Class Notes

Mark M. Rawlins marked his 44th year living in Denmark. His twin daughters have earned their Master's degrees. He also recently married Sangruethai Kavilo, a native of Thailand whom he met in Hong Kong.

Frederick D. Hunt, Jr. is retired and trying to be a boat guru in his home near Annapolis, MD. He spends a lot of time devoted to the new concept of "grandnannying" for his two grandchildren, ages three and one.

W. Terrell Wilson and his family recently moved from Atlanta back to Richmond, VA.

James Douglas and his wife Abigail recently welcomed their second child, daughter Charlotte Elizabeth on July 5, 2018, joining two-year old big brother Oliver James. In August 2018, he was appointed Director of Music at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church and Day School, Annapolis, MD. One of the largest parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, he serves as parish organist and oversees a vibrant and growing music program consisting of two adult choirs, two youth choirs, a contemporary band, and a string ensemble.

Matt Meany and his wife Kelly welcomed a baby girl, Mary Kathleen Meany, on February 28, 2017. She joins big brother Colin.

Millie McKeachie married Louis Gregory Smith on August 5, 2018 at St. Luke's Chapel in Charleston, SC.

Sid Huguenin, IV and his wife Lauren welcomed a baby girl, Emma Dorothy Huguenin, on August 20, 2018.

Michael DiGirolamo recently finished a residency in Pediatrics at Advocate Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn, IL.  He and his wife Ursula moved to Richmond, VA, where he is completing a fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology for the next three years.

Marissa Kmonicek and her husband Patrick Illig welcomed a baby boy, David Joseph Illig, on October 3, 2018.

Benjamin P. Winikoff and his wife Holley welcomed a baby girl named Lindley Rose Winikoff on September 30, 2018.

Serenity A. (Miller) Forjoe graduated from the University of Maryland Clark School of Engineering in May 2018.

Conor Abeles graduated from Emerson College in May with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Studies. He lives in Los Angeles and is currently employed by Sunset Tower Hotel.  He and his band (CAB ELLIS) have played shows around LA, including The Viper Room, Sassafras, The Mint, and Whiskey A Go Go. 

Nathan A. Trail graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics and a minor in Russian Studies in May 2018. In September, he began his Master of Science in International Relations at The London School of Economics and Political Science in London, England.

Tyler Grochot wrapped up a fantastic freshman season at quarterback for the St. Lawrence University Saints. He set single-game records for passing and all-purpose yards against Norwich, was named the Liberty League Offensive Player of the Week (Nov. 5), and was twice named the Liberty League Rookie of the Week (Sept. 10 and 24).

Mr. Steve Lachut (Dean of Students) married Ms. Molly Goolman (History Teacher) on campus over fall long weekend on Saturday, October 13.  The ceremony was officiated by Father Dunnan with many of the SJS family in attendance. 

Lachut wedding

In Memoriam

Paul H. Knetsche '59 passed away on April 12, 2018 in South Carolina. He was a long-time donor to the School, and supported both the Annual Fund and the ’59-’60 House project. Paul is survived by two sons, Chris and Roddy, and three grandchildren.

Carole Warfield Michael, wife of Charles "Archie" Michael '60, passed away on September 12, 2018 in Lititz, PA. Carole is survived by her husband, her sons, Charles “Mike” (partner Nidhi Dobosh), Timothy (spouse Tori), and Todd (spouse Megan), her brother Thomas Neff (spouse Cheryl), and six beloved grandchildren. 

William G. Howze '64 passed away on October 4, 2018 in Texas. Bill served in the Army and Army National Guard for more than 20 years.  He is survived by his sons, William Logan and Evan Gray.

Roland Funk, father of Barbara Funk Dolson '84, passed away on August 5, 2018 in Hagerstown, MD. He is survived by Barbara and her husband Richard R. Dolson, grandchildren Nancy and Richard Dolson, long-time companion Sandra L. Ridenour, and four brothers.

Phyllis Townsend, mother of Juliette Townsend Braman '95, passed away on November 15, 2018.

Stockton Newbold Smith
Former Saint James Parent and Trustee

Stockton "Stocky" Smith passed away in his Villanova, PA home surrounded by his family on August 19, 2018, at the age of 64.

Stocky had two sons graduate from Saint James: Alexander '06 and William '10. Since that time, he has been a generous supporter of the School and served on the SJS Board of Trustees.

A graduate of Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, MA; The Hill School in Pottstown, PA; and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA with a degree in aeronautical engineering, Stocky began his career as an aviator in the United States Navy.

Ultimately rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander, he attended the prestigious Navy Fighter Weapons School (popularly known as TOPGUN) in San Diego, CA, served aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Nimitz, and piloted the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk and the Grumman F-14 Tomcat.
He closed out his military service with a stint in the United States Naval Reserve, concurrently with civilian duties as First Officer aboard the McDonnell Douglas MD-80, for American Airlines. Mr. Smith concluded his flying career as the CEO of Atlantic Aviation, a private flight services firm in Delaware founded by his grandfather, Henry B. duPont.

A lifelong avid yachtsman, the Pennsylvania native skippered his 44-foot sloop Weather Gauge to victory in numerous East Coast races - primarily centered around his family’s summer haven of Mount Desert Island, ME - and, in his youth, accompanied his late father E. Newbold Smith on the latter’s yacht Reindeer to the far reaches of the Arctic, setting a world record for northernmost journey by private sailboat.

Stocky is survived by his wife Priscilla H. Smith; elder sister Eleuthera Grassi; younger brother Henry B. Smith; sons Michael, Alexander '06, and William '10; his sister-in-law Andrea D. Smith (widow of his late brother Lewis duPont Smith); his stepchildren Philippa K. Eindhoven and P. Augustus Klipstein; and numerous nephews and nieces.

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