The Carillon

1950s Alumni News & Notes

Fall 2023


Margaret “Meg” Gemmell Delea passed away May 27, 2023 at the age of 93. Meg grew up in Schenectady and spent most of her life on Long Island, where she was an English teacher at West Islip High School. She was a brilliant photographer, painter, birder and volunteer for a variety of civic organizations. Meg attended numerous college class reunions while living in New York.

Class Councilor: Joyce Leavitt Zanchelli,


The Class of 1953 Red Devils 70th-anniversary reunion will be held as a virtual gathering on Zoom, Thursday, Nov. 9. Watch your email for an invitation.

Class Councilor: Rose Mary (Rosie) Keller Hughes,


Rev. Jim Thompson passed away June 8, 2023, at the age of 90. Active in ministry for over 40 years, Jim retired in 1996 as pastor of Jermain Memorial Presbyterian Church in Watervliet, N.Y. He continued to serve in various pastoral roles as a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church of Albany. Jim met and married Lois Porter while attending NYSCT. They were married 51 years before her passing in 2004. Jim is survived by daughter Barbara, sons James, David, and Scott Thompson ’91, niece Susan Smith ’83, MS ’13, a nephew, 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Class Councilor: Joan Paul,


Sheila Lister Bamberger ’57 greets a classmate at Homecoming Breakfast during the Class of ’57 60th Anniversary Reunion.

Sheila Lister Bamberger of Utica passed away April 16, 2023. She served as class counselor and was a member of several reunion planning committees.

Joyce Thomas of San Mateo, Calif., has been a freelance editor since she retired from Stanford in 2004. She has three children and two grandchildren.


Ronald Short passed away May 11, 2023. He served as class councilor and enjoyed attending reunions for NYSCT.

Members of the Classes of 1955-1965 gathered for a reunion luncheon in June.

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