Class of '50
Class of '51
It was nice to hear from Audrey Kerner and Edwin Kaufman, who
live in Del Mar, Calif. Don has retired again. His first retirement
was from the U.S. Navy as chief of medicine at the Naval Hospital
in San Diego. His second retirement was from Scripps Clinic in
La Jolla, Calif. Audrey is in her 50th year of volunteering. Last
year, the Kaufmans traveled to Newfoundland ,Switzerland, Belgium,
and Luxembourg. In addition, they went fishing in Mexico. Theyre
well-traveled, dont you think? I just found out that one of my
very good childhood and high school friends has known Janet Putnam
Spaulding for many, many years. They go skiing together as part
of a retired military officers and wives group every March in
Colorado. The word is that Jan and her husband are both excellent
and avid skiers. Living in Golden, Colo., they must have many
opportunities to sharpen their skiing skills. Clarence Jackson
was appointed professor of English in the masters degree program
at the Instituto Internacional de Economia Y Negocios, which is
sponsored by National University of Trujilolo, Peru, and Johannes
Keppler University of Linz, Austria. He has lived in Peru for
the past ten years since his retirement from the consulting business,
having first come to Peru in 1962 as superintendent of the hospital
ship Hope of Project Hope. Phil Kelsall wrote, Although I only
lived in Vermont for five years and in Colorado for twenty-nine
years, I still like to think of Vermont as my home state. Its
hard to believe that our 50th reunion is coming soon. Barbara
Benn Buxbaum enjoys tennis, golf, bridge, travel, and volunteer
work in her retirement from teaching high school English. Malcolm
Wentworth retired as a New York State public school district business
administrator after more than twenty years following a twenty-year
career with General Electric. He is looking forward to another
career, perhaps as a watercolor artist. Malcolm makes his home
in Clinton, N.Y. Elouie Farnsworth Snyder is volunteer teaching
for nine hours a week at Pittsboro Elementary School in North
Carolina. Last October, she enjoyed a visit from Jan Putnam Spaulding
and her husband, Warren, of Golden, Colo.
Class of '52
I recently heard from Trudy Rosenberg Wolf that she ran into another
UVMer while watching the changing of the guards at Buckingham
Palace. She started a conversation with a woman next to her, who
was from California. When Trudy mentioned Vermont, Debby Symes
(53) Walsh identified herself and said that she, too, went to
UVM. They also remembered that she and Trudy had lived together
in Coolidge Hall. Small world. Ona Lyman is retired from the U.S.
Civil Service as a U.S. Army physicist. Lois Quinlan Quagliano
of Wethersfield, Conn., is studying her fifth year of Italian
20th-century writers. She enjoyed a study program in Italy in
1997. Lois keeps busy traveling to Orleans, Mass., and Greensboro,
N.C., where her son lives. Warren Bergstrom retired from the Monticello,
N.Y., school system in 1989. His wife of thirty-four years died
in 1994, and Warren married Judith Tucker, a UNH graduate, in
1996. They enjoy traveling with Elderhostel. Your class secretary
highly recommends bird watching in Jamaica, where there are many
fantastic birds and flowers. Jamaica has the Dr. Bird, a streamer-tailed
hummingbird found only on the island. Bird lovers, take notice.
I also found a tree where hundreds of white egrets arrive every
day at dusk and roost until dawn. Please give to the UVM Fund
for a colorful green donation. As they say in Jamaica, No problem.
Class of '53
Walter Meyer and his wife, Elaine, are still living in Townshend,
Vt. They continue to be active in the family business, Mary Meyer
Stuffed Toys; however, their four sons now manage the business.
Walter wrote, This allows us to go to Florida in January and
February and still be involved when we get back home to Vermont.
On February 26, 1999, Thomas Holzinger represented UVM at the
investiture of William Kirwan as president of Ohio State University
in Columbus, Ohio. Sheila Reed MacKinnon retired from selling
real estate in 1997 and now concentrates on freelance writing.
She had a delightful visit to UVM recently, but noted with regard
to Old Mill, The façade is lovely, but the interior is sterile.
Class of '54
Ruth Pestle has published a chapbook of her poems. Now retired
from a career of teaching at Florida State University, she continues
to winter in Florida and summer in Vermont. Ruth and Jean Joslin
Evenson, roommates from Waitsfield, enjoyed reminiscing at Ruths
home in Tallahassee, Fla., last March. Sue Peterson Ristine is
freelance editing and fundraising from her apartment in the Village
in New York City. Norma Bodette Menish divides her time between
Herkimer, N.Y., and West Addison, Vt. Recently, she was named
Volunteer of the Year for her work on the Meals for the Elderly
program. She also serves on a number of church committees. Norma
wrote, Im looking forward to my 50th high school reunion in
2000 and our UVM class reunion in 2004. Theodore Milberg has
been enjoying his retirement for the past eleven years. He has
two married children and one five-year-old granddaughter. Old
friends can look him up in Delray Beach, Fla. Joseph Manganaro
has been installed in the Berwick, Pa., Academic Hall of Fame.
Marilyn Noyes Carmen wrote that her husband, The Reverend David
Carmen, retired from the Peacham, Vt., Congregational Church and
from the pastoral ministry in May 1997. Since then, they have
been living in Bethlehem, N.H., and Marilyn would love to hear
Class of '55
Class of '56
Class of '57
Donald Klein is co-author of Microbiology, recently published
by W.C. Brown-McGraw Hill Publishers. In addition to teaching
at Colorado State University, he spends more time in North Falmouth,
Mass., especially in the summer. In June 1998, Sally Tobin Bookwalter
of Lock Haven, Pa., retired from the Keystone Central School District,
where she taught family and consumer sciences for more than nineteen
years. She is enjoying her retirement. Carroll Bud Ockert of
Shelburne, Vt., an administrator surveyor with the Joint Com mission
on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, has recertified
as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Class of '58
Joe Long is retired, but working part time as assistant director
of the Affordable Housing Authority for the city of Passaic, N.J.
Afternoons, he plays tennis. He wrote, Its a great life. On
September 25, 1998, Andy Skroback represented UVM at the inauguration
of Frederick Woodward as president of Westfield State College
in Massachusetts. Stu Zeitzer would like to hear from old friends.
He can be reached via email at <email@example.com>.
Class of '59
Mary Arnold Peabody of Bristol, Vt., who is married to Jim Peabody
60, was honored on October 21, 1998, at the Vermont Outstanding
Teachers Recognition Day. She is the Addison Northeast Supervisory
Unions Elementary School Teacher of the Year. Mary has been a
special educator at Bristol Elementary School for the past fourteen
years. Caryanne Whitmore Ericson has relocated to Connecticut,
where she moved into a smaller house. She is now a widow and would
love to see UVM friends who live on the East Coast. Caryanne was
looking forward to attending our reunion when she wrote earlier
this year. Paul Bristol of Vergennes, Vt., maintains his career
as a musician under the professional name Pablo Lonesome Wolf.
As a student, Paul played piano on Thursday nights in a jazz combo
at a Burlington VFW. Recently, he performed at Foxwoods Casino.
Sue Davenport of Concord, N.H., wrote, I was married while attending
UVM and used my married name, Sue Davenport Johnson. On May 14,
1999, Elliott Brown represented UVM at the inauguration of President
Nimmons at the University of the District of Columbia.