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  In Memoriam
     
    1923-1950

1951-2001

Friends

1923

Rev. Edwin A. Moosbrugger, S.J.
March 22, 2001
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 College Prep.

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 niece.

1928

Francis X. Tierney
Jan. 5, 2001
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 member of 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 four great-grandchildren.

1929

Richard J. Flynn
Nov. 28, 2000
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 (Mass.) 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 local high 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.

1930

Francis A. Lynch
Dec. 7, 2000
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, Spofford and 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 a nephew; and grandnephews and grandnieces. 

1932

George R. Darche
Feb. 4, 2001
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, he served in the Army and then, in 1946, started Masda Corp., a gas appliances distributorship with branches in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. Mr. Darche is survived by his wife, Pearl; two sons, including Richard J. '76; a daughter; a son-in-law, John J. Dowling III, M.D., '68; and nine grandchildren. 

1934

Rev. Paul J. Gilvary, S.J.
Dec. 24, 2000
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. 

1935

Robert K. Daw
Nov. 17, 2000
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 Agency in Holden, Mass., for many years. During his career, he had also been the property assessor for the town of Holden. An Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Daw had served in Europe. He is survived by one son; five daughters; three grandchildren; and nephews and nieces.

1937

Harold E. Koreman
Jan. 17, 2001
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 State Court of Claims in Albany; he was appointed to the state Court of Claims in 1978. Previously, he had served three years in the Appellate Division, first as an associate justice, and subsequently, 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 private practice. He is survived 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.

1938

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; and deputy 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 and nieces. 

1939

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.

1940

Joseph M. Dondanville, M.D.
Jan. 11, 2001
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; four sons; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. 

1941

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, Morris, FitzGerald 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. 

1942

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 as 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.

1943

Leo J. Bresnahan
Jan. 13, 2001
In Connecticut. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Bresnahan had held several administrative posts with the Connecticut State Welfare Department, 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 of Mental 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 grandchildren.

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.

1944

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.

1946

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 23 years. 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; three grandsons; 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 seven grandchildren. 

1948

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. During World 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 six grandchildren.

1949

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; and three grandchildren. 

1950

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. Active in town 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 member. From 1953 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 Evacuation Hospital for 22 months in the British Isles and Europe; his unit served in the first mobile hospital unit. Mr. Cwalinski was discharged in 1945 with the rank of corporal. He is survived by his wife, Irene; two sons; three daughters; 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 World 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.

 

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