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Norma Morse Edelman called Gabrielle Fuchs to tell her of the death of Nancy Fields in January. Working at NBC-TV, Nancy was a longtime assistant to weath- erman Willard Scott, who paid this tribute to her on the Today Show: “Tom Brokaw said it best: NBC could survive without him or the rest of the news division, but not without Nancy Fields.” We send con- dolences to her family. I was saddened to learn that Jane Mac -


Kay Howe’s husband, Glover, died in December. Also, Sally Sanderson Cutler lost her brother this past March. Our thoughts and prayers go out to both class- mates.


Through the years, we have remained


close as a class. Limitations and, yes, even death are realities now, so let’s continue sharing our thoughts and adventures with each other while we still can. BARBARA HOLDEN MOULTON 291 WASHINGTON STREET ARLINGTON, MA 02474-1503 781-646-7688 RBCPRJBJM@RCN.COM


Hospice, Hope Free Clinic, and several church outreach programs in Oriental, NC. Bunny’s chocolate Lab, Hawkeye, keeps an eye on her home. Nancy Gillis Sheridan took early retire- ment from a position in NYC to move to Connecticut and obtain an LPN degree in 1991. She worked with patients in a local nursing home. In 1999 she moved to Boca Raton, FL, and has continued her nursing career there, although she plans on retir- ing later this year. Nancy regularly travels to visit a daughter and her family in En - gland and a son in Palo Alto, CA. The en - tire family gathers each October in Florida to celebrate Nancy’s birthday. She hopes to attend our 60th reunion in 2014. Joan Stevenson Brennan’s granddaugh-


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ter is the top swimmer among girls aged 11–14 in Alaska. Two other grandchil- dren, who are cousins, attend UC-Santa Barbara. Joan continues her digital pho- tography and hosts her 25-year-old book club each month. Husband Tom does sci- entific research at their studio in Moun - tain View, CA. Guilford, CT, resident Addie Warner Minott is co-chairing the town’s 250th anniversary celebration. The yearlong event features recreational and cultural activities each month, including a mid- August parade and fireworks. The Minotts now have two great-grandchildren, one in Massachusetts and the other in Chile.


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Widowed two years ago, Grace Chidester Oldham volunteers for


They enjoy traveling to keep up with the family.


Sydney Bartlett Tansi has been working


on shell craft, designing ornaments to be sold at local churches and gift shops, with proceeds to benefit the children at St. Vin cent’s Hospital and School in Port- au-Prince, Haiti. In July she moved from Hartford to Glastonbury, CT, to be closer to daughter Anna and her children. Syd is enjoying the rural lifestyle and plans to take up oil painting and birdwatching. Plans are in the works for a spring mini- reunion at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. We hope to bring together classmates within driving distance and those who fancy a weekend trip to the beautiful waterfront site for lunch. We’ll keep you posted. ANN BALLINGER WILCOX 877 JEFFERSON WAY WEST CHESTER, PA 19380-6909 BALLIWILCOX@GMAIL.COM


Sylvia Mallery retired from SUNY- Cobleskill in 1995 after teaching in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences for many years. Nancy Lee Farrell Nancy says it is a joy


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to see Skidmore thriving! The class extends condolences to Sue Gannon, whose husband, Ed, died in Au - gust 2010, and Katherine Moore Hickey, whose husband of 52 years, Joseph, died this past February. MARDI DUGGAN DREBING 4215 CLEVELAND ROAD SYRACUSE, NY 13215-2415 MARDIFLY@AOL.COM


years in Westport, CT, is an empty-nester —again! Daughter Susan moved to south- western France with two of Audrey’s grandsons, while Jeremy, 18, will be state - side to attend Yale, and Raphael, 13, will spend summers with Audrey. Grand - daugh ter Lily, 18, is working in Ghana at an or phan age and heading to Nepal in


’56 SEASONAL ADDRESS?


If you spend part of the year away from your primary residence but still want to receive information about regional Skidmore events and other news from campus, just let us know.


Share your seasonal address


by calling 518-580-5600, or visit www.skidmore.edu/administration/ development/update.html.


Audrey Strauss Doniger, who has lived in the same house for 50


January. Grandson Max, 20, is a senior at UC-Santa Clara. Audrey also has two step- great-grandchildren: ages 12 and 6, they are grandsons of son Dan and his Bang - ladeshi wife. Marilyn Williams Phillips enjoyed


a “catch-up” conversation with Gracia Parkhill Dayton. Marilyn and husband Sandy moved to White House Village, a retirement community in Newtown Square, PA. She said downsizing was “a chore,” but they both like their new residence and enjoy living close to their daughter and her family. Wendy Bishop Strebe informed me that


her mother, Gayle Stein Bishop, is living in an Alzheimer’s facility in Austin, TX. She is in the middle to late stages and is unable to read, although she still recog- nizes family members on most days. Wendy wants classmates to know how much Skidmore meant to her mother, who attended many past reunions. AVERILL DAYTON GEUS 2 OLD ORCHARD LANE EAST HAMPTON, NY 11937-3911 631-324-1229 EGEUS@OPTONLINE.NET


been very busy as a certified handicapped riding instructor at the Cochise Area Net - work of Therapeu - tic Equestrian Re - sources, in Sierra Vista, AZ. She has received three US Dressage Foundation “century awards,” for riders whose age, when combined with the age of their horse, adds up to 100! She notes, “I think Mr. Bauer would be proud.” Sue is looking forward to Reunion next year. Nancy Mann Germanetti and Hugh attended their oldest grandchild’s gradua- tion from Bradley University last May, after a fun, relaxing April visit in Palm Springs, FL, with daughter Gail Germa - netti Fiorini ’80 and her husband and daughter. Nancy and Hugh headed east in May to attend his Williams reunion, and in July Nancy traveled to Saratoga to help plan our 55th reunion. Sally Shupert Shepard and Jim took a spring trip to Tunisia with Boston-based Overseas Adventures. With six other tourists, they visited archeological sites that brought the country’s history to life. Sally says it was fascinating, and they met friendly people wherever they went. Now postretirement, Jim continues to do med- ical and legal consulting, while Sally is


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