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impromptu get together in

Scottsdale, Ariz., in February

when Jack and his wife from

Boise, Idaho, were there visiting

their son and playing some golf.

Ray, from Toms River, N.J., was

there for a business conference.

They had a very nice lunch at

The Village Tavern and have

committed to trying to make it

an annual event, to which they

hope other grads of 1970 might

be able to attend.


Rev. Larry



retired in July


43 years of

ministry with

The United


Church. For eight of those

years, he served as a district

superintendent, and was

elected to the General and

Jurisdictional Conference as

a delegate from The Western

New York Conference and The

Upper New York Conference.

Dr. John Carlson


has been honored as a top

physician on Geisinger’s Wall of

Fame. Carlson is a neurologist

for the Geisinger Medical



Janet (Turzak) Barlett


now working as a fundraising

consultant for Advancement


Paul Betlyn

(physics) was

recognized on television and

various internet platforms in

January for fixing a furnace

for free for a woman whose

husband was deployed



Joe Montesano


administration) was named the

Greater Lehigh Valley Chief

Financial Officer of the Year

in the category of “private

company with revenues up to

25 million.”


Dr. Bruce Carpenter

(economics) received

the President’s Coin at

Mansfield University’s spring

commencement. This is a

new tradition in which the

student government chooses

four faculty or staff members

who best exemplify the core

values of the Mansfield creed:

character, scholarship, culture

and service.

Jack (John) Weiss ’71

(business administration) and

Ted Dravde ’74


administration) enjoyed an

outing at the Gallatin Valley

Ranch Sporting Clays course.

Jack and Ted live in the

Bozeman, Mont., area and met

at River’s Edge Fly Shop in

Bozeman. After learning that

not only were they both from

the East, they realized both

graduated from Lycoming.

That conversation prompted

the meeting at the course,

where Ted’s wife, Patty, joined



Lois S. (Smires) Rowland

(biology) retired after 24

years at Boehringer Ingelheim

Pharmaceuticals Inc. (BI), where

she monitored the bio analysis

of clinical trial samples for the

past 12 years. Before that she

worked in the lab for 12 years

at BI, seven years at Merck, and

six years at the University of

Pennsylvania Dental School.

Prior to that, she raised her

children, Scott and Kelly. Her

husband, Bob, is a retired pilot

teaching others how to fly.

They have two grandchildren,

Camden and Riley Jones.

Joe Montesano ’73 and

Christopher Spadoni ’73

Wally Skok ’70, Ray Keller ’70

and Jack Myers ’70

Rev. Larry

Baird ’71


Hadyn McLean


had a paper, “Perfect Timing”

accepted by the Dangerous

Ideas program, sponsored

by Wisconsin Public Radio.

The paper

advocates for

the placement of seminary-

educated and clinical pastoral

education (CPE) trained

non-sectarian chaplains in

the public school systems,

to provide pastoral care and

didactic instruction in religion

in the high school classroom.

The Journal of Pastoral Care

and Counseling


“Scar Tissue” and “Promises,

Promises,” and

Sharing the


, a publication of The

Academy of Parish Clergy,

has published the article, “The

Second Reformation.”

Third annual Alpha Sigma Phi Poconos golf outing. From left to right:

Jeff Swenson ’76, Andy Herb ’76, Kelsey Green ’74, Greg Bussy ’74, Steve

Keech ’76, Dave Melick ’77, Bill Mellor ’76, Doug Kepler ’78.


Susan (Fracaroli) Petniunas

(political science) and her

husband, Raymond, traveled

to China and Japan this past

October. They visited Hong

Kong, Shanghai, and saw the

Three Gorges River Dam (Ziling,

Wu and Qutang Gorges) via a

cruise on the Yangze River. They

also visited Guilin, Xi’an and

Beijing and concluded their trip

by staying in the heart of Tokyo

near the Emperor’s Palace.

Susan Petniunas ’77 and her

husband Raymond

Jack Weiss ’71, Patty Dravde and

Ted Dravde ’74

Three Lycoming College

graduates met at the United

Methodist Communities’ Board

Retreat, Feb. 19, 2016, at the

Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank,

N.J. The Rev. Virginia Samuel

Cetuk ’72, chairperson of the

board of directors (center),

Norman Cetuk ’72 (left) and

the Rev. John Callanan ’84,

corporate director of mission and

pastoral care (right), swapped

stories about Dean Buckle, John

Piper and campus life during

different decades.