50 Skating into His 90s

James T. Johnston died at age 92 on Nov. 16 in Indiana. Following graduation from ND, “J.T.” served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He was an active member of his parish, the Knights of Columbus, the Elks and the ND Club of Indianapolis. J.T. is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary Carolyn, three children, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. C. Warren Holland passed away on Nov. 23 at 92. Following graduation from ND Law School in 1952, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and then worked until age 89 as an attorney. Flanner Buchanan Funeral Home reported: “Warren’s faith infused his daily life. In college, he became interested in teachings on moral and legal philosophy which would play a large role in his decision to become a lawyer dedicated to advocating for others in need. As a trial lawyer, he used his God-given gifts of compassion, intellect, and an incredible work ethic to seek justice and compensation for his clients. His clients would often remark that Warren treated them like they were family.” Warren leaves his wife of 64 years, Helen, four children, 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. (One pre-deceased him.) George C. Dickson, a member of successful ND football squads before and after he served with the 101st Airborne during WWII, died on Nov. 25 in Southern California at age 99. George first arrived at ND in the fall of 1941. After Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the Army and saw action as a paratrooper in France on D-Day and during the Battle of the Bulge. Back on campus in 1945, he was again a Fighting Irish football player. One of George’s caretakers contacted me in 2017 with warm thoughts about him: “George is a real character. His ND years were interrupted by the war, but he spent the balance of his life coaching football. He recruited for ND and worked extensively with his good friend Vince Lombardi. He started boxing at the age of 13 and was a professional middleweight. I am spellbound by his stories of the school he loves.” Wikipedia lists many of his credentials. George’s wife, Edith, preceded him in death. Francis B. Kennedy MD passed away on Dec. 4 in the Pittsburgh area. After ND, he earned a medical degree at Pitt in 1955 and then served two years in the Navy. Trib Total Media reported that, following additional training at St. Francis in Pittsburgh and the UPenn Hospital in Philadelphia, “Dr. Kennedy established a superb reputation as a leading member of the Pittsburgh cardiovascular community. He was an assistant professor of internal medicine at the U of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Kennedy served many years on the executive committee of UPMC St. Margaret Memorial Hospital and was president of the medical staff and member of the board of directors; he was chief of cardiology and director of intensive and intermediate care units there. He was also the recipient of the Physician of Distinction Award from that institution in 1992. In retirement, Dr. Kennedy enjoyed family, friends, travel and golf. His passion for reading was evidenced by his binders detailing all of the books he enjoyed on a weekly basis from the local library.” Francis was married to his wife, Margaret, for 61 years; he is survived by four children — one of whom followed him into medicine — and five grandchildren. Theodore R. Gondert, 94, died on Dec. 14 in Clinton MI. “T.R.” served in the Navy during WWII and after earning his degree in mechanical engineering at ND, served for many years in the Reserves. He later earned a master’s degree in thermal dynamics from the Stevens Institute of Technology and began a long career with General Motors, where he worked with the wind tunnel and was a senior engineer until 1987. T.R. was active in his parish and with the Rotary Club. Tribute pages at Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home reported: “Theodore met his wife, Charlotte, at a Notre Dame social event, and was married at Notre Dame on Nov. 19, 1949. He then went and watched a Notre Dame football game the same day. T.R.’s wife passed away soon after he did, Jan. 10. He was predeceased by one child and one grandchild. Survivors include six children, 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. R. Emmett Fitzgerald passed away on Jan. 17 in Godfrey IL. Before arriving at ND, he served during WWII in the Navy (1944-46). He earned his JD from ND in 1952. The Alton Daily News reported, “He began his legal career in Chicago as law clerk for the late Justice Roger J. Kiley. In 1953, Emmett became an associate at the law firm (that become) Hoagland, Fitzgerald, Smith and Pranaitis for a total of 64 years.” He was active in his parish, the Knights of Columbus, American Legion, several professional associations and served on various boards related to religious education. His wife, Joan (Garrow) passed away in 2011; he is survived by six children, 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Joseph M. Scheidler, 93, died at his home in Chicago on Jan. 18. He served in the Navy at the end of WWII and after his time at ND, studied for the priesthood. He ultimately decided not to be ordained and, instead, taught at Mundelein College. The Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home tribute reported that his life changed in 1973. “Following the Roe v. Wade decision, Scheidler dedicated his life to protecting the unborn, founding the Pro-Life Action League in 1980. His activism led to a racketeering lawsuit filed by the National Organization for Women that ultimately resulted in a full vindication at the Supreme Court.” Joseph was survived by his wife, Ann, seven children, 26 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. If you would like to share news about the class or stories from your time at ND, please let me know. — Jim Coogan ’91; 4 Gile Drive, Unit 2A, Hanover NH 03755; jcooganv@alumni.nd.edu


51 Good Fortunes

Hi, everybody. Thank you to members of our class for their generous donations to our Class Mass Fund. We will see a lot of new faces in the 2021 football team due to graduations in May. All of us are optimistic about the coming season and the team’s good fortunes. Unfortunately, I received some bad news on April 22. Our class treasurer, Larry Panozzo, Flossmoor IL, passed away. Larry was an inspiration to family and friends and a wonderful person. Give Nettie and the family my best. All of us have experienced health issues over the years. I have been hit hard with my beloved Jane suffering a stroke in early April. Jane is doing better, but it is still a big shock for family members. Thanks to everyone for sending their prayers and good wishes. Don’t forget our books: Son of Notre Dame, The Cemetery Under the Golden Dome: Where Sleep the Makers of Notre Dame, and, of course, Jane’s marvelous cookbook, Prominent People of Notre Dame Past and Present Cookbook. Email me if you are interested in any copies. Take care. — Jim Gillis; 3267 Rossmoor Parkway, No. 4, Walnut Creek CA 92545; 925-932-6454; jimjanegillis@aol.com


52 Correction

I received word from Bill Kramer that he reads all the news in the magazine, a proud graduate. After teaching and coaching, he retired to the golf course and bowling alleys. He was on our ’49 football championship team but never got in a game. He claims he has been tackled by the best in football. Jim Jacobs enjoyed the honeymoon stories and sent his own. After a couple years in the Air Force, he got his MA from USC and made a dent in the Hollywood scene, hanging out with classmates Joe Scott and Ed Waters. Rest in peace, men. Ed’s uncle, actor Edmond O’Brien, introduced him to Louisa Wallace, a UCLA art student and daughter of film director Richard Wallace. They were married in Brentwood with the reception at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. They had just enough gas money to get home to Brentwood. They are still happily married. He was a golfer at ND and still beats his sons Jeff and Jeremy. Joe Hertrich advised that his wife, Eleanor, “the soul of the family,” passed away. They were married for 68 years, had four children and six grandchildren. Rest in peace, Eleanor. I received an email from George Heidkamp, forwarded from the alumni office, from Cheryl and Joe Bowling. They and their children are healthy including their grandkids and great-grandkids. They have three families living on their 177-acre farm in Taylorsville KY. Joe has to drive a mile to his mailbox. His son, Bill, has been a Louisville archdiocesan priest for 24 years and has two parishes to keep him busy. Joe says, “Best wishes to all my classmates during these trying times.” Ed Sullivan wrote that he is in good shape after colon cancer a year and a half ago. He and Barbara have had their second shot for COVID. Y’all getting your shots? How about a correction to The Dome 1952 issue: Chuck Luecke ’51, Charles Pauler ’51 and I were on the ’46 Aquin High School football team in Freeport IL. They were seniors and I was a junior. In ’47, my dad took a job in New York so when they were graduating, Luecke was going to ND and Pauler was going to a college in Dubuque IA. Something was wrong with Pauler’s transfer grades to ND and The Dome showed Pauler in the class of ’52, which I was told was later corrected to the ’51 class. I never knew they were at ND the same time I was. The Air Force Malham M. Wakin Character and Leadership Development Award offers the Air Force an official means of recognizing current or former US Air Force Academy faculty and staff who have fostered character and leadership. It is a yearly award. Retired Gen. Wakin presents the award. Mal served in the Air Force over 40 years and was head of the Philosophy and Fine Arts departments at the Academy 1959-95. — Tony Messina; 8202 Drybank Drive, Huntington Beach CA 92646; tonyandirene@gmail.com


53 Remember When: June 7, 1953

Notre Dame has been devoting great effort to “in person” graduation with the variables of weather, stadium and the ACC. Do you recall that hot Sunday afternoon, June 7, 1953, when the greatest of Notre Dame assembled for its commencement in the stadium? Hot was an understatement. Most attired in new suits with shirts and ties and sweltered through the customary speeches nobody really heard or cared about. California Cardinal McIntyre, however, had an ermine robe warming his knees, rising at last to bless us. Ours was the first Notre Dame graduating class with the diploma signature of Rev. Ted Hesburgh, CSC ’39. Phil Clemens observed that his diploma was number 27 signed by Father Hesburgh. Phil was proud of this fact. The total number of degree awardees varies with different versions but let us settle for 975 undergraduates. As Deacon Mike McNulty observed at our 50th, “We came as many and left as one.” We loved Notre Dame when it was humble and poor. Not present to receive degrees were many of our classmates who left early. At risk of omission: John Mason and John Flynn for medical school; Dave Alhring dental school; Charles Messner science grad school; Jim Malooly, John Bunn, Jerry Hammes and John Mahall enlisted in the military. Msgr. John Madden entered the seminary. A large number were in the law school combination program and received undergraduate degrees in 1954 and law degrees in 1955: Lou Basso, Jack Coyne, John Houck, John Fish, Harry Synder, Mark Tolle, Clare Trinkley, David McBride, Vince Raymond and Pat Smith. Tom Morsch enrolled at Northwestern Law School. Almost without exception, all these early departures signed on to be included in the Class of 1953 events and be known as 1953 Notre Dame graduates. John Dwyer will commence living in Richmond VA after May 30. John has experienced a resurgence of health and is ready to leave Hilton Head. Bernie Hester and Jim Rogers did not make it to Florida. Jack Dilenschneider did and reports that he is The Senior Citizen enjoying lunch on the patio at his daughter’s club. Tex McMonagle will not attend grandson Patrick McMonagle’s Notre Dame graduation because of the ticket shortage and unpredictable weather. Jack Powers reports he is holding his own, not getting better but not worse. Joan and Matt Markert sent a note with a status report. Their extended family has many ND grads, Eagle Scouts and Navy fliers. Two grandsons are attending Yale on NROTC scholarships, with the senior headed for flight school. Dave O’Leary is thriving in Lansing, being pampered by his children. He plans on time in Northern Michigan this summer and to be with Vic George on occasion. Reported deaths are Lou Marlin, Ted Garland, Chuck Dowd, Ed Greason, and Jack Powers’ son David. Your prayers are solicited. — Jerry Mulvihill; 51098 Heatherton Court, Granger IN 46530; res: 574-287-3460; domerhill@aol.com 


53JD Class Secretary Bob Berry;

904 Tropicana Lane, Wake Village TX 75501; res 903-824-0103, cell 903-838-4242; yokeemup@aol.com


54 What a Year

This has been a year like none other. COVID hit the United States and serious illness struck as we searched for a vaccine. I hope you have had at least one dose. If not, get it. There was no class column in the last issue as my computer crashed as it was being written. Getting the repair would not take place for 10 days to two weeks. The Geek Squad was operating with a reduced staff. I have picked up a new computer, and programs will be transferred. On a personal note, a lot has changed for me. I sold my home in Carmel NY and became a resident of Ormond Beach FL. The family completely supported the move. Every week, different family members call to check in. Even five grandchildren have called. On the romantic side, I am chasing a lovely blonde widow. Who knows. Years ago, Alene Francis on her radio show had a doctor as a guest. His advice was that those who help others tend to live longer, healthier lives. Volunteering is rewarding. God called home the following classmates: Dick Her, Edward Fitzpatrick, Dr. George Finn, Thomas Calder and Marvin Sculati. Dick served as class treasurer. He retired as an airline pilot and from the Naval Reserve as a captain. Edward Fitzpatrick served on the Engineering Council for the Engineering School for 50 years. He was a fellow of the American Society of Engineers. The engineering building bears his name. Please send updates. Go Irish. — John Mertens; 2730 Ocean Shore Blvd., Apt. 207, Ormond Beach FL 32176-2500; jacknd54@gmail.com 


54JD Class Secretary Wanted
The Alumni Association is in search of a class secretary for the Law School Class of 1954. Interested parties should email Alumni Editor Joanne Norell at jnorell@nd.edu using the subject line “Class Secretary 1954JD.”


55 Keep Punching

Here we go again: another season of wrestling with the virus. I hope you all keep punching. That was good advice that we got from Nappy in the Bengals, and it is still good advice. We Magills had a new experience. Our 15-year-old granddaughter rode in an equestrian event in Tallahassee. It was fun watching her direct the horse through a series of speeds, jumps and turns. Pat Kearnes provided a cute story about “sharing” his birthday with St. Patrick. Social Security uses Henry for his first name, after his grandfather, but being born on March 17, the name Pat has stuck. Dave Scheele’s musical effort got slowed by some virus-imposed limits. He did get to play his glockenspiel for a Christmas event in Springfield VA. A repeat for Easter was being considered. Dave also plays pickleball and plans on going to Texas for his grandson’s graduation. Thanks to Bob McGrath for his continued web master effort. A big gold star to Bob for circulating the ND video with Rev. Ted Hesburgh’s recording of An Irish Blessing. I tried to find the origin of the blessing, but I guess the author is unknown. More came from John Connaughton. He reminded me of the time Bob Arrix and I were standing on the steps of St. Pat’s during the parade shortly after graduation. He and some Marine pals had seen us on TV and came to say hello. John reconnected with Bob Russell. Bob settled in Skytop PA. Cy Lindeman sent a nice note about Tom May. They were high school classmates in Wisconsin. A nice note came from John Dwyer. He is working on a description of growing up in a small town in upstate New York; 60 pages are completed. Also, he found an old photo of students in front of the Morris Inn, listening to Frank Leahy announce his retirement. John is eager to hear from the Chicago bunch. He wants updates on Jack Flynn, John Hester, Mike Kelly, Dick Cook, Jerry Hillsman, Joe Kearny and Jerry Prassas. Joe O’Donnell sent a good note on the history of Zahm Hall. During an earlier campus visit, he noted the vast difference in dorm room capacity and usage. Lee Crean had a reunion with Jerry Prassas and his grandson and led them on a tour of the WWII Museum in New Orleans. Forst Brown is now settled in Florida. He notes that his last overseas trip was Berlin in 2019. He manages to shoot his age on the golf course. (I envy.) Jac Fitizenz checked in. He and Laura continue to aid her parents. Dick Beeman is cleared from some health issues and ready to challenge the golf course. A nice call came from Dick Mueller. He stays in touch with Sandra Fullmer and Angela Schaefer. A great note came from Frank Schmidt. He is hiding from the virus at his Mississippi farm. He is eager to get back in touch with 36 grandkids in five states. Bill Glass recommends pickleball but declines net jumping. Prayers for Tom May, John Hamilton, Rev. Bob Kerby and Bill Tunnell. All are now in Our Lady’s care. Keep in touch and God bless. — Tom Magill; 119 Atlantic Road, North Palm Beach FL 33408; 561-842-3019; magillt@bellsouth.net               


55JD Class Secretary Wanted
The Alumni Association is in search of a class secretary for the Law School Class of 1955. Interested parties should email Alumni Editor Joanne Norell at jnorell@nd.edu using the subject line “Class Secretary 1955JD.”


56 Classmates Forever

I am submitting this column on April 20 for the ND Magazine summer issue. I spoke to Mary Ann Manion, who has been celebrating 63 years of marital bliss with our great former secretary, John Manion. Both have survived the pandemic. Hopefully, we will have a good turnout for our 65th class reunion on June 15, 16 and 17 at ND. I’ll let you know what happened. Ron Casey died March 26 in Virginia Beach. He was a Navy pilot 26 years, taught at the Naval Academy and Norfolk schools, and had eight children. Pat McCartan died Nov. 30. He was a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Whittaker, managing partner of Jones Day Attorneys, chair of the ND Board of Trustees, and received the Laetare Medal from Our Lady’s School. Tony Barone died Dec. 26 in Jamestown NY. He was a pharmacist for 48 years, loved golf in Ireland and ND football. He was known widely in southwest New York. Walt Nagel died Jan. 2 in Tawas City MI. He worked 30 years for General Motors and was loved by family and neighbors. Ray Larkin died Dec. 18 in Jasper IN. He was a great high school basketball player, an Army vet of the Korean War and owned furniture stores in Indiana. John Engler died Jan. 28 in Charlotte. He was a Navy officer, worked for Merrill Lynch for 40 years, and was active as a Catholic leader. John Linehan died Feb. 1 in Strafford VT. He was on the ND track team, Naval ROTC, worked for the Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory for 30 years and had 12 children. Ray Hoffman died Jan. 20 in Stony Point NY. He played sax with the ND band, worked for Chevrolet and IBM and was a devout Catholic. Warren Nolan died Jan. 31 in Jamesville NY. He was a retired high school history teacher and administrator of Long Island schools. He received his MA in history in 1956 from ND. When you learn of our classmates’ deaths, please advise the ND Alumni Association so your class secretary can advise the troops. Stay in touch via the website, nd56.org. Thanks to the wives and mates who sent me emails and called. I believe Alfred Lord Tennyson: “Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, it will be happier.” Pray to our Blessed Mother for the ill and troubled within our families, schools, communities and countries. Go Irish. — Ed Cosgrove; 525 Delaware Ave., Buffalo NY 14202; bus 716-854-2211; eccosgrove@cosgrovelawfirm.com


56JD Fondly Remembered

Hi, 1956JD members. I hope you are making it through the first part of the year and ready to party into the second. Please send me notes or stories. I love to send them out here. Our only update this quarter is the sad passing of Edward (Ned) J. Griffin ’54, ’56JD on Jan. 30. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary (Molly) Maloy Griffin in October 2018 and two brothers, Thomas (1986) and Eugene (2003). He is survived by five children, Edward (Charlotte), Kathleen, Thomas ’83 (Patty), John ’85 and James (Laura) and his seven grandchildren: Connor, Renée ’17, Claire, Ashley, Colin, Thomas and Patrick. He also leaves behind a sister-in-law, Sue Griffin of Aurora IL, and many nieces and nephews. Ned was born in Evanston IL on Dec. 10, 1932 to Thomas J. Griffin and Bernadette (Lavin) Griffin. The family moved from Chicago to Knoxville TN when Ned and his two brothers were young. Those who knew Ned only as an adult never would have guessed that he once had a strong southern accent, which he could revert to at will. Ned enrolled at Notre Dame in the fall of 1950, where he was in the undergrad class of 1954. Ned took advantage of the combined six-year undergrad/law program then offered by Notre Dame, and obtained his bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1955 and his law degree in 1956. While attending the law school, Ned taught accounting at the University and served on and published in the Notre Dame Law Review. During law school, Ned met his best friend and future bride, Molly Maloy of Lorain OH, while she was attending Saint Mary’s College. Ned and Molly wed in September 1956 and remained dedicated to each other for more than 62 years. Ned practiced as a litigator and as a utility lawyer for more than 50 years at the law firm of Defrees & Fiske (now Howard & Howard) in Chicago. When he was not practicing law, Ned and Molly could often be found on the golf course. Ned finally accomplished his goal of golfing his age when he turned 80. Ned volunteered much of his time in the community, including many years of service on the Morton Grove Public Library Board. He also was a dedicated and active member at St. Isaac Jogues Parish in Niles IL, where he served on the parish board and in many other roles. The parish could always count on Ned’s oratory skills to help them meet their annual fundraising goals. His compassion for others, faith and strong moral code served as a great example for his children and all who knew him. — Lauren Sharkey; 703-927-2089; lksharkey@gmail.com


57 Checking In

I checked in with Joe Rink who commented that Jim Milota did not play high school football, but as a walk-on played four years at Notre Dame. Jim passed away March 9. Frank Brophy, who with his wife, Winnie, opened a dude ranch in retirement, passed away. James J. Cierzniak passed on Jan. 4. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Suzanne. They had five children and seven grandchildren; a son was ND ’86. Charles A. “Charlie” Colligan passed away Dec. 2. Charlie is survived by Joan, his wife of 63 years, four children and grandchildren. Elmer J. Kohorst passed away Dec 4. He is survived by his wife, Aurelia, and four children. Elmer captained the ’57 Irish baseball team that advanced to the College World Series for the first time in school history and he became Notre Dame’s first All-American in baseball. After ND he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He played in the Dodgers organization from 1957 to 1959. Joseph W. “Joe” Paul Jr. passed away on Dec. 15. Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Cecile, and survived by their four children. Joe attended ND on a football scholarship. He had a 36-year career in education at St. Petersburg Catholic High School. In 1986, Joe was honored by having the school’s football stadium renamed the Joseph W. Paul Stadium. Rev. Donald Francis Guertin, CSC, died Dec. 20 at Holy Cross House. He was a spiritual director of Cursillo. Thomas P. “Tom” O’Malley MD, died on Nov. 27. His wife, Mary Ann, preceded him in death. Tom joined the Army and served as an ophthalmologist in the mid-1960s, stationed at Fort Hood. Tom, MaryAnn and their five children then moved to Stevens Point where he joined the Rice Clinic, becoming Stevens Point’s first ophthalmologist. Retired Navy Capt. Paul O’Connor died Dec. 16 with his wife, Barbara “Bobbi” and his children by his side. During his 30-year career as a Naval aviator, his duty stations spanned the globe. Upon his retirement, he became director of the International Aviation Development Office in the office of the Governor of Hawaii. Gerald M. “Jerry” Bechert, fondly known as “Bucket Head,” passed away Jan. 9. Jerry is survived by Nan, his wife of 58 years. Philip E. “Phil” Crowe passed away Jan. 10. Phil is survived by his wife, Shirlee, three children, one stepson and seven grandchildren. Retired Air Force officer Robert S. “Bob” O’Neil passed on Feb. 3. Bob traveled the world working on the design and construction of notable mass transportation projects. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Barbara. They have four children and 11 grandchildren. Thomas W. “Tom” Castellini died on Sept. 23. He was a true Cincinnatian. He is survived by his wife, Susan, seven children and 14 grandchildren. Richard D. “Dick” Woods died on Jan. 28. He served in the Marine Corps as an engineering officer and in 2003 he was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering. Dick was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Dixie. He is survived by two daughters and grandchildren. Rosemary Kelly, wife of Daniel Kelly passed on March 7. Lee Ayotte’s wife, Betty, passed in December. Rose Marie Wey, wife of Matt Wey, passed in October. Say a prayer for those who are no longer with us, and for those who are. And don’t forget to stop and smell the roses while you can. Peace. — John A. Slevin; 6123 N. Mandalay Drive, Peoria IL 61614; 309-453-8986; jslev57@gmail.com

57JD Class SecretaryThomas S. Calder;

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


58 Class SecretaryArthur L. Roule Jr.;

114 Sagamore Parkway, La Porte IN 46350; alroule@yahoo.com 


58JD Class SecretaryJohn F. Murray;

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


59 Memories

Pat and George Vander Vennet are enjoying their condo in Naples FL “while maintaining a small presence in the Chicago area” that provides great opportunities for visits with two children there, and “playing golf with a bunch of ‘oldies’ during summer months.”  George retired from Chicago Trust Company where he served as a senior vice president. George’s first wife and Saint Mary’s trustee, Ann Meagher Vander Vennett ’59SMC, passed away in 2009. JoAnn and Hugh T. Murphy are closer to Seattle, moving from Port Townsend WA to a senior residential living complex in Gig Harbor. Bob Williams, the Dallas native, had a distinguished career as a banking executive, and continues to be active in his second career handling estate sales. Joe Heil of Muskego WI joined Ed Ricciuti of Killingworth CT in representing our class as contributors to Notre Dame Magazine. Joe penned a wonderful story regarding a hummingbird in the spring 2021 issue. (See page 96.) Joe’s second novel, Judas in Jerusalem, was awarded five stars by Readers Favorites. Mike Cross MD of DePere WI is eager to tour the new Corby Hall. He remembers that he, Joe Brady DDS of Howard Beach NY, Pete Furnari DDS of Hartsdale NY, Dave Kelsey of Albuquerque and Joe McMann of Katy TX were student waiters in Corby Hall. They are still bound by the code of silence from their days serving meals to Holy Cross priests, including Revs. John Cavanaugh ’23, Ted Hesburgh ’39, Ned Joyce ’37, Jerry Wilson ’32 and Charles McCarragher ’32. Three generations in the ND bands? Jack Benchik of South Bend was followed by his son, Ted Benchik ’88, and then by two Benchik grandchildren, Jack Osborne ’20 and CeCe Climek ’21SMC. All four are tuba players. Denny Ready obtained a PhD and was the dean of the Department of Ceramic Engineering at Ohio State. Pat and Jim Harrington enjoy life in Bradenton FL. Lynn and Harry Leinenweber continue to add to their “clan,” living in Chicago and Hobe Sound FL; Justin (20) added Ralph, number 21. Deaths: Frank Bettendorf, d. 03/12/2021, (Columbus OH), Sheila; Bob Pier, d. 03/22/ 2021 (Sequim WA), Jean; Bill Dalton, d. 04/15/2021, (Saint Simons Island GA), Mary; LaVerne Laur, d. 03/27/2021, wife of Roger Laur (New Berlin WI); Maureen Kleiderer, d. 04/12/2021, wife of Fred Kleiderer (d. 03/28/1993); Jacque Helmer, d. 2/5/2020, wife of John Helmer (Kingston NY); Paul Quinn, d. 01/01/2021, Evanston IL; Carroll Logsdon, d. 7/28/2020, wife of Bill (Sewickley PA). Please visit websites for FaithND at faith.nd.edu and the Senior Alumni at ndsenioralumni.org. Peace and good health. — Jim Keegan; 1401 Clinton St., Wilmington DE 19806; 302-429-054; keeganjm@dca.net


59JD Class Secretary William J. Harte;