a terrific 45th reunion and we will have been reenergized with our commitment to Notre Dame and to each other. I want to correct an error that I made in my earlier column in that I misspelled classmate Gary Campana’s last name. Gary has self-published novels on Amazon. If you go to Amazon and type in his name in the search box, all the books will come up. He publishes straight fiction and two of them are about a priest who went to Notre Dame: Crucifixion and The Darkness. He just can’t get ND out of his system and hopefully you will have had a chance to reconnect with Gary at the reunion. I apologize for misspelling your name, Gary. I wish you the best. Classmate Bob “Flash” Franken will begin his 15th year this fall as adviser to the Dome yearbook and Scholastic magazine at ND. The publications won the top awards in the Indiana Collegiate Press Association competition in April. He also advises The Shirt Project, which marks its 25th anniversary this year. Sales of The Shirt benefit student charities and clubs. This year’s Shirt is a new non-shrink fabric that is lighter and more comfortable. It’s available through many alumni clubs as well as at the campus Bookstore and website. Bob was news director of WSND as a student. I hope you have a great summer. Go Irish. — Tom Ryan; 248-334-9938; sylvanlawtr@gmail.com

69MBA Class Secretary — Dennis B. McCarthy;

P.O Box 246, Bear Lake MI 49614; bus 231-864-3111 ext. 115; dbmc2@blarneycastleoil.com

69JD 45th Reunion

Plans are being finalized for our 45th reunion for the Rice football game weekend, Aug. 30. I have reserved a block of rooms at the Varsity Club in Mishawaka. Contact Anne Lederer at 574-277-0955 to make room reservations. The reunion will start with golf at the Warren Course on Friday morning and a reception at the Varsity Club Friday evening. I am working with Dean Newton’s office to be part of the “March Under The Arch” before the game and to arrange a tour of the Law School. Plans include a dinner after the game. The response has been good so far. There will be a few surprise persons at the reunion. Call to make your room reservations as the weekend is senior alumni weekend. Dick Harbinger passed away on Jan. 17. Dick achieved much in his life. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal for his services as a pilot in WW II and Korea. He served as a deputy attorney general in California and deputy district attorney. He also worked as a writer for Hollywood studios. Gary Stoff is working full time as the Republican director of the board of election commissioners in the city of St. Louis. Gary and his wife, Betsy, are kept busy with seven grandchildren with number eight on the way. Despite the nasty winter, Gary and Betsy would not consider living anywhere else but St. Louis. Jim Gillece was on a three-person panel judging the ABA Student Division Moot Court Regional Competition for the second time. He has also judged the ABA final competition. I had lunch with my old housemate, Chris Carroll ’68JD, who lives and practices on Maui. Chris lost his wife last year but is otherwise doing fine and is still “Chris.” See you at the reunion. — Jim Starshak; 889 Kaohe Place, Honolulu HI 96825, res 808-395-0443; bus 808-523-2515; jstarshak@carlsmith.com