Deceased Classmates

North American College Class of 1965

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Requiem Aeternam Dona Eis Domine 

John Cuff


Jack Corazzini


Bart Finn


Peter Gilbert


Fred Gunti


Jim Hickey


Jim Kogler


Roger Kriege


Ted Marlier


Jerry Millenkamp

Dan Murray


Fred O'Donnell


Dick Paynic


Roy Riedy


John Rocap
Joseph Speaks

Paul Tobin
Dave West


Lou Wyrsch



We honor their memory with our prayers.
We extend our sympathy to their loved ones.
These men will always be a part of us. 

The Rev. Frederick Walter Gunti, S.T.D., 68, of Mobile, Ala., went to join his Lord and Savior on Jan. 29, 2009, at Providence Hospital in Mobile. Father Gunti was born July 13, 1940, in Memphis, Tenn., a son of the late Frederick Walter and Mattie Maude Lovelady Gunti. He was preceded in death by his dear brother, David Kearney Gunti. 

He received his elementary education at the Annunciation Academy at St. Joseph Parish in Pine Bluff, Ark., through the ninth grade, and St. John's Seminary, Little Rock, Ark., for seven years to complete his high school and college education. He studied at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy, for four years. He held a Bachelor of Arts from St. John Seminary, Bachelor of Sacred Theology from Pontifical Gregorian University, and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology, Pontifical Gregorian University.

Father Gunti was ordained to the priesthood in St. Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy, on Dec. 16, 1964.

After assignments as assistant pastor at St. Mary Catholic Church, Hot Springs, Ark., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Blytheville, Ark., and service on the faculty of Catholic High School in Little Rock, he entered Catholic University of America at Washington, D.C., and received his doctorate in Sacred Theology from there. He then served on the faculty of Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, La., and in 1975 joined the faculty of the Theology Department of Spring Hill College in Mobile, where he lovingly served until his death.

As part of his loving service to the people of God, Fred would return to St. Joseph Parish in Pine Bluff for four weeks each summer to serve as the substitute pastor, bringing comfort and the sacraments to all those who were in need. Only the Lord knows how many lives Fred Gunti has touched with his humor, wit, wisdom, love and caring for the people of God. One need only read and contemplate the Gospel of Matthew 5:1-12 to understand the life that Fred Gunti lived!

<div><strong>Jim Hickey</strong> died on 29 March 2002.&nbsp; At the time of his death, he was the pastor of St. Lawrence Church in West Haven, Connecticut.</div><div>
</div><div><strong>Dan Murray </strong>died on 26 June 2014, after a long struggle with heart disease.&nbsp; Msgr. Dan Murray was the pastor of St. Rose of Lima Church in North Wales, PA.&nbsp; His funeral was celebrated by Archbishop Chaput on Wednesday 2 July 2014 at 11 AM at the Church where Dan was Pastor.</div>
<div><strong>David West</strong>&nbsp;passed to eternal life on Saturday 24&nbsp;April 2004.&nbsp; He had been under medication&nbsp;for&nbsp;pneumonia for a long time.&nbsp; Cancer was discovered as an underlying cause.&nbsp; His funeral was on Tuesday 27&nbsp;April 2004.&nbsp; In attendance were the Cardinal, five bishops, and about 70 priests.&nbsp;&nbsp;The sermon was given by one of the pastors with whom&nbsp;David had served.&nbsp; This pastor was an elderly gentleman who mentioned that he respected David so much that&nbsp;David was included in&nbsp;his will.&nbsp; No one expected David to die.&nbsp; Our information about the funeral of David&nbsp;West came from classmate Charlie Rooney, 71 East Edsel Ford, Detroit, MI 48202.&nbsp;</div>
<div><strong>Roy Riedy</strong> was down to 100 pounds, afflicted with Lou Gerigh's disease in May 2008.&nbsp; Harry&nbsp;Schlitt and Wayne Ressler went down to Florida to spend several days with him before he died.&nbsp; His illness and the speed of his loss of health was a great surprise.&nbsp; Roy died not long after the visit of our classmates.</div>

Paul Tobin passed away 27 Sept. 2015. He was born 29 June 1938, in Youngstown, the son of Paul J. and Rose Borsani Tobin. He studied for the priesthood at St. Gregory Seminary in Cincinnati, the Catholic University of America and the North American College in Rome, where he earned a STL. He was ordained 16 December 1964 by Bishop Francis Reh. He served as assistant pastor of Holy Family Parish and taught at Warren John F. Kennedy High School, Ursuline High School, and St. Thomas High School. In 1972, he was named principal of St. John High School in Ashtabula and was the assistant superintendent of schools for Ashtabula County. He was pastor of Regina Coeli Parish in Alliance (1981-2004). He continued parish work even as a Senior Priest. He had served as Dean of Ashtabula County for three terms. The Geneva Chamber of Commerce named him 1999 Citizen of the Year.