Greetings, Class of ’67. I hope you are all well and having a good summer. Please send news for future
columns — tell us what you’re doing and how you and your families managed during the pandemic. We
want to hear from you.
I was pleased to hear from two classmates, who sent their updates.
Jim Kenney grew up in Unity, ME, and after graduating from high school in 1960 joined the Army. He
completed a three-year tour serving in Korea and Vietnam before attending the University of Maine, where
he studied electrical engineering.
“Following completion in 1967, I was hired by Hamilton Standard in Windsor Locks, CT. They liked that I was
not subject to the draft, since I had served in the military. My first assignment was on the Apollo program in support of NASA. At the end of the Apollo program #17, NASA placed a signed plate on the moon bearing about 450 signatures of those who worked the program. My signature is on the plate. The next years were very active. I traveled the globe, supporting product solutioning and participated in design efforts on many programs as the team leader of Electronic Flight Systems. My last two assignments at Hamilton Standard were the International Space Station and the Hubble. I retired in 2002 and returned to Unity in 2004 with my wife, Josephine. Josephine and I had her dream house built on the land I grew up on. My three sons live in Maine. I have kept myself busy with my family, contributing to the community, and pursuing my personal interests, such as model railroading.”
Classmate W. Douglas Weaver, M.D. also sent an update. He is now semi-retired after a career in
cardiology — that began with serving on the faculty at the University of Washington for 18 years and then at
Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. For the past six years he has been consulting for pharma and biotech
companies on new therapeutics. For the past two years he has been working about 30 percent of the time
and teaching flying airplanes part-time three days a week. He enjoys the one-on-one teaching. “Judy and I live in Birmingham, MI, a small vibrant walkable city. Still love to work, learn new things, travel, and meet new people,” he wrote.