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1947 - 60th Reunion

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2007 - Autumn

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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