May They Rest in Peace – Classmates list May, 2013

Class of 1968 Deceased List

Version: May 30, 2013 – TF

 

Thomas J. Bernard

Albert J. Berryman

William J. Beyer

Ronald A. Biehler

George F. Boynton

John W. Broderick

Charles A. Claesgens

William V. Clifford, Jr.

Gerard A. DeAngelis

Michael DeCoursey

Michael P. Duddy

Fred K. Duren, Jr.

Mr. J. Michael Farr

Michael R. Flaherty

William J. Foley

John T. Fowler, III

Carl J. Frank

John T. Gassmann

David L. Griffin

Rev. Michael E. Jordan, SOLT

Edward C. Kurtz, Jr.

Lawrence R. Lange

Douglass S. Lubbers

William E. Manrod, III

Ralph Moore, May, 2013

Thomas L. Nelson

Mr. Robert J. Nenoff

Leonard J. Pellecchia

Donald E. Pelner

John F. Pletz, M.D.

George F. Restovich

Captain Paul A. Romanski

Thaddeus V. Samulski

Norbert P. Sliwinski

David C. Spirek

John Stafford, May 17, 2013

Albert W. Stuchlik

John B. Tracy

Gary P. Verleye

Thomas M. Weems, Jr.

Thomas G. Wendel

John A. White

 

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Jack Burkhardt

Mark Biel

Dan Donnelly

Dennis Hunt

Jim Bigham

Mark Van Roosendael

Deceased Listing Class of 1968

First Name Last Name Middle Initial [Degree 1] [Degree 2] [Degree 3]
Kerry Ahern William B.A. Business    
John Allen Guilbert Bachelor of Science Master of Science – Unspecified Doctorate of Philosophy
Frank Allman Dave Bachelor of Arts    
John Amerman Ellis Juris Doctor    
Patricia Baber   Master of Arts    
Peter Baltrinic Paul Master of Arts    
Martin Barry P. Bachelor of Arts    
Emilio Belluomini   B.A. Business Juris Doctor  
Michael Bernard Eugene Bachelor of Arts    
James Bernier Rosario Bachelor of Science    
Ann Bessler Christine Master of Arts    
Robert Bondarenko James B.A. Business    
Andy Boquet   Bachelor of Arts    
Timothy Born Roger B.A. Business    
Philip Bouchard Omer Master of Science – Unspecified    
William Brady O. Juris Doctor Doctorate of Law – Honorary  
John Bratis C. Master of Science – Unspecified Doctorate of Philosophy  
Timothy Brennan Francis Bachelor of Science    
Edmond Brochu Joseph Master of Arts    
Mary Brown Sheila Master of Arts    
Rose Brown Elizabeth Master of Arts    
David Browne John Bachelor of Arts    
Victoria Brush Therese Masters of Business Administration    
Lois Bulishak Marie Master of Arts    
John Burgess A. Bachelor of Arts Juris Doctor  
Ronald Burke Raymond Bachelor of Arts Master of Arts  
Robert Burrows Arthur Bachelor of Arts    
Juneanne Byrne Mcgrath Master of Arts    
George Capps Kenneth Bachelor of Arts    
John Carlin J. Bachelor of Arts Master of Arts  
Robin Carlson Elizabeth Master of Arts    
Thomas Carroll Joseph B.A. Business    
Daniel Casey Wm. Bachelor of Science    
Bernard Castellani Joseph B.A. Business    
Clarence Chambers John Master of Arts    
Frank Claus Donald Master of Arts Master of Arts  
John Clifton William Master of Science – Unspecified    
Timothy Connelly Allan B.A. Business    
John Conner Lee Bachelor of Arts Juris Doctor  
Ronald Conner Robert Bachelor of Science    
M. Conroy James Doctorate of Philosophy    
Mary Conway Ellen Master of Arts    
Edmond Couturier Joseph B.A. Business    
John Crikelair Francis Bachelor of Arts    
John Crutcher Richard Bachelor of Arts Master of Arts Doctorate of Philosophy
M. Daoust Delphine Master of Arts    
Paul Davis Victor B.A. Business    
James DeFilippi Peter B.A. Business    
Joseph Derrico Arthur Bachelor of Arts    
M. Devlin Kenneth Master of Arts    
John Donahue Richter Bachelor of Arts    
Lela Donnelly Marie Master of Arts    
Albert Dudash John Bachelor of Arts Juris Doctor  
Alfred Dugen James Bachelor of Arts    
Louis Duggan Bertrand Master of Arts    
Marvin Enderle Frank Master of Arts    
Norman Fairweather F. Bachelor of Arts    
Judith Fields Marie Master of Arts    
Roosevelt Fitzgerald   Master of Arts    
Eldon Fretz Lavern Master of Arts    
Thomas Friel Michael Master of Arts    
Mary Gefre   Master of Arts    
James Gemperle Paul Bachelor of Science    
Robert Gerke S. Master of Arts Doctorate of Philosophy  
Charles Grable Anthony Bachelor of Arts    
Michael Griffin Fitzpatrick Master of Arts    
M. Gross Neria Master of Arts    
Geoffrey Haas Joseph B.A. Business    
Iva Halbur   Master of Arts    
Esther Hankins Marie Master of Fine Arts    
Betty Hartsough L. Master of Arts    
James Heinlein Lawrence Master of Science – Unspecified    
Bruce Heskett William Bachelor of Arts    
James Hickey Arthur Bachelor of Arts    
Richard Hirsch Allan Juris Doctor    
Roger Hoffman Eugene Bachelor of Science Master of Science – Unspecified  
Charles Hogan Edward Doctorate of Philosophy    
Mary Hoover Leonardine Master of Arts    
George Horn Thomas B.A. Business    
Roger Horning Martin Bachelor of Arts    
Thomas Horty Joseph B.A. Business    
James Howard Marcus B.A. Business Masters of Business Administration  
M. Huettenmueller Johanna Master of Arts Master of Arts  
Mary Hurst Christine Master of Arts    
Edwin Jerome Anthony Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Science Master of Science – Unspecified
Donald Johnroe R. Bachelor of Arts Master of Arts  
Robert Johnson Hall B.A. Business    
William Johnson Tell Bachelor of Arts    
Mary Kadyszewski Amandine Master of Arts Master of Fine Arts  
Marianna Kelly   Master of Arts    
Stephen Kirlin Louis Bachelor of Arts    
Tomas Kisielius Andrius Bachelor of Science    
Gerald Knipper Wilfred B.A. Business    
Mary Koczan Lucy Master of Arts    
Robert Kohorst Lawrence Bachelor of Arts    
Madonna Kolbenschlag Claire Master of Arts Doctorate of Philosophy  
Mary Kosters Therese Master of Music    
Thomas Krull Kennedy Bachelor of Science    
David Kubal L. Bachelor of Arts Doctorate of Philosophy  
Virginia Kuhn M. Master of Science – Unspecified    
Elizabeth Lacey   Master of Science – Unspecified    
Kenneth Ladny Joseph B.A. Business    
W. Laffey Thomas Bachelor of Arts    
Gerald Lareau Robert Bachelor of Arts    
John Lauth Peter Bachelor of Arts    
Thomas Lennon Joseph Bachelor of Science    
Mary Lock Nadine Master of Science – Unspecified    
Farrel Lorio   Master of Arts Master of Arts  
Noel Lucas John Master of Science – Unspecified    
J. Lyman Garrett Bachelor of Arts    
Preston MacMurdo   Master of Arts    
James Malooly P. B.A. Business    
Charles Mattei Martin Bachelor of Science Master of Science – Unspecified  
Kenneth May Lee Bachelor of Science    
Dennis McBride Patrick Bachelor of Science    
James McBride E. Bachelor of Arts Master of Arts  
Michael McCafferty Dillon Bachelor of Arts Juris Doctor Master of Arts
M. McCormick Gilberta Masters of Business Administration    
Michael McCormick Timothy Bachelor of Arts    
Joseph McDonald Wm. B.A. Business    
Michael McHarg Owen Bachelor of Science    
Robert Merkle Woods Bachelor of Arts Juris Doctor  
Walter Middleton Fred. Ii Bachelor of Science    
John Milcetich George Bachelor of Science    
Charles Miller Baptist Master of Science – Unspecified    
E. Miller Lawrence Juris Doctor    
Timothy Morrissey Hughes Bachelor of Arts Master of Arts Doctorate of Philosophy
Terrence Mullan Edward B.A. Business    
Patricia Mullins   Master of Science – Unspecified Doctorate of Philosophy  
Frederick Murray O B.A. Business    
Mary Niebling Bernard Master of Arts    
John Noel Edward Bachelor of Arts    
Richard Ostrowski Dale Master of Arts    
M. Palenchar Michael C. Master of Science – Unspecified    
H. Parker Bryce Bachelor of Arts    
Ralph Passarelli S. Master of Arts    
Mary Penkert Grace Masters of Business Administration    
David Pfeffer William Bachelor of Science    
Howard Phalin Vincent Bachelor of Philosophy Doctorate of Law – Honorary  
Howard Phillips Joseph Bachelor of Arts Doctorate of Philosophy  
Ignatius Piotrowiak Mark Bachelor of Arts    
Adele Plachta E. Master of Arts    
Arthur Rambo John Bachelor of Science    
Mary Raymer Lillian Master of Arts    
Thomas Reichenbach Henry Bachelor of Science    
Donald Roberts Francis B.A. Business    
Frank Roche Hartigan Bachelor of Arts Master of Arts Doctorate of Philosophy
John Roche Louis Bachelor of Arts    
Mary Rozman Claude Master of Arts    
Alan Rychlik Francis B.A. Business    
Thomas Sarmir Joseph B.A. Business    
Michael Schroeder John Bachelor of Arts    
Mary Schultz Jonathan Masters of Business Administration    
Frederick Schwartz Albert Bachelor of Arts    
Thomas Sheridan Patrick Bachelor of Arts    
Jon Sherry David Bachelor of Arts    
Melvin Sieks Joseph Bachelor of Architecture    
Veronica Siggins Marie Master of Music    
Jeanne Simons Reidy Master of Arts Doctorate of Philosophy  
Grace Smith   Master of Arts    
James Smith Joseph Master of Arts    
Walter Smith W. Bachelor of Arts Doctorate of Law – Honorary  
Andrew Sossong Charles B.A. Business    
Ramona Stamets H. Master of Arts Master of Fine Arts  
M. Staunton Frances Master of Arts    
John Stephan Philip Bachelor of Science Master of Science – Unspecified  
Joseph Stollar John Bachelor of Arts    
James Sullivan Anthony B.A. Business    
Scholastica Summers   Master of Arts    
Jan Suter Waggoner Master of Science – Unspecified    
Thomas Swoyer Michael Bachelor of Arts    
Theodore Teah Emil Bachelor of Arts    
Kaye Teall Moulton Master of Arts    
Jose Telleria Ignacio Bachelor of Science    
Lucy Terlep Ward Master of Arts    
Vincent Terlep B. Bachelor of Arts    
Michael Tierney J. Master of Arts    
James Tito Vincent Bachelor of Science    
James Toth Eugene Bachelor of Arts Master of Arts  
Arthur Tutela C. Bachelor of Arts    
John Vogel Reinhart Master of Music    
Djuro Vrga Jovan Doctorate of Philosophy    
R. Walker Harley Master of Science – Unspecified    
Edward Ward James Bachelor of Science    
Mark Ward Timothy Bachelor of Arts Juris Doctor  
Daniel Wayne Gregory Bachelor of Science    
William Wead E. No Degree    
Raymond Wheatley Leroy B.A. Business    
Mary Williams Maxine Master of Arts    
Theodore Zacharia Petro Master of Science – Unspecified Doctorate of Philosophy  
Helen Zambrowicz   Master of Science – Unspecified    
Mary Zehe Dolores Masters of Business Administration    

Welcome to the class notes serving the Notre Dame class of 1968.

Classmates and friends of the Notre Dame Class of 1968,

Timeliness was the original appeal of a blog for our class notes, photos and messages: instead of waiting three months or so for news, we modern fellows and our friends could avail ourselves of the Internet for timely communication.  Since then, a second reason for the blog has come along: the notes submitted to the print magazine undergo a scrubbing for length and, apparently, for consistency with the “Notre Dame brand.”  But, as far as we are concerned, we are the Great ’68 and we are the Notre Dame brand.  So here we have a place for the kinds of interests and opinions we share freely when we are together.

Using the file directory at the right, you can navigate to pages set aside for various kinds of news: chances to get together (Rendezvous notes), game discusssions, how to find other Notre Dame alumni, several recent columns written about our class for Notre Dame magazine, photos and so on.  Perhaps some of you who are good at the technique will prepare a Podcast or a short video at one of the tailgate parties: let people give their names and their messages.  We can post the Podcasts and videos on our blog.

We can use the blog to leave comments, too.  In order to add your comment, you will have to register.  If you want to post photographs or new articles, send me your username at tfigel@reputecture.com and I will take care of the blog administration needed.  You can also email me the note or the photo with instructions and I will post the material for you.

If you attend a game, look for the Class of 1968 flag.  There, between the stadium and Legends (once the Senior Bar), you will find many of your friends.

 

Eddie Kurtz – three novels published 2011

Thanks to John Walsh for forwarding this announcement from Eddie Kurtz in New Orleans, who has published three novels suitable for flanking A Confederacy of Dunces on everyone’s bookshelf.  Eddie may be the most creative member of our class, though he has competition from some of the excuses given by Pat Hermann and Dick Farina for failure to submit papers.

Dec. 9, 2011

Dear Friends, Relatives, Colleagues, and Assorted Off-beat People Everywhere

As you may or may not know, I have spent a good deal of time the last few years writing novels about stories that intrigued me for one reason or another. I wanted to let you know that my first three novels, Sex & Gravity, August in New Orleans, and My Casanova were recently published as multi-format ebooks by Smashwords (smashwords.com). All three books are now available for an initial discount of 50% until March 15, 2012

Sex & Gravity tells the story of Snooky Barnes, former one-hit-wonder New Orleans musician, and now family man and high school physics teacher, in a mid-life crisis that sends him careening off across the country in search of love, sex and a regaining of his lost musical mojo. On a wild, Kerouac-esque bolt to find what he thinks is the love of his life, he encounters a parade of wild, engrossing adventures, and zany and endearing characters that come into his life on his search for love. While he doesn’t get the girl, he finally gets his career and mojo back, and learns unexpected life lessons, and surprise twists of fate that change his him forever.

August in New Orleans is the story of a writer who returns home to New Orleans in 2005 amid success with a novel, LEVEES, based very loosely on her family and past life there. While home, she confronts the pains of a dysfunctional family, a history of dark, hidden events, and a sister with whom she has always had a painful, antagonistic, emotionally crippling relationship. The arrival of Hurricane Katrina changes all that, and puts everything at risk, including her life and those around her. As the city is destroyed by the hurricane, her family and life are almost destroyed also, but are pulled back from the abyss through bravery, love and eventual reconciliation.

My Casanova tells the story of a young, female history professor who, seeking a boost to both her personal and professional life, writes a biography and critique of Casanova, perhaps history’s most famous male seducer, from a modern, liberated woman’s view point. Complications and trouble ensues when Casanova comes back to her in various forms and permutations to argue his case, and influence her judgment of him and his morality, especially with regard to his relationship with women. Double trouble comes in the form of the handsome, dashing, sometimes womanizing publisher who takes a chance on her and her book, and gradually becomes the real, living Casanova in her life.

Here is the link to my author profile:

http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/eddiekurtz

Here’s the direct link to my book page, where you can read a summary of each book and sample the books for no charge, or purchase them:

http://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=Eddie+Kurtz

Until March 15, 2002, each of these books features an electronic coupon for a 50% discount per download. The download price with these coupons is $2.00.

Use the following discount coupon codes for each book to get the discount at purchase.

Sex & Gravity- FB46F

August in New Orleans- AU58H

My Casanova- DU74U

If you would, and if you’re so motivated, please take a moment to spread the word about my books to anyone and everyone you know who you think may be interested.

Thank you so much for your support!

Sincerely,

Eddie

For further information, contact:

Eddie Kurtz

eddiekurtz@aol.com

kurtzeddie@gmail.com

504-931-8049

 

Coming in 2012!!

1968– A story of friendship, hope, tragedy and enduring love amid the cataclysmic, world shattering political and social events of 1968.

Devil’s Food– A modern Faustian fable about a devil’s own take on evil, the religious dogma of Sister Katherine, and the metaphorical importance of baseball.

 

Holy Cross College has John Paige as president

On Friday, September 23, 2011, events beginning with a morning Mass led to the imageafternoon installation of Brother John Paige, C.S.C., as the president of Holy Cross College.  Father John Pearson, C.S.C. was among the celebrants of the Mass and among the guests during the day's celebrations.  See the South Bend Tribune editorial pasted below and you will know something of the ambition and energy Brother John Paige brings to the college.  For his part, Father John Pearson now represents St. Mary's College as well as Notre Dame.  Father John heads the ministerial services staff serving 1,500 young women.  “Someone's got to do it,” Father John says.

South Bend Tribune editorial September 29, 2011

Holy Cross hails a new leader

September 29, 2011

Congratulations to Brother John R. Paige
who was officially installed as president of Holy Cross College on Friday.

He has been serving the office since
January.

Holy Cross just 10 years ago was best
known as a junior college transferring students to the University of
Notre Dameimage
. Today it's just as often
the recipient of transfers, a four-year school serving 450 full-time students.

Paige hopes to build on that success by
engaging more adults and transfer students from Ivy Tech Community College and other
institutions.

He already has enriched the school's
experience by pushing to integrate various aspects of student life on campus.

He proposes next to expand Holy Cross'
Center for Intergenerational Learning and add a gerontology major to the
college's current minor, which could well improve the quality of life of aging
Americans everywhere, and especially here. One initiative involves training
individuals to help the aging baby boomer population navigate medical and social services.

Paige's goal is to increase Holy Cross'
enrollment to about 700 full-time students. He believes the current facilities
can accommodate that growth.

Meanwhile, the campus overall soon will
expand into 14 acres being vacated in the relocation of St. Joseph's High
School from Indiana 933 near Angela Boulevard to downtown South Bend.

Paige, a 1968 graduate of Notre Dame,
earned two master's degrees and a doctorate elsewhere and has served in Rome as vicar general of
the Congregation of Holy Cross. We welcome him back and look forward to the
contributions he will bring our entire community through his work at Holy Cross
College.

Another low-key note from Mike Burgener, August, 2011

(After Larry “Monk” Forness sent a note to a group of us):

HEY TOM!!!  got to watch out for that monk!!  been working hard since i
retired in 08….i am a coach for crossfit and traveling the world
holding coaching certifications/seminars for crossfit
trainers….teaching them to teach their clients how to snatch and clean
and jerk.  go figure!!! amazing….i have been blessed.  

currently
i am in ogden, ut on a harley ride!!  going about 6000 miles riding
thru montana and canada then heading home…..of course i am doing 3
crossfit gigs too!!!  it has been fun!!
hope all is well with you!!

burgener
“Comfort
is the difference between the way things are and the way we expect them
to be. Comfort is an illusion. It is neither present nor welcome here.”

mike burgenermikeburgener@mac.com

Brian & Susan Schanning – sailing Canadian maritimes 08/11

Hi Tom:

 Great getting your latest ’68 news, and finding out Bob’s (Brady) courageous golf battles.

We’re
up in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on our boat since mid-June.  We’ve been
sailing the neighboring waters and recently got back from a cruise of
the southwest coast of Newfoundland.  Attached is a picture of our boat
anchored in one of the fjords (Aviron Bay).  Great area to get away from
the debt debate and economic news.

 We’ll be starting home tomorrow and expect to be home in Marblehead by 1st or 2nd week in September.  Looking forward to going out for the Navy game with John Mulligan.

 Best to Nancy.

 Regards,

 Brian