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Andy Todd reports in from Houston that the world has come full circle! Sixty-nine years ago, he arrived at Rice University to teach architecture. Now he has two granddaughters studying at Rice, just a block from his home, and popping in from time to time with fresh-baked news of the world. One, Hannah Todd ’14, will be graduating this spring and heading to the University of Texas for graduate school, while her younger sister, Margaret Todd ’17, will be wrapping up her freshman year. Onward and upward, and around-andaround we go!
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Peter M. Ward n Mr. Ward passed away on June 3 and we honor him for his many years of service as correspondent for the Class of 1943. He will be missed.
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Peter O. C. Austin-Small, email@example.com ■ A year or so ago I received a great reply from Don MacNary in answer to the letter
I had written a few weeks before. Alas, his letter was too late for the last Class Notes deadline, but I kept it for the future. Better late than never, as they say. Now Don’s comments: “Peter, nice card of the school. It suggests you want to hear from anyone in the class (anyone still alive, that is). Also answering because it’s hard to waste your 44-cent stamp. Julie and I are living in a retirement community in St. Petersburg, with lots of folks from all over the country, many of whom secretly, or expressing themselves carefully, may look at us as over educated, verbal, liberal, politically well read, Unitarian, and superior in attitude. Having lived and been educated in New England that picture has some truth to it. Reaction? Instructive, with mixed feelings. So, the election discussions were rich. One might expect some heat, but NO. I figure that one of the reasons was that all of us residents know that we came to, in the end, DIE. So, there’s a high motivation to keep the community pleasantly agreeable. The worst that we experienced was an outburst from a Trump supporter, who said midst a discussion: YOU LOST. It was greeted with laughter. So, onward managing health, and finding some fun.” n And, yes, I, Peter, have some thoughts, too: To say that our life is different from Don’s and Julie’s is an understatement with at least one major similarity: our politics. Example: right after the 2016 election results were known I wrote a letter to The New York Times outlining why the proclaimed winner should be in jail. For some reason The Times didn’t print the letter. No, there were no vulgarities. I am copying my wife, Linda, on this e-mail because she certainly does not disagree. Neither does a son or daughter. We have four. The five grandchildren aren’t of voting age (8 to almost 14), but they would agree, too. So, how is this clan of 11? Unusually close for any family, and still all living within a couple of hours driving distance from us. Yes, there is a story to tell and I am trying to do just that, aided by classmates of the Memoir Club on the University of Connecticut’s main campus in Storrs where Linda is the Parish Administrator of St. Mark’s Episcopal Chapel. Yes, UConn, the Women’s College Champions of the World! We and our daughter have been to a few games. As to travels, Linda recently got back from a week in California wine
country where she saw most of her family and attended a niece’s wedding. Linda and I and daughter Sara spent two weeks just over a year ago driving down and back from northeast Florida above Palm Beach staying mostly on Hutchinson Island and visiting Linda’s mother and younger brother. Last summer the three of us were on and near Acadia National Park in Maine for a week. The three sons and their kids mostly come and visit us. Just so you know, Linda is ‘The Mother of Us All,’ or as our middle son once called her, ‘Everybody’s Mother.’ n OK now, and age is no excuse, we need to hear from all members of the Class of 1948! Please just anticipate the Class Notes twice a year. We want to know how you are doing and all. Politics is fine, too.
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John T. Bethell, john. firstname.lastname@example.org ■ Joe Burnett writes: “We are both well. After a gap year in Burma, Costa Rica, and Guatemala, our granddaughter in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Molly Burnett, will be joining Head of School Alixe Callen’s older son, Zander, at Middlebury College. Those two may learn that Laurie Louise Patton, daughter of my Harvard Medical School classmate Dr. Anthony S. Patton, is the president of Middlebury. Small world, isn’t it?” As noted in our previous column, Joe and his wife, Kitsie, are now comfortably settled at the Blakehurst Senior Living Community in Towson, Maryland. n Howard Crowell continues to set a brisk pace. “We’re doing well here in Sarasota, Florida,” he writes, “and while the rest of the country endured storm after storm last winter, we always have to be ready for the big one down here. Our ski trip to Telluride, Colorado, last February was fantastic, and as of this writing we look forward to our grandson’s Culver Military Academy graduation in June (he will be heading to Purdue). Then it is off on an American Cruise Lines New England sojourn in July. I am still running (jogging), and serving on ‘too many’ boards and committees, but that tends to keep the
George P. Steele II ’41, Feb. 13, 2018 Peter M. Ward ’43, June 3, 2018 Irving D. Humphrey III ’48, May 22, 2018 Hugh G. Cunningham ’50, June 17, 2018
C. Tyson Madeira ’63, Feb. 11, 2018 James G. Nugent, Jr. ’71, April 15, 2018 Robert Zabala ’80, April 4, 2018 Alden Ladd Nelson ’86, April 23, 2018 Patrick C. Comerford ’88, May 12,2018 Jeffrey M. Knowles ’06, June 7, 2018
battery reserve indicator, and GPS. I can and do use it daily to go to stores and restaurants, but best of all to play poker for three hours, six days a week, at a Florida-licensed poker room with 28 tables. The place is only three miles away. The trike rides well. It has 20-inch-diameter wheels instead of the usual 26 or 28 inches, and is therefore lower and more stable. This has given me the freedom of not having to rely on Uber or friends for transportation, for the first time in three years. As you might suspect, I turned 87 in May and the trike enables me to have a constant positive attitude. I am living at the American House at 27301 Foster Lane, Bonita Springs 34135, Florida. Best to all our classmates.” n Kent Turner, who was born just a month ahead of Ted, has the distinction of being our longest-lived active classmate. Having celebrated his 87th birthday on April 14, he sounded bullish when we called him a few days later. As reported in our previous column, Kent and his wife, Barbara, have made a happy transition from their longtime home in Binghamton, New York, to Good Shepherd Village, a retirement community in the nearby village of Endwell. n “I have been laid up with a series of complicated issues, resulting in my being pretty much confined to a wheelchair,” writes Charlie Watson. “Otherwise, I am proud to say I am healthy, comfortable, and well taken
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cobwebs out. Sally and I remain grateful for our good health and this fantastic environment here at The Glenridge on Palmer Ranch. Cheers to one and all!” n Jeremiah Ford III writes: “I am happy to be still working as an architect. Since I was taught to draw by the late St. George’s faculty member Bill Drury, I can teach my young computer-driven associates the more humanistic way to explain a building design to a client. I am living in a newly created bachelor pad in a senior condo called Windrows, near Princeton University. Have a nice guest bedroom for anyone who wants to visit.” n Jack Hopkins had a cataract operation late in 2017. “The surgeon explained afterward that he’d never worked on such a delicate eye situation,” reports Jack’s wife, Judy. “The skin over the lens apparently began to deteriorate as the operation proceeded. The doctor likened it to a run in ladies’ hosiery. But with patience, he was able to pull everything together, and Jack’s eye now has almost 20/20 vision with glasses. Medical science is a godsend when it works, and we are blessed that this intervention worked.” Judy adds that “Jack is now using a walker, and I do all the driving, but again life is good.” n Ted Hussey was one of eight octogenarian residents of Augusta, Georgia, named to the Augusta Chronicle’s pantheon of distinguished older citizens “who have made and continue to make Augusta the best place to live and work — our Senior Class, so to speak.” The Chronicle’s “Eight Over 80” feature highlighted the role of the
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King of the road: Ted Tansi ’50 gets ready to ride his Pedego three-wheeler.
military in Ted’s life, noting that his father was serving in Hawaii when the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941. Ted, then 8 years old, “would go on to join the Navy and serve 22 years. He had two additional careers after the military — one with Bechtel as an engineer and one as a financial adviser. Hussey, who spent much of his naval service as a submariner, is a member of a group called Denizens of the Deep, which has a program called Kaps for Kids. Each week, they take certificates and caps to children at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia and make them honorary submariners. The hats are pink and blue and have the symbol of a dolphin on them. In 10 years, they’ve given out more than 2,200 hats.”…Ted and his wife, Nancy, planned to visit California in September to meet their first great-grandson, expected in June. n “Here’s what’s been going on in our life here at our retirement facility, Beaumont at Bryn Mawr,” writes Ted Robb. “I just resigned from the board of The Nature Conservancy of Pennsylvania, after being on and off the board since I retired at the end of 1997. It’s interesting to note that The Nature Conservancy was started in New York and Pennsylvania in 1951, by moderate Republicans, and became the largest conservation group in the world. Needless to say, politics has changed this alignment 180 degrees. My wife, Minney, and I are involved in Democratic politics at the local level; she is a committeewoman for our ward. She was also a trustee of SG back in the 1970s. People here are highly energized in regard to politics.” n Ted Tansi, who was seriously injured in an car accident early in 2016, is rolling along on the road to recovery. “I am happy to report that I have become mobile,” he writes, “even though my crushed pelvis cannot be repaired and I can walk only a few steps with a walker, with noticeable pain ever present. I did a great deal of research and found that no motorized vehicles are allowed on a sidewalk in Florida ... except for one! That is a tricycle with electric motor, but it must have pedals to be considered sidewalk-safe and therefore allowed by state law. I found the latest (2018) style trike, with the latest lithium ion battery, which can go up to 12 mph. It has a throttle and disc brakes, hand-controlled, plus an odometer/speedometer,
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care of. Thank you for your well-wishes and concern.” In recent years Charlie and his wife, Nancy, have split time between their homes in New Canaan, Connecticut, and Vero Beach, Florida, but Nancy told us in May that “this summer we expect to be staying in Florida due to Charlie’s health.” She added, “The decision is not written in stone, so should the situation change it would be nice to leave Florida’s summer heat/humidity/hurricane season! n The names of classmates Frank O. Gray and Alfred R. Lewis appeared in the Memorial List in the spring issue of the Bulletin. Frank, who died from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease on Nov. 3, 2016, had returned to the Hilltop for our 50th Reunion and again for our 60th in 2010. The school’s most recent address list had him and his wife, Phyllis, living in the Orange County suburb of Laguna Niguel, California. n Al Lewis, who came back for our 50th and 55th reunions, had lived with Parkinson’s Disease for many years. Though he and his wife, Nina, customarily wintered in Camden, South Carolina, Al had advised us last November that he planned to remain at his home in the rural community of Warwick, New York, where he died on Jan. 26, 2018. We will greatly miss Frank and Al.
Mitchell Pierson Jr., email@example.com n From Colin MacKenzie: “My dear Mitch, “I have reviewed the recent St. George’s Bulletin and found voids of data on my classmates. While no great reduction in your classical worth, you need to bump into our ’51 group and chastise them for absence of participation (none the least me) which leaves a formative youth void in the history of a valiant Hilltop class. I miss many of my formative youth colleagues and consequently am deprived of fond memories and recollections that are hard to support in the face of silence. I’m writing to you at this pivotal time in my life, as to have a friend absorb part of the story of my wife’s demise strengthens me. I lost my lovely wife, Mary, last Dec. 8 as she succumbed to cancer after a year of fighting bravely. It was overwhelming and left me empty, unfulfilled, and desolate. My family pulled me out of Guilford in quick response, and I took an odyssey to
Dean Frederick ’51 and his wife, Phyllis, created fabric banners for their church in Saratoga Springs based on these panels of the chapel’s altar window.
be near my daughter Mimi and her family in Falmouth, Cape Cod. They had bought a house right next door as an investment, and it happened to be empty at this time and frankly their decision is why I’m here now. This remarkable lady was my wife and girlfriend for close to 60 years. She was a nurse with supportive, professional, and caring talents, worked at four hospitals and was always a participating, bright lady who made friends easily, but she took part of me with her, leaving me with bouts of grieving and unlike myself. None of my classmates knew her, so I address an ignorant class through no fault of their own who sympathize but in most cases have no personal insight to the complexities or ravages to a life in which total loss of daily conversation, or sharing the routine of married life can cause. My memories on the hill were exceptionally bright, amusing and formative moments that allowed me to weather times of despair and desperation. If any classmate has experienced similar sessions of depression I would be more than delighted to speak with them with a totally understanding attitude where I would gain as much peace as the other person. I can be reached at 508-388-7787.” n Dean Frederick: For the past several years, I, my wife Phyllis, and our good friend Stu North have been making large (100 inches high)
banners to be hung on the sanctuary walls of our church in Saratoga Springs, New York. Our latest undertaking has been to replicate the two panels in the lower left corner of the magnificent altar window in the St. George’s Chapel, which represent the first and second days of creation. These banners are created by (1) obtaining a full size paper pattern, (2) obtaining cloth that matches the colors of the individual pieces of glass in the window, (3) cutting the cloth to match the shape of the glass pieces, (4) gluing the cloth pieces onto a black backing cloth so the spacing between the pieces represents the metal that holds the glass pieces in place in the real window, and (5) where appropriate, having Phyllis paint on the cloth pieces so as to have a more faithful rendition of the glass pieces that make up the window. Before undertaking the project, we obtained the blessing of SG Director of Communications Suzanne McGrady, and the artist, Lyn Hovey, of Boston. By the way, if you go to his website, lynhoveystudio.com, you can see pictures of the altar window and many other examples of his work. Seeing these two colorful banners on the walls of our church in Saratoga Springs establishes a link to their counterparts in the altar window of the chapel, and, hence, to St. George’s.
George Peterson III, firstname.lastname@example.org ■ Carl Grashof sang beautifully at school so it is no surprise that he is active in three choirs of which St. Francis in the Fields, for which he practices Thursdays and Saturdays for an exciting Sunday concert, is primo. Lucky Carl! How many of us are so wonderfully and fully committed? To keep from melting away, he works out at the gym with interesting residents at his retirement community in West Chester, Pennsylvania. For instance, three of the guys fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Besides Bridge, Carl and Marta, his bride, have children and grandchildren nearby to enjoy. ■ Sadly, I received a follow-up phone call from Eugene Johnson’s wife, Fofo, who informed me that Gene died five years ago of pancreatic cancer. Our blessings go out to her even though she was cheerful and seemed full of energy. ■ Caught up with Dick Almond
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Mr. Thomas H. Stevenson, tomstevenson@verizon. net / Mr. Bob Ceres, email@example.com ■ Attention: A tribute is in order. Tom Stevenson, our esteemed classmate and correspondent for the past 50 or more years, is unfortunately not well enough to continue to produce the superb notes that we have grown accustomed to. So, Tom is taking a sabbatical for an undefined period of time, and for at least this edition of the Bulletin and I’ll try to fill the void. A few years back, St. George’s invited all class correspondents to a meeting at the school. The guest speaker was Tom, chosen by St. George’s in part because of the length of time he’d endured the job, but more importantly by the quality of the work he’d produced during that time. Tom’s message was short and meaningful — the question he asked was if you are hired (or in this case elected) to write a column
Robert S. Ingersoll III, robertsingersoll@aol. com ■ Your class correspondent, Bob, on a recent trip, had the pleasure of catching up with classmates Arnold Whittelsey and Earl De Maris, both in rare form and enjoying life in the ninth decade. “Whit” and Susan, who live in Hilton Head, South Carolina, have become a seafaring couple, having been on several cruises on the Adriatic and Baltic Seas, most recently from Athens to Venice with stops in Corfu, Dubrovnik, and Montenegro. Coming up: a cruise on the Volga, Moscow to Saint Petersburg. Whit’s a history buff, which adds a huge dimension to his cruising explorations. Susan is very busy running three BrightStar in-home health care franchises
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for a publication, you are obliged to do just that. You cannot explain to the editor that there was no news so there won’t be a column until next time. The message was a good one, and until fairly recently Tom was a perfect example of his own conceptual correspondent. Unfortunately poor health has interrupted the process. So, I for one, am inclined to say thank you for keeping us amused, informed and up to date — not just with one another, but with St. George’s as well. So even though back in the day none of us had ever heard of Swarthmore, you showed us all that your intellectual prowess was superior to anything we’d imagined, and that at our graduation your being selected as the Frizell Prize recipient was truly an enlightened choice by the SG faculty. And that despite Mr. Schenck’s dire predictions, you turned out pretty well! So what now? I’ve conferred with our class agents — Sparky, Roger, Pick and yes also with Ellen. We’ll carry on in one way or another with the column, even if there is no news! If Tom makes a comeback, we’ll happily (and instantly) reinstate him. If not, we’ll deliberate as a class at our 2020 reunion to find a long-term solution. And in the meantime and regardless of the outcome, we’ll say thank you for remembering in detail our fallen classmates and insisting we remember them as well. And thank you for your friendship, talent, sense of humor, expertise, and willingness to be a leader of a pretty good class.
wonderful house by a river in Carbondale, Colorado, near Aspen. Seems like a paradisiacal place to me since so many NJ friends are retiring to that state. Their married son, Wit, has had the sense to move into the house. Fortunately, George and Farley are in good health. ■ Pete Peterson, your class correspondent for the Bulletin, is proud of his wife’s blue ribbon and several thirds won at the Philadelphia Flower Show this March. He writes: “Anne’s love of flowers and decorating our property accordingly makes life here in New Jersey so enjoyable.” He keeps himself busy leading short-story discussions at the local library and attending lectures on a wide range of subjects through Great Horizons sponsored by Morris County Educational Services. He and Anne no longer ski but love their hideaway house in Dorset, Vermont, in all seasons.
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who is nursing a broken kneecap and, then while exercising, twisted the other one. To add insult to injury he lives in a two-story walkup on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. In order to fight back, he ascends and descends the stretch of stairs at St. John the Devine Church, nearby. There is comfort though from his wife of many years, Roxanne, and two grandchildren. Dick reluctantly retired from the Metropolitan Opera organization and it is still raring to work. No slouch here! Go, Dick! ■ Had a rather disheartening email from Tod (Ted) Shields who wrote: “Other than being in the hospital with a broken hip from a fall outside my house and lying there for 6.5 hours before help arrived, I am fine and have no news.” Our classmates are tough! Tod further acknowledges: “I have now endured two knee replacements and two hip replacements so I guess you may call me 4X4.” Obviously walking your poodle when your wife is away for the day can be threatening. Hats off to Tod for a positive attitude! ■ Once we get our kids off to a good start, we can focus on grandchildren and Barry Sloane is front and center with exemplary news about Tommy De Marco, his youngest daughter’s son. Tommy is a college freshman who has an intense interest in marine biology from volunteering at the New England Aquarium and has just been awarded, over college seniors, a part-time major assignment there to train seals on weekends. Those suckers can bite, big time! Barry’s vacation house on the Cape sucked up four feet of water in the basement during one of those winter storms. So long furnace, water heater, etc.! His Framingham yard lost a dozen or so trees, which Barry has been piling along the sidewalk for town disposal. How’s that for keeping in shape! No couch potato Barry! ■ Carol and Tim Sturtevant cannot be pried from Vero Beach until early May because of their active lifestyle: lots of golf, painting classes, and with Carol now retired no incentive to rush up to Woburn, Massachusetts. They were expecting to close on their former house at Grand Harbor in May as they recently bought a smaller place in the same community. Tim and Carol will become Florida residents for worthwhile tax reasons. ■ Caught George Kilby on the run with his many projects, which keep him in Alabama and not at his
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in Columbia and Beaufort County, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia, overseeing 150 caregivers and support staff. ■ Earl and Deborah, live in historic — think of the Civil War and “John Brown’s body lies a-molding in the grave” — and stunning Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, population 300, at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Yep, 300. That is not a typo. Quite a change for this NYC boy. They live on a bluff overlooking the Potomac and a view of a bald eagle’s nest where mama eagle returns every year to raise a family. Earl, a retired investment banker, has transitioned into hiking after having been a runner for 50 years. “The hills got less fun and I’m now enjoying the scenery more.” He also plays the guitar from his collection of 10. Deb is a business broker helping small businesses buy and sell.
Stephen R. Wainwright, Esq., wainwrightsrpc@ aol.com ■ Daniel Stuart Dent writes: “I write to you from our new digs in Easton, Maryland. It will ultimately be Marty’s and my sole residence. Right now we also have a house in Alexandria since she continues her role as real-estate mogul and so needs a pied-a-terre (George Wheeler would be surprised that I spelled that correctly) in Virginia. “Beyond reporting that we have a flourishing grandchild mob of 11 (thank the Good Lord for Amazon at Christmas), I can add that the gods of good luck have provided me with a stepson who has landed a job as a captain for Qatar Airlines. My bucket list for travel has been appropriately revised. Once each summer, Ches Newbold, Bill Jackson, John Kremer and I gather for lunch at a dive in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. With the help of various low-octane beverages, we tell tall tales and laugh at life’s idiosyncrasies. Little has changed in 60 years. Cheers to you — and thanks again for showing me I could harmonize.” n Cheston Newbold writes: “I am not sure there is much I can add to what I sent you the last time I wrote. Still here in western New Hampshire, on ‘the farm,’ where we still make hay, cut our own wood, grow apples, make cider in the fall with friends and neighbors and make maple syrup in the spring. Still married to the same good
woman going on 57 years. Still close to our children, grandchildren and one great grandchild all of whom we manage to see frequently. So, as you see, no changes in the last couple of years. Not of much interest, I would say. I will communicate via email, but do not like using the phone these days. Hope you are keeping well, Cheston.” n Carl Welshman writes: “After retiring from the “too-bottom-line-oriented corporate world” 20 years ago at the age of 60, I have learned to relax, enjoy six grandchildren, and create new friendships and do whatever makes Lynn and I happy and healthy. Sailing, golf and long-distance travel during the early years of retirement have given way to the pleasure of owning and operating a small, successful, unique and challenging business: Harbour Lights Decorative Lighted Nautical Charts, LLC. Go to lightedcharts. com. As we personally deliver our nautical art along the East Coast and Out Islands, we meet new interesting people and form lasting friendships. Delivering to our customers’ locations just adds to our enjoyment: waterfront homes, ocean resorts, and high-end yacht clubs are but a few of the beautiful settings we personally deliver to ( i.e., Belle Haven Club, Greenwich, CT.; Outer Most Inn on Martha’s Vineyard; Dog Watch Café, Stonington, CT.; Franklin Spa in Newport, R.I.; Winslow’s Tavern, Wellfleet, MA.; Moby Dicks Restaurant, Wellfleet, MA.; Hyannis Yacht Club, Hyannis, MA.; Double Tree Hotel, Hyannis, MA.; New Bedford Yacht Club, Dartmouth, MA.; Boston Yacht Haven & Marina, Boston, MA.; Harbor Light Inn, Marblehead, MA.; plus over 500 private residences around the world). I continue to have an enjoyable, yet sporadic, email correspondence with John Flynn ’56 and Arnold Whittelsey ’56.”
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Dr. Peter R. Bartlett, firstname.lastname@example.org ■ I check in again for the Class of 1960 in May of 2018 at about the time of our graduation 58 years ago; hard to believe! As of this month we have 23 known class survivors — and here are contributions from several of them: Billy Gubelmann writes that he and Shelley were planning to travel to Africa (Victoria Falls and Botswana) this May and to Alaska in July/ August on a fishing trip. He reports that he will provide an after-action report for inclusion next spring. Billy had issued an invitation to all classmates to drop in to see him in Palm Beach if in the area, and I took him up on the offer in January on the weekend of Trump’s one year in office commemoration. The president was not in Palm Beach as planned, but there were a lot of people at Mar-a-Lago just down the road from Billy’s home. Jack Aalfs, who lives in Sioux City, Iowa, but “winters” near Pompano Beach, and Sam Chew (attended SG but did not finish there) joined Billy and me for the evening at Billy’s home and club. We all told “war stories” and shared experiences at SG and since. I had not seen Jack since our 25th reunion, and it was a real pleasure. ■ Joe Wright writes that he had “nothing new … but at our age that is GOOD NEWS!” He continues to fish with George Crozer for striped bass in June. “Sadly no other classmate/ St. George’s contacts except for very occasional emails with Cliff Iverson and Airell Jenks. Otherwise I shuttle between Toronto, Boca Grande, Florida (January through mid-March), and Ciasconset, Maine, (June 15-September 15). Happy and healthy and still VERY lucky! Married 50 years on April 27.” My reply to Joe was that my being 76 and married 53 years is not as sobering as realizing that Susie and I have a daughter who is 50 and a grandson who is 24! ■ After initially indicating that he had little to report, George Crozer came through with news and a proposal. George proposes that there be a “mini-reunion” of our class in Florida in the winter. “It seems that several of our members either live in or spend much of the winter in Florida. This would include Wood Prince, Gubelmann, Karl Stein, Joe Wright, Jack Aalfs, myself, and if other classes could be included, Dick Eggleston ’61. A college roommate who went to St.
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ship/time for another trip/sailin’ free/ you and me.” ■ Albert (Robbie) Robinson thanked me, upon my news solicitation, for reminding him that he is not dead yet. “Although that is really good news, I can prove it by saying my younger son was married in York, Maine, this summer. My other children and grandchildren are healthy and happy, and I am showing up at my office on roughly a half day schedule which itself is a much calmer routine for me now.” Robbie sends his very best to all. ■ At last, I continue to travel both here and abroad. My wife and I attended a full military honors service and burial at Arlington Cemetery in January for the army colonel under whom I served as a lieutenant and captain from 1966-1968. A group of eight other officers who were in circumstances exactly like mine have maintained contact with one another and “our colonel” for 50 years, and we all attended the ceremony from across the U.S. and one from the U.K. In June we traveled to White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia, for our annual meeting of the Flying Physicians Association and took our youngest grandson, 10, along. I am still on the BOD although no longer either flying privately or practicing medicine. In September and October, Susie and I will be taking a 16-day London-to-London cruise of the British Isles. While in London we will touch base with an old army friend (mentioned above) and hope to pay a brief visit to the Gubelmanns who spend the summer and early fall there. We look forward to our 60th Reunion in May of 2020, and hope the same holds true for the rest of the class. That is all the news that’s fit to print. Best wishes to everyone in the St. George’s family from the Class of 1960.
Louis Stackpole ‘61.
Gaylord C. Burke Jr., email@example.com ■ Fred Stetson wrote: “Late last night while watching Toronto defeat the Bruins I turned to the ONESG website about every 10 or 15 minutes, checking on the progress of the St. George’s Day fundraising effort. About nine o’clock, the number of donors seemed stuck on 990 — only 10 short of the 1,000 needed to put the campaign on the top and thereby release to the school $100,000 raised by anonymous donors. By 10:30 p.m. the goal had been reached. In the morning, I opened the giving website to see the number of our classmates had jumped overnight —from nine to 15! The amount our class raised reached $8,300. (And we know other gifts were in the mail.) I felt a sense of profound relief and gratitude. Thank you all very much, especially Batch, Toby, Alden and Bill Hayes who, without any urging on my part, volunteered to assist with this effort. Although I am often wary of computers, computer technology and other things mechanical, I think this campaign demonstrates a couple of positive things. It shows that the school’s broad community of supporters can come together and make a difference in a short time period. The total number of donors was more than 1,200 and the amount raised more than $280,000. While, as a class, we did not set up a “challenge” or “matching” campaigns, I am convinced that such efforts can be effective and efficient. Speaking of gifts, there is plenty of time left to make a donation to SG if you have not already. For those of you who have given or plan to give — and many of you have been steady supporters for nearly 60 years — I remain grateful and even awestruck. This kind of support speaks well of the Class of ’61. THANK YOU!!! All the best, Fred” n Christopher Simonds, in addition to participating in ONESG also added: “P.S. Don’t forget to root for Brazil this World Cup! n T. Christopher Jenkins sends this: “My wife and had a fun dinner in Stuart, Florida, in February with Dick Eggleston and his wife Tish and Henry Briggs. It always seems like we were just at SG the other day, and on behalf of our classmates, thank you Batch for all your hard work on this fundraising effort. I just had my 19-year-old left hip revised yesterday
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Paul’s just had a mini reunion in Boynton Beach. I think there were six or eight of them. We might be able to do something similar. It could be at a central location so that no one need drive far – maybe in Palm Beach. Also in my view, it should just be lunch so everyone could get home the same day if they wish. Of course, spouses would be invited.” George’s schedule for the spring and summer included apartment stays (hates hotels) in Paris (visiting Hemmingway haunts) and Vienna. The usual salmon jaunt to Canada, with partridge and pheasant hunts in Maine and the UK respectively in the fall are among George’s plans. Sounds like he is living life to the fullest! ■ Don Chadwick and wife, Janice, continue to travel and enjoy their expanding brood of grandchildren. “Janice and I are the proud grandparents of our third grandchild (second granddaughter) born in Colorado on March 20.” He reports he took “the trip of a lifetime to East Africa – just fantastic” in September of 2017. Included in sights seen were “four of the Big Five — all the Ugly Five, the Ulduvai Gorge, Ngoro Ngoro Crater, a Massai Village, and rode a tuk tuk through a typical African marketplace.” Don indicates that his and Janice’s health are pretty good, but “… the print is getting smaller — thank goodness for mono vision contacts.” After a busy 2017, the Chadwicks are “laying low” in 2018. ■ Alexander (Sandy) McKleroy signs in with news, which I will quote, not being able to do justice to or match his style. “Motivated by a trip to Italy in May, I have been obsessed with learning my sixth foreign language (Blessings to Uncle Charlie, Herr Dornblatt, for his demanding, thorough approach!). New hip now allows wild African dancing upon awakening each morning. Though I miss formal teaching, I get my regular “kiddy fix” with nearby Grands, 2 and 5 years old. Still active with Bruno Groening Circle of Friends, spiritual healing, and singin’ with the Berkeley, La Pena Community Chorus in Spanish. Leaving my longtime Leftist leanings to a more center Right Reorientation. Here’s my recent Rap that expresses some of that: ‘I’m a conspiracist/ a lyricist/a changer/bringin’ danger to the status quo/O No/Who’s the foe/Tell me so/I can throw/out their woe begotten plans/callin’ for all hands/to pull the slave
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and am waiting to be discharged. Got a new ceramic head and plastic liner. They left old metal liner intact, which made things much easier. Should be able to avoid dislocations for a while. Hope new parts last another 19 years. Moral of story: Keep your own hips and knees as long as you can. Take care classmates. Chris” n In response to Chris’s news, I responded: Chris thanks for the note on Dick. Also, I think I know how you feel. I recently had a relapse of Hairy Cell Leukemia after remission of about 15 years. I was happy that they have improved the chemo and hope that this one will last another 15 years. That is good enough for me. Good luck and best wishes.” n In another comment about a more common ailment, Louis Stackpole asks: “Can any of you all make a recommendation for an umbrella to shade my balding pate while I play the back 9?’ Best, JLou” n Albert S. (Toby) Roberts Jr., also commenting on OneSG, sent this update: “Class of ’61, a lousy football (there is archival film evidence), soccer and middler hockey player, who learned how to sail being the sailing team manager. Took SG drafting class in 1957 and ended a career in architecture with ‘your job is being eliminated’ at age 65. I loved being an architect and wanted to be one since growing up in a house designed by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. My college transcript from University of Pennsylvania shows general academic probation three times (graduation was by mail after a summer school physics make-up semester...). Moving on: three and a half years in the U.S. Marine Corps as an infantry officer and very luckily only a wounded Vietnam vet with a combat decoration; a bronze star (with a ‘v’ for valor). Married my Jean before beginning graduate work at Penn, and we’ve been married 49 years. Two kids; one daughter a marine major who outranked me (the old captain...) and out shot me, and a son training at age 39 to be a fireman in Durham, North Carolina. We have four grandkids. Had I not missed both the last Powerball and Mega Millions huge jackpots by six numbers I would have made a lasting donation to SG in honor of my late brother, Morris S. Roberts ’63, senior prefect, Harvard, Summa Cum Laude, 1st Lt. U.S. Army, MBA at Wharton; a super brother, husband, and father. “I feel that
the last two years, S/Y ANNA has taken shape at Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding and was recently launched in what passes for spring in Maine. Terry Meyer was on hand and begrudgingly admitted that she floated. We have had a great time building this boat and remembering a lot of old times in the process. The printed class notes remind us of those times and each other but photos are good too. Attached is one of Cabot and me after
Tony Merck ‘62 and Cabot Lyman ‘62 in Maine after the launching of their sailboat. “We look like those old guys you see leaning outside churches in Tuscany, but we could do worse!”
my life will continue to be enriched by SG. “A very warm cheers to all from NC, Albert S. ‘Toby’ Roberts, Jr.” I think we all feel the same, Toby.
George H. Helmer, firstname.lastname@example.org ■ Pete Andrews: “We celebrated Easter this year with our son and his family at their tiny but committed innercity New Orleans parish of St. Anna’s — very diverse, wonderful people, very highchurch but hippie priest who brings the church to those who need it. A rewarding experience. “In the middle of an Easter exchange between classmates, Tim Davis provided a shocking YouTube link to a live stream from the Second Congregational Church Service in Cohasset in April 1 — and there … in the center rear … Who knew?! I thought he joined the choir for the dances! ■ Dick Ely “continues to fight the solar and wind lobbies with his small hydro projects in California, New York, and Maryland. Fighting the current federal administration, fishing, and ‘free the rivers’ lobbies are the battlegrounds.” Last couple of weeks he has been hiking in ridiculously beautiful Sardinia and up, down, and along coastal cliffs and volcanoes near Naples. “Rough work, but someone has to visit these places before the tourists get there next month.” ■ Tony Merck: “Cabot Lyman and I unexpectedly joined forces in the building of a bucket list sailboat. Over
Top to bottom: Horst Dengler ‘63 and Chris Agnew ‘63 back on the Hilltop during Alumni Weekend in May. / Bob Chope ‘63 and wife Bobbi, at the great Buddha in Ko Samui, the second largest island in Thailand.
the launching. ■ Bill Edgar: “Well, life is pretty full. I am still working full time, and doing a good deal of music as well. Our band played in Ireland and London January-February. Two of three grandchildren are at St George’s (surreal).” ■ Richard Pew sends this YouTube link to a video of one of his hang gliding flights: youtube.com/watch?v=pcnkNTrGggI. He adds, “You might mention in your next write up for the St. George’s mag that I had quadruple bypass surgery in August of 2016. It seems that regular exercise and following a low fat, low cholesterol, limited red meat diet does not help if you have the wrong genes. My dad died of a massive heart attack at age 55 while I was in college. All his 11 siblings died of heart attacks as well.” ■ Geoff Quadland April 2: “Hi all from southern Ontario. It’s 35 here this evening and I have a fire in the wood stove. My wife and I are well, minor aches excluded. The last of the snow is gone, but
Robert E. L. Taylor III, email@example.com ■ Norris Strawbridge’s artwork was featured in a three-artist show, “Pastel, Oil and Water” at a gallery in Salem, Massachusetts. ■ Noel Bennett writes that he still rides his bike over 100 miles a week, hikes every weekend and skis when the powder falls around Boulder, Colorado. Noel has thrived in the past three years despite challenges, including: “robotic surgery for stage-one colon cancer, giving me a clean bill of health and no need for follow-ups. A motorcycle wreck requiring a plate in my collarbone and two broken ribs, but the distracted driver who caused it had a very good insurance policy and on their dime. Sue and I got to go on an incredible private two-week safari to see the wildebeest migration on the Serengeti in Tanzania; a major house project that required we move out for a year and a half but that has given us a wonderful open floor plan and unobstructed view of the mountains; and a new puppy.” His business is also thriving and his kids and four grandkids are “all well and happy.” ■ John Kilborn said hi from Las Palmas in the Canary Islands. ■ Colin Hanna was chosen to serve as the Grand Marshall for the Alumni Parade at Penn for the 50th reunion of the Class of 1968. ■ Hugh Nevin wrote: “I paddle board every morning before going to work and Eliza and I kayak and hike every weekend. We have a grandchild — finally — and they are living close to us in Naples before returning to Boston at the end of April. We went to Boca Grande to a reception for St. George’s Head of School Alixe Callen and saw Bayne Stevenson, Dick Verney and Bill Large.” ■ Geoff Stone’s eye problems persist. He says he has “only one functioning eye — and the ‘good one’ that remains is having some new challenges as I approach my 50th College Reunion (have declined to go). The mantra these days is, ‘Growing old ain’t for sissies.’” ■ Tom Thayer has recovered from knee surgery and is back on the pickle ball courts in Santa Barbara,
Jonathan M. Storm, firstname.lastname@example.org ■ Bob Homans’ stepdaughter, Zhenia, is now an anchor on the BBC’s Ukrainianlanguage news broadcast from London. Her first day coincided with the poisoning of former Russian agent Sergei Skripal. Fortunately, she was in the studio for that one. She did on-location reporting for the less-hazardous birth of Prince Louis, and anchored coverage of the most important British event of the millennium, the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. ■ Tony Castle reports that he retired altogether in December. “Now the only place I see my former patients is at the mall or at the grocery store, where I am recognized frequently. People seem to enjoy seeing their former doctor pushing a grocery cart, but I try to hide the donuts in the cart when they stop to talk.” Tony and his wife, Helen, are clearing out for Charlottesville after 30 years in the wilds of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. To be near the grandkids, of course. “I do not know about the rest of the class,” says Tony, “but our three grandchildren are exceptionally cute … so much easier than having children. There is no thought of discipline, and you just need to supply them with cookies.” ■ Joining Tony, who filled three dumpsters and various Goodwill bins with “old books, Halloween costumes and clothes that no longer fit,” in the big move-out
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Robert C. Chope PhD, email@example.com ■ I was sorry to have missed our 55th reunion. I hope a few of you were able to make it. I was, however, able to attend the SG reception in San Francisco May 16. After referencing David Haythe in our last set of notes, he went ahead and checked in with some news. He completed 45 years at Morgan Stanley with 35 of those served in the U.K. He joined the firm when there were only 1,200 people employed; there are now 55,000 employees. He adds that he is now a resident of Charleston, South Carolina, with four summer months per annum spent in London. He has three children and five grandchildren. He also serves on several boards of global asset managers in the U.K. and Switzerland and is on the board of the Finance Department of the College of Charleston. He challenged me to a game of golf in San Francisco if he can make it out here. I was a bogey golfer in my day. Perhaps we should try curling. ■ Lucien Wulsin gets up to Oakland every now and then to visit his grandchild Lula Clare. His wife Katie has created Speak Up, which promotes parental civic engagement in the LA public schools. Lucien continues to address the loss of his brother Harry ’66 by assisting with different memorials and celebrations of his life. He has traveled to Italy and the Dolomites, Florence, and Milan, enjoying the rides on the bullet trains. He continues to serve on several boards, work on his boat and blog. ■ This year I have returned to Cuba (Havana and Cienfuegos) and then spent a week in the Florida Keys. In March, we traveled to Singapore, Borneo,
where he managed to avoid the fires and floods of 2017. ■ Hiland Doolittle moved back to Tampa. Cold New Hampshire was not his cup of tea. ■ George Earle is “president of two HOA’s (Home Owner Associations). One in the Adirondacks, where we are fighting a battle against invasive species in our lakes, and one in West Chester, Pennsylvania, where we are fighting two rogue pipeline installers, one for their means and methods of installation and the other for wanting to repurpose a pipeline from benign oil to highly pressurized and explosive natural gas byproducts, both through heavily populated, residential neighborhoods. I am also involved in fighting the EPA, which is pushing to drain Earle’s Lake, built by my great grandfather in 1910, and which is now a significant wildlife refuge, close to Philadelphia’s Main Line.”
Brunei, Bintulu, Kota Kinabalu, Viet Nam and Thailand. In the fall, we hope to visit Ecuador, Costa Rica, Peru, Easter Island, Moorea and Tahiti. Hope this finds you all well and I would love to hear from you.
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only for a week or so. We’re looking forward to getting back to our summer place on the Great Lakes.” ■ John Ruthrauff still hard at it as a D.C. political “advocate” – travelling this year to Argentina (G20) and Canada (G7), and Paris & Brussels (G7) in 2019. Wife Kathleen has published her fourth book of poetry, and they plan to vacation in Scotland this summer. ■ As for me, Jill and I just returned from a Mud Season escape with kids and grandkids in the Bahamas. Winter was nice — plenty of snow for skiing and snowshoeing — but should be helping Jill with the garden next week.
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are Tim Robin and Dick Brickley. Tim is staying in Connecticut, but still faced the arduous task of jettisoning years of stuff, one that may keep me in New Jersey until some poor heir has to do it. Dick is retired, still maintains an office in Boston, but is setting up citizenship in West Palm Beach (I wonder why) while also spending time in Newport. He reports that his wife, Nancy, retired earlier “and treats life like summer camp, one activity after another.” Dick’s son, Parker, works in private wealth management at UBS in New York, and his daughter, Katie, is married and teaches grade school in Bozeman, Montana. The city and its suburbs comprise the fastest-growing area of its size in the nation. (Who says there’s no useful information in the Class Notes?) Tim journeyed to Newport in May to attend ceremonies honoring Richie Sayer, who received the Howard B. Dean Service Award. It is named after the father of the Howard Dean most of us know, was established in 2001, and given “to recognize any member of the St. George’s School community whose service to the school has been exceptional.” The recipient list is a Who’s Who of SG alumni and friends. ■ Speaking of awards, your humble scribe earned first place in the annual SG Class of ’65 March Madness Fiasco, primarily by predicting Michigan would go deep into the NCAA tourney. Mark Earle, Rex Murphey and Doug Watson tied for second. Augmented by heavy penalties assessed on Skip Branin for his incessant inanities, and contributions from two classmates who did not even enter the contest, $2,605 was raised for the John and Ramsay Scott Storytelling Endowment. I found the notes accompanying their $100 checks worth sharing. Armin Allen wrote: “It is well worth the fee for just observing my insane classmates participating in such an incomprehensible contest. Thank God, March is over!” Don Fletcher says he gave up watching basketball after the threepoint rule went in, but “I view from afar the Class of ’65 annual tradition and just sigh – never an adult moment. … John, Ramsay and Andrew Scott ’01 all have a special meaning for me and my family, and I would like to support the fund.” ■ Duby Joslin spent 10 days in May cruising in French Polynesia aboard the SSV Robert C. Seamans, a 120-foot schooner and one
of two tall ship research vessels operated by Sea Education Association. You may recall that is the college-at-sea organization, of which John Bullard was president, in one of his many incarnations. Through him, Duby joined the board of overseers, which, in addition to work requirements, obviously, has its perks. Duby’s architect daughter, Whitney, got some nice publicity in Philadelphia magazine for designing and opening, with her veteran coffee expert boyfriend, Two Persons, a coffee bar in South Philly’s Bok Building. Once a vocational school, the looming structure is being developed into a “maker’s space,” a center of wonder for Philadelphia’s burgeoning millennial population, as well as cool cats from older generations. ■ Duby, Skip, Charlie Miller and I play golf together pretty much once every summer, and he has proposal: A Class of ’65 golf outing at his place, the not-too-shabby Philadelphia Cricket Club. “We could get classmates to fly or drive in for two days of golf. Maybe we could make this into another March Madness type of event where the handicap winner donates a winner’s pot to SG. I could work out the free accommodations.” Send me an e-mail if you are interested.
William C. Strachan, firstname.lastname@example.org ■ Note: William C. Strachan has graciously volunteered to take over the reins of the notes for the Class of 1966. Please send updates to the email above! ■ Howard Dean writes, “Went to the 50th reunion of my brother Charlie’s class (1968). A great class. Sydney Thayer ’68, who beat me out for offensive guard my senior year, and childhood friend Frank Campion ’68, were among the luminaries. I am very impressed with new Head of School Alixe Callen. The school is in great shape! And Alixe is the niece of our own Jim Congdon (Cheeks) ’66!”
Peter H. French, email@example.com ■ Despite the fact that it was a year ago, some people are still weighing in about our 50th reunion. Among them, Jeffery Jackerson, who expressed his pleasure at seeing many classmates. “I found
common ground with those who were close friends and those I knew just casually. There was a new sense of warmth with Rick Beinecke, to whom I gave an extra copy of The Lance. He had misplaced his years ago and [he opined] this new acquisition helped him rekindle old memories. It was a good feeling for me but, unfortunately [with news of Rick’s passing a mere three weeks later] too short in duration. After SG, I took a path through college, medical school, military, residency and fellowship. I very much credit SG for my academic tools and confidence to stay the course. I married Cathy Briggs at the end of my residency (radiology) and she soldiered through my fellowship (interventional radiology) as we started a family. I have two married daughters and 1.5 grandchildren (expecting No.2 in September). My career has taken me from medical school faculty to community hospitals. I joined the Department of Labor category of ‘unemployed and not looking’ on New Year’s Eve, retiring from Milford (Delaware) Memorial Hospital. After many years, we have left Delaware and now reside in Ft. Lauderdale. I have kept in contact with Nancy and Paul Fees and been another of those who have enjoyed their legendary Cody hospitality. Also kept in contact with Sam Morris and Rusty Sherman, reminiscing our torments and joys while enjoying their company when I’m in their part of the world — it is like a fine wine. I found Geoff Spranger (still lives in Middletown) and discovered he had married the younger sister of a Middletown High School friend (from my years growing up in the town). ■ In our last notes I observed that Herrick Lidstone, for some inexplicable reason, was having a difficult time “slowing up,” while many of us were quite content to “shuffle off this mortal coil” of employment. Well, times change! “All sorts of excitement in the Lidstone world, from the March 2018 publication of my ‘Securities Law Deskbook’ (CLE in Colorado), to five grandchildren getting older and smarter, to Lynne and I looking forward to our 40th anniversary cruise with Smithsonian Journeys and a European vacation in May-June, and my retirement after teaching at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law off and on for 30 years. “Unfortunately, that is the only ‘retirement’ I have been able to figure
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out — maybe someday soon I will get smarter!” ■ Caught up with another professor and writer, Chris Morris. Chris was chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Maryland. He is on leave this year, doing reading and writing for a reprise/update he did for a book (curriculum?) some 20-odd years ago — a critical analysis of ‘The State.’ The book in the works focuses on and analyzes the ‘Political Organization of the World’ — how countries/regions might change to better organize themselves. (I am wondering, Chris, couldn’t you find a topic that is not quite so narrowly defined?) Seriously, Chris categorized his work as ‘very theoretical’ and I fear that even in broaching it here I have probably somehow misrepresented it (mea culpa). Perhaps in the next notes, Chris, you could more fully and accurately present the basis of your work. ■ Likewise, Bill Emmet is easing into that next phase of our lives. Bill is semiretired, doing a bit of consulting and some traveling. Bill and Elizabeth recently visited her family in Kentucky. In mid-May, they were off to Iceland-Scotland-Stockholm for two and a half weeks for a part-business/part-pleasure trip. The business side involves a seminar/convention of the International Initiative in Mental Health Leadership. Bill ruefully volunteered that the last one of these he attended was seven or eight years ago in Ireland, which was also attended by Rick Beinecke. ■ The old adage, “You can take the boy out of the country, but you can’t take the cowboy out of the boy,” or something like that, certainly applies to Paul Fees. As I spoke to Paul, he was scrambling to finish roughly 150 pieces of copy for an auction catalog by the end of that month. Paul does work for Heritage Auctions out of Dallas, the world’s largest art and collectibles auction house. And since November 2017, he has been a Director on the Board of the American Indian Institute. ■ Finally, a couple of anecdotal notes. I tried to catch up with Ted Elliman on SG Day. Unfortunately, according to his wife, Alice, Ted was gallivanting, aka “hiking,” in Virginia — sort of a last playful romp before gearing up for the serious seasonal work cycle late spring/early summer.
William L. Campbell, billcam2000@yahoo. com n Last May 30 classmates (including one unregistered Saturday afternoon even though the event was free for us) attended our 50th reunion at SG, at which we honored David Andersen, Jack Barthwell, Jeff Brasor, Francis Brewis, Rick Cooper, Charlie Dean, and David Redway, who have passed on. A poll of participants revealed we survivors have gained an average of 46 pounds, grown one half inch, have only 1.4 children (proud of them) out of 2.2 marriages or relationships, some of which have lasted a long time, 2.0 grandchildren (to dote over), 0.6 divorces ranging from bitter to amicable, 0.6 unspecified joint replacements. One hundred percent of us use glasses to read; 33 percent have hearing aids with one person admitting he needs them. Half are retired, one-third semi-retired, one-sixth employed, one of which admitting he is unpaid. There are two Democrats for each Republican who have lived in 2.5 states and two countries average. Sixteen percent of us have had extra facial hair for three months or more and a different 16 percent have tattoos. ■ Two classmates too busy to attend are worth mentioning. Bernie Peyton spent 25 years researching specked bears and other endangered species in the Andes of South America. He moved from a log cabin tucked under the Bitterroot Range in Montana to California and returned to his childhood dream, designing original creations of origami, focusing on appreciation for the natural
50th Reunion - Front row: Allan McKelvie, David Mortimer, Syd Thayer, Al See, Peter Mikhalevski, Bill Campbell, Eliot Conway, Vic Hall, Jayadeva. Back row: Rick Rubel, Frank Campion, Dan Denny, Andrew Botsford, Chris O’Neill, Tim Fort, Ned Wood, Bill Guenther, Dunbar Livingston, Steve Romeyn, Giancarlo Alhadeff, John Poth, John Pickford, Bowden Brown, David Halwig. / Left: Jayadeva ‘68 demonstrates the perfect headstand (in suit and tie) and proves that he is actually 29!
world. His step-by-step instructions are widely used. He writes, “A standard way to make a paper animal is to fold a flat symmetrical model, and then shape its body and limbs to be more lifelike. Often the model at this stage has limited dimension and range of motion. My models are both three dimensional and often asymmetrical earlier in the folding process, to achieve a more lifelike result than most origami models. This sculptural approach requires that I put folds ‘right about here,’ without obvious references, because it looks right, not because edges line up.” Lately he is curating an exhibit in Taiwan. ■ John Stowell, who during our years played for SG’s first-ever rock band, the Rainy Day Frogs, plays, teaches and records electric and acoustic guitar. He has been an artist-in-residence at schools in Germany, Indonesia, Argentina, the
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United States, and Canada. He served as assistant director and performer at Oregon Public Broadcasting’s PDX Jazz Summit in 1991, and since 1995 has been a contributing columnist for a number of magazines here and in Europe. In 2005, he published “Jazz Guitar Mastery” (book and DVD). Stowell holds his guitar in a diagonal position, which facilitates playing close, piano-like voicings more comfortably. His “Through the Listening Glass” with David Friesen was chosen Best Jazz Albums of the Decade by the Los Angeles Examiner, and he was chosen as a Talent Deserving Wider Recognition by Down Beat’s International Critic’s Poll in 1978 and 1979.
Charles C. Spalding Jr., cspalding@spaldingcpa. com ■ Miguel de Bragança: “Our son Miguel and daughter Annabel ’07 have both become engaged and will marry in 2019. Our daughter Camilla ’09 is in New York; she regularly sees a number of her SG classmates around town. As for us, we continue to spend our time primarily in Boston and Martha’s Vineyard, but also are frequently in Paris where we keep a small apartment. The latter makes me wish I had been more attentive in Mr. Fitzgerald’s French classes, but I do get by.” ■ Sylvester Monroe: After four years on the editorial staff at the Washington Post, Vest has moved back to LA. He is getting reacquainted with his old haunts and friends. He lives on Bunker Hill in downtown LA and hopes to soon be working for the LA Times, in El Segundo. Vest is excited about getting back involved with St George’s especially as our 50th is next year. ■ Harry Reynolds: “I guess the highlight of my life these days is being a grandfather to Harrison Ezra Skye Reynolds “Ezy.” My son, Will, lives in Boulder, Colorado. Ellie and I live quietly in the hills of Lincoln, Vermont, both retired from teaching. We run a treehouse B&B on weekends. She writes books. I still play hockey twice a week, in slow motion. Look forward to our 50th next year. Kim Haskell may be coming from down under.” Harry is still a force to be reckoned with on the ice, even in slow mo. He welcomed another grandson, Link Welch, in September. ■ Reporting on Frank Farwell:
Harry Reyonolds ‘69 and his grandsoon, “Ezy.”
Frank visited California a few times last year and I was fortunate enough to watch the Superbowl with him. What a great game. He was busy getting in some final season cross-country skiing before summer sets him into sailing season. ■ Cary Spalding: “With tax changes at the end of 2017 and beginning of 2018, we have been quite busy, but happy that the changes are keeping things active. Very excited about our 50th reunion and hope to see many classmates! Please spread the word — Alumni Weekend is May 17-19, 2019.”
Stuart C. Ross, firstname.lastname@example.org ■ Kind of a scrawny mailbag this time around, so I guess we are taking a break from our last two stellar performances in the Alumni Bulletin. So best to start out with an overall note about the outstanding St. Georges’ Day contributions by our class. Here is our cub reporter Meade Thayer with his assessment: “The Class of ’70 rocked on SG Day 2018 as close to 50 percent of our class participated – a major accomplishment for any class in the ’70s! Such enthusiastic support bodes well for attendance at our 50th in May 2020! ■ “Kudos go to Clyde Dorsey, a current SG Board member, Jere Jones and Meade Thayer, current Alumni Board of Visitors members, for all their efforts in connecting with classmates. Not only did we have donations from some folks who have not given in quite a while, but we may have also had the largest geographic spread of participants, from Pedro Guerreiro in Portugal to Kenneth Kaan and Bruce Sherman in Honolulu donating just under the wire. Thank heavens for the expansive time zone range!” ■ Now, here is some
Top to bottom: Honolulu Lulus: Meade Thayer ‘70, Bruce Sherman ‘70, and Kenny Kaan ‘70 met in Hawaii in February. / Jonathan Arnold ’71 got together with family members in March: his cousin Barry Arnold; Jonathan’s wife, Barbara; Jonathan; his cousin Norman Andersson; Jonathan’s brother Jamie Arnold ’73; and Jamie’s wife, Sandy. / Nat Welch ’72 and David Williams ’72 successfully completed the 5 Boro Bike Tour in May in New York City.
great news from someone who we have not heard from in a while – Walter Reed. “On Dec. 31, 2017, I retired from Locke Lord LLP (the successor to Edwards & Angell) after 37 years as a corporate lawyer — 35 as a partner including four years as the E&A Global Managing Partner. I had advised Locke at the time of our merger that I would leave the firm at the end of 2017 to pursue other interests, as I wanted to try something new before getting too old to do so. As it happens, the founder of Bluewater Wireless has been a client for 30 years and he asked me to join him after Bluewater raised the necessary funds, so I am now the General Counsel of all of the Bluewater entities. Bluewater bought
Mr. John H. Stewart II, johnstewartathome@ yahoo.com ■ Nat Welch and David Williams successfully completed the Five Boro Bike Tour in May in New York City. The total course was 40 miles which both completed in 2 hours and 29 minutes (25 minutes better than 2017)! David set the pace for the whole course (except on the downhill portions where Nat had the “advantage.”) Also in the Peleton was Tim Clark. Nat and David will ride in 2019 – join us if you can! ■ You all may recall that George Holden, an educator at Southern Methodist University, has been working to inform parents about the effects of corporal punishment on children, which studies have shown to be harmful. When we heard from George about this challenging work, he told us “Progress is slow but steady. The downward trend continues as assessed by national attitudes toward CP. The majority of Americans still support it, but over the past 20 years or so, the level of support has been dropping. So there is hope, but a lot of work to do.” He recently posted a link on Facebook that adds insight on the subject: delawareonline.com/story/news/2018/04/18/ child-abuse-focus/527704002/.
Above: 45th Reunion - Front row: Tim Ghriskey, Dan Moseley, Lisa Ghriskey, Jono Bitting, Bill Salmons, Bill Dean. Back row: Jamie Arnold, Roger Shepley, George Gebelein, Michael Gooding, Toby Coffin, Ted McGraw, Andy Davies, Seth Cunningham. / At right: Back on the Hilltop: Kim Brady Cutler ‘78, Tim Ghriskey ‘73, Dan Moseley ‘73, Welles Orr ‘78, Toby Coffin ‘73, Ted McGraw ‘73, Lisa Ghriskey ‘73, Andy Davies ‘73, and George Gebelein ‘73.
H. Andrew Davies, email@example.com / William G. Dean, firstname.lastname@example.org ■ “In the big city, I wander alone, and nameless. Every five years, I am reborn on a hill above the ocean, No. 16 on the hockey rink, No. 4 in roof ball and proud to be a Tea Boy.” Well, we had a blast, or at least I did, starting with the 12:37 out of Grand Central on Friday where I met Tim Ghriskey and Ted McGraw. The hour-long trip to Stamford passed as one might expect, mostly with a return to our third-form selves, our conversation pungent, single entendre, and suitable only for MAD magazine. (By the way, I had forgotten Tim had gotten his private pilot’s license, but since he has joined the local nudist colony, I do not think he can take off any more.) That darling Lisa the Bipps (the current Mrs. Ghriskey, rap name Puff Bippy) met us as we alighted from the train and it seemed like minutes before we pulled into our hotel at half town, where we checked in, had a fluff up, and even had time for a “dresser” at a randomly selected second-floor sports bar across the way. Next stop was the Hamblet Campus Center, pretty much where the old gym used to be and BOOM! The Return of Sergeant Rightwing, late of the Dolphin Patrol – Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Arnold! Toby Coffin and daughter Sarah
‘06! Cap’n Matt Hyde, the “Shemp” of ’73 Jono Bitting, our fearless leader Jeff-O Welles, etc., etc. I was particularly impressed with a pre-sit-down serenade by the SG a cappella group – each young scholar took a step forward, introduced himself, and said what he loved about the school, then they knocked out a couple of numbers. The positivity just leaked out of those guys; great to see in a cynical age. We enjoyed a yummy buffet, I think it was Toby carrying tales about the SG arrival of our long lost brother Colin Ross and his brick – a short career, but drenched in glory! After dinner, I slipped away from brandy and cigars, took a quick lap through Old School, to the Common Room, the Faculty Lounge, down through King Hall, and walked through what used to be the library. Young couple chatting, looked at me with “Who’s this geezer dude?” expressions, I said, “This used to be the library, but isn’t, so we don’t have to be quiet, right?” They nodded, and I continued on my merry way, hit the Chapel, the crypt and back to the dinner before anyone missed me. I got the distinguished and affable Anthony Mason ’74 – “CBS’s Most Trusted Man In America” – to autograph my program.
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approximately $700 million of 600MHz spectrum in the recent FCC auctions which makes it the fourth largest holder of this band of spectrum for wireless communications in the U.S. Just to give you a sense of the business, T-Mobile is the largest holder followed by ATT. Our share of the spectrum will be used for wireless voice and/or data transmission businesses. We are developing some very interesting potential uses and we have four years to fully plan our strategy. So stay tuned!” ■ Finally, Meade Thayer (there he is again!) was traveling to Hawaii in February and met up with our own Honolulu Lulus Bruce Sherman and Kenny Kaan. Looks like a fun time! That is all for now. Keep those cards and letters coming! May 2020 on the Hilltop is just around the corner!
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Post-dinner, we night owls adjourned back to a big table at that second-floor sports bar, where I was startled to learn that I’d gone to high school with the Algonquin Round Table – the orders were for Ketel One, Beefeaters martini up with three olives, lemon zest, whisper of vermouth — who ARE these guys? Previously, we would have been happy with a sixer of ’Gansett silos. Awesome display, and much fun and laughter. We toasted a bunch – Nancy Corkery, her son Stephen, George Zane, Molly Zane’s hubby, Beth Dean, Wynn Thompson’s wife, Annie Corkery and on, too long a list. ■ Our Saturday started with a big breakfast at a diner across the street, Ted McGraw, having had an unfortunate recent experience with some gas station sushi, gave the “go by” to what looked like juicy sausages – yes, he feared the wurst! Well, we were on campus by 10 a.m. and I dropped a bundle at the bookstore before we visited the Schoolhouse, careful not to disturb the Saturday morning classes. Sadly, the big Study Hall on the second floor is no longer the site of daily “all school” assemblies and (sadly) the staircases to the attic spaces are blocked up. The Ghriskeys and McLoaf and yours truly then hit our senior year triple on the top floor of Sixth-Form house, our study now a storage area. As we exited, we laughed to recall the installation of the big metal dragon sculpture, which had been “embellished,” the embellishment being discovered and quickly removed just before the formal unveiling ceremony – nowadays, you would make an embellishment on a 3D printer. ■ We had a yummy lunch under a tent next to King Hall, after which our old compatriot Steven Dana appeared to display some fantastic mid-1970s “beauty shots” of the Chapel, the Dana mère, père et fils standing proudly in front. Ordinarily, we gather for a post prandial walk down Second Beach, so we sat for a moment on Sixth-Form Porch – so comfy, we didn’t move for a couple of hours. We talked some business, some gossip, some health updates, we Facetimed Colin Wood in California. At one point, somebody said, “I’m not sure I can walk down to the beach.” We thought about that for a while, somebody else, “Hmmm...well, maybe we can drive down and park, then walk from
there.” Good idea, then we did not move for another hour. Arnie went with the pig heart valve, Jono Bitting went with mechanical, his wife Lisa says it clicks. This is what 60-year-olds talk about, people. ■ Toby Coffin won the “worst luck in the health department” prize, Teddo asked and Toby quickly listed the most paint-peeling litany of afflictions, would have carried off three regular mortals or easily six of those thin-blooded Middlesex weenies. He seems back in good repair, thank the gods, and the most important thing – his mustache – can still be described as luxuriant. Buy a lottery ticket, Toby, you are very overdue for some good luck. ■ Also, hilariously, one of us was studying our disposable hotel key card, “Hey, Timor, what is the name of the second-floor sports bar we hit last night?” “Ummm...lemme think...Tickets?” Our key cards had “20 percent discount if you show this at Tickets Sports Bar” printed on it. ■ The group roused ourselves from our positions of torpor for a 3 p.m. chapel tour with Sarah Coffin ‘06 – we were riveted, she is a walking encyclopedia; I am ashamed to admit I kept picturing a “Fahrenheit 451” scenario, in a paperless, post-apocalyptic world of the year 2070, Sarah wandering the woods, verbally downloading her knowledge to a teenager. Whatever the BooSox are paying her, they are getting a bargain. Anyway, after the tour departed for the tower climb, it was kind of quiet, and Seth Cunningham noted, “I don’t know why these names are chiseled on the wall – Penney, Schenck, Burnett – they’re not dead to me.” Good chapel visit. ■ Back to the hotel for a primp, over to Tickets for our richly deserved 20 percent discount - ask for Patty, she’s our gal - then up to the hockey rink for the big dinner and photo op. Delighted to get a quick handshake with our new Head of School Alixe Callen, who I found impressive without being imposing – our Hilltop is in good hands. Late arrivals included Suzanne Gebelein in black leather (“Aiiiyyy-aarrh!”), the onion-rumped Pam Shepley (leader of the Strathmore Road Girlfriend Riot of 1978) and the retina-rattling hotness of that tall drink of water Mrs. Dr. Michael Gooding.” Her quote, “Do you guys know why he gets all frisky when J. Geils comes on the radio?” Had a nice chat with the crack SG security detail,
2-3-4 lights and sirens equipped cruisers, coiled like tigers, ready to pounce – I was startled by a report coming over their radio – apparently a midget fortune teller had escaped from Walpole, so a small medium was at large – he was quickly recaptured. Had a great dinner with Danny the Mose, he out-exercises me by walking his dogs six miles a day but he lives so far out in the North Carolina country, he gets “HeeHaw” on the educational channel. Post dinner, back to Tickets, where we were joined by Jere Jones ’70, husband to Jawge’s sister Louisa, and accompanied by their son, SG faculty member Xander, master of the trickiest phone call in the business. Teddoe said, “Did you know Jawge bought 3 million 12-ounce jars last year?” Also, shook hands with the senior Vice-Chairman of Orleans Packing, George’s son, George the 4th. I managed not to ask him how he did in the interview. Lisa the Bips also won the low PSA contest with a zero, but gaming commissioner and 800 math SAT holder Bill Salmons suspended the contest pending medical clearances. Roger Shepley has retired from the architecture game and taken up single-handed open ocean racing, even ran into Geronimo down in some Caribbean port of call. A little bird also told me the absent John and Perfect Peggy Adams have purchased a pair of Clydesdale horses and spent the fall cantering around the sidelines of SG athletic events. Also, good effort by SP Jeff-O Welles. He was booked solid on Long Island Saturday, but made it all the way up just for Friday night dinner – and on two new knees, yet. Well, as you can tell, a good time was had by all, Puff Bippy had us on the road by 10 a.m. Sunday, and since she did all the driving, I did not even mind she made us do kegels every 20 miles. Get ready for the big 50th, Ned Wood of ’68 said they were treated like kings, and Peter Burroughs promises to bring back the Exploding Plastic Inevitable.
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Weekend in front of the entire student body and alumni from other years. Our class got our own row up near Anthony where Head of School Alixe Callen thanked us for coming (I instinctively cheered, “YAHH!” at the mention of ’74 in a frat house kind of way, which made everyone laugh). Anthony got up and accepted the award on behalf of the Class of ’74, making reference to Tony Zane’s infamous, “Good riddance” graduation speech. There was a reception afterwards in the lobby of the classroom building and then a dinner at the Hamblet Campus Center (The old gym). Elliot Swan came down from the Boston area. Elliot has retired now, I heard him tell Anthony that he has bought a second home in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, which is up near the Cape. He has two daughters still in high school in Wellesley that, “Still keep me going. Ever have any kids?” Ah no, Elliot; I am gay, remember? ■ Gerry Lauderdale came down solo from Methuen, Massachusetts, where he has moved to after “downsizing.”
at Christies. Anthony’s TV show was covering the next morning, the estimated sale of its contents starting at $650 million but some of the antique furniture was, “going for a steal.” Elliot was talking about creating software. “When I worked for Intel” (Can you read code?) to the old computers and ‘computer room’ SG had back in our day with a nine-bit that Elliot somehow figured out how to take the read-out. Then tape it together and feed it back into the computer to form a loop. In his freshman year, he would sit in his room in Auchincloss feeding and looping the SG computers. (LOL we were lost), back to Anthony’s dorm room in Diman 3 where he roomed with Caleb Mason. His room, senior year, in what was then Sixth-Form House, (over the old post office) where we used to listen to his record collection. It was a lot of fun! Alumni Weekend also was a lot of fun and the school really puts out! Ann Weston in the alumni office is responsible for putting these special events together and I was sad to hear that she is leaving SG to follow her husband Bob, who is starting a new job in New York. It has been great getting to know Ann these past six years and she will be greatly missed by the whole SG community. She has done a fantastic job! ■ Alec Walsh: “I am still working as a portfolio manager for Harding Loevner. My wife, Sally, is actively engaged in education, serving as a trustee for Phillips Academy, a charter school in Newark (run beautifully by a former SG teacher Miguel Brito) and as a trustee at Delbarton, the Benedictine boys school in Morristown where she used to teach. My kids are all up and out, Sarah is married with two girls, 5 and 2. Mary is graduating from Harvard Business School (MBA) later this year and son Allie is an investment-banking grunt at Bank America-Merrill Lynch. All seem to be fully engaged in their work. ■ “I was in touch with David Wanders (whose son-in-law, John Moore, plays hockey for Alec Walsh’s New Jersey Devils in the NHL) about catching a game together. Unfortunately, the Devs were bumped from the play-offs before we could go.” David Wanders: “The only big news is our oldest (Elizabeth) and her husband John had No.1 grandbaby, Milly Margaret Moore on July 27, 2017. Our move to Charleston has been great. It is growing too fast due to Yankees like
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Top to bottom: David Wanders ‘74 has No.1 grandbaby, Milly Margaret Moore, pictured here with his daughter Elizabeth and his son-in-law, New Jersey Devil John Moore. / Caleb Mason ‘74 checks in and sends a photo of Don Trowden (his pen name).
He still works for a small radio station, WCAP Radio, in Lowell, Massachusetts, in advertising. “Yup, they put me on the air every Friday afternoon from 3 to 5:30 p.m. to host a show, “Living for the Weekend.” You can stream it. (WCAP Radio).” He has a son who is 32 living on the “Way Upper Eastside of Manhattan in an apartment the size of a refrigerator” and a daughter who is living in Fishtown, Philadelphia. ■ Doug Logan came in from the New Haven area with his fun, artistic wife, Melissa, who is “working with wool” (Huh?). Doug is a writer and has been writing for a number of websites over the past few years. He says he is now freelancing and has been mostly looking back at his 35 years of writing, revising and editing. His 31-year-old son from his first marriage is a musician (“I carted a lot of amps around in my time”) and their daughter, who is 22, is, “a good actress” and lives in New York City. “Tuitions have all been paid for!” They were staying with Beverly Joslin Muessel. ■ Paul Barclay de Tolly came to see Anthony speak in the chapel but could not stay for dinner, saying he had to pick up his wife at the airport. Their daughter lives in LA. ■ Mary Gooding came over from Jamestown and left quickly after dinner because she had to get back to her dog. ■ The dinner was also with the Class of ’73 (celebrating their 45th reunion). We rubbed shoulders with Bill Salmons, Roger Shepley, Billy Dean, Ted Mcgraw, Jeff Welles, Jono Bitting and a few others I did not really know back in school. Cocktail hour started with the school’s resident a cappella group, The Hilltoppers, a group consisting of about 10 welldressed boys, lining up in front and singing us three songs that was really sweet and very “preppie.” I sat down to the piano after the Hilltoppers to play a little cocktail music. The dinner conversation drifted all over the place; what a déjà vu it was walking through the whole student body in the chapel and how many girls there were in the crowd as compared to the time we all went there. Anthony’s wife said how she would like to visit Exeter and see the trans dorm they have on their campus. How the kids no longer want antiques and how they prefer, modern Ikea-type furniture. Gerry cannot sell this beautiful old dining room table his wife inherited to the Rockefeller collection on exhibit
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me swarming in.” ■ Andy Vermilye: “I can report that my SG tennis partner Peyton Fleming and I have been able to connect as his new job takes him to D.C. on occasion. His organization [Sustainable Energy for All] works for universal access to affordable and renewable energy around the world. While most of you are empty nesters and grandparents, I am still running around to soccer games with two teenage daughters. All the best!” ■ Caleb Mason: “Anne and I are moving to Vinalhaven Island an hour off mid-coast Maine. It is a great place to play music and work on my writing. I completed my ‘Normal Family Trilogy’ written under my pen name, Don Trowden, which is divided into youth, adulthood and old age. There is a brief section in the middle novel set on a campus similar to St. George’s. I also have a mental hospital on a campus similar to SG (lol)! Our son Will just landed a tenure-track music professor gig at Wheaton College, which will give us reason to visit Southern New England and our daughter Sarah is teaching in the Freeport, Maine, schools. I have enjoyed getting to know some of the SG alums not from our class on Facebook. Take care.”
Please contact the Alumni Office at 1-888-I-CALL-SG or ClassNotes@stgeorges.edu if you would like to volunteer to serve as class correspondent.
Clifford L. Dent, email@example.com ■ Bill Block writes: “After a four-month build-out and a few unforeseen hurdles, we are finally ready to open our first restaurant! It is called Harwood On Hudson and it is located at 430 Hudson Street in New York City’s West Village. The cuisine is ‘New American’ (which is American with European influences) created by our amazing chef and partner Terry Harwood (of Shelter Island’s Vine Street Café and East Hampton’s Cove Hollow). The New York Times has already talked us up and on May 21, 2018, we officially opened! We will be serving dinner only through the spring and summer then add brunch and eventually lunch come fall. Please come and join us! I will send
pictures next time! In music news … I have released the first video from my album ‘No Standing.’ It is for my song ‘Woman In The Window.’ You can check it out on YouTube. Just Google ‘Bill Block’ and you will find it. I will be playing at the Triad on West 72nd Street in New York. I will try to send pics of that evening as well. I send lots of love to all! Cheers, Bill” ■ Luke Durudogan writes: “Daughter Hayley ’14 graduated from University of Richmond in May followed by a well-deserved gap year before heading off to graduate school or law school, still TBD. Mom/wife Elizabeth is making us proud with lots of charity and community work with our Yale alumni and Akron Children’s Hospital. As for Dad/me: I have acquired a new left knee soon to be followed by a new right one. All else is blissfully normal.” ■ Rodney France writes: “I am still here in greater Los Angeles enjoying the beach on a very regular basis. I cannot believe it has already been two years since our 40th class reunion at SG. In contact with Cliff Dent on a regular basis. I received a message from Eddie James who I thought had dropped off the edge of the Earth. In contact with other classmates like Luke Durudogan on FB occasionally. All for now.” ■ Tracy (Schach) Simpson writes: “All well with the Simpsons! We have become increasingly involved with a formidable organization, Human Rights Watch, over the past several years, particularly in the disability rights’ division. Last fall went with them and a small coalition to Ghana on an advocacy mission, meeting with the country’s health minister and working with the British High commission to target the abolition of shackling as a ‘treatment’ for those with psychosocial disorders. We spent time in prayer camps where this practice has been ingrained for many years, partly by custom but also due to the lack of other alternatives — a complicated issue. Other travel has been on the agenda as well, climbing in Indonesia over the summer, and actually seeing a Komodo dragon – taking advantage of having a child at Uni in that corner of the world! Also in the UK, as my mother-in-law was at Buckingham Palace receiving The Polar Medal from Prince William for contributions to Arctic Exploration: She is 87 and an inspiration! Just back from super spring skiing in France — April is a fine time to
Top to bottom: Rodney France ‘76 with friends at the Agape Church Revelation Conference April 2018 / Tracy Simpson ‘76 and family at Val d’Isere in April.
go, lots of snow and NO people! Love to all, Tracy” ■ Heidi Winslow writes: “I have been busy growing my wellness business, Core Training & Retreats. We have added amazing new team members (fellow classmate Edie Kilchenstein) and are excited about expanding into new locations for our summer and winter three-day ‘getaways.’ We are happy to travel for both private and corporate ‘workshops.’ Check us out at coreretreats.com. Friends and family discount for fellow Dragons!” ■ Cliff Dent writes: “I have been keeping busy with rideshare driving lately – mostly Lyft, but some Uber driving as well – and I have been doing some long-term substitute teaching as well. I am in regular contact with Rodney France, and with a number of our other cohort members on Facebook. I had dinner with Chris Lirakis ’77 a couple of months ago. Chris was giving a lecture on some arcane physics topic after being invited to speak here in Phoenix, and we had a great time eating Greek food and reminiscing about the good old days. I am hoping to make it to the Hilltop more often as I take on Class Agent duties in addition to being the Class Correspondent and member of the Board of Visitors. I have also been approached to help with our cohort’s ‘steering committee,’ and I hope
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Mr. David A. Todd, dtodd@ wt.org ■ Word has come in from a number of our far-flung classmates, with news from England, Africa, India, Canada, Mexico, high in the Alps, and even California, New Jersey, Florida, and the beautiful Ocean State, including... Peter Barbaresi, George Lloyd and Peter Maduro met up in Hollywood this spring, celebrities in a celebrity city, and conspired about how to overtake the Kardashians. ■ Jim Brady has news – two daughters out in the world – Audrey, a junior at Washington and Lee, and Millie, a senior at Brooks, bound for Babson this coming fall. ■ Mark Dillenbeck sends in word that he is enjoying life in Charlotte, Vermont, where he lives with his wife, Ann. Their household is quieter now that their two grown daughters, Ellen and Claire, are living independently. As a general weather note, he adds: “Spring is getting a late start here. A long string of unusually cold and wet days left half of the state suffering from seasonal affect disorder. The sun came out today and the Vermont mushroom people are emerging from their dark hovels to squint at the unfamiliar bright object in the sky.” Enjoy those dog days of summer! ■ Ben Edwards tells us: “All is well over here, though we would love it if we got to see everyone more often. My work takes me increasingly to Africa (primarily Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Côte d’Ivoire), while our European biz
pretty much runs itself, (actually runs better without my involvement). Young Ben is thinking about his next restaurant venture (in addition to his place in Vienna – Berlin, perhaps?), while Nicholas toils as a budding graphic designer here in London, trying to make ends meet. Barbara, as always, keeps us all in fine form, oversees a weekly food-fest at our place for Nick and his flat mates (vitamins!), and has now learned to play Scrabble alarmingly well as part of the charity work she does for some of the elderly around London. We are all getting excited about summer’s (we hope) imminent arrival, and to spending more time outside in the mountains back home.” Ever hospitable Ben, and generous Barbara, added that they would “love to meet up with any classmates that head over this direction.” ■ Jon Leighton writes in to say that he is “doing well, thanks, though some of the recent signposts in my life are indicative of how long it has been since our days at SG. My father passed away four years ago, and I have been living in Guilford, Connecticut, for the past year and a half helping care for my mother, who has progressive memory loss. Prior to that, I had been working in computer science at the University of Delaware. My three children are doing well, with the youngest still in college. The empty nest just does not feel right. There is one piece of very good news for me: After raising my kids on my own for the past dozen years, I am getting married to a wonderful woman from Cambridge, Massachusetts. Even better — we’re getting married on my birthday, which helps me ignore a signpost about which I’m particularly ambivalent.” ■ Peter Lockwood checks in from an environmental science field assignment in sunny Florida, in far retreat from Rhode Island, where his wife Dawn reported that it was at least January 98th, part of the winter that just would not go away. ■ Danny Newburg is happily ensconced in London. He turned up there with a little historical explanation, that “London was my escape from New York. We moved from Europe to New York when I was little so my home base was never that firmly established for me. There are places I grew up with and know intimately and love but none of them are really home. I did try living back in Lyme for a couple of years and raised pigs, but cosmopolitan life for me is like
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to be able to contribute there as Luke Durudogan is overwhelmed with his professional responsibilities at his company and needs to concentrate his efforts there. Even though we only have six updates to share this time, I feel confident that our cohort will be back in the saddle by the Spring 2019 edition, and I am looking forward to sharing what our talented fellow Dragons have been up to then. In the meantime, a big hello to Alixe Callen, the ‘new’ Head of School at SG. I met her in person last November at the Alumni Board of Visitors meeting. I feel that under her leadership, St. George’s School will be able to help address the issues of past transgressions, appropriately protect and nourish the current student population, as well as be able to meet the new and exciting challenges ahead.
Top to bottom: Peter Barbaresi ‘77, George Lloyd ‘77 and Peter Maduro ‘77 in Hollywood. / Downhill racer Danny Newburg ‘77 takes a break with his wife, Anna, on top of the world (in the Alps). / Errol Train ‘77 sent this family photo from Thanksgiving 2017: son Nick, 18; daughter Skye, 25; son Jake, also 25; Errol; and Errol’s husband, JC. / Sandra Thornton Whitehouse ‘77 as Queen of Atlantis.
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the pull of the sea for old salts I guess. In London, you can have a house and garden, so it is the best of both worlds, and it is so wet here those things grow. Also just six hours’ drive to Paris door-to-door, easy to get to the Alps or the Mediterranean, so I can’t think of where else is much better for me.” ■ David O’Donahoe hopes that we are all “well, happy and at least somewhat fulfilled. Life moves on easily for me for now. Lots of low-rent travel this past year. India visiting family, Mexico, circle dancing at a kibbutz with bedbugs, backpacking Poland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Lithuania searching for ancestors with more bedbugs, lengthy stint at a Swiss cancer clinic, better than it sounds but now a teetotaling vegetarian, accidental exposure to total eclipse in the Oregon dessert, cruising British Columbia and Columbia River, not so low rent. All good.” ■ Peter Troast radios in from Down East to say that he continues to traverse the country preaching the gospel of energy efficiency and renewables. His son, Tucker, is graduating this spring from Rochester Institute of Technology, while daughter McKenna is likely headed to Pratt in the fall. ■ Jay Pierrepont writes in from the wilds of California to say, “Since our great class gathering last spring, we have been primarily focused on our two children — one off to Colorado College as a freshman, and the other a sophomore at Colgate. As for the parents, we are starting to think how many more years we want to work. We think retirement is a ways off but it is creeping into discussions — time to do things and see friends that life has put on hold. Do not want to wait until our 50th reunion! And here’s an open invite to those in our class coming through San Francisco.” ■ Errol Train sends in a handsome family photo from Thanksgiving 2017. All three kids attended the Lawrenceville School. Nick is headed to Colgate in the fall unless he decides on a gap year. Jake also went to Colgate graduating in 2015, and lives and works in NYC. Schuyler (Skye) graduated from Trinity in 2015 and also lives and works in NYC. We are lucky to have our twins so nearby! JC is a principal at Avison Young, a commercial real estate firm in Morristown, New Jersey, and I work as a court-appointed special advocate for children in NJ’s foster care system. I see Jimmy
Walton and Jimmy Brady regularly. JC and I are about to celebrate our 30th anniversary by taking our family to Tanzania in June. I hope all goes well with the Class of 1977!” ■ Sandra Thornton Whitehouse, thought to be leading our nation in Washington, D.C., is actually reigning as Queen of Atlantis – just see this photo! That’s the latest news from your friends, here, there and everywhere! Keep in touch, and take care.
Leslie M. Greene, firstname.lastname@example.org ■ We just celebrated our 40th reunion the first weekend of May, and those ’78ers who were able to make the trip back to the Hilltop would no doubt agree that we had an amazing turnout! It was a delight to see so many familiar faces, many quite unexpected. As time goes on, it is fun to get to know classmates better now than we may have known each other back in the day. A case in point: chatting with Dan Walker and his wonderful wife Leslea both Friday evening and during the dinner on Saturday night. Nice to get to know my Connecticut neighbors! For me, a trip to SG also means a trip home, so it was nice to begin the weekend’s festivities at the reception hosted by SG at the Newport Shipyard on Thursday evening. A beautiful, warm spring day had given way to some winds off the water, but the downtown waterfront location, combined with lobster rolls and specially concocted cocktails, including a St. George’s Cup, made for a very pleasant evening. I saw Jim Buffum, Bill Gribbell, and Rob Hopkins across the room, but we did not say our hellos until the following evening. I did enjoy seeing Nancy Parker Wilson ’77, owner of the beautiful Greenvale Vineyards in Portsmouth, and always a sweet, welcoming friend to my mom, Mary, and stepdad, Doug, who also attended the party. (Nancy’s mom and my mom were longtime friends through the Colonial Dames, naturally!) Nancy’s classmate Elena Thornton Kissel ’77 was also enjoying the evening just days before receiving the Philip Murray Reynolds Award. This was presented on Saturday evening during the dinner/dance at the rink, for her work as the Annual Giving (SG Fund) Volunteer of the Year.
Congratulations to Elena! Thanks, Reynolds family, of course! ■ Friday morning, I was able to partake in some Alumni Board of Visitors activities, which involved breakfast (at 7:45 a.m., yikes!) in King Hall with two current students, both very poised sixth-formers, who chatted about life at SG, their final weeks on campus, and plans for next year. These two young women exude a confidence and exuberant attitude that is truly great to see, and I enjoyed meeting someone from Minneapolis as well as a day student from the Point, my favorite part of town, of course! As planned by SG, each alum joined a student for a class, be it AP Calculus BC or Chinese or pottery. Mine happened to be an English seminar on maritime literature. Having immersed themselves in classic literature of the sea (including “Moby Dick” and 1989 National Book award winner “Spartina,” which is set in and on Narragansett Bay), students are now in the process of researching and writing papers examining various aspects of literature (including film) and the sea. The class that morning was especially absorbing with the presence of Chris McNally ’93 as a guest lecturer, accompanied by none other than my fellow Alumni Board of Visitor member Steven Connett ’86. As many of you know firsthand, Steve not only worked on Geronimo for many years, as had Chris, but Steve’s father is of course none other than “Mr. Connett,” Geronimo Captain for many of us, and English teacher for others, including me. I enjoyed my English class with Mr. Connett very much! Meanwhile, Chris is a maritime lawyer right here in Newport, and he shared with us how he ended up on this interesting career path, while students questioned him about aspects of maritime law that will be helpful as they finish up their research. It was a very enlightening class! The Board of Visitors then met as a group, sharing thoughts on ways in which classroom teaching has maintained traditional “SG” values, and ways in which such teaching is embracing cutting-edge technology, and a more collaboration-based pedagogy than was the case “back in the day.” An interesting discussion, facilitated by Head of School Alixe Callen and the Director of the Merck Center, Justin Cerenzia ’01. Along with a visit to Assembly — where students from
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two different forms competed at dancing the “limbo,” which was fun and had the whole auditorium cheering — the morning was both engaging and informative. ■ As for the reunion itself, Minot Weld (dubbed our “grand Poobah” by Jon Isham) deserves a huge thank you for having the foresight to book the beautiful Whetstone property on Tuckerman Avenue, where many classmates stayed, and where Minot and crew opened the home for the entire weekend for any and all to pass through. Photos posted to a reunion-weekend album started by Kim Brady Cutler show relaxed classmates smiling and laughing heartily throughout the weekend, especially when our ’78 yearbook is open! ■ The weekend started off with drinks and appetizers in downtown Newport at the festive Salvation Café on Broadway. Plenty of classmates came out on a warm Friday night. Trevor Kelly-Bissonnette, Katherine MacCornack, Jim Buffum, Andy Griscom, Johnson Tyler, Kim Cutler, Jon Isham, Welles Orr, Barbara
40th Reunion: Front row: Katherine MacCornack, Dan Walker, Dan’s wife Leslye, standing in blue dress is Tika Milan, seated next to her with checkered pants is Kim Brady Cutler, then Margot Levis Thompson and Welles Orr. Back row: Eric Stabler, Rob Hopkins , Ellen Foster, Johnson Tyler, Bill Gribbell and guest, Andy Griscom, Cam Hardy’s husband, Cam Hardy, Leslie Greene, Jim Buffum, Jon Isham, Henry Scully. / At left (top to bottom): Roomies Kim Brady Cutler and Ellen Foster during alumni weekend. / Eric Stabler, Jon Isham, Minot Weld, Welles Orr, Johnson Tyler and Rob Hopkins with Henry Scully in front. / Valerie McKee ’77 and Trevor Kelly-Bissonnette ‘78 during SG’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Weekend in April 2018.
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Hirschler-Barry, Dan Walker and his wife, Leslea, were among the folks who gathered to catch up for the first time in years. As Trevor wrote later: “My highlight of the reunion was the dinner at Salvation Café. It was great of the school to host the event, and to see the classmates that returned. I had not seen Dan Walker or Kim Brady since our graduation! Everyone looked great. I enjoyed hearing where everyone was in his or her lives. And it was apropos to have the Kentucky Derby happening the same weekend to distract Kim and Katherine. Wish I could have stayed in town for the rest of the weekend.” Trevor was up bright and early on Saturday morning to head to NYC for a bike race! “The ride is the Five Boro Bike Tour: Manhattan, Bronx, Astoria, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. No cars, so it’s awesome.” So while the rest of us were lolling around for the day on that Saturday, Trevor was getting ready to trek through all of NYC! Way to go, Trevor, but next time you do need to stick around Newport for the whole weekend! Luckily, I’ll see Trevor at the end of July for the Newport Folk Festival. Other locals, such as Andy, hope to be there that weekend too. ■ Trevor shared with me after the reunion her good impressions of the Weekend for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion that St. George’s had just hosted. She writes: “I went back to campus April 20-21 DEI weekend. It was a great experience to interact with a group (34) of dedicated alums, including Valerie McKee ’77, led by Dr. Kim Bullock. The DEI group has had a few meetings over the last 15 years, developing a strategic and action plan to honor diversity and promote inclusion within the St. George’s community. This year the opportunity to participate opened up to all alumni so I joined the group of dedicated alums and learned about current programs on campus and had opportunities to share what the environment was during our tenure. The workshop was well facilitated and included exercises pulled from the experiences and recommendations of the group. It was great to see how the school values differences and is promoting respect for each individual. I credit a lot to Dr. Bullock’s leadership.” Trevor goes on to praise the choice of Alixe Callen as the Head of School: “I also met the new head of school and she actively engaged in the
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workshop. I like her. The school made a good choice.” ■ Back to the reunion: Friday night continued with many joining the crowd at Whetstone, where folks also gathered on Saturday during the day and again later in the evening. So many classmates came and went over the course of the weekend. I will just say that depending on the day, you may have spent time with, in addition to those named below, Ellen Foster, Henry Scully, Eric Stabler, Laurel Smith Doggett, Cam Reynolds Hardy, Margot Levis Thompson, Caroline Slusser Converse, Bill Gribbell, Rob Hopkins, Skip Helme, Joe Kettelle, Bill Sistare, Greg Rodiger, Neil Tyson, Tika Millan (Betsy Keeler back in ’78), and special guest from the Class of ’77 Mimi Whitmarsh. Again, many thanks to Minot for opening the doors and welcoming classmates to come and go over the weekend. As Henry Scully notes, “Great Class of ’78! Orr & Scully are sorry to miss the photo, rumor has it they were in the kitchen making a pitcher of martinis for the group.” No doubt, Henry, that those rumors were true! ■ But, of course, many of us were also busy exploring campus. Saturday, after a picnic lunch on the lawn, a bunch of classmates participated in the chapel tour, with special interest in the lovely stained-glass window that Bill Gribbell donated a few years ago. If you return to campus and have not yet viewed the window, be sure to visit the chapel for a chance to admire the work. The whole class can take pride in Bill’s contribution to the beauty of St. George’s Chapel! Next up was the climb to the top of the tower. As Katherine reports, “Many of our members of the Class of ’78 climbed the chapel tower on Saturday afternoon. What a magnificent view and a wonderful way to remember how important that building was to all of us! We all attended chapel, some of us recited soliloquies from ‘Hamlet’ in Mr. Penny’s AP English class, and so very much more. As I looked out at the ocean, I was grateful that the Newport landscape and the values we learned at SG were shared once again by all of us 40 years later in a joyful afternoon together.” From photos I have seen, it looks like Kim, Margot, Bill, Dan, Andy, Jim and Welles joined Katherine, among other climbers! ■ Welles Orr shares these thoughts: “What a great turn
out for our 40th – so fun to see everyone and catch up but never enough time. One of my favorites of the weekend was connecting with Neil Tyson, whom I haven’t seen since that June day in 1978. Neil is, not surprisingly, pursuing his dreams of creating incredible music from Maine – in fact doing so ever since our graduation. I encourage everyone to check his work out at http://neiltysonmusic.com. Another highlight was seeing Kim Brady Cutler’s photo page from the weekend ‘40 SG 78’ – especially the photos of Minot and most everyone in hysterics thumbing through our Dragon yearbook (wish we had audio with it – or maybe not!) Thanks, Minot, for hosting so many at what is now a reunion gathering at Whetstone and a great Saturday evening after party. Looking forward to our next reunion – our 45th, which coincides with my daughter Cheka’s fifth reunion (She’s a member of the Class of ’18 and I’m proud to say she had a wonderful four years on the Hilltop. Cheers to all!” Always great to see Welles and Ann, who were among the first to hit the dance floor on Saturday night. It is certain that Neil’s presence, along with that of his wife, Diana, was a great surprise for many classmates, who enjoyed seeing him again. As Trevor puts it, “one thing I miss from SG is listening to Neil play the piano in the tea room off the main hall. Wished I could have heard Tika and Neil play.” To subscribe to Kim’s photo share, “40 SG 78,” please email Kim. ■ Cam summed up the weekend beautifully: “Great gathering of folks from far and wide, who came together to share good food and spirits, music – live and DJed – walks throughout the campus and on the beach, the Kentucky Derby, reminiscences of fallen angels and real angels (Sheryl Hersey), and some tough but good reconciling conversations. The highlight was the great turnout, and for me, to celebrate at the alumni Sunday service with my friend, the Rev. Jackie Kirby, SG’s first female chaplain. Looking forward to many more who were dearly missed to be there in five or 10…” I could not agree more. It was nice to spend time on Saturday evening with Sheryl’s mother, Shirley Hersey. Both Sheryl and her father, our beloved physics teacher and cross-country coach Ted Hersey, were remembered fondly over the weekend by
many. ■ More warm words from Philip Reynolds: “Indeed the welcoming grace of popular Purgatory spot, so memorable with faces and even nicknames, right ‘Bub’? It took a little extra faith to have such courage, but so glad I did. Caring indeed, wished I could have stayed, but my mother sends her love.” ■ Jon Isham adds these thoughts on the reunion: “Was a joy to catch up with Phil Reynolds, who has joined Lisa Nolen Birmingham, Jon Isham, Stu Campbell, Pip Winslow and now Andy Griscom in the great state of Vermont. Phil planted rumors of a pond hockey tournament at the home of brother Harry Reynolds ’69 in Lincoln, Vermont, next winter!” ■ Greg Rodiger shared his stories of being one of the best concert-goers of our class. Not just the Dead: also in recent years Neil Young, Van Morrison, and, right after our reunion, Springsteen on Broadway! Perhaps Greg can book a Class of 1978 tour for next summer? [Note to Greg from Leslie: We must trade tales at the next reunion, as concert going is still a passion for me, as well! Hope you had a great time seeing the Boss on Broadway! Anyone who lives nearby (including you, Greg!), a great smaller spot to see live music is Fairfield Theater Company in downtown Fairfield, which hosts shows on two different stages a good five times a week. Check them out!] ■ Jon continues, “Hunt Henrie wowed the other alumni lacrosse players on Saturday afternoon of the reunion, the oldest player out there by 20 years but definitely among the fittest. The beer-bellies on full display from some of the recent SG grads prevented those youngsters from keeping up with Hunt!” ■ Henry Scully shared moving stories about his good work as the executive director of the Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial, where schoolchildren and others are able to learn about the heroism of the passengers on that Sept. 11 flight and honor their legacy. ■ “A beautiful moment during the reunion when Tika Millan began to play her original composition from a music theory class with Dale Sparlin in the spring of our senior year. Soon Neil Tyson was by her side, helping Tika to rediscover that music from long ago and far away. Hearing them play was one of many gifts of the weekend together. Jon concludes: “As Ellen Foster
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wrote in the days after we departed, ‘We are a class of such caring, supportive, fun, loving and interesting individuals.’ All of that was on full display during our days back together.” I’m sure each of you in attendance would second that emotion. For those unable to join in for our 40th, we hope to see you next time around!
David F. Bayne, email@example.com ■ So, I am minding my own business in Connecticut — not bothering no one nowhere — and what happens? (I am glad you asked). Igor Sikorsky shows up at the mother of all beer parties in honor of his grandfather and aviation pioneer, Igor Sikorsky. (I know that this is getting confusing, but bear with me.) I did not ask for this, but before you could say, “pour me a cold one,” I found myself at the Two Roads Brewing Co. in Stratford, Connecticut, drinking an “unorthodox” Russian Stout named “Igor’s Dream” with Igor. It turns out that I was not the only one willing to sacrifice an entire Saturday afternoon to drink good beer with an old friend because Bob Smithers, who was also minding his own business and not bothering anyone (for once), showed up too. There should be a picture of us somewhere nearby under the watchful (and not particularly approving) eye of Igor’s grandad. And while I have shamelessly plugged the adventures of Igor for way too many years, it’s time for a shout-out to Holly Harder Catlin and Timberlock, an Adirondack family resort that she runs with her husband Bruce in Indian Lake, New York. If you get vacation time (I used to, but now all I get is time-off for Phish concerts), you should visit Holly at Timberlock. Holly adds: “Fall is a great time for a getaway, so come see us!” Holly has two kids working in the family business and a daughter in Seattle. ■ Back to Connecticut and Athenaide Dallett, who teaches English at the Kent School in northwestern Connecticut. Athenaide has recently signed on to be the faculty advisor to the Kent Social Justice Club. In that role, she has marched with her students for environmental causes, against discrimination, and in support of a local women’s shelter. Athenaide has also been supporting the club’s efforts with respect to the nationwide student
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Igor Sikorsky ‘79, Bob Smithers ‘79, and David Bayne ‘79 at Two Roads Brewing Co. in Connecticut.
movement promoting common sense gun safety laws. While Kent, Connecticut, may seem like a quiet part of the world, Athenaide has kept it busy. ■ Then there is Dave Rich, who is becoming a hero to the homeless in New Haven, Connecticut, and the surrounding area. Dave is the executive director at Supportive Housing Works where he has been developing and implementing local and regional campaigns to end homelessness. I knew that someone in our class was going to go save the world, and it turned out to be Dave. Keep up the good work! ■ Greg Ladd has also surfaced in Charlotte, North Carolina. Greg is working as an executive recruiter for secondary schools. If you are in the area, look him up or call or email me and I will rat him out (I mean, “connect you”). ■ Not content to be an actor himself, Steve Rockwell is making it a full-fledged family affair. Recently, Steve appeared in a production of Neil Simon’s “Lost in Yonkers” with his son Ethan. Steve also directed a production of “Romeo & Juliet” with his wife Melanie playing Juliet’s mother, and he appeared with Melanie, as husband and wife in a web series called “Conversations in LA.” Steve is not one to brag (well, yes he is), but he also wanted everyone to know that he was in a play in 2017 called “33 Variations” that won the L.A. Ovation Award for Best Production of the Year (intimate theatre). Despite all of this, Steve and Melanie are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary in the fall. Raise a glass to them. ■ Peter Skrzypczak surfaces periodically with cryptic messages of hope and good cheer – at least I think
Top to bottom: Don McMillan ‘80 ran into St. George in Sao Paolo, Brazil, between Don’s talks on American universities and boarding schools. Don and his wife Sarah (Rogers) McMillan ‘80 run McMillan Education consulting in Boston’s Back Bay. / We remember Robert Zabala ‘80. / Libby Wadsworth ‘80 and Lauren Dessomes Hancock ‘80.
that they are. He sends his best wishes to all. ■ If anyone from the classes of 2010 and 2014 stumbles upon this page, my daughter Elizabeth Bayne ’10 is just starting graduate program in chemistry at the Coon Lab at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Go Badgers! My son Jonathan Bayne ’14 also just graduated from Lehigh with a B.S. in chemistry. I get the B.S. part, but the chemistry is totally over my head. So long and stay in touch (with me and each other). —David
David T.Gardner, davidgardner61@gmail. com ■ Bob Connelly: “I recently accepted an appointed position as a research associate with Smithsonian’s National
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Museum of American History, where I’m working on an exhibition about the history of the LGBTQ movement which will launch in 2019. Since 2001 I’ve been an adjunct professor in the Film and Media Arts at the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies departments at American University, creating courses that combine LGBTQ history with media representations of the community. My association with National Geographic Channel, after 10 years in their Department of Research, Standards and Practices, continues with my work on the Nat Geo Kids series, “Weird But True,” airing on the channel this year.” ■ Sara Nightingale: “Just celebrated the 20th anniversary of my gallery, now in Sag Harbor, New York, where I live. Libby Wadsworth has some beautiful text pieces in the current show! Always looking for new art/artists and/or a ride on somebody’s boat. Hope everyone is doing well, and I’ll see you all at our next BIG reunion in 2020.” ■ David MacDonald: “As many a compelling cart, historically speaking at any rate, has been, on sundry fine occasions, put well before horses all too often sufficiently presumptuous to imagine the latter needs must precede the former; our beautiful three-year-old daughter, Finley Fay, will be joining my fiancée and me outside of Florence, Italy, this July for her parents’ nuptial festivities! Accompanying us will be the glorious issue of my somewhat inglorious first administration: my 16-year-old son Ian, and my 14-year-old daughter Elena. Also in attendance will be my 35-year-old daughter, Rachel. I had the great pleasure of meeting her in 2010, and should anyone require a more in-depth explanation, please feel free to meet me at the bottom of the chapel tower stairs at some prearranged time of our 2020 reunion with a pair of bolt cutters, a bottle of whiskey, and perhaps the appropriate amuse-bouche. My three eldest will stand as my grooms-people; the youngest as our flower girl. Other than that, dear-hearts, still bopping about the country acting in plays. Recently: “Twelfth Night,” “Shakespeare in Love,” “Art,” “Private Lives” (opposite my affianced bride), and “The Hard Problem.” Fi diddly dee. Love to all!” ■ Lauren Dessommes Hancock: “I have retired after 33 years at IBM and I’m an empty-nester as well! Feel like I’m in college again with lots of time
to explore and enjoy the great outdoors — hiking, stand up paddling, beachcombing, swimming, traveling, reading, etc. So much to be grateful for living in the Bay Area and in Sausalito. I’ve also had fun visiting my boys at their colleges. My older son Connor who went to SG freshman year (“what is up with this weather?!”) is now roughing it at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Oahu and Riley is at the University of Oregon in Eugene so I get to also visit with Libby Wadsworth when I’m there. If anyone is ever in the Bay Area drop me a line and I’ll take you for a hike. Lots to still explore!” ■ John Alofsin: “I’ve retired from J World after 30-plus years so I have more time for sailing. Competed in the Tulane alumni regatta in 420s and did OK for an old guy ... doing a bit of team racing this summer and still doing instructor evaluations for US Sailing. Our son, Sam, graduated from Swarthmore in May — seems like he was a third-former at SG just yesterday. See you all at the 40th!” ■ David Gardner: “I’m still living the good life on St. Simons Island, Georgia, with Dana, my bride of 25 years. GardnerKeim Coastal Realty is off and running and we are very busy, thankfully. Ellie graduated from Alabama in December and Ty is in his sophomore year at The University of Colorado at Boulder. I saw Doug Douglass and Nick Hare while they were coming through town on Doug’s boat and we had a great time reminiscing. I also see Katie Wales Lovkay regularly as she travels to and from Florida in the winter. Classmates, I hope all is well with you and yours!” ■ Laura Mitchell: “Noteworthy in my life this summer is the upcoming wedding of my daughter, Hanna Mitchell, to Mario Morales in August. Mike and I are also building a house in Blue Hill, Maine, which we are looking forward to sharing … next summer. Alumni driving north in Maine can find us about nine minutes off the track, or I could meet you for coffee in Kittery or at Kim Hardy’s favorite rest stop, Stonewall Kitchen in York. Had a great visit with Kim in Northeast Harbor last summer and am looking forward to a repeat.” ■ Julian Penrose: I’m in Providence, Rhode Island, working in the arts, helping curate a gallery, GZ. I am working on my own assemblages and watercolors as well. Also just returned from a trip with Jim, my partner, to Brazil
(where I grew up) for the first time in 40 years. I miss you all, as SG was a very special part of my life!” ■ One final, unhappy note …We were very saddened to learn that Robert Zabala passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at his home the first week in April. Our condolences to his family and friends.
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Paul A. Kekalos, email@example.com ■ As I write this in early May, 2018, I have just returned from visiting SG for a reception at the Newport Shipyard and some Alumni Board of Visitors meetings. It is always great to be up there when the weather turns spring-like. Everyone seemed happy to see the sun, and the campus looked terrific with preparations in full effect for Alumni Weekend. The reception was great, with a big crowd spanning many years of friends, parents, and alums. I
Hill-Edgar, Matt Carballal, Alex Ellis ’85 and many others (whose names escape me at the moment, but I will probably remember at 4 a.m.) at the SG reception in NYC last fall. I see Veronica Toro Pritchard, who lives only an hour away also in NJ, regularly. She kept me sane while I packed up my house of 12 years to move. I hope to see more Dragons over the rest of the spring, summer, and fall (but I am only in the planning stages now).” ■ Similarly, Laura Foulke responds from San Francisco: “I don’t have any updates on my end … I will see Angela Bito in June when we travel to Guayaquil, Ecuador — where she and her family are living — on our way to the Galapagos. Cannot wait! I will have more to report after our trip! You have to put in a plug for Bear’s winery that is being built in Napa and is scheduled to open in January 2019! And get folks to come on out and visit the Bay Area for some excellent wine tasting!” ■ Again, Jim “Bear” Dyke continues to make fine wine, and the Napa headquarters for Mira Wines continues. In the meantime, check out miranapa. com. Good stuff! ■ Chris Lee reports from Rhode Island, “I really can’t think of anything to tell you my friend. We moved — 1,200 feet from where we used to live, and I am presently reviewing life insurance policies. The squid keep coming and all is well with the family. Is any of that newsworthy?” All newsworthy. Thanks,
Michelle Doty, mmd@ cmwf.org / Alfred Jay Sweet IV, firstname.lastname@example.org ■ It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Patrick Comerford. A champion of curiosity and compassion, Patrick was always armed with a quick wit and a mischievous grin. He inspired those who knew him to
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had a great time catching up with Alicia (Conway) Lachi and her husband David. Alicia and David are enjoying living in Newport with their kids. She promises to have a more robust update for next time. I was very happy to see Alicia’s mom, Mary Conway, with her as well. Great to see you, Nurse Conway! I also caught up with Chris Ottiano. Chris says, “I am really excited that my son Ray is going to be a third-former in September. I have been boring him with my stories of going to school on the Hilltop and you will have to wait until the next time we can talk directly for me to share what story I told him that I remembered and mentioned about you.” We talked directly. The story involved Bon Jovi. I do not recall it happening. I am noticing a recurring response to these emails soliciting news. “Not much to report,” someone will write, and then proceed to report something. It’s that easy folks. For example, when asked what was new, Neil O’Grady wrote, “Not much except I just returned from a trip to Florida during which I saw Ken Coppeletta ’85, Lisa Hanrahan White ’84, retired faculty member Madame Bugnet, Christopher “Fahz” Moulton ’92 and Felicia Johnson ’85 and all are great and doing well. I saw more Dragons at the SG reception in Philadelphia on April 9 hosted by Doug Arnold ’75, whom I see whenever I am in Philadelphia. I saw you, Keyes
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Casual. ■ Back in March, I had the pleasure of spending a bit of time with Clymer Bardsley, Marc Sterne, and Curtis Ravenel prior to and during a Phil and Bob (of the Dead) show at Radio City. It was great catching up. Clymer is still lawyering outside of Philadelphia, and spending some time teaching up here in New York as well. Sterne continues to entertain on the airwaves of Washington, D.C. And Curtis is a driving force in the area of sustainable business at Bloomberg. Curtis writes, “Living in West Village shoebox with two mini tyrants — Oscar, 8, and Grey, 6. Been working for Bloomberg now for 16 years and am now reporting to Mike and working on environmental finance products and services. Still think Jerry is a demigod and enjoyed seeing Dead and Co. with Trey as special guest with you, Sterno and ‘Clymar of the Hill People.’ You are the only guy who hasn’t aged amongst us.” An embellishment at the end there. ■ What else? Back to Keyes and Carbs ... A few months ago, I got the following in an email from Keyes and Matt as their daughters faced off against one another in a basketball game: “How cool is this? From two SG two-year roommates who never would have imagined that 30 years later they would be sitting in the stands of a gym in New York with their spouses watching their two daughters face off against each other in an epic basketball game pitting Cathedral (Matt’s daughter) against St. Hilda’s (Keyes).” Apparently, Cathedral “crushed” St. Hilda’s, but the guys had a good time catching up in the stands. ■ Finally, Brock Dilworth chimed in with his typical, unprintable reply that I will file away until its use becomes appropriate. That is the roundup for this edition. Hope you are all great. As always, please reach out to me at any time with news, questions, etc … And if you are in New York, let’s get together! Best, Kek
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30th Reunion Above: 30th Reunion: Front row, seated: Kitty Hall and Andrew Doolittle. Back row: Tory Douglass Kingdon , Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, Grace Kim Voorhis, Allison Bantz Akers, Ted,Duff, Kate Coggeshall, Peggy Wilauet, Annabelle Redway. / At left: We remember Patrick Comerford ’88.
question the status quo and stand up for one’s convictions with gusto and aplomb. Patrick was a truly passionate soul and a brother to many of us. He will be sorely missed. Hugs to you all. — Jay & Michelle
Sylvia Dent Aerenson, email@example.com / Stafford Vaughey Meyer, stafford@ staffordmeyer.com / J. Craighill Redwine, Jr., firstname.lastname@example.org ■ Whetstone is booked. The Sky Bar is booked. Viet Nam is gone, but the Chasm is still an easy hop and Dickenson can still make it “with ease.” The Class of ’89 is ready for our 30th in May. Edgehill Newport has a wing at the ready. In the meantime, everyone is behaving, for the most part. Some reports: Jeff Kimbell: “The Kimbell family and our three kiddos — now 8, 5 and 2 spent two weeks in March hunting red stag, ducks, pigeons and dove in Argentina. Great times but my Spanish remains very average (sorry, Senora Nula). The swamp of our nation’s Capital remains entertaining
but very strong for the consulting world. We skied in Park City last winter with Jimmy Dyke ’87 and family, Charlie Ruma and family and Billy Bush ’90 and two of his daughters. We head to British Columbia once again this August for our month long RV trip, fly-fishing our way across the province. Yes, I drive a customized 32-foot RV, we eat what we catch, and take advantage of the public lands of Canada — with only 40 million people and three times the land mass of the U.S. We bought a share of a caribou and musk ox hunting lodge called The Lodge at Little Duck in Northern Manitoba as well. It is also home to 50-inch Northern Pike and Lake Trout, Arctic Grayling and sits on top of some of the original Hudson Bay Corp. land. The water remains frozen until the end of June! “I stepped down from the SG Board of Trustees this spring after finishing my three-year term, but continue to host the SG Robin Rogers Scholars in Washington for three days every March. We look forward to rocking out next May at the reunion. I predict an MVP performance from Craighill Redwine, Suzannah Shogren and Dave Dickenson.” ■ Jonathan Dyke and I (Craighill Redwine) recently attended the Wells Fargo PGA tournament at Quail Hollow in Charlotte
and had some serious ping-pong action post tourney. Jonathan has lost some of his skills from his Harbour Island days but is still a great sport. We enjoyed spending time with some of his Spring Inc. (happy) investors during his stay. Suzannah Shogren came to Charleston and visited recently. Very good times were had. Spent some quality time on the Hilltop with Patrick Wood Prince ’88, Brooke Connell and Lilly Phipps at the last SG Board of Visitors meeting. We took my nephew Owen Redwine Snyder ’21 to Clarke Cooke House for his first “Snowball in Hell” — an important rite of passage that he thoroughly enjoyed. ■ Senior Prefect Andrew Ritter lives in Virginia with his wife, Lee Anne, and two boys Todd, 14, and Patrick, 11. He spends most weekends on the soccer field and is the head of strategy and corporate development for the largest prison payphone provider in the county. Andrew hopes that no former Dragons are customers. ■ Han Kolff: “Europe has a booming economy these days; we are enjoying it as long as it lasts. I am switching jobs to TMF Group as CFO. They help businesses set up globally running their legal and admin work. Investing along, backed by private equity, thus a bit more entrepreneurial. At home all great with kids now 12 and 2x11 growing up quickly. Looking forward to our 30th!” ■ Colin Born: “Not a lot to say, except that I’m very excited for this summer when all three kids will be away at summer camp for seven weeks and Eva will have an empty nest for the first time in 17 years. We are planning to hit the road and travel to Europe (France and Amsterdam) and do some camping and fly-fishing in Montana. That is about it. Hope I can make it to the SG reunion next May.” ■ Kristen Keenan: “Life is good here in Raleigh. Writing an erotic romance series, book one on Amazon, books two and three coming soon later this summer. Find me at kristenkeenan.com! Otherwise, still a mom to two teenage girls and having a lot of fun! It is never dull.” ■ Tom Wang: “Recently had a distinguished and unexpected visitor to Mill Valley: Mr. Ceebs Hartmann. Ceebs was in quintessential form, upbeat and replete with novel insights. He also brought us a pie. Was great to catch up. Otherwise, Dash, 6, is finishing kindergarten and Henry, 3,
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is keeping us on our toes. Ceebs continues his Waffle House franchise expansion and recently opened four more in Belgium. He states, ‘Kings Leopold II and III would be proud.’” ■ David Dickenson: “Greetings from Cleveland. My babies are all ‘growed up.’ David is at Parsons in Manhattan for photography and other design/production aspirations, and Nina is going to UVA this fall for interests in international business/ relations and languages. Both are home this summer working as well as enjoying time with family and friends. If ever in Cleveland, look me up at Dickenson & Associates LLC (216-375-0602). See you at the 30th!” ■ Dave was kind enough to host us and Anson Beard (who could not get into SG and had to settle for Middlesex) at Pine Valley recently. The
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At left: (top to bottom): Patrick Wood Prince ‘88, Lilly Phipps Cardwell ‘89, and Craighill Redwine ‘89 / BJ Miller ‘89 and Brooke Connell ‘89 in Mill Valley / DJ Fernandes ‘89 and Brooke Connell in Narragansett / JHunter Kimbell, the son of Jeff KImbell ’89, shares some time with Mary Bush ’19 and her sister Lillie, daughters of Billy Bush ’90. / Jeff’s daughter Avery. Above (top to bottom): Han Kolff ‘89 and family / Becky Mohr ‘89 and family / Kristen Keenan ‘89 and her daughter.
course record is still intact. ■ Brooke Connell: “See photos of me catching up with BJ Miller in Mill Valley and DJ Fernandes in Narragansett.” ■ Addison Werner, Spencer Lee and Jonathan Dyke were recently spotted at Augusta during the Masters in the Berckman’s tent paying zero attention to golf. ■ Becky Mohr writes: “As time moves along and life happens, it does for me, too! Nicco is a junior so we are having a good time traveling to new places to go on college tours. Fun adventure for us both! Noë is finishing freshman year at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia. She loves it and I love it. Charley Stillwell is Head of School and I sit on the sidelines with Sallie watching games — so fun! Always thought she was the coolest person I had ever seen when she was at SG. Noë made varsity soccer and lax as a freshman — kind of makes sense I guess. Wynne is also a dynamite athlete, and wants to follow her sister to The High School — that is what they call it, but I just have a little problem with that! Kyler is a good, sweet kid doing his thing, playing soccer, lax, tennis, b-ball, etc., at 11 years old and as tall as me. I have my own business called The Good Daughter that helps seniors with tasks like bill paying, document organization, family and professions communications, and simple tech tutoring with iPad, etc. I am spending a good bit of time in Annapolis these days and am happy to continue with that if it works out. Guess you will find out at the 30th! Everyone, please come!!!
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At left, top to bottom: Heidi Von Rosenberg Klapinsky ’92, an unnamed friend, Randall Flinn ’92 and Margaret Ogden Hughes ’93 in April attending the JDRF Gala in Greenwich honoring Margaret and her family. / Katie McKelvie Backfield ’92, Heidi Von Rosenberg Klapinsky ’92, and Sarah Grew Haskell ’92 in DC watching Katie perform. / Tripp West ’92 celebrates the fourth birthday of his brother Britten West ’95’s twins: Caroline and Isabel, along with big brother Oliver. / Lukas Kolff ’92 and family skiing in Austria over Easter. / Sara Ely Hulse ’92 and her husband, Alex, and twin girls: Avery and Kathryn. / Antonia Gowan Harris ’92 and her extended family attend her niece’s Holy Communion in Spain.
says her family survived another New England winter and are eager for summer! Her kids are now rising fourth and sixth graders and, going on 14 years, she is still working part-time at her counseling collaborative. It is hard to believe that it was been a year since our reunion! But Heidi works hard to keep the mojo going! In April, Randall Flinn, Valerie Livingston ’93 and Heidi were able to attend the JDRF (the leading global organization funding Type 1 diabetes (T1D) research) gala in Greenwich honoring Margaret Ogden Hughes ’93 and her family. Heidi says it was a beautiful evening and she and Randall could not leave the dance floor. Heidi also recently got back from a trip to DC where she met up with Sarah Grew Haskell to watch Katie McKelvie Backfield do live stand-up! Heidi says she was so amazing and that she totally nailed her performance! Our class was able to get a taste when she performed for us at our reunion and she was a big hit! says if anyone else wants to see our comedy celebrity at her next gig, let her know and you are welcome to crash at her house!■ Memorial Day brought the end of the TV season and a close of the 30th season of “48 Hours,” making it the third-longest running news magazine. Another CBS staple is the first: “60 Minutes” celebrated its 50th season this year. I (Sara Ely Hulse) passed a milestone of 20 years at CBS — scary thought! And this season ended with a bang with the team at “48 Hours” putting together a primetime network special commemorating the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. I got to go to the last one, but this time she was busy in the control room watching all the feeds coming in from all over the world starting at 4 a.m. I am now in recovery mode — can’t quite recover as fast after a 16-hour work day at the office. But now bring on summer! All is well at
home. Twins Kathryn and Avery turned 4 recently and they are looking forward to the warmer weather and mommy taking some time off to play. Alex is still in real estate in Long Island and has a much better commute which allows him more time to try and perfect his golf game.■ At the last royal wedding Tripp West and I were both in London – he for another wedding and I for work – but saw him take photos from within feet of each other. This year his brother’s twins, Caroline and Isabel, turned 4 the day after the royal wedding. Britten West ’95 and his wife, Louise, also have another son, Oliver. One day I look forward to getting my girls down to Bermuda so we can have a really fun play date.■ Antonia Gowan Harris was not in England for the royal festivities but rather attending her niece’s Holy Communion so they watched the highlights on TV like everyone else. And last year Antonia and her family spent Christmas with family in Canada, but she was able to make a pit stop in New York first to see friends. Her husband, Guy, and their three boys (Joseph, Alfie and Eddie) met me and my twins at the New York Botanical Holiday train Show. It was really heartwarming to see all the kids playing together. The older boys loved showing the little girls the trains – Katie was all set to go home with them.■ Lukas Kolff and his family were able to enjoy the royal wedding festivities from their home in London. Charlie and Rose had fun dressing up for a wedding event at their school. The wedding day itself was a beautiful weather day and the kids had fun watching all the nuances of the service. He says it was a superb day, well executed by the Royal family, as always. Certainly, no one does pomp and circumstance better than the Brits! And his son, Charlie, is busy mastering the British tradition of cricket. Lukas reports the family is doing well and everyone is getting so big. They had a fun family trip over Easter skiing in Austria. I know the end of the school year was busy for everyone so we didn’t get the usual amount of notes in from everyone. Hope for double the notes and photos next time!
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1998 Above: Class of 1993, 25th Reunion: Front seated: Joe Ryan, Joe Sullivan, Daniel Oates, Helen Howard, Jean Covington, Jessica McCarthy, Corr Bolender, Ed O’Malley. Back: Robert Boyd, Brooks Hagan, Jim Parker, Christopher McNally, Charles Barzun, Megan Eagle Kingdon, Sashidar Segu,Elizabeth Cocroft, Alexander Tuff, Sarene Schumacher, William Roberston, Laura Keith , Hobie Antik, Ingrid Ahlgren. / Class of 1998, 20th Reunion: Front row: Carlos Gonzales, Steve Kim, Curtis Flood, Andy Buckingham, Matt Maguire, Rob Larkin and his son Trip, Rohan Gopaldas Middle row: Tanita Williams, Wynne Morgan, Kristin Boudreaux Ward, Fraser Ross, Suzanne Leath, Caroline Secor, Rashad Randolph. Back row: Josie Hewitt, Clifford Brown, Aisha Montgomery, Wynn Kelly, Brandon Horner, Greg Kieley, Scarlet Deford and Ben Hodgson.
Christine McSweeney Orthwein, binkieo@ gmail.com / Sara Selbert Savov, email@example.com ■ No notes due to lack of classmate responses. When you see this empty space, we hope it will encourage you to write with updates. Wishing you all a happy, healthy and adventuresome summer. Our 25th is next year! —Love, Sara and Binkie
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Jennifer Vandemoer Mitchell, mitchelljv @gmail.com ■ Hello, everyone! David and I are doing well in the mountains keeping busy with Isabel and Sumner and all that raising kids has to offer. We have been fortunate to see a lot of Dragons in Aspen, Boston and New York. One highlight being a ladies’ ski hut trip that Fiona de Sada, Carolyn Hagist ’03 and I went on in Aspen, which was a blast. David and I also had a fun visit with Andy Roberts and his family in Boston followed by a rowdy parents’ night out! Anyone coming for a visit in Aspen give us a shout! ■ Kristen Deem says: “Things here in ABQ are going well. We are still enjoying the assignment here. As for updates, we welcomed our son Axel Parker to the family on Nov. 22, 2017, and he’s doing great! Our nearly 4-year-old son Lochlan loves being a big brother. I’ve launched a new business, Chatham Concierge, at home in Mass and will get to spend the entire summer on the Cape now every year! I am still busy with photography as well, and Kyle is still stationed at Kirtland AFB (for another year most likely before the next move for our family). Sadly, we lost my dad on New Year’s Eve this year but were so appreciative to see Tim Friend ’01 and his wife Kelly this spring at the service. I received a lot of lovely notes from SG pals and staff about my dad and it really meant a lot to
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me.” ■ Serene Murphy, who is enjoying life in London, says her only major update is the birth of son Hugo in December 2017. ■ Alexandra Malloy says: “Not too much to report on other than I was so happy to host so many friends at my house in Charleston with many of them flying in from around the world. The group included Morgan, Emily, Alyssa, Anna, Amanda, Becca and Alexis. We had an awesome time and it was just days after being at the SG reception here where I was so excited to reconnect with Mr. and Mrs. Weston! It was a great SG week. We love living in Charleston.” ■ Alex Jones is still living in Bermuda. He says: “I got married in York, Maine, in January 2018. I am running an electronics retail and repair business and still plugging away on restoring a 1972 Pearson sailboat.” ■ Aaron Rising says: “No big updates from me. Still working at the NIH in eye research but also taking on a detail (part-time appointment) in science policy. Headed to Hawaii for a conference and to visit my wife’s family and introduce Hope, our daughter, to all the aunties and uncles over there.” ■ Allison Robin Zampetti says: “I just got named to Real Estate Weekly’s List of Rising Stars for 2018 and I am still working in NYC doing construction management. My son, Nicholas, and I are planning to vacation in Little Compton, Rhode Island, the week after the Fourth of July and will probably do a day trip to Newport.” ■ Amanda Fend says: “Besides seeing some ladies in Charleston earlier this spring, I ran into two SG alums (who are also Vandy B-school alums) — Keith Whitman ’98 and Caroline Guenther ’06 — during our school’s Tech Trek to San Francisco this winter. It was fun to run into some familiar faces, and Keith toured us around Google and let us jump into their giant ball pit, fun times!” ■ Chris Fouts and family had the pleasure of visiting the Mitchells in Aspen over the winter on the same weekend that a SG guys group were in town for a ski weekend organized by Andrew McLaughlin ’99. “It was fun to see everyone. We are enjoying life in the Midwest and we will make a trip to Cape Cod in July to visit Kate’s family and hopefully see other SG folks in New England.” ■ Morgan Mandeville says: “In anticipation of our five-year reunion (for the fourth time), we had a mini practice
Top to Bottom: Alexandra Malloy ’00, Morgan Mandeville, Emily Talamo’00, Becca Wadman ’00, Anna McLaughlin ’00, Alexis Barrick ’00, Alyssa Maple-Brown ’00, and Amanda Fend ’00 in Charleston, SC. / Fiona de Sada ’00, friend, Carolyn Hagist ‘03, and Jen Mitchell ’00 on a ski trip in Aspen.
round in March in Charleston, South Carolina, graciously hosted by Alexandra Malloy. She shipped off her saint of a husband and two precious daughters before seven Dragons descended. A massive winter storm threatened to ruin the much-anticipated and much-needed spring break, but by the grace of St. George almost everyone made it. Alexis Barrick, who recently moved back to Rhode Island to join the family business, Emily Talamo and Anna McLaughlin, pregnant with her second child with Andrew McLaughlin, trekked from the Northeast; Amanda Fend and her new southern drawl came from Nashville, y’all hear; coach Becca Wadman was able to
sneak in one more weekend before Marin Academy’s lacrosse season started; world traveler Alyssa Maple-Brown came all the way from Sydney, Australia; and last but not least I arrived from Johannesburg with a case of South African red wine. Sayler Crouchley was there in spirit, but unfortunately succumbed to a bout of the flu and flight cancellations both on account of bad weather. George Sargent and Matt Casey, not ones to miss a girls’ weekend, made special Face Time appearances. The weekend was boisterous to say the least — packed with long scenic walks through town, exhaustive exercise classes, an excessive number of meals and beverages, a few scary golf cart rides, followed by shopping and much needed naps. Most importantly, however, is the fact that all our children survived the weekend home alone with their fathers. #20yearherewecome” ■ Cameron Hume says: “All is well in San Francisco. My husband and I continue to enjoy the multitude of activities in the Bay Area. I started a new job in January with Doctor on Demand, which is a telemedicine company that connects you directly to a doctor. Check it out! It’s been a great few months! We bought a place in Jackson Hole and each time I go I try to see Brooke Kemmerer, but we keep missing each other! Hopefully one day!” ■ Amanda Grosvenor says: “I’m living in Providence and currently wrapping up my first semester as a graduate student in UMass Dartmouth’s Master’s in Professional Writing & Communication Program. I’ve been freelance writing and editing for nine years now, and I recently took home two more Rhode Island Press Association awards in their 2017 ceremony (I won my first last year for 2016). Providence is a fantastic city. I love the arts, culture, and culinary scenes here and I’m keeping very busy with other creative projects on the side. Definitely looking forward to summer in the Ocean State!” ■ Anna Holm says: “I just wanted to send a “Hello” to everyone! It’s springtime here in Sweden and my little family and I are good. Have a wonderful summer all!” ■ Erica Burrill says: “Sending love from Houston. We moved here from Boston just shy of two years ago. I am working downtown for a large oil and gas company as a Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) trader. Savannah just
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turned 3 but is going on 13 and keeps us on our toes every day. I wanted to send a big thank you out to all of our awesome classmates who reached out during Hurricane Harvey to check on us and help those close to us who lost everything. We were very fortunate to escape without any damage to our home. If anyone is in the Houston area let us know!” ■ George Sargent and Jess Sargent welcomed a baby boy, Charles David Pickman Sargent, in September 2017. “Charlie is happy and healthy. Mom and Dad love every minute!” ■ Paul Schmid says: “Maggie and I are still living in Boston and enjoying trying to keep up with our toddler, Quin. I’m practicing M&A and venture capital law and looking forward to getting out on our new sailboat this summer.” ■ Liz Cahill says: “My husband and I just bought a house in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and we’re planning to move over the summer, after doing a little work on the place. The thought of maintaining a yard and a roof scares us a little, but we’re pretty pumped about the move. Any Dragons passing through are welcome.” ■ Matt Casey says: “My wife Lauren and I are expecting our second child in July 2018 to join our 18-monthold son Henry. I have been able to catch up with the likes of David Mitchell on his recent pass through NYC, and I camped out on George Sargent’s couch while in Boston as I enjoyed a night with him and his family.”
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Mary Turner Oehmig, firstname.lastname@example.org / Justin P. Cerenzia, justin_cerenzia@ stgeorges.edu ■ We have a few more classmates to catch up on after our comeback in the last publication to the Class Notes. Thank you all for your submissions! Katharine (Nottebohm) Brooks was visiting her family in Guatemala at the time of the last call for submissions, and caught up with her brother, Thomas Nottebohm ’00 and his three precious little girls. After college, Katharine lived in NYC, working as a specialist in Latin American art at Christie’s. She has since moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, with her husband Michael. They have two daughters, Charlotte, 4, and Isabelle, 2. They love living in “Cville” and hope anyone nearby will visit! In fact, Sophie
Above,left to right and top to bottom: Aurelia Drackett Denmark ‘01, husband Adam, daughter Eloise and dog Scout. / Diana Harper ‘01 with Keating Simons ‘01 in Mexico City (where Diana lives). / Jackie Perrottet ‘01, husband Dennis and daughter Lia in Dubai / Isabella Dana Ridall ‘01 has three boys, left to right: Charlie, Wilkes and Henry. / Class of 2001 in Chattanooga, TN (left to right): Aurelia Demark, Jackie Perrottet, Emily Norton, Isabella Ridall, Katherine Currin, Daphne Jonas, Eliza Young, Mary Oehmig, Missie Walker, Cicely Thomas, and Ashley Kennedy. / Yoori Oh ‘01 with her little girl Vine and dog named Pritzker.
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First column, top to bottom: Lynn Leong ’01 with her husband, Yimling King, and her daughter Blake. / Nate Eaton ‘01 has twin girls, Caroline and Millicent. / Megan Green Pagano ‘01 sent this photo of her daughter Bea and her nephew, Asher - the son of her brother Sean Green ‘98. / Callan, son of Annabel Prentice Botterill ‘01. / Andrew Grovesnor ‘01 is dad to Theo. Middle column, top to bottom: Sarah Coffin Westcott ‘01 has two kids, Will and Grace. / Monica Phillips ‘01 has two boys, Logan and Marshall. / Three daughters for Caitlin Sherry Reisman ‘01: Emma, Abby, and Hannah. / Katharine Brooks ‘01 has Charlotte and Isabelle. Above, top to bottom: Paxton, son of Tim Friend ‘01. / Andrew Stern ‘01 has a daughter, Caroline. / Jack Killen ‘01 has a son named Mickey.
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Bradley G. Hoover, email@example.com ■ We have a few additions to our SG family! Congratulations to Mike DiOrio and his wife, Morgan, as they welcomed their daughter, Virginia Dare, into the world on Dec. 13! Mike also mentioned that he and Morgan often see Chris Cruise ’04 and his wife, Krystina, as the couples are neighbors. Mike left the District Attorney’s office in Atlanta, and is now in private practice defending physicians and hospitals in medical malpractice litigation. Recently, Mike was able to catch up with Parker Brickley and Chris Landercasper over a round of golf at Newport Country Club. ■ Congratulations to Amanda Ix and her husband Christopher on the birth of Benjamin Weicker Ix on March 28! ■ And congratulations to Mona Bhagia and her husband Shiraj on the birth of Arian Bhagia Sen in January! They are moving to Denver this summer and would love to meet up with any SG folks in the area! ■ Which brings us to Denver resident Sarah Koziolkowsky. Sara works for PDC Energy as an environmental scientist. Her daughter Anna is 3.5 years old. She and her husband are loving Colorado and enjoy spending time outdoors with their two mastiffs. ■ Congratulations are also in order for Corwin Parker as he got engaged last November to Catalina Lehmann! The happy couple will be getting married June 2019 in Charleston where Ned Minevitz, Chris Constantakis and Vassar Pierce ’02 are groomsmen. ■
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Dier, Keating Simons, Diana Harper and Kate Ackerman enjoyed a visit there last year. ■ Speaking of SG girls visits, many Dragons descended upon Chattanooga, Tennessee for a girl’s weekend on Lookout Mountain in April. Local residents Katherine (Nielsen) Currin and Mary (Turner) Oehmig welcomed Aurelia (Drackett) Demark (New York), Daphne (Neilson) Jonas (San Francisco), Ashley (Mihos) Kennedy (Boston), Emily Norton (Providence), Jacqueline Perrottet (Dubai), Isabella (Dana) Ridall (Newport), Cicely Thomas (Washington, D.C.), Missie Walker (New York), and Eliza (Notides) Young (Washington, D.C.) to town and planned a full weekend for the group. All 11 women stayed at Katherine’s home, reliving dorm life with triple suites and all. The group enjoyed viewing beautiful vistas and sunsets atop Lookout Mountain, hiking through the woods, dining on regional cuisine, swimming in a mountain lake, shopping at local businesses, and receiving plenty of Tennessee hospitality wherever they went. Perhaps the best moments, however, were found sitting on the patio or before the fire sharing stories of 20 years of friendship, laughing into the night with pure joy. Plans were made for the 25th (gasp!) reunion and they hope to reconnect with many of you there in a few years. ■ On the other side of the world, Romain Rigby had a fun time catching up with Alyssa (Friis) Maple-Brown ’00, her husband Alister and their two kids on Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia, earlier this year. ■ Back in the USA, Monica (Kolb) Phillips was plannning to move across country to Denver, Colorado, in June. She will be ending her short-lived teaching career to head back to systems engineering as a Department of Defense contractor. She and her family are building
a house on the southwest side of Denver and would love to meet up with SG alums in the area. ■ Meanwhile, Kristy (Frain) Perkowski is holding down the East Coast in Falmouth, Maine, with her husband, Matt, and three boys (pictured left) while working as a pediatrician in Portland. This spring she will be following her boys on the Little League circuit and hoping for lots of beach days this summer.
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At left, top to bottom: Stuart Chan ‘01 sent a selfie with his fiancée. / Mark Healy ‘01 explains this photo from 2012: “Hurricane Sandy did some damage to my family home so I took some time off from my M.S. to assist with the rebuild.” / Emma Simmons Anselmi ‘02 and Missie Walker ‘01 at the wedding of Neil McLaughlin ‘99. / Photo taken in Maine of Isla Young, Ellie Young, Nell Jonas,and Lia Tells - children of Eliza Notides Young ‘01, Daphne Neilson Jonas ‘01, Jackie Perrottet Tells ‘01. / Friedrich Kapp ‘01 and wife Tabea just welcomed their third daughter, Johanna – pictured here with sisters Mona and Helene. / Kristy Frain Perkowski ‘01 has three boys: Luke, Cole, and Jude. / Katherine Currin ‘01 says “In honor of our beloved Wes Mitchell, Sam III wears SG Spring Dance t-shirts on a regular basis.” / Charlie and Louisa, children of Colby Hewitt ‘01.
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Above: 15th Reunion: Front row: Christopher Landercasper, Katie Britten, Adi Shankar. Back row: Geoff Kearney, Pete Haas, Shannon Karpovitz, Parker Brickley. / Dragons (and their spouses) on a cocktail cruise on the Intracoastal in Florida organized by Dana Ross ’02. Group includes Dorothy Billings ’02, Henry Sheehan ’02, Gerrit Lansing ’02, Dana Ross ’02, Kesa Iskra Lindsay ’03, Logan Unland ’02, Casey Cook Waldin ’03, Todd Curtin ‘02.
Congratulations to Shannon Karpovitz who got engaged in March and will be getting married in Nashville later this year! ■ Bill Nordlund has moved his family down to Tampa, Florida, as Bill starts at Amazon’s fulfillment center there. Bill is managing operations and Amazon’s robotics center (meaning a large portion of the fulfillment work is done by Amazon Robotics). He reports that it’s been interesting learning the state-of-theart technology, and methods for online fulfillment. He says that after two years managing Amazon’s grocery delivery this is a great new experience. Bill very much enjoys being at Amazon, in part because
if he ever gets bored of something, he has the ability to transfer to another area with relative ease. ■ Geoff Kearney caught up with Pavan Dharwadkar in Dallas recently. Geoff also made it to our 15-year reunion, and reports it was a blast! We were low in numbers, but high in spirits! ■ Colby Brown is finishing up his fourth year of ENT residency. Colby reports that he remains married after nine months! Good work, Colby. ■ Look out, Shanghai, because here comes Julia Gooding! She has her own education consulting company and will also be joining a firm as senior U.S. education director, which will bring her to China. Julia would love to
Marisa A. RodriguezMcGill, firstname.lastname@example.org ■ Our class lost a beloved friend on Thursday, June 7. Succumbing to injuries from a kite-foiling accident in San Francisco, Jeff Knowles ‘06 passed away surrounded by his family and best friend Matt Bernard. I’ll always remember sitting next to Jeff in Mr. Larkin’s AP Economics class, where we were required to read the Wall Street Journal every day and he was one of very few of us that seemed to actually understand basic economic concepts like supply, demand, and the tragedy of the commons. He used to get into energized debates with Mr. Larkin, which usually ended with one of them standing on the Harkness table and everyone in tears of laughter. Jeff had so many friends and fans around the world. Hilarious, insane, precious, and kind memories have been pouring in from all of them. This is a great reminder for us all to stop walking with our phones in our hands all the time. Look up and see how strange and beautiful the world is. Jeff always did. The following tributes come from Jeff’s dear friends: From Matt Bernard: “As Knowles grew older, it became increasingly clear that his personality and life aptitude were indeed of mythic proportions. His brilliance, articulation, and fitness were astounding, as were his reverence for the common person and his genuine rebuttal of pretense. Despite the depth of his intellect, he was outward facing, socially invigorated. Our friendship was one of freelance adventure, intellectual challenge, and culturally nefarious antics — ofttimes followed by gut-wrenching laughter and escape by skateboard. There are so many memories. Jeff was one with whom you could bring myth to life, and who, more than anyone
Alexandra E. Cahill, email@example.com ■ Georgia Glassie and her fiancé, Jake Beyer, recently welcomed their son, ■ Zephyr. While attending a wedding in Seattle this past August, I had the opportunity to meet up with Lindy Hayden and Amy Jennings. Lindy is still in Seattle teaching and Amy recently made the move to LA with her husband, Vince. ■ I am currently an associate chief of staff in the office of Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and am headed to the UVA Darden School of Business in the fall to pursue my MBA. I am looking forward to moving to Charlottesville and hope to connect with any alums in the area!
Westley A. Resendes, west.resendes@gmail. com ■ Hi Everyone, What a 10th reunion it was! In attendance were Ben Bainbridge, Mercedes Barba, Will Bruce, Stockton Bullitt, Kelsey Crowther, George Gebelein, Thea Lines, Liz Levison, Harriet Manice, Peter Miller, Ellie Myers, Sasha
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I’ve known, loved life unconditionally. He could not only hear the music clearly, but also could also bend it to his will as he so adeptly did the wind. He was kind. I will miss my best friend dearly but know that the tears we shed together in laughter are those that will carry.” ■ From Lizzie Starr: “I could never quite grasp what was brewing behind those warm (yet simultaneously mischievous) eyes of yours, but if you were the architect of a day there was sure to be belly-aching laughter and a few ‘uh oh!’ moments. Time with Jeff Knowles was time very well spent. A brilliant mind and loving soul that will shine on perpetually.” ■ From Zack McCune (Portsmouth Abbey ’06, Brown University classmate): “Jeff was elemental. He read weather, tide, and wind charts with a pre-modern insight. He was also intuitive, famously telling youth sailors you could smell changes in the wind if you knew what to smell for. French Fries are a sign of a big change. Then a big smile. He was only ever partly joking. Jeff, prince of the sea, captain of men. Life is just gonna be so much more boring and dispassionate without you. [Our] only solace is knowing the ocean. For in the ocean, you are everywhere.” ■ From Darcey O’Halloran: “I first met Jeff when he joined my elementary school class at the Pennfield School and over the next 20-plus years I was able to play a part (or mostly stand back and watch; I’m more risk averse) in his genius antics and adventures. Particularly in our adult years during summers and holidays in Rhode Island, his consistent presence and inclusivity always led to the most surprising activities. He got me out of my comfort zone and helped bring out the best in me. I will always cherish our memories of lighting things on fire in the backyard, trumpeting off the roof in DC, roving around Aquidneck Island for the best bat hunting spots, fixing up the ol’
J24 sailboat, rafting up in Mackerel Cove, hanging from the spreaders during Folk Fest, doing the Polar Bear Plunge twice in one day, and his always highly constructive advice on my corporate lifestyle. Everything was always OK when Jeff was at the helm. Home won’t be the same without him.” ■ From Samantha Buechner ’07: “I sailed with Jeff on my very first day on the St. George’s sailing team. It was March and there was snow on the ground. We had to use antifreeze to get the ice out of the boats. It was blowing at least 20, and the coaches told me — the rookie — to sail with Jeff — the expert. I knew Jeff was a great sailor from having sailed with him at Ida Lewis, but I was a little skeptical about our pairing because it was so windy and we were two of the smallest people on the team. We tried to hike the boat flat but we ended up capsizing. Jeff was very nonchalant about being doused in the icy water, and quickly got the boat righted for us. He had the greatest smile — a dimply, wide, impish grin. His love for the wind and water and his free spirit were inspiring and always made me want to get out there. We will miss him.”
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At left, top to bottom: Mike Taylor ’06, Matt Bernard ’06, Samantha Buechner ’07, Ellie Buechner ’04, Caroline Guenther ’06, Nina (Roberts) Taylor ’06, and Jonathan Bernbaum ’06. / Jeff Knowles ’06 participating in one of his favorite pasttimes. Remembers one classmate: “Everything was always OK when Jeff was at the helm.” / Georgia Glassie ‘07 and her fiance, Jake Beyer recently welcomed their son, Zephyr. / Ashley Dockery ‘07 and Emily McGinnis ’07 at SG’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Weekend in April . / The SG Contingent at the wedding of Caroline Rindlaub ‘08: Ali Fornell ‘08, Briggs Elwell ‘06, Sasha Munn Elwell ‘08, Jen Noesen ‘08, Thea Lines ‘08, Caroline Rindlaub ‘08, Lacey Young ‘08, Liz Levison ‘08, and Harriet Manice ‘08.
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10th Reunion: In front: Sasha Munn and Will Bruce. Sitting: Chase Uhlein, Liz Levison, George Gebelein . Back row: Stockton Bullit, West Resendes, Mercedes Barba, Kelly Smerling, Thea Lines, Will O’Connor, Jack Sheldon, Kelsey Crowther, Devin O’Rourke, Harriet Manice, Ellie Myers, Ben Bainbridge and Peter Miller.
Munn Elwell, Will O’Connor, Devin O’Rourke, Jack Sheldon, Kelly Smerling, Chase Uhlein, and myself. The Clarke Cooke House was once again our go-to spot for the weekend, as we assembled there on Friday and Saturday to catch up on our lives over libations. I had several great conversations with some of my classmates at reunion! Peter Miller is still living in Bermuda with a lovely cottage on the water — why would he ever leave? Ben Bainbridge travels around the world what seems like every other week on business for his family sailcloth company. Kelsey Crowther is still teaching and is the director of the junior sailing program at Ida Lewis Yacht Club every summer. When Harriet Manice is not doing photo shoots all over the country, she continues to sing: Harriet recently did a show at The Bitter End in NYC and has several shows lined up. Go and see her sing! Stockton Bullitt writes with some decidedly major life updates: “I’m getting married at St. George’s Chapel on June 16. I graduated from Michigan Law in December and passed the bar this spring. At the end of the summer, I’ll be moving to NYC to begin work as an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell.” Congratulations, Stockton! ■ In related news, Caroline Rindlaub recently got married and an SG contingent was at the wedding! ■ Hailey Feldman shares some great news from Florida: “2018 may be the best year yet! My equestrian sports marketing startup merged with a larger
marketing agency in May. I am now a partner of Mixed Digital LLC and chief marketing officer! Betsy Stavis is in the same industry as I am. She is still a dear friend and now is a trusted industry colleague. I am very fortunate to have made friendships like this at St. George’s. Currently, I am opening a new branch in Tampa Bay for Mixed Digital. Will Bruce and I will be seeing each other more often, now! My baby brother, Mack Feldman ’11, is also located in Tampa Bay. He is the communications director for Feldman Equities.” ■ At the time of writing, I am currently in the midst of my first week of work in D.C. at Covington and am having a great time getting settled into the city. It also has rained every single day since my arrival — a far cry from last summer in the Bay Area. For the second half of the summer, I will be at the Senate Judiciary Committee working for U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse P’12. All best, West
Isabel H. Evans, Izzyevans22@gmail.com ■ Here’s the clean version of my May class notes column … Lindsay Beck is studying for the MCAT and doing fabulously. She has a truly awesome Australian boyfriend! She visited his family over last Christmas in Australia and they are adorable. Let’s all give a round of applause for Lindsay! ■ Lulu Keszler Manley has given birth to another child! Her daughter, Nadine,
now has a younger brother. Not to brag, but I topped that achievement this past weekend when I ate an entire box of pizza bagels in one sitting and then ordered a regular pizza after. ■ Lydia Willie moved back to America, her home, and is now pursuing a “budding” career in floristry and flower arranging. Like other influencers, she knows a brand must have a social media platform so she has an Instagram account called @Fernforals where you can follow along. ■ Oh! I think I forgot to mention in the last bulletin but Kara Meringolo is engaged! She seems very happy. You go, girl. (Kara, it would be nice to see you; we should grab a drink sometime.) ■ Campbell McNicol has a new job working as a brand development manager for the documentary company Engel Entertainment. ■ Meredith Kaufman graduated from law school in Boulder and will now be pursuing a food law degree in Fayetteville, Arkansas. I notice she also deleted all her social media! My question is: If you do not post about hiking, did you really hike? ■ So Yoon Jun, Anna Mack, Alex Layton, and Katherine Pryor all sent me updates because they are lovely people. Listen to this impressive variety of careers: So Yoon Jun recently left her job at Facebook and is now living in Switzerland training to be a missionary. Go, So Yoon! Katherine Pryor is living in Buenos Aires, where she is starting her second year at an independent animation studio. As an animator, she has worked on a ton of projects including one for Cartoon Network in Latin America. Mafalda Nula, I hope you are proud! SG Medal winner Anna Mack is living in D.C. and working at an IT consulting firm as a top business analyst. Alex Layton is finishing his first year at Columbia dental school. In between studying, he is keeping up with his music and playing in a funk/rock band with other medical students. Giuseppe and Manuela, you better watch out because there is a new dentist coming for you. ■ As for me, I went to Coachella this year with Callie McBreen, who has graduated from NYU Law School, and Jordan Watson. I had the time of my life! We saw Beyoncé perform, drank rosé all day, and lived the life we deserve as modern day queens. Thank you all for reading. Please send me updates! I am about to start truly fabricating info about some of you and say
On the slopes with Shealagh Coughlin ‘10, Katie McCormack ‘11, Mary O’Connor ‘11, Lili Noesen ‘11, Sydney Mas ‘10, Caroline O’Connor ‘10, Lindsay MacNaught ‘11 and Rosie Putnam ‘11.
been lucky to run into quite a few old SG friends. But back when I was still living in LA, Izzy Evans ’09 graciously invited me to attend a Women in the World event in West Hollywood, along with Hannah von Meister ’09 and Jelani Odlum-Lansiquot ’09. Panelists included Viola Davis, Olivia Munn, Nancy Dubuc, and more, with Tina Brown moderating. Anytime we cross paths is an absolute gift! Short and sweet this time around, so thanks for reading and ta-ta for now!
Sophie C. Flynn, sophie. firstname.lastname@example.org ■ Well into 2018, I am grateful to everyone in the Class of 2011 who has reached out over the years with updates for our class notes! Please shoot me an email any time. Brett Passemato is back in the States after a trip to La Coruna, Spain, with his girlfriend. Brett wrote, “We stayed with her host family there where she did a semester abroad. My first time in Europe and we got some great pics!” ■ Linnie Gummo is living in Rhode Island after grad school, and is working at the R.I. Department of Health as the tuberculosis and STD epidemiologist in the infectious disease division. ■ L’Oreal Lampley is also based in Providence, where I recently saw her act in “Othello” at Trinity Repertory! L’Oreal wrote, “After completing ‘Othello’ at Trinity Repertory, I was cast in the production of ‘Prowess,’ a new play written by Chicagobased writer, Ike Holter. This is a stunning opportunity that I am grateful to be a part of as it is only the second time the play has been in production. I will be playing the role of Zora, a fierce black woman who refuses to sleep until justice is served. Certainly, she will not give up without a
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Eliza R. Ghriskey, elizaghriskey@gmail. com ■ Hey guys, a lot has changed in the past few months since we last spoke, and unfortunately, I have to start this note off with sad news. As most of you heard via the letter sent out to our class and through social media, our very good friend and classmate, Vincent Bohlen, passed away on Jan. 17 in Namibia. He was buried in Kitsbul, Austria, alongside his father, Edgar, on a very snowy day in February. Esme Yozell writes: “Though he did not graduate with our class, I know Vince was extremely important to many of our classmates. He was such a kind and curious friend and person who lit up any room he walked into. I actually became closer to Vincent after my time at St. George’s when we were both living in the UK. He carried a little notebook in his pocket at all times — jotting down notes on anything from a restaurant he enjoyed or a topic he wanted to research further to a funny quote from a friend. He was always looking to the next adventure and I know it brings me and his friends a bit of solace to know he passed doing something he loved more than anything in the world — traveling and spending time with his family.” A memorial was to be held in New York City on May 15 and I am sure we will see many SG alums there to celebrate the life of a truly generous, intelligent and beautiful soul, who touched so many lives in such a short amount of time. ■ A few of our classmates have decided to further their educations in order to eventually conquer the world. Jordan Watson will be heading to La La Land for UCLA Business School, Emma Byrd is off to become the next Elle Woods at GWU Law and Parker Gilbert will be attending Darden at UVA. Parker was an incredibly gracious host and had some of our Bedford pals down to Charleston, South Carolina, in April for some low country living. Some of the attendees included our very own Sydney Mas and Penn Sednaoui ’11. ATVs and hunting gators have never seemed more dangerous to me. ■ Ashley Winslow graduated from law school last May, then took the New York bar exam in July 2017 and passed!
She is now a practicing attorney for a law firm in Florida, specializing in intellectual property law. She also took the Florida bar exam this past February and is awaiting results. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for you! ■ Lindsay MacNaught ’11 brought a group of elder Lady Dragons together in January for a ski weekend in Park City, Utah. Caroline O’Connor, Sydney Mas, Shealagh Coughlin, Rosie Putnam ’11, Mary O’Connor ’11, Lili Noesen ’11 and Katie McCormack ’11 spent a few days hitting the slopes, sipping on hot cocoa and stalking actors there for Sundance. The trip had the group reminiscing on their Junior Ski Weekends, albeit in better ski conditions. Unfortunately, Caroline closed out the weekend by tearing her meniscus and riding a wheelchair around the airport, steered by Mary. Classic. ■ Charlotte Edson and I caught up over email; she wrote that she has been working in NYC for a few years now and living in Tribeca (which she loves). She is on the planning team at Universal McCann on the MINI/ BMW account, just living the agency dream! She too went on a ski trip this past winter in Colorado with a bunch of friends, one of whom was Hannah Coffin! Another SG Charlotte, Charlotte Deavers, wrote that she is living on the Upper East Side (begging people to come join her!) and works in advertising at Mekanism on the Peloton account. I can’t afford a Peloton, so I’m hoping that there are lots of perks with this job that extend to your best friends ■ My former roommate, Campbell Shuford, is living in Washington, D.C., and working at the U.S. Department of Agriculture under Secretary Perdue. She is the director of policy coordination for the Secretary of Agriculture. Good to know that we’ve got someone on the inside of this administration! ■ Elizabeth Bayne wrote in that “after four years of working as a scientist at Pfizer, I will enter the doctoral program for analytical chemistry at the University of Wisconsin - Madison this fall. I will be working in a mass spectrometry lab with a dual focus of instrumentation development and biomedical applications with an eye towards precision medicine. You can catch me sailing around Lake Mendota on the weekends this summer. Go Badgers!” ■ I just moved back to New York in March, started a new gig at The New York Times, and have
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fight. This play will close in Providence in May 2018 but open with the same cast in June 2018 at the Pyramid Theater in De Moines, Iowa. For the summer of 2018, I will be in the Berkshires at Williamstown Theater Festival working with other actors on new work. I am forever thankful for the journey that God has paved for me. Next year, I will be graduating from Brown University/Trinity Repertory MFA program! Many, many thanks to the St. George’s community for supporting me. Always a Dragon!” ■ Everett Muzzy is still enjoying living out west. He wrote, “I am still in San Francisco, but have moved on from Williams Sonoma, Inc. and am now working for ConsenSys, which is a block chain venture production studio helping build services and applications off the Ethereum block chain. I work in content marketing and spend my days talking with the projects and companies we incubate and writing content pieces for them. San Francisco continues to amaze me, and we continue to draw more people to the Bay area.” ■ Vanessa de Horsey told me about an eventful past year featuring an unforgettable road trip: “I quit my job at Make Up For Ever (LVMH) in September and moved out to LA from NYC in January. Katie Harris, Lela Barclay de Tolly and I drove from NYC on New Year’s Day, and made it to West Texas before a deer ran into my car and totaled it (stranding us). We ended up staying in the middle of nowhere, renting a car and driving to Marfa. We spent a couple of days there, and then flew to LA. I have been settling in here, moved into a house in Highland Park last month, and have started working for a boutique-marketing firm (The Woods & Co.) where I do digital marketing and content strategy for
5th Reunion: Bottom row: Keely Conway, Morgan Buffum, Ali Ghrisky, Elle Reynolds. Second row: Stathi Kyriakides, Josephine Cannel, Tori Cunningham, Rosie Mulholland, Theresa Salud (green dress, kneeling), Whitney Thompson, Jess Hom, Becky Cutler, Liza Scholle, Gigi Flynn, Alana McMahon, Andy Moreau, Will Leatherman. Back row: Kate Hamrick, Conor Brody, Reid Burns, Peter Kohler, Drew Michaelis, Michael McGinnis, Eadie Kremer, Ryan Andrade, Marianne Foss-Skiftesvik, Tyler Pesek, Hannah McCormack, Will Fleming, Oona Pritchard, Jack Coaty, CJ Park, Andrew Harris, Mackenzie Nagle.
indie brands, predominantly in the beauty sector. Katie is now back in NYC with our two cats, Cleo and John Quincy. Thanks again, everyone, and I hope to hear from you soon! – Sophie
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We hope you enjoyed this online “sneak peek” edition of the Saint George’s Fall 2018 Class Notes! Please note: We are still accepting announcements and photos for the “Babies” and “Marriages” pages of the upcoming fall magazine. Send photos, captions and relevent dates to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug. 15. We’d love to include your great news in the print edition!