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Class of 1941

Stanley H. Gotliffe
117 King George Road
Georgetown, S.C. 29440

George Schmidt writes from Anchorage, Alaska, "Life is different today. My granddaughter is a high school sophomore and is already writing to colleges that interest her, including Columbia. Kids today are a lot smarter than we were! I spend time pushing the American Land Sovereignty Protection Act bills so that those kids will have a country to work in."

Howard Hamm, retired president of Proficient Foods Co., and Clyde White Hamm Barnard '41, retired psychometrist, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on January 1, 2000. They would like to hear from classmates. Their address is 10751 Equestrian Drive, Santa Ana, Calif. 92705.

Unfortunately, the rest of the news is all sad and will be dealt with in chronological order. Edward A. Bernholz, Jr., died on February 27. Having battled against pulmonary fibrosis for six years, he eventually succumbed to heart failure. Stanley Bedford died on August 1, following a heart attack. Stan, who attended many class reunions, was a retired judge who had spent many years on the bench in Essex County, N.J. Previously a district court judge, he had served many years on the Superior Court at the time of his retirement in 1986. He was active in many community organizations. Lastly, our Class President, Phil Van Kirk, died on August 15. The contributing cause of death was a brain tumor. A mostly retired attorney, Phil was recently of counsel to a law firm in Mamaroneck, N.Y. As most of you who have attended Arden House reunions know, Phil was an avid tennis player. He is survived by his wife Dorothy, three children and four grandchildren.

We shall miss all of these classmates and extend our deepest sympathies to their families.

Class of 1942

Herbert Mark
197 Hartsdale Avenue
White Plains, N.Y. 10606

For a long time, we have talked about meeting for lunch during the year. Well, we've started. So far, we have met twice at Faculty House on campus. Talk was interesting, as always, and time flew by. The most recent luncheon took place on September 15 with Aldo Daniele, Bill Carey, Gerry Green, Jerry Klingon, Jack Arbolino, Seymour Halpern, Dave Harrison, Nick De Vito, Vic Zaro, and Herb Mark. If you are interested in joining a few classmates at lunch, get in touch with me. In the future, we'll move downtown and to locations in New Jersey and Connecticut.

In preparing an up-to-date class directory, Class President Vic Zaro continues to track down "lost" classmates. We had lost contact with George Laboda for a while, but now we know he moved to Florida in 1988, enjoys good health and is concentrating on his golf game. Check his address in your directory.

Having left the practice of medicine and the New York metropolitan area, Bill Robbins is now engrossed in environmental education in Florida. He expects that about 1,300 school children will receive instruction in the nature programs his group conducts.

Art Wellington always had an interest in the sport of kings and this summer was able to split his time in Maine between harness racing and golf. Mel Hershkowitz shares that interest but now spends more of his time as a preceptor of medical students at another Ivy university in his adopted hometown of Providence.

Among our classmates who became academics are Tony Ventriglia and John Kelly.

Tony spent his career at Manhattan College and is now enjoying a full life in nearby Bronxville. John, who retired after 30 years at Arizona State University, elected to remain in Arizona. Both were professors of mathematics.

Travel to familiar and remote places that we didn't have time for in our working years is clearly important to many. For instance, my wife and I have been to Cambodia and Vietnam, but I'll save the details. Bob Wolf, John Rogge and their wives recently enjoyed a visit to the tropical forests of Costa Rica, and to the Panama Canal. They described with excitement their appreciation of the engineering that went into the Canal, where the original locks and machinery are still functioning.

John Long, who lives in Idaho and winters in Arizona, spent some years at the Argonne National Laboratory and, later, 10 years with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. John is planning a trip to the Greek islands this year.

Some years ago, Mike Broun relocated to Britain, where he worked in advertising and ran an audio-visual company. Mike has since retired to Chesterton, 30 miles from Oxford, and is active in community affairs. Contacts with old friends are welcome.

Finally, Sandy Black and Charles West have sent word of recent and impending moves to retirement communities, Sandy in Florida and Charlie outside Princeton.

Class of 1943

Dr. Donald Henne McLean
7025 Valley Greens Circle
Carmel-By-The-Sea, Calif. 93923

I last saw Richard L. Fenton, M.D., at our 25th class reunion in Santo Domingo. He is now retired, living at Heritage Hills, Somers, N.Y. 10589. A former chief of orthopedics at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center for 18 years, he was also director of surgery, chairman of the medical board, councilor of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, member of the admissions committee of the American College of Surgeons, president of the Westchester County Medical Society, the New York State Orthopedic Society and the New York orthopedic alumni, P&S '46. WHEW!

Anthony Imparato M.D. no longer practices clinical medicine but keeps up his academic appointment at New York University Medical School by commuting from Princeton, N.J. He has a grandson who is now a first-year at Columbia. He wishes to become active in the alumni association.

Joe Kelly reports from Bronxville, N.Y.: "Finally the major renovation of John Jay Lounge is complete, and the distinguished bronze sculpture by classmate W. S. Wyatt of Jay (Class of 1764) is the focal point of this spectacular student gathering place. A bronze plaque lists Jay's historic accomplishments in the early development of our country. The plaque also recognizes the Class of 1943 and Friends as donor. Everyone should stop and see this fine rendering of one of Columbia's major historic figures, especially those whose donations made it a reality."

Orrin Keepnews in San Francisco is still active in his life-long occupation as jazz record producer. He just saw the release of his biggest re-issue (and possibly anyone's biggest), the 24-CD complete Duke Ellington on RCA Victor, celebrating Ellington's centennial.

Class of 1944

Walter Wager
200 West 79th Street
New York, N.Y. 10024

Dr. Robert McInerney sends news from scenic western Massachusetts, where health care has taken a hit with the retirement of two of Pittsfield's ace healers. These are Dr. Clement Curd, surgeon and brother-in-law of R. McInerney, who also has put down his own stethoscope.

With time and dynamic mind, McInerney has begun teaching at the Berkshire Institute of Lifetime Learning. He and his wife shared this with our class correspondent when attending a birthday bash for the latter at a country home of our class president's daughter in nearby Stockbridge. Joseph Leff, who contributed so generously to our recent reunion, is also doing very good work as chairman of the board of the with-it 92nd Street Y.M.H.A. in Manhattan and as board tsar of the Jewish Theological Seminary. The amiable chairman of National Spinning has added to his philanthropic menu of leadership an ongoing drive to raise funds for an arts-oriented branch of the State U. of N.Y. Charles O'Malley has just headed west for more merriment in Las Vegas. He'll be to and fro for some months, but surely here for the March main meeting-event of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, which he led so well.

Jay Topkis, veteran litigator par excellence and reunion host, is teaching trial practice this semester at Columbia Law School. In the past he's followed this with constitutional law at the College.

Leonard Koppett advances creatively as a literate and productive role model for the rest of '44. The energetic Palo Alto flash saw his compelling basketball history, 24 Seconds to Shoot, reissued by Total Sports Illustrated Classics in October. His memorable and very human look at baseball managers, The Man in the Dugout, will return in January 2000 from Temple U. Press, which favored us last year with his bountiful Koppett's Concise History of Major League Baseball.

Slugger Koppett has, would you believe, two more non-fiction sports books in the works for 2001 and the following year.

In the slightly more immediate future, Spring 2000...gonna be one helluva Millennium...will see Tor/Forge publish a new novel titled Tunnel by our class correspondent. Please send the lad news of what you're writing, doing, celebrating.

Class of 1945

Clarence W. Sickles
57 Barn Owl Drive
Hackettstown, N.J. 07840

Richard Gottlieb of Miami Beach reports the publishing of an article on "Sports in the 1920s and 1930s" for Art Deco Festival Magazine. He also lectured on this topic in January and spent March and April in London researching maritime topics for future articles. Sounds interesting, Richard; keep us posted on what transpires.

Our honorees this time are Dr. Frank J. Carter of Norwich, Conn., and Robert L. Chase of Coram, N.Y. Frank and Robert, let's hear from you or about you.

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| 81-85 | 86-90 | 91-95 | 96-99 |

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