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 email@example.com.
She was preceded in death by her beloved Don in 2017 after almost 43 years of marriage. She is survived by her children, Sharon, Mark, Kurt, Tim (Ginny), Lori (Gordon Stanley), Pete (Laurie), Tony (Sara), Kevin, Mindy, Michael (Cristy), Jennifer and nephew Bill Tobin plus many bonus children who embraced her as a Mother. She is also survived by brothers Steve (Kim) and Ames Powell. Toni’s 19 grandchildren brought her continuous joy and will carry on their Meemie’s laughter, stories and songs.
A family mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Pius X of Indianapolis. You are invited to visit the website www.leppertmortuary.com where you may share a personal memory or arrange a memorial contribution to Holy Family Shelter (Indianapolis), IndyHumane or St. Stephen’s Community House (Columbus, Ohio). To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit the Sympathy Store.
Toni was the mother of the following BCHS alumni: Sharon Stuhldreher ’77, Mark Stuhldreher ’78, Kurt Stuhldreher ’79, Pete Stuhldreher ’83, Tony Greene ’83, Lori (Greene) Stanley ’81 and grandmother to Chris Winship ’04, Claire Winship ’07, Colleen Winship ’09, Christine Greene ’12.
Brad was a lifelong Hoosier, attending IPS 84, Broad Ripple High School (Go Rockets!), DePauw and Indiana Universities.
Bruce (Trish) and Brian (Carla) Smith remember Brad as a funny and cool older brother who shared his love of racing and music with them. His mother, Mabel Smith, believes that Brad “got it done.” His daughters will remember him as a father who instilled empathy, humor, loyalty, and love of life. Grandchildren Erin Grace, Michael Bradley and Samuel Kenneth Fredrickson will remember their “Poppi” loved them dearly and was their absolute biggest fan. He enjoyed every moment with “his buddies.” As a friend, Brad was a friend for life. His extended family has memories from many themed parties, which included Brad as “Carnac the Magnificent” and host of “Club Smitty” for his 26 nieces and nephews. Patty will remember her husband “Smitty” providing spoken and unspoken love and trust throughout their 40 years of marriage.
Brad is leaving a legacy of his love of music through his guitar playing, singing, and songwriting. He will also be remembered through the houses he built and remodeled alongside his father, Gregory Lee Smith (deceased), during their 35 years working together at Greg Smith Associates. One client shared, “my family will always cherish this home that we have that has so much of Brad in it.”
Brad had a smile that lit up a room. He had a way of making anyone he encountered, whether meeting for the first time or a lifelong friend, feel that they were loved and valued. The connections he made with people was clear given the vast amount of cards, gifts and well wishes he and Patty received this past year.
A private funeral for the family will take place on Saturday, July 25th at 11 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church. You can visit Leppert Mortuary to view funeral mass program, photos and share memories.
A celebration of life will be celebrated in the spring when restrictions have been lifted. If you would like to be added to the list and be included in information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, mailing address, email address and phone number.
Donations can be made to the St. Pius X for the Brad Smith Arts Fund. Please make checks payable to St. Pius X and write “Brad Smith Arts Fund” in the memo line. Donations can be mailed to 6701 N. Oakland Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46220.
Brad was the father of the following BCHS alumni: Meredith (smith) ’00 Fredrickson, Ellie Smith ’08, Franny Smith ’03.
Dina was the mother of the following BCHS alumni: Arlene ’89, Anita ’86 and Diane ’95
Carl was born in Fort Wayne on March 13, 1921. He was the third child of Carl J. Getz Sr. and Irene Comparet. He moved with his family to Indianapolis in 1936, at age 15.
Carl graduated from Shortridge High School in 1940 and later attended Butler University, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. During World War II, Carl put his college education on hold to serve in the U.S. Navy. While in the Navy, he spent two years in Europe and a third year in the United States. After serving in the Navy, he returned to Butler to finish his senior year of college.
Carl married Patricia Ely on Feb. 7, 1948. Carl and Patricia enjoyed a loving marriage and a close parenting partnership for 71 years.
Carl was employed by Burroughs Corp. (now known as Unisys) for 34 years, before his retirement in 1983. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Indianapolis and the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion in Carmel, Indiana.
Carl was an avid sailor who spent his childhood summers at his family’s cottage on Clear Lake, in northern Indiana. He was proud of the fact that he taught all seven of his children sailing and other water sports. He took similar pride in the fact that his children collectively completed 32 years of college education.
Carl is survived by two daughters, Kathryn P. Howard of Tucson, Arizona, and Jeanne M. Loughery (Mark) of Indianapolis; four sons, Thomas J. Getz (Lucy) of Charlotte, North Carolina, Robert E. Getz of Red Feather Lakes, Colorado, Carl J. Getz III (Laura) of Chicago, and William A. Getz (Shirley) of Indianapolis; his son in law Keith Gerbers of Fort Wayne; 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; and his sister in law, Katie Ely Obrien.
Carl was preceded in death by wife, Patricia, who died in December 2019; their oldest child, Deborah A. Gerbers of Fort Wayne, who passed away in October 2019; his siblings Thomas A. Getz, who passed away in 2012, and Geraldine Getz Ward, who passed away in 2003; and his brother in law John W. Ely, who passed away in 2015.
A funeral Mass for Carl was held on Tuesday, July 14, at Christ the King Catholic Church. Following the Mass, Carl’s family laid him to rest next to his beloved Patricia at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in Indianapolis.
Carl’s children thank all of the dedicated nurses and other staff members at the Copper Trace assisted living center in Westfield — including Lindsay, Heather, Tonya, Aiyana, Candace, Shelli and their colleagues — for their excellent and compassionate care of Carl and Patricia in the last years of their lives.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Clear Lake Township Land Conservancy, 111 Gecowets Drive, Fremont, IN 46737.
Carl was the father of the following BCHS alumni: Deborah A. Gerbers ‘67 deceased, Thomas J. Getz ’69, Kathryn P. Howard ’71, Robert E. Getz ’73, Jeanne M. Loughery ’75, Carl J. Getz III ‘78
Ed and Valerie Miller were married at St. Joan of Arc In 1964. They volunteered at St. Lawrence and Bishop Chatard for the 27 years that their children were there. Ed served on the Boards of East Deanery Education, Catholic Social Services, Archdiocesan Social Ministries, and the Chatard Board of Regents. He was also named a distinguished alumnus of Little Flower School.
Ed truly cared about people. When many jobs had been lost in Indiana, he and Val went to Mexico with Witness for Peace, and learned that NAFTA had been even worse for workers there. They joined WFP delegations to Nicaragua and Colombia to learn why families are forced to leave their homes. Ed served on the National Board of WFP for six years. He and Val visited the Tamarindo Community in El Salvador and the Maryknoll Sisters in Bolivia. They helped start Indy’s Pax Christi, the international peace movement that began after WW II.
Ed was devoted to the CYO, which was started here by Bishop Ritter, Ed’s father and many others. He was President of the CYO Board for two terms and, like his father and son Jack, was given the St. John Bosco Medal. His son Bill is named for CYO greats Bill Kuntz, Bill Sahm and Bill Sylvester. At age 59 at the urging of his kids, Ed ran the first of his 15 full and 27 half marathons! Running led to so much fun for the “Big Filly Fam”.
Ed’s greatest love was for his close, supportive family who all live nearby: Dan and Amy (Eck), Jack and Beth (Johnson), Sheila Mays, Diane (Bob) Schultz, Brian and Christy (Leighton), Drew, and Bill. His 17 grandchildren are: Kyle and Gracemarie (Mike), Christy (Andrew) Desmarais, Emma, Max, Lily and Zach, Erin, Annie, Brynn and Shain Mays, Nick, Valerie and Owen Schultz, Joe, Sarah and Andrew, and little great-grandchildren Evelyn, Ben, Jack, and Jacob. He is survived by Val, his sisters Marianne (Sam) Rhinesmith and Jeanmarie (Hugh) McGowan, the Miller family, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Ed was preceded in death by his parents and his grandson, Ben Fillenwarth.
A Mass will be held on the west lawn of Bishop Chatard High School on Thursday, July 9 at 9:30 am. Please bring a chair, wear masks and respect social distancing. You may park at Christ the King Church or Bishop Chatard. Burial will be at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery. A live stream of the Mass can be viewed on the Feeney-Hornak Keystone Facebook page.
Donations in Ed’s memory may be made to the Catholic Youth Organization, 580 E. Stevens St., 46203.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com for the Fillenwarth family.
Ed was the father of the following BCHS alumni: Dan ’83 (wife Amy Eck ’84), Jack ’84, Sheila ’86, Diane ’87, Brian ’90, Drew ’98 and grandfather of the following BCHS alumni: Christy ’08, Kyle ’03, Emma ’13, Max ’15, Lily ’17, Nick Schultz ’13, Valerie Schultz ’16.
He grew up in Indianapolis, attending St. Joan of Arc grade school and Cathedral High School, Class of 1947. He was proud of the four-year perfect attendance medal he received at his high school graduation. He received his undergraduate degree at Butler University (Phi Beta Kappa) and graduated from the IU School of Law in 1955. He graduated law school with a Doctor of Jurisprudence with high honors. He spent the next two years serving his country in Japan as part of the US Army.
Dad had met the love, of his life, Joyce M. Abrams, in 1952 and they were married in November 1957 upon his return from the service and Japan. They had over 53 years of marriage, a beautiful example of the sacrament to all who knew them. They were married in Cincinnati but made their home in Indianapolis, where Dad started out with the law firm of Kunz and Kunz. He stayed with Kunz and Kunz for nearly 40 years, then going out on his own with Beckerich and Zubek; he was semi-retired the last several years, but still working hard almost to the end.
He was a kind and generous man. He truly always found the good in people and was well loved by many. Next to his deep faith, his family was everything to him. It was important to him to be there for his kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. He made time to attend birthdays, sporting events, concerts, and anything else going on in our lives. He was a devout Catholic and rarely missed daily Mass until the last several years. He would often be found in his easy chair saying his morning or evening prayers and a rosary was never far from his hand.
Don was involved in many organizations relating to the legal profession and to the Roman Catholic Church. He was very active in Immaculate Heart of Mary parish and became a part of St. Luke parish in his later years. He was a member of the Secular Franciscans, a long-time member of the Serra Club, he belonged to Rivi and The Knights of Columbus. He was a member of Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity and served on the National Board in the 90’s. He was a member of the St. Thomas More Society of Central Indiana. Dad also was a life-long tennis player, playing over 40 years with a group of friends, The Indiana Lovers. He was a Eucharist Minister at IHM for many years and volunteered as a Communion Minister at Methodist Hospital for several year.
His love of the Christmas season was known by all and passed on to his family. His giant trees (or giant bushes) were infamous!
Don’s beloved wife, Joyce, preceded him in 2011. His sister, Mary Ann Pluckebaum and brother-in-law Phil Martin survive. He is survived by his daughters Karen (Charles) Feeney, Mary Ann (Ken) Froemming and Nancy Beckerich (Terry Hickey). His grandchildren, who will miss him dearly are Don (Annie), Charles (Michele), Bridget (fiancé Jason Williams) and Mary Grace Feeney, Alexandria, Charles A, Lilly and Lila Joyce Perry, Daniel, Kara and Jason Froemming. Great-grandkids Jacob, Margaret and Catherine will miss their Great-Grampa. There are many nephews, nieces, greats and great greats who also survive Uncle Don.
There will be a calling Monday, June 29th, at Leppert Mortuary in Nora Chapel, 740 East 86th Street in Indianapolis from 4 to 8 pm. Face masks are required and social distancing exercised. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday morning, 10 AM June 30th, at St. Luke Catholic Church, 7575 Holliday Drive East, Indianapolis. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. Masks are required at all services.
You are invited to visit www.leppertmortuary.com where you can live screen the Mass and to share a personal memory of Don and please consider The Donald L. and Joyce M. Abrams ’51 Beckerich Endowed Scholarship at Marian University, St. Augustine Home for the Aged, The Serra Club, St. Meinrad Seminary, or St. Mary of the Woods College, all of these were near and dear to Don’s heart.
Don is the father of Karen Feeney, who works in the tuition office BCHS and father-in-law of her husband, Charles ‘76. Their children are Don’03, Charles ‘06, Bridget ‘09 and Mary Grace, ’13.
Franklin was just short of celebrating his 40th year working with Radiology of Indiana as an Interventional Radiologist, never missing a day of work. He was also a member of St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Westfield.
Visitation will be held on Friday, June 5, 2020 from 4-8 PM at Leppert Mortuary – Carmel Chapel, 900 N. Rangeline Road, Carmel, Indiana. (Due to gathering restrictions, we will be allowing only 50 guests in the building at one time). Eulogies will begin at 10:45 AM with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 6, 2020, all at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 17102 Spring Mill Rd., Westfield, Indiana 46074. (Face masks will be required for both the visitation and Funeral Mass).
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the following: www.gofundme.com/f/1zuuxkisqo , to go toward his youngest daughter’s education fund. To share a memory, please visit www.leppertmortuary.com.
Franklin was the father of the following BCHS alumni: Brittany ’02, Claire, Sean, Valerie — all Class of 2003.
Bob’s hobby was spending time with family and friends. He really enjoyed being with others and was a long-time member of the Indianapolis Athletic Club. He promoted vocations to the priesthood through his membership in the Serra Club and served as past president. He enjoyed all things Notre Dame & Cathedral and if he wasn’t watching or attending a Notre Dame football game, he was thinking about their next game or season.
Bob is pre-deceased by wife Anne and parents Robert L. Kessing Sr. and Ruth Kessing. He is survived by his sons Robert L. Kessing III (Sara) and Joseph M. Kessing (Cyndi), grandchildren Robert L. Kessing IV (Anne), Lauren O’Connell (Ryan), Natalie Kessing, Greg Kessing and great grandchild Jay Thomas O’Connell.
Burial service is private and there will be a mass of celebration at a later date. The family wishes to thank the entire staff of American Village for their care and compassion and Paradigm Health for the great hospice care and support over the past few weeks.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 5692 Central Ave., Indianapolis, Indiana 46220. Leppert Mortuary – Nora Chapel assisting with arrangements. To share a memory, please visit www.leppertmortuary.com.
Bob was the father of the following BCHS Alumni: Robert L Kessing III ’76 and Joseph Kessing ’78 and grandfather of BCHS alumni Robert L Kessing IV ’06 and Lauren (Kessing) O’Connell ’09.
She graduated from Arsenal Technical in 1944 where her love of sewing was developed.
Reba’s greatest joy was being a wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved helping her family any way she could and loved even more just being together.
She attended every event where her children or grandchildren were participants.
She enjoyed cooking, sewing, or knitting for her family, friends and Church. If anyone wanted a shopping buddy, she was ready to go. She looked forward to traveling, especially to Siesta Key, FL. She was open to trying new adventures and always had a great time. In recent years, she had been active in the St. Anne’s group at St. Louis de Montfort.
She is survived by her children, Linda (Mike) Kavanaugh and Philip (Ruth) Vogelgesang, her grandchildren, Heather (Brian) Wilson, Steve Kavanaugh, Karen (Pat) Dagon, Julie (Nick Vote) Kavanaugh, David (Lex) Vogelgesang, Tim Vogelgesang, 16 great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law Patty Vogelgesang and Wilma Hindman, several nieces and nephews and many friends.
The family would like to thank all the staff at Meadow Brook who took such good care of Reba.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Village of Merici at 5707 Lawton Loop East Drive. Box 22, Indianapolis, IN 46216.
There will be a private family burial at this time with a Mass and Celebration of Life at a later date.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com for the Vogelgesang family.
Reba was the mother of the following BCHS Alumni: Linda(Vogelgesang) Kavanaugh ’68, Phil Vogelgesang ’71; grandmother of the following BCHS Alumni: Heather (Kavanaugh) Wilson ’95, Steve Kavanaugh ’98, Karen(Kavanaugh) Dagon ’99, Julie Kavanaugh ’00, and great grandmother of current student Kaden Morgan ’21.
Eleanor was born in Peru, Indiana on March 6, 1933 to Ralph and Lelah Kinzie. She has one sister, Joann Draughon who survives. She was a graduate of Muncie Central High School. She attended Franklin College before receiving a degree in English at Ball State University.
Pete, as he was known by family and friends, was born in London, England on September 9, 1930 to F. George and Victoria Pasotti. The family, including his older brother Mike Pasotti who survives, emigrated to Muncie, Indiana in 1935. Pete became a proud citizen of the United States in 1944. He graduated from Muncie Burris High School and attended Ball State University. He also served in the Air Force during the Korean War and earned a degree in business from Indiana University upon his return. Pete was a 32nd Degree Mason and was active at Lawrence United Methodist Church as Sunday School Superintendent for many years.
An introduction from lifelong friend Jack Chaddock during their high school years, led to a first date on Groundhog Day and eventually marriage in 1954. Mom and Dad were a very devoted couple and shared many interests. They loved to travel, making several trips to Europe, Russia, and Canada, and visited 45 of the 50 states. They loved to entertain and vacation with their many friends and had a knack for making every day a special occasion.
Pete was a salesman for pharmaceutical companies A.H. Robins, American Home Products and Pfizer. He combined his personality, persistence and love of people to become somewhat of a legend with the companies that he worked for. In short, he could sell anything to anybody. That same vibrant personality endeared him to both family and friends and everyone he met.
Eleanor was a lifelong gardener and lover of books. She was a collector, buyer and seller of books, specializing in rare children’s books, for over 40 years. She was a devoted mother and dedicated volunteer to the Indianapolis Public Library. She was also active in the Girl Scouts and at Lawrence United Methodist Church.
Pete and Eleanor were preceded in death by their parents and granddaughter, Andrea Zentz. They leave behind a loving family: daughter Diane K. Rupert (Mark), and son David K. Pasotti (Sandra), four grandchildren, Stacy Zentz, David J. Pasotti (Emily), Nicholas Pasotti (Lara), Michael Pasotti, and four great-grandchildren, James Murphy, Ava Murphy, Morton Murphy IV, and Madalynn Murphy.
Should you so choose, memorial contributions may be made to SeedsofHopeIndy.org or Indyplfoundation.org.
The Pasotti’s have the following BCHS alumni in their family: son David, ’79 and wife Sandi (Albers) ’79; grandchildren David ’04, Nicholas ’06, Michael ’09.
Jenny is survived by her husband, Chris Walker; daughter, Ellie Walker; brothers, Dan Doyle (Janet) and Tim Doyle (Becky); sister, Jamie Ismail (Ahmed); brother-in-law, George Dolen; nieces, Erin McCalley Homan (Alex), Dr. Katie McCalley, and Hannah Ismail; great nephew, JJ Homan; and great niece, Deborah “Bee” Homan.
A visitation will be held Sunday, April 26, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary, 2126 E 71st St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46220. Social distancing and 10 person gathering limits will be respected, please wait in your vehicle for instruction from staff to enter and be mindful of others waiting to pay their respects. Limited family members to include her husband, Chris and daughter, Ellie may be available to greet you but many others will not be in attendance to allow for more people to have an opportunity to say goodbye to Jenny. A private family funeral service will occur Monday, April 27, 2020 at 10:00 am at the funeral home which will be streamed on the Facebook page of Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary. Following the service from approximately 10:40 to 10:55 the procession will pause in front of St. Pius Catholic Church in the parking lot for those unable to attend to drive by and pay their respects to Jenny and the family in route to her private family interment at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jenny’s memory may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation, PO Box 776, Carmel, Indiana 46032, www.mdff.org; and Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, 6520 N. Andrews Ave, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33309, https://msfocus.org/Donate.aspx.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com for the Walker family.
Jenny is survived by the following BCHS alumni in her family: siblings: Dan, ’77, Tim ’79, Jamie ’82; brother in law: George Dolen ’79; nieces: Erin ’06, Katie ’09.
Patty was born on New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) 1933, selected Baby New Year 1934 by The Indianapolis Star and died on Easter 2020. Obviously, she liked a good celebration.
The daughter of August Alandt and Margaret Kiefer Alandt, she was a lifelong resident of Indianapolis and graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, St. Mary Catholic High School and St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing.
For many years, she was a nurse in the surgery department at St. Vincent Hospital.
She married Lawrence “Bo” Connor of Indianapolis in 1956. They had six children: Carolyn Weigel, Julia (Christopher) Dietrick, Lawrence S. Connor Jr., Maureen (Thomas) Stark, Janet Kahler, Michael (Joanna) Connor, and 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, all of whom survive. She was predeceased by three sisters: Ruth Ann Alandt Ciresi, Mary Catherine Alandt Bollman and Margaret Alandt Davis.
But Patty will be remembered for her omnipresent smile, positive outlook on life and mediocre cooking skills. She adored traveling with Bo and made lifelong friends from their adventures. She loved swimming at Ellenberger Park with her sisters, meeting up with her nursing friends, and talking to the person in front of her at the grocery. She was the mom who got her hair wet at Rivi in the 1970s, and the grandma who got down on the floor to play with her grandbabies. She had great verve, wit and the ability to laugh at life and herself. Boy, she was a lot of fun.
Memorials can be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Indianapolis. Funeral services will be handled by Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary. Because she died with Covid-19, services will be held at a later date.
Patty was the mother of the following BCHS alumni: Julie ’77 and Carolyn ’75 and grandmother of other BCHS alumni.
Edythe worked for more than 25 years at Bishop Chatard High School serving as teacher, Dean of Students and Student Activities, retiring in 1990. Like her mother before her, Ede was an accomplished seamstress, and enjoyed stained glass work, knitting, and crewel embroidery, winning awards for her work making family heirlooms. Ede was preceded in death by brothers Thomas Leachman and Robert Leachman, and sister Mary Louise Miller. She is survived by daughter Ann Marie Alley and son Dr. Robert Mehl Jr, her six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Arrangements handled by Crown Hill Funeral Home, 700 West 38th St, Indianapolis, Indiana. Memories can be shared online on www.crownhill.org
Pat was the 4th-generation president of the three Kennedy family companies: Kennedy Tank & Manufacturing in Indianapolis; Southern Tank in Owensboro, Kentucky; and STAFCO in Columbia City, Indiana. At Kennedy Tank he worked alongside his three sons, Bill, Jimmy, and Patrick; his brother-in-law Paul Bolin; and his nephew Kevin Bolin. Under Pat’s leadership, the companies grew dramatically and became nationally recognized in quality fabrication of steel tanks, pressure vessels, and heat exchangers. Pat was a long-time board member of the Steel Tank Institute, the Steel Tank Insurance Company, and Business Owners International Manufacturing Alliance. Pat also was heavily involved in the Young Presidents Organization and The American Business Club.
Outside of managing the family’s businesses, auto racing was Pat’s greatest passion. He attended 57 consecutive Indianapolis 500 Mile races and all other motor-sport events held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) since his childhood. Pat purchased and refurbished a vintage IndyCar, the Kennedy Tank Special, that originally competed in the 1948 and 1949 Indianapolis 500s. In driving the car on “Carb Day” at IMS numerous years, Pat lived out his lifelong dream of being a race car driver. Pat served on the board of the 500 Mile Oldtimers Organization, sponsored race car drivers, and wrote two books on race trivia, collaborating with IMS historian and friend Donald Davidson as a technical advisor. The two books he authored, How Much Do You Really Know About the Indianapolis 500? and The Official Indy 500 Trivia Book were updated yearly with Short Chute Editions. His books were the result of a lifetime of immersive research and experience at the track. Pat was a former director of the 500 Festival Board and current director of the 500 Festival Foundation Board. The leaders of the IMS have voiced or written numerous notes and prayers to the family about Pat’s passionate involvement. Anyone who spent a day at the track with Pat Kennedy came away with a richer feel for the man and his beloved Speedway.
There was nothing that would keep Pat from fall football weekends and stadium tailgates in South Bend. This year, as every year, was going to be “Notre Dame’s year,” according to Pat. He was named the Indianapolis Notre Dame Club’s “Man of the Year” in 2017, an honor previously bestowed upon his father. A devoted sportsman, Pat was a talented basketball player at the Indianapolis Athletic Club, where he showed his prowess and passion for competition. He was a life-long runner, participating in twenty-five 500 Festival Mini Marathons. His family spent summers at Lake Wawasee, and Pat continued that tradition with his own family, spending every August at the lake.
Pat was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 174, Highland Golf & Country Club, the White River Yacht Club, The Hundred Club, and the Notre Dame Club of Indianapolis. He supported numerous organizations, including Wheeler Mission, CYO, United Way, Friends of Holliday Park, Little Sisters of the Poor, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation, and many schools and parishes in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Pat was a passionate sports fan, rarely missing a game played by those in his family, but his interest extended to any great competitive event. Pat was a devoted supporter and longtime season ticket holder of the Indiana Pacers and the Indianapolis Colts.
Pat was preceded in death by his beloved parents. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Cheryl Kennedy; children Maura (Chris Page), Bill (Ellen), Jimmy (Anna Grace Sterry), Patrick, and Joey Gaines; grandchildren Kate, Grace, Luke, and Bo; sisters Peggy Shorter (Mark), Kathy Fairchild (Thom), and Ann Bolin (Paul); and nieces and nephews Kelly Schneider (Matt), Mickey Shorter (Ashley); Kimmie Rumer (Justin) and Kyle Fairchild; and Courtney, Kevin, and Brian Bolin.
Because of the uncertainty of the virus, a Mass and celebration of life will be delayed until time allows. A private family viewing and burial will occur in the coming few weeks. Please remember Pat as you celebrate Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, a Wawasee summer, Notre Dame football, and the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. The Kennedy family would like to thank the incredibly passionate nursing, physician, and respiratory therapy staffs at the St. Vincent Carmel and 86th Street campuses. We also send a special thank you to family friends Dr. Michael Bojrab, our daily medical counsel during Pat’s hospitalization; and Dr. John Ramsey, who served as the family voice to Pat, as well as liaison and spokesperson with his caregivers. We are forever grateful.
For those who wish, memorial contributions can be made to Wheeler Mission (c/o W.M. Administrative Offices, 205 East New York Street, Indianapolis 46204) and Little Sisters of the Poor (2345 West 86th Street, Indianapolis 46260).
Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel assisting with arrangements. You are invited to visit the website www.leppertmortuary.com where you may share a personal memory of Pat.
Pat was the father of the following BCHS alumni: Maura ’05, Bill ’08, Jimmy ’08, Joey Gaines, ’08 and Patrick ’09.
Cece is survived by her husband, Alexander (Al) Rodger. They had three daughters, Michele (Paul) Spencer, Angela (Chip) Wood and Kelly (Alan) Short, and eight grandchildren: Catherine and Grant Spencer, Emily and Ethan Wood, Julianna, Cooper, Stella and Henry Short. Preceding Cece in death were her parents. She is also survived by her siblings, Richard (Debbie) Carriger, Mary Ann Franklin and James (Tonia) Carriger and her nieces and nephews.
Cece’s career encompassed working with her parents in their family businesses and owning the Rodger Insurance Agency. She was a long time member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church where she was an active parishioner and school volunteer. Cece’s greatest joys were being with her family, gardening, and giving back to the community through her volunteer work.
A private committal service will take place at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Fishers. A Memorial Mass and Celebration for Cece will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana Parkinson Foundation. Friends may leave a memory or message of condolence by visiting the online obituary at www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com.
Cece was also the grandmother of current BCHS student Catherine Spencer.
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 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.
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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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 was also the sister of BCHS graduate Joan Proctor Kimbley, ’71.
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 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.
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, 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 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 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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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 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 email@example.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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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, 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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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.
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.
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Donald was the father of the following BCHS alumni: Kevin M. Ash, ’81 and Michael Ash ’87.
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 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.
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Robb was a member of the BCHS Class of 1984 and the father of BCHS alum, Annie, Class of 2013.
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
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 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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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 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.
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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 was the mother to BCHS graduates: Ricky ’92, Jimmy ’97 and Tracy Elson Damon ’98.
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.
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‘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.
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.
Linda was the mother of BCHS alumnus Jeff Hill, Class of 1982.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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.
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 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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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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.
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 was a member of the ‘Spirit of ’76 (BCHS Class of ’76) and aunt to BCHS alumni Tracy and Keith Thibodeau, Class of 2009.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
Read a tribute to him from the Class of 1986 blog.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 & 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 & 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.
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, 65, Indianapolis, passed away on June 3. She was a 1967 graduate of Bishop Chatard.
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.
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.
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 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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