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Class Notes 1971-1990
Timothy N. and Paula VonGunten Smyth live in Gibsonia, PA. Tim is director of client services with PNC Bank.
David T. Thackery, formerly of Urbana, OH, died July 17, 1998 in Chicago, IL. Curator of local and family history at the Newberry Library of Chicago, he was a regular speaker for genealogical societies throughout the Midwest. His history of the 66th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, a Civil War regiment from Champaign County (OH), will soon be published by Kent State University Press. His mother and several aunts, uncles and cousins survive.
Phyllis J. Warner, an adjunct faculty member at Cedarville (OH) College, made a music theory presentation, “Clocking in With the Circle of Fifths,” at the international workshops in Biarritz, France. She lives in Tipp City, OH.
Marian G. Hersh, Glendale, CA, is associate director of college counseling at Milken Community High School, Los Angeles, CA.
Katherine J. Reier is a staff registered nurse in the emergency trauma center at Abington Hospital (PA). She is also organist and choirmaster at St. Dunstan Episcopal Church, Blue Bell, PA.
Sarah Burnap Bahner, Pinehurst, NC, and her husband, Bob, announce the births of Robert Burnap, Aug. 10, 1996, and twins, Mary Margaret and William Kent, March 25, 1998. Sarah is a homemaker.
James R. and Elizabeth “Bitsy” Pheiffer Borkey live in Simpsonville, SC. Jim is a distributor program manager with Michelin Tire North America, Greenville, SC. Bitsy teaches at the Learning Adventures Preschool.
Sara Dicke Dougherty, Mt. Lebanon, PA, and her husband, Thomas, announce the birth of Claire, Jan. 4, 1998.
Laura Nandrasy Koschny, Northville, MI, married Greg Kloiber, July 11, 1998. Laura is an insurance consultant with J&H Marsh & McLennan, Detroit, MI.
Barbara Spiller Meyer, Wheaton, IL, and her husband, Robert, announce the birth of Katherine Rachel, July 4, 1996. Barbara, an adult education instructor at the College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL, is an active member of First Presbyterian Church.
William L. Moorhead, Gahanna, OH, is chief financial officer with Homewood Corp., Columbus, OH.
Paul Schreck, Round Lake Beach, IL, is director for official documentation in the office of the secretary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Chicago, IL.
Kevin G. and Janet Strayer Smith, DeGraff, OH, announce the birth of Nicholas Daniel, Feb. 11, 1998.
John P. and Jodi Baker McKinney, ’87, Springfield, OH, announce the birth of Owen Riley, July 1, 1998. John has been named plant manager at Navistar International Transportation Corp. Jodi is a homemaker.
Timothy R. Bennett is an account executive with Ira Thomas Associates, Inc., a public relations firm in Youngstown, OH.
David J. Danzeisen is a major in the U.S. Air Force stationed at Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany. A family practice physician with the 86th medical group, he has been deployed as a part of the peace-keeping mission to Zagreb, Croatia, part of the former Yugoslavia.
Mark H. Ewald, Pembroke Pines, FL, and his wife, Dayle, announce the birth of Thomas Mark, Feb. 4, 1998. Mark is a product director with Cordis Endovascular/Johnson & Johnson, Miami Lakes, FL.
Jeanine Hurley is an assistant professor of English at Columbia (SC) College.
Tamara B. Lipke has been named 1998 WXXI Teacher of the Year for outstanding achievement in the use of technology in education and 1998 Outstanding High School Social Studies Teacher for the greater Rochester (NY) Area.
Jennifer Meyer Amicon, a homemaker in Scottsdale, AZ, has earned an M.A. in teaching.
Timothy M. Beaty, a family physician, practices with the Clinton County Rural Health Clinic, Breese, IL.
Susan Ford Bellish, Westerville, OH, and her husband, Michael, announce the birth of Sarah, March 3, 1997. Susan is an elementary special education teacher with the Worthington (OH) City Schools.
Allyson Armbrust Burns and her husband, Peter, announce the birth of MacKenzie, Sept. 30, 1996. Allyson owns Finders Keepers, a home accessories business in Fairfield, CT.
Christopher R. and Jacqueline Bland DeTombe, ’89, announce the births of Dawson Robert, Sept. 22, 1996, and Leah Sherry, June 13, 1998. Chris and Jackie are serving as missionaries with Mercy Ships, a fleet of non-governmental hospital ships in West Africa.
Kimberly E. Dinsmore is an international pension and ben-
Susette Rosalina Even, Solon, OH, and her husband, James, announce the birth of Julia, March 11, 1997. Susette is a certified public accountant with Bissett Steel Co., Cleveland, OH.
Douglas A. and Michelle Ferin Hoffman, ’89, Bloomington, IN, announce the birth of Sophia Jane, Feb. 26, 1998. Doug, an attorney, is a partner with Miller, Carson, Boxberger & Murphy L.L.P. Michelle, a homemaker, is a telerecruiter.
Jack M. Horner, Jr., Queens Village, NY, married Linda E. Devine, June 14, 1997. Jack is pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Rebecca Zoller Hubman, University Heights, OH, and her husband, Christopher, announce the birth of Bradley James, Sept. 28, 1997.
Ronald W. Johnson, Oxford, OH, married Amy J. Cron, Feb. 14, 1998. Ron, a running back coach and recruiting coordinator for the football team at Miami University, was a contributor to the A.F.C.A. National Manual.
Eric R. Kraus, Taylor Mill, KY, and his wife, Tracie, announce the birth of Kendyll Marie, Feb. 22, 1997. Eric owns Maximum Compliance Technologies, an environmental consulting firm in Covington, KY. He also serves as advisory board secretary with the Salvation Army.
Daren P. and Virginia “Ginger” Kopp Maloney, ’89, Worthington, OH, announce the birth of Jack Daren, March 15, 1998. Daren is a vice president with Bank One, Co Nov. 28, 1997. John, a certified public accountant, is controller of servicing with Chase Manhattan Mortgage, Columbus, OH. Jana is a homemaker.
Howard E. Mershon, Mechanicsburg, OH, died Sept. 3, 1998. A World War II U.S. Army veteran, he retired from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base following 31 years of service. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge 33. His survivors include his wife, a daughter, a son, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, his mother, and several nieces and nephews.
Kimberly Whetstone Parks received her J.D. from Capital University, Columbus, OH, in 1996. She is director of legal services with Community Hospital, Springfield, OH.
Jennifer Sherman Pickard, Centerville, OH, and her husband, Michael, announce the birth of Emma Elizabeth, Dec. 21, 1997.
Benita Petri-Pickstone, Worthington, OH, and her husband, Stephen, announce the birth of John William, July 31, 1998. Benita is a family physician with The Ohio State University Family Practice at Gahanna.
Cynthia Shilliday Rhodehamel, Columbus, OH, and her husband, David, announce the birth of Clara, May 8, 1997. Cynthia, a homemaker, serves as a member of the Goodwill Rehabilitation Service Board.
Kimberly L. Shaw, Powell, OH, is an associate buyer/merchandising assistant with Express, Columbus, OH.
Bettina Bussey Socci, Stewartsville, NJ, and her husband, Edward, announce the birth of Dominic Joseph, July 8, 1997.
Jennifer Slaughter Stomberg, Deerfield, IL, and her husband, Jeffrey, announce the birth of Allison Caroline, March 4, 1996.
Richard C. and Nancy Cleary Tarapchak, ’88, Conway, AR, announce the birth of Ryan Michael, April 10, 1998.
Janelle Bradshaw Walters, Waterloo, NY, and her husband, Donald, announce the births of Natalie Marie, May 12, 1996, and Vanessa Eileen, June 5, 1998. Janelle is a product planner at Goulds Pumps, I.T.T. Industries, Seneca Falls, NY.
Bethany E. Akerman, a life and health specialist/claims examiner with Ohio Insurance Guaranty Association, Columbus, OH, announces the birth of Erik Eldon, Feb. 11, 1997. She co-chaired the Wellington School Children’s Artsfest.
E. Stefan Berchert, Brecksville, OH, married Lisa A. Mercer, Sept. 20, 1997. Stefan, a pharmacist, manages CVS Pharmacy, Cleveland, OH.
Tyra L. Casale, Akron, OH, married Craig A. Moné, April 19, 1997. They announce the birth of Joshua Thomas, March 13, 1998. Tyra is a family physician in Medina, OH
Dawn Olmstead Ciferno, Chardon, OH, and her husband, Thomas, announce the birth of Thomas Joseph, Jan. 5, 1998. Dawn teaches science with the Perry (OH) Local Schools.
Donna L. Clawson, who is with the Mellon Bank, Wilmington, DE, volunteers at an exhibition of the Last Czarist Family of Russia.
Lisa Malenas Demarest, Baltimore, MD, is a sales executive with PHH Vehicle Management Services, Hunt Valley, MD.
Dominique “Nickie” Democko, Frazer, PA, and her husband, Stephen, announce the birth of Maxwell Boyle, June 22, 1998. Nickie is a software engineer with Lockheed Martin.
Jennifer Rist DeVantier and her husband, Andrew, announce the birth of John Andrew, April 8, 1998. Jennifer is an accountant in Dublin, OH.
Dineen K. Dowling, Akron, OH, and her husband, Thomas J. Antal, announce the birth of Emma Dowling Antal, May 17, 1998. Dineen is director of equipping ministries at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Julie Kinzig Dwyer, Elk Grove Village, IL, and her husband, Michael, announce the birth of Cailin Kristine, June 2, 1997.
Pamela Wallace Ehrlich and her husband, Richard, announce the births of Mitchell on March 4, 1996, and Carolyn, April 27, 1998. Pamela is a certified public accountant in Saratoga, CA.
Lori L. Fewster graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree from Loyola University, Chicago, IL, in 1997. She is a registered nurse in the cardiac intensive care unit at Children’s Hospital.
William A. and Jennifer Woods Frazer live in Plano, TX. William is national accounts director with Warner Lambert Co., Dallas, TX. Jennifer is an employment consultant with Lucent Technologies.
Debra Graf Grami, Louisville, KY, and her husband, Seya, announce the birth of Simon Akbar, May 28, 1998. Debra, a teacher with the Jefferson County Board of Education, received her master’s degree in literacy from the University of Louisville in Aug. 1997.
Michael E. Grell, Macedonia, OH, and his wife, Rebecca, announce the birth of Andrew Michael, May 16, 1997. Michael, a senior oncology specialist with Hoechst Marion Roussel, received his M.B.A. from Baldwin Wallace College, Berea, OH, in June 1996.
Jeffrey H. Guyton, Ann Arbor, MI, and his wife, LeAnn, announce the birth of Adele Marie, May 31, 1997. Jeff is manager of financial presentation with the Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI.
Robert J. and Christine Mawhinney Haskins, ’89, Cincinnati, OH, announce the birth of Eric James, July 24, 1997. Robb is a musician/homemaker. Christine is director of marketing with Hasbro Toys, Inc.
Patricia D. Hessler, El Camino Village, CA, married Jonathan M. Scott, Aug. 31, 1997. Patricia, a consultant/public speaker, is an active volunteer in her community.
Barbara A. Hill, Warren, PA, married Kelly A. Smith, Feb. 14, 1998.
Elizabeth Myers Humphrey, Germantown, MD, and her husband, Kerry, announce the births of Mary J. on April 15, 1996, and Charlotte A., Oct. 4, 1997.
Mary Noland Jensen, Dunwoody, GA, and her husband, Hans, announce the birth of Peter, on May 3, 1997.
Karen Mader Johnson, Woodbury, MN, is a claims administration staff specialist with MSI Insurance Co., St. Paul, MN.
Annette Kinn Jones, assistant principal of Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Indianapolis, IN, has completed the Catholic Leadership Program with the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. She is pursuing a master’s degree in elementary administration at Butler University.
Roberta Cochran Koch, Stow, OH, and her husband, Robert, announce the birth of Cassandra Lynn, May 22, 1997. Roberta is a technical specialist with Chesterfield Insurance Agency.
Lynn Latsko Kuntz is manager and chief executive officer with the Wittenberg Credit Union, Springfield, OH.
Michelle DiCresce Luecke, Akron, OH, and her husband, Frederick, announce the birth of Morgan Marie, March 1, 1998. Michelle is a major account representative with Ikon Office Solutions, North Canton, OH.
David M. Mace, Jr., is with Chase Manhattan Institutional Asset Management Sales, Lon
Lisa K. Mannix, Brown Summit, NC, is a staff neurologist with the Adelman Headache Center, Greensboro, NC.
Adam J. Marcia, Willoughby, OH, married Nicole L. Ciancibello, July 3, 1998. He teaches English at University School, Shaker Heights, OH.
Henry S. and Alexis Fiffick Mathews, ’90, Louisville, KY, announce the birth of Joan Addison, Nov. 13, 1997.
Janet B. Moran, Strafford, PA, married William O. “Eric” Beatty, June 22, 1996. They announce the birth of Henry Owen, Jan. 19, 1998.
Lauren C. Oetgen, Columbus, OH, married Bennett B. Grimmett, June 14, 1997. She is a program manager with the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.
Colleen E. Olson, Walford, IA, married Robert A. Davis, Feb. 18, 1998. Colleen is a manager with the University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA.
Jeffrey A. Owens, Manitowish Waters, WI, is head chef at Coon’s Franklin Lodge, Arbor Vitae, WI.
Sara Hoogasian Pickus, Gages Lake, IL, and her husband, Louis, announce the birth of Jack, March 2, 1998. Sara is a graphic artist with Hulda Design.
Michael J. and Diane Woodburn Poretsky, Bay Village, OH, announce the birth of Matthew Eric, Jan. 11, 1997. Michael is a territory manager with Professional Package Co., Strongsville, OH. Diane, a former kindergarten teacher, is a homemaker.
Kathleen Mizack Rodriquez, Fort Worth, TX, and her husband, Mauricio, announce the birth of Christopher Thomas, March 19, 1998. Kathleen is a certified judge with the U.S. Gymnastics Federation.
Caryn L. Roman, Worthington, OH, is a pharmaceutical sales representative with Innovex/Quintiles, Parsippany, NJ.
George B. Rudolph, Grand Rapids, MI, married Michelle M. Cartier, March 9, 1996. They announce the birth of G. Austin, June 1, 1998. George is the north central regional territories manager with American Standard, Inc., Piscataway, NJ.
Frank W. III and Jolene Gopel Sarr, ’89, Paoli, PA, announce the birth of Jameson Andrew, Feb. 12, 1998. They are with CIGNA Group Insurance, Philadelphia, PA. Frank is a senior sales executive. Jolene is a product manager.
Mary Stone Savarino, Cleveland Heights, OH, and her husband, Gino, announce the birth of Michael Anthony, May 23, 1998.
JoEllen Simonsen, Upper Sandusky, OH, married Lyle Gatchel, May 30, 1998. JoEllen owns Sandbox Communications, a public relations consulting firm.
Brian T. and Kerry Alexander Smith, ’90, Sugar Grove, IL, announce the birth of Carson Alexander. Brian is a senior sales engineer with Inland Mechanical Corp., Chicago, IL. Kerry is a homemaker.
James W. III and Melissa Hollenbacher Smith, ’89, Whitefish Bay, WI, announce the birth of Andrew James, Dec. 11, 1997. James is a corporate trainer/personal lines underwriter with Unitrin Property and Casualty Group, Milwaukee, WI. Melissa is an employment specialist with United Wisconsin Services, Inc.
Stephanie A. Stollar, Cincinnati, OH, married Martin J. McGrory, July 18, 1998.
Rachelle DeWolf Thompson, LaQuinta, CA, and her husband, Joseph, announce the birth of Taylor, July 15, 1996.
Jill Newiger Wandling, Arlington Heights, IL, and her husband, Robert, announce the birth of Ryan A., Feb. 6, 1998.
Joy Mercer Wicks, Columbus, OH, and her husband, Floyd, announce the birth of Grace Elizabeth, April 29, 1998. Joy is a licensed professional counselor and an independent beauty consultant with Mary Kay, Inc.
Lori Eastman Wigler, Canton, MI, and her husband, David, announce the birth of Amanda, April 29, 1998. Lori, a certified public accountant, is vice president of finance with A & M Specialists, Inc., Detroit, MI.
Atiya Quraishi Zach, Cedar Rapids, IA, and her husband, Thomas, announce the birth of Isaiah Thomas, June 10, 1997.
Kimberly S. Benson, Columbus, OH, married Matthew J. Rice, Sept. 26, 1996. They announce the birth of Katherine Jane, Oct. 12, 1997. Kimberly is a credit analyst with Fifth Third Bank of Columbus.
David L. Brown, Ann Arbor, MI, and his wife, Andrea, announce the birth of Matthew, April 24, 1998. David is a plastic and reconstructive surgery fellow at the University of Michigan.
William J. Calder, Eagan, MN, married Karla A. Miller, July 18, 1998. Bill, a certified public accountant, is a senior manager with Deloitte & Touche L.L.P.
Jeffrey R. Clark, Wintersville, OH, has completed his residency in radiology at Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. He is a radiologist at Trinity Health Systems, Steubenville, OH.
Thomas W. Crecca, a captain in the U.S. Marines, has been deployed to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit.
Timothy T. Dellapina, Springfield, OH, married Shanna K. McGee, March 28, 1998. Tim teaches with the Springfield City Schools.
Susan A. DeVinney is a human resources manager with EFT Source, Inc., Nashville, TN.
Christopher J. Donahue received his M.B.A. from the University of Illinois in May 1998. He is an operations manager with United Technologies Automotive, Dearborn, MI.
Amy A. Fuchs, Columbus, OH, married Emilian Haitonic, Sept. 12, 1998. Amy is a vice president/commercial loan officer with First Merit Bank, Powell, OH.
In May 1997, Christopher M. Galbraith, Orchard Park, NY, received his M.B.A. in accounting from Canisius College, Buffalo, NY. He is a financial analyst with M & T Bank.
Leslie S. Gantz, Chicago, IL, married Scott E. McLamore, Nov. 1, 1997. She is a sales representative with Nestle Clinical Nutrition.
Timothy J. Green, Honolulu, HI, and his wife, Janice, announce the birth of Olivia Grace, Feb. 18, 1998. Tim is an assistant football coach at the University of Hawaii.
Stephen B. Gutsche, Media, PA, married Annmichele Holochuck, June 20, 1998. Stephen is a project director with TNS Intersearch, Horsham, PA.
Loretta Jones Henderson, Medway, OH, and her husband, Rick, announce the birth of Mara Elizabeth, July 1, 1998. Loretta is a music teacher at the Lincoln School for the Arts, Dayton, OH.
Andrea H. Hoopes, Rockville, MD, married David H. DeGirolamo, Oct. 18, 1997.
Wendy Osborn Horwitz, West Chester, OH, and her husband, Ronald, announce the birth of Chad Stephan, Dec. 21, 1997.
Anne C. Hutchinson, who teaches English at The Laurel School, Shaker Heights, OH, is pursuing her M.A. in English literature at the Bread Loaf School of English, a program of Middlebury (VT) College.
Tracey Clemenic Kelly, North Versailles, PA, and her husband, John, announce the birth of Lauren Ann, June 17, 1998.
Kathryn Jacobsen Kiederer, Mount Vernon, NY, and her husband, Glenn, announce the births of Alexis Lynn, Aug. 6, 1996, and Meghan Theresa, Feb. 15, 1998. Kathryn is a Christian educator with the Bedford Presbyterian Church, Bedford Village, NY.
Laura L. Minning, Laurel, VA, married Jason S. Simms, May 24, 1998. She is a publications manager with the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
Sheila Sargent Moyer, a financial administrator with the Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee, Chicago, IL, is pursuing her Ph.D. in public administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Marc W. Myers, Huntington Beach, CA, married Theresa M. Homa, Oct. 25, 1997.
David G. and Elizabeth Shute Odmark, Carmel, IN, announce the birth of Natalie Jane, July 21, 1998. David is a software developer with Powerway, Inc., Indianapolis, IN. Elizabeth teaches English at Park Tudor School.
Lisa Hoover Osterloh, Columbus, OH, and her husband, Mark, announce the birth of Connor J., April 22, 1997. Lisa is a legislative information officer with the Ohio Senate.
Barbara J. Peterson is a buyer at St. James Mercy Hospital, Hornell, NY.
Martha Orbovich Pitchford is an executive recruiting associate with O’Brien and Roof, Columbus, OH.
Kristin Olson Robie, Mayfield Village, OH, is a marketing representative with MBNA, Beachwood, OH.
Kathryn Blocher Roeschlein, Indianapolis, IN, and her husband, Stephen, announce the birth of Megan Kathryn, March 16, 1998.
Laura Croy Simmons, Macedonia, OH, and her husband, Thomas, announce the birth of Emma Elizabeth, May 15, 1998.
Michael F. and Cheryl Klein Sternasty, Medina, OH, announce the birth of John, May 25, 1998. Michael, an insurance broker, is an assistant vice president with Hylant-MacLean, Inc. Cheryl is a sales representative with Longaberger Co.
Sharese McIntosh Swafford, Sumter, SC, and her husband, William, announce the birth of Elayne Margaret, June 5, 1998. Sharese teaches psychology at Central Carolina Technical College and is a program director for an agency that serves severely emotionally disturbed children.
Jennifer L. Trimble, Reno, NV, married William R. Wall, Jr., May 25, 1996. Jennifer is a daycare provider with Continuum.
Adeline VonderDecken and Jeffrey T. Goodale were married July 18, 1998. They live in Somerset, NJ, where Jeffrey owns Goody’s Goodies. Adeline is an account executive with Coppertone Sun Care Products, New York, NY.
Sharon E. Wagner, Upper Arlington, OH, received her M.S.W. from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, in June 1996. She is a medical social worker with Grant/Riverside Methodist Hospitals.
Jacques M. Watters, London, England, and his wife, Christine, announce the birth of Clayton Beaumont, Aug. 19, 1997. Jacques is director of material management with Global TeleSystems Group, an international telecommunications company.
Fredrick A. “Fritz” and LuAnne Root Wiese, ’88, Kettering, OH, announce the birth of Luke Fredrick, Jan. 4, 1996. Fritz is pastor of Epiphany Lutheran Church, Centerville, OH. LuAnne, who received her elementary education certification from Urbana University in May 1998, teaches fourth grade at Stingley Elementary.
Raellyn C. Williams, Atlanta, GA, is a marketing communications manager with MCI Telecommunications Corp.
Jill Gray Zangs, Minneapolis, MN, is director/events planner with the Twin Cities Sport and Recreation Club.
Sara A. French received her M.Ed. in school psychology from John Carroll University, University Heights, OH. Sara, who lives in Cleveland, OH, is a school psychologist with the Highland Local School District, Medina County (OH).
Linda J. Harrigan and Robert E. Wahlers, ’89, were married Oct. 4, 1997. They live in Norwalk, CT, where Robert is a regional sales manager with Royal Doulton. Linda is manager of business development with American Express, New York, NY.
Gretchen Peters LaChance, Minneapolis, MN, and her husband, Bill, announce the birth of Spencer William, Feb. 25, 1998.
Margaret A. Miller, Springfield, OH, married Jeffrey B. Miller, April 4, 1998. Margaret teaches with the Northeastern Local School District.
Matthew Watkins, Chicago, IL, is a private banking officer with Harris Bank.
Timothy F. and Karen Jennings Zera, ’88, Northbrook, IL, announce the birth of William, April 9, 1997.
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