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Carol Fleischer Boswell

Elizabeth Berges Perkins looks forward to hearing news of Skidmore friends and finds it hard to believe it has been 62 years since graduation. We send our sympathy to Betsy, who lost her wonderful husband of 60 years, Enoch, in 2006. Although he had suffered from Parkinson’s for many years, only the last few were difficult, says Betsy. She sends love and best wishes to all.

Olga Massimiano Gigante’s 52-year-old daughter is finishing a nursing degree at Johns Hopkins. The Gigantes also have four grandchildren in college.

Virginia Lintern Sneve is saddened to report that her husband, Jack, died in May, two weeks short of his 90th birthday. A “war bride,” Virginia married Jack in 1944. His sister and Virginia’s Skidmore roommate, “Toodie” Sneve Starkey, died two months before Jack. Virginia was happy to see Sally Jenkins at Toodie’s funeral service.

In May Susan Rabinowitz Malloy, Erica Sonabend Fredericks ’68, and Claire Solomon ’10 were among 100 women who traveled to Russia to participate in Summit on the Black Sea, a weeklong program sponsored by Project Kesher, a Jewish women’s organization dedicated to promoting tolerance and human rights in the former Soviet Union. The women, from the US, Russia, and the Ukraine, visited Babi Yar, a site on the outskirts of the Ukrainian city of Kiev, where more than 33,000 Jews were massacred by the Nazis in 1941. They later toured Simferopol and Yalta, taking part in workshops with scholars in residence, home hospitality visits, and briefings with local Jewish and government leaders.