Milne Alumni February Newsletter
February 15, 2010

by Judy Koblintz Madnick, '61

Dear Milne Alumni and Supporters,

In this issue:

* Class of '70 Reunion Plans
* "This and That"
* Sad News


Janis PAUL Jacobs, '70, has provided the following update regarding the 40th Milne School Class Reunion for the Class of '70, which she, Rob DORKIN, and Susan ISELIN Green have been busy planning.

July 23, 24, and the weekend! 

The Saturday evening event will be held at the
Colonie Golf and Country Club. The committee is still in the process of planning activities for Friday night, Saturday (day), and Sunday morning. Thanks to those who have sent ideas...we would love to hear more!

A block of rooms at the Marriott Wolf Road has been reserved at a rate of $119 per night for the weekend of the reunion.  If you need a reservation, please call the hotel at 1-518-458-8444, ask for In-House Reservations, and mention 
"University at Albany Milne Class of 1970!"
The cut off date for reservations is July 2, 2010.

While most classmates have been contacted, the following are still "missing."If anyone is able to provide information regarding the whereabouts of any of these members of the Class of '70 (or have any questions, ideas, or concerns), please contact Janis PAUL Jacobs.
Also.. we are still looking for:

Gene Altus*
Barbara Ball
Rick Coburn
Ann Gerber*
Bill O'Brien
Ted Pantazis
Chris Pohl
Karen Reid
Debra Yarborough

* we have some leads...

Janis, Susan, and Rob are truly looking forward to our reunion and seeing and reconnecting with all their friends from high school!


To contact me regarding any of the following, please note that my contact information is available on our homepage at

I have email addresses for only 900+ alumni, approximately half the alumni in our database. And the database itself is far from complete. Unfortunately, there are many alumni who do not have email addresses, who have not yet shared them, or simply do not wish to share them. If you are aware of anyone who may be "out of the loop," please contact me with whatever info you may have. I would be happy to contact alumni before I add them to the database.

If you would like to have your name shown as a clickable email link in the Name Directory and Class-Year Directory , please let me know.

Some of you have business email addresses listed in the database and various email lists. If you would like me to change that to a personal email address, please so advise.

I am still interested in developing a web page honoring Milne alumni who served in the military. But I can't do everything! Please let me know if you would like to volunteer to help gather information.

The Hall of Fame project is still underway. If there is a Milne alumnus or alumna you believe deserves Hall of Fame recognition, please send me an email that includes pertinent information so that I am able to copy and paste your submission. I am willing to provide minor editing as needed. Please limit submissions to approximately 300 words plus website links, which will not only expand upon a Hall of Fame member's background but will also ensure that we don't mishandle copyrighted material.

PLEASE SEND NEWS! If you have any news you would like to share with other Milne alumni, please let me know.


Ms. Nancy BEARUP McDonough, Milne Class of 1947, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2010. Nancy was the wife of Capt. William McDONOUGH, '46; sister of Geraldine BEARUP Landriau, '48, Lynda BEARUP Porter, '65, Virginia BEARUP Skorupski, '66, and Thomas BEARUP, '68; and brother-in-law, Peter McDONOUGH, '49, and George McDONOUGH, '51.

Barbara ROSENTHAL Allen, Milne Class of '42, passed away on January 19, 2010. Barbara was the mother of Judith ALLEN Goldman, '71, and Elyse ALLEN Goodman, who attended Milne for a few years before it closed. According to Judy, her grandfather (mother's father), Elis Rosenthal, was also a graduate of Milne; unfortunately I do not have class-year information.

Raymond F. LONG, Jr., Milne Class of '75, passed away on January 20, 2010. Raymond was the brother of Janice LONG Creed, '74.

Sarah "Sally" GRACE McMinn , Milne Class of '47, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2010.

Marion COOPER, Milne Class of '36, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2010. Marion was predeceased by her sisters Harriet COOPER Simmons, '31, Helen COOPER Sullivan, '41, and Barbara COOPER Stewart, '45.

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

Judy (Koblintz) Madnick, '61

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