Bill Clifford story about George Restovich, freshman

From: Clifford, William <>
To: James M. Davis <>
Sent: Tue Oct 07 13:55:33 2008
Subject: George Restovich

During the first weeks of our Freshman year a crowd inexplicably gathers at Cartier Field for an impromptu pep rally. Some obnoxious senior starts berating the assembled Freshman. George Restovich is summoned from out of the Freshman crowd, and ordered to lead the Freshman in a cheer. George is caught off guard, and unprepared. After a pause, he asks if there are any Latin scholars among the assembled freshman. No response. George then announces that he has a Latin cheer for us. “Hic haec hoc, hic haec hoc, hit em in the belly with a big lead rock”. The crowd goes wild…. Ara’s reign is launched. George had charisma from day one.

George Restovich, Oct. 3, 2008

George F. Restovich — Rochester

10/6/2008 9:40:38 AM

ROCHESTER — The funeral Mass for George F. Restovich will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Rochester. Monsignor Gerald Mahon will officiate, and the Rev. John Lasuba will concelebrate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Mr. Restovich, 62, a longtime Rochester attorney, died Friday (Oct. 3, 2008) at his home.

Born April 12, 1946, in Shreveport, La., he graduated from Jesuit High School. He received a full athletic scholarship to the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., where he competed as a two-sport star and graduated in 1968 with a degree in English. At Notre Dame, he met Helen Reichert; they married Aug. 3, 1968, in Rochester. Mr. Restovich then attended law school at Louisiana State University, receiving his J.D. in 1971. Following law school, he and his wife moved to Rochester, where they raised their family.

In 1973, Mr. Restovich's law career began when he became an associate in the Patterson Law Office. That same year, he was admitted to practice law before the state and federal courts in Minnesota and became a member of the Minnesota Bar Association. He later was admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for Minnesota, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1975, he became a partner in the Patterson-Restovich Law Office, where he practiced until 1993, at which time he founded George F. Restovich & Associates. He was a member of the Olmsted County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the National Diocesan Attorneys Association and the American Arbitration Association.

Mr. Restovich had been active in the Rochester community for the past 40 years. He participated in youth sports as a coach, volunteered at St. John the Evanglist Parish, and served as an officer and member of several nonprofit organizations. He enjoyed golfing with friends, spending time at his cabin, reading and solving crossword puzzles. His greatest passion was his family.

He is survived by his wife; four children, Catherine Restovich, George (Michelle) Restovich, Anna Restovich and Michael (Erica) Restovich; four grandchildren; his mother, Jessica Restovich; four brothers, Michael (Andi) Restovich, John (Pam) Restovich, Joseph Restovich and Paul Restovich; as well as two nieces and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, George J. Restovich.

Eddie Kurtz in South Bend – 40 years later

John Walsh's note of October 6th, Monday after the Stanford game and Eddie Kurtz's first game attendance in 40 years:
We had a blast!  Construction traffic delay on the Indiana Toll Road was one factor that caused us to miss the Pep Rally on Friday night, but we had a great weekend at Dave & Stephanie's log house in the woods outside Buchanan, MI.  Dinner at Casey's in New Buffalo on Friday night started things off.
We tailgated with the Dalys and Kevin's excellent grilled steak sandwiches behind the bookstore, then joined the “Great '68” tailgate with Gibbs, Dunigan, (Chgo) Tom McKenna and son Liam, Guerin, Weyer & family, Brian Sullivan, Gene Cavanaugh, Jerry Cherubini, Bob Ptak.  ND couldn't get its running game going, but Jimmy Clausen nevertheless had a personal-best day with more than 300 yards passing and 3 TDs.  A tremendous, sunny day at ND Stadium.
Into the mix for the after-game victory dinner add Shaun Reynolds, who drove over for the night and stayed with Hirschboecks' with us.  Dave and Steph, Dia and I, Geoffrey and Christine, Shaun and Eddie gathered for dinner at Pete's Patio in Niles–a hearty Italian-style restaurant recommended by Dave.
A great weekend, and I think Eddie will echo that!