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Class Notes | 2021

1950’s

LA VERNE BROWN HYMAN ’56, Lititz, retired from Cocalico School District on 8/18/2020 after 61 years of teaching.

JOSEPH P. DEFRANCO ’59, Philadelphia, retired after 59 years of education and administrative services for the Pennsylvania community.

1970’s

LINDA LINDQUIST ’70, Fort Myers, FL, established Protect Your PCs and serves as a certified malware removal specialist.

JOHN BRICKER ’71, Harrisburg, raised $34,378 in the annual March of Dimes for Babies event this year, placing him third in the nation for funds collected. Bricker, who walks in memory of his 3-year-old son, Gregory, who died from a congenital heart defect, participated for 46 consecutive years, raising a total of over $785,000.

RICHARD HUCK ’73, Edwardsville, was awarded the William D. Davis Memorial Award for Drawing from the Art of the State for the second year in a row for the piece “Patchwork.”

RICHARD BALMER ’76 ’81, Myerstown, retired after 40+ years as a research-and-development and manufacturing chemist in the resilient PVC flooring industry and wood/hard surface flooring.

JOSEPH MUZIC JR. ’76, Harrisburg, established Moyles Muzic Law, was awarded Super Lawyer of 2020 by Philadelphia Magazine, and has been recertified as a Civil Trial Lawyer by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

J. CRAIG DEBERNARDO ’77, Richboro, was inducted into the Bristol Township, PA, Athletic Hall of Fame for soccer in 10/2019.

DR. CAROL DITTOE ’77, ’95M, Lancaster, retired on 6/5/2020 from Octorara School District after teaching digital literacy for 24 years.

TIM HAAG ’78, Pensacola, FL, retired as director of communications and government affairs at Emerald Coast Utilities Authority.

1980’s

KEN CRESSMAN ’80, Greensboro, NC, an award-winning author, published his eighth book, titled, “King of the Pirates,” which is set on the Mississippi River during the 1880s.

DAVID GARRETT ’80, Millersville, was promoted to chief operating officer of Saxton & Stump in 6/2020.

DIANE STEPHEY GROW ’80, Colmar, spent 3.5 months on a solo voyage with only a tent and a 15-year-old car, traveling 15,000 miles, saw 22 national parks, backpacked 3 of them, and canoe camped for three days. She is currently writing a book to share her story.

DONNA RENAUT ’80, Abbottstown, retired from Lower Dauphin and Conewago Valley School Districts after teaching kindergarten for 38 years.

JILL LAISE ’81, Pottstown, retired on 5/31/2020 from Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, where she worked as a registered nurse for 33 years.

JOHN GIRVIN ’82, ’91M, Pequea, retired on 6/10/2020 after a diverse career at the Solanco School District, where he was recognized as a distinguished teacher in 2018.

DOREEN CARNESE OBETZ ’82, Manheim, retired from Manheim Central School District after teaching second grade for 35 years.

LOIS KUBINAK ’83, Reading, received a Master of Arts Education/Special Education from Albright College on 5/17/2020.

NEIL LINKMEYER ’83, Lincoln University, retired on 6/30/2020 from Unionville High School after teaching technology and engineering for 35 years.

CHERYL BEHRENSHAUNSEN ’84, Mount Holly Springs, retired after teaching kindergarten and first grade for 36 years.

DEAN BAKER ’85, Lancaster, was appointed chief executive officer for the Phoenix Group of Companies.

DR. DONNA DAMBACH ’85, San Fransisco, CA, joined Morris Animal Foundation’s board of trustees in 8/2020.

STEVEN HOLLENBACH ’85, Sinking Spring, retired from the School District of Philadelphia and returned to theater performance as a trumpet player for Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre.

JODI ALDERFER ’87, Temple, earned a German, French and Spanish World Language teacher certification for K-12 and has since taught each language.

JOHN HERTZLER JR. ’88, Lancaster, published his first mystery novel, “Shadows at Atlantic Point,” inspired by the former Rocky Springs Amusement Park.

JEFF LOVE ’89 AND TRACY LOVE ’94, Gretna, VA, purchased Leesville Lake Campground, LLC in 2017 and are preparing for their first expansion.

SOPHIA CARTER-PARKER ’89, Oreland, PA, published a children’s book, “Ready, Set, Go to Grandma’s,” on 10/13/2020.

1990’s

JOHN CUSATIS ’90M AND EARL J. INGERSOLL published their first book, “Conversations with John Banville.”

JEFFREY CLOUSER ’91, Mount Joy, was published in the 2020 summer issue of the UCC Musicians Association Journal and published his fourth article in the 2020 fall edition of The Worship, Music and Ministry Journal of the United Church of Christ Musicians Association.

MICHAEL FLORA ’92, Orange, CT, accepted a position as CFO at Marrakech, Inc.

ROBERT GOSHEN ’93, Marietta, accepted a position as chief of police for Mount Joy Borough, after retiring from 23 years at York City Police and achieving the rank of lieutenant.

BONNIE NORTHEIMER ’93, Ephrata, was assigned court-appointed special advocate volunteer coordinator for Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services (WYFCS) on 5/18/2020.

KEVIN ROSINI ’93, Perkasie, accepted a position as head varsity softball coach at Central Bucks South High School in August 2017.

KATHERINE SCHELLING-GROFT ’93, Lancaster, retired on 6/9/2020 after teaching art education for 26 years at J.P. McCaskey High School.

STEVE YACOVELLI ’93, Orlando, FL, won his second book award for “Pride Leadership: Strategies for the LGBTQ+ Leader to Be the King or Queen of their Jungle.”

SUE BARLEY FORRY ’94, Columbia, was appointed regional coordinator for Moms in Prayer International.

PATRICK MARKET ’94, Columbia, MO, was promoted to director of School of Natural Resources at the University of Missouri.

SANDRA MILLER ’85, ’93M, Boalsburg, and KARA ROSS ’93M, Lancaster; Sandra wrote her memoir, “Teachable Moments—A Woman’s Journey of Self-Discovery” which shares her experiences of being an art teacher in Lancaster County for 16 years. Kara provided the illustrations and is the owner of her own art studio, Karaline, LLC.

MICHELLE STUMP ’94, Carlisle, accepted a position as a surgical scheduler at Stoken Wagner Ophthalmic Associates.

DENNIS MILLER ’96, Akron, retired on 4/30/2020 after 30 years as a design department manager for Graybill’s Tool and Die, Inc.

JODI ZEIS ’96, Winchester, VA, accepted a position as supervisor of the Instructional Technology Coaches in Frederick County, Virginia.

JESSICA MILLER ’97, Spring Grove, earned her doctorate in education from Arizona State University on 12/16/2019.

SCOTT ZECHMAN ’97, Gainesville, VA, earned a master’s in strategic studies from the Army War College on 7/24/2020.

KELLY MCGINNIS BECK ’98, Romansville, was appointed CEO and board member of PolyCore Therapeutics, LLC in July 2020. Additionally, she was reelected to her second two-year term as national president of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority.

ISADORA DETRES ’98, ’03M, Philadelphia, received an AI For Earth Innovation Grant by Microsoft to fund a Machine Learning model in 2020.

2000’s

CHRISTINA GREEN ‘00, ’04M, Warminster, earned her Ed.D. in Counseling psychology in 2014 and became Adjunct Professor at Arkansas State University in 2020.

PAULA BAMFORD ’01, San Diego, CA, was promoted to vice president of veterinary services at Petco Animal Supplies Stores, Inc. in San Diego.

LUKE HOAK ’02, Pottsville, was promoted to general manager of operations on 1/1/2020, elected to the board of directors of Schuylkill Economic Development Corporation, and named co-chair of the executive committee for the Northeast Manufacturers Association.

ABBIE MAHAFFEY ’02, ’05M, Palmyra, earned her doctorate in education leadership from Widener University on 12/1/2019.

HEATHER STEHMAN ’02, Gilbertsville, was awarded “Excellence in Marketing and Communications” at the inaugural Tri- County Young Professional Awards Gala.

MUBARAK BASHIR ’05, Rochester, NY, accepted a position as regional director for Greyston and has been recognized as Rochester Business Journal’s Forty Under 40.

RYAN BYLER ’06, Marlton, NJ, was promoted to senior director of property management at ShopCore Properties.

DONALD AFARI ’07, Rohnert Park, CA, accepted a position as the promotions editor and is responsible for making compelling content for the Quibi platform.

JENNIFER PRICE ’07, San Diego, CA, wrote, illustrated, and self-published a children’s book, “Mask Up!” about a little boy who learns the importance of wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ANGELA MIMM ’09, Downingtown, was promoted to editorial director at DiD Agency.

2010’s

MELISSA REEDY ’10, Reading, accepted a position with Skopenow as director of events marketing.

JASON TABOR ’10, Lancaster, accepted a position as digital marketing manager at Must Have Perennials.

WILLIAM GAMBLER ’11, York, accepted a position at Armstrong World Industries as an environmental health and safety manager.

NATHAN MILLER ’11, Lancaster, in under one hour, became the ninth person to ever finish the 5-lb. ice cream sundae “Mountville Meltdown” challenge at Scoops Ice Cream and Grille.

CHELSEA MORGENWECK ’11 West Deptford, NJ, was accepted to Wilmington University to pursue a master of education degree in elementary and secondary school counseling.

CLARK DAVIS ’12, Overland Park, KS, accepted a position as design engineer for Dimensional Innovations.

KRISTIN WATERS ’12, New York, NY, recently reached a runner’s milestone in Baltimore, MD, when she completed her 100th marathon.

JEREMY YOUNG ’12, Lancaster, was awarded as an honoree for Central Penn Business Journal’s 2020 Forty Under 40.

DANIELLE DOUGHERTY ’13, Mohnton, accepted a position as grant writer at the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County.

JENNIFER BANH ’14, Abington, accepted a position as community umbrella agency case manager supervisor for Catholic Community Services.

EMILY CONKLE HOUSEL ’14, Shoemakersville, accepted a position as manager of operations services with FOCUS.

EMILY PARKINS ’14, Bethlehem, accepted a position as assistant commissioner with Championships and Business Operations at the Patriot League.

MORGAN HARTMOYER ’15, Exton, accepted a position as director of sales at Sunrise Senior Living.

KATRINA PONTI ’15, New Cumberland, received a Vern Moore Fellowship for research and a Susan B. Anthony Institute research grant, both in 2019.

JULIA NIKOLAUS ’15, Columbia, accepted a position as copy strategist with Coalition Technologies.

ALLYSSA EMBERY-ZIMMARO ’16, Bethayres, accepted a position as associate attorney with Howland, Hess, Guinan, Torpey, Cassidy, O’Connell & Birnbaum, LLP.

ROBERT JEFFRIES ’16, Hummelstown, published his first book, “America’s Perigon,” featuring a foreword from New York Times Best-seller Roger Stone.

ALEXANDRA LASHNER ’16, Bensalem, accepted a position as account executive for Frank Advertising.

ALEX STAM ’16, Lancaster, was appointed head girls varsity basketball coach at Octorara Area High School.

NICOLE SUNDO ’16, West Chester, accepted a position as biological researcher with Teva Pharmaceutical.

KARLY WIEST ’16, Lancaster, accepted a position as logistics coordinator at Sunrise Logistics Inc. of Four Seasons Produce.

KYLE GARRITY ’17, Leola, accepted a position as deputy sheriff for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

KENNETH ARIAS ’18, Landisville, was promoted to account executive at Memory Blue.

SHAYNE FRONHEISER ’18, Springfield, IL, accepted a position as child welfare specialist with Lutheran Family and Children Services of Illinois.

AMBER LIGGETT ’18, ’20M, Camp Hill, accepted a position as public information officer with the PA Department of Health in the Office of Communications and Bureau of Public Health Preparedness.

MICAH BEASTON ’19, Prince Frederick, MD, accepted a position as mental health coordinator with Calvert County Public Schools.

JARRYD GOLDSTEIN ’19, Hatboro, accepted a position as local marketing coordinator for Storage Asset Management.

MEGAN LEYH ’19, New Oxford, accepted a position as brand analyst for Colgate-Palmolive.

SAMMUEL MANNING ’19, Upton, MA, accepted a position as public relations specialist for WG & Co MARCOM.

TIGER SPROUT ’19, Lancaster, accepted a position as sales consultant with Lancaster Nissan.

2020’s

BRETT HERSH ’20, York Haven, accepted a position as global travel financial analyst at Foot Locker Incorporated.

MADISON MONSCHEIN ’20, Rehobeth Beach, DE, accepted a position as marketing assistant manager at Delaware Retiree.

JONATHAN PARKER ’20, Stroudsburg, accepted a position as associate meteorologist at Weather Works, LLC. in May 2020.

EMILY PEREZ ’20, Harrisburg, accepted a position as junior online public relations specialist at WebFX.

Weddings

JEANNINE JOHE BRENNER ’60 married Larry Kowerski on 7/4/2020.

KEVIN ROSINI ’93, Perkasie, married Megan Myers on 10/14/2017.

REBECCA TASSONE ’00, Red Lion, married Steven Harvey on 2/20/2020 in Lititz, PA.

LISA KAUFFMAN ’03, Columbia, married Amit Motiana on 5/1/2020.

BRITTANY LOGANA FARRELL ’11, ’19M, Fawn Grove, married Derek Farrell on 8/22/2020.

JOSEPH STEINMACHER ’15, Morgantown, married MICHELLE STEINMACHER ’14 on 7/11/2020.

ZACH HEACOCK ’15, Oxford, married Ally Schurr on 8/8/2020.

DOUGLAS WATERMAN SNELLEN ’15, Allentown, married Paul Snellen on 10/12/2019.

JOVON WATTS ’16, Litiz, married TALISA RAMOS-WATTS ’15M on 10/4/2020

ASHLEY BALIN RHINEER ’17, Quarryville, married Ben Rhineer on 8/4/2018.

BAILEY KOEHN ’18, Hamburg, and ASHTYN EPTING KOEHN ’18, Hamburg, married on 5/30/2020.

Births

R.J. RYCHLESKI ’79 and wife Krystal Rychleski Lewes, DE, welcomed a baby boy, Tressel Caldwell Rychleski, on 10/8/2020.

CHRISTY KLEMICK ’02 and husband, Andrew Klemick, Mechanicsburg, welcomed a baby boy, Everett Klemick, on 4/3/2019.

ELIZABETH TOWNSEND ’08, ’17M, Lancaster, welcomed a baby boy, Everett Townsend, on 3/13/2020.

KATELYN ESPENSHADE ’09 and husband Larry Espenshade, State College, welcomed twins, Claire and Theodore Espenshade, on 5/6/2019.

TOBY UTERMOHLEN ’10 and husband Shawn Utermohlen, Pottstown, welcomed a baby girl, Lucille Harper, on 10/21/2019.

EMILY CONKLE HOUSEL ’14, Shoemakersville, welcomed a baby boy, Macaulay Alan Housel.

ASHLEY BALIN RHINEER ’17 and husband Ben Rhineer, Quarryville, welcomed a baby girl, Charlotte, on 9/25/2019.

Deaths

CHARLES ALLEN MARTIN JR. ’57, Wake Forest, NC, passed away on 08/03/2020 at the age of 95.

JOHN HARVEY ’58, Philadelphia, passed away on 6/21/2019 at the age of 83.

GAYLE LORRAINE EVANS HENRY ’62, Springfield ORE passed away on 9/1/2019 at the age of 80.

DOLORES NELSON ’62, Reading, passed away on 7/4/2020 at the age of 80.

RICHARD EDWIN WEAVER JR. ’65, Lebanon, passed away on 6/7/2020 at the age of 77.

ROBERT JOSTEINSKI JR. ’67, Harrisburg, passed away on 9/20/2020 at the age of 75.

R. SCOTT SPANGLER ’69, Lancaster, passed away on 9/11/2020 at the age of 73.

BARBARA STREHLE DAVIS ’72, Bethlehem, passed away on 5/4/2020 at the age of 68.

BRENDA ERWIN ’73 ’78M, Tower City, passed away on 2/24/2020 at the age of 68.

RACHEL D. WYWADIS ’74, ’75M, Mount Joy, passed away on 8/8/2020 at the age of 69.

NANCY SEITZ FILER ’75, Allentown, passed away on 3/6/2020 at the age of 66.

MARY WALKER KEARNS ’75M, Lancaster, passed away on 2/3/2020 at the age of 76.

CHRISTIAN CHRISTIANSEN ’76, Philadelphia, passed away on 1/24/2020 at the age of 67.

DWIGHT RINEHART ’76 ’78M, Pennsburg, passed away on 6/17/2020 at the age of 65.

GINNY SPENGEL PREVOST ’77, Harleysville, passed away on 9/15/2018 at the age of 65.

SHERRI WAGNER DOLHEIMER ’85, Lebanon, passed away on 2/1/2020 at the age of 56.

JENNIFER CRONAN KRAUSE ’88, Orange, NJ, passed away on 2/8/2020 at the age of 52.

JAMES FUHRMAN ’88, Royersford, passed away on 7/29/2019 at the age of 52.

BRIAN AXSMITH ’91, Stowe, passed away on 5/5/2020 at the age of 57.

BRIAN MCCORMICK ’08, Wyndmoor, passed away on 9/28/2020 at the age of 36.

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