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Tersina DiPietro, Editor December 2012
Now that the dust has
Your Executive Board has
already begun planning
Until we meet again …. keep those shoes and belt buckles shined.
In whatever way you celebrate the holidays, be careful, be safe, and be happy!
Jack Harkins ‘67
REUNION 2012 REVISITED
Alumni gathered at Villa Romanza on Friday evening, October 19, for an informal get-together with their "Band of Brothers." They enjoyed hors d'ouevres and libations as they greeted friends they left long ago and were eager to see again.
On Saturday afternoon, October 20, alumni paraded through
the main streets of Bordentown to the statue site where they were greeted by
Bordentown Mayor JAMES E. LYNCH, JR.
'73. After a brief ceremony honoring
those who have passed on, some alumni went to visit the former Y-Hut and others
stopped at the Bordentown Historical Society building to look at the
At , we went to the Elks Lodge for an evening of dining and dancing. The food was catered by Toscano's Ristorante and it was fabulous. During dinner, elections were held and Board members were re-elected: President, Jack Harkins '67; Vice-President, Joe Porter '67; Treasurer, Bob Frisbie '61; Secretary, Tersina DiPietro. Directors-at-Large: Angelo Candelori '56, Dave Harkness '58, Mark Josephson '71.
After dinner, it was time for the "Old Boys Drill." Once again, the former cadets did themselves proud. Mistakes were very few and added to the fun. Several alumni attended this reunion for the first time but they were outstanding in their performance.
We congratulate the Class of 1961. They had the greatest number of members in attendance. We were pleased to see some members from classes in the early '70s, the "youngsters" of our Association.
At evening's end, we heard remarks such as "Best Ever!" "Top Notch!" "Glad I Came!"
Hope to see you all in 2014!
FRANKLYN FEATHERMAN was unable to attend Reunion 2012 due to previous commitments. He sent regards to all "old friends and alumni."
We received an e-mail from DICK ROCKWELL who recently lost his wife of 64 years. He wrote, "I will not be attending our reunion but will be with you in my thoughts. Your continued friendship and caring is very important to me and I am grateful to each of you for it."
'46 FRANK DUMONT wrote, "Greetings to the entire B.M.I. community. Regret that my wife and I will not be able to make the reunion due to force majeure." Frank would like to hear news about the classes of the mid-'40s. His e-mail is email@example.com.
CHARLIE GOUGH has been in a retirement home (Wesley Enhanced Living Foundation) for five years. He lost all of his B.M.I. pictures, etc., due to flooding. He added, "My heart is still there." (Ed. Note: We found pictures of Charlie in yearbooks at the Bordentown Library and mailed them to him. He was surprised and happy to receive them.)
'48 EMILIO LARACH learned of our Association from his brother, HUMBERTO '52. Along with a sizeable donation, Emilio wrote, "My congratulations to all of you for keeping alive the name of the Institution."
'49 A nice note arrived from CARL CATHERS stating, "Thanks for keeping memories of a great institution alive."
'50 ED "WINDY" NARATIL wrote, "We will be missing again. Our yearly trip to see our kids and grandkids who moved to Maine will take place the 17th to the 24th of October. Looks like either the grandkids will have to change their birthdates or the reunion will have to change dates. I send best wishes to all my classmates. Hope to get there next time."
A letter from the wife of URBAN SALTUS informed us that Urban is in an assisted living facility in Vermont.
is on the sick list. If alumni wish to
send regards to Howard, you may do so by sending them to the
RICHARD KENYON is
on the sick list. If alumni wish to send
best wishes to Dick, you may do so by sending them to the
CANDELORI was given a plaque by the
an e-mail from LARRY CRAMMER. He wrote, "I was a PG day student living
SMITH was a little late in sending dues.
He returned his dues card with this note: "Sorry so late. The cat chewed on this awhile and then hid it
behind a file cabinet. That's my story
and I'm sticking with it. Sure miss the
sorry to report that BURTON WACHTEL
lost his apartment in
'60 LOU SHAPIRO would like to make contact with DANIEL WOEHRLE, his roommate in Landon Hall. If anyone knows how to reach Dan, please contact Lou at LBShapiro@bda-ae.com.
BRENDLE wrote, "Thanks for all you do to keep the memory of
STEVEN GOLDSTEIN wrote, "As a member of the class of 1962, all I can say is it cannot be 2012 as I am only 60!"
PHIL HICKMAN sent a letter stating, "I was on the football team with FLOYD LITTLE in 1961. I would like to reach some of my classmates. I would particularly like to find FRANK CURTIN, originally from Levittown, L. I., N. Y. Also, I would like to make contact with PHIL SHERIDAN, JOSEPH NOVOGRATZ, JACK STRICKER, DONALD TODDINGS, THOMAS HURST, or any of the ball players from the 1961 team." Phil can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Ed. Note: If you do not have e-mail, send information
PETE MERCATANTI sent a note with his contribution. He wrote, "You are doing a great job."
(Ed. Note: We thank you, Pete.)
'64 JEFF GOLDMAN had to miss Reunion 2012. He was in Florida. He added, "I enjoyed the reunions that I have attended in the past."
a note from
BOB STEWART enjoyed all the reunion pictures on our Web site. He wrote, "I was unable to attend but will try to come to the next one. I still have my 1962 and 1964 yearbooks. I wonder if you know how I could get my hands on a 1963 Sword and Sabre." (Ed. Note: If you can help Bob locate a 1963 yearbook, you may contact him at email@example.com.)
'69 CLIFF HAAS found us on our Web
site. He wrote, "After
J. ROBERT PENHALLOW (nee ROBERT WILLIAMS) asked, "Why can't you have the reunion on the West coast for a change, especially for those of us that live on this coast? We have everything here that anyone would ever want – restaurants galore, etc." (Ed. Note: We sent out questionnaires a few years ago to all alumni asking for reunion suggestions. The vote was strongly in favor of keeping the reunions in Bordentown, where it all began.)
'71 GLENN WILLIS is a retired Viet Nam era disabled veteran. He graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor's in English and Creative Writing, and a Master's in English Literature. He earned his Doctorate in Education with emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction. Glenn recently published a book entitled "Dear America, Do You Hear What I Hear?" If you would like a copy, you may send $15 to Glenn at P. O. Box 4532, Antioch, CA 94509.
CHATFIELD sent dues and a note, "Thank you for all your dedication and
good work." KEN REDVANLY and BRIAN
GRAMMER attended Reunion 2012. They
are new members of the
Dr. Bryant Cureton retired as President of Elmhurst College but he is not literally "retired." He has joined the Washington-based Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities as a consultant. He has already done two consultancies (one on the west coast and the second on the east coast), and is preparing for two more. His wife, Jeanette, daughter of Morris Smith and granddaughter of Dr. Harold Morrison Smith, serves on the Board of Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY. They make their home in Williamsburg, VA. Bryant and Jeanette have two daughters. Elizabeth is attending surgeon at the Oakland (CA) Medical Center. Sarah has recently become involved in a year-long executive leadership program in national security policy at the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs.
Tom Lavin had planned to attend Reunion 2012 but a month's trip to Ireland got in the way. He said he would try to make the next reunion.
Leon Papir was unable to attend our reunion but he sent best wishes and warm regards to all former cadets.
w/stand - $5 (reduced from $10) –
postage. To order, send check or money
order (payable to
AVAILABLE FOR SALE - If
you are interested in obtaining a 1961 yearbook, the charge is $5.00 to cover
mailing costs. Please contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE sending your check because it is on a
first-come/first-served basis and you may not be the first person to
respond. We have tried to contact the
original owner but have had no response.
On a similar note, we recently received an e-mail from John Keating (not
an alumnus) who has
REUNION PICTURES - BOB FRISBIE '61 is interested in looking at your reunion pictures. You may send them to Bob via e-mail at email@example.com. If you prefer to send a CD, mail to Bob Frisbie, 129 Texas Lane, Goshen, VA 24439. Bob may choose to include all or some of them with the Reunion 2012 pictures already on our Web site.
Dues notices for
2013 will be mailed to home addresses early in 2013. Please note:
Dues and other contributions, although much appreciated, are not
tax deductible. We thank you for your support in our effort to maintain a viable
Be sure to visit our Web site - www.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.
It saves work on our part. Also,
please note that our e-mail address has changed. You may reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Of course, letters are welcome also if you do
not have e-mail. Our address is
The officers and members of the Executive Board join
with the entire membership of the
BISHOP, GEORGE '42
BRADSHAW, WALTER '41
CHAPMAN, CARLTON T. '53
CRADDOCK, DAVID P. '62
DeJESUS, CARLOS '71
EVANS, MARTIN '68
FOLSOM, RICHARD J. '49
GRANT, COL. JOHN '61
GRANT, STEPHEN '66
HUESTIS, ROBERT '61
NEUBAUER, COL. WILLIAM '37
ROSSNER, FR. JOHN '48
STONE, MORTON '43
STYER, DAVID JR. '34
WOODWARD, IRVIN S. '49
Note: Several of the above alumni died many years ago but we just learned of their passing and believe they deserve a place in this column.