Milne Alumni August Newsletter
August 15, 2011

by Judy Koblintz Madnick, '61

Dear Milne Alumni and Supporters,

In this issue:

* New Class Contacts, Administrators, and Moderators
* Facebook
* Senior Room (Continued)
* Mystery Solved?
* Class of '66 "Mini-Reunion"
* 1961 Yearbook Available?
* Sad News

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


Welcome to:

Sally COOK Murphy, Class Contact for the Class of '55
"Liz" GEMLICK, Co-Class Contact for the Class of '60
Mike UNGERMAN. '59, Yahoo! Groups Co-Moderator
Janis PAUL Jacobs, '70, Facebook Co-Administrator
Randi GREENBERG Barrell, '73, Website Co-Administrator

And thanks to John MURPHY, '54, Milne Database Backup


If you haven't joined the Facebook Milne Alumni Group, you're missing some "fun" conversations, photo uploads, and lots of memories. If you are already a member of Facebook, just type "Milne School Alumni" (without the quotation marks) in the search field; click on the "Milne School Alumni" option that results; and when you reach the Group, click on the option to join.


From Mark LEWIS, '64: "While I have a lot of good memories about the Senior room, the one that sticks in my mind is sitting there on November 22, 1963, and hearing that President Kennedy had died. There were lots of tears flowing and a lot of disbelief. I think it finally sunk in when I began to walk home and saw the American flag at Albany High School at half mast."

From Susan SLAWKY Boivin: "My fondest memory of the senior room was the day Beth Rudolph brought in a new album. It was by some new band called Elton John. I played it on the record player over and over and over."


From Susan SLAWSKY Boivin: "I believe the bronze plaque hung at the back of the auditorium (Page Hall). The relief of Aurora was on the wall near the art room, outside of the auditorium. I loved that! I could be imagining, but those places came to mind immediately." (See July 2011 Newsletter for the "mysteries.")


From Anita HARRIS, '66: "In June, to celebrate the 45th anniversary of our Milne Graduation, Val CHEVRETTE, Joyce CAREY Methelis, Greg ROBINSON, Ginny BEARUP Skorupsi, Denny STEVENS, Jim GEWIRTZMAN (who organized the evening), and I had dinner at New World Bistro Bar, followed by ice cream at Emack & Bolio's...then MORE ice cream at my mom's, on Shaker Road in Albany. Liz SCHEER and Paul SCHRODT had hoped to come but were both taken ill. We're hoping to see them and the rest of our classmates soon-well before our (gulp) 50th!!!!"


One of my classmates lost his yearbook. If you have a 1961 yearbook that you no longer want or need, please let me know. Thanks in advance!


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.

John S. BAKKE, father of Diane BAKKE Tennant, '64, passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2011.

Beverly REINBOLD Talbot, '48, passed away on July 18, 2011. She was the wife of Donald TALBOT, '48.

Gertrude KERCULL, mother of Dr. Robert KERCULL, '57, and the late Patricia KERCULL Welch, '61 (non-grad), passed away on Friday, July 22, 2011.

Ruth LEWANDA, mother of Joseph LEWANDA, '75, passed away on July 27, 2011.

Cynthia W. HATT, mother of Gregory HATT, '64, and Barent HATT, '66, passed away on August 4, 2011.

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

Judy (Koblintz) Madnick, '61

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