Tom Delaney ’58 and his wife Nancy completed their goal of bicycling in each of the 50 states earlier this year. Their next big adventure took place in Europe, where they spent three days in Paris visiting family, followed by a week of bicycling in Germany.
Ted Gross ’62 wrote that he was unable to attend his 55th Reunion this past June due to other family obligations near that date. He extends his best wishes to classmates and friends.
Internationally renowned Hungarian author and artist Balazs Szabo ’63, has been in touch again recently to contribute to the Storm King Fund. His award-winning coffee table book entitled The Eye of the Muse is now on sale at the SKS School Store in Orr Commons with proceeds going to The Storm King Fund.
Balazs is known for his literary and artistic successes amid a colorful and dramatic past. In 1987, the volume won the US Print Design Excellence Award out of over 40,000 US contestants. It continues to be one of the most sought-after art books in the country. According to Balazs: “Now you can give yourself or someone a special signed copy of this treasure and support SKS.”
John Garrett ’63 visited Storm King recently to talk about his career with the AP Economics class. After graduation, Mr. Garrett went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of William and Mary. Following college, he spent seven years in the US Navy where, after completing officer candidate, supply corps, and submarine schools, he served on two Polaris submarines. After he resigned his naval commission as a lieutenant in 1974, Mr. Garrett joined Ferguson Enterprises, a $25 million plumbing distributor, as a sales trainee. During the next three decades, he progressed to the position of regional vice president and senior vice president, and he later joined Ferguson’s Board of Directors in 1991. When he retired in 2006, Ferguson’s sales had grown to the $10 billion mark. In retirement, Mr. Garrett has been active as a director of distribution companies owned by AEA Investors, Berkshire Partners, and Tailwind Capital (all private equity firms), plus Aurify Brands and Cupron. Additionally, he served as chairman of the board of Mary Immaculate Hospital, a nonprofit entity in Newport News, Virginia, where he currently resides.