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the mailbag this time, we hear from Maurice Morales from
nearby (to me) Ashburn, Va., who is in his last year of a
three-year recall to active duty in the office of the Surgeon
General of the Navy. He and his wife, Marilyn, are proud to
announce the birth of Allezra Cecilia on October 26, 1999. He is
looking forward to the return to civilian life in 2001, but will
continue to serve our country as a medical service corps officer in
the Naval Reserve. We wish him, his wife and their new daughter the
best in the coming year.
Rudy Segna, M.D. is in private practice specializing in
gynecologic oncology in New York City. According to my (dated)
records, this represents a move from Portsmouth, Va., and the Naval
Finally, I received a note from the alumni office concerning
our upcoming 20th reunion. Wake up and smell the coffee - it's been
20 years! If you haven't been to a reunion, or even to New York
City since graduation, this is a wonderful excuse to do both.
Details to follow in the next issue of CCT. Thanks for
sending me updates.
Robert W. Passloff
154 High Street
Taunton, Mass. 02780
97 Spring Street, B1
West Roxbury, Mass. 02132
Robert E. Kreuter is a senior attorney with the New York
John A. Rogovin is a partner at the D.C. office of
O'Melvany & Myers. John lives in Washington with his new wife,
Saye, who is a producer at Discovery.
Gregory B. Keller has worked for the past five seasons
as an assistant director for the Metropolitan Opera's staging
staff. Gregory has assisted such luminaries as Robert Wilson and
Dr. Jonathan Miller. This fall will mark his directing debut at the
Met with The Magic Flute. This summer he went to Wolf Trap
to direct Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea. In June,
he will stage Peter Maxwell Davies' Eight Songs for a Mad
King for Eos Orchestra at New York's Ethical Cultural
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column's chock-filled with proud daddy news. Of course, as a father
of four children myself, I'm happy to pass on these stories of
Jerusalem, Marc Friedman has a wife and four children, but
in regards to having more children, and in relation to another
classmate (also in Israel,) he writes, "We are a little slower than
Yossi Rabin, but we are plodding along!!" Perhaps plopsing
(to keep up!) is more accurate. Yossi, as you read in a previous
column, is our class co-leader (with Phil Donahue) with five
kids. Nonetheless, Marc is quite a busy guy. "I still work in adult
education at Aish HaTorah in the Old City of Jerusalem and I am
currently developing material for a medical-legal ethics seminar
that we will be presenting in the States. Anyone in Jerusalem can
give us a call at 581-0092 and Marc62@netvision.net.il."
America's Holy City (L.A.), Peregrine Beckman, married to
Elizabeth Leicester '87, writes, "I'm a filmmaker living in L.A.
with my wife and our two kids, Eleanor (6) and Julian (1).I make my
living editing TV and feature films and running a post-production
facility called CEG Post.. Our children must be among the first
"pure" Columbia College legacy kids, since CC went co-ed with
Elizabeth's class. It's a distinction that is no doubt becoming
less and less unusual, but I'd be interested to know if there are
many out there." Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
also requested that other "non-professionals" should show their
colors, and he was happy to advise that Gregory Lynch works
in publishing in N.J. and lives in Rockland County, N.Y. Scott
Rabiet lives in the Boston area and works in Boston for a firm
that designs museum exhibits. Last year he went to Australia for
two months to oversee construction of a big exhibit for the
National Museum of Australia in Canberra.
in L.A. land, Peter Lunenfeld lives with his wife, Susan
Kandel, and daughters Kyra, 6, and Maud, who is almost 3. He is a
professor in the graduate program in communication & new media
design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. His latest
book, Snap to Grid: A User's Guide to Digital Arts, Media and
Cultures, came out this spring as did the paperback edition of
The Digital Dialectic: New Essays on New Media (both MIT
Press). In the fall of 1999, he took part in a roving arts think
tank that traveled through Morocco. That exotic and odd experience
is documented in Mitchell Kane's recent book, Tt
around the corner, James Satloff writes: "I've spent the
last four years (!) as managing director of Standard & Poor's,
running the global institutional markets group. When I'm not
traveling on business, I spend time with my wife, Emily, and my two
boys, Dustin, 7, and Theo, 312. Recently, in honor of my Dad's
(Aaron Satloff '56) 65th birthday, I created a need-based Columbia
College scholarship in both of our names for incoming students.
It's a great way to support the College. I still live in Manhattan
and occasionally see classmates."
Arizona, Elliot S. Isaac writes: "After graduating from NYU
Law School, I moved to Phoenix where I reside with my wife,
Loretta, and my 5-year old daughter, Gabriella. I have my own law
practice, specializing in employment law and commercial
Thanks to Elliot for contributing info on two other classmates.
Richard Myrus flew a helicopter for the U.S. Navy for six
years, attended Fordham Law School, clerked for a federal judge,
and is now a litigation associate at Testa Hurwitz in Boston.
Tom Dyja is a very successful author and publisher. He
received great acclaim and several awards for his first novel,
Play For A Kingdom, a book about civil war soldiers who play
from the Windy City, Richard R. Rothman is an attorney
practicing real estate and related matters. Contact him at www.mylawyerswebsite.com or
1-888-AClosing. No kids at present, but happy to report that he had
successful brain surgery-ridding him of epilepsy and bought a car
(Honda Accord is his baby). Mazel tov, Richard!
Kevin G. Kelly
5005 Collins Ave. #1405
Miami Beach, Fla. 33140
Joseph S. DeGaetano is pleased to announce the formation
of the law firm of DeGaetano and Mavrides, with offices in Lake
Success, N.Y. The firm specializes in real estate and mortgage
Rob Ripin is a partner in the New York office of the
international law firm Lovells, where he practices U.S. securities
and corporate law.
Kevin Kelly, am vice president of Latin American operations
for WhatsHotNow.com, an Internet-enabled company which is
revolutionizing the licensing industry. We are headquartered in Los
Angeles, where I spend a great deal of my time, but I still live in
Miami Beach and will be traveling a great deal to Latin America.
Visit our website! I returned to the work world after almost a year
off. I spent most of 1999 living and traveling in Europe, living
with friends, falling in love and going to museums. I will continue
to subject you to news about myself if I don't receive submissions
from other '85 graduates. Please write and let your friends and
classmates know how and where you are.