Milne Alumni January Newsletter
January 15, 2013

by Judy Koblintz Madnick, '61

Dear Milne Alumni and Supporters,

In this issue:

* Status of Yearbook and Newspaper Digital Reformatting Project
* Local Boy Makes Good
* Reunion Review
* Sad News

(Please note that links included in Milne Alumni Newsletters may at some point become obsolete.)


We have now received $3,135 toward digitizing all available Crimson & White and Bricks & Ivy editions. For further information regarding this important project, see Thanks for your support of this initiative, which will be funded solely by your tax-deductible contributions. A list of donations is available at


"Albany may be a world leader in computer chips and nanotechnology, but an Albany native is making some amazing strides with computer chips these days in the biotech sector. But he's not in Albany.

"Robert Langer, who attended Albany's Milne High School before studying at Cornell University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a giant in the world of cancer drug development, and his lab at MIT has 100 researchers. A company Langer co-founded called MicroChips just completed what it says is the first successful human clinical trial of a wireless computer chip that can be implanted in the body to deliver medicine." (From the Albany Times Union, Sunday, June 17, 2012.)

Bob Langer, '66, is a member of the Milne Alumni Hall of Fame. Thank you to Elaine Wieczorek, '72, for sharing this link.


We haven't forgotten about you, but we want the reunion summary to be spectacular! Stay tuned...


Please note that I rely upon the Albany Times Union and input from other alumni for this information, so if you become aware of someone who has passed away, please let me know. If a name is underlined, it represents a link to the obituary. Many obituaries are available free for a limited time only.

Diane BREHM Mehlbach, '46, passed away on April 23, 2012.

Sally Ann DUNCAN Connor, '46, passed away on October 28, 2012.

Beverly WOZNIAK Brigantia, '61, sister of Shirley WOZNIAK Bacon, '70, passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2012.

Vivian Vener GREEN, mother of Richard GREEN, '70, and mother-in-law of Susan ISELIN Green, '70, passed away on December 22, 2012.

Jeanette ("Jay") PRICE Ruffo, '46, passed away on December 26, 2012.

F. Donald LEWIS, father of Donald H. LEWIS, '59, Charles A. LEWIS, '60, and Mary LEWIS Husman, '62 (all Shaker grads but Milne attendees), passed away on December 29, 2012.

Robert J. Van Pelt, husband of Dawn BALDES Van Pelt, '71, and brother-in-law of Peter BALDES, '63, passed away on December 30, 2012.

Dr. Donald S. ALLEN, father of Pat ALLEN Kisha, '61, and Barbara ALLEN, '66, passed away on December 31, 2012.

Dorothy Zweig Friedlander, mother of Richard FRIEDLANDER, '68, passed away on January 12, 2013.

Thanks to all of you for your interest in Milne Alumni activities.

Judy (Koblintz) Madnick, '61

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