CLASS NOTES

1952


1951
Reunion May 19-20

From Carol Buechner McMullen:

On September 30, I met with June Shafer Scholl and Vanita Egge Marvin to begin planning for our 55th class reunion, May 19-20. You should have received an announcement with dates, activiti es, and related information; you will be hearing further details from us. Do try to join us for the Founder’s Day events including chapel service and lunch at the Church Street campus. The theme is “It’s Yesterday Once More,” and the committee members have chosen “Back to the Future” as our class theme. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

On July 29, I joined a group of classmates for lunch at the Star City restaurant in Bethlehem: Lois Shafer Smith and husband Dick, Janet Fabian Andres and husband Paul, June Shafer Scholl, Vanita Marvin, Harold Gesell, widower of Rosemary Gesell, and their daughter, Ann, and Fern Bachman Koplin. Lois and Dick had recently moved to their new retirement home.

June and her granddaughter, Amy Frantz ’06, were planning to attend the annual Alumni Awards ceremony on October 21. Amy worked in Rep. Patrick Kennedy’s office last semester in Washington, D.C., with Sean Richardson ’97, who received the Young Alumni Achievement Award.

I regret to end on a sad note. Charlie Freas, husband of Betsy Sherer Freas, died September 26, and Sam Missimer, husband of Jane Kincaid Missimer, died October 8. We all extend our condolences to Betsy and Jane.


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1949

From Norma Boldt Wynne:

I was sorry to read in Lehigh University’s alumni bulletin of the death of JoAnne Cestone Sammak’s husband, Douglas, in February. We extend our deepest sympathy to JoAnne and her family on Doug’s passing.

Jean Whitaker Cliff wrote that she is enjoying her new home at Prescott Lakes Senior Community in Prescott, Ariz. She reports that there are a lot of friendly, sociable people. Jean plays in three bridge clubs and attends a French class, writers’ club, and book club, among other activities. She also travels often to Sacramento to visit a daughter and to Ohio to visit another. She’s fortunate to have a daughter in Prescott whom she sees quite often.

I had a long chat with Louise Scott Gross, who is delighted to be living back in Bethlehem. She is enjoying seeing old friends, having breakfast once a month with retired teachers, and seeing the many changes to the Bethlehem area. Louise spent a week recently in Little River, S.C., visiting husband Bob’s cousin. She said she had a great time eating in restaurants up and down the coast.

Just an update on the last column, my daughter and I had a great time in Aruba. We were able to travel around this year without any flooding. However, my two daughters and I were in Palm Beach Shores, Fla., when Hurricane Wilma came to visit. People are beginning ask where we are going next year so they can avoid the location.

From Tom: Congratulations to Victor Bove ’46! A physician, he has received several honors and awards over his distinguished career. He is a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, the American College of Physician Executives, and the American College of Medical Quality. Now retired but still very active, he recently competed in “Senior Games” and, in the men 80-84 category, won gold, silver, and bronze medals in many of the athletic events.


1948


1947

From the Alumni House:

If anyone is missing a Moravian College for Women class ring with the initials L.A. and possibly a Y as the last initial, or if you know to whom this may belong, please contact Alumni House at 610 625-7874.


1946
Reunion May 19-20

From Ileen Whitehead Birnbaum:

Do keep in mind May 19-20, 2006, the 60th reunion of the Class of 1946. My, the time went fast! We’re looking for you to come and make the celebration spectacular!

Frank and Ada Zellner Flower and Dave and I attended the October 21 Alumni Awards ceremony: an award-winning visit with five Moravian grads that have spent their lives making our world a better one. Marjorie Flohr Weiss, our classmate, received the 2005 Haupert Humanitarian Award. Marjorie accepted with a poem that ended: I ranked 26th in my class./ Though it sounds like heaven,/ You have to know the class/ Of ’46 only numbered 27.


1945

Eleanor Beidelman Kline survived “one of the hottest summers in Texas for many years.” She went on several senior citizen trips during the summer and especially liked “Inner Space Cave.” She lives only 50 miles from Galveston, in the area of mass evacuation from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. However, Eleanor elected to stay put and fortunately experienced only moderate wind and rain. Her town, Katy, reported little damage. Though they were without gasoline for 10 days, Eleanor had filled up her car before the storm arrived.

Dorothy Stump Lied had a busy July. She spent a week in Cape May, N.J., with her daughter and family, then went to Nova Scotia, where she saw historical sights and beautiful scenery. She especially liked Prince Edward Island. The last week in July, her daughter and son-in-law took her to visit her son in Virginia. Since then, she says, it’s back to a normal routine, though she has to cope with bouts of arthritis.

Jackie Haas Bauder was still in Orwigsburg as of October 25, but she applied to three Moravian Houses on Main Street in Bethlehem and hopes to be able to relocate to one soon. Meanwhile, she has been volunteering at a small local library on Fridays. She has spent several weekends with daughter Connie and family in Pottstown; in July, she flew to St. Paul, Minn., for her great-granddaughter’s baptism. In September, she and Janet Moyer Paulus and Florence Drebert Fritts, with their husbands, met at Leiby’s, a good restaurant (and ice cream parlor) in South Tamaqua. It is well known for its homemade ice cream, especially teaberry. The extra bonus was that Florence had found icicle pansies for each of them. In November, Jackie will visit her other children, Wendy, Peter, and family, and will finally see the Museum of the American Indian. She has reserved housing at her former home, the Widows’ House, over Christmas, and most of her family will join her for Christmas in Bethlehem.

Lois Moser Harke is still wondering where to put various things since her move, but she says her new apartment is very comfortable and she “almost fits in it.” She was leaving for a cruise to Panama on November 1; in addition to preparation for the trip, she entertained a group of 18-20 women the Saturday before, so let’s hope she didn’t sleep through most of the cruise.

Alice Joyce Yeager and her husband, Bob, had a great visit with their daughter, Robin, and her husband on August 28, which just happened to coincide with their 60th wedding anniversary; an occasion that called for lots of balloons, flowers, and fun. She and Bob are very thankful that Hurricane Wilma missed them and are keeping their fingers crossed that future storms do, too.

Andy and I will leave for the long and busy winter in Florida on 31 November 14. I will let you know our address when we get there.