Adams Picnic 2017

Class of ’64 Picnic at Jim and Marylee Adams’
Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 3:00PM
Location: 12901 Popes Head Road, Clifton, Virginia 20124
Dress: As for picnic

Dear Classmates, Wives and Friends,
Every year on the first Saturday in June, Marylee and Jim Adams host a fantastic picnic at their home in Clifton, Virginia, just south of Washington DC. Over the years we have had Classmates join this festive occasion from near and far. Many Classmates from around the country have asked that they be notified of this event in case they happen to be traveling in the mid Atlantic area. We have plenty of local Classmates who have offered to put folks up. If you need a place to stay, just drop me a note at

Marylee and Jim are in the final planning stages for this year’s picnic. All we need now are names and numbers of attendees. Families are always welcome. The pool will be open. Our normal headcount is about 100.

What we need in the next week: YOUR RSVP! This goes for all local Classmates and any from afar who can make it. Food and supplies must be ordered in the next few weeks.

You can RSVP by calling or e-mailing Marilee and Jim at: 703-803-8887,

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the 3rd of June.

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Danube River Cruise 2018

Bill DiNeno is working on the Class plans for the September 2018 Danube River Cruise (Budapest to Nuremberg). Space is available. If interested, please contact Bill at 239-331-2371 (H) or 860-659-3748 (C). Bill can also be reached at: Bill has a working e-mail roster that he uses for his cruise. He can add you to this list.

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Fall Brawl Golf

The Fall Brawl September 10 – 14, 2017
HQ is the Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center in Williamsburg VA.

Howie Bachman has just released his sign-up message. If you did not receive the message and want to attend, let us know and Howie or I will get you the information.

Basically, The Fall Brawl will be held 10 to 14 September in the Williamsburg, VA area. HQ for the group is at the Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center in Williamsburg VA. Room Rate is $139 plus tax etc. Call 757 220 2250 to make reservations. Group ID is West Point Class of 64 Golf Outing. Kings and Double Queens are both available.

Fall Brawl contact info: or 757-258-9017.

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’64 Mini-Reunion & Ryder Cup 2017

Monterey Bay, California
29 Oct – 2 Nov, 2017

Bill Annan: If you have not attended one of these semi-annual events… me… need to come. The reunion is organized to allow everyone to take part in the virtually unlimited activities and venues in the area; but yet, allow a big part of the day to hang out with classmates and wives. This event has doubled in size each year since its inception in 2010 and it looks like we will have another great turnout this year as we go to Monterey Bay, California where we will be staying at the Quail Lodge in the beautiful Carmel Valley.

It is not too late to sign-up for this event which started out as a golf tournament but quickly changed into a full-scale class reunion. Please let Bill Annan know if you are interested so he can continue to tweak his attendance numbers and add you to the mailing list so you can be notified when the on-line registration opens in July.

Please also help us to spread the word to classmates who may not be aware of the reunion. These pictures from Santa Fe in 2015 will give you a feel for the event ’64 Goes to Santa Fe pictures.

Hope to see everyone in Monterey.

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“Last Hurrah” Ski Trip 2018

A number of Classmates and Ski Trip mates have indicated a desire to do one more trip in 2018. Bob Gesner has volunteered to get the ball rolling and to help organize. Bob has asked me to post the following in case you are no longer on the “Ski 64” list:

Late January or early February 2018 may be our last organized ski get-together. This is open to all who have participated in the past and to anyone who would like to participate for the first/last time.

With the objective of having as many participants as possible, and understanding that there are not as many of us still skiing, the “Last Hurrah” will be to socialize as much as ski with those we have had such fun and share fond memories of our annual get-togethers for the past 20 years.

It’s time to gather more information and take the next steps to secure lodging for next season. There is no commitment necessary at this time, but Bob needs to start planning based on some preferences and numbers.
Some immediate questions for Bob.

    1. Do you prefer

      a. a long weekend…(arrive Fri, depart Mon)
      b. during the week…(arrive Mon, depart Fri or Sat)
      c. as in the past…(arrive Sat or Sun, depart Sat or Sun)

and…just as important…are there any of the options above that you would NOT attend?

    2. The number/names of people in your party…for planning purposes. Please update e-mail preferences.

Please e-mail your response to Bob ASAP and he will continue the planning. Please send responses to

All future ski trip correspondence will be on the Ski 64 e-mail list.

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West Point Class of 2021!

We now have two Class of ’64 Grandsons preparing to join the Long Gray Line!
Mike Conway reports that his grandson Chuck Conway and Kevin Kelley reports that his grandson William Southworth will be joining the Corps this summer. Congratulations to both young men.

Mike and Kevin are preparing to participate in this years Plebe March Back at the end of “Beast” (Monday, 14 August). Perhaps it’s time to get out the old walking sticks and get in shape for the trek back from Buckner. I’ll be getting info on the March Back from the AOG and will post accordingly.

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James Ryan Memorial Service

James “JP” Ryan Memorial Service
Memorial service on Monday, May 8th, 2017 at 1:00PM at Palms Presbyterian Church, A1A, in Jacksonville Beach, FL.

Classmate James Patrick Ryan, 75, of Ponte Vedra passed away peacefully on April 11, 2017. Jim’s wife Joan has informed me that there will be a Memorial Service soon in the Jacksonville, Florida area. George Jacunski and Mel Case will represent the Class. A burial will take place at the West Point Cemetery. Time to be announced.

Please visit Jim’s Eulogy page and post your thoughts. Just go to and click on Eulogy and Taps and then go to Class of ’64.

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Remembering Amy Robinson

Karl and a number of our classmates recently assembled at the high school where Karl taught for 15 years to celebrate the life of Amy Robinson. We will hear more on this from those who attended in the days ahead.

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Peter Schmeelk Funeral

Peter “Pete” Schmeelk Funeral and Burial
Memorial Service February 24, 2017 @ 12:45PM at the Old Post Chapel on Ft. Myer, VA; Burial with full military honors at Arlington Cemetery.

Peter SchmeelkPete’s wife Karen posted the following. Peter’s Memorial Service will be on February 24, 2017 at 12:45PM at the Old Post Chapel on Ft. Myer, VA and will be buried with full military honors at Arlington Cemetery. Those attending should try to be seated by 12:15, a half hour before the service begins. There will be a reception afterward at Patton Hall (former Officer’s Club) on Ft. Myer. Please message or email Karen if you wish to attend the reception (2:15-4:45) in order that she can get a count for the buffet.​ Karen’s email is
Please visit Pete’s Eulogy page and post your thoughts. Just go to and click on Eulogy and Taps and then go to Class of ’64. While you are there, look over the list of fallen Classmates and make a Eulogy note or two as you scroll through the list.

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Amy Robinson Service

Amy Robinson Memorial Service
Sunday, February 19, 2017 in Mechanicsburg PA @ 1:00 pm

Amy and Karl RobinsonKarl reports that there will be a Memorial Service for Amy on Sunday, February 19 at the Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School (where Karl taught for 15 years), in Mechanicsburg PA at 1PM. The service will be followed by refreshments in the cafeteria. Karl has asked for folks to be prepared to share Amy “stories”. Karl and his family promise displays of Amy’s Elvis, hedgehog, thistle, earring, and knitting collections. A burial will take place in Arlington in the future. Amy’s Obituary
Karl can be reached at

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