class notes


50 Autumn Leaves and Football


My daughter and I were fortunate to be able to attend the Temple game in early September. It had been many years since I was on the campus for game day, so this was a special occasion. We enjoyed several pregame events, saw classmates and their families and cheered on the Irish to a satisfying win. Have any of you attended games recently?  If so, I’d love to hear about your experiences. After I submitted the last Class Notes entry, I received an email from Michael Kuhlmann ’76 which informed me of the passing of his father, Alfred “Don” Kuhlmann, on Aug. 5 at the age of 88. Don left behind four children, Michael, Donna, Loretta and Thomas, as well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Michael provided additional details about his father’s life. “After his graduation from Notre Dame, Don served in the US Army. While in the Army he met Martha, his wife of 64 years. After they were married in 1953, Don and Martha settled in Atlanta GA. Don joined the firm of Robinson-Humphrey, a member firm of the NYSE, and worked his entire professional career with that firm. He served as head of operations, controller and internal audit during his tenure, retiring as vice president.” Michael added that Don was an active Catholic who served as a member of his parish council and as an officer of the Holy Name Society. “He loved Notre Dame and for many years made an annual visit to the campus to connect with friends and classmates. He held the Notre Dame football program against the standards set by Leahy’s Lads in the late 1940s.” George Evans Cullinan died on April 9 in Rochester NY at 90 years of age. He was married to the late Martha (nee Collins) for 59 years and was survived by two children, two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Kenneth C. Donoghue, resident of Pearl River NY, died on June 23 shortly after he celebrated his 90th birthday with his family. Ken served in the Navy during World War II and then became a Double Domer, with degrees in 1950 and 1951. His obituary in the Journal News said that “Ken worked for NBC News as a news producer, covering stories all across the world for 30 years before retiring in 1988. For years he volunteered four days a week at the Bobby Lewis Meals on Wheels Center and was honored as volunteer of the year. Ken loved to travel and enjoyed spending time with his children and seven grandchildren. He was an avid walker, reader, bridge player and lover of nature.” Ken was married to his wife, Gloria, for 58 years and is survived by three children and seven grandchildren. William Miles Hochadel passed away in London OH on April 3 at the age of 91. He previously resided in Girard OH and Las Vegas NV. Bill was a veteran of World War II and, in his later career, was a principal partner of HHH-TM Insurance Agency and a reporter for the Youngstown Vindicator. His obituary in the Columbus Dispatch reported that “he was fond of noting that the Notre Dame football team was undefeated during his four years there.” Bill was predeceased by his wife, Gertrude. He leaves four sons, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Please keep sending your news and I’ll add it to the next edition of the Class Notes. — Jim Coogan ’91; 6018 Oxpen Ct., Apt. 101, Alexandria VA 22315;


51 Memorable Voice


Hi everybody. As I write this piece, we find our football team with an 8-1 record. We are finally

getting recognized by the sports world. We still have a couple of tough games down the road. I

don't know if it is my imagination or not, but does anybody else notice that since Coach Brian

Kelly relinquished calling offensive plays that he appears lost along the sideline? He appears

that he wants something to do. But what? Larry Panozzo, Flossmoor IL, advises that he and

Nettie attended the North Carolina State game. He was most happy to see the Irish win another, but the weather turned very cold. They were glad to get inside afterwards. I want to tell you about an interesting phone call l had recently. I had the pleasure to visit with Tony Roberts, who for 26 years was Notre Dame's radio play-by-play man on Mutual Radio. He started doing Notre Dame football games in 1979, and departed following the 2005 season. Tony is 89 and living in Virginia. His mind and voice are as sharp today as they were in 1979 during Tony’s days in the booth. All of you would immediately recognize his voice even today. Tony is still very loyal to Notre Dame. It was a wonderful telephone session. It was great hearing from Bob Murphy of Granger IN. Bob keeps me posted on campus activities. Our bio for this issue covers Bob Darling, who has spent most of his life in Beloit WI. Following graduation, he spent two years in the Navy, and 23 years in the Reserves. He and Donna had seven sons and two daughters and 26 grandchildren. Donna passed away in 2012. Bob has spent years attempting to further the legacy of Brother Joseph Dutton, who made a career of helping the lepers on the Hawaiian island of Molokai. Guys, we still have some of our books available. They make great presents. Let me know. Take care of yourselves. My best to all. Let me hear from you. — Jim Gillis; 3267 Rossmoor Pkwy., No. 4, Walnut Creek CA 94595; 925-932-6454;


52 Odds and Ends


Our 65th Reunion continues to generate a profusion of info, data and just plain stories to pass along. Ed Sullivan’s booklet of biographies has been a particularly fruitful source. I had lunch with Ed at the Jersey Shore to congratulate him and gain some additional reunion material, such as Bob Butler’s fascinating stories about attending Super Bowls as CFO with NBC, which aired the games, or Bruno Chmiel’s heroic appearance, within weeks of the passing of his beloved wife Ellen. Al Sullivan’s reminiscences about our 65th “brought back many warm memories of wonderful old ND friends who are no longer with us.” While he thoroughly enjoyed himself, he underestimated the toll of driving between Florida and Indiana. “It took a couple of weeks of controlled inactivity before I felt like an old man should.” “A really moving experience” was Frank Semetko’s reunion summation. “Especially rewarding was seeing how the attendees carried themselves with such a positive attitude. Perhaps this too is part of the ND mystique.” One more time, listen to Ned Ryan: “ND is certainly a more elegant place than in our time. I’m glad I was able to go to ND; the 65th confirmed that.” As a transfer student, Jack Mueller reports that his list of close friends wasn’t that extensive. Nevertheless, he tells us that class president George Heidkamp is funnier than he remembers, that John Marhoefer is ever the gentleman and after 65 years, Chaz Schubert seems remarkably the same. (Editor’s Note: Chaz was ecstatic upon rediscovering our class mascot, a duck puppet, AKA Snowflake. The duck had been AWOL since our 50th.) Chaz sent along news that while playing golf with his son, Carlie ’90, he scored a hole-in-one. Jack Wagner reports that the reunion enabled him to strengthen his longtime relationship with Mal Wakin, starting in the classroom and extending through a combined 87 years of Air Force service, underlining that ND friendships tend to last a lifetime. His ongoing contacts include Bucky Ewing, Don Mahrt and Hughes Wilcox. A casual contact during our 60th reunion enabled him to create an ongoing friendship with Rev. Edward Ruetz, CSC, ’47. Some amplification comes from Mickey Carroll. In a prior column, we mentioned that he had served as a political reporter for three major New York newspapers. He points out that we should have included Long Island’s Newsday, “a great paper.” During his career, he worked for or had a relationship with 60 newspapers. I don’t know if he counted the Scholastic in his list. Class valedictorian Bill Dempsey attended Yale Law School along with Bill Riley and Bill Toomey. After military service, he clerked for Chief Justice Earl Warren: “a devout Christian, he would have been a great president.” Bill capped an outstanding legal career with 14 years as president of the Association of American Railroads. He is a leader of the Sycamore Trust, a thoughtful commentator on University policies. A scholarship in the name of Don Strasser has been established by IC Catholic Prep of Elmhurst IL, which he served, virtually from graduation. The citation says he distinguished himself as teacher, varsity basketball coach and an assistant in football and golf, each marked by integrity and fairness. Don was also a basketball referee for many years, gaining entrance into that group’s hall of fame. Our column mentions 20 classmates. We need to hear from the rest of you. What’s going on? — Ron Zier; 164 Brewster Road, Wyckoff NJ 07481; 201-447-6667;


53 35th Chicago Luncheon a Success


From Tom Morsch’s opening remarks as master of ceremonies through Deacon Michael McNulty’s sobering necrology, the program was among the very best. Father Gene Smith, Chicago Diocese de facto luncheon chaplain, presented an inclusive blessing on the food and gathering. Father Carl Bevers, Wyoming friend to many, provoked thoughts on aspects of prayer life, including an entertaining poem that was great. Tex McMonagle gave a timely presentation on “Generals Who I Know,” which included the top four military leaders of our country. The class secretary stumped for Mass Fund contributions disguised as an offer to acquire a compendium of these columns commencing in 1970 and other dated class memorabilia. Engineers Paul Curtin, Marty Wehner, Prof. Bill Berry and Prof. Stan Stasch met to check out the current status of ohms and amps. Andy Hernon brought greetings from New Yorkers Leo Dohn and Ed Greason, who were unable to join us. Vic George and Dave O’Leary came in from Michigan to convene “the little peoples segment” of the class, and Bill Wuetcher flew in from Louisville. Don Bergman is still sailing the waters of Lake Michigan. Jim Malooly again won “the least changed award” with his million-dollar smile, though Don Ross remains in contention, while of course Bill Maus was best dressed. This award should be retired as he wins every year. Dan Collins and Dick Klumb arrived from Wisconsin, and John Fortino, with some great effort in changing planes, journeyed from Tucson, hat in hand. Accountants Bernie Hester and John Pairitz reported no changes in debits and credits since last year. Dave Sponseller and Lou Marlin represented the metallurgists, but it was hard to understand Dave. I missed talking with Jim Silk, which was my loss. Matt Markert has pretty much given his season football tickets to his children. I have not mentioned others, but all had a great time, a clarion call for attendance next year. Don’t miss four hours of conviviality. Lee Tavis stayed in South Bend to supervise the installation of a new roof, damaged in a hail storm. I assume he supervised from the vantage point of a chair. Jim Rogers is working on the 65th class reunion the first weekend in June. Watch your mail for details. Larry Murray was advised by the installer of his new pacemaker to stay home rather than attend the luncheon. This absence was a first for our valued author and computer expert. Al DeCrane called to say he had a conflict with the lunch, giving vigilant attention to his now controlled cancer, but wished all to know he misses us. At this writing, Jim Blackburn is looking forward to his release from rehab following his “same-day surgery” eight weeks ago. That is happy news indeed since it went awry and inflicted enormous pain initially. Please provide information for inclusion in the column as well as the periodic email broadcasts. Your classmates want to hear from and about you. I will be in Florida for the winter season and I offer no empty promises about getting together, as I failed to organize last year. Recent deaths include: Richard Perry, Jim Gibbons, Tom Matey, Bert Probst, Dr. Al “Harpo” Marks, Ed Graham, Len LaRose, Gus Freda, Alfonso Gotuaco, Joe McDade, Chuck Roemer and Ed Buczkiewicz. Don't abdicate your prayers to the Mass-A-Day program. Include our ailing and deceased members in your daily meditations. — Jerry Mulvihill; 60413 Sumption Trail, South Bend IN 46614; res 574-287-3460;


53JD Class Secretary — Bob Berry;


5806 Spaulding St., Omaha NE 68104; 402-457-4142;


54 Happy Days Are Here Again


As of this writing, Notre Dame is ranked fifth for the season. It looks like the teams of old with great wins so far. Based on a new system for ordering football tickets, we will no longer be ordering class seating tickets. Over the years, many of you enjoyed class seating, and the tailgate party arranged by Tom Campbell at each home game. Sadly, this will be no more. We rarely receive mail from classmates, so we are pleasantly surprised when we do. We recently received a note from Pete Buckeit from Youngstown OH. It is nice to know that Pete gets together with Jim Kintz, Bill Dwyer, Jack Dillon and Dick O’Horo on a regular basis. He sees Bob Poden when they are in Florida. We received a thank you from our newest scholarship recipient, Christopher Gotuaco, the grandson of Lawrence Gotuaco. He states, “I am grateful and excited for the opportunity to start a Notre Dame education. Your generous gift helps make the Notre Dame experience possible for me.” Remember to mark your ND annual giving for the Class ’54 Scholarship Fund. Jack Mertens continues to keep in touch with Marie Beaudine. She expressed her appreciation to those who expressed sympathy and their appreciation for all Milt did for the Class of ’54. On a personal note, I would like to praise the U of Michigan Hospital Cancer Center for the good work they do using the newest protocol in treating melanoma. University hospitals can be a good resource for the latest innovations in treatment. Many of you have continued the tradition begun by Milt Beaudine of honoring and praying for our deceased classmates on the 54th day of the year. Many of you join with classmates to celebrate Mass. Perhaps one of you from each group would send us a note with the names of those who came together to remember the class and the good old days. Remember in prayer our deceased classmates adding the following: Daniel Whales, Neil MacFarian, Richard Byrnes, Cornelius MacFarland, Raymond Tierney and Frank Cahill. Please check our class website at for pertinent news on our class and matters of importance. Congratulations to Hugh Haggarty and Max Plante for a great job. Please keep in mind that your class secretary would like to keep you informed about classmates and would appreciate your input. — George Koch; 4758 Curtis Lane, Clarkston MI 48346; 248-623-0973; 


54JD Class Secretary — Carl Eiberger;


14330 Fairview Lane, Golden CO 80401; 303-278-0707;


55 Class Notes from Florida


This is my first shot at Class Notes. It will be a challenge to follow the remarkable efforts of Sandra and Paul Fullmer over the last 57 years. First, let me say thanks for the barrage of good wishes I have received. Here’s a list of nice folks who took time to send a note: Barbara and Jim Stevens, Mary Anne and Leo Callaghan, Bernie Tracy, John Hester, Emmet Root, Dick Beeman, Bob McGrath, Dick Callahan, Pat and George Marr, Joan and Jerry Groark, Carl Peters, Joe Turk and Frank Tonini. A note of thanks to recent contributors to the Class Fund: Mary and Pete Ritten, Dave Metz and Tom Armstrong, Barbara and Jim Stevens, Kate Smith and Sean and Kathleen Bendel. Jim Stevens is looking forward to a Irish victory over Miami in November. Jerry Groark reports on a trip to Norway. They visited Knute Rockne’s birthplace in Voss. Bill Glass indicates plan to return to his roots in Kalamazoo and continue pickle ball competition. Jerry Hughes reports continued progress after major surgery. John Lochtefeld is back from a pneumonia hassle, and has another exhibition at the Nantucket gallery. Leon Ring and Bob McGrath reported on the view of the eclipse from San Francisco. Rosalie and Frank Cunningham enjoyed a nice trip to Estes Park CO. Frank thinks they might try to travel by air next time. Music Man Don Gels reports on being with his son at the Temple game. JoAnn and Chuck Bennett described an exciting tour of Eastern Europe, and mentioned the great view on the banks of the Adriatic in Croatia. Dick Alfes reports he has changed location from Florida after 28 years and moved to Suwanee GA. Walt Flaherty played golf while dodging hurricanes. Eleanor and Carrol Dowden enjoyed a New England cruise. Bob Debrey provided a nice discussion of Our Lady of Knock. Sam Budnyk and I continue ND reviews after Saturday 5:30 Mass. Sue and Dick Beeman met Helen and Joe McGlynn at the end of the Notre Dame Trail activity. Our compliments. Mike Kelly reports he is ready to dance again; foot problems solved. Don Shanley announces his triumph in a Wisconsin trap shooting completion. Nice notes of hurricane concern came from Dick Connelly and Bill May. Jim Hesburgh participated in a 100th birthday remembrance of Father Ted. The event took note of Father Hesburgh’s impact on getting a hospital built in the rain forest of Ecuador. A major wing of the hospital is now named for Father Ted. The emergency building is named for Rev. Edward A. Malloy, CSC, ’63, ’67MA, ’69MA. Mary and Jim Hesburgh attended Joe Sassano’s funeral Mass at Sacred Heart. Barbara and John Hamilton knocked on John Flynn’s door in Chicago. A platoon of ’55ers put on a “bash” for Sandra and Paul prior to their “Westward Adventure.” This group included Mike Kelly, Dick Burke, Gerry Hillsman, Joe Kearney, Dick Cook, Jack Pinter, Frank Maier’s widow, Ginny, and Lou Zefran’s widow, Jane. Best wishes came from Jerry Groark, Jerry Prassas, Tim Devereux, and Jim Ehret. The downside to this task is to report the passing of classmates. Here are the friends we have lost since I started this assignment. Peter Bryant, Robert Mallon, John Russo, Jim Pavis, Jack Gits, Bob Bierman, Joe Sassano, Dennis Conway and Frank Reidy. Our prayers for them and their families go straight to the Lady on the Dome. Please keep me posted on your activity. Sharing with each other strengthens a bond that has served us well for 60 years. Thanks for all your help. — Tom Magill; 119 Atlantic Road, North Palm Beach FL 33408; res 561-842-3019; cell 561-401-1140;


55JD Class Secretary — Jack Coyne;


19040 Shelburne Road, Shaker Heights OH 44118; res 216-932-2178; bus 216-781-1980;


56 Winter News


With treasurer Ed Cosgrove as chairman, the ND56 minireunion started off with Mass celebrated by Father Jerry Knoll, CSC in the Welsh Family Residence Hall Chapel. Deacon Jim Revord touched the hearts of the ND56 family with his homily. He also developed the liturgy and created the Mass pamphlet. The Hesburgh Dining Room in the Morris Inn provided wonderful ambiance for visiting. Treasurer Ed Cosgrove introduced the three student recipients of the ND56 Endowed Scholarship Awards. Each will receive approximately $20,000 from our fund that recently passed the $1.5 million mark. The students are Patrick Yerkes ’18, engineering, of River Forest IL who was matched with Dick Clark, Benjamin J. Coble ’18, engineering, of Horseheads NY, matched with John Murray, and Patrick K. Sproule ’18, business, of Wexford PA, who matched with and dined with Don Schaefer. Both are graduates of Catholic Central High in Pittsburgh, as are Frank Conte and Leo O’Donnell, who were present. Details are on Don was proud to share the weekend with his granddaughter, Catlyn Gartner. The ND Student Financial Aid Dept. selected the students, matching their personal background and interests. The scholarship was based on the student’s financial needs. The ND development office reported that our fund generated over $63,000 total. Donations from the classmates have totaled $1,004,414 since June 2001. The fund, invested by the nationally regarded ND investment folks, totals $1,565,812. Evelyn and Don Walz of Hickory NC (north of Charlotte) wrote that it was a scary storm. “We lost power, but they got it restored before we lost the contents of freezer and fridge. There was a tremendous amount of damage in Hickory and all around. Nearly 40,000 power outages in our little town alone. We had a big problem getting in or out because our road (Falling Creek Road) has been closed. Back roads went in the wrong direction, but Don could get to the office where he had power. Of course, all the phones and computers were out.” Julio Vizcarrondo and his family were unharmed in Puerto Rico; their sons operate construction firms there, and were kept quite busy. Their apartment complex sustained little damage, and the seniors left for their winter home in North Carolina. Bob Simkins has donated a copy of the 1952-1953 Student Manual he received in August 1952 at his home in Manitowoc WI. Webmaster Dick Yeager scanned it. You can click on the picture of the cover and read the entire manual. Read some to your collegiate grandkids; they won’t believe it. It’s in the Class News link of While you’re on the web page, see the features from the index, and enjoy browsing. Deaths in the ND56 family reported since the fall Issue include: John M. Dyon on July 22, Hillsborough NJ; Dr. Robert E. Gulde on June 6, Amarillo TX; James Dennis Ryan on June 5, Oklahoma City; Barry Lee Schlager on May 31, Swartz Creek MI; Otto Laible on Sept. 21; John Earl “Jack” Leach on Sept. 26, Grand Rapids MI; Roger G. Leous on Aug. 24, Tonawanda NY; Dr. Gerald John “Jerry” Lapeyre Sr. on July 25, Boseman MT. — John F. Manion; 78402 Silver Sage Drive; Palm Desert CA 92211-1348; 760-772-6056;


56JD Class Secretary Lauren Sharkey ’08;


330 N. Wabash, Suite 2800, Chicago IL 60611; 703-927-2089;


57 Photos of Reunion Available


Those of us who have registered with myNotreDame received an email advising us that photos of our recent class reunion were available and gave us the directions to obtain them. If you wish to obtain that info, please email me. I have great news about two classmates. Orlando Maione was awarded the Kideney Gold Medal by the Association of Independent Architects of New York State. This award is the highest the AIANYS can bestow. It is given for a lifetime of notable contributions to the profession and the community. Kenneth L. Woodward was awarded first place by the Catholic Press Association for his book, Getting Religion. The award read, in part, “A champion book to have, read and retain…It is engaging, informative and entertaining. Ken has made this a major reference which benefits, as we all do, from his experience and expertise.” In equally great news for Ken and his wife, Betty, after 26 days in the hospital following abdominal surgery, Ken was allowed to go home. It appears he will live to write another day. We have lost more good men and their spouses in the last 90 days. A dear friend, Kieran “K. J.” Phelan lost his battle with cancer in Oak Park IL. He is survived by his wife Mary, four sons and a daughter. Father David Porterfield, CSC, presided at the funeral liturgy and internment. John C. Thomas of Virginia Beach died June 23. He is survived by wife Barbara, and two daughters, one of whom is US Ambassador Tracey Jacobson. Bob LaCasse wrote of the death of his roommate for four years, William “Bill” Fraser. Bill had been in an assisted living residence for some time. His wife had predeceased him. Bob and Bill had remained the closest of friends through the years. John Hogue wrote to tell of the passing of John “Jack” Zeller of Cleveland OH. He is survived by his wife, Patricia. Jack had battled cancer for 16 years. He spent 20 years with NASA, after which he opened his own consulting firm. John and Jack received BS in engineering and stayed at ND for a MS in engineering. Sadly, a number of spouses have passed on. Sarah Mulcahy, widow of Tom “Tiger” Mulcahy, died almost four years to the date of her husband’s death. This news was from Barbara Trafficanda. Harriet Branick MD, wife of Robert Branick MD, left us after many years of Alzheimer’s. She was survived by Bob and four children, all Domers. They were the proud owners of a home in Kinvara, Ireland, which Mary and I visited many years ago. Elaine Kubiak, wife of Jon Kubiak, died from respiratory problems leaving her husband and one son. Jenny Rink, wife of Joe Rink, passed on Aug. 16. Jenny had been suffering from tumors in her spine for some time which required her to wear a brace at all times except when in bed. Joe asked for prayers even before Jenny’s death as he has been suffering severe pain following revision surgery to his knee. This is a risk to all of us athletes. Marilyn Reinhold, wife of Jack Reinhold, died on Oct. 26. Bill Newbold sent in this tragic news. Steve Penny has asked for a few Hail Marys as he is undergoing chemo and radiation for esophageal cancer. He always adds that he has not forgotten to “smell the flowers.” That is good advice for all of us. God bless us, every one. Peace. John Slevin; 6123 N. Mandalay Drive, Peoria IL 61614; mobile 309-453-8986;


57JD Class Secretary Thomas S. Calder;




58 Fondly Remembered


We begin with news of the passing of several classmates. Wilfred “Deek” DeCamillis died June 26 after a long struggle with stomach cancer. On June 18, Deek and his wife, Nancy, celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary with four of their five children and 10 of their 17 grandchildren. Deke entered the hospital and hospice care two days later and died peacefully, surrounded by his children. He and Nancy moved from Louisville to Colorado in 1979 where Deke worked as a real estate agent and home builder for 33 years. After retirement they moved to Hockessin DE to be near their family. As you may have read in the previous issue of Notre Dame Magazine, Father Donald McNeill, CSC, our class president, died at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, on Aug. 24. After graduation in 1958, and service in the Army, Don joined the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1959. He was assigned to Rome for theological studies and was ordained a Holy Cross priest in 1965. After returning to ND in 1966, he was encouraged by Father Hesburgh to study for a doctorate in pastoral theology at Princeton U. In 1971, Don returned to teaching theology at ND. In 1983, he established ND’s Center for Social Concerns and served as its director until 2002. He then served at Notre Dame High School in Niles IL, and with the Brothers of Holy Cross, in Texas until moving to Holy Cross House in 2012. A fitting tribute to “Padre Don” appears at page 15 of the magazine’s autumn issue. Alfred C. Stepan died on Sept. 27 at his home in Manhattan. Al was described in a Chicago Tribune article as a noted political scientist and university administrator with expertise in Latin American studies, comparative politics and government transitions in Arab countries. In addition to his ND degree, Al held bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Balliol College at Oxford. After service in the Marine Corps from 1960 to 1963, he became a correspondent for the Economist Magazine in Latin America. Later, he served as an analyst for the Rand Corporation while earning a doctorate at Columbia, and taught at Yale from 1970 until 1983. Al is survived by his wife, Nancy, a son, a daughter and seven grandchildren. John A. Dinardo died Sept. 29. In addition to his undergrad degree, John earned a JD cum laude in 1960 from ND Law School. He practiced law in Ohio, Illinois, and Texas, and was general counsel of the American Institute of Architects in Washington, prior to retiring in Franklin TN. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, three children and seven grandchildren. James A. McLaughlin Jr. of New Jersey passed away on Oct. 8. He was the owner and operator of McLaughlin Funeral Home in Jersey City and dedicated to serving his community in a variety of capacities, including as city councilman; trustee and president of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hudson County; chair of Saint Peter’s College Board of Regents; commissioner and chair of Jersey City Redevelopment Agency; trustee of Saint Peter’s Prep; commissioner of the Jersey City Parking Authority; chair of the Hudson County Economic Development Corporation; board member of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority; member of the Hudson Legal Ethics Committee; and trustee and chairman of the Jersey City Medical Center. He is survived by family members, including four daughters and 11 grandchildren. In other news, Gary Cooper is the subject of a newly published book, Ten Star: The African American Journey of Gary Cooper ― Marine General, Diplomat, Business Man, and Politician, by Kendal Weaver. It is available in hardcover and Kindle from Among other distinctions, Gary was the first African American commander of a combat infantry company in Vietnam, and he was the first African American general from the infantry. In closing, here is a note from Pat Doherty: Momentum is building for the 60-year Reunion of ND’s great Class of 1958, May 31 to June 3. Come back to campus. There will be private class dinners, a memorial Mass, hospitality room, campus tours and the joy of gathering with friends of long standing. Phone or email Pat Doherty at 847-441-5782 or Wives will love the reunion too. — Arthur L. Roule Jr.; 3725 W. Waverly Road, La Porte IN 46350;


58JD Class Secretary — John F. Murray;


2036 Cheltenham Court, Woodbridge VA 22192; 703-494-2482; 


59 Tommy Hawkins


We lost one of the most beloved members of our class on Aug. 16. Tommy Hawkins joined our Lord in eternity following a sudden heart attack in Los Angeles. He was first-class in all facets of his life and always there to reach out and help others. His athletic achievements have been well-documented from high school to Notre Dame to the NBA. His other activities, however, were always a motivation for him and he had a very positive impact on many people. He was a “special” guy and we will miss him. May you rest in peace, Tommy, and may your spirit remain with us forever. University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, CSC, ’76, ’78MA celebrated a memorial Mass on campus on Nov. 3. Another classmate from Chicago, George McAndrews, has had a fine career and is still active. He made a transition from mechanical engineering to law. He was editor-in-chief of the Notre Dame Law Review and has been in the patent law arena since 1963. One of his athletic highlights was leading the St. Mary’s High basketball team of Clinton IA to the 1953 Iowa State championship. Katherine and George have 21 grandchildren and live in Barrington IL. Dan Clancy has retired twice from Case Western Reserve U as director of alumni relations, first in 2011 after 45 years and then again in 2015. Before Case, he was a special agent with the FBI and was assigned in 1965 to monitor the Martin Luther King march from Selma to Montgomery. Noreen and Steve Smith have been using their teaching skills in an adult education program in Sarasota. Noreen taught aspiring authors and Steve offered a series of history courses. They have three ND graduates: Debbie Stefton’83, Brian ’87 and Sean ’09. They stay in touch with Mimi and Larry McGovern and Donna and Bob Byrnes in NYC. Art Boyle will have a special connection to ND. His granddaughter, Maeve Koscielski, has been awarded a four-year tennis scholarship to ND. She was the Indiana state champion. Carol and Art are still moving along in Indianapolis and have 18 grandchildren. He asks prayers for Bill McCaffery, who has ALS. Ruth Ann ’60SMC and Bob Kribel and have retired in Auburn AL after 35 years in higher education. Pauline McTernan, wife of Tom McTernan, her sister Carole and her two brothers, Dr. Paul Capelli and Dr. A.J. Capelli, were honored by the Italian American Club in Wisconsin. One of the presenters was Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. The four nephews of Moose Krause (including brothers and fellow classmates Bob Pier and Philip E. “Blackie” Pier) gathered in late October to celebrate Bob’s 80th birthday. Many of our classmates were close to the recent tragedies: hurricanes, firestorms, shootings, etc. Gerry and Paul Willihnganz were close to most of the fires in Santa Rosa but were not seriously injured. I am sorry to report the following deaths: Charlie Caravati, May 14, Torrington CT; Bob Johnston, Oct. 14, Brookfield WI; Dick Grusdis, Sept. 9, Huntley IL; Dick Robertson, Aug. 31, Cherry Hill NJ. Please visit FaithND at and the Senior Alumni website at Peace and good health. — Jim Keegan; 1401 Clinton St., Wilmington DE 19806; 302-429-0545;


59JD Class Secretary William J. Harte;