NEWS OF 1964
NEWS OF 1963
Reunion May 30-31
From Bill Leicht:
Two very enlightening and
fun-filled conference calls were held last September and December to establish plans
for the 40th reunion of the Class of 1963 in May. Coordinated by alumni director Bertie
Francis Knisley ’69, the call brought together these members of the planning committee:
Dave Cornelius, Bob Dietrich, Marty Garcia, Sally Ann Deysher Reimer, Gary Sandercock,
Judy Freeman SantaMaria, Don Vogel, and myself. The committee members will contact alumni
by phone and e-mail to remind them of the reunion and encourage a huge turnout.
We hope you can set aside
May 30 and 31 on your calendar and join all your classmates at the “New Look, Old
Friends” reunion. See you there!
NEWS OF 1962
NEWS OF 1961
From Sam Maczko:
This past October, I had the
opportunity to join Jeff Gannon at our 45-year high school reunion. Jeff lives in Woodlands,
Texas, where he teaches secondary school history. He had been jogging about 30 miles
a week, but recent knee surgery has slowed him down. During his visit, we had lunch with
John Bregman, Joe Castellano, and Ken Sepe at an old high school hangout.
Sue Astbury enjoys life at
the Jersey shore. Congratulations to Sue on her daughter’s recent marriage.
Monk Morelli ’59 and
Pete Chimera ’88 did an outstanding job of organizing the OGO Golf Tournament to
benefit the Gus Rampone Scholarship Fund. Joe Castellano, Ken Sepe, Keith Bregman ’95,
and I had an extremely enjoyable day. Jim Franks, Fritz Toner ’58, and Charlie
Peters (Moravian football line coach during our days) joined Jim Kritis, and their foursome
had the lowest score.
Barry Gaal still works at
Lehigh University. In September, Barry went on a golf trip to play the Robert Trent Jones
course in Alabama. (He may be testing the waters for retirement.) Recently, Barry, his
wife, and son traveled to Port Saint Lucie, Fla., where they participated in the Special
Olympics national invitational golf tournament at the PGA golf complex. Barry says it
was a first-class tournament. He and his son came in fourth out of 32 twosomes. This
was truly a family affair: Barry’s wife was the caddy.
Gene Jani keeps busy coaching
baseball. His 40-game fall season just came to an end with a trip to Raleigh, N.C. On
October 2, Gene and his wife left for eight weeks in Florida. During their stay, they
took a cruise out of Tampa for a week in the Caribbean.
Please send information about
you and your family. I know our classmates truly enjoy reading these updates.
NEWS OF 1960
NEWS OF 1959
NEWS OF 1958
From Bennie Bennett:
My thoughts will be with all
the 1958 alumni who will attend Alumni Weekend 2003. I look forward to alumni notes from
those who attend.
Remember the Four Freshmen
song “Moments to Remember”? Let’s reminisce about when we attended
MoMo, whether as a day or boarding student. Life in the 1950s was far less complicated.
However, as time progressed, modern technology has far improved education, scholarship,
medicine, banking, the arts and humanities, science, research, and more.
Life is what you make of it,
so do the best you can by strengthening your assets to overcome the liabilities. In life,
it’s not the stress, it’s how you deal with it.
Despite my physical challenges,
I am busy in my office-studio-workshop in my large kitchen. I continue to edit manuscripts
that the computer cannot. I am also refinishing/restoring small wood items and making
designer cutlery with wooden handles. I also write articles for newsletters for the physically
challenged, including Sharing.
Your news is always welcome.
NEWS OF 1957
From the Alumni House:
Carl Ackerman and his wife,
Dee, had a busy year traveling here and abroad. They went to Vancouver and took the train
trip across the Canadian Rockies to Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff. In August, they went
to Romania with a group from their church to do mission work. Dee taught vacation Bible
school in villages around Brasov, and Carl helped renovate the mission’s headquarters.
When they got back, they visited their son and his family in California. In September,
they spent a week in Myrtle Beach. In between trips, Carl and Dee have been keeping busy
at home by helping start a new church.
NEWS OF 1956