Milne Alumni August Newsletter
August 15, 2013

by Judy Koblintz Madnick, '61

Dear Milne Alumni and Supporters,

In this issue:

* A Message from Judy
* Digitization Project Update!
* September 2012 Milne Alumni Reunion Summary
* Sad News

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We have completed our move back to Albany. I apologize for not having a July issue of the newsletter, but there wasn't much news, so I decided to take a little "vacation" (if unpacking cartons can be considered a "vacation"!). Thank you for your understanding.

Meanwhile, we discovered that our next-door-neighbor is a Milne alumna. In addition, during our trip north, we had an opportunity to visit with one of my classmates in North Carolina, and during the month we have been here, we have had lunch with two of my classmates and dinner with another classmate. Ah, the joys of living in Albany! (Please remind me of these "joys" during Albany's winters!)

Quick note: Ronald Laraway, '68, is looking for a 1968 yearbook. If you or someone you know has an extra one, please let me know. Thanks!


To date we have received $10,712 toward digitizing all available Crimson & White and Bricks & Ivy editions. This includes $5,000 in matching funds from the Marcia Brown Library Fund. We are now able to begin our digitzation project, which will enable us to enjoy full-text web access of many of our Milne yearbooks and/or newspapers via searchable files.

Please remember that the total necessary to complete this project is $25, if you haven't yet donated or wish to increase your contribution, we're not finished yet!

For further information, see A list of donations is available at


Click here for a link to a September 2012 Milne Alumni Reunion Summary. This will be an ongoing project, as it is not yet complete. We hope to eventually have photographs, as well as the text and slide shows that are currently available at this link.


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.

James A. Clark, Jr., '49, passed away on June 18, 2013.

Jessie DORAN Post, '41, passed away on June 19, 2013. (The obituary states June 19, 2003, and another source states June 18, 2013.)

Arthur E. Blackstone III, husband of Arleen SUSSER Blackstone, '57, passed away on June 27, 2013.

Casey Ryan Lynch, son of Blaine Ryan Lynch, '74, passed away on July 16, 2013.

Charles Emery MacCulloch, '39, passed away on July 21, 2013.

Lois LANTZ Lloyd, '35, passed away on August 10, 2013.

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

Judy (Koblintz) Madnick, '61

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