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1965 Classnotes


John Grube Landis passed away on April 17, 2024.


 John C. Demuth passed away on  April 9, 2023.


  Vincent P. Seaman passed away on December 21, 2022.

Sue Erskine Fretwell moved to N. Carolina last year to help with 2 little granddaughters, another chance to watch up close as babies grow into little kids and then into young adults. It's fascinating and they are all amazing. She had a family reunion including all the little and big cousins in Maine this summer which was totally heartwarming. She is being an attentive grandmother, nurturing window boxes of flowers, avoiding Covid, and watching birds at my window feeders, but also taking classes through OLLI . i She keeps in touch with several Moravian friends from her era, Enriched to have so many great memories of our Moravian days and life experiences since then!

November 2021

Seth Digel passed away on November 17th 2021.

Kevyn Malloy's wonderful husband, Tony Panzetta died on July 18th, 2021 as the result of a rare blood disorder.

Don Benninger is living in Lancaster, PA and has 4 daughters along with 5 grandchildren ages 18 -31. He is retired from Armstrong World Industries, Inc. in 2006 after 41 years. He loves to travel, especially riverboat cruises.

Lauri Hanawa and her husband are both retired, living in Portland Oregon. Their three adult children live in the area as do all but one of their eight grandchildren, whose ages span from 2-32, so family plays a huge part in our lives. Being the same “outdoorsy” gal she was way back when, she is grateful to still be able to get out often to enjoy all the beauty the Northwest has to offer - rivers, lakes, mountains, the coast.

Dr. George Petito has many hobbies; he has a passion for exotic autos (has over 14 at present in his collection), motorcycle riding and racing up to two years ago, avid competitive Bullseye shooter and gun collector.

Jane Honchell is living in Clark Summit, PA. 

Sam Kern is living in Virginia Beach, VA  and is a historian for the Coopersburg History historical society and is also into antique cars.  

Marc Freeman PhD and his wife have haf the opportunity to visit most of Eastern and Western Europe, Russia, China, Japan, South America, and Australia and New Zealand. but  they have yet to visit all of Florida.

Phil Gottschall and his wife are living in Collegeville, Pa and are both healthy and enjoying retirement. On the weekends they are often watching Polo at the Brandywine Polo Club near Kennett Square. Phil is also active in the American Revolution Round Table of Philadelphia (ARRTOP) which brings together a diverse group of people united by a common interest in the American Revolutionary. They stay active in church and travel, yard work and enjoy fishing in Canada every summer. 

Gail Skeen taught high school for several years and then served in Delaware’s Dept. of Justice as a civil and criminal Investigator in the Consumer and Securities Divisions. She has been retired for over 20 years and traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe with a side trip down-under to Australia and New Zealand. All very fun!

October 2021

Paul Reinhard passed away peacefully. 

Ted Bowman is publishing a new book, which will be available in November of this year.

April 2021

Roger Hudak has been the chairman of the mayor's South Side task force through the rebirth of South Bethlehem since the loss of Bethlehem Steel.

March 2021

Paul Reinhard Jr. passed away on March 13, 2021.

December 2020

Julius Martens, Jr. passed away on December 16, 2020.

Joanne Bobek passed away on December 8, 2020.

June 2020

Kevyn DePuy Malloy, Ph.D. moved to Pennswood Village, a Quaker CCRC, almost 3 years ago. She is currently "campused" because of COVID-19. She says life is good there. All three of her adult children live in the Atlanta area. She has 8 wonderful grandchildren that range in age from 18 to 24. Kevyn is very active in the community and chairs 3 committees and is a member of 4 others. She is writing more poetry and family history these days, and she is grateful for a full life.

Jane Julius Honchell's first book of poetry, A Satisfactory Daughter, was published in 2018 by NYQ Books.

November 2019

Jack Bucher passed away on December 14, 2018.

October 2019

Hilda Wolff Soden passed away on October 26, 2019.

William Silcox passed away on January 8, 2020.

The international health section of the APHA awarded Russell E. Morgan ’65 the 2019 Carl Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award in International Health. Morgan served in the Peace Corps in Kenya after graduating from Moravian University.