Class Notes - July 2016

I don’t know how this will work out. Will be trying out the new Windows 10 and probably Word 2016. Have not mastered either of them yet, but we will see how it does.

Thanks to the quick work of Paul Ache and June Elliott (Charlie’s widow) and the generosity of classmates and widows, there is now a bronze plaque commemorating our participation in the Korean War. The plaque is mounted on the Korean War Memorial in the San Francisco Presidio.

Sandy Sanderson is doing a great job with the help of Jason Hart, the Genuario grandson, on making the web page interesting and current. There are a lot of things there for you see, including the Board of Governors for your Class and a list of tasks that the BOG has proposed. The minutes of board meetings and many other things are there also, so go to from time to time to get the latest info.

After forty-two years in the DC area, Win left us here at The Fairfax for a new retirement community in Columbus, GA. Win grew up in that area near Fort Benning and still has several family members nearby. We miss him greatly  here. I will miss all his hard work for the Class that he has done so well for so many years. He has been our Bursar (treasurer) since we established the new BOG in 1980. He also played a big role in the West Point Society of DC, where he was the Executive Director for many years and was given both of their awards: The Castle Award and the Distinguished Member Award.

John & Ann still enjoy life in Tucson, AZ, where the two of them are leaders of the local community, doing such things as being instrumental in the establishment of the Oro Valley Veteran’s Support Initiative and working with Davis Monthan Air Force Base to make it more a part of the local community.

Two of their grandchildren are on active duty. Granddaughter Jessica is with the Military Police in the DC area, while grandson William is an Army doctor now at Walter Reed. Their grandson John, who served in the Gulf War, is now a lawyer who serves only veterans.

Dick Newton together with Emmett & Rowland Lee enjoyed the 2016 Founders Day at the Palma Country Club in Tampa, FL, where Dick  gave the oldest grad talk.


Here are the deaths since the last Notes. A few are old because I did not get the word of them until recently.

Pete Schira died 16 Oct 2010 in Arizona.

Ernie Dunning died 9 August 2l13. He is survived by his wife Maurene, who lives in Chambersburg, PA.

Helen Fifield, George’s wife, died 17 Oct 2013. George lives in Sterling MA.

Sam Lockerman died 17 December 2014.

Joanie Gaillard, Sam’s widow, died 6 Oct 2015.

Betty Jane Veley, Kelly’s widow, died 8 Oct 2015.

Mal Johnson died 25 Nov 2015 in Dayton OH. He is survived by his wife Marjorie, who lives in San Antonio, TX.

Tom Strider died 29 Nov 2015 in Melbourne, FL.

Nari Scholl, Allan’s wife, died 6 Jan 2016.  Allan lives in Tulsa, OK.

Phyllis Ward, Ira’s wife, died 13 Jan 2016.  Ira lives in Tampa, FL.

George H. (Hale) Hubbard died 20 Jan 2016. He is survived by his wife Jo Ann, who lives in Augusta, GA.

Frank King died 28 Jan 2016 in Hampton, VA.

Larry Jackley died 16 Feb 2016. He is survived by his wife Jo, who lives in Fort Belvoir, VA.

Woodie Aman, Bill’s widow, died 16 Feb 2016 Melbourne, FL.

Edward B. (Barney) Quinn died 1 Mar 2016. He is survived by his wife Joan, who lives in North Salt Lake City, UT.

Ruth Sanderson, Sandy’s wife, died 12 March 2016. Sandy lives in Stockton, CA.

Dick Leavitt died 14 March 2016. He is survived by his wife Anne, who lives in Oaks Ranch, TX.

Jim Drewry died 21 Mar 2016. He is survived by his wife  Nancy, who lives in Colorado Springs, CO.

Andy Byers died 22 Mar 2016. He is survived by his wife Millie, who lives in Melbourne, FL.

Howard “Doc” Blanchard died 3 April 2016. He is survived by his wife Carolyn, who lives in Vienna, VA.

Bill Sweidel died 13 Apr 2016. He is survived by his wife Gabriele, who lives in San Diego, CA.

Martha Hinds, Sid’s widow, died 17 April 2016 at Kerrville, TX.

Clyde Cloar died 20 April 2016 at Mt. Pleasant, SC.

Joe Griffin died 29 April 2016 at Latta, SC.

Jim Donovan died 29 April 2016 at Dallas, TX.

Ed Pierce died 1 May 2016. He is survived by his wife Lee, who lives in Aurora, CO.

John Shelley died 12 May 2016 at Edmond OK.

Tom Barry died 20 May 2016 at Viera, FL.

Betty Nibley, Pete’s widow, died 20 May 2016 at Washington, DC.

Ed Reidy died 28 May 2016 at Washington, DC. He is survived by his wife Judy, who lives in Washington DC.

Judy Thomas, Ernie’s widow, died 29 May 2016 at Fort Walton Beach FL.

Bill Hinds died 9 June 2016 at Kerrvlle, TX.

Eddie Melton died 16 June, 2016 at Gaithersburg, MD.

Elizabeth Casserly Griffin, who was married to Tom Casserly (killed in Korea), died 20 June 2016 in East Orange, MA.

Bill Clement died 22 July 2016 in Lake Wales, FL.

We all send our sympathies to these families.

We are looking forward to a lovely Fall and the coming holiday season.