In Memoriam

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Rock BrynnerRock Brynner
Oct. 23, 2023
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Joe McDermott
Joe McDermott
Oct. 30, 2022
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Harold Hastings
Harold Hastings
May 2, 2022
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Tom Troeger
Tom Troeger
April 3, 2022
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Geoff Neigher
Geoff Neigher
Aug. 10, 2023
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Mike Payne
Mike Payne
July 27, 2023
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Erik Gann
Erik Gann
July 19, 2023
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John Jacobsen
John Jacobsen
January 12, 2023
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Gary Goodbody
Gary Goodbody
May 2, 2003
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Bob Callahan
Bob Callahan
Nov. 4, 2022
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Sandy Smith
Sandy Smith
July 9, 2022
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Gordon Henry
Gordon Henry
Nov. 17, 2021
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Rob Buford
Rob Buford
Feb. 19, 2021
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Richard Wind
Richard M. Wind, MD
May 2, 2022
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Peter A. Lee
Nov. 22, 2021
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Pete Doherty
Pete Doherty
Jan. 20, 2022
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Mark Princi
Mark Princi
Nov. 25, 2021
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Bob Blankmann
Bob Blankmann
Feb. 10, 2021
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Polk Laffoon
Polk Laffoon
Aug. 5, 2021
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Terry Batty
Terry Batty
Dec. 22, 2020
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George McGaughey
George McGaughey
Feb. 28, 2021
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Bill Schaffer
Bill Schaffer
Jan. 16, 2021
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Ziss Frangopoulos
Zissimos Frangopoulos
Dec. 19, 2020
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Obituary

Coles Phinizy
Coles H. Phinizy
Oct. 13, 2020
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Joe de Raismes
Joe de Raismes
July 9, 2020
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Bill Lampe
Bill Lampe
May 24, 2020
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I Give These Books

Our first seven Talk ’67 events have all gone extremely well! Click here to visit our Talk ’67 video archive and view the video recordings of the talks.


Our 99 Class Survey respondents showed strong interest in programs on classmate experiences and expertise, aging and health, and policy and politics. Football and the Whiffs scored high, and several classmates are looking for long-lost friends. Click here to see the Survey Results Summary.


Talkin’ Baseball

Yale President Bart Giamatti ’60 beams as University Secretary John Wilkinson ’60 presents Smoky Joe with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree, 1/3/85

Click here or on the photo to view amazing photos of this baseball legend, and other gods of the diamond, too. Then return here to Marty Snapp’s Class Notes (below) to learn about how we came to be able to offer you these glimpses of baseball royalty.


It isn’t easy being the child of a world-famous actor, but Rock Brynner, the son and namesake of Yul Brynner – who nicknamed him Rock to toughen him up – managed to chart his own path in life.

Rock, who died on October 23 of complications of multiple myeloma, was a farmer, pilot, street performer, novelist, professor of constitutional history, bodyguard for Muhammad Ali, road manager for The Band, and co-founder of the Hard Rock Café. Jean Cocteau was his godfather, Liza Minnelli was his lifelong friend, and Elizabeth Taylor came to all his parties.

When Robbie Robertson wanted to make a rock documentary, Rock introduced him to another of his friends, Martin Scorsese, and the result was “The Last Waltz,” one of the best concert documentaries ever made.

Rock was at Yale only for our freshman year before transferring to… READ THE ENTIRE COLUMN HERE


Faculty Videos

Time to take an intellectual and spiritual trip down memory lane with three of the most extraordinary figures of our undergraduate years: the great art historian Vincent Scully, the unforgettable University Chaplain William Sloane Coffin, and Sterling Professor of Humanities Harold Bloom, who passed away on October 14. Links to lectures by all three of them are present on our Faculty Videos page.

Click here for some of Professor Scully’s most memorable lectures, including talks on Eero Saarinen, Louis Kahn, Maya Lin, and modern architecture.

Click here for some of Reverend Coffin’s most memorable sermons at New York’s historic Riverside Church, where he served for more than ten years as Senior Minister after his time at Yale.

And click here to view Professor Bloom’s lectures.

We’re still looking for videos of historian John Morton Blum and philosopher Paul Weiss. We’ll let you know as soon as we find them. Please tell us if there are any other professors you’d like us to search for. FIND MORE on our Faculty videos page.


50th & 45th Reunion Videos


Click here for the 50th Reunion videos, or click here for the videos from our 45th Reunion.


Fun Stuff


Click here to hear the great Duke Ellington play a most memorable song!


Classmate Publications

We have news of books by classmate authors Karl Marlantes, John Mauceri, Mike Kail, Dave Richards, Jack Finnell, Bill Betsch, Joe Czarnecki and Stephen Dahl.

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The class’ monthly Yale Club of New York City luncheons have resumed their regular schedule, the second Monday of the month. All in the New York area and beyond, if you’re in town, are invited to drop by the Yale Club for good ’67 fellowship. Contact Dave Richards at drichards@steptoe.com for updates.


Walter

John Jackson has been awarded Yale’s highest honor, the Yale Medal for outstanding service to the University. Founder of the Yale Jackson School, John has a lifelong relationship with Yale and has made remarkable contributions to the University. See our Class News page for more details.


Our 55th REUNION!
May 26-29, 2022

COMPLETE MATERIALS HERE!
Highlights from
our 55th Reunion

55th Reunion Photos

Candid photo collections from

Thursday night
Friday night
Saturday night.

55th Reunion Videos

Videos of the Class of ’67-sponsored events, including The Jackson School, Teaching and Learning at Yale, the Memorial Service, Class Dinner, Tom Gottshall’s Grove Street Cemetery Tour, Yale Admissions Today, and John Mauceri.

The Reunion Report

YAM Notes: July/August 2022 by Marty Snapp – highlights and reflections on the reunion.

’67 Online Store

Class of 1967 logo items for 55th Reunion souvenirs or year-round gifts.


Hello, Kingman!

No longer a puppy, Handsome Dan XIX, Kingman, is 2 years old! A generous soul, he shared his cake with his best friend, Officer Heidi.

Party on, birthday boy!

Celebrating with the team

Yale has a new mascot! Say hello to Handsome Dan XIX, known to his intimates as Kingman. He succeeds Handsome Dan XVIII, aka Walter, who resigned when his caregiver moved to New York. Kingman lives in New Haven with Kassandra “Kassie” Haro ’18, a Berkeley College alumna who will train, socialize and manage the pup’s public appearances. You can read much more about Kingman here, and read about how Handsome Dan XIX got his name, with a great historic photo and dog story of his famous namesake here.


Helpful Resources


Fighting any illness is a scary, lonely, depressing business, but you have a powerful tool to fight back: Yale’s most popular course, The Science of Well-Being, which the university is offering FOR FREE online. Professor Laurie Santos will guide you through a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits. You will ultimately be prepared to successfully incorporate a specific wellness activity into your life. Just click on this link to sign up.

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