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Robert Burns ’51, posted 10/11/2013

Robert Burns 51

(PO Box 204 Gambier, OH 43022; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) The picture is of Dan Patterson ‘74, I and Rev. Richard James ‘74 taken about three years ago at the wedding of Rich James’ ‘74 youngest son, Alex. 

The Dan Patterson Fitness Center at Kenyon College is dedicated to Fraternity Brother, Rich James’74. Both Dan and Rich were President of Chi when I became the Faculty Advisor. I am still active with Chi, and this fall will be my 40th anniversary with the Chapter. I understand from our Alumni President, Jeff Moritz ‘86, there are over 800 of us. I greatly enjoy seeing our Chi Brothers at the Lodge each May. On February 28, I will be attending the “Rite of Iris” with our new Pledges. It will also mark my 84th Birthday. My how time flies! My best to all of you. Joining Chi was one of the best things I ever did. The best thing was finding Jeanette, my wife for 53 years.

John B. Martin ‘51, posted 10/11/2013

Jack Martin and SonJack Martin Painting -Paris Le Pont Neuf(838 Michigan Ave Apt 5-B Evanston, IL  60202; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) I continue to enjoy my life as a retiree.  In it, I've replaced my career as a clinical psychologist with my avid interest in watercolor painting.  On my website,, are galleries of my paintings. Last year in October one of the paintings I'd had accepted in a large juried show at the Chicago Cultural Center won the Best of Show award. My wife Linda and I travel frequently to Europe, most often to France where I once lived for a year on a Fulbright scholarship.  We're planning on two weeks in Spain in March and three weeks in France in May, mostly in Provence and the Riviera, where we have many friends.  My major priorities are organized around family, including our two sons, their wives and our six grandchildren, all of whom live nearby. Fortunately, I've been robust and healthy enough to attend all of our recent class reunions, the last one in 2011.  My life as a student and a member of Chi were profoundly meaningful.  It led to my academic success and my year in France.  I look forward to the next reunion and the prospect of finding some of my old friends from Chi!

Moritz, Jeffrey "Jeff" '86, posted 6/2/2012

John Cannon '83 passed along this story about his dad Gerry '50 and Dave Bell '50: When my dad broke two ankles in the 80's in a car crash on a golf trip, Dr. Bell entered the operating room to perform the surgery holding a candle with the lights out singing the old Delt song that they all sang at initiation and my dad didn't even need any anysthesia because he was CRACKING UP too hard!! Dr Bell was his roommate and best buddy at Kenyon!

Webb, Roland "Brother Webb" '52, posted 3/13/2007

Roland M. Webb '57 in 2006 of leukemia. He was seventy-eight and a resident of Roland Park, Maryland.

Roland was born in Philadelphia and raised in Short Hills, New Jersey. Following his Army service in Korea, Roland came to Kenyon where he majored in history and was a member of the track team and Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He was known as "Tweedy" to his classmates, who remained his closest friends. Moving to Baltimore, he was a reporter for the Baltimore Sun from 1951 to 1954, covering crime and court news, and later became public-relations director for the old Armco Steel Plant. From 1970 until 1980, he was director of the Maryland Kidney Foundation.

In the late 1960's, Roland joined with other members of the Society for the Preservation of Federal Hill and Fells Point in a successful effort to prevent construction of an interstate highway across Baltimore harbor. "Fells Point would not have survived without Roland," said a former state Senator Julian L. Lapides, a fellow preservationist. "He was a visionary and could see what the area would become. He looked past the derelict buildings and saw a brilliant future." Roland purchased several properties in Fells Point, including the former Port Mission on South Broadway. By owning property, he became a litigant in a citizens' lawsuit to block the construction the highway, which would have claimed many homes. To help cover legal fees incurred in the litigation, Roland, who was president of the preservation society from 1973 until 1975, conceived the Fells Point Fun Festival as a fundraiser and public-relations event.

Roland also sat on the boards of Baltimore Heritage and what is now the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association. A former Eagle Scout, Roland remained active in Boy Scouts through involvement with Troop 1000 at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.

He is survived by his wife of thirty-one years, the former Kathleen Hickey; sons Patrick Read, of Baltimore, Brian Read of Washington, D.C., and Christopher Read of Chestertown, Maryland; and a daughter Bridget Read of Washington.

Watkins, David "Ridgerunner" '57, posted 1/8/2007

Dear Brother Delts, It's never too late to make career changes. I am a 1957 alumnus and a retired psychologist. However, being very active and in excellent health, I decided to make a career change. I am now representing Lightyear Solutions, one of ten major local/long distance phone companies left. The reason for mentioning Lightyear is that we are utilizing Lightyear as a fundraiser and stewardship program in some of our Episcopal parishes. It would be a great fundraiser for our Chapter too. Email me if you want more info. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Regards, Dr. David Watkins

Glaser, Carl "Brother Glaser" '54, posted 1/8/2007

Carl L. Glaser '54 died on April 4, 2006. Carl was a resident of Port Orchard, Washington. Carl also earned a degree from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University in 1955. He and his wife, the former Mary Jane Hudson, had five children. After an initial career in college and university food service, at the University of Puget Sound, Carl became a teacher and social worker, retiring as an associate professor in hospitality and culinary arts from Olympic College in Bremerton, Washington. Carl was inducted into the Kenyon Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 1998, as part of the undefeated 1950 football team.

Watkins, David "Ridgerunner" '57, posted 1/8/2007

I believe the word "retired" is a misnomer! The word "retired" mean "re-treaded" and ready for another 100,000 miles! I continue to work two to three days a week at the hospital with cancer patients and later visiting them in their homes. A great ministry to them and their families. I hope to visit the Lodge soon and meet my new brothers. My years at Kenyon and with my brother Delts have been life-changing! Thank you Kenyon and thanks, Chi Delts.

Ranney, Bill '52, posted 1/8/2007

Jeff Moritz 86 has asked me to lead the "Charge" in updating Chi Chapter history (1940-80) He will choose his team (80 to 06). So far the senior group numbers 47 and from my perspective all input will only enhance the steller contribution Delts have made in academics, leadership, sports. BBRanney '52

Read, H. Roland "Brother Read, Tweedy" '52, posted 1/8/2007

We've moved to West Chatham on Cape Cod. Send sunshine.

Taylor, Lawrence "Brother Taylor" '53, posted 1/8/2007

Ann and I have three children (1 boy, 2 girls) and 10 grandkids -some here in the tidewater area, some in northern Virginia, and some in NW Georgia. I hope all is well with our classmates.

Bartlett, John "Bart" '50, posted 1/8/2007

[photo] (From left to right: Mary Ann Holthaus, Jack and Betty Bartlett, Jackie and Tom Carruth, Nancy and John Young, Ann and Randy Bucey and George Holthaus.) The college held a reunion for the classes of 1945 and 1950 during the last week in April. These special reunions are held for those classes that have passed their 50th and are very nice. Many things are planned, such as a reception by President Nugent in her home, as well as dinners and even lunching with the students and going to a number of classes. 20 members of the Class of 1950 attended, most staying at the lovely Kenyon Inn, a great improvement from days gone by. 5 Chi Delts, along with their wives, attended.

Bartlett, John "Bart" '50, posted 1/8/2007

I wa in Washington, D.C. watching my grandson play lacrosse for Bullis vs. Georgetown Prep. While there I had a great visit with Pete Weaver ?50, reviver of lacrosse at Kenyon. We talked of our total season of 1947 when we went East with a team of mostly Delts to play Navy and Johns Hopkins. As our goalie, getting beaten 13-1 and 13-2 it still hurts! Pete was my business manager when the 17-year locusts hit the hill in 1948 and I ate one between crackers. He got most of the money from the hot ticket sales (locusts are very crunchy).

Bartlett, John "Bart" '50, posted 1/8/2007

Had a very nice visit with Pete Weaver, Captain, Founder and all everything for Lacrosse at Kenyon. We got together at the Bullis-Georgetown Prep game in Washington, where my grandson Grant Hollingsworth is an All Prep Middy for Bullis. Pete has a new book coming out "Smart Medicine" which covers about everything you need to know about prescription drugs, where, how and how much. So he is still at least trying to make a dollar where as arthritis sidelined me 16 years ago and I have not drilled a tooth in anger in all these years. Too bad the recent Kenyon Magazine again left out the 1948 undefeated swimming team from the featured time line of Kenyon Swimming. We are used to being left out it seems. Pete Weaver now lives in Gaitheresburg, MD and I in Sarasota Florida, soon to celebrate with my beloved Betty Mae our 55th wedding anniversary. Thats about it except we will have 2 Freshman grandsons in the Ivy League next Fall, Grant mentioned above at Brown to play Lacrosse and Christopher Noel from Houston at Dartmouth. Heady stuff that. Jack Bartlett