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We have news of Sam Waterston, Steve Buck, Bill Stork, Steve Susman, John Marr, Neil Goodwin, Bill Stott, our New York Luncheons, Bill Rope, Lew Spratlan, George Cleary, John Stewart and a wide array of other classmates. READ MORE…

In MemoriamClem JurgeleitH. Clement Jurgeleit
March 15, 2020
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Steve KaplanSteven Kaplan
February 9, 2020
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Sir John BoydSir John Boyd
Oct. 18, 2019
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Tony ScovilleTony Scoville
Oct. 13, 2019
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Richard SegelRichard Segel
Oct. 10, 2019
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Michael UhlmannMichael Uhlmann
Oct. 8, 2019
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John Van NessJohn Van Ness
Sept. 6, 2019
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Andrew NaylorAndrew Naylor
July 1, 2019
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Tony MorrisCharles ‘Tony’ Morris
June 30, 2019
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Jim McGiffinJames L. McGiffin
June 18, 2019
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Nicholas GubserNicholas Gubser
Feb. 9, 2018
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Tip: Select any of the Obituaries Index links above to view all of the obituaries of our ’62 classmates we currently have on our site.

6/01/20 Y62 INTERVIEWS

Classmate Sam Waterston invites us all to a star-studded online gala which was scheduled for this evening (Monday, June 1, 8pm Eastern) at no cost, at The Public Theater, but which has now been postponed due to the current unrest in the country. Here, Sam speaks with Y62 Communications Team member Dick Riseling about his history with The Public, as well as his longtime ongoing activism on behalf of the environment. Sam reminds us in the interview that once the gala has taken place, it will continue to be available for viewing on the theater’s website and on YouTube later on. It will be ‘Live’ sometime soon, once it has been rescheduled, for all who visit.

After you’ve watched the interview, you’re most welcome to post comments here.

It is Time for Watchful Waiting by All, and Not for Protests

By William Stork

Despite much in the media right on 26 May calling for world leaders to confront China on what has happened with respect to Hong Kong this – IMHO – is perhaps ill-advised, and I speak as a long-time resident of the HKSAR.

First off, the news then was not quite correct. Last Friday’s proposed legislation READ MORE

Under the Cover of COVID
Is Hong Kong’s autonomy to be torn asunder?
Is “One Country, Two Systems” now a catchphrase for the past?

Hong Kong aerial view

By William Stork

Hong Kong politics is entering a potentially perilous time, as the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be abating while the protests of 2019 return. A controversial new interpretation of the Basic Law… READ MORE

The Yale Blue Green Initiative

By Dick Riseling
Y62 Communications Team member

I’m eager to tell all of my Yale ’62 classmates about the Yale Blue Green Initiative that’s gathering strength and is worthy of classmate support. It is a Yale alumni organization already operating out of the Yale School of Forestry and Environment… READ MORE

Classmate Participates in COVID-19 Test Kit Project

By Ken Merkey

[Ed. Note: Ken Merkey (Hilton Head, SC) contacted because he thought classmates might be interested in his unexpected recent business involvement in COVID-19 testing and test kits. Thanks, Ken.]

I had never been involved in big pharma or the worldwide medical supply chain. A company that I am affiliated with, a hospitality company, has been doing business in South Korea for over 30 years. Early this year, my guys asked me whether we could help distribute Korean COVID-19 test… READ MORE

Saving Lives
A Letter to the Editor

By Bob LeFevre, MD

In “The Irishman,” Frank Sheehan spent months pinned down by German artillery fire on the beaches of Anzio. His home was a 10-foot deep hole in the ground. … READ MORE

Greetings from The Epicenter

By Larry Price

Greetings from the epicenter of the pandemic. The real epicenter. I live in Union City, New Jersey which is a city of 68,000 on the west bank of the Hudson River overlooking NYC. It is a small city, only 1.29 square miles, and is reputedly the second most densely populated city in the… READ MORE


By George Snider

In those dark days of 1939 – 1941, when the Class of 1962 was born, war loomed over growing portions of the world. Germany had invaded Poland, Japan had invaded China and both conflicts were quickly spreading. When Japan bombed Pearl Harbor… READ MORE

Y62 Voices from the Pandemic

By Y62 Class Members

We requested that classmates check in to let us know how they’re faring through all of this. Some have responded. It’s not too late! If you want to contribute to this page, please email us at and we will add your news. READ ON to see what classmates have written…

The Listing of Front Page Stories for the Past Year Continues Here…