The oldest graduates in
line on the afternoon of Commencement day 1998 were Marion Coppelman Epstein '24, of Boston, and Jay I. Moskow '20, of Waban, Massachusetts.
The Senior Members
At 102, Harvard College's oldest living alumnus, Jay I. Moskow '20, enjoyed the honors due seniority at Commencement. Radcliffe's senior alumna present, for the second year in a row, was Marion Coppelman Epstein '24. Besides Moskow, the Colleges' oldest living alumni are Frances Mary Connolly '18, 103, of Chelsea, Mass.; Elizabeth Maxwell Sabin '17, 103, of Hingham, Mass.; Dorothy Summers Green '17, 102, of Lexington, Mass.; E. Pollak-Ottendorff '21, 102, of Bronx, N.Y.; Ralph E. Allen '20, 102, of Des Moines, Wash.; Irene M. Parker '19, 102, of Jamaica Plain, Mass.; Darwin E. Gardner '20, 101, of Winchester, Mass.; Dorothy Reader Maevers '19, 101, of Glyndon, Md.; Charles Hartshorne '21, 101, of Austin, Tex.; Troy Combs '22, 100, of St. Louis; and Charles A. Purinton '20, 100, of Boxford, Mass.
Among those missed on June 4 was Philip L. Carret '17, who led last year's alumni procession, but died May 28. (An obituary will appear in our next issue.) The New York Times reported that, barely two weeks earlier, Carret had written his friend John F. Cogan Jr. '49, J.D. '52, "I am confined to quarters and feasting on antibiotics, but this phase will soon be over and I shall lunge vigorously into the alien world of exercise, for I am determined to be in Cambridge for commencement day."