class notes

1980s

80 Class Volunteers

We are looking for a few more classmates to step forward and assume leadership roles in the class. If you are interested, please contact me, Ellen Dorney Colyer or Dom Yocious. A call for volunteers went out to our class email distribution. If you did not receive it, it is likely that you need to update your contact information on myNotreDame. We hosted our first virtual prayer event on Sunday, Aug. 8. Classmates are encouraged to join in prayer at 8 p.m. ET on the first Sunday of each month. If you have intentions or needs, please contact our angels at 80angelsoncall@gmail.com. For the second time in four years, a classmate has been awarded the prestigious Dooley Award by the ND Alumni Association. For his tireless efforts in the fight against lymphatic filariasis, the cause of elephantiasis and a leading cause of disability worldwide, Rev. Thomas Streit, CSC, ’80, ’85MDiv, ’94PhD was presented with the 2015 Dr. Thomas A. Dooley Award. Greg Sebold and his father have built a small airplane from a kit. After a bit of persuasion, Greg got his father into the cockpit and reports that his dad was grinning the whole time. Greg and Molly made it to the Duke game. Their son, Jimmy, is a junior at ND and is spending the fall semester in Perth, Australia.* Michael J. Sullivan* has been named a Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in Detroit for the fifth time. Elaine (Glaid) and Jim Buddie ’81 cheered on their daughter Melissa ’12 and son-in-law Denes Veres ’11 as the younger Domers completed the 2016 Wisconsin Ironman competition. The highlight of the day occurred when Jim and Elaine as volunteers at the finish line were able to give Melissa and Denes their well-earned medals. Mary Ryan Amato reports that Leo Latz joined her and husband John at the Josephinum Academy 125th anniversary gala as the guests of Mary Beckman Gordon ’81SMC. Mary and Leo hit the dance floor and Leo spent time visiting with Archbishop Blasé Cupich. Len Cullo joined Clarion U as its VP for finance and administration. Len spent 20 years as a finance executive at Heinz. Although quiet, Len was a favorite among the Badinites. “You can’t hide, Lenny.” Mary Jo Basara Higgins has returned to the workforce in her original profession. She is a physical therapist working as a freelancer in the Palm Beach area. Notre Dame architecture grads gathered to celebrate the wedding of Paul Kelsch and John Catalano. Paul is a landscape architecture professor at Virginia Tech’s Alexandria VA program. John is a FEMA housing specialist. Judy and John Kelsch ’51 hosted a delightful brunch the following day. Members of the Notre Dame contingent attending were Karen and Joe Behles ’81, Anne Woodhouse and Tim Debelius, Jessie Reed, Maria Gillcrest, Molly Mahoney, Maria and Martin Desapio and Deb and Tom Sherer. Lyons Hall classmates gathered in Chicago for a dinner at Bob and Kathy (McCann) Carey’s home and then returned to Notre Dame for the dedication and blessing of the Hesburgh Library. In addition to the “usual suspects” were Josephine Lucey of Sunnyvale CA; Mary Fishman of Chicago, who entertained with stories of her documentary film work with nuns and architects plus her web series on undocumented immigrants; and Tara (Begley) Wegener, a family mediation attorney from Quincy MA. After the dedication and blessing, the Lyons Hall gang ran into Kevin (and Marty) Hart, Rich (and Diana) Branning and Ken (and Joan) Richmond, toured the new Mary Hesburgh Flaherty Hall, and watched the Stanford vs. Notre Dame football game with former Lyons Hall football coach Steve Thomas ’78. Paul Hemmer reports that Steve Dillon passed away suddenly, likely from a heart attack. Our hearts go out to our friends and their families. — Mary Ellen Woods; mew.1980@alumni.nd.edu

80MBA Author, Author

The Duke vs. Notre Dame weekend was fantastic in every way, except for the final score. Classmates who attended included Pete King, Dave Kavanaugh, Rich Walker, Larry Sellars and Mike Maloney. Larry’s wife Aimee has written a book called Faete, a young adult paranormal novel that has morphed into two books that Aimee calls the Blood Moon series. Larry still has his 45-year-old MG that he takes to vintage sports car events, and he enjoys the occasional sail on Lake Michigan. Mike Maloney’s wife, Cathy (Gallagher) Maloney ’79, is also an accomplished author and has published several books, most recently the history of the Chicago Horticultural Society and Chicago Botanical Garden. Their son Thomas graduated from Marquette in 2015 with a BS in civil engineering and is working for The Walsh Group. Mike is still with Accenture as managing director of operations. Pete King commented on how fast life passes by as he writes that he and wife Camille have been married for 32 years and have two daughters living in Chicago and a son in the Twin Cities. As we were hoping, Rich Walker made his first appearance back in ND in many years, driving all the way from Dallas. It was obvious that he enjoyed catching up with old friends. Before the football game, Dave Kavanaugh organized an impromptu tailgater and while we shared stories, legendary sportscaster Dick Vitale stopped nearby and we all had a picture taken with him. Also, stopping by to say hello were Len Morris ’79MBA, Jim Uriah ’79MBA, John Hurley ’79MBA and Doug Wetmore ’79. Joe Bowers writes that his tax practice has kept him very busy this year, and Hurricane Matthew delayed his family vacation to Disney with the grandkids for a few weeks. He is eager to get together at a game next year. Mike Previte wrote that he is teaching HR and Leadership at Waukesha County Technical College in their school of business. He says it’s a true calling in that he can help people better themselves and feels he is making a difference. Bravo Mike. I’m sure your students appreciate you and are fortunate to have a Notre Dame MBA as their teacher. Mike has been married to wife Laura for 33 years with five kids and two grandkids. In his spare time, he coaches high school girls’ field hockey. Finally, I’d like to say a word about G. Dewey Ratliff Jr. ’77MBA, who passed away last July. Dewey worked for a spinoff company of Texas Instruments called Mostek and came back to ND in the spring of 1980 to recruit for them. He ended up flying a bunch of our classmates down to Dallas for second interviews. Fortunately, they offered me a job and I accepted. About seven years ago, I looked him up and wrote to express my gratitude for giving me that first chance back in 1980. He wrote back on how surprised and happy he was to hear from me and talked about his life, successful careers and loving family. I’m so glad that I got a chance to thank him and hope that we can all remember to thank someone who has made a difference in our lives while they are still with us. Please drop me a line with any news and your latest contact information. Go Irish. — Joe Kearney; 9 Daniels Hill Road, Newtown CT 06470; res 203-364-0346; jos.w.kearney@gmail.com

80JD Lots of News

Congratulations to our own Judge Danny Buckley who will become the presiding judge of Los Angeles County on Jan. 1. He will be in charge of all the judges and the entire LA County Court System. Congratulations to Judge Kathy Gallogly Cox ’76, ’79JD who became chief administrative judge of Baltimore County. Two Double Domers at the helm of two huge court systems. The people of your counties and states are lucky to have you at the helm. Jane Farrell wrote with lots of news. She penned Mollie Murphy and is a full professor at the Ave Maria Law School where her husband, Rich Meyer, is a professor, too. Here is news on the children: Michael is happy in Chicago working for an advertising agency; Patrick graduated from the U of Michigan law school and is a law clerk for a federal magistrate judge in Corpus Christi; Clare served a year with the Jesuit Volunteer Corp in California and is a first year law student at UVA law school; Kathleen just started with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in St. Louis; Matthew is studying engineering at the U of Michigan and Andrew is a junior in high school. Daughter Kate led her age group at the Leadville 100 mountain bike race on Aug. 13 and on Aug. 16 was at Notre Dame beginning a master’s program in global health. She has deferred law school. Daughter Mary is in her fourth year at U of Wyoming studying business and will graduate after another year. She hopes to be a college athletic director. Mary went to South Bend to spend a weekend with Kate at ND and go to the Duke game. Pete Karlowicz treated them to a behind-the-scenes tour of his famous haunted house in Niles. Son Frank has a law degree from Creighton and is hoping for a position with the government. Thanks, Jane, for your news and congrats on your children. Judy Gunderson Muncy wrote, “We’re still in lovely Campobello SC and I am still singing, but mostly in my basement. That’s where my pottery studio is located and, while I still take singing lessons, my latest obsession is throwing pots. (To clarify, I throw pots on a potter’s wheel, not at the walls or, heaven forbid, at Curt). I’ve recently joined an independent study/mentoring program at a pottery studio in Asheville NC called The Village Potters and I’m having the time of my life learning all sorts of new things. (I should have paid more attention in high school and college chemistry classes. They would have been great prep for mixing glazes, but who knew?) And, I play a lot of golf, but with less success than singing or pottery.” Thanks, Judy, for your news. Have fun. Dillon ’79JD and Tom Costa retired and are enjoying life, and their grandchild. Tim and Connie Carey have a new set of grand twins. Lucille Del Tufo Davy and husband are back and forth to Florida to see their grandson. Kathy and Tom Jennings have a grandson around the corner from them. Judge Bo Scott has enough grandchildren for a sports team, as does Dan D’Antonio. John Hendrickson and the ever-wonderful Lisa are grandparents, too. Do the Rats have Grand Rats? Rats, please let us know the answer. And, some people are bouncing around my head. Where are Kathy Majewski, Brian Pelkey, Joe Schmenk and Chris Carlin? Some sad news: Prof. Bernie Dobranski passed away in March 2016 after a persistent illness. He played baseball for the Irish as an undergrad where he was friends with Carl Yastrzemski, and he was the founding dean of the Ave Maria Law School. Another shocking death: Paul McCarthy ’79JD passed away this summer. Paul was the life of the party and a good friend to many in the Class of ’80. Our sympathies go out to Darlene Palma Connelly on the death of her wonderful and fascinating mom. Please go to legacy.com for their obituaries. God rest each of them. — Sheila O’Brien; sobrien368@aol.com

81 Post-Reunion Glow

While the football team’s record was not a historical best, the Class of ’81 was distracted by tailgaters that reconnected many of our classmates: Joe Babington, Steve Blatt, Amy Mathes, Kate Niland Huber, John Gschwind, Patricia Craig, Alison Carberry Kiene, RJ Gerth, Patricia Trozzolo, Steve Riese, Diane Deboer Salat, Anne Giffels, Sue O’Laughlin Kelly, Dave Pusateri, Keith Sherin, Tami (Travis) and Tom Lange and John Solari to name a few. Kerry Furlong, Frank Aucremanne, Mike Ruwe, Tim Nypaver and Rick Ruffin got together with Alumni Dawgs from the Class of ’82 during the Stanford Weekend. Look for news from class officers about next fall’s plans; we want to choose one home game at which the Class of ’81 will rally in huge numbers. Classmates got together for an August dinner in Chicago: Kevin Hawkins, Michael Ward, Anne Giffels, Craig Chval and Bill Strotman. Elaine (Glaid) Buddie ’80 and Jim Buddie cheered on their daughter Melissa ’12 and son-in-law Denes Veres ’11 as they completed the 2016 Wisconsin Ironman in September. Jim and Elaine, volunteers at the finish line, gave Melissa and Denes their well-earned medals. The Chicago Cubs made their way to the World Series, and classmates were there to watch history in the making. Tim Ronan’s family held a family mini-reunion. Peter Urbain hosted his son Kevin from Peoria, Tom Needham travelled across town (crafting hilarious limericks after each game) and Keith Melaragno arranged for extended family to enjoy the three games at Wrigley Field. The Notre Dame Monogram Club celebrated its 100th anniversary with an October weekend of events, and Stephen Hoey, former ND lacrosse player, took it all in. Highlights of the weekend: Justice Alan Page ’67 receiving the Monogram Club’s Moose Krause Award, a tour of the new club section on the east side of the stadium and the Alma Mater played on the newly installed organ in the Basilica. Doug Chotkevys recently retired from his 15-year tenure as city manager of Dana Point CA. Career highlights included street projects, parks, youth sports facilities, water quality projects and open space conservation areas developed for public use. After careers in engineering and Hollywood costume design, Mary Beth Sterling is settling back in Chicago and enjoying a new career in real estate. Be sure to contact Mary Beth if you live in or are visiting Chicago. Carl Lundblad is living happily in Prescott Valley AZ and wants you to know his door is always open for classmates and other interesting people. I am sorry to report the passing in July of classmate John Hupp of South Bend. This news came from his brother, Michael. Peggy Osberger’s mother, Alice, passed away in June. She had a tremendous 39-year career at Notre Dame and worked right up until her passing. This reminds me that at our Reunion class Mass, we were collectively moved with gratitude for our parents who got us to Notre Dame, often with great sacrifice. Please pray for the deceased and their families. Our class officers are looking for ideas that would connect our class through the six Cs of the Alumni Association: camaraderie, Catholic spirituality, community service, continuing education, current students and communications. Please send your ideas to the email address below; we need you. Also, please join us on the Class of 1981 Facebook page where hundreds of us amuse ourselves and each other. Finally, please email updates about you and your classmates before our Feb. 1 deadline. You are an important and loved member of the Class of ’81 and we want to know how you are doing. — Mary Murphy; marymurphy81@alumni.nd.edu

81MBA Class Secretary — E.J. Fleming;

600 Hall Hill Road, Somers CT 06071; 860-749-7261; flemingiv@aol.com

81JD Winter Notes

Betsy and Bill Fearnow are back in Arizona after spending the last few years in Europe for Betsy’s job with IBM. They are living in Tubac AZ, which is 30 miles south of Tucson and a mile south of the border patrol checkpoint. Bob Allen reports that he is outside general counsel to the International Yacht Brokers Association, the largest trade association of its type in the world. He was a panelist at the Mare Forum Yacht Summits in Monaco in September and Fort Lauderdale in November. He was also a featured speaker at the annual Yacht Sales and the Law Seminar in Fort Lauderdale in October on the topic of A Comparison of the MYBA and FYBA Yacht Purchase Agreements (Why Ours Is Better Than Yours). That’s a tough gig, spending a week in Cannes and Monaco. Emulating the “rebel reunion” initiated by our class in 2006 (25th anniversary year), the Law School Alumni Association held a fall Law School reunion on campus Oct. 7-8. A number of our classmates participated in the events. Attending Friday’s all-class cocktail reception were Nancy (Helling) Gargula and Mark Gargula, Maureen (O’Connell) and John Hurley, Heide Betts Massano, Vicki and Bankruptcy Court Judge Mike Ridgeway and myself. After the reception, we went to Sunny Italy for a fun dinner. On Saturday, those mentioned above plus Judy Ostrander, Teri Heamon and Mark Williams watched the ND-NC State water polo, err football game in the Law School lounge. After the game, Heidi hosted a get-together at her family’s condo near campus. Other events during the weekend included a presentation by three law faculty members who clerked for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, giving personal insights relating to the justice and their experiences with him. A fascinating presentation was given by Prof. Ed Edmonds on “Baseball: The Current State of Legal and Labor Issues.” Coincidentally, on the same weekend Ellen McLaughlin and Bob Cimala were on campus for the wedding of their son, Colin. Congratulations, Ellen and Bob. Alan Pennington and Carolyn and Steve Cordill also attended the Cimala wedding. God bless and Go Irish. — Michael Palumbo; 3799 E. Peachtree Drive, Chandler AZ 85249; res 480-284-4004; bus 602-262-5931; mpalumbo@jsslaw.com

82 Tailgate Memories

Once again, Eileen Wirley and Rose Carroll hosted our annual class minireunion tailgate for the Duke game at home on Sept. 24. Although the final score was disappointing, we had many ’82 classmates stop by the tailgate. Among the group were: Jamie Clayton, Howard Cyr, Michael Ortman, Lee Williams, Jeff Didion, Marlon Williams, Brian Fogarty, Betsy Sheridan, Susan (Hill) Yokum, Mike Dunn, Denise Doyle, Debi Gero, Jack Battel, John Malor, Kelly (Leahy) Kamm, Cindy Battel, Karen Mitchell, Jim Heavey, Chris Cervanek, Kevin Mullane, Eileen Durkin, Nina (Netchi) Ginocchio, Mark Smetana, Darleen Sowell, Rob Mitchell, Margaret (Abt) Stack, Reni Nacheff-Benedict, Claire Murphy, Carol Buzzard, Mary (Allen) Kissner, Lisa Lombardi and Carol Mullaney. Pat McNally has made the decision to start Clarity Advisors & Consultants, Ltd., a consulting firm focused on helping with business transitions including succession, partnership/family issues, buying and selling business and valuing business. Prior to this new venture, Pat worked at Plante Moran/Blackman Kallick for 25 years. Best of luck on your new endeavor. Grandparents corner: Martie (Frey) and Kevin Hart added a new grandson, Aaron, to their brood. He joins big sister Calynn. Tara (Carney) Runnals also added a new granddaughter, Grace, in October. She joins her sister Nora. Dave and I have joined the club. Ceciliana Marie was born Sept. 25, a beautiful addition to our family. We are truly blessed. Please plan on attending our 35th reunion in 2017. If you have not made plans to attend, please add that first weekend in June to your calendars. We will have an assigned dorm and are planning to have our own tent. More info will follow soon. Let’s make this one a special one. Don’t forget to send updates to our email addresses below. — Dave and Tess Lewis; 30 Battle Ridge Road, Morris Plains NJ 07950; 973-219-4050; bloomie711@gmail.com or dave@lewislegal.com

82MBA Class Secretary — Renée (Amirkanian) Cooper;

reneemsr@aol.com

82JD Second Generation Lawyer

Deborah Sullivan Brown reports that her daughter is a first-year student at the U of Virginia Law School, following in her mother’s footsteps. Deborah is practicing in North Liberty IN. I had dinner with Kath and Greg Kruzel while on a business trip to Phoenix in August. While this year’s football season has been a major disappointment, several of our classmates have continued to support the team. I saw Bob Clement at the Nevada game. Bob taught the intensive trial ad class at the Law School in August, and was recently elected president of the ND Club of Hilton Head. Congratulations, Bob. Tim Abeska, Mike Daugherty, Liz (Medina) Imhoff and Greg Imhoff attended the Michigan State game. Wendy and Tim Nickels, Tim Hoomey, Sheila and Perry Vieth and I were on campus for the Law School Advisory Council meetings the weekend of the Duke game. I saw Tom Veldman at the Stanford game. Cele (Glacy) Baty and Bruce Baty, Liz Imhoff, Tim Nickels, Patti and John Smith and I attended the NDLA Board meetings the weekend of the Miami game. Tim Abeska, Tim Nickels and John Smith taught a trial ad class at the Law School the evening before the NDLA meeting. Congratulations to Tim Nickels, who was ordained as a lecturer in the Catholic Church in October. Tim is studying to become a permanent deacon in the church (a four-year process), and ordination as a lecturer is one of the preliminary steps. Congratulations are also in order for Patrick (Murf) Murphy who was made an honorary alumnus of the University in October. Murf has been the bartender at the Morris Inn for more than 30 years and has worked at the Morris Inn in various capacities for nearly five decades. Condolences to Kim (Ptak) Rooney whose sister, Connie, passed away in May. Please mark your calendars for our 35th class reunion, June 1-4, 2017. — Frank Julian; 7 W. Seventh St., Cincinnati OH 45202; 513-579-7337; frank.julian@macys.com.

83 Catching Up

Please remember Andrew Wilson Howitt and his family in your prayers. Andrew passed away suddenly in September. Kenneth Berumen’s daughter Sara is attending the University starting this year. Sara was in the top two percent of her class and is an international baccalaureate graduate. Pasquerilla West ’83ers had a mini-reunion weekend at Carrie Kirchgessner Donaldson’s beach home. Kathy Hedinger Atkins, Marth Eichorn Sallman, Diane Tobelmann Silkowski, Kathy Collins, Sue Gross Kelly, Peg Guinessey Eding, Shannon Mara, Libby Drumm, Michele Thomas and Carrie all enjoyed beverages, beach walks and photos from the past and conversation. The group agreed that they shouldn’t wait 33 years for their next visit. Congratulations to Michele Dietz Chynoweth. Her novel, The Runaway Prophet, won a 2016 Readers Favorite International Book Award in the inspirational fiction category. It has been a bit of a disappointing football season, but it is great to see all the continued support, sideline coaching and commentary from our classmates on our Facebook page. Support for the Irish in good times and in bad is a true constant. Stephen Fox, Bill Mateja, Tom Melsheimer, Bill Bastedo, Jim Cameron, Mike Power, Steve Riney, Robert Powers, Bob Karnes, Tad Nacheff and Jim Leonard worked hard to rally the troops at the Texas game in September. Steve reports there were just too many of the other guys in orange, but it was still an awesome weekend. Jimmy Coggin’s new book, Being in Service, is out in paperback. Andrea Perino ran into Mike Molinelli ’82 in the bookstore on campus before the Stanford game. Many other classmates have made trips back to campus and to away games this year, including Bill Scala, Michelle Scheider Tiller, Rich O’Connor, Dave Meadows ’84 and me. Kathy Findling Zinsli’s son Peter is a leukemia survivor who had a special time with the football team through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Sonny Peek continues his recovery from surgery earlier this year. Keep up the work Sonny; your progress is literally coming one step at a time. Patty Perry Geiger, Nina DeLeone Mazuzan and Laura Hirschfeld Hollis have requested that our next Reunion include a Human Hungry Hungry Hippos game. The gauntlet has been laid down. Start practicing. Cecelia Serna led the Notre Dame Club of Denver’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. They had a friendly competition with the Michigan State Alumni Club. No matter which club won, the real win is in fighting the disease. Be sure to join the class Facebook page if you haven’t done so already. You’ll be able to reconnect with class members, get more information on what everyone is doing and a “sneak peek” of this column. We have 428 members. Search for “Notre Dame Class of 1983” and click “join.” Feel free to drop me a line with any news you’d like to share. — Louis J. (Chip) Denkovic; 520 West 43 St. No. 32G, New York NY 10036; res 917-399-8784; bus 212-762-6674; ldenkovic@gmail.com

83MBA Class Secretary — John Hilbrich;

630-677-2725; john.hilbrich@gmail.com

83JD News from Classmates

Marianne Lafferty Vorhees sent an email reporting that she is up for election as a judge this year, and no one is running against her. So, she will serve what she hopes is her last six-year terms as a judge in Muncie IN. Marianne reported that she hoped to see Sue Hawks McClintic at the Shamrock Series Football Game in San Antonio. Sue is the co-managing shareholder at her San Diego law firm, Epsten Grinnell & Howell. She practices in the area of community association law. She was appointed to supervise the firm’s transactional law department in 2008 and was named co-managing shareholder in August 2014. Don Strumillo and family have been busy. In July, he and sons Rob ’14 and Riley ’16 climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. The last day, they hiked for 13 hours and reached the peak at 19,341 feet. Vicky peaked out at 16,800 feet, which is 2,300 feet higher than any peak in the continental US. Don’s advice after the summit was, “do this while you are young.” Please send me an email with an update on you or a classmate. No news is not good news. — Ann E. Merchlewitz; Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, 700 Terrace Heights, No. 30, Winona MN 55987; res 507-454-4774; bus 507-457-1587; amerchle@smumn.edu

84 Baseball News

Bob Hickey Solis reports that his son, Sammy Solis, completed his second year in the major leagues as a left-handed relief pitcher for the Washington Nationals. He appeared in all five playoff games against the LA Dodgers. — Martha Avery; mayoravery@aol.com

84MBA Class Secretary — Tom Phillips;

bus 407-629-4420; fax 407-629-4480; res 407-580-8757; taprealtor@earthlink.net

84JD Athletic Ability

Steve Toohill and Karen Kiley Toohill ’82, ’85JD may have been the only Domers who enjoyed the Stanford Cardinal football victory at Notre Dame in October. Their son Casey, a sophomore linebacker for the Cardinal, recorded two tackles and one sack for the Cardinal defense. As Steve said in an email to classmates, “It is a good thing that Casey has Karen’s athletic ability.” Jackie and I recently visited with Mike Guinan in Paris, where he continues his service with the State Department. Mike is part of the team in the United States Embassy in Paris representing our interests there and providing our nation’s support to our oldest ally. Condolences to Mike and his family on the passing of his father, James Guinan, in 2014. Proof we live in a small world: in law school, Mike and I learned that his dad, James, and my mother, Martha, were friends back in the early 1950s. — Matthew J. Dunn; 19834 Timbered Estates Lane, Carlinville IL 62626; 773-294-6851; mdunn19834@gmail.com

85 Off-Campus Reunion

Bob Kolecki was very disappointed when he missed our 30th reunion in 2015 because of a health issue. Showing true Irish love and unity, his friends and classmates Chris Eckrich, John Shank and wife Sarah, Dan Moran, Mike Colligan, and Kevin Bolin and wife Laurel-Ann Dooley decided to bring a small ND reunion to him. They traveled to the Philadelphia area, and all had an absolutely amazing weekend together this past August. — Kathleen Doyle Yaninek; yanzlaw@comcast.net

85MBA Important Work

While at our 2015 reunion, Eileen O’Brien explained that she was involved in crafting a master shelter agreement between the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the American Red Cross. Eileen was kind enough to provide addition details, which were included in past Class Notes. Eileen recently advised that the agreement and her other work engaging churches in disaster preparedness resulted in Eileen being invited to the White House. Her visit and other work were featured in the Los Angeles archdiocesan magazine, Angelus. The article can be read at angelusnews.com/articles/director-of-operations-for-archdiocesan-catholic-center-honored-at-the-white-house. Jim Ryan’s father, Buddy, passed away in 2016; our condolences to Jim and his brothers. Joe Macdonnell and Frank Buddy planned to meet on campus the weekend of the Miami game, but their communications were limited to text messaging. During spring of 2016, Jim Sullivan, associate director of graduate business career services, had been to five events in Chicago to meet with business alumni. The primary message was asking graduates for help in finding summer internships for MBAs between their first and second years or full-time employment after graduation. In addition, Jim is a resource to graduates in career transition. Jim’s email address is james.b.sullivan.382@nd.edu. Please send news for future Class Notes. — Dom Yocius; dyocius@ameritech.net

85JD Rooting for the Irish

Karen Kiley Toohill and Steve Toohill ’84 and their children Kathleen ’12 and Connor ’14 were at ND to watch their son Casey (’19 Stanford) and the Stanford Cardinal play the Fighting Irish. Casey is a redshirt freshman who grew up rooting for the Irish. Stanford narrowly escaped with a win, and Casey registered a sack of the Notre Dame quarterback. Karen and Steve enjoyed a wonderful reunion with friends and family, including Molly Murphy and Mike Bruton, who hosted the Toohills during their stay. Karen also visited Matt Barrett. Matt was on his way to Dublin with his family to visit his son Wilson, who is studying there this semester. Karen also caught up with Patty O’Hara and with Ann Firth ’84JD, who was at the Notre Dame Women’s Initiative Blessing and Dedication at the Hesburgh Library. Rumor has it that Dave Scheper was also at the game. John Gibbons flew from Chicago to San Francisco to attend games three and four of the NLCS with Walt Brown. Gibbons (the Cubs fan) left happier than Brown (the Giants fan) but owes Walt and his wife Denise a big thank you for being such great hosts. On the opposite coast, Deb Hennigan Knapp reported that she recently accepted a position with the Salvation Army in New Jersey in the planned giving department. Please continue to send your news. I look forward to hearing from you. — Kelly Kiernan Largey; largey@fr.com

86 Hey There, Scouts and Scouters

It’s the Sunday after our win against Miami, and I am starting to jot down some updates before the deadline in two days. We had a great mini-reunion at the Michigan State Game with lots of peeps hanging for the duration or stopping in to say hello. Lori and I got there early to set up behind Legends next to the Class of ’85. We had a solid spread of Italian food delivered from our friend Mike at Toscana, who also did our late-night pizza delivery at our 30th. That family can cook. Thanks again to Lori for rolling in with all the tailgate equipment and beverages. One surprise guest was Lev Chapelsky from LA. He pinged me a few days before the game asking about the tailgate and said he wouldn’t be able to make it. He came strolling in and surprised us. He and I ended up going out after the game and hitting some of the downtown bars with my son and his friends, but we longed for a taste of the old days. We ended up at the esteemed McCormick’s Coney Island Pub. Yes, they still have the same pool table and beer taps from when we were all roaming South Bend in our heyday. Chris Richardson and his wife, Sheila, joined us at the tailgate. Chris recently retired from the Air Force and had not been back to campus in a long while so he was surprised to see a few new buildings around the place. Hey, our setup next to the Class of ’85 was awesome. We plan to do this going forward since we know so many from each other’s classes. The location behind Legends worked out well too, so we’ll target the same place next year. Thanks to all who kicked into the kitty to cover the costs of the eats and cold ones. We will let you all know what weekend we are planning for ’17 once we lock it down. This tailgate is yours so if you aren’t hosting your own, make ’86 yours. And if you are David Crouch and have 80 people over in Joyce at a mega-gate, just bring half of your peeps by like he did. That was awesome. Kathy Weber recently received Becton Dickinson’s CEO award for excellence. She was recognized for her role in an M&A project. In addition to her full-time role as VP of strategic initiatives at BD, she recently celebrated her four-year anniversary teaching in the MBA program at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Well done, Kathy. Mark Angiulli made it back for the Duke game and joined his sister Marci (Angiulli) Morgenlander ’84 and family. Marci and her sons William ’10 and Josh ’12 hosted Uncle Giulli. Susie and Nick Shilling had a great fall on campus for all home games as their youngest, Christopher, was a freshman on the football team. I saw them at our class tailgater and they were talking about how Christopher had dreamed of playing ND football all his life. They have a photo of him standing at the lake holding the football with the Dome and Sacred Heart spire in the background at age eight when their eldest, Katherine, was starting as a freshman. Their entire family is over the moon excited that he is living the dream. OK folks, send me a quick update. I am going to start naming names if you haven’t written in a while. Remember if you have a special need or intention let me know, and we’ll get a candle lit for you at the Grotto. Take care and God bless. — John Spatz; 201-264-2459; john.spatz@rbccm.com

86MBA Good Times

If you watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, you may have seen Tom Belanger at the helm of Scrat, a balloon from the movie “Ice Age.” Balloon-handler training takes place at the Meadowlands. Tom works for Dell, which bought his former employer EMC, which purchased his original company Data General. Jeff Fiocci and friends (including Chef William A. Vena) are already planning for 2017 and 2018 tailgate parties for USC (Oct. 21, 2017) and Florida State (Nov. 10, 2018). I had a great time catching up with Jeff, Lisa and Fred Arthur, Theresa and* Tom Druillard*, Dan Flynn and Jim Kelly ’85 at the Miami game. Other attendees were John Kunz, Pat Baccanari and Tom Unger ’86, Lauren Unger ’12 and Susan (Swentosky) Unger ’86SMC. Subway alumni Dr. Robert Haraden and Moses Amidei joined in the fun, as did Professor Kevin Scanlan, who taught us during his first year at ND. Prof. Scanlan retired after 30 years teaching and spends time in both Florida and Indiana. We talked about how students and teaching have changed during the past 30 years. Chef Vena manned the grill and makes a mean Bloody Mary. Fred’s daughter Rosie is majoring in Architecture at ND and is spending the year in Rome. The Arthur family welcomed Jakob, a foster son, to their family this year. Tom is CEO for the Alliance for Audited Media, which empowers media professionals with trusted verification and data. He and Theresa live in Glenview IL and celebrated their 32nd anniversary this year. Dan recently left banking for City Wide Maintenance and resides in Rochester Hills MI. His son is a freshman swimmer on the Ole Miss team. Jorge Valencia and his son Aidan frequently make the trip from Iowa to South Bend to take in football, basketball, soccer and any other sport taking the field. Aidan has made friends with several student-athletes and they are always happy to see Aidan in the stands. — Maureen Decker; 21855 Town Gate, Macomb MI 48044; res 586-468-7713; bus 586-741-4305; mobile 586-817-1317; maureen.decker@mclaren.org

86JD The Most Fun

Class of ’86JD reunion festivities in October began at Eck Hall of Law at a cocktail gathering of all reunion classes. Our class claimed the most attendees. A big group had dinner at Parisi’s Restaurant. Among the attendees: Pete Agostino, Nancy Montroy, John Glowacki, Philomena (Saldanha) Ashdown, Laura (Hirschfeld) Hollis, Kim Reid, Blake Bailey,* Rob Kurnick*, Mike Mulhern, Tom Evans, Don Passenger, Steve Hogan, Brian Bates, Jeff Thompson, Tom Hinchey, Susan (Lindbloom) Link, Dave Link, John Duggan, Tim Reynolds, Jim Landenberger, Tom Burger, Bert Sugayan, Mike Cooney and Tim Tompkins. A group headed to The Linebacker where Charles Ashdown and Mary Ellen (O’Neal) Baker joined. On Saturday, several hearty souls teed it up at the Warren Golf Course: Cooney, Mulhern, Burger, Bates, Reynolds, Sugayan and Tomkins. Other class members gathered in the law school commons for an all-class game watch. Saturday evening saw another terrific class of ’86 dinner at the Link Ranch above the St. Joe River, recreating our 1L opening welcome cookout. In addition to most of the aforementioned attendees, we were joined by classmates Jack Horas, John McGeeney and Jerry Powers. Bates reports that a week after the reunion, he met Lincoln Stone for a drink. Later that week, Lincoln met Ed Murphy at a tailgater prior to the Stanford game. Congratulations to our class’s new representative on the ND Law Association Board. Dave Link takes over for Maureen Watz Gornik as the director of Region 4: Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Maureen will continue serving on the NDLA Board Advisory Committee where she will join Beth (Schneider) Naylor and Brian Bates. Glutton for punishment Glenn Schmitt received his fourth college degree, a master of strategic studies, from the Army War College last July, where he was named distinguished graduate. He was promoted to the rank of colonel in the Army Reserve last June and given command of a 56-person legal unit, which provides legal services to commanders and soldiers in reserve and active duty units in Washington DC and Maryland. Glenn says that the best way to describe it is that he is the partner-in-charge of a branch office of the world’s largest law firm, but everyone wears a uniform and occasionally goes off on marches into the woods to shoot guns and blow things up. By day, Glenn is a senior executive at the US Sentencing Commission in Washington. Wayne Malecha was named to the “Dallas 500” for 2016. He also represented the court-appointed receiver in the sale of the Waggoner Ranch, the largest single-fence ranch in the US. Herb Tanner left the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Association of Michigan, where he was the director of Violence Against Women, for a private consulting practice. Check his web page at hrtannerconsulting.com. He and Stacey O’Toole ’87JD moved into a home in Portland MI on the banks of the Grand River. — Don Passenger; 180 Ottawa Ave., Ste 1200, Grand Rapids MI 49503; 616-632-5704; dpasseng@gmail.com

87 Get Ready for Our 30th Reunion

Our 30-year Reunion is June 1-4, 2017. Frank Zomerfeld, Christa (Singleton) Westmoreland, Kevin Maddock and Matt Yeakey have signed up to be our class reps, working with the Alumni Association to plan the reunion, but we need more class reps. It is a big job to plan a reunion so if you can give some of your time leading up to and at the reunion, please contact Erin Thornton at the Alumni Association at ethornt2@nd.edu or Matt at myeakey@riverwalklaw.com. Matt visited with Kevin, Frank and Ed Delle Donne at the Miami game. Matt is a partner at Sanders Pianowski in Elkhart IN and has been in practice at the same firm for 26 years. Matt and his wife, Julie, have two daughters, Rebecca and Libby, who attend Indiana U, and a son, Patrick, who is in high school. Kevin had the pleasure of reconnecting with legendary Alumni Hall Rector Father George Rozum, CSC. They reminisced about the Alumni Hall basement parties during our freshmen year. Congrats to Michael Prendergast who was elected chair of the Food Bank of Western New York’s Board of Directors. Michael is vice president and senior relationship manager in the commercial banking division of M&T Bank. Terese (Mulvihill) Walton got together with Cathy (Penna) Smith, who lives in Phoenix and works for an accounting firm. Terese has been in Chicago for seven years and her boutique company, Living Made Easier, is thriving with eight independent contractors and 24 clients. Living Made Easier provides premium personal assistants who serve the senior market in downtown Chicago. I had a great update from Jim Shields, who lives in Vermont with his wife, Betsy, and daughter, Mairead. Jim has been a public educator for 25 years. He started teaching fine arts at the public high school in Brattleboro VT and then moved into administration as an assistant principal at several high schools. He missed the student interaction and in 2008, he joined a group of teachers and students who were exploring the increasing levels of disengagement among students. This group got the approval to design an experimental school-within-a-school, and Jim helped design Big Picture South Burlington and then became one of the first advisors in the program. Big Picture is part of a network of about 60 high schools in the US (and dozens more around the world) designed as project-based, experiential learning schools in which learning is focused on each student’s interests. Jim is assigned up to 15 students per year and is responsible for helping each student create their complete educational program. Please keep the news coming as we approach our “big 30th.” — Katherine Bull; 2 Johnny Mercer Blvd., No. 407, Savannah GA 31410; kmbull47@gmail.com

87MBA Increased Interaction

This Notre Dame football season has created an increased amount of classmate interaction. Many of us attended the Canada Tailgate at the MSU game: Mark Brostowski, Christopher Murphy, Nancy Martin, Perry Dellelce, Ken Kavanagh, Jake Frego, Mickey Banik and me. For the most part, our lives have remained constant since the last class update; however Mickey is now added to the column. Mickey is living and working in Elkhart IN. He is an insolvency and bankruptcy partner and lawyer at the firm of Banik & Renner. Mickey can be reached at banikren@gte.net. It is great to be back in contact with you, Mickey. The Stanford game brought out even more classmates. In addition to Mark Brostowski, Nancy Martin, Mickey Banik and me, Bernardo Norena (bnorenao1@gmail.com) joined us at the Canada Tailgate. Bernardo was with his lovely wife, Anna Maria. You may remember that Anna Maria was living in South Bend during our second year of business school. Their children are Catalina, 26, Mariana, 24 and Santiago, 17. Bernardo is the CEO of Corficolombiana, a merchant type bank, majority owned by Grupo Aval, the largest financial group in Colombia. As a general update, Rick Hans (rjhhome@mac.com) is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Fred’s Pharmacy based in Memphis. Fred’s Inc. and subsidiaries operate 659 discount general merchandise stores and three specialty pharmacy-only locations in 15 states in the southeastern US. Congratulations, Rick. Also, I am delighted to announce that Ellen Crowley (ellen.crowley@captrustadvisors.com) is the recipient of the 2016 ND Distinguished Alumni Award. This award recognizes a graduate business alumnus/alumna who has demonstrated achievement in business and a commitment to the Mendoza College of Business through leadership and service to the graduate business community. Congratulations, Ellen. Our 30-year class reunion is scheduled for June 1-4, 2017. Committed to attending so far are Mark Brostowski, Jake Frego, Ken Kavanagh, Chris Murphy, Bernardo Norena, Rick Hans, Ellen Crowley, Mickey Banik, Nancy Martin and yours truly. Let’s add to the list. We’ll see you on June 1, 2017. Go Irish. — Perry N. Dellelce; Wildeboer Dellelce LLP, Suite 800, Wildeboer Dellelce Place, 365 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2V1; 416-361-5899; fax 416-361-1790; perry@wildlaw.ca

87JD Class Secretary — Tim Borchers;

206-384-6178; tim.borchers62@gmail.com

88 Fifty Continues to be Nifty

50th birthday celebrations continued to bring classmates together. The LOLAHs (Ladies of Lewis and Howard Halls) trekked to northern Michigan in mid-June to mark their shared jubilee. They travelled from near and far for a weekend of laughter and memories: Janel (Blount) Carroll Walker from Cincinnati, Lisa (Buonaccorsi) Kelly and Cindy (Alvarado) Zyniewicz, from South Bend, Mary (Kirsch) Lampe from Germantown IL, Mary Kate (Hardy) Tillman from Charleston SC, Mary Lee Parker from Miami, Betsy (Thomas) Hodson from Stockton CA, Maureen (O’Leary) Ripple from Hanover NH and Meg (Egan) Auderset from Frederick MD. Laurie (Shea) Hix from Bloomfield Hills MI and her gracious mother, Lea, hosted the gaggle at Lea’s home near Boyne Mountain. Of the original 11 LOLAHs, only Amy (Hayes) Biggs couldn’t make it; she’d just been promoted to a new position with AT&T and was moving to the corporate headquarters in Dallas. Over a long September weekend, Mike Szymanski’s home on Cape Cod was the destination for the re-creation of SyzFest 1987. Attendees were eight Grace guys plus a Dillonite: Mike, Joe Hills (married to Mary Ronan), Paul Schade, John Parker, Tom McGee (married to Molly Crooks), Frank McCarthy (married to Maura Callaghan), Tom Elliott (married to Becky Gunderman), John Deegan and John Burtis (married to Sue Strong). The original SyzFest was hosted in Cleveland by Mike’s parents as a 21st birthday bash. Tom McGee pointed out that those festivities continued back on campus as they sat around air-conditioned, cable-TV-connected, elevator-ride-to-paradise Grace Hall. (Still rubbing it in after all these years.). Mike was a great host, and everyone enjoyed the joys of the Cape, combined with surprisingly competitive golf. The only bummer was the loss to Michigan State. As a follow-up to news of the Irish-Badger athletic connection in Paul Reuvers’ family (fall ’16 issue), Joann Whitfield-Welsh emailed to report on such a connection in her family. Joann and Jim have a daughter, Kelly, who plays softball for the U of Wisconsin and who started in all 53 games as a freshman. Daughter Megan, a junior at St. Joseph High in South Bend, is also a softball recruit. Living in Mishawaka, Joann is self-employed, and Jim works for Indiana Trust & Investment Management Company. They attend every home football game and tailgate with Frank Millar ’87 and his wife, Robin. Kim (Castellino) and Rick Metzger practice law in Indy. Kim is a partner at Ice Miller LLP, specializing in products liability and health information privacy. Eldest daughter Lucy lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. (She is young; she is single and she can.) Number two, Naomi, a sophomore, studies fashion merchandising at IU; number three, Camille, a high school freshman, navigates those sometimes shark-infested waters with aplomb and, lastly, Dolly, a fourth-grader, asserts herself as a vocal rising feminist. Based out of Denver, Brian Mast was recently named partner at communications firm 104 West Partners but lives and works in San Francisco. He and his wife, Jennifer Waits, continue to make pinot noir. Their winery, Waits-Mast Family Cellars, was included in the new ND Wine Tour of alumni-owned wineries. They were honored to have one of their wines poured at a White House state dinner in August. With several classmates owning wineries, perhaps ’88 representation at a future ND Wine Tour is warranted. Finally, proud grandpa Paul Kraus ’54, ’57JD reached out to report that granddaughter Molly, daughter of Gretchen Kraus Hartlage, is a member of the Class of ’20. — Laurine Megna; PO Box 18138, Avon CO 81620; 970-390-9742; magnet@vail.net

88MBA Class Secretary — Ron Linczer;

1251 N. Eddy St., Suite 300, South Bend IN 46617; mobile 574-302-2832; bus 574-631-3591; rlinczer@nd.edu

88JD Class Secretary — Lisa Marie Visingardi;

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

89 Class Secretary — Noel Murtha DiNome;

noel.d.dinome@live.com

89MBA Class Secretary — Maggie DeVoe;

612-845-9662; maggiedevoe@yahoo.com

89JD Class Secretary — Jenny O’Leary Smith;

jennyoleary@comcast.net