61 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 city. 


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, TX 78645.


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 and Caracas.


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 design.


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 Angeles.  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 correspondents need a steady flow of news for our column.  Drop us a note, an email or whatever. Your input can be sent to  Doug Fuss, 5 Pineside Lane, Savannah, GA 31411; e-mail, dougout@attglobal.net or Joanna McCully, 1607 Hilton Head Blvd., Lady Lake, FL 32159; e-mail, joannacelticlady@aol.com.