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James M. Schooler Sr. continues to read and work crossword puzzles at the Carolina House of Durham, N.C., where he now lives. At his 100th birthday celebration, the board of directors of the John Avery Boys and Girls Club honored him with a lifetime achievement award for his 40 years of service to the club and to the greater Durham community. He is also the recipient of the Durham Public Education Network's 2006 Josephine Dobbs Clement award for his nearly 80 years as an educator.

Elizabeth Swingle Meyer celebrated her 96th birthday last summer in Wilmington, N.C., where she now lives. In December, she traveled to Germany to visit family members.

Robert J. Burkhard, Sarasota, Fla., is a physician at the Senior Friendship Center.

Richard L. Kuss, a 50-year member of Freemasonry, has been presented the Mason's Ninth District 2006 Grand Master's Community Service Award. The award recognizes individuals whose lives and work exemplify Masonic values. Dick lives in Springfield, Ohio.

Alice Stewart Smeltzer of Deerfield, Ohio, is the author of several books published by Laubach Literacy. One of her books, Night on Gator Creek, which has been in print for 12 years, was recently published in Braille in the U.S. and Canada.

Marjorie Snyder Lauver, Schaumburg, Ill., retired as an administrative assistant from the Bloomingdale State Bank.

Charles A. Gard is a family practice physician and a doctor of osteopathy who still practices full time in West Palm Beach, Fla. A frequent blood donor, Charles celebrated his 80th birthday at the Florida Blood Center where his family, friends and patients donated blood in his honor.

Henry A. Diederichs, a medical doctor and pathologist, is retired and living in Springfield, Ohio. The former director of laboratories at the Springfield Community Hospital and president of Diagnostic Pathology Associates Inc. in Columbus, Ohio, he most recently served at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware, Ohio.

Thomas R. Wiseman Sr. retired from his position as CEO/president with Franklin Industries and has moved to Millwood, Va.

The Class of 1953 wishes to extend its sympathy to Nancy Clarihew Beltramini on the loss of her husband, Warren, in June 2006. Nancy lives in New London, N.H., where she is active on Summer Music Board, PEO and First Baptist Church.

The Class of 1953 wishes to extend its sympathy to Nancy Clarihew Beltramini on the loss of her husband, Warren, in June 2006. Nancy lives in New London, N.H., where she is active on Summer Music Board, PEO and First Baptist Church.

Terry R. and Gwendolyn Long Hirtzinger '56 live in Enon, Ohio. Gwen, who taught high school and adult night school for 20 years, has also been a high school and college yearbook representative with Taylor Publishing for 30 years.

Neil A. Randall, Short Hills, N.J., is vice president of network sales with Univision.

Michael O. and Cynthia Hackett Albl '55 live in Cincinnati, Ohio. Michael has retired as director of systems and procedures at Macy's.

Robert S. and Gloria Albright Kelly '56 recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They live in Cedar Park, Texas.

Roger L. Schneider, Medway, Ohio, retired from the Tecumseh Local Schools.

Herbert K. Barnett has retired and lives in Wexford, Pa.

Doris Knight Goodman, Marysville, Ohio, has retired from the V.A. Medical Center.

C. Bishop and Carol Ritterspach Hathaway live in Auburn, Ind. Bish has retired from his family practice. Carol teaches pre-school and elementary-aged children.

Lianne Valleau Spidel, Greenville, Ohio, is the author of Chrome, a poetry chapbook about art and artists published by Finishing Line Press.

Class Reunion, Homecoming/ Reunion Weekend Oct. 19-21, 2007

On July 1, 2006, Nancy Hall Myers retired as an executive secretary at Machine Products Corp., Dayton, Ohio.

Margaret Janhonen Fischer retired as a secretary from Garretts Furniture, Santa Barbara, Calif. She resides in Grass Valley, Calif.

Perry F. Fisher owns a consulting firm in Columbus, Ohio.

George W. and Margaret "Peggy" Ulrich Geyer '59 live in Perry, Ohio. Peggy is the author and illustrator of her first novel, Twists and Turns, published in October 2006 by Premium Press America.

J. Dean and Carol Lewis Miller '60 are retired and living in Worthington, Ohio.

Evelyn C. Schaefer of Arlington, Va., retired as a clinical psychologist with the Washington, D.C. Superior Court. She enjoys traveling.

Marc L. Swartzbaugh has retired from his position at Jones Day in Cleveland, Ohio.

Barbara Day Taylor, Belleville, Ill., is president of the Saint Clair County Greenspace Foundation.

Arthur L. Wilson lives in Dayton, Ohio, and is a staff psychologist for the Springfield City Schools. He enjoys traveling and working on genealogy interests.

On April 13, 2006, Sue Allion Deifendeifer retired as a nurse from the Lima City Schools in Ohio. Sue, who lives in Elida, Ohio, volunteers at Lima Memorial Hospital.

Ann Schnur Gibson is a deacon at Joyful Spirit Lutheran Church in New Port Richey, Fla.

Mary Myers Remer, Rome, Ga., retired as an assistant manager with Joan Vass Designers Extras in Hilton Head, S.C.

Roger D. Simmons, who owned Gilbert Furniture Co. in Ashland, Ohio, has retired and moved to Bradenton, Fla.

Donna Reed Spracklen is retired from her advertising position with Star and lives in LaRue, Ohio.

Roy K. Jr. and Susan Leibrook Bolenbaugh '61 are retired and living in Neptune Beach, Fla.

Pauline Wolber Caldwell retired as a staff registered nurse at the Bloomington Convalescent Center in Indiana.

Margery Kestler Richardson, who worked with autistic children, is retired and living in Marion, Iowa.

Lorraine Bosch Walker, Sinking Spring, Pa., has retired as an English as a second language and study skills teacher with the Exeter Township School District in Reading, Pa.

John L. and Sandra Heffley Rutschow '62 live in Yalaha, Fla. John is retired. Sandra is with First Federal Savings & Loan.

Jerry M. Surovchak, who has retired after a career in accounting, computer programming and finance, has moved to The Villages, Florida.

David A. Allen Jr., Newton Falls, Ohio, is a vice president with Hiram College Trumbull Campus.

Trygve E. Anderson, Plano, Texas, retired as a technical writer with the Texas Instruments Foundation, Dallas, Texas.

Thomas R. and Patricia Brough Conrad live in Delaware, Ohio. Thomas, an artist who works in pastels, watercolor and oil, exhibited his art at the Hilliker Y.M.C.A.

Following a 39-year teaching and coaching career, Ronald M. Dillahunt has retired from Antigo High School in Wisconsin. He has been inducted into the Wisconsin Football Coaches Hall of Fame.

John L. Schwartz, Canton, Ohio, has retired as president of Capital Plastic.

Mary Renz Beckstrom retired as a counselor/supervisor with Lutheran Social Services in Columbus, Ohio. She lives in Duluth, Minn.

Janet R. Harris, Derby, Conn., is a social worker in private practice. She has toured Italy performing with the Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut in St. Peter's in Rome and in the Duomo in Florence.

Susan Minnich Heydenreich, Denver, Pa., retired as a registered nurse at Centre Community Hospital, State College, Pa.

Beverly Whited McBride, Toledo, Ohio, retired at the end of June 2006.

Ford & Harrison LLP, a national labor and employment law firm, announced that William R. Radford, managing partner of the Miami office in Florida, was named by his peers and Law and Politics magazine to the 2006 edition of Florida Super Lawyers.

Charles W. and Janette Printz Snyder '64 live in Uniontown, Ohio. An active member of the community, Charlie has been selected for induction into the Lake Wall of Fame.

Mark H. and Sharon Ulmer Gruebmeyer '65 have moved to San Antonio, Texas, where Mark is pastor of Triumphant Lutheran Church. Sharon retired as an administrative assistant to the president of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Berkeley, Calif.

George R. Landreth is an associate vice president with RBC Dain Rauscher, Wilmington, N.C.

William T. Nicholson is an attorney practicing in Cambridge, Ohio.

Marianne Rahe O'Boyle, who retired as a teacher with the Attleboro Public Schools, lives in West Yarmouth, Mass.

In 2005, Robert L. Pease of Olympia, Wash., retired after 41 years as a swimming coach. He is an assistant manager at Southgate Ace Hardware.

David L. and Carol Nelson Thomas '65 live in Champaign, Ill. Carol retired as director of children's ministries at First Presbyterian Church.

Larry P. Beidelman, Clarkston, Mich., has retired as a managing partner with Lacey & Jones, a law firm in Birmingham, Mich.

Constance E. Bost retired as a teacher with the Springfield City Schools in Ohio.

Geoffrey H. and Nancy Roth Davis '67 live in Toledo, Ohio. Geoffrey, an attorney, has retired from the City of Toledo. Nancy teaches art with the Maumee City Schools.

Martin J. Jr. and Mary Milliron Hudtloff are retired and live in Kensington, Md. Martin was a program analyst with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Mary worked with computer systems.

Janet Stinchcomb Kelly of Manchester, N.H., is a residential rehab specialist at Riverbend Community Mental Health Center, Concord, N.H.

Garry E. and Linda Brugler McCoppin live in Coto De Caza, Calif. Garry is president/ chief executive officer with McCoppin & Associates, LLC.

Bruce C. Veit, El Paso, Texas, is a microbiologist with the United States Government.

Kathryn Dittler Dobie is professor of transportation and supply chain management and UPS chaired professor at North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, N.C.

Ronald N. and Karen Burghard Duncan '67 live in Springfield, Ohio. Ron, a certified financial planner, owns Ameriprise.

Lynn Schneider Gastineau has retired from teaching and moved to Marysville, Ohio.

Judith Lang lives and works in Albuquerque, N.M.

After 27 years teaching theology in private schools, Ted N. McGill of Louisville, Ky., has retired. He is the author of two books and is a contributor to the LEO weekly newspaper.

Lewis D. Reed, a retired educator and administrator from the Fairborn City Schools in Ohio, is a member of the First Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge.

Sharlene Spoerner Bozack, Tempe, Ariz., is vice president of government relations with the American Cancer Society, Phoenix, Ariz.

Manzer J. Durrani, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is senior director of research and development with GMP Companies.

David A. Hood, Brentwood, Tenn., owns Staff Partners Inc.

Marjorie Hughey Koch is pursuing her M.A. in thanatology at Hood College, Frederick, Md.

Jerilynne Young Messenger of New Paris, Ohio, retired Sept. 30, 2006, as chief of international affairs from Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio.

G. William Miller, Fort Myers, Fla., retired as chief financial officer with the Lee County Board of Commissioners.

Robert C. Perry has retired from the U.S. Foreign Service as the U.S. ambassador to the Central African Republic.

Nancy Haigh Ross is the pastor of Clifton United Methodist Church in Clifton Heights, Pa.

Norma Millard Stefanik is a project manager for a Getty Campus Heritage Grant, a preservation planning effort for the master plan of Youngstown State University in Ohio.

Robert G. Young is an attorney with the Office of the United States Attorney in Toledo, Ohio.

Margaret E. Clarkson, Atlanta, Ga., is chief of staff of the Georgia House of Representatives.

James W. and Sandra Hoch Daumke '70 own Realty Executives, a family real estate business in Phoenix, Ariz.

Linda Tomko Ellis, Cleveland, Ohio, has retired as a teacher with the Parma City Schools.

John L. Engelhardt is a life and health actuary with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, Kansas City, Mo. John lives in Overland Park, Kan.

Bernard W. and Grace Farnum Hess '66 live in Greensboro, N.C. Bernard is a chaplain at Alamance/Caswell Hospice. Grace is in child development at Smart Start of Forsyth County, Winston- Salem, N.C.

After many years in education, Roy A. Johnson retired in June 2006 as principal of Woodland School with Unit 9 in Watseka, Ill.

Former Ohio State Auditor Betty Montgomery honored Paul R. Lockwood II with the Auditor of State Award for Fiscal Excellence. Paul, who was treasurer of Port Clinton City School District, has retired and lives in Oak Harbor, Ohio.

In October 2004, Lois A. Michael retired as a financial analyst at the University of California-San Diego. She lives in Cardiff by the Sea, Calif.

Michael D. and Karen Mozolak Morris '69 live in Richmond, Ind. Michael is chief geologist with EHS Technology Group LLC, Miamisburg, Ohio.

Victoria Underkofler O'Brien, Milwaukee, Wis., is regional vice president with the American Heart Association.

David L. Scott, Donora, Pa., retired from his position as an English teacher at the Elizabeth Forward School.

Richard J. Sillitoe, Rochester, N.Y., is vice president/director with S.C. Parker.

Shirley Dyer Wuchter who lives in Duluth, Minn., was featured in an article in the Enon Messenger regarding her role as founder of the Springfield Peace Center. The non-profit organization based on the Wittenberg campus celebrated its 20th anniversary last year. Shirley has also compiled a book of sermons by her late husband, Michael D. Wuchter '68, who served as University pastor from 1979-97. The book includes sermons for Homecoming, World Communion Sunday, Reformation, All Saints and Thanksgiving.

David B. and Patricia Lee Arnett live in Miami, Fla. Patricia has retired as head of the fine arts department at Hammocks Middle School.

David L. and Susan Fitzgibbons Boyle '70 live in Greenwich, Conn. David has been named president of the New Haven County Cutters baseball team of West Haven, Conn. He was vice-chair of Ambac Financial Group Inc.

Nancy Shepherd Kickertz, Richmond, Calif., is associate director of neuroscience marketing with Bristol-Meyers Squibb.

Rosalyn Bachman McKenzie has been named project director of a fund granted by the governor of the state of Ohio to strengthen marriage. Her goal is to establish an organization that will identify and coordinate efforts provided by faith and community based organizations in the central Ohio area that prepare, enrich, support and restore marriages. Rosie lives in Hilliard, Ohio.

James D. and Nancy Laurence Schisler '71 live in Atlanta, Ga. James is the area vice president of JohnsonDiversey, Sturtevant, Wis.

Larry R. Thompson is president of the Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, Fla.

Austin D. Adams of Highland Village, Texas, has retired from Citigroup. He is currently with LPL Financial Services, Flower Mound, Texas.

Carl A. Blesch, Littleton, Colo., is a forensic specialist with the District Attorney's Office.

David R. Borger, Simi Valley, Calif., is director of research/ principal at Los Angeles Capital Manager.

Barbara A. Clouse, Apple Creek, Ohio, has retired from her teaching position with Southeast Local Schools.

J. Richard and Kathryn Shrake Eckert live in Harrisburg, Pa. Richard, pastor of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church and president of the Interfaith Council in Middletown, Pa., has been named to the board of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.

Diana DiFranco Everett owns The Last Moving Picture Co. in Kirtland, Ohio, and The Everett Collection in New York, N.Y. These businesses are the leading providers of entertainment visual content to the publishing industry worldwide.

Richard A. Frye, a judge of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas in Columbus, Ohio, was featured in an article in the Daily Reporter. Richard lives in Upper Arlington, Ohio.

John R. Hartje and Carol A. Camper live in New York, N.Y., where John is a partner with Howrey LLP.

Carol Jones Haven, a manufacturer of 18th century clothing in Crescent City, Fla., plans to pursue a career in massage therapy and healing touch. She continues to enjoy playing the organ.

Ronald J. and Susan Alquist Keller '68 live in Bucyrus, Ohio. Ronald is pastor of Peace Lutheran Church, Galion, Ohio. Susan is with the Bucyrus Public Library.

J. Michael Nace, an ordained minister holding Baptistic and Apostolic (Early Church) Pentecostal theology, is endorsed by CBAmerica and is a member of Evangelistic Messengers Association. An instructor for Slidell Baptist Seminary in Louisiana, he is also the founder of Mark 16:15 Ministries, an outreach ministry to the neglected and often forgotten. "Here I am in Buffalo," a CD of original songs, was released in June 2006. Michael lives in Gowanda, N.Y.

Thomas B. and Melissa Roof Briner live in Loveland, Ohio. Tom serves as the executive director of The First Tee of Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky. Melissa is missions coordinator with Back2Back Ministries Inc., Mason, Ohio.

William R. and Karen Ramsier Coffeen '72 live in Kennesaw, Ga. William, an independent financial planner, is with Summit Financial Advisors.

Kenneth L. "Kip" Eldridge and Patricia J. Summerville '72 live in Tampa, Fla. Kip is a senior vice president with Behringer Securities.

Dora L. Fairchild is a licensed, board-certified, registered art therapist practicing in New York, N.Y.

Robert F. Fannin of Pittsburgh, Pa., is regional vice president with Unipro Food Service Inc., Atlanta, Ga.

Gregory L. and Kathleen Schaller Frost '72 live in the Columbus, Ohio, area, where Greg has completed his third year as a member of the federal judiciary.

Jean Willis LeLoup, a professor of Spanish at SUNY Cortland, received the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service in May 2006.

Linda Siegfried McClarren retired July 1, 2006, as a vocal teacher with the West Branch Board of Education, Alliance, Ohio. She is the organist and director of music at Kountz Memorial Lutheran Church in Louisville, Ohio.

Patricia J. Terry, Virginia Beach, Va., is with the Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Va.

Philip R. Teusink was named community president of Huntington Bank, Springfield, Ohio.

Carlton A. Sears III, director of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County in Ohio, discussed changes in the system in an article featuring him in The Vindicator. Carlton, who lives in Boardman, Ohio, volunteers with the Rotary Club, Wick Neighbors and the Salvation Army.

Catherine Heller Watterson, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, owns Allure Inside Out, Bainbridge, Ohio.

W. Thomas Bacon Jr., Landenburg, Pa., is director of gas supply planning with PHI Holdings Inc.

Susan H. Brooks of Fairport, N.Y., is with American Fiber Systems, Rochester, N.Y.

Thomas A. and Dessie Danielson Bursh ’74 live in Odessa, Fla. Thomas is a vice president with Unisource.

Barbara Tinstman Cluster of Batavia, Ohio, is corporate compliance officer and risk manager at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital.

Kathleen Kaufman Collins teaches at Reid School with the Clark-Shawnee Local School District in Springfield, Ohio.

Deborah A. Gilmer of Eugene, Ore., is a patrol officer with the City of Springfield Police Dept.

Grace Dauberman McKinney, who teaches fourth grade with the Newcomerstown Exempted Village Schools in Ohio, received her M.A. in education from Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio, on Aug. 31, 2004.

Janet E. Merling, Columbia, S.C., is education coordinator with the Office for the Study of Aging at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health.

Donald A. Nichols is a principal with Riley, Nichols & Munn, Rochester, N.Y.

George F. Pierce, Saint Clairsville, Ohio, is a Cuyahoga County assistant prosecutor in Cleveland, Ohio.

James Stevens of Columbus, Ohio, has been named assistant vice president of resource development and director of public sector campaigns for United Way of Central Ohio.

R. Curtis Bay, Tempe, Ariz., is associate professor of biostatistics at A.T. Still University in Mesa, Ariz.

Gregory A. Harshfield is director of the Georgia Institute for the Prevention of Human Disease and Accidents and professor of graduate studies, physiology and pediatric cardiology at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Ga.

Lawrence P. and Ann O’Connor Kalbers ’76 live in Los Angeles, Calif. Lawrence is the R. Chad Dreier Chair in accounting at Loyola Marymount University.

Patricia A. Marvin, San Clemente, Calif., is director of North American sales with Stratagene, La Jolla, Calif.

Michael A. Stonesifer of Hanover, Pa., was appointed logistics manager for Utz Quality Foods. He will be responsible for the operations at the Utz Distribution Center and the transportation of finished goods to internal and external customers.

Barbara Weber Tobin, Port Charlotte, Fla., is director of purchasing with Gibraltar Homes, Bradenton, Fla.

Michelle M. Tomsic is with WQCD-Radio, Emmis Communications, New York, N.Y.

Andrew G. Bing, an instructor in the graphic design department at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in Florida, consults and creates designs for national corporations, design firms and many new businesses.

David J. and Abbie McClure Blocksom ’77 live in Rocky River, Ohio. David is the chief financial officer at Ohio CAT.

Amy Campbell is a special assistant to the vice president for campus life at Princeton University in New Jersey.

Kathleen Killian Gherardi has moved to St. Albans in Hertfordshire, England, where she is pursuing graduate courses in psychotherapy.

Brantley Jr. and Susan Pollard Lippincott ’78 live in Plano, Texas. Susan is a customer service representative with Baldwin Insurance.

Lawrence M. and Sherry Hayes Olson ’74 live in Juneau, Alaska. Lawrence is pastor of Eagle Wings Community Church. Sherry, a mental health worker, is in private practice with Olson Counseling.

Timothy H. and Lyn Guinter Phelps ’76 live in Towson, Md. Lyn is an assistant executive director at Baltimore County/ Towson University.

Edward T. “Ned” Towler is with Reichhold Inc., Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Mark S. Algren has returned to his position at the Applied English Center at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan.

During her career, Merilou Williamson Bishop has served as an educator, clown and artist. She was featured in an article about her life in the newspaper from her hometown of Bluford, Ill. Her art work was exhibited at a one-woman show at Kaskaskia College, Centralia, Ill.

After 30 years with the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Owen C. Griesemer is with Michael Baker Jr. Inc., an engineering and geographic information systems company in Alexandria, Va. He lives in Middletown, Md.

Judith Lock Haggy, South Vienna, Ohio, retired as a first-grade teacher with the Northeastern Local Schools, Springfield, Ohio.

A partner in the Raleigh, N.C., office of Cranfill, Sumner & Hartzog LLP, Patricia L. Holland was elected by her peers as the state’s top employment lawyer in the Business North Carolina 2006 Legal Elite. She chairs the firm’s employment-practices group and concentrates her practice in the representation of management in workplace law and related litigation.

On April 10, 2005, George T. Rahn was ordained a minister by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. He was called by the synod council of the Central States Synod for interim ministry at Faith Lutheran Church, Osborne, Kan.

William E. Rutter is a self employed consultant in Horton, Mich.

Mark S. Sauter is with TechSolve Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio.

Robert H. Sells, Dayton, Ohio, is an occupational work experience teacher and a coadviser of the Diversity Club at Butler High School in Vandalia, Ohio.

Patti J. Smith, Richmond, Ind., has retired as director of physical therapy at Wayne Hospital, Greenville, Ohio.

David P. Anderson is pastor of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Medina, Ohio.

Kevin C. and Amy Ray O’Neil ’76 live in Copley, Ohio. Kevin is vice president/ general counsel with Myers Industries.

Marc R. Stec, Rockville, Md., is vice president of contracts and proposals with SATO Travel.

B. Peter Westerhoff is a professor of theatre at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla. During his sabbatical leave, he is directing Why We Shot John in New York, N.Y.


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