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No Class Correspondent

Posted 9/25/14

We are sad to report that John Brelsford passed away on September 5, 2014.

We are sad to report that Catherine Daws Baylog passed away on September 10, 2014
Posted 10/21/13

We are sad to report that Jim Johnson passed away on June 29.

Posted 10/25/12

Tom Ortwein is an avid football fan and has loved football for 74 years and still remembers his first football game.  He is currently an usher at the University of Notre Dame home games.  He considers it a dream come true!  He lives in Florida but is able to fly to the games.  He also plays in a softball league in Florida.  He still loves coming back to the Lehigh Valley and credits the area for the work-ethic he has today. 

Posted 9/28/12

We are sad to report that Donald Naylor passed away on July 7, 2011.

Posted 6/5/12

We are sad to report that Dr. Champ Randall Storch passed away on May 27, 2012.

Posted 5/11/12

From the Alumni House:
We are sad to report that Joseph H. Windish passed away on April 25, 2012.

Posted 12/19/11

Tom Labert and his wife, Nancy, attended the marriage ceremony of their granddaughter, Julie Anderson ’05, to Steven Shoults, in the Moravian chapel on November 19. Julie is a Moravian graduate and Fulbright scholar , class of 2005.   She is working toward her doctorate after completing her Masters at University of Connecticut.  Steven has relocated from Alaska. They are currently residing off - campus at U.Conn.

Posted 7/1/11

From the Alumni House:
We are sad to report that James M. Behler passed away on June 28, 2011.

Posted 6/8/11

From the Alumni House:
We are sad to announce that Jay K. Jones passed away on February 25, 2011.

From Pauline Ritter Benner:
May 20, Alumni weekend, found seven classmates and their spouses at the Hotel Bethlehem ready to renew friendships.  We gathered at our assigned table ready to “catch up” from five years ago and acknowledge that it’s been 55 years since our graduation from college. 

After teaching geometry for about 40 years, Renee Johnson Dragotta is relaxing in retirement and she and Vince enjoy playing golf and exercising.  Their daughter who lives in the area is also a graduate of Moravian.  Renee called several classmates to remind them of the reunion but some had other commitments over that weekend.  Jim Ovady is back in New Jersey.  He returned after 40 years and attended a high school reunion where he met Carol who now is his wife.  Carol blended in very well with our classmates.  Jim enjoys golf, hunting and fishing.  His message to those who didn’t attend is, “Tell them they missed a good time at the reunion.”

Eleanor Beck Schleicher and husband Henry live in Philadelphia.  She plays tennis regularly and is a very active volunteer.  Many of those hours are spent as a guide at a historic park in their area and since she has been very active in the garden club, she now covers much territory as a judge for flower shows.  Bill Marsh and Helen reside in North Carolina and appreciated the timing of this reunion.  When leaving Bethlehem, they will travel to New Jersey where they will visit with family.  They are looking forward to the birth of a great-grandchild while they are “north”.  Bill was hoping to see Stan Banach, Bob Brennan, Joe Hutsko, Sherwood Gum, Bob Wickheiser and Fred Woitscheck when he came to Bethlehem this weekend, but it was not to be.  He missed those college friends. 

In 1999, Dick Stein and Ruth moved from New Jersey to Florida where they reside in The Villages near Ocala.  A golfer?  Yes, he is as he plays 9 holes, three times a week.  They enjoy the winter months in Florida and spend the summer in Sea Isle City, New Jersey.   Tom Labert and Nancy live in Bethlehem and have three children who are also Moravian grads.  A granddaughter was a Fulbright Scholar from Moravian.  Tom also is a golfer and Nancy is a volunteer at the library.   

Joining us on Saturday for breakfast or lunch were Bev Bell and Marietta Schwartz Banach.  Bev still lives in Allentown—she said she doesn’t like change and isn’t interested in moving.  She still enjoys mowing her lawn and taking care of her three dogs.  Marietta lives in Allentown also, has a daughter who is a judge and a grandson in law school in Boston.  She exercises on a regular basis.  She was accompanied to the luncheon by Jerry Mihalakis, class of ’58.

Dick and I are very much enjoying the retirement community where we have lived for almost six years.  We volunteer for various activities both in the community and at our church.  We both enjoy golf, traveling, and we each have other interests that keep us busy.  Our sons and their families are not too far away and we enjoy the time and experiences we have with them.  Before we left on Saturday, we managed to purchase a Moravian Sugar Cake to take along home.  (They have them in the freezer at the Moravian Book Store on Main Street!)

I recently spoke with Mary Louise Kilpatrick Kohlher and husband Dick on the phone.  They reside in Ladson, South Carolina and are near their daughter Debbie and her family.  They are pleased to be able to take part in the activities of the grandchildren there.  I also heard from Marian Buchman Schwoyer who lives in Arizona.  Although she and Bill enjoy the warmth there in the southwest, they are giving some thought to returning to Pennsylvania.   

Yes, the reunion was a good time.  There was good food, good fellowship, and an interesting and challenging presentation by President Thomforde.  In a very dynamic and positive message, he shared with us the dynamics of college administration.  For news and photos, see the College website. 

 

Posted 2/28/11

From the Alumni House:
We are sad to report that Jay K. Jones passed away on February 25, 2011.

Posted 10/29/10

From the Alumni House:
We regret to report that Rev. Donald W. Wert passed away on October 7, 2010.

Posted 7/6/10

From the Alumni House:

We are very saddened to report that your class correspondent, Robert Gray, passed away on June 12, 2010. If anyone would like to take over as the correspondent please contact Pat Hanna at phanna@moravian.edu or (610)625-7874.

Posted 2/5/10

From the Alumni House:
          We are sad to report that Lois Groman Crook died on January 5, 2010.

Posted 4/20/09

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