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IN MEMORIAM: Rebecca B. Baute M'81 of Keene died Feb. 25, 2005, in Houston, Texas. A registered dietitian, she worked for 20 years as a nutritionist at Cheshire Hospital in Keene.


From Jay Punt: "Well, it has been such a long time I thought I would put a few words to pen. In this case, to keyboard. So much has happened since 1982 I'm not sure where to start, so here are some of the highlights. Getting married to Joan Bouha in 1988. She's a Cleveland, Ohio, girl, a nurse, a great mom, my soulmate, and the love of my life. Then there are our children, the light of our lives. Tatiana, 19, is a senior at Vermont Academy and looking at colleges for next year. KSC is on her list, but not in her top five. Victor, our son, is 16 and a sophomore at Fall Mountain Regional HS. Both are honor roll/dean's list students (they take after their mom) and into sports. Joan is a nurse supervisor at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene and I have been at Keene High School since 1990 as a health ed teacher primarily. I am teaching an Adventure Challenge course (low and high ropes) and I have taught human anatomy and physiology and sports nutrition. Enough about me. How about you? I would like to hear from

Marcus Debro (BF hasn't been the same since you left), Laurie White Saari (my best to Bruce and the boys) and Josh Hils (I miss you, buddy). We lost touch, kids. Drop me a line or two. That goes for anyone else, for that matter. Hope everyone is healthy. If you're in the Walpole, N.H., area, let me know. Godspeed."

Peter F. Ransome is executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Active Data Services, Inc. He is a certified document-imaging architect and was named to the international board of directors for the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) and serves as President of the North Carolina First In Flight Chapter of AIIM.


Christopher S. Bingel writes: "I've been off the radar with my 'Razorback' buddies for about 10 years now. Sorry about that guys. I'm now a health physicist at the Radiation Protection Office at Boston University Medical Campus. I live with my wife Lynne in Marblehead, Mass., and we are about to celebrate our son Christopher's first birthday! And yes, his nickname is Bing, just like his dad. I'd like to get in touch with my college pals, and see how everyone is doing. P.S. Bill Yaglou, what happened to your hair?"

From Dianne Hackett Ames: "I've lost touch with many old friends from the music department and Roxbury St. My husband Skip (who has three adult children) and I are long-term foster parents and have adopted two beautiful girls, Kelli, 4, and Kristina, 3. We also have a 17-month-old, Eric, whom we hope to adopt. I've been teaching music in Maine for 22 years or so, the last 11 in Sanford. My email is"

Wendy Kern Milton
of Littleton, N.H. writes: "Nearly 22 years later, I am still teaching and loving the North Country where I get to hike, cross country ski, snowshoe, swim, and enjoy the many moods of the mountains. Last summer, I discovered the joys of kayaking and have been exploring New Hampshire's waterways. A special hello to the Bushnell Babes!"


Jeffrey Newton has been named principal of the Charles E. Murphy School in Montville, Conn. He was a special education teacher in Norwich, Conn., for five years and was assistant principal at Murphy and Mohegan elementary schools. "My special education background gives me the ability to work effectively with all students," says Jeff. He and his wife Jennifer have a daughter Hailey.


Bob Lofquist of Danielson, Conn., writes: "I would love to here from anyone in Randall Hall in 1982-83 or Fiske Hall 1983-84. How's everybody doing? Bob the RA."

Chris Wells was not necessarily looking to go into banking when he graduated with a degree in business management. He was just looking for a job. He found one as a teller at the Cape Cod Bank and Trust branch in Harwich Port. Within a week, he knew he loved it. And he stayed with it. Last year he was named president of Dukes County Savings Bank in Martha's Vineyard, Mass.


From Jane Stark: I spent a few days with Maureen Kavanagh in December 2004. We stayed overnight at her mom and dad's place in Hanover, N.H., then we skied at Okemo in Ludlow, Vt., on a beautiful day. Her mom cooked us a great roast beef dinner that night and we reminisced about old times at KSC. Had a beautiful snowstorm the following day and we sat around and talked over old times again, in no particular hurry to drive back to Keene. Maureen (Mo, as her friends call her) is a physical education teacher at Monadnock Regional High School and assistant field hockey coach at Keene State. Other friends still in the Keene area include Lisa Eaton, an R.N. in Brattleboro, Vt. Our friend Kathleen Bordeau runs her own business, ProV1 Painting. As for me, after five years of living and working in Florida, I'm back living in the New York area and I'm still in publishing. Very glad to be back home. I traveled to India on business last November and was amazed at the country and the people. The food was great but I must say that I did not order for myself, but let my host order for me. This worked out very well as I enjoyed everything very much. Would love to hear from any of the old KSC friends.

Fred Haas would like a KSC hockey team get-together before we all turn gray. Fall '05 Homecoming would be great. E-mail Fred at for a 20-year (or so) reunion.


Tom Frost of Ringwood, N.J., writes: "Adopted a baby boy December 2003. Tim is now a year and a half. I am a stay-at-home dad three days a week and work part-time as a physical therapy assistant. Wife Amy works for IBM out of a home office."

Brian Zawodniak's 2004 middle school cross-country team from Enfield, Conn., had a dream season. The girls were undefeated and the boys took fifth place in the state meet.

Corrado and Jean '88 Garcia moved to Florida just in time to get a direct hit from hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. "Luckily we have a new home and we were fine!" he says.

Dover, N.H., resident James Sorbello thinks up solutions for everyday problems. His idea for minimizing or eliminating the bacteria that is harbored in kitchen cutting boards and for decreasing cooking preparation and clean-up time has led to his invention of a commercial-grade disposable cutting board. Sorbello, a food products salesman for Performance Food Group, sells food products to schools, restaurants, country clubs, and other businesses. He has been involved with his invention's development for about a year, completing extensive product and patent research. "Most of the invention process is learn as you go," says Jim. "There are some things you can learn through books, but much of it is just going through the procedure."

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