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classNOTES George Laniado ’52 resides in Columbia, Md., after a 30-year career as a hospital administrative executive. Laniado will serve as a judge for a Maryland secondary school student competition.


Emily Lummer ’52 continues to be interested in American history. She recently traveled to the New York City area to visit all the Revolutionary War sites with the North Jersey American Revolution Round Table.

From the left, Marjorie Morgenstern Glassman ’49, Rosalind Palent Benedon ’48, Sharon Gootman Blumenthal ’47 and Adele Press Albert ’47 (not pictured) met at Montclair State College more than 65 years ago. They still remain friends to this day.

’50s Eleanor Bill Calvin ’51 was honored at a luncheon of the Bristol County Retired Teachers’ Association by the Edith Stewart Chase Foundation in October 2013. Through the years, she served as member, trustee, secretary and treasurer of this nonprofit group, which gives financial grants to retired Massachusetts teachers when unexpected needs arise.

Frank Gomba ’52 retired in 1999 after teaching chemistry at the U.S. Naval Academy for 43 years. He resides in Maryland with his wife of 55 years, Vivian Thompson ’54.

Len Nichols ’51 and his wife, Betty, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a party at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Stuart, Fla., in June.


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Joseph Moore ’59 MA will receive the GSEAA Distinguished Service Award from Rutgers University in recognition of his outstanding contributions to education. Moore is the author of Montclair State University: A Century of Triumph Over Circumstance, which he authored for the University’s centennial anniversary celebration. John Riordan ’59 is currently serving his second year as

Walter Veit ’57 and his wife, Irene Salvi ’60, divide their time between the San Francisco Bay area and Orlando, Fla. The Veits enjoy tennis, bicycling and traveling when they are not spending time with their eight grandchildren. They recently took a Eurail trip to Amsterdam, Prague and Budapest. founding chair of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Dean’s Advisory Council at Montclair State. Bill San Giacomo ’59, ’62 MA began his 42nd year as the head coach of men’s golf at Trine University in Angola, Ind. Margaret Faig Litke ’53,’56 MA retired in May 2013 after 43 years of teaching, the last 23 as an adjunct professor of ESL at Bergen Community College in Paramus, N.J. Pictured left to right are Diana Accardo Roberts ’53, Litke, Rosemary Sharkey Huber ’53 and Marian Salanitro Russo ’53.

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