| ’48 | The Rev. Craig
J. Dorward shares the following news: On Sunday, November 17,
he preached the sermon at the 40th anniversary of ordination of the
Rev. Richard A. Miller ’59 in the latter’s Church, St. John-St.
Matthew-Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Brooklyn, N.Y. This is Craig’s
53rd year in the ministry and his 53rd year of ordination. He and his
wife Marian celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on September 6
and marked the occasion with a trip to Bermuda, the location of their
Paul Markavage writes: “Althea and I were married
at St. Catherine’s Church in Allentown on May 2, 1953 –
looking forward to celebrating number 50 with our four children, their
spouses and nine grandchildren.”
It was incorrectly reported in the last issue of the Muhlenberg
magazine that Rep. Paul I. Clymer, Class of 1959, is in favor of
the legalization of casino gambling in Pennsylvania. Clymer, who
was recently re-elected to his 12th term representing the 145th
District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, has been
actively involved in leading a coalition against the legalization
of casino gambling in Pennsylvania.
| ’53 | Paul Brucker
received Magee Rehabilitation’s 15th annual humanitarian award
at the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia in November. Paul was honored
for his commitment to the medical community and for his efforts as an
| ’56 | Tommy Coughlin
sends in the following news on behalf of the class of 1956.
Ed Kunkel, recently retired after a 36-year career
as a reading specialist, resides in Basking Ridge, N.J., with his wife
Millie. Ed’s activities as an undergraduate at Muhlenberg included
being a member of the wrestling team, serving as sports editor of both
the “Muhlenberg Weekly” and the “Ciarla” yearbook,
as well as being a member of the chapel choir. Ed’s interest in
music continued and his is now a member of the Hunterdon Harmonizers
Barbershop Chorus of Flemington, N.J. In 2002, Ed received the “Barbershopper
of the Year” award. Ed is also very active in his community where
he takes being a good neighbor seriously. He helps others by doing house
maintenance and by providing handicapped assistance where needed in
his community. Ed’s three daughters enjoy varied careers; one
is a community college teacher, another is a psychology doctoral student
and his daughter Alisa is a musician. An interesting “small world”
fact, Alisa attended Susquehanna University and was a student of James
Steffy, the current interim president of Muhlenberg College.
Dick Miller sends in the following update on his activities:
“This June I will be retired four years from the active Lutheran
ministry. I spent the past 22 years as pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Church
in Souderton, Pa., following in the footsteps of another ’Berg
alumnus, Bob Lamparter ’39. Last year, Meleny
and I celebrated 40 years of marriage. We were married in the Egner
Chapel by my colleague and mentor and one-time president of the Muhlenberg
Board of Trustees, Lester Fetter. We rejoice in our family of two sons
and two grandchildren. I still do a little preaching here and there,
but mostly enjoy my avocation as supply organist for local Lutheran
and Episcopal congregations. I regret the loss of the chapel’s
magnificent Skinner organ; it brought me much pleasure during my undergraduate
days. My four years as chapel choir accompanist will always be a cherished
memory as will the great times I shared with others on the staff of
the college newspaper.” A side note, while at Muhlenberg, Dick
was recognized by “Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities”
and Omicron Delta Kappa (National Leadership Fraternity).
Dick Williams is president and chief operating officer
of Dan River, Inc. and commutes daily to New York City. He and his wife
Sue live in Montclair, N.J., but spend summers at their beach house
in Bay Head, N.J., with their children and grandchildren. In their spare
time, Dick and Sue try to see as many of the Golf Open Classics as possible.
While at Muhlenberg, Dick was “worthy master” (president)
of Alpha Tau Omega Social Fraternity. On the sports scene, he was a
member of the track and field team specializing in the discus. In l996,
Dick was the recipient of the prestigious Muhlenberg Alumni Achievement
Tommy Coughlin sends the following invitation to his fellow classmates:
There once was a class from the ’Berg
To whom I am sending the word
A reunion is nifty
And this one is fifty
So be there and don’t be a nerd.
Remember our 50th reunion – May 2006.
Please send news items to Tommy Coughlin, Class Correspondent/Fund
Chair, 4844 Derby Lane, Macungie, PA, 18062. Phone: (610) 530-9565;
| ’57 | Jim
Mackenzie sends the following update from Beaufort, N.C.: “On
Jan. 8, 2002, I remarried to Peggy Rush. Peggy was the best friend of
my first wife, Sally, who died of cancer in 2001. We live on 63 acres
bordering the intracoastal waterway surrounded by a pine and hardwood
forest. We enjoy birding and wildlife in general with many good friends
| ’60 | Charles Bader
and his wife Bernadine recently sold their home in Canton, Mich., and
have temporarily moved to Sidney, Ohio. This is a short-term move until
the couple’s new home is built in Pawleys Island, S.C. The new
home was scheduled to break ground in January and be completed in the
summer of 2003. After the move to South Carolina, Charles reports that
he may seriously consider retirement. Charles currently works as an
industrial engineer for Design Systems, Inc. in Farmington Hills, Mich.
He serves as an engineering consultant providing services in materials
handling engineering, ergonomics, work measurement, plant layout, operational/cost
improvements and a variety of special projects.
After working as a trial lawyer for 30 years, Bob Hervey
has retired in order to devote himself full time to screenwriting. Bob
welcomes classmates to take a peek at the screenplays he’s currently
working on or to just stop by and say hello at: http://www.writerbytes.com?ByBobHervey.
Bob lives in Catskill, N.Y.
A faculty dinner, also including family, former and present staff members,
and librarians from the Eastern Cluster of Lutheran Seminaries, was
held January 13 at Valley Green in Philadelphia honoring the retirement
of David Wartluft as the director of the library of
the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He had served the
seminary full-time since 1966, and will return to teach a course in
the spring semester.