Tag Archive for 1951

CLASS OF 1951 | 2017 | ISSUE 1

Howard Goodrich and his wife, Darlene, are living a very active life in Indianapolis. They both serve on various organizations connected to the internal aspects of church life. Howard has been doing some writing, recently publishing an article on the social factors affecting the decline of churches. He met a retired history professor from Butler…

CLASS OF 1951 | 2016 | ISSUE 3

Ken Barratt wrote from an assisted living facility in Green Valley, Ariz., some 25 miles south of Tucson, to which he and his wife, Sabina, moved two years ago. Ken reports he stays quite busy with a number of musical activities, including playing the piano in a 17-piece group. He also works with a trumpeter…

CLASS OF 1951 | 2016 | ISSUE 2

Bill Mitchell wrote from Henderson, N.C., that he continues to be quite active. Bill said he’d do his darnesdest to make the 65th Reunion and he was hoping a lot of classmates would, too.At any rate, he’d try to get to a Wes football game. Bob Willet’s wife, Martha, wrote from Manhattan Beach, Calif., to…

CLASS OF 1951 | 2016 | ISSUE 1

It was hard to know in mid-winter how many ’51 classmates would attend our 65th Reunion, but Barney Kathan will be there for sure. He doesn’t miss many Reunions. Last year he sat at the seniors table with Dave Mize, who also plans on coming. Barney continues to research and his article on “Horace Bushnell and the Religious Education Movement”…

CLASS OF 1951 | 2015 | ISSUE 3

In every letter I write to classmates, I ask who they’ve seen or heard from. Bob Switzgable responded that he has been seeing Bill Churchill every summer on Cape Cod, where Bob lives himself. Bill now lives in Burlington, N.C. I’ve been telling people about the 65th Reunion next spring and Bob said he plans to come along with King…

CLASS OF 1951 | 2015 | ISSUE 2

John White wrote from Minnesota that the times had been flying by so fast, he couldn’t believe he had truly graduated from the old alma mater 64 years ago. John said he’d been married twice, had four children, who in turn had seven kids, who are turning into being gray-headed themselves, who in turn have three…

ROBERT E. NAGLE ’51

ROBERT E. NAGLE, an attorney who specialized in labor law, died Aug. 16, 2014. He was 84. A member of Sigma Nu, he received his degree with high distinction in history. After receiving his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and his LL.M. from Georgetown University, he served as a legal officer in…

FRANK C. HOHMEISTER JR. ’51

FRANK C. HOHMEISTER JR., 89, an importer, died Jan. 24, 2015. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He imported French marine products and served on community boards. His wife, Joanne Davis Hohmeister survives, as do three sons, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

JOSEPH I. CARTA ’51

JOSEPH I. CARTA, a retired businessman, died Nov. 29, 2014. He was 85. A member of Delta Tau Delta, he served in the U.S. Army and worked in sales for several companies. Among those who survive are his wife, Florence D’Onofrio Carta, five children, 12 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

WILLIAM W.M. BERKMAN ’51

WILLIAM W.M. BERKMAN, a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel, died Nov. 12, 2014, at age 85. He was a member of Sigma Nu. During the Vietnam War he completed 148 combat missions. Later, he served at bases worldwide, retiring after 31 years as assistant director of Plans HQ NORAD/ASCCOM. He received numerous awards and medals.…