1947 - 60th Reunion

On December 23, 1943, the incoming Class of 1947 assembled at the Sterling Hall of Medicine. Sixteen members of that class gathered this year for a 60th reunion. On Friday, June 1, the Captain’s Room at Mory’s was dominated by our octogenarian contingent for a social session and dinner. We were pleasantly surprised by an unexpected visit of a dozen former Whiffenpoofs from the Yale College Class of 1977 celebrating their own reunion at Mory’s.

On Saturday, June 2,we gathered at the Graduate Club at 6 p.m. for a social hour and dinner. Classmates in attendance were: Henry and Lorraine Blansfield, Roy and Margaret Breg, John Cannon, Bob and Ann Chase, Amoz and Renate Chernoff, Bill Collins and daughter Ruth, Bob and Susan Darrow, Bob and Claire Kerin, Brock Lynch, Bill and Betty Jean McClelland, Bob and Martha Newton, Bill Rudman and guest, Olive Pitkin Tamm, Bill and Claire Thompson, Ellis and Ann Van Slyck, and Sumner and Marie Ziegra.

Three classmates had made plans and reservations to attend that were derailed. Two of them, Betty Price and Dick Carlin, are mentioned together since their medical school romance united them in marriage. Phil and Josephine Philbin were also unable to attend.

Letters from four classmates all recalled fond memories of medical school days, and each sent best wishes. Roland Chambers sent his greetings from Australia, where he has settled. Others sending remembrances were Owen Doyle, Edgar Phillips and Henry Williams.

It was apparent that it does not take long to reach 80 on either the speedometer or the calendar.

Robert J. Kerin and Robert F. Newton


Other Class Notes


1952 - 55th Reunion

Although regrettably fewer of us made it back to this our 55th reunion, those of us who came...

Read more...


1957 - 50th Reunion

The Class of 1957 held its 50th reunion with a record number of classmates returning—about 60...

Read more...


1962 - 45th Reunion

The 2007 reunion weekend celebration—the 45th anniversary of our graduation from Yale Medical...

Read more...


1967 - 40th Reunion

From William Faulkner’s Nobel acceptance speech:“... when the last ding-dong of doom has clanged...

Read more...


1972 - 35th Reunion

Our 35th reunion, attended by 13 classmates and 10 spouses, was truly memorable. As was the case...

Read more...


1977 - 30th Reunion

New Haven weather on Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2, cooperated nicely, enabling a smaller...

Read more...


1982 - 25th Reunion

Twenty-six of us gathered to celebrate our 25th anniversary of graduation from medical school and...

Read more...


1987 - 20th Reunion

The Class of ’87’s reunion was a chance to travel back to New Haven from Orlando, Fla., to see old...

Read more...


1992 - 15th Reunion

Hello, Med School Class of 1992! For those of you unable to attend our 15th reunion, here’s the...

Read more...


1997 - 10th Reunion

The Class of 1997 had a great showing for its tenth reunion, including what appeared to be about 59...

Read more...


2002 - 5th Reunion

The Class of 2002 five-year reunion was a smashing success! The award for the longest distance...

Read more...

Download on the Apple App Store