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Marc (’86) and Kristin Wichert (’87) Faecher announce with pride the birth of their son Griffin Scott, born October 19, 2003. Griffin joins big brothers Owen, 9 years old, and Brent, 4 years old. Kristin is a very full time mom, keeping up with three boys very active in hockey, soccer, and swimming. Marc recently left his law firm to join the Millburn office of TRC Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRR) as vice president, assistant general counsel. TRC is the leading provider of environmental, engineering and energy consulting services in the country.


Adam Mathios and his wife are proud to welcome their third child, Jacob Mathios, born August 11, 2004.


Kimberly (Legg) Corba, husband Robert and their 4-year-old son, R.J., welcomed daughter Kameron Anne, born April 22, 2004. Kim is celebrating the one-year anniversary of her own family practice office in Allentown, which opened in July 2003. The Corbas live in Orefield, Pa. Roger Kaufmann and wife Kate are happy to announce the birth of their son, Lukas Edwards, born July 1, 2004. His big sister, Ella, is the proudest ever. Steven Levy and wife Rachel had identical twin girls, Isabel and Olivia, on August 1, 2003.

Rajguru family

Lisa (Gibbs) Kelley had a baby girl, Rachel, on April 14, 2004. Rachel joins her brother Stephen, 4, living in Toms River, N.J. Sanjay Nigam and wife Enna write, “On July 2, 2001 we had our first daughter Shivalee Krishna Nigam. We welcomed our second daughter, Avni Nigam on December 23, 2003.” Kathy Elliott Pfanzelt and husband Carl are excited to announce the birth of their third son, Jack Henry on March 11, 2004. He joins big brothers, Lucas, age 6 1/2 and William, age 4. Most of the time, Kathy’s title is stay at home Mom, however she works very part-time for Gymboree Play and Music as an art teacher. For the past seven years, the Pfanzelt’s have been living in Southington, Conn. Kathy stays in touch with many of her Muhlenberg friends and their growing families, including Karen Miller Marino ’88, Mara Lerner Levy, Anne Collins Lutz, Kira Skorpen Spinner, Susan Valenia Kane, Lisa Hefter Lennick ’88 and Amy Flamish Pimental ’88. Edie (Gesswein) Rajguru is happy to announce the birth of her son Piers Alexander Rajguru born on March 8, 2004. He joins his brother Kiran, age 6, and sister Luisa, age 4. She and her husband are still enjoying living in London. She stays at home with her children. The Rajgurua try to get back to the States once a year to visit family in North Carolina and Boston. Edie writes, “It’s great to hear how Muhlenberg is thriving and growing so well.” Christine (Hildebrandt) Thalacker and her husband James are proud to announce the birth of their third child, Robert James, on March 10, 2004. Robert joins big sister Abigail, age 4, and big brother Thomas, age 2. The family lives in Watchung, N.J., where Christine is a stay-at-home mom.


Rebecca (Hissong) Isenstein and husband Lee write, “We were so happy to welcome our third son, Benjamin Michael, into the world on July 12, 2004. 4-year-old big brothers, Aaron and Nathan, already adore him.”

Aiden Gilbert

Madeline Lutz


Dawn (Smith) Bye and her husband, Jeremy, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Garrettson Walker Bye on June 10, 2004. He joins his sister, Haidyn, who couldn’t be happier to have a baby brother! Susan Sabatino (’92) Elias and husband Sam welcomed their fourth child, a new baby girl, on August 6, 2004, the couple’s 10th wedding anniversary. Emma joins Maggie, age 9, Joseph, age 6 and Thomas, age 3. Susan works for the Tunkhannock Public Library and Sam works for the Wilkes-Barre Area School District as a math teacher. The Elias family resides in Tunkhannock, Pa.


Kimberly Ware Bailey and her husband Harrison welcomed their first child, Harrison Bailey, IV on July 19, 2004. The Bailey family lives in Easton, Pa. Rachel (Haftel) Gilbert and her husband, Teal ’90, welcomed their third child, son Aiden Matthew, on April 30, 2004. Aiden joins sister Hannah, age 3, and brother Jacob, age 2. The Gilberts live in Dalton, Pa.


Martha Wright Halsey and husband Matthew are pleased to announce the birth of Maggie Barbara Halsey on June 17, 2004. Maggie shares her middle name with her grandmother Barbara(Wilcox)Wright ’67. She joins big sister Emily, age 5, and big brother Eric, age 3. Kris and Marisa (Hendren) Lutz are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter, Madeline Emily Lutz on August 26, 2004 at 8:54 pm. Maddie weighed 8 lbs., 10 ounces and measured 20 inches. Vanessa (Castoro) Vaag and her husband Joel, proudly announce the birth of their second son, Matthew Evan, born March 31, 2004. Matthew joins big brother Ryan, who will be two years old in August. The family lives in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey. Joe Yahner and wife Deborah welcomed the birth of their third child, Daniel Joseph Yahner, on July 3, 2004. Chloe, age 6, and Rebekah, age 2, have joyfully welcomed their new brother. The Yahners are currently living in Santa Barbara, Ca.


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