61 A few final kudos before setting our 50th Reunion to rest. First, a mention to Jay Treadwell for managing catering for the weekend and being responsible for the food at our events. In addition, he arranged for the Sherwoods to entertain us and bring back memories of earlier days. And also, the "Anniversary Party" congratulating all of our classmates and their Cornell spouses was conceived and hosted by Marshall and Rosanna Romanelli Frank, who also arranged for the commemorative cake.
Now we immediately move forward to our 55th Reunion in 2016. Class President Peter Greenberg and wife Elke and Gerrit and Elizabeth White visited David Kessler in the northern Catskills during fall foliage season to enjoy the scenery and begin planning for our next event. Peter is working on plans for Cornell '61 mini-reunions beginning next year. David relates, "We had a wonderful barbecue at my place, toured the area (including towns that were devastated by Hurricane Irene), hiked up to scenic viewpoints overlooking the Hudson Valley, visited the Thomas Cole Museum (the originator of the Hudson River School of Painting), and enjoyed country dining in Hudson, NY, and in Greene County, NY. I'm certain we all remember how spectacular the fall can be in Upstate New York."
Recently I heard from Bobbie
Horowitz along with other author
classmates. “What a fab time!” writes Bobbie. “I’m thrilled
to Guest Star on the Colin Lively Radio Show, 'Here Women Talk' and will mention my book Find Your mini-Qs(?): Reveal the Slim, Strong,
Sexy Star You Truly Are! at Age 50, 60,
70, and Beyond. I know this will be
received a lengthy note from Dick DeTeresa, a teammate on our 5th year Mechanical Engineering
project. “Hope everything is going well
for you. I am retired after a 40-year
stint in my laminating business where we catered to the home furnishing trade. I am happily married with 8 grandchildren,
and enjoying retirement. Italians have
an expression, 'il dolce di
far niente', which means 'the sweetness of
doing nothing'. Not exactly a goal
for young engineering students, but after years of pressure business, it is a
great advantage to really enjoy the moment, and not be continually thinking
ahead of what must be done next. On a
sad front, I want to let you know that my best friend at Cornell, our fellow
ME student and scholar, Bob Carlson,
has died after a losing bout with leukemia.
Bob was the second highest achiever in our class, and had a long career
as a professor at Stanford, where he was imparting his knowledge from his
Cornell days. He was a truly great man
who died way before his time. Nice to
see you are still active at Cornell.
Thanks for the memories. Regards,
note from Hal Binyon. “After
My neighbor at The Landings in