Dave Kil death January 17, 2017

David L. Kil Obituary

Mar. 19, 1946 – Jan. 17, 2017

SOUTH BEND – David L Kil, a devoted friend, father, and an especially loving grandfather, left us on Tuesday, January 17th after a short stay with illness. As the son of Roman and Sylvia (Niedbalski) Kil, he lived nearly all of his 70 years in South Bend, Indiana, departing only for a short time to work in Chicago, Illinois. Upon his return, he served as the Assistant Registrar under the Golden Dome for 38 years before retiring in 2012. Surviving David are his son, David Zachary, his 1-year-old granddaughter, Chloe Grace, and to-be-born grandchild.

David had simple passions, travel, photography, and the love of his family. Planes, trains and automobiles were no match for David’s pursuit of vast experience. His early years were spent bouncing from country to country through South America, Europe, and the States, often without a plan or itinerary.

David graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1964. He then graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1968 with a Bachelor of Art Degree in Psychology. He was a teacher for 2 years at Logan School for special needs children. He then moved to Chicago and was the project director for special needs adults. He returned to South Bend in 1974 to begin employment with the University of Notre Dame, retiring in 2012 after having been Assistant Registrar for 38 years. David was also a former member of Knights of Columbus #553 and Kiwanis, and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, South Bend.

The foundation for David was simple: He gave his all to his work at Notre Dame, his friends, and to his family. They were his priority, without compromise through all of his 70 years. Those who had the opportunity to know this about David would recognize it instantly: that is, he purposed his heart and his energies for others.

Visitation will be held at Kaniewski Funeral Home on Bendix Drive on Sunday, January 22nd from 3 – 7 PM, where a Rosary will be prayed at 3:00 PM by Reverend Paul Doyle, C.S.C. The Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame, the following day at 9:30 AM. David will be buried St. Joseph Cemetery in South Bend. An additional prayer service will be held at the Notre Dame Grotto the morning of July 22, 2017, officiated by Reverend Paul Doyle, C.S.C.

Memorial Contributions may be made in David L. Kil’s name to your choice of St. Joseph’s Grade School in South Bend or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Online condolences may be left at www.kaniewski.com.

Published in South Bend Tribune from Jan. 20 to Jan. 21, 2017

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Joe Scott died July 5, 2016

Mike Coleman, who attended Joe’s funeral, wrote: “It’s hard to think about all the good memories but know that Joe was great to be around as he had wonderful sense of humor and was fun to be with. He owned a box at Keeneland race track that was approximately 2 boxes from the finish line and I believe he spent many racing seasons there. I was lucky enough to attend a couple of race days there over the years. Race season is shortly before the Kentucky Derby. It is like a minnie Derby with all the pomp and beautiful people and he often hosted race parties at his home..  He fought a kidney disease and prostate cancer for years and finally had a transplant with a kidney donated by his youngest daughter, Jane. He always said it was his loving wife Patty who kept him on the straight and narrow for all those years prior to the transplant. He will be sorely missed.”

Classmates attending Joe’s funeral were:

Michael Coleman & wife Gloria
Ken DiLaura
Michael Wolf & wife Mary Bartlett (SMC ’68)
SCOTT Joseph Mitchell Jr., 69, former U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, died July 5, 2016. The son of the late Joseph Mitchell Scott and Marjorie Rush Scott, he was born September 1, 1946 in Lexington. JoeScott-grid-CroppedHe graduated from Lexington Catholic High School in 1964, the University of Notre Dame in 1968 with an accounting degree, and the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1972. He joined Stoll, Keenon & Park in 1972, where he created and headed the firm’s bankruptcy practice. He left to become the U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky in 1999, serving as Chief Judge for 10 years, from 2001-2011. After retiring from the bench, he rejoined Stoll, Keenon Ogden in 2012. Prior to his law practice, he was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve in 1968 and taught accounting at the University of Kentucky from 1968-1971. He formerly owned the Chevy Chase Inn, was an avid handicapper, and was known and admired for his quick wit, extensive knowledge, sound judgment and unparalleled sense of humor. He was devoted to his family and traveled widely with his wife and daughters. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Thompson Scott; daughters, Rush Scott Ray (Kyle) of Lexington and Jane Mitchell Scott (Ghuffran Ali) of Cincinnati; one granddaughter, Maryanne Scott Ray; sisters, Susan Scott Coughlin (Joseph E.) of Kenilworth, IL and Anne Scott Dadds (Harry) of Georgetown; brothers, John Geary Scott (Lynn McComas) of Lexington and Richard Campbell Scott (Anne) of Northville, MI; numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, as well as nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and many longtime friends. Services will be held 10am Friday, July 8, 2016 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8pm Thursday at Kerr Brothers-Harrodsburg Road. The pallbearers will be James R. Boyd, C. Timothy Cone, John G. Irvin, Gregory R. Scott, Albert E. Southwood and Frank L. Wilford. The family suggests contributions to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr, Lexington, KY 40504, St. Paul Catholic Church, 501 W. Short St, Lexington, KY 40507 or the National Kidney Foundation , www.kidney.org in lieu of flowers.

Published in Lexington Herald-Leader from July 6 to July 7, 2016

Tom “Wally” McCann death June 20, 2016

RickMcPartlin-TomMcCannCropped-TomMcCannTomMcKennaDaveKabat TomMcCann-2Yearbook (Photos: Top, Rick McPartlin with Tom McCann.  Tom McCann, at left, in natty attire with Tom McKenna and Dave Kabat.  Tom from ND 68 Yearbook)
Thanks to Rick McPartlin and to Bryan Dunigan for notifying everyone of this sad loss.

Thomas Walter McCann, of Oak Park; loving husband and best friend of Kathleen Drumm McCann; devoted and cherished father of Emmett (Lindsay), Mona (Denis) O’Keefe, Peter and Conor; adoring Pop Pop of Beckett, Judson, and Sullivan McCann and Charlie, Eva, Peter, Walt, and Alice O’Keefe. Tom enriched all of us with his wit, wisdom, and passion for life.

Visitation Friday, June 24th, from 3 to 8 pm at Drechsler, Brown and Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion Street, Oak Park, IL. Friends and family will meet at Ascension Church, 801 S. East Avenue, Oak Park, IL, for Mass at 11:30 am on Saturday, June 25th. Interment private.

 

Joe Kernan and Tom Blum remember John Roche, killed in Vietnam

On March 5, 2016, Joe Kernan, who had been honored at the end of January during a Notre Dame hockey game, pointed out the oversight noticed by Tom Blum when the names of our classmates were read:

To Bryan Dunigan:

Tom Blum alerted me that John Roche had died in Vietnam.

 

What we do know is that John was an Army 1st Lieutenant

 

serving in Vietnam.  He was killed in action on December 15, 1969,

 

shortly after arriving in Vietnam.

 

Joe Kernan

 

 

Tim Fangman death June 6, 2015

Joe Hale informs us from Houston of Tim Fangman‘s death from an auto – truck accident June 6, 2015:

Timothy_FangmanI recently received an e-mail from Ann Reins Fangman (SMC ’68) in regard to the tragic death of her wonderful husband Tim in a vehicle accident on June 6, 2015.  I knew Tim from freshman year forward as he was on my wing of the third floor of Keenan.  He grew up in Omaha and graduated from Creighton Prep.   After Tim’s ND graduation he got his medical degree from Creighton and later spent a year or so at the Mayo Clinic before returning to his home town of Omaha to practice cardiology.  (Tim’s dad is still living and is a well-known Omaha physician.)

Tim_Fangman_ND68yearbookTim was the only occupant in his SUV and was wearing his seat belt when his SUV (heading north above Columbia Falls, Montana to a cabin – near Glacier National Park) was hit head on by a truck that crossed over and struck the SUV on a viaduct. Alcohol and speed were factors in the accident. The other driver has been charged with motor vehicular homicide, and is awaiting trial.

I last saw Tim and Ann after our 10th Year ND Reunion as I drove over to Omaha.  Tim and I traded a few e-mails during the last year or so.  I’ve circulated the news of Tim’s death to fellow Keenan and other ND classmates who knew him.  And my three-year ND roommate Tom Culcasi said his wife Judy (SMC ’68) would notify her SMC friends.  Gene “Skip” Schraeder replied that he could remember tiptoeing as his room in Keenan was close to Tim’s;  Skip didn’t want to jostle the needle while Tim’s stereo (once again) was playing Beach Boys recordings.   (I can’t think of a nicer way to disturb whatever peace existed in Keenan!)

Many really-nice comments in regard to Tim’s diligence and interest in his patients can be seen if you Google the obituary, etc. from the Omaha newspaper.  Tim was predeceased by his mother Jeanne and two granddaughters.  Along with Ann and Tim’s father, Tim is survived by a son, three daughters, 10 grandchildren, 3 brothers and 3 sisters.

Bob Brady’s mother Dorothy Lindsay Brady Oct. 29, 2015

Cape Elizabeth, Me, 10/29/15—Dorothy Lindsay Brady, aged 102, died peacefully, surrounded by her seven children and several of their spouses.  She had been in good health, physically and mentally before suffering a stroke approximately a week before her death.

Dorothy Elizabeth Lindsay was born in 1913 in Lindsay, Oklahoma.  She was born in a town named after her father, and in a house built in the 1870’s by her maternal grandparents in what was then the Oklahoma Indian Territory.  They were of Choctaw heritage.  Dorothy was a member of the Choctaw Nation.

Her parents, Lewis Edward Lindsay and Anita Murray Lindsay, met and married when he visited the Murray ranch as a cowboy on a cattle drive from his native Texas.

Dorothy’s father taught her to read before she began her schooling in a one-room schoolhouse in Erin Springs, Ok., adjacent to Lindsay.  She attended the Lindsay schools and then graduated from a convent high school.  She went to Oklahoma Women’s College, Chicasaw, Ok. for two years, following which she attended and graduated from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Ok. Afterwards she did graduate work at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, MA, graduating as a dietician.  With the onset of World War II, she volunteered for the U.S. Public Health Service.

As a child, Dorothy studied piano and the cello.  She also was an active athlete, playing tennis and riding horses.  She met her future husband, Dr. Francis “Bud” Brady, on the tennis courts at the Public Health Service Hospital in Baltimore, Md.  They were married in Fort St. John, British Columbia, in 1942, after Dr. Brady, an Army dentist, was deployed to serve the troops building the Alaskan Highway.  

During World War II, they lived briefly in Alameda, CA, where their first child was born.  She then moved back to Oklahoma when he was redeployed to the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific.  Following the war, they moved to Titusville, Pa, “Bud’s” hometown.  He developed a thriving dental practice and together they raised their seven children, Anita, Mary Ellen, Robert, John, Michael, Lewis, and Lisa.   

Titusville-Kickham_wedding_group-1970Classmates at the Brady family’s Titusville home 1969

Dorothy was a force in her children’s lives.  She taught each of them to ride a bike.  She made sure each knew how to swim.  She insisted they take music lessons.  She monitored their academic progress and social lives.  She made their Halloween costumes.  She made sure they enrolled in “good” colleges.  As they married and her 17 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren arrived, she took on the same role for the succeeding generations.  

Even as she mothered her large family, Dorothy continued to have an active life.  She played tennis and golf.  She enjoyed bridge and other card games.   She was an active member of the Titusville Women’s Club and the PTAs of her children’s schools.  She read widely and maintained a life-long commitment to the liberal tenets of the Democratic Party. 

Following her husband’s retirement in 1980, they began to spend the winters and eventually re-located to Ft. Myers, FL, where they enjoyed playing golf and bridge, and had an active social life.  They traveled widely, to Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Central America.

Dorothy constantly entertained members of her family.  All of the grandchildren have fond memories of driving their grandmother’s golf cart, visiting the orange juice store, and going to Ft. Myers Beach.  She took many of them to Disneyworld and made sure that each of them had the opportunity to enjoy Deer Hill Camp in Durango, Co.

Bud died in 2009, and Dorothy re-located to Village Crossing Assisted Living, Cape Elizabeth, Me, in 2011, to be near her daughter Lisa.   Dorothy was grateful to Lisa, and her husband, Russ, for their unstinting help while she lived at Village Crossing.

Dorothy is survived by her three sons-in-law, Dean Jensen (Mary Ellen),  Jeff O’Sullivan (Anita), and Russ Leonard (Lisa), and three of her four daughters-in-law, Roberta Isleib (John), Jane (Mike), and Pat (Lewis).  Bob’s wife, Margaret, died earlier this year.  

She is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Donations may be made to the Lindsay-Murray Mansion, c/o Lindsay Historical Society, Lindsay, OK.  Benson Memorial Library or St. Titus Church, Titusville, Pa., or Cape Elizabeth Library, Cape Elizabeth, Me., or Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, Scarborough, ME.

 

William Edison Sullivan September 2015

From: bill kenealy [mailto:kenealybill@gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, September 20, 2015 6:15 PM
To: Bryan Dunigan <bdunigan@duniganlaw.com>
Subject: Bill Sullivan…Sully
Zen – we lost our good friend and classmate, Sully,  last week. Would you be kind enough to pass on to classmates on yr great distribution list.  thanks  wheels
Mates – we’ve lost another ’68er.  William Edison Sullivan, of Merrick, Long Island died unexpectedly last week at his home in Lynn, Ma., where he lived for the last 10 years or so. From ’64-’68, Sully was the first to get coffee at the Huddle each morning. He greeted all he saw, with a smile, a laugh, and a genuine pat on the pack. At the end of the day, usually from the Senior Bar, he offered those same cheerful greetings to the many friends he made at ND. He was that 12th man Saturday, seen flying around with the defense. A job well done Sul.

Margaret Brady August 4, 2015

(In attendance at the memorial service with Bob Brady were many of Margaret Brady’s friends, including Brian and Susan Schanning, Tom Brislin, Dennis and Elise Reeder.)

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Bob Brady‘s wife Margaret Brady of Guilford, CT., died peacefully at home, August 15, 2015 after suffering from breast cancer for several years.

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               Margaret was born September 15, 1947, in New York City, to Fred Schmidt and Florence Bergwardt  Schmidt.  The family moved to Englewood, NJ, when she was eight years old.   She graduated from Dwight Morrow High School, Englewood, in 1969.  Margaret received her B.A. degree in economics from Connecticut College for Women (now Connecticut College), New London, CT, in 1969, and a J.D. from the University of Connecticut Law School, West Hartford, CT, in 1978.  She was admitted to the bar in both Connecticut and New York State.

               Margaret married Robert Brady in 1977.  He survives her, as do their daughter, Lindsay Brady Beile, and son-in-law, Tyson Beile,  of Seattle, WA.  Margaret’s grandson, Lewis Robert Beile, was born July 14, 2015.  She is also survived by a sister, Barbara, and a nephew, Alex Himes.

               In addition to her family, Margaret’s passions were land use, civic beautification, and gardening.  She combined these in her professional career and personal interests and activities. She believed that every generation is responsible for careful stewardship of the natural resources it inherits. She believed that a culture which allows the personal gain of a property owner to trump the collective interests of the community is morally bankrupt.

As a planner, she worked to insure that development respected the land, the community, and the neighbors. She thought life was too short to permit ugly buildings, or overbuilt or poorly landscaped sites. As a junior staffer in New Haven, then in more senior positions in Stamford and Westbrook, she developed master plans and zoning regulations to insure that forests and fields were not paved over and built up without careful management to minimize impact.

From 1969 to 1990, she worked as a land use attorney and city planner for the City of New Haven, the City of Stamford, and the town of Westbrook. In Westbrook, she introduced and oversaw the town’s implementation of recycling.  She also served as a member of the Madison Zoning Board and was a founder of SGOD, the Madison organization that helped protect the Griswold Airport from over-development.

               She labored daily to improve her personal gardens, first in Madison, where she lived from 1985 to 2002, then at her Guilford home, from 2002 to 2015.

Margaret was a dedicated member of the Garden Club of Madison for over 25 years, served on its board for many years, and was its president from 1994 to 1996 and again from 2000 to 2002.  She was a long-time member of the Madison Beach Club, where she was chairman of the Outdoor Planting Committee from 2003 to 2005.

               Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Garden Club of Madison, Civic Beautification Fund, P.O. Box 29, Madison, CT 06443, or the Guilford Land Trust, P.O. Box 200, Guilford, CT 06437.

               A memorial service was held on Monday, August 10th at 11 am at the Guilford Yacht Club, 379 Old Whitfield St. Guilford. To sign the online guestbook, please visit HawleyLincolnMemorial.com.

Peter J. Noonan June 27, 2015

His friend Ray Munchmeyer sent an affectionate and sad announcement of Pete Noonan‘s death:

Peter Noonan passed away in June following a 3 year battle with a brain tumor. He is survived by his wife Pam , and sons Matthew ’00 , and Greg ’04. Peter spoke throughout his illness of dealing with its effects “like a Notre Dame man” , and that he did honorably, in a manner that all of us would admire, and hope to emulate. He was fortunate enough to attend the wedding of Matthew, just days before the tumor reemerged , and that is one of the few bright spots about the demise of this great friend, and man. Peter was well enough to attend the North Carolina game this past Fall, and his presence is something that all of us present will always remember fondly.
Ray Munchmeyer
Peter J. Noonan


Peter J. Noonan

Peter J. Noonan, 68, of Little Rock, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015. He was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on September 5, 1946, the son of the late James T. and Margaret (Owens) Noonan. Raised in Lee, Massachusetts, he graduated from the Cranwell Preparatory School. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame and a Master’s of Social Work and a Master’s of Business Administration with Concentration in Health Care Management from Boston University. Through his career in health care, he worked in hospitals in Boston, Massachusetts and Savannah, Georgia. In 1985 he joined The Holy Cross Health System in South Bend, Indiana and was a Senior Vice-President at Holy Cross Care Services through 2000. In 2001 he joined the St. Vincent Health System in Little Rock, Arkansas as a member of the executive team. He retired from St. Vincent in 2012.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Pamela (Berrigan) Noonan and two sons, Matthew Noonan (Christy) of Washington, DC and Gregory Noonan of Arlington, Virginia and one cousin, Patricia Macken, of New York City.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Christ the King Catholic Church on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will occur at a later date at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lee, Massachusetts.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Vincent Foundation, Two St. Vincent Circle, Little Rock, AR 72205. Arrangements by Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.

Death of Michael L. Philbin April 24, 2015

MICHAEL J. PHILBIN, Nashville, TN

Born March 10, 1946, Akron, Ohio, passed away April 24, 2015 in Nashville, TN.

He graduated from Father Ryan High School in 1964, received his B.A. degree from Notre Dame University in 1968, and his J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1971.

He practiced law in Nashville with the firm of Taylor, Philbin, Pigue, Marchetti & Bennett and its predecessors from 1971 to 1998. From 1998 until his death Mike was in the solo practice of law as Michael J. Philbin, P.C. and was owner and President of Lawyer’s Escrow Service, Inc. in the Green Hills area of Nashville.

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Mike was a skillful and accomplished civil trial lawyer, and was one of the pre-imminent real estate lawyers in Nashville. He was widely known and respected in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee legal community as a lawyer of the highest integrity. He was a member of the American, Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations. He served as President of the Young Members Section of the Nashville Bar Association (1975-1976), on the Board of Directors of the Nashville Bar Association (1979-1981), as a member and President (1993-1994) of the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association (1974 to present), as a member of International Association of Defense Counsel (1985 to present), and of the Middle Tennessee Title Agents Association. He was admitted to practice in all State Courts of TN, Federal District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee and the Sixth Circuit U. S. Court of Appeals.

Mike was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church. He gave tirelessly of his time, energy and talents to many charitable causes, including Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., Villa Maria Manor, Inc., and St. Henry Property Development Corp. He served on the Board of Trustees for each of above organizations from 1978-1998 and during this period served intermittently in all officer positions including President. He was also an active member of Knights of Columbus from 1975 to present.

He was a passionate and accomplished golfer and a member of Richland Country Club since 1971.

Mike was known, admired, respected and loved by a wide circle of friends across the United States for his graciousness, genial nature, kindness, generosity, and sense of honor and integrity. His family and friends will always remember him for his quick wit, although sometimes it was not so “quick” as he spun a long yarn as no one else could. It was often funnier to watch Mike laughing at his own joke than the punch line was. He will be remembered for his signature dish of the best mashed potatoes ever. Mike had a gift of making each person in his presence feel special and everyone close to him knew that if he was needed, Mike would be there by plane, train or any available means to hold hands and share troubles. Heaven has gained a special soul, but this world has lost a great man.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Stephen Philbin and Ruth Cowen Philbin, and his sister Susan Philbin Walsh. He is survived by his wife, N. Shannon McKinnon Philbin, his son, Robert Jeffrey Philbin and his wife Bethany of Nashville, his daughter, Katherine Shannon Philbin Butler and her husband John of Norfolk, VA, three grandchildren who were the light of his life, Elizabeth McKinnon (Lily) Philbin, Isabella Rutherford (Ella Ford) Philbin and Charlotte McKinnon Butler, his brother Jeffrey Stephen Philbin and his wife Marge, of Albuquerque NM, his brother-in-law, James F. Walsh, of Nashville, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Denny Bennett, Ted Faust, Phil Hill, Dan Loftus, Jim Mondelli, Mike Mondelli, Ritchie Pigue, and Nixon Pressley. Honorary pallbearers are the Father Ryan Class of 1964, and Chris, David, Rob and Tim – the Crazy Crew.

Services are all at Christ the King Catholic Church, 3001 Belmont Boulevard, Nashville, TN; visitation from 5pm-7pm on Monday, April 27th in the parish hall, and 10am-11am in the church followed by Mass of Resurrection at 11am Tuesday, April 28th.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Father Ryan Athletic Fund 700 Norwood Drive, Nashville, TN 37204 or Special Olympics Tennessee P.O. Box 292549 Nashville, TN 37229-2549.