CLASS NOTES
FALL 2013 | ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE 37
Bill Rickard
retired to Florida, gave up golf, re-
signed from the Elks and has taken up genealogy,
hoping to trace his Irish ancestry. He has contact
with
Dick Fagan
.
Larry Stracher
,
now of Vero Beach, Fla., has
been married for 55 years and has two sons. He
has retired from many careers—patent attorney,
high school science and math teacher, general
law, and hospital chemist, holding several post-
graduate degrees.
From an active life in deregulation of the elec-
tricity and gas industry,
Max Remington
retired
mentally and physically, so he cut back on volun-
teer commitments to the cemetery and scholar-
ship committees. He and Ann Bush ’58, who he
met at freshman orientation, had five children
and moved their home to Connecticut, where
they purchased a money-gobbling house built
in 1875, with 14 rooms, four fireplaces and 10-
foot ceilings on three acres. After Ann died, he
married Carol, who has four children. They grow
flowers and vegetables in summer, then travel to
Cape Cod in September and Florida in the winter.
"
I have had a wonderful life," he said.
Gary Winters
said he didn't know what ROTC
was but joined it anyway so he wouldn't have to
take physical education. It turned out okay since
they taught him leadership skills. He taught high
school math for many years and is living now
part-time in Palm Springs, Calif., and part-time in
Lewiston, N.Y. "If you don't continually learn you
might as well be in a box," he philosophizes.
Gary suggests we alter the reunion groupings
for alumni past the 50-year mark to those classes
above and behind us so that we meet up with
people who were on campus when we were.
What do you think?
Don Wilcox
retired from the insurance business
and lives in the mountains of the North Country,
well away from highways and close to nature. He
has six grandchildren and fishes on the St. Law-
rence when the occasion arises.
Keith Ehrenreich
received an MBA at Fairleigh
Dickinson University and a doctorate at Cal Poly at
Pomona, then taught accounting at the University
of Southern California. Later he worked at Ford
Motors in Michigan. He is married with two sons.
He feels very fortunate to have a very happy fami-
ly. "Don't feel sorry for yourself. Other people have
it worse," he says. He is in touch with
Merle Ace
.
Camey Baldanza McGilvray
has begun
a bucket list project. She is renovating her
house to eliminate the fireplace and raise the
ceiling. Her wood, wire and metal sculptures
will be on display at the Bakersfield (Calif.) Mu-
seum until September 1.
Margaret Hunter Mackenzie
worked for 20
years at the Glendale Community College Center.
She follows the Dodgers regularly. Her daughter
is embedded with the 101st Airborne, doing a
documentary for which the Secretary of the Army
has given her two commendations.
Phil Morey
writes that he likes the idea of telling
stories about our freshman year. He remembers,
"
I had a single room on the first floor of Lee Hall
in Men's Res (Sykes). The very short hall housed
only five of us and Olympic skier Claude Richer ’54
fromQuebec, our RA. On one side of me was
Ew-
art "Odie" O’Hara
fromCardinal, Ontario, and on
the other side was
Bill Barden
from Watertown
and his roomie, Skip Copp, from Long Island.
Across from me was Chuck Osborn. Chuck spent
a lot of time in his room with his fabulous record
collection which featured a very young Dave Bru-
beck and classic Benny Goodman's big band, trio,
quartet, and sextet recordings. Although Chuck
did not stay at SLU, I will never forget him for in-
troducing me to many jazz musicians. I wonder if
any of our classmates know anything about him.
Skip did not stay at SLU either but we talk on the
phone and I met him for lunch in Brattleboro, Vt.,
a few years ago. We had a great time telling sto-
ries of our year in the dorm."
Tens of thousands of hefty veterans on motor-
cycles so clogged the east-west traffic that Nancy
and
Art Saltford
missed the Memorial Day Con-
cert inWashington, D.C.
Next news to me by January 3, please.
1958
Lennelle“Lennie”Dougherty McKinnon ’58
5
Jay Street
Canton, NY 13617
315-386-8216
Cell: 315-323-5267
Next Reunion: 60
th
, 2018
Although we were a small group for our 55th
Reunion, we certainly exhibited great enthusi-
asm and made quite a splash in the parade with
our “Hawaii 50 plus 5” theme. What we lacked
in numbers we more than made up for in spirit
and colorful dash and splash. We owe thanks to
Todd Ash
for his volcano sign and organization
and also to all the spouses whoworked just as dili-
gently as classmates in getting the signs and carts
ready for the parade.
The planning team did a wonderful job of con-
tactingmany of you, and fortunately for me, a few
members sent news collected from classmates
they had reached to encourage attendance.
Barry Mynter
,
for example, had a call back from
Bill Scofield
when he returned fromFlorida to his
Long Island home. Bill keeps close tabs on many
’58
ers and was able to put Barry in touch with
Don Beebe
.
Don lives and works near Panama
City, Fla., after a career in the military. He is a life
counselor for a Florida state prison. Barry and
Connie Canfield Mynter ’60 were a great help be-
fore and during the weekend’s activities.
It was also terrific to have
Greg Carman
back on
campus. The judge sent a wonderful follow-up
letter with news of classmates he had contacted.
Cliff Bart
has retired to Florida and claims that his
golf is constantly improving.
John Degnan
con-
tinues towork inMiddletown, N.Y., in a supervisory
capacity.
Dick Meili
taught math for many years
and is now retired.
Louis Baum
,
who did the 3+2
engineering program through RPI, continues to re-
side in his native Little Falls, N.Y., and is extremely
active in civic activities. Greg’s former roommate,
Dave Clark
,
lives in Old Forge, in the Adirondacks,
and is enjoying his retirement from teaching.
The Carmans spent time over the weekend with
Carole and
Lee Goolden
,
who live most of the
year in Florida. Although they reside in Venice,
Fla., Carole and Lee spend summers at Higley
Flow in Colton, N.Y. They are members of and
deeply committed to the rapidly growing St. Law-
rence Power & Equipment Museum in Madrid,
N.Y., on their former 115-acre farm. The purpose
of the museum is to preserve the heritage of the
North Country and the technology of farming:
Al Lasch
enjoyed
spending the weekend with the Gooldens at their
home in Colton.
Among the many treats that came my way over
the weekend was a gift from
Dan Evans
,
pianist
extraordinaire. Dan gave me two CDs featuring
his musical group Above Standards. He and a
troupe of five singers perform a diverse and vin-
tage menu of show tunes and standards from the
1920
s to the ’50s. Dan can certainly tickle the ivo-
ries and his leadership with the group is obvious.
It was a treat to hear familiar tunes and to sing
along with them
Peggy Steuer Hammer
and I had a short talk
at the Honor Guard reception. I know reunion
was different without Rolf. Peggy and daughter
Nancy ’89 attended grandson Dillon’s high school
graduation in Ashland City, Tenn., this spring.
Peggy is not putting away her traveling shoes.
A trip is planned with the Chorus North Shore to
Northern Italy. Granddaughter Corey is the new
girls’ ice hockey coach at Proctor Academy, so
plans are underway to see a game and visit Peg.
Charlotte Hargrave Rounds
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