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Criley, Richard Posted: 12/4/2012 3:49:10 PM
Class of 1962

The Class of 1962 and their wives gathered at the Nittany Lion Inn at the end of July to celebrate 50 years since graduating. We reconnected over meals, visited the old House (disappointed in how it was being maintained), went out to Whipples for the memories, and roamed the PSU campus, visiting the sports museum at the Stadium, eating ice cream at the Creamery, and enjoying the new Penn State Arboretum. Frank Resides set up the reunion; we'd all been in touch with each other over the years via annual newsletters coordinated by Dick Criley

Participating: Carl Anderson, Glenn Buss, Ted Cole, Dick Criley, Wayne Heebner, Ken Hickok, Rick Holm, Karroll Kershner, Dick Kessler, Frank Madden, Frank Resides, Dick Reiter, Herb Rothe, Chuck Steen. Unable to attend: Jack Patrizio, Ken Platt. Deceased: Doug McKee, Tom Thompson.

The Class contributed $1500 to the AZ fund and chellenge other classes to do the same.

Manura, John Posted: 11/13/2012 10:16:44 AM
Class of 1969 

I have just been awarded two new patents on a new alloy of Rhenium that I developed for use in mass spectrometers and other scientific instruments. This new material alloys yttrium with rhenium to produce a filament that does not sag or warp and exhibits increased life times. The addition of yttria reduces the grain size of the rhenium metal, thereby producing a stronger wire that does not warp when heated. This is the culmination of 3 years of research in developing this new alloy of rhenium. It is currently being marketed by my company, Scientific Instrument Services. A paper was given on this new alloy at the ASMS meeting last year in Denver and is listed on our web site at: http://www.sisweb.com/referenc/applnote/app-96-reduce-ms-filament-warping.htm

Kessler, Richard "Dick" Posted: 5/8/2012 8:02:43 AM
Class of 1962 

I'm still keeping busy as a Forestry Consultant. I'll be a little slower this year as I had a hip-replacement surgery in December.

Blevins, Frederic Posted: 5/8/2012 8:02:28 AM
Class of 1960 

My poor health prevents my volunteer work at the Nature Center.

Robinson, Donald Posted: 1/31/2012 10:26:09 AM
Class of 1960 

Donald Robinson '60 (2153 Colleens Way, Lancaster, Pa 17601-5756; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

I have been retired for over eight years after teaching agriculture for 30 years, three years in the Army, and ten years as manager of the Lancaster County Conservation District. My wife, Evvy, and I celebrated our 50th anniversary this year with our eight children and 22 grandchildren. I am enjoying retirement by doing volunteer work at church, playing softball and golf, and spending time with family.

Criley, Richard Modified: 11/18/2011 8:36:43 AM
Class of 1962 

This is photo taken this spring when I was being interviewed for an article on bougainvillea that appeared in Hana Hou, the in-flight magazinie for Hawaiian Airlines. Unfortunately, I didn't make the cut, but I was featured a couple years ago in an article on plumeria.

I might have an old photo from my undergrad days from the time when I was Chair of the fall Hort Show (1962) put on by the Hort Club.

Bair, Newton Posted: 11/18/2011 8:25:43 AM
Class of 1967 

I retired as Director of Dairy Industry Relations from Penn State on August 31st, 2011. In September I traveled to Mozambique for a 17-day agricultural development project with CNFA. My goals for the retirement include: more time with my family including our five grandchildren; additional opportunities to see the world; and time to enjoy hunting season without checking e-mail.

Wieger, William "Bill" Posted: 9/8/2011 6:54:35 PM
Class of 1964

My input at this time questions the AZ Charitable Trust, and the Annual Fund. Don't know how to pose a question, so I thought I'd try this venue.
I see next to nothing about the Trust, and it seems to me that it should be a very valuable asset, and attraction for prospective members if they could see that they could have an opportunity for significant financial aid.
Over some years my Trust contributions total over 4k, which at my last known understanding related to around 7% of the total. Seems like some emphasis should be Trust-directed. Is there no longer any sort of pledge to the Trust by graduates?
Seems like the Annual Fund generates pretty good revenue, where is the accounting for disbursement. Is there any that could be applied to the Trust (which would not allow charitable donation claim by contributors to the Fund.

Maybe someone could provide some enlightenment. Bill Wieger

Criley, Richard Posted: 1/5/2010 2:21:42 PM
Class of 1962

The Morrill Class of 1962 has maintained a newsletter for all but one year since we graduated. If the Administrator would like the 2009 copy, please lte me know where to send it.

Rickett, Frederic "Fred" Posted: 8/26/2008 8:33:02 AM
Class of 1961 

After finishing up my PhD in biochemistry at PSU, I worked at American Tobacco in the research department near Richmond, Va for about 30 years. After retiring early, I taught chemistry at a local community college for five years. Then Pam and I started building our retirement home in the mountains of western Virginia near Lexington. After eight years of working on it we are almost ready to move in. We have three grown children. Our daughter and son-in-law live in St Paul, MN; our son and daughter-in-law live in Wheaton, IL; and our youngest son lives and teaches in Shanghai, China. So, we do some travelling these days. I am still actively involved in playing my horn in a brass ensemble that I organized and also play with the local orchestra. We especially enjoy the country living and support local efforts for locally grown produce and meat on the many small farms in our area.

Rein, Richard "L'il Rich" Posted: 8/26/2008 8:33:02 AM
Class of 1963 

I retired as a Navy civilian employee in 1999, then worked for four years with a contractor supporting some of the same Navy projects. I retired fully in 2004. Enjoy PSU football weekends in the RV lot with my wife, daughter's family (2 grandsons) and others. I will soon double the grandbaby count with the expected arrival of my son's twin girls in August '08.

Minor, Gary Posted: 8/26/2008 8:33:01 AM
Class of 1963 

My wife and I moved to Fort Worth, TX, after 33 years in Austin, TX with the intent to get closer to our family. I have three children and four grandkids. I still have small car dealership in Austin; road warrior four days a week. I travel alot, frequently to Cabo San Lucas, MX, for sport fishing. I avidly tune in to PSU football; loved it when they beat the Texas Aggies.

Wieger, William "Bill" Posted: 5/2/2007 9:21:57 AM
Class of 1964

I categorize myself as semi-retired -- from Roy O. Martin Lumber Co. (central LA), wherein I was Forest Manager for one of the largest privately-owned timberland enterprises in the US @ 600k acres. Have enjoyed exceptional career with locations beginning in Idaho, and thence to CO, CA, New Eng, AR, & LA.

Am steeped in aspects of alternate energy, esp. cellulosic/wood biomass to liquid fuels and the related outstanding future therefrom, and biodiesel. Was principal organizer of the business which evolved to into the first biodiesel operation in LA; which we sold in late '06 for an offer that we couldn't afford to refuse (although we wanted to continue the business).

have invested in a couple other ventures, and have resumed intense interest in the biomass to fuels opportunity, wwith what I believe will be breakthrough technology.

I pursue many local and regional citizen interests, plus professional (Society of American Foresters) positions, all of which are of much interest and gusto, and involve much time. Have been single since wife (Pat) died in '85; and have been able to enjoy the the great companionship of several really fine girlfriends.

Was on campus for the last weekend of April for the 100th anniversary of the School of Forestry (and the very impressive new Forest Resources building). Checked into the House, which at the time was preparing for fun week to begin (which hopefully resulted in the cleanup to a spic and span condition).

Poorbaugh, James Posted: 12/15/2006 1:40:43 PM
Class of 1963

Kay and I moved to North Port, FL over two years ago. After spending most of my working career in Southern California we got cabin fever in western North Carolina in the winters we spent there. We are too used to being outside and active year round. I wish I could say my golf game keeps improving but I am determined to keep trying until I get it right. Our community has a 27 hole course and we usually play about 4 times a week. I finally retired completely from Monrovia Nursery in August after almost 40 years of association with them.
Any horticultural brothers or sisters looking for a job should give them a look. They sure were good to me over the years. We keep in closest touch with Al Cartwright and wife Denise. Al has a small animal practice in Glendale, CA. Those of you who remember Al will be pleased to hear he hasn't changed much and has participated in an ocean swimming event in LaJolla, CA for the past 15-20 years. He has kept in great shape. So is his sense of humor.

Kunsman, Joseph Posted: 12/14/2006 8:30:21 PM
Class of 1960

Joe Kunsman in answer to Dave Graham's question regarding Bronson Lane. Bronson passed away several years ago from a battle with diabetes. I believe his father died of the same. He spent most of his life in Florida. He is survived by his wife Pat, two sons and a daughter.

Carothers, Marshall Posted: 12/14/2006 4:13:32 PM
Class of 1969 

Moved to Texas several years ago and am still working as a consultant in the oil & gas industry. I have five grown children who live in Texas and Louisiana. Last month (December '02) my wife, Clare, and I had an early Christmas present - two grandchildren.

Carothers, Marshall Posted: 12/14/2006 4:13:32 PM
Class of 1969 

Pledge class of 1966/67 in front of newly decorated Christmas tree

Brown, Carl Posted: 12/14/2006 4:13:32 PM
Class of 1967 

I have been sales manager at F.M. Brown's Sons, Inc., since 1980. Thelma and I have been married 19 years and have one son, George (16). He is talking about attending PSU - maybe a future AZ member.

Poorbaugh, James Posted: 12/14/2006 4:13:32 PM
Class of 1963 

I am partly retired from my partial retirement. Kay and I moved to western N.C. and are really enjoying it (despite colder weather than we were used to in California).

Walter, Richard Posted: 12/14/2006 4:13:32 PM
Class of 1966 

After 30.5 years at Dow Chemical I have now retired (as of December 1, 2004. So far I have been so busy, I have not had time to learn what retirement is all about. Chris and I plan to remain in Midland and retreat to our cottage in Traverse City often. Best wishes to all for a more peacful 2005.

Minor, Gary Posted: 12/14/2006 4:13:32 PM
Class of 1963 

Alive and well in Austin, Texas. Retired from Texas Instruments (30 years);now have my own corp., Garyscars.com. Hey Jim Poorbaugh, give me a call. 512-789-9900.

Anderson, Carl "Andy" Posted: 12/14/2006 4:13:32 PM
Class of 1962 

I retired from Iowa State University in December 2003, and have been enjoying having time to travel during the school year and working on projects that have waited many years. We've traveled to Cancun, Red Lake Ontario, Winter Park Colorado, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Kauai Hawaii, our cabin in Central Minnesota and Rocky Mountain National Park. Now I'm thinking about getting into some consulting

Graham, David Posted: 12/14/2006 4:13:32 PM
Class of 1961 

Just couldn't hold a job! Was on faculty (Veterinary Pathology/wildlife diseases) at Iowa State, Cornell, and finally at Texas A&M, whence I retired from the chair I held from '87 to '98. I was led to believe retirement was that well deserved time for ""quiet reflection."" Guess that's why I dreaded it so! Actually, I can't fit in much (any?) time for reflection! For the good part of four decades I put a bunch of interests on the back burner and am now deeply involved in art (stone and glass carving and engraving), photographing prehistoric rock art, luthery (making harps - and not playing them very well...), serving on the Board and as Pres. of the Brookings (SD) Arts Council, working in a cooperative artists' gallery in Watertown, SD, traveling (repeatedly to Scotland and Alaska and frequently on stone-gathering forays throughout the US.), biking, x-country skiing, volunteering with the local Democratic Party, and editing the newsletter of the All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Sioux Falls. Lee, James (adopted), and Tom (step-son) are all well and scattered about the country. Jeremy just got his driver's license. We are in South Dakota because Tanya, also a veterinary pathologist, didn't have the sense to be old enough to retire, so she's on the faculty at SD State in the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab as diagnostic pathologist and in charge of the immunohistochemisry lab there. Oh yeah... I give occassional (absolutely fascinating) guest lectures in the orientation course for pre-vet students. Life is good! It's great to see a bunch of familiar names at this site. Ran into Henry Fortna at a PA Veterinary Assoc. meeting in the mid 90s and I had a great - albeit too short - visit with Charlie and Lee Rutschky on a quick trip thru State College a couple of years ago. Anyone heard from or about Bob Pollock? (E)Ric Holm? Bronie (Bronson) Lane? Carl Koch? Best t'y'all! Dave Graham, '61