Class correspondent:
Kathie Broczkowski Klein

Posted 11/29/17

We are sad to report that Jean Pearson passed away on November 16, 2017.

Posted 9/29/17

Kirby Hickey has been elected as one of the newest members of the Keystone College board of trustees.  Kirby, of York, Pa., is treasurer and chief financial officer of the World Methodist Council.  He is past president and CEO of Hickey Toyota, a business founded by his father.  He was also owner, president and CEO of United Sales, a York company that sold office furniture and provided interior design services.  Kirby is currently president of the Stewardship Foundation of the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Posted 8/3/17

Notes from Kathie:  It was a wonderful 50th reunion for the class of ’67.  Those attending were: Betsey Anthony Brown and Dick Anthony, Maggie Morgan Blanda and Ray Blanda, Julianne Pesola Cassady, Dick Chaiet, Gary and Donna DeFulvio, Rev. Dr.  Dick and Susan Ditterline, Wayne Dovan and Carol Morrow Dovan ’68, Bill and Judy Oravec Farquer, Mary Ann Mikitka Fritz and Jack Fritz, Syd and Joyce Goldberg, Martha Dodge Griffis and Jeff Griffiis ’75, Gary and Loraine Henry, Alan Herd, Christina Grigg Martin, Barbara Worsley Morgan, DMD and Jim Morgan, Hank Nehilla, Don and Pat Soltysiak, Roger Hudak ’65 also happened to join us for dinner.

Arriving early Friday, many class members toured South Campus.  Evening activities included a sincere welcome by President Bryon Grigsby ’90, followed by a wonderful dinner in the HUB.  On Saturday morning we enjoyed brunch in the dining room of the Hotel Bethlehem while being given an update of the all things new at Moravian College.  Moravian is celebrating the 275th Anniversary of its founding.  Conversation before we adjourned left us feeling that we enjoyed our time together and all reiterated how proud we were to be a part of this wonderful College and our years spent on its Campus.

I want to apologize to Dick Chaiet who apparently had written class notes to me and somehow I never got them and they never got published.  Please forgive, Dick.  Also, a huge thank you to those who filled out the survey and I hope to add them to the class notes in the ensuing months for all to enjoy.  If any of you know specifics concerning classmates please check the Moravian College website and offer them for our column at any time.

Posted 4-26-17

We are sad to report that Carolyn Sabatine Dell’Alba passed away October 1, 2012.

Posted 3/30/17

We are sad to report that Bernard Hart passed away on January 7, 2017.

Posted 1-31-17

We are sad to report that Bernard Hart passed away on January 7, 2017.

Posted 7/29/16

We are sad to report that Ronald Merkel passed away on June 29, 2016.

Posted 1/14/16

Betsey Brown Anthony writes:  What a great roommate reunion Lynn Balfour Owens, Priscilla Tonii Hodges, Carol Kriebel Read and I had in January.  Lynn has wanted the three of us to come visit her on lovely Marco Island, Fla., where she spends the winter.  The weather was perfect for sightseeing.  Of course no one has changed and we picked up where we left off 35 years ago-the last time the four of us were together.  We feel blessed to have remained special friends after our college days.

Posted 3/31/15

Kathie Broczkowski Klein; kathieklein45@aol.com
After 31 years of public school teaching Elaine DeReamer Conner has been playing tennis almost non-stop since she retired.  On March 15 she will receive the USTA award at Moravian.  Elaine says, “It is even more exciting for me because I am returning to my alma mater to get the award.”

Elaine DeReamer Connor writes: I have my Masters Degree in English from Lehigh University.  I retired in 2006 after 31 years of teaching.  I was a volunteer at Camp Compass for several years.  I am an avid tennis player and serve as Board Secretary at Oakmont Tennis Club in Allentown, Pa.  I am also a member of Winning Touch Tennis Club.  After becoming a team Middle States champ, I went to Nationals in Indiana Wells, CA, in 2007 with a team from Winning Touch Tennis.  I recently received the 2014 Courage Award from USTA/MS/EPD in March at Moravian.   Along with this I was also presented with a PA Senate Recognition Proclamation.

Rev. Ruth Harris Runkle is a volunteer visitation pastor who gives practical assistance to medically needy adults in the community and she serves her local church as the organist.  Her community service also includes serving the non-profit New Sweden Centre, based in Wilmington, Delaware, as a board member and education consultant.

Alan Herd writes: Our Greyhound tennis teams, up to a few years ago, visited us here on Hilton Head Island for a lively week of collegiate matches.  I never bought more Gatorade in my life, as often both Moravian and Penn State chose the same week to visit.  We would love to see our MoMo teams again.

Posted 7/30/14

We are sad to report that Bruce Leshishyn passed away on July 2, 2014.

Posted 5/30/14

We are sad to report that Thomas Irwin, Jr., ’67 M.Div. passed away on April 26, 2014.

Posted 3/31/14

Jeffrey Richards has published a new book The Principles of Synergism: Radical Empowerment. (published by Trafford Publishing)

Posted 2/11/14

We are sad to report that Olindo Zanchettin passed away on December 20, 2013.

Posted 10/31/13

We are sad to report that Virginia Krohn Tresolini Gress passed away on October 7.

Posted 4/2/13

From the Alumni Office:
We are sad to report that James A. Tucker passed away on January 21.

Posted 3/11/13

Kathie Broczkowski Klein; kathieklein45@aol.com
From the Alumni Office:
We are sad to report that Laura Bremmer Tidmarch passed away on January 31.

Posted 10/25/12

Joy Willow will be performing at the Sonora Bach Festival in the Presbyterian Church of the 49ers in Colubmia.  She has directed and composed for several church and community choirs.  She has taught voice privately for almost 30 years and is active in the visual arts and poetry. 

Posted 6/5/12

We are sad to report that Mark Tietjen passed away on May 21, 2012.

Posted 4/3/12

From the Alumni House:
We are sad to report that Robert A. Mann, Sr. passed away on March 3, 2012.

Posted 1/31/12

From the Alumni House:
We regret to announce that Dorothy E. Eagan Castagnera passed away on December 26, 2011.

Posted 8/31/11

From the Alumni House:

We are sad to report that Joel Reiter passed away on July 13, 2011.        

Posted 7/1/11

From the Alumni House:
Robert Snyder was awarded one of the 2011 Blackboard Awards for Excellence in teaching, which are presented by Manhattan Media and Fordgam University. He recently retired from the St. Luke’s School in Greenwich Village, NYC and has accepted a position as the Director of Alumni Relations.

Posted 1/26/11

From the Alumni House:

We are sad to report that Timothy Phelps passed away on December 31, 2010.


Posted 10/29/10

From the Alumni House:
We are sad to report that Edwin A. Simmons passed away on October 9, 2010.

We regret to report that Joan Kramer Mauer passed away on October 10, 2010.

Posted 4/20/09

From Kathie:

I heard from Jeff Richards who writes that he enjoys reading our column and offered an update. Jeff had been a chemistry major and worked with Dr. Collier in the Honors Program. He received a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, followed by a thirty-year career with Pfizer Inc., where he led in the development, defense, and launch of more than twenty human and animal health products. “My Moravian experience prepared me very well,” he said. He added that during that time, he and his wife were blessed with two sons, Jasen and Jonathan, and two daughters, Martha and Maryellen, who are now college graduates with their own families. His five grandchildren are Juliet, Samuel, Lincoln, Lillian, and Ivy. His book about great teamwork, The Principles of Teamwork-Radical Empowerment, was recently published by Trafford Press. 

Jeff hoped I would encourage more of you to write … which is certainly nothing new for those of us who meet this deadline throughout the year. One of our classmates asked whether he would get his name in this “society column” after Bethlehem’s Liberty High School Class of 1963 reunion on October 4, when so many of us socialized and danced the night away. I told him “of course you will,” because I always need news. Those attending the reunion along with spouses, significant others, etc., are Moravian classmates Frank Matla, Bob Check, Kerry Beidleman, Syd Goldberg, Gary DeFulvio, Connie Urschitz Gilbert, George Senick ’72 and me.

For me to continue this “society column,” please send news! Also, if one of you would like to take on this endeavor as class correspondent for a retirement project, please let me or Pat Hanna (PHanna@Moravian.edu) know. I would love to take a break after five years!

I want to add that we are ver proud to have seen my daughter Holly's work on the animated film Coraline over the Christmas holiday at a local movie theatre. She worked on the fild over a two year period in Portland, Oregon. She ws teh secon assistant editor and the film received four strs from the reviewers nationally.