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Class Notes

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Class Notes by Decade

1950  1960  1970  1980  1990  2000  2010

Events

Weddings  Births and Adoptions 

In Memoriam

Faculty and Staff Board of Trustees Alumni - 1930 Alumni - 1940 Alumni - 1950 Alumni - 1960

Alumni - 1970 Alumni - 1980 Alumni - 1990 Alumni - 2010


1950s

  • Alfred “Bud” Maser ’50 and Elizabeth “Betty” S. Maser ’50 recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

  • Richard A. Buckwalter ’52 says he retired five years ago after a 57-year career in family medicine in Horsham, Pa. His son, grandson, and daughter-in-law are also Ursinus College graduates.

  • Winifred “Pat” Howse ’50 says she and four classmates—who lived in Maples—still keep a round-robin letter going to keep in touch.

1960s

  • Ainslie “Lee” (Armstrong) McLees ’68 reports that she and husband, John, are enjoying retirement and homeschooling their four grandchildren due to COVID-19. They are looking forward to traveling again soon.

  • Barbara (Gattiker) Wood ’61 reports that she is still living in New Hampshire and is a trustee at her continuing care community.

  • Barbara A. (Rachunis) Piffet ’61 and her husband, Joseph, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

  • Joseph Lutz ’60 says he and his wife, Beverly, are enjoying their five grandchildren and helping out with their local library and fire company.

  • Patricia (Russell) Earhart ’67 is continuing her volunteer work at the St. James Outreach House. During the pandemic, she was helping to provide more than 300 families per month with food and personal care items.

  • Patty (Russell) Earhart ’67 reports that she is keeping busy with volunteer work and is looking forward to traveling.

1970s

  • Charlie Stahl ’79 continues to work as an assistant city manager for Johnston City, Tenn., and recently completed his 37th year in local government service. 

  • David Bowen ’72 started teaching accounting at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., in addition to his volunteer role in the Shenandoah National Park and working as a professional ski instructor at Virginia’s Massanutten Resort.

  • J.R. “Randy” Whiteford ’79 has been retired from teaching since 2014, but still coaches football and officiates high school softball.

  • Jesse Bacon ’74 reports that he has been retired from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a civil service employee for more than 20 years.

  • Lee-Ann “Leek” (Kitchen) Carney ’78 volunteers for the nonprofit Compassion Café in Long Beach Island, N.J. The organization’s mission is to provide meaningful employment and job training for adolescents and adults with disabilities.

  • Mark DeVoc ’75 retired in 2019 after a career of more than 42 years in education (including 25 years in school administration). He is enjoying time with his seven grandchildren.

  • Ruth (Allen) Rogers ’70 says she is enjoying life with her husband, John, in South Carolina. She remains in touch with her roommate, Barbara Laughlin Galant ’70, and likes to Zoom with her twin sister, Margaret Allen Taylor.

1980s

  • Neil Brown ’84 and his spouse, Catherine, married September 18, 2021, and are living in Chestnut Hill, Pa. He is senior vice president and private client advisor at Bank of America Private Bank in Philadelphia.

  • Rebecca (Kauffman) Pizzino ’85 has been awarded the Diane Goldstein 1760 Chair for Excellence in the Teaching of Science from Germantown Academy.

1990s

2000s

  • Dana (Piraino) Busby ’08 has obtained her master’s degree and license in marriage and family therapy. She lives in King of Prussia, Pa., with her husband and two daughters.

  • Defne Sarsilmaz ’06 has been awarded an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship (STPF) with a placement at the Department of State/Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations. Sarsilmaz is among 284 highly trained scientists and engineers who will spend a year serving professionally in federal agencies and congressional offices as a fellow.

  • Jenna Werley Burkhart ’09 is teaching English and coaching field hockey in the Cape Henlopen School District in Delaware.

  • Jennifer Thompkins ’09

    Jennifer Thompkins ’09 was appointed president of the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League (MWUL).

  • Mariana Morris ’02

    Mariana Morris ’02, together with the team at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, received the Secretary’s Diversity Award during the Department of the Interior’s 75th Honor Award Convocation. The award recognized the team’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their work educating, engaging, and connecting communities to nature at America’s First Urban Refuge.

  • Mary Reid Atkinson ’07 and her husband, Bobby, have two children, West (born in 2019) and Iris (born in 2021).

  • Thomas Russell III ’09 recently represented Los Angeles-based company Post 21, which became Disney’s first Black-owned operating partner, opening a store in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif.

2010s

  • Connor Moriarty ’17 is engaged to Bethany Baumann and is planning a September 2022 wedding in Ramsey, N.J.

Weddings

  • Margaret Kerins ’13 and A.J. Wright ’13 were married on June 15, 2018. They are expecting their first child in February.

  • Susan Rhoads Carson ’90 married Wayne Carson on June 26, 2021.

Births and Adoptions

  • Alex Wilson Arricale ’11 and Christopher Arricale ’11 welcomed a daughter, Gemma Evangeline, on February 5, 2021.

In Memoriam: Faculty and Staff

  • Conrad Kruse

    Conrad E. Kruse, a professor emeritus of biology, died December 27, 2021.

  • Faye Shaw

    Faye (French) Shaw, a professor emeritus of chemistry, died January 3, 2022.

  • Helen Eash

    Helen (Fehr) Eash, a former assistant to the president, died December 24, 2021.

  • Terrence Williams

    Terrence D. Williams, a former assistant dean, died January 19, 2022.

 

In Memoriam: Board of Trustees

  • Alumnus and Trustee Robert Poole III, MD

    Robert “Bob” Poole ’49 (Trustee Emeritus), died January 18, 2022.

 

In Memoriam: Alumni - 1930s

 

In Memoriam: Alumni - 1940s

  • Anne (Baird) Rapp ’45 died December 7, 2021.

  • Dorothy M. (Kleppinger) Henke ’47 died January 21, 2022.

  • Flora J. (McCaughin) Beam ’47 died December 24, 2021.

  • Harold Fishman ’47 (V-12 Program) died May 11, 2021.

  • Ingeborg L. (Wesemann) Scott ’42 died December 11, 2021.

  • Martha (Seip) Butler ’47 died November 3, 2021.

  • Robert “Bob” Poole ’49 (Trustee Emeritus), died January 18, 2022.

  • Stanley L. McCausland ’48 (V-12 Program) died February 4, 2022.

  • Webb N. Morrison ’48 died January 23, 2022.

 

In Memoriam: Alumni - 1950s

  • B. Bernard Eichler ’54 died October 17, 2021

  • Charles E. Strasbaugh Sr. ’51 died October 21, 2021.

  • Conrad C. Hoover ’58 died January 7, 2022.

  • Edward W. Mewing ’52 died January 6, 2022.

  • Elizabeth “Liz” (Wheeler) Beaver ’59 died December 1, 2021.

  • Evelyn R. (Spare) Tregaskis ’59 died January 27, 2022.

  • Jane (Lynn) Raebiger ’53 died January 26, 2022.

  • Jean (Daniels) Bower ’50 died October 3, 2021.

  • Joanne (Friedlin) Kramme ’54, died December 14, 2021.

  • John “Jack” P. Irwin ’52 died October 27, 2021.

  • John “Jack” R. Schumacher ’57 died February 3, 2022.

  • Kenneth D. Sell ’50 died November 18, 2021.

  • Loretta A. Marsella ’58 died September 29, 2021.

  • Richard A. Glock ’54 died November 26, 2021.

  • Robert A. Brown ’51 died January 31, 2022.

  • Robert G. Fisher ’53 died August 18, 2021.

  • Walter N. LeVan ’50 died May 31, 2021.

  • Wayne Kressley ’58 died November 27, 2021.

 

In Memoriam: Alumni - 1960s

  • Alexander Lewis III ’66 died September 29, 2021.

  • Barbara (Gettys) Meyer ’64 died October 6, 2021.

  • Calvin W. Fox Jr. ’60 died December 19, 2021.

  • Carol A. (Heffelfinger) Thesieres ’61 died July 8, 2021.

  • Caroline (Schea) Lloyd ’68 died November 21, 2021.

  • Clarence “Ed” E. Smith III ’67 died March 22, 2021.

  • Craig R. Reckard ’62 died October 25, 2021.

  • Diane C. (Eichelberger) Tamarkin ’65 died February 5, 2022.

  • Donald F. Major ’66 died December 7, 2020.

  • Dorothea “Dottie” M. (Detwiler) Osmun ’63 died January 24, 2022.

  • Frank T. Stratton ’64 died September 8, 2021

  • Frederick W. Bauman Jr. ’61 died April 20, 2021.

  • Jeanne (Pierce) Edwards ’68 died April 21, 2021.

  • John H. Mackey ’66 died September 29, 2021.

  • Martin J. Waldenberg ’62 died July 3, 2021.

  • Neil B. Tytler Jr. ’69 died October 6, 2021.

  • Pearl (Cadmus) Winchester ’61 died September 27, 2021.

 

In Memoriam: Alumni - 1970s

  • Anna R. Labriola ’71 died September 14, 2021.

  • David P. Grau ’70 died December 17, 2021.

  • James C. Alspach ’72 died August 27, 2021.

  • Joan M. (Lukens) Raudenbush ’73 died November 24, 2021

  • Leonard A. “Lenny” Moore ’71 died December 11, 2021.

 

In Memoriam: Alumni - 1980s

  • Elsie L. Smith ’85 (Evening) died December 14, 2021.

  • Mark R. Malkames ’80 died January 30, 2022.

  • Richard N. Clewell, Jr. ’85 died December 7, 2021.

  • Stephen B. Wilcher ’89 (Evening) died December 22, 2021.

 

In Memoriam: Alumni - 1990s

  • Colin F. Tucker ’96 died January 7, 2022.

  • Michelle L. (Moyer) Fulmer ’96 died December 17, 2021.

 

In Memoriam: Alumni - 2010s

  • Natalie R. DelBusso ’12 died August 9, 2021.

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