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The reason he knew about the audio system is because Paul was a member
of the stage crew and as he wrote, "we operated the sound system and all
of the other stage related equipment. During part of my college career,
I was the chief engineer of the communications center at The American
University in Washington, D.C. where we had an FM, AM and TV station.
has been appointed President of Intercultural Open University Foundation in the Netherlands: http://www.ioufoundation.org. She regrets not being able to attend the reunion, but has provided us a Skyped conversations on our blog, appropriately in line with her "vision of adult-based distance education."
Patricia Said Adams
Karen Johnson Reardon is an organist and piano teacher in North Carolina. She is married to Bob Reardon whom she dated in her senior year. Karen says hello to everyone.
Marlene Taub Reinschmidt has recently been appointed head of the Tax Aide program for a Texas subdivision sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) for a two-year term.
Her new job is responsible for all aspects of accurately filing 23,000 federal tax returns at no cost to individuals and families.
"FYI--I am divorced. I have 2 children and 5 grandchildren. I
live in Simi Valley, CA where the weather is wonderful if you can get used to
fires, floods, and earthquakes. I'm still a stay at home Mom even though my kids
have grown and have their own kids.
Ilene Kratka sends Aloha from her art studio: mauihands in Maui, Hawaii.
Betty has recently come to the rescue of the reunion committee with her computer skills, which are greatly appreciated!
Linda Topkis Bermanwanted to make a difference for women in her community. The idea for Attitudes & Attire™ was simple – to build the self-esteem of women entering the workforce and to provide professional interview attire:
As an American Field Service
International Scholarships exchange student from the Free Hanseatic City of
Bremen, Germany, I want to express thanks to my former sponsors, host families,
teachers, and schoolmates who had made the senior year 1958 - 59 at P. S. duPont
High School an outstanding one in my life: to the Delaware Optimist Club; my
host families Mr. Harry C. Watson, Mrs. Margaret Watson with Nancy, Gail, and
Douglas; Mr. William F. Said and Mrs. Anne Said with Patricia and William Jr.;
my teachers Mr. Joseph Brewer, Mrs. Amy Farrand, Miss Alice Gardiner, Miss Trudy
Gilgenast, Mr. Edward Lekites, Miss Helen Levy, Mrs. Jeanette McDonnal, Mr.
Robert Martin, Mr. Wilfred Miller, and Mr. Jake Warner. I express my deepest
thanks. I also express a special sense of gratitude to Miss Alice Gardiner, Mrs.
Jeanette McDonnal and our dear friend Trudy Gilgenast and the Alfred Gilgenast
family as well as my classmates who have kept in touch with me over the decades:
Betty Belden, Ellen Levy, Marlene Taub, Don Goldstein, and Bob Rickards. I have
treasured these friendships.
Sally Cordrey writes, "I am doing well. And attempting to follow my faith.
If all goes as nominated, I will become the Vice-Moderator of New Castle Presbytery for 2010 on November 17. In 2011, I will be the Moderator, and, in 2012, the Chair of Presbytery Council. New Castle Presbytery is composed of the 54 PC (USA) churches in Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. It will be a big job – and I am most honored to be the nominee. Wow!
Many years ago, my brother and I promised each other that we would bear no children in future marriages as our parents both had inherited diseases that we could not bear to pass on. Between us, we have raised or shared in raising and educating about 20. God is very wise and always provides.
Clovis, my 'Congolese son', whom I met in Congo (DRC) and is now living with me as I am giving him (and to DRC) his education to become a pediatric nurse. He will practice in Congo and has a wonderful family there.
Clovis is sick right now and I am becoming convinced that it is a recurrence of malaria. He has had it three times in Congo and is just 23 years old. Going to get it taken care of ASAP – we have been working with doctors/hospital for a year now – time for Mama Sally to get angry!
Many thanks for your friendship
Have a great time at the reunion – and be sure to give everyone my best!
Peace and Grace," – Sally
Ellen is recovering from recent shoulder surgery, but she and her husband are planning to attend the reunion. ˇDeseamos una recuperación rápida!
Ellen reflects, "For me it's not so much memories of
the happy hours studying for tests nor the fun learning to write for newspaper
readers, but how all that and more have positively influenced me the past fifty
Bryson's influence has obviously extended to
Fred and his wife Judy will be attending.
The summer of 1960, Bob Guessford spent working as a waiter in Wildwood N.J. at the Wildwood Diner. Every night after work several of "us from the Diner would go to the 'Hurricane Bar' to unwind and the Headliner at the Bar for the months of July & August was 'The Shirelles'. That was one of my greatest summers and my last summer on the East Coast."
Bob left for California on the 11th of September and arrived on the 15th at his Mom’s home in Reseda. He now lives in Palm Springs.
"I haven’t been back since, so the 50th Reunion will be my first time back since I left. So you can see that I’m really looking forward to it."
Bob Guessford just reported that he is attending to a family member's serious illness and unfortunately Bob may not be able to attend. See Bob's well wishes to all of us and his great recollections of his days at PS on our blog.
Pat Hoffman Hostetler
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has been involved with the Miami-Dade Fire
Rescue with the MERT (Motorcycle Emergency Response Team) that's keeping
him on the go. John attended the reunion despite as a Floridian,
"we have to dig out those heavy cloths [for November]."
Unable to Attend Several classmates have written that they were unable to attend due to planned trips and other commitments.
Karen Johnson Reardon and her husband Bob had planned attend, but recently found out that their son and his wife and children (who live in Italy) will be coming into Norfolk. "Please tell everyone that I am so sad not to be there -but am there in spirit." – Karen Johnson Reardon
Margaret Whitworth Hazzard is sorry to say she will not be able to attend the reunion but is looking forward to hearing all of the news from everyone. She and her husband moved from Texas to a retirement area in northwest Arkansas. "We have four children and ten grandchildren."
Susan Kaufman Shane will not be able to attend but looks forward to all of the pictures. She will be traveling in Africa.
Pete Howell writes, "Sorry Gang but the Howell's will be unable to attend this reunion! If anyone is interested in a bird's eye update: Carole and I both graduated from the University of Delaware in '63. I was employed following graduation by Uncle Sam in Germany and Vietnam, then worked on/around Wall Street for 30 years while Carole directed/taught school, raised two daughters and involved herself in community activities in Ridgewood, NJ. In '97, we gave up life in the 'fast-lane', moved to the beach on Hilton Head Island and began our quest to learn how to play a better game of golf - which has been a complete failure - while at the same time Carole directed the construction of a new house and I took up part-time work for a Houston consulting company doing litigation consulting! We have four terrific grandchildren in the Washington D.C. area, travel frequently and have spent the past ten years every January/February in our favorite country, Mexico, exploring the 'colonial cities!' Cheers to our classmates. Wish we could be there! And our 'hats off' to the designer of the website!"
Batty Boettger writes, "Sorry, but I will be unable to attend our
50th Reunion. We are at our beach home at the Jersey Shore (Ocean City)
every year for August. Wish the reunion was at that time and we would
have made it. Bill (Sallies '57) and I live in the San Diego, CA area,
have three grown daughters, two grandchildren and travel often since
Bill is retired. I spend a great deal of time volunteering with a
national organization, Assistance League.
Harnett aka Evelyn Hutson (EVElyn) sends, "Greetings from Ft
Rucker AL. Our son is stationed here, gave up command of his Black Hawk
Battalion yesterday. His identical twin was here in uniform - even I
mixed them up and got 'that' look. Bob [Rickards], at least you two
don't have to dress alike!
Also Unable to Attend
Some classmates, unfortunately, have notified us that they will be unable to attend due to ill health. Additionally, Reed Hinchliffe and his wife had planned to come by train, but he injured his back two weeks ago. He is scheduled to have a ruptured disk removed from his lower back and cannot ride in a car or train for 30 days. Reed says, "Tell all that I will miss seeing them. Also, I have a great surgeon and he is optimistic that I will will be 100% in 6-8 months."
Marcia Silverberg Lobman
Bobby Silverberg -
We have also started a Blog: Remembering Marcia, where you can add you comments.
Her obituary can be found here ---> In Memoriam
Argo passed away in May
of this year. Some of cartoon drawings he shared with fellow classmates
will be a lasting treasure as will be the memory of Ed.
As we celebrated our 50th Reunion, we held a special remembrance in honor of David Reed, who was seriously injured in an automobile accident in 1965, in which his wife died. David's long courageous battle ended on February 5, 2013. His body was cremated, and his ashes along with his class ring were buried next his wife, Hazel, and his parents.
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