CLASS NOTES
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FALL 2013 | ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE
Another fisherman,
Russ Harter
,
keeps fit by
swimming three times eachweek andwalking ev-
ery day. He does his own landscaping and when
the weather permits, he goes fishing in his canoe
on a reservoir in his back yard. Last summer his
wife, Marilyn, and he went on a cruise to Southern
Spain and Morocco. Their granddaughter is set-
ting up a sustainable farming program at a school
for the blind in Staunton, Va. Their grandson is di-
rector of partnerships for “Life is Good” in Boston;
he was at the finish line when the bombs went off
at the Boston Marathon, but luckily was not hurt.
Russ stays in touch with Len Combi.
Our class Olympic athlete,
Doris Ferry
,
and Bob
’59
traveled to Cleveland to participate in mixed
doubles at the National Senior Games. She also
qualified for the 100-meter run. Their trip to
Greece was totally inspirational!
Congratulations to
Dick Bierly
,
elected presi-
dent of the North Carolina Coastal Federation,
an organization that works on environmental is-
sues to protect the coast. Dick has also been on
a trip to Key West.
Ed Laine
called
Marshall Whitfield
to tell him
that daughter Melissa Laine McDonald ’81 would
be rolling through Durango, Colo., with the “Ride
the Rockies” five-day tour on her bicycle. Know-
ing that Whit had been a competitive bike racer
(
ranked #2 in New Jersey), and a trainer of the U.S.
Olympic trail riders after college, Ed figured he’d
be aware of the event andmight even be involved.
Marshall died several days after Ed's call. His
widow, Susan, said, "He was happy that Ed
called. Fraternal bonds run thick." Classmates
who would like to share memories of Whit may
write to Susan at
or 308
Cottonwood Creek Rd., Durango, CO 81301, or
contact Marshall’s daughter, Karen Whitfield '79
at
. We shared how
much love Whit had for St. Lawrence.
Limo Digest
, “
The Voice of the Luxury Ground
Transportation Industry,” published a feature sto-
ry about
Hundley Thompson
.
H.A.’s company,
Rose ChauffeuredTransportation, was voted 2008
LCT Operator of the Year, and consistently ranks
among the South’s Top 100 small businesses.
Even in a cold economic climate, Rose’s business
is in bloom. Everybody recognizes his voice from
his days as a popular radio talk show host in the
1970
s. Rose has grown from a family-operated
limousine company with three employees and a
single sedan to the leading ground transporta-
tion provider in the Carolinas, with more than 50
vehicles, 90 employees and a nationwide network
of over 400 affiliates. Congratulations to Hundley
for all of his accomplishments!
Lynn Chilton Burt
is planning trips to Costa Rica
and Panama Canal through
National Geographic
.
Her short visits include the Herbert Hoover library
in Cedar Rapids and summer travels to Canada to
partake in drama by Shaw and Shakespeare. In
between all the trips, she and Bob are enjoying
their four grandchildren.
Winnie Pisani Thorn
is busy as a trustee of her
local hospital. All the committees, events and
fundraisers are time commitments. She is also in-
volved in the Hospice Gala.
Marian Finck Moore
cruised the southern Ca-
ribbean and the Bahamas. Richard Eggar ’61 was
also on the cruise with his brother. She traveled
to San Francisco for granddaughter Lucy’s gradu-
ation from 8
th
grade and then on to Chicago for
granddaughter Madison’s graduation from high
school. Where does the time go?
My daughter, Sue, and I traveled to Canton
for Reunion 2013.
Lucy
and
Fred Funke
were
also there. All of us were celebrating with Len-
nie Dougherty McKinnon ’58 as she received
the prestigious Alumni Citation. A big con-
gratulations to Lennie! The weekend was awe-
some as always. The new residence hall for
150
to 155 students was under construction
in front of the Noble Center. In the spirit of a
wonderful weekend on campus, I say to all of
you ’56ers – Laurentians 4 Life!
1957
Joyce Caldwell Rhodes ’57
5-
C Oak Crest Court
Novato, CA 94947
415-892-9351
Next Reunion: 60
th
, 2017
What a wonderful time I am having as your class
reporter! I have been speaking by phone to some
of you and getting to know people with whom I
remember having no relationship while on cam-
pus. That I regret. If I were to do it over again,
I would make it a point to cultivate friendships
among people who weren't in my classes.
It has been suggested that we have a theme,
a reflection on our college days, what life has
taught so far, naming our personal bucket list
items. If this is not your choice we appreciate your
current news.
Please remember that there is at least a three-
month lag time between my submission and the
arrival of the magazine in your mailbox.
Fitz,” Mary Ann Fitzpatrick Griffin,
visited
with
Eileen Murphy Fletcher
in Naples, Fla.,
and met up with
Peggy Horwitz Stock
in Punta
Gorda, roomies chumming again. Despite health
issues, Fitz exercises and keeps upwith her grand-
son on the fairway.
Ray Robertson
is living in Potsdam, having re-
tired from teaching mathematics at college. He
recently built his own computer. Gone are the
days of keeping horses, dogs, cats and ducks.
Alfred Netto
taught high school math for 32
years. He says in September he went in with a
frown and didn't smile until June. But he says
it has been a good life. He has been widowed
since 2009. Together they had seven children.
Golf and walking are the activities of choice. "No
regrets, everything worked out." Occasionally he
sees
Ron O’Brien
.
Ina Rappe Wishner
has been in touch with
Di-
ane Will Fountain
,
who gets out to California to
visit her son.
ON THE ST. LAWRENCE NETWORK
The Successful Launch of SLU in a Box!
The staff of Annual Giving and Laurentian Engagement has enjoyed a successful first few months
with the new Laurentian engagement program, “SLU in a Box.” Alumni can request a custom-de-
signed box filledwith spirit items when hosting small gatherings where Laurentians will be present
(
a golf game, cocktail party, wedding, you name it) so everyone will have a direct connection to
the University. Spirit items include balloons, beverage jackets, pens, beverage openers, felt pen-
nants and, of course, a keepsake SLU banner. Since the program’s launch, boxes have been sent to
30
locations, including Hawaii, the Bahamas, California, the North Country, and up and down the
East Coast.