July 12, 2011

John Carroll University Remembers Arthur Noetzel Jr., Ph.D., and Joseph Bombelles, Ph.D.

John Carroll University is sad to report that two longtime and cherished members of the JCU family passed away in the last week:

Arthur J. Noetzel Jr., Ph.D., ’38, former academic vice president, dean of the School of Business, and professor of business administration, passed away on July 10. Dr. Noetzel started as an instructor at Carroll in 1941 and retired in 1986. His wife, Dorothy, predeceased him in 1988. He is survived by two daughters, Catherine ’67 and Gretchen ’71.

A legend for over 45 years at John Carroll, Dr. Noetzel was one of the University’s longest-serving AVPs and a force in establishing and growing the University’s business school. He also was one of seven alumni who founded the organization that grew into the Entrepreneurs Association.

A memorial mass will be held at Saint Francis Chapel on Friday, July 22, at 11 a.m.  A reception will follow in the D.J. Lombardo Student Center Conference Room.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the School of Business Scholarship Honoring Art Noetzel Jr.

Joseph T. Bombelles, Ph.D., professor emeritus of economics, passed away at home in Norfolk, Virginia, on July 5. His wife of 56 years, Nina, and their two sons, Thomas and Mark, were at his side.

Dr. Bombelles was a member of the campus community for over 35 years. His achievements include his co-founding of the Zagreb School of Economics and Management in his native Croatia – one of that country’s first private universities. It was modeled after the Boler School of Business curriculum and enabled many international exchanges of John Carroll students and faculty.

The Bombelles family will return to University Heights for a memorial service with their JCU family and friends at Saint Francis Chapel on Saturday, July 16, at 11 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Joseph and Nina Bombelles Scholarship Fund at John Carroll University.

Please join us as we extend our expressions of prayer and sympathy to the Bombelles and Noetzel families.