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Retired special-education teacher Melanie Stein Wolf enjoys working part-time at a charter school. Her biggest pleasure, how- ever, is being a grandma (“bubbe”) to 2- year-old Mia, whom she babysits once a week. Melanie is also making plans for son Dan’s upcoming wedding. After 26 years in Bronxville, N.Y., Carol Mulvihill Ahlers and husband Ron moved to Sag Harbor, Carol’s hometown. She says it’s great to be closer to family and the beach. Carol is a self-employed fundraiser and special events coordinator. Priscilla Mandrachia retired from MassMutual Financial Group, which has afforded her more time to volunteer, trav- el, play tennis, and just enjoy life. Son Nate lives in La Jolla, Calif., and works for General Atomics as a theoretical physicist doing plasma energy research. Son Zack resides in Boulder, Colo., and works at MarkitOnDemand.com developing Web pages for financial services companies. Priscilla and husband Vincent live in South Hadley, Mass. Charlotte Ellis Wylie retired after more than 16 years as the director of tennis at the Richland Tennis Center in North Richland Hills, Texas. She now works part- time from her home in Keller as executive director of the Texas division of the United States Professional Tennis Association. She and husband Michael, also retired, have three sons. Jayson is a brewer and partner in the Taos Mesa Brewery in New Mexico, Lucas lives in Tennessee with his wife and newborn, and Trevor, who lives nearby in North Richland Hills, is a wonderful chef who operates Girthy Burrito. Debra Crawford Catts retired after teaching psychology for 38 years at Delaware State University. Her greatest joy is spending time with granddaughter Emma, the child of her daughter, Christina. Christina is a health strategist for Get Real Health and lives with hus- band Matt on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Debra’s son Michael is an invest- ment banker with UBS in NYC. Janet Cohen Stolar and husband Ed


live in Rockville, Md. Their daughter Lauren and her fiancé, Troy, are both engineers with Boeing in Seattle, Wash. Daughter Julia is a law clerk with the Maryland Juvenile Court in Baltimore. Janet has taken up painting again, some- thing that “fell by the wayside” while raising the girls. Patricia Chin Austin and Guillaume are both retired and “love adhering to no schedule.” Donna Canevari Paredes is not ready for retirement yet. She has a tremendous


amount of freedom in her work as aca- demic librarian at University of Sas- katchewan in Canada and is still chal- lenged by her job. She is happy that son Felipe graduated from law school and moved to Calgary, where he is working for a law firm and preparing for the bar. Donna’s husband, Eudoxio, is retired. The couple travels to Peru regularly. Jan Crowley Sackbauer and husband


Rick love living in Vail, Colo. Jan is a ski instructor and has passed her love of that sport on to her children. Daughter Lucy is a professional telemark skier and an RN; daughter Mary is a student at Middlebury College and skis for its alpine team. Son Tim is a senior in high school. I am saddened to report that my dear friend Lauri Landau passed away in October. A government major, she treas- ured spending time with professor Henry Galant and his wife, Eleanor, over the years. Lauri lived in Peabody, the French House (with Madame), and then in Tower in her senior year. Many of us remember her riding around Saratoga in her little red sports car. Lauri loved her student days at Skidmore and cherished the many lifelong friendships she made there. I will miss her keen intellect, sense of humor, and our very special friendship over the years. I am sure that her beloved dog, Ripley, is by her side again. May her memory be a blessing to us all. I was selected to serve on the Judicial Screening Committee for the Lucas County Democratic Party. This committee interviews all judicial candidates and makes recommendations about endorse- ments. I was recommended to this elite committee by several sitting judges who indicated that I was “very qualified, well respected, and eminently fair.” What a nice tribute. I was deeply honored. JOANNE RUBIN 6743 MONARCH DRIVE SYLVANIA, OH 43560-3177 JRUBIN610@AOL.COM


daughter Meghan Garvey ’11 complet- ed an MSW at Wash- ington University in St. Louis and works in that city as a chemical dependency counselor. Kate’s daughter Christine is currently a veterinary intern at Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic in Salinas, Calif. Kate retired from Highland Hospital in Rochester, N.Y., where she was


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an obstetrics education coordinator and breastfeeding counselor. She is now active with Literacy Volunteers, the local humane society, and an area children’s theater company. She also stays busy babysitting for “the world’s best 3-year- old” and keeping track of husband John, an administrator for Ontario County, and their 14-year-old golden retriever. Although she transferred to Colgate junior year, Laura Lasker feels very much a part of the Skidmore community. She loved her Ross House dorm on the old campus, and is still in touch with roommate Elisabeth Post and good friend Laura Freid. This past August, Laura celebrated the first birthday of grandson Ty Christopher, child of her son Ryan, and the engagement of daugh- ter Rebecca. When not busy with wed- ding plans, Laura enjoys Argentine tango dancing, a longtime pursuit that has taken her as far as Italy and Spain. Still teaching elementary and high school art in Woodbury, Conn., she recently launched a dog portrait business, bow- wowportraits.com. Having had both hips replaced almost


five years ago, Marion Brewer is now thoroughly enjoying retirement and trav- eling all over the world. She continues to substitute in elementary schools in Hing - ham Mass., where she taught for 34 years. She loves being able to get her “kid fix,” see her pals, and then walk out the door feeling free at the end of the day. Eileen Argulewicz Berilla’s daughter, Elizabeth, recently earned a master’s in library science and works as an informa- tion literacy librarian at Misericordia University in Wilkes Barre, Pa. Son Michael has a master’s in mechanical engi- neering and works at Lockheed Martin in King of Prussia. Pa. Eileen’s entire family, including their beloved 17-year old dog, were united in Ocean City, Md., for a rest- ful summer vacation in 2013. Arlene Goldberg Thrope and husband David are proud parents of two sons who earned advanced degrees from Harvard in May 2013. Glenn received an MBA and Jonathan completed a JD; their com- mencement ceremonies were held at the same time at opposite ends of campus, so Arlene and David had to split up to cover both bases! Debbie Silberstein and Arlene enjoy walks at Compo Beach in Westport, Conn. Arlene also teaches and plays piano, mentors an elementary school child, and works as a dinosaur docent at Yale’s Peabody Museum of Natural His - tory. She is very much looking forward to seeing old friends at our 40th!


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