Yale University

Class Notes

October 1997

by Dennis Lynch

“Very exciting times!,” so says Carroll Cavanagh. Defying his age and the laws of biology, Carroll reports that “ . . . Candida and I are again pregnant.” As a fellow Irisher, I always knew that fecundity rates were high among the Celts but Carroll has managed to take child creation to a new level. Cloning is just not an acceptable option for a Cavanagh. In addition, he has started a new company, Art Assets LLC, which runs the gamut from sales to exhibitions to packaging. “Meanwhile, daughter Dorothy is a proud member of St. A's at Trinity, Hartford; son Carroll of Salisbury School . . . awaits the thick envelope; and son Hudson decamps to St. Luke's-in-the-Fields kindergarten next year.” What a guy! What a full life!

A wonderful press release arrived this summer along with a photo of classmate Tim Garton, his coach at Yale, Phil Moriarty, and his Olympic teammate Steve Clark ’65. Tim was elected into the International Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Nagogo, Japan, on June 12, 1997. Astoundingly, during the past two decades, Tim won more than 100 national and international titles and set more than 180 national and world records. He accomplished these feats while developing a successful real-estate business in Vail, Colorado. Presently, he owns and is developing Cotter Ranch, a golf-course community in the Vail Valley. Congratulations, Tim!

Stu Richardson has opted for “ . . . a very different lifestyle.” After 25 years of managing institutional portfolios and mutual funds in New York, Stu and his wife Betty Rose have relocated to Cutchogue, New York, at the far eastern end of Long Island. He is now driving through vineyards on his way to work as a retail stockbroker with Prudential Securities in Hauppauge.

Another classmate in transition is Bob Bulkeley. After 25 years at Gilman, he is starting a new career as a self-employed teacher and consultant. Bob intends to teach substance abuse prevention classes in the Baltimore independent and parochial schools. In his own words, he hopes to “ . . . conclude my day tired and fulfilled, having taught a full day, being of service to others. . . . ” Also, Bob has taken on the chairmanship of the Yale Alumni Drug and Education Advisory Board. Some really commendable work!

Obituary: Regretfully, I report the death of Joseph Hinkle. After graduation from Harvard Law School in 1967, he began his career at the Boston law firm of Hill & Barlow, where he became a partner in 1974. Joseph was involved in numerous civic activities and was recently awarded the Beacon Award for his volunteer efforts. Our condolences to his wife Sarah and all his family.

Reminder: When I was a lad of 16, I came to a stunning realization. I finally knew when someone had become “old.” A tennis-playing opponent of mine had just turned 30 and he was most certainly “old,” or at least my teenaged mind thought so. I wonder today what I would have thought then about someone celebrating his 30th college reunion. “Ancient” would have been an apt description. Guess what? Our 35th Reunion is less than two years away, and somehow I am less sure now who is “old.” Judging from your notes and comments, lots of you are not acting “old,” and many of you are not only looking forward to our reunion but also to the rest of your respective lives. In many ways, having less actuarial time makes each moment a whole lot more valuable to each of us. Make a special effort to attend our 35th Reunion. I think you will truly enjoy and treasure the experience.