by Larry Benjamin RC'66, Class Correspondent

Leo Ribuffo was cited prominently in a New York Times Magazine article April 16 on political conservatism. The author, Rick Perlstein, referred to Leo, a history professor at George Washington University, as "irascible, brilliant and deeply learned" and one of his profession’s "great rebuffers." He cited an article Leo wrote in 1994 that said that "America’s anti-liberal traditions were far more deeply rooted in the past, and far angrier, than most historians would acknowledge.’" Leo, a man ahead of his time.

Fred Friedberg has retired as chairman of three Toshiba medical companies in the United States and the United Kingdom. He lives in Irvine, Calif., where he’s working on a four-volume set of books on vintage watches. Cliff Brown checked in from Gastonia, N.C., not far from where he worked as a group leader in the control lab of FMC Lithium for 28 years. He reports he has "a very serious model railroad in the basement that will never be moved."

Some updates:
Jim Santo works with seniors as an independent insurance agent primarily selling Medicare supplement and advantage plans. He and his daughter, Christy, share the practice in Bloomington, Ind. John Woloszyn’s Baltimore-based Intralytix Inc. has won Food and Drug Administration recognition for its latest food-safety product that controls food- and water-borne bacteria.

We have lost two more classmates.
Richard Messer of Lafayette died Jan. 13 in Newton. He worked for 36 years as a civilian ballistics engineer at Picatinny Arsenal. Among his Department of the Army commendations was Outstanding Handicapped Employee of the Year. John White of Rumson died Feb. 4 in Morristown. He was an education and budget analyst for the state Office of Legislative Services for 25 years and later served as business administrator for several school districts in Monmouth and Mercer counties.