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chester - Posted 06/22/2018 10:12AM


FLAMM, MARY ELVA (NEE MONNIG)  Delhi Township - Beloved wife of the late Pierce F. Flamm. Loving mother of Richard (Susan) Flamm, Karen (Gregory) Lockwood, Donna (Paul) Thie, Judith Mitchell (Delvin Hector), Patricia (Stephen) Burger and Terry (Thomas) Dougan. Devoted grandmother of Michael Flamm, Stephen (Heather) Flamm, Christina (Paul) Davidson, Patricia (Jason Kendall) Lockwood, Paul (Whitney) Lockwood, Mary (Jon) Burns, Daniel Lockwood, Paige (Lance) White, Rad (Kate) Thie ’05, Holly Mitchell, Shannon (Sean) Ryan, John Burger, Ann Burger, Nicole Dougan, Christopher Dougan and great grandmother of Dominic, Cameron, Samuel, Wolfgang, Aria, Seraphina, John Paul, Diesel, Gianna, Gabriel, Maddox, Dreda, Parker, Oliver, Beau, Veronica, Tyler, Helena and the late Joseph and two more on the way. Dear sister-in-law of Margaret Monnig. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 87 years of age. Visitation on SATURDAY at B.J. Meyer Sons Memorial Home, 4841 Glenway Ave., from 8:00AM to 10:00AM. Followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30AM at St. Lawrence Church, 3680 Warsaw Ave. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206 or Alzheimer's Association, 644 Linn Street, Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45206.  Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on June 22, 2018.



chester - Posted 06/22/2018 10:11AM


BRANDS, DONNA C. (NEE ASHTON) West Chester - Beloved wife of Henry J. Brands. Loving mother of Connie (Tony) Komomua, Mark (Robyn) Brands, and Sue (Tim) Chapin. Dear grandmother of Nick Kayser, Justin Brands ’13, Kelsey Chapin, and Kevin Chapin. Cherished sister of Richard (Carolyn) Ashton, Gerry (the late Charlotte) Ashton, and the late Carol Ann Greene. Daughter of the late Charles and Edith Ashton. Also survived by numerous friends and relatives. Donna enjoyed gardening, spending time with her Bridge Club, golfing with friends at Wetherington Golf and Country Club, spending time on Hilton Head Island, and baking her famous chocolate chip cookies for everyone. She passed away June 18, 2018. Visitation will be held at Hodapp Funeral Home, 6410 Cincinnati Dayton Rd., Liberty Twp., OH 45044, on Monday, June 25, 2018, from 9:30 AM until time of funeral service at 10:30 AM. Donations may be made to Reach Out Lakota, 6561 Station Rd., West Chester, OH 45069.  Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on June 22, 2018. 

chester - Posted 06/20/2018 09:46AM


MOTZ, HAROLD H. Mt. Washington - Harold H. Motz, husband of the late Helen R. Motz (nee Koman), beloved father of Philip (Denise) Motz, Nora (Robert) DeZarn, Audrey (Joseph) Mullins, the late Anita and Jean Motz, dear grandfather of Jason (Nicole) Motz ’04, Laura (James), Robbie, and Jennifer, great-grandfather of Nathan and Beckett. June 17, 2018. Age 90 years. Residence Mt. Washington. Mass of Christian Burial at Guardian Angels Church Mt. Washington on Sat. June 23, at 10 AM. Friends may visit at the Church on Sat. from 9-10 AM. T P WHITE & SONS Funeral Home serving the family.  Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on June 20, 2018.




chester - Posted 06/20/2018 09:45AM


LONDON, MARY “MIMI” (NEE BRINK)  London of Cincinnati passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the age of 57. Mimi was born to Lawrence "Bing" and Fay (nee Justice) Brinck on May 15, 1961 and spent a joyful childhood with siblings Nancy, Julie, Joe, and Lucy in Western Hills. Mimi is survived by her husband of 28 years Mark London of Anderson Township, her sons Will London ’10 of Columbus, and Joe London ’12 of Cincinnati, and her nieces and nephews, Jim, Katy, Marty, Lauren, Tony, Melanie, Michele, Maria, Alex, Jack, Nick, and Mimi, and the late Christopher Brinck, and their families. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 23 at 10:00 AM at St. Francis Xavier Church, 611 Sycamore St., Cincinnati. Visitation will be held in church from 8:30 AM until time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Karen Wellington Foundation, The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mt. Saint Mary's Seminary, or The American Cancer Society. Online condolences at  Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on June 20, 2018.



chester - Posted 06/20/2018 09:44AM


TRAME, VIRGINIA M. “GINNY” (NEE ALBRINCK) Cincinnati -Beloved wife of the late Richard P. "Dick" Trame ’49. Devoted mother of Gary (Billie) Trame, Patricia Trame, and Glenn (Brigit) Trame. Loving grandmother of Rebecca (Josh) Loughran, Jennifer Trame, Jeffrey Berger, Shannon and David Trame. Dear sister of Helen (late Daniel) Naber, Ray (Judy) Albrinck, Mike (Diane) Albrinck, and late John (Mary Ann) Albrinck. Also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews. Passed away on Saturday, June 16th, 2018, at the age of 86. Visitation at St. Clare Church, 1443 Cedar Ave., on Friday (June 22) from 9:30 A.M. until Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 A.M. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959. Special condolences may be expressed at  Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on June 20, 2018.


chester - Posted 06/18/2018 01:55PM


KEANE, ANN (NEE MOORE)  Cincinnati -Age 85, passed away on June 15, 2018. Devoted wife of the late Peter Keane. Loving mother of Mary Keane (James McCorry), Susan Keane (John Adams), Margaret Keane (Alan Pollack), James (Mary) Keane ’79, Peter (Amy) Keane ’81, and Catherine Keane. Caring grandmother of 11. Dear sister of Marie (late Donald) Fay. Dear aunt of 11 nieces and nephews. Ann leaves a trail of love and kindness; a love of music and literature; and a deep appreciation of the beauty of nature and the power of prayer. Friends may call at Vorhis & Ryan Funeral Home, 11365 Springfield Pike, Springdale, OH, 45246 on Tuesday, June 19 from 8:30 AM until 10 AM. Mass of Eternal Rest will begin at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 48 W. Sharon Rd., Glendale, OH at 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Maple Knoll Future Care Fund, Sisters of Charity, or a charity of one's choice.  Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on June 18, 2018.


chester - Posted 06/18/2018 01:54PM

ALUMNUS-  1960

MENKE, FR. GEORGE R.,  SJ (UMI) ’60  Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of our brother Fr. George R. Menke, S.J., who was called to eternal life on June 15, 2018. George died at the Brebeuf Jesuit Community in Indianapolis, IN. He was 75 years old, a Jesuit for fifty-seven years, and a priest for over forty years.  Born in Cincinnati on August 31, 1942, George graduated from St. Xavier High School before entering the Society on August 8, 1960 at Milford.  He had the usual Jesuit course of studies - novitiate and Juniorate in Milford, OH, philosophy studies at the Bellarmine School of Theology in North Aurora, IL, and Theology studies at the Jesuit School of Theology in Chicago, IL. George was ordained on June 7, 1975, made tertianship in 1985, and pronounced his final vows on May 4, 1989 at St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago.  George taught Spanish at St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago during Regency (1967-1971) and after his ordination (1975-1997).  In 1997, George moved to Indianapolis and worked at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School until his death.  He had many duties at Brebeuf over the years:  Administrative Assistant to the president (1997-2000); teacher of Spanish and Social Justice (1998-2000); Special Assistant to the Development Director (2000-2006); Assistant in Campus Ministry (2004-2018); and Special Assistant to the Principal (2007-2018).  In addition to his love of teaching Spanish and Social Justice courses, George enjoyed tutoring students in Spanish.  He also was devoted to the spiritual and service dimensions of students' life and frequently was an attendee on school retreats and service trips, and a student chaplain.  George was able to use his diverse talents to help Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School by working on the schools's databases, in the school's Business Office, driving school buses, and volunteering for school athletic events.  George truly was devoted to Brebeuf and its students and will be missed by the entire school community.  As we remember with gratitude all that God has done through George's life of service to God and God's people, we are reminded of our privilege and obligation to offer Masses and prayers for his eternal repose.  All members of the USA Midwest Province and those applied to it are to offer one Mass intention for George.  Members of the Brebeuf Jesuit Community will offer one additional Mass intention.  All will wish to remember George in their prayers and Masses.  Wake and Funeral Mass:   Saturday, June 23, 2018  Wake:  9:00 - 11:00 a.m.  Funeral Mass:  11:00 a.m.  Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School  2801 W. 86th St  Indianapolis, IN  46268-1926  The Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery (435 W Troy Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225) immediately following the reception.    

chester - Posted 06/18/2018 01:53PM

ALUMNUS-  1966

ARLING, WALTER J.’66 Cincinnati - age 70 passed away Wednesday June 13, 2018 at his residence. Husband of Michelle (Hue) Arling. Loving father of Stephanie Arling, Jayson (Courtney) Arling ’98, Eric (Gibson) Arling ’00 and Lindsay (Brian) Mitchell. Dear grandfather of Blair, Brynn, Barrett, Spencer, Violet and Cooper. Dear brother of the late Beatrice Brinkman, late Walter John Arling, Jr., late Donald Arling, Roger Arling, Paul Arling and Claire Cahill. Walter was an alumnus of St. Xavier High School, class of 1966 and Xavier University 1970. Visitation will be Friday June 22, 2018 from 9 a.m until Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Bellarmine Chapel, Xavier University 3801 Francis Xavier Way Cincinnati, OH 45207. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children Hospital P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.  Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on June 17, 2018.

chester - Posted 06/15/2018 10:00AM


HILS, JANET LOUISE (NEE DARBRO) Edgewood -Age 88, died peacefully at her home on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, with family by her side. She moved on to enjoy her next party with her husband Clement L. Hils ’44, her parents Forest Whittier Darbro and Caroline Viola Rowland Darbro, her sister Betty Darbro Streb (Tom), and her brother Joseph Darbro. She was a proud and devout Catholic, a musician, an educator, and a lifelong learner. She never met a stranger and her time on earth was marked by verve and gusto. Her spirit, determination, candor, and delight in those she loved will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Surviving her are her brother Donald Darbro (Grace), her in-laws Dave Hils (Betty), Joyce Blanchett (Doc), Marjean Hils, and Kathy Hils. She loved her children Steve Hils (Christine Boehmer) ’71, Carrie Hanscom (Kurt), Gretchen Hils (Anna Alberici), and Andy Hils (Kim Clay) ’80. She won the lottery with her grandchildren Matthew (Megan) Hils ’99, Laura (Peter), Caroline (Dan), Maddie, and Zach, and her great-grandchildren Leo, Simon, and Ezra. Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018, starting at 9 am at St. Pius X Church in Edgewood, Kentucky. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials are suggested to her alma maters Notre Dame Academy 1699 Hilton Drive, Park Hills, KY 41011 and Mount St. Joseph   University: Middendorf Funeral Home in Ft. Wright is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to in The Cincinnati Enquirer on June 15, 2018.




chester - Posted 06/12/2018 09:23AM


Geraldine V. CHAVEZ,  (August 18, 1924 - June 2, 2018)  New Mexican who spent her first two years of college in Cincinnati and returned later in life to embrace the city's music and bridge community, died Saturday evening at home, surrounded by her family.  She was 93 years old.  Friends knew her as Gerre, a woman who lead a full life, facing setbacks or difficulties with steadiness and grace. Gerre's advice to her children and grandchildren was simple. Money comes and goes. Education remains. Get a good one.  Gerre was born August 18, 1924 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the eldest of four children. Her father, Andres Vigil, was a self-taught businessman and her mother, Regina Candeleria, was the daughter of a family that had prospered raising sheep. Both her mother and father had roots reaching back to the 1600s and the arrival of the Spanish in New Mexico.  Gerre graduated first in her class at St. Vincent's Academy and won the school scholarship to study at Mount St. Joseph. After two years, she transferred to Notre Dame in Baltimore. When her mother became ill, she returned home to the University of New Mexico and graduated at the top of her class in history.  There, she met and married Manuel Chavez, who worked first as a teacher and later in real estate and parking with five of his children and many of his grandchildren. Before settling in Cincinnati, Gerre taught school in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Garden Grove, California.  Once the home office of Chavez Properties moved to Cincinnati,  Gerre got serious about bridge, becoming a Life Master and competing until the final week of her life. She enjoyed traveling for a bridge tournament, an opera or a music festival. As late as last fall, she made an annual opera trip to New York with her daughters, her sister-in-law and her niece.  Toward the end of her life, Gerre lived in Miami Beach and Cincinnati with her eldest daughter Andrea Chavez Dietz and her husband John Dietz. Together and with other grandchildren and children, she regularly attended the Cincinnati Opera, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, the May Festival and the Cincinnati Symphony.  Gerre is survived by her brother, Andres Vigil and his wife Dee Vigil; six children and their spouses, Manuel and Cynthia Chavez, Andrea Chavez Dietz and John Dietz, Lydia Chavez and Mark Rabine, Robert and Debra Chavez, Susana Chavez and Jim O'Callahan, and Martin and Kimberly Chavez. Gerre's husband, Manuel, and her two sisters, Ireen and Lucinda, preceded her in death.  She is also survived by 19 grandchildren (Manuel M. Chavez '95), 31 great grandchildren and her first great-great grandchild is on the way.  In lieu of flowers or other gifts the family asks that contributions be made to the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Mount Saint Joseph or a charity of your choice.   Services will be on Saturday, June 9th at St. Francis Xavier Church - Mass 10am  611 Sycamore St.; a reception will follow at the Queen City Club 331 E. 4th St  Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on June 8, 2018.


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