Prior Year Notes: 2014Prior Year Notes: 2016Prior Year Notes: 2017
2018 Notes From:
George Aman, January 21
Banks Anderson, April 25
Pete Cartwright, June 24
Bob Eby, April 14
Karis Cha '18, January 6
Bob Jiranek, April 17
Box Ruxin '76, August 2
Dave Smith, August 8
Carol Saunders, May 14
Ed Tiryakian, July 29
From: Dave Smith
August 8, 2018
Dear Classmates - The Smiths are back in Houston, Texas
Lois and I arrived back in Houston Monday afternoon, August 6th
after driving 4,500 miles roundtrip. We were scheduled to spend two days in
Camden, Maine after our cruise but decided at 6:00 PM with Lois coughing we
needed to get Lois to her home town (Bingham) where she has friends and get
some medicine. We reached Bingham at 9 PM in a thunderstorm Saturday night.
Sunday morning at 4 AM Dave woke up with an earache.and then both ears
ruptured. Our son in law, John, in Houston had medicine provided by the Bingham
Drug store at 9:30 AM Monday morning. We began our recovery but decided to
spend two days in Bingham to rest. My A.T.&T. cellphone did not have
service in Bingham which added to the drama while Lois's Verizon cellphone
would function when she was in line with the Verizon tower in Moscow, Maine. I saw my Houston Ear Doctor ( Princeton '83) yesterday, August 7th
and am slowly getting my hearing back. Lois still has a little cough. We enjoyed the cruise and the companionship of all the classmates.
Unfortunately the respiratory ailment we all contacted makes future mini
reunion cruises questionable. We were saddened to learn that Ellen was in the
hospital and hope by now she has recovered.
Best regards to all. Lois and Dave Smith
From: Bob Ruxin '76
August 2, 2018
Here is a link to the online guide to the Dick Kazmaier papers held at the
Princeton University Archives. You can view it here:https://findingaids.princeton.edu/collections/AC434/. I had the honor to work with Dick from 1986 until his death.
Sincerely, Bob Ruxin '76, President, Kazmaier Associates, Inc.
Editor's note: For those of you who share classes with Dick, this might be of particular interest as it the collection includes Dick's class reports, notes, etc. together with scrapbooks, awards, and other items of interest.
From: Ed Tiryakian
July 29, 2018
Just back from Toronto attending, with 6000 persons, the
World Congress of Sociology, where I gave two well-received
papers. Highlight for me was to meet Alex Mills, who took me on a
grand tour of this bustling metropolis.
From: Roger McLean
Roger and Latie McLean attended a packed memorial service in Falmouth, Maine, for John Parker in July at the church near his home on the shore of Casco Bay. All four of his children spoke lovingly of his life, principally of his favorite sports, skiing, tennis and chasing lost golf balls. John was well known in the Portland area and was noted, among other things, for adventurous rappelling off high buildings for a good cause at an advanced age. He had struggled with a form of bone marrow cancer for most of the year.
From: Pete Cartwright
May 14, 2018
I am doing well, keeping active on Boards at University of California, Santa Cruz and other activities. A busy semi-retirement at my home overlooking Monterey Bay. I'd welcome any visitors who are in this area.
From: Carol [Mrs. Hal] Saunders
May 14, 2018
Hal left all his papers - 25
years at State & 35 at Sustained Dialogue/Kettering to George Mason's
School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution. Their library is
digitizing all 50 or so archival boxes. I commissioned a portrait of Hal
to hang in GMU's new conference center, Point of View, that they've named The
Rosalynn & Jimmy Carter Center - a mini Camp David. I hope to have an
unveiling mid - late November w/presentations by some GMU students who used
Hal's papers in their research. I hope you'll be able to come.From: Bob Eby
April 14, 2018
Connie and I are staying active while enjoying life here at The Cedars retirement community. Still raveling a lot - NYC, San Francisco, Chicago, Wisconsin, and some to Lewis & Clark territory. Also go each year to Santa Fe, NM for a week of opera.
From: Bob Jiranek
April 17, 2018
Under the leadership of Ed Tiryakian members of the Class
of 1952, along with other Princetonians, met on April 16th for our annual
spring luncheon in Durham, N.C.
The bottle of Seavy wine shown in the picture was
provided by Ed and illustrates the importance pf past achievement that
continues. Bill Seavy's family, sons and daughter, Dorie, maintain and improve
the family goal of providing fine Estate Wine.
At the gathering Dr. Kieran Healy, a Princeton PhD, gave
a review of how graphics may be used for
digital analysis and understanding. Poorly done, Dr. Healy showed how digital
analysis can result in "fake news", although he did not use the term,
We are pleased that Ed is doing such a fine job of
keeping us focused. His reward will be in Heaven.
From: Banks Anderson
April 25, 2018
and I have a small cottage at The Forest at Duke CCRC in Durham, NC. Two of our
3 children and families are within 45 minutes and the youngest daughter and
family are in the process of moving from Natick, MA to Vienna, VA… 4.5
hrs distant by car. Nancy and I are celebrating our first great
grandchild. I confess it does seem odd to me that my daughter is a
grandmother. Hope you and yours are doing well.
From: George AmanJanuary 21, 2018
HI George and All:
As indicated by the message below Ellen and I attended the service for Gary
yesterday. It was superb, in every detail. Not to be missed. I’ll send a copy
of the program to anyone who wants one (It’s 6 pages).
"Dear Mrs. Andlinger and Family:
I am writing as the President of the Class of ’52 to express to you the deepest
sympathy of the Class on the death of your husband Gary who was our loyal and
My wife Ellen and I attended your beautiful service yesterday celebrating
Gary’s life held in the Princeton University Chapel. We heard the words of
respect and gratitude from Princeton’s President and Gary’s colleagues and then
the loving remembrances from his family. We sang the hymns and
listened to the beautiful music (the magical flute). All of that gave us a
wonderful picture of Gary and his family.
Then we enjoyed the fine hospitality at the reception in the Andlinger Center.
There we met several people who had worked with Gary, including two who
described him as "spiritual” and "a great man.” We are sorry we did not meet
you. However we will have fond memories of the occasion, and the Class
will long remember Gary.
George M. Aman III,
From: Karis Cha '18
January 9, 2018
My name is Karis Cha, and I am a student at Princeton University, in part thanks to the Bruce A. Beery, Class of 1952, Scholarship. I just wanted to reach out and say "thank you" for allowing me the privilege to attend this prestigious school that would have been beyond my wildest dreams.
I am graduating this year from the Woodrow Wilson School. I have been focusing on health policy and international development; my thesis is on family structure in India (specifically, how parents' marital quality affects children's health). On campus, I am mainly involved in Manna Christian Fellowship, in which I serve as a junior small group leader, and Six14 Christian Dance Company, for which I am the president. I have enjoyed many wonderful friendships born out of my time at Princeton, as well as much academic and spiritual enrichment. again, thank you for your family's contribution to my stay here.
Please let me know if you are on campus in the coming semester, and I would be glad to meet you or show you around campus. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Blessings, Karis Cha