50 Don’t Shoot the Whole Day

Hugh Carlin emailed to say that his daughter, Caitlin Carlin ’11 ’14JD, took Fred Friend from the Cleveland area to the Ball State game on Sept. 8, 2018. “With the help of the Development Office, Fred was able to attend the development tailgate and tour the campus before the football game. My wife, Debbie, went to the Grotto with him to light a candle for his daughter, Noreen Fraser, who passed away on March 27, 2017 after 15-year battle with cancer. During the football game, he was impressed with the clarity of the Jumbotron and the improvements to the stadium.” In a follow-up email, Hugh informed me that “Fred has requested that our daughter obtain seating for the Bowling Green game on Oct. 5. He is really looking forward to returning to campus this fall with our family.” Donna Connolly, daughter of Packey Butler, sent photos with a caption that read: “Packey meets Colin Powell as a part of his Honor Flight. Packey flew from Midway Airport in Chicago to Washington DC on July 10. He’s an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a corporal paratrooper in the 11th Airborne Division, stationed in Fort Campbell KY and he went to jump school in Fort Benning GA. He served from 1952-1954.” Bill Donovan followed up with me on the same subject and proudly shared the photos on his Facebook page. Bill has been very active in his support for the Bayonne Field of Heroes. John Evans ’86 emailed with news that his dad, Newman J. Evans Jr., “passed away peacefully on June 20. He was a true fan of ND his entire life and watched every football game, usually more than once. He was also passionate about his Buffalo Bills and the game of golf. He would bet anyone on every stroke of the game. From 1950 to 1955, Newman served in the Army Reserves with a railway battalion based in Rochester NY. He had a long career in the building materials industry, and is survived by his wife, six children, 15 grandchildren, and one great grandchild. (All are Irish fans.)” I also learned from the University that Harold R. Imbus, 90, died on Feb.17 in Greensboro NC. He studied pre-medicine at ND and then attended the U of Cincinnati Medical College, earning his MD in 1954. Bud practiced medicine in Florida and then served on active duty in the Navy for two years. Returning to the U of Cincinnati, he earned an additional doctorate in industrial medicine. Bud used this new knowledge as an assistant professor and practiced medicine in Ohio. In 1968, he became deputy director of medical services at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. He rose to acting medical director for the Apollo 11 mission and remained at KSC until 1970. Bud moved his family to Greensboro and became medical director with Burlington Industries. In 1982, Bud co-founded a new company called Health and Hygiene, Inc. He saw it grow to 75 employees by the time he departed in 1994. He continued in the occupational health industry until 2003. While retired, Bud and his wife visited all 50 states, over 50 countries and all seven continents. In addition, he spent his time flying a private plane, fishing and boating around the Southeast and rooting for the Carolina Panthers and Fighting Irish. In a tribute published in the Greensboro News & Record, his family remembered Bud, “For 30 years, all of his family and grandchildren would gather at their Topsail Island beach house and would spend time deep sea fishing, crabbing, camping and boating. Bud would wake his kids up at 5 a.m. to go fishing before the sun came up; otherwise, they would ‘shoot the whole day.’” Bud married Elizabeth “Tweeter” (nee Turner) in 1955 and he leaves behind five children and nine grandchildren. John D. Schirack passed away in Salt Lake City on March 8 at that age of 90. After graduating from ND, John attended Loyola U of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and then served in the Air Force. He eventually settled in Ogden, UT and practiced anesthesia for over 40 years. His family published a loving tribute in the Salt Lake Tribune: “Dad was passionate about sports, especially Notre Dame football and the Utah Jazz and he loved traveling with mom. He especially enjoyed vacationing in Kona, HI and Park City, UT, cruising the Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska and the Panama Canal and trips to Nome, AK and the Galapagos Islands. Despite his age, he lived life to the fullest.” John is survived by his wife of 59 years, Shirley Mae (nee Osthelder), four of his five children, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. If you have news about the class or stories from your time at ND to share, please let me know. — Jim Coogan ’91; 6018 Oxpen Court, Apt. 101, Alexandria VA 22315; jcooganv@alumni.nd.edu


51 Where We Stand

Hi, everybody. I hope all of you had a decent summer. By the time you read this column, the football season will be nearly finished. All of us know by now where we stand nationally. The home schedule doesn’t seem too strong, but the traveling schedule looks very difficult. Jane and I attended the reunion in June. We were the only ones from our class who had registered. There have been more changes on campus. The most noticeable one was the replacement for Corby Hall. You will remember the hall next to Sacred Heart. It is gone, and the replacement is a four-story monster of a building. Old Corby housed the CSC priests for many years, but I must ask where they are going to find the priests to fill this new building. Other changes on campus are hard to believe. Andy McKenna, our classmate, donated McKenna Hall, across the street from the Morris Inn. I understand McKenna Hall will be torn down because the outside architecture doesn’t match the other buildings along Notre Dame Avenue. I hope Andy gave his permission. We stayed in Holy Cross Village again. It is beautiful over there, and the treatment from everybody is wonderful. We really enjoy the hospitality. I want to thank Robert Reilly ’61 of Albany NY who wrote a very nice note thanking me for my piece on Rev. Patrick Peyton, CSC, who is up for sainthood. Mr. Reilly thanked me for the piece, and hoped others took note of the piece. Father Peyton was a unique man. My wife, Jane, worked with him for several years. Our bio for this issue is Walter McGovern, Portland OR. Following graduation Walter decided to enlist in the Navy and become an officer. After achieving his goal as an officer, he was sent on the high seas to see the world. Arriving in Istanbul, by sheer coincidence while asking to see the city, he met Leyla who became his wife of 54 years, and the mother of their three children. Following his period in the Navy, he was discharged as a lieutenant. Following his discharge, he joined Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. After several years in Boston he was transferred to San Francisco, where he immersed himself in Republican Party activities. One of his highlights was a lengthy sit-down conversation with Ronald Reagan, who was running for governor of California at the time. After retiring from Liberty Mutual he moved to Portand OR. He and his family have been a part of Portland, and he loves it. Thank you, Walter, it has been great getting acquainted. Your contribution to our Mass Fund is greatly appreciated. Sad news was received just hours ago. Joan McKenna, wife of our friend Andy, passed away over the weekend, July 20. A mother of seven children, she was a real part of Andy through their many years of marriage. She was a nice, nice lady. I received a phone call from Bob Nickoden, Sheboygan WI thanking me for his bio in the last issue. I shall visit with all of you next time. Our books are still available. — Jim Gillis; 3267 Rossmoor Pkwy. No. 4, Walnut Creek CA 94595; 925-932-6454; jimjanegillis@aol.com


52 Another Season

We are indebted to Mary, Carl Eiberger’s daughter, for her report on his funeral, attended by “congressmen, judges, and lawyers.” She told us of a 50-year family joke that surfaced in the eulogy: “You know how to make holy water? Boil the hell out of it.” Jack Wagner sent along a photo of him with an F-84F jet fighter taken at the Palm Springs Air Museum. It’s the plane he instructed in at Luke Air Force Base following his return in 1957, after three years in the Far East. He used his Korean service to tell us of Bud Butler’s heroism which won him the Navy Cross in April 1953. It also reminds us that Bob Herlihy won the Silver Star, posthumously, for his gallantry in Korea. Semper Fi. Dan Adler ’76 tells us that his dad, Joe Adler, and his mother, Jodie, were jointly awarded this year’s Louis J. Putz, CSC, ’38 Award. It’s given annually for the “development and implementation of programs that have contributed to improving the lives of others.” The Adlers strong commitment to Chicago’s Habitat for Humanity earned the award, mirroring his comment: “Housing is not a luxury, it’s justice.” Joe’s sister, Mary Beth Wilhelmi ’54SMC, accepted the posthumous award. Our proactive classmate, John Minck, has developed the Noble Prize, awarded to those heroes whose life stories amuse and uplift him in such areas as politics, technology, diversity, etc. He’s pleased that one of his Noble certificates went to a Nobel winner, Arno Pensias, who determined that the residue of the Big Bang registered 3.5K at the edge of the cosmos. All winners receive attaboy and attagirl certificates, attesting to their achievements. There are 250 so far. Our vice president, Ed Sullivan, reports that his 11th grandkid has graduated from college, one from ND. He tells us that two of the grandsons have served with the Army Rangers, in places like Afghanistan and Iraq. He sees Buck Ewing and Roger Fitzsimmons at the Jersey Shore Club. Meetings are held at Kane Brewery, owned by Mike Kane ’06MBA. Two of Ralph Richard’s twin grandsons are back from Afghanistan and Iraq. “The rest of the 17 grandkids are busy with college and jobs.” Ralph and his wife have moved into a community “where everything is taken care of.” Arizona heat hasn’t kept Dick Sheridan from the golf links twice a week. He’s “shooting my age from the middle tees.” He says the first time he broke 80 was on the old ND course, witnessed by Frank Iannizzaro and Hank Crowley. Ray Tritz reminisces about how he and eight other Iowa high school seniors rescued a Model T from a farmer for $35. With the help of a mechanic, they got it to run. Alas, with nine young drivers, it didn’t survive long. It was last spotted rusting in a farmyard. John Marhoefer tells us he celebrated his 89th with his wife, Mary Beth, and 16 family members from around the country. A highlight was watching a Brewers game and eating too much bratwurst. Bill Toohey, CSC, gets high marks in Digger Phelps’ book for the positive effect his pre-game pep talks had on the ND basketball team. As director of campus ministry, Bill’s homilies at the Basilica’s noon Mass created SRO crowds. As you may know, our ’52 roster has fallen to some 200 grads. With a dwindling cohort, we need your info and stories to pass on to the troops. Send me some words about your doings. We want to hear from you. — Ron Zier; 164 Brewster Road, Wyckoff NJ 07481; 201-447-6667; cell 201-675-8899; ronaldirishguy@aol.com


53 Connections

In all probability, some Notre Dame classes enjoy fellowship, but we believe none is like our class. Ours is a mystique that is impossible to define, considering the influence four short years had on all the years that followed. The friendships, many spanning almost 70 years, are a benefit we have all enjoyed. Bill Maus died July 9. Bill Wuetcher and I have known Bill Maus since Howard Hall junior year and have been friends since. The l953 “closeness” was made evident during the last 13-month medical odyssey Bill Maus traveled. Repeated calls to Bill and questions directed to family were a help to Bill. Harry Durkin, Jim Britt’s son Kevin, and the late Don Dorini’s son Brian, are just three of the many who attended the Ft. Lauderdale funeral. Bill's extended family is a strong network of Notre Dame, Saint Mary's and Stonehill. (Rev. Ernie Bartell was president of Stonehill College for a period), with two grandchildren, Kevin and Nora Maus, currently enrolled as students. Bill will be missed, as will Jim Pfohl, Gerry Boehling and Jim Brodeur, the recently reported deaths. The “broken connections” are not getting any easier to accept. Bill Langlois, San Francisco, enjoys the TV programs featuring Ralph Argen’s daughter, Lisa ’87, who is a weather person. John Clark’s son, John Jr., is a senior pilot for American Airlines, and son Steven was recently confirmed as a Federal District Court Judge for the St. Louis area. John Corrigan’s son Timothy has been a Federal District Court Judge in Jacksonville since 2002. Prestigious judiciary positions bring honor to their respective fathers and Notre Dame. Tex McMonagle’s grandson Patrick, an ND junior, is a percussionist in the Irish Marching Band. Patrick’s mother Denise, father Robert and his paternal uncles, David and Richard, are all ND graduates. Joe Pagliari Jr., a tenured professor of business at the U of Chicago, was a panel member participating in a two-day series of real estate programs sponsored by ND’s Business School. Joe’s sister Martha is a DePaul University law school professor and their mother Fran, is a great friend of Maureen and Bob McKenna. The connections, again, are very strong. Jack Coyne has taken a renewed interest in the Cleveland Browns. The recently appointed coach, Freddie Kitchens, is his new Shaker Heights neighbor “three doors down” and a “good guy.” Phil Potts and son Chris continue one of the oldest law practices in South Bend. Ed Duggan enjoyed the biography of Rev. Ted Hesburgh, CSC, The American Priest, by Rev. Wilson Miscamble, CSC, ’77, ’80PhD, ’87 MDiv. Interesting slant on the amazing career of Father Ted. David O’Leary and Vic George enjoyed a couple of extended dinners together in Northern Michigan, beating the heat with laughs aplenty. Derive solace from the knowledge that the two Mass-A-Day programs include you and yours in the intentions. Rev. Thomas Smith, CSC, is praying for our class as he directs the development of seminary candidates in Uganda. The Mass Fund is still accepting donations. Pray for our deceased and ailing classmates as well as extending expressions of gratitude for the years of our ND connection. — Jerry Mulvihill; 51098 Heatherton Court, Granger IN 46530; 574-287-3460; domerhill@aol.com


53JD Class Secretary Bob Berry;

5806 Spaulding St., Omaha NE 68104; 402-457-4142; yokeemup@aol.com


54 Feeling Better

As I write this column it has been three months since Anne passed. I miss her smile, her touch, her laugh and nearness. But as the days and weeks pass, it gets a little easier emotionally. The 65th reunion is over and I hope you all had a good time. Some 20 classmates attended and they are Rev. Dave Burrell, CSC, Lou Bernardi and son Tony, Tom Campbell and daughter Ann, Geri and Joe Mesec, Julie and John Poirier, Dick Pilger, Betty and Bob Urbanski, Phil Van Huffle, Alice and Gene Henry, Charlie Allen, Walt Duschka with nieces Julie and Janine, Cynthia and Jerry Keifer, Dick Anton, Thomas Morris, Edward Marz, Tony Mandolini, Ed Madigan and son Edward, Dan Munson and Bob Nanovic and Nina Glee, as well as myself. The only complaint I heard was that our class picture was shot 8:30 Saturday morning. That was a bit too early as some were still in bed or at breakfast. Dick Ehr emailed me that this was the first of the five-year reunions he had missed since the fifth one. Luann’s health prompted Dick to stay with his wife. Please remember them in your prayers. Tom Foley cancelled due to the tornado having hit Dayton OH. He felt he was needed at home. Both had their priorities correct. On lighter reunion memories, were the two hugs given me by Julie Duschka saying I needed them and for Battle, Janine’s service dog. Every time he entered a room where there were people, the tail started wagging. I had the pleasure of Battle deciding my feet would make a good pillow. But after a short while, 70 pounds of Battle got to be too heavy. On July14, I attended Mass on the Hill hosted by the Notre Dame Club of the Mid-Hudson Valley. Some 90 people attended as three families of deceased loved ones were honored. I was able to talk to Manny Sequiera who was also there. I had a note from Marie Beaudine. Her family gave her a river cruise in Europe. She was thrilled as she met many wonderful shipmates and saw many beautiful sights. Lola Koch forwarded a letter from Christopher Gotuaco, a sophomore at Notre Dame. He expressed his thanks for our help via the Class of ’54 Scholarship Fund. I thanked Lola for forwarding his letter to me. Jack Mannion’s passing was mentioned in the earlier column but he deserves more recognition. He was a very successful insurance executive leaving New York City to take over a floundering insurance company which he turned into a very successful business. He got involved with his community and the local Notre Dame club. He will be remembered for love of God, country and Notre Dame. The Irish have a saying about death, “I have not gone away. I have just gone on ahead.” The following classmates were called home by God: William F. Till, William F. Fagan, Paul W. Sheibley, Peter M. Kelly. Leo C. Depres, William Famer, Nicholas Nemesh, Anthony R. Garruto, James E. Binckley, Edward J. Brennan, John Mooney. Please remember them in your prayers. Finally, if you have any news, please let me know so I can include it in the column. — John (Jack) Mertens; 68 Sparrow Ridge Road, Carmel NY 10512; 845-630-5914; jacksparrow@comcast.net


54JD Class Secretary Carl Eiberger;

14330 Fairview Lane, Golden CO 80401; 303-278-0707; carleiberger@comcast.net


55 Next Chapter

Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez addressed an ND conference sponsored by the Joan and Bob McGrath Institute for Church Life. A nice phone call came from Bernie Tracy. Ann and Devereux are planning a trip to Thailand and Hong Kong to attend a grandson’s wedding. Tim has been taking courses in Chinese language to complement his interest in Asian and Chinese art. He was kind enough to send me a plaque with my name in Chinese. A great update came from Leo Callaghan on the continuing success of his efforts in Haiti. Put Paul Fullmer on your prayer list. He just had a two-day “wrestle” with the medics. He won. Don Shanley continues “Daniel Boone” activity. He reports success in a recent shooting competition. Carole and Joe McGraw are looking to meet with the Pollnows and McGraths in California. Joan and Bob McGrath are back home after 35-member clan reunion in Tulsa. God bless. Several CSC priests from our class are celebrating ordination anniversaries. The list includes Revs. Jim Blantz, Joe O’Donnell, John Ford, John Keefe, Joseph Long and Roger Augsten. I heard from Larry Buckley. All is well in New Orleans. Joanne and Jerry Groark visited California. I talked with Dave Discher. Claudette and Bob DeBrey are home from an inspirational tour of the Holy Land. Judith and John Lochtefeld are home from Sicily and back at the Nantucket studio. Mike Kelly sent a great photo that captured a historic event. It was the front page of the June 6, 1994 Chicago Tribune commemorating the 50th anniversary of D-Day. The front page carried a photo of devout sixth grader, Mike Kelly. Mary and Pete Ritten advise that they just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They have an interesting Notre Dame family history. Pete and two brothers are ND grads, eldest son and spouse are ND alumni, second son also is a ND grad, two granddaughters have finished, and two are in their junior year. A daughter is a Saint Mary’s grad as is a daughter-in-law. Pete and Mary live in Minneapolis and enjoy traveling. Pete also recalled a minireunion at ND a few summers ago. Ed Dempsey (D), Owen Dugan, Don Pizzutello, Tony Vallace, Pete and wives spent some time at ND. Good memories. Tip of the hat to Paul Fullmer for continued excellence in Splinters. A nice note came from Jim Rickling’s wife, Edna Mae. Jim is battling health issues but continues to be active. Tom May and Kathleen are in new senior living in Bellevue WA after a family gathering in Maui. Our tennis champ, Wally Clarke, reports that his granddaughter will continue her intercollegiate tennis efforts at Santa Clara while pursuing a master’s degree. Jacque and John Dwyer celebrated their 63rd anniversary at Colonial Williamsburg. Oops. Maurita and Sam Budnyk remind me of a spelling error. ND grad and bishop of Pensacola is William Wack, CSC. Pat and Dan Moore entertained visitors Joyce and Dick Mueller whose travels included Oregon, Wisconsin and Nevada. Helen and Joe McGlynn were off to Alaska in July and Ireland in September. Remember to check our class website, nd55.org. You’ll find instructions for helping our charity efforts: class fund, Warm the Children, the Haiti project and the Fullmer scholarship fund. Yours truly, Magill, still is getting over the euphoria of shooting his age this month, 85. Heads up: We are planning our 65th reunion for June 4-8, 2020. To date, we have 92 classmates and spouses indicating intent to be at Notre Dame for the event. There is room for more. Sad news: Tom Armstrong passed away in June. RIP. Thanks to all for your input. Your efforts provide the “fuel” for these notes. God bless. — Tom Magill; 119 Atlantic Road, North Palm Beach FL 33408; 561-842-3019; magillt@bellsouth.net


56 Minireunion, Golf Tourney

ND’56 Domers arrived midday on Tuesday, July 11, a quiet week on campus. Stories flowed immediately. South Bend’s Cafe Navarre was the scene for the group’s dining. Adele and Dr. Frank Kittredge arrived from Rockport ME with updates on John Manion’s health. Larry Kennedy made sure all were introduced and welcomed back home. On Wednesday, 11 a.m. Mass was celebrated by our ND’56 classmate and chaplain Rev. Jerry Knoll, CSC. Deacon Jim Revord’s homily in the Welsh Family Residence Chapel was a wonderful experience for all. Deacon Revord produced a comprehensive Mass booklet, including a listing of our departed classmates. The Morris Inn served an excellent lunch followed by a presentation by Rev. Wilson Miscamble, CSC, ’77, ’80PhD, ’87 MDiv. on his recently published American Priest, a biography of Rev. Ted Hesburgh. Wednesday night was mostly monkey business with Sunny Italy dining and “just one more story.” Thursday morning, the tables in the Sorin dining room were filled with’56ers and their wives enjoying breakfast. Many had ND logo waffles and some final stories and hugs before checking out and promising to do this next June. Tom Powers wrote: “Leo O’Donnell and I volunteered at the US Seniors Open and had a great time. The job that Bill Warren, his staff and all those involved did was truly magnificent. The Warren Hospitality Villa was the ND’56 posted meeting place for Frank Conte, Rollie Bernhold and Joe Kalbas. Tom ran into Frank Tighe and Denny Powers, and had dinner with Kay and Bob Welsh Saturday night. Warren and his wife Suzanne were gracious hosts throughout the tournament. A big ND ’56 family “thank you.” Deaths reported since the spring issue include Arthur C. Connor who died June 9 in The Villages FL. He graduated in mechanical engineering. Surviving are his wife Leanne Lydia Connor, 722 Dumas St., The Villages FL 32159. Michael A. Luberto DDS died March 6. He was a past president of the Detroit District Dental Society and a member of the International College of Dentists. He is survived by his wife, Mary Kathleen Luberto. He is the father of Michael (Kelli), Donny (Carla), Robert (Susan) and Bill (Sabrina). He is the grandfather of 12 and great grandfather to Hailey Hebden. Residence: Mrs. Kathy Luberto; 656 Canterbury Road, Grosse Pointe Woods MI 48236-1250. Xavier A. Aragona died in Washington DC July 7, 2016. He was the husband for 59 years of Marie Aragona. He is also survived by three children, Edward, Christopher and Marisa, and four grandchildren. Mrs. Marie Aragona, 12401 Shore Drive, Fort Washington MD 20744-7025. There was an error in the last issue in the story of Jim McCarthy’s death. The following has been provided by the widow, Barbara. “James Patrick McCarthy, Notre Dame Class of 1956, passed away on Nov. 15 in Coupeville WA. He was 84. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Barbara DuBois McCarthy, Saint Mary’s College Class of 1956. He was the father of seven children, 10 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. After Notre Dame, he served as a lieutenant in the US Marine Corps and worked as an executive in the petrochemical industry before retiring to Washington.” To assure accurate and timely posting of ND ’56 classmate obituaries, please arrange for a copy of what is provided your newspaper to be sent to me, John Manion. Obituaries are posted back 15 years on the class web page: nd56.org. — John F. Manion; 78402 Silver Sage Drive, Palm Desert CA 92211; 760-772-6056; johndomer9@gmail.com


56JD Class Secretary Lauren Sharkey ’09;



57 Long Walk Award

Congrats to John Bolger, who was awarded the Long Walk Award by the Hospice of Central Pennsylvania. Named after a young African boy who walked a great distance for a present to his teacher explaining, “the long walk is part of the gift.” John spent 26 years serving the community; he is currently the general chairperson of Hospice and served on all its committees. Our class treasurer, Dennis Troester, filed his annual report and we are exceeding our total of expenses over receipts by a substantial sum. We have not asked for class dues in some time. So please send your annual dues of $25 to Dennis at 926 E. Wayne St., South Bend IN 46624. Ken Woodward wrote an article published in the June 1 Commonweal, “The Legacy of Father Ted Hesburgh (History or Hit Job?)” an outstanding read if you get the chance. Gary Paul Gates was awarded the 2019 Reverend Robert Griffin, CSC, Literary Achievement Award, in recognition of his “outstanding achievements as a writer and producer.” He worked for CBS News where he scripted broadcasts by Walter Cronkite, Harry Reasoner and Dan Rather among others. A recipient of the same award in 2006 was Ken Woodward. Bill Newbold wrote an eloquent summary of Rev. John Smyth’s funeral celebrated by Rev. Esequiel Sanchez. The procession into the chapel at Maryville was led by a bagpiper, and 19 local priests. Three speakers were introduced; Cook County Sherriff Thomas Dart, Patrick McCaskey, owner of the Chicago Bears, and Rev. Richard T. Baker, a Black Baptist minister who claims Father John saved his life along with a thousand other kids and young adults. At conclusion of Mass, the bagpiper led the procession from the chapel playing the ND Fight Song and followed by about a thousand funeral Mass attendees. Leaving us since the last column was James “Jim” Irving whose wife is Antonie. Their three children graduated from ND. Eugene “Gene” Kopp leaves a spouse, Katherine, and one child. Paul Flattery is survived by spouse Dorothy and five children. Pierre LaPayne is survived by spouse Donna. Edward Cahill is survived by five children. Pierre Jim Vair is survived by his spouse Ghislaine and their five children. James A “Jim” Ryan also passed away. Martin “Marty” Tirney passed on March 21. Thanks to Steve O’Donnell, we learned David Hays passed away, leaving spouse Zoe and four children residing in Reddington CA. I just heard that Anita and Tom Haley have moved to an independent living facility at Mary’s Woods in Lake Oswego OR. Also living there is Larry Kruppenbacher. And as always, don’t forget to smell the roses while you still can. Peace. — John A. Slevin; 6123 N. Mandalay Drive, Peoria IL 61614; 309-453-8986; jslev57@gmail.com


57JD Class Secretary Thomas S. Calder;

513-271-0560; thomas.calder@dinslaw.com


58 Departed Classmates

Our prayers and sympathy are offered to the families of the following departed classmates. Robert L. Jones passed away on May 11. Bob was a native of South Bend and graduated from ND with a bachelor’s degree in music education. He and his wife, Barbara ’58SMC, were married in 1958 and drove to Los Angeles where Bob attended USC and received a master’s degree in music education. In 1959, he took a temporary position as director of music at North High School in Torrance CA. During the next 25 years until retirement, he directed band, choir and extensive musicals at North High School as well as serving as the girls’ basketball coach. Band trips took Bob to Ireland for the first ND/Navy game, and to Chicago, where his band marched and played in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. He also attended Notre Dame band reunions throughout his life. In 1982, Bob and Barbara purchased Marshall Music in Torrance, a large store providing supplies to schools, universities and musicians. The store was recognized by the Musical Merchandise Review as California’s finest print music emporium. After 31 years, the store closed in 2013. Bob qualified to play in the Bobby Jones Open, a golf tournament in which all golfers must have the name Bob Jones and must assume a nickname for identification. Bob chose “Music.” He retired in Heritage Palms Country Club, Indio CA. John W. Glavin died June 21 in Rochester NY. He was predeceased by Joan Glavin, his wife of 51 years, and is survived by four daughters who graduated from Notre Dame. After graduation from Fordham Law School, John practiced law for more than 50 years in Rochester in the firm of Robison and Glavin and was the town attorney of Wheatland NY. Charles F. O’Brien passed away on Oct. 12, 2018. After graduation from Notre Dame, Chuck spent three years in the Navy as chief engineering officer aboard the destroyer USS Witek. He received an MBA from Temple U. He had a distinguished career at Monsanto Chemical Co. and PQ Corp. as chief chemical engineer. He traveled extensively especially in Asia, designing chemical plants, consulting and closing business deals. He also served as president of the Materials Technology Institute of Chemical Process Industries Inc. in New York City during his time with Monsanto. Chuck is survived by Elaine, his wife of 57 years, four children and nine grandchildren. Frank A. Jeclic died March 15. He was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 1934. In 1945 his parents, his brother and Frank fled the Communist regime over the mountains to Austria. After almost five years in refugee camps in Austria, the family came to the US in January 1950. With the help of a kind sponsor, their new life began in northern Minnesota. Before the next winter, the family moved to Illinois and then South Bend. Frank served two years in the US Army Signal Corps in Germany and in 1955 became a US citizen. He graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from Notre Dame and also earned master’s and doctorate degrees from ND. He served as a research scientist at NASA and after six years there joined Babcock and Wilcox Co. at its research center in Alliance OH. He retired in 1995 after 30 years of service. In later years, he engaged in consulting work and taught at the U of Akron as adjunct professor and served on the advisory board of the College of Engineering. He is survived by his wife, Helen, son Michael, daughter Joanne, and seven grandchildren. — Arthur L. Roule Jr.; 3725 W. Waverly Road, La Porte IN 46350; alroule@yahoo.com


58JD At Your Service

I regularly see Jack Callahan and Ray Drexler when visiting our daughter in Chicago and hear from several over the holidays. Jack and Ray have aged “gracefully,” no doubt aided by their lovely spouses. Tom McNeill and I attended our 1956 undergraduate reunion in June under the Dome. The campus was beautiful and almost unrecognizable to these octogenarian eyes. While there are 13 of you on my class email list, only a handful are heard from with news or tasteful jokes. C’mon, give me something to write about. Best regards to you and your families. Stay healthy and go Irish. — John F. Murray; 2036 Cheltenham Court, Woodbridge VA 22192; 703-494-2482; johnandnell66@gmail.com


59 Glorious 60th

For a group in our early 80s, our attendance was good at 92 members of the class and 42 wives/partners. Our current class numbers are 1,206 graduates and 372 deceased. “This 60th reunion may have been our best,” exclaimed more than a few ’59ers and wives, when we gathered at ND in early June. We enjoyed the ease of getting around the campus, interesting and intriguing programming, introduction to newly ordained Rev. Brogan Ryan, CSC, ’08, who led a powerful and moving day of recollection, tours of newly renovated rooms in Badin Hall, an ACE update, a moving commemoration of classmates who died in Vietnam, the powerful presentation in Washington Hall on “The Church in Crisis,” Mass in the Basilica with Rev. Paul Terence Lamb of Hyannis MA as a concelebrant, casual conversations with old and new friends and their wives, a challenging dinner address by Prof. Carter Snead and meeting Keenan White ’19 (now interning with Peggy Noonan), who introduced Prof. Snead, the play Sorin on Friday evening, the documentary Hesburgh on Saturday night and wonderful entertaining talks by Jim Coorssen of Louisville KY and Jim Cooney of Santa Fe NM. More than one classmate said, “We really ought to do this every year from now on.” Most of the class is retired, but there are some hearty souls still “plugging away.” One of the most unique is Mike Cowley, following a career with H-P, and a venture group. He has been teaching math and science in their parish grade school. He and Sharon live in Heraldsburg CA. Thanks for continuing to make a positive impact. Chris Walsh is staying active as president of the Senior Men’s Club of Gross Point MI and board chair of the Wayne County Conservation District. The latest book by John Fitzpatrick of Rhinebeck NY is Moving to Completion. John Renfree of San Jose CA has a grandson, Jake Renfree, in the ND class of 2023, and on the track and cross-country teams. More grandparent love: Kay and Tom Whitman of Memphis missed our 60th reunion because of their granddaughter’s high school graduation in Connecticut, and immediately jumped on a plane to attend a grandson’s high school graduation in London, England, on the same weekend. Mary and Nino Moretti celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary. They have lived in Florida for 32 years and recently moved from Hutchinson Island (Stuart FL) to the Jensen Beach Country Club golfing community in Jensen Beach FL. After Jack Stewart of Clermont FL mentioned his alma mater, Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks CA, he “triggered” great memories of two other NDHS classmates, the late Jerry Farley of Saint Benedict OR, who died 6/30/2019 and Frank Nacozy of Desert Hot Springs CA, a Bengal Bouts champion. Class president Joe Mulligan and others frequently referred to “the Freshman Quad” (now called “the North Quad”) listing Breen-Phillips, Farley, Zahm and Cavanaugh Halls, as our four freshmen dwellings in 1955-1956. Admittedly forgetting that 42 of our classmates lived nearby in Saint Edward’s Hall. I am sorry to report the following deaths: Charlie Fredrick, Lakeside Park KY 3/8/19, Mary Jo; Bernie Grillespie, Long Boat Key FL 5/28/19, Phyllis; Dick Raupp, Innsbrook MO 6/4/19; Bill Ludwig, Traverse City MI 2/20/19, Karen; Wiley Rice, Oklahoma City 7/18/18, Bonnie Fowler; Jerry Farley, St. Benedict OR 6/30/19, Elizabeth. Please visit the websites for FaithND at faith.nd.edu and the Senior Alumni at ndsenioralumni.org. Please send information. Peace and good health. — Jim Keegan;1401 Clinton St., Wilmington DE 19806; 302-429-0545; keeganjm@dca.net


59JD Class Secretary William J. Harte;