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CLASS NOTES
CLASS NOTES
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I talked to
Ed Dowling
and Liz Klimow ’59
about their five children. Chris, a colonel in the
Marines, was on his eleventh tour to the Middle
East; Eddie is a senior vice president in a high-
tech company in Georgia; John is project man-
ager for government contracts; Mat is with a
large government agency and travels the world;
and Diane is a school librarian in Texas. What an
outstanding group, and the grandchildren are all
student/athletes.
1957
Joyce Caldwell Rhodes ’57
5-C Oak Crest Court
Novato, CA 94947
415-892-9351
Next Reunion: 60
th
, 2017
Ina Rappe Wishner
has donated four of her
original watercolor paintings to St. Lawrence.
They hang in the Development Office inVilas Hall.
One of the paintings was done in
Louise Welton
Biernacki
and Bob ’56’s living room. Ever the art-
ist, Ina appreciates the yellow-green foliage and
raised curves on the trunks of the elderly trees
under which she walks daily on the older streets
of White Plains, N.Y.
After the death of her husband,
Bob Metcalf
, in
2009,
Rosamond Smith
moved to Concord, N.H.,
to be near a son. “Ro” has taught ESL to Mexican
adults and now volunteers as an advocate for chil-
dren. She travels with Friendship Tours and takes
her grandchildren. She observes, "St. Lawrence
taught us that you never stop learning. The liberal
arts curriculum creates curiosity."
Bob Smith
desires a joint reunion with '55 and
'56. He may contact you. Bob looks forward to
work each day, to hauling downed branches and
to shoveling snow, all because of his good health.
He and
Ralph Darling
are in contact.
Gulielma “Guli” Buckley Hendrickson
speaks
with great joy of her granddaughter Sarah, num-
ber one U.S. women's ski-jumper and number
two worldwide, who competed at Sochi in the
Olympic Games. Her picture has been featured
on Kellogg's Frosted Flakes boxes. Guli retired as
librarian for the McCullough Free Library in North
Bennington, Vt. She has been a tour guide for the
Robert Lincoln summer home, Hildene, in Man-
chester, Vt., for five years and a volunteer for the
North Bennington library. She sings alto in the
Bennington Hospice Chorale. A friend, Janet Lind-
sey Wilson '51, attends the same church as Guli,
who lives on a quiet street in Shaftsbury. Her chil-
dren live in Colorado and Utah.
Lois Skelding MacFarland
noted the April 2013
death of her husband,
Ralph “Packy,”
from a fall
outside their home. She taught high school in
Michigan, became a homemaker, and then did li-
brary work for 30 years in Massapequa, N.Y. Packy
worked for NBC in sports, primarily football and
golf. He retired in 2000.
Irv Langill
was present for the 55-56 and 56-57
men’s hockey teams’ induction into the St. Law-
rence Athletics Hall of Fame. He and his wife, Mary
Jane, still live on the farm outside Toronto.
Ginger Swensen McGall
retired in 1994 from
teaching high school math. She saw
Mary Ann
Shepard Darling
, who also studied math, about
two years ago. A lifelong swimmer, Ginger com-
peted in distance freestyle in the Senior Games
and continues swimming a half hour daily. With
the Fairfield Harbor Chorus of 60 voices, she sings
alto at nursing homes and other venues. Her
home is in eastern North Carolina.
Darrell Shattuck
reports that he is still alive
in Georgia and retired from the business of
making and packaging condiments and jellies
for fast food and concession outfits. He sold
Handypack to McCormick. Now he is busier
than ever with woodworking, creating custom
chairs, buffets and more. For a time, he was the
chairman of the Atlanta Boys Choir. He is very
proud of his son, who won an Emmy as execu-
tive director for the TV show “Madmen.” All four
children are doing well.
Martha Lake McDougald
received a master’s in
psychology from Bryn Mawr and then went into
private practice as a psychiatric social worker.
She volunteers as a special advocate for youth
without a voice, and finds this work rewarding.
She and her husband have a live farm in Penning-
ton, N.J., where they care for a Percheron horse,
a pony, a pet pig, a llama and an alpaca. They ar-
range for city children to visit their farm, andMary
helps raise money for youth programs and then
has the happy obligation to disperse it.
Donna Hines Laine
has been an English, special
education and “gifted” teacher. She also sold real
estate for several years. She went to the University
of North Carolina, where she was a teaching as-
sistant, and Duke for further degrees; purchased
the Sylvan Learning Center in Chapel Hill/Dur-
ham, where she taught; and has been employed
at Delk Department Store, in the china and crystal
department. She talks of retirement but is plan-
ning to learn Spanish, so she may teach English to
Spanish speakers in her area.
In preparation for a trip to Prague, Berlin and
Copenhagen in May with her husband, Jim,
Sue
Rich Parker
was asked to name two books she
would want with her if she had access to no other
books. Sue chose the collection of prose, plays
and poetry named
College Reading
, which we
had for English 101. She recalls her first reading of
"Barn Burning" byWilliam Faulkner.
With sadness we note the passing of several class-
mates. These friends and acquaintances enriched
our college days. For more on two of them, see
“In Memory.”
1958
Lennelle“Lennie”Dougherty McKinnon ’58
5 Jay Street
Canton, NY 13617
315-386-8216
Cell: 315-323-5267
Next Reunion: 60
th
, 2018
Summer is welcomed with open arms after a
long, harsh, record-setting winter in many parts
of the country. Golf, tennis, boating, fishing, loll-
ing in the hammock, or traveling on ice-free roads
to visit new places or old friends have brought
smiles to your faces, I know. At least that is how I
felt, and I escapedmuch of the ice, snow and cold.
The weather presented no problem for
Wendy
Colassard Segard
, who feels blessed and grate-
ful to live in beautiful Southern California. Since
our 50th reunion, she and her husband have
coped with some serious health challenges. Hap-
pily, new natural treatments have had significant
benefit and he is doing much better. A wonderful
family reunion was a treat for all when her daugh-
ter and family came from France and her son and
his family came from Oregon. Ania, the youngest
granddaughter, is following her parents into the
ballet world. She has participated in the summer
program at the Paris Opera Ballet School, and this
summer will dance in the New York City Ballet
and sing at Carnegie Hall with the Central Oregon
Youth Choir.
Wendy stays involved with her church and for
over 30 years has supported Songhai, an organi-
zation in Benin, Africa, that teaches and promotes
sustainable farming. She is making her own gar-
den more organic and harvests fruits from their
young trees.
Rod ’59 and
Dodie Potts Giltz
shared an eve-
ning with interesting and energetic St. Lawrence
friends at the home of Carol and Dick Munro in
Naples, Fla. Although no ’58ers were present,
Dodie met an SLU grad from her hometown of
Longmeadow, Mass. Charter Day, April 3, was cel-
ebrated in Bonita Springs at a gathering hosted
by Billy Warner '59 and Doris Kloppenburg Ferry
'56 and Bob '59.
In retirement,
Todd Ash
has been painting
genre oils of scenes on the lower Cape, and they
are showing at a local gallery. He says his studio
is filled with warmth, the sounds of Rush alter-
nating with the Beach Boys, and the aroma of
cigars out of the range of Rebecca. He speaks of
this with such satisfaction that it is easy to under-
stand his pleasure in retirement. He and Rebecca
see Liz and
Paul Fideler
often. Liz has written
her second book,
Men Still at Work
, an explora-
tion of the reasons why many men continue
to work well beyond the traditional retirement
age. I regret I missed her interview on NPR's "All
Things Considered" in March. Paul is professor
of history and humanities at Lesley University in
Cambridge, Mass.
Judy Lennon Cashman
and Vince '55 spent the
winter in Stuart, Fla., but took a steamboat trip up
theMississippi, which she agrees deserves the ad-
jective "muddy." Granddaughter Hazel has been
accepted by SLU, but had not made her decision
when Judy wrote. Since Hazel lives in Bellingham,
Wash., Judy is hoping she will come East and at
least they will be in the same time zone. Activities
they enjoy include golf for them both, gin rummy
for Vince, bridge for Judy, and much happiness
from the visits of grandchildren.
Another West Coaster,
Alexander Wallace
,
wrote to express his dismay about the chapel
fire, especially about the bells. It seems he had
wanted to be a bell-ringer, but was told the honor
was reserved for music students. Alexander con-
tinues to promote
The Carpenter and the Cross
,
and he is working on a new "tell-all" memoir,
God
& Bambi Made Me Gay and An Aetheist Too!
, which
he promises will name names.
Charlotte Hargrave Rounds
escaped the harsh
winter in Florida, but hurried north with a happy
heart to meet her third great-grandchild. Char-
lotte spent a most enjoyable day with
Ron Saw-
yer
in Bradenton. That must have been a newsy
lunch, catching up with one another after many
years. Charlotte enjoyed the last reunion and is al-
ready looking forward to the next one. That senti-
ment makes me very happy.
Jack and
B J Dunlap Erhard
were able to con-
nect with some classmates as they toured Florida
in their RV. In Vero Beach, they enjoyed spending
some time with
Sheila Carter Booker
and Hom-
er, and Craig '60 and
Jolene Holt Fuhrmann
,
who were renting there, having sold their home
and moved permanently to Indiana.
Claire McGarrahan Strang
's grandson Matt
Dudley graduated in May and has accepted an
opportunity in Abu Dhabi, deferring graduate
school for a year (for more on Matt, see the story
on language clubs in “On Campus”). I dislike the
prospect of losing visits from Claire several times
a year when she arrives on campus to hear Matt
perform with the Laurentian Singers or in the
Pub. Other good family news included her grand-
daughter Emma competing in the Decathlon
Nationals in Hawaii after her high school, Cazeno-
via, N.Y., won the state finals. We are still working
on a roommate reunion if we can just nab
Carol
"Scotty" Kleinsmith Newton
.
Talk of that reunion was on the agenda when
Phil and
Barbara Blair Nangle
visited me in
Orange Beach, Ala., in the spring. We replayed
and reviewed lots of good times and had some
rousing games of Mexican Train, a new addition
to my game repertoire last winter. They headed
farther south to visit a niece in Fort Myers and
finally find some warmer weather than they had
in North Carolina.
On the Gulf Coast, I spent a most interesting
lunch with
Ed Griffith
, who lives in Mobile. I have
contacted Ed almost every year, but this was our
first meeting in 55 years. Ed had returned to St.
Lawrence only once since our graduation, when
Dick Gilbert
was honored. Ed sang in the Lau-
rentian Singers under Mr. Gilbert, and expressed
great fondness for him. Like me, he was saddened
about the fire in the chapel.
Near the end of the time we shared, Ed asked me
if I knew
Danny Evans
. Well, of course I know
Dan, and I reassured Ed that he still plays piano.
With a chuckle, he shared a few stories about Dan.
I will not repeat them here, but I can't wait to see
Dan to check their veracity.
Many thanks to those of you who answered my
cry for help and contributed to this column. Now
the rest of you can take up the challenge and help
with the next one. It will be here before any of
us know it! Check out the SLU website to stay in
touch with all the happenings on campus, and to
check out classmates and other alumni.
1959
Linda Marlow Castle ’59
P.O. Box 766
420 Honeysuckle Hill
Lexington, VA 24450
540-460-2637
Next Reunion: 60
th
, 2019
On her Annual Fund pamphlet,
Gretchen Hauck
Wager
wrote, “Bruce and I very much enjoy our
life here in the Low Country outside of Beaufort,
S.C. Golf, bridge, traveling and great weather are
much a part of our lives.”
1960
AnnYounger Moore ’60
41 Brookside Drive
Wilbraham, MA 01095-2122
413-596-9335
Next Reunion: 55th, May 28-31, 2015
Sadly, the only news this issue is that of the pass-
ing of
Richard L. “Dick” Williams
. He was an
avid sportsman all of his life, enjoying skiing, hik-
ing, and water skiing. He leaves his devoted wife
of 32 years, Genie Shook Williams and daughter,
Wendy. After graduating from St. Lawrence, he
lived in New Hampshire, Colorado and, most
recently, Saddlebrooke, Ariz. He found great sat-
isfaction in his work as a hospice and hospital
volunteer.
Please send news! I can't write it if I don't hear
from you!
1961
Hulit Pressley Taylor ’61
1713 Surrey Lane, NW
Washington, DC 20007
202-625-0203
Next Reunion: 55
th
, 2016
Sandee Huebenthal Fleisher
took a won-
derful trip to Scotland with some friends in
October. They had time to thoroughly explore
Edinburgh and then she fell in love with the
Highlands and would love to see more. She
even tried haggis! This summer she plans to
visit her daughter in Alaska.
Last fall,
Jack Fancher
and Barbara stayed two
weeks in Provence and a week in Paris, visiting
the homes and studios of some of Jack’s favorite
painters. While there, he made a few paintings
and sketches, but relied more on his camera as
his sketchbook. Jack had a one-man art show in
November and sold a number of his paintings.
“I am very busy these days as a painter,” he said.
I could keep doing this for a very long time.” In
March, Jack and Barbara worked on the annual
gala fund-raiser for the Chestertown River Arts,
their local visual arts center.
Jim Heary,
his wife, Molly, and Luke, the dog,
spent January and February in Florida. After at-
tending the opera in Sarasota, they’ve become
dedicated opera fans. Jimwrote,“As a result of the
Class Notes my old friend Norman Wellen ’60n
called and we had a great dinner together remi-
niscing about our years at SLU.” Norm left after his
junior year to attend Fordham.
After 20 years,
Steve Anderson
stepped down
from managing partner of Marquis Advisory
Group, a tech consulting firm in San Francisco. An
Australian client of Marquis asked if hewouldhead
up their new U.S. subsidiary, Edutect, a K-12 cur-
riculum planning software company. So…Steve’s
retirement has been postponed! Last winter, he
and Barbara had a wonderful trip – a week on the
Amazon tributaries visiting villages and schools in
Peru and then on to Cusco and Machu Picchu.
Gene Hays
sees his good friend
Peter Foley
fairly often. Pete continues to travel the world
on business and was in China, where many of his
fishing gear products are produced. Gene and
Pete both continue to work full-time because
“it keeps us active and contributes to our 401K,
or in our language, cash flow! Self-employment
has its benefits.”
Jim Pritzker
and his wife spent the winter doing
lots of babysitting for their two youngest grand-
children. (Their older three are in college and high
school.) Additionally, they took some fabulous
courses at a local Senior Center that offers great
education programs. Jim always ends his emails
with“Hi to all of my classmates.”
Natalie Beaumont
spent most of March in
Santa Barbara visiting friends and family along
the Pacific coast. She plans two more trips this
year: a folk dance tour in July and another to
Canada in September.
Jay Fleisher
wrote, “2013 was a busy blend of
travel and stay-at-home projects. Our big trip
was Peru (Lake Titicaca and Machu Picchu) in No-
vember, followed by Maine in December, when
we spent a pleasant evening with Jeanne Baldo
White ’59. We missed part of the Canton-like
winter that gripped Central New York (crunchy
snow and Arctic cold) while in Loreto, Baja, on
the beach and hiking the coastal hills. Friends
traveling to the Baseball Hall of Fame should let
me know. Our home is just 12 miles from Cooper-
stown, but book ahead – we’ll be in Alaska for part
of June before heading to Iceland for a field trip in
late July. Geologists have more fun.”
On their return from a trip to Florida in Feb-
ruary,
Marion Bessey Hart
and Doug had a
short visit with
Claire Schwennker Stilwell
in North Carolina.
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