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1968 Classnotes


Willa Howard Kravitz  moved to Goodyear, AZ in 2019. She loves the daily sunshine and opportunity to play golf whenever the mood strikes. She lives in aa 55+ active lifestyle community called PebbleCreek. It’s a wonderful community of caring people. Myself, and a group of women at PebbleCreek ceated The Women’s Giving Circle that advocates for and facilitates philanthropic support of organizations in the Phoenix West Valley. Periodically I hear from Bob Gingrich ’69, Jeff Gernsheimer ’68, Susan Redfield ’68, Carol Henn ’68, Lynn Trodahl Chynoweith ’68 and Bertie Knisley ’69. I follow a few others on Facebook including Kathy ’68 & Mike ’68 Dowd, Don Powell ’68, and Ken Bratspie ’68. Can you believe our 55th reunion is approaching?

John K. Clause passed away on July 11, 2022.

Ronald R. Morello (Ron) passed away on November 2, 2022.

Alan S. Zavacky passed away on October 6, 2022.

Philip B. Landes passed away on September 21, 2022.

December 2021

Jonathan Peters passed away on December 29, 2021.

Richard Walters passed away on November 16th, 2021.

November 2021

Rev. Mike Dowd recently celebrated the 50th Anniversary of his Ordination. President Bryon Grigsby and Trustee Janice Young joined in the celebration. He is currently the pastor of First United Church of Christ in Easton, PA. The congregation was founded in 1745 and the sanctuary was constructed in 1775.

Richard Gerber's wife of 53 years, Rita Gerber, passed away on September 6, 2021.

September 2021

Upon Kenneth Kobler's, retirement his wife and him have traveled extensively, both home and abroad. One of their most gratifying experiences was their volunteer work in New Orleans post-Katrina which amounted to about 40 weeks over a 9 year period.

Martin Crabtree passed away on September 14th, 2021.

May 2021

Margaret "Meg" Dowd G'21, daughter of Rev. Mike Dowd S'71 and Kathleen Doyle Dowd '68, will have graduated from Moravian University on May 8, 2021 with her MBA, as well as the recipient of the Humanitas Award at graduation! Congratulations Meg!

March 2021

Carl Fritzinger Jr. passed away on March 13, 2021.

October 2020

Ruth Chen, Ph.D. is teaching environmental risk assessment and toxicology for the 10th year.

Ralph Eltringham passed away on February 1, 2020.

September 2020

Robert Silcox, Sr. passed away on September 25, 2020.

June 2020

Dorinda Pritchard passed away on June 12, 2020.

August 2019

Alumni Jeff Gernsheimer, Bob Gingrich '69, and Barry Scheinberg, Esq. and their wives got together for their "Kinda-annual Reunion."

The Virtua Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of its newest member, Robert Silcox.