Summer 2003 Magazine Archive & SearchMuhlenberg Home


page 21: ’50 - ’59

page 22: ’60 - ’72

page 23: ’74 - ’87

page 24: ’88 - ’93

page 25: ’94 - ’98

page 26: ’99


page 27: ’00 - ’01

page 28: mini-mules ’82 - ’90

page 29: mini-mules ’91 - ’01

page 30: ’02 -’03

page 31: in memoriam

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| ’60 | Carl Fenstermaker has been retired since 1995, following a 33-year career with the U.S. General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C. He is currently enjoying life in Hilton Head, S.C., playing lots of tennis, swimming and doing volunteer and church work together with some travel. He writes that he and his wife, Barbara, enjoyed a recent visit with daughter and son-in-law and two grandkids in California and a cruise to the western Caribbean last Christmas. Carl and Barbara have been married 42 years and have four children and seven grandchildren.

| ’61 | Richard W. Horn was re-elected Secretary of the Ministerium at the 2003 Annual Conference of the Lutheran Ministerium and Synod - USA (LMS-USA), a Confessional Lutheran Church with headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind. In addition to those responsibilities, he was also appointed to the faculty of St. Timothy Lutheran Seminary, seminary of the LMS-USA. The police and emergency services chaplain for Parsippany - Troy Hills, N.J., Richard is a member of the F.O.P. and has recently been elected Chaplain of NJ F.O.P. Lodge #148. He has written a prayer for use by law enforcement officers and emergency services personnel. Following the 2003 National Convention of the Fraternal Order of Police held in Providence, R.I., in August, F.O.P National President Chuck Canterbury read the prayer:

“Lord, give us the confidence that we will never be alone.
In times of trouble give us guidance;
In times of tragedy give us compassion;
In times of sorrow give us strength;
In times of joy give us renewed commitment to the work we do. Amen.”

Edith “Chickie” (Zimmerman) Rosenberg sends this news: “As an English major at Muhlenberg, where I was the editor of the poetry workshop and the literary publication, plus the fact that I have a master’s degree in American literature, I always planned on writing a critical book on the works of William Faulkner. Well, my book is hot off the press, but it’s a far stretch from Yoknapatawpha County to the Green Mountains of Vermont, where I instruct snowboarding at Killington, the largest ski/snowboard resort in the East. The title of my book is “Snowboarding For Women: A Guide for the Betty Shred Wannabe,” and it’s available at This is a book for women who hate the cold, are afraid of heights, and don’t like the idea of going fast downhill but don’t want to miss out on all the fun. You never know what you will wind up doing in life!”

| ’62 | Dottie (Dennis) Goldman writes that, inspired by the class reunion in 2002, she and her ‘Berg friends met at Vero Beach, Fla., during Easter week. Dottie, Becky (Lentz) Gorton, MaryJo (Metzger) Hellick, Judy (Vanderhyde) Wilson and Pat (Delawter) Streckfuss “played on the beach and talked, talked, talked,” she says. Bill Verzino was elected to the position of Sheriff of Los Alamos County, N.M., in November 2002. He will serve a four-year term for the county.

| ’63 | Paul Preuss authored the “School Leader’s Guide to Root Cause Analysis: Using Data to Dissolve Problems,” published by Eye on Education in Larchmont, N.Y. The text provides concepts, methods and examples that enable school districts to identify root causes for poor student and school performance. Strategies for improvement can then be aimed at dissolving causes rather than patching the symptoms. Paul and his wife, Becky, live in Queensbury, N.Y. John Ponchak has been inducted into the Somerville High School Hall of Fame. A standout basketball player, John held the Somerville High single-game scoring record of 36 points for a time. As a coach at Ramsey High (N.J.), he was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame and holds the Bergen County record for coaching victories.

| ’66 | Ruth (Schultz) Burkett sends this news: “In December 2002, I received my Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla. I spent spring and summer of 2003 teaching as an adjunct professor for USF, conducting postdoctoral research with a professor at USF and publishing several papers that had been presented at national conferences. After an extensive job search, I was offered and accepted a full-time tenure track position as assistant professor of science education at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Mo., about 50 miles southeast of Kansas City. I moved to Warrensburg in July and, thanks to visits from my daughter-in-law and my daughter and her boyfriend, have settled in for what I hope will be a long and successful stay at Central.” R. Michael McClellan writes that his son, Andrew Michael McClellan, has just entered Muhlenberg as a member of the Class of 2007.

William C. Roeger, Jr. '69
| ’69 | Richard Gross recently was promoted to associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is co-editor of the textbook “Medical Consultation.” He lives in Baltimore with his wife, Kathleen; they have two sons, David and Jonathan. Sam Mendelson retired as principal of the East Amwell School after 32 years in public education in New Jersey. He was recently appointed as a part-time clinical instructor for Kean University’s College of Education. In that capacity he will serve as university supervisor for all undergraduate and post graduate professional field experiences at Linden (N.J.) High School and will be University liaison for establishing a professional development school partnership between the University and the High School. William C. Roeger, Jr., a principal in the Bucks and Lehigh County law firm of Roeger & Walker, received a Special Service Award from the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. The award recognizes Bill’s outstanding and longtime work for the trial lawyers association and the people of Pennsylvania. A chair of the firm’s litigation department, Bill routinely tries cases in approximately eight jurisdictions. He and his wife, Ellen, reside in Center Valley, Pa.

| ’70 | Emmett Barcalow of Amherst, Mass., writes that his third book, “Justice, Equality and Rights,” has been published by Wadsworth Publishing Company. Emmett is professor of philosophy and chair of the department of communication and humanities at Western New England College in Springfield, Mass. Rob Loeffler, M.D., and his wife, Gloria, have relocated to Key West, Fla. Rob was a professor of orthopedic surgery and the chief of the sports medicine division and team doctor at the University of Colorado since 1992. He will now be the head of the Dolphin Sports Medicine Clinic in Key West. They are enjoying the sailing, SCUBA diving and warm weather.

| ’71 | Mario Seijas-Pizarro and his wife, Sylvia Vegas de Seijas, live in Venezuela, where Mario is vice president of Institutional Relations, Estrategic and Government for the Corporación Telemic, C.A. He currently serves as the president of the National Chamber of Cable Televisión Operators. The organization is called Cámara Venezolana de Televisión por Suscripción, CAVETESU.

| ’72 | Larry Eisenfeld and his wife, Terri, are pleased to announce the wedding of their daughter Rachel to Joshua Lima. The newlyweds reside in St. Mary’s, Ga., where Josh is on a submarine base. Larry and Terri live in Ft. Myers, Fla. Their son Mark will enter the University of Florida School of Medicine in the fall, where he plans to follow his father’s path and become an orthopedic surgeon.


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