Class Notes

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page 25: ’96 - ’97

page 26: mini-mules ’77 - ’93

 

page 27: mini-mules ’94 - ’01

page 28: ’98 - ’99

page 29: ’00 - ’01

page 30: ’02 -’04

page 31: in memoriam

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| ’48 | Donald H. Geyer reports that he is living in Sarasota, Fla. He is enjoying good health and playing golf two or three times weekly.

| ’56 | During his four years at Muhlenberg, Dr. Richard Gross was a member of the Phi Epsilon Pi social fraternity and served as vice president in his junior year. He was selected to the prestigious Omicron Delta Kappa honorary leadership fraternity in his senior year. Dick was a member of the pre-med society from his freshman through his senior year and served as treasurer in his junior year and vice president in his senior years. Also in his senior year he served as treasurer for the Student Council. He was on the Interfraternity Council in his sophomore and junior year and also served on the Junior Prom Committee. In addition, Dick played intramural sports for four years. Dick retired from private practice in child psychiatry after 37 years and is currently teaching at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He is also a Clinical Professor at George Washington University Medical School and Georgetown University. Even with his busy semi-retired schedule, Dick still finds time to play tennis and keep up with his piano lessons. Dick and his wife of 43 years, Carol, live in Chevy Chase, Md. They have three children; Harris Daniel, a movie producer; Louise Reynolds, a family physician; and Deborah Meisel, a psychiatric social worker in Providence R.I. They are blessed with five grandchildren. Virgil C. Scott, Jr. is now retired after a 40-year teaching career. After graduation he spent two years teaching at Fort Bragg, N.C., during his tour of military duty. He taught one year at Lykens High School and was head coach of their basketball team. He then joined the Blue Mountain School System and spent 37 years teaching world culture and was also assistant athletic director, assistant basketball coach and junior varsity basketball coach. Virgil and his wife Barbara have been married 43 years and live in Pottsville, Pa. They have three children; Christopher, a naval architect working with the U.S. Navy; Stephan, a research specialist working for the U.S. Air Force; and Sandra, a psychologist. They have two grandchildren, Marie Elizabeth and Thomas Christopher. Virgil keeps busy in his retirement; he has been a PIAA track and field official for over 35 years. He is also the sports reporter for the Reading Eagle newspaper. While attending Muhlenberg, Virgil was a member of the Phi Kappa Tau social fraternity for four years, serving as corresponding secretary in his junior year and pledge master in his senior year. Virgil worked on the Muhlenberg Weekly in his freshman and sophomore years and the radio station WMUH in his junior year. He was also a member of the educational club in his junior and senior year. Virgil was very active in athletics; he was the football manager under Coach Tom Tripplet; the basketball manager under Coach Bernie Crum and baseball manager under Coach Bobby Hicks. Marc Strausberg is a co-founder of EDGAR Online, Inc, a NASDAQ listed company and has served as the chairman of its board of directors since the Norwalk, Conn.-based company was formed in 1995. Marc currently serves on the advisory board of CARLAB (Continuance Assurance and Reporting Laboratory at Rutgers University) and is a member of the Council on the Future of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University. Marc currently lives in Pound Ridge, N.Y. with his wife and business partner Susan J. Strausberg (CEO and President of their company). They have three daughters and five grandchildren. During his undergraduate days, Marc was a member of the Phi Epsilon Pi social fraternity for four years and was vice president in his senior year. He was a member of the Interfraternity Council in his sophomore year, the Mask and Dagger Club in his junior year and the Maimonedes Club in his senior year. Marc also participated in intramural sports for four years. Jean Coughlin sends this note to all of Tommy’s classmates: “I am happy to report that Tommy is making tremendous progress in his recovery from the stroke he suffered in October. Thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers during this stressful time.”

Remember our 50th reunion — June 2006
Tommy Coughlin ’56
Class correspondent & Fund Chair (610) 530-9565 jeanc4844@enter.net

| ’67 | Bruce Cohen is teaching senior biology and science in an international school in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique.

| ’69 | Jeff Allyn just had his fourth magazine article published. “Holding a Grudge” appeared in the latest issue of The Restorer, published by the National Corvette Restoration Society. This follows two articles in Fire Engineering Magazine and one in The Journal of the National Association of School Social Workers over the last 30 years. Following retirement two years ago, Jeff has kept busy working part time as an investigator/truant officer for the Bloomfield Schools, being president of the Northwest Bergen Mutual Aid Association (a fire department association of 17 towns/units), restoring a 1970 Corvette convertible, being a Boy Scout leader, raising his 13 year-old son Billy and answering fire calls with the Midland Park Volunteer Fire Department.

| ’71 | Dennis Tribble is currently living in Florida with his new wife, Irina. In January, his daughter Molly is scheduled to be married in England.

| ’74 | Betsy (Caplan) MacCarthy writes, “I was recently visiting family in Stone Harbor, N.J., and saw a Muhlenberg flag flying from a beachfront house, so I knocked on the door to find out who they were. They turned out to be Frances (Ernst) Hitch ’69, her husband, Vance ’67 and her sister, who attended Muhlenberg for two years but transferred out. They owned the beach house and were there for the weekend. We didn’t attend Muhlenberg at the same time but had people in common. Then we found out we live only about 10 miles apart in northern Virginia! They invited us to drop in any time we were at the Jersey shore.” Wynne Perlman Wircer has just gotten married to Marvin Bude of Melbourne, Australia. The wedding took place on November 25, 2004, in Israel, where Wynne lives. Wynne’s children made up the wedding party. Michael helped to give her away, Daniella was her maid of honor and Adam was Marvin’s best man. Wynne and Marvin plan to make their future home in Melbourne, Australia.

| ’76 | Terry Master continues to teach ecology and behavior courses at East Stroudsburg University and Costa Rica and has received grants totaling $250,000 for various research projects. He and his wife recently guided a natural history tour to East Africa.

| ’77 | Christopher and Wendy (McNamara) Brondi have two children, Jackie, 11 and Matthew, 9. Wendy served on the steering committee for the special education improvement plans for the Rumson, N.J. Board of Education in 2004 and became active in a parent advocacy group which resulted in the provision of assistive technology and in-class support to children who, like her son, have auditory processing and hearing challenges.

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