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Peter feel fortunate that their three chil- dren and eight grandchildren have migrated back to their hometown of Minneapolis, where the couple lives in a town house on the Mississippi River. Although she has cut back a little in her community activities, Anne still partici- pates in many cultural opportunities the city offers. Anne and Peter have traveled extensively around the world and, closer to home, she often spends time with Anne Davis Carrier. Sandra Eisenberg Weinstein and hus- band Edward make NYC their home and relish its cultural richness. Sandy has retired from her position as financial director of a nonprofit. Sandra Waehner Checchi resides on a large farm near Charlottesville, Va., with husband Frank, three horses, and 15 cats. Sandy is thrilled that her two daughters and their families have returned to the area. She belongs to two churches as well as a women’s circle, for which she has helped foster music programs. She formed and directed a choir and started a hand- bell quartet; she plays in that and in a full bell choir. When needed, she plays per- cussion in the church orchestra. In 2011 she was diagnosed and treated for non- Hodgkins lymphoma, and she is coping well. Sandy admits that the last few years have brought challenges, but she keeps a positive attitude and has learned to “live in the moment.”


The class extends condolences to the family of Paula “Penny” Dow Kurtz, who passed away in 2013. Penny was an art major and a longtime resident of Paris, Maine. We extend condolences to her husband, Ted, and their three children. The class sends deepest sympathy to Peggy Cooper Remsnyder, who lost her husband, Duane, in May in La Jolla, Calif. BOBBIE HAYMAN SCHWARTZ 7130 E ONDA CIRCLE TUCSON, AZ 85715-3424 TUCSONSCHWARTZ@GMAIL.COM


What a fabulous 55th reunion we had this past spring! While atten- dance was scant (22 gals, 10 husbands, and two daughters), the spirit and enthu- siasm was grand. On hand were Phyllis Kaufman Brociner, Jane Haddad Evans, Roe Schainman Halper, Janet Lucas Whitman, Maryann Bruno McCrea, Sandy Bendfeldt, Audrey Ades Reilly, Carol Briller Furgueson, Ellen Rubinson Zamore, Bev Sanders Payne, Ellen Stewart, Evy Zoda Shippee, Bobbie Young Shafer, Andree Mounier McArdle, Connie Grant Collin, Susan


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Gosch Martineau, Marsha Johnson Bancroft, Sheila DeNadal Salvo, Sally Decker Thompson, Sue Clark Jorgensen, Joan Cangelosi Kicska, and me. We were proud that a classmate was honored by President Glotzbach at Commencement 2014, a few weeks before Reunion. Janet Whitman was awarded a doctorate of humane letters in recogni- tion of her 18 years of exceptional service on the College’s Board of Trustees, includ- ing four years as chair, and her work on the National Advisory Council of the Tang Museum, which she also chaired. At Reunion, Sue Jorgensen stepped into the spotlight to receive an Outstanding Service Award for her contribution of time and talent to the College over the years. Her son and daughter and their families were all present. Sue lives in Saratoga and loves it. Also living in town are Sue’s daughter and her husband, who serves as district attorney. Our class reunion chair Evy Shippee as usual did a great job and was recognized for her hard work and many achieve- ments on behalf of Skidmore. A great mom and grandma, she and husband Bob left Saturday afternoon in order to attend their grandson’s final senior-year varsity lacrosse game. Maryann McCrea organized a memora- bilia display in the dorm where most of the class stayed. It was an incredible trip down memory lane that included our freshman bibs, photos from our first years in the ’50s (including Happy Pappy Weekend), and even a Skidmore blazer. Sheila Salvo is very proud of her 10 grandchildren. She invites classmates to call her if they are in the Palm Beach, Fla., area.


Jane Evans flew from Seattle to meet Joan Kicska for an overnight in NYC. The next morning, we went to Saratoga for Reunion. Joan and Jane were senior-year roommates and I lived across the hall. They recently toured southern Italy together. Shortly after Reunion, Joan’s son Jeff and wife Mary had their first baby, giving Joan a third grandchild. Son Greg is a radiologist who lives with his physi- cian wife and their son and daughter in Seattle. Joan heads west for all their birth- days and other special occasions. Jane observed, “Reunion is such a grand event. There is laughter galore, lots of wine, fab- ulous ’59ers, and wonderful husbands and daughters. I hope to see everyone in five years or before.”


Sandra “Benee” Bendfeldt is ever so happy with her theater workshops and performances. She was accompanied at


Reunion by her companion, Bernard. Benee is proud and thrilled to be able to say she is a cancer survivor of seven years. Phyllis Brociner, who sadly lost her husband recently, was convinced by her good friend Ellen Zamore to come to Reunion, and they drove up together. Ellen and I discovered that we graduated from the same master’s program at Columbia University’s Teachers College. Phyllis spoke to Maryann McCrea and offered to host our next mini-reunion luncheon in the fall. Since Phyllis lives in New Jersey, we expect all the classmates living there to join in the fun. Roe Halper is delighted that her grand- daughter has a scholarship to attend Skidmore and has entered her second year.


I feel blessed and fortunate to be a member of the great Class of 1959. You can view a College video of Reunion Weekend at www.skidmore.edu/reunion. For a video and slideshow created from photographs taken by Maryann McCrea and Sue Jorgensen, check out www.skid- moreconnect.org/1959. CAROLYN BROWN STRAKER 500 E. 83RD ST., APT. 11K NEW YORK, NY 10028-7208 MOMSTRAKER@AOL.COM


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necklaces, with Carol in the role of teacher. Carol and husband Tim like Naples and hope to spend more time there in the future. In February Elaine “Inky” Perlman Cohen and husband Aaron came from Florida’s east coast to spend two nights with Mary and Jim over in Naples. They had fun and were joined by Barbara Sutcliffe Dusseault and husband Bob one evening. Mary was happy to meet President Phil Glotzbach and wife Marie at a lovely regional alumni gathering held in Naples. Speaking for many of us, Mary says she’s “trying to convince Phil to stay on as Skidmore’s president forever.” She adds, “Phil is knowledgeable and enthusi- astic, and Marie is a true gem.” Mary says another treat was gettng to see Mike Sposili, executive director of alumni affairs.


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