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choir and delivers meals on wheels. Every year,
she gets together with Kappa Deltas Helen Badger
Druce '63, Ann Newnham Lloyd '63, Ann Breitner
O'Reilly '63, Nancy Palmer Appich '63,
Betty Ranal-
li Green
Vivien Easton Bower '63, Katy Bachman
Busby '66, Betsy Barratt Parker '63, Jean Sutherland
McKee '63 and GinnyWalker Heath '62.
Elaine reports that Lynda Pasqua Bliven ’66 is a
retired technology teacher and spends time in
Florida, Colorado and New York. Betty Green is
a widow and lives in Syracuse, where she spends
time doing crafts, quilting and enjoying grand-
children. Elaine saw Lois Drislane Obrist ’66n fre-
quently before Lois passed away of cancer.
Karen Kellogg Spooner
is a retired librarian for
the Watertown (N.Y.) City Schools and continues
to substitute. She has a son, daughter and grand-
daughter. Karen’s husband is a retired teacher
and owns a gun shop. They own a home on Lake
Ontario and she says they often visit campus.
Bob Becker
was a history professor at LSU and
is enjoying retirement in Ogden, Utah. He lives
close to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks,
where he hikes.
Mike Ripple
and wife Suzanne live in Somerville,
Mass., and have just had their first grandchild,
Luke. Mike spends his time consulting, volunteer-
ing for the Mystic River Watershed Association
and drawing cartoons for a newspaper that sup-
ports the homeless. He also spends a great deal
of time on serious canoeing.
The winter issue will contain reports from
Peter Richardson
Robyn Madison
Allan Fisher
Jessie Rightmyer Os-
Jim and Stevie McPhee Michaelson ’66
Gouverneur Street
Canton, NY 13617-1214
Next Reunion: 50
, 2016
Stevie and I received a number of items from
classmates just before the 45th cluster reunion in
the early part of June.
Word came through the alumni office that
Jonathan Raclin
was elected a director of the
Foundation for Public Broadcasting (PBS) in
Washington, D.C. He is also chairman of EMMI
Solutions, a health care animation/private patient
education company in Chicago, and president
of the Central Georgia Historical Society in St.
Simons Island, Ga. Jon also remains managing
director of the Enterprise Portfolio firm, which is
a high-net-worth investment firm.
Reamy Jansen
wrote that his new chapbook of
Two Ways of Not Hearing
a finalist at Fin-
ishing Line Press), will be published shortly.
Mary Jane Pike Schremp
from Hudson, Ohio,
made a brief appearance at the Alumni Parade.
She wrote that she is a retired medical librarian;
a Curves exerciser every day but Sunday; and vol-
unteers at Cuyahoga Valley National Park, helping
operate the visitors’ center. Mary Jane’s husband,
John, retired president of Firestone and VP of
Bridgestone/Firestone, is an avid golfer. He has
played rounds with Tiger Woods, the late Payne
Stewart and others over the years. Their daugh-
ter Caitlin is a mechanical engineer and resides in
Austin, Texas, where she has her own engineering
consulting business.
Sad news reached us just before the cluster re-
union via an email regarding the death of
who we all knew as the All-American
goalie who was“quick as a cat.” He died on an air-
plane flight to Thailand. Bob had a very success-
ful sporting goods business in Michigan and will
surely be missed. We were fortunate to have the
opportunity to see him play the game he loved.
For more, see“In Memory.”
Bob's death sort of put a damper on the reunion,
but wemade it throughOK. The paradewent well
despite the rain; everyone seemed to be in good
health and good spirits; the University programs
were well received; and it was fun reminiscing
with our classmates as well as those of ‘67 and
About 19 showed up for the weekend, and
George Colclough
has to be recognized and
thanked, along with
Lyn Bedell
for soliciting
funds from classmates. George drove to Canton
only three weeks after surgery in order to make
the class presentation.
also needs to be thanked and
recognized for his $50,000match to challenge our
class to give back to St. Lawrence. Other thanks
go out to Dr.
and wife Suzanne Blu-
menstock ‘68, who developed our parade signs,
and to
and Star
for their help in
organizing the parade and in giving the commit-
tee their idea for our theme: “College Daze.” And
would you believe we won third place? We think
they liked the ponchos!
Meg Smith Eisenbraun ’67
Norris Lane
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Next Reunion: 50
, 2017
I was unable to attend our 45
class reunion this
year, but the occasion did elicit some news from
Julian Bergman
called to let me know this re-
union would be the first one he had ever missed.
His son-in-lawwas gravely ill, so Julian and Marcia
were on their way from Florida to visit him in the
hospital in NewYork.
Dottie Houghton Kosicki
emailed that she and
had planned to attend, but as time went by,
plans unraveled. She wrote,“We’ll try for our 50
We are enjoying life inNorthCarolina. John iswith
the FDIC working on failed banks, so he travels
quite a bit. Fortunately he’s home on the week-
ends. I keep busy playing some golf and quite a
bit of bridge. I’m also on the wedding committee
for the community’s chapel and volunteer for the
Bluebird Project and at a homeless shelter.”
Dottie said their two sons, their wives and five
grandchildren would be with them for a week.
Older son Mike and his family live in Portland,
Ore., while Rob and his family live in Huntersville,
The Kosickis see
Shirley Rommel Grahek
her husband Dave ’65, who have a beach house
nearby. In May, Dottie,
Debby Gay Scipione
Katie Winkky Liekoski
Ellen Wilkinson
gathered at Shirley’s for a mini-reunion. “We had
a great time catching up on our lives since col-
lege,”Dottie said. “Katie made each of us a quilted
square using the St. Lawrence colors. Debby and
husband Art spend summers in upstate Maine
and winters in Colorado. Debby recently had
shoulder surgery and her husband had surgery
on the discs in his neck.”
The May issue of the
Notices of the American
Mathematical Society
noti843) announces that in January, at the Joint
Mathematics Meetings in Boston,
John Ewing ’66
received the Yueh-Gin Gung and Charles Y. Hu
Award for Distinguished Service to Mathematics
from the Mathematical Association of America.
This is the most prestigious award for service
offered by the organization. The
him as “very much a ‘big tent’ mathematician, a
recognized expert in scholarly publishing (and)
an effective and firm, but gentle, leader.”
Professor Ewing received his Ph.D. in mathemat-
ics from Brown and taught at Dartmouth and for
more than 20 years at Indiana University, where
he held administrative posts, published approxi-
mately 35 research papers in algebraic topology
and related areas, and was editor of a succes-
sion of professional journals. He then became
executive director of the American Mathematical
Society for 15 years, and is currently president
of Math for America. His task is to recruit and
retain math teachers in major metropolitan areas.
Simultaneously, he is editor of a graduate text in
mathematics. A math major and honors recipient
who was on the men’s lacrosse team and was
elected to Phi Beta Kappa, he lives in
New York City.