Tag Archive for 1961

CLASS OF 1961 | 2017 | ISSUE 1

A recent posting on Facebook by Richard Corson addresses a librarian’s concern for literacy integrity: “Parsing fake news—Connie retired from the Spence School in 2001. During her time as library director, one of the resource members of her staff created and taught all grade levels with workshops related to information literacy. Even in those early…

CLASS OF 1961 | 2016 | ISSUE 2

The “noble nine” classmates galloped onto the Wesleyan Campus to renew, reunite, and restore acquaintances from memorable times past. In attendance at the events, including luncheon, seminar, reception, and dinner were Richard Corson, Jack Mitchell, Emil Frankel, Stephen Wainwright, Spike Paranya, Peter Funk, Neal Schachtel, Bob Patricelli, and Jon Magendanz. Special thanks to Peter for…

CLASS OF 1961 | 2016 | ISSUE 1

Richard Corson sends word: “Having retired from my library directorship at SUNY Maritime College in 2001, I continue to live at my house in Forest Hills. After years of avoidance, I finally got a smartphone. I also activated my long dormant Facebook account. As a consequence, I am taking more photographs and exercising more care in…

CLASS OF 1961 | 2015 | ISSUE 3

Steve Wainwright’s 75th birthday celebration last August 2015 in Pocasset, Mass., was personally attended by John Driscoll ’62 and Carl Syriala ’60. In addition, a number of classmates wrote congratulatory notes to Steve, including Brad Beechen, Bill Harris, Al Williams, and Don Johnson. Don, who lives in Gold Canyon, Ariz.,, with his wife, Janet, relates that he and his wife traveled last…

WELDON J. SMITH ’61

WELDON J. SMITH, a finance attorney, died Aug. 5, 2014. He was 74. A member of Chi Psi, he received his law degree from the Washington and Lee University Law School and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He was self-employed. His wife, Nancy Bryan Rhodes Smith, predeceased him. Survivors include two children, his…

ROGER W. CYRUS, M.D. ’61

ROGER W. CYRUS, M.D., a family practice physician for 35 years, died Dec. 17, 2014. He was 75. After receiving his medical degree from the State University of New York College of Medicine Downstate, he finished an internship and then entered the U.S. Air Force as a commissioned medical officer. After his discharge he completed…

CLASS OF 1961 | 2015 | ISSUE 1

“Time just keeps on clicking by!” reports Eric “Swede” Wilson, who claims he’s “still alive, kicking, and working. My daughter, Avery, got married three years ago, and is now living in San Diego, Calif., with her husband Conan. My son, Eric, his wife, Julie, and grandson Ethan live in Tuscaloosa, Ala., with us where he…

CLASS OF 1961 | 2014 | ISSUE 3

A recent communication from Sandy McCurdy states: “I can report that Larry Wiberg is charging ahead in Denver, still doing medicine, still working at his Episcopal church, erecting fine memorials to his late and beloved wife, Katie, and visiting with me and Patsy in East Blue Hill, Maine, in the summers for a few days.…

CLASS OF 1961 | 2014 | ISSUE 2

Recent literary contributions from classmates have enhanced this class notes report, providing us with sufficient and gratifying updates. Pete Dybwad shows his own personal ecstasy, writing: “Life remains great. Still working, because I love what I do, and still living in Berkeley, because it’s 70 degrees outside in mid-March.” Who could have guessed, as your…

EDGAR D. MANN ’61

EDGAR D. MANN, an international marketing executive, died Mar. 6, 2012, at age 72. A member of Alpha Delta Phi, he received his degree with distinction in economics and later received an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He was involved with international sales and marketing for the Ford Motor Company,…