|Jitendra Dave (LR 66-72)is alive and well in Sumter, South Calorina, USA, living with his wife Anne and two children. Jit works for a bank and plays tennis regularly. Pichet Nithivasin (LR 69-73) owns and runs the Narai Hotel in Bangkok. He has been visited by Mark Johnson (LR 70-72), Pradeep Kapadia and Kim Campbell. He recently attended his daughter Nithida’s graduation ceremony at Purdue University. John Paul Lewis (LR 70-73) wrote his first novel, Buffalo Gordon, published in 2001. He lives with his wife and daughter in the Washington, D.C. area. Giancarlo Felli retired from being a physical therapist and now builds custom houses in Montana Crans. He lives with his wife Nati (who attended the Les Roches Hotel Management School) and daughter Julia in Crans. Still an avid skier, Giancarlo never stops appreciating the view from his window or the thrill of a fresh snowfall. Margaret Mallon Pujol lives near Paris with her husband Theirry and twins Sebastien and Claire. Charles Mallon (LR 71-74), her brother, lives in the Washington DC area and works as a senate aide. Susan (Seipel) Sturgis, (PF 71-74) lives in Houston after many, many years in Doha, Bahrain. She has four children, the oldest of which recently graduated from college. Heather Kinsley (PF 71-74) lives in Canada and works as a software programmer for the Canadian Postal Service. She has a daughter in school in London. David Watson, who taught English (and real life) at LR in 1971-72, lives with his wife and daughter in Rye Brook, NY. He is the director of the Emelin Theater in Manaroneck, NY. Joy and Dennis Hill, who taught Biology and Math respectively for many years at LR, moved to St. Cergue near Geneva. Mr. Hill was the head of the Math department at College du Leman (also owned by a Clivaz) for many years until his retirement in 2000. Jana Moore lives with her husband and sons in Durango, Colorado. Obituary:
We sadly note the passing of Mr. Jim Sherry, who taught History and Spanish at Les Roches, after a long battle with cancer. After the international school closed, Mr. Sherry continued to live in Bluche. In 1985, Cornell Navori (LR 71-74) and Pradeep Kapadia shared a drink with Mr. Sherry at Auberge Petit Paradis. After a few glasses of local wine, Mr. Sherry admitted that the years he taught at Bluche were the most fulfilling years of his life. He will be missed by those who appreciated his wit and dry sense of humor.
|Reunion News:It’s still in the early planning stages, but the next FOB reunion will most likely be in Woodstock, NY, in July, 2003. I picked Woodstock because nothing typifies my 3 years at LR/PF from ’69-72 more than the Woodstock Music Festival. In fact, Ross Povenmire and I attended the 25thanniversary Woodstock Music Festival in 1994 and had a blast for 3 days and nights. Going to Woodstock will have sentimental meaning for many of us, but let’s face it — we’re not going to re-live our hippie days all over again. For one, many of us have families and few of us men have any hair left. Moreover, the Woodstock site today is nothing more than green fields, dairy farms (yes, there is a Yasgur’s Farm) surrounded by shops, arts and crafts stores and resorts.
The reunion would take on two personalities — the country reunion, over 2 — 3 days, at Woodstock; and the city reunion, over 2 — 3 days, in New York City. This way alumni from far and wide can experience the hustle and bustle of New York City — a boat tour around Manhattan, a trip to the top of the Empire State Building, a meal in Chinatown, a Broadway show, etc. Then a calm vacation in Upstate New York, 2 hours north of NYC, staying at a large bed and breakfast or small resort, with tennis, golf, biking, fishing, etc. Somewhere during the reunion, we’ll have the obligatory walk up a mountain with stale bread, sausage and chocolate, followed by a soiree.
If you’re interested in this reunion, or would like to propose an alternate site, please let us know by posting your thoughts on our web site atwww.friendsofbluche.com.
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