I write with the sad news that Ann Segrave Lieber passed away Nov. 6, 2013, from pancreatic cancer. Ann was an active member of our class and my predecessor as class correspondent. She will be greatly missed. Our condolences to her husband, Marty, and daughter, Beth. * Ed Goldberg spent three weeks in rural India, where he did some relief work and ended up at the Pushkar Fair. Despite the extreme poverty in the more remote areas, the people appeared happy and grateful for the relief workers’ involvement. One of the most pressing problems is the elevated levels of fluoride in the well water, which erodes the enamel on their teeth and damages their joints. The women bear the burden of raising their families, while the men sit under shade trees playing board games and solving the problems of the world. Ed says, “All in all—a great experience!” * Lloyd Cohen was elected Nov. 8 to Cliffside Park High School’s athletics hall of fame. This honor signaled the end of any and all attachments to his participation in competitive sports at any level, either by playing, coaching, or officiating. * For the past 15 to 20 years, Solange and Reed Thompson have traveled to New York City to catch up with old friends and wallow in the many delights of the Big Apple. They always see Grant Hendricks and his wife, Posie, along with their wonderful family of three “children” and nine grandchildren. The Thompsons spent two days with the Hendricks family in Bay Shore and then traveled into the city and spent one equally delightful day with Mary Jane and Tony Ruvo. Reed says Tony never changes—“he’s the same terrific gentleman he was … how many years ago?” Reed and Solange would like to make the 55th, but that’s still very much up in the air. * Mary Jane and Tony Ruvo planned to go to Antigua in February for their 15th visit to Curtain Bluff Resort, where they meet up with a lot of old friends. * Russ Longley, who has been involved in competitive ballroom dancing for many years, won the Pro-Am Gentleman Award on the 2013 Dancer’s Cup Tour. In January he traveled to Nashville to receive the coveted award and to compete with his teacher/partner, Amanda, at the Nashville Starz Dance Spectacular. Russ, who was once a Navy fighter pilot and then flew for Trans World Airlines until 1997, says, “As I used to tell the flight attendants, I’m still on a frantic search for a rich widow who snow skis; were I still flying, ballroom dancing would be added to my wish list!” * Hal Estabrook, who retired from for-profit planning, now runs a program of the FPA of Massachusetts that was founded to help service members after 9/11. The program has served an estimated 1,900 service members since its inception, according to the U.S. Army. FPA volunteers have donated about 1,390 hours, saved service members $337,000 in tax-prep fees, and generated more than $2.5 million in refunds. They essentially do what they would do for any client—comprehensive financial planning. * I look forward to seeing you all at Colby June 5-8 for our 55th reunion. Let’s make it a good one.