70 Something to Look Forward To


Reunion 2020 will feature the world famous First Friday, possibly performing on Sorin Porch or the Mishawaka Conservation Club. Norm Zeller, Jim Stynes, Mike Duell and Jack Prendergast, with Andy Wallace ’69 and the original roadie Kevin Rooney are booked. Mark your calendar for June 4-7, 2020. Meanwhile, spaces remain on the presidential tour to Israel May 12-29. Call 215-568-6655 ext. 238. Pat and I enjoyed our playoff visit to Dallas. Aside from the defeat, the company of Kathy and Larry Moser and Patty and Frank McNally was terrific. Larry and two local children are restoring the 1920s three-room Eagle Ford School in Dallas, alma mater of Bonnie Parker, but not Clyde. Frank’s accounting practice thrives, even as they keep up with five children and numerous grandchildren. Champion grandparents are Cathy and Denis Nolan, with 31 grandchildren from their eight children. They broadcast daily on MaryTV.TV. Elise and Chris Servant in Attleboro Falls MA skied in New Hampshire and Maine, traveled to Florida, Block Island RI, and cruised a German river, all topped by the ninth grandchild. Cathy and Skip Horvath visited Israel in February for Cathy’s business. They will attend their daughter’s Duke graduate school commencement in May. Steve Wolnitzek received the fifth annual Access to Justice Award for 40 years of pro bono work in northern Kentucky. The only remaining founder of the group, he has represented more than 100 people in 40 years, including two in 2018. Lucy and Frank Vatterott’s daughter, Sarah ’94, practices with him in real estate and municipal law. He received the Missouri Supreme Court’s highest award for helping reform abuses of the poor in municipal courts. Five children and seven grandchildren complete the fold. Katy and Chris Wolf have lived in Lexington MA 42 years and often ski at Sunday River in Maine. After retirement as CFO of a small private equity firm in 2017, they skied the Alps. Their daughter and youngest son graduated from ND. All three children are married; there are six grandchildren. Mary T. and O’Malley Smith enjoy her full retirement and his partial (35 hours per week) retirement. Daughter Kelly practices medicine in Anchorage. Bridget and Caitlin and families live in Connecticut and New Jersey. All 27 of their family vacationed at Cape Cod in December. Rita and Al LaReau, after hosting their “above average” grandchildren at Thanksgiving, recommend relistening to Simon and Garfunkel’s Bookends, describing life at 70. Surprisingly, none of the under-10 crowd ate Brussels sprouts. They travelled to Florida, Oregon, Missouri, South Bend, and Chicago, with highlights in the Galapagos and the Utah national parks. Projects of the Gretchen LaReau (deceased 1993) Memorial Fund include childhood literacy, music instruction for minority children, the Health and Leadership Lodge at Camp Newbaygo and a Compassionate Physician Award at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo. Marcia and Mike Hammes and their wonderfully symmetrical family of three children who each have three children sent greetings from Vero Beach FL. Marcia and Jim Murphy welcomed 16 family members to Hilton Head for three weeks in July, then traveled alone to Cape Cod for a week and Maine for another four days. Mary and Kevin Myles enjoyed the wedding of son Pat on Sept. 29. He manages a group within an international online marketing firm headquartered in Paris but doesn’t need his parents to escort him to the annual meeting there. John Murtagh and Don Simantz saw The Masters live in 2018. I like it even on TV. John Gallagher worked in Paris last fall and enjoyed the Arts Cinema, catching Gene Kelly’s An American in Paris, the World Cup, excellent cuisine and a 6-euro senior

rail pass. — Don Graham; 1901 S. Glenwood, Springfield IL 62704; 217-652-1560; fever1@me.com


70MBA What’s Up


Recently Jim Slowinski, past class president, and I were updating each other on our family stories. Jim and his professor wife, Dr. Betty, celebrated their 25th anniversary. With eight grandchildren and one great-grandson they are retired in Wilmington NC where they occasionally teach college courses. Barbara and I quietly observed our 52nd anniversary last November and I occupy my time unwinding a 20-year-old business that most of you would call a hobby. We cobbled together our stories and sent an email blast using the business school alumni office system on Oct. 17, hoping to begin to collect What’s UP stories for future issues of the magazine. We immediately heard back from Rich Russell equating us to locust “coming up for air after 48 years.” As always, Rich was right to the point. Mike Yourtee also responded that he is retired after 40 years with the Air Force, General Electric and Bell Atlantic/Verizon. Mike retired to the family farm in Maryland near Harpers Ferry WV. Pete Siciliano indicated he had been retired since 2011. (We must do better on communication.) Pete indicated that he and Doug Kaiser attend one Notre Dame football game a year. Pete and Doug re-extend their golf challenge to Dan Rohr and Ron Konersmann indicating that their challenge is evergreen. I know that John Brogan served on the Business Advisory Council of the University. Thank you, John, for your service. I will close for Jim and me, asking What’s UP? Please let us know how and what you are doing and any items of interest. — John Carroll; 4315 Alta Drive, Apt. 1301, Suwanee GA 30024: johnrcarroll@bellsouth.net


70JD Summer Reading Assignment


For those of you who proudly call yourselves Double Domers, I noticed in the autumn edition of this magazine that one of your undergraduate classmates passed away: J. Alan Kramer ’67. Al was a friend of mine from Chaminade High School on Long Island. We were members of the class of ’63, lived nearby and would travel to and from school on the Long Island Railroad. Al attended ND on a Navy ROTC scholarship and was the head student manager of the 1966 Irish football team. He served as a Navy pilot in Vietnam, earned his MBA from Marquette and became a respected member of the banking community in Wisconsin. Al married a young lady he met at ND. He and Maria were married 50 years, raised three children and were most proud of their 10 grandchildren. Upon retirement, he devoted his time to helping those less fortunate in his community. He represented well the ND Class of ’67 and I would be remiss if I did not mention him in this column. JoAnn and Mike Kelleher accompanied Marie and me to NYC a few months back as we continued the celebration of our 50th wedding anniversaries. We took in all the sights, some good restaurants and great music. Best wishes to all of you celebrating special occasions this year. I ran into Rich Sullivan at the Buffalo airport in late October. Around the time of his retirement from Harris Beech a few years ago, Rich sustained a serious injury in an accident followed by surgery and hospitalization. Thereafter he made some major changes in his life including a move to Pawley’s Island SC. He returns to Buffalo on a regular basis to tend to various legal matters. He has made a full recovery and is feeling great these days. Tom Ebel writes that he retired from the bench for the 10th Judicial Circuit of Illinois in 2002. The Illinois Supreme Court asked him to return three years later and he sat on the court for the 11th Judicial Circuit until his full retirement in 2006. Tom and his wife, Paula, reside in Peoria and at least once a year he and his son try to attend an Irish football game. His Honor did have one request: does anyone have or recall the summer reading list Dean O’Meara gave us in 1967?  If so, let me know and I will pass it on to Tom. Finally, kudos to Tom Sopko for having served on the board of trustees for Holy Cross College in South Bend these past 14 years. I understand that “Rudy” also served on the board with Tom. Yes, that “Rudy.” Look for info on our 50th reunion in these columns later this year. Until then, be well and go Irish. — John K. Plumb; jkplumb37@gmail.com                                                                


71 Our Septuagenarian Year


Gentleman, as the calendar rolled over to a new year, we approach another milestone birthday with a zero. Happy 70th to all. Bob Whitmore ’69 was honored in January and installed in basketball’s Ring of Honor. Present on campus among dozens of well-wishers were Greg Blache, Tom Sinnott, Jackie Meehan, John Gaski, Mark Seeberg and Tim DiPiero. Of special note, friend, teammate and fellow DC native, Collis Jones was asked to speak at a couple of events about his experiences with Bob, his long-time mentor. In retirement, Greg has traded the warmth and urban density of his hometown, New Orleans, for the wide-open spaces of Mercer WI about 100 miles southeast of Duluth. Ruth Anne and Jeff King have departed Louisville and relocated to the metro Washington DC area, where they started out years ago when Jeff was a new doc at Georgetown. Jeff has retired from the U of Louisville, but will continue to consult on his specialty of maternal-fetal medicine from a base in Fairfax City VA. It was no surprise that Pitt was a particularly popular game last fall, a day game, not a night game, in mid-October. Attending were Tom Desch and daughter Katie, ’99, Jan and John Harahan, Mike Mackin, Tom Schriver, Dan Donahue and Bill Barz. Helen and Herman Fala came from Philly and played tour guides on campus for some friends who were first-time visitors. Joe Kubinski, Detroit, Pat McAdams, Oconomowoc WI, and Bill Pagendarm, Jacksonville, and spouses used this weekend for one of their periodic gatherings. Maureen and Bob Bullard came from Bluffton SC, picking up Claudia and Paul Dusseau, Columbus, on the way. If you are in Sedona this winter, look for Claudia and Paul. Eric Korth, Vince Carr and Jim Cavanaugh passed on football last season and instead took the girls to Italy. Rumor has it they were in the Duomo Cathedral in Milan, solely for the purpose of locating a late-night TV feed for the Navy game. Kathy and Dave Schmidt, Grand Rapids, took one of the ubiquitous university boat trips out of Rome, along the northern coast and were spied by Maureen and John Gorman, Philly, on the same ship, but traveling with a different group. Ted Targonski, Chicago, wrote regarding the passing of fellow Zahm resident Marv Wurzer in August. A native of Iowa, Marv had law degrees from NYU and the U of Houston and had his own legal practice in Houston for 40 years. He was the author of several books about the settlement of western Iowa by German immigrants. Condolences to Lynn, their children and grandkids. Ted spends his time with grandparent duties and teaches math at a local adult education center, helping people get their GEDs. Karen and Tom Dowd have departed upstate NY, where Karen retired from the U of Rochester, and returned to Denver. They treated themselves with a trip to Poland and visits with Karen’s relatives. Al Heinz, Jim McGraw, Dan Dell’Orto and Gary Kessler made it to the Vanderbilt game. Pat and Sam Rumore came for Stanford and then took a circuitous route back home to Alabama via Blacksburg to take in the Virginia Tech game. Melinda and Mike Meyers also came for Stanford and later Barry Pflum joined Mike in Chicago for the Northwestern game. Terry Lee came from San Francisco via Chicago with Al Gabriele, Charley Flynn from Miami, and Bob Cotter and son from Clearwater to attend the FSU game. Fortunately, a favorable score allowed some to depart the night game, with lousy weather conditions, for the warmth of our fireplace and adult beverages. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all, and a toast to those who are no longer with us. — John Snider; 830 N. Saint Peter St., South Bend IN 46617-1936; res 574-217-8961; cell 312-860-1779; jlscpa@yahoo.com


71MBA Football Reunions II


Football season is the best time to catch up on our classmates as they attend football games. Gray and Terry Walts came back from North Carolina for the Florida State game and stayed with gracious hosts, Patricia and Rod Spear. Robbie (Parker) ’71MA and yours truly, Jim Fackelman, also went to the Northwestern game in Evanston and the NDWB game against Marquette here in Milwaukee. Next year’s plans include a reunion at the New Mexico game to encourage Helena and Tony Strati to attend. The Spears and we Fackelmans are planning on the 2020 game in Ireland against Navy. The game at Lambeau that year against Wisconsin is drawing some interest. I recently joined the IrishCompass program that tries to link wise alumni with recent grads for mentoring. I connected with a recent Mendoza grad who is launching a new product and needs help with ways to manufacture it. Think about joining this program at irishcompass.ne.edu. — Jim Fackelman; 4635 Lakeview Circle, Slinger WI 53086; res 262-644-6245; cell 414-379-0968; jfackelman@alumni.nd.edu 


71JD Class Secretary E. Bryan Dunigan;


221 N. LaSalle St., Suite 1454, Chicago IL 60601; 312-857-2114; bdunigan@duniganlaw.com


72 Academia and Remembrances


Curtis Blais ’73MS in math is on the research faculty in the Naval Postgraduate School Modeling, Virtual Environments, and Simulation (MOVES) Institute, Monterey CA. He teleworks from his residence in Las Cruces NM. In September, he obtained his PhD from MOVES with the dissertation, “Rich Semantic Track (RST) Ontology: Unified Semantics and Pragmatics for Track Data Interchange,” concerning knowledge representation using semantic web standards. In October, Tony Dal Pra, Jack Pentz, Tim Schafer, Chris Bates, and their wives flew to Sacramento for the weekend and watched the Virginia Tech game with Alan Azevedo. This was the first time in 46 years that the Jackson Street housemates had gotten together. According to a report in the winter 2004-2005 issue of this magazine, 15 years ago this coming fall, ND Pres. Edward A. “Monk” Malloy, CSC, ’63, ’67MA, ’69MA, invited 27 ND grads who were then presidents of a college or university to a reception after the home game against Boston College. Seventeen attended. Among the 27 were the following from our class: Thomas Dillon ’77PhD, Thomas Aquinas College (Santa Paula CA), 1991 until his death in 2009; Thomas Burish, Washington and Lee U (Lexington VA), 2002-2005 (he has served as ND’s provost since 2005); Phillip Glotzbach, Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs NY), 2003-present; and, from ’72SMC, Carol Ann Mooney ’77JD, Saint Mary's College, 2004-2016. Perhaps this list does not capture all who have served in such a capacity before, or since, 2004. I would be happy to supplement the list. With the SMC students from “across the road,” we attended classes, concerts, plays, dances, sporting events. They staffed The Observer, The Scholastic, and various commissions of student government. Also, freshman class coffeehouse at ND’s Holy Cross Hall, pep rallies, Mardi Gras, AnTostal. At least two of them became members of our class: Mary Davey Bliley, Mary Ellen Stolz Bianco. We’ve been friends, dates, spouses. Since graduation, 28 of these women have died. The records I reviewed did not indicate which, if any, were married to ND alumni. Here are their names in the alphabetical order of their maiden names: Catherine Anderson Niziol, July 3, 2011; Patricia Birmingham, no date; Maureen Casey Maves, May 25, 2018, Susan Compernolle, June 15, 2018; Vita De Jean Hafeli, July 14, 1990; Deborah Dishinger Newman, March 15, 2015; Mary Jo Dreiling Howard, probably Jan. 26, 1989; Dianne Snellgrove Fitzpatrick, Jan. 9, 2008; Shawn Foley Hingstrum, April 1, 2005; Mary Jane Gore, May 9, 2003; Suzanne M. Goubeaux, July 1, 1986; Loretta Holdmann Harmon, March 15, 2009; Linda Jarvis, probably Nov. 15, 1987; Mary Ann Kerins, Dec. 29, 2008; Cecilia E. LaFrossia, May 23, 2011; Diana Lamparella Scalese, Sept. 15, 2001; Carol McGuire Kennedy, Feb. 26, 2014; Sister M. Noretta Connor, CSC, Aug. 4, 1993; Cynthia Pienta Chapman, March 5, 2001; Elizabeth Pitzer, Nov. 1, 2016; Pamela M. Seifert, Jan. 24, 2018; Mary Kay Skoglund O’Neil, May 10, 2014; Frances Spinks Caver, Aug. 11, 2018; Jacquelyn Stone Laumakis, Oct. 25, 2016; Teresa Thomas Halvorson, Oct. 23, 2010; Susan Triebel Fohl, June 14, 1996; Susan Way-Smith, June 3, 2007; Susan Weidenbach, Feb. 20, 1982. Dane Criger passed on Sept. 30. Our condolences to his wife Catherine Y. St. Onge of Charleston SC. Gregory A. Marx ’77JD, passed away on Oct. 5. Our condolences to his children Aaron, Jason, Maureen and Megan. Raymond S. Perry Jr. passed on Oct. 27. Our condolences to his son Christopher. Let us pray for each other and our SMC friends, living and deceased, to the Mother of Holiness. — Jim Thunder; thundergroup@alumni.nd.edu


72MBA At Last


First, let me apologize for not having a column in the last issue. Since there was no news, the deadline slipped by me. Fortunately, shortly thereafter I received a lengthy missive from my old roommate Olivier Couturier packed with news mainly about his recent travels. During his two-month summer vacation last year, he visited Tunisia and the Atlantic Coast (of France, I presume), spent two weeks in Brittany with his children and grandchildren and two weeks with his father. On top of that, he decided to visit the city of Porto in Portugal and enjoyed it so much he plans to go back this year. As he was writing in October, Olivier was packing for a trip to London to visit his daughter and new grandson. Then he was headed back to spend more time with his father who lives alone at age 96 since Olivier’s mother passed away two years ago. However, last year wasn't all travel and fun for our friend. He had his hip replaced in March but was feeling so much better by the time he wrote me that he was planning to go skiing in January. Last summer during the World Cup game between France and Belgium, Olivier and Marc Royer were drinking Belgian beers and texting back and forth, almost like watching the game together. Olivier was visited in late September by friends from Virginia who came to watch the Ryder Cup matches played about six miles from his home in Versailles. It was also nice to hear from Ed Gay who wished us all the best for Christmas and the New Year. Ed used information I was able to provide him to contact Bob McBride. They got together with Bob and his wife Jackie in Portland OR when they were visiting their daughter. Finally, Olivier wanted me to remind you all it's not too early to start planning for our 50th reunion in three years. It would be great to have a huge turnout. Having news like this to report makes this job worthwhile. Please let me hear from you. — Alex McLellan; 913-991-0944; irish72mba@excite.com


72JD Class SecretaryChris Schraff;


1881 Marble Cliff Crossing Court, Columbus OH 43204; 614-227-2097; cschraff@porterwright.com


73 Jayar Plays with the Big Boys


At our age, we like to get out on the golf course, and Jayar Daily is no exception. I spoke with the Houston resident in December, but he was too busy to play with me. He told me that he had recently played in the BMW at Aronimink with Jordan Speith and on his home course of Lochinvar with the number one teacher in golf, Butch Harmon. I’ll bet Jayar is a scratch player now. I enjoyed a great weekend at the Florida State game at the Pokagon house. Owners Jim Hunt, Bob Ward, Marty Clements and John Duffy along with freeloaders Mark Haering and Dave Reuter were present. We had a great time watching the Irish whip the Seminoles. Classmates Ernie Dibennetto and Larry Black visited. Larry is a claims adjuster for an insurance company in New Jersey. He formerly resided in California but now lives outside Washington DC. His daughter is an MBA student at ND. Bob Wolf and friend Linda along with Katie and Lloyd Sullivan also visited. It is always good to see this Chicago duo. Larry Black also mentioned that Eddie Henn, the oldest person in our class, recently retired from the Post Office, resides in California and is an expert in western movie sites. I am sad to report the deaths of Rich Marinangeli and Greg Marx. Rich was one of the many students in our class from St. Bede High School in Peru IL. He was a research scientist at UOPLLC in Des Plaines IL. He is survived by his wife Sheila and daughters Lucy and Jean. We all remember Greg, who was an All-American football player and co-captain of the 1972 team. Greg was also an academic All American and received his law degree from Notre Dame. Greg had suffered a serious injury some time ago. We express our condolences to their families. Kim Brennan reports that he lives in Cleveland and has been retired from Hewlett Packard for 10 years. He is traveling and playing golf as much as he can and still roots for the Browns. Residing in Richland MN is Brian Graves, who is in the plastic raw automotive materials sales business. One person in our class who is still a prolific author is Dennis Wall, who just completed his fifth book, Quiet in the Courts. He regularly publishes law review articles and book chapters and is a lawyer in Winter Springs FL. I heard from John Mowbray, who told me about his trip to Lincoln County NV on New Year’s Eve to perfect a $9 million gift by two of his clients to the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada. I am happy to report that Mike Frantz has been recognized as a Lawyer of the Year in Cleveland by the Best Lawyers in America. Mike’s specialty is education law. I was especially happy to hear from John Griffin who was appointed to the 1st District Appellate Court in Illinois in May 2018 after serving 10 years in the circuit court. John recently had his picture in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin for ruling against a railroad in a case of first impression. Speaking of lawyers, talked to Dennis Vogel last year. Dennis still practices in Madison WI. He has a place in Canada and sails on North Lake Huron for three or four weeks in the summer. In the winter he goes to Florida for two months. He is a part-time lawyer. By the way, where is Kevin Gallagher? Send me your news. — Michael W. Hansen; 3013 Sanctuary Court, Joliet IL 60435; mikehansen@mikehansenlaw.com


73MBA Continuing to Fill these Pages


Slim Chandra-Shekar writes from San Rafael CA that he is doing great in retirement from the venture capital sector and keeping himself busy with abstract art, international travel and four granddaughters. He and Penelope sold their Big Island home last year but still go there a couple of times annually. But their focus is more on Europe where last year, they had a family reunion in the South of France to celebrate his 75th. Slim’s daughter Sheila is CMO at Athleta and his son is EVP global strategy at high-tech firm Meraki. Slim is still connected to his friends and family in India and in Germany, via his late wife Steffi. Slim is on the board and supports an orphanage/school for blind kids in Bangalore, India. Mike Gormley shares that he retired 10 years ago and has enjoyed every day of retirement. Someone once said that it helps to have a hobby when entering retirement but with a wife of almost 50 years, good health and six grandchildren, he doesn't think he has time for a hobby. He does say every year that he is going to work on a golf game but never seems to get further than the driving range. They made the decision last year to sell their home of 33 years in Montgomery County MD and move 60 miles east to Charles Town WV. Many people are not familiar with Charles Town, and often confuse it with Charleston WV, but they are just a few miles from Harpers Ferry at the eastern entrance to the Shenandoah Valley. If one is a history buff, this area is a treasure trove of Colonial Era and Civil War history. Alternatively, if you like wine, they have more than 100 wineries in neighboring Loudon County VA. The attractions for them are that they are only an hour from children and grandchildren but far less traffic and an easier pace of life. They have stayed in touch with several of our MBA classmates over the years: the Weldons, Schraeders, Masons and Joneses. In late September, they joined Ellen and Gene Schraeder and Susan and Richard Mason on an ND alumni trip to the Italian Lakes District and Venice. There were 14 ND alumni and spouses and 26 U of Texas Alumni on the trip. Despite the rivalry on the football field, the UT alumni were loads of fun and laughs. This was their second trip to Italy with the Schraeders, the first being in 2004. They have also done a Baltic Sea cruise, an Alaska trip and two ND football games in Texas with the Masons. Del Seehusen writes that he is semiretired after having worked for Caterpillar and Ford. Vicki and he will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary next year in Fiji with their son and his family who are missionaries there. They keep busy with four children, 18 grandchildren, and Vicki’s mom, age 103, who lives with them. On Nov. 9, he had the privilege of being a part of the dedication ceremonies of the seminary in Kubamitwe, Uganda, for the training of pastors in eastern Africa. Approximately 1,500 people attended the grand opening from Uganda, Zambia, Kenya, Europe, Canada and the United States, including a keynote address from Dr. Muyingo who is Uganda’s minister of higher education. It is amazing to see how God has worked over the past 16 years with SOS Ministries. There are 46 buildings which include a school for pre-k through sixth grade totaling 405 students, a church which is overflowing each Sunday with 400 people, community outreach, and now the seminary. More information can be seen at sosministries.com. Gus Browne tells us his family Christmas cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas was great. All 11 of them had a fantastic time. His next journey will be in April when Berry and he will be off to Croatia. These days they are traveling more conservatively. Hitting the Big 75 on Jan. 4 means calling for more luxury accommodations during their international excursions. My granddaughter turned sweet 16 in January. You are always welcome to contact us when in Southern California. If you have not corresponded in some time, please take the time to share your experiences with your classmates. Please continue to forward your new email addresses and those of classmates. — Thomas Jindra; 7179 Alviso Ave., Jurupa Valley CA 92509; res and fax 951-685-2091; tajindra@charter.net


73JD Changing of the Guard


This is my first post as the replacement for Tony Palumbo. Most important, we all should reflect on what Tony did over the years in support of our class, the Law School and the University. His work as class secretary/correspondent, much of the organization behind our reunions and more generally as exemplar of what it means to be a Notre Dame lawyer describe only a small part of who he was. The pieces written about him in the “Notre Dame Lawyer” and the alumni magazine are worth rereading. Our deepest condolences to Anna Marie and the rest of his family. May he rest in peace. Unfortunately, the University reported another death in the past few months. Michael Patterson passed away on Sept. 25 in Seattle after a battle with cancer. The information I received from the University was that he was in our class, although a memorial page on the internet indicates he was a year ahead. I am pretty sure he was in our class, but I did not know him well. It was one of the many “nodding friendships” that did not go much beyond the classroom, The Huddle and the Library, and my memory at this stage does little to resolve the discrepancy. He had a highly successful legal career in Seattle and Portland, and he was even more impressive in his support of church activities and his alma mater, Gonzaga. I was so impressed with his accomplishments as described in the memorial page (which is well worth an easy “Google”) that I decided to pass this on without further confirmation of his class. His was certainly a life well lived. Our deepest condolences go to his wife, Emma, and his family. Since I only have a few days to submit this report, I will defer an update on what Jane and I have been doing until next time and beg people to send in their updates. While part of the job is to reflect on the accomplishments of our deceased classmates, it would be nice to have other things to write about. — Paul Reagan; 16527 Heron Coach Way, Ft. Myers FL 33908; cell 847-915-9796; pvreagan@gmail.com


74 Ready for Our Reunion


The stars will be aligned. Oh, yes, we are ready. We thank our classmates who have generously donated to our reunion fund. If you still wish to donate, please always earmark it to say Class of 1974 Reunion. Speaking of class stars, as noted in the LaSalle News Trib of LaSalle-Peru IL, Dr. Gary Novak, one of our basketball stars, had his best statistical year during our sophomore season (1971-1972) when he averaged a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds when paying basketball for ND. When it came time to decide after college, Gary went to medical school, although he was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1974 NBA draft. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Novak practiced in Wilmette for 34 years. Gary now lives in Glenview and is a part-time physician and full-time assistant clinical professor of medicine at the U of Illinois-Chicago. Gary recently celebrated his 38th wedding anniversary and has three grown children. Also of note is Ken Wolbeck of Spalding, another of our class basketball stars, who will be inducted into the 2019 Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Minor League Baseball announced that is has selected Midwest League president Dick Nussbaum as the recipient of the 35th annual Warren Giles Award, which honors outstanding service as a league president. Dick received his award at the baseball winter meeting banquet last December at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Dick, a native of Pittsburgh, (yea, my hometown) was a four-year letter winner as a centerfielder at Notre Dame. If you recall, Dick also served as president of the Notre Dame Alumni Association and president of the ND Monogram Club. Dick lives and works in South Bend and has three children and six grandchildren with his wife Mary Pat. Eddie Fisburne lives in Atlanta and has a house in South Bend where he resides during the football season. Eddie still works for the Home Depot Corp. as the senior veteran in the company. Since I started the Veteran Initiative when I was president of the ND Club of Chicago two years ago, Eddie mentioned to me that Home Depot has committed $500 million on veteran housing. Impressive. Also impressive is that all three of Eddie and Mary Ellen’s children went through Notre Dame ROTC, as did Eddie. Two of his children live in Chicago. Eddie was a Navy captain and retired after 27 years of active duty. He also mentioned that Steve Duffy was a Navy helicopter pilot killed in active duty. Steve’s son Brian was only 22 months old at the time. They reached out to Brian, now 32, and invited him to join good friends from the Innsbruck group for the Stanford game. Bill Rapp, Ted Mikulski and Ray Badger also attended. If you have never attended a reunion, start now. The regulars know this will be even better than the last. We are young and fun, some with new body joints and fading eyesight. When you meet one another, the years fade away. The spirit is vibrant, and we are ND. Like the last reunion, I’ll probably be at the bar taking your info for Class Notes. Otherwise, you won’t get a drink. See you there. — Dede Lohle Simon; 440 N. Wabash Ave., Unit 3905, Chicago IL 60611; domerdede@aol.com


74 MBA Information Flow Dwindling


Kevin Dunbar reports that he retired from Citibank in 2009 after 34 years in US and international assignments. His last work location was Tampa, where Kevin and his wife, Marilyn ’77SMC, reside. They have two children and travel every chance that they get. Kevin mentioned that, over the years, he has lost touch with old friend Elio Polselli. I’m sure you remember that Elio married classmate, Sandy Gerling. So, Elio and Sandy, Kevin would like to hear from you. If you do not have his contact information, let me know and I will provide Kevin’s email address. That’s the only new information that I have from classmates. Those who have contacted me in the past always mention the desire to hear more from classmates. It only takes a minute to email me. — Jack Burnett; 19248 Glen Eagles Drive, Livonia MI 48152; 734-464-3458; jburnet1@sbcglobal.net


74JD Millennial Keith


Keith Kanouse has attained the rare milestone of having played more than 1,000 different golf courses. Keith rates golf courses for Golfweek Magazine and was general counsel to Gary Player Golf Course Design Company for 10 years. There is an article by Keith discussing this accomplishment in the Oct. 21, 2018 issue of Golfweek Magazine. When Keith is not on the links, he runs a Boca Raton firm specializing in franchise law. At least one of his five children has the golf bug. His youngest daughter played golf for the Florida Lady Gators while studying biomedical engineering before attending law school. Suggested reading for the quarter is MacPherson v Buick Motor Co. Take care. — Joe O’Reilly; cell 502-649-6955; joe.oreilly34@icloud.com


75 Can’t Hold a Candle to Tom


Tom DiCanio of Holmdel NJ has been elected for a second three-year term to the National Candle Association Board of Directors. The association serves and represents its candle manufacturing members in the US and their suppliers to promote safe products and a healthy environment for the industry. Frank Schiavone is a widower and practicing dermatologist in Jacksonville FL. His daughter Chloe, 16, is a junior at the Bolles School and was named the 2018 Florida Girls Golfer of the Year. She has verbally committed to play golf for Notre Dame starting in 2020. Bill Schoelwer reports that his wife and ’75 classmate Susan Prendergast Schoelwer is the head of historic preservation and collections at George Washington’s Mt. Vernon. Bill recently retired from a finance career dealing with power generation and transmission for European multinationals. Their three children include son Bill ’06 and two daughters, whom Bill proudly reports have met their lofty standards of “college degree, health insurance and no felony convictions.” Jack Malone retired Dec. 1 as a trust officer at the Huntington National Bank in Columbus OH. He is a deacon at St. Cecilia Church in Columbus.

On a sadder note, I must report the passing of Peggy Henderson Hasse on Dec. 31 near Cincinnati. She was married to ND classmate Don Hasse for 38 years. He survives along with four children and three grandchildren. She worked in research and development for Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati for 38 years and held 36 US patents. David Carlson of Glen Ellen VA passed away on Sept. 2. He was a graduate of the U of Richmond Law School and is survived by a son, Nathanial. Please continue to send me your news. Thanks. — Norm Bower; 3946 Fernwood Ave., Davenport IA 52807; cell 563-349-0469; normbower@mchsi.com


75MBA Class Secretary Jim Ouimet;


215-862-3080; jimouimet@comcast.net


75JD Spring Notes


Mary (Sommer) Sandak is a judge of the Fairfield District Superior Court in Connecticut. She was appointed to the bench in 2008 by Gov. Jodi Rell, with the current term expiring in 2024. Several years back, Mary and her husband Jay Sandak founded Sandak Hennessey & Greco, a law firm based in Stamford. She also established the Fairfield County Bar Foundation and served as its first president. In 2015, Mary and Jay were named Stamford’s Citizens of the Year, minting them as one of the city’s power couples. The Notre Dame London Law Program turned 50 years old in 2018, and Mary and Jay traveled across the pond joining Brian Short and his wife, Kathleen, for the celebration. Also in Stamford, Mary Ellen (Pelling) Hulce and her husband Steve Hulce are renovating an old stone cottage near the New York border on property populated by leafy trees, gigantic boulders, and ravenous deer. Mary Ellen and Steve have three children and seven grandchildren. She maintains a solo law practice in Geneva IL. Not far away from Stamford, Raymond Planell keeps busy in White Plains where he is in his fourth decade at Bleakley Platt, now in an of counsel role. Beginning in 2015, he has functioned as president of and legal counsel to Kensico Cemetery, one of the firm’s clients. The subtle shift from estate attorney to cemetery attorney signals a career path of natural progression, particularly with Ray also serving as president of the New York State Association of Cemeteries until 2016 and on its board until last year. A former adjunct professor at Pace U in estate planning, Ray has been a frequent lecturer at bar associations, business groups, and charitable organizations. A few toll booths away, Benjamin Cittadino is of counsel at Devlin, Cittadino & Shaw in Trenton NJ. Ben has been a trial lawyer since 1975 and has achieved specialty certification as a civil trial attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. A past president of the Mercer County Bar Association, Ben has also served as a trustee of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America-New Jersey (now known as the New Jersey Association for Justice), a trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and a master of the Mercer County Inn of Court. Across the country, Bob Weaver is in Portland, and if you click on Netflix, you can have him in your living room. Look at Wild Wild Country, a fascinating documentary about Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, a controversial guru who was determined to establish a utopian city in rural Oregon back in the 1980s. Concealed behind the new-age mysticism, meditation exercises, and free love, the spiritual community housed a criminal enterprise that quickly attracted the attention of neighbors, the media, and governmental authorities. Bob is interviewed extensively in the multi-part series as he reflects on his role as an assistant US attorney for the District of Oregon for nearly a decade and his relentless efforts to break the back of the cult and bring its leaders to justice. You will do yourself a solid by cueing it up on a lazy, binge-watching weekend. Finally, if you are on Facebook, friend me so we can keep current. As always, let me know what is happening in your world. Go Irish. — Frederick Giel; fggiel@gmail.com


76 Active Retirements


More and more of us are beginning a new phase of our life in retirement. Mark Sever retired after 39 years with Ernst & Young. He and his wife, Christie (Gallagher) Sever enjoy serving on various boards and traveling with ND alumni. Christie recently published her first book, Sound the Warning, a historical fiction book targeted toward grade school children. After 43 years in the municipal bond industry, Al Rutherford retired. He has been doing substitute teaching and enjoys the classroom environment. Al and his wife Debbie live in Charlottesville VA where he ran into Chuck McElroy. Both wonder when DC Nokes will visit them. They did a Keenan third floor minireunion on the Bourbon Trail in Kentucky, where they met up with Maryann ’77SMC and John Kuhn and Cindy ’77SMC and Jim Eder. The Rutherfords have three grandchildren. Jack and Donna Crowley Campbell went to Haiti in October and spent five days distributing boxes of MannaPack food to orphanages, a voodoo village, and even to city dump where 350 families live. Denise Crowley Brenner and Dave Brenner ’73 spent Christmas in Austin with their three children: Dave ’05 and wife Keri ’04, Dr. Jason and Dr. Marie Somogyi ’08 and Cindy ’09. Denise attended the Notre Dame-Clemson game with Marie and Jason. Also attending the game were Jim Rashid and Steve Klug. Jim attends all the home football games and can be found hosting classmates at his tailgate. Debbie and Mark Witkowski entertain his Pangborn gang at most games. Quite a few of us braved the frigid weather to watch ND defeat Florida State. Wendy Duffey hosted Walsh dorm alums Sue Caranci Pronove, Mary Ann McCarthy McArdle ’75 and her daughter Erin, and Lisa Becker ’78. Ronald Blitch traveled from New Orleans where he has an architectural firm. Former Flanner denizens Mike Apfeld, Bob McDonnell, Marty Regan, Mike Laird and Jim Keegan joined Rev. Tim Scully, CSC, for a tailgate and Mass prior to the game. Marty practices law in Memphis where he does a lot of work for nonprofits. Mike Apfeld and his wife Mary Ann live in Milwaukee where he is a litigator at Godfrey Kahn. Mike Laird is with BAE Systems and lives in Manassas VA with his wife and son, Ethan. Jim recently retired from IBM and lives in Marietta GA with his wife, Diana. Bob McDonnell practices law in Virginia Beach and teaches at Regent U. In November, Mark Gibson traveled to Erie PA and met up with John Bader ’77 and Mike Settle ’77. The occasion was the wedding of John’s daughter. Betsy (Kall) and Pete Brosnan welcomed grandason Finn to the family. Keep them in your prayers, as they lost nephew Dr. Thomas O’Grady ’07 to cancer late last year. Tracy and Len “Strap” Moty traveled from Redding CA to join his Alumni roommate Jim “Tiny” Schwarber and his wife Marla for football tailgating and a women’s basketball game. Rich Steiner stopped on campus on his way from Maryland to Minnesota, to have lunch with one of his Grace roommates, Greg Pope. Kathy “KB” Buckley Murren and her husband and son watched the Navy game in San Diego with Walsh/Farley classmate Mary “Mean” Clemency, one of ND’s first female hoopsters. Wendy Duffy and Debi Dell will be hosting an event around the US Senior Open Golf Tournament June 24-30. Wendy also cohosts a tailgate on Nantucket July 16. Contact her for details at duffeyinboston@aol.com. Please continue to send me your news and updates. — Mary Anne Kennedy Reilly; 7423 18th St. NE, Saint Petersburg FL 33702; 727-480-1251; mareilly@rfs-pa.com


76MBA Send News Now


I am sorry to report that there is nothing to report. Our column can be up to 600 words. Even if you just report your contact information, I will include it in the column so other classmates can reach out to you directly. Send something prior to April 20. Stop what you are doing and drop an email or text. Blessings to you and your loved ones. — Mike Norris; 248-330-5366; mikenorris@alumni.nd.edu


76JD Class Secretary Virgil L. Roth;


625 Fair Oaks Ave., Suite 255, South Pasadena CA 91030; 626-441-1178; fax 626-441-1166; vroth@vlrlaw.com


77 Fifty Shades of Graying


Classmates at our age are often traveling, some are working, some are in retirement, some are celebrating the weddings of children and the arrival of grandchildren. Some of us have children still in school, with tuition bills to pay, including Jen Ryder Raabe, Keiren Donovan MD, Deb Grady, Bob Blanck, and Monty Kersten, and some are treasured teachers and deans at schools, such as Bonita Bradshaw at Grace Hopper and Peg Hornback Culhane at Loyola Academy. In November, John Bader celebrated his daughter’s wedding, attended by his Navy ROTC and Keenan Hall roommates Mark Gibson ’76 and Mike Settle in Erie PA. December was even more festive with weddings and grandchild announcements. Sharon and Jeffrey Vitter, who was on the cover of the Delta Business Journal Magazine as Ole Miss Chancellor in October, celebrated their son Scott’s wedding in Chicago. A new grandson was a welcome arrival for proud Domer grandparents Sharon Carr Winnike and Dan Winnike ’76 in California. Lynn Mertensotto Girourard enjoyed a special Christmas with her new granddaughter in Georgia. Her grandfather, Ken Girourard, is surely smiling down from heaven. Christmas week was twice blessed for Carolyn Short and Joe Torsella with a grandson’s baptism and a son’s engagement. Kathy DePauw Graham and Jerry Graham also toasted the engagement of a daughter in 2018. As December ended, Michael Casey hosted ’77 classmates at a Cotton Bowl party in his suburban Dallas home, the night before the ND-Clemson game. Mike Grady and his son Sean ’10, Gayla Molinelli, Donna Hinton, and other classmates made the trip to cheer on the Fighting Irish at the Cotton Bowl, which began with a concert by the band Chicago. Bay Area attorney Mike Richter was primed to decorate his driveway in blue and gold and host a National Championship party, living close to Levi’s Stadium. He is proud of his son Daniel Richter ’06, who is head of legislative affairs for the Citizens’ Climate Lobby in Washington DC. Bob Blanck, his wife, daughters and son had a truly Irish Christmas at Ashford Castle in Ireland and “had a grand time,” according to Bob. In January, Leslie Barnes Karas and Chicago attorneys Sue Augustus and Steve O’Neil attended a retirement party honoring Edward Confino MD, husband of attorney Maryann Hayes, upon his retirement from practice at Northwestern Memorial’s Prentice Women’s Hospital. Their friendship was forged during the Angers, France program, and has endured for more than 40 years. Badin Hall’s Melody Owens PhD is not only talented in theater but a versatile textile artist in NYC with her own online boutique of hand-knitted items, MelodyOwensKnits. Classmates continue with their humanitarian work to help find cures for disease. PatriciaPatter” Birsic is co-founder of the National Pancreas Foundation. Cindy Buescher Parseghian and Mike Parseghian are co-founders of The Boler-Parseghian Medical Research Foundation, which held the 10th annual Conference on Advancing Rare Disease Research, Therapy, and Patient Advocacy at the University in March. The University’s Center for Ethics and Culture awarded the 2019 Evangelium Vitae Medal to The Women’s Care Center Foundation, whose volunteer president is Ann Murphy Mannion, at a Mass and dinner at the University in April. Under Ann’s leadership, The Women’s Care Centers have expanded from South Bend to several states. Several classmates, some of whom had worked on his campaign, have written to thank Joe Donnelly, former US senator from Indiana, and his wife Jill Truitt Donnelly ’76 for their decade of service to our country. Condolences go out to Eileen O’Grady Daday and Steve Daday on the loss of her mother, Patricia Grady, in January. May she rest in peace. Please send your news. — Virginia Bishop; 847-291-7510; classof1977@alumni.nd.edu


77MBA Class SecretaryAlan J. Fisher;




77JD Class SecretaryJaney Bennett;


4100 Edison Lakes Parkway, Mishawaka IN 46545; res 574-383-5745; bus 574-243-4100; jbenn@maylorber.com


78 Enjoy


Greetings, classmates. Spring is upon us, so get outside and enjoy nature’s wonder. In November, Bill “Beefsteak” Reifsteck was nominated to the inaugural class of the College of Fellows for the Design-Build Institute of America. There are 20 fellows who are among the top leaders in the construction industry in the United States. Bill had a really great time at the Navy game and ran into Rich Barlow and Don Smail. Rich is weeks from retiring and becoming a fulltime ski bum. Or maybe that is just a bum. Yours truly, Jim “Souls” Coyne, visited with John “Cuz” Coyne in the Big Apple and took in the Syracuse game. Joining in the weekend’s festivities were Don “Dancing Bear” Smail, Rosemary and Steve Durant, John “Laney-D” Delaney, Pete O’Sullivan, and Jay Scanlon. I made the trek to the USC game, and was in the capable hands of Don Smail. We attended a Gospel Mass at an African-American Catholic Church, an event sponsored by the ND Club of LA. We also revisited magical Venice Beach, and rekindled many fond memories. The Oregon Chapter of the American College of Physicians is bestowing their laureate award on Jim Gajewski MD, MACP. This is their highest award for lifetime scholarship in internal medicine and stem cell transplantation, teaching and community service for promoting patient access to care. Jim also was asked to lead the official US delegation to the Asia Pacific Blood and Marrow Transplantation Conference in Taipei in November. Nace Mullen was quite the busy host this winter. Prior to Christmas, Regina and Nace hosted a soiree with a definite Notre Dame feel at their Philadelphia home. Nearly all in attendance were Domers. You know Jim “Boobie” Clarke was there, regally attired in his red blazer. Don Smail was in from California. Greg “Sweets” Switaj told hockey tales and looked forward to a holiday cigar. George “Handcrusher” Matteo regaled us all with stories of banking, the law, and other morsels of info. Jeff “Carp” Carpenter got us ready for basketball at the Palestra on the following day. I can’t believe he left behind the soaps I got for him and Janice. Jane ’78SMC and Mike Kinsella were there, friendly as ever. Donna and Kevin “Bug” Sugg attended. We hadn’t seen them in a while, and it was a nice Christmas present. In fact, the picture of the night was of Kevin, Don Smail, Rich “Riles” Riley and me, Alumni Hall roommates from freshman and sophomore years. In mid-January, Jimmy “Dunne-Bar” Dunne was part of a foursome at Seminole Golf Club, in Juno Beach FL, hosted by All Pro wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, and including Glenn Hutchins, part owner of the Boston Celtics, and some guy named Barack Obama. In February, Jimmy again competed in the AT&T Pro-Am Tournament on the Monterey Peninsula. Classmates cheering him on were Larry Morrison, Danny Romano, Greg Switaj, Jeff Carpenter and Don Smail. Tracy Kee Christopher is still a judge in Houston and looking forward to grandchildren numbers 5 and 6. An update on our Class of 1978 scholarship: we want to provide future generations with the same opportunity we were lucky to experience. The fund’s over-arching principles: Anonymity. All gifts will be confidential as to source and amount. Independence. We do not intend to cannibalize any existing donation or gifts to the University. Max participation. This is a permanent gift from the Class of ’78. We want to engage the entire class to be a part of it. A matching fund has been established. The first $100,000 of contributions, received in 2019, will be matched. Our first scholarship will be awarded this fall. The donation landing page is open for business: app.mobilecause.com/vf/ND1978. For more information, contact Jim Martin at jvmartin@gmail.com or 224-944-1739. Stay in touch. Enjoy spring. Peace and love. — Jim “Souls” Coyne; 1801 Butler Pike, Apt. 20, Conshohocken PA 19428; 267-847-8808; jcoyne@cohs.com


78MBA Class Secretary Mamie Anthoine Ney;


350 Alewive Road, Kennebunk ME 04043-6013; res 207-229-0989; bus 207-333-6640 ex 2020; irishwasherwoman@alumni.nd.edu


78JD Reunion 2018


Members of our class returned to campus on the weekend of Sept. 14-16 for our 40th reunion. Most activities took place on Sept. 15. In the morning, Rev. David Link, CSC, ’58, ’61JD, the Joseph A. Matson Dean Emeritus, celebrated Mass in the Law School Chapel for all classes attending the weekend activities. We prayed for our deceased classmates, who were listed in the winter 2018-19 issue of this magazine. After Mass, we attended an outdoor tailgate outside the stadium. Rev. Link and Prof. Ken Ripple joined us in the tented event. Good conversation and fellowship were enjoyed and then we were off to the stadium for the homecoming football game with Vanderbilt. The Irish won 22-17 on a very hot afternoon. Some of our classmates who attended were: Bernie Karol, Kitty Karol Sendek, Tom Quinn, Mike Riley, Mike Barry, Mark Brand, Bill Hayes, Vince Spohn, Jerry Mowbray, Vince Ochoa, Kevin Short, Linda Ross Kottis, Jena Nemesi LaVille and yours truly. I would like to thank Tammye Radke Raster ’92JD, alumni program manager at the Law School, for her assistance in putting the reunion together. If you visit the Law School, be sure to stop by and say hello to Tammye. On another note, I will be retiring in July as clerk of court for the bankruptcy court in West Michigan after 20 years. I also will be retiring as your correspondent in this magazine and would like to request a volunteer take over writing this column. Please contact me if you have an interest. As always, please send me your news and what’s happening in your neck of the woods. — Dan LaVille; US Bankruptcy Court, One Division Ave. North, Room 200, Grand Rapids MI 49503; bus 616-732-2751; dlaville@comcast.net


79 Celebrate 40 Years


It is not too late to register to celebrate our many years of friendship. Sign up immediately if you haven’t done so already. The reunion will not be the same without you. The Rev. Jud Weiksnar is the pastor of Saints Columba-Brigid Church, a small multicultural parish near downtown Buffalo. The parish complex includes a shelter for homeless families in a rehabbed former school building. Jud welcomes Domers who want to visit. Peter Tan retired last June from the Army after 36 years of active and reserve duty. After multiple commands, he served as the Army DIMA dental corps chief, the highest-ranking reservist at the office of the Surgeon General and the Pentagon. He now is an owner/partner of Mid-Maryland Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and will retire in June and move to Florida with his wife Grace to spend more time with his family and three grandchildren. Suzanna (Behnke) Carney climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in January with a ND group. Mary (Dudick) and Tim Scully, Gainesville GA residents since 1991, are proud of their five children, all of whom are ND grads. Mary Beth ’08 and Ivãn Ambriz live in Smyrna GA with son Daniel. Robert ’09 is general counsel at Longstreet Clinic in Gainesville. Catherine and Michael Scully ’09 live in Haverhill MA with children Tommy and Rachel. Tim ’12 is an internal medicine resident at MCG in Augusta GA, where he lives with wife Lisa ’11SMC and daughter Haley. Brian ’14 earned a master’s in education from ACE and teaches high school music and theater at Holy Spirit Prep in Atlanta. Carol and Bob Rasmus hosted a party in Winnetka IL the night before the Northwestern game. Dillon Hall was well represented and included many who traveled from out of state. Dillon residents included Tim Craig, Jack Heraty, Abe Kohler, Jim MacKrell, George Behrens, Tom Noonan, John Smith, Mike Brooks, Ward Hamm, Pat Buckley, Tom Feifar, George Scanlon, Bob Jank, Bruce Flowers, Bill Grady and Jim Swinehart. Mary (Hesburgh) and Jay Flaherty, Lisa and Terry Corrigan, Mary and Tim Sullivan, Bonnie and Peter Behrens, Jerry Perez, Bob Spittler, Ray Volk, Erin and Lou Webber, Ann Marie Mulvihill, Beth LaRocca ’80, Cathy Flowers, Don Wittgen, Biv Wadden, Maureen and Jim Belknap ’80, and Judy and Jerry Castellini brought some needed outside influence. Classmates who cheered for the Irish against Clemson included Helen Wathen, Mary (Shukis) Behler, John Hassiepen, Pete Kowalski, Joe Toddy, Gary Metzler, John Brennan, and John Peak. Congratulations to Ted Carnavale who married Barbara Jean Nolan on Christmas Eve in Oradell NJ. Trudi (Turigliatto) and Tom Cassidy’s daughter Jacqueline ’15, ’16MSM won an award in the Notre Dame Magazine Young Alumni Writer’s Contest. Her piece, “Wherever We Are” was published in the winter 2018-2019 edition online. Please remember Brian Mullins and his family in your prayers. His wife, Cathy (Scott) ’81 died in October after battling leukemia. All three of their children attended Notre Dame: Sean ’10, Bridget ’11 and Katie ’14, ’16. Cathy’s brother, Mike, is one of our classmates and was Brian’s roommate. Cathy earned an MA in occupational therapy. She mentored refugees from Burma. — Barbara A. Langhenry; res 216-651-8962; bus 216-664-2893; breclw@aol.com


79MBA Class SecretaryPatty Kennedy Kerr;


7750 Leonard St. NE, Ada MI 49301; 616-682-1223; kerrtaxcpa@gmail.com


79JD 40th Reunion Gathering


Of course, this year marks the 40th anniversary of our graduation from the Law School. In recognition of that, a group of classmates has put together a nice reunion event Oct. 25 to 27 at the Law School. We will have several casual gatherings, meals and a Mass, along with a TV game watch party for the Michigan game, which is in Ann Arbor that Saturday. You will receive more information about this in the months to come. In the interim, please note the date, and try to attend. It should be a wonderful experience. We have reserved a block of hotel rooms at the Embassy Suites by Hilton South Bend at Notre Dame (574-400-2600) and the Fairfield Inn & Suites South Bend at Notre Dame (574-234-5510). Both are in the Eddy Street Commons across the street from the University. Mention you are attending the 40th law school reunion to obtain the special rate. We urge you to make reservations as soon as possible. Finally, please be sure to thank Deborah Griffith for doing the leg work to secure the rooms and favorable rates. I look forward to seeing many of you on campus next October. — Daniel F. McNeil; 1001 NW Lovejoy, Unit 205, Portland OR 97209; 503-539-9188; mcneil.daniel12@gmail.com