Milne Alumni November Newsletter
November 15, 2011

by Judy Koblintz Madnick, '61

Dear Milne Alumni and Supporters,

In this issue:

* Welcome to New Class Contacts!
* Class of '61 50th Reunion
* The Milne Chorus
* Sad News

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


Welcome to Herbert GRAMM and Annette WAXMAN Adams, new Class Contacts for the Class of '51!!

If your class has only one Class Contact and you would be interested in becoming a Class Contact, please let me know. Class Contacts are listed here.


The Class of 1961 50th Reunion was held in July 2011. According to one classmate, the weekend was a "smashing success"! A summary of the events and links to photos may be found at Use your "back" button to return to the Newsletter.


From Richard Propp, '52:

"Hail Alma Mater true, Our thoughts reach out to you....

"In a historic moment, the first meeting of 'The Milne Chorus' took place in Page Hall on October 24 at 10 am. in Albany, NY, 34 years after Milne closed its doors.

"We worked hard on the 'Alma Mater.' We'll do better next time, which will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 21, when we have the music. Jennifer Watson of UAlbany got us the words to the 'Alma Mater,' as well as to 'Blue Moon' and 'We Shall Overcome.' (We sang all 10 verses!)

"Attending were Lynda BEARUP Porter and Doug Porter from Troy (Doug conducted us with great patience), Barbara WOLZ Matson, Nancy ZUGLAN, Janet VINE, Charles ESON, and Richard PROPP from the Albany area; Hannah TABONSKY Antiles and husband Len from New Jersey; and Sandy CAMPOLI Shanor from Wyoming.

"Afterwords some of us adjourned to the Hudson Coffee Shop in the old Mildred Elly building near Quail and Hudson for lunch. We thank Jennifer Watson for getting us Page Hall, the piano, chairs, and music! We hope word will spread of this fine opportunity to reunite, tell Milne stories, and sing...and that our little group will grow a bit."

Click here to contact Richard if you have any questions.


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.

Rosada MARSTON Cole Dyer, '46, passed away on September 30, 2011.

Dr. Harold Howes, former Milne School guidance counselor, passed away on November 11, 2011.

L. Jean EMPTAGE Follmer, '33, passed away on November 4, 2011.

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

Judy (Koblintz) Madnick, '61

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