Reunion Homecoming 2005


From Molly Donaldson Brown:

Here’s a name we all remember: Billy Kelly. It was great to get an e-mail from him: his very first contact for this column. He starts his message with greetings to the whole class: “I miss everyone and everything from Moravian!”

Billy lives in Cheltenham surrounded by four lovely ladies: his wife, Kathie, a school nurse; his two stepdaughters, Becky, a freshman at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, studying screenwriting, and Rachael, a high school junior and “a much better student than I ever was”; and his 5-year-old daughter, Maria, whom Billy says is definitely “Daddy’s girl.”

Billy is director of materials for Simkar Corp. in Philadelphia. This gives him the opportunity for world travel, including recent business trips to China, Taiwan, and Europe, which Billy says were awesome experiences. Thanks for writing, Billy!

Hoping to hear from more of you next time: locals and those far away. Let’s see how many different states we can pull from for our next column.


From the Alumni House:

Detective Corporal Ralph DeLuca III received the Chief’s Award in recognition of 20 years of service as town youth officer of Bethel, Conn. Ralph heads the youth bureau and is responsible for drug abuse and safety curricula in the community. He also was honored by the school district as a “Pillar of Bethel.” He continues to help with school music programs and serves as “house drummer” for music productions.


From Dawn Allen:

Robin Tobman Lubin has graciously passed on the torch to me. Thanks, Robin, for all the news in the past. I have been living in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1982 and have three children. Stephanie just graduated from college and works for a high-tech company in Silicon Valley but lives at home to save for law/grad school. Ashley is in her second year at UC/Berkeley, and Everett is in eighth grade. We live in Danville, about 30 minutes from San Francisco. I am working to obtain a California teaching credential.

Judy Primiano Bream has been living in Martinsville, N.J., with her husband, Larry Bream ’77, for the past 12 years, and their two children. She is working part-time in the Bridgewater school system and works on the local rescue squad as an EMT. Judy says responding to emergency calls is one of the most challenging things she has ever done. Her son Chris, 14, who loves soccer, wants to join her on the squad as a paramedic. Larry is in his 21st year with Weldon Materials, and their daughter, Allie, 18, is waiting to hear from colleges.

Dave Wilmer lives half the year in Connecticut and half in Canada, where he is an innkeeper/ owner of the Inn at Bay Fortune and the Inn at Spry Point on scenic Prince Edward Island. He stays in touch with Jeff Epstein ’76, a painter and teacher living in Brooklyn. Jeff has been up to Prince Edward Island for the past couple of summers to visit, and Dave has Jeff’s paintings displayed at both inns.

He also stays in touch with Dave Lesser ’77 and his wife, Marion Lodwick Lesser. They live in Port Townsend, Wash., which looks out toward Vancouver Island and Puget Sound. Marion has her own novelty store, which caters to tourists, and Dave creates metal sculpture that he sells in galleries throughout the country.

Pat Corpora and his wife, Sandy, are Dave’s partners for the Inn at Spry Point. Pat had been president of the book division of Rodale Press before moving to America Online as vice president of marketing. He’s now president of HCI Direct. Pat and Sandy live in historic Bethlehem about a block from South Campus. Sandy is a fabulous painter and also has work on display at one of Dave’s inns.

Dave tells me the incredibly distinctive voice of folksinger John Gorka ’80 can be heard on public radio, the CBC, and on tour.

Rick and Lynn Helmich Jansson ’79 are living in Doylestown. Rick is with Johnson & Johnson’s biotech company, Centocor. He led development of a monoclonal antibody that is now approved for a variety of autoimmune diseases, and he is currently working on two other monoclonal antibodies in development for various cancers, lupus, and other autoimmune diseases. Lynn is taking classes toward her M.Ed. and plans to teach next fall. She has been a reading instructor for the past six years. Their son Keith is 2½ years into a biology degree at the University of Massachusetts. Their daughter Kari is a senior in high school, and daughter Kate is in seventh grade. Luckily, I had some news to report from friends, but I need to hear from you! Please forward your e-mail addresses, and add a word or two about what you and other classmates are up to.

From the Alumni House:

William Grover and his wife, Pat Troxell, both have an intense passion for teaching. Pat, a special education teacher at Wellston Central School for 17 years, was one of two Chittenden South Supervisory Union teachers recognized at the 25th annual Vermont Outstanding Teacher’s Day, hosted by the University of Vermont. Three weeks before that, William was selected by his colleagues to receive the top instructor honor from St. Michael’s College, the 2005 Joanne Rathgeb Teaching Award. William has taught political science at the college for 18 years. They met at Moravian in the mid-1970s.


The Class of 1977 is looking for a correspondent. Please contact Pat Hanna in the Alumni Office at

Reunion May 19-20

From the Alumni House:

Dean Robert Jurgen was installed as pastor of Lititz Moravian Church on December 4. Gary Straughan ’63, president of the Eastern District Executive Board of the Moravian Church, Northern Province, officiated the at the installation service. Dean received his Master of Divinity degree from Moravian Theological Seminary in 1981.


From the Alumni House:

Barbara Schwartz Mauzy has published more than 24 books on antiques and collectibles and has sold more than 80,000 copies. Barbara also has appeared on Martha Stewart Living twice. She lives in Kitty Hawk, N.C., with her husband, and they have one grandchild.



From the Alumni House:

Edward Narlesky’s son Joshua is engaged. He works as a chemical engineer with Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.


From Terrell McMann:

Our family recently spent several days in Rockford, Ill., with Dinesh Pandya, his wife, Kelly, and their children: Alex, 10, Evan, 8, and Maya, 3. It doesn’t look like Dino plans on an early retirement with three young ones. He is in the process of buying an office building for his growing podiatry practice. He hopes to attend our next reunion in 2007.