In Lauderhill, Fla., at 95. A former associate judge, Mr. Burke had served on
the New York State Court of Appeals from 1955 through 1973; in 1954, and again
in 1974, he was New York City Corporation Counsel. During his stay on the bench,
he wrote 252 majority opinions and 146 dissenting or concurring opinions. A 1930
graduate of Fordham University Law School in New York City, Mr. Burke, in private
practice, represented individual and corporate clients in city, state and federal
courts. In 1938, he served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention; an
advocate for children and the less fortunate, Mr. Burke supported passage of
the "aid the needy" provision to the New York State Constitution which requires
that the state provide care and support to those in need. He is survived by two
sons, including Adrian P. Jr. '57;
a daughter; and 10 grandchildren.
John W. Keefe
At Our Lady of Hope Residence, Latham, N.Y., at 92. Prior to his retirement
in March 1979, Fr. Keefe had been the pastor of Holy Family Parish in Stottville,
N.Y.; previously he had served as pastor of St. John the Baptist Church in
Help of Christians Church in Albany, and St. Joseph's Church, Greenfield Center,
N.Y. Ordained to the priesthood in 1932, Fr. Keefe began his ministry as associate
pastor at Sacred Heart Church, Cairo, N.Y., and, then, at St. Ignatius Church
in Hornell. After serving at Sacred Heart Church in Lake George, he became the
chaplain at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Kenwood, where he remained for more
than 20 years. During this time, Fr. Keefe was Newman Club chaplain at Albany
Business College and New York
State Teacher's College; director of Newman Hall; director of the Marian Lodge;
and the director of the Diocesan Office for Displaced Persons. He is survived
by a sister.
John F. Manning
Oct. 12, 2000
At his home in St. George, Utah, at 94. During his career, Mr. Manning served
three terms in the Massachusetts State Legislature. From 1945 to 1964, he worked
for the Internal Revenue Service as a special agent; he later became an auditor
and purchasing agent for the Valley Bank of Nevada. A veteran of World War
II, Mr. Manning served with the U.S. Army Air Forces. He is survived by his
wife, Mary; a son; a daughter; and a granddaughter.
Edward F. Curry
Sept. 8, 2000
At Newport (R.I.) Hospital, at 89. Mr. Curry had worked
for the Sterling-Winthrop Pharmaceutical Company until
his retirement in 1974. He later taught physics
at Milton (Mass.) High School. Mr. Curry is survived by his wife, Patricia;
a son; two daughters; two sisters; six grandchildren; and 26 nephews and
Thomas M. Caffrey
Aug. 23, 2000
In Mercy Hospital, Scranton, Pa., at 89. Prior to his
retirement, Mr. Caffrey had been a labor market analyst
for the Pennsylvania Bureau of Employment Security.
He is survived by his wife, Jessie; a son; a daughter; and a grandson.
James J. Foley
Oct. 31, 2000
In Webster, Mass., at 88. Mr. Foley, who began working for the Worcester Post
Office in 1935 as a letter carrier, retired in 1972 as assistant supervisor
of the West Side Worcester Postal Station. During his career, he had also worked
at the Worcester Postal Credit Union and at the Worcester Market. Active in
many church, social and community organizations, Mr. Foley was a founding member
of St. Joan of Arc Parish in Worcester. He is survived by two sons; three daughters;
a sister; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nephews and nieces.
Edward T. Molloy
Nov. 6, 2000
In Hartford (Conn.) Hospital, at 88. Prior to his retirement in 1977, Mr. Molloy
had been employed by Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford. He is survived
by a son; two granddaughters; and a niece.
Paul E. Kirby Sr.
Oct. 4, 2000
In Sunshine Village, Phoenix, Ariz., at 86. Mr. Kirby owned
and operated the Lenox Market in Worcester for 28 years;
he had also worked for Hall Smith-Sysco
Foods. Mr. Kirby is survived by his wife, Constance; three sons; a brother,
Edward F. '47; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nephews and
Louis G. Beaudet
Aug. 27, 2000
In Houston, Texas, at 85. Prior to his retirement, Dr. Beaudet
had been an optometrist in Woonsocket, R.I., for 38 years.
Active in church, community
and social organizations, he had been involved in many projects associated
with the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO); in 1957, he was named CYO Man of
the Year for Northern Rhode Island. Dr. Beaudet served three years in the Army
Medical Corps during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; two
sons, Arthur L., M.D., '63 and Roger C. '70; a daughter; a sister; eight grandchildren;
and four great-grandchildren.
Paul V. Cross
Oct. 1, 2000
At the Windsor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in South Yarmouth,
Mass., at 85. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Cross worked as a superintendent
at the Chandler Construction Co. in Hyannis, Mass., for many years. A veteran
of World War II, he served in the Navy as a lieutenant. Mr. Cross is survived
by two sisters; and several nephews and nieces.
Timothy L. Donovan
Sept. 23, 2000
In California, at 84. Mr. Donovan is survived by a son; a daughter; and two
Adrian P. Driggs
Sept. 1, 2000
In Naples, Fla., at 84. During his career, Mr. Driggs had served as general
counsel to Agway Inc. and as staff counsel to Lever Brothers. He had been a
member of the President's Council at Holy Cross and a class agent; in 1989,
he was a recipient of the In Hoc Signo Award. Mr. Driggs is survived by his
wife, June; a son, Adrian P. III '76; a daughter; a sister; and two grandchildren.
John C. Cashin, M.D.
Nov. 5, 2000
In Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, Mass., at 84. A
longtime physician and surgeon, Dr. Cashin served the community
of northern Berkshire County and
southern Vermont for 49 years; he opened his medical practice in Adams, Mass.,
in 1951 and then relocated to North Adams in 1958. During his career, Dr. Cashin
had been a member of the surgical staffs of the North Adams Regional Hospital;
the former W.B. Plunkett Memorial Hospital in Adams; and the Putnam Memorial
Hospital in Bennington, Vt. At the time of his death, he was an honorary staff
member at North Adams Regional Hospital. In 1951, Dr. Cashin was appointed
to the department of surgery at the Albany (N.Y.) Medical College where he
taught for several years. A veteran of World War II, he served with the Navy
as the medical officer aboard the "Brush" destroyer in the Pacific; he then
served as chief of the department of pediatrics in the 12th Naval District
until his discharge in 1946. In addition to serving as a lieutenant commander
in the Naval Reserves, Dr. Cashin was a medical officer with the 42nd Special
Infantry Co. of the Marine Reserves in Pittsfield. He was a member of the President's
Council at Holy Cross. Dr. Cashin is survived by his wife, Barbara; and several
nephews and nieces.
Thomas J. Meehan Jr.
Nov. 1, 2000
At Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart, Fla., at 83. Prior to his retirement
in 1984, Mr. Meehan had been a hotel and restaurant manager for the Howard
Johnson Co. for 10 years. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; a daughter;
a brother; a sister; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
J. Robert Goodrich
Aug. 24, 2000
At his home in Montpelier,
Vt., at 81. During
his career, Mr. Goodrich
managed the family
in Montpelier, Vt.,
for many years. He
been a member of the Montpelier School Board; a trustee of Vermont College
and Norwich University; and a director of Chittenden Bank. A Navy veteran
of World War II, Mr.
Goodrich attained the
rank of lieutenant
commander; he was
awarded the Bronze Star. Mr. Goodrich is survived by his wife, Julia; three
sons; a daughter; twin brothers; a sister; and several grandchildren.
Robert A. Weems
Oct. 16, 2000
At the VNA Hospice House, Vero Beach, Fla., at 82. Prior to his retirement,
Mr. Weems had been a special agent for the FBI. During World War II, he had
been a lieutenant in the Navy. Mr. Weems is survived by his wife, Dolores;
two sons; two daughters; a brother; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
F. William Ahearn
Nov. 8, 2000
At Mount Auburn Hospital,
Cambridge, Mass., at
80. Mr. Ahearn operated
the Milton (Mass.) Auto
Body Shop for many years
and later sold automobiles
South Shore Buick in Quincy. At the start of his career, Mr. Ahearn joined
his father's business, Milton Auto Sales, which he operated until 1972. A Navy
veteran, he served in Europe and the Mediterranean Sea as a skipper on a Landing
Craft Infantry (LCI). Mr. Ahearn is survived by his wife, Bernice; three sons;
three daughters; and 11 grandchildren.
Emanuel A. Merullo
Sept. 3, 2000
In Danbury (Conn.) Hospital,
at 79. Prior to his retirement
in 1998, Mr. Merullo
had served 15 years as
the director of personnel
for the city of Danbury;
1981 until 1983, he had been employed by New Horizons Corp., Stamford, Conn.,
as an educational specialist. An educator for many years, Mr. Merullo began
his career in 1946 at the former Jesse Lee Academy, as a math teacher and baseball
coach; from 1949 until 1961, he taught math and coached track, football and
baseball at Danbury High School. Mr. Merullo then served eight years as the
assistant principal of Danbury High School and 12 years as principal of Bethel
High School. He had been an Army veteran of World War II. Mr. Merullo is survived
by his wife, Eleanor; three sons; a daughter; eight grandchildren; four brothers;
and many nieces and nephews, including Leonard R. Jr. '64.
Robert W. Smith
Oct. 5, 2000
In Concord (N.H.) Hospital, at 77. Prior to his retirement in 1987, Mr. Smith
had worked 20 years for Blue Cross-Blue Shield. During his career, he had also
been employed by the State of New Hampshire Treasury Department; the New Hampshire
State Health Department; and the H.E. Humphrey Co. A Navy veteran of World
War II, Mr. Smith had served with the amphibious forces in the Pacific theater.
After the war, he was a member of the 11-man naval commission in the India-Burma-Malay
States area; he was discharged from military service as a lieutenant junior
grade. Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Eileen.
William E. Manning Jr.
Aug. 28, 2000
World War II and the Korean War, retired Col. William E. Manning, USA, began
his military service in 1944, following graduation. Commissioned a second lieutenant
in 1945, he served in Alaska; taught military history to ROTC students at the
University of New Hampshire, Durham; attended General Staff College in Kansas;
and served with the Alaskan Command. Promoted to full colonel in 1966, Mr.
Manning finished his military career at the Pentagon, retiring in 1971 after
10 years of service there. He then worked 20 years as a civilian employee of
the Defense Department, retiring as deputy assistant secretary of the Army
for manpower and reserve affairs. Mr. Manning is survived by his wife, Irene;
two sons; a daughter; two sisters; five grandchildren; and nephews and nieces.
Carl E. Buckley Sr.
Sept. 17, 2000
E. '79 and Kevin C. '83; two daughters; a brother, J. Bruce '52; and 10 grandchildren.
Thomas A. Foran
Aug. 6, 2000
At his home in Lake Forest, Ill., of cancer, at 76. A Chicago trial attorney,
Mr. Foran was known for his role as a federal prosecutor in the Chicago Seven
conspiracy trial of 1969 and 1970. As U.S. attorney for the Northern District
of Illinois from 1968 to 1970, he also prosecuted more than 150 people in a
fight against organized crime. Mr. Foran returned to the private sector in
1970 as a partner in the firm of Foran, Wiss & Schultz; he continued to
practice law until shortly before his death. During World War II, Mr. Foran
was a Navy torpedo bomber pilot in the Pacific theater; following the war,
he entered private practice, joining the law firm of Righeimer & Righeimer
and then co-founding the firm of Foran & Wiss in 1957. Appointed Chicago's
special assistant corporation counsel in charge of land acquisitions in 1959,
Mr. Foran specialized in eminent domain law; he represented the city of Chicago
in major public work projects and later acted as counsel for property owners
in land acquisition matters. During this time, he became the first layperson
to serve on the Chicago Catholic Archdiocesan Board of Urban Affairs. Mr. Foran
is survived by his wife, Jean; three sons; three daughters; 16 grandchildren;
a brother; and a sister. His father was the late Francis L., M.D., '13; his
uncles were the late John J. '09, Rev. William A. '17, Rev. T. Lawrence, S.J., '20;
and Edward W. Larkin '09.
Philip R. Kneeland
Oct. 11, 2000
At his home in Worcester, at 78, after an illness. Prior to his retirement,
Mr. Kneeland had been a U.S. district court commissioner and magistrate judge
for 27 years. During his career, he presided at the U.S. Magistrate Court at
Fort Devens, Ayer, Mass., and practiced law in Worcester for many years. He
had been an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. Mr. Kneeland is survived
by nephews and nieces.
Rev. James A. Benson, S.J.
Nov. 21, 2000
At Waltham (Mass.)-Deaconess Hospital, at 75, after a long
illness. Fr. Benson had been the associate pastor at St.
Ignatius Church, Chestnut Hill, Mass.,
for the past 10 years. Previously, he had served eight years as the rector
of Bishop Connolly High School in Fall River, Mass., and four years as the
rector of Boston College High School. Ordained to the priesthood in 1956,
Fr. Benson taught for five years at the Fairfield (Conn.)
Preparatory School; beginning
in 1963, he worked 10 years at the Cranwell School in Lenox, Mass., first
as a teacher and then as the rector-headmaster. In 1973,
Fr. Benson became involved
with the Marriage Encounter program, later expanding his ministry to include
retreat work and spiritual direction. He is survived by several cousins.
Rev. Carlton C. Grenier, S.M.
Sept. 18, 2000
In St. Francis Home, Worcester, at 76, after a long illness. Prior to his retirement
last year, Fr. Grenier had served 45 years as a missionary in Bougainville,
Papua, New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Entering the Society of Mary Marist
Novitiate in Washington, D.C., he was ordained to the priesthood in 1954. An
Army veteran of World War II, Fr. Grenier served in the Pacific. He is survived
by a sister; a nephew; two nieces; grandnephews and grandnieces; and great-grandnephews
John E. Lawlor
Dec. 3, 2000
In Connecticut, at 75. Prior to his retirement in 1983, Mr. Lawlor had worked
20 years for Xerox Corporate Management; he joined the company as an executive
in the distribution divisions. Previously, he owned and operated several service
stations in the Binghamton, N.Y., area for more than 10 years. A World War
II veteran, Mr. Lawlor served two years as a Navy lieutenant in the Pacific
theater. He is survived by his wife, Joan; three sons, including Thomas P. '90;
four daughters, including Pamela Lawlor Schline '78; a sister; and 12 grandchildren.
Robert B. Leavy
Sept. 19, 2000
At the Glens Falls (N.Y.) Hospital, at 75. Prior to his retirement in 1987,
Mr. Leavy taught science in Darien, Conn., for 20 years. Previously, he was
employed by American Cyanamid in Stamford, Conn., for 20 years. Mr. Leavy is
survived by a brother; nephews and nieces; grandnephews and grandnieces; and
Harold K. LeMar
Oct. 15, 2000
At the Hebrew Home and Hospital, West Hartford, Conn., at 76. Mr. LeMar began
his career as a geophysicist for Texaco in Gillette, Wyo. After several years,
he relocated to Middletown, Conn., where he became an engineer for Pratt & Whitney
Aircraft in 1956. Moving through the ranks of multiple divisions of United
Technologies, he served as international sales manager for the Carrier Division
prior to his retirement in 1987. A Navy veteran of World War II, Mr. LeMar
served aboard the USS Rockhill Victory and USS Tabora. He is survived by two
sons; two daughters; and 13 grandchildren.
John L. Winship
Sept. 13, 2000
In New York, at 75. Mr. Winship began his career with Standard Oil, working
in China, India and Pakistan. In 1950, he returned to the United States to
take over the family business, Winship Wholesale, which he ran until his death.
From 1955 until 1971, he also owned Concord Emporium in Springville, N.Y. A
Navy veteran of World War II, Mr. Winship was a member of the NTC Sampson,
N.Y. V-12 Unit, and Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y., ROTC Unit; After his
discharge in 1946, he served in the U.S. Navy Reserve program, retiring in
1961 as an ensign. Mr. Winship is survived by two sons; three daughters; 10
grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a brother.
John W. Keating
May 10, 2000
At the Hospice House of Southwest Florida, Port Charlotte,
at 77. During his career, Mr. Keating worked many years for
Booz, Allen and Hamilton, in the
position of vice president, director of research, of the Foster D. Snell Company.
He also worked on the Atomic Energy Program at the University of Rochester
and served as the director of research of Strasenburg Laboratories, Rochester,
N.Y. Prior to his retirement in 1988, Mr. Keating had most recently been the
vice president of his own company, Clinical Protocol. A veteran, he had served
in the U.S. Navy, Naval Reserve and the Army Reserve. Mr. Keating is survived
by his wife, Marguerite; a son; a daughter; and a grandson.
Lawrence B. Cantwell
Sept. 18, 2000
In the Morristown (N.J.) Memorial Hospital, at 75. During
his career, Mr. Cantwell had worked 37 years for the Exxon
Corp.; he retired in 1986 as a section head
with the company's division in Florham Park, N.J. Active in community service,
Mr. Cantwell had volunteered with the United Way in Morris County, served on
the Randolph (N.J.) Board of Education and coached basketball, baseball and
the traveling basketball teams in Randolph. A Navy veteran of World War II,
he served in the Pacific theater; he had also been part of the V-12 program
during the war. A member of the President's Council and a Holy Cross class
agent, Mr. Cantwell served many years as an alumni admissions representative
for the College, covering college fairs and conducting interviews for prospective
students. Expressing her appreciation for his dedication and commitment to
the program, Director of Admissions Ann McDermott commented, "What I will always
remember about Larry was his passion for the students he met and his desire
to represent them completely to the admissions committee. He gave everything-heart
and soul-to the process and will be missed terribly by the members of our staff." Mr.
Cantwell is survived by his wife, Irene; three sons; and two grandchildren.
George M. Joseph, M.D.
Nov. 18, 2000
In the UMass Memorial Medical Center-Memorial Campus, at 77, after an illness.
In addition to serving as a staff physician at the former City Hospital in
Worcester, Dr. Joseph maintained a private practice in Worcester for 35 years,
retiring in 1988. He had also worked for the Worcester Department of
Public Health; Fairlawn Hospital; the Worcester Bus Co.; and Clark University.
Dr. Joseph had been a Holy Cross class agent. He is survived by three sons;
four daughters; 14 grandchildren; and nephews and nieces.
Maurice A. Capone, M.D.
Sept. 10, 2000
Va., at 73. Dr.
Capone had been
an assistant professor of medicine at Georgetown University, Washington,
D.C., until 1982.
He then maintained
a private practice
in internal medicine
Md., and later at Colonial Beach, retiring in December 1999. Dr. Capone is
survived by his wife, Helen; five sons; a daughter; two brothers; and a grandchild.
James L. Donohue
Oct. 29, 2000
In Northampton, Mass., at 78. During his career, Mr. Donohue had been the director
of public assistance for the Northampton Welfare Office for 10 years and a
social worker and supervisor with the Holyoke (Mass.) Welfare Department; he
had also worked for the Carlton Maintenance Co. and served as an office manager
for PBX Inc., retiring in 1995. An Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Donohue
served in the South Pacific. He is survived by his wife, Sally; two sons; a
daughter; six brothers, including David C. '59; a sister; and several grandchildren.
Charles H. Binder
Aug. 10, 2000
his home in Reading,
Pa., at 72. Prior
to his retirement,
Mr. Binder had
been employed in the maintenance and distribution department of Reading Hospital.
During the Korean War, he served in the Army. Mr. Binder, who played varsity
football, baseball and basketball in high school, and varsity football at
Holy Cross, was
elected one of
the top athletes
of Berks County,
Pa., from 1900-1950.
During the 1950s, he was an assistant football coach for his alma mater,
Catholic High School, in Reading. Mr. Binder is survived by his wife, Christine;
a son; three daughters; four brothers; a sister; and nine grandchildren.
William J. Gould Jr.
Oct. 31, 2000
In the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Bedford, Mass., at 73. A retired
investment broker, Mr. Gould was a founding partner of the former Boston brokerage
firm of Breck, McNeish and Nagle. Prior to establishing the company, he had
been associated with several other firms, including Drexel, Burnham and Lambert.
During the Korean War, Mr. Gould served in the Navy as an ensign aboard an
aircraft carrier in the Pacific. A member of the Holy Cross track team, he
won many intercollegiate track events and served as team captain during the
1949-50 season; in 1997, he was inducted into the Holy Cross Varsity Club Hall
of Fame. Mr. Gould is survived by his wife, Dolores; two sons; a daughter;
a brother; a sister; and two grandchildren.
Paul M. Kittredge
Nov. 8, 2000
At his home in Potomac, Md., at 77. A retired foreign service officer, Mr.
Kittredge worked 44 years for the U.S. Department of State, in locations including
East Asia, Latin America, Africa and Europe; he was an interpreter for Henry
Kissinger during the Paris Peace Talks. An Army veteran of World War II, Mr.
Kittredge served in East Asia. He is survived by his wife, Rita; a daughter;
a sister; and three grandchildren.