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Class of 1962
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Robert L. Beerman, AB, '60, LLB '62 passed away on February 10, 2020 with his family by his side. Robert graduated Cornell Law... Read Full Note
Robert L. Beerman, AB, '60, LLB '62 passed away on February 10, 2020 with his family by his side. Robert graduated Cornell Law School, #2 in his class, with academic honors including Board of Editors, Cornell Law Quarterly, Order of the Coif and Phi Kappa Phi. For over fifty years, he practiced corporate, litigation and real estate law in New York City and Connecticut. His professional career spanned from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft to Paul, Weiss and ultimately to his own private practice in Manhattan. Robert served two years of active duty in the United States Army as Lieutenant of Intelligence and Security in Fort Benning, GA, Baltimore, MD and Frankfurt, Germany. Dedicated to his home community of Greenwich, Connecticut for decades, Robert was regarded as a prominent member of the Democratic National Committee and the Greenwich Representative Town Meeting. He was a life-long stamp collector and always passionate about his gardening. People were always drawn to Robert. He was smart, funny and kind, never hesitating to help the people he cared about. He had a curious gift of making friends in the most unlikely places, friendships that lasted for years. The greatest joy in Robert’s life was being a father to his two adoring daughters. A loving husband, father and grandfather, Robert passed away knowing that his first grandchild, who is named for him, was on the way. He is deeply missed.
John K. Scales, LLB `62 died peacefully on April 14, 2020, at the age of 82, after a valiant, two-year battle with pancreatic... Read Full Note
John K. Scales, LLB `62 died peacefully on April 14, 2020, at the age of 82, after a valiant, two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. John began his career as an associate in Sullivan & Worcester Esqs., a corporate practice in Boston. He then moved to Washington D.C. to work as counsel to Republican members of the U.S. Senate Labor Subcommittees on employment, poverty, children and youth. John was instrumental in gaining enactment of laws that provided comprehensive employment, training, early childhood education, volunteer and anti-poverty programs. He was particularly proud to be involved in President Lyndon Johnson’s National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders—known as the Kerner Commission. After his work for the U.S. Congress, John served for seven years as general counsel for the Peace Corps, where he managed legal matters for its operations in the U.S. and 86 countries. Subsequently, he worked for seven years at USAID, initially as legal advisor to the regional bureaus for Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe and Eurasia and later in Central Asia. His final role with the agency was as attorney in its office of general counsel in Washington D.C. John will always be remembered as a storyteller and lover of a good joke. He enjoyed many summer trips to his home on Martha’s Vineyard where he loved sailing and swimming, along with skiing in Aspen in the winter. He grew up with a love of musical theatre and continued to enjoy it and other local cultural events. He was also an active member of the Quaker meeting in Washington, D.C. John was pre-deceased by his wife Mada McGill. He is survived by his two sisters: Constance Jean (Scales) Lind and Carol Ann (Scales) Teel. He was fond of his nephews and nieces who always looked forward to reconnecting at holiday events.
Thomas B. Albertson, JD '62 died of pancreatic cancer on February 7, 2020, at the age of 83 at his home on Block Island, RI,... Read Full Note
Thomas B. Albertson, JD '62 died of pancreatic cancer on February 7, 2020, at the age of 83 at his home on Block Island, RI, surrounded by his family. An advocate for civic responsibility, Tom served as President of the Cornell Legal Aid Clinic, and later as Chairman of the Town Planning Board and President of the Library in Somers, N.Y., where he raised his family. He also was President of the New Rochelle Humane Society and a member of the Board of the New Rochelle Boys and Girls Club. Tom began his legal career at the law firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in New York City before joining his father's law firm in New Rochelle, N.Y. As a trust and estates lawyer, his relationships with his clients were personal. Their lives mattered to him. But as much as he approached his work with integrity and humanity, it was his family and home life that defined him more than any career. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Katharine; his children Carole Albertson, Mary Katharine Albertson, Jennifer Albertson Erickson and Hilary Albertson Wharton; his grandchildren Willow Gallagher, Finn Gallagher, Dolan Wells Gallagher, Payton Gallagher, Cole Wharton and Wells Wharton; his sister Ethel France, his brother Joseph Albertson and their children.
J. Stewart McLaughlin, LLB '62 a lifelong Bay Shore resident passed away on April 8, 2020, at the age of 82. He began his career as... Read Full Note
J. Stewart McLaughlin, LLB '62 a lifelong Bay Shore resident passed away on April 8, 2020, at the age of 82. He began his career as a staff attorney for the Mutual of New York (MONY) insurance company and then moved into general practice in the Bay Shore area where he focused primarily on real estate law until his retirement in 2012. Mr. McLaughlin was dedicated to his local community and following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, was a long-standing member of the Bay Shore Rotary Club. "He lived every day of his life committed to the Rotary Club motto of 'service before self'", said his daughter Molly. For over 20 years, he served on the Board of Directors for Southside Hospital, four of which he was chairman. He also served on the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) Board of Trustees. In 2001, Mr. McLaughlin was appointed receiver for Brunswick Hospital Center, Inc. and he was also a member of Brunswick's governing board, where he served both as acting president and corporate compliance officer. He spent the last 5 years of his life living to the fullest traveling to places like Alaska, the Panama Canal, Cuba, Scandinavia, St Petersburg and the Florida Keys and spending summers at the beach with great books. Most importantly he had the opportunity to meet his granddaughter, Whitney Stewart, who proudly carries his namesake. He was predeceased by his parents Phoebe and Warde McLaughlin, as well as by his sister Jean Stewart Peterson in 2013. Mr. McLaughlin is survived by his wife of 42 years, Laura King McLaughlin of Bay Shore, his daughter Molly McLaughlin Milligan and her husband Sean of Stanford, Connecticut, and by his granddaughter Whitney Stewart Milligan. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
James "Jim" Watson Northrop, JD '62 passed away on March 23, 2020, at the age of 83 at his home in Summit, NJ, surrounded by his... Read Full Note
James "Jim" Watson Northrop, JD '62 passed away on March 23, 2020, at the age of 83 at his home in Summit, NJ, surrounded by his family. During his career, Jim worked for several corporations in New York City, including 18 years at Chemical Bank (now JPMorgan Chase), and then almost 20 years at Automatic Data Processing, in Roseland, NJ. He retired in 2007. Upon retirement, Jim stayed very active in his community volunteering for many organizations spanning from child development, the environment, mentoring and tutoring programs, and faith-based activities. In both his professional and personal life, Jim demonstrated a desire to help others. Jim is survived by his daughter Christina Skrod and husband Chris, his son James Northrop and wife Emily, his daughter Sarah Curiale and husband Nick, and his sister Rindy Northrop. He is also survived by his five grandchildren Isabella and Aldo James Curiale, and Liam, Luke and Evelyn Northrop. Jim is predeceased by his beloved wife Renny, daughters Elizabeth and Kathryn, his grandson Colin, and brother Charles Northrop.
William B. Schreiber, JD '62 died July 10, 2020, at his home. He was 82. Born to the late Lester and Cele Schreiber in Queens, NY,... Read Full Note
William B. Schreiber, JD '62 died July 10, 2020, at his home. He was 82. Born to the late Lester and Cele Schreiber in Queens, NY, he worked as an attorney for more than 50 years. His law practice focused on alcoholic beverage regulation. Mr. Schreiber enjoyed playing tennis and spending time with his family. Predeceased by his beloved wife Louise of 59 years, Mr. Schreiber is survived by his children David (Kathleen) and Elizabeth (Simone), and three beloved grandsons, Tyler, Nicholas and Matthew. He is also survived by his brothers Richard (Lynn) and Stephen (Aileen).
David B. Stackpole, LLB '62 died peacefully on February 16, 2020, at the age of 86, surrounded by his loving family. He was the... Read Full Note
David B. Stackpole, LLB '62 died peacefully on February 16, 2020, at the age of 86, surrounded by his loving family. He was the first attorney to set up a private practice in Stowe, VT where he settled and raised his family. He then went on to partner with longtime friend Tom Amidon, and later partnered with Ed French forming Stackpole & French Law Offices. David served the Vermont Bar Association on various committees, was the Lamoille County state's attorney and a trustee of the Stowe village government. He was President of the Stowe Rotary Club and served in various other capacities throughout his local community. He was a devoted father and passionate grandfather and will be remembered for his limitless love and devotion to his family, his stewardship of the land and his passion for his community, merriment, song, dance and his infamous sense of humor. He is survived by two daughters, Anna Stein and husband Jesse of South Burlington, and Kate Osborne and husband Jon of Lake Elmore; his beloved grandchildren, Abby, Eben, Linden, and Cole; his sister, Beverly Webster of Brattleboro and her children, Carrie, Andrew, Jake and Susan, and their spouses and children; and his good friend and former wife, Paige Savage.
Peter L. Wolff, LLB '62 passed away suddenly on April 13, 2020, at the age of 84. Peter was a lawyer turned journalist who was... Read Full Note
Peter L. Wolff, LLB '62 passed away suddenly on April 13, 2020, at the age of 84. Peter was a lawyer turned journalist who was credited with shedding light on important but often overlooked issues affecting DC's local neighborhoods in his role as editor and publisher of the InTowner newspaper for over 35 years. Wolff was a kind and generous person who cared deeply about DC's neighborhoods and the people who lived there. He bought The InTowner in 1985, which was founded in 1968 as a neighborhood news publication. "The InTowner was a source of community news and information with some wonderful historic and lifestyle features," said Mike Silverstein. "It has been more like Peter's gift to the community. At a time when local news outlets are struggling to survive everywhere, Peter’s loss hurts all the more," said Silverstein. "He will be missed as a friend, as a neighbor, and as a respected member of the community." Wolff is survived by Kerry Touchette, his partner of 48 years; his brother Michael Wolff of New York City; a nephew and two nieces, and many friends.