Milne Alumni July Newsletter
July 15, 2012

by Judy Koblintz Madnick, '61

Dear Milne Alumni and Supporters,

In this issue:

* Milne Alumni Reunion Update--Reservation List!
* Milne Alumni Reunion Individual Class Events
* Class of 1940 72nd Reunion!
* Albany Aqua Ducks Sold
* Good News!
* Sad News

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


Click here to see who is attending the September 8th reunion banquet! I am updating this list weekly, so be sure to check back regularly. If you haven't sent your reservation and check yet, please do so ASAP. I am unable to guarantee that there will be room for you if I don't receive your reservation by the deadline of August 1st!! If you don't have your invitation and reservation forms, they are available here.


Attention, members of the Class of '64: There will be a class get-together on Friday, September 7, at 3 p.m. at the Thompson's Lake cottage of Anne and Richard Blabey, 28 Blabey Lane. The event will consist of a picnic supper. Please bring your own beverages, and an appetizer, snack, or dessert would be welcome as well. RSVP to Richard Blabey, with a cc to Martha LOWDER Kimball.


On June 16th, 72 years after graduating from Milne, the Milne class of 1940 and their family members gathered at The Desmond to reminisce and to celebrate their 90th birthdays.

During cocktails, dinner, and dessert June ("Judy") (Glaubitz) Scovill, Doris (Holmes) Jenkins, Bob Meghreblian, Preston Robinson, Betty (Schreiner) Stockholm, Ada (Snyder) Huebner, and Sid Stockholm spoke to the value of a Milne education, laughed at the recounted antics of high school youth, noted the measure of doing honest work, shared the joys and tribulations of family, attested to the trials of health and aging, AND clung dearly to the treasure of friendships.

Bob traveled the farthest -- from California -- to see Milne, classmates, and the Albany area again. Ada traveled by train from New York City. Sid and Betty acknowledged they might have been the only two members of the Class of 1940 to marry a classmate.

The event was hosted by Newton Ronan, who became an honorary member of the Class of 1940 in 2009 when his wife, Jane (Vedder) Ronan passed away. Newt and his daughter Debbie planned and delivered a fine and memorable evening for all who attended.

Thank you to Gail (Robinson) Keller (daughter of Preston) for providing this wonderful review of a memorable reunion.


After today, July 15th, the amphibious bus/boat Albany Aqua Duck vehicles will no longer be seen in the Capital City. They have been sold to an out-of-state firm after providing nine years of historic tours of Albany. I'm sharing this information in the event that any Milne alumni were planning to take advantage of the Aqua Duck tours during our reunion weekend.


The first grandchild of Jana Hesser '62, a grandson, was born on July 3, 2012, at Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, RI. Vaughn Joseph Pimental-Pavlides weighed in at 7 lb. 6 oz. His parents are Jana's son, Jordan Pavlides, and Crystal Pimental. The family is at home in East Providence, RI. Congratulations, Jana!


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.

Alice WILSON Allen, '46, passed away on March 20, 2012. Alice was the sister of Edgar Wilson, '49, and Donald Wilson, '54.

Toby Lee STONE Chessler, '54, passed away on May 16, 2012.

David NEVILLE, '55, passed away on July 12, 2012. He was the brother of George S. Neville, '52, and Peter S. Neville, '52.

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

Judy (Koblintz) Madnick, '61

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