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We’re coming into the home stretch for planning our 25th reunion, so if you have ideas, questions, or comments, please let me know as soon as possible.
Lisa Harden Brickey ran into Mary Lee Armitage Brown at the Colgate Inn in May. They were both making the rounds of colleges with their children. Mary Lee lives in Connecticut with her family. Lisa lives in McConnellsville, NY, with hers. She and her husband sold their business three years ago, and Lisa enjoys volunteer work in the public school system. She is also on the board of trustees of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica and works with her local hospice foundation. She hopes to return to Saratoga for our 25th.
Cindy Knauer, Betsy Linzer Rickert ’81, and Nancy Crane ’81 joined Lorraine Rogus Sager and her family in New Hampshire for the Sagers’ annual summer weekend party. Lauren Clark Hutton, who is busy painting and showing her art in fine galleries in London, missed the festivities this year.
Kimberly Purcell is married to Fraser Wright, who has two adult children. They live in Wilton, CT, and have two dogs, two cats, and a horse. Kimberly is a senior director in marketing at Gartner, a research advisory company where she’s worked for eight years. She and Fraser spend most of their summer weekends on their boat, The Wright Stuff, traveling in Long Island Sound and to Block Island, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket.
Barbara Sabia left her position as assistant head at the Willow School in Gladstone, NJ, at the end of June to spend more time as a mom and start a small independent advancement consulting business. She reunited with Roxie Boghosian DeBlois ’82, Vicki Ogley ’81, and Lori Leman ’82 on Martha’s Vineyard in August. Debbie Brighton ’78 visited the Sabias while she was visiting family in NYC and Woodstock, NY.
John Howley and Rich Rosenberg communicated the sad news that Todd Hamilton died suddenly of a stroke in May. The class extends condolences to wife Sandra and the entire family. Todd was a remarkable man who enriched the lives of everyone he knew, and will be greatly missed.
Alison Wachtler Braunstein reflects, “Sometimes when we hear of a classmate dying way too young, we go to our yearbooks. Under their picture we see the name of a student who we strain to remember. But we all knew Todd. The world won’t be the same without him in it. But I imagine he is jamming with Jimi Hendrix somewhere in a rock-and-roll heaven, and I know he knew that he was loved by many and that he made a difference. He may have had a short life, but he lived it fully—and always, always, with a smile and a wonderful laugh.”
Barbara Sabia comments, “I admired Todd’s intellect, good humor, warmth, and ability to express himself better than anyone I have ever met. I and so many others looked forward to seeing him at Skidmore reunions. It always amazed me how much he accomplished and how much he absorbed about the people around him. He certainly made me feel that he kept up on whatever was happening in my life, like sharing the joy of having daughters with the same name (Sofia). I feel so fortunate to have gotten to know and adore him. His premature passing is a great loss to his friends and family, who just thoroughly enjoyed being with him.”
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