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CLASS OF 1952 | 2017 | ISSUE 3

This is my first attempt as class secretary after the sterling job done by Hal Buckingham, Bill Wasch, and their predecessor, my DU brother, Don Sanders. Some notes are from communications to Hal and Bill that could not make publication deadlines and some are from recent news received by me. Following up on Frank LaBella,…

CLASS OF 1952 | 2017 | ISSUE 2

Our 65th Reunion has come and gone, as have the 65 years since our graduation in 1952! Our commencement program listed 162 graduates in our class. The college’s current listing of our class numbers 90 survivors for whom there is good contact information. There were eight of us present for our class banquet, the highlight…

CLASS OF 1952 | 2017 | ISSUE 1

Class of 1952 Endowed Wesleyan Scholarship Fund Nathanael Mathieu ’20, Freedom, NH Good news about our classmates is absent, as these class notes are being written on Jan. 15, 2017. Bad news is prevalent, unfortunately. We have lost five more of our classmates. Mel Roboff died on Apr. 11, 2014. Mel was an Alpha Delt…

CLASS OF 1952 | 2016 | ISSUE 3

In the last issue of this magazine (Issue 2, 2016), we mentioned having heard from Frank LaBella for the first time in decades. There is much more to add to what we reported therein. The following note from Frank contains two examples of his extraordinarily diverse career and life. First, as a professor (now emeritus)…

CLASS OF 1953 | 2016 | ISSUE 2

Hal Buckingham writes: This has been a banner time for your co-scribes! We’ve heard from several classmates who have been silent for much too long. First, there is Bill Evans. Bill, who left Wesleyan after our junior year to attend Hahnemann (now Drexel) Medical School and to pursue a career in medicine, elected to retire…

CLASS OF 1952 | 2016 | ISSUE 1

Class of 1952 Endowed Wesleyan Scholarship Fund Michael Glasser ’16, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Hal Buckingham writes: It is with enormous regret that I open these class notes with this sad news. We have lost two of the giants of our class, Susie Wasch and Charlie Rogovin. Susie died Feb. 6, 2016, after a battle with cancer she fought…

CLASS OF 1952 | 2015 | ISSUE 3

Hal writes: It was good to be in touch again recently with Jim Wolpert. I believe the last time we saw each other was in 1953 at an Army base in Sendai, Japan. From there, Jim was assigned to the 724th Ordnance Battalion of the 24th Infantry Division in Korea, where he rose to be Battalion Sergeant…

CLASS OF 1952 | 2015 | ISSUE 2

We promised more on Dick Mayer in this issue of the magazine. Dick left Wesleyan after his sophomore year and enlisted in the U. S. Army. Following graduation from Officer Candidate School, he became a platoon leader on the front lines of Korea, was seriously wounded, spent a year in a hospital in Japan, and was awarded…

KIMON S. ZACHOS ’52

KIMON S. ZACHOS, an attorney and community leader, died Dec. 31, 2014, at age 84. A member of Sigma Chi, he received his degree with honors. He received his law degree as a Root-Tilden Scholar at New York University Law School and also received an LL.M. from Boston University after serving in the U.S. Army.…

HUGH W. YOUNG ’52

HUGH W. YOUNG, who served for 32 years in the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, died Nov. 24, 2014. He was 83. After receiving his degree with honors and with distinction in government, he received a master’s degree in public administration from Syracuse University. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Subsequently, he…