Milne Alumni April Newsletter
April 15, 2012

by Judy Koblintz Madnick, '61

Dear Milne Alumni and Supporters,

In this issue:

* CORRECTION: Milne Alumni Reunion Invitation and Reservation Form
* Class Contact Jackie MANN Gavryck, '47, Steps Down
* 1959 Yearbook Online
* Milne Alumni Chorus Rehearsal
* Sad News

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


Thanks to Jana HESSER's "eagle eyes," there is a correction to the reunion invitation form. Please note that the phone number for Marriott room reservations is 1-800-443-8952, and this number has been updated here, where you will find the Milne Alumni Reunion Invitation and Reservation form.

If you are planning to attend the reunion banquet, please send your reservation and check as soon as possible so that we will have an opportunity to request a larger room if necessary. Extra space is available for a limited time only, so if there are too many late responses, we may have to turn away some alumni. If you have a problem accessing the invitation and reservation form or have any questions, please click here to contact me, and I will email the forms directly to you and/or answer your questions.


Jackie MANN Gavryck, '47, is stepping down from her position as Class Contact. As some of you may know, Jackie and her husband Chet lost their home during the Hurricane Irene floods, leaving them with the need to find a new home and with "horrendous paperwork, insurances, FEMA, etc." In addition, Chet has been facing some medical issues. As Jackie stated, "It's been a whale of a bad time all around."

Not only was Jackie an active Class Contact but she was also instrumental in the planning for the 2005 Milne Alumni Reunion. Thanks, Jackie, for all you have done for your class and for Milne alumni in general.


From Mike Ungerman, '59: "As a part of the Class of '59's 50th reunion, Nancy Clausen was kind enough to lend me her copy of Bricks & Ivy for 1958-59, which I scanned in and posted on Picasa Web's site. I'll have my notebook with me at the Alumni Reunion in September to share these pictures, but you can have a preview at this link:"

Thanks for sharing, Mike!


The Milne Alumni Chorus will be rehearsing at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 27th, at Page Hall. If you are interested in further information, contact Richard Propp by clicking here. We're looking forward to being entertained by the chorus at our reunion banquet.


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.

Bernard J. "Doc" COHEN, father of the late Ronald COHEN, '71, passed away on March 15, 2012.

Thomas WINSHURST, a member of the Milne Class of '36 for several years, passed away on February 9, 2012. Tom's sisters (Damia WINSHURST Anderson and the late Mary WINSHURST Goodwin) were members of my mother's class, the Class of '38.

David S. ALFRED, father of Stephen FULD, '69, and Laurence, FULD, '72, passed away on March 27, 2012.

Mason H. MYERS, '73, passed away on March 26, 2012. He was the brother of Dean MYERS, '75.

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

Judy (Koblintz) Madnick, '61

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