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
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
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.