Class Notes

NEWS OF 1978

From the Alumni House:

R. Scott Smith presented two papers at the annual American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery meeting in Newport Beach, Calif., in May.

NEWS OF 1977

NEWS OF 1976

NEWS OF 1975

From the Alumni House:

The experiences of Charlotte Liptak and her husband, Bob Kuhn, on September 11, 2001, caused them to rethink everything about their lives, she writes. Charlotte, an attorney for life insurance firms, was in the office of a client on Wall Street when the planes hit the World Trade Center; and Bob was at home on their boat, SarahSong, a 60-foot steel trawler, which is docked in Washington, D.C., and saw the explosion at the Pentagon. Charlotte decided to leave her job so they could spend their time cruising on SarahSong. Starting in February 2002, they proceeded down the Chesapeake Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway, crossed Florida by the Okeechobee Waterway, and got to New Orleans for Mardi Gras 2003. She says they stop where they please and work or visit family and friends. After a fall stopover for boat maintenance in Galveston, they plan to continue on their unscheduled way.

NEWS OF 1974
Reunion May 22-22 2004

NEWS OF 1973

From the Alumni House:

Lynn Buralli Perezny
was named educator of the year by the Palm Beach County Council for Exceptional Children. Lynn returned to music education after obtaining an M.B.A. and working 17 years in banking. She has been teaching music in a middle school and integrates her exceptional learning students in her classes by structuring lessons so they can be adapted to different abilities.

NEWS OF 1972

From the Alumni House:

We have just learned of the passing of Sue Anne Halliday Dickert, who died November 29, 2002. Despite the poor health from which she suffered from childhood, Sue Anne lived a full life. Her father has put together a tribute book of her poems and letters, photographs, memorabilia from her College days, and other materials, which will be donated to the Moravian College Archives. Our sympathies to her husband, Don Dickert ’71, and their children, Jeffrey and Amy.

NEWS OF 1971

NEWS OF 1970

NEWS OF 1969
Reunion May 21-22, 2004

From Caroline Funk Rabold:

Hello, dear classmates! It is with great pleasure that I accept the position of class correspondent for the Class of ’69. But it has been a long time since we’ve had much news from anyone. I want to encourage you to let us know what you’ve been up to. What’s old news to you might be new to us. Please write or e-mail me about your career, travels, family, education, etc.

This past March, five of our classmates traveled to Hilton Head, S.C., for a week-long reunion: Dana Burt Donaldson, Ann Egolf Peterson, Linda Evans Shotkus, Martha Poole, and myself. We walked on the beach, cooked, and saw the sights of Savannah, just a short drive away.

Dana and her husband, John, recently moved from Connecticut where they raised two sons, James, 29, and Tim, 27. Dana works out of her home studio as a semi-retired interior designer. She has built and decorated a beautiful retirement home in Warren, Vt., where she and John love to downhill and cross-country ski.

Ann lives in Shawano, Wis., with her husband, Duane, and works for the Wisconsin State Department of Commerce. She has three children, Joseph, 30, Robyn, 28, and John, 25. When not traveling in her motor home, she sews for two granddaughters: Meredith, 2, and Maggie, 6 months.

Linda recently relocated to Weston, Mass., with her husband, Stan, and daughter Jenni, 14. Linda owns Potpourri Designs, a small specialty chain of seven stores in Massachusetts and Connecticut, that feature women’s apparel. She is also involved in e-commerce. Her website is When not involved in her business, she can be found in her garden or at Moravian, where she and Jim Hutchinson are members of the Board of Trustees.

Martha is winding down a long career in commercial real estate in Virginia. She and her husband, Rick Cawthorne, have moved to Wilmington, N.C., where she is remodeling their new home. She plans to go back to school!

As for me, I’ve been living in Stroudsburg with my husband, Jay, for the past 30 years. We have three daughters, Jennifer, 33, Kimberly, 27, and Lindsey, 25. I love working in our county library, gardening, traveling, and spending time with my grandsons, Jackson and Clayton, both 2 years old.

Nancy Glassmoyer Brittingham and her husband, Stan, live in Haddam, Conn. After many years of teaching elementary school, Nancy has become a principal. She also is a competitive ice-skater. I’ve seen her on video and she is wonderful! Her twins, Lindsey and Richie, recently graduated from college.

Betty Lee Ashmore owns and operates a used bookstore in San Diego, Calif. She is considering moving back to Pennsylvania.

If any of you has not registered an e-mail address with the college or updated an old one, please do so. And keep the news coming!

NEWS OF 1968

From the Alumni House:

We received this letter from Roger Williams:

“ As of this writing, the Class of ’68 appears to be alive and well. I am the unfortunate one who was not able to attend our 35th reunion and catch up with everyone brave enough to attend. Bob Bilse was generous enough to allow his unlimited weekend minutes to be used to call me. They passed his phone around the table.

“ Last summer, when I began writing this little piece of nostalgia, Jimmy Buffett was in the background with the sun bouncing off the waves of Monterey Bay.

“ Bob and I and Kent Hollinger gathered with our wives, Buffy, Muffy, and Dakota, at my company compound on the beach in Monterey for a glorious week of wine-tasting, seafood consumption, and cooking with tequila. Nothing really does change among friends.

“ Days began with misty sunrises over the artichoke fields of Castroville, and evenings started with toasting the golden sunsets descending into the bay. We spent our days taking in the wonders of the peninsula, highlighted by the Monterey Aquarium, 17-Mile Drive at Pebble Beach, the Steinbeck Museum in Salinas, Phil’s at Moss Landing, Bob’s attempt to talk his way into his old military base, and the ambrosia burgers at Nepenthe in Big Sur.”

NEWS OF 1967

NEWS OF 1966

NEWS OF 1965

Alumni Weekend 2003

David Maltby ’78, Mary Yanno Abbuhl ’78, Dave Abbuhl ’78, Tom Farnish ’78, Shane Palmer ’78, Glenn Smith ’78, and William Towne ’78 celebrate their 25th reunion.

Members of the class of 1968 celebrate their 35th reunion by having a wonderful time at the Reunion Gala. Above middle are Jane Larzelere Wachinski ’68 and her husband, Albert, and above, J. Michael Dowd ’68, Kathleen Doyle Dowd ’68, and Ginger Rooks Stage ’68.

Photos: Gregory M. Fota ’69, above top, and Tim Gilman ’73, above middle and above.