Class Notes

NEWS OF 1978

From the Alumni House:

Wei-Chi Wee, who lives in Singapore, has started a new job for a family company called Kheong Leong.

Pat Corpora is senior vice president for marketing for AOL/Time Warner. He and his wife, Sandy, have moved to a house outside Leesburg, Va. Its renovation keeps Sandy busy.

Daniel Nigito is founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Legacy Planning Network in Bethlehem and has written another book, Don’t Die Until You Read This: The Seven-Step Program for Creating and Preserving Your Financial Legacy.


NEWS OF 1977 - Reunion May 31 - June 1

From Vince Pantalone:

Greetings to my classmates and cherished Moravian friends.

Tom Ortwein is officially off my “missing-in-action” list. He and his wife, Linda, live in Greenwich, Conn., with their children, Jessica and Max. Tom runs the equity capital markets group at CIBC World Markets, an investment-banking arm of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. The Ortweins were planning a trip to Alaska in August.

Tom keeps tabs on Gregg McNelis, George Garland, and Dave Corrigan. The last he heard, Dave Ricciardi ’79 was working for pen-maker Bic in its Latin American markets; Bic Vogel was living in the Pittsburgh area; and Jack Ferry ’78 runs a successful business in Hazleton and is involved with a school for mentally disabled children.

Jim Langner and his wife, Renee, live in Missouri City, Texas, where Jim is vice president of Homehealth Lab of America. They have three athletic boys: Kyle, 17, Ryan, 14, and Tyler, 11.

Dan Miltenberger and his wife, Mary, have moved to State College, where Dan, a retired lieutenant colonel, teaches Army ROTC at Penn State. Dan and Mary will be traveling to Bethlehem this fall to see the youngest two of their four sons—Kevin ’04 and Michael ’05— playing football for the Hounds.

Sam Guncler was in a national touring production of The Gathering, starring Hal Linden. The company traveled through Delaware, Florida, and California before returning to New York. Between productions, Sam spends time with his wife, Alison Loeb, and their 4-year-old son, Ron.  

I invite all friends and classmates to Camp Hill (near Harrisburg) to see our new location. Please be in touch!


NEWS OF 1976


NEWS OF 1975

From Vince Pantalone ’77:

Gerry Bailey is a grandfather of four. He and his wife live in Brick, N.J. He is a computer programmer and still sounds like he loves his oldies.  


NEWS OF 1974

From Cyndee Andreas Grifo:

Colleen Senters Witmer and her husband, Bill Witmer ’73, live in Frazer. After working for Sears for 27 years, Colleen has become general manager of its King of Prussia store. In her free time, she plays golf and tennis. Bill works as a medical photographer for the department of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School.


NEWS OF 1973

From the Alumni House:

Richard Segall and his wife, Carrie Beth, welcomed Ella Anya into their family on February 25. She joins 6-year-old Mason.


NEWS OF 1972 - Reunion May 31 - June 1

From the Alumni House:

Tom Schwanda has been promoted to associate professor of spiritual formation at Reformed Bible College in Grand Rapids, Mich., and continues to serve as adjunct professor of Christian spirituality at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif. He has contributed seven entries to the forthcoming Upper Room Spiritual Formation Dictionary, including articles on John Amos Comenius, John Hus, and Count Nicholas von Zinzendorf.


NEWS OF 1971


NEWS OF 1970

From Denise Maday Greiner:

Diane Williams Fosco received a master’s degree in public administration from Marywood University in Scranton. The degree was conferred on Mother’s Day, with Diane’s proud daughter and two grandchildren present.


NEWS OF 1969

From Wayne Beaver:

Howdy, folks. I’d like to pass on a short note about the next generation. Jerry Clymer and his wife, Terri, have a son, Marc, who has moved to Phoenix. He is newly graduated form Ursinus College and about to begin a career in advertising here in Arizona. We welcome Marc and look forward to visits from his parents.


NEWS OF 1968


NEWS OF 1967 - Reunion May 31 – June 1


NEWS OF 1966


NEWS OF 1965


NEWS OF 1964

From Kathleen Cavanaugh:

Thanks to the members of the Class of ’64 who responded to my Internet call for news.

I swapped e-mails with Janice Whitfield Landis, who reported that she and her husband, John Landis ’65, own and operate Vynecrest Winery, just west of Allentown. Jan is president of Lehigh Valley Wine Trail, a nine-member winery group. The Landises’ Web site, www.vynecrest.com, has more information on their wine, which is sometimes sipped at Moravian events.

You never know where a Moravian education will take you. It has taken Alan Zelt all over the world, beginning with the U.S. Navy’s flight program at Pensacola Naval Air Station and Air Intelligence School in Denver; then to Vietnam as part of Gen. William Westmoreland’s intelligence staff, followed by a three-year assignment in Hawaii. Alan is currently executive vice president of Keytech Corp., a specialty chemical company. He travels the world but calls Seattle home. He and his wife plan to retire to the south of France, where they want to open a small restaurant between Perpignan and Narbonne.

Then there are Kathy Zanelli Bednar and her husband, Bob, who went on a three-week, six-city European concert tour with 150 high school students. Bob conducted; Kathy did the bed checks.

For the past four years, Bruce Coull has traveled to Chernobyl, Ukraine, where he directs a project as part of his work as dean of the School of the Environment at the University of South Carolina. In May 2000, he started a program in the Philippines to train engineers in sustainable environment techniques. As Bruce says, the environment is everywhere—and a Moravian education will take you there.

Ron dePaolo reports that Andy Semmel, William Horwath ’65, and he spent the week after Memorial Day fishing together in the majestic lakes of the Mississagi River system of Southwest Ontario. Ron says college degrees, even advanced ones, add little to the wisdom quotient of some adults when it comes to fishing. But the three are still friends and plan to return next spring, with larger supplies of bug repellent and sunburn lotion.

After retiring from teaching in the Southern Lehigh School District, Craig Borst is busier than ever as the educational technology specialist at Moravian Academy. Craig also hosts several programs for RCN, a local cable TV system in the Lehigh Valley. The trolley takes him (figuratively) to Kennebunkport, Maine, where he can be found operating antique trolley cars at the Seashore Trolley Museum. Craig is one of my “double” classmates; I hope to hear from other members of Bethlehem’s Liberty High School Class of ’60.

It turns out Pat Schillinger Hensinger is practically my neighbor, just eight miles away in Woodbury, N.J. We have some common interests: Pat is on the board of the Gloucester County Historical Society, and one of my clients is the Gloucester County Cultural and Heritage Commission.

Molly Krater Dinnen retired after 35 years of teaching in Orange, Conn. She’s now a docent in the dinosaur section of the Peabody Science Museum, a docent in Colonial costume for local historic house tours, a volunteer at Yale University’s Center for British Art, and a reader for the blind on the radio.

I hope many more long-lost classmates will surprise me with an update on where a Moravian education has taken them.

69ers and Others Get Together in Massachusettes

Linda Evans Shotkus '69 and her husband, Stanley, held an alumni reception at their home in Dedham, Mass., on October 15. Above are Stan and Linda with Moravian president Ervin J. Rokke.

Above are William H. T. Eichhold Jr. '69, Walter R. Hatfield Jr. '69, Dana Burt Donaldson '69, Richard Balmer '69, and Melissa E. Young '94.

Also present were Jan R. Gollins '72, Joseph W. Karaman '70, Lauren Nicholas '01, Michael D. Schrenko '70, and Richard J. Segall '73.

Photos: Joan Lardner Paul