1958

Class correspondent:
Daneen Jones Phelps
phelps_dani@yahoo.com

 

Posted 7/30/14

We are sad to report that Michael Ripic passed away on July 2, 2014.

Posted 12-3-13

We are sad to report that Merritt C. Pearson passed away on November 20, 2013.

Posted 10/31/13

We are sad to report that Andrew Rexroth passed away on October 5.

Posted 9/27/13

We are sad to report that Donald Hunsinger passed away on August 22.
I attended Alumni Weekend last May with some classmates from the Class of 58. I asked them to write down what's going on with them at this point in their lives, and this is what they said.

For Norman Prochnau, 2012 and 2013 has been and continues to be years of anniversaries.
He celebrated his 50th ordination anniversary and 50th seminary reunion in 2012. He also completed 50 years 6 months of ministry in the Moravian Church on December 31, 2012.
He and Maria celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 13. The first church, Palmyra Moravian in Cinnaminson, N.J., celebrated its 150th anniversary in May; his first year as pastor there was its 100th anniversary. Although Norm is retired, he continues to sing in the Central Moravian Church Choir, the Moravian United Chorale, and the Tuesday Singers with Dick and Monica Schantz. He and Maria also enjoy visiting their two sons and their families. They have 3 grandsons and 1 granddaughter.

Sy Hirsch plays tennis twice a week and has had a newsletter on the Internet rent since 1999. It's called Syman Says and you can subscribe by e-mailing Sy at SYMANSAYS@rcn.com

Al Apple spent 30 years in the computer industry in sales and marketing management, and then had a 20 year career in the investment business. He and Pat recently sold their residence of nearly 40 years and moved into a senior adult community in North Wales, Pa. Al spends his spare time with grandchildren activities, following Phillies baseball, and attending cultural events and traveling with Pat.

Dick and Jane Adams Gottwald have moved back to Bethlehem after enjoying living in Maryland. Jane says that they are enjoying the proximity to college programs, events, and concerts, which showcase talented students.

Jerry Keyock was part of the Alumni Weekend Committee, but he couldn't attend himself because he and his family were going to Bermuda by way of the largest cruise ship of the Norwegian line, Breakaway, who had her maiden voyage just a week before this trip. They were celebrating their son's 50th birthday.

Jack Finelli made a surprise appearance at the weekend. He and Elaine had celebrated their 50th anniversary by taking a cruise to Hawaii earlier in the year and had e-mailed that they would not be at the event, so I was very pleasantly surprised to see Jack on Saturday. He and Elaine are enjoying the good life in Florida. They do get back home to see their family a couple of times a year.

I have retired (for a second time) and am enjoying playing a lot of golf this summer. I'm still trying to figure out what I'll do when the weather turns colder, but I'm sure I'll find something to do. I do bowl in the winter, but that's only once a week. I have 8 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and one on the way, and they keep me pretty busy.

Please email me at phelps_dani@yahoo.com or write to me at the above address and tell us what's happening in your lives.

Posted 6/24/13

We are sad to report that Roy Goshorn passed away on June 7, 2013.

Posted 5/21/13

Jack and Elaine Finelli recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on January 26.  They celebrated with a Cruise to Hawaii.

Posted 4/2/13

From the Alumni Office:

We are sad to report that Charles Gunkle passed away on May 2, 2012.
Posted 3/11/13

Daneen Jones Phelps; phelps_dani@yahoo.com 

Posted 12/4/12

We are sad to report that Richard J. Berner passed away on November 28, 2012.

Posted 10/25/12

From the Alumni Office:

We are sad to report that Dolores Durner Sopko passed away on October 5.
Posted 9/7/12

We are sad to report that Dr. Paul R. Baltzer passed away on August 15, 2012

Posted 5/11/12

From the Alumni House:

We are sad to report that Ronald A. Cziraky passed away on Friday, September 9, 2011 and
Nicholas “G” Pippis  passed away August 27th, 2011.

From the Alumni House:
Joseph Guman was recently inducted into the Lehigh Valley Chapter of National Football Foundation Hall of Fame.  Guman was the team captain at Allentown Central Catholic High School, and was an honorable mention Pennsylvania All State Team selection in 1953.  He continued playing at the University of Richmond, and at Moravian, where he lettered all three football seasons.  Guman continued his football career as an assistant coach at Hellertown High School, then at William Allen High School in Allentown.  He served as head coach at Salisbury High school.  He completed his coaching career at Moravian from 1974 to 1981.  Joe and his wife Virginia reside in Bethlehem, and their son Gregory is a PGA Club Professional in Wilmington, N.C. 

Posted 8/31/11

From the Alumni House:
We are sad to announce that Nicholas G. Pippis, 75, of Bethlehem and Center Valley, died on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at home.

Posted 11/30/10

From the Alumni House:
We are sorry to announce that Rev. James A. Beil passed away on Saturday, October 23, 2010.

Posted 10/6/10

From the Alumni House:
          We are sad to announce that Joseph Rogalewicz passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2010.

Posted 5/4/10

From the Alumni House:
          Michael J. Gallagher received the Young Accountant Alumni Award on April 26, 2010, he was one of three outstanding students that the Accounting Club at Moravian College honored. Gallagher has been a certified public accountant since 1962 and is now a partner with ParenteBeard, LLP

Posted 3/4/10

From the Alumni House:
          Moravian Pastor, and Seminary alumnus Vernon Nelson was hit, and killed by a car while walking to a lecture at Moravian College. The Moravian community mourns his loss.

Posted 4/20/09

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