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Patti Wilson, 1953–2010

Patricia Anne Rosas From the press clippings: Patricia Anne Rosas died on Dec. 23, 2010, at the age of 57. She was a bright, compassionate, gentle person who contributed enormously to the Santa Cruz River Valley community. She will be sorely missed. She lived in Rio Rico, which is South of Tucson, not far from Nogales, AZ. Born in Berkeley; …

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Peter Rip, 1953–2010

Peter Rip passed away in November of 2010. He had a PhD from Stanford University and was a Venture partner at Crosslink Capital in San Francisco. Peter is survived by his wife Dara, two children Nichole and Chad and two grandchildren Katalina and Dillon. He was also an avid photographer. His company, Crosslink Capital, posted: It is with a profound sadness that …

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Rod Nesbitt, 1952–2010

“Rod will be remembered for his huge warm laugh, deep reassuring voice, and generous healing spirit.” That sentence, from Rod’s obit, says so much. An article about this wonderful man appeared in the Chicago Tribune after his passing: Roderick Nesbitt was a healer of bodies and lives in his work as a substance-abuse counselor and massage therapist. “He showed respect …

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Claire Cordwell, 1953–2006

From the Chicago Tribune: Claire Cordwell Rice Animal lover was among Chicago’s top dog groomers April 07, 2006 | By Barbara Sherlock, Tribune staff reporter To say that Claire Cordwell Rice had a penchant for animals would be an understatement, according to family and friends. As a child, Mrs. Rice filled her family’s home with stray or injured animals, caring …

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Robert London in Photos

Here’s a slideshow by Edie in memory of Bobby, who died in 2005.

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2002 Update from Peter Rip

In early 2002 we received this personal update from Peter: Went to Boston for college (Brandeis). Went to Palo Alto for grad school (Stanford). Went Chicago for first job teaching at UC and got married. Left teaching, moved back to Calif and got unmarried after a couple years (~27 by then). Worked in consulting and eventually moved to New Jersey …

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Janet’s Update from 2001

This report came in from Janet in September of 2001: Since leaving Chicago for Georgetown University (thanks to Bobby London’s college counseling), I have lived and worked in the Washington, D.C. area. During my college years I worked part-time for Senator Stuart Symington, and upon graduation worked full-time for him until his retirement in 1976. I interned in that office …

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2001 Update from George

We got this update from George in 2001: I have been in the Hotel business for the past 25 years, many of them with Marriott. In that process I left Chicago in 1982 and have lived in LA, CA, MA, SC, NY, NJ and TX since. After I reached a General Manager’s position, I figured it was time to get …

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James Marienthal 2001 Update

James writes: I was just recently (8/10/01) married for the second time. My wife’s name is Rebecca and we are headed to Amsterdam and the fjordlands of Norway in September ’01 for our honeymoon. I have two children from my first marriage. Jacob is 19 and a junior at Tulane engineering school. He does quite well in school and will …

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2001 Report from Crist

[We got this update from Crist in 2001] I left Parker in 1969 for the tree-lined suburb of Evanston. Any rumors to the contrary are completely baseless. Suburbia was a shock to my system, but I adjusted to a life without Morning Ex, Chorus, and Barr McCutcheon. Classmates at Evanston High School heard me solving quadratic equations aloud and reciting …

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Skip’s Report from 2000

Sidney N. Herman received a B.A. with honors from Haverford College in 1975 and a J.D. cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law in 1978. He is the managing partner of Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott in Chicago. He writes, “I am managing partner of a law firm that refuses to charge its corporate dients by the hour …

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Bob Davidson, 1953-1999

dispatch from the border death of a brother by Steve Levitt, April 1999 the photo was taken just about this time of year – the bushes are already green, but the trees move at a slower rhythm, and are at that awakening place – it’s a timeless courtyard moment – part staged, part serendipity – in the center by the …

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Nancy’s Update from 1997

Nancy (Blank) Hammonds received a B.A. from Connecticut College and a J.D. from the University of California Berkeley. She’s a non-practicing attorney living in San Francisco with her husband, Bill. She has three children: Jennifer Severance, Casey Severance, and Craig Severance.  

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Joel’s Update from 1997

Joel Hoffman earned a B.Mus. degree from the University 0f Wales in Cardiff (U.K.) and M.M. and D.M.A. degrees from the Juilliard School. He is a professor of music at the University of Cincinnati College – Conservatory of Music. He writes, “Over the last two years, I have added another dimension to my work as a musician. I am still …

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Gardy’s update from 1996

Gardner H. Stern III received his B.A. from Yale University (1975) and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago (1977). I am a writer and producer in film and television in Los Angeles. My primary interests are my two children, Mel (11) and Thomas (9). What he values from his Parker experiences is “14 years of learning to think creatively.”

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Ricky’s Update from 1996

Rick Ray received a B.A. from Antioch College. He now works “about four days a week as part of the management team of a small educational software company. I also chair the board of a regional environmental non-profit.” He adds that “I love wilderness, adventure, old friends and family.” What he values from his Parker experience is: critical thinking, exposure …

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Bill’s Update from 1996

William Marks attended Milton Academy (1969-71), Brown University (1975) and Northwestern University (1976). He is now senior vice president at the Hal Riney & Partners advertising agency. He and his wife, Wendy, have one child, Edward Harris Marks (7).

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Polly’s Update from 1996

Polly S. Ramstack Kuehn earned a BS in accounting with a minor in business from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay, graduating in 1990. She received her Certified Public Accountant license in 1993. She writes that she has been “in the hospitality business for the past seven years: first as a resident manager of a resort, then accountant for …

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Joel’s Update from 1996

Joel Hoffman received his bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Wales in Great Britain and his M.M. and D.M.A degrees from Juilliard. A composer, pianist and educator, he says that his interests are Italian culture (“I spend several months each year in Florence”) and traditional jewish culture (“I’m discovering my roots”). What he values from his Parker experience was “the …

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Edie’s Update from 1996

Edith Pattou Emery is a graduate of Scripps College, with an M.A. in English literature from Claremont Graduate School and an M.L.S. from UCLA. A writer of fiction for children, she writes: I would say that one of the most valuable aspects of my education at Parker was the way it kindled and nourished my curiosity.” From Mrs. Moulton’s ‘So whats’ to Barr …

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Jane Ellison’s 1996 Update

Jane Ellison has a bachelor’s degree of elective studies from St. Cloud State University and is also licensed in parent education and early childhood education. She is “presently working with parents in a family literacy program, as well as with parents of children with special needs.” She also teaches parenting to high risk families. Of Parker, she writes, “Looking back, Parker …

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Henry’s Update form 1996

Henry Davis received his B.A. from USC and his M.Ed from Loyola University. He has been a school psychologist for 14 years, has spent 10 years in therapeutic tutoring and is an international math game creator. What he values from his Parker experience was “Barr McCutcheon’s math class, Bill Idol’s English class propaganda game and Mrs. Moultons ‘So what?” He …

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Mary’s Update from 1996

Mary Hines Bendix attended New Trier East after leaving Parker. She received a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts and her MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. An artist, she and her husband, Richard, have three children: Sarah (17), Emily (14) and Sam (9). She writes that what she values most from her Parker experience was “the …

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Betsy’s Update from 1996

After graduating from Parker, Elizabeth Bergan Altman (Betsy) attended Milton Academy, Sarah Lawrence College and the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism. In marketing communications professionally, her personal interests include sailing and yacht racing-“participation on the water and with its administration.” Of her Parker experience she values the “sense of family in education, environ•ment, experience.” She and her husband, Ben, …

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