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Remembering Alumni, Family and Friends of Providence

We try our best to recognize the passing of all of our graduates and supporters. However, we rely upon graduates and families to keep us informed. Due to the difficulty of tracking graduates living outside of the southern Indiana area, we kindly ask that anyone with information about someone not listed below please notify us.

Paul Witten ’92

Paul Witten, Class of 1992 and brother of PHS alumni Holly (Witten) Kondras ’87 and Matthew Witten ’96, passed away April 22, 2019.
Scott Funeral Home obit

G. Bradley Kraft ’76

G. Bradley Kraft, Class of 1976 and husband of Shelly (Kaiser) Kraft ’77, passed away April 21, 2019. Alumni relatives include siblings Paul F. Kraft Jr. ’67, Nancy Kraft Molnar ’75, Robert M. Kraft ’78, Joseph H. Kraft ’80 (Pamela Lilly ’77), and John E. Kraft ’82, nieces/nephews Jill (Kraft) Scott ’91, Chad Kraft ’93, Andrew L. Kraft ’95, K. Doug Kraft Jr. ’95, Abigail (Kraft) Wolfe ’98, Lauren (Kraft) Zeutzius ’98, Jennifer L. (Kraft) Kuchle ’98, Brian L. Nance ’99, Sara (Kraft) Simpson ’00, Craig S. Nance ’01 (Ashley Collings ’01), Coby Kraft ’01, J. Benjamin Kraft ’03, Joseph Molnar Jr. ’03, Jamie M. Nance ’04, Audrey Molnar ’05, Katie (Kraft) Gallegos ’07 (Eric ’07), Spence H. Kraft ’09, J. Tyler Kraft ’10, Jacob Kraft ’10, Lena Waiz ’11 (Alex Boone ’11), Robert Waiz III ’13, and Anne C. Kaiser ’14, and brothers/sisters-in-law Dottie (Nance) Kraft ’72Sandra (Kaiser) Nance ’76 (Steven L. ’76 ), Michael A. Kaiser ’79 (Kimberly A. Huber ’74), Mark Kaiser ’80, Susan (Kaiser) Waiz ’81 (Rob Jr. ’81), and Matt Kaiser ’83.
Kraft Funeral Service obit

Daniel J. Bullington Sr.

Daniel J. Bullington Sr., father of Richard Targonski ’73, Daniel J. Bullington, Jr. ’76, and Jon Bullington ’82, and grandfather of Jack Bullington ’15 and Samuel Bullington ’18, passed away April 18, 2019.
Kraft Funeral Service obit

Barbara Tingle

Barbara Tingle, mother of PHS IT Manager Jack Riddle, passed away April 15, 2019.
Scholar Funeral Home obit

John MacLeod ’55

John MacLeod, Class of 1955, was brother of Margaret (MacLeod) Burke ’59 (Larry ’58), uncle of Michael L. Burke ’84, Kathleen Burke ’86, Shannon (Burke) Rush ’88 and Mary Beth (Burke) Schuckman ’89, and great uncle of Ceci Rush ’20 and Lydia Rush ’21, passed away April 14, 2019.
Likely Providence’s most notable alumni in athletics, John was a standout in his time as a Pioneer, not only for his athletic talent but for his ability to rally his teammates. At Providence John lettered in baseball and basketball all four years and set a school record in the 440 and low hurdles the one year he ran track. It was the first year for the team, and he served as its captain. He went on to Bellarmine, where he continued to excel in sports, and began his coaching career at the secondary level after earning his degree in 1959. He coached at a small high school in Monroe County, Ind., before becoming the head baseball coach and assistant basketball coach at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis in 1965. Two years later, he started his college men’s basketball coaching career at Oklahoma University. He moved on to the NBA in 1973, coaching for the Phoenix Suns until 1987. He then coached the Dallas Mavericks for two seasons and the New York Knicks for one season before returning to the college level to coach the University of Notre Dame from 1991-1999. He was the Phoenix Suns’ most successful coach, “going 579-543 in the regular seasons over 14 years,” and taking the team to its first NBA playoffs for the first time, ending in an historic matchup and two-point loss in triple overtime, according to the Associated Press. His NBA coaching record was 707-657. After coaching at Notre Dame, he was an assistant coach for the Suns, the Denver Nuggets, and finally the Golden State Warriors, retiring in 2006. He suffered from Alzheimer’s for the last decade.
For more, read https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/15/obituaries/john-macleod-dead.html, https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nba/suns/2019/04/15/remembering-john-macleod-legendary-coach-phoenix-suns/3475657002/, or https://www.newsandtribune.com/sports/former-phoenix-suns-coach-providence-alum-john-macleod-dies-at/article_edbd88ac-5f8e-11e9-b13c-0316e89123b1.html
Whitney & Murphy obit

Jeff Sons ex-’84

Jeff Sons, who attended Providence one year with the Class of 1984 and was brother of Timothy D. Sons ’85 and uncle of Marcie Zimmerman ’11 and Christopher Sons ’17, passed away April 10, 2019.
Spring Valley Funeral & Cremation listing

Edna Geswein

Edna Geswein, stepmother of Allen Geswein ’62 (Mary McDaniel ’63), John Geswein ’60 (Rosemary Maeser ’63), and Carl Geswein ’75 (dec’d.), and step-grandmother of Steven Geswein ’83, passed away April 8, 2019.
Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home obit

Junior Hicks

Junior Hicks, husband of Regina (Hutt) Hicks ’58 and brother-in-law of Frank Hutt ’60 (Patricia Libs ’64), David P. Hutt ’62 (dec’d.), Donald Hutt ’67, Albert Hutt ’69, and Sharon (Hutt) Roehm ’72, passed away April 7, 2019.
Gilbert Funeral Home obit

Julie Schaaf

Julie Schaaf, wife of Norman Eddie Schaaf ’78; sister-in-law of Lisa (Schaaf) Heselschwerdt ’81 and Maria (Schaaf) Donohue ’84; and aunt of Courtney Heselschwerdt ’17 and Christopher Heselschwerdt ’19, passed away April 7, 2019.

Newcomer obit

Stephen T. Boone

Steve Boone, father of Laura Boone-Laurice ’94 and Douglas Boone ’97; brother of Carol (Boone) Ament ’64 (dec’d.), Patricia (Boone) Gardtner ’65, Richard J. Boone ’75, and Donna (Boone) Francis ’76; and uncle of Matthew Boone ’97, Leah (Boone) Nett ’99 (Matthew Nett ’99), Emily (Boone) Kelly ’02, and Alexander Gardtner ’03, passed away April 6, 2019.

E.M. Coots’ Sons Funeral Home obit

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