An avid skier, he had been a trustee of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard
Association since 1998. USSA President Bill Marolt said Mr. Biondi’s
leadership was crucial in the resurgence of the New York Ski and
Snowboard Ball. The event raises over $1 million each year to support
USSA ’s young athletes. In February 2006, Mr. Biondi presented a wellreceived
lecture as part of a series sponsored by the Institute for Law
and Economics. Mr. Biondi counseled students to take risks in their
careers, comparing successful gambles to “riding in a sports car with
the top down.” He is survived by his wife Cynthia; four sons, Michael
Jr., James, William, and Cameron; and two brothers, Frank and Robert.
John “Doug ” Cummings, L’57, died in Charlestown,
Mass., on December 25, 2006. Mr. Cummings was a World War II
veteran and a member of the Friends of the Charlestown Library. He is
survived by his brother, James; two sons, Barry and Jack; a daughter,
Emily; grandson, Henry; and several nieces and nephews.