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’34
George C. Izenour, Philadelphia, Pa., is professor emeritus of theater design and technology, and director emeritus of the electro-mechanical laboratory of the Yale University School of Drama where he served for 38 years.

’37
Edward W. Raymond is retired from his position as a chief chemist with the U.S. Steel Corp. He lives with his son and his family in Canfield, Ohio.

’39
Robert G. and Ruth Kunkel Bayley ’42 have moved to Oakwood Village, Springfield, Ohio.

’42
William J. and Mildred Osborne Klapproth are retired and have moved to Concord, N.H. Robert J. Shepfer has retired as organist and choirmaster from Second Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, Ind.

’47
John W. Gillette, Norcross, Ga., retired in 1983 as a brigadier general with the U.S. Army.

’48
Renata Vitzthum von Eckstadt Shaw, a retired assistant chief of the prints and photographs division with the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., is listed in Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in Art, and Who’s Who in Library and Information Science. She lives in Chevy Chase, Md.

’51
Robert W. and Louise Dellwig Endruschat ’50 live in Cape Coral, Fla. and Harwich, Mass. Robert has retired as president of the board of the publication, Lutheran Church in America, and as executive president with the Augsburg-Fortress-E.L.C.A. Norma Bell Hagler, a retired design consultant with Hagler Consulting, is an abstract artist in Charlotte, N.C.

Donald Hertler recently hosted an Alpha Tau Omega reunion at his home in Florida. Those in attendance included Jake Conn ’51, Jack Williams ’49, Al Tessmer ’50, Dusty Rhodes ’50, Bob Kolesar ’50, Don Grainger ’54, Al Abbott ’49, Charlie Seng ’56, Bob Taylor ’50, Jim Walsh ’50, Chet LaBuda ’48 and Ray Bellasari ’60.

’52
Richard M. Braverman, a retired accountant, lives in East Brunswick, N.J.

’54
Class Reunion Oct. 22-24, 2004

’55
Marilyn McConnaughey Bitar lives in Kennett Square, Pa.

’56
Carol Lyon Cheek has retired as a teacher of learning-disabled students with the Parma, Ohio, City Schools. Harvey S. and Ruth Ann Weng Peters ’55 have moved to Bethlehem, Pa.

Thomas W. and Carolyn Rikel Rogers live in Urbana, Ohio. Thomas is a retired former teacher. Carolyn, who is also retired, taught for many years in the Graham Local Schools. Currently the organist at Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, she performed as a harpsichordist at a program of 19th century music and poetry for the Champaign County Arts Council’s Arts of Statehood series, presented in observance of Ohio’s bicentennial.

’57
Richard A. Armentrout, Columbus, Ohio, is semi-retired and working as a sales representative with Empire Food Brokers, Inc., Dublin, Ohio. James B. Bazzell, Englewood, Ohio, has retired from his position as principal of Fairmont High School, Kettering, Ohio.

’58
Barbara Miller Kohlhaas, Colorado Springs, Colo., retired in May 1998 after 18 years as a registered nurse at Pikes Peak Hospice. She has been involved in the organization of the first co-housing community in her area, developed for those who want to live in an old-fashioned neighborhood.

’61
Candice Napper Marshall, a retired teacher, lives on the beach in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. She remains active with the Coronado Community United Methodist Church, the Friendship Force Int. and the Bethune Beach Avenues Assoc. She also enjoys traveling, reading and family activities. Gary R. Monrad, Webster, N.Y., has retired from his position as vice president and owner of Carey Lathing & Acoustical Co., Rochester, N.Y.

’62
Helen Barnum Frye, Port Clinton, Ohio, is professor emerita of teaching administration with the University of Dayton.

’64
John P. McDaniel, Highland, Md., CEO of MedStar Health, was honored with the 2003 Civic Achievement Award from the Washington Chapter of the American Jewish Committee. The award is presented to leaders of the business, civic and political communities throughout the country, who through their outstanding leadership skills and dedication have demonstrated their commitment to improving and strengthening their communities.

’65
Donald J. and Mary Carlson Cunningham ’66 live in Bloomington, Ind. Donald is a professor at Indiana University. Mary teaches second and third grades at Highland Park Elementary School.

Karl W. Kinard Jr., Salisbury, N.C., has retired as director of music at St. John’s Lutheran Church and is now an adjunct instructor of music at Catawba College.

Kappa Deltas Dee Westervelt Meehan, Joan Steffenburg Mally, Kristie Towner Kohl and Peggy Pullen Lenkaitis have reunited in such places as Kiawah, S.C., Ketchum, Idaho, Windham, N.Y. and Cleveland, Ohio.

Linda Lochner Williams is a staff physical therapist with Great Lakes Home Healthcare, Erie, Pa.

Alpha Delta Pi Sisters Jane Rilling Dawson, Judy Smith Brandberg, Key Seashore Kurtz, Kathy Butt Ramos, Sally Erick Brown, Mary Ann Butt Klimesh and Linda Boley Markus reunited for in Colorado to celebrate their sixtieth birthdays.

’66
Paul R. Armor, president of Armor Realty of Tallahassee Inc., Tallahassee, Fla., coached the soccer team from Leon High School to a state championship and finished second in the state in master road cycling. He currently teaches spinning (indoor cycling) at a local health club.

Joan Chapin Hrebek has moved to Wall, N.J.

Ann Billings McClain, Brandon, Fla., is an account executive with United Airlines, Tampa, Fla.

’67
Gail Collins Appeldorn has moved to Fountain Hills, Ariz.

Gregory G. Baran, an attorney who is a partner at Baran, Piper, Tarkowsky, Fitzgerald & Theis Co., L.P.A., Mansfield, Ohio, enjoys sailing and reading when not practicing law.

Vincent J. Benincasa Jr. is an attorney practicing in Vero Beach, Fla.

Jan J. Younger, professor of communication and theater arts, and associate dean for the honors program at Heidelberg College, Tiffin, Ohio, spoke at the Mideast Honors Association Regional Conference. His address, “Honors, Humor and Health: Striking a Balance, “ focused on his belief that balancing those three energies can make life more fulfilling.

’68
Kenneth A. and Jacquelyn Whitaker Beals ’67 live in Staunton, Va. Jackie is an associate professor of research in anesthesiology at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Blaine W. and Judy Sonnanstine Coleman live in Broadview Heights, Ohio. Blaine is a network engineer with the Unisys Corp. Judy teaches with the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Schools.

Bruce J. Evenson is the vicar of St. Peter’s & St. Sigfrid’s Church, Anglican/Episcopal Church in Stockholm. Bruce is the first non-British person to fill that chaplaincy. In October 2003, David H. Miller ’69 visited Evenson in Stockholm.

’69
Bonnie Stahl Ashe, Scotch Plains, N.J., is a vice president of scientific affairs with Wyeth Consumer Healthcare, Madison, N.J.

David L. and Susan Fitzgibbons Boyle ’69 live in Greenwich, Conn. David is vice chair of Ambac Financial Group Inc. Susan is a member of the boards of Lumina Foundation and U.S.A. Funds.

Susan Pohland Eaton is retired and lives in Brownsburg, Ind.

William E. Pitts, Leawood, Kan., has retired as director of U.S. Sprint, Kansas City, Mo.

Levi Wingard is superintendent of the Downingtown, Pa., Area School District.

’70
Jeffrey A. Connelly is president of Connelly Law Office, Erie, Pa.

V. Scott Kowalczyk, Marietta, Ga., is with Integra Realty Resources-Atlanta.

Since their college days, Wittenberg roommates Suzanne Place Petranek and Mona Hess Turner have remained good friends, sharing stories and recipes throughout the years. Together they have also taught a class titled “Cookie Decorating Simplified” in Chautauqua, N.Y.

Virginia Hudson Sink is retired from her position in the language arts department with the Springfield, Ohio, Local School District. Following her retirement, she remained active as a volunteer at Mercy Medical Center and with the United Way before moving to Charlotte, N.C.

Charles R. and Cathy Weisel Williamson ’71 live in Redondo Beach, Calif. Charles is the CEO of Unocal, El Segundo, Calif.

’71
Mary Mills Darlington, Huntley, Ill., is a realtor with Baird & Warner, Carpentersville, Ill.

Greg L. Gates is an executive vice president with the Talbot Agency, Albuquerque, N.M.

’72
C. Lee Bridges, Mooresville, Ind., is chief of biological studies with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Office of Water Quality, Indianapolis, Ind.

Kristin Zundel Hunter lives in Seneca, S.C.

’73
Julie-Ellen Anderson, Bath, Maine, received her M.S. in education from the University of New England, Biddeford, Maine, in 2002. She teaches music at West Bath School, Georgetown, Central School. She is an active member of Water of Life Lutheran Church and many professional organizations.

Mary M. Bartley is president/scenic designer with M & M Production Design Inc., Chicago, Ill. She is a member of United Scenic Artists Local #829, Heifer Project International and LaSalle Street Church.

Melanie Schexnayder Burgoon lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Diane Barnhart Mitchell, Canton, Ohio, married Charles H. Bennell, Aug. 7, 2002. Diane is a special education teacher at Riedinger Middle School.

Mary M. Scofield is a sales associate with the Bookshop of Beverly Farms, Mass.

’74
Richard L. Cook, Fairfax, Va., is an oracle developer with CACI, Arlington, Va.

’75
Marge Morris DeAngelo, Marilyn Niesen McCarthy, Edie Perkins Jones and Jerri Fonner Vorisek celebrated their 50th birthdays at DeAngelo’s beach house on the New Jersey Shore.

’76
Robert A. Huebner, Toledo, Ohio, is president/partner/chair of U.S. Coexcell, Inc., Maumee, Ohio, and president of Vitec, LLC, Detroit, Mich.

John F. Lang is a research leader with Roche Carolina Inc., Florence, S.C.

Jon R. McPheeters is a vice president of brand management with the Wilmington, Del. Trust Co.

’77
Marc E. and Barbara Riggle Behrendt live in Somerset, Ohio. Marc owns and operates Behrendt Fossil Preparation and has assisted as a field biologist on projects with the Ohio Division of Wildlife, the U.S. Fish and Game Service, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He is the author of several books in his field and is a feature writer with Fossil News magazine. One of the founders of the Perry County Big Brothers/Big Sisters program, he works with Ohio Reads and as a judge for the State Science Fair. He is a member of the Ohio Department of Education Science Standards Writing Team, which recently wrote Ohio’s proposed science standards for grades one through three. A hunting and trapping instructor for the Ohio Division of Wildlife, Marc serves as librarian for Grace Lutheran Church and is a member of the Mid-America Paleontological Society, and the Columbus Rock and Mineral Society. He has been selected to join the Times Recorder editorial board meetings. Susan teaches second grade.

Lucinda Holiday Cowan lives in New London, Wis.

Robin Morris Nissenfeld is a homemaker in Princeton, N.J.

Jon B. Thorsten is director of medical imaging with Southeastern Regional Medical Center, Lumberton, N.C.

’78
Financial consultant Alice Otte Bayman lives in Loveland, Ohio.

New York Governor George E. Pataki’s senior policy adviser, Jeffrey P. Lovell, has played a key role in making New York a leader in high-tech and biotechnology research by attracting Sematech, an international consortium of companies devoted to developing smaller, faster and more efficient computer chips, to Albany N.Y. Jeff lives in Troy, N.Y.

Deborah Dent Zupcak, Fairport, N.Y., is an investment consultant liaison with Clover Capital Management, Pittsford, N.Y.

Todd Sweda was recently appointed assistant head of school at Gilmour Academy, a K-12 independent Catholic school in Gates Mills, Ohio.

’79
Class Reunion Oct. 22-24, 2004

Wayne E. Balzer is president of Exim Mortgage, Plano, Texas.

Joye M. Carter, Houston, Texas, a board certified forensic pathologist, was honored at Metro’s Annual Black History Month Celebration and was named Contemporary Black History Maker by Houston Community College in 2002. Joye was also recently inducted into the Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame.

Alan C. Gatz, Wooster, Ohio, is an emergency physician with Immediate Health Associates, Westerville, Ohio.

Robert S. Rybka, an attorney, practices with the Rybka Law Office, Cleveland, Ohio.

’80
Tammi Henninger Angle, an attorney and partner with Cole Acton Harmon Dunn, Springfield, Ohio, has served as a member of the board of trustees with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra.

’81
Susan C. Flood, St. Louis, Mo., married Timothy E. Griffin, Aug. 25, 2001. Susan manages clinical care at Magellan Behavioral Health, Maryland Heights, Mo.

Kathleen J. Rodzinka is a vice president with Chase Bankcard Services, Tampa, Fla.

’82
Scott K. and Jacquelyn Oberholtzer Young ’83 live in Wooster, Ohio. Scott, co-owner of Whitaker-Myers Insurance Agency Inc., has announced the firm’s merger with Ingmand Insurance Agency, Ashland, Ohio. Jacquelyn is with the Wooster City Schools.

’83
Cynthia A. Crane, Cincinnati, Ohio, married Gary C. Wollenweber, Sept. 12, 2003. Joyce Gates DeVito, Eagan, Minn., is a recruiter with Corporate Management Advisors, Altamonte Springs, Fla.

Michael L. Essex, Chesterfield, Mo., is a vice president syndicate manager with A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc., St. Louis, Mo.

Richard J. Jr. and Myra Leister Gromen live in Landisville, Pa. Rich is an attorney. Myra is a box office manager with the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre.

’84
Kelli Harmon McDevitt owns Strawberry Alley Graphics, Salem, Ohio.

Mary Walker Scarberry is a homemaker in Madison, Ala.

Mark R. Sloman established IQ Consulting Inc. to provide public affairs services to government, corporate and non-profit clients. The firm has provided service to the U.S. Departments of State and Defense and many foreign governments. It has also assisted human rights activists in the former Soviet Union, Burma, Haiti and Iraq as well as provided strategic counseling to Iraqi opposition groups and built a unified force in war-torn Bosnia. Mark currently lives and works in Israel.

’85
Tim W. Counterman is a quality manager with Wells Fargo, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Kristin Graef, Wyoming, Mich., married Ronald E. Marsiglia, Aug. 6, 2001. Kristin is a homemaker and an English instructor.

Steven D. Wiles, Gahanna, Ohio, is an insurance agent/CPIA with CE Topping Financial Services, Columbus, Ohio.

’86
David S. Bradin, Cary, N.C., is with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC, Durham, N.C.

Kjirsten Johnson Blander, Ann Arbor, Mich., presented a paper on strategies for developing a national heritage area based on the War of 1812 sites at the conference, “Battlefield Archeology and Preservation-Hunting the Hidden War,” sponsored by the American Battlefield Protection Program of the National Parks Service. headline



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