The Great ’58

Great ’58, David Knight, Brian Rosborough and Bruce Grinnell report that Bob Breen and his lovely wife, Ann, are living in Florida.  Bob has retired and they go on numerous river cruises abroad. David and Jean Knight hope to join them on one this spring entitled “Treasures of France: A Grand River Journey from Normandy to Provence”.  Bob’s mastery of the French language from his Deerfield days (Mr. Baldwin?) would make this adventure all the more enjoyable. John Hayward and his lovely wife live in Vail, CO. He reports that living in Vail is like “dying and going to heaven”.  He’s retired and in good health. He is an avid skier and rides a bike for exercise during the summer. His only concern is that he will “outlive his money”.  Brian talked with Roger Hoit who said that he and his lovely wife Nancy have a great life with a busy architectural practice, an active farm with 5 horses, 2 goats and rescued dogs and cats…and a wonderful family with grandchildren next door both in Hingham and Chatham, MA.  Roger also qualified for the 2015 USGA Mens Senior Open Championship (medalist and low amateur in his division) and looks forward to taking some bucks off Great ’58 classmates on the golf course at our 60th reunion. David and Jean had a great lunch with Dick King and his lovely wife Linda in Boothbay, ME in early September. Dick and Linda split their time between Boothbay and Beaufort, SC.  He is recovering from a small stroke but looked in great shape and was in high spirits. He bombs around Boothbay on a scooter.  Every weekday morning he joins fellow citizens of Boothbay for a cup of coffee at a local eatery to discuss weighty matters around the “table of wisdom”. Bruce talked with Bob Moses who was “upbeat about everything except  the price of oil”. He has 5 grandchildren who all live quite close to him.  His philanthropy is “Texas centered”.  This is evidenced by the fact that he supports over 700 scholarship kids at a the University of Texas. Way to go, Bob! Bayley Silleck and his lovely wife, Joan have moved back to New York State to be closer to their son and his family in Hastings-on-Hudson and to their daughter in NYC. Bayley related that his film about the British shelling of Baltimore in 1814 was generously sponsored by David Koch. Bayley also did a 42 minute HD documentary on the Rappahannock River in Virginia which won first prize at the Richmond Environmental Film Festival.  Brian chatted with  Fred Stein who lives in Chester, CT with his second wife of 23 years. “Sold family plumbing business to siblings, has given up downhill skiing for the clarinet and sax and plays in 55 piece band called the Bristol Brass and Wind Ensemble. David is in touch with Dave Willis who currently lives in Chester, VT.  Two of Dave’s sons went to Deerfield one (David Jr.) graduating in 1988 and the other (Will) in 1992.  In the small world category, Zeke (’54) and Ellen Knight checked into the Woodstock Inn and were amiably and efficiently welcomed by Dave’s daughter-in-law, Kathleen.

Frequently Asked Questions

Upon graduating from Deerfield, alumni enter a diverse network of former Deerfield students. Deerfield alumni have ventured into almost every area of employment, and many are at the top of their respective fields. The advantages of this vast network are numerous and significant, as every member of the Deerfield family receives the following:

Alumni are also eligible for alumni awards, such as the Ashley Award, Heritage Award, and the Mimi Morsman Award.

There are no membership fees or dues for members of the Deerfield family, but Deerfield does ask for assistance in a few areas. First of all, in order for Deerfield to have the most up-to-date records possible, we encourage members to keep us apprised of their current contact info. Alumni are also urged to direct all concerns and suggestions regarding Deerfield’s operations through the Executive Committee, the governing body of the Alumni Association. The committee acts as the voice of the alumni body, and works closely with the school administration. In order to keep tuition affordable and the quality of a Deerfield education at its highest, the Academy depends upon the continuing support of alumni and their families. This support can take the form of annual or capital gifts, or time spent volunteering on behalf of Deerfield.

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