In Memoriam


Richard Barnett (BS, Commerce ’56) passed away April 29, 2014, in Bakersfield, Calif. He was a prominent and well-respected real estate broker for more than 45 years. He was also a pricipal in several major housing, shopping centers, industrial and hotel developments in California and Texas. Barnett would say that his greatest accomplishment was that his sweetheart, Louise, said ‘yes’ to his proposal of marriage.

Barnett was an avid reader and a great conversationalist with a quick wit, an advocate for others’ success, and was selfless in giving of his time and resources to those in need.

Barnett, who was preceded in death by his wife, is survived by their three children, a brother, several grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Michael F. Carr (BS Commerce ’56), founder and president of the former investment management firm of Carr & Associates Inc., died Feb. 21, 2014 following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 78. Prior to founding Carr & Associates in 1989, he was a senior vice president of Shearson Lehman Brothers, serving as chairman, portfolio manager and co-founder of Shearson Convertible Securities Management. He also served as Shearson’s fixed income strategist and was one of the pioneers of Bondstat, a bond analysis service. His professional activities included serving as a member of the CFA Institute’s Council of Examiners and, for more than 20 years, as a New York Stock Exchange-accredited Supervisory Analyst. While at Notre Dame, Carr was a member of the ND Glee Club.

He is survived by two brothers and a sister, as well as several nieces, nephews and friends. Carr, who served more than 30 years on active duty and as a Lt. Commander in the Naval Reserve, was interred at the Bay Pines National Cemetery, Florida.

Bernard G. Kosse (BS, Commerce ’56) passed away June 9, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. Kosse was a Navy veteran and a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, where he served on the Parish Council. He graduated Magna Cum Laude. He achieved the highest score in the state on the Kentucky CPA Exam and was a member of the Tax Executives Institute. He was retired from CPA firm of Kosse and Lindle, which he founded. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lynn. Kosse is survived by his children, grandchildren and a great-grandson. He is also survived by his brother and sisters.

John R. “Jack “ McCartan (BS, Commerce ’56), described by many as a mentor, teacher, colleague and friend, passed away on April 12, 2014. McCartan, who resided in Shadyside, Penn., is survived by his wife, Margaret, a sister and nephew. 

John Schiltz (BS, Commerce ’56) passed away on May 24, 2014, in Great Falls, Mont. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Jo, his seven children and 13 grandchildren, and a sister.

Schiltz spent his career working with his father and later his son, Martin, in a family owned business his father founded in Los Angeles. He loved long road trips, trains, golden retrievers and cruises to Alaska. Some of his children’s greatest memories are being on the open highway with him visiting National Parks, camping and backpacking.

Anthony E. Silva Sr. (BS, Commerce ’56) passed away peacefully at his home on June 14, 2014 in the presence of his wife and family.

He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Lester from 1957 to 1961. His professional life as a CPA brought him to the firms of Jordan & Jordan and Arthur Young, leading him to a long career with the financial administration for the Maine State Diocese at the Chancery. He retired in 1999.

Silva was an avid sailor and had a passion for cooking, growing herbs and vegetables, and carpentry.

He was predeceased by his parents and two daughters. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia, his children and grandchildren.

Joseph John Weibel (BS, Commerce ’56) passed away Aug. 24, 2014 at the VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach, Fla. Weibel, who had been suffering from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease for many years, was remembered by his ND56 classmates at a Mass celebrated on campus by the Holy Cross priests.