Class Correspondent

Elliot Aronson and the former Vera Rabinek recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. They have four children and seven grandchildren. “Although my joints creak,” he reports, “I continue to actively write.” He completed the ninth edition of his top-rated social psychology text, celebrated the publication of the second edition of his trade book “Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me)” with co-author Carol Tavris ’66, and is working on a revision of “The Social Animal” with his son, Joshua. Elliot says he and Vera would love to hear from classmates. Ike and Jeanette Goodman celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 28. Ike continues to practice law. He and Jeanette recently attended the bar mitzvah of Joe Morel, the grandson of Ann Leder Sharon ’62 and son of her daughter Lisa Morel ’88. The Goodmans’ nephew Keith Goodman ’88, who was Lisa’s classmate, now lives in Berkeley, Calif. Jeanette reports that Irma Miller Napoleon, a frequent visitor to the south of France, is recuperating at home from surgery, hoping for a full recovery and mobility. Jeanette speaks to her often, and also stays in touch with Dorothy Saval Levy, P’80, and Sydney Rose Abend, the famed Reunion Friday dinner host. Shimon Gottschalk, Heller PhD’72, writes, “I just passed my 86th birthday … still kicking. I am now retired for some 17 years from Florida State University. My wife and I enjoy seven grandchildren — all girls — and remain here in overheated Florida, concerned about the future of humanity and of our planet. In 1954, I thought I had all the answers but not anymore!” Bennett Gurian reports that he has been happily married for 32 years to his second wife, Tanya, who is about to retire from her career in psychiatric nursing. He has nine grandchildren, with another on the way. He is an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a staff psychiatrist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. On Oct. 1, he retired as medical director at Jewish Family and Children Service. He continues to paint watercolors, do life drawing, sing in the Metropolitan Chorale and write books. Bob Mayer writes, “I’m fully retired from just about every activity, except for being an assistant gardener and a housekeeper. My wife, Joanna — same one since 1958 — and I enjoy remote travel by watching PBS shows that feature beautiful overseas landscapes. No more running marathons; I exercise every weekday at a nearby gym. Politically, I am still active by permanent absentee balloting. Our four children and their families still live within a day’s journey of our home in San Jose, Calif., which has a grand view of the Santa Cruz Mountains and a fully evaporated percolation pond (thanks to our drought).” Bernice Rose, P’75, P’77, P’81, P’83, and her husband, Charlie, celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary in August, the same month their grandson Jeremy was married. Jeremy is also the grandson of the late Herb Wolk, P’83, and the son of Mitchell Rose and Carol Wolk Rose, both ’83. Bernice is on campus frequently for the Osher Lifelong Learning Program at Brandeis. Richie Silverman, in his 14th year of running the front desk at the West Holly­wood sheriff’s office on Saturday nights, received a bejeweled pin in honor of working 2,500 hours for Los Angeles County. He now has clocked more than 3,000 hours.

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