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Class correspondent:
Jane Smith Ebelhare
805 Buckeye Street; Ft. Collins, CO 80524; jebelhare@comcast.net

Posted 7/1/14

We are sad to report that Priscilla Beatty Tyler passed away on April 25, 2014.

Posted 12/20/13

We are sad to report that Dr. Henry Segatti passed away on December 11, 2013.

Posted 7/30/12

From the Alumni Office:
We are sad to report that Sally Lewis Bartlett passed away on July 1, 2012.

Posted 7/10/12

From the Alumni House:

We are sad to report that Sally Lewis Bartlett passed away on July 1, 2012.

Posted 6/27/12

From the Alumni House:
We are sad to report that Rev. Richard Michel passed away on June 16, 2012.

 

Posted 2/29/12

From the Alumni House:
We are sad to announce that Alice A. Yeager passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2012.

Posted 1/31/12

From the Alumni House:
We regret to announce that Jacqueline Haas Bauder passed away on January 11, 2012.

Posted 12/19/11

From the Alumni Office:

We are sad to report that Dorothy Sypherd Fiore passed away on September 2, 2011.

Posted 8/31/11

From the Alumni House:
We are sad to report that Florence M. Fritts passed away on July 17th.  

Posted 4/27/11

We are sad to report that Carl Wellington Giesler passed away on April 21, 2011.

Posted 10/6/10

From the Alumni House:
          We are sad to announce that Ruth R. Diehl passed away of September 15, 2010.

Posted 9/1/09

From Jane:
Gloria Gately Chipman wrote that she and Frank are happy with their new cottage and with their retirement community in Greenville, N.C.  Gloria has joined a drama group there which performs “little skits” one night a month and she has just finished her first prayer shawl for the medical unit.  She plans to do another shawl for the First Presbyterian Church.  Although they haven’t done any cruising since they moved, they have booked a Caribbean cruise for the end of October.  Gloria had her left knee replaced in early April, and it went well.  By May 19th she was able to get rid of the cane.  She still has checkups with the doctor.

I had a note from Jackie Stout McGiffert.  She seems very happy with her present arrangement, which is comprised of winters in Florida and summers at her home in Missoula, Montana.  Sounds good to me.

Thanks to Jackie Bauder and her e-mail, I received the following news:

Janet Moyer and her husband Dick went to Myrtle Beach, S.C. for a memorial service for one of Dick’s younger brothers.  Despite the sad reason for the trip, they enjoyed Myrtle Beach and being with the family.  Janet also stays in touch with her “Big Sister”, Marie Fehr Goodyear, who lives in a retirement community in Harleysville, PA.

Betty Wachstetter Griffis does a lot of volunteer church work.  After having had all boys in her family and her sister’s family, she now has four female great grandchildren and only one male. 

Lillian Stefko Schaedler also volunteers at her church and has a “special project”.  Every two months a group from her high school class at Liberty High School in Bethlehem meets at a restaurant for lunch.  Lillian and a friend have made the reservations and kept it going for twenty years.

While recently nursing herself through another bout of bronchitis, Jackie who often reads Shakespeare plays for enjoyment, came upon “As You Like It”.  It brought back memories of when she was taking a Shakespeare course at Moravian.  She had been asked to do a singing part in an outdoor production of “As You Like It”.  It staged on the lawn behind South and Main Halls.  As she began her part “a train starting in Freemansburg and rounding Bethlehem began to toot its warning at every one of the nine gates around the town”  and drowned her out completely.  As Jackie said “My one moment of fame was crushed.”

Andy and I haven’t taken any interesting trips recently.  He still has a pronounced limp following that third hip replacement, but things are improving slowly.  We go to cardiac rehab exercise classes two times a week, which seems to be beneficial to us both.  Here’s hoping we can fly in for a reunion one of these years.

Posted 7/17/09

From Jane:

Eleanor Beidelman Kline says that she is melting in Texas, with temperaturesof 90plus to 106 degrees. So she has been sticking close to her air conditioner.She is hoping that it will cool off a little so that she can go to Corpus Christie soonand walk along the beach. She misses the white sand of the east coast.

We have had similar heat here in Colorado with afternoon storms on a dailybasis. Many of them have produced heavy hail. I have had to replant my littleflower bed three times. As usual, most of our time is consumed by doctors'appointments, but I guess that's better than most alternatives.

Posted 6/29/09

From Jane:

Jackie Haas Bauder sent two great emails which included news from other classmates. She had been anticipating one of her luncheon get togethers with Florence Drebert Fritts and husband, Warren, and Janet Moyer Paulus and her husband, Dick, on May 15. However, several days before that she experienced severe leg pains, which were diagnosed as popping discs and necessitated a cat scan and epidural. Although she still planned to go, she then started with bronchitis, which unfortunately made the luncheon impossible for here. Nevertheless, she did gather a considerable amount of news for me.

Jackie Stout McGiffert has been spending her winter basking in the Florida sun. I haven’t heard from her, but there’s no better time to be in Florida.

Dorothy Stump Lied is still active in her retirement community. She has continued with her painting, baking, crafts, and recently she and a friend went on a bus trip to Ohio. Points of interest were the Air Force Museum and the Longaberger Basket Factory. Her holidays are spent with her son, Gary, in Virginia. She has learned to play Mahjong and is trying to interest a group in her community to play it.

Florence Drebert Fritts and her husband, Warren, are busily occupied with their local library lectures and concerts in Lititz, Pennsylvania. Their granddaughter, Allison, is a student at Freedom High School in Bethlehem. She has been studying German and recently was awarded the prize in a contest to visit Germany for two weeks.

Janet Moyer Paulus’ husband, Dick, celebrated his 90th birthday in mid May and was treated with a surprise party thrown by their children. There were 70 relatives in attendance. I had a nice note from Janet thanking me for writing all this stuff.

Beryl Harrison sends Jackie Bauder lots of jokes and appears to be happy in her retirement community. She still plays golf. Jackie supplied this news despite numerous health issues. She has been busy on a lay support committee for the student pastor intern, working for an organization that puts on retreats, named Cursillo. She also has been making purse favors for a mother/daughter tea group, and knitting sweaters for the Guideposts Knit for Kids. She still had a little time left over to do a considerable amount of reading. Jackie describes breaking the doctors’ rules because there was a Mother/Daughter Tea at her church. She describes it in this way. “It’s always been a dream to take my girls to one and time schedules never allowed. Connie and her daughter, Amy, and Rachel, the last great grandchild, were able to come. It was all I ever hoped for.”
Andy and I spend lots of time with doctors’ appointments, but we manage to do all the things that are important. Andy still has a significant limp from the third hip replacement done a year ago, but it’s improving. No, he doesn’t have three hips – he just had the right one replaced twice. Unfortunately, we feel that we are no longer good candidates for the hustle and bustle during the long series of horse shows in the winter in Florida. We miss it and miss seeing many friends, but it’s probably the best idea not to try and do it.

Posted 4/20/09

From Jane:

Eleanor Beidelman Kline wrote that it still seemed like summer in Katy, Texas, even though it was early November.  She was still happily wearing shorts in the 80-degree temperature. Her home is only 50 miles north of Galveston, and Hurricane Ike hit them very hard with 95-mile-per-hour winds. Eleanor had only minor damage from tree limbs, but her daughter lost her roof. People in Houston were without electricity for three weeks, and many accidents were caused due to lack of traffic lights. So Eleanor considers herself fortunate. She looks forward to a visit from her cousin for Christmas.

Gloria Gately Chipman and husband, Frank, have settled into their new cottage in Greenville, North Carolina. They are quite happy with it and from Gloria’s description it seems quite spacious. They have two bedrooms, two and one half bathrooms, a living room, and “Carolina Room,” a kitchen with breakfast area, and a two-car garage. Meal plans can be arranged to your satisfaction and are served in the main dining room. A housekeeper comes once a week and yard and shrubbery are cared for. Gloria thinks there are thirty-seven cottages with space for twelve more, the maximum number management wants to have. It sounds great, and what is more important, they seem very pleased with it. Gloria says their traveling abroad days “have probably come to an end.” After their last trip to Great Britain two years ago, they decided they probably would not go abroad again. Travel in the States and Caribbean still is a possibility, however.

I had a very nice letter from Dottie Stump Lied in which she expressed her relief that Election Day had come and gone. Her September and October were very busy with trips to Richmond, Virginia; Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, for a senior adult conference; and Niagara Falls. Dottie is now preparing for family celebrations, plays, musical programs, a tea, and special dinners. All sounds pretty busy to me.

Janet Moyer Paulus says that she and Dick are “still able to be about,” and I join her in thinking that this is a very good thing. She too is happy that elections are over and hopes that “worthy, meaningful changes will come together in good will to all.” She sends greetings to our classmates.

Andy and I have been going through a long stretch of recuperation. He had his third hip replacement last April. No, he doesn’t have three hips—this is the second replacement of his right hip, and it was a more complicated surgery with a lengthy recovery. Thankfully, he is doing well and needs only a cane, which soon will be unnecessary. We are no longer going to Florida in the winter to work at the series of horse shows that we helped to manage for many years. It was a hard decision to make, but we think it was the right one as far as our health is concerned. We do miss it, however. We had a beautiful fall here and are hoping the winter will be as nice.