Class Notes

page 27: ’43 - ’77

page 28: ’78 - ’90

page 29: ’91 - ’96

page 30: mini-mules ’83 - ’95

page 31: mini-mules ’96 - ’00


page 32: ’97 - ’99

page 33: ’00 - ’01

page 34: ’02 -’04

page 35: in memoriam

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| ’43 |Warren S. Harding celebrated his 60th wedding anniversary on July 21, 2004. Also in 2004, he celebrated the 60th anniversary of his ordination from the Philadelphia Lutheran Seminary.

| ’49 |Harry H. Donovan was inducted into the Pennsylvania Basketball Hall of Fame for his outstanding play on the College’s men’s basketball team from 1945 – 1949. He was named All-State Pennsylvania for four years while at Muhlenberg, scoring 1,527 points during his college career. After his graduation, he played for the New York Knicks and established himself as a respected businessman and member of his community.

| ’56 |During his four years at Muhlenberg, Robert G. Gimble played varsity football and intramural sports. He was a member of the M Club, the Economics Club and participated in the Inter-Collegiate Conference on Government. Bob was also a member of the Alpha Tau Omega social fraternity. From 1963 - l970, Bob was head football coach at Williamsport High School, and from September 1970 until his retirement in 1995, he was their athletic director. Bob is still very actively involved in football; he is a TIA football official and also the secretary/treasurer of the Eastern Pennsylvania Football Conference, comprising 137 teams. Evelyn, Bob’s wife, passed away April l, 2004; they had been married 47 years. Bob has two children, Robert and Judith. Robert was married on November 6, 2004 and is the business manager at Camp Hill Prison in Pa. Bob’s daughter Judith is a physical therapist in Butler, Pa. After graduation, Dr. Marshall S. Miller received his M.D. from Cornell Medical College and spent one year at the University of Chicago and two years at the University of Cincinnati. Marshall received a Kenal Fellowship at George Washington University before returning to Cincinnati to complete a Fellowship in Nuclear Medicine to become certified in internal medicine and nuclear medicine. He practiced 34 years in Evansville, Ind., and retired in 2002. Marshall and his wife Margaret have been married 37 years. They have a son and two grandchildren living close to them in Evansville. Their daughter is a lawyer and lives in Florida. Marshall is a duplicate bridge player and is president of Evansville Duplicate Bridge Club. He became a Life Master in two and a half years. He also enjoys catching up on his reading. During his four years at Muhlenberg, Marshall was selected as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, an honorary journalism fraternity, and Omicron Delta Kappa, a prestigious honorary fraternity with a strong emphasis on leadership. He was a member of the Pre-Med Club, the Science Club, the Institute of Christian Living and was copy editor of the Weekly. Marshall was also elected to Who Who’s in American Colleges and Universities. During his tenure at Muhlenberg Vincent D. Stravino was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon social fraternity. He was also a member of the Pre-Med Society and the Commuter’s Club. After graduation Vince received his M.D. from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, then interned at Sacred Heart in Allentown for a year. His military service was spent in Germany with the U.S. Army. Vince returned to Allentown and was in family practice until 1967. He attended the University of Minnesota to study rehabilitation medicine and was the director of rehabilitation at St. Luke’s in Bethlehem until he retired in 1998. He is very involved in volunteer work and enrolled in an evening class to study financial planning. He completed the course in two years and now works with various charitable organizations helping low income families in the Lehigh Valley. Vince and his wife Evelyn have been married for 45 years and reside in Bethlehem. They have four children and eight grandchildren. Tommy Coughlin sends this note for all his classmates:

With the coming of Spring once again
We forget Winter and memories when
The cold winds would blow
Cars lost in the snow
No fun digging out to find them

Remember our 50th reunion – June 2006

Tommy Coughlin
Class correspondent & Fund Chair
(610) 530-9565 –


Kathy (Dittmar) Joslyn visits Jeff ’73 and Pam Rank in Hong Kong with her son, Rob and daughter, Kim

| ’69 |Jeff Allyn had an article published in Summer 2004 issue of The Corvette Restorer, called “Holding a Grudge.” He has also had two articles published in Fire Engineering.

| ’73 |Kathy (Dittmar) Joslyn, her son Rob, and daughter Kim visited Jeff Rank and his wife, Pam, in Hong Kong on their Christmas holiday. Jeff and Pam are living and working in Hong Kong for Walt Disney Corp. until September 2005 when Disney Hong Kong is scheduled to open. They had a great eight days together and managed to share a few good Muhlenberg stories with the kids!

Susan Farber ’77

| ’75 |Lewis P. Nagel writes, “After 28 years of service with Roadway Express, I have retired from my last position in Chicago as director-equipment services. My wife Linda and I have moved back to the Lehigh Valley and are busily starting a ‘new’ life.”

| ’76 |Ted Lithgow, Ph.D., was appointed as group vice president of commercial development for Schering-Plough. In his career, he has also held leadership positions in commercial development, research and development, and marketing at Warner-Lambert and Wyeth.

| ’77 |Susan Farber is beginning her third year as outreach director for The Fells/John Hay National Wildlife Refuge on Lake Sunapee in New Hampshire. In November, she made a pilgrimage to Arizona’s Grand Canyon to celebrate the completion of nine challenging months of treatment for breast cancer.

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