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Galbreath, Francis "Frank"  
Francis "Frank" Galbreath March 20, 1917 - April 22, 2015 MISHAWAKA - Francis "Frank" Galbreath was born the youngest of five children on March 20, 1917, to Ura Frain-Galbreath and John Thomas Galbreath on their farm near Winamac, IN. He passed away on Wednesday evening, April 22, in the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Devon Frye in Mishawaka. On April 15, 1950, he married the former Loretta Errings in South Bend. She preceded him in death May 8, 2011, after 61 years of marriage. He leaves behind his daughter, Donna (Devon) Frye of Mishawaka; a son, Michael Galbreath of Oberlin, OH; three grandchildren, Janeen (Russ) Stephens, Wendy and Laura from out of state; great-grandchildren, Frances "Frankie" Conley (named for her great-grandpa), Clara Marie Stephens and Conor Stephens, and several great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grand-children. He served in the United States Army during WW II in France and England form January 1943 to November 1945 in Military Railway Service and was awarded a bronze star. He was a truck driver and retired from the Teamsters. During his 61 years of marriage, my Ma and Dad loved going to Saturday night dances with friends and relatives. Belonging to Elkhart Moose Lodge, F.O.E in Mishawaka and VFW Post 360, he was a Truck Driver and a member of Teamsters Local 360. Dad played the Tuba and French horn in Orak Band of the Shriners and German Band. He loved his music and was self-taught. In 1978 he made Worshipful Master of the Masonic Lodge in Osceola. He loved going to our cottage on Shavehead Lake, fishing, listening and watching his cub. Playing poker and loved his dog, Scoop. Over the last year his granddaughter, Janeen, helped be his caregiver along with Baby Clara who called her Great-Grandpa "Pee Paw." The kids also called him "Sandman" because he always had the best stories come nap time. Also preceding him in death were siblings, Albert, Gladys, Agnes and John, who leave behind some nieces and nephews in Michigan, New Hampshire and Florida. A special thank you to Grace Hospice for their wonderful care. Especially Deb, Joe, Beth, Annett and Carolyn and Francine from Visiting Physicians. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Hospice, 5838 W. Brick Road, Suite 101, South Bend, IN 46628. There will be no services. Hahn Funeral Home, Mishawaka, has been entrusted with handling the arrangements. To leave the family an online condolence, please visit our website at www.hahnfuneralhomes.com .
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Apr. 24, 2015
Gaytz, Nicholas A.  
Nicholas A. Gaytz Feb. 28, 1987 - April 16, 2015 SOUTH BEND - Nicholas A. Gaytz, 28, of South Bend, IN, passed away Thursday morning, April 16, 2015. He was born on February 28, 1987, in South Bend, IN, and remained a lifelong resident. Nicholas is survived by his three daughters, Brooklyn, Alexis and Aaliyah, his mother, Robin Gaytz, and father, Michael Stankiewicz, all of South Bend; brother, Gregory (Amanda) Bergen-Boothe, and their son Aaron of Mishawaka; grandparents, Tom and Chere Gunter of Michigan; his Aunt Rene and Uncle Dan; many cousins, aunts and uncles; and girlfriend, Angie Rembold, and her son, Gabriel. He will truly be missed as a father, son, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Southlawn Cemetery, 61300 U.S. 31 South, South Bend. Please take the Kern Road exit off of U.S. 31. Turn left on Kern Road and then a right onto the old U.S. 31. The cemetery will be on the east side of the road. Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel, South Bend, is assisting the family. Contributions in memory of Nicholas A. Gaytz may be offered to the Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel, 3718 S. Michigan St., South Bend, IN 46614, to help defray expenses. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com .
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Apr. 24, 2015
Geraghty, Laverna  
Laverna Mundy Geraghty July 20, 1925 - April 19, 2015 PLYMOUTH - Our mother changed our lives by the way she lived her life. An awesome mother, successful business owner, dependable friend, average golfer, and humble role model, she set high standards without trying. Those who were fortunate enough to know her will understand. She believed love never ends. Born Laverna Mae Bess on July 20, 1925 to Bertha (Fowler) and Otis Bess in Stoddard County, MO, Mom told the story of 16 people living in her Grandma Fowler's house during the Great Depression. A small house, each family lived in one room. Laverna, being an energetic four year old, visited all the families every day. She thought having everyone together was great fun. From her near-poverty childhood, she always remembered the importance and the joy of family. Laverna married Bruce Lewis Mundy on September 2, 1943, who preceded her in death on February 6, 1967. In 1955, Bruce and Laverna moved their family from Detroit, MI to Plymouth, IN and started their own restaurant business. Mundy's Restaurant was founded on the belief that success was achieved by serving good food in a people friendly environment. Laverna operated Mundy's Restaurant with this philosophy until it was sold in 1977. Laverna leaves behind the four Mundy children and their families. Each integrated her family values, her kindness, and her loving spirit into their own families: Lynn (Jeff) Annis of Mishawaka, Indiana; Debbie (Bob) Wise of Plymouth, Indiana; Brian (Karen) Mundy of Leesburg, Florida; and Cathy (Johnny) Catoe of Hilton Head, South Carolina. Her children's fondest memories include making breakfast together on Christmas mornings, and summer vacations to inexpensive destinations including factories and historic landmarks. Most precious were the summer holidays when the restaurant was closed. The family played softball and cooked out in the backyard. She belonged to the Order of Eastern Star, was a Campfire Leader, and a Den Mother, for Boy Scouts. She also worked part-time for the Voter Registration Office at the Court House and worked on the Travel Board for the Registration. Most important, Laverna made sure all her children received a college education. More than graduating from college, she encouraged her children to choose a career in education or healthcare, as she believed the only jobs worth doing were jobs that served others. Laverna married John S. Geraghty on December 23, 1972 in Plymouth, Indiana. John preceded her in death on March 20, 2015. She also leaves behind stepchildren, Steve (Connie) Geraghty of Mishawaka, Indiana, Kevin (Christine) Geraghty of Arlington Heights, Illinois, Susan (Tom) Frisz of South Bend, Indiana, David (Ruth) Geraghty of South Bend, Indiana and Margaret (David) Elkins of Bloomington, Indiana. Laverna was also preceded in death by her parents, her sister, D. Maurine (Joseph) Summerlin, stepson, John Geraghty, and step-grandson, David Frisz. Laverna was a lifelong fan of Plymouth High School Athletics, Indiana University athletics, and Notre Dame athletics. She lived the last two years of her life at Catherine Kasper Home in Donaldson, IN. Their loving care of our mother as we lost her to the ravages of Alzheimer's Disease, will forever remain in our hearts. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, IN or to Plymouth High School Athletics. ~VISITATION~ THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015, 4:00-7:00 P.M. VAN GILDER FUNERAL HOME 300 WEST MADISON STREET PLYMOUTH, INDIANA 46563 ~SERVICES~ FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015, 10:30 A.M. VAN GILDER FUNERAL HOME PASTOR LARRY MARHANKA, OFFICIATING ~BURIAL~ NEW OAK HILL CEMETERY, PLYMOUTH ~MEMORIES MAY BE SHARED AT~ www.vangilderfuneralhome.com
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Apr. 21, 2015
Gilmartin, John  
John J. Gilmartin Oct. 11, 1927 - April 19, 2015 MISHAWAKA - John J. Gilmartin, 87, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, April 19, 2015. John was born on October 11, 1927 in South Bend to John J. and Agnes (Cosgrove) Gilmartin. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Mary Jennings and Barbara Lamb. On June 5, 1971 in South Bend he married Violet Fisher. She preceded him in death on July 2, 2009. Surviving are his daughters, Kathy (Charles) Thompson of Tampa, FL and Susan (John) Lute of South Bend; sons, John P. Gilmartin of Woodland Park, CO, Ronald J. Gilmartin of Tampa, FL and Michael Gilmartin of Mishawaka; step-daughters, Sandy (Mark) Fackson of Mishawaka and Lisa Koselak of Woodland Park, CO; stepson, Fred (Kathy) Niedlinger of Mishawaka and Lake Whales, FL; six grandchildren; eight step- grandchildren; many great- and step-great- grandchildren and a sister, Angeline O'Donnell of Plant City, FL. John was a Job Superintendent working for Ziolkowski Construction for 22 years before he retired in 1995. He was a United States Navy Veteran, serving his Country proudly during WWII. He was a member of Carpenters Union Local 413, American Legion Post 161 and was an usher at Notre Dame for 48 years. Visitation will be on Thursday, April 23 from 4 to 8 p.m. in Hahn Funeral Home, 505 W. 8th Street, Mishawaka. Funeral services will be in the funeral home on Friday, April 24 at 11 a.m., with Fr. John Santone officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger with Military Rites by VFW Post 360 / American Legion 161 Burial team. To leave the family an online condolence, please visit our website at www.hahnfuneralhomes.com .
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Published in South Bend Tribune from Apr. 21 to Apr. 22, 2015
Green Jr., Clarence  
Clarence Green, Jr. June 27, 1938 - Apr. 19, 2015 LA PORTE - Clarence "Sonny" Earl Green, Jr., age 76, of La Porte, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Clarence was born in La Porte, IN, on June 27, 1938 to Clarence Earl and Bessie (Hitesman) Green, Sr. On October 22, 1966, he married Sharon Burkhart who survives. Also surviving are his beloved children, Thomas Burger (Monica Prather) of La Porte, Duane (Michelle) Burger of North Carolina, Gina Collings (Chuck Nightingale) of Hamlet, IN and Jennifer (Ed) Hynek of La Porte; 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Tom Burkhart of La Porte and Don Tarnow of South Bend; sister-in-law, Sandy Burkhart of La Porte; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Gregory Green; brother, Charles Disbrow; and sisters, Marie Tarnow, Cleo Maitland, and Carol Arthur. Sonny was a member of the Elks Lodge #492 and Maple City Motorcycle Club. He attended La Porte Missionary Church and was a past coach and director of the Hoosier Boys Club in Kingsford Heights. He served honorably in the U.S. Army and retired from Aero Metals in La Porte. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Pastor Carl Galloway officiating. A time of visitation will be held from 4-7 PM on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 and also from 10 AM until the time of service on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to La Porte Missionary Church, 104 E. 18th Street, La Porte, IN 46350, or Center for Hospice Care, 111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, IN 46639-3437. Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.cutlerfuneralhome.com .
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Apr. 22, 2015
Gregg, Brother Charles B.  
Brother Charles B. Gregg, C.S.C. Jan. 19, 1942 - April 19, 2015 NOTRE DAME - Brother Charles Bernard Gregg, C.S.C., age 73, died on April 19, 2015, at his home in the Maple Court Apartments in South Bend, Indiana. He was born in Akron, Ohio, on January 19, 1942, the son of Francis and Dorothy (Joles) Gregg. He attended St. Paul's Elementary School and graduated from St. Mary's High School in Akron in June 1958. He studied for a year at John Carroll University in Cleveland and transferred to the University of Akron for 3 years earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education in June 1962. He taught English and History for 4 years in the Akron Public School District until May 1966. He joined the Army that summer and served in Fort Benning, Georgia, receiving an honorable medical discharge after 4 months. He followed a calling to join the religious life as a Holy Cross Brother and entered the juniorate program at Holy Cross Junior College on October 25, 1966. He went to St. Joseph's Novitiate in Rolling Prairie on January 25, 1967, and completed his religious training by pronouncing his first vows as a Brother of Holy Cross on August 16, 1968. He was assigned to St. Joseph's High School in South Bend where he taught for five years. He was honored by one class as the favorite teacher at their 25th graduation reunion. Charles attended summer schools at Notre Dame and in 1973 earned a Master of Arts degree in English. He taught at Holy Trinity High in Chicago for a year, at Archbishop Hoban High in Akron for 6 years, and Reitz Memorial High in Evansville for a year. In 1981, he worked in youth ministry at St. John Baptist Church in Hartland, Michigan. In 1982, Charles joined the faculty of Bishop David High School, where he taught for the next 12 years (including 10 years when the school was renamed Holy Cross High School). He was an enthusiastic teacher. His advanced literature class was popular. Many times former students would return and ask his help on assignments they had at the University of Louisville. Charles attended the University of Indiana during summers and in 1988 earned a Master of Library Science degree which provided the foundation for the position, in 1994, as Director of the Library at Holy Cross College in Notre Dame. His skill in organization and helpfulness in finding resources were utilized by many students for the 12 years he served. Charles served as the administrative assistant for Provincial Br. Bob Fillmore for 2 years. He lived at Holy Cross Village for 16 years and volunteered, with other generous brothers at Notre Dame, who faithfully worked at the weekly soup kitchen of St. Augustine's Parish. He also taught in the Forever Learning Center and assisted at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. In 2010, Charles became the director of five brothers who form the Maple Lane Community on the west side of South Bend. He generously continued his service to the Holy Cross Village community as the assistant superior of the Village for 6 years. He was the busy sacristan for the popular Sunday Mass at St. Joseph's Chapel and often served as the master of ceremonies at community functions, particularly jubilees and funerals. Charles had many friends at Corpus Christi parish and elementary school, where he frequently attended daily Mass. His cheerfulness, beaming smile, and stimulating conversation were treasured by all who knew him. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 23rd, at St. Joseph's Chapel of Holy Cross College at Notre Dame from 9:30 to 11:00 am. The Mass of Resurrection will then follow with interment afterward at St. Joseph's Cemetery of the Village. Kaniewski Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions, in honor of Brother Charles Gregg, C.S.C., to support the mission and ministries of the Brothers may be sent to: Brothers of Holy Cross, Office of Development, P.O. Box 460, Notre Dame, IN 46556.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Apr. 23, 2015
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