Tersina DiPietro, Editor February 2016
I would like to take this opportunity to say Happy New Year to each of my fellow Bordentown Military Institute Cadets and pass along my wish that the New Year rewards all of your future endeavors with success.
Your Executive Board is rolling up its sleeves to get to work on
I have always believed that a leader leads from the front; therefore, this morning I put a check in the mail to register for Reunion 2016. Join with me to make this the best reunion ever.
Jack Harkins '67
ROCKWELL suffered a fall about a year
ago. He wrote, "Since I am almost 90, it has taken about a year with
some surgeries to get back to normal. I am feeling great now. You
folks are doing a wonderful job and please know you have my appreciation and
support. My best to all." Dick reported that he recently lost
his long-time friend and former
'48 In a previous issue of The
Skirmisher, JOHN SODERBERG asked how many
'49 PAUL EDMAN wrote,
"It is good to read the latest edition of The Skirmisher. I
was especially pleased to read of the sponsorship for
'54 MICHAEL RUDOLPH missed Reunion 2014. He was busy moving from Wilton, CT, to Norfolk, VA. He wrote, "Life has been fun, hectic, and busy. I sold my first novel, NOBLE CHASE. It is being published soon (April 2016) by Random House both in hard cover and audio. I retired from the practice of law this year to work on my second novel, THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. Best regards to all." (Ed. Note: Congratulations, Mike!)
'58 DAN HAMPTON recently
MURPHY wrote to say that he is happy
to know that the
'60 BOB CONSTANTINO sent
regards from his home in Japan. He wrote, "I have been living in
Japan since 1989. If any of the
'61 ED FINKLE is spending the winter months in The Villages, FL. He will be running the East Coast operations for Yankee Trails. Alumni in that area can reach him at EFinkle@yankeetrails.com.
'63 We learned that
JOYCE wrote to say that he was sad to
see that MARK SKOLNICK and
PHIL KELLOGG contacted us. He wrote, "Living life in The Villages, FL. I have been here for eleven years. Prior to that I was with Circuit City Stores after twenty-two years in the Marine Corps." Phil would like to hear from classmates and can be reached at email@example.com.
month, BERNARD SANSARICQ wrote, "I was surprised to receive a
telephone call from DUTCH WALDHEIM. He called to wish me a Merry
Christmas. What a beautiful thing to happen to me. We have not seen
each other since 1963! We laughed so much. We had a trip down
memory lane to the time we were at
TANTUM and his wife Valerie live in
'66 We received an e-mail from PHIL GAFFNEY.
He wrote, "Very sorry to read that MARK SKOLNICK passed away.
I did not see him at the last reunion but thought he just was unable to be
there. We talked often at our reunions about our times at
'67 GUILLERMO GONZALEZ is living in Caracas, Venezuela. He contacted us to learn about Reunion 2016. He wrote, "This year I would very much like to travel north and be part of this year's reunion. Back in 2010, I made contact with my old roommate ROBERT PENHALLOW and we spent four hours on the phone. I also joined the Facebook group and exchanged stories with classmates."
'68 Some time ago, we received an e-mail from GARY
KUSHNER. He wrote, "All is well with my family and me.
Gail and I are celebrating our 34th anniversary. I am still active in my
practice but trying to slow down a bit. My son, Aaron, is 32 and lives in
the Washington area. My daughter, Jamie, is 30. She and her husband
just moved back to D.C. from NYC. Our youngest, Stu, is 23. He also
lives in D.C. Business commitments in late October typically make it
difficult for me to attend
'69 We were sorry to learn from JOHN KELLY of the
passing of his brother, JAMES KELLY '63. He told us that Jim went on
to Notre Dame and played on the 1964 and 1966 National Championship football
teams." John added, "I still stay in contact with many of my
The Friday night get-together
will take place at the Bordentown Yacht Club. The Saturday night dinner/dance will
be held at the Scottish Rite building in Bordentown Township. If you want
to contact some of your classmates to make it a really special occasion this
year, let us know and if we have their information, we will be glad to help you
locate them. In the meantime, save the dates of October 21 and 22.
Please remember that our reunions are open to
JOHN KELLY '69 sent the following report of the gathering held in
Dues cards will be mailed out soon. Please note: Dues and other contributions, although much appreciated, are NOT tax deductible. Thank you for your support. The fee is still $20 per year.
The mailbag has been rather
empty lately. E-mail us or write a letter telling us about your
achievements, your family, your job, what you do for fun, etc. The
Skirmisher is more interesting if we have news to fill it. If you
visited or heard from other alumni, let us know. Have you been in this
area? We have observed out-of-state cars at the entrance to what was
"Old Main." We believe you are making sentimental journeys
here. We would like to hear about your visit and your reactions to the
changes you saw if this was your first visit after graduation from
A TRIBUTE TO
ROBERT WILMOT WILLIAMS '59
credits Mrs. Cora Lee, a nurse in the
Who misses, or wins a prize,
Go lose, or conquer if you can.
But if you fail, or if you rise,
Be each, pray God, a Gentleman.
(Located above the entrance to the
The officers and members of the Executive Board join
with the entire membership of the
FEATHERMAN, DANIEL '50
GONTOWICZ, MIRON (Kitchen Manager)
KELLY, JAMES E. '63
KOOKER, JOHN '69
LONGO, THOMAS '61
LUM, WALTER ALLAN, JR. '59
MULFORD, FRANK B. '64
PANCZYSZYN, RICHARD '66
PETROLINO, JOHN J., JR. '64
SLADE, CHARLES D. '49
We thank those alumni who wrote to inform us of the passing of several of those mentioned above.
We have the following
yearbooks available: 1956, 1961, and 1968. If you are interested, please
send a check for $6.00 to cover costs to
SAVE THE DATES
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Bordentown Military Institute Alumni Association
Board of Directors
Jack Harkins '67, President
Joseph C. Platt '74, Vice President
Robert Frisbie '61, Treasurer
Tersina DiPietro, Secretary
Angelo Candelori '56
Joseph Porter '67
Mark Josephson '71
Alex Cooper '70
Jeff Nissim '66
Stan Winowicz '66
James Lynch, Jr. '73
ON THE LIGHTER
A former Sergeant in the Marine Corps took a new job as a high school teacher. Just before the school year started, he injured his back. He was required to wear a plaster cast around the upper part of his body. Fortunately, the cast fit under his shirt and was not noticeable. On the first day of class, he found himself assigned to the toughest students in the school. The smart-aleck punks, having already heard the new teacher was a former Marine, were leery of him and he knew they would be testing his discipline in the classroom. Walking confidently into the rowdy classroom, the new teacher opened the window wide and sat down at his desk. When a strong breeze made his tie flap, he picked up a stapler and stapled the tie to his chest. Dead silence. The rest of the year went very smoothly.