Bayley Ellard In Memoriam

If you know of a Bayley friend or grad who should be recognized here please contact us.


Jill Canham Schurlknight ('73)
Marsha Rockefeller Westropp wrote to let us know that Jill Canham Schurlknight passed away on October 31, 2016 of liver disease. Condolence cards may be sent to family at the following address: Mickey Schurlknight, 5885 Baltimore Avenue, Cocoa, FL 32927.


Carl Mayer ('62)
Matt Mayer wrote to inform of us the passing of his father, Carl H. Mayer ('62), a proud Bayley and University of Dayton graduate. Carl's obituary: Carl Hugo Mayer Sr., son of Margaret and Charles Mayer, died Thursday, September 8, 2016 after a long battle with liver disease. Carl lived his life with a passion for his faith and a strong connection to the University of Dayton ('66). Born in Newark, New Jersey on September 3, 1944, Carl spent a majority of his adult life in Ohio following a tour in Vietnam as a Captain in the U.S. Army. During his time in Vietnam, Carl worked closely with the Army of the Republic of Vietnam to train their military forces for fighting the North Vietnamese Army. Carl received a Bronze Star, an Army Commendation Medal, and an Armed Forces Honor Medal for his service in Vietnam. For his Bronze Star, Carl “distinguished himself by meritorious service in connection with military operations against a hostile force during the period October 1968 to September 1969.” Friends may call from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m Sunday, September 11, 2016 at Rutherford Funeral Home, 450 West Olentangy Street, Powell, Ohio. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am Monday at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 6899 Smoky Row Road, Columbus. Interment will follow the mass at Resurrection Cemetery at 9571 North High Street. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Carl's name can be made to the Bernard F. And Irene C. Kroger Memorial Scholarship at the University of Dayton at 300 College Park, Dayton, Ohio 45469-7053.


Richard John Dowling ('68)
We have been informed by his wife, Susan Akers, that Richard J. Dowling ('68) passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2016 after a long battle with prostate cancer. Susan and Richard went to a few reunions in recent years and he was always glad to catch up with folks he'd gone to school with at Bayley-Ellard. There will be a memorial service for him on Saturday 8/20/16 at 2pm at the Bradley-Braviak Funeral Home in Whippany. All who knew him are welcome to come. His obituary will appear in the Star Ledger on Sunday August 14 and on the website of the B-B Funeral Home.


Greg Mericle ('71)
Michael Cramer ('71) writes: It saddens me to inform the class that Greg Mericle passed away on April 24, 2014 of an apparent heart attack. Good friend.


Peter Haynes ('79) and Chuck Gildea ('78)
Two more of our Bayley Ellard brothers have been taken from us. Peter Haynes passed away on May 9, 2013, in New York City. More information can be found about Peter online here. And we were just notified that Chuck Gildea passed away on January 11, 2013, leaving two sons without their father. More information about Chuck can be found here. Please say a prayer for both Peter and Chuck and the families they left behind.


Msgr. John Corr
We are sad to say that Msgr. John Corr passed away on April 28, 2013. Monsignor Corr was a teacher at the Bayley Ellard from 1952 to 1962 and was inducted into their hall of fame in 1988. He will be missed by all his former students.


Beth Adams ('82)
We are saddened to report that Beth Adams Kraus died Thursday, July 15, 2010 at Morristown Memorial Hospital. She was 46. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Beth's memory to the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center C/O Morristown Memorial Hospital or the Morris Minute Men, 91 Mill Rd., Morris Plains, NJ 07950.


Donna Pennimpede ('80)
It is with a heavy heart that we must report that Donna Pennimpede ('80) passed away on February 15, 2012. Donna is survived by her teenage son, Tyler Marshall. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Donna's memory for Tyler Marshall, C/O 80 Morristown Rd., PMB 234, Bernardsville, NJ 07924.


A Tragic Loss
We at BayleyAlumni.com are deeply saddened by the loss of our sister and friend, Mary Sullivan ('79) in a tragic accident near Baltimore on August 12, 2008. Mary was the oldest of five Sullivan kids to attend Bayley and she will be sorely missed. She was the loving mother of three teenage daughters who will need all of our prayers.


Rest in Peace, Mr. Sebelle
No jokes here. From the Jan 16, 2007 Star-Ledger: Edward J. Sebelle. Bayley-Ellard social studies chair Director of guidance, WWII vet. Edward J. Sebelle, 94, of Morris Plains died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, in the Crestwood Nursing and Rehab Center. He was a good man. We could use more like him in our schools.


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