From the Alumni House:
Shinsho (Skip) Miyagi lives in Okinawa. He has three sons, one daughter,
and 11 grandchildren. His oldest son is a professor of molecular biochemistry in the medical
school at the University of North Dakota. His daughter has a master’s degree in American
culture from Brown University, and his youngest son works for the Okinawan prefectural
Reunion May 19-20
From Sam Maczko:
The past spring, my wife, Irene, and I attended the luncheon cruise on the Hudson
River sponsored by Moravian College. My wife met a high school classmate, Rosanne
whom she’d not seen since their days at Nutley High School in New Jersey. We cruised
to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, enjoying the New York skyline. Despite the
rain, we had an enjoyable afternoon with Nancy Warren Van Dyke and Sylvia
Nancy was looking forward to her son’s wedding, and Sylvia is enjoying her leisure
while working part-time at Tiffany’s employee jewelry store.
Joe Castellano, Ken
Sepe, and I spent an evening at the Hotel Bethlehem during the May Alumni Weekend.
Pictures of the events were put on the College website as fast as they were taken! On
Saturday, the three of us worked the parade, which went along Main Street from North
Campus to South Campus, making sure all participants were in the correct order.
with great sadness of the death of Walter Kruszewski, an OGO fraternity
brother and a manager for the College athletic teams. Walt never married and is survived
by two sisters, one in Reading and the other in Columbus, Ohio. He worked for Pomeroy’s
Department Store in Reading, which was later purchased by Bon-Ton. He retired in 1989.
He was a Navy veteran and served many years on the Reading Municipal Stadium Committee,
which is the home of the Reading Phillies of the Eastern League. Walt was 72 at the time
of his passing.
Richard Hartz, still living in Australia, sent a nice e-mail. Richard
is retired and enjoys the additional leisure time. He and his wife, Joanne, are the grandparents
of little Hayley Jo Hartzell, born November 9, 2004. His state, Western Australia, is
one-third the size of the United States and a great place to experience. When he sent
his e-mail in March, it was officially autumn; but the temperatures remained decidedly
summerish. Richard asked if anyone had news of Terry Male from our class.
His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
As I write this column, John Bregman is
enjoying a well-deserved rest in Orlando. John and Melissa recently welcomed their seventh
Next year will be the 45th anniversary of our class. Now is a good time to
save Alumni Weekend 2006 for a return trip to Moravian. If you’ve not been on campus
recently, you will find it difficult to compare the college of 1961 with the 21st-century
From Peter French:
The class reunion was a great get-together for those able to make it to campus.
The most important part of a reunion, of course, is talking with one another. We talked
at the Friday evening party and barbecue until we were the last ones to leave Johnston
Hall. We talked during the parade down the Moravian Mile (Main Street) between north and
south campus. We talked at the reunion luncheon and at a party given by Connie
Glagola at her house on Saturday afternoon. We talked at the reception
that preceded dinner in the HUB on Saturday night. All the talk was about our memories
of nearly half a century ago, the way our lives have changed, the people who have been
important to us along the way, and the people who are important to us now. It was wonderful.
is who was there: Dave and Doris Schattschneider, Charlie and Rita
Roseman Bartolet, Joe and Sandy Jardot, Joe
Iampietro, Ralph Shields, Jim and Liz Houser, Joanne
Mazur and Fred
O’Such, Joe and Lenore Powlette, Fran
LeTowt von Bonin-Schlemmer, Connie Glagola,
Bill Tattersall, Ernie Pappajohn, Paul and Anita
Noonan, Jim and Jean Galbraith, Dee
Lang and Joe Keglovits, Bev Luzietti Tisdale, Jerry and
Janice Witbro, Abner and Jane Merkel,
Jack and Catherine Casey, and me.
We also heard from Ed
Borger, Colleen Workman Bruckhart, Faith Hartman Cohen, Russ
Conover, Jim Davidson, Sal
DeLuca, Griff Dudding, Anna Farkas Vargo, Art
Guerrieri, Jane Ziegenfuss Hamill, Jane McMurray
Kell, Richard Kohl, Constantine Loupos, Bob
Russoli, Dick Ruth, George Sites, Barbara
Kay Hunsicker Smerko, Eddie Streubert, and Don Serfass.
Most of their stories will wait until the next issue.
But some should be told now, such
as Dick Ruth’s work in retirement as owner-operator
of R&R Rebuilders: A Busted-Knuckle Garage of Repair and Despair under One Roof. He
is still fixing up old cars.
One thing a little sad is the loss of contact with many of
our classmates. If you know where to find any of these people, please send me a contact
point: Pat Angelini, Joy Bartholomew, Dick Bauder, Asa
Beehler, Sydney Beitel, Nancy Bowman,
John Boyle, Ralph DeWalt, Jane Fong Duckworth, Gloria
Durkop, Larry Fatzinger, Karl Freudenberger,
Jim Gray, Pat Ambler Gray, Jim Harkel, Joe
Harris, Earl Heckman, Marvin Heckman, Francis
Heinrich, Margaret Koch, Barry Kratz, Roger
Kunkle, Charles McGuire, Brigitte Mittemeijer,
Betty Newcomer Mora, Ed Newhart, Bob Kincaid, Bob
Palladino, Pat Rausch, Carolyn Petrecca
Rogers, Ron Schaefer, Harold Soulis, Dick
Strauss, Bill Teeter, Catherine Hilaire Thompson,
Carolyn Tilwick, Harold Tonick, Pat Turner, Francis
Vitalos, Doris Roberts Wenger, Clark
Wotherspoon, Arden Young, and Phyllis Zwarych.
Some of these classmates may have passed away, and we should know that as well.
Now we look
forward to our 50th reunion in 2010.
If you’re going to be in Florida on March 3-4,
2006, think about coming to the second annual Moravian Weekend in Sarasota for theater,
dining, museums, golf, etc. We had a great time last March!
From the Alumni House:
Griffith Dudding was unable to make the reunion. He was in Cairo,
Egypt. Over the last seven years he has traveled to Egypt more than 40 times. First he
worked with the Ministry of Electricity and Energy after his retirement from PPL. He
now works for a small consulting firm called Rudis Group International, training high-potential
candidates on survival in a market-driven economy, as compared to a government-run utility.
From Kathy Werst Detwiler:
I just returned from a 3,500-mile drive to Louisiana and Texas and the many
states between these and Pennsylvania. Wayne and I enjoyed a marvelous time in our beautiful
country at Biltmore Estates, Graceland, the Tennessee Valley Authority dams, and Churchill
Downs. And we visited two very special grandchildren.
Mary Mackenzie Ayala sends regards
to classmates from lovely Hawaii, where she visited family in the spring.
This summer I
welcomed a truly fine Moravian visitor, Joan Lardner Paul, to State College.
Joan is a major gifts officer in the Office of Institutional Advancement. She updated me
on the many changes occurring at the College, more than even Wayne and I had recognized.
to see you classmates of ’59 around campus.
From the Alumni House:
James O. Rohrbach spoke at the Washington, D.C., Money Show. An
investment consultant who specializes in managed accounts, he is listed fourth in the country
on Timer Digest’s
Top 10 Timers List.
The Class of 1958 is looking for a new correspondent. Please
contact Pat Hanna at Alumni House at email@example.com.
Reunion May 19-20
From Renee Johnson Dragotta:
Please plan to attend our 50th reunion! The women start at 10:00 a.m. Friday
at South Campus for the Founder’s Day program.
We wish to express sympathy to the
family and friends of Nancy Boehm Wilcrout, who died March 8.
Miller works part-time for Klein Tours in the Reading area. She’s led
tours to Alaska, national parks, Florida, and many local sites. She retired from teaching
high school English and German and now substitutes in a private elementary school. Gail
has two children and three grandchildren.
Jean Woodcock Haring lives with her husband, Dick,
in Brevard, N.C., near Asheville and Biltmore House. This is a mountainous area near Kentucky
and Tennessee. They love to go to the movies and the theater, and to travel. They plan
a trip to Hot Springs, Fla., for an elderhostel in the fall. Jean has one daughter, Jean
From the Alumni House:
Mason Avrigian, a partner in the Blue Bell law firm of Wisler Pearlstine
Talone Craig Garrity & Potash,
has been named a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” in the June issue of Philadelphia
Magazine and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine. Mason has practiced law in Pennsylvania
for more than 45 years, focusing on civil litigation, family law, and arbitration.
his law degree from Temple University in 1959. After graduating from the National Judicial
College in 1978, he was appointed, then elected to the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery
County’s 38th Judicial District, where he served from 1977 to 1982. He
joined Wisler Pearlstine as a private practitioner in 1993. Among his other honors are
the 2004 Pennsylvania Bar Association Special Achievement Award and the 2004 Montgomery
Bar Association Henry Stuckert Miller Award. He is on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania
Bar Foundation and has been a board member of Montgomery County Legal Aid since 1984.