March 2016 Newsletter


Classmates -

Following are a number of Harvard Class of 1960 "News Items" you might find of interest. Please let me know if you have questions, ideas for additional news items, etc

 - Henry Marcy, H'60 Class Secretary

  • Sari Wilson, daughter of Robert ("Bob"/"Bobby") Wilson H'60 and Nancy, is appearing at the Harvard Bookstore, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, on Friday, March 18 @ 7:00 PM, in conversation with Joanne Rakoff, to promote her new novel, Girl Through Glass. Sari's website:


Sari Wilson – author of Girl Through Glass
Sari Wilson's debut novel Girl Through Glass will be published by Harper in 2016. Her fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Catapult, Slice, AGNI and other publications.


  • Edward Henry Martin H'60 died on March 2, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Douglass Funeral Home, 51 Worthen Road, Lexington, MA. I spent a lot of time with -- or I should say "behind" -- Ed during our undergraduate years at Harvard. Ed was the leading cross-country and distance track runner from our class. I remember, when we were freshmen, he had me so scared that he wasn't going to be able to run well due to illness before the start of a race against Dartmouth at Franklin Park that I actually passed-out just after crossing the finish line. Of course, Coach McCurdy loved that we were under such pressure. I have always enjoyed visiting with him at reunions since. His obituary, to be published in the Boston Globe on Sunday, March 13, will be posted on our website,

  • The next Harvard Class of 1960 luncheon is April 8, 2016 @ The Chateau in Waltham @ 11:30 AM. The cost is $35.00. Contact Henry Marcy -- or 781-944-2194 -- if you plan to attend.

  • Note that planning is well under way for the 56th Reunion of the Harvard Class of 1960 and the Radcliffe Class of 1960 (and we're combining with the 57th Reunion of the Harvard Class of 1959 and the Radcliffe Class of 1959). The Reunions will be held on Commencement Day, Thursday, May 26, 2016, at the Harvard Alumni Association's Tree Spread & Annual Meeting (Stephen Spielberg has just been announced as the speaker), followed by a reception and dinner @ The Cambridge Boat Club. Check our website, for more information and to make your dinner reservation.

  • Please claim your HARVARD KEY. Go to https:// If you have any trouble, call the Harvard Alumni Association Help Desk @ 617-496-0559 or 800-823-2478.

  • Brad Snow H'60 appreciates the communications he has received from classmates. As some of you know, Brad has been suffering with a serious medical condition and is now at Eliot Center for Health and Rehabilitation, 168 West Central St., Natick 01760. Of course, you can write Brad or call him (though the caller needs to give Brad lots of slack) @ (508) 655-1000 (and ask for Room 206) or more directly @ 508-650-2162 (room 206) or 617-306-9513 (his cell phone). You can also email Brad at with a cc to and he’ll be sure to get it.

  • Tim Leland H'60 had an extraordinarily important role in initiating the Boston Globe's Spotlight Investigation Team that was honored by the recent Academy Award winning movie, Spotlight. Tim recently wrote an article, published in the Vineyard Gazette, relating the experience. It is fascinating! You can find the article @ Note that Tim's article, in addition to a nice photo of him (some years back) has a link at the end to an interesting documentary about the Spotlight Team.

  • Interesting book out by Christopher Bayley H'60: SEATTLE JUSTICE The Rise and Fall of the Police Payoff System in Seattle. See Available now from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powell’s Books, and IndieBound.

  • The daughter of Richard Millett H'60, Patricia is on the list of potential Supreme Court Justice nominees. Patricia is a judge on the US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit.

  • Harvey Leon Ozer H'60 died during Rosh Hashanah, 5776 (September 13-15, 2015). His obituary will be posted on our website,

  • Priscilla Anne Trowbridge Weiss, R'60 died just before December 15, 2015. Priscilla has been listed as lost and missing for the last ten +/- years. The following is the obituary obtained through the efforts of her classmate, Judith Abrams Plotz. 

    Priscilla Anne Trowbridge—a long-time Albuquerque resident; keen appreciator of food purveyors ranging from Buffett’s Candies to Café Istanbul; and fan of the Tony Hillerman Library (branch of the Albuquerque Public Library), KUNM (National Public Radio affiliate at the University of New Mexico), her beloved cat Mikey; quiet and a beauty of nature— died peacefully December 15. She was 77 and is greatly missed by her son, Josh; daughter-in-law, Mariah; and grandson, Griffin.

    Priscilla was a graduate of Radcliffe College and the University of Chicago. She married and moved to London in 1963; Josh was born there in 1965, and the family returned to the United States shortly after. Priscilla taught at Drexel University in Philadelphia and was a staffer at the University of Pennsylvania’s alumni magazine. She lived for a time in Colorado and returned to Albuquerque to take care of her mother. She enjoyed working with the Red Cross in the Albuquerque area for several years.

    Priscilla was the daughter of Margery and Hoyt Trowbridge; Hoyt was an English professor at the University of New Mexico. Priscilla’s deeply loved brother, Stephen, died in 2004. Tina, Steve’s wife; their children, Anna and Sam; as well as Steve’s son Christopher and Chris’s wife, Wakaba; son, Oscar; and daughter, Ramona, are gathering in Albuquerque with Griffin, Mariah, and Josh to remember Priscilla and Steve.