Tag Archive for 1970

CLASS OF 1970 | 2017 | ISSUE 1

Aloha, all. Despite short notice from me, I received some news to share, and here it is: Marcos Goodman wrote from the Appalachian Trail shortly after the last column’s deadline to report that he was averaging 12 miles a day, getting in shape, losing eight pounds, meeting “good folks,” and finished three audiobooks. However, Marcos…

CLASS OF 1970 | 2016 | ISSUE 2

Aloha, all. Bill Kordas was inspired by the Boston Marathon to write and send links to articles about classmate Bill Rodgers and a photo of Bill with our late classmate George von der Lippe (Kordas says, “AKA ‘Vondo’ “) with Wes runners Silas Ward and Amby Burfoot: rw.runnersworld.com/selects/images/boston-billy-most-likely.jpg for the photo and rw.runnersworld.com/selects/boston-billy.html for a…

CLASS OF 1970 | 2015 | ISSUE 3

Aloha, all. I haven’t had a lot of response to the call for news for this column, but here we go, anyway. Had this from Colin Kitchens: “Somehow I find myself still alive after all this time. Yet I am still almost as devoid of sense about why as I was when we were roommates. I did…

CLASS OF 1970 | 2015 | ISSUE 2

Aloha, all. The alumni office just informed me that William Steinhurst died last July. He worked for the State of Vermont for more than 30 years, most notably as director of regulated utility planning from 1986–2003, then worked in the private sector. He was active in the arts and as a volunteer. See more here. Right after Reunion, Mark…

CLASS OF 1970 | 2015 | ISSUE 1

Aloha, all. We approach our 45th Reunion (May 21-24). See WesConnect for more. Meanwhile, here’s some news from some of your classmates. We begin by offering our sympathies to Bruce Williams, who lost his mother just before Christmas. The surviving parents of our classmates are getting up there. I know some of us cringe a…

CLASS OF 1970 | 2014 | ISSUE 3

Aloha, all. We don’t have a lot of news this time, unfortunately, but here’s what we have: Stephen Policoff (“The Poet is In”—Hewitt Hall, 1966) wrote what sounds like a heart-wrenching tale of problems with our health care system. Here’s Stephen’s news: “My memoir about my late wife’s journey through New York Hospital Hell, Sixteen…

PAUL F. MACRI ’70

PAUL F. MACRI, an attorney and founding member of the Maine Music Society, died Apr. 9, 2014, at age 65. He received his law degree from the University of Maine School of Law, where he was an editor of the Maine Law Review. After law school he clerked for the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. For…

CLASS OF 1970 | 2014 | ISSUE 2

Aloha, all. Again, I have the sad duty to report the loss of two classmates, Paul Macri and Doug Maynard. We lost Paul to leukemia on April 9th. After Wesleyan, Paul graduated from the University of Maine School of Law, where he was an editor of the Maine Law Review. He then clerked for the…

DOUGLAS S. MAYNARD ’70

DOUGLAS S. MAYNARD, 65, the owner and operator of Investment & Tax Strategies, died Nov. 1, 2013. He was a member of Chi Psi. An avid lacrosse player, he had an outstanding lacrosse career at Wesleyan and continued to coach lacrosse at the high school and college level. His wife, Lorrie Cook Maynard, survives, as…

WALTER G. TRICE ’70

WALTER G. TRICE, a retired actuary who was one of the top ten backgammon players in the U.S., as well as the author of several books, including Backgammon Boot Camp, died Aug. 23, 2009. He was 60. A contributing columnist to backgammon magazines, he also wrote computer programs. He received his degree cum laude. He is…