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SPR-SUM 2016

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54 PIERCE / SPRING 2016 CLASS NOTES Philip "Kip" Charbonneau '71 writes, "Looking to fnd Mike Gold '70 and David Lederman '71. Any information would be appreciated. GO RAVENS!!" Brant "Bud" Elkind '71 has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Association of America. He stepped down in December after serving two terms as Board Chair for the Academy of Certifed Brain Injury Specialists, an International certifying body. Both are volunteer positions. Bud and his wife, Lynda, are planning to retire professionally in June of this year and will move from Keene, N.H., to their home in Port Pierce, Florida. Their daughter, Sharon, anticipates completion of her Doctorate at the University of Sydney (Australia) during the Summer of 2016. A trip to Australia is planned for her graduation in October. Madelaine Fratello reports, "I retired from the NYC Department of Education. I was a high school teacher. I moved to Texas in 2015 and purchased fve houses in order to get ready for the infux of many Eastern businesses. If you are in Dallas, come and see me. My email is MFratello@aol.com." Gloria (Rauch) Granat '71 writes, "I'm currently semi-retired and living in Las Vegas, Nev., although I still have my house in South Florida. I love to travel. I work part-time as a photographer and also for Expedia Cruise Ship Centers. I also volunteer for the Las Vegas Valley Humane Society and take lifelong learning classes. I keep active and never stop learning. My hobby is playing Bingo, which I do almost every day. I have one son who lives in California. I would love to hear from anyone from my graduating class living in or visiting my area." Vincent Lucrezi '71 writes, "Very pleased to say hello to all my friends and especially the KUBABA'S. A big shout out to my buddy, Paul Cavazzoni. I'm still retired in Manahawkin, N.J. I got some bad news recently—I've been diagnosed with stomach cancer, but we are all optimistic that I will beat this thing. I ask all my FPU family to send their positive vibes to me, and I am sure I will survive. Go FPU!!" Richard Schwartz '71 writes, "I graduated from FPC in the 70s. I have been married to Randee, a ffth grade teacher for the Yonkers Public Schools for 43 years. I have a 14-year-old American Bull Terrier named Malo. My eldest daughter is a N.Y. Stock Exchange Broker. Our youngest is a Fashion Designer in N.Y.C. I retired after 33 years as an X-Ray Technologist at Maimonidies Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. I also drove a school bus, of and on. We are living in White Plains, N.Y. If anyone wants to write: Richard E. Schwartz, 6 Francine Court, White Plains, N.Y. 10607." Joseph (Joe) Shupper '71 writes, "Hi Alums…I retired about 1 1/2 years ago and love it. I worked most of my career in the computer industry and mostly with Hewlett Packard. I continue to live in Metuchen, N.J., for a total of 49 years. I like to go into NYC often so the nearby train station into NYC Penn Station is convenient. With a lot of retirement time on my hands, I have spent signifcant time on various books and at online sites looking closely at various USA 'conspiracy theories.' Many are remarkable and quite stunning. This year's travel plans include vacation time visiting Florida, California, and Hawaii. I often think back to the wonderful time I had at FPC from 1966-1970. I'm one of the very few students who actually lived in an of-campus dormitory, known as the COOP, because it was once an active chicken coop. It's actual name was Knight's Hall. Not once did anyone from the school's administration ever visit us. I often miss my close buddies from those HIPPIE days, like Ron Synmoie, Matt Henning, Hank Kieler, Robbie O'Rourke, David Agnosnous, Eileen Berman, and Barbara O'Rourke. There was a large group of us. There were also other circles of friends, too. In 1968, I participated in the FPC Vietnam Protest March from FPC to downtown Keene, N.H. It was my political awakening. One of my heroes at the time was Ralph Nader, and he still is. The main motivation for my update is to win the FPU hat—so cool looking. Best to all FPU Alumni—Joe Shupper." Allen Kamke '71, writes, "This photograph recently turned up on my desk. The gas station is in Peterborough, and at the time, I lived upstairs from Bill Jenish who taught art. Can you fgure out what year this is?!"

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