NEWS OF 1964 - Reunion
May 21-22, 2004
From the Alumni House:
Arthur Grim has been elected president judge in Berks County. His responsibilities
include overseeing court-related departments and assigning cases and chambers.
NEWS OF 1963
NEWS OF 1962
NEWS OF 1961
From Sam Maczko:
Gene Jani is
coaching high school players in a prospects’ baseball league in Allentown. He travels
from South Carolina to New England with his team during the summer and fall. The goal
is to showcase student athletes for college scouts. I met Gene at a game in Randolph,
Joe Castellano, Ken Sepe, and I continued to play golf
through the summer and into the fall. The three of us are well and enjoy retirement.
We joined Barry Gaal at the OGO Golf Tournament, September 26 at the Bethlehem
Municipal Golf Course. The tourney raises money for the Gus Rampone Scholarship Fund. Barry
still works at Lehigh University as vice president for business services. Other players
from our years were Tony Matz ’59, Jim Kritis,
Coach Charley Peters ’53, and Monk Morelli ’59.
On October 24, Ken, Joe, and I played in the Rocco Calvo Golf Tournament. Charley Peters
and Bill Werpehowski ’51 joined Jim Kritis, an accomplished golfer.
Monk Morelli and Jim Frank ’62 also played this one, which was held
at Locust Valley Golf Club.
Then we stopped at the Old Brewery Tavern for nostalgic reasons. Sitting at the bar was George
Hollenderski ’59, with a steak sandwich and a soft drink. We reminisced
about our football days at Moravian. George retired from the U.S. Secret Service in 1986
and started his own security firm. He and his wife are retired and reside in Maryland,
where they entertain the women’s softball team each year when they play in Salisbury,
The three of us helped park cars for the Homecoming game, then spent time at the OGO table
on the Houndfest field. Ken noticed that most of the people at Houndfest were not yet born
when we were in college. (Ken is often a ray of sunlight.) Roy Goshorn ’58, Paul
Noonan ’59, and Monk Morelli were the only people we recognized from our
John Bregman celebrated the birth of another grandson. Also, his son Keith ’95
was married on October 11.
Please send me updates on your life since graduation. I’ve had a special request
for information from Bruce Robertson.
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From Peter French:
The years pass quickly. In
June, I was sent an issue of the Allentown Morning Call with a long article about Gene
Salay, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the ceasefire in Korea. It
described Gene’s wartime experience and his capture by the North Koreans. He was
severely wounded and was fortunate to return home. There was a picture of Gene making
Bob Hope an honorary POW. After a long career in business, Gene has worked in veteran’s
affairs and now is retired. All this made me wonder what Gene and his classmates who
had also served in Korea must have thought of the 18-year-old freshmen they found on
campus in the fall of 1956.
I continue to be in close contact with Bill Keller. He and Barbara
(Johnson) have lived in Newtown for more than 30 years. Bill retired from the
medical-supply business in the late ’90s after building two companies from scratch;
Barb retired from teaching three years ago. Their two children are married, and there are
three grandchildren and a fourth on the way. Bill and I talk on the phone a couple of times
More news from Ted Wilde. In the last issue, I said he was retired. But
there has been much more to his life over the years. It includes work in Guyana and Barbados,
the study of international relations and economics at Yale University, and a master’s
degree from Union Theological Seminary. He served as executive director of the Moravian
Board of World Mission until he came to Prince of Peace Moravian Church as pastor in the ’90s.
In this new century, Ted works in Miami/Dade County on public issues and a church-sponsored
program assisting immigrants, while his wife, Margaret, teaches religion at Barry University.
As Kipling would say: a life in which each minute has been filled with 60 seconds’ worth
of distance run.
Please send more information on what you’re doing. Until next spring, from Florida.
NEWS OF 1959 - Reunion
May 21-22, 2004
From Kathy Werst Detwiler:
Homecoming 2003 was everything
an alum could desire: excellent presentations by Judith Share Yaphe ’66
and April Major ’93, tours of campus by faculty, time to reminisce
with old friends, and an outstanding Houndfest and game. April is a former student of
our own Joe Powlette ’60, longtime chair of the Physics Department. Roy
Goshorn ’58, Monk Morelli, and Izzy Mahalakis all
look terrific and are very involved with College activities. Peter Hall was a most pleasant
setting for the Alumni Awards ceremony, and there was an outstanding Moravian College
Archives exhibit in Payne Gallery (our old South Gym!).
The 50th reunion of Bethlehem High School’s Class of 1953, which included my husband,
Wayne, provided an opportunity to chat with Walter Lilly, who is enjoying
I look forward to seeing you at our 45th reunion in May.
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NEWS OF 1957
Stan Kunkle and
his wife, Julie, moved from Grand Rapids, Mich., to Naples, Fla., in September 2002.
Stan had practiced as a doctor in Grand Rapids since 1966. The last 14 years of his practice
were entirely devoted to diseases and surgery of the eye. He retired in 1999. He served
on the board of governors of the Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology,
Head and Neck, then became its national president in 1984-85. He also spent many hours
on the board of examiners for the field and received its Distinguished Service Award.
He enjoys retirement: golf, reading, sports, crossword puzzles, and fitness.
Several class members celebrated the 50th reunion of Bethlehem High School’s Class
of 1953 in October. What a terrific time we had, touring the old high school buildings
and seeing the wonderful new classrooms and curriculum of Bethlehem Vocational High School.
We also traveled by bus to see firsthand the changes in the city of Bethlehem.
I spent time with Jo-Anne Neuman Pessin and her husband, Herb, as well
as Kathy Werst Detwiler ’59 and her husband, Wayne, a 1953 Bethlehem
High School graduate, and Richard Wright, a graduate of the vocational
division, and his wife, Barbara. Joan Schnable Haupert and her husband,
Pete, returned from Europe in time for the reunion. I also had a chance to talk to Joan
Sabol Langley, Shirley Kunsman Bilheimer, Katie Kapsalis
Kehayas, Geraldine Schadle Haines, and Louise Kimminour
NEWS OF 1956