Report of Class of 1949’s 65th Reunion

    For those 49ers unable to attend our 65th reunion because of distance to travel in the days of TSA, medical condition of self or family, and mobility problems, or whatever, I and those attending deeply regret your absence. To allow you to share in activities I have written of happenings each day in the EVENT section. Unfortunately, I was not present in many smaller get-togethers amongst classmates, but hope they are giving many of you their personal reports.
    Many pictures will appear in GALLERY.​

Deaths and Services Scheduled

Joan Aljoe, wife of CAPT Robert Aljoe, passed away Monday April 24, 2017 in Charleston, SC. information on services will be provided when known.

Kurt Dorenkamp died Thursday, October 19, 2017 at The Glen at Willow Valley, Lancaster, PA after a long illness. His obituary with schedule of his memorial service is in the MEMORIAL section. 
Again Sea Duty Calls

Single up and prepare to cast off all lines. I got another offer from Holland America to assist them in repositioning Prinsendam from Rome to Fort Lauderdale to serve the winter Caribbean cruise needs. I booked it and look forward to not having to cook, clean, and find entertainment.  It's there waiting on me.
Rick has agreed to take care for of things until my return November 19th..


I had a nice letter from Joy Lindy, long-time widow of Alan, who died of a heart attack at age 41. Their three children have done well: son David, a psychiatrist in New York; son Jeff, a lawyer in Philadelphia; and daughter Kimberly, in Israel with her own business having raised two daughters and three grandchildren, which put Joy at the great-grandmother level by "little people." 
Joy lives on Washing Square near Independence Hall and would be delighted to serve as tour guide for anyone in the class that would enjoy a visit to the "new Philadelphia.