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Cecelia Verta (Lea)
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2016-08-30 17:09:25

After HS, I attended college and majored in nursing. I then joined the Navy then the National Guard.  I then switched careers and went into bookkeeping and customer service. After living in New England for 25 years I moved south to care for my parents who still lived in Kensington, MD where I grew up. I have been living in WV for 18 years and now that my parents have passed I look forward to moving back up north and reconnecting with friends and family there. My husband of 20 years and I have 5 adult children/stepchildren (blended family) 3 of which are in our current area and 2 in RI/CT. Altho I no longer am employed, I keep busy with the kids, our American Legion Post and other various community activities.   

Graduate of St Joseph College, Emmitsburg, Md
Veteran of US Navy and Rhode Island National Guard
Recent employment with National Wildlife Federation.

 
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Anthony Vitto
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neurologist www.drvitto.net 2016-05-11 15:02:52
From the 40th reunion:
 
Graduated from St. John's College (the school of the Great Books) in
Annapolis, MD and then went to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak
Ridge, TN, where I obtained a PhD in biochemistry. Then did postdoctoral
work at UCSD (University of California, San Diego) in the Departments of
Psychiatry and Pharmacology, where I did neurochemistry research. Then moved
to Belmont, MA, to McClean Hospital, the psychiatric teaching hospital of
Harvard Medical School, where I was an Instructor in Neuropathology
(Biochemistry) and also taught the Biology of Aging at Harvard College. I
carried out research in Alzheimer's disease while at Harvard. I then went to
medical school at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia.
After that I did my neurology residency at Stanford in California. I've
remained in that area where I am in private solo practice in adult and child
neurology in Morgan Hill, just a bit south of San Jose. My ex-wife
tragically died about seven years ago and last year so did my son, even more
tragically. I have a surviving daughter who recently was graduated from USC
with a double major in Film and American Studies. She is now preparing to
apply to architecture grad programs...seems to be thinking of Columbia or
UCLA. My special academic and clinical interests are in Alzheimer's disease
and headaches/migraines, and I do a lot speaking in that regard. I was
recently elected to Fellow status in the American Academy of Neurology, an
honor given to only a few neurologists who have demonstrated achievement in
both academic and clinical neurology as well as providing service to the lay
community. I'm quite proud of that.

So, fast forwarding 10 years to February 25, 2016, I have since sold my neurology practice, office condo, and house in Morgan Hill, CA and have relocated to the Berkshires in western Massachusetts. I am now a full time teleneurologist, and I work from my home. I have medical licenses in many states, which allows me to do emergency neurology consults to over 200 hospitals throughout the United States. I sure wish this existed ten years ago! I plan to attend the WJ tour, the 50th Reunion dinner, possibly play golf, and will  attend the Nationals game.
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Mary Voytilla
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2015-12-09 15:30:02
Shelley Waitt
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2016-09-09 22:35:55

After graduation from WJ, went to the U of MD. Married in 1971 to Stewart Schmalbach, an artist, and together had a "New Wave" art gallery in Georgetown for about 2 years. In 1992, we moved to the Mount Pleasant area of Washington, DC, where I still live with my cat. Stewart died in 2000 of cancer. I am very content living alone with my cat, tending my garden, and traveling, including trips to Africa in 2014, 2015, and 2016. I will retire formally on September 1 of this year and then take off for a tour of India. If I'm lucky, I will continue to travel each year, tend the garden, and enjoy life with close friends and new friends.

 
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Dennis Walker
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retired!!! 2015-12-09 15:33:52
 I returned to my native England after graduating from UM in 1971.  I liked the beer, so I stayed.     I live in a 200 year-old cottage next to a farm about 15 miles west of Oxford with my wife Jane.  I retired from work as an accountant in May 2014.  Our daughter Aimee was married in 2013 and gave us our first grandchild (Thomas) 2 months ago (Jan 2015).  Our son Ben is working in Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore) in India on a one year secondment. In November we went to India to visit Ben and his wife and had 2- or 3-day trips to Delhi, Jaipur, Kerala, and Hampi.  An absolutely fascinating holiday.     In the last year we also visited Prague, Sicily, and Turkey. Next week we will be touring around the SW coast of Ireland.    Ambitions - to live to 110 and continue travelling.    If anybody is visiting this part of the world, we would be happy to put you up for a night – we usually have a spare room, with both kids away now.    I hope to see a lot of you at the 50th reunion next May.          Regards, Dennis Send Dennis a MessageSend Dennis a Message
Robert Walsh
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Nancy Ware (Campbell)
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Linda Warfield
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Barbara Warlick (Bruce)
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Jason Warran
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Attorney Married 2 2016-05-08 16:21:56
Not much seems to have changed since the 40-year reunion, except for somehow becoming ten years older, and in imminent danger of turning into a geezer (complete with curmudgeon license).

Way back, at the 10-year reunion, I had just returned from a year-plus in Bismarck, North Dakota, working as a VISTA volunteer in the legal department of an Indian organization.  Prior to that, I had gone to Duke University, where I got a BA in geology, and then (after a year's intermission for Army Reserve training) to law school at Georgetown University.

After returning to this area, I went to work at a small D.C. law firm specializing in federal mineral leasing and public land law (probably the only firm this side of Denver with such a specialty – out there, they've got the minerals; here, we've got the federal government).  I also got married to Sandra, who's from the Minneapolis-St. Paul suburbs, and whom I'd met in Bismarck, where she was working as a volunteer (with what’s now AmeriCorps) in the publications department; and we settled down in a "starter" house (ha, ha, we're still there) a couple of miles from where I grew up.

After several years, when my law partners (who were a lot older) died off on me, we remodeled our basement and I moved my office there.  Since my clients are mostly down on the Gulf Coast, it works; and it's the best commute in the world (except for when I have to go downtown and take my chances with the Red Line).  I’m still at it, with no plans to retire for the foreseeable future.

As for family, we have two daughters, nine years apart: Sarah, who now lives and works in Milwaukee, after graduating from Beloit College in Wisconsin; and Abigail, who’s at UMBC where she’s majoring in environmental studies.

In my 40-year reunion bio, I reported that we’re working on restoring the old family summer home that we've taken over in the Adirondacks; and that I continue to enjoy photography and writing, as well as listening to lots of music (I’ve come to view my LP and CD collection as my time machine, letting me immerse myself in the music that we grew up on or that came along later, or discover the sounds that I inherited from my parents' or grandparents' generations, or travel back to the 16th century).  None of that has changed.

Looking forward to seeing everyone soon!
 
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