Class Notes

NEWS OF 1959

From Kathy Werst Detwiler:

Holiday greetings from classmates included news from Kate Kuhns Herrington and Mary Lesin Mackenzie Ayala.

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 Pleas.

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