CLASS OF 1958 | 2020 | ISSUE 1

A letter from Ted Wieseman had a lot of info. He is in good health for his age but walks with a cane and needs a hearing aid. He lives in a senior residence and his unit has many females. He is fortunate to have many relatives in the D.C. area near him. He is still glowing with the World Series win of the Washington Nationals. He is very pleased that his family is doing well and is nearby. Ted also relayed an email from Art Geltzer, who spoke of losing both Polly and Mel Cote ’58, MAT ’62 recently. Ted had news of Dennis Allee, also. He is splitting his time between St. Pete and the Cape. Still making bad ceramic art and doing his radio jazz show when on the Cape.

Denny is presently living with an art gallery owner who has an apartment in Paris. They travel to Florida, Europe, and Provincetown.

Dick Goldman is in Florida, looking forward to tennis. He just completed his eighth year of teaching at Boston University Law School and is very active with the Wesleyan Boston Lawyers Networking Group. He also met with Matt Winn ’92, vice-chair of the Wesleyan Alumni Association, to discuss ways in which Wes alumni in different cities can be helpful to each other.

Art Geltzer also mentioned the death of Mel and is continuing his semi-retired academic career at the Brown medical program.

Roger Turkington reminisces about his 60 years of medical science, his 50 years of concertizing (he now sold his violins), and his 10 years of poetry.

Kay and Bob Terkhorn went to France for a second time this year. They went with the director of the Denver Art Museum to Paris and Normandy to visit locations where Claude Monet lived and painted. The trip was fabulous, and the Monet exhibit is superb.

Bart Bolton is looking forward to Feb. 1, when he arrives in Sarasota, Fla. His golf clubs will also make the trip and I am looking forward to lunch in Punta Gorda with Bart and Ed Kershner.

Big life change for Toni and John Corkran. They are disposing of their beloved travel trailer. It has covered 40 states and innumerable national and state parks. Just in case, he is keeping the hitch!

The Alumni Office alerted me to the news of the death of Bob Mansfield. He passed away on Oct. 28. He had a long career as a civil engineer in New Haven. Bob was the sophomore-year roommate of Bill Barnes and they became lifelong friends. Bill and wife Pat shared many wonderful times with Bob and Sharon Mansfield. They had family times together when their children were young and extensive travel in later years. Bill’s email details Bob’s interest in boating and his significant community altruism.

My Wes roommate, Dan Woodhead, reports that he is physically limited, but he is clear mentally. He has two grandsons who are prominent members of the Stanford varsity water polo team. And as a former Wes football player, he was elated by their one-loss season.

In late October through early November, Tony Codding took a wonderful cruise on the Rhine and Mosel rivers, beginning in Amsterdam and finishing in Basel, Switzerland. And he had a beautiful bike ride through the Kinderdijk.

Neil Henry had an interrupted vacation on Ocracoke Island last summer because of Dorian. They returned to Richmond and drove around with the kayak on top of their Subaru. They pretended they were still away.

Pirkko and Burr Edwards have grown to love their life in Lectoure in southwest France. They enjoy the clean air, locally produced food, and peace and quiet. For excitement, they drive to Toulouse and fly to London or Helsinki. They do miss Africa but see some of the old African friends from time to time.

I have a long note from Ezra Amsterdam, perhaps the hardest working member of the class of ’58. He is still a huge New York Yankees baseball fan and he always has a comment about their chances in 2020. He hints that his hugely successful medical career may be ending or slowing down. He has had over 1,000 publications, including 13 books. Perhaps his finest accolade: he was named one of the 27 top cardiologists in the U.S. by Forbes. He is hoping to work on his backhand in the future.

Kay and I are doing well, despite her having a bout with pneumonia. Our local hospital really helped her. Still read, bridge, golf, and eat out. Those are my passions and I am very good at the last of my obsessions. Thanks for the info.

Cliff Hordlow |
Apt. 103, 4645 Winged Foot Court | Naples, FL 34112; 239/732-6821