NEWS OF 1945
From the Alumni House:
As of this writing, Jackie Haas
Bauder was in St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem. When she
is better, she will be moved to Holy Family Manor and will no longer
maintain her apartment at the Widows' House.
From Mary Kuehl Concevitch:
The sympathy of the class is extended to two of our
members who have lost their husbands.
Rev. Donald Englert, husband of Ethel Wurchter Englert,
died at the age of 95. He had been a professor for 37 years at the
theological seminary at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster.
The Englerts have two sons: David and his wife, Susie, in Texas;
and Tom '76, a teacher, who lives near his mother
Zenon Nowicki, husband of Betty Birk Nowicki,
died March 2. He had been a realtor for the E. J. Unger Agency for
more than 40 years. Besides his wife, he leaves a stepson, Tom Stearns;
three step-granddaughters and five step-great-grandchildren, all
Peggy Lutz Gray had an interesting experience
when she went to a Moravian Lovefeast last December at Fox Chapel
Presbyterian Church near Pittsburgh. People sat around tables in
the fellowship hall. Each table had a white candle bordered in red,
and the youngest person at the table brought the candle to take
the light from the Christ candle. There was a Moravian star over
the head table, and the choir sang several Moravian anthems, including
"Morning Star" with a boy as soloist. The dieners served "honest-to-goodness
Moravian sugar cake" and coffee.
Christmas greetings came from Edith Hower Sikorsky,
Phoebe Arnold, Ruth Schantz Fortino,
who spent Thanksgiving and Christmas in Switzerland with her daughter
Sally Fortino '72, and Mildred Couch Feeley. Mildred's
oldest granddaughter received a presidential scholarship to the
University of Dayton.
Reunion May 19-20
From Ruth Hemmerly Kelly: All five of us in this report have moved in the past
six or seven months: one to be with the Lord, one to be with family,
and three into retirement communities.
The class of 1941 has lost another member. Ruth Cosgrove
Pace D'Aleo died March 5. She was the wife of Sidney B.
Pace, killed during World War II in the Pacific, and Joseph D'Aleo,
who died in 1992. She was a librarian at Muhlenberg College, Lehigh
University, and Moravian College until her retirement in 1984. She
had master's degrees from Carnegie Library School and Lehigh University.
She leaves one son, Robert Pace of Vienna, Virginia, two grandchildren,
and a great-grandson. She lived at Luthercrest in Allentown during
her retirement years.
On a happier note, Barbara Bastian Uhrig spent
the summer moving into Broadway Proper, a retirement community in
Tucson, Ariz. Three of her children are in Tucson, and one each
in Washington, D.C. and Austin, Texas.
Thelma and Bob Heiberger have
moved to Virginia and live in the home of their daughter and son-in-law.
Thelma enjoys books on tape from the Library of Congress and especially
mentions the poignancy of War and Remembrance.
Before Christmas, George and Ruth Reitz
Balish moved into an apartment in Hixson, Tenn. She is
feeling better after a case of shingles.
I moved into Moravian Village of Bethlehem, a new retirement community
right across from Bethlehem's main Post Office. We have dinner each
evening, activities (some sponsored by the YMCA), and movies on