NEWS OF 1959
From Kathy Werst Detwiler:
Holiday greetings from classmates included news from
Kate Kuhns Herrington and Mary Lesin Mackenzie
Kate and her husband, Nevis, enjoyed recent trips to Washington
and Oregon. In November, they attended the dedication of the Clinton
Presidential Library. Mary, who still works part-time at Lord &
Taylor, told us about her holiday 2004 celebration: a "big campin."
Her son, Scott, and his daughter visited from Hawaii; her daughter,
Michelle, and her family live in nearby Glenview, Ill. Mary still
works part-time at Lord & Taylor.
Gene and Barbara Banker Mahlau welcomed their
second grandchild, Ryan Noel Echevarria, on January 2. Ryan's brother
Dylan will be 4 in June. They spend their winters in Boca Raton,
Fla. Jeanette Mirne Cornblatt and Ed Goldberg recently
visited Gene and Barbara while they were in the Boca Raton area.
I look forward to hearing from other '59-ers as we begin the countdown
to our 50th reunion.
NEWS OF 1958
NEWS OF 1957
From the Alumni House:
Bill Stifnagle '56 reported that Barrett
Oxenreider was recently hospitalized. We hope he is recovering.
NEWS OF 1956
Reunion May 19-20
From Renee Johnson Dragotta:
Marietta Banach Schwartz works part-time
as a medical technologist at Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown.
Her daughter, Kelly Banach, was elected judge of the Lehigh County
Court and also judges in the criminal section of the Court of Common
Thomas Labert worked for 40 years in the finance
department of Bethlehem Steel, retiring in 1992. He then worked
for Weichert Realty for 13 years. Tom and his wife, Nancy, have
between them four children and seven grandchildren. Tom's son, Thomas
Labert Jr. '88, is a counselor at Lehigh County Prison,
and his step-grandson, Harold "Andy" Anderson, is chief of building
maintenance at Moravian. All three step-grandchildren are part of
the Moravian legacy: Jared Anderson '04; Julie
Anderson '05, a recent graduate with honors in English;
and Emily Anderson '08, a freshman. In addition,
Julie has won a Fulbright teaching fellowship and will be in Germany
next year assisting in a high school.
Tom informed me that Richard Stine has retired
from the Bethlehem School District and spends winters in Florida
and summers in Bethlehem.
Joanne Albright Hoodmaker has been singing with
the Hanover Township Big Band for 18 years and is the soloist with
Church Women United of the Bethlehem area churches. She is also
the children's choir director of her own church. Joanne has two
granddaughters and five grandchildren. After she was widowed three
years ago, she started a widow's group, for which she plans trips
for about 20 women to museums and the theater. Joanne has been fascinated
with the Titanic since she was a child and does presentations on
the world's most famous ship using artifacts she has collected and
factual tidbits she's learned.
NEWS OF 1955