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Gary Barnard ’60 participated in a two-week mission trip to the Ukraine with VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity). They provide eye care to people of the world who cannot afford such a service, and take as many as 6,000 pairs of glasses and ocular medication with them. In Honduras last year, they served 3,400 needy people. Gary has traveled to Mexico, Honduras and Peru and can conduct an eye exam in Spanish – but he doesn’t know Russian.
Karl Livengood ’61 says he and his wife Betty have started a volunteer-led fine arts program at the Country Boy’s Ranch in Byron, Calif., where they work with incarcerated young men 14-18 years of age.
Wil Perrin ’62 and Gretchen (Ralph) Perrin ’62, now retired dentist, report that they have been married 51 years. They also add that they credit their excellent education to the great professors and small class sizes at Hiram College.
Sharon Raphael ’63 is co-editing a journal issue for the Journal of Lesbian Studies on Old Lesbians, to be published in 2015. She says she continues to love living in Southern California with her spouse of 42 years, Mina Meyer.
Marilyn (Knepp) Gwyn ’65 says her husband is retired and they have built a home outside Sault St. Marie. They performed a lot of work themselves including the wiring and the plumbing. She says, “It is a very beautiful spot,” and they are enjoying themselves now that work is done.
R. Charles Larlham ’67 writes to tell us, “On September 19, 2013, Black Rose Writing released my newly published (and first ever) book, ‘The Old Man and Me,’ a memoir of my childhood, and a few later years, told in 53 short stories. It’s available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other booksellers, and it will be available in e-book form in early October. There is one Hiram story (Book two will have a half dozen).” The book is the first in a projected trilogy; book two is titled “Stories I Didn’t Get to Tell You the First Time.” Find out more here.
Katherine Moray Loring ’68 reports, “retired this year  as vice president for administration and special assistant to the president of Virginia Wesleyan College.”
Jonathan Estrin ’69 has stopped full time work and now lives part time in upstate New York, spending the rest in Southern California.
Laura Lynch ’69 tells us she lives in Bryn Gweled, an intentional community, with her husband Hans Peter, two cats and three chickens. They are trying to live a sustainable life. She has recently retired from elder care but still gives pet care and provides transportation.
Mike Tschappat ’69 announces that he is semi-retired from newspapers but is still doing some freelance writing. He is a volunteer photographer for the High Line which is a park built on an elevated train line in New York City.