John Berges visited in May with Pete Thornton in Long Island ME. Pete is a successful real estate broker for Sotheby’s in the Portland area. Pete celebrated his 50th reunion, received his golden diploma, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame at Cheverus HS.
Cap Gagnon is settling into his new gig as class president and continues to stream good, relevant and interesting ND info to many in our class and beyond. Jack Gerken has the class web site in great shape. Make sure you check in on it regularly (http://1966.undclass.org). Jack and Ray Neihengen are chairing the 50th reunion for Notre Dame HS of Niles IL, which sent a large contingent of our class to the Bend.
Skip Medina writes that he and Renato Dellosso’s mates celebrated their 50th high school reunion in Galveston in June. Skip also recently bumped into Tom Burke during a Chillicothe OH visit. It turns out that Tom owns a bar, Crosskeys, on Main Street, for anyone passing through.
Major Mike Gilman checked in briefly via mail from Chesapeake VA to cast his vote for Cappy. Mike Boone out Denver way reported that the ND club there honored our own Greg Hobbs for distinguished service. Greg was in private practice and served as assistant attorney general in Colorado before being named to the Colorado Supreme Court. Greg is considered the leading expert on water law and has written a number of books and legal treatises.
Jim Starshak touched base, noting that M.O. Miller was featured in a recent news brief in the ND Lawyer. M.O. and his wife funded a research chair in the ND Law School. I spent a little time with Mike Rush, who was in Chicago recently to visit his son, Brian, and his family. Mike teaches business at BC and stays in good shape. Also, I spoke by phone with John O’Hearn, who lives here in the Windy City burbs and is semiretired from the ABA. Speaking of all those 50th reunions, I’ll be headed to re-connect with Bob Luetkemeyer, Dave Dodson, Ken Khoury and Jim Kelley, who started with us and finished up at St. Louis, but is still a big ND fan.