FALL 2012 | St. Lawrence University Magazine 45
Cup). It almost didn’t happen because we had a
gut-wrenching semi-final against Barcelona that
went into overtime and then a shoot-out. Even
the mayor of Jaca was there for the final game.
My wife, Mary Etue ‘77, and I left for a 10-day tour
of Venice, Italy, Palermo, Sicily and Istanbul before
heading home.”
Closer to home,
Helen Frank Ross-Pollock
writes that she and husband Al Pollock ‘68“decid-
ed to step out of retirement (I know we’re nuts!!)
and relaunch our real estate careers. Al was an
owner-broker for 18 years in Steamboat Springs,
Col., and I was a sales associate for ReMax in Atlan-
ta in the mid 2000s. We live on Anna Maria Island,
off the coast of Sarasota, Fla., andwill focus our at-
tention on this area.” They encourage classmates
who are thinking of retirement to contact them
when you visit Paradise!”
Helen also connected with
Susan Knauerhase
while Susan was visiting her sister and hus-
band. Good to see Susan escaping cloudy Syra-
cuse for sunny Florida!
Paul Henderson
is my retirement role model.
Paul writes:“Mywife,Wendy, is an oncology nurse,
and she does not want to retire and is keepingme
in the lifestyle we have become accustomed to.
She lets me take golf vacations as long as I work
around her schedule. I played a hockey tourna-
ment with Brian Hind ‘71 in March and we were
the winners in the 60-and-over division. In 2013,
we’re off to Australia to visit my youngest daugh-
ter, Laura, who is an optometrist in Cairns and
Port Douglas.” Paul concluded with, “Remember,
the worst thing about retirement is you do not
get any holidays.”
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Next Reunion: 45
, 2015 (
cluster with ’69, ’70)
Barbarajean Schaefer Blodgett ’72
Harrison Street
Watertown, NY 13601-3811
Next Reunion: 45
, 2018 (
cluster with ’74, ’74)
Our 40
Reunionwas awonderful and joyful event.
Close to 70 classmates returned to campus and
raised over $1.1 million for the Alumni Fund! Credit
for that goes to
Jill Hansen Humphries
and her
committee. We also came in second in the parade
competition. But none of this really speaks to the
sheer fun we had reconnecting with friends over
meals, beers, dancing andwalking around campus.
One of the first people I ran into was
Bob Belle
Bob and I went to high school together in Hunting-
ton, N.Y. He is a retired industrial arts teacher and
has segued into a“refined carpentry”business with
another high school friend. Much of his work is
around Skaneateles Lake. Bob andhiswife have two
grown children and spend their summers in Sack-
ets Harbor, N.Y., on the eastern end of Lake Ontario.
Roger Hartwell
met up with
Earl “Steamboat”
at the Buffalo airport and the two life-
long friends drove the rest of the way to Canton.
Roger has relocated from Seattle to Portland,
Ore., and truly loves it. His grown children both
teach (English and math) in international schools
around the world. He enjoys visiting them in their
respective countries whenever he can.
Steamboat was basking in the glow of having his
latest novel,
Sidereal Days: a History of Rock & Roll
released as an e-book. “So much easier, way less
stress,”he said. His youngest child is a rising junior
in high school. Earl has admitted that raising her
has been a tad different from raising her two older
Jeff Petersen
chimed in over cocktails at Her-
ring-Cole Library (graciously hosted by
Paul Gil-
to announce that his youngest child had
just graduated fromBucknell University (as did his
older brother) and that his daughter Haley (oldest
child and Emerson graduate) has embarked on a
career in acting in NewYork City.
I was so pleased to see
Chris Angus
in the book-
store discussing and signing not one, but two of
the three novels he has published this year. He
told me of hopes that one might be bought for
potential movie rights.
Neal Burdick
also presented readings from his
recent anthology on the Adirondacks in the book-
store. Neal was so pleased to spend time with his
friend from theater days, Alumni Citation recipi-
Anne Harrington
Jack Geortner
could stop by only briefly
before getting the Miner Street Band ready for
their two outstanding performances, his wife,
Barbara Ford
mingled for a while. Barb has not
aged one bit! She and Jack still work in California
but enjoy coming east for band gigs and to visit
with family in New Jersey and upstate NewYork.
The last time I spoke with
Barbara Mason Mur-
she was on her way to South Africa to help
with the rescue and rehabilitation of endangered
animals. She told me that her experience there
was the most awe-inspiring thing she had ever
I have vivid memories of dining in Sykes our
freshman year. We had to show up in skirts, jack-
ets and ties, etc. The food was always great (still
is) and the conversation generally centered on
where the next party was going to be, or who
took notes for our 8 a.m. Saturday classes. Almost
years later, the dinner conversation between
Ray “Ranger” Scannell
Liz Marden Mar-
centered on far more important things….
knee and hip replacement surgery! Bill Shannon
added to the merriment with a laundry list of
surgical stuff he has had to endure.
Ray came to Reunion with his 81-year-old moth-
er. They had a hoot together as many hockey
players knew Mrs. Scannell. Ray no longer runs
those 100-mile races, but he does a fair amount of
hiking in the Sierra Nevada, where he lives.
Liz still sculls in the Head of the Charles Race in
Boston, and finishes quite high in the master’s
division. Her youngest son, Sam, had just gradu-
ated fromDartmouth, where he was an outstand-
ing Nordic skier. Liz and three partners run a busi-
ness in Etna, N.H., developing cooling systems for
large computers.
The hockey team had a tremendous turnout
thanks in large measure to
Paul Patrick
ter “Boomer” Brennan
who were able to touch
base with every member. Paul brought along all
four yearbooks and had them on display in the
hospitality lounge all weekend. He is a veritable
walking encyclopedia of SLU trivia; his stories
about hockey team high-jinx are hilarious, as are
his remembrances of classmates.
Al Howes
celebrated his first return to campus.
He and wife Jackie came from California. He has
three grown children. The oldest son works at
Al’s company as international sales manager; his
daughter works for Dr. Oz’s company, Share Car”;
and his youngest son is in Boulder, Col.
Al’s company, TTI Medical, develops surgical in-
struments for use in many delicate procedures.
He said they’re working on two new projects, one
of which will make significant advances in laser
Arnie Edelberg
timed his trip from Australia for
Reunion. He and Boomer remain in constant con-
tact and had a fishing trip planned back at Boom-
er’s in Canada after the weekend. From there,
Arnie planned to go to Arizona to visit his mother,
then back to “Oz” to help his son look at colleges
with good engineering schools.
Mike Flanigan
and his wife, Anna Fummerton,
have the best of both worlds now that they are
retired. They spend summer north of Kingston,
Ont., on Buck Lake, and winter in Fort Myers, Fla.
Anna says Mike stays young and fit chasing his
grandchildren around!
Tim Pelyk
world’s best foster parent”) had the
best catch of the weekend. He managed to drive
and ferry to
Peter Fleming
s St. Lawrence River
home on Howe Island and talk him into return-
ing for Reunion! This was Pete’s first time back to
campus and he was incredibly impressed with all
the changes. He has one grown son who lives in
Ottawa, and enjoys his year-round home that he
Terry “Bugsy” Moran
was still basking in the
glow of his recent award from the American
Hockey Coaches Association, recognizing his
dedication and commitment to hockey pro-
grams throughout his lifetime. Terry is an assis-
tant coach at Castleton State College in Vermont
and was humbled by the remarks of the college
president, David Wolk, who called Terry “a selfless
volunteer, a compassionate leader, a wonderful
father and father figure, a benevolent corporate
and community citizen, and an outstanding hu-
man being. In my 36 years as an educator, I have
never encountered a more impressive educator,
coach and role model.” I think the only accolade
missing is“devoted grandfather”!
If you think the hockey team had the only huge
turnout, guess again. Under the able leadership
Dan Mathias
football team members showed
up en masse. Dan retired from IBM in January af-
ter more than 37 years of employment. He has
three grown children and a little granddaughter
and lives in Ballston Lake, N.Y.
The team filled an entire table at the class picnic
Gale Knull
enlivening the conversation with
stories of his newly retired life in Ocala, Fla. Gale’s
daughter has taken over his Kingston Fine Jew-
elry business in Kingston, N.Y. With his move he
had to turn in his“SLU 72”NewYork license plates,