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the thirties

| ’39 | Rev. Robert M. Lamparter recently published the book, “Where the Saints Have Trod,” in which he tells the story of many Lutheran churches in Lancaster County, which includes some of the county’s oldest congregations and how they impacted the area. Robert resides at Luther Acres in Lititz, Pa.

the fifties

| ’56 | Rodway M. Bullock wants to let all his fellow classmates and alums know that he “is still alive and kickin’!!” After Rod received a master’s of science degree in organic chemistry at Penn State University, he worked as research chemist for American Cyanamid Co. He is happily enjoying his retirement working for ON TIME Transport, a leading New Jersey medical transport company for disabled and handicapped clients. Rod says, “I credit my professors at Muhlenberg for nurturing my passion to explore the scientific unknown, to be inventive and to help and aid humanity in a way I never dreamed possible.” He reports that his daughter Vanessa and his grandson Dontay live with him in Elizabeth, N.J. Tommy Coughlin, class correspondent, sends in the following news from several classmates: Tony Saddler lives in Florida with his wife Phyllis. They have three children, two boys and a girl, and six grandchildren, four boys and two girls. During his career, Tony was president of S&M Life Associates, president of Insureco-Saddler Agency, president of Morris/Sussex Co. Independent Insurance Agents and on the executive board of New Jersey Independent Insurance Agents. Tony also served as vice president of Hanover Park Regional High School Board of Education and first president of Florham Park Jaycees. Now that Tony is fully retired, he and Phyllis have been traveling and in three years have toured the Danube area, Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Hong Kong, Thailand, Paris, Monte Carlo and Nice. Several years ago, Tony was inducted into the Muhlenberg Athletic Hall of Fame. In his playing days Tony was a 220-pound fullback and tackle on the football team (a Maxwell Award recipient) and a hard-throwing right-handed pitcher on the baseball team. Tony has been working out and is now a trim and fit 195 pounds – good going Tony. After a stint in Germany with the U.S. Army (1957-59), Don Sheasley began a long tenure as an English teacher at Piscataway Township High School in central Jersey until his retirement in 1992. Also at the high school, Don was a golf coach for 22 years and public address announcer for 36 years. Don has lived in Princeton for 16 years and has continued his interest in music and is very active in community theater. As a member of the Muhlenberg Mask & Dagger Society, his performance in “The Caine Mutiny” was outstanding. In 1976, Don began a career as a Verdi baritone, singing 40 roles with opera companies throughout the New York City and Philadelphia metro areas. In 1999, he produced a CD of arias, art songs and musical pieces entitled “Warm as Autumn Light.” The CD is available through Craig Productions of Princeton, 460 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540. Probably few at ’Berg know of Conrad Weiser’s childhood employment, performing in little theater productions at age four and television from 1940. He acquired his Actor’s Equity Card at age 10. After graduating Muhlenberg with a bachelor’s of science degree in physics/mathematics in 1956, Conrad went to work for Philco, Corp. where the first solid state digital computers were built. He attended Yale graduate school on a Ford Foundation scholarship. After completing his military obligation in the Army with the Florida National Guard and the Army Reserve, he went to work for Link Trainer Corporation in Binghamton, N.Y. He was schooled in programming, subsequently writing software code for Gemini, Apollo and other space programs. Conrad moved back to Tampa, Fla., and joined the Reflectone Corporation in the electronics simulation field as project manager and supervised the Air Force A-10 Trainer Project. Upon completion of the project, Conrad entered a well-deserved semi-retired mode and is now enjoying the Florida sun.

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| ’59 | Paul Clymer, chairman of the House State Government Committee and Capital Preservation Committee, was re-elected to his 12th term representing the 145th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Clymer is also a member of the House Education Committee and is actively involved in leading a coalition against the legalization of casino gambling in Pennsylvania.

the sixties

| ’65 | Christopher Moore just published his third book, “Solitude: A Neglected Path to God” (Cowley Press, 2001). He writes it is “an account of how we can experience the healing power of silence and solitude even in the midst of our busy lives.” Christopher is in his eighth year as rector of The Church of the Holy Comforter in Drexel Hill, Pa. His wife Janice teaches at the Lansdowne Presbyterian Church in Lansdowne, Pa. The Moores live in Drexel Hill.

| ’66 | Ruth (Schultz) Burkett was awarded a doctorate in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in instructional technology at ceremonies held in December 2002 at the University of South Florida in Tampa. John Hirschman and his wife Merle recently moved from New Jersey to Richmond, Va., where John accepted a position as church business administrator with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. He will be responsible for all business operations at this large, historical church in Richmond. John and Merle now have three grandchildren: Hunter, age 6, Lauren, age 4 and six-month-old Jack.

| ’67 | Richard J. Daniel retired effective Dec. 31, 2002, as president and CEO of The Employers Association. Richard has held this position since 1982. In retirement, he will split his time between Palm Beach, Fla., and Blowing Rock, N.C. He will continue to serve on the board of directors of several corporations.

| ’69 | Dr. and Mrs. Mark Pascal announce the engagement of their daughter Nisha to Peter Hochman. An August 2003 wedding is planned. Mark was recently appointed by the president of The American Society of Clinical Oncology to serve a three-year term on the Clinical Practice Committee.

the seventies

| ’72 | Carol Fisher recently accepted a position as the editorial director of the new Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Journal, “Advanced Studies in Medicine.” Carol still lives in Liberty Corner, N.J. Her son David is a senior political science major at Lehigh University and plans to attend law school next fall.

Vicki (Sauls) Sweet '74, Susan (Yost) Case '74, Beverly (Walker) Springer '74 and Jan (Stubenrauch) Bantz '74.

| ’73 | Patt (Kormanski) Brewster enjoyed her fall weekends, spending time in Newark, Del., where her son Jonathan is a varsity cheerleader at the University of Delaware. Patt says many parents and cheerleaders gather for tailgating both before and after the games where there is quite a spread and much merrymaking. She welcomes any Muhlenberg alums and advises you to “look for the megaphone on top of an SUV or just follow the noise!” Patt is the president and CEO of AS&T, Inc., which provides census and referral development consulting to providers of long-term care and retirement living. The company is based in Hummelstown, Pa., where she also makes her home.

| ’74 | This summer it was a big birthday bash when the suitemates from Benfer 101 – Vicki (Sauls) Sweet, Susan (Yost) Case, Beverly (Walker) Springer and Jan (Stubenrauch) Bantz – gathered to celebrate in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.


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