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PROFILE UPDATES


•   Russell Bishop  4/7
•   Harold /Hal Morgan (Morgan)  3/19
•   Emmanuel Ezigbo (M. A. )  3/16
•   Victor Koshkin-Youritzin  3/12
•   Robert Diforio  1/7
•   Lynn Keller (Keller)  7/21
•   Tom Stites  7/20
•   Frank Loscalzo  7/14
•   John Wilson  7/3
•   Peter Dodge  6/28
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW


WHERE WE LIVE


Who lives where - click links below to find out.

2 live in Arizona
12 live in California
4 live in Colorado
6 live in Connecticut
1 lives in Delaware
1 lives in District Of Columbia
6 live in Florida
3 live in Georgia
1 lives in Hawaii
4 live in Illinois
3 live in Maine
7 live in Maryland
18 live in Massachusetts
1 lives in Michigan
1 lives in Minnesota
1 lives in Missouri
4 live in New Hampshire
5 live in New Jersey
1 lives in New Mexico
6 live in New York
4 live in North Carolina
3 live in Ohio
1 lives in Oklahoma
2 live in Oregon
10 live in Pennsylvania
1 lives in Puerto Rico
3 live in Rhode Island
1 lives in South Carolina
1 lives in Texas
1 lives in Utah
3 live in Vermont
1 lives in Virginia
1 lives in Washington
2 live in Wisconsin
1 lives in Ghana
1 lives in Hong Kong
1 lives in India
1 lives in Nigeria
3 live in United Kingdom
130 location unknown

MISSING CLASSMATES


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 Class of 1964 WebSite 

 Williamstown, Massachusetts 

 1964 – 2019 

Welcome to the Williams College Class of 1964 web site. We are starting to update this page in preparation for our 55th reunion in 2019, and it will continue as a permanent site for our class.

 

 Classmates: for full access, please register for this site by 

 clicking on    "JOIN HERE"  on the right -->

New November 7, 2015:  Bob Furey passed on a truly outstanding set of videos about Mike Riley: https://mediazilla.com/Gnvmw44r5  Bob encourages those not familiar with Mike Reily and his story to start with the longer video "The Forgotten Man" (item 1) and Tim Layden's riveting presentation. This is a real gem and a keeper for those with purple blood (see Speeches, item 3, including several of our classmates).

October 14, 2014:  The College has received Mike Reily's Scrapbook that documents his school years at Woodberry Forest School and Williams. It was prepared by his mother following Michael Reily’s death due to Hodgkins lymphoma in July 1964.  It was dedicated during Mini-Reunion last Friday, October 10, and has been made available to the Class of 1964 in digital form.

 WOW!! 

Our 50th Reunion was a Pretty Good Shew!  There will be more to come and lots to share.

If you have some photos to post in our gallery, here are some directions:

•  go to your profile under Classmate Profiles

•  click on EDIT PROFILE beside your name

•  click on "Click to Add" Photos to the right

•  click on Upload a New Photo and browse for the photos you want to upload.

New July 9, 2014:  Here are the links for three of the 1964 Reunion Videos:

Terry Finn, Class of 1964 Seminar, The Great War 1914-1918.

Bill Ruddiman, Class of 1964 Seminar, Global Warming

Steve Doughty '64, Honoring Louise Ober '64

 

 

Mark your calendars and make your reservations! 

Accommodations, October 2014 (to be updated October 2019)

Please plan to join us in Williamstown on October 10 – 12 for a wonderful fall mini-reunion weekend with friends from the Classes of 1964-1969.  This weekend will be the grand opening of the new Weston Field complex, with a home field hockey game against Wesleyan and a home football game against Middlebury.  We’ll also enjoy a multi-class dinner on Friday night and class dinners on Saturday night, seminars, activities with students and a great tailgate – all during a beautiful autumn weekend in the Purple Valley.

Look for registration materials later this summer – but make your accommodation reservations now!  This is a particularly busy weekend in the Berkshires and a number of our usual lodgings like the Williams Inn are already fully booked.  You’ll find attached a list of hotels and other lodging options that still have availability.  We have a bloc of rooms and condos reserved at Jiminy Peak.  There are also many vacation rentals available in the area via various websites and we’ve had great reports from many alumni on the fun of sharing with friends and classmates.

We look forward to welcoming you back in October!

 

 

 

Hey, that's Bob Furey, MC.  Can you find John Romans and Dave

Macpherson along with others from '63 and '67?  The reunion took

place on April 6, 2013 at Goodrich Hall.

Bob Furey thinks there's a message here, but I know it doesn't apply to us...lol   ed.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

"Pontifications" by two of our fine classmates!   Following reunion June 10-15, 2014

 

After hearing the final lines of a poem by Louise Ober read at the dedication of her memorial award, many of you asked for the full piece. Actually the poem was one of a pair that appeared in The Red Balloon. .. "Two Pontifications in the Style of Pope" (Alexander Pope and not the Pope) the other written by our classmate Phil Walters, who became much honored for his sophisticated wit as a journalist and, like Louise, left us too soon.   It is easy to imagine the fun that Phil and Louise had as they strained for maximum pomposity! You will know what they are addressing. Phil rails against it. Louise hails it, then works her knife-like twist at the end.          May Wit and Good Spirits prevail as you Read!   (S. Doughty)

TWO PONTIFICATIONS, IN THE STYLE OF POPE

                                                                                                                     P.T. Walters

Above all Laws, which kindly Nature set

For us to cherish, never to forget,

Is this, which man has always known:

From Love and Brotherhood our worth has grown.

Yet now the Angivenal power roars,

"Thus break your Bonds;  bar well Fraternal Doors,"

Cast out from Nature, and now nature face,

As Palinurus with no resting place.

Now triumphs bright, this earthly Angevine.

A Mortal Rule o'erpowers that Divine.

 

                                                                                                                  Louise Ober

Awake Greek houseboy!  Leave all other pleas

To white-haired deans,  if not,  to Purple Keys.

This is the time of telegrams, of sneers,

And maybe even (who knows?) goat room tears.

Arise now, and come forth, not to malign,

But vindicate the ways of Angevine.

 

Self-styled Fratrat!     You member of a clan, 

The House, that Brotherhood of Everyman,

Being chained to beings, link to links,

But all outside your doorstep you call finks.

Ask,  "Are you washed in the blood of Phi Gam?"

"Yes," ('tis replied) "Yes  Yes, Yes  Yes,  I am!"

 

Cease then, your blith'ring, cease, and join again

The parts, to make a sum:  Great Williams' chain.

Implement.  More good than bad you'll see, 

When lettermen will men of letters be;

And all grads - young execs, old moribunds -

Will offer up their praises and their funds.

 

 

MEMORIAL POEM, JUNE 14, 2014

Written and spoken by Davis Taylor on the occasion of the Class of 1964 memorial service for 36 of our classmates who have died since 1960.

 

You whom I love,

I thought at first you were gone since you're no longer here in body,

but it's more true that you have slipped into a neighboring room of boundless silence

to which love has called me and where I've paused

that we,

like overlapping waves, might once again converse,

and you've surprised me,

when remembered always there and closer with each passing year

because my heart has healed,

the pain with tears washed away,

and now, your spoken names call us

who've gathered here

to be transported to that silent room where we shall find you

more dear    than ever   before.

From the Gates of Prayer... Central Confence of American  Rabbis (1975)

The Blessing of Memory

It is hard to sing of oneness when our world is not complete, when those who once brought wholeness to our life have gone, and naught but memory can fill the emptiness their passing leaves behind.

But memory can tell us only what we were, in company with those we loved; it cannot help us find what each of us, alone, must now become. Yet no one is really alone; those who live no more, echo still within our thoughts and words, and what they did is part of what we have become.

We do best homage to our dead when we live our lives most fully, even in the shadow of our loss. For each of our lives is worth the life of the whole world; in each one is the breath of the Ultimate One. In affirming the One, we affirm the worth of each one whose life, now ended, brought us closer to the Source of life, in whose unity no one is alone and every life finds purpose.