Class Correspondent

I enjoyed seeing Brandeisians from the early classes during my May travels. Many of us are in our mid-80s, so time together is precious. I had brunch with Marvin, P’94, and Rita March ’64, P’93, P’94, while I was in California for my grandson’s college graduation. I spent a week in Boston with Judith Marks Kass. While there, I had lunch with Paul and Diane Rafael Goldstein ’53; Lois Spiro Robblee ’53; Arnold Goldberg’s widow, Muriel; and Naomi Isler ’56, all of whom live in Brooksby Village, in Peabody, Mass. I also went to Radcliffe Day with Len Van Gaasbeek and Norma Meras Swenson. I had dinner with public-health colleagues, including Ruth Palombo, Heller MA’00, PhD’04. Note: In the Spring issue of Brandeis Magazine, it should have been reported that June Saftel Goldman, not I, visited France.

Phylis and Sandy Acker have moved to Florida, where their twin grandchildren will graduate from high school next year. They have a 5-year-old great-grandchild in a gifted and talented program. Phylis writes, “I am still working so Sandy can continue living in grand style; only kidding, but not about working. I love designing and do not want to give it up.” June Saftel Goldman spent a good part of her summer at her vacation home in Honfleur, Normandy, with a week in Paris. She writes, “It doesn’t get much better than that.” Julie Koss has two pieces of news: He attended his granddaughter’s wedding in California in September, and Penny Abrams’ granddaughter is now engaged. Penny did not join Julie in California because she is currently using a wheelchair, which makes traveling difficult. Penny’s family is putting together her fourth book. Len Van Gaasbeek, who still lives at his Green Peace Farm in Hollis, Maine, reports that he and Norma Meras Swenson are now in their 13th year of “country-mouse/city-mouse” partnership. They met on Aug. 8, 2002, at a Lemberg Children’s Center event. Caroline Shaffer Westerhof reviewed several presentations for the 2015 Academy of International Business world conference. She is an adjunct professor at several universities.

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