Class of '57   
Brown Alumni Association
Box 1859
Providence, RI 02912



Patricia Checchia Abbatomarco



Robert W. (Bob) Minnerly



John R. (Rusty) Chandler


Sansra Sundquist (Sandy) Durfee


News & Notes

As a result of several requests, the format will be changed in the future to include the following:

  • Class Officers
  • Class Obituaries
  • Notes of Special Merit and Requests
  • "Where's Waldo?" requests from members of class wanting to contact others  and those for whom we have no contact information
  • Class notes that have appeared in the BAM (chronologically)

CLASS OFFICERS: Realizing that not everyone was at the 50th reunion, and that those who were might have forgotten or not known who we are, we are reintroducing ourselves, with photos of how we looked then, and how we look now.  In fact one of my fraternity brothers had gottern so old that he did not recognize me. 

Our primary responsibilities are to increase communication among classmates,  strengthen our ties with the University, and to support its endeavors both by partcipating in its activities and contributing financially.  Our real role from our perspective is to make the 55th Reunion the biggest and most heavily attended event in the history of the University. We consider that and promoting loyalty to Brown to be our primary missions.



Patricia Checchia Abbatomarco



        Robert W. (Bob) Minnerly




         John (Rusty) Chandler




          Sandra (Sandy) Sundquist Durfee




Paula DeBlois, RUE ’89                                         Amy R. Haughey                              


In memoriam    class of 1957

           CLASS OBITUARIES -2008           


As we receive the information from friends or families of deceased classmates, we shall post the information on the internet mailing and on our web site.  Please inform Sandy Sundquist Durfee ( with specific details.  We encourage additional comments from classmates and friends.

Paul Karan informs us that Lester E. Loveman, one our our classmates has died: He was president of Loveman Kornreich Co., Inc.  He was a member and past president of the Waccabuc (NY) Country Club and enjoyed traveling.  He is survived by his wife Penelope, a son, two daughters, and four grandchildren.  If any of you would like to send a note of condolence to his wife Penelope, her address is:  63 Fancher Road, P.O. Box 507, Pound Ridge, NY 10576. (Feb. 08)

As reported by classmate Arthur Williams, our class lost from its ranks Robert J. Reid.  Bob was an American Literature major.  After a stint with the US Army, he returned to Brown and earned his Master of Arts in Teaching dgree.  For most of his life after that, he lived in Spain teaching and writing.  He died there in October 2007 of melanoma.  His ashes will be scattered in Falmouth, MA, his home for many years before he moved to Europe.  He is survived by three children and four grandchildren. (Feb 08)

Charlotte Lowney Tomas died in December in Barrington, Vermont as communicated by Sandy Schmidt Woodhouse.  Mrs. Tomas received her B.A. & M.A. degrees from Brown University.  She then worked for Brown University in administration for 35 years and retired as an associate dean in 1991.   A memorial service was held, which was attended by relatives,  friends and members of the Pembroke Club of Providence.  (Feb. 08)

Janet O'Callaghan Mariani died on Thursday, January 31, 2008 after a valiant battle against cancer.  Janet spent her junior year in France and immersed herself in the language and culture.  After graduation, she became an interpreter for the United States State Department and represented America at the 1958 World's Fair in Brussels.  She studied dance with Martha Graham in New York and taught dance and French at the Taft School.  Surviving are her husband Terrence and three sons:  Christopher, David and Terence, JR.  Letters of condolence can be mailed to Terence at :  64 Walnut Street, Watertown, CT, 06795 (Feb 08)

John P. Gould, of Huntley, Il, February 23, 2008.  He was the owner of Woodstock Glass and Mirror in Woodstock.  He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Young Presidents Organization, Rotary International, and the Masons.  He is survived by his wife, Sandra, a daughter, two sons, six grandchildren, and a sister. (Jun 08)

Edward Mainardi, and his wife of 50 years, Mary Ann, of Lincoln Park were killed in a plane crash on June 15, 2008. Edward, born in Paterson, NJ, and was an attorney and real estate developer.The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last year.  Edward and Mary Ann will be lovingly remembered by their children, Edward Jr. of Boonton, William of Lincoln Park, Tina Saniewski of Denville, Laurie Converse of Scituate, Rhode Island and Andrea St. Jean of Portsmouth, New Hampshire; and their 11 grandchildren, two step-grandsons and one great-granddaughter. Edward is survived by his brother, Andrew Mainardi, Jr. of Franklin Lakes. Mary Ann is survived by her sister, Jean Adubato of East Hanover and her brother, Anthony Coraci of West Orange. In lieu of flowers, classmates may wish to make donations in their memory to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure, 5005 LBJ Fwy., Ste. 250, Dallas, TX 75244. (Jun 08)


Karl M. Eckel, of Lititz, Pa; March 21.  He was employed for 26 years as a research physicist with Armstrong World Industries, from which he retired in 1988.  He then purchased six Command Performance hair salon franchises.  During his time at Brown, he was in the ROTC program and joined the U.S. Navy after graduation, serving aboard the USS Howard D. Crow, and remaining in the U.S. Naval Reserves for 17 years, from which he retired as a commander.  He was a member of Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church and the Bent Creek Country Club in Lititz.  He enjoyed classical music, theater, golf, skiing, animals and world travel.  He is survived by his wife, Sharron, a daughter, a son, two grandchildren, and a brother, John Eckel '55.  (Aug.08)

Elizabeth Collier Sanford, of Medford, OR. March 22 after a long struggle with emphysema.  She was a homemaker and proud Brown family member.  The John Sheldon Collier Scholarship which was established in 1963 by her grandfather, Prof. Theodore Collier, is still awarded to students today.  She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, classical music,  and the opera.  She is survived by her husbnd, Steve, a son, two daughters, and seven grandchildren.

Janet Ramsay Spurgeon, of Norman, OK.; Dec. 2.  She was a retired assistant coordinator at the U. of Oklahoma.  She is survived by a daughter, a son, and two grandchildren.

Peter A. Urquhart, of New York City; May 2, 2007








(Extracted from Brown Alumni Magazine, September/October 2008)



I am once again enjoying the life of a student, now at the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement, where I take courses in Russian Literature, Global Issues, Politics, Art and more, and have moved to a little house across from the Charles River near Harvard Square, after living in West Newton Hill for 36 years.  For the past several years, I have been an Overseer at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, where our family has created a wonderful legacy for my late husband Chuck (Brown ’56, BU School of Medicine ’60),  The Dr. Charles H. Weingarten Adaptive Sports Program, to enable people with brain injury, stroke injury, or other serious physical or mental disabilities to improve their health, gain independence and get as much as possible out of their lives as they windsurf, kayak, paddle or pedal adapted boats with a team of therapist and sports instructor.   A long time physician at MGH, Chuck taught at Harvard Medical School, served for 17 years as Chief of Medicine at Mclean Hospital, and before he passed away in 2002, was Director of Primary Care at Spaulding Rehab, where he had been the first Medical Director early in his career.  I have recently been appointed to the Advisory Committee for the Harvard Medical School Palliative Care Program.  I enjoyed my work as a journalist, from which I retired in 2003.  My three children and two grandchildren

live in Brooklyn, Chicago and Western MA, great places to visit.

Jane Albertson Weingarten (Pembroke ’57) 


Distinguished Alumnus Award presented to Jim Harmon on Berkshire School's Alumni Centennial Weekend, 17 May 2008
    Jim Harmon Distinguished Alumni Award winner

At a luncheon on Saturday, May 17, Head of School Mike Maher presented  the Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna of the Year award to Jim Harmon, a member of the Class of 1953 (Jim is Brown 1957)

Jim Harmon is currently Chairman of Harmon & Co. LLC, a financial advisory firm organized in 2001, and the former chairman and CEO of Shroeder Werthheim & Co.  He served as the Chairman, President and CEO of the Export-Import Bank of the United States until 2001. Nominated to a four-year term by President Clinton, Mr. Harmon was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 1997.

During his tenure at the Export-Import Bank, Mr. Harmon was an advocate for extending the scope of the Bank's environmental guidelines and for the formal, multilateral adoption of substantive environmental standards by all member country export credit agencies.

Mr. Harmon is a Trustee Emeritus of Brown University and Barnard College, and a member of the Board of Directors of the School of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University.

He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Global Development, Africare and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Harmon has advocated a Marshall Plan for Africa and urged the public sector to help with investment capital for emerging markets on that continent.

Mr. Harmon has been loyal in his support to his old school and, fittingly, has left Berkshire a provision in his estate planning as a member of the John Godman Society. Jim and Jane, his wife of fifty years, have three children and two grandchildren.  He was presented with a Berkshire chair. 

The article above appeared on the Berkshire School website and is extracted with the permission of the Berkshire Director of Communications.



        Dr. White Honored for Excellence as Clinician and Educator

BOSTON – On June 13, the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) presented to Dr. Augustus A. White, III of Harvard Medical School the AOA–Smith & Nephew Endoscopy Distinguished Clinician Educator Award, honoring his contributions to orthopaedics.

According to the AOA the purpose of the award is to recognize the recipient’s “personal achievement and broad contribution to orthopaedics,” and emphasizes the “critical role of clinician educators within academic health centers.”

The qualifications for consideration for the award center around excellence in education and clinical excellence. Specific qualifications for educational excellence include occupying leadership positions in education at a medical school, making contributions to education research, development of course syllabi and other curriculum materials, and service as a mentor to other orthopaedists.

Dr. White was the Orthopaedic Surgeon-in-Chief at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts for 13 years, and currently is the Ellen and Melvin Gordon Professor of Medical Education and Professor of Orthopedics at Harvard Medical School (HMS). His educational activities include being the former Master of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Society at HMS, and training 25 orthopaedic surgeons in spine surgery under the Daniel E. Hogan Spine Fellowship Program.

His interest in orthopaedics stemmed from his experiences in athletics, including at Brown University where he was a varsity athlete in football and lacrosse. His fascination with the orthopaedic treatment of sports injuries led him to attend Stanford Medical School, where he became interested in the problem of back pain. Following graduation, he honed his skills at University of Michigan Medical Center as an intern, then at Presbyterian Medical Center, San Francisco where he was a general surgery resident. He then went to Yale Medical Center, where he completed his orthopaedic residency. He then joined the U.S. Army Medical Corps and served for two years. Following this he studied at the University of Gothenburg and at the Karolinska Institute, where he obtained a Ph.D. for research on the biomechanics of the spine.  (Feb 08)


The following is an extract from an article in the Paramus, N.J. THE RECORD, by DANIELLE P. RICHARDS /staff writer for THE RECORD about our classmate, Susan Low Sauer.

(c)2008 The Record (Bergen Co, N.J.) Danielle P. Richards

Susan Sauer, head of A.H. Sauer & Associates,

Susan Low Sauer, 72, the widow of developer Alvin H. Sauer, has taken the reins of her husband's company, which owns and manages more than 120,000 square feet of retail space along Route 4 in Paramus.

Sauer said that since her husband's death last April, she has discovered she knew more about the business than she realized, and that running the company has been more fun than she expected. She also said she plans to continue to run the company according to her husband's motto - the words inscribed on his tombstone: "If it ain't fun, don't do it."

Sauer has had an unusual amount of family support as she's made the transition from wife and widow to developer. Two of her three daughters and two sons-in-law work for the firm. Stephanie Sauer is the broker of record for the company, Elizabeth Sauer is the office administrator and sons-in-law Paul Casson and Rennie Pincus are involved in deal-making and property management.

A son, Richard, an attorney, doesn't work for the company, but is always available for advice, Sauer said.

"We're a work in progress," Sauer said of the firm. "I would like to see it work out so that the family is always involved in it."

After Alvin Sauer died, Paramus Mayor James Tedesco hailed him as a developer who "helped shape what Paramus is today." Business associates said he probably was connected, as either a broker or a developer, to every piece of property along Route 4 in Paramus.

During the last years of his life, Alvin Sauer's pet project was the renovation of 35 Plaza from a nondescript, past-its-prime strip mall to a more upscale shopping center.

Sauer, a 1957 graduate of Brown University, where she was a classics major, taught first grade in Fair Lawn before she married her husband in 1962.




Bob Saltonstall has no concept of what retirement is.  Why does his request sound like the Salty we knew at Brown ?  Bob, we need your enthusiasm and energy in preparing for our next reunion.  Check in with us. He writes " Now living full time in Rancho Mirage CA (that's Palm Springs). Loving it here. Anyone interested in a bed for golf or tennis, please call. Also just before Holidays I joined an old friend for a business trip to Malawi, Africa. My friend has been doing business there for about five years and I am joining him in an effort to bring wireless broadband to Malawi. So far the project is unearthing all sorts of curiousities and is taking a new turn almost every day. Hard to tell as I write whether we will get this off the ground or not, but we have good access to key players and substantial backing here and in Kenya. If anyone has particular expertise or interest, please contact me at " 


Dear Classmates, 

Students want to talk with you!

Commencement is fast approaching and, for the Class of 2008, questions about careers loom large. For those in that second-semester-senior-year maze, you possess a priceless commodity: experience in finding work and navigating complex work/life choices.

So share your experience: become a BRUnet volunteer today.

By joining BRUnet, Brown’s career network, you’ll join more than 2,000 alumni willing to share their professional expertise through informational interviews with Brown alumni and students. Brown needs at least 1,000 new BRUnet volunteers by mid-April to help the Class of 2008 find its way after graduation, and we hope our class will take part by reaching a total of sixty three.

It’s fun!

You’ll connect with current students and with today’s Brown. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to make valuable contacts with other alumni — whether it’s old friends or new acquaintances who share your line of work.

Sign up right now.

Set up your volunteer profile by logging in at today (for log-in assistance, e-mail or call 401-863-1887).  Or learn more at

Graduating seniors will thank you -- and we thank you!


Your Class Officers


WHERE'S WALDO?????  (persons requesting information on classmates are advised to first try the alumni directory compiled by BAA, and then using our web site.  Requests will be maintained for no longer than 3 months).

Jim Goldsmith asks for news about Ken Koester who was his roommate. (Feb. 08)


 Please help us find   Class of 1957 Lost Classmaates
        as of  3/5/08
Moyassar Y. Al-Mallah
Elsa J. Bailey
Irving C. Barnes
Nancy B. Barrett
Robert S. Bates
Burton W. Blank
Leonard B. Brook
Elizabeth L. Burr
Joan E. Campbell
Edwin A. Carter II
Margaret E. Clemons
Alton H. Conn
Frank W. Cummings
Agneta Bergelin Daintree
M. Pauline Delatorre
Robert C. Dennis
Sarah Anne Deputy
Peter W. Devereaux
Barbara L. Doherty
Lydia Doolittle
Joseph Dupont, Jr.
Robert W. Eisentrager
Elizabeth L. Farmer
Mathilde Fechter
Paul M. Feiten
Ann Webster Foote
Margaret L. Frothingham
Maxson W. Furness
Phillips R. Geraghty
Carol Natenberg Gitles
Gordon L. Goodman
Joan Hayward Haines
James E. Hambuchen
Ann Sterritt Hamilton
Hugh F. Hamilton
Fred W. Hannon
James W. Huffman, Jr.
Bethany B. Jacobs
Allan L. Jacobson

Webster E. Janssen
Magdalene Karros
William S. Kingman
Ruth Kornhauser
Rosanne O. Kunze
Richard F. Lamb
Robert D. MacLachlan, Jr.
Kenneth N. Mansfield
Robert L. Mansfield
Charles P. Marcus

ane Marshall
Joanne Weller Mc Landress
Elinor Mondale
Warren E. Moon
Judith I. Morgan
Michael Morse
H. Guenther Nerjes
Charles E. Peartree
Ronald V. Peters
Joyce E. Pollard
Robert J. Reid
Thomas J. Reynolds
Peter J. Roche
Ivor Sargon
Jane L. Satterlee
Caroline Reibert Schauffler
James N. Scheibeler
Elizabeth A. Schmidt
Raymond D. Sherlock, Jr.
J. Kennedy Snyder
Elizabeth Warncke Stedman
Ann Valentine Stucker
Sandra J. Tapper
Marcia S. Turner
Terry J. Uyeyama
Donald E. Watts
Leonard J. Yates
Polly Zook

If and when you do find classmates…please ask them to do the following

Log-in to the Alumni Directory at and update their information


E-mail OR

·         Call 401-863-9662 between 10am - 4pm EST.


"Two of the three of us really enjoyed hearing your stories.  But they would have been more effective if you had pictures of your boat, your grandchildren, or even YOU as you look today--anything!!  We need current pictures to prepare us for the 55th. At the 50th reunion, our friends had gotten so old they didn't recognize us"  JFMcD

Class Notes:  Class of 1957

October 20, 2007

Class secretary Sandra Sundquist Durfee reports:  “Classmates are encouraged to send news and information to, 2740 Quarry Heights Way, Baltimore, MD 21209 or directly to the BAM at”


From the March/April 2008 Issue of

the Brown Alumni Monthly

Robert Ackerman writes: "With much regret, I missed the 50th reunion because of professional commitments abroad with the European Stroke Society. Stroke disease has been my medical specialty for the past 40 years. I have been at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. By specializing in both neurology and neuroradiology I was able to pursue innovative clinical research in this area. My lab at MGH provided the first consultative carotid artery ultrasound studies in the country and among the earliest positron emission images of acute stroke disease. Twenty-five years ago I founded the Boston Stroke Society, which I have chaired ever since. The American Heart Association recognized these efforts with a career achievement award in 2004. In addition to medical research, since graduation I have been a journalist, gardener, and rower, and briefly, a husband and stepfather. My garden is on a moraine in Gloucester, Mass. My rowing I do in a single shell next to my Cambridge home on the Charles River, where I have competed frequently in the Head of the Charles Regatta. I hope classmates who wander (or row) this way will visit."

Don Arsenault and his partner have built a beautiful condo project on Tybee Island, Ga., which is just outside Savannah. They received the island's Historical Society Preservation Award for the building. The condo is called Captain's Watch, and you can find pictures on the internet.

Mariette Perron Bedard continues to run her antiquarian book shop, Tyson's Old and Rare Books, which is now online helping customers find special out-of-print books. She spent last summer traveling in eastern Canada with her daughter, Nancy Stigers '82.

Tony Booth has been spending two weeks on a Habitat for Humanity build every year for the past six years. He spent three weeks in the Gulf Coast area working with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.

Britten Dean had a good Elderhostel trip on the Erie Canal late last summer. He writes: "I grew up in that part of the country, so it was very much a nostalgia trip for me. I keep my mind alive by pursuing my interest in Japanese literature. I taught the great 11th-century novel The Tale of Genji a couple of years ago at a volunteer institute with the University of Virginia, and am now translating a contemporary novel from Japanese into English. Walking and yard work keep me physically fit."

Sandy and Dave Durfee '56 and Bob and Sandra Minnerly spent a week in the Florida Keys in January, visiting Key West, kayaking, and, Sandy says, "eating fish that jumped from the sea onto the grill." She writes: "It was great fun reminiscing about the 50th reunion and planning for the future. The Durfees entertained Jim Page '56 on Hilton Head Island with more kayaking, bike-riding, and other activities that belied their senior citizen status."

Laurie Kelleher Goring can be reached at 4649 Sweetmeadow Cir., Sarasota, Fla. 34238; \n

Charlie Hill still teaches at Yale. He's now teaching three courses; his favorite is Architecture of Power, an idea traceable back to William Jordy's art and architecture course in 1953. He kept working on it in graduate school at Penn, where he narrowly missed becoming an architectural historian.

Judith Wright Hill writes: "I am currently volunteering at the Palm Beach Zoo and taking care of my 2-year-old great-granddaughter, Josalynn, one day a week while her mother finishes her degree in education. In January, I traveled to Hawaii, where I met Helen Donaldson Nienhauser and her husband, Gayle, as they took a break from Alaska's cold and darkness. I had a great time at our 50th reunion, my first."

Judith's e-mail address was incorrect in the class yearbook. It should have read \n

Martin Imm has been attending events at the Boston Brown Club, which he says should serve as an inspiration to other clubs throughout the Brown community. At one event, hosted by Don Saunders at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Lincoln Chafee '75 spoke with candor about his role in the U.S. Senate. Don hosted a second event, the club's Christmas party, with a turnout of more than 200. Martin met some recent graduates, including researchers at Massachusetts General and a member of the class of '02 who is working on his PhD at MIT in computer science and mathematics. "One of the greatest pleasures of joining a Brown Club," Martin writes, "is the opportunity provided to meet other graduates who are creating significant lives for themselves."

Ira D. Levin writes: "Over Thanksgiving, I returned to the Brown campus for the first time since 1961. I was accompanied by Joel Kane '56, whom I hadn't seen since he graduated. We were on the swimming team together, so we paid a visit to the old pool to find that it had been converted to a dance floor or small theater. As we were peeking through the window, two students inside came over and opened the window to find out what we wanted. We explained that we were just taking a peek at where we used to swim back in the 1950s and that their dance floor was once our swimming pool. They laughed, perhaps at the idea that their practice floor was once a swimming pool, or perhaps at the sight of two oldsters pressing their noses to the window like two young kids, or perhaps at both."

Bob Norman was a cochairman for the Military Officers' Association of America, Sandhills Chapter, administering the Empty Stocking Fund for Moore County, N.C. The group raised more than $220,000 from donors and sponsors, thus providing a meaningful Christmas for about 1,000 families. Bob and Crista spent two weeks during the Christmas holidays with their three teenaged granddaughters in Colorado Springs and managed to ski Breckenridge with them. Bob still flies his Piper Dakota and plays golf and tennis regularly.

Judy and George Rollinson report they have enjoyed their involvement with the Brown Club of the Treasure Coast (Florida) and have been assisted enthusiastically by Ted Colangelo and Rosemary Carroll. Judy and George enjoyed a trip back to Rhode Island over the Christmas holiday to visit their four sons and six grandchildren as well as some friends and other family members.

Susan Low Sauer was grateful to Doris Finke Minsker for sending her reunion mementos on. Susan is now a self-described real estate mogul, selling commercial properties. She hopes that there will be a mini-reunion in New York City in 2008.

Hugh Smith lives in Southport, Conn., with his wife, Sally, of 50 years. He has been an independent and freelance photographer "for 30-something years" and has traveled extensively, covering America's Cup sailing in Australia, missionaries in the jungles of Ecuador, and taking many group and family portraits in the United States. His two grandchildren, Riley and Teddy, and his own children, who live nearby, are keeping the Smiths closer to home these days.

Mary Ann Filson Smith is a volunteer bent on improving our health care, child care, and foreign aid process. She is beginning a focus group to do some strategic planning about working through groups such as OXFAM or World Vision.

Dick Thomson and his wife, Marilyn, escaped the New England winter by traveling to St. Kitts-Nevis in February and will be spending time in Italy in March and April.

Virginia Wyler-Saunders was startled when she looked at the class reunion yearbook and discovered on page 112 that she was married to Tom Mackey. She and her late husband, Berthold Wyler, belonged on page 166.


From the January / February 2008 Issue

Class secretary Sandra Sundquist Durfee reports: “I encourage classmates to send news and information to 2740 Quarry Heights Way, Baltimore, Md. 21209; \n ; or directly to the BAM at \n

Nancy Jacobs Arkin writes that she traveled to Weston, Fla., with three friends during the summer and plans to travel to Puerto Rico with the same group.

Dick Barker writes that he spent the summer at his ranch south of Sun Valley, Idaho, doing lots of fly-fishing and taking a float trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. His two daughters, Jessica ’03 and Rebecca ’05, visited with friends for eight days. He connected with classmate Bob Saltonstall, who has taken a place in Sun Valley and is as sharp as ever and very fit.

Tony Booth and his wife, Barbara, lead RV caravans for Winnebago-Itasca Travelers. Last summer they made their fifth trip to Alaska, where they watched wildlife, saw Mt. Denali, caught many fish, and enjoyed cool weather. They spent Thanksgiving week on Edisto Island, S.C., with their family.

Rosemary Carroll writes that she has settled into her home in Florida. She is in the second year of a two-year term as president of the Stuart, Fla., branch of the American Association of University Women. An article she coauthored with Eliza Cope Harrison, “Newport’s Summer Colony: 1830-1860,” was published in Newport History, the journal of the Newport Historical Society. For the past two years Rosemary has been listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Education.

Ann Christmann writes that she is now married to her partner-in-crime of 24 years, Henry Gates—math professor, world traveler, and couch potato. She and Henry watch a lot of NASCAR and Yankee games. She volunteers for the Audubon Coastal Center in Milford, Conn., where she is a docent. She would love to hear from classmates at \n .

Ted Colangelo and his wife, Kay, took a small yacht cruise of twenty people to Sicily and the Aeolian Islands. They ended their trip with a week of cooking classes at a beautiful winery in the mountains north of Palermo.

Marilyn Tarasiewicz Erickson ’59 AM writes that in October she went on an 18-day trip to Turkey.

Jack Giddings writes that last summer he went with the Brown Travelers to Tuscany with his wife, Sue; their son, Matt; and their daughter-in-law, Dara. They found the group congenial, the lecture “super,” and Italy magnificent.

Douglas Godshall is recovering from a hip transplant operation.

Jim Goldsmith, along with his daughter Kira, volunteered again for the Barclays, the first of the FedEx Cup elimination tournaments as ShotLink personnel. They track how long the player’s drives are on a particular hole and electronically send the information to TV personnel. He writes that seeing how differently the professionals swing is an education. His middle daughter, Kim, has had her third child, so he now has three grandchildren. He volunteers at the Phelps Memorial Hospital, at his temple, and at the Midnight Run, which feeds homeless people in New York City.

Charlie Hill spent the summer as usual, preparing for the fall term teaching at Yale with a couple weeks at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. He also put in many hours as a senior foreign policy adviser to Rudy Giuliani in his campaign for the presidency.

Fred Humeston writes: “I had a great time at our 50th reunion visiting old classmates and renewing old bonds and friendships. It passed too quickly. I must get back to Brown more frequently, perhaps when I retire from my pediatric practice.” Contact Fred at 1320 Apple Ave., #204, Hayward, Calif. 94541.

Wyeth Lynn Hare Jachney owns Hylas Yachts with her husband and son, Kyle. They had four sailboats in the Annapolis Boat Show.

James McCurrach spent a busy summer tutoring in San Francisco. He continues to teach history and geography on a half-day schedule, but plans to finally take a break by traveling to South America this summer.

Robert Norman writes: “We have recently moved into our dream house in the Pinewild Country Club, a gated community. We’re on the fifth fairway of the Holly course (designed by Gary Player). Tennis, golf, and flying are still fun and exciting. Come see us—we have ample room!” Contact Bob at 74 Pomeroy Dr., Pinehurst, N.C. 28374; \n

Paul Oppenheimer invites all classmates to visit him in Cape Town, South Africa. He returns to the United States a few times a year to visit his children and grandchildren.

Dorothy Young Pierce writes that she enjoyed the summer in the hills of Vermont and welcomed many visits from family and friends.

Bob Press writes that he continues to enjoy hot and humid Houston, even after 32 years there.

Judy and George Rollinson returned to Florida to enjoy the fruits of their efforts in starting up the Brown Club of the Treasure Coast. Six or seven fellow alums have come forward to assist in the leadership, including Rosemary Carroll and Ted Colangelo.

Alan R. Shalita writes: “Sorry I missed our 50th. I am still actively working as chairman of dermatology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and continue to enjoy academic life. Being surrounded by bright young students keeps me going, as do my five grandchildren. I also join you all in mourning the loss of classmates who are no longer with us.” Contact Alan at 70 East 77th St., #9B, New York City 10075; \n

Maryann Filson Smith writes that she entertained many house guests over the summer, including a L’Abri Canada speaker’s family and people from South Korea, keeping them in touch with the international Christian scene. The United States has a L’Abri in Massachusetts that eastern Canadians attend, and West Coast Americans come to Maryann’s place on Bown Island. In September she and Mal swam the tidal river daily in Eastham, on Cape Cod, and had their annual maritime fix on pristine Prince Edward Island before returning home to a very chilly fall.

Warren Williams and his wife traveled from Wales to Washington, D.C., this past summer to attend the Office of Strategic Services Society dinner.


Class of 1957

Class Notes from BAM June Issue


Polly Veneri Bowen and Don Bowen ’56 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in May.  They have four sons and four grandchildren.  Don is professor emeritus at the University of Tulsa.  Polly is retired from the American Red Cross and is adjunct faculty at local colleges and universities.

John Conner writes: “Henrika and I welcomed our first grandchild Sarah Madeline Sireci, in August of 2007.  I retired in November and I am now taking a creative writing course and studying Spanish. 

Rosemary F. Carroll writes: “I am in the second year of a two-year term as president of the Stuart, FL. Branch of the American Association of University Women.  In January 2008 I was appointed to the board of directors of the Hanson’s Landing Condominium Association, my place of residence.  Also, since 2007, I have been on the steering committee of the Brown Club of the Treasure Coast, which has had very successful seasons.”

Ted Colangelo writes: “I am happily assisting President George Rollinson in organizing the Brown Club of the Treasure Coast based in Vero Beach, FL.  We just had our fifth dinner event with Paula DeBlois (Class Liaison in Alumni Office) ’89, as our guest speaker.  Each event has been highly successful, averaging 40-50 attendees.”

From Robert Corrigan, he is in his 20th year as the president of San Francisco State University.  He was recently awarded and honorary doctorate from Chun Yuan Christian University in Taiwan and also a distinguished community service award from the San Francisco based Anti-Defamation League.  He recently finished a two-year term as chairman of the board of directors of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce as well as a one year term as chairman of the board of directors of the American Association of Colleges and Universities. 

Patricia Kelley Cunningham is teaching Spanish in kindergarten and first grade part time at St. Edmonds Academy in Wilmington, DE.  This past November, she enjoyed a sailing holiday on the Nile.  She writes “I do plan to come to the 55th reunion; missed not being able to attend the 50th.  I still keep in touch with Francine Flynn Atkins, Nancy Brookover Bell, Janet Rowden Mergenthaler, and Margie Winneg Cohen.”


Britten Dean took an Elderhostel trip on the Erie Canal last summer.  He grew up in that part of the country, so it was very much a nostalgia trip for him.  He says that he’s keeping his mind alive by pursuing his interest in Japanese literature.  He is now translating a contemporary novel from Japanese into English.

Bud Feuchtwanger has been president of the Tamarind Foundation, a private operating foundation to the environment and selected healthcare issues, for the past wo and a half years.  He is married to Irene, a psychologist. They live in Manhattan and have a place on Long Island.  Contact him at

Mary Ann Filson Smith’s daughter, Katie Smith has just launched a new children’s book, One Hen, a story based on an improbable but true African success story.  You can read more about it on Google.

Mike and Shirley Geremia attended weddings of both their sons in May and June.  In the fall they will go to Italy and meet up with Ira Levin who has lived in Rome since 1970.  Mike is keeping up with friends from Brown:  Bill Feeney, Bob MacArthur  and George Rollinson.  The Geremias love living in the mountains of Western North Carolina and find it is like living in New Hampshire without the winters.

B.G. Goff has just completed two years as Chair of the Alliance of Artists Communities, an organization which advocates for creative environments that advance the work of artists of all kinds.  Headquartered in Providence, the Alliance also supports the “R and D” part of the artists’ world both in the U.S. and abroad.  He and Raya will be attending her 50th reunion in May.


And for more book publication news:  Bill Kelly and Lee Jacobus and a third writer have launched a new press, Hammonasset House Books.  Covers, descriptions and sample chapters of their first four books can be seen on their website,  “The novels and short story collection—all written by HHB principals—are high quality but unlikely to rip across theater screens and earn buckets of money,” says Bill.  All three are published authors and feel that there is an audience for their fiction.

Eugenie Loupret Marin is a private tutor and an officer in the Democratic Party in Marion County, FL.  “Hopefully we will gain seats in the 2008 election.  Theater is my place for th future.  I am now teaching and studying ballet and working with a group to start a performing arts center in this part of our country.  It would include acting, music, and dancing for all ages if it comes to fruition.”

Burnley Miles writes that he is retired and enjoying time to travel. “I have been married 50 wonderful years to the love of my life, Madeline Kimberly Miles ’55.  Three sons, eight grandchildren, and a house full of stuff we are trying to downsize.—all of this due in part to Brown.”

Robert E. Oberg writes: “My wife, Eleanor and I retired to our Florida home in June of 2000.  We are having the time of our lives.  In May of each year we drive back to New England and stay for three and a half months.  We stay for one month with relatives and the remainder of the time we rent a dorm at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire.  We are enjoying ourselves completely.”

Judy and George Rollinson continue to enjoy their seven months per yearin Vero Beach, FL, and five months in Narraganssett, RI.  “I continue to enjoy my involvement in the Brown Club of the Treasure Coast, whicxh I was instrumental in founding two years ago.”  (Hey, George, since the Treasure Coast Club is so active, how about some pictures of its activities???? Ed.)

Robert Rosenblatt retired from 41 years doing obstetrics/gynecology.  He and his wife, Carol have five children and seven grandchildren.  The spend winters in Ocean Ridge, Fl. and he plays as much golf as he can. (Dr Rosie, now that you are retired, you have no excuse for not making the 55th reunion.  Ed.)


Bob Saltonstall’s news appears in the Special Request Section

Dottie Young Pierce gets through the snowy winters in Vermont by keeping very busy: volunteering, spending time with family and friends, doing a bit of teaching and college counseling, etc.  Her title of “consultant” undoubtedly keeps her phone ringing with many opportunities to court exhaustion!

Dr. Gus (Augustus A. White, III) received the American Orthopaedic Association-Smith & Nephew Endoscopy distinguished Clinician Educator Award from the AOA at the associations 120th annual meeting.  The purpose of the award is to recognize the recipient’s “personal achievement and broad contribution to orthopaedics” and emphasizes the “critical role of clinician educators within academic health centers.”  Be sure to go to the website to read more about Gus’s career in orthopedics

Bud and Isobel Williams spent a wonderful week in the Galapagos Archipelago “dodging iguanas, tortoises, sea lions, hammerhead sharks and a wide assortment of other exotic and unique animals.”  You can see the happy couple on the website.

John and Margaret Wolfe left their home in Alaska in January for the midwinter convention of the nationwide Barbershop Harmony society in San Antonio, Texas.  John has been singing with the Anchorage chapter for fifteen years.  While in the chilly North, he is trying to conclude a genealogy project which he describes as “obsessive.”  He would be delighted to hear from old Theta Delta Chi friends.