Class correspondent:

Posted 10/31/17

We are sad to report that Gregg McNelis passed away on October 10, 2017.  Gregg was a former Greyhound basketball player.  Gregg and his Hound brothers led the varsity basketball team to most games won at that point in team history during his junior year.  He was a member of the 1975-1976 Men’s Basketball Team that was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008.

Moravian College 2017 Homecoming Most Spirited Tailgate award presented to Bob Kafafian and his wife, Pauline.
Posted 3/30/17

Timothy Ressler is curious to learn if any of his college day friends from the classes of ’76, ’77, and ’78 are planning to attend Homecoming in September.  If any are planning to do so, Tim says it would be great to get together.

Posted 2/23/17

Virginia Hunt Rinker writes that she and husband, Robert Rinker ’75, became grandparents. In June ’16 they welcomed grandson, Sho William Rinker.

Posted 8/30/16

John Fauerbach writes:   Greetings to my fellow classmates from the
BIG SKY country (Montana). I am still pastor of a great group of Believers at
Our Savior’s Lutheran in Chester, MT and the, even more rural church of St.
Olaf in the middle of the wide open prairie.  I am proof God has a sense of
humor. If you’d like to see us go to this link for a recent article:
www.benefisfoundation.org/benefishealthcarefoundation/newsletters.aspx  choose to view spring 2016, pages 8-9.
Johnny has graduated from the University of Montana and is working for the tech company, Edulog, located in Missoula, MT.  Michael is a Jr. at Montana State University, majoring in sociology and finance. Jeannie is the local Clerk of Court, still playing piano and very active at the church.
In case anyone might be on campus, I am planning a trip home around the weekend of
Oct 22, 2016. Will anyone tailgate that away game?  Find me on face book at either, “Pastor John” or “Summer Fun in the Sun” or email pastorjohnosl@gmail.com. If you “friend” me or email me, please mention
Moravian Alumni, class of 77 or something to alert me. Go Hounds!

Posted 3/29/16

John Morganelli, Northampton County District Attorney, is seeking the democratic nomination for the Pennsylvania Attorney General primary.

Posted 2-28-15

Gene Tutzauer writes:  My son, Ryan, will turn 21 on September 30.  He plays soccer with Hood College and on that day Moravian hosts Hood.  See you there!?  My other children are Gene, Jr. NJIT (22), Jaret (17), and , Ashley (16).

Posted 6/24/15

Kathy Lemke writes:  I lived in Harrisburg for 25 years.  I earned a master’s degree in public relations working almost 30 years in non-profit fundraising.  I have earned a second master’s degree in speech language pathology and I am now working as a SLP in an acute rehabilitation facility, my second career.

Posted 2/27/15

Deborah Slahta writes:  I have been a resident artist at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, Pa. since May 2000.  I am represented by Liz O'Brien Gallery 306 in New York City.  I was featured on the PBS39 program Focus (Season 2 episode 14).

Posted 10/27/14

Tim Ressler writes:  Hello to my fellow classmates and friends in both ’77 and ’78.  It has been so long since I heard from some of you; we were all such good friends back then.  Yes the years take their toll as we all go our separate ways.  It would be nice to re-connect.  Since graduating I have lived in Pa., N.C., and WA and now retired and living in Texas.  I worked in pharmaceutical research culminating as VP regulatory affairs for two drug companies.  I retired in 2013.  I have two children; one was married in September in Hellertown!  Sure would like to hear from some of my classmates.

Posted 7/30/14

Fred Patt writes; we moved into the new house in Chestertown in December 2011, and are enjoying it greatly.  We have gotten used to the long commute, although the summer beach traffic is a hassle.  We have become dedicated locavores, as we can buy not only local produce in season, but also meat, cheese, and, wine.  This is quite a change from living in the DC suburbs.  In other news, our son, Michael, got married.  He graduated from Florida State University last year, and is planning to start grad school in the fall.

Posted 7/1/14

We are sad to report that Jude Panik passed away on May 31, 2014.

Posted 5-2-14

Kathy Ozzard Chism - Re-united with Jon VanValkenburg and living together in the Syracuse NY area.
Kim Viebrock Jankowitz - continues to work for Johnson & Johnson for 30+ years, pretty funny since I originally went there on a 2 week temp assignment.  I tell people that ‘I forgot to leave.
’Hobbies in my limited spare time include horseback riding, fly fishing and scrapbooking photos from our trips. Ken & I live in Yardley, PA.

Posted 3/4/14

Denise Torma, East Penn School District’s assistant superintendent, has been awarded the Moravian College Alumni Association’s Benigna Education Award.  The award recognizes the impact that Denise has had in the classroom.  Denise became East Penn’s assistant superintendent in 2005 after serving in a number of principal and leadership positions in the district.

Posted 12/3/13

We are sad to report that Martha Bruch passed away on November 10, 2013.

Posted 5/21/13

We are sad to report that William Gray passed away on April 4, 2013. Bill is survived by his wife and 1997 classmate, Candice Hacket Gray.


Posted 2/5/13

We are sad to report that Glenn Kleintop passed away on December 13.
We are sad to report that Samuel Lawrence Jr. passed away on December 27, 2012.

Posted 1/6/13

We are sad to report that Samuel Lawrence Jr. passed away on December 27, 2012.

Posted 1/31/12

From the Alumni House:
Mark D. Myslinski was hired as the new chief executive for Lakewood Ranch- Rapid Pathogen Screening Inc.  The company develops test kits aimed at spotting the flu, sexually transmitted diseases and perhaps more serious maladies.

Posted 11/29/11

We are sad to report that Anne Collins Frey passed away Thursday November 3.


From the Alumni House:

Ed Yeakel and his wife Karen ’82 are still living in the Bethlehem area.  Ed holds an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh is at is working at Air Products. Many don’t know that Tom Moyer, Tim Brinker and Ed all went right from Moravian to Lehigh to receive graduate degrees in mechanical engineering and mechanics. Ed’s first manager at Air Products was John Landis ’65, who now owns Vynecrest Winery and hosts a lot of alumni events.  Ed and Karen have a son Jon who is a Penn State grad, living in Harrisburg and working in construction and real estate. Their daughter Lydia just graduated from Muhlenberg (Ed says, “Sorry”), and is working in Bethlehem in the food and hospitality business.
John Fauerbach completely ignored his degree in Mortuary Science and His licensure in Montana. Instead of buying a local funeral home as planned, he heard the call and has been ordained an LCMC pastor in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Chester Montana where’s he’s been serving for just over a year. He also serves a rural church in his parish, St’ Olaf’s in Ledger, MT. John and Jeannie’s son, Johnny, is a sophomore at the University of Montana. Their son Michael is a sophomore at the Chester High School.
Kathy Ozzard Chism is founder and  Director of Dream One World, Inc., an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) global nonprofit dedicated to assisting those with life challenges who simply need a helping hand in fulfilling their needs and dreams, and have difficulty finding that help elsewhere. www.dreamoneworld.org
Gwen Bolger is working in New Jersey as the sr. director for Corporate Human Resources at the Hibbert Group a marketing and technologically related services provider. www.hibbertgroup.com

Congrats to Fred and Corinne ’78 Patt who are having a house built in Chestertown, on Maryland's Eastern Shore and plan to move in early November.  Chestertown is a small, historic, waterfront town, and home to Washington College. They are keeping their jobs in Greenbelt, M.D.; Fred is with Science Applications International Corporation.
Posted 8/31/11

From the Alumni House:
Rev. Bruce Weaknecht celebrated 30 years of being a pastor in the Moravian Church on June 7th, the last eight years as pastor of the congregation in Egg Harbor City.

Posted 4/4/11

From the Alumni House:
Mark Myslinski was appointed senior vice president and general manager of diagnostics at Hologic, Inc.  Hologic is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems, and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women.  Mark will oversee the company’s diagnostics group, including all cytology and molecular diagnostics products.

Posted 9/1/10

From the Alumni House:

                We are saddened to report that Pedro L. Boone passed away on Friday, July 30, 2010.                                


Posted 6/29/09

Mark Myslinski has been named President and Chief Executive Officer effectively immediately by RedPath Integrated Pathology Inc.  RedPath is a molecular diagnostic company dedicated to the effective diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Mary L. Hubbs Gasdaska, having been an educator teaching sixth grade for the past 32 years is planning to retire next year. She attributes her success to her Moravian education. Talk about a great legacy, Mary is happy to report that her daughter Julia graduated Moravian in ’07 and is now our Assistant Director of Alumni Relations.

Fred Patt and wife Corinne Fusco Patt ’78 have two graduations coming up this spring. Daughter Julia will graduate from Sweet Briar College and son Michael from high school. When Michael heads off to college in the fall, Fred & Corinne will be empty nesters.

John Fauerbach and his wife Jeannie announce the graduation of their eldest son Johnny (John IV) from Chester-Joplin-Inverness High School in Montana.

Posted 4/20/09

From John:

Fred (Frederick) S. Patt and wife Corinne Fusco ’78 were blessed by the marriage of their oldest daughter, Elizabeth, to Joseph Creech. Congratulations Fred and Corinne! The May 2008 wedding was held outdoors at the Patt’s residence. It was quite the affair, and included a large tent and a chef. Elizabeth attended Moravian her freshman year, before transferring to the University of Maryland, where she earned her degree.

Bruce Weaknecht came to Big Sky Country (Montana) last summer to visit his nephew, who was working in Glacier National Park. Bruce was supposed to be enjoying a nice, quiet horseback ride through the park, but ended up taking an unexpected helicopter ride. Something spooked Bruce’s mount—Bruce was thrown off, landed hard, and broke his arm. He was flown to nearby Kalispell, Mont., where he received “terrific medical treatment.” 

John Morganelli ran in the November Pennsylvania election as the Democratic candidate for attorney general. If you visit John’s web site, http://www.johnmorganelli.com, you’ll see that his bio proudly lists his Moravian accomplishments. You can even see a recent picture.
John Fauerbach was elected for a three-year term on the local school board of Liberty County, Montana. He serves as a school board trustee for Chester-Joplin-Inverness elementary, junior high, and high schools. His two sons, Johnny and Michael, attend the high and junior high schools respectively.

Gregg McNelis, senior executive, vice president, and chief operating officer of TBS Shipping Services, shared in the honor of his company’s launch of the M/V Rockaway Belle. The 34,500-ton ocean cargo vessel was named in honor of fire, police, and emergency services personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice while responding to the 911 calls at the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001.

From the Alumni House:

Patricia Billie Miller retired from the public housing industry. After her retirement, in August 2007, she replaced a former member of the board of representatives for the City of Stamford. She then ran unopposed in the November 2007 election. On November 4, 2008, she made history by becoming the first African-American member of the Connecticut General Assembly to represent Stamford.