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Randolph ‘Randy’ Ridings (1951-2014)

randolph ridingsRandolph ‘Randy’ Ridings
March 16, 1951 – May 14, 2014

From Mercedes Ridings, 5/22/14: I have attached my husband’s obituary; memorials should be made out to the Randolph Ridings Memorial Fund. He fought a long hard battle with colon cancer for over 5 years. After being married over 30+ years and two wonderful sons we are needless to say quite devastated. Thank you for your condolences!

To all my beloved friends and family it has been a great ride and I so appreciate all the love I’ve been given please know that it has been returned. Words cannot express how much your love has meant to me. To my beloved children, Spencer and Derek and my cherished wife, Mercy, who have meant so much to me. You are the light of my life! You will always be the heart of everything I am. I love you all so much!

Please join us on Saturday, May 31st 2014 for an 11:00 a.m. service followed by a gathering at St. Martin’s by-the Lake Episcopal Church, 2801 Westwood Road, Minnetonka Beach, Minnesota 55391.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Randolph Ridings Memorial Fund at US Bank, 3305 Plymouth Boulevard, Plymouth, MN 55447.

Reunion Saturday: Private talk and tours at Yale Art Gallery


Saturday, May 31, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Yale University Art Gallery – 1111 Chapel Street
Room: McNeil Lecture Hall

Don’t miss this one: Jock Reynolds, YUAG director extraordinaire, has graciously invited our class for a talk and tours led by staff, in an unprecedented look at the reconstituted buildings and expanded collection. There will also be a special exhibit of works lent by Cathy Kaplan, Fred Iseman and the Haverstick family. Here are some of them:

Mind in Mind

jjohnsonJeff Johnson [CC] has published the 2nd edition of Designing with the Mind in Mind, his latest guide to web usability and interface design.

jjohnson_mindinmindJeff is president and principal consultant at UI Wizards, Inc. in San Francisco, a product usability consulting firm that offers UI design, usability reviews, usability testing, and training. He spent Jul – Nov (2013) as a visiting Erskine Fellow at the U of Canterbury in Christchurch New Zealand, teaching Human-Computer Interaction. He has also joined Federal Trade Commission proceedings to determine whether they should issue guidelines regarding so-called “native advertising”, i.e., sponsor-generated content presented alongside editorial content.

He is married to Karen Ande, a documentary photographer and author who works for relief organizations in Africa that support children orphaned by HIV/AIDS.

40th Reunion blue blazers (order by January 27)

Greetings 1974-ers and Happy New Year from your 40th Reunion Committee!

product_img_507_384x516We are working with Blaze-In Sportswear to create a 1974 40th Reunion blue blazer (men & womens’ versions). To produce them, we will need a minimum of 50 blazers in total ordered, so we have opened an order window for those of you who would like to place an order. The order window can be found here. The order window will stay open until January 27th. We have secured a very good price of $259.00 each.

Note: This is not a class-subsidized initiative; no class dues or class treasury funds are being used with these blazers. People who want one will need to order and pay for theirs individually. Having said that, we hope lots of you will be sporting the blazers at our upcoming reunion! We certainly plan to be!

For more information about the blazers, contact our sale representative:
George H. Brown
203 594 9666 o
203 536 2489 c
64 Main St.
New Canaan, Ct. 06840

Gary Lucas debuts ‘Otherworld’ and new silent film score

gary lucas

Gary Lucas in Mexico City, 2013

Guitar god Gary Lucas [JE] has a new album, Otherworld, set for release in February 2014, following his collection of acoustic and electric movie themes Cinefantastique, which one critic called “landmark musical thinking” and Philadelphia’s Citypaper named to its top 10 roots albums of 2013.

During 2013 Gary performed his original solo guitar score to the 1931 Spanish silent film “Dracula” — 105 minutes of continuous playing — to sold-out houses in Hollywood, Mexico City and Jerusalem. gary-lucas-cover In January 2014 he will debut a new original score to Chinese silent classic “The Goddess” in Santander, Spain. Find more about Gary’s appearances, recordings, film and TV work at

This site is a work in progress…

This site is (and will probably always be) a work in progress by classmate volunteers. As our 40th Reunion approaches we are gradually moving as many photos and classmate updates as possible from the old site. If you have a suggestion, a question, or find something broken, please email

Please note that the site is designed to work with these browsers: IE10, IE11, Firefox, Safari, Opera, and Chrome. If you’re using some other browser (especially the earlier Internet Explorer versions) you may have trouble updating your profile.

–stu rohrer

Off-the-grid classmates

lost-and-found-pic1Are you in touch with any classmates on this list? If so, nudge them to send their email address to so we can include them in reunion emails and the private class directory.

Joseph Abod
Mark Angevine
Ruth Ashby
Franck Avril
Stephen Bethel
Robert Bond
Sharman Braff
Brian Bristol FOUND!
Lynn Halbfinger
Douglas Carroll
John Chasnoff
Roger Dail
Jonathan Demick
Michael Esnard
Ralph Fascitelli
Jane Fellner FOUND!
Peter Forman
Patrick Hamilton
Harry Lawless
William Mendelsoh
Steven Morgenstern
Douglas Nesbitt
Edward Over
Gilbert Padilla
Narendra Pandey
Cathy Brooks
Aaron Reaven
William Robertson
Daniel Simonson
Frank Zucker

Steven Adler-Gold
Alberto Alvarado
Gregory Aube
David De Courcy
David Fischer
Adalberto Gonzalez
Arcangelo Guida
Richard Hillhouse
Christophe Jackson
John Jones
Roland Jones
Frederick Kaiser
Timothy Kearns
John Kilner
Marta Lopez-Mel
Charles Lutin
Robin Mower FOUND!
Howard Palmer
Roderick Palmore
John Parrella
Robert Rosenthal
Laris Salins
James Symington
Christophe Tourtellot
William Wade
Seth Ward FOUND!
Kurt Williams
Laurie Williams

Sandra Boynton
Jonathan Coe
Kathi Froio FOUND!
Anthony Garvan
Richard Haney
Alex Kerr
Nis Kildegaard
Sarah Turner
Obi Nwasokwa
Haskell Peddicord
John Pollick
Laurie Poss
Wayne Purdom
Craig Rice
Jane Roth
Andrew Schuman
Michael Smith
William Signal
Maxie Sprott
Mei Teng

Joan Williams
James Anderson
Mark Berg
A Booth
Martin Bronk
Sherrod Brown FOUND!
Hamilton Cloud
Thomas Connolly
G Cramolini
Charles Creath
Daniel Delano
Erik Fish
David Goldman
Harry Hamlin
John Hanrahan
Geoffrey Manoil
Clare Jupiter
Michael Kegan
Seth Kreimer
Cathy Lazere
Cherry Levitt
Dexter Louie
David Mielke
Alida Morgan
Sharon Ogawa
Gary Pearle
Brian Premo
Seth Schneider
Arthur Schroeder
Patricia Sheppard
Charles Wiessner
Philip York

Stephen Cheatham
Peter Culver FOUND!
John Damuth
Daniel Drory
Richard Ellison
Russell Ford
Antonio Freire-Alv
Andra Georges
Tyler Harwell
John Healey
Christine Hunter
Jeffrey Miller
Gregory Mumma
Rachel O’Meara
Daniel Olmsted
E Ostapoff
Zan Perry
Mark Peters
Melvin Reynolds
Carolyn O’Connor
Deborah Aylward
Clifford Ross
Mavis Shure
John Sterling
Beverly Wagstaff
Stephen Welcome

Joanna Bragdon
John Carroll
David Carter
Ronald Claiborne FOUND!
Roy Clark
David Cotton
Kim Hettena
Steven Hiller
John Intrator
Edward Kaufman
Katrina Lantos-Sw
Ruth Anne Martz
Julia Murray FOUND!
Carl Noback
Michael Palmer
David Pardo
Jonathan Pareles
Manuel Rezende
George Shakespea
James Skalnik
Charles Smith
Bruce Terrin
R Todd
William Wardle
Daniel Voll
Christophe Warner

Eric Calkins
William Canty
Robert Christians
Thomas Ellison
Gaylon Ferguson
William Fitzpatrick
Michael Geffrard
David Hollowell
Wesley Joe
Steven Kimball
Elizabeth Leavell
Paul LeMahieu
Brenda Lewis
Louise Lippincott
Roderick McGuire
Laurie Miller
Alan Nakazawa
Michael Nyberg
Eric Rosenberg
Philip Rountree
Stephen Schlaikjer FOUND!
Tom Slade
Thomas Stillinger
Mark Wallach

John Atherton
William Alexander
June Anderson
William Anderson
James Angell
David Aronstein
Larry Bisaro
Booker Bush
Reuben Chodosh
Michael Daly
C Dickens
Deirdre Donaldson
Steven Douglas
Linda Greenberg
James Goldberg
Raymond Hall
Gregory Hemphill
Victor Henningse
George Hill
Charles Kieffer
Simeon Komisar
Alison Bean
Dana Murch
John Pantazi
Jennifer Clarke
Gail Anderson
Arvinder Sood
Mark Taylor
Larry Toler
Todd True
Jon White
James Zinaman FOUND!

Susan Bennett
Loren Howley
Frank Bryant
Richard Caesar
Jeffrey Chusid
Radhika Coomaras
R Davis
Winfield Davis
Ralph Day
Kenneth Derby
Scott Ferguson
Martin Garfinkel FOUND!
Paul Gilbert
George Goss
Glenn Harcourt
Stephen Hartshorne FOUND!
John Hexem
Robert Hoffman
William Howley
Charles Jepsen
Fritz Johnson
Daniel Kosco
Maceo Kemp
Andrew Lichterman
Eduardo Lopez
Anthony Lopez
Marla Mansfield
Alan Ringel
Gerald Rottman
Albert Scherr
Thomas Sibert
Phillip Sloan
Polly Smith
David Starkman
Phillip Swatek
Mark Wesolowsk
Jeffery Wilday
Paul Williams
Wallace Wong

Virginia Arnold
Blythe Holbrooke
Paul Berri
Sandee Blechman
Charles Brown
Duncan Caldwell
Robert Catapano
Endicott Davison
Arthur Day
Cynthia Farner
James Feldman
Steven Fernow
Clarence Fields
Kathy Gilmore
Stanley Golden
George Jones
Emanuel Kapelsohn
Sidney Keith
Alan Kornstein FOUND!
Richard Nash
Peter Nichols
Thomas O’Gara
Carl Pabo
Corinne Rafferty
Gary Rinck
Nathan Scott
Michael Sloan
Paul Tanaka
Priscilla Waters
Steven Wolfson
Carl Wells
Robert Westerman
Joanne Willard

William Banner
Pamela Gorin
Cheryl Diggs
Maija Freimanis FOUND!
Seth Hetheringt
Reid Holkesvik
George Huthsteine
James Kearns
Linda Crocker
Mark Luoto
Bruce Maronpot
Dana Newman
Phyllis Orrick
William Peyton
A Pomerantz
Douglas Resnick
Christophe Ryan
Jan Ryan
Steven Schnoor
Martin Schott
Frederick Small
Philip Smith
Richard Volo
Joyce Lowinger
David Wood

Daphne Atkinson
John Byrd
Thomas Clark
Nancy Tunnicliffe
Thomas Cunningha
JoAnne Kloppenbu
Carl Graham
Harold Gray
Stephen Heffner
David Hellerman
Catherine Iannuzzo
Mark Jansma
Keith Kishiyama
Douglas MacConnel
Patrick McEntee
Marsha Miles
Charles Miller
Phillip Montoya
Andrew Rich
Martin Sepulveda
John Steiner
James Sullivan
Mark Swanson
Ted Tally
Sakhr Tariki
Carolyn Utrecht
Deborah Igiehon
Peter Yaswinski