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 Kelly Stuhldreher at kstuhldreher@bishopchatard.org.

William Ansty - February 2020

William Ansty JR. age 90 of Carmel, IN (formerly of Indianapolis, IN and Bonita Springs, FL) died February 25, 2020. He was born June 8, 1929 in Springfield, MA to William T. Ansty Sr. and Alice Meagher Ansty. Bill graduated from Springfield Classical High School. His baccalaureate degree was conferred by Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and he attained an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Bill voluntarily interrupted his studies at Georgetown to enlist in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and reached the rank of 1st Lieutenant before returning to Georgetown to complete his undergraduate education.

Following graduate school Bill was recruited by Cummins Engine Co. and fast tracked to a number of management positions. After pursuing employment opportunities with several other manufacturing companies, he found his true calling in the field of higher education. Bill’s teaching career in the Purdue University School of Engineering and Technology at the Indianapolis campus (IUPUI) spanned 27 years. Drawing upon his previous years of working in the private sector, Professor Ansty became a recognized expert in management and labor relations. Bill was the recipient of the 1986 AMOCO Foundation Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award and the 1993 Frank E. Burley Distinguished Professorship Award. He retired in 1994 with Emeritus faculty rank.

Bill was preceded in death by his first wife of 25 years, Janice Birchler Ansty, sister, Jean Ansty Smith and brother, Edward C. Ansty.

Survivors include Bill’s second wife of 36 years, Jane Ryker Ansty, four adult children from his first marriage, Jane Ansty Grosvenor, William T. Ansty III, Elizabeth Ansty Sullivan, and John C. Ansty. Bill also leaves two surviving brothers, John D. Ansty of West Newton, MA, and Robert J. Ansty of Largo, FL, as well as 13 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bill and his second wife Jane moved to Bonita Springs, FL in 1994, fulfilling his childhood dream to live in the tropics. Ten years later they moved back to Indianapolis to spend more time with family. Thereafter, Bill and Jane returned to Florida during winter escapes to Bonita Springs for many years.

Visitation will take place on Wednesday, March 4 from 10:00 am to noon at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 7200 Sarto Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46240, immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial. A private interment will be scheduled at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, St. Pius X Catholic Church or any other charity of your choice. Online condolences can also be offered at www.FlannerBuchanan.com

William was the father of BCHS alumni Beth, Class of ’78.

Rita Allspaw - February 2020

Rita Kathleen Allspaw, Fishers, age 83, passed away peacefully February, 2020, at her home with family by her side. Rita was born March 31, 1936 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey to Rose and Andrew Tarpey. Rita was the youngest in her family, with two brothers and two sisters. Rita was a devoted member of the St. Lawrence community, volunteering regularly at the school while all six children were students, doing everything from recess duty to helping in the cafeteria. She continued to support the church through multiple ministries for the rest of her life and was a fixture at Friday Adoration and Sunday service with her husband Carl. Rita will always be remembered as a wonderful mother and grandmother. She was incredibly nurturing and loving, with the rare ability to always know how to solve a problem, and find the silver lining in any situation, always drawing on her deep faith to provide perspective and hope. Everyone just felt better after talking with Rita.

Rita is survived by six children; Christine Jackson (Stan), Kathleen, Carl (Brenda), Steven, David (Bethany) and Daniel (Katie) and ten grandchildren; Cassie Gavioli (Wayne), David, Emily, Andrew, Julianne, Brian, Chloe, Benjamin, Adam and Samuel.

Rita’s husband of 62 years passed away in December 2019. Carl and Rita were blessed with a full life and a very active retirement with plenty of travel and time spent with family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Autism Society of Indiana, an organization very dear to Rita (autismsocietyofindiana.org).
Rita was the mother of the following BCHS alumni: Christine’77, Kathleen’78, Carl’79, Steven’83, and David’85.

Dave Alexander - February 2020

Former BCHS teacher, basketball coach and baseball coach, Dave Alexander, passed away on Feb. 25 at the age of 79. Dave was also a longtime Purdue baseball coach, alumnus and athletics department administrator. Dave was a dynamic presence during his 13 years (1964-1977) as a coach and teacher at BCHS, inspiring and challenging many students and student athletes to achieve beyond what they believed possible. He was also very generous to Bishop Chatard supporting tuition assistance for students in need and playing a large role in the construction of the state of the art multi-purpose/baseball field named in his honor.
Read ‘Purdue Mourns the Passing of Dave Alexander’ at purduesports.com
Visitation is Tuesday, March 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Soller-Baker Funeral Home in Lafayette. Funeral mass is Wednesday, March 4 at 2 p.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Lafayette.

Rita Allspaw - February 2020

Rita Kathleen Allspaw, Fishers, age 83, passed away peacefully Friday afternoon at her home with family by her side. Rita was born March 31, 1936 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey to Rose and Andrew Tarpey. Rita was the youngest in her family, with two brothers and two sisters.

Rita was a devoted member of the St. Lawrence community, volunteering regularly at the school while all six children were students, doing everything from recess duty to helping in the cafeteria. She continued to support the church through multiple ministries for the rest of her life and was a fixture at Friday Adoration and Sunday service with her husband Carl. Rita will always be remembered as a wonderful mother and grandmother. She was incredibly nurturing and loving, with the rare ability to always know how to solve a problem, and find the silver lining in any situation, always drawing on her deep faith to provide perspective and hope. Everyone just felt better after talking with Rita.

Rita is survived by six children; Christine Jackson (Stan), Kathleen, Carl (Brenda), Steven, David (Bethany) and Daniel (Katie) and ten grandchildren; Cassie Gavioli (Wayne), David, Emily, Andrew, Julianne, Brian, Chloe, Benjamin, Adam and Samuel.

Rita’s husband of 62 years passed away in December 2019. Carl and Rita were blessed with a full life and a very active retirement with plenty of travel and time spent with family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11am on Friday, February 28, 2020 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 4650 N. Shadeland Avenue, with visitation starting at 9:30am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Autism Society of Indiana, an organization very dear to Rita (autismsocietyofindiana.org).

Rita is the mother of the following BCHS alumni: Christine’77, Kathleen’78, Carl’79, Steven’83, and David’85.

Shellie Redelman - February 2020

Shellie R. Redelmam, 54, of Indianapolis, passed away February 17, 2020.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 5-8 PM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 5692 Central Ave., Indianapolis Indiana. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 11:30 AM also at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

Leppert Mortuary – Nora Chapel is assisting with arrangements.
Shellie is the wife of Derek, and mother of Katelyn, ’17 and current BCHS students: Hayden, ’20 and Grace ’23.

Catherine Hurrle - February 2020

Catherine Long Hurrle, age 93 of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully at home, February 11, 2020. She graduated from St. Joan of Arc Grade school in 1940, St. Agnes High School in 1944. Catherine attended Marion University & then attended St. Vincent’s School of Nursing, graduating in 1948.

Catherine worked at St. Vincent’s for 35 years, retiring in 1992. She was a member of St. Vincent’s Hospital Guild and St. Augustine Guild. She volunteered at St. Augustine’s Home for the Aged, St. Thomas Food Pantry and Christ the King Catholic Church, where she was a member for more than 65 years. When she was able, she loved going to daily Mass there.

She was proud of her Irish Heritage and never missed the Downtown St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Her hobbies were gardening, traveling, reading, needlework and spending time with her family and friends. One of her favorite hobbies was her daily 5 o’clock cocktail with her best friend Patty Cronin.

Catherine was preceeded in death by her husband, Raymond Paul Hurrle, who passed away in 1969; her parents, Marguerite Misner Long and Frank Long; her brother, Robert Long; and her sister, Mary Long Dinklage. She is survived by her 6 children: Christine (Donn) Scotten, Beth (Jim) Mahin, Bob (Janice) Hurrle, Jane (Tom) Panyard, Suzanne (John) Engle, Barbara (Mike) Weimer. Catherine had 21 grandchildren & 33 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Monday, February 17 from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5884 Crittenden Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220. Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow at 11:00 AM. Burial is at Calvary Cemetery following the Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to St. Vincent School of Nursing Alumni, Inc. or to Christ the King Catholic Church.

Catherine was the mother of the following BCHS alumni: Christine ’68, Beth ’70, Bob ’71, Jane ’73, Suzanne ’75 and Barb ’79 and grandmother to many others.

Dolores Yeadon - January 2020

Dolores T. Yeadon, 91, of Indianapolis, passed away January 24, 2020. She was born May 26, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois, to the late Earl W. and Mary Agnes (Burns) Blanchard.
A devoted member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church for over 55 years, Dolores was active in church renewals, with a passion for the Cursillo Movement. Seeking to deepen her faith, she became an oblate for the Sisters of St. Benedict. She was especially talented in sewing and needlepoint, and she baked the finest cinnamon bread and dinner rolls in the Midwest. She loved with a servant heart and was loved immensely in return.

Dolores is survived by her 15 children, Bill (Colleen) Yeadon, Mike (Yvonne) Yeadon, Carol (Ron) McGuire, Mark (Teri) Yeadon, Mary Therese (Kevin) Jardina, Patty Yeadon, Nancy Yeadon, Sister Kathleen Yeadon, OSB, Tim (Beth) Yeadon, Mary Frances Yeadon, John (Tracy) Yeadon, Margaret (Joe) Schneider, Suzanne (James Ingram) Yeadon, Jennifer (Larry) Winters, and Joe (Wendy Morris) Yeadon. Also surviving are her 47 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, and one sister, Barbara Doran Dunbar.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William Yeadon, in 1993, after 45 years of marriage. Also preceded in death by her sister Arlene Rogel, brother Earl “Bud” W. Blanchard Jr., brother-in-law Raymond Doran, and great-grandson Jonathan David McMasters.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 2, 2020, from 2-6 p.m. at Leppert Mortuary – Nora Chapel, 740 E. 86th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, February 3, 2020, at 10 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 4217 Central Ave., Indianapolis, Indiana. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Dolores may be made to St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church and School or Society of St. Vincent DePaul, 3001 E. 30th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.

John Leemhuis - January 2020

John S. Leemhuis (64) died peacefully in his home on Sunday, January 12, surrounded by his family. John was born June 2, 1955, in Indianapolis to Jack and Rosie Leemhuis. He is survived by his wife Bet, sons Jack (Melissa), Frank, and Tim, brother Tom (Mary Elizabeth), sister Mary (Kevin), and many nieces and nephews.

A graduate of The Latin School of Indianapolis and Marion College, John remained in Indianapolis his whole life, working for Ernst & Young as a CPA before joining the Indiana Sports Corp. John then started his own accounting firm, Leemhuis Group, later merging and forming Petrow, Kane, & Leemhuis.

John passionately served in many Indianapolis organizations over the years, including the Catholic Business Exchange, St. Pius X School Board and Athletic Committee, the Catholic Youth Organization, Allisonville Youth Baseball & Softball Board and Challenger Division, Penrod Society, Catholic Cemeteries Association, and a number of professional accounting groups. Later in life, John found a passion for teaching, serving as an adjunct professor of accounting at Marian University.

John was loved by all, but no one gave him more happiness than his family. Some of John’s favorite things to do included attending and coaching his sons’ many sporting events, Notre Dame football, and spending time with Bet in their second home on St. Simons Island, Georgia. In addition to his love for his Indiana family, John embraced his wife’s southern roots through frequent visits with her family in Virginia. John never met a stranger, and everyone he interacted with was touched by his love.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2020, from 2PM to 5PM and on Monday, January 20, 2020 from 10AM to 11AM at St. Pius X Catholic Church, with a Catholic funeral mass immediately following at 11AM.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in John’s name to the IU Health Foundation Lung Transplant Program, located at 1633 N. Capitol Ave, Suite 1200, Indianapolis, IN 46202, from which John received the gift of a lung transplant in June of 2016.

John is the father of BCHS alumni Tim Leemhuis, Class of 2014.

Jill Ranft - December 2019

Jill Ann Ranft, 79, of Indianapolis, passed away December 22, 2019. Jill was born in Seymour, Indiana the daughter of the late Harold and Eileen (Pferrer) Holmes. She worked in the Cafeteria at Bishop Chatard High School for over 30 years and at Our Lady of Fatima for several years. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 56 years, Harry Ranft, and a grandson, Elijah Ranft.

Jill is survived by her children; Tami Howard, Matthew (Diane) Ranft, Michael Ranft, Lynn Ranft, T.j. Ranft and Derek Ranft; grandchildren, Austin and Tyler Howard (Lesley), Michaela (Andy), Caroline and Kathryn Ranft; Quinn Johnson, Chandler Sims and Annelise Sims and great-grandchild, Kamdyn Howard; brothers, Ronald and Jack Holmes.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Friday, December 27, 2019 at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary, 2126 E. 71st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46220. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 28 at 11:00 am at Christ The King Catholic Church, 5884 Crittenden Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46220.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bishop Chatard High School or Christ The King Catholic Church.

Anna Marie (Proctor) House - Class of 1969

Anna Marie (Proctor) House, of Indianapolis, 68, passed on December 21, 2019. She was born on May 9, 1951 to Paul R. and Rosemary A Taylor Proctor. She worked for Easterseals Crossroad Rehabilitation for 30 years. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Anna Marie is survived by her daughters Cathleen Rose (Ronald) Siders, Christine Ann (Shane) Gordon, sister Joan Kimbley, brothers Mark, Jack, and Donn Proctor, grandchildren Robert (Amanda), Caleb (Jenna) Hannah Marie Siders, Dalton Gordon, great grandchildren Alayna, Jeremiah and Kyah Siders. She is preceded in death by her husband Danny House, brother Joseph Proctor. Visitation will be Thursday, December 26 from 4 – 8 pm at Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, December 27 at 10 am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Anna Marie will be remembered for never forgetting a birthday or anniversary and for her love of family and friends. Memorials in Anna Marie’s name may be made to Easterseals Crossroad Rehabilitation. Tributes may be made at www.feeneyhornakshadeland.com.

Anna Marie was also the sister of BCHS graduate Joan Proctor Kimbley, ’71.

Carl Allspaw - December 2019

Carl was born on May 12, 1935 and died peacefully Tuesday morning December 10, 2019 at the Bickford Senior Living Center of Carmel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11am on Monday, December 16, 2019 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 4650 N. Shadeland Avenue, with visitation starting at 10am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Autism Society of Indiana, an organization very dear to his heart (autismsocietyofindiana.org).

Carl was the father of the following BCHS Alumni: Christine ’77, Kathleen ’78, Carl ’79 and Steven ’83.

Barbara Jean (May) Young - Class of 1967

Barbara Jean (May) Young of Carmel, passed away peacefully on November 9, 2019, at the age of 70. Barbara was born in Indianapolis on September 29, 1949 to the late James Quinn and Freida Jean (Roarty) Cunningham. Barbara was a graduate of Chatard High School and Indiana Business College. She was successful in her career at Xerox Corporation, IKON, and Republic Airways.

Barbara is survived by her son Steve May, her grandchildren Quentin May and Mya May, her sisters Kathleen Cunningham Dupont, Cynthia (George) Kirles, Nancy (David) Famulari, and her many nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. Barbara was predeceased by her son Jeffrey May and her husband Wayne Young.

Barbara was loved and will be greatly missed, and her memory will be cherished by all who knew her. The calling and memorial service will be held on Saturday November 16th beginning at 1:00PM at Leppert Mortuary 740 E. 86th., Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240 In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The American Cancer Society.

Deborah Ann (Getz) Gerbers - Class of 1967

Deborah Ann (Getz) Gerbers, 70, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, surrounded by her family. Born July 8, 1949, in Richmond, Va., Debbie was the daughter of Carl and Patricia (Ely) Getz, who survive. She attended school in Indianapolis, Indiana and was a 1967 graduate of Bishop Chatard High School. She went to college at Franklin College in Indiana, where she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority and met the love of her life, Keith. Keith and Debbie were married in June of 1970 and have remained faithfully together for 49 years. She graduated from Ivy Tech school of nursing in 1985 and went to work in a pediatric office for a decade before moving to a neurology office and then finished her career in the Alzheimer’s unit of a nursing home. She spent her life in care of others and was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, aunt, cousin, friend and nurse. She was a faithful servant of God her whole life and was a lifelong member of the Catholic church. In her retirement years she and Keith enjoyed spending winters in Florida. She is also survived by her husband, Keith; children, Kevin (Deb), Tricia (Scott Norberg) and Brian (Jennica). Debbie was passionate about her family and in particular her seven grandchildren, Allison (19), Grant (16), and Kellen (8) Gerbers, Nicholas (9) and Andrew (8) Norberg, and Virginia (7) and Jude (4) Gerbers. Mass of Christian Burial is 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at St. Jude Catholic Church, 2130 Pemberton Drive, Fort Wayne, with visitation two hours prior. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Debbie’s memory may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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.

Brian Huffine - Class of 1982

Brian Huffine, was born on July 22, 1964 and passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2019.

Brian was a resident of Indiana at the time of passing.

Brian was a 1982 graduate of Bishop Chatard High School.

Visitation was Wednesday, July 31, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Fishers-Castleton Chapel, 9900 Allisonville Rd. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1827 Kessler Blvd., Indianapolis. JUL 31. 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM (EDT) Shirley Brothers Fishers-Castleton Chapel 9900 N. Allisonville Road Indianapolis, IN, 46038 Mass of Christian Burial AUG 1. 11:00 AM (EDT) Christ the King Catholic Church 1827 Kessler Boulevard East Drive Indianapolis, IN, 46220 Mass of Christian Burial begins.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Huffine Scholarship Fund, in care of Brian Huffine, at 8651 Castle Park Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46256.

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.

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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.

Carolyn (Dickmeyer) Reutter, Class of 2004

Carolyn Michele (Dickmeyer) Reutter, age 33, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away Friday, April 19, 2019. Carolyn was born November 17, 1985 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Steve and Mary Ellen Dickmeyer. She attended St. Pius X Catholic School. She graduated from Bishop Chatard High School in 2004. After high school she went to Purdue University where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree. She also obtained her Master’s Degree from Ball State University. She met the love of her life, Lance Reutter, on St. Patrick’s Day in 2011. Carolyn and Lance got married on July 27, 2013 and had two daughters, Kate and Anna.

Carolyn was an ABA Therapist for autistic children. She was a member of St. Joan of Arc Parish. She loved decorating her home and spending time with her family, especially her daughters. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Carolyn is survived by her loving husband, Lance Reutter; daughters, Kate and Anna Reutter; parents, Steve and Mary Ellen Dickmeyer; sisters, Katie (Tim) Healy, Teresa (Peter) Leenhouts and Barbara (Chris Schenck) Dickmeyer; nieces and nephews, Norah Healy, Liam Healy, Fiona Healy, Charlie Leenhouts and James Leenhouts. parents-in-law Glenn and Marlene Reutter; sister-in-law, Lindsey Lareau; and brother-in-law, Landon (Megan) Reutter. Carolyn was preceded in death by her grandparents, Arthur and Barbara Helms and Russell and Mary Margaret Dickmeyer.

In lieu of flowers, the family has opened an account at Chase for the education and welfare of Kate and Anna. Funds may be sent via www.zellepay.com to kate.anna.reutter@gmail.com or by check payable to Kate and Anna Reutter and mailed to Lance Reutter, 6013 Camelback Ct., Indianapolis, IN 46250.

Carolyn was the sister of the following BCHS alumni: Katie ’99, Teresa ’02 and Barbara ’13.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Scott Cook, Class of 1998

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.

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>

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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