FALL 2012 | St. Lawrence University Magazine
has been connectingwith old friends,
including Cinnie,
Chico Kieswetter
Grace Wells
Also in August,
Natalie Beaumont
was hoping to visit her son in California. She, too,
has been in touch with Cinnie.
As you read this,
Pat Wright Ingra-
are celebrating their 51
anniversary by
spending a month in Portsmouth, N.H. Their
daughter has become a certified financial planner
for the state of North Carolina. She and her fam-
ily live near Chan and Pat in Charlotte. Their son
and his family live in Basking Ridge, N.J. In early
June, Pat had lunch with
Barbara Zeidler Lasher
in Charleston, S.C. Pat was there to usher for the
Spoleto Arts Festival, as she has done for 20 years.
Kay Robertson Tomasi
and James have spent
the last year restoring a 1920s soda fountain
that Jim’s father ran for 63 years in Salem, N.Y. It
features a back bar with stained glass and early
century lighting, original ice cream tables
and chairs, a 1940 Wurlitzer juke box that works,
signage from the 40s, and a marble–top soda bar.
The young couple leasing Jacko’s Corner will be
selling local ice cream that has made its way to
some of the finest restaurants in Manhattan.
In the Small World category, Kay had an interest-
ing conversation with one of the architects who
areworking on the newSLUbuilding project. And
one day in June, I was decked out in my “Saints
Wear” and heading for the gym at Georgetown
University. As I passed a man, he said,“Did you go
to St. Lawrence?” Turns out it was Pete Ticconi ’69,
who was attending a conference at Georgetown!
Ken Shilkret
is in charge of planning for the local
volunteer ambulance corps. In addition, he was
elected adjutant and treasurer for the local Amer-
ican Legion Post, writes their newsletter (which
won a third place award at the County Legion
Convention) and runs the Beef and Hot Dog night
every Wednesday. One of his co-Legionnaires is
Les LaBrecque ’70. Ken keeps in touch with
especially regarding the state high school
hockey championships in Minnesota and New
Neil Sweezey
wrote that he had “enjoyed” a
stay in the local hospital, but that “the old body
has bounced, or limped, back. In fact I came back
quicker than my golf game!”
After more than 23 years living in Alexandria, Va.,
Fred Hecklinger
and Peggy Corin ’62 moved to
Asbury Methodist Village, a continuing care re-
tirement community in Gaithersburg, Md. They
are now near their son, John, and his family. “We
are looking forward to the new opportunities that
will come with this move, especially the oppor-
tunity to spend more time with our grandsons,
Miles and Henry, without facing a 36-mile drive
home,”they wrote.
I asked
Sandy Towle
how his book is coming
along and he replied,“I recently finished incorpo-
rating my editor’s suggestions. Writing was the
easy part.” Stay tuned for a publication date!
I’ll end with a final note – and suggestion – from
Steve Anderson
. “
Reclaiming our relationships
at Reunion last year was a time warp. I was ener-
gized by talking with classmates, most of whom
had not been close friends, but over the weekend
I wished they were or would become. We shared
common experiences during our time on campus
and moving into the real world. Could we set up
a Facebook SLU 61 for a broad range of exchanges
from just friendly catching up with the group to
inquiries about the best surgeons for hip replace-
ments, to planning an event? Or maybe even a
class email exchange like ‘,’ which
is a way to establish a contained community that
can exchange and hold email conversations.”
These are great ideas and I know that several
classes have their own Facebook page. The Uni-
versity is also working on ways to better serve the
needs of the alumni community. So, if you are
interested, please contact Steve at steve.ander-
Enjoy the autumn. I look forward to hearing
from you. In the meantime, here’s something to
think about. We arrived on campus on Saturday,
September 14, 1957 – 55 years ago!
SteveWahl ’62
E. Soaring Eagle
Scottsdale, AZ 85266-1280
Next Reunion: 55
, 2017
On the seventh day he rested. The job was done
and he saw that it was good. So endeth the 50th
Reunion for the Class of 1962!
First I must offer kudos to all who helped make
the Reunion a memorable event. Many thanks
are due to
Cindy Larsen Verruso-Dudeck
for their work as co-chair and Re-
union album executive editor respectively. What
wonderful partners they were!
John Smith
a class gift effort that resulted in the largest gift
from a 50
reunion class in the history of St. Law-
rence! We also won a trophy for achieving a par-
ticipation level of 68%! You guys are great!
Kudos also go to
Willoughby Richardson
creating a winning theme for the Alumni Parade
Puttin’on the Ritz.” We won the prestigious Her-
vey Cup for his ideas and our classy appearance in
tiaras and white boas for the women and top hats
and canes for the men.
Thanks to
John Gornell
we had a Class of ’62
golf outing, and to
Kate Griffin
who organized
an off–campus bash reminiscent of our college
days though somewhat tamer in demeanor!
I heard from too many of you to post everyone’s
thoughts and reports, but I will try to offer some
highlights. Kate told me, “Six Deltas gathered at
our home and B&B in Sackets Harbor, N.Y., for two
nights prior to our 50
Pat Chester Burd
Pier Gallagher
D.D. Cushman Harrington
Betsy Duevel Horn
Pat Dunican Iris
Brown Lepore
It seemed like every couple of
hours brought us closer to life together in the
dorms and Delta house. The conversation and
laughter were endless.”
Bev Beyer Stautzenbach
noted: “My special
treat at Reunion was the fact that five of us from
our freshman hall in Dean-Eaton attended.
nie Calkins Townsend
and I shared a room in
Dean-Eaton for the weekend, and I was able to
spend lots of time catching up with
Jeanne Hef-
fernan Henry
Barbara Raine Mann
none of whom I had seen in 50 years.
Veteran reunion attender
Joan Thompson
sponded: “At this stage of life we are mellowed,
each classmate whether known or barely known
a most welcome friend, whether not seen since
graduation (
Barry Swanson
Martha Fay Miller
all sharing the bond of those four (sometimes less
than four) years together, and all now with fasci-
nating histories. About a third of us attended. We
were told by both other classes and by the de-
lightful bright students hosting the weekend that
we were the happiest of classes, a great class! We
missed those of you unable to attend but certain-
ly enjoyed the camaraderie of those making it!"
Despite a flight cancellation from Texas, Joan
rolled into Canton in time to catch the end of the
reception honoring our class by President Fox at
the President’s House. She spent the summer on
the East Coast visiting “newly discovered class-
Barry (who flew in from Germany) and Martha
Bob Armstrong
weren’t the only classmates
visiting Canton for the first time since graduation.
I didn’t make notes as to who they all were, but
one stood out.
Jim McNabb
and his wife, Kay
Lynn, flew in from Dripping Wells, Texas, so Jim
could see the campus for the first time since 1959!
Most of us did not recall that Jim transferred out
after freshman year. He told me that he regretted
his decision from his first semester on at his other
college. One contributing factor, the warmth of
our classmates, continued to be felt here.
Cynthia commented: “The reunion was the high
point of this year for me. The best part was see-
ing classmates after so many years. St. Lawrence
put on several great events and fed us endlessly
at receptions, dinners, etc. Although I had some
doubts in advance about our costumes for the
The 50th Reunion Class of 1962.