Class Notes

NEWS OF 1999

From the Alumni House:

Mark Strohl recently returned from a five-month deployment aboard the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, which led the humanitarian effort to help areas of Indonesia and Thailand destroyed by the December 27, 2004, tsunami. Mark is a financial storekeeper aboard ship-in civilian terms, a government procurement specialist. He says he was not able to get ashore for the distribution of supplies to tsunami survivors, but he was able to expedite delivery of all needed medical supplies.

This was by far the most rewarding thing he's experienced since joining the Navy, Mark says. Everyone on ship volunteered immediately when the chance was given. But only a limited number of crew members were allowed to fly on the helicopter missions.

Mark has had other opportunities to perform community-service work in the Navy. While he was at home port in Seattle, he helped with a beach cleanup. He said the Puget Sound area is beautiful and the rain isn't so bad!

Joey Reisch married Kevin Gallagher on April 30 in Stroudsburg. Kerry Tierney was maid of honor, with Nicole Campasano and Liz Chamberlain as bridesmaids and Jimmy Heidecker as an usher. Also there were Mike Zambelli and Mark Michalczyk. Kevin's father is James Gallagher '58. After a honeymoon in the Bahamas, Joey and Kevin returned home to Bethlehem.

NEWS OF 1998

From Jennie Coughlin Crotty:

I am pleased to announce that Mike and I will be moving back to the Lehigh Valley this spring. I have accepted a position as a cardiovascular sales trainer at the Sanofi-Aventis corporate office in Bridgewater, N.J. I'll be able to participate in Moravian alumni events again!

Congratulations to Trisha Weigle Berger and her husband, Kerry, who welcomed a daughter December 19. The proud parents named her Marisa Louise.

From the Alumni House:

Chad Wenger is now chief financial officer of K-1 Technologies, which distributes electronic components to companies such as Lockheed Martin.

NEWS OF 1997

From Jennifer Kastle:

Timothy S. Blake and his wife, Katelyn Gwiazda Blake '93, announce the birth of their first child, Jackson S. Blake, born February 20. He was 9 pounds 13 ounces at birth!

Nate DeBoer '98 and his wife, Gina, welcomed their third daughter, Ava Jeanne, on January 31. She joins sisters Autumn Rose, 2 in April, and Gretchen Anne, 1 in July. Dad says they look forward to seeing everyone at Homecoming!

From the Alumni House:

Jason Roeder has become Freedom High School's new football coach. He was a defensive coordinator at Bethlehem Catholic last season, before that an assistant coach in North Hunterdon, N.J. He's also a former Saucon Valley assistant coach.

Brion Morro and his wife, Sherry, welcomed their second child, a daughter, Jillian Rachel, born April 24. She joins brother Zachary, 2. Brion is an admissions officer at Moravian College.

NEWS OF 1996

From Deb Yuengling Ferhat:

Hello to everyone! It's all babies for our class!

I received an e-mail from Sherry Neos-August that she and Eric August welcomed triplets May 24, 2004. Kayla Briean, Brooklyn Paige, and Taylor Belle are all terrific. Sherry enjoys being home with the girls. Eric has started his own real estate settlement company, Preferred Closing Services, in Raleigh, N.C., where they've been for 8 years now.

Noel Fowler Hedges wrote that she and her husband, Andrew, had their second child, Owen Lloyd, born August 17. Owen's big sister Libby is 2 already.

Tracy Wartman Bozik and her husband, Marc, had their first child, Payton Sofia, November 6.Tracy and Marc live in Bethlehem Township. Tracy is a fourth-grade teacher at Forks School in Easton, does some modeling on the side, loves being a mommy, and still finds time to run!

From the Alumni House:

On January 26, Jon Urbanski and his wife, Katie, welcomed their second child, John Marcus, who weighed 8 pounds. Back in November, Jon accepted the position of golf course superintendent with the Vicmead Hunt Club and Biderman Golf Course. In July 2006, he'll be occupied with the golf course's major renovation to restore it to its original layout.

Tanya Lauser O'Brien and her husband, Tim, announce the addition of Katherine Rose to their family on August 22, 2004. Tanya would like to congratulate Delta Omicron, the international music honors fraternity, for 10 years of continuous service and music. She is proud to have been a founding member of the College's chapter.

Top, Lindsey Corvino '05 with her brother, Brian Corvino '02. Next, Meredith Green '05 with her brother Brandon Green '02. Followed by, Angelina Gower '05 with her brother, Ricky Gower '03. Bottom, Meghan Crampsie '05 with her sister, Kara Crampsie Nocek '98, and her brother-in-law, Dave Nocek '98.

Photos: John Kish IV