NEWS OF 1965
Reunion May 20-21
Bowman continues his work
with hospices throughout the United Kingdom, participating this
fall in bereavement and counseling workshops and conferences
in Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Britain. In May,
he was plenary speaker at the Association of Children's
Hospices in Bristol. Ted's poem, Places, was included
in a recent artist/poet collection about the homeless.
From the Alumni House:
In January, Kevyn
Depuy Malloy is ending her psychotherapy practice after 20 years so she can concentrate on her executive
and personal coaching business. She and her husband, Anthony Panzetta, moved to an over-55
community in December. They have a combined total of six grandchildren in Georgia and
NEWS OF 1964
From Kathleen Cavanaugh:
Greetings from Haddonfield!
Unfortunately, I was unable to attend Alumni Weekend in May, as my consulting business
is weekend-intense. But I have lots of news to share via firsthand reports from Molly
Krater Dinneen and Judy Morecz Simpson, as well as the reunion booklet.
Apple supervises special
education teachers in several Schuylkill County school districts.
She was unable to attend the reunion because of surgery after
a bad fall. Hope she's doing better!
Zanelli Bednar retired
from public-school education after a rewarding 37-year career.
Her husband, Bob, retired in 2002, but Kathy writes that he
failed retirement and is back teaching music at Caldwell
College. They spend their free time traveling, volunteering,
and visiting their condo at Sea Isle City, N.J. They have spent
New Year's Eve for 35 years with Pat Schillinger
Hensinger and her husband, Bill.
Chapin Smith Blair lives
in Dixon, Ill. (birthplace of Ronald Reagan), with her husband,
Don. They skipped the reunion because they'd been east just
a few weeks earlier for their granddaughter
Sarah's first communion. Chapin has been a freelance photographer
for 45 years.
Borst retired from the
Southern Lehigh School District as media specialist and joined
the staff of Moravian Academy as head of its technology department.
He retired from that position in June.
Craig and his wife, Darlene Refsnider Borst '67, frequently travel
to Maine, where they're often joined by Tom Apjohn '63
and his wife. Craig and Darlene have a son and a daughter.
Coull also couldn't attend. He travels extensively as dean of
the University of South Carolina’s School of the Environment
and as president of the U.S. Council of Environmental Deans and
Directors. He and his wife have been married 37 years and
have a son who is an assistant professor at Harvard University
and a daughter who is a social worker in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Krater Dinneen is busy wearing many volunteer hats at Yale University's
Peabody Museum, the Yale Center
for British Art, recording for the blind and dyslexic in New
Haven, and being a docent for a colonial house in Orange, Conn.
She and her husband, Jim, are avid golfers and
Ziegler Flint is an
officer in compliance/tax bond operations for SunTrust Bank. She lives in Richmond, Va.
She has two children and is a grandmother. Bill and Pat Schillinger Hensinger have two
grandchildren. They travel frequently. Pat also volunteers at the local historical society.
Jackson and Dianne have
been married 38 years and have two daughters and three grandchildren. Jeff is regional
sales manager for Volpe Express and has served as a Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic
Association and college volleyball official for 14 years and softball official for 35
years. They travel in Europe, the Bahamas, and the United States.
Rockovits Leicht traveled
from Scottsdale, Ariz., with her husband, Bill Leicht '63,
for the reunion. They have been married 40 years and have two
daughters and four grandchildren. Carol and Bill
are realestate agents with RE/MAX and are active in the church
Martin and his wife,
Pat, were in Europe. Bill is a supervising auditor for the New Jersey Division of Taxation/Treasury
Department and is looking forward to retirement.
Merola is chairman of
the department of obstetrics and gynecology at St. Luke’s Hospital and Health Network
in the Lehigh Valley.
Mushrush Jr. retired as
a math teacher from the Quakertown Community Schools. He and Anna have two sons.
Hassler Noble and her
husband, Alan, have moved from a house on the Severn River in Maryland to five acres
in the mountains of Virginia. Ginny is a teacher/therapist in early childhood special
education with a focus on pre-school children with autism. They missed the reunion because
they were at the wedding of one of their three children.
Huff Osmun also has
retired from teaching and enjoys her grandchildren.
Johnston Paine and her
husband, Cedric, still live in West Newton, Mass. Joy is a reading and writing specialist
at the Fessenden School. Their daughter, a recent graduate of the University of Hartford,
is a member of the Hartford Ballet.
Proctor retired as a math teacher in the Whitehall-Coplay School
District, but he hasn't left. He is the
football team's equipment manager! He also volunteers as the
billing manager for his daughter, who is a podiatrist.
For 16 years, Peggy
Jurman Quinn and her husband, Frank, have lived in Charlotte, N.C., where they own Management
Recruiters of Charlotte-East, specializing in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries.
Peggy and Frank are planning an upcoming Alaska cruise and a week in Australia.
Reitars Silowka retired
from the Allentown School District after 30 years as a elementary teacher in five different
schools. She and Walter have three children. They enjoy boating as a family on their
42- foot Carver Sport Sedan.
Simpson sent an e-mail chock-full of news about the reunion as
well as her dual life in York County
and Cape Cod, where the family gathers every summerincluding
the three Simpson children, three grandchildren, and Judy's
mother, whom many of you undoubtedly remember from Moravian's
is active on community boards and has chaired a York County Honors
Choir125 talented kids from every
York school districtfor eight years. In the six
degrees of separation category,
Judy's husband, Bill, attended the U.S. Air Force Academy
with Erv Rokke, Moravian's
president, and was in the Rokkes' wedding!
Saderholm Stiansen and
her husband moved to Kenya in March to begin a new career with the African Inland Mission:
pastor and caregiver to missionaries all over East Africa. They live in Nairobi and travel
to remote areas on a small single-engine airplane. Before moving, Linda worked as a nurse
for Upper Bucks Orthopedics in Sellersville.
Still and his wife,
Erika, have two children and three grandchildren. Jerry has been active regionally and
nationally with the Institute for Supply Management, as well as for several community
organizations, including the Pocono Outdoor Club, Musikfest, Boy Scouts, USA Track & Field,
and the Moravian Church Council. He is a member of several military organizations and
will retire from the U.S. Air Force Reserve in July.
Trotsky reports that
she has retired as a school psychologist with the Bethlehem Area School District.
Damiani Watt is a physical
Wallace and Doug
Wilkins have three children and two grandchildren. Marge reports that she is finishing more than
25 years as an educator. Doug has retired as a high school principal but still coaches
football. This is his 39th season as head coach in Mountain Lakes, N.J. They travel,
play golf, and enjoy Long Beach Island, N.J.
Willis is enjoying retirement
from the FBI. Molly Dinneen says she and John discussed his interest
in genealogy and that he's meeting relatives he never knew
via Internet searches!
reported that she and Dick Wilsey were amazed by the disappearance
of the big center staircase in Comenius Hall!
Molly sent me the reunion
photo in which Andrea auf der Heyde, Betsy Graeff Barry, Kathy Zanelli Bednar, Molly
herself, Harry Dooley, Greta Ziegler Flint, Pat Schillinger Hensinger, Jeff Jackson,
Barbara Yoder Iobst and Stan Iobst, Carol Rockovits Leicht, Joe Merola, Linda
Karen Huff Osmun, Joy Johnston Paine, Judy Simpson, Jerry Still, Lynne
Nafash Warnke, Byron Waterman, Ed Weinhofer, Marge Wallace Wilkins and Doug Wilkins, John Willis, and
Dick Wilsey all looked fantastically fit!
am an independent consultant to nonprofit organizations, specializing
in board development and strategic planning.
After sitting on too many airport runways for too many hours
over too many years, I decided a few years ago to keep my business
within driving range between my house in Haddonfield
and an apartment in Manhattan. I've also been doing a bit of
my own strategic
planning, and I'm busy tackling the Italian language
in preparation for moving to Italy in two or three years. I've
outlined a series of bilingual children's
books I plan to write about the adventures of the "Katz
Girls", Oona and
Rosie, my current feline housemates.
NEWS OF 1963
From Bill Leicht:
returned to Moravian in May for Carol's 40th reunion. The weather
was great this time.
was happy to see her '64 Phi Mu Epsilon sisters Molly
Krater Dinneen, Pat Schillinger Hensinger, Kathy Zanelli
Bednar, and Linda Garo Olson. They
were quite a bunch, as I remember, and for this weekend, nothing
had changed! We were unable to
attend the Saturday night dinner dance and missed
seeing John Viglione and Connie Latchaw Viglione '64. But
our lunch table on Saturday, I talked with ex-footballer Ed
Weinhofer '64 and his wife, Marge. Everyone looked
wonderful. Witness the class picture.
had a long conversation with Harry Dooley '64, there with his
lovely wife, Genie Billiard. We both missed
Bob Mushrush Jr. '64, with whom we were roomies
in the OGO house. I talked to Dave Cornelius, the current alumni
who made a presentation at the luncheon.
was great seeing the old OGO fraternity brothers who were on
hand to help with the weekend: Sam Maczko, Ken Sepe,
and Joe Castellano, all from the Class of 1961.
Also, Tony "Monk" Morelli '59
spoke at the luncheon.
received several Morning Call columns by Paul Reinhard '65 from
Carol's sister. Paul is retiring from
the paper after more than 40 years.
Lou Stocker Jones '50,
a dear friend and fellow Scottsdale resident, I received a newspaper
clipping about the retirement of Don Vogel.
He and Joann live in Cincinnati, where he was executive director
of the American Lung Association of Ohio's Southwest region.
Carol and I headed for San
Diego later in July to see a Padres game. Then we went to Los Angeles to meet Marty
Garcia and his wife, Eileen, and see the Dodgers play the Pirates.
graduating from the Seminary in 1966, Gary Straughan served
Moravian pastorates in Wisconsin, California, Indiana, and Lititz.
In 2002, when Dave Wickmann '64 was elected
president of the Northern Province of the Moravian Church in
North America, Gary
was elected to fill out Dave's term as president of the
Eastern District executive board. Their quadrennial synod was
held this summer, and Gary was elected to a four-year term. During
his eighth grandchild was born in Wisconsin. Gary and Amy live
in Historic Bethlehem.
Gary visited with Chuck
Harberg last fall. Chuck is retired from Xerox and does interim pastoral work for the Moravian
Church in Wisconsin.
Gary now works in the same
building where Chuck Stoltz volunteers after his retirement from teaching. They speak
Nicholas serves as pastor
of St. Paul’s congregation in Upper Marlboro, Md. He had dinner with Gary and Amy
last spring. Steve has just finished a revision of his book The Moravian Way of Evangelism.
Gary also speaks often with
Larry Wetzel, now pastor of the Moravian Church in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisc. He and Janet
are contemplating retirement in Arizona.
NEWS OF 1962
NEWS OF 1961
From Sam Maczko:
Astbury Decker sent a nice letter indicating that all
is well with her. In April she got together with Nancy
Warren Van Dyke and Silvia Rubens '62.
They traveled to Charleston, S.C., and Savannah, Ga., to enjoy
the Festival of Houses and
Gardens. They enjoyed the Southern hospitality
of both cities. Their friend Audrey Hair Meinke '60 was
unable to join them for the trip, but they get together on a
In May, Sue and Silvia visited
Nancy for a weekend on the North Shore of Long Island. Nancy’s husband was in charge
of a charitable fundraiser, which involved a tour of local homes.
Sepe, Joe Castellano,
and I attended Alumni Weekend in May. We helped Monk
Morelli '59 with the Reunion Parade. It
was strange to see the men and women of the Class of 1954 walking
in the parade, but the College was not coeducational at that
time. It was good to see Harry Dooley '64
and reminisce about his pledge days as an OGO. Harry drove
his classic Corvette
in the parade. Bill Leicht '63 traveled from Arizona
for the occasion and still looks fit.
had not seen Doug Wilkins 64 since graduation. He is well and
retired from teaching but still coaches the Mountain
Lakes, N.J., varsity football team. Doug has been extremely successful
as a coach and has the longest tenure of any varsity coach in
Gannon still teaches
high school in the Woodlands, Texas, area.
From the Alumni House:
a graduate of Moravian Theological Seminary (1965), served as
a chaplain for the U.S. Air Force until 1991. Then he became
chaplain for the Mobile County, Ala., sheriff's
office and FBI office. After retiring in 1997, Tom and his wife
moved to the Pacific coast of Mexico for its clean air. The
area is beautiful, and the climate is perfect.
He highly recommends both.
NEWS OF 1960
Reunion May 20-21
From Peter French:
just found out something. We may have a lot of addresses that
are all wrong! I sent a letter to the
first 25 names on the class list, asking for news. Seven came
back marked undeliverable. That's almost 30 percent! I'll
have to think of a better way to get in touch.
got a letter from Ed
retired after 32 years with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
He now does some consulting for bank regulators. He and his
wife, Pat, have three grown sons and seven grandchildren.
Pat works part-time in the publications department of the Moravian
Church, Northern Province. Ed golfs as often as possible, frequently
with Ed Kovacs '53.
Falco '57 and I
are planning a Moravian alumni event for the last weekend in
March in Sarasota. Fred Woitscheck '56 sent
a card saying he hoped to make it. We'd like to get a
good crowd of residents and snowbirds. There will be a dinner
and a show at the Asolo Theater on Friday. On Saturday, the
plan is a tour of the Ringling Museum in the morning,
a luncheon report on the College, and golf or shopping in the
afternoon. Let me know if this sounds like something you'd
like to do. We hope it will be the first annual Sun- Coast
you can't be here in March, I hope to see everyone at our 45th
reunion in May 2005. Take care. Stay healthy.
NEWS OF 1959
From Kathy Werst Detwiler:
the weekend of May 22, our class renewed "college ties [that]
can ne'er be broken" at
our 45th reunion. Our activities included a block party, parade,
reunion luncheons and dinner. The Alumni House staff did a superb
job planning and organizing these events.
Sharon and Gordon
from Camp Hill. Sharon is chair of the sociology department at Lebanon Valley College.
Gordie is retired as a general surgeon. Their older daughter is a junior at Moravian;
their younger daughter, 11-year-old Alexis, was adopted from China eight years ago.
Silver Spring, Md., came Neil Boyer, who has a daughter, Sabrina,
employed by Conservation International, and
a son, Gary, a senior at St. Mary's College. After a 40-year
career with the federal government, Neil retired in 2003. During
past 25 years, he represented the State
Department at meetings of the World Health Organization and the
Universal Postal Union.
Felver Conners retired
from teaching in the Easton School District in 2002. She and Roger were active in our
Ed Goldberg and Jeanette
Mirne Cornblatt joined us from New Jersey, where she works for the U.S. Army as an intelligence
analyst. After retirement in the next year or so, Jeanette looks forward to additional
time for friends and traveling. Her son, Larry, is a chef in Vermont; daughter Wendy
is in South Jersey working as an employment specialist for the disabled. Grandchildren
Adam and Coty are both 14 and looking forward to entering high school.
de Frank returned from
a European trip just in time. He has a permanent residence in California.
John and Virginia
Dancy Dickie traveled from Bel Air, Md., where Ginny is active in church and community volunteer work,
in particular editor of the monthly church newsletter and bimonthly community center
newsletter. They enjoy visits to their daughter Lauren and the company of four-year-old
granddaughter Anne Elizabeth. Son John IV was married September 18 at the Washington
Conover Diener, now
retired as secretary of transportation for the Great Valley School District, relates
much of her life through the lives of her four married sons and four grandchildren. Patti
is downsizing her home and volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and Relay for Life, an
American Cancer Society fundraiser.
Dreher Honey, retired
from teaching, is tutoring and substituting in an English as a Second Language class.
Her married son lives in the Bethlehem area and her married daughter in Alabama. Traveling
to Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and the Caribbean have kept Betsy busy for the past
Lilly joined us from
Maryland. He is retired as sales manager for Waldorf Tires.
Pat and Monk Morelli worked
tirelessly in our efforts to win the Spirit Award for the parade. They even dressed us
all in matching red 1959 Priceless T-shirts!
Samuel Trueblood and Susan
LeTowt Peverley also traveled from Bel Air, Md. Susan has three grown children and 10
grandchildren. She is self-employed as owner, farmer, and property manager of her farms.
Susan still finds time for an occasional college course, a workout at the gym, tennis,
swimming, and walking. Her energy abounds.
Bill and Janice
Keve Steers have lived on Windsong Farm in Roxbury, Conn., since 1976. Jan is a self-employed educator,
lecturer, and writer, with a private practice specializing in chronic and catastrophic
illness and injuries. Bill and Jan have three children and seven grandchildren.
are enjoying the life of semiretired educators with their nine
grandchildren. In the week following reunion, they cruised
the Chesapeake Bay.
Stifnagle '56 retired from a career in marine insurance in 2002.
He and his wife enjoy their two grown children
and two grandchildren.
my 2002 retirement from teaching high school math, your class
correspondent has been a volunteer tutor at Centre
County Vocational School. Two days a week, I travel to a local
G.E.D. program to help students of all ages. Wayne and I enjoyed
a springtime stay in Williamsburg, Va., and
frequent trips to D.C. in 2004 to visit our sons and their families.
We're looking forward to camping with our daughter and her family
Lesin Mackenzie Ayala was
not able to attend the reunion, but she sent her greetings
from Evanston, Ill. Mary travels to Honolulu each May to celebrate
her son's birthday.
J. Gaughan, a retired general foreman from Bethlehem Steel, was
in Florida attending his grandson's graduation
the third week in May.
P. Gecsek retired from
his dentistry practice in 1996. Since then, he's been serving
as a substitute teacher in every subject except physical education!
Ed has one son and five grandchildren.
Greetings came from Nancy
and Bill Grahill, who had been living in Florida but recently moved to New Jersey. We
wish them happiness in this new home. David C. Greulich, retired from the clergy, was
traveling out of state during reunion.
Other news: Ruth
Lapp Himler is a retired insurance agent in the Easton area. George
T. Hudson retired in 1992 as
an area manager for IBM Corp. His five children and eight grandchildren, traveling, painting,
golf, and church work keep George very busy.
Banker Mahlau continues
to enjoy her time with the local SPCA and its Golden Outreach Program. She takes shelter
dogs to a local nursing home in New York. Barb is interested in finding classmates in
the Boca Raton, Fla., area, where she and her husband winter.
Matz has retired from
Kutztown University as a math professor. Tony still has a keen interest in baseball,
as a fan and as an umpire. He and his wife, Teddi, spend lots of time traveling to her
E. Meder has retired
as senior traffic coordinator with Schenker International in Houston, Texas. Tom is married
with seven children, 15 grandchildren, and one greatgrandchild.
O. Rohrbach lives in
Orlando, Fla., and is the founder and president of Investment Models Inc.
From his hometown of Nixa,
Mo., David A. Stanwood (“Dave the Rave”) teaches school, cares for his peach
orchards, and is an avid fisherman in the Ozark Mountains.
NEWS OF 1958
From Bennie Bennett:
a vacation from professional music since 1988, I reentered that
world in May. Programs at the Park Lake School and
Randolph High School went well. "Country America and Trains"
is my theme, as it was in the 1980s. I'm still using only
my Eko Ranger XII 12- string guitar, made in Italy in the 1960s.
In the summer, there were many concerts and recitals: two
at the Municipal Building and Victoria Gardens as part of Family
Day, then programs for senior citizens and historical societies.
Using a manual wheelchair in no way hinders
my work or other activities.
I hope is to present a program
next year for a special event at Moravian.
NEWS OF 1957