FALL 2012 | St. Lawrence University Magazine 41
Several Deltas met at Kate Griffin’s B & B in Sackets Harbor, N.Y., prior to their 50th Reunion on campus
last spring. All from the Class of ’62, they were, front from left, Kate Cronin Griffin, Pat Dunican Iris and
Sandy Brown Lepore, and back from left, Pat Chester Burd, Mary “Betsy” Duevel Horne, Diantha “DD”
Cushman Harrington and Judy Pier Gallagher.
parade, it turned out that the top hats, walking
sticks, tiaras and feather boas were a great hit --
even if we smelled like wet chickens in the rain.
Thank you to
Bill Richardson
for that idea and to
Bill Brenner
for playing the banjo.”
Our cocktail party at President andMrs. Fox’s and
our class dinner emceed by
Phil Kessler
off the weekend in style. The room reeked with
nostalgia, as did most of the weekend. On Sat-
urday evening, the Class of 1962 was formally in-
ducted into the Honor Guard (alumni of 50 years
or more) at a lovely sit-down dinner attended by
all Honor Guard members. The highlight of the
eveningwas the presentation of newdiplomas by
President Fox to each member of our class.
Moe Brown
wrote: “After such a memorable,
once-in-a-lifetime event, it takes time to reflect on
so many friends, changes, goals, plans and more.
What a wonderful time renewing old relation-
Bill Symons
Dave Boyer
Colby Walton
Paul Levi
Peter Kermani
and others
also expressed their positive thoughts via email.
I also heard from several classmates who were
unable to join us in Canton. Once
Marj McColm
recovers from her late June hip replace-
ment surgery, she and her partner, Jean, are plan-
ning to make tracks to the Northwest to visit her
son and to travel in the region. Soon after that,
she will be off to see the British Isles and some of
Europe again. While she loves travelling, she ac-
tually prefers nesting and gardening in her Roch-
ester area home.
Mike Kitay
hated to miss Reunion but it co-
incided with his company’s annual meeting in
Washington, D.C. His job as general counsel for
the Agency for International Development is to
brief mostly foreign employees about compliance
issues. He and his wife are still enjoying working
although they spend as much time as they can at
their second home outside of Tucson.
Tom Hunt
did not make it to the Reunion be-
cause his three children, their spouses and two
almost grown-up-grandchildren insisted that he
and Eleanor stay home for a family celebration on
June 2, their 50th wedding anniversary. Excuse
accepted! Tom and Eleanor were wed the day be-
fore our graduation. Congratulations!
Gail Ferris Chaiken
recently completed a Viking
River Cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg and
then on to Prague.They returned to St. Augustine,
Fla., until July 1 before venturing home to Maine.
They will be there until October. They frequently
visit their children and grandkids in New England.
Anne Henehan Oman
also regrets missing the
Reunion. A series of minor mishaps at the last
minute threw a monkey wrench into her travel
Our Reunion photos will complete this report.
If you have not seen them on our Class of 1962
Facebook page or elsewhere and would like to
have them, please email me.
Leah Kollmer Puzzo ’63
Hillcrest Avenue
Leonia, NJ 07605-1508
Next Reunion: 50
May 30-June 2, 2013
Thank you all for responding to the e-blast sent
out by the University. And anyone else who
would like to send news, please do! There’s al-
ways a next issue.
I received a phone call from
Steve Bull
He and
his wife, Sherry, live in the D.C. area and work as
real estate agents together. They have a summer
home in Kennebunkport, Maine. Steve men-
tioned that
Bill Henkel
lives in Vermont and
lives in Arkansas. Steve is planning on at-
tending the 50
Reunion next June.
April Norton Tweddell
is in northern California.
She is a cleric in Eckankar, her spiritual path, and
is also the local director of Eckankar in Lake and
Mendocino Counties. Over the summer she flew
to the Boston area to see her and Jerry Tweddell
s daughter, Shelley Field, and her family of two
little girls and wonderful husband. Theymet
Spater Somerville
for lunch and shared old pic-
tures of SLU in the early 60’s. Fun!!
Janet Ghattas
and her husband, John Hand, live
in Cambridge, Mass. She is the general director
and founder of Intercultural Dimensions, Inc., a
non-profit educational organization that provides
cross-cultural communication through travel to
Senegal, West Africa, seminars and workshops.
Prior to this, Janet was a French and Spanish
teacher for 25 years. She and her husband have
hiked and traveled to “most of the corners of the
world.” They have a granddaughter in Santa Bar-
bara, Calif., and a grandson in Utrecht, The Neth-
erlands. Their most recent USA travel was a six-
week bike and road trip across the country, and
their most recent overseas travel was to Kyoto,
John McClenahen
said, “Although affected by
moments of great sadness, including the un-
timely death nearly five years ago of
Chris Kapp
my best friend from our years at St. Lawrence, the
years since graduation have been an excellent
adventure.” John received a master’s degree in
English from Western Reserve University, where
he was a weekend radio newscaster for West-
inghouse Broadcasting Company. A job promo-
tion and ultimate transfer to D.C. in 1967 was a
game changer.” He has had a 40-year career in
print and (eventually) electronic journalism. But,
as John says, “I have not lived by work alone….I
have learned to sail, cross-country ski, snowshoe
and play tennis. I have hiked in Denali, the Cas-
cades and the Shenandoah. I have cruised Glacier
Bay and College Fjord. I have experienced earth-
quakes inTokyo, San Francisco and, most recently,
Rockville, Md. I have been in Moscow in new
snow on an Easter morning and on Martha’s Vine-
yard as the bow wave from a small boat moved
among moorings and awakened the harbor to a
new day. I have walked among ancient stones
in Avebury as an expanse of stars shone with
remarkable intensity above the Marlborough
Downs, and lunched with a friend on the terrace
of the Kvarner Hotel in Opatija, overlooking the
Adriatic. On assignment and on vacation, I have
traveled to nearly 30 countries. I have lived in
England while on a fellowship at the University of
Cambridge, stood on the launch pad from which
humankind first left Earth for the Moon, flown su-
personically across the Atlantic and been a gradu-
ate student for a second time at Georgetown
University. I have been an adjunct professor and
a researcher on theWilliamSteinway Diary Project
at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum
of American History, and have published two ar-
ticles on American cultural history in the
of Liberal Studies
Photography has again become
a passion, and in 2011 a photograph I took of ris-
ing morning fog near Provincetown, Mass., was
included in a juried exhibition at the Smithsonian.
Two books of my poems have been published,
and one of my tasks these days is to continue
editing a third, ‘The Unexpected Poet.’ Forty-nine
years since graduation, the excellent adventure
continues, with the love of family and friends and