1969

Class correspondent:

Tim Tedesco
tatsrr@aol.com

Posted 5/30/14

We are sad to report that Susan Scott Brobston passed away on April 8, 2014.

Posted 3/31/14

We are sad to report that Charles J. Horwath passed away on March 1, 2014.

Posted 2/11/14

Hello Everyone:
Rick Subber writes that 2014 will be great for Barb and Rick.  They plan to move to Massachusetts in the spring to be close to their son and three grandchildren.

Jeannie Taccarino Guaraldo writes, while snowed in, about her trip this past summer to Europe.  Jeannie spent the month visiting Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Switzerland, and the south of France.  She had a wonderful time visiting friends and family.  Jeannie enjoys visiting Italy every chance she gets.

Jeannie just got back from New Jersey where she celebrated with family the 100 birthday of her Aunt Mary.  Aunt Mary is in great shape.  Jeannie hopes she has inherited Mary’s genes.

Jeannie writes that life in Chicago has been a real education.  She is amazed at the level of questionable politics.  Jeannie has become more political – writing letters, making phone calls, becoming an election judge and more.

Jeannie and Connie Stirling Hodson are looking forward to seeing Linda Evans Shotkus and Dana Burt Donaldson in Chicago this spring.  She says it will be really great to get together as the ladies always have a good time.

Art Sheninger writes that Jean’s ’71 mom passed away as well as his sister Marn.  They will both be missed.  Jean and Art’s son, Bob, will marry his girlfriend, Lauren, on April 12th in Houston, Tx.  Art and Jean’s son, Eric, Principal of New Milford High School, continues to travel all over the county speaking about the use of technology in schools.  Eric was featured on the cover of USA Magazine Sunday Edition.

In September, Jean and Art enjoyed a trip with friends to Scotland and Ireland.

Bertie Francis Knisely writes that our 45th Reunion is coming up.  The Class of 1969 will celebrate our 45th reunion during Homecoming 2014.  This year’s Homecoming date is Friday and Saturday, October 17 & 18.  Please note that this is in place of our traditional spring reunion we have had in the past.

Bertie is recruiting committee members.  If you are interested in helping to plan our reunion, please email her at bertiek@moravian.edu.

And finally I write that our son, Roger, and his wife Martha are expecting a baby girl in March.  They live in NYC.  Roger just became a Director at Credit Swisse and Martha is Dean of Students at Buckley.

Janet ’72 and I recently attended a jazz performance given by Grover Kemble ’70 and his band ZA-ZU-ZAZ at Maxfields on Main in Boonton, Nj.  If you get a chence it would be worth your while to see Grover in concert.

I recently reconnected with Neil K. Stocker, one of my old roommates.  Neil lives in NYC.  He is a wine consultant, band and record producer, DJ, does standup comedy, and is President of the House of Living Music.  You can reach him at: www.independentpalate.com or www.djwindowpane.com

Happy New Year!
Tim

Posted 10/31/13

We are sad to report that Pamela Demetrales passed away on October 20, 2013.

Posted 7/31/13

Rick Subber writes that he and his wife, Barbara, are expecting their third grandchild in December. Rick and Barbara have a 3 year old granddaughter and a one year old grandson.
Nancy Glassmoyer Brittingham writes that while she and her husband traveled to Prince Edward Island stopping for the night in St. Andrew, they went to dinner and ran into Dana Burt Donaldson.
Rob Stage passed away on June 9, 2013.  Rob battled cancer for 8 months.  There are two featured articles on his passing.  The Post Gazette of June 13 and the Pittsburgh Tribune of June 11.
Tim writes that he and his wife Janet Evans Tedesco ’72 continue to take care of their granddaughter during the work week.  Tim is also busy with finishing up several watercolor paintings that he hopes to exhibit at the Harford Fair in Harford, Pa. this summer.

Posted 6/24/13

We are sad to report that Bob Stage passed away on June 9, 2013.

Posted 5/21/13

We are sad to report that Robert Hammond passed away on April 22, 2013.

Posted 12/4/12

Tim Writes:
Dr. Dave Saltzer writes that he has just turned 65!  Happy Birthday, Dave! Dave has retired from his Psychology practice. Penn State wants Dave to stay on teaching courses through 2013.His children and grandchildren are all doing well. Last week Noel DeSousa paid a visit to Dave and the boys did some serious guitar jamming. Dave was sure glad to see Noel.
Dave was hoping to meet some of the old SPO frat brothers to tailgate at the Moravian football game. That is if Dave can get a cord of wood stacked first.
Dave laments that Hurricane Sandy knocked out his power and phone in Bethlehem for four days. Dave’s children also lost power for several days. He says his son, Dave, a Bethlehem firefighter, had more work to do due to the storm. Dave’s son-in-law, a member of the Bethlehem Police mounted patrol is out with back surgery for a few more weeks. Other than that, Dave’s family survived the storm.
Eric Ruskoski writes that he retired in January. He had planned at that time to put some news together, but somehow got distracted. We can all relate to that. Eric “promises” to get some news together this winter and encourages more classmates to write in. On November 9, 2012 Eric had the honor of introducing Bill Marsh ’56 as the 2012 recipient of the Robert M. Herbstman Award at Moravian. The Herbstman award recognizes an alumnus whose quality of teamwork, leadership and selflessness exemplify the spirit of Moravian College athletics. Bill Marsh played four years of varsity football (quarterback) and baseball. As team captain in his senior year, Bill’s team lost only one game and narrowly missed playing in the Tangerine Bowl. Bill Marsh was Eric’s high school football coach and introduced Eric to Moravian by driving him up to the college one Sunday afternoon to meet Coach Calvo and Dean of Students Sam Kilpatrick. Bill was a teacher, coach, and educator who helped mold the character of Eric and many athletes like him into some of today’s leaders. Bill and Eric are both outstanding ambassadors for Moravian College.
Classmates, keep writing me with your news. Happy Holidays! Have a Merry Christmas and a healthy, Happy New Year.
Sincerely,
Tim

Posted 10/17/12

Elizabeth Riley Bell has just had a book published, The Smart Guide to Single Malt Scotch Whiskey. It is the first comprehensive guide to single malt scotch whiskey that is written by an American and offers information for both the novice and the more experienced taster.

Posted 7/10/12

From the Alumni House:

We are sad to report that Glenn Grigg passed away on July 2, 2012.

Posted 6/27/12

From the Alumni House:
Donald F. Spry and James F. Swartz 86, partners in the law firm KingSpry, have been named 2012 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers by Super Lawyer Magazine and Philadelphia Magazine.

From Tim:
Dave Saltzer writes that he is doing fine and is nearing retirement. Penn State still wants him to teach courses though. He has given up his private practice. His wife Sally watches their grandson Nolan during the work week. Dave writes that his son David is President of the Fire Department in Bethlehem, Pa. and is an EMT.

Dave’s daughter, Heather is a stay-at-home mom. His daughter Brynn Saltzer Buskirk ‘04 is the director of marketing at Phoebe Homes, a company that provides for senior living. Brynn just received her master’s degree from Lehigh. Brynn’s husband, Jon Buskirk ‘03 is a mounted police officer in Bethlehem. He graduated from Moravian as a criminal justice major. David and Jon bump into each other while on fire and police calls.

Dave’s daughter Devon received her master’s degree from Misericordia University. She is the only occupational therapist on the brain injury floor at Good Shepard Hospital. She is working on her doctorate. Devon was married to Brett in October, one week before the freak snowstorm. Brett has a Master’s degree from Lehigh in special education. He teaches alternative students geometry and chemistry in the East Penn School Distract in Emmaus.

Dave is looking forward to Noel DeSousa’s visit in July. Noel and Dave get together every year to catch up, play guitar, and sing.

Dave will be teaching an advanced Statistics class June 28 to August 8 at Penn State using the book he wrote. This fall Dave will teach Basic  Statistics  and Intro to Psychology. After the fall semester, Dave may get cataract surgery and contemplate retirement.

Noel DeSousa writes that he and his wife, Nancy Christie (Antioch College ’67 and ’83) have recently retired to Prescott, Arizona. He spent 40 years as a public school teacher and principal in Pennsylvania and New Hampshire.  Noel plans to visit back east several times a year with friends and family, especially former roommate Dave Saltzer. Noel invites college friends and SPO brothers to contact him at: noel.j.desousa@gmail.com.

Paul Martinelli writes that he is so happy to read how successful our graduating class of ’69 has become. Paul writes that he has been in education for 40 years. He worked in the Lower Merion School District.

For the last 19 years he was Principal of the middle school. Paul was head football coach of the high school there. He also coached at Widener and Villanova Universities.

A few years before Paul retired, his wife Angela opened a restaurant called “Tre Famiglia” in Haddonfield, New Jersey. Angela and Paul have been very fortunate as their restaurant was voted “The Best of South Jersey” for the last three years. Paul works the front desk at “Tre Famiglia” making conversation with the customers. Angela and Paul have five children and seven grandchildren.

Paul was very sad to hear of the passing of Bruce Singer.

If you are ever in the Haddonfield area, stop in at “Tre Familgia” and say Ciao (hello) to Paul.

That is all the news for now. Keep writing in. Janet and I just returned from DC to attend the wedding of our niece Carolyn, a personal trainer, to Paul, a lawyer. They have a daughter Penny a few months old. It was a beautiful outdoor ceremony at The Woodend Audubon Sanctuary in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Soon school will be out and we will give up babysitting our two granddaughters for the summer. We will be heading to our Tree Farm in Thompson, Pa to make jams, jellies, and pickles, plant deer food plots, care for the Christmas trees, fish, target shoot, swim, hike, work on the train layout and plan day trips from there. We also attend The Harford, Pa Fair where I enter my watercolors and Janet her preserves and photography.

I’m sure our kids Roger and wife Martha, Becky and husband Daryl along with the granddaughters Ashlyn and Kiersten and our daughter Chris from Boston will be visiting at the farm.
Have a great summer.
Tim

Posted 2/29/12

From Tim:
Jane Pritchard Moore writes that she is a caseworker at the welfare office in Sunbury, PA.  Her husband John Moore ’64 is the editor of the Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal in Bethlehem.

Carol Flasch Waterman and Holden Waterman ’70 write that their daughter, Clare, married David Irwin on January 1, 2012 in Griswold, Connecticut.  Carol and her husband are fulltime RV’ers.  They drove up to Connecticut for Christmas and the wedding.  They have an RV blog which anyone is welcome to visit at: carolandholdenwaterman.blogspot.com

On behalf of the class of 1969, we send condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Bruce Singer DDS on his passing on January 19, 2012.
12/14/11

Rick Westley writes that he retired from the IRS in 2009 after 39 years of service.  Rick and his wife, Anne, are happy to announce that their youngest daughter, Lori, is engaged.  She and her fiancé plan to marry next April.  Rick and Anne’s oldest daughter, Lisa, is married and has two children.  They live in Pittsburgh

Posted 11/2/11

Carole Thomas Petley ’69 writes that since retiring from teaching, she has been doing dog agility with her Shelties. Last year at a trial in Syracuse, New York, Carole was getting ready to do a run when she was tapped on the shoulder by another handler getting ready to run her Sheltie also.  She had recognized Carole’s name on the order chart and asked if Carole had gone to Moravian College. Needless to say Carole was surprised since Moravian is not well known in upstate New York.

The handler turned out to be Lucille Solana ‘68 who Carole has not seen since college years. Carole and Lucille were on third floor Rau along with other friends: Linda Bruno Rice ’68 , Maggie Moorhead Gangloff, Peggy Bartholomew Melchior, Randy Batteiger Croft ’68, Judy Gregg Homan ’68 and Lynn Spiro Gheen ’68. 

It was so much fun reminiscing.  Lucille spends summers in New York and winters in Florida. The ladies will meet at dog trials this year and look forward to seeing each other again next summer.

Carole has many fond memories of Moravian.  Her great-nephew just started as a freshman and she hopes he enjoys it as much as she did.

The alumni office regrets to inform you that Willis F. Harke passed away Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011.

Posted 9/30/11

From the Alumni House:

Aurora Arias Weaver has co-authored a textbook entitled "Critical Care Nursing- Demystified." This book, now in publication is beneficial to student nurses, nursing faculty and graduate nurses who are interested in specializing in Critical Care Nursing.

From Tim:

Carol Flasch Waterman writes that she and her husband, Holden T. Waterman ’70, are almost retired! In June they  sold their West Hartford, CT house of 28 years and are planning, this fall, to purchase a motor home and become fulltime RV’ers for a couple of years.

For now, their children, Clare 30, (working for the Providence, RI public schools), and John 34, a dentist working as Director of  the Community Health and Wellness Center, Torrington, CT, and his wife, Elizabeth, and children - Christine 6, Abigail 4 and Jane 2, are letting Carol and Holden bunk in with them.

The Waterman’s also are enjoying visits to friends and family. They look forward to their future adventures on the road in their “home on wheels”. Don’t be surprised if Carol and Holden pop up in your neighborhood some time!

Robert Guerriere writes that he will be retiring from his administrator's position with Southern Lehigh School District on October 1, 2011. His previous employment included Price Waterhouse & Company and Bethlehem Steel Corporation.  Through the years Robert has owned beauty salons and has had partnership interests in several restaurants.  For the past 30 years he has also had a seasonal business as a tax preparer. Bob will continue to do taxes in retirement.  Other retirement plans are incomplete, but will probably include volunteering and traveling.  Robert is also up for any type of class reunion, large or small and informal.  His email address is bobbyg1@ptd.net.  Bob would love to hear from classmates. Robert and his wife, Barbara, have four children and four grandchildren.  They live in Whitehall, PA.

Jeanne Taccarino Guaraldo and Connie Stirling Hodson ’68 write that they spent a couple of days with Linda Evans Shotkus and her husband Stan before driving to Quechee, Vt. to meet Dana Burt Donaldson.

 After having a lovely lunch at the Simon Pierce Glass Factory and Restaurant, the group headed for Waitsville to spend several days with Dana and her husband John in their beautiful home. They visited the area meeting some of the locals, attended a wine tasting, toured the VonTrapp’s nursery and garden and the Shelburne Museums. Connie, Linda, Dana and Jeanne cooked together, shared recipes and recently read book titles. There was a lot of laughter, and talking. A wonderful time was had by all. The AEPi sisters try to get together every year or two

Nancy Glassmoyer Brittington writes that they are finally grandparents! Chase Thomas Brittingham was born on March 12, 2011 to their son Richmond and his wife Kristen Brittingham. Richard and Kristen live in Virginia. Stan and Nancy are thoroughly enjoying retirement.  Stan plays golf and they go dancing socially.  Nancy is still skating and competing in ballroom. They are leading a happy, busy life!

Well, that is all the news I have at the moment except for us: Janet and I attended the beautiful wedding of our son, Roger and his beautiful wife, Martha, along with family members at Martha’s Vineyard on August 25. The wedding was held  outside at a beach house in Chilmark, MA.

We enjoyed fine wines, gourmet meals, a two hour cruise on a 53 foot yawl out of Edgartown, MA and shopping on the island.

Hurricane Irene swept in the next day causing us to delay our departure from Martha’s Vineyard by one day. The ferries do not run if the winds are over 40 MPH.

Posted 8/31/11

From the Alumni House:

Aurora Arias Weaver has co-authored a textbook entitled “Critical Care Nursing- Demystified.” This book, now in publication, is beneficial to student nurses, nursing faculty and graduate nurses who are interested in specializing in Critical Care Nursing.

Posted 6/8/11

From Tim:
Diane Perissinotto Rosfjord writes that lots of changes have occurred in her family this past year.  Tom and Diane closed on their house in Connecticut on May 5th.  In the meantime they are awaiting the completion of their new home in Asheville, NC.  Diane has been talking about relocating for awhile.  This past summer they visited a community called Biltmore Lake, it offers the opportunity to meet people.  Tom and Diane both enjoy outdoor activities, and there are miles of trails throughout the community, several tennis courts, and a 62 acre lake.

Their son Steve and his family live in the area, which will give them the opportunity to see their granddaughters grow up.  Granddaughter number two is due to arrive in early June.

On a very sad note Diane’s mother passed away this past January.  She was 91 years old and her interests and appearance made it difficult for people to guess her age.  She died in her sleep in her home which Diane was very thankful for.  Diane’s dad just turned 95 and is able to stay in his home as her brother lives with him.
Right now Tom and Diane are in sunny Florida.  They love it.  They will stay there until late June, early July when their NC house will be finished.  After the winter Tom and Diane had in Connecticut (85 inches of snow) the warm weather is wonderful. 
Thanks for writing, Diane and Tom.  Enjoy your new home in North Carolina.

Well that does it for our latest class news.  I just have one this to add.  My son, Roger, will be getting married in Martha’s Vineyard in August.  Roger met his fiancé, Martha at Lehigh.  Martha is the Associate Director of Secondary School Placement at the Buckley School in New York City.  Roger is Vice President at Credit Suisse.  Janet and I look forward to our baby’s wedding.

Please write with your latest news.  Have a great summer.

Posted 1/26/11

From Tim:
Jim Hutchinson writes that the brothers of Sigma Phi Omega held their second annual pre and post game get together at Roosevelt’s, the former (and much improved) Chelsea Bar prior to the Ursinus game on October 30 . The fellows reminisced over a few beers and some burgers. There were lots of laughs and a great deal of catch-up on careers, children, and grandchildren as most had not been together for more years than anyone cared to count.
Attending the event were Bob Bilse,’68;  Ron Berta,’68; Kent Hollinger,’68; “Boss” Kern,’68; Bob Koppe,’68; Skip Parry,’68; Jim Hutchinson,’69; Jim McConologue,‘69; and Jack Iannatuonno,’71. Bertie Knisely ’69 stopped by to say hello.
There were lots of toasts to the fraternity, to brothers present as well as absent, to long standing friendships as well as more than a few stories of times together at Moravian.  Adding a great note to the day was the excellent football game in which Moravian beat nationally-ranked Ursinus in an exciting and well-played game. 
The plans for next year’s event are well underway and Jim hopes to attract more of his brothers to revisit and renew ties.

Steve Kenney writes that a lot of water has passed under the bridge since Moravian College days. Steve is presently getting ready to retire from the corporate world after 40 years.

Steve gets together on a regular basis with Moravian college friends: Fred Baettig, John ’70 and Richard Stabile ’67, and Wes Astheimer. They sometimes slip and call him, “Zen”, his college nickname.

After graduation from Temple in 1970 with a BBA in manufacturing Management, Steve enlisted two weeks before he got his draft notice. His draft number was 34 and he knew he would be drafted so Steve enlisted in the Army to be trained as an Artillery Officer.

 Steve’s Army career took a circuitous route. He ended up taking basic and AIT training at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO.  There Steve was trained as a Combat Engineer. He was an expert in building bridges and blowing them up.  His Artillery OCS class was canceled and the Army needed Infantry Officers, so off he went to Ft. Benning, GA for six months of OSC, graduated as a 2nd LT. But by then the Army needed Signal Corp Officers, so off Steve went to Ft. Gorden, GA for communications and electronics school.

 After all that training they started to pull troops out of Vietnam so Steve thankfully missed going there. His final duty station was Ft. Riley, KS. He was the Signal officer for the 138th Engineering Battalion, 1st Division.

After three years of playing Army Steve got out and was hired as a manufacturing supervisor for Ethicon, Inc, a Johnson & Johnson Co. in NJ. He worked for Ethicon for 15 years as a manager, director, superintendent and plant manager of a facility in San Angelo, TX for four years. Steve left Ethicon after they wanted to transfer him to Ga. and joined a consulting firm that trained managers in Total Quality Management.  He managed the Princeton, NJ Quality College for five years. In his last year the travel was getting too much being away five days a week at the client's facility.

 Steve hired on as the Director of Quality for Aircast, Inc. in Summit NJ and stayed with them for 11 years until they sold the business and moved all operation to Tijuana, Mexico.  Currently Steve is the Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs for W.L. Gore in Wall, NJ.  As he has moved from job to job Greta stayed at home and worked for over 25 years as the Director of Recreation for Readington Township.

Steve has been married to Greta for 39 years.  They met in college. Greta went to West Chester University in PA.   Along the way Steve and Greta managed to have three kids, Robyn, Justin, and Heather. All three have graduated from college and the girls both have master’s degrees.  Justin recently received his PhD in Cognitive Science. Both girls played division one field hockey in college and Robyn was on the National Field Hockey team for four years. Robyn is currently working for the EPA in Washington DC, Heather is in Rockville, MD working for NIH (National Institute of Health) and Justin started his post doctorate at Southampton University in the UK.

Greta and Steve are currently empty nesters awaiting the sale of their NJ home so they can both retire and move to their FL home in New Smyrna Beach.

Traveling is their passion and Steve does financial planning on the side for friends and family. They plan on having a pontoon boat in FL as their property is on a canal leading to the Inter--coastal waterway.

Steve and his wife, Greta currently live in Whitehouse Station, NJ. 

Well that wraps up the latest news from the Class of ’69. Janet and I have just finished a successful sale of trees and wreaths at our tree farm. I harvested a nice 7 point buck at the farm and look forward to many tasty venison dinners. I saw a beautiful gray coyote while hunting. What a beautiful animal! We also spent a day counting birds for the Audubon Christmas Bird Count.

Well, I’ve got to go help Janet wrap some presents and start making my famous huckleberry pie.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all, and to all, Good Night!

Tim

 

Posted 12/22/10

From Tim:

Doctor David Saltzer, my college freshman roommate writes that we need to hear more about me (Tim) personally. Dave is still a big kidder!  Dave is at Penn State and will teach two courses this Spring Semester: Introduction to Psychology and Infancy and Childhood Development. Dave’s textbook in Statistics is doing fine through Cengage/Wadsworth Publishing with a hopeful publishing date late in spring 2011.  David still has a very small private practice in clinical psychology, but now sees individuals out of his home office.
Dave can't wait for Noel De Sousa to visit over Thanksgiving. They always have a great time singing and playing their guitars.  He and Noel have been practicing.

David’s children are doing well. Son, Dave, is now the President of the Bethlehem Fire Department (with all the stuff that goes with it). Daughter, Heather, is the mother of two boys, Justin and Bradon. Daughter, Brynn, has a new position as marketing director for a firm on Main Street in Bethlehem, and daughter, Devon, is the supervisor and only occupational therapist on the 4th floor of Good Shepherd Hospital in the Brain Injury Long Term Clinic. Dr. Dave says, “Who could ask for more?” They certainly turned out great, Dave.

John Swarr writes that his wife, Eva, is a watercolor artist and for the last number of years has been doing big flowers (36”x48”). She had done landscapes, old barns and bridges. She had gone to the Corcoran School of Art here in D.C. before getting her degree in Art Therapy from George Washington University and worked at that awhile before their kids arrived. Eva got back into painting while being at home with them when they were little.

This summer John celebrated his 25th year working at Manna, Inc. in the construction department. John knew the man that started it back in 1982, with the mission to provide affordable ownership housing for first time buyers in the Washington, D.C. area.  That is how John got hooked near the beginning of the effort. There was only a skeleton staff of three or four office people and four carpenters/supervisors working on the jobsites.
Now, 28 years later, it has become a 40 person organization still doing construction, but also financial counseling for first time purchasers, brokering the real estate mortgages, doing the architectural plans, arranging the project financing, and doing fundraising in these tight financial times. You can learn more about John’s work at www.mannadc.org. John has had a long, fruitful career with Manna, working with some great people and filling a need for affordable homeownership in the D.C. area where not much else is being done. John explains that most construction is geared toward the $500,000 and up market. So John’s company has plenty of interested buyers when Manna can find the financing for their mortgages.

John writes that classmate, Mike Siegel has moved to the Chicago area from Maryland. He and Mike had connected a couple times since the reunion last year. At the Moravian Class of 1969 reunion John saw the old third floor Wilhelm gang including Eric Ruskoski, Mike, Dave Saltzer, Noel De Sousa, Jeff Van Orden, Steve Haupert, Bruce Singer, and Paul Martinelli. John apologizes if he missed anyone else.

 Judy Gashler writes that she grew up in Franklin Lakes and lived in Oakland (where I live) from ‘72 to '06. What a coincidence! Judy’s daughter, Jennifer, tells her that my daughter, Becky, was a classmate of hers at Indian Hills High School in Oakland, graduating in '93. Judy’s family lived on Skyline Drive until the highway (Route 287) came through and then the rest of the time on Lakeshore Drive.  Judy was so surprised when she looked at my return address and saw how we were practically neighbors.

Daughter, Jennifer, and her husband landed in Sarasota, FL after they graduated from North Carolina State.  They both are serious environmentalists and work in that field. Judy’s son, James, remains in New Jersey, working for PSE&G, and she visits as often as possible.

In 2006, when Judy learned she was going to be a grandmother for the first time, she sold her house on Lakeshore, quit her job and moved to Sarasota. It was a mid-life crisis of the best kind.  Judy has a granddaughter, Gillian who will be four in January, and a grandson, Ethan, who will be a year old in January, also. Judy was not about to miss the newest generation.She loves Sarasota as it is truly a paradise of Gulf and sun. Judy worked in Sarasota for a few years but has recently given up the customer service management which she did for most of her working days. Today she is now able to spend more time with the "kids". She says it is amazing how much of a day you can fritter away doing almost nothing.

Judy would love to hear from her classmates. Her email address is: judithma@comcast.net. She is using her maiden name again.

Joe Anderko ’70 writes that his wife, Elaine Singer Anderko ’71 are both retired. They live in Hanover Township, Pa. adjacent to Bethlehem. They have four grandchildren ages one to four. Elaine and Joe met at Moravian and were married in 1971. They will have been married for 40 years next September. Congratulations to you both.

Joe tells me that he periodically sees Jack Schildt, Joe Lennert, and George Moller from our class. They all reside in Bethlehem.

Chip Turtzo writes that it is hard to believe that we are nearing the golden years and retirement. Chip says he is cutting back a bit and plans on semi-retirement. He does not want to get out of circulation as yet.

 Chip is involved with family and community as well as personal interests. Chip has been married for 38 years to his wife, Tonya and has three children and six grandchildren.  Six grandchildren!

Chip owns a real estate appraisal company and is an associate broker with Prudential Patt, White Company.
He is past President and board member of the Slate Belt Heritage Center and homefrontmag.org which is history related. The center is involved in preserving local history. They have monthly lectures pertaining to the history of Eastern, Pa.

Chip plays piano and enjoys horseback riding. They have two horses. Chips’s horse is part Tennessee Walker. His wife’s horse is a Hafflinger. Chip is a golfer, and enjoys working around his ranch.

His wife is a college professor in Allied Health at Northampton Community College.  Together they enjoy Country Line Dancing on weekends. Chip looks forward to many wonderful years ahead and counts his many blessings every day.

Well that brings us up to date on class news except for this little blurb about me.

Our new granddaughter was baptized November 21 and my son, Roger and daughter, Christina were the godparents. Son, Roger, just changed jobs, moving from Barclays Capital to Credit Suisse. Daughter, Becky, is presently on maternity leave but will resume her teaching at Kent Place in March. Daughter, Christina, works at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and works on her own art on her days off.

 I just finished painting an actual size stand up plywood lawn figure of my four year old granddaughter in winter garb to go with our other lawn figures of Santa, Frosty, British soldiers and my three children when they were little. I enjoy watercolor painting and recently won Best in Show by an amateur artist for my seascape at the Harford County Fair in Harford, Pa.

Janet Evans Tedesco ’72, my wife, enjoys caring for our oldest granddaughter during the school day while her parents are teaching.

In December we will travel to our Christmas tree farm in Pennsylvania to sell trees on the weekends. I will squeeze in a little deer hunting between sales.

Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Tim

From the Alumni House:
Jim Hutchinson ’69 writes:
“The brothers of Sigma Phi Omega held their second annual pre- and post-game get together at Roosevelt’s, the former (and much improved) Chelsea Bar prior to the Ursinus game on October 30th. Over a few beers and some burgers, there were lots of reminiscing, many laughs and a great deal of catch-up on careers, children, grandchildren, etc. as most of us had not been together for more years than any cared to count. Attending were Bob Bilse,’68;  Ron Berta,’68; Kent Hollinger,’68; John “Boss” Kern,’68; Bob Koppe,’68; Skip Parry,’68; Jim Hutchinson,’69; Jim McConlogue,‘69; and Jack Iannantuono,’71; Bertie Francis Knisely ’69 stopped in to say hello.  There were lots of toasts to the fraternity, to brothers present as well as absent, to long standing friendships as well as more than a few stories of our time together at Moravian.  Adding a great note to the day was the excellent football game in which MC beat nationally ranked Ursinus in an exciting and well played game.  The plans for next year’s event are well underway and we hope to attract more of our brothers to revisit and renew our ties.”

 

Posted 11/30/10

From Tim:

Greetings, Class of 1969! I hope you had an enjoyable summer.
Dr. Wayne Beaver writes that he spent most of his work life in the United States Air Force as a psychologist, retiring in 2006. He served on active duty, IMA and reserve status. Wayne fully enjoyed his time in the service. Wayne’s family now lives in Arizona. He has warm thoughts of Moravian. Wayne was our class correspondent for many years. Although he does not get back to Pennsylvania very much, he is a PA sports fan and is pulling for Philadelphia in the playoffs again this year

Many of you may be celebrating your 45th high school reunions this year. Larry Rush writes that he recently attended his 45th at Phillipsburg High School. Among the attendees were Art Sheninger, Becky Thatcher and Greg Seifert.

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Noel DeSousa writes from Pittsfield, New Hampshire. He and Nancy have been living in New Hampshire for 15 years. Noel retired in June after 40 years in education! Noel was an elementary and middle school teacher in Quakertown, Pa for many of those years. He and Nancy moved to New Hampshire in 1995 where Noel served first as a high school principal (7-12) and then as an elementary principal (K-8).

Noel’s family still lives in Upper Bucks County, Pa so he tries to get down there every few months. Noel and Nancy’s children both graduated from Moravian in ’93 and ’96. His grandchildren are seniors in high school and are beginning to look at colleges.

When Noel gets down to Pa to visit relatives, he usually stops in to see Dave Saltzer. The boys reminisce and play a few tunes on their guitars.

Last fall, Noel attended the class reunion and was able to touch base with a number of ’69 alumni including a few guys from freshman-year third floor Wilhelm.

Nancy and Noel are hoping to move out west in the near future. They are not sure where, but have been vacationing in Northern California and Arizona. They want someplace where the snow does not stay on the ground for 5-6 months.  Good luck with your move, Noel and Nancy.

Carol Flasch Waterman writes that Holden ‘70 and she are looking toward retiring in June 2011. They can’t wait! Presently, Holden is working at the University of Vermont as the Director of the Asian Studies Outreach Program. Carol is employed as Music Director (choir/organist) at St. Christopher Church in East Hartford, CT. Both Carol and Holden look forward to being back under one roof permanently after June.

Their son, John is a dentist. He and wife Elizabeth have three great children, Christine 5, Abigail 3 and Jane 1. Holden and Carol’s daughter, Clare, is finishing up her doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania.

Holden and Carol’s family celebrated the baptism of their youngest grandchild Jane this past June in West Hartford, CT. Holden and Carol send a big “Hi” to all their alumni friends!

Jean Lewis ’71 and Art Sheninger write that their son Eric, Principal of New Milford High School in New Milford, NJ, has recently been named to the National School Board Association’s “20 to Watch” for technology leadership. Eric joins nineteen other top educators from across the country recognized for promoting the incorporation of innovative technology into high-quality classroom learning and school district operations.

 According to the NSBA, Eric has instituted a school-wide program at New Milford High School to employ social media, including social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Wordle and Delicious. Eric used a recent award to purchase a mobile iPod learning lab for his school. Working with the Apple Corporation, company instructors provided on-site training on podcasting in school. Eric has promoted cutting-edge technology to his students and staff, and has been a keynote speaker at conferences across the United States on using Twitter and Google Apps in the classroom. Eric has been recognized by NSBA as one of 20 innovative educators who can serve as role models who can inspire their colleagues to embrace tools that help make learning more relevant for their students and more transparent for parents and community members.

Congratulations to Jean and Art on Eric’s accomplishments.

In closing, I would like to announce that my daughter, Becky and her husband, Daryl are the proud parents of a new baby girl, Kiersten Isabella born August 25. Baby Kiersten joins her sister Ashlyn Elizabeth age three and three-quarters; as Ashlyn likes to call herself.

Happy Halloween Classmates!
Sincerely,
Tim

From the Alumni House:
Christine Mesko Snyder  has been retired for 5 years from teaching at Liberty High School(27 yrs),Freedom HS(3 yrs), and Broughal Middle(3 yrs)in Bethlehem,PA. She lost her husband Bob Snyder '66almost nine yrs ago. Since then she has gotten into flower gardening and the Bethlehem Garden Club and won first place for 2009-2010 Horticulture!! That, reading, needlework, and her “two crazy Basset hounds” keep her busy at home. Her two children and four grandchildren both are in Merrimack, NH.

Her son, Tim Kachmar, is in charge of two divisions for Mensara Pharmaceuticals. He has a B.S. and an M.S. from the University of Massachusetts. Her daughter Betsy Burkhard is a patent attorney for Holland and Knight in Boston. She has a B.S. in ceramic engineering from Alfred University and J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law Center of University of New Hampshire. She goes up there about every two months. Her stepson Scott Snyder works for Quest and his brother Jamie works for Dygene, both pharmaceuticals. Scott has two children and lives in NJ; Jamie lives in DC.

 

Posted 10/29/10

From the Alumni House:
We are sad to report that Edwin H. Gianelli passed away on June 7, 2010.


Tim Tedesco Writes:
Greetings, Class of 1969! I hope you had an enjoyable summer.
Dr. Wayne Beaver writes that he spent most of his work life in the United States Air Force as a psychologist, retiring in 2006. He served on active duty, IMA and reserve status. Wayne fully enjoyed his time in the service.

Many of you may be celebrating your 45th high school reunions this year. Larry Rush ’69 writes that he recently attended his 45th at Phillipsburg High School. Among the attendees were Art Sheninger ‘69, Becky Thatcher and Greg Seifert.

Wayne’s family now lives in Arizona. He has warm thoughts of Moravian. Wayne was our class correspondent for many years. Although he does not get back to Pennsylvania very much, he is a Pennsylvania sports fan and is pulling for Philadelphia in the playoffs again this year.

Noel DeSousa writes from Pittsfield, N.H. He and Nancy have been living in New Hampshire for 15 years. Noel retired in June after 40 years in education! Noel was an elementary and middle school teacher in Quakertown, Pa. for many of those years. He and Nancy moved to New Hampshire in 1995 where Noel served first as a high school principal (7-12) and then as an elementary principal (K-8).

Noel’s family still lives in Upper Bucks County, Pa. so he tries to get down there every few months. Noel and Nancy’s children both graduated from Moravian in ’93 and ’96. His grandchildren are seniors in high school and are beginning to look at colleges.

When Noel gets down to Pennsylvania to visit relatives, he usually stops in to see Dave Saltzer ‘69. The boys reminisce and play a few tunes on their guitars.

Last fall, Noel attended the class reunion and was able to touch base with a number of ’69 alumni including a few guys from freshman-year third floor Wilhelm.

Nancy and Noel are hoping to move out west in the near future. They are not sure where, but have been vacationing in Northern California and Arizona. They want someplace where the snow does not stay on the ground for 5-6 months.  Good luck with your move, Noel and Nancy.

Carol Flasch Waterman writes that Holden ‘70 and she are looking toward retiring in June 2011. They can’t wait! Presently, Holden is working at the University of Vermont as the Director of the Asian Studies Outreach Program. Carol is employed as Music Director (choir/organist) at St. Christopher Church in East Hartford, Conn. Both Carol and Holden look forward to being back under one roof permanently after June.

Their son, John is a dentist. He and wife Elizabeth have three great children, Christine 5, Abigail 3 and Jane 1. Holden and Carol’s daughter, Clare, is finishing up her doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania.

Holden and Carol’s family celebrated the baptism of their youngest grandchild Jane this past June in West Hartford, Conn. Holden and Carol send a big “Hi” to all their alumni friends!

Jean Lewis ’71 and Art Sheninger write that their son Eric, Principal of New Milford High School in New Milford, N.J., has recently been named to the National School Board Association’s “20 to Watch” for technology leadership. Eric joins nineteen other top educators from across the country recognized for promoting the incorporation of innovative technology into high-quality classroom learning and school district operations.

 According to the NSBA, Eric has instituted a school-wide program at New Milford High School to employ social media, including social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Wordle and Delicious. Eric used a recent award to purchase a mobile iPod learning lab for his school. Working with the Apple Corporation, company instructors provided on-site training on podcasting in school. Eric has promoted cutting-edge technology to his students and staff, and has been a keynote speaker at conferences across the United States on using Twitter and Google Apps in the classroom. Eric has been recognized by NSBA as one of 20 innovative educators who can serve as role models who can inspire their colleagues to embrace tools that help make learning more relevant for their students and more transparent for parents and community members.

Congratulations to Jean and Art on Eric’s accomplishments.

In closing, I would like to announce that my daughter, Becky and her husband, Daryl are the proud parents of a new baby girl, Kiersten Isabella born August 25. Baby Kiersten joins her sister Ashlyn Elizabeth age three and three-quarters, as Ashlyn likes to call herself.

Happy Halloween Classmates!
Sincerely,
Tim

 

Posted 7/6/10

Bill Scheidig writes that he retired in 2009 after being a CPM for 30 years.  Bill is now a CPM Emeritus. Bill became a grandfather on May 3rd, 2010. Congratulations, Grandpa.
Caroline Funk Rabold wrote that she and Jay moved to Plymouth, Mass. in 2008 to be closer to their children and five grandsons. Wow! Five grandchildren! Jay and Caroline love the area and love being semi retired.
Rick Subber writes that he is very happy to report that his wife, Barbara, will retire June 30, 2010, from the Bethlehem Area Public Library, where she has been a reference librarian and magazine manager for more than 33 years. That is a great run, Barbara! Among other pursuits, Rick and Barbara are planning to resume their healthy and delightful commitment to ballroom dancing.

Rick is also having a great time working on an Oral History project for the college. He has interviewed about 50 grads, retired faculty, current students and others on campus. If you would like to participate and talk with Rick about your experiences at Moravian, either “then” or “now”,  please contact him at rsubber@moravian.edu or at 610-865-5644.
Rick is proud and humbled to say that he was re-elected to the Board of the Alumni Association at the annual meeting during Alumni Weekend in May. He will serve on the Executive Committee as Treasurer.  If you have any suggestions or concerns that you’d like to communicate to the Alumni Board, please let Rick know.
Well, it has been a slow month for class news. I will be away July and August.  I hope more people will write in September about their great summer family adventures, new grandchildren and personal accomplishments.
I have been busy this spring with my watercolor painting, daily workouts at the gym, and helping Janet look after our granddaughter.
Now I will take a break to work on our Christmas tree farm, pruning, fertilizing and spraying in the apple orchard, and cutting and stacking firewood for exercise. We hope to show my art work at the Harford County Fair and enter some of our homemade jams, jellies and pickles as well. I will also be working on my model train layout in the room over the garage on hot days.
Our daughter, Christina received her Master’s Degree from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University in Boston this May. Our oldest daughter, Becky is expecting another girl in September. Our son, Roger has moved from his Hoboken apartment where he roomed with his Lehigh buddies to a new apartment on the thirty-third floor in NYC to be closer to Barclays Capital where he works.
Have a great and safe summer.

Posted 5/4/10

From the Alumni House:
Michael Siegel writes “our family is doing great.  My wife, Gail, and I have been married over 32 years and it gets better all the time.  Our daughter, Shanna, after receiving her DVM and MPH degrees at the University of Georgia is now the Chief Veterinary Services Officer for the State of Georgia for the Animal and Planet Health Inspection Service of the Department of Agriculture.  We are very proud of her.  In mid-February, I accepted the position of Vice President of Information Services at Addus HealthCare, Inc., a 120-location, multi-state homecare Service Company headquartered just outside Chicago in Palatine, IL.   This is a challenge and exciting opportunity for me.  I feel fortunate to once again have the opportunity to help a great company and its IS department to reach its potential.   The Real Estate gods have smiled on us.  We were able to sell our house in Annapolis, MD in only 5 weeks.  We will be closing on April 27 and making our way to our new home in the Midwest.  Eric Ruskoski and I were able to get together for dinner last week.  It was great to be able to spend a few hours talking and getting to know each other even better than before.  I look forward to similar opportunities with other fellow alums that live in or travel to the Chicagoland area.  Best regards to you all.”

Posted 3/31/10

From Tim:
          Nancy Glassmoyer Brittingham writes that she continues to
enjoy every day of retirement  and practicing her new passion, ballroom dancesport competition.  

          Bill Scheidig writes that he has recently retired after 30 years in Property Management from Interstate Realty Management Company.

          Bruce Singer writes that he continues to practice dentistry. Bruce specializes in Prosthodontics, practicing in Jenkintown, a northern suburb of Philadelphia. Bruce was recently cited by Philadelphia Magazine as one of the Top Dentists in Philadelphia. He will be President of the Montgomery-Bucks Dental Society, beginning in May. Bruce has been married for 41 years, and has two children. His daughter recently earned her PhD at the University of Maryland in English Romantic Literature. She is an Assistant Professor at Mount Holyoke College. Bruce’s son earned a combined Law and MBA degree at Harvard and is a television writer currently writing for the TV series “Fringe”.

          Rick Subber tells me he has been working with David Schappert (Director of Reeves Library) on an Oral History project. They started by contacting alums and some faculty who were on campus in the 1950s when the former Men’s and Women’s colleges were merged into the new co-educational Moravian College.
During the past year the project has expanded, Rick is having so much fun talking to folks about their experiences at Moravian.  He has also been chatting with current students and alumni from any class year. Rick and David are having the oral history interviews transcribed.  They expect to make the collection of audio files and transcripts available in the library.
If any members of the Class of 1969 would like to talk with Rick about your “good old days” at Moravian, contact him at rsubber@moravian.edu. Rick’s son, Adam, was married recently and is living in Natick, MA. Rick’s wife, Barb, will retire in June after 33 years as a reference librarian at the Bethlehem Public Library. That is all good news for Rick.
Alumni Director, Marsha Stiles ’99 MBA,  and Assistant Director, Pat Murray Hanna ’82, and Rick have been working with Matt Sheridan ’08 and Jess Coldwell ’08 to organize a first-ever   Moravian Alumni “Hound Hour”  social event/happy hour in Morristown, NJ. The date is Friday, April 23 from 7 to 10 PM at Sona Thirteen at 13 South Street in Morristown, NJ. The cost is $35.00 per person which will cover a private meeting room, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and an open bar.  If you would like more information and to register online go to http://www.moravian.edu/alumni. Rick, as you may know, was a past President of the Moravian College Alumni Association.

          Well, the snow is beginning to melt in north Jersey. I still have an eight foot snow mountain off our deck from shoveling and snow blowing the deck and patio. My granddaughter, Ashlyn, age three, likes to climb up the mountain of snow and slide down on her belly.  Our dog Nellie Belle, a Brittany, runs up the pile with her tennis ball. Then she drops it, it rolls to the bottom and I catch and throw it. Nellie runs after it, fetches it and runs back up the pile to repeat the whole process.
Ashlyn has graduated from a bucket “baby” swing she used in 2009 to a “Big Girl Swing”, the wide rubber strap kind. She lies across the swing on her belly and glides back and forth.  It makes my stomach nauseous just thinking about it, but kids like it, I guess.

Posted 2/5/10

From the Alumni House:
          Edward Goetz says, “Greetings to all. Many changes have been taking place in my life. I am now serving as the Associate Priest at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Enfield, Conn. I continue actively working as a Chaplain for the Connecticut State Police and the FBI. I will be the Resident Chaplain at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va. in February. In addition to my "church" activities, I continue as an adjunct instructor and certification examiner for the Connecticut Fire Academy. Yes, I'm still going into burning buildings as well as training and examining firefighters, teaching instructors and officers. No plans yet for retirement - having too much fun working.”

Posted 12/1/09

From Tim:
As your new correspondent, I would like to thank Caroline Funk Rabold for all her years of service. I would also like to thank Pat Murrray Hanna ’82, assistant director of Alumni Relations, for helping me get started in this position.
Here is some news sent in from a few of our classmates:
Art and Jean Sheninger are the proud parents of three sons and now three grandchildren.  Their son Robert is director of operations for Cooper Cameron and lives in Houston, when he's home.  His territory is the western hemisphere and Europe. 
His son Eric, the other twin, is Principal at New Milford High School in Bergen County, N.J. He lives on Staten Island with his wife and two kids.
His son, Jim, the youngest is a manager with Medco in Franklin Lakes, N.J.  He lives in Chatham with his wife and son. Jean and Art still live near Belvidere but just bought a condo in North Port, Fl.  Art retired six years ago and has done some consulting.  Jean just retired from teaching in June.
Art and Jean were planning to leave October 27 for Charleston, then to their condo and then to Key West for the Parrot Head convention.  They were to be back in New Jersey Nov 10. Then they leave for Germany in December for a barge cruise stopping at the Christkindlemarkets.
After their trip to Germany the Sheningers are going back to Florida in February, to their condo and to Disneyworld with the grandchildren. Then they fly to Houston to visit their son and go to the cook-off and rodeo in March.
Bill Scheidig writes that he retired in August of this year from Interstate Realty Management Company after 30 years and has been living on the western side of the Poconos for the past 23 years. He is married to Maribeth who is a Pitt grad and has worked for the same company for 28 years. Bill and Maribeth live in a lake community and enjoy boating, fishing, hunting, golf and travel. They have three children, Doug, Kristen and Liz. Doug is a graduate of Niagara U., Kristen is a graduate of Susquehanna U., and Liz is a graduate of York College and lives in Portland Oregon, working for the City of Portland in their Environmental Department. Doug works for Double Star Computer Services and his boss is Bill’s son-in-law Nate, who also graduated from Susquehanna where he met Bill and Maribeth’s daughter. Kristen works for GMA Smith Mack Commercial Realty and seems to be following Bill in a career of real estate. Bill is a certified property manager, an accredited resident manager, a specialist in housing credit management, holds real estate Licenses in Pa. and N.J. and maintains a black seal boiler License for N.J. Before going into real estate management, he trained and performed dolphin shows throughout the U.S. for 7 years. His B.A. in Psychology was the most influential part of training dolphins. Bill remarks that it is amazing how fast time goes and how much is done over the years!
Jeannie Taccarino Guaraldo writes that she is now in Chicago and very much enjoying this phase of her life. Jeannie moved there in July, and is still busy getting settled in. Jeannie was planning on seeing Dana Burt Donaldson and Linda Evans Shotkus. They were coming out to visit her and Connnie Stirling Hodson ’68. They are planning to do the Architour, which is a fabulous tour on the Chicago River that highlights the architecture of Chicago and its history. Of course, the ladies will also be talking (a lot), shopping, and eating. Jeannie has four grand-daughters now. They are, of course, the cutest and the smartest. Jeannie hopes her friends will continue to keep in touch.
Nancy Glassmoyer Brittingham writes that she Has retired from her work in public school administration and serving as an elementary principal for 14 years, Nancy has 
taken up ballroom dancing as a full time avocation.  She competes throughout the northeast in Open Gold American Smooth.  She is also 
now a silver-level ice dancer, having skated for the past twenty years. Nancy plans to enjoy her retired life to the max with Stan, her husband of 38 years, who has recently retired from teaching high school English.
Eric Ruskoski writes that he is the 2009 recipient of the The Alumni Association’s Comenius Award(He judges it the most unpredictable event of the Class of '69). He is president of Aptar Closures and executive officer of Aptar Group, Inc. Aptar Group is a Forbes 400 Company responsible for the development and manufacture of various types of dispensing closures for consumer products marketed by such companies as P & G, Unilever, L’ Oreal and HJ Heinz.  He travels extensively. Some recent destinations of a single trip were:  Paris, Munich, Singapore, Jakarta and back to Singapore to Shanghai, Soushou and Hong Kong and home.
Eric lives in Deer Park, Illinois with his lovely wife Sandy. His son, Thor, is a senior at University of Puget Sound and his daughter Chelsea is a sophomore at Wake Forest. Eric and his family like to relax at Wild Orchid, their home in St. Lucia, where it is hot in January, or they like to make excursions to wild places in the world. 
Eric will never forget our road trip to New England. He thinks of us driving to Vermont in Art Sheninger’s car every time he hears "Love Shack”.  The Moravian experience was an important part of life, especially friends made and living on 3rd floor Whilhelm and the OGO house.
Well that is all the news for November. I would just like to add that my wife Janet enjoys doing ancestory.com research on our two families. Her favorite job though is caring for our 2 year old granddaughter Ashlyn, during the week when her parents are working.  Becky, Ashlyn’s mom, teaches elementary science at the Kent Place School in Summit, New Jersey. Our daughter Christina lives in Somerville, Mass. and is working on her M.F.A.  Our son Roger works at Barclay’s Capital in Manhattan.
I have become a gym rat taking hyper-boxing two days a week. Our granddaughter Ashlyn and I enjoy playing on her swing set and running Papa’s trains.
Until next time, stay well and happy. Don’t forget to write. We need news for December’s issue.

Posted 10/5/09

From Tim:


I am writing to tell you I will be serving as your new class correspondent.  I would like to first thank Caroline Funk Rabold for her efforts as correspondent.  I hope I can continue the fine job she did over the years.
All of the class notes will appear online, so you may write as much as you would like, as space is not an issue as when notes appeared in the magazine. Any notes you send me before the 15th of each month will appear the first of the following month. Feel free to write about yourself, your family, get-togethers with other alumni, your career, and travels.
I hope you will send me reams of class notes for our column. Until I hear from you, stay well and happy.

Posted 8/3/09

From the Alumni House:

W. David Saltzer writes, “I am enjoying semi-retirement, but still have a small private practice and teach at Penn State. My 4 children are doing well. Dave is a fireman and EMT for the City of Bethlehem, Heather is a mom with 2 sons (grand children), Brynn is a Marketing Assistant at Lehigh, and Devon is an Occupational Therapist at Good Shepherd in the Brain Injury floor. We are blessed with Brynn's baby Nolan, whom we take care of most days. Brynn's husband is a Police Officer in Bethlehem. He and Dave run into each other often. Dave is getting married in October. I saw Noel DeSousa at our 40th class reunion. He looks great and never seems to change. The reunion was a fun time for all.
Posted 4/20/09

From Caroline Rabold:

We have relocated to Plymouth, Mass., to be nearer to our girls and their families, all of whom have migrated to the Boston area over the years. It is wonderful to be only an hour away from each family instead of seven hours. We go to baseball games, soccer games, swim meets, and grandparents’ day. The adventure of moving to a completely different area—setting up a new house after 25 years in the old one; meeting new people; discovering new bodies of water in which to kayak; new places to dine, walk, shop, and explore—has been invigorating. We love taking the train into Boston and discovering all that the city has to offer. It has been a wonderful experience, and although I miss certain things and places and people, I feel this has been the right move for us.

Rebecca Thatcher writes that she lives outside Fort Lauderdale with her husband, who owns a tire distribution company. They have two daughters, one a realtor in South Beach, Fla., and another who is finishing law school.

George Luzzi owned, operated, and sold two large printing companies in Manhattan and is now retired. He is enjoying retirement with his15-year-old son, who is following in his father’s footsteps by playing soccer.

Ann Egolf Peterson retired from the state of Wisconsin as an engineering technician and service representative. She remarried in 1998, and her husband is also retired from the state of Wisconsin. Her three children are scattered throughout the country: her older son is in Seattle, her daughter in Alaska, and her youngest son in Denver.

On another note, I am resigning my position as class correspondent. I feel I have contacted as many people as I could, and it’s time for someone new to pick up the gauntlet and perhaps reach people I have not been able to reach. So, if anyone out there thinks he or she might like to take over as class correspondent, please contact the Alumni Office at phanna@moravian.edu. Thanks to all who have sent me news over the years.