Milne Alumni May Newsletter
May 15, 2009
by Judy Koblintz Madnick,
Alumni and Supporters,
In this issue:
* Dr. Theodore H. Fossieck – 2009 Milne School Scholarship
* Class of '47 "Lunch Bunch"
* Class of '59 50th Reunion
* Class of '61 "Mini-Reunion"
* Sad News
DR. THEODORE H. FOSSIECK –
2009 MILNE SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Felitte, whose grandfather graduated from Milne in 1950, will
receive a $500 2009 Milne School scholarship. Evan will be a
junior next year and will officially declare his major in the
Documentary Studies Program. Evan's interests are filmmaking,
photography, music, and writing. Evan also received this
scholarship in 2007 and 2008.
An incoming freshman, John Iseman, will receive a $500
scholarship. His father, uncle, and grandmother are all Milne
alumni. John is planning to be a wildlife biologist. He has been
very involved with Boy Scouts and is now an Eagle Scout. John is
also a member of his high school's National Honor
A Milne School Scholarship will be awarded to William
Vollmer, whose grandfather, David Vollmer, graduated from The
Milne School in 1946. In addition, William's grandmother
graduated from the New York State College for Teachers at Albany
and was a student chemistry teacher at The Milne
Dr. Theodore H. Fossieck, principal of the Milne School from 1948
to 1972, established an annual scholarship to the University at
Albany for a student who is a descendent of a Milne School
graduate or faculty member. Applicants must fill out an
application and submit documentation that they are direct
descendents of a Milne School graduate or a Milne School faculty
member. Both incoming and present undergraduate students are
welcome to apply.
Congratulations to Evan, John, and William!
CLASS OF '47 "LUNCH
Jackie MANN Gavryck: "Classmates of 1947 are now the
'Lunch Bunch' after reconnecting at the class's 50th,
and only, reunion. Other Milnites are always
||From left to right:
Jackie MANN Gavryck,
Joan CLARK Walsh,
Joan MINNOCK, and
B.J. FLANDERS McCabe.
CLASS OF '59 50th REUNION
The Milne Class of 1959 held their 50th reunion in, of all
places, New Bern, North Carolina. Over the weekend of May 1st, 24
classmates, along with family and friends, enjoyed the atmosphere
of this quaint harbor town while renewing old acquaintances and
Many thanks to Sheila Burke McGarity and Nancy Jones Clausen for
their organizational efforts in making the reunion happen.
Barbara Kircher Fenimore assembled a great reunion book with bios
on all the attendees and notes on many others. She also took the
best group photos of the event. Max Streibel was responsible for
creating the Milne logo that graced our reunion mug. Myron LaMora
donated red "I survived" T-shirts. George Houston sent
out monthly issues of the Crimson and White and conducted
extensive research on our deceased classmates. Connie Evans
Finley donated a picture CD of our deceased classmates, as well
as an audio CD, with a '50s mix. Mike Ungerman was the tech
guru providing web support and audio/visual for the event. Many
other classmates contributed their time and efforts during the
reunion to make this a successful event.
The following links are to Mike Ungerman's Picasa web
album. Many class members contributed their digital photos to
this compilation. Additions and captioning with names are still
in progress, so check back over the next month for
Lots of pics
CLASS OF '61"MINI-REUNION"
On April 13, 2009, 15 Class of '61 "classmates
and friends" met at the Orchard Tavern in Albany for an
informal dinner and opportunity to "catch up" with each
other. I have posted photos here.
The following Milne alumni, attendees, and family members passed
away recently. 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. The Times Union links are available free for 30
days after the initial posting. Other newspapers may have
John J. Black, husband of Susan BARR Black, Milne Class of
1967, son-in-law of Sara KESSLER Barr, '35, and
brother-in-law of William BARR, '63, passed away on
April 10, 2009 - The Buffalo News.
Helen NORRIS Coleman, Milne Class of 1941, passed away on
Monday, April 20, 2009 - Times Union.
Louis FINKELSTEIN, Milne Class of 1969, passed away on
Monday, April 20, 2009. Louis was the brother of Barbara
FINKELSTEIN Hochberg, '71 - Times Union.
Marguerite WATERBURY Pearce, Milne Class of 1937, passed away
on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - Times Union.
Edna Van Popering Vollmer, wife of David VOLLMER, Milne Class
of 1946, passed away on April 27, 2009 - Santa Cruz
Ruth MANN Sumberg, Milne Class of 1936, passed away on
Thursday, May 7, 2009 - Times Union.
Thanks to all of
you for your interest in Milne Alumni activities.
Judy (Koblintz) Madnick, '61
For contact information, see the Milne Alumni homepage: www.albany.edu/~milne/