Yale class of 1974

45th reunion coming up: May 30 – June 2, 2019

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45th Reunion - 2019

  • See the latest notes about our 45th Reunion in Alec’s Class Notes for March 2019.
  • Reunion registration starts in March 2019. You can pre-register on the official Yale site.
  • We’re seeking volunteers and suggestions for how to make our 45th reunion memorable. Please contact Alec Haverstick (e-mail:
  • For an updated listing of Who’s Coming to the reunion, click here.
  • Classmates in politics: Sherrod Brown, Leslie Cockburn

    Sherrod Brown

    Sherrod Brown won his bid for re-election to the US Senate from Ohio, a state that Donald Trump carried by 8 percentage points in 2016. His win was termed by at least one report as a victory by “old time labor liberalism…over Ohio’s rightward drift.” I have no idea whether or not the headline is correct but I find it hard to believe that anybody as young as we are can be “old time” in any way whatsoever.

    Leslie Redlich Cockburn

    Leslie Redlich Cockburn lost in what was termed a “closely watched Virginia congressional contest” for the district that includes Charlottesville. I certainly watched it, having been a friend of Leslie’s at Yale. While I offer my condolences on her loss, her concession speech reflected only optimism in defeat and pride in her and her supporters’ role in “changing the district.”

    Well done to both Leslie and Sherrod for having the courage to continue to participate so visibly in the political process.

    Kate Kernan (1952 – 2018)

    Kate Kernan 1952-2018

    Kate Kernan (SY) passed away February 19, 2018 in New York City.  A woman of quiet intelligence who enjoyed reading and research, she earned a master’s degree in American Studies from Yale in 1985. She worked for several years at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; her interests included 19th Century American Painting and the Arts and Crafts movement.  She was a resident of New York City and Southampton NY.

    Remembering her from the first day of freshman year in Vanderbilt Hall, Fred Peters wrote: “She was then as she remained: voraciously well read, mordantly funny and perceptive, and acutely aware of the design and order in everything around her.”


    Zack Rogow’s play about scandalous French author Colette opens in London May 4

    Zack Rogow yale  1974 colette uncensored

    Zack Rogow

    “Colette Uncensored,” by playwright Zack Rogow (TD) and actress Lorri Holt, will be performed at the Canal Café Theatre in London beginning May 4, 2018.

    The one-woman show explores the life and work of Colette, the French author best known for her novels “Gigi” and “Cheri,” who was also a vaudeville performer, trailblazing feminist and a lover whose affairs with both men and women scandalized French society at the end of the 19th century.

    The play ran for six months in San Francisco/Berkeley in 2016–17 and was nominated for Outstanding Solo Production by Theatre Bay Area. It was first performed in 2015 at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage.

    “Colette Uncensored” will play at Canal Café Theatre from May 4 to May 12.

    Gary Lucas performs his live film score for 1938 Orson Welles comedy, “Too Much Johnson”

    gary2Guitar god Gary Lucas (JE) is the subject of this NPR profile by Rick Karr on the occasion of latest live film score, for the rediscovered Orson Welles movie “Too Much Johnson,” a surrealist comedy from 1938. The indefatigable Lucas recently played before the United Nations General Assembly on Holocaust Remembrance Day, among his many gigs here and abroad. Browse Gary’s bio and performance schedule.

    Martha Roper (1952 – 2016)

    Martha Roper

    Martha Roper (ES) succumbed to lung cancer on June 28th surrounded by family and friends. Marty was a world recognized epidemiologist and worked up to her death in international epidemiology taking on a range of health threats ranging from malaria to polio, diphtheria to leishmaniosis (a parasitic disease of the tropics) and neo-natal tetanus to Ebola. She was a world authority with the CDC on maternal and neo-natal tetanus and was known for her extraordinary dedication to precision in reporting findings, refusal to take shortcuts and outstanding integrity. Marty is survived by her brother, his wife and two nieces whom she “showed how to be a strong woman in a male dominated world.” I suspect she learned some of that at Yale.

    Dan Schay (1952 – 2016)

    Dan Schay

    Dan Schay (DC) left this world on April 7th in Phoenix, Arizona. It is almost impossible to catalogue all things Dan had done and all the places he worked, but they can all be unified under one theme: his passion for the theatre. Dan held many positions (actor, director, producer, fundraiser or senior manager) at and with theatres and repertory groups throughout the country. Nationally recognized for his work, he served as a site visitor for the National Endowments for the Arts for many years and, in 2015, was named a Piper Fellow by the Virginia Piper Charitable Trust, which honors the highest level of charitable organization leadership in Maricopa County ( . Dan is survived by his wife, Barbra, son, Adam, and a large extended family. We will miss this larger than life member of our class.
    Appreciation in Phoenix New Times
    Obituary in The Arizona Republic

    Scott Stone (1952 – 2016)


    Scott Stone (SY) passed away on February 19, 2016 only four days before what would have been his 64th birthday. He had come to Yale from Louisville, Kentucky and not only graduated from Yale College but from Yale Law School as well. After 35 years with Patton Boggs, a major Washington based law firm, he left the practice of law to teach physics at local Virginia high schools and to tutor a variety of Fairfax County students in science and math. Scott was very involved in a variety of civic activities, but his notice in the Washington Post emphasizes his involvement in more spiritual affairs as a dedicated and active member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Falls Church, where he served as church council president, taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. Scott leaves behind his wife, Tykie Tobin, and two daughters, Elizabeth and Katherine. To them and to Scott’s extended family, we send our deepest sympathy for a man whom I remember as soft spoken, gentle and very kind.
    Obituary in the Washington Post

    J. Scott Glascock (1952 – 2016)


    Our classmate J. Scott Glascock (CC) passed away August 27, 2016 in New York City. His many friends are posting tributes on Facebook. Here is a note from Sarah Ann Rodgers:

    Dear Friends,

    It is with a heavy heart that I report the passing of J. Scott Glascock today, August 27, 2016, after a 4 month battle with esophageal cancer.

    Scott was the ultimate gentleman and scholar and a person who loved and supported his many clubs. Among them were The Players, Dutch Treat, Yale Club, Blue Hill Troupe, Amateur Comedy Club, New England Society, St. George’s Society, Episcopal Actors Guild, The Lambs, and the Independent Royal Arch Lodge #2. He often held high positions in his clubs, including Treasurer of the EAG, president of The New England Society, president of the Yale Club and Boy of The Lambs.

    His clubs became his extended family. Your visits, cards and calls brought him much comfort during these difficult months.

    Information regarding a memorial service will be forwarded in the near future. In the meantime, expressions of condolence can be sent via contributions to The Episcopal Actors Guild, 1 East 29th Street, New York, NY 10016.

    We lost a very special friend today.

    Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.
    Kindest regards,
    –Sarah Ann Rodgers

    Scott was a lawyer, investor and actor who gave his wit, talents, abilities and humor generously to all. A great mentor, he often found talented people to add to his favorite organizations – while serving as President or leadership capacity.
    Those who will miss him most are the Yale Club of NYC, Yale University, The Players Club, The Lambs Club, New England Society, Amateur Comedy Club, Episcopal Actors Guild and the Blue Hill Troupe.
    –Gayle Maurin

    Classmates, join our conversation on the Class of 1974 page on Facebook. Email Alec Haverstick ( for an invitation to join this group.

    ‘Storied People’ photos by Charles Martin – NYC thru 3/12/16


    Ornette Coleman (2012)
    Digital silver print
    20 x 16 inches
    by Charles Martin

    ‘Storied People’
    Charles Martin

    June Kelly Gallery
    166 Mercer St
    New York, NY 10012

    12 February – 12 March, 2016

    “The photo portrait for me is primarily a record of an encounter, a moment of complicity: the person sees that the photographer is taking a photo, and the person allows the image to be. There is a story that goes along with the portrait and, taking in the images, you can judge for yourself if the story and the image go together as you would suspect. In that sense, these photos all are of ‘storied people.'”

    —Charles Martin (SM)

    This exhibition of black and white prints is Charles Martin’s sixth solo show at June Kelly Gallery. He has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, and had solo exhibitions at the Musée Public National d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Algeria; Musée de la Halle St. Pierre, Paris; Henry Street Settlement, NY; Imã Foto Galeria, São Paulo; and numerous universities and colleges. His book of photographs, Because of Algiers, is available through Further work includes publications in Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noire, the New York Times and various journals. Martin has produced and directed documentary, art, and music films, including Playing New York and, for Bank of America, The Hewitt Collection of African American Art.

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