Long-time Class Officer, Pauline Degenfelder, passed away on November 16, 2023. Read her obit here.
New indoor sports facility to honor classmate Peter Meinig.
Cornell's department of Athletics and Physical Education has announced plans to build an indoor sports and recreation facility on Tower Road. The facility will be called Meinig Fieldhouse in memory of former Board of Trustees chair and university benefactor Peter C. Meinig '61.
Doug Uhler and Sue Lewis to Serve as Class Co-Presidents
Regional Vice-Presidents Doug Uhler and Sue Lewis have agreed to serve as class Co-Presidents for the remainder of the terms of Dick Tatlow's and Jim Moore's Co-Presidencies (June 30, 2026). Their willingness to step forward and assume these positions after Dick's and Jim's tragic passings is greatly appreciated.
Class President, Jim Moore, passed away on June 24, 2023. Read his Obit here.
Class Officer and former Class President, Carol Gittlin Franklin, passed away on April 28, 2023. Read Jim Moore's report of her passing and her obit. Read Rosanna Frank's memoir.
Long-time Class Officer and Class Council member, David Kessler, passed away in January 2023. Read Obit here.
Class Co-President, Dick Tatlow, Passed Away, September 17, 2022
Richard H. Tatlow, 1939-2022
Read Class Co-President Jim Moore's comments here.
Read Dick Tatlow's Obit.
Dedication of Peter Meinig Reading Room
On June 10, 2022, the Peter Meinig Reading Room was dedicated at Olin Library, Room 303. Some 38 family members and classmates attended. Photos from the dedication can be viewed here and in the website Photo Gallery. There is further information on the event in the September /October 2022 Class Notes.
Modifications to "In Remembrance"
An up-to-date list of all deceased classmates is found in the "In Remembrance" section of this website. In order to make it easier to find the most recent entries, the word "Recent" has been inserted after each entry posted in the most recent six-month period. The "Recent" entries will be updated each month as new information becomes available.
Frank H.T. Rhodes Memorial
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