50 A Positive Attitude About Life

Lee Handwerker ’75 emailed to inform me about the passing of Rev. Robert J. Hofstetter, age 94, on July 7 and shared a moving tribute: “Four years after leaving Notre Dame he was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Nashville. In 68 years of active ministry, he taught at Father Ryan High School in Nashville, was director for many years at Camp Marymount in Fairview, and was pastor at parishes in Nashville, Oak Ridge, Knoxville, Signal Mountain, Chattanooga, and Newport. Father Bob never aged. He looked the same throughout the years. He never retired either. Ten days before his death he presided at Mass at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Newport where he was pastor. Even though he was a Monsignor he wanted to be called Father because he felt Monsignor was just a title whereas Father implied a relationship with his parish. Earlier this year he wrote a letter to the editor, which appeared in the spring 2022 edition [of this publication]. Father Bob was appreciative ‘for the many times that I have found inspiration for homilies in Notre Dame Magazine.’ Father Hofstetter touched, and enhanced, countless lives in middle and east Tennessee. A great man. A greater priest.” From the University, I learned that William E. Leonard, age 96, passed away on April 17 in Huntsville AL. Bill served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II and, after graduating from ND, worked for 30 years for the Department of the Army at U.S. Army Missile Command. In retirement, he worked with his wife as a designer and consultant at Leonard Art and became very involved in the local art community. His other interests included activities with the Knights of Columbus and Ancient Order of Hibernians. Bill is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marcia, six children, and four grandchildren. Robert F. Hochman died on June 24 (age 94) in the Atlanta area. Bob was a “Triple Domer,” earning a BS, MS, and PhD at ND between 1950 and 1959. During that same period, he still had time to serve his country (US Army) during the Korean Conflict. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution provided details about his later professional life: “Bob accepted a teaching position at Georgia Institute of Technology [and, while there], helped develop the School of Materials Science and Engineering. He served as associate director and director of the metallurgical program; he mentored and advised graduate students and persistently attained technological projects and grants to help advance and bring recognition to the school of Materials Science and Engineering. In 1991, Bob received The Distinguished Professor Award [and, in] 2008, he received the Dean’s Appreciation Award [both from GaTech].” Over the years, Bob served as a lector at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Saint Benedict Catholic Church, and Saint Brigid Catholic Church. He loved golfing and was a patron of the Atlanta Symphony. Bob’s wife, Carolyn, predeceased him but he is survived by two children, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Robert G. Ruetz, of Omaha, died on June 30 at 94. He was a soloist and vice president of the Notre Dame Men’s Glee Club during his time at ND. After graduation, Bob served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. In peacetime, he earned a Master of Music degree in voice and performance from the College-Conservatory of Music, U of Cincinnati (1956), and a Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University at Bloomington (1965). During a long teaching career, he served on the faculties of Benedictine Heights College in Tulsa OK; Missouri State U in Springfield; and U of Nebraska at Omaha. While at the latter learning institution, Bob was a founding director of the SMS Opera Workshop and the UNO Opera Theatre; he also served as dean of UNO’s College of Fine Arts prior to his retirement in 1990. His family remembered that “Bob had a positive attitude about life no matter how difficult things were. He had a sense of humor and was always there to offer a word of encouragement and see the positive in people and situations. He was a man of great faith and believer in the power of prayer and looked for the face of Jesus in everyone he met. He loved spending time with his precious family that he adored and was so proud of. He let us know he was praying for us and always told us how much he loved us. He loved watching Notre Dame football, memorizing French and Italian poetry, and if you were taking care of him, he might have given you an Italian opera name.” Bob was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Pierrette, but is survived by three children, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. If you would like to share news about the class or stories from your time at ND, please let me know. — Jim Coogan ’91; 4 Gile Drive Unit 2A, Hanover NH 03755; jcooganv@alumni.nd.edu


51 Update from Walt

Walt McGovern served in the Navy for eight years, mostly in the Mediterranean aboard the USS Salem (CA-139). He had lots of adventures and even met Pope Pius XII, who had visited ND and talked about it with Walt. He met his future bride in Turkey, and they had a long, happy life out west; she went to heaven two years ago. Walt is in reasonable health, like many of us. — Jim Jennings; jmj4703@gmail.com


52 75th Next?!

All of the classmates who tested positive for COVID after the reunion are all A-OK. But there have been some other issues. Ed Sullivan has some health issues, resulting in “no wine, beer, or Manhattans.” Now that’s a bummer. Get well, Ed. Wife Barbara has some issues as well but with the support of the family, they are hanging in there. Neal Moore had some major surgery a month or so ago and is now recovering. Prayers for both and all our classmates: As someone said, “—old age ain’t for sisses.” Jack Meaney says his traveling days are over, but he was planning on the 70th until a couple of doctors over-radiated a few cancer cells in his neck and screwed up his back. His son is an architect in the Carmel CA area. His grandson is living in Australia and has taken up with a local young woman and Jack says he probably will not be coming home. Ran across a letter from Jack Daut dated Dec. 30, 1952, when he was at Quantico with 20 other ND grads. He reminded me of the Friday evenings when he would claim to have a headache and only beer at Fortunes would help!! He mentioned Chas Shubert, John O’Neil, Bill Gorman, Bob Dolmetsch, and Bill Gornan, a few of the ND men at Quantico. He also mentioned Don Mahrt in the Air Force in Seattle waiting for an appointment to fly. Dave Koch, his junior year roommate, was in the Air Force in Ogden UT. Jack was thinking of getting married in ’53. Unfortunately, I did not keep up the correspondence. OK people, keep those emails coming! — Tony Messina, 8202 Drybank Dr. HB CA 92646; 626-695 4299; ndirene@gmail.com    


53 So Slow But So Sure

(Editor’s Note: Prior to our print deadline, we learned that 1953 class secretary Jerry Mulvihill passed away on Nov. 15. What follows is his final column.) Seemingly with the relentless speed of a glacier this column makes its way to the front of the Class Notes section. An adage is descriptive: “The source of our greatest joys is also the source of our greatest sadness.” Through the years the joys of our Notre Dame connections began to give way to the sorrows of the passing of our wonderful friends. As Deacon Mike McNulty is often quoted, “We came as many and left as one.” Let us be grateful for the joys our Class of 1953 connections brought us and pray for our departed friends. John Pairitz and his wife, Johanna, celebrated 70 years of married life at a grand party hosted by their eight children. John was one of seven partners who formed Crowe Chizek, a South Bend accounting firm that now numbers 1,800 professionals with international offices. Speaking of accountants, I received a nice email note from John Anderson ’15 telling us he is the grandson of Bernie Hester, of his marriage to a classmate, Lauren Harbauer ’15, advanced degrees from Texas-Austin, and each is a CPA in Chicago just like Grandfather Bernie. Bill Zulu Santoro sent a kind note remarking that he is praying for our recently deceased classmates, Mike Hussey, Tom Jackson, David McBride, David Lauerman, and Ray Trompeter. We join in Bill’s thoughts. The late John Gelson’s son John is a VP of the fast food chain and Notre Dame advertiser Jersey Mike’s. John reports that he and Jersey Mike are doing well. The recent successes of Notre Dame baseball brought forth memories. Was Jake Kline a math teacher who coached baseball or a baseball coach who taught math? Names from the past, Capt. Joe Ridge, Jim Gibbons, Bob “Huck” O’Neil, Jack Alessandrini, Len LeRose, Harry Durkin, Dave Costigan, and Stan Konopka. I hope I didn’t overlook anyone. I received two phone calls from classmates that might be of general interest. Lou Doerr, Fort Wayne, “This is my first call to a classmate in 70 years.” Lou is retired after 27 years in the Air Force and Army and has kids and grandkids in the Fort Worth area. He asked about his St. Ed friends, particularly his Texas traveling mate Gen. Tex McMonagle. They rode the train from San Antonio to Chicago and then the South Shore to South Bend. Lou did call Tex and reportedly had a rousing visit. Bob Zerninger, a “Townie,” called to visit about a rumor his ND brother heard as far away as Kansas about a movement to terminate the ND coaching staff following the Marshall game. In the past, Bob had talked about taking the bus to school and riding with Emil “Six Yard” Sitko and other married football notables through the years. Bob, after obtaining an advanced degree, opened a staffing business with multiple offices in the Lewisburg PA area. Business “went well,” as did life. The death of Bob’s wife changed things as did the economy. In a word, nobody wants to work so he can’t place anybody. He is holding onto a few of the offices and has devoted his time to their church. I have not heard from him since the Stanford game. At this writing, Lee Tavis, retired Mendoza Business School professor, is under 24/7 care according to his wife, Sparky. For years Lee was a “good class friend,” keeping us posted on people and things from the campus until they moved to Florida a couple of years ago to be near family. Lee was a tenured professor at Texas before being invited by Fr. Hesburgh to join the ND faculty. I am quick to admit, with apologies for those omissions, I really have not been faithful in reporting the death of classmates. With promises to do “better,” keep in your prayers recently deceased Bob Berner, John McCormick, and Phil Hurd, along with ailing Lee Tavis. Prayers for the class should not be left to Fr. Tom Smith, CSC, who as previously reported keeps our class, living and dead, in his daily prayers. In return, he would appreciate our prayers for his work as a parish priest. He also oversees the Masses-A-Day. Fr. Tom returned to Uganda following an extended holiday in the States in conjunction with his 50 years of ordination as a Holy Cross priest. Truly a great friend and a wonderful friend of our class. — Jerry Mulvihill; 51098 Heatherton Court, Granger IN 46530


John T. (“Jerry”) Mulvihill served continuously as class secretary for nearly 70 years: his columns in the alumni magazine and his reunions fostered a strong sense of connection. Jerry’s JD in 1965 made him a proud Double Domer, and launched his career as a successful litigator in South Bend. Three of his five children are also ND grads: Anne Marie ‘79, Francis ‘80 and Terese ‘87. They would appreciate your prayers.


53JD Class Secretary Bob Berry;

5806 Spaulding St., Omaha NE 68104; 402-457-4142; yokeemup@aol.com


54 The Holidays Are Coming

Either I am getting older or the calendar is moving faster. It seems Easter was just last month. Thanksgiving, a day we can thank God, our family, and friends for all the things they have done for us, is near. But don’t wait to thank God; do that every day. Thanksgiving is a day we tend to overeat. Just be careful. Christmas and the celebration of the birth of Jesus. It is a time for families to celebrate that birth. For me these last few months brought some unwelcome news. I have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. They say 97% are cured. I told my oncologist I plan to be one of the 97%. Family and friends have me in their prayers and I have faith in God and Mom that I will be in the 97%. I am now in independent assisted living, much to the relief of my family. God is with us 24/7. My Grand Knight told the council of an event at his hospital. Shawn is the charge nurse at his hospital emergency room. An elderly lady was brought and soon followed by a man wearing a Knights of Columbus shirt. Shawn talked to the man who went to the lady’s side. When she was moved to a room, he went with her. From breakfast to when she fell asleep he was with her. Several days later at night, she died and the man never showed up. Who was he? Shawn asked everyone in the ER about the man. Nobody knew. Finally, Shawn called the family.Again, no information. I think we can be pretty sure it was God giving comfort and showing us He is there for us. The following classmates were called home: David Foy, Jack Pittas, Dick Loeffler, Walt Wagner, and Jim Kuehn. Remember them in your prayers. May your holidays be filled with joy. God bless. — Jack Mertens; 2100 Ocean Shore Blvd., Apt. 203, Ormond Beach FL 32176; 845-216-7251; jacknd54@gmail.com

55 New Columnist, Same Great Classmates

To start with a prayer: “Eternal rest grant unto Tom Magill, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.” I am honored and happy to pick up the reins on our class column. Tom did fine work during the time he was in this position. I became friends with Tom when we were both freshmen in Zahm Hall. On St. Patrick’s Day 1956, I drove from Virginia to New York City to see the St. Patrick’s Day parade. Among the thousands of people gathered for that event, I ran into Tom and Bob Arrix across the street from St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Paul “Splinters” Fullmer was the elected Secretary of our class and for many, many years he did wonderful work in writing this column and in keeping our class together. He was helped by his wife, Sandra, and by Bob McGrath, who keeps our class online network in fine shape. I have gone from the Marine Corps to Yale Law School to the Notre Dame faculty to a sound law practice position in Chicago arranged by our class president, Dick Burke. His assistance, when I badly needed it, illustrates how real the Notre Dame connection is. At another time, I moved to a different state, and mention of that was made in our class column. Within days, both Sars Ford and Pat O’Donnell invited me to their homes for dinner. Sars was a state court judge and Pat was a pilot for American Airlines. Ed Kelly is still going into his law office in Indianapolis half the week. He has a farm, which I call Prairie Tara, where my wife, Jo, and I go from time to time to get free gin and tonics. I received an email from Don “Czar” Shanley. It was so calm and quiet that it is clear that the Czar has become benevolent. On a serious note, Don is ill and asks for our prayers. The following classmates sent me notes of congratulations and encouragement: Harry Niemann, Bill Richardson, John Dwyer, Jack Goetsch, Bob Voyt, Dick Burke, Bob McGrath, Bernie Tracey, Carolyn O’Rourke, and Don Shanley. Harry Niemann called me on the telephone to tell me that he was unable to reach me on the telephone when he was in South Bend for the Stanford game. He said everything was great about his visit except...the score. He told me how he had gotten through cancer surgery and serious foot surgery and is doing well. He says that he has been a first-grade teacher’s aide for 23 years and greatly enjoys working with children. Bill Richardson’s email tells about taking 29 members of his family to Breckenridge, Colorado for a hiking vacation. Having been in that country, I wonder if he had soft shoes with thick soles and whether any of the 29 had to help him over any ridges. I received a note from John Dwyer and he reports that he has, for 61 years, worked as a volunteer for Catholic Charities of Buffalo. And he also adds that he has received the Louis J. Putz Award for the volunteer services he has rendered to alumni clubs. Those of you classmates who lived in Lyons Hall your sophomore year (as I did) will remember what a fine priest and friend Father Putz was. Keep in mind: this column without incoming classmate news is like the Clemson football team without enough points. — John Connaughton; 1516 Marquette Blvd., South Bend, IN 46628; (574) 289-1445; jcithaca37@yahoo.com


56 Short and Sweet

This will be short. Too much going on in this law firm. Dick Crowley died Sept. 5, 2022 in Lemoyne PA. He was a civil engineer and Vice President of Cumberland Bridge Co.; he was a special classmate. Dave Fleming died Aug. 19, 2022 in Long Meadow MA. He was a local banker and went to daily Mass and Rosary. Art Balek died July 27, 2022 in Doylestown PA. He was a civil engineer and city planner who built bridges for the federal government. John MacArthur Kennedy died March 22, 2022 in Orlando FL. Wayne Edmonds died Sept.17, 2022 in Harrisburg PA. He excelled at tackle, guard, and end for Leahy and Brennan. Wayne always shook down the thunder. He spent 40 years as Public Health Executive in Pennsylvania. He was a great athlete and gentleman. Here is a wonderful prayer: “Dear Lord, Your Will, nothing more, nothing less, Amen.” Stay in touch. — Ed Cosgrove; 525 Delaware Ave., Buffalo NY 14202; bus 716-854-2211; eccosgrove@cosgrovelawfirm.com


56JD Class SecretaryLauren Starkey ’08;

703-927-2089; lksharkey@gmail.com


57 Pause to Smell the Roses

Technology has passed me by. The buttons are too small for my fingers, and they don’t work how I want them to anyway. My daughter has taken over the task of gathering the emails and the notices, and we apologize for missing the last issue’s column. Mary and I are fine and grateful for each sunrise and set we have with each other. Thanks to Joe Rink for reporting that Ed Prudhome was made Deacon by the Bishop of Las Vegas. Richard B. “Dick” Fox, of Ferrysburg/ Spring Lake MI, passed away on Dec. 24, 2021, is survived by wife of 60 years, Karen, and three children. Richard J. “Dick” Reuscher, of St. Marys PA, passed on Nov. 13, 2021. Dick is survived by his wife, Mary Lou, his children and grandchildren. Lt. Colonel Burton A. “Burt” Lesh, of Columbus GA, passed away Dec. 7, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ann Marie, and their five children. Edwin H. “Eddie” Hurley Jr., of Attleboro MA, passed away Nov. 26, 2021. He is survived by his loving wife, Carol, and two children. Gerald X. Giuntoli, of Bellevue WA, passed away Nov. 16, 2021. He is preceded in death by his wife, Karen, and survived by their three sons. James F. “Jim” Weber, of Toledo OH, passed Dec. 7, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Nancy, and their four children. Joseph G. “Joe” Skelly, of New Cumberland PA, passed on Dec. 11, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and their three children. Robert J. “Bob” Pleus Jr. passed away Dec. 4, 2021. He was ordained a Deacon in 2000. He is survived by his beloved wife, Terry, of 58 years, and six children. They resided in Windermere FL. William “Bill” Bauer passed on Jan. 26. He is survived by his wife, Susan, of 40 years, and seven children (including John ’88), 12 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, William J. Bauer. John F. “Jack” Brockschlager passed away Jan. 18 in Brookfield WI. He is survived by loving wife Nancy and two children. John J. “Jack” Sullivan, of Athens OH, passed away on Feb. 21. Jack was a major in the USAF for 21 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn. He is survived by a daughter and stepchildren. Mark A. Maley Jr. passed away March 11 in St. Louis MO. Mark was survived by his wife, Kathleen, of 60 years and their four children. Francis D. “Duff” Watson passed away on Jan. 23 in Roseville CA. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Tillie, and their seven children. Joseph A. “Joe” Norton, of Oak Park IL, passed away Jan. 15. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Nancy, and three daughters. Stephen M. “Steve” Brennen passed away April 6 in Clearwater FL. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary Ann, and survived by five children. Thomas G. “Tom” Fallon, of Pittsfield MA, passed away May 12. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Annette, and their three children. Thomas R. “Tom” Dettling, of Copley OH, passed away on March 21. He is survived by Nori (Eleanor), his wife of 60 years, and two children. Ronald N. Lorenzini MD from Oak Park IL passed away Jan. 1, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Donna, and their four children. Don’t forget to pause and smell the roses, while we still can. Peace. — John A. Slevin; 6123 N. Mandalay Dr., Peoria, IL 61614; 309-453-8986; jslev57@gmail.com, cc:bridgettravels@gmail.com


58 Fondly Remembered

Edward Lloyd Syron passed away on June 9. Lloyd grew up on the fairways of Pontiac Country Club, his parents’ business, before becoming a varsity scholarship golfer at Notre Dame, playing in three national championships for the Irish. He returned to Michigan to manage the family business and raise a family. He continued to be a golf coach and mentor, including coaching the Pontiac Catholic Golf Team for 11 years, ultimately inducted into the Michigan Golf Hall of fame. He is survived by his wife, Mary, five children, and nine grandchildren. John T. “Jack” Carpenter passed away on July 14. Jack was born in 1936 in the Bronx. After Notre Dame, he graduated from Fordham School of Law in 1962. He was a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps. Jack practiced law in Nebraska for 37 years until retiring in 2000. Jack remained active in church, serving on boards and leadership of Catholic institutions in his community. He enjoyed a 50-year history of service in roles with the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife, Mary, three children, and seven grandchildren. Jerome Chandler passed away on July 21. Jerome was born in Evansville IN. After graduating high school, he began training with the Brothers of Holy Cross. After professing vows of poverty and chastity, Jerome was sent to Notre Dame, where he earned a Master of Science. Jerome served in missions in Ghana for nine years. He returned to the US for assignment as a teacher in Cleveland, then returned to Evansville to teach at his alma mater. After 25 years of service, he was released from his vows and married his wife, Celia. He taught in the science department at Skagit Valley College until his retirement in 1999. He remained involved in ministry at home and in Ghana. He is survived by his wife, Celia, two children, and two grandchildren. Vincent Edward Wehby passed on July 23. After graduation, Vincent returned to his home in Nashville and attended Vanderbilt University School of Law, graduating in 1961. He practiced for more than 50 years, including service as an assistant United States attorney in 1962–63, and in the Federal Public Defender’s Office before retiring in 2017. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Pamela, five children, and 13 grandchildren, among other family members. Robert L. Marr of Boston passed away Aug. 7. After graduation, he served as a lieutenant JG in the US Navy. He then began a 60-year career with Marr Companies, a sixth-generation family-owned business in Boston, retiring in 2021. Among other roles in the community and business, Bob served as director and president of the New England Patriots from 1974 to 1975 and chairman of the Zoning Commission of Boston from 1992 to 2007. With his brother, Daniel, Bob founded Boys and Girls Clubs in Dorchester MA. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia M. Marr of Boston. Walter E. Smithe passed away on Oct. 9. After graduation, he served in the United States Army before returning to Chicago, ultimately joining his family business in 1967. In 1982, the business became Walter E. Smithe Furniture & Design, a prominent business with many locations in the Chicago area. He partially retired in the 1990s, turning the business over to his sons. Walter is survived by his wife of 64 years, Florence, three sons, four daughters, 16 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. — Arthur L. Roule Jr.; 114 Sagamore Parkway, La Porte IN 46350; alroule@yahoo.com


58JD Class SecretaryJohn F. Murray;

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


59 Prayers and Updates

The Class of 1959 virtual Rosary, prayed every Saturday, has expanded the time to pray from six a.m. to noon your local time. With great sadness, we share news of the passing of our longtime class president, John Cashion, in August. John came to Notre Dame in September 1955 from Loyola Academy, Chicago, and at ND he lived in Farley, Morrissey, Dillon, and Alumni Halls. In later years, John and Mary Ann resided in Northfield IL and Vero Beach FL. In Chicago, John had a distinguished legal career and was always a dedicated and fierce advocate of all things Notre Dame. Current class president Joe Mulligan shared a wonderful article regarding the recent year-long renovation of Sorin Hall with those ’59ers who have provided their email addresses with the ND Alumni Office. The project, interestingly, also included the construction of a fourth wing after the discovery of the 1888 architectural plans in the ND Archives. Tony Berejka (Huntington NY), in reading the article, learned that the entrance/exit door under the Sorin porch no longer exists. Tony might possibly be organizing a “protest” with others, living and deceased, who lived in “Sorin Sub” during either our junior and senior years, or both: Tony Berejka, Charlie Bowen, John Brosius, Rusty Byrne, George Clements, Jim Colosimo, Andy Connelly, Francis Crowe, Bill Dowdall, John Finn, Phil Gibson, Ron Green, Bill Hawkins, Tom Hobert, Fritz Jelinek, Tom Lopina, David Karnath, Tippy Mann, Ed McGee, Tom McGee, Larry Melody, David Miller, Brian Moran, Dick Murphy, John Murray, Jim O’Brien, Jim Ogburn, John O’Neill, Dick Phelan, Billie Prewit, Dick Quinn and his identical twin Paul Quinn, Ed Ricciuti, Dick Sampson, Bob Sedlack, John Shields, Lou Stettler, Larry Stuart, Pat Walsh, and Chuck Wolfram. We’ve heard from Steve Dornbach (Edina MN), who would like to hear from/about Joe O’Connor. Steve keeps busy dishing up meals at Catholic Charities men’s shelters. Donald Manelli stays busy running Care Harbor, a charity he founded in 2010 to bring health care to the vulnerable of LA County. Bill Logsdon’s son Kent Logsdon ’83 is our US ambassador to Moldova. Kent appears to be the only ND grad to reach this level of position in the US Foreign Service. A lengthy and interesting history of Moldova, a neighbor to Ukraine, is on Wikipedia. Frank Nacozy, a physics major, four years Bengal Bouts champion (167 lbs.), a widower, and father of two sons, still spends half of the year in Palm Springs and half sailing the California coast from San Diego. The family of Dick Buhrfiend, Evanston IL, who died on Sept. 28, said, “Dick was widely known for his fierce dedication and strong commitment to ND basketball as a student manager and then as head manager in his senior year.” Dan Rapp, an electrical engineer who helped build the football stadium at Marshall U, feels this should be the sole remembrance that ND should have of that fine University. Jim Coorssen has a new address and phone number available by contacting me. Also available by contacting me is a description of an incident that severely affected Vito Nigrelli as written by his son, Paul Nigrelli ’94, and a “must-read” letter of Gary Vondran to John Webster, PGA, son of our deceased classmate Gerry Webster. It’s a wonderful memory that is about much more than golf. We’d like to hear from (including from family, friends, etc., of): Ted Bares, the first classmate I met at ND; Peter Brady, my freshman roommate; Don Williams of Indianapolis; and Denny Powell to exchange memories of John Mooney. Send me your “I’d like to hear from” names, and we’ll list them. — Bob Brennan; 855 Clubhouse Drive, Ballwin MO; 314-807-1011; bobbrennan76@gmail.com