In memoriam


A life of service
Fr. Joseph Downey, S.J. – educator, editor, and writer – died Oct. 20 at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Mich., where he moved in 2004. Fr. Downey, who was born in 1916, entered the Society of Jesus in 1935 at the Milford (Ohio) Novitiate after his freshman year at Xavier University in Cincinnati. He was ordained in 1948 and professed final vows in 1954. During his years in the Society, Fr. Downey, who was an editor at America magazine in New York and Loyola University Press in Chicago, taught at St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, Loyola University in Chicago, and St. Mary’s of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, Ill. He also served as superior and director of Loyola of the Lakes Retreat House in Clinton, Ohio, in the ’70s and early ’80s. An avid golfer, he was dean of Arts and Sciences at John Carroll University in the late ’50s and early ’60s and Socius to the Detroit Provincial. In the final years of his life, he wrote 10 books about spirituality.


A popular fundraiser
James P. Conway ’50 died of a short illness Sept. 12 at age 86 at his home in Shaker Heights, Ohio, shortly after returning from a trip to Ireland with his family. Conway, who was student president and Man of the Year while at John Carroll, enlisted in the Army in 1942 and served in occupied Germany. He spent 25 years in the Army Reserves and retired as lieutenant colonel. In 1958, Conway became Carroll’s first lay alumni director and established the President Donor Club, Carroll Giving Sunday, an alumni newsletter, and alumni chapters in other cities. In 2000, he won the University’s alumni medal award. Officially retiring in 2004, he mentored other fundraisers and consulted with other nonprofits.

A model railroader
Harry Ryan ’39 died Oct. 5 in Marietta (Ohio) Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Ryan, 96, who graduated from Cathedral Latin High School in Cleveland and John Carroll with a bachelor’s degree, was employed for more than 38 years by the Pennsylvania Railroad, Lake Division, retiring in 1978. Ryan was a member of the Third Order of Secular Franciscans, the senior citizens group of St. Joseph Church, past-president of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and an active member of the Tuscarawas County (Ohio) YMCA.

Leona Cooney ‘35 8/15/2010
Harry W. Ryan ‘39 10/5/2010
Edward W. Heil ‘43 10/25/2009
Joseph J. Sepkoski ‘43 5/22/2010
Frank J. Sullivan ‘43 6/8/2008
William A. McCarthy ‘48 8/20/2010
Edgar Barmann ‘49 8/24/2010
Peter H. Corrigan ‘49 9/6/2010
William G. Masterson ‘49 8/20/2010
Raymond J. McGee ‘49 5/17/2010
Joseph P. Cassidy ‘50 7/12/2010
Frank E. Cochran ‘50 9/17/2010
James P. Conway ‘50 9/12/2010
John W. Friedel ‘50 10/8/2010
Robert J. Lyons ‘50 9/15/2010
Leslie R. Monroe ‘50 8/1/2010
Henry L. Snider ‘50 10/9/2010
Paul E. Biro ‘51 9/28/2010
Charles A. Good ‘51 8/10/2010
Jerry J. Intorcia ‘51 10/20/2010
Leo C Leiden Jr. ‘55 8/15/2010
William J. Ralph ‘55 5/25/2010
Norbert J. Malin ‘57 4/19/2010
James J. Trainor ‘55 8/25/2010
Norbert J. Malin ‘57 4/19/2010
James J. Kenealy ‘58 10/21/2010
Fredric N. Goldberg ‘59 6/22/2010
Thomas A. Griffin ‘59 10/10/2010
Paul J. Jankowski ‘59 10/5/2010
Lawrence F. Fleckenstein ‘61 8/29/2010
Richard J. Flory ‘61 12/27/2008
John T. Kanuch ‘61 9/22/2010
Mario Chiudioni ‘62 10/14/2010
Raymond Douglas DiLorenzo ‘63 7/16/2010
Dennis M. Marini ‘64 8/22/2010
Mary C. Moran, CSJ ‘64G 9/18/2010
Charles L. Tadiello ‘64 9/1/2010
Thomas A. O’Malley ‘65 9/23/2010
Lucy M. Schembri ‘71G 10/3/2010
Julia W. Griffith ‘72G 8/18/2010
George L. Newton ‘73 5/5/2010
Robert A. Rodella ‘73 9/1/2010
Janet C. Binder ‘75G 8/20/2010
Jane K. Zusman ‘77 9/14/2010
Frederick J. Adams ‘82G 7/24/2010
Marlys Gould ‘82 5/1/2010
Daniel S. Komarek ‘88 9/25/2009
Marjorie S. Mellon ‘88G 8/14/2010
Hallie A. Cohen ’90G 6/26/2006
Brian C. Dugan ‘95 9/15/2010
Alexi C. Mancuso ‘02 10/23/2010

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