70 News and Views

Rev. Steve Newton, CSC, Saint Mary’s campus ministry team, past Life Treatment Centers executive director in South Bend, founding director of the South Bend Center for the Homeless, founding president of DePaul Treatment Centers in Portland OR, is executive director of the Association of US Catholic Priests. Marcia and Mike Hammes of Vero Beach have three children and nine grandchildren. For Virginia Tech, Kelley Macke reunited with fellow alumni Buffaloes. Pat and I visited Danbury CT and spent a delightful November afternoon with Mary T. and O’Malley Smith; fall colors were gorgeous. Jane and John Monnich celebrated their 50th anniversary a year and a half late by riding a barge on the Canal du Midi in France in October. Their six grandchildren are aged 19 months to 20 years. Sue Bracco Gleason ’70SMC and Gary Gleason celebrated the 60th anniversary of ND’s rugby team at the Purdue game. Joining were ruggers’ 1970 club president Mike Paterni, Sol Bommarito, Bob Monaghan, Jim Butler and “non-competitive” classmates Phil Eagan, Ed Hogan and Marty McFadden. Cathy and Denis Nolan, full time with MaryTV, have 32 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Elise and Chris Servant in Attleboro Falls have four children and 10 grandchildren, who “vacationed” two weeks in July at Block Island RI. Other assignments included helping Vermont grandchildren with remote learning, nursing a postoperative child and celebrating Elise’s mother’s 99th birthday. Tom O’Connell died of cancer Aug. 12 in Stamford CT. After ND, he was a public information officer aboard the USS Independence, earned an MBA from Iona, and was a marketing executive with New York Telephone and Nynex. He was predeceased by Helen and survived by a son, daughter, grandson and two brothers, including Jack ’65. John Higgins studied in Innsbruck his sophomore year, married Linda in 1971 in the Log Chapel, and died in 1984. Daughter Julie died of cancer Nov. 5. In 1992, Linda married Tom Spoleti ’20MA (theology). John Gasser, cornerback and No. 46 for Ara, died in Reno Oct. 14. The long-time Wendy’s franchisee in Muncie IN lost his right leg to chondrosarcoma but continued playing golf. He is survived by three children and nine siblings. Steve Strachota recalls the Gasman’s tackle of OJ Simpson, the hardest he was ever hit. John, Jay Standring (No. 15) and Tom Gores (No. 6) joined Ara for the 45th National Championship reunion in 2011. In May, Chicago’s St. Rita’s High School honored Jay, who was a freshman football and baseball coach, by naming the freshman baseball facility Jaybird Field. He received the Rockne Memorial Society Leadership Award at the Chicago Sports Museum Sept. 24. Michael Craig died Aug. 20, 2020, in Holland MI. He sold for Sandoz Pharmaceuticals and Physio-Control and is survived by Arlene Tallman and brother Bob Craig, a lawyer in Boys Town NE. Tom Murphy, Rancho Santa Fe CA, enjoyed Reunion 51.5, where Pete Bruderle organized a concomitant NROTC gathering. With Class of ’71, the midshipmen accounted for 20 percent of the whole reunion. Highlights were a pre-reunion Saturday dinner and beer and brats with NROTC students. He retired in 2011, coached sixth grade basketball, and seeks his first hole-in-one. Alan Mirabelle of Elkhart IN died Aug. 9, 2021, survived by Peggy and son Robert. Norm Zeller moved from the East Coast to Walnut CA in 1974, married, had three children and several grandchildren, and retired from information technology. He still plays guitar and annually rejoins First Friday. Gary Greve, editor, and George Tisten, assistant editor, introduced the new Hawkeye Instamatic camera for the 1970 Dome. John Genetti of St. Louis died Oct. 6, 2020; surviving are Linda and four children, including Michael ’01. Bill Larsen MD died Sept. 7, 2021. Thanks for writing to me since the days of Alumnus, succeeded in 1972 by our award-winning Notre Dame Magazine. — 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 Joe Retires

Congratulations go out to Joe Leahy in honor of his recent retirement. After law school, Joe worked for the Department of Justice in DC for several years. In 1976 he returned to his home state of Oregon to commence the private practice of law in Springfield. A significant portion of his legal work dealt with the representation of municipalities. As busy as he was, Joe always found time to be actively involved in charitable, professional, and educational organizations. Like Paul Pollack, Bob Urland and several other classmates, Joe served on active duty in the military before commencing the study of law at ND. Along the way, he married the love of his life, Judy. They raised three fine sons and have five grandchildren. I guess their relationship was more than what he jokingly referred to back in the 1960s as, “two ships passing in the night.” Joe served his country and his community well over these many years and he should be proud of a job well done. Jim Jesse maintains a law office in Buchanan MI, just across the state line from Notre Dame. Most of his practice involves the handling of criminal defense matters. Jim and his wife, Jeanette ’79JD, were married in 1971 and have three grown children, all of whom work in the education field. Jim adds that he and Jeanette have been blessed with five grandchildren. As 2021 ended, I was in contact with Joyce and Tom Sopko. With Joyce’s consent I share with you the fact that last fall she underwent successful open-heart surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. Joyce has made an excellent recovery and I know you join me in sending good wishes her way. I want to thank Dennis Sheehan ’70MBA for letting me know that a new member of the Palm Springs ND Club is Steph DeSalles. I contacted Steph and he confirmed that he and Madge recently moved from South Orange County to La Quinta CA. Their new home overlooks a golf course green and the Santa Rosa Mountains. With the move, Steph eased up on his criminal trial practice and became “of counsel” to a well-respected criminal defense firm. You may recall that our classmate Len Goslawski passed away at a young age in 1993. In a Christmas card from Len’s wife, Marcia, she noted she is doing well and that she looks forward to reading about all of you in this column. While attempting again to clean out our basement after almost 50 years of living in the same home, I stumbled upon two old ND Magazines from 1982. Here is some of what I wrote in the class columns that year: Anne and John Klein announced the birth of their son, Michael Ryan; Joe Leahy invited class members to stay at his home should they travel to the West Coast to attend the Oregon game; Tom Ebel had just been appointed associate justice of the 10th Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois; Tom DeLuca was named partner in charge of the Cincinnati office of Touche Ross & Co; Jack Slimm addressed a seminar in Atlanta on the defense of municipalities in federal cases; and Dave Weigle opened his own law office in Hammond IN. By the way, that 1982 game between the Irish and the Ducks ended in a 13-13 tie. Until next time, stay well. Go Irish. — John K. Plumb; jkplumb37@gmail.com                      


71 Moving Vans

Longtime residents of Cincinnati, Meg and John Collins, have relocated to Kerrville TX. John continues with limited business consulting, is active with the Knights of Columbus and preparing for the upcoming weddings of both children. Likewise, after a few decades in northern Indiana, namely Valparaiso, Ann and Pete van Dyk moved south to The Landings, outside of Savannah. Chuck Vater, an English major, resident of Flanner and a native of McKees Rock PA, passed away on Sept. 18. He returned home to attend the U of Pittsburgh School of Law and thereafter practiced as an estate and trust attorney for his entire career with Tucker Arensberg in Pittsburgh. He is survived by his wife Diane, two daughters and their families. Pat Jehring of Hudson WI passed away on Sept. 19. A native of Muscatine IA, he was an engineering grad, a resident of Cavanaugh and worked as a consulting electrical engineer for many companies around the Midwest. Condolences to Patty and their family. In conjunction with the reunion last October, the Naval ROTC units from 1970 and 1971 held a combined dinner and a separate luncheon gathering at the ROTC facilities to visit with current undergrad cadets and the Navy/Marine Corps leadership team. On hand for the weekend festivities were Navy vets Jim Buchanan, Jim Yale, Stacy Roscoe, Jack Cahill, Ed Campbell, Jack Samar, Mike Boyce, Al Heinz, Gene Sullivan, John McDougall, Rob Offerle and Rev. Doug Smith. Condolences to Susan on the passing of Kevin Stehney in Chicago in November 2020. Mike Meyers of Chicago, a long-time recreational pilot grounded by COVID, has requalified and is airborne again for family trips. Senior Alumni activities continue to increase at the local club level. If you have time and are so inclined, many clubs are adding a Senior Alumni coordinator for planning and communication purposes. Or just check out your own club’s website for upcoming events. Alumni Association travel packages appear to be back on track if you are looking to get back on the road or high seas. Mike Kondrla passed away in December. A resident of BP and business school grad, he returned home to New Jersey to work in the automotive and food industries. Full time retirement was non-existent as Mike was a longtime volunteer who worked as an aide to special needs students at a local learning center. Present at the memorial service were Dickie Johnson, Tom Sinnott, Jackie Meehan, Bob Neidert, Tom Eaton, Jack Samar and Denny DiPrimio. Condolences to Karen and their family. Additional photos from the October gathering have been posted to the class website, a subsection of the Alumni Association’s main website. There is also a feature for you to upload your own pictures. It is time to dust off the clubs and head to the range. — John Snider; 830 N. Saint Peter St., South Bend IN 46617-1936; res 574-217-8961; cell 312-860-1779; jlscpa@yahoo.com


71MBA Post Reunion Notes

I’m still hearing lots of nice memories from our 50th anniversary celebration. Robbie ’71MA and yours truly, Jim Fackelman, got together with new cheese heads, Andi and John Vaughan, after they moved from Chicago to Oconomowoc WI. Try pronouncing that one. Anyone know another town with five Os in its title? We travel several times a year to Colorado to see grandchildren. Since we figured out how to subscribe to the ACC and BTN channels, we now can watch ND hockey, basketball, soccer or lacrosse every week. Anna Maria and Les Larsen are back in Virginia to be near grandchildren. They are active in their exec placement and coaching business. They drove to Florida to see grandchildren in December but had to cancel a trip to Seattle to see more grandchildren. They hope to connect with Maria and Dick Denecker, also in Virginia later this year. Mary Jo and Todd Helmeke, who reside in Idaho, are spending time this winter in Florida. They are planning to go to the ND game against BYU this fall in Las Vegas. Anyone else planning to go to that game? Helena and Tony Strati spend a lot of time skiing at their place in Durango CO. Tony said that they just missed the cut for the senior Olympics. They are planning a trip to Israel later this year. He still claims the class record with 16 grandchildren. Patricia and Rod Spear reside in Mishawaka and welcome visitors to their B & B on the St. Joe River. They have season tickets for the women’s basketball games. Terry Walts is still working with his startup in the med device industry. He and Gray are spending a lot of time at their lake home north of Atlanta. They are also considering joining the Fackelmans and Spears for the 2023 game against Navy in Ireland. Anyone else thinking about going? Let’s stay in touch as we agreed to at the reunion. — 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 Ironic Meeting, 50-Year Reunion

On Aug. 10, 2010, the New York Times carried a story and a picture of Bob Bump who, a year earlier, had come to the rescue of a man. The battery for this man’s implanted heart pump had only 15 minutes of life left and the man, far from his home, had forgotten his replacement batteries. He went to a hospital but it had no batteries. The hospital contacted Bob. With a police escort, Bob went to the hospital with his spare batteries. A year later, two women who were strangers to each other said hello as their husbands were receiving heart transplants. One was Marirose Blum Bump ’72SMC. They discovered that it was their two husbands who had been involved in the rescue. Thanks, Bob. Our 50-year reunion will be June 2-5, 2022. Correspondence with registration procedures and an agenda and more should have been sent in February. There will be a multiclass reunion for Angers ND and SMC students. We have two volunteers to scour the archives of The Observer and The Scholastic to create a digital memories scrapbook. If you’d like to volunteer, let me know. We’re also looking for volunteers for other assignments such as serving as Eucharistic minister at the class Mass. And maybe there are some photos that didn’t make it into The Dome you’d like to share. Finally, we’d like to have someone volunteer to work with the Alumni Association on a class webpage, blog and Facebook post. John Hickey returned to the campus in October with his wife, Marcella, to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married in the Log Chapel on Oct. 15, 1971, and renewed their vows there. Marcella wore her original wedding gown and veil. John is a retired nuclear engineer. They reside in Gaithersburg MD and have a daughter and two grandchildren. William H. Voll Jr. passed away on June 16. Our condolences to his wife, Ann, of Mishawaka and their children. Frank P. McGuigan died on Sept. 2. He rowed at ND. He obtained his MBA from Boston U, worked many years for ExxonMobil and then struck out on his own. For 40 years, he and his wife, Brooke, owned Bakers Beach in Westport MA. Our condolences to his wife, mother Elizabeth, and son Jacob. John F. Martin died on Sept. 20. He came to ND from Central Catholic of Ft. Wayne. At ND, he tutored with the Neighborhood Study Help Program and Head Start. He received his master’s from Illinois State and taught in Ft. Wayne schools. Robert R. Carey died on Aug. 25 in Harriman TN. He came to ND as a “diplomatic brat,” had attended St. Augustine’s in Ramsgate UK and traveled the world. At ND, he went to Angers. He founded Metal Conversions Ltd. in Mansfield OH, an aluminum recycler. Our condolences to his daughters Andrea, Colleen and Lisa, as well as stepchildren, siblings and grandchildren. Christopher M. Foley MD of St. Paul MN died on Oct. 15. He graduated from the U of Minnesota Medical School in 1976. Our condolences to his wife, Janet, and their four children. John M. Kwicien of Baldwin MD died on Sept. 21. At ND, he worked on the Scholastic. Our condolences to his wife Susanne and their two children. John P. Brady also died on Sept. 21. At ND, he swam. His first job was with Union Carbide in Tarrytown NY. When UOP merged with Union Carbide, he moved to Algonquin IL. He traveled the world on business and on cruises. Our condolences to his son Ryan and siblings. Donald E. Voorhees of Cincinnati died on Oct. 29. He came to ND from Barrington IL High School. He went to Innsbruck and was a member of the ski club. He retired from his sales career at age 52 because he said, “this job is getting in the way of life.” This active retirement allowed Don to spend his time pursuing his favorite activities: skiing, snowboarding, sailing, windsurfing and golf, just to name a few. Our condolences to his sisters, Mary and Suzanne. Let us pray for each other, living and deceased, to the Mother of Holiness. — Jim Thunder; thundergroup@alumni.nd.edu 


72MBA Reunion Reminder

First, my apologies for missing the deadline for the last issue. I’m running late with this column. I had intended to mention my hope that I would see many of you at our 50th Reunion, which is scheduled to take place on campus June 2-5. By the time you read this, that will only be a few weeks away, but you can still register at reunion.nd.edu for what is certain to be a very special occasion for all of us. Jeff Jones recently wrote that he intends to be there as will I and my former roommates Olivier Couturier and Bill Effler. In other news, I had a nice phone message from Jack Haffey who is doing well up in Big Sky country. Jeff mentioned that he and Laura attended the Fiesta Bowl. They had a great time except for about 30 minutes of not-so-great football. Olivier announced that after 20 years as a widower, he was married again on March 20, 2020, to his girlfriend, Geraldine. He also mentioned that his youngest daughter was expecting her second child, Olivier’s eighth grandchild. Olivier also said John Fonseca was planning trips to France and to the reunion as well. On that note, let me end by saying I look forward to seeing the above-mentioned gentlemen and many more of you in early June. God bless. — Alex McLellan; 913-991-0944; irish72mba@gmail.com


72JD More Sad News

It seems that too often I must begin this column with the death of a classmate. This time, I am sorry to report three deaths. News reached me belatedly that Ken Kable passed away on Dec. 15, 2020, in Saginaw MI. Ken spent his entire law career practicing with Braun, Kendrick, Finkbeiner PLC in Saginaw until his retirement. In addition to his career, he loved traveling, gardening and reading. On May 1, 2021, Fred Weber passed away, according to the Law School. I do not have any information on Fred to share. Finally, on Sept.15, Tom Policinski died. He was a South Bend native, a Double Domer and an Air Force veteran. He spent his career practicing family law in Cassopolis MI but retained his lifelong love of constitutional law. He also had a deep interest in the Civil War, paleontology, history and cooking. He will be missed. On a brighter note, Rev. Al Harris retired. Al worked for the federal government for several years in the Washington DC area, and then realized a vocation and was ordained a priest in the Archdiocese of Washington. He was the pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Washington, where Justice Scalia sometimes attended Mass. He has been retired for several years. And finally, by the time you are reading this, you should have received information on our 50th Law School class reunion, which will be held Sept. 16-18, the weekend of the ND-Cal game. If you need information about the reunion, contact me. — Chris Schraff; 1881 Marble Cliff Crossing Ct., Columbus OH 43204; 614-227-2097; cschraff@porterwright.com


73 Generous Louie

Thank you to my classmates who have responded since my last article. I don’t think I have ever received so many emails and information. Topping the list is the extremely generous contribution by classmate Mike (Louie) Hansen and his wife, Nancy, of an annual financial award totaling $25,000 given to Notre Dame students for their outstanding contributions to the Catholic mission of the University. The donation was through the Hansen Family Foundation in conjunction with the Sycamore Trust. I encourage all classmates to go to the website for Sycamore Trust and read of this extremely charitable donation and the very worthy scholarship recipients. The contribution by Mike and Nancy was made in memory of Mike’s uncle Rev. Jacob Smith, who was instrumental in Louie attending Notre Dame. Get ready for the 50th reunion coming up in June 2023. This date is now upon us, and I hope that classmates are making plans to attend. The festivities will essentially be kicked off this fall when the leaders of the senior class football team will have their 50th reunion. No date has been announced but information will be forthcoming. Those in charge of the reunion are three Jims and a Ty: Jim O’Malley, Jim Bulger, Jim Roolf and Tyrone Robinson. Hopefully our football class will return to watch the Irish. We are getting some replies about those classmates who belong to golf clubs throughout the United States. Bruce Stimson reports from Sacramento CA where he is a member at Del Paso CC, which hosted the US Senior Open in 2015. Bruce retired after 48 years as CFO for a large general contractor in northern CA. He is currently doing some part-time consulting. Bruce keeps in touch with John Burkley, who is retired and living in North Carolina. I also received some replies about classmates who were married to ND or SMC classmates either before or immediately after graduation. I will have an update on these replies in the next article. One of those who replied was Bob (Joe Palooka) Moorman. Bob just sold his jewelry business to his son, but he hasn’t retired yet. Two notable classmates have passed away. Richard (Dick) Ferguson passed away in late October 2021. Dick’s best friend, Ed Walsh, gave the eulogy. One of Dick’s daughters is a graduate of ND and the other of Saint Mary’s — she is married to former ND quarterback Dayne Crist ’12. Former football player Joe Borbely recently passed away. Melvin Laracey has published a new book: Informing a Nation: The Newspaper Presidency of Thomas Jefferson. Mel is an associate professor of political science at U of Texas at San Antonio. I received a very nice picture from Betsy Kain of seven of our most beautiful classmates who got together in October in Door County WI for a few days of laughter, reminiscing and wine drinking. Pictured were Becky Bartzen Leader of Norfolk VA, Pat McCracken of Franklin TN, Betsy Mohan Kain of Redondo Beach CA, Mary Beth Mulchay Griewe McNeil of Tampa FL, Debbie Schaul Collison of Northbrook IL, Beth Lombardi Oliva of Wheaton IL and Connie Smith Barker of Middleburg VA. Also visiting briefly was Cathe Moran. Class president Jim Hunt was all over the reunion, supplying the ladies with magazine articles and photographs of his time as yearbook editor. I am looking for a volunteer who could run our class Facebook page. I hope that one of our classmates will volunteer for this important position. We hope to reach as many classmates as possible to generate interest for the reunion, and this position is critical to that success. Does anyone know the whereabouts of James (Scooter) Evans? Send me the info if you can. — Michael W. Hansen; 3013 Sanctuary Court, Joliet IL 60435; mikehansen@mikehansenlaw.com


73MBA 50th Anniversary Eve

Gus Browne shares not much news from Kankakee. All is good there but two of his grandkids picked up the virus; they are now all good. In the meantime, they are following the protocols and staying safe. Tim Geoghegan writes he has “finally been released from the Witness Protection Program.” This is his first update. After spending half of his career in the NYC metro area (GM, Celanese, Pfizer and Merrill Lynch) he headed to Florida (Ryder and L3 Harris). His career was in human resources compensation and strategy. After 40 years, Tim retired in 2013. He and his wife, Pam, have a blended family and live in the Knoxville area. Their focus is church, travel, pickleball and golf. COVID forced a focus on local travel, although they just got back from a trip to New Mexico to visit shrines and national parks. In late 2022, they plan on cruising the Mediterranean and Aegean seas and spending time in Italy. Tim and Pam live in Knoxville and would love to see any of you on your way through. They say, “Come spend the night if you are in transit: 321-482-1413.’’ John Rapa tells us that tax season is well underway. Intuit is growing at an incredible pace and change is constant. By the time this is printed, tax season should be about over, unless it is extended again. John Hoffman updates that he and Susan are doing well. They will soon celebrate their 49th wedding anniversary. Both are active volunteers at the U of Tennessee Medical Center. John is spending one day a week in their infusion center and spends a second day as a patient ambassador visiting patients on our cardio-thoracic floor. Susan is serving as an administrative assistant two days per week in an integrated health program associated with the cancer institute. COVID has limited their travel, but they did get back to ND in October for the Class of 1971 50th anniversary reunion. Their biggest news is that they are new grandparents. Their son and his wife blessed them with a miracle baby after many years of marriage. They have enjoyed a couple of trips to see her, and additional travel to see their older grandchildren. Gene Schraeder responded that he was writing as the first tropical storm of the season was rolling through the South. He and Ellen are heading out to the state of Washington for her son’s (his stepson’s) Navy retirement ceremony. Kingsley is retiring after 32 years in the submarine corps as a master chief E-9. He says that it is hard to believe the kids are retiring before him. They are still enjoying the Southeast Coast just outside Hilton Head SC and Savannah GA. They have no travel plans like others due to the virus. However, he is planning on meeting up with his four sisters on Aug. 25 to mark what would have been their mom’s 100th birthday. All siblings are still alive and will be going to an Atlantic City casino and staying at a hotel that was a favorite of his mom. They are slowly seeing the family gravitating back closer to their New Jersey roots. All kids and grandkids were at one time in California. Now they have one in DC, one in Florida and some moving soon to Chicago. Mary Lu and Michael Gormley were on a road trip a few weeks back and they managed to meet them in Savannah for a day or two. It was nice to catch up with them after a long absence. 2022 is the eve year of our 50th graduation celebration. I look forward to the responses from our classmates over the next two years to capture a legacy message in this magazine. Send me your updated email addresses. If you have not written in some time, please share your legacy stories with us. You are always welcome to visit us in SoCal. — Thomas Jindra; tajindra@charter.net


73JD News, Good and Bad

I received two submissions for this edition and as usual, it is not all good news. First, Art Starrs passed in early December in New York City, although he lived in Dallas for over 30 years. Art transferred from Fordham Law at the start of our second year, when Digger Phelps arrived. I know that he was on Digger’s staff at Fordham, and believe he continued in that role at Notre Dame. He graduated from Fordham undergrad and was at least a two-year starter on its basketball team. I think Notre Dame was 1-1 against the Rams during those years. He had a highly successful career first in Chicago and then moved to the legal department of PepsiCo at its headquarters in New York and finally in Dallas as the general counsel of Frito Lay. I last saw Art many years ago at the Tavern on the Green in NYC. We literally ran into each other at the door and got to spend a few minutes catching up. I think they were celebrating a daughter’s birthday and somewhere I have a photo I took of Art and his family leaving in a horse drawn carriage. Rest in peace. Our deepest condolences to his wife, Mary Beth, their four children and the rest of his family. On a happier note, I got a great email from Mike “Goldie” McGoldrick. He said that he is finally retiring after 36 years teaching taxation in the LLM program at Villanova Law School. He and his wife, Pat, are leaving the Philadelphia area and moving to Raleigh NC where they are in the process of building a house. He wrote that they designed it to attract their three children and six grandchildren, although his description makes it sound like a perfect place to celebrate our 50th reunion. I first saw Goldie in the law library hustling to be the first to finish the mind-numbing assignment they gave us at the beginning of our first year to introduce us to the library. As I recall, his brother warned him that getting access to some of the books would become difficult as more and more of us tried to catch up. He was right, but if you waited, the books would all open directly to the pages containing the answers. I have Goldie’s new address if anyone would like to have it. — Paul Reagan; 16527 Heron Coach Way, Ft. Meyers FL 33908; cell 847-915-9796; pvreagan@gmail.com


74 Cheers to All in 2022

Greetings, classmates. By the time you receive these notes, it will be the second quarter of the year. Regardless, I pray that all is good in your worlds, and possibly we are almost through with the pandemic. We start with Tom Ross, or Big T. Last autumn Tom headed up to Healdsburg CA after Vegas to visit his wife’s family in wine country. Even his grandkids flew in to enjoy the time with family. Tom said, “Soon they will be grown up and no longer will wish to sleep at our home.” How true. What’s our column without a Pog-mo-Thon update regarding those boys? The 2022 POG antics will take place in Destin FL April 18-25. They expect a record 20 boys; two very large houses are rented. The usual suspects in attendance will include Frank Murnane (Heir Apparent), Bob Hettinger (Maestro Man), Dr. Pat McGrath (Pinko), Jim McCarthy (Phantom), Steve Rogers (Buck), Tad DeOrio (Bear), Tom Jenkins (Jenks), Bob Cimino (Meatball), John Trampe (Trimble), Rick Esposto (Topo), Tom Ross (Big T), Greg Szatko (Zat), Jeff Hart (Hokey), Bob Cleary (Rollo), Tom Torretti (Pipe) and Jim Whalen (Whales) amongst others. Chris Stevens (Hawk) also has the POG on his calendar. (It will be his first). Daily itinerary includes golf, pool and spa time, adult beverages, beach time, great dinners, old stories and more adult beverages. Before our next class reunion in 2024 (yikes, our 50th) there will commence a “name that POG quiz,” since I have repeatedly provided their aliases. Dr. Tom Eichler moved in 2021 to a beautiful new scaled-down home in Virginia and completed his year as chairman of the ASTRO Board (radiation oncology) last October. Tom is aiming to enjoy a little more leisure; however, he will cover the clinic for his colleagues at Virginia Commonwealth U. He aims to enjoy more reading time. Jim Hynan enjoyed downhill skiing in the early part of the year, and still has fun deep-sea diving with friends. He hosts a dive gathering in the early fall with his dive friends at his Wisconsin summer home. For those of us still enjoying full-time work, we will request a seminar at our reunion titled, “Relearning How to Just Play.” I think Jim Whalen would be a great professor. Also, our esteemed class president has suggested that as many as possible try to attend the Sept. 17 football game with U of California. It will be the first since 1967. Meanwhile, please note that some have had their hearts broken and whether it be a family member, yourself or someone you know, we are all praying for one another. Also, thank you for providing good fodder to have our class always recognized in ND Magazine. Hint: continue to write and state 1974 Class Notes in the subject line. When in Chicago, call. I’d love to see you. — Dede Lohle Simon; 312-882-3731; dedersimon@gmail.com


74MBA News in Short Supply

As you read this, spring should be about to bloom all around us. Hopefully, you had a joyous holiday season with friends and relatives. For those in the northern states, you successfully braved another cold and snowy winter. In my last article, I mentioned plans that Helen and I had for our 30th anniversary in Florida. We had a fun and relaxing trip to the Florida Keys and to Sarasota. While we were in Sarasota, we met up with Sandy and Randy Marks. We happened to be there during the ND-Navy football weekend. Randy and Sandy invited us to their home for dinner and to watch the big game. What a great time we had catching up on old times and watching the Irish trounce the Midshipmen. There’s nothing better than visiting with old friends. Thanks to Randy and Sandy for a wonderful end to our Florida vacation. Again, there were no communications from classmates since my last article, so I’ll give you a little preview of an upcoming Burnett family adventure. Helen’s friend, Carole, lives in Augusta GA. Carole was able to secure several tickets to the 2022 Masters golf tournament and has invited us to join her for the event. We are trying to work out the details and hopefull, we will be attending our fourth Masters since 2012. Anyone who has applied for Masters tickets knows how difficult they are to obtain. We feel fortunate to attend again. If you have never been to the Masters, even if you are not a golfer, add it to your bucket list. Augusta National is a magical place. That’s the latest news from the Burnett family. As always, you can end, or shorten the news of these exploits. All it takes is your email telling me what you are doing in your work or retirement. It only takes a brief note. Your classmates would like to hear from you. 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 Please, Mr. Postman

No news. I hope all of you are safe and doing well during this challenging time. — Joe O’Reilly; cell 502-649-6955; joe.oreilly34@icloud.com


75 Judge Jim

Jim Fredericka lives in Warren OH where he had a law practice for 35 years after earning his JD degree from Case Western in Cleveland in 1978. He was elected a common pleas judge in 2014 and re-elected in 2020. He and wife Lou Ann have been married since 1978 and have a son who graduated from ND (after a few years of college tennis) and a daughter who attended Saint Mary’s College. Jim taught in the Alliance for Catholic Education program at ND in 2011. Phil Potter reports from Granger IN that he had his annual minireunion luncheon in November with Joe Henderlong of Colorado. A friend, Debi Dell ’76, joined them. Phil’s daughter is married to the son of Rich Mullin ’73, also of Granger. They have two children and live near Phil. He also has a daughter in Indy with a new son, Kiel. Phil and wife Jimi had some health scares, but are on the mend now and very grateful. Joe Henderlong and wife Sarasue are first-time grandparents. Larry Stanton says that early in the pandemic, classmates Jim Donathen, Mark Miller, John Peloquin, Gary Shippy, George Sibley, Larry Stanton and Adel Tawadros began weekly Sunday evening Zoom check-ins with family updates, pandemic advice and virtual beverages. They shifted to monthly Zooms and hope to meet at Adel’s home in Cincinnati for the OSU game in September. Tom McGinty, formerly of Brooklyn, now of Spring Lake NJ, has retired from his work as an architect and is an aspiring cartoonist. Check out his work on Facebook at: McFronceks. Susie Spaeth Bauchman talks about a wonderful four-day reunion of the Rome program students that took place in late September. They met at Sun Valley ID and were hosted by Susie, Brian Barsotti and Kathleen Hughes SMC. They saw the Ernest Hemingway home and memorial, and enjoyed the scenery every day, along with a slide show from the Rome year, 1972-73. ND classmates at the reunion included Juan Beltranena, Hugh Boyd, Marie Fiduccia, Ed Fitzgerald, Bob Parme, Dan Raih, Jim Ramentol, John Reuther and Dan Sandoval. Saint Mary’s attendees were Leslie Cella, Marianne Cleary, Mary Claire Cullen, Beth Duncan, Christy Emmanuel, Lauren Esposto, Mary Falve, Monica Fortune, Donna Freda, Cathy Hammel, Kristy Helland, Karen Kelly, Melanie Marshall, Trina Minella and Rita Murphy. Tom Wilbur wrote to celebrate the life of Bill Ryan ’76, who was in our freshman class in Walsh Hall and who passed away in December. Bill was very active in the Pittsburgh business community and is survived by wife Mary and five children. Bill was known for great tailgate parties and support for church activities. We lost a classmate, Michael Conway of Newport News VA, on Nov. 18. His widow is Nancy. Their daughters Meaghan ’08 and Kaitlyn ’11 are ND grads. The ND Alumni Association is compiling a list of Notre Dame grads who participated in the military efforts in Vietnam. Given that the fighting ended in April of our senior year, it is unlikely that many of our ’75 grads were involved. However, if you did play an active role, or know of someone who did, please contact me or Darrell Katovsich at katovsich@aol.com. The University wants to conduct an event at upcoming reunions honoring our veterans, and they are trying to get the comprehensive list as soon as possible. Thanks for your help. If you know of deceased classmates who took part, please help us identify them also. Please continue to send me your news. Thanks. — Norm Bower; 3946 Fernwood Ave., Davenport IA 52807; cell or text 563-349-0469; normbower@mchsi.com


75MBA Class Secretary Jim Ouimet;

215-862-3080; jimouimet@comcast.net


75JD Remembering Dean Link

Back in the day, we knew Rev. David Link ’58, ’61JD mostly as a tax professor. Imagining him as the dean was easy, but the priesthood was an unlikely destination for a young professor with a wife and children. Still, for this remarkable man, nothing was off the table. I bumped into him a few years ago at the local Office Depot, both of us sifting through folders, binders and whatnot. His dry sense of humor had not aged, and he said something that made me laugh. It reminded me of his easygoing lectures. With apologies to Arturo Estrada, who turned tax law into a career, I never met a more boring subject. Still, even today, I cannot hear the word gift without thinking about the entertaining classroom presentation of the Paul Hornung ’57 case, where the Corvette was disallowed as a gift in the absence of “detached and disinterested generosity.” When our professor passed away last autumn, Rev. Edward A. Malloy, CSC, ’63, ’67MA, ’69MA said this: “Dave Link was a multitalented academic and leader. He served with distinction as dean of the Notre Dame Law School, inspirer of the U of St. Thomas School of Law, first vice chancellor of the University of Notre Dame Australia, devoted husband and father, Catholic priest and advocate for and friend of prisoners in the state of Indiana. Most of all, he put Christian values and virtue into practice. He will be deeply missed.” To appreciate the full measure of the man, download Camerado, I Give You My Hand, Maura Poston Zagrans’s outstanding book. Goodbye and Godspeed, Father Dave. At our age, exercise is critical but not without risk. My deteriorating heart condition was most noticeable during pick-up basketball games when I was in my 40s. Eventually, I was rolled into an operating room in Bridgeport CT for a quadruple cardiac bypass. Recently, Ray Planell, an occasional lunch companion of mine when we practiced law in White Plains NY, had the same surgery at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan following an incident while exercising on an indoor track. Years earlier, Ray had a heart attack while playing basketball at the White Plains YMCA. Today, he is doing fine, but his initiation into the cardiac zipper club in 2019 and mine in 1996, are reminders to exercise regularly, albeit cautiously, and seek medical assistance when appropriate. Jeanne Jourdan retired from the bench years back after lengthy service on the St. Joseph Superior Court in South Bend. She and her husband Tom Swartz are enjoying their golden years on Diamond Lake in neighboring Cassopolis MI. Tom taught economics on campus from 1965 to 2010 and estimates that he taught 10 percent of the undergraduate alumni. He presided over the Faculty Senate during the University’s failed merger negotiations with Saint Mary’s College in the 1970s and initiated the undergraduate London Summer Program. Andy Napolitano, who retired from Fox News after 24 years and 14,500 broadcasts, has a podcast titled “Judging Freedom,” which is a daily discussion of the news from the perspective that the government is the negation of liberty, and the individual is greater than the state. That sound reminiscent of discussions over coffee and hot chocolate at the Huddle, and over beer and pizza at Rocco’s back in the mid-1970s. Andy is a distinguished scholar in law and jurisprudence at the Mises Institute at Auburn U, where he teaches constitutional law to future economists. Finally, consider a contribution to the scholarships honoring our departed classmates Peter Lardy, Willie Lipscomb and Edward Lark. Thanks to Brennan Farrell for his annual reminder. — Frederick Giel; fggiel@gmail.com


76 Loyal Sons and Daughters for 50 Years

Nearly 50 years ago, the paths of 125 young women and 1,500 young men converged on the Notre Dame campus to form its historic first freshman coeducation class. The University’s official commemoration, “Golden is Thy Fame: 50 Years of Undergraduate Women,” will culminate at the Reunion in June. Lionel Phillips is celebrating retirement 2.0 following the sale of his St. Louis business. After retiring from a long career with IBM in 2014, he started Phillips Concrete Services a few months later. Tom Ryan reports from Lake Frederick VA on his retirement after 45 years of US government service: nine with the Navy and 36 with the Defense Department. Pat Novitzki, after 44 years in banking, has achieved the perfect balance of fun and sun, splitting his retirement between South Bend and Ft. Myers FL. He reports that Dave Howe is also retiring in June. After closing her medical practice and retiring for six days in January 2021, Dr. Rosemary Tirinnanzi Lesser began her first year as Utah State Representative in House District 10. She was elected to fill the term of the incumbent who died three weeks prior to the session. In her second year, she is working to eliminate the food tax while identifying a replacement revenue source. Philip Coyne has lived in Europe since 2016, when his wife was named the FDA’s liaison to EMA, its European counterpart. After moving to London for the assignment, Brexit necessitated the agency’s relocation to Amsterdam in 2019. Phil works part time for WHO on drug regulation and quality. He also explores the Netherlands via bicycle. Rick “Duck” Santry’s vlog, “Three Minutes on the Duckpond,” is in pre-production. It will feature commentary on current events mixed with his personal stories. Greg Marino, deacon and part-time hematologist/oncologist in Fairbanks AK, was treated to a New Year’s feast: locally sourced roast moose with morel mushroom risotto, hunted and prepared by the bishop. This year Greg will work with clergy in five villages on the Middle Yukon River, requiring access by snowmobiles, boats and, eventually, his plane. Anne and Ed Byrne celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with an Alaskan expedition. Sea kayaking, bushwhacking, biking and feasting on gourmet local food were the highlights of the adventure. Last fall, the couple was filmed slapping the Play Like a Champion Today sign while visiting the football locker room. The next day, their cell phones lit up during the game as the clip aired on national TV. Marcia and Don Opal’s son, Dr. Mark Opal, married Carol Swetlik in October in Cleveland. Ted Ursu, Bruce Fortelka and John Pelehach attended the wedding. We mourn the loss of Dr. Kevin Maguire and Michael Dacey. In November, Kevin, “physician, sportsman, pilot, Army veteran and proud father,” succumbed to septic shock after a short battle with viral pneumonia in Anchorage AK. We offer condolences to children Elisabeth, Catherine and Kyle. Mike passed away in St. Petersburg FL in December. Originally Class of 1973, he left to serve in the Army before returning to graduate in 1976. Stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War, Mike counseled veterans on their road to recovery during his final years. Prayers for his family, especially sons Patrick and Matthew, and partner Dyan. Deepest condolences to Bob Norell on the loss of his wife, Mary Jo ’78SMC. In attendance at her funeral were Bob’s Flanner roommate and best man, Bob McQuade, and section buddies Michael Westervelt, Michael Crehan and Roger Anderson, and Tom O’Brien ’72. Please text me if attending the NDAA Leadership Conference in April and send news by April 15. — Shelley Muller Simon; mobile 573-268-3690; ssimon823@gmail.com


76MBA Watching Football

Tom Ritter checked in while sitting at home on a Sunday afternoon watching football and waiting for snowfall coming at them, courtesy of West Virginia. Tom turned 70 and enjoys the outdoors at every chance. He has been retired for a few years and still fishes, hunts and hikes on the Appalachian Trail and in Shenandoah National Park. Tom sees Dan Potts and Drew Hill and comments that they have not aged and are full of energy. Tom makes a great statement that he and his wife Linda are well, and they have peace and calm in life. You can reach Tom at 717-398-9353. Marc Brammer checked in. All eight kids were born and raised in South Bend but the house is now empty, which can be a good thing these days. All 15 grandkids make for fun Thanksgiving and Christmas times. Hardly a fall football season goes by without a visit from his Dillon Hall buddies. He says, “Linda (Mac) was as much a buddy to everyone in Dillon as I was, so it makes for great fun to have them spend the football weekends here with us.” Marc retired from Moody’s Analytics a few years ago. He enjoys retirement. His siblings are split between Indiana and Palm Beach County FL, so he gets to use leftover mileage from his traveling career to shuttle back and forth. His mom, age 94, lives a few blocks north of Linda and Marc. Marc benefits from being introduced to the HAM radio world. His callsign: KD9TZY. He expects to be active this year. Eldest daughter Sarah lives near Indianapolis with her husband and four kids. Annie lives in Granger with her husband and seven kids. Emily founded an expert networking business and lives in Granger with her daughter, Monica. Conrad lives and works in Jupiter FL with his wife and two kids. Molly is in a medical sales job in Indianapolis. Evan is a Navy pilot in Pensacola FL, close to the family condo. Johnny is in Granger with his wife and son. They operate an eyebrow microblading business. Natalie teaches fourth graders in Palm Beach County. Classmates can contact Marc at 574-532-5362. God bless. — 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 Looking Ahead to Reunion 45

It is hard to believe that soon after this issue, Reunion 45 arrives. Dave Wallace will be on a 125-mile bike ride to benefit the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation during Reunion. First some ’77 news: In October, Rev. Austin Collins, CSC, and Rev. John Jenkins, CSC, ’76, ’78MA, University president, helped concelebrate the Mass concluding the 31st annual meeting of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, preached by Cardinal Wilton Gregory, Archbishop of Washington DC. Patricia (Patter) Sheeran Birsic received the Lifetime Achievement Distinguished Service Award of the American Pancreatic Association for her work, attending research conferences and campaigning on Capitol Hill for research dollars and patient-reimbursable funds. Liz and Chuck Patton are enjoying retired life in the San Francisco Bay Area while raising two beautiful granddaughters Ella, 7, and Kaila, 5. Mary-Louise Houghton Polo retired in November after a 40-year career with Hartford and Travelers Insurance Companies. Kathy Walker Beenen celebrated the marriage in September of her son Joe Beenen to Ashley, with family and friends in Malibu CA. In 2020, Paul McDonnell and Chris Schweitzer attended a livestream of Jim Horan’s wedding. In November, they attended the renewal of his vows and wedding reception in Albany NY. “After meeting his fabulous wife, Judy, Paul and I agreed. It is not only with friends that Jim is operating above his pay grade. He has accomplished the impossible in marriage as well.” Holy Cross Hogs and friends, including John Noell ’78, Jerry Hepler, Steve Blubaugh, Greg Bachman, Steve Rieker, Lou Sertich and Jeff Lukken, gathered at their annual tailgate at the Cincinnati game. “A right fine time was had by all, reinforcing that the bonds of friendships made at ND last a lifetime.” Christopher Kuhl reports he went to the USC game, which was “great.” He tailgated with Tom Frericks, aka Mon Frere, and his daughter Kelly from Chicago, and Terry “TM” McEvilly, both from Grace Hall. TM is from Minooka IL. Tom lives in Fort Myers FL. Tom showed his frosh National Championship ring. The USC band director was here in his 40th year, including 20 ND games at South Bend. He told everyone this is the No. 1 collegiate athletic event in the world, and it is a privilege to be here. Mike Grady shared that the Alumni Band of the West at the Stanford game over Thanksgiving weekend was small but mighty with only 10 band players due to COVID protocols to enter the stadium. Mike asked Fox Sports to put their fan mic in front of them. It’s available on YouTube. A Fisher Hall friends Christmas dinner reunion in NYC, celebrated since 1984, resumed after a pandemic pause. Attending were Brian Rourke ’81, Laura and Robert Hurban ’79, Rosemarie and Mike Briganti ’81, Marianne and John Gallina, and George Blanthorne ’80. In Boston, Domers gathering to honor the 2021 Pope Francis Award recipient David P. Manfredi FAIA ’73, ’78ARCH at the Franciscans’ Gala included Barb Boylan and her husband Diarmuid “Diom” O’Connell, Trustees of the University Jack Brennan and Clare Richer ’80, past recipient of the Pope Francis Award Dr. James O’Connell ’70, Rosemary (Abowd) Schwendler ’81, Tara Kenney ’82 and Meghan Krueger ’14. Michael Reed’s short story, River City Donuts, received third place in The Pennsylvania Lawyer Magazine Nov./Dec. 2021 issue. The fiction writing classes at ND with Professor Dolores Frese ’05MTheo were a great place to learn and practice. John Shaughnessy’s book, The Irish Way of Life, is on Amazon, and James King’s poem Good Fences was published in January. In December, Bonita Bradshaw welcomed granddaughter Anjel, and Eileen O’Grady Daday and Stephen Daday welcomed granddaughter Olivia Jane, daughter of Lizzy and Patrick Daday. In January, Sharon and Jeff Vitter welcomed their first grandchild, Josephine Sena, daughter of Lindsay and Scott Vitter; Victoria Stephan Nelson welcomed first grandchild, Evelyn Sara, daughter of Mary and Chris Nelson. We are deeply saddened by the loss of Ross Browner ’78, known for his smile and humor as well as a legendary football career, who died in January of COVID complications, leaving behind his wife, Shayla, and two sons, Max Starks and Rylan Browner. Condolences also go to Jay Pittas on the loss of his father, Jack Pittas, and to Ellen Blake Keane who lost her brother, Thomas Keane. May these beloved rest now in peace in God’s loving care. Please send Reunion and 50th anniversary of coeducation news to the email address below. Thank you. — Virginia McGowan Bishop; res 847-291-7510; classof1977@alumni.nd.edu


77MBA Class SecretaryAlan J. Fisher;



77JD Class SecretaryJaney Bennett;

50850 Tarrington Way, Granger IN 46530; 574-298-9251; bus 574-243-4100; jbennett@maylorber.com 


78 ‘Heard You Missed Me, So I’m Back’

I apologize for ghosting for the past two issues and sincerely ask for forgiveness. Jim “Boobie” Clarke has been attending Notre Dame basketball games and continuing to expand on his home barbecue expertise. Before we get too far afield, I must say how proud I was of my friend and our classmate, Jimmy Dunne, when he delivered the commencement address to the Class of 2021. Jimmy was outstanding. He related well to the students, talking about life and work experiences, his years at Notre Dame, and of course, using a liberal dose of Irish humor. Stanford weekend was another great celebration as the Irish won their 11th game of the season. On campus for the festivities were yours truly, Jim “Souls” Coyne, Don “Dancing Bear” Smail, Rich Barlow, Bob Maier and Celeste Volz Ford and husband Kevin Ford. Don recently retired from his city government career and is doing consulting work for Glen & Cellar, an Irish cheese importing company. Don attended the Fiesta Bowl with Rich Barlow. Pete Andreyev was caught in COVID limbo and unable to attend at the last minute but hopes to attend the bowl game next year. Rosemary and Steve Durant switched coasts, moving from their home near San Francisco and are happily settled in Sarasota FL. The Thursday night Zoom prayer group that started as a virtual happy hour for a gathering of Dillon guys in April 2020 is still going strong. After praying hard for the late Giancarlo Piano, they now say the Rosary led usually by a recording of Rev. Ted Hesburgh, CSC, ’39 and a group of ND students. Joining regularly are Dan James, Michael Conaty, Terry and Sue Heidkamp, Jamie Stephens, Danny Romano, Florence Romano, Eric Schmitt, DJ Crowley, Lorraine Ehrline Sedlacek, Pat Dermody Kepich, Greg Switaj, Mary White Packer, Rev. Ed Shea, MaryLou Mulvihill Skalkos, Bob March, John Geppert, Bob Easby-Smith, Bill Shults, Rich Riley, John Alves, Charlie Wolf, Chip Lee, Beth Klein, Tom O’Neill, John Klebba, Jim Moellering, Greg Kulis, Bill “Beefsteak” Reifsteck, Don Smail, Kevin Heraty, Bill Carmichael and Pat Flynn. To get the link, email danieljames0603@gmail.com. Chip Scanlon moved to South Bend after 40 years in New Jersey. Tom and Maureen Walsh Gettings will be welcoming two grandchildren this year. Lorraine Ehrline and Scot Sedlacek’s eldest daughter, Theresa ’18MBA, wed in May 2021. Several of our classmates were in attendance: Pat and Laura Flynn, Pat Dermody, Mary Ellen Scalera, Ann Combs, and George and Mary White Packer. Mike and Ann Marie Conaty just celebrated the birth of their fifth grandchild. On Oct. 9, Danny Romano and Rev. Ed Shea held a wonderful Mass and dinner to celebrate our 65th year. Danny was the generous host catering dinner, while a fantastic Beatles band played and we watched ND defeat Virginia Tech. Here is a sampling of those in attendance: Mark Tovey, Tom Lux, Tom DeStefani, Tom Byrnes, Joan Mostardi Villim, Sue Bailey, Jamie Stevens, Eric Schmidt, Tom O’Neill, Greg Kulis, John Kowieski, Kevin Heraty, Jack Boehm and Jeff Carpenter, plus others previously mentioned. Carp also attended the induction ceremony for LaPhonso Ellis into the Purcell Pavilion Ring of Honor in December. Father Ed has “gone south” for the year, working as an interim pastor at St. Thomas Aquinas in Ruston LA. He has already memorized the words to the Louisiana Tech U alma mater and sings it at the LA Tech sporting events. Nace Mullen played host on two occasions at his home in Philadelphia. The first was a combined Halloween party and his son’s birthday party, and then a New Year’s Day open house. Attending both celebrations were Vicki Lopez, PJ Stapleton, and yours truly. Vicki is contemplating a run for a Senate seat in Florida. She and Tracy Kee Christopher, Molly McGuire Lieberman and Marge Meagher Hamm got together in Naples FL for their annual MLK weekend. PJ Stapleton continues to expand his liquor empire. Based in Ireland, the latest release is Ballyhoo Whiskey. Peggy and Tom Ogren proudly celebrated the marriage of their daughter Colleen ’17SMC and Ryan Gardner on Nov. 19 in Munster IN. Nancy (Helling) and Mark Gargula and Marion and Mike Stenger helped celebrate the occasion. The following day, several ND-SMC graduates embarked upon a pilgrimage to the “Holy Land” for the Georgia Tech game on campus. Of course, ND won 55-0. Stan Ziherl’s Five Star Distributing business is enjoying record sales. Stan’s business is a model of how small businesses dealt with the COVID pandemic. John Delaney, Nace Mullen and myself marched in Philadelphia’s St Patrick’s Day parade with the Philadelphia ND club. It’s not too early to begin thinking about our 45th reunion in June 2023. Start making your plans. An update on our Class of 1978 scholarship in memory of Jimmy Martin; We want to provide future generations with the same opportunity we had. The fund’s overarching principles include anonymity, and all gifts will be confidential. Keep us in your gifting plans as a matching fund has been established. Visit app.mobilecause.com/vf/ND1978 to donate. For more information, contact Pat Flynn, pat.flynn@indianabev.com. The fund has raised more than $275,000 to date. This is great news, but it doesn’t mean we stop! Please remember in your prayers, the family of Ross Browner, who died. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace. — 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;



78JD Lifetime Achievement

Patrick A. Salvi, founder and managing equity partner of the Law Offices of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard PC, was presented with the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) Leonard M. Ring Lifetime Achievement Award at a recognition dinner at the JW Marriott Chicago. The award has been given annually for 26 years to someone selected by a committee appointed by the ITLA president. Patrick is highly involved in the Chicago Catholic Charities Legal Assistance program, the Chicago Legal Clinic, and Prairie State Legal Services. He is the owner of two professional minor league baseball teams, the Gary (IN) SouthShore RailCats and the Schaumburg (IL) Boomers, that play in Major League Baseball partner leagues. He and his wife, Lindy, have five sons and seven grandchildren and live in Chicago. Judge Dwight de Stefan has completed his 11th year as judge of the Palisades Interstate Parkway, Court of New York and New Jersey. His son, Zachary, graduated Harvard Law School and has taken the New York Bar exam and will serve as an assistant district attorney in the Brooklyn DA’s office. Judge de Stefan served for 28 years as mayor and council member for River Vale before his appointment to the bench in 2010. Mary Brooner wrote: “I retired in 2009 from Motorola government affairs and we moved to Eugene OR from the Washington DC area. My husband and I have never looked back on our move and love the Northwest. My Motorola global portfolio included accessibility and outreach to persons with disabilities for wireless products and services. I have continued working as a consultant with a few industry clients in this area as I enjoy the collaboration. Otherwise, quilting and a community women’s chorus keep me busy.” Ted Maloney says, “I am retired from law practice after 16 years representing Indian tribal governments in Washington State, and after 29 years teaching paralegals and political science at a local community college. I lived in mainland China for three years teaching law, political science and English and recruiting students to study in the US. I work part-time as an adjunct professor in political science at a technical college near Seattle, focusing on diversity and social justice. The only classmate I have remained in contact with is the legendary Irma Herrera in San Francisco.” An email from Jerry Ross to me said, “I was listening to a CLE today on the new Texas disciplinary rules. You were prominently credited as making a significant contribution to the changes. Well done.” Jerry recently had good news. It was announced that the law firm of Jerry W. Ross received a Tier 1 ranking in environmental law from US News and World Report Best Law Firms for the Houston metropolitan area for the calendar year 2022. Jerry said, “It is only a part-time practice at this point, and I am getting close to the end of the ride. Joanne and I are headed to Hawaii in December for the Honolulu marathon. We have retired from running, but the race is open to walkers and given enough time and the possibility of Divine intervention, we are hopeful that we will be able to cover the distance.” As a law professor who teaches legal ethics, I tend to get involved in reform efforts. I am in my 13th year as an advisor to the American Law Institute’s Principles of Government Ethics project and, by appointment of the Texas Supreme Court, my second three-year term on the Texas Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda. Send news or memories. — Vincent R. Johnson; vjohnson@stmarytx.edu


79 Grandkids

In November 2020, Ann and John Calcutt welcomed Matilda, daughter of Katie (O’Hara) ’07 and Jack Calcutt ’07. On April 4, Lisa Minella and Terry Corrigan and their daughter Ryan and her husband, Paul, welcomed Sloane. In November, Anne (Muller) and Tom O’Connor and Marcia (Mach) ’80 and Joe Camarda along with their children Kathleen O’Connor ’10 and Joe Camarda Jr. ’10 welcomed Joseph Michael Camarda III. Anne is senior VP managing director for middle market banking at First Bank of Chicago. Joe is a principal at Camvest LP in the DC area. In December, Mary (Singer) and Gary Huffer of Monument CO and Katie Mancino ’08 and Chris Huffer ’09 welcomed Maddy, Mary and Gary’s first granddaughter. In the fall in Greensboro NC, their daughter Becca ’12, who golfed for ND, played in the Symetra Tour, the qualifying event for the LPGA. Their son Zack ’19 was her caddy. Mary’s Lyons roommates, Colleen (McGee) Kavanaugh ’80, Anne Marie Mulvihill, Biv Wadden and Diane DeCenso formed Team Becca and followed Becca at the four-day tournament while enjoying a minireunion. In the Atlanta area, Harry Joseph works as a commercial real estate developer and consultant for corporate real estate clients with projects throughout the country. He started his company 30 years ago and focuses on developments in the southeastern US. He and Vicki have been married for 35 years and have two adult sons, both in the Atlanta area. Manny Grace’s brother Augie ’76 is the Florida regional director for the ND Senior Alumni (NDSA), of which we are all members. He is trying to increase awareness of events and programs. You can stay connected by registering for myNotreDame on my.nd.edu and joining the ND Senior Alumni affinity group. Remember Ted Schweich and his family in your prayers. Ted died on Nov. 27 in Prior Lake MN, near Minneapolis, where he grew up and lived and worked since graduation. He is survived by two sons, a daughter, a granddaughter and five siblings. He had worked for Schweich Construction. I retired at the beginning of the year after 10 years as law director for the City of Cleveland and over 30 years as a municipal lawyer. I am grateful for an interesting, challenging and rewarding career. I still feel like I am on vacation. — Barbara A. Langhenry; res 216-651-8962; 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