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Latin Magazine Fall 2014: Wellness Matters

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38 L AT I N M A G A Z I N E 1942 We recently learned of the deaths of Josephine Carpenter Littlefield and Patricia Wiman Hewitt. We extend our condolences to their classmates, families and friends. 1944 Grace Dodge Kirk, Camille McDonald Weiss We are sad to report that Joan Johnson Bokum passed away on Friday, July 4, 2014 in Oak Park, IL. roughout her life Joan was an enthusiastic sports woman. She was an avid sailor and golfer, but her greatest athletic passion was tennis, which she played through her 80th year. Joan was equally passionate about the arts, loving the opera, classical music, jazz and the visual arts. We extend our condolences to her children, grandchildren, family and friends. 1946 Gloria Canepa Morse, Jay Schiller Frank Osgood Butler II died peacefully in West Palm Beach, FL on Friday, August 22. Frank was a true renaissance man with a special love for theater. He also had many philanthropic interests, including a lasting devotion to the protection of elephants. We extend our condolences to his siblings Michael Butler '45, Jorie Butler Kent '48, Gwendolyn Dunaway McGonagle; and all of his family, friends and classmates. 1949 Betsy Rupprecht Herbert Stone notes: "Your spring magazine prompts me to write. I attended Latin from third through seventh grade, then on to Groton and Harvard. Married Anne in 1954 and worked for International Harvester, a trade association in NYC and for 28 years in various staff positions in the U.S. House of Representatives. We now live at Collington, a Life Care Community about 15 minutes from D.C. I have only the fondest memories of Latin. My special pals were Bill Ogden, Mac Sims, Beans Rogers and Billy Cox. We had a great time. I affectionally remember Judy Lane, Betty Clay and Ginny Aldrich '50. Anne and I attended our 50th Latin reunion and got a tour of the 'new' school. Latin was and is a wonderful school, and you should be proud." 1954 e Class of 1954 had a terrific time celebrating our 60th reunion this fall. Special thanks to our reunion planners for rallying the troops. We are already talking about a 65th. Congratulations to Ken Fischer, a 2014 inductee in the Southern Miss M-Club Hall of Fame on September 19. Ken was a three-year letterman at shortstop on the college's baseball team and played football as well until injuries ended his football career. Following his time at Southern Mississippi, Ken signed with the Cubs and played for two seasons in the team's minor league system. Ken spoke at the induction ceremony and then quickly jumped on a flight to join his class for its 60th reunion activities, missing out on being announced as a hall of famer at halftime of the football game on Saturday. e Class of 1954 thanks him for skipping such a meaningful event so he could celebrate with his former classmates. Our reunion gathering missed Myrna Chernin Lord, who passed away on May 21, surrounded by her loving family. Myrna was a huge fan of the Chicago Cubs, outstanding tennis player, competitive bridge player and nature lover. We extend our condolences to her husband, Donald Lord; son Tony Lord '82; daughter Jill Lord-Simonson '79; and all of her family, friends and classmates. 1955 Save the date for our 60th reunion: October 2-4, 2015. Email if interested in doing outreach for your reunion. 1956 Diana Karasik Levin, Peter Burrows Peter Burrows caught up with Jordan Spear '11 at the U.S. Naval Academy in April. With great sadness we learned that Rodney "Ronnie" Davis Dowdall died on August 26, 2013. Ronnie was an exceptional interior decorator who loved to entertain in style and was known for her great generosity. Ronnie had a love of animals and nature, the arts, travel and gardening. We extend our condolences to her daughter, Brooke Charpentier; stepson, Reg Dowdall; stepdaughters, Jacque Sheafe and Cindy Dowdall-omae; and all of her family, friends and classmates. C L A S S N O T E S Have a new job? Recently married? Written a book? If you have stories to share or just want to drop a line, don't hesitate. Your class representatives are constantly compiling Class Notes and want to hear from you. To see your name in print, call 312.582.6043, and we will connect you with your class representative. You also can send notes to the Alumni Office at The Class of '54 celebrating its 60th reunion! Peter Burrows '56 (right) and Jordan Spear '11 (center) at the U.S. Naval Academy.

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