70 Worth Waiting For

Our long-awaited 50th reunion Oct. 10-12 was most enjoyable. Being on campus during an academic non-football weekend gave 218 of us (including spouses) a chance to relive memories from the late 1960s. One major difference from then (and past reunions) was staying in the Morris Inn and neighboring hotels instead of residence hall bunks. Rev. John Jenkins, CSC, ’76, ’78MA installed us as official members of the 50 Year Club, which enables attendance at any reunion, not just five-year anniversaries, and the opportunity to stay at the Morris Inn, space permitting. We reported an astounding $21,531,080 cumulative class gift to ND since 2015. We dined under tents by the bookstore and stadium except Monday night when a thunderstorm forced us into Foley’s at O’Neill Hall, a gorgeous restaurant in the stadium’s new south addition. The campus continues to grow, now prioritizing renovation as opposed to enlarging the footprint. Seeing young, vigorous students on campus was delightful. Class officers Rick Libowitz, Barney King, Kevin Myles and I were re-elected through our 55th reunion. Larry Vuillemin keynoted Monday’s dinner and recalled his football days as the roommate of Mike McCoy and Jed Ervin. Thanks to Greg Sullivan, we reviewed photos and press coverage of the Reunion green space on the St. Joseph River, our class’s gift to the city and University, and hosted visitors there Tuesday. Professor Brian Collier of ND has helped us understand more history of Native Americans, including the Miami and the Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi tribe around the founding of ND. A forum featured SVP Lou Nanni ’84, ’88MA and AD Jack Swarbrick ’76. Seminars reviewed 1968 at ND (Susan Ohmer PhD of the Film Television & Theatre Department) and race at ND in the 1960s and 2021 led by Arthur McFarland; Dave Krashna ’71, retired judge from California and former student body president; Maria McKenna ’97PhD, daughter-in-law of Phil McKenna, still banking in Chicago and Waukegan WI; and current student body president Allan Njomo. Art was arrested four times for demonstrations and boycotts in Charleston and was high school Catholic student of the year. He enrolled as one of 28 ND black students, co-founded the Afro-American Student Association in 1968 and pursued a distinguished legal career, retiring as Charleston SC’s chief judge in 2009. They emphasized the role of determination and a strong Catholic faith in achieving equity for all students. In the spectacular basilica, Rev. Peter Rocca, CSC, emeritus rector and chaplain of the Naval ROTC, celebrated Mass for 180 deceased classmates. Jed Ervin MD practiced rheumatology in Kansas City 1977 to 2009 and then he moved full time with The Alliance for Multispecialty Research-KCM, an offshoot of the Center for Pharmaceutical Research he founded in 1986. Married 52 years with three daughters and six grandchildren, he is compiling an anthology of class biographies. Bill Hederman, senior associate for energy security and climate change at the Center for Strategic International Studies, discussed geopolitics of a just, sustainable transition of energy from fossil fuels at ND’s Keough School of Global Affairs Oct. 11-12. John Zipprich of Houston visits Santa Fe often and volunteers on boards of nonprofits related to health. Reggie Day Jr., formerly of Radnor High School in Pennsylvania, retired after teaching English for 20 years, then government and history for 22 years. He was tennis pro in Lebanon TN and Lake Providence LA. He and Charlie Brown were student managers for Ara. Charlie and Diane retired to Cape Coral FL in 2015 after his legal career in Nashville. Rev. David Tyson, CSC, is president of Holy Cross College at ND. Phil Kukielski says over 60 libraries feature The US Invasion of Grenada. Tim Bick, freshman roommate of George Wendt, is a Washington partner of Butzel Long, whose Detroit office features John Hancock. Fred Dedrick in Philadelphia advises not-for-profit organizations. Bob Fellner of Kiawah SC, formerly of Belleville IL, retired in 2011 from the international packaging business. He amassed 2,500,000 Delta miles and now walks the Ocean Course. John Cox retired but serves on the Massachusetts Fire Marshall’s Board, appointed by governors of both parties. Rogers LeBaron retired in Washington DC after a worldwide banking career. John Kerbleski of San Francisco died 7/23/21, survived by wife Marian and four children, including Joseph ’98 and Elizabeth Lo ’00. Bill Lesyna of Hardy VA died 6/26/21, survived by wife Trish England and two children. Steve Gable MD died 9/25/21. After IU medical school and neurology residency, he practiced in South Bend. An English major, he taught in the South Bend Forever Learning Program and guided Basilica visitors. Condolences to Pat ’70SMC, three children and four grandchildren. — Don Graham; 1901 S. Glenwood, Springfield IL 62704; 217-652-1560; fever1@me.com


70MBA Class SecretaryJohn Carroll;

4315 Alta Drive, Apt. 1301, Suwanee GA 30024 404-281-6524 johnrcarroll@outlook.com


70JD A Grandfather’s Question

I trust you had a Merry Christmas and as January arrives, I want to wish all a Happy New Year. Kudos to Jim Kirker who was in the process of writing another children’s book last summer. His hope was to have it completed by Christmas. The seasonal title is December 25th. Mary Kevin and Jamie Cawley have six grandchildren who are very much a part of their lives these days. Looking back on the positions he held during his illustrious career, I note Jamie enjoyed a 20-year run as an adjunct law professor at Widener Commonwealth Law School. Dick Slawson has been of counsel to his Florida firm for six years. He also operates a plant-based restaurant and two juice bar cafes in the Sunshine State. When the temperatures rise, he heads to his ranch in Telluride CO to enjoy the mountains. In the summer Class Notes, I shared an update from Joe Murray. With sadness, I note Joe passed away on July 27. A lifelong resident of Massachusetts, Joe did his undergrad work at Stonehill College and became a distinguished trial lawyer in the Bay State. He served his country as a JAG Corps officer in the Army Reserves, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. Joe was proud of his Irish roots and loved Notre Dame. Please remember Joe and his family in your prayers. I also want to send condolences to the family of John Rittenger ’69JD, who died on May 18. John and his brother Jim Rittinger ’71JD, as well as their spouses, Patty and Kathy, with Marie and me were undergrads together at St. Bonaventure U in the 1960s. In an earlier column, I asked where you were and what you were doing in the summer of 1967. Tom DiGrazia replied that he had just received a graduate degree in political science from Rutgers and then proposed to his wife-to-be, Iris. He worked as a night manager of a dry-cleaning store in the Bronx and in his off hours would often be involved in politics and protests against the war in Vietnam. Looking back, Tom said that life in NYC that summer was enjoyable, and, in his words, he was a happy camper. Oh, and perhaps most importantly, he endeavored to read all the books on our assigned reading list for incoming law students. Tom also expressed sadness over the death of Tom Harvick. He noted that he and Tom would often study and share meals together during our law school years. They frequently participated in “win-at-almost-any-cost” four-wall handball matches. Although they went their separate ways afterward, he always considered Tom to be a life-long friend. In late summer, DeeDee and Jack Van de North enjoyed seeing their sons, John ’92 and Peter ’96, as they visited them in Minnesota. Jack has grandchildren looking at colleges and he asked, “How is that possible?” I suspect many of you are asking yourselves the same question. Carol and Terry O’Connor, accompanied by their children and grandchildren, traveled to Buffalo recently to cheer for the Bills and enjoy the beauty of the area where Terry was born and raised. I want you to know Tom Sopko, Joe Leahy and I are engaged in discussions regarding your postponed 50th law school reunion. Information concerning the event will primarily be communicated via email, so it is important that you let me know when and if your email address changes. Until next time, stay well. Go Irish. — John K. Plumb; jkplumb37@gmail.com 


71 50th Gathering

In October, approximately 210 classmates and 70 spouses gathered on campus for a reunion, now spanning 50 years since graduation. Chris Swalling and Bill Choquette came from Alaska; Vince Carr from Hawaii; Rick Weber, Rick Wolhuter, Charley Flynn, Bill Pagendarm and Gerry Giurato from Florida; Jim Coolahan and Joe Huba from Maryland; Bill Berry and Bill Tuerk from Virginia; Doug Coppola and Paul Jones from upstate New York; Mike Cotter and Jim Hagenbarth from Montana; Mike Shaughnessy and Stacy Roscoe from California; Joe Fieweger from Oregon and points in between. Local residents Tim O’Connor, Joe Woodka, Rick Kettler, John Gaski and Ray Offenheiser had shorter commutes. Some arrived early to view the Virginia Tech nail biter. Rev. Phil Krill of St. Louis officiated at the opening Mass. Several academic programs were on the agenda, and ND continued a practice begun two years ago to recognize military vets with Bob Latiff as the keynote speaker. But the highlights were mealtimes and afterwards, to visit and catch up. No new degrees were conferred; however, our collective medical IQ increases each year through personal experiences, additional procedures, another new titanium body part here and there and additional meds prescribed for a variety of ailments. Real physicians were present: Jim Villier, Charlotte NC; Pat Tarpy, Lakeway TX; Bob Urbanic, Ann Arbor; Michael Keefe, Morgantown WV, albeit retired. One doc still active is Don Peterson, a noted Philadelphia pulmonologist, whose retirement plans were delayed two years by COVID, but appear to be back on track. Mobile phone selfies were ubiquitous, but Dave Krashna’s wife, Gina, was an energetic pro with serious camera equipment taking individual and group pictures. It was a neat way to meet and converse with an even wider group. She has posted them on Shutterfly and by the time you receive this Andy Dotterweich should have a link to them on our class website, as well as a section to upload your own photos for others to enjoy. Several SMC friends attended and added to the festive ambience. Congratulations are due Veronica and Jack Cahill of New Jersey on their recent marriage. “Pomp and Circumstance” was not on the agenda. The most solemn time was when Bill Schoen and Jim Malloy read the names of the approximately 200 departed class members. Attorney Mark McGowan, Detroit, a member of the alumni senate, requested the hotel to reserve and equip a conference room for some planning meetings. The only wheeling and dealing noted was strangely akin to five card stud. Or was it Texas hold ‘em? Among others participating were Fred Swartz and Lynn Henrich. Engineers Ted Targonski, Tom Roberts, George Molnar and Bill Bombassaro were able to reconnect for the first time in many years. Tom O’Laughlin, Chicago, a longtime sailor and Chicago to Mackinac “GOAT,” with 25 races on his resume, had to abort this year’s race due to equipment failure. Joe Polito of McLean VA, USAF retired, continues to volunteer as a docent at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Jim D’Aurora emceed the main dinner, a lighthearted breezy affair and fitting conclusion to the hundreds of hours he worked with the Alumni Association behind the scenes. Preparation for the road trip home by George Loveland of Memphis, and Paul Bonitatibus and Lew Derbes of New Orleans, looked like many from their earlier years: a car stuffed with luggage and golf clubs and not a book in sight. John Barilich passed away in September. A native of South Bend and a resident of St. Ed’s with an AL degree, he had a long career in healthcare, working for Veterans Affairs since 1975 at several facilities around the country. Thomas (Tim) Hughes, a lifelong resident of Pittsburgh passed away in August. He parlayed his econ degree into a career in banking and finance. John Kelly released his third novel, Suite Suspicion, on Amazon and Kindle. Joe Theismann was on campus for the USC weekend to autograph his book How to Be a Champion Every Day. Mea culpa, mea culpa, omitted last time were accolades due the architect of the culinary highlights at the spring Hinga-Kelly golf outing. Tom Eaton has perfected elk burgers and has moved on to mastering his own special BBQ. An Irish toast to all and a happy St. Pat’s Day. — John Snider; 830 N. Saint Peter St., South Bend IN 46617-1936; res 574-217-8961; cell 312-860-1779; jlscpa@yahoo.com


71MBA Celebrating 50 years

Since reunion events on campus were postponed, the MBA Class of 1971 planned its own 50th reunion in Chicago for the Shamrock Series game against Wisconsin. Here’s a summary. The stomachs were larger, the hair grayer, walking a bit slower but none of this prevented one of the “foundation” classes of Notre Dame’s Mendoza MBA Program from celebrating its 50th reunion in style in Chicago. Weather was perfect. The win over Wisconsin was perfect. Dinner at Shaw’s Crab House was delicious. Seeing and reminiscing with classmates and spouses on a wonderful two years in our lives was exceptional. A special thanks again to reunion coordinators, people who helped on tickets, Uber captains, class dinner organizers who oversaw everything including table decorations, et al. Joe Delillo still was a no-show, including no bio. Oh well. Classmates attending: Robbie ’71MA and yours truly Jim Fackelman; Helena and Tony Strati; Terry Walts; Mary Jo and Todd Helmeke; Diane and John Halloran; John Sullivan; Peggy and Rich Sosin; Maria and Dick Denecker; Pati and Robin Pfeil (who flew his own plane to the event); and Patricia and Rod Spear. Those planning to attend but having to cancel due to last minute conflicts were: Andi and John Vaughan; Anna Maria and Les Larsen; Jim McCullough; and Gray Walts. Others who sent messages and regrets about not being able to attend: Gary Groom, Doug Sinclair, Steve Pandolfo, Efrain Palaez, and Maria (Acacio) Unemori. All agreed to make a stronger effort to communicate more often via phone, email or Zoom. How about our 55th at Lambeau Field? — Jim Fackelman; 4635 Lakeview Circle, Slinger WI 53086; res 262-644-6245; cell 414-379-0968; jfackelman@alumni.nd.edu 


71JD Class SecretaryE. Bryan Dunigan;

19 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1202, Chicago IL 60603; 312-857-2114; bdunigan@duniganlaw.com


72 Save the Date: June 2-5

Rev. Tom McDermott, CSC, ordained in 1979, worked 21 years in East Africa as a parish priest and seminary rector. In the early 1990s, he lived in Morrissey while director of special projects for Campus Ministry. From 2003 to 2007 he was a visiting fellow in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. In Dhaka, Bangladesh, for the past 13 years, he has worked to start Notre Dame University Bangladesh, the first new Christian-sponsored university in a predominately Muslim country in decades. His undergrad housemates are retired. Marilyn (Graves) ’72SMC and Springs Steele78MA, ’81PhD are in the Poconos after working as educators in the Scranton PA area. Gary Riopko, a CPA, resides in his hometown of Elmira NY. Cece (Fortune) ’72SMC and Bill Greeley have returned to Durham where Bill began his career at Duke and Cece founded the Durham Montessori School. Prior to retirement, Bill was professor of anesthesiology and critical care at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Lydia Novakov ’76MA and her husband Daniel P. Novakov ’76JD will be honored in February by the Catholic Foundation for their philanthropic activities, jointly and singly, in the Dallas area, such as preservation of the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, UT Southwestern Medical Center, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, the AT&T Cotton Bowl Board of Directors, and the Catholic Diocese of Dallas. Dan played football for ND and provides legal and tax advice on federal, state, and international transactional tax matters. Lydia is the daughter of Joseph Haggar Jr. ’45, a Notre Dame trustee and benefactor. Elio Polselli ’74MBA, was not included in the master list of deceased members of our class that appeared in the Summer 2020 issue because his passing on Jan. 6, 2018, had not previously been reported. (It did appear in the Class Notes for the ’74MBA class in the Winter 2020-21 issue.) Ed Fitzpatrick ’69 mentioned Elio in a blog on Father Lange that was posted Jan. 18, 2018. A freshman from Windsor, Ontario, on a full track scholarship, Elio was recruited to play football by coach Ara Parseghian, but Elio declined. He won four track monograms. Some of his records in discus and shotput held up to at least 2017. He worked for Howard Hughes as a financial liaison for medical school researchers nationally. Our condolences to his widow, Sandra Gerling Polselli, ’74MBA, who established a track scholarship in Elio’s name and commissioned a bronze statue of St. Francis of Assisi erected above his grave in Cedar Grove Cemetery. (See a photo on Find-a-Grave website). Michael O. Renda passed away on June 28. After receiving a degree in civil engineering and working a year in construction with his father’s company, he informed his father that his company needed a lawyer more than an engineer, so he returned to ND and obtained his law degree in 1976. He practiced law in Hawthorne NJ for 42 years. Our condolences to his widow, Barbara, and their three children. Jerome P. Dalton Jr. died May 10 without survivors. He received a bachelor’s in fine arts and a master’s in education. According to his obituary, “He was a talented artist and art teacher. He was a cherished friend to many at the Holy Name Parish in Cedar Lake IN. His artistry was on display for many years in his church.” Joseph W. Thompson died Aug. 20, 2020. Our condolences to his wife, Mary, and their five sons. Let us thank God for the presence of each other in our lives. Let us pray for each other, living and deceased, to the Mother of Holiness. — Jim Thunder; thundergroup@alumni.nd.edu 


72MBA Class SecretaryAlex McLellan;

913-991-0944; irish72mba@gmail.com


72JD The Big Five-Oh

I hope everyone is staying safe, vaccinated and healthy. First, some sad news: Steve Stegich passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 19, just weeks before he was scheduled to argue his first case before the US Supreme Court. Steve earned a BS in architecture from Notre Dame and served as a Marine pilot during the Vietnam War, where he earned numerous medals and citations for his extraordinary heroism, including at the battle of Khe Sanh in 1968. Steve then returned and joined our class at ND Law. After graduation, Steve practiced law for 49 years at Condon & Forsyth in New York City, along with our classmate (and Steve’s partner) Mike Holland. Steve was a passionate and fearless litigator, beloved by everyone with whom he came in contact. He took a keen interest in everyone and everything. He is survived by his children, Stephanie and Erich, and by five grandchildren. A scholarship has been established in his memory at Notre Dame, the Steven R. Stegich III Veterans Scholarship. Donations can be made by giving at nd.edu or by mailing contributions to 1100 Grace Hall, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Also, Joe McFadden’s wife, Helene, passed away in late 2020 when she lost her battle with cancer. Anyone who ever met Helene, including those of us who met her during a ’72JD reunion or at a ND football tailgate, will remember her welcoming smile and kind demeanor. Our prayers go out to Joe and his family. I recently spent several days in Santa Fe NM, hanging out with Joe Canepa and his wife, Laurie. As an aspiring student of fly fishing, I was able to bag two kinds of trout on the Pecos River, outside Santa Fe. Joe and Laurie also introduced me to some great new restaurants in Santa Fe. But back to the title of this column. As you know, 2022 will mark the 50th anniversary of our graduation from ND Law School. Mike Holland and I will be recruiting a few good classmates to help us organize a reunion next year, likely on a football weekend in the fall. Since none of us is getting any younger, it may be one of our last opportunities to renew old friendships, share memories (and an adult beverage) and enjoy the company of wonderful Law School classmates. So, stay tuned, and we will get back to everyone we can find and give you details on the date and events we have planned. If you know of any classmates who may not be receiving Notre Dame Magazine, or are otherwise not in touch, please reach out to them and let them know of these plans. Our class list with the Law School is somewhat out of date with job changes, retirements and address changes. So, we will do our best to track down as many classmates as possible. — Chris Schraff; 1881 Marble Cliff Crossing Ct., Columbus OH 43204; 614-227-2097; cschraff@porterwright.com


73 Golf Connections

I’d love to know what classmates belong to golf clubs all over the country. I would like to put together information on our class website that could make opportunities to play at these courses with classmates. If you are willing to share this information, please email me at the address listed below. I had the pleasure of playing two fine courses in New Mexico in October with Mike McCurdy and Alan Hart. We had a great time in Santa Fe. Seven of us participated in the annual Denny Smith Memorial Golf tournament in Kankakee IL in late July. They were Lloyd Sullivan, Bob Wolf, Mark Wilcox, Dave Bergonia, Jim Roolf, Mike Janko and yours truly Michael Hanson. Unfortunately, Gene Bastedo could not make it this year. We remembered our classmates Denny and Jim Shanahan, both of whom passed away from ALS. The retirement occupation for many of our classmates is author. Don Hricik, former chief of nephrology and hypertension at University Hospital’s Cleveland Medical Center has written a new novel. It is a medical mystery titled Toxic Affairs on Hidden Lane. It is available exclusively on Amazon either as an e-book or a paperback. Don has written other novels which you can check out at donaldhricik.com. I talked with John Griffin, who is retired as an Illinois Appellate Court judge. He gave me the following information: Tom Rohrs resides on Long Island. Tom received a master’s degree at Harvard. Pete Farbotko recently retired from IBM. John is in contact with Chuck Voekler, a lawyer in Pittsburgh, and John Barber, who went to high school at Gordon Tech in Chicago. Jayar Daily, otherwise known as Mr. Houston, played golf in the pro-am at the BMW tournament this summer at Caves Valley in Baltimore. His pro was the 2019 British Open champion Shane Lowrey. Thank you to the three classmates who purchased Purdue football tickets. Dan Schiavone resides in his hometown of Youngstown OH. He sold his grocery store in 1990 and then went into real estate. He is almost retired with four children and 12 grandchildren. Two of his children are ND graduates. Also purchasing tickets were Gary Ahasic of Sugar Grove IL and David Nowak of nearby Lisle IL. I am happy to report that Dan Hart retired in January 2021 after selling his firm. He and his wife bought a house in Naples FL, and they will divide their time between Florida and their home in Lake Geneva WI. It looks like we have two winners in our class of the longest married couple. I heard from Steve Underhill who indicated that he and his wife of 48 years, Marianne ’73SMC, were married on June 2, 1973. Steve will retire at the end of the year as the CFO of R.O. Whitesell & Associates where he has been working for 42 years. He coached football at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis for 31 years and will spend more time at the school and visit his children living in the Raleigh NC and Orlando FL areas. Jane and Mike McCurdy get the title of the longest married. I am sorry to report on the death of John Kubinski in South Bend. I’m always looking for more news. — Michael W. Hansen; 3013 Sanctuary Court, Joliet IL 60435; mikehansen@mikehansenlaw.com


73MBA Looking Forward to More Input

Gus Browne responds that it has been a slow summer in Kankakee IL. No travel this year for him. So, he has been doing a lot of house cleaning and tending to a two-acre lot: driveway sealing, painting, roofing, tree removal and more. That’s not bad for a guy he says who will be 78 in January. I have no further ND Magazine inputs this month. My wife, Susan, and I celebrated 46 years of marriage this year. Where does the time go? I was just 72 years old. Please take time and share with your classmates your stories in Notre Dame Magazine. Send me your response and leave your legacy in print for the archives as we begin our final countdown to our 50th anniversary year. Update your email address with me and pass this on to anyone in our class who may not see this article. I look forward to hearing from all of you. You are always welcome to visit us in Southern California. — Thomas Jindra; tajindra@charter.net


73JD Dooley’s Dictum and Alpacas

I decided to be more proactive and seek out material for this column and it worked. I searched names on the internet and somehow it led me to results for Dooley’s Dictum. You might remember (I did not), it was a short-lived Law School newspaper that published 13 editions during our first two years. All 13 are in the University archives and available online. If you get a chance, look for it. I guarantee that it will bring back memories, mostly good and a few not so good. A piece on the new building that was supposed to be ready before we graduated stands out, as well as several pieces on intramural flag football, which are quite amusing. The descriptions of the games and colorful nicknames are good reads. The “Alpacas” part of the headline was a real surprise. It turns out that after retiring from the Denver office of Gibson Dunn, Pam Ray and her husband, Dale Cantwell, started to raise champion alpacas on their farm, Xanadu Farm, in Frederick CO. The website for the business is fascinating and if you dig a bit more you can find a 20-minute video explaining how to “skirt an Alpaca fleece” starring Pam. Prior to her 25 years at Gibson Dunn, she was a founding partner of a business law firm that eventually grew to over 30 lawyers. If raising champion alpacas is not enough, Pam and Dale are active supporters of Quechua Benefit. Quechua Benefit built and operates an elementary school and a high school for indigenous Peruvian highlanders, as well as provides medical, social and economic support, with a focus on aiding indigenous women. They are longtime board members and Dale is the CEO. The benefit website is worth more than a brief visit; it is pretty amazing. They have two grown daughters who live in the Denver area. — Paul Reagan; 16527 Heron Coach Way, Ft. Meyers FL 33908; cell 847-915-9796; pvreagan@gmail.com


74 Great Classmates

Do you ever stop to think how fortunate we are to have such wonderful classmates as close friends after so many years? So, let’s begin. Bob (Meatball) Cimino had all five children graduate from Notre Dame, his dream. His son Michael has a BA, MBA and JD. Tom (Tommy, Jenks) Jenkins, who chaired his 51st high school reunion, was joined by Bob Cimino. First-time writing honors go to Richard (Rick) J. Derr, psychology and English major, Stanford Hall fourth floor resident and player/coach with George Packer Inter Hall Football. Senior year he moved off campus to a house purchased by my roommate Craig Bernard. “I can’t remember the number on St. Peter’s Street, but a few years ago I saw that Matthias Farley lived there as well. We had a full wall painted with the Keep on Truckin’ dude and enjoyed chillin’ with friends like John Gambone, Art Best, Tom Mendoza, Al Hunter and many others. Roommates included Jim Lussier and Mike Martin, captain of the wrestling team. We have not heard from Mike and would appreciate information. We suspect he moved to his own deserted island somewhere warm. Diane and I left Amity Harbor and our jobs at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan after experiencing 9/11 firsthand and built a home in Tampa in 2004.” Rick has been a contract manager at the Byrd Alzheimer Institute, for the Veterans Administration, and now Central Florida Behavioral Health Network. Rick announced the wedding of daughter Marilyn (UCF grad) to Alan Scarpa of New Jersey. Shout out to Chris Amato and Jeff Cowin. See you at our 50th reunion. Tom (Pipe) Torretti has been in the bulk sales and logistics business for 48 years. He plays golf every Sunday with Jim (Whales) Whalen. Tom says shipping rates have more than doubled this past year. It is not an easy business. Chris (Chief) Devcich tells of defining moments in his life. One: love from his family; two: the Notre Dame experience; three: moving to California; four: marrying Angela; fifth: his faith journey. Chris has four grown children, all doing well, as is his wife. He plans to go three more years as a financial planner at Edward Jones then kick back a bit. A POG update from Whales himself, Jim Whalen: “Bob Cimino (Meatball), upon getting his nickname as a frosh at ND, said, ‘that name will never stick.’ Jim (Chill) Cahill got the first POG hole in one and the ART of the 2021 POG. A great victory speech was given at Regatta Bay on the veranda with all cheering. Tom (Big T) Ross was rookie of the year by a landslide, no competition. Jim (Phantom) McCarthy ordered, and enticed all to order, double vodkas on the course. Three days of golf were played at Kelly Plantation, plus mahi-mahi sandwiches post-round were enjoyed on the veranda, and two rounds were played at Regatta Bay. Beach day and Steve (Buck) Rogers stories are two wonderful POG traditions. Tom Ross started his morning off with four beers for breakfast, followed by a six pack on the course. Jim Whalen, Bob Cimino and Tom Torretti soundly beat Dr. Pat (Pinko) McGrath, Jim Cahill and Tom Jenkins in the greatest golf match in POG history. Tim (Tuber) McCarron, having the best three consecutive rounds in POG history, plays once a year. Pat McGrath claims responsibility for directing the POG to Destin FL 10 years back. Great annual gift of monogrammed dopp kits courtesy of Tom Torretti. Wine, wine and more wine with the selection based on Bob (Hett) Hettinger’s recommendations.” For the next column in the spring, I wish to hear personal news from all. And I am giving you a hint, at our 50th reunion, God willing we all get there, there will be a POG quiz. Thank you all for writing. It’s been more than my honor to represent our class with the news. Bless you all and keep writing or visit. I’m next door to the Langham Hotel near the Chicago River. — Dede Lohle Simon; 440 N. Wabash Ave. Unit 3905, Chicago IL 60611; dedersimon@gmail.com 


74MBA Fitting Tribute

As you may recall, last year Betty Gallagher informed us about the statue of St. Francis of Assisi that Sandra Gerling Polselli donated to Cedar Grove in memory of Elio Polselli. Sandra recently came back after spending a week at Notre Dame. She reports that the statue is bronze and was made in Milan, Italy. Elio loved the fact that St. Francis enjoyed the outdoors, nature and used to preach to the animals. To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the dedication and blessing of the statue, Notre Dame decided to have its first blessing of the animals event. It was held in the mausoleum area at Cedar Grove in front of the statue of St. Francis. A nice turnout of owners and their pets arrived on Sunday, Oct. 3, for a short service and blessing by Rev. John Herman. Elio is in his “forever” home in front of the mausoleum. Sandra invites anyone who is on campus to stop by and “let Elio know you are thinking of him.” Sandra also reports that she and Betty had lunch at the newly renovated Morris Inn while she was in South Bend. Betty is happy for the return of fans at the football games and reminds everyone to stop by and visit her and her husband, John Snider ’71, when in town for a game. As I write this in October, Helen and I plan to celebrate our 30th anniversary with a trip to Florida in late October/early November. We are flying into Miami, then driving to the Keys. We plan to spend six nights in Marathon Key, with a day trip or two to Key West. From there, we will drive up to Sarasota, one of our favorite vacation spots in Florida, and spend several days enjoying their fine beaches, restaurants and other attractions. While in Sarasota, we are planning to visit Sandy and Randy Marks, if our schedules permit. It’s always nice to be able to spend time with old friends. Take a few minutes to drop me an email. Tell me about you and your family, or about meeting up with former classmates, or your thoughts on the current football season, or anything that you would like to share. As always, I hope this column finds everyone healthy and happy. — Jack Burnett; 19248 Glen Eagles Drive, Livonia MI 48152; 734-464-3458; jburnet1@sbcglobal.net


74JD Undergrad Reunion

I had the good fortune to run into three of our classmates at the ND undergrad 50th reunion last October. Jim Cavanaugh is edging toward retirement while working on real estate development in southern California. Paul Jones is retired and very busy in Buffalo NY. Larry DiNardo, a partner with Jones Day, lives in Hinsdale IL and spends time in Florida. Stay well. — Joe O’Reilly; cell 502-649-6955; joe.oreilly34@icloud.com


75 Historic Honors

Tawny Ryan Nelb, an American Studies classmate from Midland MI was honored in September by the Historical Society of Michigan with its highest honor, the History Hero Award. “I’m very honored and humbled by the recognition of my life’s work,” she said. She served many years on the HSM board of trustees, including a few terms as president. Tawny was previously honored with the Society of American Archivists’ Waldo Gifford Leland Price award for a book she wrote with Waverly Lowell on architectural records management. Jeanne Murphy and Don Voorhees ’72 participated in the annual golf outing for the ND Club of Greater Sarasota in November at the Rosedale Golf and Country Club. This fundraiser supported the club’s summer service learning program, “Excellence in Teaching.” Jeanne says that golf is a prerequisite for a happy retirement in Florida. Drew Danik writes from South Bend (drewdanik22@gmail.com) that he has retired from teaching English and US history after 40 years. He is married and has four grown, successful children. He still enjoys golf, plus being a ref for football, basketball and softball. A three-day minireunion on Puget Sound was enjoyed by classmates and ND friends in August. Jed Curtis hosted Jack Malone, Ed Elliott and yours truly Norm Bower, Terry Moran ’76 and spouses. All shared a lot of 50-year memories, some boating, toasting and laughter. Please continue to send me your news. Thanks. — Norm Bower; 3946 Fernwood Ave., Davenport IA 52807; 563-349-0469; normbower@mchsi.com


75JD Winter Notes

Quick, what was the No. 1 song on the day we graduated from law school? If you guessed “He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You)” by Tony Orlando and Dawn, I owe you a beer at the next reunion. My calendar points to June 2025 as the likely date for that long-delayed event. Retirements continue to mount, and while most of us waited until retirement before joining AARP, Michael Schuster did it immediately after law school. He recently retired from AARP after a 37-year career as a senior vice president and then senior associate general counsel with specialties in complex litigation, trademark law and election law compliance. His daughter, Alma, graduated from George Mason U in 2021 with a degree in mechanical engineering. She coaches a national high school-age volleyball team and plays on a Chinese American national team. Michael is secretary of the Alexandria City Commission on Aging (an appointive position) and has been a training instructor and tax counselor with the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program since 2014. With the Irish playing two football games in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Michael and his daughter planned to be at one, likely the U of Virginia contest. Looking ahead, they anticipate a trip to China when travel restrictions are lifted. Not by chance, Michael has been studying Mandarin for 10 years and hopes to use it soon in real-life situations. Speaking of China, Carol Ann Nix has returned to Indiana after several years there. Her travels and experiences are chronicled in her books, Dragon Hearts: Eagle in China and Dragon Hearts: Love in China, both available at Amazon. She lives on a small fishing lake in Marshall County IN, between Plymouth and Culver, a location she describes as a sweet place to be with her four cat companions. I traded emails with Chris Guidroz as Hurricane Ida was making landfall in late August. Through foresight and good fortune, Chris and a companion were able to get out of New Orleans in advance of the hurricane and make it safely to Nashville TN, where they waited out the storm. Ann Hart Wernz and Bill ’77JD have lived in Minneapolis since 1977. After practicing estate planning, probate and trust law in private practice, Ann became head of the fiduciary section of the law department of a national bank where she spent the remainder of her career. Bill practiced in the area of legal ethics, having served as the director of the Office of Legal Professional Responsibility and then ethics partner at Dorsey & Whitney. They have three children. Sara and her husband, Ed, reside in the Chicago area where she is in her 28th year teaching eighth grade in Skokie; they have two college-aged children. Maura lives in Geneva, Switzerland, with her husband, Marcello Campanelli, and their two sons. She teaches history and philosophy at the International School of Geneva. Matthew and his wife, Jackie, are lawyers who recently moved to Dallas, where Matthew became regional director for the FTC and Jackie joined a law firm specializing in education law; they have two children in grade school. In late July, Ann and Bill spent a delightful evening with Jeanne Jourdan and her husband, Tom Swartz, along with Gene Smary, Brennan Farrell and Nell Jessup Newton, interim dean of the U of Miami School of Law. Amazingly, 50 years ago this month, most of us were anxiously sifting through law school applications, recommendations, financial forms and LSAT scores, all the while wondering where our paths would lead. Relax, friends, everything worked out OK. Go Irish. — Frederick Giel; fggiel@gmail.com


76 Reunions, Retirements and a Re-dedication

Football season is in full swing as I write this column. Toledo was the first home game, following the fall NDSA board meeting attended by Maryanne Ries Rogers and Augie Grace. I joined them for the game and weekend, where we met up with Denise Crowley Brenner, Wendy Duffey, Jim Rashid and Nick Federenko. Augie reconnected with Linda ’76SMC and Ed D’Arcy for the first time since the D’Arcys’ 1977 wedding. Ed is assistant director for career development at ND’s Law School. Maryanne traveled from Boston, and Augie from Tampa, where he and his wife, Janice, moved after his retirement as deputy director of training and development for Massachusetts Department of Transportation. When the Irish battled the Wisconsin Badgers at Soldier Field in Chicago for the first time since 1964, Sally Naxera Benson organized a Friday night pep rally at her Naperville IL home and a rowdy cheering block for the game. Sally’s ties to the state of Wisconsin go back to 1976 when she was the first female engineer hired by the Trane Company in La Crosse. Cheering the Irish to a dramatic come-from-behind victory with Sally and me were Lionel Phillips, Bill Kelly, “Chip” Turner, Debi Dell, Steve Klug, Linda and Dan Jarvie, and their son Jay ’98. Bill is retired and living in Naperville, and Chip is a partner in a Santa Barbara CA boutique tax firm. Dan is president of Worldwide Geochemistry in Humble TX, consulting internationally as an organic biochemist. South Bend was rocking Oct. 1-3 for our minireunion, our substitute 45th reunion, filled with fun and meaningful events. Friday night’s dinner at Debi Dell’s home was well attended. Special thanks to Dr. Bob Byers, bartender extraordinaire, who provisioned the bar. Saturday morning, we released 76 butterflies over the new site of Our Lady’s Butterfly Garden as we recited the names of our deceased classmates, celebrating their memory and lives well lived. Jim Rashid hosted the class tailgate, and we paused for a reunion photo before heading to the stadium for the showdown with highly ranked Cincinnati. After the game, conversation and drinks flowed once again at the “class clubhouse.” The weekend culminated with Sunday Mass in the Log Chapel, celebrated by Rev. David Kashangaki, now an honorary ’76er, who officially dedicated and blessed our butterfly garden. Frank Fransioli, the mastermind behind this gift to the University, could not attend, so we listened to his poignant essay from the original dedication ceremony as he encouraged us to “Stop and take a deep breath. We can all pause for nourishment.” The reunion concluded at the Eck Visitors Center with our traditional brunch. We streamed several events on Facebook Live to reach as many of you as possible. Reunion attendees included Laura Dodge, Mark Sierputowski, Curt Johnson, Matt Cockrell, Pete Bialek, John Albers, Rick “Duck” Santry, Andrea and Sam Difiglio, Terri and Mark Sullivan, Steve Diebold, Joe Pszeracki, Mark Nishan, Steve Welch, Lynda and Pat Sarb, Carolyn and Joe McQuighan, Pete Conrad, Bob Quakenbush, Steve Klug, Dave Tulsiak, Michael Hammel, Ted Ursu, Don Opal, Bob Byers, Tim Huddle, Phil Coyne, Ray Pikna, Carrie and John Lane, Richard Steiner, Debi Dell, Pat Novitski, Colleen and Paul Graf with son Brian, Anne and Ed Byrne, Maria and Andy Bury, Chuck Sanders, Tom Maschmeier, Tom Ryan, Cathy Howard, Sarah and Mark Herr, Tom Haunert, Bruce Fortelka, Maggie Waltman Smith, Wendy Duffey, Greg Pope, yours truly  Shelley Muller Simon, Cindy Gooch and Pat Burke, Ann Hawkins, Christie Gallagher Sever, Mary Anne Kennedy Reilly, Jim Rashid and Frank Faron. Joe Hornett retired in August from Franklin College (IN) after making a valuable impact as CFO and VP for finance. Greg Marino is a deacon in the Diocese of Cheyenne WY, assigned to Holy Name Parish in Sheridan WY. In September, he had the honor of promoting his daughter Beth Leonard ’99 to captain in the Navy. Bob Q reported Hank Gilday passed away in Colorado Springs. Our condolences to daughter Emily, son Jacob, and grandson Jayce. Hank was a roommate of Bob and John Carrico in Breen-Phillips freshman year. We also lost Walter Szymanski after an illness. He was a longtime business owner and operator of Szymanski’s Northern Indiana Swimming Pool Company. Walt is survived by wife Cynthia and daughters Susan, Kathryn and Elizabeth. We offer condolences to Frank Faron on the loss of his mother, and to John Pelehach, whose wife, Marilyn, died after a long struggle with cancer. You are all in our prayers. Send news by Jan. 15 for the next issue. — Shelley Muller Simon; mobile 573-269-3690; ssimon823@gmail.com


76MBA Need News

I am sure there is something you wish to share with our class, or at least get your name in print. We need news. Perhaps when the magazine arrives, you can send me a text with some news or to let the class know your contact information. I hope everyone is as well as they can be during the ups and downs of your life experiences. Blessings to you and your loved ones. — Mike Norris; 248-330-5366; norris1021@comcast.net


76JD Class SecretaryVirgil L. Roth;

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


77 On the Road Again

Former US Senator and University instructor Joe Donnelly ’77, ’81JD was nominated in October to be the US ambassador to the Holy See. In retirement news, after 36 years at Chicago St. Gabriel’s Health, Tom Stoy MD is spending more time with his wife, Brigid Fitzgerald, and their family, including visiting son Rev. Gilbrian Stoy, CSC ’13, ’19MDiv. Don Bishop, associate VP for undergraduate enrollment at the University since 2010, will retire in June. Phyllis Lee, groundbreaking CFO who served as the only African American female president of a conference in the history of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and treasurer and CFO for the Office of Regional Ministries and Regional Conference Retirement Plan, retired in September. Mike Orlando’s son Sean got married Sept. 18 in St Louis, with John Martel, Mike Gassman, and Walt Ling getting together to celebrate before reunion 45. Jack Bergen enjoyed an ND Alumni Association tour to Normandy with families from Notre Dame, Cornell, the Naval Academy and UNC, visiting Omaha Beach and the US cemetery, among others. Laura and Dom Fanuele and Tim Bourret met up at the Ryder Cup in Kohler WI. Tim retired after 42 years as sports information director and associate AD at Clemson U. He is now working part-time for NBC Golf and does radio commentary for Clemson football and basketball broadcasts. The Fanueles welcomed their first grandchild, Lillian Rose, daughter of Dan ’09 and wife Kellianne, in September. In northern New Jersey, Dom, Kevin Murphy, Buzz Reynolds and Mike Pesce have a golf team for a weekly nine-hole league. Labor Day weekend, Flanner Hall friends from 10 states got together at ND for a minireunion game watch, golf, and good food: Shane Carew, Mike Schuff, Joe Donahue, Chip Brink, Mike Carini, Al Bucci, Phil Volpe, Phil Johnson ’79, Steve Orsini ’78, Pete Johnson ’79 and Paul Stevenson ’78. Six Holy Cross “Hogs” also arrived for Labor Day and stayed the week: Chuck Nowland, Glen Villano, Steve Pecinovsky, Dan Hayden, Larry McCrief and Joe Anders, along with Kelly Anders, Kay Andrews, Kathy Murphy Villano ’79SMC and Annette Jenkins Hayden ’78SMC. Patrick Concannon, Patter Birsic and Tom Birsic ’76, Jen Ryder Raabe, Tony and Joe Raabe ’19 were among those in Chicago for the Wisconsin game. The Raabes joined Sue Kowal Swanfeldt and Andy Swanfeldt, Mary Spaulding Burns and Mark Koplin ’78 returning for Cincinnati. BP friends Janet Spillman Noble, Stephanie Urillo, Mary Letourneau Mora and Marilyn Tomasko Sammarco went, too. Holy Cross friends who returned for Cincinnati: Dan Hayden, Doug Daley, Larry McCrief, John Guido, Steve Pecinovsky, Jim Crawford, Glen Villano, Chuck Nowland and Joe Anders. Dan Buck and Marla Buck ’78SMC also returned, meeting up with Flanner Hall dorm-mate Dave Mezzanotte and his wife, Diana ’78SMC. Dan Buck, Tom Brogan and Rob Pfeiffer met at the Purdue game. Bob Blanck and his wife, Elizabeth, met with Dan McCarty and his wife, Jane, in West Palm Beach FL for the Virginia Tech nail-biter. Jeff Vitter shares that Gregg Strollo, Kevin Bolyard, Jeff Vitter and Jeff’s son Scott ’10 tied for first place in the 2021 Alumni Hall Senior Golf Scramble on Sept. 16. In August, friends who gathered for an evening of Irish music in Chicago included Bill and Deb Kenny Ellsworth, Eileen O’Grady Daday, Leslie Barnes Karas and Paul Karas ’75, Bob Raccuglia ’76 and Elaine Cerny Raccuglia, and Mark and Janet Carney O’Brien. In summer, Pete Watson MD rode his bicycle from his Denver home to his boyhood home of Buffalo NY, 1,708 miles in 21 days, stopping on campus for the first time in over four decades. Attorney Michael Reed participated in Sloppy Joe’s Bar in Key West’s annual “Papa Hemingway Look-a-Like Contest,” which included costumes and readings of Hemingway’s works. Tom Clements has a new book out, The Path to Joy: Navigating the Stages of Faith, available on Amazon. Carol Latronica is featured in “50 Years of Women at Notre Dame,” in the Scholastic. We are deeply saddened to lose more classmates. Judy Shiely King leaves behind husband Joe King, daughters Farley, Maura and Shannon, and brothers John ’74 and Vincent ’83. James Santay leaves wife Lisa Jackson and children Rachel and Philip. Kevin Warapius leaves wife Ann Aldridge and sons John and Thomas. Loving prayers for Bob Maday, who lost wife Jeanne Florenzo Maday ’77SMC. Their children are Rob, Tony, Katie and Jackie. We also remember John J. “Jack” Dilenschneider ’53, the father of Anne Dilenschneider MDiv, PhD. He was the patriarch of a large ND-SMC family. — Virginia McGowan Bishop; res 847-291-7510; classof1977@alumni.nd.edu 


77MBA Class SecretaryAlan J. Fisher;



77JD Seaside Retirement

Marianne and Paul Smith retired and left Arlington VA for their home in Bethany Beach DE, where they enjoy a small-town pace. They were four days shy of leaving on a three-week trip to New Zealand and Australia when the COVID lockdown hit. Their travels are presently limited to visiting their sons Jason and Colin who have, luckily, settled with their families in Phoenix about a block apart. Bill Chenoweth’s undergraduate cross country team gathered at Alma College for a 50th anniversary celebration of their conference championship. Running clearly is a healthy habit. Bill’s 94-year-old coach recognized all the runners and could read the congratulatory card without glasses. Bill has traded running for biking, and he has biked the DALMAC (a five-day trek from Lansing to Mackinaw) eight times. To celebrate his birthday this year, daughter Katie Lopez ’05 joined Bill for the five days of riding and camping. I recently met Lynn Jones, a delightful author who worked for Lou Holtz in the football office. Against the backdrop of the 1993 football season, she has woven a moving story of the friendship between two zealous ND fans, an older gentleman and a young girl. The title is Pray for Me, Lou: A Love Story. Using her knowledge of ND football history, Lynn has included facts that bring back great memories. If you have retired or are making retirement plans, please send news and your current email address. — Janey Bennett; 50850 Tarrington Way, Granger IN 46530; 574-298-9251; bus 574-243-4100; jbennett@maylorber.com 


78 Class SecretaryJim “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 Father Honored

Doug Weimer was surprised and pleased to learn that a building at the U of Pittsburgh at Johnstown PA will be named in honor of his father, the late Reid A. Weimer (1916-95). The elder Weimer, an educator and community activist, was an important force behind the planning and the opening of Pitt’s Johnstown Richland campus in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Dedication ceremonies are planned for 2022. Doug and his family have established several undergraduate scholarships in memory of his parents, and he is in the process of endowing a professorship in education. Doug serves on the University’s board of trustees/advisors. Bill Solomon, who retired a few years ago from his job as the general counsel with GMAC/Ally Financial for 17 years, wrote: “The news is that I love retirement and enjoy every minute away from the regular practice of law, though helping out family and friends from time to time with legal matters still keeps me busy. Mostly, Fran and I (married 45 years last June) are enjoying the latest two additions to our now 13 grandchildren. One is in Texas and the other just a few miles from our home here in Michigan. Mostly we are doing a lot of travel, domestically since COVID, to South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, Texas, Kentucky and Illinois. Last fall I drove the 800-mile Santa Fe Trail which celebrated its 200th anniversary in September. We read lots of related historical books about the travel venues, mostly enjoying the best that life has to offer. Earlier this year, I went through a bunch of old film slides I had from our law school days in South Bend and our second year in London and sent a few of them to some of our classmates. I received some nice notes of gratitude.” James A. Masters says, “I enjoy practicing law, I am not planning to retire, and I have done nothing to brag about other than to say that I have a wonderful wife, Nancy ’76SMC, and we have three great sons, Bob ’05, John ’06 and Jim ’10. We have a good life and we are very happy. Bob practices law with me in South Bend. John practices with a law firm in the Chicago Loop and northwest Indiana. Jim is a patent agent with a patent law firm in Washington DC and will graduate from Georgetown Law School in May 2022.” Please send news. — Vincent R. Johnson; vjohnson@stmarytx.edu


79 Pandemic Life Goes On

Suzanna (Behnke) and Mike Carney had a tree planted on campus in memory of Rev. John Burke, CSC, ’32 who taught them calculus on the fourth floor of the Dome, blessed their engagement and baptized their fifth child. Suzanna and Mike welcomed five grandchildren in the last two years for a total of 12. Jim Domagalski and Herb Glose practice law together at Barclay Damon in Buffalo NY. Both were named to the 2021 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list. Jim focuses on business litigation and Herb focuses on health care. Mike Palmer’s twins, Grace ’21 and Dan ’21, graduated from ND in May along with Jim Swinehart’s daughter Maeve ’21. All three attended the same high school in LaGrange IL. Mike and Jim hosted many tailgates for their children and their classmates. Congratulations to DJ Reyes for receiving the Rev. William Corby, CSC, Award for Distinguished Military Service. DJ retired from the Army as a colonel in 2013 after a 33-year career in military intelligence and special operations, serving two combat tours in the Middle East. DJ, who earned a law degree from Temple, lives in the Tampa Bay area with his wife and their teenage triplets. He helped establish Tampa’s Veterans Treatment Court and serves as a mentor for veterans in the court program. Remember the families and friends of our classmates who died recently in your prayers. Steve Kazimer died in February 2021 in Cleveland. Steve is survived by his daughter, Rachel, and his son, Ryan, his mother, and a sister. He worked for Progressive Insurance. Chuck DelGrande died in Chicago in August. He is survived by his wife, Patty (Payne) ’79SMC, daughters Mary and Kathleen, and four siblings. Chuck worked for the Chicago Tribune out of college where he founded Tribfax, an early version of a daily e-newsletter. He earned an MBA from Northwestern and joined Bank Alantra in 2012, where he established the investment bank’s presence in the technology sector. Stay well and write. — Barbara A. Langhenry; res 216-651-8962; bus 216-664-2893; cell 216-509-8962; breclw@aol.com


79MBA Class SecretaryPatty Kennedy Kerr;

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


79JD Class SecretaryDaniel F. McNeil;

1001 NW Lovejoy, Unit 205, Portland OR 97209; 503-539-9188; mcneil.daniel12@gmail.com