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'39 - '59

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'80 - '85

'86 - '89

'90 - '91

'92 - '93

'94 - '95

'96 - '97

'98 - '99

'00 - '01

Succeeding against all odds
Class Notes Form, In Memoriam, Special Notices

T H E    T H I R T I E S

'39   Allen W. Stewart was elected to the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Bible Society as vice president of the East region.

T H E    F O R T I E S

'40   Octogenarian Daniel Petruzzi recently authored a book titled "My War--Against the Land of My Ancestors." Published by Fusion Press, the book captures his experiences as an Italian-American soldier during World War II stationed at the front throughout the Italian campaign.

'42   Several Muhlenberg alums attended Ed Robertson's 80th birthday bash at the Citrus Club in Orlando, Fla. last December, including Ed's Muhlenberg roommate Roger Jamieson. Elaine Huber '75 and Loran Duemmel Staehle '75 also showed up for the party, wearing Roger's Muhlenberg varsity letter sweaters, which he had given them in 1973. Loran writes, "I may be prejudiced, but I thought the highlight of the celebration was the four of us singing the Muhlenberg Alma Mater."

L-R: Loran Duemmel Staehle '75, Edward Robertson '42, Elaine Huber '75, and Roger Jamieson '42.

'48   Edward O'Hara, who lives in Holmdel, N.J. with his wife Roberta, is hoping to get in touch with members of the class of 1948. Email Edward at rohara@iopener.net.

T H E    F I F T I E S

'52   While traveling with his wife, Joan, in South America in March, the Rev. Richard R. Boyer preached in Spanish at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church in La Plata, Argentina--a congregation he founded in 1957. Pastor Boyer's oldest son, Michael '76, was present at the organization of St. Timothy's in 1957 and his second son, Rev. Timothy '79, was the first infant baptism. Local Pastor Judith Van Osdol-Hansen and the bishop of the Argentine Lutheran Church presided at this "Founder's Day."

'54   Listing his home port as New York City, Captain Maurry J. Schoff says he is beginning his seventh year as a captain with the World Yacht Division of New York Cruise Lines and has no plans to retire. When on land, Maurry resides in Mahwah, N.J.

'55   Music-lover George Lachenauer writes that he recently enjoyed a performance of Mozart's "Marriage of Figaro" that featured baritone Don Sheasley '56. He also reports that Don, who was an active member of the Muhlenberg Chapel Choir, recently released a CD titled "Warm as Autumn Light."

'59   Tom Schaeffer reports that after 41 years of teaching, he celebrated his retirement with a bash that included "Little All-American" George Bibighaus '47, Dick King, Dale Ott, Edith (Mitchell) Dally '71 and his son Matt '91. Tom writes that although he is retired, he is coaching golf for the Lehighton (Pa.) Area School District.


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