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CLASS OF 1938 | 2017 | ISSUE 2

Class of 1938 Scholarship Stephen Kovalsky ’18, Economics David Whitehouse ’19, Honolulu, HI It is 2017 and I’m curious where we will be as a nation by the time we are holding this edition of Wesleyan in our hands. I am reminded of how much Curtis Smith and Art Kingsbury are enjoying their visits from…

CLASS OF 1938 | 2016 | ISSUE 3

Today I was wonderfully surprised when Curtis Smith rang me up to say hello. He must have known I was up against a deadline, again! I am guilty thinking that with only having two fellows of ’38 to speak with, I have all the time in the world. Which I do have, until I don’t!…

CLASS OF 1938 | 2016 | ISSUE 2

As we head into the summer of 2016, I am reminded of past notes full of the fellows sharing garden stories. As it is also the summer before the next presidential election, I am reminded of many political discussions with these wise men. But I am also reminded that many, many, years have passed since…

CLASS OF 1938 | 2016 | ISSUE 1

Class of 1938 Scholarship Stephen Kovalsky ’18, Mendham, N.J. David Whitehouse ’19, Honolulu, Hawaii Bob Porter, our 100-year-old grad, died Feb. 4,” writes Grace, with a promised update next issue. GRACE BENNETT daughter of the late Walter Bennett ’38 8104 39th Avenue, S.W., Seattle, WA 98136

CLASS OF 1938 | 2015 | ISSUE 3

The Class of ’38 got a little bit smaller last week. I always appreciate when I am given more time to get the news from those incredible graduates from ’38. I don’t like sharing sad news but, alas, that what I must do. Last Thursday, Oct. 22, Leonard Weinstein passed away. I spoke with Suzanne, his wife…

CLASS OF 1938 | 2015 | ISSUE 2

Well, I do believe I’ve had a first happen during my time as secretary for the Class of ’38. Seattle has had higher temperatures and less rainfall this June and early July than all of the places where I check in. Okay, so I really only call Rhode Island and the western coast of Florida,…

CLASS OF 1938 | 2015 | ISSUE 1

It seems in the last edition the notes got, how shall we say, a wee bit verbose. I’m not sure that is the correct way to represent the few fellows I speak with from the Class of ’38, so in keeping with the saying, “less is more,” let me say that Art Kingsbury, Curtis Smith,…

CLASS OF 1938 | 2014 | ISSUE 3

In the last issue you may remember that the interview with President Michael Roth ’78 (by editor Bill Holder ’75) about the importance of a liberal arts education came directly before Class Notes. I thought it was quite appropriate that the interview ended with a three-part question asking if Wesleyan teaches its students to be…

JOHN H. WEITZ ’38

JOHN H. WEITZ, 97, a geologist and the former president and co-owner of the Independent Explosive Company, died Oct. 28, 2013. A member of Delta Kappa Epsilon, he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received a master’s degree from Lehigh University and a PhD from Pennsylvania State University. Intending to become an actuary, he…

WILLIAM H. HEISLER III ’38

WILLIAM H. HEISLER III, the former CEO of Citizens Bank and an active community leader, died Jan. 9, 2013, at age 97. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta and served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. As a result of his service to the Rhode Island community as a…