Karen Birkeland ’60 reports that retirement is wonderful, and she loves traveling and learning about other cultures and countries. She has been to all seven continents and has more trips planned throughout the globe, including trips to Spain, Portugal, Costa Rica and Alaska.
Metropolitan Opera star William Powers ’64 performed at the Performing Arts Center of Harper College on September 17. William, a baritone, performed arias (in costume) and also selections from the Great American Songbook.
Congratulations on your performance, William!
On Friday October 4, 2019 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. will be the opening of the Dave Kindred Papers, a collection of Dave’s numerous reporter’s notebooks; scrapbooks from his trips to cover the Olympics; materials related to the 12 books he’s written; and correspondence with colleagues, readers, and research subjects. All of these works are from the 50 years that Dave has been a sportswriter and we would love to see as many people possible come out and support Dave!
Here is a link to the blog about Dave Kindred Papers, written by Meg Miner.
We are saddened to announce the passing of Robert Newell ’61. Robert passed peacefully on July 4, 2019 at his home in Naples with his wife Vicki of 28 years by his side. Robert fought valiantly with cancer for the last 4 years of his life. Robert was preceded in death by his father Lyle Newell and his mother Maxine Newell. He is survived by his sister Rose Deener; brother Roger Newell; son Troy Newell; as well as many nieces and nephews that he adored.
To read Robert’s full obituary, click here.
We are saddened to announce the passing of Frederick Ritscher ’64. Frederick passed away on July 14, 2019. He is survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. To view his full obituary, click here.
The Walter Wickiser Gallery of New York City announces a solo show of Dennis Kleidon’s recent
paintings, August 29 through September 25. The show, titled Taliesin | Unleashed, covers two recent phases of Kleidon’s work, shown in about twenty-four paintings, acrylic on canvas or archival Arches paper. The opening reception will be on September 5, from 6-8:00 PM.
Dennis Kleidon is a Professor of Art Emeritus from the University of Akron, co-founder and CEO of
Kleidon & Associates (a marketing communications firm in Akron, Ohio), and author of the soon-to-be-published Unleashing Your Imagination. He maintains studios in Akron and Phoenix, Arizona. He is a member of the WHAM Art Association and the Sonoran Arts League.
We are sad to share that George Allen ’60 passed away on June 1, 2019.
Alan C. Law ’67 passed away on the morning of July 5th, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, wife, one granddaughter and two great grandchildren. He is survived by his three children, 9 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren.
View the full obituary here.
Janet G. (Radakovich) Huss ’63, age 78, of Shorewood, passed away Friday, July 5, 2019 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center. She was born in Joliet, IL. Janet graduated from Joliet Township High School and attended Illinois Wesleyan University for two years. Janet enjoyed traveling with her family and shopping. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Frank Huss ’61 and two children.
Read her full obituary here.
Gerri Friedberg ’60 has lived in Door County for almost 20 years and is on the Board of Midsummer’s Music, chamber music series. She play regularly for the Unitarian Fellowship in Ephraim. She also volunteers as docent at the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay. She urges classmates to come visit!