80 ND ’80 Serves

We are happy to announce our latest initiative, ND’80 Serves, a coordinated response to the blessings we’ve received from our Notre Dame experience. Facilitated by Carrie Seringer and Erin Schneeman, ND’80 Serves will offer classmates and their families service opportunities in the US and abroad. Check our class Facebook page and future emails to learn more about how our class is continuing to serve each other and our neighbors. The Angels team provides spiritual assistance for classmates via the Virtual Prayer Time, the first Sunday of the month at 8 p. m. Eastern Time, when we pray for those in our class who are in need of the Lord’s assistance. Contact them at 80angelsoncall@gmail.com to include your request. Mark McNally reports another move and new job. He is now in Raleigh NC as a project manager with Optum. Mark included some wonderful pictures newly scanned from vintage images taken at Stephanie Phillips-Cullinane’s ND graduation party. Carol Rolfs writes that she and husband Mike Rolfs welcomed their first granddaughter, Caroline Frances (class of ’39) born to their daughter Jenny ’09 and Greg O’Donnell ’08. Dr. Mary Blachowicz Lewis returned from a one-week medical mission trip to Panama, with the Amita Health group, where she was the group’s pediatrician. They saw more than 2,000 patients in five days of clinics, mostly the indigenous people from the mountains. In the fall of 1976, five freshmen moved into the same section of the fifth floor of Grace Hall. They were from Stevens Point WI, Erie PA, Lowell IN, Fort Mitchell KY and Bloomfield Hills MI. These five guys started a friendship that has endured and evolved into a lifelong bond of love. In November, Jim O’Brien, Bill Fessler, Mike Fletcher, Bob Noll, and Gregg Stefanek met in Jacksonville FL, presumably for the ND/Navy game but in reality to just get together to be with each other. Like they had never been apart, the guys reminisced over the many escapades of shared stupidity, caught up with latest happenings in their lives, and even proved that they are not too old to use their existing stupidity to make new memories. They still have no idea what Bob Noll does for a living but he continues to be amazing in every aspect of human existence. They are grateful to have each other in their lives and have pledged to meet yearly for as long as they have breath. Thank you ND. (Class secretary’s note: I’ll always make room for wonderful tales of brotherly love among the men of 1980.) Our Angels report that Joyce Ravnikar-Kulyk lost her husband and that J. Pat Fujawa passed away after a brief illness. Steve Grise, Doug Kriegshauser and Diego Pena have lost their dads. Our hearts go out to our friends and their families. If you learn of a loss in our family, please let me know. We will respond with a Mass and kind words on behalf of the class. If you or another classmate is having a tough time, please contact our Class Angels at 80angelsoncall@gmail.com. Please update your contact information at my.nd.edu and join our Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/notredame80. Increasingly, we and ND are relying on email and other forms of digital communications. — Mary Ellen Woods; mew.1980@alumni.nd.edu

80MBA Thanks for a Great Response

Recently I sent an email to our classmates, realizing that many addresses may not be valid. The response so far has been great with many classmates sending me replies. Here is the update starting with Pat Ward, a man known for his brevity, who simply wrote: “sold bank in August, this is my new email address.” Pat works for WSFS Bank in Wayne PA, the entity that bought his Penn Liberty Bank. Anoop Rai writes from his home in Hartsdale NY that he has been teaching at Hofstra U for 25 years and that his son started his first year at Syracuse and his daughter will attend Hofstra next year. Anoop’s wife, Pat, works in NYC and he hopes that a few of us can get together soon for a minireunion. He told me to get Dennis Shea involved since he is retired and has lots of time. Right on cue, Dennis wrote to say that he has indeed been retired for several years after a 25-year career with Morgan Stanley. He enjoys splitting time between his home in Darien CT and ski areas in Colorado, adding that he watches himself a bit more when the college kids are on the slopes after the legalization of a certain inhalant in that state. Last fall, Dennis spent about a month traveling is Southeast Asia. It was nice to hear from Nancy (Cook) Curley who is looking forward to the wedding in October of her daughter Kathleen Curley ’09, ’15MBA and the graduation of her youngest from Santa Clara U in June. Nancy can attend two separate MBA reunions at ND in the fall, and she adds that she would love to play a round of golf while there. Did you hear that, Joe Bowers and any other class golfers? Joe and wife Lane had dinner in January with Bill Homer and his wife, Mary Beth, at their Jersey Shore home. Joe writes that it was fantastic as it was the first time this century that they got together but he laments that it took so long. I also received greetings from Paul Katilas who is busy running a design firm called Critical Spaces in Pembroke Pines FL. I also heard from former class secretaries Neil McMahon and Doug Cooper as well as Larry Sellars and Maureen (Eyres) Staub. All have promised to stay in touch and send class news. Our happiest classmate must be former USMA graduate Mike Colbert whose Army team finally beat Navy in December after 16 long years. Mike and his wife Kathleen were at the game with old classmates from West Point and writes that they had a great day because his class reunions always revolve around the Army- Navy game. Mike says that he is retired from MetLife but busier than ever while serving on several boards, including the Planned Giving Roundtable of Arizona and an organization called Feeding Matters, dealing with pediatric feeding struggles. Mike’s favorite board is the Stonecreek Golf Men’s Club; a round of golf at ND in the fall is looking good. Finally, the common theme of all who wrote was that they enjoy hearing about classmates and are looking forward to catching up, especially at a 40th reunion, but perhaps before. I hope others might send me their updated email addresses, especially if you are headed to a game in the fall. Go Irish. — Joe Kearney; 9 Daniels Hill Road, Newtown CT 06470; 203-364-0346; jos.w.kearney@gmail.com

80JD Hire a Lawyer

Spring in South Bend means Bookstore Basketball and hiring ND students for summer clerkships. Hire a terrific Notre Dame lawyer. Dean Kevin O’Rear at the law school (korear@nd.edu) is the person to contact, so do it today. Speaking of ND lawyers, Debbie Thomas Boye shared news of their son who is finishing his medical residency in Little Rock (Debbie’s hometown) and their daughter, who is a pharmaceutical sales rep in Pennsylvania. Debbie is with Kutak Rock in Chicago and still toiling away in the bond market work. Congrats, Debbie, on your terrific children and hard work. Mark Gimenez sent news of his latest books. The Case Against William was published by Little Brown UK in paperback in September and The Absence of Guilt was published in hardback and trade paperback in October. Todd Greenburg sent news from central Illinois: “Thank you for your last class update. Your remembrance of our departed classmates moved me very much. I also wanted to share our joy that the Cubs finally did it. I’ve been waiting for this since 1969! I am retired and have taken up substitute teaching. The kids are a blast, and I enjoy it. I work at the junior high and high schools. I don’t think I’m “nurturing” enough for the grade schoolers. Apparently, I’m not perceived as a disciplinarian. When I substituted for a teacher for two days in a row, I got applause when I walked into the school on the second day. Every now and then, the kids find out that I’m a lawyer. They usually ask if I’m rich and if I did any murder trials.” Thanks Todd for your news. And, here’s a shout out to Jamee Decio who sent her news but told me I couldn’t print it. That’s Jamee. Finally, where are you Diane Bender, Gracia Berg, Ruth Beyer, Henry Gron, Fritz and Liz Hils? And, everyone, please check in with your news. You are important and make a difference to the camaraderie of our wonderful class. Love to all. — Sheila O’Brien; sobrien368@aol.com

81 Class Secretary — Mary Murphy;


81MBA Time and Friends Passing

I apologize for missing a few issues but marriages, children, and memory issues got in the way. I’m sad to report that our friend Bill Lloyd (’77, ’81MBA) passed away last August. He fought a four-year battle with kidney cancer but never lost his “Bill.” He kept his sense of humor and zest for life to the end, golfing, traveling, and making his friends laugh right to the end. He made it home to celebrate his 61st birthday at the end of June. He leaves behind wife Cindy and kids Tricia and Steve. Steve and Carol (Gephart) Dworkin are still in Dayton, Ohio, where Carol is active volunteering and working at St. Mark’s Bookstore and spending most of their free time biking. Daughter Kelsey is a registered dietician at in-patient eating disorder facility in Phoenix, and Rebecca moved from Nashville to NYC as nurse in the Cardiac ICU at NYU Children’s Hospital. The sisters traveled to Nicaragua in the spring to volunteer assisting with medical and educational support for children. Phil is at University of Cincinnati after a summer internship at HP in Sunnyvale CA, and will graduate this spring. Aaron is a high school freshman and plays with the national team for the Air City Volleyball Club. Lori and Ron Veith are still in Charlotte where Ron keeps busy doing business development consulting and job coaching for some tech firms and Lori volunteers with a local school program for kids with Asperger’s Syndrome. Daughter Sara works for Bank of America in New York City and son Max is a junior at the University of Georgia. Janice and Jay Milendar are a fifteen-minute walk from Foxboro Stadium south of Boston and are still celebrating the Patriots win. Parker, a 2011 ND graduate, is a lawyer, Schuyler graduated from Harvard and works for Bain Consulting, Morgan is in her third year at USC, and Kendall is in high school. Jay is the Director of Sales at Lampin Corporation. Had a nice note from Ann Marie Courtemanche, who is in Arlington, Virginia and still with Verizon after about a century. She stays busy as a cheese with the Trinity College Alumni Association, volunteers at Carpenter’s Shelter and Virginia Hospital Center and taught CCD and served as a Eucharistic minister at St. Agnes Church for years. Chris and Anna (Burgo) Leatherow also visit Ann from Cranberry Township, New Jersey, as does Gail Bradley ’82MBA, who was a classmate our first year but took a year off and finished a year behind us. Gail was in DC over the holidays and the two enjoyed an annual visit with the pandas at the National Zoo. Gail retired after a long career with Discover Card and is enjoying a second career in the medical field. Ann also keeps in touch with Chip and Margie (Ward) Pettibone, who are in Santa Rosa, California after many years in Providence, Rhode Island. Their clan is all over the place: Ward works in NYC, Mari in Alabama, Georgie in Chicago, and Holman is at home with them in Santa Rosa. Margie is enjoying her work with Catholic Charities and has become a road warrior traveling to see her children. Do get in touch if your travels take you to New England. — E.J. Fleming; 600 Hall Hill Rd., Somers CT 06071; 860-749-7621; flemingiv@aol.com.

81JD Spring Notes

In September, Lorne Liechty completed a motorcycle trip around the four corners of the continental United States: southwest to northwest to northeast to finish up in the southeast at Key West, four weeks and 9,000 miles. It was a fabulous tour of some of the most beautiful parts of our great nation. During the last week of January and first week of February, Jim Blase and wife, Donna, experienced a two-week mission in Calcutta, India, with the Missionaries of Charity of Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Jim and Donna also volunteer with the local Missionaries of Charity in St. Louis. In December, Jim wrote a book for estate planning attorneys titled Optimum Estate Planning. Jim and Donna’s youngest daughter, Laurie, was married in December, after which Jim and Donna promptly celebrated by moving into a condominium. Brian McDonough reports all is well in Miami. He is still practicing law (affordable housing) at Stearns Weaver Miller, the firm he has been with for 33 years. His wife, Georgia, started a ballet apparel company about three years ago called Bullet Pointe and is doing great. (bulletpointe.com) Their eldest, Morgan, just finished a federal clerkship with the Hon. Robert Scola (Southern District, Florida) and works at Stearns Weaver. Middle daughter, Jane, is in New York City working for Classpass, an American fitness startup company based in New York, and youngest daughter Madison is a professional ballet dancer with Los Angeles Ballet. Bob Allen’s firm, Robert Allen Law Yacht, hosted a reception at the Düsseldorf Boat Show at restaurant Zum Schiffchen Messe Düsseldorf on Jan. 23. Doriana Fontanella posted the first of a series of blogs reviewing the new book of author Bonnie McCune, Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives. The blog can be found at bonniemccune.com. God Bless and Go Irish. — Michael Palumbo; 3799 East Peachtree Drive, Chandler AZ 85249; res 480-284-4004; bus 602-262-5931; mpalumbo@jsslaw.com

82 Hall of Famer

Bob Crable, a two-time consensus All-American linebacker in football and the most prolific tackler in Fighting Irish history, has been named to the National Football Foundation’s College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017. Crable becomes the 46th former Notre Dame Player to join the College Hall of Fame. The two-time Irish captain led the team in total tackles in three straight seasons and was honored at the 60th NFF annual awards dinner in New York City in December and recognized at the National Hall of Fame Salute at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta. Bob played for the New York Jets. He worked as head football coach for seven seasons at Moeller High School (his alma mater) in Cincinnati after nine seasons as an assistant coach. He was president of Crable Sportswear and Craco Embroidery and became president of Hilltop Management Association in his hometown. He now works in commercial real estate with Capital Real Estate Partners while serving as president of the Crable Investment Group. It is important to note that he also heads the Crable Foundation that helps fund education opportunities for student athletes to attend Catholic schools. Norma Schue Kreilein is a board certified community pediatrician at Daviess Community Hospital in Washington IN and a volunteer adjunct pediatric faculty for Indiana U School of Medicine. She cofounded Healthy Dubois County, a grass-roots environmental public health advocacy group and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Indiana State Medical Association, American Medical Association, the Catholic Medical Association, and the Infant Mortality Committee of the Indiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. After her degree at ND, Norma graduated from the Indiana U School of Medicine and completed her residency in pediatrics at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center in 1989. She is deeply concerned with birth defect clustering and infant mortality in her practice region. Her resolutions have been endorsed by the Indiana State Medical Association and the Annual Leadership Forum of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She recently delivered a distinguished lecture detailing her findings to the Dr. Tom Dooley Medical Alumni Society at our alma mater. We regret to inform you that Roland Tang ’83, architecture major, passed away in October. He was a Keenan Hall alum. Among our friends who attended his funeral were Linda Roach (BP), Christine Remmpel Larick (BP), Vincent Dube (Pangborn), Dr. Chuck Klucka (Grace), Greg Jeffries (Keenan). Roland was instrumental in keeping the Domers who studied in Rome close. He coordinated several minireunions. He will be missed. Please plan on attending our upcoming 35th Reunion June 1-4. We have lots of fun activities planned for the weekend and plan to become re-acquainted with the campus again. Please save the date and join us. — Dave and Tess Lewis; 30 Battle Ridge Road, Morris Plains NJ 07950; cell 973-219-4050; tess@lewislegal.com; dave@lewislegal.com

82MBA Class Secretary — Renée (Amirkanian) Cooper;


82JD Leprechaun Judge

Congratulations to Joe Cosgrove, who has been appointed as a judge on the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, the state’s statewide appellate court. Prior to his appointment, Joe served as a trial court judge in Pennsylvania and as chief counsel to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Joe tells me that Father Dave Link was the homilist for the annual Red Mass for the Harrisburg Diocese in October. Joe and Linda (Cadden) Barrett served as gift bearers for the Mass. Tim Nickels is studying to become a permanent deacon in the diocese of Joliet IL. Tim is halfway through the four-year process. Carol and I had a wonderful visit with Nancy and Greg Moore in November while we were in Jacksonville for the Navy game. Nancy and Greg’s son, Chris, is in the Army and is serving his fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan. Please keep Chris, and all the members of our armed services, in your prayers. Carol and I had dinner with Liz (Medina) and Greg Imhoff in San Antonio after the Army game. It was great to see one of the rare wins for the Irish during the last football season. Condolences go to Tom Veldman, whose mother passed away in December. — Frank Julian; ndlaw82@gmail.com.

83 Catching Up

The past three months have been busy for the members of our class. Everyone seemed to be following the highs and lows of the football team and participating in the national political debate. This is all that I will say about politics here. I hope everyone had a good set of winter holidays and I offer my best wishes for a happy 2017 to all. Congratulations to Chris Temple Davis and Greg Marita ’84. Their son Luke graduated from the U of Iowa with a degree in entrepreneurship and sports business. Eduardo (Eddielalo Mags) Magallenez helped assemble the “trumpets in the loft” at San Antonio’s historic San Fernando Cathedral before the Shamrock Series game against Army. Congratulations to Roger Keating on his promotion to chief strategy and business development officer at Hearst Television. He joined Hearst in 2008 as senior vice president, digital media. Roger was instrumental in establishing a number of cross-industry initiatives, including the Dyle mobile television alliance, local video-news aggregator NewsON and the Pearl Consortium’s advanced television advertising initiatives. Condolences go to Hannah (Storen) Hicks (Hannah Storm) and her husband, Dan, on the passing of Dan’s mother. The annual Zahm Christmas lunch was held this year at Stout in New York and reached a modern high of 10 attendees. In attendance were Tony Dispigno, Jack McCabe, Wally Chambers, Rich Daly, Brian Murray, Tim Bozik, Mike Marino, Phil Herron, Dave Wischerath and Lisa Keeley-Cain. Be sure to join the Class Facebook page if you haven’t already. You’ll be able to reconnect with class members, get information on what everyone is doing and a see “sneak peek” of this column. Membership on the Class Facebook page is still growing. We have 430 members. Search for Notre Dame Class of 1983 and click join. Thank you to everyone who has reached out to provide updates about our classmates. 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; cell 917-399-8784; bus 212-762-6674; ldenkovic@gmail.com

83MBA Lots of News

Jim Hart continues to attend every ND game and is hard at work as president of Oliver Estate. He and beautiful wife Karen enjoy weekends at their lake house on Lake Michigan. Daughter Kaitlyn has joined an architecture firm in Philly as an interior designer, son Sean is with Bernstein Wealth Management in Chicago as an account manager, daughter Brianna is playing lacrosse for the Central Michigan Chippewas in the Atlantic Sun Conference as a freshman starter. Word has it that the lady Chippewas enjoyed some team building at the family lake house and the place was spic and span upon departure. Thank goodness because Jim’s wife Karen has no time for housekeeping. She celebrates 40 years at Meridian Title in South Bend and serves on the board. On a more somber note, their eldest son Kevin’s wife Bethany has had a trying time battling cancer. They are winning, but prayers from the ND family are always powerful and appreciated. Please remember them. Doug Bernacchi is fresh off a solid campaign for St. Joseph County Circuit Court judge and finished a close second with 47,201 votes. Doug and wife Susan have twins who are college grads living and working in Indy, a daughter in her residency at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville VA, and youngest Tommy is a junior at Kelly Business School at IU Bloomington, looking for an internship in public accounting. Susan, the family athlete, is running in a Mother Daughter Disney Princess half marathon in late February and forcing Doug to get on the treadmill. Doug also has a bill in the Indiana State Legislature that is known as Doug’s Law. The law requires Mandatory Minimum Alternative Dispute Regulation, regulating so-called “toxic clients” so they must submit to two hours of mediation before seeking to use the state to burden lawyers in Indiana with defending ethics complaints, dbernacchi@gmail.com. Mike Quinn has changed roles and is rocking in a new job. After helping his last cloud-based company get acquired, Mike joined SPS Commerce to create a strategic alliances program to help accelerate their revenue growth and support their global expansion. Mike was recruited due to his body of work of 25 years in providing strategic and operational leadership in executive sales, global alliances and channel management roles across firms of varying sizes in the technology sector. He his wife Mary and daughter Mei Li, 9, reside in the Ann Arbor MI area. Jay Carter says the football season was a blur. “Literally, as I got a new bionic knee and spent most of the autumn in a narcotic haze,” he said. “I am still working in medical advertising at a large agency in Chicago. Next year marks 29 years. It was great to see Dave Valenti, Mike Burton, Al Jonas and Dave Wirl for our annual motorhome trip to ND. For the last 14 years, we’ve not used the motorhome, and everyone stays at my home in Berrien Springs MI. Also I got in a Detroit Tiger game with Al Jonas. Come on down to the yearly motorhome trip.” Andy Panelli has been hard at work completing a fantastic ND football documentary. Only a handful of universities can legitimately argue that they fielded the best football team ever. Notre Dame can brag about two contenders. Celebrating the 70th anniversary of their National Championships, the DVD documentary is called The Greatest Team: Notre Dame’s Unrivaled 1946-47 Football Squads and tells the story of battle-hardened soldiers who returned from WWII and competed against 19 year-old college sophomores for starting spots on the team. ND dominated in this competitive era of college football history. The video is available at the ND Bookstore and Amazon. Andy still has his day job developing and commercializing building products for Owens Corning and lives in Chicago. Send me your news. I now have access to everyone’s email through ND so don’t hit delete when I write. Email, call or message me on Facebook. Actually, I think it best that you contact me before I make up something about you. Go ND. — John Hilbrich; 630-677-2725; john.hilbrich@gmail.com

83JD Congratulations

Congratulations to Mary Beth Beazley who is joining the faculty at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the U of Nevada, Las Vegas. Mary Beth and her husband, Dave, will move to Vegas in the summer. While being an amazing teacher, Mary Beth is also an amazing scholar. Her book, A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy, is a highly regarded student-focused guide to writing appellate briefs. Belated congratulations to Paul Dolan, chairman and CEO of the Cleveland Indians. The Indians were the 2016 American League champions and played in one of the most exciting World Series in recent memory. Paul was chosen to receive the Mayo Society of Greater Cleveland 2016 Person of the Year Award. The society promotes cultural, charitable, scientific and/or literary exchange between the United States and Ireland, with emphasis on County Mayo. What incredible classmates we have! Please send me an email with an update on you or a classmate for this column. No news is definitely 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 Send More News

Karen Flynn was awarded a Silver Stevie Award in the Female Executive of the Year Category. She is West Pharmaceutical Services’ senior vice president and chief commercial officer. The Stevie is the world’s top honor for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. Rear Admiral Mat Winters is the deputy director of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program Office. Mark Rolfes lives in South Bend and is starting a new software company at the ND Innovation Park. — Martha Avery; mayoravery@comcast.net

84MBA Class Secretary — Tom Phillips;

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

84JD Catching Up

Greg Folley sent an update on his career and personal life. He and wife Margo were married last June. Between them, they have 11 children, nine of which are Greg’s. His son Patrick is a 2014 graduate of Notre Dame Law School. Greg and Margo live in Peoria IL where Greg serves as vice president of the Industry Solutions, Components and Distribution Division of Caterpillar Inc., overseeing more than 60 facilities on six continents. Tom Waters developed a practice that has made him a leading attorney in environmental and energy matters in Michigan. Tom reports, “My practice is primarily handling wholesale and retail electric utility matters before the Michigan Public Service Commission and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. I built two generating companies that sold electricity to my local utility. I also built a generating facility to temporarily power the City of Mackinac Island when the local utility lost its ability to transmit electricity to the island. My practice also includes resolving state and federal environmental issues and handling complex commercial transactions that involve contaminated property.” — Matthew J. Dunn; 19834 Timbered Estates Lane, Carlinville IL 62626; 773-294-6851; mdunn19834@gmail.com

85 A Union and a Reunion

The Farley girls gathered in Newport RI in October to celebrate the marriage of Colleen Sullivan and Jack Cannon. The bride was absolutely radiant, and we all enjoyed the beauty of the occasion as well as the location. People traveled from all over the country to participate in the festivities: Catherine Till Pines of Orinda CA, Rita Keleher Mohler of Denver, Judy Fenlon Harvey of St. Paul, Maureen McGillis Borin of Minneapolis, Carol Cerny Funk of Chicago, Jim and Katie Nowalk Shea and Terri Seliga Patterson of Pittsburgh, Claire Schoshinski and Frank Brier of Scranton PA, Toby Martin and Paul Kawulicz of Connecticut and Karen McCloskey of Rochester. Colleen’s brothers, Jay ‘87 and Sean ‘89 also attended this blessed occasion. Maureen’s son is a member of the Class of 2017. Rita, Carol, Jim and Katie and Toby have children in the Class of 2020. Cathy’s daughter just committed to row crew for ND as part of the class of 2021. Plans are in the works for future reunions in Pittsburgh and Ireland. Best wishes to Colleen and Jack for much love and happiness. — Kathleen Doyle Yaninek; yanzlaw@comcast.net

85MBA Business Connections

In June of 1984, those of us in the third accelerated MBA program (one year) were welcomed to the campus by then-director Larry Ballinger and Joyce Manthay. Included in Larry’s message was the direction that the MBA program was in the top 20 of the country, that we should complete our studies, go into the workplace, and do well to improve the reputation of the MBA program to enable ND to leverage our accomplishments. As we neared graduation in May 1985, Prof. David Norburn explained that his MBA alumni directory was a priceless resource when he or other Harvard graduates were in transition or looking to fill positions. Thirty years later, that advice is in practice. Last year I reported that during spring of 2016, folks from Mendoza hosted five events in Chicago to introduce current candidates from the various programs to Mendoza alumni. Joe MacDonell was able to provide guidance to a number of students interested in sports management. I was able to make a number of introductions, one of which led to Curt Cornell assisting John Rooney, director of Graduate Business Career Services to HR folks at Mercedes Benz in Atlanta. Eileen O’Brien attended a Mendoza hosted event in LA last year, where the message to alumni was to introduce bright potential students to the program. Jim Cunningham, assistant director of corporate recruiting, organized the ND MBA alumni and MBA student mixer at the Willis Tower in Chicago on Jan. 27. John Rooney welcomed attendees, indicating that more than 300 had registered. Attending were students from the Notre Dame campus’s traditional two-year program, executive program and new one-year program for non-business majors. Nick Farmer ’90, senior associate director for admissions and recruiting, introduced me to a number of executive MBA candidates from the Chicago campus. The Mendoza administration asks alumni for introductions to progressive candidates for the programs and help in finding summer internships for MBAs between their first and second years or fulltime employment after graduation. Carla Cortes, a recent addition to the Mendoza administration as an associate director of recruiting and admissions, works from the Chicago campus. Carla attended the ND Club of Chicago Irish Entrepreneurs networking breakfast Feb. 2. This group meets in the basement of St. Peter’s in downtown Chicago. Meetings feature a monthly speaker. The ND Club of Chicago also hosts a quarterly networking breakfast in the same location. It’s always good to see other alumni at these events. Jim Sullivan, associate director of career services, is a resource for graduates in career transition. Jim’s email address is james.b.sullivan.382@nd.edu. As I walk home from the train and pass the home of Sharie Athey Cloghessey, I’m reminded that she is having fun as a specialist at an Apple retail store in Oak Brook IL. Please remember our next Reunion is in June 2020. Please send news for future Class Notes. — Dom Yocius; dyocius@ameritech.net

85JD That’s Good to Hear

Exciting news comes from Frank Tantone: his son Frank passed the New York bar exam. In addition, on Nov. 8, Frank was elected to a 10-year term as a judge in the New York State Family Court. Tom Ajamie had a busy several months. First, he served as co-chair of the Tribeca Film Institute’s annual benefit in New York City. TFI’s mission is to empower storytellers of all backgrounds to be agents of positive social change in their communities and around the world. The event featured a preview of the film, A Bronx Tale, directed by Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks, and Mr. De Niro joined Tom at the event. Also supporting the TFI fundraiser was the lovely Carol Alt. In addition, Tom served as legal counsel for a little sporting event held in Houston this February. As counsel to the 2017 Houston Super Bowl Host Committee, Tom and his team spent months helping the host committee prepare for the big game. Tom’s Super Bowl work resulted in an interview and feature story in Bloomberg Law’s “Big Law Business” on Feb. 3. Walter Brown was on campus in January moving his daughter Sophie into her dorm. Sophie is a junior and spent her fall semester in Rome. Walter and Sophie had breakfast with Kate and Matt Barrett and their son Wilson, who is also a junior at ND and spent his fall semester in Dublin. Matt’s older son, Kevin, is a senior at ND, and his third son, Luke, was just accepted to ND and will swim for the Irish next year. Walter also reports that he and Dave Scheper are working on two cases together. Please send me your news. — Kelly Kiernan Largey; largey@fr.com

86 Minireunions Bring Smiles

Hi folks. As of this writing, I had not decided which game we would target for our 32nd annual minireunion, Georgia or USC. We will send an email to let you know. Given the lag between when I submit our column and when it’s published, you may know before you receive this magazine. If you want to update your email address with the University, call the Alumni Association at 574-631-6000. Tom “Rom” Ryder got to spend New Year’s Eve with Chris Benz and his family while they were visiting Dave Reuter at his place in Hawaii. They went into a local bar and ordered a Chapelsky. Lev must get out there quite a bit. A great group of Keenan ’86ers got together in Philadelphia in September at Dave Graham’s house for a weekend of golf, a Springsteen concert, the Nevada game watch and of course cheesesteaks. The group included Rick Shimpf, John Adams, Mark Moots, Scott Cade, Jeff Chou, Dave Stang, Paul Anderson, Rip Graf, John LaGorio and John Bruening. Last November, a group of St. Ed’s guys celebrated 30 consecutive years of their annual “week of shame” in Jacksonville for the Navy game. In attendance were Rick Conklin, Mike Brennan, Mike Milani, Dave Cox, Pat Cogan, Dan Roche ’85 and Tim Nolan ’85. I received an update on a few guys from Morrissey Manor. Manorite Tim Condon retired as CFO at Brown & Foreman and now that he as two kids out of ND and one still at Butler, he and his wife Mary are traveling all over the globe. Robert Isom, known in Morrissey as Bob, is the president of American Airlines. He helped orchestrate the merger with US Airways. As a result, he and his family have moved from Phoenix to Dallas. Manorite Steve Elder is a partner with his brother and fellow Manorite, Dan Elder ’85, in Elder Bray, a successful business law firm in San Antonio. Kevin Flynn recently purchased a majority interest in Caldwell Van Riper, the oldest advertising and public relations firm in Indiana. He has been working there for six years. Mike Fey is a regional sales manager for Dr. Pepper/Snapple in the west region living in Salt Lake City. Scott Sulentich is a plastic surgeon in Steamboat Springs CO. Several members of the Morrissey Manor team have gotten together for tailgates at ND and in Texas in the last year and they look forward to getting together more in the future. Take a few minutes and let us know what you are up to these days. — John Spatz; 201-264-2459; john.spatz@rbccm.com

86MBA Enjoying a Break

I haven’t heard much from classmates during the past few months; perhaps many of you are on vacation. Karen and Andy King celebrated their eighth anniversary in December and traveled to the Dominican Republic for a January vacation. Carl Bastien escaped to Runaway Bay for some Jamaican rum in January. Tom Belanger scored tickets to the AFC Championship Game and celebrated the Patriots victory over Pittsburgh. He also took a break recently to relax in the sun and sand of Sarasota FL. Kathleen Reidy’s travels took her to Austin from Lake Bluff. She enjoyed the food and music, along with a respite from the Illinois winter weather. Skiing keeps Carolyn Wells in northern Michigan during the winter. Congratulations to Carolyn’s son, Matthew, who recently earned Eagle Scout honors. Dave Pustinger made his final payment for his daughter Claire’s tuition at George Washington U. She will graduate this spring. Please drop me a quick email or text. Our classmates want to know what you’ve been up. Let’s keep this column going. — Maureen Decker; 21855 Town Gate, Macomb MI 48044; res 586-468-7713; bus 586-741-4305; cell 586-817-1317; maureen.decker@mclaren.org

86JD Class Secretary — Don Passenger;

180 Ottawa Avenue, Ste 1200, Grand Rapids, MI 49503; 616-632-5704; dpasseng@gmail.com

87 A Supreme Honor

Many congratulations to Judge Thomas Hardiman, who was one of the three final candidates chosen by President Trump to become a Supreme Court justice. While the president decided on another candidate, Tom’s family and friends were filled with pride at the great honor it was for Tom to be considered for such a prestigious position. John Haugh and Tammy Randall celebrated 28 years of marriage this year and live in Greensboro NC. John works for Volvo Financial Services in risk management. John and Tammy’s daughter, Katie Rose, will be graduating from Xavier in May with degrees in marketing and finance. Son Ben is at Guilford College and Patrick is at U of North Carolina. John picked up creative writing again as a hobby. Alfredo Dominguez moved from Venezuela to Panama two years ago. He and a group of friends, with very little experience in that area, started a construction company. They are now in the middle of a project to build low income housing that allows 365 families to own their first home. Next year, they hope to begin similar project and build 1,600 homes. Miriam Hill wrote to say that she and her husband, Nicholas Simon ’88, moved from Philadelphia to Brisbane, Australia, a year ago. They are enjoying the sunny weather, stunning beaches and friendly people and would welcome visitors. Nick works for Accenture and Miriam is freelancing. She recently had an article published on the Wall Street Journal’s expat blog. They visited Chicago in January and had a great reunion with Miriam’s Walsh roommates Mary Kate Donnelly and Maria Murphy McCarrick. I recently joined Optum, a division of UnitedHealth Group, as director of technology publications. One last reminder: our 30-year Reunion is June 1-4. 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 time leading up to the reunion and at the reunion, please contact Erin Thornton at the Alumni Association at ethornt2@nd.edu or Matt at myeakey@riverwalklaw.com. Please keep the news coming as we approach our Big 30. — Katherine Bull; 2 Johnny Mercer Blvd., No. 407, Savannah GA 31410; kmbull47@gmail.com

87MBA Class Secretary — Perry 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 New Facebook Page

Alex Mendoza’s daughter Lauren will graduate from NDLS this May. She was the articles editor for the Journal of International and Comparative Law. Lauren is moving to New York City and will serve a clerkship with the Hon. Michael C. Gaus of Sussex County NJ. John McKeegan lives in McMinnville OR where he is the general counsel and vice president for institutional advancement at Linfield College. John did the big and small firm routine before going in-house, and now lives in a small town in the heart of Oregon’s pinot noir country. His son Jack is graduating from Notre Dame this spring in pre-med and Spanish. John is also a new grandfather. The Class’s 30-year Reunion is this June. The school will be sending out notices this spring, and we hope to get a good turnout. Mike Gurdak started a Facebook page for us, Notre Dame Law Class of 1987, which has 35 members. — Tim Borchers; tim.borchers62@gmail.com

88 Gathering for Nearly 30 Years

Our Carroll Hall classmates, affectionately known as the Vermin, have been steadfast about making an annual pilgrimage to South Bend for football. Several falls ago, they took bonding over a few beers to a new level when they met in Munich for Oktoberfest, aka Verminfest. In attendance were Ernie Altbacker of LA, Robb Bennett of Houston, Gerry Grealish of DC), Paul Kohl of DC and Al Musgrove of Norfolk. Joe Marx of Frankfurt, Germany joined them one day for lunch and a stop in a beer garden. The Vermin happily reported that no significant injuries occurred and that they added a new word, “gemütlichkeit,” to their vocabularies. (See the end of this column for a translation.) The year 2016 did not start the way Matt Dingens envisioned. On Jan. 7, 2016, he suffered a stroke. As he recently passed the one-year anniversary of the event, he expressed thanks for his doctors and therapists at RIC Chicago and for his wife, Marilyn (Broderick), along with the rest of his family. Although he has not been able to return to work, Matt has resumed many activities including golfing with his fellow Manorites last summer and skiing with family and friends over the holidays. With some time freed up in his schedule, he has agreed to serve as Class of ’88 VP and is looking forward to representing our class. He takes the reins from Ed Trifone, who served the class very well in various capacities for almost two decades. Matt is thankful for your many thoughts and prayers, another example, he noted, of what makes Notre Dame great. On behalf of a bunch of Zahmbies, Marty Monaco sent an update to note the occasion of Chuck Butler’s marriage. Chuck tied the knot with Therese (TC) Brewitz on Aug. 6 in Lake Tahoe. Along with Marty, classmates Mark Dillon, Tom Hynes, Tom Dugard, Diane (Fitzgibbon) Dugard, Sonny Nunes and Rob Lewis were there to enjoy it. Justin Foley, Paul Conaty and Chris Campilli were there in spirit. On a related note, Marty shared news of the department of housing’s preservation efforts. When on campus last summer, he was able to get into Zahm, and specifically into Chuck’s freshman room to document that his leprechaun mural, painted high on the wall all those years ago, is still standing. In the fall, David Kostolansky ’64 reached out with a sad heart to share that his son and namesake, our classmate Dave, passed away on Oct. 19. Dave’s death came after a courageous 22-month fight with pancreatic cancer. He was a loving husband, a devoted father, a cherished son, brother and uncle and a loyal friend to many. He was humble, contented and thoughtful. He loved the Irish, pale ale, music and decorating for holidays, but mostly he loved his girls and Jesus Christ. Dave was the COO of SRDS/Kantar Media in Rosemont IL. His eldest daughter Megan, an ND sophomore, ran the Chicago Marathon in his honor in October, an accomplishment that he was able to appreciate. Dave is survived by wife Mary and by daughters Megan, Katy and Clare. We ask for continued prayers for the Kostolansky family. It turns out that the state of “gemütlichkeit” is the congenial one that many of us experience when we meet in classmate groups, large and small. In the coming year, we will be in touch about several gatherings meant to induce this feeling, starting with a football minireunion this fall and culminating with our 30th Reunion in late spring ’18. — Laurine Megna; PO Box 18138, Avon CO 81620; 970-390-9742; magnet@vail.net

88MBA Parenting Reigns

It was great to hear from Ed Bulman, who shared that he and his wife Linda celebrated 25 years of marriage in 2016. Their daughter Abby, 15, is a high school sophomore and active in the school band. Ed has been involved with research grant management in the medical field for 27 years, most recently with UMass in Boston. Ed says that he has not kept up his hobby of taking pictures of trains, which he did in Elkhart during our school days, but he says the most important hobby of his life and what he takes most joy in is being a parent to Abby. I was fortunate to have two visits with Bill St. Clair over the last few months. Bill, his wife Peggy, their daughter Catherine, and Peggy’s sister stayed with us for a short visit over the Virginia Tech football weekend. I was also able to join Bill and Peggy for dinner at the beginning of February near their home in upstate New York on one of my trips to the New England area. Bill continues in his role as senior contract manager, public sector, at Verizon Enterprise Solutions. His daughter Catherine is a senior at St. John Fisher College in Rochester NY studying management consulting. I am looking for more updates from our MBA Class of ’88. Email or texting is an easy thing. Contact me and share some news. — 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 We Were There

Thanks to all who reached out over the last few months. I was channel surfing the other day and found Catholics vs Convicts on ESPN directed by our very own Patrick Creadon. It makes me smile to think of that day and the buzz on campus leading up to the game, the t-shirts, the post card writing to Miami. It was arguably one of the greatest games in college football history and we all were there. If only I could find my t-shirt. Moira Fox reached out to share she just returned from her third mission trip to Haiti with Leo Callaghan ’55 and his wife Mary Anne. Leo’s son, Father Michael Callaghan, CO, ’13MNA accompanied the group along with parishioners from St. Clare’s Parish in Baltimore. For the past 10 years, St. Clare’s, with support from the ND Class of ’55, raises money to assist the Haitian parish and school. The funds collected go toward capital expenditures, teacher’s salaries, religious education, and cafeteria operations. The students receive a hot meal each school day due to the efforts of this team. Currently, the school accommodates pre-school through 10th grade. Please contact Leo and Mary Anne Callaghan at macalla@comquest.net to learn how to donate and get involved in this worthy cause. Rich Caffarelli Jr., a CPA, was named the outstanding Alumnus of the Year at Notre Dame’s Department of Accountancy Annual Awards Banquet in April 2016. He is a partner at Deloitte & Touche and lives in Libertyville Ill with his wife Jill and their son John, 18, who is ND class of ’20, and daughters Laura, 17, and Amy, 14. One of the hardest parts of this job for me is sharing when our fellow graduates have passed. Gina Marie Grandolfo, a devoted, loving mother, wife, sister, daughter and aunt died suddenly on March 6, 2016. She graduated from Santa Clara U Law School in 1992. She began her law career working as in house consul for Axel, Sun Microsystems and Thambus corporations and started a private practice in Silicon Valley. She also was a lecturer at Santa Clara Law School and in her spare time obtained her pilot’s license. She moved back to Southern California in 2009 and continued her private practice. She is survived by her husband Michael and son Nicholas. I also heard from Mike Mojica who shared that Mark Constanzi, his freshman roommate, passed away suddenly in early October. Mark was a resident of San Antonio TX at the time of his passing. Be well and keep the information coming. — 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;