Class Notes

NEWS OF 1993

From Michelle M. Litzenberger:

Bill Darcy writes that he relocated in August 2000 to Daytona Beach, Fla., to become director of sponsorship services with International Speedway Corp., which owns and operates 13 major motor-sports facilities in the United States. In February, he was promoted to senior director of corporate account management. He resides in Ormond Beach, Fla., and enjoys his job, which allows him to travel extensively.

Katie O’Mara Mears and her husband, Bob, had a daughter, Ehrin Riley, on November 13, 2000. Katie is working two days a week in the human-resources department of her father’s textile business. She and her family live in West Chester.

NEWS OF 1992 - Reunion Homecoming 2002

From John S. Nunnemacher:

As you can tell from my address, I’ve gone back to Florida. I loved living in the Los Angeles area, but I felt the need to get away to where I can freelance and work on my own projects.

I received a note from Christine Paini Wachter, who says she and her husband, Eric, are proud to announce their second daughter, Abigail Melanie, who arrived November 14, 2000. Their first, Elena Marie, is now 3 years old.

From the Alumni House:

Lisa Velekei Zarzeki and her husband, Jim, had a daughter, Sydney Rae, on June 29. Sydney has a 31/2-year-old brother, Colin.

NEWS OF 1991

From Melissa dePamphilis:

Please note that my e-mail address has changed, and let me know what is going on in your lives. 

I received an e-mail from Kim Burns Duffy. She and her husband, Bill, live in Pompton Lakes, N.J. Their first child, William Kieran, was born March 6. Kim has been working in the research division of Berlex Laboratories, a pharmaceutical company, for the past five years, concentrating on women’s health care. 

She keeps in touch with MaryLynn Swaney Rinker, who works in the art department of an art gallery guide and lives with her husband, David, in Bloomsbury, N.J. 

I also received an e-mail from Grace Zarnas-Hoyer and her husband, Robert Hoyer ’96. Grace worked for Wood Dining Services in Allentown as director of public affairs from 1995 to 2000. She then worked for Unisys Corp. in Blue Bell as senior communications consultant for global communications, until the birth of their son, Stephen Robert, on March 27. Robert owns Helmut Hoyer’s Foreign Car Sales & Service in Allentown.

From the Alumni House:

Sheila Pryor Walter was expecting a baby in September. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Dean Walter, and an 11-year-old stepson, Jackson.

Holly Derhammer returned to Moravian to receive her elementary certification and teaches seventh and eighth grades in Allentown.

NEWS OF 1990

From the Alumni House:

Rob Verrone and his wife, Sarah, had twin sons, Matthew Thomas and Daniel James, in June.

NEWS OF 1989

From Kerri Selland Pepoy:

Andrea Kohls Stewart and Richard Stewart ’88 have become proud parents of a 10-pound baby boy named Andrew. Andrea continues to work as associate director of admissions at Cedar Crest College; July marked her 10-year anniversary there. Richard works full-time for the U.S. Postal Service, doing in-house computer data work, and is an adjunct professor of history at Lehigh County Community College. He hopes to enroll in a Ph.D. program next year.

Tom Sigafoos bought a new home in Plymouth Meeting, where he has been a principal for five years in the Colonial School District. Tom has served as southeast regional representative to the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary School Principals for three years; and in October he became state representative to the National Association of Elementary School Principals. Tom earned his superintendent’s letter from Widener University this past spring and continues classes at Widener toward his doctorate in education.

Ed Goebel married Martha Noderer on March 25 in Las Vegas, and they became the proud parents of Corina Elizabeth on June 22. Bunk Hess attended Ed’s wedding and sent photos. (The highlight of the evening must have been the singing Elvis!) Ed and Martha teach on the Navajo Reservation in northeast Arizona.

Speaking of weddings, Nick Kolen got married to Kelli on May 20, 2000.

Joanne Varga recently moved from San Diego to Houston, where she continues work as a federal probation officer. Patty Borkowski took a trip to San Diego to visit Joanne shortly before her move.

Kathy Harcourt Bellante and her husband, Rob, have been married seven years. Their first child, Matthew, was born in March. Kathy has been working as an occupational therapist and loves it, but she has given up her job to become a stay-at-home mother.

From the Alumni House:

Richard McGinnis and his wife, Mary, of Allentown, have two daughters: Shannon Taylor, 4, and Reilly Maria, 2.

NEWS OF 1988

NEWS OF 1987 - Reunion Homecoming 2002

From Edie Fuchs Lewis:

Jane Harwick Dunsworth and her family have settled in Erie, where her husband, Ray, is an engineer. She devotes her time these days to caring for their five children, including Christopher Patrick, who joined his three sisters and brother on March 12. She also is home-schooling two of the girls.
From Helen Varady Keyser ’55:

Capt. Francis Donchez, son of Rose Mandic Donchez ’55, is the new police commissioner for the city of Bethlehem.

From the Alumni House:

Ray Pfeiffer and Pamela Messerschmidt Pfeiffer have two daughters, Elizabeth, 4, and Catherine, 1. Ray received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina and has taught in the department of accounting and information systems at the University of Massachusetts for the past seven years.

NEWS OF 1986 - Reunion Homecoming 2002

From Lynda Farrell Swartz:

I’ve had a chance to catch up with several classmates recently while planning our 15th reunion.

Rich Ascani is back in the area after living in New York and Chicago. He is married and works at Guardian Life Insurance Co. as an underwriting consultant.

Lauren Turnbach Brennan teaches fifth grade in the Bethlehem School District. She and her husband, Dennis, and their children, Kevin and Julia, recently moved to a new home in Bethlehem.

Carol Traupman-Carr has a 4-year-old son, Andrew, and has been appointed associate dean for academic affairs at Moravian.

Joan Kiefer Dickinson and her husband, Todd, live in Carlisle with their children, Evan and Claire. Joan is vice president for commercial lending at M&T Bank in Carlisle.

Rob Downes and his wife, Kimberly, live in the Poconos with their twins, Brooke and Grant. Rob teaches math at Mountain Lakes High School in New Jersey.

Corinne Parker Edmonds and her husband, Dave Edmonds ’85, have moved to Coopersburg, where they built a barn home. They have two sons, Parker and Connor. Corinne is an assistant chief underwriter with Guardian Life Insurance Co.

Carmela Marsala Griffo and her family, which includes daughters Julia and Claudia, live in Marlton, N.J. Carmela teaches sixth-grade French and Spanish in a new program called International Baccalaureate in Cherry Hill, N.J.

Scott Hoke and his wife, Desiree, expect their second child in March. Scott is the deputy warden at Northampton County Prison. He also coaches softball at Moravian.

Gail Poverman-Kave has been in private practice as a psychologist for 11 years. She and her husband, Bob, live in Manasquan, N.J.

Kelly Krieble is an assistant professor at Moravian, where he teaches a variety of science classes. He recently bought his first home in Bethlehem.

Bob Medina, his wife, Kathleen, and their children, Jeremy and Courtney, live in Sparta, N.J. “Bump” loves his work as an eighth-grade writing teacher and has been approved for tenure in the Sparta school system.

Jeanne Villano Petrucci finished her USTA tennis season and is planning her fall cooking classes. She also arranges fund-raising dinners for private schools in the Princeton, N.J., area. Jeanne and her husband, Jim, enjoy time with their children, Emilia and Joseph.

Shawn Higgins Schmitt and her husband, Dan, recently welcomed a son, Samuel.

John Walton teaches eighth-grade social studies in the Bethlehem School District. He also is a certified massage therapist.

Lori Palinkas Wynne lives in Asbury, N.J., with her husband, Joe, and their two sons.

We also received a note from Wayne Brotzman Jr., who lives in Nazareth and is a physician in family practice. He is married to Ann, and they have three children: Sarah, Nicholas, and Talia.

Lauren Schaffernoth DeFuria and her husband, Brian, just celebrated the first birthday of their son, Gavin. Lauren planned to go back to work this fall.

Donna Mackinshok Aslanian and her husband, Ed, have two daughters and are expecting a son in November.

James and I hope to have news from more of you after our reunion at Homecoming.

NEWS OF 1985

NEWS OF 1984

From Janet Gomes Feakes:

Two old friends e-mailed me in May with what they’ve been up to since graduation.

Susan Haas taught school for a year and realized it was not what she wanted to do. So she joined the U.S. Army and was commissioned a second lieutenant. She was on active duty in Korea and Kansas before getting married and moving to the state of Washington. Her husband also was in the Army, and they did a lot of moving: from Washington to Germany (Wiesbaden and Frankfurt) to Kansas, where she got a master’s degree in adult education, to Louisiana. In 1988, she moved to Northern Virginia, where she works now for the Department of Defense as a transportation management specialist and is also a major in the U.S. Army Reserve. She was recently remarried at West Point. Her second husband soon will retire from the Army after almost 22 years of active duty. They’ve bought a home in Stafford, Va., and he’ll be working as an executive contracting consultant.

Sue is in touch with Valerie Hand Morris ’85, who just had a baby boy, Sean Walter, on April 27. Sue visited with Valerie and her husband, John Morris ’86, at their beautiful home in Barnegat.

John Horchner writes that for the last 11 years he has been working between Providence, R.I., where his company, Travmar Destination Directories, is located, and New York. Shortly after he married two years ago, he and his wife bought a house in Vermont near Killington.

Lynn A. Muschlitz '85