1944 - 60th reunion

Our 60th reunion was like a family holiday gathering. All of us are in our 80s, and 18 of our original 42 classmates are alive. Eight were at this reunion, plus several wives, and 14 have sent letters and news to our class reunion news journal. This journal is one reason why we have stayed a family for so many years. Our class was half the size of current classes and every five years we have circulated a journal with news of everyone, largely from letters to each other. In earlier years it would be 25 pages; five years ago it was 11 pages. Several of us are still in practice. Bob Frelick is active on the cancer committees of four hospitals, as well as in administration, and has received several awards. He and Jane keep busy with a widely distributed family of children and grandchildren. Larry Crowley has been dean of the Stanford School of Medicine. Edith Jurka is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare. Nick Spinelli has been active with the Association of Yale Alumni in Medicine.

For years, 100 percent of us donated to the School of Medicine. This year it was 72 percent and totaled $74,272. Carol Goldenthal, Larry Crowley and Nick Spinelli worked on the fund-raising, and we are supplying scholarships for three current medical students.

At this year’s reunion we enjoyed touring the new Anlyan building. It is amazing that it has laboratory facilities for 700 researchers, huge places for class anatomy dissections and 457,000 square feet of space. We sat together at a table for 12 at the Saturday evening dinner for 50+ reunion classes, and it provided the happy time that a family dinner does.

Edith Jurka


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1964 - 40th reunion

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1969 - 35th reunion

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1974 - 30th reunion

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1979 - 25th reunion

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1984 - 20th reunion

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1989 - 15th reunion

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1994 - 10th reunion

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1999 - 5th reunion

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