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Beyond Cathedral

Class Notes Howard Esquirol: Spent

four years at Cathedral, from 1942 to 1946. Thirty-year career as a sales representative for Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, now Novartis. Spends summers in Apple Valley, Minnesota, and winters in Zephyr Hills, Florida. Many memories of Canon James Green, Headmaster, and Norman CokeJephcott, Choirmaster. Richard H. Leonard: Mr. Leonard has 35 years of finance and banking experience, principally with Donaldson Lufkin and Jenrette (today Credit Suisse) in both the United States and Hong Kong. He has made private equity investments in ventures across diverse geographies, including South Africa, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Haiti. Mr. Leonard was a founder of a Colombian energy services company and became active in agriculture during his regular visits to Latin America over a ten-year period. He served as a U.S. Marine officer and has degrees from Colgate and Georgetown Universities, as well as Columbia Business School. After spending 20 years overseas, he is very glad to have moved to Princeton, New Jersey. Mr. Leonard says, “I am very impressed by all of the changes at Cathedral, while preserving many of the traditions.”

1950

Bob Marble: Blessings and greetings from New Mexico! Life in New Mexico is good, although it took some getting used to upon first arrival here some 42 years ago. My wife and I look forward to attending the Santa Fe Opera every summer. Because of the years spent at Cathedral, I have come to really appreciate opera and look forward to every opera season. I continue to remember fondly my days at The Cathedral Choir School.

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1946

F R I E N D S G I V I N G has become a cherished tradition for members of the Class of 2013! From left to right, Jolie Brown, Tiffany Harris, Maya Jasinska, Alex Koo, Agnes Scotti, and Jake Eisner enjoy food and fellowship while reminiscing about their days at The Cathedral School.

1953

Charles Stannard: My

wife Linda and I winter in Bradenton, Florida, and summer in Clinton, Connecticut. I am well-retired after 37 years of teaching middle school math and 13 more years substituting. I’ve been a church organist and choir director for most of my adult life, having had my first organ lessons with Dr. Norman Coke-Jephcott at the Cathedral. I sing in the choir in both places when I’m not being a sub-organist. I also enjoy sailing in the summer on Long Island Sound and have chartered sailboats in the British Virgin Islands several times, the last this past May when our son and his family joined us.

1963

Raymond Short: I was in the last class to graduate from CCS when it was still a boarding school and recall many trips in double-file along that path, to and fro the school building and vast gray granite Cathedral. I ultimately went on to

graduate from Andover, Johns Hopkins, and Rhode Island School of Design. For many years I worked as a sculptor and painter, as well as an urban designer. In 1995, I decided—after seeing so many of my friends die of HIV-related illnesses— that life was too short to not do what I really had always wanted, which was to be an artist full-time. I moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2007. It gives me pleasure to see what a joyous place Cathedral has become.

1999

Alec Rivers: After Cathedral, I attended Cornell, then MIT for my PhD. My career then took a sharp left turn when I combined my computer science training with my hobby of woodworking and developed a new kind of robotic power tool. I co-founded a startup to bring the product to market and the tool is now for sale under the name Shaper Origin. I remember getting to combine my creative and engineering sides back in

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