Class Notes

’56 Update

September 17, 2012

Bob Wickes was elected to the Republican Committee for Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Our class had representatives at the memorial services for Rod Hardy in Hollis, New Hampshire and Northeast Harbor, Maine.

Dennis Furbush has been a longtime member of the Society for Industrial Archaeology and a past director. The society’s activities have taken him on many trips: Columbia River, Panama Canal, Myanmar, Antarctica, Australia, New Zealand, Borneo, Canal du Midi, France, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, China, Japan, Danube River, Egypt, Galapagos, India, Queen of the North from Juneau to Seattle, Copper Canyon Mexico, Morocco, Oman, Peru Amazon River, Portugal, Trans Siberian Railway, Scandinavia, South Africa, Ukraine, Poland, Vietnam, Cambodia, Patagonia, Senegal, Malta, Italy, Cicinnati, Toronto to NYC cruise, St. Louis to Memphis cruise. He seems particularly interested in trains, subways, street cars and funiculars, though old and ancient industrial processes also fascinate him.

Ron Kolinko (Klinker) sings in the group Young @ Heart which began in 1982 in western Massachusetts, with members ranging in age from 73 to 90. They have received rave reviews from around the world: Northampton, Rochester, Albany, Boston, Hyannis, Washington, D.C., Canada, New Zealand, Europe, 5 cities in Japan in September. When he is not traveling with the group he is involved in music at St. Joseph’s Parish in Shelburne, singing and playing two masses on Sunday and at funerals. He sang at Flip Charron’s funeral in Worcester.

Hans Wurster and his wife MJ have rowed in the Head of the Charles Regatta for at least fifteen years. But this year they will row in the FISA Masters World championships in Germany instead. Many other world-wide venues have been on their itinerary.

Joe Twichell Class of 1956