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1963 Classnotes


In September four Moravian and OGO alumni visited the campus for our 60th class reunion. They shared stories about their lives and families and reminisced about their wonderful experiences at Moravian. They toured both the South Campus and North Campus and were excited to see all the changes including new buildings. They look forward to their  70th! and hope to visit the newly renovated HUB. Don Vogel and wife Joann, Gary Sandercock and wife Donna K, and Bill Leicht and wife Carol. Stan and his wife Gwynn Gilbert. Gwynn and Carol will celebrate their 60th Moravian reunion next year.

Michael J. Kissel, Jr. passed away on November 16, 2023.

Randolph E. Wagner passed away on August 31, 2023.


Robert E Preston passed away on November 27, 2022.

Margaret Louise Higgins passed away on November 20, 2022.

Patricia A. (Hall) Petito passed away on  December 8, 2022.

The Charles E Decker Foundation has been selected for 2022 Best of Manhattan Award in the Educational, Philanthropic, Research Foundations category by the Manhattan Award Program. The foundation was formed in 2004 by Charles E. Decker to help support the orphanage Niños de Cristo, in La Romana, in the Southeast part of the country. Today Niños de Cristo is home to 190 children-160 girls and 30 boys. The children range from 6 months to 18 years (as they are not available for adoption).

October 2021

Gary Sandercock and wife, Donna paid a visit to Jim and Carole Kelyman while vacationing in Florida. Gary said that both Kelymans look great and they reminisced about the good old days at Moravian and the OGOs.

William Leicht and Carol are still in the same Scottsdale house we bought in 1992 when we relocated from NY. He retired from my 2nd career, Real Estate, at the end of 2020. Like many of us they have been hunkered down during the pandemic. They like to travel but had to cancel two cruises last year. They are now scheduled to do a cruise in November from Athens to Israel and Turkey. Protocols seem right and They are looking forward to it.

Donald Eichenhofer passed away on October 1, 2021.

July 2021

David Howard passed away on July 13, 2021.

June 2021

William Pysher passed away on June 17, 2021.

January 2021

John Shigo, M.D. sold his family practice in Maryland in 2013 and started a telemedicine consultant and patient advocate company. He moved from Virginia to Santa Rosa, California. In 2015, Dr. John married his wife, Hellen, and joined the Kenwood Glen Ellen Rotary Club. He is employed by MyOnCallDoc and QuivvyTech, providing telemedicine in genetics and Medicare, and he is a local radio guest, presenting information about the opioid epidemic and drug addiction.

November 2020

David Linaberry passed away on November 8, 2020.

June 2020

John Shigo, M.D. is a 50-year alumnus of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.

May 2020

Richard Rusk II passed away on April 28, 2020.

March 2020

Richard Kosman passed away on March 9, 2020.

February 2020

James "Ted" Meixell passed away on February 4, 2020.