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88-2 Ball Road,
most of us deeply affected by the horrible disasters of the September-and-after
terrorisms, a changing world confronts us! For this November script,
intended for early 2002 publication, it is difficult to find adequate
words for this column. Nevertheless, Americans have never failed to
overcome adversity, and WE WON'T!
unrelated matter is that your class reporter has finally reached his
95th year on this formerly delightful earth! Thus, it is long overdue
that my reporter duties should "cease and desist," of necessity,
and I hereby cast a confirming vote for that motion after our 70th reunion
next spring. It has been an enjoyable experience to help chronicle our
prolonged era since Alma Mater tossed us out into that Depression. We
hope that '32ers will keep us all updated via a successor reporter or
direct access to the alumni office, or otherwise!
yours for all your help and patience through 21 years!
Ryther Agnew '33
Helin Conboy '34
585 D Avenida
A. Walters '35
574 Blue Ridge
couple of phone calls were successful but others weren't in trying to
Sawyer and spouse Ruth made a trip in the spring to the San Antonio
area of Texas and to their old home area of New York State in the summer.
Next is a trip to Cape Canaveral to see and hear a shuttle launch. After
living in Florida for a good number of years, they'll be patronizing
home industry. They also attended the St. Lawrence reception in Palm
Beach last spring - didn't see anyone else there from our time. How's
that for active seniors?
Padgett and his wife, Irene, also in Florida, have been stays-at-home.
Herb's eyesight is weak, and while this limits his activities, he is
still able to read and keep otherwise occupied. He had to give up golf,
which he very much enjoyed. No plans to travel.
raise Mary "Mel" Lewis Overlease on the phone, so she may
have left Hammond early to winter farther south. She thought earlier
that this year she would winter with her daughter near Utica rather
than drive to the Carolinas as she used to.
been able to get an answer on Margaret "Peg" Robinson Nyquist's
phone since I received a note from a year ago, although the phone rings
normally. Guess I'll have to resort to old-fashioned letter writing,
although phoning is much easier as I've been having eye problems over
the past year. Can't drive but the next-door neighbor kindly takes me
grocery shopping each week and other friends get me out of the house,
so generally I'm getting along reasonably. Thank the Lord for kind neighbors
about a note from some of you not visually impaired?
information about becoming a reporter for this class, please contact
Leigh Berry in the alumni and parent programs office, 315-229-5925 or
80 North Main
Kent, CT 06757-1525
have agreed to offer my services as a reporter for our class-if no one
else wants the job! Because 1937 was so long ago, and because we've
been out of circulation for so long, perhaps a bit of history is in
though, I must sadly report that my girlfriend, beginning at a Tri-Delt
party in 1935, and continuing until June 24, 1939, when she became my
wife for the next 62+ years, Constance Terry Hauser, died on December
1, 2001. Well-wishers may direct remembrances, other than flowers, to
the St. Lawrence University development office.
on with that history. At the invitation of President Seelye, I did not
accept a job offer as a sales trainee at Goodrich Tire and instead worked
for St. Lawrence from July 1937 to May 1941 with the title of assistant
alumni secretary (to Atwood Manley '14). My job was to run the annual
Alumni Fund for Atwood and to recruit prospective male students. Connie
worked in Herring Library after our marriage. During the ensuing years,
we hosted St. Lawrence get-togethers, worked on Alumni Fund drives and
entertained prospective students at our homes in Illinois, Massachusetts
and Pennsylvania. I was a member of the Alumni Council in the late '50s
or early '60s and was an alumni trustee nominee in the '60s, only to
be defeated by my fraternity brother and friend, Kent Faulkner '42.
share your news with the class.
information about becoming a reporter for this class, please contact
Leigh Berry in the alumni and parent programs office, 315-229-5925 or
information about becoming a reporter for this class, please contact
Leigh Berry in the alumni and parent programs office, 315-229-5925 or
"Barney" Brown '40
501 Via Casitas,
for another column and this one will be quite short. In spite of e-mail
queries to a few classmates, I have only three to report on.
Niles reported sad news for which we extend our sympathy to him. I wrote
in an earlier column that wife Margaret's Alzheimer's had required that
she move to a skilled nursing facility. Unfortunately, she passed away
on October 12. Nate is trying to fill his lonely hours with computer
work for the Annapolis Rotary Club. He has also started reading "boat
for sale" ads and hopes to get back on the water. Happy memories,
Nate, and best of luck to you.
also lost his brother, Al '38, who had moved into a rehabilitation and
living center in Norway, Maine, with physical problems including congenital
heart failure. I think many of us remember Al driving around the campus
and Canton in his rather tired Model A.
and Marjorie "Midge" Hall Silver know very well the problems
of a class correspondent as they worked this beat for several years.
They have reduced their travel but welcome visits from family and friends
and they planned a family Christmas get-together at their home in Florida.
They say their golf is getting pretty bad and I say, welcome to the
club. Charlie says they are not ready for assisted living but he is
getting doggone tired of keeping up the yard. Plant it in gravel, Charlie.
and I did take our three-week driving trip to Colorado and on to Nebraska.
We were heading into Lincoln on September 11 and spent most of our visit
glued to the TV. A terrible, evil act and I hope we can extract what
passes for justice. I understand SLU lost five graduates and I'm sure
many of us lost someone we knew.
of report. Keep me posted, friends. Letter, card, e-mail or telephone
- anybody out there? Cheers.
Coakley Farris '41
4120 NW 13th
haven't heard from anyone recently. I called Harry Carhart, who was
headed for a nap after spending a long day at the hospital where he
volunteers. He said that Ron Sinclair is holding his own. He and Harry
chat on the phone once a week.
visited St. Lawrence twice last summer and had a wonderful time. The
second time, my son, Greg, and his wife, Susan, accompanied daughter
Susan and me and we stayed at the river house of my nephew Tom Coakley,
vice president for administrative operations at the University, on the
St. Lawrence River. I hadn't reminded the kids to bring their birth
certificates, so we couldn't cross over into Canada. The new field house
is a great addition to the campus.
as far and wide as we are, geographically, we should have some very
interesting news to share. How about sending me a letter? As I write
this we are preparing for the Christmas holidays. Hope yours was special-let
632 St. Andrews
2017 Glen Drive
Boris has agreed, upon appeal from some of his classmates, to take on
the duties of class reporter. Please send all your news to him by any
of the means indicated above.
42 Cedar Lane
I met Doris Clark '43 when doing grocery shopping. Doris gave me the
sad news that in October she had attended a memorial service in Amsterdam
for Clifford Greene, husband of Helen "Betty" Traver Greene.
My sincere sympathy to Betty.
heard from Larry Eschen '43, who keeps in touch with Joe Kistner '43
and Harry Helfrich. Harry and wife Nancy were at their summer home in
Portage, Maine, where Harry was recovering from another shoulder operation.
You can't keep Harry down. Larry tells me Joe "has become a prolific
writer." I hope we'll hear more about it.
am delighted to report that my third great-grandchild greeted the world
on November 4. Rhiannon is the daughter of Tim and Mary Beth Augustine,
and joins sister Brynne, who is a big 3 years old.
would seem all my classmates are on extended vacations or sabbaticals.
The saying is "no news is good news," but not at 42 Cedar
Lane in Scotia. I love phone calls or letters.
joy in your lives. I'm a firm believer that smiles, laughter and a few
belly laughs make us all better and more productive individuals.
Amer Wolf '45
years ago last fall, we all found our way to Canton, N.Y., to become
- for the most part - the Class of '45. By December, Pearl Harbor pitched
us into World War II. Many joined the military, others had to leave
campus for various reasons and eventually with the V-12 programs some
accelerated into the class of '44; others moved into ours. So be it!
our class for the 1942 edition of the Gridiron are 244 names listed
alphabetically. Then in the 1996 alumni directory, 103 names are listed
BUT 13 of those have an asterisk - meaning their address is unknown.
Where are my classmates? Who remembers whom and what?
Maturity figured us out in their November/December issue. Their puzzle
page stated: " It was a very good year, 1945!" Did you enjoy
Dewitt Kimball called me last March to report waking up the previous
November with an awful back pain. Neighbors took her to a clinic and
then she was transferred to a hospital and wonderful doctor at Yale.
To quote Monnie: "I am so healthy, if it could happen to me, no
one on the planet is safe!" She also claims that since we are "birds
of a feather" she won't fly away until I do.
Marilyn Carter Metsger, it was Pat Ulrich Janney who sent me the information
on your husband.
Thomasma "Tommy" Spiegel, what are you doing? Do you ever
hear from Marjorie Matthius Horton, who shared bacteriology lab with
me? Then there was Elizabeth Shanesy Kiralis in that creative writing
class where we'd wish each other Merry Christmas on the 25th of any
month. Just noticed Margaret Sanders Graveley's name - she accelerated
into our class, right? Where in California are you, Margaret Carr Starr?
Dorothy Durland Robinson, surely you can spare me information.
way I look at it, if you are ill, we could write. If you are deceased,
can't someone tell me? We can always remember. Let's give it a try.
the meantime, congratulate me - I am a great-granmommy! A young man
named Connor arrived October 8, 2001. What a thrill for one of two girls,
who had two girls, one of whom had a girl. Are you following? Our daughter
Martha claims the parents are doing fabulously well.
give me a call. I have an answering machine. Say "hello,"
give your name, your whereabouts and hang up. Thank you.
Miller Hilchie '46
have news from Bette Hitchcock Campbell. It is wonderful to catch up
with her after so many years have elapsed. In 1969 she married Dr. Wells
Campbell, a friend for many years. Their home base is Smyrna, Del.,
but they do travel extensively. They manage four or five trips a year
even though Wells is still practicing three days a week. Generally their
itinerary includes a trip to New Orleans, the Outer Banks and St. Lawrence's
Camp Canaras, Saranac Lake, N.Y. Bette was travel editor for the News
Journal in Wilmington, Del., and this enabled her to see many places,
such as Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Saudi Arabia. She also took two trips
around the world and individual countries. Last year they enjoyed Spain
and Portugal. A few years ago they visited Sally Sloat on their way
to Alaska. "Hitch" says Sally hasn't changed a bit.
has three children, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She is thankful for a great life and a good recovery from brain surgery
Walsh Burgess is still living on Cape Cod, but has moved from North
Chatham to South Yarmouth. I had hoped to see her when we were on the
Cape in September. Unfortunately, we came home early because we arrived
the day before September 11, so we didn't feel like vacationing when
our countrymen were suffering.
Woodhead DeRitter, Joe '63 and Joan Langlois Richardson '57 had planned
a wonderful trip to France with the St. Lawrence alumni travelers, but
this trip has been postponed until April because their original departure
date was September 14.
and the Richardsons attended the Laurentian Leadership Weekend on a
rainy October weekend in Canton. The cultural benefits were well worth
combatting the weather. A highlight of the weekend was a stirring speech
by Steve Forbes. Judy said it was a pleasure to visit Barb Griffiths
Klemens '47's wonderful yarn shop. She also had a visit with Jack Klemens
'48 at the Athletic Hall of Fame Luncheon.
did such a fine job as president of the Albany Panhellenic, she was
elected to swing the gavel another year. When I am in Glenmont, I see
Judy at Panhellenic functions and sometimes in between.
you have enjoyed news of your classmates, treat us to your lives.
Park, Apt. 9 B-F
New York, NY
it on your calendars now! Our 55th Reunion (how did we get here so fast?!)
is the weekend of May 30-June 2. Our Reunion Committee includes Jean
Townsend Browning, Patty O'Neil Cottrill, Bell Herndon and Bill Weaver
and is chaired by Pat Mitchell Infantine (planning), Herb and Sylvia
Allen Watkins and yours truly (development). Conversations with class
members indicate a turnout close to the numbers of our 50th.
is with sadness that I note the passing of Chuck Stephenson last June
26. A celebrated member of the Navy V-12 on campus and accomplished
athlete, Chuck and his wife, Marian, returned to campus in 1995 to celebrate
the 50th reunion of the V-12.
with sadness, I report the passing of Millie Wallin Martin's husband,
Joe, who, although a Dartmouth alumnus, enjoyed our SLU reunions and
class members very much.
Murphy Shelley, who suffered a serious stroke last year, has returned
to her state of origin, Minnesota. She lives in St. Paul.
was scheduled for a trek on the Silk Route September 8, which fortunately
was postponed to April. Not the time for American tourists in Uzbekistan.
However, plenty to keep me busy in NYC. Individuals and organizations
in my neighborhood set up a food station at our local precinct and provided
breakfast and dinner for a month for hundreds of the World Trade Center
rescue workers. Little enough we could do. When the workers returned
from Ground Zero, they looked like they had been drawn through a knothole.
was more of a witness to the disaster than I would have cared to be.
As I returned home from the polls that primary day I heard a very loud
noise. I looked up and saw American Airlines Flight 11 just clearing
our rooftops. I thought, "What's with that plane?! It's too low.
It's going to hit something." It did. I was on jury duty Sept.
11, so I dutifully headed for the courthouse, which is just a few blocks
from the World Trade Center. The streets were full of people looking
up at the North Tower with smoke pouring out. As we looked, the second
plane crashed into the second tower. Now we knew this was not an accident.
was dismissed from jury duty (I was the only one to show up), but continued
serving for the next two weeks until we reached a verdict. During lunch
breaks I walked down to Ground Zero. Devastating. Television doesn't
begin to capture the reality. The good news is that New Yorkers are
tough, resilient and resolute - and united. These events make our Reunion
all the more special - a chance to see good friends. Be sure to come.
Sabia Crotty '48
(phone and fax)
J. Infantine '49
attn: Pat Infantine
P. "Scotty" McAloon
71 Church Street
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-1817
Class of 1950 is responsible for a great deal of stress on its class
reporter when you don't communicate with me. What can we write about
if you don't call, write, fax or e-mail some information?
was not lost as the alumni office sent me two items: one dealt with
the death of Charles Lill. It was an obituary and mentioned that he
studied at Notre Dame and St. Lawrence. We scoured the Compass in 1949
and '50, and found only a mention of him in a list of students in the
1948 Compass. We pride ourselves on being able to recognize all the
members of our class, but Charles Lill we neither recognized nor knew.
other was from Anne Dawson O'Malley '49, who visited when Pi Phis came
back in 2000 and in July of this year sent a notation to the alumni
office that she had read Andy Doty's book, Backwards into Battle. I
have mentioned it in my column a few times and there was review in this
magazine. If you want to get a copy of Andy's book, let me know and
I will arrange to have Andy send you one (for a price).
Hahn Merritt after our last reunion sent me a note saying that I included
104 classmates at the Color Guard Dinner. As she arrived late, it should
be 105, so we stand corrected. Unfortunately, that was Marylee's last
notation to me.
want to take you back to the reunion of June 2001. Among the items as
gifts or whatever you could purchase were sketches of Appleton Arena.
We purchased three of them and sent them on to the roommates. We described
in our letter to the roommates some dermatology problems we had, which
were corrected very simply, and I received great advice from Tommy Gerard:
"Stay out of the sun." Tommy told me that he had had lunch
with John Westlye '52, who is in good spirits and gets around with a
cane. Westlye always has some great opinions. Tommy also said that he
had lunch with Anne Nardi Rogers, who had been married but then divorced.
She and her second husband live about two miles from Tommy and I guess
it was good talking about various things. He also said that he and Doug
Westerberg '51, another roommate, were in touch because they were looking
at the Stanley Cups.
you can see there is "much ado" about nothing. Lower your
class reporter's stress level. As you will not read this until February
(assuming all goes well), we wish you wealth, health, and happiness
in the new year. Remember when we thought 2000 was a big deal? Here
we are at 2002!
Raymond Ciarcia '51
Almo, KY 42020
spring we'll be celebrating the 50th anniversary of our graduation!
But we are too YOUNG! How could it possibly be our 50th? There obviously
has been some mistake!
the University is obviously going along with this GROSS error, I've
been getting notification of classmates who intend to be heading up
to Canton next spring.
Oliver Bowman plans to be there. She spends "half the year or more
in Hobe Sound, Fla.," but still has a house in Canton. Becky attends
alum Tri-Delta meetings when she is in the North Country. Last year
she went to Ireland, risking life and limb, to kiss the Blarney Stone.
Had a great time.
(whose daughter, Mary, is Class of '81) enjoys golfing and does volunteer
work in both Florida and Canton.
Glover and his wife, Diane Preussner Glover '57, will be on hand. Tom
says, "In the Tick Tock tradition, I continue caricaturing here
and abroad," though he says "actually golf is overtaking work."
and Diane have four "grand-Larries" courtesy of offspring
Bruce '83 and Leslie '85. More on Tom later.
planning to be at our celebrations is Don Boice Jr. Don has been living
in Grantham, N.H., for 19 years. Both his married children and grandchildren
live within 20 miles of him. He spends "most of the winters in
Florida with friends on a golf course." Although retired, Don has
worked for the last 16 years as a part-time realtor.
classmate who will be heading toward Canton next May is Evelyn Benson
Blount. Evie, who has four children and five grandchildren, lives in
Naples, Fla., and summers in Henderson Harbor, N.Y. She is retired,
golfs, bikes and volunteers in community service. When she has free
time she gardens and COOKS. (I MUST go visit!)
Barbara Robertson Mitchell will be at our reunion. (She'd better be!
She is co-chairman.) Barb says, "all you '52ers - we want you at
our 50th reunion. Call your friends and tell them to pack their bags
and attend the big event on May 30-June 2, 2002. See you there!"
Cox also is assured of a ticket to Canton. He is chairing the reunion
with Barb. They are busy developing committees to support their efforts.
Let them know if you're interested in helping.
"Peggy" Henshaw Sperling will be there. You'll recognize her
because she'll be wearing her "freshman beanie." (Actually,
we are ALL supposed to wear them.)
ALIVE and traveling!" says Richard Brush. Dick is obviously all
set to leave for Canton. What fun!
Blankman plans to be with us for the great event. (If he can tear himself
away from all his endeavors.) He is a very fine photographer and recently
has been making beautiful greeting cards adorned with his excellent
photos (occasionally even throwing in a little original verse).
class is so diverse and talented. Speaking of talent, I told you I wanted
to add a bit more about Tom Glover. We all remember his caricatures.
(What did he charge? $2 a piece? Everyone had them done......and the
big mural at the Tick Tock which was still there at our 45th reunion.)
recently received some clippings from the Darien News Review that did
a great report about Tom. Let me condense it a bit by saying that he
has come up in the world (and probably charges more than $2 for a picture
now). He and Diane have traveled all over the world as Tom draws his
specialty for such folks as Time, RJR Nabisco, Sears, the New York Times,
Honda, Minolta, AT&T, IBM, CBS, NBS, the Olympics and (as they say)
a "host of others"! Wow!
you suppose instead of a composite photo of our class, Tom could just
DRAW us? At $2 a person....if we have 100 of us show up, he could make
himself a neat $200. The possibilities are MIND-boggling! How 'bout
is going to be one fantastic reunion. Anyone who misses it is (as we
say in Kentucky) an absolute idjit! Write, call or e-mail (note the
new number and address above) and tell me you are coming!
Rundquist Meyer '53
has changed in the lives of all of us in the two months that have passed
since I wrote my last column. It is my sincere hope that no member of
the Class of '53 has been personally affected by the tragedy of September
newsy letter from Paul Clements gave me a rundown on his activities
since graduation, which included stints with General Electric and Sears
Roebuck in the Boston area, where he and wife Peggy raised four children.
Then they returned to Canton, where Paul purchased and operated the
Bing Stevens Office Products and Sporting Goods store, while Peggy ran
Crowell Jewelers in the same building on Main Street. In 1993, they
moved to Dolgeville, N.Y., into an 1879 Colonial Revival house, which
they have been restoring ever since. One day this may become a B&B.
Take note, classmates. Their travels have included a 9,000-mile auto
trip across the United States, a trip to Europe and also to the Dominican
Republic, where their eldest son is a State Department diplomat at the
U.S. Embassy. Paul and Peggy are looking forward to Reunion 2003.
Hutt Phillips relates an incredible experience singing with a massed
choir of over 500 voices at the International Church Music Festival
in Bern, Switzerland, in early summer 2001. Her New Bern, N.C., group
also visited Salzburg, Oberammergau, Lucerne, Interlaken and Geneva.
The Phillipses enjoyed the remainder of the summer at their summer home
on the St. Lawrence River, with non-stop visits from family and friends.
Rollins and wife Harriet Perkins '52 moved to Hendersonville, N.C.,
in 1992 when he retired from a career as a college professor in California.
They spend summers at Long Lake in the Adirondacks and return to California
for a month each winter. Aerobics, tennis, travel and visits with their
two sons keep them busy in their retirement.
Fox received an MS in physics in 1953 after two years at St. Lawrence
on a fellowship for research in ultrasonics and polymers. This led to
a career in research and development, first at the Franklin Institute
Research Laboratories in Philadelphia, where he met his wife, Charlotte.
In 1957 he joined the technical staff at AT&T's Bell Laboratories,
where he worked on transistor development for AT&T's first transistorized
Underseas Telephone Cable as well as for future undersea cable devices.
Since his retirement in 1981 Bill and Charlotte spend time in both Pennsylvania
and Florida with their three children and five grandchildren.
Fox worked on transistor development for AT&T's first transistorized
Underseas Telephone Cable as well as for future undersea cable devices.
letter from Betty Buchanan Dunn included the news that, after visiting
the North Country last spring, her family became the happy owners of
a camp on Lake Ozonia in St. Lawrence County. Betty is retired but still
volunteers at the Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Va., when she is
not traveling with husband Leo, who has been assigned as an advocate
for patients involved in clinical research trials at the Medical College
of Virginia. Son Cary practices Mohs surgery in Sarasota, Fla., while
daughter Laurie lives in Silver Spring, Md., and works in Baltimore.
On a sad note, Betty mentioned the death of Sheila "Teddy"
Hill, a two-year member of the Class of '53, who died of lung cancer
in July 2001.
alumni office sends word that Richard Anderson recently rode on the
first passenger train on the line through Canton since 1964, a special
excursion. This brings back fond memories of the trip to New York City
on the "Canton Creeper" for Christmas break.
Kronk has been restricted to his local area by his doctor. However,
he hopes to be well enough to travel to Canton for Reunion 2003. I hope
so too, Bill, and want to take this opportunity to urge all classmates
who possibly can return for our 50th to do so.
84 State Street
to my classmates from my home near "the Hill." I have been
asked to take on the class notes duties by Barbara Thorn Heineman, and
I am happy and honored to be able to serve the class. As I am facing
a bit of surgery as I write this in November, I will simply let you
know that the next issue will contain a lot of good stuff that I expect
to get in the mail. I would not, however, let the opportunity pass without
expressing my thanks and, I know, yours to our faithful class reporter
for these many years of toil on our behalf. Thanks, Barb, for all your
regards to all. Please be in touch. You too, Barb!
Sullivan Thompson '55
enjoyed Laurentian Leadership Weekend in Canton, October 5-7. Our daughter
Liz Thompson Collins '87 was inducted in the St. Lawrence Athletic Hall
of Fame. She was one of the few women in St. Lawrence history to swim
in NCAA championship meets in each of her four years. Liz finished her
Saint career as a 13-time All-America, captained the team in 1987 and
helped establish St. Lawrence records in the 400-free relay, the 800-free
relay and the 400-medley relay. Those records remain today. She also
helped the 400-medley and 400-free relay teams win New York State championships.
It was a family gathering with sisters Martha Coy '81, Sarah Thompson
'82, Amy Collins '85 and twin sister Carrie Mauro (Brown '87) attending.
Thompson '54 was excited to see Ted Stratford '57 be inducted also.
He was a Saint football player and an outstanding football coach at
St. Lawrence for a 10-season career. "Bear" is a middle school
science teacher in Saranac Lake and keeps busy coaching too. Frank Shields
'54 read all the citations at the induction and did an excellent job.
Frank was inducted in 1994.
is a unique experience to visit the new and renovated recreational and
athletic facilities on campus. Between Augsbury Physical Education Center
and the Sammis Tennis Courts, the new 102,000-square-foot Newell Field
House contains an indoor track, tennis courts, a climbing wall and a
133-station fitness center. It's definitely worth a trip to Canton to
see the impressive campus changes made in the past few years.
had a luncheon visit with Harold "Rit" Lennon in August in
Saratoga. He still owns Lennon's in New Hartford, my favorite jewelry
store. Nick and Barbara Thorn Heineman '54 called from their home in
Greensboro, Ga., and suggested we think about skiing in Aspen with the
St. Lawrence group in March. Sounds like a nice plan.
there was more news to report. Please keep in touch.
Tower Funke '56
119 Davis Road
Phone and fax:
following is edited from the Ottawa Citizen under the headline "Michael
Pitfield's Private War: The relentless disease that stalks Ottawa's
former top bureaucrat." "It was to have been nothing more
than a short speech given in a banquet room of the Chateau Laurier.
Corporate donors, politicians, board members assembled for the official
launch of Parkinson Society Canada. Peter 'Michael' Pitfield was the
featured speaker. Michael had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease
in the late '80s. Public speeches had become a rarity but on this occasion,
he delivered a heroic speech. Although slowed by Parkinson's, it was
apparent he still had enormous wit and elegance."
'Michael' Pitfield was a close friend of Pierre Trudeau and worked faithfully
for four different prime ministers. He represented so much of Canada's
history and was considered a brilliant public servant. Somehow Michael
has managed to turn back the clock on Parkinson's.
brief history of Michael includes his unprecedented graduation from
SLU, at age 16, where he received a degree in science. Immediately following
graduation he enrolled at McGill University. He passed the bar exam
in 1959, but was too young to sign legal documents. He was a clerk in
the Justice Department in Ottawa until he could begin work as a lawyer.
When he was just 27 years old, he was described as the most formidable
intellect to come to Ottawa in a generation. He was a close friend of
Pierre Trudeau and worked faithfully for four different prime ministers.
would leave public service 23 years later. While in public service he
was routinely considered to be the smartest person in the room. He always
had a great love for the intricacies of governance. He also had a very
refined sense of duty, and civic responsibility. He represented so much
of Canada's history and was considered a brilliant public servant.
married late in life, at 35, to Nancy Snow, and they raised three children,
Caroline, Thomas and Kate, who live in Toronto. Nancy recently succumbed
to cancer. In spite of his disability, Michael has managed to keep the
large family home so the children can come to visit.
Michael was experiencing the advanced stages of Parkinson's, he spent
more than two years researching every aspect of deep brain stimulation.
Recognizing there was no other alternative, he opted for complicated
major brain surgery. The surgery would entail implanting electrodes
in the brain that would then be hooked up to a pacemaker inserted in
his chest. Several weeks after surgery the pacemaker would be hooked
up to a computer, which adjusts the electrical currents passing through
the electrodes. In short, a computer would reprogram his brain.
an arduous series of hospital stays and numerous return visits and severe
exhaustion Michael was able to schedule the newspaper interview. Did
the operation work? Michael says, "Yes, I believe it did!"
Somehow Michael has managed to turn back the clock on Parkinson's and
anticipates at least another five good years. He can pick up a spoon
(as simple as that sounds), wear good shoes (without rubber soles to
keep from falling) and the greatest blessing is once again, Michael
can read a book.
Jacobsen is having fun traveling with her sister Karen and brother Leif,
plus their spouses. They were thrilled to be on hand at the L'Anse au
Meadow, Newfoundland, celebration of the 1000-year anniversary of the
Viking landing. The scene was exciting and included a direct descendant
of "Leif the Lucky" who sailed a 70-foot Viking ship replica,
called "Islandinger," from Greenland to New York City in a
four-month voyage. Greta's youngest son, Scott, who is a lawyer in NYC,
marked his 36th birthday by watching the arrival of the "Islandinger"
there on October 5. He commented to his mother that it might have been
easier if they had all come to New York to see it.
retired in November 2000 and spent four months traveling 14,000 miles,
including a trip to Ireland, where she encountered a rare blizzard in
Dublin and the advent of "hoof and mouth disease." Clorox
rugs greeted her at the air terminal and the St. Patrick celebrations
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Leigh Berry in the alumni and parent programs office, 315-229-5925 or
5 Jay Street
am starting the countdown now! There are only about 15 months until
our 45th reunion! While that may seem a long way off right now, we all
know how quickly the last 45 years have flown. So begin to clear the
decks for June 2003 so you can get back on campus, touch base with your
classmates, and see firsthand all the exciting growth that is taking
place at SLU.
Van de Water, Bill Lewis and I have enjoyed the new soccer facility
and the success of the soccer teams in the fall. Bill has a new hip,
which is temporarily slowing him down, but only slightly. Reports are
that Pete did begin to get his golf game in shape, but we never managed
to get together for a round. It was a terrific summer for golf and my
game did revive a bit. Next summer for sure!
plans include spending three months in Alabama this winter. I will miss
the hockey, but not the snow. McKinnGunn Travel had to postpone our
trip to France due to the September tragedy, but April in Paris sounds
good! Barbara Blair Nangle and husband Phil are coming along. Barbara
and Phil enjoy a couple of trips a year, usually one in the United States
and one abroad. It should be great fun.
an attempt to close the time gap between the submission of the class
notes and the publication of the magazine, the University will place
the class notes on the University Web site. Well before the magazine
arrives in your mailbox, those of you who are at least somewhat familiar
with the World Wide Web can read all about the Class of '58.
course, that means you have to provide me with some material for the
column. I have had no notes, e-mails, or other communications from any
of you since my June column. Are you out there? Inquiring minds want
to know where you are and what you are up to!
a good spring and keep in mind June 2003!
Marlow Castle '59
P.O. Box 766
write on November 11, exactly two months from our country's great September
11 tragedy. Each of us will always remember the very moment and place
that we heard the news. I found myself in a remote part of Alaska on
the final leg of a two-week trip - a wonderful gift to myself. It was
a W&L Alumni College-sponsored trip that took us into Denali National
Park, where we walked the tundra and learned about the wildlife there.
The train to Anchorage is a "must" experience. From there
it was by bus to the Kenai Peninsula to see glaciers and marine life
by boat. The final leg of our trip was by float plane to Brooks Lodge
on the Katmai Peninsula to observe bears - no TV or telephones, only
computer printouts courtesy of the rangers to inform us of the terrorist
there we were, stranded. In the face of the tragedy, the inconvenience
was nothing. It made for a strange feeling to be so isolated.
the flight ban lifted in time for me to depart on my originally scheduled
flight and I arrived at Dulles Airport on the 14th. Some of our group
were unable to rebook flights for up to five days. Spending that weekend
with two of my children and experiencing the sense of patriotism in
the Washington area was overwhelming. Living "normally" is
time to time I find myself in another wonderful "SLU/W&L connection"
experience and on my 18-person Alaska trip it happened again. Barbara
and David Crosby, parents of Susan Crosby '91, were travelling companions.
With little other news to report, I told them that they might well become
the feature of my column!
Carling Budlong forwarded a very nice thank-you note from Kristin Carmichael
'03, the recipient of our Class of 1959 Scholarship. This young woman
is a most deserving student. She is living in International House alongside
some of SLU's international students. She had the lead in Noises Off,
which opened on campus in mid-October. Kristin hopes to study in London.
of my favorite TV channels is Animal Planet. A week ago I turned it
on for a few minutes and found myself watching "A Pet Story"
featuring a couple who raise prize-winning llamas. It showed the farm,
how the llamas are trained, and the national competition at which their
"pets" are shown. Part way through, a name printed on the
screen caught my attention immediately - Dan Goodyear! Sure enough,
as I looked more closely, it was SLU's own Danny Goodyear '60! Dan,
what fun to see you so unexpectedly and enjoying life on your llama
ranch/farm!! I may sound like an advertisement for that channel but
it is great fun if you like wildlife shows or stories about animals.
Take a look and you might catch Dan on a re-run!
Younger Moore '60
really wish I had some news from the Class of 1960 now that I have learned
to use my computer for word processing! Won't you please drop me a note?
Even a postcard would be most welcome!
leaving the Alumni Council I have very little opportunity to see St.
Lawrence alums. However, I did run into E. Harlan "Hal" King
'61 while Jay and I were oystering on Cape Cod in early November. He
has relocated to Pocasset from New Hampshire, where he worked for many
years as a most distinguished school principal. He is enjoying his retirement
by sailing, running and volunteering for the Council on Aging. He and
his wife, Jan, have two daughters, one who recently presented him with
a grandson and the other who will be married in the spring.
Pressley Taylor '61
1 Penfield Avenue
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520-3014
with joyous notes, Carole Sperzel Clark wrote, "Our daughter Tricia
became engaged in August. We are delighted that she has found Mr. Wonderful.
I've been updating my Web site, so please go to www. homestead.com/CaroleClark/2001.html
and you will see what I've been up to." And on Nov. 3, Sue Hunter
Schultz and Joe Sherin's daughter, Colleen, was married in St. Paul.
Best wishes to all!
I must also share tragic news. In early September, Judith Burgevin Johnson
lost her eldest son, Klay, in a house fire in Australia. And on September
11, Tom Maltby's son, Christian, an employee of Cantor Fitzgerald, was
killed in the attack on the World Trade Center. Our hearts go out to
Stevens wrote, "We returned to Anchorage a short time ago from
our place on the river. There, we have no television, electricity, telephone,
etc. So we had limited contact with what was going on (the attacks)
except for one local radio station. I was pleased to see how rapidly
the country forgot about petty politics and started pulling together....
We are off to Mexico for our annual trip next week."
Linderoth Taylor sent me an advanced copy of her notes for the Kappa
Newsletter. Many thanks, Patty!
Orth is working for her son's business, Global Computer Systems. However,
she says she'd rather be out gardening or at the beach. Her son, Alan,
became engaged this year and her daughter Anne and her boyfriend are
building a house about 20 minutes away, so she is very lucky to have
her two children so close. Nancy and a group of high school friends
went on a three-day weekend to Cape Cod and then on a canoe trip. Many
laughs!! Nancy has steeped herself in Russian history in preparation
for a tour to Moscow and St. Petersburg next October to look at art
and architecture, including the Pushkin museum.
Hills Weeks is located near the New Jersey Shore and has children living
nearby in Paoli, Pa. Her daughter is in the Wharton MBA program and
working full-time in Tokyo. "Neets" is mostly retired from
massage therapy although she still does some.
Baker Rencurrel keeps busy with kayaking, golf and other activities
through a huge Cape Cod retirement community. Ron '62 has been crewing
on a sailboat. They traveled this past summer for 21/2 weeks in Scandinavia
and loved it.
Parker Eldridge ran into Linda at the grocery store and was prompted
to write. She also lives on Cape Cod with her husband, Dana, a naturalist
and interpreter for the National Seashore. He has written two books
about the Cape and Lynne is his "agent" and distributor on
the Cape! They were looking forward to heading south in January with
bikes and canoe and visiting the state parks, plus exploring the many
rivers Florida has. During the summer, they rent their home and live
on a 34-foot Catboat that Dana built. They have eight grandchildren
between them so it is a challenge to keep up with all the birthdays,
"Canna" Smyth Rocco wrote that her girls are both in New York
City and safe. Carrie is with Sotheby's; Catherine and her husband just
had a baby girl, Elizabeth Frances Goodwin. Canna still sells lots of
real estate in the McLean, Va., office of Coldwell Banker, while Frank
plays a bit of golf.
Kay Robertson Tomasi and husband Jim traveled
to Nova Scotia, rather than their planned Rhine River cruise in September.
They ski at Stratton in the winter with an over 50 group called the
Trailblazers. They were looking forward to spending Christmas in Salt
Lake City with their son John and his fiance - a May wedding is
Bramwell Jolly and Patty are both in an NAIC Investment Club. Barb unfortunately
broke her foot on Memorial Day and the healing has been slower than
desired, but she is back to playing golf and "construction"
with her 3-year-old grandson.
from Patty herself: "My passion is still knitting. Last summer
John '59 and I visited France, specifically Paris and the Dordogne region
and Switzerland, touring the Bernese Oberland and hiking the Haute Route
from Chamonix to Zermatt. We had a fun trip heli-hiking in British Columbia
in August, just as beautiful as the heli-skiing the year before. We
are active in the Over the Hill Gang, hosting one ski trip a year. During
the winter John teaches x-country skiing and telemarking at Keystone,
while I give snowshoe nature tours. In the summer I teach wildflower
classes at the local community college."
mid-October Judy Casadonte McDowell hosted a class luncheon at their
home in Ridgewood, N.J. Such a fun time! Judy produced a scrapbook from
freshman year complete with our Orientation schedule, the SLU handbook,
Rush Party favors, photos - a real treasure! Judy loves retirement and
when Al retires, they plan to move to her family home in Little Falls.
Kieswetter and his friend, Linda, were with us for a short time. Ken
Shilkret regaled us with family stories. He's thinking of retiring and
moving upstate. Sue Edmonds Carroll is delighted to have a precious
granddaughter. She also told me about her three-week business trip last
January to India. Fascinating!
Beaumont continues to win ballroom dance competitions.
Beaumont continues to win ballroom dance competitions. Cinnie Baldwin
Luscombe told us that her husband, Paul (Lafayette College '60), has
written a biography of former Lafayette basketball coach William "Butch"
van Breda Kolff. And a first-timer at these gatherings was Ed Schwesinger,
who's living in Connecticut. Oddly enough, he bumped into Steve Brecher,
whom he'd not seen in at least a year, at dinner that night and he wants
to come to the next luncheon! Look forward to seeing you, Steve!
early October, Natalie and I attended Laurentian Leadership Weekend
on campus. It was great! Neither of us will ever forget driving through
the Adirondacks at peak season. Spectacular! And guess who we met for
coffee at the Brewer Bookstore - Connie Meng! What a treat that was!
She's bought a home in Canton and is working full-time for WSLU, the
NPR station. John Butler was also there for the weekend and was going
to try to visit Connie, too.
and I are planning to move to Washington, D.C. in the late spring. Will
keep you posted. In the meantime, wishing you a healthy 2002 and hope
we can all keep in touch.
Brenner had an oped piece printed in the Sullivan County Democrat advocating
the use of wind power as a source of inexpensive energy for Sullivan,
Ulster and Orange counties, New York. Bill lives in Grahamsville, N.Y.,
and is president of Brenner Income Tax Centers Inc. In 2000, Bill ran
as the candidate of the Republican and Green parties for an Assembly
Levi has been elected to the board of directors of the American Academy
of Periodontology. The academy works to increase public awareness of
periodontal disease, stimulate clinical research and enhance educational
programs and opportunities.
Levi has been elected to the board of directors of the American Academy
of Periodontology. Paul received the Clinical Faculty Teaching Award
of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He has been invited to present
courses in Germany and at three universities in Thailand.
maintains a private practice in Burlington, Vt., and chairs the postdoctoral
clinical program in periodontology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
He also holds academic appointments in the department of surgery, Medical
Center of Vermont, and the University of Vermont, School of Allied Health
Sciences. In June 2001, Paul received the Clinical Faculty Teaching
Award of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He has been invited
to present courses in Germany and at three universities in Thailand,
where he recently worked with the faculty of Prince of Songkla University
in a free dental clinic at the Thailand Naval Base in Songkla, Thailand.
our 40th reunion is just three months away!
Kollmer Puzzo '63
Allred Huffaker welcomed her second granddaughter, Madeline Hruska,
on October 24, 2001.
'65 and Ann Breitner O'Reilly e-mailed that in 2001 they traveled to
Huatulco, Mexico, in February and then went to Florida for March and
part of April. On the return to home in Clayton, N.Y., their children
(Alynda '90 and Shawn) gave them a party to celebrate their 35th wedding
anniversary. Shawn's wife had a baby in September, making their fourth
have been back to campus several times this fall. It is lovely! A place
of serenity and relative safety after the disaster of September 11.
Please pray for peace and God bless all of us.
Denley Rafferty '64
Point Drive, #272
I hope you all are well and enduring in the wake of the terrorist attacks.
This will appear about five months following September 11; I'm writing
it in November....
have had the pleasure of partying with several people from our class
in the last few months. In September Nancy Baldwin Finlay, Carol Lankford-Gross
'66, Nancy Current Martin and I ferried over to Angel Island in San
Francisco Bay for a hike and picnic (picture in this issue). We all
live in Northern California now.
following weekend I spent some time with Tom Heavey, who attended his
daughter Kristin's dance program in San Francisco. After graduating
from SLU, Tom served in the Marine Corps for four years. He received
a master's in counseling at Keene State College. He started a biking
business with wife Susan Leedham '65 but sold the business in 1991 and
next served as guidance counselor and then director at Kearsarge Regional
High School in Sutton, N.H. He now lives with second wife Mary Lou in
Henniker, N.H. Two years ago they were in Salt Lake City, where he was
a support counselor, and afterward they spent a summer traveling in
Alaska. Tom now does consulting work (reality therapy and choice theory)
at schools and privately. He also is studying jazz guitar.
vacationed in North Carolina for a week in November and a mutual friend
invited Pam Webber Whedon for dinner. She left St. Lawrence for her
junior year abroad (in France with Barbi Zinner Lindsay Reed), finished
up at Syracuse University and went on for graduate school in speech
and drama. In 1970, Pam moved to NYC, where she met husband Tom Whedon,
who later was co-executive producer of "The Golden Girls"
and other comedies. They have been married 28 years and reared five
sons (three of his and two of theirs). Jed, 26, is a musician/video
game designer and Zach, 22, is a senior at Wesleyan University in Middletown,
spent 25 years in the Los Angeles area, where Pam was both an artist
and an art teacher. Now Pam is fulfilling her life-long dream, attending
graduate school full-time as an art history major at UNC in Chapel Hill,
N.C. Pam and Tom have resided in Durham, N.C., for the past four years.
Her sister Rosemary "Posy" Webber '67 is now living in Riverside,
Conn., and has been married to Brian McGlynn for 20 years. They have
a son, Bob, 13, who is in junior high. Posy was an illustrator for the
Wall Street Journal.
Cantlie writes that he and Barbara "Betsy" Harris '66 have
been married 35 years and have three children and three grandchildren.
After 30 years, Ron retired from GE in January 1999 and soon took on
work at a small manufacturing company in northeast Ohio. Betsy is the
international director of alumnae communications for Pi Beta Phi and
in her travels has run into several sorority sisters from SLU. Ron and
Betsy lived in Shanghai, China, for the year 1998, which was a highlight
of their life together.
Andrews writes that following his Vetsville days, he and wife Mary moved
to Denver and then Honolulu for graduate school. He then took a teacher
training position in the Caroline Islands for a few years, after which
they moved to Michigan, where Harry was director of biomedical communications
in the Medical School at Michigan State. He then began a doctoral program.
Although Mary continues to work, Harry has retired from the Medical
School and just does special projects, one of which is the MSU semester
program in India (which is where they met in the Peace Corps years ago).
Harry and Mary are living in Mason, Mich.
Andrews has retired from the MSU Medical School and just does special
projects, one of which is the MSU semester program in India.
mentioned that he sees Ron Mason periodically and that Ron led the Michigan
State Spartan hockey team against the University of Michigan October
6 in front of the largest crowd ever assembled for a hockey game. It
was outdoors and attended by over 70,000. Ron has been inducted into
the SLU Athletic Hall of Fame.
Plumadore's son, Dustin, was a captain on the Army football team last
fall. A Syracuse newspaper story described Dustin's successful efforts
to get his father together with an old Vietnam War buddy for the Army-Navy
game last December 1.
if you would like your e-mail address to be on the SLU Web site, please
let Leigh Berry know at 315-229-5925 (or toll free at 888-758-4438)
Petrie Davis '65
Center, VT 05255-0730
haven't heard from anyone from the class this season so I'll send news
of Laurentians I've talked to or seen this past year. Last spring I
talked to Eileen Simpson Matrazzo. She is divorced, a grandmother and
has been teaching high school English in Scarborough, Maine, for over
20 years. Melanie Feintuch is also divorced, a grandmother and living
and working in Reading, Mass.
Hall Sugahara is renovating a house in New Vernon, N.J. She has a son
at Colgate, a daughter at Harvard and another daughter at Tufts.
Sampson lives in Troy and stopped by on his way to some event. It was
great seeing both Dave and his wife, Arlene Mernit '67. He said he'd
seen Dave and Margee Burns Grow recently.
Denson Beisler '66 stopped by to say hello. She was accompanied by her
two daughters. She looks terrific, lives in northern Maine and has two
daughter, Tori '96, just purchased a house in Portland, Maine. She teaches
9th and 10th grade English in Falmouth. She keeps in touch with many
of her classmates.
contact me by e-mail, Jill Casler Colver, Diane Lapham Crichton, Alice
Rothmann Demarest, Molly Gierasch, Debbie Spencer Jackson, Anne Townsend,
Joan Savin, Carol Nichols Wurmnest and Leslie Shill Homer. After the
Pi Phi house closed, I was able to retrieve two sorority composites
for 1963 and 1965. I have them hanging in my house and look at our young
and Kathy Folger Schwieger
69 Southfield Road
and Dottie '67
PO Box 704
Concord, MA 01742-0704
this is our first column since the tragedy of September 11, we want
to express our sympathy to the families and friends of St. Lawrence
alumni who perished. We were especially saddened that Rich Stewart '89,
who had done a banking internship with John, was among those who lost
Chisnall Waldron wrote that she was sorry to have missed the reunion
last spring, but son Alex was graduating the week before. Sue had spent
a weekend with Helen Hartford Bonner and they'd had a great time together
discussing jobs, children, hobbies (golf) and retirement!
September, Debby Gay Scipione was visiting family in Massachusetts and
stopped by to see us in our new digs on the Middlesex School campus.
It was fun to catch up with her.
Verro, one of John's old geology buddies, sent a newsy e-mail from Vancouver,
Wash. Chuck writes, "I stayed on the geology track until '83. I
did some good international work; saw places I would never have seen
any other way. But, as fun as it was, I eventually did get the urge
to settle down. I left geology in '83 - three years after getting married.
I ended up on the pastoral staff of a large church in Reno, Nev., doing
some international work with their missionaries and also doing most
of the counseling. I found that I liked the counseling and eventually
went back to grad school. Now I'm in private practice in Vancouver and
really enjoy it. I also have a contract with the state doing in-home
crisis intervention work with families when there's an out-of-control
teen in the mix." Chuck has been married for 21 years to Jeanna
and they are the proud parents of two teens - Josh and Micaella. Chuck
and Jeanna keep extremely busy now that their kids are getting into
driving- Washington requires 50 hours of driving with the parents before
they can test for their license.
a chance to catch up with Natalie Ammarell; we discussed all the benefits
of moving from Massachusetts to North Carolina! She is living in Chapel
Hill, where she continues to run her own business consulting for non-profits.
This gives her ample opportunity for travel, with a number of clients
in the Boston area. She is often up this way. Natalie is the president
of a social service agency, which serves the homeless in Chapel Hill
and the surrounding area. She stays in touch with Lyn and Carol Ezick
Wheeler, as well as Ann Spies, who is reportedly enjoying her retirement
Rogers Matthews has her own environmental management-consulting firm.
She works with a wide variety of clients, including a cruise line, a
paint company and a school system.
working in Boston, Natalie stays with Clare Rogers Matthews in nearby
Belmont. After earning her M.Ed., Clare taught for a couple of years
before returning to the world of business. Clare now has her own environmental
management-consulting firm. She works with a wide variety of clients,
including a cruise line, a paint company and a school system, which
keeps things interesting! Clare's son, Mark, is married and lives in
Wilmington, Del., where he works for MBNA. Last December, Clare held
a "mini-reunion" at her home. Guests included Sarah Ritchell
Edelstein, Rosemary "Posy" Webber McGlynn, Diane "Dee
Dee" Holt, Gloria Thompson, Ellen Widen, Mary Jane Choinsky Kurtz
and Anne Lauriat '68.
had a chance to visit with Bill Martin at a gathering of SLU alums at
the Brookline Country Club. Bill is the president of CME North American
Merchant Energy, which develops new merchant power plant opportunities
throughout North America.
11 Howard St.
phone call from Nancy Nichols DeCarvalho brought the news of her teaching
ESL and GED for immigrants and at-risk youth. She is divorced and lives
in Brockton, Mass. A voice mail came from Betty Spence in New York City,
where she works for Catalyst.
Herbek, long-time village manager of Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., wrote to
say how much he and his wife are enjoying their first grandchild, Savannah.
The Herbeks spend a week at Canaras with other Laurentians each summer.
Considerably farther north in New York, Bruce Crawford has joined the
Champlain National Bank of Plattsburgh as vice president for commercial
lending and business development.
had a great visit with Susan Doscher Underwood and her daughter, Dana,
this fall when they traveled from Winnetka, Ill., to visit Boston college
campuses. Daughter Elizabeth '03 is very excited about her London Program
fact, I recently heard President Dan Sullivan speak of the many foreign
study programs available to students and I was insanely jealous (also
of the freshman experience). The Sullivans were at an alumni reception
in Boston, where I popped in, heard Dan's enthusiastic talk and spoke
briefly to photographer Will Traub '66 and Elizabeth James.
and Nancy Olpp Thurber celebrated the marriage of their daughter Courtney
in Atlanta. Greg and Val Hinsdale Connor have two daughters, one already
married and the other to be married this July. Val continues her work
as a librarian at Caledonia/Mumford Central Schools. She also teaches
and directs the middle school plays.
news involves a new address - from Andover to Arlington, where I now
live in my own apartment. I am hoping to break into the world of voice-overs
- yet another career change.
new with you or a classmate? E-mail, call or write to the new location
Black Giltner '69
surprises I have had recently! One night in September the phone rang
and it was Ned Fox wanting to share some exciting news. He had recently
finished a bike ride from Montreal to Portland, Maine, for AIDS vaccine
research. He was one of 2,000 riders and 1,000 crew members. They biked
415 miles in five days, and he survived with no damage. He said he did
it as his "last gasp" before middle age, and because he has
seen so much heartbreak due to AIDS in his work. Congratulations to
Ned, who raised almost $9,000 for the cause. Ned said that he hears
from Virginia "Sissy" Vickers Braun, who still lives in Lima,
Fox finished a bike ride from Montreal to Portland, Maine, for AIDS
vaccine research. They biked 415 miles in five days, and he raised almost
$9,000 for the cause.
second surprise: while going through papers I brought home after cleaning
out my classroom, finding an old e-mail from Steve Cribari that got
lost during computer crashes and moves over a year ago. So I e-mailed
Steve to confirm the old news and he e-mailed right back with newer
information. He's a visiting law professor at the University of Denver
Law School, where he teaches, among other things, a course in forensic
examination of computers. He was conducting a program on forensic computer
evidence at the FBI National Academy, Quantico, Va., on September 11.
He said that it was an experience that reminded him of the late '60s
at St. Lawrence.
Cribari, a visiting law professor at the University of Denver Law School,
is a celebrated playwright, poet and composer.
addition to teaching law, Steve is a celebrated playwright, poet and
composer. Two of his one-act plays have received honorable mention in
different competitions. His "Sonata for Solo Cello" was produced
as part of Summer-Play '99 in Denver, and his poetry is included in
a peace oratorio that has been performed in various venues in Germany
over the last two years. Steve mentioned that he is sporadically in
touch with Bob and Gail Kearney Cashman, who are grandparents, and Gennaro
third surprise was, in doing a name search for a lost classmate, I may
have made a find. I sent a note to see if it is - so stay tuned for
August, Pat Lynch and I traveled to Vermont for a short vacation. Even
living in New York, it was my first visit to that lovely state, other
than during a look at Middlebury with my daughter years ago. We stayed
in Killington, visited Stowe and, of course, HAD to stop at Ben and
sure to visit the SLU Web site at www.stlawu.edu. There is always something
interesting. Until next time, as the events of September 11 stay ever
fresh in our memories, hold tight to those you love and never miss an
opportunity to tell them how you feel. Take time to find people with
whom you have lost touch. You just never know....
Ivers Osterwise '70
information about becoming a reporter for this class, please contact
Leigh Berry in the alumni and parent programs office, 315-229-5925 or
73 Briar Hill
New York 14127
that the holidays are over, I hope you are getting in touch will all
your SLU friends and making plans to attend our 30th reunion.
De Vasto writes that he's been living in California since 1971. He had
a chance to learn computer programming through a program the state set
up for the legally blind. He has been working with computers ever since.
He is now UNIX system administrator for a company involved in the Human
Genome project. If things work out for Pete, he will be off to Lisbon,
Portugal, soon to have an implant done that might give him a limited
form of vision.
De Vasto had a chance to learn computer programming through a program
the state set up for the legally blind. He is now UNIX system administrator
for a company involved in the Human Genome project.
Beams Falzareno has the following news. An update on Anne Marie Scully
Gold calls for congratulations on her new position as library director
for Sacramento, Cal.; looks like a move is in the offing! On the other
side of the country we find Jim and Jeanne McCowan Tuttle living in
Clifton Park, N.Y., close to Jim's law practice and convenient for Jeanne's
court reporting business. Their daughter Andrea is a junior at Villanova
and is quite the accomplished equestrian, riding for eight years at
the Quiet Run Farm in Saratoga; it is owned by Melissa Morrell Countryman
'75. Their son Graham is a junior in high school and plays on the premier
soccer team with the son of Greg '72 and Suzanne Grande and is also
into ski racing for Willard Mountain, where the Tuttles occasionally
run into John '73 and Stephanie Copeland. Looking in a more southerly
direction, Eileen McGrath is a librarian at the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill and has just concluded a recent term as president
of the Campus Librarians Association.
a phone call, or perhaps a personal note inviting you back to campus
for our 30th Reunion. Hard to believe, but true...we are smack in the
middle of a grand cluster including '71 and '73, for what looks to be
a great time. I'm certainly looking forward to seeing many of you. It's
always nice to receive your cards and letters, but even nicer to see
you in person.
of seeing each other in person, a group of "over the hill gals"
did it again, this time in Cape Cod. Jane Terrell Barry '73, wife of
Kevin Barry, hosted a good dozen fine-seasoned females at her place
on the Cape. I had to drop out at the last minute, but Liz Marden Marshall
was there comparing hip replacements with Cindy Combs O'Hara '73. Nancy
Conklin Malcolm and Lisa Levison Peters represented the class of '71
while a host of women represented the class of '73: Nancy Niedrach Fidler,
Dona Reisigl Pinkard, Valerie Moore-Harris and Chris Brown Kitch (all
the way from California!). The class of '74 had Betsy Leonard Snedeker,
Peggy McLellan Dutcher and Anne Evans Lewis present. Frankly, I was
on the phone for well over an hour with this group, and I must say,
even I had a hard time getting a word in edgewise! What fun and what
a wonderful multi-class showing...just like it will be in late May,
RIGHT? It really isn't hard to do, just pick up the phone or e-mail
a few fond friends from long ago and pretty soon things start to snowball.
before press time, Mike Keenan was named head coach and assistant general
manager of the Florida Panthers. They're the seventh NHL team Mike has
you at Reunion!
recently received a great letter about a summer reunion from Peter Nelson.
He and seven members of ATO from the classes of 1972, 1973 and 1974
and their families gathered at Harry "Butch" Hagan's home
in Flanders, N.J., to say hello to Fred Lappe, who resides in Park City,
Utah, and was back East to visit his family.
is a regional manager for an industrial hardware distributor. He and
wife Anne have four lovely children. Their oldest son is a baseball
player and his name is Mickey. He also wears number 7, as did Butch's
baseball idol, Mickey Mantle.
brother Hugh '75 also graduated from SLU. Fred brought his wife, Trina,
and their two children to the reunion. He has his own construction company
in Utah, which deals in specialty residential carpentry. Fred looks
like he could still put his old SLU hockey jersey on and rush the net!
Nichols '72 and wife Bev brought an ATO picture album of SLU photos
that caused the children present to make a number of comments about
the length of their fathers' hair, clothing and appearances. Many of
the children didn't believe their fathers had ever been that young!
Bev and Ross operate a chain of retail ski and bicycle shops in New
York and Connecticut. Their oldest son, Ryan, graduated from SLU in
2000, and their youngest son, Evan, is attending Lafayette in Pennsylvania.
Foley '74 and his wife were busy at the party with four children under
the age of five. Tim was quite adept at changing diapers. During changes
he was regaling his audience and children about the likelihood of a
successful season for the Red Sox. Since the host and the majority of
the guests were Yankees fans, as they had been in their St. Lawrence
years, they gently told Tim that this was no different than any other
year for the Boston Red Sox. And it wasn't.
McGeehan is teaching Advanced Placement courses in history in the Hamptons.
John had gone to law school after teaching for 10 years. He practiced
law for 10 years, but realized that teaching was his true calling. John
and his wife compete in triathlons.
DeVany is the assistant to the director of the Civil Aeronautics Board
in Washington. Dennis and his wife and two sons reside in Bethesda,
Md. He's in great shape and runs 3-4 miles a day. He was so youthful-looking
and fit that many of the group didn't recognize him until he started
telling some humorous stories that he was noted for back at the ATO
DeVany is the assistant to the director of the Civil Aeronautics Board
is teaching social studies at Franklin D. Roosevelt High School in Hyde
Park, N.Y. After St. Lawrence he sold property and liability insurance
for nearly 15 years before he became a teacher. He was married and divorced
and is working on his tennis and golf games. He hopes to ski in the
Catskills and the Berkshires this winter. Peter returned to SLU last
fall and was very impressed by the construction on campus, such as the
renovation of the Owen D. Young Library, the new Newell Field House,
Pinkard Track and the soccer and lacrosse fields.
have paraphrased most of Peter's letter but would like to quote his
last few sentences. "Hopefully alumni will dig deeply to assist
President Sullivan's efforts to push St. Lawrence upward on the pecking
order of competitive independent liberal arts colleges. In retrospect
I have few regrets (over) the education I received from St. Lawrence.
Occasionally I will pull out my old text from the required Humanities
course, The Western Heritage of Faith and Reason, when I need some clarification
on some philosophical or religious point."
and his fellow classmates came to the same conclusion that my mini-reunion
group came to - we can't wait another 28 years before we get together
again. Friendships made nearly 30 years ago are too valuable not to
rekindle and nurture! Thank you, Peter, for all the news!
only other news is from Barbara "Missy" Banta Mercier. Missy
is teaching social studies at Oswego High School, in Oswego, N.Y. In
the past three years she has traveled to the People's Republic of China
and South Korea on summer fellowships. She has the pleasure of teaching
in the same school with her daughter Meghan.
Bessey Benjamin dropped a quick note to tell me her son was required
to purchase Lydia Minatoya '72's text for a course at Tufts University.
Also in the "St. Lawrence is everywhere" category, my mother,
son and eight out of 10 employees have the same physician that they
all rave about, Dr. Tom Martin '89.
the events of September 11, we all have a more urgent need to reconnect
with old friends from the past. Hope you'll join us at our reunion,
May 30-June 2. See you there!
Martin Barker '74
181 High Street
hope by the time this reaches you, we are all considerably healed and
in a better emotional place than where we were when this was written
last fall. Also, I know I speak for so many others when I say that the
SLU Web site that was created after the 9/11 attack was an important
connection and greatly appreciated by alumni.
last spring Richard Rubin departed his post as principal of Mendon Center
Elementary School to become principal of Holbrook Road School, Middle
Country School District, Centereach, Long Island. In the news clipping
Richard states, "I am originally from New York and am returning
home." According to the article, "Rubin came to Pittsford
after 10 years as an administrator with the Rochester City School District,
preceded by five years as a teacher with that district." After
SLU he received his master's in education administration and administrative
education from SUNY Brockport.
John B. Nesbitt of Palmyra (or of Lyons, depending on which newsclipping
one reads) has been named to the New York State Bar Association Journal
board of editors. According to the articles, John was chosen based on
his "considerable experience writing and editing in the legal field
for many years. Judge Nesbitt received his law degree from Syracuse
University College of Law. He was partner in Nesbitt & Williams
LLP and was an assistant Wayne County District Attorney. He has served
as president of the Wayne County Bar Association [and] is the author
of numerous articles."
Thousand Islands Sun in Alexandria Bay, N.Y., reports that Alexandria
Central School counselor Phil Lavarnway was honored as commencement
speaker for that school's graduation exercises last June. It was particularly
fitting because his son, Steven, was class president and gave the closing
remarks at the ceremony. Phil began his teaching career at Alexandria
Central in 1969 in P.E. and health, and became a school counselor in
1980. Phil has about as many degrees as one can get from St. Lawrence:
he completed his M.Ed. in 1974, master's in counseling in 1978, and
administrative certificate in 1988.
John B. Nesbitt of Palmyra (or of Lyons, depending on which newsclipping
one reads) has been named to the New York State Bar Association Journal
board of editors.
while we're on the subject of education, Kathleen Martinson of Luther
College (Iowa) has been selected as Iowa's Outstanding Higher Education
Art Educator of the Year 2001-2002. As such, she is also Iowa's nominee
for the Western Region Award at the national level. Kate has been working
extensively with the design concepts for a new community arts building.
Kate also has a long list of published works. She is an accomplished
fiber artist, with an MFA in book arts from the University of Alabama,
sharing her expertise with her community in a variety of forums. And,
most notably, "Kate is a highly regarded member of the education
faculty at Luther College. Students and staff both praised her enthusiasm
and leadership skills. To quote a student of Kate's, 'Kate is one of
the most incredible individuals that I have ever met. I just hope that
a few of her wonderful qualities such as motivation, sincerity, honesty,
enthusiasm, creativity and encouragement, and passions have rubbed off
onto me.'" This state award was presented to Kate on October 6
in Council Bluffs at the Annual AEI Fall Conference.
Martinson of Luther College (Iowa) has been selected as Iowa's Outstanding
Higher Education Art Educator of the Year 2001-2002.
more choice news bites come courtesy of the alumni e-mail registration.
Zimmerman has just returned from Kuwait where he worked as a senior
Oracle developer for the Kuwait Air Force. His team built the Oracle
application that manages the supply and maintenance for the F/A-18 and
C-130 aircraft. Hal had an interesting 12 months living in Kuwait City
in a villa with a swimming pool and date gardens. He was about 100 yards
from the beach and the Persian Gulf. Very glad to be back home, Hal
now works as an Oracle database developer at the Naval Research Laboratory
in Washington, D.C."
Gibson Tuttle wrote in, "I haven't been back to SLU in quite a
while, but my family and my husband's have quite a long SLU legacy.
I went to SLU, as did my sister Margot Gibson '83. She married Richard
Beattie '84. My husband's brother, Warren Tuttle, graduated in '77,
as did his wife Lynn Ruane. Her cousin, Kathleen Ruane Martinson, graduated
with me in '74. I am now the reunion coordinator at Colgate University
in Hamilton, N.Y., which is my hometown. Funny how things work out...."
about wraps it up. And so friends, share some news with your classmates.
Till next time, be good, be healthy, be happy!
Gould Frank '75
one short year as your reporter, it's been wonderful to learn about
and share your life's pursuits, joys and challenges. Please keep those
communications strong; these class notes represent a great opportunity
to stay connected and to reacquaint. I'm kicking myself for not reaching
out to know you better when we were mere babes at SLU. . . . better
late than never.
received a fascinating news article about Jim Boucher, president and
CEO of Caldwell Manufacturing Company in Rochester, N.Y. Caldwell, a
window hardware manufacturing business, was started by Jim's family
in 1888, and now has 500 employees in Rochester, Maryland, Mississippi
and England. Jim grew up in the family business, and after graduating
from St. Lawrence, worked for five years at a bank and then at two manufacturing
companies before he came back to Caldwell. Jim's colleagues describe
him as a true leader with vision and a thirst for knowledge, not to
mention respect for his employees. He and his wife, Karen, are deeply
involved in community work. They have an 11-year-old son, Matthew.
more news from our Reunion update booklet, which you did not receive
unless you attended. Richard Greenfield has been operating a wholesale
meat distribution company in White Plains, N.Y.; he's been married to
Janet Goldberg for 20 years, and they have "four terrific children,"
the oldest of whom is attending Tufts. For Thomas Healy, "since
graduation, life has been interesting, curious, both happy and sad,
and ultimately, challenging. I received my law degree in 1979 and embarked
upon two years of prosecuting bad guys in southeastern Massachusetts
for the Bristol County District Attorney's Office. My brother, Jim,
and I began our current law firm, Healy and Healy, P.C., in 1983. Our
litigation practice is a 10-lawyer firm which was located in Boston,
and now in Wellesley, Mass. The success of the firm has been a great
source of satisfaction." Thomas is the father of three wonderful
children. He's been deeply involved with the Republican Party in Democratic
Massachusetts, with two unsuccessful bids for public office (Governor's
Council and State Senate). Nonetheless, he has contributed to Republican
administrations in several appointed positions. He says, "When
in Boston, look me up - I always enjoy sharing my hometown with St.
Henry became a part-time photographer in 1983 and has had well over
200 photos published in North America and Europe, including 15 cover
Henry became a part-time photographer in 1983 and has had well over
200 photos published in North America and Europe, including 15 cover
shots. His work has appeared in magazines such as Wildbird, Bird Watcher's
Digest, Birder's World, Adirondack Life, and the NYS Conservationist.
Classmates are encouraged to check out the Web site www.photolife.com,
click on Springboard, click the archives, and click on July 2000 for
a sampling of his work. He wrote, "I am also the proud father of
a son, Christopher, 16, whose future will be with design networks for
computers (Dad had no clue). I have remained a die-hard Saints hockey
fan and travel to many games." His biggest thrill, though, was
Coach Joe Marsh inviting him to join him on the bench for the 50th anniversary
of Appleton Arena game vs. Dartmouth last January. "What an honor!
A once-in-a-lifetime chance to offer the players and coaching staff
my support (from the bench)," he wrote.
Gilleaudeau Lundy writes that she and Mark '75 have been married for
17 years and have two daughters, 13 and 15. They live in Cincinnati,
where Mark is a senior scientist for Procter and Gamble and Aimee is
the manager of information systems for the Health Alliance, a merger
of five hospitals in the city.
Lamb Martin sends a warm hello. She's married to Keith Martin, a partner
in an investment company, and they live in Central Toronto with three
great kids. After SLU, Jennifer completed her M.Ed. at Springfield College
and then worked in Toronto (sharing a house with Daphne Mackenzie Spindler
'75 and Corry Terfloth '77), managing fitness programs. Jennifer still
delights in reviewing her French, and planned a three-week family trip
to France last summer "hopefully to inspire our children to love
French language and culture, comme la vie Rouen"!
McInerney Olney is happy and healthy in Rome, N.Y., with her three children
(Jay, 14, Julie, 12, and Sheila, 5) and husband Joe, who runs two family
businesses, one of which is a ski area. "Youngest daughter Sheila
has introduced us to a whole new world of friends - most of her buddies
have parents who are a little younger than 47." (I can relate!)
Kathy continues to teach French and Spanish at the local junior high
school. "The Timsons are our most recent visitors; for city folk,
they sure can schuss the board! We'd love to have company any time;
come visit us at the Woods Valley in Westernville!" she said.
Najarian is an interventional radiologist in Burlington, Vt., doing
lots of snowboarding and windsurfing and playing drums in a rock band.
He writes that he has great memories of St. Lawrence - "Billy's,
the UC, exams, playing botch in front of Phi Sig, and stealing the SAE
pig are a few of the special moments."
graduation, Pam Zinter Rice received her master's degree in cellular
biology. She and her family live in Rochester, N.Y., where she has been
teaching science for 25 years. "I hope that over the years I have
influenced many children into pursuing a career focused on the biological
sciences in some way," Pam wrote. "My love of international
travel has never ended and I have been lucky enough to find a wonderful
husband who has that love as well, so we continue to explore new countries
as often as we can."
much more to come. Greetings from me and my family here in Montana.
Stay warm and happy.
Braz '76 and Meredith Horton Braz sent this news via the alumni office:
"Meredith and I have moved around New England, between western
Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine, but have settled down in Maine now
for 12 years. I'm currently working for a small consulting firm in the
Old Port in Portland, providing a variety of services to the disability
insurance industry. This has been a welcome change from working in large
corporate environments for 20-plus years. Meredith is the registrar
and director of student financial services for Bates College in Lewiston,
spending entirely too much time (but loving it!) involved in committee
work and leadership positions there and in various industry organizations.
She's great at what she does and recognized for it.
have two sons, Daniel, 22, and Jeremy, 16. Dan is a Chip, SLU '01, and
a broker for Paine Webber in Boston. While he approaches life like he
has the world by the tail, Jeremy is a junior in high school and starting
to contemplate his college plans with the usual vagueness and uncertainty
of a teenager and second child. We are blessed with great kids!
and I celebrate our 25th anniversary of marriage this year. We've been
to England and Scotland to celebrate this summer and never fail to appreciate
what life has given us. There is nothing more precious in life than
to find the right one and to build a life together.
continue to see my best friend and kindred spirit, Dave Garber, as often
as time permits. Mere and I have a cabin in the Berkshires that we built
20 years ago and it just so happens to be equidistant from my house
and Dave's (Syracuse area) and serves as the base for most of our adventures.
Dave has been teaching physical education in Fulton, N.Y., since 1978,
has become a nationally ranked cross-country skier in New York, and
is enamored of kayaking in Alaska and climbing the mountains of the
Western states during his summer breaks. Six years ago I helped him
raise a beautiful post-and-beam house, all of the joinery having been
done by Dave himself. We continue to push and challenge each other physically
like a couple of old fools, but never get enough. When we're 80 and
rocking on the porch at my cabin, we'll probably see who can rock fastest
or longest, and as always, I'll gracefully let him win." Joe and
Meredith plan to be in Canton for our 25th reunion in 2002.
Linker Stebbings wrote, "I have been the VP of sales and marketing
for a startup in Colorado Springs that was doing diabetes disease management
on the Web. Unfortunately, due to the uncertainty on Wall Street and
funding issues we had to close our doors. I'm now considering new opportunities.
My husband and I love Colorado, and this year we celebrated 20 years
of marriage by taking a trip to Hawaii and renewing our vows there with
some friends. (We had eloped to Hawaii to tie the knot, so we thought
it would be fun to go back and not have to rent-a-witness!) We now have
two beautiful grandchildren - a grandson who is 11 and granddaughter
who is 2."
Laskowski Brassard sent news that she moved to Maine two years ago to
become the publisher of Maine biz - a bi-weekly business publication
for the state. She notes, "my husband and kids have settled in
very well - we love Maine." Their daughter is a senior in high
school and Donna says, "We have started the college search."
Hopkins has been a leading advocate for providing healthcare and reconstructive
surgery for people in other countries and is the founder and director
of Small World Foundation, a non-profit that provides such surgeries
for children and adults around the world.
September, Kevin Hopkins joined Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus
Christi, Texas, as a craniomaxilofacial plastic and reconstructive surgeon.
He also maintains a private practice in Corpus Christi. Prior to joining
Driscoll, Kevin was associated with the International Craniofacial Institute
in Dallas. He graduated from the Boston University School of Medicine
and completed his internships at St. Luke's Hospital Center in NYC.
Dr. Hopkins has been a leading advocate for providing healthcare and
reconstructive surgery for people in other countries and is the founder
and director of Small World Foundation, a non-profit that provides such
surgeries for children and adults around the world.
Dayton Houston lives in Provo, Utah, with husband Stephen - an archaeologist
who teaches at Brigham Young University - and their children, Hannah,
12, and Anders, 16. Nancy says they all enjoy "skiing, hiking and
camping and have plenty of room for visitors - hint!"
"PJ" Sweet is a food chemist for New York State specializing
in pesticide detection. She and her husband, Dan Novak, are planning
to be in Canton for the 25th reunion. Priscilla writes, "My 16-year-old
daughter, Erika, is a sophomore in high school and my 20-year-old daughter,
Angel, is a sophomore at Union College in Schenectady."
noted in the Poughkeepsie Journal, Jim Davenport was promoted to vice
president of business banking at Rondout Savings Bank. His experience
includes positions at First Union, Key Bank and Premier Bank.
McGrath, Jay Ireland and Jim Brush are our 25th Reunion Development
co-chairs. They are working toward many generous contributions to our
DeLuca Smith '78
15 Knapp Street
a way, Jim Yellen ran the race of his life on September 11." So
began a CNNmoney story on October 31 about our classmate who was preparing
to run the New York Marathon a ninth time on November 4. We were all
touched by the events of that day. We all grieve. And we can all feel
pride in our friend's courage. Because I cannot tell it better, I offer
it here, in significant part:
was coming out of the subway to get to his job as a lawyer for Morgan
Stanley at the World Trade Center when the first plane slammed into
Tower 1. He saw bodies falling to the ground, and the second plane hit
Tower 2. Yellen stood by the fountain near the two towers in shock,
watching the horror unfold around him. Then Tower 2 started to collapse.
He started running and made it to safety just ahead of the ugly cloud
of black smoke and debris. For those memories, and for New York, Yellen
is running his ninth New York Marathon on Sunday.
haven't trained this year, but it doesn't matter," said Yellen.
"I'm just going to run. It's incredibly important for me to run
this year." Yellen ran his first marathon in 1993 as a way to quit
his two-pack-a-day smoking habit. Since then, he's run a total of 13
marathons, including races in Paris, Prague, Rome and Stockholm. He
finishes anywhere between about 4 hours 15 minutes and 5 hours. "There's
still nothing like New York," Yellen said. "I like to say
it's a 26-mile standing ovation for you."
said one of the great things about New York was that he could see the
World Trade Center as he made his way in the herd of runners over the
Verrazano Bridge from Staten Island into Brooklyn. For the next 16 miles,
until runners crossed into Manhattan over the Queensboro Bridge, the
towers were like a good luck charm over his left shoulder. "I've
worked in the World Trade Center, either Tower 1 or 2, since 1985,"
Yellen said. "In every marathon, standing on that bridge, I've
stared at my office."
Feb. 26, 1993, when a terrorist bomb killed six people and injured more
than 1,000 others at the Trade Center, Yellen was getting ready to leave
his office to teach a class at Fordham Law School. At the time, he was
working on the 58th floor. He made his way down the smoke-filled staircase,
his book bag on his shoulder. It took him three hours. "I know
what it's like going down those stairs," he recalled.
Sept. 11, as Yellen stood in the shadow of the towers under attack,
he kept thinking about the firefighters and police rushing inside. It
never occurred to him that the mighty buildings would come down. He
was frozen in the spot, unable to believe what was happening. "It
seemed to take only seconds for the building to pancake," Yellen
recalled. "I was about 150 feet away. Watching it go down jolted
me out of my shock."
turned and started running.
had to outrun the smoke, which was coming at me very fast," he
said. "As soon as I got about 100 yards away I knew it wasn't going
to catch me." When he got to Broadway, it was pandemonium.
he sees video of the aftermath, he's always struck by how tame it seems
compared to the actual day. There was a powerful burning smell. And
there was the thunderous sound of the buildings crashing down, like
a detonation. And blended in were the people all around him, whispering,
screaming, or crying, "Oh my God."
few days later, Yellen decided to talk to his students at Fordham. The
tragedy was so raw in his mind, he was shaking. While most of his co-workers
made it to safety, seven lost their lives.
told them my story," he said. "And then I said, 'When you're
in a panic about your final exams in March, remember this talk. All
you're going to think about is whether you'll make law review, and being
at the top of your class, and getting a good job. But what's important
are the people in your life and the people that are close to you.'"
Yellen, what's important Sunday will be running for all of the victims,
his lost colleagues, and the graceful landmark that was such a big part
of his life. "I've run all these marathons since 1993 looking at
those buildings," he said. "I have to run. Otherwise the terrorists
Hoffmann Amoroso '79
35 Cedar Street
Rice wrote me a letter the other day. He is living in Greensboro, N.C.,
and is working at Overnite Transportation in management. He is also
working on his master's in transportation management at Wake Forest
in Winston-Salem. He is engaged to Mattie Smith, a graduate of UNC at
Greensboro (my master's alma mater). She is a VP of Gate City Community
Development Center. They are getting married next fall. His phone is
338-336-6094 and his address is 1015 E. Barton St., Greensboro, NC 27407.
He would love to hear from classmates.
have run into Patti O'Loughlin Cameron recently. Our children are both
at Brooks School in North Andover, Mass. Her daughter Kate is a junior
and my son Eric is a sophomore.
am planning a mini-reunion with some SLUers in NYC in a few weeks as
I write this, so I'll let you know how it went in the next issue.
Ingalls Walton '80
483 West Street
Terrell Mitchell is one member of our class who works directly in the
airline industry. (You might have seen her picture and the announcement
when it appeared in the Summer 2000 issue of this magazine. She is vice
president and general counsel of America West Airlines in Phoenix, Ariz.)
I asked her how last fall's events were affecting her and America West.
According to Linda, "Before September 11, I had the best job of
any lawyer I know. We have a great management team here and while we
are rising to the challenge of 'saving the airline,' the stress is a
bit overwhelming at times. Otherwise, I'm great - I live in paradise,
I have two beautiful children, I'm married to the love of my life...I
just need a new career."
also had news about other members of our class: "I see Frank Kane
once or twice a year when he visits his baseball player clients during
spring training or fall league in Phoenix. I'm still waiting for him
to represent one of the World Champion Diamondbacks so I can get better
tickets and autographs. I also see Joann 'Jo' Davey Piehler every once
in a while. She and her husband own a gymnastics school near Albany
but they like to vacation in the West. Last August they came through
Phoenix on their way to Sedona. Finally, Viggo Mortensen and I were
both inducted into the Wall of Achievement as distinguished alumni of
Watertown High School. Viggo didn't attend (I heard he was living in
Australia) but sent a statement of thanks and congratulations."
telephoned Susan Schultz Laluk right before Thanksgiving to find out
about her appointment as Media Committee co-chair for the Greater Rochester
Association for Women Attorneys. The GRAWA, a chapter of the Women's
Bar Association of the State of New York, promotes the advancement of
women in society and in the legal profession. Besides writing the GRAWA's
newsletter, Susan is "a founding board member of Digital Rochester,
a networking group for technology and business. We want to reinvigorate
Rochester's high-tech business community," says Susan. She specializes
in corporate and intellectual law as a partner with Boylan Brown Code
Fowler Vigdor & Wilson LLP and clearly sees the importance of keeping
a strong technology industry in Rochester. As of January 2002, she is
president of the board for Wilson Commencement Park, a housing and day
care facility for low-income single parents. The organization helps
people move off welfare toward self-sufficiency. Besides these activities,
Susan, with her husband, David, and their two children (ages 13 and
11), enjoys skiing on family vacations. She keeps in touch with Tamsen
Olver Benson, located in Olympia, Wash., and Holly Finch, who is a children's
librarian in Chesapeake, Va.
Dittman Hale, of Williamsburg, Va., registered on the alumni e-mail
directory and said she's working part-time as the director of community
grants programs for Williamsburg Community Health Foundation. "This
gives me the time to meet and greet the school bus for my son Wilson,
10. I'm also the coordinator of a weekly meditation group, president
of my homeowners' association and chair of the school system's Gifted
Advisory Council. We also have a terrific organization in Williamsburg
called All Together that is attempting to bring the community together
through dialogue around racism. It has been really heartening to see
the outpouring of interest in getting involved in our community in all
these areas in response to the events of 9/11/01. I used to think that
being the president of the homeowner's association meant getting everyone's
complaints, but I am now experiencing a resurgence of interest in making
this community and this world a better place to live for all. I'd love
to hear from any SLU alums visiting the Williamsburg area for a little
bit of history and fun."
classmate checking out the alumni directory recently was Tom Larrabee.
He lives near Utica, N.Y., where he used to be the city's commissioner
for urban and economic development. He and his partner just moved into
a new home in New Hartford, N.Y. Tom likes his civic work and church
duties and enjoys traveling. He also stays in touch with Curt and Teri
Podnorszki '81 Ulrich in Ballston Lake, N.Y., and Bob Barnish of Rochester,
heard of the Gallup Poll but have you heard about Zogby International?
That's where Tom works. "It's the country's leading polling and
market research firm and is the polling team for NBC, Reuters News Service
and Abu Dhabi TV," explains Tom. Political races make up 28% of
the company's business. Zogby just completed survey and election projects
in Africa, South Korea, Panama, Iran and Argentina. "In addition,"
Tom says, "I'm working on several joint ventures for Zogby, mostly
with academic institutions - starting education and research centers
around the world." Sounds like something from which SLU could benefit.
may have been other members of our class running in the 2001 New York
City Marathon last fall but, thanks to Scott Liebman, I actually heard
about Dick Southwick of Syracuse, N.Y.
returned to his hometown of Syracuse after SLU and went to Syracuse
University Law School. He's now a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's
office. Dick likes to hike, kayak and travel in the Adirondacks and
out West. He must also like to run because he trained for and ran in
the NYC Marathon. In Dick's words, it "was awesome. It was my first
marathon and the NYC crowds were amazing. Nearly every runner wore red,
white and blue or an American flag. Many people wore pictures of people
lost in the attacks. The foreign runners (one third of the participants)
were wonderful and many had shirts that expressed their sentiments of
solidarity with us."
highpoint for Dick in the race came around Mile 25 in Central Park.
Scott jumped in the race and ran with Dick "the whole rest of the
way (nearly half a mile) until about 50 yards from the finish line.
It was great to have him there because I was beat and Scott, being a
NYC resident, knew how far we were from the final turn to the finish.
It was fantastic to have my good friend pace me in."
the Spring 2001 issue of this magazine, I mentioned that Chuck Long,
of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, has an annual ritual of bringing his boat
to NYC for pick-up by a delivery skipper who sails the Trinity south
for the winter. The trip involves sailing across Lake Erie to Buffalo,
stepping down the mast so the boat can fit under the bridges on the
Erie Canal, and running to Albany, N.Y. There the mast goes back up
and he sails down the Hudson to the Liberty Harbor Marina. In the spring,
the trip is reversed to get the boat to Cleveland. Tom Roulston '81
and his family served as weekend crew in the past.
the spring trip to Cleveland last year, Chuck was able to spend an evening
with Cal and Jody Southwick in their hometown of Ilion, N.Y. Chuck says,
"The trip is completed over three or four weekends with a different
crew of friends participating each weekend. I hope I can enlist more
SLU buddies to make this trip." Should be just about time to call
Chuck and plan a spring or fall vacation....
out SLU's Web site at www.stlawu.edu. It's simple: go to the alumni
e-mail directory and click on 1980. While you're registering your e-mail
address, drop me a line. I'd love to hear from you. And can anyone tell
me news of Sylva Balian, Mike Collins or Karen Kietzman?
Bowman Popovich '81
88 State Street
Class of 1981.....are you out there??? I haven't been receiving much
news from any of you and need your help to make our column awesome!
I got news from Ray Celeste, who survived the attack on the Pentagon.
In Ray's words, "You really develop a different perspective on
life when you make it through a harrowing experience. May God rest the
souls of all those who perished." I believe all of us feel the
way Ray does and will continue to count all the precious blessings we
have in life. Ray works for the Defense Department.
happy news was received from Beth Hanggeli Anderson. She celebrated
her marriage on August 4, 2001. The wedding was at Beth and Bill's cabin
on the banks of the North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River (see photo
within these pages). Beth's sister, Debra Hanggeli Doda '83, was the
matron of honor. Hope Dean was also there to help celebrate. Beth and
her husband started a woodworking/cabinetmaking business in April, which
keeps them busy. Beth also works at North Idaho College in the external
relations department and owns a house in Post Falls, Idaho.
Megargee works at the Holocaust Museum, where he is in charge of compiling
and editing a multi-volume encyclopedic history of all the camps and
ghettos in Nazi Germany and Nazi-dominated territories.
Megargee sent an update from the Washington, D.C., area too. He received
his Ph.D. in military history from Ohio State in 1998 and moved to Washington,
where he worked with the U.S. Commission on National Security.
currently works at the Holocaust Museum, where he is in charge of compiling
and editing a multi-volume encyclopedic history of all the camps and
ghettos in Nazi Germany and Nazi-dominated territories. In 2000, the
University Press of Kansas published Geoff's book, Inside Hitler's High
Command. His book received the Society for Military History's Distinguished
Book Award. He adds, "best of all, a year ago, I married Robin
on an exciting note, I'm heading for New York City to enjoy a KDS weekend!
Chris Koski '79, Elizabeth Collins Macomber '79, Kim Hoffmann Amoroso
'79, Peggy Stutts Clark '80, Maria Tilaro Higgins, Karen "Kix"
Krehbiel Keasler and I plan to have a wonderful time reminiscing and
carrying on in an appropriate SLU fashion! I hope to come home with
lots of news for the next column but I still need more help. So keep
those e-mails and phone calls coming!
Helle Nemiah '82
editors apologize for the misspelling of Mark Westcott's name in the
Summer/Fall 2001 issue. The error was theirs, not your class reporter's.
from the bottom of my heart. It is always a delight to join you all,
but this month I treasure the opportunity to reconnect. Things have
changed since last time. Not that we all haven't lost important people
on days and in ways other than in the WTC attack. But this seems different.
My deepest sympathies to everyone affected by the events of September
11. No matter your personal connection, I feel it is hard not be affected.
Not only as an American did I feel the pain of the day, not only as
a resident of a NYC suburb (where we lost several community members
and I know many more who know many more who did) was I upset and scared,
but as well as a Class of 1982 member and friend and former roommate
of Cathy Gorayeb, who died on that pivotal morning, I can definitely
say a part of me was lost.
that Cathy and I had talked for years, and that is in itself a sad thing...but
losing someone who was actively involved in my St. Lawrence career really
hits hard. From freshman year when we gave blood together for the first
time (Lord knows how she passed the 110-pound weight minimum!), or listening
to her field phone calls from guys mostly intrigued by her "sultry"
high school senior portrait, to her helping me build a bookshelf sophomore
year in the DEX room we shared (let's just say she was good at the moral
support!), to the numerous antics we pulled off together (too bad, not
enough space to cover them here!), she was part of my formative years.
And those are years that I will always treasure.
that innocence we all used to have? I mean real innocence from the high
school and college days? (Some of you might be there right now-again!!
We are still working on Santa and the Tooth Fairy, so I cannot relate
yet). But think of the time when we could really live for the moment
and were only too eager to spend time with friends and try new things
as part of that invincibility we all experienced on our journey growing
up and discovering ourselves. All those events, big and small, helped
shape us to become who we are today.
sum of that is what I treasure most about Cathy. Sure her smile is a
great memory, her laugh, all her qualities-but it is a really weird
thing to have lost someone on that tragic day who moaned and groaned
and laughed and cried with me every day all semester long.
hope that all of us can honor Cathy and the other heroes of the day,
including anyone else lost to us that day (SLU lost four other alumni),
by making sure we live each day without regrets. Any of us could have
been there like Cathy. She had gone to the World Trade Center on September
11 for a meeting. It could have been any other day. She leaves a 2-year-old
daughter, Kate, who will be living with Cathy's sister Claire in Boston.
wishing to express their condolences may write to the Gorayeb family
at 16 Meadow Court, Southold, NY 11971. An education fund for Kate has
been established at Random Walk Computing. Please contact Heidi Miller
at Random Walk Computing, 11 Broadway, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10004,
phone 212-480-5820, ext. 388, or e-mail her at email@example.com
for more information. And be sure to celebrate friendships and experiences
that are all part of who you are. You just never know when things might
any good could come out of the whole event, it is in reminding us of
what is important and reconnecting with old friends. Martha Meyer Noordsy
was one of those triumphs. Martha was also a DEX suitemate that year
and she called to share "Cathy memories" when she found out
the news. That was a nice thing for us-thanks, Cath.
is living in Glens Falls with husband Mark '78, a lawyer, and their
two kids, Peter, 12, and Anne, 7. Now a teacher by trade, she has most
recently been tutoring and covering a maternity leave shift at a local
school and is currently contemplating returning to school for an advanced
degree. Stay tuned for more details.
reported some late-breaking good news from Louise "Weezy"
Small Griffen. She and husband Penn welcomed daughter Mary Gray (who
answers to the name of "Gray") into the world last August.
They live down on the other side of the Mason-Dixon line in Charleston,
S.C. Weezy has taken a break from banking life to enjoy the at-home
former Cantonites were brought together in the aftermath of September
11. A wonderful article written by Julia Carlisle, a free-lance writer
and reporter for The Vermont Standard, delivered a thoughtful portrait
of Brett Grandaw's (husband of Wendy Treash Grandaw) role in the rescue
effort. Brett, who on an average day works as a paramedic, firefighter
and rescue specialist in Hyannis, Mass., got to experience the outcome
of September 11 first-hand. As a member of the Massachusetts Task Force
FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Team, Brett has spent 10 years training
for such an event, but never believed he would be called into a situation
of such magnitude. Within three hours of the attack, Brett's team of
78 people based out of Beverly, Mass., was activated and later that
evening they found themselves at Ground Zero. His team's mission was
tough, spending hours on the night search groping in underground malls
and subway tunnels looking for signs of life. A bright point came when
they rescued a police officer buried up to his neck in rubble who later
came back to work on "the pile" with only minor injuries.
Brett acknowledges it was a stressful situation, he notes that NYC's
encouragement of the firefighters and police working was inspiring.
"They were awesome," he reported. "(On the route to Ground
Zero) the citizens were right there calling out 'We love you' or cheering
or calling 'Go for It.'" And the support didn't stop in New York.
Brett returned home a week later to find yellow ribbons covering the
house and Wendy recovering from emergency surgery, well fed and cared
for by friends and neighbors they didn't even know they had. Thank YOU,
the heroes of our class - sung and unsung - we salute you. May you keep
us ever mindful of what is important in life and make sure we celebrate
in your honor. Until next time...
42 Maple Street
you to our wonderful classmates for answering our call for news! For
those of you who have not yet put your e-mail on the SLU Alumni Web
page, we want your news too. So please let us hear from you!
"Sally" Borden Guay and her husband, Mark, just relocated
from Millis, Mass., to Barrington, R.I., where their neighbors are Bill
Tumber '55 and his wife Janet, parents of Jim '85 and Marea Berni Tumber.
Sally and the younger Tumbers recently visited with Peter Clement, who
was in Newport for a wedding. Sally is a full-time mom to sons Brad,
7, and Jack, 4.
Barclay, his wife, Beth, and their son Owen, 4, have moved from New
Jersey to Rome, Italy! Jeff and Beth left their jobs to take positions
at Ambrit Rome International School. They are quickly adjusting to urban
living, the Italian language and Roman culture. So far they are enjoying
many "tastes" of Rome, including the joy of teaching students
from all over the world, exploring Italy in their sporty '93 Ford Fiesta
and going to the beach in late October. If you are going to Rome or
passing through, drop Jeff an e-mail. You can find his e-mail address
on the SLU Alumni Web page.
Poirier and family vacationed with Mike Hynes and family in Myrtle Beach
and Williamsburg, Va., this year. Everyone had a blast! The Poiriers
will be moving from Washington, D.C., to Ft. Hood, Texas, in June 2002.
Dave was recently selected to command the 720th Military Police Battalion,
a combat support unit that deploys constantly. They will be in Texas
for two years and then hope to return to the East.
a newsy e-mail from Colleen Russell Thompson was included in a previously
submitted but not yet published Class Notes, Colleen dropped us a note
to offer her moral support. Unfortunately, she was tapped out for news
from her prior report. Brenda Mattar checked in as well, probably certain
that we had completely forgotten to report her previously submitted
Carignan, who has probably given up on ever seeing her news in print,
updated us on her progress on constantly renovating her almost-200-year-old
house in Bellingham, Mass. Barbi and husband Chris spend lots of time
entertaining in their large kitchen, complete with fireplace. Their
family is enhanced by Benji, the wonder dog. Barbi and Chris enjoy traveling
and Barbi is still an avid bowler, participating two nights a week and
in the occasional tournament.
Cashel and his wife, Laura, have five children and two dogs (and he's
still able to form complete sentences...we are impressed!). Mike and
Laura, along with Allie, 10, Conor, 9, Meghan, 8, Sean, 5, and Finnian,
3...not to mention Trigger and T.J. (Trigger Jr.)...moved from Irvington,
N.Y., to Katonah, N.Y., in August 2001. They lived in London from 1989
until 1996 before moving to Irvington. They love the terrific town of
Katonah, including neighbors like Matt Seiler and his wife, Russlyn,
and Michael Gorman '86 and his wife, Hannah. Mike's brother Colin '94
was to be married in Florida in January 2002. Mike left Morgan Stanley
to take a position running the institutional equity sales department
of ABN AMRO, a large European bank.
mentioned that Bill Dordelman hosted a Fishbowl Reunion last summer
that Mike was unable to attend. Rumor has it that it was a terrific
success. We'd like to hear more from the participants!
keeps in touch with Matt Coe regularly, as well as Mark Klion. Mark
has competed for the second time in the Hawaii Iron Man. He is an accomplished
orthopedic surgeon in New York. He has a son named Jack and another
child on the way!
our efforts to inspire responses from our classmates, we asked the question,
"What's the one song you hear that when it comes on the radio you
are immediately transported to the hallowed halls of SLU?" Mike
Cardillo checked in, prompting an immediate concurrence from Diane,
that REO's "You Can Tuna A Piano, But You Can't Tuna Fish"
was playing constantly on Rug Hall in Sykes freshman year. He especially
remembers listening to "Do You Know Where Your Woman Is Tonight?"
and wondering where their "Hometown Honeys" were...until they
started hanging out with the wild women of Penthouse and stopped wondering!
OK, wild women of Penthouse...your turn! We think Mike will also recall
what Diane remembers, which is the constant strains of Bruce Springsteen's
"Rosalita" echoing in the Sigma Chi house while yards were
being chugged and euchre was being played!
Beckerman reported the exciting news that his wife, Terri, gave birth
to their son Dylan in February 2001. Doug lives in Holliston, Mass.
He recently joined John Bankert and Gavin Murray to watch a Bruins game.
Gavin was visiting from Australia for three months. They also met up
with Rich Maider for a weekend in August.
Pastoriza and husband Ken made some major life changes recently. After
living in California for the last eight years, they decided to escape
the traffic and expense of the Bay Area. They researched U.S. cities
and decided that Santa Fe, N.M. (which narrowly eclipsed Bozeman, Mont.),
would be a great place to live. They moved to Santa Fe in August with
their son Tyler, 4, daughter Leyla, who, as of this writing, is just
five weeks old, and their wonderful yellow lab. They settled on five
secluded acres and have views of two mountain ranges. They are finding
Santa Fe to be a diverse city with lots of cultural activities as well
as lots of opportunities for outdoor recreation, especially skiing.
for our own news, Diane is in her second year working with her husband
at L&M Companies, which grows, sells, packs and ships fresh produce.
L&M was recently named one of the Fast 50 in the Triangle (Raleigh)
Area for being one of the fastest growing local companies. She was not
long ago tricked into serving as the Team Mom for her son Rory's baseball
team...a job that made being a freshman RA look like a vacation! Amy
is in the second year of her master's program and has an internship
at which she counsels individuals and groups of elementary students.
Amy breathed a sigh of relief when her husband, Doug, in an effort to
save money for a client, changed his September 11 flight to one that
made it safely to its ultimate destination.
have been tough times for everyone, but we were especially heartened
to see SLU's wonderful Web site keeping us posted about the status of
SLU alumni in the New York and DC areas. It's been over 20 years since
we stood around the Quad in September of 1980 and our world has changed
so tremendously that it's hard to remember who we were and how we lived
back then. But let's do our best to stay in touch and reach out to each
Tullio Giles '85
179 North Street
am writing this column a few months before you will receive the magazine.
It is early November, the day after the American Airlines flight crashed
in Rockaway, N.Y. Since the events of September 11 the news from alumni
has been non-existent. The contact I have had with many classmates has
been personal and in the spirit of friendship. So as a result I have
little news to report. Most of it came to me before the 11th or directly
from the alumni office.
had received news that Kate Hogan Bruen, who is living in her hometown
of Hudson Falls, N.Y., was running on the Republican ticket for the
position of Warren County District Attorney. By all (Web) accounts Kate
was elected. Congratulations, Kate!
are also in order for two classmates who welcomed new babies into their
hearts and homes. Florance McElroy Weber and her husband had a baby
girl last February 29. Coincidentally, Frank Mulhall, who celebrates
his birthday every four years on February 29, also has a birth to announce,
Matthew Francis Mulhall in early September.
encourage everyone to try to stay in touch with me. Believe it or not,
people really do want to hear what you're up to. No matter how mundane
you may think your life may be, it is comforting to know who is out
there, what they are doing and that life goes on.
25 Lytton Avenue
2314 N. Dahlia
is the first column I've written since the tragic terrorist activity
on Sept. 11. Before I get to all the news of our class, I want to express
my sincere sympathy for the SLU alumni who lost their lives or loved
ones on that horrific day. Of the five alumni lost, I knew three. Richie
Stewart '89 was a good friend and I remember him fondly. I wish there
was something I could do to bring him and all the others back, but remembering
him as a funny, kind, smart young man will have to do. To all of you
who lost loved ones, my heart goes out to you.
previous columns, I have suggested visiting the SLU Web site to learn
about what is going on in Canton as well as finding classmates' e-mail
addresses. Now there is another reason to check it out...if you can't
wait for the SLU magazine to arrive in your mailbox, you can now read
the class notes online, a few weeks early. Though I know you all like
to save and file these columns at home (ha ha) you might enjoy accessing
the magazine from your computer at work or home. Try it out!
comfortable. There is a lot of news about the members of our class this
time around. From the alumni office, I received news about Sue Calimeri's
marriage to Kaveh Shahidi. The couple was married on April 14, 2001,
in Crescent Moon National Park, Sedona, Arizona, in a Bah' ceremony.
In the wedding announcement, it was noted that Sue received a master's
in anthropology at the University of Iowa and is in her second year
at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences. Sue
and her husband are living in Scottsdale, Ariz. Congratulations to both
of you! Another Class of '87 wedding was scheduled for February 16,
2002. John VanWie is engaged to marry Corinne Slatterick. John received
a master's degree from SUNY Plattsburgh and is a math teacher at South
Glens Falls High School. His fiancee is also a math teacher. I look
forward to getting details about the wedding!
Gasperini has launched a four-color quarterly magazine called W.i.g.
(Women in General).
alumni office also forwarded me a copy of an article about Kathleen
Gasperini, published in writers digest.com in a column about writing
careers. It seems that Kathleen has launched a four-color quarterly
magazine called W.i.g. (Women in General). The magazine targets 17-
to-30-year old women and it is designed to be an alternative to typical
women's magazines. Its initial print run was 5,000 but now more than
30,000 copies are distributed worldwide. Kathleen started her "magazine"
career as associate editor at Powder magazine and then moved on to become
editor of Rocky Mountain Sports. From there she moved to Women's Sports
& Fitness, brought in to help the ailing publication. After leaving
them, she did some freelancing and started W.i.g. How great to be able
to take all that professional experience and create a career that so
expresses your personal interests and strengths. Hopefully all of us
will be able to get our hands on a copy of W.i.g.
news that came to me, via the alumni office, was about Dr. John Costello.
John, an eye doctor and surgeon, recently purchased a 4,700- square-foot
building on an old Air Force Base in Rome, N.Y. The clipping said that
in addition to Rome, John has offices in New Hartford, Oneida and Hamilton,
N.Y. After graduating from SLU, John got his medical degree at the Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Nichols was recently named principal of Pierson High School in Sag Harbor,
N.Y. Jeff has master's degrees in curriculum and teaching, and education
and administration, both from Columbia University. Jeff had been serving
as interim principal and is quoted as saying that he is "extremely
pleased and...looking forward to serving in the position." Sag
Harbor is such a great place to live and work. Congratulations Jeff!
New Yorker, Rob Kenney, wrote to the alumni office shortly after September
11 to update them on his life since graduation and to share some experiences
of what it was like being in Manhattan during that horrible period.
Rob was in the Marine Corps for many years, stationed at Camp Pendleton,
Cal. He also taught some courses at Park College. Rob has been a civilian
since the summer of '97, living in NYC. He is an associate at the midtown
law firm O'Melveny & Myers. Rob wrote of working at Ground Zero
with the firefighters, digging in the rubble that was formerly the World
Trade Towers. Despite the hard work and danger, Rob found the experience
gratifying and enlightening. In his words, "New York firefighters
are the real deal! I am very proud to have had the opportunity to work
next to and among them." And we are proud to have such a brave
and selfless classmate. Thanks for the update, Rob.
Colucci Rasimas also sent the alumni office an update, which they passed
along to me. Beth moved to the Chicago area, just as I was moving to
Denver, so we never crossed paths but it was nice to hear about all
the exciting changes in her life. Beth returned to the work world in
a part-time, job-share position. She is working at Lewis University,
a small Catholic school in the Chicago suburb of Romeoville. As the
coordinator of university events, she helps to arrange meetings and
events on the campus. Her husband, Jeff Rasimas, just changed positions
at his job. He is now a consultant within Ondeo-Nalco, where he trouble-shoots
for large industrial customers on their water system problems. Beth
and Jeff have two sons, Peter, 61/2, and Andrew, 41/2.
noted that she really enjoyed being on campus for Reunion last summer
and had a lot of fun with Nancy Stahl, Robin French Minden and Terri
McGuinness Coomer. She also expressed hope that old friends would e-mail
her at work now that she actually checks her mail. You can find her
e-mail address on the SLU Web site under Alumni.
Mager found my e-mail address on the Web site and sent me a great e-mail,
updating me on his life. Andy lives in Essex Junction, Vt., with his
wife, Christina. They are the proud parents of a little girl named Isabel,
who was born Sept. 13, 2001. Andy is VP of marketing at a company called
eNote.com. The company designs and markets Internet appliances for the
non-technical end user. Sounds like things are going really well, Andy.
I appreciate the update.
other classmates with new babies are Paul Engelbert and wife Tracy Squires
Engelbert '86, who welcomed daughter Lindsey in October '01, and Laura
Williams Ziouani and husband Said, whose daughter Hana Elizabeth was
also born in October. Congratulations to everyone and keep the letters,
phone calls and e-mails coming.
D'Angelo Gregory '88
class continues to mourn the loss of Mike Pelletier and Bobby Coll.
In this time of national crisis and turmoil we can find solace in our
Denton Gretkowski was married November 24, 2000, in Hilton Head, S.C.
on the 18th green of the Harbourtown Links Golf Course. Her five-year-old
son Wesley escorted her down the aisle. Last summer Chris Ciampa, Barbara
Hockstader and Heidi Richardson visited Debby's home in Vermont. They
were able to sail on Lake Champlain and had a great time. Heidi works
for Clarins in New York City and has a house in New Jersey. Barb also
works in NYC, for Schoolnet. Chris spent several months in Italy last
year and is now working in her family's business, also in NYC.
had a chance to visit Kathy Marino and Sam Elbadawi in Syracuse. They
have two daughters, Sofi and Annie. Sam is a partner in a Syracuse law
firm and Kathy is staying home to take care of the girls.
also reported that she, Barb Hockstader, and Lesli Hiller attended Maura
Baer's wedding to Keith Duffus in October 2000. I reported in an earlier
issue on the wedding and the alumni who attended. Another bit of information
from Debby: Nancy Funkhouser is the mother of twin boys.
Davison is the new principal of St. Regis Falls Central School, not
far from Canton. After graduation from SLU, he spent 51/2 years as an
army officer. Following his army service, he taught physical education
at Madrid-Waddington school. He returned to SLU to work on his M.Ed.,
and started at St. Regis Falls as a substitute teacher. By December
2000, he was named dean of students. Kenneth assumed his new duties
as principal effective July 1, 2001. He lives in St. Regis Falls. He
has an 11-year-old son and a 9-year-old daughter.
Schultz and Will Andrews are living near San Francisco. They are the
parents of one little boy, Harry. Will works for a consulting firm that
designs and implements Web strategies. Ardythe is happy to be able to
stay at home and take care of Harry.
Roth Naylor and her husband moved back to Boston after six years in
NYC. Laura reports that she is a marketing professional in technology
and enjoys the combination of creativity and technical process.
Tarbell-Sunday started a new job as the post-secondary administrator
for the Akwesasne Mohawk Board of Education. She is the only counselor
on the Canadian portion of the reserve who helps students of all ages
attend college, both part-time and full-time.
Bowles is an assistant principal at Gillette Road Middle School in North
Syracuse, N.Y. Danny stayed on at SLU to earn a master's degree in educational
counseling. He then worked as a school guidance counselor in the Utica
school district for seven years before moving to North Syracuse. He
was a guidance counselor at Cicero-North Syracuse High School for a
while before he started his assistant principal's job about two years
Tarbell-Sunday and husband Ron are the proud parents of Mallory Claudia
Sunday. Mallory was born on July 23, 2001. She joins big brother Collin
to make "our own little Sunday Foursome." She was born three
weeks after Norma started her new job as the post-secondary administrator
for the Akwesasne Mohawk Board of Education. She is the only counselor
on the Canadian portion of the reserve who helps students of all ages
attend college, both part-time and full-time. Norma enjoys the chance
to meet lots of people and help make their college plans reality.
husband had the chance to visit with Margie Masley Smith and her husband,
John, and son PJ. I know, it isn't fair. I got stuck at home with the
kids and he got to go play in Knoxville, Tenn. Margie and John graciously
hosted him at their home for dinner. Margie says that PJ thought Pat
had come to play with him.
wrote about Amanda Taylor's wedding in the last issue. She has sent
me an update. Since her marriage she and her husband, James Vea, have
moved to Richmond and bought a beautiful older house. They have one
puppy, Buckeye. James works for Commonwealth Architects. Amanda is a
nurse in a cancer center at the Medical College of Virginia. She attended
a mini-reunion at Becky Rock and Jeff Yun's home in Kansas City, Kan.
Amanda, Becky, Lori Iseri Lilly, Lil Knight Hayes, Cheryl Connelly and
Lee Pitts Goldman all spent a lovely weekend together.
and her family live in Colorado Springs; her children are Benjamin and
Emma. Lil and her husband, Clark, live outside of Boston and have four
kids- two girls and twin sons. Becky has taken a break from being a
physician to stay home with baby girl Elyse. Lee and husband Bob have
two children, Taylor and Parker. Lee recently returned to teaching full-time
at Madeira. Marc Resetar was able to join them. He is an airline pilot
for Delta and was flying Lil's airplane.
Rust has been living in the Dominican Republic for the last year as
a "windsurf bum." She recently discovered a new passion -
kite-surfing. Susie says this sport is very popular in Europe and she
expects that it will catch on here as well. Susie's home base is still
in Manhattan but she plans to spend the next six months traveling around
the globe and windsurfing. Her boyfriend is a professional wind-surfer
and she plans to accompany him on his tour.
you get together with any classmates over the holidays? Did you receive
a Christmas card or holiday newsletter with any SLU news? Pass it on.
White Walden '89
Kost Nettesheim '90
36 Andrew Road
to Deirdre Cavanaugh Anderson, who married Dave Anderson in Hingham,
Mass., on June 16. Dave grew up in Princeton, N.J., and went to the
University of Chicago. The couple was introduced by Susan Kropf Boyle
and Jake Goodyear, who lived with Dave in Boulder, Col. They live in
Seattle, where Dave works for a start-up - Headsprout.com - and Deirdre
is an editor for Wadsworth/Thomson Learning. Many Laurentians celebrated
their wedding day.
Krawitt is the South America brand manager for Kendall-Jackson Wine
Estates. He has had a varied career in the beverage business, having
directed campaigns for everything from wine coolers to ultra-premium
wines to single-malt scotch. Karl is also a graduate of the Thunderbird
Graduate School of International Management in Arizona and has earned
a Certificate in Fine Wine at UCLA.
best to you and your families for this new year!
being my first column after the horrific attacks on Sept. 11, let me
pass along my condolences to all classmates for any losses of friends
or family. Of the five SLU alumni who died, four were in school at the
same time we were and I'm sure we were all touched in one way or another.
after the deadline for my last column, my wife gave birth to our second
son, Jordan Daniel. Born on Sept. 13, he joins the Polk clan along with
21/2-year-old Mitchell. Other births that I am aware of include Caroline
Foster Reynolds on Jan. 12 to parents John and Paige Leichner Reynolds.
Caroline is their third child and they live in Philadelphia.
letter and picture arrived from Mike Cochi, who was married Oct. 28,
2000, in Princeton, N.J. Many alumni attended, including his uncle,
Oscar Cochi '48. Mike is a sales manager in Boston with IKON Office
Solutions and lives in Natick, Mass.
Cattat, who was married in Rochester, N.Y., and honeymooned in Hawaii,
had many alumni in attendance. A full report with photo will be in the
note from Julie Tellstone said she and husband Thomas Sheehan had their
first child in January of 2001. Margaret Katharine was 10 months old
and doing well when Julie wrote. She decided to resign as a marketing
manager for a local software company and now stays home with Margaret
full-time, which she loves. She is very active with other moms in the
Saratoga area, which keeps her busy. They have lived in Saratoga Springs
for almost six years. Tom just finished up his MBA and has worked as
an account rep for US Surgical for three years.
received an e-mail via the St. Lawrence Web site from Jean Hall Koopman,
who is living and working in Cambridge, Mass., as an architectural conservator.
She received her master's in preservation studies from Boston University
and works for a New York firm restoring prominent statues, municipal
buildings and churches.
hope this column finds you all well. Please pass along notes regarding
new jobs, births, etc., for you or any classmate.
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the class tradition of serving as reporter for a "term limit"
of five years, Justin Scott steps down after fine and faithful service,
for which he earns the thanks of the class and the magazine's staff.
His final report follows; classmates are urged to send their news to
Lisa Kiene, contact information above.
Muchmore Stuart and husband Ben live in San Francisco. Samantha is the
vice president and group media director at Foote Cone & Belding,
an advertising agency; she manages the media planning department. Samantha
says San Francisco is a beautiful place where she can't walk three blocks
without running into someone from St. Lawrence.
Sheldon Hoguet and husband Ramsay live in Newton, Mass. Lisa is a senior
account executive at The Catchpole Corporation, a public relations firm
next door in Wellesley. Lisa and Ramsay spent the past six years in
Marin County, Cal., just north of San Francisco, where they both worked
in the software industry. They were married in 1999 at a vineyard in
Sonoma, Cal. Shortly after their wedding, the couple decided to move
to the East Coast to be closer to their families and friends.
Torres-Hodgins recently received her MBA from the University of Miami.
Geena lives in Florida, where she is a senior account manager at IBM.
Angell married Alan Biloski in June 2001 in New York City. Jennifer
is the associate director for Thompson Financial/Carson in New York
City; she supervises investor relations in the Asia Pacific region.
After St. Lawrence, Jennifer received a general studies degree with
an economic focus from the London School of Economics in England. Alan
is a faculty member at Cornell University's Johnson School of Business.
Barclay has been elected to the Alumni Executive Council of St. Lawrence.
Will is an attorney with Hiscock and Barclay in Syracuse. The council
is comprised of graduates of St. Lawrence who maintain and stimulate
interest in the University, assist in raising funds and consult on major
issues and decisions affecting the University. Will received his law
degree from Syracuse University.
Stanley, his wife Samantha Rulon Stanley and daughter Emma now live
in Street, Md., after residing in Tennessee and Kentucky. John is the
vice president of sales for Rewards Plus, a technology company in Baltimore.
Kiene wrote after completing her second NYC marathon and fifth marathon
overall, "What an unbelievable experience! The runners were cheering
for the crowds just as much as the crowds were cheering for the runners.
I ran with Fred's Team for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Over
300+ on the team raised over $1 million for pediatric cancer research.
Other alums on the team were Molly Miller '93 and Eric Sundin '92. Thank
you to all SLU alumni who supported our efforts!"
noted at the top of the column, Lisa is our new reporter. I'm turning
over the reins after five years (Katie Ames Drayton, our first reporter,
also served for five years). Thanks to Lisa for picking up the ball;
please send all your news to her. Stay tuned for news about our 10th
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hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season, and that you are enjoying
the winter. If you haven't written in a while, curl up by the computer
and e-mail me a note at my new address, above.
on to the news. Our first report comes from Jim and Wendy Braun Muschett,
who are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Christopher
James. "Topher" was born September 8, 2001. He weighed 7 pounds,
1 ounce, and was 191/2 inches long. Wendy, Jim and Topher live in Fairfield,
Conn., where Jim works in publishing and Wendy loves being a stay-at-home
mom. Wendy and my wife, Kathy, spend quite a lot of time together, and
our sixth-month old son, Andrew, enjoys playing with Topher. Wendy and
Kathy taught at the same school in Fairfield before they had babies
received a wedding announcement from Jennifer Mitrano, who married Carter
Driscoll in New York City last February. Jennifer got her master's degree
in special education at Nazareth College and is a special education
teacher. Her husband is an analyst in New York City.
Moten Mosley married Antonio Mosley on May 20, 2000. Alumni at the wedding
were Ray Leslie '94, and Alicia's brother, John Moten '86, who were
both groomsmen. Alicia works for Hill's Nutrition in Topeka, Kan., as
a marketing manager. She keeps in touch with Elaine Richardson-Dalzell,
who is the parent of a future Laurentian.
Burns married Christina Gardner on September 22, 2001, in Westport,
Mass., at the Black Eddy restaurant. Jess Mynes '92 and Steve DeMarie
'92 were in attendance. Damon Smith was there in spirit, but couldn't
make it from Mojave, Utah, where he leads mountain biking trips. Likewise,
John Griffith '91 was stuck at an annual meeting in Washington, D.C.,
and couldn't get up to Massachusetts.
works in the world of Web design, and is a 1992 graduate of Gettysburg
College. She's an old friend of Martin's from Needham, Mass. Martin
had seen her briefly for the first time in 10 years on the night of
their 10-year high school reunion and then again a year later; they
wound up as best man/maid of honor at their respective best friends'
weddings, and have been inseparable ever since. Two years later they
flipped things around, and those same two friends served as best man
and maid of honor at their wedding. Martin is an executive recruiter
in Boston, where he has been living for the past seven years.
moving back to the United States after nearly three years in New Zealand,
Hayden Stafford completed his MBA at Case Western Reserve University
in Cleveland last May. He and his wife, Rachael, had their first baby,
Emma Katherine, in May as well. Since then they have bought a new home,
and Hayden has started a career with IBM as an executive consultant
in the communications sector. Hayden reports that times are hectic,
but his family is healthy and happy.
all I've got this time around. Again, if you haven't been in touch in
a while, please let me know what you're doing. We're all curious.
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have received lots of e-mails over the past months and thank all of
you for writing. Please keep them coming!
Tregenza graduated from Babson College with her MBA in 2000. She is
working at GiantLoop Network in Waltham and living in Boston's South
Gramm Brunner has been living in Vienna since one week after our graduation.
She spent three years working for IBM Austria and now serves as the
head of the marketing division for the PR agency Temmel and Seywald,
which is ranked among the top five agencies in Austria.
shared news of classmates as well: Amy Rutherford is engaged and planning
to wed in the summer of 2002, Katie Brousseau is currently finishing
her MBA degree at SUNY Albany, and Marcy Bigarel Tyler is a guidance
counselor, lives in Gouverneur, N.Y. and is expecting her second child
in May 2002.
Leekley has spent the past six years working at Bankers Trust in New
York, where he was promoted to vice president at the age of 26. He is
studying at the Stern School of Business at New York University and
expects to graduate in May 2002. He and Silvia Coba were married on
September 12, 1998, and their first child, Amanda Marie Leekley, was
born on July 27, 2001.
graduating with her master's degree from Dartmouth Medical School in
2001, Alicia Wardell began work with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement
in Boston as a research faculty member. IHI is a non-profit corporation
seeking to create better and more efficient health services by changing
processes and analyzing outcomes in hospitals and clinics around the
country. Alicia lives in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and travels to Boston
weekly to work from the IHI office.
"DJ" Monette e-mailed the alumni office to report that he
and Stacy have a new baby girl. Kya Faith Monette was born last November
9. "Everyone is doing fine," DJ said. "We found out (again
for me) that sleep is something not to take for granted."
wedding news: Ginger Davis and Christopher Hartung were married on May
6, 2000. Ginger manages the Adopt-a-Bench and Tree Trust programs for
the Women's Committee at the Central Park Conservancy in New York. She
is also a member of the Blue Hill Troupe, a Gilbert and Sullivan Society.
Rebecca Lynne Dix and Philip Williamson were married on February 19,
2000. The couple honeymooned in Aruba and are now live in Fulton, N.Y.,
where Rebecca works for the Phoenix Central Schools.
Moran and Brian Pickard are living in a recently-purchased townhouse
in Bel Air, Md., with their black lab, Tucker. Brian is an environmental
engineer for the U.S. Army and Karen runs a construction contracting
office specializing in government contracts. She visited with fellow
Pi Phi sisters Ann Bartholomew Johnston, Vicki Telfer Rees and Gretchen
LeBoutillier recently and also reports that Nancy Callahan Humphreys
gave birth to a baby girl and is getting ready to celebrate her one-year
Treanor graduated from Fordham Law School in 2001 and is working in
the real estate department of Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft. She lives
in Hoboken, N.J.
C. Bixby '95
O'Hara married John Curtin on January 27, 2001, in Boston. Afterwards
they took a honeymoon trip to Belize. Edith Patterson Brown '94 was
an honor attendant in the wedding. Ashley and John live in Charleston,
Mass., where Ashley works for Spaulding and Slye Colliers International.
Heffernan married Scott Locastro in Clayton, N.Y., September 1, 2001.
Laurentians in attendance were Shelby Dwyer-Honeywell, Jennifer Bacon,
Kim Hamilton, Traci Bly, Ty Kretser, Mark Engelbert, Kevin Race and
Renee McCarthy Young.
an e-mail to the alumni office, Keenan Sheridan sent an update of what
he's been up to since graduation. He spent his first four and a half
years out of St. Lawrence working for the National Geographic Society.
He worked as a photo editor in marketing for the Television Division,
and later for the start-up National Geographic Channel. Following his
time in D.C. he lived in Japan, teaching English at a rural high school
there. At this time, Keenan is a graduate student in the foreign language
education department at the University of Texas with a focus on teaching
English as a second language.
caught up with Bryan Francey over the summer at our high school reunion.
After St. Lawrence, Bryan went to dental school in Buffalo, N.Y., then
did his residency in Salt Lake City. He recently returned to Canton
to work for a local dental practice, Smile Care Associates.
"Rocky" Payne has also returned to Canton. He recently left
Siena College for a position as director of multicultural affairs at
met up with Julia Steckel Fleischner recently...in Australia! She, her
husband David Fleischner, and I attended the Melbourne Cup horse race
together in early November. Julia and David have moved to Melbourne
for the next couple of years while David is doing business there with
his Philadelphia-based company, Asplundh, and Julia works on a family
project. They arrived in mid-October, while their furniture arrived
by ship shortly afterwards. It had just come out of quarantine when
I arrived to visit, so they were living quite nicely thousands of miles
away from the U.S. surrounded by all their own things! They have taken
up residency in the suburb of Malvern, Victoria. We attended "the
race that stops the nation" as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing
Carnival, so we put on our best hats and went and had a go with the
horses along with 92,000 others, despite cold, rainy weather on race
day. Before Melbourne, Julia and David were living in Chicago, and before
that Raleigh, N.C. (They move around about as much as I do!) David left
for a quick working trip to the U.S. the day after the Cup while Julia
and I enjoyed "sunny Melbourne" and the city's variety of
great restaurants for the rest of the week. What a small world it is!
my new address indicates, I have moved to Sydney, arriving in Australia
just a few days before Julia, unbeknownst to either of us. It was an
e-mail invitation to Beth Conlon's annual Halloween party I had responded
to that put me on to the information that Julia was here, as well. Not
that Melbourne and Sydney are all that close in proximity, but in the
scheme of things, being half way around the world from home, they seem
pretty close when you know someone from "home" living in the
same big, foreign country. I am presently living in the northern beach
section of Sydney. It is a fantastic part of the world, but the locals
all tell me not to tell anyone about it...nothing like printing it in
a magazine then! I am working for American Express Travel in Sydney
and thoroughly enjoying the beach life and the city life here. Something
keeps drawing me back to Australia- I spent the year after St. Lawrence
working in Melbourne and travelling all over the country. My time here
is limited, unfortunately, so I will be making the most of the months
I am here before heading back to the U.S. How limited and when that
will be is still to be determined, so stay tuned...e-mail knows no borders
or time zones, so please keep the news coming!
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hope everyone is doing well and that the new year has found you all
happy and peaceful. And I hope that you are all making plans to head
to Canton for Reunion 2002!
Pike Ahlfeld wrote that she saw Helen Kilcullen and Helen's husband,
John Schulter, in Syracuse at the home of Erin Byrne Ruddy and her husband,
Pete, over Labor Day weekend. Erin is teaching elementary students now
and Helen is in publishing in NYC. Shelly has been at North Country
Public Radio five years ("already!" she notes). She earned
her M.Ed. at SLU in May 2001 in the Counseling & Human Development
track and is working toward a Certificate of Advanced Study at SLU.
Gee e-mailed the alumni and parent programs office to let us know that
he was married on June 2, 2001, in Salisbury, Conn. He said, "For
the record, my beautiful wife's name is Diana Patino de Gee (she's Peruvian,
thus the 'de' Gee)." Ethan lived in Lima, Peru, for about two years
and then moved to the Andean city of Huaraz, where he lived for another
five months. He has been in New York City since September 2000 and is
the manager of business development for MSGi Interactive. Their wedding
picture was in the last issue.
Stone wrote the APP office on campus that she has a "fantastic
and profitable (ha ha) job as the director of IT placement for an IT
consultant firm in D.C." Her main client is Fannie Mae, which she
describes as "a great company to work for." She keeps in touch
with several SLU folks, including classmates Kathie Gibney, Brandy DeGrechie
and Terri DeGrechie '97, and her sister Crystal Stone '01.
most of our other news came via the APP office, Matt Lyndaker gets the
award this time for giving the most personal touch to the class column.
He e-mailed me directly to give us his update. He is in Buffalo, still
working at the banking company he started with out of SLU. He says his
plan is to head back to school and get his teaching certification, probably
in physical education. He notes, "I'd really like to coach cross
country and track. I was actually an assistant for a local track team
with my former high school coach, who moved back here from up north."
says that his wife, Anne Marie Reynolds '94, is doing well. "She
signed on for three more years of slave labor in a fellowship in the
neonatal area of Children's Hospital of Buffalo. She takes care of premature
newborns and full-term newborns with major problems in the Intensive
had been visiting a cousin in the NYC area the weekend before the September
11 attacks. He visited Mark Tavern '94 that Saturday afternoon and was
"at the South Tower's observatory Monday afternoon, the 10th, and
got some beautiful pictures. I also flew out of Newark airport Tuesday
morning at 8:13 a.m. and it turns out that I was on the runway with
the plane that got hijacked flying out of there... Not that I feel like
I cheated death or anything, but it's odd knowing that I was one of
the last people in the world to visit the WTC."
resigning their positions with the Historical Society of Rockland County,
Christopher Kenney and wife Kimberly have relocated to Canton, Ohio,
where Kim is the curator at the McKinley Museum. Chris says, "It
is really a neat place and a definite step up from where we were."
Roberts Reiss and husband James '95 had their first child, Sara Elizabeth,
on April 8, 2001. Melissa says, "I am enjoying a year off from
work to be home with my new daughter."
to a note forwarded by the APP office, Melissa and Shelly Dusharm Parow,
Meredith Smith-Converse, Kimberly Dowgielewicz and their husbands and
children got together for a five-year reunion in Troy, N.Y., back in
Kittle Clark writes that she and Brett are living in Cincinnati, Ohio,
where Brett works for Pomeroy Computer Resources and she is a sales
representative for Allyn and Bacon Longman Publishing. Kara reports
that Courtney Moore married Richard Weyers on September 14, 2001, in
Chatham, N.J., and that they live in Hoboken, N.J. And on August, 25,
2001, Gillian Salvin married Steve Slattery '95 in New Jersey, with
quite a few SLU graduates attending. Kara also notes that Greg Fenn
works for UNUM insurance and lives in Scarsdale, N.Y., and that there
is a wedding in his future, too.
for me, the highlight of my fall was attending a World Series game at
Yankee Stadium-my mom won tickets and it was incredible! And reassuring
to see that while the tragedies of September 11 obviously put New York
City through an unbelievable amount of grief, the overall atmosphere
of the city hadn't changed since my last visit. I'm keeping busy with
a lot of travelling and activities in addition to my regular school-day
workload, but please feel free to call or write with news.
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would like to extend my condolences to all of our classmates. In one
way or another we have all been affected by the September 11 tragedies.
Be assured that we will get through this together as friends, families
and as a country.
could all use some good news. Laurie Nason and George "Ken"
Kelly '95 got married in Alex Bay, N.Y., last July. The couple lives
in Hermosa Beach, Cal. Congratulations to you both!
Schaus has been promoted to the position of project manager and staff
scientist at The Garland Company, Inc. Nathan will be "championing
select new products, undertaking the intensive development process required
to transform customer-driven research into viable new products."
Best of luck in your new position, Nathan.
of you in New York City may have recognized a few of your classmates
on "Fox 5 Investigative Reports." Gillian Willcox-Jones, Paige
Dusault and Laurie Ballentine were involved in the investigation when
a broker ran off with the money they had deposited for a new apartment.
After all was said and done, they did receive their money back and found
new apartments. Gillian is living with Elaine Jarvis '98, Paige and
Laurie found a new apartment a few blocks away and Tori Davies Weil
is also in the neighborhood.
miles north, Courtland Brannen is living in Boston and working for EF
Foundation for Foreign Study. Courtland is managing a team of volunteers
who find host families and schools for foreign exchange students. One
perk of the job is all the traveling he has been doing - not only domestically
but abroad as well.
Senesac Baker recently completed her master's degree in public administration
at the University of Vermont. She is extremely pleased with her new
position as manager of tobacco control programs and government relations
for the American Lung Association of Vermont. Angela and her husband,
Chris Baker '96, recently purchased a home for them and their 2-year-old
daughter and future Chip, Gracie.
Webster recently moved from Snowmass Village, Col., to Jacksonville,
Fla. Warren is living on Amelia Island and is the general manager of
a newspaper publishing company out of Jacksonville.
care of yourselves until next time!
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in October, we were able to make it to Saranac Lake, N.Y., for the wedding
of Kerri Gaylord to John Brien. The day turned out to be wintry, but
it was warm inside, so that was all that mattered. The reception was
held in the Hotel Saranac, with SLU alums such as Blaine Bettinger,
Lela Dunbar and Tom Bertrand in attendance. Kerri's parents, Ted '72
and Jan Winterberger '72 Gaylord, also graduated from St. Lawrence.
It was a wonderful day, and Kerri and John were obviously so happy.
As far as I could see, everyone had a wonderful time. The couple is
living in Boston.
Gillett and Whitney Ilg '97 were married on Sept. 22, 2001, in New London,
N.H. The wedding party included Daniel Bacon '99, Sara Bullock, John
(Rick) Hughes '97, Nicole Cardillo '97, Amanda Goulston '97 and Courtney
Nash '97. There were also a number of SLU alumni in attendance.
received word from John Malary that he was also married on Sept. 22,
to Kim Harrington '00, in Madison, Conn. They are living in the Burlington,
Vt., area and will be sending a picture into the magazine soon.
couple of issues ago, I wrote about Mark Cutler's recent wedding. For
some reason, I listed only the SLU alums present who were from the class
of 1998. I should have also mentioned that the Class of 1997 was well
represented as well. Mark's sister Julie Cutler, Kulsum Merchant, Ben
Messinger, Kelley Bordeleau and Carrie Carr Bordeleau, along with her
husband, Bryan, and son, Carter, were also there. I apologize for leaving
them out earlier!
Akins got his MFA in lighting design from Boston University, then worked
on the Broadway production of Hedda Gabler.
Akins wrote a nice long e-mail to me recently. He got his MFA in lighting
design in May from Boston University, then moved to NYC to work in the
theater business, mostly as an assistant lighting designer on various
productions around the city. He worked on the Broadway production of
Hedda Gabler in the fall and will be working on two more Broadway shows
in the spring as well as several off-Broadway shows. He is also production
manager at the Williamstown Theater Festival, where he has worked for
the last five summers. "After the events of Sept. 11 the theater
business in NYC has been in very rough shape and work in general has
been hard to come by, but I hope business will get back to normal,"
he wrote. He continued, "I miss living in Boston. It was nice seeing
SLU folk all the time. I spent a lot of time with Justin Demers '99,
who works at EF along with many other SLU alumni. I also saw Kerry Hutchinson
a lot; she works at Bain and Co. there. Kevin Schneider is almost done
with his school work at Michigan. I think he might finish in December
and may be moving to the Boston area after that. Sean Masterson is still
in D.C. but mentioned that he might be considering law school in Boston."
Rotondo just accepted a new position as paralegal to the chairman of
the Massachusetts Senate Ways and Means Committee at the State House.
He is working under five attorneys in the office and reports directly
to the general counsel. He adds that he is very excited about the position.
Dasher is in her fourth year of medical school at Johns Hopkins. She
is starting the residency interview process at the moment and hopes
to go into internal medicine. Good luck!
Anne Campbell has received a political appointee position at the U.S.
Department of Education. Her new title is special assistant to the assistant
for writing...keep it up!
H. Byrnes '99
of the Class of 1999 have been extremely busy in our nearly three years
since leaving St. Lawrence. Shauna Collins was most helpful in gathering
information on fellow alumni. Shauna reports that she recently saw Court
Clayton and Tom Waters, who live in Beacon Hill, Mass. Court is working
at Boston College and pursuing his MBA. Also in the Boston area are
Scott Slattery and Ryan Mackey, who live in Brighton. Court, Tom, Scott
and Ryan regularly see alumni from the classes of '95-'99.
is in her second year of law school at the University of Buffalo. Also
at UB are law student Sarah Wannop and graduate student Jamie Heimburg.
Jamie is living in Angola, N.Y.
spent time recently with Erin Templer, Emily Tucker, Laurel Durham and
Danielle Rene. They are all in Washington, D.C. Erin works for the National
Telecommunications Association in Northern Virginia and Laurel is in
her third year of law school at American University. She has reportedly
accepted a position at a firm in D.C.
had the chance to catch up with a number of people at Amy Ploof's wedding
in Upstate New York last summer. Karen Morris is doing graduate work
at Keene State and Anne Emory lives in Indianapolis. Other wedding guests
included Jill Alger, who lives in New York City and works for Nine West,
and Tasha Hacker, returning from Russia, where she has been working
in the Peace Corps. Mary Kendig also attended, traveling from Colorado,
where she works at a pre-school.
Rohloff was also there. She e-mailed the alumni office, catching us
up on her life: In June she transferred from Alfred University to the
University of Hartford, expecting to finish her master's in elementary
education and start teaching by fall 2002. She's student-teaching this
spring. She has run a 10K race and a half-marathon, done the swimming
leg of a team triathlon and been on an all-women adventure race (mountain
biking, trail running, kayaking and special tests) team, and in August
travelled out West for the first time with her boyfriend, Scott, and
his family. They stayed in Seaside, Ore., for a week, drove to Yellowstone
for two days, did a river-rafting trip in Wyoming and went horseback
riding in Utah.
Boston alumni include Meg Stone, who received her Certificate in Culinary
Arts from Boston University. She is working in event planning for Brown
Brothers Harriman. Meg sees classmates Kelly Rotnem, Genny Shaw, Ryan
Brown, Sarah Badger and Natalie Dalton quite often.
from the New York City area are Marie Rentschler and Kristen Kennedy.
Marie is working and taking classes at the New York School of Interior
Design. Kristen is at Kemp Interiors. Both live in upper Manhattan.
Also in New York City is Chrissy Festa, who works at Random House. Libby
Siebert and John Conover are both in Hoboken, N.J., and working in the
did manage to find out some alumni news from recent e-mails with Cortney
Terrillion, who is working for Cannondale Associates in Wilton, Conn.
Rebecca Kush also e-mailed to let me know she in living in Jacksonville,
Fla., and working in film and television production. Lindsay Clauss
shared with me the exciting news that she is engaged to be married in
the fall of 2002 and has recently moved to Manhattan Beach, Cal.
Hornig reports that she is working as an admissions counselor at Fordham
University and taking graduate classes. She recently ran with Stephanie
Jessop in the Baltimore Marathon. She shared news that Dionna Mullin
recently returned from travel in Hong Kong and is teaching ESL in New
York City. Dionna had plans to return to Hong Kong in February.
had the pleasure of having a reunion weekend with Sara Gilligan, who
is working toward her elementary education degree at Potsdam State.
She had spent her time since graduation living and working in Washington,
D.C. It has been great to have her closer!
the class was between reporters, the alumni office received e-mails
from a few people:
since December of 2000, Melissa Troy and Morgan Jensen relocated to
St. Louis last summer. "Missy" earned her master's at Miami
University (Ohio) and Morgan is at J.W. Terrill, an insurance brokerage
firm. Both are looking forward to their wedding in June of 2002 and
catching up with SLU attendees.
Lang moved to Nashua, N.H., with her beau, Andrew Breish '00; she is
working for Amica Insurance as an underwriter in Manchester. She passed
along the news that Kelly Sullivan and John Poapst are engaged to be
married in July of 2002 in the St. Lawrence chapel.
Chapin Professor of Geology Mark Erickson reported that he and David
Waugh presented two papers before a meeting of the International Bryozoology
Association at Trinity College, Dublin. Their work focused on studies
of fossil Bryozoa from the Cincinnati Arch that David studied for his
senior thesis in geology. The meeting was attended by 110 paleontologists
and biologists from 23 countries. David is currently completing MS work
in paleontology at Kent State.
of Geology Mark Erickson and David Waugh presented two papers before
a meeting of the International Bryozoology Association at Trinity College,
for myself, I am an eighth grade science teacher and dean of students
at Bishop Ludden Jr./Sr. High School in Syracuse, N.Y. I live in Cazenovia,
N.Y., and am excited to be attending the SLU graduation of the Class
of 2002 in May when my brother graduates. It should bring back some
am new to this role as class reporter, and want to do a great job for
our class. Please send news via e-mail or telephone for upcoming issues.
Hope that all of you are happy and healthy! Till next issue!
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plans for the next great winter backpacking and ice climbing reunion
are finalized, only one logistical question remains: Do we make the
trip to Sergi's before or after we're done hacking our way through the
snow and ice? I'll be sure to let you know how that one works out...
as far from the snow and ice of northern New York as you can get is
Adam Kurtz, who is a 7th grade geography teacher in Florida. Adam had
lots of kind words for the bright sunshine and sandy beaches, and wonders
why he didn't see the light earlier. Adam says that Johnathan Ntheketha,
Paul Hughes, Jason Beerman '99 and Jim Riley have all made pilgrimages
of late to visit him (and enjoy those sandy beaches for themselves).
Grow has decided to leave the master's program at USC and go after her
true passion in life-art. Susan is "heading back to NY to take
some of the courses that I didn't take while at SLU." Meanwhile,
Njogu Njuguna is in Albany, having just completed his first year in
the MD program at Albany Medical College.
that big puddle that some like to call the Atlantic Ocean is Aimee Landry,
who, last I heard, was living in Germany and researching stem cell therapy
and kidney failure. Aimee's been so busy as of late that she almost
forgot what her apartment looked like, because of working long hours
and traveling to Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Brussels and the like. That's
all well and good, Aimee, as long as you don't forget where your apartment
is. Sounds like a real tough life!
Davis says he's a benefit analyst at the National Life Insurance Company
in Montpelier, Vt. Justin also reports that Alex Chung enlisted in the
Army after graduation, while Jim DeLancey is teaching high school in
Fort Edward, N.Y., and Jeff Steele is attending grad school at SLU.
favorite dancing buddy, Liz Conger, is working at Hale and Dorr LLP
in downtown Boston, and is planning on attending law school. Liz also
reports that she's living in a cute little house in Cambridge and just
bought a car. Sounds pretty good to me! Now I'm gonna have to stop collecting
and disseminating all of those lawyer jokes....
Levin and Chris Ludwig are working for Salomon Smith Barney out of their
New Jersey office, and by all accounts seem to be enjoying if not every
minute, at least every other one!
Gregory is moving to Paris in March to attend culinary school. He's
so excited that - well, let's just say he's really looking forward to
the experience...Andrew plans to meet up with Greg Spencer, who he hopes
will be able to teach him some French. Andrew, if you get a good recipe
for some killer crme brulee, please, send it my way!
Bishop and Gerald Mann '01 were married on September 1, 2001, and are
living in Naperville, Ill. The wedding, according to the National Enquirer
and eyewitness accounts, was one of the "top social events of the
year." Congratulations, guys!
tying that imaginary knot were Karri LaGarry and Brian Reid, who were
married on June 16, 2001; the couple lives in Rouses Point, N.Y. Karri
says the wedding was chock full of SLU alums. Also new on the wedding
front is that Kim Harrington married John Malary '98 on September 22,
2001; they live in Burlington, Vt.
sprightly Sarah Cundiff is working at St. Michael's College in Burlington,
Vt. Sarah gets to travel to surrounding states quite a bit, skis every
weekend, spends time with her dog Cody, and even found a few minutes
to go to Barbados for Christmas. Sarah says she used to get warned about
the brutal Vermont winters on an hourly basis, until, of course, she
mentioned going to school in northern N.Y.
Wolfe is in the last year of her master's degree at SLU, still coaches
crew, and has been writing as much as she is able. Meg recently finished
reading Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl and recommends
it to all.
the list of "People actually do that?" is Anya Burke, who
recently finished her first New York Marathon (I'd sooner set my head
on fire and put it out with a sledgehammer, but hey, that's just me!)
Perfield and Josh LeRoy are still living in New Hampshire and teaching
at the New Hampton School, coaching various sports, and loving life
all the while. David reports that Lara Weller also teaches at the school.
Hoy has completed his migration to Washington, D.C., and works for the
Government Accounting Office, where he enjoys the hours after lunch
most, if rumors are to believed.
Ford, Heather McKnight and Cat Szot are still making trouble in Colorado,
and have recently been joined by Rory Caster. I hope that they are enjoying
all the snow that I'm sure they have at this time of year. I wish they
could send me a little bit so I could dress up my front yard, and make
the neighbors a little jealous (and concerned for my mental health)
in the process...
Thomas wins the coveted "Tersest Reply" award. Liz says that
she's "still teaching English in Japanese junior high schools,
and enjoying it." Sounds like a heck of a good time to me; I can't
wait to hear more (which I'm sure that I will shortly).
you want to see your name in print, I can't do it without you, mate.
Drop me a line and let me know what's going on in your world. Let me
know if you're groovin' to Nelly, reading something by James Salter,
or just lounging around watching Office Space until your DVD player
explodes. Hope to hear from you soon, real soon.
class news has been pouring in from all across the country. Many classmates
have settled into new cities and have found new jobs.
am fortunate to have Bridgette Holmes living near me in Saratoga, N.Y.
She teaches 11th and 12th grade English in Waterford, N.Y., and is coaching
cheerleading in addition to advising the Outdoor Adventure Club. In
October, she helped her sister Colleen Warwick Johnson '89 head up the
alumni event at the Head of the Fish Regatta in Saratoga Springs. Besides
showing support for the SLU crew team, the event raised money for the
five alumni who were killed in the World Trade Center attack.
have several classmates who have settled out West. Maury Vincent is
in Jackson Hole, Wyo., working as a middle school special education
teacher. She teaches English as a second language a few times a week
to adults in the community.
Campbell began a year-long commitment with the Americorps Vista program
in November. She is in Richmond, Cal., working with an organization
called "The Amandela Project," which is focused on the prevention
of teenage pregnancy.
Boutelle e-mailed me to say that he found a way to combine his love
of skiing and work. He took a job working at the Resort at Squaw Creek,
which is located at the base of the mountain at Squaw Valley USA in
California, as a night auditor. He added that he is very willing to
help classmates get discounted rooms!
Czaija spent her summer in Colorado. She spent a month camping with
Carrie Denesha '00 in Poncho Springs helping her do research for her
master's. Sarah spent the second month at the University of Denver as
a dorm monitor/tutor/assistant coordinator/monitor for the Rocky Mountain
November, Caroline Bell and Greg Randolph headed westward to Ashland,
Ore. Caroline is hoping to attend law school out West next year.
on the East Coast, Scotty Miller e-mailed to say that he is settled
in Washington, D.C., working for Insignia ESG, a commercial real estate
company, and enjoying the city life.
Bell e-mailed that he is living in Brookline, Mass., with three ATO
alums, Nick Sauter, Fred Wiebke and Jesse Colfer '00. He is working
in the management development program with E&J Gallo Winery.
Moe is also in Boston, living with several KDS alums. She is in the
management training program with Enterprise Rent a Car. She is keeping
very busy with work, but finds time to see many other classmates in
Ransom is also in Boston. She is working as a lab technician for California
Cryobank, an anonymous sperm donor program as well as a storage client
Diegor is working in Hartford, Conn., as a constituent service representative/caseworker/assistant
press secretary for United States Senator Joseph Lieberman.
Diegor is working in Hartford, Conn., as a constituent service representative/caseworker/assistant
press secretary for United States Senator Joseph Lieberman. She spends
her weekends visiting friends and law schools.
spoke with Erica Rapp recently. She is enjoying her job as a paralegal
at Winston Straw in Manhattan. She lives with Kristen Johnson and sees
many of her fellow Kappa sisters out in the nightlife of the city.
Braun is in the executive training program for HSBC. She's stationed
in Buffalo, N.Y.
received an e-mail from Victoria Engel updating me on the girls of Chi
Omega. Victoria is interning for the New York State Energy and Research
Development Authority in Albany. Kate Falzareno is in graduate school
at UCLA and lives 10 minutes from the beach! Kelley McKeon is working
for Amica Insurance in Rhode Island. Ginger Munt's wedding in July brought
many SLU classmates together.
bells have also been ringing for Geo Maher and Abbey Ciccariello. The
wedding was held last July 29 and Geo informed me that it "was
full of Class of 2001 debauchery, but there is not much that is fit
to print!" Geo and Abbey are settled in Cambridge, England, where
Geo is working on his Honors BA at Cambridge and playing for the St.
John's Rugby Club. Geo added, "the school and my program are excellent.
Strangely enough, British drinking habits are similar to those of SLU
Dery was married on September 29 to David Andrew Snider in her hometown
of Randolph, N.H. The wedding was held outdoors at the foot of Mount
Adams and Mount Madison and the reception was nearby in a 200-year-old
barn. Many Laurentians attended the wedding. After a lazy honeymoon
in Quebec City they are now settled in Washington, D.C.
classmates have chosen to stay in school. Michael Jarvis is at the University
of Delaware, working on his graduate degree in environmental policy.
Page Wages is attending North Carolina State University Veterinary School.
Jessica Burnham is at Miami University, working on her master's in school
the last minute, Rick Fraelick e-mailed to say he sees Tim Latham, Brett
Richer, Ryan Harpster, Justin "Juddy" Hanna, Rob Burdsall
"and several of the other Beta Boys in Boston quite a bit."
Rick is working for Putnam Investments between their Boston and Andover
offices. He said Tim Latham is working for a commercial real estate
firm-which one, Tim?
the news coming in...
P.O. Box 383
D. Bobrek '98 and Heather M. Bossong '97, Oct. 21, 2000, Syracuse, N.Y.
(the editors apologize for listing this incorrectly in our last issue).
Obrecht '98 and John Schultz '99, Oct. 6, 2001.
K. Heffernan '95 and Scott P. Locastro, Clayton, N.Y., Sept. 1, 2001.
Moore '96 and Richard Weyers, Chatham, N.J., Sept. 14, 2001.
Erin Hicks '94 and Gregory Michael Sample, Montreal, Que., July 21,
Miller '94 and Kathryn Friedman, St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 18, 2000.
Dean Warwick '94 and Jennifer Paige Rucci, Weston, Vt., Sept. 15, 2001.
Burns '93 and Christina Gardner, Westport, Mass., Sept. 22, 2001.
Emery Hodgson '93 and Amanda Lauren Gilbert, Nyack, N.Y., July 28, 2001.
Lechler '92 and Michael Lee Austin, Oct. 6, 2001.
R. Champney '91 and Joseph M. Meagher, Potsdam, N.Y., Sept. 8, 2001.
J. Doldo '89 and Jennifer Leigh Tice, Cape Vincent, N.Y., Aug. 25, 2001.
Sears Dean '83 and G. James Baird, Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 27, 2001.
Willner '80 and Nina Vitalyevna Kabanova, Alexandria, Va., June 16,
Kathleen Victory '92 and Stephen, a daughter, Morgan Grace, Oct. 12,
Susannah '92 and Ted, a daughter, Katherine, Oct. 13, 2001.
Elizabeth Humes '86 and Bennett, a daughter, Ivy Elizabeth, April 19,
Janice Woodcock '81 and William, a daughter, Eva, Oct. 25, 2001.
Anne Aicher '87 and Paul '91, a son, Matthew, Dec. 8, 2000.
Tracy Squires '87 and Paul '86, a daughter, Lindsey, Oct. 2001.
Elizabeth A. Huckins '92 and Matthew, a son, Andrew Charles, April 23,
Kelli Sheehan '92 and Paul, triplets, Shaye Hope, Emma Sheehan and Andrew
Francis, Aug. 28, 2001.
Jane Sproull '90 and Duncan '88, a daughter, Alissa Hargrave, Sept.
Amy Sutherland '92 and Jeremy '92, a daughter, Olivia Rose, Sept. 25,
Ronald '89 and Suzanne, a daughter, Olivia, April 1, 2001.
Louise Small '82 and J. Penn, a daughter, Mary Gray, Aug. 21, 2001.
Thomas '91 and Sarah, a daughter, Rachael Catherine, Oct. 19, 2001.
Carla Morrow '97 and Jeffery, a daughter, Emma, Jan. 4, 2001.
Terri Nelson '89 and Michael, a daughter, Mackenzie Kiele, Sept. 19,
Sandra Crumb '87 and George, twin sons, Henry and George, March 5, 2001.
Mary Schoenfeld '84 and David, a daughter, Anne Carol, March 18, 2001.
Andy '87 and Christina, a daughter, Isabel, Sept. 13, 2001.
Pamela Seaborn '92 and Michael '93, a son, John, July 21, 2001.
Susan Feidt '87 and Michael, a daughter, Paige, and a son, Zachary,
Jan. 19, 2001.
Sheila Ann Ryan '92 and Kirk, a son, Aiden Randall, Oct. 17, 2001.
Darrell J. '94 and Stacy, a daughter, Kya Faith, Nov. 9, 2001.
Wendy Braun '93 and Jim '93, a son, Christopher James, Sept. 8, 2001.
Diana Crichton '88 and Paul, a son, Cooper Thomas, July 22, 2001.
Mary Allen Ackerson '83 and Ezra, a daughter, Katherine Eleanor, Oct.
Susanne Saffen '86 and Timothy, a son, Samuel Thomas, July 4, 2001.
Melissa Roberts '96 and James '95, a daughter, Sara Elizabeth, April
Andy '88 and Jane, a son, James, Dec. 1, 2000.
Martha Feyrer '93 and Eric '92, a son, Connor Matthew, July 14, 2001.
Lori Garlock '86 and Thomas, twin sons, Tyler and Tomas, Jan. 9, 2001.
Nina Bishop '85 and John, a daughter, Charlotte Mather, Jan. 27, 2001.
Steve '91 and Regan Curley '92, a son, Matthew Bruce, Oct. 16, 2001.
Lauren Rapell '86 and Arya, a son, Conrad Darius, May 30, 2001.
Brian '88 and Elizabeth, a daughter, Carley Logan, Nov. 30, 2000.
Laura Williams '87 and Said, a daughter, Hana Elizabeth, Oct. 2001.
Noel Whitman, formerly of Canton, died at the age of 98 on August 23,
2001. He was the husband of Kay M. Kirkstead Whitman of Collinsville,
Conn. He was employed by Pratt & Whitney Division of United Technologies
and retired as a department manager for G. Fox & Co., Hartford.
His greatest interest and enjoyment was baseball; he was an avid Red
Seymour Olpp died on September 16, 2001, at the age of 94. She was a
member of Delta Delta Delta sorority while at St. Lawrence and is survived
by a son, Robert, and a daughter, Nancy Olpp Thurber '68.
Cotter Pfeifer, age 90, of Springfield, Mass., died on September 1,
2001. A retired social worker, she worked for Monson State Hospital,
the Massachusetts Association Against Cruelty to Children, and Holyoke
Catholic High School. Born in Canton, she lived in Springfield most
of her life. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Delta Pi sorority
and was a class officer. She received her MSW from Smith College. Her
husband, Dr. Lasislaw Pfeifer, died in 1962. She leaves two sons and
four daughters, including Ann Pfeifer Bartlett '63. Her sisters, Frances
L. Cotter '25 and Grace Cotter Stiles Laidlaw '29, pre-deceased her.
Louise Roberts Dona died in December of 2001 at Rivercrest Nursing Home
in Concord, Mass. Her first husband was Dick Herrling '33, who passed
away in 1960. Her second husband, Everett Dona '33, pre-deceased her
in 1993. She was a Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority member and played field
hockey and tennis as an undergrad. Very active in the Boston area with
the Kappa alumnae association, she was a retired Latin and French teacher.
J. Hayes died May 12, 2001. His Alumni Citation, awarded in 1969, identified
him as a "realtor, business and civic leader, loyal Laurentian."
Active on campus as a three-time class president and member of the debate
team, Hill News staff, German Club, and baseball and basketball teams,
he assumed a position with M.C. O'Brien, Inc. of Brooklyn after graduation.
During his 34-year association with this real estate and insurance firm,
he rose to the position of vice president in 1947 and was named president
in 1965. His wife, Bettye, predeceased him in 1984. He is survived by
a son and a daughter.
V. Coe of Lycoming, N.Y., died May 21, 2001. She was a Kappa Kappa Gamma
while at St. Lawrence, majored in English, and went on to Syracuse for
a BS degree in 1938. In 1954, she did graduate work at the University
of Buffalo. She is survived by a niece.
Terry Hauser, a native of Southold, N.Y., and the sixth member of the
Terry family to attend St. Lawrence, died on December 1, 2001, at the
Sharon Health Care Center in Sharon, Conn. She was 86. She is survived
by her husband, John Hauser '37, to whom she was married for over 62
years. Also surviving are a daughter and Connie's sister, Elizabeth
Terry '41. While at St. Lawrence Connie was a member of Delta Delta
Delta, Thelmo and Chapel Choir, and was active in three sports-basketball,
skiing and field hockey. She was co-chair of the 1936 Moving-Up Day
exercises and in 1937, was Queen of the Winter Carnival. After graduation,
following a stint at secretarial school, she worked for the Vick Chemical
Company until her marriage in 1939, when she and John both worked for
St. Lawrence. In 1941, the couple moved to Emporium, Pa., where John
was employed by Sylvania Electric Products, Inc. In the ensuing years,
Connie was a church, library, hospital and St. Lawrence volunteer worker
wherever John's employment took them.
Heffernan Nizza, a retired teacher, died on July 6, 2001, in Ridgewood,
N.J. She was a long-time resident of Canton. She and her husband, Dominick,
were married for 52 years and had four sons together. Her father, Richard
Heffernan, Class of 1890, and two brothers, Robert '37 and Walter '41,
were also St. Lawrence University graduates.
Bennett Sieper died on December 14, 2001, in Westfield, N.Y., at age
85. A chemistry major, she boarded with the family of Professor O. Kenneth
Bates in exchange for child care services. After graduation, she attended
Columbia University's Presbyterian School of Nursing and married Armand
C. Sieper N'37. During World War II, as an RN, she worked in hospitals
around the country as she followed her husband from air base to air
base. She then went into school nursing, working for many years in the
Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda school system. She and her husband retired
to Vero Beach, Fla., where she was an active member of the Unitarian-Universalist
Fellowship. Survivors include a son, Armand E.; a daughter, Nancy Sieper
Berggren '71; and three grandchildren.
Mackay Cruden died October 26, 2001, at her home in Cocoa, Fla. She
had moved to Cocoa from Bayonne, N.J., in 1948 and was director of health
education for the Brevard County Health Department for 18 years, retiring
in 1984. She was a magna cum laude graduate and a member of the sorority
Pi Beta Phi. She acquired a Master's in Public Health Education from
the University of Florida in 1971. She is survived by her husband of
61 years, Donald '42, and their two sons.
Charles R. Stephenson, known to many as Steve, Charlie and sometimes
Raymond, died on June 26, 2001, shortly after being diagnosed with melanoma.
He grew up in Mineola, N.Y., where he excelled in football and baseball.
He attended St. Lawrence on the V-12 program for only one year and then
went on to Holy Cross. Commissioned in the U.S. Marine Corps at age
19, he had an illustrious military career. He was a veteran of the Korean
and Vietnam conflicts. Later, he joined the faculty of Heritage Hall
School in Oklahoma City, where he was a teacher, counselor and coach.
He is survived by his wife, Marian, and two sons.
"Kaky" Quinn Dugan of Saranac Lake, N.Y., passed away on October
11, 2001, at the age of 77. She graduated from Tupper Lake High School
as valedictorian of the class of 1942 and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from
St. Lawrence with a major in English. She was also president of her
sorority, Delta Delta Delta. Employed as a legal secretary, she worked
with her husband at his private law practice and his public defender
practice, retiring in the mid-80s. She will be remembered by her family
and friends for her sense of humor, positive outlook, boundless energy
and love of life. Survivors include her husband, Wyngar "Bill"
Dugan '49, who was at St. Lawrence for two years; two sons and three
daughters; a brother, Patrick Quinn '43; and a sister, Colleen Quinn
Bernatchez '52. She was pre-deceased in 1999 by her brother, Lawrence
M. Rothberg of LaGrangeville, N.Y., died August 6, 2001, at the age
of 76. He was a teacher of science and math for the Pawling School District
from 1952 until his retirement in 1988. He served in the U.S Army, 82nd
Airborne in Europe during World War II. He received his M.Ed. from St.
Lawrence in 1954. In addition to his wife, Janet, he is survived by
a son and two daughters.
P. Van Auker died on August 6, 2001, at the age of 74 in Rochester,
N.Y. After graduating from East High School in Rochester, he joined
the U.S. Navy and later graduated from St. Lawrence with a degree in
sociology. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. In addition
to being a former councilman, he was a retired deputy director of probation
for Monroe County. He was a loving family man and enjoyed working with
the Little League program and Boy Scouts. He leaves his wife, Betty,
and three children.
Potter Locker, formerly of Rye, N.Y., died suddenly at his home in Manchester
Center, Vt., on September 27, 2001. He was 72. Kingdon attended Albany
Law School, graduating in 1956 after serving in the Korean War from
1951 to 1953. He was a long-time member of the law firm of Clark, Gagliardi
and Miller in White Plains, N.Y., and was a partner in his own law firm,
Donahue and Locker. Prior to his retirement in 1997, he served as counsel
for the law firm of Mead, Hecht, Conklin and Gallagher of Mamaroneck,
N.Y. Mr. Locker was an avid skier and for the past four years had been
a ski instructor in Stratton, Vt. He is survived by his wife, Linda,
and two daughters.
George Gropler died at his home in Killington, Vt., on November 9, 2001.
While at St. Lawrence he majored in chemistry and was a member of Beta
Theta Pi. He was a sales representative for Matheson Gas Products and
later became sales manager of Matheson Instruments in Horsham, Pa. After
retiring to Killington, he worked as a hiking guide for Killington Ski
Area and as a photographer for Reflections of Killington. Survivors
include his wife, Wanda, two nephews and a niece.
G. Wilder passed away on November 28, 2001, in a care facility in Marysville,
Wash. He is survived by his wife, Ginny, and a daughter. He served in
the U.S. Navy in the Mediterranean in World War II before coming to
St. Lawrence. He retired from the Prudential Insurance Co.
B. "Duster" Detwiler Jr. died of a heart attack on December
6, 2001, the day after his 51st birthday, while skiing with some friends
on Mt. Baldy in Sun Valley, Idaho. He is survived by his wife, Karen,
and two children. At St. Lawrence, he was a history major and member
of Sigma Pi fraternity. After earning his MBA degree from the University
of Washington in 1977, he married and moved to California. He held various
marketing management positions at Memorex, Verbatim and Syquest before
settling at Seagate Technology in 1986. He retired from Seagate in 1999,
as senior vice president of worldwide marketing, and moved with his
family to Sun Valley, Idaho. Retirement pursuits besides active involvement
in raising his son and daughter included skiing, hiking, biking, fishing
and golf. They survive him, as do his wife, parents and three sisters.
Remembrances may be sent to The Community School, Attn: The Philip B.
Detwiler Jr. Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 2118, Sun Valley, ID 83353 or the
Montgomery Heart Foundation, 1419 Mt. Carmel Road, Parkton, MD 21120.
has been received of the following deaths:
R. Bernstein '58
D. Moore '60