Prayer Requests


We are asking for your prayers for Bonnie Jonas (Boggioni). Over the past couple of year many of you have prayed for Guido and now Bonnie has a very serious condition, AML ( acute-myeloid-leukemia) stage 4-5. She has started chemo hoping to throw it into remission.

Let’s flood the heavens with prayers! 



We have a couple of our Texas classmates in need of your prayers! We have been praying for Guido Boggioni (class of ‘65 and husband of our Bonnie Jonas) for some time as he battles his Epiglottis cancer. His scan, while making huge progress, was not clear yet so two more chemo treatments ahead. Guido, and Bonnie as his caregiver, can use your prayers.  

Now our dear friend Linda Baer has just completed radiation and chemo for a small, but unfortunately  inoperable tumor discovered during a colonoscopy. She can use your prayers that this takes care of it.  

Both Guido and Linda have been very ill and your kind words, thoughts and prayers will be so appreciated! Guido is under Guests at bottom of our classmate list on the website if you want to send him a message and of course Linda is under classmates. We love you! 



Adding in Toni Cardi's address so we can shower her with cards as Debbie Alexander suggested  and put it on your calendar to send one periodically to keep up her spirits. Little things mean so much!

Toni Cardi

1238 Bunker Hill Blvd. 

Columbus, OH 43220




This news from Mary Margaret: 

Hi All.  I wanted to let everyone know that Toni Cardi was readmitted to the hospital this past Sunday.  After an MRI on Monday, it was determined that she had suffered either a series of small mini-strokes or something a bit more serious.  She has been moved to the new neuroscience wing of Riverside Methodist Hospital and is in room 2010.  The direct phone number to her room is 614-544-7774.  When I spoke to her yesterday, she said that she was scheduled to undergo more testing today in order to determine exactly which type of stroke and which medications would be best to prevent a recurrence.  She gave me permission to provide this information to everyone and  that she would be most appreciative for prayers to be said for the state of her health going forward.  Apparently, both of her parents passed away from the effects of high blood pressure and so she is, understandably, quite worried.   MM



We are saddened to tell you that our classmate Bill DeLong has passed away April 26 after a battle with Pancreatic cancer.  He lived in Stow outside of Akron and his service is there this Friday. 

In Memory of

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Obituary for William DeLong

William H. DeLong, 68, of Stow joined the Lord after a silent struggle with pancreatic cancer.
Prior to marrying the love of his life in 1973, Bill was born September 23, 1948 in Columbus, graduated from Bishop Watterson HS ('66), and earned his degree in Electronics Engineering from Ohio Institute of Technology ('72). 
An automotive enthusiast, Bill was a member of SCCA racing teams in the early 70s. He also fondly remembered his time with Wang Laboratories in the 1980s, where his project teams worked on cutting edge technology. That said, it was his lifelong love of the outdoors that left an indelible mark on future generations. Whether fishing, watching sporting events, playing catch, or working in the yard, those quiet moments are where Bill connected with so many of us.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Sandra (Kutney), his son Aaron, daughter-in-law Cynthia (neé Meyer), and grandchildren Tomasina, Aaron James, and Morgan. He also leaves behind numerous siblings-in-law, nieces, and nephews with whom he shared unique, valued relationships.

The family will receive visitors on Friday, May 5 from 6-8 PM at Dunn Quigley Stow Chapel (3333 Kent Rd. at Rt. 91). A memorial Mass will be held at Holy Family Church (3179 Kent Rd., Stow) on Saturday, May 6 at 11AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to UH Seidman Cancer Center or Hospice of the Western Reserve, whose care of Bill in his final days was greatly appreciated.
Please visit Bill's Book of Memories at to view or leave condolences. 



Toni Cardi has moved to Mayfair Village Assisted Living, 3000 Bethel Rd, Columbus, 43220. Her phone is 614-340-0263. Please take a minute to send her a card, give her a call or stop by.  She would love to hear from you. 



We have two people to pray for today.  Guido Boggioni ('65) husband of Bonnie Jonas is having a growth removed from his Epiglottis.  Prayers for a successful outcome would be appreciated.   

Please take a minute to say a prayer for Toni Cardi.  Her foot infection got worse and Mary Kay emailed us that Toni is at Whetstone Rehabilitation Center, 3710 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, OH 43214 614-340-0263. She is doing better but is very bored! She would love cards and visitors!


Toni Cardi is just home from the hospital with a bad foot infection and is confined to her bed. Mary Kay DiNovo has been helping her but Toni has no family nearby and if anyone can assist that would be great.  Toni is not on her computer now so here is her phone number. I'm sure she would like to hear from you.  (614) 457 2767. And of course your prayers are always appreciated  angel



Great report back from Bob Bunsey on his recent surgery! 

"I wanted to pass on some wonderful news that I received yesterday afternoon. My cardiologist called to tell me that the TEE test that I had Tuesday morning looked great and the heart surgery that I had on July 9th was a "fantastic success". He indicated that the implanted Watchman device was working properly and not leaking clots into my bloodstream. The payoff is that I can stop taking Coumadin, the blood thinner that nearly took my life on two occasions.

I want to thank everyone for their continued prayers, encouragement and personal comments about their's and their spouse's heart condition and experience with Atrial Fibrillation.

I have to have a follow up TEE test in a year to make sure everything continues to go well. I'll let you know how things are as my journey continues.

Yesterday was one of the greatest days of my life, only surpassed by the days that my children and grandchildren were born and the day that my beautiful wife Joan of 41 years agreed to marry me. A GREAT WONDERFUL DAY TO BE ALIVE!!!!"



Our classmate Bob Bunsey had successful surgery this week to implant a new device called a "Watchman" to prevent strokes in those with Atrial Fibrillation. Click on the link to see Bob on 10TV news.

Bob is listed under classmates if you'd like to send him a note. 

Bob Bunsey posted this info and we wanted to add Bob to our prayer requests.  


I'm having heart surgery tomorrow morning at Riverside Methodist Hospital. I have atrial fibrillation where the heart doesn't pump properly and they've had me on blood thinners for several years. I've had several occurrences where I've started bleeding internally with the worst happening 3 years ago which required 3 nights in intensive care, 8 pints of blood transfusions and nearly the loss of my life. 
The surgery that they will be doing tomorrow is the implanting of a device in the left atrial apendage called the "Watchman". It is intended to keep blood clots that pool in this part of my heart from breaking off and heading to the brain to cause a stroke. My surgery will be the first time it has ever been done at Riverside since recently having been approved by the FDA. When I was at the hospital today for a preliminary test 10 TV asked me if they could do an interview, so look for be on the 5:30 PM news tomorrow evening.
Your prayers and good thoughts would really be appreciated as I'm going through the surgery tomorrow morning at 8:30AM and the start of this newest chapter of my life. Thanks!!

We received an email from Suzanne Hill Cole, WHS '61, the sister of our classmate Mike Hill, giving us the terrible news that Mike has recently become a double amputee due to Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). Right now Mike is still in a rehab facility and hopes to be able to return home in late July. Suzanne is suggesting that hearing from his old friends and classmates might help in the healing process. She also asks for your prayers.  If you can send Mike a card his address is: Mike Hill, 186 N. Colonial Drive, Cortland, OH 44410.  Or you can go to the classmate profiles page and read about Mike, see his high school photo and send him an email through this website. Please pray for Mike's successful and rapid recovery.   
We are again sad to add the name of another classmate, Kathy Swartz. I'm sure many of you remember how funny Kathy was! Although we had lost track of her in recent years she will be missed.

Kathleen M. Williams, age 66, Saturday, May 23, 2015. Member of New Life United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Walter and Louise Swartz; 3 brothers, Larry, Don, and Pat. Survived by children, Nancy (Rick) Theado-Miller, Brian (Heather) Theado, and Christine (David) Edwards; grandchildren, Camryn Theado, Theo Miller, Natasha Miller, Lucy Theado, and Eli Miller; siblings, Mike Swartz, Nancy Swartz, Mary Sue (Robert) Schell, Marty Eyerman, Jim (Jenny) Swartz, and Janet (Todd) Hentges. Family will receive friends Friday, 10am – 11am at the MAEDER-QUINT-TIBERI FUNERAL HOME, 1068 S. High Street where Service will begin at 11am, Rev. Jennifer Kimball Casto officiating. Private burial. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to New Life United Methodist Church, 25 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus, OH. 43201. 
This is a very sad way to start the new year. I know we all hoped and prayed that Nancy´s bone marrow transplant from her son in July would be successful. I spoke with her New Years weekend and she sounded upbeat and optimistic. I´m sure she thought she had more time. Please pray for Nancy and her family. 


Nancy A. (Kattenhorn) Mapes 

Mapes Nancy A. (Kattenhorn) Mapes, 66, passed away Monday, January 26, 2015 at her home. She was the wife of the late Dennis M. Mapes. A celebration of life tribute service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, January 31, 2015 at HEFFNER FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORY, INC., 1551 Kenneth Road, York, PA. A visitation will be held from 2-3 p.m. Saturday at the Funeral Chapel. Born April 18, 1948 in St. Petersburg, FL, a daughter of Mary (Finch) Kattenhorn of Dublin, OH and the late Wilbur P. Kattenhorn, she was the school nurse at Roundtown Elementary School in York. Mrs. Mapes had previously worked at York Memorial Hospital and Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH. Nancy was a member of the Catholic Church and would often be found volunteering for numerous organizations. She cherished spending time with her children and grandchildren and loved being part of their lives and activities. In addition to her mother, Mrs. Mapes is survived by two daughters, Stacy A. and husband, Ferdinand Maloney and Jenna E. Mapes, both of York; two sons, Chadwick M. Mapes and his fiance, Heather Jovanelly and Ryan P. and wife, Laura Mapes, both of York; seven grandchildren, Maura, Corinne, and Deirdre Maloney, Jaden Jovanelly, Dominic Mapes, and Scarlette and Grayson Mapes; a brother, Chuck and wife, Dee Dee Kattenhorn of Columbus; a sister, Janet Shelton of Columbus; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister Barbara Arnold and a brother Robert Kattenhorn. Memorial contributions may be made to Olivia's House, 830 S. George St., York, PA 17403 or to  , 2405 Park Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Online condolences may be made at


Sue Endebrock Scribner had a very successful outcome to her heart surgery in October and continues to improve. Thanks for your prayers.


Lorraine Heitchue can also use your prayers. Her husband, Roger Fox, had a debilitating stroke a year ago and still does not talk. Lorraine was his caregiver until having gall bladder surgery in August. As a rare complication it damaged her optic nerves and has affected her vision. Please pray for their recoveries. 


Last summer we asked you to pray for Nancy Kattenhorn Mapes as she underwent a bone marrow transplant at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore to combat her AML Leukemia.  Although her son was a match the procedure was not successful.  Nancy must have blood tranfusions and platelets two days a week. Please pray that she goes into remission and of course for a cure for this illness. 

You can send Nancy an email at  or call her at 717-870-8996. Her mailing address is 1435 Breezeview Drive, York, PA 17404. I spoke with her and she sounds optimistic but knows prayers are needed.  I’m sure she’d would enjoy hearing from you.  



Sue Endebrock Scribner will undergo Open Heart Surgery tomorrow in Fairfax, VA. The surgeon assures the family that Sue is at low risk and should expect excellent results but they request your prayers for a successful surgery and speedy recovery.

Sue does not use the internet even for email so if you would like to snail mail her a card she would love to hear from you. Her address is:

Sue Scribner, 4432 Custis Rd., Richmond VA 23225



Unfortunately we must add Jane Cliffords obituary to our list of classmates we have lost.

Jane Clifford Klenotic

Jane Klenotic

A beloved mother, wife, sister, daughter, aunt, teacher, mentor, and friend, Jane Klenotic lost her two-year battle with cancer on July 30, 2014.

A long-time resident of Northeast Ohio, Jane was a passionate teacher who dedicated 26 years to the academic and spiritual needs of the second graders of St. Hilary School, Fairlawn.

Preceded in death by her mother, Vern; father, Edward; brother, Timothy; sister, Ann, and husband, Andrew Jr.; Jane is survived by her children, Andrew III, Jennifer, and Kevin; sisters, Bridgid, Ellen and Mary (George); and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Sunday, August 3rd from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Ciriello and Carr Funeral Home, 39 S. Miller Rd. in Fairlawn. Mass of Christian Burial Monday, August 4th at 9:30 in St. Hilary Catholic Church, Fairlawn, with interment to follow at Rose Hill Burial Park. Memorials may be made to the St. Hilary Foundation (Jane Klenotic Scholarship Fund) or VNS Hospice, 3358 Ridgewood Rd., Akron, OH 44333.

FAIRLAWN 330-836-3100

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Jane Clifford (Kenotic) has been on our prayer list since last year. Unfortunately Jane has advanced colon cancer that has now spread and she is in hospice care. Jane is not active on our website so If you want to reach Jane or send a note to her please send through Kathy Wintering and she will see that Jane receives your message.

Nancy Kattenhorn (Mapes) was diagnosed with Leukemia earlier this year and has been undergoing chemo therapy. Her sister Janet has been there to help take her to her treatments at Johns Hopkins an hour away. Nancy will undergo a bone marrow transplant later in July and her youngest son will be the donor. Nancy sounded good and has high hopes for a successful outcome. Please include Nancy in your prayers!

Jane Koob (Kunkler) has been undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, Jane looks great and says she is doing well. Her cancer was caught in an early stage but Jane says prayers are always welcome!

For Nancy Kattenhorn and Jane Koob you can go to top tab "Classmate Profiles" and find their names and send an email if you'd lke to be in touch. For Jane Clifford send to Kathy Wintering.


John Favret's obituary was posted on his facebok page by his siblings: For those of you in Central Ohio the memorial service will be next Wednesday, June 4.

John M Favret, 65, of Williamsburg, VA, passed into God’s hands at home on May 23, 2014, with his wife at his side. He was born Aug 3 1948 in Columbus, OH. A graduate of Ohio Dominican University and The Ohio State University with a Masters in Social Work, he was Director of Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg for 18... years and a member of American Legion Post 239 SAL, Worthington, OH. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Nursing Home Administrator, John worked as a mental health services provider throughout his entire professional career. In Ohio, he was employed with private and community facilities as well as with the Ohio Department of Mental Health. Moving to Virginia in 1986, he worked for First Hospital Corporation, Charter Westbrook Hospital, Eastern Physicians & Associates, Portsmouth Psychiatric Center; Tidewater Psychiatric Institute, and the Psychiatric Institute of Washington, D.C. In January 1992, Mr. Favret became the Eastern State Hospital Director where he continued until his retirement. He was actively involved in many community outreach programs and civic organizations including: Olde Towne Medical Clinic, Center on Aging and Geriatric Health, Dream Catchers Therapeutic Riding Center, Kiwanis Club, and the Williamsburg Area Chamber of Commerce. He was honored in 2000 as Citizen of the Year by the Williamsburg Area of Chamber of Commerce. He has also received the Prentis award from the College of William and Mary in 2001 and the James City County Excellence in Service award in 2007. Preceded in death by parents, Ann W and James L Favret, brother Charles A, and nephew David M. Survived by wife Cynthia M, sons Michael G, Zachary A, Sean Gerard and grandson Vance. Sadly missed by brothers James L, Jr (Alice), Mark E (Peggy), Matthew J (Laura), sister Mariann F Metzger, numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30am on Wed, June 4, 2014, in the chapel at Resurrection Cemetery, 9571 N High St, Lewis Center, OH, followed by inurnment. The family will then receive friends at the American Legion Post 239, 700 Morning St in Worthington. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the Michael Galen Favret Special Needs Trust, c/o BayPort Credit Union, 4171 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, Virginia 23188.



These are coming way too often. We must add John Favret to our list of those no longer with us.  John had a third recurrence of cancer and sadly passed away this week. The obituary information is incomplete but you can add your own rembrance to the online guest book at the link provided below. When we receive information abouta memorial service we will let you know.

John M. Favret NEWPORT NEWS - Williamsburg - John M. Favret passed away on May 23, 2014. On line condolences can be shared with the family at - See more at:




We are so sorry to add another classmate to this list. We are told Vicki had cancer.  Please remember Vicky and her family in your prayers.

Vicky Ann (Della Maria) Nolan

Vicki Ann Nolan, age 65, Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Kobacker House, Columbus, OH. Member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. Former school teacher and a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Preceded in death by son Victor Stephen Nolan, parents Roma and Victor Della Maria. Survived by loving husband of 43 years, Eugene J. Nolan; son, James Nolan both of Columbus, OH; daughter, Andrea (Ryan) McManamon, of Olmsted, Falls, OH; grandchildren, Joe and Ellen McManamon; and many dear cousins and friends. Family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, in the NOVAK FUNERAL HOME, 4476 N. High Street, Columbus, OH (one block north of Henderson Road). Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 20 E. Dominion Blvd., Columbus, OH. Rev. Fr. Michael B. Watson, celebrant. Interment Saint Joseph Cemetery, 6440 S. High Street, Lockbourne, OH 43137. In lieu of flowers, contribution may be made to: John Carroll University, Victor Stephen Nolan Scholarship Fund, John Carroll University, 20700 N. Park Blvd., University Hts., OH 44118.




It seems like all of our prayer requests lately have been for those who have passed away. We hope you will also send us prayer requests for those who are suffering  illness or other hardships.

Schieser (Sr. Frederick)

Schieser Jane Gordon Schieser, age 90, passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at The Convalarium at Indian Run, Dublin, Ohio. Jane was the devoted spouse of Warren Schieser for 44 years. Formerly, she was Dominican Sister Mary Frederick who was at Bishop Watterson High School for ten years, serving as Chairperson of the English Department and Assistant Principal. After leaving the convent, she was an English teacher at Worthington High School. Jane was born in 1923 in Columbus, Ohio, daughter of the late William and Margaret Gordon. She had a Master of Arts degree from Notre Dame University. Jane loved traveling and sailing. She was a founding member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Powell, Ohio. Jane is survived by her husband, Warren; sister, Ellen (John) Dye; children, Donald Schieser, Stephen (Laurie) Schieser and Rebecca (Gene) Ratajczak; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visiting hours will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. FRIDAY at the RUTHERFORD FUNERAL HOME AT POWELL, 450 West Olentangy St., Powell, OH 43065, (614)-792-1471(614)-792-1471. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014 at ST. PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH, 6899 Smoky Row Road, Columbus, OH 43235, where family will receive friends before the Mass on Saturday from 9-10 a.m. The Reverend Mark Summers will celebrate the Mass. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Lewis Center, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to OhioHealth Hospice, c/o OhioHealth Foundation, 180 East Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215. Please visit to send condolences to the Schieser Family.

Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Mar. 5 to Mar. 6, 2014


Jane Clifford Klenotic lost her husband this year and now Jane is battling cancer. Please include her in your prayers.

Please include our friend and classmate John Favret in your prayers as he battles a reoccurence of cancer.

Many of you will remember Pat McGreevy. Pat was at Watterson our freshman year but hung around with our class even as he finished at North.  He usually came to our friday night reunion party. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. 



Pat "The Chief" McGreevy, age 65 of Upper Arlington, passed away Tuesday,
October 1, 2013. Pat was a leader, a talker, a source of comfort and love, an
inspiration, a go-getter and an over-all "one-of a kind" type of guy. Pat was
born in Columbus and grew up in Clintonville, son of the late John (Mac) and
Eileen McGreevy. Pat attended Immaculate Conception and Bishop Watterson High
School and graduated from North High School. Following, Pat then graduated from
The Ohio State University. He worked as a former Lobbyist and also a real estate
investor. There were a couple of trademarks that Pat claimed everyone around
town knew him by... His white 82' Buick Riviera convertible that he drove around
Columbus for over 20 years honking his horn to any familiar face he saw, his
gray mustache that he had for 35 years, or his stunning looks as he jokingly
referred to himself often as "Dark Handsome Irish - The most handsome man in
Columbus". Pat was truly a character and everyone would agree that there is NO
ONE else in the world quite like him. If you knew him, you had most likely heard
that phrase, "You hear me or You know what I mean" come out of his mouth. even
if you didn't know what he meant.He had an outgoing personality and never met a
stranger. He was a man that had strong values of simplicity in life and truly
embraced family traditions. Up until he was sick, it was a known fact that he
had never taken time to sit down and take a nap. He was on the go and ready at
all times to live his life to the fullest. He was active in the Indian Guides
and Princesses. Pat loved the Buckeyes, Columbus Clippers, politics, reading a
book in the front yard, traveling, bike rides and hiking. But most of all, Pat
cherished the time spent with family, especially his granddaughter Annie. From
heaven he will be looking over and will be greatly missed by his loving wife of
34 years, Connie McGreevy; children Jessica, Ryan and Maggie McGreevy;
granddaughter, Annie McGreevy; siblings, Jim McGreevy, Jean McGreevy, Marianne
(Mike) Haught, Cathy (Patrick) Eisnaugle and Julie (Colin) Campbell;
sister-in-law, Betsy Loeb; brother-in-law, Charles (Maryanne) Loeb; and many
other extended family members and dear friends. Visiting Hours where family will
receive friends will be held from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M on Friday, October 4,
2013. Memorial service will be held at 11:30 A.M. Saturday, October 5, 2013 at
SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 1740 Zollinger Rd - Mr. Jason Barger will be
officiating. Reception following the service to celebrate Pat's life. To share
memories or condolences, please visit



Green Harry 65, of Columbus, passed away Friday, July 19, 2013 at St. Ann's. He was born February 9, 1948 in Columbus, son of the late Joseph and Helen Buckerfield Green. In addition to his parents, Harry was preceded in death by his brothers Joe and Johnny Green, sisters Josie Haley and Joanne Keister, sister-in-law Sharon Forsyth Fridenmaker. He is survived by his wife, Mary Rita Forsyth Green; daughter, Elizabeth (Krista Keir) Green; brothers, Bill Green, Bud (Pat) Green; sisters, Ruthie Cox, Bev Russell, Florence (Thurman) Adair; sisters-in-law, Sally (Phil) Mastenbrook, Virginia Forsyth; and a host of extended family. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 23, 2013 from 4-6 p.m. at NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME NE CHAPEL, 3047 E. Dublin-Granville Rd. Columbus. Prayer service with Father David E. Gwinner as presider will begin at 6 p.m. To leave a special message for the family please visit



Eleanor G. Boggioni, age 92, Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Whetstone Care Center. She was very active in support of St. Michael's activities prior to moving to Whetstone. She is preceded in death by Nello, her loving husband of 50 years, and her son John. She is survived by daughter, Louise (Grant) Murphy-Gilbert; and sons, Guido (Bonnie) and Joseph (Linda); grandchildren, Michael, Mark, Brian, Paul, Angela, Joe, Carman, Ami, Robert, Mark; and many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Friends may call Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at the NOVAK FUNERAL HOME, 4476 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43214 (two blocks north of Henderson Road), 614-268-8811614-268-8811
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. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Delaware, Ohio. Fr. James Black celebrant. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the hospice of your choice. Online condolences to
Published in The Columbus Dispatch.



Richard L. Walker, recently of Las Vegas, NV, age 79, died Monday January 14, 2013. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio and formerly married to Eleanor D. Walker of Columbus. He is survived by Eleanor and their children, Thomas (spouse, Dianna), Kim (Dick Kurth) and Brad (Angela); grandchildren, Danny, Thomas, and Lauren Kurth, Lennon and Sienna Walker. He served in the US Army as a Lieutenant. He was a graduate of John Carroll University, inducted into the JCU Hall of Fame, with Masters Degree from OSU. He was a History teacher and head football coach at Watterson HS (Columbus, OH - where his 1966 team won the State of Ohio Football Championship), assistant coach at the University of Toledo, US Naval Academy, The Ohio State University (5 Big Ten Championships, National Championship), New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers (2 Super Bowl Championships) and stints with the USFL and CFL. "Dick" ("Doak") Walker was born of less than privileged means, however, a chance meeting led to a "try out" and eventual football scholarship at John Carroll University that changed his life potential and trajectory. He devoted his career to the development and betterment of young men, and people in general. The experiences he gained, people he met, and those he influenced during his lifetime - are his legacy. With regard to this legacy, he died one of the wealthiest men on the planet. There will be no funeral arrangements. A memorial mass and reception will be held in Columbus, Ohio January 26, 2013 at Bishop Watterson H.S. The mass, performed by the Rev. Michael Watson, will begin at 11 a.m. with reception at 12Noon. The family wishes that, in lieu of flowers, donations be designated to the "Bishop Watterson Football Coaches Legend Endowment Fund." Interested individuals may make their gifts out to "Bishop Watterson High School," with the fund named in the memo line, and mailed to Watterson HS (attn: Jenifer Rasor), 99 East Cooke Rd., Columbus, OH 43214, or contact Jenifer direct at (614) 268-3041(614) 268-3041
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch January 19-20.


Please add the soul of Christine Cotting to your prayerss.. Many of you will remember her. She was blonde and vivacous. Mary Anne McMahon Herbst sent this to add to our site: Christine went to IC and I think she went to Watterson for about a year. She moved to Cincinnati. Chris passed away in July from cancer. She was living in Virginia. She was my first friend on Crestview Road when we first moved to Columbus. There is a website for Chris -


Please add Mary Ann Nolan and her family to your prayer requests. Mary Ann's mom passed away and her obituary follows: 


NOLAN Mary Jane, age 96, Tuesday, April 17, 2012. Born May 21, 1915 in Columbus. Daughter of the late Ralph A. and Mary Ann (McAllister) McCann. Graduate of St. Joseph Academy. Preceded in death by her husband Col. James L. Nolan, sisters Katherine Eberst, Patricia Donovan, brothers John McCann, James McCann and Thomas McCann. Survived by children, James L. (Susan) Nolan Jr., Stephen J. (Ellen) Nolan, Mary Ann (Jeff) Nolan Thomas, and Thomas P. (Linda) Nolan; grand-children, James L. Nolan, III, Erin (Brian) Smith, Brad (Heidi) Nolan, Michael (Meghan) Nolan, Dr. Patrick Nolan, Jeffrey Austin Solem, Cassidy Marie Nolan; great-grandchildren, Ella Jane Smith, Abigail Adams Smith, Audrey Jane Nolan, Anna Grace Nolan and Jack Bradley Nolan; sister, Martha Kelley; brother, Ralph McCann; many other relatives and friends. Friends may call Friday 4-7 p.m., Prayer Service 6:45 p.m., at the EGAN-RYAN NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 4661 Kenny Rd. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Church, 1559 Roxbury Rd. Burial Resurrection Cemetery. Friends who wish may contribute in her memory to Charity Newsies or Our Lady of Victory Church. 
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from April 19 to April 20, 2012 


-Your prayers are requested for the Schultheis family. To see Jim's obituary go to our In Memory page. 


Many of you knew Msgr. Kenneth Grimes. Although he became Principal at Watterson after we graduated he was also a pastor at Our Lady of Peace for many years as well as assisting at Holy Name, St. Agatha, and St. Andrew's parishes over the years. Fr. Grimes died this past weekend of cancer. His obituary follows and we have also included a link to the Watterson High School website where they have posted a nice article about him.

We ask that you remember Msgr. Grimes in your prayers. We have added him to our Prayer Request page on our class website as well.


Reverend Monsignor Kenneth F. Grimes, age 80, died on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Mother Angeline McCrory Manor. The son of J. Colby and Rebecca (Ryan) Grimes, he was born in Columbus, Ohio on April 14, 1931. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Nancy Quinn, brother Daniel and nephew Msgr. Colby Grimes. He is survived by brother, Colby; sister, Suzanne Haney; and many nieces, nephews and their families. He attended St. Mary Magdalene School, Columbus and St. Charles High School and College, receiving a B.A. in Philosophy in 1953. He subsequently studied theology at Mount St. Mary of the West Seminary, Norwood, Ohio, from which he graduated in 1957, and studied at The Ohio State University where he received his Masters in Education in 1964. He was ordained to the Priesthood May 25, 1957 by the Most Reverend Edward G. Hettinger. In 1992 he was named Monsignor when His Holiness, Pope John Paul II, bestowed upon him the title Prelate of Honor. Monsignor Grimes served as assistant pastor at St. Francis De Sales Church, Newark (1957-60) while also teaching at Newark Catholic High School and serving as Chaplain of the Diocesan Committee on Scouting for Boys (1958-60). Instructor at Bishop Watterson High School, with residence at Our Lady of Peace Church, Columbus (1960-64); instructor with residence at Bishop Ready High School (1964-65).He served as Principal of Notre Dame High School, Portsmouth (1965-70); Assistant Superintendent of Schools (1970-76) with residency at Holy Name Church (1970-71); Principal of Bishop Watterson High School (1971-76); Co-Pastor, St. Agatha Church, Columbus, (1976-78) and then Pastor (1978-86); Pastor of Our Lady of Peace Church, Columbus, (1986-2006) from which he retired from assigned priestly ministry. In addition to his devoted service to his parishes, as well as his many accomplishments in the field of education, Msgr. also served as Chaplain of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1973 to 1995. His appointment came as a result of his friendship with longtime House Speaker Vern Riffe. During his retirement, he lived and assisted at St. Andrew Church, Columbus. Msgr. Grimes will be remembered as a beloved pastor, principal, teacher, coach, son, brother, uncle and friend. Monsignor's body will be received at Our Lady of Peace Church, 20 E. Dominion Blvd., Columbus on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 2 p.m. where friends may call from 2-8 p.m. and again on Friday, October 21, 2011 from 10 a.m. until the Funeral Mass, which will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Bishop Frederick F. Campbell will be the principal celebrant, Bishop James A. Griffin and Bishop Robert Donnelly (a classmate of Msgr. Grimes) will concelebrate and Rev. Michael Watson will offer the homily. Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery will take place after a bereavement meal hosted by Our Lady of Peace Church. In lieu of flowers. please consider a donation to the Msgr. Kenneth Grimes Endowment Scholarship Fund at Bishop Watterson High School or in his memory to St. Charles Preparatory School. Arrangements by EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 403 E. BROAD ST. Visit for condolences.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from October 18 to October 20, 2011


We have two new people to add to our prayer requests. 

Linda Weiner Bennet ask us to please pray for the repose of the soul of her sister, Donna Weiner Finkes, who passed to new life on Oct 9, 2011. She was a 1959 grad of WHS. She was a victim of lung CA. Please also remember her children.

We also have heard that Chris O'Neil Tarini lost her mom this week. Please add your prayers for Mrs. O'Neil.This is an error and turns out to be the mother-in-law of Chris' brother Pat. :) Please pray for her as well. :)


To all of you who have been following the progress of Jim Schultheis' battle with cancer this past year on their Caringbridge site you already know that as of last Monday he has had a serious relapse and the cancer has returned. Your prayers are urgently needed.

To follow Mary Margaret's poignant journal you can go to and sign on to this free site:


We have created this page to allow you to show care and concern for your fellow classmates and old friends in time of need. A card or note of encouragement can lighten the day of someone in need of a smile. And your prayers are always appreciated.

  • Thanks for all the prayers said and cards sent to Jim Schultheis and Colleen Cotter this past year. Your prayers were answered and both of them came to our 45th Reunion - Good work!!
  • As a follow-up to the notice about Susan Galbreath's son (posted below) we received a lovely note and she thanks everyone who made contact with her. The thoughts and prayers of her old classmates meant a lot to her. She promises to attend our 50th Reunion.


Many of you will remember a classmate of ours from St. Agatha and Watterson, Susan Galbreath. She finished hight school in Switzerland and so was not actually part of our official graduating class, but like a number of others we consider her part of our Reunion group.


We are sad to report that Susan lost her son this week as the result of a tragic accident and his obituary follows.  If you would like to send a card to Sue her address is:





I hope you have all been following the Caring Bridge Journals written by Mary Margaret Clark Schultheis chronicling Jim's battle with lung cancer this past few months. MM has a wonderful talent for writing and her journal will make you both laugh and cry. Caring Bridge also makes it easy to send Jim and MM a note. The Caring Bridge link for Jim is below.   

Last week Colleen Cotter Blumer underwent triple heart bypass surgery in Cincinnati after having suffered a heart attack. She is very lucky to be alive and has returned home to continue recuperating.  You can send her a note through the website or her email is  Colleen kept a Caring Bridge Journal when her husband Gabe had a Kidney transplant 2 1/2 years ago so we are hoping he will do the same for her. We will post the link if this happens. :)

Jim Schultheis
We just heard that Crick Schultheis is undergoing Chemo and Radiation therapy for small cell lung cancer and wish him the very best with his treatment. You can go to Caring Bridge using the link below to check in and see how he is doing.

It gives people who register an opportunity to send wishes and receive updates as his treatment progresses.   


Some of you might remember these nuns who taught at Watterson while we were there:

Sr. Mary Paschal

BAILIE, O.P. Ellen (Mary Paschal) Bailie, Dominican Sister of Peace, O.P., died at Mohun Health Care Center on Friday, November 19, 2010. She was born in New York, NY, on January 1, 1931, to Alexander and Agnes (Darragh) Bailie. She entered the Novitiate of the former Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs in Columbus in 1953 and made her Profession of Vows in 1955. Sr. Ellen earned a BA and an MA from Hunter College of New York and a PhD from Indiana University. She ministered in the Columbus Diocese at St. Gabriel GS (1955-56); St. Mary Lancaster GS (1956-57); Newark Catholic High School (1958-59); Bishop Watterson (1959-61, 1964-67, 1974-76); and Ohio Dominican College (now Ohio Dominican University, 1977-78). Sr. Ellen also taught at Bliss and Heidelberg Colleges and Franklin and Urbana Universities and at schools in Connecticut, New York, and Michigan. She worked as an editor at Learning Design Associates in Columbus and served as editor of the Congregation's internal publication, Contact, from 2000 to 2009. In addition, she tutored a number of students at the Dominican Learning Center before moving to Mohun Health Care Center in 2010. Sr. Ellen was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers Fr. Robert Bailie, OP, and Alexander Bailie. She is survived by her sister, Dominican Sister of Peace Ann Bailie; sister-in-law, Margaret G. Bailie; and several nieces and nephews. Reception of the Body will take place at the Columbus Motherhouse on Monday, November 22, at 3 p.m. Evening Prayer of Office for the Dead will be held at 4:45 p.m. with viewing continuing until 7 p.m. The funeral liturgy will be on Tuesday at 9 a.m. followed by burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 403 East Broad Street. Memorial gifts in Sister Ellen's memory may be sent to Dominican Sisters of Peace, 2320 Airport Drive, Columbus, OH 43219. Arrangements by EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 403 E. BROAD ST., Columbus, OH 43219. Arrangements by EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 403 E. BROAD ST.


Sr. Ursual Marie

WAGNER 0.P. Sr. Ursula Marie Wagner, OP, age 90, Dominican Sister of Peace, died Sunday, November 21, 2010 at Mohun Health Care Center. She was born in Columbus, OH, on September 28, 1920 to John and Ida (Tornes) Wagner. She entered the Novitiate of the former Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs in Columbus in 1938 and made her Profession of Vows in 1940. Sister served as Directress of St. Mary of the Springs Academy from 1956 to 1958 and as Principal of St. Francis High School, McKees Rocks, PA, from 1965 to 1970. Sr. Ursula Marie earned a BA from St. Mary of the Springs College (now Ohio Dominican University) and an MA from Notre Dame University. She ministered in the Columbus Diocese at Watterson High School (1954-56, 1961-64, 1970-98). Sister also taught at schools in Connecticut, New York and Pennsylvania. She was one of the founding faculty members of Bishop Watterson High School and ministered there for thirty-three years where she received various honors and recognition. Sister was a resident volunteer at the Motherhouse before entering Mohun Health Care Center in 2007. Sr. Ursula Marie was preceded in death by brothers Louis and James Wagner and a sister Lucille Rogers. She is survived by her sister, Colette Compton of Columbus; and nieces and nephews. Reception of the Body will take place at the Columbus Motherhouse on Tuesday, November 23, at 3 p.m. Evening Prayer of Office for the Dead will be held at 4:45 p.m. with viewing continuing until 7 p.m. The funeral liturgy will be on Wednesday at 9 a.m. followed by burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Sister Ursula Marie's memory may be sent to Dominican Sisters of Peace, 2320 Airport Drive, Columbus, OH 43219. Arrangements by EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 403 E. BROAD ST.



Susan Galbreath Pryor, 4033 Prince George Lane, New Albany, OH  43054

 Jonathan Wesley Pryor

PRYOR Jonathan Wesley Pryor, age 27, passed away on June 25, 2011. He was born on September 19, 1983, in Columbus. Preceded in death by brother Neil Galbreath Pryor, grandparents Gerald H. Galbreath Jr., George M. Pryor Sr., and Marcia H. Pryor. Survived by parents, George M. Pryor Jr. and Susan Galbreath Pryor; brother, George M. Pryor III; sister, Eszter B. Pryor; grandmother, Margaret B. Galbreath; and many loving relatives and friends. Jon graduated from New Albany High School in June of 2002. He was enrolled to attend the University of Washington in Seattle, when he was involved in a tragic vehicle accident. Jon fought a courageous battle for nine years. He had loved backpacking, scuba diving, photography, and had a passion for the environmental sciences. Jon also loved golf, snowboarding, and fly fishing. The families would like to thank the entire staff at Grant Hospital and the New Albany Care Center for the extraordinary care and love extended to Jon for the last 9 years. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Jon W. Pryor Environmental Scholarship Fund, c/o The New Albany Community Foundation, 220 Market St., New Albany 43054. Family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at the SCHOEDINGER NORTHEAST CHAPEL, 1051 E. Johnstown Road, Gahanna. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Church of the Resurrection, 6300 E. Dublin Granville Road, New Albany. Fr. Jerome P. Rodenfels, Celebrant, and Pastor Anne Palmerton of Broad Street Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Green Lawn Cemetery. Visit to share a favorite memory of Jon.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch