Retirement is turning out rather well now that I am finished being sick.
The deadline for submission of Class Notes to be included in the Summer 2020 edition of The Bulletin has passed. Notes submitted after this date will be included in a future edition.
Retirement is turning out rather well now that I am finished being sick.
Ah, life in Pandemia! So, the Miller family were early adopters of COVID-19. I was first to contract it, in February 2020.
I’m in LA with my wife and two daughters, 13 and 16. When I’m not paying taxes, I’m working to pay more taxes
Andy has been navigating the pandemic from the vice chairman’s office of the NY Mets!
Greg is having a blast working in commercial real estate while living just a mile from Gilman, next to Boys Latin School.
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!
Has been with Principal Financial Group for many years and moved over to the firm’s international business unit a couple years ago to lead a digital product team.
Matt moved back to Baltimore, in Rodgers Forge (south of Towson), after several years living in California and south Florida with his wife, Jen, and teenage daughter, Janessa.
Always international and debonaire, Stef has taken his style and smarts to Woolrich, where he’s CEO.
I was just named a Distinguished Agriculture Alumnus by Purdue University’s College of Agriculture.
Rachel and I flew to Israel last June to sit out the pandemic in our Jerusalem apartment, within walking distance of our four children and 12 grandchildren.
It’s been a very challenging year for Michael and Annette Blum, who are still living in “Joshua’s Meadows,” their 280-year-old house in Bel Air, Maryland.
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.
We’ve had our difficulties this past year, both pandemic-related and otherwise, but on the positive side we’ve been blessed by two additions to the family.
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.
Gerry Brewster reports from the Maryland COVID front lines, which turns out to be the Maryland Fairgrounds. Gerry, not coincidentally, is the chairman of the board of the Maryland State Fair and Agricultural Society.
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.
MacKay Wolff spends two-thirds of every month in New York City, engaging virtually in local culture, and the remainder in DC contributing to a study of Syrian refugee movements.
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)…
Gary and his wife, Sally, celebrated their older son’s 50th birthday with a family gathering in a restored old house, now a B&B, in Fells Point by the Baltimore Harbor.
...have spent more time either painting in Maine in summer or working on the art collection, which numbers in the thousands between oils, water colors, drawings, etchings, wood block prints, a huge collection of mostly American art...
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.
David Olsen just moved to Michigan last summer after completing a one-year graduate program at the Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
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.
Still living in our home of 33 years — our “wheelchair house” as Evie called it. Not a step up or down in the house or going to the outside. No reason to move to a retirement facility.
Jay Sullivan is the Tiger King of West Palm Beach where he winters and spends the warmer months in Locust Valley, New York.
Carlton Seitz, our very own Henry Louis Gates, Jr., reports that over the past COVID-19 lockdown, he reconnected with an old high school girlfriend. “Reconnected” that is, in a completely virtual and platonic sense since he still hasn’t seen her since 1984...
Frank Loweree has been holding daily open 12-step meetings for “anywhere from 10 to 100 people.”
Dick reports that he is an accomplished “Zoomer” which has allowed him to enjoy lectures, museum programs, school discussions etc. Who could even have imagined such a marvel in 1954?
Sue and I are doing fine here in Franklin, Massachusetts. We’ve managed to stay COVID-free and are looking forward to getting back to normal life where we can do short trips, etc.
I remain active on the board of the Naturopathic Medicine Institute.
Larry Wagner checked in from Marathon in the Florida Keys to say that he a) fishes, b) sits on two boards, by which I presume he means corporate boards, c) rides his bike around the island, and d) reads a lot.
I thank the dear Lord morning, noon, and night for the splendid life He has given me, I’ve had some tragedy — the death of my second daughter by suicide, the loss of my beloved Peggy to cancer, a couple of broken marriages — but the bottom line is 83 totally wonderful years...
I continue to work full time in the finance world and still find it both challenging and stimulating
The first to respond was Dr. Dave Andrew from Honolulu where he and Bonnie have been in the same house for 30 years. Evie and I visited them a few years ago, and when he says they have a “spectacular view from 400 feet above the Pacific Ocean,” he understates the reality.
We belatedly learned that Doug Small passed away on October 11, 2019 after an injury sustained while mountain biking.
My year was filled with road trips up and down the eastern seaboard and across the country.
Noah Bengur retired from the Marine Corps after 20 years and seven successful tours overseas. He is flying for Delta Airlines.
Not much has changed in the Wilkes/Wilson household. Health is still relatively good for the two of us.
As this year ebbs, we find that while it has been challenging, mystifying, maddening, infuriating, and depressing in turns, it has also reminded us to be grateful for many things we take for granted.
It was a year of learning some new skills and changing some habits. Our time on the computer dramatically increased with virtual meetings.
Tom Salisbury reports during the previous 12 months, we've finally completed the house remodel and have moved back in the house, just in time to become recluses as we sheltered in place to deal with COVID-19.
The summer of 2020 was a bit different although as a family we were able to spend good quality time together.
No ski trips this year; just got back to doubles tennis in mid-March, having gotten his first Pfizer COVID-19 shot.
Ed Muhlenfeld is still in Scottsdale, Arizona. He writes that it was a dicey year for him.
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).
Nancy and I have been hunkered down on Jupiter Island, Florida since COVID came on the scene.
As with everyone else. Lin and I spent the early part of the year learning how to cope with the reality of this terrible virus that took so many lives.
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.
Scott Faulkner enjoys his time and family as always
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.
The past year or so has been different in so many ways. We were on a cruise in Australia when that country closed down on account of COVID.
Steve Cordi reports Marque and he are doing just fine. They have used the time they’ve been given this past year to thinning the impedimenta about their place, practicing social distancing with a handful of friends and relatives on their porch, and watching and re-watching much-loved old movies.
Bryson Christhilf is like many of us. He says he can't think of a single notable thing that happened this year other than getting his COVID shots in February in Florida. It was the high point of the last 12 months. Next year will have to be better.
Rick Born remembers when the school had an alumni dinner at the old Greenspring Inn, soon to be Chase Bank/Jimmy Chiu.
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.
I am completing my 12th year as pastor at St. Jane Frances Church in Pasadena where the locals refer to the area as “the Dena.”
All is well. My kids are doing great, mostly. My two grandkids are both beautiful and talented.
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.
Dick Hoffman retired in June 2019, after 44 years in higher education, in which his last posting was at Salisbury University.
Having retired from my career as Judge of the U.S. District Court in 2013, I began a third career with JAMS, the world’s largest Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) provider, and until March 2020, the job involved quite a lot of travel.
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.
Michael Stanton reports from San Francisco that the family and his architecture firm survived the past 14 months of lockdown without serious illness and without going broke.
Lew Rumford and Fran were able to receive their vaccine shots in time to permit them a trip to their favorite Florida east coast winter destination, albeit for a shorter length of stay.
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.
Dave Irwin is now more than a year into his new role as of counsel at the Baltimore firm of Kramon & Graham.
Charlie Fenwick reports that he now has seven grandchildren around the world, and all seem to be thriving.
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.
Jeff Hossfeld has been grinding along and is now a “senior” project manager at Whiting Turner Contracting Co, which he says “is basically the same job with a new title.”
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.
Bruce Bower got married in March of 2019 in Spain.
Ward Bank just got his vaccine and could not be more excited about it.
Bill Miller, has two kids: Natalie (7) enjoys Bryn Mawr and the Roland Park Little League, while son “Five” is soaking in his inaugural year as a Greyhound.
Beau Smith has been focused on growing an epic set of locks during the pandemic.
Brian Lyles, the host of our Zoom call, just celebrated a birthday.
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.
Barbara and I have been able to survive the past 15 months without major difficulties, although we certainly have taken a very cautious approach in protecting against exposure to the virus.
Steve Plunkert is a new grandfather.
Bryson Cook was required to trade in his routine of commuting to Florida each weekend, working remotely, but remaining very busy with his practice, while being able to spend much more time with Cindy.
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 Hazlehurst was cajoled into joining the call as well. He is back to being a federal public defender and has been involved in some fairly big cases.
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
Paul Danko is getting married and will now have a clan of seven children ranging from 17 to 30.
Keith “Pop Pop” Keel has SEVEN grandchildren that he is having a blast with. Keith still lives in Baltimore and has three children, but just loves being a granddad.
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.
My wife is doing COVID testing everyday at St. Joe’s when not in the pediatric emergency room.
Three and a half years in the Peace Corps (East Africa), law school, New York City corporate lawyer, teaching law in Indonesia, briefly in Interior Department Solicitor’s Office, five years as editor of environmental law research publication in Washington, D.C.
From the occasional music reminders of Baltimore, we know that Ken was full into the music business, from which he is now retired and getting what exercise he can, mostly on a stationary recumbent bike, as well as drive-through and take-out meals in sunny Florida.
Chuck transferred to McDonogh because, in his words, he was “a handful and needed some military discipline, which later came in very handy serving in the Navy for four years.”
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.
Connie and Bill celebrated 52 years married this past June, 47 years of which were in New Jersey, 41 years of which were, and still are, in Princeton, New Jersey, across the street from Tim Schweizer’s sister and brother-in-law.
Don and Judith celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary in August 2020, but it will be 52 years by the time you read these notes.
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.”
Bob and Diane have been married for 40 years and live in Cincinnati where Bob is “actively building (or trying to).”
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).
John and Linda, married 53 years, have lived the last 40 years in Weston, outside Boston.
New England is certainly the preferred home for a number of us; Charlie and his wife Margie have lived in Yarmouth, Maine, since 2002.
Charlie lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with his second wife (Charlie’s first wife, who attended our 50th, lost a 10-year battle with cancer, a too-common story) post-retirement from his psychotherapy practice, pastorate, and teaching by enjoying the Blue Ridge Mountains, writing and editing books, and having “grandfatherly conversations” with neighbor kids.
“I left Baltimore for Colorado in 1996 and have never looked back.”
Retired for 20 years, and “by living on a mountainside for the last 27 years (Ogden, Utah), we (with wife Ann) still get to enjoy spectacular sunsets, the trails of the National Forest and BLM land across the street and good golfing…”
As with many of us, semi-retired, but continues to provide “expert” services in complex real estate litigation, as well as serving on three nonprofit boards, but “purposely working to wind this down as my priority is more time for family (three grown children...”
Katherine and I are past our second shot and adjusted pretty well to winter in Maine after seven winters at Vero Beach (we have already booked for next year).
Pierre Bouscaren and Sarah are both fully “vaxxed” and planning to escape our quarantine efforts in our modest Gainesville, Virginia, home and take a three-day trip to Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in May and then a similar shot to Corolla, North Carolina, in June.
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.
Neaville and I rode out the pandemic hunkered down in Charm City, welcoming our daughter Shelby home after her graduation from VCU and helping son Charles IV (“Cal”) transfer from East Carolina U to his new home at the University of Maryland in College Park.
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.
While Murray deMuth spends his regular “retirement” days running up and down the Chesapeake Bay and offshore Ocean City as skipper of TWT Fishing Charters, now in its fourth year, he recently added a new outdoors adventure to his business — taking a group of friends hunting waterfowl in North Dakota and Saskatchewan!
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.
As for your classless secretary and his wonderful wife… Caroline and I have felt quite fortunate to stay very busy throughout the pandemic.
When Darin Hall needed a name for his real estate development company in Cincinnati, “civitas” came to mind.
Doug Schmidt has two sons at Gilman — Spencer in 11th grade and Bennett in eighth grade — and his daughter, Lila, is a fifth grader at Calvert.
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.’
After 30 years in the military, Joe Ortiz plans to retire in 2023.
David Cook is now retired and winning golf tournaments. In 2020, David got his third hole-in-one. “My luck outweighs my skill,” he said at the time.
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.
Ken Kang lives with his wife and two kids in Vienna, Virginia.
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.
Steven Comfort’s 11-year-old daughter is an avid ski racer for Squaw Valley in U.S. Skiing’s Far West division.
The prize for teleworking during the pandemic may go to Eddie Rosemond, who ran his Maryland-based web design company from Senegal.
Chip works in business development at the Lucas Group. One of his jobs is to help former members of the military transition into the civilian workforce. When he travels for work, Chip tries to find places to spar.
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.
Andrew Brooks continues on the board of the Maryland Center for History & Culture, formerly known as the Maryland Historical Society.
Peter Bowe writes that he and Andy Brooks are serving on the Board of Directors of Gilman School!
Jim Vandenburg writes that he is changing his residence in the Richmond, Virginia area.
Doug Nelson and Clinton Day both became grandparents around Thanksgiving 2020 when their married children had a baby girl, Ridgely Warfield Nelson.
Andy Felser writes that he and his family have managed to avoid any coronavirus issues.
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.
Jock writes that the last 12 months have brought big changes.
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.
I’ll just say that we are incredibly blessed. Nashville 2020 was a festering scab of heinous yuckstank, yet our little family remained happy, healthy, and safe.
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
Stu Cherry recently served as Deputy Legal Counsel to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, a position he held for two-and-a-half years until September 2019.
Dave Emala and his team at STX support Baltimore SquashWise, an organization that supports the deserving youth of Baltimore City with a development program combining academic tutoring and support with coaching in the sport of s
Our annual holiday luncheon, started by A.C. George and Jamie Murray, continued for a 13th year, and the pandemic merely shifted the event to the Zoom format.
Marc Zarbin reports that his wife, Susan, Nicolas (16), Francesca (14), Isabel (14), and he are well in New Jersey.
COVID-19 did not deter Clinton and Diana Daly and A.C. and Kathryn George from enjoying a road trip through the United States in two Mercedes Winnebago Revel Sprinters.
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.
David Seiler accepted the role of vice president of the specialty manufacturing company he has been working for in Baltimore, Alpha Biosciences, and was appointed to its board of directors. He plays physically distanced doubles tennis as often as possible.
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.
Alan Fleischmann has been scaling his firm Laurel Strategies: hiring folks and growing his CEO clients during the pandemic. His SiriusXM radio show, “Leadership Matters” has also thrived during this last year.
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.
Ted Rugemer spent the first months of the shutdown packing up 50 years of stuff in Homeland where he has lived his entire life and then happily moving with Virginia to Broadmead near Hunt Valley
The good news was that the doctor informed him the treatment was successful enough for him to be “good for another 100,000 miles.”
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.
Jennifer and I moved to West Towson in July 2020 where our kids are now in fourth grade. We live near Cotton Swindell, Del Dressel, and Chris Alevizatos.
Lee Sterne’s Facebook page leaves me envious of his wonderful travels.
New rescue dog, Raven, plus daughter engaged. Wedding date tbd. Still working mostly from home but campus coming back to life.
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!
Things I did NOT do in the last 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.’
Legg Mason was acquired by Franklin Templeton in 2020, so I’m now working for Franklin Templeton.
Bob Dobbin reported “a personal best in terms of hours of March Madness watched.”
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.
Steve Thomas says not too much has changed in his and Audrey’s world. Their kids, Stasia, Alex, and Steven are all working hard in various careers, raising children and waiting out the pandemic.
Dawson Farber is retired on Cape Cod after running one of the largest marine companies in the Northeast.
Fred Whelan reports that he and Peggy are floating in grandchildren, with the 11th having just been born. Fred and Peggy will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this summer, a real milestone.
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.
Regarding the pandemic, Bill mentioned golf as “my primary source of social interaction and sanity.”
Tom has done an amazing amount of work researching and recalling events and people from our years at Gilman.
All is well. COVID was nice in that the kids were home for a while.
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.
George Scarlett is still teaching full time at Tufts and actually enjoys doing so on Zoom. George also continues to oversee the development of the Tomorrrow’s Earth Stewards online magazine.
Bill Lamb, once again a resident of San Diego, noted that he and Jenny “are beginning to seriously consider future living options.”
Despite all the canceled travel and worse, Robin Baker found a way to express some COVID-related positivity, at least over the pandemic’s timing.
Taking in stride the cancellation of his planned annual trips to Canada last summer and to Florida this past February, Jack Nesbitt and Patricia brought their family together for a week last July at Lake Anna in Virginia.
Jimmy Rouse continued to be busy on two counts as last year: advocating for better public transit in Baltimore through Transit Choices and, of course, with his artwork.
Considering Eddie Supplee’s propensity for travel, it was even more telling when he reported a year of no trips for him and Sally.
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.”
Ted Leach eschewed mention of COVID when sharing plans to leave his teaching position at Frank H. Netter Medical School. Of more importance, he said, was that his and Bonnie’s youngest daughter Beth is expecting in May.
He and Ann got stuck on Sanibel Island in Florida last year, and had to stay there for months.
Steve McDaniel and Angie are still taking lots of pictures and tending to their honey bees.
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.
After running a transportation company for 16 years, last summer — in the midst of the pandemic — Michael launched Spinning Cups Coffee, a mobile coffee truck and coffee distributor.
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.
I have heard that Rick Snyder is going to retire from the Navy this year as a three-star admiral
Marc Dubick’s youngest son is going to follow his father and brother to the University of Maryland to play lacrosse.
Jim Wilkerson has been battling major health issues. Wilky has had a successful liver transplant. He is doing extremely well. His oldest boy, Jay, is a freshman on the varsity lacrosse team like his dad
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.
This has been a difficult year for all of us because of all the COVID restrictions, lack of travel, and a very restricted way of life. Black Lives Matter and our need to develop more respect for other people have been concurrent factors.
Lived in the same house in Geneva, New York, for 40 years. Married to Harriot (Hopkins) for 49 years; we met at a mixer at Wellesley my senior year at Princeton.
I’m happy to be a COVID survivor! Two days after my first Pfizer jab, I came down with the virus.
Barbara and I are taking our first trip/road trip since COVID — visiting four of our five children and their families in Arizona and California.
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.
What can we say about such an unusual year? I hope and pray that all of our classmates got through it okay, and that they are ready to face the future with renewed optimism.
Bonnie and I continue to enjoy our relocation east (2016, Wisconsin to New Hampshire) and the increased opportunities for family visits which it has afforded.
As 2020 closed, we moved from the Las Vegas area to Meridian, Idaho, a suburb of Boise. After 35-plus years of living in Southern California, southern Nevada, and on Maui, we have returned to cold and gray winters; however, the area does not get too much snow.
Pleased to report that Linda, Rick, and I have survived without catching the virus. We have curtailed many of our outside activities in Georgia in order to remain safe. All three of us have had both of our COVID vaccine shots.
Yours truly adds to the updates that I am still traveling around the world, mainly to places in Europe, Asia, and Africa, but only by Zoom!
Fran and I have been blessed with lots of snow this winter and have done plenty of downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and wildlife observing.
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!
Still hanging on in Hong K; 52 years on, and 95% of my adult working life.....It’s been an exciting adventure so far, but there’s a season for ending things.
There’s a lot to be said for ‘reply all.’ It’s been a real pleasure to read everyone’s submissions.
Bob Locke observes, “since I retired in 2014, I have been writing my memoir.
Fred Kelly tells us that he “is still stopping pollution in the Severn River while enjoying striper fishing in the Bay. We regularly visit our daughter and grandchildren in Savannah and son and his kids in Steamboat Springs.
It has been an interesting past year. I had a tough battle with COVID-19 as I spent Thanksgiving in the hospital on oxygen.
Bert Keidel informs us about his book that is expected out in June, called “China’s Economic Challenge: Unconventional Success.”
Sean Darby had a minor battle with the coronavirus. He is doing well now. Sean’s son, Charlie, graduates from Bucknell this 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.
Tom Booker is busy watching his son, Thomas '18, play football for Stanford.
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."
Dave Willis spends much of his time watching his youngest son play baseball for Georgetown University while running a successful family business.
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.
Biff Poggi is still coaching football and growing boys into men at St. Frances although they have not played any games in more than a year due to the pandemic.
To pass the time during this unusual year, Roberta and Rick Watts have been traveling the United States in their RV.
My wife, Jennifer, and I are empty nesters living here in Baltimore (just a few blocks away from Gilman).
Alex Fisher continues with the investment business, and also spends lots of time on nonprofit endeavors like the Baltimore Tree Trust, Church of the Good Shepherd, and BMoreAg, which fosters the advancement of modern urban agriculture in Baltimore.
Like so many others, Susie and I spent much of the past year hunkering down.
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.
Jane and I are in our 55th year of marriage and are residing in the Worthington Valley of Baltimore County opposite the famous Sagamore Farm.
The class of ’96 would not let the global pandemic totally derail our plans to celebrate our 25th Reunion: we had a great evening via Zoom in April, highlighted by a panel discussion.
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.
Corbin Marr spends much of his time as a currier of medical samples around the D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia areas. Corbin and Liz continue to enjoy living in D.C., but his recent trips have been to Michigan, not Maryland...
Laurie and I are doing well, hunkered down here in Gaithersburg. Highlights (and lowlights) from the past year include...
All is well here in Park City. Barb and I have isolated ourselves and have kept the virus at bay. One exception is that I have continued to volunteer at the local free health clinic.
Jim Campbell also said “not much to report. No move. No travel. No new doctors. No new grandchildren (I wish!).
Bill Anderson observes that he “tried to come up with anything exciting or at least newsworthy that occurred in 2020, and I am unable..."
David Abrahamson wins this year’s prize for brevity, having stated only “no real news beyond completed vaccinations,” which is the best news that the majority, if not all, of us can now share.
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...
Richie was a fighter. Most times he won. Sometimes he lost, but it was never from a lack of effort on his part.
Losing Rich is very sad news indeed. I remember him as a great lacrosse player, one of the friendliest members of our class, and a lifelong Gilman loyalist.
Remembrances of Richie are well said by all. He was such a friendly person for all the years we knew him.
Very sad news. I think you caught the essence of what kind of person Richie was.
Thanks to Rich, he recognized my fondness for the class of 1960 at Gilman, as I was close to several from earlier years at Roland Park Country School from kindergarten through third grade and Gilman Lower School with one year at Gilman High School, (seventh grade).
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.
On my personal front, I am finishing these notes gazing out at the Severn River, where Mary-Ann and I spend a good bit of time on St. Helena Island, the perfect spot for quarantining.
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.
Gavin Sheets was selected to join the Chicago White Sox 40-man roster during spring training at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona. He is now playing AAA ball for the Charlotte Knights.
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.
Tragically, I have to report that Jo DeWeese, my wife of 47 years, died October 26 in a bad fall.
During our quarantine year, I poked through the bubble by giving a number of Zoom talks.
Richard Evans. Oh dear, John Zouck, this is very sad news for all of us. He was such a unique individual and such an energetic and positive force in those important things we all shared at Gilman.
We have almost made it through another ski season in Aspen without being prematurely shut down like last year.
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.
Mike Austin’s 23-year-old son, Marcus, died in February, and our classmates and the School’s representatives continued expressing their condolences during the virtual reunion. Mike that he currently is conducting a research project for the Baltimore Housing Authority.
Laurey Millspaugh, still in investment work and recovering from the most recent of multiple surgeries, noted the wide range of the environments and experiences of our virtual reunion’s participants, including Jim Burgunder in Switzerland. “It’s amazing how different all these experiences are,” Laurey said.
Mark Caplan, tuning in from Bethany Beach, said he’s looking forward to being involved in education during his retirement.
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.
Dudley Parr and his wife continue to operate a non-denominational ministry out of their coffee shop in Cambridge on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
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.
Reunions at Gilman reveal transitions in our lives, and how we’ve each evolved since our last get-together or most recent swap of emails. In April of this year, the pandemic prompted a virtual gathering online, where we learned not only of our own changes, but also of ongoing ones at Gilman.
Frank Vecella, reporting from the Florida Keys, said that he is “trying to retire” from a law firm in Texas, where he has put his house in Dallas on the market, and that he plans on spending winters in the Sunshine State and summers in New Hampshire.
Bill Spragins’ move two years ago from Denver to San Francisco’s East Bay quickly was followed by the pandemic, and “everything that we were going to do moved to the living room.”
Frank Rosenberg is still in Baltimore and operating his family’s gas-and-oil business
Andy deMuth, with 40 years in at Morgan Stanley, called from his new home on the Eastern Shore’s Tred Avon River as he announced also moving into a townhouse in Roland Park.
Dave Heubeck said he has retired from his law career, still living in Baltimore and enjoying North Carolina’s Outer Banks during the summer.
Bob Thomas, joining us from St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, also is working toward retiring from his legal career, and now is playing a lot of tennis.
Keith Christian has two more years of work as a police officer in Philadelphia before he retires and moves to Florida
I hope everyone is well and fully vaccinated. It's been quite a year but we are going out to eat and doing some limited travelling, at last. Hopefully, we’ll gather at a class luncheon by the fall. Keep your fingers crossed. Hope to see you soon.
Tom Ahern writes about their active and varied life.
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 living in Northern California for 16 years, my family and I will be moving back to Baltimore.
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.
Walter Birge participated in both our class Zoom meetings. Although he has lived away from Baltimore for most of his adult life, it is very apparent that he has maintained strong emotional ties to the School and the city of Baltimore.
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.
Herb Tinley and Betty moved last year from their longtime home in Cape Coral, Florida, just north of Fort Myers, to Huntsville, Texas, close to Betty’s son.
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.
Frank Pine and Lorraine have spent much of the past year in their Adirondack Park home in New York because the risk of exposure to COVID is much less there than here.
Rick Uhlig has been adjusting to the loss of Susan by keeping active and helpful in the community with, among others, Gilchrist, the Veterans, and providing food to families
Don McPherson, unlike so many others who have eschewed travel during the pandemic, made an opportunity for him and Ann to take his grandson, Tyler, who is living with them, on a wonderful and extensive trip for three weeks in June through 17 states, taking great care in their behavior to protect themselves.
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.
The Markells like all others have had considerably reduced activity but nevertheless were able to make two trips over the summer, one to Bethany Beach with family, having the use of the house of a good friend, and a trip to Maine to visit Bonnie’s niece and family.
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.
John Lewin and Tolly are now permanent residents of a house they call “Beach Cove,” situated on a tidal bay in the Bethany Beach area of Delaware.
There should be a selection RUMINATIONS1. it was the 5th-grade end of the day in the little white cottage and Mr. Goodwin startled us all by bringing a book out and reading aloud to us.
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.
Bill Spencer-Strong announced his marriage on Valentine's Day to his new wife, Sylvia...
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.
Likely most of us have been looking at the same four walls and same screens for most of the past year — my family and I have been fortunate that we have plenty to do, even in quarantine.
This past year, two of my sons were married in COVID-restricted ceremonies. I even officiated at one!
Heard from Hill Michaels that he has moved into the senior living community of Blakehurst in Towson. “Plenty of Gilman folks here.”
Peter Ness has been one of our more loyal classmates in terms of keeping up with Gilman and our class.
Previously, he was spending time with children in New Zealand and spending time with our oldest living faculty member, Jerry Downs, driving him to Lifelong Learning sessions.
Haven’t heard from Sam Hopkins since our December Zoom reunion, but his help in enabling us technologically challenged souls was invaluable.
Jim Gieske and Judi may have been the first in our class to become vaccinated, becoming beneficiaries New Year’s Eve of some unused vaccine.
...Eddie Brown, who lettered in football, wrestling, and lacrosse, where he served as captain.
He and wife Barbara were able to escape to Eagle Creek in Naples, Florida, for a few months during the winter.
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.
Sandy Dugan and Betsy live in Wrenshall, Minnesota, not far from Duluth, on a 45-acre farm near their daughter and family.
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.”
Ron Nelson and Cynthia continue to lead the good life in Fort Myers, Florida, near their son and his family. He welcomes any classmates visiting in the area to look him up
Cooper Graham and Pat are enjoying good health in Baltimore, and he says, “we are content in our little bubble here.”
Tom Carroll and Winnie are enjoying life in Havre de Grace where they sail their little cat boat, “Water Music,” whenever the weather permits. He underwent triple cardiac bypass surgery in October, but is feeling “wonderful” now. That’s good news
Mike Fisher and Sue had to adjust their typical travel schedule this year because of the virus, and spent much less time in their home in Rio Verde, Arizona, than usual, before returning to home in Black Butte Ranch, Oregon. And they welcomed a new great-granddaughter in July!
Sam Smith reports from Timonium that he and Judy now live in a mid-rise 80-unit condominium, and are enjoying good health. Walking a brisk mile every day certainly helps, he says. He continues his ongoing project of tracing and documenting graves of War of 1812 veterans
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.
My life this year has been unremarkable in most ways — and maybe that's a good thing. Sue and I are enjoying our two children and three grandchildren nearby, and everybody is healthy, I’m happy to say.
Howard Stick reports (via Christmas card) from home in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, that he and Alyce are doing well, yet hoping for a better year in 2021, like most of us.
Harry Lord and Sarah stay active and enjoy good health in Baltimore, as depicted in their well-illustrated Christmas card: cute children, affectionate dog, and bird-watching.
George Dowell writes from home in St. Louis, where he is still practicing psychiatry three days a week, usually remotely.
Ambler Moss retired in January 2021 from the University of Miami, where he taught since 1984, and is professor emeritus of international studies. He and Serena live in Coral Gables, Florida, and they have four children and three grandchildren.
Nick Penniman reports from Naples, Florida, that he and Linda are well-settled there, while keeping a townhouse north of Baltimore.
Leland James and Marion are well-entrenched on Carter’s Creek in Irvington, Virginia, where they have been for many years. He stays active in many community organizations in that area, and he and yours truly have become regular email correspondents on numerous topics.
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.
Bill Zeeveld reports from Hendersonville, North Carolina, that he enjoys the independence of running his own engineering consulting business, which he has done for 20 years.
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.
Fran and I live in Boca Raton, Florida. We have four amazing grown children, from here to Northern California.
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.
Moving to Black Rock Road in horse country north of Baltimore, still sailing, working up a vacation rental in Bermuda, helping my wife, Lauren, finish an MFA in sculpture at MICA, launching our children, and just whelped our first litter of puppies.
Despite COVID , this past year has not been THAT different from the pre-pandemic times. Last summer (2020) I lived at the beach in Ocean City, Maryland, with my fellow classmates Jeremy Cranston, Sam Cosimano, and Jon Hazlehurst, and I worked for Colton Edmunds’ dad at Will’s Beach Service. Living at the beach was fun, and miraculously, everybody stayed pretty healthy!
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”...
Bruce Brian and wife, Linda have sold their place in The Villages, Florida, and moved full time to Priest Lake, Idaho.
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.
Like most of us, the past 14-plus months have been a huge void. With virtually no travel and contact with other human beings, our lives have been relegated to social media and the safety and comforts of our own homes.
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.
I accepted a new director position with Chubb Limited managing outside counsel. It's where I've wanted to be, and doing what I've wanted to do my entire career.
On Monday, January 18, William Calvin Chesnut Barnes passed away at the age of 80 at a memory care facility in The Villages, Florida.
John Kim hosted me and Stewart Kesmodel (their sons actually attend the same school) in his member-guest tournament at Burning Tree CC in Greenwich on July 24.
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.
Steve Howard is a partner in the venture along with other Gilman alumni.
Dave Rody and his wife, Anna MacCormack, moved to Baltimore from New York with their three children. Their son is in the Gilman Middle School, and their two daughters are in the lower school at Bryn Mawr.
Jaan Naktin, an infectious disease specialist in Allentown, Pa., shared a video he took at the hospital where he works. Looking down from a second-floor window, the video shows firetrucks and ambulances slowly circling the hospital’s entrance, their lights flashing and sirens wailing.
In March, Jeff Grant and his fiancé, Jennifer, cancelled their plans for a lowkey wedding at a restaurant outside Atlanta and livestreamed the ceremony from home.
We have a positive report from Duane Chase about his prostate surgery.
It is with great sadness that I report that Bobby Bone passed away at John Hopkins on May 26 after a multi-year battle with dementia.
Don Hooker continues to keep a home here on Broadmoor Road and makes an occasional appearance here, but spends a great deal of time in Washington with his longtime companion, Mary. They particularly enjoy theater.
Debbie and Bob Wood are in their fifth year of permanent residence at Jackson Hole, where they can continue to see their spectacular view of the Grand Teton range and Woody can enjoy his favorite pastime — fishing — though that has been put off by the pandemic.
Bill Beatson kindly hosted a Gilman luncheon with Henry Smyth in Palm Beach in February
Jane and George Hardy celebrated their 50th anniversary recently.
John Edelen attended our class lunch last fall all the way from Earlysville, Va., near Charlottesville. It was nice to see him again, after he and Lockette attended our reunion last spring. John is an avid fisherman.
Eve and John Hilgenberg are enjoying their new home at Blakehurst with its quality of life and excellent activities. John has substantially recovered from a stroke he suffered months ago. He was able to attend the fall lunch. He is enjoying a 1952 MG.
Jennie Lee and Hobie Fowlkes, like many of us, are continuing enjoyment of their six grandchildren. Hobie has also particularlyenjoyed resuming flying his Bonanza airplane after a two-and-a-half-year fix-up job.
Marsha and John Ramsay are seasoned and frequent travelers and this past year was no different despite losing a planned trip to Italy this spring.
The biopsy of my bone marrow — taken 5/21, to measure the effectiveness of the stem cell transplant 2/11 — was very encouraging.
All is good here — staying safe at home with my wife in Santa Monica, Calif., but as a Skadden restructuring lawyer, I have been very busy. Family is good.
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.
All is well with my family despite the COVID-19 pandemic. My daughter (Emma) just completed her sophomore year at Penn/Wharton and my son (Ethan) completed his sophomore year at Gilman.
I moved to Palm Beach, Fla., a year ago after buying a company called Mrs. Peters that makes the absolute best smoked fish dips in the world. So, I am growing the brand and trying to take the products nationwide.
All is well in Chicago. I am into my 19th year with USAA Real Estate.
Joel Getz continues to work as senior associate dean at Yale School of Management. He also serves on a few public boards as well as the board of a new boarding school being developed/opened in Massachusetts.
Israel was pretty aggressive from the start on this COVID-19. Back in the middle of March, we went into pretty strict lockdown, with the accompanying economic fallout.
Taylor Classen, who continues in his role as a partner for Delbert Adams Construction Group, writes: My son, Taylor, graduates from Gilman in June 2020 via virtual graduation and will be headed to Elon in the fall.
I was in Bawlmer in 2019, actually — polar vortex hit on my last day, it was insanely cold and I was happy to put my tail between my legs and run for the warm weather. I hope all is well with you and the rest of the Gilman boys.
Tim Rumberger continues in his role as world languages department chair for Mashpee Public School in Mashpee, Mass.
We’re fine. We’ve been camped out in our weekend place in Skytop since March.
We are moving to West Palm Beach, Fla., from New York City. We are currently renting a house three blocks down from Geary Stonesifer and will buy later this year.
Terry Booker continues his work as vice president and head of business development for Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia.
Since 2005, Mike Berkowitz has been a history teacher at the Trinity School in New York, N.Y. He has now added Upper School class dean to his duties. Mike, do you leave “See me now” messages like Mr. Gamper?
Bobby Greenfeld is patent counsel at Steptoe & Johnson in New York.
Mike Liebson is now the vice president of product marketing and account-based marketing at TraceLink.
Gary Raab is now vice president of innovation and business development for Flavor Materials International.
Andy Owens and his son Justin dropped by Birmingham on their way to a college visit at the University of Alabama.
Leslie and I live in the same house in Chicago, Ill., I’m still an orthopedic surgeon. We are currently full nesters as all three of our daughters are living at home, including our oldest who works in New York City and our middle who attends Tulane.
After a short-lived retirement, Ross Taylor has taken on a new role as CFO of Codexis, a leading protein engineering company that applies technology to create high-performing enzymes for improving the cost and quality of pharmaceuticals and food ingredients, to enable sequencing of minute quantities of DNA for medical diagnostics, and to create novel biotherapeutics.
I am still in the Seattle area and really hate the Seahawks. We have been out here for 21 years now and I can’t imagine living anywhere else.
Hawaii’s virus numbers are currently low, but visitors are still required to quarantine for 14 days after arrival and cannot leave their hotel. Things will obviously change in the months ahead, but, of course, keep an eye out for any Hawaii travel restrictions if there is a second wave. I am well, and my best to all of our classmates.
Stephan Miller is now senior director of clinical development at SANIFIT, a biopharmaceutical company focused on treatments for calcification disorders.
I’m still living and practicing medicine in Berkeley, Calif. My three daughters are growing up.
Before the COVID-19 stay-in-place rules came in effect, Rick and his family gathered up their things and headed for his offseason home in rural Utah.
After having a heart attack followed by coronary stent and bypass surgery at Thanksgiving 2018, I tried working as a physician part time after but ended up retiring May 2019.
Alberto Zapata continues in his role as senior counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. He and his wife, Chris, keep busy managing the social schedules of his girls, Emilia and Sophia.
Randy Wilgis is now an investor with Meliorem Advisory in Sumter, S.C., making capital investments during the early stages of company development in advance of Series A financing efforts.
Former classmate Bill Slaughter is working for Weatherby Healthcare of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., as a consultant in pediatric subspecialties.
Joe Seivold sent in the following: “Glenn ‘Lenny Lache’ Lacher and his bride, Kelley, joined Joan and me at the wedding of our son Johnny in New Haven, Conn., on the weekend of 12/28-12/30 2019. Good times were had by all!”
Craig Rocklin continues in his role as a fundraising consultant for his own firm, Maybe it is Rocket Science!
Wendell Phillips is now interim vice chancellor and chief of staff at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, N.C.
Romeo McClarry continues in his role as principal consultant and owner of Swing Space, LLC, a technical security company providing services to the residential, business, and federal government communities. He has also added pastor and founder of Haven of Rest Ministries in LaPlata, Md.
After more than 10 years at the Richards Group in Dallas, Texas, Doug Eyring is now an independent creative director/art director/designer. You can check out Doug’s work at dougeyring.com.
My wife, Susan, and I retired two years ago to Oconee County, S.C., about two hours north of Atlanta. I golf poorly three to four days a week.
I can’t believe it’s been 38 years since we left Gilman. I’m thankful for the foundation that we all share from our time together.
Scott Bortz continues his career as a partner for Tribek Properties in Charlotte, N.C., which focuses on specialty retailers such as Walgreens, Family Dollar, Starbucks, Vitamin Shoppe, and Harris Teeter.
Rob Yarlott continues in his role as vice president of business development with Cryotrans. Rob, his wife, Linda, and sons Jay and Will reside in Ellicott City.
Tom Waxter sent in the following: “Last summer, a number of the members of the class of 1982 got together at the home of Kerri and Taylor Classen to meet (some of us for the first time) Stephany Erlbeck and her son Blake.
I spoke at length to Doug Riley. He informed me he had brain surgery in February to correct an arteriovenous malformation. He expects to make a full recovery.
As I write, I am in the car, going around the beltway, teaching my youngest how to drive. (Oops — forgot the football helmet!) Since last year, I married off another child. Three down, three to go.
Michael Sarbanes is now a science teacher at Green Street Academy, a charter school in Baltimore.
Dr. Mark Peeler continues as a vascular surgeon with Cardiology Associates in Annapolis, Md., and Chester, Md.
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.
It is kind of hard to report this news and then shift into my usual jabs, fake news, and fabrications about Gilman classmates.
Nick Kouwenhoven is now the executive director for the Academy of Lifelong Learning at University of Maryland Baltimore.
Will Howard has returned to Baltimore and is a freelance editor working for clients such as Johns Hopkins University, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Sheridan Journal Services.
My sons, Jack and Jamey, are now 13 and 12 years old, respectively. My daughter, Lucy, will be 28 in October 2020, and — fingers crossed with pandemic restrictions — will also be getting married that month!
I’m doing fine here in Baltimore. During the COVID-19 lockdown, I have been playing online spades with Bruce Zukerberg.
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.
I’ve been back in Baltimore for eight years (after a number of years in Cleveland, Ohio, and New Haven, Conn., and for most of that time, I’ve been a bookseller at a rad left worker collective called Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse.
Nick Brader has started his own civil engineering consulting firm, NJB Engineering. According to his website, Nick’s company is located in Baltimore with current projects in Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Howard County, and Harford County.
Frank Bonsal is now Managing Partner at Bonsal Capital.
Dirck Bartlett has ended his 12 years of service on the Talbot County Council. He continues in his role as Director of Business Development for ILEX Construction.
My daughter just finished her sophomore year there in Tuscaloosa and is loving it. What’s not to love! My oldest has made me a grandfather.
Last year, I stepped down as head lacrosse coach. I spent 2019-2020 focusing on my classes, assisting Greyhound TV, and supporting my daughter during her senior year in high school. Julie and I are so proud of her as she moves on to the University of Delaware where she hopes to study exercise science and nutrition.
As many of you know, Chuck Wilder passed away in April 2019.
Loving living here in Perth, Western Australia, with Leanne and our family.
I am in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak in Boston. For some reason, Boston has been hit as hard as almost any U.S. city other than NYC. It is a strange time to work in an emergency department.
If you don’t live in Baltimore, one way to survive quarantine is to order steamed crabs from Crisfield, Md., and that’s what Tommy Horst did back in April.
Safe to say the last 10 years are not what any of us would have wished for as we prep for well-earned, feet-up and kicking-back glide into our golden years.
Pascale and I are still in East Hampton and still have the travel bug.
My situation at present is not so different from other classmates. My son, Jeff ’95, who is finishing his Ph.D. at EUI (European University Institute) — remote defense on May 21 — was on vacation in Florence when the pandemic began to raise its ugly head there.
Joe Carroll reports that he is safe and healthy living in Greensboro, N.C.
Chris Patterson is very active on social media living in Australia.
Bill Senft and Louise’s oldest daughter, Paula, was married last fall.
Marietta and George Kelly have been splitting their time between Denver and Baltimore.
Robin and I have been social distancing in Bethany Beach, where we are usually found these days anyway.
Deb and I continue to enjoy our life in Portland, Maine, where I am now a full professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of New England.
So my wife, Sheryl, and I are recently back from India where my son Alec was married. Visited the Taj Mahal and got out right before the coronavirus shut everything down.
I continue on multiple daily meds...an antibiotic, an antiviral, a bone strengthener, baby aspirin, as well as two major cancer meds, one orally for two weeks per month and another by monthly infusion (4+ hours in the cancer center).
Crazy times we are living through. Paula and I drove to Baltimore on March 20 and will be staying here for the duration of the state of emergency.
Sally and I have moved to Maine full time, a longtime dream of ours. I will be working from home and be in St. Louis once or twice a month when the world comes back to normal. Our daughters are also sheltering in place in Chicago and Denver.
Dr. Jay Goldstein continues in his role as an Instructor in Kinesiology at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Health. Jay also runs his own consulting practice in youth sports initiatives.
Les Goldsborough is now the Director of Philanthropic Planning at Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
John Zentz’s daughter, Allison, graduated from TCU this spring.
Steve Snyder’s daughter graduated from James Madison this spring. The proud father posted some pictures on Facebook.
I was in Singapore for SARS, so I had a dry run of sorts. Not something I would have ever recommended, but it has come in handy.
As I sit in my office at home and try to make sense of all the world’s madness, I find myself continuing to refocus on the things that have mattered most to me.
First, and most important, was the tragic loss of our class act brother, Henry Galleher, in July of 2019.
Sadly, one response was the news that Jock McNair died in June 2018. Those of us who attended Calvert School were his classmates for 12 years.
Not that any year is good to have a pandemic but for it to happen the year of our 45th reunion made it that much worse.
Your secretary, Guy Hollyday, now a great-grandfather, writes a daily poem for his local community and plants a tree or two in nearby Wyman Park
Tom Fenton and Simone are living in New York City, where they have both had ER visits and hospitalizations and are now quarantined in their apartment trying to recover from the coronavirus. Tom deeply regrets the recent death of his older brother, Matt.
George Thomsen and his wife, Mary Ellen, are looking forward to a family vacation this summer in Cambridge, Md. Included in the fifteen people on the trip will be Philip Thomsen ‘15, son of Roszel ‘76, who graduates from Harvard this year, and Abigail Thomsen, daughter of Laurence (Lee) ‘85, who is graduating from Macalester College.
Bob Rich and his wife, Joan, are involved and Zooming with their families, including eight grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren, with another on the way.
Holland Wilmer continues his law practice although his work time has eased back to four days a week.
As some of you may know, we lost Chris Murray last year to ALS. He handled his illness with incredible courage and grace. He was a great friend and classmate.
Gough Thompson and Irene continue to enjoy their Rancho Santa Fe home, its natural setting, and bird life.
John Strickland is not enjoying stay-at-home, but is happy to be well and living in Florida. He gave up flying last year, but is still living at the airpark and has his old plane still in his hangar, even though it has been sold.
I’m still teaching at Butler as a professor in dance (since 2004).
Rob DeMuth works at Merrill Lynch and walks a lot.
Dan Long is itching to get back to his bees. He lives in Athens, Ga., has undertaken the task of building a house, is becoming a certified Master Beekeeper, and is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his Brushwood Nursery.
James Smoot is an avid tennis player, but he tore his Achilles last year. He’s almost 100 percent and is back on the courts.
...still in Baltimore, and now is raising two daughters with his wife, Catherine Pierre.
Still living in south Florida just below West Palm Beach.
Dr. Chris Wilson, who lives in Silver Spring, has been married to Tiffany since 2015, and works as a physician with a specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation in a multidisciplinary group.
Speaking of touching classmates, I made the big move to Dr. Willie DeVeas. I remember those big claws from the gridiron, but I must say he’s quite agile for a big guy. He’s a fabulous dentist.
The Carroll family is thankfully non-remarkable while navigating the new reality.
Hey all! I’ve actually been in Baltimore since March 12. Sadly my mother passed away and I travelled back home to handle her funeral arrangements right before the whole pandemic thing hit.
Gill Deford and wife Laura continue to reside in Cambridge, Mass., close to Harvard, where they met as students.
Betty and I are sequestered in our homes like many others. Both of us are fortunate to be able to work from home.
Rick Green is retired and has enjoyed being back in more regular contact with friends from childhood days at Calvert School and Gilman.
Chuck Baker quit his job and is now a dedicated online poker player and blackjack enthusiast; he has to play online because casinos have banned him due to card counting and stealing robes.
Will Stewart is excited to announce he is engaged to Jessie Montgomery of Harrisonburg, Va.! She is a graduate of UVA and Fuqua, currently working as a VP of external affairs for a nonprofit.
Ben Lucas is still living the Cali life…typical day includes chai latte, surf, burrito for lunch, surf, yoga class with wife, surf, hang with the family, decide board shorts/tee combo for next day, sleep and repeat!
Alec Riepe during the last year has learned Italian, picked up archery, took online courses in multiple disciplines and read at least one book every week. Just kidding. With two small children he survived by drinking what would normally qualify as excessive, but in 2020 counted as drinking appropriately.
Brian Margarine and his wife, Brooke, with their children, Victoria (11), Parker (10), and Scarlett (7) got a puppy named Jax.
Clayton Apgar and his wife, Kate, and son, Cal, are looking forward to a move to San Diego in spring 2021!
Keith Baker, when not sunbathing in the lower lots at Gilman or working the umbrella rentals in Dewey, can be found wearing a hard hat and a lax penny at his day job.
Andrew Wooten’s life in the ‘Big Easy’ has changed and Mardis Gras will always be different post-COVID.
Matt Garrity has mastered the art of installing car seats in rental cars to enjoy hiking or ski days outside Manhattan.
Brendan Callahan’s life in 2019/2020 has been spent chasing around their three kiddos (8, 5, and 2), which was his same response as last year and will be the same next year, but the math on their ages will be different thanks to Mr. Matthew’s skilled teachings!
Morgan Salmon is living in north Philadelphia (but not born and raised), he works at Amazon going on year two where he spends most of his days, he enjoys chillin’ out, maxin’ relaxin all cool on the beaches of Jamaica when the three young kids (10, 5, 3) aren’t in school.
David Chalmers’ mother (and our class mom) Linda Trapp celebrated her final year at Gilman teaching language and coaching cross country; let’s be honest, she was the only good runner in the family.
Ken McNish is finishing his 12th and final year at Charlotte Country Day School. This coming year he will be the Upper School athletic director at St. Paul Academy and Summit School in St. Paul, Minn.
Trent Stone is working on multiple DIY projects around the house over the last year. He has an almost completely potty-trained and totally rambunctious 2-and-a-half-year-old boy. In June, he will have a little girl to add to the family.
Gene de Juan has been dealing with chronic pelvic pain for eight months and had to take a break from medical school.
Brian Nottingham is still in sales and playing lacrosse, bruh. He enjoys being a husband and father to three kids in Parkton, Md. Brian loves coaching his kids and teaching them his quick reflex secrets.
David Sandler and his wife had a baby in September (their first).
Alan Woods’ wife, Staci, who is exceptionally gifted, is slowly adding to her business, attempting to conquer the criminal justice system in Maryland.
Erik Atas got engaged and planned to get married sometime in June 2020! Erik is still dominating the legal system in Baltimore.
Still at The Tech and finishing my 32nd year on the faculty. My wife, Stephanie, and I have been living in Perry Hall since 1998.
Will Miton, wife Raffaella, and son Oliver (now 3 and a half years old) live in northwest Philly, right across from a nice park and near some amazing mountain biking trails.
Lauren and Charles Wagandt’s kids keep getting bigger. Everyone is still alive and employed, which Charles points out is a genuine achievement these days.
Dr. Karan Kamboh is just as sexy as ever, and he recently starred in a YouTube music video called “Brusher Now,” which is worth two minutes and forty-six seconds of your time.
Shaun Woodland is racking up awards for his work on the big screen. He starred in the film “Unarmed Man,” available on Amazon Prime, which won the HBO “Best Feature” competition at the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival in 2019.
Craig Bennett is expecting his second baby in September. He is the dean of the middle school at Calvert and lives in Rodgers Forge, where he is neighbors with Andrew Faraone.
Henry Russell’s second baby is due any day now (the middle of May 2020.) He coaches the football team at St. Frances, which finished with the #1 ranking in Maryland for the third straight year, and #3 in the country, their highest final ranking.
Tim Hurley may have been in the hospital at the same time as Justin Haas, as his third child, Willa, entered the world on April 6.
Justin Haas was a couple weeks ahead of Kittu with his second son, Wesley (older brother Nathan is 5). Justin lives in Silver Spring and works for the Navy, representing sailors and Marines before the Physical Evaluation Board on issues relating to discharge from service due to medical issues.
Kittu Rao’s wife had an emergency C-section in Miami, as baby girl Anisha Rao arrived on 4/15/20. Anisha remained in the NICU for 12 days and is now doing well.
Apaar Singh’s mom, Mala, passed on May 5 from complications tied to COVID-19. Touching tributes to her appeared in The Washington Post and elsewhere.
My best regards to everyone. I’ve been locked down with my wonderful wife, Sandy, (and a giant orange tabby cat) in Federal Hill during the recent viral crisis.
All good from here in Reisterstown, Md., with the Rienhoffs — lots of projects, open space, and critters out here. Married to Pat for just about 33 years (don’t ask me how she could put up with it).
All is well in Richmond, Va., three adult kids, two who happen to be sheltering with us at this moment. The third lives a mile away. I
I’m trying to meet a ‘Cooper Deadline’ which (after 12 years at The Tech with Hap) I know is an oxymoron. Betsy and I are celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary. Since we’re not going anywhere, I may have to surprise her with something beyond the meal kits in 15 minutes that represent my culinary skills.
Gentlemen, I guess I started my retirement three months early due to the pandemic. If I survive online teaching I will be retiring from The Tech after 38 years, with wrestling (28 years) and baseball coaching (9 years), I can honestly say that I enjoyed every aspect of my 38!
I’m living and working in the northwest corner of Connecticut, not far from David O. My wife, Hope, and I bought property in Sharon, Conn., and are building a high performance factory-built home up at the top of the property on a rocky ledge.
Hello everyone — It’s really amazing what my classmates have done! At the moment I am enduring the COVID pandemic just like everyone else.
Everyone here is healthy and working under COVID-safe rules. Katie goes to the office but she is the only one there. Carter (25) and his roommates work from their apartment in Fed Hill.
Hello from the War Zone in the New York Metro Area. Does anyone else live in the area? We live in Manhattan , but escaped with the full family at the end of March to Salisbury, Conn., in the Berkshires, two hours north of NYC.
As many of you know, Mary Anne and I still live in Grosse Pointe Park, a couple of blocks from Detroit. We’re going on 21 years here. We have three children, who make me a blessed and proud old man.
I guess it has been a few years since I’ve been in contact. It’s great to see everyone here doing well. I hope we all survive this current crisis.
Howdy, folks, and greetings from Wisconsin! Sue and I are now in our 26th year in Milwaukee where we have become Packers, Bucks, Brewers, Marquette, and U Wisconsin Badger fans, there IS a lot of cheese and beer, and we did have some snow flurries on Mother’s Day.
From Baltimore, I can report that I have rejoined the Gilman Board of Trustees after a two-year absence, and if my math is correct, by serving for another eighteen years I will have tied our classmate Michael Weinfeld’s tenure on the board.
Greetings from Chapel Hill. Sue and I are still in the same house where we raised our daughters. It’s tucked into a forest above a marsh — getaway spaces that have been a boon in the time of COVID.
Debbie and I returned from a ski trip to Whistler, BC on Friday the 13th, just in time to shelter in place.
Great to hear from everyone; the Jerveys are well,shivering in fear in the basement of our house in Bethesda
We too are “hunkering in the bunker” in Richmond, but do escape to the lower Chesapeake as much as we can. Both kids are in Colorado living the dream as fly fishing and mountain biking are accepted forms of social distancing.
Life is still wonderful here on the Chesapeake, although these incessant Zoom calls impinge on my ability to go outside and enjoy the beauty of living on the Bay.
It’s good to hear that so many of us are safe during these uncertain times. I’m happy to report that all is well with the Wyche family.
I am happy to report the family is safe. I work at a software company in Virginia while living in Randallstown, not far from McDonogh (pass it all the time). I have been telecommuting for years so the stay-at-home order has little to no effect on me.
I moved back from California in November to Baltimore to work for a firm that is now moving its headquarters to Phoenix in only six months...another corporation leaves...so sad.
I’m pleased to report the Johns family is healthy. Susan and I had the fine planning skills to buy a larger house in the same community we have been living in Bonita Springs, Fla. just before COVID hit.
I recently ended a 16-plus-year career at M&T Bank/Wilmington Trust. Not ready to hang it up; so, looking for the next chapter opportunity.
Life continues to be good in Burlington, Vermont. Nest is empty. Kids all healthy though entirely hobbled by COVID — their many fire-irons cooled way off.
I’m still teaching physics at Eastern Michigan University, so of course that means I was scrambling a couple of months ago to convert all five of my courses to entirely online experiences.
After nearly three decades of expansion, Jennifer and I decided to downsize. So last summer we moved onto the campus of McDonogh School — which is surreal.
Another journey comes to an end as I completed my MBA from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.
Ross Pearce has had a challenging spring as senior steward of the Maryland Racing Commission and co-chairman of the Manor Steeplechase Race.
Jim Lynn proudly announced the birth of his first grandchild, Declan James Feeney, born last November.
Henry Blue writes he and wife, Liz, remain in Butler, with Liz active in volunteer work and riding horses, both of his sons now married (one in NYC and one in Chattanooga), and his daughter living in Maryland coaching varsity lacrosse at Garrison F
Mac Finney continues his essential work keeping us in Baltimore informed, as he files news stories and broadcasts remotely out of his car.
Brad Mudge writes that he is finishing up a yearlong sabbatical from his teaching duties at the University of Colorado, but that progress on his research has stalled a bit around the recent coronavirus shutdown of the university.
It is great to hear from everyone, especially in anticipation of our pending 50th reunion.
Ben Stallman, still happily living in York, Pa., among family and longtime friends, informs us that his life is full and sweet.
Ben Bird wrote in from his Seabrook Island, S.C., paradise that he is short on news, long on health and living the good life with Marsha just waiting for the next Spoleto Festival in Charleston.
Bert Muecke wrote in raving about the recent trip he and Tania took to Oregon.
Cristobal Bonifaz has assured us that this is the year that his (I think somewhat autobiographical) novel, "The Curse of Eleuterio Rodriguez," will be published.
Speaking of walking the neighborhood, Tony Carey and Ellie are still ensconced at home in their stylish townhouse near the Baltimore Inner Harbor.
Ben Proctor and Sue, avid travelers, have been really slammed by COVID-19. They cancelled an RV excursion to New England and then a cruise to the Greek Isles.
Cary Woodward, our contribution to the Gilman faculty where he distinguished himself for several years, regrets having to forego his customary vacation to Maine with Peggy.
My personal big news is that I retired for a second time; this time it will stick. I live in Charlotte, and our three children are currently sheltering in place with us.
On the religious front, I’ve been particularly engaged these past two decades with The Institute for Islamic, Christian & Jewish Studies (ICJS.org), an organization with quite a few Gilman connections having been founded by Gilman buddies Charlie Obrecht and George Hess, along with others they attracted, with former Gilman pastor Chris Leighton as its first executive director.
I’m still living outside D.C. in Northern Virginia and working at a commercial finance company called Midcap Financial. I’ve been staying home since mid-March where my wife, kids, and I are all trying to keep up with work/school remotely.
Presiding from home, Baltimore City Circuit Judge Sylvester Cox wrote, “COVID 19 has severely hindered the administration of justice, yet we do what we can to preserve the judiciary.”
Arthur “Tiger” Cromwell wrote that his athletic activities at Gilman focused on running, “on dirt, gravel, sidewalks — it didn’t matter — just keep going as long as you could, as fast as you could,” and that the pandemic’s relevance to the more than seven years he spent doing mission work in Venezuela includes confronting fear with the power of prayer.
These days, I am counting my blessings more often as we stay sequestered. Reopening our respective towns will not be easy but there is hope now, I believe.
Annie and I are enjoying having our two boys, Benji and Timmy, home again. When not complying with a government-ordered quarantine, Benj works in D.C. for the consulting firm Water Street Partners.
My favorite recollection of the Calvert football team was the ‘Suber Sneak,’ where our massive front line would part the enemy forces, and while the entire blocking force ran to the right in front of Charlie Jenkins, he made a sly handoff to Suber Huang, who would sneak through a gap in the center of the line for a big gain before some huge linebacker flattened him.
During my time at Gilman, I was good friends with Alex, and used to spend the night at his home in Roland Park often.
John Purnell and his wife, Claire, in their 30th year together in Annapolis, “quarantine well together,” he wrote, and “her office is now in our dining room where she is designing books for the Smithsonian and for other customers.
Last year I took the plunge, and bought the ‘retirement home’ down in the warmer climes of central Florida.
Suber Huang, who was scheduled to be the keynote speaker for the Calvert School’s class of 1970 50th reunion, until that event was postponed amid the pandemic, focused his update less on his ball-carrying skills and more on concerns, including his son’s role in addressing the worldwide plague.
While COVID is a big deal here, as in Baltimore, I think we will have enough beds, ventilators, and PPE.
Kirk Smith assured us that “I’m still conducting in various locations around the world and looking forward to the world opening up again. I’m also working from home in the CBD industry as well as world travel. As (Leonard) Nimoy used to say, ‘Fascinating.’”
Dixon Harvey wrote from his home just outside Baltimore that “the most important things on the personal front are that as Janet and I get ready to celebrate our 35th anniversary, our kids, their spouses, and our grandson are all healthy and doing fine through the shutdown."
Garrett Waters’ evangelistic forays and recent sermonizing coincide with his “working part time at present, and thus, have some money to pay my necessities.”
We are all still healthy, and we now count ourselves among the luckiest. Even though Switzerland has among the highest infection rates in the world, social distancing is the default condition in the mountains, so the general lockdown is not very difficult for us.
Also living in Baltimore, Scott Graham wrote that his wife, Beth, is a yoga teacher, their daughter, Maria, is finishing up college, and of the older two children out of school, Duncan lives in San Francisco and is a “techie,” while Rachel is living in Hampden and is a wellness coach.
Among our classmates already making life changes when the pandemic hit was Nick Richardson, who wrote that, “I changed employers at the end of last year leaving M&T to go to Fulton Bank, still in the capacity as an SVP and senior lender."
We are still in Philly as well, and I’m still working for GSK Pharma R&D. I’m also hoping to hang in there for three or more years. Hope everyone is doing well during these difficult times!
Charlie Steinberg tallied that this spring marked “the 44th anniversary of our Encounter projects — and mine is beginning its 45th year..."
Angus Finney and his wife, Allyson, were preparing to move to Table Rock Lake, Mo., later this year.
After becoming the 1,459th person to spend the winter at the South Pole, Antarctica in 2015/2016, Darby is now the Partner and COO of the largest independent craft brewery in the country of Colombia. He is still a chef and world traveler while he builds his companies in South America and around the world.
We are still living in Albuquerque and are now legal guardians of our late daughter’s two sons, Jaewon Choi (age 16) and Jin Choi (age 13).
No thoughts of retiring from my law practice and civic activities yet. Katie and I are doing more traveling.
Hi everyone, it’s so good to hear from all of you! Sit down, folks, because I have a lot to tell you.
Charlie Bradford and his wife, Sue, in retirement, enjoy living in an old family farmhouse on 40 acres in Marshfield, Mass.
Johann Torres is now the senior medical director and chief medical information officer at Miami Beach Community Health Center where he is also an internist and HIV specialist.
He has been caring for his wife, Betsy, who has suffered with Alzheimers for 15 years.
George Shriver passed away in a retirement home in Tucson, Ariz., on April 24, 2020.
Our Pacific Northwest classmate and lacrosse-legend-turned-treefarmer, Sam Sadler, had this to report...
Another scholar athlete and class treasurer, Cliff Harding, reported that as a member of the “Octo Generation,” he is acutely aware of life’s changes.
Class vice president and classmate voted most popular, Neil Bouscaren, reports that, “Nothing of significance here, still doing a few surveys solo of local fauna and flora for local NGOs.”
John still pursues his great love of sailing, but no longer as a skipper.
Among our scholar athletes (I was neither) is former Class President Charlie O’Donovan, who is living the life of the typical ninth-decader and lamenting the fact that it’s spring, the grass is green, the trees are full, the flowers are blooming, BUT — as of this writing, the golf courses are closed thanks to COVID-19.
My wife, Lisa, and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary this May. We live in Dundalk where we both grew up. She’s quite the Greyhound wrestling fan...
Next summer, when we finally get through this pandemic, I am supposed to hike the Coast to Coast Path (across northern England) with an old friend from McDonogh ’68...
I am a partner at Rimon Law, an international law firm with a new Baltimore office. I still do real estate transactions and real estate litigation.
Rob Demeule is a civil engineer at Huitt-Zollars in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Rob Mendelsohn is a senior software engineer at Neurala in Boston.
In 2019, Reverend Tim Schenck of The Episcopal Parish of St. John the Evangelist in Hingham, Mass., published a new book, “Holy Grounds: The Surprising Connection between Coffee and Faith — From Dancing Goats to Satan’s Drink.”
I have been with Walt Disney World for the past 22 years after serving as the assistant general manager for the Stockton Ports Professional Baseball Club. For the last 10 years, I have been the manager of Food and Beverage Concept Development Projects.
I am still down in sunny Sao Paulo, Brazil. I am the general manager of iCAABS, a consulting firm that helps international companies expand into the Brazilian market.
I’m living in Media, Pa., with my wife (20-year anniversary coming up!) and three kids, the oldest a senior in high school. I’m an anesthesiologist at a local community hospital with neuroscience, trauma, and burn center.
I am celebrating ten years at Brown Advisory on July 1 where I am focused on client work and community engagement. I volunteer on five nonprofits and otherwise try to catch every sports event of my two high schoolers — one at Gilman, one at RPCS. All good!
I am a pediatric heart surgeon at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. I have a busy lab doing research on surgical planning in virtual reality, tissue engineering, and artificial hearts.
All is well in Charlotte, N.C. I retired from Bank of America a few years ago. Took some time to fish and do some Habitat builds in El Salvador.
I live in San Antonio, Texas, with my wife, Debra, and sons, Aidan and Kyan. I am the senior financial officer for USAA Residential Real Estate Services.
I have been social distancing since mid-March with my family in Santa Fe. All are well. I opened up my own consulting company last fall — Fish Leadership Consulting — helping schools, universities, and companies to build cultures of leadership (fishleadership.org). Wishing all Gilman community safety and good health!
I have become an avid saltwater fisherman but am limited by sea sickness. I still strive to be a Redmond Finney first-class citizen and pick up trash when I see it!
I live in Manhattan with my wife, Georgia, and my two boys, William (18) and Robert (16).
I am living (and now working) in Bethesda, Md., with my wife and three kids (two of whom were in college before COVID).
I am still living in Alexandria and I’m in my 19th year working with the Department of Labor as Director of real estate services for their Job Corps portfolio (I’m a consultant with CBRE but have been on this particular contract since 2002.)
I have been working as a senior electrical engineer for a company called Aloft for the past four years.
My wife, Megan, and I live in Annapolis with our three kids.
Hugh Marbury and his wife, Elise, have two high school children in Annapolis, and Hugh is now a partner in the D.C. law office of Cozen O’Connor.
Kenzie Marty and wife Elizabeth have four children in Rodgers Forge, and his oldest daughter is about to graduate from the University of South Carolina.
Rick Roebuck and his wife, Jen, are at home with their SMU freshman Ted while their older son Ricky is living off campus until he graduates from the University of Richmond.
I recently moved our Merrill Lynch wealth management team to Hunt Valley and coach travel soccer.
All is good in the Wyskiel house. Christy is doing her Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures work from our sunroom.
I moved to Greenspring Valley in January, leaving Roland Park. Jack is graduating from Gilman this year, off to study and play lacrosse at Syracuse next year.
Pre-COVID-19, I had the good fortune of not only celebrating 100 years of Gilman Wrestling, but also watching my nephew Andy Weinstein ‘20 be crowned the 126lb MIAA champion.
Currently, I am head of school at the Trinity Preparatory School in Winter Park, Fla. It’s been a whirlwind of change as we have experienced the novel coronavirus and its impact on our economy.
We are just trying to manage through the pandemic as best we can. Like many of us are probably doing, I’m teleworking from home, still with KPMG, and currently on a rotation with their audit technology office.
I am a vice president with The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company. I have been with W-T for 28 years since graduating with a civil engineering degree.
I started a new position with Honda Motors Trading Division: risk manager for Honda’s North America regional supply chain activity.
I live in San Carlos, Calif., with my wife, Kelly, and two sons, Nate (16) and Xander (13).
My wife Corie is doing great after a battle with breast cancer. My oldest transferred to our alma mater, UVA, and is headed there in the fall.
I am two years in now as the founding director of the Burlington City & Lake Semester. It’s an immersive program in partnership with Burlington High School that gives a diverse group of 20 juniors and seniors the chance to use the city as their classroom for one semester.
I am a partner in Franklin Financial Group. We work with businesses and individuals all over the country with their employee benefits, insurance, and retirement planning.
Ethan Weiss chronicled his decision to head to New York from San Francisco to help treat COVID-19 patients
Laura and I are still in Baltimore. She’s working part time for an internist and watching our grandson, Harry, two days a week.
Matt Buck enjoyed a very proud moment, in June of 2019, with the graduation of daughter Abby from the school that Matt heads, Calvert Middle School.
Neil Harris has completed his first year of retirement with wife Ann, moving from Boston to their place in New London, N.H., where they are enjoying rural life.
Steve Redd is retired, but he reports he is the person who opens the Towson Y each morning at 4 a.m.
Jimmy Potter recalled the 50th anniversary of his UVA lacrosse championship team. Jimmer was captain and an All-American midfielder on that team.
Gordy Allen and Jan welcomed their third grandchild, Olivia, in June of 2019.
Tom Webster reports that he is now a grandfather.
Although this is hard to believe, Marcia Goldberg has put up with Nelson for 45 years of marriage!
I am consumed fighting huge industrial open-net salmon farms being introduced into Nova Scotia’s bays and harbors.
John Helfrich is a grandfather, now for the third time, but is worried that our Class Notes are moving closer to the front.
Diane and I and family are all alive and doing well under the current virus restrictions.
Coming up on three years since closing ceremonies this coming May, and I can still remember sweating through my blue button-down and blazer.
Butch West and wife, Peggy, still are living in the house Otts found for them years ago.
David Trussel is another one of these winter travelers, but not to Florida.
John Snead is enjoying retirement.
Nothing important has happened to me. I am somewhat busy trying to make money to pass on to my wife and children.
John Loeb writes that despite his and and Anna Belle’s love of New Orleans, they are moving back to Philadelphia to be closer to their son Locke and four grandchildren.
Craig Cutter had some good news. He is healthy and feels good “except when I look in the mirror or remember that our youngest grandchild graduates from college this spring.”
Nothing to report that everyone is not already all too familiar with.
For yours truly, life has become less frenzied as I seek to understand it better by attempting an autobiography. I also continue to write about, photograph, and sell mineral specimens online.
Paul Dowling, while reporting no changes, boasted of a notable accomplishment.
Teddy Mudge and Joan live in Ligonier, Pa., where they raise thoroughbred race horses.
Lance Bendann enjoyed excursions to Williamsburg, Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Shore, Chadds Ford, Stone Harbor, N.J., Chautauqua, and Washington and Lee.
Unfortunately diagnosed with Parkinson’s and prostate cancer.
Barry has been in the commercial real estate development and investments business for 47 years.
Ward Coe and Christie went to Rincon, Puerto Rico, in February, Western Ireland in April, and in October to Uganda and Rwanda on an excursion that included tracking chimpanzees and mountain gorillas
His son and daughter-in-law both work in the emergency room at GBMC.
Peter Rodman wrote that a family reunion in Cape Cod in May to celebrate his 75th birthday might not happen.
From his winter residence in Florida, Bill Legg mentioned that as president of a golf club in Key Largo he was preparing for a board meeting that would decide whether to close the club to guests and family members just as spring break was about to flood its membership with kids and grandkids.
Some sad news to report. This past year we lost G.B. Gordon and Bill Woodward to illness.
Pat Mundy is still working at the Maine State Prison, where he continues to teach American History and Justice to inmates.
Conway Ziegler reports of a wonderful trip taken in June 2019, with his daughter Julia (now 26), to London, Paris, and the Normandy celebration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 4.
Richard Wasserman “Wass” reports that he “timed out” at Venable, after almost 40 years there, in December 2017, and joined the Baltimore-based firm Offit Kurman.
Always, one of our most adaptable classmates, Crossan O’Donovan and wife, Brenda, have tolerated and survived COVID isolation in their new retirement center in Raleigh, North Carolina, and are seeming to appreciate the gradual opening up of things.
Fred Neesemann reports that he has recently moved to a retirement community in Jacksonville, Florida...
Once again, Bentley Offutt hosted a very enjoyable luncheon for Joe Healey, who was visiting Baltimore from Kenya. In attendance were Dick Biggs, Cooper Graham, Julian Jones, Phil Briscoe, and yours truly.
Spencer Everett has married again, as reported last year, to Ellen, his “#1 bridge instructor!”
Jim Hartle retired from the University of California-Santa Barbara 15 years ago, but he still goes into the office most days “working hard to understand the beginning of the universe through theoretical physics.”
Fritz Baukhages reports that he and wife Ann spend winter months at their condominium in Southern Pines, N.C., but continue to live in Luray, Va., where they have been for many years.
Dick Biggs provided a very interesting summary of his life since Gilman, covering his education, his career, his family, and his health.
Lorne Smith is living in Lafayette, Calif., outside of San Francisco with wife Ashley and two daughters, Mozelle (7) and June (5). Lorne is working in lacrosse for TRUE Sports building the next great brand of lacrosse gear, while also coaching in town and making his own lacrosse products under the Firethreads brand. Lorne was inducted into the US Lacrosse Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame a few years ago.
Paul Schilpp lives in New Canaan, Conn., and works at a private equity firm in town. He has three little ones, ages 9, 8, and 2.
Alex Mueller lives in Boise, Idaho, with his wife, Kari, and two children, Anja (12) and Beck (10). He enjoys coaching baseball and basketball, fly fishing, skiing, and hiking with his dog in the foothills of Idaho. He runs the engineering department for SigningDay and is a freelance software engineer.
Mark Abrams is the chief product officer for Ascend Learning’s nursing education division. He lives in Ellicott City and is married with four boys.
Drew Poffel leads a team at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, based in Rockefeller Center. He works primarily with HNW individuals, families, and small institutions. He’s been living on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for the past 10 years.
Jay Arnold has lived in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. for the past 15 years. He left Investment Banking in NYC and headed back to grad school for his MBA at Darden (UVA).
Nauman Siddiqi moved back to Baltimore five years ago. He is an interventional cardiologist and works just down the street from Gilman at Union Memorial. Nauman and his wife, Aiza, have a 7-year-old son, Zidan, who is in first grade at Gilman.
Lieutenant Colonel Brian Holloway is serving in the Army as an engineer. He is currently stationed near Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, working on a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology.
Herb Beatson moved to San Francisco in September of 2018 after 15 years in D.C. to join Sepio Capital as co-CIO and managing director. He is running a hedge fund and real estate private investment fund for the firm. He is currently splitting time between San Francisco and Utah.
David Payne and his wife, Jennifer, live in Baltimore with their sons, Beckett (6) and Xander (3). David is currently the CFO of Tessemae’s and spends his down time volunteering for the football program at Saint Frances Academy.
Doug Hamilton lives in Baltimore City with his wife, Angela, and daughter, Charlie, age 10.
Matt Carbine works at Calvert Hall. He has a 10-year-old daughter and just finished an MBA at Loyola University Maryland.
Terrance Whitehead is residing in Northern Virginia with his wife, Kourtney, where he has been for the last 20 years.
Andy Snow and his wife, Kim, are celebrating their 15th anniversary and live near Annapolis with their two boys.
Peter Bridgman is the president of Visionworks, a $1B eyecare company based in San Antonio. He has two little girls, Evy (4) and Charlie (2), and is married to Hilary.
James McIntyre lives in Mountain Lakes, N.J., with his wife, Lauren, two boys, Trevor (8) and Grant (7), and daughter Adair (4). He coaches his boys’ lacrosse and works in New York as Sr. MD and COO of Moore Strategic Ventures.
Hans Breville is currently working at PwC, advising health care clients on how to transform to best meet market and customer demands.
Dr. Arman Taghizadeh is a board-certified child, adolescent, adult psychiatrist and a sports psychiatrist.
Brandon Thornton lives in Baltimore. He just started his 17th year at the Public Defender’s Office. He got married last year.
Corey Popham is married with three children and lives in Rumson, N.J. His kids are 14, 13, and 11. Corey works in Manhattan for BTIG, which is an Investment Bank. In his free time, he enjoys coaching his children’s basketball and lacrosse teams.
Dan McGill lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Nicole, and two girls (Josie, 5 and Dulany, 2). He earned his master’s in real estate from MIT. He works for a value-add focused real estate development firm and skis whenever/wherever the opportunity presents itself.
Brett Myerson lives in Baltimore with his wife, Kelly, daughter, Sophia (9), and son, William (5). He is heading into his fourth year as in-house counsel for Priority 1 Automotive Group.
Jason McCormick lives in Towson with his dog, Mosby. He is managing McCormick’s charitable giving and outreach programs.
Robby Kang is an assistant clinical professor in head and neck cancer and facial plastic surgery at City of Hope National Medical Center in Los Angeles. He is also in a part-time touring band called Help The Doctor.
Spencer Finney lives in St. Louis with his wife, Jodie (of 18 years), and four daughters, Margot (12), Sarah Catherine (10), Julia (7), and Josephine (5). He is a partner in a small private equity firm called Sage Capital, where he has worked since 2005.
After fifteen years of living in NYC, Alex Lopez, his wife, and two young daughters have settled down outside of Chicago, where he works as a portfolio manager.
Bryan Lopez is married to Danielle and has three children, ages 14, 11, and 10 years old. His daughters, Olivia and Lexi, started eighth and fourth grades at RPCS this year. Luke is at Saint James Academy.
Bart Kenney completed medical school, pathology residency, and a GI/hepatobiliary fellowship at Yale. He was an assistant professor at the Yale School of Medicine for several years before eventually taking a job in private practice. He lives with his wife, Alexa, also a physician at Yale, and his daughter, Charlotte (age 4) in Westbrook, Conn.
Dr. Amani Hemphill lives in Leesburg, Va. He is practicing wound care and plastic surgery. In 2018, he founded Skyline Wound Care PLLC, specializing in skilled nursing wound care in W.Va. Amani is also looking for venture capital.
Will Gee is living in Fells Point with his wife, Blair, and spends his days creating virtual and augmented reality at Balti Virtual, a company he founded in 2015.
Travis Brown and Heather live in Pikesville, Md., and are raising three daughters (ages 13, 10, and 7). Travis has a financial advisory practice of 18+ years, and when not at work you can find him in nature, usually biking the local trails.
Lewis Applefeld lives with his wife, Pamela, son, and twin girls in Rye, N.Y. Lewis helps manage a private investment fund
Jon Jachman lives in Rye, N.Y. with his wife, Arielle, and children Matt, Blake, and Hannah. He is a portfolio manager at Taconic Capital, where he has spent the past 19 years. In his free time, he enjoys helping coach his children’s soccer and lacrosse teams.
Ben Wilson lives in Greenwich, Conn., with his wife, Courtney, and their three children, and works in New York City at Barclays.
Anand Dutta is currently a gastroenterologist specializing in biliary and pancreatic disorders working at Wellspan York Hospital in York, Pa. Anand is married to Tara who is a vascular neurologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. They live in Hunt Valley, Md., and have three children (Divya, 6, Jyoti, 4, and Sonal, 1.)
Karthik Balakrishnan is currently an associate professor of pediatric head and neck surgery at the Mayo Clinic, specializing in reconstructing kids’ airways.
After 40 years of practicing law, I retired last year. I have been thoroughly enjoying the freedom retirement brings.
I am still living in Rock Hall on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
This is his son Ed '84 advising that my father Gene Austen '63 passed away peacefully on 11/15/19.
David B. Levy Ph.D. was recently featured in UMCP Alumni Spotlight, which notes David’s forthcoming 10-volume set, three volumes published so far.
It is with great sadness I report the death of my father, Bruce Turnbull, age 88.
David Biddison and Delia live in Newtown Square, Pa., with their son (12) and daughter (8). They have lived in the Philadelphia area for the last 14+ years. David co-owns Traditions of America, a real estate development and homebuilding company.
Dylan Slagle is currently living in Westminster, Md., with his wife, Julie, and son, Nathan, 8. He has been working as a newspaper photographer for the Carroll County Times and Baltimore Sun Media Group for the past 14 years.
Marcus Simms is still living in Atlanta after 21 years, but still keeping the pulse of Baltimore politics. Marcus recently hosted the Gilman Atlanta Alumni event in January 2020.
Living in DC, working as a software engineer for Fundrise. I recently finished an M.S. in Computer Science.
I continue to do a bit of doctoring, in retirement from JH Medicine, using the Spanish I began with Alf Townsend at Gilman, to volunteer offering primary care to Baltimore's undocumented immigrants at Esperanza Center.
My wife of 47 years, Robin, passed on in 2017. Our two daughters are living here in Washington State, and we have 3 grandchildren. Some of you remember my brother, Dave. He is living in Blacksburg, VA. (He doesn't have e-mail at present.)
At age 65, having completely read Social Security and Medicare for Dummies, I have alas decided to continue to work, most likely until I drop.
I caught up with (retired teacher) Cary Woodward ‘53, and John Behm ‘76 at Miss Shirley’s for lunch in early October.
Mitchell Whiteman, Stewart Kesmodel, and Than'l Badder caught up at October's Baltimore Homecoming event held in the newly re-opened Broadway Market and Choptank Restaurant.
Thomas G. Bias of Flanders, NJ died peacefully at home following a long illness on October 17, 2019, surrounded by his wife, Linda Bryk, and daughter, Fiona Kyle.
I was in LA for work and wanted to find a place to watch the Ravens-Cardinals Game.
It's been a busy year for the Cha family. Zan and I are extremely blessed and proud to see our kids grow up and move on to their next stages of life.
Living and working in Los Angeles. Currently as an engineer at Tinder.
My family and I continue to call Manhattan home. Work is at NYU Langone. Play is in Miami. All is well after 29 years.
Our classmate Cary Stewart passed away August 1, 2019.
Members of the class of 1982 – including Tom Waxter, Taylor Classen, Frank Bonsal, Chris Alevizatos, Glenn Lacher, George Doub, Billy Matthews, and Tim Krongard
Not far from Baltimore, Randy Kiefer wrote, “Lynn and I continue to live out in Reisterstown, and I work from home for the American Institute of Physics covering Asia Pacific. Lynn spends time with our granddaughter Taryn 3-4 days a week. Taryn will start kindergarten in the fall, so there will be more free time – maybe. Our daughter Bethany continues working at the Owings Mills branch of the Baltimore County Library, while her husband Jason works for SECU.”
Retirement can mean just switching from full time at one job to part-time at another, as Jim Bergunder wrote from Rheinfelden, Switzerland, “We are doing well in our now 23rd year living in Switzerland, and this has now become our likely endpoint.
Not much new to report career-wise, still keeping busy bridging the medical and IT and informatics worlds in my role as the Chief Apology Officer (apologizing to all the Yale doctors for the extra clicks the EHR; it'll be interesting what we can do with all the data one day though).
Duane Holloway left the New York City area and moved to Pittsburgh in early 2018 to join U. S. Steel as its SVP, General Counsel, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary.
Big news for 2019 - the reality of middle age is setting in. More back hair, less head hair.
Pattsy and I have moved to the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. Mac Plant and Carey Martien are also residents there so we are in good company.
Although I didn’t hear from him this year, I wanted to mention Ludlow Keeney for his effect on our psychic well-being during his time with us at Gilman and afterwards.
Sandy Cochran and his wife of 56 years, Allie, appear to be making Alexandria, Va., their permanent residence after previously living in eight different locations.
|My wife and I welcomed our first child our daughter Madeline Pearl Huber on November 21 2017.|
Adam became a named partner at Janet, Janet and Suggs, LLC.
Fitzhugh Lee, a junior at the United States Air Force Academy, was inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, for being in the top 7% academically of his class.
I am graduating from Dartmouth this June and moving to San Francisco in August. Let me know if you will be in the area!
I graduated from Johns Hopkins University from School of Arts and Sciences in May and will start at AXA Advisors in July.
JACK TURNBULL says that he is enjoying retirement as well, with two trips to Europe, one to Switzerland and one to England. Jack
STAN KLINEFELTER retired from Brown Advisory late last year, so he was able to take care of Sarah, who was very ill in December and January.
|RIDGE TRIMBLE visited CLAY PRIMROSE in San Miguel de Allenda. Ridge reports Clay is enjoying the life as an expat in Mexico. More from Clay later.|
Each fall, I volunteer as an English conversation aide for middle and high schoolers in Gyergyoszentmiklos (Transylvania), Romania.
Lyons George is pursuing his juris doctor degree at Stanford Law School.
Your secretary is still in an apartment in Crozet, Virginia, only a few miles from two of his daughters and their families. Other than a weekly Meals on Wheels delivery and calling Bingo at a nearby retirement home once a week, I vegetate.
Bill Blue wrote to say that Chipper has joined Charlie Obrecht, Gatch, Tom Waxter and him in their monthly luncheon get-togethers. He now has a great-grandson, William F. Blue IV.
Note from George Callard's wife: George has had several strokes in recent years and is currently in a long-term care facility for incurable neurological diagnosis.
Dick Gatchell, who has moved to the same retirement home on Joppa Road that Chipper Hoff and wife, Peggy, are now living in.
Bill Trimble has passed away.
Ever efficient with words, CHIP OFFUT writes: "No updates, and that is good news these days." Amen
I (we) am (are) moving back the Mid Atlantic States on May 18, 2019, after 32 years in Chicago and one year in Indianapolis doing my hand surgery fellowship. Bean and I have a home in Delaplane, Va. we moved out of our home in Winnetka in 2017 and I have been in an apartment in Evanston since then and Bean led the charge to Virginia.
I will be joining the Chinese tech giant Tecent's Investment & M&A team in Bejjing after graduation from U of Chicago in June, 2018.
Christopher Clark lives in Franklin, MA with his wife. three kids, two dogs, one cat, one bird, and an axolotl.
I am living in northern Virginia and working in Washington, D.C. at DLA Piper.
James B. Young '57 passed away on February 18, 2018.
I can report feeling relatively healthy, wealthy enough, and wise enough.
I am excited to announce I have a book coming out about marketing, analytics and org dynamics called The High Roller Experience. Available on Amazon now and bookstores soon. Click here.
Excited to announce the merger of my family business, Chase Fitzgerald & Co with another locally owned firm with multiple generations of roots in the real estate industry, O'Conor & Mooney (they're both Loyola guys but we won't hold it against them.) We are now known as O'Conor Mooney & Fitzgerald.
Still working on the indigent appelate cases in both federal+state courts. Sentences are insanely long, espically for those poor people of color, Great relief to go to Lake Tahoe and see our daughter Caitlin play cello in the symphany there.
Approaching the age of 84! Had a nice visit with Chipper and Peggy Haff here in Charleston several months ago over dinner.
Loving life on the Eastern Shore. Had to give up golf, but playing + singing in a band.
With great sadness we learned that Michael Swanson passed away on October 24, 2018.
Derek Thompson '18, a junior tennis player at Navy, has been named to the All-Patriot League First Team. Derek won all nine of his singles matches this season, seven of which were played against league foes, and posted an 8-1 record at No. 2 doubles. Navy advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 10th time since 1999, but lost to Oklahoma State in the first round. In the loss, Derek became only the third Midshipmen tennis player to win a singles set in the NCAA Tournament. Read more here.
With a 15-11 win over Hofstra, the Drexel Dragons Men's Lacrosse Team and Head Coach Brian Voelker '87 captured the Colonial Athletic Association Championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. This is Voelker's second CAA Championship and the second in program history. Drexel will face Notre Dame on May 15. Read more here.
Former Greyhound lacrosse stars Will Godine '19, Wallace Halpert '20, and Noah Klein '19 have teamed up once again on the Georgetown Men's Lacrosse team. The Hoyas, who posted a 12-2 overall record and 9-1 conference record, earned their third-straight Big East Championship with a 10-9 win over Denver. Georgetown will face Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Will finished the regular season with two assists and 19 groundballs. Wallace tallied one goal, one assist, and 25 groundballs. And, Noah notched a .500 save percentage in six games. Read more here.
James Piper Bond '77, the longtime president and CEO of Living Classrooms Foundation, has been named a member of the 2021 class of inductees into the Business and Civic Hall of Fame by The Baltimore Sun. These distinguished men and women, who are chosen for their leadership and community focus, will be honored at an awards banquet in September. Living Classrooms seeks to disrupt the cycle of poverty through hands-on education and training programs. James has led the organization since 1995, though he joined it nearly a decade earlier as its first full-time employee. Under his guidance, Living Classrooms now reaches 25,000 young people annually. Read the full story here.
Former University of Texas at El Paso quarterback Kai Locksley '15 has signed a contract with the NFL's Miami Dolphins. In two years at UTEP, Kai appeared in 20 games and completed 186 of 350 passes (53.1%) for 2,266 yards with nine touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He also rushed 237 times for 875 yards and 11 touchdowns. This is the first NFL team for Kai, who will play wide receiver for the Dolphins. Read the full story here.
President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Jonathan Davidson '89 to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs at the Department of Treasury. Jonathan has worked on Capitol Hill for more than two decades, serving as Senator Michael Bennet’s Chief of Staff since 2011. Previous to that, he served as Chief of Staff to Senator Paul Sarbanes and Representative John Sarbanes '80, and Chief Counsel to Senator Mark Warner. During the transition, Davidson served as the Biden-Harris Transition’s Economic Nominations Confirmation team lead. Davidson is also an Adjunct Professor at American University’s School of Public Policy where he teaches a class on the Legislative Process. Davidson clerked for Judge William Sessions, Chief Judge of the Federal District Court of Vermont. Read the full announcement here.
Leon Newsome '88 has been named Senior Vice President, Chief Security Officer for the National Basketball Association (NBA) where he will oversee all aspects of security operations for the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League, and the soon-to-launch Basketball Africa League, as well as the NBA’s 15 offices worldwide. Previously, Leon served as the Deputy Director of the U.S. Secret Service, where he oversaw the daily investigative and protective operations globally, implemented emerging protective technologies, and led the agency’s public and private partnerships on issues directly impacting national security. “Leon is an extraordinarily accomplished security professional and leader and we are grateful to welcome him to the NBA,” said NBA President, Administration Bob Criqui. “His vast experience with the Secret Service on a global basis will be an enormous benefit to our fans, players, teams, and staff.” Read the full announcement here.
Army freshman guard Jalen Rucker '19 was named to the Patriot League's All-Rookie team. He is the 18th Black Knight to do so and the first since 2016-17. Jalen averaged 9.5 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 23.9 minutes per game. He shot 36.3 percent from the field, and led the team with 50 assists in 19 contests. Read the full story here.
Kadeem Rodgers '08 has been named assistant athletic director and head football coach at Episcopal High School (Alexandria, VA). Since 2019, Kadeem has been the head football coach at Millbrook School in New York, where he was also the Associate Director of Admissions; Co-Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and a dorm parent. At Millbrook, his team went 6-1 in 2019 in just its third year of competition following a nearly 40-year hiatus. Kadeem previously served as Episcopal’s offensive and defensive line coach from 2015-18; the team went 27-9-1 over those four years and won two IAC championships.
Although the Ivy League's spring lacrosse season hangs in uncertainty, Yale freshman Jack Stuzin '20 has been named the sixth-best incoming freshman by Inside Lacrosse. The defenseman/longstick midfielder spent the fall doing schoolwork remotely, and following an intense workout and strict diet program while in Park City, Utah. Click here to read more about how Jack decided to join the Bulldogs.
Jakob Metz '11, a Baltimore-based attorney, and friends from the University of Maryland noticed a concerning amount of hesitation about the new COVID-19 vaccines. So, they decided to create a vehicle for people to show their support for vaccinations. Their website, vaccinepledge.org, allows individuals to sign a pledge to get a COVID-19 vaccine when it is available to them and to share this pledge on social media. Their hope is that when people see family, friends, and neighbors committing to getting vaccinated, they will become more comfortable with the idea themselves. They are also working to compile and share information about COVID-19 vaccines, including interviews with experts explaining the importance of vaccination as well as how to sign up to receive the vaccine in their state. And, they are also selling bright red #vaccinepledge bracelets to help accomplish these goals, with 20% of the proceeds to be donated to organizations supporting COVID-19 relief.
The Washington Post has announced that Dan Diamond '98 will join its Health and Science desk as a reporter focused on federal health agencies and leaders. Diamond comes to The Post from Politico where his high-impact reporting has sparked congressional investigations into a top Medicaid official’s lavish spending on consultants and led to the resignation of former health secretary Tom Price. During the pandemic, Dan has broken stories about efforts to shape a $300 million coronavirus advertising campaign, political meddling in the CDC’s most authoritative scientific publication, and promises broken by the federal government to the Marshallese and other Pacific Islanders. Read the full story here.
Dr. Edward Trusty, Jr. '91 has been named the 33rd head of school at St. Paul's School for Boys. Dr. Trusty joined St. Paul’s School for Boys in July of 2020 as interim head of school.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Trusty. Read morehere: stpaulsmd.org/boys.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has appointed Erik Atas '97 as a judge on the Baltimore City Circuit Court. Erik has worked with the firm of Zirkin & Schmerling Law since 2013, primarily focusing on criminal defense. His civil practice primarily involves personal injury cases, protection orders and peace orders, and administrative hearings for Motor Vehicle Administration matters. He regularly works with nonprofit drug treatment programs and women’s shelters on a pro bono basis to help people of limited financial means expunge their criminal records. Before joining Zirkin & Schmerling Law, Erik worked as a public defender in Baltimore City for six years, defending clients charged with misdemeanors and traffic offenses in both district and circuit courts. Erik received his B.A. from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Atas was one of three appointments made by Governor Hogan, who said, “I have every confidence that Mr. Atas, Ms. Middleton, and Ms. Dean will continue to be strong advocates for the law and will serve the citizens of Maryland honorably.” Read the full story here.
Adam Aist '14, an Investment Banking Analyst at M&T Bank, has been named a 2020 Living Classrooms Foundation Rising Star. All under the age of 40, Rising Stars are nominated and then honored for their personal and professional achievements, as well as for their charitable efforts. Read the full story here.
By all accounts, the past twelve months have been a roller coaster for Cyrus Jones '12. In a two-week span in November 2019, the cornerback and return specialist was released by the Baltimore Ravens, picked up by the Denver Broncos, and admitted to the University of Colorado Hospital, where he would undergo surgery to repair a life-threatening heart defect that had gone undiagnosed for years. Finally, on December 3, 2020, almost a full year after his surgery, doctors gave him the green light to resume football activities. Now, he's ready to get back into the game he loves and to finish his career on his own terms. Read the full story here.
When Nick Polydefkis '18, a junior water polo player at George Washington University, made the difficult decision not to go back to GW this year, his parents encouraged him to be "part of the solution" to the pandemic. So, rather than simply continue his studies - which already included research on viruses in the Department of Emergency Medicine - virtually, Nick didn't just get one job. He got three! Nick currently works as a full-time EMT and a transport safety officer at Johns Hopkins, and volunteers his weekend time as an EMT for the Baltimore County Fire Department and at George Washington University EMS. While his work has brought him face-to-face with the harsh reality of this pandemic, Nick has also been witness to a number of inspiring moments including childbirths and life-saving CPR resuscitations. Read the full story here.
New England Patriots Linebacker Brandon Copeland '09 has been named to the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 in Sports List for his efforts on and off the football field. On the field, Brandon is an eight-year NFL veteran. Off the field, he teaches financial literacy at the University of Pennsylvania, operates two real estate companies, and leads a nonprofit organization, Beyond the Basics, that focuses on youth empowerment. Read the full story here.
Each year Gilman recognizes its most loyal supporters with a festive celebration called Founders' Society Dinner. In addition to honoring these special individuals, this event helps to remind us all why institutions like Gilman are so important in today's complex and ever-evolving world. This year, the pandemic prevented us from bringing together several hundred alumni, parents, and friends in person. But, we didn't want to miss the opportunity to thank these special individuals. So, we invited a trio of remarkable alumni — Victor Abiamiri '03, Stewart Finney '77, and Arif Joshi '94 — to talk on video about their personal experiences, how Gilman impacted their lives, and what lessons they carry with them to this day. Click here to hear, in their words, what it means to “Be Gilman."
A number of Gilman alumni have been named to Baltimore Mayor-Elect Brandon Scott's transition team. As a member of the Environment & Sustainability Committee, Will Baker '72 will work to protect natural resources. As members of the Housing & Neighborhood Development, Charlie Duff '71 and Khalil Uqdah '06 will work to increase access to affordable housing. As members of the Business, Workforce & Neighborhood Development Committee, Mark Caplan '76 and Cheo Hurley '92 will work to strengthen Baltimore's neighborhoods and businesses. As co-chair and a member of the Fiscal Preparedness Committee, respectively, Mark Kaufman '83 and Doug Schmidt '85 will work to align resources to ensure fiscal stability and innovation. And, as part of the Public Health & Public Safety Committee, Wally Pinkard '69 will help to reimagine public safety and public accountability. Read the full story here.