John T. Fowler death – December, 2012

FOWLER, JOHN T. III, 66, of Louisville, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2012.

He was a practicing attorney for over 40 years, a graduate of University of Notre Dame and the University of Louisville Law School. John was actively involved in the University of Louisville Law School Alumni Association and the Notre Dame Club of Kentucky, former member of the Kentucky Board of Governors, Louisville Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association, Greater Louisville Training Club, and St. Louis Bertrand Catholic Church. 

John is preceded in death by his parents, John T. Fowler and Lucille Kinnarney Fowler. 

He is survived by his wife, Linda Mahoney Fowler, daughter, Robin Dunkerley; sister, Marilyn Eiferman (Rich); and several loving nieces and nephews. 


Each year’s Kentucky Derby event brings memories of John’s ardor for the annual competition. The approach of the race also brings the memory of John’s kindness, and of the gracious courtesy shown to me and to the other classmates the Fowlers allowed John to bring home. The race weekends were great but more vital, I know, was the patience John showed as he led me to a passing grade in the freshman chemistry class. We had too little contact after our graduation: only a quick visit in Louisville more than 25 years ago. Anyone who bet on John bet on the right horse. – Tom Figel

Al Berryman death, note from Mike Trombetta Dec. 19, 2012

(Thanks to Jim Hutchinson, who forwarded Mike’s sad note.)

9/12, Mike <> wrote:

From: Mike <>
Subject: Re: Need to get one of these shirts
To: “James Hutchinson” <>
Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 3:15 PM

Sad to report that Al Berryman passed away the day before the Miami game in Chicago.  He had stomach cancer that spread to his liver, throat and lungs.
I spoke with him during the bye weekend.  Dana Hart, Mike Helmer and I were planning on flying to Fresno for the Pitt game to see Al.
Mike Trombetta

Rev. Matthew M. Miceli, C.S.C. Dec. 9, 2012

John Pearson, C.S.C. sent word of the death of Father Matthew Miceli, C.S.C., who was rector of Cavanaugh Hall during our time:


Rev. Matthew M. Miceli, C.S.C.
Jan. 2, 1923 – Dec. 9, 2012

Rev. Matthew Mitchell Miceli, C.S.C., 89, died Sunday (Dec. 9, 2012) at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, Ind.

He was born on Jan. 2, 1923, in San Giuseppe Jato, Italy, to Carmelo and Maria (Migliore) Miceli. The family settled in upstate New York when Fr. Miceli was six years old. He graduated from Oswego High School, Oswego, N.Y., in 1942. He was received into the Congregation of Holy Cross on Aug. 15, 1943 at the Novitiate in Rolling Prairie, Ind., and made his First Profession of Vows on Aug. 16, 1944. Fr. Miceli received a Bachelor’s Degree in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in 1947; a Bachelor of Sacred Theology from the Gregorian University, Rome, in 1949; and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from Catholic University, Washington, D.C., in 1952. Fr. Miceli made his Final Profession on Aug. 16, 1947, and was ordained into the priesthood on Feb. 9, 1952, in Washington, D.C. He also studied theology at Holy Cross College in Washington from 1952 to 1954.

After studying in Washington, Fr. Miceli taught at Notre Dame from 1954 to 1962. He also served as Rector of Stanford Hall for three years. In 1962, he taught at the University of Portland (Ore.). Fr. Miceli taught at Notre Dame for the next 30 years, from 1963 to 1993. He also served as Rector of Cavanaugh Hall from 1963 to 1990, holding the record at the time as longest-serving Rector of the same residence hall. A Cavanaugh alumnus set up a Rev. Matthew Miceli Scholarship in his honor and 17 children have been named after him: 16 Matthews and one Matthea. Following his stint as Rector, Fr. Miceli lived in-residence at Notre Dame, helped with student hall and garden management and regularly celebrated Mass in chapels across campus and in retirement communities in South Bend. He also kept up with wine making and his small vineyard on Bulla Road. Fr. Miceli moved to Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, Ind., in 2007, where he remained until his death.

Survivors include a brother, Francis of Pleasant Hill, Calif., and a niece, Maria Miceli Dotterweich who lives in Jackson, Michigan and other nieces and nephews in New York. Fr. Miceli was preceded in death by his parents, Carmelo and Maria, and a brother Bart.