Milne Alumni December Newsletter
December 15, 2011

by Judy Koblintz Madnick, '61

Dear Milne Alumni and Supporters,

Best wishes for a Wonderful Holiday Season
and a Healthy and

In this issue:

* Welcome to a New Class Contact!
* Milne Alumni Reunion
* The Milne Chorus
* A Special Thank You
* Sad News

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


Welcome to new Class of '72 contact: Elaine Wieczorek.

If your class has has only one Class Contact (or none!) and you would be interested in becoming a Class Contact, please let me know. Class Contacts are listed here.


Be sure to watch for updates for the September 2012 Milne Alumni Reunion here.


From Richard Propp, '52:

"We had a good sing November 21 with the addition of master craftsman Peter Leue and businessperson Maria Lanides. Please join us at Page Hall at 10 am on Monday December 19 for some good music. See ya' then!"

Click here to contact Richard if you have any questions.


A special "thanks" to Mary WELCH, '71, who recently suggested that I subscribe to ObitMessenger, a service of By inserting keywords, I am notified of obituaries throughout the country that may relate to the Milne School.

For those of you who are new subscribers to the newsletter, Mary started the newsletter in 2005 when there were few enough subscribers that she was able to send the newsletter to individual email addresses. We now have nearly 400 recipients and rely on our Yahoo! Group for newsletter announcements! Mary also was instrumental in ensuring the accuracy of our alumni directories and is playing an important role in our 2012 reunion planning.

Thank you, Mary, for your ongoing assistance and support with so many aspects of Milne Alumni projects.


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.

Nancy TRIPP Taylor, '53, passed away on October 13, 2011 (omitted from the October 15th newsletter).

Jean PIRNIE Clements, '46, passed away on November 21, 2011. Jean was the sister of Alexander PIRNIE, '60, and sister-in-law of Beverly ORRETT Pirnie, '50.

Sarah Blabey-Rossi, daughter of David E. BLABEY, '61, passed away on November 22, 2011.

Muriel WELCH Brown, '43, passed away on November 22, 2011.

Miriam G. KOBLENZ, mother of Merle KOBLENZ, '72, passed away on November 25, 2011.

Sandra BAIRD Canabush, '53, passed away on December 12, 2011.

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

Judy (Koblintz) Madnick, '61

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