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Loren Schwechter
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IL Attorney/forensic accountant/business & asset evaluator Committed Relationship 2 Goudy Ashland DePaul graduate, BSC degree, Kent College of Law, JD degree. Teacher and instructor. IRS estate and gift tax attorney. Practicing lawyer - managing director of litigation support services for State of Florida's Laventhol & Horwath, Founder and CEO of Benefit and Business Evaluators with offices Nationwide. expert witness testimony on matters of fraud, business and asset valuation, embezzlement and dissapation of assets.

Love to travel and enjoy new experiences and interests; investments, reading, and my family - not necessarily in that order.
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Barbara Shapiro (Alexander)
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IL clinical social worker ongoodauthority.com Married 3 Peirce Garo 7 I'm much too humble to share all my enormous wisdom. CONDENSED VERSION: It's been a great life (with more to come): wonderful marriage (to Dick Alexander, since 1977); love my family (3 step daughters, 7 grandchildren); friends; great career (Clinical Social Worker-private practice until we moved to Galena, IL; Pres. Illinois Soc for Clinical Social Work; now my own business since 1992: www.ongoodauthority.com); good health. I feel very thankful.

I'm so impressed by the tremendous accomplishments of my classmates.  Kudos for the Chicago Public Schools of the 1950s!  and Kudos for all of us!

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Bonnie Shapiro (Forkosh)
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IL marketing & program director for a public library Committed Relationship 2 Jamieson Mrs. Peitch 5 Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. (Kafka) I finished an undergraduate degree at Northwestern, followed by a masters in urban planning from Loyola ten years later. Meanwhile I was married and had two daughters; twenty plus years later their dad and I divorced. For the past 14 years, I’ve had a wonderful partner. He and I have traveled as for south as Antarctica , as far west as Tibet; we’re now making plans to go to Africa.

My career path has been a zigzag--working for the Chicago Police Department, an urban planning consultancy; legislative aide to a state senator and for the past 15 years the genteel confines of the Wilmette Public Library.

My library work consists of creating a community gathering place and promoting adult learning. I put together programs ranging from concerts and theatrical readings to current events discussions and support groups. The work is very gratifying and well-supported, and I have no plans to retire any time soon.

My best gig, however, is being "Grandma Bonnie" to my five grandchildren, ages 18 months through 11. No plans to retire from that either!
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Linda Shapiro (Foley)
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IL Retired Widowed 3 Stone Elementary Terrance Kennedy 5 Live life to the fullest Got married, raised 3 beautiful children - twin girls and a boy. Had a nice career in the mists. I also have 5 beautiful grand children that I spend a lot of time with.
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Ruth Sharfman
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NY attorney Single Darwin I graduated from Washington University, and stayed there to do graduate work in early modern European legal history. When I was at the point of doing my dissertation, I finally realized that what I loved was the give-and-take of graduate school, and not solitary research. I taught grade school and high school sporadically, while trying to figure out what I really wanted to do when I grew up. During this time, I got married, and then divorced.

So...having already gone west to St. Louis, I next tried going east... to Boston, where my sister Lois had moved. Maybe it was feeling uprooted that made me search for some continuity, and I found it in my attraction to the study of law. I entered Boston University Law School, and felt that I had come home - it seemed not like being in college again, but actually like being in high school! We had assigned lockers and locker-mates, and at the end of every hour a bell rang and the whole section walked together to our next class.

Meanwhile, Lois and her husband Neil had moved to New York for professional reasons. My nephew Alex was born two weeks before I started law school, so I now always have a reminder of how long I’ve been a lawyer. Given the appearance of this wonderful new addition to the family, I suspected that a move to another city was once more in my future.

Indeed, I moved to New York for my first job out of law school, and have lived here ever since. I worked for the Criminal Appeals Bureau of the Legal Aid Society for several years, and then became a court attorney with the New York State court system, where I’ve been for over twenty years. In addition to helping judges set up jury instructions for trials and “ghostwriting” decisions, one of the most rewarding opportunities I’ve had over the past decade is working directly with people drawn into the civil and housing court systems without having a lawyer, helping people decipher the code of what’s going on around them.

One day in court, while waiting for a criminal defendant to be brought in, I began talking to Fred, a probation officer. Fred and I have since been talking and “going together” for about twenty years.

I’ve also become very involved with my synagogue. I’ve served on the Board of Trustees (only occasionally making legal quibbles), chaired the Adult Education Committee, and developed and taught a Hebrew course for adults.

Fred and I are devoted to thoroughbred horse racing - going to the races, not riding horses. I’ve finally found a practical application for all that probability theory we did in algebra - I’m a pretty good handicapper.

I am really looking forward to seeing everyone again.
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Kenneth Shere
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MD system engineer and mathematician Married 3 Clinton 4 grandsons, 1 granddaughter Measure our success by looking at our children. Attended U of I where I got a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mathematics. Met and married Madeline Zoberman (from South Shore) who has two degrees in education from the U of I.

We have been living in suburban Washngton, DC, for over 40 years. I spent 1.5 years as Asst. Prof, 5 at a Navy lab, 10 working in various companies, 10 in business for myself, and the past 15 years working for a not-for-profit company providing consulting advice on satellite programs. Some day I will retire, I guess.

I have been very activer in our synogogue Men's Club for over 30 years and have been on the synogogue board for 3 terms. Received the FJMC Seaboard Region Blue Yamulke Man of the Year award in Jan 2012. I still play basketball and a few years ago took up golf again.

Our 45th anniversary is 9 days after the reunion. All of our children are married; two live within 1.5 hours from us; the 3rd lives in Seattle (with one grandson). Delighted with our children, their spouses and our grandchildren.
Attended U of I where I got a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mathematics.  Met and married Madeline Zoberman (from South Shore) who has two degrees in education from the U of I.



We have been living in Behesda, MD (suburban Washngton, DC) for over 40 years.  I spent 1.5 years as Asst. Prof, 5 at a Navy lab, 10 working in various companies, 10 in business for myself, and the past 20 years working for a not-for-profit company providing consulting advice on satellite programs.  Some day I will retire, I guess. [update: still working, but reduced my schedule to 28 hours per week]



I have been very active in our synogogue Men's Club for over 30 years and have been on the synogogue board for 3 terms.  Received the FJMC Seaboard Region Blue Yamulke Man of the Year award in Jan 2012. I still play basketball and a few years ago took up golf again.



Our 50th anniversary is in June 2015.  All of our children are married; two live within 1.5 hours from us; the 3rd lives in Seattle (with one grandson).  Delighted with our children, their spouses and our grandchildren.
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Glorya Shorr (Spero)
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IL Retired Teacher/Active Bridge Player Married 3 Clinton Mrs. Collins 3 Every day is a gift! I became an elementary school teacher---got married to Neal, the love of my life, two days after I graduated college. We have been married for 45 wonderful years (46 by the time of the reunion). I taught school for a year and then my eldest was born. I became a full-time mom and I worked in Neal's office when needed. I was involved with Brandeis and was on the Women's Board of Neal's hospital for several years; and was Ball Chair one year for the annual fund-raising gala. After my children were grown and out of the house, several of my friends went to work in retail. I worked for Neiman Marcus for nine years. Tennis, Mah Jongg and golf have been my hobbies over the years; however, my favorite hobby is now Bridge. Neal and I love to travel (we went to Europe on our honeymoon in '64) and we have travelled all over the world (Antartica in January of '09 enabled us to say, "all seven continents")! I am extremely devoted to my kids, their spouses and my three grandchildren. I feel very fortunate to have an incredible family and amazing friends.
I can't believe it's been fifty years. I know it's going to be a lot of fun being on the Hospitality Committee. I look forward to greeting you at the Reunion!
 
 
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Pete Shugart
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TX Retired Widowed 2 Goudy Almost 1 I have two.

The philosophical is from Shakespeare:

… To thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.

The practical is from my boss's dad:

Never run on the company's time,
Nor crap on your own.
U of I 1960-65 BSEE
PIB 1965-67 MSEP
US Army 1967-70
White Sands Missile Range 1970-2007
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Alan Siegel
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OR Babysitter/retired railroad owner Single Again 2 Swift Miss Rose 1 and pending It's not where I'm at, it's been the journey and it's far from over. 2 years college, married, finished college, finished marriage, worked some more, married some more, had kids, finished marriage, came out, started a railroad with 3 friends, ran it and sold it to retire and be a grandpa.
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Marlene Silver (Rimland)
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IL Interior Designer Married 1 Clinton Ms. Lindenbaum 1 Just keep going. I graduated from U of I downstate and began my teaching career with the Chicago Public School system.

Jack P. Rimland, a fellow U of I graduate and I became engaged my last semester while he was attending law school at DePaul in Chicago. Upon his graduation we married and took an extended honeymoon through Europe. He then began his career as an Assistant State's Attorney.

I decided to stop teaching and attended Interior Design classes part-time at the Chicago Academy. I graduated and began my Interior Design career. I then became President of the Illinois Chapter of ASID. Ever since I have been practicing Interior Design as a professional.

Lately I have extended my interests to vintage classic furniture. My partner and I started a business called ReDefined Design, which is an up-dated collection of vintage furniture that is for sale to the public.
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