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Class of ’54
David Allison reports that his family kept him busy this summer. His grandson just returned from a church mission to Guatemala building furniture and is now working as a pool lifeguard. He will be a senior at Syosset High School this fall. One of his granddaughters, a second year art student at Adelphi University, is a counselor at the 4H camp in Riverhead, Long Island and received her Girl Scout “Gold Award” this year. His other granddaughter, who is entering her second year at Penn State, is working for the Town of Oyster Bay in Long Island this summer. He writes, “Not necessarily retired, I was just named president of our homeowners association here in Cutchogue, Long Island and I still serve as our Parks Commissioner. Carol and I will celebrate our 54th wedding anniversary in September. Sorry to have missed a Wesley Alumni get-together in West Islip earlier this year.”
Class of ’58
Susan (Kempf) Taylor wrote in to share that on September 2, she had the pleasure of meeting up with 2 friends from Wesley, Ed Moore and Judy (Woodward) McCormick while visiting her brother in West Hollywood, CA. Ed lives in San Clemente while Judy lives in Huntington Beach. Susan writes, “Ed and I decided that we would each go about halfway and meet on Judy’s home turf. What fun we had talking about the ‘good old days’ of Wesley Junior College. Ed had brought his yearbook, so we thumbed through the pages and found things to talk about on each page! We enjoyed a leisurely lunch at a place called Dukes which overlooks the beach and the Pacific Ocean.” Susan has been coming back for Wesley’s Homecoming annually, and Ed and Judy will also try to make it back to Wesley for their class’s 55th next year.
Edward P. Moore has recently written and published a book. It is titled “Out of Da Nang” and details the obstacles of becoming a pilot in the Marine Corps and flying UH34D Sikorsky choppers in Vietnam combat. It is a fictional novel but based on real life experiences. Edward served one tour of duty as a pilot in Vietnam and was honored with the Distinguished Flying Cross and Vietnamese Cross of Valor for his role in one particular mission
out of Da Nang. Ten percent of all profits of the book will be donated to Wounded Warriors and similar organizations to support veterans.
Class of ’60
Ted and Marilyn (Hopen) Simpler, Bruce and Ginni (Grabinski) McNally, Bill and Barbara (Swank) McNamee, and Scotty and Barbara (Peterson) Quillen had a luncheon in Sebring, FL last March. They all met at Wesley when it was a two year college and have fond memories of Wesley. Two couples will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this year and the other two couples will celebrate theirs next year. At their gathering in Florida, they planned to meet again in Lewes, DE in summer 2012.
Class of ’61
Sue (Rathmell) Daino sadly reports that her husband Grant passed away March 15. They were married for 44 years. She writes, “His legs just buckled one night when he walking to the living room to watch TV, and he broke both tibias and fibulas. He had to be very careful all the time not to fall. His legs were not always that strong due to his having Polio when he was 16.” Sue had known her husband since she was 12. He and her older brother palled around when they were teenagers.
Class of ’67
Elaine (Yohn) Molesworth writes, “It is with great sadness that I have learned of the death of Beverly A. Young. Beverly passed away peacefully at home at the age of 64 in Windsor, CT on March 26. While at Wesley Bev was President of Richardson Hall, a member of the Wesley Players, a cheerleader, a member of the honor society and very active in campus life. She had worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Washington, DC prior to her moving to Connecticut.”
Class of ’70
Eric Mondschein would like to share that he has a website. He invites fellow alumni to visit him at www.ericmondschein.com.
Class of ’71
John Mahaffey and his wife Judy moved to Charlotte, NC in 2008 to be closer to their children, Jennifer and Jack, and grandchildren Carson and Kennedy. John retired in December after 37+ years with Kodak, where he spent the past 18 years managing strategic accounts for the imaging specialty division. Judy retired after 16+ years teaching special education in Rochester, NY. John writes, “Life after Kodak includes executive board member for the BSA-MCC Council and Rotary Club of CLT. We thought we would have lots of extra time, but the grandkids seem to be keeping us busy.”
Class of ’73
Jean Wertz Zaun’s recent oil paintings will be a part of a two-person exhibit at the Gallery at Second located at 608 N. Second Street in Harrisburg, PA. The show will open on Friday, October 19, and run throughout the month of November. Visit the website at www.GalleryatSecond.com for more information. Jean writes, “Would love to see some old Wesley friends.”
Class of ’75
Cynthia “Corkey” (Cornell) Fitzgerald reports, “Still loving the Bed & Breakfast business! We have been doing it for 18 years and meet wonderful people from all over the world. After retiring from teaching, it has been a great and creative way to enjoy life. Please visit our websites at www.wellsboroinnonthegreen.com and www.crossroadsbb.com. Come and see us! The hills of Pennsylvania are beautiful.”
Class of ’88
Stephen Pizzi is pleased to announce that he got married on August 23 to Dana Thomas. The couple was married in Grand Cayman. They are currently living in Houston, TX and Stephen is working for Weatherford International as a finance manager.
Metlife named Chris Furrule managing partner for two New Jersey-based MetLife firms, collectively known as Creative Financial Group of New Jersey (CFGNJ), where he will provide careful, well-rounded financial strategies for his clients. New England Financial has named Chris’ firm the 2011 Firm of the Year. He resides in New Jersey with his wife and three children.
Class of ’95
Marshall and Amanda M’06 Downes are proud to announce the birth of their first child. Their daughter, Clara Charlotte Downes, was born January 18. Clara weighed 6 lbs., 14 oz. and measured 20 inches long. The family celebrated Clara’s Christening on May 13 –Mother’s Day. Amanda is the director of alumni relations at Wesley and Marshall is employed by the State of Delaware and manages technology for Woodbridge School District.
Class of ’03
Brett Thomas and his wife welcomed Kaytin Leigh Thomas to their family on June 13.
Class of ’05
Matt Lindell won a four-way race for a seat on the Capital School District Board of Education in May. His total votes outnumbered the other three candidates vote totals combined, which included an incumbent. Lindell is a former history and social sciences teacher in the Capital School District and he is currently employed as a teacher in the Cape Henlopen School District. Upon his swearing in at the July 18 Capital School Board meeting, Lindell, at age 31, is the third youngest elected board member currently serving in Delaware. Before his term expires in 2017, his goals include increasing fiscal transparency between the district and taxpayers to ensure that taxpayer dollars are being used effectively and efficiently for the benefit of all students in the school district. He also wants to increase district partnerships with area colleges, including Wesley, to better serve all students attending schools in the Capital School District.
James Sacra submitted this picture of his family. Pictured left to right is Mark, James, Lydia (on lap), Roshini and Jude.
Class of ’06
Jessica Raymond is pleased to report that after much studying, she completed her requirements to become a Certified Public Accountant and as of January, is officially a CPA. She has been working at Raymond F. Book & Associates for the past five years and loves it. She writes, “If anyone needs help with taxes, payroll, bookkeeping, auditing or other attest engagements, or any other accounting services, give my office a call.”
Samantha Feld recently graduated from Jefferson Medical College with her MD and started her residency in June. She is doing her residency in medicine and pediatrics at Stony Brook in New York.
Class of ’09
Edward Morris and his wife Melissa, of Milford, DE, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Landon Morris. He was born at 4:15 p.m. on July 12 at Milford Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs. and was 20 inches long. His maternal grandparents are Mr. Clark Moss of Lincoln, DE and Ms. Diane Johnson of Laurel, DE. His paternal grandparents are Mrs. Sharleen Morris and the late Mr. Edward Morris who just recently passed away. His greatgrandparents are Mrs. Barbara Morris and the late Mr. Hubert Morris. Hisstep grandparent is Lynn Moss. Edward and Melissa are also pleased to share that they got married on September 1 at Holy Cross Church in Dover, DE. Following the ceremony, they had a wedding reception at Harrington Banquet Hall.
Class of ’11
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in media arts in May 2011, Christopher Agar is now working at Wesley College’s Office of Institutional Advancement as a communications assistant.
Kelly Morgan had an opportunity to use her media arts degree from Wesley to work as a photography assistant on a short term assignment with the magazine True Story. Currently she is working as a bank teller at Beneficial Bank.
Jesse Trump completed his internship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and has now moved back up to Columbia University. His internship at UAB led to another internship he recently started, working at the James J. Peters Veterans Medical Research Division via the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He will have his requirements for Columbia completed at the end of this semester and currently has a job offer for a four month position at Cornell University to potentially work there for the spring semester. He is also in the process of exploring and planning to apply to Ph.D. programs.
Anna Wright ’45
John Blankenship ’57
Gary Marine ’64
Ronald Hoffecker ’66
Beverly Young ’67
Dennis Duffy ’69
John “Jay”Albert ’73
Mary (Carey) Smalley ’92
Gilbert Scarborough (trustee emeritus)
Eva Wilson (former employee)