Class Notes

NEWS OF 1983

NEWS OF 1982 - Reunion Homecoming 2002

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 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 Kellogg’s 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 Kellogg’s 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 master’s 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 al.

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.

Moravian’s chapters of Delta Tau Delta and Sigma Phi Epsilon held a parking raffle in November and raised $250 for the education fund for Noel’s 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 it’s always good to hear from somebody we haven’t 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 Year’s Eve 1988. They lived in Dallas for a few years, then moved back to Houston, Daryl’s 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 children’s personalized jewelry business and is on the Parent-Teacher Organization board at her children’s 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 Susan’s parents in North Carolina. Thanks for the message, Susan!

From Vermont, we heard from CAK (Cindy Knauf), who purchased her first home last October. “It’s 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. “Sue’s 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 said.

Roberta and Susan tried to contact Michelle Tillander by phone during their vacation but couldn’t reach her.

It was nice to meet baby Melina Heffner at her baptism last summer in New Jersey. She’s 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 Grant’s 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 area—a 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 court.

Ken has been working with Moravian’s 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 year’s Moravian Golf Classic, receiving the first official trophy. Ken said Anne carried the team!