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1950  1960  1970  1980  1990  2000  2010

Events

Weddings  Births and Adoptions 

In Memoriam

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

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


1950s

  • Carolyn “Hub” (Carpenter) Clarke ’59 and her husband, Dave, celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on July 13, 2022.

  • Ismar Schorsch ’57 published his book, Better a Scholar than a Prophet, in June 2021.

  • Janet (Miller) Maynard ’57 and her spouse, Jim, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends at her daughter’s home in Colorado. They live in Hershey, Pa.

  • Jerry Crossley ’58 says his “chief joy” is finding opportunities to serve others. He is a frequent guest preacher at Methodist or Baptist churches and he enjoys writing.

  • Phil Stumpf ’50 reports that he’s “still perkin’ along at 93” and recently lost his spouse, Elaine, after 70 years together. He’d like to hear from any of his classmates.

  • Rickie Lee Sands ’58 is retired, had an 18-year career at FEMA, is adjutant at his local VFW, and plays in five local community bands.

  • 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

  • Barbara (Rose) Compton ’69 was presented the American Boxer Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award for 2021, given to individuals for service to the club and to the boxer breed. For over 25 years, Bobbi has been making weekly visits to nursing homes and hospice with her therapy boxers.

  • Carol (Taney) Miller ’63 was inducted into the Phoenixville Area School District Sports Hall of Fame.

  • David Allebach ’68 was honored in October 2021 for 50 years of membership to the Montgomery County Bar Association of Pennsylvania.

  • Don Romanik ’65 and his spouse, Jacalyn, relocated to Jacksonville, Fla., and they are watching their granddaughter grow up before their eyes.

  • Elsa Janle ’63 moved to Iowa City to be near her daughter. She served as president of the Iowa City Downtown Rotary Club.

  • Enos Russell ’62 and spouse, Enid ’66, retired 2010 and became independent writers and publishers of 35 science fiction novels and short stories. They report that they have covered “most of the world” on several ocean and river cruises and have two children and eight grandchildren.

  • Rebecca Yager Krisko ’67 moved to Gallatin, Tenn., to be closer to her son, Greg, and his family. She still spends most of my time in Marco Island, Fla., and has enjoyed retirement while traveling.

  • Robert King ’69 is enjoying retirement from the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General and the U.S. Army. He was recently re-elected to a third consecutive term on the Island Heights (N.J.) School Board and is serving as trustee on the Island Heights Cultural Heritage Association.

1970s

  • 1970 Friends Celebrating Birthdays

    Seven members of the Class of 1970, Debbie Rosander, Cathy LeCleire Wright, Melanie Marshall Stohner, Mary Rhoads, Frieda Toews Allen, Pam Poole Parkinson, and Nancy McCoach Scarborough recently celebrated their 70th birthdays together in Arvada, Col.

  • darlene davis ’79

    Darlene Groves Davis ’79 serves as president of the school board in the Upper Dublin School District in Montgomery County, Pa.

  • Lee-Ann “Leek” Kitchen Carney ’78 volunteers for Compassion Café on Long Beach Island, N.J., a nonprofit organization providing employment to adolescents and adults with special needs.

  • Randy Whiteford ’79 retired from the South Eastern School District in York County, Pa., in 2014, but still coaches football at Kennard Dale High School and is a PIAA softball umpire.

  • Rick Bruce ’79 retired in August 2022 from Janssen Pharmaceutical R&D, where he served for 37 years, most recently as a senior scientist in drug development of both small (synthetic) molecules, large (biological) molecules and the J&J SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. He is looking forward to spending more time with his wife, Christine, and their three sons, Will, Chris, and Josh.

  • Sara (Davis) McCue ’75 cochaired a fundraiser called “Battle of the Brokers,” a bowling competition for realtors in Delaware. She is a loan officer with Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp.

1980s

  • Janis Rosenzweig Davisson ’87 earned her master’s degree in supply chain management from Penn State University in 2020—33 years after graduating from Ursinus. She reports that she also has a beach house in Myrtle Beach and invites classmates to contact her.

  • Jennifer (Otte) Vanim ’89 started work at AO North America as the executive assistant to the executive director. In October 2020, she moved “back to the neighborhood” and bought a 1930 farmhouse in Royersford, Pa.

  • Jim Birchmeier ’83 and his spouse, Linda, became grandparents for the first time with the birth of their grandson, Quinn Taylor Fendler.

  • Raine L. Fussner ’85 is enjoying retirement and travelingseeher children in Florida, North Carolina, and Colorado with her husband, and still spends time with a friend from Ursinus.

  • Theresa Pavletich Miller ’83 moved to the Nashville, Tenn., area after 23 years near Los Angeles.

  • Theresa Waldspurger ’82 and her husband, George Bartholomew, have lived in Boone, N.C. since 2016. Since moving to Boone, Terry has been a professor in the College of Education at Appalachian State University, teaching courses in language and culture, teaching diverse students, educational assessment, and animals and ethics.

1990s

  • Amy Yeakel ’93 recently adopted three children—all siblings—growing her family to five children.

  • 1994 fantasy football friends

    Twelve 1994 alumni gather each August for their fantasy football draft that started in Remiert Hall as juniors. Two of the 12 joined in via zoom this year, but even distance cannot break this annual tradition!

  •    Erin Saybolt ’20, shadows John Sears ’99 (PhD, MBA) the Health Care Quality Strategy Direc...

    John Sears ’99 has recently been promoted to lead, global market access immunology, for the biotech company CSL Behring.

  • Michael F. Frederick ’92 was appointed to the board of trustees of his alma mater, the Kimberton Waldorf School.

2000s

  • Hadley Schmoyer ’00 and Kevin Zinck were married on June 5, 2022, at Terrain Gardens in Devon, Pa.

  • Patricia Gruver ’06 was recently confirmed as a Science and Technology Diplomacy Fellow at the Pacific Council on International Policy. She will spend her fellowship studying the state of science diplomacy in the United States and create recommendations for the Republic of Korea’s science and technology diplomacy strategy in the U.S.

  • Sherrell Dandy ’07 was selected at one of Pennsylvania’s “Forty Under 40” for her success as an attorney in the public sector as a supervising prosecutor and as a catastrophic injury attorney at Kline & Specter.

2010s

  • Brian Bandstra ’16 was promoted to senior underwriter at Quick Fee in September 2021. He married Kristine Hwang in Sykesville, Md., on November 4, 2021.

  • Colleen Fida ’15 and James McFadden were married on December 31, 2020, and celebrated with family and friends in a ceremony on July 31, 2022. They live in Phoenixville, Pa., with their French bulldog, Douglas Furr.

  • Franqui-Ann J. Raffaele ’17 has joined the law firm of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin as a member of its estates and trusts department. She serves as a court appointed attorney for alleged incapacitated persons in Montgomery County and is a board member of the Greater Harleysville North Penn Senior Services. She regularly volunteers for estate planning clinics, which provide estate planning services to low-income individuals or veterans and is currently attending Temple University Beasley School of Law to complete her master’s in taxation.

  • Liana Weishaar ’18 and David P. Drea ’19 were married in July 2022. They currently reside in Conshohocken, Pa., with their 2-year-old golden retriever, Oakley.

  • Matt Whitman ’10 has been appointed assistant professor of time-based media at Parsons School of Design

  • Robert Bandstra ’17 became engaged to Sylvia Wan January 1, 2022. He’s also pursuing a master’s degree in environmental science and works for Langan Environmental in New Jersey.

  • Robert Whitehead ’11 had a poem, “David,” selected for the 2022 Alice Halley Award from Massachusetts Review, a prize awarded by the editors for the best poem published by the magazine that year.

  • Robin Gow ’18 published a young adult novel, A Million Quiet Revolutions, a modern love story told in verse about two teenaged trans boys who name themselves after two Revolutionary War soldiers.

Weddings

  • Colleen Fida ’15 marriage

    Colleen Fida ’15 and James McFadden were married on December 31, 2020, and celebrated with family and friends in a ceremony on July 31, 2022. They live in Phoenixville, Pa., with their French bulldog, Douglas Furr.

  • Hadley Schmoyer ’00 and Kevin Zinck were married on June 5, 2022, at Terrain Gardens in Devon, Pa.

  • Liana Weishaar ’18 and David P. Drea ’19 were married in July 2022. They currently reside in Conshohocken, Pa., with their 2-year-old golden retriever, Oakley.

Births and Adoptions

  • Alexandra Wilson Arricale ’11 and Chris Arricale ’11 welcomed their second child, Evangeline, on February 5, 2021.

  • Bill Blewitt ’96 welcomed his fifth child, William Anthony Blewitt.

  • Caitlin Callahan Pandelidis ’13 and Alex Pandelidis ’14 welcomed Dillon Noah on January 10, 2022.

In Memoriam: Faculty and Staff

 

In Memoriam: Board of Trustees

 

In Memoriam: Friends of the College

  • Suzanne “Suzy” M. (O’Malley) Macaoay died August 20, 2022.

 

In Memoriam: Alumni - 1930s

 

In Memoriam: Alumni - 1940s

  • Albin “Albie” P. Tkacz ’42 died March 31, 2022.

  • Alvin L. Weiss ’49 died June 27, 2022.

  • Emma “Jo” S. (Snaidman) Dalsimer ’48 died May 23, 2022.

  • Frederick A. Grassin ’48 died April 14, 2022.

  • Gerald “Jerry” J. Schwab ’46 (V-12 Program) died June 11, 2022.

  • Isabelle S. (Shaw) Tamburri ’49 died June 23, 2022.

  • Leona M. (Bechtold) Souser ’47 died June 30, 2022.

  • Mary (Tershowska) Hunsicker ’45 died October 1, 2021.

  • Mary Elizabeth (Flad) Richards ’48 died July 29, 2022.

  • Mary P. (Bednor) Clutterbuck ’47 died March 15, 2022.

  • Richard E. Heller ’46 (V-12 Program) died July 9, 2022.

  • Theodore “Ted” N. Marchese ’46 (V-12 Program) died February 19, 2022.

 

In Memoriam: Alumni - 1950s

  • Alvin C. Stipa ’56 died September 26, 2021.

  • Arthur A. Arena ’57 died July 29, 2022.

  • Charles S. Stokes III ’51 died July 4, 2022.

  • Donald W. Cumpstone ’51 died May 17, 2021.

  • Donna (Webber) Donelan ’52 died October 23, 2021.

  • Dorothy “Dottie” A. (Schulz) McCarty ’54 died February 11, 2022.

  • F. Jay Friedlin ’52 died April 16, 2022.

  • Jeanne A. (Loveland) Barnett ’53 died April 27, 2022.

  • Jeanne A. (Loveland) Barnett ’53 died April 27, 2022.

  • John H. Westerhoff III ’55 died February 25, 2022.

  • Margaret “Louise” L. (White) Craft ’56 died March 30, 2022.

  • Mary M. (Morgan) Rose ’51 died June 30, 2022.

  • Michael J. Semach ’59 died June 24, 2022.

  • Paul C. Scheirer Jr. ’51 died May 4, 2022.

  • Roger W. deMars ’52 died February 15, 2022.

  • Roxanne M. Albertson ’57 died January 6, 2022.

  • Samuel C. Gottshall ’53 died June 11, 2022.

  • Sherwood J. Hewitt ’50 died March 29, 2022.

  • William H. Poore ’52 died April 8, 2022.

  • William R. Schearer ’57 died March 22, 2022.

 

In Memoriam: Alumni - 1960s

  • Beatrice “Elaine” E. (Buckwalter) Noel ’63 died March 8, 2022.

  • Bryan K. Long ’65 died July 27, 2022.

  • Dennis A. Hall ’65 died June 27, 2022

  • Dominick Misciascio ’61 died July 11, 2022.

  • Edward M. Van Doren ’65 died July 15, 2022.

  • George M. Longaker III ’64 died July 23, 2022.

  • Lance K. Diskan ’68 died June 25, 2022.

  • Philip H. Vokrot ’62 died April 29, 2022.

  • Robert C. Fernandez ’62 died June 14, 2022.

  • Robert J. McDonald ’69 died August 10, 2022.

  • Ronald H. Shissler Jr. ’60 died August 12, 2022.

  • Thomas A. Wise ’62 died July 5, 2022.

  • Vernon W. Morgan ’61 died June 11, 2022.

  • William B. Megill ’67 died March 15, 2022.

 

In Memoriam: Alumni - 1970s

  • Carol (Lucas) Custer ’70 died March 5, 2022.

  • George F. Cahlink Sr. ’78 (Evening) died April 14, 2022.

  • Jane (Newsom) Sakaguchi ’72 died May 16, 2022.

  • John M. Ballinger, Jr. ’76 died June 26, 2022.

  • Mark C. Spangler ’76 died June 8, 2022

  • Mark S. Williams ’74 died February 2, 2022.

  • Michael Mahalchick III ’70 died May 16, 2022.

  • Nancy J. Myers ’70 died March 21, 2022.

  • Patricia L. (Bickel) Williams ’73 died April 12, 2022.

 

In Memoriam: Alumni - 1980s

  • Donnalee Sorenson ’87 died July 20, 2022.

  • Elmer J. Brunk ’86 (Evening) died April 8, 2022.

  • Steven T. Davis ’84 died March 8, 2022.

 

In Memoriam: Alumni - 1990s

  • Terrence C. Hutchinson ’98 died February 24, 2022.

 

In Memoriam: Alumni - 2010s

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