Tag Archive for 1972

Richard E. Blake ’72

Richard E. Blake, M.D., 67, an obstetrician and gynecologist, died Dec. 20, 2017. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College. A diplomate of the American College of OB/GYN in OB/GYN and reproductive endocrinology/infertility, he was an associate professor in the Department of OB/GYN at Howard University College of Medicine. Among those who…

CLASS OF 1972 | 2017 | ISSUE 3

Let’s start with in-person encounters with classmates. In July, I traveled to Santa Fe for a conference, and had lunch with Bruce Throne and Larry Weinberg. Both of them find living there to be close to idyllic. Larry retired from an active GI practice, but is consulting with the University of New Mexico family practice…

CLASS OF 1972 | 2017 | ISSUE 2

Our 45th Reunion is now history, and those who attended will concur that it was great fun. The campus was beautiful, and it was great to see old friends, even if we all seem to be getting older and kvetchier. Considering the alternative, that’s not such a bad thing. So here are my random recollections,…

CLASS OF 1972 | 2016 | ISSUE 3

NEWSMAKERS | 1970s NEWSMAKER SETH DAVIS ’72 Seth Davis ’72 is chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Law (SEER), the premier forum for strategies and information for environmental, energy, and resource lawyers. “To be entrusted with the leadership of SEER is truly a high honor,” said Davis. He has…

CLASS OF 1972 | 2016 | ISSUE 2

As I cleaned out my basement while moving out of the Davis homestead, I preserved a few items of particular personal interest. One of these items was our freshman facebook. I have it in my office now, and as I look at it periodically I am struck, not just by the array of earnest young…

CLASS OF 1972 | 2016 | ISSUE 1

I must begin with some sad news, as we have lost one of the true icons of our class. Dave Revenaugh died in February after a lengthy illness. Everyone will remember Dave as the star running back on Wesleyan’s undefeated team in 1969. The image of him scoring the winning touchdown in the epic win over Williams…

CLASS OF 1972 | 2015 | ISSUE 3

Rick Berg and his wife are back from Bhutan, where he was writing software for the Royal Thimphu College. “That,” he says, “was a wonderful and enlightening experience, but after two years at Himalayan wages there is no question of retirement. Besides, I need something to do, since I’ve given up climbing after several bad falls.…

CLASS OF 1972 | 2015 | ISSUE 2

First, my humble apologies to Ron Ashkenas, whose name was omitted from the list of attendees at the George Sobelman Celebration last fall. I would blame the Wesleyan editors, but he knows better. Ron attended a fundraiser for Chabad of Wesleyan in New York this spring, honoring the retirement of Professor Vera Schwarz, who happens to…

HENRY C. WOOD JR. ’72

HENRY C. WOOD JR., a software entrepreneur, died Sept. 3, 2014, at age 64. He was affiliated with the U.S. Army Security Agency and attended law school at Vanderbilt University. A founder of the software company, Villa Crespo, he developed one of the earliest software security programs. He was on the board of the Touchstone…

MICHAEL Z. HEILPERN ’72

MICHAEL Z. HEILPERN, the founder of a Web consulting company, died Feb. 15, 2014, at age 63. An innovative and accomplished musician, he studied at the Berklee School of Music and played several instruments before becoming a dedicated amateur jazz vibraphonist in recent years. The company that he and his wife founded serves membership organizations,…