Tag Archive for 1957

CLASS OF 1957 | 2017 | ISSUE 1

Everyone’s on the move—one way or another. Jim Killough and wife Donna have relocated to Granbury, Texas, southwest of Ft. Worth, where the couple met in 1983. Jim says that it’s short on snow and long on longhorns. He’s selling his software business and establishing an online consulting practice aimed at improving performance for knowledge…

CLASS OF 1957 | 2016 | ISSUE 3

A late summer note from Dick Cassie reported that he has five grandchildren in college—three men at Northwestern, Tulane, and the Hartt School in Hartford, and two women at Penn State and Colgate. The young ladies were recruited for lacrosse and basketball, respectively. Dick adds that he has two of his own children yet to…

CLASS OF 1957 | 2016 | ISSUE 2

On the move are the Shepards, Bill and Lois, to a golf course home at Easton Club on Maryland’s eastern shore. Classmates are welcome to visit and share a glass of wine—or three glasses. Bill keeps his wine column for the French Wine Explorers website, and his writing—with e-books and now audible books. As for…

CLASS OF 1957 | 2016 | ISSUE 1

Having retired from his orthopedic surgery practice some years past, Bill Pratt became involved in social justice issues in his home state of New Mexico. In 2014, he ran for the state legislature as an independent—failed to win but came away with the thought that many voters like the “independent” tag, kind of relevant in this election…

CLASS OF 1957 | 2015 | ISSUE 3

Catching up with Sam Bergner, I learned that he is gradually unwinding his long-standing commercial real estate business, Laric Properties, which is based primarily in New Jersey. Through a combination of sales to various of his partners and outright sales in the open market, he is becoming more liquid (in financial jargon). I reminded him that…

CLASS OF 1957 | 2015 | ISSUE 2

The column features tales of grandchildren and Reunion headgear. I’ll lead off with Jeff Williamson reporting from Madison Wisc., on his and Nancy’s six grandchildren. Sarah ’16 returned from junior year study in archaeology at UCL in London, and Erin starts out at Middlebury. Nancy attended Erin’s graduation from high school in Berkeley, Calif., while he stayed home to…

JON E. OCKSRIDER ’57

JON E. OCKSRIDER, a retired realtor, died Feb. 2, 2015. He was 79. A member of Sigma Chi, he served in the U.S. Army and was in sales until his retirement. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Morrill Ocksrider, his daughter, two grandchildren, and his brother.

JOHN T. CORRODI JR. ’57

JOHN T. CORRODI JR., a real estate agent and philanthropist, died Jan. 24, 2015. He was 79. He was a member of Psi Upsilon and received his MBA from Harvard University. A longtime real estate agent in Malibu, Calif., he and his wife began to care for foster children and adopt underprivileged children in 1972.…

CLASS OF 1957 | 2015 | ISSUE 1

Mark Feldman writes that daughter Ilana ’91, associate professor of anthropology at GWU, was recognized as a fellow at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Studies for 2016. Recent activity for Mark included a presentation at the Center for Strategy and International Studies on “Presidential Power to Normalize Relations with Cuba.” He adds a p.s. that…

CLASS OF 1957 | 2014 | ISSUE 3

Summer highlights and high life for Lois and Bill Shepard comprised an extensive lecture cruise to Scandinavian and Baltic ports aboard the impressive-sounding Brilliance of the Seas Baltic out of Harwich, U.K. Ports included Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Stockholm, and St. Petersburg, the last featuring a visit to the Peterhof. One nice surprise was the city…