Class Notes

Class Notes are displayed in the order that they are received. You may also view notes by decade, or by class year – simply click on the decade or click on the + symbol to expand the decade and display by year. If a given class year does not appear, notes do not exist for that particular year.

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James Joseph Gende '62

(12/16/19)
Lt. Col. James (Jim) Joseph Gende, USMC Ret., passed away December 13, 2019, in Moline. He served ably and honorably as an officer in the Korean War, and ultimately entered the USMC Reserves, serving for a time as Commanding Officer of the local USMC Reserve Company. Jim practiced law for 35 years and started his own firm, helped create Hungry Hobo, and was one of the start-up owners of SnowStar, the Quad Cities only ski area. He was deeply committed to helping others in his community, serving on many boards, and was a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Congress in 1973.

Larry Lee Spears '62

(8/21/19)
Larry Lee Spears of Key West, Florida, formerly of Monmouth, Illinois, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Monmouth.

Donald Aldeen '62

(6/20/19)
Donald Robert Aldeen passed away peacefully with his family by his side on March 21, 2019, at 6 p.m.