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Class Notes Archive: 1960-1969


In Memoriam Robert Bloom passed away February 2, 1999.   December 2000

How proud can a father be? My daughter Lauron graduated from the ILR School in 2001, my son Tanner is scheduled to graduate from the ILR School in 2004, and my youngest daughter, Paige is an incoming freshman this fall at the ILR School.   July 2003

Gerard Cerand is pround to report that his youngest daughter Paige, will be attending the ILR school in the fall of 2003 as a freshman. His eldest daughter Lauren graduated from the ILR School in May of 2001 and his son Tanner is currently a Junior in the ILR School.   February 2003

Gerard Cerand reports that his daughter is enrolled in the ILR School.   December 2000

Chuck Levenstein has a new book of poems -- just published:   July 2006

Chuck Levenstein retired from the Work Environment Department at UMass Lowell in 2003. His wife is a lawyer and continues working for the Federal Court in Boston. His daughter Maggie does research at U of Michigan Survey Research Center and the management school. She is married to an ecomist -- and they have two daughters, Emily and Celia, both brilliant and lovely. His daughter Anna is finishing a doctorate in early music performance at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, and performs with Elysium in Europe, as well as Ciaramella in the US. She is getting married in April to a Belgian medical physicist; and they are living in NYC. Chuck continues to edit NEW SOLUTIONS, JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH POLICY, and a book series on work, health and environment, both published by Baywood Publications. He chairs the advisory board for The New England Consortium's hazardous waste worker health and safety program, as well as the advisory board for PACE/USW federally funded projects. He has continued to serve as a consultant for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute Center for Community Based Research. He also continues to travel -- most recently to Brazil for a study of ergonomic injuries to porters in produce markets; and to Hungary to lecture on the social dimensions of occupational health. He writes poems and is published widely in e-zines. His most recent work was a supplement to Niederngasse Poetry, a Zurich-based e-zine -- focusing on poems of work and working life. He's keeping busy.   November 2005

John Popular, though retired for two years, has produced a new video for ILR training in interest based problem solving. "A Better Way" is being used by FMCS, US Department of Labor, and numerous consultants. Mr. Polular continues to serve as a labor arbitrator and also serves as an Impartial Neutral on the National Review Panel of Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Partnership.   July 2002

Alan M. Siegel has been named to the advisory board of ViaVid Broadcasting, Inc. He was selected for his professional expertise in corporate communications.   January 2002

In Memoriam Robert Stafford passed away in 1998.   December 2000


Peter Eveleth was appointed by Office of Compliance Board of Directors Chair Susan S. Robfogel to serve as the third General Counsel.   May 2004

Peter Ames Eveleth was recently appointed to a five year term as General Counsel of the United States Office of Compliance. The General Counsel is responsible for enforcing the Congressional Accountability Act, which applies civil rights, labor relations, and workplace safety laws to employees of Congress and the Legislative Branch.   January 2004

Barbara Horowitz is working with her son David Slone '90 developing shows and workshops for teens and pre- teens at The Times Square Group. She has also recently accepted a position on the board of Unity Church of New York.   December 2001

Barbara Horowitz took a new office at 1501 Broadway, Suite 1915 in the old Paramount Building. She produced the smash hit The Betrayal of Nora Blake in London and is now putting it together for New York City. Barbara negotiates for theatres 70% of the time and loves it.   December 2000

Alan Jaffe was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees of Town and Country Trust. Mr. Jaffe is a partner in the law firm Proskuer Rose.   May 2005

Stephan Minikes Great Falls, Virginia, Stephan became Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) from 2001-2005 in Vienna, Austria. He presently lectures at universities and is a member of several Boards.   February 2011

Stephan Minikes has been nominated to the rank of Ambassador as part of his service as United States Representative to the Organiation for Security and Cooperation in Europe.   January 2002

Stephan Minikes reports that his firm Reid & Priest merged in July 1998 with Thelen Marrin Johnson & Bridges to form Thelen Reid & Priest. It is now one of the largest law firms in the United States. Stephan has become engaged in management of the Washington office as well as the firm, a new challenge since he is still actively practicing.   December 2000

James Moore was elected president of the New York State Bar Association for the current year.   December 2000

Adelle Picking is still involved in real estate sales and executive recruitment to the Johnstown area. Her daughter, Elizabeth, received her Masters degree from the Cornell Hotel School in 1997 and is now a consultant in Minneapolis, MN.   December 2000

Mr. Howard Reitkopp has moved to Florida and now has semi-retired. He is also marrying off his last child in October, 2001.   August 2001

Edward Robbins has been elected vice president of the Society of Actuaries.   January 2003

Edward Robbins retired from KPMG Peat Marwick in July 1998. He is now senior vice president and chief actuary of Zurich Kemper Life Insurance Companies, IL.   December 2000

Stephen B. Wexler's son Ronnie Allen Wexler graduated ILR in May 2001.   October 2001

Stephen Wexler announces the graduation of his son, Ronnie Allen Wexler, from the ILR School in May of 2001.   August 2001


At a forum organized by Judge Stephen J. Adler held at the Israil Labor Court on December 30, Professor Harry Katz was the keynote speaker. To a standing room only audience of over 140 lawyers, academics and labor relations professionals, Profess Katz, Jack Sheinkman Professor of Collective Bargaining at ILR, spoke about recent changes in labor relations with a focus on the lessons for national- level labor-managment partnerships. His talk drew from his two recent books (both published by Cornell University Press).   March 2004

Stephen Adler is president (chief judge) of the Israel Labour Courts (65 judges and registrars). He has recently been a senior scholar and St. John's college in Oxford and teaches at the Hebrew University Law Faculty and summers at the Central European University in Budapest. He has recently published at article on the role of labour courts in determining social policy (International Journal of Comparitive Labour Law and Industrial Relations). He is the Israeli editor for the International Labor Law Reports and chairman of the Israeli society for labour and social security.   July 2003

Ronald Cassie relocated his business, The Cassie Group, to New JerseyÑnear the shore and his sailboat. He is building a house in Island Heights and is excited to be a "Jersey guy" again after 30 years.   December 2000

David Dameron '62 just completed the spring semester teaching an honors course at the University of Nevada- Las Vegas.   July 2003

David Dameron is teaching an honors course at UNLV fall semester 2001.   August 2001

James B. Denman Naples, FL, retired from the practice of law (Buffalo). Widowed 2000 (Hon. M. Dolores Denman), remarried 2004 (Maureen W. Bowen). Children, Dan, ret. partner, Goldman Sachs & Co., Diana (Alphareta, GA), Lindsay (Cornell Arch. '89, Atlanta). Summer home, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard.   February 2011

Mr. Jeremiah Hallisey was appointed to the California Transportation Commission in 2000.   August 2001

Richard J. Levine retired in May 2006 as vice president of news and staff development for Dow Jones after 40 years with the company, having spent the first part of his career as a reporter in the Washington bureau of The Wall Street Journal in assignments including military correspondent, chief economics writer and Outlook columnist. In 1980, he became editorial director of the company's new electronic publishing division and later served on the Dow Jones management committee and as vice president and executive editor of Dow Jones Newswires. He will continue as president of The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, Inc., a private foundation that promotes careers in journalism through internships and scholarships for college students. He also is a trustee of the McCarter Theatre and the Princeton Symphony Orchestra and plans to devote more time to writing, tennis and his family, which now includes five grandchildren.   May 2006


Irwin Scharfeld recently retired from CSEA/AFSCME Local 1000 after 27 years and accepted the position of executive director of the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association Local 11, AFSCME, AFL-CIO in Columbus, OH. He and his wife Joann are settled into their new home but miss the short drive to Ithaca.   December 2000

Marc Kornfeld celebrates the birth of a grandchild, Ariella Tova born April 29, 2001.   August 2001

Henry Kramer's new book, "Game, Set, Match, Winning the Negotiaitons Game" was released in June 2001, published by ALM publishing. In 2001, Henry won a seat on the Board of Education of the Ithaca City school district.   May 2002

Henry Kramer will be a visiting fellow at ILR in the fall of 1999 and has relocated to Ithaca where he is building a new home. His wife, Judy Kramer (MEd '65) has retired from her teaching career.   December 2000

C. Bradley Olson was appointed director of the Program in Real Estate at Cornell University in July. The real estate program sponsors an interdisciplinary two-year Masters degree program hosted by the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, and draws faculty from throughout the university.   December 2000

Michael R. Rochester MS '63, Philadelphia, Pa, has been selected to serve on the Citizen's Advisory Committee for the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA). He will serve a term of two years   September 2011

Mr. Michael Rochester has been promoted to Director HR, responsible for 60 steel industry locations in the US and Canada.   August 2001


The Honorable Richard Berman was installed in the fall of 1998 as a federal judge for the Southern District Court in Manhattan.   December 2000

Fredric Fischer was elected as a fellow to The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, the highest recognition of sustained outstanding performance in the labor and employment law profession; only 350 of 30,000 attorneys have been inducted into The College.   December 2000

Charles Green III received the W.P. Roseman Award for Excellence in Teaching from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater as well as the Teaching Excellence Award from the College of Letters and Sciences at UW-W   December 2000

In Memoriam Jared Jossem, a well-known labor attorney and GOP leader in Hawaii, has passed away after a long battle with cancer.   May 2003

Jared Jossem founded a new firm, Jossem, Toyofuku & Clark, which focuses on labor, employment, commercial litigation, and EEO. He has been named in Best Lawyers in America for the 8th year.   December 2000

In Memoriam Arthur Lazcano passed away December 14, 1998. He was a 25 year career veteran of the US Navy and retired from the military in 1960 before earning a BS from ILR. He is survived by his wife Betsey Skinner Lazcano of Ithaca; daughter Yvonne Rebholz, an Extension Associate with the ILR Buffalo Office; two sons, William and Theodore Lazcano; three grandsons; sister Winifred Gardner; and sister-in-law Shirley Skinner.   December 2000

Lincoln Lewis retired from his position as presidential advisor at the University of Virginia and is working part-time as a personal fitness trainer in Charlottesville, VA.   December 2000

Nancy Persily has been appointed director of undergraduate programs and director of the Wertlieb Educational Institute for Long Term Care Management in addition to professor and assistant dean at the George Washington University School of Public Health. Additionally, she has successfully raised funds for the Andrew Persily Memorial Scholarship at GWU.   December 2000

Dr. Charles Schmidt, Jr. retired from the University of Rhode Island in June 1998 after 30 years of service as professor of industrial relations. We congratulate him on the recent naming of the Charles T. Schmidt, Jr. Labor Research Center at URI.   December 2000

On January 22, 2003, Robert Strudler '64 was named the recipient of the Hearthstone Builder Lifetime Public Service Award.   July 2003


Robert Jewett was sworn in as New York's Cortland County District Attorney on July 24, 1997.   December 2000

Friends of Bryan Knapp ’65, have established a scholarship in his memory, as part of a larger fund, Bryan’s List, which will contribute to a variety of organizations aligned with Bryan’s interests and values. Prior to his untimely death in 2003 as the result of an automobile accident, Bryan was a senior human resources officer at American Express and head of human resources at Shearson Lehman Brothers, J. Crew, MTV Networks, and the Natural Resources Defense Council, a non-profit organization. He was also very active in a number of activities supporting the gay community. The Brian L. Knapp Scholarship will be awarded annually to an outstanding LGBT student from the metro New York City area (which includes CT) who will be attending Cornell University. Here is the page link that fully describes the Cornell scholarship Bryan’s friends have set up: More information about Bryan’s List is available from C. Michael Spero at Loeb & Loeb, LLP, (212) 407-4877.   February 2006

David Oshinsky ‘65 a history professor at the University of Texas, won the Pulitzer Prize in history, Oshinsky, the George Littlefield professor in American history, had known he was a finalist for   September 2006

Carl Weisbrod has been appointed to the board of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation that has recently made public a blueprint for a commercial and cultural makeover of downtown Manhattan, an outline that includes a new Freedom Park with memorial and museum, and a transit hub connecting subway, commuter rail and ferry lines. Weisbrod is president of the Alliance for Downtown New York, the business improvement district.   July 2002


Bruce J. Bergman 66, a partner at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, has been elected to membership in the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.   September 2006

Bruce Bergman, an attorney with Certilman Balin in East Meadow, NY was a panelist on "Forclosure Defenses - Practical and Procedural Best Practices" at the USFN's Legal Issues Conference in Chicago.   April 2005

Bruce Bergman, who heads the mortgage foreclosure department at the law firm of Certilman Balin, was a featured speaker at the New York County Lawyers' Association CLE program on Receiverships on November 25, 2003.   February 2004

Attorney Bruce J. Bergman, a partner at Certilman Balin, was a featured speaker on the relationship of predatory lending to title insurance at the New York State Land Title Association annual conventtion in Boston from August 14 through August 17, 2003.   September 2003

The recently published National Mortgage Servicer's Reference Directory contains a section on New York mortgage foreclosure law written by Bruce Bergman '66, head of the mortgage foreclosure department at the law firm of Certilman Balin in East Meadow.   August 2002

Jonathan Dolgen was named Pioneer of the Year by the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers.   January 2003

Joel Freedman (ILR '66) and Rita Siegel Freedman (ILR '67) celebrated the marriage of their eldest son, Eugene (ILR '96) to Rachel Kanzer (Human Ecology '98) on September 2, 2001.   July 2002

Donald Goldman '66 retired on July 1, 2003. He has worked 35 years in the field of education as a teacher and guidance counselor. He awaits the next big challenge of his life-- to structure and create a new life. He looks forward to the next phase.   July 2003

Donald Goldman's wife, Celia is retiring as Vice President and Marketing for Curriculum Associates, Inc., an educational publisher headquartered in North Billerica, Massachusetts. Together, they have relocated back to the Los Angeles area to live in the general area of their family which includes 2 mother-in-laws, 3 children with spouses: Michelle (Michael), Larry (Maria), and Alan (Lynda), as well as 4 grandchildren: Joey, Jacquelyn, Robby, and Alissa.   August 2001

Marvin Goldstein has been appointed as a partner in the New Jersey office of Proskaeur Rose LLP.   December 2000

Lawrence G. Graev has been named to the Board of Directors at the St. Paul Companies, joining 13 other directors who were also elected at the company's annual shareholders meeting. Graev has been president and chief executive officer of the Glen Rock Group, LLC, a merchant banking firm based in NYC since December 2000.   July 2002

Joseph Jaffe is executive vice president and general counsel of Decision Strategies/Fairfax International LLC in Stamford, CT.   December 2000

William Kilberg and his wife Barbara became grandparents on October 27, 2002. Their grandson is also named William.   February 2003

William Kilberg reports that his wife Barbara has taken a position effective September 1998 as president of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, a 1000+ member association of technology companies.   December 2000

Esther Lehmann reports that her youngest child, David, graduated from the University of Maryland. He is a graphic designer with the Center for Disease Control. His older brother, Marc, is pursuing an MBA at Wharton. Esther is also proud to report that her two daughters have provided them with 5 grandchildren. She and her husband, Aaron, are still enjoying their careers.   December 2000

Ira sadoff's the Dana Professor of Poetry at Colby College, is the author of six collections of poetry, most recently GRAZING, a novel, THE IRA SADOFF READER, and has received fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. He lives with his wife Linda and two stepchildren in Maine.   August 2001

Ira sadoff's the Dana Professor of Poetry at Colby College, is the author of six collections of poetry, most recently GRAZING, a novel, THE IRA SADOFF READER, and has received fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. He lives with his wife Linda and two stepchildren in Maine.   August 2001

Robert J. Smith was recently appointed Managing Partner for the northern Virginia office of Morgan Lewis & Bockius. He has been selected as a fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.   September 2001

Mr. Robert J. Smith was appointed Managing Partner Northern Virginia which was selected "Best Lawyers in America."   August 2001

Darry Sragow has joined the Los Angeles law firm of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal as a partner and member of the firm's national Public Law and Policy Strategies Group.   April 2005


In Memoriam John H. Bruns III passed away on September 14, 2002.   January 2003

G. Edward DeSeve was nominated by President Clinton to serve as deputy director for management in the Office of Management and Budget. He is currently controller and acting deputy director of Management at OMB.   December 2000

In Memoriam Barry Gold '67 passed away Saturday, October 12, 2002 at his residence in the company of his family.   July 2003

In Memoriam Darryl Hale, 45, of Brook St., East Hartford, the loving husband of Vera (Crawford) Hale, and the devoted father of Hannah Elisabeth Hale, passed away quietly Thursday at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Born in Marysville, CA, the son of Preston Hale Sr. and Ethel Mae (Calhoun) Hale of Glendale, AZ, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in industrial labor relations from Cornell University and his Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School, was presently an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board, and currently had the privilege and honor of being the pastor at New Born Church of God and True Holiness in Newington. In addition to his wife, daughter, and parents, he is survived by three brothers, Preston Hale Jr. of Austin, TX, Christopher Hale of Durham, NC, and Gary Hale of Hartford; and several nieces and nephews.   May 2007

Richard Hoffman '67, Washington, DC, was named Executive Director of the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission, a federal commission established by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003.   February 2007

Richard Hoffman '67, Washington, D.C., was named Executive Director of the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission, a federal commission established by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003.   February 2007


Peter Anderson reports the birth of his firstborn, Jed. Howard Gladston was appointed partner at Certil-man, Balin, Adler & Hyman.   December 2000

Jay Berke is a partner in Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP. He is in their Labor and Employment Law department.   September 2001

From MMC Newsletter 4/26 Fran Bonsignore, MMC's senior vice president, Executive Resources and Development, has decided to leave the firm at the end of May. Fran joined MMC in 1990 and has contributed across a broad range of management subjects. Working closely with the compensation committee of MMC's board of directors, he has played an essential role in developing executive talent at the company. In the immediate aftermath of September 11, Fran led MMC's efforts to establish resources for colleagues and the family members of colleagues feared lost in the attacks on the World Trade Center.   April 2005

Judith Maxwell's son recently graduated from the ILR School.   August 2001

Stephen Tannen is proud to report that his daughter, Heather, has entered the joint MBA/ILR program at Cornell.   December 2000

Jay Waks '68 received citations from both President Skorton and Law School Dean Stewart Schwab. President Skorton and Chairman of the Board Peter Meinig acknowledged Jay's service to Cornell as the immediate past chair of the Cornell University Council. Dean Schwab awarded Jay a citation and stone plaque at the Law School Advisory Council Dinner to recognize his service as Chair of the Law School Advisory Council. He is one of only two alumni to recieve the award. Jay just returned from Nevi, where he chaired a conference of federal judges and attorneys, mostly from the federal judicial districts within the Second Circuit. Jay is the first ILR grad to hold the chair position of this group.   February 2008

Jay Waks was recently ranked #1 among defendent-side employment attorneys in New York by the new 2003-04 Chambers USA Guide. He was also recently honored with a presentation by the Cornell Black Alumni Association for his steadfast dedication to and support of the CBAA's mission and goals.   September 2003

Mr. Jay Waks recently represented the American Arbitration Association as amicus curiae before the US Supreme Court in Circut City Stores v. Adams, in which the Supreme Court upheld the enforcement of employment arbitration agreements in Federal Court. The Supreme Court, in the 3rd and final position of its opinion, referred to a number of the practical arguments raised by Mr. Waks on behalf of the AAA in its amicus curaie brief. Rachel Yarkon, his colleague and ILR graduate, assisted.   August 2001

Eleanor Zweibel's son Rob is a member of the class of 2005 in the ILR School.   January 2003


Eileen Barkas Hoffman '69, Commissioner/Project Director in the International and Dispute Resolution Section, Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service, who has in 2006-07 been president-elect of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA), became president of LERA for 2007-08 in the organization's annual meeting, held in Chicago on January 7, 2007.   January 2007

Joseph Cervasio is chairman of Diversified Global Strategies, Inc. He spends most of his time implementing leadership development programs for Marriott Vacation Club International.   January 2002

Stanley Davis was recently names Senior Vice President of Human Resources for the American Red Cross.   December 2001

Robert Jossen reports that in August 1998, his law firm merged and became Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedan, LLP in New York City.   December 2000

Kenneth Kahn just started a new magazine called Public HR.   December 2000

Gary Kendellen was recently promoted to regional director of the National Labor Relations Board in New Jersey.   December 2000

Peter Rosen reports that his daughter, Sarah, is in the honors program at American University in Washington, DC. She is also playing varsity soccer there. His other daughter, Elissa, is in high school at Woodland Academy in Atlanta, GA.   December 2000

Marie-Celeste Scully is an HRMS/payroll consultant for PeopleSoft, USA.   December 2000

Rita G. Siegel was appointed director of labor relations for Albuquerque Public Schools. Siegel, who has more than 20 years experience in labor and management, labor relations and dispute resolutin, assumed her new duties in January.   March 2002

Rita Siegel opened her own law practice in August 1998, concentrating in arbitration and mediation of labor, employment and commercial disputes.   December 2000