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Chris Filbin Hoffman
Rita Camera Johnson and husband Win enjoyed a reunion with old friends Earline Furber Rubel and husband Ed during a ten-day hiking trip in the Swiss Alps. The Rubels and the Johnsons were together 15 years ago on a similar trip, but with their kids. Rita has been in touch with Susie Merrick Bacon who, now retired from recreation therapy, enjoys the good life in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.
Another retiree, Elizabeth “Corky” Corcoran DeMarco, is studying for her master’s in urban education while teaching ESL to students at Passaic High School. Husband Rick recently opened a new company, Computer Troubleshooters, and has “just enough time left over” to work on an art studio and porch for their home. Son Jonathan is married and lives in Westchester; daughter Charlotte, assistant editor of a Manhattan weekly newspaper, has a condo on the Upper West Side. Corky’s niece, classics major Gillian Roberts ’03, teaches Latin at Derryfield Academy in New Hampshire. Gillian’s sister is Shaylen Roberts ’08. Corky is “happy to keep the tradition going” and sends her best to the class, saying, “I have great memories of our reunions and the fabulous women we have become.”
Bev Harrison Miller and husband Wayne enjoyed a week with son Noah, who visited from Asheville, NC. They also spent time with daughter Brooke Miller ’99, who will finish her PhD program at Northwestern University next summer. Bev and Wayne are off to France for two weeks this fall.
Andrea Peterson Mauro’s daughter Chloe attended Skidmore’s five-week APA college credit program. She spent long days working hard in the studio but was “totally inspired.” This summer Andrea and husband Charles moved their consulting business, MauroNewMedia, to a Madison Avenue location on the Upper East Side; it’s closer to their home and they enjoy walking to work.
Lorraine Rorke Bader expressed her sorrow about the death of former Skidmore history professor Bill Brynteson; she is grateful for his contribution to her education. Lorraine works at the French-American International School in San Francisco. She enjoys her summer vacation, when “I catch up with friends, gardening, and reading.” Son Tony graduated from University High School and entered UC-Davis this fall. In July Lorraine and Tony spent two weeks traveling in Greece. She and husband Lani also visited daughter Linden, who lives in New York’s East Village and is pursuing a career in merchandising at Bergdorf Goodman. Lorraine recalls her own postcollege years working for Time magazine and comments on how vibrant life has become in the East Village. With both kids now away from home, the Baders have more time to volunteer for community and church activities. Lorraine invites anyone who comes to San Francisco to call her.
Polly Weber Smith and husband Dan retired from the investment business in 2002. They now share an apartment in Paris, France, with another couple—an arrangement that “works beautifully.” This summer they completed a move from Portland, OR, to their new home in Tucson, AZ. They love retirement.
Frances Novack is still painting in NYC and would love to hear from any classmates who are artists.
I am hard at work in my home office, promoting connections between independent professionals and regional businesses that have projects to outsource. Reading, knitting, water sports, and leisurely hikes provided an appealing break in August, when I joined husband Frank and son Nick at a lake cottage in northern Vermont.
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