By MARY COOK
’29 -- Lavania and Julian Sipple stopped by for a visit
with Father Cuthbert on October 8, as they were
passing through the area. Julian is an attorney and
judge in Savannah, and he and Lavania have two-
’35 -- Enjoyed the visit with Tim Kerns when he
stopped by the Abbey the last of July. He has a car
wash business in Augusta, Georgia, where he and his
wife Emily live. They have four children and six
’40 -- Rita and Hobart Joost also visited with Father
Cuthbert on October^ and 8. They live in Jacksonville,
’48 -- Enjoyed my conversation with Bill Howard,
who was visiting in Charlotte. He is in the computer
business in Apollo Beach, Florida, and told me that he
attended the Abbey from prep school through junior
’58 - Luke Lenahan is teaching at Madison Central
High School in Old Bridge, N. J. Jerry Drottar, his wife
Mary Ann and three children, Gerald junior, seven
teen, Teresa, fifteen, and Cathy, twelve, stopped by for
a visit when they were here on vacation-the first time
in eighteen years! Jerry is personnel manager of
Ceilcote and they live in Avon Lake, Ohio.
’61 - We see Steve Hodullk occasionally since he has
been transferred from Raleigh to Charlotte. Good to
have you back in this area, Steve.
’63 ~ Johnny Wang is publisher of a very influential
daily newspaper in Taipei, Taiwan. Sherry Myers
visited the Abbey on September 14, as he was passing
through enroute to some of his South Carolina sales
territory. Sherry is sales representative for Royal
Doulton china in Georgia and South Carolina and told
us that he has been married for nine months now to a
’64 - Congratulations to Janice and Dezmond Waters
on the arrival of Martina Blythe on July 2. Dez has left
his Latin position with the Duval County Board of
Public Instruction, to accept a teaching position with
Florida Junior College at Jacksonville, where he has
been appointed professor of history at the north
campus. Congratulations also to Ray Clonlnger, who
was elected secretary and assistant treasurer of Crown
Converting Co. of Lincolnton, N. C.
’65 - Vic Donatl is personnel director in the N. C
Department of Corrections and he and Mary Beth ane
their one child live in Raleigh.
’66 “ Congratulations to Alan Main, who has been
promoted to Forecast Supervisor with Southern Bell
and will be located in the headquarters building in
Atlanta, where he and Joy will live.
.’68 - Thanks for your “Happy Birthday” card, Luis
Rodriguez, and congratulations on the birth of your
second baby boy, Xavier, on June 11. Luis is a
representative for Medallion Paint and Color Co. in
Miami. Thanks for your note, Ed Antosek, telling me
he has been accepted into the Naval Aerospace
Medical Program and has been in Pensacola since
August 29 as a student Flight Surgeon.
’69 - After leaving the Abbey, Douglas Buck spen.
four years in the Navy, then entered the University of
Tennessee and after graduation in August, 1974, began
working for Stauffer Chemical Co. as assistant per
sonnel manager. He is now the personnel manager of
Stauffer’s organic plant in Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee.
Congratulations to the Phil Maisanos on the arrival of
Phillip John (“PJ”) on May 8--their first child. Phil
received the MBA in Finance in May 1976 from Iona
’70 - Frank Fltzmorrls and his wife Elaine visited
the Abbey the middle of August, the first time since
Frank’s graduation. He is beginning his fifth year of
teaching seventh and eighth grades in Old Bridge, N.
J., and they live in South Amboy. Frank Alloto is with
WTLV in Jacksonville, Florida.
’71 “ It was good to see Dick Mamele when he
stopped by the Abbey on October 7. He is a criminal
-attorney in Sanford, Florida and had just won a case in
which Frank Tassone (’70) was the prosecutor.
’71 - Brian Noone visited during registration and told
us many students from New Jersey are planning to
come for Homecoming. Brian teaches and coaches
basketball at Homeland High School.
’73 - Had a nice chat with Carol Perry, who called
from New Jersey to tell me that she and Stephen Lang
got engaged on July 26 and are planning a March 26
wedding in Belmont Abbey Cathedral. Steve is in
ternal auditor with Ingersol-Rand in Woodcliff Lake
and Carol is with United Jersey Banks in Hackensack.
Tom Harmon stopped by for a visit. He has been
building homes in eastern North Carolina and left in
September for a six weeks tour of Europe. Our deepest
sympathy to Ethel and Corky Muller on the death of
their infant daughter, Rebecca Michelle.^,
’74 - Virgil Steele stopped by when he was here in
August. He is beginning his third year at Washington
State University working on the Ph. D. in Nutrition.
’75 - Bruce Mllburn is in Hahneipan Medical
School in Philadelphia. Danny Motuz is attending
Medical School- at the University of Xochichalco in
Cuernavaca, Mexico and also a language school to
learn Spanish and is living with a Mexican family. His
address is Sr. D. Motuz, c-o University of Xochichalco,
Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, and would be glad to
hear from any and all.
’76 - Aaron Perkins stopped by to tell us he has
enrolled at North Carolina Central Law School in
Durham. Good luck!
It was great to see all the Abbey alumni and alumnae
at Homecoming, and wish I could remember all the
things they told me. Take a minute to jot it down and
send to me, as all your classmates are interested in
what you are now doing, too.
During the past few
years, Belmont Abbey
has lost the addresses of
many of its alumni.
Wi)n’t you take a minute
and look over the
following list to see if you
know where yodr fellow
alumni are? Space is
provided below to fill in
any addresses you know.
Edwards, Harry P.
Gaddy, John F.
Lockfaw, Daniel A.
Bunn, Peter H.
McCarthy, John F.
Seay, John W., Jr.
Powell, Enslow A.
Sottile, Nicholas J.
Oliver, John Ryan
Dos Reis, Rev. Arthur
Dunn, Edward, E.,
Cuicevich, Frank N.,
Whittaker, John K.
McCanless, Robert L.
Fitzgerald, John F.
Atienza, Pedro, Falls,
Kenneth; Tabet, William
Aguero, Jose; Ballard,
H.R.; Stant, F.T.
Burgher, Francis X.;
Davidson, Cmdr. Wm. A.,
Jr.; Edwards, James A.
Fisher, Reuben H.
Decastro, Jose F.
Briggs, Col. Author F.;
Wheeler, Earl B.
Jr.; Smith, William M.
Lawrence N.; Chuingas,
Menelans, J.; Hancock,
Martin L.; Johnson, J.
Perry; Jones, Charles J.;
Moore, Charles D.; Piro,
Eppley, Jack H.;
Rhyne, John A.; Samel,
OSB; Shoemaker, Melvin
Baecher, John J., Jr.
Edge, Harold F.;
Birkner, Andrew M.;
Dunn, Dennis C.; Gar
diner, Robert C.; Hull,
Robert H.; Privatte,
Norman L.; Roberts,
J.C., Jr.; Shelton,
Spencer M., Jr.; Steele,
Bryan, Cody; Clardy,
Dalton, B.; Doll, Jose;
Henebry, Hugh S.;
Horton, L. Douglas,
Capt.; Nantz, James W.;
Neilson, Joseph; Patch,
Cephas T.; Payne,
David; Shaw, Joseph S.,
Jr.; Stowe, Don L.;
Wethington, Charles W.
Byerly, Andrew J.;
Graham, John F.;
Knightly, John R.
Barnette, John G., Jr.;
Farmer, Neal W.
Garmon, William P.
Jones, William R.
Lominac, Ernest A.:
Toole, James R.
Purvis, Devant J.;
Searle, George, Jr.;
Stuart, David L.
Lybrand, James E.;
Martin, Pardoe M.;
Stuart, George Edwin
Barton, Edward L.;
Kienast, Msgt. Charles
F.; Quigley, Thomas A.;
Shaw, Thomas L.;
Vesprille, Thomas J.
Bain, Luke N.; Cowan,
Gaylord H.; Donahue,
Claude S., Jr.
Robert H.; Gnann, Van
C.; Loftin, Frank W., Ill;
Rockett, Forrest E., Jr.
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