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departments The H Club dialogue, events, the sports pages and more

Class Notes notes, new arrivals, weddings, obituaries

Hebroniana seeds of love and light


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Homecoming 2002 good times with good friends

Germany, September 2002 Bev Leyden visits alumni/ae and friends

Annual Report of Giving the year in philanthropy

Just getting better and better. Bart Marcy, Chris Blackstone, Dick Leadbetter, Dick Cutler, Frank Waterman, Ned Tate, Brownie Swartwood, Win Durgin, Bill Wahtola, D.D. Zaug, Alex Kant, Rich Rimbach, Mike Mentuck, Mason Pratt. Not pictured: Dave Babson.

dialogue Editor’s Note



e often joke about Hebron’s rural setting, or rue the traditionally uneasy “town gown” relationship, but on September 11, 2002, the Hebron community joined Remembering September 11 the Oxford Hills community in a ceremony to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania a year before. We joined hands with public school students and teachers, local workers, nursing home residents and others to form a three-mile chain lining the street from South Paris to Norway. The state police pipe band preceded a Hebron fire truck bearing a flag that had been flown over the World Trade Center site in New York and then presented to the new Hebron Station Elementary School. That truck was followed by police, fire and rescue vehicles from other Oxford Hills towns. Church bells rang. It was a simple and moving ceremony, reminding us that we are not an island but part of the community around us. That living, loving, working and playing together is what is important. Join hands with us as we build the foundations for Hebron Academy’s third century. Send us your news, come to events, refer students, support the school in any way you can. Together we are strong. Jennifer F. Adams, Editor

Letters Congratulations on such a sparkling edition of the summer Semester! I read every word and enjoyed it so much. The lobster article was great and I only take exception to the recipe for lobster stew—we old timers would never make it without adding a can of evaporated milk! Mary Rea Yarmouth, Maine Just finished perusing the summer issue of the Hebron Semester, and wanted to let you know how


impressed I am with it. It’s really beautifully put together, the articles are interesting and wellwritten, and in general it gives the impression of a vibrant and intellgent organization. Keep up the great work! Dave Snider ’74 Seattle, Washington Your “Fishing for Maine Lobster” was superb. Here in Rochester Red Lobster generally does not serve lobster, but “lobster tail” (which is not Homarus americanus). I under-

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stand that in Maine it is unlawful to call anything else (e.g. crayfish) lobster. Red Lobster here should be ashamed. Lloyd B. Urdahl Rochester, New York


Letters must be signed and may be edited for clarity and length. Please include your address and day telephone or e-mail. Send letters to: The Semester Magazine, Hebron Academy, PO Box 309, Hebron ME 04238 or

Scenes from Homecoming 2002. Top: Ad Augusta leads the Homecoming parade.Left: Horses in front of Sturtevant Home. Center: the Barrows Stone. Right: Kale Merrill ’03 advertises the senior class car wash. Bottom: banner carriers Max Middleton, Chris Roy ’07, Charlie Cummings ’07, Gabe Rubenstein ’08, Nick Roy ’10, Britney Barboza, Claire Cummings ’10 and Peary Valeriani ’07 prepare for the parade. Photography by Dennis and Diana Griggs/Tannery Hill Studios, Inc. The Semester is published twice each year by Hebron Academy, PO Box 309, Hebron ME 04238. Issue No. 191 MISSION

The Semester magazine’s mission is to continue the Hebron family’s intellectual and emotional engagement with the Academy by conveying news, preserving the heritage and memories of the school and chronicling the accomplishments of its alumni/ae, faculty and students. EDITOR

Jennifer F. Adams E D I T O R I A L A S S I S TA N C E

Ellen L. Augusta ’75 Robert M. Caldwell Leslie A. Guenther Beverly B. Leyden Beverly J. Roy David W. Stonebraker PHOTOGRAPHY

Jennifer F. Adams Ellen L. Augusta ’75 William B. Chase Skip Churchill, Churchill Photography Arthur Durity, Laughing Dog Photography Dennis and Diana Griggs, Tannery Hill Studios, Inc. and friends Hebron Academy reaffirms its longstanding policy of nondiscriminatory admission of students on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, ancestry, national origin, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation. We do not discriminate in the administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs and athletic or other school-administered programs. Hebron Academy is an equal opportunity employer. © 2003 by Hebron Academy.

around the bowl Robert Caldwell Named External Relations Director Robert Maclaren Caldwell joined the Academy’s advancement department this fall. He comes to Hebron with over 15 years of experience working with and consulting for non-profit institutions. He is most recently from Dartmouth College, where he was the executive director of the $25 million Dartmouth College Fund. He prepared for college at St. Andrew’s College in Ontario, Canada, and is a graduate of St. Lawrence University in New York. Mr. Caldwell lives in the Old Brick where he can often be heard practicing his bagpipes. He looks forward to meeting the Academy’s extended family at the spring receptions in Dedham, Portland and New York.

Working Out Six faculty members, 15 Middlers and 28 Upper Schoolers are “working” together to produce Hebron’s first school-wide musical. Working, based on the book by Studs Terkel, is built around a string of vignettes focusing mainly on blue collar workers. “The musical’s theme is really important,” said director Julie Middleton. “It exposes our students to jobs that many

of them are not close to, and the scenes range from jubilant to poignant.” Given the challenges of Hebron’s winter academic and athletic schedules, the vignette style of the musical makes rehearsing easier, allowing small groups to work together. Performances are scheduled for February 28 and March 1 at Sargent Gymnasium.

Norwich University; Kevin DeSorbo, Lehigh University; Danielle Gagne, Bennington College; Meghan Gillis, Bowdoin College; Laura Meyer, Elmira College; Corinne Nielsen, Roger Williams University.

MARCH 2 “To Tris, With Love” benefit concert at Sargent Gymnasium.

In the fall, Christo Sedgewick ’98 (right) performed at an Upper School Community Meeting. In December, two student musicians

APRIL 9 Hebron reception at the Dedham Country and Polo Club.

took center stage. Nate Harmon ’03 and Lee Barker ’03 premiered original compositions that they have been working on as part of their class in advanced music theory.

Nathan Harmon ’03 was named a Commended Student in the 2003 National Merit Scholarship Program. This award, presented by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, recognizes students for their exceptional academic promise.

Early Returns Congratulations to the following students, who were accepted early decision or early action to their first-choice colleges: Timothy Curtis,

F E B R U A RY 1 5 Cohen Chamber Music Concert. F E B R U A RY 2 8 & M A R C H 1 The musical Working, based on the book by Studs Terkel.

Arts Beat

Commended Student Announced

Events Calendar

APRIL 11–12 Board of Trustees meeting. APRIL 25 Board of Visitors meeting.

Christo Sedgewick ’98 performed at Community Meeting this fall.

APRIL 26 Cohen Chamber Music Concert. A P R I L 2 8 – M AY 2 Festival of the Arts.

Tunes for Tris On Sunday, March 2, 2003, the Royal River Chorus will present “To Tris, With Love” at Sargent Gymnasium. Proceeds from the concert will benefit Tris Draper ’03 and his family as well as the Ronald McDonald House in Boston. The concert lineup was in the planning stages at press time; other groups will participate. For more information, please e-mail concert organizer Leigh Kirchner at Celebrating together. A generation of Halford girls will find this scene familiar—it’s the annual Halford Dorm holiday party. Although it’s hard to spot Santa and Tiny the Elf in this picture, it looks like all the girls had a great time.

M AY 2 – 3 Spring Parents’ Weekend. M AY 2 Cum Laude Induction. M AY 3 Parents’ Association Spring Auction. M AY 1 5 Hebron reception at the Portland Country Club, Falmouth. M AY 2 3 Baccalaureate. M AY 2 4 Commencement. JUNE 6–7 Board of Trustees meeting. JUNE 11 Hebron reception at the New York Yacht Club, New York City. SEPTEMBER 19–20 Homecoming 2003. For more information, please call or e-mail Beverly Roy. 207-966-2100 ext. 266.

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the sports page Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer: special teams For Hebron’s varsity soccer teams, the 2002 season ended with extraordinary experiences and achievements. For the first time in memory, both the girls’ and boys’ teams were selected for New England Tournament competition. Played over the course of a week in November, the NEPSAC soccer tournament brings together the top eight teams by school size in the New England states. This year’s Hebron teams took similar routes to the tournament. Both established a strong record in MAISAD play as the girls defeated Kents Hill School 6-1 in their final game to claim the title. The boys, bolstered by important out-of-state wins over New Hampton and Tilton, played strongly in the MAISAD tourney before succumbing to the Hyde School in the semi-final. However, their season was viewed favorably by the selection committee, and like the girls, the Hebron boys entered the NEPSAC tournament seeded sixth. Coach Jamie Roche ’95 found the position of underdog familiar, for his 1994 team also entered the tournament in the sixth position. Both Hebron teams played in the quarterfinal games on November 13, the girls matched against St. Margaret’s McTernan School of Connecticut in a game played at Groton, Massachusetts. In the wet and cold, the girls fell behind by a goal in the first half and found their situation more dire when St. Margaret’s scored early in the second period to take a two goal advantage. Undaunted, Hebron played with determination, and Danielle Dawson ’04 tallied a first goal for Hebron. Cindy


Lebel ’04 added a second goal to tie the game, and Hebron seemed to hold a slight territorial advantage in furious play. Hebron mounted a terrific attack in the final minutes of play and had several quality shots on goal; however, on a sudden burst from the defensive end, St. Margaret’s managed to clear the ball and scored on a fast breaking goal with less than a minute remaining in the game. While sad to lose, the final was a terrific game to watch and a wonderful effort by the Hebron girls. To advance, the team had been undefeated in MAISAD League play, had received the first New England bid by a Hebron girls’ team and had nearly upset the eventual winners of the NEPSAC final. Despite their loss to Hyde School in the MAISAD Tournament, the boys earned their NEPSAC Class C bid based on their overall season record. Also seeded sixth, they played the third seed, Berwick Academy, at Berwick. On game day in southern Maine, there was snow on the field and a driving wind from the east. Down to the Bulldogs after a fine goal scored from the right side, the Hebron boys pressured the Berwick end and evened the score when Dai Miyajima ’04 was pulled down in the penalty area and converted the subsequent penalty shot. Both teams were scoreless in the second half, and in the cold and rain, the game went to overtime. With the wind now to their backs, the boys drove on the Berwick team and mounted pressure to the goal. With the ball centered from the right, Brett Bilodeau ’03 collected the feed in traffic and scored through a tangle of bodies.

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Stellar season play earned an All-New England team spot forKarl Augustin ’03.

The boys played Winchendon School in the semi-final round, the game again played at Berwick as a neutral site. And again there was snow and wet. This year’s Hebron team will be remembered as “the mudders” for they played no less than six contests in rain and sleet and snow. Evenly matched at the beginning, the Hebron boys were able to move the ball against a strong and talented Winchendon team. However, the Massachusetts team broke through again and again on the

skilled play of a forward line of international juniors. Indeed, the visitors seemed to make it a point to run up the score, and although suffering the worst defeat in memory, the Hebron boys maintained their poise and played a classy, sportsmanlike game against the eventual tournament winners. For the boys, the game represented their fourth NEPSAC bid in the last eight years. For coaches Roche and David Stonebraker, it was an opportunity to showcase again the tenacious play that has char-

the sports page acterized Hebron soccer over the years. Coach Roche ended each pre-game huddle with the command “to be the hardest working team today,” and through all the games, the Hebron Green played a disciplined “working man’s ball”. Seniors Adam Rousseau, Corey O’Neill and Karl Augustin earned All-New England recognition, and Karl ended his season with an invitation to play in the New England All-Star Game. Cross country: small numbers, big spirit This year, our cross-country team displayed an incredible amount of energy. We not only showed this on our ten-mile “strolls”, but on the race days as well. One could be sure that, though half a mile away, we could hear Kelly and Liz screaming... or cheering at people. We were also generally privileged to hear Andy’s banana song on the bus... again and again. We had many top finishes this year. At our MAISAD championship, Chelsea Lipham ’04 placed tenth, Jason Staats ’04 seventh and Lee Barker ’03 fourth. Lee also ran away with a

seventh place in the New England championships. Field Hockey: chix with stix This was a field hockey season that began with lots of promise. Though we had only a handful of returning players, our new team members brought added spirit and determination, and a willingness to contribute. After a sound loss to Brewster in our first game of the season, the team regrouped and started a run of very successful games. We played arch-rival Gould to a 0–0 tie on their home field and then faced a talented New Hampton team at home on the following weekend. This New Hampton game was perhaps the finest field hockey game a Hebron team has played in years. The girls played beautifully and skillfully, and avenged a 0–6 loss from the previous year with a 0–0 tie. This game, along with a 1–1 double-overtime tie with Gould at Homecoming, were exciting and satisfying, as was our convincing win against Kents Hill the following week. Though we already felt like we had earned several victories, the

Alumni/ae Hockey 2002: Tim Mailloux ’99, Andy Stephenson ’96 (hidden), John Stiller ’75, Jamie Roche ’95, George Dycio ’78, Brian Turgeon ’98, Brandon Russell ’98 Matt Turgeon ’99, Pat Taylor ’00, Chris Stewart ’02, Business Manager Jim Bisesti, English teacher Brian Jurek, Spanish teacher Jenna Hannibal.

Kents Hill game brought us our first “official” win of the season. Unfortunately, as the weather cooled after long weekend, so did our spirits. We lost a tough game by a single goal to Tilton, and disappointing losses to Holderness and Kents Hill followed. And, though we put up a fine effort in the MAISAD semifinal, we fell short of making the final game and playing for the league championship. That said, in many ways this was a successful season, one about which the team can be proud.

Football: united we stand This season truly was a unique one. It was a losing season, and a year when inexperience plagued the team. The boys not only battled a very competitive schedule, which included the eventual New England champs Holderness, they also battled the challenge of not having a great deal of size and depth. The boys in green ignored adversity, and improved each week. At the end of the season, it really showed how much work was put in, and they became a unified group. Everyone gave their best. These efforts resulted in a victory over Hyde, a competitive game with division champion Kents Hill, and an exciting league playoff game with Vermont Academy.

Teamwork is key, as the girls’ soccer team discovered during their exceptional 2002 season.

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Homecoming 2002 O

ver 150 alumni/ae and their families came back to Hebron in October 2002 for a full complement of activities. From the Homecoming concert on Friday night to the Reunion dinner on Saturday night, alumni/ae were able to catch up with old friends, visit the campus, meet together at Alumni/ae Convocation, and otherwise enjoy their time back on campus. Near right: Head of School John King and Britney Barboza, daughter of Camella Grimmo Barboza ’87. Far right: Once again, a dozen hardy souls joined cross country coach Gino Valeriani for a jaunt around the four-mile loop.

Class of 1952: Guy Cote, Robert Britton, Norman Rosenblum, Charles Longley, Phil Montgomery, Ralph Stevens.

Class of 1972: Hodie Holliday, Mark Savran, Regis Lepage, Bruce Hunter, Jeff Scott, Steve Gates, Matt Christensen.

Above: Proctor Jones ’42. Left: Three of the four daughters of Christopher and Carol Knaus Sneden ’77 cheer at the family soccer game before joining the fun themselves.


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Above: Trustee Steve Gates ’72 listens intently during the student panel. Right: Louise Roy ’05 and Lura DeSorbo ’05 help out with campus decorating.

Class of 1982: Bob Greaves, Maura Chernick MacKenzie, Joy Dubin Grossman, Ant Courtemanche, Mitchel Maidman, Jeffrey Hall, Tucker Cutler, Sam Pollard, Michelle Lenoue.

Class of 1987: John Emery ’88, Elizabeth Carey Lopeman Andrews, Polly Spadavecchia, Kristy Walker McKean, Fred Simonds, Emily Epstein Grogan, Manoj Andalkar, Camella Grimmo Barboza.


ivine intervention dried up the fine misting rain that began Friday night and threatened Saturday’s Homecoming events. Alumni/ae and friends were able to enjoy a classic New England autumn day, and if the foliage and the football team weren’t quite at their peak, renewing friendships and having fun more than compensated.

Far left: Robert Caldwell, Director for Advancement and External Relations, addresses alumni/ae at the Alumni/ae Convocation. Near left: Krista Clunie ’03 (daughter of Robert Clunie ’64) and Jordan Vallarelli ’03, do their part at the senior class car wash.

Save the Date

Homecoming 2003 September 19 and 20

Reunions for classes ending in 3 and 8

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Travels with Beverly

Germany, September 2002


rom Altensteig in the Black Forest to Zarrentin in the northeast, from Hamburg to Cologne to Marburg and Frankfurt to New Brunswick??; from Kat who was at Hebron last year to Martin who was here in 1978; from current parents to those of other years; to everyone in between and all the places in between—it was another wonderful Hebron Experience in Germany! It is always a pleasure to spend time with Germaid and Werner Reckling and to be a part of their family for a time. It was nice to be included in a birthday party and to be the invited pronunciation expert for the choir practicing for a concert of American Christmas music. Did anyone ever ask you what “giddy-up” means? It was a pleasure to visit with Dorothee Ziegler again, and to hear about her hopes of retiring to Scotland some year. During the long ride on the Autobahn from Altensteig to Zarrentin I carefully concentrated on the countryside and the many different European license plates instead of peeking at the speedometer. Zarrentin is a small town near a lake close to the former eastern border, probably as “centrally isolated” as the small town of Hebron. It was a lovely place for a wedding. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the handsome bridegroom,

the rest of the bride’s and groom’s families, and all the friends. Ostensibly the wedding was my first reason for this trip and I enjoyed the preparations, the actual events and always, the special people involved. I am looking forward to seeing the pictures of the wedding of Sonja Reckling ’92 and Tobias Gehlhaar; it was truly lovely. And I am anticipating the fun of helping Sonja show Tobias what Hebron looks like when they visit at Christmas.


ext on my itinerary was a train ride to Marburg. My friend Rosi, an exchange student my senior year at Northfield, lives in Marburg and she had agreed to host me for the rest of my stay. Somehow we missed each other as I disembarked from the train, and Rosi, a little worried about me, asked the conductor if there was “an American woman, gray hair, short, probably with a lot of luggage” on the train. To my great delight the conductor answered “There was no American woman on my train.” So even my few words of German helped! Rosi drove me to Cologne for a dinner meeting with other Hebron alumni/ae and thanks to the efforts of Mrs. Anne Ganske, we spent a most enjoyable time at the Alt Köln restaurant talking non-stop. Kat Koenig, who was at Hebron last year, says she misses Hebron people and school very much but she is studying hard! Meike Hoheisel ’02 and Anne Becker ’02 will finish their Abitur

Catching up with old friends at the Alt Köln. Anna Becker ’02, Verena Ganske ’01, Xenia Ramoglou ’96, Martin Kuchler ’78, Anne Ganske and Bev Leyden.


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Sonja Reckling ’92 and Tobias Gehlhaar.

this year and are planning ahead for University. Verena Ganske ’01 has started a nursing program prior to medical school. Xenia Ramoglou ’96 is her last year of law school, hard to believe that much time has passed! And Martin Kuchler ’78 just happened to be back in Germany from South Africa, and he and his father Alfred joined us for dinner. It was an exciting evening for me as I listened to their activities, hopes and plans for the future. Doris Weigand ’99 and a friend made a special trip to Marburg, driving over three hours, to come and see me. Her friend had just finished medical school and Dosi is just beginning medical school.


had hoped to finish my trip in Berlin but it didn’t work this time. However, it was my very great pleasure to speak on the telephone with Ania Berdel ’01, Meike Hebestreit ’87 and Lutz Dorner ’82. One of the things which pleased me the most was the fact that everyone is looking forward to coming back to Hebron Academy to help in celebrating the 200th anniversary of Hebron’s founding. Another is their idea of, and enthusiasm for, forming a Hebron European Council—wow! The day I left Frankfurt I shared a taxi with a couple from New Brunswick. As we exchanged names and pleasantries, we discovered that the woman had been the first grade teacher of one of our former Canadian students—small world again! Bev Leyden Alumni/ae Relations Coordinator

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Honorary member Viola Jasper writes, “I attended the 2002 Homecoming banquet with my son, Demas (Richard) Jasper ’54. We thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality shown us as well as the meal. My thanks to all for the warm welcome we received.”

Class Agent needed! To volunteer, call Ellen Augusta, Director of Annual Giving, at 207-9662100, ext. 231, or e-mail her at

1926 Our sympathies go to Albert Penley on the death of his wife Marietta in October.

1933 Class Agent: Newell F. Varney HCR#64, Box 900, Brooklin ME 04616 207-359-2162

1934 Newell Varney ’33 writes, “Having read my name in the Semester, I received a call, followed by a note, from Fred Cole. Considering the elapsed years, Fred sounded hale and very chipper, with everything apparently going well.”

1935 Ted Blaisdell writes, “I survived 3 wars as an Air Force pilot—World War II, Korea, Vietnam—that’s enough. My wife of 60 years passed away on 9/11/01—but a few of us are still alive!”

1936 Class Agent: Robert R. Ward PO Box 77, Moody ME 04054 207-646-7464


1938 S I X T Y- F I F T H


Class Agent: David Christison 7116 Cypress Creek Lane Charlotte NC 28210 704-556-7622 •

1939 Class Agent: Ed Simonds 4 Cammock Road Scarborough ME 04074 207-883-5834

1940 Class Agent: Gerald M. Tabenken 77 Arrowhead Cir., Ashland MA 01721 508-881-0600

1941 Class Agent: John A. MacDonald, Jr. 10 Foxglove Ct., Yarmouth ME 04096 207-846-3583 •

1942 Class Agent: Norman A. Cole PO Box 116, Sebago Lake ME 04075 207-787-3525 •



Class Agent: Gene Smith 7 Kingswood Drive Orangeburg NY 10962 914-359-7454 • In 2002, Joe Holman retired from his law practice at Farmington, where he joined his father, Currier Holman in 1951; which office was established by his grandfather, Joseph C. Holman, in 1864. He plans to do a lot of flyfishing, snowmobiling and some traveling.

Evergreens: Bob Piper ’37, Bill MacVane ’33, Allan Chase ’42, Proc Jones ’42, Kenneth Hendy ’42, Horace Moody ’42, Alden Boynton ’37.



Class Agent needed! To volunteer, call Ellen Augusta, Director of Annual Giving, at 207-9662100, ext. 231, or e-mail her at

Class Agent: Herbert Black 102 Cornell Drive, PO Box 1432 Dennisport MA 02639 508-394-8321 •

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Class Agent: Amory Houghton 34 Gables Drive, Yarmouth ME 04096 207-846-8942 • From Amory Houghton: Only Murray Black has managed to provide me with news from our class, although I did see and talk briefly with John Andrews. At my request Murray sent me an article about his diving exploits. It required two issues in Historical Diver magazine to cover them. A brief review follows: Murray Black is an acknowledged leader in early oil field diving. His career involves abalone diving, underwater blasting, pioneering offshore work, working deep air surface dives to over 300 feet and early gas working surface dives to over 500 feet. Murray is recognized as one of America’s most colorful divers. He lives in Eva Gabor’s former house in Bel Air, CA, which he now owns. The article pretty much captures Murray’s style…brash, confident, assured and with a willingness to go for the gold. His success was summed up in five steps. The fifth appears to be most important and describes Murray to a T, “You have to have the guts to take advantage of the opportunity. I’ve lived by that.” he said. If you ever get your hands on the 2001 spring and summer issues of Historical Diver magazine you will find it fascinating reading. Frankly, I’ll bet a book on Murray’s life would be a spectacular read. Murray, go for it!

Edward Johnson writes, “Carpe diem is our by-word! We are continuing to enjoy a healthy ‘retirement’ here in New Hampshire, thoroughly engaged in squeezing out the marrow from each day! Habitat for Humanity, grandchildren and travel leave no time for boredom!” ■ Our sympathies to Sylvia and Joe Robinson on the death of their son CDR (Select) Thomas Lewis Robinson in October. At the time of his death, CDR Robinson was the executive officer of the USS Paul Hamilton, in port in Bahrein.

1950 Class Agent: Richard H. Lancaster 10 Brookmere, Brunswick ME 04011 207-725-6075 Bill Kany writes, “I received an honorary degree of associate in science in business administration from York County Technical College in May 2002.”

Save the Date Homecoming 2003 September 19–20

Bill MacVane ’33

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to Florida to be close to relatives and enjoy the warmer temperatures.” ■ John Rocray is “still practicing law.”

Class Agent: Edward L. Ruegg PO Box 242, North Haven ME 04853 207-867-4472 • October to May: PO Box 3111, Carefree AZ 85377 480-488-5004 George Collins writes, “We have moved


1952 Class Agent: Philip H. Montgomery 14 Ragged Mountain Road Camden ME 04843 207-236-8406 •


Class Agent: Dean E. Ridlon 225 Nehoiden St., Needham MA 02494 781-444-5736

1954 Class Agent: Bruce J. Spaulding 14215 Kellywood Lane Houston TX 77079 713-493-6663 • Demas Jasper writes, “Empty nesters now, so the focus moves outside the walls, for we have the good fortune that our five children actually turned out to be adults of unlimited potentials. Eleven grandchildren and the drumbeat has just begun. We are so thankful to have healthy lives with potentials of our own.”

1955 Board chair Judy Ryan presents the 2002 Distinguished Service Award to Bob McCormack ’62.

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2002 Distinguished Service Award Whereas, Robert A. McCormack, Hebron Class of 1962, received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his Masters of Business Administration degree from Columbia University, sound preparation for a lifetime of enterprise and leadership; and whereas, he embarked on a career in international business by service to his country and other nations as a Peace Corps volunteer and administrator in Columbia and Barbados; and whereas, through Citibank he continued to work towards the greater good of developing nations as a banker to governments and in restructuring debt in Jamaica, Venezuela, Guatemala, Panama, Puerto Rico and Singapore; and whereas, he has maintained his commitment to education by mentoring colleagues at Citibank and by membership on the boards of Columbia University, Claremont Graduate School of California and Hebron Academy; and whereas, he was instrumental in funding technology improvements at Hebron Academy through the issuing of a challenge grant; and keeps the memory of class president David Phemister alive through continued support of the Phemister Fund; and whereas, since retiring from Citibank, he is drawing upon his life’s experiences by promoting the careers and talents of local artisans as he works to redevelop and beautify communities in South Carolina and Florida; therefore, be it resolved that today Hebron Academy honors one of her sons, Robert A. McCormack, by presenting this 18th Distinguished Service Award on this, the 5th day of October, 2002.


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Class Agent: Richard J. Parker 2 Vision Drive, Natick MA 01760 Kent Savel writes, “Since retiring, my wife Paula and I have traveled extensively, mostly way up north. Labrador, Newfoundland and Alaska have been recent trips. In recent winters I’ve volunteered at the Virgin Islands National Park—St. John, mainly in preColumbian archaeology. This summer I started volunteering at the Cape Cod National Seashore giving lighthouse tours.” ■ Edward Simpson is still practicing as a trial lawyer in San Francisco.

1956 Class Agent: Paul F. Drouin 104 Pleasant St., Hyannis MA 02601 508-790-7900

1957 Class Agent: S. Mason Pratt, Jr. Unit 44, 45 Eastern Promenade Portland ME 04102 207-774-0079

1958 F O R T Y- F I F T H


Class Agent: Leonard C. Lee 3450 Marigold Dr., Prescott AZ 86305 520-778-4631 •

Save the Date Homecoming 2003 September 19–20

1959 Class Agent: Bernard L. Helm 1502 West Thomas Street Rocky Mount NC 27804 252-985-7601 • William Bearse writes, “Daughter Emily is a freshman at St. Lawrence University. Son Asa a sophomore at Gould Academy. Wife the executive director of Deertrees Theater and Cultural Center. All love skiing, golf and living in Maine.” ■ James Harberson writes, “My son Justin graduated from medical school (Temple) in May 2002 and he is now doing an internal medicine residency at Temple Hospital. My son Jim teaches online for a law school, writes op-ed pieces for the Arizona Republic and does some work for various Phoenix, AZ, lawyers. I have four more years in my judge’s term. P.S. I had two holes-in-one this summer, making 6 overall.” ■ Our sympathies go to Bernard Helm whose mother died in October.

1960 Class Agent: John H. Halford, III 472 High Rock St., Needham MA 02494 781-444-1852 •

1961 Class Agent needed! To volunteer, call Ellen Augusta, Director of Annual Giving, at 207-9662100, ext. 231, or e-mail her at

1962 Class Agent: Gordon M. Gillies, Esq. Hebron Academy, Hebron ME 04238 207-966-3131 Our thoughts are with David and Stephen Hartgen on the death of their father in November, and with Phil Trundy, who lost his father in September.

class notes 1963 FORTIETH


Class Agent: Will Harding 41 Mitchell Hill Road, Lyme CT 06371 860-434-1418 Winter Residence: 4500 Clear Lake Drive Gainesville, FL 32607 352-378-2540

1964 Class Agent: John R. Giger 152 Whiley Road, Groton MA 01450 978-448-9628 (before 9:00 p.m.) John Thibodeau writes, “Have been active in national movement for prescription privileges to be granted to Ph.D. psychologists. Invited to address largest national group of prescribing psychologists at annual meeting of the Prescribing Psychologists’ Register in Los Angeles in March 2003. Continue to direct nationally accredited psychology internship program at the Albany Medical College, Albany, NY. Represented class of ’64 at the graduation of the late Bob MacPherson’s son Ross from Martha’s Vineyard High School in June.”

1965 Class Agent: Greg Boardman 697 Union St., Duxbury MA 02332 781-837-1925 •

1966 Class Agent: Harvey L. Lowd 4233 Lupton Ct., High Point NC 27262 336-883-7048 •

Bev Leyden and Bruce Hunter ’72.

1967 Class Agent needed! To volunteer, call Ellen Augusta, Director of Annual Giving, at 207-9662100, ext. 231, or e-mail her at Bob McFarland is a construction manager for a Hawaian company which builds military housing. Bob reports that he has played soccer almost every Sunday since 1972 and that he and Liz enjoy biking, sailing and cooking.

1968 T H I R T Y- F I F T H


Boston American Jewish Committee for their work with a number of groups, including the Anti-Defamation League. ■ Our thoughts are with Harvey Lipman on the loss of his mother in September.

Boston Area



Class Agent: Stephen R. Gates 44 Cutler Road, Andover MA 01810 978-470-1547 • Our sympathies go to Steven Mervis on the death of his father in August, and to Mark Savran whose mother died in November.

107 Knickerbocker Rd., Pittsford NY 14534 716-586-8528 • Our sympathies to Walter Wieners on the death of his father in December.

1969 Class Agent: Jonathan G. Moll 536 Bair Road, Berwyn PA 19312 610-296-9749 • In November, artist Joe Kaknes presented a one-man show about Vincent Van Gogh at the Firehouse Center in Gloucester. ■ Jonathan Moll is president of Flotran Pneu-Draulics in Pennsylvania.

1970 Class Agent: J. Craig Clark, Jr. PO Box 209, Rindge NH 03461 603-899-6103 • Tim Braddock is general manager of the Cincinnati Riverhawks professional soccer club. Daughter Kristin is a freshman at Palm Beach Atlantic; son Paul is a freshman at Milford High School (OH) and a JV soccer goal keeper. ■ Our sympathies go to Ronald Bishop on the death of his mother in August, and to John Scamman whose wife, Nancy Cray, died in July “after living gracefully for 6 years with breast cancer.”

1971 Class Agent: Harvey A. Lipman 41 River Locks Rd., Kennebunk ME 04043 207-967-2177 Charles Glovsky and his brothers were honored recently at a dinner of the Greater

April 9, 2003 6:00–8:00 p.m. Dedham Country and Polo Club Hosted by Susy and Dean Ridlon ’53

Portland Area Thursday,


Class Agent: Robert L. Lowenthal, Jr.

Spring 2003 Events

May 15, 2003



Class Agent: G.M. Nicholas Carter 59 Wesskum Wood Road Riverside CT 06878 203-698-1420 •

5:30–7:30 p.m. Portland Country Club Hosted by Ann and Ted Noyes ’58

New York City Wednesday,

Our sympathies go to Holly Greene whose mother died in August.

1974 Class Agent: Alan G. Norris 7515 Collins Meade Way Kingstowne VA 22315 703-922-0141 • Mark Jorgensen writes, “President of successful landscape construction company on coast of Maine. Had dinner with Mike Ault-Feldman, Peter Simmons and Bill Linnell recently, and see Roger Clark and his family at their home in Popham Beach. Off to Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro for the holidays.”

1975 Class Agent: Ellen L. Augusta Hebron Academy, Hebron ME 04238 207-966-2100

1976 Class Agent: C. Reed Chapman 83 Zion-Wertsville Rd. Skillman NJ 08558 609-333-0302 • Jim Oaks is still on active duty with the U.S. Coast Guard and plans to retire in 2006. He says he recently took up scuba diving with

June 11, 2003 6:00–8:00 p.m. New York Yacht Club Hosted by Rogina and Steve Jeffries ’79 For more information, please call or e-mail Beverly Roy. 207-966-2100 ext.

his children. Daughter Betty Jean is attending Virginia Intermont College. ■ Rebecca Webber writes, “Am loving life: kids, dog, cats, skiing, running, hiking, friends, working, neighbors—and running the ‘party house’ for 5- to 8-year-olds. And my mentor is still my senior year Hebron English teacher. Thank you, Hebron!”

1977 Class Agent: Carolyn E. Adams 12 Pine Island Court Hilton Head Island SC 29928 803-363-6720 • Robert Ryan is now a partner at the law firm of Bassi, Martini and Blum in San Francisco. ■ Susan Shaver Loyd is in her second year of teaching at Westover School in Middlebury, CT, where her daughter Carrie is a sophomore. Son Colin is in fifth grade at Rumsey Hall. She was sorry to miss the 25th, but was busy with her sister Laurie Shaver Correll ’79 who just had a baby.

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1979 To Andy and Laurie Shaver Correll, a daughter, Abigail Grace Correll.

Class Agent: Geoff Clark 79 Bramhall St. 2A, Portland ME 04102 207-772-8005

1983 To Benjamin Post and Sharon LakePost, a daughter, Riley Olivia LakePost, on September 10, 2002.

1984 To Lisa and Stephen Liberty, a daughter, Delaney Jane, born August 2, 2002, “making three daughters, all Hebron bound.”

1987 To Michael and Susan Taylor-Lekborg, a son, Gunnar, on December 1, 1999, and a son, Cooper, on December 15, 2002.

1988 To Thomas and Kate Albin Lindberg, a son, E. Carter Lindberg, born June 19, 2002.

1979 Class Agent: B. Tucker Thompson 749 Princes Point Road Yarmouth ME 04096 207-846-4175 Gena Canning Gibbons writes, “I always enjoy running into my friends from Hebron and have the good fortune of seeing all of the Damon clan on Heron Island. Our twoyear-old son Christopher continues to delight and amaze us.” ■ Jane Harris Ash is director of development for the Westport River Watershed Alliance in Westport, MA.

1980 Class Agent: Judith Hill Whalen 443 MacKenzie Way, Franklin TN 37064 615-599-2644 •


To Nella and Michael Weaver, a son, Augustas Garrett Weaver.

Class Agent: Mark L. Stevens 215 Melrose Street Auburndale MA 02466 617-969-7431 •

1990 To Andrea and Joe Camporesi, a daughter, Summer Rose. To Chris and Cathy Fritz Cook, a daughter, Danielle, on September 16, 2002.

Linda and Rob Quarles have just moved into a new house. Rob is still working for Fiberglass Services and singing in two choirs. He and Linda toured Europe with a choir in 2001 and are planning another trip for 2004. He says hello to all his classmates.

1995 To Marisol Flores and Wil Aybar, a son, Wilson Esteban Aybar, Jr., on September 19, 2002. To Robert and Bethanne Robinson Graustein, a son, Robert Stewart Graustein II, on January 11, 2003.

1982 Class Agent: Joy Dubin Grossman c/o D&T Spinning, Inc. PO Box 467, Ludlow VT 05149 802-228-2925 •


Former Faculty To Ken and Jen Craig, a son, Darby Nathaniel Emerson Craig, on September 7, 2002. To Nancy and Eric Foushee, a son, Lane Thomas, on October 22, 2002.




Class Agent: Debra Beacham Bloomingdale 19 Pleasant St., Rockport MA 01966 978-546-9123 •

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1984 Class Agent: Deborah Schiavi Cote 18 Little Androscoggin Drive Auburn ME 04210 207-784-1590 •

1985 Class Agent: Eric T. Shediac 15 Century Street Medford MA 02155 781-391-1406 • Brian Curtin writes, “All is well. Staying very busy with a second business involving cellular tower work. Lots of traveling and great views. Would love to hear from classmates.”

1986 Class Agent: Carl Engel 7 Gerring Road, Gloucester MA 01930 978-283-1201 • Eddie Miller writes, “Love married life! Still working for Wal-Mart in the electronics department and doing computer repair work on the side.”

1987 Class Agent: Catherine Thoman Crowley 91 Central Park West #13F New York NY 10023 212-580-0465 • Following a stint as finance director for Maine Republican gubernatorial candidate Peter Chianchette, Bill Becker is now executive director at the Maine Heritage Policy Center. ■ Melissa Carroll writes, “My husband, John Eikenburg, Jr., and I are quickly learning about the legal profession. He’s a lawyer in corporate and securities and I work in media relations for Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. We try to get back to Maine once a year, but it’s never enough.” ■ Terry Combs provides high-level tech support for a large travel/tour corporation in Milwaukee, WI.



Class Agent: Matt McDonough PO Box 823, Bristol, RI 02809 401-253-3152 • Matt McDonough is very excited about his new position as director of graduate

admissions at Roger Williams.

1989 Class Agent: M. Hayes McCarthy PO Box 1412, N. Falmouth MA 02556 508-564-6877 • Amy Clark Honan writes, “Celebrated one year of marriage to Sean C. Honan on September 16, 2002. Having family and friends together for a joyous occasion just 5 days after the terrorist attacks was deeply meaningful. Attended the marriage of Jen Walker ’90 just 3 weeks later—what a special day! Congratulations to Andrea and Joe Camporesi ’90 on the birth of their first child, also to Chris and Cathy Fritz Cook ’90 on their second.”

1990 Class Agent: Jim Hill 300 N. Ashland Ave., Park Ridge IL 60068 773-860-6625 •

Spring 2003 Events Boston Area Wednesday,

April 9, 2003 6:00–8:00 p.m. Dedham Country and Polo Club Hosted by Susy and Dean Ridlon ’53

Portland Area Thursday,

May 15, 2003 5:30–7:30 p.m. Portland Country Club Hosted by Ann and Ted Noyes ’58

New York City Wednesday,

June 11, 2003 6:00–8:00 p.m. New York Yacht Club Hosted by Rogina and Steve Jeffries ’79 For more information, please call or e-mail Beverly Roy. 207-966-2100 ext.

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Audrey Barriault is teaching English at a private school in Japan for a year through the JET program.

Marriages 1975

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Mary Souza and John Stiller, on October 19, 2002.


Class Agent: Brian Toole Class of 2003 PO Box 11052 Annapolis MD 21412

Catching up. J.B. Kelly ’96 (hidden), Remy Maguire ’97, Jack Leyden, Scott Letourneau ’96, Tara Langelier ’96 and Alex Gillies ’96. Laurie Huntress is working as a family physician in North Conway, NH. She says she’s not too far from Matt Callahan and his family, and hopes her former classmates are doing well.

Bogota, internal medicine in Villingen/ Schwenningen and pediatrics in Davos.


Class Agent: Meredith L. Robinson Box 72137, Shishmaref, AK 99772

Class Agent needed! To volunteer, call Ellen Augusta, Director of Annual Giving, at 207-9662100, ext. 231, or e-mail her at

1992 Class Agent: Matthew A. Arsenault 1036B NW 25th St, Corvallis OR 97330 541-737-2847

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1995 U.S. Navy ensign Sara Keef is stationed in San Diego, CA.

1996 Class Agent: Irakly Areshidze 1332 Fifteenth St. N.W., Apt. B-4 Washington DC 20005 202-462-0405 Matthew Blondin is a member of the U.S. Air Force and is stationed in Jacobabad, Pakistan. ■ Patrick Grunau is in the final year of a three-year, three-country masters program in management.


Class Agent: Marko I. Radosavljevic 45 Hopper St., Pleasantville NY 10570 914-773-1719 •

1994 Class Agent: Daniel C. Rausch 27 Alpine Street, Apt. 6 Malden MA 02148 781-388-0715 Nate Ohler is at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. ■ Uli Terheggen is in the practical year of his medical training. He will study surgery in

1997 Class Agent needed! To volunteer, call Ellen Augusta, Director of Annual Giving, at 207-9662100, ext. 231, or e-mail her at

Save the Date Homecoming 2003

Eli Goodwin graduated from Cornell with a B.S. in landscape architecture. ■ Julia Isenbeck is living in Heidelberg and hopes to finish her studies at the university next year. ■ After earning her journalism degree, Karen Sanborn worked as the assignment editor for ABC-7 News in Bangor. She is now working towards a master’s in communications, taking classes and teaching a section of mass media writing. She is still music director for the campus radio station. ■ Audra Sherman scored the winning goal for Hofstra in the first round of the CAA tournament this fall. ■ Cori Verrill graduated from Union College with a double major in biology and modern languages.

1984 Gina M. Thibodeau and Ian J. Ormon, on July 20, 2002, in Charlotte, Vermont.

1987 Catherine “Cali” Brooks and Galen Crane, on September 21, 2002, in Lake Placid, New York.

1989 Susan McGlauflin and David Simpson, on August 3, 2002, in North Waterford.



Harmony Cline and Mark Bisson, on March 16, 2002, in Wiscasset.

Class Agent: Joe Patry 1000 G St. N.E. Washington DC 2002 202-397-5890

Michelle Nowinski and Stephen Brann, on August 10, 2002, in Gray.


Jenny Agnew was named to the spring dean’s list at the University of Vermont. She is co-captain of the women’s hockey team this season. She was also nominated for the 2003 Hockey Humanitarian Award, which recognizes college hockey’s finest citizen for his or her contributions to society in all areas. ■ Antioch student Johanna Kohout is working on a cocoa plantation in Ecuador. ■ Ed Van Bibber-Orr was named a Middlebury college scholar for academic excellence for the spring term.

Megan Duarte and Marshall Aikman, on June 1, 2002, in Poland, Maine.

1993 Jennifer Stuart and Marko Radosavljevic, on September 20, 2002, in Chappaqua, New York.

Faculty and Staff Barbara McWilliam and Jeff Thorpe, on June 1, 2002, in Reno, Nevada.

2000 Class Agent: Cori Hartman-Frey 483 Plains Road, Hollis ME 207-727-5283 • James Corrigan is majoring in creative writing at Eugene Lang College of the New School University in New York. He sees Noah Burns often at Columbia. ■ Amanda Murphy is spending her junior year in Madrid, Spain. ■ Lilian Steffens spent the

Former Faculty and Staff Laurie Belliveau and Shawn Rousseau, on August 17, 2002, in Manchester-bythe-Sea, Massachusetts.

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H last two weeks of September in Portugal. ■ Ben Stonebraker was named to the spring dean’s list at Colby College.

named to the spring dean’s list at Rollins College. ■ Jess Takach was named to the spring dean’s list at Wheaton College. ■ Suzan Tug graduated in June, spent a month in Turkey and is now working at an ice-lokal.

2001 Class Agent: Shy Laliberte PO Box 1034, Salem MA 01970 978-744-2443 •


Class Agent: Nick Leyden PO Box 324, Hebron ME 04238

Class Agents: Katie Curtis • Chris Dyer • Emily Geismar • James LeBlanc •

Dave Lisnik took a semester off to work in Alaska clearing power lines in the wilderness! ■ Colin Penley was named to the dean’s list at Middlebury College. ■ Jon Strout was

Congratulations to Jana Bugden who started her college career with a bang. Because of her outstanding goaltending for the Providence College Friars, she was

Obituaries 1932 Syd Borofsky died May 14, 2002. Following his graduation from Boston University, he coached the freshman and later the Boston University varsity hockey team. He was associated with his father’s textile business, M.J. Borofsky and Sons, Inc. in Boston, and he served in the Special Services branch of the U.S. Army during World War II as an athletic instructor. After his army discharge he and his family moved to Newton, Massachusetts, where he was one of the founders of the Newton East Little League and also managed the Oak Hill Cubs team. During these years he was also active as a professional musician, playing saxophone in dance bands, then accordion, and then as a cocktail lounge organist under his professional name of Syd Boro. Mr. Borofsky also owned a piano and organ store in Chestnut Hill called “Keyboard Music’ for several years, and later became keyboard sales manager for the Melody Ranch store chain. During the summer he and his family lived in Ogunquit, where he taught sailing on his sloop during the day and played piano and organ in the lounges of wellknown local restaurants in the evenings. Mr. Borofsky is survived by his wife, Frances, and a son, Jonathan. Charles H. Cahill, Jr. died January 4, 2003, in Brunswick. He was born in Portland, a son of Charles H. and Grace Woodbury Cahill. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Wentworth Institue, then worked for Bath Iron Works as a drafter and in the electrical department. In 1936 he married Maxine Elizabeth Wallace. In 1938 Mr. Cahill opened Cahill’s Service Station in Bath and was later joined by his son, Skip.


Mr. Cahill is survived by a daughter, Leilani J. Denno, two sons, Charles H. “Skip” Cahill, III and Bradley Cahill; his longtime friend and caregiver Mary Ellen Stanton; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. His wife and a sister predeceased him.

1935 Carl F. Davis died May 13, 2002, in Orono. He was born in Rumford, the son of Carl and Doris Parlin Davis. He graduated from the University of Maine as a mechanical engineer in 1939. Mr. Davis worked for Ingersoll Rand in New York and Detroit from 1939 to 1950 as a mechanical engineer, a general salesman and finally head of one of the product division sales departments. He and a friend purchased and operated the Barker Hotel on Mooselookmeguntic Lake in the summers of 1950 and 1951. He worked as a truck boss fro Stowell McGregor and was on the board of directors of Rumford Trust Co. Bank from 1952 to 1982. Both he and his wife were real estate brokers in Rangeley and Rumford from 1965 to 1987, and owned and operated Davis Marine from 1956 to 1987. Mr. Davis is survived by four daughters, Andrea d. Pitts, Marjorie D. Fagan, Deborah L. Davis and Cynthia D. Estes; a son, John W. Davis; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. His wife, Margaret Louise Grest and a sister, Barbara Straton Cunningham, predeceased him. Raymond W. Ledward, Sr. died July 4, 2002, in Carbondale, Pennsylvania. He was born in Westerly, Rhode Island, son of the late William H. and Elizabeth R. Thomson

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named Women’s Hockey East defensive player of the week on October 14, 2002, and co-rookie of the week on November 12. As the season progressed, Jana continues to garner rookie honors. ■ Chris Rogers was named Upstate College Athletic Association’s soccer rookie of the week in late October and named to the UCAA all-conference team.

the Maine Community Foundation. Bill is vice president for external affairs at Bates College. ■ Romy Marble recently retired from Thornton Academy. ■ David Rice is chairman of the Shrewsbury Planning Commission. Dorothy is actively teaching music and movement to young children. Rebecca is a lawyer in Rutland, VT, and Susan is a clinical social worker in Concord, MA.

Former Faculty Dave Buran was recently named senior vice president for external affairs at Albany Medical Center. ■ Bill Hiss was recently appointed to the Androscoggin County Fund advisory committee. The volunteer committee reviews grant proposals through

Ledward. He attended the University of Rhode Island. Mr. Ledward resided in Fairfield, New Jersey before his retirement and was employed by Curtis-Wright Corp, Screen Products Co. and Hayward Manufacturing Co. He was past president of the Belmont Fire Company, Pleasant Mountain Township; a life member and former captain of the West Essex First Aid Squad, West Essex, New Jersey; a member of the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Company and founding Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 7, Fairfield. He was a member of the Protestant faith. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Mr. Ledward is survived by his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth Kuzmack Ledward; a son, Raymond Ledward, Jr.; and five grandchildren. A brother, William Ledward, predeceased him.

1936 Hazen W. “Danny” Danforth died November 1, 2002, in Orono. He was born in Brewer, the son of Hazen W. and Hazel Worth Danforth. He attended the University of Maine and Husson College. Mr. Danforth skippered a vessel off the coast of Cape Cod during his World War II service with the Coast Guard. He was a second generation owner and manager of Danforth Bros. Hardware in Brewer for many years, and finished his working career installing industrial flooring. Mr. Danforth served on the Brewer city council, was an original member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, was a charter member of the Brewer Kiwanis, and the last living privileged member, having dedicated 60 years of service, and was involved in recreational youth athletics. In his retirement years he loved to travel and was never without his camera to shoot a photo of birds or flowers or sites of interest. Mr. Danforth is survived by his wife, Catherine “Kay” Piper Danforth; two sons, Hazen West Danforth and Fred C. Danforth; four

grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a brother, Donald Danforth.

1937 Oscar W. Riddle died August 28, 2002, in Portland. He was born in Rangeley in 1918, the son of Harry C. and Bessey Oakes Riddle. He graduated from the University of Maine at Orono with an engineering degree. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Riddle flew A-26 aircraft for the U.S. Air Force. For many years he worked as a forester and scaler for Seven Islands Land Co. He served for eight years as town manager of Rangeley, his beloved home town. Mr. Riddle attended the Church of the Good Shepherd and was a member of the Kemankeag Masonic Lodge No. 213 of Rangeley. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, skiing and ice boating. He is survived by his wife Barbara Harnden Riddle; a son, David Riddle; a daughter, Nancy Roux; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A sister, Grace Stewart, predeceased him.

1939 Royce Abbott died September 28, 2002, in Prescott Valley, Arizona, from complications following a sudden illness in July. He was born in Lewiston, the third son of Charles Cushman and Margaret Ham Abbott. In 1941 he graduated from Becker Junior College with a degree in business communication. He married Nancy Carol Harrington in 1942. From 1942 to 1946 he served in Newfoundland in the U.S. Army Air Corps, then worked in typewriter and automobile sales for 10 years. An avid golfer, he began Abbott’s Golf Range on Upper Main Street in Lewiston, then served as golf pro at Boothbay Country Club, Val Halla Country Club in Cumberland Center, and Bath Country Club. He also worked as

class notes assistant pro at two courses in Phoenix, Arizona, during the winter months from 1962 to 1972; moving to Phoenix permanently in 1978. Holder of many golf titles, Mr. Abbott was elected to the Maine Golf and the Auburn-Lewiston Sports Halls of Fame in the 1990s. He was also a member of the Professional Golfers Association. Mr. Abbott is survived by a son, Thomas Abbott, and numerous nieces and nephews. His wife, two brothers and a sister predeceased him.

1942 Carl V. Shaw, Sr. died June 24, 2002, in Norway. He was born in South Paris in 1924, son of Judge Harry and Alice Allen Shaw. He was active in the Boy Scouts and became an Eagle Scout. He attended South Paris High School and graduated from Hebron Academy. While in school he was an avid baseball player and was scheduled for a tryout with the Brooklyn Dodgers when World War II intervened. Stationed in the Philippines, he faithfully served his country in the Army during the war. Mr. Shaw graduated from Springfield College in 1949 and received his master’s in administration from Keene State College. From 1949 to 1952 he taught school in Jonesport, he then worked for the YMCA for four years before moving to New Hampshire, where he taught school and was principal in Wilton and Bedford. He then sold insurance before returning to teaching in Hollis, New Hampshire, retiring in the mid-1980s and returning to South Paris. After retiring, Mr. Shaw taught adult education classes in SAD 17 and the Auburn/Lewiston vocational school. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed fly fishing and hunting. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Elizabeth Mathews Shaw; two sons, Carl Shaw, Jr. and David M. Shaw; two daughters, Elizabeth Prior and Susan Lee Knopka; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A son, Peter John Shaw, predeceased him.

1951 Herbert B. Hubbell, Jr. died March 1, 2002, in Woodbridge, Connecticut, after a brief illness. He was born in New Haven in 1932, son of Katherine Mahan Hubbell and the late Herbert B. Hubbell. He was educated at Cornell University and served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Hubbell received a master’s in business from the University of Bridgeport, was a vice president of the former First New Haven Bank and went on to enjoy a successful career as an independent businessman. In his later years, he and his wife were popularly known as the owners and proprietors of Merry Mountain Farm. He was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman who always enjoyed life to its

fullest. Mr. Hubbell is survived by his wife, Carol DuPaul Hubbell; two sons, David R. Hubbell and Peter B. Hubbell; a sister, Georgiana Sorenson; and five grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Robert R. Hubbell.

1953 David B. Danforth died June 25, 2002, at his home in Hingham, Massachusetts. He was born in Boston, the son of Clifford and Phyllis Oakman Danforth. Mr. Danforth earned a degree in English and history at Cornell University and a law degree from Virginia School of Law. He then earned a master’s degree from Boston University. He was a tax attorney for John Hancock Life Insurance of Boston for more than 35 years, retiring in 1998. He was a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Hingham Yacht Club and the advisory board of Hingham. He was a communicant and former vestry member of St. John the Evangelist Church in Hingham. Mr. Danforth is survived by his wife, Deborah Thomas Danforth; two sons, Thomas B. Danforth ’80 and William M. Danforth; a daughter, Elizabeth T. Hoffman; and four grandchildren.

1956 Anthony S. “Tony” Bok died June 11, 2002, in Camden. He was born in Philadelphia, the son of Cary W. and Helen Boericke Bok. He received his B.A. from Lawrence University in 1960. He married Mary Hall in 1963. The couple lived on Vinalhaven and later North Haven, where Mr. Bok was teacher and principal of the North Haven school for 6 years. After moving back to the mainland he became active in organic farming, joining and becoming an officer in the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. He served as a volunteer EMT with the Camden First Aid Association for 18 years and led a medical team to Honduras to provide medical and dental care to remote villages. He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Camden for many years. He served as president of the Vesper Hill Foundation/Children’s Chapel and a member of the board of directors of the Bok Tower Gardens in Florida. For many years Mr. Bok was a member of the Quasi Modal Chorus. He also sang with the January Men. He began showing symptoms of ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease and became an enthusiastic member of the Maine support group for ALS patients and families in Augusta. Mr. Bok is survived by his wife; two daughters, Elizabeth Kordek and Shannon Orestis; a son, Gideon Bok; a brother, Gordon Bok ’57; his stepmother, Stormy Bok; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.


1962 Jock R. Roy died August 20, 2002, of cardiac arrest after collapsing at his Duxbury, Massachusetts home. He excelled in football and baseball while at Hebron. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Denver, where he pitched for the baseball team. He earned a master’s in education and literature from Boston University. Mr. Roy was a partner in the Newton-based air pollution control company, Air Tek, founded by his father, John. He was also a partner in the family’s electrical utility, the Continental Cogeneration Co., which operated power plants in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He was also part-owner of the family’s Cohasset Harbor Inn, formerly Kimball’s-by-the-Sea. Mr. Roy worked with students and young adults starting out in business and was an advisor to Mocularware, a bioinformatics company. An avid gardener and skier, Mr. Roy also traveled extensively with his wife, Beatrice. He is survived by his wife; a son, Chad Jackson; his mother, Mary Louise Roy; two brothers, Stephen B. Roy and Peter A. Roy; and two sisters, Jane L. Roy and Ellen S. Roy.

1965 David C. Rayner died October 29, 2002, in Portland. He was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, and graduated from the University of Maine. Mr. Rayner worked for the state of Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Department for 31 years, including 29 years at the Gov. Hill Fish Hatchery in Augusta. He enjoyed snowboarding, boating and bird watching. Mr. Rayner is survived by his wife of 21 years, Cynthia Theriault Rayner; his mother, Helena D. Rayner, a brother, Robert Rayner; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

1966 Alan Clark Miller died October 7, 2002, in Lewiston, Maine, following a long illness. Mr. Miller was born in Boston, the son of Clark F. and Beryl J. Kemp Miller. He received his training as a radiologic technologist at St. Mary’s Hospital and his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of New Hampshire. Over the years he taught at and directed a number of schools of radiologic technology. He was most recently the founder and director of the school of radiologic technology at Moultrie Technical Institute in Moultrie, Georgia. Mr. Miller’s interests included teaching his students, writing, boats of all sorts, antiques, cooking, singing, camping and a series of beloved golden retrievers and cats. He is survived by his wife, Gail Hemmingway Miller; his mother; sisters Anita White and Elisabeth Blackwood; and

numerous other relatives including nephews Tobin White ’90, Christopher White ’93 and Jeremy Blackwood ’94, and niece Rebecca Blackwood ’98.

2001 Michele N. Fortier died September 23, 2002, of injuries suffered when she was struck by an automobile in Kasteel Well, The Netherlands. She was born in Portland in 1982, a daughter of Richard and Cheryl Fortier. Michele loved music and dance. She spent many hours at the Dance Center in Lewiston with Elizabeth Hanson and studied piano with Beth Barefoot Jones and Forest Perkins. She was a member of Hebron’s a cappella group, the Hebeegeebees. Her enthusiasm for the arts led her to Emerson College where she studied piano and participated in extracurricular film projects, both in production and acting. She was in Europe studying at the Emerson College Castle Well program at the time of her death. Michele is survived by her parents; her sister Nicole Fortier ’00; her grandfather, Richard Fortier; her grandmother, Barbara Eaton; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and many dear friends.

Former Faculty and Staff Matti Vaino Heikkinen died October 3, 2002, in Norway, Maine, following a long illness. He was born in Lentiira, Finland, the son of Kalle and Anna Huotari Heikkinen. He served in the Winter War of 1939 and the Continuation War until 1944, for which he received medals of commendation and bravery. He immigrated to this country in 1951 from Kuhmo, Finland and was very proud to be a Finnish American. He married Sylvia S. Kuvaha in 1954. Mr. Heikkinnen worked as a cook at Hebron Academy, at the Oxford Pickle Company, as a heavy equipment operator, and at Cornwall Industries. He enjoyed skiing, hunting, fishing and gardening. He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Ann Heikkinen Fernald ’76; a son, Thomas Heikkinen ’73; a brother and many nieces and nephews.

Other Deaths Morton M. Jenkins ’30, October 22, 2002. Russell J. Hauck ’34, on April 19, 2002, after a brief illness. Thomas Stuart Welch ’38, November 23, 2001. Robert P. Murphy ’42, March 19, 2002. Edmund O. Rublee ’52, suddenly on August 31, 2002. Roger Wilson Magenau ’54, September 5, 2002. Ralph C. Aye, Jr. ’62, June 28, 2001.

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hebroniana Seeds of Love and Light Sow ye beside all waters The seeds of love and light, And train your sons and daughters To wisdom, truth and right; Open fresh founts of beauty Along life’s devious road; Fashion the soul to duty, And lead it up to God. Prepare the peaceful bowers Where opening mind shall wake, As rosebuds into flowers In blushing fragrance break; Water with skillful teaching The springing germs of thought Onward and heavenward reaching, With coming glory fraught. As priests, of God anointed, To keep this high behest, We take the charge appointed, To do such bidding blest; Here shall new gems be fitted With mild, fair light to shine, The toil, to us committed, The help, O God, is thine.

Hebron treasures. This manuscript copy of the Academy hymn is part of a trio of documents, framed together in the Bell-Lipman Archives. The other pieces include a manuscript copy of “America” and the note written by Rev. Samuel Smith to board chair Percival Bonney, referenced below.


ictured above is a manuscript copy of the Academy hymn, written in the hand of its author, the Reverend Samuel Francis Smith, a graduate of Andover Theological Seminary, a professor of languages at Colby College and a member of the American Baptist Missionary Union. Rev. Smith is better known, perhaps, as the author of the patriotic anthem “America.” In 1891, Hebron’s Board of Trustees approached Rev. Smith, then serving on the Visiting Committee of Colby College to Hebron Academy, and asked him to write a song for the dedication of the new school building. He graciously complied, noting in a letter to board chair Percival Bonney, “It is simple in structure, moves easily, and can be sung to the tune of ‘The morning light is breaking,’ which everybody knows.” Over a century later, Hebron students still sing the words Rev. Smith wrote for them. Today we may smile at the quaintness of the lyrics, with their nineteenth century flavor, but the images of nurture, growth, commitment and the search for knowledge are still true of Hebron Academy in 2003.

Homecoming 2002

Forty years never looked so good. Dudley Smith, Gordon Gillies, Bob McCormack, Dick FortĂŠ, Denny Galvin, Charlie Foss, Jim Austin, John Keedy, Michael Jones, Steve Lane, Bill Allen, Shell Evans and Don Bates.

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Homecoming 2002 | Germany, September 2002