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Class of 1946

Henry S. Coleman
P.O. Box 1283
New Canaan, Conn. 06840

The only bit of news this issue is a sad one. Anthony Amendola passed away in late August. He had retired to Rancho Mirage, Calif., after a distinguished career as a marketing management executive. He played a major role in creating the D' Arcy, MacManus and Masius Advertising agency. During that time, he was closely identified with Anheiser-Busch. He later joined Pabst Brewing Co. as president and CEO and then joined Schlitz as vice president. Tony's life was extended by two heart transplants. At the time of his death, he was working on a nationwide donor awareness program: "Pledge Your Heart, I Have." He is survived by his wife and daughters, 10 grandchildren and two great-grands. The class sends its deepest sympathy to his family.

I had a call from Howard Clifford, who now lives in North Sweatville, South Dakota where he is running a hot-buttered rum bar. He says business is slow in the summer and he wishes he had known how to get in touch with Tony Amendola to have him publicize the 'joint'. He suggested that Tony probably used his V-12 experience at the West End to become such an expert on beers. Howard was amused to learn that in the letter I quoted last issue from Stan Harwich, Stan had referred to Howard as "peripatetic." I suggested to Howard that this meant he was an itinerant, but he assured me that the word pertained to Aristotle who taught philosophy while walking in the Lyceum of ancient Athens...and that is the humanities lesson for this issue.

Please drop a line with some news. This great magazine now comes out so often that I am hard pressed to get a column in each issue. I need you!

Class of 1947

George W. Cooper
P.O. Box 1311
Stamford, Conn. 06904-1311

Retirement (or semi-retirement or quasi-retirement) appears to provide time for new pursuits, including notes or letters to this journal for inclusion in this very column. Another slew of reports on current doings have come in for mention here.

Our class was renowned (if that be the term) for having a substantial number who went on to medical studies. Following are brief reports from three who took that plunge. Joe Rumage is still practicing ophthalmology in New Orleans. He and his wife have three college grads: a son and daughter from the University of Miami and another son from Northwestern University. There is also one grandchild, age 1 12, "not ready for Columbia yet," but we assume already headed toward the class of 2020 or thereabouts. Bill Sohn advises that he still practices pediatrics part-time (one of the "semis" or "quasis") in Elkins Park, Pa. He and "wonderful wife" are (in)directly responsible for six (equally) "wonderful grandchildren." Finally, a true retiree, Ted Smith, warns us that "retirement years are taking their toll; they are not 'the golden years,' but beat the alternative." He reports, however, that golf and grandchildren keep him busy, presumably taking up the slack.

In other fields of endeavor, we have an announcement from The New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law that Albert Burstein, still practicing law with Herten, Burstein, et [a lot of] alias, was recently awarded the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism's 1999 Professional Lawyer of the Year Award. Way to go, Al! Last, but by no means least, Allan Temko reports that his "beautiful friend" Sandra Kazanjian gave him a magnificent 75th birthday party back on Valentine's Day. Among the participants were Dr. Francis Rigney '44, Herbert Feinstein '48 and the birthday boy's cousin, Philip Temko '49, all part of the substantial contingent of Columbia alumni in San Francisco and environs (to this Easterner, Santa Rosa is one of those environs).

Class of 1948

Theodore Melnechuk
251 Pelham Road
Amherst, Mass. 01002-1684

Richard V. Bronk sent in news about his son, Jonas Osborn, who graduated in 1995 from the College of Charlestown, where he majored in urban studies and fine arts and was captain of the swim team. He earned a M.Arch at Georgia Tech in March and now works in Atlanta with Rice Design. Richard lives in Folly Beach, S.C.

Alvin N. Eden, M.D., is still practicing pediatrics, teaching, writing, and doing clinical research, "but of greater importance," as he writes, he "is still playing tennis and watching our grandchildren grow." Alvin lives at Apt. 9C, 710 Park Ave., N.Y., N.Y. 10021.

Richard R. Hyman was mentioned in The New York Times again. In the issue of August 5, his new educational CD-ROM, Dick Hyman 's Century of Jazz Piano, published by JSS Music, received a quarter-page-long review written by Ben Ratliff. Dick lives at 613 Menendez St., Venice, Fla., 34285-2119.

Remembering that a powerful poem had been published by Coman Leavenworth while we were still at Columbia, I called him recently. In answer to a question, he said that after graduating, he had published other poems in several magazines. Coman had no other personal news, except that he is now 79. His mailing address is P.O. Box 24, Wainscott, N.Y. 11975.

Michael J. Lichtenstein is still executive v.p. of Joan and David Helpern, Inc., a retail fashion and shoe company. He has five grandchildren by his three older children, while his youngest son, who is 17 and in high school, already takes courses in computing at Columbia, which he hopes to enter next year. Mike and his wife take vacations in their cottage near St. Moritz. When not in Switzerland, they live at Apt. 5C, 27 West 86th St., New York, N.Y. 10024.

Robert B. Mellins, M.D., continues to be active as a professor of pediatrics at the Baby Hospital, part of Columbia's medical complex on West 168th St., where he focuses on HIV in children. His daughter is an assistant professor of clinical psychology and his son is a doctoral candidate in Asian studies, both at Columbia. Bob's wife, Sue, continues to write fiction. They live at Apt. 12B, 2 West 67th St., New York, N.Y. 10023-6241.

Theodore Melnechuk and Anna Krilovitch were married on October 8, 1949. Fifty years to the day later, Ted surprised her with a public reading to local friends of poems selected from the many he's written her during the more than half-century since they met (on the Sunday before D-Day).

Daniel R. Schimmel retired in '85 from the Defense Logistics Agency, after working for the Federal government for 36 years, mostly in the Defense Dept. For some time he has been doing volunteer work in a local library, and also in an aquarium as part of a show in which he feeds fish. This activity has led him to travel to many exotic underwater places. When not snorkeling or scuba diving abroad, Dan lives at 10871 Oak Green Court, Burke, Va., 22015-2329, in famous Fairfax County, where he regrets not knowing of other local classmates.

Finally, a correction to a year-old mention: Ezio A. Moscatelli writes that, "despite my emeritus status at a medical school (U. of Mo.), I am a Ph.D., not an M.D.!" Ezio lives at 110 E. El Cortez Drive, Columbia, Mo. 65203-3719.

Class of 1949

Joseph B. Russell
180 Cabrini Blvd., #21
New York, N.Y. 10033

Jim Shenton was slated to receive the Alexander Hamilton Medal at a dinner on campus on November 17. Jim, professor of history emeritus, has taught at Columbia for more than 50 years and is a noted scholar of American history. He's being honored along with two other distinguished faculty members, Richard Axel '67 and Wm. Theodore de Bary '41. Congratulations, Jim!

Class of 1950

Mario Palmieri
33 Lakeview Avenue W.
Cortlandt Manor, N.Y. 10567

Think 50! And reserve the dates June 2-4, 2000. The Class of 1950 reunion committee has begun planning the program for our 50th anniversary weekend. We cannot yet offer specific details, but we can promise you a memorable reunion that will be entertaining, interesting and rewarding. Plan to be there. Now on to news of classmates.

Ashbel Green was married last spring to Elizabeth Osha. The couple is living in Manhattan, and Ash is still working as v.p. and senior editor at Alfred A. Knopf, Publishers. Elizabeth is a producer at Dateline NBC.

In addition to our class reunion in 2000, Ash is involved in Columbia's 250th anniversary observance, in 2004, as chairman of the publications committee. He is editing "My Columbia," a series of essays based on the writings of Columbia alumni, and will be shepherding to completion many other publishing projects planned for the event.

Bud Kassel and his wife Ruth are traveling quite a bit, and both are active in local organizations. In winter they spend a lot of time in Vermont where Bud is a volunteer "Stowe Host" on the slopes of the Stowe ski area. He says he is plenty busy with two of his three sons and seven grandchildren also there.

Dudley Rochester is active as first v.p. of the American Lung Association of Virginia and as a member of the American Lung Association Council. Dudley lives in Charlottesville, Va.

Allan Turnbull writes from Worcester, England, to tell us that he is planning to fly to New York to attend our 50th reunion. We'll all look forward to seeing you, Allan.

I'm sad to report that Budd Appleton died suddenly in August. Budd, an ophthalmologist, was a decorated career Army surgeon. In his career he had performed eye surgery on President Dwight Eisenhower and on King Hussein of Jordan, but, said his wife, Linda Hirte, Budd was just as dedicated to helping the homeless on park benches. One of his most important activities, Linda said, was conducting an eye-care clinic for the homeless in St. Paul, Minn. In addition to his wife, Budd is survived by three children and six grandchildren.

[Editor's note: In the last issue of CCT, Jack Noonan's address was listed incorrectly. He is now living in New Hempstead, N.Y.]

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