Fall 2018


FRANK CAPITANINI (BS, COMMERCE) passed away April 28, 2018. Capitanini was the second of three generations to operate a 91-year-old restaurant, the Italian Village, Chicago’s oldest Italian restaurant. Capitanini was famous for his rigatoni, and he was adept at taking care of celebrities. He is survived by his brother, children, fiancee, Donna Curry, 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

PAUL M. KRAUS (BS, COMMERCE, JD ’57) passed away June 24, 2018. Kraus was a lawyer with expertise in estates and trusts, a volunteer in church and community, and a long-time board member of The Andersons. He was active in the Notre Dame Club of Toledo, at one point holding the position of president. In the 1970s, he was the chairman of the Diocesan Development Fund to benefit ministries of the Diocese of Toledo, serving by appointment of Bishop John Donovan. He is survived by wife, Carol Anderson Kraus, children and grandchildren.



ROBERT EICHELMAN (BS, COMMERCE) passed away Aug. 9, 2018. He married Ginny Beninghoff Eichelman in 1956 and celebrated more than 61 years of marriage. Following his graduation from Notre Dame, Eichelman earned an MBA from Loyola University. Eichelman was employed by AT&T (formerly Teletype Corporation) for 38 years, followed by three years as a consultant. Eichelman is survived by wife, children and grandchildren. A Mass was celebrated on the Notre Dame campus for Eichelman from his ND56 classmates.

PATRICK ROYAL JONES (INTENDED COMMERCE) passed away July 18, 2018. Jones was a licensed funeral director and embalmer for over 50 years and was the third-generation owner and operator of Jones Funeral Home in Dixon and Amboy, Illinois. He attended Notre Dame as a commerce major and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona in 1957. A Mass was celebrated on the Notre Dame Campus for Jones from his ND56 classmates.

JOHN JOSEPH MORIARTY JR. (BS, COMMERCE) passed away Sept. 27, 2018, and is survived by four children. Moriarty joined the Navy in 1947 serving for four years of distinguished service. Following his honorable discharge, Moriarty graduated cum laude from Notre Dame, and worked for notable companies such as Kodak, Bechtel and IBM. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Oct. 6, 2018, at Cedar Grove Cemetery Chapel. A Mass was celebrated on the Notre Dame campus for Moriarty from his ND56 classmates.

JOHN M. REYNOLDS (BS, COMMERCE) died peacefully at home May 28, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. After graduating from Notre Dame, Reynolds served in the U.S. Army stationed in France. Reynolds began his banking career at First National Bank in Memphis, Tennessee, where he met wife, Hilda Joyce Beach. Reynolds is survived by his wife, children and grandchildren. A Mass was celebrated on the Notre Dame campus for Reynolds from his ND56 classmates.

GEORGE “SKIP” RICHARDS (BS, COMMERCE) passed away June 26, 2018. He is survived by wife, Jackie, children and grandchildren. Richards was a business attorney, a mentor to his colleagues, a successful investor, a fisherman and a lover of pasty pie. As a student at Notre Dame, Richards was a member of the marching band. He attended law school at the University of Michigan and served in the Navy JAG Corps, followed by a career at the SEC. He was a securities attorney in Miami for 30 years, most notably as a partner at the law firm of Myers, Kaplan, Kenin, Levinson & Richards, which was among the most prominent in South Florida for many years. A Mass was celebrated on the Notre Dame campus for Richards from his ND56 classmates.

THOMAS C. RUSSELL (BS, COMMERCE) passed away Oct. 20, 2018. Russell was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a member of the Knights of Columbus, Fr. McDonald Council and lifelong White Sox fan. He is survived by wife, Grace, children and grandchildren. A Mass was celebrated on the Notre Dame campus for Russell from his ND56 classmates.



ROBERT SALVINO (MARK) passed away July 10, 2018, and is survived by wife, Carrie, children and grandchildren. Salvino was a proud fighting Irishman for the football and wrestling teams while a student at Notre Dame. Salvino had a long career as a State Farm agent, was a founding member of the Prestwick Country Club where he served as its second president, and was a trustee for the village of Frankfort, Illinois.



RAY KRASINSKI (BS, COMMERCE) passed away on Dec. 3, 2017 in Siliguri, India. For the past decade, Kashinski spent most of his time in China and Southeast Asia, and he spent the past four years traveling to India and surrounding countries. Kashinski is survived by three children.



THOMAS KOSTELNIK (ACCT) passed away May 19, 2018. Kostelnik is survived by his loving wife of almost 52 years, Connie Lee Wardman Kostelnik. As a student at Notre Dame, Kostelnik played for the football team under coaches Joe Kuharich, Hugh Devore and Ara Parseghian. He remained a devoted fan of Notre Dame, attending many games across the country. After receiving his MBA, Kostelnik worked for CPA firm Lybrand, Ross Brothers & Montgomery, in Cleveland, Ohio, which later became PwC. During the Vietnam War, Kostelnik proudly served in the U.S. Army. Later, he held executive financial management positions at Valley Camp Coal Co. and Lamson & Sessions (Carlon) before starting his own investment accounting firm, London Capital Corporation. Upon retirement, he and Connie moved to Peoria, Arizona, and became members of Blackstone Country Club, where he was able to realize his dream of playing golf every day and would always say, “Oh, what a dream this is.”



STEPHEN L. ROBINSON (MBA) passed away suddenly on May 12, 2018, following complications from surgery. He was employed at Corning Inc. in the Gorilla Glass division as a product line manager. He loved his work, his community and music, playing multiple instruments as well as singing. His favorite pastime was creating memories with the people he loved. Robinson is survived by wife, Sarra, and five children, parents, siblings and step-siblings, and 33 nieces and nephews.