Classes ending in 0 and 5 will celebrate milestone reunions this summer.
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Last year we broke our all-time attendance record with over 900 Alumni Weekend participants. With your help, we can break that record again!
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 people. Gary has traveled to Mexico, Honduras and Peru.
Irene (Worthington) Baron ’60 won the first place gold medal in the Illumination Book Awards for the 2013 Exemplary Christian Education Book for her nonfiction book, “Unraveling the Christmas Star Mystery.” For more information, go to www.irenebaron.com.
Bob Mottice ’60 is planning the 55th year reunion. Classmates can get more information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Olive (Osbourn) Powell ’60 is a retired teacher with three daughters and 13 grandchildren.
Karl Livengood ’61 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 ages 14-18.
Russ Burgess ’61 and Ruth (Huey) Burgess ’62 are enjoying time with granddaughter Abby and hope to see old friends in California or Ohio.
Elinor (Tobey) Abdulla ’62 retired from teaching and lives in McAllen, Texas, and all her grandchildren live within a 10-mile radius. She teaches piano lessons, loves to travel and attended language workshops in Latin and Arabic during the summer.
Wil Perrin ’62 and Gretchen (Ralph) Perrin ’62, now retired dentists, report they have been married over 51 years. 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 aging lesbians, to be published in 2015. She loves living in Southern California with her spouse of 42 years, Mina Meyer.
John Rosenman ’63 is happy to announce that he has had several books published: “Inspector of the Cross” and “Kingdom of the Jax,” both of which are part of a science fiction series. Visit his website, www.johnrosenman.com.
Rod Thompson ’63 was thinking about retiring, but agreed to go to Greenville, N.C., to be the interim minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation for 18 months.
Nick Lederer ’64 had a terrific time at the 50th class reunion. He hopes to see more classmates at the 55th.
Carol (Strickland) Storm ’64 and her husband have retired to Sunriver, Ore., live on a migration corridor for elk and deer and run a “B & R” – a “bed and refrigerator” – on 15 acres.
Marilyn (Knepp) Gwyn ’65 and her husband have built a home outside Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. They performed a lot of work themselves including the wiring and the plumbing, and are enjoying themselves now that work is done.
Sue (Kingston) Florio ’67 and her husband Charles are enjoying their granddaughter, Mila Quinn Florio, born to their older son Kyle and his wife Sarah.
R. Charles Larlham ’67 recently published his first book, “The Old Man and Me,” a memoir of his childhood, told in 53 short stories. Available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and in e-book form, the book is the first in a projected trilogy. Book two is titled “Stories I Didn’t Get to Tell You the First Time.” Visit http://rclarlham.com/.
Katherine Moray Loring ’68 retired in 2013 as vice president for administration and special assistant to the president at 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.
Annie (Olson) Hilton’69 and Ken Hilton ’70 are enjoying retirement in the Catskills Mountains of New York. Annie is busy with her gardens and grandchildren, and is also president of her library’s board of trustees.
Laura Lynch ’69 retired from her warehouse job at Boise Cascade in 1989 to join her second husband Hans Peters. She lives in an in intentionally cooperative community called Bryn Gweled Homesteads.
Mike Tschappat ’69 is semi-retired from newspapers but still does some freelance writing. He is also a volunteer photographer for the High Line, a park built on an elevated train line in New York City.