Class Notes

NEWS OF 1993

From the Alumni House:

This letter was sent in by Nancy Williamson '94:

For those of you who may not have already heard, Katrin Schultz passed away on March 6, 2002. She had developed complications following a bone marrow transplant in November 2001. Katie graduated in 1993 as an English and elementary education major. She realized her lifelong dream when she became a teacher at Beverly Hills Middle School in the Upper Darby School District, where she continued to teach until November. While at Moravian, Katie was a fixture on South Campus, whether she was greeting new students in Main Hall, performing with the choir, working in the music library, or enjoying the shops on Main Street. She was also a member of Sigma Tau Sigma service sorority. Katie loved good friends, good music, and was always eager to tell a good story. Her bright smile, kind heart, and infectious laugh will be greatly missed.

Ann Dickson, who received her Ph.D. in 19th-century British literature last year at Lehigh University, has accepted a writing position at Kutztown University, where she is finishing a one-year appointment.

And I just completed my M.B.A. with a concentration in marketing at Lehigh University.


NEWS OF 1992 - Reunion Homecoming 2002

From the Alumni House:

Kate Lovett is married to Jeff Dean, and they live in Haddon Heights, N.J. She gave birth to another boy, Andrew Richard, in March.

Scott M. Wilhelm has become a shareholder in the law firm of Pfeiffer & Winegar.

Lauryn Wilson Gilbride had a girl, Kathryn Lucille, on February 18. Kathryn's big brother James was very excited.

Joe O'Boyle had a chance to win $1 million at a recent basketball game between the New Jersey Nets and the Washington Wizards. The task was to sink four shots in 24 seconds. He made three baskets but unfortunately missed his first shot, which cost him the time he needed to sink the fourth. He was just seconds away from becoming a millionaire!


NEWS OF 1991

From the Alumni House:

Kelly Roaldsen married Sean O'Hara on October 6, 2001, with Robert Patten, Kris Rigler Visco, and Patty Graff '92 in the wedding party.

Brett Curtis Weber is an artist working to bring greater public attention to those, like him, with multiple sclerosis. He says he has been very busy with shows in the United States and Europe. His first ran through June 30 at Mercedes-Benz Manhattan Inc.

Donna Gross became co-director of organizational development for the Corporate Services Department for Business and Industry at Northampton Community College. Her responsibilities include developing, marketing, and delivering executive development programs at the college.

Dave Zinczenko, editor of Men's Health, a Rodale Press publication, was interviewed on the CBS News program "48 Hours" for a segment on men's health and vanity. (Vanity? Surely not!)


NEWS OF 1990

From the Alumni House:

Jane Tatum is married to Carl Helstrom. They have three children and live in East Windsor, N.J.


NEWS OF 1989

From Kerri Selland Pepoy:

I write this column with a heavy heart. David Kane '90, known to many of us as "Muffinhead," died December 16, 2001, in an automobile accident. Dave was a close friend of many of us from the Class of 1989, and his death was a big emotional blow to our class. He lived in Collegeville and owned Eagle Horticulture, a landscaping business. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, and his son, J.D., who was a year old at the time of Dave's death. He is also survived by his parents, two sisters, and a brother.

Services were held in Collegeville and attended by the following Moravian alumni: Martin "Bunk" Hess, Ed Goebel, Steve and JoAnne Becker Szuter '91, Erik and Andrea Smith Metz, Pete Morgan '91, Jeff "Woody" Litzke, Kathya Darmos '90, Pam Betts '90, Steven Kandianis, Sherry Osmun Hess '90, Sean Halloran '91, and Don Klinger '90.

Memorial donations can be sent to St. John's Hospice in Philadelphia, where Dave was a volunteer.

Dave's friends are compiling a book of memories for J.D. so he'll know his father a little better. These memories can take almost any form: a two-sentence recollection, a long-winded story, a photograph, artwork, a poem, or funny quotes. If you have a memory of Dave you'd like to share, please e-mail Bunk Hess, bunkhess@yahoo.com or Sean Halloran, shalloran@CarsonValley.org.

On a happier note, Nick Kolen and his wife, Kelli, welcomed their first child, a girl, in December. Nick and Kelli live in Texas.

From the Alumni House:

Wendy Novak is the mental retardation support coordinator of Northampton County.


NEWS OF 1988


NEWS OF 1987 - Reunion Homecoming 2002

From Edie Fuchs Lewis:

Angel Ali Villa is on maternity leave from her job as an art teacher in the Allentown School District. She and her husband, Bill, have a son, Gianni, born September 1, 2001. They live in Allentown. They are also songwriters and perform with their own band called the Villas. You can hear their music and read about them at www.cdbaby.com.

Maria Pillsbury Kammetler e-mailed the news of her daughter's birth. Julia Lynn was born February 22. Maria and her husband, Bill, are enjoying their new baby and looking forward to celebrating their 10-year anniversary in September. Maria has been working at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network for 15 years and is now its marketing and public affairs manager. She says she's happy at work and enjoys her job, though it can be busy and demanding.

Is there any more news from the Class of 1987? Remember, our 15th reunion is this fall!


NEWS OF 1986 - Reunion Homecoming 2002

From James and Lynda Farrell Swartz:

Life is busy here in Allentown. We'd love to hear from you. Please drop us a quick note or an e-mail so we know how everyone is doing.

We received a message from Kelly Kriner, who told us she has been married to Steve Moneymaker for five years. They have a 2-year old son, Nathaniel, and are expecting a girl. Kelly received her M.B.A. from Moravian in 1995 and has worked for Agere Systems as an accounting supervisor.

Gail Poverman-Kave, who provided all the beautiful decorations for our reunion last year, gave birth to twins, Emily Marie and Alexander Weston, November 20, 2001. "The babies are the best thing to happen" for Gail and her husband, Bob, she says.

Lauren Schaffernoth DeFuria has moved to Warren, N.J. Donna Machinshok Aslanian gave birth to a son, Cameron Edward, November 2, 2001. Life is busy for Donna and her husband, Ed, with three children.

Tim McLaughlin and his wife, Kristen, welcomed their second daughter, Makenna Rae, January 1, 2002.

Robin Goodshall Kuhns recently lost her mother, for whom she had cared for some time.


NEWS OF 1985


NEWS OF 1984

Hello from Southeast Africa

Terry O'Rourke Jr. '86, a family physician who lives in Danville, Pa., does "locum tenens" work (that is, he fills in for other physicians when they are away from their usual jobs). He left the U.S. on January 16 to work for a year as a volunteer at Good Shepherd, a small Catholic hospital in Siteki, Swaziland. Here's an excerpt from a letter he sent to Alumni House:

March 11, 2002

I'm on my 15-minute break (they call it my “tea”—very British) on a busy Monday. It is no busier than usual and looking like a nice day weather-wise, so things shouldn't be too bad. My house is about a minute's walk from the clinic/hospital, so I'm never far away. Mondays, like anywhere in medicine or business, are the busiest days.

Tomorrow the British high commissioner is coming to tour the facilities. They have given money here before and there are several British citizens working here, so my break tomorrow will be with the commissioner. The new American ambassador to Swaziland arrives here (at Good Shepherd) Thursday. We are trying to get them to compete in generosity. I believe Ned Wallace will be here that day, also, though we usually wouldn't have a party for him. [Ned Wallace, a semi-retired physician and missionary who lives in Bethlehem, developed a program that invites medical residents of many nationalities to spend a month in Swaziland as one of their rotations.] His residents (primarily from Penn State's Hershey School of Medicine) and medical students rotate here for four to six weeks. They actually don't care specifically for AIDS patients, though there are a lot of AIDS patients here.

Things have been better than I could ever have imagined. Besides the students from America, there are students from other parts of the world, a British couple who are younger than I and a lot of fun, and an American nurse who is here to set up home care for AIDS patients. Most of the AIDS patients died in the hospital prior to that program's starting. Although it turns out that Swaziland is better off than most African nations, there is still a tremendous amount of poverty and the diseases that follow poverty: tuberculosis, AIDS, cholera, malaria, typhoid, malnutrition, and diarrhea.

I have my own two-bedroom house with a refrigerator, gas stove, microwave, and hot and cold running water. There is a dining area and a living room. I'm writing this at my bedroom desk. We all share access to one computer and can e-mail. My address is doctors@realnet.co.sz and you should put at least my first name in the subject line so we know who it is intended for

Swaziland is a very nice, beautiful, and relatively safe place to experience Africa and African medicine and its problems.

—Terry O'Rourke