Newsletter # 31

ANNOUNCING!!!!!!
Our 50th Class Reunion will be July 23, 2016

REMINDER:
2015 Mini Reunion, Feb. 28, 2015 at
Bob and Linda Brewer's home 
3822 Lancewood Place
Delray Beach, FL 33445

Linda wants to prepare a dinner for us again.  It was just way too over the top last year!!
Can we get 2-3 volunteers to bring appetizers and desserts to help out?
We'll need a head count for her planning, so please...
RSVP to Shari Perkins:   perkshari@hotmail.com

 

BIOGRAPHY - TOM RIGGS
Since high school, I was married, divorced and married (Ellen) and have a daughter Anna from the first marriage, a son Christopher from the second marriage and two step-children, Amy and Ryan.  Ellen and I have been married 29 years and now live near Chicago close to our 7 grandchildren; fortunately everyone is in good health.  Otherwise, most of my life so far has involved either education or training.  After undergrad, medical school and pediatric residency at University of Michigan, I went to Cleveland for pediatric cardiology training.  I practiced  in Cleveland then Chicago and was recruited by University of Michigan to be chief of pediatric cardiology at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak in 1987.  I retired from clinical practice in 2011 after the privilege of caring for newborns, infants, children (and their parents) for 38 years.  On medical school faculties at Case Western Reserve, Northwestern and Michigan, my other passion was teaching and medical research, particularly in applying mathematics to issues in biology and medicine.  I returned to University of Michigan School of Public health in 1995 as a part-time student for a Master's, then PhD in Biostatistics and Epidemiology, later completing post-doctoral studies in computational biology in the Microbiology department and at the Center for the Study of Complex Systems in the Physics department.  Now working part-time for the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology as Associate Statistical Editor, I review all original research manuscripts before publication in their medical journal.  As long as my health remains, there is no reason to stop working (and learning) yet.

Did you know Pat Cottingham-Moschel was a flight attendant??

Ceci Kramp-Kearns
Graduated with Associates in Nursing from St. Clair County Community College
Registered Nurse -worked at Port Huron Hospital for 18 yrs. as neonatal intensive care nurse and pediatric nurse in pediatric out-patient surgery unit.  I have four children and nine grandchildren:  Denise Richard - 47, Christine Grossman - 46, Cheryl Stein - 44 and Robert Kearns - 39.  I am a VIPS (Volunteer in Police Service), Secretary for the League of Catholic Women, Secretary for the Betty Kearns Little Black Dress Event for Breast Cancer, the Belles of St. Mary's, was the Mother in the Nutcracker Ballet, Scorekeeper for Port Huron Northern Varsity Baseball Team and a few other volunteer opportunities from time to time.  In addition, I help take care of my 84 yrs old blind mother and babysit, go on field trips and assist with school activities with my grandchildren.  I have had a very rich and blessed life.  I survived what was supposed to be terminal lung cancer.  Did a little bit of traveling with my husband, family and friends.  Most of all I was privileged to be married to the love of my life for 43 years until his death in 2010.
 
REGRETS:
Regret to report that our classmate Bill Graves is deceased.  His son would like a yearbook.  If anyone would like to give theirs to him, Greg Jones will get his address.

Phoebe Bell Studaker also died this past summer.

HELP PLEASE???
I could use some help trying to find lost classmates and updating contact information. 
If you'd like to help, please let me know.  Thanks.

Shari Perkins
2758 Eighth Ave.
St. James City, FL 33956
239-283-8794
perkshari@hotmail.com