Spring 2003 Magazine Archive & SearchMuhlenberg Home


page 22: ’40s - ’60

page 23: ’61 - ’81

page 24: ’83 - ’95

page 25: ’96 - ’97

page 26: mini-mules

page 27: ’98 - ’99

page 28: ’00 -’02
A day that Muhlenberg College
will remember for a long time

page 29: in memoriam

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the forties

| ’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 honeymoon. 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.”


the fifties

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 advocate
for patients.

| ’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 Award.

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; E-mail: jeanc4844@enter.net.

| ’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 and neighbors.”


the sixties

| ’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.




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