NEWS OF 1964
Reunion May 21-22, 2004
From the Alumni House:
Donna Hocker, who had been the business manager of a large Lutheran church,
retired to Fayetteville two years ago and volunteers in the bookstore at the Lutheran Seminary
in Gettysburg. Donna has three daughters: a doctor, a Lutheran minister, and a dressmaker.
Her son is an engineer and fighter pilot for the Navy.
NEWS OF 1963
From Bill Leicht:
“Let the Good Times
Roll” was the theme for the 40th reunion of the Class of ’63 in May. A huge
downpour washed out the parade on Saturday—so much for the Corvettes driven by John
Shigo and Harry ’64 and Genie Dooley—but
did not dampen the spirits of the alums. Don Vogel brought the theme
banner. John, from Maryland, made arrangements for the Corvettes from his National Corvette
A great turnout brought folks from all over the country. Gary Sandercock and
his wife, Donna, Marty Garcia and his wife, Eileen, and Don Egli flew
in from California. Don Vogel and his wife, JoAnn, came from Cincinnati, and Carol ’64
and I made it in from Arizona.
Dave Cornelius, president-elect of the Moravian Alumni Association’s
Board of Directors, came from his new home in North Carolina.
It was great seeing Grove and Ann Stoddard, down from
Connecticut, and Chuck and Bonnie Stoltz, who are getting
ready for Wimbledon tennis (to watch on TV, of course).
We were thrilled to see Stan (Stosh) and Gwynne Gilbert ’64
again, who both looked terrific.
Ted Meixell, who was able to tear himself away from the Morning Call for
a day, was there with his wife, Judy. We missed Paul Reinhard, who Ted
said was on assignment.
It was nice seeing Bill Pysher and Tom Grammes. Bob
Dietrich and his wife, Stephanie, kept things lively at their table, and Bob said
he had tried to coerce Tony Gawronski to return.
Pete ’62 and Judy SantaMaria (who worked on the
reunion committee) looked great.
One of the highlights of my weekend was seeing Ken Sepe and Joe
Castellano, both Class of ’61. We were roommates in the old OGO House during
our sophomore year. I was originally a member of the ’61 class but took a two-year
A lot of OGO alumni attended the OGO meeting, had their picture taken, and welcomed six
newly pledged brothers. After several years of expulsion, the OGOs are now, thanks to some
very hard-working alumni, ready to grow back on the Moravian campus. A special thanks to Tony “Monk” Morelli ’59
and Pete Chimera ’88 for their alumni leadership.
Though they couldn’t attend the reunion, I had long telephone conversations with Jim
Kelyman and Bill Hino. Jim and his wife, Carole, are retired
and living in Sebastian, Fla. Bill and JoAnn live a short distance from us here in Scottsdale.
Bill is retired but still does part-time work for the Oakland A’s and Arizona Diamondbacks.
I have digital pictures of the reunion that I can e-mail to anyone who would like them.
From the Alumni House:
Donald Vogel celebrated his 40th year with the American Lung Association
in June. All Don and JoAnn’s daughters and their families, including seven grandchildren,
live in the Cincinnati area.
Winnie Hearn Zeller has returned to the Lehigh Valley after an interesting
career in early childhood education. She is running a drop-in program for middle schoolers
called Just For Kids at Episcopal Church of the Mediator in Allentown.
NEWS OF 1962
NEWS OF 1961
From Sam Maczko:
Anita Filler Noonan,
who teaches seventh grade in Morris Plains, N.J., still finds teaching a rewarding career
and is not ready to retire, though her husband, Paul ’60, has
been retired from education for three years. Paul works part-time in construction and
enjoys hiking the Appalachian Trail. Paul and Anita have two children, both of whom were
married in 2000. Their son Scott ’89 is a lawyer. Their daughter
Erin graduated from the University of Delaware and is a reading specialist. She also
is the mother of a baby boy, who is the Noonans’ first grandchild.
Barry Gaal resides in Bethlehem and is an associate vice president for
business services at Lehigh University. Barry still enjoys golf and will join Joe
Castellano, Ken Sepe, and me at the Gus Rampone Golf Scholarship
Tournament. Joe, Ken, and I attended the OGO fraternity induction ceremony on March 17.
Joe continues to be involved in the re-colonization of the fraternity.
Jeff Gannon teaches secondary social studies in the Woodlands, Texas,
John Bregman is looking forward to the wedding of his son, Keith ’95,
NEWS OF 1960
From Peter French:
I’ve talked to Bob
Russoli on the phone. He and Anita live in Mechanicsburg but are building
a place in Naples, Fla., that should be finished by December. He has promised to drive
up to Sarasota for golf with Tony Falco and me.
I’ve also been in contact with Joanne Mazur O’Such, who has
retired from the College’s Board of Trustees after seven years.
Ted Wilde sent an e-mail saying all’s well in Miami, where he and
his wife, Margaret, live. He is a pastor at Prince of Peace Moravian Church.
Dale Taylor in Canada has had a busy life since her Moravian days—living
in Nicaragua in the ’60s and raising four children. She spent the ’70s back
in Canada, teaching. In the ’80s, Dale returned to school and began a career with
Shell Canada Ltd., winding up as a business analyst. Now retired, Dale travels, has done
some teaching in Honduras, and rejoices in her five grandchildren. She also spends time
in outreach work for the Moravian Church and some contract work for Shell.
Pam Parker Lange writes from Texas about raising two daughters in the ’60s
with her husband, Jack, and finishing her degree at Southern Methodist University, where
she eventually taught and went to graduate school before enrolling in Rice Institute’s
publishing program. After a career with the Dallas public library system, where she wound
up as marketing/publicity director, Pam has returned to teaching at SMU. She’s president
of the Friends of SMU Libraries and an officer of the Faculty Senate. She saves time for
We need to hear from more of you as we get ready for our 45th reunion in 2005.
NEWS OF 1959
Reunion May 21-22, 2004
From Kathy Werst Detwiler:
Pat Conover Deiner has
been caring for her mother-in-law, who had suffered a very serious fall. Pat’s
children are visiting family in Bulgaria, and another son is stationed in Okinawa. With
our younger son in Iraq, I can relate to all Pat’s wishes for the speedy and safe
return of our military. Wayne and I will travel to Germany in November to spend time
with our son’s family.
Mary Lesin Machenzie Ayala visited Honolulu in May to celebrate her son’s
birthday. We were not able to link up, since our trip took place in early June for our
older son’s change of command.
NEWS OF 1958
NEWS OF 1957
From Pearl Stein:
My apologies to Carmella
Carrescia, whose name was omitted from the group of friends who regularly
hold a mini-reunion to attend the Moravian College Vespers in December. Prior to the
trip to Bethlehem, Carmella has been a gracious hostess at her home in Roseto for Karen
Johnson Berry and her husband, Harold, and Cornelia Schlotter.
Celebrating Founder’s Day at Moravian gave me the opportunity to remember our first
year at Moravian College for Women. Dorothy Ruyak ’54 and Helen
Varady Keyser ’55 assisted our gracious hostess, Mrs. Ervin Rokke, at tea,
where we enjoyed Moravian sugar cake. A Lovefeast service was held in the chapel on South
Meridian West Fulton ’56, Beverly Bell ’56, Cornelia
Schlotter, and I had the pleasure of being seated at lunch with John Weeren, Moravian
archivist, who shared some of his ongoing research with us. Later, Nancy Zeleski
Frantz ’53, and I took a tour of the beautiful new academic building.
Though Cornelia and I were the only members from the Class of ’57 attending Founder’s
Day, we had the pleasure of greeting Anne Enright ’52, Lois
Lutz Geehr ’54, and her husband, Frederic, Shirley Beck Dutt ’54,
and Joan Landrock Schlegel ’55.
Cornelia and I have given oral histories of our memories of Moravian College for Women.
If you’d like to share your memories of the first year at college, contact the Alumni
I would like to devote my next column to the men in our class—if I get some news
NEWS OF 1956