We spent much of January and February at our pied-a-terre in Paris. The weather was surprisingly sunny and near
fifty degrees much of the time…most unusual.
And, the winter activity level was quite high with numerous concerts and
expositions. Following our arrival we
were able to enjoy the final Christmas lights still winking on the Champs
Elysees and the sights and sounds of the
Recently I received a note
from an old friend and fraternity brother Terry
Reuland, MS ‘63. He has retired from his medical practice in Cincinnati
and writes as follows. “Unfortunately we
missed the 45th reunion as family functions conflicted. We had recently
returned from Kansas City for my
50th high school reunion and it was satisfying to "connect some dots"
of life. We’re hoping to make our 50th at Ithaca.
We haven't maintained contact with many Cornell classmates except a few via
email and occasionally enjoy seeing Scon and Jean Travis Boccuti while visiting our grandchildren and son, who
is the administrator at Johns Hopkins. Retirement is filled with travel
and migration between our home near Cincinnati
and our summer home on Lake Geneva, WI
where we enjoy sailing and racing our Catalina 25, at which Debbie and I have
become fairly proficient. And then there
is golfing, which is another story. Maintaining two homes poses
challenges of budget versus our backs.
Our combined family of six children and five grandchildren keeps us both
busy and happy. Hope to see some Phi Psi's and fellow
Chem E's at the 50th.”
A few days later, Terry
forwarded an old composite photo of Spring Weekend ’58. Talk about ghosts from the past! Long busted out members of our freshman
class, fifth year engineers we hardly knew, and the dress of the young ladies
in long skirts and bobby socks. Déjà vu!
Ed Carrette checked in from Lago Vista, TX with an update accompanying his class dues. He writes that he recently obtained his Texas real estate license and has joined the firm
of Hankamer Commercial Brokers LLC in Houston. Ed continues that he is involved in hotel
real estate brokerage in Texas, Mexico
and Central America.
In addition, he is involved in the Cedar Park Rotary Club and does some recreational
flying. He can be reached at 8504 Bronco
Buster Trail; Lago Vista,
Maureen and Michael Hirsch wrote from their
yacht while cruising the Pacific. They had moored in Puerto
Vallarta for an undisclosed period. Michael recently retired from Orthopedic
Surgery. It appears they have their life on the right course.
George and Marcia Mugglin Seeley ’62 sent news from Pennsylvania. George is currently serving on the board of
the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh along with David Houggy. The choir is now in its 100th year
and performs regularly with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Another Pittsburgh
connection comes from Charlie McChesney,
living in Mars, PA. Charlie is the
director of the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale and Chairman of Concert
Production. His leisure pursuits include
skiing, sailing, and an investment club.
Robert Stamper writes from San Francisco,
where he is Director and Professor of Glaucoma Services at the UCSF School of
Medicine. He also is serving as
President of the Northern California Society for the Prevention of Blindness
and has recently lectured in Zurich, Singapore
Brenda Young Crawford and husband Tony DVM’62 are pursuing an interesting hobby and sport, high-speed
aviation. Brenda crewed at the 2007 Reno
National Championship Air Races while Tony flew his plane Chicks Delight to third place in the Sport Class Silver Division...
at 279 mph! In addition to aviation, Brenda is involved in travel and jewelry
We recently received a
release that Sam Greenblatt,
MD ’66, has been recognized
with the Lifetime Contribution Award by the International Society of the
History of Neurosciences at their annual meeting Los
Congratulations to Sam.
Judy Rensin Mandell
is currently spending her time as a freelance writer and traveling with
husband Jerry ’58, MD ‘62. They have celebrated 47 years of
marriage and entertain nine grandchildren (a class record?). Judy asked if anyone has news from Margo Zimmerman Fuld. Ellen Brock Narins writes that she is still involved in Public Accounting with
husband Dick although semi-retired. She is a Docent at the Millard Fillmore House
and a Trustee of The Aurora Historical Society.
Finally she asks, “Whatever happened to Micki Bertenthal?”
Lynn Rothenberg Kay chimes in that she and husband Richard ’58 continue to pursue their
leisure and professional lives. Lynn
is a medical assistant specializing in Crohn’s
disease and colitis. She also is
enjoying her role as grandmother to her grandsons from Andrew ’91, BA ’94,
and Steven ’94.
Also found in the mailbag was
a note from Joseph Santamaria,
BArch ‘62 . He is maintaining a 20-hour week schedule
with WHR architects, which leaves him time to indulge golf, tennis scuba diving and boating.
Joseph has logged more than 100 dives particularly in the Cozumel area.
He and wife Nancy recently celebrated their 40th anniversary
and continue their travel adventures.
As always, your class
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