Edwin A. Moosbrugger, S.J.
Rev. Edwin A. Moosbrugger, S.J., died March 22 at the Colombiere Jesuit Healthcare
Center in Clarkston, Mich., at 99. According to the Chicago (Ill.) Province of
the Society of Jesus, Fr. Moosbrugger was the oldest Jesuit priest in the United
States at the time of his death.
During his ministry, he taught and coached tennis for
many years at St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago, retiring in 1976; his teams
won 15 consecutive Catholic
League championships. Fr. Moosbrugger had also been the director of the Chicago
Tennis Association from 1949 to 1967 and an honorary member of the Midwest Professional
Tennis Association. In addition to his teaching duties, he served 16 years at
Holy Family Parish, located next to St. Ignatius
Following graduation from Holy Cross, Fr. Moosbrugger worked in the insurance
and retail fields. Entering the Society of Jesus in Milford, Ohio in 1928, he
earned his master's degree in history from St. Louis University and completed
theological studies at St. Mary's College in Kansas. Fr. Moosbrugger was ordained
to the priesthood in 1936.
He had been a Holy Cross class chair.
Fr. Moosbrugger is survived by a nephew and a
At Holyoke (Mass.) Hospital, at 93. The founder of Tierney Insurance Group in
Holyoke, Westfield and Chicopee, Mass., Mr. Tierney had also served as the branch
manager of General Accident Insurance in Springfield for many years. A longtime
the Holyoke St. Patrick's Parade Committee, he was a recipient of its Rohan Award.
Mr. Tierney is survived by two sons; two daughters; eight grandchildren; and
In the Hospice Residence, Worcester, at 95. Prior to his retirement in 1975,
Mr. Flynn had been athletic director for many years at Clinton (Mass.) High
School. Previously, he had been the director of physical education at Shrewsbury
High School and North Providence (R.I.) High School. During his career, Mr.
Flynn had also been a track and field, basketball and football official for
schools. A Navy veteran of World War II, he served 20 years in the Navy Reserve.
Mr. Flynn is survived by three nieces; several grandnephews and grandnieces;
and great-grandnephews and great-grandnieces.
At the U Mass Memorial Healthcare System-Marlboro, Mass., at 92. Prior
to his retirement, Mr. Lynch had been a civil engineer with the Fay,
Thorndike Co. in Boston for more than 40 years. An Army veteran of World
War II, he served
in the Asiatic Pacific and the Philippines. Mr. Lynch is survived by
In Florida, at 90. During his career, Mr. Darche served as chairman
of the board of Masda Corp., Whippany, N.J. During World War II,
then, in 1946, started Masda Corp., a gas appliances distributorship
with branches in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. Mr. Darche
by his wife,
sons, including Richard J. '76; a daughter; a son-in-law, John J. Dowling III,
M.D., '68; and nine grandchildren.
Paul J. Gilvary, S.J.
At the Loyola Center, the Jesuit
Residence at St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pa., at 89. Prior to his
retirement in 1986, Fr. Gilvary had been active in parish, hospital and retreat
work in North Carolina: he had been the pastor at Holy Cross Church in Durham,
from 1971-77; St. Therese's Church in Mooresville, from 1977-81; associate pastor
at St. Leo's Church, Winston-Salem, from 1981-85; and at Immaculate Conception
Church, Hendersonville, from 1985-86. Ordained to the priesthood in 1951, Fr.
Gilvary completed his studies in spirituality and ascetical theology at Auriesville,
N.Y., in 1953; he was then assigned
to St. Joseph's Preparatory School in Philadelphia as prefect of discipline.
Stationed in Baltimore, Md., from 1954 to 1962, Fr. Gilvary served as assistant
director of the Jesuit Seminary Guild, worked for the development of the Maryland
Province Mission in Jamshedpur, India, and also for the public relations and
development office of Loyola College. Before entering the novitiate of the Maryland
Province of the Society of Jesus at Wernersville, Pa., in 1942, he taught at
Township Public High School in Pittston and
pursued his master's degree at Columbia University in New York City. The Mass
of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Joseph's University
Chapel on Dec. 27 and interment was at Wernersville on Dec. 28.
In Beverly (Mass.) Hospital, at 87. An insurance and real estate
agent, Mr. Daw had owned and operated the Robert K. Daw Real
Estate and Insurance
Holden, Mass., for many years. During his career, he had also
been the property assessor for the town of Holden. An Army
II, Mr. Daw had
served in Europe. He is survived by one son; five daughters;
three grandchildren; and nephews and nieces.
In New York, at 84. Prior to his retirement in 1986, Mr.
Koreman had served seven years as the presiding judge of
the New York
he was appointed to the state Court of Claims in 1978.
Previously, he had served three years in the Appellate
as an associate justice,
as presiding justice. Mr. Koreman began his judicial career
in 1957 with
his election as Albany County surrogate; in 1964, he was
elected to the state Supreme
Court. At the start of his career, Mr. Koreman had been
special agent with the FBI for five years and then entered
by his wife,
Esther; three daughters; and 17 grandchildren.
Hipolit Moncevicz Jr.
Dec. 20, 2000
At Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, at 85. Prior
to his retirement in 1980, Mr. Moncevicz had been an analyst
for the New England Electric System,
Westboro, Mass., for 42 years. During his career, he also served 10 years on
the Brockton (Mass.) City Council. A three-time All-American football player
at Holy Cross, Mr. Moncevicz was later inducted into the College's Hall of
Fame. During World War II, he served in the Navy. Mr. Moncevicz is survived
by two sons, including William D., D.M.D., '70; a daughter; two grandchildren;
and several nephews and nieces.
Carroll V. O'Connor
Feb. 2, 2001
In Integrated Health Services of Greater Worcester, at
87. During his career, Mr. O'Connor had been a teacher
and later an assistant principal in the Worcester public
school system. Active in community affairs, he had been
a Boy Scouts
leader for 40 years and the recipient of the Silver Beaver Award. A standout
runner at Holy Cross, Mr. O'Connor competed in the 1936 Olympic trials. During
World War II, he served in the Navy. Mr. O'Connor is survived by many nephews
and nieces; and grandnephews and grandnieces.
John J. Sullivan
Dec. 7, 2000
At Manchester (Conn.) Memorial Hospital, at 85. During his career,
Mr. Sullivan had been the president of Sullivan & Co., Manchester,
Conn., for many years. Active in state, local and community affairs,
he had been a member of the Manchester
Democratic Town Committee since 1958; a 24-year member of the Democratic
State Central Committee; chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee;
sheriff from 1962-86; in 1974 he was named Sheriff of the Year. Mr. Sullivan
was a Navy veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Ada; a
daughter; four grandchildren; two sisters; and several nephews
Richard J. Gallagher
Jan. 18, 2001
At St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, Conn., at 83. During his career,
Mr. Gallagher had worked for United Technologies International,
retiring in 1975. A Navy
veteran of World War II, he served in the Pacific theater. Mr. Gallagher
is survived by his wife, Florence; three sons; a sister; eight grandchildren;
and three great-grandchildren.
W. Neville Sweeney, D.M.D.
Dec. 9, 2000
In Bloomfield, Conn., at 83. Dr. Sweeney, who began his dental practice in
Winsted, Conn., in 1948, retired in the late 1980s. An Army veteran of World
War II, he was twice awarded the Purple Heart and once the Silver Star. He
is survived by several nephews and nieces; and grandnephews and grandnieces.
James V. Toner Jr.
Jan. 3, 2001
At the JML Care Center, Falmouth, Mass., at 83, after a
long illness. During his career, Mr. Toner had been employed
by United Shoe Machinery as a marketing
executive in Boston and as principal and chief executive officer in New York
with subsidiaries of the company. An Army Air Corps veteran of World War II,
he began his career as a fighter pilot at Wheeler Field, Hawaii; he was stationed
in Hawaii during Pearl Harbor. Mr. Toner later served with Gen. Jimmy Doolittle's
Northwest African Air Force and flew missions for two years over the Balkans,
Italy and Germany before returning to the United States in 1945. Following
the war, he served as squadron commander of the Massachusetts Air National
Guard, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. His military honors included the Croix
de Guerre with Palm, Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal
with nine clusters. Mr. Toner is survived by his wife, Martha; three sons;
four daughters; two sisters; 19 grandchildren, including Christine Dolan Moore '90;
six great-grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces. His father was the late
James V. '12 and his brother was the late John L. '53.
M. Dondanville, M.D.
At his home in DeWitt, Iowa, at 81. During his career, Dr. Dondanville had served
as the director of anesthesiology at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich., from
1949-53, and had maintained a private practice in Alton, Ill., for many years,
retiring in 1976. A member of the U.S. Medical Corps in Korea from 1944 until
1947, he assisted in building a medical college and nursing school there. Dr.
Dondanville is survived by his wife, Lorelie; three sons; six daughters; 23 grandchildren;
and five great-grandchildren.
Alexander R. Walsh
Dec. 26, 2000
At Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, of complications from pneumonia,
at 81. During his career, Mr. Walsh had been employed at the J.T. O'Connell
Co., serving as president and general manager of its subsidiary, the Barker
Chadsey Co., Johnston, R.I., prior to his retirement. From 1961 until 1964,
he had been a member of the Rhode Island General Assembly. Active in many local
theater companies in the 1950s, Mr. Walsh had the lead in several musical shows;
at Holy Cross, he had been the lead soloist of the College Glee Club for four
years. The Walsh Family Singers sang in many benefit concerts in the Northeast
and, in 1963, performed for President John F. Kennedy and his family at Hammersmith
Farm in Newport, R.I.; they were also three-time winners on the television
program, The Ted Mack Amateur Hour. Active in many community and civic organizations,
he had been a member of the Holy Cross Club of Rhode Island and a Holy Cross
class agent. A Navy veteran of World War II, Mr. Walsh was stationed at Pearl
Harbor during the Japanese attack on Dec. 7, 1941; he later served on several
destroyers in the South Pacific and witnessed the surrender of the Japanese
in 1945. Mr. Walsh is survived by five sons; five daughters; three sisters;
a brother; 24 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. His brother was the late
Rev. John J. Walsh, S.J., '37.
Richard A. Weir
Dec. 6, 2000
In Maryland. Retired Lt. Col. Richard A. Weir, USAF, had been a prisoner
of war in Germany from 1944 to 1945. He is survived by his wife, Margaret;
sons; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
John H. Doherty Sr., M.D.
Jan. 4, 2001
At Mercy Hospital, Scranton, Pa., at 81. Prior to his retirement,
Dr. Doherty practiced obstetrics and gynecology, with offices at
Mercy Hospital. In addition,
he served as director of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at
Mercy and as the hospital's staff president. Dr. Doherty had also been a member of
the board of trustees for Marywood University, Scranton, and the Pennsylvanians
for Human Life. A member of the Army Medical Corps during World War II, he
served in the Pacific theater, attaining the rank of captain. Active in many
service organizations, Dr. Doherty volunteered at Mercy Hospice, the Pennsylvania
Association for the Blind and St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen; he had also been
a volunteer physician at the Navajo Indian Health Services, Shiprock, N.M.
Dr. Doherty is survived by his wife, Florence; two sons, including John H.
Jr., M.D., '71; five daughters; 22 grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
His brother was the late James A. '38.
John W. Reardon
Dec. 16, 2000
In Glens Falls (N.Y.) Hospital, at 82, after a long illness. Mr. Reardon
practiced law for 40 years in Glens Falls, retiring from LaPann, Reardon,
and Firth on Dec. 31, 1988. During his career, he had also been associated
with Colonial Realty of Glens Falls and the real estate investment business,
Reardon and LaPann, also in Glens Falls. Active in local politics, Mr. Reardon
held the post of Warren County supervisor from the Fifth Ward in Glens Falls,
from 1948 to 1964. An Army veteran of World War II, he served five years in
the Pacific theater, attaining the rank of captain. Mr. Reardon had been a
member of the President's Council at Holy Cross. He is survived by his wife,
Anne Beatrice "Bea"; a son, J. Thomas '73; four daughters; 10 grandchildren;
three stepgrandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
Jerome A. Macdonald Jr.
Dec. 19, 2000
At the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Bedford, Mass.,
at 80. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Macdonald had worked 37 years
a sales representative
for the Gulf Oil Company. An avid sailor, he had been the winner of numerous
championships in the Indian and 210 Class. During World War II, Mr. Macdonald
had served as a lieutenant in the Navy. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline;
three sons, including Kevin W. '77; his brother, William M. '46; and three
granddaughters. His brother was the late Thomas F. '45.
Rev. Rudolph Masciarelli
Jan. 27, 2001
In the Regi Cleri Home for retired priests in Boston, at 82. One of
the original members of the St. James Missionary Society of the Archdiocese
of Boston, Fr.
Masciarelli served 40 years in Peru as pastor, superior and house director
of parishes. In 1963, he built St. Francis of Assisi Parish, the first Catholic
church in Chimbote, Peru, where he had served as pastor. Ordained to the priesthood
in 1949, Fr. Masciarelli had been the pastor of St. Mary's Parish, Franklin,
before joining the missionary society in 1959. Prior to entering St. John's
Seminary in Brighton in 1945, he taught three years at the Wayside School for
Boys, Sudbury, Mass., and the Lyman School, Westboro, Mass.. Fr. Masciarelli
is survived by four brothers; and nephews and nieces.
Leo J. Bresnahan
Jan. 13, 2001
In Connecticut. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Bresnahan had held
several administrative posts with the Connecticut State Welfare
including district director
of the Waterbury and New Haven offices; he began his professional career
as a psychiatric social worker with the Connecticut State Department
Hygiene. During World War II, Mr. Bresnahan had been a member of the Army
Air Corps. He is survived by two sons; two daughters; and eight
John F. Lynch
Dec. 17, 2000
At the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Bedford, Mass., at 80. Prior
to his retirement, Mr. Lynch had been employed by the Massachusetts Department
of Revenue as a senior tax examiner. During his career, he had also been a
stockbroker for several years. A Navy veteran of World War II, Mr. Lynch had
served in the South Pacific. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; two brothers;
a sister; and several nephews and a niece.
John M. Cummings Jr., M.D.
Jan. 3, 2001
In Plainville, Mass., at 77. Prior to his retirement in 1991, Dr.
Cummings had practiced pediatrics for 40 years; during this time,
he had also served
as the physician for the Leominster (Mass.) parochial and public school systems.
An Army veteran, Dr. Cummings served as a private first class during World
War II; from 1949 until 1951, he was a captain in the Medical Corps. Dr.
Cummings is survived by a son; a daughter; and four granddaughters.
Earl F. Hack Jr.
Dec. 22, 2000
At his home in Port Royal, Pa., at 75. Prior to his retirement,
Mr. Hack had been a math teacher for the Dade County School
District in Florida for
A Navy veteran, he served during World War II and in the Korean War.
Mr. Hack is survived by a son; a daughter; a brother; two sisters;
and one great-granddaughter.
Paul M. Sullivan Sr.
Dec. 21, 2000
In Old Saybrook, Conn. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Sullivan had been
the director of purchasing for the state of Connecticut; he had also
been active with the
Republican Party. A Navy veteran of World War II, Mr. Sullivan served in the
Pacific theater. He is survived by a son, P. Mark Jr. '72; two daughters; and
John E. Hurley Jr.
Dec. 28, 2000
In Longmeadow, Mass., at 78. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Hurley
had worked 36 years for the Mass. Mutual Life Insurance Co. of Springfield.
War II, he served with the U.S. Army Air Forces. Mr. Hurley is survived by
his wife, Estelle; three sons; four daughters; a brother; two sisters; and
Thomas P. Flynn Jr.
Dec. 26, 2000
In Florida, at 75. During World War II, Mr. Flynn served in the
Navy. He is survived by his wife, Anne; two daughters; two sisters;
Alexander A. Cwalinski
Nov. 30, 2000
At his home in Adams, Mass., at 76. Prior to his retirement in
1997, Mr. Cwalinski had maintained a private law practice in
Adams for 42 years.
affairs, he held the post of town assessor for more than 20 years
and also served on the Town Bylaw Committee and as a Town Meeting
until 1955, Mr. Cwalinski had been a teacher in the Adams school
system. A World War II veteran, he served as a surgical technician
with the 107th
Hospital for 22 months in the British Isles and Europe; his unit
served in the first mobile hospital unit. Mr. Cwalinski was discharged
the rank of corporal. He is survived by his wife, Irene; two sons;
a brother; three sisters; eight grandchildren; many nephews and nieces;
and grandnephews and grandnieces.
Robert H. McCarthy
Jan. 26, 2001
In Hampden, Mass., at 75. Prior to his retirement, Mr. McCarthy had worked
28 years for the Rafferty-Brown Steel Co., East Longmeadow, Mass. A Navy veteran
of World War II, he attained the rank of quartermaster third class. Mr. McCarthy
is survived by four sons; two daughters; a sister; and nine grandchildren.
James G. Spellissy
Feb. 10, 2001
In Massachusetts. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Spellissy had been active
in the insurance field for many years. An Army veteran, he served during
War II. Mr. Spellissy had been a member of the President's Council and a Holy
Cross class agent. He is survived by his wife, Alice; a son; a daughter; a
brother, George T. '52; and several nephews and nieces.