NEWS OF 1983
NEWS OF 1982 - Reunion
From Joanne Belletti Molle:
Mark your calendars for our
20th reunion, which will be held Homecoming weekend, November 1-2. We need your input
in planning our reunion, so please contact me or Pat Murray Hanna at mepah01 @moravian.edu
if you would like to be a member of the reunion committee.
Tim Silsbee wrote that
he is living in Battle Creek, Mich., with his wife, Kathy. They are spending lots of
time rehabbing their 71-year-old home. He has been with Kelloggs for 15 years and
is now human resources director for the morning foods division, which means he works
with the breakfast cereal and Pop-Tart plants in the U.S. and Canada. He started with
Kelloggs in Lancaster and moved to California, where he met his wife. After she
finished her dissertation at the University of California at Berkeley, they were transferred
to Omaha, Neb., and spent five years there before moving to Battle Creek.
From the Alumni House:
Michael Magee and his
wife, Janet Loprete 83, would like to say hello to all their friends and
classmates. They now live in Hillsborough, N.J., and have a beautiful daughter, Alexandra,
who is almost 4. She was adopted when she was just two days old. Michael is the pharmaceutical-manufacturing
business manager for Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical Corp. in Raritan, N.J. Janet has the
more challenging job as a stay-at-home mother! She was previously a vice president and
product manager for Merrill Lynch in Princeton, N.J.
Lori Vargo Heffner and
her husband, Emerson, had a daughter, Melina Elizabeth, on July 23. Lori graduated from
Temple University in the spring with a masters degree in education, specializing
in adult and organizational development.
Bob Delia wrote that
he had a great time at tailgate this Homecoming with Reid Sullivan, Rich Kobin, Keith
Mirto 84, Ed Haberern, Lance Esposito, Jim Laverty and
his wife, Debbie 83, Jay Weeks, Mike Castles 81, Craig Kegger Bartlett 81 et
He also wanted to mention
that many Moravian alumni attended the memorial service for Noel Foster, who lost
his life in the World Trade Center collapse.
Moravians chapters of
Delta Tau Delta and Sigma Phi Epsilon held a parking raffle in November and raised $250
for the education fund for Noels children, Megan, 8, and Nicole, 5.
NEWS OF 1981
From the Alumni House:
Attorney Stephen L. Banko
Jr. has been certified as a trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
NEWS OF 1980
From Molly Donaldson Brown,
Many faithful classmates have
kept us informed not only about their lives and times but also with news of our MIA friends.
Thank you to the regulars who have added spice to this column over the years. Yet its
always good to hear from somebody we havent seen since our good-byes in 1980.
Susan Burchfield Grieger,
for example, communicated from Texas, where she has lived since graduation. She married
Daryl Grieger, whom she met at work in Houston, on New Years Eve 1988. They lived
in Dallas for a few years, then moved back to Houston, Daryls hometown. They have
two children: Ashton, 10, and Austin, 8. About two years ago, Susan retired as
a natural gas commodities trader at Pacific Gas & Electric. This ended a 19-year
career in the oil and gas industry. She now runs her own childrens personalized
jewelry business and is on the Parent-Teacher Organization board at her childrens
school. She plays tennis nearly every day to keep up with three leagues at the nearby
country club. The Griegers enjoy taking cross-country family camping trips in their RV,
including visits to Susans parents in North Carolina. Thanks for the message, Susan!
From Vermont, we heard from
CAK (Cindy Knauf), who purchased her first home last October. Its
an old Cape Cod on a knoll that looks over the sleepy city of Montpelier, she writes.
With her wonderful landscaping skills, this home will be a work of art before long. CAK
remains in the business of designing environmentally sensitive integrated buildings and
landscapes. Though she and her husband recently divorced, she says they remain friends
and compatible business partners.
In Florida, Charlotte Hooker
Kepfer says she emerged from the tunnel of toddlerhood and has all
three of her children (at last) in the same school. She also ran a half-marathon in
December and helped her parents move to their new home in Florida. Family travels this
year took them to Disney World, the Bahamas, Ocean City, and Bethlehem.
Last summer, Roberta Titus
Edgar and Susan Mantegari Hill and their families shared a vacation beach
house on the Outer Banks. The gang had a grand time. Sues children are
my godchildren, says Roberta, so we refer to all the kids as cousins and
the adults as aunts and uncles. Roberta continues to
work from home for a medical company based in Chicago. The arrangement allows her to
have flexible hours and still fit in being a homeroom mother, taking care of sick kids,
and attending sporting events. Frank is a district sales manager for Gastite, a gas-piping
company; his territory extends from Canada to Virginia. With his office also in their
home, the Edgars have multiple lines to their house: home, business, two fax machines,
individual computers. With all the lines ringing at once, it can be bonkers! she
Roberta and Susan tried to
contact Michelle Tillander by phone during their vacation but couldnt reach
It was nice to meet baby Melina
Heffner at her baptism last summer in New Jersey. Shes the new daughter of Emerson
and Lori Vargo Heffner 82. We saw them again last December for a gathering
in my home with classmates Tim and Linda Allocco Mas and family and Jeff
Rohach 81 with his wife and children. The highlight of the day was watching
the Eagles win the close game against the Giants (sorry, Tim).
From the Alumni House:
Robert Scardina has
been working for Merrill Lynch since graduation and has three children: Bianca, 13, Anthony,
10, and Michael, 8.
Judith Kepner Rose is
working for the Local Initiatives Support Corp. in one of its national programs called
the Organizational Development Initiative. She does training, writing, and product development.
She started out specializing in asset and property management but is now working in financial
management and board development. She was managing properties while at Yale Divinity
School and just kept on in that field. She lives in Peekskill, N.Y., and comes to Bethlehem
a couple of times a year to visit Joyce Mawhinney Mante 82 and her family.
John Snyder continues
his sailing. In July he tied for first place in the 2001 FJ Nationals for International
FJs on Pymatuning Lake near Linesville.
NEWS OF 1979
From Roberta Titus Edgar 80:
Joanne Shaw Grants
son, Thomas, was the geography champ of Pennsylvania last year. He went to the nationals
in Washington, D.C., which were hosted by Alex Trebek of Jeopardy!
From the Alumni House:
Ken and Anne McCandless
Rampolla have recently completed a new home in the Bethlehem areaa three-year
project. Anne is an assistant professor at DeSales University. Their daughter, Liz,
successfully completed her scholastic tennis career, defending her district title and
making the state tournament. She will attend Wake Forest University in the fall. Their
son, Kenny, 13, is making his mark on the football field as well as the basketball
Ken has been working with
Moravians Athletics Department through the Blue & Grey Club executive committee
to get the college athletic fields updated and competitive. Anne and Ken were part of
a winning team at this years Moravian Golf Classic, receiving the first official
trophy. Ken said Anne carried the team!