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1970s

Roger Calabretta ’75 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):  

My spring of ’72 pledge brothers and I bolted for the weekend to Indiana University of PA to visit our Phi Sig brothers there. The chapter was hosting a party in an empty cinder block building, which they called the Block House. My pledge brothers and I were very accomplished at playing Whales Tales due to our pledge duties at Kappa. We always left cleaning the taps for last so we could play Whales Tales. This practice made us very good as a team.

The IUofP brothers asked if we knew how to play Whales Tales. We said we just learned it pledging. The older brothers thought they had some young patsies to pick on. A few hours later we were the last men standing.

A few years after I graduated, my wife and I were walking through a store and ran into a high school friend of hers with her husband Ron. We talked and decided to meet for dinner a few days later. At dinner Ron and I started talking to get to know each other when I found out he was a Phi Sig from IUofP who graduated a year before I did. He mentioned that he remembered a group of Penn State Phi Sig pledges visiting his chapter. I finished the story by saying that they took the pledges to the Block House to party and play Tales. His eyes spread wide open. He was one of the brothers who learnt a lesson in playing Tales that night. Small world but Phi Sig has opened doors. Ron and his wife have become some of our closest friends.

Patrick J. Kiger ’79 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):

The most important thing I gained through Phi Sig was my lifelong friendship with fellow Kappa Dr. Dave Morris ’79. At his wedding years later, I met my future wife Martha, who was a high school friend of his. I also learned a lot about life from my roommate and pledge brother, Ron Hummer ’79.

I don't know whether our era (the mid-to-late 1970s) was the best or not, but it was a time when the world seemed full of promise and potential experiences. I remember early one Sunday morning, I stumbled downstairs to be greeted by a group of Hare Krishna devotees in orange robes, who'd been invited over by some of my more open-minded brothers who hadn't been to bed yet after a night of partying.

These days, I'm living in the Washington, DC area, where I work as a freelance writer for the National Geographic Channel, HowStuffWorks, Urban Land magazine, and other media outlets. My wife and I have a 17-year-old son. I haven't been back to PSU or the house in several decades, but I keep telling myself that I'll shock everyone by showing up at Homecoming one of these days.

 

Withrow, Robert "Pele" Modified: 9/22/2009 9:15:51 AM
Class of 1975 Posted by an administrator

Hello everyone. ""Pele"" is now in retirement in Austin, TX after completing a 34 year career with Kodak. It was a great ride with assignments in London, Atlanta, Tokyo and Singapore. I'm hoping to become a walmart greeter or the tool guy at Lowes/Home Depot. Keep watching for me, especially if you're in the Austin metro area !! Get in touch if you're nearby or plan to visit. I live in Steiner Ranch. I'm always up for a game of whales-tales or zoom.

Spahn, James Posted: 4/24/2009 8:32:40 AM
Class of 1976

From Jim Spahn

I just received the newsletter - and I am thinking about and warmly remembering the camaraderie, antics and laughter during my Phi Sig days. I live in Detroit, MI area - 3 adult children (32, 30, 29) and 2 grandchildren (yikes!). I travel quite a bit on my job. I would love to know where some of you are - to grab a bite to eat or drink a beer or 2 if I am nearby (assuming you still drink of course). Let me know - e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kochman, Bob "K" Posted: 3/4/2008 3:42:46 PM
Class of 1973

Bob "Golden K" Kochman, married for 33 years in July, 2008. Three kids, 28 year old son, married and living in Seattle, and boy/girl twins, juniors in high school. Living in Texas for all but four of the last 31 years. After seven years of retirement, went back to work as a commercial real estate broker to have an excuse to get out of the house. Still stay in touch with several guys via email and would like to hear from some others (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Sillaman, John Posted: 6/5/2007 7:54:06 PM
Class of 1974

STILL living in Latrobe; STILL an architect; STILL don't know what I want to be when I grow up; STILL happily married to Kathy - 33 yrs in August; STILL want more hair on my head; STILL miss the good ole days; STILL have 3 kids; STILL no grandkids yet; STILL commuting to Pittsburgh everyday; STILL a big Steeler fan; STILL have lots of incriminating photos........no wait, Otis stole em; STILL keep in touch with Ralph Kordiak (who lost his job with Enron but now works for Halliburton); STILL keep in touch with a lucky few of the boys; STILL want to see an up-to-date photo of Tony Tri-Delt; STILL remember cleaning the women's toilet after Jo Broom (who then proceeded to make potato salad all of you guys ate).......
Son Justin lives in Manhatten Beach, Calif & is a sales rep ( PSU grad); daughter Erica lives in Elizabethtown, PA., teaches 4th grade in Lampeeter Stroudsburg School District and has been married to a minister ( !!!!!!!) for 3 yrs; son Brandon, living at home & going to community college; 3 cats (which makes 4 pussies in the house); one dead dog

Menoher, Jim Modified: 11/18/2006 12:44:09 AM
Class of 1978 Posted by an administrator

Living in Happy Valley, married to Jan for 23+ great years! Oldest daughter Katie is a PSU grad '06 working in Baltimore. Second child Anne is studying at the Univ. of South Carolina. If you are coming back to campus, please send an email.

Courter, Stephen "Steve" Modified: 10/15/2006 11:19:27 PM
Class of 1977 Posted by an administrator

Enjoying being a first-time father at age 47. Look for my son, ""Rusty"" Courter, to carry on the Courter Kappa tradition in 2019--assuming he finds a way to pay for it himself!

Becker, Jim Modified: 10/15/2006 11:11:24 PM
Class of 1979

25 November 2005 - US Embassy Moscow

Adopted school-aged sisters, Anastiasiya (Nastia) and Alesya, from Tyumen Russia, 22 November 2005.

Auman, Eugene "Geno" Modified: 10/15/2006 10:30:21 PM
Class of 1975 Posted by an administrator

I won't be able to come for Founders' Day weekend. My fiance, Charlotte (Charli), and I are getting married on March 16.My daughter Briana, age 14, will be Maid of Honor.Charli just started an A+ certification course so we're not going anywhere until at least May.

Schneider, Jeffrey Modified: 10/15/2006 10:13:21 PM
Class of 1973 Posted by an administrator

Two daughters and two weddings. My oldest daughter was married September 2003 and the younger daughters is pending for June 2004. Whew!

Hullmann, Dennis Modified: 10/15/2006 9:27:33 PM
Class of 1973 Posted by an administrator

Denny, Too Many, Hullmann ('73) and wife Karen Kochan (PSU '72) live in Pottstown with 2 wonderful children.-- Stephanie (20) is a Junior at Bucknell; majoring in Bio & Psychology and minoring in French. Jonathan (18) just graduated and had to chose between PSU, Bucknell & Delaware. Much like his Dad, he based his decision upon the school with the prettiest girls and a winning football tradition - DELAWARE! He'll be majoring in Chemistry and considering Pharmacy as his career, he says ""where he can deal drugs legally"". You've got to love the boy.On another note, I was recently a salary cap victim. I was released from my job to cut overhead. I'm looking for a new job, career or ...

Tylman, Thomas Modified: 10/15/2006 12:08:57 PM
Class of 1975 Posted by an administrator

I live in Williamsburg, Vir., and practice medicine with my wife and college sweetheart Kathy Missory '76. I recently had a great vacation with Gene Kilgore (Phi Sig '76) at his home in Lake Tahoe.

Best, Gary Modified: 10/15/2006 12:08:14 PM
Class of 1978 Posted by an administrator

I married a Florida girl, Barbara, in 1986 (18 years and going strong). We have two boys, Alexander (14) and Eric (11). I am the owner of two Maid Brigade franchises in Northern Virginia. Life is good; come visit us

Brugler, Geoffrey Modified: 10/15/2006 12:02:50 PM
Class of 1972 Posted by an administrator

Maried to Barbie. Two children: Jacyn - 3 years old and Jenna - 9 months old. Please get in touch if you're going to be in town. Same business for 28 years, new location - it was way past time for a change! Look forward to seeing some of you guys soon.

Sillaman, John Modified: 10/15/2006 12:01:27 PM
Class of 1974 Posted by an administrator

My wife and I were married 30 years in August (who would have believed it). Son, Justin (28) is a sales rep in Los Angeles; daughter, Erica (24) teaches 5th grade in Lampeter-Stroudsburg near Lancaster. In June she was married to a minister. Son, Brandon (23) is at home and plans to join the USAF. Im project architect with Astorino in Pittsburgh, currently working on Childrens Hospital with numerous other Penn Staters. My years at PSU and at Kappa were some of the most fun years of my life with great friends and lasting friendships. I think a Kappa retirement home could work if we could only find a way to ditch the wives. Ill bet those 60-something tri-Delts will still be hot.

Azpiazu, Raul Modified: 10/15/2006 12:00:06 PM
Class of 1975 Posted by an administrator

Thanks for the website. It should give everyone a better opportunity to catch up.After 30 years of teaching and coaching basketball it was time for a career change. I am now a realtor with CENTURY 21 and I am enjoying my new found freedom as a ''self-employed"" person tremendously.My oldest child, Maegan, just graduated from PSU in Dec 05 with a degree in Sports Communication / Journalism. My next child, Aaron, is a freshman and New Your University and doing well. The youngest, Adam is a freshman in high school and trying to adjust to being an ""only"" child.

Courter, Stephen "Steve" Modified: 10/15/2006 11:55:18 AM
Class of 1977 Posted by an administrator

Anyone from the Fall 75 pledge class should call me for golf when near Boston, even Wally P.

Wall, John Modified: 10/13/2006 3:59:11 PM
Class of 1976 Posted by an administrator

I lost all the email addresses to my old brothers around a year or so ago and would like to get back in touch.

Courter, Stephen "Steve" Modified: 10/13/2006 3:58:35 PM
Class of 1977 Posted by an administrator

If near Boston, stop by and see us

Flinchbaugh, John Modified: 10/13/2006 3:55:31 PM
Class of 1972 Posted by an administrator

Miss the snow, football and great times at Phi Sig. I live in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and occasionally see Pete Caruk. Have two kids--Sarah (10) and Joey (14)--and wife Alexa.

Warfel, William "Bill" Modified: 10/13/2006 3:27:10 PM
Class of 1971 Posted by an administrator

This website is great and long overdue! Evie and I still live in Exton, PA. Our kids are too old (22 & 25), but we're not! We still see Phi Sigs: Delp (eternal pledge), Weaver, Church, Robertson, Skehan, Balmat, Derby, Nonini(sp?)& Renehan. I'm looking forward to the gala reunion Kochman & Sterns are planning for 2003(they better come through & all of you guys better show up!)

Staszewski, Thomas Modified: 10/13/2006 3:26:53 PM
Class of 1974 Posted by an administrator

Hello to all Phi Sigs!After having lived in the Pittsburgh area for twenty-five years we moved ""back home"" to Erie last year.Great to see Joe Pa back in the top 20.Also, thanks to Bear Kohler for all his years of service.

1960s

Gorman, James "Jim" Posted: 8/8/2012 11:05:24 AM
Class of 1966

Jim at 68

Well, I'm now solidly in my 60's and still working as an estate planning attorney in Orange County, CA. My youngest son Brian is getting married in September (in Italy of all places) so all my children are settled and I can start to relax. Just playing some golf and looking for serenity.

Newell, Richard "Rich" Posted: 5/8/2012 8:16:34 AM
Class of 1968 Posted by an administrator

I am a first time grandfather as of April 18, 2011- Kade Dylan Myers

Hepler, Curtis Posted: 5/8/2012 8:16:32 AM
Class of 1964 Posted by an administrator

My wife, Shirley, and I are both retired now from teaching and in The Black Angus cattle business with our sons and grandsons. We are enjoying life in the endless mountains of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. I have not heard from any former Phi Sigs in the era of 1960-66 lately.

Caspero, John Posted: 4/13/2012 4:06:50 PM
Class of 1961

Adding to the Best Family Legacy....
An additional Father/Son Kappa President combination was John F. Caspero, Jr., class '61 and John F. Caspero, III, class '86. In addition to both being President of Kappa in their senior year, both were Bus. Ad. majors, both were in NROTC, and both married PSU coeds! Special fact:father John participated in son John's initiation ritual but declined to 'streak' to the convenience store during the post-initiation party!
Any other Father/Son combos out there?

Pasquini, Leonard "Len" Modified: 6/8/2011 1:30:25 PM
Class of 1966 Posted by an administrator

After 38 years as a professional nuclear engineer, I retired in January 2004 as Executive Vice President and Director of Nuclear Technology, Los Alamos Technical Associates, Inc. After 42 years I still proudly wear my Penn State college ring with Phi Sigma Kappa (Greek letters) engraved on the stone and always remember that it stands for Brotherhood, Scholarship and Character.

Caspero, John Posted: 4/4/2011 12:50:07 PM
Class of 1961

Phi Sigs Forever

Bear Kohler was feted, toasted, saluted and roasted at his retirement in November, 2006. Here he hangs out with a couple of "Johns".

Fusaro, Anthony Posted: 3/1/2011 6:27:29 PM

Tony Fusaro (AFF)
Executive Director, Talbot House Ministries, Lakeland, FL. Providing shelter, recovery program, educational and spiritual support, job skills training, medical/dental care, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing for the homeless.

Swank, Michael "Doc" Posted: 1/31/2011 3:17:07 PM
Class of 1967

The photo in the Archives in Jan. prompts me to give an interesting Phi Sig history. Had I not went to Med School in 1966 I would have been in the photo with Tom Wylonis and Frank Zaylskus( now Zayle. All three of us graduted High School together in 1963.I was the second student at Penn State to go to Med School after 3 years.Joe Aieta another Phi Sig preceeded me.Another First by PhiSig. I finally received a Penn State Degree in 1983 but that is another story.I work in Milwaukee WI as a Cardiothoracic Surgeon but my home is in Kiawah Island SC.

Barton, Roger Posted: 10/13/2010 3:35:17 PM
Class of 1969

Still live in Harrisburg, Pa. Retired after 37 years with the Pa. Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. Married to Jorja, 38 years, with kids Emily and her family in Hershey and Scott in San Francisco. I'm on the Phi Sig Alumni Board and have had the pleasure of also being in State College alot for my work and our kids matriculation. I often see Dick Richardson, Jack Lloyd, Rich Newell, and Steve Brose, and have spent time again with other brothers from the past and have met many other great Phi Sigs recently thru the Board work and fraternity functions. I sincererly hope that many brothers can make a visit to the new house and get to meet the actives. I witnessed an enormous effort in rebuilding the House, but also in reestablishing the ideals of the chapter. Our place is again a fraternity.

Pasquini, Leonard "Len" Posted: 5/5/2010 3:44:45 PM
Class of 1966

Len with wife Mary, Christmas 2009

To All My Brothers Past, Present and Future:

Much of what I am today in character was polished by my brothers that took a pledge and made me an active, now I'm retired. I read the updates of past brothers and remember well our times together and appreciate their accomplishments in life and wish them continued success.

I've had the good future to visit PSU every year for the last 15 years (traveling from Denver, CO) to attend alumni meetings of my nuclear engineering college. The campus has grown, but is just as beautiful as my freshman year in 1962. I'm able to sit on the same benches at the HUB and recall my days going to classes from East Halls to the far west side of campus.

In the past few years I've been able to visit with my house room mate, Chuck Grogan, attend his daughter's wedding, and visit with brother Gene Ott and his wife Merrie at the B/W games. I've been able to stay in touch with others by email; Flork, Glenn Jones, Joe Aita, Gwynne Jones. They have updated me on their contacts from our graduation class. Again, I'm thankful to all my brothers for their friendships that is now 48 years old.

I have 3 married children and 7 grand children. I hope someday to have at least one of my grand children attend PSU. My middle child, Kristin, was born at PSU in 1973 when I was in grad school.

May we all enjoy the fruits of our labor and remember: (PHI-SIGMA-KAPPA) Brohterhood, Schlorship and Character that I so proudly wear on my ring over the last 48 years.

Sincerely,
Len Pasquini, '66,'74

Jones, Glenn Modified: 1/8/2010 1:03:02 PM
Class of 1967 Posted by an administrator

If traveling to Northern California- Bay Area: Please call so we can share a glass of vino & old stories, and some new ones. Bring your golf clubs, too.

UPDATE: So 2010 has arrived, and so much to be thankful for! Had NYE celebration with Deano & Judy; well OK, maybe it was early evening celebration & we all headed home for safe abodes. Too much fun away! Flork & Deano & spouses visited us ( Jones' & Aitas) recently in Northern CA, and the state survived. I think we may have eaten all the oysters available in Tomales Bay though. Too many stories.

Also had delightful dinner with Jerry Kiger & Lorraine over the Holidays- more stories!

Next year Burts are going to visit- I have faith! Joe caught me my first fish ever, at his plantation on Dataw Island, SC- I am indebted to that master forever!

Too many stories- visit & let's catch up!

Atkinson, Barry "Bar" Modified: 12/1/2009 10:20:38 PM
Class of 1962

"Cuishan" - Nanning, China 2007

From Barry Atkinson - '62

Some news... which will hopefully be happening within the next couple months. I am going to marry a super, lovely lady, Cuishan Nong, from Nanning, Guangxi, China. She is the loveliest lady I have ever met.

I went to Nanning, Guangxi, China. to spend over three weeks with Cuishan. What a fantastic trip and stay. The people are all so friendly and happy to see a foreigner. Nanning City is South of Shanghai and
East, not far (300 miles) from North Vietnam.

We hope - to visit Phi Sigma Kappa in the spring... B&W game.
She has never seen a football game - let alone such a large University campus.

Unfortunately Cui Shan was unable to get an approved visa during the years 2007 - June of 2008. I went back Jan, Feb and March of 2009, after much red tape and aggravation with the American Consulate in Guanzhou, China. We would have to appeal and re-apply. This would take another 9 to 18 months. My visit with Cui Shan was super. We traveled to several distant places and saw many, many wonderful sites.

I stayed with her and her son - met her family and Shan would cook for her family most every night. Fantastic food. Not quite like American Chinese food. I purchased an electric motor scooter for her and I to ride to local spots. One American dollar equals 6.75 Yuan. bought it for $350 american. Over here it would cost $1,500 - $2,200. The Chinese walk everywhere, many times 5-6 miles to just get to work. At my age, the scooter fit the bill. Of course there are thousands of cycles, bi-cycles, scooters, cars, buses, carts and taxis.

So I returned quite happy about my trip etc., but not about our potential married situation. It is now Dec. 2, 2009 and we are still in love,
but nothing has been heard from the Consulate here in US nor in China. As a matter of fact, just today, I called her and it was, again, so great to hear her voice. Yes! She does speak "some" English. But not difficult to communicate. She wants me to come and live with her in china and get married there. I am so tempted to do just that. We shall see. Beings the present situation financially in the US, it may not be a bad idea. It is fantastic over there. Will keep you posted. Any questions send email to: >>> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. <<< .

Barry '62

Nonini, Richard Posted: 8/26/2008 8:51:49 AM
Class of 1969 Posted by an administrator

I have been married to my wife Nancy for 31 years. I have worked at Lockheed Martin for almost 35 years. My daughter, Elisa, graduated from Penn State in 2006 and my son, Scott, will graduate from the University of Wisconsin,Madison next fall. We have been in Minnesota for 17 years and no longer complain about the winter.

Fusaro, Anthony Posted: 8/26/2008 8:51:49 AM
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I am now retired from university teaching and administration, but continue to work as Director of Development for a combination homeless shelter/recovery center/medical clinic for the poor in Lakeland, Florida. Maria and I have three grown children and four grandchildren, and take the opportunity to travel when we can.

Landis, Robert Posted: 8/26/2008 8:51:48 AM
Class of 1963 Posted by an administrator

I was just elected to the Penn State Alumni Council. Thanks to all the brothers that voted for me.

Schnure, Donald Posted: 7/5/2007 8:01:29 AM
Class of 1964

Retired in June 2007 and am now living in Lewisburg, PA, 50 miles east of State College. On football weekends, tailgate with John and Donna Diercks who are retired and living in State College.

Plan to spend August in Montana fishing and about 6 weeks this winter visiting my older daughter and her husband in Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia who live in their house near the beach there "managing their investments" . My other three children live in NJ.

Gorman, James "Jim" Modified: 12/21/2006 6:49:05 PM
Class of 1966 Posted by an administrator

Jim at 60

I am a grandfather for the 5th time. My son, Jamie and his wife Meg had Bridgette born in 3/06. He also has two sons, Connell and Aiden. They live in Okinawa, Japan where Jamie is a Surgeon. My daughter Meg, is a retired teacher (at age 36) with a son Andrew and daughter, Caroline and sheand husband Steve live in Baltimore, Md.

Noble, William Modified: 10/15/2006 10:14:41 PM
Class of 1964 Posted by an administrator

The year 2003 promises to be filled with much hope and excitement for our family. Scott, our son, announced over the summer that he proposed to his girfriend, Bianca Regalado will be getting married in April . They are presently looking to buy a home in the Dallas area. Our daughter, Kristin, and her husband, Stacy, are expecting our first grandbaby any day now. We are all so excited! Megan, our other daughter, is about to enter her last semester at of professional theatre training at the University of Delaware. So in addition to a wedding and and new baby, we will have a graduation to attend. Margie and I have decided to complicate life even more by remodeling our house. I think we should have our heads examined, but hopefull the end result will be worth is. We wish you all as very safe, peacful and healthy 2003!

Rodwell, Keith "Keith" Modified: 10/15/2006 10:02:45 PM
Class of 1969 Posted by an administrator

After about a decade of teaching elementary school, I finally decided to become a full time pain-in-the-house. Hanging up the red pen in January has given me an opportunity to help Diane out in her thriving business and, more importantly, play more tennis.Now I've got to figure out what I want to do with the rest of my life...maybe I'll decide later.

Gingerich, Michael Modified: 10/15/2006 9:28:26 PM
Class of 1968 Posted by an administrator

Been practicing as a CPA in York for 34 years; also elected County Controller. Planning on retiring in a few years. Still married to Joyce; two children and two grandchildren. Have single digit handicap! Personal website.

McLure, Ben Modified: 10/15/2006 9:26:45 PM
Class of 1962 Posted by an administrator

During a 20-year career as a teacher and coach at Lower Dauphin High School in Hummelstown, Pa., I was satisfied with my position as dean of gasoline (driver ed instructor) and had achieved ""marginal legend"" status as baseball coach. We had one of the most successful programs in Central Pennsylvania.In 1983, I got a chance to become a scout for the Toronto Blue Jays. For the next 20 years, I was an area scout patrolling Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, West Virginia and Maryland. The reward was four players to the Big Leagues and two World Series rings.In 2000, I made a change to pro scouting with the San Diego Padres where I now cover the eastern, international leagues, parts of the South Atlantic and Carolina Leagues during the regular season. Also three major league teams are covered by me in spring training, and I wrap up the season with a tour of the Dominican Republic Winter League.From the driver ed car to the ball yard, I'm now getting paid to watch baseball games.

Ott, Gene Modified: 10/15/2006 9:25:54 PM
Class of 1966 Posted by an administrator

Enjoyed hearing about ""Bear's"" retirement. I have just completed several years as CFO of Fork Union Military Academy. Merrie (PSU '65) and I live at Lake Monticello outside Charlottesville, Va. We have two grown children and six grandchildren. We like to travel and have been blessed in Christian walk, family friends and home. Still live and die with PSU football.

Schnure, Donald Modified: 10/15/2006 12:18:51 PM
Class of 1964 Posted by an administrator

Have been spending the past 16 years keeping the lights on in various parts of the world by financing power projects for PSEG Global in the U.S. and various foreign countries including Argentina, Chile, Peru and California. We tried to bail Gray Davis out by building three new power plants over the past two years in California, but he kept trying to bite the hand that was helping him. Now it looks like he might be terminated by the Terminator. On Sept. 6, my elder daughter who went ""bad"" by becoming a litigation attorney will be compounding her mistake by marrying a bankruptcy attorney. The saving grace is that he's an Aussie, an extraordinary surfer and bicycle racer and a helluva good guy. They live on the Hudson River at Tribeca Pointe near the World Trade Center site and will be married in an adjacent park by a federal judge. My elder son works in derivatives and lives near me in New Jersey with his wife and infant son (my first grandchild) while my younger son works on the New Jersey Senate Republican staff and is planning for his wedding next June. My younger daughter lives in Manhattan on the Upper West Side, works in the Empire State Building and is dating a Penn Stater. Finally got season Penn State football tickets last year for the first time and plan to make all the 2003 games except BC on Sept. 6th when my daughter is getting married. Will be tailgating regularly in reserved parking space 1428 in the Red Lot south of the stadium, so stop on by if you're in the area.

Smith, Edward Modified: 10/15/2006 12:13:11 PM
Class of 1969 Posted by an administrator

I am trying to retire, sell my landscaping business, and move up to my new farm in Benton, Pa., and raise rare breeds of chickens and cattle with mad cow disease. I have three grown children and Im ready for a change in lifestyle. I would love to hear from pledge brothers.

McLure, Ben Modified: 10/15/2006 12:04:13 PM
Class of 1962 Posted by an administrator

Left the wonderful world of education in 1982 to scout for Blue Jays. Eighteen years and two World Series rings later I started the new millenium with the Padres as a Pro Scout. No more pain-in the-ass parents, agents, coaches etc to deal with. I cover the Eastern League, International League, American League East during the regular season and then the FL Instructional League and the Dominican Republic Winter League. Am headed to Lakeland, FL on Feb 25 to spend the month of March with the Indians, Tigers and Royals.Email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please explain to Reeder that the area code for Manchester, PA is 717, not 570.

Newell, Richard "Rich" Modified: 10/15/2006 12:01:07 PM
Class of 1968 Posted by an administrator

Married to Sue Stigelmeier May 18th. Now flying Boeing 767 internationally for Continental Airlines. Hope for a big turnout at Homecoming 2002!

Pasquini, Leonard "Len" Modified: 10/15/2006 12:00:24 PM
Class of 1966 Posted by an administrator

Recently assigned to the Los Alamos National Laboratory at Director of Operations. The lab invented the Atomic Bomb and now has the mission of National and Global Threat Reduction to Terrorism. Will have three grandchildren by January, 2003. Still reside in Denver and intend to retire at the end of 2003.

Newell, Richard "Rich" Modified: 10/15/2006 11:53:27 AM
Class of 1968 Posted by an administrator

I appreciate the time, effort, and expense Dick and Matt go thru to set up the tailgate. However, I and some others with whom I have spoken, would still really like to see some sort of activity at the ""house"". A big part of our PSU and Phi Sig experience revolved around the house and just stepping thru those doors again means a lot. Rich Newell '68

Noble, William Modified: 10/13/2006 3:54:09 PM
Class of 1964 Posted by an administrator

The Noble Family is doing well with all of us pursuing varied career and charitable interests. Scott received his B.S. in Computer Engineering and masters in Telecommunications from Southern Methodist University. He has worked at Nortel, Cisco Systems in San Jose, and is now back in DAllas working with a computer startup company called Transat International Inc. Kristin and Stacy have been married for five years and bought their first home only 20 minutes away from us. Kristen teaches in elementary school education. Stacy is a Loan Officer with his company, Texas Bank. He also received his MBA from the University of Texas - Arling. Kristen and Stacy have a labrador retriever who is at long last beginning to show signs of calming down and acting less like a freight train. They are expecting their first child in January making us grandparents for the first time. That brings us to our last child, Megan who at 25 will be starting her last year of a three-year Intensive Professional Theatre Training Program at the University of Delaware, leading to a Masters of Fine Arts in acting. Her real love is classical acting - especially Shakespeare. Last summer she was studying abroad in Cyprus where she was the lead role in the play ""Medea"". This summer she is acting at the Utah Shakespeare festival in Cedar City, Utah. Margie and I are indeed very proud of all of our kids' accomplishments. As for Margie, she continues to work part-time at a state-licensed counselor, working with troubled kids and families. It is very stressful and often very tragic to hear some of the unusual cases she gets. Her other big activity is her volunteer work for Mission Arlington - a very unique example of the faith-based initiatives that President Bush has been pushing. We also support this out-reach program financially and through our church.I guess that just leaves me. I continue to enjoy my work as a contract consultant for a Fort Worth investment company which controls or

Aita, S. Joseph Modified: 10/13/2006 3:47:52 PM
Class of 1966 Posted by an administrator

Donna and I are retired and loving it in Napa. I would love to hear from Charlie Preece '66 and Joe Burt '66.

Ott, Gene Modified: 10/13/2006 3:47:05 PM
Class of 1966 Posted by an administrator

Enjoyed hearing about ""Bears"" retirement. I have just completed several years as CFO of Fork Union Military Academy. Merrie (PSU '65) and I live at Lake Monticello outside Charlottesville, VA. Two grown children and six grandchildren. We like to travel and have been blessed in Christian walk, family, friends and home. Still live and die with PSU football. Will be at homecoming.

Pasquini, Leonard "Len" Modified: 10/13/2006 3:32:58 PM
Class of 1966 Posted by an administrator

Im retired, teaching graduate school and coaching high school soccer. I have four grandchildren.My favorite memories: Catching Thomas Florkiewicz 66 pounding on the ceiling of my bedroom roof from the second floor. He was fined 50-cents for making noise after 10:00 p.m. Also, Don (65) Schnures talk when he had too much to drink.

1950s

Woodward, Miles Posted: 1/3/2013 8:39:54 PM
Class of 1953

Have survived prostate cancer (2006) and esophogeal cancer (2008) with not too many bad side effects. Do not understand why I'm still around, but get to do some traveling, and enjoying my 6 kids, 14 grandkids, and 4 great-grandkids. Get no respect but lots of love from all of them. I am blessed. Would love to hear from any of class of '52, '53, or '54.

Dodd, Charles Modified: 4/3/2007 8:37:34 PM
Class of 1959 Posted by an administrator

Madeline and I have retired to Florida. No more farms and no more cattle. We sold our last farms in Tenn. in 1994. I live on a golf course, but do not play. We sold our RV recently and are now hoping our 7 kids and 13 grandkids will visit US instead of the other way around.

Thompson, Robert Modified: 10/15/2006 12:20:18 PM
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Good news: I've been elected Senate Appropriations Chairman. Bad news: There's no money! Advice: Buy low, sell high... and don't give a victory speech until all the votes are counted!

Klotz Estate, Louis Modified: 10/15/2006 12:19:51 PM
Class of 1951 Posted by an administrator

Everytime I try to retire, I go back to work!Now investigating buildings for the State of NH and it looks like it will expand because of Sept. 11th.Sometime when I do retire I hope to get back to the house. But will Flossie be there?That's an inside joke of those before 1949. :)Lou

Smith, George Modified: 10/15/2006 12:17:43 PM
Class of 1950 Posted by an administrator

Hello fellow Phi Sig architects of the class of 1950. I'm still in practice in Philadelphia with Dennis Johnson.

Koehler Estate, Robert "Bear" Modified: 10/15/2006 12:06:10 PM
Class of 1958 Posted by an administrator

I will finally retire in June after 39 years on the accounting faculty at Penn State. Honored to have been selected as the Accounting Alumnus of 2002, and pleased to have been part of a great team of Penn Staters who have continued to build a great institution. I look forward to spending winters in Acapulco.

Woodward, Miles Modified: 10/13/2006 3:49:28 PM
Class of 1953 Posted by an administrator

After two periods of remission of about 8 months each, my wife,Pat, had a relapse of the leukemia in April 2004. She underwent chemo, and contracted pneumonia and a couple of bacterial infections, and this time herr body just could not fight it off. She died very peacefully, and without pain on May 15. Have had tremendous support from family and many friends, but will miss her terribly (after 49.5 years of marriage). Will be burying her ashes in St. Augustine, Pa. (near Patton) on Saaturday, July 17th at about 2 P.M.

Woodward, Miles Modified: 10/13/2006 3:47:32 PM
Class of 1953 Posted by an administrator

Enjoying retirement, with 6 children and 12 grandchildren. Very grateful for my wife Pat's recovery from leukemia this past year.

Doherty, Richard "Doc" Modified: 10/13/2006 3:46:44 PM
Class of 1958 Posted by an administrator

For those of you more mature like myself and in the grandparent category - how to grow grandchildren fast. Our daughter had twin boys in September 2003, and my second son and his wife adopted sisters, Ashley (7) and Michelle (8), in February 2004. Talk about a growing throng.

Maurey, John Modified: 10/13/2006 3:44:52 PM
Class of 1952 Posted by an administrator

I am moving to Minnesota this summer.

Eldridge, G. Parker Modified: 10/13/2006 3:42:37 PM
Class of 1958 Posted by an administrator

I live in the middle of the desert where its hot, hot, hot! I play golf six times a week with an 11 handicap. Ive had three failed marriages (my bad), two sons and three grandchildren. I have been clean and sober for 15 years.

Peden, Joseph "Joe" Modified: 10/13/2006 3:31:08 PM
Class of 1956 Posted by an administrator

My wife, Judy, and I really love living in the wine country/Willamette Valley of Western Oregon. Come see us some time. I keep in regular contact with Jack Gilleland 56. He and his wife, Fran, live in the Portland area. I also keep in regular contact with Ed Baranski 55 and his wife Georgine. We are going on a Penn State sponsored tour with them in March. I hope to get back to Penn State this fall for the Purdue game.

Wertz, Elwood "Woody" Modified: 10/13/2006 3:30:06 PM
Class of 1950 Posted by an administrator

Past president of Central Pa. Chapter (4,000 members) Pa. Assoc. of Retired State Employess. I would like to hear from Jack Ricalton 50.

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