Class of 1968 Summer 2019 Class Note

Betty Loew White

Doug Thornton ’70G reports that his fraternity, Tau Epsilon Phi, is planning a summer reunion in Boothbay Harbor.

A disturbing report about one of our classmates was published in the Thursday, November 1, 2018 edition of the Bangor Daily News, titled “Medford Woman’s Disappearance Doesn’t Make Any Sense.” From the article, we learned that Diana Estey ’77G disappeared from her home in Medford, ME, two years earlier, in 2016. Medford is a small community of only 245 people. Diana grew up in Medford and returned there after retiring from her position as a registrar in North Carolina. Her case remains an open missing person’s case as of the writing of this column. We are saddened and concerned to learn about Diana’s disappearance.

In Downeast Magazine’s November 2018 issue, on page 88, there is an article written by Steve Rideout. The article, “A Place to Find Comfort,” is about a house in Holden called Sarah’s House. The house is named after Sarah Robinson, who was a Dexter native and a resident of Old Town. Sarah was an inspiring cancer victim. Her family carried out Sarah’s last wishes by having a place where patients from rural Maine can stay when receiving cancer treatments. Rotarians from Old Town and Bangor helped renovate the property, which includes nine guest rooms. Cancer patients may pay a suggested donation of $15 per night.

Thank you, Steve, for making us aware of Sarah’s House, a place of comfort and care for many. More information about Sarah’s House may be found at:

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