Class Notes

NEWS OF 1951
Reunion May 19-20

From Carol Buechner McMullen:

Connie Rooke King wrote from Florida, where she has lived since 1957. A music major at Moravian, she composed her degree in music (organ and piano) at the University of Central Florida in 1971. Connie and her husband, Barry, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 10, 2004, with a family dinner party hosted by their daughters, and later with a trip out west through Colorado Springs, Denver, Salt Lake City, Yellowstone Park, and Interlochen Music Camp in Michigan. Now retired, Connie and Barry are active in their church, where Barry leads a brass ensemble (he plays trumpet) and Connie plays for two choirs and is the substitute organist as well.

Dorothea Shoffner Atallah sent greetings from Walpole, Mass., where she is busy with her book club, camera club, and dancing when she is not visiting or entertaining her daughters and their families.

Debbie Irwin Fleagle in Virginia continues to enjoy traveling. She made a trip to Slovenia and Croatia and later a visit to Vail, Colo. Debbie's grandchildren are a great joy to her, with their many activities and successes. A trip to Disney World with daughter Amy and family was a special pleasure for them all.

Nancy Oplinger Dover and Ed have had a busy year with family activities-among them, four high school graduations, a wedding, visits, and a black belt karate test for a granddaughter and a son-in-law. Nancy continues with her walks, including one in the bosque (or woods). There, 460 goats are eating the undergrowth (for fire prevention) accompanied by a llama to keep the coyotes away.

On January 11, June Shafer Scholl, Janet Fabian Andre and Paul, Betsey Sherer Freas '50 and Charles, and Fern Bachman Koplin met for lunch and to celebrate Fern's birthday. Fern had welcomed her first grandson just a few days earlier, so it was a festive occasion. She has since moved to Moravian House.

June Scholl's granddaughter, Amy Frantz '06, a junior at Moravian, is on a semester exchange at American University in Washington, D.C. She is serving an internship in the office of Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D-Rhode Island). Among her duties is giving tours of the Capitol; her first was for actress Fran Dresher, who had addressed a Congressional committee earlier in the day.

NEWS OF 1950

NEWS OF 1949

From Norma Boldt Wynne:

I had a nice chat with Louise Scott Gross this past weekend. She had a serious illness this winter but is feeling much better and is getting out a bit. As with the rest of us in the Middle Atlantic states, she's looking forward to spring. It has been a long, cold winter.

An e-mail arrived from Jean Whitaker Cliff from Tucson, Ariz., where she has lived for 14 years. Her three daughters and their families are all over the place. Mitchell is in Perrysburg, Ohio, Kendall is in Prescott (near Jean), and Cornell is in Sacramento, Calif.

At the moment Jean wrote to me, her sister, Patricia Whitaker Bausman '52 from Allentown was visiting her. She was checking out dude ranches for a family reunion to be held at Easter 2006!

Posie Bosek Clymer wrote that she and Ell were busy with many interests but not moving quite as fast these days. (That probably can be said for all of us!) They spent Thanksgiving with their daughter Lois, celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary. They were looking forward to a cruise over the Christmas holidays.

Last July, Posie and Ell took a tour of the Gaspé Peninsula in Canada, from Perce for whalewatching to the Château Frontenac in Quebec. They returned to Canada in October to see the migrating polar bears in Hudson Bay. She said the viewing was wonderful from tundra buggy and helicopter. They took Lois with them as a gift for earning her B.S. magna cum laude at the age of 48.

It was Christmas when Posie wrote, and at that time their grandson was with an Army airborne division in Italy. He was to be sent to Afghanistan in January. Posie said that at 20 years old he was excited about going, but they are praying for his safety.

From Thomas F. Keim:

I am sorry to report that Patrick McArdle's wife, Helen, died in January. We extend our condolences to him.

Harold Allen sent a letter saying he had the opportunity to see Janet Parks Weinland '47 and her husband, Rev. William Weinland '47, '49 at the wedding of their grandson in Ohio.

Richard Artis still lives in Darien, Conn., but he could not make the reunion. Meanwhile he is busy watching his 10 grandchildren. Some are grown and out of college, but he has no great-grandchildren yet.

Lorenz Adam moved into a retirement complex in Minnesota.

John Bechtel and his wife, Mildred, live in Tampa and are avid fans of the Tampa Bay teams. Family, with weddings and such, continue to keep them busy.

Albert Buralli, retired chemist from Binney & Smith, is living in Florida. Since his heart attack in 1999, he has traveled extensively: the Great Wall of China in 2000, the Acropolis in 2001, Olomouc (Czech Republic) in 2002, and from St. Petersburg to Moscow, Russia, in 2003.

Robert P. L. Frick, who is a charter member of the Friendsof Reeves Library, is trying to activate a system of control for the College's antique furniture pieces.

Jayson Kraut lives in Rochester, N.Y., with his wife, Grace Neustein Kraut '59. They have three grown children and five grandchildren. He is retired but still active as medical counselor for a large hospital in Rochester. Grace, a retired journalist, has written for national magazines. She is still working at the library. They winter in Hilton Head.

Donald Sloyer is retired from customer service at General Electric.

Frank Weaver, retired after 37 years practicing obstetrics and gynecology, now lives in Lehigh Acres, Fla. He still enjoys golf and handyman work. He and his wife, Donna, are proud of their four children, who are all doing well.

I received a nice holiday card from Bernie Terzigni with a photo of his beach house in Florida.

Andrew DeAngelis '05 with his uncle, Hugh Gratz '70, his grandfather, Ernest H. De Angelis '49, his aunt, Annette DeAngelis Cunerd '79, his uncle, Dennis Cunerd '73, and his father, Ernest F. DeAngelis '73.

Photo: John Kish IV