Class of 1936

From the January/February 2011 Issue

Charles E.H. Nauss is 97 years old and still active—walking and using a computer.

From the September/October 2008 Issue

Class president Bob Kenyon writes that he and Lou Leonard represented the class in the 2008 Commencement procession. The only person ahead of them was Dorothy Markoff Nelson '35!

From the May/June 2008 Issue

Charles E.H. Nauss celebrated his 94th birthday and 68th anniversary with his wife, Anita.

From the March/April 2008 Issue

Helen Johns Carroll enjoys being a member of a book club and reading the BAM.

From the March / April 2007 Issue

Rosalie Musen Reizen handed down her class ring to her great- granddaughter Madeline, who is 1½ years old. She’s looking forward to someone else in the family attending Brown.

From the January / February 2007 Issue

Rosalie Musen Reizen gave her class ring to her year-old great-granddaughter and hopes she will wear it as a member of a Brown class. The child is the fifth-generation girl in the family—no boys. Rosalie is living in Newburyport, Mass., where she is near her daughter Marjorie.

From the September / October 2006 Issue

Class president Robert W. Kenyon writes:“Beatrice Minkins, Esther Kuldin Adler, Alice Roe-Grenier and Leo Grenier, Regina Driscoll and guest, Ray Noonan, Alcide Santilli, Walter Chucnin ’41 AM and guest, and Robert Kenyon met for lunch on May 27 at the Hope Club to mark the 70th anniversary of our graduation from Brown. Al Santilli, who camefrom Albuquerque, N.Mex., took the prize for traveling the farthest. Bea Minkins, Regina Driscoll, Al Santilli, Ray Noonan, and Bob Kenyon were in the Commencement March down College Hill. At the Saturday luncheon, president Bob Kenyon presided over a business meeting. It was voted that the balance of the treasury—$1,439 after payment of outstanding bills—should be paid to the class of 1936 scholarship fund and the treasury discontinued.”

From the May / June 2006 Issue

Barbara Chase Little writes to say she is happy, well, and enjoying life at her home in Woods Hole on Cape Cod, Mass. Much of her time now is spent trying to get young people interested in international relations—peaceful ones. She says her 90 years have not slowed her down one bit.

From the September / October 2004 Issue

Raymond Noonan writes: “The late Stephen Armstrong was inducted posthumously into the USA New England Tennis Hall of Fame on June 7, 2003. Stephen ‘Sweet Red’ Armstrong was a letterman in football and basketball, but he did not play tennis in college.”

From the March / April 2004 Issue

Class president Bob Kenyon reports: “With the death on Nov. 11 of our secretary, Howard Silverman, the class suffers an irreplaceable loss. Howard served diligently as secretary for more than twenty years. The class newsletters he edited and produced for many years were models. In addition to his regular duties he was quick to do anything that needed to be done; always quietly and without thought of any recognition. An example: when reunion chairman Al Owens became ill during the planning of our 55th reunion, Howard took on those duties without being asked. During the dinner meeting of that reunion I cited Howard for his contributions, and proclaimed him Mr. 1936 for 1991. Later, Howard came up to me exuding disapproval from every pore and said between his teeth, ‘That was unnecessary!’ That really sums up Howard’s service to the class. Everything got done well, and no accolades were ever necessary or desired. He will be greatly missed.”

From the September / October 2002 Issue

Martha Wicks Bellisle, of Cranston, R.I., writes: "Although this was not an official reunion year, six members of our class were present for the president's luncheon in the refectory following Commencement. None of us were quite able to walk the hill, but we enjoyed the mini-reunion. In attendance, including myself, were Esther Kuldin Adler, Lillian McCabe Anderson, Annette Aaronian Baronian '43 A.M., and Alice W. Roe Grenier with her husband, Leo Grenier."

Richard M. Rieser Sr. (see Abbey Rieser Rubinstein '95).

From the July / August 2002 Issue

Regina Driscoll writes: "Sorry that I missed our 65th reunion - I was on a cruise to Vancouver via the Panama Canal at the time. I'm fine, except for arthritic knees, which slow me down. I look forward to meeting President Simmons."

From the May / June 2002 Issue

Gino DiMarco writes: "I'm approaching 90 and retiring as trustee of a trust covering a major part of Great Harbour Cay in the Berry Islands, Bahamas. I'm also enjoying golfing at Delray Beach, Fla. I hope to make my seventieth reunion."

From the November / December 2000 Issue

Alice W. Roe married Leo J. Grenier on March 24 at Phillips Memorial Baptist Church in Cranston, R.I. This is Alice’s first marriage. Following the wedding, the couple went on a two-week Caribbean cruise.

From the January / February 2000 Issue

Al Sizer reports that he has moved from Connecticut to a retirement center in Tucson, Ariz. 85704. After retiring as an editor of the New Haven Register, Al wrote a weekly column about older people for eighteen years. In 1990 he received a national journalism award from the American College of Health Care Administrators.

From the November / December 1999 Issue

Marjorie Denzer Flesch (see Lisa Resnek '92).

From the September / October 1999 Issue

Class cosecretary Howard D. Silverman reports: "Our mini-reunion has become a tradition. Thirteen classmates and one guest (we have done better) gathered at Sharpe Refectory on the Saturday of Commencement weekend to enjoy a good lunch, renew old friendships, and listen to faculty member Gregory Elliott. Although our numbers were disappointing, Professor Elliott was not. He spoke about 'mattering' - amounting to something, being of importance to a person or a cause, and in some way being of value. The question-and-answer period was lively and ended all too soon. We are grateful to Professor Elliott for a challenging talk and discussion. President Bob Kenyon announced that our executive board will meet this fall to discuss plans for our 65th (yes, 65th) in 2001 (yes, 2001). Are we really that old? We have a new treasurer, Esther Kuldin Adler, to replace the late Richard W. Pearce. Also attending our mini-reunion were Annette Aaronian Baronian, Martha Wicks Bellisle, Naomi Richman Brodsky, C. Warren Bubier, Zelda Fisher Gourse, Lillian Anderson McCabe, Beatrice C. Minkins, Alice W. Roe, Ruth Tenenbaum Silverman, and Gardner E. Wheeler with his wife, Nancy."

From the January / February 1999 Issue

Gino J. DiMarco writes: "I am enjoying my 25th year as sole trustee of Great Harbour Cay, Berry Islands, Bahamas. It's nice to work in a paradise!"

Edmond Neal (see Lisa Neal Healy '90).

From the September / October 1998 Issue

Our now annual mini-reunion was held this year on May 23 at the Hope Club, where seventeen ever-so-loyal class members met to reminisce, eat, and listen to Michael Goldberger, Brown's director of admissions. He convinced us that he had a challenging job, but one that he enjoyed. Class president Robert W. Kenyon presided, welcoming back Esther Kuldin Adler, Lillian McCabe Anderson, Annette Aaronian Baronian, Martha Wicks Bellisle, Charlotte Morse Benson, C. Warren Bubier, Walter Chucnin, Marion Hall Goff, Zelda Fisher Gourse, C. Louise O'Brien Owens, Rosalie Munsen Reizen, Alice Roe, Phoebe Merrill Schermerhorn, Howard D. Silverman, Ruth Tenenbaum Silverman, and Louie Willemin. Bob reminded us that class dues are voluntary and may be sent to Richard W. Pearce.

How proud we are! The front page of the May 20 Wall Street Journal announced that tax court senior judge Theodore Tannenwald received the annual distinguished service award from the tax section of the American Bar Association. Way to go, Ted.

Howard D. Silverman, co-secretary, attended the 70th reunion of his East Greenwich, R.I., grammar school. In 1950 or 1955 (he's not sure of the date), he was elected class president for life. With him, of course, was his wife of fifty-seven years, Ruth Tenenbaum Silverman. It was a happy occasion for a happy group of octogenarians. - Howard D. Silverman
Esther Kuldin Adler (see Leona Adler-Sidman Phillips '64).

From the July / August 1998 Issue

Marjorie Denzer Flesch's granddaughter, Lisa N. Resnek '92, married Christopher Wyett in May. Marjorie lives in Scarsdale, N.Y.

Phoebe Merrill Schermerhorn (see Sandra Kinder Bertsch '63).

From the May / June 1998 Issue

Ed Rich '38 sent in an article from the New London Day that details the accomplishments of his late friend Steve Armstrong. According to the article, Steve "persuaded the powers that be in Norwich (Conn.) to build clay tennis courts and then spent many years as a one-man maintenance crew to make sure the city kept up the kind of courts that would be the envy of any private club." The courts were named in Steve's honor.

Isaac H. Whyte Jr. and his wife, Jean, have moved from Wilmington, Del., to Oxford, Pa. They invite friends to visit them.

From the May / June 1998 Issue

Ed Rich '38 sent in an article from the New London Day that details the accomplishments of his late friend Steve Armstrong. According to the article, Steve "persuaded the powers that be in Norwich (Conn.) to build clay tennis courts and then spent many years as a one-man maintenance crew to make sure the city kept up the kind of courts that would be the envy of any private club." The courts were named in Steve's honor.

Isaac H. Whyte Jr. and his wife, Jean, have moved from Wilmington, Del., to Oxford, Pa. They invite friends to visit them.

From the March / April 1998 Issue

Zelda Fisher Gourse writes: "My daughter Leslie has just published her twenty-first book, Straight, No Chaser: The Life and Genius of Thelonious Monk. She is a well-known authority and writer on jazz. She has also just published The Billie Holiday Companion for Schirmer Books. Her biography, The Tragedy and Triumph of Billie Holiday, was chosen as one of the best books for young adults in 1996 by the New York Public Library."



May, 2019

Evelyn Seder Heller ’36, of Webster, Mass.; Sept. 30, at 104 years of age. She was a devoted community member who served on several boards, including the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, Brandeis Univ., Webster Public Library, and Hubbard Regional Hospital in Webster. She was past president of the Sons of Israel Congregation in Webster and past president of the Webster Chapter of Hadassah. Named Webster Woman of the Year, she received a community service award from the Massachusetts State Legislature. Additionally, she founded a play-reading group and enjoyed playing bridge and cooking. She is survived by two daughters, including Sue Heller ’60 and her companion; a son-in-law; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister.

May, 2018

Barbara Johnson Ware ’36, of Saint Augustine, Fla., formerly of Rye, N.Y.; Aug. 21. She worked as an accountant for American Surety Co. and as a librarian for Rye High School (both in New York) before retiring to Florida. She was a member of the American Assoc. of University Women and enjoyed gardening. She is survived by a daughter, a son, four grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

Feb, 2018

H. Gerard Everall ’36, of Prescott, Ariz., formerly of McLean, Va.; Aug. 18. He had a 34-year career with Sears, Roebuck & Co. After retiring, he was elected to the Arizona State House of Representatives.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a treasurer of the Central Yavapai District Hospital Board, where he helped with the expansion and modernization of the community hospital. Phi Kappa Psi. He enjoyed swimming and competed into his 70s, winning World Masters championship titles. He is survived by a daughter and his son, Stephen ’69.

Feb, 2018

Robert W. Kenyon ’36, of Providence; Sept. 4. He was president of Kenyon Management Services in Providence and chairman of the board of trustees of the Howard Foundation. He was president of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce from 1966 to 1967, chairman of the Downtown Council, treasurer for the Providence Parking Assoc., and a trustee of Kent County Hospital. He was a member of the Associates of the John Carter Brown Library, the Hope Club, the Sons of the American Revolution, the former Turk’s Head Club, and Phi Sigma Kappa. He is survived by two sons and two daughters-in-law.

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