May/June 2023 Class Notes


Class Notes Editor – Paul Capra
4106 Stonehaven Ln SE
Olympia, WA 98501

Webmaster – Lou Allyn

Co-Chairs – Class Council
Jamie McLane E-mail:
Henry Kuehn E-mail:

The Class Council held a planning session on February 17. Chairs Jamie McLane and Hank Kuehn report:
MINI REUNIONS: The Kansas City Mini 10/12-15/23 is on track; with a possible mini in Charleston in ’24.
65th REUNION: Planning has begun for our 65th in 2026.
SEMINARS: Topics for upcoming monthly programs tentatively include Climate, Health Care, Film, the Supreme Court and the Ukraine.
TREASURY: In good shape. Surplus to help subsidize future reunions.
Anyone wishing to comment on these or other future class plans, please contact Jamie or Hank

Our class has enjoyed years of support and assistance from Jennifer Julier, Associate Director of the YAA and liaison to the class of 1961. As a token of appreciation, the Class Council made Jennifer an honorary member of the class. Stepping into big shoes is Jeannie Daniel who has been tapped by the YAA as Jennifer’s replacement. A big welcome to Jeannie who can be reached at:

Webmaster Lou Allyn maintains a treasure trove of past, present and future event information regarding members of the class and class activities. Access the website at where you can drill down for more extensive information regarding the following obituaries and stay ahead of coming class events. Anyone wishing to add a personal note to recent obituaries posted on the class website can do so with a simple note to Lou Allyn.


Alexander S. “Sandy” Cochran

This from classmate Chum Geissinger who was in touch recently with Sandy’s wife: It is my unpleasant duty to inform you of the death of our classmate, Alexander S, “Sandy” Cochran on February 7, 2023. Sandy was greatly influenced by Professor Blum. Sandy, too, became a PhD and taught military history at several venues. We remember fondly that Sandy and Mike Samuels co-edited “A Hundred Voices” to help us celebrate our 50th reunion. An obituary is not available at this time. His wife, Ally, can be reached: Mrs. Alice M. Cochran 718Wellington Road,, Alexandria, Va. 22308


Joseph Francis Savage, III

Joseph Francis “Jeff” Savage, III, who radiated warmth and good humor, passed away on January 11th in Waterbury, CT. Jeff was a man for many seasons including lawyer, rugby player, investment banker, antique collector and finally as an actor performing in local theaters in Northwest Connecticut.


Francis Adams Truslow “Tim”

Francis Adams “Tim” Truslow passed on November 7 in Connecticut. He was a salesman, fly fisherman, reader, lifelong learner, outdoorsman, and above all, a loving father, grandfather, brother, cousin, uncle, and friend. He is remembered for his big heart and keen, often irreverent sense of humor. His twinkling eyes, easy laugh, and kindness touched many.


Theodore J. Forstmann

Julius Anthony “Tony” Forstmann of Beverly Hills CA. Classmate Andy Sorkin writes: Ted was a very colorful financier and frequent philanthropist who helped pioneer the concept of leveraged buyouts. Ted died on Sunday January 31 at the age of 84. He was among the very first to use debt to acquire companies, fix them and then sell them for millions – sometimes billions.

John Bissell, a 60-year resident of Tucson, died at age 83 on January 24, 2023. He started Yale College with our class and graduated from the University of Arizona. His passion for art, architecture, and design inspired many throughout his life, and his legacy lives on in Tucson and the many other places where he worked. (No obituary at this time.)