Elizabeth “Liz” Bastian Chapin
Barb Koiro Daye and family are all doing well. She and husband Mike, their 2 children, Mike and Eliza, and 3 grandchildren all live in Frederick! Barb is still recovering from shoulder surgery in October 2018. Husband Mike retired in June after 30 years with the Frederick County BOE. Not only is he a house husband, but he has been a good nurse to not so good patient Barb! The two travel quite a bit and look forward to their next adventure-a Panama Canal trip in December! 2018 was a busy year professionally for Bambi Maitland Grundwerg! She finally “retired” from a globe-trotting IBM role after 21 years and settled into what she hopes will be her last job as a product marketing leader with a local central NJ software company. And just to keep things interesting, she and her husband built a big tennis center on the Jersey Shore with a number of other investors — literally from the ground up. It’s been open since August and they are looking forward to a winter full of good “indoor tennis” weather. Also in August, Bambi was lucky to spend an afternoon in the Finger Lakes (NY) with Anne Connal Biron, Barb Jamison Berman, her husband Marc and daughter Jamie. It was so good to reconnect! Joy Miller Beveridge continues to get together with Liz Bastian Chapin throughout the year and with Elizabeth “Baz” Lepatourel Powell ’50 on Labor Day. Her new ‘grand-joy’ Annabeth Lee joined Lydia James in Arizona, daughters of Danny and Tricia Beveridge. Kendall remains in San Francisco and employed by Facebook. Don continues to enjoy retirement and the expansion of his outdoor veggie and flower gardens, and his indoor azalea and rhododendron grow room. Joy is still at the Frederick National Lab (17 years and counting) and facilitates the collaboration between the Lab and Hood – summer plans include an intern in quantitative science at the Lab, and a scientific symposium on imaging in cancer biology at Hood. Joy enjoys her continued connection with Hood by serving on the Alumni Executive Board and the Board of Associates… hoping to see more alums participating in volunteer opportunities and community events! Sad news of the passing of dear family friend Elizabeth LePatourel Powel ’50 in January 2019. The close friendship formed at Hood between “Baz” and my mother, Mary Hendershot Bastian ’50 continued through the years and passed through generations. “Baz” as she was called was also affectionately known as “Granny P” to my children and many others. Our annual Labor day weekend gatherings included many Hood friends, F&M friends and extended friends and family. She is reunited with the Hood gals now! Liz Bastian Chapin just celebrated with Gretchen Steinmetz Keith for her birthday! Both live in Reading, PA so they get together fairly regularly! She continues to work long hours at the local AAA as a travel consultant. Had a terrific trip to Cuba in September 2018 and looks forward to some new adventures in 2019! Hoping to make some home renovations in the New Year as well. Later in January Liz, along with Carol Eisenberg Miller ’64 and some other Hood alumni in the Reading area plan to cheer on the Blazers when they play Albright and Alvernia in basketball! Always appreciate hearing from you! Take care – Liz Bastian Chapin.