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YAM Notes: May/June 2018

By Gregory A. Weiss

The February 22 issue of the Washington Post included a long article entitled “Mueller and Trump: Born to Wealth, Raised to Lead.” Quoted several times in the article was Tom Wilner, “a longtime friend” of Mueller’s. Among Tom’s colorful quotes is this one describing how unpretentious Mueller is: “He is so straight, he always wears a white shirt. He’s a pain in the ass in many ways because he is so straight.”

The end of January saw another successful class Winterfest, this one the 20th. Over 30 classmates, spouses, and friends spent a terrific four days in Beaver Creek, Colorado, eating, drinking, talking, and even doing some skiing. The organizers were Tim and Cindy Wollaeger and yours truly, Greg Weiss. Showing some amazing enthusiasm, the group is eager to reconvene next year in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, with Ben Liptzin taking the lead as the principal organizer. Hold the dates: January 24–27, 2019!

Unfortunately, we have a number of deaths to report. Rex Bowser died on February 5, 2018. He retired from the Department of Energy in Germantown, Maryland, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Dick Force passed on January 30. Dick was active in children’s advocacy programs, local governance, and his Presbyterian church in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He and his wife moved to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in 2010 to be closer to his family. Most recently, Bud Marschner died in early March while vacationing in Thailand with his wife, Francine Harris. Bud retired in 2017 from his career as an international corporate lawyer based in New York; he and Francine spent their summers at their second home in rural France.

Denis Tippo is coaching varsity lacrosse at Fredericksburg (Virginia) Academy. Says Denis, “At age 74, I am vying for the oldest lacrosse coach in the Commonwealth of Virginia.”