Class of 1958 Winter 2022 Class Note

The city council of Gardiner, ME, proclaimed August 19, 2021 as Bill Harvey Day. Harvey’s Hardware has been part of the community and the Harvey family for 97 years. Bill has been active with and supportive of the community since his UMaine graduation. Bill served as president of the Rotary Club, a director of the National Bank of Gardiner, worked with the local food banks, Jordan Hall, high school sports, and his church.

Milt Friend writes that he has been named the 2019 recipient for the USGS Shoemaker Lifetime Award in Communications. Milt is retired but continues as an Emeritus Scientist with the USGS National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, WI, and as an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The Ladies Who Lunch on the Last Friday in June met at the Maple Hill Inn in Hallowell. In 1989, four classmates met for lunch; this year 18 lovely ladies met on June 23, 2021 for the 31st gathering. The group included six hubbies /helpmates. As usual, good folk and good food made for a great day.

Robert Simmons of Baltimore passed on May 2, 2021. Bob served as a plaintiff’s lawyer for six years following law school, but changed to the other side of the court- room, and was there for the defense for 48 years when he retired. He and his wife, Marsha, traveled to every continent (Antarctica excluded) during their 50 years of marriage. He served as Potentate (president) of Boumi Shriners, and was a member of the board of directors of the Philadelphia Shriners Hospital for Children, serving for nine years, the last two years as chairman. According to Bob, his only vice was Corvette cars, especially a red 1963 Split-Window. The Simmonses would travel to Maine to help the Maine Corvette Club raise money for charities. He also joined his Sigma Phi Epsilon brothers at their weekly breakfasts at Moody’s Diner in Waldoboro to keep up with the news.

Had a note from Al Godfrey, who is the father of five, grandfather of nine, great-grandfather of 18, and in July, he became the great-great-grandfather of one. Congrats, Al! Send Al wishes for good health, as he has been having some medical issues.

Sorry to end these notes with the report that Bill Harvey passed on September 28, 2021. For the last two years Bill had suffered from several medial problems. Bill was president and treasurer of Kappa Sigma while at the University of Maine.