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Barbara Crossman Bell
Penny Cunningham Hommeyer became a grandmother to a baby girl in September. Penny’s son Matt and his wife live in Seattle but will be moving to London this year. Penny continues to work part-time in the River Classroom environmental education program in Groton, MA.
Linda Holt had a one-person exhibition of her new Koi paintings at Beth Urdang Ziegler’s gallery in Boston this summer.
Harold and Wendy Berman Bloom’s son Jeremy was married in August. Jane Roberts Alpert and husband Mark were guests at the wedding and enjoyed seeing Wendy’s sister Susan Berman Bell ’66.
Anita Pedvis-Leftick and husband Marven moved to Rhode Island in 2000. A dermatologist in private practice, Anita is also a clinical assistant professor in dermatology at Boston University. Marven is a rheumatologist. The couple has delivered joint presentations, billing themselves as “Skin and Bones.” Oldest daughter Hilary lives in Montreal and is a freelance photographer and music-festival producer. Paula, an administrative assistant for the provincial government in Halifax, Nova Scotia, was married in September. In Los Angeles, youngest daughter Melanie is an aspiring actress who has a YouTube series under her stage name, Chloe Cohen. Anita recently spotted Jan Brydon at a dermatology meeting. Anita offers her services as personal guide to Rhode Island to classmates traveling in the area.
Wayland, MA, residents Judy Rapuano Wall and husband Bob celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary in April. After many years in accounting, Judy has returned to teaching preschool. Her daughter Jennifer and son-in-law Sean, who married last February, live and work in nearby Hudson, MA. Bob is retiring this year from 30 years at EMC, a global info technology firm headquartered in Hopkinton, MA. His son Gary, daughter-in-law, and their two children live in Stuyvesant, NY. Judy has great fun with the grandchildren. She and Bob enjoyed attending the Boston Pops and took in a Red Sox game at Fenway with other Skidmore alums.
Janet Sangenito Fagal’s son Andrew graduated in May from Lafayette College. He is a teaching assistant at Binghamton University, where he is pursuing a PhD in history.
I had the pleasure of sitting next to Georgene Mulliner Klim ’47 at a ceremony honoring her late son, Judge David Klim, as an inductee to our high-school alumni Wall of Fame. Georgene and I were excited to find our common Skidmore bond!