Somewhere—perhaps in a presidential tweet from John Trimble—I read that the great class of ’58 numbers 440 or so, but is projected to end 2019 at precisely 414. Is that why Pete Olsen just sent me wisecracks about “playing the back nine?”
Two well-earned Williamson awards were presented at the October 26-28 mini-reunion in Hanover—to Jack Bennett and Mel Alperin. Mel’s was accepted in absentia by Mark Alperin ’80, as his dad recovered from hip surgery.
Five classmates need to be remembered.
Rudolph Struever of Greenville, Ohio, died on June 17, 2018. A sociology major, he belonged to the DCU, DOC, and International Relations Club.
Carter Elwood of Ottawa, Ontario, died on September 22, 2018, following an accident. A Ph.D. in Russian history, he taught at Carleton University, wrote nine books, including The Non-Geometric Lenin, and owned four Siberian huskies.
Larry Shaw of Seattle, his hometown, died on September 23, 2018. With an L.L.B. from Washington, he practiced general law; with an L.L.M. he specialized in estate planning and taxation. He loved to fly and sail.
Mike Dikman of Roslyn, New York, died on October 7, 2018. A graduate of Cornell Law, he was a handball hall-of-famer who won 23 national titles. He was also a talented magician who performed before the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers the night before he died.
Richard Reycroft of Pembroke, New Hampshire, died on October 25, 2018. A botany major in Hanover and avid gardener, he was a budget supervisor for the State of New Hampshire. He enjoyed woodcarving and genealogical research.
—Steve Quickel, 411 North Middletown Road, Apt. F-310, Media, PA, 19063; firstname.lastname@example.org