Death of Mike Biel – March 17, 2008

Re: Classmates gone home
Mark Gehan
on Thu 03 Apr 2008 11:34 AM CDT | 

I am sad to report that Mike Biel died on
March 17, 2008. He was a longtime resident of Washington D.C., the
father of Gus and Jane, a lawyer, and a funny guy.

Here is a link to a post from a friend of his:

Here is a link to his death notice in the Washington Post:

He was a good friend, and I'll miss him.

Dan Donnelley, March 4, 2008

John Walsh and Bryan Dunigan sent the news of our classmate Dan Donnelley's death March 4, 2008:

DONNELLY, Daniel Patrick

Of Kalamazoo

Died March 4, 2008 at his residence.  Daniel was born August 8, 1946 in Canton, Ohio the son of Patrick and Dolores (Hogan) Donnelly.  Daniel received a bachelor’s degree in English (1968) and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Notre Dame (1972).  He practiced law in both Michigan and Indiana.  He was an attorney for the city of Kalamazoo and the state of Michigan.  He was general Counsel for the Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical Company in Indianapolis.  The remaining time he spent in general practice in both Michigan and Indiana.  He was preceded in death by his parents Patrick and Dolores.  Surviving are two children; Laura (Joe) Pleva of Grosse Pointe Park, MI, Patrick Donnelly of Kalamazoo, three granddaughters; Clare, Cecilia, Colleen and one sister, Kathleen (Fred) West of Mentor, Ohio and niece Kara West of Ohio.  Cremation will take place.  A funeral mass will be celebrated at 2:00 pm on Friday March 14, 2008 at St. Tom’s on the park at 414 W. South St.  Please visit where you can sign his guestbook or share a memory.  Memorial contributions may be made to the English Department at the University of Notre Dame. Arrangements by Life Story Funeral Home, Betzler-Kalamazoo 6080 Stadium Drive 375-2900. 


From Dunigan: Cuggino hole-in-one

In a March 7, 2008 note, Bryan Dunigan reported: “Tom Cuggino, Jerry Goetz, and Joe Kernan were playing golf at Plantation Palms in Tampa last Monday (March 3,2008) and Tom Cuggino had a hole-in-one on the par 3 146 yard 17th hole.  We had all been to Tampa that weekend as Jerry hosted our ND baseball teammates for our annual “spring training/golf” gathering.  It was great to briefly escape this bitter winter.   Many golf balls were fed to the local alligators! ”    Bryan

Seventh grandchild for Chris Murphy and Carmie

In a March 14, 2008 note, Chris Murphy announced: “
my daughter delivered her first child, our seventh grandchild. Mom and son, Merlin Christopher Bellinger, are doing great and came home this afternoon to their Forrest Park home. I am sitting in my son Chris' home in Oak Park while he and his wife are in Hawaii. They sent their two children off to relatives, my son Kevin's in South Bend and her parents in Grand Rapids. In any case, Chris has just taken his show and rape counseling out of the country and did a series of performances in Japan and Korea for the military services due to the increasing problem of rape on the bases. He is doing good work and has turned his passion for acting into a thriving (now international) business helping college students and young people in the military learn the reality of rape and the cultural environment that fosters inappropriate behavior.”