When the weather turns cold , he goes to his house at Lake Aldred , Pa . He still works part-time at Home Depot . He is enjoying his new lease on life which he has received by having both knees replaced .
Larry Ohm has been keeping close to home through this COVID epidemic . He goes out to doctors appointments and occasional meals . He also stops by his Knights of Columbus Chapter to rub elbows with his old friends .
Louie Pitonyak has made good progress in rehab where his medical team has corrected a double vision problem . The correction was accomplished by arranging prisms in the eye ware that bend the light to counter the problem . Another part of the rehab was Louie being asked to pick a subject and talk impromptu and continuously about it for 35 minutes with no cheat sheets . Very few , if any , could do it . At 51 minutes they begged him to stop ! They didn ’ t know Louie well . His reward to himself was a trip to Florida with the family .
One more Florida story is from Wayne Swinehart . Wayne is going to his favorite place at New Smyrna Beach at the end of March . Wayne ’ s brother , Bill 6W4 , has lived there for a long time . Wayne plans to take it easy and do some lazy fishing in a back bay . After fishing , he will treat himself to a couple of cold ones at a local watering hole . While discussing getting older , Wayne ’ s take on it is , any problems he may have are treatable and he just accepts them and moves on . Good attitude !
As for me , I had my second shoulder replaced in February . I timed it to fit around the Daytona 500 and the other speed week races plus the Olympics . Might as well have some entertainment to take my mind off of it !
I received a note that our classmate Ed Stark passed away on Jan . 24 , 2022 . Rest in peace , Ed .
Norman Lepping 1741 Old Forty Foot Rd . Harleysville , PA 19438 215-362-8255 redbrickping @ verizon . net
Vince and Betty Barth are in Florida for the month of February . A 4-day cruise on the Gulf of Mexico in late January , then day trips and relaxation during the whole month of February , then another 4-day cruise on the Atlantic side from Cape Canaveral , then home in early March to rest up . We try to stay out of the hot tubs on the ships .
Ron Frances retired at age 50 . He is living at 59 Spring Dell Road , Coatsville , PA 19320 . He drives a 1955 Chevy pickup .
Cooper Yearicks says hi to everyone . We have three great-grands , and a fourth on the way . In March , we open our shore house , also in March a visit with grands , and another set of grands
in May . We will travel to Florida next month , and a week in Myrtle Beach , S . C ., on the way home . Before retirement , I helped design changes at the Sun Refinery .
Therman and Bonnie Madeira are doing great . Although retired , Therman still goes to the Reading and Northern Railroad Office to make sure things are running smoothly .
George and Cheryl Litzke had purchased a home in the Hersey Hill Community of Hazelton , Pa ., but sold it to be closer , five minutes from their son and grands ( 9th and 10th grades ), also to attend sporting events .
Ralph Wickersham still ( B-49 ) with Caroline , but did not get married yet . I still ( B-49 ) ride my dirt bike in the pines of south New Jersey . Grandkids are Evan , got a $ 50,000 scholarship for football at Ursinus College as a receiver and punter ; Dominic , playing football at Downingtown West H . S .; T . J . at Syracuse University ; Nickolas , business at Penn State , Deans List seven times ; Gianna , business freshman at Penn State . Since I retired from brickwork , I went from 190 pounds to 226 pounds . ( Just more of you to tell stories , RALPH !!!)
Darrell and Barbara Sill ( the Harry Truman impersonator ) comments , not much to report from sunny Mechanicsburg at this time . The winter is winding down and our granddaughter is finishing up her first year at Penn State . Fortunately , we didn ’ t have much snow this year , and my trusty snow blower is sitting on the front porch waiting for the “ call to action ,” but not yet ( as of Feb . 21 )! I saw the notice from WTS that the school is going to have Alumni Day this year on June 4th . Barbara and I plan to be there to see some old buddies and check out the Free School Campus while we still ( B-49 ) have some time left . I hope lots of classmates will attend and retell those old war stories . Regards , Darrell B-42 .
Bob Miller , 321-724-2369 . I have been married to Missy for 30 years and one daughter with four kids . I served in the Air Force in Vietnam , picking up Agent Orange as a souvenir . I ’ m a life member of The V . F . W . I still ( B-49 ) have family and friends in the Tower City area , and we come up every one or two years to visit for several weeks . ( Come at 6W4 picnic time in early August ). I retired in 2010 and play a lot of golf . Bob Miller
Earl Morrisey , 814-684-3829 , earlsr1943 @ yahoo . com . The Duke retired from Chicago Rivet after 44 years and lives in their family home , still single , 79 on February 23rd , and has two new hips . Earl flies a drone and works with a 3D printer .
Mark and Sandy Yarnall . We are great-grandparents !! Scarlett Aaliyah Yarnall , born Aug . 25 to Trey and Alexis in Greensboro , N . C . We have seen her once in October and again at Christmas . Mark did retire , but went back to work “ part-time ” in 2021 . He is once again getting up at 3:00 a . m ., coming
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home at 5:00 p . m . We flew to Texas to see the Yarnall family and drove a 1978 Chevy pickup home for Mark Jr . Sandy has recently filled three china cabinets with a new hobby , Fenton Glassware collectables . We did take three trucks to the national truck show in Harrisburg , and 24 trucks to the Macungie Show . Two graduations in 2022 , Parker from SFA and Olivia from Pitt . Maya is also at SFA and Jonathan is at Penn State . This year , the family is doing fine . Mark and Sandy
Bryan and RoseMarie . Wert spent most of the spring and summer figuring out Bryan ’ s acute anemia . Granddaughter Allykate graduated high school in June and won eight awards . At the Harford Fair in August , RoseMarie won 50 ribbons . Bryan had a stroke in early December and is still ( B-49 ) in Grandview Hospital in Sellersville , Pa ., for physical therapy , Room 381 . Call RoseMarie at 215-257-4257 to check on your old buddy , Bryan .
Norman and Carol Lepping have decided to stay in our home for the duration . We have ordered a stair lift to help with Carol ’ s hip problems . There is no
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rush to clean out our attic , basement , house , or garage , but we should start soon . The first thing to go might be the coal heater , ashes are heavy in the winter . My computer has been giving me problems for quite a while and I found that the phone numbers list needs to be updated NOW !! If I didn ’ t call you for news in this issue , please give me a call to make sure that I have your correct phone number . And please send the school a check . I hope to see all of our old buddies on Alumni Day , June 4 , 2022
Richard Dunlap 103 Old Field Dr . Bloomsburg , PA 17815 570-752-3228 215-872-1111 ( cell ) rdunlap6W5 @ verizon . net
Greetings Classmates ,
It is hard to imagine that we are heading into year three of this pandemic . Williamson is working very hard , and is doing a good job of keeping the school , students , and everyone on the campus