Milne Alumni September Newsletter
September 15, 2010

by Judy Koblintz Madnick, '61

Dear Milne Alumni and Supporters,

In this issue:

* Alumni News
* Yearbooks Available
* Class of '47 Mini-Reunion
* Sad News


From Toby GELLMAN Weiss, '64: "I retired last year from a really long career of teaching 2nd and 3rd graders. I LOVE retirement! I'm totally into exercise now, doing Zumba aerobic exercise 4 to 5x a week, swim aerobics 2x a week, and other walking excursions with my photo club group. I'm very involved in photography, and have entered two shows lately. I'm also learning more about Photoshop Elements and Macro shooting in interest groups with my club. My night activities involve west coast swing dancing and a little ballroom or country western partner dancing.

"I now have time to have casual lunches with friends or go on day trips in Northern California, where I've lived for a long time. I just love being between Carmel and San Francisco. There are so many places to take neat photos around here. My friends and I are planning a trip to Yosemite after summer. I'll be going on a Eastern Mediterranean cruise this summer, visiting Italy, Spain, Greece, France, and other countries." [Note: I assume that this trip was taken!] "I never really had the time or energy to really travel like I wanted to when I was teaching. I'm really looking forward to enjoying Europe."

Please continue to update me with your "Alumni News"! 


Lynda BEARUP Porter has five Milne yearbooks in "new" condition that she purchased at a tag sale: 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, and 1971. Please contact me directly if you are interested in one or more of these yearbooks, and I will provide Lynda's contact information. (She purchased them from a man who said he was a guidance counselor during that period.)


According to Patricia SNYDER, '47, five class members reune at least once a summer: Jackie MANN Gavryk, B.J. FLANDERS McCabe, Joan MINNOCK, "Pat" SNYDER, and Joan CLARK Walsh.

"We lunch...long and delicious lunches, and continue to gab as though we left each other the day before." They met in August, "the first time we've arranged to enjoy each other twice in a summer. Don't forget, Joan has a real trip if she comes from New Hampshire; the rest of us live in the Capital Region. If any others are journeying this way and can let us know in advance, we'd love to expand our table!

"Our [August] group was a neat threesome, although unfortunately Joan CLARK Walsh had a family matter keeping her closer to home and Jackie MANN Gavryck had houseguests at the last minute, but B.J. FLANDERS McCabe, Joan MINNOCK, and yours truly had a good repast at TGIF. Maybe next month we can gather with the full 'crew.'

"We try to get together once or twice during the summer (not always easy, as noted) because once winter sets driving from the region outside of the Capital District!!! We do enjoy discussing the topics of 2010. We still have our intellectual curiosity; it's the physical limitations with which ours and others of our decades are coping. Sometimes it's even a marvel we recall events and persons way back in the '40s!!!!! But as far as our group...our problems are miniscule compared to so many...where to next meet/eat and a date on which everyone is able to be present."


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.

Chloe PELLETIER Wacenske Platou, Milne '45, passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 2010. She was the sister of the late Suzanne Cornell PELLETIER Eldridge, '48.

Conrad Theodore CARLSON III, Milne '45, passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 1010. He was the husband of Marie SCHMIDT Carlson, '47.

Donald Mayer, '48, passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2010.

Anne Leora (Kapusta) Martens passed away on September 2, 2010. She was the mother of Victoria BROOKS Duers, '60.

Annette WORTHMAN Rosenstock, '34, passed away on Monday, September 6, 2010. She was the mother of the late Barry ROSENSTOCK, '61; Carl ROSENSTOCK, '65; and Meri ROSENSTOCK Kaufman, '67.

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

Judy (Koblintz) Madnick, '61

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