Tag Archive for 1970

STEVEN OSSAD ’70

Steven Ossad ’70, a historian and biographer, won the 2018 Society for Military History Distinguished Book Award for Biography for his book Omar Nelson Bradley: America’s GI General. The book offers an account of Bradley’s formative years, his decorated career, and his postwar life. Ossad, who has focused his writing career on biography and command,…

CLASS OF 1970 | 2017 | ISSUE 3

Aloha, all. Thanks to those who responded to the (again) delayed Lyris message requesting news. Seems Lyris doesn’t play well with Yahoo or Firefox or something. First to reply was Steve Ingraham. Steve was off to Nepal with wife Sheila: “We will do some very comfortable trekking in the hills of the Annapurnas, eventually going…

CLASS OF 1970 | 2017 | ISSUE 2

Aloha, all. First, my apologies for the late request for news. As far as I can determine, it was attributable to some technical glitch that prevented my receiving the reminder a week or so before a second reminder, which somehow did reach my inbox. Nonetheless, I had e-mails from a few of our classmates, so…

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…