Class NotesFall 2012

Fall 2012 class notes: 1970–1995


Mary Jane Putnam ’70 died March 13. She taught kindergarten through second grade as well as remedial reading for Indianapolis Public Schools. Survivors include her brother, Gary; nephews, Gregory and David; and cousins, Carolyn, Carl, and Bill. She lived in Indianapolis.

Kenneth L. Short ’72 died April 7. He was an accountant for Western Electric in Indianapolis. He is survived by his wife, Gladys; three sons, K. Lowell, Kevin, and Steven; two brothers, Thomas and Paul; and eight grandchildren. He lived in Indianapolis.

Paul Austin ’73 is a product, safety, and quality third-party auditor for SGS America. He and his wife, Linda Austin ’71, live in Lafayette, Ind.

Kathleen Alerding Puyear ’74 died May 17, 2011. Survivors include her brothers, Christopher and Richard. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister. She lived in Ashland, Mo.

Joe Hendricks ’76 died March 5. Survivors include his wife, Betty; children, Denise, Jeff, Keith, LeAnn, and Bryan; brother, John; and 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He lived in Fishers, Ind.

Mike Cagle ’77 of the F. C. Tucker Company in in Greenwood, Ind., has reached the President’s Club for the fifth time, becoming a life member and earning the title of first vice president. Mike also received the Gary B. Warstler Marketing Excellence Award for leading the company in total number of homes sold for individual agents, and finished in the company’s Top Ten for closed production among individual agents for the second consecutive year. He also led the south office in production for the sixth time and earned the Realty Alliance Award for the nineteenth straight year. He resides in Greenwood, Ind.

Thomas D. Schneider ’78 died January 21. Survivors include his wife, Lana; children, Terry, John, Christina, David, Jared, Thomas, and Corey; 15 grandchildren; sisters, Mary, Catherine, and Teresa; and brother, Michael. Thomas had been a proud Marine, serving during the Vietnam War; a lieutenant on the Indianapolis Police Department; and the mayor of Lawrence, Indiana. He lived in Chandler, Ariz.

Douglas (Shane) Harrington ’79 died February 24. Shane worked for Karma Records and Arrow Electronics. Survivors include his wife, Martha. He lived in Indianapolis.


Richard F. Cline ’80 died March 30. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1999. Survivors include his sons, Joshua, Matthew, and Timothy; sisters, Catherine and Patricia; and step-sisters, Peggy and Penny. He is preceded in death by his father, James; brother, James; half-brother, Charles; and brother-in-law Michael. He lived in Douglas, Ariz.

Sheryl Turk ’80 died March 19. Sheryl was a lieutenant on the Indianapolis Police Department and then served with the Amtrak Police Department. Survivors include her daughter, Leighia; two grandchildren, Meghan and Jake; sister, Wanda; two nieces, Angela and Andrea; and a great-niece and great-nephew. She lived in Indianapolis.

Linda Flight ’84 has published a book of 35 poems, Seasons of Myself, a Face, a Place, a Time in Space. She lives in Indianapolis.

Mark Line ’88 is an instructor at Insurance Career Training in Valparaiso. He teaches pre-licensing courses for property, casualty, life/accident, and health, as well as continuing education courses. He lives in Crown Point, Ind.


John M. Sanders ’92 died February 24. He is survived by his son, Justin; daughter, Whitney; his parents; sister, Jennifer; step-grandmother; one nephew; two nieces; and six aunts and uncles. He lived in New Albany, Ohio.

Chad Cassinelli ’93 ’99 has been appointed senior vice president and managing director of M&I Wealth Management, a part of BMO Financial Group. His responsibilities include oversight of private banking, investment management, financial advisors, personal trust, and estate settlement services. Outside the office, the Indianapolis resident is involved in youth sports and serves on the Franklin Township Education Foundation advisory board.

Patrick McMahon ’95 died April 2. Survivors include his wife, Fran; son, P. J.; granddaughter, Ella; mother, Marge; sisters, Mary, Phyllis, and Teresa; and several nieces and nephews. His father preceded him in death. He lived in Indianapolis.

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