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Obituaries

was 93 when he died Dec. 3, 2015. He was a longtime Courier-Journal Indianapolis bureau chief, covering politics national politics and elections, the Indiana Statehouse and Southern Indiana news. He also wrote a political column for years before retiring in 1984. Englehart was inducted into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame in 1987 and was the first president of the IU Journalism Alumni Association.

died Dec. 22, 2017. At 17 years old, Broide arrived at IU shortly before the attack on Pearl Harbor, which had a significant impact on the trajectory of his education, as he details in a memory honoring the former School of Journalism’s centennial. Broide got involved with the Indiana Daily Student as a freshman, working his way up to editor-in-chief of the paper.

His studies were temporarily interrupted as he was drafted to the war, where he worked as a war correspondent. He returned a decorated combat veteran, having earned silver and bronze stars for his combat reporting. After graduating in 1947, he was a political writer and TV newscaster for Scripps Howard in Evansville, Indiana. He later moved to Washington, D.C., to work as a campaign manager and aide for Sen. Vance Hartke of Indiana. After 10 years as a public affairs consultant, he returned to Capitol Hill as chief of staff of the House Budget Committee. His wife, Gloria Goldsholl Broide, ’47, also was a journalism student. She died in November 2009.

died March 26 in Sarasota, Florida. He was co-founder of the Neal-Marshall Alumni Club, a Kappa Alpha Psi life member and president and founder of the Center for Leadership Development in Indianapolis.

Bundles is believed to have been the first black student to earn a degree from the IU School of Journalism.

After serving as a photographer and reporter in the Navy during World War II following graduation, he became a circulation manager and learned the business side of journalism while mentoring the young students who delivered papers.

He worked as the sales and advertising manager for the Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company before serving as CEO of Summit Laboratories from 1962-1972.

As president and founder of the Center for Leadership Development in Indianapolis from 1977 to 2000, he prepared youth of color for futures in business and community leadership. When Bundles retired in 2000, the CLD had mentored more than 5,000 central Indiana students.

Bundles also served as director of the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association, was a founding director of Midwest National Bank and served as a festival director for the Indianapolis 500 and chairman of the Indianapolis Business Development Foundation.  

longtime academic advisor in the former School of Journalism, died March 17, 2017. Sinn also worked as a recorder in the College of Arts & Sciences. She retired in 1988.

died March 4, 2019, at the age of 93. He began his lifelong work in newspapers selling The LaPorte Herald-Argus on a street corner as a child. After serving in various other part-time youth roles at the paper, he became sports editor while in high school. After graduating from IU, he worked as a police reporter for the Elkhart Truth before returning to LaPorte to report on local government and politics. Swartzell served as national advertising manager and promotion manager, then advertising director and assistant publisher.

He was general manager of the Bloomington Herald-Times newspaper and then general manager of Hearst newspapers in Boston.

Swartzell then served as associate director of the American Press Institute in Washington, D.C., before returning to active newspaper work as general manager of the Colorado Springs Sun. After a stint as general manager of a newspaper in El Dorado, Kansas, Swartzell moved to East Lansing, Michigan, in 1982 to serve as general manager of The State News, the student newspaper at Michigan State University, before retiring in 1994. 

died Oct. 1, 2018, at the age of 91. Guback is remembered for his success in sports media, including a 75-year career in sportswriting. He worked for the Washington Evening Star for 20 years and contributed to numerous national publications, including Newsweek, The Saturday Evening Post, Sporting News and TV Guide. During his time at IU, he was one of the first Ernie Pyle Scholarship recipients. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He is a member of the United States Basketball Writers Hall of Fame and the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame, and was voted the Virginia/Washington, D.C., Sportswriter of the Year three times. He served as director of information for the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports for eight years. Under President H.W. Bush, Guback served as an acting executive director of the council for five months and later served on the board of directors of the United States Olympic Committee.

The Media School has two scholarships in honor of his achievements, the Steve Guback Scholarship Fund and the Steve Guback Sports Journalism Scholarship.

died March 23 at the age of 90 in her hometown of Danville, Indiana. After earning her degree in journalism from IU, Weesner returned to Danville to cover the happenings of the town over eight decades, including a visit from former President Ronald Reagan.

 died Dec. 4, 2018, at age 86. She worked for Standard Oil of Indiana, and was involved in the Kappa Alpha Theta Alumni Club, Sorosis Club, Bloomington Women’s Club, Tri Kappa Sorority, University Women’s Club and Wednesday Club.

 

died March 11, 2018, at age 89. Hopper was known as a storyteller throughout his life. During high school, he apprenticed as a “printer’s devil” in his hometown of Spencer, Indiana. After graduation, he began studying at IU part-time before enlisting in the Navy. Following his discharge in 1953, Hopper worked part-time at IU Press and the Bloomington Herald-Telephone, now known as the Herald-Times. He graduated from IU Bloomington in 1955.

Hopper also ran Linotype for the Indianapolis Star. He earned his teaching license from Butler University and taught for a year in Plainfield Schools. Hopper then went on to work at the copy desk at the Star, holding several positions before retiring in 1991. Across the many facets of his career, Hopper was known for his speed and accuracy. Throughout his life, he enjoyed sharing stories and finding common ground with new friends.

died Aug. 2, 2017. During his career in India, he was the head of the Department of Journalism at Osmania University in Hyderabad, India; producer of newsreels at the Films Division in Mumbai; registrar of the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi; chief executive of the Film Finance Corporation of India in Mumbai; director of the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune; and director of the Nehru Centre in Mumbai. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1985 by the Indian government for his contribution to films and television.

died Oct. 7, 2017, at age 79. She was editor of the North American Retail Hardware Association magazine for 49 years before retiring in 2009. Hackney authored a history of NRHA and wrote and edited in-depth research reports on the home improvement industry. She was a longtime member of the former School of Journalism Alumni Board, serving as secretary of the board from 1984 to 2006. Hackney was also an active member of Women in Communications Inc.

died Feb. 10, 2019, in Indianapolis. She was 74. She lived in Carmel, Indiana, with her husband, Jerry D. Scott.

After graduation, she worked as a freelance writer, editor and editorial consultant for 20 years. She wrote dozens of magazine articles for local, regional and national magazines. Her books include “Living with Cancer,” “When Mom Goes to Work” and “The Valley is Bright”.

She served as associate editor of The Indiana Daily Student and is a past president of the Indiana University School of Journalism Alumni Association. She won the Indiana State Medical Association Journalism Award in 1985 and the Community Appreciation for Service in Public Enlightenment and Relations (CASPER) award from the Community Service Council of Metropolitan Indianapolis in 1986. She received the Rushville High School Distinguished Alumni Award in 1987. In 1995, she won an award for her unique contributions to the success of Lilly Research Laboratories.

She retired in 2007 from Eli Lilly after serving for 17 years as a medical science writer, clinical research associate and team leader.

died March 12, 2018, at age 71. Born in Fort Wayne, Sheets grew up in Franklin, Whiteland and Columbus, Indiana. His journalism career began when he worked as a reporter for The Triangle newspaper at Columbus (North) High School. After serving in the Army from 1968 to 1970 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky and in Germany, he graduated from IU with a double major in English and Journalism.

Sheets worked 22 years at The Republic newspaper in Columbus, Indiana. He spent five years as sports editor, covering high school sports in his daily column “Sheets on the Line.” He later served as news editor and copy desk editor. In 1977, he became an editor for the Office of Code Revision in the Indiana General Assembly’s Legislative Services Agency.

died Dec. 26, 2018 at age 68. For 30 years, he worked in newsrooms spanning the Indianapolis Star, The Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne, The Kendallville News Sun in Kendallville, Indiana, and The Fresno Bee. He covered Illinois state government for more than 20 GateHouse Media newspapers as a reporter, city editor and statehouse editor. In 1999, he was awarded the Illinois Associated Press’ Member of the Year award for coordinating a statewide open-records project. He also served as executive editor and columnist at Illinois Issues, a public policy publication, before retiring in 2014.

died of injuries resulting from a car accident April 9, 2016, at 71. ​He worked for the Amateur Softball Association for more than 30 years, filling roles such as communications coordinator and the National Softball Hall of fame services manager. As a sports writer, he contributed to 14 books, authoring one and co-authoring two. His book, The Game America Plays: Celebrating 75 Years of the Amateur Softball Association, was published in 2008. In retirement, he was a contributing editor to Fast Pitch Magazine and a writer for CollegeSportsMadness.com.

died Feb. 23, 2018, after a battle with cancer. Krapesh was 65 years old and living in Terre Haute. She worked at the Terre Haute Tribune-Star from 1980 to 1994 in various editing and management roles. Krapesh’s coworkers remember her as an advocate for female journalists in a time where inclusion was not a priority in the journalism industry. She went on to teach journalism at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College for 20 years.

died on Aug. 8, 2018, at age 59. He worked as a pastor for 30 years in Kansas, Indiana and Pennsylvania.

died in Portland, Oregon, Dec. 12, 2015 after battling brain cancer for 20 years. Lafky, professor emerita of journalism and mass communication at the University of Iowa, was 62. 

She began her education in her home state at the University of Oregon. After receiving her bachelor’s degree there, she received a master’s and Ph.D. from IU. 

As a member of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Lafky received the Presidential Service Award in 1995, the Baskette Mosse Award for Faculty Development in 1996 and the MaryAnn Yodelis Smith Research Award in 1998. 

Lafky was a founding editor of the journal Feminist Teacher and worked at newspapers including  the Herald-Times in Bloomington and Portland’s Oregonian.

died Sept. 9, 2017, at age 50. Barnes was the web content specialist and SEO editor for the American Medical Association and a renowned professional photographer specializing in headshots, creative portraits and fine art. His work was featured in New York City, Chicago, Quebec City, Miami and Indianapolis as well as in international books and calendars. He was a Best Emerging Artist nominee at the GLAAD Art Auction in 2011. Barnes volunteered for the NCAA swimming and diving championship and Indiana Youth Group prior to moving to Chicago. In his time at IU, Barnes was a member of Sigma Delta Chi.

died on Oct. 2, 2015, at age 48. Hauck earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from IU. He spent several years in Bloomington working as a web developer and teaching journalism courses.

died on Oct. 29, 2018. He was 49 years old. He worked as a reporter and columnist at the Indianapolis Star from 2002 until his passing, covering mostly politics and education within the community. He wrote nearly 2,000 columns throughout his career. His work covering Manual High School led The Indianapolis Star to launch its Our Children Our City initiative, which funds organizations that feed, educate and mentor youth. His book, Searching for Hope: Life at a Failing School in the Heart of America, chronicles his experience at Manual.

He was named Indiana Journalist of the Year in 2008 and awarded the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism in 2010. Before joining The Indianapolis Star, he worked in Washington D.C., covering the U.S. Senate. He also worked for the Gary Post-Tribune.

was 29 years old when she died Sept. 2, 2015. She was diagnosed with three brain tumors in July and hospitalized in August. 

Nyakato was born in Uganda and was a writer at New Vision, one of the country’s largest newspapers. She once traveled to Uganda with professor Jim Kelly to help with a summer class that reports on the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

died July 16, 2019 at age 69. She worked at the Kokomo Tribune and the Times of Northwest Indiana for a collective 32 years. Rocchio, an Indianapolis native, was also a dedicated gardener, volunteer and church-goer.

died February 15, 2019 at the age of 91. During her time at IU, she was editor-in-chief of the Indiana Daily Student and worked for The Daily Herald, now The Herald-Times. She launched her post-graduate career at newspapers in Bloomington and Lafayette, but returned to the IU School of Journalism in 1965 as a lecturer. She then served as the school’s placement director for 20 years.

Blewett funded a journalism school scholarship, was a member of the IU Journalism Hall of Fame, founded the Ernie Pyle Society and was named Sagamore of the Wabash. She remained involved with the School of Journalism, and later The Media School, until the time of her death and was a mentor to many students.

was 93 when he died July 31, 2019. Howey was a Sagamore of the Wabash and member of the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame. Along with the Hoosier State Press Association, he helped draft Indiana’s Open Door Law, which aimed to keep the meetings of city councils, school boards and other organizations open to the public and the press.

Howey was managing editor and publisher of the Peru Daily Tribune. For a time, he served as state president of the Associated Press Managing Editors Association and remained a member for many years.

He was also a veteran, having served in the Air Force. He was discharged as a sergeant in 1947.

At IU, Howey was the first Ernie Pyle Scholar and the first president of the IU Journalism Alumni. He was also a member of the first Little 500 race committee.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Cunningham, a fellow staff member at the Indiana Daily Student, and their children.

died August 18, 2019 at the age of 86.

Madden was a reporter and editor at The New York Times for 34 years. He also reported for The Wall Street Journal and the now defunct New York Herald Tribune, among other publications.

Throughout his career he covered topics such as politics and government, social issues and current events.

Madden was also an Army veteran, having served 16 months in South Korea from 1955-1956. 

At IU, Madden was the editor of The Indiana Daily Student. As a student, Madden met his future wife of 55 years, Mary Jane “Bunny” (Davidson) Madden, who preceded him in death.