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Lenore Blitz Lerner has retired after 32 years of teaching at SUNY-Westchester. Although adjusting to life as a retiree had a few initial bumps, she enjoys painting, photography, and sleeping in. She and husband Max are traveling.
A grandmother of five, Barbara Ward Hayes continues working as a professor at Molloy College in Rockville Center, MD. She sees Naomi Tanjet Shapiro, Maria Boulukas Cassier, and Carole Gilligan Mushaw frequently.
After retiring a year ago as publicist for a historic house museum in Georgia, Jackie Bush Collopy now works for several nonprofits. An avid quilter, she chaired her guild’s quilt show and is making a graduation quilt for her granddaughter. She also spends time painting.
Another retiree from human services administration is Fran Garrett Crew. Husband Peter is still on the New York State appellate bench. They have seven grandchildren and continue to travel in their motor home. The couple recently enjoyed a third trip to Alaska and lots of time at Keuka Lake, NY, cottage gardening and enjoying nature.
Volunteer work with hospice and helping city children with reading has kept Marilyn Corbett Sutton busy in her retirement the past eight years. She and her husband have traveled throughout the US and enjoy visiting their four grandchildren.
Elaine Merola Canavan sold her Katonah, NY, home and moved to Vero Beach, FL, with her significant other. They are planning a paddleboat cruise down the Willamette River in Oregon this fall. Elaine attended an Elderhostel on Hopi Native Americans in Arizona. While there, she spoke with Bobbi Hayman Schwartz, who was entertaining her grandchildren by dyeing eggs. In Florida, she spoke with Barbara Packer Smith, who was visiting friends for six weeks.
Award-winning poet Barbara Drucker Smith is a retired educator and a hypnotherapist; you can e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An advisor to the Chappaqua, NY, city beautification program, Monica Reis de Janosi stays busy with her garden club as well as her role as a class volunteer.