Welcome to the Class of '52 Website!
Newly Posted Items
- April 30 A new article about classmate Ned Bonnie's longtime work with horse welfare in the equine industry. Click here for a great read!
- The "Mighty Mini" has wrapped up for Y52. For the occasion, we had some wonderful poems written for the class by classmates David Frederick and Tom Greening. Click on their names to read their inspired contributions.
- The lead article in the latest issue of the Alumni Magazine celebrates the Yale Hockey team's marvelous and improbable win of the national hockey championship this year. It also notes that "Yale hockey hadn't made it to the Frozen Four (the semifinal and final games of the NCAA tournament) since...(wait for it)...1952!"
- Philip and Ruth Parham recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary
- Take a few moments to read a light-hearted tribute to our late classmate and Class Counselor, George Adams, written by his friend, Pete Coley, recounting some of the treasure-hunting escapades of a group of young Yalies and their wives in New York City.
- Dan Callahan is now the editor of a new blog www.Over65.TheHastingscenter.org. It is written by those over 65 and aimed at those over 65 as well and he invites all of his classmates to check it out!. (Webmaster's note: This blog offers well-written and thought-provoking articles for those of our age.)
The Literary Corner
Although many of us may have "lost a step toward first" athletically, a number of our classmates are as active as ever in the writing and publishing of books. Our "literary corner" portion of this website seems to be expanding. Of particular note are the first two memoirs listed below by two of the four African-American members of our class.
The 1952 Whiffs Jukebox — Brought back by popular demand!
(Well okay, most of the demanding was done by Alan Stamm.) The magic jukebox that will play all your favorite Whiff songs is now back in operation, and it won't even require you to put in a nickel. Just click here to see the Whiffs as they were in 1952 and at the 55th reunion, then click the song title you want to hear on the jukebox.
Dr. Richard Rifkind and his wife Carole co-produced and co-directed “Naturally Obsessed: the making of a scientist,” a one hour documentary film showing the training of young scientists and their role in the process of discovery. Their film was given an award from the National Academy of Science for excellence in the communication of science. To read more about the film, click here.
Clovis Heimsath, architect, artist and author has been busy. His architectural firm's classroom addition to the Austin Independent School District's Langford Elementary School features some interesting "green building" components; click here for more detail.
To see what some of your other classmates are doing, click on "Classmate Activities."
Recently Deceased Classmates
One of the webmaster's saddest tasks is posting the names of recently deceased classmates on the necrology pages
which list their names in alphabetically and
by date of death. To date, 560 of our classmates have perished. Here are the names of those who have left us in the past year.
|560. Stewart S. Dixon||December 14, 2014|
|559. James J. Tommaney||December 8, 2014|
|558. Amerigo Farina||November 17, 2014|
|557. Joze Kostelec||November 13, 2014|
|556. Donald W. Devine||October 1, 2014|
|555. Dwight Rettie||September 28, 2014|
|554. William H. Fenn, IV||August 21, 2014|
|553. Dr. Mose Smith, III||August 19, 2014|
|552. Dr. George W. Schemm||August 12, 2014|
|551. Edward C. Senay||August 10, 2014|
|550. Robert J. Wilke||August 9, 2014|
|549. Richard D. Crittenden||August 2, 2014|
|548. William G. Freeman||July 26, 2014|
|547. Charles B. Cook, Jr.||July 14, 2014|
|546. Herbert H. Winslow, Jr.||July 14, 2014|
|555. John W. S. Vogel||July 11, 2014|
|544. Felix Tomei, III||July 7, 2014|
|543. Dr. Robert L. Adeson||May 31, 2014|
|542. William H. Henry||May 30, 2014|
|541. Paul H. Miller||May 30, 2014|
|540. William C. Simon||May 30, 2014|
|539. John A. Clements||April 28, 2014|
|538. Richard B. White||April 27, 2014|
|537. F. Reid Buckley||April 14, 2014|
|536. Albert J. Gottlieb||April 14, 2014|
|535. John R. Bergen||April 10, 2014|
|534. Karl Wegner||April 4, 2014|
|533. Samuel M. Lewis||March 10, 2014|
|532. Dr. Eugene L. Bellin||February 9, 2014|
|531. Marc M. Twinney, Jr.||February 5, 2014|
|530. Judge Antone S. Aguiar||February 1, 2014|
|529. Donald F. Lynch||January 30, 2014|
|528. Robert Milligan McLean||January 18, 2014|
|527. Charles W. Smith||January 16, 2014|
|526. Dr. Joel J. Alpert||December 31, 2013|
|525. Arthur J. Seifert||December 28, 2013|
|524. Daniel J. Shanefield||November 13, 2013|
|523. George M.L. Gould||November 3, 2013|
Last update: 12/30/14