Class of 1962

Aug, 2021

John Andes published Tail Whip of the Black Dragon with Havah Publishing. John writes: “In the book, David Drummer, senior analyst in charge of interagency communications in the FBI’s Kansas City office, is planning his upcoming retirement with his lover Rachel. Instead of enjoying his last few months at the bureau, he comes face-to-face with several powerfully evil scenarios: a scandal of far-reaching consequences within the bureau, two apparently unrelated police killings three thousand miles apart, and grassroots rallies designed to rile the voting populace against foreigners.”


Jun, 2021

Gene Kopf and his wife Linda have been residents of Jupiter Island, Fla., for almost 30 years, while also having a residence in the North Carolina mountains until 2020. He writes: “Enjoying 26 years of retirement with five grandkids, four in college, fifth a Navy Seal. This is paradise. Magnificent weather, gym, outdoors every day.” 

Jun, 2021

John Andes signed a 10-book contract with Danish publisher Mellemgaard. 

Apr, 2021

John Andes published Scruffs with Havah Publishing and it’s available on Amazon. In Scruffs, the mother of a murdered teen enlists her brother’s help to find answers explaining the girl’s death. Together they review the surveillance tapes from the crime scene, sift through news stories and analyze chat room postings all while an election year brings forth grassroots populism under the banner of S.A.F.E. (Secure America For Everyone) and war in the Middle East temporarily diverts the attention of American citizens. 

Jan, 2021

Tom McMullen writes: “Debby and I have eight grandkids and when each reaches age 13 we take them on a trip of their choice. When Ryan, now a college senior, was 13, he chose a safari in Tanzania. Debby and I thought a ‘trip’ was something like Disney World. However, the three of us went and had the best time ever. Obviously, Ryan set the bar very high for those to come. Next was Olivia and she chose London to see musical theater. Then came Lexi and Ella and their choices were Austria and Switzerland. Mattix and Mallory followed and the four of us traveled to the Galapagos. That’s six down with two to go. Jack’s now 12 and Sydney is 7 and when she’s 13, Debby and I will be 87. She’ll probably be pushing us in wheelchairs while we’re drooling.”

Nov, 2020

Gerald David Miller writes: “I constantly find the news of the classes jumping from ’61 to ’63. Hey, what’s new ’62? Okay, I figure I will fill that sandwich. Soon after graduation, I married my childhood sweetheart, Susan Gilson, started using my middle name (David), earned a couple of graduate degrees, and moved to Israel for several years. In 1970, Susan and I, with our two little kids, went to Morocco for a month for a research project. We found classmate Richard Holbrooke in Rabat serving as a Peace Corps director. As a result, we stayed on as Peace Corps volunteers for the next three years. From there, I became director of Peace Corps training in Afghanistan and then acting director for Peace Corps Tunisia. I was recruited into the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department. Once again, Holbrooke and I would cross paths at State. We often went to lunch together when we were both in town and not flying off somewhere. I left State to become deputy vice president for programs at Save the Children before becoming founding director of the International Community Economic Development master’s degree program at Southern New Hampshire University. Susan did her PhD research and taught Middle Eastern history at Harvard much of that time. For two of those years, I was also a research fellow at Brown’s Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for International Studies. I spent the time at the ‘Rock’ catching up on all the things I missed as an undergraduate. In 2009, Susan and I joined the faculty of UC Davis. I founded the Global Fellowship for Agricultural Development program that takes research to action by connecting faculty and graduate fellows to organizations in developing communities all over the world. Susan and I have two prize-winning kids (RISD and Brown grads), each of whom have prize-winning children. Retirement is not among my plans.”

Nov, 2020

R. Brayton Bowen, ’65 AM, continues to consult in the area of human resources and is certified by the Society for Human Resource Management as a senior certified professional. He speaks on business related topics and teaches at the undergraduate level for Northwood University. He has published Recognizing and Rewarding Employees and Engaging the Heart for People, Performance, and Profit: Seven Competencies of Compassion@Work. He has produced the documentary series Anger in the Workplace, which aired on public radio stations nationally. He has written for the American Management Assoc., HR Magazine, and various other publications. Presently, he is leading the Howland Group, a strategy consulting and change management firm. He writes: “Believe it or not, I still am able to sing (thanks to my training with the Brown Glee Club and Professor David Laurent) and currently perform at two churches in Louisville. I have served on several boards, including the board of directors for the Louisville Committee on Foreign Relations. In 2012, I received the James E. Flynn Peace Award for community service and social justice. My connections with Brown are primarily through the Brown Club of Kentucky, where I serve as vice president for marketing. And I should add, after three tries, I finally got it right; I am happily married to Vaughn Bowen, who is a nurse practitioner and a wonderful partner. I enjoy living in Louisville, but I miss Rhode Island and sailing in Newport waters. If anyone cares to connect, contact me at; (502) 558-2154.” 

Aug, 2020

Leslie Armstrong announces the publication of her memoir, Girl Intrepid - A New York Story of Privilege and Perseverance. Leslie writes: “It covers the first third of my life: my upbringing in New York, my time at Brown, summers working at the Spoleto Festival in Italy, and my journey to becoming an architect at a time when there were few women in professions and fewer in architecture (See My husband, John Bowers, also a writer, and I live in Manhattan. I continue to work as an architect on small scale commercial and residential renovations. We and our five children (three of mine, two of his) and their families are well and safe.”

Mar, 2019

Randolph Steinen ’73 PhD volunteers with the Connecticut Geological Survey at the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. He is also involved with quadrangle mapping and the geology of local state parks. He has posted several Earthcaches, which are geocaches—or treasure hunts using global positioning software—that specifically indicate interesting geological formations or processes. These can be looked up on


Mar, 2019

Emily Mott-Smith MacKenzie writes: “2017-2018 was a memorable year, mainly because I survived a traumatic brain injury in December 2017 and was pretty much recovered by June 2018. We had to cancel a planned trip for January 2017 to Vietnam, but rescheduled to this January. We also enjoyed a two-week excursion in Portugal this past fall. I am still teaching an aerobics class, and I’m super involved in the Damariscotta River Association Conservation Land Trust and the Coastal Senior College program. My five granddaughters are grand. Coming to Maine? Come see us!”


Mar, 2019

John Andes published Vengeance in October with Black Opal Books.

Jan, 2019

Stephen J. Richman writes: “The dream became a reality when I purchased a Class C motorhome and explored this beautiful country of ours from sea to shining sea. I started before Memorial Day and returned on Labor Day. I’m planning another trip via different route next summer.”


Jan, 2019

Clyde A. Burkhardt and his wife, Mary, summered in Madison, Conn., and kept busy rowing, clamming, and gardening. They spend winters in Sanibel Island, Fla., cycling and would enjoy visiting with any Brown alums in the area.


Sep, 2018

Judy Hexter Riskind writes: “I had lunch with four old Pembroke classmates: Dale Burg, Roz Jacobs Koskoff, Val Brenhouse Mace, and Jane Halperin Willis. Lots of laughs and so much fun.”

Jul, 2018

Stephen Sandell writes: “It might sound a little crazy, but I’m running as a first-time candidate for a seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives. This is a bright red district and I’m running as the endorsed Democrat, but I’m serious about the issues, optimistic about the outcome, and I won’t be out-worked. You can follow the campaign at”

Jul, 2018

Ernest Lampe writes: “I have retired from the operating room but continue an active outpatient practice. I am also the medical consultant for the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. Last summer we took a long voyage through the Baltic to St. Petersburg, Russia, and I selected a coffee cup souvenir from the official Russian government souvenir shops. I did not take the one with Putin with his shirt off.”


Jul, 2018

Barbara Feit Nair and her husband, Gopinath Nair, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 28, 2017. She is retired and they live in Silver Spring, Md.

Jul, 2018

Carol Tarlin Harrington of Washington has been named a featured artist for Wearable Art for the 2018 show of a local guild. In retirement, she teaches couture knitting and garment design and embellishment. 

Jul, 2018

Marion Otis Barnes of Florida writes: “We weathered a direct hit of Hurricane Irma but all were safe. We were marooned in the Green Swamp for 10 days. There were 18 evacuees for the duration. We are so fortunate to have health and strength.” 

May, 2018

Dorothy Pierce McSweeny writes: “My husband, William, and I are actively involved in the arts in Washington, D.C. We are advocating that Congress increase funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and, as Chair Emerita of the D.C. Arts Commission, for increased local support—especially for a new children’s museum.”

May, 2018

Tim Fleming left Northern Arizona Univ. in December 2016, volunteered as a high school track and field coach during the spring, and then worked part-time as a staff family practitioner at the Four Corners Regional Health Center in Northwestern Arizona. His daughters and their families live in Denver.

May, 2018

Norby Fleisig writes: “The cities of Charleston and Mt. Pleasant in South Carolina and I hosted an eclipse party from Aug. 18 to 21. Spotty weather cleared up perfectly during the full passage. In attendance, mostly with significant others, were: Al Almonte Jr. ’62; Hal Chorney; Dave Connell; Joanne Rabold Connell ’64; Rick Croteau ’63; Bill Feinberg ’63, ’66 AM, ’73 PhD; Berge Gregian ’62; Guy Lombardo ’62; and Peter Papadopoulos ’62. All the gentlemen listed are alumni of the gone but not forgotten Plantations House. We try to get together yearly, and we invite others to join us.”

May, 2018

Susan Kamer Davis ’64 MAT (see’62).

Apr, 2018

Bernie Boylan has published approximately 150 books over the past 17 years of his retirement. He spent the winter revising four volumes of his poetry. His works range from fiction on love and loss to nonfiction about military duty and family bonds.

Apr, 2018

John Andes released a crime fiction novel, Hidden Agenda. John writes: “The novel is about Detective First Grade Tony Sattill of the NYPD, who is assigned the crime scene investigation of the gruesome, ritualistic Handyman Murders. Once the case is turned over to the homicide detectives, Tony is asked to dig into the past of fellow detective Elija Washington. Tony uncovers uncommonly large cash flows in Elija’s past and a possible major cover-up by the NYPD, but then the evidence in the Handyman case begins to incriminate Tony. Lab tests reveal a link between him and the murders, and he knew all the victims. Tony’s world is crashing in on him while, all around him, close friends are dying. Is Tony pegged to be the fall guy—or just the next victim?”

Jan, 2018

Bernie Boylan self-published Maureen and A New England Quatrain: Four Verses of Love, Discipline, Hard Work and Sacrifice.

Jan, 2018

Glenn Bower writes: “ My wife, Suzanne Griffiths Bower ’53, was suffering from Alzheimer’s and confined to a nursing home, so we could not attend the reunion. My daughters Pamela L. Bower-Basso ’77 and Priscilla S. Smyth ’87 were there. Pam has a daughter in the class of 2018. Our other two daughters, Elizabeth A. Hudgins ’79 and Emily Bower ’ 83, also were not able to be there, but Sue’s brother, Andrew Griffiths ’62, did attend. Sue’s father was in the class of 1927, so we have a lot of Brown connections. I was an Alpha Delt. I believe our survivors are down to three, Ralph Crosby, Norm Steere, and me.”

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Judy Hexter Riskind (see Patty Riskind ’88).

From the September/October 2017 Issue

Bernie Boylan writes: “Without the help of television, email, or smartphones, living a simple life, I attended cultural events, read, researched, exercised, ate wholesome meals at the Groton Senior Center and titled my latest book Four Squares Plus One: A Sense of Duty?” Bernie writes that he has been in the military, worked his way through Brown without help, had four children, chaired church committees, volunteered at a soup kitchen, and donated books to the local library history collection. His other published works are Passing the Baton: Father/Daughters and The Clam Digger.

Richard Kostelanetz’s new book, Kosti’s Foreman: Richard’s Richard was published on June 3 by Archae Editions and is available on Amazon.

Stephen Pizer hooded students completing PhDs for whom he was the principal adviser at the May commencement ceremonies of the Univ. of North Carolina’s Department of Computer Science. Two years ago the Univ. of North Carolina named a room in the department’s Sitterson Hall the Stephen Pizer Conference Room.

From the July/August 2017 Issue

David F. Trickey writes: “My wife, Caroline Street Trickey, and I sold our home in Charleston, South Carolina, two years ago and now live full-time in Brevard in the western North Carolina mountains. Caroline remains very active as an artist, and we will celebrate our 55th wedding anniversary in September. We enjoy the mountains and having our children and grandchildren visit.”

From the March/April 2017 Issue

Ernest Lampe writes: “I failed retirement. I am back practicing as a physician 30 hours a week in outpatient addiction medicine. It is a whole new specialty for me to learn.”

Judith Hexter Riskind writes: “I hope to see my classmates in May at our 55th reunion. I will proudly march down the hill with my daughter, Patty Riskind ’88, and her son/my grandson, Jeffrey Salvadore ’17. Three generations at Brown and proud.”

From the November/December 2016 Issue

Copresidents Len Charney and Dale Burg write: “Memorial Day weekend 2017 is our ninth reunion—if you’re talking medium-sized dog years. Actually, and unbelievably, it’s our 55th. We’d like to know if you’re planning to come and if you’d like to help us with planning or with suggestions.”

From the September/October 2016 Issue

Copresidents Len Charney and Dale Burg write: “Memorial Day weekend 2017 is our ninth reunion—if you’re talking medium-sized dog years. Actually, and unbelievably, it’s our 55th. We’d like to know if you’re planning to come and if you’d like to help us with planning or with suggestions.”

From the March/April 2016 Issue

Cyrus Miller Hoffman met fellow traveler and alum Devra Miller Breslow ’54 on a trip to Morocco. Cy writes: “The fact that we share middle names is pure chance—we are not related except for mutual fond memories of our time at Brown.”

Daniel J. Orsini ’74 PhD writes: “New editions of my books of metaphysical poetry, Galactic Pilgrim and On the Care and Feeding of Robots, will be available this year.”

From the January/February 2016 Issue

Cy Hoffman writes: “On a recent trip to Morocco, I traveled, unexpectedly, with Devra Miller Breslow ’54. We had a mini-mini-Brown reunion and talked about the Brown of our day(s).”

From the March/April 2015 Issue

John E. Andes has written 11 crime fiction novels, all of which can be found at . He mentors with SCORE and teaches creative writing.

Robert Ashcom ’69 MAT spends summers sailing the Chesapeake Bay singlehandedly and spending long weekends with his friends or his wife. Fall brings upland bird hunting with his German shorthaired pointer Zeva. Her half-sister, Kate, will be ready shortly. Foxhunting on horseback is still a winter sport. He writes: “Still getting around, although most body parts ache!”

Joseph Berland welcomed three new grandchildren in the past year—Fynne Shane, Miles Berland, and Robert Meyers.

John Donovan returned from a trip to the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Bulgaria, and Romania. He writes: “The devastation from the wars is still visible. Good people, sad history in the entire region.”

Mike Farnum sold his residence in the French Quarter of New Orleans and will be dividing his time between Hope Valley, R.I., and Hollywood, Fla., where he plans to spend more time with his daughter Daisy and grandchildren Emily, 15, and Nicholas, 10.

John S. Irvine, a former general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, continues his private labor and employment law practice with Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Washington, D.C. He writes: “My wife, Dianne, and I have a son and a daughter and five grandchildren and continue to enjoy our summer visits to Switzerland. Free time is devoted to family and fly-fishing.”

Gene Kopf writes that he and his wife, Linda, continue to travel, most recently a trip to Eastern Europe and a return visit to Vietnam and Cambodia. He spends time with his grandkids, now all teenagers, who are helping him with his iPhone and computer. He writes, “It’s a new generation.”

Ernest Lampe retired from surgery four years ago and continues half time as a medical director. His three grandchildren occupy the rest of his time. He writes: “I don’t intend to totally retire anytime soon.”

Dorothy Pierce McSweeny announces the marriage of her son, Ethan McSweeny, to Nancy Anderson. Ethan directed The Tempest at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. Her daughter, Terrell McSweeny, was appointed a commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission by President Obama.

Stephen M. Pizer and his wife, Lyn Closson Pizer ’63, celebrated their 50th anniversary last summer. They spent a week on a New Hampshire lake with their children, Tonia and Ginger Pizer ’94, and their families, and with Stephen’s brother, Larry Pizer ’67 and his wife, Ann, and children, Tamara Pizer McDonald ’95 and Jonas. The Medical Image Display & Analysis Group, the multidepartmental research group Stephen founded at the Univ. of North Carolina, marked its 40th anniversary in October.

Raymond Rhinehart writes that he is a member of the Brown University Library Advisory Council.

Nelson Jack Rohrbach retired after 25 years as an operating partner with Kohlberg & Co., a private equity firm dealing in the middle market. He writes: “Over the years I have had the good fortune of serving as chairman of a variety of companies in the manufacturing sector producing paper and plastic packaging, building products, medical devices, and nutritional products. I will miss the activity, personal interaction, and challenges, but it is time to enjoy family, to travel, and to take the next step in life’s journey.”

Susan Budnitz Sokoloff writes that her grandson is sophomore Jonah Simon ’17. Jonah is the grandnephew of Sandra Budnitz Mosk ’62 and the great-grandson of Rebecca Gass Budnitz ’34, now deceased.

Sherri Malinou Spillane (see Martin Malinou ’55).

Ralph E. Steuer was a plenary speaker at an international conference on convexity held at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics in Rio de Janeiro in August. Ralph continues as a professor of finance at the Univ. of Georgia and is a trustee and member of the investment committee of the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia. With wife Judy, Ralph resides in Athens, Ga.; the couple also has a beach house in Ocean City, N.J.


Judy Wessells writes: “I am hoping to pass on my position as district director for SCORE in Massachusetts and Rhode Island in 2015. I need to have more time to go to museums, play duplicate bridge, and garden!”


From the January/February 2015 Issue

Daniel Orsini ’62, ’74 PhD (see David Orsini ’66 AM, ’75 PhD).

From the July/August 2014 Issue

Gene Kopf writes: “Enjoying Jupiter Island, Florida, and the alumni activities here. Star of the class is Helene Schwartz Kenvin, who now has an online class of ’62 blog that features photos and updates on all our classmates. Go, Helene!”

From the May/June 2014 Issue

Cyrus Hoffman and his wife, Jane, celebrated their 50th anniversary last summer with a family reunion in Vermont that included all ten grandchildren. Cy writes: “Not quite sure how someone as young as I am can have celebrated a 50th class reunion and a 50th wedding anniversary.”

George H. Wales Jr. writes: “Judy and I continue our pleasant retirement in Tucson, Arizona. We go to lecture series, the local theater, and the local symphony for enjoyment and to keep the brain cells active. We have a coterie of local ‘geezer’ friends with whom we socialize. Our three children, Henrick (Colby ’87), Katie Wales ’89, and Lauren Wales ’90, continue to impress us as responsible and intellectually curious adults. Needless to say, our four grandchildren are remarkable and a source of delight.”

Margery Goddard Whiteman works in New York City running the development office at Riverside Church. Her son, Stephen Whiteman ’97, will move to Sydney, Australia, in June to join the department of art and film studies at the Univ. of Sydney as a professor of Asian art. 


From the March/April 2014 Issue

Dale Burg reports: “Women of ’62: Our reunion last year was so wonderful that we are planning another: May 2–5, 2014, we will be together in Somers, N.Y., which is less than two hours’ drive (or an easy train ride) from New York City, and three hours from Boston. We’ve reserved rooms at Danbury’s Hilton Garden Inn, and Valerie Brenhouse Mace’s home in Somers will be our headquarters. For more details, contact Helene Schwartz Kenvin or Dale Burg."

Herbert B. Farnum III retired from the real estate business. He is planning on moving this year, spending six months in Hollywood, Fla., and six months in Hopkinton, R.I., where he hopes to be sailing.

Robert P. Hughes writes: “My review of Dead Evil by Candice M. Hughes appears on the book’s Amazon listing. Full disclosure: Candice is my daughter, and I was the pro bono editor. I would welcome those with an interest in thriller novels to add their reviews to mine.”

Cyrus Hoffman and his wife, Jane, celebrated their 50th anniversary this past summer in Vermont with a family reunion, including all 10 grandchildren. Cy writes: “Not quite sure how someone as young as I am can have celebrated a 50th class reunion and a 50th wedding anniversary.”

Ralph Eugene Kopf gave up his final venture with the sale of a natural cookie company to General Mills. He and Linda sold their Florida home and downsized to a condo on the ocean on Jupiter Island. Ralph writes: “Now it’s just the 5 F’s: Fishing, Fitness, Friends, Finance and…?”

Robert C. McGuinness and his wife celebrated their 50th anniversary in June.

Brent D. Moore enjoyed his annual reunion this September in Little Compton, R.I., with classmates Norm Barstow, Carl Hally, Henry Coe, Tom Wilson, and Tom Rutherford, as well as their spouses.

Raymond Rhinehart married Walter Smalling on Oct. 26, in Washington, D.C., at the historic Octagon.

Nelson Rohrbach is an operating partner with Kohlberg & Co., serving as chairman for three of their portfolio companies. He writes: “Work is stimulating and challenging, but the travel is grueling. Penny and I run hard to keep up with our five children, their spouses, and our 18 grandchildren. I am very proud that my grandson  Thomas Meeks ’17 is now attending Brown. Life is full and good.”

George H. Wales Jr. writes: “Judy and I continue our pleasant retirement in Tucson, Arizona. We go to lecture series, local theater, and local symphony for enjoyment and to keep the brain cells active. We have a coterie of local ‘geezer’ friends with whom we socialize. Our three children, Kathleen Wales ’90, Lauren Wales ’90, and Herrick Wales (Colby ’87), continue to impress us as responsible and intellectually curious adults. Needless to say, our four grandchildren are remarkable and a source of delight.” 


From the January/February 2014 Issue

Dale Burg reports: “A 52nd reunion for the women of ’62 is planned for May 3–5 in Somers, New York, an hour from New York City. We’ve blocked rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn in Danbury, Connecticut, and we’ll headquarter at Val Brenhouse Mace’s home.” Contact Dale or Helene Schwartz Kenvin.

From the September/October 2013 Issue

Dale Burg and Helene Schwartz Kenvin write: “The stormy weather had mostly cleared in time for the first-ever 51st reunion of the women of ’62 in Delray Beach, June 7–10, 2013. Howard and Helene Schwartz Kenvin welcomed Cobi Faller Camberlein, Dale Burg, Pat Street, Martha Reeves, Leslie Armstrong, Ruth Bailyn Spodak, and Judy Stamberg to a buffet dinner at their home Friday night. Elaine Remley Perachio and Anne Klotz Siviglia arrived on Saturday. Some strolls to the beach and dips in the hotel pool were involved, and Martha amused us with her comic monologues, but mostly we dined and talked. We agreed that sharing hours of intimate conversation, sometimes with classmates we knew only casually when our lives intersected some 55 years ago, was a remarkable experience—unexpectedly pleasurable, restorative, and rewarding. The weekend was such a huge success that we who attended have already started planning a 52nd reunion in 2014. We’ll keep you posted.”

From the March/April 2013 Issue

Bond by the sea at a laid-back 51st reunion for the women of ’62: June 7–10 at the Hyatt Place Hotel, Delray Beach, Fla. (steps to downtown, jitney to beach, near many attractions). Book by April 23 for great rates. For more details contact Dale Burg or Helene Schwartz Kenvin.

Linda and Gene Kopf joined 17 other Brown Travelers for two weeks in China. Gene writes: “Accompanied at all times by two Chinese guides and Brown Professor Dore Levy, who provided terrific daily insights as well as formal lectures on Chinese culture, history, literature, and poetry. The trip provided fantastic understanding of China yesterday, as well as today, visiting not only the major points of interest, but having intimate dialog with rural and urban families, hobnobbing in local markets, and travelling by rickshaw, bus, boat, and plane around the country. The tremendous modernity of infrastructure, roads, bridges, buildings, and airports made you think you were entering a Third World country upon returning to the U.S.”

Katharine Doyle Stanford is doing well in southern Oregon. She sees her grandchildren regularly.

Joanne Steele writes: “I am organizing from the grassroots: feminism, anti-hydrofracking, environment, real estate, anti-racism, democracy, LGTBQ, etc. I’m having a great time and doing well financially, having sold before the market went down and after it went way up. I’m active in my Unitarian Universalist congregation and serve on several boards, including our local historical society. I chair our area Sierra Club. I’m an active kayaker here in the foothills of the Catskills. What a life! So far, so good. I hope that’s true for you, too!”

From the January/February 2013 Issue


Dale Burg writes: “Bond by the Sea: The 51st reunion for the Women of ’62 will take place June 7–10 at the Hyatt Place Hotel, Delray Beach, Fla. Book by April 23 for a great group rate.” For more details contact Dale or Helene Schwartz Kenvin


From the November/December 2012 Issue

Copresident Dale Burg writes: “Announcing the first-ever 51st reunion of the former Pembroke (now Brown) class of 1962 for women who requested more chat time or missed the 50th. It will take place at the Hyatt Place Hotel, Delray Beach, Fla., June 7–10, 2013. We already have sign-ups! For more details about special rates and amenities, contact Dale Burg. 

From the September/October 2012 Issue

Class copresidents Dale Burg and Len Charney report; “A bigger-than-expected crowd of 227 alums came to our extraordinary 50th reunion. In addition to the usual University functions, there were mini-reunions for several Pembroke freshman dorms at class headquarters on Friday afternoon, and several classmates came up with other creative ideas that were enthusiastically received: John South ran a Friday golf tournament that attracted a couple of dozen players; Helen Nathan arranged for a Saturday morning tour of the RISD Museum; Susan Wheaton Ball organized a post-lunch ‘Reflections’ panel on Saturday that included Nancy Otto Low, Ron Barba, Gary Bowen, Tally Saltonstall Forbes, and Robert Zeff. Helene Schwartz Kenvin and Tally Saltonstall Forbes curated an impressive exhibit of classmates’ books and artworks. After dinner Saturday, Stanley Freedman entertained with a clarinet solo, Tom McMullen played bugle fanfares, and Steve Foote organized a choral entertainment (with 24 participants) that you can view online at thanks to Will Ryan. The Reunion Book, edited by Helene Schwartz Kenvin, received rave reviews. See some reunion pics at the class of 1962 page at, and keep your contact info updated in the online directory. Also, we encourage you to join the class of 1962 page on Facebook.”

From the March/April 2012 Issue

Class president Len Charney reports: “The big 50th for ’62 celebration—May 25–27, 2012—will take place in less than three months. So far we know of 200 classmates definitely planning to attend, as well as dozens of maybes. We expect a record turnout! Copresidents Dale Burg and I encourage you to return to Brown and to urge others to join the celebration. Make sure you get all the updates and info. Advise us or contact Brown with any new e-mail or snail-mail changes of address.”

Robert Traub retired in 2007 after working as a financial planner at MetLife for 25 years.

From the January/February 2012 Issue

Class president Len Charney reports: "More than 122 alums committed to coming to our 50th reunion May 25–27, even before the reunion mailing went out in January." Len and copresident Dale Burg encourage you to attend and to make sure that Brown has your current contact information. If you haven't received information from Brown about the reunion, contact Dale or Len.

Gail Cantini Gauthier writes: "We are enjoying quiet times, having raised two spirited children. Mark teaches algebra II honors at an inner-city high school in Orlando, and Lindsey is an operating room nurse in Boston. Both went to school in the North Country, breaking the physical ties to Brown. I would love to hear from any of my classmates."

Richard Kostelanetz has had individual entries about his work appear in various editions of A Readers Guide to Twentieth-Century Writers, Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature, Contemporary Poets, Contemporary Novelists, Postmodern Fiction, Webster's Dictionary of American Writers, The HarperCollins Reader's Encyclopedia of American Literature, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Directory of American Scholars, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in American Art,, and, among others. He writes: "I survive in New York where I was born—unemployed and thus overworked."

G. David Miller writes: "In June I celebrated my 70th birthday in Vietnam, while working with my colleagues from UC Davis on a USAID–funded rural development project. Approximately 40 farmers and extension workers crowded into the room to sing 'Happy Birthday,' and I told the crowd how moving it was to be there on this birthday after having spent so much of my earlier life involved in the antiwar effort. I was quite surprised when this did not elicit any reaction from the group. Afterwards, one farmer approached me rather confused and asked what war was I talking about. When I answered that it was the American War, she shrugged and said, "There have been so many wars. Your war must have been way before I was born."

Linda Newman retired in 2007 after 29 years in student academic advising at the Univ. of Wisconsin–Madison. From 2007 to 2009 she was in a religious studies master's degree program at Edgewood College in Madison.

Carol Sheinblatt Press writes: "Our son, Matthew, a New York lawyer, married in 2010, and our first grandchild was born on Thanksgiving Day 2010. Meryl, an artist and designer in San Francisco, gave birth in 2011 to a daughter. Arthur and I live in Wynnewood, Pa."

Robert Saquet was reelected to his 25th one-year term as moderator for the town of Mansfield, Mass. Robert writes: "I am still not retired and enjoy the challenge of being a retailer in today's strange economy."

John South writes: "Martha and I plan to be there for the 50th reunion. Hope to see lots of our old (I guess) friends."

From the November/December 2011 Issue

Copresident Len Charney reports: "The big 50th celebration for '62 is May 25–27, 2012. Dale Burg and I encourage you to attend and to urge classmates to come along. It's a once-in-a-lifetime event. It's a chance to see old friends and make new memories. Based on initial responses, we're going to have a very big turnout! Contact us to volunteer for the reunion committee. Since future correspondence will be primarily by e-mail, advise us or the Alumni Office of your current e-mail address."

Judy Wessells was selected as a district director for the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), which counsels people in small businesses. Judy has been a SCORE volunteer since 2005, when she started her own small business, Organize This! Her district is Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

From the July/August 2011 Issue

Class copresidents Dale Burg and Len Charney write: "The big 50th for '62 celebration, May 25–27, 2012, is less than a year away. We encourage you to attend and to urge classmates to come along. Since future correspondence will be primarily by e-mail, advise us or Alumni Relations of your current e-mail address." Contact Dale and Len to volunteer for the reunion committee.

Len Charney (see Engagements & Weddings, Paul Charney '95).

Gregory E. Heath '65 ScM, a Brown electrical engineering professor from 1970 to 1976, was honored on Apr. 16 at the Heath Wing of Tatum Park Red Hill Activity Center in Middletown, N.J., for his 40-year career in teaching and engineering research and his contributions to family, friends, church, and community. Delaware Governor Jack Markell '82 presented Gregory with a proclamation, and the Bertha C. Heath Foundation gave him a Lifetime Achievement Award. Guests from across the nation and around the world included scores of Brown and Stanford alums, MIT colleagues and friends, and Omega Psi Phi brothers. Following the tribute, guests celebrated Gregory's 70th birthday at a dinner dance at the Lakeside Manor in Hazlet, N.J.

Dorothy Pierce McSweeny writes she has a new granddaughter, Madelaine, born Aug. 28, 2010, who joins 3-year-old brother Warren. Dorothy currently chairs the board of the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.

Judy Hexter Riskind writes: "It's patch, patch, patch these days. Just had a revision of a 17-year-old hip replacement. Happy to report all is well. I'm looking forward to seeing all my classmates—bionic or not at our 50th reunion in 2012."

From the May/June 2011 Issue

The big 50th celebration (May 25–27, 2012) is only a year away. Copresidents Dale Burg and Len Charney encourage you to attend. Contact them to volunteer for the reunion committee. Let them know if you didn't receive the initial 50th reunion advisory sent in January. Update the alumni office with your current email address and check the website ( for updates.

Dale Burg coauthored Reclaim Your Nest Egg with wealth manager Ken Kamen. The book was named one of last year's top financial books by Library Journal. Dale writes: "Ken was great to work with, and it was nice to be singled out in such a competitive field."

Andy Dean is retired and painting. View his work at

James Dietz just published his four-volume autobiography. The first two volumes, Sidetracked and Scribbler, deal with his four years at Brown (1958–1962). All four volumes are available on

Gene Kopf spends summers in the N.C. mountains, while living on Jupiter Island, Fla., the rest of the year. He fishes, travels, attends courses at Florida Atlantic Univ., spends time with his grandkids, and serves on several boards.

Susan Miller Maguire and Paul Maguire '61 enjoy retired life playing golf and volunteering in various organizations. Susan is on the board of directors of their town's new community center. They took their two daughters, their sons-in-law, and four grandchildren to Costa Rica for Christmas. All enjoyed zip-lining, tubing down class-three rapids, and horseback riding. Susan writes: "Just trying not to admit to 70!"

Robert C. McGuinness retired to Sedona, Ariz., 10 years ago. He writes: "For several years, we have participated in a group that provides clothing, food, and blankets to the Hopi-Tewa Elders of the Hopi Reservation. A couple of years ago, we became active in Futures for Children, selecting a Hopi-Tewa girl to mentor. Encouraging students to complete their education is crucial to the success of Native Americans. Our daughters and grandchildren have even participated with us."

Martha Kees Orrick writes: "My husband, Bill, is retired from his contracting business. We are both full-time Jehovah's Witness ministers. We have traveled to Nigeria, Russia, and South Korea. Sons Jesse and Homer and their wives are also full-time ministers. Will has his PhD in physics and is doing research and teaching in the mathematics department at Indiana Univ. It would be great to see my classmates at the 50th reunion."

Randolph Steinen '73 PhD volunteers at the Connecticut Geological and Natural History Survey and works part-time there when grants are funded. His wife, Derri, sells her paintings from a gallery in their house. They plan to move to their Newport (R.I.) condo in a few years.

Patricia Linder Teele spent two weeks over Christmas vacation in China with her daughter, Cindy Teele '83, and granddaughter, Caroline, 10.

Robert D. Traub and his wife, Patricia, write that, although they have been flying over or driving through Providence twice a year on their way to Nantucket to visit Bob's daughter and two grandsons, they haven't been on campus since 2002.

Ralph Watson retired in 2006 and sold his home in Providence in 2010. He now lives by the ocean in Little Compton, R.I., where he enjoys golf, sailing, visiting his kids and grandkids, traveling, and attending Brown football games.

From the March/April 2011 Issue

Copresidents Dale Burg and Len Charney encourage you to attend and to urge classmates to come along to the big 50th celebration: May 25–27, 2012. "Contact us to volunteer for the reunion committee. Let us know if you didn't receive the initial 50th reunion advisory sent in January. Check our website: for updates as we get closer to reunion. Because future correspondence will be primarily by e-mail, advise us or the alumni office of your current e-mail address."

David Casey (see Engagements & Weddings, Christopher Casey).

Len Charney and his wife, Marsha, announce the Oct. 16 marriage of their son Paul '95 to Amanda Margulies '96 at Taber Ranch, Capay Valley, Northern California. Many Brown friends of Paul and Amanda were present, as were Len's cousin Anne Berchenko Weisholtz '74 and her husband, Steve Weisholtz '74.

From the January/February 2011 Issue

John J. Donovan is enjoying worldwide travel in retirement. He will celebrate his 70th birthday with his wife in Antarctica.

Stephen Pizer, professor of computer science in the college of arts and sciences at the Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and adjunct professor in the departments of radiation oncology, biomedical engineering, and radiology, has been named a Fellow of the Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention Society (MICCAI). Among his other accomplishments, he is one of the founding members of the society and has authored or co-authored 287 papers and book chapters, including two textbooks on numerical computing. He also founded the Medical Image Display and Analysis Group at UNC.

George H. Wales Jr.'s daughter Kathleen Wales '89 is a social worker in Alaska, and his other daughter, Lauren Wales '90, is the mother of his two granddaughters in Conn. His son, Herrick (Colby '87), is the father of his two grandsons and teaches in Marblehead, Mass. George and his wife, Judy, enjoy Tucson and regularly see Shane and Charles Rood '61. George and Judy traveled to Europe last April and were stranded in Venice by the volcanic ash cloud.

Rosemary Rice Walton's husband, Bill, died in February 2008. She has returned to Boston after 42 years in Virginia to be near her children and Pembroke friends Charlene Stephens Brock, Helen Garretson Clinton, and Margaret Thompson.

From the September/October 2010 Issue

Emily Mott-Smith Mackenzie writes: "Our fourth granddaughter, Isla, was born in November 2009, helping perpetuate the family matriarchy. In May 2009, Pam Jackson Isayama and her husband visited us in Maine."

From the July/August 2010 Issue

Charlotte Tiedeman Feldman spent time in Syria in 2009 and 2010 and is currently taking small groups there on introductory tours. She writes: "The reality is quite different from what is reported in The New York Times. I would be happy to have classmates join me."

Donald Friary was elected to the Council of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. He was also appointed a member of the Massachusetts Historical Commission.

Dorothy Pierce McSweeny chairs the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's board of directors.

Margery Russel Goddard Whiteman is consulting for nonprofit boards on governance, strategic planning, and fundraising. She writes that she enjoys being the grandparent of a 3¬Ω-year-old (see also Elizabeth Dickson '07).

From the May/June 2010 Issue

Steven Foote writes: "I am now Principal Emeritus in my Boston architectural firm, Perry Dean Rogers & Partners, which allows me to travel and paint with my wife, Josie. We divide our time between Cambridge and Kansas City, Kans., where much of her family is, and we have grandchildren in both cities."

Gene Kopf writes that he and his wife, Linda, spent August and September fighting off black bears in N.C. as weather inspired a bumper crop of cubs who enjoyed visiting their bird feeders. The cold and snow drove the sailfish south in record numbers for great fishing off the coast of Jupiter Island. Mike Reid visited to enjoy the weather.

William W. Porter continues real estate development and management in upstate N.Y. He also operates his family farm in Snow Hill, Md. He preached 20 Sundays in Presbyterian churches in upstate N.Y. in 2009.

Judith Hexter Riskind is enjoying life in Tucson, Ariz., and Steamboat Springs, Colo. She writes that she will be turning 70 soon and is trying to live life to the fullest and stay in good health.



From the January/February 2010 Issue


Charles B. Swartwood III (see Peter Kocot '78).


From the November/December 2009 Issue

Emily Mott-Smith MacKenzie writes that she had a great reunion with her ex-roommate Pamela Jackson Isayama in May. Pamela and her husband visited Emily at her home on the Maine coast, where they watched the annual alewives' spring run upstream and rode in a lobster boat. Pamela and her husband live in Hawaii, so visits from them are few and far between. They hope to see Pamela again at the 50th reunion.

From the September/October 2009 Issue

Philip Makanna writes that after graduating from Brown he rode a BSA Road Rocket motorcycle from Providence to San Francisco, and has lived in Calif. ever since. He received an MFA from UC Berkeley in 1964, and taught art until 1973. He also raced motorcycles in the '60s and worked as an artist and a filmmaker. Currently he photographs antique aircraft and has created an independent publishing company called GHOSTS. Visit Philip's website at

From the July/August 2009 Issue

John Muldoon retired from government service after three years in the U.S. Marines and 30-plus years with the CIA. He is now a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton and living in Va. with his wife, Karen. They have three children and two grandchildren. He'd like to hear from classmates.

Gary Richardson writes: "After many years as a real estate broker in Marin County, Calif., I have retired and live in Tiburon, Calif. While I enjoy the wonderful weather and lifestyle of the Bay Area, I admit that I miss the change of seasons in my home state of Conn. I return there often to visit family. My daughter and her family live in the nearby town of Mill Valley. Does anyone remember the wild days of living in Judson House dorm? It was a former frat house and had a huge martini glass with olives painted on the roof. I remember several of my dorm-mates, but cannot help but wonder about the best ragtime piano player that I have heard, Kevin O'Leary. I would enjoy hearing from classmates."

From the May/June 2009 Issue

Robert Ashcom '69 MAT writes that he farms, writes, fox hunts, and has five grandchildren. He and his wife, Susan, will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary this year.

Class copresident Len Charney is a diversified entertainment and intellectual property lawyer in New York City. Len's wife, Marsha, is a retired teacher who tutors and works part-time for her former school district in Mamaroneck, N.Y. Their son Paul '95 is associate creative director at a San Francisco advertising agency. Son Rob is a client manager at VeriSign and lives with his wife in Waltham, Mass.

From the March/April 2009 Issue

Carolyn Dee Nash Bates and Avery Bates '61 live in the high desert of the Southwest and love it. Their four children are situated in great western cities, giving them opportunities for lots of beautiful road trips. Carolyn and Avery have six grandchildren, with the most recent addition twins born in Denver. Carolyn writes that she is happily painting and exhibiting locally. Ave is passionate about biking and did the 109-mile Tour de Tucson on Nov. 22.

Gene Kopf and Linda winter on Jupiter Island, Fla., and summer outside Asheville, N.C. Gene writes: "Florida is offshore fishing and courses at Florida Atlantic Univ.'s honors campus, catching up on everything I slept through at Brown. Highlight of the summer was four weeks in the Baltics."

Dorothy Pierce McSweeny writes that she has a new grandson, Warren Maverick Burns, who was born on Feb. 29, 2008—leap year day. Dorothy has also become chair emeritus of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Gerald Pouliot practices gynecology and recently passed the voluntary North American Menopausal Society exam for certification as a menopausal practitioner. He enjoys the company of his wife, Marjory, and their three daughters and four grandchildren.

David Rust has retired from the Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), where he led the solar physics research program for 23 years. He continues solar research while also trying to understand cubism and abstract expressionism by copying paintings by Picasso and Joan Mitchell. In May, David and his wife, Gail, vacationed with friends from the APL, touring Beijing, Xian, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. He writes: "It was sobering to see the people camped out on the streets after the May 12 earthquake that killed more than 70,000." In August David and Gail spent a week in Ann Arbor taking care of their grandchildren, Clare and Sean, while their daughter, Amy, and her husband, Peter Higgins, were in Vienna. Peter is a gastroenterologist at the Univ. of Michigan, and Amy is a soccer mom and part-time English teacher. David's son, Harlan, has two children and is a nephrologist in practice in Norfolk, Va.

Ira Steinman is a practicing psychiatrist in San Francisco. His book, Treating the Untreatable: Healing in the Realms of Madness, was published in February. The book details the benefits of intensive psychotherapy of schizophrenia in the most lost and disturbed schizophrenic and delusional patients. See more at

Patricia Linder Teele has returned from 3 1/2 weeks in Jordan, Israel, and Sinai.

From the January/February 2009 Issue

Dale Burg's son, Alden Nusser, and his rap group, Team Facelift, were among the entertainers on campus for the October Homecoming Weekend.

Matthew P. Fink's book, The Rise of Mutual Funds: An Insider's View, has been published by Oxford University Press.

Steve Pizer and his colleagues at the Univ. of North Carolina founded Morphormics Inc.and recently concluded an agreement for their software to be connected to the radiation-treatment-planning software of Accuray Inc. As a result, Steve spends half his time with Morphormics as vice president for science and half his time at UNC in the computer science and radiation oncology departments. His book, Medial Representations: Mathematics, Algorithms and Applications, which he coauthored, was published by Springer in October.

From the September/October 2008 Issue

Earle R. Halsband writes: "I am still working as a maxillo-facial surgeon but spend most of my time in Florida perfecting myself as well as my golf and tennis games. I have become a student of the Yiddish language and literature. My wife, Carol, and I are proud parents of two, including Robin Halsband '92, and grandparents of three. Thanks for the memories!"

From the July/August 2008 Issue

Leonard J. Charney writes: "Thanks to those of you who sent in your $25 dues, which are still being accepted at: Class of '62, c/o Alumni Office, Box 1859, Providence, R.I. 02912. Check our Class of '62 Web site, which was updated in late April with lots of new class news and recent photos, and contact Dale Burg or myself if you are interested in a mini-reunion in Florida, D.C., California, or elsewhere."

Samuel G. Friedman writes: "I am still working in our family real estate company. My son, Geoff, a recovering lawyer, has taken over. He's a tough boss. I have five kids and eight grandchildren."

Michael Goldfield writes: "I am practicing psychiatry in San Mateo, Calif. I also spent time with Paul Choquette '60 on a Brown Travelers' trip to France."

Brent D. Moore, Nate Chace, Carl Hally, and Tom Rutherford have annual summer reunions in Rhode Island. Last summer they met in Little Compton at the summer home of former President Barnaby Keeney, which Brent and his daughter Martina de Avila Moore '91 recently purchased.

From the May/June 2008 Issue

Gene Kopf writes that he spends winters fishing off Jupiter Island, Fla., in the Gulf Stream and farming in the North Carolina mountains in the summer. He is still studying film, literature, and current events at Florida Atlantic Univ. Gene and Linda are also traveling to Russia and the Baltic countries this year.

Susan Miller Maguire writes: "Paul '61 and I are enjoying retired life in a golf community in the town of St. James, N.C. We are both active in community activities, volunteer work, golf, tennis, and entertaining friends. We have had visits in the past year from Alison Borton Libshitz; Doug Whitney '61 and his wife, Martha; and Chuck Rood '61 and his wife, Shane. We are also enjoying trips to Africa, China, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Peru, and Costa Rica."

Elaine Remley Perachio writes: "Adrian '61 and I are both retired now and spend summers in Grand Lake, Colo., and winters in Houston, Tex. We also enjoy visiting our daughter, Nancy, and her husband, Bret, in Tyler, Tex. Our other daughter, Elise, and her husband, Josh, are in Seattle, and our son, Glenn, and wife Sarah, and especially our grandson Carson, are in London."

From the January / February 2008 Issue

Kyra Taylor Carswell writes: “I’m still happily living in California with my husband, John. I retired from the probation department to pursue a second career doing arts and crafts and to spend time in our vacation home in Pacific Grove, Calif.”

Allen Parkman writes: “The last few years have had some noteworthy events. With a concern for the effects of age, I finally climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2004 and walked the Inca Trail in 2006. After thirty years of teaching economics at the Univ. of New Mexico, I shifted into semiretirement in 2006, which means less teaching. More recently, I published my third book: Smart Marriage: Using Your (Business) Head as Well as Your Heart to Find Wedded Bliss (Praeger, 2007). It provides insights about better decision making before and during marriage based on my teaching in a business school for 30 years and being married for a similar period.”

Katharine Doyle Stanford and her husband moved to southern Oregon to be closer to their children and grandchildren.

From the November / December 2007 Issue

Stanley Freedman and Harris Ullian ’50 of the jazz quartet Harris and the Boyz held a performance that was aired on the program Musica on Rhode Island’s interstate cable television network in late July.

Gene Kopf and his wife, Linda, write that they have sold their historic farm and downsized to a cottage in the North Carolina mountains.

From the September / October 2007 Issue

Sally Robbins Bilder writes: “We’ve been living in Madison, Wis., for forty-two years. Luckily global warming is making winter more tolerable. I recently went back to graduate school for another degree, completing it in December as the oldest student in my class. Richard is emeritus at the Univ. of Wisc. Law School but is still teaching and writing. Our four married children have pretty busy lives: Mary Sarah ’87 is a professor at Boston College Law School; Anne is an attorney for the Univ. of Wisc. college system; David is a professor at UC Berkeley; Debby a public-radio producer in Philadelphia. We have ten grandchildren.”

Joe Frankel writes: “My wife, Sue, and I recently traveled to Japan on a Brown Travelers trip. Professor of Religious Studies Hal Roth led the trip. We learned a lot and had lots of fun. Mike Goldfield and his wife, Ronnie, were on the trip, which made it even more enjoyable. We spend the winters in Florida and summers in New Jersey and spend lots of time with our two children and five grandchildren.”

Stanley Freedman (see Harris Ullian ’50).

From the July / August 2007 Issue

David B. Casey writes: “I retired in 2000 as CFO of the R.I. Department of Health, and my wife retired this year from teaching at Woonsocket Middle School. We have six children: one Brown grad, Chris ’03, and three from UVM, one from PC, and one from Emerson. Two live in Los Angeles, two in Fairfield, Conn., one in Garden City, Long Island, and one at William & Mary Law. Three are teachers, one is a lawyer, one is at William & Mary Law. We have one lab and one Jeep. My mom, Emma Warner Kershaw ’37 is looking forward to her 90th. We hope to take her down the Hill in a wheelchair. Hopefully, we’ll have three generations of Brown alums in May ’07.”

Don Friary has been elected president of the Colonial Society of Mass., an organization of historians that publishes original documents and conference proceedings in early U.S. history.

Natalie Saltonstall Forbes writes: “Since retiring as vice president of development at EQIR Water Institute, I have redirected my life to the arts. I have just opened my second solo show here in Concord, Mass., and love the change!”

Michael Goldfield writes: “My daughter, Debby, graduated from Brown in 1993, and my son, Ari, graduated from Harvard in 1990 and Harvard Law in 1993. I practice full-time forensic psychiatry. My wife, Ronnie, is a retired art-gallery owner. I also won the U.S. Masters Squash Championships.”

Carol Tarlin Harrington writes: “After forty years of management consulting, Harold and I retired to the Pacific Northwest to garden almost year-round. I earned my Master Gardener designation within a year of moving here so now I’m really clear about what I don’t know. My lifelong hobby of knitting led to part-time work at a local needlework store where I design knitted garments and teach, as well as sell. We are almost through our ordeal of building our ‘dream’ house and will move in soon. I am six chapters into writing a romance novel that will be continued once we’ve unpacked. I won’t come east for the 45th, but the 50th is tempting.”

Priscilla Parmakian Kirshbaum writes: “In May our son’s new wife and her 7-year-old triplet girls moved to Denver from Tex. A month later, our daughter in New York City had a baby boy. With some helpful lodging advice from native New Yorker Dale Burg, we were able to locate a great apartment sublet for a few weeks just seven easy walking blocks away. Meanwhile, back in Denver, I have retired from my research business and am doing some volunteer work and looking for a new avocation. Howard retired from senior judging but continues to work full-time, doing mediation and arbitration for the Judicial Arbiter Group.”

Dorothy Pierce McSweeny writes: “As chair of the D.C. Arts Commission, I just returned from South Africa and earlier West Africa as a member of D.C. Mayor Williams’s Cultural and Trade Delegation. We also managed a safari afterwards. It was a fascinating experience!”

Bob Murphy writes: “I still enjoy supporting the Department of Defense IT clients as a program manager with Apptis Inc. I am as passionate about the Washington Capitals Hockey as I was at Meehan Auditorium on the Hill. My current thrill is quality time with my two granddaughters, ages 2 and 9 months, with a third one on the way.”

Susan Budnitz Sokoloff writes: “I recently had lunch with my twin sister, Sandy Budnitz Mosk, and Dale Burg. We reminisced about our ‘old’ times and former classmates. My husband and I celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary in June and are expecting our sixth grandchild.”

Patricia Linder Teele writes: “I have retired to southern Calif. to be near my daughter Cindy ’83. I enjoy traveling and have been to Japan, India, Bhutan, Peru, and the Amazon rainforest within the past two years. I love Pasadena, Calif., and would love to have old friends visit my new city.”

Frances Vincentelli Verstandig writes: “In 1999 I retired as executive director of the Ala. School of Fine Arts Foundation. Since then I have been transitioning off boards and now serve only on the boards of the Ala. Symphony, public radio, and a statewide children’s advocacy group. I travel a lot.”

George H. Wales Jr. writes: “My daughter Lauren ’90 had a second daughter in Oct., and my daughter Katie ’90 earned her MSW in May—first in her class. My son Herrick (Colby ’87) has two boys and teaches in Marblehead, Mass. My wife, Judy, and I, now fully retired, travel and enjoy Tucson. We often see Chuck ’61 and Shane Reed, and Sally Campolucci, widow of Roger Campolucci ’61.”

From the May / June 2007 Issue

Leslie Armstrong is alive and well in New York City, still practicing architecture and interior design, and teaching at F.I.T. She remains in touch with Elizabeth Diggs ’61, Emily McCully ’61, and Joyce Reed ’61, ’65 AM.

Ernest Lampe and Susan have moved to downtown Minneapolis. Ernest continues to practice general surgery, now in a single specialty group of eight that allows him to keep his own pace. Their son, Ernest ’97, is an electrical engineer in San Jose, Calif. Both are planning on attending their respective reunions this May.

From the March / April 2007 Issue

Susan Chipman Kline writes: “I have officially retired from my job in senior management with the nation’s second-largest visiting nurse association, but continue to work on publications, which was always my favorite facet of the job. I recently completed a full-color publication devoted to the agency’s hospice and palliative-care program, for which I wrote the copy and took all the photographs. It has been a rich privilege for me to meet and interview patients and their families over the years. Rob ’61 is still working in commercial real estate appraisal, his second career. Our son is in the yacht business on the Chesapeake, and our daughter is an executive with the Home Depot in South Jersey. In our leisure we enjoy choral singing, sailing our Sanderling on the Shrewsbury River, duplicate bridge, and travel. We’re active in the local Brown club and would love to hear from other class members who live in central New Jersey.”

William W. Porter writes: “I’m privileged to be a lay preacher for the Presbyterian Church. I preach regularly in churches in upstate New York.”

Ralph E. Steuer, professor of finance and chair of business at the University of Georgia was a keynote speaker at the 21st European conference on operational research held at the University of Iceland July 2-5, 2006.

John R. South writes: “The big item is the marriage of our baby, Julie (now 35), to Matt Gerstle on Memorial Day weekend 2006. They now live in Haverhill, Mass. Julie is a marketing manager with IBM (Web Portal software). We now have two grandchildren. Will is six, born very premature (at week 26, weighing one pound, nine ounces) and is doing well. Laura (his mom) got out of the production business, but ‘outsourced’ by adopting a beautiful girl from Korea. Abigail was two in October. Martha and I just returned from my high school reunion in Rio de Janeiro. We had a wonderful week in a beautiful place, but one that’s a lot less safe than when I was growing up there. Aside from having our camera slashed off my shoulder, we enjoyed ourselves immensely. By the way, Peter Franaszek attended Julie’s wedding with his wife, Ann. Hope to see many of our classmates at the reunion in May.”

From the January / February 2007 Issue

Bob Traub and his wife, Pat, journeyed to Nantucket Island to visit Bob’s daughter Anne-Marie as they usually do in late September/early October, but this year the occasion was special: Anne-Marie was married to Bruce B. Conlin, as witnessed by approximately 135 friends and relatives from all over the U.S. and various international locales.

From the September / October 2006 Issue


Steve Foote writes: “I married Josie Pickard (Vassar ’65) on April 22. Tris Coffin was at the wedding. I met Josie in France in 2001 on a painting trip, actually over 9/11. She is a former librarian at the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum in Kansas City, Mo. She is an accomplished painter and has work on display and for sale in Kansas City galleries from time to time. Josie has a son and daughter living in Kansas City, along with her one-year-old grandson. Our families fit together beautifully, as her children are just months different in age from my two daughters, and my grandsons are 5-months- and 5-years-old respectively. We live in Cambridge, Mass., but will be dividing our time between Shawnee Mission, Kans., and here in the future. My architectural practice at Perry Dean Rogers|Partners in Boston is thriving, and what with music, painting, and sailboats filling in the extra time, life seems busier and better than ever before.”

From the May / June 2006 Issue

William E. Boutelle writes: “So, after almost forty-four years, I’m getting around to writing to BAM. The occasion is my recent (December) retirement from the VA health care system after thirty-three years of federal service. After graduation I earned my MD at the New Jersey College of Medicine, and then trained in psychiatry at both the New York Hospital and Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital. After two years in the Navy, I joined the VA and became interested in the administration of health care. Since 1994, I had been the chief of staff of the 300-bed VA Medical Center in Northampton, Mass., as well as a practicing psychiatrist. During my tenure at the VA, I found time for some research, as well as clinical teaching at Boston University, Harvard, and Yale medical schools, turning in my last faculty appointment a couple of years ago. It’s fair to say that my family qualifies as a Brown family. My father, also William, was class of ’31. My three children—Jonathan ’97, Laura ’98, and Alexander ’05—have all profited from their experiences at Brown. Jonathan and his wife, Rashmi Sinha ’99 PhD, were married in India in 1999, and have founded a software consulting business,, based in Mountain View, Calif., and Delhi, India. Laura trained in architecture at UC Berkeley, and now works in that field in Berkeley, Calif. Alexander works for Goldman Sachs in New York City. The only non-Brunonian in the family is my dear wife of thirty-eight years, Annie Boutelle, a poet (Becoming Bone and Nest of Thistles, two volumes published in 2005) and English professor at Smith College. Together, we spent over twenty years on a farm in the Berkshires raising animals and children, but have now moved to a less labor-intensive lifestyle in Northampton. Retiring from the government does not mean retiring from life or from medicine. I’m currently working in two different psychiatric clinical positions in the Northampton area, and I very much hope that my strength and health allow me to continue trying to help people for some time to come.”

Bob Traub and his wife, Pat Stewart, will journey as usual at the end of May to Nantucket Island to visit Bob’s daughter Anne-Marie and their two grandsons. In addition to the family visit, Bob will be assigned to garden and border duty in preparation for summer boarders at the main house. Pat will be assigned cooking and child-care duties to give her daughter-in-law a break. A shipment of blueberry bushes is expected to augment the extensive raspberry patch.

From the March / April 2005 Issue

Members of the classes of ’61, ’62, ’63, and even some representatives from ’64 and ’65 gathered Oct. 17 at Harbour Lights in New York City’s South Street Seaport. There are plans to organize similar gatherings this spring in Washington, D.C., and/or Boston. Contact Dale Burg if you’re interested in participating.

From the September / October 2004 Issue

Class officers are planning a mini-reunion brunch in New York City on Oct. 17. If you plan to visit Manhattan, make us part of your weekend. We’d like contiguous classes to join us. RSVP and send suggestions, comments, or questions to Dale Burg.

John Seely Brown has been elected to serve on’s board of directors. He is the eighth board member and the seventh independent member.

Bob Traub and his wife, Patricia Stewart, visited Bob’s daughter Anne-Marie and first grandchild, Ellery, over Memorial Day weekend. Anne-Marie has been a resident of Nantucket for the past twelve years, following her graduation from Virginia Commonwealth Univ. and Northeastern.

From the July / August 2004 Issue

Class president Dale Burg writes that the class of ’62 will hold a New York City reunion at noon on Oct. 17, with brunch at a restaurant to be announced. “We would love to have contiguous classes join us,” he says.

Don Friary retired on Dec. 31, 2002, after twenty-eight years as executive director of Historic Deerfield Inc. He is now director emeritus and senior research fellow at the Western Massachusetts Museum and has established a consulting practice called History for Hire.

From the May / June 2004 Issue

Kenneth Blackman, Alan Grace, and Neal Kurk (see Karen Grace ’94).

From the March / April 2004 Issue

Jane Levin Mallow and Helen Nathan (see Heather Mallow ’91).

Carol Markovitz Raskin (see Eve Raskin Anderson ’91).

From the January / February 2004 Issue

Marion Otis Barnes writes: “After twenty-five years, I’m retiring from teaching at a small, artsy elementary school. I’m looking forward to having blocks of time to create, but I’ll miss the daily contact with those kids.”

Randolph Steinen ’73 Ph.D. writes: “I retired from the geology department of the University of Connecticut in 2002. I work part-time at Sharpe Hill Vineyards in Pomfret, Conn., as a stonemason and vineyard help.”

From the November / December 2003 Issue

Rosemary Shea Caputo (see Lisa Caputo Morris ’86).

From the March / April 2003 Issue

Joe Frankel writes that he recently retired from Prudential Financial after thirty-three years at the company. Joe was vice president and New Jersey counsel. Joe and his wife, Sue, live at the Jersey shore and Jupiter, Fla. Their two children have made them the proud grandparents of four.

Randolph Steinen ’73 Ph.D. writes that he became an emeritus faculty member in June after thirty years at the Univ. of Connecticut. He works part-time at a local vineyard, Sharpe Hill, doing vineyard and winery chores and rebuilding old stone fences.

From the November / December 2002 Issue

Harvey and Peggy Snyder Hinman (see Page Sargisson '97).

Stuart Sargisson (see Page Sargisson '97).

Barbara Bromer van Achterberg (see Meg van Achterberg '93).

From the September / October 2002 Issue

Martha R. Reeves writes that she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the New England School of Law's ninety-first commencement on May 24. Reeves, who has served as an administrative law judge for the Social Security Administration since 1991, was recognized for her advocacy work in her criminal defense practice and for her active involvement in social security issues.

From the May / June 2002 Issue

Report from reunion headquarters: "Reunion plans are complete. We hope to see you at Brown for a great weekend May 24-27. Join us at your class events, Campus Dance, the Pops Concert, and the Commencement March. Register at If you haven't received your reunion mailing, please contact (401) 863-1947;"

Leslie Armstrong writes: "I am teaching design at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and practice architecture and interior design part-time. I divide my time between New York, Springfield, Mass., and London. I continue to serve Robert College of Istanbul as trustee and cochair of its building committee and the Helicon Foundation as an adviser."

From the November / December 2000 Issue

Donald R. Friary, executive director and secretary of Historic Deerfield, celebrated his twenty-fifth year at the helm of the western Massachusetts museum village. Donald also serves on several museum and academic boards and lectures throughout the country about Historic Deerfield, American history, and American decorative arts.

From the September / October 2000 Issue

Joe Frankel writes that he celebrated thirty years at Prudential. He is vice president and New Jersey counsel in charge of New Jersey government relations. He has also served five terms as mayor of Eatontown, New Jersey. Joe and his wife, Sue, have two children and two grandchildren, Sarah and Will.

Ray Rhinehart has published Princeton University: An Architectural Tour (Princeton Architectural Press), a 198-page guide to the university’s architecture. Ray writes that the guide, which includes a foreword by Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, is the most recent installment of a series that highlights college campuses of unusual architectural distinction. A guide on the architecture of Brown is in the planning stage.

John Sedgewick (see Rose Whelan Sedgewick ’25).

From the May / June 2000 Issue

Bob Ashcom ’69 M.A.T. published Lost Hound (Derrydale Press), a collection of foxhunting stories and poems. Bob is an assistant professor of English at Lord Fairfax Community College in Warrenton, Va. He has a 116-acre farm, on which he runs a cow and calf operation with his wife.

Carol Cargill writes that she continues to teach at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg. She researches language acquisition and language attrition, especially in the case of Alzheimer’s disease. She is working on three more books: Americans Crossing Cultures, French Stories for Children, and Insights into Teaching American English. Most of her work involves arranging for student and scholar exchanges through U.S.F. or through her research and consulting group, the Pan American University Foundation in Largo, Fla. Alhough Carol lives in Florida most of the time, she maintains a home in Narragansett, R.I. She has two grandsons, ages 9 and 6, and a daughter in Cambridge, Mass. She writes: "To any of you in Florida, keep in touch."

Robert Herstoff, of Huntington Beach, Calif., writes that he retired after twenty-five years with the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. He now devotes his time to sailing, woodworking, and other interests.

Richard Kostelanetz has published Political Essays (Autonomedia). A second edition of his Dictionary of the Avant Gardes (Schirmer) is slated to be published this season, as is his Thirty Years of Visible Writing (BGB Press) and reprints of his Another E.E. Cummings (Liveright) and John Cage, Writer (Cooper Square). He writes: "An East Village Barnes & Noble recently exhibited my Word Prints."

Neal Kurk (see Kendra Kurk Anderson ’89).

John Payne, of Los Angeles, writes that he celebrated his twenty-fifth year on the faculty of the California Institute of the Arts, where he is assistant dean of the music school and director of the program in music technology.

From the March / April 2000 Issue

Michael Davis (see Jon Davis ’90).

From the November / December 1999 Issue

Kenneth Blackman (see Susan Blackman Tilson '89).

Barbara Bromer Van Achterberg (see Meg Van Achterberg '93).

Richard Holbrooke (see Jennifer Lewis Yamron '90).

From the May / June 1999 Issue

John Andes writes: "Well, it seems that our classmate, Richard Holbrooke, has done it again. First he ends a war that continues to kill hundreds, and now he becomes two people in one. Working for Credit Suisse First Boston and the State Department, he arranged, via the U.S. Embassy, meetings with South Korean officials within a year of stepping down as assistant secretary of state for European and Canadian affairs. This clearly violates the conflict-of-interest laws. Mr. Holbrooke has a long way to go to reach the multiplicity of Eve, who had sixteen faces. This violation cost Mr. Holbrooke only $5,000. Now Mr. Holbrooke can take the Clinton brand of honesty into the United Nations. Ah, ain't politics grand? Stay tuned for more of 'See Dick Ruin'."

Ray Merson (see Dave Merson '89).

From the September / October 1998 Issue

Eugene Straus has published Rosalyn Yalow, Nobel Laureate: Her Life and Work in Medicine (Plenum). Eugene, formerly a professor of medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University, is a professor of medicine and chief of digestive diseases at the State University of New York Health Sciences Center. He lives in New York City and is a contributing editor and columnist for the Earth Times newspaper.

From the July / August 1998 Issue

Richard Kostelanetz, New York City, edited the anthology Another E.E. Cummings (Liveright). Richard writes: "It is dedicated to S. Foster Damon, my great teacher some forty years ago, who should not be forgotten. I also edited a Virgil Thomson reader that is dedicated to Damon for the same reason. It should appear in the next year or two."

From the May / June 1998 Issue

Michael D. Shapiro and his wife, Ann-Louise Sticklor Shapiro '80 Ph.D., bicycled on Coastal Highway 1 from San Francisco to Santa Barbara this fall. From there, they traveled to Los Angeles, where they visited Michael's sophomore roommate, Joel A. Cassel, and his wife, Lise. They were joined for dinner by Anthony Rosenthal and his wife, Lyn. "Our California friends were shocked that we undertook this trip without a support van or even a cellular phone," Michael writes. Michael continues to practice law in New London, Conn., and Ann-Louise is a history professor at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn.

From the May / June 1998 Issue

Michael D. Shapiro and his wife, Ann-Louise Sticklor Shapiro '80 Ph.D., bicycled on Coastal Highway 1 from San Francisco to Santa Barbara this fall. From there, they traveled to Los Angeles, where they visited Michael's sophomore roommate, Joel A. Cassel, and his wife, Lise. They were joined for dinner by Anthony Rosenthal and his wife, Lyn. "Our California friends were shocked that we undertook this trip without a support van or even a cellular phone," Michael writes. Michael continues to practice law in New London, Conn., and Ann-Louise is a history professor at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn.

From the March / April 1998 Issue

Don Friary's son Richard '97 graduated last May. Since 1975 Don has been executive director of Historic Deerfield Inc., a museum of New England history and art located in Deerfield, Mass. He also serves as president of the trustees of the Williamstown Art Conservation Center. Don was elected to resident membership in the Massachusetts Historical Society last April.

Earle Halsband is happy to announce the engagement of his daughter, Robin '92, to Jeremy Spector (Yale '92). Jeremy is the brother of Adam Spector '90, who is married to Sylvia Katzner (RISD '89), daughter of Louis Katzner. Robin is studying for her master's degree at the Yale University School of Management. A June wedding is planned, and all the Brown alums are looking forward to a reunion.

Richard Kostelanetz reports that a chapter about his fiction appeared in Larry McCaffery's Some Other Frequency: Interviews with Innovative American Authors (University of Pennsylvania). The Medicine Show in New York City staged a reading of his Minimal Audio Plays in May. Richard's work also was featured in a visual poetry exhibit at the John Hay Library last winter, and Schirmer Books has published his Writings on Glass, A Frank Zappa Companion, and A B.B. King Companion. "Individual entries on me appear in both A Reader's Guide to 20th Century Writers (Oxford) and the Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature, where my name is one of ten thousand from all time," he writes. "The only other Brown alumnus I can find in either of these last two books is Nathanael West."

Lillian Robinson '62 A.M. has published In the Canon's Mouth: Dispatches from the Culture Wars (Indiana University Press). She is a professor of English at East Carolina University.


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