Mrs. Leo M. Lazo (Jane Ledyard)
2229 Taylor Park Drive # 515
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Finally, we are in 2021 — glad to see 2020 in the rear-view mirror — not a year I wish to revisit. As has been the problem the last few columns, news of the class is rather scarce, but I did receive some notes on the back of envelopes at Christmas.
Larry Thurrell wrote that Rosemary Wright FitzGerald ran an Airbnb last summer on Pushaw Lake. It was successful despite the virus. She already has bookings for the coming summer. Congrats, Rosemary. Sylvia Gadaire is fine but very tired of crossword puzzles, Sudoku, and practicing the piano. She gets out (with mask) to play poker with six fellow enthusiasts at the local VFW Post. She plays twice a week and does well.
Barb Hasey Andrews writes that she has become an expert at Zoom with three different groups, still keeps up her swimming two times a week, kayaks every Monday with a church group, and is a Stephen Minister, caring by phone with a patient.
Hubby, Tom, plays tennis four or five times a week, plays the piano, and records preludes for streaming at First Presby Church in Sarasota. He also reads and is an apprentice with HelloFresh gourmet cooking. Barb says the family is growing — having been presented with their sixth great-grandchild in 2020. All family members are doing well and keeping busy.
In November of 1943, Ed Hendrickson G was attempting landings on an aircraft carrier as a member of the U.S. Navy. On his first try one wheel hit the carrier deck and flipped upside down in Lake Michigan. His plane is now located at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. Ed, who turned l00 in 2020, is one of approximately 2,000 veterans of WWII living in Maine (Brewer). He is the holder of Sugarloaf’s Iron Man Award, won in 2013 by skiing 95 straight days — and driving back and forth between Carrabassett Valley and Brewer at the age of 93.
Hampden Academy announced that Eugene L. Arsenault will be among the first inductees in the Academy’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Gene was a four-year starter in basketball, baseball, and football. He attended the University of Maine prior to his being drafted into the U.S. Army.
Robert G. Carmichael’s grandson, Chase, is the third generation of the family to play football for the university.
Sad to note — Wayne G. Sanborn, city manager of DeLand, FL, from 1967 to 1974, and again from 1992 until his retirement in 1999, passed away on February 4, 2021. Wayne was the force behind the rehab of Painter’s Pond Park and Earl Brown Park, improvements at the DeLand Municipal Airport, Melching Field, and the Spec Martin Stadium.
Mark Biscoe ’57, ’67G, husband of Jane Quimby Biscoe, passed away in December of 2020. Jane and Mark spent 37 years at the Fenn School in Concord, MA, where Mark served as teacher and coach.