Ben Legg, during his first 10 years of retirement from the federal bench, has been busy mediating and arbitrating legal disputes with a large ADR provider, while his wife, Kyle, has also kept very busy on many fronts.
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Ben Legg, during his first 10 years of retirement from the federal bench, has been busy mediating and arbitrating legal disputes with a large ADR provider, while his wife, Kyle, has also kept very busy on many fronts.
Marc Dubick’s youngest son, Elliott, plays lacrosse for the University of Maryland this year. He is a freshman so he has plenty of time to make his mark on the program. He is the fourth Dubick to play lacrosse for the Terps.
Jim Wilkerson still has two sons in high school. His oldest son, Jay, plays on the Gilman football and lacrosse teams. Jay earned a scholarship to play lacrosse at Providence College after graduation. His second son, Bennett, is a freshman on the golf team at Boys’ Latin where he hits the ball a mile like his dad.
Lew Rumford happily shares news of family expansion. Lew and Fran welcomed their third grandchild, Carter William Bethune, born to daughter Julia and her husband, Richard, living in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Ryan is in Tampa, Florida, where he just finished his ninth year as the upper division director at Berkeley Prep!
He started a new job in late 2021 at a New Zealand-based private equity firm, and he heads the U.S. team out of New York.
Dave Irwin and Kendi continue to enjoy their primary residence in Bethany Beach, Delaware, and use their upper floor apartment in the building that once housed Dave's former firm of Irwin, Green & Dexter, as their in-town lodging as Dave shuttles to and from Baltimore when his case-load requires it.
Rick Green reports that his granddaughter, Birdie, is enrolled to attend Calvert School in the fall, following the footsteps of her grandfather, as well as an uncle and three great-uncles!
Charlie Fenwick may be the busiest “retiree” in our class, blending his responsibilities as an active Lifetime Trustee of Gilman, with extensive traveling to visit family and friends, and to pursue his nearly lifelong involvement with horses, horse breeding and horse racing, and he can still be found on squash courts, tennis courts, and golf courses and on horseback those activities he loves.
Sara and I are acquiring some undeveloped property near Pinehurst, North Carolina, this week. We intend to build a new home there over the coming years. There is a degree of ‘organic symmetry’ in the story of our marriage as our first move as a couple was to Charlotte, North Carolina, back in 1981.
I wish I could come back to you with some major exciting news but my life hasn’t changed that much. Still working, chasing five (and holding) grandkids and spending time in Seabrook Island, South Carolina.
First: peace, blessings, and God's grace to the best classmates from Gilman. Love you guys. Second: “Holy Cow, Batman” because I/we will be 65 this year. I don’t feel mid 60s (most days) but I will sign up for Medicare this year. Third: health is okay. I have to get my blood sugar down first. Yes, diabetes. Diet is good. Mostly plant-based. But I have to exercise.
Another classmate contemplating a move south is Murray deMuth, who, with wife Susan, has been scoping out possible retirement enclaves from Key West to Charleston to Annapolis.
Now for the hard part of the notes. Ross McKenrick, who some of us have known since Calvert first grade (or was it “Pilot Class”?), lost his wife, Chris, this past year, after her long fight with cancer came to an end.
Times were pretty “interesting” here on my end. Our ghost kitchen company is expanding, and we completed the development of our autonomous trading platform.
Andy, Mr. Tennis through and through, has graduated to golf!
Greg and his wife are now empty nesters, after their youngest headed off to college at BU. They’re not quite broken up about it, spending the entire winter in Utah, skiing and enjoying life.
Sean Darby’s elevator firm did some work for his condo association. Ted still hosts a huge tailgate prior to all Ravens home games. Sean’s children are both currently living and working in New York.
Ryan is still making trips out to southeast Asia — Indonesia and Malaysia this time — leading a digital product team at Principal Financial Group.
Tom Booker is serving on Gilman’s Board, where has been involved with all of the recent major decisions and events happening. He is very excited to watch his son, Thomas, another Gilman graduate, play against the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL opener for 2023 season for the Houston Texans.
Dave Willis reports that his oldest son, Brian, was recently married. He followed in his father’s footsteps by marrying a sharp woman like his mom.
Bill Senft has joined the ranks of grandfather.
Marietta and George Kelly spend most of their home time in Denver where all of their children have settled currently.
Our classmates Biff Poggi and Jon Jacobson are now the Head Coach and Associate Head Coach for UNC Charlotte, respectively.
Rick Watts continues to travel with his RV throughout the United States and Mexico. In the summer, Rick races boats and is still a tremendous cyclist. He keeps in touch with Alex Montague locally.
We are spending most of our time in Brooklyn, New York.
Laura and I have been spending a significantly larger amount of time in Florida with my mother these past three years, first due to COVID and now because we’ve found that we can work from here, while learning to play this very frustrating game of golf!
I’m not sure what retirement is supposed to be, but I keep finding more things to do.
My plans to retire and escape to Maine appear to finally be shaping up as Lindsay and I think we'll make Castine our permanent address.
Jamie Hodges and his wife, Lexie, have three young daughters, McKenzie (6), Charlotte (4), and Madeline (2). McKenzie is going to Calvert School next year. Jamie recently sold his company to a private equity group and is looking forward to spending more time with the girls and potentially going sailing for an extended period of time.
Brenden Mulligan recently moved from San Francisco to north San Diego county with his wife, 2-year-old daughter, and 5-year-old pup. He's running several internet startups from home and spending tons of time with his family.
Pat Mooney teaches English at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, though he is spending the summer back at the family beach house in Ocean City, Maryland.
Tina and I have just celebrated our 41st wedding anniversary, and life continues to treat us well. I am still working full-time and still enjoy the insurance business.
The book even opens with a story involving Gerry and Chris Hutchins as 16-year-old Gilman students!
They report a resumption of travel including their much enjoyed bike tours in Europe, this time through the Black Forest and Alsace regions, from Basel to Strasbourg.
Judy and I contemplate retirement, and we realize we still have a few years to work. So the Red Cross and the courthouse will continue to see us on a regular basis.
Claire and I are both still working – force of habit, perhaps. I tell everyone I am 50% retired, 75% working, and still having issues with basic arithmetic!
Jeff Hossfeld recently became vice president at Whiting-Turner Contracting Company while celebrating 20 years at the firm. He has moved from Fells Point to North Baltimore to be a little closer to the office and to have some more space, but he's still getting used to yard work after living in a row home for 15 years.
Bruce Bower is still in London with three young children (3,2, and 9 months) and expecting number four in August.
MacKay Wolff has joined a small professional group that is advising donor governments and non-governmental organizations on the use of AI in the monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian projects.
Bill Miller recently bought the family business, Miller Value Partners, from his dad. He also recently launched a small Opportunity Zone fund in Sarasota focused on luxury single family rentals and is very active in the Bitcoin community.
Charles Wagandt is still working away at Cushman & Wakefield. He also opened a Camp Bow Wow franchise with his mother-in-law to provide all-day-play doggy daycare and boarding for area pups.
The sad news on my end is that my mother passed away last week. The happy news is that my wife, Pam, and I sold our house in Dallas last year — after spending the past 39 years as transplanted Texans — and are now back on the east coast full time.
I am fortunate to report that during this winter’s deluge our drainage systems all worked, and street runoff stayed away from our front yard. We will end up at 40+ inches for the ‘rainy season’ with the norm being less than 22.
Cindy and I continue to be healthy and happy in our respective practices in Cleveland.
Gill Deford shares the good news that he and wife, Laura, have become first-time grandparents, with the arrival, on March 10, of Vivian Ila Maloney, the first child born to Laura's son, Alex, and his wife, Elizabeth, in Miami.
After many years of waiting, my children and I were able to acquire ownership control of our beloved island in eastern Ontario.
I am planning to retire from Penn at the end of the next academic year, June 2024, but a comment by Nick Richardson lives in the back of my head — I am one really bad week at work away from retirement!
Lynne and I are spending most weekends in Easton. I am getting used to the slower pace of life on the shore. I have picked up pickleball to add to my list of racket sports, hope the knees are willing to be on the court an extra day or two.
Bryson Cook is settling into his semi-retirement, doing business consulting work from his home in Palm Beach.
I retired from practicing law four years ago and now enjoy spending time with family and friends in the OBX and babysitting my 8-month-old granddaughter.
I have stepped back quite fully from day-to-day work and get involved only when they ask me to, which is not so often — mostly when they need someone born in the Eisenhower administration to weigh in on a question.
I reconnected with Tim Hsieh as part of the 40th reunion committee for Johns Hopkins. Tim is a very successful partner in his firm where he practices patent law. He keeps in touch with Greg Turk, also a member of our Hopkins class.
Mike Cobb is officiating women’s lacrosse games in Baltimore and still playing paddle and pickleball competitively.
Jill and Bryan Koerber are the ambassadors for the Mt. Pleasant area of Charleston, South Carolina. They want visitors to stop by and visit. I don’t think Bryan misses running the family paint business anymore as they have adjusted to their new lifestyle quite well.
The Carville family is doing well, but no one is currently following their father into law school.
I elected to hang up my banking spikes at the end of calendar 2022 after 40 years in finance. I almost made my goal to spend four months, minimum, in retirement prior to taking on any new endeavor, but now find myself the incoming president of the Baltimore County Public Library Foundation Board.
Alive and well in Philly. I’m retiring at the end of the year. Hopefully, by 2025, we'll be living in central Florida.
For the first time in my life, I have asked someone to marry me, and lo and behold, she said, “Yes!”
My beautiful wife of 38 years, Kathleen, and I are now living by Wrightsville Beach in Wilmington, North Carolina, near where we honeymooned. We have three wonderful children who have all finished graduate school and are trying to change the world!
Margot and I still enjoy working as veterinarians, but am definitely starting to ponder life on the other side. Our older son and his wife provided us with our first grandchild three months ago. Our youngest and his wife are expecting in August. With both of them in Philadelphia and Margot’s family in Puerto Rico, perhaps that will be the change needed for us to pursue new things.
My business and Susan's practice are chugging along. Everyone is healthy. I, like many of you, have reached Medicare age. Who woulda thunk it back in ’76? Hope everyone is happy and healthy!
We learned in May of last year of the passing of our classmate Michael Ward, whose excellence in academics and athletics at Gilman continued on at Harvard University and throughout his many roles in life, including as a professor and youth lacrosse coach.
This winter, we lost Gio Prezioso to cancer. He was our class valedictorian and an animating presence during his six years at Gilman.
I retired at the end of 2022 after 43 years in banking, essentially with the same company. I am enjoying playing more golf, and Anne and I now have the flexibility to spend some more time at our Jersey Shore ‘get-a-way’ and travel more broadly as well.
We moved to Bethany Beach last year and have been here for a little over a year. Coastal living is fun! Still working with Sherm Bristow at The Finney Search Group. We talk and run into plenty of old classmates, teachers, and coaches.
Volunteer mediation includes my weekly trips to the county courthouse to meet with litigants on the landlord-tenant docket, and always more training, partly toward mediating peace orders. But that still leaves time for yoga classes at the senior center, playing tenor ukulele on “country jam” nights in Laurel Grove, and breaking in a new hammock on the banks of Kingston Creek.
All is well in the Farber family with the recent addition of grandson #2 — Cryder Bates Curro born January 17 — and joining Slater Tennison Curro who just celebrated his 3rd birthday. Happy to report that our investment advisory firm, Passive Capital Management, also recently celebrated the 15th anniversary since our founding.
Beau Smith is having a fun year trying to keep pace with the family. Reid (9) enjoys video games, football, wrestling, lacrosse, and more video games.
As has been well-reported, we live in a speeded-up 24-7 cable news cycle universe. So, in keeping with the new zeitgeist, my notes will be (somewhat) shorter this year. Similarly on-brand was our class reunion last spring at John Colston’s house.
Been an interesting year. After open heart surgery last April, I am fully recovered and back to normal (whatever that is these days). Still working as an IT consultant.
Bill Nesbitt spent time traveling in Marrakech Morocco this spring.
Mike Cromwell and Tish traveled to New Zealand and Australia, and Mike took some great photos posted on his website.
I continue to work full-time, enjoying the job. The horticulture industry was discovered by a lot of folks during the pandemic, and, although in 2022 we were back to competing with things like vacations for the consumers’ time, we are still up considerably from pre-pandemic levels.
Doug Antaya writes he continues to live in Duxbury, Massachusetts, and working full time for BlackBerry. After exiting the mobile device business, BlackBerry is now focused on selling software. He is counting the days to getting back to Roland Avenue for the Class of ’74’s 50th reunion.
Chip Manekin wrote from “…a plane at the Vienna airport, about to depart for Hamburg, where Rachel and I will be visiting scholars at the University for three months. We retired from UMD last year and are enjoying living in Jerusalem near our 12 grandkids. This three-month gig in Germany was planned a long time ago and I hope it is over quickly! Miss my Gilman classmates and look forward to the next big reunion.”
Your secretary is in his third year of retirement after 41.5 years in combined U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve service. I may have volunteered for too many good causes here in Fauquier County, Virginia, and will work to simplify my life by 2024!
Annette and I are still hanging in there, dividing our time between Bel Air, Baltimore, Owings Mills and Dauphin, Pennsylvania.
Andy Brooks continues his work as the Chair of the Board of Directors of our Gilman School, and also remains vice chair on the board of the Maryland Center for History and Culture.
Peter Bowe now lives in Annapolis, and is happy to have moved to such a beautiful place. With a philosophical message, he reminds us that life is good, to treasure each day, and to be an asset to your community.
Andy Felser writes that he is in his 42nd year of practicing law, with no immediate retirement plans. His wife works as an administrator in the local school system, and their son is at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He looks forward to spending some “down time” 8,500 feet up in the Rockies in June.
He and Monique continue to enjoy life near the beach in Jupiter, Florida. From September to February, Jock works remotely as one of the editors of the State Department’s Human Rights Report.
Christopher White has moved to Pacific Grove, California, this year. He is now working on a novel, which is his sixth book.
Bennett Sweren captained a team of 4.5 and 5.0 tennis players to the Men's 65 and over USTA Nationals in February in Arizona, representing the Mid Atlantic region. The team made it to the Final four and squeaked by Southern, but lost in the finals to California. He is inspired by that to try to qualify for next year’s event.
Greg Pinkard shares that his younger daughter, Charlotte, was married in Manhattan, and the wedding was a joy from start to finish. Yet, in the same two-week period his oldest daughter, Katherine (and business partner), broke her neck in Florida playing polo. All are happy and healthy now with Mom and Dad having a few more gray hairs.
At the end of 2023, Steuart Thomsen will end his 43-year relationship with Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP (formerly Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP) and will be fully retired.
Chris Taylor, who’s been living for 45 years in the Los Angeles area, reports that he’s working on a film about the life of Neiman Marcus founder Stanley Marcus.
Mark Wilson and wife Janine “are doing well, and about to celebrate our 14th anniversary. We’ve been retired since January 2017, and Janine has introduced me to ballroom dancing and golf. We keep busy with volunteer work for Carroll County Food Sunday, spending time with our four children who live in the area, and planning our third trip to France this September. Plus I’m working on my third book in a series of thrillers (see Mark Alexander Wilson on Amazon — shameless plug alert!).”
I spend my time writing (with a healthy number of my poems published last year), going to the local cross fit gym (where most of the other members are my kids’ age and seem to cheer whenever I lift something), cross-country skiing, sculling (hoping to christen my new racing scull in the next month or so, a gift for my 70th year), spending time with my grandkids (1 and 7, nearby) and with my amazing wife, Fay (an avid equestrian and musician).
Charlie Scarlett and wife Lori “are loving life on Dunlap Lake in Edwardsville, Illinois – finally back to the water! We moved here in 2019 and not a minute too soon.
Rev. Bill Rich tried to retire last year, after nearly 16 years of serving at Trinity (Episcopal), Copley Square, Boston.
I am finishing up my one-year stint as the Interim Head for an all-girls boarding/day school, Westover School in Middlebury, Connecticut.
I am still enjoying my professional life as a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon after more than 40 years, a dozen of which as a department head.
Edwin Merryman is “still working, training horses.” Edwin’s family had a scare when son Louis’ wife, Grace, went into labor prematurely.
Mike Hilliard and his wife, Georgia, are managing her recently diagnosed cancer of the plasma cells, with Georgia undergoing chemotherapy and getting a little better each month.
Ned Grassi gets the award for most laconic update: “Have seen Nelson and Gephart in Charleston. Fred had an Antarctic adventure with son. Our lives are filled with nature, sports, and friends. Still have our farm in Maryland horse country.”
Mary and I successfully summited Mt. Kilimanjaro in September 2022.
I have nearly retired, still working a few hours a week with a handful of clients. I spend my time traveling back and forth from Baltimore to Cape May, New Jersey, where I own a beach house.
My wife, Nancy, and I live in Asheville and spend quite a bit of time hiking and enjoying the beautiful mountains. Two years ago I “retired” after a first career with the U.S. government and then a long second career in college and independent school administration. Having just turned 70 I am unretiring — at least for a while — and will be working with a K-12 independent school here in Asheville, to get it back on track after a challenging time during the pandemic.
Son Robert got a Master’s in mechanical engineering, then moved home and began looking for work. Lydia and I already had work, sometimes to excess. We stayed home, kept our health, and saw a few interesting people, including Chris Minkowski, who is now living in Baltimore half-time.
I retired more or less concurrently with the onset of the COVID pandemic and have been enjoying life in beautiful Hagerstown, Maryland (Lowes, Home Depot, and Best Buy — what more could you want?).
Retired now for 10 years on the Eastern Shore after life service as a veterinarian, Doug is enjoying “a rural lifestyle.”
Dick Councill looked hale and hearty at the April 2023 Gilman Forever Luncheon — indeed, to my eyes unchanged from our (40th?) reunion at his home in 2011! Dick is still Regional Vice President, Roanoke Insurance Group Inc., which is headquartered in South Carolina. But Dick is able to work from (…wait for it) …a family home at Bryce Mountain Resort.
I am still working full-time with a large dormitory project under construction at Morgan State University and another project starting design. I do plan to cut back at the end of the summer.
I have lived in Michigan for 33 years and am now retired as professor emeritus of biochemistry from Wayne State University School of Medicine.
Ross Pearce writes that his son, Parker, is graduating from the McIntire School of Commerce at UVA this spring, his daughter, Elizabeth, and husband, Ian, had their second daughter, Pearce, a year and a half ago, and that daughter Jessica was married to Dave last January.
Dave Emala and Jeannie are enjoying their four grandchildren, three of whom live in Baltimore nearby. Dave has stayed in touch with Gilman via serving on the Alumni Board of Governors and through his son Ned, who is on the faculty, coaches, and is Assistant Director of Athletics.
Mac Finney shares he is in his 40th year at WBAL-TV, and, if his sanity, health, and enthusiasm don’t betray him, he hopes to keep telling stories for years to come.
AC George writes it is great fun to have grandchildren Cole (6), Reid (4), and Eliza (2) nearby in DC, and connecting with Pell (Gilman ’05) and Katherine in Charlotte, and Taz (Gilman ’08) and Michael in Chicago’s West Loop. Ace and Kathryn enjoy their peripatetic lifestyle (credit to Ace for that adjective).
Clinton Daly continues as Board Chair of the Maryland Center for History and Culture.
After 50-plus years of thorough note contributions, I may be missing detailed edits this year. My only news is that I am personally recovering well from open heart surgery. Fabulous surgeon: Stewart Finney ’77.
The good doctor Bert Berney is traveling with his wife, Liz Leach, Bill Scherlis and his wife, Ann, Buck Baker, and others to Alabama to retrace that state’s history of the civil rights movement.
The good doctor Bert Berney is traveling with his wife, Liz Leach, Bill Scherlis and his wife, Ann, Buck Baker, and others to Alabama to retrace that state’s history of the civil rights movement.
After 30-plus years of roaming with the Foreign Service, we have settled into a sort of mild coma in Arlington.
Michael Stanton reports exciting family news. His older daughter, Abby, gave birth in February to daughter Rory, making Michael and Maureen first-time grandparents!
It was good to hear from Rob Baker again, and he had lots of news to share. Foremost, he related that in the winter of 2022, he was afflicted with a life-threatening illness causing 22 days of hospitalization, during which he lost 24 pounds, suffered high fever and encephalitis, needed ice baths and connections to multiple monitors and tubes, but he survived to tell about it!
Bruce Michelson, in the spring of 2022, was finally able to fulfill a bucket list item that had been long postponed during the pandemic.
Leith Hermann proclaims that he and Susie had a wonderful year in 2022. At summer’s end, they celebrated their 50th anniversary with New England friends at a party along the shore of Highland Lake in Maine.
BWe just had a great family and friends Easter lunch/egg hunt here at our home in Reisterstown. We’re blessed to live in a hillside community overlooking historic Sagamore Farm in Baltimore County near the Hunt Cup course.
Ann and I are enjoying life in Milton, Delaware, and continuing to volunteer for Village Volunteers and traveling. We drive old(er) folks for the Village, taking them to the doctor, dentist, PT, hair appointments, etc. The folks are so grateful and we realize we’ll need this service sooner than we want to contemplate.
Peter Taliaferro reports that since 2017 he has been retired from the Maryland Attorney General’s office, where he represented the Maryland Port Administration in real property and transactional matters. Now, he and Susan are enjoying a pastoral existence in their old farm house in Hereford, surrounded by agriculturally preserved land.
Surviving 13 atmospheric rivers and LA drivers this year has kept me on my toes after years of drought out here in the West. I am still young in spirit and looking forward to a family wedding in Aspen and another trip to Baltimore to say hi in person and eat real crab cakes as I near 77.
I am still living with Ginna in a row house in Canton. We have two grandsons, Eliot and Henry. Eliot is about to graduate from Maryland, and Henry just finished second year at the University of Richmond.
Retired for several years, Ellen and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary this past February, on our annual winter time in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
In 2011, my wife, Kathy McDonald, and I set up a small general civil litigation legal practice in Baltimore City. We decided to close up that practice at the end of July 2020 and retire.
I am pleased to be able to report that all is well with the Harwoods. In the spring of 2021, I closed my gallery and fine art services business, having enjoyed its pleasures and challenges for 43 years.
I retired 2/28/2022 after 53 years in the yacht brokerage business. Retirement consists of maintaining and sailing my C&C 41 sailboat. Other interests include membership in three genealogical societies in Baltimore.
Two years ago, Dodee and I purchased a cabin in “The Woods Resort” in West Virginia. Remodeling is underway with more fun upgrades planned for this year, as we must also take time out for fun and traveling.
George Brown reports that he and Nancy celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in August. He is semi-retired, which allows him to call his classmates at the last minute to get their class notes in. George and Nancy spend their time at homes in Baltimore, Bethany Beach, and Naples.
Bryson Christhilf insightfully reports not much has changed. Still at Brightwood. Good to see that members of our class seem to be hanging in there pretty well at age 80. Casualty rate pretty high elsewhere among various friends and acquaintances.
Linda and I just celebrated our 56th anniversary after following (two years ago) our son, Tom, to our third location in Florida.
Hershey Sollod has been occupying himself exploring retirement, including getting together with his eight grandchildren spread out around the U.S. and England.
I retired five years ago after a long career with the Asset Management Division of the investment firm, Raymond James. My wife, Sherry, who spent 12 years as a part-time nurse at Gilman, is retired as well, but still stays active as a substitute nurse for all the other private schools.
Like many, we hope, Grace and I have enjoyed the world opening up as the pandemic eases. In the last several months we’ve visited daughter Kate in Manhattan and spent good times in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with daughter Eleanore.
All is good in Cape Charles, Virginia, where my wife and I spend about eight months a year. The rest of our time is spent in Littleton, Colorado, to be near two of our children and three grandchildren.
Gally Warfield writes that he and Judy spend their days under cerulean blue skies, listening to the silence of the mountains, reflecting on the wonders of our lives while intensely working on a variety of creative projects.
Bill Stafford resides in Exeter, New Hampshire, but states that after seven years, it doesn't really feel like home yet, but New England adventures have certainly helped move them in that direction.
The pandemic ended my stint at the local Y and turned me into a full-time n(m)anny for my grandson Wesley, son of Justin Redd ’01. Now Wesley has a little sister, Vivian (almost 6 months), and Kyoko and I take care of them both. It is a wonderful job, the hardest part of which is getting up off the floor.
Tom Revell moved once again but remains in Idaho. He adds that “we are now in a 55+ community in Kuna. My email and cell phone remain unchanged. We are still Vegas Golden Knight fans! The highlight of our lives since we moved to Idaho has been seeing our now 6-year-old granddaughter regularly.
John Redwood continues consulting “part time” for the World Bank (forest project evaluation for Liberia) and the Asian Development Bank (urban development sector evaluation for India), but his main job this spring is helping to advise the CEO of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) on the restructuring of its Secretariat as part of team on behalf of the Centennial Group in Washington.
Bob Pine notifies that he and Pascale continue their world wandering. Last summer they spent a month in Greece.
Laurie and I have built a new house in the Cassique section of Kiawah Island and have moved to South Carolina as our full-time abode.
Barb and I are still in good health and enjoying life in Park City, Utah. The last year has been relatively quiet, with road biking in the summer.
Jim Campbell tells us that his son Chris and young family have built a house outside of Tokyo, which is exciting but too far away.
Bill Anderson notes that “I was shaving one morning, and as I looked into the mirror, it became clear that I had too many chins. Stepped on the scale and tipped in at a not-so-rock-solid 260 lbs. This morning: 212. Much better! What’s interesting is what It has done to my health numbers.
We feel blessed to be able to spend roughly half the year in our second home in a small village less than an hour north of Lisbon. As I’m sure everyone agrees: At our age, every day is a gift.”
Ted Rugemer and Virginia, now in their third year at Broadmead, ebulliently shared with everyone how much they enjoyed living there. They continue to travel, usually to visit offspring in Bozeman or New Haven, and last year they also went to Maine.
Ernie Cornbrooks reported his daughter, Martha, who lives and coaches lacrosse in Bath, England, brought her entire team to his Eastern Shore abode for a feast and that his ninth grandchild was born to his daughter Charlotte and her husband, Alex, on October 6.
John Loeb reminisced about the years he and Annabelle spent in New Orleans in the Bywater and their house there. They have now moved back to Philadelphia. John mentioned that his mother is now 106 years old.
I am still working as the managing director of the law firm of Thomas & Libowitz, P.A. and actively practicing law. I am the chair of the Baltimore County Revenue Authority, a health care board member at GBMC, and on three committees at the hospital.
I have only a bit to add to my legacy at Gilman. New grandson born April 14, 2022, Clayton Earnest Webster. Also, my great-nephew is getting married in May at the Woodstock Inn in Vermont. Shout out to all my class, hello to Rob Harwood.
I have spent my career in the investment industry, most recently as a managing partner of Marquette Associates, a Chicago-based institutional investment consultant serving many local foundations and endowments. I am closing in on retirement at year-end and looking forward to dividing my time between non-profit BMoreAg Foundation, time at Bethany Beach, travel, grandchildren, R&R and a few non-profit boards.
Marcia and I still live in the same house on Falls Road without our three children or six grandchildren but with five motorcycles and our tennis court. I am still an active reconstructive surgeon in the University of Maryland Medical System.
We are enjoying our three grandchildren who live here in Pittsburgh, and we have made trips this year to Nashville, Fort Lauderdale, and Los Angeles to see the others, and we caught up with Les Rumsey in Los Angeles.
Sarah and I are both in good health and doing well, dividing our time between Vero Beach and Baltimore. We are all in good places in our lives.
Bill is now gradually winding down his investment career but continues to travel (recently Chile and Argentina) and remains as active as ever with nonprofits.
It was great to hear from Tom Corner who now lives in Austria with his wife, Carol Anne, and worked there in both medical research and photography before retiring.
David Robinson reports that he and Susan continue to travel as much as they can, especially taking cruises. Dave continues to pursue his hobby of building wooden model ships and is currently working on one of the HMS Victory.
George Scarlett still works full-time at Tufts University, teaching and writing about children. In October, he and Shirley welcomed their second granddaughter, Iris, for whom they devoted a room in their house entirely to kitchen sets, blocks, and dollhouses.
Tom traveled all the way from the Netherlands and related what could have been the most fascinating story.
Aside from having changed less in appearance and demeanor than any of us, Chris has stayed in Baltimore and is now retired from an insurance company. Previously he was a glider pilot as well as instructor of the sport.
Hunt still lives in Colorado and was active in western U.S. lacrosse until well past middle age.
Bruce Marston, looking young and healthy, showed me his business card that presented him as “Bird Watcher.” This is no joke, but a pursuit for which he has become distinguished throughout the state of Washington. Bruce happily reports that all three of his children continue to live in that state.
Jack Nesbitt revealed more about himself than ever reported in our class notes. We all know that Jack loves to read, but who was aware that he goes to bed at 10 p.m. and gets up at 3 a.m. to do so, listens to courses from, the “Great Books Lecture Series” while riding his bike., or that the model trains in his basement now roll past a bordello?
It was great to see Tom Closs, who, with his wife, Renee, and son Camden, have repurposed a building into the nano-brewery and restaurant known as Forward. It is in the hugely popular Annapolis neighborhood of Eastport.
Jimmy Rouse continues to inhabit the dual worlds of art and transportation. His belated decision a few years ago to embrace the internet has expanded his renown as an artist as well as exposure for Baltimore’s Transit Choices, the nonprofit where he continues to serve as president.
Ward Coe continues to chair the Maryland Access to Justice Commission. His and Christie’s recent travel has found them hiking in Wyoming, visiting the Legacy Museum in Alabama, going to Paris shortly before Christmas, and spending much of February at Rincon in Puerto Rico.
When home and not visiting Oregon, the Klimts live by the water on Sue Creek and spend a lot of time with their family, mainly their three grandchildren living in Baltimore.
Now trim and fully retired, Ted Leach travels frequently to spend time with his two veterinarian daughters and their families.
Angie and I are still building the house we have been working on forever and hope we may actually get to live in it someday. It kept us busy during the pandemic, anyway, and we are finally close to being finished.
Not yet completely retired from practicing environmental law but time increasingly consumed with service on the board of Ballet Arizona.
From Florida’s Wordle champ, Ken Van Durand’s big news was the September 2022 Hurricane Ian that uprooted a huge laurel oak that barely brushed his house.
Jan and Rick Hynson live in Easton Club on Maryland’s Eastern Shore; they have healthy, active, and social lives revolving around art and business interests and boards.
Jane and Gordy Hammann split the year between Florida (tennis seven days a week) and Baltimore. Their oldest grandson married in May. They’re very much enjoying retirement.
Connie and Bill Shaffer have called New Jersey home for more than 50 years. Their two children have given Connie and Bill five grandchildren, all in their teens.
Daughter Elizabeth gave birth to my third grandchild, Emanuella, on 28 Feb 2023 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Diane and I are planning on spending the summer at our Condo in Pompano Beach. For the time being we plan on keeping our home in Northern Virginia and split our time between the two residences. Best regards to all.
Linda and John Hart and the whole family (children, grandchildren, and in-laws) caught COVID while on a family trip to Chicago last Christmas; they “enjoyed” the holidays in a hotel, but it all passed, and John and Linda will have been traveling again by the time you read this.
Margie and Charlie Emmons, residing in Maine and New Hampshire, are focusing on grandkids, “who are growing like crazy.”
Georganne and Charlie Davidson are on the waiting list for a retirement apartment in Louisville to be near family and their only grandchild (crossing the first year). Charlie is continuing to edit and write, probably the last will be “Foster’s Pie Pan: Stories of Grace Abounding in a Fallen World” (Parsons Porch Books and Amazon). He still plays his 1929 alto sax for church services, but “jazz gigs must wait for me to carry it with me through the pearly gates.”
Sara and Andy Barnes are both well (so far, have avoided the many health “assaults” that afflict others of our age) and continue to split their time between digs in San Francisco, Hawaii, and Martha’s Vineyard. Oldest grandchild graduated from college, and the other two are in high school. “Life at this stage is particularly enjoyable as we have the time to ‘be there’ for an expanding and highly valued group of friends.”
David Portnoy is currently serving on the Alumni Board where he mentioned that he had a recent grandchild born to the family.
Peter and Dickie are still living in north Baltimore. Peter is spending some of his time and talents being a mock patient for medical students simulating situations they might encounter in real life.
News from Vermont: Our first grandchild was born last August … a granddaughter. The first girl in four generations. In April, we were to leave for Paris and Normandy. The latter has been on my bucket list for years. But, because of the unrest in France, we’ve postponed our trip until fall.
2023 began as a good year. My work as Bedford Town Historian, and the activity that my wife and I devoted to local nature conservation boards and clubs has kept us busy. As a family, we were three generations all healthy. Then on Good Friday we received a call that one of our grandsons had died in a tragic accident near his home in Switzerland.
John and Mary moved in December from their longtime home in Homeland to Roland Park Place, and John reports that they are very happy.
I was fortunate to have had decent health this past year to make progress on my to-do list: The vegetable garden developed nicely and will be expanded. Landscaping plans continued, including making boards and rounds out of felled trees; and siding and shingles will be added to a new equipment building framed and sheathed before winter arrived.
The fall of 2022 introduced four personal milestones for me! Sixty-one years from our high school graduation! The beginning of my eighth decade! My oldest granddaughter, Emma McDonnell, is a freshman at Connecticut College! And my youngest granddaughter, Callie Meech, is beginning kindergarten! What lies ahead? A whole new world of achievement and opportunity together!
Rick is an avid skier. He is still living in Princeton, but come winter, he becomes a real snowbird, looking for the best snow, not the best escape from snow.
Corbin and Liz’s son Carson and wife Claire have a second son, Teddy (Theodore) born at home with a midwife in Muskegon Michigan, on March 26 (10 lbs, 22”); joining big brother Fitz (Fitzroy) now 1 1/2. Been visiting Michigan more than Maryland! Still loving DC; Corbin 80 on Valentine’s Day; Liz 60 on July 4. Bermuda cruise in the fall of ’22; Naples, Florida in March ’23 … Both my caddying and golf days are over. Hello to all Grumpies!
Nancy and I are enjoying spending the cold months here on Jupiter Island, Florida. We have now accepted the veracity of the saying: “Old bones do better in warm weather.” If any classmates venture to the East coast of Florida between mid-October and late May, please give us a call. We have plenty of room. Would love to see you.
Lin and I have settled into our new routine at our CCRC senior living community. It hasn’t slowed us down, but we weren’t tearing along at a fast pace. In May, we took a cruise in the Netherlands and got to see the tulips. July took us to the Grand Canyon with our daughter’s family.
Katie and I continue to do well. The best news of this past year was the graduation of my eldest granddaughter, Ellie, from nursing school (after cum laude graduation at UT). She is the fifth generation nurse in our family over the last 110 years. I sincerely wish all of my classmates well.
It’s all good. Still doing three months in Vero Beach next door to Ritchie Solter’s baby sister, then back to Maine. And, following our 14-year-old grandson who is a ice hockey goalie and will be a freshman at BC High School in Boston this fall. He is Harvey Stanley on ice skates. He is ready to skip high school and college and go straight to the NHL. I hope that doesn't happen!
Sam Dell and Muffin are still living north of Baltimore. Sam is still active at Stevenson University. As reported above, he and the Borns traveled together to the Middle East in January.
Bill Ewing is still in Maine. Trips to Baltimore have gone from a few times/year to every few years. Ewings have scattered mostly west but my brother still has a summer house there.
Judy and I are doing our best Ozzie and Harriett imitation. Four adult children, all married, giving us 12 grandchildren from 29 years to 6 weeks (three Gilman graduates). We live full time on the Severn River in Sherwood Forest as do our children and their families. Life has been very good to us and we know how lucky we are!
Happily living between Maine and South Carolina (near oldest daughter Mollie). Wife Sally often travels to Hawaii to see youngest Katie and her 10- and 6-year-olds while I stay home to tend kittens and nearly 15-year-old (incontinent) dog and sit and play guitar and sing. Life suddenly got complicated when I had a minor stroke in late December 2022.
We do have some news to share. By the end of April, Katherine and I will be permanently in the Maine town of Friendship and looking for a permanent cottage somewhere in the state. We close on the sale of our condo in Albuquerque in May and will be on the road well before that. Puts us closer to the great ’61 crowd!
I haven't much to report. Living in a CCRC has been pleasant with plenty to do. We are quite engaged but there are not many great excitements.
Rick Born and his wife, Elaine, are doing well. Rick is almost retired having handed over the reins of his business to his son. They are still residing in Baltimore, but also spend time on the west coast visiting their daughter and her family. They also travel on their own.
Mark Watkins Gee, 79, formerly of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, died peacefully surrounded by loving family on Thursday, June 23, 2022, while residing at The Lighthouse at Lincoln.
Diane and Bob Little have been married for more than 44 years and are finding great joy in grandchildren’s (ages 7 to 25) activities.
We’ve been in Franklin, Massachusetts, for about five years in a new single family/condo development that we adore. We’re in a good location for antique shops and near my alma mater, Brown, for watching their lacrosse team. I lead a group of older tennis players — men and women — who play several times a week, summer and winter — keeps us all in shape and provides great camaraderie as well. I’m always proud when I see a Gilman name in the Brown lacrosse program.
As we reported last year, Carl was going to retire in June, and he did, after 47 years from being a Naval Chaplin to most recently the pastor of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Riviera Beach. Carl is everyone’s friend and we wish him well. Since retiring, he has spent some time in Hawaii playing golf and has had time from no administrative parish duties to make it to our Grumpies dinners
I turned 80, surprising my doctors who predicted my imminent demise three years ago. I wrote a book, which is selling well.
In keeping with the latest craze I used the AI program chatGPT to write my note this year. After feeding it some basic facts this is what it came up with, telling it to make it funny.
I made it through another ski season, again working four days a week at a ski-in/ski-out restaurant on Aspen Mountain. Zilretta shots in both knees have helped considerably. Met up with Rick Ober, a classmate from Calvert and Gilman, to ski one day at Snowmass. Another Greek small-ship cruise last October and a Maui dive trip later, otherwise lots of events, gig work, volunteering, biking and hiking in the summer. I plan to be doing more of the same this year. No social media, AI, or Alexa in my life!
It’s been a while since I’ve been to Baltimore, not to mention Roland Park, but during the past year I’ve exchanged email with Bill Dorsey, Stan Heuisler, John Lewis, John Rouse, and Snowden Stanley, and Ted Knowles. In the summer, I see Kennedy Boone on Swan’s Island in Maine. These old friends stir memories of our Gilman years. Best wishes to all fellow members of the class of 1960.
Greetings from sunny Vero Beach, Florida. We actually have five Gilman alumni members at our Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club and several more in Vero Beach. Anybody traveling to Florida’s Treasure Coast, be sure to get in touch.
I have been active in Rotary's Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group for several years. Rotary has been working with Dr. Gilman's first University, the University of California.
I have just celebrated, if that applies, my 80th birthday, impossible that we are getting to that age but it is happening. My activities include working at Churchill Downs in the capacity of a seasonal employee since 2002, wonderful job and nice coworkers.
After several years of absence, Elizabeth and I got back to Belize for sun, snorkeling, and Belikin beer. Belize is a wonderful winter place to visit without the crowds. COVID stopped our class luncheons. Let me know and we can try to set them up again.
I thought about retiring but realized it would just give me more time to do what I am already doing. So what’s the point? Between Katie and me, we have six sons and one daughter who have produced 17 grandchildren.
Greetings from Rome, Italy! I don’t have much to add to my class notes this year, except that my wife, Yasuko and I are still here in the Eternal City. We are now in the middle of the lengthy preparation process of moving back to Annapolis. We hope to reach the end of the process next year. That would allow me to participate more actively in class activities.
I am still enjoying retirement in Bradenton, Florida, with woodworking, swimming, and orchids. I am living with my daughter, Brett, a CT (formerly CAT) scan technician. I have been fortunate to be in fair health in spite of 12 years with Parkinson’s.
Gretchen and I visited Monterey, California, to see Tommy ’96 and his family. His 5-year-old daughter, Maisie, with her devilish sense of humor, said, “Watch out for wolves.” “What? There are wolves?” “Yes, and they love Pop sandwiches!” We got back to Chestertown unscathed. In our 25 years (What? Is that possible?) in Chestertown, Gretchen has devoted herself to our garden, now luxuriant with flowers and shrubs. I’ve been taking guitar lessons for one and a half years. I can play lots of songs, but to be kind, none is ready for prime time!
We’re still living in Longmont, north of Boulder, and enjoying Colorado. Lil retires from the CU-Boulder History Department in August 2023. Next year marks half a century of use for “Black Majority,” my book on slavery in early South Carolina.
Moved from Key Largo to Palm Harbor, Florida, a year ago at the request of my daughter. Bought an interesting house on a large lake, complete with chicken coop.
George Hess is home recovering from back surgery followed by a double fracture of his sacroiliac. Other than that he feels and sounds great.
Other than a serious problem with my remaining eye which kept me housebound and unable to read or watch TV for 10 days I seem to be OK. The eye has recovered and I walk a daily mile which is a big step down from my 53 years of running four to five miles a day. But it’s something.
Not much excitement in my life. As I think you know, I sold my plane, and gave up flying after 55 years. I think about it every time a small plane flies over. Still cut my grass. Had a hip replaced … gave up golf. I have twin grandsons who graduate from Calvert this year and are going to Gilman.
Carlton Seitz checked in to report that he is still alive but slower kicking nowadays. He went on to say that he is enjoying gardening and his book collection and staying out of trouble.
I'm 44 years clean and sober. Wife, Linda, 39 years clean and sober. We have five children, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
We are still living on the beach and ocean in the Florida Keys. Celebrated our 65 years of marriage at the Yacht Club.
Bonnie and I took a grand Regent ship cruise from Montreal up St Lawrence to Nova Scotia, down the Atlantic coast to Boston, Gardener museum, NYC staying at New York Athletic Club, saw Broadway play Moulin Rouge, hiked Central Park, and home to Honolulu.
Read on for updates on the class of 1953.
Catch up with the Class of 1978.
Frank and his wife, Lorraine, moved permanently to Baltimore (in Cross Keys) from Long Lake, New York, in October 2022.
We are at a stage where “no news is good news,” and I don’t have any really new news to report. After living for 20 years in Rock Hall (Kent County, on the Eastern Shore), two years ago we moved to Heron Point, a CCRC in Chestertown.
Courtney and I are having shoulder replacements this fall. Now that COVID is no longer a major threat, we are taking a Viking cruise to Iceland this summer. Nice to be traveling again. I would be remiss not to mention the death of Tommy Swindell, a really great guy who will be truly missed. Hope you all stay well.
The most interesting thing in our family this past year was my wife Bonnie's participation in buying a B&B. The River House Inn is an impressive three-story Victorian home built in 1865, located in the old town of Snow Hill (begun in 1680s), 12 miles from Salisbury and 15 miles from Ocean City.
Read on for updates from the class of 1979.
Charlie and Bartie Cole are still enjoying the Hillsboro Club in Florida, their new residence. They come back to their Maryland home in May and then back to Florida in the fall.
After many years together, the children of Doug Schmidt, John Brush, and Bernie Rhee have graduated from Calvert. Doug’s daughter will attend the Lawrenceville School, and the two boys will be part of the Gilman Class of ’27.
Joe Ortiz is loving fatherhood. His son, Gabe, was born last September. Joe recently retired from the Army after more than 33 years of service. “I will likely start a career with the DC Veterans Administration as a physician specializing in clinical evaluations and research related to toxic exposures of Service Members.”
Tommy Horst and John Wise met up last winter to do some hunting.
Julien Meyer spent the spring on the road in the RV he purchased during the pandemic. “I encourage other Gilman alums to contact me and plan a ‘raft up’ at a nearby park or winery,” Julien writes.
Marshall Walker, who lives in Oxford, England, spent a month traveling in the United States with his husband, Stanley. In Baltimore, they stopped at True Chesapeake and dined with Steve Howard and Prag Katta.
After working to transform healthcare for two decades, Rushika Fernandopulle resigned from Iora/One Medical/Amazon. He planned to spend several months resting and reflecting before deciding on his next chapter.
Lee Thomsen, who taught at Gilman early in his career, has reconnected online with former colleagues, students, and classmates. “James Spragins class of ’73 and retired faculty, my former students, Jason Haas ’99 and Lee Kowarski ’96, our classmates Prag Katta and Julien Meyer, and I have bonded on Facebook over the resurgence of the Orioles,” writes Lee, who is in his seventh year as Head of School at Sacramento Country Day in California.
Tony Murray is working at Live! Casino and Hotel.
David Rody is working for the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.
In Washington, D.C., Rory Muhammad recently became Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Environmental Defense Fund. He has four children, including a daughter at LSU.
Paul Mezey attended the Academy Awards in March. He was one of the producers of “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,” which was nominated for best animated feature. “The Oscars was fun,” Paul writes. “We had no real shot at winning, but it was great to get the recognition and long live Marcel! Guillermo is King."
Our family just moved from the Art Museum area of Philadelphia to the quieter East Falls neighborhood next to the Wissahickon. I am still a landscape architect working on open space and public realm projects addressing issues related to social equity and climate change.
Taylor Hurt is living outside of San Francisco. He and his wife, Roshni, are the proud parents of Maddie, 5, and Hank, 3. Taylor has worked for J.P. Morgan for the past 10 years in their Corporate Banking department specializing in lending to tech companies. The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank has led to immense opportunities for Taylor and his group.
I went to Penn Relays today for my last year in the 40- to 49-year-old 4x400 meter relay race. I ran with Gene Severtson, the head coach at Crofton High School, my friend Jermaine Ragin from Bowie, and my little brother, Alex ’98. We ran a 4:05. I ran slightly under 60 seconds as the lead-off leg. We got our asses handed to us, I think coming in fifth place. It was awesome!
I’ve been spending an inordinate amount of time at Gilman lately for someone who doesn’t have any kids there and isn’t employed by the School. In addition to helping the Reunion Committee and serving as Class Secretary, I’m the incoming President of the Alumni Association and about to start my second year on the Board of Trustees.
After 20 years of experience with Whiting-Turner under his belt, Trey Winstead started a new firm, TW Consulting, specializing in everything from commercial facades to residential renovations to treehouse design and construction. Additionally, he is the proud uncle of Jax Winstead who will be entering the ninth grade at Gilman this fall.
Rahul Swani lives in the South End of Boston with his wife, Jo, and two sons, ages 9 and 12 (as of late 2022). About 12 years ago, Rahul joined some folks to start a boutique investment banking firm called Aeris Partners, which focuses on technology M&A, primarily software and SaaS, advising companies on anything from strategic sales to capital raises, working mostly with private equity firms but also with founders and entrepreneurs.
Rob Schapiro lives in the Woodlands, Texas, with his wife, Robin, and sons, Ethan and Simon. After 17 years as a geologist and manager at ExxonMobil, Rob joined Microsoft in 2019, where he is the Director of the Microsoft Azure Energy Acceleration Program focused on Energy Innovation across oil and gas, power and utilities, and renewables.
David Powell lives in Baltimore with his wife, Kate, and two daughters, Julia and Anna. After a long college process, Julia is headed to Swarthmore next year to play field hockey. David is a portfolio manager at Brown Advisory. He’s always trying to get better at tennis and train for the next marathon.
I exchanged emails with Blake McCallister about a year ago and he reported that he was living in Austin, Texas, with his wife, daughter (going into seventh grade in the fall) and son (going into fifth. He and his family moved to Austin in the summer of 2020, after a five-year stint in Silicon Valley. He is happily employed at Electronic Arts.
Lou recently began working as the Vice President Strategic Projects & Initiatives of MCB Real Estate, which owns Harborplace, the Rotunda and a portfolio of properties throughout the Baltimore area and beyond.
Chris Hlubb has a wife and three kids and lives in Ellicott City. Chris doesn’t have a lot of free time because, in 2020, just as COVID emerged, Chris began developing a biopurification technology to rapidly manufacture antimicrobial preventatives using naturally occurring immune proteins as a new class of non-toxic antivirals and alternative antibiotics.
Shawn Bose lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Taylor, and their two sons and daughter. Shawn is the President of REALLY Communications, a telecom platform which recently announced the acquisition of $18 million of venture funding.
Greg Bader just began his 30th season for the Orioles, currently serving in the role of Senior Vice President of Administration and Experience overseeing the club’s facility operations, ticket operations, fan experience, and marketing departments. He lives in Locust Point with his husband John and 13-year-old pug, Parker.
Nick Schloeder is still teaching fifth grade at Gilman and coaching football at Johns Hopkins. But he plans to spend less time in airports this year. “Melissa is moving to Baltimore from San Diego, so we’ll finally be in the same city after eight years of a bi-coastal relationship,” Nick writes.
It has been a lifelong dream to live in both of my parents’ countries for at least a year.
Walker Jones exchanged messages with former Gilman Lower School science teacher Mr. Webb on Facebook. Mr. Webb recalled trekking with students through the Stoney Run. Walker remembered raising chickens and feeding mice to boa constrictors. “We did things in science class that would not fly in today’s world!” he writes.
From a remote village in Spain, Bob Landon is getting back to travel writing in a post-COVID world. “I’m telecommuting and have a mini-farm here in Capileria, which is near Grenada,” he writes.
On Saturday January 14, the day of the 38th annual Haswell M. Franklin Gilman Duals, many members of the Class of 1987 gathered in Gilman’s new beautiful fitness center for a plaque dedication ceremony for three of our classmates who have passed away in the past six years.
I was very fortunate to have Tim Scott and Trent Zivkovich and their spouses join my wife and me on a surprise trip to Jamaica to celebrate my 50th birthday.
Cheo Hurley, Antoine Hutchinson, Marc Lewis-DeGrace, and Geoff Berry (left to right) attended the Orioles game on Sunday, April 23. The Os won in a “walk-off” on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th.
Ken Kang, Dan Kim, Bernie Rhee, and Jaan Naktin gathered for a reunion in Ocean City, Maryland. They stayed in the building where they’d spent Beach Week in 1985. Ken and his wife, who live in Maryland, became empty nesters when their youngest child left home for Hotchkiss.
Chip Dates returned to his alma mater to help Johns Hopkins celebrate his father, a pioneering graduate who became a top administrator. Victor Dates, Sr., received the Distinguished Alumnus Award in part for “advising former Hopkins President Milton Eisenhower when there weren’t many Blacks on campus as students or professors, let alone administrators."
Michael Saunders recently founded Matriarch Coffee, an importer and roaster of specialty coffee from Rwanda available in retail locations and online at matriarchcoffee.com — check them out! Michael lives in Baltimore; his son, Myron, is wrapping up his freshman year at Dunbar, and his daughter, Kearstin, is completing her sophomore year at the University of Maryland.
Matt Buck will start his 13th year as the Head of Calvert’s Middle School in June. Matt’s daughter, Abby, and son, Teddy, are both at Friends.
Steve Ruark is completing his second school year of teaching two sections of photography, part time, at Gilman. He continues to work as an independent photographer when not teaching.
Packer Rodgers is living in Baltimore with his wife (Brooke), and their four children. Their oldest is graduating from Gilman in June, while his younger brother is a sophomore at Gilman and their two sisters attend Calvert. Professionally, Packer still manages two marine terminals at the Port of Baltimore, handling bulk and breakbulk cargo.
Joe Watts leads a biochemistry group inventing CRISPR/Cas gene-editing technologies called Pairwise in Durham, North Carolina. He and his wife (Kristin) still coach the summer swim team that they started eight years ago (Harmony.Swimtopia.com). The eldest of their three children is heading off to college this fall.
Jay Menton reports that everything is going well in Chicago. He has an eighth grader and got to visit and have dinner with Lawson DeVries and Packer Rodgers recently when they were visiting Chicago.
George Mumford reports that after graduating from Calvert School, he is excited to have his boys, George and Hobie, enter the ninth grade at Gilman beginning this fall. Their sister, Aggie, continues her Bryn Mawr journey in the seventh grade (following in her mother's footsteps - Sarah Fowlkes Mumford '96).
George Brown continues to run two remodeling companies doing renovations of all sizes on homes in the Baltimore area. His daughter is in sixth grade at Friends and his son is in third grade at Timonium Elementary. George volunteers with the Rotary Club of Towsontowne and has been doing a lot of wild boar hunting in North Carolina.
Andy Cohen was promoted to Partner at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP (a New York-only firm of about 200 lawyers — the co-chair of the firm is a Gilman alum, Peter Tomlinson ’86). Andy ran into Jeremy Edwards at a conference for pharmaceutical patent litigators in NY — see photo. Jeremy is a partner in the DC office of Procopio.
Akram Annous is doing complicated financial work — I think that the easiest way to describe it is that he has a long/short consulting practice with a focus on public technology. He has split time over the past few years between a few cities, including Baltimore, but is likely to be spending most of his time back in Dubai going forward.
Noah Gallico still lives in Los Angeles with his wife (Sarah, a TV writer/producer currently running Amazon’s “The Summer I Turned Pretty”), their two boys (Will, who turns 13 in June, and Jake, 10), and their five pets. Noah recently resigned a long-term contract at NBC Universal as VP of Creative Marketing and continues to make trailers and promos for the company.
Kevin Frank is still an energy lawyer, but has recently switched jobs and is now Associate General Counsel for QTS Data Centers. He has also joined the faculty of the business school at the University of Texas – Dallas where he is a part-time lecturer in its energy department. He and his wife (Rebecca) and 4-year-old daughter (Eleanor) still make their home in Dallas, Texas.
Tommy Knowles loves his life in Monterey, California, with his wife (Meghan) and their 6-year-old daughter (Maisie). Tommy just celebrated 20 years at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, where he is a senior biologist studying jellies and deep sea animals. He still plays music whenever possible, and is hoping that Maisie will be able to jam with him soon!
Evan Kreitzer, his wife, Keren, and two sons moved from Owings Mills to Pikesville, and professionally, Evan switched banks and now works at Sandy Spring Bank, still as a mortgage banker. He spends most afternoons, evenings, and weekends on a soccer or lacrosse field watching his boys play for McDonogh or their club teams.
John Boyle recently made a career pivot and is now working in clinical mental health counseling. If you ever need a recommendation for a therapist, he can tap into his network and hook you up! John continues to live in Columbia with his wife, Tara, and son, Johnny (who goes to McDonogh). For the second year in a row, John and I got to watch the Orioles beat the Yankees at Camden Yards.
Brett Brandau moved his family to Winter Park, Florida, (near Orlando) to chase some sunshine and waterskiing. This past fall, I was lucky enough to visit Brett, his wife, Jen, and children Piper and Turner in their lovely new home right on a lake. Brett is now working for SMBC as the Head of Lending for their consumer bank.
I continue to live in New York City with my wife (Melinda) and work for SS&C Technologies, where my team provides data and analytics to asset management firms. I have been making up for the past few years with some fun trips (Japan, New Orleans, etc.) and a ton of great concerts (Beyonce, Bruce, Janet, Madonna, PJ Morton, Stromae, Wu-Tang, and much more).
After years of being the primary PT for an ICU, Andy Sabatier has developed a much-needed clinical approach to the optimization of breathing mechanics and is spreading this far and wide. Applicable for patients, athletes, children and adults, his “breathing first” ethos blends crucial elements of physical, chemical, mental, and emotional training. Andy’s favorite thing to discuss is your breathing. GG (5) and Hugo (2) continue to thrive and are tolerant of their dad’s constant attention to their noses and diaphragms.
The Skeens are moving to Spartanburg, South Carolina, where Dave will begin his tenure as Head of School at Spartanburg Day School in July 2023. SDS is a coed, independent school serving 3-year-olds through 12th graders. Dave is thrilled that six out of our seven little Skeens will be with him at SDS.
I now live in Berlin, Germany, with my wife, 2-year-old boy, and 10-week-old girl. I work as a senior product manager with Trust Wallet from home, which encourages poor dietary habits. I’m also studying towards a master’s in computer science at UPenn. In my free time, I play tennis, soccer, and baseball, all just as poorly as you remember.
Currently I’m a journeyman carpenter with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, and I teach Carpentry at the JobCorps center located in Woodstock, Maryland. I recently celebrated my 40th birthday on March 25 and married the love of my life on April 23. We are both travel fanatics and will be spending our honeymoon in South Africa and Zimbabwe. We are also the proud parents of three mastiffs named Nala, Deuce, and Ellie.
I’m an assistant professor in the School of Education at Loyola University Maryland and work part-time at a private practice in Bethesda, Maryland, doing outpatient psychotherapy with teens and young adults. I live in Rockville with my wife, our two young daughters (2.5 years and 14 months) and our 6-year-old black-lab mix. My wife and I just celebrated our four-year wedding anniversary and are very much looking forward to some summer travel with the kids!
Team Deutschman had a big year out in Colorado. Our three kiddos are growing — Addison is 12, Eleanor is 10, and Brahms is 4. Emily and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary by taking an epic bike trip in Portugal (see photo), I’ve recently launched a new company called Jombine (similar to a Redfin for the workplace), and we got a new neighbor, as my mom, Lynn, moved into our neighborhood.
After high school, Val attended University of Pittsburgh where he received a B.A. in communications and political science in 2005. That’s also where he would meet his future wife, Kelly while hanging out in the freshman dorms. In 2009, Val received his JD from Barry University, and moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he and Kelly have made a life for themselves with their two daughters (ages 8 and 5.) Currently, Val is a labor and employment law project manager for Ogletree Deakins. He is not a doctor.
Katie, Sam (12), Lucy (10), and I are happy and well after a long year. I am still working for Metro Nashville Public Schools, still adjuncting at Vanderbilt, and now also coaching some East Nashville Orioles. Sometimes excellent coaching leads to a torn ACL, but whatever, we’re awesome! Totally better than a bevy of quail.
All is well in the Cherry household. Nate is finishing middle school and is playing travel ball for the Maryland Baseball Club. Jared turns 10 this summer and is pitching for the Finksburg travel team. Jordana is finishing kindergarten and has her first dance recital in June. Stu continues to enjoy his law practice as a partner in the litigation group in the Baltimore office of Rifkin Weiner Livingston.
Chaz Howard is still at the University of Pennsylvania where he serves as Vice President and University Chaplain. His oldest daughter just finished her first year there.
Tom served as Chair of the Gilman Alumni Board this year. He also took up ballroom dancing, is working on an offshore wind project in Maryland, and hearts the Orioles with great tenderness.
Read what the class of 1981 has been up to!
Mike Fisher moved this past year back to Maryland and now lives in Severna Park.
Rick Uhlig reports that he attended the sixth annual Gilman Forever Luncheon in April and was disappointed that no other 1959 classmates attended. This is a very worthwhile event so Rick encourages all to make plans to attend next year. He also reports that he volunteers with Gilchrist Hospice and participates with other veterans in Salutes to Service tributes to honor veterans near the end of life.
This was the year for reunions! The 50th class reunion in April, a 20-person family reunion at Rehoboth Beach in June, and my immediate family gathering in Honolulu in December. Still to come is a Yosemite trip with Jack Orrick and Roger Bowie in May!
Greetings from Ellicott City! I’m entering my 10th year with Camps Airy & Louise, now as a co-executive director. Also glad to share that our daughter had a great first year at College of Charleston — and we jumped on that basketball team bandwagon in March!
The Olsens are leaving Michigan this summer as David returns to the Pentagon for what should be his last Army assignment before retirement. The family is looking forward to settling in a new home in Northern Virginia and finally putting down some roots.
Since graduating from UNC in 2022, I have been back home in Baltimore working as a neurosurgery research fellow at the University of Maryland Medical Center. I’ve had the opportunity to research and develop new models for glioblastoma brain tumors. Starting this summer, I will be attending the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai in NYC to pursue my MD.
Well, I didn’t write a book, perform a standup comedy, or master the guitar. But I did see Paul McCartney at Camden Yards, buy a house (and spend months fixing it up), carry a dog through double ACL surgery, and complete my first century ride (100-mile bike ride). Plus, at different times and in different places, I caught up with Matt Wise, Jason Finkelstein, Jake Beverage, Prem Kumta, and Alex Katz.
John Lewin and I have been communicating frequently over the past several months sharing mutual interests pertaining to our health, the frustrations over the misadventures of the Ravens and Titans, and, most important, the escapades of our dogs (John and Holly’s Oscar and Ernie and Judy’s and my Princess Leia). He recently attended a celebration of the life of our mutual friend, Harry Lord, and commented on the large number of people our age who attended and how nice it was as a tribute to Harry as well as so many people our age remaining alive to attend the ceremony.
Sam Hopkins continues to enjoy good health. He and wife Genie are eager to host any of us in the Baltimore area or in their summer haunt in Marion, Massachusetts, during July or August. He would also love to host any locals for lunch at the 14 West Hamilton Club. So refreshing to find one of our former classmates being so robust and hospitable.
After a two-year stint in Maryland, we will be returning to the SF Bay Area in June 2023, living in our former neighborhood in Marin County. It was a phenomenal experience living back near my old home, spending more time with family and Gilman '94 classmates, too!
Orioles broadcaster Brett Hollander ’03 and White Sox outfielder Gavin Sheets ’14 caught up in the Chicago dugout before an early season game.
Just finished a nice conversation with Eddie Brown. He and Joyce have just taken up residence in Blakehurst, after spending his entire life in homes on Woodbrook Lane. What great memories of winter sledding, hide-and-seek games, and gracious Brown hospitality that place provided!
I decided to take a fifth year at Penn to play another season of lacrosse, and thus I needed to take a gap semester last fall (2022) before returning to Penn this spring (2023). So last fall, I lived in Denver, Colorado, with my fellow Gilman classmates, Jeremy Cranston ’18 and Bryson Webb ’18. I returned to Penn in early January, and our team is currently in the middle of our lacrosse season looking to win our third consecutive Ivy League Championship. After graduating from Penn in May, I will move to NYC and begin working for SoFi.
I recently heard from Gus Lewis. Despite him and Debby having COVID in December, they have been able to travel to Europe and New Zealand, as well as remaining active locally. In addition to Gus tutoring in math, and Debby being a part-time church organist, they continue to remain active in the Baltimore community, attending classes, musical events, and riding bikes. Realizing the potential for health issues in the future, they are beginning to explore retirement communities.
Tom Coleman reports he remains busy and happy raising his three sons while working at Chubb, where he manages litigation, and staying in decent shape!
Fred Kelly is splitting time between Annapolis, Savannah, and Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Yes, I have an RV and a dog. Starting a $10 million restoration of the headwaters of the Severn as my parting gift to the river on which I had the greatest luck to live on for the past 50 years.
I had a lengthy chat with Jim Gieskie several weeks ago. Jim and Judi are avid supporters of alumni activities of our class of 1965 at Johns Hopkins Medical School. Jim and Judi continue to thrive in Easton, a place that he refers to as “the friendliest and sanest of all communities.”
Millard Firebaugh relates that he has two grandchildren at Severn School and has enjoyed regaling them with his escapades as a third-string fullback on the Gilman JV team, like scoring the extra point in a lopsided win over Severn (“the highlight of my athletic career”). He and wife Barbara spend the winter months in the Naples-Marco Island area of South Florida and would love seeing anyone who happens to be in the area.
I can report that I have recently joined the ranks of the retired after 35 years as an attorney followed by 21 years running two private foundations. The foundations provided opportunities to Baltimore public school students and also focused on the environment and community development. Now it’s more time for family, tennis, and good books.
Recently received a call from Crossan O’Donovan from his retirement community in Raleigh, North Carolina. Other than the “slings and arrows” of various orthopedic challenges, he and Brenda continue to enjoy time with family in the area and with life in general. We had fun reminiscing about the Orioles and their hopeful continued improvement this season.
Although he graduated a year ahead of me, I need to lament the sudden loss of Harry Lord. Harry was a good friend to many of us, and we maintained a friendship for over 70 years.
Recently we lost Hill Michaels to a lengthy illness. Although he didn’t graduate with us, Hill was a loyal Gilman alumnus and good friend to many of us.
Alex Puthumana notes that he and a few classmates from 2014 reunited for dinner in March at Clavel in Baltimore.
Splitting my time between summer/fall in Portland, Maine, and winter in Seabrook Island, South Carolina. Continuing as a professor in the department of physical therapy at the University of New England. Married to Deb 35 years this month. All is well.
Linda and I send our very best wishes to y’all from Georgia.
As you may or may not know, I did ROTC and joined after college. It’s been 11 years, but it feels like the blink of an eye. During this time, I have been deployed several times and have had a consistently demanding training cycle.
Tony Talalay reports that he, Russ Monroe, and George Bias attended a Seattle Mariners spring training game in Phoenix. George has retired in Phoenix from a career as a biochemical engineer; Russ has retired to Palm Springs from psychiatry in Charleston and Northern California; and Tony was on his way to visit broccoli fields in Arizona and California.
The past 12 months have been a very healthy and active period for many of us, but, sadly, we lost five classmates during that same time.
David recently published in the peer reviewed journal Classical World where David has formerly published 2 previous reviews on Ancient Magic, Sorcery, and Witchcraft along with reviews of Ancient Greek theater (Aeschylus, Sophicles, Euripides) in Hebrew Translation, and Cyrus the Great. David's most recent review is titled: Antiquity and Enlightenment Culture: New Approaches and Perspectives.
In December of 2021 my wife (Shannon) and I moved back to Maryland! We were living in Annapolis for eight months while trying to find a house in Baltimore to set up some roots. We moved into our Baltimore home in March of ’22 the same day I retired from Vineyard Vines after 19 years. Eight days later, we welcomed a new roommate into our lives: Elizabeth Talbot Lanahan.
I left Gilman in June of 1971 for the Baltimore Experimental High School, about as far from Gilman in spirit as one could possibly travel, though I continued to live on the Gilman campus in faculty housing, at the home of my father, Gilman teacher A.J. Downs.
Director of Inmate Grievance Office and Sundry Claims Board for Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services 2018 to date.
Well, after many years of ignoring calls for notes, I am writing to catch people up.
A belated notice that Karin and I welcomed our first grandchild, Freyja Lucia Andersson, in September of 2021. She is pushing 18 months and moves very fast, enjoys the outdoors, blocks, balls, and books.
I started a new job in July of 2022 working with old colleagues at an engineering startup company. I love the environment and the commute as well. It’s great working with old friends doing good stuff to help people.
Sandy (Springside ’69, Hollins ’73) and I will be celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary in August. Our primary residence is in Park City, Utah.
I just won re-election as Maryland State Senator. This four-year term will be my last, and I am not coy about telling people that I will retire in 2026. Anne and I bought a great house in Rehoboth Beach last year, so I will not lack for recreational opportunities when I close up shop in Annapolis in 2026.
Karl Miller is a research scientist for the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and associate professor in the University of Florida’s Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation.
Members of the class of 1994 caught up for an informal, mini reunion at Tarks in Baltimore County in late October.
David Shapiro and Nick Owsley caught up for lunch in Cambridge, Massachusetts with Than'l Badder ’94 in September 2022.
Jim Nesbitt, died suddenly on August 20, 2022, at Keswick Multi-Care Center where he had been in a long-term care bed since a fall in 2021.
Jake Beverage and John Ward (and their families) enjoyed some time on the water in Nelson, British Columbia in August 2022. Jake and his family recently moved to the Vancouver area.
Peter Bogue was in Hawaii in August 2022 with his family and connected tonight with classmate Mikey de Lara.
Brice Baradel '93, John Kim '94, and Billy Gonzalez '92 caught up at a conference hosted by the Association for Corporate Growth in Montauk, New York, in July 2022.
Conway Zeigler provided the impetus for a mini-reunion of our class of 1966 for the reunion weekend last November. Several of us gathered at the Valley Inn for lunch.
Amatsia Spigler is chief executive officer at Hakshiva, a nonprofit organization in Beit Shemesh, Israel, dedicated to the belief that every child deserves a loving, supportive presence in their lives and this presence should have the professional support to really make a difference in that child’s life.
Retired to Delaware 12 years ago after running a HomeOwners Service in Baltimore for 35 years.
Judith and Don doing well. Two days before Thanksgiving 2021, his last case was resolved (in client’s favor!) so now fully retired from 52 years of law practice (except for some trustee duties). Well done, Don, and welcome to the next phase.
“COVID the first of the year; new hip in January (to match the earlier one on other side), and now the knees are complaining.” Long COVID in February treated with colchicine (usual gout treatment) that helped with no side effects. “Sad when we get to the point that most of what we have to report relates to medical events.”
All the news for me and my family is the pandemic. With age and medical issues putting us at a high risk we have been extra careful ... and have avoided COVID so far.
Michael Jeffrey is now a novelist still living in Perth, Australia.
Ian Miller continues in his role as chief information officer at the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York.
Terry Booker is managing partner for Axis Partners in Philadelphia, which specializes in health equity strategy and health industry expertise. Terry’s nephew Thomas Booker ’18 was just drafted by the Houston Texans.
Mike Liebson is now a vice president of marketing at New at Horizon Soft, LLC, focusing on supply chain planning software using machine learning and artificial intelligence in Acton, Massachusetts.
Gary Raab continues in his role as vice president of innovation and business development for Flavor Materials International.
Rick Friedman is still at his off-season home in rural Utah.
I feel a bit of an imposter as I left Gilman in 1970 so never graduated (though I did graduate from Millfield School in England, just!).
After a healthcare investment banking and capital markets career of over 25 years taking me through New York (Salomon), Baltimore (Alex. Brown) and finally Richmond (BB&T), I’ve most recently been working on a couple things, most notably a digital health startup back in Baltimore.
Vanna and I are coming up on 20 years in Richmond. Evidently, our 12th move was the charm.
I feel really lucky and grateful as we each fight the aging battle. I am the last Wingard at the family manufacturing business in Baltimore that my father started when our class was in first grade.
Splits time between Bowleys Quarter near Baltimore on the Bay and Ft. Myers Beach, Florida, home.
Retired from Brown Advisory in February and splitting time between Baltimore and Florida.
Retired in 2005 after 40 years in the Army as a full colonel and senior executive Army civilian.
Chris Anderson’s son, Colin, recently found a Gilman 5A & 5B compositions book from 1992. Chris has since digitized the work for those interested.
Charlie Marek is currently reliving the glory days of Roland Park baseball through his son. Go Toppers and Rangers! He’s also working on his soccer skills with his daughter and hopes to understand the game by the end of the year.
Mike Rogers has been busy with work but is glad concerts are finally back. He recently went to see the Orioles play in LA with Evan Bedford, Kwaisi, and Kenny Kang. Word has it they kept all banter to 2022 standards.
David Reahl continues in his role as managing director at USAA Real Estate Company.
Tim Webb recently welcomed Henry James Webb this January. Henry’s older brother (Timmy) and three sisters (Avery, Georgia, and Mason) are doting on him. Mom and Dad are questioning their sanity with five little ones running around…
Darryl Jordan recently graduated from Teachers College with a doctorate in music. He and his wife, Linda, welcomed their fourth child, Gavin, as they all moved to a new home in East Orange, New Jersey. He is still actively involved in music as a vocal director at the FAME school, LaGuardia High School in NYC and a member of the Broadway Inspirational Voices!
He is now a broadcast journalist with PBS. David, who holds dual citizenship in Canada and the United States, and his wife are now living in Canada.
Dr. Chris Cebra continues in his role as the department chair for clinical sciences; Glen Pfefferkorn and Morris Wendorf Endowed Professor in Camelid Medicine; Professor - Large Animal Medicine at Oregon State University.
In the thick of the pandemic, the Gilman Class of ’82 celebrated its 50th reunion in grand style — an occasion “Of Primary Importance,” as the old Lower School newspaper founded by John Schmick’s first class read across the banner.
Vincent Hom is in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he serves as an information Technology Specialist for the Smithsonian Institutions.
Hollyday continues in his role as vice president of sales, SecqureOne Inc., which provides cyber security solutions and compliance services while also delivering industry-defining insights and vision to organizations looking to augment and improve their overall cyber security, IT risk, and governance in Norwell, Massachusetts.
My wife, Leigh, and I have now been in Mountain Brook, a suburb of Birmingham, Ala., for ten years. I continue in my role as CMO of Thompson Tractor, the exclusive provider of Caterpillar equipment in Alabama and northwest Florida, and Hyundai Forklifts in Georgia.
When not dating Brazilian models, Geary Stonesifer continues in his role as president and owner of Mrs. Peters Smokehouse, which specializes in smoking local wild fish on open racks with local hardwoods.
Taylor Classen continues in his role as a partner for Delbert Adams Construction Group in Baltimore.
Crawford Parr continues in his role as a commercial pilot based out of Anchorage, Alaska.
Ben Kim continues in his role as deputy chief counsel at The Walt Disney Company where he is the lead attorney for the Disney media and entertainment distribution and Disney streaming technology teams, covering tech for all Disney brands, including ABC, ABC News, Disney+, ESPN, ESPN+, FreeForm, FX, Hulu, Marvel, National Geographic, and Lucas.
Five Gilman alumni — Gerry Brewster ’75, Eben Eck ’83, John Purnell ’76, John Worthington ’81, and captain George Doub ’82 — teamed up on behalf of the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club (GSVHC) to defeat The Metropolitan Club of Washington, DC 3-2 in a backgammon match on February 10.
I just had knee replacement surgery and cannot travel. Best wishes to all!
Dr. Bill Heller continues in his role as an orthopedic surgeon with Midland Orthopedic Surgeons in Chicago.
Ross and his wife, Kathleen, have their hands full with teenage triplet boys.
Wallace Simpson is a technical program manager at ServiceNow. Wallace continues with his passion for photography — check out his website wallacesimpsonphotography.com.
Stephan Miller continues in his role as senior director of clinical development at SANIFIT, a biopharmaceutical company focused on treatments for calcification disorders.
Dr. TR Levin continues in his role as a gastroenterologist with The Permanente Medical Group, Inc where he runs the clinical practice of gastroenterology managing a department of 17 physicians and clinical research in cancer screening and implementing large clinical programs.
Bruce Zukerberg was looking trim and fit at the reunion obviously benefiting from his new life as a retiree.
Alberto Zapata continues in his role as senior counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C.
Randy Wilgis is now chief executive officer at Hoowaki, LLC, which specializes in microsurface technologies and friction solutions.
Joe Seivold continues in his role as headmaster of Berkeley Prep, Tampa’s premier college preparatory institution.
Wendell Phillips is vice chancellor for external affairs and military relations at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
After more than 10 years at the Richards Group in Dallas, Doug Eyring is now creative director with Eyko Creative, his own boutique agency in Dallas.
Dr. Scott Bowerman continues in his role as an orthopaedic surgeon with Rome Orthopaedic Center in Rome, Georgia. Scott focuses mainly on joint replacement of the hip and knee as well as general orthopaedics.
Scott Bortz continues his career as a partner for Tribek Properties in Charlotte, North Carolina, which specializes in ground-up development, property management, brokerage, disposition, and acquisition.
Tom Waxter remains a partner at the law firm of Goodell DeVries concentrating primarily on product liability defense.
Doug Riley has made a full recovery from the brain surgery he had in 2020 to correct an arteriovenous malformation.
I contacted Rhett Waldman before the reunion and he let me know he was unable to attend due to family obligations and the end of Passover.
Dr. Mark Peeler continues as a vascular surgeon with Cardiology Associates in Annapolis, Maryland, and Chester, Maryland.
Dr. Leigh Panlilio continues in his role as a research fellow at the National Institute on Drug Abuse Intramural Research Program at the National Institutes of Health with concentration in the neuropsychopharmacology of opioids, stimulants, cannabinoids, and nicotine.
Wells Obrecht continues in his role as president of Obrecht Commercial Real Estate, working every day with David Knipp.
Nick Kouwenhoven continues his role as executive director for the Academy of Lifelong Learning at University of Maryland Baltimore.
Will Howard is a freelance editor working in Baltimore for clients such as Johns Hopkins University, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Sheridan Journal Services.
Jamey Hebb is a senior client solutions executive with Manheim Auctions.
Dr. John Harrison continues practicing medicine as an internist affiliated with the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute.
John Danko continues with the family business as president and CEO of Danko Arlington, which specializes in military and commercial aluminum and bronze sand castings, 3-D sand, and 3-D plastic printing of rapid prototypes and production parts.
Ken Brown is in Baltimore where he is a performing artist — under the performance name “Analysis” — and a writer, minister, bookseller with more than 20 years of experience in transformational education and ministry, dissemination of information and dynamic performing arts. Ken continues as a bookseller at Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse.
Nick Brader continues to run NJB Engineering, concentrating in land planning and site feasibility analysis development with extensive experience in site feasibility studies, and civil engineering projects.
Frank Bonsal is now Managing Partner at Bonsal Capital, which invests in pre-seed, seed, and early-stage focused companies that target the future of learning and work. Frank’s son, Frank IV, is a Third Former Class of 2025.
Dirck Bartlett and his wife, Christy, are empty nesters on the Eastern Shore where Dirck continues his work at Ilex Construction.
Chris continues to practice as a urologist with Chesapeake Urology Associates.
Charlie Lang retired and has moved from Miami to Santa Fe.
Peter Williams continues in his role of director of business development for Baker Roofing.
Jeb continues his role as special deputy attorney general, North Carolina Department of Justice, Consumer Protection Division where he assists seniors who are victims of fraud and files civil actions against businesses and individuals engaged in unfair and deceptive trade practices.
John Sanders continues in his role as manager of international trade for The David J. Joseph Company managing the international ferrous raw materials marketing and procurement actions of Nucor Steel (a Fortune 150 Company) with specialization in the European and MENA regions. John and Kathy recently moved to Daniel Island, South Carolina, in Charleston.
Bill Rush continues in his role as a client executive with Optum Healthcare Solutions.
Ransone Price continues in his role as an actuary at Genworth Financial in Richmond, Virginia.
Jose Maisog continues in his role as senior data scientist for Blue Health Intelligence in Washington, DC.
Dr. Jay Goldstein continues in his role as a lecturer at the University of Maryland where he lectures on the growth, learning, understanding, and application of psychological skills training for sport and exercise and the stress management for life, the biopsychosocial aspects of children in sports and the management of youth fitness, sports and educational programs.
Les Goldsborough continues in his role as director of philanthropic planning at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Peter Wilson continues in his role as principal and director of business development at Waldon Studio Architects in Baltimore.
Edwin Villamater continues in his role as chief of the department of anesthesia, Northwest Medical Center in Baltimore and a clinical assistant professor of anesthesia at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Tim Robinson continues in his role as a senior systems engineer at Northrup Grunman. Tim’s son, Talbott, is graduating from UMBC in 2022 and his daughter, Rebecca, attends Columbia.
Pat O’Brien continues his role as owner of Patrick Reid O’Brien Studio, which specializes in custom art and commercial design.
Tim Naylor continues as president of Naylor Antiques, which advises clients on appraisals and consultations on specific pieces to acquire or sell.
Simon Najar is a purchasing manager at DTLR where he manages the procurement and contract negotiation for goods and services for 85 door national retail operations.
John Morrel continues in his role as principal at Marshall Craft Associates, a high-quality, technically advanced, solutions-based architectural design firm based in Baltimore.
Dr. Bill Mathews has retired from his research work at The Johns Hopkins University. He and Michaela are splitting time between their home in Ruxton and Avalon, New Jersey.
Glenn Lacher is a real estate agent with Long & Foster in Lutherville. At the reunion, Joe Seivold led us in a hearty rendition of “Happy Birthday Lenny Lache” to celebrate Glenn’s 58th!
Tim Krongard is a partner at Anchor Capital Management Company.
David Knipp continues in his role as vice president at Obrecht Commercial Real Estate working every day with Wells Obrecht.
Tom Hoen continues in his role as senior vice president of growth technologies at Network for Good, which provides simple and smart fundraising software for nonprofit organizations.
David Hess and his wife, Sally, recently bought another house in Hampden.
Mitch Ford continues in his role as senior vice president, financial advisor, and portfolio management director of The Ford Group at Morgan Stanley where he is fortunate to work with his dad and brother Mac ’81.
Van Dorsey continues in his role of general counsel for the Maryland Insurance Administration. Van’s daughter, Julia, is a member of the women’s soccer and lacrosse teams at UNC.
Jim Cooke has left Network Media Partners after 25 years and started Wasitacatisaw LLC, a company committed to building a better catamaran.
Aaron Bryant continues in his role as curator of photography, visual anthropology, and contemporary history at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution.
Don McPherson and his wife, Ann, are thrilled that their former daughter-in-law, Anna (wife of their deceased son, David), and her three children have returned to the Baltimore area after living in Europe for years.
These class notes come on the heels of what was a hugely successful 50th reunion for our class.
I am fortunate to split my time 49:51 between Baltimore and Naples, Florida, the latter where my vote counts and my taxes don’t.
Pretty unexciting here, especially with the pandemic. Our daughter and her family moved to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, so are now 415 miles away instead of 15.
Not much to report in the Allan family. Both my wife, Bonnie, and I are retired. Bonnie is very active in Outward Bound and NAMI, the national alliance of the Mentally Ill, and I, along with several relatives, am working with the Baltimore Community Foundation to fund urban gardens in the city.
Seeing as I am one of the elder statesmen of our class, I guess it is only fitting that I am in the vanguard to move into a retirement community, Roland Park Place.
Allison and I, at a mere 27 years, are still in Prince George’s County where the 200-acre farm across the road and down the hill has turned into fields full of McMansions on 1/6-acre lots and the colonial-era road, still only a lane and a half wide when I came here five months after law school, is now a by-passed cul-de-sac in “Country Club Acres” (though we’re free of the burden of “membership” in the homeowners association).
Laurey Millspaugh sees “a fun pattern here as we all shift our attention to far-flung children and health. Jinks and I are no exception."
Mark Caplan was preparing to be on his way to New Orleans for French Quarter Fest, where “Linda and I hope to spend time with Blazer [Catzen] and Kathy. How things do not change."
Sandy Dugan writes from Wrenshall, Minnesota, that he, too, hopes to come back for our 70th reunion. He has recently started taking guitar lessons to keep up with his grandson, but he finds it to be a very humbling undertaking! But it’s always good to learn something new at any age, I hear!
In that vein, Ron Nelson reports from Fort Myers, Florida, that he and Cynthia are doing well, and he’s looking forward to our 70th class reunion in 2026! How's that for positive thinking?! His son and daughter live nearby “so it couldn’t be better,” he said.
Cooper Graham reported from Baltimore that he and Pat are fine, both children are fine, and they were planning a trip to England in the spring to visit their daughter …. “Boris Johnson, COVID, and Vladimir Putin permitting,” he said. Sounds good to me!
Tom Carroll stays active in Havre de Grace where he and Winnie have lived for many years. His recent activities include restoring an old Skipjack, the “Martha Lewis,” which is an oyster dredge built in 1955. It will soon be sailing again to show school children about the essential part of history on the Chesapeake Bay.
Mike Fisher continues to split his time between his homes in Black Butte Ranch, Oregon, and Rio Verde, Arizona, and he reminded us that he has lived “out West” for more than 60 years! His health is good overall, but he says that bad knees, bad shoulders and cciatica have slowed him down considerably.
Sam Smith says that he is finally seeing the light at the end of his project to identify and catalog the War of 1812 Maryland Participant Burials. All of this data has been sent to the Maryland State Archives and the Maryland Historical Society. He and Judy are doing well and exercising as much as possible,
Howard Stick reports (via Christmas card) that he and Alyce are doing well. They enjoyed a sunny vacation in Jamaica recently — their first venture out of the U.S. in two years.
Another Floridian is Ambler Moss, who reports from Coral Gables that he and Serena are happily settled in a house that they bought in1982, and are fortunate to have two grandchildren nearby.
Nick Penniman mentioned that a 70th reunion sounds interesting, and that “88 years is achievable.” Let’s hope he’s right for everybody. He lives in Naples, Florida, where he has been for many years.
Leland James reports from his longtime riverfront home in Irvington, Virginia,that life is good, although a few back and leg problems have curtailed some of his traveling. He has three sons and three granddaughters, all spread out from Colorado to New York.
Bill Zeeveld reports from Hendersonville, North Carolina, that he still enjoys his home office engineering consulting business. His most recent noteworthy activities were all medical-related: successful cataract surgery, minor concussion from a fall on black ice, and COVID infection after three vaccination shots.
Continuing his reacclimation to life stateside, Arthur Cromwell wrote, “After three years in Woodbridge, Virginia, my wife and I are still readjusting to the ol' USA after almost eight years in Venezuela. No bars on our windows and no 12,500-volt fence around the house — still hard to get used to.”
Henry Jenkins wrote that he was “holed up here in Owings Mills for a bit having just had a minor back operation last week performed by Charles Edwards II ’88, which was a complete success. No heavy lifting and no boogying for a few more weeks. Quite a relief after eight months of not being able to stand up straight comfortably finds me in a much better mood.”
At the risk of being considered a bit of an interloper, reading all these responses brought back many memories of my time at Gilman, which ended after ninth grade. Through the years I have occasionally seen many of you (The Maryland Xmas lunch comes to mind), and have enjoyed catching up.
Sandy Watkins broke his long silence and sent an interesting report on his life in Annapolis! He is a retired physician (hematology/oncology) after 49 years of practice. He and Gail have a son and a daughter, and five grandchildren. He currently runs a farm in Rock Hall, Maryland, where he hunts, fishes, and runs his retriever. What a life!
I continue getting bent out of shape once or twice a week in yoga class, training and participating in volunteer mediation, and taking part in a couple other nonprofit activities culled from what was once a longer list of potential post-retirement pursuits.
Frank Rosenberg wrote concisely of loss, love, and family projects.
Dixon and Jan “celebrate 37 years in June, and she didn’t ditch me during the pandemic. We [also] became vegan when COVID hit, and it has been great for our health. (Truth be told, we are not hard-core, and when we go out, we happily eat whatever is served.)”
Joe Healey wrote from New Vernon, New Jersey, where he was on safari from his home at the Maryknoll Society in Nairobi, Kenya.
Fritz Baukhages continues to split his time between his home in Luray, Virginia, and his condominium in Southern Pines, N.C., where he and Ann have wintered for many years. " Not much going on except golf and seeing doctors," he said. But it sure beats the alternative!
Jim Burgunder wrote from Switzerland of “splitting our time between our place in Rheinfelden, currently being renovated, and our place in the mountains next to a school which our sons attended. Anna is now entering her final year at Deloitte before her mandatory age 60 retirement."
As part of our 45th Reunion celebration, members of the Class of 1977 got together for some golf at Mount Pleasant and some grub at Das Bierhalle on the Friday of Alumni Weekend.
Randi and I are still raising our two grandsons (ages 18 and 15) and have been doing so for nearly eight years.
I miss seeing Ritchie Evans and classmates at our bi-monthly class lunches that he used to organize. I am attending lacrosse games at Archbishop Curley’s (Friars) as Wilson IV plays Crease attack there and looks forward to football in the fall.
I’m still on my journey of recovery from Fran’s death last April, helped by numerous friends here and elsewhere.
Jeff informs us that he does “not have much to say about what I did this year, but some nice things happened to my daughter, Caroline Miller Solomon.”
I am hunkered down here in HK thinking about how to deal with the CCP and the local government.
McKee Lundberg receives this year’s “shortest but sweetest” award.
I am living in Columbus, Ohio, with my wife, Brittany, and our 7-month-old son, Emmett.
Bert Keidel reports that he is “still waiting for final publication of my book on China (the publisher now says March).
I am excited to say that this past year, my wife, Noémie, and I, had our second daughter.
George Sourlis recently moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, where he continues to practice dentistry and has partnered in a local private practice.
Brian Lyles was unable to attend but says he has been keeping busy with marketing and internal corporate communications projects at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies.
Rick Bowie was recently hired as offensive coordinator for the Valdosta State Blazers. Valdosta State is aptly nicknamed TitleTown for their Division II national football championships in 2004, 2007, 2012, and 2018.
Will is in his seventh year of working for Linkwell Health and recently promoted to VP of client engagement.
Paul Hazlehurst was the best dressed at the lunch. All those reading this, please get up off the floor.
Danny Johnson M.D., is moving back to Baltimore this summer for a fellowship in orthopedic trauma at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.
Jason Frankel qualified for the Ironman World Championship in which he competed on May 7, 2022 in St. George, Utah.
Paul Danko has now been married for over a year and is the Brady Bunch plus one. I see Paul often at the golf course and he is doing well.
Sam Frank is owner and founding partner of Four Twelve Roofing, which was named the fastest growing company in Baltimore by the Baltimore Business Journal.
Keith Keel is enjoying being Pop Pop. I hope he will be able to make the next lunch.
Lives in San Francisco with his wife, Haesun. He recently joined a startup fintech company named Ness as their head of credit.
Brendan and his wife, Heather, moved to Marietta, Georgia, in July 2021 (suburb of Atlanta and her hometown) and welcomed their first child, a girl named Emerson, in April.
Currently lives in Baltimore with his wife and works as a clinical nurse researcher in transplant and oncology infectious diseases at Hopkins, with a focus on organ transplantation in persons living with HIV.
Matt Holman and wife Kelsi welcomed a little girl into the world.
I was recently promoted to Vice President of Sales for Tanteo Tequila — an ultra-premium craft tequila brand that shares distillery ownership with the agave farmers themselves.
Our iconic English teacher and drama director A. J. “Jerry” Downs, age 97 and a half, is here in another section of the Roland Park Place retirement community where I live, and we visit.
Had a really great random virtual encounter with a classmate.
Jeff Salkin did make the lunch and told me his daughter moved to London and, on a recent visit, he was able to connect with Alan Livsey. He was happy to report Alan is doing well.
My wife, the fabulous Sandy Dodson, and I are still living in Federal Hill (read South Baltimore) not far from where I grew up in Locust Point.
All good with the O’Sheas. Our three adult children are finding their ways, the oldest Andrew in Philadelphia with wife Hannah and grandchild George. Middle child, daughter Tori has evolved from a teacher/coach to a finance/investment professional and seems to be on a good path personally and professionally here in Richmond, Virginia. Youngest son Riley is also in Richmond, will wed in June.
I’ve now been retired for 25 months. I had originally planned to work until next year, but decided to let my grandmother have the title; she worked until she was 81.
Katie and I too are empty nesters and living near Gilman, as you will find out if you can attend our reunion.
Senescing gently in a house built 350 or so years ago, in the middle of an estate bought from a family who'd owned it for 450 or so years — since the time of the English Civil War — looking out over relatively unspoilt North Norfolk, UK, farmland/countryside...
We are empty nesters in our same ’70s house tucked in Chapel Hill woods … lately rebuilding window sills with Bondo and replacing chunks of siding. We are basically borrowing this place from the bugs and moss that really own it.
No, I have not had any kids lately, but Debbie and I do have a couple of godchildren we see regularly.
The Lundvalls are doing OK. Both kids are in Colorado.
A couple of years ago I joined TAG Video Systems, a media technology company based in Tel Aviv as their Chief Strategy and Cloud Officer.
My wife, Christine, and I both retired last year and we are still trying to figure out the right cadence for our daily lives (most of my ‘figuring’ takes place on the golf course). We live about 30 miles north of Charlotte, North Carolina, in the town of Denver, which is on Lake Norman.
My wife, Chadijah, and I are preparing to celebrate 40 years of marriage this coming June. We are still here, near Baltimore.
Susan and I are doing well. We were fortunate enough to have all four children, their significant others, and our granddaughter with us in Florida for the Christmas holidays.
My wife, Kate, and I are marking 20 years in Kensington, Maryland, just north of the Washington DC line. COVID saw our two daughters (ages 20 and 23) living with us. Both are well and thriving.
Jeff and I are enjoying being back in the LA area. We found a place in La Cañada Flintridge, a town next to Pasadena. Our boys are high school seniors. Jacob will be going to Caltech in the fall, and Scott will be going to UC Berkeley.
My family is doing well. My oldest is working in the ER at St Joe’s. My middle daughter is finishing her junior year at Coastal Carolina. My son is finishing his junior year in high school and has straight As.
I've been married to my college sweetheart for 38 years. My daughter is married and is a surgeon and researcher in NYC. My son lives in Brooklyn Heights, works for Big Tech, and enjoys running and travel.
Currently my mom (102 years old) is in hospice, we are all on standby alert, expecting the inevitable outcome, and trying to conduct normal day-to-day routines.
Dick Fryberger may be the most chilled out of all. He reported (in April) that he and Nancy were ready to leave their assisted/independent living digs in, I believe, Cambridge and join their friends and neighbors in beautiful Chocorua, New Hampshire.
Scott Sullivan, who is also the corresponding secretary for the Yale class of 1958, reports that he stays pretty much close to home.
Matt Horwitz is still loving his return to Baltimore. Like many of us, he’s approaching the big “Five Oh,” and he’ll do so in style with Jen, his wife of five years.
Doug Nelson and Clinton Daly became grandfathers again to a baby boy, John Riggs Nelson. Clinton continues as President of the Board of Trustees for the Maryland Center for History & Culture.
He’s very appreciative of a great life with his wife and kids in northern Virginia and references the Joe Walsh song, “Life’s Been Good”: “I can't complain but sometimes I still do.”
Gary Carr says he isn’t doing much but breaking his back carrying pavers to repave their walk. He says he misses the Classes of ’54 and ’55 lunches that Tom Swindell of ’55 put together for many years at the Valley Inn and then the L'Hirondelle Club.
He says the “ponzi scheme” perpetrated by the owners and contractors has been going on virtually non-stop since he moved in more than 40 years ago.
Doug Kaufman, Greg Friedman, Eric David, and a couple other friends are heading to Asheville, North Carolina, for a collective birthday party in late September!
Jack took advantage of a two-year shutdown by completely renovating and restoring a 200-year-old farmhouse in the Val Ferret of Switzerland.
David Boyd is a veterinarian living in Virginia with his wife, Carrie, and three children.
John Raiti is still in Seattle, where he has two children and teaches in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Washington.
Jason Yang remains a butcher in New York City, but changed companies last year to Ends Meat, where his team puts out some amazing stuff that I have been lucky enough to enjoy with Jason and his wife, Lizzy, at their home in Brooklyn.
Jason Mersey started a new position at Davidson Kempner, building out a new team.
Sean Kiernan recently switched sports agencies to Athletes First, which is the biggest agency in the NFL.
Henry Blue writes that he is practicing for upcoming golf tournaments in North Carolina, Virginia, and New York, culminating in an International match this October in Canada, the Devonshire Cup.
David Seiler continues working in Baltimore for a specialty manufacturing company and has resized his role to Senior Director.
Dave Rich writes that he and Madelyn continue to carve out a happy existence in Homeland, a neighborhood a brisk walk from the Gilman campus
Jim Vandenberg continues playing golf in retirement and traveling between Richmond and Nags Head.
Mike Fisher writes that he and Honey are enjoying retirement in Delaware and spending time with their four grandchildren.
Mark Stamidis and wife Kathy welcomed their little girl, Elliana Zoe, in September 2021.
Jeff Feige’s company has come out of stealth mode, publicly announcing its existence in January 2022.
Will Spencer and family — wife Katie, son Alex (10), and daughter Charlotte (3) — continue to reside in Tabernacle, New Jersey.
Sofía and I have been honing our non-technology-based skills, in my case welding and distilling, so that even after the economy crumbles we’ll be comfortable.
Jon lives in Mt. Washington with his wife, Sarah (BMS, ’98), son Ben (Gilman ’24), daughter Emma (BMS, ’27), and two golden retrievers, Dory and Daisy.
Jonathan Markham and crew are larger in number since Jon’s previous update. Anna (now 4) is hanging well with older sibs, James (10) and Alexandra (13).
My life has become some strange combination of Groundhog Day and a Progressive Insurance commercial. Consistency can’t be all bad – Cal Ripken rode it all the way to the Hall of Fame.
Alan Fleischmann has begun traveling again now that the shadows of the pandemic are lifting. Things are going really well with his firm Laurel Strategies. His hobby has become among SiriusXM’s most popular radio shows: “Leadership Matters.”
David Cook was one of the first to support Billy’s “Bring Johnny Cash to Poland” campaign. When he is not golfing or fishing, David has been winning duckpin bowling tournaments.
My new hobby has been my new podcast, “It’s the Climb,” where I either interview adventurers on unbelievable mountains or people who have overcome tough obstacles, climbing huge figurative mountains.
Daughter and fiancé relocated to Dallas area in January. I started a new position at Queens U of Charlotte and should close on a house in the first half of May. CT house should hopefully be sold by then.
I have this recurring COVID-times dream that I am sitting at a table in some new restaurant Tony Foreman built with my husband, John, and Felipe Albuquerque and his wife and children. We are drinking champagne and eating snails and birds and organs, and the deliciousness just keeps coming. Then I wake up. And it is really happening.
All is well with me. Michelle and I are having a blast raising Lily, who is now 3. My oldest, Henry, is a CPA and lives in Federal Hill. Caroline is a freshman at Ole Miss, and Georgia is a sophomore at McDonogh. I run into many of our classmates on a pretty regular basis, and am still at Franklin Templeton, which used to be Legg Mason.
Bob Dobbin reports his children and grandchildren are all healthy. The biggest change in his household has been the arrival of a 2-month-old puppy named Mrs. Brown.
Bob Dyer, while usually in town, enjoys a significant amount of travel. It includes visits to his place by the Choptank on the Eastern Shore as well as accompanying Paige on her business trips to high end destinations around the U.S. and occasionally beyond.
Carol and Tom Farley’s grandkids from San Diego spent a week with them in Baltimore during a week off from school, albeit without their mother who teaches Spanish there in another school district.
John Zink retired from his law practice in late 2019, and suspects that being outside taking a lot of walks has served his good health.
Tom continues to correspond with classmates regarding a plethora of information about our class.
All is well. Both kids are in NYC and ‘off the payroll.’ We find ourselves going there what seems like once a month.
Writing this as I just watched Coach K’s hopes for a fairytale career-end come to a grinding halt. I care because a) sports fairytales are worth cheering for (but not betting on) and b) I have a junior at Duke. One other daughter is in college at Wake Forest and my twins are juniors in high school.
Yours truly, in addition to a variety of daily fitness programs going back nearly four decades, took advantage of COVID seclusion by writing my memoir, which is nearly complete and should be in print within a year.
I am certain I am at the highest levels of the good life, and for that I am thankful every day.
Robin Baker also has a new granddaughter living five minutes from him and Mary. Robin still works with MetraMetric, which he describes as a “great time.”
Ben Miller and his family moved to London from Hong Kong in 2014. “I attended two wonderful Gilman alumni gatherings in town a few years ago,” he writes. “I hope they do more.”
Ed Supplee reported, “Feeling like I’ve been living in a cave for two years.” COVID concerns reduced Ed and Sally’s typically extensive travels to a trip to Hawaii, one to Asheville, North Carolina, and a few spots in their home state of California. Ed said his granddaughter Piper is searching for an acting career in Los Angeles.
The pandemic forced Tom Washburn to “retire” from his wine distribution business. He’s been purchasing and renovating rental properties around Baltimore, including a row house in Hampden. “It’s been fun and challenging because of high housing prices, supply constraints, and crazy inflation, among other things,” he writes.
Joe Jennings’s daughter, Alexia, is headed to Stevenson University in the fall.
Kurt Schultheis got married in August. “Last year we fled the suburbs and moved to Fells Point,” he writes. “I’m on Baltimore Street, two blocks from where Bob Landon’s dad used to live."
Father Raymond Harris serves as a consultant to the National Black Catholic Congress, which represents African American Roman Catholics and affiliated organizations.
Billy Logue has been delivering babies in Łódź, Poland. After earning his medical degree last year in Łódź, he has been sampling various medical specialties. In his spare time, Billy has been developing plans to open Poland’s first country music bar.
I would first like to acknowledge and thank my predecessor, Howie Baetjer, for 50 years of class notes. I seriously doubt that I will be doing this for the next 50 years. He covered our class well, and his notes were always informative. Many of us are now retired and are grandparents, so yes, Howie, this was a good time to retire from the newsroom.
Having retired three years ago from the practice of law, I now focus on running the Sheridan Foundation and pursuing my history interests, particularly the American Civil War.
Drawing on his experience with digital media, Steve Comfort has launched a new venture called GTM Tech Consulting. During ski race season, he can be found on the slopes cheering his daughter.
Ted Gans has found a new lady companion, Valerie Wilson, and has found that there is life after 80, and he has been seeing and traveling extensively with Valerie. They both extend best wishes to the class of ’59.
Charlie Offutt who spends a long winter in Naples, Florida, and spends some time working with the city government, offers this successful effort of his and a significant change with the City Council.
Herb Tinley and Betty have settled in nicely to their new home in Huntsville, Texas, where they are close to her son, after many years in Florida near Ft. Myers.
Marsha and John Ramsay have enjoyed several nice trips in the last year after the relaxing of travel limits.
Bill Spencer-Strong and spouse Sylvia went on a fantastic eight-day journey through the Holy Land in early April.
Unfortunately, we lost a classmate, Ridge Warfield, in October 2021.
Walter Reuben sent a note that he is doing fine and is very busy with his business endeavors, walterfilm.com. It is good to hear from him even in short notes.
Frank Morgan announced last June his opening of a new law office in the fields of trademark, copyright, business, and entertainment.
Ormond Hammond is still in Hawaii enjoying the never ending summer. He joined us via Zoom at our 60th reunion dinner and his Facebook page has posts of wonderful Hawaiian scenes.
COVID dominated most of our family’s concerns. Children and grandchildren had the infection, Katie and I were fully vaccinated and did not. I completed therapy for prostate cancer that appears to have been successful.
Last December, our daughter, Alexandra, was married at the Hitchin Post during “Cowboy Christmas” in Las Vegas. She now owns two veterinary practices. My son, Forrest, continues at his senior position in information technology at The University of Virginia.
Ed Muhlenfeld died August 29, 2021. He was a devoted Gilman graduate. After graduating from Princeton and receiving his master’s from Georgetown, he served as a captain in the Army in Vietnam where he earned the Bronze Star.
Steve Cordi reports that Carl Cummings and Elaine and Rick Born have helped him resuscitate his long-dormant bridge-playing skills, and he finds himself in demand as a regular substitute for various octogenarian bridge groups. His wife, Marque, also says he is still dealing on Ebay.
We’ll miss the perpetual smile of Chuck Gomer, who died December 21 at his home in Aquia Harbor, Virginia.
Despite a few mild impairments and limitations from a stroke I suffered nearly four years ago, I’m still able to enjoy the important things in my life. I have a wife and family, who remain healthy and vibrant, and friends who have meant so much through the isolation created by COVID.
Tom Andrew is retired in Seattle doing what he wants and enjoying time for seeing his grandkids.
Tim and Pam Callard have retired to North Hampton, Massachusetts, to be near family, including four grandkids.
John Fishman has for many years been a chaplain in the VA hospital near his home in California. He continues to inspire us all with his weekly Instagram posting where he shares his personal experiences of the week, provides his own commentary of the current state of world affairs, shares his favorite quote of the week and caps it all off with a l’chaim (a toast) with his favorite “spirit” selection.
Gilby and his family are in Baltimore where Gilby enjoys his change of career from army ranger and professional firefighter to clinical social worker at the Baltimore VA Medical Center. He enjoys hiking with his boys and helping them learn a little bit about his own childhood.
Chang Oh is getting ready to celebrate his 18th anniversary with his wife, Erin. They have two children who will both be in high school next year in Howard County.
If you have a chance please google our classmate, Matt Riggs, and read the beautiful story of his kindness and empathy for a neighbor of his in need.
Mac Plant is a happy resident at Blakehurst.
Tommy Swindell is a happy resident at Blakehurst.
Bev Compton reports that he fell at home and broke his pelvis, which he was operated on. Soon he will have a hip replacement.
Walter Birge writes that life in the Concord area is quiet but stable. “Susan keeps me on the straight and narrow, and, happily, our son, Jesse, lives near by. Serving on a town committee and as a corporate for our local hospital gives me a sense of worth.”
Dawson Farber just wasn’t satisfied with having sold his marina business in 2016 and being retired, so he purchased Cape Cod Colonial Tables in Chatham.
Jack Turnbull has been on the road, at least as much as the pandemic allows, visiting the Biltmore in Asheville in all its Christmas glory and also checked out the National Gingerbread Competition at the Grove Park Inn.
Clay Primrose, our class expat, says all is well in San Miguel (de Allende, Mexico). Clay wrapped up a two-year stint as the chief people officer for Nectar Cannabis (largest cannabis outfit in Oregon), while finishing their dream house in San Miguel.
I received some nice news from our part-time classmate, Butch Khoury, a few days ago. On the day I received his news, he was to be married to Eberly Barnes in his home town of Del Mar, California.
My wife, Emily, and I just celebrated our baby’s first birthday on March 27. Our daughter, Ella, is keeping me plenty busy as is Columbia Business School where I am pursuing my MBA in their executive program.
To no one’s surprise I pursued a career in politics. Met my wife on Bernie in ’16. More recently I was Andrew Yang’s National Organizing Director and then had a contract helping Hollywood celebrities use their social media effectively for the election.
While dodging tornadoes in Alabama, Tinsley Van Durand, or TVD for short, reports his daughter, Parker, 25, is getting married in June and moving to Nashville, which seems to be a popular spot for people her age.
David Winstead is also still working in the legal world and living in Chevy Chase with wife Page. Their younger daughter, Lindsay, is to be married on Squam Lake in New Hampshire in June.
For the past five years I’ve been focused on renovations of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, including the past 18 months as the on-site architect.
Erik Atas and his wife welcomed their first child, Jason, into the world over the holiday season. It was a fun way to end Erik’s first year as a judge in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.
Things are good in the Neumann household and we are enjoying our empty-nesterhood. Our oldest, Paul ’13 is getting married in June to the girl he took to his junior prom. He obviously didn’t take a dip in the harbor as I recall some classmates did at our prom! We continue to spend a lot of time in Bethany Beach (yes, even in the winter) and I can usually be found bartending at The Penguin on weekend mornings.
In April 2022, the University of Virginia's men's lacrosse team celebrated the 50th anniversary of its 1972 championship team, the first in school history. Included on that roster — and back for the celebration — were a host of Gilman alumni including: Tom Duquette '69, Scott Howe '71, Bob Proutt '68, Boo Smith '70, John Stalfort '69, and Stuart Webb '68.
Well, it is hard to believe that another year has flown by, and I am very grateful to be back in the office with my partners. This is my fourth year with Merrill, and I could not be happier. Without a doubt the greatest satisfaction I experience every day is being a father and seeing what were my young children who have now become young adults.
Bruce Brian and wife, Linda, have established permanent residency in Priest Lake, Idaho, after splitting time between there and the Villages in central Florida.
A few weeks ago, Pat Mundy contacted me to see if I knew the name of the Carver High School wrestler who beat him in the semi finals of the 175-pound weight class of the MSA interscholastic tourney. He wanted to try to locate him and reminisce about the match.
Enjoying being a grandfather. My first daughter gave birth to a boy in August 2021. My second daughter is getting married the same day as our 40th reunion, April 23, 2022. Sorry, walking her down the aisle will take priority.
I just got to Beaufort, North Carolina from St. Croix, where I was both cook and watch captain.
As for me, fixing noses here in Boca Raton since 1987. My wife, Franny, is a recently retired nurse. We spend as much time as we can with our kids and getting involved with our community.
In January, members of the Class of 1987 gathered at Johnny’s in Roland Park to celebrate the School’s first win at the Haswell M. Franklin ’50 Gilman Duals Wrestling Tournament in 30 years. Pictured left to right are Peter Kwiterovich, Hugh Marbury, Rick Roebuck, Matt Wyskiel, and Louis Angelos.
I just visited Baltimore for only the second time in two years. This was the first time that my wife and daughter had seen my parents in person in all that time. I made sure to drive by Gilman to see whether it was still there. After these two strange years, it seemed important to question every assumption. Gilman was there, and it looked as impressive and inviting as always.
Members of the Class of 2015, many sporting Ted Lasso-style mustaches, caught up at an Irish Pub in New York in February. Pictured are Peter McIntrye (seated in front) and left-to-right Andy Matthews , Adam Luray, Carlyle Turner, Jimmy Williams, with Graham Duncan in the back.
After 25 years working in house at Fidelity Investments, I retired at the end of 2021 to embrace new adventures. My wife, Jane, and I are in the process of downsizing from our home in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and I am taking on teaching several courses at a local law school and also doing a lot of volunteer nonprofit work. My youngest is graduating from NYU/Tisch this spring and our oldest is working in Chicago, so we are truly empty nesters.
Retired from the Navy on August 1, 2021, after 38 years, as a Vice Admiral. Relocated back to Jacksonville Beach, Florida, and starting a new chapter in the consulting business. Welcomed grandchild number four just before retirement.
In late January, Thomas Beck ’64, Ted Bedford ’60, David Johnson ’64, and Rob McCormick ’64 caught up with one another at the home of Gary and Missy Gill (RPCS ’76 and sister of T. Beck) in Vero Beach, Florida.
I am working with the Bonobo Conservation Initiative to protect nine million acres of bonobo habitat in the Democratic Republic of Congo (www.bonobo.org), and recently made a film about our efforts, featuring Ashley Judd (ourhomeplanet.us/special-places).
Bean and I transitioned to Delaplane, Virginia by May 2019. I retired from a large group orthopedic practice and faculty position at Northwestern University after 31 years.
Members of the class of 2021: Charlie Pope, Capp Reynolds, Ben Tewey, Carter Spahn, Heath Otenasek, Cole Emry, Tucker Hebert (front), and Ethan Maddox, who had taken the senior elective, “Perspectives in Modern War,” sat down to catch up and reminisce at Atwater’s in Baltimore with their former teacher Jay Brooks ’10 in December 2021.
Jay Brooks is in his first year in med school at New York City’s Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where he is getting his MD and Master’s in Public Health.
I left Baltimore after my freshman year at JHU, first for the EPFL in Lausanne. I then moved to Silicon Valley and Stanford for a Ph.D., the first 20 years of a research career, a fantastic and enduring marriage, and two great kids who are now professionals in their own right.
Evans Lansing Smith is Chair and Core Faculty of the Mythological Studies Program at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California.
I have been living in San Diego, CA. for over 20 years. I am a trader and investment adviser.
Doug Sandler and Sung Min Chung caught up recently at a family party in Hong Kong, where their families have been weathering the pandemic storm together.
Doug Sandler and Sung Min Chung caught up recently at a family party in Hong Kong, where their families have been weathering the pandemic storm together.
Former Greyhound baseball teammates Matt Tilley '13, Gavin Sheets '14, and Ryan Ripken '12 caught up recently in Norfolk, Virginia. Gavin’s Charlotte Knights were in town to play Ryan’s Norfolks Tides. The Tides got the better of the Knights that night, but Gavin homered in the loss.
Former Greyhound baseball teammates Matt Tilley '13, Gavin Sheets '14, and Ryan Ripken '12 caught up recently in Norfolk, VA. Gavin's Charlotte Knights were in town to play Ryan's Norfolks Tides. The Tides got the better of the Knights that night, but Gavin homered in the loss.
Ah, life in Pandemia! So, the Miller family were early adopters of COVID-19. I was first to contract it, in February 2020.
Neal is back in Baltimore, living in Owings Mills with his wife and 12-year-old son. His son has Neal’s great locks, but longer and cool, but Neal insists his son cannot be cool, because he goes to Friends School!
Always international and debonaire, Stef has taken his style and smarts to Woolrich, where he’s CEO.
I had a granddaughter born in Cuba and I worked in the COVID Command Center at Johns Hopkins Bayview where I am director of community relations...
It is with great angst that I, and we, have already conceded to COVID-19 and have had to postpone our in-person class reunion last year. It finds me in a difficult place in my life and in the world
Another death deserves mention here even though it happened back in May 2018. As the Baltimoreans well remember, Kevin Kamenetz, then Baltimore County Executive, had a fatal heart attack in the middle of a hard-fought primary campaign to become Maryland’s Democratic nominee for governor.
Mike Phipps passed on Dec. 17, 2020 from complications of a stroke.
As family is a big theme here, I’m reprising one of my favorite and least conventional family stories – Adam Weisenberg discovering the half-brother he never knew he had, thanks to one of those family ancestry genetic home tests.
Where to begin? I’m still working. I plan to retire 5/1/22. I’ve got three well-adjusted kids, all doing wonderfully.
Bill Harwood seems like a Baltimorean because he’s so good at keeping in touch with so many classmates, hometown or otherwise, a class president to his bones.
Recently, they’ve been spending more time in Florida which, I guess, is what you do during a pandemic if you don’t get a puppy (much of the Upper West Side of Manhattan having opted for the latter option).
He is no longer the country squire, the digital don of the Worthington Valley, but has moved back into the Roland Park house, on St. George’s Road, where he and his family lived our last two years at Gilman
Last November, Susan and I went to the Midwest to some battleground states to help out on the election. Our most interesting experience was working in the downtown Chicago precincts handing out food and water to people standing in line to vote, encouraging people to wait it out and keep turnout high.
Divorce was 2017-2018…..I’m back in the dating pool as we speak (had one first-meeting dinner last evening and another scheduled for tomorrow evening)…
Still trying to hit this Mega Millions (only missed five out of six numbers last time!).
Henry and his wife, Zan (BMS ’91), live in Ellicott City.
Remember when classmates Brian Margerum, Andrew Wooten, Matt Garrity, John Steele, Vince Tuohey, and Josh Hrebiniak would drive into Baltimore every day from Annapolis to attend Gilman on a bus? Well, now Josh Hrebiniak lives in that very same bus.
Danny Mooney and Stu Wyeth, after years of preparation, are finally launching the Zebra Lacrosse League (ZLL).
James Bentley is running communications for the city's pandemic response and he also took over as director of communications at the Department of Public Works.
John Allen is a self proclaimed “girl dad.” He is loving all the close family time with his first and third graders and his oldest daughter, Kya, is a Terp like Dad and dominating her studies at University of Maryland!
David Kim is still in the heart of downtown Atlanta. He has a gentleman's farm with fruits and veggies, some chickens and even a goat! Chicks are not only hatching on the farm as David and Minjae just had their fourth little one, Emma.
Mike Stanley is living in Astoria, Queens. He, his wife Dana, and 3-year-old daughter Sara are doing well, especially since Sara is able to be in daycare.
Bobby Moran and his wife, Becca, have been incredibly lucky over the past year. Just before the pandemic, they bought a house on the water in Arnold, Maryland, just north of Annapolis, and they have thoroughly enjoyed living in the area.
Jay Sullivan is the Tiger King of West Palm Beach where he winters and spends the warmer months in Locust Valley, New York.
I continue to work full time in the finance world and still find it both challenging and stimulating
We belatedly learned that Doug Small passed away on October 11, 2019 after an injury sustained while mountain biking.
Noah Bengur retired from the Marine Corps after 20 years and seven successful tours overseas. He is flying for Delta Airlines.
Looking back a year, the most important thing was to avoid and survive COVID, both physically and mentally, and eventually to receive two jabs of Moderna.
Unfortunately, in November, he was diagnosed with an aggressive and incurable form of brain cancer and succumbed to it on January 2, 2021.
Billy Buppert's oompa loompas were hard at work this year at Ruxton Chocolates gearing up for Valentine’s Day.
Danny Mooney and Stu Wyeth, after years of preparation, are finally launching the Zebra Lacrosse League (ZLL).
The Scott family has been enjoying the challenges of balancing full-time employment with full-time homeschooling for our two children, Dylan (9) and Bronwen (7).
Jordan Angell continues to be a glowing light in the Baltimore community. He connects people he meets each and every day and builds bonds that will last a lifetime, not to be confused with what he does at his day job where he quite literally cuts ties.
Time is certainly hurrying by. COVID-19 and health issues are keeping me pretty much locked up. Sadly, Mo (his son), is under 24-hour care for his breathing issues.
Brooks Marshall's highlight of 2020 was a visit from yours truly (Lanacow) in their epic voyage across the country!
Jim Garrett reports the main thing is that Edie and I have remained healthy throughout the past many months of the pandemic. During the 2020-2021 academic year, my connection to Gilman deepened in two different ways.
Ben Stevens still lives in Maryland with his wife (Megan), three kids (Greyson, 9, Olivia, 6, and Tucker, 4) and their 135-pound Bernese “puppy” named Putter.
John Schmick continues to enjoy working in the Upper School at Gilman. His wife, Kate, is a learning specialist in the Lower School, where his two sons are in pre-k and third grade.
Geoff Greenblatt and his wife, Carly, hunkered down in Brooklyn for the past year with their dog, Lola.
Aaron Hunter has his two boys, now 6 and 8, who he has been coaching in soccer and baseball.
Andy attended Gilman in our first and second form years as a five-day boarder before moving to St. Andrews in Delaware and then Trinity College. ... He died February 16, 2020.
Jim Keesey admits that chess games with his granddaughter are “taking longer than before” and his ping pong games with his grandson now have a “predetermined outcome.”
Oregonite Sam Sadtler reports that his large tree farm is thriving. And he reported they sold their Oregon Coast getaway.
Leigh and I continue to live in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Since our 50th, I have continued to work on Defense Institution Building, under the auspices of RAND and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Tom Parkinson passed away in late November, after a several months’ battle with pancreatic cancer
Roger Novak reports that he and Kathy were enjoying an early March getaway last year as the full serious nature of COVID became apparent.
Carola and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary in May of 2020, by staying home!
I am now semi-retired as a graphic designer and have been transitioning to a new career as a printmaker.
Coming on the call two hours and 45 minutes late was none other than George “Mad Fin” Finney. I distinctly remember hearing “Did I do that?” and yes, George, you did.
Eric Hendrix died peacefully at his home in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Steve Pulimood runs a real estate business in Baltimore when he’s not collecting cool cars and art.
Chisom Opara is entering his fourth season with the Minnesota Vikings in the personnel department, and he is moving to Minnesota after the draft to work in the front office.
After exiting the financial services rat race almost a decade ago, Jonas Mendoza became a sommelier based in New York.
Mark has not sailed in more than a year and he looked like he was going through withdrawals.
Jack Dietrich and his wife, Ellen, have been busy with their three daughters (6, 4, 2) while growing their children's sunglasses brand, WeeFarers, in Charleston, South Carolina.
Mark Bower is working with Helm Partners in research and business development.
Ward Bank just got his vaccine and could not be more excited about it.
Alan Livsey sends his best from London but was unable to make the Zoom call since it was past his bedtime. Totally understandable.
David deMuth says that after working downtown for the previous 36 years, his office moved to Towson last spring.
Steve Plunkert is a new grandfather.
Shockey Gillet has a grandchild on the way. He is doing well living on a horse farm and still riding every day.
Charlie O’Donovan visited John Zentz in St. Louis to do some shooting in the fall.
Tom Schermerhorn is a doctor in North Carolina.
Mike McGeady is in his family’s marine construction business.
Tim Codd is the man to see if you have a shoulder issue.
Brad Dwight is in San Diego working for the Padres.
Rob Haley is a bank manager at M&T Bank in Virginia.
Steph Jackson returned from London in early 2020 working for T. Rowe Price, and is taking on the role as head of T. Rowe Price Investment Management, a new business unit to launch in 2022.
Mark Licht also joined late. He could not get Karis on the call with him, which was a shame. She is like a classmate.
Paul Lohrey joined the Zoom call from California. Paul now works for BlackRock and lives in Oakland.
My daughter, Maddie, graduated from Duquesne in Pittsburgh and just finished her internship in music therapy at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in D.C.
A big thank you to Will Griffith for posting for the Zoom call. We know how hard it is to get him off the surfboard. At least he did most of the call poolside in La Jolla, California. I also wanted to thank him for getting me in touch with other classmates
Single. No kids. Ninety percent retired. Just bought a place on 58th Street so apparently I believe NYC isn’t dead or dying.
Tom Brodie joined the Zoom call from his apartment. His beautiful bride, Renee, was kind enough to say hi. I see them on Facebook all the time so it was nice to actually say hi. Their daughter is studying law in New York.
Tom Scott also joined wearing the hated New York Yankees hat. We will cut him some slack since his money is in New York with his daughter.
Peter Pozevsky is teaching history at a small school in Ohio. He is also the proud owner of a full head of hair.
Tolly Merrick was able to join us from his home in Charlottesville where he is continuing his career in academia.
Alan's daughter is graduating from Princeton this spring and heading to Penn Law School.
Betti and John (who christened Gilman sports teams as “The Greyhounds” in 1961) get the prize because they will have celebrated 55 years of marriage by the time you read this.
After 42 years in private practice of allergy and asthma, continuing to stay active (for the brain) in a part-time consultancy with community health centers and (for health) hiking, biking, rowing a small White Hall skiff, cross-country skiing (or as his children call it, uphill skiing) and, for the last year, golf.
Back on land in Bellingham, Washington, where he took advantage of the COVID lockdown to produce a 576-page guide book, “Profiles of Northwest Fungi.”
King lost his 57-year partner, Sherry Doeller (Bryn Mawr), suddenly in the fall 2019 from a virulent form of cancer, leaving two daughters and five grandchildren (ages 16-22).
Rick Betts chimes in from sunny Oakland, California, with an observation that, whilst brunching outside with Laura on his birthday, he endured too many people going maskless.
A breath of fresh air arrived with a newsy bit of information from Warren Buckler. He and Pat live in Northwest Indiana where wildlife and wild flowers abound and Lake Michigan is not far away.
Doug Godine and Ellen will tell you lots about their granddaughter at McDonough who was recently featured by The Baltimore Sun as one of the phenoms of high school lacrosse and a sure-fire collegiate star.
Another midwesterner, Professor Kent Flannery, laments in his latest communique that he has to teach his (archeology) classes online.
Bill Eaton checked into a retirement home in D.C. last February whereupon the dining room closed!? Pandemic you know. He is looking forward to using the exercise room, enjoying the food and camaraderie when “things get back to normal.”
George “Pope” Urban reports from beautiful Silver Spring, Maryland, that he and Alicia have found considerable respite in their Deep Creek Lake vacation home.
John C. Seiler, or “Cotton” as his Cornell pals nicknamed him, and Harriett seem to be getting in their travel needs in spite of pandemic restrictions.
Harry Thomas and Karen have taken the bull by the horns. They have decided to leave comfortable Tarrytown, New York, and relocate back to Maryland.
Bill Trimble reliably sent news from Owings Mills, Maryland, that he and Barbara are comfortably surviving even though The Baltimore Sun Is not.
From remote Wingina, Virginia, Andrew Gantt and Digna, our class tree farmers, revel in the noteworthy accomplishments of their three children while planning another summer trip to their place on Madeline Island, Wisconsin.
Talbott Huey writes that he and Abhirada have been relegated to long, but scenic, walks to Lake Roland and the occasional obligatory foray to the grocery store.
I heard from one of our class’s MIA members, the esteemed Jack Parrish, who happily writes of 37 years and counting of being a teacher of history in several private middle and high schools, and, he notes, “a few more left in me.”
They are well, residing in Homeland, and enjoying watching their children grow and thrive.
Kraig Holt, reports having visited every continent but one — Antarctica — and that’s next on his list once the world opens back up again after COVID.
Tolly and Wendy are looking forward to traveling again soon, perhaps to Florida to see eldest daughter Annie, who’s a historical preservationist for the Sunshine State and due to marry this November.
Bill and Sally have enjoyed settling into their sylvan new digs, and any given day you will find Mr. B deep in the outback of western Pennsylvania digitally recording the lives of fox kits, barred owls, or striped salamanders, all with a glorious artist’s eye.
John McDaneil gives major props to Larry Eisenstein for “standing up for what is right at the Baltimore Museum of Art and convincing the director and board of trustees to not sell part of their collection to raise money.”
John and Barbara, who say they are “happy enough where we are,” celebrated the recent wedding of one of Barbara’s sons.
In regards to Marc Paul, it appears he has succumbed to what is known in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and environs as “the Southern part of Heaven.”
Speaking of educators, it was great to hear from Erwin Hosono, whose exploits recently selling his house in Palo Alto, California, I’d been following on Facebook.
Jim Wetzel writes from Villanova that it took him six months at least to get used to teaching via simulcast.
It’s also great to see David Bealmear checking in! He’s doing well in Charlottesville, Virginia, celebrating 30 years working for Bank of America, these days as a portfolio manager for the Private Bank.
Tina and Patrick Cranley rode out the pandemic in Shanghai and endured at least a year and a half being unable to see their “stateside” family or friends.
Dr. Lou Dibos knows a bit about planning for children’s weddings — he’s celebrated nuptials for both his daughters in the past three years since moving to southwest Florida, and he is currently looking forward to his youngest son’s upcoming knot-tying.
Charlie Wright summed up the year quite nicely, actually: “Last year has SUCKED,” he wrote.
In October, Pam and Tom Fusting officially pulled out of Maryland and moved to Franklin, Tennessee.
Hello classmates! I miss you and can't wait for our next chance to be together. My family and I are well ... I am still a United Methodist pastor, serving now in downtown Hagerstown at John Wesley United Methodist Church (UMC), where I began on July 1.
Todd Stokes was interviewed for an article in the Calvert School newsletter, where his life as Calvert’s first African American graduate was celebrated.
Clark MacKenzie shared a terrific photo of himself with his two sons, and remarked that he “worked for eight months (May 2020-January 2021) as a loan specialist (EIDL) for the U.S. Small Business Administration.
As with you all, the year of COVID brought us many challenges, but it brought many blessings, so I will focus on them.
Accolades to George Murnaghan and his outstanding outreach ministry efforts with Lex Eat Together, supporting those in need of food, spirit, and camaraderie.
When Darin Hall needed a name for his real estate development company in Cincinnati, “civitas” came to mind.
My son, Joey, is still at Calvert, and fortunately every grade there has had in-person classes since the first day of school.
Despite the global tumult of 2021, not much has changed in my life. I still have one wife (same one), one daughter, two dogs and four bicycles. I’ve spent the last year on research leave from the University of Kentucky to write a book exploring the ‘theory of the classroom.’
Last fall, Bill Buchanan made a solo pandemic trip to Squam Lake in New Hampshire, where he kayaked, enjoyed the solitude, and came within 30 feet of a bear.
In addition to playing music, Phil led a team that developed a gaming technology called the Goose Enterprises LagMeter, which “can measure and report the total lag time of your gaming system.”
Marcus has also recently started turning wood bowls on his lathe.
In mid-September of 2020, Mac Ford and his wife hosted their daughter Molly’s wedding at their home.
Early in the pandemic, he got stranded in a tiny Spanish town in the Sierra Nevada, about an hour from Granada.
Pragathi Katta has kept up with classmates and other Gilman folks mainly through Facebook. Back in the spring, as he awaited his second COVID shot, he said he was “already looking forward to getting back on the water.”
Ben Keenan and his wife, Natalie, and their two daughters have been in Wilmington, Delaware, for 20 years.
After 25 years living in Owings Mills, we are moving in June to the hills of Cockeysville adjacent to Oregon Ridge for a little more isolated country life while still in the midst of Baltimore County.
The pandemic postponed the arrival of Andrew Balfour’s empty nest, but he is now settling in nicely.
The prize for teleworking during the pandemic may go to Eddie Rosemond, who ran his Maryland-based web design company from Senegal.
Luckily Barb and I were in Santa Fe, which is base camp, when it became obvious in March 2020 just how serious this virus was. So, we hunkered down and went nowhere.
I REALLY wish that I could have attended our 50th class reunion to celebrate and catch up with everybody, but there was a little schedule conflict: just a few days later, I flew to Hawaii with my bride-to-be Samy, for our wedding on Shipwreck Beach in Kauai. Hey, priorities
I’ve been living in California since 1997, most of that in San Francisco, with a three-year stint in LA.
Jay West is a partner at a boutique estates and trusts and litigation law firm in Towson.
Michael Blumenfeld is a trial attorney with Nelson Mullins, handling a variety of nationwide commercial disputes.
Gabe Procaccini is an energy lawyer living in Houston, Texas, with his wife, Maria, and also lives part time in Panama. Gabe is a self-described “funcle,” enjoying spending time with his seven nieces and nephews.
Joe Nguyen is in Singapore and has been since college.
Lucas Scheps is an oncology therapeutic specialist living in Baltimore with his wife, Becky, and their four kids.
Tom Biddison is a managing partner at wealth management firm Cornerstone Advisory, which he co-founded in 2007.
Jon Davidson has been involved in D.C. politics for many a year, and was recently appointed Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, a key role in the Department of Treasury, by President Biden.
Carlton White lives in Atlanta with his wife while pursuing further education. He would like everyone to know that he is “holding it down.
Arnold Turner is a test engineer at Northrop Grumman, and lives in Severna Park with his wife, Evelyn, and kids, Claire (10) and Patrick (7).
Josh Levinson and his wife, Kara (first grade teacher at Gilman), own the iconic running specialty company Charm City Run, and live in Towson.
Amahl Foster is a fire specialist at the Baltimore County Fire Department and lives in Baltimore with his wife, Kendra.
Michael Lee is VP, finance technology at Fannie Mae. Michael currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Hana, daughter, Jordan (8), and son, River (5).
Danny Green has lived in Los Angeles for many years and definitely has his finger on the pulse.
Rob Marbury runs the creative department at Imre, a media agency in Towson.
Rajib Amin is chief financial officer at Granicus, a cloud software company.
Tony Armstrong is the other Florida boy in the group, living and working in Miami.
Paul Wilson lives and works in Ft. Lauderdale, and thankfully has managed to dodge COVID while living in wide-open Florida.
Myron Jacobs is senior director of finance at United Healthcare, and lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife.
Ted Wight Jr. lives in Baltimore, where he has a company that does financial planning for physicians.
Steven Sherman is in the insurance business and lives in Stevenson, where he combats his three teenagers.
Brad Burgunder lives in Baltimore and has a daughter in high school and a son in middle school. He is currently writing his second children’s book.
Peter Chung has been a pediatrician for the last 20 years at Carroll Children’s Center in Westminster and lives in 21093 with his wife, Pam, daughter, Emily, and son, Eric.
Richard Logue is senior VP for Envision Health and lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife, Kim, and daughter, Charli (7).
John Snead is a financial advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors and lives in Williamsburg, Virginia, with his wife, Ginny, (an environmental engineer) and their three sons Jack (18), Will (16), and James (13).
James Hamilton is an associate professor of medicine, director of hepatology, and the associate director of the Division of Gastroenterology at Johns Hopkins.
Chris Hooper is a corporate attorney for Piper Sandler and lives in Denver with his wife, Athena, and two sons, Lachlan (18) and Grady (15), where they all enjoy skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, and hiking in the Rockies
David Baltazar lives in Ellicott City with his wife, Rose, and their two sons, Josh (15) and Ryan (13). Dave is a patent attorney with a Washington, D.C., law firm.
Michael Ballesteros works at the CDC as an epidemiologist and the associate director for science for a CDC division focusing on injury and suicide prevention.
Andrew Martire is Head of School at Tatnall School, a pre-K through 12th grade school in Wilmington, Delaware.
DJ Saluja runs a private primary care practice with offices at the Rotunda and in Pikesville.
Jim Vandenburg writes that he is changing his residence in the Richmond, Virginia area.
Dave Albright retired from representing the children in Baltimore City who suffered from lead paint poisoning, having represented these children for more than 20 years as a plaintiff's lawyer.
George Murnahan is celebrating the 50th birthday of his restored and quite fun-to-drive 1971 BMW 1600 sport sedan.
Jack Gray has been holed up in his Manhattan apartment since early March 2020, working from home.
Kevin Matthews writes that life is still good in Greensboro, North Carolina.
My story arc is short. Returned from Brown to Baltimore for med school (JHU), then Cleveland/Case for residency, then back to Baltimore for fellowship in gastroenterology.
Sandy London’s 26th (!) book is coming out from Scholastic this September, the first in a new series for young readers called Battle Dragons.
Dan Diamond, after a high-impact run covering health care politics for POLITICO, joined The Washington Post’s Health and Science team in January 2021
The Coopers are great. On impulse, we bought a house on Nantucket during the depths of COVID and have really loved being up there as much as possible.
Marc Zarbin reports that his wife, Susan, Nicolas (16), Francesca (14), Isabel (14), and he are well in New Jersey.
Kimball Byron is a man of many talents and interests, and his years of work on his home in Baltimore County was showcased on a Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage.
I decided after receiving Rick’s communication to go back five years and figure out what had happened since our last reunion and was surprised at all that had happened. So, here goes.
I continue to represent hospitals in the Maryland office of a national healthcare law firm.
Johnny Shaw died of kidney failure on June 26, 2020.
Warren Stewart died from complications of dementia on Feb. 2, 2021.
Bob passed on May 7, 2020, after spending his entire career as an esteemed professor/researcher at the University of Texas Medical Branch’s department of cell biology and neuroscience.
He also hopes to be at our 60th reunion.
Dr. Gino Freeman, let us know that he’s “still in Baltimore, practicing internal medicine, trying to swim better...
Henry Jenkins retired from Northrop Grumman several years ago and lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with wife Kathy.
David Zura lives in Dallas with his wife, Susan. He’s the CEO of Global Z Holdings, an “investment firm providing capital and strategic support to enable entrepreneurs and business leaders to realize their vision and dreams.”
I currently have my fifth feature screenplay, a fast-paced drama, in preliminary development with a startup production company based in Los Angeles.
Congrats to John Roe. His latest development project, Union Brothers Furniture in Baltimore City, received the 2021 Maryland Preservation Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation and Sustainable Design.
Lee Sterne’s Facebook page leaves me envious of his wonderful travels.
I saw and managed to wave to Gideon Brower as I drove past him. He seemed to be walking to MOM’s Organic Market with his wife, Marisa Kurtzman, and…. baby girl, Julia Sidney Brower, born November 6, 2020. They normally live in LA
Diana and I are about to be empty nesters.
I’ve been sitting at home in front of a computer for the past year!
Bizzy and I are taking a two-week pacific northwest tour in a four-wheel-drive revel sprinter van this summer
I, at my old age, am working on my doctorate of music education at Boston University, and am still the music department chair at Besant Hill School, a small boarding school in Ojai, California.
Favorite COVID activity: skiing. We rented a mountain house and spent six weeks on the slopes this winter ... a truly once-in-a-lifetime family opportunity we’ll never forget.
Mark Kaufman let us know that he’s “living in Baltimore and running a nonprofit investment fund that targets disinvested parts of Baltimore City.
I am engaged to be married to Ashley Ingraham. We are looking forward to a small wedding in 2022 where everyone can gather post COVID and each of our daughters can ‘give us away.’
Griff Evans just celebrated 28 years as the owner of Ecological Restoration and Management, a full-service landscaping firm specializing in the construction and enhancement of native ecosystems.
COVID shut down my training business — in-person training was taboo and virtual is not practical for what I do — so I decided to fully retire.
He and Scarlett live just outside of Burlington, Vermont. They too have been hunkered down, but also have two grandchildren nearby that they have been waiting to see more of.
Bill Lamb, once again a resident of San Diego, noted that he and Jenny “are beginning to seriously consider future living options.”
Your scribe continues to split time between Baltimore and St. Michaels on the Eastern Shore.
John Claster reports only that he’s “enjoying life in Florida, finds it nice once again to have a more open daily existence, and is looking forward to things returning to normal sufficiently for him to travel and visit family.”
He and Ann got stuck on Sanibel Island in Florida last year, and had to stay there for months.
Mac Lewis writes that they are surviving the pandemic, kids and grandkids doing well, all young adults fully employed.
John and his wife, Jean, live on Kent Island, and between them, they have three children and five grandchildren. John’s oldest daughter, Libby, married a classmate from the Naval Academy after they graduated in 1997.
Mike is vice president and deputy general counsel at CACI, a Fortune 1000 defense contractor, after spending several years in the GC’s office at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Jon Hamman checks in from southwest Virginia, where he’s in his 16th year as pastor of the Rural Retreat Lutheran Parish.
All is fine with retirement in the San Francisco Bay Area. COVID has kept us hiding out at home but we are well. No skiing for me this year but been playing golf. Hope to be back east in the fall.
John-William continues to enjoy working at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Greetings from Oregon! The last five years have not produced profound change, as I still have the same habits, still practice psychology, still surf, and as I write this, am today celebrating the 46th anniversary of my marriage, still, to my lovely wife Louisa.
Ned Sacktor passed away 11/11/2020 from pancreatic cancer.
Guy Davis has been battling major health issues. I spoke with Guy on the phone in November of 2020. He has a brain tumor and his body has reacted well to the treatment. I am hoping to see him this year in Richmond when I visit.
Ann and Sam Hillers now live in Claremont, California, on the eastern edge of LA county.
I’m happy to be a COVID survivor! Two days after my first Pfizer jab, I came down with the virus.
With an assist from the pandemic, I have transitioned from trying to satisfy clients to trying to meet Fitbit goals.
I believe that the quantity and quality of responses to your request must set an all-time record! They make a most interesting read which we cannot rival, so we will remain mute this year. We (Betsy and I) do send our best wishes.
We have gotten through COVID with minimal inconvenience due to choosing an RV lifestyle years ago.
Not much to report, except wife Beaumont and I both received both shots!! All 11 grandkids doing well with oldest a sophomore at Yale and playing lacrosse (next year). Other grands at Calvert, Odyssey, Garrison Forest, Bryn Mawr. Last one headed to Chapel Hill next year!
I’m still vertical having survived COVID (so far) retired and just hanging out at home in Pennsylvania currently.
John O’Donovan and Lisa’s oldest son, Jenks, graduates from Tulane this year and their second son, Henry, goes to Alabama where he spent the entire year studying remotely. They spend much of their leisure time at their home in Bethany Beach, Delaware.
David Johnson, with some news of other classmates as well, informs us that he is “fully retired and permanent resident of Vero Beach, FL. Summers in Newport, RI and still trying to keep my balance on 35 ft. sailboat."
Several years ago, I returned to the house in which I grew up to take care of my now 94-year-old mother with the assistance of a daytime caregiver.
My wife, Jennifer, and I are empty nesters living here in Baltimore (just a few blocks away from Gilman).
I also got an email from Temple Grassi that he has added pickleball to his ‘quiver’ of racquet sports, which include tennis, squash, court tennis, and now pickleball.
Bambi and I are Maryland expats for six months a year in Delray Beach, Florida. I still like my work, but with bricks and mortar retailers almost extinct, the opportunities are few and far between.
I am still alive, and I am still working as a pharmacist in sunny downtown Brookland Park. Now I am ready to come out and speak about all those wonderful life experiences. I still have my old ACD dictionary.
Following my “career expiration date” in 2017 we (my bride and I) briefly attempted to inhabit one of the sea islands near Beaufort, South Carolina.
So what have I been up to? In no particular order: putting on 117 COVID pounds, and trying to figure out where to hide them (trust me — black sweaters don’t work); trying to unearth the details of the Normandin/Nickel affair, since you schlubs at the Gilman News dropped the ball on that; using my cover/front job in the moving business to gather intel on classmates (blackmail letters to follow); trying to talk Washburne into shooting the sequel: Hermes Charles — Las Vegas!; ...that’s about it
I’m simply enjoying a “working” retirement, as I help my wife during tax season.
Only a few of 51 still around. Dan Moore, Rollin Otto, and Bob Swindell are all at Blakehurst in Baltimore County. Bill Burgan is in DC and Lew Barker is in Chevy Chase. Tom Calloway is in Georgia, Tom Offut is in Ohio, and Henderson Dorsey in Florida. If any others still exist please contact me or Gilman.
A photo-bio of my ever-inspiring wife is at dioi.org/bunny.htm, chronicling her from high school “brain” to scholarship-Harvard-grad to one-month NYC model to half century as devoted college librarian.
As I did last year, I’ll give only a summary and highlights of class news, because almost all news of interest is available on the class list-serve that Bob Cole set up for us months ago...
Remembrances of Richie are well said by all. He was such a friendly person for all the years we knew him.
Richie’s death is very sad. A really good guy. Jim Constable put it well with “godfather of the class.” Although I was geographically remote, I still really vicariously enjoyed the get-togethers he led, thanks to the group photos. May he rest in peace.
Susie and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary on June 20, 2020, almost exactly the same date as the 60th anniversary of my Gilman graduation.
Tom Whedbee continues to labor on behalf of the Maryland Agricultural Resource Council, where he has been board chair for around five years.
Continuing his distinguished legal career, John Stalfort was recently selected as a Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel, which recognizes leading public finance lawyers throughout the United States and promotes high ethics and professionalism in the practice of public finance law.
Mitch Koppleman has enjoyed quite a career at Thomson Reuters.
Rob Deford continues to thrive at Boordy Vineyards.
Jim Burghardt is a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.
Woods Bennett was selected as a Super Lawyer for 2009-2021. I am told that such designation requires an evaluation of numerous criteria and peer recognition
Lee Gaines has also been enjoying some time down south but he still remains actively involved at the helm of Gaines & Company.
Jack Machen has retired from his role helping Baltimore City with its real estate requirements.
I am sure that all of you who watch the news have seen Paul Offitt on national television lending his expertise on infectious diseases to inform the public in these unique times.
Jett Ratcliffe taught Alex Puthumana how to swing a golf club over the summer of 2020.
Aaron Gokaslan was featured in Wired Magazine for his work on an artificial intelligence language software that was released to the general public.
Phillip Kwon completed his master’s degree in an accelerated program from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Melvin Keihn started his own health, wellness, and fitness brand called Kraft by Keihn. Melvin is now competing in national body-building competitions all over the country.
Vincent Posterli successfully restarted his company that we all know and love, VP Jerky. The company was founded during his time at Gilman and restarted in May of 2020. There are two great flavors available with more on the horizon!
Jeremy Hairston became one of the first 2014 Hounds to tie the knot — he married Danari Hairston on January 2.
Taylor Swindell proposed to his girlfriend, Francesca Whitehurst, on September 6. The two started dating while attending Gilman and RPCS!
Trevor Tomlinson successfully completed his law degrees from the University of Baltimore, and Trevor is now a senior law clerk at the Maryland Environmental Service.
Andrew Glick is set to graduate with his law degree from U-Balt next year — way to go Andy!
All is well in Nashville! I’m still providing trademark services at my law firm, Trust Tree. We’re one of the top 25 trademark law firms in the country.
When I arrived home from Italy on February 19, 2020, I had no idea that this would be my last plane flight to date, or that it would be well over a year and counting until I could return there...
I’m currently a full-time teaching professor in the department of theatre and dance at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
David Fitzpatrick and his wife, Meredith, welcomed their first child, James.... a son and future Greyhound! The family also recently relocated to Roland Park and are excited to be back in Baltimore!
Carl Combs, living in Ellicott City and still working for IBM, said he likewise felt a sense of being a part of as a member of our class, including as “another kid who happened to run real fast,” and he had a big announcement to make as he joined our conversation, from a bar that sounded even livelier than our online venue.
Doug Rice, sporting a recently grown beard, continues doing mortgage work in Annapolis, with two offspring in South Carolina and one still at home, and he continues to enjoy mountain biking and playing squash.
I’m told that Bruce Lloyd is alive and well and enjoying life at Blakehurst
Yours truly has now celebrated 63 years of marriage producing eight children and 22 grandchildren.
Johnny Boynton continues to run the golf programs at Fairhaven where he also sings in the Fairhaven vocal group, just like the good old days at Gilman with the Octet, except his golf game is much better
Some time ago, I read in the Baltimore Sun that classmate Furlong Baldwin was honored for his many contributions to the business community.
Tom Powell advises he is still alive, which in his opinion is remarkable.
Bill Jarrett continues to make regular visits to Baltimore and hosts at the Hopkins Club lunch.
Fletcher Lowe advises that he and Mary Fran have now been married for 61-plus years and are currently residing in a continuing care community where the CEO was ahead of the COVID crisis.
It is my sad duty to report that Steve Brooks — aka “Twig” due to his slender frame — died this past April after a 20-year struggle with COPD.
After 18-plus years in D.C.: twins Linnea and Henry graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. Linnea is headed to Oberlin. Henry will take a gap year in Norway and defer either Ithaca or Oregon.
Trevor Hoffberger married Tory Klein (McDonogh '09, but we’ll let it slide) in a small ceremony on October 10, 2020. They live in Hampden with their dog, Chloe.
I had a nice long chat with Charlie Obrecht, my featured class grad for this year. I believe he’s the only class member still living in the house in which he raised his family. His house on Roland Avenue is so close to the Gilman campus, if he was any closer he’d have to start taking classes again.
Our class president, Peter Daneker, still resides in New York City.
Alex moved back to Baltimore from Washington, D.C., just a little more than a year ago.
Affectionately remembered as Bubba, David and his family currently live in Atlanta where he is the North American CEO of Hays US, one of the world’s largest job recruitment and placement agencies.
Clark MacKenzie has bought a home in Brightwood, the senior community he developed on Falls Road some time ago, and he and Andy are splitting most of their time between there and beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where they have had a second home for some time.
Dick Emory continues to pitch his book, “Fighting Pollution and Climate Change” on his environmental career and he has added a video as well, definitely worth a look.
Larry Stifler’s Maine Mineral and Gem Museum is back open and getting excellent ratings from visitors. The Stiflers have kept busy giving talks, being politically active and being involved in education with their foundation.
He has coped with COVID boredom and stress by religiously continuing a dally exercise program.
I retired with 39 years of service from the U.S. Department of Treasury five years ago, on February 29.
I am still working in the real estate business; however, thinking about slowing down. Married to my wife, Carol.
Two daughters. One in Charleston, South Carolina. And one in Bmore.
I am an usher for the Charleston Riverdogs (Low A, was a Yankees affiliate, now Rays). Moved here in 2017 with intent of peri-retirement but still staying busy with longstanding clients despite not seeking any new work.
Forty-eight years in a nutshell: Graduation from Gilman was followed by college, medical school, and residency, during which time I met and married my wife, Linda, in a small ceremony with family and friends in Cape May, New Jersey.
As I write this note my wife, Karen and I are taking a two-week road trip, driving across the country with our daughter’s Australian Shepherd, who loves all hiking trails between LA and our home in New York.
Louise and I are still living in beautiful downtown Butler, Maryland with dog Holly, five chickens, two cats, snake Corny, and lots of firewood split by Paisley Louise — love it.
I’m retired from DuPont where I spent most of my career (with a couple M&A side trips) in IT management.
I am In Baltimore and still hawking insurance with classmate Guy Warfield at HMS Insurance in Hunt Valley.
A year ago, in February, my wife, Donna, and I moved from New Jersey to the Outer Banks in North Carolina to enjoy retirement. My son, Jasen, is living in Brooklyn, waiting for Broadway to reopen so he can return to work.
I was very happy to engage Andy Adelson from Florida to join the event as moderator for our May 2021 luncheon, combined in person and Zoom, with his enjoyable humor and upbeat style.
After graduation, I went to Brown and obtained a B.A. in English Literature, without a doubt inspired by my 5th Form year in English with Roy Barker.
Hello from Naples, Florida … aka “God’s Waiting Room” to some. Retired to here and Vermont after 35 years in hotel development, mostly with Marriott. “Retired” but incredibly busy with various real estate projects and getting little done.
I’m recently retired from a 30-year career in orthopedic/hand surgery. UNC, Duke Med, UVa Ortho, Univ Texas hand fellow along the way.
My life since Gilman: BA in American history from Washington & Lee. MBA from UVA. Eighteen years banking...
I live in Newport, Rhode Island, and own Maritime Solutions, a boat dealership and the Freedom Boat Club Franchise for Connecticut and Rhode Island. Three daughters and two grandkids. Still working too much and not fishing enough.
Married 40 years. Two grown children, both with graduate degrees. I am a lawyer in Charlotte, North Carolina, far too young to think about retirement.
Living in Rockville, Maryland, with my wife, Margaret. My three daughters are now grown up and married – I have four grandkids – three boys and one girl – Connor, Brooks, Augie, and Lila (ranging in age from almost 4 years old to 3 months).
Living in Denver for 22 years now and enjoying all that Colorado has to offer. Still work in financing, mergers, and acquisitions for lower middle market companies, thinking of retirement sooner than later.
I retired about two years ago and am living happily in Perth, Western Australia, after a career as a geologist in the energy sector.
I retired in 2017, and Mary and I established residency in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, about a year ago (January 2020). That has worked out well as we can do more things outside during COVID.
Moving from Atlanta, Georgia, back to Austin, Texas in summer 2021.
Peter Ness has been one of our more loyal classmates in terms of keeping up with Gilman and our class.
Ralph (Merrill) Lincoln writes from New Castle, New Hampshire, that he and Jane are healthy and still enjoying sailing in the Cape Cod area when weather permits.
Phil Briscoe continues living in Cockeysville with his wife, Liz, where he pursues various hobbies, plus cycling for exercise. He welcomed his fourth grandchild in January — “a handsome little guy.”
Guy Dove continues the good life dividing his time between winters in Vero Beach, Florida, and home in Middleburg, Virginia. His health is good, and he continues to be active in a syndicate with race horses in Baltimore.
Dave Eaton and Debby have returned to Baltimore after a hiatus in Singer Island, Florida, and Washington, D.C., and are happily settled back in their old territory. He, Dick Biggs, and yours truly keep in regular contact via Zoom.
George Dowell writes from home in St. Louis, where he is still practicing psychiatry three days a week, usually remotely.
Dave Sowell reports from Owings Mills that he and Judy are doing well in spite of the COVID-19 limitations. With his children scattered from New York City to Austin, Texas, to Los Angeles, FaceTime has become the base for their family communications.
Julian Jones and wife Pat completed a trip to the Galapagos Islands before the travel shutdown, and since then they have enjoyed staying closer to home in Baltimore with family visits to their daughter’s home to babysit their 3-year-old grandson.
After 20 years in the environmental field, I switched careers to fulfill my childhood dream of becoming a professional pilot.
Retired life continues to work for both Beth and me. The past year was difficult for us as it was for most, but we got through it.
I’ve been retired for five years now from my career of 10 years as a miner and mining engineer at Henderson Mine near Berthoud Pass, Colorado, and 28 years managing mining issues nationwide for the National Park Service as a mining engineer/geologist.
I’m about to finish my junior year at Georgetown University. No one could have predicted COVID’s impact on my junior and sophomore year, but I’ve done my best to make the most of it.
Emerson Coleman is continuing to develop and launch new media projects in his role as SVP for Hearst Television where he created the weekly national political show, “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien”...
In February, our class lost our top athlete and friend, Frank Riggs. “Number 31”’s athletic prowess and accomplishments were legendary and speak for themselves.
Tommy Garrett escaped last fall’s fires in Santa Rosa. His son, Tom,Jr, who lives in the neighboring Napa Valley was not so fortunate.
Mark Fetting reports being “so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Porter...he was the best as teacher, Circus Director, T-men founder, contractor (he helped build the Auditorium), snow plow man with his jeep. I even think he and Cary Woodward were “Big League” football coaches when Will Baker and I attempted to be quarterbacks. Truly, Mr William H Porter, among the very best of Gilman.”
Jack Orrick has moved to the law firm of Offit Kurman in Bethesda from his prior law firm of Linowes and Blocher where he worked for more than 25 years.
Ryan Isaac started an email newsletter, “Warning Track Power,” offering an insider’s take on a variety of stories and issues around baseball, some of which aren’t covered by traditional sports media. Check it out and subscribe at warningtrackpower.substack.com.
Prem Kumta recently co-hosted a virtual event to support Andrew Yang in his bid for mayor of New York.
On Monday, January 18, William Calvin Chesnut Barnes passed away at the age of 80 at a memory care facility in The Villages, Florida.
David Heroy was in town last summer from Austin, Texas, where he is a science teacher at a private school. His wife, Erica, and his two daughters report that their dog has never been happier than during the current pandemic
Jason Jenkins is still in Baltimore and when not posting on Facebook about losing his phone, breaking his phone, or his phone being hacked, he is working in property management.
Our class Ph.D., Dr. Ed Trusty, has announced his return to Baltimore from Texas as he has been named the Interim Head of School at St Paul’s. We only ask that Ed not give the Crusaders any coaching advice when playing the Greyhounds.
Greg Levin wrote from Charlotte where he is a National Feed Producer for NBC News. I am sure that he is disappointed that he did not get to broadcast his fourth Olympic Games from Tokyo this year.
Dr. Arun Agrawal wrote to me from Southern California, where besides learning how to microbrew, he and our classmate Dr. Andrew Coyle are on the front lines in the hospitals and we are thankful to both of them.
Fred Lohr wrote to us from London where he is working for Legg Mason.
Charlie Neer was happy to report that while living in Philadelphia he has been organizing “Scotch-o-clock” with his neighbors.
Harris and his family live in Queens, N.Y., and wrote to remind us all to not touch our faces and make sure to wash our hands.
Luke Harlan wrote that he is enjoying his time with teen boys and feeling extremely fortunate and grateful to be inspiring and empowering others to become the best version of themselves as a transitional business, health and mindset coach.
My weekly re-acquaintance with Gilman over the last seven years has come to a close with the “graduation” of my younger son, Philip, with the class of 2020. My older son, Andrew, graduated in 2017.