1952

Class correspondent:
Mary T. Pongracz
321 W. Fourth Street; Bethlehem, PA 18015

Posted 5/3/14

We are sad to report that Doris Thierolf Paine passed away on April, 17, 2014.

Posted 3/31/14

Kathryn Horwath Hartman writes that she and Ray have been very blessed.  Christmas 2013 was their 59th Christmas together.  Kathy taught middle school for 29 years.  Ray was privileged to serve as a pastor, preacher and councilor.  They are quite proud of their two sons, Gregg and Kirk and their families.  Grandson Ben will graduate from high school and head for college.  Matti is a sophomore in high school.  Harriet graduated from Amherst last June and works in NYC.  Granddaughters Julie and Regina are still in high school.  Kathy wishes all a happy and healthy New Year.
Frances Webber Horton writes that she has had a very busy 2013.  Her year included trips to the Outer Banks, Seattle, and a cruise from Baltimore to Bermuda.  They continue their Philadelphia Orchestra subscription.

Posted 2/11/14

We are sad to report that Rev. Victor Vogel passed away on December 6, 2013.

Posted 8/20/13

We are said to report that Arthur Freeman passed away on December 4, 2013.

Posted 8/8/13

We are sad to report that Rev. Otto Dreydoppel, Sr. passed away on July 13, 2013.

Posted 5/21/13

We are sad to report that Kenneth D. Shuffelbottom passed away on April 15.

Posted 4/2/13

Joseph Christ and his wife Elisabeth are in their 26th year of teaching adult evening classes in conversational German at Pennridge Senior High School in Bucks County. 
From the Alumni Office:

We are sad to report that Robert Sheriff passed away on March 15.  His wife Beatrice was a member of the class of 1948.  His two sons are also Moravian graduates, John ’78 and Bron ’80.
Posted 3/11/13

Mary T. Pongracz; 321 W. Fourth St.; Bethlehem, PA 18015

From the Alumni Office:

We are sad to report that Russell Harlan Ebald passed away on February 13, 2012.

Posted 2/5/13

We are sad to report that Verna Lunglhofer Cowin passed away on January 10.

Posted 10/25/12

From the Alumni Office:
We are sad to report that F. Barry Stipp passed away on May 13.
Dr. Frank J. Kessler is a retired Nazareth physician.  He served as a Captain in the United States Army Medical Corps.  He maintained a family practice for 30 years and was a dedicated physician to the Nazareth Area School District.  Do to his accomplishments; he has been selected to the Nazareth Blue Eagle Education Foundation Wall of Fame.
Mary Pongracz writes “Yes, we have news!  Martha Marossy Collins is retired and busier than ever.  She has six children, seven great children and three great grandchildren to enjoy.  Her love and interest in music continue to be a major part of her life.  Martha sends “hello and best wishes to all!”  Dolores Pfeffer Wolfe continues to work on the subsistence farm with her son Jeff, and his wife Dori.  They are concerned with climate, global economics and the like.  She ended her letter with, “Bless my computer.”  Evelyn Buss Conover is moving to Virginia to be closer to her daughter Jean, a nurse who helps people with their medical bills!  Her other children keep using their talents as well!  Oh and her computer is great!  Jeannette Rhoads Nesbit lives near St. Louis, near one of her six children.  Her other children live in California, Colorado, Ohio and Kentucky.  She has eleven grandchildren.  Jeanette had major surgery in March.  She continues her love of music and the arts by enjoying what St. Louis offers for its residents.  You can see Martha and Jeanette are still best MCW friends.  Zora Martin Felton went on vacation during the reunion activities.  That a gal!”

Posted 9/28/12

We are sad to report that John “Lefty” Seifert passed away on April 26, 2012.

Posted 7/10/12

From the Alumni House:

We are sad to report that David Gower passed away on June 30, 2012.

Posted 5/11/12

From the Alumni House:
We are sad to report that Paul J. Calvo passed away on March 31, 2012.

Ruth Treut Schlecht writes:
I am sorry that I will not be attending our 60th reunion (the 50th was wonderful) but I send my greetings to all of you and I look forward to reading the class notes.

Posted 2/29/12

From the Alumni House:
We are sad to announce that Roy J. Ludwick passed away on February 22, 2012.

Posted 1/31/12

From the Alumni House:
We regret to announce that Robert W. Gordon passed away on January 3, 2012.

Posted 12/14/11

We are sad to report that the class of 1952 men lost two of their members recently. Charles Konkolics died on December 11 and Robert  Kaster, Sr. passed away on Tuesday, August 2, which was his 83rd birthday.

Posted 8/1/11

We are sad to announce that  Joan Webster Schaub died on October 12, 2010.

Posted 6/8/11

From the Alumni House:
We are sad to announce that Kermit Shook passed away on May 30, 2011.

Posted 2/28/11

From Mary:
I hope the groundhog was right! An early spring! 
Kathy Horwath Hartman and husband Ray recently relocated to New Hampshire! Kathy no longer has to rake leaves.
Fran Webber Horton and husband Rod hosted their annual Christmas open house, “Cookies and Carols.” They had special music by a harpist and a violinist.  In March, Fran will direct a concert version of Godspell at church.
Dolores Pfeffer Wolfe and husband Fred are great-grandparents.  Congratulations!  He is Fred Wolfe VIII.  Both are active in their community.  Fred is an elected justice of the peace; Dolores is a volunteer for Safeline (domestic abuse) network.  Young at heart must be their motto!

Posted 3/31/10

From Mary:  

Zora Martin Felton continues as a volunteer at the Anacosta Museum, Washington D.C.  Imagine that, after her retirement 15 years ago!  She also enjoyed the holidays in Costa Maya, Mexico.  The cuisine and culture were most enjoyable.  Our 60th is fast approaching.  Plan on being here!

Posted 3/4/10

From Mary:  
          Fran Webber Horton’s annual listing of events left me breathless.  One of the highlights was a cruise on the Danube River from Nuremberg to Budapest.  Oddly enough, she saw an exhibit of Joseph Turner, British landscape painter, in Budapest.  Secret! Rod and Fran will be soon be celebrating their 50th anniversary.  That is a special milestone in today’s world.

Posted 2/5/10

Mary writes “Dr. Verna Lunglhofer Cowin and husband Paul were honored by the Society of Pennsylvania Archeology in May, 2009. They received a lifetime achievement award for their work. Verna is a past president and Paul is the treasurer. Verna is also a member of the Board of Directors.

Posted 10/5/09

From Mary:


Verna Lunglhofer Cowin and Paul were snowbirds this winter. They flew to South Carolina for late January and through February. Paul sadly did have a short bout in the hospital during that time.
Zora Martin Felton was in Bethlehem in September. We caught up about our college days. Zora and her friend were my guests on a “Cook’s Tour” of Bethlehem. Zora was amazed at all the new development, especially the HILL.

From the Alumni House:

Kathryn Horwath Hartman ’52 writes: “I was privileged to represent Moravian at the Inauguration of the 17th President of Dartmouth College, Dr. Jim Jong Kim in Sept, representing the colonial colleges, Moravian was the sixth oldest -1742. So I marched in the first line of the processional in the company of representatives of Harvard, William and Mary, Yale, Penn, and Princeton. There were more than 350 scholars, professors, and representatives from other colleges and universities. The new president has an unusual background. He is the first Asiann American to be president of an Ivy League College. Dr. Kim was a cofounder of Partners in Health along with Dr. Paul Farmer. They worked together helping to provide medical treatment to the underserved populations worldwide. In his inaugural address to the student body, Dr. Kim listed four goals: find your passion, be persistent in achieving mastery, pursue knowledge in the way that works for you, and embrace the planet's problems. The 5000 people on the Dartmouth Green enthusiastically accepted the new president. I too was caught in the spirit of the occasion.”

 

Posted 6/29/09

One of our own, Zora Martin Felton was honored at the 64th Annual Bethlehem NAACP Banquet on February 15th. Zora was the first African-American graduate of Moravian College.

Moravian College was represented by several members of the staff at the dinner. I was privileged to be there, also. Zora was the first recipient of the Haupert Humanitarian Award in 1982. She was also honored with the Comenius Award in 1991.

MCW is near and very dear to Zora. She asked to be remembered by you and extends her best wishes to the alumnae!

If you’ve not been to South Campus lately, the new buildings are nearing completion. We’re growing.