K E E P I N M I N D … • If you received more than one degree from Wentworth, look for your name under your most recent graduation year. If a city or town is mentioned, but the state is omitted, assume the state is Massachusetts. Herbert S. Greeley, PM ’32, EI&M, is retired from General Electric. Charles E. Lawson, AC, of Deltona, Fla., writes with news of his
latest book, Historical and Hysterical Woodland Tales. The bookcontains stories accumulated during Lawson’s work as a land
surveyor in North Berwick, Maine, and collected during worldwide
Robert Sims, BC, of Eustis, Fla., writes, “Sorry to miss my 70th
travels. The softcover book is available at major bookstores and
graduation anniversary this year. I turned 90 in June and am very
through the publisher, AuthorHouse, at www.authorhouse.com.
fortunate to be active. I am an organist in our church and anactive member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society, who help the
poor locally. Norma, my wife of 64 years, helps Habitat for
John Morin, AM, of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., retired in June 2004
Humanity and corresponds with dozens of shut-ins.”
after 19 years as director of quality for Brainin Advance Industriesin Attleboro. He’s now enjoying the Florida Panhandle with his
Albert R. Jourdan, EI&M, adds to his undisputed record of consec- utive Class Notes appearances (20 straight issues!) with his letter
of April 6, 2005. Albert is still at the Curtis Home in Meriden,
John Buchanan, MD, sent an e-mail in May: “I retired from Waters
Conn., where he’s been a resident since 1995. The Home, he
Corporation after 32 years as a principal consulting engineer. I
writes, “is a nice place in South Meriden—a mile or so from the
recently made contact with fellow 1962 classmate, Rich Calvani,
end of town and in an area full of reworked factories and stores.”
MD, after learning he is the editor for the Mass Street RodAssociation car club. Coincidentally, I am a member and editor for
the Mass Cruisers Auto Club. We were both hot rodders back in
Irving H. Swanson, EI&M, sent a letter in May: “I am now 86
’62 and apparently we’re both still hooked on the hobby. Back in
years of age and never realized how my school has grown. Upon
’62, I had to sell my ’33 Ford Roadster street rod to pay for the
my graduation, I joined the Square D Company’s district sales
final semester at Wentworth and I still have a vivid memory of
office as a sales manager. I joined the Navy in ’42, served in the
Rich driving his chopped custom ’55 Lincoln two-door coupe to
Atlantic on surf craft, and then volunteered for submarine duty in
school, in primer of course, to show everyone what he had done
the Pacific. After the war, I returned to Boston with the Square D
to the car his uncle had given him. We’re now swapping club
Company. In 1952, I was transferred to Richmond, Va., as sales
newsletters as we prepare to drive into the sunset years of our
manager, never returning to Boston. I retired in 1982 and moved
lives. My newsletters can be read online at www.masscruisers.com
into the retirement facility, Friends Homes, in Greensboro, N.C.
if you’re so inclined, and Rich’s club activities can be viewed
at www.massstreetrods.com.” Kenneth MacKenzie III, PET, of Newtown, Conn., sold Bethel Cycle
and retired from the Eaton Corporation in 1999. He had been
J. Alexander Harte, PM&MD, is retired from New England
manager of manufacturing engineering. Kenneth has four grand-
Telephone (now Verizon). He lives in Milton.
children. He writes, “I bicycle, walk, motorcycle tour, kayak, makemaple syrup, read, and repair fitness equipment part time.”
Cullen Murphy, EEP, of Venice, Fla., is a managing member of Bob Ingalls, MC&TD: see 1987.
CKM Healthcare Consultants LLC. Ken Rydberg, CHE, of Fairbanks, Alaska, writes, “Still working as
a self-employed structural engineer. Hard to retire, but slowly
Delmont Hartt, IE, has retired from Hartt Transportation Systems
Inc. He now raises Simmental beef cattle for a hobby. He spendsthree months a year in Jensen Beach, Fla.
1964 Gary Dawbin, ASE, of Winthrop, Maine, retired in February from 1955 (Black & Gold 50t
Bates College after eight years as a computer programmer and
Paul J. Martus, BC, of Castle Rock, Colo., has worked in the
analyst. Prior to that, he worked for 10 years as the systems
construction industry since graduating from Wentworth 50 years
administrator and database analyst for the Augusta, Maine,
ago. He writes, “My years at Wentworth were invaluable.”
Department of Public Schools, and for 22 years in various
positions in the electric utility industry, renewable energy consulting,
Robert Verlik, AE ’73, is the principal of R.J.V. Design Services LLC,
and energy policy and planning for the State of Maine.
a retail and project management and design company that has
William J. Martin, CHE, of Braintree is a senior associate at Tutela
partnered with Lynmar Builders to serve retailers in the Philadelphia
Engineering Associates Inc. in Wilmington.
and mid-Atlantic area. Bob was recently designated a Certified
Doug Schumann, AC, finished the Boston Marathon yet again this
Construction Manager and Certified Building Inspector. He lives in
past April. He ran the course in 3:39:47,
which placed him 25th overall in theseniors division. As always, his lucky
Brian Healy, CC, has been promoted to executive vice president at
Payton Construction in Boston. In his new role, he directs the
day-to-day operations and implements key corporate policies and
procedures as well as the overall strategic direction of the
company. Brian joined Payton in 2003; he has more than 25 years ofexperience in the construction industry. “Brian possesses the perfect
combination of leadership, organizational, communication, and
William R. Rogerson, EE, has retired from both the IBM
analytical skills we need to continue the success Payton
Corporation and Newburgh Molded Products in Newburgh, N.Y.
Construction has had for the last 20 years,” said Bill Payton,
company president. “I couldn’t be more pleased to have Brian onour team in his new role.”
Paul Hemphill, CC ’73, BCS, of Marshfield is a construction project Douglas M. Aiken, EEE, was recently promoted to the rank of
manager at RF Walsh Company Inc. in Boston. He has earned the
colonel in the New Hampshire Air National Guard. In civilian life,
designation of Certified Construction Manager from the Construction
he is the chief of Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid, a fire/EMS agency
Management Association of America. Certified Construction Managers
composed of 36 communities in central New Hampshire.
are individuals who meet prescribed criteria with regard to formaleducation, field experience, and demonstrated capability and
knowledge of construction management. Paul has also received
William R. Valentine, EE ’67, EEE, a self-described “long-lost
the professional designation of Associate Constructor from the
Wentworth alum,” checked in with a March 2005 e-mail titled, “To
American Institute of Constructors. He is currently managing the
catch up, after 37 years.” The Salem, N.H., resident writes, “After
construction of the Needham Public Library, a $15-million renova-
graduating from Wentworth, I went on to receive a B.S. in electrical
tion and addition to the existing historic building. He is a member
engineering and an M.B.A. from Northeastern University. I’ve been
of the board of directors of the CMAA New England chapter and
married to Kathy (Albano) since October 19, 1975. My career has
former chair of the Marshfield Town Building Committee.
comprised a full range of engineering and management positions
Coleman W. Walsh Jr., BCS, of West Haven, Conn., led the New
at small companies. I’ve enjoyed several entrepreneurial ventures
Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade this past March. It was the 49th
and founded an R&D company in 1989. Most of my work has been
year of the parade, which attracts more than 200,000 people each
contracted with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, and NASA, working on
year. Coleman is a 16-year member of the parade committee.
electronic systems for space satellites and sonar systems. Currently,
When not leading parades, he is an assistant resident engineer
I’m the programs manager at Si2 Technologies Inc., a six-person
for CTE Engineers Inc., overseeing rail and highway projects for the
spinoff from Triton Systems of Chelmsford. Kathy and I have three
Connecticut Department of Transportation.
children: Bill, 27; Mike, 25; and Sandy, 22. Life has been good.”
Mark Weare, EM, of Derry, N.H., is a design support manager at Nortel Networks. 1969 Fred W. Sunderland Jr., Esq., MD, is an attorney in Haverhill. He
earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Lowell in 1986,
James R. Stefka, BCS, of South Windsor, Conn., is a project
and retired from the Andover Police Department in 1993. Three
manager with Trane. He is a Building Owners and Managers
years later, he graduated from the Massachusetts School of Law.
Association member, holding a Real Property Administrator desig-nation. He was married in November 2004. His daughter, Brianna,
graduates next year from Westover School in Middlebury, Conn. Carl W. Stearns, EEE, is a licensed massage therapist and owner and director of Health Focus 101 Center for Massage and Holistic 1980 (25t
Steve Pasakarnis, CE, has accepted a position as project developmentofficer with Samet Corporation of Greensboro, N.C. After a career
in engineering, estimating, and project management, Steve is now
David T. Lewis, MPE, of Winchester, Va., has begun a new job as
working with owners to develop commercial construction projects.
program manager of LCS at L-3 Communications in Leesburg, Va.
Farhad Bybordi, MD, of Pompano Beach, Fla., is the co-inventor
Ivan Lee, MD ’67, MDE ’71, ME, of Tolland, Conn., is the manager of
of a 1993 patent (5,184,077) for “abrasion-resistant, high pressure
business development at Solico Inc. in Hartford, Conn.
dielectric sensors” and currently has an application filed with the
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a “closed wound drainage
Vermont. He has a number of patents on his designs and is quite
proud of his contributions to the machine industry. Now he isretired and devotes most of his time to playing music. I worked
for a number of years as an electrical engineer for the U.S. Army
James Baglini, ME, of West Roxbury made a career change last
Corps of Engineers and then worked independently after I left the
year, becoming a financial advisor in the Boston office of Legg
Corps. Now I am also lucky enough to spend most of my time
Mason, an investment/brokerage firm. For the previous nine years,
playing music. In addition to my volunteer service each Thursday,
he had been a manufacturer’s representative.
I also travel extensively throughout New England with the GerryGrimo East Bay Jazz Ensemble.
Joe Hilliard, MAC, of Milford is president of the New England
Al Decker, BCS, of Perth Amboy, N.J., wrote to say hello to his old
Shaft Company Inc. in Pawtucket, R.I. He has been raising alpacas
classmates. He is running carpentry and masonry crews for a
for the past 10 years; his herd currently numbers 16.
large home improvement contractor in New Jersey. He and hisfiancée, Tammy, just had a baby boy named Lucas. Al is also the
father of Alicia, 19, and Alvin, 17.
Sakher Alsafi, CSC, is running his own business, Alsafi TradingCompany, in his native country, Iraq. He lives in Baghdad. You
can reach him by e-mail at [email protected].
Michael Somers, MPE ’81, MET, of Reading works in final electrical
Lynne Rodericks Berard, BCS, is an estimator for North Atlantic
test operations for Intel Corporation in Hudson.
Corporation. She and her husband, Michael, live in Dartmouth.
Ted Zoltko, AEC, moved last summer with his wife and daughter
Kristine Kelsey Biagiotti, EEC, of Franklin ran her first marathon at
to Sarasota, Fla., where he has formed a new construction
the 109th Boston Marathon on April 18, 2005. She raised money
company, The Charles and Chase Group Inc. The company’s
for two charities: $5,000 for the Michael Carter Lisnow Respite
primary focus is commercial construction management and
Center and $15,000 for Boston Children’s Hospital.
general contracting, along with cost estimating consulting. Ted
Bruce I. Ireland, CE, has returned to Australia after 19 years in the
writes, “The name of the company is a blend of my father’s name
United States. He now works for a construction products manu-
and my business partner’s grandfather’s name. My partner is a
facturer, Danley Construction Products Pty. Ltd. Bruce is the R&D
Northeastern grad, electrical engineering, but I don’t hold that
manager, developing new products and systems for concrete slab
against him….” Before moving to Florida, Ted had been a senior
joints, rebar connectors, and allied products. He’s also active with
vice president of William A. Berry & Son Inc. in Danvers.
ACI355 Anchorages and other committees.
Andrew Hall, EEC, of Tunbridge, Vt., wrote the Alumni Office with
Jose Taveira, AEC, writes, “I got married to Kerry Pimentel of New
a story of a Wentworth connection he made a few years ago:
Bedford, Mass., on April 2, 2005. The wedding reception was at
“Here is a recent photo of me and my friend, Bob Ingalls,
the Atlantic Beach Club overlooking the Newport mansions. The
MC&TD ’42. We met in July 2001 in Windsor, Vt., to play music
greatest wedding of all time, despite the cloudy weather.”
for the residents of the Stoughton House assisted living community. Bob and his friend, Walter Colteryahn (in the background) had
played music together for a long time in the Windsor County area
David Pilcher, AD ’84, AEW, of Tyngsboro recently accepted a new
with a gentleman named Bob Brown, who led his own band.
position as a project manager with Jewett Construction in
(Bob passed away in 2003.) Each Thursday, members of the Bob
Raymond, N.H. He’s working in Nantucket this summer.
Brown Band volunteer their time to play music for the residentsof various assisted living facilities and nursing homes in and
around Windsor. Playing music for these folks just makes us all
Chris Colotti, AET, is a system administrator with PC Connection
very happy and gives us the opportunity to visit with people who
can’t get out very much. Back in the summer of 2001, I was
Robert M. Currie, AEW, is a self-employed architectural designer
and teaches at the Boston Architectural Center. He and his wife,
James W. Schlumpf, CEC, has moved with his wife, Wendy, to
Fairhope, Alabama. He writes that he has started a marine
construction business while helping with area cleanup from the
Michael J. Tricarico Jr., AEC, writes, “I am now working for New
York City Transit, enjoying work. Looking to contact former
classmates. Drop me a line at [email protected].”
Boston when we were studentsat Wentworth. Only 45 years
Christopher Greene, CEC, is an engineer at Parsons in Boston. He
a long career as a gear design engineer at the machine tool
companies that once were so prevalent in the Springfield area of
M A R R I A G E S
Carl W. Stearns, EEE ’70, to Mimi Anchev
Jose Taveira, AEC ’92, to Kerry Pimentel
Robert M. Currie, AEW ’94, to Alison S. McConchie
Christopher Greene, CEC ’95, to Jill Brandon
Jonathan E. Vaillancourt, ARC ’98, to Holly E. Schufa, BARC ’99
Dawn Lewis, BELM ’00, to Keenan Ball, BELM ’00
Zachary P. Faucher, BARC ’02, to Bridget J. Mullen
Jonathan O’Sullivan, BCM ’03, to Rebecca Flores
I N M E M O R I A M 1942 Leonard M. Hatch, PM&MD
Newport Beach, Calif., in June 2004.
Roxbury works as an applica-tions engineer for the
as a mechanical engineer atThermo Electron Corporation in
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