70 Updates Abound

Mary Beth and Mike Duffey in Wauwatosa WI welcomed a new grandchild. Mike, emeritus professor of theology at Marquette, helps some of the 13,000 Afghans who relocated to a Wisconsin army base last fall. His War No More: An Introduction to Nonviolent Struggle for Justice, examines 11 successful and three unsuccessful movements. Published by Rowman and Littlefield, this text offers justification for embracing solutions to conflict. Reviewers include Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma. Mary Beth continues to teach. Bob Schmuhl remains prolific, having written Fifty Years with Father Hesburgh: On and Off the Record and The Glory and the Burden: The American Presidency from FDR to Trump. Terrence McCabe, director of the Environment and Society Program at U of Colorado, worked with Kenya’s South Turkana Ecosystem Project, the subject of his 2004 book, Cattle Bring Us to Our Enemies. Now he concentrates on the Maasai in Tanzania. John Vogel, formerly of Perrysburg OH, died March 1 on South Padre Island. A New Jersey native, he owned and taught at the River Hollow Farm (horses) in Perrysburg and continued in Palos Verdes CA. During retirement, he traveled and fished in Alaska, Oregon, California and Texas. Pete Cahill retired in 2015 from the Gila County Arizona Superior Court. He joined the court in January 2003 and became presiding judge in 2006. He lives in Tucson with his wife. Pete, John and Bob Jones were roommates at ND. Bob retired after 44 years from Prudential’s group insurance area. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Gene Aracic Jones ’72SMC. Jane and John Monnich visited Florida in February and March, saw Marcia and Mike Hammes in Vero Beach, played golf in South Carolina in April, and welcomed their son and family (with two children in pre-school) to North Carolina for Easter. Bob Wright died Feb. 12, 2020, survived by his son Tristan. Bob Mitchell, owner of Mitchell Architectual Group in Southbury CT, died Oct. 6, 2021, in Sandy Hook CT, survived by wife Cynthia and two children. Bob Scott MD, Villa Hills KY, died Jan. 3, survived by his wife, Marianne, three children, including Megan ’04 and Erin ’12, and five grandchildren. After his BS in EE, he earned a master’s at MIT, an MD at U of Cincinnati, and practiced 30 years with Radiology Associates of Northern Kentucky. Navy Capt. Paul Weathersby PhD of New London CT, a captain in the Medical Service Corps, died Oct. 18. After his BS, he earned a master’s from MIT and PhD from U of Washington, all in chemical engineering. He served 20 years in the Navy, primarily in research in Bethesda MD and with the Naval Submarine Medical Research Lab in Groton CT, concluding as commanding officer from 1992-94. He continued as a civilian research contractor until his death. A major research contribution was his team’s development of mathematical formulae to predict the chances of bends in divers. In 2014, he received the Albert Behnke Award of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. He also made advances in blood-compatible biomaterials, atmosphere control on nuclear submarines and prevention of noise trauma to hearing among servicemembers. His wife, brother, sister, two sons and three grandchildren survive. Bill Hederman continues to work with the robotics tournament at ND. More than 100 students from eight schools, including the US Naval Academy, competed April 2. In March, Tom Bower (DC) and Diane and Jim Dempster (Mequon WI) joined Sandi and Mike Nolan at their lovely Tucson home for a three-day reunion among mountain views and gorgeous trails. COVID postponed our 50th to October 2021. Reunion 2022 just ended. As members of the 50 Year Club, we are welcome at every Reunion. Plan a beautiful weekend on campus next June. — 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 An Excuse to Cut Class

As summer arrives, I want to thank everyone for the numerous updates that follow. Joe Jankowski continues to work at his New Jersey law firm, Wilentz Goldman and Spitzer, but admits he is enjoying more and more time at his southern home in Naples FL. Justin Tedrowe recently closed his law office in Downers Grove IL and is rapidly adjusting to retired life. On March 16, 1968, Justin and his wife, Karenelise, were married in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the ND campus. He had to cut Professor Murphy’s Saturday morning contracts class that day to get to the church in time for the wedding. Since he and Karenelise have been happily married for 54 years, raised three children and have five grandchildren, I would hope Murph has forgiven Justin for skipping that class. Recalling his early days at ND, Justin noted he roomed off campus with Dick Bovey ’71JD and Ted Lee in the fall of 1967. The rooming house was next door to Louie’s Pizza, a hangout for students living near South Bend and ND Avenues. Sadly, Louie’s is no more. Justin sends his best to all. From Atlanta, Dan Shea reports he has retired after 18 years with Nelson Mullins and 31 years at Smith Currie & Hancock. Dan’s practice was focused upon labor and employment law issues. During the past few years, Dan eased into a retirement mode as he began to take more personal time off, allowing him and his wife, Diane, to travel and visit their sons and their families in New York and Virginia. With sadness, I note the passing of John Freeman on Oct. 21. Born and raised in Illinois, John was a Double Domer. After law school he worked at Jones Day in Cleveland and, in 1973, became a member of the faculty at the U of South Carolina School of Law where he taught corporate law, securities law and legal ethics. John was the author of numerous scholarly and professional publications and was a frequent CLE speaker before the South Carolina Bar. Retiring in 2008, John was honored as a distinguished professor emeritus. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, his daughters, Gretchen and Nora, and four grandchildren. Please remember John in your prayers. Irish eyes were truly smiling last March when Tom Sopko, while wintering in Florida, hosted a gathering of ND faithful that included ND’s legendary Heisman Trophy winner, Johnny Lujack ’48, All-American running back Angelo Dabiero ’62 and former athletic director and All-American basketball player Dick Rosenthal ’54. Joe Camara remains actively involved in trial work in the Chicago area. His practice is devoted to the defense of medical malpractice                                                                                                                            cases. Over the years he has received numerous awards recognizing his accomplishments as a skilled litigator. Joe frequently lectures on trial techniques and recently he spoke before a group of neurosurgeons in Agra, India. Currently he is Of Counsel to the Windy City firm of Brennan & Butler. Joe and his wife, Elyse Koren-Camara, have been married for 45 years. During the winter months, Bill Keck worked remotely in St. Petersburg FL for his Ohio law firm, Millikin & Fitton. Bill reports that his mother, Vera, is well and will soon be 103. She has lived through two pandemics, several wars and the Great Depression. Vera is an example of hope and inspiration for all of us these days. If you would like an update on reunion plans, drop me an email. Until next time, stay well. Go Irish. — John K. Plumb; jkplumb37@gmail.com


71 Road Trips

With the 50th anniversary of graduation in the rear-view mirror, congratulations are due many of you who have already reached, or are quickly approaching, your 50th wedding anniversary. Congratulations are also due to guys battling medical issues and coming through aggressive treatments on a positive note. Steve Zumbo, Canandaigua NY, Bob Bassett, Chicago, Jim Malloy, South Bend, and Pete Van Dyke, Savannah, and the girls were back on the road. This time to Northern California and the Pacific Coast, with a side trip to Santa Rosa and a visit with Pete’s mom. June and Don Kudas, McKeesport PA, caught up with Charlie Flynn on campus last fall. Fast forward to their winter trip south and they parlayed Charlie’s invite into a VIP dinner at his favorite Miami crab place. ND hosted the NCAA Fencing Championships this spring. That brought Barb and Herb Melton, Louisville, to town. Herb’s dad was Mike DeCicco’s coach way back when. It gave us a chance to catch up over dinner, without the football noise in the background. The fencing team captured their second national championship in a row, and 12th of all time. Retired Air Force Gen. Bob Latiff was on campus twice this spring. Once he participated in a roundtable event at the ND International Security Center on the topic of ethics and new weapons technologies. Then he launched his second book, Future Peace: Technology, Aggression, and the Rush to War, published by ND Press. Carol and Craig Williams, Dayton OH, were parents of the bride, Cara ’05, which provided an opportunity for an April visit and chance to catch up with Michele and Barry Pflum, and Sheri and Jack Samar, who had the longer drives from New Jersey and Virginia. Clem Driscoll continues to labor in the vineyard, in the sunny and temperate climate of Palos Verdes Estates CA. His firm is an industry leader providing marketing, consulting and research services for GPS and wireless products and services. Condolences to Bill Barz on the passing of his mother, Corinne. Bob McCarthy, Naples, passed away in April. A native of Chicago, a Badin resident and marketing major, Bob spent his career in the food industry as the president of Acosta Sales and Marketing, the largest North American consumer products sales agency. Condolences to Jeanne and the rest of their family. Retired Marine Corps Col. Mike Boyce passed away here in January. A resident of Marietta GA, Mike and Judy were at ND this academic year, participating in the one-year Inspired Leadership Initiative program. A resident of Farley and a sociology major, Mike was a 30-year career Marine and later in civilian life served as chairman of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners from 2016-20. Condolences to Judy and their extended family. If you are golfing on campus at the Warren Course later this summer or fall, look for starters Tim O’Connor and Jeff Gallagher. No deals on greens fees, but free advice on watering holes. Trudy and Jeff relocated here a few years back after a career running the family lumber yard and hardware operation in Larchwood IA. We will again host tailgates in the back yard, with delayed starts for the night games. — John Snider; 830 N. Saint Peter St., South Bend IN 46617-1936; res 571-217-8961; cell 312-860-1779; jlscpa@yahoo.com


71MBA On the Road Again

Now that things are opening a bit, more classmates are traveling. Robbie ’71MA and yours truly Jim Fackelman made a trip to California, including Disneyland, to spend spring break with grandchildren who live in Colorado. We visit them in Steamboat Springs several times a year. We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary in early April. Helena and Tony Strati sent me a message from Israel while on a trip that had been postponed for two years. They will be attending a couple of grandchildren’s weddings later this year in Oklahoma and New York. Tony corrected me on an error in my last post; they only have 11 grandchildren. Gray and Terry Walts are still in Atlanta and reported on frequent travel to visit their active grandkids in Minnesota and Kentucky. They got a chance to see the Kentucky Derby last year. Terry’s medical start-up obtained FDA approval to begin final clinical trials. Efrain Palaez is still in the Philippines and travels to his home in Spain twice a year. He hopes to make it back to the US later this year. He claims to be semi-retired. I always can count on Patricia and Rod Spear to stay in touch. Rod’s docent duties at the Snite Museum are picking up as local schools are back to taking tours. A new art museum will be ready in 2023. Several of us have recovered from minor bouts of COVID, and it’s always encouraging to report that all are in good health. I sure would like to hear from more of you. My contact info is below. — Jim Fackelman; 4635 Lakeview Circle, Slinger WI 53086; res 262-644-6245; cell 414-379-0968; jfackelman@alumni.nd.edu 


71JD Catching Up

I am saddened to report the death of our classmates Leo “Pops” Cox and Al Krenitsky, as well as Rev. Dave Link ’58, ’61JD, our teacher and former dean of the Law School. I also received a note from Fred McGrath, whose wife, Linda, passed away in January. Our prayers and condolences extend to all our Notre Dame classmates and their families. Despite the COVID pandemic, we had an excellent turnout for our 50-year Class of ’71 reunion, which took place at Notre Dame on the beautiful autumn weekend of Oct. 8-10, 2021. It was so good to see everyone again and to catch up on the stories of our lives. Our gathering included: Jim Aranda, Skip Beisenstein, Mike Brennan, Bryan Dunigan, Vince Ginestre, Gary Gottschlich, Mike Heaton, Ken Hoch, John Holgerson, Kathleen and Dennis Kelly, Fred Kuhar, Steve Kurowski, Tim McCarthy, Bob McMenamin, John Peddycord, Jim Rittinger, Ray Scotto, Bill Smoley, Nellie Vogel and Tim Westfall. We thank our Law School coordinators Tammye Radke Raster ’92JD, law alumni program manager, and Theresa Fry, marketing communications event coordinator, for their great assistance and hard work. Tammye Raster was able to have the exciting Virginia Tech football game beamed to a large screen television she had set up for our dinner at the Embassy Suites on Saturday evening. We all went home happy having witnessed a last-minute Irish victory. On Friday, several of us were able to play golf. We then gathered with our classmates, renewed old friendships and enjoyed a nice dinner in the Law School. On Saturday morning, Rev. William Dailey, CSC, ’94, ’00MDiv celebrated a Mass in the Law School’s St. Thomas More Chapel, where we remembered our 19 classmates who had died since graduation. After Mass, we received a tour of the new and renovated Law School and enjoyed seeing the amenities now provided for the students and teachers. Several of our group commented that the students would never see a city, county, state or federal courtroom appointed and maintained as are the facilities in the Law School. I want to thank Nellie Vogel for his extraordinary efforts in tracking down those who did not respond to our reunion invitation and for his collaboration on the reunion schedule. We hope you enjoyed meeting again and renewing acquaintances. It was a fun weekend. Please send me your news and keep us informed. My best regards to you. Stay healthy. Be well. Go Irish. — E. Bryan Dunigan; 19 S. LaSalle, Suite 1202, Chicago IL 60603; 312-857-2114; bdunigan@duniganlaw.com



72 Reunion Is Over

I hope you enjoyed the Reunion, which will have occurred by the time you receive this. These notes had to be submitted in April, well before the Reunion, so there is no Reunion news in this issue. My Kettering OH Alter High School classmate, Judy Lammers Imhoff ’72SMC, informed me that her husband Buz Imhoff died on Feb. 1. Our condolences to Judy and their two daughters. As a student, he was a Badin Hall president and played baseball. After graduation, Buz served five years in the Navy as a surface warfare officer and later in intelligence in London. He earned a master’s in international relations from the U of Southern California in 1977 and obtained his law degree in 1979 from the U of Wisconsin-Madison. After practicing 25 years in California, he became a senior vice president at American Financial Group, Great American Insurance, in Cincinnati. Judy and Buz attended the October wedding in Chicago of a son of their good friends, Christy and Steve Grazzini, and had brunch with Joe Grossestreuer and wife Vicki Welp ’72SMC in the Chicago suburb of Downers Grove. When Buz and Judy, Phil Glotzbach, Gary Ireton and my wife, Ann, and I, attended our high school’s 50-year reunion, the principal reception was hosted by our classmate Larry Connor, now famous for piloting Axiom Mission 1 to the International Space Station in April. James Wittling (Thrill) passed in 2021 without an obituary in South Bend, where he worked as a family therapist. As a student he had gone to Innsbruck. Jack Kenny passed on March 24 in Buffalo NY, where he had grown up. After getting his master’s in education, he taught and was involved in administration at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, retiring in 2010, and as an adjunct at Canisius College through 2020. He supported Just Buffalo Literary Center and was active in the Pundit Club of Buffalo, a men’s literary group. He was a self-taught guitar player. Our condolences to his wife, Nancy, and daughter, Margaret. Let us pray for each other, living and deceased, to the Mother of Holiness. — Jim Thunder; thundergroup@alumni.nd.edu 


72MBA Did I See You at Reunion?

About the only real news I have this time is that I’m happy to report no recent deaths in our class. I pray that trend continues but I do expect more news next issue. As I write this, it’s about six weeks until our 50th reunion. As you read it, the Reunion was about six weeks ago. I sincerely hope to have seen many of you as we joined the 50 Year Club. Alas, if you weren’t there, you won’t be able to read about the festivities until October. (I believe that may have been the only time I’ve used the word “alas” in anything I’ve ever written.) Until next time, God bless every one of you. — Alex McLellan; 913-991-0944;



72JD Class SecretaryChris Schraff;

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


73 Griffin as Grand Marshal

Our 50th reunion is just a year away. President Jim Hunt is looking for volunteers to join our committee. The goal is to make this the best 50th reunion of all time with the largest class attendance. Contact Mike Hansen at the information below if you can help or have ideas or suggestions. We will be utilizing our class website for current information. The 50th year will start out with a reunion of our senior class football players at the California game. Organizing this event are Jim O’Malley, Jim Bulger, Jim Roolf and Tyrone Robinson. Everyone from the class is welcome to attend. We are also securing two top speakers for our class dinners. You cannot afford to miss this reunion. John Griffin enjoyed the highlight of his stellar legal career serving as the grand marshal of the 67th annual Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade. John is a retired justice of the Illinois Appellate Court and currently an arbitrator and moderator and has been very active in Chicago Irish organizations. Kudos to Lloyd Sullivan for sending me this information and for representing our class at the Friday dinner honoring John. Robert Dempsey recently received the highest honor given in world neurosurgery, the World Federation of Neurological Societies Medal of Honor. Bob is the chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the U of Wisconsin and one of the world’s leading neurosurgeons. I heard from Ray Mohrman, whose son Stephen was a close friend of my son Eric at Illinois Wesleyan. Ray, a retired physician, reports that three of his children graduated from ND and he and his wife, Karen, are enjoying their 10 grandchildren. He keeps in close contact with Mike Burns, who is still involved in the family business in Akron OH, even though he has relocated to Tampa FL. Dick Murphy retired from his Chicago law practice and his wife, Marti Burns Murphy, enjoyed a long teaching career. Bob (Duck) McDonald lives in Palm Coast FL. He was the child support director in Stark County OH. Living outside the Boston area are Nancy and Val Madden. Val has retired from engineering and consulting in the power generation industry. Mary and Paul Euell have a home care agency for the elderly in New Jersey. Their son Chris was a star baseball player for the Irish. Paul O’Connor lives in Durham NC and taught journalism at UNC. John Williams retired from accounting and moved from Sioux City IA to Scottsdale AZ. Gary Caruso still works for Homeland Security in Washington DC. Pam King is busy as usual sharing a recent Zoom call with former roommates Julaine Brophy Brent ’73SMC, Jennie Lysaught Hull and Kris Kans Carr. They will attend our 50th. Alan Hart invites all players to his beautiful home course of Northwood Country Club in Meridian MS. Alan, who is the youngest member of our class to shoot his age four years ago and who has duplicated this feat many times, would be an excellent host on one of the best courses in Mississippi. Close to Joliet IL, Joe Tapajna plays at Olympia Fields CC (host of the 2003 US Open, won by Jim Furyk) and The Dunes Club in New Buffalo MI, the original Mike Keiser creation. I’ll have more courses in the next column. Call your friends about the reunion. Keep sending me news. — Michael W. Hansen; 3013 Sanctuary Court, Joliet IL 60435; cell 815-212-3661; mikehansen@mikehansenlaw.com


73MBA Happy 49th Graduation 

Wishing classmates and your families a very happy 49th graduation anniversary. I am happy to represent our class in the Notre Dame alumni office and Notre Dame Magazine. Gus Brown shares that he went to Florida to visit his brother as a break to COVID confinement. I have received no other input for this issue. As 2022 is the eve year of our 50th graduation celebration, I am looking forward to responses from our classmates over the next two years to capture your legacy message in this magazine. Please send me your responses and updated email addresses. If you have not written in some time, please share your legacy stories with us. I look forward to hearing from you soon. You are always welcome to visit us in Southern California. — Thomas Jindra; tajindra@charter.net


73JD A Serendipitous Find

I thought I might be unable to report anything new this month, but an item in the New York Times regarding the passing of a former Alabama football player who was severely injured in a game many years ago led me to connect with Bob Burgdorf, who was quoted in the piece. (No, I do not look for items for this column in the Times’ obits!) A bit of sleuthing led to an exchange of emails and, instead of lacking anything to write about, I was overwhelmed with material. An article in the Notre Dame Magazine in 2017 is great place to start learning about his career, but his website, “Burgdorf on Disability Rights,” is interesting as both a legal resource and historical reference point. A high point of his career was the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, about which his role is difficult to describe since I am constrained by his one request: that I do not “overplay or underplay it.”  I can only direct you to a piece on the his website, “Who really wrote the ADA?” and to the fact that he is generally credited by many as the author of the original bill that would become the Act. He is retired from, and has emeritus status at, the U of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. Bob is married to Dr. Andi Farbman, the retired Executive Director of the American Music Therapy Association, and they live in Silver Spring MD.  However, the big surprise in my research is that Bob is apparently very proud of his large collection of locks and keys — perhaps he will provide us with the story behind this unusual hobby for a future edition. On another note, 50 years ago we were finishing up our second year, many off to summer clerkships and we were all starting to think in real terms about life after graduation. More on reunions next time. Paul Reagan; 16527 Heron Coach Way, Ft. Meyers FL 33908; cell 847-915-9796; pvreagan@gmail.com


74 We Enter a New Age Decade

Cheers, good health and congratulations to all in our class who have celebrated a birthday in a new decade. It is hard to believe. Let’s start with Mike Mohrman, who wrote for the first time after being an ardent reader. Thanks, Mike. He says he was a 1971 transfer and one of four student coordinators of the near-10,000-student ND/SMC Neighborhood Study Help Program. He stated that ND lost a beautiful person and his best friend at ND when Hon. Diana Lewis ’74, ’82JD passed away from a stroke last year. Diana was a 1972 transfer and sociology major. She became a successful litigator and was elected to the 15th Judicial Circuit Court in Florida. She served on various boards, including the ND Law School Advisory Council, Board of Trustees and as a fellow for the University, among many other Catholic boards. Diana shared many a breakfast in South Dining Hall with Mike which leaves him with fond memories. While some may be tired of the POG stories, I must note that Jim Whalen is very faithful in sending me his golf news, so I pass it along. If you wish for more classmate news, you must send it in. And speaking of POG, Jim has invited me as the first female to join their illustrious group for 2023, and he said I get my own sleeping quarters. Generous indeed. Our class president Jerry Samieago joined for the first time this year. They played the 2022 POG April 18 in Destin FL. They had 20 boys who enjoyed a week of golf, pool/spa time, old stories, adult beverages, dinners and beach time. They kicked it off with an annual burger and brat dinner. This is the largest group ever assembled for the annual POG MO THON. History continues to be made. The usual suspects will be listed in the fall column, with color commentary since Jim McCarthy is always listed as the “Phantom” with the POG crowd, and E. Tim Daro insists he is the Phantom. There will be a challenge of some sort at the next reunion. What that challenge is, Daro has yet to determine. Hopefully our illustrious class president Jerry Samaniego survived this year’s POG, and he tells of summer plans to Spain and Portugal. Although he states he only has reservations in Barcelona, he and his wife will be going elsewhere by trains, planes and automobiles. COVID stopped travel plans for many, and the opportunity to get out there and enjoy again has accelerated for more than a few of our classmates. Jerry also tells of his future retirement. He started his business at 38 and believes it’s time to pass the baton to his son, who has more than earned the privilege of running the business. And no one wants to pass away at their work desk. So, while those who are still working ponder what we would do in retirement other than continually travel (which is exciting at first, yet not sustainable), Jerry is considering piano lessons, charitable work, playing the harmonica, prison ministry and more travel. Jim Hynan who handles the Senior Alumni group for the ND Club of Chicago is working to gather classmates in the Windy City for a mini get-together this summer. And Mike Kemp ’75 noticed in our column that folks were trying to track down classmate Mike Martin. Mike ’74 and Mike ’75 were co-captains of the wrestling team in ’72-73. Rumor has it that Martin is managing a resort in Colorado. So, Mike Martin, if that is true, please reach out to your former captain. And kudos to Frank Murnane, who keeps track and is the first to shout out to members of our class when their birthdays arrive. Very nice. Frank is a true POG alumnus. I wonder why those POG names came to be. Do I want to know how all those nicknames came about? I am curious, but not that curious. Dear classmates, please stay healthy, soak up the moments of life while we are able, and write a few notes on the what, where and why of your lives. We want to hear from you. Visit me when you are in Chicago. — Dede Lohle Simon; 440 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago; dedersimon@gmail.com


74MBA Masters Golf and More

Once again, there were no communications from classmates. So, you are about to read another chapter from the travels of Jack and Helen. In late February, we ventured to Southwestern Florida, specifically Bonita Springs, about 10 miles north of Naples. We had never stayed in that area of Florida before. The weather was terrific, mid-to-high 80s each day with sunny skies. Another couple, friends from Michigan, joined us while we were there. Together, we explored Naples, Bonita Springs and Ft. Myers, including an air boat ride in Everglades City, a visit to the Naples Zoo, several trips to Ft. Myers Beach and other daily excursions. The trip was fantastic up until the day before we were to return home. In short, I ended up in the Naples Community Hospital for two and a half days with a severe bout of vertigo. I had never had vertigo before, and it was not a pleasant experience. However, we were able to return to Michigan a few days later. About a month after we got home from Florida, we set out for Augusta GA and the Masters Golf Tournament. Helen’s friend Carole lives about two miles from the golf course, so we had a convenient and friendly place to stay. We attended the tournament Thursday through Sunday. What a great experience: flowers in bloom, perfectly manicured grounds, a staff of employees full of that great southern hospitality and the world’s best golfers. While we were there, old friend and classmate Charlie Lanktree arranged a few extra perks for us that made our stay even better. Many thanks to Charlie. My advice: put the Masters golf tournament on your list of things to do. Helen is not a golfer, but the thrill of attending a major athletic event and the beautiful surroundings of Augusta National made the trip worthwhile for both of us. That’s the latest news from the Burnett family. Let me hear from you. All it takes is an email or phone call to let me know what you are doing in your continuing work environment or in retirement. 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 Kudos

Clark Arrington has been admitted to the Cooperative Hall of Fame. Stay well. — Joe O’Reilly; cell 502-649-6955; joe.oreilly34@icloud.com


75 Nuclear Option

Kevin Smith shared four decades of news, reporting from Hendersonville KY and Ooltewah TN. With his nuclear engineering degree, he spent 27 years working in nuclear power, radioactive waste treatment and environmental remediation. In 2003, he helped found a marketing proposal development company. Now he is an avid golfer and recently celebrated 32 years of marriage to wife Marilyn. He is an active volunteer with the North Carolina Council on Economic Education and ND clubs in Knoxville and the Western Carolinas. He organized the alumni tailgate party for the 2015 Clemson game, which included a hurricane. Mike Gearin of Seattle wrote that we lost a special classmate, Bill Donahue of Kaneohe HI, last September. He and Mike went through Navy ROTC together, then Bill joined the Marine Corps, where he attained the rank of major. Eventually Bill became a teacher in Hawaii. Bill is survived by four sons: John, Michael, Liam and James, all loyal ND fans. Marcos Ronquillo of Dallas has been honored by Acquisition International Magazine as Texas’ Leading Hispanic Business Arbitration and Litigation Attorney. With his GWU law degree, he has been practicing law for 43 years and is a partner in his own firm. He has received numerous awards from bar associations and civic groups during his career and has served on the boards of the Smithsonian National Campaign Steering Committee and JP Morgan Chase. Please continue to send me your news. Thanks. — Norm Bower; 3946 Fernwood Ave., Davenport IA 52807; 563-349-0469; normbower@mchsi.com


75MBA Class Secretary Jim Ouimet;

215-862-3080; jimouimet@comcast.net


75JD Summer Notes

Fifty years ago this month, we were prospective 1Ls with the late-August orientation just around the corner. In that calm-before-the-storm summer, the rule against perpetuities, force majeure, ab initio, estoppel, legatee, misfeasance, and other legal nuggets had not yet taken up residence in our brains. Today, the cranial headspace is more likely populated by website passwords, grandchildren’s birthdays, cholesterol counts, Wordle tricks and perhaps the location of a parked car. Life marches on. Mary Joan Hoene retired from her NYC law firm last year. After graduation, she clerked for a federal district court judge in Miami, then practiced there until moving to NYC to join another law firm. In 1985, she moved to Washington DC for a senior role in the Division of Investment Management at the SEC. She subsequently returned to NYC as general counsel for the asset management group of a large broker-dealer. From there, she worked for two insurance companies before returning to private practice, moving next into an independent chief compliance officer position with mutual fund families affiliated with a major bank, and then back to private practice. She is an independent director of a closed end fund and a consultant on some matters but is delighted to be otherwise free. I enthusiastically endorse her belief that this is an ideal time in our lives to be generous to NDLS, as our law school experience was so important in the direction of our lives and careers. Mary Joan recently connected with Planned Giving at the University on ways to relate her policy interests to scholarship and program support at the Law School, noting there are various ways to assist now or as a legacy to maintain this unique institution. Ann Williams, of counsel in Jones Day’s Chicago office, has been honored with The Women in Law Initiative’s 2021 Justitia Award for her lifetime achievements in promoting the rule of law around the world. The organization is based in Austria and strives to connect women and male allies in all fields of law, and offers a platform to discuss current issues, learn from each other and network across industry sectors and borders. Ann was recognized with the Lifetime Award at the International Conference on Contemporary Issues for Women in Law, which took place virtually in September, along with US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Slovakian President Zuzana Čaputová. After a long career with Delta Airlines, Ken Klatt is enjoying retirement in Atlanta. He is of counsel to a small firm, working very part time, which leaves substantial opportunity for other pursuits. He and Kathy live minutes away from their three children and five grandchildren. From photos popping up on his Facebook page, it seems Dogwood City has not diminished Ken’s devotion to the Chicago Cubs. Work commitments and family life keep Steve Botsford busy. Real estate deals in California have been a staple for Steve over the last 20 years, and he is also working on a medical project. Maryland basketball coach Kevin Willard filled his final assistant coach vacancy last spring with former Seton Hall assistant and associate head coach Grant Billmeier, son of Lisa and Bob Billmeier. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, except for a win over BYU. When the Irish prevail in October, it will make loud noise in Marcus Freeman’s first season. Karen and I have had a hotel reservation in Sin City for months, eagerly awaiting the Shamrock Series weekend. If you are coming out for the game, let me know and perhaps we can plan a get-together. Go Irish. — Frederick Giel; fggiel@gmail.com


76 Celebrating Together

The University is recognizing the 50th anniversary of coeducation throughout 2022. Interviews with twin ’76 Golden Girls Denise Crowley Brenner and Donna Crowley Campbell were part of the video commemorating coeducation shown at UND nights around the country. Their experiences were also featured in ND Works Quarterly. On the 76th day of the year, Chris Bury, Bill Delaney and David Szymanski hosted our second annual St. Patrick’s Day ReZOOMion. Some 45 classmates enjoyed three lively sessions. Bill practices and teaches commercial, bankruptcy and insolvency law in Rhode Island. David retired after 20 years as a probate judge in Michigan and has been providing mediation services for the past 10 years. In April, he officiated at the marriage of his daughter in Islamorada FL after earning his minister credentials online. More gatherings are planned for 2022. We have reserved a Class of ’76 block of rooms for the Oct. 8 Shamrock Series game vs. BYU at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Booking link, expiring Aug. 15, is https://book.passkey.com/go/MUND22. Our campus minireunion is the following weekend for the Stanford game and will feature a Friday gathering, Saturday tailgate, Sunday Mass and butterfly release for our deceased classmates. Contact Debi Dell for tickets in the class block, and to participate in readings or music for the events. Many thanks to Bob Quakenbush for his extraordinary efforts as our communication guru. Check out our Facebook page and website, which he updates regularly with information about our activities. More classmates have joined those already retired. Becky Banasiak Code retired from Ohio U after teaching anatomy to medical students for over 20 years. Bob McQuade, VP of HR at Notre Dame for 17 years, retired June 30 after a long career in human resources. Exec VP Shannon Cullinan ’93 noted “his gift for building partnerships across the University has enhanced the development and well-being of our faculty and staff.” Nancy Brenner Sinnott was commissioned to weave the centerpiece of a new exhibit at the History Museum in South Bend. Her original fabric art piece combines fibers from around the globe with crystals woven into a 3-D world map. There is one crystal for every country represented in the current student body. Frank Fransioli and spouse Eileen McGinnity shared stories of travels to Britain during the pandemic. After arriving in November 2020 for a two-month stay, the Home Office (like our State Department) paid them surprise visits to check passports and called daily to confirm adherence to quarantine rules. Despite the massive shut down, the couple got creative in accessing the local fare, including walk-up takeaway beers. They also narrow-boated along the Grand Union Canal and circumnavigated the Isle of Wight, mostly on foot. We mourn the passing of several classmates and celebrate their lives. Sean McDonald passed away after successfully leading his family’s Cleveland-based business, Stretch Tape Inc., for more than 30 years. Our condolences to spouse Melanie and children Felicia, Breen and Ian. Tom Cassidy succumbed to a brief battle with cancer in Albany NY. He studied at the Sorbonne before transferring to ND and graduating with our class. He traveled the world in the hospitality business before dedicating his time as a stay-at-home parent. His spouse, Nancy, and children Thomas and Elizabeth survive. Ernie Torriero, an award-winning editor and journalist, died in February from COVID-19 in Washington DC. His long and accomplished career took him all over the world. He is survived by spouse Antje and twin sons Andreas and Julius. Tony Hains passed away from gastric cancer in Milwaukee, where he taught psychology at UW-Milwaukee. After retirement, he followed his passion and published several horror novels. Our condolences to spouse Ann and daughter Anastasia. We also mourn the loss of Robyn Smith Hammond. Please send news by July 15. — Shelley Muller Simon; 573-268-3690; ssimon823@gmail.com


76MBA A Mayor in Our Class?

Well actually, the mayor is not a classmate, but the daughter of a classmate. Willis Smith reports their youngest daughter, Kelly, has been elected mayor of Centralia WA. Alta and Snoopy are very proud of her. You can reach Snoopy at snoopyalta@comcast.net. Larry Overland reports another reason to celebrate ND Magazine’s 50th anniversary. It is the same number Sheryl and Larry have been married. Their wedding took place in the Basilica in August 1972. The wedding was celebrated by Rev. Thomas Blantz, CSC, ’57, ’63, who was rector of Zahm Hall when Larry was a freshman. Four children and six grandchildren later, all is well. Father Blantz has written the definitive history book of Notre Dame, The University of Notre Dame: A History (Notre Dame Press, 2020). Larry highly recommends the book. Larry can be reached at loverlan@suffolk.edu. God bless. — Mike Norris; text 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 Serving Others, Having Grandkids

Both the 50th anniversary of coeducation and Reunion 45 events at the University are now epic memories, especially welcome after two pandemic years. Stories will be in the next issue. We are all tremendously grateful to Reunion 45 committee members and chairs who made our reunion a success. Hon. Joe Donnelly ’77, ’81JD, former US senator from Indiana, was sworn in on Feb. 15 at the South Bend Federal Courthouse as the US Ambassador to the Holy See after confirmation by the US Senate in January. Joe and his wife, Jill Truitt Donnelly ’80JD, have been married for over 40 years, have two children and a grandchild, and have now moved to their new home in Italy. Carol Latronica is featured in a Golden is Thy Fame YouTube video that explores the impact of pioneer undergraduate women at the University as part of the 50th anniversary of coeducation programs. Chuck Patton sent greetings to fellow Sorinites from the classes of 1974-78 with wishes for a happier and healthier 2022. Chuck and his wife, Liz, are enjoying retired life in the San Francisco Bay Area while raising two beautiful granddaughters, Ella, 7, and Kaila, 5. Barb Boylan organized the ND Club of Greater Boston’s Winter Walk on Feb. 13 to raise money and awareness for the homeless. Susan and Guy Wroble and their therapy dogs, Hathaway, and Nella, were recognized by Children’s Hospital of Colorado for their 10 years of volunteer service in the Prescription Pet Program. Rev. Anne Dilenschneider PhD was asked to serve on the diversity, inclusion and community engagement committee of the Global Education Institute (GEI) for the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), as one of 12 global healthcare providers. Patricia (Patter) Sheeran Birsic was busy planning the in-person National Pancreatic Foundation Gala in Pittsburgh in April; husband Tom Birsic ’76 received the NPF Lifetime Achievement Award. Glori and Nick Winnike went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land after Easter and offered up their prayers for the Class of ’77. Bonita Bradshaw co-authored Black, Brown and White: Stories Straight Outta Compton, available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and the ND Hammes Bookstore. Bonita was invited to appear on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in May. Michael Greaney’s newest book, The Greater Reset, is available on Amazon and Tan. Yours truly, Virginia (Ginger) McGowan Bishop, and Daniel Bishop welcomed our first grandchild, Donald Laurence Wilgus II, son of Victoria Bishop and her husband, Rhemy Wilgus, on Jan. 26. As our daughter was admitted to the ER under her maiden name, her son’s nametag originally read, “Donald Bishop,” which would’ve pleased his great-grandfather, Don Bishop. Tom and Marianne Morgan Harris entered the grandparents club when their youngest child, Lynne, gave birth to Gabriel Anthony Baker on Feb. 13. Janet Spillman Noble and Roy Noble welcomed Eloise Ruth Noble in February. She joined big brother Henry and big sister Madelyn. Caroline Short and husband Joe Torsella welcomed a second grandson, Reid Thomas Henry, who joined big brother Logan in March. Donna and Terry Sullivan welcomed a fourth grandchild, Jack Sullivan, into the Sullivan clan in April. We are heartbroken by the deaths of our classmates who lost long battles against illness. Dr. David Schaub fought with courage and is survived by his wife, Patricia, his daughter Kathryn (Dimitri) Vallis, his son-in-law, and his granddaughter, Leila. With heavy hearts, we learned that our classmate, attorney Natial Amadeo, passed away in February, leaving behind wife Jane, six children — Natailie, Anthony (Stephanie), Molly (John), Andrew, Ashleigh (fiancé Joseph) and Jane — and several grandchildren. Deepest condolences also go out to former University Associate Director of Graduate Business Career Services Jim Sullivan and his wife, Laurie, and family on the loss of their beloved son Daniel Sullivan; to Patty Coogan Wyle, whose mother Edith Kennedy Coogan passed away; to Kathy Krauss Zerda on the loss of her sister Carol; to Dave Caron, and his wife, Deborah MacKellar, on the passing of her mother, Rhoda Robertson MacKellar. Rest in peace in God’s loving care, to all our beloved. — Virginia McGowan Bishop; res 847-291-7510; classof1977@alumni.nd.edu 


77MBA Greetings

I am still working and have enjoyed a full house for the past six months. Both sons moved home. Charlie is sales director for Illinois and Wisconsin for Canteen Vodka Soda/Cantina Tequila Soda, and George is supervisor for DHL at O’Hare. So, I get the driveway shoveled, the grass mowed and two sons who join me in the duck blind and on the golf course. Their mother is happy and bakes chocolate chip cookies whenever they ask. Steve Sturtz and I visit every several months. His calls bring back memories. He still takes to the mountains in the US and Canada to maintain his ski instructor certification. I hope all are well. — Alan J. Fisher; alan@churchfisherlaw.com


77JD Guardian of Life Award

Chaplain Dale Recinella and his wife, Susan, recently traveled to Rome to receive the inaugural Guardian of Life Award from the Pontifical Academy for Life. The award honors those who have distinguished themselves in support of the protection and promotion of human life. It has been 30 years since Dale left his first career as a Wall Street finance attorney to minister to those in need alongside Susan and with the support of their children. A near-death experience, with questions about the best use of God’s gifts, led Dale and Susan to simplify their lives and to serve the least of our brothers and sisters in keeping with Matthew 25. Dale serves as lay chaplain to inmates of Florida’s death row, the largest in the United States. Dan Snyder, formerly a prosecuting attorney, has been practicing since 1988 in a small firm in Portland OR as a plaintiffs’ employment attorney and as a civil rights attorney representing hearing impaired and deaf clients who are denied access to auxiliary aids. Dan has chaired the Oregon State Bar Pro Bono Committee. Dan also uses his talents as a part-time silversmith. Gina Wilkinson continues to practice as a solo bankruptcy attorney in Michigan City IN. We met for lunch at Rohr’s at ND, and we enjoyed catching up so much that we want to hear from classmates in the area who would like to schedule lunch at ND or in Michigan City. Marianne and Paul Smith ’76 have decided it is time to branch out from travel to Phoenix to visit their sons’ families with a springtime Rhine River cruise and with plans for many more destinations in the future. I would love to get news and updated contact information from our retired classmates. I will be making random calls for news in the next couple months. — Janey Bennett; 50850 Tarrington Way, Granger IN 46530; 574-298-9251; bus 574-243-4100; jbennett@maylorber.com 



78 Soak up the Summer

Greetings fellow members of the class with class! Hope you are enjoying life wherever you are. Summer has those distinctive aromas — sunscreen, charcoal, salt air, freshly cut grass. They bring us back to our childhood — and let them! Happy memories are the best! Let’s get to the news! Cathy and Bill “Beefsteak” Reifsteck and the rest of their family have made it so far without contracting COVID. All through this, we have been modifying our house to be accessible for us in our later age and to make it maintenance-free as best we can. I really enjoy doing the construction work and as I write this I am waiting for the sun to come up enough to start roofing the last section of the front porch. Bill enjoyed sitting on the porch watching the Fourth of July fireworks. Cathy and Bill enjoyed dinner with Beth and John Delaney when they were in the Philly area last from California. Regina and Nace Mullen also attended. In February, Alumni Hall Dogs Dennis Doughty, Jim Wendel, Chris Dugan, John Horan, Tom Coryn, Randy Heimbuch, Brian Cronin and Pete Haley gathered at Doughty’s South Bend townhome for a weekend of merriment that included Irish hockey and basketball games. Bob March and Ann Combs, each of whom lives in South Bend, joined the group for the big Saturday night dinner. We will probably know by the time we are reading this if Vicki Lopez was successful in her run for a state senate seat in Florida. Don “Dancing Bear” Smail and Jim “Souls” Coyne reunited on campus for the Alumni Association Leadership Conference in April. A highlight was a visit to the home of our class president, Pat Flynn, and his wife, Maura. The ND “museum” in Pat’s basement was truly fascinating. Mike Staub and Pat Scanlon (now living in South Bend) were taking part as ND Senior Alumni Board Regional Directors and were part of one of the many workshops during the weekend. Mike and Pat also enjoyed some Blue-Gold Game tailgating with Don Smail, Mike Hussey and Jim “Souls” Coyne. Don and Jim ran into Anne Combs and Mary Flannery in the recently redesigned Rohr’s in the Morris Inn. Mike Hellinghouser spent the night at the Nace Mullen compound in Philadelphia in April. Both men reported that it was great catching up and reminiscing. The Nace Mullen family won the “Best Dressed Family” award at Philadelphia’s Easter parade. It’s not too early to begin thinking about our 45th Reunion, set for June 2023! Start making your plans, especially if this will be the first Reunion you attend. You know who you are! 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. Please remember in your prayers those who have died, including Pete Harrington and the mother of Mary Emich. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace. Stay in touch! Reach out and share! Enjoy your summer! — Jim “Souls” Coyne; 1801 Butler Pike, Apt. 20, Conshohocken PA 19428; 267-847-8808; jcoyne@cohs.com


78MBA Class Secretary Mamie Anthoine Ney;

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


78JD Judicial Education

Judge James M. Varga joined the faculty for Education Conference 2022 in April and June. Sponsored by the Illinois Supreme Court Judicial College, all judges in Illinois must attend this continuing legal education seminar held every two years. In past conferences, he has taught various topics of evidence. This year, he taught Trial Objections to Expert Testimony. In another course, Civil Law Updates, faculty presented one of his jury trials that awarded $8 million against the defendant who sexually assaulted the plaintiff. The legal twist in the case: neither the defendant nor his attorneys participated in the jury trial. The appellate court and Supreme Court affirmed his ruling that they had intentionally abandoned the jury trial. The Supreme Court reversed the appellate court and affirmed his judgment upon the amount of punitive damages. Send me news and memories. — Vincent R. Johnson; 210-431-2131; vjohnson@stmarytx.edu


79 Pondering Options

I hope you are enjoying your Medicare year as you are forced to ponder and decipher your health and long-term care options. Val (Stefani) Cahill lives in Elmhurst IL with her husband, Hal, and works for the YMCA. She is happy when she sees her granddaughter, Frances Diana, and her grandsons. Jeni (Joy) and Mark Madden live in the DC area, where Mark is a doctor and Jeni publishes the Durable Human News with information about resilience and coping with tech-induced stress, with a special focus on children, teens and young adults. Stan Bernat, who lives outside of Cleveland with his wife Lisa, is the Ohio Valley regional director on the ND Senior Alumni Board. Charlie Lick retired from his work as an ER doctor but continues to work part-time as an EMS medical director. He and his wife, Jenny, live in the Minneapolis area and have two daughters and a son. They are new grandparents to Beatrice Eloise (Trixie), who lives in the DC area with their daughter Sara and her husband. Son Michael and daughter Maggie live in Minnesota. Steve Simmerman, who lives in Phoenix with his wife, Sheila, reports that he is not retired, but he started a new job this year leading the global partner program for Locus Robotics. Their daughter Stefanie and her family live close, which gives Steve a chance to spend time with his three grandsons. He has taken the eldest to a few ND football games. Their son Kip also is in the Phoenix area. The youngest, Casey, lives in Chicago. At a game last fall, Steve connected with Keenan roommate Charlie Burt, who lives in Endicott NY with his wife, Kathy, and continues to work as an engineer. Jerry Wills moved from St. Louis to the Charleston SC area. Sorin roommate Kevin Coughlin visited him while heading to the Masters in Augusta GA. Jerry gets together with another Sorin roommate, Tim Bott, who lives in Hilton Head SC. Kevin retired after 33 years as an orthopedic surgeon. He coaches cross country and track at the Catholic high school near his home in the Finger Lakes NY. Remember Tony Pace and his wife, Ellen, daughter Liz and son Leo, along with his mother and siblings, in your prayers. Tony died in February. In addition to spending time with his family, Tony built a distinguished career in advertising. He received his MBA from Wharton and opened his own marketing consultancy, Cerebral Graffiti, after a long career as chief marketing officer for Subway, and with Young & Rubicam and McCann Erickson. He also led the Marketing Accountability Standards Board and chaired the Association of National Advertisers. Also remember in your prayers Gary Ryniak, his wife, Diane, daughters Hannah, Jen and Sarah, son Joe, grandchildren Quinn and Nora, his mother and siblings Richard ’76 and Michael ’85. Gary died in November in Michigan. He earned a master’s degree from the U of Michigan and taught science and math. He enjoyed spending time with his family and wowed his kids and grandkids with stories, trivia and science-based magic tricks. Gary is most remembered for devoting his life to practicing agape, the self-sacrificing, unconditional love for other people. Write to tell me about your retirement or grandkids. — 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 Father Dave

The sad news about the passing last fall of our beloved dean, Rev. David Link ’58, ’61JD, generated several touching messages and remembrances from our classmates. Ed Foley lit a candle in his honor at the Grotto and commented that we were fortunate to have had him attend and say Mass at our Reunion in 2019. Recall Father Dave said he was especially proud of our class because we were the first class he selected as the Law School dean. Paula Fulks commented that he was a “complex man who led our law school in complex times, and that the reputation of our alma mater was burnished by his service.” Ray Biagini, Rob Carsello, Ron Crump, Jim Kelley, Doug Kenyon, Ray Marvar, Greg Murphy and Jim Schultz expressed similar sentiments. Beyond that, I had occasional contacts with a few of you over the past year. Terry Karnaze mentioned she is proud as a peacock (well, Jayhawk) with her undergraduate alma mater, U of Kansas, winning the NCAA basketball championship this year. I had a nice visit in Seattle with Mary Murtaugh last October. She ventured west to visit a brother who lives there, and (she said) to catch up with me, too. Such the diplomat. Anyway, she is doing well and continuing her adjustment to being retired. The same goes with Kathy Gallogly Cox, who retired at the end of 2021 after decades of service as a trial court judge in Baltimore County MD. She said she also gets “unretired” from time to time to serve as a mediator or as a specially assigned judge on the “tough” ones. And Rose Gill Kenyon said she will be retiring at the end of this year after a long career in employment law in Raleigh NC. She said it was especially interesting (and tiring) the last two years dealing with contentious issues like dealing with employees who want or don’t want to wear a mask, get vaccinated, work remotely or generally comply with the evolving COVID rules in North Carolina. Rose also said she was able to visit with Dan Flanagan at a continuing education conference in Florida last year. She said Dan remains as upbeat as ever. Dan took a job with Montana Power after graduation. Then, following some energy related acquisitions, Dan was transferred to South America and spent most of his career there. He has now returned to Montana and is very happy there. And finally, I had a nice email exchange with Dillon (Dalton) Costa a few months ago. She and her husband, Tom Costa ’80, are enjoying life and family matters in Philadelphia. Their son, Robert Costa ’08, became a national celebrity by hosting Washington Week on PBS for several years. Then he stepped down to write a bestselling book with Bob Woodward on the Trump presidency. Over and out for now. — Daniel F. McNeil; 1001 NW Lovejoy, Unit 205, Portland OR 97209; 503-539-9188; mcneil.daniel12@gmail.com