VOLUME 44 NUMBER 3
Cornelius B. Shea
Cornelius Shea died Jan. 26, 2010, at his home in Brewster, Mass., at 79. During his career, Mr. Shea had worked 30 years as the director of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Transitional Assistance. A veteran, he had served in the Army during the Korean War. Mr. Shea had been a longtime resident of Orange and New Salem, Mass., retiring to Cape Cod in 1995. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a son; a daughter; a son-in-law; four grandchildren; and a nephew.
Frank A. Gaimari, M.D.
Frank Gaimari, M.D., died Dec. 17, 2009, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, N.H., at 79. Prior to his retirement in 1991, Dr. Gaimari had been an obstetrician-gynecologist for many years in the Nashua, N.H., area; he had also served in this capacity on the Blackfoot Indian Reservation in Saskatchewan, Canada. Dr. Gaimari’s professional affiliations included the New Hampshire Medical Society, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American College of Surgeons. A Navy veteran, he had served aboard the USS Columbus during the Korean War. Dr. Gaimari is survived by his wife, Adele; three sons; a daughter; a son-in-law; three daughters-in-law; nine grandchildren; a brother; a sister; many nephews and nieces; and cousins.
Robert C. Kane
Robert Kane died Dec. 14, 2009, at his home in Westport, Conn., at 77. During his career, Mr. Kane had worked 20 years for the Xerox Corp., as a regional vice president. Following retirement, he volunteered with the International Executive Service Corps, undertaking assignments worldwide. Mr. Kane had been a resident of Westport for 36 years. A veteran, he had served as a naval officer, stationed in San Diego. Mr. Kane had been a Holy Cross class agent. He is survived by his wife, Susan; two sons; a daughter; a son-in-law; two daughters-in-law; four brothers, Arthur W. Jr. ’53, John N. ’59, Thomas E. ’63 and Richard (B.C. ’67); two sisters; a brother-in-law; four sisters-in-law; a nephew, John N. Jr. ’91; two nieces, Carol A. ’81 and Catherine Kane Ronis ’86; and seven grandchildren. His brother was the late Paul R. Sr. ’56.
Francis A. McGillicuddy
Francis McGillicuddy died Jan. 3, 2010, at 82. During his career, Mr. McGillicuddy had worked for the Portland (Maine) Housing Authority, serving 23 years as a social worker supervisor. In 1989, his wife and he founded the Portland Yoga Studio, which they operated until 2005; during this time, the couple taught yoga at the Cumberland County Jail—and also were featured in a weekly segment about yoga on a local news station. Pursuing a degree in philosophy and theology at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, Mass., Mr. McGillicuddy was ordained to the priesthood in 1958; he served as a priest in the Diocese of Portland until 1972. Mr. McGillicuddy was a longtime advocate for peace, equality and social justice. He is survived by his wife, Elaine.
James P. Ewen
James Ewen died Feb. 14, 2010, at his home in Lunenburg, Mass., at 77. During his career, Mr. Ewen had worked 20 years at the former Crocker Burbank, Weyerhaeuser and James River Paper companies in Fitchburg, Mass.; prior to his retirement in 1995, he had been employed by Anheuser-Busch, Inc., in Merrimack, N.H. In 1966, Mr. Ewen and his family founded Ewen’s Sleepy Hollow Sugarhouse in Lunenburg. A former Boy Scout leader, he had been active at one time in youth sports programs; Mr. Ewen had also been a school bus drive for the community. An Army veteran, he had served with the U.S. Army Security Agency in Germany during the Korean War. A standout athlete at his alma mater Fitchburg (Mass.) High School, Mr. Ewen had been a member of the varsity football team at Holy Cross. He is survived by two sons; two daughters; two sons-in-law; two daughters-in-law; a sister; a brother-in-law; seven grandchildren; his companion, Helen A. Dumont; and several nephews and nieces.
William J. Morgan
William Morgan died March 5, 2010, in Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, at 76. During his career, Mr. Morgan had held marketing and advertising positions at several radio stations, including WMEX and WORL in Boston. Beginning work in fundraising in the late 1970s, he founded his own company several years later, operating it until his retirement in 2004. During this time, Mr. Morgan had also pursued his interest in theater, performing in productions, including Man of La Mancha, Carousel and Guys and Dolls; following graduation from Holy Cross, he had relocated to New York City to pursue a theatrical career. Mr. Morgan was a 1951 graduate of Cohasset (Mass.) High School, where he had been an outstanding athlete, excelling in both basketball and baseball; named three times to the Massachusetts All-Scholastic basketball team, he set several school and high school tournament scoring records. During his lifetime, Mr. Morgan had undertaken extensive national and international travel. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn; two sons; and a brother.
Frank J. Riedman Jr.
Frank Riedman, of Rochester and Livonia, N.Y., died on March 11, 2010. During his career, Mr. Riedman had worked many years in the family business, Riedman Insurance, serving in the capacity of vice president. He was a past president of the New York State Agents Association. Active in community affairs, Mr. Riedman was a former president of the Monroe Community Hospital Foundation in Rochester; chairman of the Livingston County (N.Y.) Water Authority; and a board member of Catholic Charities of Livingston County and the Rochester Area Community Foundation. His interests included sailing and spending time at Conesus Lake in Livonia. Mr. Riedman had been a member of the President’s Council and a Holy Cross class agent. He is survived by his wife, Norma; a son; three daughters; three sons-in-law; a daughter-in-law; a brother; a sister-in-law; 14 grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.
George J. Robinson
George Robinson, of Webster, Mass., died Dec. 29, 2009, at the UMass Memorial Medical Center-University Campus, Worcester, at 76. A longtime attorney, Mr. Robinson had established the law firm Robinson & Jalbert in Webster; he retired in 2006. Active in civic and community affairs, he was a former member of the Oxford (Mass.) School Committee; past president and New England district director of the Webster Exchange Club; a member and past president of the Webster-Dudley-Oxford Chamber of Commerce; director of the United Way of Webster, and a member of the Webster Advisory Board. In addition, Mr. Robinson was the past president, corporator and director of the Hubbard Regional Hospital in Webster and a longtime member, corporator and trustee of the Webster Five Cents Savings Bank; at the time of his retirement, he had been the chairman of its board of directors. A veteran, Mr. Robinson had served as a major in the Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife, Jean; a son, Maj. George M., USMC ’92; four daughters, including Susan E. Jefferson ’78; four sons-in-law; a daughter-in-law, Jill E. ’96; a brother; 10 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and four nephews and nieces.
Anthony J. Romano
Anthony Romano, of Fitchburg, Mass., died Dec. 28, 2009, in Leominster (Mass.) Hospital. During his career, Mr. Romano had worked as a real estate appraiser for many years with Foster Real Estate and Appraisal in Fitchburg; he also operated his own appraisal business, based in Holyoke, Mass. An Air Force veteran, Mr. Romano had been stationed in Galena, Alaska, New York and Michigan and assigned to the Early Warning System; he attained the rank of captain. Mr. Romano is survived by two sons; two daughters; a son-in-law; a daughter-in-law; a sister; a sister-in-law; four grandsons and a granddaughter; and nephews and nieces.
David M. Sheehan
David Sheehan, of Haymarket, Va., and Santa Rosa, N.M., died Jan. 4, 2010, at his home in Santa Rosa, at 75. During his career, Mr. Sheehan had worked 31 years for the Mobil Oil Corp.; he retired in 1996 as the general manager of corporate aviation. Mr. Sheehan had been an active member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Santa Rosa and Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church in Puerto De Luna, N.M. An Air Force veteran, he had been an officer in the 50th and 522nd Tactical Fighter Wings, stationed at Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico and, also, in Germany. Mr. Sheehan is survived by his wife, Mida; a son; three daughters; three sons-in-law; a daughter-in-law; a sister; five grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
Rev. Edward A. Wetzel
Rev. Edward Wetzel died Jan. 2, 2010, at his home in Powell, Wyo., at 76. During his career, Rev. Wetzel had worked many years in the advertising field, serving as an officer of two major agencies in New York City and, then, as manager of the office of another large advertising agency in Dayton, Ohio. Later becoming a substance abuse counselor, he worked at treatment facilities in Georgia and Virginia, primarily helping individuals whose addictions led them into the criminal justice system. Upon relocating to Powell, Wyo., in 1995, Rev. Wetzel assisted in developing the Park County Drug Court, where he had served early on as a coordinator. Joining St. John’s Episcopal Church in Powell, Rev. Wetzel was called by the congregation to enter ordained ministry; following his ordination in January 2008, he served two years as a local priest at St. John’s. Rev. Wetzel had been a member of the board of the Park County Library Foundation and, also, the Heart Mountain Volunteer Medical Clinic. He is survived by his wife, Carra; a son; three daughters; three sons-in-law; a daughter-in-law; two brothers, Paul J. ’59 and William A. ’62; a sister; and 11 grandchildren.
David E. Murphy
David Murphy, of Falmouth, Mass., died March 1, 2010, at 75. During his career, Mr. Murphy had been a partner for 30 years in the certified public accounting firm Murphy & Kligman, in Quincy, Mass. Relocating to Falmouth following his retirement in 1995, he earned his real estate license and worked several years for John Conway Realtors®. Before starting his own firm, Mr. Murphy had been employed by Lybrand, Ross Brothers, now Coopers & Lybrand. A veteran, he had served as a captain in the Air Force, navigating refueling jets, from 1956 until 1959. Mr. Murphy had been a resident of Hingham, Mass., for 29 years. He is survived by his wife, Violet; two sons, Steven A. ’88 and Brian T. ’91; a daughter, Donna E. Jackson ’86; a son-in-law; two daughters-in-law; a brother; six grandchildren; many nephews and nieces; and two cousins.
Frank S. Ablett
Frank Ablett, of Bogota, N.J., died Feb. 6, 2010, at 73. During his career, Mr. Ablett had taught in the West Sand Lake School District in New York. Relocating to New Jersey in 1966, he worked for more than 15 years as a copywriter for Prentice-Hall in Englewood Cliffs; Mr. Ablett then undertook freelance work for several advertising agencies in New York City. He is survived by numerous cousins.
Thomas B. Cavanaugh Jr.
Thomas Cavanaugh died Feb. 7, 2010, at St. Mary’s Meadow Nursing Home in Holyoke, Mass., at 75. A longtime educator, Mr. Cavanaugh had served as a science teacher at the Van Sickle Middle School and the Chestnut Middle School in Springfield, Mass.; he had also taught at-risk students for 20 years at the Bridge Academy in Springfield, Mass., as a Horace Mann teacher. A veteran, Mr. Cavanaugh had served in the Army from 1955 to 1957; he then earned his bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Mr. Cavanaugh had been a parishioner at St. Rose de Lima Church in Chicopee, Mass. His interests included playing sports and singing with the Springfield Chordsmen Barbershop Chorus. Mr. Cavanaugh is survived by his wife, Sue; a son; two daughters; a son-in-law; a daughter-in-law; a stepson; two stepdaughters; their spouses; three sisters; three brothers-in-law; four grandsons; aunts; uncles; nephews; nieces; and cousins.
Jerome K. Murphy
Jerome Kevin Murphy died Jan. 16, 2010, at his home in Northbridge, Calif., at 74. During his career, Mr. Murphy had worked in the construction field, establishing, in 1965, JKM Industries, a grading and paving company in San Fernando Valley, Calif. He subsequently served 14 years as the director/administrator of Egremont Schools, Inc., in Chatsworth, Calif., retiring in 2005. Active in the community, Mr. Murphy had been involved in the construction of the Little League fields in Northbridge and, also, in the remodeling of the baseball field at California State University-Northbridge; a past president/director of the Northbridge Little League, he helped to establish the girls’ softball league. Earlier in his career, he had held the post of president of the Encino Junior Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Murphy had served in the Air National Guard. A member of the track team as a student at Holy Cross, he won the Bart Sullivan trophy in 1954. Mr. Murphy is survived by his wife, Judith; three sons; a daughter; a son-in-law; two daughters-in-law; a brother, Brian C. ’58; a sister-in-law; six grandchildren; and a nephew, Philip ’10. His father was the late Jerome F. ’35.
Rev. Thomas J. Quinn, S.J.
Rev. Thomas Quinn, S.J., died Jan. 8, 2010, at 74. During his ministry, Fr. Quinn had taught many years at Canisius High School in Buffalo. After a sabbatical in Jerusalem, he joined the staff of the Mount Manresa Retreat House on Staten Island, N.Y., where he served as a retreat and spiritual director and became an accomplished artist. Entering the Society of Jesus at St. Andrew-on-Hudson in New York., in 1957, he was ordained to the priesthood in 1968 at Canisius College; Fr. Quinn had completed studies at Saint Louis University in Missouri and Woodstock (Md.) College. He is survived by a sister.
Robert W. Getz
Robert Getz, of Lafayette Hill, Pa., died Feb. 16, 2010, at 73. During his career, Mr. Getz had been the former owner of Getz Printing in Flourtown, Pa. He is survived by his wife, Carol; two sons, including Timothy M. ’88; a daughter; a son-in-law; a daughter-in-law; and five grandchildren.
James M. Farino Jr.
James Farino, of San Luis Obispo, died Dec. 24, 2009. Mr. Farino is survived by his wife, Janet; a son; a daughter; is mother; and a brother.
Matthew A. Kass
Matthew Kass, of Western Springs, Ill., died Feb. 15, 2010, at 72. Mr. Kass was a retired commanding officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He had been a Holy Cross class agent. Mr. Kass is survived by his wife, Barbara; three sons; a daughter; a son-in-law; three daughters-in-law; eight grandchildren; and extended family.
John P. Royston
John Royston, of Washington, D.C., died on Dec. 31, 2009. Mr. Royston had been a Holy Cross class agent. He is survived by his wife, Dolores; three sons, including Timothy M. ’86; a daughter; two daughters-in-law; six siblings; and four grandchildren.
Thomas J. Sarnowski
Thomas Sarnowski, of Oyster Bay, N.Y., died Oct. 23, 2009, at 70. Mr. Sarnowski had been a Holy Cross class agent. His interests included fishing and travel. Mr. Sarnowski is survived by his wife, Cathryn; two sons; his father-in-law; two brothers; a brother-in-law; a sister-in-law; nephews; and nieces.
Nicholas P. DeCarlo
Nicholas DeCarlo died Dec. 30, 2009, at his home in Arlington, Va. During his career, Mr. DeCarlo had served 26 years in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate Corps (JAG), retiring as a captain. He subsequently taught language arts and religion for 10 years to middle school students at Holy Trinity School in Washington, D.C.; he had also been the moderator of the Student Council. Mr. DeCarlo is survived by his wife, Sara; two sons; two daughters; a son-in-law; two daughters-in-law; his mother; and seven grandchildren.
James M. Murphy
James Murphy died Feb. 1, 2010, at his home in Jersey City, N.J., at 66. Involved for many years in the journalism field, Mr. Murphy had most recently worked 15 years for Dow Jones Newswires, writing a twice-a-day column, called “Mark to Market”; honored with a National Headliners Award for this column in 1999, he was a recipient of Newswires’ William R. Clabby Award in 2003. Mr.
Murphy is survived by his wife, Ruth; a son; a daughter-in-law; and two granddaughters.
Richard L. Sartini, M.D.
Richard Sartini, M.D., of Palm Springs, Calif., died Feb. 19, 2010, in Salt Lake City, at 63. During his career, Dr. Sartini had maintained a pulmonary practice in California, beginning in 1980; he covered four hospitals in South Orange County, including San Clemente Hospital, where he had served as director of the respiratory department. A 1972 graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Dr. Sartini completed his medical internship and residency at the University of Cincinnati and then practiced internal medicine in San Jose for two years before pursuing a pulmonary fellowship, from 1972 to 1975, at the University of California at Irvine. Board certified in both internal and pulmonary medicine, he had been a member of several professional associations, including the American College of Physicians, the Orange County Medical Association and the California Medical Association. His interests included traveling and skiing. Dr. Sartini is survived by his mother; a brother; a sister; a brother-in-law; a sister-in-law; a stepbrother and stepsister and their families; two nephews; three nieces; a grandnephew; and two grandnieces.
Alfredo R. Lewis
Alfredo Lewis, of Westhampton, N.J., died Dec. 18, 2009, at 56. During his career, Mr. Lewis had been a physician’s assistant, working at the Bayley Seton Hospital on Staten Island, N.Y. He was a jazz enthusiast. Mr. Lewis is survived by his wife, Margaret; a daughter; his mother; his mother-in-law; several brothers and sisters; a brother-in-law; a sister-in-law; an aunt; and two grandsons.
Thomas C. Petrella
Thomas Petrella died Jan. 17, 2010, at his home in Worcester, at 54. Born in South Bend, Ind., Mr. Petrella was a graduate of Burncoat High School in Worcester, where he had been a member of the varsity baseball and basketball teams for three years; he was also a member of the freshman baseball team at Holy Cross. Mr. Petrella’s interests included fishing, hiking and camping. He is survived by his father, Frank, Holy Cross professor emeritus of economics; his mother; a brother, John A. ’85; three sisters, including Karen M. Vogelsberger ’81 and Teresa A. Wheeler ’83; three brothers-in-law; a sister-in-law; and several nephews and nieces.
Karen E. Stauss
Karen Stauss died Jan. 9, 2010, at her home in Meredith, N.H., at 48. During her career, Mrs. Stauss had worked for the Raytheon Co., as a systems engineer. She had also been an assistant coach of the football cheerleaders at Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith. Mrs. Stauss was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Meredith, assisting with preschool child care and Bible study classes. She was a 1979 graduate of Choctawhatchee High School in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Mrs. Stauss is survived by her husband, Wayne; two daughters; her parents; a brother; and two nieces.