Mike Minton email October, 2012

                 In 1996  my father, Bernie, and I went to the Navy Game in Dublin on September 1, 2012 I completed the circle by attending the Emerald Isle Classic in Dublin with my son, Michael.  We were joined at the Pep Rally by classmate Tom Moore.  We also met Bridget Keating, the Senior Class President of the 2008 graduating class of ND.  The meeting of Senior Class Presidents produced an agenda for our reunions of the Class of 1968 and the Class of 2008.  You can hear about The Minton Firm on WLS 890 AM during Chet Coppock’s Pregame Show.  Also attended a ND Tailgate Party at Soldier’s Field for the Miami game with members of the Class of ’48, ’56, ’68 and ’69.  Daughter Melanie was married on the Beach in Grand Beach on June 9, 2012 with a cheering squad of 150 in attendance.  Daughter Morgan, a DePaul graduate, is sitting for her CPA Exam.  Daughter Annie is a junior at Northern and my granddaughter Madison (ND class of 2026) just turned 8.  After 40 years of “practicing” I finally got it right.  The Wall Street Journal and The Tribune named The Firm as “Chicago’s Top Rated Lawyers” for 2012.  I was also appointed State Coordinator for the National Board of Trial Advocacy and Family Law Chair Elect for the AAJ (American Association for Justice).  Only missing 19 home games since 1968, I look forward to our tailgating and reminiscing about the Era of Ara.

Michael H. Minton

Senior Class President

Class of 1968

ROTC Reunion Tailgate Oct. 20, 2012

Dick Kelly, who will attend the reunion from Portland, Maine, sends this
invitation to ROTC alumni:

For alumni and families in the area on Oct 20th (home football game
vs. BYU), we will have a tailgate area setup in the Pasquerilla Center
parking lot from 11:30am to 2:30pm, a great opportunity to re-connect with
other alumni and former-staff. We encourage you to bring your own food and
beverages; we will also have grilled food and non-alcoholic beverages for

Albert Berryman, October 5, 2012

Al was born in Seattle, Washington on June 20, 1947, to Albert and Helge Berryman, and passed away in Fresno, Ca. on Friday, October 5, 2012, with Mary Katherine and Anthony by his side. Al was raised in Bellevue, Wa. and graduated from Sammamish High School. He went on to the University of Notre Dame and graduated in 1968. Al obtained a Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco school of law and came to Fresno and practiced law for over 40 years. Many words could describe Al, but none more so than honesty, integrity, compassion, generosity, wit, and humor. His joys were Mary Katherine and Anthony and they will miss him deeply. He had many passions. Foremost, being Notre Dame Football, Golf and the San Francisco Giants. Al was a member of Fort Washington Country Club, and by his own admission was not the greatest golfer, but loved spending time on the course with his friends and Mary Katherine. Mary Katherine wishes to extend her heartfelt thanks to their many friends, colleagues and family for their thoughts and prayers these last few months. “Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free! I could not stay another day, To love, to laugh, to work or play; Tasks left undone must stay that way, And if my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss… Ah yes, these things I, too, shall miss. My life’s been full, I’ve savored much Good times, good friends, a loved ones touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief. Don’t shorten your’s with undue grief. Be not burdened with tears of sorrow, Enjoy the sunshine of the morrow. -Remembered Joy” Al is survived by Mary Katherine, his wife; his son, Anthony Berryman and his companion, Felicia Field; his sisters and thier husbands, Mary Lee and William, and Bette Andrews and Wayne; his mother-in-law, Mary O’Neill; and his special sister-in-law, Teresa O’Neill; and many other loving relatives. Al requested no public memorial on his behalf. His wish was for family, friends and colleagues at the end of a day of golf, or a Notre Dame football game, or a Giants game, or a beautiful sunset to raise a glass and remember him with a smile. Remembrances may be sent to Hinds Hospice, 1616 W. Shaw Avenue, Suite B-6, Fresno, Ca. 93711-3513; or to the donor’s favorite charity.

Published in the Fresno Bee on October 14, 2012