Class of 1973
Nobody Does it
Ridley High School (1973) Folsom,
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Loretta Abrams - Updated 10/15/2003 -
Married 25 years to Steve-the best guy in the whole world. We have 3
kids: Jeff, 23,a graduate of Williamson
Trade School and head of
painting and restorations at Riddle
coaches lacrosse at Williamson. Jeanette, 20, a soph at Monmouth University
in NJ majoring in business marketing and on a lacrosse scholarship. She
set a record at Upper Darby for lacrosse
w/the highest number of goals ever in girls lax. Lastly is Julie, 17, a
junior at Upper Darby and not a lax
player. She is a very gifted flautist and looking to study nursing. I am
a nurse who has pretty much hit every area of practice and now am very
stress free in an office and home care.
Terry Albertson - Updated 10/15/2003 -
My husband Ralph and I just celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary on
Sept 14. We have 2 grown kids, Keith is 26 and is a cabinet installer.
Nichole is 29, married John almost 7 years ago and has given us 3
grandchildren, Kaitlin 4 1/2, Meghan 2 1/2 and Jacob 15 months. They are
just TOO CUTE and we enjoy them very much. They call us Grammy and
Grampy. We are living in Tarpon Springs, Florida,
(20 minutes away from Phillies spring training camp) and less than 1 mile
from the Gulf of Mexico. We were
transferred here by Xerox, who Ralph was working for at the time and have
been here for almost 10 years and loving every minute of it. Will only
come home to visit. No more cold for us. It is too cold for us when it
hits the 50's. I have been working in the Medical field with many
different positions for about 22 years. Since moving to Florida I have been working in the
Billing Dept for 2 different orthopedic groups. Four years ago I started
working with a Pain Management Doctor in private practice as her Billing
Manager. We have 3 other additions to our home, a 6-year-old Rat Terrier
named Indie, a 2 yr old Italian greyhound named Tugger and an Umbrella
Cockatoo bird named Pia, (her name is short for Pain In Ass).
Joan Alexander - Updated
9/10/2008 - Been married 31 yrs. to a great guy, also a ridley grad.
we moved to lancaster county Quarryville area and have 2 daughters
Stephani 26 and Sarah 22yrs. Steph lives in gulfport mississippi with her
husband who is in the airforce stationed at kessler. she is a dental
hygienist- she got the dental bug from me, i've been a dental assistant
for more years then i want to count!! Sarah is a brand new mom,a baby boy
Wade Everett born August 31st at a whopping 9lbs.8oz!! first grandchild
for us so we are just thrilled. sarah's husband is from this area but has
family in ridley.
Fran Bascelli - Updated 10/15/2003 -
Officer for the Ridley Township Police Department
Joanne Bascelli - Updated 10/15/2003 - I
am an Event Planner for North America -
employed at DuPont Dow. My husband Richard owns an Office Machine Service
and Supply Company, and I have a 20-year-old daughter that attends Penn
State Main Campus.
Shirley Blackburn - Updated 10/15/2003 -
I've been in nursing 28 years and work at several hospitals in the area.
Vince Bonina - Updated 10/15/2003 - Fire
Suppression Systems Engineer. Married 28 yrs with two children. Nicole 24
who is a Spanish Teacher at Ridley High, and Vincent 22 who Graduated
Widener this year and is now at University of New
Hampshire in a Physics Phd program.
Bob Borden - Updated 10/15/2003 - I've
been teaching English at Conestoga
Valley (outside of Lancaster) for 27
years and am the head boys' basketball coach (22 years) as well as the
assistant football coach. I am married to a fellow English teacher at CV
named Arashay. No we don't spend our evenings reciting poetry to each
other, but we do often spend our evenings grading essays together!
(unable to attend due to prior commitment)
Steve Borja - Updated 10/15/2003 - I
retired from the Pa State Police on April 11,2003 after 25 years of
service at the rank of corporal. I was stationed at Bowmansville,
Towanda, Highspire and retired at Bowmansville where I've lived the last
15 years in eastern Lancaster
County. I've been
married for 22 years and have a son who is a soph at Va. Tech and
wrestling there on a 90% scholarship. My daughter is a senior in high
school playing field hockey with plans on playing in college. My youngest
son is in 3rd grade and plays football, basketball, baseball and
wrestles. I have coached in Lancaster
county for approximately 20 years. I have coached 2 P.I.A.A. state
champions. One in 1990 at Lancaster Catholic and most recently my son in
2002 at Garden Spot. He was runner-up in 2001. Looking forward to seeing
Bob Bruno - Updated 10/15/2003 - I
joined the Air Force in 1980 because they promised to let me fly
airplanes for a living. I flew C-130s at Little Rock,
and Frankfurt, Germany. I also did a tour at
our headquarters in St. Louis, and then
was a teacher at the Training and Education Center
for Excellence here in N.J. I finished my career commanding a squadron of
130 people with responsibility for thirty million in equipment and $1.7
million annual budget. Retired in 2001 and now work as a Senior Analyst
for Computer Sciences Corp. also in NJ. Sylvia (class of 78) and I have
three kids. Jennifer is a senior at UNC and just returned from a year
studying in Germany.
Danielle is a sophomore here at community college. And Bob, Jr. is a
junior at Shawnee
High School who
Marilyn Bubel - Updated 10/15/2003 -
Kathy Bundrick - Updated 10/15/2003 -
I've been married for 23 years. I have 3 sons, Josh 21, Chris 19, and
Kevin 16. My husband, Glenn is retired from the Marine Corps. We moved
back to Pa. last year and bought a house
in West Chester. The boys find living
here very different from all the other places we've lived. But we like
living around our families again. Email me at email@example.com
Joanne Burkley Houck - Updated
9/10/2008 - I am the Manager of Product Stewardship for Sunoco. I
can't believe I've been there 30 years. I used to laugh at people who
were this old. I'm married to Don (Upper Darby, '71) and we live in Garnet Valley with our two kids, Zach and
Casey. This is going to be a very stressful year since Zach will be
turning 21 (if anyone sees him at a bar - send him home) and Casey will
be turning 16 (if anyone sees her on the road - exercise extreme
caution). Zach has been trying to "find himself" and looks like
he will be studying education at West Chester.
Casey is a freshman at Garnet
Valley and is
enjoying the social life of high school. We spend our time going to the
kids' games - Zach coaches lacrosse for the local youth club and Casey
plays tournament volleyball, travel soccer and also plays volleyball and
softball for Garnet
Cassie Carter - Updated 10/15/2003 - I
am currently working with a small hotel chain, Inns of America Suites, as
Director of Sales at our Carlsbad,
CA properties. Here 3 years
by way of Ft. Lauderdale- 3 1/2 yrs, Long Beach, CA- 12 yrs, and of
course Philly. Been in the hotel business since 1976,in all phases and
with 10 different hotel chains. Married 5 yrs, divorced in 1985, no
children, but have one cat "Casey". Like to travel & love
the beach & weather here in San
JoAnn Cavanaugh - Updated 10/15/2003 - I
live in Lancaster, PA. I have been married to Michael
Martinelli for 26 years and have 3 boys. Chris is 22 and attends West Chester University,
Nick is 20 and attends Rowan University in NJ, and Thomas, 18 who is a
senior at Manheim
School. My husband and I own a
screen-printing and embroidery business called B & T Sportswear in Columbia, PA.
Patti Celani Orsini - Updated
10/10/2008 - My husband David and I (married 22 years) live at Cedar Lake
in northern New Jersey.
We have two children, a Jack Russell Terrier, a cat and recently
inherited our daughter’s fish. Our son is junior in college in Philadelphia
studying Political Science, and our daughter is a freshman in college in
DC, studying Biology and French. Both are very active in the performing
arts. Two Bachelors’ and an MBA later, I work for a national physical
rehab company as an Occupational Therapist/Therapy Program Manager. The Philadelphia area
will always be home to me and I continue to visit friends and family
there frequently. Looking forward to seeing all of you tomorrow night!!!
Kathy Christie - Updated 10/15/2003 -
Married for 29 to Vincent Minnucci, have 6 children ages 27 to 10 and
1granddaughter. We have been living in Ridley Park 27 years.
Joe Ciliberto - Updated 10/15/2003 - I
wish I could have attended the reunion. The pictures look great and
everyone still looks terrific. I'm single (divorced) and never had any
children of my own. I work for a popular movie channel on TV in a senior
management position. Having coffee on the beach in the morning is the
best way to start your day. I would love to "catch up" with my
friends/classmates from Ridley. Feel free to contact me at
Ron Clarke - Updated 9/15/2008 -
My wife, Pam and I just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. We met
at Rick's Place in Ridley. We have two children, Michelle and Doug. Doug
is my mini me. We have been blessed with 3 grand daughters, Kayla, Julia
and Olivia. We live in Bear, Delaware.
I own a Unfranchise business and my wife owns a medical management
I had the privilege to lead a team to La Tabla, Costa Rica on a missions trip
and minister to the children and women. Pam and I have been teaching
Bible studies to the women in the Delaware Prison. Who would have ever
thought I would be teaching instead of being a prisoner. God is good!
Steve Constable - Updated
9/29/2008 - I invented the Internet while at college, but my
roommate, a nerd named Al Gore, stole it from me and got all the credit.
Disillusioned with the political process, I've voted Independent since
1976. After peaking at Ridley, I've continued spiraling downward
throughout my 10 year long college career, with a succession of loose
women, lots of wine and off-key song ultimately taking me to the sewer,
which is how I now make money, as a wastewater engineer for a large
chemical company located in Delaware whose name will remain, well
nameless to protect their reputation, since I have none. Have a 10 year
old son who is the light of my life, a couple of psychotic cats, two
stepchildren, a terrorist detection and determent system which has yet to
be tested and generally a boring life of wealth, fame and fortune in the
suburbs of Newark, Delaware, which try as I may, just won't kick me out
despite how poorly I behave. I look forward to comparing beer belly size
with my fellow male Ridley graduates and promise not to offend too many
of the women, unlike my days at Ridley. As an update since the 30th
reunion, I've since made up with my former college roommate, met him for
drinks and told him my new idea for a documentary film. A year or so
later he got the Nobel for telling An Inconvenient Truth, so he's back on
my list of bad carbon credits. My son is now almost 16 and despite the
snarls and rolled eyes, he's still a light in my life, though he's
reached the age where I worry more about him getting lit. I've got drum
lessons, the Internet and (soon to be) the car keys to keep him in line
and avoid the temptations that I succumbed to at an early age. The cats
remain in psychosis, with the (much) more geriatric of the two one step
away from "swimming with the fishes" if she leaves gifts on the
floor one more time. After 20 years and 5 years of negotiation, I am happily
divorced. And though Robin Williams described divorce as the Latin word
for have your genitals removed through the wallet, I merely lost most of
the wallet- the rest is intact. My son lives with me and my step-children
remain in my life; I've got a lovely, smart and sassy long-time love
interest - what more could you ask for? The beer belly has been replaced
with a wine cellulite, the memory is shot and money floats by faster than
I ever imagined, but I look forward to seeing you all at the 35th, if not
also the 40th through 85th. Hellos, advice, criticisms and most
importantly pledges to the son's college fund can be submitted to
George Cooper - Updated 10/15/2003 -
I've worked for FedEx for 14 years, and Eastern Airlines before that for
10 years, where I met my wife Jackie (an RN) to whom I've been married
for over 20 years...no kids, three cats, and have lived in Florida since
1980 (except for 2 1/2 years in Maine and Tennessee for FedEx). Have
lived in Paradise, Sanibel Island, for
the past nine years.... life is good.
Pat Cosenza - Updated 10/15/2003 - I am
unable to attend the reunion due to a family commitment but I have heard
from a lot of people and have enjoyed the updates. Thank you for all of your
hard work in putting this all together. I work at Crozer Keystone Health
System and run the Child and Adolescent Out Patient Mental Health unit. I
also teach Social Work at Widener and have a private clinical practice in
Media. I've been married for almost thirty years, live in Glen Mills and
have three kids. My oldest daughter is a photographer in New York, my second daughter is married and teaches
and my son is a senior at Bucknell where he is the captain of the
Lacrosse team. Please tell Shirley Blackburn to get in touch with me and
I'll give her the goods on Division 1 Lacrosse! Have a great time and
please post lots of pictures.
Marion Cross - Updated
9/15/2008 - After graduation I married (Michael Casadonti) and worked
for the Franklin Mint. In 1978 we moved to Chester County
and when our daughter (Melissa) was born in 1981 I was able to be a stay
at home Mom and in 1988 our son (Russell) was born.
There was a crazy restaurant close to home so I decided to go back to
work P/T. I really enjoyed working and became full time. By, 1996 the
marriage ended, but after working and learning about the restaurant, I
became the manager. As they say- when 1 door closes- another one opens,
and so it did.
The owner and I started dating and got engaged in 2001 and married in
2005. He had sold the restaurant, but had many other business to keep me
busy. In March of this year, he was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and
passed away in April. I still help his daughter with the businesses and
watch my 3 wonderful grandchildren while Melissa goes to college for
Russell, is 20 now and is in the Air Force. He is stationed in Okinawa, Japan, but is leaving for a 3
month volunteer deployment to Iraqi on the 16th of Sept.
Send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org
Suzanne K. Csanady - Updated
9/10/2008 - Project Manager living in Dublin PA but looking to
relocate to the Chester County in the near future. Mother of two, Mary
Beth, successful stylist in Havertown and Stephen, an environmentalist
and yes, grandmother of EmaLeigh, 2. Please feel free to email me at
Frank Daly - Updated 10/15/2003 - I've
been married for 12 years and have 2 children, my son Kyle is 8 and my
daughter Emma is 5. We live in Landenberg in Southern Chester County. I
am the COO for a technology-consulting firm in King
Ted Demski - Updated 9/10/2008 -
Lives in Morton, PA with his wife, Donna. Has a
daughter Diana (20) that attends Widener University
and a son Ted (23) working and out on his own. Since 1981 works for
federal government most recently at the Veteran's Administration Medical
Center in Philadelphia
as Section Chief for Facilities Management. Loves going to all Eagles
home football games & tailgate parties (even those below freezing),
and whatever Flyer's, Sixer's & Phillies games he can get tickets to.
Has a place in Ocean City, NJ and can frequently be seen in Atlantic City casinos -- Hilton,
Bally's and Tropicana or on the beach & boardwalk.
Diane DiDomenico - Updated 10/15/2003 -
Aerospace Engineer - TRW/Hughes Aircraft/Titan Corporation (1980-93),
Systems Engineer - Startek Engineering (1994-current). Also licensed CA
RE Broker, Santa Fe Realty. Married twice (1974, 1984), two children,
currently divorced and living in LA since 1980, except for a short stint
in Great Falls, VA (Wash D.C.) in 1986. Took only one winter to head back
to the sunshine. BS Penn State, MS Univ of Maryland and a PhD attempt working on
the Space Station with the Russian subcontractors. Plan to celebrate my
100th BD on the 4th Rock and am lobbying with CalTech and JPL for NASA
funding for robotic/manned mission space exploration. Get very homesick
especially with the "Philly Cheesesteak taking over as the latest
fast food craze (Taco Bell??!!!) and of course friends, family and the
many memories of Ridley. Look forward to seeing everyone.
Mick DiFlo - Updated 9/15/2008 -
I've been in NYC since the end of '01. I started out doing extra work and
being a part-time doorman while acting and performing in a sketch group
('Hazmat'), but for the last 4 years have been payin my dues in the
comedy clubs doing standup while making ends meet with the other jobs.
Sort of reminds me of my college days (that was a crazy month....)
Also married a New Yorker (Rita, a writer) and live in Manhattan (lower east side). If you're
ever in NYC, get in touch if you want via the link below.
Debra Dinyon - Updated
9/17/2008 - Since high school, I have worked primarily in the health
care field. First as an RN in mostly ICU and ER, and then management.
Went back and got a MS at St. Joe's in Philadelphia
and worked as a VP at the local hospital here in Cape May County.
Currently living in the Cape
May Court House, NJ area not too far from Wildwood.
Married, divorced and remarried. My husband, Richard, is a Family
Practice physician here and I run his two office locations in Wildwood
Crest and North Cape May.
I have 3 children of my own, Kelly, Mike and Ryan, 2 stepchildren, Rick
and Renee, and 1 beautiful little grandchild, Samantha. My oldest
stepchild is 32 and my youngest child is 9. They are all doing great in
various careers (except the 9 year old who is in grammar school) and they
all live here in New Jersey
so I get to see them all often.
In my spare time, I do volunteer work and am currently the Board
President of CASA of Atlantic and Cape May Counties.
We train volunteers to act as court advocates for abused and neglected
children in foster care. My husband and I enjoy traveling and recently
bought a place in Florida, near Ft. Myers for "get-aways".
So...life is good!!!!
Angela DiOstilio - Updated
9/10/2008 - I still have my same husband, Rich, and my lovely 5
children. They are 5 years older now…
(Christina—age 28, a nurse
Deanna—age 26, a Spanish teacher and coach at Delaware County Christian
Michael---23, an accountant with Price, Waterhouse, Coopers,
Laura—20, a math student and tennis player at Ursinus University,
Stephen—a junior and tennis player at Phoenixville Area High School)
Our home is located in Phoenixville, PA -- My 89 year old Italian Mom has moved in with
I currently teach third grade at East Pikeland
Hobbies: My husband and I are trying our hand at "ballroom
Bob Dougherty - Updated 10/15/2003 - Dob
9-28-55 President & Ceo of Dougherty's Tv two locations - married
Joann Scott Penncrest class of 72 one daughter Megan one dog Sasha. Live
in Upper Providence Delco by Ridley
Park [pervert capital of Pa] health ok but
have problems with ticker and now wear bi-focals [maybe falling apart] is
more accurate. Still ski,fish,hike,garden play fantasy football and
baseball and will be seen me at the Phillies games section 143 row 2
seats 13&14 for about 25 games if your there stop by I'll buy the
beers.Plan on retiring to the Poconos in 5 years
Billie Duncan - Updated 10/15/2003 -
Joe Dyabelko - Updated 10/15/2003 - I'm
working at Lockheed Martin in King of Prussia
(22 years now) as a Data Systems Engineer. After college, I lived in Maryland for a
while where I taught high school Math.
Bob Ferranti - Updated 10/15/2003 - After
graduation I went to work for Gulf Oil Corp. where I worked for alittle
over twelve years as a certified welder.I moved on after Chevron bought
the Philadelphia refinery and started a profession in the auto industry
where I became a certified A.S.E. Master Technician and worked for Wilkie
Buick ,a Chevy/Buick/Subaru dealership for many more years and two bad
marriages.In 1998 I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease and
osteo-arthritis and had to leave the auto industry to survive without me
,HAHA.So....after a long and thorough search across the country, I moved
to the west coast , returned to being a certified welder once again and
lived for two years in Vancouver ,Washington while working for Cascade
Corp,an international company that manufactured fork-lift attachments for
material handling of all sorts and there I met I met my present wife,
Diane, and we now live in Newberg ,Oregon, right in the center of the
Willamette Valley wine country which to me is one of the most beautiful
places on the planet, considering the mild climate and beautiful scenic
views all around.I have three children (Jason,23, Joey,19 and Marissa,16)
and Diane has two (Brandon,17 and Cameron,12)and we brought our families
together and havent stopped having fun since.I have to say that the best
thing to happen to me has to be when I was told I had to stop working in
the auto industry.If not for that,I would never have found Diane and the
wonderfull place we live in.Its just a small town life and I love it!
Oh... Living near a live volcano is pretty cool too ! I would love to
hear from all my friends anytime. Wcstman1@aol.com
Art Filipetto - Updated
9/15/2008 - After spending several years in the military after
college, I have been employed in the engineering field for the past 28
years. For the past 8 years I have been employed at Aker Philadelphia
Shipyard as a Mechanical Engineer involved with the construction of both
Container Carrier Ships and Chemical/Oil Tankers. I am currently a
resident of Glassboro,
New Jersey where I have
lived for the past 17 years. Recently widowed after 25 wonderful years
together and have only one wonderful daughter who is ready to graduate
High School and my next best friend, Maxi, who is a Black Labrador
Bob Fitz - Updated 10/15/2003 - Last
October celebrated 25 years of marriage with my wife Mary Joan. In
November, I will have been working for 30 in information systems for the
same company even though we have been purchased a couple times. When I
started the company was called Teledyne Wirz and then we were sold in
1997 to CCL Industries and just this month sold again to a new privately
held company named IntraPac. As part of the sale I have been named Vice
President of Information Technology. Needless to say I am very excited
with the news. It was not official the other night when I stopped by or I
would have mentioned it at that time. I got a call on Saturday (my
birthday) at home from the company president informing me that they
agreed on my promotion.
Debbie Ford - Updated 10/15/2003 - I
made my professional singing debut at Washington Kennedy
Center for the Performing
Arts in 1985. I have received recognition for having won the NJ State
Opera Competition and American Institute of Musical Studies Competition
in Graz, Austria
and most recently won 1st
Place in the Savannah OnStage Vocal
GA. I have performed in St. Louis, Los Angeles
and with symphonies in Harrisburg, Trenton and Princeton.
I sang for the opening of the Kimmel
Center in December
2001, being the first to sing on that stage. I currently perform and am
the Music Director at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Trenton,
teach Music and Ethics at Trinity
September of this year I became a faculty member of the Stuart Country
Day School located in Princeton as their Choir Master. I maintain a
private voice studio and serve on the board of Trenton Arts Connection.
Diane Ford - Updated 10/15/2003 - I have
worked as a Medical Practice Manager for 17 years. For the last 5 years I
have been Director of Career Services at a post-secondary proprietary
medical training school. I am also a licensed minister and work with my
father at Ebenezer Baptist Church
in New Brunswick, NJ. I am married to a wonderful man my
childhood sweetheart and we have 2 children Adrianna 20-studying
Industrial Engineering at Rutgers University, and Andrew 12 a 7th grade
honor roll student. I am currently in school again seeking a degree in
Training and Development so that I can do corporate training. LIFE IS
Brian Fraser - Updated 10/15/2003 - I'm
doing great working at Boeing for the last 16 years.
Helene Furlong - Updated 10/15/2003 -
For the past many years, I have been performing with a local amateur
musical theater group, the Rose Valley Chorus and Orchestra. I am currently
the Assistant Music Director, and a member of the cast of "Me and My
Girl." We open on October 17th and have a matinee and evening
performance on the 18th, so I can't even make the party at Durty Nellies.
Show runs the following weekend, too. I was already cast and in
rehearsals before I received the invitation to the reunion.
Larry Gloner - Updated 10/15/2003 - I
work at Swarthmore
College as the Purchaser
for the Facilities Department and own my own DJ business.
Nancy Goldhahn - Updated 10/15/2003 - I
have been married almost 29 years to my husband Bill and have raised two
wonderful children. My son Ed is 25 and graduated from Widener School of
Engineering and presently works @ Nooter Construction. My daughter
Colleen is 23 and also graduated from Widener. She is currently back @
Widener pursuing her Masters in Elementary Ed. I've been working @ Taylor Hospital
in the Risk Management/QM&I Department for 14 years. I am anxiously
awaiting our 30th reunion!!
Debra Grosso - Updated
9/15/2008 - I have been living in Middletown Township, Delaware
County since 1983. Our home is located a stone's throw away from Tyler
Arboretum and Ridley
Park. I enjoy nature, and all that comes
with it. That is why we chose to build here. I have been married to Gary for 32 years.
And, have been a Realtor for over 20 years. I've worked long and hard to
build up my clientele, and am well versed in all aspects of real estate.
When Long and Foster came to PA, they made me an offer I could not
refuse. I work out of the Newtown Square Office, but cover Chester, Delaware
I have two sons, Eric 27 who is operations manager for LA Fitness and
Justin who is an accounting major, still in school obviously. Both of my
sons are single, and I have no grandchildren. I have a Bichon
"Gizmo" who is the light of my life and two cats. I am involved
with animal rescue work, when it finds me. A few years back I rescued 18 Muscovy ducks. The males weigh about 18lbs each. I
like to take photographs, which everyone complains about, but request
copies of them when they see them. I often photograph animals of all
kinds, deer, foxes, herons, egrets, you name it. Genealogy is another
hobby that I've being working on for several years now.
I enjoy traveling and most recently went to Greece. I am very fortunate
to have my life long friends Sue Donato and Diana Emlet, own beach homes
near mine. We love sitting on the beach in Bethany, DE,
watching dolphins and going to our favorite hang out, Mangos. We have
been known to take a Pontoon boat to Seacrets, in OC, MD.
We still really enjoy ourselves, but have decided to stop table dancing.
My email is: email@example.com.
Ken Harper - Updated 9/16/2008 -
Married 25 years, my wife's name is Evelyn, we have 3 sons, all college
graduates, 2 granddaughters & 1 grandson. Now working at Weichert
Realtors in Media, for the past 2 years.
Lee Harper - Updated 10/15/2003 -
Currently Project Manager in Commercial Construction. Past lives include:
Played trombone in Disco Band (3 years) performing S. Jersey/Phila area,
Owned Land Development and Residential Building Co., Owned Restaurant
(ZAC¦S Hamburgers in Primos).
Diane Hawrylak - Updated
10/3/2008 - Happily married for 14 years and living in Northern Virginia for 23 years. My husband Phil and
I have a terrific son, a wonderful daughter-in-law, and one precocious
granddaughter. In July 2008, I celebrated 35 years of Federal service, 1
with the Army and 34 with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. At
FDIC, I oversee administrative and personnel programs in the Division of
Resolutions and Receiverships. Phil has been retired for 12 years and
continues to be a wonderful house husband. We also have three sassy
calicos who rule our home. After I retire in March 2010, we'll relocate
near the coast – either NC or SC. Sorry I can't make it up this time!
Duty calls. Have a fun and successful reunion!!!!!
Bill Herker - Updated 10/15/2003 -
Dividing time between PA & South NJ Real Estate Development, Trailer
Dave Hicks - Updated 10/15/2003 - Moved
to the Poconos shortly after graduation. Worked as a machinist for a few
years and was laid off in 1975. Joined the Air Force in 1976. After basic
and tech school, was stationed at Little Rock AFB Arkansas. Spent my
entire enlistment at Little Rock
as a tech on the Titan II ICBM. Used the GI bill and got a BS degree in
industrial engineering and later got a MS. Met my wife while in the Air
Force and got married 5 years later. We're still married and have two
children and we live in Cabot Arkansas,
outside of Little Rock.
We also have two dogs and a cat. I am a Facilities Manager for Molex Inc
and have been there for about 7 years, prior to that I was an engineer
and then a manager for the Remington Arms Co for about 18 years. When I'm
not working, which is rare, I enjoy working out, fishing, wood working
and auto mechanics. I've been out of touch for a long time and have never
been to a reunion. I just recently became interested in getting in touch
with old classmates. I guess you get sentimental as you get older...
Joe Hultz - Updated 10/15/2003 - I
currently reside in Palermo, N.J., three miles from the beach in Ocean
City (and waiting for the big storm to make us beach front.). I have two
great children, Kelly 21 and getting married and Michael a senior in high
school. They didn't do the things WE did in high school. Senior Week is a
bust for them with dad around the corner... I remarried a few years back
to a wonderful lady Evelyn. We are having a great time and will be
leaving for London
next week. I may have the record for continuous employment. After helping
me with a scholarship and providing me with a job to pay for college, I
remained with Acme Markets. This November I will start my 33rd year. I'm
looking forward to seeing many old friends on Friday.
Susan Innamaroto - Updated 10/15/2003 -
Presently work in payroll office of Widener University
where I am highly worshipped. Have a degree from DCCC in business and
from Widener in Psychology. Divorced. One teenage daughter named Rebecca,
and a dachshund named Fritz. Live back in Ridley Park
where I grew up.
Sandi Jackson - Updated 10/15/2003 - I
have been working for TV Guide Magazine for 28 years. Sam and I have two children
and two dogs! Suzanne is 23. Graduated from Penncrest
High School and West Chester University just like her Dad!
Suzanne is a Special Ed Teacher for SPIN (Special People In the
Northeast) Her classroom has 10 children aged between 3-5. Sammy is 19
and attending DCCC. Sam is pursuing his degree in Heating, Ventilation/AC
and is talking about continuing his engineering courses at Drexel. We
adopted Guinness (the problem child) a black Lab Mix a few years ago and
then Suzanne brought home Peanut, a Black and Tan long Hair Dachshund.
For the past eight years I have worked with Alex Shaw for the yearly
reunions for the Ridley Township Class of 1941. My mom graduated 1941. I
did their reunion announcements for the first time in 1996 (the year my
mom passed away) and have continued ever since in her memory.
Patricia Janney - Updated 10/15/2003 -
Employed with the commonwealth
of PA for 25 years.
First 20 at an institution for the mentally retarded and now 5 for the
department of public welfare. I have 2 children. My daughter 20 is a
senior at Washington and Jefferson College and my son 18 is a
freshman at Cal U of PA. I have been divorced 15 years. I live in a very
small town south of Pittsburgh.
Patrick Janney - Updated 10/15/2003 -
Diane Johnson - Updated 10/15/2003 -
Living in S.C. for 23 years. I am married. I have a 29 yr. old daughter
(Georgia) and a 10 yr. old grandson (Jamie Lee). I am a quality verifier
Karen Johnson - Updated 10/15/2003 - I have
been married for 29 years, five of them I have been separated. Now going
through the divorce thing. I have three daughters; the oldest just got
married last November. She works for Taylor Hospital
as an RN. The youngest is in 10th grade at good new Ridley. I live in
Ridley use to live in Norwood,
so my two oldest went to Interboro. I was an assistant manager in a bank
and got tired of being robbed so I switched to taking care of people. I
worked as a tech for five years at Taylor
and was one year away from getting my RN when I got hurt in work. I have
been out on workers comp for the last five years. So all you people that
work for the Crozer system, I am not to fond of it, but don't worry I
don't bite. I have three grandsons. The oldest lives with me (7) and one
granddaughter. She came with my daughter¦s husband but is a princess and
they are all spoiled. Now I am just waiting for all my aches and pains to
go away, so I can get back to doing something.
Dave Kagel - Updated 10/15/2003 - After
college, BA Theatre Arts, worked in airfreight trucking for 24 years, 8
months, 11 days. Worked my way up from driver to dispatcher to supervisor
to "Sorry, the corporate managers have driven the company into the
ground so we won't be needing you anymore." Bitter? Not me. I was
just ACTING like I enjoyed my job. (see college major above) Was rescued
by old friend Dave Marchowsky. Am now working in a chemical research
& development lab. Whoda thunkit? I got a D in 10th grade chemistry.
Married Oct 17, 1992 to a Philly girl. Living in Washington Twp., NJ with Kathy, Alison
10, Maura 8 & Kevin 5.
Curt Kelchner - Updated 10/15/2003 -
I¦ve been with Scott Paper/Kimberly Clark for 30 years.
Carol Kelly - Updated 10/15/2003 -
Elementary teacher; 2 children, one graduated from college, one a senior
at college, married 26 years
Michelle Kohn - Updated
9/15/2008 - I moved around a bit, but ended up in Chester County
and love it. It is also close to work - where I've been employed for 23
years now! MEI, Inc. world famous for unattended payment systems (a
little plug). I have 2 great children and a grandson who is beautiful! It
took about 15 years to complete an associate's degree, then a Batchelors
while working. If that wasn't enough, I went back for a second degree.
Must have been bored.... Looking forward to the reunion and catching up.
Rosemary Koterba Ferry - Updated
9/29/2008 - Living in northern Virginia
since 1998. Married for 28 years to Alex who I met at Widener University.
Have two children: my daughter is 20 and is a journalism major in college
and a son, who is a senior in high school. I currently work for a
consulting company doing program and project management. Have played
piano at the Sheraton Premiere Lobby occasionally here in Virginia which I
totally enjoy. Looking forward to seeing everyone!!!
Joyce Langley - Updated 10/15/2003 - I
am an Instructional Designer at Boeing.
Marc Levin - Updated 9/10/2008 -
I continue to practice dentistry in center city Philadelphia
(215 241-0700) and coach varsity boys soccer at Chestnut Hill
Academy. My e-mail
address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark "Steve" Littleton - Updated
9/10/2008 - Residence: Valrico, Florida
Married with one daughter (Amber age 24)
Wife's name is Barbara
Education: Undergrad Univ of Pittsburgh at Johnstown 1977
Athletics: NCAA All-American in Cross Country and Track
Master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1980
Occupation: Retired Naval Officer (21 years) and currently working at the
United States Special Operations Command in Tampa, Florida
Coach Track and Cross Country at a local High School for past 12 years
Bill Loftus - Updated 10/15/2003 - I live
in West Virginia
now after retiring from work and I built a kennel to house 50 dogs. I do
boarding on a daily, weekly, etc basis. I also have dog-grooming services
available. I purchased 40 acres here and have it all fenced in and then
divided that into smaller sections for "play areas" for the
dogs. Mind you, that does not take up all the acreage. I have my home and
outbuildings on the property also. I have to admit that it is a handful
at times but I love the animals and the freedoms of not having to get up
for work doing the "normal" drudgery! This all started out of
my desire to help the endangered species of the wolf, of which I have 2
for my own companions. They are so much more wonderful than having just a
"normal" canine. Not much else other than that going on here. I
retired from federal service then did a short stint with the state here
in West Virginia
but had the advantage of my federal time counting towards my state time
for retirement purposes and took advantage of that. So I now have a federal
retirement along with the state retirement and the profits from the
business to keep me going. (unable to attend due to prior commitment)
Mike Luzetsky - Updated
9/10/2008 - After graduation I became employed by Bell Of
Pennsylvania, and have been with Bell Atlantic and still currently
employed by Verizon.I was married for almost 30 years but lost my wife to
breast cancer. I have 2 children a son and a daughter both are out on
there own and doing well.We lived in Delaware County
for almost 30 years, but a few years ago I relocated in the state of
Delaware.It's hard to believe that it's been 35 years since our
graduation. If anyone would like to keep in contact e-mail me at
Lsoftail92@yahoo.com well I gotta go take care all.
Rosemary Lyons - Updated
9/10/2008 - Practice Coordinator at the Philadelphia Heart Institute.
Widow, 2 Children ages 35 and 30. Two grandchildren ages 12 and 8.
Joe Maccario - Updated 10/15/2003 - Just
wanted to let you and all ridley grads know that i have an autobody
repair business located in ridley. The name is J.M. Autobody
Specialist,inc 101 Sycamore Ave Folsom Pa 19033. Phone # 610 534-5226.
Call me anytime if you need a car repair. Well got to go , keep in touch
Russell Mallet - Updated 10/15/2003 -
Navy Master Diver - Norfolk,
Barbara Mantini - Updated
9/10/2008 - I reside in Glenolden. In the past 35 years I have lived
in Virginia Beach, Va,
Brunswick, Me and Annapolis, Md.
I have been blessed with two children (27 and 29) and one beautiful
granddaughter, 9 years old and a handsome grandson 21 months. Presently I
work for a Pharmaceutical & Research Company in Collegeville, PA.
Maria Marinakis - Updated 10/15/2003 -
Between careers right now. Keepin' busy attending DCCC, and volunteering
with my Toy Poodle - Therapy Dogs Intl, Delaware County Kennel Club, Pals
For Life, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Paw Partners.
Joe Masticola - Updated 10/15/2003 -
Never left Ridley. I have a daughter 16 and a son 13 both at ridley. I
have been working at Roddy Products Packaging Co. for 30 years and the
owner. We do export crating and military packaging for contractors like
Boeing and Lockheed Martin. You all did a fine job for the reunion and I
won¦t miss the next one. We had the best calss ever to come out of
Ridley. I¦ll always bleed green.
Joe Masticola - Updated
9/10/2008 - I married in 1985 to a Ridley girl, Trish Humes. We had
two children, Jessica who is 20 now and Pat who is 17. After graduation I
went to work for my father in 1973. We own Roddy Products Packaging Co.
Inc. in Aldan, PA. We pack items for the military and
also pack and ship items for domestic and export shipments. Some of our
customers are Boeing, Lockheed Martin and many government contractors in
the tri-state area. I lost my mother in 1990, my sister Karin in 1993 and
my father in 2007. I still live in Ridley and my children went to Ridley.
We all bleed green. My daughter is now in her 3rd year at West Chester University. We adopted a greyhound
last year after having a whippet for 12 years. I enjoy hunting, fishing,
Ridley and Eagles football and spending time at Nassau Swim Club.
Jim McMullin - Updated 10/15/2003 - ER
Doctor in Orlando, FL (unable to attend due to prior
Joy McWilliams - Updated 10/15/2003 -
I'm a pediatric speech pathologist currently working at a non-profit
children's therapy center. I've lived in Corvallis, Oregon
for 19 of the past 22 years. I also spent a number of years living in Colorado and New
Mexico. I have 2 sons--Cody, 23, who just graduated
and Zane, 17, who is a senior in high school.
Dave Miller - Updated 9/10/2008 -
Hey! all you Ridley Folks. Well, I am still doing what I have been doing,
and enjoy doing, for the last 30+ years. That is illustration, design,
and now animation. You can check out my work at my website,
www.millerstudio.com. Still married to the same woman for 28 years (hard
to believe)! Wishing all the best to you alumni. I hope to make it to the
reunion, and to see you there.
Valerie Monteith - Updated 10/15/2003 -
Married - Occupation: Optician - Virginia Regional Manager. Let's get
ready to rock-n-roll and dance the night away!
Meg Moorhouse - Updated 10/15/2003 - I
married John Carpenter (we dated for 2 years in high school) in 1974 and
moved to Billings, Montana three days after our wedding.
We've been here ever since and it's an awesome place to raise our family.
We have been blessed with 4 great children and have had a fantastic life!
Dave Moran - Updated 9/10/2008 -
I have four children Mary 22,Jennifer 25, Patrick 26,David 28.
Except of my bio
David Moran CAC, LCSW, CCDP-D, CP, PAT has been in the behavioral health
field for 15 years. Presently the Director of the Recovery
Center at Crozer Chester
He is the administrative and clinical Director of 10 D&A and
co-occurring disorders (COD) programs. Dave specializes in group and
community interventions, working with trauma, co-occurring disorders and
is a holistic healer.
Dave's certifications include Psychodramatist, Addictions Counselor,
Co-occurring disorders professional, Gambling Specialist, EMDR II and
Reiki II. Being active in Delaware
County he is a
member of a number of committees. These include Training, Cultural
Competency, Adolescent, and the Delaware County Suicide Prevention Task
Force. A member of the Behavioral Health Compliance and Integrity, and
the Quality Assurance Committees. Dave is a member of the Executive
Counsel of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama.
Serving on the Institutes Committee and working with the International
Association of Group Psychotherapy, Dave presents yearly at the ASGPP
conf erence, he is passionate about psychodrama as a tool for healing
individuals& communities. He is also a consultant for Isagenix a
Health and Wellness program.
Dave's private practice in Havertown PA is shared with other
psychodramatist who offer persona and professional growth and on going
Dave is well known as a community advocate for Recovery. He is a
designated trainer for the PA Department of Health Co-occurring Disorders
initiative. To sum up David is involved in the individual, community,
city, county, state, national and international recovery arena.
Dave's training; experience, passion and personal healing have lead him
to understand that we can not treat the mind and ignore the body. What
the mind forgets the body remembers. So treating the body as well as the
mind/emotions is as important as treating the spirit. Working with Isagenix
he has come to understand and share the realization that "… the body
is a miracle for strengthening your immune system".
David's spiritual journey that he would like to share has lead him to
three (3) national and international communities that offer as there
mission statements the healing "… of no less than that of all human
kind". 1. Recovery, 2. Psychodrama, 3. Isagenix. Please join him on
Bob Newell - Updated 10/15/2003 - Facilities
Engineer for the GM Saturn plant in Tennessee
Tish O'Hara - Updated 10/15/2003 -
610-566-8457 Married for 25 years to Doug Greaves, live in Media, PA
We have 3 children Courtney 23 years old. She graduated from Vanderbilt University
TN. Currently living at home and working in the area. Wants to be a
screenwriter. Douglas 18 years old and is a senior at Penncrest High School.
Plays Ice Hockey and is Treasurer of his class. Plans on college to major
in Engineering. Kevin 11 years old. Attends Springton Lake
plays Ice Hockey and is spoiled to death. I am the Controller/Operations
Mgr for DermaMed USA Inc. a small manufacturing Company in Lenni, PA We
specialize in the Anti-Aging Market, which is a good place to be right
now considering the fact that I am getting old! Worked many years at the
Franklin Mint until the great layoff of January 2002 where I was Director
of Wholesale Operations. Graduated from Widener College,
where I met my husband. He is a builder for "Arters, Greaves &
Dan O'Lone - Updated 10/15/2003 -
Shortly after graduation, I had to report to the US Naval Academy in Annapolis. Four
years later I earned a BS degree in Marine Engineering on June 8, 1977
and Janet and I were married on June 9, 1977 in Woodlyn, PA.
I stayed in the Navy for 21 years serving as a Submarine Officer. I can't
tell you where we went or what we did, but you can read all about it in a
book called Blind Man's Bluff that was published a couple years ago. The
Navy was kind enough to send me to MIT in 1990 so I could get a Master's
Degree in Nuclear Engineering. They allowed 2 years for this endeavor,
but I didn't like school that much so I finished 2 Master Degrees in 18
months. I retired from the Navy a few years ago and we moved to New Hampshire
where I had a job lined up as CEO of a small computer software company. I
figured that I would stay at that job until I was ready to retire for
good, but I soon found out that I hated it and wanted to retire before I
reached 50 instead of waiting to 65 or 70. But the kids needed to eat and
we did build quite a family along the way...Janet worked several
different jobs while I was going to sea after we got married. Then she started
teaching school. She stayed with that for about 6 years and then, in
1988, she resigned to home school our first son, Daniel. She hasn't
worked out of the house since. Here is a line up of the kids. Daniel 1982
Bethany 1986 Alison 1990 Christian 1992 Samuel 1996 Emma 1998 Matthew
2002 That should be 7 of them. Ages span from 21 years to 1 year. That
must be a record of some kind! Anyway, a few years ago I met a US Air
Force Academy grad who was also a lawyer, Harvard MBA and former senator
from SC. He told me about a business that allowed him to retire in about
5 years. I checked it out very carefully and joined him. I have been able
to quit my job and will be fully retired right about the time I reach 50.
I am actively seeking other motivated people who want out of the rat race
and want to make serious money. When we were at Ridley back in 1973 we
all had dreams about what we would do, where we would live, what we would
drive. Then reality set in and many of those dreams vaporized. I help
people regain their dreams. Check out my website www.DansTeam.com. Best
regards, Dan & Janet O'Lone 603-664-7914 PS Please post pictures from
the reunion. I can probably put together a quick website after the event
with pics and any non-incriminating anecdotes
Patrick Pastor - Updated 10/15/2003 -
Len Pinto - Updated 10/15/2003 - Sofitel
Philadelphia - Director of Engineering and Security, President of the
Greater Philadelphia Hotel Engineer's Association, Member of the
Philadelphia Crime Prevention Council. Re-married, six kids and living
happily in Ridley
Bob Piotti - Updated 10/15/2003 - Taught
Middle school in Wilmington Delaware for 10 years and then began coaching
swimming at Widener
University for the
past 15 years. Still haven¦t worked a day in my life. Living in Glen
Mills and father to 4 boys 11,9,7,and 5 some one should have warned me
years ago I was too old for this lifestyle. Still fantasize about
"Meat sauce over fluffy rice and Cheese dreams". Hey I lent
somebody 10 bucks in "CAF-B" 30 years ago.
Diane Pompo - Updated 9/15/2008 -
Married 26 years to Mike a Police Captain. We have three children,
Michele 24 (Married, Graduated from West Chester
University works in marketing);
Sean, 22 (Graduated from Neumann
College, Police Officer) and
Michael 19 (Sophomore at West
I live in Drexel Hill and have been working at St. Bernadette
School and Rectory for the past
Sue Radewonuk - Updated
9/17/2008 - I have been married 33 yrs, and have four children and
six granddaughters. John is 32 and has two daughters Jocelyn 4 yrs and
Rachael 2 yrs. Becky is 31 and has two daughters Elizabeth 11 yrs and
McKenzie 11 months. Susie is 28 and has one daughter Madeline 11 yrs and
is expecting one in April. Jacalyn is 26 and has one daughter Georgianna
4 yrs old. McKenzie and Madeline are 5 days apart. I got my BSN from Widener University in 1988. I have worked
in two hospitals, Home Care and Hospice. I am between jobs at this time.
Jack took me to Alaska
for my 50th birthday present. We did the land and sea tour. The country
side was so peaceful and beautiful. I even thought about moving there
until I started thinking about the winter and snow. I would like to take
another trip back there again some time. Jack and I have lived in West Chester for 19 yrs and this will probably be
our last move because I hate moving. Cassie Carter and I took a trip to China
two years ago which was very interesting. We were able to stand on the Great Wall of China. It was nice to visit but I
wouldn't want to live there. I will be traveling back to San Diego with
Cassier after the reunion for a vist to "sunny CA".
Mike Ralph - Updated 10/15/2003 - School
Psychologist on Mackworth Island-Governor Baxter
School for the Deaf located in
Casco Bay north of Portland.
It is such a peaceful place.
Denise Rohr - Updated 10/15/2003 - My
husband Tony and I just celebrated 27 years of marriage. We have two wonderful
children, Mike 18 who is studying computer science and Stephanie 9 who is
talented in math, science and swimming. We have an unruly Black Lab as
our "middle child". We have traveled extensively and are
currently residing in Leesburg,
Gary Ross - Updated 10/15/2003 -
Employed by Varsal, Inc., Sales & Marketing, industrial chemicals for
plating electronics, analytical instrument parts, and precision optics.
Married 19 years to Ruth, who works at Pilot Air Freight. Do historic
restoration on our house - would like to start a series "This Poor
Old House". Play old time banjo, guitar and do Appalachian square
dance gigs. Name of the band is Rockdale Ramblers. When I went to Penn State we were required to have
slide rules before class started. The first class they told us we could
buy calculators. I got a TI that had 10 scientific functions maybe $85. I
still have a brand new Post slide rule in a leather case. First job was a
chemist for a company that was started by Kathy Hamre's older brother Bill.
Helped develop a product and then when on the road to sell it to
electronic companies. Big break came in 1983 when IBM, Boca called and I
was already near their place. We had no idea what the job would require
and our product ended up being used on the original IBM PC. Remember the
double floppies? I have ended up doing many things since I left high
school that I would have said you were crazy if you recited a list to me
when I was 18.
Howard Royer - Updated 10/15/2003 -
Immediately after graduating from the best high school on the planet and
with the best class, I went into the Air Force and enjoyed a 22-year
career. I retired from the Air Force in 1995 and finally got my degree in
Computer Information Systems and presently work for the State of Texas as an IT
Manager. I am married, have 3 grown children and 8 grandchildren. I sure
do wish I could get away and attend the reunion.
Terry Savastano - Updated 10/15/2003 - I
have been teaching English at Ridley High since 1977, which makes this my
27th year of teaching! I've taught many of our classmates' kids! I'm also
an actor who works primarily in the on-camera area: commercials, film,
and industrial film, and I teach acting classes at MikeLemonCasting in
John Seitz - Updated 9/29/2008 -
I live, work and play in New London Pa, (Chester
County). I have two
great kids, John IV, 11 years old and Samantha 9 years. Between my kids
and my business I stay quite busy. I look back on my time at Ridley with
fond memories. All the time I spent in the TV studio was a valuable
foundation for my career and business.
After High School, I took a little time off from a routine life. I was a
lifeguard at a resort in the Poconos for two summers, took several long
Motorcycle rides around the country and worked as an electronics
technician at a Hi-Fi Music Shop and a government missile contractor.
After that I worked for Hewlett-Packard, then started my own business.
I've always pictured myself married with a family. That has been the most
elusive for me. I've married twice but without lasting success. I met my
first wife Cindy a U of D. We were together 6 years before we split up,
she moved to San Francisco.
Eleanor my second wife grew up spending every year in a different part of
the world on military bases. After about eight years together she grew
restless and wanted to move, I didn't want to.
In 1995 I became rather ill and struggled for a long time until I was
properly diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease. My recovery was long and
painful, over 5 extended stays in local hospitals, literally years on IV
antibiodics. I finally got better after designing and building my own
HyperBaric Oxygen chamber which I treated myself in for 18 months. Lyme
is a tough illness, I'd be glad to share my experiences and knowledge
with anyone who is confronted with this horrible illness.
It took a little while for my thirst for knowledge to overcome the forces
that kept me from going to college (having fun and earning money). I
resumed my education as a night engineering student at Weidner College.
After a year or so there, I wanted something more rigorous, so started
taking classes at the University of Delaware while working for
Hewlett-Packard full time. Five years later I graduated with a BSEE in
I worked for Hewlett-Packard as a design engineer for 9 years. They are a
great company to work for (as big companies go). During my time there I
got to meet Bill and Dave which was quite inspirational. One of my
assignments took me to East Germany
before the fall of the Berlin
wall. I'll never forget Military Guards with drawn machine guns at every
major corner. Really made me appreciate our country.
I left HP to start my own company 'Seitz Tech'.... what a wild ride that
has been! In that business I did consulting 2 days a week for a year to
Timex Corp in Little Rock.
I worked with a startup company rolling out Cell phone services long
before they were common place. And I spent several months in China
with a joint venture.
Probably the most fun I've had was being the chief engineer / designer of
the SkyCam system. We started that in 1983. It took me to the set of the
Natural with Robert Redford, the Summer Olympics in LA, numerous college
and NFL football games and some rock video performances with Tina Turner,
Cyndi Lauper, Hall&Oates, Brian Adams and David Bowie.
My company later supplied remote control film cameras for movies like
'Out of Africa' and the TV show Miami Vice to name a few.
Presently my business focus is on video camera visualization of
endoscopic surgery and airway management. My latest project is:http://proshields.info
Dolores Shaw - Updated 10/15/2003 -
Property Management Co./Center
Dave Steckel - Updated 10/15/2003 - Tug
Boat Captain. I have 2 daughters, one 19 attending Richard Stockton
College of New Jersey in Pamona, NJ and a 17 year old daughter a junior
at Deptford High School in Deptford, NJ. Married for 22 years.
Nikolaos (Nik) Stefanidis , Ph.D - Updated
9/10/2008 - Dr. Stefanidis, or best known as Dr. Nik by the youth, is
working as the supervising psychologist at the High Risk Youth Program of
the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles for
the past twenty-one years. He established an internship-training program
for pre and postdoctoral level psychologists. Currently, he is the
Clinical Director and primary supervisor of the training program. Dr. Nik
is also employed by the Los Angeles Youth Network (LAYN), which operates
a Drop-in center, Shelter, and two Group Homes for homeless
runaway/throwaway youth ages 12 to 17. Dr. Nik is the Director of
Clinical Training at LAYN, providing training and supervision for the
front line staff and first year Social Work interns from the University of Southern California. One of Dr.
Nik's favorite responsibilities is street outreach. Every other Thursday
night from 10pm to about 1am Dr. Nik and his interns "street
walk" in the Hollywood area in search of homeless disenfranchised
youth who roam the streets of Hollywood in search of kinship only to fall
prey to drug dealers and pimps. The Los Angeles Free Clinic, now the
Saban Free Clinic, is another site where Dr. Nik provides services to
homeless youth, and youth at risk of becoming homeless, as well as, My
Friends Place (MFP), a drop-in center for 12-25 year olds, and A Brighter
Future, (ABF), a shelter young women survivors of domestic violence. Dr.
Nik is an assistant clinical professor of Pediatrics at the Keck Scholl of
Medicine at the University of Southern California, Adjunct Professor at the
California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant
International University, and the Clinical DirectorCommunity
Center for Runaway
and Homeless Youth. Dr. Nik has given many lectures on the attachment
antecedents and the psychological impact on youth, at home and abroad. He
has authored a number of articles, as well as, chaired or served as a
committee member on doctoral dissertations. For five years Dr. Nik provided
parenting classes to incarcerated women in the Twin
Towers in Los Angeles. He continues to co-lead
parenting classes at Saint Sophia's, and he is an active member of the
Joe Sweeney - Updated 10/6/2008 -
Married to a former Ridley grad, Deb Marsich and recently celebrated our
33rd anniversay. We have two children, Joe (30) & Melissa (28). I own
my own business, Medical Equipment Contractors which celebrated 15 years
this past July. Joe has been employed with MEC for the past 12 years and
graduated from Shippensburg. Melissa is a University
of Maryland graduate and has
relocated back to West Chester and is now teaching at Uwchlan Hills
in Downingtown. Joe and Melissa each have their own homes and live within
a 3 mile radius of our home in West Chester.
John Tereniak - Updated 10/15/2003 - I
am an attorney, working for an insurance company. I am the guy that
denies the insurance claims you submit. I'm hoping, no, determined, to
figure out what I really want to do with my life before the 40th Reunion.
Allan Thomas - Updated 10/15/2003 -
Recently remarried on 9/26/04 (after 23 years of marriage #1) to one of
our classmates, Suzanne Csanady who had taken me to the Soph Hop in 1971.
I have a 19 year old son, Cole, who is attending Georgetown
University on scholarship, and a
16 year old daughter, Devan, a high school junior at Methacton High School.
After attending Mississippi State and Shippensburg Universities,
I spent 25 years in various sales and sales management roles for many
companies in the IT industry. I have owned a toner cartridge and inkjet
remanufacturing company for 11 years and now am involved with the
business, Diamond Imaging, full-time. Check us out at DiamondImaging.org.
All Greenraiders are eligible for 10% discount. Suzanne and I remet each
other shortly before the 30th Class Reunion and merged out two families
in September 2004. We currently reside near Valley Forge, PA and have
been enjoying life to the fullest with our 4 kids (she has a 22 year old
son and 19 year old hottie) and our 4 dogs; 2 Golden Retrievers, a beagle
mix and a lap-rat. Goldens are going to have puppies in late spring for
those of you looking for a wonderful and handsome pet. I recently
attended Professional Baseball Umpiring School in January '04 with the
dream to making it to the majors (should have started years ago) and am
quite active at the high school, American Legion and area men's leagues,
as well as with the Little League and Babe Ruth. Still working on moving
up to the college level and independent professional leagues. Play alot
of golf, fly occasionally (pilots license in 1982) and enjoy landscaping
and other mundane home chores.
Becky Thomas - Updated 10/15/2003 - I'm
just so disappointed that I was unable to attend the reunion. But this
web-site is great. Thanks, guys! I'll not write a book - if you want more
information than email me! I'm living in the Cayman
Islands. Can you believe? I'm living in Paradise.
I was married for 17 years - living in Guatemala(my ex works for the
State dept.) and escaped with my 3 teenagers back in 1993. (It was a very
abusive relationship,) Moved in with my brother in Delaware for all of a week - got our
own place....went to work with Christiana Care Visiting Nurse
Association..And spent the next 9 years raising teenagers and being
married to my job. Which I actually loved -however I totally burned
myself out. 2 years ago in January - I resigned - went and got my Real
Estate license.. and the next thing I know - I end up marrying my David.
I met him through my oldest daughter and son-in-law who were living in
the Cayman Islands. Now we are both
doing Real Estate. To be honest it's more like I'm running a bed and
breakfast - we have company all the time- which is why I couldn't make
the reunion. I've never seen my extended family and some of these friends
more - than since I moved here. I'm the snorkeling queen - but will be
diving next. My kids are ecstatic for us. We had about 30 family members
fly down here for our wedding a year ago in July - and it was the time of
our lives. Not a dry eye anywhere -I think my family was happy to get me
married off - and living a happy life! Oh and I became a grandmother last
year. My oldest and my youngest both gave me beautiful grandaughters.
Although I must admit that it took a LONG time to get used to being
called a grammom. But they are great because they laugh like me... (haha)
Please post my email address Vince - I'd love to hear from everyone! And
you are all invited to the Cayman Islands.
I'll help plan the next reunion!
Love, Becky Thomas
You can reach Becky via email at email@example.com
Leslie Tohanczyn - Updated 10/15/2003 -
Recently moved back to the East Coast (VA Beach) from Santa Cruz, CA for
work reasons (from the Atlantic to the Pacific and back again) We got to
Cali by way of Washington, DC; Fort Worth, TX and Denver, Colorado.
Speaking of work, I've been in High-Tech (data and telecommunications),
currently working with Hughes Satellite Services for business subscribers
here in VA Beach. Personal info: Widowed, One Son, Cory 15 & in HS
Victoria Voskovec - Updated
9/15/2008 - Married, 2 kids, Brad who is 29 and Amber who is 18, 2 dogs,
2 cats. Also, I am a grandmother of one grandson, Jordan. Living in Essington, PA.
I own a home health care business in Swarthmore, PA.
Carol West - Updated 10/15/2003 - Teacher/7th
grade Social Studies and Language Arts at Our Lady of Charity in
Debbie Woolson - Updated 10/15/2003 -
Recently celebrated 30 years at CMR-a company that monitors
advertising-started there 2 months after graduation. I am now a Product
Analyst in the Quality Assurance Dept. there. I'm widowed with no
children and currently live in West Chester.
I am still a political activist though on a smaller scale than
previously. I serve on the Board of Directors for ELC (End of Life
Choices) and am an outside travel agent for a local agency in Delaware County. For fun I'm a Tastefully
Simple Home Demonstrator. I look forward to seeing old friends on Sat.
Nancy Worthington - Updated 10/15/2003 -
I have been working as an art gallery director in Short Hills, NJ for 5
years. Previous to that I was an art teacher at the Peddie
School (a private high school in
NJ) for 4 years, after graduating from Rutgers Univ.
My husband, Dave (who is a senior associate of academic services at the
computer center in Princeton
Univ.), and I just
celebrated our 29Th anniversary. We love hanging with our 4 kids when
they come to party and play games at our house. Lauren is in her Junior
year at Princeton
Univ. and my three
boys Erik, Jesse, and Lance all completed college and are now working and
living with their girlfriends within driving proximity to our home in
Belle Mead, NJ. We have filled the empty nest with 7 cats of which 3
adopted us, two are from a shelter in which my daughter works, and two
more we adopted that remained kitten size.
Peg Wurm Masci - Updated
9/15/2008 - My son is 28 years old now.He moved to Las Vegas four years go with a bunch of
his college buddies.They live in a five bedroom house. He has a degree as
a kinesiology major but never taught children. I put him through
bartending school school and college. He now is a juggling bartender on
the Las Vegas
strip. As a student teacher, he taught his students how to juggle which
was a big hit. Micki my (daughter) has yet to find herself. She works for
Brandywine Veterinarian Hospital
as a receptionist.
I was a medical transcriptionist for eight years doing work for Taylor
Hospital, Delaware County Memorial Hospital,etc. I am working working
from home now as a medical transcriptionist.
My husband is Al, and we have been married 30 years. He works at Sun Oil
as a pump machinist (27 years).
John Yavor - Updated 10/15/2003 - I have
been a machine designer for the last 30 years, and I have been working as
an independent contractor for 28 of those years, I am currently working
at my 44th different contract. I have worked on machines to build or
assemble things from space shuttle parts to paper cups and most things in
between. I currently live in the south central Pa area, where I have been
since 1981. I spent 28 years with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard in
various positions in the artillery. I transferred to the Army Reserve in
Jan 2003 and I am currently serving with the 78th Division in Edison NJ.
I am a Lt. Colonel and I am assigned as a Battalion Observer/Trainer.
This is the reason that I will be unable to attend the reunion. I will be
attending a school that I was told about this past weekend. I am an
instructor at the Berks County Career and Technology Center
(fancy new name for the Vo-Tech to please the politically correct morons
of this country) in the continuing education department, and I teach 2
nights a week. I am currently separated after 18 years of marriage, and I
have 1 daughter that lives with me. Not much else to tell, not a very interesting
bio, but it seems more interesting to live it than write it. Sorry I
cannot attend, but duty calls.
Michele Young Novotni - Updated
10/6/2008 - I've been married 33 years to my Widener college
sweetheart- Bob Novotni a math teacher and football coach at Conestoga High School. We have two sons.
Duane (age 29) is engaged and teaching math in Virginia. Jarryd (age 22) is also
planning to become a math teacher. He's a senior at UNCC and a Division 1
athlete in track and field. He used to be in time out for throwing things
when he was little. Now he gets medals!
I am a psychologist, coach, consultant and speaker in private practice in
Wayne, PA. www.michelenovotni.com Our son,
Jarryd, has AD/HD, which has shaped my career path. Over the years I have
become recognized as an International thought leader in the field of
AD/HD. I've had the opportunity to speak all over the world sharing both
professional expertise and personal experiences to help those impacted by
AD/HD. I recently spearheaded the U.S. Senate Resolution creating a
National AD/HD Awareness Day to help increase awareness. I'm a regular
columnist for ADDitude Magazine, frequently quoted in the
media and was the scientific editor for ADHD for Dummies. I
have written three books – What Does Everybody Else Know that I
Don't?; Adult AD/HD: A Reader Friendly Guide and Angry with God.
I'm currently finishing up my fourth - Keys to Social Success.
In the past I've been an English teacher, a school psychologist, a
behavior management consultant and a college professor at Eastern University.
I attended Widener University, Georgia Southern University and earned my
Ph.D. from University
We live in Malvern, PA and spend summers at our beach
house in Emerald Isle, NC.
Michele Novotni, Ph.D.
Helping folks who color outside the lines
Wayne Counseling Center, 987 Old Eagle School Road, Suite 719
Wayne, PA 19087
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