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Tersina DiPietro, Editor Spring 2013
I hope that this issue of THE SKIRMISHER finds you all in good health and enjoying the spring activities, whether at work or on vacation.
of us who attended the concert given by the United States Military Academy
band, the West Point Jazz Knights, on April 5 agreed it was an awesome
evening. As a co-sponsor, the
Your Alumni Association Executive Board has been busy
finalizing plans for our
Until we meet again ….keep those shoes and belt buckles shined.
Jack Harkins ‘67
Good, Better, Best – Never, Never Rest
Until Your Good is Better
And Your Better Best
'39 H. AUSTIN MITSCHER wrote to update his address. He moved from Chatham, NJ, to Eastbourne, England.
'40 JONATHAN GLASBY (age 91) is now
living in Lombard, IL. Your editor
recently had a lengthy telephone conversation with Jonathan. His memory of his
'44 Along with his dues, DICK ROCKWELL enclosed a note stating that he was unable to attend Reunion 2012. He added, "Keep up the great work you all are doing; know it is appreciated."
'45 RICHARD STANEK wrote, "Lucky to
spend the winters in
'47 BERNARD FEATHERMAN is a columnist for the Journal Tribune in Highland Beach, FL, and a former president of the Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Commerce. He is the Mayor of Highland Beach and the Secretary of the Villa Costa Condominium Association. Bernie has served as national president of the Association of Steel Distributors, and was reappointed to his second term on the U.S. Small Business Administration National Regulatory Advisory Board. BERNARD and his wife Sandra are sponsors of the Temple University biennial lecture on American Institutions and Public Policy.
RUSS LORD could not attend Reunion 2012 due to complications. He added, "Hope to make one more reunion before I get too old. I send good wishes to all. God willing, I will be 86 in May."
'48 JOHN SODERBERG wrote, "It is good that someone is carrying on
the ghost of
Along with his dues plus donation payment, DICK WHELAN sent a note stating he hopes to "make the next alumni weekend. Regards to all!"
'49 PAUL EDMAN still remembers the public speaking course he took with Mr. Hurd whom he describes as "an Episcopalian aspiring to be the next Archbishop of Canterbury." Paul said Mr. Hurd
taught his class to look at a person in the back row and speak to him. Paul added, "It is too bad that more speakers do not do that."
'50 During this past winter,
'52 We received an e-mail from HUMBERTO LARACH. He wrote, "I did not make it to the reunion last year but I promise that in October 2014, I will be there, if God permits."
'53 JACK ADAMS sent an e-mail stating, "Been a long time since 1953. Still lots of memories. Wish I could come in 2014 but will not travel that far anymore. I am still in good health or am as of now, but do not go anywhere. I still work three days a week and will as long as I can. Keeps me busy. Keep up the good work."
BOB STUART wrote, "Thanks for all
your great work and The Skirmisher. I have not been in touch with
'55 Along with his dues and donation, BOB MARKEL and his wife, Kay, sent best wishes to all for a healthy and blessed 2013.
BERISH wrote, "I am in the same boat as BURTON WACHTEL. I live in Ortley Beach, NJ, and lost everything due to Hurricane Sandy. The only thing that still exists is the
building that was struck by another house that traveled four city blocks from
the ocean and struck mine. My wife and I
are residing at the home of my daughter and son-in-law in Pennsylvania. I was interviewed by a London reporter
stationed in Washington, DC. The English
people wanted to see and hear what really happened here during that storm. You can catch the interview on
We recently learned that WILLIAM H. KELLY lost his son, Bill Jr., in the tragedy of September 11, 2001. The Bill Kelly Jr. Memorial Golf Classic is held each year in his memory, proceeds of which are used to fund a scholarship at the University of Scranton (young Bill's Alma Mater).
ATAMIAN sent an e-mail stating, "I have not had much opportunity to
travel these last few years but have enjoyed reading the news about
ED FINKLE is looking forward to Reunion 2014. (See his message on page 5.)
'63 JIM KELLY would like to hear from 1963 classmates. He can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RICHARD VAUGHAN sent an e-mail. He recently learned of our Association and said he looks forward to attending future reunions.
Summer is here and if you are interested in swimming pool information, contact WOODY WOODSIDE at (908) 507-6338. He lives in Hackettstown, NJ, and has been in the swimming pool business for many years.
'64 We heard from RICH GUIDETTI who asked us to "keep up the great work."
'65 We received an e-mail from WILLIAM GRAY who was a post-graduate in 1965, starting center on the State champion basketball team, high jump and javelin on track team. Bill lives in Sacramento, CA.
NISSIM sent a message stating that he enjoyed seeing his classmates at
'68 We heard from GARY HOHMAN. After
MARK MASTER is a CPA/Partner with EisnerAmper Private Business Services in Jenkintown, PA.
'71 In memory of CARLOS
DE JESUS who died recently,
ROSE sent an e-mail stating, "Although I did not graduate from
'74 On a recent TV broadcast, CARMAN LICCIARDELLO (known on TBN as "Carman") recently announced that he is battling myeloma cancer. He added, "It is incurable." Carman has received fifteen gold and platinum albums and videos, and has sold more than ten million records. He holds attendance records for the largest solo Christian concerts in history with 80,000 outdoors in Charlotte, NC, and 50,000 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Carman was named Charisma magazine's Readers' Choice for the first "Favorite Male Vocalist of the Year" 1987-1989. Billboard magazine also recognized his influence in Christian music by naming him the first "Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year" in 1980.
FACULTY – Steve Libro sent a dues check and contribution with a note, "Keep up the good work!"
A MESSAGE TO THE CLASS OF 1961
did a great job at the last reunion with the largest class representation. Outstanding!!!! It was great to see all of you again. We certainly had the cream of the crop this
year. The pole vault duo of AL ZARROLI and HANK FARMER appeared together in public. Those were the guys who won the championship
for PGH as the sun set on our great careers at
To those of
you from all classes and those who get this message, we will again convene in
Bordentown in October of 2014. I hope
that we can get even more of our class to come to this event. We have lost a few but there are still many
left who can join in the Spirit and Brotherhood of life at
ED FINKLE '61
- $5 (reduced from $10) –
postage. To order, send check or money
order (payable to
If you have not paid dues for 2013, it is not too late. Please make check for $20 payable to
Be sure to visit our Web site - bmicadets.org. BOB FRISBIE '61 continues to update
that site with pictures, etc., so you might want to go in there
frequently. Also, do not forget that
Please note: If you move or if you change your e-mail
address, please be sure to let us know.
We "lose" alumni because they forget to send changes as they
occur. Also, please tell us your class
year when you send dues and/or letters.
You may reach us at email@example.com.
Of course, letters are welcome also.
Our address is
The officers and members of the Executive Board join
with the entire membership of the
CURCIO, CHARLES P. '43
DARRAH, SIDNEY '40
HAGEN, MERLE '40
JONES, BLAINE '54
JONES, MAJOR GENERAL LINCOLN (ROTC)
KENYON, RICHARD '51
KUCK, HERMAN E. '53
MARSHALL, WESLEY G. '56
MOGLIA, JOSEPH "
OAKEY, JOHN "JACK" '50
SCHWARZKOPF, H. NORMAN '53
SALTUS, URBAN '50
SHAY, HOWARD W. '56
SHERMAN, HOWARD '50