class notes

1980s

80 Our Many Gifts

 

As we pause for a moment between milestone birthday celebrations and minireunions, let us remember all the many ways in which we are blessed as a class family. Special thanks go to president Mary Ryan Amato, VP Joe Carey and treasurer Dominick Yocius. Thanks also to chaplain Father Joe Uhen, sympathies correspondent Rosemary Mills Russell, our angels Martiza Posa-Grise and Rob Peters and our service leaders Carrie Seringer and Erin Schneeman and the many unnamed volunteers who help so selflessly. If a member of our class family experiences loss, needs prayers or would like to give back, please contact me or any of the above. You can reach the angels directly at 80angelsoncall@gmail.com. I truly believe that in Our Lady’s University’s name, almost anything is possible. We have a thriving presence on Facebook at facebook.com/groups/notredame80. Please update your information in the University’s online directory at my.nd.edu. This will allow us to stay in touch and you to receive class emails. Mike Gray and his wife Nancy (Meiszberg) Gray ’80SMC are proud to announce that their daughter Kathy Gray ’13 was married to Andrew Barnett in the basilica in August. Michael Morris reports that he, Mike Cahill, Marty Curran, Martin Birkel, Curtis Wesseln, Bo Harrigan, Matt Dalton, Doug Kriegshauser, Bill Graham, Jeff Hannapel, Tom Michalek, Tom Walsh, and Mike Whittington descended on Chicago and South Bend for a long weekend for the Vanderbilt game. Tailgating, campus touring, biking, craft breweries in the West Loop, bragging and bonding ensued. The gang celebrated multiple birthdays and relived fading memories. Mary Ryan Amato notes that Badin had a minireunion in Atlanta on a lovely weekend in September to celebrate 60th birthdays. Organized by Suzy Leyes Butler and Erin O’Keefe Hedge, they gathered to watch the Wake Forest game at Erin and John’s home. Lots of sharing, lots of laughs and so many good memories. In attendance were Suzy Leyes Butler, Erin O’Keefe Hedge, Ann Gleason, Carolyn Best, Ellen Dorney Colyer, Karen Lipuma Berner, Kristine Kunesh-Part, Layne Salazar Roetzel, Lisa Hartenberger Hogan, Mary Ellen Foley Scott, Mary Jo Basara Higgins, and Patty Montrie Jannota. Morrissey Manorites Bob Hillstrom, Mike Knezevich and Jose Valdivia III met in September in Telluride CO for the 25th annual Blues and Brews Festival and had a great time together over four days. Bob is a plastic surgeon in Bradenton FL. Mike retired from a long career in law enforcement and is a radio sports broadcaster in Indiana. He is a 2012 Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame inductee and the voice of the Chicago Bandits women’s softball team. Jose practices law in Miami and serves as co-chair of his firm’s Latin America Practice Group. Our hearts go out to the families of Tim Weston, Paul Kelly and Mark McNally, who lost their fathers, and to Rae Anne Shamp, Gary Gerken, Bill Vita and Jim Fenton, who lost their mothers. — Mary Ellen Woods; mew.1980@alumni.nd.edu

 

80MBA Forgotten No Longer

 

The 1937 Bound Brook High School New Jersey state championship basketball team was inducted into their school’s Hall of fame on Oct. 7. The presenter at the induction ceremony was our own Paul Katilas, whose uncle Ed Marvuglio was the last surviving member, having passed at age 98 in 2015. Paul put together a terrific YouTube slide show of the team, many of whom served in WWII and were loyal subway alumni of Notre Dame. If you get a chance, look up Paul’s handiwork online. It’s a wonderful tribute to members of our greatest generation, and Paul writes that he and his uncle discussed the tribute to the team before his passing. Although they are all gone now, Paul made it his mission to see to it that the team was finally honored after 80 years, and they received a standing ovation from over 300 people at the ceremony, including many family members. Mission accomplished, Paul. Scott Jessup writes that he and his wife Janet planned to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary with a bicycle tour of the Tuscany region of Italy in October. He said that they opted for electric pedal assisted bikes at his request, not Janet’s. We look forward to a recap when they return. Scott adds that three of his four children now live in Colorado with the fourth living in Guinea with her husband. Mary Beth and Bill Homer write that their daughter Colleen was married in September. Their son Will Homer ’07 passed the Florida Bar exam and is practicing in Miami. Congratulations to both. Joe Bowers and wife Lane enjoyed the summer at their beach house in Avalon NJ with their four grandchildren. Joe said that he recently played golf at the Trump National Course and had one of the President’s caddies for the day. My son Patrick also was married in September to Jessie, a public defender in New Jersey. When he’s not on tour with his band Station, Pat is a senior royalty analyst in New York. My youngest son, Torin, and I were at the Michigan game and played nine holes on the Burke golf course the following morning. Sundays after games are great times to play for those interested in walking off the added tailgater weight. Finally, Rich Walker writes that he took a fantastic two-week tour of the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Yellowstone National Park where, in a twist, the Park Rangers warned the bears not to feed Rich or he might end up staying. I am still hoping that all classmates take a few minutes and send me their current email addresses so that I can keep you informed of class columns deadlines. If you’ve been receiving my reminders, then I already have your email. If not, please send. Go Irish. — Joe Kearney; 203-364-0346; jos.w.kearney@gmail.com

 

80JD Campaign Trail

 

Nell Newton, dean of the Law School, announced her retirement from the dean’s position, effective June 30. She will remain as a professor after a sabbatical. Thank you, Nell, for everything you did for Notre Dame Law School during your 10 years as dean. Enjoy your well-earned sabbatical. This is a short column as I wrote it while living out of suitcases while on the re-election campaign trail in Indiana for Sen. Joe Donnelly ’77 ’81JD. Joe is a Notre Dame undergrad classmate, and his wife, Jill (Truitt) Donnelly ’76, does development work for Notre Dame. Joe ultimately lost the race, but it was fun getting out the vote for a great guy who worked across the aisle. Send your news. Go Irish. — Sheila O’Brien; sobrien368@aol.com

 

81 Football, Friendship, Our 60th

 

Lee Ann McLaughlin offers her hospitality to folks coming in for campus events throughout the year. Classmates had a great time with her before and after the Vanderbilt and Stanford games last fall. Kevin Hawkins, Donna Leary Smith, Brian Donnelly, Bob Van Hoomissen, and Ginny Morrison Gadel have been to Lee Ann’s place, amongst others. Our class enjoyed a tailgater and 50 seats in the stadium together for the Vanderbilt football game. Mike “Pro” Burke, Janet Bergeron and Keith Melaragno hosted the day’s events, Keith Sherin generously donated the parking spots, and they got lots of help from classmates. Prior to the game, Sharon Virostek Wolford, Peter Urbain, Ralph Jaccodine, John Solare, Mike Gies and his wife Nancy, and Lexi and Tom Gibbons went to the Cubs game before dashing to Notre Dame. They were joined on campus by Dave Link, Kevin Hawkins, Nanette Rees Mullaney, Walter Koenig, Tim Murphy, Jeanne Laboe Berton, Louise Walsh, Stephen Hoey, Courtney Shea, Mary Beth Sterling, Mike Sexton and his wife Judy, and Steve and Chris Hayes Burgoon. After raising five children, Chris is acting in Chicago dramas including Chicago Fire and Proven Innocent. And recently, Chris and her family dedicated the new Charles B. Hayes Family Sculpture Park at Notre Dame. The park is located between the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and the Compton Family Ice Arena, at the northeast corner of Angela/Edison and Eddy Streets. The WWW (Wonderful Women of Walsh) got together on Cape Cod to celebrate, dare I write, their collective 60th birthday. Margaret Ward Jones, Amanda Bernheim Buckley, Janet Bergeron, Marybeth Marx, Catherine Wombacher Bobis, Sandra Nairn, Sharon Virostek Wolford, Martha Pagliari, Amy Olin Mathes, Jeanne LeBoe Berton, Kate Niland Huber, and Loren Mraz Matthes made up the group. They danced at the fire pit to the great hits of our time and broke the quiet hours ordinance, almost like breaking parietals. I have heard of several planned 60th birthday celebrations. What do you have planned? Archbishop Charlie Brown has been serving as apostolic nuncio to Albania since March 2017 and was recently featured in Notre Dame Magazine. Be sure to read up on Charlie’s career in the Church. Jane Nani’s daughter, Emily, will graduate from the U of Chicago in spring. Last fall, Jane joined her brothers Dave Nani ’78, Steve Nani ’83, and Peter Nani ’92 and Pete Effler ’83 and his wife, Mary, at the Virginia game. Jane tries to get to at least one away game a year. Mary Ahern hosted a house concert featuring the amazing singer song/writer Dan Navarro last fall and I was able to join, along with Dan Gonzales. Beautiful music on a warm California night, it does not get any better. I am sorry to report the passing of our dear classmate Cathy Scott Mullins. I lived around the corner from Cathy in the basement of Lyons Hall freshman year and our time there was something I can see and feel with clarity. She was a compassionate mother, wife and friend to all. Please pray for Cathy’s husband, Brian Mullins ’80, and their family. Join us on the Class of ’81 Facebook page, where about 400 classmates share their wit and wisdom. And please email updates before our Jan. 20 deadline. You are loved members of the Class of ’81 and we want to know how you are doing. This is where we weave the fabric of our class even tighter. Thanks to everyone who has already shared updates and those who are now inspired. — Mary Murphy; marymurphy81@alumni.nd.edu

 

81MBA Transitions

 

It seems many of us are beginning to replace gainful (or other) employment with babysitting grandchildren as out hair gets whiter. I had a note from Mike Zmachinski saying that he officially retired after 40 years in banking, most recently as VP of real estate for Sovereign Bank. Son Michael is a Clemson grad working in New York City. Mike and Betty also celebrated their 35th anniversary with a trip to Paris and Lourdes. They also took in the Michigan game and the Shamrock Game at Yankee Stadium and Mike remains active in the New Jersey ND Club. Mike was part of the post-library Sunday gatherings at our little apartment with Bill Lloyd, Park Owens, and Ron Veith. We lost Bill to cancer in 2016. Carol and Park Owens are still in North Barrington IL and Park is busy with his Juvo Products Company. Lori and Ron Veith are in Charlotte where he does consulting work. I caught up with Susan Barbacane who is in Houston with Tim running their logistics and finance business. They were at the Michigan and Stanford games. Son Jonathan is a second year MBA student at ND. Say a prayer for their daughter Natalie ’09, who’s battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She was diagnosed shortly after giving birth to daughter Lyla Rose in late 2017, and lives in Chicago with husband Dan and son Teddy. Irene and Jim Connolly checked in from Haddon Township NJ where they celebrated their 25th anniversary this year. He’s been an engineering manager with L3 Technologies for years, and Irene is director of retirement programs for Thomas Jefferson U and Jefferson Health. Son Jimmy graduated from Rutgers U in New Brunswick and Ryan a senior at Temple U. Sheila and Steve Simmerman are in Phoenix and Steve is still a road warrior with JDA Software. He’s made it to every game this year and will again have a bet on the Navy game with Roger Staubach. He’ll likely retire soon to become a full-time obsessive grandfather. Daughter Stephanie ’05SMC has twins, 1, and an older son. Bill and Mary (Mulholland) Upjohn are in Edina MN and were nice enough to let our son Teddy live in their guest room during his time at U of Minnesota Law. Sadly, Mary finally made the decision to let go of the Mulholland football tickets we all have abused for decades. Son Andrew married Denghui in 2015 and graduated from the same Arizona State U Public Health master’s program as brother David ’13. Christopher is in San Francisco investing in tech startups. Barb and I are in Somers CT with Abby, who is loving life in the country, herding the cats, and enjoys her weekly dinner/movie outings with a group of friends. Ted and Annabelle are in Sartell MN with Clara, E.J., Henry, and a dog the size of a horse. He’s a lawyer with Gray Plant Mooty and as obsessed with golf as his father. Colin is in Boston and is a music producer for a studio there. My most recent book, Death of an Altar Boy: The Unsolved Murder of Danny Croteau and the Culture of Abuse in the Catholic Church, dropped in June and a book about Hetty Green, “The Witch of Wall Street,” is due in the spring. Please get in touch. — E.J. Fleming; 600 Hall Hill Road, Somers CT 06071; flemingiv@aol.com

 

81JD Homecoming Gathering

 

Over 375 Notre Dame Law School alumni and guests gathered from around the country for the second annual Law Homecoming weekend as they watched the Fighting Irish beat Vanderbilt on a perfect fall day on campus. Nancy and Mark Gargula attended and enjoyed getting caught up with Father David Link, former Dean Patty O’Hara, 7th Circuit Justice Kenneth Ripple, and others. As the incoming president of the NDLA Board as of next September, Nancy (and Mark) have committed to attend the 2019 Law Homecoming tailgate and hope many other members of our Law School class will as well. Save the date of Sept. 28 for the next Law Homecoming, when the Irish take on the Virginia Cavaliers. Nancy and Mark also recently celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary in Napa Valley. Bob Allen continues to wow the yachting world. He spoke in September at the Yachting and the Law Seminar at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show on the topic of developments in superyacht contracts, in October in Fort Lauderdale at the Yacht Sales and the Law Seminar sponsored by the International Yacht Brokers Association, as well as at the fall meeting of the Maritime Law Association of the United States, and he will be speaking again in January in London at the 2019 Superyacht Investor Conference. He was happy to report record attendance at his firm’s annual Cannes reception and hospitality suite in Monaco during the September yacht shows and is looking forward to seeing one of our classmates at these events one day. On a more personal note, Bob reports his son, Ryan, 7, just got his blue belt in MMA karate. Jean and I took our annual visit to the campus for the ND/Pitt game. During our trip, we spent time with Claire Corson Skinner and husband Jim at their lake lodge in Middlebury, where we celebrated the 91st birthday of Claire’s father, Tom Corson. Also visiting Claire was Martha Miller Schwanitz, spouse of our late classmate Fred Miller, and Fred’s and Martha’s daughters, Betsy and Whitney. We happily reminisced about almost 40 years of reunions since our graduation from law school. Jim Blase released his book, Keep it for Your Children – Theodore Roosevelt's 1903 Western Trip, on Jan. 6, the 100th anniversary of President Roosevelt’s death. This 300-page book creates a daily journal of the president’s nine-week western trip during the spring of 1903. The forward to the book is written by Prof. Clay Jenkinson, a noted Roosevelt and Thomas Jefferson historian who appeared in “America's Best Idea” episode of the Ken Burns documentary about our country’s national parks. The book will be reviewed by our classmate Lorne Liechty, who like Jim, is an avid Theodore Roosevelt fan. We are starved for information about your lives. Please submit information for these columns. — Michael Palumbo; 3799 East Peachtree Drive, Chandler AZ 85249; res 480-284-4004; bus 602-262-5931; mpalumbo@jsslaw.com

 

82 Hollywood Connections

 

Brian McLaughlin is one of a few classmates working in Hollywood these days. Others include Mike Fitzpatrick, who just finished a season on the Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet, and Debi Gero, who is developing a TV sitcom. Brian has been a member of the Producers Guild of America since 2011, sponsored by the legendary Roger Corman. He is also a mentor in its Power of Diversity Master Workshop, as well as a member of the education and diversity committees. Brian has produced four feature films and has seven in development; two of which he plans to shoot in 2019. The PGA’s official magazine, Produced By, has a three-page article in its October/November issue about Brian and his support of military veterans in the entertainment industry, usually teaming with Veterans in Media and Entertainment, of which he is a member. Our classmate served 20 years in the Army and Army Reserve after being in ROTC at our alma mater. Congratulations, Brian, on your work and thank you for your service to our country. We are honored to be your classmate and are proud of you and your accomplishments. If you are interested in the full article, please go to issuu.com/moontidemedia/docs/pga_october_november2018_lr. Kevin Embach (Flanner, pre-professional) was ordained a Jesuit priest last summer and celebrated his first Mass in the crypt of the Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee WI. Congratulations, Kevin, on your new career. Mark Cunneen and his son, Parker, trekked the Salkantay trail finishing in Machu Picchu. Mark’s other son, Pierce, graduated from ND last year with an engineering-computer science degree. Pierce works for Uber in NYC as a software engineer. Sharon and David Armendariz (Stanford, accounting) live in Grapevine TX. Their daughter, Ashley ’13 (Pangborn) got married this past summer in the Basilica. The reception was held at the Morris Inn. She married Kevin Kho ’14 (Alumni, BS biochemistry, MDiv candidate ’19). Their daughter Alyssa ’16 (McGlinn, BS mechanical engineering) was the maid of honor. In attendance from our class were Jim Henry (Stanford, accounting), Gene Zychowicz (Stanford, marketing) and Jim Goode (BS math). Great times were had by all guests. Thank you to all those in attendance at the Vanderbilt ’82 tailgate: Carol Silva Holmes, Jan Corey Hawk, Lee Williams, Jamie Clayton, John Cuckovich, Nina Netchi Ginocchio, Denise Nwaezeapu, Kelly Sullivan, Jeffrey Didion, Jim Henry, Paul Heineman, Mark Fatum, Rian Gorey, Margaret Stack, Kelly Kamm, Gene Zychowicz, Tom Nessinger. I am sorry for any omissions. — Dave and Tess Lewis; 30 Battle Ridge Road, Morris Plains NJ  07950; cell 973-219-4050; tess@lewislegal.com or dave@lewislegal.com 

 

82MBA Class Secretary Renée (Amirkanian) Cooper;

 

reneemsr@aol.com

 

82JD Enjoying Retirement

 

I received an email from Jean Berg, who thoroughly enjoys being retired. She has surpassed her goal of visiting 50 states, 50 countries and seven continents. Jean tells me she has taken up several hobbies, including annual cooking classes in France, shooting, and playing the cello. Jean has also climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Fuji. She didn’t mention what she does in her spare time. Congratulations to Tom Veldman, whom Father Jenkins appointed to the Law School Advisory Council. Our class is well represented in leadership positions at ND. Diana Lewis is on the Board of Trustees. Tim Rooney, Perry Vieth, Tom Veldman and I serve on the Law School Advisory Council. Bruce Baty, Liz Imhoff, Tim Nickels, John Smith and I serve on the NDLA Board of Directors. Congratulations to John Smith, who became a grandfather. John Smith V was born in September. Cele (Glacy) and Bruce Baty, Liz Imhoff, Tracy and Rob Neate, John Smith and Carol and I attended the Law School Homecoming the weekend of the Vanderbilt game. Professors Doug Kmiec and Ken Ripple were also in attendance. Harriet and Monty Bottom, Father Dexter Brewer, CSC, Bob Clemons, Laura and Jon Ehlinger, Bob Homchick, Paul Knapp, Madonna and Mark Spitler and Tom Veldman were on campus for the Pittsburgh game. Dexter said Mass at the Veldman home on Sunday after the game. — Frank Julian; ndlaw82@gmail.com

 

83 Condolences and Congratulations

 

Please keep Kathy Neilon and her family in your prayers. Kathy passed away on June 30. Kathy’s roommate of four years during our time at Notre Dame, Zaida Avila, attended the service and funeral in New Jersey. Kathy was a burn surgeon who gave up her career to work with her eldest child, who is autistic. Our condolences go out to Kathy’s husband, Tim, and their children, Timmy, Katie and Erin, and all who knew Kathy. Congratulations to Ita Rahilly on her election as president of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Ita is a partner at RBT CPAs LLP in Newburgh NY. She has previously served on the society’s board as vice president and director as a chapter representative. Ita also has served on several committees of the society and a president, secretary and treasurer of the Mid-Hudson chapter of the society. Congratulations also to John Engeman on publication this summer of his first book, 12 Lessons for Success in Business and Beyond. The book centers around taking actions that may lead to a more fulfilling and successful career and life, including leaping out of your comfort zone. Mary Brosnahan was recently featured on We Are ND, a website from the Alumni Association that tells stories of Domers who are doing good in the world in the spirit of Father Sorin. Mary devoted her 30-year career to fighting homelessness, working as the executive director of a key organization that serves this population. Congratulations to Hannah (Storen) Storm on breaking another glass ceiling in the broadcasting industry. This year, Hannah and her co-anchor, Andrea Kremer, became the first female broadcasting pair to call an NFL game. Keenan Hall’s Class of ’83 made a respectable showing at the Michigan game this fall with a tailgater hosted by Bob Karnes and Jim Leonard. Attendees at the tailgater included Bill Bastedo, Jim Cameron, Ted Nacheff, Mike Power and Robert Powers. As previously reported, Chris Davis is again putting together a volunteer trip to Colombia with Habitat for Humanity. The Notre Dame Alumni Association of Colombia will join this year’s trip. The group will help to build homes at a Habitat site outside Bogota. If you would like to join the Habitat group or contribute to their efforts, more information is available on the Class Facebook page. Chris has posted some progress reports on the fundraising effort on the Class Facebook page. In his spare time, Chris has also finished the sixth draft of his novel, Samuel’s Dream. The novel is the story of how a brother goes hang gliding over his family home and accidentally fools his younger brother into believing that God spoke to him. The story takes place around Chattanooga, Colombia and Washington DC. Be sure to join the Class Facebook page if you have not done so already. Search for Notre Dame Class of 1983 on Facebook and click “join.” We have more than 450 members on the page and it provides a great opportunity for you to reconnect with class members and get information on what everyone is doing. As always, a big thank you to all who have reached out with news to share about themselves or other classmates. Please continue to reach out with updates. — Louis J. “Chip” Denkovic; 520 West 43 St., Apt. 32G, New York NY 10036; cell 917-399-8784; bus 212-762-6674; ldenkovic@gmail.com

 

83MBA Lots Happening

 

Greetings, folks. Bionic man Jay Carter has a new knee and is recovering nicely. Jay is still a top guy at Ableson Taylor, a health and wellness advertising agency in Chicago. He has been with AT for 30 years and is still passionate about healthcare and he loves his work. Connect with Jay on Facebook. He is a prolific poster and dear friend. Chas Bourland is a healthcare innovator and successful entrepreneur. He is president at Strauss Surgical and spends his time managing several medical device businesses, a real estate business, and has a fast car to keep up with his beautiful wife Maria, daughter Angelica and son Charlie. Jim Hart spent some great time in NYC with his family as he was growing his mastery of the investment management business at a seminar. Jim tells me that the ladies in his life are flourishing. Jim’s wife Karen continues to bring home the dominant paycheck in moxie. Daughter Kaitlyn lives in Philadelphia and got engaged last spring. Brianna, the serious athlete in the family, is starting at defense on the Central Michigan U lacrosse team. Here’s news from my family. My wife Sue and I moved from the Chicago burbs to Bozeman MT. The house was empty in Clarendon Hills and it strangely filled again when we moved to the mountains. Five of our six kids reside in the Bozeman area and have found work in the booming economy. Our daughter Annika resides in the area with her husband Tyler, and our two beautiful granddaughters Savannah and Adeline. Annika has a successful internet based LuLaRoe business. Jack and Tom work at a local tech company PFL. Sanne, having graduated from Montana State U, is an outdoor instructor and whitewater raft guide at Far and Away Adventures in Ketchum ID. (The company offers a must-do trip down the middle fork of the Salmon River.) Nicholette is a junior at MSU studying pre-vet. Son Christian is playing pro hockey in Germany. After playing two years in the Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Redwings systems in the USA, he decided it was time to see the world and let hockey pay the way. Sue keeps it all together for us and plays a big role as Mema to our granddaughters. My ad agency, Sandbox, is 350 people across the US, and I am blessed to have first-class leadership and management, so I can live where I want to live. My dad, Jack Hilbrich ’50, celebrated his 91st birthday in September and still has fond memories of an awesome Hilbrich men fishing trip in northern Saskatchewan we took for his 90th. He is still climbing 12 flights of stairs and doing pushups every day. Awesome. Mom Judie is 80 and makes sure he doesn’t get too cocky. We are blessed that mom and dad are going strong. Dave Valenti writes that he attended the 36th annual motorhome event at the Michigan game on Labor Day weekend with Jay, Mike Burton, Al Jonas and Phil Pinkstaff. They missed Dave Wirl greatly. Last, and solemnly, Jay Carter informed me that our friend and classmate Dave Wirl passed away in June. I think it is appropriate to share part of his eulogy with our class. “Dave attended Ohio U where he earned his undergraduate degree in business. He later graduated from the University of Notre Dame with his MBA and Duquesne with his law degree. He was an avid Bruce Springsteen fan and a proud Notre Dame alumnus. Dave faithfully attended the Michigan State game at Notre Dame with the same group of friends every year. Dave worked at BNY Mellon for 35 years where he found his second family. While at BNY Mellon, Dave held many positions but most recently held the title of managing director of corporate credit risk. He took each job very seriously. He loved his job but most importantly, the people he worked with. Dave was a loyal friend and would do anything for anyone. His unique sense of humor and warm smile will never be forgotten.” Godspeed, Dave. Dave is the first of our classmates who have passed away that I am aware of. Please send me your news before I make something up about you. Warmest regards. — John Hilbrich; 630-677-2725; john.hilbrich@gmail.com

 

83JD A Bit More News

 

Congratulations to Jim Niehaus who was named to the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Jim is a partner at Frantz Ward in Cleveland. Jim focuses his practice on competition law, resolving disputes between and managing the relationships among competitors and businesses at different levels of the distribution chain. This includes litigating and counseling clients with respect to distribution, antitrust, intellectual property, franchising and licensing matters. I have a new position at Saint Mary’s U of Minnesota: general counsel and university secretary. In my new role, I will continue my general counsel work, but also work more specifically with the board of trustees on governance matters. Please send me an email with an update on you or a classmate for this column. — Ann E. Merchlewitz; Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, 700 Terrace Heights, No. 30, Winona MN 55987; cell 507-450-6609; bus 507-457-1587; amerchle@smumn.edu

 

84 A Class of Doers

 

Annette (Morrow) Johnson is making lemonade from lemons. Diagnosed in April 2016 with breast cancer, she completed her surgery, chemo and radiation treatments and in March 2017 was introduced to the Pink Phoenix Dragon boat team of Portland OR. This is the first US dragon boat team composed solely of breast cancer survivors. In July 2018, the team competed in Florence, Italy, in the IBCBC, an international competition composed of nearly 4,000 breast cancer survivors from around the globe. Her team, Pink Phoenix Soul, placed sixth out of 129 teams with over 35 countries represented. Paula Smith Hartley, VP and general manager at Lockheed Martin, made the Business Insider list of most powerful female engineers at number 9. Her team builds technology used in military communications, security, airplane cockpits, surveillance and weapons. When not creating military tech, Hartley is an advisor for Bucks County Community College, involved in the Bucks County United Way and is on a chapter board of the American Red Cross New York. Her husband, Mark Comerford, is the new CEO of Global Advanced Metals, a leading producer of tantalum and niobium products. He is a 34-year veteran of the specialty metals industry. Lynn Malooly continues her efforts with the Water for South Sudan program, waterforsouthsudan.org. John Kellenberg has two kids at ND this year, a senior and a freshman. — Martha Avery; mayoravery@comcast.net

 

84JD Powerful

 

The Law School alumni updates recently featured Matthew Miklave, a Robinson+Cole Partner, who was selected among the 2018 “100 Most Powerful Corporate Employment Lawyers” as recognized by LawDragon in partnership with Human Resource Executive magazine. Matt reports, “For the last 25 years, I have been focused on representing management in labor and employment matters. I split my time between New York City and Stamford CT. I am also one of the authors of a weekly blog called the Manufacturing Law Blog, manufacturinglawblog.com. My wife Sandra and I live in Norwalk CT but spend a good bit of time at a home in Vermont.  Peter Burrell was selected as the 2018 Michael Dean Undergraduate Professor of the Year at U of Cincinnati’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business. Peter has taught the law course at UC’s business school part-time since 1993 and full-time since 2013. He also continues to practice law in Cincinnati at Pinales, Stachler, Young, Burrell & Crouse, where he has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer for the past 11 years. I look forward to hearing from you. — Matthew J. Dunn; 19834 Timbered Estates Lane, Carlinville IL 62626; 773-294-6851; mdunn19834@gmail.com

 

85 Sad News

 

If you hate cancer as much as Mike Hayes does, he wants you to check out CancerAI, cancerai.org, the first nonprofit to use artificial intelligence to fight cancer. Mike was treated for stage IV throat cancer in 2008, and like many of us, he has lost friends and classmates to the disease. Part of his inspiration for CancerAI was the courage and grace of Rob “Barney” Barniskis, who passed away in August after a 10-year fight with prostate cancer. In April, knowing that Rob was about to enter a new stage of treatment, Mike and fellow Alumni Hall dogs Dan Brady, Mike Keane, Tod Nestor, Chuck Emma ’84, Sonny Peek ’83, Ian DeHueck, Jeff Withuski, Tom Kruse, Henry Lange, Tom O’Leary, Jim O’Donnell, Eric Olson, and Pat Reis showed up unannounced at Rob’s home in Minneapolis and surprised him with a guy’s weekend. Rob was a native of the Twin Cities and enjoyed a career in finance that took him to Europe and Chicago before returning to Minneapolis, where he raised a family of three sons with Patti (Buchanan) Barniskis ’85SMC. He lived a life of grace, compassion, and courage and expanded his influence during his illness by focusing on what he could help others accomplish through his positivity. Please keep Patti and her boys in your prayers. Maureen McGrail Dunkley wrote with the sad news of the passing of our classmate Jane Bassler Steranka in Seattle. “Jane from Alaska,” as she was known during her ND years, lost a courageous, year-long battle with pancreatic cancer in August, leaving behind five grown children and husband Mark Steranka ’86. Maureen wrote, “Jane was my roommate for three years. I visited her recently, with our senior year housemate Anne McGraw Morrical ’85SMC and we had a great time reminiscing about our epic house parties on ND Avenue, Jane’s friendship with Emil T. Hofman ’53MS, ’63PhD, and her groundbreaking stint as the first woman bartender at Corby’s. Jane’s awesome family reflects the kind, strong, funny, beautiful person that she was from start to finish.” Please remember Mark, her family and friends in your prayers. Maureen lives in Charlotte NC where she is “a semi-retired professional mom.” Her son Keenan is a first-year medical student and her daughter Delaney is a recent graduate of USC. Chris Vargas is a private investor based in Silicon Valley, focusing on renewable and clean energy technologies. He also runs a real estate fund that invests in commercial multifamily housing, primarily on the West Coast. He is also launching a new initiative in partnership with Notre Dame that focuses on two objectives. First, the project gives ND computer science students the opportunity to develop technology solutions for organizations that focus on conservation, clean energy and climate change. Second, it gives such organizations technology that helps them accomplish their mission more effectively and at zero cost. The initiative has completed projects in Kenya, Mozambique, Columbia, and North America. It is not yet in “scaling” mode, but Chris is working on it. Robert Marovich’s radio show, “Gospel Memories,” which has aired on Chicago’s WLUW-FM since 2001, was named Gospel Radio Show of the Year by the Rhythm of Gospel Awards at its June ceremonies in Greenville SC. Bob’s website, Journal of Gospel Music, was nominated for Gospel Internet Promotion and Marketing Group of the Year. Bob is also the author of A City Called Heaven: Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music (U of Illinois Press) which was the 2016 recipient of a certificate of merit in historical sound recorded research from the Association of Recorded Sound Collections. — Kathleen Doyle Yaninek; yanzlaw@comcast.net

 

85MBA Class Secretary Dom Yocius;

 

dyocius@ameritech.net

 

85JD Exciting Times

 

Congratulations to John Polster, general counsel at Bridgeview Bank, who was selected to receive a First Chair Award, recognizing America’s most innovative and accomplished in-house counsel for their achievements and contributions to the legal community. John has honored at a program and gala at the First Chair Awards in downtown Chicago. Art Aylward checked in from Richmond VA where he is managing director at Midkiff, Muncie & Ross. Art and his wife Karen had an exciting weekend at the Virginia Tech football game with their four kids and their kids’ spouses. Three of their children (Kim, Jessie, and Chris) went to Virginia Tech, as did their spouses. The Aylward clan rented an RV to tailgate. Given that the game was sold out, they were spread out all over the stadium and cell service was non-existent. After the game, Art returned to the RV around midnight to learn that his youngest daughter, Jessie, who was about eight and half months pregnant, had left the game at halftime. Jessie and her husband Matt had driven back to Richmond, where she was admitted to the local hospital around 3 a.m. Art and Karen arrived in Richmond in time to meet their fourth grandchild, Savannah Ryan Vellucci, who has a wonderful story to tell about how she almost arrived during a Notre Dame football game. We previously reported on Cari Votava’s work with the World Bank, helping some of the world's poorest countries. Cari’s outstanding efforts were noticed by the ND Alumni Association. Cari was featured in a piece on the We Are ND website (weare.nd.edu), which tells stories of Domers who are doing good in the world. Congratulations, Cari. Speaking of doing good in the world, Steve Dunn’s son John (baptized by Father Mike in the Log Chapel), an Army orthopedic surgeon, is deploying to a combat hospital in Baghdad. Please pray for John’s safety during his service. Steve practices in Troy MI. He and his wife Geri have 11 grandkids. Chris Hazlitt reports that his firm, Bryan Cave LLP, merged with the European firm of Berwin Leighton Paisner, to become Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, with 1,500 lawyers across Asia, US, Europe, and the Middle East. Chris remains managing partner of the emerging companies and technology practice in Boulder CO and says London is now their largest office, and they picked up a strong 100-lawyer Moscow office as part of the deal. Joseph Shannon’s eldest, Katherine ’13, was married to James Palmer ’14Dartmouth in Grosse Pointe MI in September. Joseph IV ’14, was best man and Margaret ’19 was maid of honor. The wedding party also included Evangeline ’21 and four other ND grads. Matt Barrett, Lou Webber and Dave Scheper were in attendance. Paul Coletti reports that he and his wife are ND empty nesters, after nine years of having kids on campus. Paul ’16BS, BBA, ’18MEd just graduated from the Alliance for Catholic Education master’s program, following his sister Laura ’13BBA. Karen Kiley Toohill visited with Walter and Denise Brown, Dave and Barb Scheper, Matt Barrett, Molly Murphy and Mike Bruton at the Stanford game. It was hard to take sides at that game; Karen’s son Casey is a linebacker for the Cardinal. Tom Ajamie enjoyed a trip to Italy this summer where he had lunch with Andrea Bocelli and his wife Veronica at their beach club in Forte dei Marmi. Tom met Andrea and Veronica’s three children and got a glimpse of Andrea’s gold records. Tom sent photographic evidence, and it looks amazing. On the other end of the musical spectrum, Tom’s clients Duran Duran recently finished a two-year tour to promote their 14th studio album, Paper Gods. Tom joined the band in Rome for a private event to celebrate. Please continue to send me your news; it is great to hear from you. — Kelly Kiernan Largey; largey@fr.com

 

86 Virginia in 2019

 

Our Ball State minireunion tailgater was an awesome time. It was great to see everyone. A special thanks to Lori Bush and John Kaminski and Pam Fox and Jim Raycraft for masterful tailgate organization and set-up. Please mark your calendars as we are hosting our 34th annual minireunion tailgater on Sept. 28 for the Virginia game. We have put in for a block of tickets for that game. If interested, please let me know. Pam is coordinating with the University and I’ll relay interest. We heard there was one heck of a wedding celebration in Los Angles when Tony Haske married Sunita Puri in October. Those joining in the festivities included Tom Ryder, Kathy (Nemsick) and Conrad Rehill, Sue Hamilton, Holly Becker, Cletus Blum, Linda Gase, Lev Chapelsky, Mike Normant and Peter McManus. A group of Domers met up in Pensacola Beach for a long weekend at the end of August for beers, reminiscing and a lot of laughs. Former Holy Cross Hall residents Jeff Jackson, Tom Haidinger, Pete Bowen, Ted Bennett and Bob Seach ’87, along with former Flannerites Tom Carnesi and Jay Tutchton were graciously hosted at Mike Ferachi’s family beach house. Mike attended ND for only one year but made lifelong friends. In addition to the nonstop ND stories, the group toured the Naval Aviation Museum and were regaled with stories from the Navy fliers in the group, Carnesi, Bowen and Bennett, who lived together in Pensacola Beach during their training. David Harouse’s daughter Sarah is a sophomore at Saint Mary’s College and loved making the ND band and experiencing an incredible season. His eldest daughter is a senior at Georgetown and his twins are seniors in high school. After being confirmed May 10 by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Mike Brennan was formally installed in Milwaukee as judge for the US Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Ron Johnson spoke at the ceremony. Attending the investiture were classmates Rick Conklin, Mike Milani, Dave Cox and Pete Carpenter, along with Tim Nolan ’85. Classmates Kevin Flynn and Pat Cogan attended the confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill last May. Michael E. Smith was named to 2019 Best Lawyers and is one of the founding partners of Frantz Ward of Cleveland. Mary Rupp spent time with Janet Grojean Seidel last spring in Cambridge MA. They were attending a Harvard Crimson baseball weekend series and their sons played together on the Crimson team that past year. Mary brought our Freshmen Register (I think it was called something else back then) to the games and they had a hilarious time looking through it and catching up on mutual friends and classmates. When you get a moment, drop a line. Take care and God bless. — John Spatz; 201-264-2459; john@jjscb.com

 

86MBA Class SecretaryMaureen (Mullan) Decker;

 

21855 Town Gate, Macomb MI 48044; res 586-468-7713; bus 586-741-4305 cell 586-817-1317; maureen.decker@mclaren.org

 

86JD Hello and New Updates

 

Thanks so much to Don Passenger for all his work as class secretary. As I now take on this role, I have a few updates from classmates, and I encourage all of you to reach out and share your news with me. We were well represented at the ND law School Homecoming weekend (Sept. 15) for the Vanderbilt game. Beth (Schneider) Naylor, Maureen (Watz) Gornik, Dave Link, and I were all in for the NDLA Board meeting on 9/14 and stayed on for the Homecoming festivities. Beth continues her products liability defense practice in Cincinnati (when she isn’t competing in triathlons). When she isn’t being run ragged by teenage daughters, Maureen is Deputy Clerk in Charge of the U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Cir. in St. Paul, MN. Dave and Susan (Lindbloom) Link are close by to Maureen in Minneapolis.  David is Senior Tax Counsel at Cargill and Susan is head of the estate planning practice at Maslon, LLP. I am still in Denver where I represent closely held businesses—principally physician group practices. Also in for the NDLS Homecoming were Suzie (Bernard) and Tom Merrick from Pittsburgh, John Glowacki from Philadelphia, and Mary McPherson, from SoCal. Suzie principally practices employment defense at Thomas, Thomas & Hafer while Tom, after 20-plus years as an Allegheny County prosecutor, is now a civil litigator at Caroselli et al.; John is with the Brandywine Group of Insurance Companies; Mary practices insurance coverage at the Tressler firm in Orange County, CA. Mary and Beth didn’t stay on for the football game and instead headed over to the Lake Michigan to meet up with Beth (Spencer) Meyer and Ellen (Kelly) Cordrey, at Beth and Paul Meyer 87’s beach house. Ellen has relocated from New Jersey to Florida, where she is excelling at both golf and pickleball, now that her four children are in college and beyond. Beth M. lives in suburban Chicago and serves on several committees of the Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Tom and I did go to the game (with Tom and Suzie’s grandson) and were joined by Ed Murphy.  After private practice stints in Milwaukee and Chicago, Ed has lived in South Bend for several years, where he runs the General Machine & Saw Co. of Indiana. Gerry Powers also lives in South Bend, where he is Director of Catholic Peacebuilding Studies in the Keough School of Global Affairs at Notre Dame. Mike Mulhern retired from Winston & Strawn last year, and Tim Reynolds retired from Family Video around the same time. Having plenty of time on their hands, they joined forces to form Clover Lane Partners, LLC, a management and consulting services firm in the greater Chicagoland area. Tim Tompkins is still in Traverse City, Michigan, where he is managing executive of Markel, a worldwide holding company engaged in insurance and reinsurance industries. Bert Sugayan is still a principal with Free Vector Advisors, but he and Mary recently left bucolic Snohomish, WA for warmer climes in Palm Desert, CA. If you are thinking of visiting Bert when it gets cold where you are, hold off until after February as he will be taking the California Bar (what?!?) — Brian Bates; bbates@abblaw.com

87 Barbecue Pit a Memorial

Despite the heat, it was great to see so many members of the Class of ’87 at the Michigan game. Many came to take part in a Mass and tailgate honoring our classmate, Andrew Linbeck, who passed away a year ago. As a Morrissey freshman, Andrew built a barbecue pit behind the hall from bricks made with Saint Mary’s Lake clay, and it was the site of many cookouts during our years at school. Later in life, Andrew developed a passion for Alliance for Catholic Education, and more specifically, increasing vocations to the priesthood through ACE. Andrew’s contributions to the organization have been life-altering for the six young men now enrolled in the seminary because of his generosity. So, what more fitting way to honor him than to move and restore the barbecue pit to the courtyard outside the Carole Sandner Building in which ACE is housed? Many thanks to Bill Nolan, Mark Peabody, Antuco Pino, Joe Iacoponi, Mike Galvin, Fritz Duda, Mike McGraw, Pat McCauley and Chris Henry, who spearheaded the project, along with many others who contributed to the effort. A great day, and a very apt and fun celebration of Andrew’s life. Jackie Rusek Zofkie recently launched a nutrition health coaching business and is also completing a certification in holistic cancer coaching. Her daughter, Bri Prusakowski ’16, is an assistant director in the admissions office, managing the mid-Atlantic region. Jackie also has two sons, John Paul, a law student, and Nick, a personal trainer, as well as two stepdaughters expecting babies. Are other classmates becoming grandparents? If so, let me know, so I can share the good news and live vicariously. Joe Mitzel writes that he took a terrific trip in September from Minneapolis to Rome with his siblings. Once there, he found himself reminiscing about a great week in Italy in the fall of 1985 with fellow London program participants. Joe was headed to Montana in December to spend time with his ailing dad, who has told Joe that one of his great satisfactions in life is knowing his children get along well enough as adults to take vacations together, a wonderful sentiment. Jim Domagalski is a partner at the legal firm Barclay Damon in Buffalo NY. He was recently selected to the 2018 Buffalo Business First Legal Elite of Western New York list. The list includes nearly 140 of the region’s top attorneys as chosen by their peers. As you might guess from reading this, I’m lifting this information from a press release, but I see that Jim’s firm has offices in Toronto. Hopefully he’ll see this and contact me if he’s here on a business trip. I’d love to catch up with him again after all these years. Lori Metro Alexander ’87SMC wrote to let me know that she and Sue McCrory Albertini ’87SMC had the chance to connect with a bunch of Alumni guys at the Pitt game: Dan Dutile, John Zak, Tom Ryan, Kevin Maddock and Bob Albertini. Kudos to them for sitting through that nail biter game. On a personal note, my husband Jeff and I just moved from Cleveland to Toronto. He’s with Nestle, and this is our fifth international move in the last 12 years. I’ve got some serious Army wife skills at this point. Now that our two boys are in college, we decided to go whole-hog on the empty-nester thing and live in the heart of the city. I wasn’t sure about downsizing so soon, but it’s been a lot of fun, walking to coffee shops on Saturday mornings and wandering around the artsy places. Our dog is all in; she loves the new world of awesome urban smells. Please send news when you get the chance. Kay Bull, our previous secretary, expressed to me shortly before her death that she wished people sent more everyday kinds of updates, and didn’t wait for such major milestones. We’re at a stage of life where unexpected paths often open, and I’m sure we’ve got some very interesting stories to tell. — Meg Brennan Hamilton ’87 ’93MBA; meghamilton@yahoo.com

 

87MBA Class SecretaryPerry N. Dellelce;

 

Wildeboer Dellelce LLP, Suite 800, Wildeboer Dellelce Place, 365 Bay St., Toronto, Ontario M5H 2V1; 416-361-5899; fax 416-361-1790; perry@wildlaw.ca

 

87JD Still Tailgatin’

 

Our class had a great showing at the Law School’s Homecoming tailgater prior to the Vanderbilt game. Dan LeRoy, Tony Foley and Bruce Ortega report that they had a great time catching up with each other. Dan is the head of the legal department at Legacy Reserves in Midland TX. They ran into Jim Carr, who is at Kelley Drye & Warren in NYC and the third member of our class to be NDLA president, and Tim Ryan. Tim is practicing labor and employment law at Jackson Lewis in Grand Rapids. Chip Lewis (no relation to Jackson) broke away from his family tailgater and caught up with them as well. Chip’s big news was a Domer wedding for his daughter in August. Kurt Weaver and his family were there to help Chip celebrate. Kurt is a mass tort trial lawyer in Raleigh NC and leads Womble Bond Dickinson’s food, beverage and agriculture team. Also, in Domer wedding news, Laurie (Giunti) McKeon’s daughter was married at Notre Dame. Laurie is a Triple Domer, having earned a master’s in nonprofit administration in 2011. All six of Laurie’s children have, or will have, degrees from Our Lady’s University. The McKeon family sets up shop in the Joyce Lot before home football games (all are welcome), and recently hosted Laura (Lewis) Crain, who was back for a cheerleader reunion before the Stanford game. Laura and her husband are in Colorado. Corenn Wright reports that she has closed her office and retired from the practice of law. She and her husband are in Georgia where Corenn is the president of her homeowner association, a not-so-small community of nearly 3,000 homes. Jay Brinker has become an empty nester. Prior to sending his youngest off to Ohio State, Jay and his family took a cruise with a stop in Havana, where he took a tour of the city in a 1952 Pontiac Catalina convertible. Phil Kalamaros is not even close to being an empty nester, and spends a significant amount of time at his children’s sports events. Between middle school and high school, Phil is heading to football, hockey, volleyball, cross country and soccer games. I think many of us can empathize. Send me news to share in this column or in our class email loop. — Mike Gurdak; 202-879-3939; mpgurdak@jonesday.com


88 Reflecting Well on Us


With Father Sorin’s challenge for us to be a college community serving as “one of the most powerful means for doing good in this country,” we have numerous classmates who are doing just that. Let’s start with the work of Darrell “Flash” Gordon. In Richmond IN, Darrell is the president and CEO of the Wernle Youth and Family Treatment Center, a residential facility for young people who have had a rough go of it, often suffering abuse or neglect, getting into legal trouble, struggling with substance abuse or behavioral disorders and falling behind in school. The key to a child’s acceptance into the program is amenability to treatment. Darrell heads a staff of 170 who help 100 young people who wish to change their lots in life. The transformation involves specialized counseling, guidance toward the acquisition of crucial life skills and eventual reintegration into living environments where they are most likely to experience success. Darrell has been about this work for almost two decades and continues to give it his all, hoping to expand Wernle’s infrastructure, programming and utilization of best practices. To learn more about the work of Darrell and the Wernle Youth and Family Treatment Center, go to wernle.org. You can also read his story on We Are ND (weare.nd.edu), a website from the Alumni Association that tells stories of Domers who are doing good in the world. Marikris (Dalum) Coryell is another classmate committed to working on behalf of young people. In August, she was named president of St. Joan Antida High School, an all-girl International Baccalaureate World School in Milwaukee. She brings 30 years of experience in business, operations and entrepreneurism, along with extensive non-profit and education service, to the position. Sister Theresa Rozga, provincial for the Sisters of Charity of St. Joan Antida, said of Marikris, “Her ability to influence organizational growth and personal development reflects the spirit of our foundress who inspired young women to go out and change the world.” Commitment to Catholic education and service to others have long been priorities for Marikris. She has an 18-year track record of volunteering for numerous Catholic educational institutions in her community. Along with her husband and three children, she lives in Brookfield WI. Classmate Lt. Gen. Brian Kelly has been seeing stars lately, three stars exactly. Pangborn proud, Tom Jennings and Jeff Craskey joined Brian at the Pentagon on Sept. 7 as he was awarded his third star. Brian is the deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services, at Air Force headquarters, the Pentagon. Gen. Kelly serves as the senior Air Force officer responsible for comprehensive plans and policies covering all life cycles of military and civilian personnel management. I know that there are many more classmates out there who are “powerful means for doing good,” but who are unlikely to toot their own horns, so, friends and roommates, this is where you can play a part. Please consider reaching out to do the tooting. (Not like that, silly.) — Laurine Megna; PO Box 6847, 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 Successful Festivities

 

Tim McLean reports that our 30th reunion was a phenomenal success due mostly to the tremendous planning and efforts of Lori Coticchia and her dedicated planners and volunteers Roseanne Ciambrone, Gail (Glassmeyer) Pryse and Cathy Jones-Rikkers. The festivities began on Friday evening with a delicious Italian feast at Carmela’s. Those attending included Margot (Moore) Cairnes, Amy Maher, Dan Sherman, Dan Lynch, Mary Ellen Schill, Joe Karaszewski and Theresa (Maggioncalda) Anderson. Following Saturday morning Mass offered by Father David Link, the group was joined for a picnic under warm sunny skies by Sue (Faccenda) Walsh, Kelly Talcott, Nancy Fitzpatrick, Jim Ganther, David Gilmartin, John Culver, Kevin Berry, Jeff Linton, Anne Becker, John Lawlor and Mary (Burson) Lawlor ’89JD. They watched the Irish continue their unbeaten ways against Vanderbilt, followed by a post-game pizza party where Jerry Pappert joined. Along the way, they raised more than a few toasts to our departed classmates who were present in spirit, including Denis Buckley, Mike Coticchia, Mark Hinckley, John Hughes, Steve Winjum and Greg Wulczak. Tim apologizes for inadvertently missing anyone who was there but promises to make it up to them at our next gathering. Mark your calendars now for the Law School Homecoming on the weekend of Sept. 28, 2019 against Virginia. Everyone who was present extends a special thanks to the spouses and significant others who joined them and endured countless stories that somehow seemed funny only to the ND Class of 1988. — Lisa Marie Visingardi; lisa.visingardi@jud.ca.gov

 

89 Class SecretaryNoel 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;

701 Big Sky Trail, Cary IL 60013; 312-504-2298; jennyoleary@comcast.net