CLASS OF 1962 | 2019 | ISSUE 2

Bob Gelardi serves on the board and as chairman of the Charity Relations Committee of the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, the fourth largest charity wine auction in the U.S. This year the Foundation will be giving a record $3 million to 16 local children’s’ charities.

Bob Saliba wanted to share with classmates a book rewritten by Peter Mooz, American Masterworks of Religious Painting 1664-1964. Bob writes, “I always thought of ‘religious painting’s being from Europe 1200-1600. But no, the religious has been a vital part of a longer painting history; I just didn’t see it until Peter focused on it. A great read. Thanks, Peter.”

Steve Trott says, “I’m still hearing cases on President Trump’s favorite Circuit, the dreaded Ninth, but nothing involving him.” A former Justice Department official in Washington, Steve adds, “I’m plenty glad to be as far away as possible from D.C. without going all the way to California. Idaho is a great place to live.”

Chuck Work and Roni are enjoying retirement on the eastern shore of Maryland and Naples, Fla. He makes a familiar lament: “I know time is passing too quickly when my son Ben ’99 tells me he is attending his 20th Reunion in Middletown.”

Finally, a sad note on the passing of Richard Knapp in January at his home in Asheville, N.C. For most of his career, he was a professor of foreign language at nearby Mars Hill College. We extend condolences to his family.

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