Here we go again, classmates, NO NEWS from the Alumni Association clipping
service. Are we getting too old to make the news?
I do have a few notes from the back of cards —
Daniel G. Rearick ’61 of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, passed away on
December 7, 2019. He leaves his wife, Nancy Woods Rearick ‘61, his son and
daughter, and three grandchildren. Dan was a member of the outdoor long
distance track team and continued running marathons after graduation. He was
also involved with various music groups in his area — singing in the church choir
and playing the ukulele and the trombone, as well as the euphonium. He was a
charter member of the Fredericton Concert and Marching Band and marched in
parades for nearly 40 years.
I am sorry to report that Cynthia Rockwell Wright’s husband — Charles “Chuck”
L. Wright, Jr., M.D. of Wiscasset and Round Pond — passed away on August 11,
2020. Chuck was an orthopedic surgeon working at the Mayo Clinic in
Rochester, MN, in the ’60s. As a public health surgeon, he traveled to Antarctica
aboard the USCG ship Eastwind. He had a private practice in Melrose, MA,
where he also served as chief of orthopedics at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for
many years. Upon his retirement in 2001, he opened an antique shop in Round
I am happy to report that Al Godfrey has received an “all clear” from his doctor
relative to his cancer prognosis. Good work, Al. He has just finished his year as
president of the Jay-Livermore Falls Lions Club. Said it was an interesting year
complicated by the COVID-19 virus. Thirty-four years ago Al retired from his work
with the state government, and two years ago he retired after 32 years as a
consulting forensic engineer. He had begun the private practice after his first
The Godfreys have five children, nine grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.
He is waiting patiently to become a great-great-grandfather, although he says he
is too young for that. He wishes us all good health and says he has no plans to
Again, please send copies of news items to me. I don’t want this column to be
just a death notice one but if that’s the news, then that’s the news.
Hope you are having a safe and happy 2021.