In Memory

May God grant peace to the following members of the BCHS community:alumni, parents, grandparents and friends…
If you know of someone who we have missed, please contact Robin Kontor at rkontor@bishopchatard.org.

Ron Thompson - Class of 1974

Ronald Lee Thompson, 63, of Indianapolis, unexpectedly passed away September 20, 2019. Ron was born November 21, 1955 to Ira and Evelyn Thompson. He graduated from Bishop Chatard High School (’74) where he met the love of his life, Celeste (Stocker) Thompson. He graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and a Master’s Degree in Business Management.

Ron is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 42 years, Celeste Thompson; his mother, Evelyn; his sons, Joe (Erin) and Lee (Katie). He was the proud grandpa of Macie, Allison, Lucas and Anna. Ron is also survived by his sisters, Patty Keenan and Debbie Carter (Les). He will be deeply missed by many lifelong friends.

Ron was the President of Industrial Sales & Engineering. He had more than 40 years of experience in the industrial automation field. Ron was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. He was a proud supporter of Butler University where his sons Joe and Lee are graduates. Ron was a good man who enjoyed time spent at the lake with his family and being with his grandkids.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at St. Pius X Parish, 7200 Sarto Dr., Indianapolis, Indiana 46240. The family will receive friends and family at the church on Tuesday, September 24th from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. He will be laid to rest at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens following the Mass on Wednesday.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Joe and Barb Krier Foundation at Krierfoundation.org and/or the Daughters of Holy Mary of the Heart of Jesus, 700 Lovers Ln., Steubenville, OH 43953.

Mary Beth Breedlove - Class of 1969

Mary Beth Breedlove, 68, of Indianapolis, passed away July 5, 2019. She was born January 27, 1951 in Indianapolis to the late Thomas and Elizabeth (McLaughlin) O’Connell. She was a graduate of Bishop Chatard High School and received a Business degree from Indiana University.

Mary Beth is survived by her husband of 25 years, Max; step children, Shelley (Curt) Parrott, Greg Breedlove, and Tracey (Greg) Collins; 8 grandchildren; and brother, Joseph (Janet) O’Connell. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jack O’Connell.

Mary Beth was owner of the Lebanon Travel Agency for five years and was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Indianapolis. She loved to cook and travel, and was well known for her homemade candies.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 12:00 PM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 5692 Central Ave., Indianapolis, IN., with calling also at the church beginning at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church or the American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674

Aaron Moreillon - Class of 2010

Aaron James Moreillon, 28, of Indianapolis, passed away at home on Monday, June 17, 2019. He was born on June 5, 1991 in Indianapolis to Kyle A and Kathleen Suzann (Laughlin) Moreillon. Aaron attended St. Simon Catholic School and graduated from Bishop Chatard Catholic School in 2010. He went on to pursue an education in Graphic Design from Indiana University, graduating in 2014.

Aaron moved back to Indianapolis where he began working for Gannett in downtown Indianapolis as a Graphic Artist, having worked there 5 years at the time of his death. Aaron loved to spend time with his family, friends, his beloved dogs, Stella and Stoli; and enjoyed boating on Geist Reservoir, snow skiing and being outdoors. However, his greatest passion from a young age was his art, some of which may be viewed at www.aaronmoreillon.carbonmade.com.

Aaron is survived by his parents; twin brothers, Connor and Shane Moreillon; paternal grandparents, Archie and Joyce Moreillon of Anderson, IN; and maternal grandparents, James and Suzann Laughlin of Elkhart, IN.

Aaron is also survived by many uncles, aunts and several cousins, Kurt and Kathy Moreillon and their 2 children; Jill Laughlin and her 3 children, Christopher and Colleen Laughlin and their 9 children, Kevin and Melissa Laughlin and their 4 children, Dr. Michael and Maureen Campbell and their 4 children, Colleen Lawrence and her 2 children. Aaron was preceded in death by 2 uncles, Timothy Laughlin and Corey Lawrence.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 12pm – 1pm at St. Simon the Apostle Catholic Church, 8155 Oaklandon Rd, Indianapolis, with a Memorial Mass immediately following. A celebration of Aaron’s life will be held privately following the services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are encouraged to the American Cancer Society. Friends are invited to leave online condolences for the family at www.flannerbuchanan.com.

From Flanner Buchanan

Brenda (Nichols) Tolliver - Class of 1970

Brenda Maria (Nichols) Tolliver, age 66, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. Friends may visit from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Indiana Funeral Care, 8151 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis 46250. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 7200 Sarto Drive, Indianapolis 46240. The Rite of Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, 9700 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis 46250. For her full obituary, and to leave condolences, please visit www.indianafuneralcare.com.

Mary Keller Fox, April 2019

Mary M. Keller Fox, Indianapolis, passed away on May 6, 2019. She was born on September 30, 1921. Mary, the Co-Founder of Fox Stained Glass Studio, began her life as a Farmer’s Daughter in southern Indiana, the daughter of Leo and Antoinette (Eble) Keller. She was equally proud of her rural Indiana heritage and rise in the business world when she and her husband of 44 years, Vincent, began what was to become Fox Studios.

Mary was known as the sweetheart of Boonville High School where her genuine and joyful personality was loved by all. After graduation from Lockyear Business College, she entered the business world as Assistant to the President of Reed Rubber Company and began her noteworthy career.

In addition to her parents, Mary is predeceased by her husband Vincent, grandson Ryan, siblings Clarence, Ralph and James. She is survived by her sister, Clare Louise Keller, daughters Ann (Jack, deceased) Vannice, Susan (Tom Hansen) Pattee, Clare (Donald) Acheson, and Mary (Bob) Considine, along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, if you choose to honor Mary with a donation, please consider her grandson’s legacy, The Ryan M. Considine Endowed Scholarship in Journalism, University of Louisville, Attn: D. Bohn, 2323 S. Brook St., Louisville, KY 40292 ( Fundforuofl.org ) or Immaculate Heart of Mary Church ( www.ihmindy.org ).

Visitation will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 5692 Central Avenue, Indianapolis at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 9 with a Mass of Christian Burial immediately afterwards at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow on Friday, May 10 at 1:00 p.m., St. Rupert Catholic Church, Newburgh, Indiana.

Mary was the mother of the following BCHS alumni: Ann Fox Vannice ’68, Susan Fox Pattee ’69, Clare Fox Acheson ’71, Mary Fox Considine ’81 and many grandchildren.

Jim Clancy, April 2019

James ‘Jim’ Frederick Clancy, Indianapolis, age 89, husband to Rosanne, father to seven, grandfather to 21, great-grandfather to 9 and a friend to all, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019. A visitation will be held on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 4-7pm at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary, 2126 E. 71st St., Indianapolis, IN 46220. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 10am at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5884 Crittenden Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46220. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery. To view the full obituary please visit www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com.

Jim was the father of the following BCHS alumni: Mary Ellen Clancy Poe ’73, Ann Clancy Lee ’74, Marjorie Clancy Brown ’75, Kathryn Clancy ’77, Joseph Clancy ’81, James Clancy ’86 and Bridget Clancy Brown ’91.

Gerald L. Kilander, April 2019

Gerald (Gerry) L. Kilander, 84, of Indianapolis passed away April 2, 2019. He was born September 10, 1934 to the late Ruth & Theron “Ki” Kilander. Gerry is also preceded in death by his sister, Pat Brothers.

Gerry graduated Holy Cross Grade School and Howe High School, served in the U.S. Army and enjoyed a 40 year career at Indiana Gear Works. A parishioner of St. Matthew Parish for over 55 years, Gerry was an Indianapolis sports enthusiast and passionate about family (especially his 9 grandchildren), little league, cub scouting, neighbors, bowling, and butter pecan ice-cream. He will no doubt always be remembered for his unique sense of humor.

One of his most generous acts of kindness was the selfless act of kidney donation. He served as a volunteer for The Indiana Organ Procurement Association (IOPA) for many years.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Jamie, four children, Kim (Rick), Mike (Linda), Chris (Amanda) and Steve (Libbi), and 9 grandchildren, Kendall, Connor, Brooke, Ryen, Bailey, Feona, Caden, Theo & Nova. Your legacy will live on in all of us.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 pm Friday, April 5 at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary, 2126 E. 71st Street. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, April 6 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 4100 E. 56th St., with burial following at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. Guests are invited to attend a celebration of life at the Knights of Columbus, 2100 E. 71st Street.

Memorial contributions in Gerry’s name may be made to the Indiana Donor Network in support of organ transplantation.

Gerry was the father of the following BCHS alumni: Kim Kilander Brennan ’77, Mike Kilander ’79, Chris Kilander ’90 and Steve Kilander ’91.

Rita Ann Patterman, February 2019

Rita Ann Patterman entered this life on April 14, 1920 In Aurora, IL, and departed for the next on February 28, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN.

A visitation (9:30 AM) and Memorial Mass (11:00 AM) will be celebrated at St. Augustine Home for the Aged, Indianapolis, Friday, May 10, 2019.

Burial will be Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Aurora, IL. Services entrusted to Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary. A detailed obituary is at www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com.

Rita is the mother of the following BCHS alumni: Joan Patterman Barrett ’66, Judith Patterman O’Brien ’68, Richard Patterman ’69 and Thomas Patterman ’73.

James Warren, Jr, Class of 2015

James Edwin “JDub” Warren, Jr., 23, of Indianapolis passed away February 22, 2019 at Indiana University Hospital from a 6 month battle with cancer. He was born November 5, 1995 in Indianapolis the son of James E. Warren, Sr. and Ruthann Parmerlee. He was a standout football player at Bishop Chatard High School where he graduated and was a member at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. James was a Senior at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana where he was a double major in Criminal Justice and Business. He was an avid shoe collector, going to many events.

Visitation is 4-8 pm, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 at Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary, 1307 N. Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis, IN and 1 hour prior to mass at the church. Mass of Christian Burial 10 AM, Thursday at Little Flower Catholic Church, 4720 E. 13th St., Indianapolis, IN.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of James to the Go Fund Me Account set up in his name.

Meryl Delehanty, January 2019

Meryl Veronica (Rivait) Delehanty, age 88, of Carmel, Indiana passed away on Thursday January 24, 2019. Meryl was born July 14, 1930 in Eveleth, Minnesota to William and Anetha Rivait. After graduating from high school she obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from St. Catherine University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She married Leonard J. Delehanty in 1952.

Meryl enjoyed spending her time volunteering with many organizations including St. Vincent Hospital, The Salvation Army, The Benefe Guild, The 500 Festival and a reading mentor group. She was member of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Indianapolis.

Meryl is survived by her sons, Tim (Kim) Delehanty and Patrick (Ann) Delehanty; daughter-in-law, Ann Howard; 8 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Leonard J. Delehanty; sons, Michael and Kevin Delehanty; parents, Anetha and William Rivait; and sisters, Claire Gruget and Jean Hjalmer.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 7200 Sarto Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240. A Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow at 12:00 PM. Father Jim Farrell will officiate. Entombment will follow at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Meryl's memory may be made to The Salvation Army, 6060 Castleway West Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana 46250 or online at salvationarmy.org.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com for the Delehanty family.

Meryl was the mother of the following BCHS graduates:
Tim Delehanty ’81 (husband to Kim, Trojan Tots teacher); Patrick Delehanty; the late Kevin Delehanty ’77 and the late Mike Delehanty ’75.
She was the grandmother to the following BCHS graduates: Alexandra Delehanty ’13; Casey Delehanty ’05; James Delehanty ’09 and Reid Delehanty ’07.

Mike Delehanty, Class of 1975

Michael “Mike” John Delehanty, Indianapolis, age 61, passed away on Tuesday January 15, 2019. Mike was born March 1, 1957 in Bowling Green, Ohio to Leonard and Meryl Delehanty. He was a graduate of Bishop Chatard High School (’75), Indiana University (’79), Loyola Law School Los Angeles (’82), and obtained another Master’s Degree later in life at Indiana University. He is a retired attorney with State Farm Insurance and taught history at St. Bartholomew in Columbus, Indiana. Mike was a member of St. Pius Catholic Church and the Indiana Bar Association. He had a compassion for caring that he exhibited in his care for his wife, Melody and his mother, Meryl as well as the way he would always provide guidance and advice to anyone who asked. Mike also enjoyed motorcycle riding in his free time along with being a voracious reader and acquirer of knowledge.

Mike is survived by his wife, Ann Howard; daughter, Caitlan C. Delehanty (Brian Tyree); mother, Meryl Delehanty; brothers, Timothy Delehanty (Kim) and Patrick Delehanty (Ann); and many nieces and nephews.

Mike was preceded in death by his first wife, Melody Ann Delehanty; father, Leonard Delehanty; and brother, Kevin Delehanty.

Visitation will be held Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at St Pius X Catholic Church, 7200 Sarto Dr, Indianapolis, Indiana. His Mass of Christian Burial will occur Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the church with burial to follow at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mike’s memory may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society, 3500 Depauw Blvd, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com for the Delehanty family.

Mike was brother to the following BCHS graduates: Tim Delehanty ’81 (husband to Kim, Trojan Tots teacher); Patrick Delehanty and the late Kevin Delehanty ’77.

Mary Pat Flynn, Class of 1973

Mary Pat Flynn, the daughter of Edward J. Flynn and Eleanora F. Flynn, passed away on January 14th, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the city of her birth. Pat graduated from Ivy Tech with an Associates degree, serving as a Legal Assistant with Barnes and Thornburg for almost 43 years. She was a traveler, enjoying trips to England, Ireland, France, Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, and most recently, Italy. Pat was athletic and enjoyed competitive swimming and bowling in her youth, then other adventures as she grew older: zip lining through a tropical rain forest, walking across the Sidney Harbor Bridge, and scaling down the side of a 30-story office building. Pat was also very generous: the first one to respond to a need, sign up for a charitable walkathon, or donate to a cause. Pat was an avid cook, often catering weddings and other family events. Pat was not only a Great Aunt, she was the greatest aunt, sister, friend, and co-worker. She was a fierce, formidable, force of nature who was also loyal, compassionate, generous, and understanding.

Mary Pat is survived by her sisters Noreen (Paul) Tasker, Elizabeth (Robert) Wilson, and Jennifer (Scott) Fulton; and her brothers Joseph (Kathy) Flynn, Michael Flynn, Dennis Flynn, Robert (Carol) Flynn, and Daniel (Debbie) Flynn; 17 nieces and nephews; and 8 great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation will be held at Christ the King Church, 5884 Crittenden Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220, from 10 A.M. to 12 P.M. on January 26th, 2019, starting with a Rosary led by a family member. A Mass of Christian Burial begins at 12:00 P.M, followed immediately by a Peace Meal at Tuohy Hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society or the Leukemia Foundation are welcome.

Mary Pat was sister to the following alumni: Noreen Flynn Tasker ’66; Elizabeth Flynn Wilson ’71; Jennifer Flynn Fulton ’76; Michael Flynn ’70 and the late Dennis Flynn ’80

Mary Ann Seufert, January 2019

Mary Ann Seufert, 81, passed away on January 3, 2019 surrounded by family. She was a dedicated nurse, loving wife to Cliff for 54 years, and mother of 10 children. She has 19 beloved grandchildren. Calling will be January 8 from 4 to 8 PM at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary. Funeral service is January 9 at 11 AM in Christ the King Catholic Church. Thoughts and remembrances may be made at www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com

Mary Ann was the mother of the following BCHS alumni:
Joe Seufert ’83, Rosemary Seufert Essary ’83 (deceased), John Seufert ’85, Daniel Seufert ’88, James Seufert ’90, Theresa Seufert Sispera ’92, David Seufert ’93, Steve Seufert ’95, Kathleen Seufert Grimes ’96 and Michael Seufert ’97.

Carole Joan (Schaefer) Hancey, Class of 1976

Carole Joan Schaefer Hancey left us unexpectedly early Saturday, November 10th.
She was born to Robert and Joan Schaefer in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 10, 1958. She graduated from Bishop Chatard High School in 1976 and then went on to earn a BS in Computer Engineering from Indiana University.
She lived and worked in California before making Utah her home in 1988. She spent over 20 years as a programmer supporting medical personnel with their research at Huntsman Cancer Institute.
She met and married Mark Hancey (later divorced). Together they raised and loved two wonderful children. They enjoyed traveling as a family and shared much laughter and many adventures together.
She loved the outdoors, was a gifted runner and skilled climber. Her greatest love was her children and her pup, Toni. Being Riley and River Hancey’s mother gave her the most joy and purpose in her life. She suffered the tragic death of her son, Riley in the spring of 2017.
She will be greatly missed by her daughter, River and her family and friends. In honor of Carole’s life, hug your children, your loved ones, your pup and/or make a donation to an animal shelter. Carole’s family encourages anyone struggling with alcohol addiction or other addictions to reach out and seek help.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate and remember her life on December 16th at Cafe Solstice at Dancing Cranes Imports just off 7th East on Simpson Ave. between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Carole was the sister to the following BCHS alumni:
Bill Schaefer ’70; Diane Schaefer ’72; Bob Schaefer ’79 and Tom Schaefer ’83.

Jack Boyd, Class of 1965

Jack Carr Boyd, age 71, of Noblesville, IN passed away at his home surrounded by family and good friends on December 1, 2018. Born on December 11, 1946 in Indianapolis, he was the son to the late Guy F. Boyd, Jr and Bette Anne Carr Boyd. Jack graduated from Bishop Chatard High School and Butler University where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta. He was a real estate agent for 45 years and had worked with Century 21 Boyd & Sons, Century 21 Realty Group One, Prudential and currently with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Indiana Realty. Jack was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cicero, IN. He was owner and operator of Indy Trolley, an avid water skier, and wake surfer (some credit him with creating the sport after returning from Hawaii in the 1960’s with a 9 foot long board) on Morse Reservoir where he lived, and Lake Wawasee, IN. Jack served our country in the United State Air Force Reserves. He was predeceased by his lovely wife; Mary Ellen Barton Boyd along with his parents and sister; Sandi Sheetz. Jack is survived by his three children; JB (Kiki) Boyd, Chris (Libby) Boyd and daughter; Katie (Tony) James. Eight grandchildren (Patrick, Sam, Ellie, Annie, Taylor, Clay, Charlotte, and Elisabeth). His brothers are; Guy F. (Christy) Boyd, III and Gregg Carr (Debbie) Boyd.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Luke Catholic, where he was married, on Thursday December 6th at 11:00 AM. Family and friends will gather on Wednesday December 5th from 3:00 to 7:00 PM in Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel, 740 East 86th Street

To share a memory of Jack please visit www.leppertmortuary.com or to arrange a memorial gift instead of flowers to Indiana School for the Blind (Attn: Yuletide Celebration) which he has supported for many years.

Jack was a member of the Bishop Chatard Class of 1965.

Thomas Craig, Class of 1967

Thomas Charles Craig, Indianapolis, 70, a life-long resident of Indianapolis, IN, passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018. He was born on January 7, 1948 to Robert James and Caroline Fenner Craig. Thomas attended Broad Ripple High School, graduated from Bishop Chatard High School, and attended I.U.P.U.I. before going to work as a buyer in the men’s department for L.S. Ayres, a job he loved. After Ayres was sold, Tom became co-owner of “Antiques and More” store, and finished his working career as an Office Manager with Ardsley Property Management Co.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, and his older brother, James R. Craig. He is survived by his sister, Elizabeth Craig Fox, of Northallerton, England and his cousin, Cynthia L. Lewis of Indianapolis, who, along with her family, cared for him at the end of his life.

There will be no services, but condolences may be left online at CrownHill.org. Memorial Contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels of Indianapolis.
Thomas was a member of the Bishop Chatard Class of 1967.

Frank Minton, Class of 1989

Frank Minton, BCHS Class of 1989, passed away on November 18, 2018. Viewing will be on Sat., Dec. 8 from 10 a.m – noon at Grace Apostolic Church, 649 E. 22nd Stree, Indianapolis, 46202. Services begin at noon.

Patrick 'Packy' Hoyt, Class of 1987

Patrick Hoyt, 49, of Golden, Colorado passed away on November 28.
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‘Packy’ was the brother of the following BCHS alumni: Fr. Michael Hoyt, Danny Hoyt ’85, David Hoyt ’84, Jean Ann Hoyt ’86, Megan Mary Hoyt ’90, Elizabeth “Buffie” Hoyt VanWienen ’96 and Sam Hoyt ’98.

John Barnes, November 2018

John A. Barnes, 60, of Indianapolis, IN passed away on Friday, November 16, 2018.

Born June 17, 1958 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Thomas and Mary Ellen Barnes. He is survived by his siblings: Thomas (Kris) Barnes, Kathleen (the late, Keith) Tekulve, Andrew (David) Barnes, Matthew (Lisa) Barnes, Christopher (Debbie) Barnes, and Vincent (Michelle) Barnes. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Barnes.

John graduated from Lawrence Central High School in 1976 and worked at Wishard Hospital until his retirement in 2013. John was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Indianapolis.

Calling will be held from 11am until 1pm on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at Flanner Buchanan- Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, where his funeral service will immediately follow at 1pm. Burial will follow services in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Little Sisters of the Poor in John’s name.

John was the brother of the following BCHS alumni: Thomas Barnes ’75; Michael Barnes ’77 (deceased); Kathleen Barnes Tekulve ’79; Andrew Barnes ’81; Matthew Barnes ’82; Christopher Barnes ’84 and Vincent Barnes ’86. He was also an uncle to many other alumni. He was the brother-in-law of current BCHS teacher, Lisa Barnes.

David Cates, September 2018

David M. Cates, 79, of Indianapolis, passed September 30, 2018. He was born April 4, 1939 in Richmond, IN to the late Arthur Clyde and Mary Agnes (Carroll) Cates. David retired from A & F Engineering in 2004 after a 38-year career and was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and Northside K of C. He was a racing fan, including Indy 500 and Nascar, and always made sure to attend his grandchildren’s sporting events.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary; children, Michael (Connie), Patricia (Matt), Jim (Janice), Stephanie, and Carolyn (Chris); and 7 grandchildren.

Visitation will be 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Thursday, October 4 at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary, 2126 E. 71st St., Indianapolis, IN and from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Friday, October 5, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 7200 Sarto Dr., Indianapolis, IN. His Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am Friday, October 5 at the church with burial to follow at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in Indianapolis, IN.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to: St. Pius X Catholic Church.

Online condolences may be left at: www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com.

David was father to the following BCHS alumni: Michael Cates ’82; Patricia Cates Holda ’83; Jim Cates ’85; Stephanie Cates Ickes ’87; Carolyn Cates George ’89 and grandfather to current BCHS students: Grayson Cates ’20 and Anthony Cates ’22.

Thomas Patrick (Pat) Burke, October 2018

Thomas Patrick (Pat) Burke, 74, of Indianapolis, IN, passed peacefully away on Tuesday, October 2, 2018.

Born in Louisville, KY, on August 11, 1944, Pat was a graduate of Trinity High School and University of Louisville. He was preceded in death by parents Margaret Ann (Kretz) and Thomas Henry Burke and brothers Dr. Daniel Burke and Donald Burke.

He is survived by his wife of almost 52 years, Helen C. (Kuhn) Burke; daughter Eileen Dennie (David) and son Sean Burke (Ellecia); sister Joan Bader (Allen); and grandchildren Jake and Molly Dennie, and Conor, Ryan and Dylan Burke.

Pat served on the Parish Council of Christ the King Catholic Church, was recognized in the Hall of Fame of Bishop Chatard High School and was a former president of Haverford Little League. He was a member of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity, the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

His family extends sincere thanks to the doctors and staff of VA Medical Center Oncology Department, Midwest Eye Institute, and St. Vincent Hospice. Special thanks also to friends and family for the many visits and expressions of love he received.

Please think of Pat when donating to your favorite charity.
Visitation for Pat will be held at Indiana Funeral Care at 8151 Allisonville Road in Indianapolis on Friday, October 12, 4-8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Christ the King Church, 5884 N. Crittenden Avenue, Saturday, October 13, 10:30 a.m., with calling an hour before the service.

Pat was a Bishop Chatard Achievement Award Honoree and the father of BCHS alumni: Eileen (Burke) Dennie ’85 and Sean Burke ’88.

John Ward, Class of 1984

John D Ward passed away quietly in his sleep on 9/10/18. John was a graduate of Bishop Chatard High school and received his Bachelor’s Degree of Liberal Arts and Political Science from Indiana University in Indpls., IN. John was married for 21 years to his loving wife Therese Byerly, whom he loved and cared for deeply. John was the youngest of six children of Charles and Patricia Ward: brothers, Michael Ward (Sherri),Daniel Ward (Genie) and sisters, Mary Marks (Pete),Theresa Ward, Jacqueline Neible (Jon) abd several nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by his father Charles Ward.
John was an avid Notre Dame fan and lived for opening day of football and basketball season.
A Celebration of Life gathering will take place at a future date to be announced.

John was the brother of the following BCHS alumni: Theresa Ward ’79, Daniel Ward ’80 and Jackie Neil ’82.

Omer Vogelgesang Jr, September 2018

Omer A. Vogelgesang Jr, 93, of Fishers IN passed away on Saturday, September 8th, 2018. He was the husband of Reba (Hindman) Vogelgesang, father of Linda Kavanaugh and Philip Vogelgesang. Services are pending at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary, 2126 E. 71st St, Indianapolis. A full obituary can be read and condolences expressed online at www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com
Omer was the father of the following BCHS alumni: Linda Vogelgesang Kavanaugh ’68 and Phil Vogelgesang ’71; grandfather to these alumni: Heather Kavanaugh Wilson ’95, Steve Kavanaugh ’98, Karen Kavanaugh Dagon ’99 and Julie Kavanaugh ’00 and great-grandfather to current student Kaden Morgan ’21.

Jack Ackermann, August 2018

Jack Ackermann passed away at home on Sunday, August 5th, 2018. Jack was the husband of long time staff member May Ann Ackermann, and father/grandfather to the following BCHS alumni: Bill ’82, Lisa ’83, Tom ’86, Mike ’98, Holly ’10 and Danny ’13.
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Marylou Dall Kelb Loughlin, August 2018

Marylou Dall Kelb Loughlin, McCordsville – 86, passed away on August 3, 2018. She was born in Bedford, Indiana on October 30, 1931 to the late Clarence and Annis (Hubbard) Cochrane. Marylou’s previous employment was as an administrative secretary for IPS. She was a member of Holy Spirit at Geist Catholic Church and P.E.O. Sorority. Prior to her marriage to John J. Loghlin, Marylou was married to Joseph H. Dall for 31 years and Edwin Kelb for 18 years.

A memorial visitation will be held at Holy Spirit of Geist Chapel on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until time of the mass at 10:00 a.m..

Marylou is survived by her husband of 13 years, John J. Loughlin; sons, Mark Dall (Jacque), Steven Dall (Cynthia), Phillip Dall (Mary); daughters, Cynthia Dall Harvey and Linda Ellison Whitaker; step-children, Margaret Boulden-Fields (Christopher), Neil Loughlin (Robin) and Carol Loughlin; former son- in – law, Joseph Harvey; 9 grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren and 1 step-great-grandchild..

Memorial contributions are requested for the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 East 91st St. Ste 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240. Services are entrusted to Shirley Brothers Fishers Castleton.

Marylou was the mother of the following BCHS alumni: Phil Dall ’76 and Cynthia Dall Harvey ’78.

James McCrea 'Mack' Doyle, Class of 1975

James McCrea “Mack” Doyle, Fishers, 61, passed away Monday, July 23, 2018. He was born March 12, 1957 in Indianapolis to the late James B. “Jimmy” and Dolores Dezelan “Muffy” Doyle. Mack is also preceded in passing by his sisters, Debby Doyle McCalley and Jody Doyle Dolen. He was a member of the Bishop Chatard Class of ’75 and a graduate of Miami of Ohio. Mack retired as a Principal at Somerset CPAs. He served on the board of the Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation and was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church.

He is survived by his brothers, Dan Doyle (Janet) and Tim Doyle (Becky); sisters, Jamie Ismail (Ahmed) and Jenny Walker (Chris); brother-in-law, George Dolen; four nieces, Erin McCalley Homan (Alex), Dr. Katie McCalley, Ellie Walker, and Hannah Ismail; and great nephew, JJ Homan.

The Doyle family would like to express our gratitude to the Chatard Class of ’75, the Dinner Angels, and those dear friends, who for 10 years volunteered nightly and came to Mack’s aid.

Visitation will be 9:00 am to 11:00 am Monday, July 30 at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary, 2126 E. 71st St., Indianapolis, IN 46220. Following will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 am at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 7200 Sarto Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46220 with a luncheon immediately following in the church hall. He will be laid to rest at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery in Indianapolis.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation, www.mdff.org, PO Box 776 Carmel, IN 46032.

Online condolences may be left at www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com

‘Mack’ was a member of the BCHS Class of 1975. He is preceded in death by two sisters who were alumni, Debbie (Doyle) McCalley ’74 and Jody (Doyle) Dolen ’80 and had these alumni in his family: brothers and sisters: Dan Doyle ’77, Tim Doyle ’79, Jamie Ismail ’82 and Jenny Walker ’88; and nieces: Erin (McCalley) Homan ’06; Dr. Katie McCalley ’09 and Hannah Ismail ’21.

Donald Ash, July 2018

Donald G. Ash, 82, died on July 24th, 2018 He was an auditor with the state of Indiana, retiring in 2000. He was also associated with several organizations and was former president of the Indianapolis Commercial. He was a 1953 graduate of Indianapolis Cathedral High School and Marian College in 1961, where he met his wife Janice (Dormeier) of 57 years who survives. Mr. Ash was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. He was a Eucharistic minister, active in pro-life activities, rosary prayer group and a volunteer coach. He served in the US Army Reserves for 6 years. He volunteered at Community North hospital and St. Vincent DePaul food pantry. He was an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous since 1989. Other survivors are son Kevin M. Ash, Michael K. (Jennifer) Ash, daughter Karen M. Ash and grandchildren Eric, Lauren and Lyndsey Ash. A memorial service and Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Pius X, 7200 Sarto Dr. on August 10th, 2018 at 12:00 PM, visitation between 9:00AM and noon that day, with a private inurnment service to follow later that day. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Vincent DePaul food pantry, 3001 E. 30th St, Indianapolis

Donald was the father of the following BCHS alumni: Kevin M. Ash, ’81 and Michael Ash ’87.

Sandra Ceconi Farney, Class of 1979

Sandra Cecconi Farney, age 56, died July 17, 2018 in Carmel, IN.

Visitation will be on Friday July 20 at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary, 2126 E. 71st Street, Indianapolis from 4 pm to 8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday July 21, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 7200 Sarto Drive, Indianapolis at 10:30 am with visitation an hour before service. Following the graveside service at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, 9700 Alisonville Rd., Indianapolis, a reception to follow at Capri Restaurant 2602 Ruth Dr., Indianapolis.

Memorials in Sandra’s name may be made to The American Cancer Society.

Robb McGinnis, Class of 1984

Robb James McGinnis passed away peacefully on Wed. June 27, 2018, at Indiana University Hospital surrounded by his family and very close friends.

Robb is survived by Catherine Behrman, the love and strength of his life; his children, Annie, Emily, and Ben; children’s mother, Tina McGinnis; his father Daniel T. McGinnis and step-mother Antoinette McGinnis; his mother Jo Ann Stevenson; six brothers, Dan, Dave, Joe, Brad, Matt, Zack; two sisters, Beth and Jennifer. Robb’s extended family includes seven nephews and five nieces.

A Celebration of Robb’s life will be Monday, July 2, 2018, at Leppert Mortuary- Nora Chapel, 740 E. 86th Street from 4-8 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at St. Luke Catholic Church, 7575 Holliday Drive East, at 11:00 a.m. Robb says Go Cubs and bring another World Series!

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the family for the care of his children.

To share a memory, please visit www.leppertmortuary.com.

Robb was a member of the BCHS Class of 1984 and the father of BCHS alum, Annie, Class of 2013.

Patricia Rynard, June 2018

Patricia Ann Rynard, 85, of Indianapolis, departed this life, June 19, 2018. She was born July 26, 1932 in Indianapolis to John Paul and Margaret Ann Fox Barnes. She worked at College Life Insurance Company as a systems analyst, retiring in 1994. She is a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and the Third Order of St. Francis. Patricia is survived by her children R. Michael, John D., Joseph W., Mary E. Rynard, Nancy J. Ohler and 12 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Oscar Rynard, son Martin D. Rynard, sisters Mary Biggs, Dorothy Inman, brother John Barnes.

Visitation will be Sunday, June 24 from 4 – 8 pm at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, June 25 at 10 am at St. Pius X Catholic Church, with visitation a hour before service. Burial will be in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery. Memorial in Patricia’s name may be made to St. Pius X Catholic School or Holy Cross Food Pantry. Remembrances and thoughts may be made at www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com
Patricia is the mother of the following BCHS alumna: Mary ’77

Mary Frances Quigley , June 2018

Mary Frances Dingley Quigley died June 3rd at age 94. Frances possessed a loving heart, an indomitable will, and a sharp sense of humor. She drew deeply from those strengths while raising her large and devoted family.

She is survived by her children Bill (Debbie), Mary (Mollie), Tim, Judy (Darrell), Terry (Lisa), Patty (Mike), Katy, Fran (Ellen), and Dan (Sabrina), sixteen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, and her sister Samuella Dingley Emmerich. Her beloved husband Bill preceded her in death, as did her sister Margaret Dingley Sperry.

Family was Frances’ first and foremost priority, but she was also a longtime physical therapist who was deeply dedicated to her patients. She was willing to provide tender care or a spirited fight on their behalf with powers-that-be, whatever the situation called for. She specialized in therapy for seniors, and worked in nursing homes before concluding her career at Visiting Nurse Service.

Along with Bill, she built her life around providing for others, both to their family and to the broader community. In their later years, they dedicated countless hours to the Society of St Vincent de Paul. Like Bill, Frances concluded her life with a gift to the IU School of Medicine Anatomical Donation program.

The family gives special thanks to the patient and wise caregivers of Marquette and Clarity.

Memorial services will be held at a date yet to be determined. Donations in her name can be made to Martha’s Table in Washington DC, where her daughter Patty is President and CEO, or to the Pratt-Quigley Client Choice Food Pantry in Indianapolis, c/o St. Vincent de Paul Society.
She was the mother of the following BCHS alumni: Dan Quigley ’84; Fran Quigley ’80 and Katy Quigley ’77.

John O'Loughlin, May 2018

John Rice O’Loughlin, Professor Emeritus, IUPUI, Indianapolis, 84, passed away on April 13, 2018.
John was the father of the following BCHS alumni: Catherine (O’Loughlin) O’Connell ’82; Marian (O’Loughlin) Power ’85 and Leo O’Loughlin ’87.
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Steve Jones, Class of 1988

Steve Alan Jones, Noblesville, 48, died May 5, 2018. He was born April 1, 1970 in Cincinnati Ohio. Steve was a manager at Salle Mae. Steve was the ultimate baseball, fan, player and coach, impacting youth baseball players into young men. Steve is survived by his wife Delores Newsome Jones, mother Chris Koch Jones sisters Michelle (Bryan) Boyd, Nicole (Chad) Jones, nieces and nephews Hunter, Dakota, Austin and Caroline. Honorary daughter LaSha (Tim) Redmond and his baseball teams and friends throughout the years. He is preceded in death by his father Matthew “Jack” Jones.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday May 10 at 11 am at St. Matthew Catholic Church with a gathering from 10 – 11 am. Memorials in Steve’s name may be made to Bishop Chatard Athletic Association. Remembrances and thoughts may be made at www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com Services entrusted to Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary. He is survived by many including his 2 sisters who are also Bishop Chatard alumni: Michelle (Jones) Boyd ’89 and Nicole Jones ’93.

John O'Hara, April 2018

John Dennis O’Hara, 86, of Indianapolis, IN passed away April 23, 2018. John was born in Indianapolis on January 1, 1932 to his late parents, Mark and Margaret (Maroney) O’Hara. John attended the University of Notre Dame, before serving his country honorably in the US Army during the Korean War. Following service, John earned his bachelor’s degree in Business from Butler University. During his career, he worked as a salesman, retiring from Mid-State Chemical.

John was a member of St. Monica Catholic Church and former member of Christ the King Catholic Church, he volunteered with St. Vincent de Paul Society and was a past President of the Christ the King Chapter. He enjoyed running, being especially proud to be a participant in the inaugural Mini-Marathon. He also enjoyed traveling, golfing, and especially enjoyed family gatherings.

John was preceded in death by his first wife, Sharon (Gutgsell) O’Hara. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Haragan O’Hara; children: Sean O’Hara, Maureen O’Hara Riner, Kevin O’Hara (Rita), and Patrick O’Hara (Christine); step-children: Michael Haragan and Theresa Haragan (Steve Mitchell); grandchildren: Michael O’Hara, Andrew Riner, Megan Riner, Kevin Miguel O’Hara, Gabriel O’Hara, Kaitlyn Brinneman (Marcus), Ryan O’Hara and Julia O’Hara; and numerous other loving family and friends.

Family and friends may call from 4pm until 8pm on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Flanner Buchanan- Broad Ripple, 1305 E. Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5884 N. Crittenden Avenue, Indianapolis. Entombment will follow services in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in John’s memory to St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Family and friends are encouraged to visit John’s online tribute and guest book at www.flannerbuchanan.com.
John was the father of these BCHS alumni: Sean O’Hara ’80; Maureen O’Hara Riner ’81; Kevin O’Hara ’83 and Patrick O’Hara ’85 and grandfather of these alumni: Michael O’Hara ’09; Andrew Riner ’12; Megan Riner ’14; Kevin Miguel O’Hara ’16 and Gabriel O’Hara ’18.

David Lawson, April 2018

David Walter Lawson, 79, of Indianapolis, IN joined our Heavenly Father on the morning of Saturday, April 14, 2018.
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David was the father of the following BCHS alumni: Scott Lawson ’88 (deceased), Michael Lawson ’86 and Tricia (Lawson) Petty ’93.

Linda Kay Elson, April 2018

Linda Kay Elson, 71, of Indianapolis passed peacefully on April 4, 2018. Linda was born on August 26, 1946 to Frank and Mary (Ohleyer) Lauck. Linda graduated from the University of Dayton. She was a co-owner of Elson’s Lawn and Garden, serving the community for over 35 years. She was a long time parishioner of Christ the King. She loved spending time laughing with friends and family; she had a laugh that was contagious. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 40 years, Richard J. Elson; and her parents. Linda is survived by her children, Ricky (Kris), Jimmy (Marisol), and Tracy (Damon); as well as her 6 grandchildren. Visitation will be April 13 from 4-7PM at Flanner Buchanan-Broad Ripple. A mass of Christian Burial will be April 14 at 10AM at Christ the King Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Joseph/Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial gifts can be made to Little Sisters of the Poor St. Augustine’s or Catholic Youth Organization. Please visit www.flannerbuchanan.com to leave online condolences.
Linda was the mother to BCHS graduates: Ricky ’92, Jimmy ’97 and Tracy Elson Damon ’98.

Delores 'Muffy' Doyle, March 2018

Dolores “Muffy” Dezelan Doyle, Indianapolis, 88, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018. She was born February 21, 1930 in Indianapolis to the late Frank and Agnes Mary (Hajec) Dezelan. Muffy is also preceded in passing by her husband, James B. “Jimmy” Doyle; and daughters, Debby Doyle McCalley and Jody Doyle Dolen.

She is survived by her sons, Mack Doyle, Dan Doyle (Janet), and Tim Doyle (Becky); daughters, Jamie Ismail (Ahmed) and Jenny Walker (Chris); son-in-law, George Dolen; four granddaughters, Erin McCalley Homan (Alex), Dr. Katie McCalley, Ellie Walker, and Hannah Ismail; and great grandson, JJ Homan.

Visitation will be 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm Monday, March 26 at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary, 2126 E. 71st St., Indianapolis, IN 46220. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Tuesday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 7200 Sarto Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46220 with burial to follow at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery in Indianapolis.

Memorial contributions in Muffy’s memory may be made to: Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation, www.mdff.org, PO Box 776 Carmel, IN 46032.

Online condolences may be left at www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com
‘Muffy’ is the mother and grandmother of the following BCHS alumni and current student: James “Mack” Doyle ’75; Dan Doyle ’77; Tim Doyle ’79; Jamie Ismail ’82; Jenny Walker ’88; George Dolen ’79; Erin Homan ’06; Katie McCalley ’09; Hannah Ismail ’21.

Carmelita (Mely) Ralston, March 2018

Carmelita “Mely” Ralston, Indianapolis, 91, passed away on March 10, 2018. She was born April 24, 1926 in Manilla Philippines to Cayetano and Albina Zulueta Rafael. She worked in the cafeteria at Bishop Chartard High School and Northview Schools. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church and Newman Club at Butler University. Mely was preceded in death by her beloved husband of over 55 years James R. Ralston II. She is survived by her children: Jeanette Ralston Cook, James R. Ralston III, John D. Ralston, grandchildren: Alexis Cook, Justin Ralston and Cyle Ralston Cobb. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday March 17 at 10:30 am at Christ the King Catholic Church. Visitation will be Friday, March 16 from 4 – 8 pm at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary. Burial will follow in Washington Park North Cemetery. Memorials in Mely’s name may be made to Christ the King Catholic Church or American Heart Society. Tributes may be made at www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com. Carmelita “Mely” Ralston was one of the first members of the BCHS cafeteria staff. She was the mother to Jeannette Ralston Cook, Class of 1965.

Thomas Fletcher, February 2018

Thomas Morgan Fletcher, 82, of Indianapolis died February 11, 2018. He was the father of the following BCHS alumni: Laurie Stroke, ’81, Shelle Hertz ’82, Matt Fletcher ’86 and Amy Fletcher ’87.
Obituary

Linda Rettig Hill, February 2018

Linda Jane Rettig Hill of Fishers, Indiana, beloved wife of Frank C. Hill passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. She was born October 16, 1933 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late John N. Rettig and Laura Patricia Bracken Rettig.

Linda is preceded in death by son, Charles (Charlie) F. Hill, brother, J. Ronald Rettig and sister, Mary R. Abbott. She is survived by her husband, Frank C. Hill, daughter, Jane (James) Callahan, son, Jeffrey Hill and daughter-in-law, Peggy (Charlie) Hill, grandchildren, Angela Callahan Swisher (Matthew), Christine E. Callahan, Stephanie Hill Schuck (Matthew), F. Alexander Hill (Paige), Jennifer M. Hill and great grandson, Francis A. Schuck.

Linda was a member of St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church and served on several parish ministries including Sally Burton Food Pantry, Prayer Shawl, Interfaith Hospitality Network and was involved in cooking and serving meals to the homeless in downtown Indianapolis. She crocheted and knitted over 300 sets of baby blankets, booties and hats which were all donated to Riverview Hospital, Touch of Love. She also crocheted bed size afghans which she donated to The Julian Center’s annual fundraiser auction. Linda volunteered as a Girl Scout Leader, CCD teacher for St. Simon and St. Lawrence Catholic Churches and was an Easterseals Crossroads Rehabilitation Center volunteer. She was a 1951 graduate of St. Agnes Academy, Indianapolis, and she attended Butler University and IUPUI. She worked in the insurance and fire protection industries along with being an artist and homemaker. Linda was a member of Beta Beta Latrian and Questers (Fall Creek Chapter). Linda enjoyed gardening, cooking, caring for animals, and passing traditions on to her children and grandchildren. Since volunteering was an activity that Linda cherished dearly, one of her departing wishes was to have each family member choose at least one organization to get involved with and avidly volunteer for as much possible.

Visitation will be, Monday, February 19, 2018, from 4 to 7 pm with a Rosary service at 6:30 pm at Flanner Buchanan-Oaklawn Memorial Gardens (Conner Suite). Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 10:30 am at St. Louis de Montfort, 11421 Hague Road, Fishers, IN 46038. The burial will be immediately following the mass at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions in honor of Linda may be made to St. Meinard Seminary & School of Theology, Development Office, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinard, Indiana, 47577.

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Linda was the mother of BCHS alumnus Jeff Hill, Class of 1982.

Neil Schafer, January 2018

Neil James Schafer, 60, of Indianapolis, passed away at his home on January 29, 2018. He was born on November 30, 1957 to the late James Joseph Schafer and Rita Schafer-Dakin. Neil attended Saint Lawrence Catholic School and Lawrence Central Senior High School. Neil held many positions at St. Lawrence Catholic Church; on the sports committee, entertainment committee, and gym manager are a few examples.

Neil was preceded in death by his parents, mentioned above, along with his daughter, Alison Marie Schafer. He is survived by his wife, Marlene White-Schafer and three children, Ashley Schafer-Hardin, James Schafer, and Emily Schafer.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10am on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 4650 N. Shadeland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, with a gathering one hour prior to the mass. Burial to follow at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN. To view Neil’s full obituary, please visit www.legacycremationfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Neil was the father to these BCHS alumni: Alison (deceased) ’12, James ’11, Emily ’10 and brother to Joseph ’81.

Gene Young Shin, January 2018

Gene Young Shin, husband to Aimee LaFrance Shin, BCHS Class of 1993, passed away on January 30, 2018 at the age of 43 surrounded by his loving family. Read his life’s story

Lawrence Gregg 'Jack' Vannice III, January 2018

Lawrence Gregg “Jack” Vannice III, 73, of Indianapolis, departed this life January 13, 2018. Jack was the husband on Ann ’68 and a former BCHS football coach.
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David Drew, Class of 1991

David E. Drew, age 45, passed away Saturday, December 30th in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a loving husband and father of three. David had a long career in medical device sales with Zyga Technologies and previously Rapp Medical. He graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelors in Public and Envioronmental Affairs. He was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church, Penrod Society, Sigma Chi Fraternity and Meridian Hills Country Club.

David is survived by his loving wife: Julia “Julie” Valenti Drew, and his triplets: Maren, David and Caroline Drew. His parents; William and Jane (Clark) Drew and siblings; William (Diane) Drew, James (Jennifer) Drew and Jane (Dax) Pisacane. Parents-in-law are Joseph and Karen Valenti. Julie graciously thanks the St. Luke families for their care and prayers along with the numerous medical institutions for their loving care of David. Through your profound love and generosity, you have filled David’s family with hope and provided a home away from home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 11:00am in St. Luke Catholic Church. Visitors are welcome on Friday, January 5th in the St. Luke Gym from 3:00 to 7:00pm with a Rosary said at 6:00pm. Words of remembrance following the rosary. Additional calling will be Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00am in the Fr. Paul Courtney parlor.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the David Drew Brain Cancer Research Fund https://www.fidelitycharitable.org/docs/Contribution.pdf Account number 1139687.

You are invited to visit www.leppertmortuary.com to leave a condolence for the Drew family or share a memory of David. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel.
His brother James and sister-in-law Jenny are both members of the Class of 1988.

Donald Stuhldreher, December 2017

Donald Joseph Stuhldreher, age 82, of Indianapolis passed away December 26, 2017. Don was born on August 28, 1935 to the late Walter and Mildred (Brosnan) Stuhldreher. He was a proud graduate of Cathedral High School and the University of Notre Dame. Don served in the Indiana National Guard and was a member of the Service Club and City Club of Indianapolis. He was utterly devoted to his family, his community, and the Catholic Church, wherein he was a Knight of the Holy Sepulcher.

Don worked at Indiana National Bank for 22 years, and at Huntington Bank in Columbus, Ohio, from where he retired in 1990. Don leaves many, many friends and associates in Columbus, in addition to the multitude in Indianapolis, as well as those from the area around his and Toni’s favorite place on earth, their cottage at Lake Leelanau, Michigan, where they spent countless days and seasons with family and friends ‘in paradise.’

Don was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Lou (Kaiser) Stuhldreher; by his brother, Walter (“Bud”); and sister, Anne Kessing. He is survived by his wife Antoinette (“Toni”), and children Sharon Stuhldreher; Mark Stuhldreher; Kurt Stuhldreher; Tim (Ginny) Greene; Lori (Gordon) Stanley; Peter (Laurie) Stuhldreher; Tony (Sara) Greene; Kevin Stuhldreher; Mindy Greene; Michael (Cristy) Stuhldreher; and Jennifer Greene. Also survived by his brother William (Mary Kay) Stuhldreher of Indianapolis, and by his sister Marjorie (William) Tobin, of Anchorage, Alaska. Survived also by his greatest treasure and light of his life, Don and Toni’s 19 grandchildren.

Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Saturday December 30, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Indianapolis. Visitation and calling was held Friday December 29, 2017, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel. You are invited to visit the website www.leppertmortuary to share a personal memory of Don. Memorial contributions may be made to Leelanau Conservancy www.leelanauconservancy.org
Donald was the father and grandfather to the following graduates: Sharon Stuhldreher ‘77; Colleen Winship ‘09; Claire Winship ‘07; Christopher Winship ‘04; Mark Stuhldreher ‘78; Kurt ‘Stuhldreher ‘79; Peter Stuhldreher ‘83; Lori Stanley ‘81; Tim Greene ‘80; Christine Greene ‘12; Tony Greene ‘83 and Melinda Greene ‘84.

Rosanne Frey Clancy, December 2017

Rosanne Frey Clancy, 85, of Indianapolis, passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017. She was the mother of 7 BCHS graduates: Marny Poe ’73, Ann Lee ’74, Margie Brown ’75, Kathryn Clancy ’77, Joe Clancy ’81, James Clancy ’86, Bridget Brown ’91
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Amy Catherine (Meyer) Schomacker, Class of 1994

Amy Catherine (Meyer) Schomacker was born July 16, 1976, and passed away December 2, 2017. She attended Saint Lawrence Catholic School, and graduated from Bishop Chatard High School and Butler University. Amy’s legacy is one of selflessness, always looking for ways to help others live fuller lives: teacher at Saint Joan of Arc Catholic School; technology trainer in Pike Township; fundraiser, planner, and educator for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; volunteer at Northeast Cooperative Preschool and Saint Simon the Apostle School; eldest sister, devoted daughter, wife, mother, aunt, godmother, and dear friend; and ultimately an organ donor. Her caring and joyful spirit continues to spread light through all the lives she touched.

Amy is survived by her husband Geoff, her daughters Olive and Hazel, her parents Michael and Arlyn (Hanle) Meyer, her sisters Lisa (Meyer) Gunyon and Sarah (Meyer) Overpeck, her niece and goddaughter Piper Gunyon, and many relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Friday, December 8, 2017, at Saint Simon the Apostle Church, 8155 Oaklandon Road, Indianapolis. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 1:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to a fund benefitting Amy’s husband and daughters for education and living expenses. Please visit https://www.youcaring.com/geoffoliveandhazelschomacker-1034848.

Arrangements are being handled by Flanner Buchanan – Geist.
In Amy’s family are the following BCHS alumni: Lisa Gunyon ’96 and Sarah Overpeck ’01.

Jenni Skinner-Stoltz, Class of 1986

Jenni Skinner-Stoltz, Class of 1986, passed away on November 19. A memorial gathering hosted by her family will be held at Moe and Johnny’s, on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome.

Chris Bettelmeyer, November 2017

Chris Bettelmeyer passed on Nov. 16. She was the mother of the following BCHS alumni: Elizabeth ’01 and David ’06.

Dante Ventresca, October 2017

Dante Linné Ventresca, 97, of Indianapolis, loving and gentle husband and father was born into eternal life on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 12:40 in the afternoon surrounded by his family at home. Dante was born June 3, 1920 in Washington, D.C. When he was just months old, his family moved to Western Springs, IL a Chicago suburb where he grew up. He attended public elementary school and graduated from Lyons Township High School. He was attending the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana when America entered World War II. He served as a United States Army medic and Prisoner of War guard from August 11, 1942 to April 14, 1946 stationed at Camp Breckinridge Kentucky and Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis. Dante married Marie Charlotte Rudd of Evansville, IN on December 16, 1944.  The couple settled in Evansville where their first ten children were born. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Evansville College on the GI Bill and a master’s degree from the University of Illinois. In 1958, Dante accepted a position at Marian College teaching microbiology in the Nursing Program, and the family moved to Brownsburg, IN. Dante found his true calling in 1962 when he started teaching botany, biology, and chemistry for Indianapolis Public Schools at Shortridge High School.
After their eleventh child was born in 1966, Dante and Marie relocated the family to Indianapolis. In 1972, he transferred to Howe High School where he taught until his retirement in 1985. During his career, he was honored to receive four National Science Foundation Grants at both the University of Michigan and the University of California, Berkeley.  Dante and Marie always took the children on these summer adventures which opened the world to them. From 1974 to 2005, Dante and Marie would drive from Indianapolis to California to spend summers with their children who lived there. Dante is survived by his eleven children: Mimi, James, Thomas (Gini Wharton), Charlotte (John) Petry, Joel, Brian (Sarah Adams), Anne (Peter) Masciopinto, Laura (Gregg) Montgomery, Dante C. (Rachael), Karen (Brent) Silcox, and Vincent (Dianne); his grandchildren, Kimberly (Joel) Barnard, Sarah, Christopher and Claire Silcox, Katherine Masciopinto, Simone Montgomery, Benjamin and Renee Ventresca, and Marcella Ventresca; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Louis and Joan Rudd and many loving nieces and nephews. Dante is preceded in death by his beloved wife Marie of 69 years; his beloved parents, Francesco and Florence (Olson) Ventresca; his sister and brother-in-law, Laura V. Brown and George Brown; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joseph F. and Betty Rudd; his grandson, Matthew C. Ventresca, and his daughter-in-law, Tess M. Ventresca, plus many faithful dogs too numerous to list. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 2:30 in the afternoon at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church at 57th Street and Central Avenue, Indianapolis, IN. An Open House will immediately follow the liturgy at the Ventresca Home. All are welcome. To learn more about Dante Linné Ventresca’s life and legacy or to offer condolences visit: https://dantelinneventresca.wordpress.com/. Anyone wishing to contribute in Dante’s honor, please consider Community Hospice of Indianapolis https://www.ecommunity.com/services/home-care/hospice-program, the Humane Society of Indianapolis http://indyhumane.org/, or Friends of Holliday Park https://www.hollidaypark.org/.
Dante was the father of BCHS alumni: Vincent, ’84 and Karen Ventresca Silox ’79 and father-in-law of Diane Shiner Ventresca ’84.

Daniele Netherton, October 2017

Daniele Anne Netherton, 63, of Indianapolis, passed away on October 26, 2017. She was a retired Registered Nurse. She is survived by her husband, John W. Netherton and children, Scott and Kelly Netherton. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 6 p.m. with calling one hour prior at Flanner Buchanan-Broad Ripple. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Indianapolis. Daniele was the mother of BCHS alum, Scott Netherton, ’99.

Mary Boso, October 2017

Mary McGuire Boso, 87, of Indianapolis, passed away October 16, 2017. Mary was born September 8, 1930 to the late Alexander Felix McGuire and Kathleen Schorgl McGuire. Mary graduated from Bishop Hogan High School and attended St. Mary’s College in Kansas City, MO. She worked for a short time at Union Carbide but then decided to focus her time loving and caring for her family. She was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church and was an expert Bridge player. Mary and Jim had a world class love affair and we find peace in knowing that Mary is back with her beloved husband Jim.

Preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie L. Boso; daughter and son-in-law, Maria T. Shipley and Edward L. Shipley; Mary is survived by her daughters, Molly E. Boso and Catherine “Kitty” E. Boso (Mimi); son, Casper “Cap” N. Boso (Cathy); and eight grandchildren.

Visitation will be Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Fishers-Castleton Chapel, 9900 Allisonville Rd. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 26, 2017 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 4100 E. 56th St.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Augustine Home for Aged, 2345 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46260.  www.shirleybrothers.com.
Mary was mother/grandmother to the following BCHS alumni and current students: Maria Shipley ’73, Molly Boso ’76, Kitty Boso ’79, Cap Boso ’81, Jamie Boso ’12, Jimmie Boso ’18 and Anthony Boso ’20

Nancy Todd, Class of 1976

Nancy Lynn Spanton Todd, 59, of Westfield, passed away October 19, 2017 following a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born June 13, 1958 in Covington, KY, to Robert and Nancy Taylor Spanton. Nan was a 1976 graduate of Bishop Chatard High School. She was the Credentialing Manager for St. Vincent Hospitals for over 30 years. Her greatest joys in life were being a mom, spending time with family, and taking trips to Disney World.
Visitation will be Monday, October 23, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Fishers-Castleton Chapel, 9900 Allisonville Rd. with funeral services Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.
Nan is survived by her loving children, Blake Beard (Rebecca Havens), Emily Gunselman (Andrew) and Jeffrey Todd; mother, Nancy Spanton; siblings, Robert Spanton (Phyllis), Richard Spanton (Deborah Ley) and Suzanne Spanton; nieces, Megan Herman and Kelley Culp (Gregory); and nephew, Brad Herman.
Memorial contributions in Nan’s memory are suggested to: pinkribbonconnection.org and/or metavivor.org. From Shirley Brothers.
Nancy’s brother, Richard, was also a member of the Class of 1976.

Tom Fallon, October 2017

Thomas John “Tom” Fallon, 81, of Indianapolis, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at his home. He was born January 6, 1936 to the late John and Catherine (Burke) Fallon. He was a graduate of Cathedral High School and Xavier University. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, White River Yacht Club, Northside Knights of Columbus, and American Legion Post 34.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Anne Fallon; son, James Fallon (Laurie); daughters, Catherine Schernekau (Kurt) and Anne Marie Stoner (Shawn); grandchildren, Pat Schernekau, Andy Schernekau (Lindsey), Paige Schernekau, Eimile Fallon, Meghan Fallon, Christopher Fallon, Emmett Stoner, and Riley Stoner; and great grandchildren, Adalyn and Leighton Schernekau.

Visitation will be 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary, 2126 E 71st St., Indianapolis, IN 46220. His Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am Wednesday at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5884 Crittenden Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46220 with burial to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Indianapolis. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society . From Dignity Memorial

Tom was the father of three alumni: James ’83, Catherine Scherhekau ’80, and Anne Marie Stonner ’88.

Steve Rayl, Class of 2016

Stephen James “Steve” Rayl, 19, of Indianapolis, IN passed away Tue., Oct. 3, 2017.  Steve was born in Indianapolis, IN on Oct. 26, 1997 to parents Roger E. and Nancy J. Rayl.  He was a 2016 graduate of Bishop Chatard High School

Steve is survived by his parents, Roger and Nancy; brothers, Benjamin and Christopher Rayl; sisters, Cathy Williams and Emily (Bryan) Elrod; and his nephews, James and Alex.

Calling: 5-8pm, Fri., Oct. 6, 2017 at Flanner and Buchanan- Washington Park East, 10722 E. Washington St, Indianapolis and 9-10am, Sat., Oct. 7th at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 6944 East 46th St, Indianapolis, where his Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow at 10am.  Burial: Washington Park East Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Steve Rayl Memorial Fund.

Family and friends are encouraged to visit Steve’s online tribute page at www.flannerbuchanan.com. Steve was a BCHS graduate in the Class of 2016.

Jeanne Eck, September 2017

Jeanne N. Eck, 91, of Indianapolis, passed away September 12, 2017. She was born June 27, 1926 in Waukegan, IL, to the late Carson and Clara Hagerty Neville. Jeanne received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois. She married Robert Eck, and together they formed Holloway House, a family owned and operated business that manufactures wood and floor care products. Jeanne was a longtime member of St. Matthew Catholic Church and also Delta Delta Delta Philanthropic Sorority.

Visitation will be Monday, September 18, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Fishers-Castleton Chapel, 9900 Allisonville Rd. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 4100 E. 56th St.

Jeanne is survived by her loving children, Jon (Starr) Eck, Steven Eck, Cameron Eck, Christopher (Anne Barton) and Amy (Dan) Fillenwarth; grandchildren, Shane, Shawn, Shauna, Kyle, Aileen, Christy, Morgan, David and Connor. Jeanne’s husband, Robert Eck; grandson, Benjamin Fillenwarth; and daughter-in-law, Laura Eck, preceded her in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital. www.shirleybrothers.com.
Jeanne was the mother, mother-in-law or grandmother of the following BCHS alumni: Amy Eck Fillenwarth ’84, Dan Fillenwarth ’83, Christine Fillenwarth ’08, Kyle Fillenwarth ’03, Ben Fillenwarth ’06 (deceased), Chris Eck ’75, Aileen Eck ’08, Steven Eck ’69, David Eck ’14, John Eck ’68 and Cameron Eck ’72.

Zacary Burton, Class of 2008

Zacary Edward Vincent Burton, 27, passed away in LA, California on September 2, 2017. Zacary was born October 24, 1989 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Zac lived in Santa Cruz, CA and Los Angeles, CA for the last 2 years. Zac graduated from Bishop Chatard High School in 2008 and went on to attend Ball State University, majoring in business. Zac loved surfing, watching football, snow boarding, wake boarding, listening to music, making people happy, and reading. He was also an avid movie buff.

Above all, Zac loved spending time with his family and friends. His smile and big, blue eyes brought a spirit of joy into every room he entered. The kindness Zac gave unconditionally to his family, friends, and even complete strangers should be an inspiration to all of us.

Zac is survived by his parents Chris and Jennifer Baker Burton, his brothers Nicolas (Lauren) and Christopher (Erin Hays), sister Mande Miskewycz (Darian), grandparents Woody and Sondra Baker, grandmother Jean Burton, aunts and uncles Randy Baker (Cricket) and Randy Snyder (Susie), cousins Mollie Baker, Joe Snyder, Meghan Snyder Pavek (Kyle), and many other loving relatives and friends. Zac is proceeded in death by his Aunt Susie Snyder.

Visitation will be Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. at Holy Spirit Parish at Geist, 10350 Glaser Way, Fishers, IN 46037. Visitation on Monday, September 11, 2017 will be at 10 a.m., followed by Mass at 11 a.m. at Holy Spirit Parish at Geist. Burial will immediately follow at Washington Park Cemetery, 10612 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46229.

In lieu of flowers, please make your contributions payable to Holy Spirit Parish at Geist for the Zac43 Foundation that is being established in his honor. Your contributions to this foundation are deeply appreciated by our family. Holy Spirit Parish at Geist, 10350 Glaser Way, Fishers, IN 46037, 317-849-9245, janhamilton@hspgeist.org

Flanner and Buchanan-Washington Park East assisting the family with arrangements.
Zac was a member of the BCHS Class of 2008. His brother Nicolas graduated in 2005 and his youngest brother Chris also attended Bishop Chatard.

Daniel Veza, Class of 1967

Daniel Theodore Veza, Jr. (Ted) passed away in the Philippines on January 9, 2017. He was born July 29, 1949. His body has been cremated and his ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean, at his request. Dan was a proud graduate of Bishop Chatard High School’s Class of 1967, Indianapolis, IN, where he was a talented athlete.  He also attended Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN.

Dan was a true American patriot. At the age of seventeen, he entered the military, volunteering for service to his country. He served in the Vietnam war at great personal cost, as he later suffered from the effects of PTSD and Agent Orange.  Dan was proud of his service to his country, and in his later years, he was seldom seen without the cap identifying him as a “Vietnam Veteran.” It warmed his heart to receive a handshake and a “Thank you for your service,” from strangers expressing gratitude.

Dan Veza was a Vietnam veteran, a loving son, a caring brother, a supportive uncle, and a friend to all who met him. He knew no strangers. He was deeply committed and loyal to his family, wanting only love and acceptance in return. He was extremely close to many of his nephews and nieces; he loved spending time with them when he traveled home from California to visit with those family members who loved and accepted him. His sweet, generous spirit was evident to all who truly knew him.

Dan was preceded in death by his father, Daniel T. Veza; his mother, Marjorie J. Veza; his younger brother, Thomas F. Veza; his wife, Joan Veza; and his stepson, Carlo Flora. He will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved him.        Daniel was a BCHS graduate in the Class of 1967 and served as the BCHS honorary football captain during the 2016 Homecoming game.

Beverly Brelage, August 2017

Beverly J. Brelage, age 74, of Indianapolis, IN, died on Sunday, August 13, 2017. She was born on August 5, 1943 in Indianapolis to the late Charles and Ruby (Goettling) Commons.

She is survived by her 3 sons, Gregory (Polly) Brelage of Indianapolis, Chris (Sarah) Brelage of Fishers and Brad (Alejandra) Brelage of Pembroke Pines, FL; 5 grandchildren, Emily, Alyssa, Thomas, Isabella and Sophia Brelage. She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Richard Brelage and son, Jeff Brelage.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary Service at 7:30 p.m. at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services – Lawrence, 5215 N. Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, August 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Indianapolis.
Beverly is the mother of the following BCHS alumni: Chris, ’88 and Brad ’90.

Rose (Seufert) Essary, Class of 1983

Rose Essary of Breckenridge, Colorado passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017. She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to Cliff and Mary Ann Seufert. She attended Purdue University, then worked in Indianapolis where she met Chuck Essary; the two quickly became best friends. They married in 1994, and settled briefly in Chesterton, Indiana before realizing a lifelong dream of moving to the mountains, landing in Breckenridge in 2000. Rose immediately embraced the outdoor lifestyle, trail running, mountain biking, skiing, camping and hiking. She was constantly outside playing with her two boys, Will and Kevin. She became active in the community, channeling her love of children into work at the Breckenridge Recreation Center and Carriage House Preschool, and her love of books at the Summit County Library. She treasured the close-knit local community and the amazing friends she made.

Rose leaves behind her beloved husband Chuck and incredible sons Will and Kevin. She is also survived by her parents Cliff and Mary Ann Seufert; siblings Joe (Krissy) Seufert, John Seufert, and Kathleen (Drew) Grimes, all of Indianapolis, Dan Seufert of South Lake Tahoe, CA, Jim (Mindy) Seufert of Grand Rapids, MI, Theresa (Mike) Sispera of Grand Haven, MI , David (Lynn) Seufert of Louisville, KY, Steve (Sara) Seufert of Denver, CO and Mike Seufert of Salt Lake City, UT, in addition to numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorial donations can be made to Carriage House Preschool, 890 Airport Rd., Breckenridge, CO 80424. The best way to honor Rose, however, is to gather friends and/or family together and go outside and enjoy nature’s gifts.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Carter Park in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Bailey-Kent Funeral Home of Silverthorne is assisting the family with arrangements. Please visit www.kentfuneralhomes.com to leave a condolence or remembrance for Rose’s family.
Rose was one of 9 children who attended BCHS between 1983-1996. Thank you for keeping her and her family in your prayers. Rose’s siblings who are BCHS alumni are: Joseph ’83, John ’85, Daniel ’88, James ’90, Theresa Sispera ’92, David ’93, Steve ’95 and Kathleen Grimes ’96.

Bill Wood, August 2017

William J. Wood, 89, died August 8, 2017. He practiced law in Indianapolis with Wood Tuohy Gleason Mercer & Herrin for 52 years and was counsel to Mercer-Belanger until his death.

Calling will be from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Feeney Hornak Keystone Mortuary. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 7:00 p.m. followed by the rosary. Visitation will also be Monday, August 14 at St. Pius X Catholic Church from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. where he and his wife, Joann, have served on varies ministries most notable as lay ministers of the Eucharist.

Mr. Wood was past President of the Parish Council and has been a member of two faith sharing groups. Burial will be at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery.

In insurance corporate and business matters, he had been general counsel and was a director of Grain Dealers Mutual Insurance Company and Indiana attorney and also a director of American Income Life. He had also served Concord National Life and National Mutual Life Insurance Companies and other insurance organizations. He was past Chairman of the Legislative Committee of the Insurance Institute of Indiana.

He was past Chairman of the Indiana Corporate Law Survey Commission and served on the drafting committees of the present Indiana business corporation law and the Indiana nonprofit corporation law.

He served as general counsel to the Indiana Catholic Conference and had served as an attorney for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis and volunteer attorney of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Indianapolis, the Carmelite Monastery and formerly the Fatima Retreat House. He was a member of the National Association of Diocesan Attorneys. He was founding attorney of the Catholic Community Foundation of Indianapolis.

Mr. Wood was founding attorney for Westview Hospital and had served as attorney for the Indiana Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons. He was formerly general counsel for the Indiana Association of Realtors.

He attended Butler University before enlisting in the U.S. Army. After military service overseas he graduated from Indiana University in 1950 and received his J.D. degree from I.U. LAW School.

Mr. Wood was past President of the Indianapolis Bar Association, past Secretary of the Indiana State Bar Association and past President of the St. Thomas Moore Legal Society and Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation.

He was a co-founder of the old alcoholic rehabilitation center at the Marion County jail and received the brotherhood award of the old National Conference of Christians and Jews of Indiana.

He was past President of the Indianapolis Literary Club and member of the Center for Plain Language of Silver Springs, Maryland. He was a devotee to Dr. Rudolph Flesch, who invented “Plain English”, the first scientific method for measuring the level of readability of the printed word.

He was a life-long bird watcher and a member of the Amos Butler Chapter of the National Audubon Society and also the American Legion.

In addition to his beloved wife of 63 years, Joann Jones Wood, he is survived by their eight children, Steven and wife Teresa, Matthew and wife Laura, Kathleen, Michael, Joseph and wife Lara, James and wife Andrea, Julie and David and wife, Lisa, and twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to the St. Pius X endowment of the Catholic Community Foundation of Indianapolis or to the Indianapolis Bar Foundation, the Westview Hospital Foundation, the Indianapolis Literary Club Foundation or the Amos W. Butler Audubon Society, the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Indianapolis, or the Carmelite Monastery of Oldenburg, Indiana.

Service entrusted to Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary. Tributes may be made at

www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com.
Bill was the father of the following BCHS alumni: Steven ’75, Matthew ’76, Kathleen ’78, Michael ’79, Joseph ’81, James ’82, Julie ’84, David ’87 and grandfather of these alumni: Greg ’12 and Sarah ’10.

Parma Joseph 'Tommy' Sergi, August 2017

Parma Joseph “Tommy” Sergi died peacefully on August 3, 2017 surrounded by his beloved family. He was born Palm Sunday, April 10, 1927 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Giuseppe Sergi and Teresa Zappia, both immigrants from Plati, Italy.

He attended Holy Cross Catholic grade school, St Meinrad Seminary, and graduated from Cathedral High School in 1946, remaining a faithful alumnus of all three and had lifelong friends from each. He proudly served in both WWII and the Korean War in the US Army.

On November 3, 1956 he married Roseanne Oberting at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and in 1961 moved to Nativity parish in Franklin Township where he raised his family and lived for 56 years.

He was a foreman in the Composing Room at the Indianapolis Star-News and retired in 1992 after 38 years of employment.

He made many sacrifices in order to send five children to Nativity Grade School and Roncalli High School and supported both schools long after his children had graduated.

He played baseball as a young man, bowled, and was an avid golfer well into his early 80’s.

He adapted the teachings of St Benedict, the founder of St Meinrad, to his own life and often repeated the phrase “Ora et Labora” (pray and work) as well as the teaching of hospitality to all. He often gave charitable gifts to the poor and needy, homeless, missionaries, and Native Americans.

He believed in family and set a high standard of what it meant to be a loving father, faithful husband, provider, and steward of God not only to his immediate family but to nieces, nephews, neighbors, co-workers, and friends. He had a contagious smile and a positive attitude even in the most challenging times.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Giuseppe and Teresa Sergi, brothers Anthony, Dominic, Frank and Rocco, and daughter Noel.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Roseanne, his children Linda Melton, Paul Sergi (Toni), Phil Sergi (Linda), Joanne Sergi, Steve Sergi (Anita); grandchildren Kristina Melton Swatts (Chris), Brian Sergi, Ross Sergi (Katelyn), Vince Sergi, Brad Parish, Margo Sergi-Parish, Andrea Sergi, Marianne Sergi, Sophia Sergi; great-grandchildren Caterina Sergi, Isaac Swatts, and Lucas Swatts, brother Michael Sergi (Diana) and sister Maria Lorenzano, sister-in-law Karen Oberting as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Viewing will be Monday, August 7 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Little & Sons Funeral Home, 4901 E Stop 11 Road, Indianapolis, IN 46237 with a Catholic Mass and burial followed by a Peace Meal on Tuesday, August 8 at 10:00 a.m. at Nativity Catholic Church, 7225 Southeastern Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46239.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology, Nativity Catholic Church, Roncalli High School, St Vincent de Paul Society, The Thalessemia Foundation, or your local Blood Bank.www.littleandsonsindianapolis.com
‘Tommy’ was the uncle of BCHS staff member, Vince Lorenzano, and grandfather to the following BCHS alumni: Andrea, ’11, Marianne ’13, and current student Sophie ’18.

Ruth Tansy, July 2017

Ruth Margaret Tansy, 91, of Indianapolis, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017 at the St. Augustine Home for the Aged. She was born on October 12, 1925 to the late Vincent Ambrose and Bernadette Rose (Kidwell) Matthews in Daviess County, Indiana.

Ruth was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who was also devoted to her church, St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church. She was a charter member of St. Matthew and 50 year volunteer there in the office. Ruth loved to bowl, play bridge and read.

She is survived by her loving children, Loral R. Tansy, Jr., Vincent “Scott” Tansy, Lana Ruth Keesling (husband, Bob Ketcham) and Bruce E. Tansy (wife, Susie); sister, Wilma Thyen; grandchildren, Ellen Ellis (husband, Eric), Justin Tansy, Nicole Keesling and Lauren Keesling; great-grandchildren, Kaden, Abriella, Lawson and Quinlynn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Loral R. Tansy, Sr.; her parents; five brothers; and granddaughter, Andria Tansy.

Family and friends will gather on Friday, August 4, 2017 from 4 to 8 p.m. in St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church, 4100 E. 56th St., with a rosary service at 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 11 a.m. in St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church with one hour of visitation prior to the service starting at 10 a.m. Entombment will follow services in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions have been suggested to St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church.

Arrangements and care were provided by Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services. Online condolences: www.LauckFuneralHome.com
Ruth was the mother of the following BCHS alumni: Loral ’77, Vincent ’78, Lana ’80, and Bruce ’81.

Vicki Traub, August 2017

Vicki Lynn Traub, 59, of Indianapolis, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at her home with her family. She was born June 9, 1958 in Indianapolis to the late Ralph and Lavonne (Butler) Jacob. She is also preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Joe Traub. Vicki worked at Bishop Chatard for 17 years and was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church. She will be remembered for her contagious positive attitude and energy and the constant love she showed her friends and family. Vicki loved kids and most enjoyed spending time with her family, especially trips to the lake with her husband, children, grandchildren, and soon to be grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Jeff Traub; children, Jacob Traub (Jessica), Julie Liersch (Chad), Jenny Franek (Joe), and Jill Warrenburg (Pat); grandchildren, Stella and Brody Warrenburg, Conrad Liersch, and two on the way; siblings, Gary, Terry, Diane, Debbie, Pam, Larry, and Sherry; and in-laws, Jim, Anne, Barb, Pat, Carol, John, Kara, John, Susie, and Scott.

The family would like extend special thanks to Dr. Logie and his team for their first class care.

Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 3, 2017, at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary, 2126 E 71st St., Indianapolis, IN 46220. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 4100 E. 56th St., Indianapolis, IN 46220 with burial to follow at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Bishop Chatard and floral tributes may be ordered through Andrew’s Florist.

Online condolences may be made to www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com
She is the mother of the following BCHS alumni: Jacob ’02, Julie Liersch ’03, Jenny Franek ’07 and Jill Warrenburg ’10.

John (Jack) Ross, June 2017

John “Jack” Michael Ross, 70, of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away, Thursday, June 29, 2017 at his home after a courageous fight against cancer.

Jack was born April 24, 1947, in Cincinnati, Ohio to William and Grace (Straus) Ross. He graduated from Cathedral High School in 1965 where he was awarded the City Athlete of Year. He received his degree in Industrial Management from Purdue University in 1969 and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University in 1974. On June 14, 1969, he married Sharon L. Pehler, his wife of 48 years.

Jack was a distinguished professional which included various roles within private law practice, attorney for the Indiana Senate, Director of Hoosier Lottery and Director of Legislative Services Agency. He was a three time recipient of the Sagamore of Wabash from multiple Indiana governors. He enjoyed playing golf, reading and spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, other family members and friends.

Jack is survived by his wife, Sharon, his three sons, Brian and his wife Dione of Orange County, CA, Justin and his wife Kim of West Lafayette, IN, and Greg and his wife Tracy of Indianapolis; as well as nine grandchildren, Andrew, Morgan, Peyton, Lauren, Lindsey, Amanda, Madison, Jack and Hanna.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 3rd at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 5692 Central Ave in Indianapolis. Visitation will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary on Sunday, July 2 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the Mass on Monday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Vincent de Paul. Services entrusted to Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary. Online condolences may be made at

Jack was the brother of BCHS alumni Elaine Ross Carson ’67 and Susie Ross Skowronek ’66 and father of Greg ’91 and Justin ’90

Bob Primavera, July 2017

Robert David (Bob) Primavera, 89, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away on July 15, 2017.

He was born to the late Joseph and Nancy Primavera in Chicago, Heights, IL, on June 3, 1928, and grew up in Elkhart, IN.  Bob graduated from Elkhart Memorial High School where he lettered in basketball and baseball.  Following high school, he went on to play in the Chicago White Sox farm system in Wisconsin Rapids, WI for two seasons.

Bob then attended Indiana University and proudly rode in the inaugural Little 500, claiming to be the first-ever patient at the track infirmary, after a fall on the cinder track.  He graduated with a BS degree in accounting.  After graduating from I.U., Bob served in the U.S. Army as a corporal based in Fort Meade, MD.

After completing his military service, Bob started his business career with RCA in their records division.  He later worked with Sperry-UNIVAC and UNISYS as a computer salesman.  Bob’s final career position was with the State of Indiana, in Governor Evan Bayh’s administration, as Director of Information Services.  While there, Bob helped set up the first network of computers throughout the state; and for his work and service, he was honored with a Sagamore of the Wabash award in 1993.

Bob is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy L. (Toll) Primavera; sons Tony (Kim), Tom (Suzy), and daughter Gina (Michael) Navabi, as well as 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by two sisters; Jeri Hoettger of Elkhart and Margaret (Cookie) Nix of Tempe, AZ.

A gathering of friends and family will be held at Leppert Mortuary, 740 East 86th St, Indianapolis on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017 at St. Luke Catholic Church, 7575 Holliday Dr. East, Indianapolis, IN.  Bob will be honored for his military service at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery.

The Primavera family would like to sincerely thank Jessica and Lisa of Kindred Hospice for their care, support, and friendship.  In addition, the family is grateful to the entire staff at Marquette Manor for their excellent care.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 2345 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN  46260 (www.littlesistersofthepoorindianapolis.org)
Bob was the father of the following BCHS alumni: Tony Primavera ’75, Tom Primavera ’76 and Gina Navabi ’82.

Ellen Retterer, July 2017

Ellen Marie Mitchell Retterer, age 93, of Indianapolis, passed away on Sunday July 2, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Ellen was born in Madison, South Dakota on February 15, 1924 to the late Caroline Marie Pedersen Mitchell and Harold Welch Mitchell.

Ellen graduated from Ames High School, then received dual Bachelor’s degrees in Science and Textiles and Clothing from Iowa State University. She was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority, and a member of the Varsity Women’s Tennis Team.

After moving to Indianapolis, Ellen began working for L.S. Ayres in 1946, where she met many lifelong friends. In 1980 she began working and residing as the House Manager at the Eli Lilly House on Sunset Lane, owned by Indiana University. This opportunity, Ellen said, “changed my life”.

Ellen was passionate in her community service; she was a long time volunteer at Riviera Club, School #84, Broad Ripple High School, Tabernacle Presbyterian Church, Children’s Museum Guild (50+ year member), Day Nursery (50+ year member), Methodist Hospital Task Core (25 years – life member), The Sunsetters, Latreian, and The North Group of the Women’s Symphony Orchestra. Those that knew Ellen will remember her love and compassion for her family, her greatest pride. She is survived by her sister Flossie Morrison (Craig) and preceded in death by her sister Carolyn Guggedahl Stewart. Ellen is also survived by her 4 daughters, Pam Waymouth (Bob), Julie Retterer (Tom Lusk), Kim Retterer, and Amé Alerding (Joe), 6 grandchildren, Jaime Waymouth (Molly), Joe Alerding (Caitlin), Tommy Alerding, Lindsay DeWilde (Jacob), Ellen Kennedy (Bill), and Robbie Alerding, and 9 great-grandchildren, George Waymouth, Agnes Waymouth, Graeme Alerding, Owen Alerding, Kate Kennedy, Francis Waymouth, Grace Kennedy, Joey Alerding, and Jack DeWilde.

The family wants to thank Dr. Chuck Hasbrook, St. Vincent’s Hospice, John Gable, and her many many friends. Thank you. She loved you all.

Family and friends will gather for a Celebration of Life on July 29, 2017 at Tabernacle Presbyterian Church at 10:00 a.m.

“Make friends – give flowers.” Memorial contributions can be made to Tabernacle Presbyterian Church.
Ellen is the mother of Ame Alerding, currently with the BCHS Guidance department, and grandmother of the following BCHS alumni: Jaime Waymouth ’02 (Molly Kirk Waymouth ’02),
Joe Alerding ’02 (Caitlin McGonigal Alerding ’03), Tommy Alerding ’04, Lindsay DeWilde ’04, Jacob DeWilde, Ellen Alerding Kennedy ’08 (William Kennedy ’08) and Robbie Alerding ’10.

Rosie Weisenbach, June 2017

Rose Ann (Litzelman) Weisenbach died June 22, 2017. She was born to the late Oswald and Rosella (Broering) Litzelman on October 23, 1933. Rose Ann married the love of her life, Paul E. Weisenbach on June 19, 1954. Paul affectionately nicknamed her Rosie and together they were blessed with 5 children, Paula Ferraro of Carmel, IN; Rosemary (Paul) Roach of Kingwood, TX; Tom (Nancy) Weisenbach of Fishers, IN; Eileen Weisenbach (Mark) Keller of Lawrenceburg, IN and Bob Weisenbach of Indianapolis. Her children love her dearly as do her 14 grandchildren, Emily, Anna Marie, Chris, Mike, Tim, Bob, Allison, Angela, Erin, Kevin, Marilyn, Paul Andrew, Malorie and Matthew and one great grand-daughter Adalyn Rose. Rosie passes on a legacy of faith, family love, strength and unity that is treasured by them all.

In life Rosie was, above all else, helpful. She looked for individuals and organizations in need and used her positive, friendly disposition to disarm people and convince them to help others before they even realized they had volunteered. Her devotion to her Catholic Faith was complete and absolute. As a child she attended daily Mass at St. Anthony and was the president of her high school senior class at St. Mary Academy. A lifelong Indianapolis resident, Rosie was active at St. Andrew parish before moving in 1966 to St. Matthew parish. There she was President of the Women’s Guild and responsible for many school fund raising efforts as well as being a master of organizing and hosting parish-wide gala events. She was honored as one of the pillars of the St. Matthew Community in 2008, with a biography published in the St. Matthew 50th Anniversary Book.

Rosie was preceded in death by her husband Paul on January 2, 1996 and her brother, Jim. She is survived by her 3 sisters, Evelyn Walz, Marilyn Zahnen and Helen Downton; 1 brother, Larry; many beloved in-laws and countless nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be 2-7 p.m. with a Rosary Service at 7 p.m., Monday, June 26 at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary, 2126 E. 71st. St. and 10 – 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 27 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 4100 E . 56th St. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Bishop Chatard High School Krier Memorial Grant. Online condolences may be left at www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com
Rosie was the mother of the following BCHS alumni: Paula Ferraro ’74, Rosemary Roach ’75, Tom Weisenbach ’78, Eileen Keller ’79 and Bob Weisenbach ’84.

Janie Kirkpatrick, Class of 1968

Jane Marie “Janie” Kirkpatrick, 66, died Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at her home with her family by her side. She was born November 4, 1950 in Indianapolis to the late George and Sylvia (Luley) Luebke. She graduated from Bishop Chatard High School and Indiana University. She was a Registered Nurse and worked at Methodist Hospital before becoming a full time homemaker of her 3 boys. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed volunteering with the Red Cross, being involved with Cathedral High School events, golf, traveling the world, and keeping everyone up to date with the world’s weather and natural disaster events. With a vivacious and social spirit, Janie was the life of the party and will be missed by all. One of the many thing her family hopes for, is that Janie finds “TAB” in heaven.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Kevin Kirkpatrick; 3 sons, Paul (Lisa), Peter (Jasmine), and Philip Kirkpatrick; 5 grandchildren, Kelyn, Klaire, Teresa, Thomas, and Ryan; and 4 sisters, Diane Marschke, Mary Anne Jaynes, Jeanne Cox, and Linda Collins. Her family will be forever grateful for the love and support they received from her family, friends, and caretakers.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 30 at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary, 2126 E 71st St, Indianapolis, IN 46220 and 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5884 Crittenden Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46220. Her Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 31 at the church with entombment of her urn to follow at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery in Indianapolis at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to: The American Red Cross, 1510 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202 or Riley Children’s Foundation, 30 South Meridian St., Suite 200 Indianapolis, IN 46204.
Janie was the sister of the following BCHS Alumni: Diane Marschke ’67; Mary Ann Jaynes ’71 and Jeanne Cox ‘73.

Anne Kirk, May 2017

Anne M. Kirk, 84, Indianapolis, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017. Mass of Christian Burial: 12 p.m. Saturday, May 13th at St. Matthew Catholic Church, with visitation there Friday, May 12th from 5 – 8 p.m. and from 10 a.m. – Mass time on Saturday. Interment: Our Lady of Peace Cemetery. Arrangements by .Oakley-Hammond Funeral Home.
Anne was the grandmother of the following BCHS alumni: Mike Kirk ’99, Molly Kirk Waymouth ’02, Christopher Kirk ’03, Matthew Kirk ’06, Kathleen Kirk ’08 and Annie Kirk ’15.

Mason Craig, Class of 2012

Mason “Mase” William Craig, born April 13, 1993, passed away May 9, 2017. He is survived by his parents, Tom and Dottie Craig (Indpls.); sister, Jillian (Indpls.); paternal grandmother, Georgie Craig (Charlotte, NC), aunt and uncle Nancy (Craig) and David Blough (Charlotte, NC); and cousins, Callan (Blough) Bahr (Atlanta, GA) and Logan Blough (Charlotte, NC). He is preceded in death by paternal grandfather, William “Bill” Craig, maternal grandparents, John and Dorothy Mason; aunt, Becky Mason, and longtime companion, Lexi Fite (Anderson).
Mase was a friend to all he met, kindhearted and free-spirited. He was a voracious reader, enjoying everything from anime to science and fantasy. He was quite the cook, never hesitating to try new combinations of foods and spices. Mase had an infectious laugh, smile, and twinkle in his eye. He loved much and was much loved, and will be forever missed.
Mase most recently worked for a dog day care. He loved all kinds of animals, but had a soft spot for dogs.
Visitation will begin at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 13th and conclude at time of services at 2:00 pm at Leppert Mortuary – Nora Chapel. Interment follows at Crown Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Humane Society of Indianapolis in Mason’s name. Online condolences at: www.leppertmortuary.com. (from Leppert Mortuary)

Mason’s sister, Jillian is a 2010 BCHS graduate.

George Johantges, May 2017

George Allen Johantges, 70, of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on May 4, 2017. He was born on December 6, 1946 to the late Carl and Annabelle Johantges.

George was a graduate of Cathedral High School, attended Vincennes University and graduated from the Indiana School of Mortuary Science. He served his country in the Army National Guard and was a member of the Knights of Columbus St. Pius X Council, and achieved the title of Grand Knight. For over 40 years, George was a dedicated Funeral Director and served countless families. One of George’s most treasured accomplishments however, was being a friend of Bill W. for 26 years.

On June 3, 1967 George married his wife, Deborah with whom he raised 2 sons. He was also a loving grandfather to his grandsons.

George is survived by: his wife, Deborah Johantges; son, Chris (Megan); former daughter-in-law, Carol Johantges; grandchildren, Brandon, Cameron, Anthony, and baby George Allen Eskild Johantges, who is due to arrive in October; siblings, Carl, Lee Anne Pruitt, John and Frank; brother-in-law, Rick Sanders; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Annabelle; his son, Stephen and granddaughter, Reagan Hope.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Indiana Funeral Care; Harry W Moore Chapel from 4-8 p.m. Another brief visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., with a service starting at 12. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Indiana Funeral Care.
George was the father of the late Stephen Johantges, BCHS Class of 1986 and Christopher, Class of 1993.

Grace Mary Welch, April 2017

Grace Mary Welch, 60, of Indianapolis, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017. She was born September 24, 1956 in Indianapolis to the late Thomas A. and Ann H. (Hils) Welch. She was a graduate of St. Joan of Arc Grade School, Chatard High School, and Indiana University.  Grace was proud to work at FC Tucker for 37 years as a 4th generation realtor.

Grace is survived by her long-time friend, Ron Kendrick and siblings, Theresa Nees, Agnes Welch Taylor, Mary Aiken, Rita Welch, Tom Welch, Vincent Welch, Bernard Welch, Martha Mendez, Pete Welch, Ed Welch, Mag Zauner, and Greg Welch.

She will also be sadly missed by her 20 nieces and nephews, 9 great nieces and nephews, extended family and numerous friends.

Visitation will be from 3 – 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary, 2126 E 71st St.  Her Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at St. Joan of Arc, 4217 Central Ave. with burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Indianapolis.

Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Mary’s Child Center, 901 Dr. Martin Luther King St., Indianapolis, IN 46202.

Online condolences may be made to

www.feeneyhornakkeystonemortuary.com
Grace was the sister of the following BCHS alumni: Teresa Nees ’68, Agnes Welch Taylor ’69, Rita Welch ’71, Tom Welch ’72, Vincent Welch ’74, Bernard Welch ’76, Martha Mendez ’77, Pete Welch ’79, Ed Welch ’80, Mag Zauner ’81 and Greg Welch ’83.

Patricia Crossland, April 2017

Patricia (Berry) Crossland, 87, passed away on April 3, 2017. Pat, a lifelong Indianapolis resident and a parishioner at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, was born to Eileen Shea Berry on January 31, 1930. She attended Ladywood High School and Purdue and Butler universities. It was at Butler where Pat met the love of her life, George A. Crossland and together had 15 children.

While at Butler, Pat was member of Delta Gamma Sorority. While raising a family, Pat was an avid quilter and was a member of various quilting associations, most fondly the Quilters Guild of Indianapolis and the Indiana State Quilt Guild. She was also a seamstress and Costume Director for the Civic Theater and the Indianapolis Opera Company. Pat was a member of the St. Joan of Arc Choir, sat on many parish boards and supported the SJA French Market festival, donating a quilt to be raffled for many years. Pat also was a member of the Embroiderers Guild and was a Girl Scout Leader. She also worked at the Knights of Columbus #437 Bingo, as a monitor for nearly 40 years and was member of the Daughters of Isabella at the council.

Pat is preceded in death by George, her husband of 41 years, her son, Richard, her mother, Eileen S. Berry.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Kevin Crossland, Keith (Sherri Jo) Crossland, Kathleen Crossland, Thomas Crossland, Karen(Bill) Jehling, Kerry (Melissa) Crossland, Karol (Phil) Yambor, Kenneth Crossland, Kurt (Beth) Crossland, Kristine Grosvenor, Kyle Crossland, Katy (Roger) Freitag, Kelly (Alexia Oaks) Crossland and Karl Crossland. Pat is also survived by 19 Grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Mass with Christian Burial will be Saturday, April 8 at St. Joan of Arc Church, at 12:00 p.m. Visitation will be held Friday, April 7 from 3 to 8 at Flanner and Buchanan-Broad Ripple.

Donations for Patricia Crossland can be made in her name the St. Joan of Arc Church Restoration Fund.
Pat was the mother to the following BCHS graduates: Karol Yambor ’78; Kyle ’85; Katherine ’85; Kelly ’87 and Kari ’88 and previous employee, Kenny.

Barbara (Thibodeau) Moore, BCHS Class of 1976

Barbara (Thibodeau) Moore, of Indianapolis, passed away on March 5, 2017. A memorial gathering will be held at Feeney Hornak Shadeland Mortuary on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. with a memorial service immediately following at 3:00 p.m. www.feeneyhornakshadeland.com
Barbara was a member of the ‘Spirit of ’76 (BCHS Class of ’76) and aunt to BCHS alumni Tracy and Keith Thibodeau, Class of 2009.

Alison Schafer, BCHS Class of 2012

Alison Marie Schafer, 22, of Indianapolis, IN, died on March 6, 2017. She was born March 17, 1994.

She is survived by her parents Neil and Marlene Schafer of Indianapolis; mother, Pamela Prickett-Schafer of South Carolina; sisters, Ashley (Brandon) Hardin of New Castle, IN and Emily Schafer of Steubenville, OH; brother, James (Charlotte Haffner) Schafer of New Castle, IN; step-siblings, Josh (Kim) McCullough and Michelle (Darryl) Griffin both of Indianapolis; boyfriend, Will Craig of Evansville as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Richard Dakin, James Schafer, Rita Dakin-Schafer, Forrest and Jeanette Prickett and a cousin, GiGi Schafer.

Visitation will be on Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. with a Rosary Service at 6:30 p.m. at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services – Lawrence, 5215 N. Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, March 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 6950 E. 46th Street, Indianapolis. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, Indianapolis.

Memorials in honor of Alison can be made to the Little Red Door Cancer Agency.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Please visit www.legacycremationfuneral.com to leave a condolence for the family.
Allison is survived by family members including her sister Emily, BCHS class of 2010 and brother James, BCHS Class of 2011.

Judith Byfield, February 2017

Judith Lynne Byfield died February 24, 2016. Wife, mother sister, aunt and daughter. She joins her husband H. Thomas Byfield and daughter Amy Byfield Ellars. She is survived by her daughter Julie (nee Byfield) Pearson (James), her grandchildren Zoe Olivia Ellars and Thomas Holden Ellars.

Aunt Mini as she was known and Uncle Butter were members of The White River Yacht Club. She was a member of Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary. She retired from U.S. Customs several years ago.

Judith graduated to St. Agnes Academy and attended St. Mary’s of the Wood College.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday March 3, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Inurnment at Crown Hill Cemetery and a reception to follow at the White River Yacht Club.

You are invited to visit www.leppertmortuary where can share a personal of Judith, sign the guest book or arrange a memorial contribution to the Humane Society of Indianapolis. Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel assisting with arrangements.
Judith was the mother of the following BCHS alumni: Amy (Byfield) Ellars ’87 who passed away in 2009 and Julie (Byfield) Ellers ’85.

Thomas Pottratz, February 2017

F. Thomas Pottratz, 81, of Carmel, passed away on February 11, 2017. Born in New Albin, Iowa on July 25, 1935, the son of Floyd and Rita (O’Donnell) Pottratz, where he grew up on his family’s dairy farm. In 1955, he graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in zoology on an ROTC scholarship. He married June Ann Spinner in New Albin, Iowa on December 27, 1956 and was married until her passing on January 5, 2016.

Upon graduation from Iowa State, he was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the Marine Corps where he was honorably discharged in June 1958. Shortly thereafter, he started his 30+ year career at Sandoz Pharmaceuticals (now Novartis), where he won several national sales awards.

Tom has been extensively involved in the pro-life movement for several decades. Upon retirement from Sandoz, he volunteered at the Pro-Life office of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis for many years. He also served as a board member of the Indianapolis Right to Life and Catholic Radio Indy. He has received the archdiocese’s Archbishop O’Meara Respect Life Award and the Charles Stimming Pro-Life Award from Right to Life of Indianapolis in recognition of his countless volunteer hours protecting the right to life. He also helped organize and chaperone several of the Indianapolis archdiocesan youth pilgrimages to Washington, D.C. for the annual March for Life.

He was a member of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, a 4th degree Knight of Columbus, and a Knight of the Holy Sepulcher.

Survivors include his beloved companion and bridge partner, Marge Eppink; his six sons, Bryan (Becky) Pottratz of Silver City, NM; Bill (Kathy) Pottratz of Madison, AL; Scott (Theresa) Pottratz of Tybee Island, GA; John (Michele) Pottratz of Boulder, CO; David (Alison) Pottratz of Lake Jackson, TX; and Michael (Wendy) Pottratz of Carmel IN; three brothers, Lloyd Pottratz, Robert Pottratz, and Dennis Pottratz; and his three sisters Angela Lager, Becky Andresen, and Christy Lampert. He is also survived by nineteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

The visitation will be at Flanner and Buchanan-Carmel, on Thursday, February 16, 2017, starting with a prayer service at 3:30 and concluding at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 10:30, at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church. He will be interred on February 20, 2017 at St. Joseph Cemetery, New Albin, IA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Women’s Care Center of Indianapolis or the Right to Life of Indianapolis. Online condolences and fond memories may be left at www.flannerbuchanan.com.
Thomas was the father of John Pottratz ’82 and David Pottratz ’84.

Robert (Bob) Hall, February 2017

Robert (Bob) Hall, 65, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully Friday morning, February 10th, at home with his family. He leaves a lasting legacy through his wife Barb, daughters Elizabeth Dobrowski (Mark), Allison Witmeier (Andy), grandchildren Cassidy & Jake and Ashley & AJ. He is also survived by siblings Bill (Megan), Rita (Jeff), Tracie (Scott), Mary, Sharon (Bill), Gary (Pam) and many beloved nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother Sally Patti & her husband David.

Visitation will be at Flanner and Buchanan-Broad Ripple on Monday, February 13th, from 4-8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be at Christ the King Catholic Church at 10 a.m., February 14th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ReadUP. So it goes. Online condolences may be made at www.flannerbuchanan.com.

Bob was the father of BCHS alumni Elizabeth (Hall) Dobrowski ’98 and Allison (Hall) Witmeier ’00.

Anthony Ackles, February 2017

Anthony F “Tony Ack” Ackles, 55, Indianapolis, passed away February 10, 2017 He was a member of St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church. He received his education in the Indianapolis Public School System, having graduated from School #71 and John Marshall High School. He had worked in the offices of his father, Dr. Kenneth Ackles, as a marketing representative and x-ray technician. He was also the primary caregiver to his mother, Genora Ackles until her recent death on December 6, 2016. .

On Monday, February 20, there will be a Celebration of Life Service at 1 p.m. with visitation from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Barnes United Methodist Church, 900 West 30th Street.

Those left to cherish his memory include his father, Dr. Kenneth Ackles; brothers, Andy Edward (Tanya) Ackles, Randy Albert Ackles and sister, Misty Rena Ackles-Dumas (Arthur), sister-in-law, Paula Ackles; two generations of nieces and nephews; grandfather, Albert Arnold and Tina L. Baker.

The family asks that any memorial contributions be directed to Wheeler Mission or the Salvation Army.

Final arrangements have been entrusted to Stuart Mortuary, Inc. Expressions of condolence and sympathy should be directed to: www.stuartmortuary.com.
Anthony was the brother of BCHS graduate Misty Ackles-Dumas, 86.

Michael Froehlich, Class of 1980

Michael Paul Froehlich passed away on January 22, 2017 in Lakewood, CA. Michael was born on Oct. 6, 1962 in Rockford, IL. He was a computer programmer.

Michael was a member of the BCHS Class of 1980. He was the brother of the following BCHS alumni: Angi ’86, Lynn ’73 and Susan ’68.

Jeffrey Bruner, Class of 2000

Jeffrey “TRO” Alan Bruner, Jr., 35, of Indianapolis, passed away December 23, 2016. The son of Jeffrey Alan Sr. and Elizabeth D. Melton Bruner, Jeffrey was born October 16, 1981 in Beech Grove, Indiana. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church and was involved in all types of sports. For 12 years, Jeffrey served our Country in the U.S. Air Force for 12 years. Jeffrey is survived by his children, Brayden and Jalynne Bruner of Elwood, Indiana; his mother, Elizabeth D. Bruner of Indianapolis; his sister, Angela (Darrell) Combs-Brown of Trafalgar; grandmother, Mary Melton of Beech Grove; niece, Alexis Combs and close friend, Rebecca Mills of Acton. Visitation: Private. Private funeral services were held at Forest Lawn Funeral Home – 1977 South State Road 135, Greenwood. Burial with military honors followed at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Legion Department of Indiana – 5440 Herbert Lord Road Indianapolis, Indiana 46216.

John Paberzs, January 2017

John Paberzs, 82, of Indianapolis, IN departed this life Wednesday, January 4, 2017. John was born April 28, 1934 in Aizkalne, Latvia to the late Ignatius and Veronika (Elsts) Paberzs. He escaped Soviet oppression in Latvia and arrived in the United States in 1950. John proudly served in the United States Army for four years. He was an exceptional carpenter who always put his faith and family first. John was a longtime and dedicated member of Christ the King Catholic Church. He loved spoiling his grandchildren and supporting them in all of their endeavors. John also enjoyed quiet days landing smallmouth bass on White River and an occasional trip to the horse track. He loved watching the Colts and Notre Dame Football.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Joe, Veronika and Valentine. John is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Sharon P. (Collins) Paberzs; his loving sons, Chris (Kelly) Paberzs and John “J.P.” Paberzs and his grateful grandchildren, Shelby, Samantha and John.
Visitation for John will be from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Tuesday, January 10th at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 am on Wednesday, January 11th at Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment follows at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions are suggested to Christ the King Catholic Church. Online tributes are available at: www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com
John was the father of BCHS alumni: Chris, Class of 1988 and JP, Class of 1998.

Deanna Johnson, December 2016

Deana A. Johnson, 59, of Indianapolis, departed this life Tuesday, December, 27, 2016. Deana was born January 12, 1957 in Oahu, Hawaii to the late Dean and Beverly (Hobbs) Johnson.

She is survived by her daughter, Gabby (Andrew) Sullivan; sisters, Penny (Bill) Messmer and Michelle (Jack) Cassady and good friend, John Blackburn.

A memorial service for Deana will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 30th at St. Pius X Catholic Church with calling there beginning at 12:00 p.m. Memorial contributions are suggested to Broad Ripple Art Center, 820 E. 67th St., Indianapolis, IN 46220. Online tributes are available at: www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com. Deanna was the mother to Gabby ’06 and mother-in-law to Andrew Sullivan ’06.

Virgil Haskamp, December 2016

Virgil was born on July 6, 1931 and passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Virgil was a resident of Greensburg, Indiana at the time of his passing. He graduated in 1949 from Batesville High School. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He was married to Bertha. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday December 28 2016 at the St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Enochsburg with Rev. Bill Ehalt officiating. Interment with military graveside rites will be held in the St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery in Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the St. Anne’s Cemetery Fund or the St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church. Virgil was the grandfather of the following BCHS alumni and current student: Rob Dury ’13, Grace Dury ’15 and Billy Dury ’17.

Jeanette Wilson, December 2016

Jeanette Blacklidge Wilson, 86, of Indianapolis, passed away December 22, 2016. She was born January 28, 1930 in Bloomington, IN the daughter of the late Clyde and Mary Blacklidge. Jeanette was a Medical Technologist with the Central Indiana Regional Blood Center for 36 years, until age 77, retiring in 2007. She was a 1951 graduate of Indiana University and was the first evening Laboratory supervisor at St. Vincent Hospital. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church where she served as a Cantor and Eucharistic Minister. She also devoted her time as a Girl Scout leader, 4-H Leader and was very active in several choirs including the Mid North Shepherd’s Center, Christ the King Choir and the Indianapolis Community Choir.

She is survived by her children: Thomas (Emily), Patricia (Scott) Goodall, Julia (Brett) Johnson, Robert (Nancy), Theresa Mason and 12 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband: Richard J. Wilson and daughter: Catherine Schaust.

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 28, from 4-8 p.m. at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, December 29, at 11:00 a.m. in Christ the King Catholic Church with visitation one hour prior to Mass. Contributions are suggested to the Rachel Lehman Scholarship in the I.U. Clinical Laboratory Science Program or the Christ the King Music Dept. Condolences may be offered at feeneyhornakkeystone.com
Jeanette was the mother of the following BCHS alumni: Thomas ’82, Patricia Goodall ’76, Julia Johnson ’78, Robert ’79 and Theresa Mason ’83. (Catherine ’72 deceased.)

Sharon Qualters, December 2016

Sharon Sue Qualters, 79, of Fishers, passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 29, 1937 in Evansville, IN the youngest daughter of 14 children to the late John and Cena Blackard. She was a longtime member of St. Pius X Catholic Church.

Sharon is survived by her husband of 58 years: James Joseph Qualters, children: Joe (Wanda), Kevin, Carol (Dave) Burchard and Mike, sister: Carol Murrell and 4 grandchildren: Jimmy Qualters, Chris, Ryan and Ellie Burchard.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2016 from 4 – 8 p.m. in St. Pius X Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, December 23rd, at 11 a.m. in St. Pius X Catholic Church. Burial follows at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to St. Pius X Catholic Church or the Tamarindo Foundation, Inc. Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary is assisting with arrangements. Tributes may be made at www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com
Sharon was the mother of the following BCHS alumni: Carol Qualters Burchard ’83 and Michael Qualters ’85.

Patty Lee Roesch, December 2016

Patty Lee Roesch, a resident of Indianapolis, Indiana, died on the morning of December 5, 2016 surrounded by her loving children and grandchildren. Patty was born January 19, 1927 in Reddington, Indiana to Laura and George Baldwin.

Patty raised four children and she and her husband, John R. Roesch, spent time together traveling the world and wintering on Sanibel Island. She was a model of hard work, love, devotion, and service to her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Patty was a supporter of many charitable organizations in the Indianapolis area including: The Indianapolis Zoo, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the Rotary Club of Indianapolis, the IU Health Foundation as well as many other local charitable organizations. She was a proud, life-long member of the St. Vincent’s Hospital Guild.

She was predeceased by her husband, John, and is survived by her four children: Jane C. Roesch, John E. Roesch (Anita), Margaret A. Roesch (Pat McAulay), and Barbara L. Roesch-Johnson (Jeff); her eleven grandchildren: Jacob, Benjamin, Elizabeth, Larisa, John Thomas, Andrejs, Eriks, Carolyn, Katherine, Jessica, and Lija; and her nine great-grandchildren: Abby, Isabella, Luke, Felix, Lydia, Charlotte, Madeline, Leo, and Bailie.

On Friday, December 9, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. a viewing will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church with a funeral Mass to follow at 1:00 p.m. Christ the King Catholic Church is located at 5858 N. Crittenden Ave Indianapolis, IN 46220. Interment to follow at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Zoo, or Christ the King Catholic Church. To share a memory, please visit www.leppertmortuary.com.
Patty was the grandmother of the following BCHS alumni: Elizabeth Traylor’98, Katherine Funk ’07, Carolyn Funk ’04 and JT Funk ’01.

Shirley Nelson, December 2016

Shirley Nelson, 89, passed away on December 10, 2016. She was born on August 11, 1927 in Plymouth, IN to Michael L. and Corinne Burke. Widow of Robert J. Nelson, she is survived by her children, Ann Hartman, Bill Nelson, Mary (Jim) Sweeney, and Dan (Holly) Nelson; seven grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her son, Patrick Nelson.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 7200 Sarto Drive, on Friday, December 16 at 11 a.m., with a lunch reception to follow. Friends may leave online condolences at www.indianafuneralcare.com.
Shirley was the mother of BCHS alumnus Bill, Class of 1973.

Barbara Tutts, December 2016

Barbara Jean Tutts, 88, was called home to the Lord on December 12, 2016. Survivors include: her loving husband Joseph; son Michael (Kristy) Tutts; daughter Janet (Van) Messersmith; three grandchildren, Randy (Sheila) Messersmith, Adam and Aaron Tutts; and one great-grandchild, Miles Messersmith.

Calling will take place on Sunday, December 18th from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Indiana Funeral Care; Harry W. Moore Chapel, with a Rosary starting at 7:30. A funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 19th at 10 a.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Burial immediately following at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.

Indiana Funeral Care is honored to serve Barbara’s family and encourage you to leave them a condolence or word of comfort at www.indianafuneralcare.com
Barbara was the grandmother of the following BCHS alumni: Adam, ’05 and Aaron, ’08.

Ora Sherman Downs, Jr, December 2016

Ora Sherman Downs, Jr., 89, of Indianapolis, passed away on December 6, 2016. He was born June 19, 1927 the son of the late Ora Sherman and Geraldine Downs. Ora worked for Eli Lilly as a lab/research technician for 40 years, retiring at the end of 1991. Ora was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, WW II Navy and Korean War veteran in the medical corps and a Butler graduate.

Ora is survived by his wife: Jacqueline Downs, daughter: Mary Elizabeth (Peter) Watt, sons: Michael, Ora III (Kathleen), Timothy (Terri), Matthew, Christopher (Sally) and Thomas (Suanna) Downs, brothers: Jack and Paul Downs, 23 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. Ora was preceded in death by his sister: Marijane Schiele.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, December 10th, 10:30 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to Christ the King Catholic Church. Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary is assisting with arrangements. Condolences may be offered at www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com

Ora was the father of BCHS alumni: Joe ’73, Mary Beth ’72, Timothy ’76, and grandfather of Erin ’99 and Jamison ’02; and the father-in-law of Kathleen Sheehan Downs ’73.

James L. Murphy, Sr., December 2016

James L. Murphy, Sr., former owner of Jim Murphy’s Steakhouse died peacefully on December 1 after a battle with Alzheimer’s. Jim was born October 28, 1925 in Jersey City, NJ. He married Ruth Baumann on October 12, 1956 and they were married until Ruth’s death on October 6, 2008.

Everyone who knew Jim knows his personality was the perfect example of an Irishman. He loved to tell stories, he loved his family, he loved meeting people, and he loved a beer. He was a hard worker all his life and instilled a strong work ethic in all of his children. He took pride in providing a great life for his family and was proud of each of them.

Jim worked for General Foods most of his working career in various management positions, working on the development of Jell-O, the production of Bakers chocolate and coconut, and Maxwell House coffee. General Foods brought his family to Indianapolis and he ended up retiring from General Foods when they wanted to relocate him back to New York.

He didn’t stay retired for long and bought a restaurant which became Jim Murphy’s Steakhouse. Jim’s personality and work ethic helped him succeed in this venture. Although he sold the restaurant over 31 years ago, people still came up to him all the time to reminisce about the great times and great food they had there. He worked long hours and took pride in the thousands of steaks he hand cut over the years.

After selling the restaurant, he and Ruth took a long trip to Ireland which to this day was one of the most memorable things he had done in his life. He met family that he had never seen before and had a great time. They also traveled to New Zealand and around the Southwest.

Again, he didn’t stay retired for long and ended up going into business with his son-in-law. He remained a partner in the venture until Ruth had a stroke. For the next 3 ½ years he remained her sole caretaker. He never complained and cared for her at home until her death.

To say he was proud of his children, their spouses, and his grandchildren would be an understatement. One of the proudest days of his life was the day all three of his sons graduated from IU on the same day. He loved going to a track meet, basketball game, cross country meet, Irish dance recital, softball game, baseball game, or rowing regatta. Until his recent health decline, he was still attending as many of his grandchildren’s events as possible.

Jim was athletic himself and belonged to the Indianapolis Athletic Club from the time he moved here in 1972 until it closed. He played handball there 3 -4 times a week, having played since he learned the game in Jersey City growing up. He played well into his 70’s until knee surgery put a stop to that. He was Irishman of the Year in 1995, representing the IAC in the St. Patrick’s Day parade that year.

In addition to Ruth, Jim was preceded in death by his grandson James L. Murphy, III, his sisters Mary and Ruth, his brother John, and his parents. He leaves behind his family: Mary, Tom, Elizabeth and Lauren Newkirk; James, Colette, Olivia, Charles and Connor Murphy; John, Maureen, Eileen and Brendan Murphy; Dan, Kandice, Claire, Christopher, and Andrew Murphy, his sister Anna Bucholz, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to STARC (St. Tamamny Arc) in memory of his grandson James, 700 Gause Blvd., Slidell, LA., 70458 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240. Visitation will be Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 3 – 7 p.m. at Leppert Mortuary, 740 E 86th St., and a Mass of Christian Burial will be at Christ the King Church, 5884 N Crittenden Ave., Friday, December 9 at 10:00 am.As we remember Jim, let’s raise our glasses in a toast. May the road rise to meet you, Jim, on the next leg of your journey.

James was the father of the following BCHS alumni: Mary, ’79 and James, ’81.

Ed McDonald, December 2016

Edward T., of Ridgewood, NJ, formerly of Brooklyn, NY, passed into eternal life on November 17, 2016.
He was the devoted husband of Mary, his high school sweetheart with whom he celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this summer; the beloved father of six children: Kathleen Kuhn, Eddie (Terri) McDonald, Jimmy (Cathy) McDonald, Judy (David) Zied, Nancy (Joe) Steadham, and Sean (Debbie) McDonald; the son of the late James and Margaret McDonald; the brother of Jim, Roberta, Jack, and Joe; and the uncle to many nieces and nephews. His nineteen grandchildren were his pride and joy-James, William, Drew, Patrick, Katie, Brian, Tommy, Sean, Danny, Maggie, Anna, Joe, Mary, Nancy, Michael, Charlie, Megan, Jack, and Molly.
Ed “Mac” McDonald was a true gentleman who lived for his family and loved his faith. He never knew a stranger. He was an avid sports fan, notorious for his sense of humor, a proud member of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Knights of Columbus, and an active member of the Hobbyists. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and an MBA, both from Brooklyn Polytechnical Institute. He was a veteran of the US Army and a member of the American Legion.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 AM at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 1 Passaic Street, Ridgewood, NJ. Visiting Monday 3-7 PM at the Feeney Funeral Home, 232 Franklin Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ed’s name to The Muscular Dystrophy Association (mda.org) would be greatly appreciated.
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Ed was the father of BCHS alumni Ed McDonald, ’78 and Nancy Steadham, ’85. He was the grandfather of BCHS alumnus Will Kuhn, ’10 and current student Charlie Steadham, ’19.

Geoffrey Kurker, December 2016

Geoffrey G. Kurker, 49, of Atlanta, IN, died on November 23, 2016 at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. Geoff’s wife Denise, son Zachary and stepson Dylan Durnal survive along with his parents Joseph and Helen Kurker; sisters Lisa (William) Kurklis, and Michelle (Michael) Etzkorn; nephews Jerum and Seth Markley; niece Sienna (Brendon) Clawson; and great-nephews Cohen and Cooper Clawson.

A celebration of life service will be held December 3 at Crossroads Church of Wesfield, 19201 Grassy Branch Road, Westfield, IN 46074 at 4 p.m. Arrangements: Indiana Funeral Care.
Geoffrey was the brother of the following BCHS alumni: Lisa Kurklis ’77 and Michelle Etzkorn ’83.

Chris O'Connor, Class of 2006

Christopher Ray O’Connor passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on November 18th, 2016. He was a wonderful son to his parents, a loving brother to his sister and brothers, and a devoted uncle and godfather to his niece and nephews. Born, July 4th, 1987, Chris had a short time on this earth, but his light, spirit, and tremendous sense of humor impacted anyone he met and left an impression, which will echo in our hearts forever.

Chris graduated from Christ the King grade school in 2002 and went on to Bishop Chatard High School. He graduated in 2006, and went on to attend Ball State University to study radio and television. He worked in kitchen management for various restaurants, but most recently enjoyed working as a freelance tech for sports television. Chris loved fishing and golfing at the lake with his family, and cheering on his favorite team, the Indianapolis Colts.

Chris is survived by his mother, Sue O’Connor, his brothers Michael O’Connor (Ellen) and Ryan O’Connor (Kim), his sister Colleen Fuydal (Chris), and his niece and nephews Allison, Joey and Anthony Fuydal. He is preceded in death by his father, Michael J. O’Connor.

Services will be held Friday, November 25th at Leppert Mortuary Nora Chapel from 4-8 p.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, November 26th at Christ the King Catholic Church at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bishop Chatard High School or Christ the King Catholic School.
Chris was the brother of the following BCHS alumni: Ryan O’Connor, ’00; Colleen Fuydal, ’89 and Michael O’Connor, ’87.

Juliana Capone, November 2016

Juliana “Judy” Rosaire (Magni) Capone, 79, of Indianapolis, died November 19, 2016 after a brief illness. She was born August 12, 1937 in West Wyoming, Pennsylvania where she spent her childhood. She was the daughter of Adonoio and Ada (Pasquale) Magni, who preceded her in death. In 1955, she graduated from Wyoming Seminary Preparatory School in Kingston, Pennsylvania, where she was an excellent student. She worked as a legal secretary for four years. On August 20, 1960 she married John Joseph Capone in Pittston, PA, and they moved to Indianapolis in 1962.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, and three children: Carolyn, Jeanne (Michael) Agostino and Carl. She is survived by her siblings: Amelia (Jack) Brislin and Steve (Diana) Magni, 5 grandchildren: John, Anthony, Julia, Peter and Maria Agostino, who would affectionately call her “Nonna”.

While living in Indianapolis, she enjoyed good books, Butler Bulldogs Basketball, making homemade ravioli, sewing and working cross word puzzles. She has always been a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who put the interests of her family and others ahead of her own. She had a profound respect and concern for our servicemen and servicewomen.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 23, at Christ the King Catholic Church followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Contributions are suggested to St. Vincent de Paul Society and Bishop Chatard High School. Arrangements by Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary. Condolences may be offered at

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Juliana was the mother of the following BCHS alumni: Carl ‘86; Carolyn ‘79; Jeanne Agostino ’82 grandmother of the following BCHS alumni and current student: John ’13, Anthony ’16, and Peter ‘19

Paul Collignon, November 2016

Paul S. Collignon, 91, of Indianapolis, passed away November 11, 2016. Paul was born April 30, 1925 in Rome, KY the son of the late Edward and Mary Ruth Collignon. Paul worked at Naval Avionics as chief patent attorney and after his retirement started his own law practice. He was an ardent advocate of the rights of the unborn. He was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, Toastmasters, past Grand Knight at St. Pius X Knights of Columbus and a WW II Army Veteran.

He is survived by his wife: Jeanette Dillman Collignon, daughters: Marcia Ann (Michael) Young and Kathleen (Tim) Murphy, son: Thomas (Jodie) Collignon, 7 grandchildren and a great granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter: Courtney Murphy and brother: Herbert.

Visitation will be on Monday, November 14, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, November 15, 11:00 a.m. in St. Pius X Catholic Church with visitation one hour prior to Mass. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Right to Life at 1060 E 86th St # 61B, Indianapolis, IN 46240 – www.rtlindy.org. Condolences may be offered at www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com
Paul was the father of BCHS alumnus Tom Collignon, ’79

Tom Clark, October 2016

Mr. Thomas Clark, 71, passed on October 27th. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 29th at 11:00 a.m. at Christ the King Church followed by a reception from 12 – 4 p.m. at the Northside K of C. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Christ the King Parish or St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Tom was the husband of Dixie Clark, long-time BCHS cafeteria worker and father of these BCHS alumni: Chris Clark ’84 and Quincy Clark ’91.

Pat Beaupre, October 2016

Patricia E. Beaupre, 77, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 with her family by her side. She was an only child born to Jack and Edna Gaffey on November 7, 1938 in Terre Haute, Indiana. The family moved to Indianapolis where Patty proudly graduated from St. John’s Academy. She was class president her senior year and had many great friends she stayed in touch with.

She married James V. Beaupre, Jr, on June 11, 1960. Jim was the oldest of six kids and Pat loved his big, fun and loving family. Jim and Pat raised four children making sacrifices along the way to send them to St. Lawrence Grade School and Chatard High School. Pat loved her Catholic faith, her Irish heritage, working at Chatard and volunteering at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House and doing many fun things with friends and family. Prior to her devastating illness in March of 2013, it was hard to find her at home. She fought to recover from various ailments the past few years time and again. She was truly a warrior. She would be asked “What is your goal?” She would say “I am going home.” She went home every time – a true testament to her strength.

Pat was preceded in death by her husband Jim. She is survived by her loving children Lisa (Tim) Varnau, Michelle (Chris) Hutson, Sheila (John) Kearney and Jim Beaupre. Cherishing her memory are grandchildren Aaron and Corey Varnau, Sara, Grace, Bridget, Mark and Dan Hutson, Sam and Joanna Kearney and Oscar Beaupre. She is also survived by cousin Tom Doyle and his family. James V. Jr.’s extended family leaves many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, cousins and Godchildren. Pat has too many friends to mention – many considered sisters – not just friends.

Visitation will be at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 4650 N. Shadeland Avenue, from 4 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2016, with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Entombment to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana. Arrangements provided by Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services – Lawrence.

Memorial suggestions are to Bishop Chatard High School, Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, St Lawrence Catholic Church and CYO Camp Rancho Framasa. To sign the online guest register, please visit www.legacycremationfuneral.com
Pat worked in the BCHS cafeteria for many years. She was also the mother of the following BCHS alumni: Lisa Varnau ’79; Michelle Hutson ’80; Shelia Kearney ’82 and James Beaupre ’95. She was the grandmother of the following BCHS alumni/students: Sara Hutson ’12; Grace Hutson ’12; Samuel Kearney ’12; Bridget Hutson ’13; Joanna Kearney ’15; Mark Hutson ’16 and Daniel Hutson ’17.

Karen Mazanowski, October 2016

Karen Ann Mazanowski, born August 9th, 1939, Erie, PA- passed away on October 5th, 2016, in the arms of her daughters and surrounded by her husband, sons and grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents Gertrude and Wilbur Kerner, children Lynette and Nathan Mazanowski, and brother David Kerner. Survived by her husband of 61 years Zygmunt Mazanowski, 14 children, 53 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Children: Zygmunt, Michelle, David, Lisa, Karen, Alison, Eileen, Heather, Natalie, Rebekah, Joshua, Erin, Elizabeth and Emily.

Karen was a woman who could throw a banquet for a Bishop and feed a homeless beggar at her door. She distributed her love to all equally and completely. Karen had a generous heart and spent her life taking care of others. She was a woman of many talents. She was a wonderful cook, a perfect hostess, and made the house a home with her magazine worthy flair for decorating. Karen was a woman of immense faith and strived to be Christ-like through action, community and service. Karen nurtured dozens of children in her home daycare that she ran for many years. She will be missed but we celebrate in the fact that she is whole again and looking down on us from heaven.

Please make donations to the Mazanowski Family Fund c/o The Central Indiana Community Foundation, 615 N. Alabama St., Indianapolis, IN 46204. The visitation will be held at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services – Lawrence located at 5215 N. Shadeland Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46226 on Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. There will be prayer and reflection at 6:00 p.m. The funeral will be held on Monday, October 9, 2016 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church located at 4650 N. Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46226 at 11:00 a.m. followed by internment at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Cemetery.
Karen was the mother of the following BCHS alumni: Erin ’98; Elizabeth ’99 and Emily ’02.

Donald Becker, October 2016

Donald M. Becker, 93, of Fishers, departed this life on October 7, 2016. Don is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Mary Joan (Helmer) Becker; children, Donald (Linda) Becker, Thomas (Ruth) Becker, Susan (Joseph) Huser, Robert Becker and Christopher (Kim) Becker; brother, Brother Michael Becker, CSC; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Don was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary McNulty and Jane Boltz, and brother, Bob Becker.

Visitation for Don will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 at Saint Louis de Montfort Catholic Church in Fishers, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Interment follows at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to: Little Sisters of the Poor, Brothers of Holy Cross, Midwest Province, or to Saint Louis de Montfort School. Condolences may be offered at www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com.
Donald was the father of the following BCHS alumni: Thomas Becker ’66; Donald Becker, ’66; Becker Huser ’68; Robert Becker ’75 and Christopher Becker ’78.

Patrick McCalley, October 2016

Patrick Richard McCalley was carried to heaven by Jesus on October 6th 2016. He was a fun loving brother and son. He loved adventures from long boarding with friends to flying an airplane on his 17th birthday. Patrick was proud of his large Irish family. He was kind-hearted and could light up any room with his smile and enthusiasm. He loved music and was a proud member of the Carmel marching band. His love of music carried into dancing, he loved dancing with his family and friends. He had a strong faith and is now resting peacefully in heaven with his Grandma Vodde and Grandma and Grandpa McCalley. He is survived by his three sisters Audrey, Maggie, and Lilly, his mother Marilyn and his father Chris and his Grandpa Vodde as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. We love you Patrick, rest in peace good and faithful servant. Visitation for Patrick will be from 3 – 8 pm on Tuesday, October 11th at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Carmel. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at church on Wednesday, October 12th at 10:30 am with additional calling there beginning at 9:30 am. Interment follows Mass at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to: The Lord’s Pantry at Anna’s House or to Carmel High School Marching Band.
Memorial tributes at: www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com

Arrangements under the direction of Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary, Indianapolis, IN.
Patrick was the son of BCHS alumni Chris McCalley, ’80.

Helen Clancy, October 2016

Helen Marie Clancy, 88, died October 1 in Chicago, Illinois. Helen worked as an executive secretary at the VA and was the long time, volunteer secretary to the principal at St. Pius X School as well a volunteer at St. Vincent Hospital.

Helen had a large and active circle of devoted friends. She loved playing bridge, euchre and golf, and bowling with the Chatard women’s group. Helen was an accomplished homemaker, keeping a spotless house and preparing fabulous meals served with simple elegance. She loved to vacation in Florida and at The Greenbrier, West Virginia.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Pat Clancy, sister, Bea Acklemire and brother Patrick Hynes. She is survived by daughter Ann Wade (Joe), grandsons Patrick and Christopher Wade, son Kevin Clancy (Nancy), grandsons David and Aidan Clancy, granddaughter Fiona Clancy and sister, Margaret Gray.

Calling will be from 4 – 8 p.m., Thursday, October 6, at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary, 2126 East 71st Street. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, October 7, at St. Pius X Catholic Church.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, in recognition of the loving and respectful care she received, a donation be made to The Clare Foundation Holiday Fund, 55 E. Pearson St., Chicago, IL 60611 or to Northwestern Memorial Foundation, 251 E. Huron St., Ste 3-200, Chicago, IL 60611 or to the St. Vincent Foundation, 8402 Harcourt Rd., Ste 210, Indianapolis, IN 46260. Condolences may also be offered at feeneyhornakkeystone.com
Helen is the mother of following BCHS alumni: Ann (Clancy) Wade ’77 and Kevin Clancy ’79

Norma Poliak, October 2016

Norma Jean Poliak (Bolinger), 84, of Indianapolis, died on October 1, 2016 in hospice care with family at her side. Norma was born on January 30th, 1932 in Frankfort, IN. She graduated from Jackson Township High School in 1950 and went on to earn her nursing degree from Lafayette Home Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Vernon and Pauline (Gard) Bolinger of Rossville, IN. She was a sister to the late Nina (Sylvester) Calloway, Harold (Joan) Bolinger, Phyllis (Finton) Slipher, Geraldine (Joe) Calloway, and Maxine. She is survived by a brother Gail (Priscilla) Bolinger of Mechanicsburg and sister Sue Ann (Jerry) Vawter of Windfall. She was married to the late Ladislav (Laddy) on April 23, 1960. She is survived by her children Mark (Liz), Chris (Katie),and Annette (Oliver) Pointer and grandchildren; Carolyn, Zachary, Brittney, Leroy and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Norma was a member of bereavement ministry at Christ the King Parish and was passionate in her faith with the Focolare Ministry. She worked at St. Vincent Hospital and the Indiana Blood Bank and later in home health care. Her adventurous spirit led her to travel the world with family and friends. She enjoyed any outdoor activity that Indiana offered.

The family will receive friends Saturday, October 8th, 10 a.m. at Christ the King Church, 1827 Kessler Blvd. E. followed by Mass at 11 a.m. The family invites friends and family to attend a celebration lunch following the services at Christ the King School. In lieu of flowers, please send any donation to http://www.alz.org/indiana/in_my_community_donate.asp. Feeney-Hornak
Norma was the mother of the following BCHS alumni: Mark Poliak ’79, Christopher Poliak ’81 and Annette (Poliak) Pointer ’84.

Frederick Hartmann, September 2016

Frederick Joseph Hartmann, Jr., 85, Indianapolis, went home to be with the Lord September 28, 2016. He was born to Fred and Alice (Hoeffer) Hartmann on December 7, 1930. He graduated from Cathedral High School in 1948 and the University of Notre Dame in 1952. He was a Certified Public Accountant and had his own practice as a CPA. He was a charter member of the Riviera Club. His parents joined the club in 1934. He and his wife, Mary, were married at Christ the King Catholic Church in 1957.

He is survived by his wife, Mary, children, Suzette, Greg (Karim), Patrice (Steve Quinn), James (Liz), and Kevin (Samantha), grandchildren, Ashley, Jack, Anna, Rachel, and Julia Alice, sister and brother-in-law, Barbara Russell and Gary Russell, Fargo, ND, brother-in-law, Thomas Whitmore, Carmel, IN. He was predeceased by his parents and sisters Mary Craig and Joan Duane and sister-in-law, Pat Metzger, Colorado Springs, CO. He was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the Navy.

Visitation will be held Monday at Flanner and Buchanan-Broad Ripple from 4-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Christ the King Catholic Church on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., with visitation one hour prior. Online condolences may be shared at www.flannerbuchanan.com.
Fred was the father of BCHS alumni: Suzette ’76; Patrice Quinn ’82 and Kevin ’85.

Barbara Halvorson, September 2016

Barbara J. Halvorson, 86, of Indianapolis, passed away on September 22, 2016. Barb was a beloved mother of 6 and grandmother of 10 and a parishioner and former choir singer at Christ The King Catholic Church, who truly embraced her Irish heritage. In her younger years, Barb was an active bowler and bridge player who loved spending her time at the Riviera Club. Most recently, she loved going to lunch with her friends and spending time with her family.

Gram will be dearly missed by her children, Nancy (Paul) Rivers, Mark Halvorson, Mary Lou (Mark) Lee, Jeanne (Scott) Messmer, Tim (Katie) Halvorson, and Steve (Lisa) Halvorson; her grandchildren, Meghan, Christopher, Ricard, Kelsey, Marcus (Kristen), Jenny (Billy), Julianne, Elizabeth, Kelly and Brian; one soon-to-be, great granddaughter; her sister, Mary Kay (Don) Poinsette; and her sister-in-law, Carol Doyle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marcus Halvorson and her brother, John C. Doyle.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 4-7 p.m. in Feeney Hornak Keystone Mortuary. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 10 a.m. in Christ The King Catholic Church, preceded by 9:30 a.m. prayers at the Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ The King School. www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com
Barbara was the mother of the following BCHS alumni: Nancy Rivers ’70, Mark ’72, Mary Lou Lee ’75, Jeanne Messmer ’80, Tim ’82 and, Steve ’84.

     

Nathaniel Mosley, III, September 2016

Nathaniel ‘Nate’ Mosley III, 45, of Indianapolis, passed away September 15, 2016. He was born April 15, 1971 in Indianapolis. He graduated from North Central High School in 1989 where he graduated with honors, Wabash College in 1993 and Kelley School of Business. He was a vice president of small business loans at PNC Bank for 15 years. Nate was active in track and field in high school where he holds state records. He was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church.

Nathaniel is survived by his beloved daughters Sophia Mosley and Lauren Mosley, parents Nathaniel and Debra Mosley, brother David L. (Heather) Mosley, sisters Breck A. Mosley, Tiffany Mosley, grandmothers Edna P. Wallace, Clarice Mosley, special aunt Dorothy Welch, ex-wife Kelly Mosley and aunts and uncles, several nieces and nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday September 21 at 10 am at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Visitation will be Tuesday September 20 from 4 – 8 pm at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary. Memorials in Nathaniel’s name may be made to National Public Radio. Condolences may also be offered at www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com

Nate is the father of BCHS alumni Lauren (’15) and current BCHS student Sophia, ’18.

Jerry Cranny, September 2016

Jerold Joseph “Jerry” Cranny, 91, Indianapolis, departed this life Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

Jerry was born on Christmas Eve in 1924 to the late Ty and Esther (Maher) Cranny in Preston, IA. His family moved to Indianapolis in 1936 where Jerry attended Cathedral Elementary and then graduated from Cathedral High School in 1943. As a young man, he worked at his family’s restaurant ‘Cranny’s’ in downtown Indianapolis.

Jerry then entered into the United States Army Air Corps and was trained to fly North American B-25 Mitchell bombers. Upon the end of World War II, he entered Butler University where he earned his degree in business and played basketball for the Bulldogs and coach Tony Hinkle.

Jerry married Nancy McClamroch on August 7, 1948 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. He was a dedicated charter member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. He was a member of St. Pius X Council of the Knights of Columbus, The Robert E. Kennington American Legion Post #34 and the Riviera Club. Jerry worked for over 38 years for Herff Jones Company, retiring in 1987. Throughout his life, he enjoyed spending summers in Michigan and winters in Fort Myers, FL. Jerry loved all types of sports, but his favorites were golf, tennis and volleyball. Jerry was an avid golfer and achieved three holes in one, the last one at age 75!

Jerry was a man dedicated to faith, family and friends. He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Nancy Cranny; his devoted children, Marcia (George) FitzGerald, Kevin (Susan) Cranny, Jody (Rick) Zeph, Patty (Mark) Hendrickson, Carolyn (Bob) Siderys and Elizabeth (John) Harlan; son-in-law, Chris Hehmeyer; brother, Richard Cranny; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a host of lifelong friends. Jerry was preceded in death by his beloved daughter Janis Hehmeyer and sister Kathleen Rolles.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of prayers at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, September 16th, 2016 at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 p.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Interment follows at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions are suggested to Indy Honor Flight: www.indyhonorflight.org/donate Memorial tributes at: www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com

Jerry was the father of the following BCHS alumni: Marcia Fitzgerald ’67, Kevin Cranny ’69, Janis Hehmeyer ’71 (deceased), Jody Zeph ’73, Patty Hendrickson’75, Carolyn Siderys’78 and  Elizabeth Harlan ’82.

Robert Boone, August 2016

Robert Dennis Boone, 65, of Indianapolis, passed away on August 25, 2016. Dennis was a proud member of the SAR; participating in the color guard and US history education.

Surviving are his wife, Lynn; children, Matthew, Joanna, and John; 3 grandchildren; brother, Mike Boone; and sister, Marilyn Thaxton.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Flanner and Buchanan – Broad Ripple, where friends may call on Tuesday, August 30 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Burial will be at Boone-Hutchison Cemetery.
Dennis was the father of BCHS alumni Matthew ’99, Joanna ’01 and John ’04.

Stephen Johantges, Class of 1986

STEPHEN ALLEN JOHANTGES, 48, of Indianapolis passed away at home on Saturday, August 6, 2016. He was born in Indianapolis, IN. November 11, 1967 to George Allen and Deborah Lee (Sanders) Johantges. A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 12, 2016 at Indiana Funeral Care.
Read a tribute to him from the Class of 1986 blog.

Viviana Maria Trowbridge-Miller, August 2016

Viviana Maria Trowbridge-Miller, 69, peacefully passed away July 8, 2016, surrounded by family and friends in Marietta, Georgia after a brief battle with cancer She was a wonderful, devoted, and inspiring mother and sister and was blessed with many loving friends. Viviana was the daughter of Charles and Wanda Trowbridge of Indianapolis who preceded her in death.

Born in Indianapolis, she attended Christ the King School and Our Lady of Grace Academy, and started her collegiate education at IUPUI with eventual degree completion, Magnum Cum Laude, in Psychology at Georgia’s Kennesaw State University. She started her career of public service in the offices of then Indiana Secretary of State Larry Conrad, thereafter moving to Washington, DC to the offices of former Indiana Senators Vance Hartke and then Birch Bayh. She subsequently entered business for a period, relocating to Tampa, Florida to assist in the creation of Tampa Cable Television. It was in Florida where Viviana came to love the beaches and planned on eventual retirement there at age 70. Viviana eventually relocated with family to Marietta near Atlanta, and as her son and daughter got older, started an over two decade career of service at Cobb County, ultimately becoming Supervisor of the Warrants Division for the Magistrate Court. So many of the exemplary employees and co-workers of the Cobb County Magistrate system joined together in the final weeks to provide loving care and compassionate attention to Viviana and such outpouring of love and friendship brought her great peace. These wonderful friends and her family recently attended a lovely funeral mass and memorial for Viviana in Marietta.

Viviana Maria leaves behind her devoted children Marcella Maria Miller and Nicholas Sergio Miller, her brother Ronald Sergio Trowbridge, her dear Aunt Margaret and Uncle Clifford, cousins, a nephew and niece and many, many friends.Viviana returns to Indianapolis on August 25, 2016, where her remains will be interned near her parents at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, 9700 Allisonville Road, following a short, 12:00 p.m. niche-side ceremony outdoors. There is a lunch for family and friends planned immediately thereafter at the nearby MCL Cafeteria, 5520 Castleton Comer Lane.
Viviana was the sister of BCHS alumnus Ronald Trowbridge, ’67.

     

Rosemarie 'Rosie' DaPuzzo, August 2016

Rosemarie “Rosie” DaPuzzo, age 82, a longtime resident of Indianapolis, passed away August 6th, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Michael and Catherine Haney. Rosie was the youngest child. She was preceded in death by her brothers; Mike and Jack along with her sisters; Patricia and Catherine. She will join her husband, James A. DaPuzzo Jr. who passed in 2006. She is survived by her sons, Vincent Michael DaPuzzo, James A. DaPuzzo III and his wife Cathy, and sons Drew and Patrick.

Rosemarie graduated in 1952 from St. Agnes Academy and in 1956 from Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio with a degree in Nursing. She was a nurse at St. Francis Hospital, Central Indiana Regional Blood Bank, and retired from St. Vincent Center for Healthy Aging. Rosie was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church and St. Agnes Alumni Group.

Rosie lived a life of service to her family, in her job as a nurse, and to the groups she volunteered for within the Indianapolis community. The family would like to thank the Staff of Brookdale at Willow Lake for the wonderful care Rosie received the last four years.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 12th, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. in St. Luke Catholic Church. Family and friends will gather Thursday, August 11th from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel. Additional visitation will be held Friday morning in the church from 10:30 to 11:20 a.m. with a Rosary at 10:45 a.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. You are invited to visit the website www.leppertmortuary.com where you may share a personal memory of Rosie. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a memorial contribution to the Alzheimer’s Association .

Rosie was the mother of BCHS alumni: James DaPuzzo ’84 and Vince DaPuzzo ’89.

Harry Thomas Byfield, July 2016

Harry ‘Tom’ Byfield, 75, of Indianapolis, passed away on July 20, 2016. He was born in Indianapolis on December 26, 1940 to Charles and Lucille Byfield. Tom attended Purdue University and service in the US Air Force. He was director of buildings and grounds for the Indianapolis Museum of Art for many years. Tom was an auctioneer, a Kentucky Colonel and a member of White River Yacht Club. He was a lover of life, an avid fisherman and people loved him dearly. He will be missed by all.

Survivors include his wife, Judith Byfield; daughter, Julie (James) Pearson; sister, Beverly (Harvey) Hilton; brother, Charlie Byfield; sister, Susie (Mike) Riggs; brother, Richard (Cindy) Byfield; and 2 grandchildren, Zoe and Thomas Ellars. He was preceded in death by daughter, Amy Ellars.

Friends and family will gather for a celebration of Tom’s life on Saturday, July 30, 2016 form 3-7 p.m. at White River Yacht Club. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society . – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/indystar/obituary.aspx?n=harry-thomas-byfield&pid=180794228#sthash.x01EdrZh.dpuf

‘Tom’ was the father of BCHS alumni: Julie (Byfield) Pearson ’85 and the late Amy (Byfield) Ellars ’87.

Frank McCurdy, July 2016

Francis “Frank” McCurdy, 66, of Fishers, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016 in his home surrounded by his loving family.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Ellen McCurdy, and their children, Erica Cherba (Neal) and Kelly McCurdy (fiance Worthe Holt). He is also survived by his four grandchildren Luna McCurdy, Michael, Avery and Andrew Cherba, and his siblings Kathy June, Paul McCurdy (Sharon), Maribeth Wright (Steve), and John McCurdy (Donna). He was proceeded in death by his daughter, Tracy McCurdy; sister, JoEllen Jones; and his parents Francis and Becky McCurdy.

Frank started his company, McCurdy Mechanical, in 1978 and it continues to thrive to this day. His determination and work ethic were an example to those around him.

Born with the gift of gab, he never met a stranger. Talking to him for even 5 minutes, you knew the kind of person he was. An avid Purdue and Colts fan, he rarely missed an opportunity for a tailgate. A passionate fisherman who traveled out of the country just to get the best catch. He always put family first, providing them with great memories and amazing adventures including their time spent in Marco Island, Dale Hollow, Canada and the Bahamas. He was a long-time parishioner of Holy Spirit at Geist Catholic Church.

Frank was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend who is loved by many and will be greatly missed. The world was a better place with him in it.

Visitation will be held on Monday, July 25, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Fishers-Castleton Chapel, 9900 Allisonville Rd., Fishers, IN. Funeral mass will Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Spirit at Geist Catholic Church, 10350 Glaser Way, Fishers, IN.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society www.shirleybrothers.com
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Frank was the brother of BCHS grad the late Joellen (McCurdy) Jones, ’65. Frank’s mother, the late Becky McCurdy, taught math at BCHS for several years.

Mary Agnes Klee McNamara Strayer, July 2016

Mary Agnes Klee McNamara Strayer, 82, of Indianapolis, went to be with the Lord July 8 after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer’s. She is preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Ida (Fuss) Klee, husband  Mike McNamara, husband Hubert Strayer, and brothers Bob (Frankie) and John (Catherine) Klee. She is survived by her brothers Mike (Nita) Klee, Joe (Charlotte) Klee; her children, Greg (Val) McNamara, Chris (Ruth) McNamara, Mary (Mark) Venderley, Jenny (Chuck) Bilyeu, Pete (Bart Peterson) McNamara, Michelle (Rob) Hayden, John (Erin) McNamara, and Tim (Erin) McNamara; her stepchildren, Nancy Strayer, Jimmy (Sue) Strayer, and Karen (Tom) Lee; and 21 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for visitation on Thursday, July 14th at 9:00 a.m. in the sanctuary of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 7243 East 10th Street, Indianapolis with Mass of Christian Burial to begin at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent DePaul or have a Mass said for her.

Please visit leppertmorturary.com to read Mary’s complete obituary. Arrangements are entrusted to Leppert Mortuary – Nora, Indianapolis. See more at: this link

Mary was the mother of 7 BCHS graduates: Chris ’76, Mary ’77, Jenny ’82, Peter ’84, Michelle ’87, John ’90’ and Tim ’91.

Tom Lintzenich, July 2016

Thomas Edward Lintzenich, 64, of Indianapolis, departed this life July 8, 2016. He was born May 15, 1952 in Evansville, IN, the son of the late Leonard and Dorothy Lintzenich. Tom worked for the State of Indiana for the past 25 years and previously taught social studies at St. Pius X, Guion Creek and Lincoln Middle Schools. He was a graduate of Speedway High School, Purdue University and received his Masters in Education from Butler University. He enjoyed the outdoors, working in his yard, golfing and was an enthusiastic fan of Butler Basketball and Purdue Football – BOILER UP !! Tom is survived by his wife, Theresa Lintzenich and daughter, Clare Lintzenich. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 12, from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, July 13, at 11:00 am at Christ the King Catholic Church, of which he was a member. Entombment will be held on Thursday, July 14, at 1:30 (CST) at St. Joseph Cemetery Chapel in Evansville, IN with visitation one hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers, contributions for Tom should be made to Christ the King Catholic Church or St. Vincent de Paul Society. Condolences may be offered at feeneyhornakkeystone.com.
Tom was the father of BCHS alumna Clare Lintzenich, ’10.

John McCormick, June 2016

On June 23, 2016 Heaven gained an angel. John Templeton McCormick of Indianapolis, IN passed away at the age of 44.

John was a devoted and loving husband and father. He was also a dedicated High school teacher and baseball coach and mentored many young people throughout his career. Most recently John was a teacher at Franklin Central High School and was named Teacher of the Year in 2015. John was born in Germany on May 2, 1972.

He is the son of Col. (ret) Frank Edward McCormick II (Marie) and Harriet Templeton McCormick. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Laurie (Alerding) and their three sons Sean, Kiernan and Brendan, his sister Susan (Michael) Dean, his brother Tom (Melodie) and his sister-in-law Susan (Dave) Agee. He was preceded in death by his brother Frank McCormick III and his mother Harriet Templeton McCormick.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday June 29, 2016 from 3 – 8 p.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 7200 Sarto Dr. Indianapolis, IN 46240. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday June 30, 2016 at the church with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. until the time of mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The John McCormick Family Trust Fund, One American Square, Suite 2900, Indianapolis, IN 46282-0200. To share a memory, please visit www.leppertmortuary.com – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/indystar/obituary.aspx?n=john-templeton-mccormick&pid=180454581&fhid=14558#sthash.EKFsUo2P.dpuf

John McCormick, was a St. Pius X parishioner, Franklin Central teacher, and former assistant baseball coach at Bishop Chatard.

Rosemary Boyle, June 2016

Rosemary Maniola Boyle passed away peacefully on June 2, 2016. She was 89 years old. Rosemary was born on August 25, 1926 in Chicago IL to Rocco and Rose Maniola. She was married for 37 years to Bernard Boyle until his death in 1988. They had eight children. If you had to sum up Rosemary’s life in one word, it would be family. Rosemary lived her Catholic faith daily, she was a member of St. Pius X for nearly sixty years.

She is survived by her children Jack (Ann), Judy (Russel Nelson), Rob (Barbara) Jim (Melissa) Janine (Jim Cole) Mary (Dave Amman) Jo (Shawn Keating) and daughter-in-law Kelly Boyle Schmidt. 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Bernard and son Bernard (Beaver). Parents Rocco and Rose Maniola and brothers Monsignor Francis, Joseph (Doris), Robert, James and Gene.
Rosermary was the mother of BCHS alumni Joanne Keating ’83 and Shawn Keating ’82. She was the grandmother of BCHS alumni Moira ’14, Kellie ’20, Eileen ’16, Colleen ’12 and Catherine ’10.

Bob Dietrick, May 2016

Robert Edward “Bob” Dietrick, 88, passed away peacefully in his home May 24, 2016. He was born in Buffalo, New York, on December 20, 1927, to John and Ella Dietrick.
Bob graduated from South Park High School in Buffalo with honors. An unfortunate illness cut short a promising baseball career and college opportunities, so Bob went to work at the Niagra National Bank, where he met the love of his life and wife of 59 years, Janet Matches. The couple married in 1952 and shortly thereafter Bob took a position with Inland Steel which brought the newlyweds to Indianapolis where they raised six children on the city’s north side.
With a box-full of index cards and product specification sheets, Bob founded Robert E. Dietrick, Manufacturers’ Representative in 1969. He led that organization until his retirement in 1984. He then served as trusted advisor to Robert Dietrick Co., Inc. until his death. Utilizing his professional and customer-centered approach, the firm has expanded and currently has offices in Fishers, Columbia City and Evansville.
Bob and Jan were charter members of St. Pius X Parish, where Bob shaped hundreds of young lives as C.Y.O. basketball coach. He continued and shared his love of baseball as a long-time coach and sponsor at Broad Ripple Little League (Go Red Sox!) and was a strong supporter of the Bishop Chatard High School and Purdue University baseball programs.
Bob was preceded in death by his loving wife Jan, who was his partner, friend and confidant. Bob was also preceded in death by his parents and his brother John (Jack) Dietrick, and is survived by his sister, Monica Conrad, all of Buffalo. Family was important to Bob, and perhaps his greatest legacy is the loving family he and Jan built which he now leaves behind: Debra (Jim) Marten, Robert (Karen) Dietrick, Andrew (Lesa) Dietrick, Christopher (Julie) Dietrick, Janet Mary (Jamie) Huxhold and P.J. (Meg) Dietrick, all of Indianapolis. Bob also leaves a legacy of fifteen grandchildren, all of whom he loved very much and made him very proud: Jim, Bo, Blair, Drew, Wyatt, Chris, Kyle, Eddie, Annie, Evan, Hannah, Maggie, John, Katie and William.
Robert Dietrick never used a computer, but his social network was vast. He didn’t own a smart phone, but he was linked into business. He preferred face-to-face, and his handshake was his promise. He did things the traditional way, the right way.
Never one for the spot light, his life was full of quiet moments and behind the scene actions that set in motion events that benefitted thousands of lives. He lived his life, ran his business and raised his family with quiet confidence and grace and dignity. He will be missed by all he touched, but we are consoled by the fact that he is once again with his beloved Janet.
Arrangements are entrusted to Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary, 2126 E. 71st Street, Indianapolis. The family will hold a private memorial service.
The following BCHS alumni are in Bob’s family: children: Debra (Jim) Marten ’71; Robert (Karen) ’73; Andrew (Lesa) ’75; Chris (Julie) ’77; Jan (Jamie) Huxhold ’79; PJ (Meg) ’81; and grandchildren: Chris Dietrick ’06; Kyle Dietrick ’08; Evan Huxhold ’09; Eddie Dietrick ’10; Annie Dietrick ’12; Hannah Huxhold ’13; Margaret Deitrick ’15; John P. Dietrick ’17 and Kathryn Dietrick ’19.

Carolyn Blackwell, May 2016

Carolyn Blackwell went to heaven on May 23, 2016. She was born in Vincennes, Indiana to Etta Mae and John Harold Sutch. Carolyn lived most of her life in Indianapolis. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Wayne; her sister Docia Frey (Bob Horton); her children Don (Marlene), Carla (Jeff), and Mark; and her grandsons Ian, Zachary, Josh and Ben.

Carolyn graduated from Lincoln High School in Vincennes. From there she attained her nursing degree at Indiana University. As a registered nurse, Carolyn was head of the neurology floor at Community Hospital in Indianapolis for several years. She decided to enter the field of education and began teaching nursing at Indiana Central (University of Indianapolis). Always looking to expand her knowledge and further her education, she developed an intense interest in Eastern European history and proceeded to attain her masters and doctorate degrees in this area. Her love of teaching led her to the position of history professor at both Butler University and IUPUI. While she ended her career and retired in 2002, she always stayed engaged in historical, political and current events.

Carolyn also had a love for the arts and volunteered through the Alliance at the IMA gift shop for many years. She was a voracious reader and appreciated many aspects of history and the arts; all interests that she passed on to her children. She was the glue that held our family together. We will deeply miss her kind nature and her bright smile.

Services will be held at the Goodwin Family Funeral Home in Vincennes on Saturday, May 28, with visitation at 11:00 and service starting at 12:00 noon.
Carolyn is the mother of BCHS alumnus Mark Blackwell, Class of 1991.

Mary Elizabeth (Yatsko) Pearce, May 2016

Mary Elizabeth (Yatsko) Pearce, 90, passed away surrounded by her loving family on April 23, 2016. Mary lived a rich and full life growing up in Gary, Indiana. She and her husband Bill of 64 years raised their family in Merrillville, Indiana. She worked hard as a caregiver for her family and best friend to her younger sister, Pauline. She also cared for her father, John, and mother Mary before their passing. In 2002, she moved to Carmel, Indiana to be near two of her daughters and their families. Mary enjoyed shopping, game shows, eating out and just having fun visiting and spending time with the people she loved.

She is survived by her husband William G. Pearce and sister Pauline Yatsko. She was also very proud of her six children, Bill, Jim (Jody), Mary Ellen (Michael ) Ball, Donna (Dan) Ornelas, Kathy (Tim) Tsouchlos, and Paula. Mary was richly blessed with numerous grandchildren, Sarah (John) Scheidler, Emily (Russel) Bible, Kevin and Brian Ball, Caitlin Ornelas, Maribeth (Justin) Flynn, Ryan Pearce, Carissa and Adam Tsouchlos. She was also blessed to meet and know two great-grandchildren, Ryan and Megan Scheidler.

The family would like to thank all the caregivers who helped Mary rehabilitate from her orthopedic problems. They were all great cheerleaders and enjoyed her sense of humor and determination. They would also like to thank St. Vincent Hospital and the Hospice caregivers for their kind assistance. She was blessed to spend her final hours at Copper Trace Retirement Community with loving caregivers near her spouse.

Calling will be held at St. Luke Catholic Church, 7575 Holliday Dr. East, Indianapolis at 10:30 on Wednesday, April 27th with a Celebration of Life Mass immediately following at 11:30. Donations can be sent to St. Luke Catholic Church or the St. Vincent Foundation.

Mary Elizabeth was the grandmother of the following BCHS alumni: Sarah (Ball) Scheidler ’03; Emily (Ball) Bible ’05; Kevin Ball ’06 and Brian Ball ’15. Mary Ellen Ball (daughter of Mary Elizabeth) is currently an assistant Girls Tennis Coach.

Kyle Guyton, Class of 2011

Kyle Jordan Guyton, 22, of Indianapolis, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 while chaperoning in Poland. Kyle was a 2011 graduate of Bishop Chatard High School; he went on to further his education by attending Indiana State University graduating in 2015. He joined the BCHS staff in 2015 as Theatre Director and Teacher.

Kyle was baptized in Jesus name and filled with the precious gift of the Holy Ghost at Grace Apostolic Church under the late Bishop Larry J. Hunt, where he served as Junior Usher, Media/Audio, Youth Musician and President of the Youth Choir. Kyle also worked with the stage and technical production of Upon This Rock, an Easter Passion Play.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 19, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Grace Apostolic Church with additional calling on Wednesday, April 20, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. with the Celebration of Life Service at 11:00 a.m. Entombment is at Crown Hill Cemetery.

He is survived by his mother, Kathy O’Neal; father, Wilburt Guyton (Linda); three brothers, Wilburt Westmoreland, Dominique Guyton and Thomas Williams; sister, Cassandra Westmoreland; and a host of aunts, uncle other extended family and friends.

Final arrangements have been entrusted to Stuart Mortuary, Inc. Expressions of condolence and sympathy should be directed to: www.stuartmortuary.com.

Joe Bill, April 2016

Joseph G. Bill, Jr., passed away on April 12, 2016 in Indianapolis, following a lengthy, and courageously contested, illness. He was 81. A big man to start, Joe was always larger than life to those who knew and loved him. He was born November 19, 1934 in Garden City, NY to the late Joseph G. and Lillian A. (Moran) Bill, Sr.

He attended Notre Dame University on a football scholarship, gaining a degree in Political Science in 1956. His love for the “Fighting Irish” would be life-long.

Joe worked for Continental Insurance Co., and then for Steel Parts Corporation as Vice President of Sales for 32 years, retiring in 1994. Joe was a dedicated husband and loving family man who in retirement spent every possible moment with his children and grandchildren. He was equally devoted to his church family at Christ the King Catholic Church, serving on committees, singing in the choir and volunteering for countless opportunities to help others. He was an advocate of children and fostered the development of hundreds of youth in the Indianapolis area through sport. He served as chaplain of Bishop Chatard Football, and coached CYO football and basketball for over 60 years receiving numerous awards for his commitment on the field and court. His love of football introduced him to hundreds of lifelong relationships that carried him through the years. His devotion to faith, family and sport inspired others to emulate his attitudes and spirit.

Joe was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 50 years, Grace R. Bill; brother, Robert E. Bill and granddaughter, Jessie L. Stair.  He is survived by his children, Joseph J. Bill, Molly B. (Bob) Rondeau, Jude E. (Colleen) Bill, Brian J. (Carla) Bill and Glenn J. (Colleen) Bill; brother and best friend Michael M. (Sharon) Bill; sister-in-law, Joyce Bill; grandchildren, Angelina E. & Grace C. Bill, Jordan J. (Christine)  Stair, Lorrin D. Rondeau, Martha C., Maggie A. & Jude A. Bill, Brook N. & Sean T. Munger, Brittany M. (Colten) Mitchell, Anthony G.,  Alex G., and Chris G. Bill; great-grandchildren, Joseph G., Dominic C. & Zachary R. Stair and a host of grateful friends and players.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19th at Christ the King Catholic Church. Entombment follows at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery. There will be a celebration of Life for Coach Bill at The Knights of Columbus from 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to: Christ the King Catholic Church or to Catholic Youth Organization. Online tributes available at: www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com

Joe was the father of BCHS alumnus Glenn Bill (Colleen) ’86 and grandfather of BCHS alumni: Brittany  Bill ’06; Anthony Bill ’10; Alex Bill ’12 and Christopher Bill ’15

Michael J. O'Connor, April 2016

Lieutenant Michael J. O’Connor, 72, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his loving family on April 14, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital, after enduring a courageous and hard-fought battle with multiple myeloma. He spent 50 years in service to his community as a law enforcement officer with the Indianapolis Police Department and the Marion County Sheriffs Department.

Michael was born October 12, 1943 to Leo and Gene O’Connor in Indianapolis, IN. He attended Immaculate Heart of Mary grade school, graduated from Cathedral High School in 1961, and attended the University of Indianapolis. He met the love of his life and best friend, Sue Havens, when they both worked at Block’s Department Store. He served in the Indiana National Guard and was sworn in to the Indianapolis Police Department on March 14th, 1966. He retired on December 31st, 2007, and joined the Marion County Sheriffs Department in October, 2008.

Throughout his 50 years of service, Michael protected and served the citizens of Indianapolis as a Patrolman, Sergeant and Lieutenant in the Uniform Division; a Sergeant in the Training Division, and Criminal Intelligence Branch; and as a Lieutenant serving as Assistant Commander of the Narcotics Branch, and Commander of the Intelligence Branch Executive Division. Michael was a highly respected officer, who protected this city with great integrity, bravery, compassion, and honor. He was proud to protect our citizens, as well as providing Dignitary Protection for former and sitting Presidents of the United States, Vice Presidents, world leaders, US Senators, US Congressmen and Congresswomen, United States Speakers of the House, and a host of others. He was currently serving as Lieutenant in the MCSD Court Operations and Security.

He fiercely loved his family and he loved fishing at his favorite place on earth, Lake Manitou in Rochester, Indiana. He also cherished the time he spent on St Pete Beach at the Bon Aire Resort.

Michael is survived by his lovely and devoted wife of 48 years, Sue, his children Michael Leo (Ellen), Colleen Elizabeth Fuydal (Chris), Ryan Patrick (Kim), Christopher Ray, his grandchildren whom he adored, Allison, Joseph, and Anthony Fuydal, his brothers and sisters, Eileen Christ (John), Katie Murphy (Mike), Cookie Hayes (Tim), Tim O’Connor, Marilyn Brothers (Bob), Jerry O’Connor (Sally), Danny O’Connor (Janet), Jeanne McHugh (Michael McHugh – deceased), cousin Chuck Gatti (Pam), brothers-in-law Rick Havens (Patsy), and Chris Browning (Linda Havens Browning-deceased), and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel, on Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 11:00 am at Christ the King Catholic Church. You are invited to visit the website www.leppertmortuary.com where you may share a personal memory of Mike or arrange a memorial contribution to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation or Riley Hospital for Children (in memory of Kaitlin Lynch and Richie Havens). The family would also like to thank the nursing staff and doctors at St. Vincent Hospital, 6 South Oncology/Hematology, and ICU for their compassionate care of Michael.
Michael was the foather of BCHS alumni: Michael L. O’Connor ’87; Colleen Fuydal ’89; Ryan O’Connor ’00 and Chris O’Connor ’06.

Francis Wolfla, April 2016

Francis “Frank” H. Wolfla, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully on March 31, 2016. He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Rose Ann (Schuler), four children Karen (David Kress), Kevin (Robyn), Paul (Susan) and Mark, nine grandchildren Caroline, Sara, Thomas, Emma, Annie, Mary Grace, Henry, Francis and Laurel, and three siblings Thomas (Midge), Louise (Charles Collet) and Rosemary (Steinmetz).

Frank was born in Speedway, Indiana, on January 4, 1939 to Mary A. (Collins) Wolfla and Thomas P. Wolfla. He was predeceased by his brother, Bernard Wolfla. Although Frank had been a parishioner of Saint Lawrence Catholic Church in Indianapolis since 1968, he enjoyed attending mass at numerous other parishes throughout central Indiana. He particularly liked masses that his grandchildren participated in as cantors, servers or sacrament recipients.  Frank gave generously to the church and its many charitable endeavors.

Frank met the love of his life, Rosie, in December 1965. After their first official date, a night at the theater to watch Doctor Zhivago, there was no looking back. They were married on October 22, 1966, at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana, and lived a devoted and loving life together.

As a young man, Frank attended Saint Meinrad for high school and college. He graduated from Saint Meinrad in 1960 with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and graduate work in theology. Frank was a patriot who served as an officer in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1965. In 1966, he began working at the John M. Glass Co., Inc., a foundry and industrial supply company that had been owned and operated by both his father and mother. He began serving as President of that company in the late 1970s and continued to serve in that position until his death. In his nearly five decades of service to the family business, Frank touched the lives of countless customers, suppliers, employees and foundry industry participants. He was a fair and principled businessman who dedicated himself to the company. Frank was always available to lend a hand to customers.

Frank loved exploring the Midwest off the beaten path. He and Rosie logged many thousands of miles visiting small towns, driving along rivers, sampling local restaurants and attending mass at lesser known parishes. Frank also enjoyed family gatherings and spending quality time with his children and grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 11, 2016, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Saint Lawrence Catholic Church, 4650 Shadeland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, 46226 A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Lawrence Catholic Church, with visitation an hour before service. Graveside services at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Cemetery immediately thereafter. Memorial donations can be made to Saint Meinrad Archabbey (www.saintmeinrad.org/support-us/), Little Sisters of the Poor, or The Caring Place. Services entrusted to Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary. Tributes may be made at www.feeneyhornakshadeland.com.

Frank is the father of the following BCHS Alumni: Karen Kress ’86; Kevin Wolfla ’87; Paul Wolfla ’88; and Mark Wolfla ’92.

Robert Bethuram, April 2016

Robert C. Bethuram, 68, of Indianapolis, passed away April 12, 2016. He was born April 17, 1947 to the late Robert L. and Blanche L. Drexler Bethuram. Bob served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves; attended Ball State University and graduated from Vincennes University. He married Linda S. Bixler and was part owner/operator of Heartland Golf Cars of Martinsville, IN. Bob was a member of the Knights of Columbus Counsel #5290, and was an avid golfer.

Visitation will be Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel, 9606 E. Washington St.

Bob is survived by his loving wife, Linda S. Bethuram; sons, Jeff (Jennifer) Bethuram, Jonathan (Stephanie) Bethuram, Matt (Cheri) Bethuram and Darrell Dunkin; brothers, David Bethuram and James (Kathy) Bethuram; and grandchildren, Cedric Dunkin, and Colton, Caden, Grace, Ella, Audrey and Zoe Bethuram. www.shirleybrothers.com.
Bob was the brother of BCHS alumni, James Bethuram ’68 and David Bethuram ’74.

William (Bill) D. Keller, March 2016

William D. “Bill” Keller age 68 passed away on Easter Sunday March 27, 2016 in Fort Myers Florida where he resided. Bill was formally of Indianapolis. Born in Chattanooga, TN to the late John and Betty Keller on December 11, 1947. He was a long time member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and had served on their parish council. Bill was also very active with the Boy Scout Troop 174. He was a proud graduate of Scecina Memorial High School with the class of 1965 and obtained his engineering degree from Purdue University. Bill’s career as an engineer spanned over 40 years working at Longardner and Associates, Keeler Webb and Associates, and later started his own firm, KES Consultants.

Bill is survived by his wife, Katherine Keller, of 44 years, and his three children; Beth and Anne Keller along with Billy Keller. He was preceded in death of his son Jack in 2001 and his sister Mary Jo Michael. His surviving siblings are Judy Cunningham, Bob (Karen) Keller.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Pius X Catholic Church on Monday April 11th at 1:00 pm with calling one hour prior to the Mass. Read details at http://www.leppertmortuary.com/obits/obituaries.php/obitID/747343. Memorial contributions to https://gofund.me/billkellerfamily
Bill was the father of the following BCHS alumni:  Jack ’91 (deceased), Anne ’93, Beth ’97 and Billy ’00.

Paul Scherrer, March 2016

Paul Andrew Scherrer, 77, of Indianapolis, passed peacefully March 22, 2016. He was born February 17th, 1939 in Indianapolis to Frank and Frieda Scherrer. His parents were the founders of Noble Schools of Indiana where Paul spent many years as a board member. He was a Realtor for 42 years and helped found the Sycamore Group Realtors. He was also an active member of St. Pius the X Catholic church for over 45 years.

Paul is survived by his beloved wife of over 50 years, Gay Gallagher Scherrer, children and children-in-law Stephanie (and Sue) Scherrer, Paul G. (and Nicole) Scherrer, Christopher (and Valerie) Scherrer and grandchildren Tom, Eva, Danny, Luke, Whitney, Sarah and Sophie.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, March 29 at 10 am at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Visitation will be Monday, March 28 from 4-7 p.m. at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary. Memorials in Paul’s name may be made to St. Mary of the Woods. Condolences may also be offered at www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com

Paul was the fathr of BCHS alumni: Stephanie ’85 and Chris ’90.

Edward Francis (Red) Hegarty, March 2016

Edward Francis “Red” Hegarty, 86, of Indianapolis, died February 28, 2016. He was born February 20, 1930 in Indianapolis to Edward Henry and Mary Agnes Lavell Hegarty. He served in the U.S. Navy as Radioman First Class during the Korean War. Known to countless Lawrence Township students as Señor Hegarty, he enjoyed his career as a Spanish teacher for 30 years. He was a licensed real estate broker, a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and Toastmasters.

Edward is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Mary Jennings Hegarty, daughters Laura (Jerry) Robert, Janmarie (Robert) Connor, twin sisters Rita O’Connor and Agnes Lux (deceased) and sisters Rosemary Adamson, Margie Miller, Nancy Condon, Maureen Schulz, grandchildren Nathan (Sadie) Connor, Aidan Connor, Adrienne (Chad TenBarge) Robert, Sean Robert, Joseph Robert, Paula Rose Robert, great granddaughter Harlow TenBarge. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Paula Iris Peña Hegarty of Peru, SA.

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 5 at 10 a.m. at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church. Visitation will be Friday March 4 from 4 – 8 p.m. at the mortuary. Entombment will be at Calvary Cemetery. Memorials in Edward’s name may be made to St. Meinard. Condolences may also be offered at
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Edward was the father of the following BCHS alumni: Laura (Hegarty) Robert ’76 and Janmarie (Hegarty) Connor ’78.

Scott Cook, Class of 1998, March 2016

Scott Wesley Cook, of Indianapolis, died suddenly in his home of a heart attack on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. He was 36 years old.

Scott was born at Methodist Hospital on June 22, 1979. He attended the Bureau of Jewish Education Preschool and Kindergarten, St. Thomas Aquinas for grade school, Bishop Chatard High School, and Ball State University. He graduated from Ball State with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice/Criminology.

Scott always wanted to be in law enforcement, and following his education he was employed by the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department as a Corrections Officer for many years and as a patrolman in Eaton, Indiana. Scott developed a serious heart condition and was plagued by several resulting medical issues. The family is grateful for the support and tenderness exhibited by the EMTs and paramedics of the Indianapolis Police Department and the officers and chaplain of the Indianapolis Police Department.

Scott is survived by his much loved wife, April Smith-Cook, and a much loved son, Henry Lashawn Cook, age six months. He also leaves behind his grieving parents, Dr. David and Lynda Cook, his brother, Brian, his Second Mother Elizabeth Roffey, and his Sort-of-Brother and Best Friend Julien Roffey, his mother-in-law Algene Smith and brother-in-law, Eddie Smith, a sister-in-law, Veronica Carpenter, aunts, uncles, nieces, cousins, and friends.

A service for Scott will be private for family and invited friends. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the education of Scott’s son, Henry. Please send to Henry Cook, c/o April Smith-Cook, 501 Copley Place, Indianapolis, IN, 46290.
Scott was the brother of BCHS alumnus, Brian Cook, ’00.

Eileen McGinley, February 2016

Eileen Marie McGinley, age 71, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on February 20, 2016. Eileen was the daughter of the late John L. and Kathleen (O’Neill) McGinley. She grew up in Oak Park, IL and always considered herself a Chicagoan who couldn’t get a decent hotdog in this town to save her life. She graduated from Trinity High School in River Forest, IL in 1962 and attended Northern Illinois University and St. Mary of the Woods College. Eileen was a born salesperson and enjoyed an award-winning sales career. Scores of Eskimos marveled at her ice-selling ability. Her greatest joy, however, came from her family and friends gathering everyone around her kitchen table to share stories and laughter and to split a Budweiser. All were welcome and she never met a stranger.

Eileen is survived by her children: Kathleen (David) Gullott, John W. (Carroll) Hannon III, Mark (Alice) Hannon and Meghan (Jeremy) Stone. Her grandchildren were her heart and soul and while she was many things to many people, her light never shined brighter than when she became their Grandma Claus: Michael and Kevin Gullott, Beth, Katie, Emily, John and Lily Hannon, Madison, Brian, David and Tommy Hannon, Brandon and Lydia Stone along with one beloved great grandson Elijah Stone. She was the loving sister of John L. (Nancy) McGinley, Jr. and Brian (Alice) McGinley and beloved aunt and devoted friend to many.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on February 24 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church and family and friends will gather on February 23 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel. You are invited to visit the website www.leppertmortuary.com to share a memory or sign the guest book or arrangement for a contribution to Covenant House www.covenanthouse.org

Eileen was the mother of the following BCHS alumni:  John (Carroll) Hannon ’86, Mark (Alice) Hannon ’87 and Meghan Stone ’93; and grandmother of the following BCHS alumni and students: Madison Hannon ’14, Brian Hannon ’15 and David Hannon  ’18.

Chuck Marlowe, February 2016

Chuck Marlowe recently passed away at the age of 86. Chuck was the host of the Bob Knight Show and the longtime voice of Indiana Hoosiers basketball. The retired sportscaster is remembered for often having his hands full with Bob Knight during the show. A member of the Indiana Broadcast Pioneer Hall of Fame, Marlowe also spent time as a pit reporter for 41 years, covering the Indianapolis 500.
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Chuck is the father of BCHS alumni Ben Marlowe ’03 and David Marlowe ’06.

Dima Avila, Class of 2013

Dima Avila, class of 2013, passed away on February 6, 2016. The funeral will be held on Wed, Feb. 10 at noon at Flanner and Buchanan-Geist. <a href=”http://fbtributes.com/obituary?id=236374″>Most current information</a>

Dr. Myron Dill, January, 2016

Myron Ketcham Dill, MD, 90, of Indianapolis, died January 16, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 18, 1925 in Indianapolis to Maurice and Marjorie Ketcham Dill. He served in the U.S. Army during W.W. II in the South Pacific as a Tech Sargent, receiving the Bronze Star. He graduated from Butler University and IU Medical School and was a dedicated and compassionate Internal Medicine physician with St. Vincent Hospital and Metro Health. He was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Most importantly, he was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Myron is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years Edna Poole Simpson Dill, children Gregory S. (Sheryl) Dill, Jeffrey T. (Rebecca) Dill, Mary D. (Harvey) Garrison, Elizabeth A. (Jeffrey) Falcone, Myra T. Dill, Anthony N. (Melissa) Dill, Jenifer M. Dill, sister Carolyn Dapo, grandchildren Breelyn Finegan, Eric (Lauren) Dill, Andrew (Shelley) Dill, Nathan Dill, Laura (Joel) Denis, Kymberly Falcone, Jonathan Falcone, Jennifer Falcone, Vincent Falcone, Rachel Dill, Abigail Dill, Sara Dill, Mary Garrison and 10 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Audrey Zerr.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 4 – 8 p.m. at Feeney – Hornak Keystone Mortuary. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, January 22 at 10 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Memorials in Myron’s name may be made to Leukemia Foundation or American Heart Association . Condolences may also be offered at www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com

BCHS alumni in Dr. Dill’s family are daughter Jennifer Dill ’84 and grandson Andrew Dill ’01.

Louise Firsich, January, 2016

Louise Elias Firsich died on Sunday, January 10th at her daughter Laura Firsich Arnett’s home, in Indianapolis. She was 75 years old. Daughter of Asa George Elias and Marie (Joseph) Elias. Sister to Joseph Elias (Mary) of Buffalo NY. Wife of Louis George Firsich (deceased). Mother of Michael Louis Firsich, Karen Firsich Ruggles (Bryan), and Laura Firsich Arnett (Andy). Grandmother of 9.

Louise grew up in Buffalo NY. She graduated from Sacred Heart Academy. Louise left Buffalo to attend Marian University in Indianapolis, IN, the home town of her mother. She graduated with a degree in social sciences. She met her husband Louis at Marian. They were married on Saturday, September 29, 1962, at St Andrews Catholic Church in Buffalo, NY.

Louise started her career immediately after graduation from Marian working at Catholic Charities of Indianapolis. She then spent a number of years raising her three children, returning to her career after obtaining a Master’s degree in social work at Indiana University. Following graduation she worked at Gallahue Mental Health Services. In addition to her work at Gallahue, she taught in the Indiana University School of Social Work as an Adjunct Professor. In 1991 she started her private practice as a family and marriage counselor and continued that work up until her death.

Louise was nurtured in her Catholic faith through her grammar school, high school, and college education. She was very active in a number of church ministries throughout her adult life. She was instrumental in bringing Marriage Encounter to Indianapolis in the mid-1970’s. Most recently, the major focus of her church ministry has been in St. Louis De Montfort parish, where she did marriage preparation and coordinated Christ Renews His Parish (CHRP) weekends.

Louise’s other interests included quilting and knitting. However, her primary focus in life was her family. She dearly loved her grandchildren and spent much of her later years enjoying their company.

Visitation will be held at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 12010 Allisonville Road, Fishers, Indiana, on Thursday, January 14th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Louis De Montfort, 11441 Hague Road, Fishers, Indiana, on Friday, January 15th beginning with visitation from 9:00 – 10:00a.m. Funeral Mass will begin at 10:00a.m. Burial services will immediately follow at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, 9001 Haverstick Road, Indianapolis, Indiana. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Nicholas Fund of St. Louis De Montfort, 11441 Hague Road, Fishers, Indiana 46038. Condolences: www.randallroberts.com.

Louise is the mother of the following BCHS alumni: Michael ’83, Karen ’84 and Laura ’86.

Helen Juza, January, 2016

Helen E. “Casey” Juza, 71, of Avon, passed away January 6, 2015. She was born February 1, 1944 in Litchfield, MN the daughter of Austin and Beatrice Casey. She was an enrolled agent for the IRS and was a franchise owner of H&R Block. She was a member of Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and the Enrolled Agents Society.

She is survived by her husband, George Juza; children, Shannon (Bill) Pierson, Sean (Olga) Juza, Kevin (Kim) Juza, and Keely (Ian) Hegner; siblings, Jim, Ann, Dan, Marian, JoAnn, Theresa, Frances, Margaret, Tim, and Jean; 13 grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass will held at 11 a.m. Tuesday January 12, 2016 at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church with a memorial visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Conkle Funeral Home Avon Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Mary Queen of Peace-Danville IN or American Legion Post 145 Avon IN. Online condolences may be made to www.conklefuneralhome.com.
Helen is the mother of BCHS alumni: Kevin Juza ’90 and Keely (Juza) Hegner ’94.

David Blackwell January, 2016

David Michael Blackwell, 86, of Indianapolis, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2016. He was born November 9, 1929 to the late Francis and Marguerite (Maloney) Blackwell in Indianapolis. David was baptized and attended grade school at St. Joan of Arc and was a graduate of Cathedral High School, class of 1947. He was in insurance sales with Metropolitan Life (Met Life) for over 30 years. David was a member of the St. Pius X Council 3433, Knights of Columbus and a member of Christ the King Catholic Church where he served as an usher.

He is survived by his children, Julia Anne Gugliuzza (Anthony), David Brian Blackwell, Dr. David Michael Blackwell, II (Dr. Doug Ramsey) and Elizabeth Ann Blackwell; sisters, Patty Lawless (Don) and Margo Kirby; and grandchildren, Patrick Jones and Erin Jones. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Reatha Anne (Bledsoe) Blackwell, in 1962 and his second wife, Mary Helen (Bradley) Blackwell, in 2000.

Family and friends will gather on Thursday, January 14 from 9 to 11 a.m. in Christ the King Catholic Church, 1827 Kessler Blvd. E. Dr., where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will take place in the spring in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association . Arrangements and care are entrusted to Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services. To leave a condolence or order flowers please visit www.lauckfuneralhome.com
David was the father of BCHS alumna Julia Anne Gugliuzza ’74.

Averitte W. Corley, January, 2016

Averitte Wallace Corley, 88, of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away on January 3, 2016 of congestive heart failure. Born October 11, 1927 to the late Averitte H. Corley and Pauline Wallace. He was a WWII veteran of the US Marine Corps and Congressional Gold Medal recipient awarded in 2012 for his service as an original Montford Point Marine of which he is a Hall of Famer and member of the local Indianapolis Chapter 21 and American Legion Post #249. Averitte was a retired United States Post Office Security Officer. He was a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Gamma Rho chapter having pledged during his matriculation at Purdue University where he graduated with a BS degree in Agriculture. He earned a MS degree in Guidance and Counseling at Indiana University

He is preceded in death by his brother, Milton Baltimore, Jr. (Ruthann); and sister, Eleanor Frazier (Charles). He is survived by his wife, Dixie Ann (Johnson) Corley; daughters, Deborah Ann Corley and Paula Sue Corley; brother, Jerry C. Baltimore; sisters, Carole Rose (Jerome), Sheila Tignor (Clarence); and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial visitation will be Saturday, January 9, 2016 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Flanner and Buchanan- Washington Park North. Celebration of Life service will follow at 12 p.m. Please share an online memory or a condolence of Averitte at www.flannerbuchanan.com
Averitte was the father of the following BCHS alumni: Deborah Corley ’77 and Paula Corley ’81.

June Ann Pottratz, January, 2016

June Ann Pottratz, 78, of Carmel, passed to her eternal reward on January 5, 2016, surrounded by family members. She was born in New Albin, Iowa on June 14, 1937 the daughter of James and Doris (May) Spinner. She married F. Thomas Pottratz in New Albin, Iowa on December 27, 1956.

June was a homemaker and dedicated her life to caring for her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also spent countless hours volunteering for organizations promoting the respect for life from conception to natural death. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church and a Lady of the Holy Sepulcher. June enjoyed bowling, puzzles, and playing bridge.

Survivors include her husband, Tom, her six sons, Bryan (Becky) Pottratz of Silver City, NM; Bill (Kathy) Pottratz of Madison, AL; Scott (Theresa) Pottratz of Tybee Island, GA; John (Michele) Pottratz of Boulder, CO; David (Alison) Pottratz of Lake Jackson, TX; and Michael (Wendy) Pottratz of Carmel IN; two brothers, Tim Spinner of La Crosse, WI and Robert “Bob” Spinner of Topeka, KS. She is also survived by nineteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The visitation will be at Flanner and Buchanan – Carmel, 325 East Carmel Drive, on Thursday, December 7, 2016, where the family will receive family and friends from 3:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., with the Rosary being recited at 4:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 8, 2016 at 10:30 a.m., at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Women’s Care Center of Indianapolis or the Right to Life of Indianapolis. Online condolences and fond memories may be left at www.flannerbuchanan.com.
June was the mother of the following BCHS alumni: John ’82 and David ’84.

Mary Colleen Hennessey Guimont, Class of '71

Mary Colleen Hennessey Guimont, 62, of Indianapolis, passed away on December 17, 2015. Colleen had worked for St. Matthew and Washington Township Schools.

She is survived by her husband, Rick Guimont; children, Jon (Jenny) Guimont, Jennifer (Todd) Caddell, and Michael Guimont; siblings, Richard, Carole Carnes, John, and Kevin; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Maureen and brother Patrick.

BCHS alumni in her family are siblings: Richard (Buddy) Hennessey ’69; Carole (Hennessey) Carnes ’70 and John Hennessey ’77.

Aristotle 'Ari' Pappas, Class of 2010

Aristotle Christos “Ari” Pappas, 24, of Indianapolis, died suddenly on September 10, 2015. He was born March 28, 1991 in Indianapolis. Known by friends and family as Ari, he was the epitome of kindness, sweetness and sensitivity. When you were a friend of Ari’s, you were a friend for life.

While he loved people and never met a stranger, Ari’s opponents on the football field wore targets on their backs. He was a warrior and a fierce athlete. He excelled as a running back for the Bishop Chatard High School, and earned two State Title rings in his freshman and sophomore years. As an All City and All State recipient, Ari still holds many unbroken records at BCHS, a school known for great running backs. Playing football at BCHS is a Pappas family, time-honored tradition. Seven Pappas boys have dominated the field over the years including his father, Joe and brothers, Angelo and Nick. A student at Ivy Tech University, Ari was witty, funny and loving. He was a voracious reader, a movie buff and a lover of life. He was quite simply a joy to know and to love.

Ari was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Peggy Sue Pappas; and grandfathers, Ralph Beber and William Pappas. He is survived by his father, Joseph (Heather) Pappas of Westfield; brothers, Angelo Pappas, Nick (Casey) Pappas, and Kyle Pappas of Indianapolis; step-brothers, Nolan and Cameron Jaffe; grandmothers, Joyce Beber of Cicero and Eleanor Pappas of Indianapolis; special nieces, Bella, Teah, Sofia, Jalynn and Zoey; loving aunts; uncles; cousins; nieces; nephews; and many devoted friends.

Steve Foley, Class of 1976

Stephen Foley, a founding partner of Minneapolis-based law firm Foley &amp; Mansfield, died Saturday at the age of 55.

Foley died at home and surrounded by family after a long fight with cancer, his law firm said in a news release. He tried more than 50 jury trials, representing insurers and their customers in complex product liability cases, toxic chemical exposure lawsuits and commercial litigation. His firm listed a billion-dollar insurance coverage fight over silicone breast implants, multimillion-dollar fire cases and asbestos cases among his key victories.

He co-founded the law firm with Kyle Mansfield in 1989. He built the firm’s core Minneapolis practice and the toxic exposure lawsuit defense operations in California. Foley &amp; Mansfield now has offices in Chicago; Detroit; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Los Angeles; Miami; New York City; Oakland, St. Louis; and Seattle.

“Steve was a brilliant strategist, a daunting opponent, a strong role model to numerous young attorneys and a brilliant friend to all who had the privilege to know and work with him,” Mansfield said in a statement. “His keen wit, intelligence, drive and vision has been key to the development of our firm’s culture and continued success these past 25 years.”

Foley also was an avid golfer and cyclist and co-founded the Foley &amp; Mansfield Charitable Foundation.

He is survived by his wife, Lynn; children Lindsey, Kaitlyn and Dylan; brothers William, Michael and John; sister, Liz; and extended family.

In Steve’s family were these BCHS alumni: his brothers: John, ’66 and Michael, ’74 and his sister, Liz, ’78.

Grady Gilkey III, Class of 1984

Grady Gilkey III, 47, Indianapolis, died July 14, 2014. Services will be held at 1 p.m. July 19 in Tabernacle Presbyterian Church, with visitation from Noon. Additional visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. July 18 in Williams and Bluitt Funeral Home Peoples Chapel. Burial is at the Crown Hill Cemetery.

Karen K. O'Connor, Class of 1990

Karen Kathleen O’Connor, 42, died June 28, 2014. Services will be private. Arrangements: Indiana Funeral Care and Crematory .

Thomas Cross, Class of 1967

Thomas R. Cross, 65, of Indianapolis, departed this life July 8, 2014 in Indianapolis. He was born March 28, 1949 in Indianapolis to the late Warren W. and Helen Maxine (Daniels) Cross. Tom was a lifelong and dedicated member of Christ the King Catholic Church. Tom was a 1967 graduate of Bishop Chatard High School. He then attended IUPUI, earning his degree as a paralegal.

Tom worked over 30 years as a senior paralegal at Linder and Hollowell Law Firm. He formed the Indianapolis Paralegal Association and contributed research and articles to the Annual Surveys of Fidelity and Surety, published by the International Association of Insurance Law Council for a period in excess of ten years.

He was preceded in death by his brother, James P. Cross and sister, Lisa Harper. He is survived by his brothers, Warren W. “Bill” (Patricia) Cross and David E. (Charleen) Cross; ten nieces and nephews; six great-nieces and nephews and a host of dear cousins, friends and associates.

Tom’s brother, David, ’68 is also a BCHS graduate.

Mary Ann Rene, Class of 1967

Mary Ann Rene, 65, Indianapolis, passed away on June 3. She was a 1967 graduate of Bishop Chatard.

Colleen Nelson, Class of 1977

Colleen Marie Nelson, 55, of Indianapolis, passed away May 13, 2014. She was born November 1, 1958 to Harold and Carolyn Sullivan. Colleen was a lifelong active member of Christ the King Catholic Church, and was a 1977 graduate of Bishop Chatard High School. She married Bill Nelson on April 23, 1983. Colleen was loved deeply and is survived by many family members; husband, Bill Nelson; three children, Jennifer Riva (Rudy), Joe Nelson (Jackie Mastin) and Samm Nelson (Michael Glaser); grandchildren, Jeff and Nikki Riva; mother, Carolyn Sullivan; brothers, Tim (Jeanie), Tom (Sharon), Mike (Ann) and John Sullivan; sisters, Marianne Cappel (Paul), Suzanne Richards (Gary) and Pam Wickham (Paul); mother-in-law, Shirley Nelson; 14 nieces and nephews; and eight great-nieces and great-nephews. Colleen’s father, Harold Sullivan, preceded her in death. She will also be missed greatly by so many friends who loved her like family.

Colleen was the wife of BCHS Alum Bill Nelson, ’73 and the sister of the following BCHS alumni: Tim Sullivan ’72, Tom Sullivan ’72, Marianne (Sullivan) Cappel ’73, Mike Sullivan ’77, John Sullivan ’81 and Suzanne (Sullivan) Richards ’86.

Jason A. Hennegan, Class of 1996

Jason A. Hennegan, Age 35, of Indianapolis, IN, died on Sunday, February 2, 2014. He was born on June 23, 1978 in Evansville, IN to Michael A. Hennegan and Tami L. Sweet.

A 1996 graduate of Bishop Chatard, he attended Ball State and the University of Southern Indiana. He worked in restaurant management where he was loved by his co-workers and customers alike. His biggest passion was for mentoring children through sports. He loved all kinds of sports and coached little league baseball and football for 7 years.

He is survived by his mother, Tami Lynn DiBella-Sweet; grandmother, Schearlene Sebastian; aunts, Teri (Mark) Freels and Renee Davis; uncles, Frank Sebastian and Sean Davis; close family friends, Linda (Bill) Hampton, Tonya Jiles, Rachael and Tanner Bennett. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Bud Sebastian and Richard Sweet; great-grandmother, Ida Mae Ost.

Mark E. Martin Jr, Class of 1971

Mark E. Martin Jr., 60, of Indianapolis, IN, died on January 25, 2014. He was born on May 5, 1953 to the late Mark and Mary Vincentia (Connor) Martin.

He was a 1971 graduate of Bishop Chatard High School. He was an avid sports fan and loved watching the Colts and Pacers. He enjoyed spending time with family and is survived by his siblings, Mary Ellen Martin, Jim (Peg) Martin and Sally (Bruce) Hale, his nieces and nephews are Katie (Mike) Dillon, Courtney Martin and Tucker Hale and great-nephew, James Dillon. He will be missed by many friends.

Mark’s sister, Sally (Martin) Hale is a BCHS aluma, Class of 1976.

Melissa Morris, Class of 1998

Melissa Irene Morris, peacefully passed on Thursday, December 12th. She was preceded in passing by her father, Rick Morris and her grandparents from both her mother and father’s side, Robert and Irene Schaffer and Mickie and Marion Morris, respectively.

Melissa was an Indianapolis resident, graduated from Bishop Chatard High School, Purdue University as well as University of Indianapolis for her Master’s Degree. She had an enormous smile that lit up any room and could correct the spelling of those from Webster’s.

Melissa was beautiful and intelligent and her wit was unmatched. More than anything she LOVED being an Aunt to her brother and sister’s children. If you are a friend or a member of Melissa’s family, there is not a doubt in your mind about the love she had for you. She will be sorely missed by all of us.

Melissa is survived by her loving mother, Rebeka Franklin (step-father, Danny Franklin); her siblings, Nicole and Christopher Morris; her niece, Rebeka Woodley and her nephews, Charlie and Sam Morris.

 

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