The link to our complete In Memoriam is above, in blue. Classmates recently deceased are listed below, with a link to the obituary, if we have one.

Bob MossRobert W. Moss
Jan. 2, 2021

Bill ChristianWilliam T. Christian
Dec. 5, 2020

Dan Bergfeld
C. Daniel Bergfeld
Sept. 25, 2020

Eugene Overton
Eugene W. Overton
Aug. 18, 2020

Copley E. CrosbyCopley E. Crosby
Aug. 17, 2020

Randy Totten
Randolph F. Totten
July 22, 2020

Robert M. B. Polk II Robert M. B. Polk II
June 2, 2020

Mike McCaskey
Michael McCaskey
May 16, 2020

George DillonGeorge L. Dillon
Apr. 3, 2020

Kurt Fischer
Kurt W. Fischer
Mar. 30, 2020

Bill Lynch
William B. Lynch
Jan. 2, 2020

Robert Dickler
Robert A. Dickler
Nov. 8, 2019

Robert Dodds
Robert J. Dodds III
Sept. 10, 2019

Peter Grillo
Peter J. Grillo
August 6, 2019

Rolf Gehlhaar
Rolf R. Gehlhaar
July 7, 2019

Mack O'Brien
Mack D. O’Brien, Jr.
February 26, 2019

Howard Morrison
Howard Morrison, Jr.
January 24, 2019

Ron Wilmore
Ronald R. Wilmore
January 13, 2019

Yale Class of 1965 Zoom Hour

Please join us for a special event
in the
Y65 Zoom Hour Series
Bob Woodward, Y65
Journalist, Author and Classmate

“From Trump to Biden—What Does it Mean?”
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
4-5 pm Eastern on Zoom


See who’s already registered!

Y65 ZOOM SERIES in spectacular fashion!

David Swenson80+ classmates, spouses, and widows paid rapt attention as David Swensen spoke about… how Yale nimbly adapted to the possibility of a pandemic-driven market meltdown; how for decades Yale’s proud leadership in ethical investing has contributed to Yale’s spectacular investment performance; and more recently, how Yale has challenged its outside investment managers to diversify their staffs. Also fielding questions selected from the zoom chat by Chris Cooke and Dan Denison, David covered many topics knowledgeably and candidly — the positive business case for ethical investing; why Yale avoids all investments in “bad capitalism”; how Yale conservatively values its illiquid assets; how the Endowment now funds 60% of Yale College expenses; how public and corporate pensions who recklessly understate their long term liabilities are headed for crisis; the prospects for another market bust a la the 2000 internet bubble; the worst investment decision he’s ever made; and more. If you missed seeing it live, or want to watch it again, here’s the link.

About the Y65 Monthly Zoom Series
Third Wednesday every month, 4pm est

Bob Hammond (sherrillbrookmd@gmail.com) and Dennis Mack (dennis-mack@nyc.rr.com), honchos for this already popular new series, encourage all classmates and widows to contact them with ideas for future Zoom calls. Look for the January announcement soon.

a deserving Yale Medal recipient!

We are all extremely proud of Bruce, who was recently honored for his visionary contributions to Yale that will be felt throughout the 21st century — vastly transforming Yale’s physical footprint, restoring and beautifying the commercial spaces around the campus, and revitalizing Yale’s relationship with New Haven. Check out this short video, featuring remarks from Bruce and testimony from his colleagues:

Our 2020 Annual Class Dinner, via Zoom

Most of the 140+ pre-registered classmates and widows showed up for our October 30 Class Zoom Call and were treated to an engaging 90-minute “virtual annual dinner.” James (Jimmy) Hatch, a 53-year-old ex-Seal and now a Yale sophomore in TD College, inspired us with his life story, followed by a gripping Q&A session covering his military and Yale experiences, his views on his own life, and his opinions on important current issues in American society. The results of our traditional Election Year Class Survey were presented, and Jennifer Julier, our YAA rep, updated us on prospects for a rescheduled 55th Reunion in 2021. A few technical zoom glitches were met with understanding and good humor. Many attendees hung around for camaraderie and banter after the formal meeting ended.

Or, to see what interests you, scroll ahead to these times:

0:00:00James Hatch Intro and Talk
0:26:04Q&A with James Hatch
1:02:302020 Election Class Survey Results
1:23:34Class Secretary Report
1:25:30YAA Update on Rescheduled 55th Reunion

More links related to the dinner:

· 2020 Election Class Survey: “Summary of Results” Presentation
· Who attended? Pre-registration list
· James Hatch’s article, “My semester with the snowflakes.”

Reunion was Cancelled for 2020
Possible Reschedule Under Consideration with YAA

Yale 65 - Our 55th!


What a difference 5 years made!

Click the image below to view
the recorded discussion of our survey results.

The “OUR STORIES: 55th Reunion” book will be in your mailbox soon.

Bob Hammond attended the Yale Assembly this fall, and has provided us with a terrific report. Click to read.

The New Discussion Group is Lively! The old listserv is gone. Click for the Discussion Group letter, the User Guide, the Terms of Use Agreement, or the FAQ.


The Bardachs, Crosbys and Doyles in New York the day after the 2019 Class Dinner.

A Report of Our 2019 Annual Class Dinner is posted!

List of Attendees

“Kafka in China”

On August 17, Ralph Protsik’s stage adaptation of Warren Rothman’s book series, “Kafka in China” was presented in theater workshop form at the Berkeley Repertory School of Theater. See the photos and read the rest of the story here.

Chris Kinney has provided us with a great series of photos of the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Class Dinners. Click to view!