P.S. duPont Class of '59


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Ernest Schlabach Practices Optometry. Ernie taught school two years before he went to optometry school in Memphis. He still practices full time. He loves to travel and has been all over the world to optometry meetings. He even ran for the state senate of Virginia twice. Ernie and his wife show horses. They live on a 27-acre farm five minutes from James Madison University, and Ernie's office is in Harrisonburg. They make and sell hay. Ernie is a country western dancing Mennonite and DJs country western dance lessons.

Salley Cordrey became a Commissioned Lay Pastor is Involved with Mission and Disaster Response.

After completing a 37 year career in public education (the last 30 years in Cape Henlopen School District) several years ago, Sally is completing work to become a Commissioned Lay Pastor in the Presbyterian Church. She is fully involved in mission and disaster response. In the last year, she has been involved in Katrina assistance in Pearlington, Mississippi; post Hurricane Stan response to the mudslides in the Sierra Madre of Guatemala; and a presbytery partnership visit to the 13 churches of Kananga Presbytery, Western Kasai, Democratic Republic of Congo last July. She will be returning to the Mam Presbytery in Guatemala on January 3, 2007 for a working visit and again for the month of July, 2007. - Nov. 18, 2006.

Larry Emmett teaches Jewish European History. After 30 years of specializing in the practice of corporate law, Larry volunteers at Temple [University's] Association for Retired Persons (TARP).

Steve Caney publishes New Book, Wins Award

Steve's latest book, Steven Caney’s Ultimate Building Book, just came off the press. Steve's main writing career has been in children’s nonfiction. Among those books was the Toy Book – Projects for Children and Parents to Make. His latest book, Steven Caney’s Ultimate Building Book, just came off press. The book starts with a chapter called, "When I was a kid" and covers some of Steve's growing up in Wilmington. Writing this book of 300,000 words, 2,000 photos, and 800 illustrations took twelve years. The book just won the 2006 award from the National Association of Parenting Publications

Steve and his son Noah also specialize in marketing advanced energy technologies like fuel cells and micro turbines for businesses owned by Ingersoll Rand, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and foreign interests.

On health notes, Steve reports that he conquered the Big C.

To find out more on what Steve and his family have been up to, check out the old message board. - Oct. 30, 2006


Marcia Silverberg Lobman's Recipes and Website Reunite Friends

To Whom It May Concern:

I lived in New Orleans during the 1960s, where I met, and became a friend of Marcia S. Lobman.  I moved out of state, and unfortunately Marcia, and I
lost contact. I have tried numerous times to contact her after Hurricane Katrina, but  have always been unsuccessful.

The other evening I "Goggled" her once again, making another attempt to find her, and came across the story about her on the P.S. duPont Class of '59
website.   I was so sorry to read about what happened  to her as a result of the hurricane. I found it interesting that I still have one of her recipes, which she gave me 40 years ago. Although she may this one memorized, I will attach it just the same.

I would appreciate your forwarding the recipe, and my contact information to her.

Thank you.

Jackie Murray

[Email was forwarded to Marcia, who has happily made contact once again with Jackie after all those years]

Hurricane Katrina Affected Marcia Silverberg Lobman

Marcia Silverberg Lobman was living in New Orleans.  She had to evacuate prior to Katrina and went to her daughter's mother-in-law's house in Baton Rouge.  To make a long story short - Marcia went back to her house in New Orleans.  She only was able to salvage her mother's china, silver and crystal.  Everything else was gone.

Class Responds to
Marcia's 'Lost' Recipes

"I've lost all of my recipes," Marcia told Susan Klein Wright, with whom she has been in contact all these years.

Now, this may seem trivial, but to Marcia, this was important.  Sue felt that if each classmate could send one or two of their favorite recipes, that Marcia would really appreciate it.

-Much appreciated, Don Goldstein

Marlene Taub Reinschmidt Has Her Own Mini Reunion
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Marlene & Fred - Claymont, DE - Oct. 2005Marlene visited classmates and rediscovered distant family members during her trip East October 2005. While here all the way  from College Station, Texas, she met up with Fred Kagel to chat a bit and to plan strategies for tracking down 'missing' classmates


Teacher Trudy Gilgenast

Trudy GilgenastA native Delawarean, Trudy Gilgenast graduated from Pierre S. duPont High School in 1949, received a BA in Education from the University of Delaware in 1953 and an MA in in German from Middlebury

College, Vermont in 1957. She was the recipient of a Fulbright Student Exchange Scholarship to Munich in 1953-54 and a Fulbright Teacher Exchange Scholarship and a sabbatical from the University of Delaware in 1960-61 to teach at the Max-Josef Stift in Munich. Trudy taught German at the University of Delaware and served as Director of the University of Delaware student study abroad programs in Vienna, Austria and Bayreuth, Germany.

She was the recipient of the Certificate of Merit from the Goethe Institute and AATG in 1984, and the Federal Republic of Germany Friendship Award in 1987. She has lectured on German culture and contributions in Delaware at local schools through the Delaware Humanities Forum Scholars Program.

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