50 Deeply Faithful


I received a nice Christmas card from Frank McBride Jr., who lives in Dayton OH. He’d seen the news about the passing of George E. Cullinan (in 2017) and told me that “George was a fine lad with a great sense of humor” and that he still remembered the time they spent at Notre Dame together. Frank said that he regularly attends the monthly luncheons at the Dayton Notre Dame Club but can’t go to football games any longer because of his knees. He was very pleased with the success of the Irish football team this year. Frank also reported that his wife passed away on April 2, 2018 after a terrible fall and that 2018 was a tough year for him. Our prayers go out for Frank and his family. I learned from the University that Ronald J. Sanford passed away on March 3, 2018 at the age of 89 in Fort Washington MD. Following graduation, Jack served in the US Navy for 10 years, part of that time during the Korean Conflict. He used the mechanical engineering degree he’d earned at Notre Dame during 10 years at various companies and then during 25 years as a civil servant with several federal agencies. His obituary (posted online by the Kalas Funeral Home) reported that he worked on the Apollo and Saturn projects. “Jack enjoyed a wide range of activities and interests, especially military and flight history, artistic pursuits such as sculpture and guitar, and perhaps his greatest passion: sailing. He obtained an associate degree in marine biology, was a certified scuba diver and delighted many with trips on his sailboat, ‘Seaducer.’ Jack was outgoing and easy to talk to; he loved to meet people and learn their stories. He was deeply faithful, and was an active member of St. Columba, where he served as a lector and made many friends.” Jack leaves behind his partner of 47 years, Ruth Beaver, along with five children and 10 grandchildren. Colin F. MacKay died on Aug. 28 in Bryn Mawr PA at the age of 91. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. Following his military service, Colin earned a PhD in Chemistry from the U of Chicago. His obituary in the Delaware County Times reported that he took a temporary position as a professor at Haverford College and ended up working there for 49 years. The impact he had on the college community where he worked was described by the Times as follows: “Colin was extremely generous and kind to family, students, and everyone he met. He was accepting of everyone and always open to new experiences. He had an easy-going nature and when faced with adversity, he would shrug his shoulders and keep going. He leaves behind colleagues and friends, decades of students who admire him, and generations of family who adore him, and all will miss him greatly.” Colin was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ann. Robert B. Gawne, 90, passed away on Sept. 14 in Beltsville MD. He served in the Marine Corps and spent many years as a mechanical engineer with Chatelaine, Gauger & Nolan FAIA and Stromberg Iron Works. At the latter company, Bob rose from the position of estimator to company CEO. He served on several boards and was a member of many different sheet metal labor groups. Bob is survived by his wife of 65 years, Patricia (nee Schilke), six children, 20 grandchildren and 20 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 Sainthood Pending


Hi, everybody. Oh my, what a football season. It was a great year. Who would have guessed it?  Not I. The loss in the bowl was not a surprise; maybe the score was. Clemson is a powerhouse. At least they beat Alabama worse than they beat us. I believe all of us can look forward to next season. I want to spend a few lines on the upcoming reunion, which begins in late May. Many of us may not have the opportunity to enjoy these reunions in the future. But those who can still travel should start making some plans to attend this year. Did you know that if a man treats his wife like a thoroughbred she will never turn into an old nag. Also, whether a man winds up with a nest egg or a goose egg depends a lot on the kind of chick he marries. Remember this one: old age is when former classmates are so gray, wrinkled and bald, they don’t recognize you. I want to tell you about one of our CSC priests who is up for sainthood: Rev. Patrick Peyton. I am certain all of you know of the line he originated: “The family that prays together, stays together.”  He is in the third stage on his way to sainthood. This last stage is the toughest, and maybe the hardest for him. It is a great honor to reach this level. A few years ago, Jane and I visited his hometown, I should say village, Carnacastle, County Mayo, Ireland. There is a small museum built in his honor. If any of you visit Ireland, stop by and see his museum. Sometime say a prayer that one of ours, Rev. Patrick Peyton, CSC, makes sainthood. I had a very pleasant phone conversation with Jan and Jack Landry, our old fullback. He lives in Natrona Heights PA. I still enjoy visiting with Rev. Johnny O’Brien of DePere WI. Guys, I need your help. Send me some words about yourselves. Anything. Until next time, my best to all. — Jim Gillis; 3267 Rossmoor, No. 4, Walnut Creek CA 94595; 925-932-6454; jimjanegillis@aol.com


52 Upward and Onward


Our policy has been to direct our quarterly messages to those who can still read them. We try not to be an obit reporting service; our president, George Heidkamp, and the Alumni Association do an excellent job of that. However, within the span of a week last fall, we learned of the passing of Guy Galardo, Phil Maronick, Ron Ralph, John Robinson, Ray Slyman and Ron Wilder. That could not be ignored. Bill Delaney says he couldn’t ignore it either. And in a transcendental mode, he equated their passing with his meeting five new Domers over the next three days. Bill was looking forward to having lunch with Deacon Larry Hammel ’57. Incidentally, Larry worked with Ed Sullivan on regional planning projects before he became a deacon and prison chaplain. Ed’s grandson, Tim ’13, a congressional staffer, provided orientation for newly elected representatives. Ed reports seeing Pat and Roger Fitzsimmons at a Jersey Shore communion brunch. As previously mentioned, in the years we’ve had a Triple Crown winner, ND’s football record is over 90 percent. Jack Mueller’s involvement with this year’s winner, Justify, must be a factor in our 12-0 performance. (Alas, 13 is not our lucky number.) I attended the Yankee Stadium contest against Syracuse. It reminded me that the first ND game I saw, which was in 1943, also was at Yankee Stadium. That’s when an 18-year-old sophomore QB, Johnny Lujack ’48 helped beat Army 26-0. Tom Desser sends word that he and Jane have moved into a Carmelite retirement residence where their neighbor is Rev. Le Roy Smith. The ND connection is that Rev. Lee married Coleen and Ted Foley. Ted, of course, served many years as our outstanding class secretary. A note from John Minck details his most recent foray in science education. He addressed astronomy students on the charm and rewards of a scientific career. John says his life as an engineer was transformative. Lou Barilla, “happily coping with the usual aches of old age,” tells us that his granddaughter, Caitlin ’16, is studying law at Fordham. Dr. Ted Kelly happily announces his first great-grandson, Wyatt. The Marine Corps’ Vietnam Honor Roll has inducted Col. Charlie Pitchford into its ranks. A victim of Agent Orange, he was elevated to general rank upon retirement. Charlie was frequently in the company of Jim Lund and George Otott. They were serious weight lifters, working under the tutelage of Rev. B.H.B. Lange, CSC, ’12. Charlie and George took second place in the 1952 AAUs. Of interest, during his military service, George wrote the Marine Corps Manual on physical fitness. By sheer coincidence, Bill Fote was able to tell us more about “Dutch” Lange and his gym, which served as the home of ND’s weight lifting club. Bill reports that he still has a Notre Dame shield that Rev. Lange produced in his woodworking shop. We’re reminded by Joe McManus ’53Arch that our class contained a number of former West Pointers, who transferred in the wake of an academic scandal. You may recall that their tuitions were underwritten by JFK’s father. Reportedly, the Lyons Hall basement room of All-American tackle Bob Toneff served as a fixture in the underground railroad on weekends. Bob had a 13-year career in the NFL and made the Pro Bowl four times. A similar entry system existed in Morrissey’s basement, much to the chagrin of the rector, the ever-vigilant Rev. Peter Fryberger, CSC, ’32, also known as “The Ghost Who Walks.” Your secretary can attest to that. — Ron Zier; 164 Brewster Road, Wyckoff NJ 07481; 201-447-6667; ronaldirishguy@aol.com


53 Winter Woes


As we write this, South Bend is in the grips of a late-arriving winter, cold and snow. Notre Dame students completed exams before Christmas break, which endures through the middle of January. Probably no triple cuts? Many classmates are on the “move” heading to Florida for warm weather, while others are staying put. Headed for Florida for varying durations and locations are Bernie Hester, Jim Rogers, Vic George, Tom Reedy, Buzz Wagner, Art Midili and Tex McMonagle. I’m sure I missed a few. Lee Tavis and Jack Clark are considered residents, though escaping the summer’s heat for trips north. Bill Maus is a Ft. Lauderdale fixture, holding his own with his health challenges. Richard Nault, who deserves yeoman service in keeping track of his civil engineering classmates, has sold his Florida home as well as a summer residence, preferring to remain settled in Great Barrington MA, close to a hospital and a main floor master bedroom. Who could ask for more? John Fink has ceased writing books (17) and provides column commentary for the Indianapolis Catholic newspaper, as he feels inspired. Larry Murray, at last count, was working on his 41st book. Lou Beck, Little Rock, folded his packing business in 2010 and fulfilled a dream in opening an art studio that sells his works as well as provides a venue for his teaching. Lou Bourjaily, a mainstay of the Chicago Fenwick High School group that numbered 27 graduates entering ND in September of 1949, sent greetings to all for the holidays. I haven’t heard lately from the class golfing luminary, Pat Lee. I hope he is still out there in Florida, swinging and posting scores well below his age. Bill DeCrick is nestled into a condo near The Villages at last report, and it is hoped that he is in reasonably good health. Left to cope with winter’s ravages are Bill Berry, Rev. Ernie Bartell, Jerry Hammes, George Schilling and John Pairitz, fellow South Benders. Dave O’Leary is holding down his duty station in Lansing, watching the implosion of MSU with upset. What a mess. Is Bernie McDermott still holed out in Chicago? Andy Hernon, ever-faithful class NYC stalwart, sends greetings to his classmates. Joe Costanzo Jr., with his wife’s assistance, has acquired a senior care franchise in Charlotte. Joe has an MBA from ND and is a Colgate undergrad. Paul Clemens, the youngest son of the late Phil Clemens, likewise owns a senior care franchise, with offices in Birmingham AL. Paul is a Dayton law graduate. Kim Feldpausch Brubaker, the daughter of the late Tom Feldpausch, is a consultant to not-for-profit endeavors in the Battle Creek MI area. Dick McConnell, retired radiologist, reports fairly good health from Kalamazoo and is looking forward to a spring lunch. Ralph Argen and John Dwyer, denizens of Hilton Head, meet almost weekly to share a meal and good times. Exhortations for your prayers for our ailing classmates and their ailing spouses. Challenges and surgeries abound. John Campagnone, Providence RI, died in January. Don’t leave all the class prayers to Father Tom Smith, CSC, from his position in Kenya. He is doing his part, we must do ours. Please send information for the email broadcasts as well as the column. — Jerry Mulvihill; 51098 Heatherton Court, Granger IN 46530; res 574-287-3460; domerhill@aol.com


53JD Class Secretary Bob Berry;


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


54 Great Weekend Coming

Here we are, in the 65th anniversary of our undergraduate graduation. Our 65th reunion, the granddaddy of them all on campus, runs from the afternoon of May 30 through breakfast in the dining halls Sunday, June 2. The major Class of 1954 events include Thursday evening dinner at Legends. It is Dutch treat and reservations are suggested as seating is limited. Our Class Memorial Mass is Friday morning and a meeting with one of the most prominent alumni whom a few us know. Saturday morning will allow us to spend lots of time talking over the past 65 years, from our first days on campus to the present. We hope you can take part physically with members of the ’54 family, grads, spouses, kids, widows etc. Even if you cannot be there, you will be remembered in our celebration. I cannot take credit for the following. It was written by Msgr. Martin of St. James the Apostle Parish, Carmel NY. It’s an obituary titled “Someone Else.” Our church was saddened to learn of the death of one our most valued members: Someone Else. Someone’s passing creates a vacancy that will be difficult to fill. Else has been with us for many years. Someone did far more than a normal person’s share of work. Whenever there was a job to do, a class to teach or a meeting to attend, one name was on everyone’s list. “Let Someone Else do it.” Whenever leadership was mentioned, this wonderful person was looked to for inspiration. “Someone Else can work with that group.” It was common knowledge that Someone Else was among the most liberal givers in our church. Whenever there was a financial need, everyone assumed that Someone Else would make up the difference. Someone Else was a wonderful person. Were the truth known, everyone expected too much from Someone Else. Now Someone Else is gone. We wonder what we are going to do. Someone Else left a wonderful example to follow, but who is going to follow it? Who is going to do the things that Someone Else did? When you are asked to help this year, remember, we cannot depend on Someone Else anymore. I received an email from the Norte Dame Club of the Mid-Hudson Valley on the passing of Angela Sequeira, wife of Manny Sequeira. Angela’s fine voice often led the club in the Alma Mater. She will be missed by Manny and the club. The following classmates were called home by God: John Thomas Dillon, Jerome Joseph Dillon, James Willian Hemminger, Edward Joseph Trian, Edward H. Fallon and George Harold Hubbard. Please remember them and their families in your prayers. — John Mertens; 68 Sparrow Ridge Road, Carmel NY 10512; res 845-630-5914; cell 845-216-7215; jacksparrow@comcast.net


54JD Class Secretary Carl Eiberger;


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


55 Good, Not Great


I had hoped to open these notes in the glow of a national football championship. Unhappily, some young men from Clemson had a different plan. Enough to be said. The Irish were “good” but perhaps “not great.” To quote old Brooklyn Dodger fans, “Wait’ll next year.” Owen Keavney and Jack Battel echo all of us complimenting the season summary in Paul Fullmer’s “Splinters!” Our “first couple” class president Dick Burke and Maryjeanne received a leadership award from Chicago’s McCauley Liberal Arts High School. The Sisters of Mercy made the award for their long commitment to the church, the faith and community service. Congratulations. Here’s a roundup of ’55ers in action. Joan and Bob McGrath had a lengthy tour of Europe. They enjoyed lunch in Sicily with Nancy and Charley Pollnow, Carol and Joe McGraw. Jerry Hughes sent a nice reminder of the “Silent Night” Christmas carol singing by British and German soldiers in close trenches in World War I. A great note came from Barbara and John Hamilton. Their Irish tour had an eight-day hospital delay getting over John’s fall on his back. All is well now. I think it very fitting that “Admiral” Hamilton’s home address is Fleet Drive. ND Navy ROTC would be proud. At this writing, Sandra and Paul Fullmer are enjoying a one-week Mexico cruise. Paul and Sandra are also early registrants for the February Desert Fling. They will join Kathy and Dick Mueller, Pat and Dan Moore, Edna Mae and Jim Rickling, Maureen and Carl Peters. Congratulations to John Dwyer. At the end of February, Jaquelyn advises he will receive the highest recognition from the Bishop of Buffalo for a lifelong contribution to Catholic education. This marks the 39th tribute he has received in this endeavor. Back home: Sue and Dick Beeman are moving from Chicago to Holy Cross Village at Notre Dame and will volunteer with Joan and Bob McGrath at the Institute for Church Life. The great initial lineup for Florida Fling includes Mary and Bucky Janssen, Carolyn and Dick Connelly, Stephanie and Jack Flynn, Jeanette and Owen Sodetz, Gloria and Jim Costello, Yvonne and Tony Vallace, Deidre and Kevin O’Donnell, Eileen and Larry Buckley, Marilyn and Chuck Doherty, Jim Stevens and Frank Lundy. A suggested addition to your reading list: Memoirs of Chaplain Life by Rev. William Corby, CSC. He was the chaplain of the Union Army’s Irish Brigade during the Civil War and is noted for giving absolution on Cemetery Ridge at the Battle of Gettysburg. He later became president of Notre Dame. It is a great read. Remember, we endorse four donation sites: Leo Callaghan’s Haiti Project, Mack Stewart’s Warm the Children, Fullmer Scholarship and our Class Fund administered by president Dick Burke. Details and addresses can be found on the Class website: nd55.org. Thanks for recent contributions to the Class Fund from Margaret and John Hester, Jim Bourne, Jerry Hughes, Stephanie and Jack Flynn, Rita Prevoznik (Stephen Prevoznik, deceased) and Marcia and Francis Cribbs, trustees of the Cribbs Trust. Prayers are requested for Cy Lindeman’s son, George Vosmik and Jack Battel. Our Lady has four more ’55ers to care for. Skip Reiner, Richard Golub, James Dryden and Frank Burke have passed away. They are in our prayers. Keep in touch. — Tom Magill; 119 Atlantic Road, North Palm Beach FL 33408; 561-842-3019; magillt@bellsouth.net




A special thank you to Jack Coyne for all his service as class secretary. As Jack announced in his last column, he has retired from this role. If you are interested in serving as class secretary, please contact the Alumni Association at alumpubs@nd.edu.


56 Spring Minireunion in June


ND56’s spring minireunion headquarters will be the Morris Inn; a block of rooms has been reserved. Tuesday evening, June 11, we will have a social hour and dinner in a private dining room. Wednesday, June 12, following breakfast in the Sorin dining room, we will hold Mass in the Welsh Family Hall Chapel at 11 a.m., with lunch following during the noon hour. Plans for the afternoon include visits about the campus. Supper Wednesday evening will be in the banquet room of Sunny Italy Cafe, 601 N. Niles Ave. South Bend. Thursday, we meet for breakfast in the Sorin dining room and visit before checking out by 11 a.m. We have arranged for a nightly rate of $134 for rooms having a king-size or two queen-size beds. Call the Morris Inn for reservations at 1-800-280-7256; identify yourself as ND56 minireunion to get this special rate. Direct questions to larrykennedy009@gmail.com. See you on campus in June. ND56 Class Treasurer Ed Cosgrove (525 Delaware Ave., Buffalo NY 14202) thanks you for your financial support of your class operating fund. He especially thanks those who generously chipped in this past winter. Ed asks us to remember to make a habit of our annual gift to continue keeping us the close group we enjoy. Our chaplain, Rev. Jerome Knoll, CSC, was impressed with the response for participation in Universal ND56 Memorial Mass on the 56th day of the year, Feb. 15, 2019.

We have lost more outstanding members of the ND56 family. As of Jan. 14, we are aware of 566 deceased. The total undergraduates at June 1956 commencement was 1,078. Donald T. Schaefer died peacefully in his new home on Jan. 20. He is survived by his loving wife, Florence Kelly Schaefer. Don’s first wife, Julia, predeceased him; they had been married more than 60 years. Residence: Mrs. Florence Schaefer, 2033Coolspring Drive, Bethel Park PA 15234. Michael R. Brisch died Aug. 5 from heart attack/pneumonia. A native of Manitowoc WI, he resided in Clinton IA his entire business life. Contact Mrs. Sarah Brisch, 711 Surrey Court, Clinton IA 52732. Robert W. Gelfond died in Chicago Aug. 17. The family residence: Mrs. Patricia Gelfond, 7754 Farragut Ave., Chicago IL 60656. Anthony Pucillo of New Rochelle NY, an architect and co-owner of Coopers Corner Nursery, died July 30 from complications of Parkinson’s Disease. Joseph S. O’Connor MD died Jan. 10. Residence: Mrs. Jane O’Connor, 1920 Chestnut, Apt. 505, Glenview IL 60025. Bernard J. Allard died Dec. 28. Residence: 7089 Hidden Lake Drive, San Jose CA 95120-5628. Bernie was a world class high jumper on the Irish track team. Sister M. Julien, CSC, born Marie Alphonsa Wilke on Jan. 12, 1918, died Oct. 6 at age 100. Sister Julien was an accomplished pianist, organist, music educator and pastoral musician. Peter Craig Fieweger died Nov. 20. Residence: Mrs. Shirley Fieweger, 1390 Pinnacle Pines Court, Bettendorf IA 52722. James “Jim” Milas died Oct. 11. Residence: Mrs. Rita Milas, 16476 Briar Court, Spring Lake MI 49456-2701. Triple Domer Gerald Joseph Dewey died Sept. 25. Contributions in Gerald's memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, alzheimer.ca/en/york. Dr. John Arthur “Jack” Gueguen, died Dec. 14 in Kirkwood MO. John was respected and loved by the thousands of students whom he taught over his 24 years at Illinois State U. Joseph A. Wolfe Sr., 83, formerly of Ellenville NY, passed away Nov. 26. Residence: Mrs. Fran Wolfe, 3002 Edisto Way, Indian Land SC 29707. William James Werner died in Lancing TN Dec. 25, 2017. Air Force veteran Thomas C. Russell, formerly of Joliet, died in October. Contact Grace Russell, 271 Winthrop Ave., Elmhurst IL 20126. A Mass is celebrated on campus for each deceased classmate by the Holy Cross priests. Obituaries are posted on the website nd56.org. Move slow and smell the flowers. — John F. Manion; 78402 Silver Sage Drive, Palm Desert CA 92211; 760-772-6056; johndomer9@gmail.com


56JD Class Secretary Lauren Sharkey ’09;




57 Early Friendship


One of the first classmates I met freshman year was a lad from Des Moines IA, Donald “Don” J. Renier. He would join me in our walk from Cavanaugh Hall to the dining hall. (There was only one then.) After freshman year, we went to different halls and did not remain close after graduation. I just learned that he died on Oct. 28. Don’s wife Ruthie survived him along with two sons, three daughters, and two stepdaughters. His favorite hobby was fishing, and another was morel mushroom hunting in the spring with his best friend and wife, Ruthie. Don became an investment broker in 1966 and remained in the investment business for 46 years, retiring in 2012. Edward “Ed” Joseph Sobolewski passed away on Nov. 24. Ed grew up in Newark DE. After his degree at ND, he attained a law degree from Georgetown U, became a deputy attorney general and then opened a commercial real estate practice. In the mid-1970s, Ed formed a men’s biking group in which eight men would ride from Newark to Rehoboth Beach DE where they would play beach volleyball, tennis and golf. That group continues to ride the 100-mile trip each year on the first Thursday after Labor Day. Ed is survived by his wife Kay and their daughter Kent. Ed and Kay celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary last February. After Ed’s retirement, he and Kay moved to Naples where he enjoyed golf and telling his many stories. Max Hicks pointed out that the winter Notre Dame Magazine contains an article about Paul Fenlon, class of 1919, who was the last of the bachelor dons. Paul lived in Sorin Hall for over 60 years. He passed away at age 83 in 1980. The article was written by Max’s son, Philip Hicks ’80, who teaches at Saint Mary’s College. The article would be interesting to any of the students who took a literature class from Paul, or who lived in Sorin. In 2017, the American Institute of Architects honored Orlando Maione with a gold medal for lifetime achievement. The following year, AIA Long Island, honored Orlando their lifetime achievement award, giving him an engraved crystal sculpture. Thanks to Harry McKee for sending the information regarding John D. Bagley, who passed Oct. 17. A memorial Mass was sponsored by the class. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Rosette “Rose” Bagley, four daughters and a son. John began his career with IBM. Later he accepted a position with Bell Laboratories and retired in 2000 as technical manager of electronic messaging solutions. After he moved to Naperville in 1977, he served on the Pastoral Leadership Council, and led a justice and peace group. He was an active member of the Illinois Coalition to End the Death Penalty and served as its president for a year. In addition, he spent time building homes for Habitat for Humanity. He was a committed member of Pax Christi (International Catholic Peace Movement) and with his wife Rose, was a recipient of the Pax Christi Peace Maker Award. Their children liked to tell stories of their parents being arrested for protesting nuclear weapons, the Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan wars. One of his daughters-in-law made it known that she had bail money readily available should it be needed. Don’t forget to take the time, while we still can, to smell the flowers. Peace. — John A. Slevin; 6123 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. Patrick Crowe died Sept. 21 at home in Kansas City MO from complications related to melanoma. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, four children and 18 grandchildren. Patrick and his brother, Michael, were members of our graduating class at ND. Patrick received a master’s degree in mathematics at Washington U and went on to teach math at high schools across the Kansas City area. He was also a successful entrepreneur and author of seven books. Gifford Thomas Gibson died Oct. 27 in Loveland CO. Following graduation from ND and service in the Army, he became general manager of the Gibson Motor Co. of Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Neenah, Menasha and Appleton WI. He eventually retired as president of the company and served for many years as a director of the First Wisconsin National Bank. He is survived by his wife, Ellen, three children and three grandchildren. Dr. James A. Loeffler died Nov. 16 in Wichita KS. After ND, he graduated from the U of Cincinnati Medical School and began a 50-year practice as a physician, including 38 years of service with the Guadalupe Clinic in Wichita. Survivors are his wife, Carol, two daughters and two sons. John Riley of Woodland Hills CA died Nov. 27, according to news forwarded by Frank McCormack. John was a native of Thomasville GA, ran track for ND and was a member of the Blue Circle. After graduation, he served a tour of duty in the Marine Corps and enjoyed a successful career covering 40 years as an institutional stock broker with several NYSE firms in Chicago, San Francisco and Atlanta. Larry Donovan passed away Nov. 29 in Walnut Creek CA according to word received from John Dewes. John and Larry first met at our 50-year reunion when Larry and his wife, Judy, sat at lunch with John and his late wife, Taihee, and they discovered they were from the same parish. John and his wife, Kathy, coordinated the reception following Larry’s funeral. Thomas E. Lynch, a native of Jersey City NJ died Sept. 26. After graduation, he served two years of duty as a Navy officer aboard the USS Bexar. Later he attended the Wharton School of Business at the U of Pennsylvania where he received an MBA. This led to a multifaceted career in finance, culminating in the opening of his own firm, Lynch Investment Counsel LLC. Tom is survived by two children and five grandchildren. John Dunn, retired legislator and attorney in Decatur IL, writes to report on efforts of our classmate Marine Corps Major Gen. J. Gary Cooper to raise funds for scholarships and financial aid for children at Most Pure Heart of Mary Elementary School in Mobile AL, Gary’s high school alma mater. The school has served African American children in Mobile for 100 years and continues to be a beacon to African Americans in Mobile. But it needs financial support and John Dunn invites us to join in that support. Contributions may be made by checks payable to Most Pure Heart of Mary Elementary School and mailed to Major Gen. J. Gary Cooper, 1208 Palmetto St., Mobile AL 36604-2345. As you may already know, Gary is retired from a career in the Marine Corps and served as Assistant Secretary of the Air Force and as ambassador to Jamaica. — Arthur L. Roule Jr.; 3725 W. Waverly Road, La Porte IN 46350; alroule@yahoo.com

58JD Class Secretary — John F. Murray;

2036 Cheltenham Court, Woodbridge VA 22192; 703-494-2482; johnandnell66@gmail.com


59 60th Reunion


There is still time to register and join us for our 60th reunion, May 30 to June 2. The agenda looks good and should give us many opportunities to renew our friendships. We will kick it off with a half day of recollection on Thursday, May 30. Online registration opened on Jan. 30 and may be completed at reunion.nd.edu. Classmates and wives who prefer a local hotel over an assigned floor in a residence hall on campus, should note that blocks of rooms have been reserved at Embassy Suites and Ivy Court, both close to campus. Contact Bob Burns (St. Petersburg FL) at rsbnd59@yahoo.com for assistance with these reservations. Rev. Jim Watzke, CSC, had an interesting and productive life over the past 60 years. Following studies at ND, St. George College and the Catholic U in Santiago, Chile, U of Chicago and Harvard, Jim focused on clinical psychology in Chicago. Carol and Bob Good still live in Brecksville OH. Following service in the Navy, Bob spent 40 years in department store retailing in Cleveland. Their children Michael ’84 and Don ’93 are ND graduates. Eileen and Knute Cavanaugh are still in Longmont CO. He is a retired orthopedic surgeon who volunteers twice a month in a clinic focusing on poor patients. Their children Ken ’90, Kevin ’91, Keith ’92, Kathryn ’97 and Kerry ’00 are ND graduates. Jim Masterson (JoAnn) and Bob Wombacher (Judy) live in Peoria IL. Along the way they have lost Rick Grimler, Phil Coogan, Gene Vaichulis and George Murray. Joe Krug’s Brigade of Concerned Fighting Irish in Dayton OH has 50 members who meet quarterly, and each member brings a $100 check and votes to support a deserving local non-profit group. Over the last nine years, $147,000 has been donated. Joe McMann and Lola are staying busy in Katy TX. Area activities are the Handyman Assistance Network for the disabled and elderly (HANDE), St. Vincent De Paul Society, and contracting on NASA projects. Jim Langford’s publishing house, Corby Books, has just issued a new book by Rev. Edward “Monk” Malloy, CSC, ’63 ’67 ’69, Monk’s Musings: Faith, Life, Notre Dame. We have listed ROTC graduates in previous issues and continue below. Several classmates who served went a different route and we will start tracking them in our next issue. It appears that 114 of our classmates entered the Army through the ROTC program at Notre Dame. We listed half of the names in the winter issue of this magazine. Here are the others: Francis E. Coles, III (d. 01/27/2016), Eric B. Jensen (d. 12/28/2002), Richard T. Jones (d. 12/13/2015), Jerry G. Jungels (Warsaw IN), Eugene J. Kelley Jr. (Chicago), James C. (Jack) Lane (d. 07/06/2017), Duncan L. LaVigne (d. 08/20/2005), Charles J. (Charlie) Leipold (d. 06/10/2008), Richard (Rich) Lombardi (Woodstock IL), Daniel B. (Dan) Lorenz (Sacramento CA), John E. Lukes (d. 1981), Rosseter M. (Ross) Lummis (New York NY), John F. Madden (LaGrange IL), Edward J. (Ed) Malone (Collegeville PA), Vincent J. Maney (Georgetown TX), William C. McFarland (Vero Beach FL), John E. (Jack) McGrath (Sanibel FL), Joseph G. Meinert (River Ridge LA), John T. Merlock (d. 11/16/2003), Francis N. (Frank) Mooney (Westhampton Beach NY), John P. (John Peter) Moran (Honolulu), Frank H. Mullen (Grosse Pointe Park MI), Edmund F. Murphy (Upland CA), Hugh T. Murphy (Port Townsend WA), Dennis M. (Denny) Nead (Milford OH), Timothy W. O’Brien (d. 12/27/2008), James C. Otto (Norwalk OH), Robert P. O’Shea Sr. (Marco Island FL), James A. (Jim) Paulis (Canyon Lake CA), Peter J. Petrie (d. 11/03/2015), Michael E. Phenner (Evanston IL), James J. Pino (Milford CT), Stephen R. (Steve) Pietrowicz (Fair Play SC), Edward E. Plumly (d. 08/18/1991), Dennis R. (Denny) Powell (Salinas CA), George F. Raab Jr. (Saint Charles IL), James L. (Jim) Rankin (Coral Gables FL), Paul J. Rathnau (Bartlett IL), Dennis W. (Denny) Readey (Bloomington IL), William F. (Bill) Reilly (d. 10/17/2008), James W. (Jim) Reuland (d. 01/30/2001), Herbert S. (Herb) Riband Jr. (Washington PA), James M. Riley, (lost), Roger J. Ryan, (Meriden CT), Ronald R. (Ron) Schoenberg (Los Angeles), James E. Schreiner (Saint John IN), Joseph A. (Joe) Schudt (Frankfort IL), David L. Schwartz (Pittsburgh PA), Neil J. Seaman (d. 04/26/2017), Robert P. (Bob) Seckler (Baldwin NY), Timothy M. (Tim) Sharon (Temecula CA), Richard F. (Dick) Smale (Los Alamos NM), Thomas J. (Tom) Smith (d. 05/15/2008), Kevin J. Solon Jr. (d. 05/23/2013), F. Quinn Stepan (Winnetka IL), Frank J. Suriano (Scottsdale AZ), Leo M. (Sween) Sweeney Jr. (Freedom PA), Ernest S. (Ernie) Thomas II (Jackson MS), John P. Thurin (d. 01/18/2013), H. Patrick (Pat) Toner (Leesport PA), John H. Treanor (Philadelphia PA), Eugene (Gene) J. Virtuoso (Lewiston NY), Frank J. Visovatti (d. 09/25/2016), George K. Vitztum (Hays KS), Louis R. (Lou) Von Hagen (Greensboro NC). Christopher M. (Chris) Walsh (Grosse Pointe MI), John A. Walsh Jr. (d. 04/18/2014), William F. Whaley (Vero Beach FL), E. Brien White (Santa Fe NM) and Emil Zernick (South Bend IN). A big thank you to Jack Benchik. I am sorry to report the following deaths: Alice Crowe, wife of Francis, 9/14/2018, Chattanooga; Mary Schaefer, wife of Joe, 10/24/2018, Universal City TX; Hugh Ferry, 11/7/2018, Malvern PA; Charles Phillips, 11/18/2018, Warrenton VA; Anne Kelley, wife of Gene, 12/24/2018, Chicago. Please visit FaithND at faith.nd.edu and the Senior Alumni at ndsenioralumni.org. Please send me 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;