Class Notes

page 23: ’54 - ’65

page 24: ’66 - ’87

page 25: ’88 - ’95

page 26: ’96 - ’98

page 27: ’99 - ’00

 

page 28: mini-mules ’86 - ’94

page 29: mini-mules ’95 - ’03

page 30: ’01 -’03

page 31: in memoriam

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| ’42 | Bertram Levinstone writes that he has retired after 52 years in the practice of general surgery, but is still active in part-time administrative medical work, reviewing medical records. An amateur clarinetist, he plays in local community orchestras and enjoys subscriptions to the opera and orchestra, as well as occasional plays and musicals. He is following the careers of his sons and grandsons.


Henry Moyer

| ’48 | Henry E. Moyer writes, “The big event in my life this year was the receiving of the certificate of recognition for 50 years in the ordained ministry, given to me at our Synod Assembly. I graduated from the Northwestern Theological Seminary (U.L.C.A.) in Minneapolis, Minn. and have served my Lord and my church in rural parishes in the mid-west. I am retired and living in my first house; all other dwellings were parsonages. At the age of 80, I still find myself continuing to serve the church, but on a part-time basis (16 hours per week), as the visitation pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, Thief Falls, Minn., a large congregation (1800 members) in this predominately rural area. My wife and I together carry on a two by two visiting ministry, calling on the lonely, shut-in, institutionalized and aged. We have four children (two of each gender) all grown and married and living apart in four states: Fla., Mo., S.D. and N.D.”

| ’50 | Paul Grumeier has retired from Shenandoah University’s development department and from Technicon Corporation. He has also stepped down as the vice president of administration for Project HOPE. He was previously employed with Merck and Co., Inc., Wyeth Laboratories. Paul received a M.S. in bacteriology from Lehigh University and a Ph.D. in medical microbiology from the University of Pennsylvania.

| ’56 | Albert A. Ferrara graduated from Muhlenberg with a B.S./B.A. degree and then attended Lehigh University to obtain his M.B.A. in Accounting, Business and Business Law. During his four years at Muhlenberg, Al was a member of the Commuters Club and vice president of the Economics Club for three years. He also participated in intramural sports. Al pursued a career in accounting and spent 34 years with Bethlehem Steel Corporation retiring as their senior claims adjuster. In June 2004, Al and his wife Nancy celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Nancy, who was a registered nurse for 41 years, is also retired. They still live in Allentown at 3031 Elm Drive, Allentown PA 18103. Al and Nancy have three sons, Phillip, a Roman Catholic Monastic Priest and director of the Order of Our Lady of Solitude; David, who is the drummer and manager of the group “Herman’s Hermits” and Christopher who also graduated from Muhlenberg in 1980 and is now a professor at the Northampton Community College. Al enjoys his retirement and spends as much time as possible with his sons and two grandchildren Sophie and Kenneth. Herbert R. Kasnetz M.D. retired in 1994 and currently resides in Honolulu Hawaii at 165 Lumahai St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96825, (808) 396-8322. Herb and his wife Deborah have one son Joey who is thirteen. Joey is an outstanding all round athlete, a sponsored surfer and a ranked tennis player. In spite of their busy schedule Herb and his family manage to find time to relax on their 60-foot-motor yacht, the “Melskahana,” and cruise the Hawaiian Islands. Herb graduated Muhlenberg with a B.S. degree and then attended the New York Medical College Flower and Fifth Ave. Hospitals for four years. Upon completion of his M.D., Herb had a year of internship and spent four years surgical residency before serving in the Army for two years as a Captain in the Medical Corps. For 47 years until his retirement, Herb lived in Dallas and worked at St. Paul’s and Methodist Hospital and taught at Southwest Medical Schools. During his four years at Muhlenberg, Herb was a member of Phi Sigma Iota honorary fraternity and was president in his senior year. He was a member of the Pre-Med Society, Christian Living and the Class Executive Council. Herb was very active in the Mask & Dagger Society and was the treasurer, business manager and co-chairman of publicity. He was also a member of the band and participated in intramural sports. After graduating from Muhlenberg with a B.S. degree, Dr. Irving O. Thomas entered the Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I. and served as a special weapons officer making two aircraft carrier deployments to the Far East. Following three years in the service, Irv attended the University of Pennsylvania where he obtained his doctorate in dentistry. He retired eight years ago and now spends the winter months in Naples, Fla. and the rest of the year in Wilmington, Del. where he was in private practice for 32 years. Irv and his wife Sue have been married 48 years. They have two children – Brett who lives in Boulder, Co. and LeeAnn who lives in Atlanta, Ga. and has two daughters. Irv and Sue enjoy spending time with their family, traveling and playing golf. During his tenure at Muhlenberg, Irv was a member of Phi Kappa Tau social fraternity. He was pledge master as a junior and president as a senior. He wrestled and was also a member of the M Club. He was a member of the Muhlenberg Christian Association and served on the Interfraternity Council.

Tommy Coughlin sends this note for all his classmates:

As I sit back and contemplate
Those young freshmen the class of ’08
Through laughter and tears
They will learn with their peers
The pride of a Muhlenberg Graduate
Remember our 50th reunion – June 2006
Tommy Coughlin
Class Correspondent & Fund Chair
(610) 530-9565 jeanc4844@enter.net

| ’60 | Ken Fagerheim retired from the ministry of the reformed Episcopal church in 2001. In November of this year, he and wife Judy plan a move to Willow Valley at Lancaster, Pa. Ken has recently taken a part-time job for HCSS estimating software (Houston, Texas) and will be traveling throughout the eastern U.S. to assist contractors in using it.

| ’62 | Robert Karp is senior editor of “A Teacher’s Guide to Pediatric Clinical Nutrition,” available online at www.downstate.edu/peds/pednutrition.html. Robert is professor of pediatrics at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Also available on the web is his “Epilogue to the Curriculum for Poor and Underserved Children,” an exposition on the causes and consequences of poverty among children in the United States, at www.servingtheunderserved.org.

| ’63 | Barry C. Dorn recently graduated from the masters program in health care management at the Harvard School of Public Health. He writes, “It was great fun returning to my student days and I am sure it will make me a better teacher.”

| ’65 | Donald S. Heintzelman announced that the new, revised and updated edition of “Guide to Hawk Watching in North America” (Globe Pequot Press, 2004) is now back in print and available as a Falcon Guide. It is available from the publisher at www.GlobePequot.com, booksellers in Canada and the USA, and on-line book sellers. This is the first update and revision of this book since it was published originally in 1979 by Penn State University Press. Christina (Schlenker) Kioko writes, “My husband and I recently attended the graduation of our third son, who graduated as a civil engineer from Notre Dame University. Joseph, my husband, retired from the Kenya Wildlife Service at the beginning of the year, and we moved to our farm outside rural Nairobi. We maintain a small apartment at Nairobi Academy where I stay weekdays during school time. Although I was not be able to attend the reunion weekend as school does not close for the summer until July, I was with you all in spirit.” In 2003, Barbara E. Solt received a Ph.D. in social work from the Catholic Univeristy of America.

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