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We regret to inform you that Donald M. Joffray passed away on Feb. 21. He was born in Richmond, Va. At Wesleyan, he majored in math and played on the undefeated Wesleyan football team for two consecutive years from 1947 to 1948 and competed in basketball and track. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from 1952 to 1955. He worked at Loomis Chaffee for 49 years as a math teacher and coach. He retired to Old Lyme, Conn., in 1999. We send condolences to his wife, Susan MALS ’88, of 64 years, with whom he had three sons.

We sadly lost Frank A. Johnson ’50, MAT ’54, too, on March 4. Frank was a very active classmate in the Alpha Chi Rho fraternity at Wesleyan. He was born in New Haven, Conn., and was a math major. He ran track and cross country and earned a master’s degree in teaching and worked as an admissions officer. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he taught high school math and then continued his education as a Rockefeller Fellow at Yale Divinity School, earning a master’s in divinity and later a Ph.D. at Sierra University. Frank was ordained in the United Church of Christ (UCC) in 1958. In 1971, he left the ministry to become a marriage and family counselor and began private practice in Thousand Oaks. He is survived by Francis, his wife of 61 years, and their children.

On a personal note, we have two granddaughters who received graduate degrees this spring. Elizabeth “Ellie” Dorsey ’12 received her MBA from Columbia, and Samantha “Sammy” Lukas (UMass Amherst ’18) received a degree as a registered nurse from Northeastern School of Nursing, passed her Massachusetts state boards, and now works as a psychiatric nurse.

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CLASS OF 1950 | 2020 | ISSUE 1

We regret to inform you that James Shasha, a Sigma Chi at Wesleyan, passed away last October. He was born in Baghdad, Iraq, and emigrated to the United States. In 1955 he traveled to Argentina and spent most of his life there. He created a center at the Hebrew University in Buenos Aires called the Shasha Institute for Strategic Studies and was named an honorary member of the university. He also endowed Wesleyan’s Shasha Seminar for Human Concerns, which supports lifelong learning and encourages participants to expand their knowledge and perspectives on significant issues. We send condolences to his daughter Leslie ’82, and all their family.

Mark Sacharoff contributed a short note: “I reread A Tale of Two Cities recently and found that it was far, far better than I had realized.” He added: “A young man recently graduated from a top American prep school and was interviewed on national television. The reporter asked him what his plans were for college. He replied, ‘I could’ve went to Harvard or Yale, but I chose Princeton.’”

My wife Margie and I have been married for 65 years and will be 91 years old. Our son Alan ’83 and daughter Cindy ’81 and two granddaughters Ellie Dorsey ’12 and Emily Dorsey ’14 also graduated from Wesleyan.

Here’s hoping that we will see you or hear from you soon!

BUD DORSEY | margiedorsey5@gmail.com
121 Renegar Way #105, St. Simons Island, GA, 31522 | 912/638-5616

CLASS OF 1950 | 2019 | ISSUE 2

Elizabeth Evans notified us that her father John J. Evans III passed away on Feb. 16, 2019, at the age of 90. At Wesleyan, John, a Beta Theta Pi, majored in economics and was the business manager for the Argus. After Wesleyan, he studied at NYU and Harvard Business School. His entire career was with the Hanover Bank and its successor, Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co., now part of J.P. Morgan. He retired as vice chairman of the board of directors. In retirement he was active in a number of nonprofits. He is survived by Noreen, his wife of 67 years, three children, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Our thoughts are with his family.

BUD DORSEY | margiedorsey5@gmail.com
121 Renegar Way #105, St. Simons Island, GA, 31522 | 912/638-5616

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We regret to inform you that Hal Treen, a DU at Wesleyan, passed away in October. He spent most of his professional career as a sales executive, and is survived by his wife, three sons, three daughters, and five grandchildren. We send our condolences to his family.

We received this message from Jud Miner: “Jud and Jean Miner have just celebrated 67 years of marriage. On Dec. 21, 1951, we were married in the worst blizzard Buffalo had that year. I was on leave from the Korean War service with the 9th Field Hospital MASH unit stationed at Ft. Sam, Houston, and Jean had just completed her degree in physics, Mt. Holyoke College.

“On Dec. 13, 2018, we moved to our new address, 120 Windsor Park Drive, Apartment A 101, Carol Stream, IL 60188. At ages 90 and 89 we are still driving and singing in the Windsor Park Chorale and Treble Clef. I am completing my memoir, They Didn’t Mention That in Sales Class, in January and will be seeking publishing ideas shortly.”

BUD DORSEY | margiedorsey5@gmail.com
121 Renegar Way #105, St. Simons Island, GA, 31522 | 912/638-5616

CLASS OF 1950 | 2018 | ISSUE 3

Cliff Milner wrote, “Just reached 90 and am continually grateful for my good fortune with my good health. This despite my frequent visits to a wide variety of doctors! Keeping busy with many different things has been my secret. This is the third year I have taken a two-week cruise to somewhere. First, I did the Viking Cruise of the Danube and Rhine. Last year it was Norway and this June I hit my 50th state by cruising to Alaska. Back here at home, I am a volunteer at WXXI, our local PBS station helping at special events like last week’s open house or answering phones during fund drives. I get out to as many concerts (free ones!) as possible. I have a good friend with whom I share driving chores. That does remind me that my latest health annoyance is neuropathy, in which the feet become numb, which, in turn, makes me pay special attention to my driving!

“My wife, Lynn, passed away four years ago but I have my youngest son (56) living with me. As my daughter says, You can look after him and he can look after you! Good luck to all and stay out of those listings in the back pages of the alumni magazine.”

The Rev. Allen W. Scott died Aug. 20, 2018. After Wesleyan and Yale Divinity School he pastored his hometown church in East Lyme, Conn., and was a leader in the community. He is survived by his daughter, Margaret Watson, and sons MacKenzie, Alan, and Jonathan.

BUD DORSEY | margiedorsey5@gmail.com
121 Renegar Way #105, St. Simons Island, GA, 31522 | 912/638-5616