The after glow of the 50th must still be hanging on as relatively little in the way of news has been forthcoming. I was on campus for the Miami game and saw Mike Krach, Keith Stark and Frank Murtha. Tom Ryan reported that he had a great time at the reunion with Jim Stanton, his wing from Keenan, along with the Nightlighters’ Tom Meyer and John Houlihan, who did a few impromptu jams. Tom also partied with fellow Missourians Bob Elder, Don Hemmer, Bob Stoessel, Jim Keiper, Dick Hronick and Bill Ott. Ed Bilinski was also on hand, as was Jack Crawford, in from N’oleans. He connected with Claiborne Perrilliat and Walter Babst at Midway and they drove down to the Bend together.
Ed Seymour from Detroit was unable to attend because of a last-minute heart surgery, which went very well. Ed reports that he is hale and hearty. Brian Boyce wrote that he was unable to attend. As a retired Navy captain, Brian still works part-time teaching ship handling in the Navy simulators in Norfolk. He had a bout with esophageal cancer, but is well recovered. He says he hasn’t seen any classmates in recent years but did connect a few years back with George Melnyk and Mike Gilman.
Unfortunately, we always have some sad news to pass along in these missives. Gene Tully died recently after battling cancer. He had lived in recent years on Cape Cod, but moved to the West Coast so his wife could be close to their children. John Schincariol of Paw Par MI passed away suddenly in September. He had been at the 50th. Editor’s Note: in addition, the Alumni Office reports the recent passing of Gerard Fallon (9/29) of Rocky River OH and William Hackman (7/16) of Bloomington IL.
Personally, I have “returned to the scene of the crime,” landing back in Baltimore in my new gig as chief philanthropy officer and vice president at the U. of Maryland, Baltimore after 28 years away. UMB is home to seven professional schools (medicine, law, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, social work and the graduate program), and I should remain fairly well occupied raising funds for research, scholarships, faculty requirement and a host of special projects.
Don’t forget the Class of ’66 Pete Duranko Student-Athlete Safety Fund in your charitable giving. ND is doing great work in this important field. It is great to be back in the Chesapeake Bay Region where Kim and I met and began our family.
Tom Sullivan; 1108 Westwicke Lane, Lutherville MD 21093; cell 773-454-4343; email@example.com