As I prepare to attend Founder’s Day at Moravian on May 17, I am reminded of one of my friends who was a loyal and proud alumna, Carmella Carrescia. Carmella passed away on September 20 in her hometown of Roseto, PA. Carmella graduated from Moravian with a B.S.in Elementary Education and received a Masters in Education in 1964 from Lehigh University. Carmella taught fifth grade at the Stockertown Middle School and was a Reading Specialist for the Nazareth School District for 32 years retiring in 1989. Carmella assumed leadership positions in many education organizations and senior citizen groups. She volunteered her time and skills at the Bangor Public Library and at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School Library. Carmella always had time for her relatives and friends, meeting regularly at Moravian for Alumni weekends and Christmas vespers. I remember Carmella’s wonderful sense of humor and positive outlook on life. I still have a collection of emails that Carmella sent to me on a regular basis. I saved the ones that made me laugh out loud, in addition to those with inspirational messages. Carmella was a very special member of the Class of 1957.
Ruth Salabsky Cornwell ’58 and her husband Bill Cornwell have had baseball season tickets at North Carolina State for the past five years. This year is special because they get to watch Joe Keglovits’s ’59 grandson pitch for NC State.
From the Alumni Office:
We are sad to report that Richard Holland passed away on March 16.
We are sad to report that Mary Jane Barron Wagner passed away on March 13.
Pearl Stein; email@example.com
We are sad to report that Donald A. (Deacon) Seyfried passed away on December 12, 2012
From the Alumni Office:
We are sad to report that Donald Wallace Cunfer passed away on October 21.
We are sad to report that Carmella J. Carrescia passed away on September 20, 2012.
We are sad to report that Dr. Rocco Paul Fresoli passed away on July 21, 2012.
The Reunion Committee will meet on Monday, March 5,2012. Make plans to attend our Reunion on May 18 and 19, 2012. If you wish to contact Pear by email, please note that the above address is updated.
From the Alumni House:We regret to announce that Wilma Moser-Fratzinger passed away on January 2, 2012
Circle the dates: May 18 and 19, 2012 for our 55th class reunion! Alumni Weekend is scheduled for that Friday and Saturday. Friday will incorporate all the activities of Founder's Day plus afternoon and evening gatherings that are sure to please everyone. Saturday will begin with the 55+ breakfast. Tours and learning opportunities are included. Our Alumni Weekend committee has met twice to plan a weekend to remember. Our class theme is "Retired but Inspired". We want your input. What have you been doing since retirement? Perhaps you've had a second career, or have been indulging in a hobby that captures your interest. It has been 55 years since graduating from Moravian College. Share your ideas by emailing me and plan now to be at Moravian in May.
From the Alumni House:We regret to announce that Nicholas Busalas died on December 3.
Pat Helfrich and the entire reunion committee met and discussed plans for their 55th Reunion this spring. They are excited about scheduling activities that will appeal to our great class, the Class of 1957! Please contact any of the members with your ideas and/or concerns. The reunion committee members are: Carl Ackerman, Shirley Kunsman Bilheimer, Don Bortz, Irene Breslin Genther, Jerry Potter, Gordon Sommers, Pearl Stein, John Suback and George Toth. Our first meeting was held on September 28. The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, December 2, 2011. Our mini reunion, Dinner and Vespers will be that evening. I will look for you at that time. Pearl Stein
We are sad to report that Rev. Gwyned Williams passed away on April 12, 2011.
It has been a long time since I have written. This past Friday, April 29, I enjoyed being a part of Founder's Day honoring the beginning of the Moravian Seminary and College for Women. It was a special time to renew friendships over tea/coffee and Moravian sugar cake, to share in the Love Feast in the Chapel, to listen to the beautiful voices of the women in the Moravian Choir who entertained us on their last day of classes, to be inspired anew by the message and mission of Moravian College. We enjoyed a lovely lunch, sharing experiences with administrators, alumnae, and current students. I want to personally thank the committee that planned such a special day at Moravian."
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