Like many others, I too would like to thank all involved in organizing and pulling off such a great event. It was my first attendance and well worth the time and expense (likewise for the Skokie gathering the night before)!
I've noted, both at the reunion and on this site's "In Memory" page, the name of James D. (Jim) Ward—a childhood friend and ex-neighbor of mine. He settled in Santa Monica, CA near his parents, and my wife & I received annual Christmas cards from him until about 3-4 years ago. Might anyone have info on his death (cause, date, etc)?