Saint John's Magazine Winter/Spring 2014

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’49 Mardelle Proulx, sister of Rev. Don LeMay, OSB ’49, Edward LeMay ’65 and deceased Lester LeMay ’50, Oct. ’13 ’49 Ernie Bergeron ’49, Aug. ’13 ’49 Richard Francis, Sr. ’49, Aug. ’13 ’49 James W. Quinlivan ’49, father of Jim ’72, Mar. ’13 ’50 Tom Sinner ’50, father of Nick ’79 and Tom ’77; brother of deceased David ’56, Sept. ’13 ’50 Carol Unger, spouse of Jim ’50, Sept. ’13 ’50 Jean Stranik, spouse of Dick ’50, July ’13 ’50 George Beretta ’50, father of Dante ’86, June ’13 ’50 Fred Petters ’50, father of Jon ’75; brother of Karl ’58 and deceased brother William ’43, June ’13 ’51 Rev. Del Skillingstad, S.J. ’51, Nov. ’13

’51 Harold Bernard ’51, Oct. ’13 ’51 Bill Okerman ’51, July ’13 ’51 George Richter ’51, June ’13 ’52 Rev. Richard Kalkman ’52, May ’13 ’52 Dick Miller ’52, Oct. ’13 ’52 Shirley Donoan, spouse of Richard “Augie” ’52, Oct. ’13 ’52 S. Vivia Theisen, sister of Rev. Wilfred ’52, Lyle ’53 and John ’56, Sept. ’13 ’52 Urban Schumacher ’52, brother of deceased Rev. Paul ’48, Aug. ’13 ’52 Mary Schnettler, spouse of Ed ’52; mother of Mike ’77, Tom ’79 and John ’85, Sept. ’13 ’52 William Freund ’52, Sept. ’13 ’52 Shirley Boeser, spouse of deceased Robert ’52, July ’13

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Ethan Aronson ’95 Finding Foster Families

Ethan Aronson ’95 grew up in Alaska, attended school in Minnesota, studied in China and lives in Hawaii. But no matter where he’s called home, he’s wanted to help others. And as community liaison for Partners In Development Foundation, he finds families who can open up their homes to foster children. Aronson has been in Hawaii since 2008, moving from Alaska, where he returned after graduation. In Alaska, Aronson worked directly with teens in foster care, while in Hawaii he works with the families who take in the kids. Aronson identifies, recruits, interviews and helps train the families, preparing them for various challenges. “A lot of folks have it in their hearts to help out, but opening your home is another step,” Aronson says. The rewarding aspect of Aronson’s work might appear years later—a call from a former foster youth who now manages a pizza place, bought his own motorcycle with money he earned and is in a healthy relationship. “To hear things like that,” Aronson says, “you think, ‘Wow, that’s what this is for.’ You gave hope to some kids who didn’t necessarily have it.”

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