Colby Magazine - Spring 1999 Class of 1966
Claudia Fugere Finkelstein recently released her first CD of jazz tunes. Claudia has been a professional jazz vocalist for several years (remember her singing with the Horrendos at Colby?) and also works full time as a psychological examiner in the Portland, Maine, school system. . . . John Tara sounds content and happy married to Laura Holmquist and challenged by having six kids between them, ranging from 15 to 27 years of age. His '97-'98 travels included Christmas in the Keys and skiing in Utah in March with his daughter. . . . Karen Riendeau Remine is living on Staten Island and is a consultant to Bell Atlantic, after having been "voluntarily" retired from NYNEX in 1994. Karen, who has found the change to be to her benefit, enjoyed canoeing on the Nissequogue River in Long Island last summer with friends. Karen found the intellectual atmosphere at Colby to be the catalyst to keep on learning and questioning. Her courses at Colby launched her lifelong interest in Africa. . . . Rick Zimmerman has recently done some work professionally for ACLU on student underground newspapers and privately continues to work on his 100-year-old house. His recent travels include Colorado and Utah in March and sailing in Puget Sound in August, the Vineyard in September and the Gulf coast of Florida in November. . . . Linda Johnson Vandine wrote from her home in Manchester, Conn., that her family consists of husband Les, son Adam, 18 and at UConn, two cats and an ornery cockatiel. Linda reports that they visited M. Lea Kouba and Bill and Ruth Loker Ingham in the Seattle area, spending a wonderful day on Whidbey Island, where Lea is building a hay-bale home! . . . Dr. Vincent De Rosa was the guest speaker at the Political Study Club in Jamestown, N.Y., last spring. Vinnie earned his medical degree from the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry and served residencies in Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo Children's Hospital and the Buffalo Veteran's Administration Hospital. In July 1976 he began his Jamestown practice. . . . Peter Winstanley reports that son Matt, 21, is a junior at Oberlin College and that daughter Jessica is a senior at Deerfield Academy. He says he is accepting that he won't be able to retire at 55 and that Bruce Springsteen's "Glory Days" takes on more appropriate meaning. He has recently enjoyed frequent trips to London, Amsterdam and Paris. A recent big event was purchasing a motorcycle to ride regularly with a few "buds." . . . Meg Fallon Wheeler writes that Whizzer has recently retired and that both children are happily married and live within an hour and a half of them. Their grandson, Gage Wheeler, was born last year, and their daughter was married in their gardens in August--two wonderful "big events." She continues to make many trips to Massachusetts to continue her work at Walnut Hill School and to visit her Dad. . . . Allen and Janet Meyer Throop spent a weekend in Arlee, Mont., at Lynne Egbert Eggart's sheep ranch. They were joined by Martha Decou Dick and her husband, Don, and by Jerri Hamilton Bost '65. (There must be more to the story than Allen wrote, since he referred to the fact that he would do it all over again even if he knew the cost would again be numerous stitches in both hands.) Allen wrote that they had a marvelous time, including a long telephone conversation the three geology majors shared with Dr. Koons. . . . Mary Sue Hilton Weeks has been named administrative director of Round Top Center for the Arts. She is currently a trustee and chair of the development committee at Lincoln Academy, class agent at Colby, on the development committee of the Penobscot School in Rockland and active in productions of the Lincoln County Community Theater. Mary Sue reports that she is now an empty nester, with son Michael in New Orleans and daughters Karen and Stephanie in Boston and Springfield, Mass. Mary Sue recently gathered Doug and Beth Adams Keene, Ruth Kelleher Hertz, Paula Mc Namara and husband Jack McConnell, and Kathy and Ralph Record for a BBQ. It was great to renew old friendships. She visited Eddie Phillips in Illinois twice last spring and summer and reports that it was fun while it lasted.
--Natalie Bowerman Zaremba

Newsmakers
The man behind the music in such films as A Room with a View, Howard's End and Remains of the Day, Richard Robbins '62 wrote the score for respected independent filmmaker Merchant Ivory's recent A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries. . . . Pen Williamson '63 was master of ceremonies at a Portland, Maine, dinner and silent auction last fall to benefit the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School's scholarship program. The program and audience included world-renowned mountaineers. . . . Professor E. Thomas Boulette '65, director of Worcester Polytechnic Institute's nuclear reactor facility, has been appointed to the Department of Energy's Nuclear Advisory Panel to advise the nuclear energy division on its new nuclear research initiative. . . . The Boston Sunday Globe's "Around the Town" column featured Alison "Sunny" Coady '65, who was elected board chair of Massachusetts Easter Seals, one of the country's pre-eminent organizations serving the disabled. Coady, who was born with spina bifida, was human resources director for management information services when she retired two years ago after 33 years at New England Telephone Co. and NYNEX. . . . Natalie Bowerman Zaremba '66 has been appointed executive director of Health and Addictions Research, Inc., a Boston-based private, nonprofit organization that enhances the quality of programs and policies in the fields of substance abuse, mental health, criminal justice and public health.

Mileposts
Deaths: Patricia E. Wilson '62, May 18, 1998, in Cullowhee, N.C., at 57. . . . Margaret A. Cook '67, December 21, 1998, in East Longmeadow, Mass., at 53.

Rodney E. Gould '65 Traveling Suits
Travel surely is broadening. When Rodney E. Gould '65, an attorney in Framingham, Mass., headed to Gaza to depose leaders of the Palestine Liberation Organization in the case of the hijacked cruise ship Achille Lauro, he says he expected "a guy in a headdress and handgrenades." Instead, he said, "a little, meek guy showed up with a cigarette in a cigarette holder, like in Casablanca." The PLO official had a son at UCLA and feared that the youngster would stay in the U.S. rather than return home to run the family banking business. "Who doesn't have the same sentiments?" Gould said. [CONTINUE]

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